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June 2010

This ‘A La Carte’ G-20 Summit is the Worst That Could Have Happened

June 30, 2010 // L'Expansion - France - French

The United States in particular, which should have taken on the role of leader, did a last minute U-turn on the topic of regulation to focus on the question of growth. This is not very surprising, but it is serious, even more serious than two years ago, when we hoped that the crisis would be an opportunity to put things back in place.

The President’s Finger

June 30, 2010 // Addustour - Jordan - Arabic

Today, President Barack Obama indicated that a law which permits the president to shut down the Internet at the push of a button would be employed in “times of crisis or national emergency."

Who Is Really Doing the Dirty Work

June 30, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

The majority of the money coming out of these businesses is going to end up in first world nations, which are the final destinations of these mafias’ products and services.

The Supreme Court Upholds the Right to Bear Arms

June 30, 2010 // Le Figaro - France - French

In the United States, a Supreme Court decision issued Monday prohibits states and cities from undermining the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Supporters of the right to bear arms claimed a victory. The final barriers that had prevented American citizens from defending themselves have just been removed. In a [Read more]

The Dismissal of General McChrystal: Checkmate

June 30, 2010 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

After qualifying as incompetent the civilians having authority over the U.S. military, General Stanley McChrystal was dismissed by President Barack Obama in less time than it takes to say it. To understand the importance of the action taken by the U.S. chief executive, remember that this is the first time in 60 years [Read more]

Furkan Dogan and the Gaza Flotilla

June 30, 2010 // ISN Security Network - Switzerland

As America prides itself as pre-eminently a nation of laws, Washington must realize the future consequences of ignoring such a blatant violation of international law to be whitewashed by a commission composed of perpetrators supporting the attack.
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