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EGYPT: Jack Blood Interviews F William Engdahl

Egypt's Revolution: Creative Destruction for a 'Greater Middle East'?

Egypt's Revolution: Creative Destruction for a 'Greater Middle East'? February 5, 2011 © F. William Engdahl , author Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order * Fast on the heels of the regime change in Tunisia came a popular-based protest movement launched on January 25 against the entrenched order of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. Contrary to the carefully-cultivated impression that the Obama Administration is trying to retain the present regime of Mubarak, Washington in fact is orchestrating the Egyptian as well as other regional regime changes from Syria to Yemen to Jordan and well beyond in a process some refer to as "creative destruction." The template for such covert regime change has been developed by the Pentagon, US intelligence agencies and various think-tanks such as RAND Corporation over decades, beginning

Over 150,000 Venezuelan Farmers Join Mision Agro Venezuela

Feb 4th 2011 , by Edward Ellis - Correo del Orinoco International A new program directed at developing national agricultural production has successfully registered over 150,000 farmers interested in participating. The program combines both private and public funding to support domestic farming and distribution of food products. Venezuela’s new farming initiative, Mission Agro Venezuela, got off and running last weekend as thousands of small agricultural producers from around the country registered with the Land and Agriculture Ministry in order to participate in the government’s latest food sovereignty program. President Hugo Chavez suspended his weekly television broadcast “Alo Presidente” as to not interfere with a nation-wide census being carried out for the measure, which he announced last Thursday. Over 400 centers have been established throughout the national territory to receive enrollment in the farming program, which seeks to increase Venezuela’s agricultural production and le

Opening The Door To India

Gary Locke, Feb 5, 2011, 12.00am IST http://timesofindia. indiatimes.com/home/opinion/ edit-page/Opening-The-Door-To- India/articleshow/7426614.cms When President Barack Obama spoke before the Indian Parliament last November, he said: "The relationship between the United States and India - bound by our shared interests and values - will be one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century." During the president's visit, there was action backing up those words, including $10 billion in job-creating deals between American and Indian businesses and the Indian government; President Obama expressing support for India gaining a permanent seat on the UN Security Council; and an announcement of significant reforms to US export control policies - opening the door for increased high-technology trade and cooperation between India and the US. This week, i am travelling to New Delhi , Mumbai and Bangalore to help 24 US companies walk through that door. These companies - mor

THE EGYPTIAN STAND-OFF

B.RAMAN During a CNN debate on February 5,2011, an Egyptian affairs expert described the present situation in Egypt as a stand-off. It is. 2. President Hosni Mubarak has remained defiant and has refused to quit now. He has told his people that he would quit only in September when his current term ends and a new President would have been elected. He has also totally revamped his National Democratic Party (NDP) executive.Hossam Badrawi, a reformer and top physician, who enjoys the confidence of Mubarak, has been appointed the head of the policies committee, a post held by his son Gamal Mubarak till now, and also the party secretary-general. This revamping, coming on the heels of the earlier reshuffle of the Cabinet, is meant to re-assure the protesters that people associated with the hated policies of his Government and accused of corruption would not stay in office in the run-up to the elections. 3. Mubarak seems to be hoping that the aggravating economic hardships of the poor

Caste: a HAF-baked lamentation

Caste: a HAF-baked lamentation By Kalavai Venkat A critique of the Hindu American Foundation’s report “ Hinduism: Not Cast in Caste Seeking an End to Caste-based Discrimination 2010” Why this critique? The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is a US-based Hindu advocacy group, and its volunteers have dedicated themselves to the Hindu cause for many years. The HAF recently released the above-mentioned report on caste primarily aimed at the American public and agencies . In the past, caste has always been portrayed in an inimical and distorted manner by forces hostile to Hinduism. It has always been portrayed with the intent of dividing the Hindus and alienating them from their spiritual traditions so that they can be converted to Christianity. A wide array of resources, including the funding of Christian groups under the guise of the US Faith Based Initiative and the creation and funding of militant hate groups operating under the banner of Dalit organizations under the aegis of C