Colombia’s government news source, El Tiempo, was caught pulling an okie doke with some of the photos they claimed came from the FARC camp computer. Seems the photos were actually taken by Colombian intelligence. Same ‘ole same ‘ole.
Check out what BoRev has to say on this tidbit.
Moving on ….
The Colombian government is now claiming that it believes FARC leader Marulanda died in March, so says their "different military intelligence means." It claims this would be a serious "blow" of some sort. But… in the event that the 80yr old isn’t really dead, the Colombian government would like for FARC to show him as proof.
So … hmmm. Free any hostages? Did the price of cocaine go up yet?
And that psychotic government wonders why each time they open their mouth, the people go WTF!?
*Update: There’s more uplifting news as we speak: Look here.
Hey looks like some new members were voted in. Congrats to Argentina, Chile, Brasil, Pakistan, S Korea, Burkina Faso, Japan, Bahrain, Gabon, Ghana, and Zambia.
The Human Rights Council takes the place of the discredited Human Rights Commission.
“This is solid evidence of the growing world community recognition of the human rights policy implemented in Argentina and commitment from the Argentine government to this cause”, said Argentine ambassador in UN Jorge Arguello."
The US was booted out of the old Commission and now refuses to join the new Council because it did not approve of its creation.
Guy is on his way to meet with the military ruler in Myanmar (Burma) to see if he might be able to talk him into more aid. Of course, plenty of aid is being dropped in but the hardest hit and most remote regions are still unreachable by aid workers. So far the expected total of missing and or dead is guesstimated to be 134,000 people.
I really don’t think he’ll be able to convince them to allow aid from US warships. Something I find weird being reported by all news outfits is this line:
"The New Light of Myanmar newspaper, a mouthpiece for the junta, said accepting military-linked assistance "comes with strings attached" that are "not acceptable to the people of Myanmar." It hinted at fears of a U.S. invasion aimed at grabbing the country’s oil reserves."
Oh gawd! Is anyone surprised by the latest gobblygook from the US elected trash whose foul smell nauseates the very demons of hell?
"Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals," said Mr Bush in his speech.
"We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is - the false comfort of appeasement."
Asshole!! Oy vey!
Congress is now upset:
"Supply and demand are in balance today," al-Naimi told a news conference, bristling at criticism from the U.S. Congress. "How much does Saudi Arabia need to do to satisfy people who are questioning our oil practices and policies?"
Early this week, Senate Democrats introduced a resolution to block $1.4 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia unless Riyadh agreed to increase its oil production by 1 million barrels per day.
Weighing in with extreme agitprop is none other than America’s own former first hag:
Said Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I think it’s very important that we do something more dramatic than going to have tea with the Saudis."
What would that be? You wish to force nations to do your consumptive bidding?