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Superpowers don’t support asylum for Assange: A hyena cannot smell its own stench

Superpowers don’t support asylum for Assange: A hyena cannot smell its own stench

Ecuador giving political asylum to Julian Assange (WikiLeaks) is the right thing to do. The irony in this affair is that the three main countries that violated international laws have been exposed in their lies (France, UK, and the US). The UK for instance refused to extradite Pinochet. Now, the UK is threatening to invade […]

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Prevent Iran from making a nuclear weapon: When the head of a snake is cut off, the rest of his body is an ordinary rope

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Prevent Iran from making a nuclear weapon: When the head of a snake is cut off, the rest of his body is an ordinary rope

The whistleblower site Wikileaks has certainly succeeded in getting world attention. It also helps us to know what world leaders think in the shadows and the way they play a double game between nations on important international matters. So far, the countries of the Arab Gulf are certainly the ones being shamed in their stand against […]

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Devaluation of the dollar and the yuan a bad move: Every head has its own kind of headache

Filed in Business, Current affairs, Economy, foreign affairs by on November 12, 2010 0 Comments
Devaluation of the dollar and the yuan a bad move: Every head has its own kind of headache

The climate at the G20 meeting in South Korea is one of division and finger pointing. It is seen as a war of currencies. China has been accused by the US and Europe as a manipulator of its currency, boosting its exports. Pressure on Beijing did not work. Finally, last week, the Feds decided to pump $600 […]

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Karsai, double agent, can’t be trusted: A chameleon can only change its color, but can never change its skin

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on October 28, 2010 1 Comment
Karsai, double agent, can’t be trusted: A chameleon can only change its color, but can never change its skin

President Karzai has acknowleged receiving a secret bag of cash from Iran. This news confirms what many believe: that the Afghan president is a double agent who plays both for the West and Iran. For sure, Afghans are closer to the Iranians than the West. Karzai is a controversial figure, by his positions and also […]

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Donations for Pakistan not coming easily: A thief is always under suspicion

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 16, 2010 1 Comment
Donations for Pakistan not coming easily: A thief is always under suspicion

The world is watching with indifference at the devastation of floods hitting Pakistan. Despite the appeal launched by the UN to raise $450 million to help some 14 million Pakistanis affected by the floods, we are not seeing the same enthusiasm among the Americans as we did for Haiti. Pakistan’s reputation for corruption is making Americans […]

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Ahmadinejad Proposes Talk With Obama: The bravery of a lion doesn’t protect it from the spear of hunter.

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Ahmadinejad Proposes Talk With Obama: The bravery of a lion doesn’t protect it from the spear of hunter.

President Ahmadinejad has offered a one-on-one talk with President Obama in front of the media. The White House has not reacted yet to the offer.  The US and Iran have been sparring over the nuclear issue and also the human rights abuses in Iran. It is unclear what Ahmadinejad expects from Obama. For sure the […]

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Violence in Jamaica: A diamond doesn’t lose its value due to a lack of admiration.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 26, 2010 0 Comments
Violence in Jamaica: A diamond doesn’t lose its value due to a lack of admiration.

 The reputation of Jamaica, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, is on the line. While its government is trying to bring calm in Kingston, foreign media are painting the country darkly.  There are crimes in the US as well as drug problems. If the US thinks that the tiny island of Jamaica is the source of its drug […]

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Karzai Seen as Puppet: To him who puts a cord around his neck, God will supply someone to pull it.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on May 17, 2010 1 Comment
Karzai Seen as Puppet: To him who puts a cord around his neck, God will supply someone to pull it.

President Karzai, the Afghan president, has left the US after three days of talks. Mr. Karzai has been in the news for controversial statements made by him against the US.  He certainly needs to explain himself on many issues such as corruption, drugs, and his dangerous liason with Iran. President Karzai is trapped between the West […]

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Hamid Karzai Accuses The West of Fraud: Do not tell the man who is carrying you that he stinks.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 3, 2010 0 Comments
Hamid Karzai Accuses The West of Fraud: Do not tell the man who is carrying you that he stinks.

Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan and ex-CIA agent, has accused the West of committed fraud during the last Afghan presidential elections. These accusations took almost everybody who follows foreign affairs by surprise. This xenophobic message is not the message that a leader who is supposed to bring stability in his country should say. The world knows […]

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Joe Biden Embarrassed in Israel: Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on March 12, 2010 2 Comments
Joe Biden Embarrassed in Israel: Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.

The recent visit of US Vice President Joe Biden showed that the US and Israel are in disagreement  over Jerusalem building projects. The world knows that the continued building of new settlements in Palestinian land is one of the problems that slows down the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis. The US administration has been […]

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