Daily Archives: April 8, 2008

Zimbabwe is burning

Zimbabwe‘s opposition says its activists have been attacked in a campaign of “massive violence” around the country since recent elections.

“Militias are being rearmed, Zanu-PF supporters are being rearmed,” said MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti. This year’s election campaign has been relatively peaceful until now.

Meanwhile, a judge has agreed to hear an opposition request that the results of last month’s presidential election be released, as an urgent matter. “The case should proceed,” said Justice Tendai Uchena in Harare’s High Court. He then began hearing the actual arguments of the case. The opposition says the violence is meant to intimidate rural voters ahead of a possible run-off poll.

And it becomes worst by every minute. Mugabe’s dictatorship shows its real face. Let’s hope that now the African Union and South Africa will react otherwise the poor people of Zimbabwe are doomed!

Remember that as usual in these cases kids will pay the worst part now and in the future if thay have any with Mugabe around!

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Look who’s talking!

The top US military leader in Iraq Gen David Petraeus has recommended a suspension of troop withdrawals after July to protect gains in Iraq.

Gen Petraeus praised “significant” but “uneven” improvements in security and said troop levels would need a period of evaluation in the summer. The general also condemned Iran for playing a “destructive role” in Iraq.

His comments came in a progress report on Iraq, which he and US ambassador Ryan Crocker are giving to Congress. They began by testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

So the failure must continue the next logical question is how many more dead bodies this …protection will coast and who’s going to take over the political coast! Definitely not General Petraeus.

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Brown to calm economy fears

Gordon Brown has said the UK is well placed to deal with global economic crises, after figures showed sharp decline in house prices.

The prime minister said a 2.5% fall in March, recorded by the Halifax, should be seen in the context of 10 years of big increases and low interest rates. He added that the government was not a “spectator” and was “always vigilant” on global economic difficulties. He insisted the UK was in a much better position than in the early 1990s.

The next question is… Gordon what to you take, because the man is under strong illusions!

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Bob Dylan wins a Pulitzer

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture”.

The special music award recognised the 66-year-old’s “lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power”. Prize administrator Sig Gissler said the honour “reflects the efforts of the Pulitzer board to broaden the scope of the music prize”.

The time has come!

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Officials detained in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police have arrested at least five officials for allegedly under-counting votes cast for President Robert Mugabe in last month’s election.

Police said the election officials have been charged with fraud and criminal abuse of duty, accused of taking nearly 5,000 votes away from Mr. Mugabe.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined international calls for the urgent release of the results.

My my, Ki-moon woke up!!! The same time Mugabe started the games, there are too many more tricks coming out of caricature dictator’s sleeve

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Eurotunnel shows profit

Wow! Believe it or not, Eurotunnel has reported its first annual profit, boosted by its huge programme of debt restructuring.

The company that runs the tunnel between Britain and France reported a net profit of 1m Euros in the whole of 2007. That included a 3.3m euro exceptional profit from its capital restructuring.

The company has struggled with its debt levels since the tunnel was opened in 1994, but it finally reached agreement with its creditors last year. “The year 2007 proves that the new Eurotunnel group has broken with its past,” the company said in a statement.

You never know now, Euro-Disney in Paris might report profits as well!!!

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Iraq update

The top US military and political officials in Iraq are due to deliver a progress report to Congress as Shia unrest in Iraq continues.

Gen David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker are making their third report on President George W Bush’s “surge” strategy, announced in January 2007. It is taking on added interest because the three top contenders for the US presidential election will be present. It also comes after two weeks of violent clashes in Shia Iraqi areas.

After releasing their report, Gen Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker are due to testify before numerous committees. Among those due to hear their testimony are Senator John McCain, the Republican choice for the November election, and Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who are still battling for the Democratic nomination. The issue of Iraq has featured prominently in the Democratic campaign, with Mr Obama contrasting his opposition to the invasion to the support both Mrs Clinton and Mr McCain gave it.

And the report is …Sir we continue screwing up!!!

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