Thursday, May 5, 2011

Obama closes the loop opened the 11-S

Barack Obama has taken on Thursday to the victims of 11-S the consolation that finally justice has been done and those responsible for crimes has ended up paying with his life. "This is a message around the world and our country when we say we will never forget, we mean it," said the president on a day that closes a chapter of American history and puts Obama in an unexpected ecstasy of communion with their compatriots.

Now it comes with Mullah Omar?

The Washington Post suggests that the death of Osama bin Laden could help the negotiations with the Afghan Taliban led by Mullah Omar. Would finally be a thing of common sense after ten years of futile war on Afghanistan which has caused 60 000 deaths among civilians, Taliban fighters between 35 000 and 2441 fell between the soldiers of the Coalition.

Hypothesis is plausible and feasible, although for different reasons than those advanced by the American newspaper's argument that the death of Caliph Arabia could lead the Afghan Taliban to finally break with al Qaeda and international terrorism. Omar and Osama are at loggerheads in 1998 after the attacks on American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which are attributed to Bin Laden, which caused 223 deaths and 4000 injuries.

"For the reconstruction of the victims, justice is necessary, not vengeance"

The neuropsychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik, a professor at the University of South Toulon-Var, worked on the psychology of terrorism, including meeting with men convicted of terrorist acts in Algeria. It analyzes the spring of reactions after the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden, both as victims of terrorism on the part of al-Qaida recruits.

The cover of Time magazine exposed in the streets of New York, Monday, May 2 AP can understand the reaction of Americans and relatives of victims to kill Bin Laden is a punishment that relieves, but justice was not done. There was no trial. We could not make it clear to Bin Laden that he had committed a crime immense.

Trained to wipe out terrorists

Are the Navy Seals, then the Task 6 of the Navy Seals, a unit so secret that neither the White House nor the Defense Department officially recognizes its existence. They are the elite of the elite. If the Seals, which stands for Sea-Air-Land teams (teams of Sea-Air-Land), was created by President John F.

Kennedy in 1962 as a new weapon in the war against terrorism, Team 6 is a direct consequence of the failure experienced by the Government of Jimmy Carter during the crisis of the restructuring of Iran in 1980, which lasted 444 days. Carter approved a secret operation was a fiasco and was possibly so lost re-election against Ronald Reagan.

Obama, Bin Laden and the barbarity of the XXI century

Many things are unclear, and will remain so for a long time, U.S. special forces in the attack which led to the liquidation of the grand old man of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, Osama Bin Laden. Neither is sure that Bin Laden was actually made out and we believe "trust" to the statements of Obama, who, in obvious crisis of consensus for the management of disappointing economic and financial crisis and the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Libya has played the card of the abolition of the hated enemy, along with the equipment, such as the CIA and others, which appears more and more clearly subordinate.

UBS will pay $ 160 million in the United States for anti-competitive practices

The United States announced on Wednesday, May 4, the Swiss bank UBS had agreed to pay $ 160 million (108 million euros) in damages for anticompetitive practices in the bond market and Federated States local communities. The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said in a statement that UBS had admitted handling the procedure for awarding public contracts to manage these obligations.

Bahrain urges UN to release jailed activists

The chief UN official for human rights urged Bahrain to release activists detained during anti-government protests and called for an independent investigation into allegations of torture. The comments of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, represent the most severe international criticism of repression in Bahrain, a U.S.

ally Sunni government has arrested hundreds of protesters from the Shi'ite majority. At least four people have died while in custody and human rights groups have criticized the death sentences last week for four men accused of killing a policeman during the protests in March, which began with demands for greater political freedoms.

Pakistan threatens to review the U.S. military COOPERATION

Pakistan has criticized the United States today for killing Osama Bin Laden on its territory and threatens to suspend its military cooperation with that country if he returns to repeat a similar action. It is the first public reaction from the Government and of the spectacular military operation the U.S.

on Monday that killed the leader of Al Qaeda. The chief of staff has made it clear that any similar action that violates the sovereignty of Pakistan will require a review of the level of military cooperation and / or intelligence with the United States, according to the statement issued after a meeting of military leaders in Rawalpindi.

Libya, NATO: "Next will not stop until Gaddafi"

The city of Misurata, after clashes between loyalists and rebels in NATO operations will continue until Libya Muammar Gaddafi will not decide to stop and this is the agreement of the 28 allied nations. The stated Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO, in a press conference at the NATO Headquarters.

"I do not comment policy positions of the allies," he answered a question on the debate in Italy. "What I can say is that the 28 member countries, including yours, have stated that the effort will continue until Gaddafi decides to stop."

Côte d'Ivoire: Yopougon last bastion pro-Gbagbo in Abidjan, under control

The Yopougon in the west of Abidjan, the last stronghold of militiamen loyal to ousted President Laurent Gbagbo, is now entirely under the control of the forces of the new head of state, Alassane Ouattara, announced Wednesday, May 4 at evening the Ivorian authorities. "This is the only sector that remains (to win), and the whole area is now permanently occupied by us," said the Ivorian television TCI commander Cherif Ousmane, operations officer in the military republican Coast ivory.

Yemeni President to sign agreement to exit the power

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh will sign the plan drafted by the Persian Gulf for his departure from power in "a week or two at most," he said in Madrid's former Yemeni Prime Minister Abdul-Kareem Al Eryani. The former premier was speaking after intervening in the second and final day of the seminar "The Arab spring: challenges, hopes and challenges", held yesterday in the French Institute in the Spanish capital.

The soldiers who killed Bin Laden just encountered resistance

The information about the attack of the elite U.S. military that ended with the death of Osama Bin Laden evolves day by day as different sources are providing new details. If the first day saw a fierce gun battle between the followers of terrorist leader SEAL and U.S. soldiers, the following has been said that Bin Laden was not armed, and today, as published by The New York Times, it was a operation in which the overwhelming superiority of elite American soldiers gave no option to Bin Laden's bodyguards, which maintained that he was unarmed at the time of his death, but with the difference that was handy rifle assault.

Libya closed meeting of the Group ContattoFrattini: "Set up special fund for the rebels"

The prime minister meets with U.S. Secretary of State Assets in the regime of Muammar Gaddafi will be thawed and will feed into a special fund for the rebels. After weeks of study, the proposal was approved at the second meeting of the Contact Group for Libya, the Foreign Ministry today. A necessary support to that which is not a "civil war", said the foreign minister, Franco Frattini, but the "resistance of the Libyan people" against the attacks of the rais.

Revolts in the Arab world: the day Wednesday, country by country

Every day, find the World. en the synthesis of the day's events in the Arab world. Gaddafi forces continued the siege of Misrata rockets hit Wednesday a refugee camp near the Libyan port city besieged Misrata, killing five members of a Nigerian family, including children. In early afternoon, about twenty rockets fell on the camp located near the port, according to witnesses and the NGO Mercy Corps.

Fear redeployment of Syrian tanks

Tanks and armored vehicles of the Syrian army were deployed around the city of Rastan, witnesses said, raising fears a new wave of repression against demonstrators who defy the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Residents said that since yesterday, military vehicles took up positions in the north of the city and 15 kilometers from the south entrance.

The tanks were made after residents rejected a claim by a ruling Baath Party official to deliver to several hundred men to the authorities. Residents said security forces killed 17 demonstrators last Friday and a human rights activist said about 50 members of the Baath party resigned. A Syrian human rights group said hundreds of people were accused of "defaming the reputation of the State" as part of the campaign of President Assad to crush pro-democracy movement against the government of 11 years.

Mubarak meets 83 years and remains under house arrest

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, forced to relinquish power last February 11, served 83 years lying in a hospital bed, guarded by police and now without hope of founding a dynasty, with their two sons in jail and awaiting a trial that could lead to the gallows. For 29 years, which remained undaunted, Mubarak tried to hide until the last moment his advanced age, with its long black hair dye, and the harshness of his regime with a democracy of cardboard.

Sir Abbott was all

No one like the British writer Rudyard Kipling, born in India, best defined the times he lived with his compatriot James Abbott (1807-1896), commander of the Navy and founder of the city of Abbottabad, where Osama bin Laden to hide the day of his death: "Just when everyone dies eventually the Great Game." The phrase has crossed the border to reach the literary circles of international relations can be extrapolated to the present day, appears in the novel Kim.

Iberoam .- Antunes, Rothenberg, Ranaldo and Margarit Barcelona explore the links between music and poetry

BARCELONA, 5 May. Brazilian musician and poet Arnaldo Antunes, American Jerome Rothenberg, Catalan Joan Margarit, and guitarist of the New York group Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo, will be among the more than 100 authors participating in the festival Barcelona Poesia 2011, to be held between Wednesday and May 17 this year will explore the links between music and poetry.

The first meeting will be the 'Nit Poetry to Palau' to be held in the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona and will open the XXVII edition of the event with some poets who "are so different that apart from representing a range of contemporary poetic production, represent a circle in which all points are as far away as possible from each other, "said the organization has said in a statement.

Ireland: research can save us from the crisis

The economic and financial crisis of Ireland has revealed some of the structural contradictions of this country, but also pointed claws the Celtic Tiger, that will not passively accept the defeat. And that recipe has been found to boost the national economy? It might seem absurd for an Italian reader and yet it is this: the solution was to invest in advanced scientific research and technological development plan a future for the country.

Syria's army withdrew from the city to protest Deraa

The Syrian army, which besieged Deraa, the epicenter of protest against the regime in Damascus since April 25, will begin to withdraw Thursday from the city, "said General Riad Haddad. Forty trucks and armored personnel carriers left in the morning morning Deraa, journalists have found the. Three hundred and fifty soldiers on board two dozen trucks followed by a score of troop transports, all displaying posters of President Bashar Al-Assad, left this city about 10 am local time (8:00 am Paris time ).

Syrian army withdrew from Dera, moving to other places

Syria said that army units began withdrawing from Dera, the heart of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, but assured residents that the city remains under siege. Soldiers also raided homes in other parts of the country amid a popular revolt that represents the greatest challenge to the authoritarian 11-year term of Assad.

The president ordered the army 10 days ago to take Dera, the birthplace of a revolt that began in March calling for greater freedoms and then demanded his ouster. Activists and residents said troops backed by tanks, bombed and strafed the old quarter of the city and made mass arrests. The official news agency SANA quoted a military source as saying the army completed its mission, arresting elements of "terrorist" groups and restore security, peace and stability.

The leader of Al Qaeda was executed after being apprehended

A daughter of Osama bin Laden 12 years old, currently detained in Pakistan along with other children and a wife of his father, he saw the American soldiers killed the leader of Al Qaeda, said an official of the Pakistani secret services (ISI) . The Pakistani army entered the hall one hour after the U.S.

attack and, along with four bullet-riddled bodies found 16 people handcuffed with plastic ties. Of these, nine were children aged between two and 12 years and three women, according to an ISI official and local media. Group, three boys and four were sons of the owners of the house, and Tariq Arshad, respectively, so that the other two were sons of bin Laden, including the daughter of 12 years.

Displaced challenge artillery fire in Libya

A humanitarian aid ship defied the artillery fire Moammar Gadhafi to evacuate terrified African and Asian immigrants Misrata Libyan port, but had to leave behind hundreds of Libyan desperate to escape the fighting. Aid workers rushed to board migrants, journalists and wounded on the ship to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, at a time when Misrata was bombarded by the forces of Gadhafi.

"The bombing has caused many victims among the Libyans and people from other countries waiting to be evacuated, "said rebel spokesman Gemal Salem. The Red Star One, ship hired by the International Organization for Migration, evacuated 800 people trapped in the civil war that had been waiting for days to escape the worsening humanitarian crisis by the minute.

Bin Laden's death pushes Obama in polls

The death of Osama Bin Laden and how that was implemented management have boosted Barack Obama in the popularity polls. Americans give their support to the operation ordered by President and also consider it a success in the war on terrorism and foreign policy in general. Obama gets better marks than a month ago among all political: Democrats, independents and Republicans.

A solid majority believes that its management, which ended with the annihilation of most wanted terrorist by the U.S., has made the country a safer place. 57% of Americans believe the president is doing a good management, compared to 46% a month, according to a survey by the New York Times and CBS.

Brasil/Francia.- France recovered the first body from the wreckage of Air France plane that hit the Atlantic

PARIS, 5 May. France has recovered the first body from the wreckage of Air France plane that fell into the Atlantic off the Brazilian coast on 1 June 20009, as announced by the Directorate General of the French National Gendarmerie (DGGN). "After a failed attempt, the remains of one victim has been recovered (...) Thursday," he said in a statement.

France began operating last week to rescue the bodies and wreckage of the A330-200 of Air France in which is the fifth year search. The crash killed the 228 occupants of the plane, of 32 different nationalities, including 61 French and 58 Brazilians. The rescue of the first remains were produced after two years of searching in an area of 10,000 km under the sea.

Syria, army raids and roundups More than 300 arrests in Saqba

A demonstrator displays a placard with the words: "Assad, a cat with Israel, a lion against his people," The Syrian regime is preparing to face a new "Angry" and makes a clean sweep of dissidents ready to ride. General Riad Haddad announced today that the Syrian army will begin to withdraw from Dera, the city's south theater of anti-government demonstrations.

"The army has completed its mission to Dara and begin to withdraw troops in the coming hours" - said the general director of political department of the Syrian army -. This will be done gradually and resume normal life in this city, "he added. However the night hundreds of Syrian soldiers in battle dress have arrested over 300 people in the suburb of Saqba, just outside Damascus.

Attack of Marrakech: No suspects have been arrested

A week after the attack in Marrakesh, which has made sixteen people, including eight French, the investigation seems to grow with the identification of two possible suspects. However, no arrests have yet been held. "The investigation is conducted in a scientific manner and with full legal guarantees, but no one has been arrested," he said Thursday, May 5 at the close of an official judicial inquiry, denying a report from the radio station Europe 1, which announced Wednesday that the suspects had been arrested in Morocco and was interrogated by Moroccan intelligence services.

UN urges Palestinian factions to compromise on two-state solution

.- The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the efforts of Hamas and Fatah to reach an agreement of reconciliation, but urged both Palestinian factions to commit to a choice of two States to resolve the conflict with Israel. Ban called on Hamas and Fatah not to abandon the principles of the so-called Roadmap to Middle East, including the establishment of a Palestinian state living in peace alongside Israel, according to today said the UN spokesman, Martin Nesirky.

The new leader Mullah Omar, Koranic students or marginal figure?

Herat, Afghanistan - out of the scene at Abbottabad, Pakistan, one of the stars of the global bombing, some people wonder about the returns to Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who, like Osama bin Laden, has made a virtue of necessity: to transform the lam, and hence the impossibility of exposing himself in public, strategy 'political and media'.

Rare appearances (if not the most faithful), speeches spirits with extreme caution any statement issued intermittently by the Council leaders, the political body of the Taliban leadership, which seems to have Omar still the biggest influence. The latest was announced four days ago on the ability of the propaganda office turbans blacks, and announced a new military offensive in the spring.

Alain Juppe has not ruled out a withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan

The day after a meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Paris, Alain Juppe, the foreign minister, does not preclude a withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan before 2014. Above all he insists on the necessary cooperation from Pakistan. During an interview on France 24, the chief diplomat reiterated that France would "take time for reflection to see the implications over the coming months about what just happened" after the death of Osama bin Laden, killed overnight Sunday to Monday by U.S.

"That criminal Obama"

"Obama looks like a criminal." So if he came up Ken Livingstone, black sheep (or perhaps red) of the Labour Party, former mayor of London, not new releases to counter, and the forthcoming local elections of 2012 in a race against the classicist-cyclist Boris Johnson. There is no light went mica, Ken the Red.

While the red as Labor Secretary Ed Miliband (Red Ed) praised with statutory responsibility for the world released by bin Laden, echoing David Cameron, he was not. "We were supposed to capture him, he said, and trial. The argument is simple: we are a gangster or western democracy based on rule of law? What happened undermines every principle of law, and Obama makes it look like a criminal (mobster) ".

Hamas and Fatah signed their reconciliation agreement

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, head of Fatah, and the leader of the Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshal, has completed a reconciliation agreement, Wednesday, May 4, at a ceremony in Cairo, in which three Israeli Arab MKs participated. Signed the day before, the agreement puts an end to the division between the West Bank and Gaza and opens the way for elections within a year.

In Gaza City, about seven hundred protesters marched to the Place-Unknown Soldier, the national flag waving Palestinian flags and green for the Islamists of Hamas, and yellow for the nationalists of Fatah, in an atmosphere of celebration and excitement good child. "This is the first time in four years that I can hold a flag of Fatah in the Palestinian side of the color" welcomed Mahmoud Al-ship, an engineer of 20 years, wrapped in a Palestinian flag.

Libya, Berlusconi reassures on migrantiCnt: "Never underestimate the threats of the rais"

"We are a country of 60 million people and we should not fear the arrival of several thousand people." So the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi says in an interview to 'Eastenders' the delicate situation in Libya. That, he admits the Premier, will bring more immigrants in Italy, as well as "other upheavals that the wind of freedom and democracy has strong spirit throughout North Africa." One possibility, however, that does not scare the Knight, not even in his dealings - utlimate not lie - with the Allied League.

PLOT - Bin Laden is not dead, the minute by minute

Palestinian Territories and peace between Fatah and Hamas

Abu Mazen and Khaled Meshal and Ismail Haniyeh "We announce to the Palestinians that we have always turned to the black page of the division." With these words, the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, hailed the conclusion of the ceremony of signing the agreement providing for a reunion between the two main Palestinian political groups, Fatah and Hamas.

The agreement, announced a few days ago, was signed with a solemn ceremony held Wednesday morning in the Egyptian intelligence headquarters, main, but not the sole mediator of this "peace treaty". It was in 2006 that Abbas met Khaled Meshaal, Hamas's number one. Since the Palestinian elections that were won by Islamist party, forced into months of international pressure to abandon the government.

Mass arrests in Syria to settle the dispute

Hundreds of Syrians arrested in recent days security forces have been accused of "damage the prestige of the state", a charge punishable by three years in prison, said Tuesday the Observatory of Human Rights in Syria. "Mass arrests continued throughout the country in violation of human rights and international conventions," said the director of the independent, Rami Abdelrahman.

Other NGOs report that many young adult men were severely beaten as part of the raids which also affect women, teens and seniors. An activist of human rights in Homs fears "attack" against Talbisseh and Rastan, two strongholds of protest, citing fifty army tanks have taken position on the motorway Homs-Hama.

Born: "We are not able to fix the date of the end of the mission to Libya"

"I'm not able to set a date when the mission in Libya will be considered accomplished." He said NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, stressing that there is an agreement between the countries involved on three goals that define the duration and purpose of the same MISSION ": The end of all attacks on civilians, the Gaddafi's withdrawal of forces and mercenaries, free access to humanitarian aid.

"Geronimo killed in action"