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?

Obama to visit India, but not Pakistan (He will visit it next year), on Asian trip - #cnn

Cirincione Pakistan want the same sweetheart nuclear deal the US gave India. This would be a disaster.

US seeks Pakistan support for Afghan talks

Top Taliban Join Peace Talks With NATO Help -

Another blunder? - CIA warned about informer who bombed Afghan base

Former spy sued by CIA for publishing without permission - #cnn

Turkey's Babacan: need to talk to China on currency

President Gül: a powerful Turkey in world’s best interest

German President to Speak Before Turkish Parliament
AFP: Iran has 30 kg of high level uranium: atomic chief
AFP: Clinton voices concern over rising tension in Lebanon

FBI: Man who admitted plotting to blow up Dallas office tower 'intended to die' for bin Laden - The Canadian Press

Minister Rejects Reports about Attempt on Ahmadinejad's Life in Lebanon

U.S. to Ask OPEC Members to Push Iran for `Constructive' Middle East Role - Bloomberg

Chaos in Somali parliament delays vote on PM

Yemen puts 50,000 dollar bounty on two Qaeda suspects

U.S. backs calls for more AU troops for Somalia

Israeli military plans to block Facebook, Gmail at army bases

CIA says Al-Qaeda in Pakistan hit hard in US attacks: report - AFP
papergirl101 NKorea threatens '1,000-fold' increase in weapons #northkorea

Islands row has China-Japan ties 'at ground zero'

Disturbing report - 'Palestinian web landscape dominated by radicalism'
Mongolian President Underscores Iran's Int'l, Regional Importance - Fars News Agency

Iran, Poland call for further ties

Iran reports higher uranium ore reserves found at key mine, steps up exploration - The Canadian Press

Hayden Says Iran Won’t Build Nuke Bomb « Liveshots

Intellicept 3: What is Ahmadinejad's Real End Game?
Watch the parliamentary debates on the UK Strategic Defense and Security Review

Attackers strike in Iraqi cities; 15 dead -

Central Somalia fighting kills 12

In a Visit to Clerics, the Iranian Supreme Leader Demands Loyalty

Hezbollah slams UN 'interference' in Lebanese affairs

Canada denies Mabhouh murder suspect arrested

Jihad denies firing members for attacking Israel

New UK envoy: PA Israel recognition is ‘matter for talks'

Russia Risks Mass Unrest Under Current Regime, Gorbachev Says - BusinessWeek