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China resists European pressure on currency

The European Union and China locked horns over exchange rates on Tuesday after authorities in Beijing deflected a European call for a rise in the level of the renminbi.

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Inequality rises! China No.2 in billionaires as assets boom

SHANGHAI - China has more billionaires than any country except the United States, as soaring stock and property prices helped to boost wealth among the country's super-rich, researcher Rupert Hoogewerf said on Wednesday.

The number of Chinese worth $1 billion or more jumped to 108, from 15 last year, growing much faster than in western countries, Hoogewerf said in his 2007 China "rich list," which ranks the 800 wealthiest individuals in the country.

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Green psychopath? Chertoff: Illegals 'degrade' environment

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Monday defended the construction of a fence along the southwest border, saying it's actually better for the environment than what happens when people illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico line.

"Illegal migrants really degrade the environment. I've seen pictures of human waste, garbage, discarded bottles and other human artifact in pristine areas," Chertoff said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "And believe me, that is the worst thing you can do to the environment."


Comment: Geez, how touching! Never mind that it is US 'free trade' policies which have created this misery for millions of Mexicans, forcing many to consider illegal immigration in order to feed their families.


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Counterinsurgency at work? Kabul bus bomber kills 30 troops

A suicide bomber wearing an army uniform blew up an Afghan military bus in Kabul Saturday, killing around 30 people and wounding many more in one of the deadliest attacks of the Taliban's insurgency.

Afghanistan's US-backed president, Hamid Karzai, called for "stronger vigour" in the worldwide fight against terrorism after the devastating blast.


Comment: How do they know that it was a suicide bomber? Remember any one including the Western counterinsurgency can make a phone call and claim to be a spokesman calling on behalf of the Taliban.


Comment: See: Suicide Bombings - A Favourite US Counter-Insurgency Tactic


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An old Zionist dream: the partition of Iraq

Finally the Imperial Senate calls for Iraq's partition.
US lawmakers voted Wednesday to split Iraq into a loose federation of sectarian-based regions and urged President George W Bush to press Iraqi leaders to agree.
The proposal came from Senator Joseph Biden, the smart-ass who heads the chamber's foreign relations committee and is running for the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination.

A few months ago, Sen. Biden, interviewed by Shalom TV, an American mainstream Jewish cable television network, called Israel "the single greatest strength America has in the Middle East". "I am a Zionist," stated Senator Biden. "You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist."

We know the Israel Lobby is not a very convincing thesis, at least for Noam Chomsky. So, let's talk about coincidences.

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Clinton supports Israeli 'strike' on Syria

In televised debate, presidential candidate says she supports Israel's alleged air strike on Syria in which she believes a nuclear facility, built with North Korean aid, was eliminated; says attack on Iran not realistic.

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JFK Quotes You Probably Haven't Heard

Here are some JFK quotes that you've likely never heard. I would ask the question - when will we ever hear a President utter such words again?

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Propaganda Alert! Iranian, Chinese weapons seized in Afghanistan

Afghan authorities said they had seized dozens of Iranian and Chinese-made weapons after a brief battle Saturday with Taliban fighters near the border with Iran.

The weapons found in the western province of Herat included about 40 mines and rocket-propelled grenades, the government's intelligence agency said in a statement.

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Mystery deepens over Israeli strike on Syria

Israel is still maintaining official silence a week after Syria complained that Israeli aircraft invaded its airspace in a mysterious incident which raised tensions and triggered a welter of US media speculation about possible targets for the operation.

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Propaganda Alert! Failed suicide bomber turns on al Qaeda

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Ahmad al Shayea is the rarest of truck bombers -- he survived his suicide mission in Iraq even though the blast from his bomb was strong enough to kill 12 bystanders.

Al Shayea, who was disfigured during the attack, claims al Qaeda tricked him into becoming a bomber by asking him to deliver a tanker truck, which they had rigged with a bomb.


Comment: The description happens to fit perfectly with the way patsies are recruited by western intelligence agencies as described in this article by Joe Quinn:

The Tale Of The Unwitting "Suicide Bomber" And SuperBowl XLI


Comment: An understanding of counterinsurgency and their methods would have done more to provide him with a real lesson. Instead he is just another victim of the US propaganda campaign.