Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Obama Struggles with Pakistan While the CIA Continues to Have a Bad Week

Is Pakistan a Bigger Obstacle to Peace Than the Taliban? http://bit.ly/b4E6gG

Obama to visit India, but not Pakistan (He will visit it next year), on Asian trip - http://bit.ly/aDshKQ #cnn

Cirincione Pakistan want the same sweetheart nuclear deal the US gave India. This would be a disaster. http://bit.ly/afitAD

US seeks Pakistan support for Afghan talks http://bit.ly/cWsGz4

Top Taliban Join Peace Talks With NATO Help - FoxNews.com http://fxn.ws/af2yq4

Another blunder? - CIA warned about informer who bombed Afghan base http://bit.ly/aVJJs0

Former spy sued by CIA for publishing without permission - http://bit.ly/cAsESH #cnn

Turkey's Babacan: need to talk to China on currency http://reut.rs/cWbjxC

President Gül: a powerful Turkey in world’s best interest http://bit.ly/bAxL66

German President to Speak Before Turkish Parliament http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/world/europe/19iht-berlin.html
 
AFP: Iran has 30 kg of high level uranium: atomic chief http://bit.ly/9cgFRn
 
AFP: Clinton voices concern over rising tension in Lebanon http://bit.ly/9OdwOA

FBI: Man who admitted plotting to blow up Dallas office tower 'intended to die' for bin Laden http://bit.ly/bEH1Jc - The Canadian Press

Minister Rejects Reports about Attempt on Ahmadinejad's Life in Lebanon http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8907281466

U.S. to Ask OPEC Members to Push Iran for `Constructive' Middle East Role - Bloomberg http://bit.ly/d0l4gI

Chaos in Somali parliament delays vote on PM http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE69J0F520101020

Yemen puts 50,000 dollar bounty on two Qaeda suspects http://bit.ly/auTd1J

U.S. backs calls for more AU troops for Somalia http://af.reuters.com/article/burundiNews/idAFN2024536820101020

Israeli military plans to block Facebook, Gmail at army bases http://bit.ly/d6ReSW

CIA says Al-Qaeda in Pakistan hit hard in US attacks: report http://bit.ly/bR0a5p - AFP
 
papergirl101 NKorea threatens '1,000-fold' increase in weapons http://yhoo.it/dakeGN #northkorea

Islands row has China-Japan ties 'at ground zero' http://bit.ly/9nATP2
 

Disturbing report - 'Palestinian web landscape dominated by radicalism' http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=192101
 
 
Mongolian President Underscores Iran's Int'l, Regional Importance http://bit.ly/9wyj35 - Fars News Agency

Iran, Poland call for further ties http://www.presstv.ir/detail/147407.html

Iran reports higher uranium ore reserves found at key mine, steps up exploration http://bit.ly/9TZVwG - The Canadian Press

Hayden Says Iran Won’t Build Nuke Bomb « Liveshots http://bit.ly/cb9DGK

Intellicept 3: What is Ahmadinejad's Real End Game? http://t.co/0Da25wm
  
Watch the parliamentary debates on the UK Strategic Defense and Security Review http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/296099-1


Attackers strike in Iraqi cities; 15 dead - CNN.com http://bit.ly/a9iZQy

Central Somalia fighting kills 12 http://bit.ly/9gzXSg

In a Visit to Clerics, the Iranian Supreme Leader Demands Loyalty http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/world/middleeast/20iran.html

Hezbollah slams UN 'interference' in Lebanese affairs http://bit.ly/bI5ztL

Canada denies Mabhouh murder suspect arrested http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=192081

Jihad denies firing members for attacking Israel http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90854/7170938.html

New UK envoy: PA Israel recognition is ‘matter for talks' http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=192055

Russia Risks Mass Unrest Under Current Regime, Gorbachev Says - BusinessWeek http://bit.ly/bV3TS