Sunday, March 6, 2011
Experts have speculated that if Iran does have nuclear capabilities, it would be extremely short-range and in light of the current situation, Israel would be the state under most immediate threat.
The Center has also stated that the vaccine is currently being mass produced and will be distributed shortly.
قالت السعودية إنها ستمنع كل الاحتجاجات والمسيرات وستتخذ كافة الإجراءات ضد منتهكي القانون، وذلك بعد سلسلة احتجاجات لسعوديين شيعة في المنطقة الشرقية بالمملكة في الأسابيع الماضية للمطالبة أساسا بالإفراج عن سجناء يقولون إنهم محتجزون منذ فترة طويلة دون ي المملكة.
(al-Jazeera) - On March 6, 2011, the citizens of Qom experienced a day that they would not forget anytime soon. A squadron comprised of five fighter jets launched an air strike on the Iranian nuclear facility, suspected of harbouring nuclear weapons research lab.
Unfortunately, some of the bombs missed their target and hit a nearby town, critically injuring fifteen Iranians and killing five.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran strongly condemned the attack.
“The Jewish were behind this attack. We all knew that they would try to upset world peace. It would be foolish for the international community to condone such aggression. I urge all states, including the USA, to deplore the actions of the Israeli government and impose sanctions until a thorough investigation is complete.”
Benjamin Natanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, however, denied possessing any knowledge of the attack on the Iranian territory.
“The Iranian government had it coming all along. It is the action of God, not the Israeli. We have no knowledge of such event nor any involvement in it. While we are saddened by the civilian casualties, the Iranian government should be more responsible and transparent in its nuclear research.”
The spokesperson for the Iranian Nuclear Agency, however, denied the existence of nuclear arms or any plan to research for that matter.
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon called for a thorough investigation and urged restraints on all sides.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
This articles was taken from Reuters.
The Mexican government agrees that more information sharing between our intelligence agencies is required, especially given the unfortunate situation in Pinal County, Arizona. We are doing all we can to try to apprehend Santiago Hernandez lest his “war” on the US escalate. This would not be beneficial to either country.
In a call from a cell phone in Arizona placed to our switchboard, the caller, who calls himself Pedro, says he is heavily armed and has several hostages. He is demanding a ransom of $5 million dollars in low denomination bills and $5 million wired to an offshore account, as well as asylum for himself, his accomplices, and the hostages, who are Mexican migrant workers. Reports from local police indicate that around 5 assailants are heavily armed with AK-47's (or a Chinese derivative), a police-issue tactical shotgun, body armor with ceramic inserts over vital organs, and grenades of an unknown variety. According to a phone call from the a dispatcher in Pinal County, Arizona, the assailants killed a Border Patrol agent who attempted to detain him. The agent's partner was injured in the ensuing shootout and was taken hostage alongside the workers the men were transporting across the US-Mexico border. They abandoned the vehicle that they were traveling in, and might have carjacked another vehicle to try and throw pursuers off the trail. The chief is requesting the use of a Predator drone or helicopter to aid in the search. There has been no word from the Governor thus far. A connection to Santiago Hernandez has not been definitively established at this time.
At 17:00 today, a border patrol office near the border town of El Paso came under fire by unidentified gunmen. Suspected as gang members under the control of Hernandez, they arrived in three vans and in a brief skirmish, attacked with small-caliber weapons and improvised explosive devices. As the border guards returned fire and called in reinforcements, the masked gun men left the scene abruptly. The entire engagement lasted less than 15 minutes. Tragically, two had been pronounced dead at the scene
More than 3 border guards, including a senior officer, were seriously injured. In addition, the gun men mutilated the bodies of the two dead and put them up for display. Two lines of Spanish were written in their torso as a message left for the border patrols. In translation, they read “Traitors, you are next. You have no home.”
The mayor of El Paso has promised full and complete investigation into this matter. However, our past experience suggests that the leadership of El Paso possesses limited resources at their disposal to cope with a provocation of such scale.
An urgent question lies ahead: will the American government engage in negotiations and discussions with the hostile groups or will the government respond with direct military actions?
Washington (CNN) – In response to the growing concern for illegal immigration, the National Security Council has taken the rare step of recommending an action to respond to the situation. In a news release, the Council has recommended harsher punishments for illegal immigration. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi gave a lukewarm endorsement of the directive, suggesting that while it is necessary, she is in favor of a more measured response. The Congressional Black Caucus agreed with the minority leader, however, Speaker Boehner has expressed interest, believing that this “increase of concern by an Administration that has not taken the issue seriously thus far” represents a step in the right direction. CNN contributor James Carville believes this to be a betrayal of the ideals that the President ran on, he concedes that this would bridge the divide between the two parties.
Friday, March 4, 2011
El Paso (CNN) -- While complex tunnels are frequently found by the Border Patrol to smuggle drugs, none have used to smuggle humans, until now. Featuring an air-purification system, rudimentary electric lights, and an elevator, this tunnel has been the source of a great deal of human smuggling from Mexico to the United States. The tunnel was discovered last night after agents noticed suspicious activities around a warehouse in El Paso. Upon further investigation, they found nearly a hundred illegal immigrants, all seeking asylum in the United States. All of the immigrants claim to be from Ciudad Juarez, one of the most violent cities in the world currently in the center of a bloody drug war. Some of the passengers, gravely ill, are in need of immediate medical attention. Texas Governor Rick Perry has stated his disgust for the tunnel and those who passed through it, demanding that the immigrants be removed. However, a majority of the immigrants are being pursued by drug cartels in Juarez, the rest are family members of those individuals. As a bounty has been placed on their heads, many decided to bring themselves and their families to the United States to seek a more secure place. Should they return to Mexico, they claim that they would be in grave danger. The immigrants have now dispersed to live with their various families while their asylum papers are being processed.