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Originally posted by endisnighe
My view is this, I am sick and tired of the US being the supposed Police of the world.
You cannot declare war on terrorists.
Robert Kagan, a leading neoconservative and co-founder of the New American Century,(along with Cheney) the group which called for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein,(and demanded we attack Iraq) has praised Obama fulsomely
Penn, responding to a question about Clinton's vote for the resolution, used the opportunity to attack Obama, arguing that he had said in 2004 that he was not sure whether he would have voted against the resolution had he been in the Senate.
After September 11th, the U.S.-led “war on terror” moved swiftly into Afghanistan. Once the heavy combat had diminished, speculation turned to what the next target would be. The Philippines, the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Yemen, Somalia, and Indonesia were all discussed as possibilities. Except for a few disparate stories, the tri-border region of South America received little attention as a locus of terrorist activity despite a recent history of Islamist terrorist activity. But this region, which already has a history of mass casualty Islamic terrorism, is also an area of concern.
One 1999 report, however, did link al-Qai’da and the tri-border region. Agents from Argentina’s Secretariat of State Intelligence (SIDE) passed on a report to the CIA and Mossad detailing their findings that operatives from al-Qai’da were in the tri-border region and coordinating with extremist Shiite groups. The report also noted that several suspected terrorists and fugitives had passed through the area. Among them was Al-Sa’id Hasan Hussein Mokhless, an Egyptian accused of carrying out the 1997 Luxor massacre in Egypt, which killed 62 people including 58 tourists. Mokhless had trained in Afghanistan and was a member of al Gammaa al-Islamiya. Additionally, U.S. intelligence sources report that they have obtained information about al-Qai’da activities in South America during operations in Afghanistan. At least one official says there are indications that al-Qai’da is working in Latin America preparing for a future attack.
OGJ reported that Brazil had 1.9 million bbl/d of crude Oil refining capacity spread amongst 13 refineries. Petrobras operates 11 facilities, the largest being the 350,000-bbl/d Paulinia refinery in Sao Paulo. Petrobras also controls a dominant stake in the retail products market. In February 2005, Petrobras signed an agreement with Venezuelas state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PdVSA) to build a new, 150,000-250,000-bbl/d refinery in the northeastern Brazil at a cost of $2.5 billion.
Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.