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USA And The Future Of The World
Democrats use covert operation which they call "diplomacy" and GOP use overt operation which they call "Spreading Freedom".
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->UPA nuke deal trust vote<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Reliance and Business interest were directly involved, because this deal will provide them profitability. Two Washington DC based lobbying company were behind this, they manipultaed South Block, media and politicans.
<!--emo&Sad--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /><!--endemo--> Aware of what was happening, the then Bush administration, according to an agency report, had given $1.9 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) and signed agreements for military sales worth around $ 5 billion.

But the defence supply under Foreign Military Financing after the 9/11 attacks had little to do with fighting terror, according to the report.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Aware of what was happening, the then Bush administration, according to an agency report, had given $1.9 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) and signed agreements for military sales worth around $ 5 billion.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->But again Moron Singh told rest of World that Pakistan is victim of Terorism, basically justifed any AID given to Pakistan. Now you know why we call him Moron Singh.
<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Jun 4 2009, 09:40 PM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ Jun 4 2009, 09:40 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Obama seeks to change Muslim perceptions of U.S</b>.
Basically, he had acknowledged Ummah and unified world Muslim, agrees that Muslims don't belong to respective nation but as one nation.
Wrong policy.
What I said, MJ Akbar acknowledged

<b>Brother Hussein, thanks for your Nildus speech</b>
Can it be that he is trying to Unify muslims for some other purpose?
<!--QuoteBegin-shamu+Jun 7 2009, 05:24 AM-->QUOTE(shamu @ Jun 7 2009, 05:24 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->Can it be that he is trying to Unify muslims for some other purpose?
Speech writer is dumb and Teleprompter delivers whatever. Competing with Hugo Chavez in marathon teleprompter delivery.

Bambi/Man-child is typical Leftist, he thinks appeasing one group can solve world's problem. He was comparing Palestine fight with holocaust, give me a break.
He is clueless; I think his hippy mother was a bad influence.
He is against Capitalism, and favors retribution. He is playing typical IDENTITY politics.
His good friends are Louis Farrakhan, Palestine Professor and Wright. Somewhere he believes that Muslims were treated unjustly. Somebody give him books on Islamic days in Indian Subcontinent.
<b>WONDERFUL ARABS, AMERICAN SLAVERS, WICKED JEWS</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Salaam aleikum, dudes!

I thought I knew a little bit about the Middle East. Boy, was I wrong. President Obama set me straight. Here's what our president taught me during his Middle-Eastern pilgrimage:

<b>There is no more terrorism.</b>
Wow, cool! No more security checks at airports, right? It's unclear which side won, but it's all over. Obama didn't mention terrorism a single time in his star-turn speech in Cairo. Only a few "violent extremists" (our own troops?) remain at large.

<b>America tortured.</b>

I thought there was still a debate about that, but I guess not. And no regime in the Middle East tortures anybody, ever. Our bad.

Churches and synagogues are about to open in Saudi Arabia. Since "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance" and there are "over 1,200 mosques within our borders," I can't wait for the first Baptist hymn-sing in Riyadh. Sign me up!

Behind closed doors with Saudi King Abdullah, our president must've mentioned the many hundreds of churches and synagogues that thrived on the Arabian Peninsula during the Prophet's lifetime. Muslims zealots destroyed them. Time to get the bin Laden family's construction firm on the job re-building!

And stoning converts who leave Islam to death is a no-no, right?
Women can dress any way they want in Saudi Arabia. Just my analysis, based on Obama's insistence that Islam recognizes "the dignity of all human beings" and that Muslim women must be free to make their own decisions about what to wear. Surely, fashion choices extend to Mecca and Medina, not just Detroit and Paris?

"Islam has always been a part of America's story." Guess the Founding Fathers missed that one. But I'm assured that George Washington turned to his mullah in the dark days at Valley Forge, that Daniel Boone read the Koran around the campfire, and that al Qaeda stood by us at the Alamo.

Yeah, there was that misunderstanding with the Muslim Barbary Pirates, when they killed, kidnapped and enslaved American citizens for years - but who's perfect?

There are "nearly seven million American Muslims." Who knew? We all thought there were three or four million, max. Is this a preview of the predetermined results of our upcoming census? [Note to editor: Confirm numbers with ACORN.]

"It was not violence that won full and equal rights" for black Americans. So much for the Civil War and my ancestor, who volunteered to wear Union blue and paid for it with his life. I thought a half-million Americans died fighting to end slavery. Silly me. Still, it was brave of our president to highlight slavery's "lash of the whip" in his speech, since his own ancestors, as Muslims along Africa's Swahili Coast, would have been complicit - if not actively engaged - in enslaving their fellow black Africans for Arab masters. As a self-proclaimed "student of history," Obama surely knows that.

<b>Holocaust, schmolocaust.</b>

Aren't those pesky Jews ever going to go away? Yes, denying the Holocaust is "hateful." But let's get a grip. Palestinians "endure . . . daily humiliations." Their lot's "intolerable." Israel "devastates Palestinian families." No wonder our president shunned wicked Israel during his trip - sending a clear, if unspoken, message that Jews are now fair game.

"America's strong bonds with Israel are . . . unbreakable." Yup. And they're issued by Chrysler.

Hamas is a legitimate, recognized voice of the Palestinians. Rocket attacks against civilians, suicide bombings and kidnappings really work.

<b>Iran can have nukes.</b>

Our president's acceptance of "peaceful nuclear power" for Tehran was coded language for "no pre-emptive military action."

Jordan doesn't matter.

So much for one Arab country's attempts at human decency. If you want attention from our president, you've got to be a desert gangbanger.

My wife wondered why Obama didn't make his speech in Indonesia, the world's most-populous Muslim state, where he would've been welcomed proudly as a home-boy. Obama just reinforced the stereotype that Muslim equals Arab.

<b>Democracy isn't for everybody.</b>

We're done peddling that particular drug.

Of course, our president didn't mention al Qaeda's catastrophic defeat in Iraq, where millions of Sunni Arabs rejected the terror organization. Iraq was Bush's war, so it's all bad.

And forget junk like modern medicine, telecommunications or even the internal combustion engine. Islam's been the source of real progress. Like "calligraphy." Medieval Islam's ballyhooed contributions actually were due to Greek-speaking Christians (including slaves) employed as court officials, to Armenian architects and Jewish physicians. But, yeah, Arabs had really good penmanship.

Our president's breakthrough message to the Muslim world was that America overthrew democratic regimes, slavery was our history's central feature, and we invaded people on a whim - but we're sorry now.

His crowd-pleasing speech sanitized and romanticized Islam, letting the disgruntled populations of the Middle East off the hook for their own self-wrought failures, their monstrous oppression of women (our president's women's-right-to-wear-hijab remarks were aimed at Europe), and the violent aggression toward others they often celebrated and generally tolerated.

To Arab ears, especially, the Cairo speech made America the guilty party in our confrontations, as if, on 9/11, crazed Presbyterians had attacked Mecca. Yet, the historical facts are that Islam's remorseless assault on the West lasted for more than one thousand years, its cruel occupation of Christian lands lasted into the 20th century, and the dream of an all-conquering caliphate remains very much with us.

The last mass slaughter of Christians in Iraq wasn't a millennium ago, but in 1933. Al Qaeda isn't an aberration. It's a manifestation.

Our president may or may not be a student of history, but he can't just make it up.

Aleikum salaam!
Ralph <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Today's headline

Obama: U.S. in very deep recession -- will take considerable time to recover...
Promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs...
Seeks Tax on Wealthy to Fund Health Overhaul...
Top Chinese banker: 'US should issue bonds in yuan, not $'...
<b>Obama Tells American Businesses to Drop Dead: Kevin Hassett</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->June 8 (Bloomberg) -- I’ve finally figured out the Obama economic strategy. President Barack Obama and his team have been having so much fun wielding dictatorial power while rescuing “failed” firms, that they have developed a scheme to gain the same power over every business. The plan is to enact policies that are so anticompetitive that every firm needs a bailout.

Once that happens, their new pay czar Kenneth Feinberg can set the wage for everybody and Rahm Emanuel can stack the boards of all of our companies with his political cronies.

I know, it sounds like an exaggeration. But look at it this way. If there were a power ranking of U.S. companies, like the ones compiled by football writers for National Football League teams, Microsoft would surely be first or second to Google. But last week, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer came to Washington to announce what Microsoft would do if Obama’s multinational tax policy is enacted
Check India
<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Jun 9 2009, 08:13 PM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ Jun 9 2009, 08:13 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->http://www.visualeconomics.com/wp-content/...tional-debt.gif
Check India
<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Who do we owe? The US/WMF? Piece of cake: tell them we'll pay them back when the christo invaders give the Americas back to the Native Americans and give Bharatam back to the Dharmics.
And oh yeah. No interest.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Who do we owe? The US/WMF? Piece of cake: tell them we'll pay them back when the christo invaders give the Americas back to the Native Americans and give Bharatam back to the Dharmics.
And oh yeah. No interest.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Every variety, US/IMF/WB....
Indian Govt gives free dole to dedicated voters, minorities excluding Brahmins. Babus take money and give shopping wallet to family and Politicians get Golden taps in bathroom.
<b>US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive </b>
<i>Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline. </i><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>"The real question is not whether these cities shrink – we're all shrinking – but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way," </b>said Mr Kildee. "Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity."

Karina Pallagst, director of the Shrinking Cities in a Global Perspective programme at the <b>University of California, Berkeley, said there was "both a cultural and political taboo" about admitting decline in America.</b>

<b>"Places like Flint have hit rock bottom. They're at the point where it's better to start knocking a lot of buildings down,"</b> she said
June 15th, 2009 11:26 AM Eastern<b>
BIG HOLLYWOOD: The Great Palin Divide</b>

By Michael Rulle, Jr.
MSR Investments LLC/Blogger

The world view, or philosophical perspective, of Sarah Palin vs. say, David Letterman’s or Katie Couric’s, is profound at its core. Not only are the philosophical differences profound, but the political implications of those differences are as equally profound.

Palin is the philosophical descendant of those who created this country’s constitution; Couric and Letterman, on the other hand, like much of the bi-coastal media/entertainment left, are more consistent with the self annihilating philosophy of moral relativism. While Palin is intelligent and constant in her views, I make no similar claims specifically about Letterman and Couric, relative to their views. They strike me as shallow and weak.


Palin’s language is always the same. She speaks about everything in a straight forward manner without straining for audience approval. She is direct.


Palin implicitly understands the limitations of reason. Moral relativists do not. Our Founding Fathers also understood man’s limitations and established a Constitution whose core principle was liberty, supported strongly by laws to protect this liberty. The left, on the other hand, believes that “truth” can be imposed on individuals and society as a whole. Many have commented on the futility of the latter. Frederich Hayek’s “The Road To Serfdom” is the clearest explanation of how that view ultimately and logically has lead to totalitarianism; the ultimate expression of political nihilism and its philosophical antecedent — moral relativism.

This philosophical divide is one reason for the left’s hysteria over Palin’s very existence. It is, as if somewhere down in the lizard portion of their brain (You Have Three Brains), they understand her way of thinking could lay bare the implicit nihilism in theirs. The more ignorant element of the left pretends that Palin is so obviously stupid, vapid and reactionary that she is fair game for dehumanization.

<b>Conservatives” Are Single-Largest Ideological Group</b>
Percentage of “liberals” higher this decade than in early ’90sby Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ -- Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal. This represents a slight increase for conservatism in the U.S. since 2008, returning it to a level last seen in 2004. The 21% calling themselves liberal is in line with findings throughout this decade, but is up from the 1990s.
p-Ed Columnist
<b>The Obama Haters’ Silent Enablers</b>
Published: June 13, 2009
How will baby boomers handle the recession? Zoomers, Doomers, Gloomers, Opportuneurs

It will be interesting to see how the baby boomer generation, like me will handle the current recession / depression. We've lived most our lives without any terrible hardships, unlike many of our parents' generation, who endured through the world wars, famines, genocides, migrations and depressions.

So here's my segmentation of baby boomers in a recession/ depression

ZOOMERS...That's short for boomers with zip. It's a term coined by Moses Znaimer, the Toronto media mogul who, in his 60s, is taking aim at the roughly one-third of the population that is 50 and over. These seniors are not ready to give up and have the financial resources to take their ideas forward ....grandpaneurs. Znaimer's definition: the body of a healthy 65-year-old, the mind of a 45-year-old, the libido of a 25-year-old, the heart of a teenager.

I've coined the following terms...

GLOOMERS...baby boomers who only see the down side.discouraged, downcast, dispirited, rudderless, hopeless, looking for salvation (economic other?), vulnerable


DOOMERS...GLOOMERS who only see the end of the world, or life as we know it, dreary, distressed, no use doing anything because our fate is sealed.

TOMBERS...baby boomers who are ready to retire, throw up their hands and wait for the end..no zip, energy, motivation

FUMERS..baby boomers who are ready to blame anything and anyone for their misery..bankers, minorities, business, unions, overpaid execs and workers, immigrants, politicians etc

OPPORTUNEURS..babyboomers who are realists, see the big picture, explore both sides of the story, always seeing opportunity in each crisis,

<b>Report: Carter escapes assassination attempt on visit to Gaza</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Palestinian sources reported Tuesday that former US president Jimmy Carter was the target of a thwarted assassination attempt, according to Israel Radio.

Reportedly, there was a cluster of explosive devices stashed near a road he was scheduled to travel during a visit to the Gaza Strip.

The Jerusalem Post could not verify the report.
Projection: It'll be years before jobs return to much of U.S.</b>
<b>The lost horizon of the emperors</b>
R Vaidyanathan

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->AT every seminar on financial matters these days, there’s one question that lingers — even during the coffee breaks: will the economy recover, and when? And, it isn’t about the Indian economy but that of the US. <b>I reiterate it will take at least 40 quarters — that’s a decade — for America to recover. I tell this, and am shunned </b>— like a swine flu patient.

<b>I still maintain the US is going the banana republic way what with a national debt of more than $10 trillion, </b>which is more than 80 per cent of its national income. Not only that the budget deficit is skyrocketing; it’s expected to reach more than 10 per cent soon. Last year, the US financial regulatory agencies came up with plans of financial support worth $6.8 trillion — comprising temporary loans and liability and asset guarantees. <b>And by the third end of the first quarter of 2009, the financial support programmes reached $13.9 trillion.</b>

<b>The federal deficit as percentage of GDP is now expected to reach more than 10 per cent. </b>There will be furious printing of more treasury bills
and notes. <b>The expected inflation is going to rip apart the society and the largest selling item in the last quarter was handguns a</b>nd rifles. Already intriguing reports have come about attempt to smuggle more than $134 billion in treasury bonds by two Japanese citizens through the Italian border into Switzerland. It could be a ploy by CIA or really a daredevil act by some foreign government to destabilise the global financial system. I am waiting for the creditrating agencies like S&P to downgrade the US economy like other developing countries and prove their independence from the sole superpower. High hopes. <b>Angus Maddison in his pioneering work for OECD on the global GDP share</b> for the last 2,000 years has brought out an interesting fact pertaining to India and China.<b> As early as the 1820s, China (33%) along with India (16%) and other Asian countries had a share of more than 55 per cent in the global GDP.</b> By the late 20th century, it has declined to 29 per cent. The China percentage slid to 12, India’s to 5.

<b>In the next 20 years, India should plan to have a share of at least 30 per cent of the global GDP. </b>These imply that India should be racing ahead. If India grows at 8 to 9 per cent in the coming decade, then it can become the world’s third or fourth superpower.

But it also implies that, parallely, the West should decline in terms of their importance in the share of global GDP and world affairs.

Since the total is 100 per cent, any increased share for India and China would automatically reduce that of the other two.

Unlike the Great Depression of the 1920s, the current crisis for the West is <b>not just an economic crisis. It has a dimension of demography and conflict </b>(ongoing war with radical Islam) to it. Demographic, because <b>Europe </b>is slowly fading away from the global map. It used to have more than 20 per cent of the global population during the First World War, and now has less than 11 per cent. What’s more,<b> it’s expected to shrink to three per cent in as many decades.</b>

The reproductive rate in many European countries is less than 1.5, whereas the stable one is 2.1. <b>In the case of US, the crisis is more severe due to its declining savings rate and a long-term tendency to nationalise families and privatise government.</b>

Social security and Medicare system in US is classic case of <b>nationalising families.</b>

Such a declining Empire is dangerous to deal with. To start with, it does not want to accept the fact that it is a declining Empire.

Plus, it wants to retain its sole power status when it realises that its writ does not any more hold good. It tries to bully India.

Whenever a US official visits India, the beards in J&K become more active. Remember <b>Robin Raphael of the nineties vintage who propped up the Hurriyat Conference? </b>India recalls with anger the role Robin Raphael played during the Presidency of Bill Clinton in encouraging the formation of Hurriyat Conference, the umbrella organisation of moderate terrorists and terrorised moderates. Her only name to fame was she studied together with Clinton. <b>When Hillary comes to India, the level of violence in J&K will increase. </b>I wish someone in foreign office in India plots the correlation between visits of US officials and mob frenzy in the downtown Srinagar.

<b>The declining empire realises that its elbowroom is becoming lesser and lesser with the Pakistan army</b> that owns and controls a country. Islamabad always has a peculiar way of coming to discussion on any issue.

<b>They keep a gun on their own head and argue with others. </b>That is, they always threaten others with catastrophe if money is not given to them. This is the most sophisticated begging anywhere you can see in international relations. Bribing them won’t stop the plotters against the “US Satan”.

<b>The next thing the declining empire does is to cringe and appease. </b>The speech by Obama in Cairo is of that variety. He ascribed every human scientific endeavor to Islamic civilisation. Forget the Hindus who invented zero, forget Ptolemy and forget Copernicus. <b>Just rewrite history. </b>The third thing a declining power does is to <b>pressure others to sacrifice on its behalf to buy peace with bullies.</b> It cannot deal with radical Islam and if the ISI (that is what is critical — not the ten per cent Zardari) needs to be appeased with a piece of J&K, then the US will try to arm-twist India.

Herein comes our ability to understand declining powers.

<b>We must internalise that US is a declining power </b>and our bureaucrats must chant it hundred eight times on a daily basis. We should also remember that USA is very uncomfortable in dealing with democracies.

It’s natural ally is always a dictatorship since they can be “use and throw” friendships.

Dealing with democracies is messy since they talk about a domestic constituency and behave similar to USA.<b> A mirror image of itself is unacceptable to “sole super power”. </b>As India continues to grow at more than 8 per cent — and simply due to the power of compounding emerges as a major power — the desperation of the declining power will be more since our terrorist neighbour who has a the largest begging bowl and highest per-capita AK-47s will blackmail the declining power to appease him to keep peace.

What is in Indian interest is the continuation of civil war in Pakistan for, say, another ten to twenty years — ambient conflict —<b> sort of auto-cannibalism </b>which will be a dynamic disequilibria — situation.

Other option is to have at least three or so states created out of that entity. The concept of stable Pakistan is passé and a mirage and that should be unequivocally communicated to the declining empire.

Remember the last century. T<b>he declining British Empire — now it is the sick child of Europe but still with a grand illusion </b>of influencing Indian sub-continent — created havoc by partitioning the land. <b>The current declining empire may be tempted to do something rash to protect itself.</b> And therein lays the challenge for our political leadership and mandarins. <span style='color:red'>Dealing with a declining empire is more difficult than dealing with a stable empire.</span><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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