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Top Global News for Oct 2nd, 2012

October 2, 2012

Solar and Global Weather Report

Recently we have seen the largest solar minimum for this season in a long time. After the strong wave of solar activity for August and early September we are now seeing a very calm solar stream. This includes hardly any solar flares or CME’s (Coronal Mass Ejections), however the earthquake watch has been taking up the slack in the mean time. Swarms of quakes numbering in the hundreds cluster in small areas like Cuba, the Philippines, and now recently Poland. Current Earth weather is severely dynamic and polarized with Eleven (11) typhoons hitting the Asian Pacific and a handful of them being ‘super typhoons.’

Here, to round it all out, is your 2 Min News:



95% Of ‘Syrian Rebels’ not Syrian

The Syrian crisis is a result of a coherent collective effort by a gang of foreign states – that’s the message Syria’s foreign minister laid out for the UN General Assembly.

International law professor Daoud Khairallah says that Syrians would never inflict such vicious destruction on their homeland and the fact that foreign fighters are involved in the war runs against the UN charter.

Giving up? Or Just Giving In? – “US gives up on peace deal with the Taliban”

Nearly eleven years to the day after US troops went to Afghanistan to begin what has become the United States’ longest running war, senior officials on the ground say America’s chance of achieving a peaceful end anytime soon seems impossible.

Even though the administration of US President Barack Obama has made resolving the war in Afghanistan an obligation since the early days on the campaign trail, the White House’s approach at how exactly to close the curtain on that operation has been altered relentlessly in the years since. Now according to sources speaking out to the New York Times this week, the next action taken by America may very well be throwing in the towel as the US considers once and for all walking away.

That source and others suggest to the media that the time might finally be right to roll out the last of America’s troops in Afghanistan, a decision that comes but only days after the Pentagon confirmed that the 33,000 troops sent overseas in a “surge” at the start of the Obama administration have finally finished their stay.

According to Mr. Agha, some insurgents were willing to work with the Obama administration’s ideas to end the way through negotiations, but all sides of the discussion could be blamed for what is increasingly looking like a total failure

Russia – New Anti-Corruption Bill To Hit Civil Servants

In August, a draft bill was put before the Russian parliament that would force all state employees to close their foreign bank accounts and sell their overseas properties if it comes into effect. The bill covers not only homes purchased by bureaucrats in person but also property acquired by inheritance or as a “gift.”

The bill, if ratified, would pertain to state employees of all ranks – from municipal officials to federal bureaucrats, including members of the military and members of both the lower and upper houses of the State Duma. It is possible that interpretation might be broadened to include senior management of Russian state-owned corporations; statements to this effect have already appeared in the Russian press.

The bill has a good chance of being passed into law by the State Duma, according to Oleg Lebedev of the government’s Russian Communist Party faction. The bill was introduced and advanced by a group of lawmakers that includes members from all four of the dominant political parties from the most recent elections.

Nepalese students mark Int’l Day of Non-Violence

Nepalese students participate in a program marking the International Day of Non-Violence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 2, 2012. Established by a UN General Assembly resolution in 2007, ” International Day of Non-Violence” is observed annually on Oct. 2, coinciding with the birthday of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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