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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


evidence of hidden agendas all around

1. two Russians sentenced to 12, 9 years for spying

MOSCOW, October (RIA Novosti) - The Moscow City Court sentenced on Monday two Russians for spying, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The FSB said Y.N. Alekseyev and his wife, I.A. Starikova, were sentenced to 12 and nine years, respectively, in a high-security prison on charges of high treason, specifically spying for a Southeast Asian country. The couple admitted to gathering and passing secret military information to a foreign intelligence service. "They have received more than $300,000 from a foreign intelligence agent for the transfer of the said [secret] documents," the FSB said, without identifying the country in question. It added that the couple was caught red-handed in 2007.

source: ria novosti

2. Swedish businessman murdered in Cambodia

A Swedish businessman has been found dead in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Embassy officials confirm that local police suspect murder."We have received information that the body has been found and that he has been identified. With all probability it is question of murder," Karl-Anders Larsson at the Swedish embassy in Phnom Penh told news website The 45-year-old man disappeared from his hotel room in the Cambodian capital on Thursday. His body was found in Kandal province south of the city on Friday. The man has lived in the south-east Asian country for several years and ran a hotel operation in the coastal city of Sihanoukville, according to the Expressen newspaper. The man is reported to have met a woman over the internet and on Thursday evening was seen leaving his hotel in her company. The man's safe deposit box in his hotel room was later found forced open and police suspect that he was murdered in the course of a well-planned robbery. Phnom Penh police are investigating the crime and have secured close circuit television material from the hotel, according to the Expressen newspaper. The Swedish foreign ministry has been informed and the 45-year-old's next of kin have been contacted.

source: the local

3. kidnapped man found in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Riyadh police have rescued a man who had been abducted in the capital. The Asian victim was found in an apartment beaten up but alive. Three men, also Asian, were arrested in the raid. Officers found drugs in their possession. Police were alerted after the victim was abducted in the Manfuha neighborhood. The kidnappers had demanded a SR1500 ransom. Investigations are still ongoing.

source: arab news

4. Germans ID convert, 27, as terror suspect

BERLIN — Authorities have identified a 27-year-old German convert to Islam as an al-Qaida associate suspected of traveling to Afghanistan and planning to attack German targets. The report could fuel concerns about European converts being recruited by Islamist terrorist groups for attacks. The Federal Criminal Police Office confirmed a Spiegel Online report Sunday that it had posted notices across Afghanistan warning that Jan Schneider, a Kazakhstan-born ethnic German, may plan attacks on German military or civilian institutions in Afghanistan.

...Schneider, who is also known as Hamza, has recently traveled to the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Spiegel reported. He left Germany in 2004 to study Arabic in Saudi Arabia. He was seen in his hometown of Saarbruecken several times after his departure from Germany.

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5. informant goes on trial for neo-nazi radio station

In an embarrassing situation for Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, one of its paid informants in the neo-Nazi scene went on trial Monday for running a radio station that called for the nuclear destruction of Israel, daily Tagesspiegel reported.

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6. Colombia: mob attacks intel agents, frees suspect

DAS intelligence agency director Felipe Munoz says Ivan Danilo Alarcon, wanted for rebellion and drug trafficking, was detained near a university in the city of Cali. Munoz says Alarcon cried out he was being kidnapped and 100 people surrounded the officers. The crowd detained the agents for over an hour, threatened them with death and took their weapons and armored vests. They freed Alarcon from handcuffs, and he fled. Munoz said Sunday that Alarcon apparently posed as a human rights activist but was in fact giving logistical support to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The chief of Colombia's secret police says a mob assaulted three of its agents as they tried to arrest a suspect with alleged guerrilla ties.

source: taiwan news

7. Angola: Chinese violence and murders, protest or criminality?

The spate of violence against Chinese nationals in Angola is fast becoming an issue of concern. A sense of neocolonialism amongst some Angolans is breeding xenophobia that borders on racism. Are these attacks on Chinese businesses and business personnel’s based on resistance to a perceived gradual-Chinese-take-over, or is it is based on unnecessary fear, misplaced perceptions, and share criminality?

In September businessman Xu Tonggou was murdered trying to resist a robbery. On that same day, six armed men robbed the offices of a construction company, beating workers with batons and threatening them with AK-47s. In October, robbers reportedly poured boiling water on three Chinese workers in Angola’s capital city of Luanda. Many more attacks have gone unreported, says Xu Ning, the head of the Chinese Business Council (CBC).

What used to be something that happened perhaps once a month has become a daily occurrence.

"These are just the tip of the iceberg. Things have got worse in the last few months. Just last night someone I was due to have dinner with did not turn up because he had been robbed. Chinese people here are afraid, they are afraid. They don’t know who’s a criminal,” Xu Ning was quoted as saying.

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1 comment:

INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

AP ChiComms just don't get the positive discrimination and diversity bit!

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