Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 5/31/2011

LastDayWatchers more results to the so-called "winning heart & minds" as

Powerful explosion rocks Kabul

"An explosion in the Afghan capital has killed one civilian and wounded several others amid deteriorating security situation in the country.


It happened in a market in a residential neighborhood of Kabul on Tuesday


Violence in Afghanistan is on the rise as militants ramped up their long-expected spring offensive."

2 Aussie soldiers killed in Afghanistan

"Two more Australian soldiers have been killed in separate incidents in war-weary Afghanistan, Australia's Defense Department says.


A total of 214 US-led troops have been killed in the war-torn country so far this year, according to a tally compiled by the independent website icasualties.org.


roop commanders have warned of another tough period ahead after Afghan militants announced the beginning of their spring offensive at the end of last month. "

Explosion Kills Afghan Police in Baghlan

"One Afghan police soldier was killed in an explosion in the town of Pul-e-Khumri in northern Baghlan province on Tuesday, officials said.


Taliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks in different parts of Afghanistan as the country is approaching the first phase of security transition scheduled to begin in July this year."

The evidence to the "deliberate attempt to get you to look past the horror of the truth" for the economy will not work because of the Foot

A double-dip in home prices, pessimistic consumers and a slowdown in regional manufacturing raised concerns on Tuesday that the economy's soft patch could become protracted

"The question is, 'Is the softer data we're seeing transitory, or is it likely to persist throughout the remainder of 2011?"


The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 1.8 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year.


and these fresh signs suggest the recovery is still struggling to gain momentum.


A drop in a gauge of business activity in the Midwest added to other regional reports that have pointed to slower growth in manufacturing this month amid supply chain disruptions from the major earthquake in Japan in March.


The consumer also appears to be struggling, with data last week showing consumer spending was crimped by high gasoline prices in April. "

"The much larger than initially expected economic and fiscal costs of the March 11 earthquake are magnifying the adverse effects imparted by the global financial crisis from which Japan's economy has not completely recovered."

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