Washington Pressurizes Seoul to Slash Down Iranian Oil Imports
A U.S. delegation led by U.S. State Department’s special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, Robert Einhorn is pressurizing South Korea to slash down Iranian oil imports justifying Washington’s intentions of tightening the noose around Iran’s nuclear program. However, Seoul who depends upon U.S. for its security warned that slashing Iranian oil imports would lead to an increase in oil prices in addition to difficulty in finding replacement for crude supplies.Ghana Life: Meeting Ghana’s Rulers
One big advantage of living and working in a small country is the greater opportunity provided to meet prominent people, even prime ministers, military dictators and heads of state. During twenty six years in Ghana I was able to meet several of the prominent individuals who held power throughout the period 1971 to 1997. When I first arrived in Ghana on 3 February 1971, Mr E Akuffo-Addo was President but the person in charge of government was the Prime Minister Dr K A Busia. Over the next eleven years there were five changes of regime until the ‘second coming’ of Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings on 31 December 1981 heralded a period of 19 years and seven days of unbroken rule.One Percent Against One Percent, Why This Apathy?
I met Michael in Washington and Aaron in London. Both are active members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. They sleep in tents outside and it is cold these days. They have the courage to persevere in their cause to protest against the things that are wrong in our society… but where is the rest of the 99% now?Iranian Dissidents Can’t Count on the UN
Last year, the crisis of the 3,300 Iranian dissidents who have made a home at Camp Ashraf in Iraq for decades exploded when Iraqi militants massacred 47 of them in two separate, brutal attacks. Those killings, the product of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s cozy relationship with the terrorist regime in Tehran, appear to have just been a warmup to Iraq’s latest plans for the dissidents. The dissidents, who are protected persons under international law and whom the U.S. has abandoned, in spite of its longstanding legal and moral commitment to protect them, have a short time to achieve refugee status through the United Nations. But so far Maliki has blocked the efforts of the UN and the UN is not pushing to remove Iraq’s obstructions. The Iranian dissidents in Ashraf and inside Iran are waiting to see the truth of these words as much as they are waiting to see the UN to respond to the Ashraf crisis with speed and conviction.“The Nazi Ghettos” Exhibition in Rome for Holocaust Memorial Day
Established ten years ago, Memorial Day is celebrated on January 27 because on this day the Allied Forces liberated Auschwitz from the Germans. Beyond that gate, as well as the inscription “Arbeit macht frei” (Work makes you free), appeared hell.