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enero 31, 2008

La frase de la semana

Filed under: EEUU,Neo-Soviet,Russia,USA — Nora @ 10:52 pm

Cold war never ended. Russia is arming Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas. They still much weaker than before but Americans are way too naïve to think that we are now allies.

Former Russian spy Sergei Tretyakov, NPR interview.

I blogged about this some weeks ago: Russia wans to win the Cold war 30 years after they lose it. Certainly, they are selling important quantities of weapons but not only to Iran (do not forget the fuel for the “peaceful nuclear energy” that Russia has sent this week), Hezbollah and Hamas. They have also sold weapons to Venezuela and to Syria.

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El antiguo espía ruso Sergei Tretyakov ha declarado en una entrevista a la cadena de radio NPR que “la Guerra Fría nunca terminó: Rusia está armando a Irán, Hizbulá y Hamas. Todavía son más débiles pero los americanos son demasiado inocentes sin piensan que somos sus aliados“.

Escribí sobre esta cuestión aquí. Ciertamente están vendiendo cantidades ingentes de armas a Irán (no olvidemos el fuel para la “energía nuclear pacífica” que le ha enviado esta misma semana), Hizbulá y Hamas. Pero no sólo. También ha vendido cantidades importantísimas de armas a Venezuela y a Siria.

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Elecciones presidenciales en Rusia: 2 de marzo

Filed under: dictadura,elecciones,elections,Neo-Soviet,Russia,sociedad — Nora @ 9:43 pm

BBC NEWS | Europe | Putin opponents step up pressure:

“Opponents of the Russian president are to take to the streets of Moscow to protest against what they say is the trampling of democratic freedoms.The coalition of opposition movements, known as Other Russia, says Saturday will be a ‘March of Dissent’.

The march comes as Russia warned it wanted the extradition of London-based exile Boris Berezovsky.

Mr Berezovsky told the UK’s Guardian newspaper he was plotting ‘revolution’ to overthrow Vladimir Putin.

Accusing Mr Putin of creating an authoritarian regime, the tycoon said that Russia’s leadership could only be removed by force.

Later, he clarified his words, stating that he backed ‘bloodless change’ and did not support violence.

UK police said they were ‘assessing the contents of a Guardian article… to determine if any offences may have been disclosed’.”

Hmm, Uk police is going to go after the only known Russian supporting UK’s quest to arrest Mr. Lugovoi, the alleged killer of Litvinenko.

At the same time, and just the same than happened in Legislative elections in December, the election observers are being held from doing their job:

European election observers warned Wednesday that they may once again refuse to take part in a Russian election, saying that the government is continuing to impose restrictions on their work.The observers, who are deployed by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said the Russians would not allow them into the country until a only few days before the presidential election on March 2, making it impossible for them to capture an accurate picture of campaigning.

Curtis Budden, a spokesman for the observers, said the mission asked Russian election officials this week to reconsider and let the monitoring begin sooner, and if the Russian do not agree, the mission would be canceled. The Russians have also sharply cut the number of observers who are to be allowed in the country.

“An election is more than just Election Day,” Budden said. “The process itself is extremely important.”

Russian election officials have not responded to the mission’s request, but said Wednesday that they believed that the mission’s timing was appropriate.

So OSCE will boycott the elections. How? The inspectors won’t attend the elections.

Hmm, Putin is very happy right now. He is going to do whatever he wants nonetheless…

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Las elecciones presidenciales en Rusia (dos de marzo próximo) serán como las legislativas que hubo en diciembre: nula oposición para el partido United Russia de Putin y persecución de sus principales figuras, mientras el hombre de Putin, el joven Medvedev, tiene asegurada la elección.

Así que la oposición (la poca que hay) está organizando marchas y manifestaciones en contra de las acciones de Putin que está incumpliendo todas las libertades democráticas.

Berezovsky, el magnate ruso opuesto a Putin que vive en Londres, declaró que al The Guardian que a Putin, sólo le iban a echar por la fuerza. Después clarificó que estaba llamando a un “cambio sin sangre” y que no apoya la violencia. La policía británica, en un nuevo ejercicio de idiotez consumada, va a ver si “se ha cometido algún crimen en las declaraciones” del magnate. Y digo idiota, porque el magnate es el único ruso conocido que está apoyando a Gran Bretaña en su intento de detener a Lugovoi, el supuesto asesino del ex-agente del KGB Litvinenko.

Y se repite lo que ya pasó con anterioridad en Diciembre: no van a dejar hacer su trabajo a los interventores internacionales y la OSCE ha anunciado que boicoteará las elecciones. Así que Putin estará contentísimo: el boicot consiste en que los interventores no aparecerán.

Noticias relacionadas: Russia’s most famous and glamorous female bodyguard killed as she tried to prevented someone from stealing her Porsche @ Daily Mail. La Rusia de Putin, tan segura y tranquila. Por cierto, muchos estarían encantados de que la señora en cuestión, Loginova, les guardase la espalda. 😛

Anteriores posts:

  1. RAF alerts as Russia stages huge naval excercise in Bay of Biscay.
  2. la Rusia post-Putin: más Putin, más represión y más misiles.
  3. Y Putin eligió a su sucesor.
  4. Rusia: denuncias generalizadas de fraude electoral. Y Sarkozy haciendo el CANISIO. Ni siquiera Moratinos ha sido tan tonnnnnnnto (o tan lisssssto…. que los negocios es lo que tienen).
  5. La Rusia neo-soviética una realidad tras arrasar Putin.
  6. Elecciones en Rusia: el resultado arrollador de Putin (II).
  7. Putin: las encuestas preconizan un resultado arrollador.
  8. David “Pepiño” Miliband. El impulsor de la “Unión UE-Rusia-Oriente Medio-Norte de África“… Claro, hmm, todos los problemas del mundo dentro de la UE. ¿Por qué no una unión de todos los planetas? Excluyendo, eso sí, a EEUU, que, como se sabe, son mú malosos…
  9. Rusia quiere ganar la Guerra Fría 30 años después de perderla.
  10. Russia limits election observers and breaks weapons’ control agreement with EU.

Irán y Emiratos Árabes Unidos y la energía nuclear pacífica

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nora @ 8:10 pm
Gracias a Weltpolitik Blog:

“The United Arab Emirates is set to launch a nuclear programme, becoming the first Arab state to go ahead with announced ambitions to develop nuclear power.

Flush with petrodollars, the government in Abu Dhabi is preparing a policy document that will soon be sent for comment to world powers, including the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog.

Six Arab Gulf states, including the UAE, last year asked the IAEA to study the feasibility of a joint nuclear programme in a move seen as a political response to Iran’s nuclear activities…”

At the same time: Iran sees nuclear power this time next year, according to Agggmi (he still needs to change his hairdresser, and his brains, but the latter is much more difficult):

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran expects to have its own nuclear-generated electricity by this time next year and will not bow to Western pressure to halt uranium enrichment, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad told a crowd in the southern city of Bushehr that Iran was approaching the peak of its nuclear programprograme.

Iran’s planned first nuclear power plant is sited close to Bushehr. The plant would begin test operations by late October, a senior official said on Wednesday, two days after Russia completed fuel deliveries to the site.

And well, Putin is back (as plodon has told me commenting here):

Iran on Monday received the eighth and final consignment of nuclear fuel from Russia for the plant near Bushehr, less than two months after the first shipment.

Fayyazbakhsh, who heads the production and development unit of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, said he expected Russia to deliver remaining equipment for Bushehr in coming months.

“Out of 50,000 tonnes of equipment, some 1,900 tonnes including precision instruments and a ventilation system for Bushehr have yet to be delivered to Iran,” he said.

This comes as Agggmi has (again) menaced Israel:

Accept that the life of Zionists will sooner or later come to an end,” the Iranian president said in a televised speech.

He added, “What we have right now is the last chapter [of Israeli atrocities] which the Palestinians and regional nations will confront and eventually turn in Palestine’s favor.”

Oh, yeah, but his nuclear program is peaceful… Very peaceful. I’m swearing you. Oh, and if you don’t believe me, you are a bad Zionist. 😛
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Los Emiratos Árabes Unidos están preparados para iniciar su propio programa nuclear, convirtiéndose en el primer Estado Árabe en continuar con las ambiciones anunciadas de desarrollar “energía” nuclear. Inundado de petrodólares, el gobierno de Abu Dhabi está preparando un documento político que pronto será enviado para que lo comenten los poderes mundiales, incluyendo los cinco miembros permanentes del Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas, y a la Agencia Internacional de la Energía Atómica, el “vigilante” de la ONU en materia nuclear.
Los seis estados árabes, incluyendo EAU, pidieron a la AIEA que estudiase la posibilidad de un programa nuclear unido en un movimiento visto como una respuesta política a las actividades nucleares iraníes.
En Suiza, después de la visita del rey Faisal de Arabia Saudí al Reino Unido… Y luego vino la Alianza Irán-Países del Golfo.

Aggmi también ha hablado sobre su pacífico programa nuclear: según él, el año que viene por ahora ya tendrán “energía” nuclear. Rusia ya le mandó a principios de semana la última partida de fuel.

Así que Aggmi (sigue necesitando un cambio de peluca o de peinado…) ha amenazado, sin cortarse un pelo a todo Occidente: “Que no piensen que nos van a parar…“. Y por supuesto a Israel: “Acepten que la vida de los sionistas llegará más pronto o más tarde a su final“.

Related news:

  1. White House critizises envoy over Iran @ Noisy Room.Net. EEUU nombra un musulmán como embajador en la ONU, Zalmay Khalilzad, y el julay se sienta al lado del embajador iraní en la cumbre de Davos. A pesar de que no hubo apretón de manos ni un encuentro separado, los oficiales americanos están que trinan con el numerito. Otro como el Mr. Islam de Stephen Coughlin.
  2. Ehud Barak on Iran and nuclear capabilities:

    Q. You were critical of the latest National Intelligence Estimate on Iran.

    A. Our interpretation is that clearly the Iranians are aiming at nuclear capability. It’s probably true that . . . they may have slowed down the weapons group in 2003, because it was the height of American militarism. . . . We think that they are quite advanced, much beyond the level of the Manhattan Project. We suspect they are probably already working on warheads for ground-to-ground missiles . . . [and] that probably they have another clandestine enrichment operation beyond the one in Natanz.

  3. Ahmadinejah publicly humiliated by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei @ The Jawa Report. “Ahmadinejad was publicly humiliated Monday when Irans’s supreme leader smacked down the president’s decision not to implement a law supplying gas to remote villages.”
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El Arzobispo de Canterbury: en su línea

Filed under: Dimitud,Gran Bretaña/GB,Islamism,Islamismo,Mentecatos — Nora @ 12:04 am
De Winds Of Jihad:

“The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has called for new laws to protect religious sensibilities that would punish “thoughtless and cruel” styles of speaking.

Dr Williams, who has seen his own Anglican Communion riven by fierce invective over homosexuality, said the current blasphemy law was “unworkable” and he had no objection to its repeal.

But whatever replaces it should “send a signal” about what was acceptable.

This should be done by “stigmatising and punishing extreme behaviours” that have the effect of silencing argument.

The Archbishop, delivering the James Callaghan Memorial Lecture in London this afternoon, said it should not just be a few forms of extreme behaviour that were deemed unacceptable, leaving everything else as fair game.

“The legal provision should keep before our eyes the general risks of debasing public controversy by thoughtless and, even if unintentionally, cruel styles of speaking and acting,” he said.”

Hmm, yeah, how about Spanish Inquisition and Torquemada, for example? I really believe that if some of this people would have been those so critisized for centuries, they would have committed a genocide…

My goodness. And how about punishing thoughless people speaking stupid things once and again?

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El Arzobispo de Canterbury ha pedido que se aprueben nuevas leyes para proteger a las religiones de “modos de hablar que no se han pensado o crueles“. Dice que la “actual ley sobre la blasfemia no sirve para nada y que no tiene ninguna objección a que se cambiase“. En cuanto a cómo debía modificarse la Ley, dice que “se debería estigmatizar y castigar comportamientos extremos“, que producirían el silencio del interesado, porque “hay que mandar una señal de lo que es acceptable“.

Anteriores sobre el Arzobispo:
El Arzobispo de Canterbury: Dhimmitud en su grado máximo. Qué diferencia con Nazir-Ali, ¿eh?

Sobre Canterbury:
Un concejal de Canterbury (LibDem) quiere prohibir a los franceses la entrada en la ciudad. ¿Y las personas con doble nacionalidad? Debe ser la ciudad… lo que hace decir tantas tonterías…

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