Archive for February, 2011

Japan to spy on China, North Korea

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

More evidence that as U.S. power wanes, Japan (and others) must pick up the slack.

This story contains hints that the U.S. and Australia will assist Japan in setting up its first foreign intelligence service since WWII, and will expect to share in the information obtained by the Japanese.

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China’s regime facing ‘Jasmine Revolution’?

Monday, February 21st, 2011

“…a show of strength to prevent scattered groups from shouting slogans for ‘food, water, work and fairness’…

And: “….Beijing showed intent to control potential tension arising from inflation, unemployment and income inequalities.”

Interesting – let’s see how this plays out… JG.

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America cannot continue funding Israel and survive

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Now more than ever, the U.S. needs to devote all of its capabilities to counter Russian, Chinese and other long-term threats to its security.

Spending billions of dollars a year on Israel’s military and economy, plus the ‘wars’ in Iraq and Afghanistan, drains America’s strength and greatly diminishes its capability to effectively counter these threats.

The time to end this one-sided, parasitic arrangement is now.

Jeff Goodall

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Settlement vote veto: Obama’s astonishing admission on Israel

Monday, February 21st, 2011

“In explaining the veto decision, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, denounced the ‘illegitimacy’ of the settlements and stressed that Obama agreed with the resolution’s sponsors but had to oppose it for political reasons.”

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The Avro Arrow: Canada’s magnificent achievement

Monday, February 21st, 2011

At about the same time the Avro Arrow was abandoned, the British were in the process of watching parts of their own armaments industry go under largely due to American manufacturers undercutting their prices, quite possibly with U.S government help. Missile production was a particular target.

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Peoples’ Liberation Army hacks government computers

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

“The hackers also targeted the House of Commons, specifically targeting MPs that have large Chinese constituencies, CTV reported Thursday evening.

“Officials traced the attack back to the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, CTV reported.

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Free speech victory just the beginning!

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

The Jaworski family, which has held the Liberty Summer Seminar on their land in Orono, Ontario for the last ten years, has been cleared of accusations that the get-together was an “improper use” of the property.

Clarington Township has dropped the charges laid by its by-law officers, perhaps fearing a defeat in the courts in addition to already widespread public disapproval of its actions in this matter.

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Stephen Harper should represent Canada, not Israel

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

This very thoughtful article from The Toronto Star’s Thomas Walkom puts the Bev Oda uproar into perfect perspective; the aid group Kairos essentially came to grief because of its support for some groups critical of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

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Cops get too much ‘benefit of the doubt’?

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

It has often been said that the judge who will accept the word of a civilian over that of a police officer has yet to be invented. And other than with obviously blatant abuses of power by “Toronto’s finest”, that it so very, very true in my opinion.

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Egypt’s Identity Crisis

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Middle East Forum

Raymond Ibrahim: February 14th, 2011 

With Egypt’s “July Revolution” of 1952, for the first time in millennia, Egyptians were able to boast that a native-born Egyptian, Gamal Abdel Nasser, would govern their nation: Ever since the overthrow of its last native pharaoh nearly 2,500 years ago, Egypt had been ruled by a host of foreign invaders—Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks, and Brits, to name a few. After 1952, however, Egypt, it was believed, would finally be Egyptian.

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