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THOUSANDS WATCH SIEGE OF LENINGRAD RE-ENACTMENT (Russia)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 26, 2009

9:21AM Monday Jan 26, 2009

Associated Press

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U.S. BUSINESS CLIMATE WORST IN 27 YRS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 26, 2009

13:17:00 01/26/2009

by Lucia Mutikani – Reuters

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ANALYSIS: HARD TIMES HELP GEITHNER’S TREASURY BID

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 25, 2009

Sunday January 25, 2009

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OBAMA’S ECONOMIC PLAN MEETS GOP PUSHBACK – PRESIDENT SHOWS BIPARTISANSHIP HAS CLEAR LIMITS; ‘I WON. I TRUMP YOU,’ HE TELLS GOP (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 24, 2009

Jan. 23, 2009

by Jake Tapper, Rick Klein and Jonathan Karl

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OBAMA FIRMA LA ORDEN DE CLAUSURA DE GUANTÁNAMO (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 22, 2009

22.01.09 – 21:50

Diario Vasco – AGENCIAS – WASHINGTON

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WALL ST. SINKS ON OBAMA INAUGURATION DAY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 21, 2009

Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2009 – 05:53 AM PST

Agence France-Presse

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GAZA AFTERMATH MAY IMPACT ISRAEL OIL PIPE DEVELOPMENT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

by Benoit Faucon – Dow Jones Newswires

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THE NUMBERS ARE HORRIFYING (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 20, 2009

Jan. 26, 2009

Mohamed A. El-Erian

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NEWSWEEK – Jan. 26, 2009

GLOBAL INVESTOR

By Mohamed A. El-Erian

THE NUMBERS ARE HORRIFYING

On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama inherits an economic calamity, and the situation will get worse in the first few months of his presidency regardless of what he does. How quickly it improves thereafter is not just a matter of which policies he decides to pursue; importantly, it is also a function of how he pursues them. Investors need to pay close attention lest they experience yet another challenging and, in some cases, devastating year.

No one should doubt that we are still in the midst of a historic economic crisis. Having incurred massive losses, individuals and companies around the world are, not surprisingly, saving more—some by choice as they attempt to restore balance to their finances and others by necessity as their credit lines are cut by beleaguered lenders. As detailed elsewhere in this edition of NEWSWEEK, the world has entered an Age of Thrift. Less spending by individuals will mean even lower demand, and the production of goods and services will be cut, again.

The latest economic data vividly illustrate the self-fulfilling nature of this global phenomenon. The numbers are horrifying, and increasingly so. There’s been a violent collapse in industrial production in Europe; the latest monthly data now show annual contractions of 17 percent in Spain, 13 percent in the U.K., 9 percent in France and Italy, and 6 percent in Germany. Emerging economies are now on the same course, with contractions of 9 percent in Russia and 4 percent in Brazil.

At the same time, the labor market is deteriorating dramatically in both Europe and America. The United States has now registered 12 consecutive months of job losses, including more than half a million in December, bringing the 2008 total to 2.6 million—a level not seen for more than 60 years. The crisis continues to catch people by surprise, suggesting that too few people sufficiently understand its dynamics. The U.S. Commerce Department reports that December retail sales declined at more than twice the rate expected by most forecasters, and further extended the record for consecutive monthly declines, now six .and counting. President elect Obama faces the prospect of more corporate defaults, pension losses and personal bankruptcies in the coming months. Fortunately, he has already shown that he has a good understanding of the need for an aggressive fiscal stimulus, and Congress seems to be onboard.

Without massive public stimulus, there is little chance of countering the highly disruptive consequences of a too sudden and too prolonged ascent of the Age of Thrift.

Yet there is a risk that this consensus could break down in quibbling over the details. Specifically, we should stop the bickering over whether to cut taxes or raise spending. Both are required. The tax cuts should work mainly through employment channels, including a cut in the payroll tax as this will directly help employment and limit the fall in consumption. Government spending should focus on sectors that will quickly raise resource productivity, like infrastructure, which helps lower production costs, and social services, which raise human productivity overtime.

Obama also needs to step up efforts to alleviate the credit crunch. This is not about an immediate recovery in the banking system. It won’t happen. The sector is too damaged to act as a conduit of funds to the general economy. Instead, the government must come up with more imaginative ways to provide direct financing, particularly for mortgages and some areas of consumer finance.

Obama’s economic appointments suggest that he understands how important it will be to get the design and implementation of these policies right. The highly capable Larry Summers and Tim Geithner should focus on coming up with a master plan to lead the country out of the crisis. This will ensure that the immediate measures implemented are consistent over time with a resumption of economic growth and rising productivity.

Managing expectations is also more important than ever. In his remarks on the financial crisis in November and December, Obama came across as informed, committed and careful not to over-promise. Yet his efforts have been largely negated by recent talk out of Washington of regulatory clampdowns, potential abrogation of property rights and other non-market solutions. The president-elect will have to step up quickly to the challenge of consistently better communication if he is to instill the confidence that is critical for a meaningful economic turn later this year.

Finally, Obama should signal clearly that he knows a global dislocation requires a global response. What was a U.S. financial crisis has morphed into a challenge to the international market system. An effective solution will not materialize unless the United States takes a policy leadership role on the global stage. It’s a role no other country can credibly play. With Obama as president, the world is exceptionally welcoming to U.S. leadership. He must seize this opportunity for the economic good of America, and the world.

ELERIAN is CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO and author of “When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change,” winner of the 2008 FT/Goldman Sachs business book of the year award.

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ISRAEL’S FRIENDS CANNOT JUSTIFY THIS SLAUGHTER

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

Monday, 19 January 2009

by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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AHMADINEJAD CONGRATULATES HAMAS ON ‘VICTORY’ (Iran)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

1330 PST, Monday, January 19, 2009

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ISSUES CANNOT BE RESOLVED IMMEDIATELY: OBAMA (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

0600 PST, Monday, January 19, 2009

The International News

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OBAMA SUCKED INTO MIDEAST CAULDRON FROM DAY ONE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 19, 2009

1340 PST, Monday, January 19, 2009

The International News

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FRESH EVIDENCE OF ISRAELI PHOSPHORUS USE IN GAZA EMERGES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 17, 2009

Saturday 17 January 2009 00.18 GMT

by Richard Norton-Taylor

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200,000 WAR VETERANS HOMELESS IN US – 300,000 IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERANS FILE DISABILITY CLAIMS WITH US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 16, 2009

2009-01-16

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ISRAEL ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 15, 2009

Thursday, 15 January 2009

by Donald Macintyre and Kim Sengupta in Jerusalem

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U.N. HQ AND REFUGEE COMPOUND HIT BY ISRAELIS (Palestine – Gaza)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 15, 2009

Thursday, 15 January 2009

The Belfast Telegraph

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MILIBAND REGRETS ‘WAR ON TERROR’ – THE IDEA OF A “WAR ON TERROR” IS A “MISTAKE”, PUTTING TOO MUCH EMPHASIS ON MILITARY FORCE, FOREIGN SECRETARY DAVID MILIBAND HAS SAID (UK)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 15, 2009

04:52 GMT, Thursday, 15 January 2009

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IRAQ VICTIMS SUE UK SECURITY FIRM – GUARDS EMPLOYED BY HAMPSHIRE-BASED COMPANY ARE ACCUSED OF OPENING FIRE ON UNARMED CIVILIANS AND DRIVING OFF, LEAVING THEM WITH SEVERE INJURIES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 12, 2009

Sunday 11 January 2009

by Mark Townsend – The Observer

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THE BUSH LEGACY OUT OF AMERICA: AS BARACK OBAMA PREPARES FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, A REVIEW OF HIS PREDECESSOR’S EIGHT YEARS IN POWER SHOWS HE WAS THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENT EVER. HOW DID IT GO SO WRONG?

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 12, 2009

Sunday, 11 January 2009

by Rupert Cornwell

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CAN OPEC USE OIL AS A WEAPON? – IN THE MID-70s, SHORTLY BEFORE PHYSICAL ELIMINATION FROM THE SCENE, THE LATE KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA HAD FOREWARNED HENRY KISSINGER, THE WHEELER-DEALER OF THE DAY, THAT IF AND WHEN PUSHED TO THE WALL, ‘WE WOULD PUT OUR (OIL) WELLS TO FIRE AND RETURN TO THE TENTS’

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 11, 2009

Sunday, 11 Jan, 2009 – 12:59 PM PST

by Syed Rashid Husain

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THE WEST BANK: WE’RE ALL HAMAS NOW – SUPPORTERS OF FATAH UNITE BEHIND ENEMY – MAHMOUD ABBAS’S POPULARITY HAS BEEN CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE OF THE GAZA INVASION

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 10, 2009

Friday, 9 January 2009

by Ben Lynfield in Ramallah

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ANTI-SEMITIC THREATS UP IN GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009

Jan 7, 2009 23:14

by Benjamin Weinthal – Post Correspondent in Berlin

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ISRAEL WILL BE AT THE RECEIVING END

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009

January 08, 2009, 23:38

by Patrick Seale – Special to Gulf News

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ALL ‘POSSIBILITIES OPEN’ AGAINST ISRAEL, SAYS HEZBOLLAH (Lebanon)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009


January 08, 2009 Thursday – Muharram 10, 1430

Agence France-Presse

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AID AGENCIES SLAM ISRAEL OVER GAZA – UN AGENCY HALTS OPERATIONS IN PROTEST AFTER TWO DRIVERS ARE KILLED DURING CEASEFIRE, WHILE RED CROSS DISCOVERS ‘HOUSE OF HORRORS’

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

January 09, 2009 – 09:15 AM

by Martin Fletcher and Philippe Naughton

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS PACIFIC, ARCTIC CONFLICTS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

7 Jan 2009, 0821 hrs IST

Reuters

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ISRAEL JUGGLES AIRSTRIKES AND PEACE TALKS IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

10:54AM Thursday Jan 08, 2009

Associated Press

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COURT ALLOWS BOEING TO USE ‘RACIST’ US LAW – INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE CONTRACTOR BOEING WILL BE ALLOWED TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES WHOSE NATIONALITIES DO NOT MEET US SECURITY LAWS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

January 07, 2009

by Michael McKenna – The Australian

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ANTI-JEWISH VIOLENCE IN EUROPE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

January 6, 2009

Associated Press

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GAZA CONFLICT DRIVES OIL PRICE ABOVE US$48 A BARREL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

Wednesday January 7, 2009

by Loong Tse Min

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BLOOD AND TERROR IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

Tuesday, 06 Jan, 2009 – 09:09 AM

PST

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THE CHANGING ECONOMIC EPICENTRE OF THE WORLD – ON THE DEMISE OF SOVIET UNION 18 YEARS AGO, US PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH ANNOUNCED THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW WORLD ORDER. HE SAID: ‘A HUNDRED GENERATIONS HAVE SEARCHED FOR THIS ELUSIVE PATH TO PEACE, WHILE A THOUSAND WARS RAGED ACROSS THE SPAN OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR’

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

Saturday, 03 Jan, 2009 – 01:34 PM

by Shahid R. Siddiqi

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WAR ON TERROR FAILED — ISRAEL PLEASE NOTE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

January 06, 2009 – Tuesday – Muharram 08, 1430

by Gary Younge

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AL-QAEDA SNIFFS OPPORTUNITY IN GAZA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

Jan 7, 2009

by Syed Saleem Shahzad

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GAZA CONFLICT ‘FULL-BLOWN’ HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – 13:28

Reuters

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A COMMON ENEMY – ISRAEL

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

January 6, 2009

by Fred Hubner

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Not being an Arab, a Muslin or a Christian and coming from a Jewish family inquisitorially converted to Christendom some five centuries ago, I feel free to admit that the present events promoted Israel as the one and only enemy of all Arab nations. I also feel free to point an accusing finger to all Arab nations, which criminally just stand by while the open extermination of the Palestinians happens right before their guilty eyes. I also feel pretty much at ease accusing the United Nations for doing nothing, thanks, for so many decades. I also accuse my goverment, Bush’s still lingering ineptness and all previous administratrions for the idea that we should, out of ‘good will’, sell weapons to such a belligerent and criminal state such as Israel’s. So yes, there’s Palestinian blood and guts in the hands of every citizen in the world. So yes, from now on Israel must be seen for what it is … a criminal state and a threat to human kind. So yes, henceforth, Israel is the enemy of all other nations be them Arabs, Christians, Americans, Muslins … and including conscientious Jews.

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BEGETTING VIOLENCE (The Israeli invasion of Palestine)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 6, 2009

January 5, 2009

by Rami G. Khouri

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PROTESTS ERUPT AGAINST ISRAELI INCURSION

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 5, 2009

07:39:00 01/05/2009

Reports from AP and AFP – Philippine Daily Inquirer

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ISRAEL IS IN DANGER OF FIGHTING THE LAST WAR, NOT THE NEXT ONE – AS LONG AS ISRAEL OCCUPIES THE WEST BANK, PALESTINE WILL BE ARABS’ SORE TOOTH

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 5, 2009

Monday, 5 January 2009

by Bruce Anderson

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HOW HYPOCRISY ON ‘TERRORISM’ KILLS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 4, 2009

2009-01-01 10:45:56

by Robert Parry

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WAR PASSES: THE CLIMATE IS FOR EVER – WE HUMANS ARE BETTER AT DEALING WITH CRISES THAN LONG-TERM PROBLEMS. THE FUTURE COULD JUDGE US HARSHLY

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 4, 2009

Sunday, 4 January 2009

by Tom Burke (Co-founder of E3G and a visiting professor at Imperial and University colleges, London)

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24 FINED OR SCOLDED FOR HELPING NOE WITH FUNDRAISING SCHEME

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 28, 2008

2Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:08 PM

by Mark Niquette – The Columbus Dispatch

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CAPITALISM FAILED? OR DID WE FAIL CAPITALISM? (wagging a middle finger at us)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Dec. 25, 2008 – 6:21PM

by Loren Steffy – Houston Chronicle

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WISDOM SERIES: EDWARD SONSHINE WOULD SPEED UP INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Garry Marr – The Financial Post

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IS WAR A SOLUTION TO GLOBAL RECESSION? (India)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

26 Dec 2008, 18:45 hrs IST

by Mandar Nimkar & Saikat Das

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THE MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT (MILF) SPURNS COMMUNISTS’ OVERTURE (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

December 27, 2008 01:45:00

by Jeoffrey Maitem – Mindanao Bureau

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IS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION CRIMINALLY LIABLE FOR ITS LAWLESSNESS? – THE CULPABILITY FOR FLOUTING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS AGAINST TORTURE AND SPYING IS SHARED AND IS BEING ADDRESSED BY THE PROPER INSTITUTIONS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 25, 2008

December 24, 2008

L.A. TIMES – Editorial

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BUSH A CATALYST IN AMERICA’S DECLINING INFLUENCE – THE PRESIDENT OVERSAW A PERIOD OF ERODING ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL POWER, IN WHICH THE RISE OF CHINA, INDIA AND OTHERS WAS A MAJOR FACTOR, BUT ASSISTED BY AN AVERSION TO HIM AND HIS POLICIES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 25, 2008

December 25, 2008

by Paul Richter

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ÍNDIOS ‘PEITAM’ JUSTIÇA TROCAM TIROS COM POLÍCIA E FAZEM REFÉM EM MT (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

20 de dezembro de 2008 – 19h16

Olhar Direto

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THE RETURN OF REALPOLITIK IN ARABIA – Bush’s ‘diplomacy of freedom’ gives way to Obama’s caution and reticence. The Middle East may test our fatigue

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 16, 2008

DECEMBER 15, 2008, 11:42 P.M. ET

by Amy R. Remo

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U.S. ARMS SALES UNDERMINE HUMAN RIGHTS, GROUP SAYS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 10, 2008

Dec. 10, 2008, 1:31PM

by Barry Schweid – Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. arms trade is booming — sales reached $32 billion last year — and more than half of the purchasers in the developing world are either undemocratic governments or regimes that engaged in human rights abuses, a private think tank reported today.

Timed to the 60th anniversary of the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the report by the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan policy institute, named 13 of the top 25 arms purchasers in the developing world as either undemocratic or engaged in major human rights abuses.

The 13 listed in the report were Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt, Colombia, Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Morocco, Yemen and Tunisia.

Sales to these countries totaled more than $16.2 billion over 2006 and 2007.

The total “contrasts sharply with the Bush administration’s pro-democracy rhetoric,” the report said.

Also, the report said that 20 of the 27 nations engaged in major armed conflicts were receiving weapons and training from the United States.

“U.S. arms transfers are undermining human rights, weakening democracy and fueling conflict around the world,” the report said.

William D. Hartung, the lead author of the report, said, “The United States cannot demand respect for human rights and arm human rights abusers at the same time.”

U.S. arms sales grew to $32 billion in 2007, more than three times the level when President Bush took office in 2001, the report said.

The United States is the world’s largest arms supplier. U.S. exports range from combat aircraft to Pakistan, Morocco, Greece, Romania and Chile to small arms and light weapons to the Philippines, Egypt and Georgia.

In 2006 and 2007, the United States sold weapons to more than 174 states and territories.At the beginning of the Bush administration there were 123 arms clients, the report said.

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LIBYA EYES 10% STAKE IN ITALY’S OIL GIANT ENI AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE VENTURES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 9, 2008

Published: December 07, 2008, 23:31

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Rome: Libya would be interested in buying up to 10 per cent of Italian oil giant ENI, one of a number of investments it is PRESS CONFERENCE BY FRANCO FRATTINI
considering in Italy, the North African country’s ambassador to Italy was reported as saying.

The investment, which at ENI’s closing price of 15.39 euros on Friday would entail spending more than 6 billion euros, would make Libya ENI’s second-biggest shareholder after the Italian state, which has a 20.3 per cent stake.

In comments about other potential investments published in Italian newspapers on Sunday, Hafed Gaddur said he was not interested in the telecommunications sector.

“We have in mind five to six operations, among which I exclude telecommunications,” he was quoted as saying in business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. Other newspapers had him speaking of four to five operations.

Although he did not elaborate, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told Reuters on Friday that Libya was interested in the transport, tourism and infrastructure sectors.

Important partner

Gaddur spoke to newspapers after Italy’s government said on Saturday that Libya was interested in buying a stake in ENI.

Just as sovereign funds from developing countries have recently made investments in US and European companies, Libya has emerged as a leading source of capital for Italian companies and an important energy partner.

It recently acquired nearly 5 per cent of Italian bank UniCredit.

Gaddur said the accord signed by Libya and Italy last August had made it easier for Libya to invest in Italian companies without provoking a hostile reaction.

On August 30, the countries signed an accord under which Italy would pay compensation for misdeeds during its colonial rule of Libya.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hailed the accord as opening a new era of cooperation.

“It allows for something that in different times would have been absolutely impossible, such as a foreign state that enters with a stake of 5 to 10 per cent in your national oil company, which is what we would want to do,” he was quoted by La Repubblica as saying.

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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE, HYPOCRISY AND PRIVATE LIVES (Lebanon)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 8, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Talal Nizameddin wrote this article for THE DAILY STAR (Lebanon)

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First person by Talal Nizameddin

I am suffering from a total state of agnosia. Is this the same Michel Aoun who angrily vowed that he would break the head of the Syrian regime? Is this the same Syrian regime that pacified the Lebanese Army soldiers fighting under Aoun’s command and waged a ruthless campaign for 15 years to marginalize the idealistic Free Patriotic Movement supporters? At least I am almost sure that I haven’t been afflicted by amnesia. I remember when the Lebanese felt the thrill of defiance when they beeped their car horns driving through the Nahr al-Kalb tunnel leading to Jounieh from Beirut.

Letting bygones be bygones and forgiveness is a treasured feature of human nature and being an optimist, I say whatever breaks the ice and allows people to move on from a painful past should be welcomed with open hearts. But the process of forgiveness is a long and arduous one. In Judaism, Christianity and Islam it must begin with honesty, leading to confession and then as a final step absolution becomes meaningful. On a human level, in a one-to-one conflict, a discussion must take place that expresses the pain of each side so that there is an understanding of the hopes and fears of the other side before saying sorry reaches a level beyond words and touches the human within us.

It is said that since the end of the Cold War we have been living in the age of the clash of civilizations and the dialogue of faiths. In the Western and pro-Israeli media, Islam is the culprit, with the image of bloodthirsty mad Muslims rampaging through Mumbai killing randomly all those around them the latest episode of terror that does nothing to the great religion they claim to be fighting for. Among Arabs and Muslims it is the Jews who have manipulated the Holocaust tragedy to inflict suffering on Palestinians and Arabs. The Christian West is also blamed for a low-burning decadence that over time has led to the collapse of the world financial markets due to greed and the neglect of the poverty and misery of the so-called Third World.

What is strikingly noticeable about Aoun’s visit is the tour of the historic churches of Syria. The message clearly states that Christianity is safe from the harm of Muslim fanatics in secular Syria. But the manipulation of the clash of civilizations idea has been even better fine-tuned because there is now a distinction between Sunni Islam and Shiite Islam that has been dispersed in our media outlets like a wave of cluster bombs. Thus we have inter and intra-civilization clashes if we are to believe our political experts and TV commentators. Aoun and his supporters have played further on Lebanese Christian emotions, maliciously highlighting the difference between the Shiites, true Lebanese patriots who are fighting Israeli occupation and the Sunnis, bad people who are paid by the Saudis to turn Lebanon into a Wahhabi extension. Even by local standards Lebanese politics has descended to a truly low level.

In fact, the Saudi monarch courageously endorsed a United Nations gathering to promote dialogue among the world’s great religions despite criticisms from no other than Aoun and his comrades in March 8. Despite the good intentions, the Saudis may however be wasting their time. By entering into such discussions the world risks mirroring the same Lebanese facade that religious belief somehow lies at the source of conflict. It evades the powerful economic explanations and the fact that there is a huge gap in wealth between states and between individuals in the world we live in. It also, and just as importantly, diverts attention from the lack of representation, the lack of personal freedoms and the lack of human rights most people in the world endure on a daily basis. Blatant injustice, economic and political, creates extremism and not religions.

The West should not feel too self-satisfied about its state when there are calls for more social justice and greater freedoms. In Britain, as an example of an advanced European country, the state has been shown to fail time and time again in protecting children with one in four children according to a recent study suffering from sexual abuse. Crime is rampant and ethics are barely visible in the business and political realms. As in the United States, a philosophy of “grabbing hands grab what they can” has reigned for decades. Support for oppressive regimes, particularly here in the Middle East, is justified in the name of good diplomacy but the arming of parties fuelling regional conflicts is also considered good business sense.

If most sensible people agree that finding a solution to the Palestinian problem, which has nothing to do with religion, will make the Middle East and the world a better place, why on earth has it been so difficult for the world’s only superpower to convince Israel to accept a neighboring viable Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza? If the United States is truly a democracy, then I must concur with the people I despise the most, the religious fanatics, that blaming the elected leader of the United States is futile because the American people must shoulder their moral responsibility to force their government into a strategic change in their approach. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a political problem with a human dimension. It is simply about national self-determination and not religious fanaticism or civilizational clashes. Palestinians and Jews belong to the same religious family chart, whether they like to admit or not although undoubtedly their historic experiences have diverged.

Nowhere has the mythology of sectarian and religious warfare been more prevalent than in Lebanon. I am still surprised how many Western observers take for granted the cliches about Muslim-Christian divisions characterizing Lebanese society. In reality, Lebanon is more of a clan-based system, with chiefs of clans or communities often but not necessary being defined by their religious beliefs. It just so happens that the sect is an important form of self-identification that is manipulated for conflicts, whether it is over land or political power. That is why within Lebanese sects there are often more than one chief. Take the Maronites as an example of multiple chiefs or zaims, Suleiman Franjieh, Samir Geagea, Michel Aoun, Amin Gemayel and Dori Chamoun all godfathering their own loyal communities. Even the ideological Hizbullah recognizes the need to respect the independence of the unruly clans of Baalbek in return for acknowledgement.

In Lebanon inter-communal relations and divisions are far more complex than simple religious divides. The downside of this system is that the individual is forced into belonging into a clan, because the collective of clans are far more powerful than the formal state. Only the community can protect the individual. In Lebanon, individuals do not have private lives, as is the case in the West, because they are the property of the family, the village, the community. The pattern is the same among all of Lebanese sects. But then again, free from the regional political conflicts, the interference from outside and the flaws in the internal political system, why should we accept that the community is a lesser entity than the state in its value?

Some Western political theorists have even called for a return to communalism as a result of the social failures of the modern state. The Lebanese model offers the opportunity of creating a political system that safeguards communities and also protects the rights of individuals living within them because the hypocritical and simply false pretense of a unified centralized state has been unworkable and shows no signs of succeeding. The Lebanese want their personal liberty, social justice and their community at one and the same time. It is no easy task but where there is a will there is a way and Lebanon could present the world with an example to be emulated around the world. Lebanon’s greatness and loyalty from its citizens could be reinforced by the historic achievement of harmonious and fraternal communal cohabitation. The first step is liberation from the old slogans and working for the common good without playing on communal fears to achieve personal ambitions. When a zaim such as Aoun tours with an open heart the various neighborhoods of Beirut rather than the churches of Syria we would have began reaching the final step toward that sacred goal.

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