Wednesday, December 17, 2008

In the News: Dec-17

Treasury moves against alleged bank front for Iran - 17 Dec 2008 at 12:51pm - WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration moved Wednesday to clamp down financially on a New York City business suspected of acting as a front company for Iran's Bank Melli, which has been accused of providing support to Iran's nuclear program.

Panel calls for dropping Blackwater guards in Iraq - 17 Dec 2008 at 12:36pm - WASHINGTON -- A State Department advisory panel is recommending that Blackwater Worldwide be dropped as the main private security contractor for American diplomats in Iraq, The Associated Press has learned.

Thought for the day:
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)


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