Tymoshenko's party blocks investigation of theft of transit natural gas from Russia. Ukrainian Security Service personnel walk away empty-handed from UKRTRANSGAZ HQ after interference from Tymoshenko.
Wanna buy a sunken naval ship? Georgian neocon regime selling three warships sunk by Russia during war. Smarmy does not adequately describe Mikhael Saakashvili's government.
Khodorkovsky's lawyer ask for different court for hearings. Jailed oil tycoon was kingpin for Russian-Israeli Mafia.
Cash-strapped Lithuania agrees to pay $41 million for confiscated Jewish property from World War II. Compensation to be paif in installments depending on state's financial situation.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan says he was threatened within and outside of Turkey by Ergenekon network. Cui bono? Ergenekeon has been linked to both Mossad and a CIA Gladio-like "stay behind" network. Mossad has Erdogan in its sights after Gaza and Davos clash between Erdogan and Shimon Peres.
Ergenekon wiretapped politicians and businessmen in Ankara and other cities in Turkey and Northern Cyprus. Eavesdroppping systems purchased from Israel.
Under pressure from the global Israel Lobby, Italy pulls out of Durban II UN conference on racism. Israel and Canada also boycotting over equalization of Zionism with racism. Of course, when a people claim they are "chosen" by God and others are inferior, just as South Africa's apartheid supporters claimed, it is what it is.
Two Britons arrested in KBR/Halliburton Nigerian bribery case. Jeffrey Tesler and Wojciech Chodan face extradition to the U.S. Dick Cheney has something to fear if these two begin singing.
Another Air Force officer found dead. Col. Michael V. Krueger, Vice Commander of McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas found dead of "unknown causes."
Annette Nazareth withdraws as Deputy Treasury Secretary. Nazareth's fingerprints are on SEC's lax oversight. The "wise men" who run Obama's economic team will now have to look beyond Nazareth for a deputy. Anyone out there with the name "Beth Lehem"?
Unemployment skyrockets in America. Worst in 25 years at 8.1 percent. Of course, those who have fallen off unemployment benefits are not counted. Unemployment is much higher, perhaps double 8.1 percent or more.
COUNTRY FOCUS OF THE DAY: Uganda. Museveni rejects federalism for Uganda. Nixes more power for Buganda, other entities.