Friday, January 7, 2011

Weekend Reading

Vladimir Putin and the US duke it out
" One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?" --- Putin
"Where do we see any evidence that the UN prevents wars or that international law serves any purpose other than to provide an excuse for future aggression by the US or Israel?" --- Author

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The reality of the threat of Al-Qaeda. Although I do not completely agree with the solutions offered (there can be no utopia in the world because "most of them are rebellious" --- Quran). It is still a good read to catch up with facts and statements.

"Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians." --- Robin Cook

"In reality, the problem of terrorism originates directly from within Western governments, mainly the United States, England, and Israel - governments that are not democratic, but authoritarian, and rely on secrecy, misinformation, and deception to promote policies that enrich a few well-connected individuals who are powerful and immoral enough to negatively influence government legislation and government policy." --- Author

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An economic look at the US' future

“We’re not going to allow our American friends to melt the dollar,” said Mr. Mantega, [Brazil’s finance minister] who views the US government’s move to pump $600bn (£387bn) into its economy as an unfair attempt to help exports."

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