Courtesy: Moon of Alabama, October 30, 2012
Military intervention in foreign countries always leads to unintended consequences.
Veteran nuclear scientist A.D Damodaran talks about nuclear liability as India prepares to order nuclear reactors from the U.S
Reuters, JoAnne Allen, 4 November 2009
President Barack Obama used the 30th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis to urge Tehran to make concessions over its nuclear program, saying it needs to turn the page on the past and forge a new relationship with the United States.
Reuters, 1 November 2009
CIT Group Inc's bankruptcy case was assigned on Monday to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber, the same judge who oversaw the recent reorganization of the automaker General Motors Co.
Richard Lardner, associated Press, 1 November 2009
At a former al-Qaida stronghold southeast of the Afghan capital, a state-owned Chinese company is at work on a $3 billion mine project to tap one of the world's largest unexploited copper reserves, a potential financial boon for an impoverished country mired in war.
Hugh Bronstein, Reuters, 30 October 2009
Colombia and the United States signed a pact on Friday increasing U.S. access to military bases in the South American country, deepening its standing as Washington's main ally in the region.
Steve Weissman, truthout, 27 October 2009
Dick Cheney and his neoconservative fringe are showing true gall and no grit in accusing President Obama of "dithering" and "waffling" on Afghanistan. They are, after all, the deep thinkers who rushed the Bush administration into Iraq, which diverted troops and other resources from their earlier mission to defeat the Afghan Taliban and catch or kill Osama bin Laden.
Sean Mattson, Reuters, 28 October 2009
Honduras' post-coup rulers invited ousted President Manuel Zelaya to fresh talks after a high-level U.S. delegation pressured both sides on Wednesday to resume negotiations to resolve the crisis.
Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada, 26 October 2009
George Habash, the late leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), called China Palestine's "best friend." Indeed, he was on an official PFLP visit to China when the conflict between Palestinian forces and the Hashemite Kingdom erupted in Jordan in 1970, the events later known as "Black September."
The Obama administration is urging China, Japan and other countries to scale down their Iranian petroleum purchases to put pressure on Iran while the U.S. and others consider toughening economic sanctions on the regime.