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Israeli, US army chiefs hold secret talks on Iran

Press TV - Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and his American counterpart Admiral Mike Mullen have held secret talks in France with a special focus on Iran. The two officials, who met in the northern French region of Normandy on Sunday, also discussed the Middle East, reports say. Read Article

British PM ‘refused extra Afghan troops’

BBC - Prime Minister Gordon Brown refused a major Afghanistan troop reinforcement against the military’s advice, the former head of the Army has said. Gen Sir Richard Dannatt stood down in August 2009 after repeatedly speaking out against what he said were equipment shortages and poor pay and conditions. Read Article

First attempt to plug ongoing Australian oil leak fails

ABC - The company responsible for an oil leak off the north-west coast of Australia says the first attempt to plug the leak with mud and stop the flow of oil has been unsuccessful. It has been more than six weeks since oil first started leaking from the West Atlas oil rig. Read Article

The demise of the US dollar

The Independent - In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading. In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning ““ along with China, Russia, Japan and France ““ to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar. Read Article

Welcome comrade to the Soviet Republic of Britain

Daily Mail - A new internet game is about to be launched which allows ‘super snooper’ players to plug into the nation’s CCTV cameras and report on members of the public committing crimes. The ‘Internet Eyes’ service involves players scouring thousands of CCTV cameras installed in shops, businesses and town centres across Britain looking for law-breakers. Players who help catch the most criminals each month will win cash prizes up to £1,000. Read Article

The Historian – The Russian KGB and the East German Stasi must be kicking themselves that they didn’t think up this great police state competition.

Barack Obama cancels meeting with Dalai Lama ‘to keep China happy’

Daily Telegraph – President Barack Obama has refused to meet the Dalai Lama in Washington this week in a move to curry favour with the Chinese. Read Article

The Historian – You don’t want the Chinese to stop buying all those billions of US Treasury Bonds now do you?

Drillers within 5 metres of Australian oil spill hole – leak flowing nearly 7 weeks now

ABC – The company responsible for an oil spill in the Timor Sea says it has reached its target drilling zone to stop the leak. It has been more than six weeks since oil first started leaking from the West Atlas oil rig. Read Article

Suicide bomber kills five at Iraqi funeral

AFP – A suicide bomb attack at a funeral killed five people on Monday in western Iraq where a roadside bombing claimed a sixth life, local officials said. Five mourners were killed when the bomber set off a belt full of explosives at the funeral in the town of Haditha. Read Article

Berlusconi immunity case begins as leader faced with £690 million corruption payout

The Times – Fifteen judges will start their deliberations today to determine whether Silvio Berlusconi can be immune from prosecution in a decision that has the potential to cripple the Italian Government. The Constitutional Court will debate a controversial law passed by the Italian Prime Minister that gives legal immunity to himself and three other top state positions. If the so-called Lodo Alfano, named after Angelino Alfano, the country’s Justice Minister, is rejected as legally invalid Mr Berlusconi could be back on trial. He is charged with paying the British lawyer David Mills $600,000 in 1997 to withhold incriminating details of his business dealings. Read Article

JAB ‘AS DEADLY AS THE CANCER’

Sunday Express UK – THE cervical cancer vaccine may be riskier and more deadly than the cancer it is designed to prevent, a leading expert who developed the drug has warned. She also claimed the jab would do nothing to reduce the rates of cervical cancer in the UK. Read Article

The Biochemist – If you check our previous HPV articles (2009), you’ll find that Diane Harper has been saying this since early 2007. She has been hugely hampered by the fact that none of the mainstream media outlets would actually publish the facts about the vaccine – which, I think you’ll find, was Gardasil – not Ceravix. Pretty much the same applies to Ceravix, but check out the internet for a comparison of the two. Natalie Morton’s death has been attributed to cancer.

White House says Obama won’t pull US out of Afghanistan

AP — President Barack Obama won’t walk away from the flagging war in Afghanistan, the White House declared Monday as Obama faced tough decisions – and intense administration debate – over choices that could help define his presidency in his first year as commander in chief. Read Article

IMF chief hails “˜new era of collaborative global governance’

AFP – The International Monetary Fund has taken on an enhanced global role to promote lasting economic recovery in the world, with its 186 member nations pledging to keep stimulus support of growth in place. The IMF’s steering committee meeting in Turkey’s commercial capital, Istanbul, on Sunday endorsed a recovery plan agreed at the Group of 20 (G20) summit last month amid the worst global economic crisis since World War II.”We are off to the right start,” IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Sunday, adding that this was “a unique opportunity to reshape the post-crisis world, to usher in a new era of collaborative global governance.” Read Article

The Historian – In other words further moves towards the creation of a world system of governance for the benefit of the few over the many

HSBC Chief Warns of Second Downturn: Report

Financial Times – HSBC Chief Executive Michael Geoghegan is cautious about “growing too fast” because he fears a second economic downturn could force the bank to make write-downs, he said in an interview with the Financial Times. Geoghegan told the FT he thought recovery would be W-shaped rather than V-shaped. Read Article

Obama targets Journalists

CNN – Journalists are blasting President Obama over his stance on proposed legislation that would protect journalists from having to reveal the identity of their sources. In an email sent out late Friday, the Society of Professional Journalists expressed ‘outrage’ over President Obama’s proposed changes to the shield bill that would protect reporters from having to divulge confidential sources in court. Read article

CIA working in UK, anti-terror chief tells MPs

Daily Telegraph – The Government’s most senior counter-terrorism official has admitted that CIA agents are operating in the UK.  Read Article

U.S. Congress Vows to Make Average Iranians Suffer

Daily Express – The US Congress is poised to act swiftly on new penalties against Iran if international talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme show signs of faltering. Politicians are this time talking about trying to block fuel and refined petroleum exports to the country, possibly causing serious disruption to the lives of ordinary Iranians.  Read Article

The Historian – In history to embargo a country was seen as an act of war.

US economic decline forges new world order

AFP – The crisis is redrawing the world map of economic power as the influence of US consumer spending declines and major emerging markets like China and India take the lead, finance chiefs said. “One of the legacies of this crisis may be a recognition of changed economic power relations,” World Bank president Robert Zoellick said Friday in Istanbul ahead of annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Read Article

The Historian – There’s that “New World Order” phrase again. To find out what the significance of that is, read our New World Order news archive

Israel names Russians helping Iran build nuclear bomb

The Times – Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has handed the Kremlin a list of Russian scientists believed by the Israelis to be helping Iran to develop a nuclear warhead. He is said to have delivered the list during a mysterious visit to Moscow.  Read Article

Swine flu vaccine arriving, but don’t line up yet …or at all.

AP - And we’re off: Swine flu vaccinations begin Monday with squirts in the noses scheduled for some doctors, nurses and other health workers in Indiana and Tennessee, a first step in a hugely ambitious campaign to try to inoculate over half the population in a few months. But don’t start bugging your doctor about an appointment just yet. This week’s initial shipments to states are so small that, with a few exceptions for children, most states are reserving them for health workers so they’ll stay healthy enough to care for the flu-stricken and vaccinate others. Read Article

The Biochemist – Always remember, it YOUR choice what goes into your body, and (to a large extent) the bodies of your dependents. If you have your doubts – and who could blame you, if you do – don’t have it. For those that don’t know: Read our extensive Flu Archive and last weeks Opinion Editorial (published dated 4th October, 2009)and make an informed choice.

Vaccine Is On Its Way, But Public Still Wary

Washington Post – Billions of tax dollars have been paid to giant pharmaceutical companies. Millions of doses of vaccine are on their way to huge warehouses across the country. Thousands of health workers are poised to start injecting into arms and squirting up noses. The question is: When the swine flu vaccine finally arrives this week, will Americans line up to get it? Read article

The Biochemist – I think that if the gov’ts of the world had actually noticed that WHO had changed their definition of Pandemic – thus putting a whole new, less alarming perspective on the whole thing – then they may have reacted with more caution and perhaps they would have spent less. I’d also like to know where are the (ye holy) stats for children.

Australian oil spill nearing shores of Timor

Jakata Post – Huge volumes of what is thought to be crude oil, discharged from the Montara well head platform in Australian waters is currently approaching East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), especially Rote Island and the southern part of Timor Island.  The West Timor Care Foundation director Ferdi Tanoni told a news conference in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, on Saturday that based on available information, the position of the oil spill, carried by the waves, was less than 51 nautical miles from Rote Island at the end of September.  “I believe the oil slick is getting nearer because the wind is blowing eastward and it is heading west so an estimated 500,000 liters of crude oil are likely getting closer to Rote and Timor islands,” said Tanoni.  Read Article

News Summary for 2009-10-06

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Eight U.S, two Afghan soldiers killed in east Afghan battle

Reuters – U.S. forces in Afghanistan suffered their worst losses in more than a year when fighters stormed remote outposts near the Pakistan border, cutting off contact with police, authorities said on Sunday. NATO said eight Americans and at least two Afghan soldiers died.  Read Article

The Historian – Note we have changed the title from the original as it is our view that the lives of the Afghanis should be just as valued as those of the American’s who died in this senseless war without end