Sunday, December 03, 2006

Oligarchs and crime


Dividing the Arab world. Who gains?
"Lebanon's anti-Syria ruling majority, led by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, has been bracing for armed sectarian conflict since the withdrawal of Syrian forces in the spring of 2005... (There are) growing tensions across the region between U.S.-allied Sunni Muslims who hold power in most Arab nations and the increasingly influential Shiite-ruled Iran and Hezbollah." Lebanese Sunni-dominated security forces swell

Huge Beirut rally demands change

China and Indonesia

General Leonid Ivashov, former Chief of Russian Military Staff: "The organizers of those attacks (9 11) were the political and business circles interested in destabilizing the world order."

New South Africa: Crime Shrouds World Cup 2010

SNP takes issue with Spanish takeover

SNP pledges renewables 'jackpot'

Nuclear Chief Says All Russian Polonium is Shipped to U.S.

Over the years, Litvinenko had charged, among many other things, that the Kremlin had trained al-Qaeda's top leaders prior to 9/11... It beggars belief that a savvy operator like Putin would have countenanced a plan to kill a small-fry critic in a such a spectacularly public fashion, in the capital of a foreign country, with a slow-acting radioactive isotope that guaranteed weeks of damaging headlines and international outcry, putting at risk months of delicate negotiations over Russia's expansion into the European energy market and other lucrative deals. Pale Fire and London Fog: Illuminating Outliers in the Death of Alexander Litvinenko

Carlyle Group - Gadaffi and Monkey Business

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