Wars to Come ~ link ~ That is to say, wars don't necessarily end when politicians or diplomats shake hands and sign treaties. They fester and feed off of unresolved issues and re-emerge -- sometimes worse than before.
Massive Hike in US Military Spending Financed by Cuts in Health and Education ~ link
Letting the Beast Out of the (Corporatist) Bottle: Obama Channels Bush on Bioweapons ~ link ~ Advanced Biowarfare is a Global Strategic Weapon of Mass Destruction based form of war that is roughly comparable to Global Strategic Thermonuclear Warfare in projected global 'kill levels'. However, while it costs (very roughly) $1 million to kill one human with nuclear weapons (due to the very high cost involved), it only cost (again very rough estimate) $1 to kill one human being with an Advanced Biowar agent (virus, etc.).
America's Growth Industry - WAR - video ~ link ~ This is a FOX video report that is a thinly concealed advertisement for the US Department of Defense civilian contractor program for the two on-going wars.
Pakistan's Political Turmoil Threatens Obama's Strategy ~ link ~ While Zardari’s determination to fight for his office will likely keep him nominally in power for awhile, his ability to order the military into new wars is very much in doubt. President Obama’s demands to attack
Hard reality as US pushes Pakistan ~ link ~ Pakistan will not go as far as Washington wants, and there's nothing the U.S. can do about it: That's the sobering reality as the U.S. tries to persuade a hesitant Pakistan to finish off the fight against terrorists.
Pakistanis are deeply suspicious of America's power and motives, making it difficult for their leaders to accede to Washington's pressure in public, lest they look like U.S. puppets.
A senior U.S. diplomat hinted at a separate agreement that would allow the U.S. itself to take on some of the hidden war against Pakistan's militants.
New Saudi air raid kills 54 civilians in northern Yemen ~ link ~ This is a proxy war between Saudi Arabia/USA and Iran.
Spyher makes new bid for Saab to GM ~ link ~ I hope that this succeeds as Saab makes good cars and many jobs are at risk.
The Credit Crisis in NOT Over ~ link ~ We are told the credit crisis is over and that recovery is underway. We do not believe that. It is projected that as many as 300 more companies will default on debt in 2011. A default rate of 12 to 14 percent. That is up from 1% in 2007 and a long-term average of 4.5%. These are not just small firms, but companies with more than $100 million in assets as well. That doesn’t sound like recovery to us. What is very significant is that the 300-figure is based on recovery. Only 116 companies defaulted between 2004 and 2007. One of the groups hit hard will be commercial real estate. The figures are already bad, but companies and lenders have been buying time by using two sets of books, marking to model and refinancing. All that doesn’t change the big picture and that is with a recovery the situation will be bad, without recovery it will be dreadful.
America's Third-Largest Radio Broadcasting Company - Citadel Broadcasting - Files for Bankruptcy ~ link ~ A few years ago, Wall Street was funding the growth of very large radio and television broadcasting companies. Now, with the global depression on, ad revenue has dropped and the companies cannot fund the payments on their large debt load. Of course, the Wall Street bankers have already made their money and could care less about what happens to the 'children' that they funded or those holding the debt that the bankers packaged and sold.
"Global Warming": Passengers livid as Eurostar woes continue ~ link ~ It is strange that as the Copenhagen Summit ended Europe and the eastern third of America were covered in a icy blast of unseasonably cold weather. Is God sending a message here? Also see: Eurostar blames 'fluffy' snow for weekend chaos - with video ~ link
Venezuela - Colombia Tension Increasing ~ link ~ If there is a Third World War, and it appears that this horrific event is coming, then there is a good chance that it will include conflict between Venezuela and Colombia and perhaps other Latin American nations.
Chavez Warns Against Possible Colombian Aggression at Border ~ link ~ You know it takes two to fight. If Chavez did not exist the Illumunati would have to invent him - or did they already?
Antillean Islands Used for Spying Says Chavez ~ link ~ Venezuelan leader
Chavez launches new National Police force in violent Venezuela ~ link ~ Rights groups say police officers are responsible for thousands of "extra-judicial" killings each year. Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami says up to 20 percent of crimes are committed by the police.
Chavez says US UAV violated Venezuela's airspace ~ link ~ "These are the Yankees. They are entering Venezuela," he said. "I've ordered them to be shot down," Chavez said of the aircraft. "We cannot permit this."
Former Russian Prime Minister warns against attack on Iran's nuclear facilities ~ link ~ Any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would have "horrible and unpredictable consequences," a former Russian prime minister said on Monday.
US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff worries about Iran running out the clock on USA ~ link ~ "I worry a great deal about ... Iran and destabilizing as opposed to stabilizing," he said.
Spain will make Palestinian Statehood a priority during its presidency of the EU ~ link ~ And the Netanyahu warhawk government will just tell them to go to Hell.
Israel admits its forensic pathologists harvested organs from Palestinians in the 90s without consent ~ link
BPA - What is it? How BPA has been hidden in our food supply - video ~ link
Dutch vets begin Q Fever goat cull ~ link
New Mercedes-based 10,000 liters water cannon ~ link ~ German police seem to expect more than a few riots over the next few years, as 78 of these vehicles will be put into service over the next ten years (at total cost of €75 million or $107.6 million).
Tories end year with a widening poll lead over Brown's Labour as UK heads for national election ~ link
British military forces to get new camouflage uniforms - Made in China ~ link ~ Amazing that in all of the United Kingdom - Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland - they could not find even one manufacturer to make the uniforms! The destruction of the manufacturing base in the UK and USA is NOT an accident but rather policy decided on and enforced by the global banking families in their drive to restructure society for their coming New World Order/global slave state.
Lord Mandelson may run for Mayor of London ~ link
Obama healthcare passes key Senate vote ~ link ~ Its a really great bill if you are a large stockholder or executive with a major insurance company, or a major pharmaceutical company, or hospital, but if you are the average person - you are screwed.
Medvedev and Obama Fail to Reach Arms Treaty ~ link
Putin's tiger to get a 'meat cake' for New Years ~ link
Archaeologists find remains of first house in Nazareth dating from the time of Jesus ~ link