Monthly Archives: August 2008

How to turn the cold war into …the cool war!!!

NATO foreign ministers have said there will be “no business as usual” with Russia, as they urged Moscow to pull its troops out of Georgia immediately. The declaration followed emergency talks in Brussels about the conflict with Georgia over its breakaway region of South Ossetia.

Some Russian troops have been seen leaving the Georgian town of Gori. But Georgia’s interior ministry dismissed the move as a “show aimed at creating the illusion of a withdrawal”.

Are they serious or they are joking? How do they mean this …no business as usual? What was ever …usual in the relationship between NATO and Russia?

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Musharraf’s end game by Thanos Kalamidas
The first one has gone and it was about time. Pakistan’s dictator Pervez Musharraf resigned under the pressure of facing charges. Obviously he proved to have a bit of brain and just like Pinochet a few years ago he chose to leave power graciously.

The Anger, the Longing, the Hope by Gush Shalom
One of the wisest pronouncements I have heard in my life was that of an Egyptian general, a few days after Anwar Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem.

Photography By Mari Hokkanen by Alexandra Pereira
Mari Hokkanen (b. 1979) is a fantastic young Finnish female photographer: talented, original and technically skilled. Mari appreciates nostalgic places or environments where she feels she can start telling a story.

South Ossetia: The Guns of August by Rene Wadlow
As the eyes of much of the world was focused on the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing on 8/8/08, Georgian troops moved into the province of South Ossetia to restore Georgian control.

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Media in Afghanistan Before and After the Taliban by Abdulhadi Hairan
Media is improved to the extent we cannot imagine in Afghanistan after the Taliban.

The OPEC Jitters and the Fear Monger Boogie by Leah Sellers
Toot-a-toot! Hear the Brass and the driving Beat of the Drum! The OPEC Cartel Oil Drums! Yeah, Man! We had All better Dance and Jive to Their Global Beat ‘n Tune.

German report by Euro Reporter
Germany is the destination for our intrepid Euro Reporter today.

Lift Spirits #08 by Thanos K & Asa B
Lift doors slide open, you enter, press the button and then face that awkward proximity to a stranger… perhaps this will lift your spirit.

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Tanzanian hopes, human sacrifices by Thanos Kalamidas
Magic has found its way again in Tanzania. Despite the state’s laws people are killing albinos once again.

The Train They Call the City Of New Orleans by Christopher Wilkinson
New Orleans is sinking. I’m thinking about my country — America — its people and its pride. I do believe in the principles my country stands for.

2nd Opinion #56 by Thanos K & Asa B
He is bad …really bad! Seriously, I think you’ll need a second opinion after this.

“never in my life” by Bohdan Yuri
“The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.” – W. Somerset Maugham

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