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Conspiracies: Iraq

Simon Reeve investigates the real reasons for the war in Iraq. Starting with oil and the contracts set up between Saddam and non-American/British companies. The latter part of the film looks at the petro-dollar cycle and how OPEC members can threaten US power by using the euro to trade oil - could Iran be next? Click

Railway jobs to descedants of Tatya Tope

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 By Partho Burman, Headlinesindia New Delhi: The fourth generation of martyr in the first war of independence -- Tatya Tope's – Pragati Tope (25) and Tripti Tope (21) have received the appointment letters from the Union Minister for Railways, Lalu Prasad Yadav for the post of Commercial Assistant at Kanpur Terminal of Container Corporation of India Ltd., a Public Sector Undertaking of Ministry of Railways on Wednesday. The duo are daughters of underprivileged Vinayak Rao Tope, the heir of Tatya Tope. The descendants of Tatya Tope's live at Lava-Kusha Nagar of Bithoor, about 30 kilometre from Kanpur. Tope’s heirs were rescued by Neena and Shivnath Jha. Tope's heors were camping in the national capital for the past one week. They met Lalu Prasad and Union Minister for Corporate Affairs Prem Chand Gupta on Wednesday and requested the ministers to provide them jobs. Vinayak Rao Tope earns his livelihood from a small kirana shop opened near their hous

BAE: The World's Biggest Loose End

Source: Executive Intelligence Review Lyndon LaRouche delivered an international webcast on June 21 in Washington, D.C., As the BAE scandal mounts, even in the U.S. press now, the time has come, as the Walrus said, "to speak of many things"—not of cabbages, but of kings. What I'm going to do today, corresponds to the reality of the occasion: that things which I have said in other locations earlier, as in classes and various programs, will be reflected here, but they have not been presented in this way, before an audience of this type, an international audience of this type. So, this is going to strain some of you a bit, because we're dealing with areas in which the problems that confront mankind are mankind's acceptance of certain things as being assumably true, almost self-evident; and confining what they think is possible, to what they consider to be self-evidently true. And suddenly, what they consider to be self-evidently true, is no longer true! And re

BAE Bribery Operations : Senator Kerry Demands Department of Justice Probe

Senator Kerry Demands Department of Justice Probe BAE Bribery Operations June 28 (EIRNS)—On June 21, 2007, the following letter was sent to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales by Sen. John Kerry. June 21, 2007 The Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales Attorney General Office of the Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Mr. Attorney General: I am writing you concerning recent reports that the British defense company BAE Systems (BAE) may have violated U.S. anti-bribery laws in relation to its international arms deals. As you are undoubtedly aware, BAE is currently seeking approval for the acquisition of Armor Holdings, Inc., the U.S. maker of armor for Humvees. BAE also currently supplies Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the U.S. military. According to published reports, Britain's Serious Fraud Office was investigating an $80 billion transaction, known as the Al-Yamamah deal, involving a series of illegal payments by

`Bank of the South' Delay Is the Work Of the South American Friends of the Scandal-Ridden BAE

`Bank of the South' Delay Is the Work Of the South American Friends of the Scandal-Ridden BAE July 5, 2007 (EIRNS)--This release was issued by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (LPAC). The intended late June signing of the founding document of the new Bank of the South by the Presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela, has been postponed to an unspecified date later this year. Although the announced reason for the delay are disagreements over issues such as capital contributions and voting rights of the members, and the location of the new bank's headquarters, U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche today pointed to the fundamental issue at stake: "The Bank of the South is a matter of life and death for the nations of South America, as the international financial and monetary system plunges rapidly into disintegration. As I noted in a June 29 interview on Ecuadorean radio: 'It is my hope that the Bank of the South, would function a


Piers Corbyn is a London-based meteorologist who claims that he has a system enabling him to predict the weather with accuracy months in advance. He claims that his "solar weather technique" uses "predictable aspects of solar activity—particle and magnetic effects from the Sun to make weather forecasts MANY MONTHS ahead." [1] He keeps the details of his methodology for making predictions a secret, and has been criticized for making unfounded claims about the power of his predictions, even after they turned out to be inaccurate. Source: Executive Intelligence Review `Don't Bet on Man-Made Origins of Global Warming' Piers Corbyn, an astrophysicist, is the originator of the revolutionary solar weather technique of long-range forecasting and a founder of Weather Action Long Range Forecasters. His first scientific publications were on aspects of meteorology and astronomy. He also carried out astrophysics research at Queen Mary College London and published

Nigeria: Criminals Behind the Margaret Hill Kidnapping

Source : Stratfor July 06, 2007 16 28 GMT Gunmen kidnapped 3-year-old Margaret Hill on July 5 from a car stuck in a traffic jam in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on the busy Ada George highway. Her father, Mike Hill, is an expatriate from the United Kingdom who has lived and worked in Nigeria for a decade and is reportedly employed by Lone Star Drilling Co., an oil-supply company contracted by Royal Dutch/Shell to operate a number of its offshore rigs. He also runs a bar in Port Harcourt with his Nigerian wife. Margaret was being driven to school when the kidnappers smashed a car window, stabbed her Nigerian driver in the arm and took her. They later contacted the girl's parents and demanded that Mike exchange himself for Margaret at a remote spot near Yenagoa in neighboring Bayelsa state within three hours or they would kill Margaret. Even though the exchange was never made -- neither the police nor Margaret's parents could locate the spot and the police refused to allow Mike t