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- 06:32pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#951
A SENIOR aide to Tony Blair yesterday called for a return to
Foreign affairs adviser Robert Cooper said: "What is needed is
a new kind of imperialism.
"The opportunities, perhaps even the need for colonisation, is
as great as it ever was in the 19th century."
Mr Cooper added: "The weak still need the strong and the
strong still need an orderly world.
"A world in which the efficient and well-governed export
stability and liberty, and which is open for investment and growth,
seems eminently desirable."
He said Afghanistan showed what could happen if the West did
not intervene in the Third World.
Terrorists could use failed states as bases to attack
His comments will anger MPs who think Labour is keener on
matters abroad than problems at home.
But Mr Blair stressed that the world couldn't submit to the
"savagery of the fanatic".
And the King turned out to be nude;)
- 06:34pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#952
US builds case against Iraq - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,13-250945,00.html
A tried and proved solution;)
- 06:37pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#953
Government and Other 'Official' Pressure - http://www.fair.org/reports/ff2001.html
With the ability to write laws or enact policy with direct
impact on media owners, government officials are the ultimate power
players. They can also restrict access to themselves or their
meetings, leaving reporters without the information or quotes they
may need for basic reportage on issues of public import. As much as
many people may believe journalists exist to be a thorn in the side
of official power, the reality is that reporters who regularly or
seriously offend powerful officials often face a tough time, in the
community and on the job.
In certain circumstances, as when the country is at war, many
outlets donít require coercion; they re-interpret their journalistic
responsibility as presenting the administrationís "best case," often
silencing critics or dissenters in the process. 2001 saw both
overweening government influence and media self-censorship in
worrying abundance. (For a more comprehensive look at media and the
"war on terrorism," see Extra!, 11-12/01.)
- 06:45pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#954
Let's see if I've got this right. Every time the US asks Israel
to back off they do. The Palestinians then reciprocate with another
terror attack. I for one could see the half million or so
Palestinians repositioned, (how's that for a euphemism?). We could
reposition them in lchic's home town where she could give them the
care and consideration that they deserve.
Arafat should be drawn and quartered.
- 07:17pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#955
Sergeant Timothy Woodland charged by the Japanese court for
raping a Japanese woman on Okinawa on June 29, 2001, has not pleaded
guilty and even demonstrates no repentance. He thinks, why an
American sergeant is to say pardons for such insignificant accident
at the time when the USA had not apologized for the bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki? - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27257.html
- 07:21pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#956
U.S. Works Up Plan for Using Nuclear Arms Military:
Administration, in a secret report, calls for a strategy against at
least seven nations: China, Russia, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya
and Syria. - http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-030902bombs.story
- 07:25pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#957
mazza - "Let's see if I've got this right"
I think you start from the wrong end. For Americans, the right
end would be to start thinking about its own past, present and even
more so, future.
As I see it, "Not all is fine yet in a Dutch Kingdom".
- 07:29pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#958
Little was published about a forum of the Balkan anti-NATO
center ďThree years after bombing: Balkan war continues. NATO and
USA policies - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27255.html
It is said in a press-release of the Greek Communist Party,
main objective of the congress was "to coordinate Balkanís anti-NATO
forces against the policy directed to democratic rights and freedoms
reduction under the guise of anti-terrorism struggle."
- 07:40pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#959
US ARMY SEEKS PRESENCE IN EVERY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27250.html
- 07:59pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#960
TURKEY ACCUSED AMERICA OF ASSISTANCE TO TERRORISTS - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27242.html
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