Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the US of provoking the conflict in Georgia, possibly for domestic election purposes.
Mr. Putin told CNN US citizens were “in the area” during the conflict over South Ossetia and were “taking direct orders from their leaders”. He said his defense officials had told him the provocation was to benefit one of the US presidential candidates. The White House dismissed the allegations as “not rational”.
And of course US blames Russia for …Kosovo!!!
American National Security in the Age of Insecurity: 3/5
Part three: Is It Possible to Find Common Grounds for Global Security with Dar al-Islam?
On the Truthfulness of Sports
This is not even a matter of taking sports too seriously, but giving them the dignity they should have instead, realising the role of fairness as an athlete scores another point or crosses the finishing line. Fair-play, you know…
Le Reve Brise d’Hillary Clinton
En prenant pour colistier le sénateur du Delaware Joe Biden, Barack Obama a définitivement anéanti le rêve de ceux qui nourrissaient encore l’espoir d’une seconde place pour Hillary Clinton.
Earth Trail Gold — A Song
At this time of juncture, a cusp in the stars, a chasm of hope and fear, I wrote Earth Trail Gold. It addresses the mothers of the world to take their power and reclaim the power they do hold…
Madonna has begun her latest world tour in Cardiff, unveiling a stage show that involved 250 crew, £1m of jewellery, 16 dancers and eight costume changes.
And now my question does it include any …music? I doubt!!!
The Finnish Defense Minister Jyri Häkämies called for more military spending as a response to the Georgian crisis. He said the Defense Forces budget should be raised by 50 million Euros a year.
Former opposition leader Eero Heinäluoma of the SDP said increasing material expenditures is no solution to the Georgian crisis. He said the money would be better spent on health and eldercare.
Why? Is he afraid that Russians will invade Finland to defend the poor Russian immigrants who immigrated for a better life? These Finns have real problem with Russians, it’s just it is in their mind and they don’t need to spend money in weapons but in a good psychiatric!
The Beijing Games draw to a close on Sunday after what many have described as one of the best Olympics ever held.
China, having beaten the United States to top the medals table, will hand the Olympic flag to the 2012 hosts London at a closing ceremony from 1300 BST. Kenya’s Sammy Wanjiru won the men’s marathon on the final day.
Let’s see how long it will take till we find out what really happened in this Olympic games of fraud, drugs, corruption and deception!
Filling the gap And his name is… Joe Biden and it was like hell for all of us who don’t live in the States, not very familiar with the name and the background to find out who Biden, Mr. Joe Biden is.
Just Four Years to Go
As the immensely encapsulating Beijing Olympics draw to a close there is a real sense of anticipation and feelgood factor presently sweeping Great Britain as the 2012 London Games become a step nearer.
Humanitarian boats to Gaza in trouble
Gush Shalom calls upon the government to let peace boats reach Gaza – Message from the ships mentions electronic jamming hurting vital systems.
“Some Bodies”, “I Had A Heat Attack” & “Green Tea”
“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” – Jean Cocteau
The rate of inflation in Zimbabwe jumped to just over 11,250,000% in June, official figures show. “It gained 9,035,045.5 percentage points from the May rate of 2,233,713.4%,” said state media quoting the Central Statistical Office (CSO). However, experts believe the actual rate of inflation may be much higher.
Zimbabwe is in the midst of a dire economic crisis with unemployment at almost 80%, most manufacturing at a halt and basic foods in short supply.
High money supplies have also been fuelling hyperinflation. Critics have accused Africa’s caricature dictator Robert Mugabe’s government of printing money to finance his election campaign and prop up the economy. Month-on-month inflation in the country accelerated to 839.3% from 433.4%.
Mugabe must go soon, today …yesterday!