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 Saturday, June 28, 2003

  ..... Ready to Go Again

We got a new look for News Compass after the changeover by We managed to migrate the links. It is supposed to be more versatile. It certainly helps a great deal in editing... getting the commas, mispellings and occasional grammar corrected. But we will still have to fix some minor bugs as we go along in the next few weeks....

What has happened since then?

The world has not ended yet , it seems, since we last scanned around with the compass. Sanity still rules in some parts of the world.

Some minor breakthroughs in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict... but don't hold your breath. When Bush mentions God in his desire to bring peace through war, we know where the world is heading. Read this: According to Palestinian PM Abbas, Bush said to him : "God told me to strike at al Qaida and Istruck them, and then he instructed me tostrike at Saddam, which I did, and now I amdetermined to solve the problem in the MiddleEast. If you help me I will act, and if not,the elections will come and I will have to focus on them."

The WMD issue is still burning... in Britain particularly. While in the US, Bush feels it is not a major problem as a survey found at least a quarter to a third of Americans believed WMD had been found. That's about 30 million Americans who are actually ignorant. They don't read the news, do they?

Trouble continues to brew in Afghanistan, as everybody has predicted for months.

Bush is thinking of intervening militarily in Liberia. Liberia? Its in Africa. Watch the word "do-able" from one of the neo-cons in the Bush Administration. Iraq was "do-able". Iran and Syria are to be threatened only as '"do-able. North Korea is simply not "do-able", so US needs to keep talking to North Korea on nuclear weapons build up in the communist state. Liberia is a "walk-over".

Instability is the word to describe the strife in Iraq , while in Washington, they see Iraq through another window from the rest of the world.

Humans may have finally conquered SARS, as WHO had announced the world could be SARS-free in two to three weeks . Why don't they say that for the common cold?

The world continues to roll along as it always has... wars, conflicts, politicians lying to their citizens, big business cheating on the small man and corporate CEOs enriching themselves illegally , while Joe on Main Street is working his brains out trying to stay alive and keeping his family together.

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