Home     Writers     Op/Ed     Book Reviews     News     Bookstore     Photoshops     Submit     Search     Contact Us     Advertise  
  You are here: 





Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service)
Sunday, 28 October 2007 12:32

by Williard Payne

ANKARA - Xinhua reports the eleven member Iraq delegation arrived in Ankara led by Defense Minister General Abdel Qadar Jassim accompanied by National Security Minister Shirwan al-Waili. In the delegation were intelligence officials and representatives of the Kurdish community in northern Iraq, which is why I suspect the PKK may have over estimated their popularity. Most Kurds may be willing to work with the governments they live under whether Ankara-Damascus-Baghdad-Teheran. The composition of the delegation and headed by the Defense Minister implies Baghdad has agree to cooperate fully with Turkey on its Action Plan offensive that I suspect will begin right after the international conferences to take place in Istanbul from November 1-3.
Ankara - General Jassim left Ankara after four and a half hours of planning joint actions with Turkey’s military. This is further indication Iraq’s future depends on cooperation with regional governments.
Deir ez Zor - “Syria took town this facility so quickly it looks like they are trying to hide something.” That is the analysis of David Albright President of the Institute for Science and International Security of the satellite images that have just been released of the military base Israel destroyed with its air strike Sept. 6 at Deir ez Zor. Al Jazeera quotes James Acton, specialist in nuclear affairs at Kings College, London, “If it was a nuclear reactor it was only at an early stage of construction. The images are not definite and they do not prove it was a nuclear reactor, but there are some strong resemblances to one.” Syrian and North Korean officials have had a recent meeting in which they are still discussing potential cooperation on Syria’s nuclear weapons program, perhaps nuclear warheads for the ballistic missiles Syria has been producing with Iran.
Gaza - Heavy fighting is continuing in Gaza as Israel attempts to end the Qassam rocket fire from Palestinian militant units. RIA reports at least six Palestinian gunmen were killed and a dozen wounded in action all over Gaza against Israeli ground forces and from an air strike. The gunmen were from Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israel is also threatening to cut power supply to Gaza and is planning economic sanctions.
Budapest - The Serbian government in Belgrade has just received more regional support in the form of a security agreement with the Hungarian government in Budapest. Hungary Chief of Staff Andros Havril stated, after meeting his Serbian counterpart Zdravko Ponos, the agreement will be made official next year at a signing ceremony between their Defense Ministers. Of course if heavy fighting breaks out next month the agreement will become operational right away.

In a parallel development Bosnian Serbs have announced if Albanians in Kosovo declare their independence then the Serbs in Bosnia will announce their independence from the Muslim-Croat government in Sarajevo.

Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service)

Known and very popular cialis coupon which gives all the chance to receive a discount for a preparation which has to be available and exactly cialis coupons has been found in the distant room of this big house about which wood-grouses in the houses tell.

More from this author:
Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service) (3084 Hits)
by Willard Payne SULAIMANIYAH - Reports of a ceasefire in northern Iraq between Kurdish fighters in the PKK and the Turkish government in...
Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service) (3043 Hits)
by Willard Payne Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service) DIYARBAKIR - Just one week before Turkey hosts a major ...
Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service) (3981 Hits)
by Williard Payne TEHERAN - Ever since current Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a non-cleric, was told to cut short his recent trip to Armenia...
Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service) (3429 Hits)
by Willard Payne BANJA LUKA - Europe, the intriguing front in Word War III, is about to become even more intriguing with this new political...
Daily Roundup from Willard Payne (Night Watch Information Service) (2147 Hits)
by Willard Payne GAZA - Xinhua is reporting the Palestinian militant unit Hamas is about to shift its posture toward Israel from defensive to...
Related Articles:
Why Bush wants immunity from prosecution for war crimes (244482 Hits)
Although not as widely remarked as the elimination of habeas rights and the consecration of torture, the recently passed Senate torture legislation...
More “Culture Wars” Gibberish from nutcase David Brooks (16271 Hits)
Most of us know David Brooks as the balding goofball on “The Jim Lehrer News Hour” who shrugs his shoulders and giggles gleefully whenever...
"Boiling Point" - Eroding Freedom: From John Adams to George W. Bush (18608 Hits)
Put a frog into a pot of boiling water, the well-known parable begins, and out that frog will jump to escape the obvious danger. Put that same...
From Liberating Spirituality to Oppressive Dogma: The Politics of Religion (23921 Hits)
By Mel Seesholtz, Ph.D. Spirituality is intrapersonal. It’s a liberating and uplifting awareness. It nurtures personal growth. It inspires...
A Daily Reflection of War... Thoughts from a Vietnam Vet (12148 Hits)
by Arthur James I remember the horror of death. On a darkening evening, three soldiers encountered me on a jungle trail. Our meeting startled...

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments (0)add comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger



Top 123