Saturday, December 23, 2006
“If American Citizens Don’t Wake Up…There Will Likely Be Many More Muslims Elected To Office”…
I am glad that there are no bigots in Muslim countries. All the Christian, Jewish and Hindu politicians helping create democratic laws in their countries. It warms my heart!
Friday, December 22, 2006
French soldiers in Afghanistan had al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in their crosshairs — twice — but did not receive the order from their US commander to open fire, a French documentary reported.
The filmed report, by journalists Eric de Lavarene and Emmanuel Razavi, asserts that the French troops had bin Laden in their rifle scopes in 2003 and then again six months later in 2004.
Four French soldiers assigned to a 200-strong special forces unit in Afghanistan under US military control all confirmed — "at different times and in different places" — that they could have killed bin Laden but that the order to shoot was not forthcoming, the report claims.
The documentary, entitled 'Bin Laden: Failings of a Manhunt' and set to be shown on French cable television channel Planete at an unspecified date, relies on the accounts given by the four soldiers.
"We have the original voice recordings of the soldiers," Razavi told AFP. "But their anonymity has to be guaranteed."
However, the French defence ministry said the story was "pure fabrication".
"There is absolutely no basis of truth in what is being said," said spokesperson Jean-Francois Bureau.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
The pills can be legally purchased by those over 18, but critics say their main active ingredient benzylpiperazine (BZP) is dangerous and pill doses are often far higher than recommended, leading to significant potential harm.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Africa must guard against falling into a "colonial relationship" with China, South African President Thabo Mbeki has warned the continent.
His comments come as fast-growing China is continuing to increase its push for raw materials across Africa.
Mr Mbeki said African nations must strive for their relationship with China to be based on equal trade.
Last month, China hosted an Africa summit attended by 50 African leaders including Mr Mbeki.
Mr Mbeki said that if Africa just exported raw materials to China while importing Chinese manufactured goods, the African continent could be "condemned to underdevelopment".
He said that this would simply mean "a replication" of Africa's historical relationship with its former colonial powers.
I fear that they would not be as good to Africa as Europe was, and they were not very good at all.