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Monthly Archives: January 2009

updike3updike1 American Writer John Updike Narrates
In memoriam of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike who died in age of 76 who narrates how he watched events at
the World Trade Center 9/11 in 2001 unfold in front of his eyes from a house in neighbouring Brooklyn cross the East Rivert. The author of the Rabbit tetralogy told how the “horrendous” experience had shocked him deeply.
“To actually be seeing it not a mile awaywas very moving, disturbing, unsettling. It’s like the bottom fell out of your own existence somehow.”
He thought that the attack was a “terrible blow”
to US self-confidence.
“The freedom we have enjoyed in the states has been unusual in
world history and may be becoming more unusual.”



Diplomatic tact exercised by the President Obamae in Interview with Al Arabiya Obama presented a human and peacefull face of America to the Islamic world in the first formal interview addressing global terror war and Iran problem potential solution as well as Israel-Palestinian permanent conflict peacefull resolution. Question: And in the last — since 9/11 and because of Iraq, that alienation is wider between the Americans and — and in generations past, the United States was held high. It was the only Western power with no colonial legacy.
Q How concerned are you and — because people sense that you have a different political discourse. And I think, judging by (inaudible) and Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden and all these, you know — a chorus —
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I noticed this. They seem nervous.
Q They seem very nervous, exactly. Now, tell me why they should be more nervous?
THE PRESIDENT: — what that tells me is that their ideas are bankrupt. There’s no actions that they’ve taken that say a child in the Muslim world is getting a better education because of them, or has better health care because of them.
In my inauguration speech, I spoke about: You will be judged on what you’ve built, not what you’ve destroyed. And what they’ve been doing is destroying things. And over time, I think the Muslim world has recognized that that path is leading no place, except more death and destruction.

Question: Will the United States ever live with a nuclear Iran? And if not, how far are you going in the direction of preventing it?
THE PRESIDENT: You know, I said during the campaign that it is very important for us to make sure that we are using all the tools of U.S. power, including diplomacy, in our relationship with Iran.
Now, the Iranian people are a great people, and Persian civilization is a great civilization. Iran has acted in ways that’s not conducive to peace and prosperity in the region: their threats against Israel; their pursuit of a nuclear weapon which could potentially set off an arms race in the region that would make everybody less safe; their support of terrorist organizations in the past — none of these things have been helpful.

But I do think that it is important for us to be willing to talk to Iran, to express very clearly where our differences are, but where there are potential avenues for progress. And we will over the next several months be laying out our general framework and approach. And as I said during my inauguration speech, if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.

jfk1KENNEDY MISSINGCaroline Kennedy  quits Senate seat bid citing personal reasons traumatised by brutal  gov of ny politicks tricks  comparable to stalin’s daughter traumatic psycho ordeal View  Cinematic  Portrait  of Kennedy Character assasination by media  View poised Caroline Kennedy on VP Choice process  discussed with media View technologos abstract sur cinemascapes Kennedy clan cinematic portraits of assasinations and tragic death  of John Kennedy Junior at View  John Kennedy president assasination drama and
View technologos surcinemascape and John Kennedy assasination

  NY Gov Paterson ‘ blind date’  cinematic media brutal politics circus with midnight call choice of Kirsten Gillibrand  who might be  a troyan horse of  vague alien forces  to Obama’s political presidency enthroned  by  moral courage endorsement by Caroline Kennedy who quits  Senate bid due to vague  ambivolent  personal reasons and and

bodyanastasIN MEMORIAM of HR lawyer Stanislav Markelov and  journalist Anastasia Baburova  who were remembered and eulogised for political advocacy intellectual courage all over  Russia  with grief and outrage in a country where lawyers and journalists who challenge the official version of justice are frequently murdered. Markelov was shot dead in broad daylight in downtown Moscow on January 19, many of his colleagues said they were certain it was this habit of challenging the authorities in the
courts that cost him his life.

Colleagues compare these events with the 2006 killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya — a client of Markelov’s and a fellow enemy of rights abuses in Chechnya and across former President Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Prominent rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva called the shooting “a disgrace for Russia” while a well-known HR lawyer Yury Schmidt named – a political assasination :  “I see this as an assassination that was clearly politically motivated. I don’t know if this was an act of vengeance, a
warning for others.” 

plane_crash2US AIRLINER HUDSON RIVER DITCHED  Pilot Chelsey Sullenberger Cinematic  Portrait  while investigators say the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 told controllers just moments after takeoff: “We’re gonna be in the Hudson.  We hit birds. We lost thrust in both engines.”  Aircontrollers then asked if he wanted to return to LaGuardia, but he said he had no power left.
US AIRWAYS Pilot Chelsey Sullenberger, a former US AF fighter pilot steered by gliding the crippled jetliner over NYC and brought it down on the Hudson  river  US AIRLINER HUDSON RIVER AIRCRASHLANDING CHRONICLE  BY US AIRWAYS Pilot Chelsey Sullenberger, a former US AF fighter pilot (with superb NYC resque NYC crews operation) steered the crippled jetliner over NYC and brought it down on the river, warning passengers to “brace for impact.”