Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama, has been doing a tour of the Middle East, Britain and Europe in a bid to shore up worldwide support for his White House bid in November of 2008.
His rival for the presidency, John McCain, has criticized him for this expedition and further denounced Obama’s desire to speak to world leaders America currently shuns. McCain expressed those views in an op-ed that was rejected by the New York Times, but accepted by Drudge Report.
The warmongering and hostility has got to stop, as it is a great liability to America. Other nations such as Russia and China have surpassed America in weapons technology. A few months ago, a Chinese submarine snuck up on an American vessel and went undetected until it deliberately surfaced next to the U.S. unit in Asian waters.
Everybody needs to calm down and think with clear heads, as the situation is escalating in undesirable ways. Bush made terrible decisions in the diplomacy arena, stoking world tensions. The next president will need to calm them down, as things never should have reached this point.
All it takes is the wrong provocation from one leader and an angry response from another and the world as we know it will be changed forever. Don’t think it can’t happen.
Bush and McCain are already talking about bombing Iran, while its head of state, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is inflaming the situation with dreadful proclamations of wiping other nations off the map.
Mr. McCain, I urge you to calm down and desist with the “bomb Iran” and “kill Iranians” jokes. They are in poor taste and I do believe they would fire back…and so would their allies.
Due to the current financial crisis that has gripped the U.S., famous American companies are being snapped up by large foreign conglomerates.
The landmark Chrysler Building has been sold to foreign investors, Citibank is seeking massive bailout help from the Middle East and now Anheuser-Busch has been bought by a Belgian company to the displeasure of Senator Claire McCaskill. Other such deals are currently on the table.
US senator blames weak dollar for Anheuser-Busch takeover
A US senator said Monday the weak dollar was to blame for the takeover by Belgian-Brazilian brewer InBev of rival Anheuser-Busch for 52 billion dollars (33 billion euros).
“I’m disappointed,” Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri said after the deal was announced creating the world’s biggest brewer.
McCaskill and others from the home state of Anheuser-Busch had opposed the sale to the Belgian-based firm, claiming the 150-year-old American icon and maker of Budweiser would be lost to foreign investors.
“We need to remember that InBev could afford this All-American company because of the weak dollar created by the economic policies of the last seven years. It’s time for a change in our nation’s economic priorities.”
While ending Anheuser’s roughly 150 years of independence as a premier American brewer, the deal creates not only the world’s largest beer company but one of the top five consumer goods groups in the world.
Rogue Scientist A.Q. Khan Allegedly Sold Stolen Nuclear Warhead Blueprints To Dangerous Factions
June 16. 2008
Doc Brown He Is Not! (Dr. A.Q. Khan)
Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who is under house arrest, is being accused of selling stolen, sophisticated nuclear weapons blueprints to dangerous parties in the Middle East.
Doc “1.21 gigawatz” Brown (Back to the Future)
The information was discovered on computers “belonging to the smuggling network” A.Q. Khan is said to be head of. Washington is not sure who Khan sold the plans to, but are concerned at the news, as several entities in the region have been producing more sophisticated weapons, resembling the swiped blueprints.
Nuclear weapons often contain uranium or plutonium (you know, stuff that ends in “ium”). I saw a photo of plutonium and it was in the form of a cylindrical, metal object.
Being the brilliant scientific mind I am I thought to myself that can’t be plutonium. In the movie “Back to the Future” it was in liquid form and in vials. That thing (pictured below) looks like a discus (though I wouldn’t advise you throwing it):
Then I scrolled down some more and there were the vials of plutonium -just like in Back To The Future. Where’s Doc Brown when you need him.
Seriously, this news is quite alarming, especially in light of how negligent the government can be in matters of national security.
Nuclear ring reportedly had advanced design
Published: June 15, 2008 – WASHINGTON: American and international investigators say that they have found the electronic blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon on computers that belonged to the nuclear smuggling network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist, but that they have not been able to determine whether they were sold to Iran or the smuggling ring’s other customers.