Americas

How China Can Defeat America

Source / Courtesy: New York Times. By YAN XUETONG Published: November 20, 2011     WITH China’s growing influence over the global economy, and its increasing ability to project military power, competition between the United States and China is inevitable. Leaders of both countries assert optimistically that the competition can […]

Doctors disagree on when pregnancy starts: U.S. survey

http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/babiespregnancy/pregnancy/article/1089404–doctors-disagree-on-when-pregnancy-starts-u-s-survey November 18, 2011 Kerry Grens Reuters New guidance from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is warning Canadian women against postponing pregnancy for too long. NEW YORK—Most U.S. doctors believe pregnancy starts when the sperm fertilizes the egg, a survey shows, contradicting the position of a key medical group […]

US creates an Iranian albatross

Source:  Asia Times: Iran has reacted sharply to a joint United States and Saudi Arabia bid for a United Nations resolution accusing it violating diplomatic treaties and calling on Tehran to cooperate in ongoing investigations into shaky allegations of a terror plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. American […]

Romney, Gingrich at GOP debate: We’d go to war to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich said at the Republican presidential debate here Saturday night that they would be willing to go to war to keep Iran from attaining nuclear weapons if all other strategies failed. http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf Romney said that if “crippling sanctions” and other strategies fail, military […]

‘Who lost Iraq’ debate fizzles

Source: asiatimes on line: WASHINGTON – Two weeks after President Barack Obama announced the withdrawal of all remaining United States troops from Iraq by the end of next month, a familiar clutch of neo-conservative hawks and prominent Republicans are blaming the president for “losing” the Middle Eastern country to its […]

Do the bomb Iran shuffle

Source: Asiatimes on line: Get ready for a flurry of fuzzy satellite ”intelligence” of generic warehouses all across Iran frantically described as segments of a nuclear bomb assembly line (Remember a famous ”secret nuclear facility” in Syria not long ago? It was a textile factory.) Get ready for a flurry […]

Oligarchy, American Style

Courtesy: NY Times   November 3, 2011 Oligarchy, American Style By PAUL KRUGMAN Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the obfuscators! Anyone who has […]