An Argentine state investigation recently revealed that a prosecutor, who had investigated and found proof of
complicity in the 1994 terrorist bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, had been murdered during the
leftwing presidency of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Former President Alberto Fujimori, who was in ill health while serving a lengthy prison sentence, was pardoned at Christmas by the current Peruvian President for Fujimori’s human rights violations. The former President committed the crimes in the course of crushing the Maoist Shining Path guerillas, the most brutal terrorist group in
After his pardon, Fujimori asked the people of Peru for
Senator George Weah, a former soccer star, won the presidential election this week in
defeating the ruling party Vice President under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who had
been elected in 2005 over Weah, following the second Liberian Civil War. The election was conducted peacefully and
without irregularities. Weah promised to
reduce corruption to make impoverished Liberia more
business-friendly. The expected democratic
transfer of power will be Liberia’s
first peaceful one since 1944.
The President of the
this week following the completion of its legislative session and scheduled
parliamentary elections for March 4. The
dissolution of the assembly was expected after the recent passage of Italian
Republic Italy’s new
The Supreme Court of South Africa this week ordered the national legislature to develop rules for impeachment, a necessary step in the removal of President Jacob Zuma from office. He is accused of public corruption for having embezzled public money for personal gain and for violation of the constitution. The loyal opposition, as well as some of the dominant ruling leftwing party, supports impeaching and removing Zuma, but a majority of the ruling party still supports him to allow him to continue in office.
Widespread demonstrations in the Islamic Republic of Iran this weekend that began as protests against increases in prices and included public corruption as a target are now turning against the Iranian support for
Syria’s Assad regime and other
terrorists and the spread of Islamic revolution abroad. Shi’ite Muslim Iran is the world’s foremost
state sponsor of terrorism and its Islamist foreign policy is regionally
destabilizing. It supports rebels in Yemen and is involved in spreading Islamism in Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Iraq and Afghanistan. The demonstrators have even become counterrevolutionary,
in calling for the overthrow of the totalitarian Islamist theocracy.
Massive protests against the rigged presidential election in 2009 were put down by the mullahs who lead
Iran, after the United States under President
Barack Obama declined to support them.
Instead, Obama pursued a nuclear arms deal with Iran that
included dropping economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic and unfreezing
billions of dollars the Iranians used to spread Islamic revolution.
China, whose ships have recently been
intercepted by South Korea
sending oil to Communist North Korea, the Russian
Federation also ships fuel to North Korea, according to reports
yesterday that the shipments have been detected by Western European
intelligence services. Both the Chinese
and Russians help North Korea,
despite China’s and Russia’s support for another round of economic
sanctions against the for its nuclear
missile program. Therefore, a more
effective international policy against Hermit
Kingdom North Korea would have to include
placing increased pressure not only on the Chinese, but also on the Russians.