A year ago Sri Lanka had been hit
by the Tsunami. Now the National Defense Council has been
assembled after 14 soldiers were reported to be killed by
Tamil Tigers. Also an elderly Tamil politician was shot during
a Christmas service and another 11+ troops were blown up on
Dec. 27 near Jaffna. Christmas
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More and more CIA kidnappings of civilians
have become public. Even from Sweden innocent people were
flown to Egypt for torturing purposes. Local governments in
Germany and Sweden are now getting questioned by opposition
and media why they had allowed any such illegal activities.
Politicians and members of the European Parliament
are celebrating a large victory against privacy protection
with a new law, that is forcing the communication industry
to store all E-mails, faxes, SMS and phone calls for a period
of 24 months.
Iran`s President Mahmud Ahmadinedschad
has prohibited Western music in his country following his
desire to relocate Israel into Germany. At the same time he
demands more tolerance for his nuclear armament ambitions
which have found support in North Korea according to recent
German intelligence reports.
Australia saw massive violent clashes
between Arabic immigrants and local youth.
Munich attorneys and the American Civil Liberties Union have
accused the Bush administration and the CIA
for having kidnapped the German citizen Khaled el-Masri. He
had been brought to Kabul Afghanistan for 5 months torturing
before he was dropped a in Mazedonia.
In Israel hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu
demands to heat up the Middle East with airstrikes on Iran
while in Sri Lanka the new government
and Tamil Tigers keep on intensifying their exchange of attacks
in order to achieve again a civil war status.
Romania, Poland, Syria and Egypt have been mentioned as main
suppliers of torturing services for the U.S. such as "Wateboarding".
The Human Rights Officer of the European
Union Alvaro Gil Robles reports that the American "Bondsteel"
prison camp in Kosovo had been used by the American government
for activities above regular western law. At the same time
Condoleezza Rice has denied any U.S. Involvement into torturing.
At the Montreal climate conference the Bush administration
has again denied connections between global
warming and the increased amount of Hurricanes. U.S.
citizens are still the by far largest producers of devastating
Carbon dioxide with an annual 19,7 tons per head compared
to 8,7 tons in Europe. Again the U.S. government has refused
to sign the Kyoto protocol and to join global protection efforts.
In Madras, India 75.000 people were
evacuated once again to escape unusual amounts of rain and
In France politicians have intensified
their efforts to combat Rap artists for their lyrical contributions
which they blame for having triggered recent suburban riots.
President Bush had been accusing the
Chinese government for violating human rights while Dick
Cheney is seeking a permission for "legal torturing".
In France 200 Parliament members had
been demanding investigations against Rap artists who have
criticized the living conditions in the ghettos of Paris.
$5,7 billion have been raised for
the earthquake victims in Pakistan from where aidworkers report
organized corruption such as regular troops selling donated
tents to the 3,3 million homeless for up to $100.
In Israel Ariel Sharon is trying to
achieve some early general elections in which he plans to
compete with a new party.
During his visit to China U.S. President
Bush had hold a long speech demanding more freedom for religion
North Korea has offered to end it`s
nuclear armament program.
The U.S. trade deficit has reached
a record high of $66 billion.
Later 3.000 additional police officers had secured the center
of Paris while all over France the
incidents had continued forcing the government to extend the
"state of emergency" for another 3 months.
Authorities in Paris had imposed a curfew
on the Département Seine-Saint-Denis and the government
has called for a state of emergency
nationwide with incidents now also in Toulouse and many other
The riots in Paris are expanding into
other cities and last weekend over 2.400 cars had been set
on Fire not only in the ghetto streets of Clichy-sous-Bois,
where kids call it "playing Baghdad".
Now since almost two weeks the violence has been getting more
intense each night and meanwhile similar incidents at still
a smaller scale are reported also from several German cities.
At the Americas summit in Argentina
large protests against U.S. President George W. Bush had also
been encouraged by Diego Maradona and local government leaders.
Again Japanese trawlers have embarked to kill
860 Whales for "scientific" reasons though
protesters claim, that the meat will be for sale.
Iran`s new leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
has intensified his demand to wipe out Israel and thousands
had been demonstrating in Teheran against the U.S.
3 big explosions have shattered the Indian capitol Delhi
killing at least 50 citizens. Violent terrorists from Kashmir
are suspected to stand behind the assault.
European scientists see a drastic rise in global
warming resulting in droughts, more storms and a much
higher sea level.
Poverty in the United States is on
a tough rise with a 12% growth in 2004 and now 37 million
poor people according to latest statistics by the U. S. Census
Hurricane Wilma had caused a huge
flood in Mexican City of Cancun, where over 50.000 people
had been evacuated. Governor Jeb Bush had declared a state
of emergency for Florida, where now
more than 6 million people have no electricity. Many citizens
did not want to leave their homes and round 160.000 were requested
The eye of Hurricane Wilma had a size of 50 miles and even
in a distance of more than 200 miles from it the danger could
Pakistan and Northern India were hit
by the worst earthquake ever with over 40.000 people killed
and 40.000 injured within only 2 minutes. In the city of Balakot
17.000 from 25.000 inhabitants have died and all schools have
collapsed entirely while 45 U.S. Military helicopters had
been flying continuos aid missions.
Northern Caucasus saw an outbreak
of rebel attacks and one school had to get evacuated.
Bali in Indonesia was hit badly by
a line of 3 bombs that have killed 22 civilians including
several tourists from Japan, Australia, Korea and the U.S.
Authorities see El Qaeda terrorists as prime suspects.
In the U.S. a woman had been sent off a Southwest
plane because of her T-shirt with some anti Bush/Cheney slogans.
Several hundred thousand protesters had assembled in Washington
and London to express their resentments against the
war in Iraq.
In Germany Gerhard Schroeder had announced
plans to remain chancellor after the elections had brought
no majority for the opposition. Later CDU Party leader Angela
Merkel became the new No.1 in Germany.
Hurricane Rita had not been as destructive
as expected however power cuts and local tragedies have happened
as well as more than 1 million people had been evacuated.
The American Worldwatch-Institute
has criticized the Bush administration for having cut funds,
efforts and interest in preserving nature and environment.
U.S. Congress has decided to provide $52
billion for the Katrina disaster and each victim shall
More Hurricanes are feared since the
overall temperature of the Atlantic is still much higher than
in previous seasons. Under close surveillance are now "Maria",
"Nate" and "Ophelia" near the Southern
coast line though they are still at moderate strength.
Tons of Swedish aid items for the
Katrina victims have not been delivered since days as well
as 15 tons of German food items were rejected by U.S. authorities
even after they had been cleared by NATO units.
Citizens who had wanted to stay in New Orleans
were forced by the authorities to leave their homes and even
Also India was hit by heavy monsoons
with a death toll at over 300. Furthermore giant floods had
shattered Germany and China, where over 1.000 had died.
Many scientists have been predicting such developments for
a long time and the effects of global warming and other environmental
abuse are expected to become even more drastic in the near
future. Still not only the Bush administration denies any
till not all Katrina victims have
been discovered and the tough search for dead bodies continues
while many return to the city, where Ray Nagin now expects
up to 10.000 who may have died.
Thousands of U.S. citizens have lost
their complete existence and are now confronted with a social
welfare system, whose most funds had been invested into the
search for Iraqi weapons for mass destruction, currently worth
$6 billion per month.
Despite the risks of future floods and Hurricanes U.S.
President Bush has declared, that New Orleans will
be a great city.
The evacuation of the Katrina victims
in New Orleans had been delayed again and again for a lack
of busses while over 50.000 are still in need of been rescued
from nightmarish circumstances.
Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama suffer from the Hurricane
Katrina aftermath with wide areas flooded. Several
hundred people have died and millions lost their homes. Looting
and shooting is widespread and victims are threatened by a
lack of food, drinking water and electricity with still rising
France, Germany and 18 other countries had offered help
for the Katrina victims, what has been rejected by President
Bush, who said "we can help ourselves".
At the same time total Anarchy enabled
by inefficient authorities is reported with victims still
in need for basic help and protection from armed gangs and
rapes. In addition epidemics are widely feared with loads
of dead bodies scattered in various areas.
So far the Bush administration had not able to provide help,
law & order. Not to mention a plan for the future for
those millions of citizens, who have lost their hometowns.
New Orleans might be history and also several other villages
and towns have gone completely.
Inside the Superdome thousands had been waiting for help
and 80% of low-lying New Orleans was submerged by waters up
to 6 meters. The devastation reminded of a nuclear strike
as witnesses did report.
Iran vs. Europe / U.S.
German Chancellor Schroeder has called U.S. President Bush`s
power threats against Iran highly dangerous
pointing also at the still uncertain situation in Iraq.
Iran is intensifying the conflict
about nuclear facilities in Isfahan and trying to build a
defensive, anti-western coalition with Syria.
Conservative forces led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
have taken over Iran from the reformers
Chatami and Rafsandschani. At the same time BBC correspondent
John Simpson has expressed his suspicion, that the new country
leader has been involved in the Teheran hostage drama in 1979.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has invited
U.S. President George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice for a visit
Oil companies had been raving about the new peak record price
of $70.80 per barrel.
Two bombs have exploded in Turkish tourist town Antalya and
several people were injured.
The amount and intensity of tropical storms
has grown by around 50% as a result of pollution based changes
in the atmosphere and global climate. Affected nations will
now also have to expect a further exponential rise in particular
with the still rapidly expanding pollution in the U.S. and
London police remains worried with
current investigations pointing at the threat of a third group
of terrorists. At the same time links to Saudi Arabia have
been found where arrested suspects may have joined certain
An innocent Brazilian was shot dead
by London Police with 5 bullets in his head during their hunt
for terrorists. Victims
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U.S. President Bush will spend another
$9 billion on his $90 billion anti missile defense system.
So far not a single rocket has been launched and critical
experts say, that it will never ever work.
EU countries and in particular German Chancellor Schroeder
have demanded from Iran to reconsider
recent nuclear plans while the Teheran government insists
on their right to create nuclear weapons. Meanwhile Iranian
leaders are also trying to establish a defensive, anti-western
coalition with Syria.
The sound of sirens had been frequent
over London and Police investigations have led to several
arrests also in Italy. Still the background of the terrorists
remains uncertain with so far no links to any radical Muslim
The IRA has given up the fight as
announced in a historic Sinn Féin declaration.
Japan contributes 20% to the annual
UN budget and had announced to reduce payments without becoming
a steady member of the security council.
London citizens had been very fortunate
when some faulty bombs did not explode. They had been positioned
inside a bus and the tube and very similar to the assault
two weeks ago, when over 50 had died.
The United Nations were seeking support for 2,5
million people threatened by a giant famine in Niger,
Africa, where last year`s crop had been completely vanished
during a severe cricket plague. Now $30 million are needed
urgently. But after several billion Dollar have been given
to the Tsunami hit countries the overall interest in aid for
suffering nations has dropped dramatically.
In Mexico Hurricane Emily had forced
to evacuate the area around Cancun and the Island of Cozumel.
Turkish investigators say now, that
a mail bomb instead of the previously suspected woman had
blown up the tourist bus near a beach in holiday town Kusadasi,
killing 5 and leaving 14 injured.
Israeli troops & the Hamas resistance
have again intensified their exchange of assaults.
The oil price has reached the highest
level of all times with $61,28 per barrel.
London City was shattered by 4 blasts
that killed over 50 people. More than 700 were injured and
first investigations did point at the Al-Qaeda.
The G8 nations have agreed to raise their aid
for Africa up to $50 billion p.a.
The 2012 Olympic Games will take place
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair`s request
to sign the Kyoto protocol for environmental protection has
once again been rejected by U.S. President Bush. Still the
United States are responsible for the biggest devastation.
The Live 8 concert for Africa in London,
Moscow, Philadelphia, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Tokyo and other
cities has been announced as the largest one of all times.
Critics say, it is primarily a promotion for celebrities with
only very little African involvement.
The oil price went up to $57,92 per
Democrats in Washington discuss various
new evidence against the White House in conjunction with the
President`s justification of Gulf War II efforts.
France & Netherlands said No to
the European Constitution while Chiraq & Schroeder had
put the blame on Tony Blair.
After the killing of 500 peaceful and unarmed demonstrators
in Uzbekistan various governments and
the UN have demanded to solve the conflict without any further
violence. At the same time thousands are trying to escape
North Korea reported a food shortage.
UK scientists have celebrated their
first successful cloning of a human embryo for medical purposes.
Tony Blair has won the general UK
election for a third time.
In Africa Ivory Coast & Togo are
seeing outbreaks of violence against western nationalities.
The EU has criticized the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo
Bay as "inhuman and illegal".
Russian President Putin has explained
to Israel, that nuclear efforts in Iran will be no threat.
The Prime Minister of Japan met President Hu at an Asia-Africa
summit in Indonesia.
Ricardo Sanchez and other formerly
leading U.S. Officers at Iraq have been cleared from any guilt
concerning the abuse scam.
The Government of Sri Lanka is accused
of keeping huge parts of donated tsunami relief funds while
President Kumaratunga claims at her website, that not even
five cents in cash have been received for the reconstruction
of tsunami hit areas.
Several people were killed at a big prison riot in the Cuban
The Oil price has climbed above $60
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan demands
a reform of the organization to match today`s problems more
U.S. foreign secretary Condoleezza Rice
has demanded from China to force North Korea back to negotiations
concerning nuclear armament.
Several British scientists have warned of another
Tsunami in Southern Asia which might happen within
the next few months.
In Italy President Berlusconi had
announced to remove the troops from Iraq. A little later he
said, they will stay.
The U.S. trade deficit is now at $58.4
billion and the oil price is now approaching
UN Aid Coordinator Jan Egeland reports,
that in Sudan 6 million people have been driven out of their
homes. Only 10.000 African peace corps are not enough to stop
the disaster of famine, massrape and killings.
At a peaceful demonstration in Istanbul
many young women were beaten up badly by the Turkish Police.
Now many women will also get jailed.
In the U.S. the amount of homeless
people is reported to be increasing fast while at the same
time aid funds have received big cuts.
Many Italians had attended the funeral of special agent Nicola
Calipari who had done a tremendous
job saving the life of journalist Giuliana Sgrena. At
the same time the White House has criticized that the Italian
government has bought a hostage free.
The UN, EU and U.S have demanded from
Iran to accept International inspections of nuclear developments.
Russia & Iran have signed a treaty
about nuclear cooperation and Vladimir Putin is convinced
of the peaceful character.
Documents about Michael Jackson`s case
have become available at smoking
South Korea is no longer using the
Dollar as the lead currency and more Asian nations are expected
George W. Bush has annoyed Russian
President Vladimir Putin with complaints about the Russian
way to democracy.
Despite the fresh truce a suicide blast
at a club in Tel Aviv by the Islamic Djihad has killed four
civilians and injured up to 40.
Syria & Iran have appointed to
help each other in case of a U.S. attack. At the same time
Israel has again proclaimed it`s right for a strike against
Iran in conjunction with their nuclear developments.
The U.S. Air Force bribery scam at
the Pentagon deals now with a volume of $3 billion and a Boeing
contract was suspended while another 403 orders will now
North Korea has admitted the possession
of nuclear weapons for mass destruction and dictator Kim Jong
Il has offered Iran support in case of an American attack.
Israel & Palestine have announced
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il
is now suspected of dealing with nuclear weapons after Libya
had forwarded some material to the United States.
Israel plans to release 900 Palestinian
Bill Clinton got appointed by the
UN to supervise Tsunami relief in Asia.
Another 6,5 earthquake had caused
a big panic in tsunami hit Indonesia, where people and government
are expecting U.S. troops to leave as early as possible despite
their huge aid and relief efforts.
U.S. President Bush has emphasized
his readiness for a military strike against Iran, justified
by the possession of weapons for mass destruction. In addition
Condoleezza Rice gave an update on the dangerous "ax
of evil countries", which now includes Cuba, Birma, Zimbabwe,
North Korea, White Russia and Iran as threats to America.
Mahmoud Abbas was sworn in as the
new president of Palestine while new terror and rejection
by the Israeli government made his first days difficult. In
particular the Hamas & Djihad terror groups prefer to
continue with the regular exchange of violence with the Israeli
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