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Posted 10 March 2007 - 08:45 PM

China: U.S. violated Iraqis' rights By SCOTT McDONALD, Associated Press Writer
Thu Mar 8, 5:16 AM ET



BEIJING - China on Thursday accused the United States of trampling on Iraq's sovereignty, saying Washington was using its campaign against terrorism as an excuse to torture people around the world and violate the rights of its own citizens.

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The charges came in a report titled the "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2006," China's response to U.S. criticism of Beijing's human rights record in a report Tuesday by the State Department.

"As in previous years, the State Department pointed the finger at human rights conditions in more than 190 countries and regions, including China, but avoided touching on the human rights situation in the United States," the Chinese report said.

At a news conference, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang called China's report a "mirror" to "let the Americans see their own human rights condition."

The U.S. thinks it has "the right to make irresponsible remarks toward other countries and have double standards," he said, but would not elaborate on why. He also said China would like to give the U.S. books on the ideas of Confucius to help improve its government.

The report, the eighth year China has answered the State Department's annual report on human rights around the world, was released by the State Council, China's cabinet, through the Xinhua News Agency.

It said the United States has used its military power to trespass on the sovereignty of other countries and violate human rights.

The Chinese report cites U.S. news stories estimating that more than 655,000 Iraqis have died in Iraq since war started in March 2003, and repeats charges of atrocities carried out by U.S. forces there.

It said the United States has "a flagrant record" of violating the Geneva Convention by systematically abusing prisoners in Iraq and in Afghanistan, citing the mistreatment of prisoners in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison.

The report said the international image of the United States had been hurt by these rights violations it said were carried out under the banner of "safeguarding human rights".

China also said the United States had a poor domestic human rights record, with its citizens suffering "increasing civil rights infringements" under security measures imposed after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Citing U.S. reports, it said nearly three-quarters of the terrorism suspects seized by the United States in the five years since the attacks have not come to trial due to lack of evidence.

The report also criticized the United States for not protecting its citizens' economic and social rights, saying that according to the U.S. Census Bureau 37 million people lived in poverty in the United States in 2005, or about one in eight Americans.

"The ethnic minorities are at the bottom of American society," the Chinese report said.

The document quotes a U.S. Justice Department report that said there were 5.2 million violent crimes in the United States in 2005, the highest number in 15 years.

The State Department said China's already poor human rights record deteriorated in 2006, with officials harassing and arresting reporters, activists and defense lawyers seeking to exercise their lawful rights.

It also faulted China for endemic corruption, discrimination against women and minorities, government control of courts and judges and Internet censorship.

The State Department said China had tightened restrictions on press and speech freedoms, executed people on the day of their conviction or immediately after an appeal was denied, and restricted people trying to assemble, practice religion and travel.

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NOw China joins Putin with open criticism, so Bush is in save face mode with nowhere to go.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:27 PM

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:27 PM

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:25 AM

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Thanks Pacific but just remember if Bush is disgraced publically that isnt the end of the show, as it didnt start with him, its the end of a chapter. Many will unfortunately think its over if he is to be subjected to demise by his handlers- as a scapegoat.
Anyhow Putin is number one.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:54 PM

Originally posted by Bader
B]Thanks Pacific but just remember if Bush is disgraced publically that isnt the end of the show, as it didnt start with him, its the end of a chapter. Many will unfortunately think its over if he is to be subjected to demise by his handlers- as a scapegoat.
Anyhow Putin is number one. B]

Regardless of opinion Putin is best actor in the world, and perfectly knows how to use all modern political skills , his visit to pope before success with EU in Bari Itally puts all his adversaries on their knees.
Bush daddy didn
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 04:29 PM

RUSSIA DEVELOPS NEW AIR-DEFENSE SYSTEM
Air Force Commander in Chief Colonel General Vladimir Mikhailov said on March 13 that Russia is developing a "fifth-generation air-defense missile system based on the existing S-300 and S-400 systems".
"We are moving to the creation of a new system of antiaircraft defense that will significantly surpass the capabilities of the S-400.
This is not an offensive but rather a defensive weapon," Mikhailov said that the system could be expanded to cover "all former Soviet territory" and be developed within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) that comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
The new system will include not only air-defense systems, but also antiballistic-missile and space-defense systems. :Party:
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:50 PM

Russia will take ``military measures'' to counter the U.S. plan to install a missile- defense system in Central Europe and the Caucasus.

``Expansion of that kind into the area which is absolutely right next to our borders is increasing the military potential in that area,. ``Russia cannot but react to that increase.'' He didn't specify what measures Russia would take.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, who heads the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, said March 1 he would like to have an additional radar station in the Caucasus,.

``You can be 100 percent sure that our public is not approving those actions,'' said Losyukov, 63, speaking in English, honed during a stint as ambassador to Australia.

The commander of Russia's strategic air force, Lt. Gen Igor Khvorov, told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency March 5 that Russian bombers had the ability to destroy any missile- defense sites or disarm them electronically.

`No More Balance'

Russian President Vladimir Putin told a defense conference in Munich Feb. 10 the missile shield would ``completely neutralize'' the deterrent threat posed by Russia's own nuclear missiles. ``There will be no more balance of power,'' he said, adding that Russia will aim to produce weapons of its own to ``overcome'' such arms systems.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, visiting Moscow Feb. 21, rejected the accusations that the missile-defense system would pose a threat to Russia and said there had been `a lot of consultations' with Putin's government.

Losyukov's policy brief on the Asia-Pacific region covers Iran, and he said Russia would prefer negotiations to sanctions to increase pressure on Iran to halt uranium enrichment.

``The problem of payment is a minor problem actually. If someone has to pay it can be achieved pretty easily, and that would be resolved.''

On Feb. 13, the six countries, which also include the U.S., China, Japan and South Korea, agreed on an accord which would reward North Korea with oil and aid for stopping and ultimately disabling its plutonium-producing reactor at Yongbyon.

``We can construct power lines and send energy to North Korea, probably build some gas pipelines,'' he said. Russia continues to talk with North Korea about allowing freight trains to cross from Russia through the North to South Korea, a link that would add traffic to the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

China has been a key market for Russian defense exports in recent years.

``We don't feel a Chinese military menace, we don't see it,'' Losyukov said. ``We are convinced that there is a better potential in developing economic trade.''

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 05:31 PM

Why Were Prosecutors Fired?
Accounts Don't Clarify
How Dismissals Became
A Bush Team Priority
So far, the political fallout from the Bush administration's dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys has left a basic question unanswered: Why were they fired?

The administration has said its initial explanation -- that the prosecutors were fired for poor performance -- wasn't fully accurate. S seeking to contain any political damage and to minimize the Senate's role in selecting their replacements.

But neither the administration's public statements nor the documents explain why the dismissals . Set 1: Then-Gonzales Chief of Staff Kyle Sampson and Gonzales's Senior Counsel Monica Goodling discuss potential U.S. Attorney nominee Tim Griffin and possible problems with Senate confirmation.
Set 2: Tim Griffin resume; discussion of New Mexico's then-U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, Sen. Pete Domenici
Set 3: Sampson, former White House counsel Harriet Miers; emails discuss recommendations for which U.S. attorneys should be replaced,
Step-by-Step Plan for Firing Prosecutors
Findings: House Judiciary Committee site
Mr. Gonzales said "mistakes were made" and promised to work with members of Congress "to make sure they know what happened." . "What Al did and what the Justice Department did was appropriate," One possible motive for the moves was the administration's desire to reassert control over the appointment of U.S. attorneys and to reward allies with the coveted, and powerful, positions.

The released documents indicate White House officials had originally conceived of dismissing all 93 U.S. attorneys after President Bush's 2004 re-election, although they provide no explanation why the administration would wish to. Ms. Miers communicated the proposal to Mr. Sampson, but the Justice Department concluded it wasn't feasible. In a January 2006 memorandum to Ms. Miers, Mr. Sampson said a wholesale purge could cause "significant disruption" to the department's work, as well as political problems with home-state senators. He suggested instead focusing on "a limited number of U.S. attorneys."

On immigration, the Justice Department was at pains to show tough border-enforcement policies, with many conservatives criticizing the president's immigration-law proposals as too lenient. Some of the emails indicate a concern that targeted U.S. attorneys were insufficiently attentive to that priority.

Write to Jess Bravin at jess.bravin@wsj.com
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:27 PM

USA press only reports event when they organized by USA or their ally.
USA tries to cover with silence episodes when they oppose them.
For example you can not find in American press, in Europe part, the mention about multi thousand riots of Hungarians who took part yesterday.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:06 PM

Originally posted by woj1@cyberonic.
Why Were Prosecutors Fired?
Accounts Don't Clarify
How Dismissals Became
A Bush Team Priority
So far, the political fallout from the Bush administration's dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys has left a basic question unanswered: Why were they fired?

The administration has said its initial explanation -- that the prosecutors were fired for poor performance -- wasn't fully accurate. S seeking to contain any political damage and to minimize the Senate's role in selecting their replacements.

But neither the administration's public statements nor the documents explain why the dismissals . Set 1: Then-Gonzales Chief of Staff Kyle Sampson and Gonzales's Senior Counsel Monica Goodling discuss potential U.S. Attorney nominee Tim Griffin and possible problems with Senate confirmation.
Set 2: Tim Griffin resume; discussion of New Mexico's then-U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, Sen. Pete Domenici
Set 3: Sampson, former White House counsel Harriet Miers; emails discuss recommendations for which U.S. attorneys should be replaced,
Step-by-Step Plan for Firing Prosecutors
Findings: House Judiciary Committee site
Mr. Gonzales said "mistakes were made" and promised to work with members of Congress "to make sure they know what happened." . "What Al did and what the Justice Department did was appropriate," One possible motive for the moves was the administration's desire to reassert control over the appointment of U.S. attorneys and to reward allies with the coveted, and powerful, positions.

The released documents indicate White House officials had originally conceived of dismissing all 93 U.S. attorneys after President Bush's 2004 re-election, although they provide no explanation why the administration would wish to. Ms. Miers communicated the proposal to Mr. Sampson, but the Justice Department concluded it wasn't feasible. In a January 2006 memorandum to Ms. Miers, Mr. Sampson said a wholesale purge could cause "significant disruption" to the department's work, as well as political problems with home-state senators. He suggested instead focusing on "a limited number of U.S. attorneys."

On immigration, the Justice Department was at pains to show tough border-enforcement policies, with many conservatives criticizing the president's immigration-law proposals as too lenient. Some of the emails indicate a concern that targeted U.S. attorneys were insufficiently attentive to that priority.

Write to Jess Bravin at jess.bravin@wsj.com



very bad sign. Americans should think about immigration and get out while they can.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:07 PM

Originally posted by woj1@cyberonic.
USA press only reports event when they organized by USA or their ally.
USA tries to cover with silence episodes when they oppose them.
For example you can not find in American press, in Europe part, the mention about multi thousand riots of Hungarians who took part yesterday.



What is new?
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:47 PM

Opec ignores calls to increase output
By Carola Hoyos in Vienna
The Opec oil cartel on Thursday decided to keep output unchanged despite calls for more oil by the world
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:57 PM

Originally posted by Bader
What is new?

You are mistaken, everything going to worse, only especially in Poland. Under religion camouflage; discussion is about life protection but no more social security payments for family members, only to individual. Big money of government for social obligations are going to foreign hands but it is sha, sha

Yung peoples were send to work abroad, borders are open, but government
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:40 PM

Germany urges U.S. missile defense talks By DAVID RISING, BERLIN -
The German foreign minister suggested Saturday that the U.S. plan to build a missile defense system in Europe has merits, but said an open discussion was needed to address concerns from all sides.

In an opinion piece for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung to be printed Sunday ahead of his trip to Washington, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged all sides to take a step back from the escalating rhetoric.

"We need calm and seriousness, not agitation. We must ask the right questions and think of the possible consequences," he wrote in the piece, provided in advance to The Associated Press.

"The United States maintains a need to protect itself from Iranian long-range rockets. That is legitimate
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:53 PM

PiS (Kresydent Kczynski and premier Kaczynski) party program, Poland heard today without good touching.
It was old Gomulka speech only more tragic and with changing direction from East to West, .and also cooperation with Israel
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:32 PM

There are only two things we should fight for.
One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
War for any other reason is simply a racket.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:36 PM

Forget Israel, Befriend Russia

by Charley Reese
A little more than half of the U.S. population lives in 75 metropolitan areas. Russia has 4,399 nuclear warheads deployed. Except for 624 to be carried by bombers, they are all land-based and submarine missiles.

Furthermore, this past week Russia test-fired a land-based missile, the RSM54, and a submarine-launched missile. Both were intercontinental. Both hit their targets dead-on. The sub launch was, by the way, the sixth such test-firing conducted this year.

In the meantime, Iran has no nuclear weapons and no intercontinental ballistic missiles or long-range bombers. North Korea might have two or three nuclear missiles. Yet the administration, and most of America's news media, seems obsessed with Iran, no doubt because Israel is obsessed with Iran. A story by the Jewish Telegraph Agency reported that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee played a lobbying role in deleting a provision in the defense bill that would have required the president to get Congress' OK before launching a war against Iran.

So what's my point?
First, when assessing threats, all but fools look at capability, not intentions or rhetoric.
Russia has the capability of wiping us out. Iran would be hard-pressed to sink one destroyer.
Therefore, it would behoove us to put good relations with Russia very high on a diplomatic agenda.
Yet, on the contrary, the Bush administration goes out of its way to insult Russia and to interfere in what Russia sees as its internal affairs.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 03:20 PM

As it approaches EU 50th birthday this week poll which shows that 44 per cent of citizens think life has got worse since their country joined the club. -
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 03:45 PM

Egypt woos China and Russia with industrial zones
By Andrew England in Cairo

Egypt is planning to create industrial zones for Russian and Chinese manufacturers.

Rachid Mohamed Rachid, the trade and industry minister, told the Financial Times he was scheduled to sign a protocol with his Russian counterparts next month and would discuss the "technicalities" of making that zone operational.


The 1m square metre industrial park would be located on Egypt's Mediterranean coast, with the target of attracting 60-80 Russian companies and investment of $1bn (?500,000, ?760,000) in sectors including metallurgy and chemicals, he said.

"Egypt wants to diversify its trade and investment portfolio. That means looking to our longstanding partners, countries like China and Russia, and asking ourselves, 'how can we best capture all the untapped economic potential that these relationships can offer?',"
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:59 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by woj1@cyberonic.
[B]You are mistaken, everything going to worse, only especially in Poland. Under religion camouflage; discussion is about life protection but no more social security payments for family members, only to individual. Big money of government for social obligations are going to foreign hands but it is sha, sha

Yung peoples were send to work abroad, borders are open, but government
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