Friday, June 25, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 6/25/2010

LastDayWatchers your binoculars should show you the depths to the magnification of God curse on the Forward Actions of Obama

Bodies found beheaded in southern Afghanistan

"Three American troops were reported killed and the bodies of 11 men, some beheaded, were found Friday in rising violence across Afghanistan"

"Their deaths brought to 83 the number of international service members killed so far in June, which is already the deadliest month of the nearly 9-year-old war. At least 49 were Americans"

"General Kayani and Pakistan’s spy chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha, shuttle between Islamabad and Kabul, telling Mr. Karzai that they agree with his assessment that the United States cannot win in Afghanistan"

"And that a postwar Afghanistan should incorporate the Haqqani network, a longtime Pakistani asset. In a sign of the shift in momentum, the two Pakistani officials were next scheduled to visit Kabul on Monday"

"Pakistan is presenting itself as the new viable partner for Afghanistan to President Hamid Karzai, who has soured on the Americans. Pakistani officials say they can deliver the network of Sirajuddin Haqqani, an ally of Al Qaeda who runs a major part of the insurgency in Afghanistan, into a power-sharing arrangement"

Notice also in your lens the "coincidence" of the Iran sanction vote passed by the U.S. Congress, was made on the same day Russia President Dmitry Medvedev was in town to visit with President Obama

Congress OKs sanctions on Iran's energy, banks

"The House of Representatives passed the bill 408-8 and sent it to President Barack Obama for signing into law. The Senate had approved it 99-0 earlier in the day"

Presidents Obama and Medvedev bond at Ray's Hell Burger

"In a joint statement, they identified Sept. 30 as the deadline for settling the remaining issues blocking Russia's entry. "Our governments will therefore both undertake the most vigorous possible efforts in the coming months -- bilaterally and with other members of the WTO -- to build and sustain the momentum towards completing the remaining steps in this process," it said. The leaders said Washington had pledged Moscow "its full support and best advice in the WTO accession process"

That was the U.S. way of saying to Russia shut the fuck up about the Iran sanctions (Can anybody say a Biden visit moment?), Nevertheless the effect of the pyrrhic victory prevails!

"The legislation only allows the president to waive the new sanctions on companies from "cooperating" countries on a case-by-case basis, for 12 months.

"But even this waiver was too lenient for some House Republicans, who worried Obama will use it"

"The many companies from China and elsewhere, rapidly building Iran's energy facilities today, will be surely exempted from these sanctions," said Representative Ed Royce. He said he would nonetheless vote for the bill"

"Russia and China, which have strong economic ties with Tehran and have at times resisted sanctions, supported recent U.N. sanctions. But they fought U.S. efforts to approve tougher measures"

Iran sanctions must not hit Russian business

"Russia's cooperation with Europe in the Iranian nuclear standoff could be curbed if unilateral EU sanctions on Tehran hit Russian companies, a top envoy said Friday"

"We do not support them. We think they are totally wrong in substance and in tactics," Chizhov told reporters in Brussels.

"The sanctions contained in (UN Security Council) Resolution 1929 are clever sanctions, the follow-on measures by the European Union are not," he said.

"If you want to dissuade Iran from pursuing a nuclear programme ... then why the hell are you banning the supply of equipment for the oil and gas industry?"

"Russian President Dmitry Medvedev also criticised the US and EU sanctions"

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