“Council on Foreign Relations”This Week: U.S. Politics – Pakistan – Kenya – more

From the Council on Foreign Relations

January 4, 2008

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In this Issue:

Obama, Huckabee Stake Their Claims in Iowa

Pakistan’s Frayed Politics

Kenya’s Political Mess

Obama, Huckabee Stake Their Claims in Iowa

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee triumphed in Iowa’s caucuses, vowing change at a time of deepening economic concerns. Read more

Interview with Richard Haass on the Challenges Facing the Next President (Nikkei)

Op-ed: “Presidential Hopefuls and the Middle East” by Steven A. Cook (Arab Reform Bulletin)

Campaign 2008 in Foreign Affairs: A series of articles by the top candidates previewing the foreign policy agendas they would pursue if elected

CFR Experts on U.S. Strategy and Politics

Pakistan’s Frayed Politics

Bhutto’s assassination and the turmoil that followed highlight serious problems in Pakistan’s transition toward democracy. Read more

Gwertzman Interview with Richard Haass: Pakistan Faces “Prolonged Difficult Future”

Backgrounder: Pakistan’s Institutions and Civil Society

Policy Options Paper: Pakistan

CFR Experts on Pakistan

Kenya’s Political Mess

CFR’s Michelle Gavin discusses the violence and political tumult that have erupted in the wake of Kenya’s December elections. Hear more

Council Book: Beyond Humanitarianism – What You Need to Know About Africa and Why It Matters

Interactive Map: Horn of Africa

Council Special Report: Planning for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

CFR Experts in the News

Russia (1/2): Ray Takeyh looks at the evolving relations between Iran, Russia, and the United States as they pertain to global energy markets, in the International Herald Tribune.

U.S. Foreign Policy (1/2): Richard Haass argues that today’s global challenges warrant an interest-based foreign policy, in The National Interest.

Pakistan (12/28): Mohamad Bazzi urges Congress to “increase pressure on the Bush administration to drop its support of the autocratic and ineffective Musharraf,” in the Daily News.

Persian Gulf (12/27): Walter Russell Mead argues that the security of domestic energy supplies plays a relatively small role in U.S. Persian Gulf policy, in the Wall Street Journal.

Britain (12/23): Walter Russell Mead writes that “British politics are boring no longer,” in the Washington Post.

U.S. Economy (12/21): Mark Fisch and Benn Steil write that the U.S. must “root out bad debt or more pain will follow,” in the Financial Times.

Iraq (12/21): Mohamad Bazzi looks at the implications of Muqtada al-Sadr’s decision to become an ayatollah, in the Nation.

 

 
 
 
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New Bush weapon to be used against protesters

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US developing ‘pain from a distance’ weapon
By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent
(Filed: 03/03/2005)

The US military is developing a weapon that delivers a bout of excruciating pain from afar to use against protesters and rioters.

Pulsed Energy Projectile weapon
The weapon produced ‘pain and temporary paralysis’ in animals

Documents released under the US Freedom of Information Act show that scientists have received funding to investigate how much pain can be induced in individuals hit by electromagnetic pulses created by lasers without killing them.

Due to be ready for use in 2007, the Pulsed Energy Projectile weapon is designed to trigger extreme pain from a distance of one-and-a-quarter miles.

It fires a laser pulse that generates a burst of expanding plasma – electrically charged gas – when it hits something solid. Tests on animals showed it produced “pain and temporary paralysis”.

Pain researchers told today’s New Scientist magazine that the technology could end up being used for torture and that it was unethical.

Andrew Rice, a consultant in pain medicine in London, said: “I am deeply concerned about the ethical aspects of this research.”

Methods of Artificial Weather Manipulation(AWM) help agriculture, devastate the enemy and control the world economy

 
 
 
 
 
 

Methods of Artificial Weather Manipulation(AWM) help agriculture, devastate the enemy and control the world economy 2005

Scientists, Weather Engineers and Space Specialists are working towards something that can change human civilization forever! It is the methods of artificial weather modification.

The process when perfected, can help in agriculture, getting rid of droughts, floods and avoid cyclones and typhoons.

It is also the process by which the enemy can be devastated, artificial floods, cyclones and typhoons created.

It can allow controlling the world economy and agricultural commodity markets.

In ancient religions and legends, weather control, creation of cyclone, rain, flood, drought were nothing new. In the modern age the Scientists and technologists are busy perfecting the weather control sciences. It is shaping up as the most vibrant area of research and development.

Many countries are mastering the science of weather control. As a matter of fact many experts predict that a war game is being played by major powers in the world to demonstrate their capabilities of weather control. Most of these initiatives are classified and shoved off from the public. The only way one can track these initiatives is to look at countries taking actions to shield against weather control experiments.

Recently, scientists and engineers have started unveiling the actual methods of weather control. Some primitive methods like Cloud-top seeding can confuse you and point you to a wrong direction. Cloud-top seeding is usually performed between the temperatures of -5°C and -10°C. The greatest amount of super-cooled liquid water is usually found within this range. This corresponds to an altitude range of 15,000 to 22,000 ft depending upon location. Dropping or ejecting silver iodide flares into the growing cloud turrets dispenses seeding agent. The seeding agent is placed into the super-cooled clouds where nucleation is desired, so the updrafts in these cases are relied upon only to provide a continuing source of condensate. This delivery technique requires less anticipation on the part of those directing the seeding operations and may have a more immediate effect.

The more modern methods involve artificial ionization of earth’s atmosphere between 15,000 and 30,000 ft. and above. Manipulating the ionosphere and use of controlled solar-terrestrial interactions can create much larger effects. Scientists are realizing that the earth’s weather is controlled by Sun’s natural Electromagnetic Radiation reaching the earth. The Sun’s Radiations and Ultraviolet Rays have to cross the ionosphere to reach the earth.

There are early indications that the solar radiations and flares are directly responsible for planetary weather changes. And Solar flares and levels of radiations are caused by bombardment of cosmic rays on the Sun from either a distant massive black hole or a star-cluster caused by the collapse of thousands and thousands of stars in a small space.

Computer models obviously focused on the ionosphere, which acts as a filter for the solar radiations to reach the earth. If one can manipulate and control the filter, it becomes a potential source of massive weather modification. That is what the computer simulation models found. Controlling the ionosphere potentially allows weather control. The algorithmic variation of ionosphere can create the magic in a massive scale.

There are many methods of controlling the ionosphere. It is the process of artificially manipulating ion density in the ionosphere. High power transmitter and antenna array operating in the HF(High Frequency) range is one of the methods. There are lots of literature on that in the Internet and declassified scientific research journals.

However, the recent trend is in using super conductors in space satellites to generate intense high intensity electromagnetic flux.

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Hillary Clinton-Böses Erwachen in Iowa

Am Ende blieb Hillary Clinton nur die Flucht nach vorn. Nach ihrer gleichsam überraschenden wie demütigenden Niederlage in Iowa gratulierte die frühere First Lady ihren Konkurrenten und sprach von einer „großartigen Nacht für die Demokraten“.

Von ihrer Niederlage sichtlich gezeichnet: Hillary Clinton

Gewohnt kämpferische Töne

Clinton, die hinter Obama und dem früheren Senator John Edwards lediglich auf den dritten Platz kam, sprach von einer „großartigen Nacht für die Demokraten“. Die hohe Wahlbeteiligung deute auf einen Sieg des demokratischen Kandidaten bei der Präsidentenwahl im November hin, erklärte die frühere First Lady.

Ihren ehrgeizigen Traum, als erste Frau der US-Geschichte ins Oval Office einzuziehen, will Clinton aber nicht aufgeben. „Ich bin bereit für den Rest des Wahlkampfs“, rief sie vor begeisterten Anhängern in ihrem Iowa-Hauptquartier in Des Moines und fügte hinzu: „Ich mache dies seit 35 Jahren, das ist mein Lebenswerk.“ Die hohe Beteiligung an den Parteiversammlungen in Iowa belege die Mobilisierung der demokratischen Basis und den Wunsch nach einem Machtwechsel im Weißen Haus. Es gehe „nicht nur um die Wahl eines neuen Präsidenten, sondern einen Wandel im Land“.

„Ich bin immer noch hier“

Schätzungen zufolge beteiligten sich an den Abstimmungen der Demokraten in Iowa trotz klirrender Kälte rund 220 580 Menschen, deutlich mehr als die 124 000 beim letzten Mal. In ihren Augen ist Obama der glaubwürdigere Garant für den ersehnten Wechsel. An Clinton scheiden sich die Geister. Ihre Kandidatur erscheint wie der Versuch einer dynastischen Fortsetzung der Clinton-Präsidentschaft.

Zu ihren Problemen zählt, dass viele Wähler sie vor allem als berechnende Machtpolitikerin wahrnahmen, die seit Jahren mit kühler Zielstrebigkeit auf eine Rückkehr ins Weiße Haus hinarbeitet. Am auffälligsten war ihre Wandlung von der linksliberalen Feministin zur Politikerin der Mitte, die traditionelle Werte beschwört und in Fragen der nationalen Sicherheit eine harte Linie fährt. Denn Wahlen in den USA werden nicht am linken Rand gewonnen, sondern im politischen Zentrum. Dies ist die Erkenntnis, die hinter dem Erfolg von Bill Clinton steckte.

Bereits am Dienstag stellt sich Clinton wieder dem Wähler, diesmal bei der Vorwahl in New Hampshire. In dichtem Takt folgen dann die weiteren Abstimmungen in den 50 Bundesstaaten. Chancen auf einen Sieg hat sie durchaus noch. „Ich stehe seit 16 Jahren unter Beschuss, aber ich bin immer noch hier“, sagte sie und fügte hinzu: „Wir haben immer gesagt, dass unser Wahlkampf auf das ganze Land ausgerichtet ist.”

Die Powerfrau der Demokraten galt lange als klare Favoritin im Rennen um die Präsidentschaftskandidatur ihrer Partei. Die Senatorin von New York feilte an ihrem Politlebenslauf und sammelte bisher 100 Millionen Dollar Spenden. Ihre Wahlkampfmaschinerie lief wie geölt. In landesweiten Umfragen hat sie stets die Nase vorn. Dass sie in Iowa nur auf den dritten Platz kam, ist ein herber Rückschlag.Denn dem erstem Stimmungstest im Marathonrennen um die Nachfolge von George W. Bush kommt große psychologische Symbolkraft zu: Wer in dem kleinen Mittelweststaat in Führung geht, dessen Kampagne bekommt Aufwind. Bis zu 60 Prozent der US-Wähler geben an, noch nicht zu wissen, für wen sie sich entscheiden werden. Die Unentschlossenen setzen nur auf Siegertypen.

Das Momentum gehört nun

Barack Obama.

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