Monthly Archives: February 2007

CIA’s EU Air Miles

From Ovi magazineOvi Lehti in Finnish,

Reading on the news that the European Parliament has approved a damning report on secret CIA flights that condemns member states, which colluded in the operations, I felt that Strasburg must be definitely on another planet watching what’s going on back on Earth, at the least they are definitely not in Europe.

Often reading some of the decisions the EU parliament takes, I feel that they are more wishful thoughts than anything to do with reality and this is one of them. I think what this USA administration doing is an international crime and are violating everything in which I believe; my beliefs have long been instituted under the Charta of the Human Rights.

I hope, in the near future, the ones who manipulated decisions that led to prison camps, such as the one in Guantanamo, will answer to justice and get the right punishment – I include George W. Bush and the former American Defense Minister Donald Rumsfeld in that. Still, this is a game that still goes on and George W. Bush and his company are leading the American administration and a superpower’s army.

However, coming back to Europe; Europe had to live on the edge after 9/11. From one side they were not able to participate in the invasion of Iraq, foreseeing the catastrophic results for the people of Iraq and then having to face the menace of the American administration that didn’t hesitate to cast enemies the ones that opposed their decision, even if that meant traditional allies like France and Germany. The short term economic results of this opposition were fast obvious for the European countries that tried to later calm the giant by legalizing more illegal actions and let the USA administration draw them into a swamp of illegalities.

According to the report, fourteen out of the twenty-five state members of the EU allowed the US to remove terror suspects. They are wrong, all twenty-five would have done it if the US had asked for it; it just happened to be these fourteen. Most of the European countries are members of NATO, an alliance that the US dominates or they want to be members. The ones who weren’t at the time, they eventually did after they gave their full support.

For the ones like Finland that kept their neutrality, it was a totally different game. President Tarja Halonen was advertising the neutrality; the Foreign Minister was assuring everybody Finland’s obedience to the UN decisions and the Prime Minister at the time Paavo Lipponen was assuring George W. Bush that he would have any help, so long as they kept it off the record.

So, when the time came for the CIA to employ flying prisons the question was, are you going to tell us the time you are flying so we can put out the red carpet or are you happy with just a small party in the VIP room? The report adds that the CIA had operated 1,245 flights, some taking suspects to states where they could face torture. That much about human rights, that much about everybody is innocent before proven guilty, that much about preaching democracy.

The truth is that Europe and the US have a lot of open wounds to heal and that will definitely take sometime. In the process of healing, the EU parliament had better demand justice instead of condemning the states that are in the middle of the cyclone the US has created and made them act like dumb children.

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iBite – February 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Finland’s possible membership in NATO would not be good for relations between Russia and Finland.

Please somebody wake him up! The cold war is over and Stalin is dead!

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Sauli Niinistö, former leader of the opposition conservative National Coalition Party, has criticised the government for not having made provision for the ageing of the population.

And how old are you Sauli? Going for retirement and worrying?

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A panel of international scientists predicted Friday that global warming will continue for centuries no matter how much people control pollution, in a bleak report that blamed humans for killer heat waves, devastating droughts and stronger storms.

Let it snow, let it snow!!!

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There may be talk of ethics reform in Washington, but that won’t stop some politicians and lobbyists from partying together this weekend in Miami at the Super Bowl.

Are they going to pitch?

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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf admitted today that some militant fighters are crossing the border from Pakistan to support the Taliban in Afghanistan through border …holes.

And how big are these holes? In the size of a continent?

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A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a female worker at his Las Vegas parish before fleeing to Arizona could soon be extradited to Nevada, an FBI official said.

Send him to Guantanamo bay!!!

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Believe it or not ….Berlusconi is back!!!

Silvio! My hero!!!

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Global climate change is “very likely” to have a human cause, an influential group of scientists has concluded.

You mean they are not going to blame Iran for that?

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For the ones who live in Finland, remember

This ovi-lehti is a bad copycat of the original Ovi magazine you are just reading and is here, online since 2004!!!!

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The office of French President Jacques Chirac has issued a statement stressing France’s opposition to Iran possessing a nuclear bomb.

He’s not candidate, so why should he care?

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Silvio Berlusconi apologized publicly to his wife for …flirting in a party!

Even men cry!

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A brother-in-law of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed in a robbery in Madagascar, relatives say.

Come now, the man is known that he relates with half Saudi Arabia!!!

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President Bush’s choice for the new army chief of staff has denied that current US policy on Iraq has failed. General George Casey, the top US commander in Iraq for the last two years, faced tough questioning at his Senate confirmation hearing.

He insisted that president Bush has a plan for Iraq!!!

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And don’t forget there is only one Ovi magazine, the original! No Ovi lehti or Ovi-lehti

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The last instalment of the Harry Potter saga will be published on 21 July, author JK Rowling has announced. She confirmed the date fans will be able to get their hands on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on her website.

I suppose she forgot to mention the …sequel saga!!!

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And don’t forget there is only one Ovi magazine, the original! No Ovi lehti or Ovi-lehti

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