Saturday, March 6, 2010
News, Links of the Day, Coming Third World War, Global Depression
Falkland Islands defense cuts blamed for oil row with Argentina ~ link ~ The Falklands basin waters have been marked by scientists as a potential major hydrocarbons resource, possibly the largest after Saudi Arabia's reserves.
Portugal's civil servants striking against economic austerity measures ~ link ~ The strike could be the biggest in years in Portugal and will test the minority government, which has been pressed by financial markets to cut spending after Greece's fiscal crisis turned the focus on weak euro zone members.
Greece says NO to selling some of its islands to pay banksters ~ link ~ Only because the government is afraid of all-out revolution if it caves in that much to the global banksters.
"Free Speech" for MEPs? ~ link ~ Still, I’d be interested to know what criteria define his offence as being in a different category from all the others I have cited. Is it that you can be rude about Euro-sceptics, but not Euro-integrationists?
Iran tells pilots from Russia to leave within two months ~ link ~ Iranian officials have voiced growing frustration at Russia's failure to supply the advanced S-300 missile defense system, which Israel and the United States do not want Tehran to have. Russia last month said it would not sell weapons if it leads to destabilization in any region.
Haaretz: Israel trading carefully to avoid war with Syria ~ link ~ One final attempt to spin Syria off from Iran prior to the beginnings of hostilities.
Fury: Blair getting 5 million pounds for new memoirs ~ link ~ I will let my readers in on a little insiders secret: One of the ways to funnel money to a politician as a reward that he/she can spend legally is to award a large up-front payment for the latest bullshit "memoirs" (almost always ghost written and pure fluff).
Red Cross in Mexico cuts back on emergency services out of fear ~ link ~ Red Cross clinics in some parts of Mexico are refusing to treat people wounded by gunshots after finding themselves caught in the drug war, with cartel hit men intercepting ambulances to seize patients and even killing a Red Cross worker this week.
100 US Anglican parishes convert to Roman Catholic Church ~ link