ABC radio’s AM program has revealed that the chiefs of army of 19 different nations got together to discuss regional and global security issues. The top military brass included military chiefs from the US, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. (ABC Australia)
Joan Root, who spent most of her life in Kenya, was a noted naturalist and filmmaker (along with her (former) husband. She was murdered by gunmen at point-blank range in January, 2006 in her home on Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is the only fresh water source in the Great Rift Valley, and has become increasingly endangered by pollution and overuse for irrigation, and Root spent considerable time fighting to protect it. Today, a Kenyan magistrate acquitted the four suspects in her murder, calling the testimony of 13 witnesses “defective” (via Metafilter).
China’s tallest building defies post-9/11 physics by burning for hours and not collapsing (PrisonPlanet)
Industry sources report that the United Arab Emirates will decrease oil production by 25% within weeks (WorldTribune.com)
Israeli Defense Forces conduct military raid training exercises on Palestinian villages (Rense with footnotes)
EXCERPT: “After several complaints made by sympathetic Israeli paratroopers to a Jewish human rights group called Yesh Din, the Israeli “Defense” Force (IDF) has announced that it will discontinue its practice of “capturing” populated Palestinian villages during military training exercises. The IDF states it will “reexamine their policy” of conducting such raids on uninformed, panic-stricken Palestinian villages.”
“Let us reflect upon this announcement for a moment and consider its implications. Most of us living in the United States have never been flushed from our own homes and rounded up in the streets during military training exercises conducted by a foreign military that is illegally occupying our neighborhoods with tanks, bulldozers and shelling us from overhead with their air force. In fact, if this were done to us even once, most of us would probably arm ourselves as stipulated in the Constitution, and we would attempt to protect ourselves and our families from future illegal military ambushes. The Palestinians, however, are not permitted such reasonable steps toward self-protection.”
North American Integration and the Militarization of the Artic (GlobalResearch.ca)
A great article on the struggle over the Artic Circle.
Japan is working on the next ‘internet’ (New Launches)
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