31 August 2008
NEWS Daily Headlines & Propaganda 20080831 human beings are free SUNDAY Evening Edition, Hurricanes, Conventions and Impending War...
Daily News Headlines & Propaganda for 31 August 2008 Evening Edition (see All News)
Headlines, and clips from news stories:
Pentagon denies high civilian death toll in Afghanistan (RussiaToday.com - Moscow, Russia)
... The Pentagon is denying claims that its policy in Afghanistan is causing a high death toll among civilians. Hundreds of Afghan citizens have died - a number that the American media refers to as ‘a spate of civilian deaths’. Only last week up to 90 people were killed by NATO air raids on Herat province, according to UN and Afghan officials. - RussiaToday.com
Anti-Kremlin website founder dies in police custody: report (France24.com - Paris, France at 5, rue des Nations Unies)
... The founder of a website and vocal critic of the Kremlin's policies in the Caucasus died Sunday from a bullet wound to the head while in police custody, Interfax reported, quoting prosecutors. Magomed Yevloyev ran the website ingushetiya.ru, a major source of information in the region, and was a prominent opponent of the pro-Kremlin president of Ingushetia, Murat Zyazikov. - France24.com
'Israel, terrorism two sides of the same coin' (PressTV.ir - Tehran, Iran)
... Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says the Lebanese army and the Resistance are strongly united in confronting any Israeli aggression. Speaking in the 30th anniversary of Imam Mousa Sadr's disappearance in Libya, Berri said the efforts to separate the Resistance and the government was an Israeli plot. He said when Israel failed to destroy Hezbollah in its July 2006 war against Lebanon it began hatching plots to separate them. "Israel and terrorism are the two sides of the same coin" Berri said, calling on the Lebanese people to take Israel's threats very seriously. - PressTV.ir
OSC: Russia- Iran Alliance? (InformationClearinghouse.info - Southern California, USA)
... The USG Open Source Center translates an article from the Russian press proposing a strategic alliance between Russia and Iran... Pundit on Possible Russia-Iran Alliance To Counter 'Unfriendly' US Moves... The recognition of South Ossetia's and Abkhazia's independence by Russia is a timely step to protect these republics from new Georgian aggression. However, taking into account the United States' plans to expedite Georgia's and Ukraine's accession to the NATO military-political bloc, the situation near the Russian border remains alarming. At the same time Moscow has a lot of possibilities to take balanced counter measures to the United States' and entire NATO's unfriendly plans. In particular, Russia can rely on those countries that effectively oppose the United States' and their satellites' expansion. Only collective efforts can help to create a situation which would, if not eliminate then at least reduce the risk of the Cold War's transformation into local and global conflicts. - InformationClearinghouse.info
Fading superpower, rising rivals (Kuwaittimes.net - Safat, Kuwait)
... At the Beijing Olympics, China trounced the United States in the contest for gold medals. In the Caucasus, Russia inflicted a humiliating military defeat on Georgia, America's closest ally in the region. At home, the US economy is in deep trouble. The misery index, a combination of the rates of inflation and unemployment, stands at its highest in 16 years (11.3 percent in July) and there are forecasts of worse to come. - Kuwaittimes.net
McCain orders convention curtailed for Gustav (AP.google.com - New York, USA)
I shan't even quote the story... WHAT A ROUSE! MERE DISTRACTION! There's absolutely no reason for those who see the impending doom of this country to drop everything they're doing and run after rain. They're just trying to "make up for Katrnia" (i.e. get marshal law right this time)... Let's just see one more time what Ron Paul has to say about it (SO sensible!)...
Ron Paul on Fox News 8/31/08 (~2.5 min.) about the RNC convention, hurricanes, personal responsibility, and Revolution!:
No matter how inane the reporter's questions or how short the interview, Ron Paul always seems to find a way to manage to slice through to important matters--an especially valuable skill when being interviewed for Fox News.