Tony Blair On Iraq: I’d Do It Again!


Ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair stood by his rash and immoral decision to help the United States invade Iraq as was stated during his six hour  inquiry about the Iraq war where he showed no regret for his actions but misguided reasoning. He maintained that with the removal of ‘monster’ Saddam Hussein, Iraq and the world was made a safer and better place and if he had had the chance, he would do it again.

The obstinate attitude of the former British Prime Minister did not comfort those who survived the service people who died in Iraq. Instead, they were left with scrambling rhetoric describing how, “The decision I took – and frankly would take again – was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction we should stop him” and “This isn’t about a lie or a conspiracy or a deceit or a deception, it’s a decision. And the decision I had to take was, given Saddam’s history, given his use of chemical weapons, given the over one million people whose deaths he had caused, given 10 years of breaking UN resolutions, could we take the risk of this man reconstituting his weapons programmes or is that a risk that it would be irresponsible to take?” and “things obviously look quite different” referring to the failure of uncovering the fictional WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction).

Mr Blair was called a ”liar” and a “murderer” by two women while being booed by some of those in attendance as he made closing remarks before the families of the service personnel who died and certain members of the public.

“It was better to deal with this threat, to remove him from office and I do genuinely believe the world is a safer place as a result.”

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Analysis Of State Of Union Address: Obama Wins Back The People

It is hoped that what President Obama expressed in his speech will come to fruition in the near future but to bring about the kind of change he indicated will take time.

Thus, only time will tell.

In the meantime, patience is a virtue?

Canadian Member Of Parliament Sings Pants On The Ground

Oh the things that happen inside New Brunswick Legislature. Last Friday, politician T.J. Burke used a festive and illustrative metaphor for how a member of the opposition had been caught with his “pants on the ground” by breaking out into “General” Larry Platt’s little ditty.

To watch the hilarity in action, no one would blame you for revelling in this epic political moment.

Never Thought To See All Three Of THEM Together

The Associated Press released this a few short hours ago. All the Presidents! together!

Today, George Dubyah Bush joined Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in the Rose Garden to support the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

President Obama said, “These two leaders send an unmistakable message to the people of Haiti and the world.  In a moment of need, the United States stands united.”

Do help the people of Haiti. You can make donations almost anywhere. If you saw the Lady Gaga interview and you know you love her. Donate by buying merchandise or going to her upcoming Monster Ball concert or go to Costco.

Who doesn’t love Costo?

Exiled Haitian Ruler Donates $8 million To Haiti


Jean-Claude Duvalier nicknamed Bébé Doc or Baby Doc fled to France in 1986 after his government was overthrown but in light of the tragic earthquake that hit his homeland, he has re-emerged with a message and $8 million to send to the Haitian relief effort. He is pleading with the Swiss authorities to allow him to send the money because he no longer has control of it.

In any case, his message, which he was too shaken and emotional to deliver by phone to the Haitian people was sent in a written 438 word statement in French to them.

Dear compatriots,

It is with great horror and a profound emotion, but also with a very great concern, that I have monitored the murderous and devastating consequences of the terrible earthquake that has so piteously struck our country.

In these hours of great national distress, my thoughts go out to the wounded, the victims, particularly the children and the youth, and their families and loved ones.

In this moment of pain and of mourning, I must assure you of my absolute solidarity, and I address to families so cruelly tested, my sincere condolences and my deepest sympathies.I also address my gratitude to all of the mobilized rescue teams for the remarkable work that they accomplish in extremely difficult conditions.

I would like to express my sincere thanks and encourage the tremendous wave of solidarity that all Haitians around the world are showing, and of which the international community is associating itself fully. This community should rest assured of my deep gratitude.

Faced yet again with this heavy and appalling toll inflicted on the people and the land of Haiti, the entire nation must mobilize to overcome these woes.

In spite of the gravity of the situation, I wish to tell you of my hope and my conviction that Haiti will once again find its way, thanks to an exceptional mobilization of the life forces of our country [and] with the assistance of the international community, the path toward a true reconstruction.

Haitian People, I know your extraordinary courage, selflessness, and the sacrifices that you are all capable of to save our country. The painful moments that we live are calling out to a sense of national sacrifice. In these particularly dramatic circumstances for our country, I must express all of my solidarity and my support.

I officially ask Swiss authorities to immediately transfer the entirety of the assets of the Foundation in the name of my late Mother Simone Ovide Duvalier ($8 million) to the American Red Cross with an eye toward bringing emergency assistance, primarily to the populations of the cities of Léogane—the birthplace of my late mother, Carrefour—the birthplace of my late father, and Port-au-Prince, where I was born, as well as Gressier, Pétion-Ville, Jacmel, les Cayes, Petit Goave, Grand Goave…

I have immediately taken measures so that an initial emergency aid of scope reaches Port-au-Prince as soon as possible, and a considerable benevolent network is mobilized to help the population in distress.

To the destitute families, to the homeless, to the affected areas, to the children and the youth, I send a broad message of fraternity (brotherhood) and of solidarity amid this very cruel test.

God save Haiti!

Until next time.

Jean-Claude Duvalier.

Paris, January 15, 2010.

Yes We Can Obama Musical In Germany!


It is not the first time President Obama has been the inspired subject of a musical play. Last year, “Obama On My Mind” in London and “Obama: The Musical” in Nairobi, Kenya premiered. Barack Obama can now add a third musical creation to his tribute entitled “Hope — the Obama Musical Story” premiering this weekend in Germany. It starts 20 years ago when he was a community organizer and leads all the way to his presidency, concentrating mostly on his electoral campaign. Songs with quotes of politicians’ blundered speeches during the U.S presidential campaign of 2008 will be sung along with John McCain and Sarah Palin. There will even be duets with Hillary Clinton and love songs from Obama to wife Michelle.

How sweet!

The piece is set in Obama’s hometown of Chicago and meant to show “the great, collective emotion” there was for change for a better life”.

The 30 performers involved are ”rehearsing 12 hours a day” to perfect their kicks, Jimmie Wilson who plays Obama enthused.

Audience members can even get involved with the mini drums they will have built in their chairs. To attend the blessed event, you can buy tickets for the premiere online and only the premiere since it is being used as an ‘interest’ indicator.

The tickets range from euro40 to euro149 ($58 and $215).

Would you see a musical rendition of Yes We Can?

Sarah Palin’s Debut On Fox


What do you think about Fox’s newest addition?

Clinton ”We Have To Save Lives”


Sad sad

Bill Clinton lends his voice to encourage the world to help Haiti. This is part of the 10pm interview set to air tonight.

Thousands Dead In Haiti Earthquake



A massive earthquake measuring a 7.0 magnitude hit Haiti destroying a great deal of the capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, January 12th. It is being called “le seisme devastateur” by Creole and French internet news updates. A trail of bodies line the streets with incalculable others still trapped beneath the rubble as thousands of structures and buildings including the Haitian official jail, National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters collapsed in the wake of the disastrous quake.

The collapse of the jail aided prisoners to escape while the rest of the Haitian populous inquired and reported the losses of family members on Radio Verite, a Haitian interest radio station.

Hugues Sanon, the DJ said,”People are calling, crying, I cannot cry myself. But in my heart, I’m crying. When you have someone saying ‘my father died, my sister died…’ You try to be strong.” The DJ himself is unaware if his 3-year-old son survived as he was in an area where the earthquake struck.

Community leaders have spoken on the radio station providing new information while the station attempts to unify the Haitian Community with announcements of meetings such as the one, David Romelus of Unity for Development has planned for 8 pm, at the Haitian community center on Madison Avenue in Elizabeth tonight.

President Obama has indicated the full support of the United States Government will be used to deliver humanitarian relief in terms of food, medicine and water while they help remove those trapped in the buildings.

For those who want more information about how to help go to http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/HaitiEarthquake

Also for those ”Americans trying to locate family members in Haiti [they] are encouraged to contact the State Department at (888) 407-4747.”

So tragic.

Lost Recording Of Nazis Recounting Discovering Hitler’s Body Found

Otto Guensche, an SS officer, Heinz Linge, a valet and Martin Bormann, Hitler’s secretary were the first to discover the cadavers of Hitler and Eva Braun, his wife and were recorded giving testimony to this in a Berchtesgaden courtroom in Bavaria on October 25 1956. Their account of the incident was hidden in the Munich public records office and was recovered by Spiegel for the narrative to be heard by scholars and historians.

Guensche and Linge say that they had heard the gun shots that killed the dictator on April 30 1945.
Linge who died in 1980 said, “When I entered to my left I saw Hitler on the sofa, Hitler had his head bent forward somewhat and I could see a bullethole approximately the size of a penny on the right side of the temple.” Guensche, who died three years after Linge was not as forthcoming about Hitler’s demise stating, “Hitler sat on the arm of the sofa with his head hanging down on the right shoulder which was itself hanging limp over the back of the sofa. On the right side was the bullethole.”

Afterwards they aided in removing the bodies around 3:30 pm, cremating them in a ‘devastated garden of the Reich Chancellery’.

Due to the recording being lost and both men being captured by the Soviets following the fall of Berlin, it allowed Josef Stalin the Russian leader at the time to perpetuate the myth that Hitler might have escaped and been on the run.

In the court’s conclusion, they formally declared ‘the former leader of Nazi Germany dead so that his fortune and rights to his book “Mein Kampf” could be seized by the state government.’

We have never known exactly how he died except that he had been found with his wife but this recording might find some comfort for those who lost people during the war.

Sarkozy To Open ‘Spy School’

It seems that not a lot of work is getting done as rival intelligence chiefs can’t seem to stop spying on or fighting with each other, something they are accused of doing as much as fighting the enemies of France. President Nicolas Sarkozy in reponse has opted to create a spy school to hopefully stop French intelligence chiefs from behaving like children fighting.

President Sarkozy deeply desires to unify the French “intelligence community” and thinks the US National Security Council is a fine example. The French Security Council will be called Conseil de défense et de sécurité nationale (CDSN) with President Sarkozy as the head.

The school o’ espionage or “staff academy” will be exclusive to senior spy chiefs from 6 different intelligence and security agencies and is rumoured to be headed by a woman with no previous espionage experience. To ensure that all persons involved cooperate with one another, the school has also enlisted a 60-year-old national intelligence coordinator as the school is intended to meld and encourage “a single culture and esprit de corps” and bring forth a spirit of community. How will the 60-year-old esprit de corps anyone!

Unfortunately, James Bond tricks and toxic baguettes will not be taught.

In any case, we had heard about the French disliking other French natives depending on which region they were born in but this sounds comical and dangerous. Say the one intelligence coordinator who is 60 we might add, can’t control the hate between the rival organizations, what then? Sarkozy said that some political problems in his campaigns were rooted from companies fighting.

We guess it’s good that the new espionage academy is set to open in six months.

Wonder if there’s a spy school in the Great White North!

Google To Pull Out Of China?


Our favourite Internet search provider of all is now thinking of withdrawing out of China due to highly sophisticated computer attacks targeting their Google mail in mid-December. David Drummond, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer for Google says that someone was attempting to steal intellectual property from Google and other large corporations. It also appeared that the targets of the Gmail attacks were Chinese human rights activists.

As part of ”[Google’s] investigation, [they] have discovered that the accounts of dozens of U.S.-, China- and Europe-based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties.”

Uh oh.

Bad Bad Chinese computer geniuses!

Drummond continues, ”We launched Google.cn in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for people in China and a more open Internet outweighed our discomfort in agreeing to censor some results. At the time we made clear that “we will carefully monitor conditions in China, including new laws and other restrictions on our services. If we determine that we are unable to achieve the objectives outlined we will not hesitate to reconsider our approach to China.”

These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.”

Reminds you of Brad Pitt and his being banned from China for playing in Seven Years In Tibet, doesn’t it? We do not think China will look favourably upon free speech and if whoever it is, is targeting human rights activists, the activists could be in more danger than ever.

We hope rather than know that basic freedom speech will be accessed in China someday but we think Google execs are doing a good job at making it clear what they want to enforce.

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