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5. (C) START Follow-On: Lavrov was reportedly upbeat regarding START follow-on negotiations. According to British diplomats, Lavrov said the key issues involved conventional weapons on ICBMs, verification, and the "numbers gap," which was being narrowed. Following this treaty, Lavrov suggested multilateral negotiations on further reductions involving the P5, the D3 (Israel, India, Pakistan) as well as "dormant" nuclear powers such as Japan.
Remember the big stink raised about Israel boarding the 'aid ships' coming into the west bank?
Originally posted by filosophia
This really changes my mind when it comes to wikileaks, apparently they are releasing some things concerning Israel. However, I just have one question: if Palestine is demilitarized, how does Hamas get rockets?
¶4. (S) [Edit for brevity --DJW001] Turning to
Iran, Dagan observed that it is in a transition period.
There is debate among the leadership between Rafsanjani and
Ahmadinejad and their respective supporters. Instability in
Iran is driven by inflation and tension among ethnic
minorities. This, Dagan said, presents unique opportunities,
and Israelis and Americans might see a change in Iran in [snip] their lifetimes.
¶13. (S) Dagan stressed that Iran has weak spots that can be
exploited. According to his information, unemployment
exceeds 30 percent nationwide, with some towns and villages
experiencing 50 percent unemployment, especially among 17-30
year olds. Inflation averages more than 40 percent, and
people are criticizing the government for investing in and
sponsoring Hamas, saying that they government should invest
in Iran itself. "The economy is hurting," he said, "and this
is provoking a real crisis among Iran's leaders." He added
that Iran's minorities are "raising their heads, and are
tempted to resort to violence."
JERUSALEM, Aug. 16 — Israel and the United States signed a deal on Thursday to give Israel $30 billion in military aid over the next decade in what officials called a long-term investment in peace.
The officials insisted that the deal was not dependent on a simultaneous American plan for $20 billion in sales of sophisticated arms to its Arab allies, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia. But Israeli officials acknowledged that the aid to Israel would make it easier for the Bush administration to win Congressional approval of the arms sales to Arab countries.
Originally posted by purplemer
this is damage control and peeps are buying it. hook, line and sinker.... Even peep here are buying it and they should know better.....
Originally posted by Vicodin
Most of the Leaders are on the same path, but some of them want to be on the top..
Our Leaders are the hidden politicians who decides..
Wars are for pushing the Agenda.. if they do not agree with each other.. with their view of a puppet society..
We have nothing to say.. or we do, but it will never be taken in consideration... or serious..
The Media is and beginning to look like a bad soap opera...
Originally posted by remrem
Thanks OP for the great post. It just confirms and reinforces what we already know about how US conducts its business. Its aspiration for global conquest and domination, at no expense spared.
I am very glad Wikileaks exists and does what it does. Exposing this information for the asleep and drugged global socitey we have.
It will crash and burn like all the previous empires of the past for which I cannot wait. My only concern is for the affected people, but you cannot have real change in society until people are brought down to their knees to realise what is important and see the truth about the world we live in.edit on 1-12-2010 by remrem because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sheol
reply to post by 1curious1
Yes I have had no problem accessing Wikileaks. The US govt. has actually severed one of it's servers through which cables were leaked.