Monday, March 24, 2008

Господи, помилуй - 3/24/2008

Iraq
Four US Soldiers Die in Iraq; War Toll Is at 4000 (Update4)
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Aaron Sheldrick March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Four US soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad, taking the American death toll in the Iraq War to at least 4000, according to the independent icasualties.
Video: US Death Toll in Iraq Hits 4,000 AssociatedPress
US death toll in Iraq reaches 4000 CNN International
And what of the uncounted, untracked, untotaled Iraqi dead?

Baghdad mortuary sees rise in number of corpses
AFP - 1 hour ago
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Baghdad's main mortuary has seen a rise in the number of corpses received in the past fortnight amid a new wave of violence in and around the Iraqi capital, its director told AFP on Monday.
Insurgent Attacks in Baghdad, Northern Iraq Kill Nearly 60 People Voice of America
A sobering milestone reached in Iraq war MinnPost.com

Bush mourns all 4000 dead in Iraq - White House
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By David Alexander WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is saddened by the loss of 4000 US troops in Iraq and will focus on ensuring the US succeeds in the 5-year-old conflict, the White House said on Monday. [As if.]

Militias and Death Squads: The Occupation Strategy to Divide Iraq The People's Voice

Suicide bomber hits army base on black day for Iraq
Scotsman - 6 hours ago
The attacks underscored the fragility of Iraq's security, despite a decline in violence over the past year. Iraqi security forces opened fire on the suicide bomber as he sped toward a military base in Mosul, but were unable to foil the attack as the ...

Les morts oubliés de la guerre: Les dizaines de milliers de tués
Romandie.com - Il y a 8 heures
BAGDAD - Le bilan des soldats américains tués en Irak depuis cinq ans a atteint le seuil symbolique de 4.000, mais la guerre lancée par Washington en mars 2003 a fait des dizaines, voire des centaines, de milliers de morts irakiens, ...
"La guerre en Irak a valu la peine" Le Figaro
Frontline décortique la guerre de Bush dans un documentaire en ... La Presse Canadienne



Tibet - China
As Tibet Erupted, China Security Forces Wavered
New York Times - 1 hour ago
In Lhasa during the recent riots, a tourist who requested anonymity took this photo of Chinese goods being burned. By JIM YARDLEY BEIJING - In the chaotic hours after Lhasa erupted March 14, Tibetans rampaged through the city’s old quarter, ...
Video: A Glimpse at Life of Tibetan Monks in China AssociatedPress
Rice urges Chinese to listen to Dalai Lama on Tibet Reuters

Protests disrupt Oly flame ceremony
SI.com - 1 hour ago
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) -- Press freedom and pro-Tibet protesters disrupted Monday's flame-lighting ceremony for the Beijing Games and the early stages of the torch relay.

Death reports as Chinese police open fire on monks and nuns
Times Online - 30 minutes ago
Hundreds of monks, nuns and local Tibetans who tried to march on a local government office in western China to demand the return of the Dalai Lama have been turned back by paramilitary police who opened fire to disperse the crowd.

Le dalaï-lama stoppe la marche de ses fidèles vers le Tibet
Le Parisien - Il y a 12 heures
Le chef spirituel des Tibétains, réfugié en Inde, a mis fin à la « marche du retour » entamée par ses partisans, ce qui n'empêche pas la Chine de redoubler de violence dans ses accusations contre le Prix Nobel de la paix. D'ORDINAIRE, c'est un terrain ...
Emeutes de Lhassa: cinq Tibétains soupçonnés d'incendies ... France Info
Condoleezza Rice exhorte Pékin à dialoguer avec le Dalaï Lama La Tribune.fr

Exiled Tibetans to host their own 'Olympics' in northern India International Herald Tribune

Ofrece Sarkozy mediar entre China y Dalia Lama
El Financiero (México) - hace 2 horas
París, 24 de marzo.- El presidente francés, Nicolas Sarkozy, exhortó hoy a China a detener las revueltas en el Tibet y buscar una solución a través del diálogo con el líder espiritual Dalai Lama, al manifestar su interés en participar como mediador en ...
El Dalai Lama quiere tomar los Juegos Olímpicos “como rehén ... La Jornada (México)
Ofrece Sarkozy a China mediar para diálogo con Dalai Lama El Universal (México)

Pakistan
Pakistan's New PM Orders Immediate Release of All Detained Judges
Voice of America - 1 hour ago
By VOA News Pakistan's new Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ordered the immediate release of all judges detained after President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule last year.
Bhutto loyalist elected Pakistan prime minister Los Angeles Times
Bhutto aide elected as new prime minister International Herald Tribune

Gilani elected as Pakistan's new PM
NDTV.com - 33 minutes ago
AP Pakistan's Parliament has elected former speaker and Bhutto loyalist Yousaf Raza Gilani as the nation's new prime minister.
Bhutto loyalist Gilani is new Pakistan PM CNN-IBN

Yousaf Raza Gilani, candidat du PPP, élu Premier ministre
La Tribune.fr - Publié depuis 1 heure
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Le candidat du Parti du peuple pakistanais (PPP), Yousaf Raza Gilani, a été élu Premier ministre par le parlement d'Islamabad. Il a annoncé la libération immédiate de tous les magistrats que le président Pervez Musharraf avait ...
Pakistan : un proche de Bhutto élu premier ministre Le Figaro
Yousaf Raza Gilani, un proche de Bhutto élu Premier ministre Journal Chrétien

Bhutan
Royalists Win Election in Bhutan
The Associated Press - 40 minutes ago
THIMPHU, Bhutan (AP) - Election officials say a royalist party has swept the first parliamentary elections in the secluded Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
Exiles say they are forgotten in Bhutan vote Reuters
Bhutan elections to end royal rule CNN International
An unwanted election in Bhutan Economist
'Landslide win for royalists in Bhutan' Times of India
Election officials said the Peace and Prosperity Party, seen as the more royalist of the two parties seeking power, has taken 44 of the 47 seats in the new parliament. Their opponents, the People's Democratic Party, has won just 3 seats. Turnout was slightly more than 79 percent.

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The polls are the culmination of an initiative by Bhutan's royal family to peacefully transform the small Buddhist kingdom, which is wedged in the Himalayas between India and China, into a constitutional monarchy.

The election was contested by two parties with similar promises to boost growth and develop roads and other infrastructure -- and to stick by the royal concept of prioritising "Gross National Happiness" rather than GDP. [emphasis mine]
On the king and geography of Bhutan, see these earlier posts: king, geography.

Le Bhoutan élit les premiers députés de son histoire
Le Point - Il y a 16 minutes
Devant un bureau de vote à Thimpu, au Bhoutan. Les habitants du royaume himalayen se sont pressés lundi vers les bureaux de vote à l'occasion des premières élections législatives dans l'histoire du pays. /Photo prise le 24 mars 2008/REUTERS/Desmond ...
Le Bhoutan, marqué par l'exemple tibétain, se démocratise L'Express
Large victoire des monarchistes lors des premières élections ... La Tribune.fr

Palestine - Israel - the Dark Lord
Dick Cheney ne croit pas qu'Abbas se résoudra à la perte de Gaza
L'Express - Il y a 2 heures
Le vice-président américain Dick Cheney déclare douter d'une réconciliation entre Mahmoud Abbas et le Hamas tant que le mouvement islamiste n'aura pas restitué au président palestinien le contrôle de la bande de Gaza qu'il lui a arraché par la force en ...
Pas de réconciliation si le Hamas ne renonce pas au pouvoir à Gaza ... France Info
How about no reconciliation unless the US renounces power in Iraq? Hmm?
Dick Cheney doute d'une réconciliation entre Hamas et Fatah Le Point

Mali - Austrian hostages
Mali : les otages pourraient obtenir un nouveau sursis
Le Figaro - Il y a 7 heures
L'ultimatum expirait dimanche à minuit pour le couple retenu depuis un mois par un groupe salafiste algérien proche d'al-Qaida, qui menacede les exécuter. De délicates négociations se poursuivaient dimanche au Mali pour obtenir la libération de deux ...
L'Autriche garde l'espoir de faire libérer ses deux otages enlevés ... AFP
Otages autrichiens : les négociations se poursuivraient malgré la ... Le Monde

Latin America
Un civil ecuatoriano murió en el ataque a las FARC, admite Colombia
La Jornada (México) - hace 5 horas
Ampliar la imagen Vista aérea del campamento de las FARC en Angostura, Ecuador, en la zona fronteriza con Colombia, que fue arrasado por el ejército colombiano el pasado primero de marzo, donde murieron 23 personas, incluido el líder rebelde Raúl Reyes ...
Colombia recuerda a Correa que base atacada era de “terroristas” La Crónica de Hoy
Ministro colombiano afirma que bases de FARC son "objetivo militar ... Unión Radio

Cuba
Descarta Fidel Castro liberar a opositores por presiones externas
La Jornada (México) - hace 2 horas
"Si en algún momento la salud lo demanda seriamente, son puestos en libertad sin que las exigencias del imperialismo y sus aliados determinen absolutamente nada", enfatizó Fidel Castro. La Habana. El convaleciente líder cubano Fidel Castro descartó ...
Reitera Castro ataques a disidentes ya EU en aniversario oleada ... El Universal (México)
Castro califica de "mercenarios" a 75 disidentes presos en 2003 El Universal (Venezuela)

India
Agni-I test-fired successfully
Hindu - 19 hours ago
A MAJOR MILESTONE: Agni-I blasting off from Wheeler Island, off the Orissa coast, on Sunday. - CHENNAI: Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile Agni-I was successfully test-fired on Sunday from the Wheeler Island, off Damra village, on the coast of ...
Upgraded Agni-1 test fired successfully domain-B
Did Agni meet target? Newindpress

When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, they heard from the Angel: Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal man, Him Who abideth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen, and hath put death to death. For He is the Son of God, Who saves the race of mankind.
--Pentecostarion

Let us purify our senses and we shall behold Christ, radiant with the unapproachable light of the Resurrection, and we shall clearly hear Him say: Rejoice! as we sing the triumphal hymn.
--Pentecostarion

--the BB

2 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

I see that Paul's World News Service is back in full operation.

Madame Rice and Monsieur Cheney are quite the peacemakers, aren't they? It is to laugh, but I suppose that folks are too polite to laugh in their faces. And then, we are a bellicose people, so perhaps there's fear mixed in with the scorn.

Paul said...

I had to take a bit of a break during the Triduum but yes, I'm back.

I assume that whenever Cheney leaves his secret bunker he is out working nefarious secret deals that will enrich the few and cause untold suffering to the many. I cannot imagine any other reason he would be out and about, and I think he takes pleasure in the suffering part of it. And eats babies for breakfast, undoubtedly.