Ann Prancing, Ethiopia, Mogadishu, Iran decline
Bagong Silang RP
Barrio typical, plastic bag decorated stream, hollow block walls, steel doors (I havnt got my steel door yet, may get salvaged anytime now)
Mohammed Adow said that local commanders have already begun taking over parts of the city.
.."It looks now that the government has on its hands a very difficult task in pacifying Mogadishu ... It looks like Ethiopian troops will be here for some time to come".
the NYT puts it:
"a crushing counter-attack by the Ethiopians"
Which is a mealy mouthed defense of an illegal invasion across national borders.
This is not a 'counter-attack' it's an attack.
Ethiopia is a USA favourite, no prizes for guessing how bad are its human-rights.
Ethiopia was the main agent in drawing up the current 'government' of Somalia, so I guess they dont want to see their choices fail.
New York State and New York City environmental officials have celebrated the emission controls and ultra low sulfur diesel fuel used on the buses that run along 125th Street in Harlem. Each bus burns about 12 gallons of fuel during its trip. That same bus passes about 250 buildings burning in excess of 500 gallons of sulfur-rich, heavy number six heating oil a day (this oil is one step removed from the material used to reseal an asphalt driveway.)
Iran is suffering a staggering decline in revenue from its oil exports,.. income could virtually disappear by 2015.. National Academy of Sciences.
..Roger Stern..there could be merit to Iran's assertion that it needs nuclear power for civilian purposes ..He said oil production is declining and both gas and oil are being sold domestically at highly subsidized rates... Iran is neglecting to reinvest in its oil production.
..a relatively optimistic schedule..the ratio of 2011 to 2006 exports will be only 0.40–0.52. A more probable scenario 0.33–0.46 with exports declining to zero by 2014– 2015.
Energy subsidies, hostility to foreign investment, and inefficiencies of its state-planned economy underlie Iran’s problem, which has no relation to ‘‘peak oil.’’
The remains, found on Wednesday buried in a remote area on Jolo island, are thought to be those of Khaddafy Janjalani, hought to be the head of Abu Sayyaf,
Khaddafy Janjalani, EthiopiaMogadishu, Iran decline