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23 November 2007
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H1 The Economist The Middle East summit Mr Palestine George Bush is the only man who can bring an independent Palestine closer

The Annapolis summit Cinderella at Annapolis Muddled expectations and mismanaged diplomacy may mean that the Annapolis peace summit achieves far less than its backers once hoped

Financial Times COMMENT: The west must resist Putin's claim on the old Soviet space The president’s strategy is clear: to push the west out of Russia’s near-abroad. The tactics are equally transparent. Russia cannot reclaim the Soviet empire but it can, in Mr Putin’s mind, re-establish informal hegemony, writes Philip Stephens

COMMENT: America holds the key to Middle East peace The greatest hope lies in US patriotism and the extent to which the establishment takes the Islamist threat seriously, writes Anatol Lieven

COMMENT: Where the dollar's decline is taking the world Foreign policies have hit currency, says David Hale

Arab states confront conference dilemma Having so feverishly argued for US engagement, leading Arab states are loath to appear unsupportive of the Annapolis talks, which many feel are too little too late

Ha’aretz Report: Syria decided not to attend Mideast peace conference

Editorial Don't knock AnnapolisIsrael?s clear and urgent interest is to accept and indeed to encourage international assistance at all levels, including the presence on the ground of policing and training forces, that can contribute to the establishment of a Palestinian state and help it stand on its own two feet

Guardian We fret over Europe, but the real threat to sovereignty has long been the US Linda Colley: Britain's biggest foreign influence is the one politicians don't dare debate: not immigration, not Brussels, but America

Annapolis, as seen from Gaza

Laila El-Haddad: If history has taught the people of Gaza anything, it's that they never have much of a say in their destiny

The great divide Anita Inder Singh The near-certainty of an independent Kosovo raises the prospect of partition, but can it be divided amicably?

Washington Post On Iraq, a State of DenialBy Charles Krauthammer The war in Iraq has taken a turn for the better, but don't try to tell that to Nancy Pelosi.

Lebanon Enters a New Crisis

As term of current president nears end, factions seem unlikely to reach consensus on replacement

Plan Increases Role of G.I.’s in Iraq Training Commanders hope to shift more of the security burden in Iraq to the Iraqis without giving up gains U.S. troops have made, officials said.

Editorial Digging in Deeper in Pakistan Before plunging American forces deep into Pakistan’s borderlands, Washington needs to deal with the political crisis threatening that country’s very core.

Asked for his “core moral principles, the ones you would not violate,” Henry Kissinger was “not prepared to share that yet”... “Henry Kissinger’s realpolitik, with its moral relativism and easy acceptance of American limits, is often contrasted with the neocon evangelism that took off after the attacks of 9/11. Kissinger had long served as a foil for the New Right. The secretary of state ‘sounds like Churchill’ but ‘acts like Chamberlain’, Norman Podhoretz wrote in 1976. “ more»

Washington Times Talking to ourselves on China

Talking about an imaginary world of cooperation between the United States and China is not an effective substitute for acting in the real world of strategic rivalry

From Foreign Policy, here are five reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving: From Baghdad to Islamabad, doom and gloom dominate today’s headlines — and yet, a peek beneath the daily drumbeat reveals a world that may never have been better.

The Economist Iran They think they have right on their side Why the Iranians see themselves in a very different light

McClatchy Maliki's public feud with Sunni official highlights Iraq's divisions The sniping is incessant, the skirmishes bruising. For months, the verbal warfare between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite Muslim, and his Sunni vice-president, Tariq al-Hashemi, has been escalating.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: By pumping up the Lebanese crisis to explosion level, Tehran and Damascus steal Middle East interest away from Annapolis conference

The Times Annapolis peace talks raise hopes for Middle East

No one had been sure that a meeting to attempt to restart the Middle East peace process would actually happen Bronwen Maddox

The dollar's in decline. Great news!

Critics think it's in a crisis, but in reality America is in decent health

Gerard Baker

Lebanon stares into the abyss

Beirut centre to be sealed off as MPs gather to elect a new president in an attempt to prevent Lebanon from plunging into chaos

Al Awsat Iran: Hope is No Substitute for Policy : Amir Taheri

Time Peak Possibilities ( Signs abound that oil production may be topping out. Is this the end of the world as we know it?

Is World Oil Production Peaking? Earth Policy Institute

Time Peak Possibilities ( Signs abound that oil production may be topping out. Is this the end of the world as we know it?

With Iraq Improving, Will Neocons Return? - Victor Davis Hanson, RCP

endgame for iraqi oil? Middle East Online

Helena Cobban Annapolis guessing game, prospects

Jerusalem Post Analysis: Does Syria want peace? Syria, not Iran, has provided the most important support for Hizbullah's terrorism.

Independent Identity theft: Millions warned of dangers of social networking sites

One of the mysteries of the universe is that it speaks the language of mathematics – in exactly 248 dimensions?... more»

Time What Makes Us Moral Morality and empathy are writ deep in our genes. Alas, so are savagery and bloodlust. Science is now learning what makes us both noble and terrible--and perhaps what can make us better

H2

Turkey now a major player in the Mideast, says Morton Abramowitz

Türkiye, bir asır sonra Ortadoğu'da oyuncu oldu

FT Q&A: Iraq, Turkey and military force

OP-ED: Turkey's foreign policy tug of war - METimes.com By GüRCAN KOçAN and JASON J. NASH

FT.com / Reports / Turkey Download a click and carry PDF of this special report - -"

CSIS: Turkish leaders pondering ‘Eurasian option’

Russia: Convergences and fractures in Russian-Turkish relations
Equilibri.net

officials: turk incursion into iraq unlikely
DefenseNews.com by umit enginsoy and burak ege bekdil

A sudden rush of awareness on Kurdish rights - Turquie Européenne - t

Google News KurdishMedia Kurdish Kurdish Aspect BBC Monitoring

Avrupa Konseyi, yerel yönetimlerde Kürtçe'ye izin istedi

Terör örgütü değil, siyasi organizasyon!

İsrafil Kumbasar 'Sınır içi' psikolojik operasyonda Cemil Bayık'a biçilen rol

PKK, KDP'yi kızdırdı

Terörist çiftin kanlı planı

Suikast timi ölüm listesiyle yakalandı

Kurtulan ile Bayındır birlikte gidip gelmiş

PKK nasıl bitirilecek?

Why is the AKP reasonable on Kurds? - Turkish Daily News Nov 22, 2007 Mustafa AKYOL

Şu DTP'nin inadı Murat Belge

İzmir'de PKK'ya yönelik operasyon: 9 gözaltı

2. PKK’lı Pakize asker avında

Iraq: Status of Kirkuk
UNPO –

Davada ilk inceleme bugün

Gov’t reform envisages including X, Q, W in Turkish alphabets

GAP'a 8 milyar dolar kredi için Avrupa bankaları sırada

Irak'ta altı Türk terörist 'çatışıyor'

PKK'nın dağ ve şehir bağlantısı kesildi

Iraqi Kurdish Press Highlights 22 Nov 07

Syrian President, Turkish PM Discuss Annapolis Over Phone

'Kürdistan' sözüne 10 ay ceza

Rebel Kurds Defy Turks, US - Newser

Aidatlar yetmedi, DTP mali krizde

'İttifakla' kınamaya DTP'li sessiz kaldı

DTP'li Yıldız'dan yeni tanım

[Yorum - Alev Alatlı] Ben bir Kürt aydını olsaydım...

DTP, PKK'yla arasına mesafe koymalı

3 bin kişi silahını bıraksa projeniz yok

Türkler bizim kardeşimizdir

Kuzey Irak’a giden DTP’li üç vekilin fezlekesi tamam

İsrail Türkiye sınırında Suriye radarını vurdu

Liel Hamas ile El Fetih çatıştığı sürece Annapolis savaş konferansı olur

Başbakan Erdoğan Ahmedinejad ile görüştü

İsrail Lobisi
Efsane mi gerçek mi? Amerikan dış politikasını ne kadar etkiliyor?

İsrail savaş uçakları, Türkiye sınırındaki Suriye radarını vurmuş

Özdemir İnce Mersin’de Türkiye Suriye ortaklık konseyi

Yalçın Bayer AKP iktidarının ricatı

USA Today: ‘Tango için üç kişi lazım’

PKK’yı tasfiye için ön koşul Barzani

Google News Greece Cyprus Turkish Cypriot Press ABHaber

Fransa da kaybediyor Murat Yetkin

Ferai Tınç İtalyan bakanlarda on yılda büyük değişim

Nagehan Alçı Kuzey Kıbrıs Kumar Cumhuriyeti (KKKC)

Turkish reservations about EU relations Orhan KİLERCİOĞLU

Rauf Denktaş Görüşmelere hazırız

PKK'ya ortak kınama

Merkel'e mektup yazacak

Sami KOHEN Farklı bir D'Alema...

Courage? You need it Mr Karamanlis!
Barçin Yinanç

Italy backs Turkey’s self-defense right, urges EU to honor pledges

'Bilge olun'çağrısı

DerSpiegel A German Teen's Turkish Nightmare: EU Officials Criticize Teens Imprisonment

Güngör URAS Ordulular AB fonlarını bekliyor

Asia Europe Affairs : 80% of Screening reports for Turkey accession already sent to Council

Turkish Minister Says Turkey's Accession Will Turn EU into "Real Global Power"

Turkey Should Help Establish An Economic Union Of Turkic States, Vasillopulos

Turkish analyst advises Armenia to refrain from discussions of Genocide problem

Armenian-Turkish relations should be given publicity

Hearings on relations with Turkey to be held in Armenian parliament

Saakashvili: Turkey Plays Positive Role In Resolution Of Abkhazian Conflict

Subaya konuşma ve yazma yasağı
KAZIM ÖZOK

Emekli askerler RTÜK'e başvurdu

Polisin öldüren tekmesi

MÜMTAZ'ER TÜRKÖNE - Bediüzzaman Said Nursî

HÜSEYİN GÜLERCE - Kerpetenli adamları dinlemeyin

Yeni TRT Genel Müdürü
Haluk Şahin

Mehmet Barlas TRT’de iktidarla hem iyi geçinmek hem de teslim olmamak gerekiyor…

'Malatya davası'na Birleşmiş Milletler takibi

Üniversiteler için 5 bin araştırma görevlisi

Siyaset dışındakiler daha doğru iş yapmaz

5. İnternette sansür başlıyor. Soru-Analiz

Zaman 1 milyon baskıya ulaştı

Saakaşvili'den Gül'e: Ülkemdeki Türk üniversitesi ile gurur duyuyorum

Batılı aydınlar, Gülen'in fikirlerini konuşuyor

[Kürsü] Mü'min, zengin de olsa mütevazi olmalı

Nihai karar: Uzanlar Motorola'ya bir milyar dolar tazminat ödeyecek

What is going on in the Malatya massacre case?
Orhan Kemal Cengiz

23 Kasım 2007 Basın Özeti

H3 Terörle mücadele yenileniyor

Karayılan ve Bayık her an paketlenebilir

Üç bakan 'Karayılan'ı doğrulamadı

Pamukoğlu Terör bitti diye halkı kandırdılar

Cengiz Çandar Kürt sorunu, terör ve yol işaretleri

Serdar Akinan Kürdistan’ı kabul et... PKK bitsin!

Ruşen Çakır Baykal güvercin mi şahin mi?

PKK'nın son kozu Serhildan

Durmuş Hocaoğlu Büyük Manevra: ( I )

Güler Kömürcü PKK’ya karşılık ne verildi?

Şamil Tayyar Erdoğan ve Büyükanıt ne konuştular?

Nuh Yılmaz Yeni istihbarat sistemi krizi aştı

[NEWS ANALYSIS] Security concerns boost military expenditure

'Gönülleri Birleştirme Operasyonu'
Hasan Celal Güzel

Sebahattin Önkibar MİT Başkanından dehşet açıklama?

M. Ali BİRAND
Türkiye, PKK'nın rahatını bozdu...

Lagendijk 10 yıl önce saçmalıyorduk

Serdar Turgut ABD’nin kafası karışık

ERDAL ŞAFAK Kuzey Irak'a açılım

ALİ BAYRAMOĞLU

Önemli bir eşik atlanıyor…

İBRAHİM KARAGÜL PKK için yolun sonu: Sürprize hazır olmak!

KORAY DÜZGÖREN 'Silah bıraktırma' planı ve bölücü harfler!..

Mehmet Tezkan PKK’nın iki hedefi vardı..

Nasuhi Güngör PKK sonrası döneme hazır mıyız?

Asker de konuşur M.Ali Kışlalı

Irak'ta 'Türkmeneli Devleti'
Namık Kemal Zeybek

[Yorum - M. Şükrü Hanioğlu] Osmanlı çöküşü ve günümüz Kürt sorunu

Ali Bulaç Should Turkey annex Mosul?

Güneri CIVAOĞLU Rota ve rüzgâr

Metin MÜNİR Erdoğan'a şapkamı çıkarıyorum

PKK’ya karşı ÖKK

Taha AKYOL AKP'nin Alevi açılımı

Fikret BİLA DSP'nin önerisi sadece 'kürsü dokunulmazlığı'

Abbas GÜÇLÜ Çiçek: PKK'ya 300 milyar dolar harcandı

Derya SAZAK CHP ve Çözüm

CHP'li Öktem'e göre, mart ayındaki kongrede Baykal gidecek

Elif Çakır Irak-Kuzey Irak-Kürdistan

Ahmet Taşgetiren Zamanlama

Mehmet Metiner Gül'ün mesajları

Başörtüsü yasağında son söz siyasilerin!

Emine Hanım'a GATA'da türban engeli

CHP: AKP yargı için düğmeye bastı

İç Basında Türk Dış Politikası

Dış Basında Türkiye-AB İlişkileri -

Dış Basında Irak BBC Turkish 0700

VOA TSİ 06:30 Dış Basında Türkiye Turkish Press Review Google News Turkey Turquie Türkei TurcoPundit

Taha Kıvanç

Fehmi Koru ABD kalıcı mı, yoksa gidiyor mu?

YUSUF KAPLAN Türkiye'yi bölenler: Laik Kürtler ve laikçi Türkler

İlnur Çevik Turkey starts to exploit its strategic advantages

Ertuğrul Özkök Sorduğunuz soruya cevabım

Ahmet Hakan İki sofra arasındaki farklar

Cüneyt Ülsever

Enis Berberoğlu

Oktay Ekşi Ordu’daki Avrupa toplantısı

MUHARREM SARIKAYA D'Alema'yı değiştirenler

ERDAL ŞAFAK Kuzey Irak'a açılım

ERGUN BABAHAN

EMRE AKÖZ Hacettepeli hocalar yanılıyor

Umur Talu Pilin bittiği yer

HASAN BÜLENT KAHRAMAN

NAZLI ILICAK

MAHMUT ÖVÜR Ağar'dan Erdoğan'a 'düz ovada siyaset'

YAVUZ DONAT Çankaya gözlemleri

Bülent Keneş Overflowing Turkey

ABDURRAHMAN YILDIRIM Yenilerle borsanın talihi değişir mi?

Ercan Kumcu

Erdal Sağlam

Güven Sak Büyümedeki yavaşlama bütçeyi bozuyor

Hasan Ersel Teşvik vermek için kendine çekidüzen vermek gereki...

Hurşit GÜNEŞ Gelişmekte olan ülkeler artık daha sağlammış!

Kendimizi anlama kılavuzu!
Uğur Gürses

Eser Karakaş Kayıt dışılığın dev boyutları

H4 New York Times

Plan Increases Role of G.I.’s in Iraq Training Commanders hope to shift more of the security burden in Iraq to the Iraqis without giving up gains U.S. troops have made, officials said.

Editorial Digging in Deeper in Pakistan Before plunging American forces deep into Pakistan’s borderlands, Washington needs to deal with the political crisis threatening that country’s very core.

Eni of Italy Signs a Pipeline Deal With Gazprom

Editorial The Immigration Wilderness

America is waiting for a leader to show a little backbone and courage, and risk saying that the best answer on immigration is not the simplest one.

New Numbers on AIDS

Even with revised estimates, the AIDS epidemic remains one of the world’s greatest scourges, requiring a strong campaign to bring it under control.

PAUL KRUGMAN Banks Gone Wild The subprime crisis and the credit crunch are the result of our failure to effectively reform corporate governance after the last set of scandals

H5 Washington Post On Iraq, a State of DenialBy Charles Krauthammer The war in Iraq has taken a turn for the better, but don't try to tell that to Nancy Pelosi.

Needed: a Cease-Fire With Hamas, Now By Yossi Beilin

Editorial The 'Omnipresident's' Crucible France's Nicolas Sarkozy, stiffening his spine against street protests

Back to Baghdad Returnees Find a Capital Transformed Security Is Better, But Freedoms Are Tempered by Fear

Lebanon Enters a New Crisis

As term of current president nears end, factions seem unlikely to reach consensus on replacement

From Hopeful To Helpless At a Protest In Lebanon

10 U.S.-Backed Fighters Killed in Iraq

Cellphone Tracking Powers on Request

Secret Warrants Granted Without Probable Cause Federal officials are routinely asking courts to order cellphone companies to furnish real-time tracking data so they can pinpoint the whereabouts of drug traffickers, fugitives and other criminal suspects, according to judges and industry lawyers.

Tattered Dream Who'll Tackle the Issue Of Upward Mobility? By Eugene Robinson, Three new studies suggest the American Dream is nothing but false hope.

Stem Cells, the Right Way By Michael Gerson,

Science has demonstrated the power of morally responsible technology to serve the cause of human dignity instead of undermining it

H6 Guardian We fret over Europe, but the real threat to sovereignty has long been the US Linda Colley: Britain's biggest foreign influence is the one politicians don't dare debate: not immigration, not Brussels, but America

Annapolis, as seen from Gaza

Laila El-Haddad: If history has taught the people of Gaza anything, it's that they never have much of a say in their destiny

The great divide Anita Inder Singh The near-certainty of an independent Kosovo raises the prospect of partition, but can it be divided amicably?

Leader Court politics Pakistan: The supreme court of Pakistan yesterday threw out the final challenge to General Pervez Musharraf's re-election as president

Saudis make up 41% of foreign fighters in Iraq
US raid on insurgent camp finds treasure trove of data, but bombings and border crossings fall after seizure

H7 From Foreign Policy, here are five reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving: From Baghdad to Islamabad, doom and gloom dominate today’s headlines — and yet, a peek beneath the daily drumbeat reveals a world that may never have been better.

The Economist Iran They think they have right on their side Why the Iranians see themselves in a very different light

Iran's nuclear dossier Spinning on regardless Diplomacy, like inspections, grinds ever more slowly

Saudi Arabia Double indemnity

Al Awsat Iran: Hope is No Substitute for Policy : Amir Taheri

The Dividends of Peace in the Middle East : Javier Solana

Is World Oil Production Peaking?
Earth Policy Institute

Iran Strengthens its Role in the Caspian Sea and Central Asian Regions
PINR

Chris Hedges / The Nation:
Hands Off Iran

Iran's expanding influence
Al-Ahram Weekly –

The age of Western decline
Al-Ahram Weekly

OpenDemocracy Climate change: a window to act , Paul Rogers

Bilgiler geçici olarak kullanılabilir değil.

H8 IraqSlogger Google News Iraq Iran Syria Mideastwire.com - NPR Iraq stratfor

McClatchy Maliki's public feud with Sunni official highlights Iraq's divisions The sniping is incessant, the skirmishes bruising. For months, the verbal warfare between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite Muslim, and his Sunni vice-president, Tariq al-Hashemi, has been escalating.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: By pumping up the Lebanese crisis to explosion level, Tehran and Damascus steal Middle East interest away from Annapolis conference

BBC

Lebanon president deadline looms
Lebanon's political crisis looks set to deepen unless MPs can reach a last-minute deal on a new president.

Arabs mull peace summit stance

Mahmoud Abbas is to brief Arab foreign ministers as they decide whether to attend next week's US peace summit

UN uncertainty over nuclear Iran

Iran's history of hiding nuclear activities means it is unclear if its intentions are peaceful, the UN watchdog chief says.

Lobby power
Debate rages over the influence of pro-Israel groups on US policy

BBC Monitoring Quotes From Middle East Arabic Press for 22 November 07

Saudi Arabia Refuses "to Deal With" Iraqi PM - Senior Officials

Syrian President, Turkish PM Discuss Annapolis Over Phone

Italian Premier Urges Syrian President to Attend Annapolis Talks

BBC Monitoring Quotes From Iranian Press 22 Nov 07

Iraqi Interior Minister Says Al-Qa'Idah's Threat Diminishing

King Hussein of Jordan

From the desert he rose

H9 Ha’aretz Report: Syria decided not to attend Mideast peace conference

Editorial Don't knock AnnapolisIsrael?s clear and urgent interest is to accept and indeed to encourage international assistance at all levels, including the presence on the ground of policing and training forces, that can contribute to the establishment of a Palestinian state and help it stand on its own two feet

Marcus Where have all the leaders gone?l puns predicts that the summit will ultimately conclude with a ?binding signature on a Memo of Non-Understandings? that is liable to bury Fatah and lead to our military reinvolvement in Gaza

PM: Keeping status quo with PA endangers Israel Israeli, Palestinian negotiators fail to reach agreement on joint document ahead of Annapolis summit

ANALYSIS: PA should have set the bar higher at the outset Even the Palestinian draft of the joint accord for Annapolis does not insist on settlement freeze and Gaza relief

Benn If we've come this far

Survey: Only 20% of Israelis consider themselves secular Number halved since 1970s; claim of religious affiliation significantly higher among Mizrahim

Sharansky Strengthening them againA look back over the years since the Oslo Accords shows clearly that the direction in which Palestinian society has marched is not the direction of peace.

The Condoleezza storyThis is the real story of Annapolis: a story of fierce personal emotions, disappointment, affront and desperation.

Jerusalem Post Analysis: Does Syria want peace?
Syria, not Iran, has provided the most important support for Hizbullah's terrorism.

'Syrian radar destroyed before strike'

'If Syria comes to summit, serious peace talks can follow'

Barak tells the 'Post' there is 'high chance' summit will succeed; defense minister due to meet with Gates on regional security issues.

J'lem: PA doesn't want a joint document

Officials say Palestinians fear that a joint statement of principles will incur Hamas's wrath.

Yedioth Ahronoth

Daily Alert.orgMiddle East Progress - EJC Israeli Press Review Google News Israel - Palestine

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Text: Mearsheimer and Walt interview

Europe Is Not Impressed by Walt and Mearsheimer Forward

Annapolis Conference Fails to Inspire Mideast Media

Israeli Official Says Israel Has "a Lot to Discuss" With Syria at Annapolis

Yedioth 'World accepts Israeli stance'
Foreign Minister Livni to leave for US on Saturday evening ahead of Annapolis peace conference; tells Ynet summit's success is fact that it will jumpstart move in which State of Israel's security is inseparable part of agreement

Hamas massacre in Gaza brings us step closer to demise of radical Islam

Jerusalem divided TIME photo essay.

Caroline Glick the results of brilliant theories

H10 Christian Science Monitor

ASIA

Ming Wan (George Mason): Engaging China: The Political Economy and Geopolitical Approaches of the United States, Japan and the European Union Li.

Washington Times Talking to ourselves on China

Talking about an imaginary world of cooperation between the United States and China is not an effective substitute for acting in the real world of strategic rivalry.

Beijing's C-student mentality (By Amjad Atallah and Isaac Shapiro)

Careful wishing on Pakistan

Abandoning Gen. Musharraf would not necessarily unlock democracy but would nourish prospects of Islamists making the rules.

FT Chinese bluster on Tibet and Taiwan Contrary to expectations, China is not doing much to soften its image before the Beijing Olympics but is defending authoritarian rule

EU issues threat to China over trade gap‘Unsustainable’ deficit rises €15m an hour

Wall Street Journal

Uighur Warning China's broken promises are clear.
By REBIYA KADEER

Admiral 'Perplexed' by Snub at Hong Kong...

IHT Beijing, Hong Kong & Macau

By PHILIP BOWRING

If top Communist Party officials are not themselves getting rich, they have plenty of relatives who are.

Sarkozy heading to China Human rights is notably missing from a list of five priority areas that Sarkozy wants to discuss on his first presidential visit to China at the end of this week

Bangladesh's poor have lost everything Appeals for aid as country tries to recover from storm that has left 2m destitute

A review of Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century by Giovanni Arrighi.

Russia to Build Space Complex Near Chinese Border, Ivanov Says By: Michael Heath | Bloomberg News
Russia will build a space complex near the border with China capable of launching military and civilian rockets, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said, as the country moves to revive its Soviet-era space program.

China furious at Dalai Lama plan to name successor

H11 IHT Defending Europe's interests

By PETER MANDELSON AND MANUEL PINHO Europe's response to trade barriers should not be to automatically erect barriers of its own.

Gazprom deal with Eni drives new wedge into hopes for EU energy unityGazprom, the Russian state-owned energy giant strengthened its grip on the European natural gas market Thursday by signing a €10 billion deal with Eni of Italy.

French transport strike begins to wane after nine days

Danes vote again on the euroThe prime minister of Denmark said Thursday that the country would hold a second referendum on whether to join the euro, which Danes rejected seven years ago

Czech drug epidemic threatens to spread through Europe

EUROPE European press review

The Economist Strikes in France The street fights back

Europe and immigration The trouble with migrants

Jacques Chirac A president on trial

Italy's opposition Subtle Silvio strikes again

Kosovo's future The day after independence

Charlemagne In defence of national interests There is a good case for a smaller European Commission—but also some counter-arguments

Forgetting Franco

David Cesarani: Why, over 30 years after the death of General Franco, is the government removing all traces of Spain's fascist past?

The Treaty of Lisbon: Implementing the International Innovations CEPS
A 150-page collaborative report aiming to highlight potential problems in implementing the Treaty of Lisbon and to mitigate possible negative effects

European Islam: Challenges for Public Policy and Society
CEPS

Kosovo: then what?

Denmark to vote on joining the euro

H12 RFE/RL

Google News Azerbaijan

Vladimir Putin's Political Future Remains a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery By: Roland Flamini | World Politics Review
It is easy to understand why Putin is so popular. The Russians credit his leadership with their country's emergence from the economic problems and political uncertainties of the 1990s.

geopolitical diary: great bashi's ghost
Stratfor

H13 The Times Annapolis peace talks raise hopes for Middle East

No one had been sure that a meeting to attempt to restart the Middle East peace process would actually happen

Bronwen Maddox

The dollar's in decline. Great news!

Critics think it's in a crisis, but in reality America is in decent health

Gerard Baker

Lebanon stares into the abyss

Beirut centre to be sealed off as MPs gather to elect a new president in an attempt to prevent Lebanon from plunging into chaos

Cold War rivals begin to dream of unity Peace in Korea, which has eluded nine presidents before him, would certainly guarantee Bush's place in history

West ‘pressing to dismember Serbia’ The Serbian Prime Minister says powerful Western nations have asked his country to give up the province of Kosovo voluntarily

Arrested Development

Despite the emergency, Musharraf and Bhutto must work together

Wall Street Journal Pakistan Warned U.S. of Plan Musharraf aides warned the U.S. he would declare emergency rule before the Nov. 3 announcement, according to officials. Pakistan's top court validated Musharraf's re-election to another term as president. 12:24 a.m.

Uighur Warning China's broken promises are clear.
By REBIYA KADEER

Nuclear Winter
Atomic energy may not be the answer this time around.
By BRUNO BRUNETTI

H14 Financial Times COMMENT: The west must resist Putin's claim on the old Soviet space The president’s strategy is clear: to push the west out of Russia’s near-abroad. The tactics are equally transparent. Russia cannot reclaim the Soviet empire but it can, in Mr Putin’s mind, re-establish informal hegemony, writes Philip Stephens

COMMENT: America holds the key to Middle East peace The greatest hope lies in US patriotism and the extent to which the establishment takes the Islamist threat seriously, writes Anatol Lieven

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THE FOLLOWING ISSUE CAN DESTROY ISLAM, ZIONIST RACIST ISRAEL AND THE TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH AND NOT THE WAY OF JESUS WHICH IS PERFECT. RESEARCH THE BELOW SMALL THESIS to see if there is any truth to it.

READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGES FROM THE BIBLE AS IT HAS IMPLICATIONS ON THE WAR AGAINST TERROR/ISLAM and the claim of Israel that god gave them the land. If the child is an infant than the Judeo-Christian version becomes null and void and we are wasting our time and resources i.e. we could save trillions of dollars and create a more peaceful world rather than fighting against Islam the religion of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all).

The COVENANT with Abraham and his DESCENDANTS is central to JUDAISM/CHRISTIANITY/ISLAM.

Please note this is not a competition between faiths but an attempt to decipher fact from fiction.

Genesis 21:14 Contemporary English version se below link


http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=GENESIS%2021;&version=46;

Early the next morning Abraham gave Hagar an animal skin full of water and some bread. Then he put the boy on her shoulder and sent them away.

GENESIS 16:16
And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ish’mael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ish’mael to Abram.

GENESIS 21:5
Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

At Genesis 22 Abraham had only 2 sons others came later. The Quran mentions that it was Ishmael that was sacrificed hence the reference in genesis 22:2 your only son can only mean someone has substituted Ishmael names for Isaac!!

BY DOING SOME KINDERGARTEN ARITHMATIC USING ARABIC NUMBERS (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
NOT ROMAN NUMERALS (I, II, III,IV,V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X) NB no concept of zero in roman numerals.

100 years old – 86 years old = 14 ADD 3 YEARS FOR ISSAC’S WEANING

THAT WOULD MAKE ISHMAEL 17 YEARS OLD IN GENESIS 21:14-21
BUT IT IS A DESCRIPTION OF AN INFANT.

Carefully read several times the above passage and then tell me the mental picture you get between the mother child interactions what is the age of the child. If the mental picture is that of a 17 year old child being carried on the shoulder of his mother, being physically placed in the bush, crying like a baby, mother having to give him water to drink, than the Islamic viewpoint is null and void. Why is there no verbal communications between mother and (17 YEAR OLD) child?

GENESIS: 21:14 - 21
So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the (17 YEAR OLD) child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-Sheba. When the water in the skin was gone, she cast the (17 YEAR OLD) child under one of the bushes. Then she went, and sat down over against him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot; for she said, “Let me not look upon the death of the (17 YEAR OLD) child.” And as she sat over against him, the (17 YEAR OLD) child lifted up his voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the (17 YEAR OLD) lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not; for God has heard the voice of the (17 YEAR OLD) lad where he is. Arise, lift up the (17 YEAR OLD) lad, and hold him fast with your hand; for I will make him a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the skin with water, and gave the (17 YEAR OLD) lad a drink. And God was with the (17 YEAR OLD) lad, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. He lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.


The age of Ishmael at this stage is crucial to the Abrahamic faiths. If he is 17 than the JUDEO/CHRISTIAN point of view about the Abrahamic covenant is correct. This has devastating theological consequences of unimaginable proportions.

This makes the conflict between Ishmael and Isaac and there descendants a work of fiction. I would strongly suggest it is clear cut case of racial discrimination and nothing to do with god almighty. The scribes have deliberately tried to make Isaac the only son and legitimate heir to the throne of Abraham??

Please can you rationally explain this anomaly?

I have asked many persons including my nephews and nieces - unbiased minds with no religious backgrounds but with reasonable command of the English language about this passage and they all agree that the child in the passage is an infant.
AS THE DESCRIPTION OF ISHMAEL IN GENESIS 21:14-21 IS THAT OF AN INFANT IT CAN BE ASSUMED SOMEONE HAS MOVED THIS PASSAGE FROM AN EARLIER PART OF SCRIPTURE!!! AND HAVE GOT THERE KNICKERS IN A TWIST.

For background info on the future religion of mankind see the following websites:

http://www.islamicity.com/Mosque/Muhammad_Bible.HTM

(MUHAMMAD IN THE BIBLE)

http://bible.islamicweb.com/

http://www.therealnews.com/web/index.php

http://www.islamicity.com/

http://www.islamonline.net/english/index.shtml


http://www.islamalways.com/


http://ifamericansknew.com/


http://www.witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/MB_BQS/default.htm

(BIBLE, QURAN and SCIENCE)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ANTI-WAR

http://www.harunyahya.com/
(EVOLUTION DECEIPT)

http://www.barnabas.net/

http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac.htm

HOLY QURAN CHAPTER 37 verses 101 - 122

101. So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear.

102. Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills one practising Patience and Constancy!"

103. So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah., and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),

104. We called out to him "O Abraham!

105. "Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" - thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

106. For this was obviously a trial-

107. And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:

108. And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times:

109. "Peace and salutation to Abraham!"

110. Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

111. For he was one of our believing Servants.

112. And We gave him the good news of Isaac - a prophet,- one of the Righteous.

113. We blessed him and Isaac: but of their progeny are (some) that do right, and (some) that obviously do wrong, to their own souls.

114. Again (of old) We bestowed Our favour on Moses and Aaron,

115. And We delivered them and their people from (their) Great Calamity;

116. And We helped them, so they overcame (their troubles);

117. And We gave them the Book which helps to make things clear;

118. And We guided them to the Straight Way.

119. And We left (this blessing) for them among generations (to come) in later times:

120. "Peace and salutation to Moses and Aaron!"

121. Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

122. For they were two of our believing Servants.

ISHMAEL IS THE FIRST BORN AND GOOD NEWS OF ISSAC DOES NOT APPEAR UNTIL AFTER THE SACRIFICE?????

Therefore the claim that god gave the land to Israel is destroyed without the need of any WMD’s.




HADITH

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 583:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The first lady to use a girdle was the mother of Ishmael. She used a girdle so that she might hide her tracks from Sarah. Abraham brought her and her son Ishmael while she was suckling him, to a place near the Ka'ba under a tree on the spot of Zam-zam, at the highest place in the mosque. During those days there was nobody in Mecca, nor was there any water So he made them sit over there and placed near them a leather bag containing some dates, and a small water-skin containing some water, and set out homeward. Ishmael's mother followed him saying, "O Abraham! Where are you going, leaving us in this valley where there is no person whose company we may enjoy, nor is there anything (to enjoy)?" She repeated that to him many times, but he did not look back at her Then she asked him, "Has Allah ordered you to do so?" He said, "Yes." She said, "Then He will not neglect us," and returned while Abraham proceeded onwards, and on reaching the Thaniya where they could not see him, he faced the Ka'ba, and raising both hands, invoked Allah saying the following prayers:
'O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Your Sacred House (Kaba at Mecca) in order, O our Lord, that they may offer prayer perfectly. So fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits, so that they may give thanks.' (14.37) Ishmael's mother went on suckling Ishmael and drinking from the water (she had).
When the water in the water-skin had all been used up, she became thirsty and her child also became thirsty. She started looking at him (i.e. Ishmael) tossing in agony; She left him, for she could not endure looking at him, and found that the mountain of Safa was the nearest mountain to her on that land. She stood on it and started looking at the valley keenly so that she might see somebody, but she could not see anybody. Then she descended from Safa and when she reached the valley, she tucked up her robe and ran in the valley like a person in distress and trouble, till she crossed the valley and reached the Marwa mountain where she stood and started looking, expecting to see somebody, but she could not see anybody. She repeated that (running between Safa and Marwa) seven times."
The Prophet said, "This is the source of the tradition of the walking of people between them (i.e. Safa and Marwa). When she reached the Marwa (for the last time) she heard a voice and she asked herself to be quiet and listened attentively. She heard the voice again and said, 'O, (whoever you may be)! You have made me hear your voice; have you got something to help me?" And behold! She saw an angel at the place of Zam-zam, digging the earth with his heel (or his wing), till water flowed from that place. She started to make something like a basin around it, using her hand in this way, and started filling her water-skin with water with her hands, and the water was flowing out after she had scooped some of it."
The Prophet added, "May Allah bestow Mercy on Ishmael's mother! Had she let the Zam-zam (flow without trying to control it) (or had she not scooped from that water) (to fill her water-skin), Zam-zam would have been a stream flowing on the surface of the earth." The Prophet further added, "Then she drank (water) and suckled her child. The angel said to her, 'Don't be afraid of being neglected, for this is the House of Allah which will be built by this boy and his father, and Allah never neglects His people.' The House (i.e. Kaba) at that time was on a high place resembling a hillock, and when torrents came, they flowed to its right and left. She lived in that way till some people from the tribe of Jurhum or a family from Jurhum passed by her and her child, as they (i.e. the Jurhum people) were coming through the way of Kada'. They landed in the lower part of Mecca where they saw a bird that had the habit of flying around water and not leaving it. They said, 'This bird must be flying around water, though we know that there is no water in this valley.' They sent one or two messengers who discovered the source of water, and returned to inform them of the water. So, they all came (towards the water)." The Prophet added, "Ishmael's mother was sitting near the water. They asked her, 'Do you allow us to stay with you?" She replied, 'Yes, but you will have no right to possess the water.' They agreed to that." The Prophet further said, "Ishmael's mother was pleased with the whole situation as she used to love to enjoy the company of the people. So, they settled there, and later on they sent for their families who came and settled with them so that some families became permanent residents there. The child (i.e. Ishmael) grew up and learnt Arabic from them and (his virtues) caused them to love and admire him as he grew up, and when he reached the age of puberty they made him marry a woman from amongst them.
 
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Irak’ta Direnişin ve İşgalin Gölgesinde Demokrasi Deneyi Avrasya Dosyası - İslam ve Demokrasi Özel Sayısı
Gurur ve Önyargı: ABD İran Gerginliği ve Türkiye Stratejik Analiz Nisan 2006 - (pdf)
Arzın Merkezine Seyahat: ABD Ulusal Güvenlik Konseyi - Journey to the Center of the World: U.S. National Security Council Avrasya Dosyası 2005
Dört Tarz-ı Siyaset: Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri ve Başbakan Erdoğan’ın Washington Ziyareti Temmuz 2005
11 Eylül’den Sonra Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri: Eski Dostlar mı Eskimeyen Dostlar mı? Avrasya Dosyası - 2005
“Dört Yıl Daha”: Yeni Bush Yönetimi ve Dünya Aralık 2004
2004’ten 2005’e Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri Aralık 2004
Türkiye, Iraklı Kürtler ve Statükonun Meşruiyeti Nisan 2004 - eksik
Askerî Alanda Devrim: Askerî Bir Senfoni Ocak 2004
Çirkin Amerikalı’ ile ‘Güven Bunalımı’: ‘Süleymaniye Krizi ve Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri Temmuz 2003 - ( pdf )
The Middle East: A Land of Opportunity and Peril for Turkey - May 2003
Türk-Amerikan İlişkileri Üzerine Notlar: Ataerkil Yapıdan Tüccar Mantığına mı? Mayıs 2003
Türkiye, ABD ve Irak Harekâtı: Hayır Diyebilen Türkiye? - Şubat 2003
Değişim, ‘Sense of Proportion’ ve Tarihin Yararları ile Sınırları Üzerine Nisan 2003
ABD Güvenlik Politikalarında Güç Kullanımı ve Caydırıcılık Ağustos 2002
“Yalnız Kovboy” ya da “Eşit Olmayanlar Arasında Birinci”: ABD Dış Politikasında Tektaraflılık-Çoktaraflılık Tartışmaları Mart 2002
İyi, Kötü ve Çirkin: ABD'nin Orta Doğu Politikaları Ocak 2002
Unilateralism corrupts, absolute unilateralism corrupts absolutely Turkish News, May 21, 2002
ABD ve Afganistan: Çıkış Var mı? Kasım 2001
Realism and Change
Crime and Punishment - Deterrence and its Failure in Theory and Practice 2001
“Tüketebileceğimizden Daha Fazla Değişim” ya da Eskimeyen Dünya Düzeni Ekim 2001
“ABD-AB İlişkilerinde Metal Yorgunluğu” Haziran 2001
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