Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Today's News-10/26/04

Thatcher attends 'coup plot' case.

Apparently, he is accused of aiding in the effort of trying to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled Africa's third largest oil producer's for the past 25 years. His claims of innocence will be heard for 2 days. Note: He has been arrested but not charged. They claim to seek only extradition to Brittain.

Interview.

Jamie Glazov interviewed Mr. Carl Zinmeister about his book Dawn Over Iraq. He is an imbedded reporter who went back to Baghdad in January for a few months to get the real pulse. Recommended reading. Hat tip to Rob from the Kommentariat.

More than one reason to drop in on Sudan This is a site I ran across back in August, and I highly recommend it. You can find news on just about any place of interest to you.

Hat tip to Kathy Kinsley.

Terror concerns lead nuclear commission to shut Web site, 10/26/04. "The National Regulatory Commission has shut down its online document library, pending a review to determine what potentially sensitive documents should be removed because they might be useful to terrorists..." Really? Do ya think? Well, do you?

This is 10/26/04. We were attacked on 09/11/01. Did they have enough time?! For God's sake, what the heck is wrong with you?

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Karzai Is Clear Winner, Afghan Vote Results Show. (New link.)
By Keith B. Richburg
Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, October 25, 2004; Page A01
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HERAT, Afghanistan, Oct. 24 (AP) -- President Hamid Karzai has won a majority of votes in Afghanistan's election, clinching a five-year term and becoming the country's first democratically elected president, according to preliminary results released Sunday.

With 94.3 percent of the votes counted, Karzai was winning 55.3 percent, or 4.2 million, of the votes cast, enough to avoid a runoff, the Joint Electoral Management Body reported. Any showing of less than 50 percent would have required a runoff between the top two vote-getters, according to the Afghan constitution. Even if all the votes that are currently uncounted went to his rivals, Karzai would still win a majority. An official announcement may be made later this week.
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Well, well. How about that! I am so happy for Afghanistan, and I will be just as happy for Iraq after their elections. Freedom is on the march! (It is now March 1, 2009, and I am sorry Karzai ever got into this. He is destroying Afghanistan.)

DEADLY FLASH POINT AND A FORGOTTEN U.S. WAR.
Against popular belief, Communist China is NOT becoming more democratized. Free trade is not working. China is our enemy.

"Relations with Taiwan are governed by the Taiwan Relations Act, which stipulates that the U.S. is bound to assist Taiwan in defense against attack. Congress passed the Act in April 1979, after U.S. President Jimmy Carter stripped Taiwan of formal recognition as the true government of China, and recognized the Communist government in Beijing as the sole government of the Chinese people."

"Neither sanctions from the world community, nor the threat of the loss of the 2008 Olympics, would deter China from invading Taiwan, if the moment seemed right....

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