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: Information Clearing House - ICH: "October 20, 2009 'Haaretz' --- The author of a damning report on Israel's winter offensive against Hamas in Gaza, Richard Goldstone, has said that Foreign Minster Avigdor Lieberman does not want there to be an Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Goldstone, a South African Jurist, made the claim in a conference call on Sunday with 150 U.S. rabbis from left-leaning organizations. He was speaking in reference to an Israeli assertion that the report would harm peace talks.

'That just is a shallow, I believe, false allegation,' he said. 'What peace process are they talking about? There isn't one. The Israeli foreign minister doesn't want one at all.'"

   Obama is Only Making It Worse       : Information Clearing House - ICH

Obama is Only Making It Worse : Information Clearing House - ICH: "October 20, 2009 'Counterpunch' -- A few weeks ago the UN headman in Kabul, a woodenheaded Norwegian, decided that the recent Presidential elections were fine and Karzai was a legitimate ruler. His deputy, Peter Galbraith, the unofficial representative of the State Department, was enraged (since the US are unhappy with Karzai who is their own creature) and went public. He was fired.

But stories involving US reps and the UN never end like this. Yesterday the UN-supported electoral watchdog ruled that the elections had been fraudulent and ordered a new round. The Hindu Kush mountains must have resounded to the sound of Pashtun laughter.

Nobody in Afghanistan takes elections too seriously and especially not when the country is occupied by the US and its NATO acolytes. In the old days Karzai would have been got rid of like South Vietnamese dictators who made too big a mess.

Karzai has been a total disast…

Al Jazeera English - Asia-Pacific - Uighurs 'disappeared' in crackdown

Al Jazeera English - Asia-Pacific - Uighurs 'disappeared' in crackdown: "Dozens of ethnic Uighurs, including several children, remain unaccounted for more than three months after China launched a crackdown on ethnic unrest in the country's far west, a human right group has said.

A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Wednesday, said the group had documented the cases of at least 43 Uighur men and boys who have disappeared in a wave of arrests across the city of Urumqi.

The group said the 43 cases were likely to be 'just the tip of the iceberg', with the real number of disappeared in Urumqi and elsewhere in the Xinjiang region thought to be much higher."