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Dead Birds Are Still Falling From The Sky

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 13, 2011

Thousands of animals mysteriously die across the world

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 11, 2011

WikiLeaks Cables Prove DEA Is Losing Drug Wars Abroad

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 5, 2011

Notoriously Stupid Sarah Palin & Co Wants WikiLeaks Leader Pursued Like al-Qaida Operative

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 28, 2010

“Stop Being Stupid” … The Inflictions of the World is Caused By …

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 22, 2010

In this world Evil has many manifestations. However, whether you realize it, or not, the causes of all the world’s inflections –wars, corrupt governments, and so on, are caused or can be attributed to one main source …

Assange Bail: ‘Hunt for whistleblowers terrifying’

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 17, 2010

On Bail, In Jail: ‘Attack on Assange brings out more injustice’

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 15, 2010

The WikiLeaks founder has been granted bail by a British court – but with strict conditions. Assange will stay in jail until another hearing in the next two days, as Swedish prosecutors are appealing the bail decision. Stockholm wants to extradite Assange to answer questions over sexual assault allegations, which he denies. The WikiLeaks site is still operating and continues to publish confidential American diplomatic cables.

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Insight w/ Andy Greenberg

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 7, 2010

Iran’s nuclear fuel cycle from A to Z is complete

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 5, 2010

The head of Iran’s atomic energy organization said on television Sunday that Iran had achieved the ability to produce its own yellow cake, uranium powder that is a step in the process for creating nuclear fuel.

Ali Akbar Salehi said the breakthrough, using uranium ore mined in southern Iran, signified the country’s full self-sufficiency in the production of uranium, cutting out the need for imported material.

“The enemies and ill-wishers have always tried to create despair and disappointment among our youth, academicians, engineers and our nation, but today we witness the delivery of the first batch of yellow cake which is produced inside the country,” Salehi said at a news conference broadcast on state television. “Again Iran has shown the ill-wishers and international criminals that we are standing up to pressures and resistance is the first lesson of our revolution and we would like to assure you that we will make you regret your devilish moves.”

“Today’s announcement can have this effect that we are attending the talks with power and authority and that we do not seek favors from any party.” Salehi said.

The announcement comes on the eve of talks on Iran’s nuclear program Monday in Geneva and is probably aimed at bolstering Tehran’s bargaining position. It also follows attacks Monday on two Iranian scientists, one of them Majid Shahriari, who was killed in what Iran has described as a Western or Israeli operation.

Iranian officials immediately dismissed a U.S. proposal announced last week to create an international enriched uranium fuel bank that nations could use to create nuclear energy without mastering the fuel themselves. “It is more considered as monopolization of technology and science and nuclear apartheid,” Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, said in Vienna on Thursday, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Iran plans to eventually build nuclear weapons in violation of its treaty obligations, a charge that Tehran denies. The United Nations Security Council has repeatedly demanded that Iran stop its nuclear fuel production program.

“Iran is searching for more uranium mines across the country,” a Tehran nuclear physicist, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Times. “Therefore the fuel cycle from A to Z is complete.”

Karzai, A paranoid and weak individual

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 3, 2010

Hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks paint a picture of corruption in Afghanistan at every level of government and society.

Cables from the U.S. ambassador in Kabul portray Afghan President Hamid Karzai as paranoid, with an “inability to grasp the most rudimentary principles of state-building.”

Many of the cables were sent from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul over the last two years. The New York Times, which had advance access to the estimated 250,000 documents leaked to WikiLeaks, reported the documents showed corruption’s “pervasive nature, its overwhelming scale, and the dispiriting challenge it poses to American officials.”

One cable from the U.S. mission in Kabul earlier this year noted that the agriculture minister, Asif Rahimi, “appears to be the only minister that was confirmed about whom no allegations of bribery exist.”

Another Afghan minister warned U.S. diplomats that Karzai was “under great pressure from political leaders to accept a number of ministerial candidates whose technical skills are lacking.” The minister “argued that these political leaders are only thinking of dividing up the spoils rather than the quality of government needed to tackle Afghanistan’s problems.”

The cables also demonstrate an often difficult relationship between NATO allies and Karzai. At a meeting described in a cable in October 2008, a British official said the United Kingdom “continues to feel ‘deep frustration’ with Karzai. But he added: “I remind people that we — the international community — selected him.”

The New York Times cites another cable in which an Afghan official explained the “four stages” at which his colleagues skimmed money from development projects: “When contractors bid on a project, at application for building permits, during construction, and at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.”

U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry drew up a candid psychological profile of Karzai. In a cable dated July 7, 2009, Eikenberry wrote that one portrait of Karzai that emerged was “of a paranoid and weak individual unfamiliar with the basics of nation-building and overly self-conscious that his time in the spotlight of glowing reviews from the international community has passed.” At the same time, he was “an ever-shrewd politician who sees himself as a nationalist hero who can save the country from being divided by the decentralization-focused agenda of Abdullah [his leading rival for the presidency], other political rivals, neighboring countries, and the US.”