Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Investing in a Bubble Mania Stock Market Trending Towards Financial Crisis 2.0 CRASH! - 9th Sep 21
2.Tech Stocks Bubble Valuations 2000 vs 2021 - 25th Sep 21
3.Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
4.Stock Market FOMO Hits September Brick Wall - Evergrande China's Lehman's Moment - 22nd Sep 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
7.AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
8.Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
9.Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
10.Global Stock Markets Topped 60 Days Before the US Stocks Peaked - 23rd Sep 21
Last 7 days
How Stagflation Effects Stocks - 5th Dec 21
Bitcoin FLASH CRASH! Cryptos Blood Bath as Exchanges Run Stops, An Early Christmas Present for Some? - 5th Dec 21
TESCO Pre Omicron Panic Christmas Decorations Festive Shop 2021 - 5th Dec 21
Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast Into Mid 2022 - 4th Dec 21
INVESTING LESSON - Give your Portfolio Some Breathing Space - 4th Dec 21
Don’t Get Yourself Into a Bull Trap With Gold - 4th Dec 21
GOLD HAS LOTS OF POTENTIAL DOWNSIDE - 4th Dec 21
4 Tips To Help You Take Better Care Of Your Personal Finances- 4th Dec 21
What Is A Golden Cross Pattern In Trading? - 4th Dec 21
Bitcoin Price TRIGGER for Accumulating Into Alt Coins for 2022 Price Explosion - Part 2 - 3rd Dec 21
Stock Market Major Turning Point Taking Place - 3rd Dec 21
The Masters of the Universe and Gold - 3rd Dec 21
This simple Stock Market mindset shift could help you make millions - 3rd Dec 21
Will the Glasgow Summit (COP26) Affect Energy Prices? - 3rd Dec 21
Peloton 35% CRASH a Lesson of What Happens When One Over Pays for a Loss Making Growth Stock - 1st Dec 21
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: I Fear For Retirees For The Next 20 Years - 1st Dec 21 t
Will the Anointed Finanical Experts Get It Wrong Again? - 1st Dec 21
Main Differences Between the UK and Canadian Gaming Markets - 1st Dec 21
Bitcoin Price TRIGGER for Accumulating Into Alt Coins for 2022 Price Explosion - 30th Nov 21
Omicron Covid Wave 4 Impact on Financial Markets - 30th Nov 21
Can You Hear It? That’s the Crowd Booing Gold’s Downturn - 30th Nov 21
Economic and Market Impacts of Omicron Strain Covid 4th Wave - 30th Nov 21
Stock Market Historical Trends Suggest A Strengthening Bullish Trend In December - 30th Nov 21
Crypto Market Analysis: What Trading Will Look Like in 2022 for Novice and Veteran Traders? - 30th Nov 21
Best Stocks for Investing to Profit form the Metaverse and Get Rich - 29th Nov 21
Should You Invest In Real Estate In 2021? - 29th Nov 21
Silver Long-term Trend Analysis - 28th Nov 21
Silver Mining Stocks Fundamentals - 28th Nov 21
Crude Oil Didn’t Like Thanksgiving Turkey This Year - 28th Nov 21
Sheffield First Snow Winter 2021 - Snowballs and Snowmen Fun - 28th Nov 21
Stock Market Investing LESSON - Buying Value - 27th Nov 21
Corsair MP600 NVME M.2 SSD 66% Performance Loss After 6 Months of Use - Benchmark Tests - 27th Nov 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

Political Wrap - Time to talk with Iran, US Kansas City Mall Shooting and the Broken Olmert

Politics / Middle East Apr 30, 2007 - 12:03 AM GMT

By: John_York

Politics

In a break from the stock market wraps.

Talking to the Iranians
America after nearly 30 years is being forced into direct talks with Iran. As Condoleza Rice mentioned on Sunday whilst referring to Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki. “I will not rule out that we may encounter one another, This isn't an opportunity to talk about US-Iran issues. This is really an opportunity for all of Iraq's neighbours to talk about how to stablise Iraq”


Iran has the upper hand, but the US is unlikely to give ground, still it is a small step in the right direction given the military build up in the Gulf.

Though its not all plain sailing for the Iranian Government, there is growing dissent in the country against the hard line mullahs who repeatedly try and ram hard line fundamentalist Islam down Iranian peoples throats, who naturally want to be rid of this extremism and get on with ordinary life. But while you have similarly pseudo neo-con fascism in the Whitehouse, hell bent on making war and stealing resources, the Iranian peoples are more than likely to unite around a government, even if they secretly despise that government as the alternative, i.e. what the US has accomplished thus far in Iraq is far worse !

Kansas City Shootings, Again, and again, and ?
Four dead, including the gunmen and one police officer, why the international press coverage ? Four dead is nothing to the 600 shot dead in America every week ! With over 200 million hand guns in the hands of virtually anyone who cares to acquire one within minutes, is it still surprising ? Yes it follows on from the last psycho shooting spree of 30+ dead at Virginia Tek. But the americans never seem to learn the lessons, NEVER, there is something fundamentally uncivilized in a country that allows 600 people to be shot dead every week without lifting a finger to do something about it. Apparently 600 murders happen in Iraq every week, so GW Bush is succeeding in bringing to bare some US influence upon the Iraqi people.

Broken Olmert
The disaster of Israel effectively losing its war with Hizbollah continues to haunt Prime Minister Olmert. Leaked text from the report on the war suggests a litany of failures, including not considering military opinion, silencing dissenting voices, underestimating the strength of Hizbollah and for setting goals that could not have have not been achieved. Namely destroying Hizbollah and release of the two Israeli soldiers held captive by Hizbollah.

The war cost 160 israeli lives (mostly soldiers) and more than 1200 Lebanese lives (mostly civilians), with widespread destruction of Lebanese infrastructure.

UK Election
Meanwhile the UK prepares for the May 3rd local elections, the only point of note will be that it is one more step on the route towards Tony Blair stepping down this summer. Gordon Brown continues to grow more nervous about his inheritance with each passing day, especially in light of Labour's weakening poll ratings putting Labour on 30% and the Tories on 38%, the worst in 20 years. This, in a month that ends with more UK soldiers killed in Iraq, than since the March 2003 invasion, definitely does not help matters.

That's a political wrap, until next week.

By John York

(c) Marketoracle.co.uk 2007


© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in