cue the lightning bolts

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

11.12.2009

miscellaneous deals

1. Israel and Brazil strike UAV deal worth $350m, concluded after Peres visit with Lula

Defense cooperation between Israel and Brazil is expanding. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a $350 million agreement to supply unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Brazil. IAI will supply three aircraft by next April, and fourteen in all over the next few years. 15 agents of the Brazilian Federal Police are already training in Israel to use the UAVs.

ISDS advised the Federal Police and IAI in the deal. The UAVs will be used, among other things, for patrolling Brazil's borders, to prevent crime and arms smuggling. They will also be used for security for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, which will be staged in Brazil. The security budget for these events will be some $5 billion.


read more @ globes.co


2. Peres also urges Lula to get involved in Middle East "peace" process

Visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres has urged his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to join the Middle East peace process. 'Come, President, and light the light of peace in the Middle East,' Peres told Lula during a joint press conference here Wednesday after a closed-door meeting. In response, Lula said all countries in the region 'can count on Brazil for the construction of an enduring peace, the positive repercussions of which will transcend the borders of the Middle East and will benefit all mankind'. The Brazilian leader, however, said peace will not be possible 'without concessions' and without a dialogue among all parties involved in the conflict.

concessions from who? read more @ brazil news


3. China Finance Corp signs deal with Deutsche Borse to cooperate in financial information service

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- China Finance Corporation (CFC), a Xinhua-owned company, signed an agreement with Deutsche Borse here Thursday, starting cooperation in the field of financial information service.

Lu Wei, vice president of Xinhua, and Michael Schaefer, ambassador of Germany in China, attended the signing ceremony.

According to the agreement, the two sides will cooperate in releasing global financial news, analyzing market data, and providing information technology service. Xinhua's self-developed financial information service platform "Xinhua 08," which is running by the CFC, will distribute data of Deutsche Borse.

read more @ chinaview



4. massive blackout in Brazil isolated incident caused by three simultaneous weather disruptions blink blink blink

...Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Mines and Energy's Executive Secretary, Marcio Zimmermann, stated that adverse weather conditions were the cause of the massive blackout. According to him, those weather conditions caused three transmission lines to collapse. Those lines take the energy from the Itaipu Power Plant, located in southern Parana state, to several states in the country.

Two of the collapsed transmission lines connect the town of Ivapora, in Parana state, to Itabera, in neighboring Sao Paulo state. The third one connects Itabera to Tijuco Preto, also in Sao Paulo state. The exact point of the lines in which the problems occurred has yet to be discovered.

According to Zimmermann, the collapse of the three transmission lines could not be prevented. He stressed that no system in the world is prepared to deal with a situation of triple contingency.


yeah. read more @ chinaview


5. egypt demands return of Rosetta Stone and other artifacts from Europe and US

Egypt is asking European countries in possession of Egyptian artifacts, historical and cultural monuments to return the items to the country for the opening of Egypt’s Grand Museum at Giza, due by 2013. So far, their request has been overlooked.

"I’m not asking for all the artifacts of the British Museum to come to Egypt. I’m only asking for the unique cultural objects," he added, referring to items of great archaeological value, such as the Rosetta Stone,” says Zahi Hawass, the secretary general of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.

read more @ afrik.com


6. Alex Wiens gets life

Alex Wiens, 28, his face covered by a hood and his eyes hidden behind dark glasses, was motionless as the court in the eastern German city of Dresden found him guilty of murdering Marwa El-Sherbini, dubbed the "veil martyr."

..."He killed Marwa not of dread or fear but out of revenge," Judge Birgit Wiegand said. "He deliberately profited from her innocence and her defencelessness."

...In a dramatic last-minute twist, a document suddenly arrived from Russia showing that Wiens had been declared unfit for military service in 2001 because of an "undifferentiated schizophrenia."

Defence lawyers said that the stabbing had not been premeditated, that Wiens always carried a knife in his backpack, and that his psychiatric condition mitigated the crime.

The courthouse, so lightly guarded when the murder took place, now resembled a maximum security prison, with some 200 police officers and snipers on hand following death threats against Wiens, who was shielded by bulletproof glass.

read more @ the local

6 comments:

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

Go on then AP, what's Wein's real name?

A. Peasant said...

i haven't found that out yet. have you? given the amazing security around him and the amazing tolerance of his obnoxious desire to preserve his privacy, i can guess he must be related to someone special.

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

Aleksandr Igorevich N.

A. Peasant said...

you rock. ; )

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

Aleksandr Igorevich Nelsin

Under the exclusion of the public, an expert psychiatrist was questioned about the new evidence. He had previously declared the defendant to be sane, and therefore fully responsible for his deeds in the same Dresden court on July 1.

The statement was faxed after the Dresden court had asked the Russian authorities why Alex W had been exempted from military service.

The 28-year-old had ended his treatment by 2004, when his medical records were destroyed. In 2003, Alex W moved from Russia to Germany, where he took on his German mother's surname.

Who is that in the "veil" there is a great deal of predictive programming and symbology going on here.

A. Peasant said...

yes have got the spiegel article now thanks and am looking around herewith.

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