Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11 2009 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: "Attacked Without Warning"... It Seems To Happen With Some Frequency...

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Cabale News ServiceSeptember 11 2009 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: What We Don't Remember CAN Hurt Us - "Attacked Without Warning"... It Seems To Happen With Some Frequency... But We Very Rarely Find Out "What Happened?" Or "Why?"

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In The News: Eight years ago today two US flagged commercial passenger airliners were driven into the World Trade Center in New York's financial district and one crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. We know who did it, we believe we know why (Pick your reason, ranging from: "They hate us for our freedom", to "We're living on the slave labor of at least 70% of the world's population and this result is to be expected), and we then proceeded to attack two countries, only ONE of which was even VAGUELY related to the perpetrators.

So far we've spent:
$908,158,909,164 (Since 2001)
Iraq: $681,620,427,865
Afghanistan: $226,538,654,702


...on those wars and, with ALL OF THE (almost literally) MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE assets available to us worldwide, we can't find Osama bin-Laden.

This would be a good time to ask yourselves, as we sink even deeper into the 'mud' of Afghanistan: "What could those people we had referred to as a 'rag-tag army of fundamentalists' and 'ragheads', the Taliban, have done to bring them to justice?"

Meanwhile, the US, preparing for another war, is "Arming Somalia - The US sent RPGs, machine guns, mortars, and "cash in a brown paper bag" to Somalia last spring". More @ Foreign Policy

The amount of money that has been spent on the Health Care debate under the moniker of an 'awareness campaign' so far... $375 million, which is more than has ever been spent on one legislative issue in the United States, and the average American, when all is said and done, will STILL NOT have health insurance, affordable or not. The Washington Post diagnoses the issue.

Iran is back on the nuclear radar... One way: "Iran "is now either very near or in possession" of enough low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon," --Glyn Davies, Washington's chief envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency

...or another:
" directly contradicts the U.S. government’s latest intelligence on the subject. As I reported last month, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dennis Blair told Congress in February that Iran is unlikely to be able to produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon until at least 2013 — a full three years after Robb et al’s estimate. Citing the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), Blair also noted that there is “no evidence” that Iran has even made a decision to produce weapons-grade uranium in the first place." -- [Daniel Luban, Inter Press Service]
...or, would you rather peruse a cynical display of US foreign policy from Jim Krane, guest editorialist @ Juan Cole's Informed Comment?
American Nuclear Reactors for Dubai, Iran’s Best Friend

The contrast is startling. Dubai is Iran’s window through the US embargo, one of its largest trading partners, and an offshore Mecca for Iranian business. “Dubai is the most important city on earth to the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the exception of Tehran,” says Saeed Leylaz, the editor of Tehran’s Sarmayeh financial newspaper.

And now Dubai – through the United Arab Emirates federal government – wants American nuclear technology to bolster its overtaxed electric grid.
That a country so central to Iran’s well-being could host American nukes strikes many people as worrying. The US Congress is right to be concerned – but perhaps not for the obvious reasons. Members of Congress now have the chance, albeit unlikely, to scuttle President Obama’s nuclear deal. But they should approve it, with a few amendments.

It isn’t just Iranians who hang around Dubai. The city is the diplomatic equivalent of the bar scene in the first Star Wars. Its array of trading partners and business interests is a gallery of strange bedfellows. Dubai is a major Arab beachhead for Israeli business, especially Tel Aviv diamond dealers tapping into the huge Saudi market. Dubai may have withheld a visa in February from Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer, but the real story is the number of Israelis who do get visas, despite the lack of diplomatic relations.

It gets murkier still... [In Full]
Continuing... It's notable that Iran has sent a proposal for a GLOBAL nuclear weapons ban to the UN Security council even as Russia has offered to play middle man for their atomic waste disposal, rejecting sanctions on the country. The disposal of the waste material from their apparently peaceful program will most likely be outsourced to Kazakhstan, or perhaps just tossed overboard by Mafia related European waste 'disposal' companies near the coast of Somalia.

More here

NASA is cutting back on 'wasteful and over-budget programs' in their budget, the ARES space plane most likely will be dropped from the budget, and the NASA MAY go out of the lunch vehicle building business, relegating the task to private contractors. The new motor was tested yesterday, again, and they final succeeded.

Three of the Chinese Uighurs agree that life on Palau has GOT the be better...

Ulimang Beach - Ngaraard Palau

...than spending the rest of their lives at Gitmo (Which the US Supreme Court has ordered to NOT happen) or being returned to China where they'd just be cannon fodder in an ethnic war.

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