We're not hearing much about terrorism, or North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Russia, and on and on -- except when there is a question at a debate. I for one would like to hear from both presidential candidates in depth on what they think about each country and what they would do specifically about the threats from those countries. Did you know that North Koreans are working on Iran's nuclear warheads?
North Korea has been helping Iran develop nuclear warheads for missiles, according to an Iranian opposition group. The National Council of Resistance of Iran, an anti-Iranian government organization, said last week that Iran set up a secret facility in the suburbs of Teheran for dozens of North Korean experts to design rockets and warheads.
What about Russia, Georgia, Germany, Ukraine, NATO? German Chancellor Angela Merkel will NOT vote for Georgia or the Ukraine to become members of NATO, nor will she even consider them being placed on the path for membership. This is against what U.S. President George W. Bush wants to happen.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel went to St. Petersburg last week for meetings with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The central question on the table was Germany’s position on NATO expansion, particularly with regard to Ukraine and Georgia. Merkel made it clear at a joint press conference that Germany would oppose NATO membership for both of these countries, and that it would even oppose placing the countries on the path to membership. Since NATO operates on the basis of consensus, any member nation can effectively block any candidate from NATO membership.
The fact that Merkel and Germany have chosen this path is of great significance. Merkel acted in full knowledge of the U.S. view on the matter and is prepared to resist any American pressure that might follow. It should be remembered that Merkel might be the most pro-American politician in Germany, and perhaps its most pro-American chancellor in years. Moreover, as an East German, she has a deep unease about the Russians. Reality, however, overrode her personal inclinations. More than other countries, Germany does not want to alienate the United States. But it is in a position to face American pressure should any come. (continue reading at StratFor)
Did you know about Barack Obama & Raila Odinga? Stop the ACLU says, "Isn’t it a shame the American media have not reported anything about Obama campaigning for a radical. socialist revolutionary in Kenya at the taxpayer’s expense?" Watch the video:
Did you know...
Iran's foreign minister says Tehran and Caracas have signed multi-billion-dollar agreements in the energy, methanol and industrial fields. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro in Tehran, Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the two sides also reviewed the prospects of other joint projects.
What about this:
Iran to enrich uranium even if fuel supply
Iran will continue with uranium enrichment, the focus of international fears about its nuclear programme, even if the country is promised supplies of nuclear reactor fuel, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday. Iran's "unchangeable policy is to be self-sufficient in fuel production for (nuclear) plants," Mottaki told reporters. "We are determined to continue peaceful nuclear work until reaching full self-sufficiency."
A manual to help prisons identify Muslim extremists. I'm wondering if the United States has such a manual?
European security officials have drawn up a manual to help prisons identify budding Muslim extremists, citing tell-tale signs such as the presence of a "new beard" or a refusal to shower with non-believers. The manual, developed by France, Germany and Austria and to be handed out to prison staff, was presented at a closed-door conference of EU security experts that ended Wednesday.
Professor of Islam converts away from Islam:
Islam Professor Converts from “Believer” to “Non-Believer”
Passages that incite to violence, hatred, and discrimination against women in the Koran and Sunnah must be removed, or viewed in their historic context if Islam and Muslims want to be accepted by the world community. The German media reported early September 2008 that the German Professor Sven (Muhammad) Kalisch, a Muslim convert, who teaches Islam theology at Münster University, Germany, doubts it very much that Muhammad, the Prophet of Muslims “has ever existed.”
Look for a fatwa against this professor.