The Pentagon said Thursday that a nine-ship Iranian convoy remains in the waters around Yemen, 200 miles away from a U.S. aircraft carrier, despite reports that it was turning back.
The agreements include Russian investment in a hydroelectric plant and a nuclear power plant in Argentina.
Pillars of US "Democracy" - Sunshine Bribery ~ link ~
In the USA, bribery is palpably institutionalized. The bankers and their allies buy politicians, judges, and officials by financing elections and re-elections, lavishing perks, and providing favorable media and scholarly coverage. Recalcitrant candidates and office holders are disposed of by diverting campaign funds to their more compliant opponents–or by smears, incarcerations, or murders. Once out of office, retroactive bribery comes into play via promotions, lucrative speaking tours, book contracts, and job offers. As a result of bribery (and its cloak-and-dagger companion): 1.The American people are not as free, safe, wealthy, and healthy as they could be. 2. Politicians, judges, and high-level government officials rack up promotions, millions of dollars, a favorable mention in most history books, and public approval. 3. A handful of banking families and their close associates in the corporate, military, and intelligence spheres gain extraordinary power and riches. 4. American democracy is on its last legs.
UK election: What British parties say about Palestine ~ link ~
Britain’s ferocious warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and efforts to destabilise Syria, caused havoc in those countries and earned us a reputation for human misery making. This week our misbegotten chickens came home to roost in an unbearably distressing way as desperate refugee-migrants drowned at sea hundreds at a time.
Everyone is baying for the blood of the human traffickers while nobody from among Westminster’s ‘elite’ has yet been arrested for war crimes.
We must remember that Britain’s capacity for making life hell for innocent peoples of the Middle East goes back much further. It is nearly 100 years since we created what Lord Sydenham called “a running sore in the East” by promising not the Jewish people but Zionist extremists a homeland for Jews in Palestine, without consulting the indigenous Muslim and Christian Arabs.
Woolly Mammoth genome sequence completed ~ link ~