Friday, November 21, 2008

In the News: Nov-21

U.S. world dominance fading: intelligence agency - 21 Nov 2008 at 2:07pm - Within the next two decades, the world's power dynamics will shift in a way that will see a deterioration in the United States' superpower status, according to a report by the country's intelligence agency.

Bug-sized spies: US develops tiny flying robots - 21 Nov 2008 at 2:44pm - DAYTON, Ohio -- If only we could be a fly on the wall when our enemies are plotting to attack us. Better yet, what if that fly could record voices, transmit video and even fire tiny weapons?

Napolitano: Send Guard back to the border - 21 Nov 2008 at 12:51pm - PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, President-elect Barack Obama's reported primary choice for Homeland Security secretary, says she still thinks National Guard troops should be sent back to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Thousands protest in Iraq against U.S. troops pact - 21 Nov 2008 at 9:58am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Followers of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr marched on Friday against a pact letting U.S. forces stay in Iraq until 2011, toppling an effigy of President George W. Bush where U.S. troops once tore down a statue of Saddam Hussein.

Thought for the day:
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power. -Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - )


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