Monday, April 5, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 4/05/2010

 focus your LOUPE on the 4 angles of the Karzi news in will be very reveling!

Afghanistan: Why Karzai Is Pushing Back Against the U.S.

"The premise of the U.S. policy, after all — just like that of the Pakistanis, Karzai, the Taliban and every other player in the game — is that sooner or later, the Americans will leave. And it's that reality, now more than ever, that is shaping everyone's game." +M^

Afghanistan war: NATO under fire over civilian casualties, Karzai criticism

"On Monday, he canceled a planned trip to a frontline NATO base nearby – a move that would hurt morale among local government workers and residents, US officials said.

IN PICTURES: Behind the veil

“Simply by not showing up today was a victory for the Taliban,” said a frustrated senior US official. “All he had to do was pick up the phone and say, ‘I’m sorry’ and the Afghans will forgive him, he’s good to go, he’s a hero still. Otherwise they will keep a grudge for years and years and years.”

Buildings had been decorated with fresh flowers and portraits of the president.

Karzai lashes out

Before the trip south, Karzai had issued several criticisms of the international community’s role in Afghanistan. According to The New York Times, during a meeting with lawmakers in Kabul on Saturday, he reportedly warned that if foreign powers continued pressuring him, “I swear that I am going to join the Taliban.”

Karzai, White House escalate war of words

"Karzai's continued defense of his anti-Western remarks could signal that he is pursuing a deliberate new policy of distancing himself from his Western backers, rather than simply having expressed frustration in a one-off outburst last week."

Afghanistan leader's remarks stir more unease

"On Saturday, the Afghan leader told members of parliament that Western meddling in Afghan political affairs was helping the Taliban movement, because it fueled a public perception here that the insurgency is a legitimate struggle against foreign occupation."

Reveling twist in the so-called isolation of Iran

U.S. fears Iran could use powerboat as a weapon

"Despite the Obama administration's efforts to stop it from falling into the hands of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the Bradstone Challenger -- a high-performance powerboat built with support from a U.S. defense contractor -- is believed to be under Iranian ownership."

Iran gets fast sporting powerboat for arming with Russian torpedoes

"Tehran outwitted the world in the case of Bladerunner 51 and runs rings around the world powers and the last three rounds of international sanctions."

Understanding the paradigm shift Iran shows who is in charge of the nuclear talks!

Iran says still ready to negotiate nuclear swap

"Iran is still ready to negotiate a solution to its nuclear stand-off with the West, but only on the condition that foreign powers agree to a fuel swap on Iranian territory, the foreign ministry said on Monday."

The paradigm shift is evidence by the continued failure that will bring about the fulfillment of God promise "You shall attack one way but flee 7 ways"

Taliban claims Peshawar attack

"The assault was just one of a series of attacks to hit the volatile region on Monday.

As many as 44 people were killed in a blast at a rally in Lower Dir district, while the Peshawar attack - which occurred just hours later - claimed at least six lives.

More than 100 people were wounded in the day's attacks.

"Americans are our enemies," Azam Tariq, a Taliban spokesman, said. "We carried out the attack on their consulate in Peshawar. We plan more such attacks."

As God Curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations continues

Police say Shiite family of 6 gunned down in Iraq

" A Shiite couple and four of their children were gunned down in their home outside Baghdad on Monday, the latest in a string of attacks that have killed some 70 people since Friday, police said."

And part of that curse as you LastDayWatchers know by reason of the revelation in the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers is that of the economy

BlackRock warns on banks’ distressed mortgages

"BlackRock, a leading US bond investor, says banks will have to take their share of losses on distressed mortgages before it resumes large-scale purchases of new “private-label” mortgage bonds, which are sold without government backing."+mv

Recommended reading

Why Anbar voted for Allawi

"Despite Iraqiyya's encouraging plurality for the "aman and almani" viewpoint, Sunni organizational deficiency does not bode well for the community's future."+m^

Late Addiction 

Collateral Murder

"The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded."