— On Thu, 11/13/08, Qalb-e-Mehdi <qalbemehdi@gmail. com> wrote:
From: Qalb-e-Mehdi <qalbemehdi@gmail. com>
Subject: [MahdiUniteMuslims] Global Starvation Ignored by American Policy Elites
To: Undisclosed- Recipient@ yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 1:18 AM
“Making a Killing from Hunger.”
Global Starvation Ignored by American Policy Elites
By Peter Phillips
It turns out that while farmers grow enough food to feed the world, commodity speculators and huge grain traders like Cargill control the global food prices and distribution. Starvation is profitable for corporations when demands for food push the prices up.
http://www.informat ionclearinghouse .info/article212 08.htm
Beware The Obama Hype
What “Change” In America Really Means
By John Pilger
He says he wants to build up US military power; and he threatens to ignite a new war in Pakistan, killing yet more brown-skinned people. That will bring tears, too. Unlike those on election night, these other tears will be unseen in Chicago and London.
http://www.informat ionclearinghouse .info/article212 05.htm
Obama and the Imperial Presidency
By Jack Balkin
Driving Mister Barack
By Mickey Z.
US May Lose Its ‘AAA’ Rating
Too Poor for Bankruptcy
By David Glenn Cox
Most all of our problems seem to evolve from a falling standard of living in America’s working class, and yet when we call for help for America’s working poor we are told that it can’t be helped. Here in Atlanta a local food pantry advertises that 40% of all its recipients are employed.
http://www.informat ionclearinghouse .info/article212 04.htm
Senate Finance Chief Calls for Making Health Coverage Mandatory
By Aliza Marcus
Spate of attacks leave 26 dead in Iraq:
At least 26 people were killed in a string of attacks in Iraq on Wednesday, including a dozen people who lost their lives in a rushhour bombing in Baghdad
Iraqi Soldier Shoots 8 U.S. Troops; at Least 2 Die:
An Iraqi soldier shot eight U.S. troops, killing at least two of them, before being killed himself, the U.S. military said.
Iraq to vote on US pact at weekend: minister:
How the Iraq war humiliated the British:
The fact that we’re hanging around there still today (over 4,100 soldiers) is a testimony to President Bush’s desire not to lose the fig leaf of his biggest partner in the entire endeavour. Only now, with Obama preparing to move into the White House, can the British finally leave – a reality that Maliki confirmed in October when he sealed the humiliation, tersely informing the British that “their services were no longer required”.
http://www.guardian .co.uk/commentis free/2008/ nov/12/iraq- afghanistan
Iraqi Minister: Iraq will not used for raids on Syria:
Al-Moallem also said that uranium traces found at an alleged nuclear facility by the United Nations nuclear watchdog IAEA may have been left by Israeli warplanes that attacked the site.
IAEA irked at ‘premature’ Syria nuclear disclosures:
Syria suggests Israeli bombs may be source of uranium traces:
“No one has ever asked himself what kind of Israeli bombs had hit the site, and what did they contain?” said al-Moallem, adding that the United States has used bombs containing depleted uranium in Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. denounces Iran’s missile test:
‘Bush ruined prospect of Iran-US talks’:
Former US National Security Adviser: The former US Air Force official said that the Bush administration’ s Iran policy has been inspired by a neoconservative worldview, which has been counterproductive for American interests.
http://www.payvand. com/news/ 08/nov/1110. html
Tanker bomb kills 6 in Afghan city of Kandahar:
US air-strike kills three civilians in Ghazni :
Get out or face ‘shame,’ Taliban warn President-elect Obama:
The Taliban warned President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday to retreat from Iraq and Afghanistan or his fate will be more “shameful and despicable” than President Bush’s.
American shot dead in Pakistan:
4 dead as Israelis, Palestinians battle in Gaza:
Palestinian militants said the battle began when they spotted Israeli forces crossing into Gaza and fired upon them. The military would not say whether Israeli forces entered Gaza.
Israel deploys remote-controlled guns along Gaza:
Report: Obama views ‘have serious implications for Israel’:
Olmert: Arabs Suffer ‘Intolerable’ Discrimination:
“For sixty years there has been discrimination against Arabs in Israel.. The discrimination is built-in and intolerable, ” Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Wednesday at a session of the Knesset committee that is investigating why Arab citizens have not been incorporated into the public service.
http://www.israelna tionalnews. com/News/ Flash.aspx/ 155747
At least 50 civilians killed in DR Congo last week:
HRW: At least 50 civilians, far more than previously thought, were killed during a battle last week in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said yesterday
3 Central African Republic Soldiers Killed In Ambush-Relatives:
At least 13 soldiers were killed in an ambush by rebels at Kabo, near the Central African Republic’s border with Chad, 400 kilometers north of Bangui, their families told AFP Wednesday
Somali fighters seize port town:
Sudan announces Darfur ceasefire:
Bolivia Creates New Anti-Drug Agency Without US:
The new body will be made up of military and police officers and will take on tasks carried out by the departing U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials, newspapers said.”We have had initial contact with France, which has a fair amount of experience in this area,” Defense Minister Walker San Miguel told the daily La Razon.
In Peru, a Rebellion Reborn:
After years in relative obscurity, the Shining Path, one of Latin America’s most notorious guerrilla groups, is fighting the Peruvian military with renewed vigor, feeding on the profits of the cocaine trade and trying to win support from the Andean villagers it once terrorized, according to residents and Peruvian officials.
Germany rejects General Motors’ plea for state aid:
UK: Bank rates head for zero per cent:
Governor Mervyn King said the official cost of borrowing would be cut to “whatever level is necessary” to boost confidence and stave off a long and deep recession.
Paulson: Government won’t buy troubled bank assets:
Fannie Mae warns of insolvency:
New federal mortgage plan offers relief to only a few:
One third of homes sold for a loss:
AmEx Said to Request $3.5 Billion in U.S. Aid: