Today's Top Issues

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
April 28, 2008
Issues of the Day

Here’s a look at some of the stories in the news that the Spokesman will most likely be asked about by the press today:

1. Russian nuclear shipment en route to Iran is stopped in Azerbaijan (Associated Press)

2. Assassination attempt by Suspected Taliban Insurgents on Afghan President Hamid Karzai (New York Times Login Required)

3. Unrest in Zimbabwe Amid Presidential Election Recount (Wall Street Journal)

4. Contract Delays Lead to Stalled Progress in Iraq (Associated Press)



Tennessee, USA
April 29, 2008

Joe in Tennessee writes:

How about this as well:

  1. Iran launches privately made stealth submarine last week capable of simultaneously launching missile and internal munitions.
  2. China shipment of arms to Zimbabwe turned back, from The shipment is in Angola now. Press TV. So China who holds 38% of the UN Secruity council seats is sending small arms and PRLs to a country in turmoil with elections going on as well? Cosco, who owns the arms is a China State owned company.

On Karzai, do you honestly believe the Taliban would miss? The entire event sends up too many red flags to me. Why suddenly would there only be such a small and basically insignificant attempt when they have so much fire power and ability? It is a political rouse only as an attempt to upgrade spending and support from outside sources. Create a problemã.ummm. Karzai has a poor reputation on spending others money as it is.

April 29, 2008

John in Greece writes:

"Iran is paying Russia more than $1 billion to build the light-water reactor at Bushehr"
"Syria has acquired nuclear technology from N. Korea." (Sat/AP photos prove this)

What's happening in the area?


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