Mess In The Mississippi – Consequences

Mississippi River closed to Gulf of Mexico

Workers along the Mississippi River try to contain the hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel oil from a barge and ship collision on Wednesday. The river is now closed to the Gulf of Mexico.

The massive oil spill that remains a major threat […]

Hurricane Dolly vs Texas Border Wall

This image speaks more to the insanity of building a fence along the Texas border with Mexico.

This wall project has more “un-intended” consequences than have been seriously studied.

If you consider the human factor in this region, the resources for assistance is uneven. The further north this damage goes, the further away […]

Iraq Hands Out Stimulus Money As Us Shifts Occupation

Bush must have shared his formula with Maliki for buying time. Maliki has decided that cash payments will appease the stomach turning mess that resulted from King George’s folly. Maliki has to face the music by himself pretty soon. […]

Afghanistan: Sloppy Warfare, Civilian Deaths Is Wrong Message

Afghanistan dangerously off the radar

It’s hardly an anniversary many will register, but last week marked 30 years since President Jimmy Carter authorised the first covert CIA operations against the government of Afghanistan.

By backing the anti-Communist mujahideen and creating civil unrest, the plan was to provoke a Soviet invasion and thus, […]

Food & Oil Shortage, Politics & Religion Guilty – Op Ed

Soaring gas prices, food shortages, earth quakes, cyclones, floods, fires, war on terror, global warming…. human toll mounting … They trash the planet and wait for GOD to reward them by relocating them into a heaven, fresh and clean, for them to trash all over again. […]

Disconnected Bush Extorts Congress One Last Time

Eight years of distortion and extortion have changed the world. The lessons have been tragic and harsh. The final acts of President Bush will determine how hard it will be for the world to recover from all the bad parts of this fairy tale. […]

Burma Millions Vulnerable and China Earthquake May Be Man-Made

UN raises Burma cyclone estimate The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by Burma’s cyclone to 2.5m people.

The figure was revised up from the 1.5m previously thought to be in need, following the storm 12 days ago.

Since Cyclone Nargis struck, hardly any foreign aid workers […]

Iran-Pakistan-India Nexus – The New Silk Road

Iran moving into the big league Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s three-nation tour of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India and the welter of agreements and understandings reached between Tehran and these governments serve notice beyond the mere issue of energy security and Iran’s expanding role in the sub-continent’s […]