Although American intelligence and government sources are maintaining a strictly observed silence, the same does not apply to the Russians and so it is that we learn the real story of the MV Iran Deyanat. She was an enormous floating dirty bomb, intended to detonate after exiting the Suez Canal at the eastern end of the Mediterranean and in proximity to the coastal cities of Israel. The entire cargo of radioactive sand, obtained by Iran from China (the latter buys desperately needed oil from the former) and sealed in containers which, when the charges on the ship are set off after the crew took to the boats, will be blasted high into the air where prevailing winds will push the highly dangerous and radioactive cloud ashore. >>>>>
There are mounting fears that Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Argentina could all now slide into a downward spiral towards bankruptcy, while western banks exposed to property bubble across Eastern Europe have seen their share price crushed.
The markets are pricing an 80pc risk that Ukraine will default, based on five-year credit default swaps (CDS) – an insurance policy on a country being able to pay its debts. >>>>>
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In a speech delivered to European leaders at a conference hosted by the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, to discuss the international financial crisis, Mr Medvedev sought to show that the US was at the root of all the world’s problems. He blamed Washington’s “economic egotism” for the world’s financial woes and then accused the Bush Administration of taking Europe to the brink of a new cold war by pursuing a deliberately divisive foreign policy.
He also maintained that the US was once again trying to return to a policy of containing Russia. “After toppling the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the United States started a series of unilateral actions,” Mr Medvedev said. “As a result, a trend appeared in international relations towards creating dividing lines. This was in fact the revival of a policy popular in the past and known as containment.” >>>>>
Olmert’s cabinet agrees to hand over small tract known as Sergei’s Courtyard to Russian control. Legal Forum for the Land of Israel says deal ‘breach of Israeli sovereignty’ and may set precedent for other land claim. >>>>>
The Israeli military establishment is becoming increasingly concerned over talks between Russia and Iran about the sale of to Tehran. The deployment of these missiles would pose a major obstacle to any Israel Air Force operation against Iranian nuclear
In an ten part You Tube interview, Spoonamore warns that hackers are planning to steal the election on behalf of the McCain camp and even predicts the margin of victory, that McCain will make a “shocking recovery” and win 51.2 percent of the vote with three electoral votes over Obama…
Spoonamore also fingered Israel as another foreign government that was planning to attempt to hack the 2008 election. “We don’t know who’s changing the vote now – these weird results are coming in all over,” said Spoonamore, adding that the danger of the vote being hacked by Israel, China or Russia is an even greater threat than partisan vote fraud on behalf of the Democrats and Republicans. >>>>>
Yet we will support ‘our friends’ no matter what.
“Love your brother. When he is right, support him. When he is wrong, correct him.”
Ingushetia is a poor, chiefly Muslim republic in a turbulent North Caucasus region where Moscow is struggling to contain an insurgency by Islamist militants who regularly kill officials in ambushes and bomb attacks. Last month the owner of an opposition Internet news site was shot dead while in police custody, provoking street protests against Medov and Ingushetia’s president Murat Zyazikov. >>>>>