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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves as he arrives to pay respect at the Heroes Cemetery, where Indonesian soldiers are buried Thursday, May 11, 2006, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Iran’s president accused Western powers of double standards in their campaign against his country’s nuclear program, and said he was ready to negotiate with any country to resolve the dispute, but said that any threats against his country would make talks difficult.

Iran Leader Calls Israel an ‘Evil’ Regime

Iran’s president on Thursday called Israel’s government a “regime based on evil,” but also said he was ready to negotiate with the United States and other countries over his country’s nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has previously said Israel should be wiped off the map, also told a cheering crowd of students in Indonesia’s capital that the Jewish state “cannot continue and one day will vanish.”

Students in the crowd held up posters saying “Iran in our Hearts,” and “Nuclear for Peace.”

“We do not need to be dependent on others,” he said, adding international isolation would serve only to “motivate” the country’s nuclear scientists.

More bloviations from Iran.

Did Ahmadinejad get his “playbook” from Adolph Hitler?


You betcha and……..

The appeasers/engagers had better beware.

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Iran Nuclear Watch: President Bush to President Ahamdinejad – “When Will You Get Rid of Your Nuclear Program?”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – Worry Over Nuclear Program “A BIG LIE”

Iran Nuclear Watch: “Ahmadinejad Isn’t Bluffing”

Iran Nuclear Watch: The Letter from Ahmadinejad to Bush

Iran Nuclear Watch: UNSC Foreign Ministers Fail to Agree on Iran Resolution

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A US Sheriff holds two examples of methamphetamine taken on a bust. The profoundly addictive synthetic drug methamphetamine has become a “global threat”, topping cocaine and heroine use combined, US authorities said.

AFP: Crystal meth climbs to top of narcotics threats: US authorities

The profoundly addictive synthetic drug methamphetamine has become a “global threat”, topping cocaine and heroine use combined, US authorities said.

Methamphetamine trafficking and the movement of its precursor chemicals are an increasing global threat,” US Drug Enforcement Administration chief Karen Tandy told representatives from 76 countries in Montreal this week for the 24th International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC).

“More than 26 million people worldwide use amphetamines — largely methamphetamines — which is more than the worldwide users of heroine and cocaine combined,” she told the international police gathering.

Karen Tandy, administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, makes her opening address at the start of the International Drug Enforcement Conference in Montreal Tuesday, May 9, 2006.

Flap is glad to see the federal government, especially the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) finally getting tough on the global nature of methamphetamine.

After the passage of the Patriot Act and the Combat Methamphetamine Act of 2005 and the restrictions on domestic precursor chemicals (namely pseudoepehedrine) for methamphetamine manufacture, it is now important to go after the precursor chemicals manufacturers abroad.

The Oregonian newspaper in their Unnecessary Epidemic Series has some great peices on the international nature of methamphetamine:

Global board sounds alarm over meth

World wakes up to meth

The Mexican Connection

Mexico’s math problem

Senator asks Fox to intercede

Charts: Imports | Top 10 Importers | Production surges

Suppliers switch strategies

Mexico cuts cold-drug imports

House lawmakers demand international meth summit

Tandy noted that a massive meth lab in Indonesia with exports linked to Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and the United States was seized in November.

Criminal organizations are exporting the narcotic from North America to Japan, she said.

Meanwhile, raw chemical ingredients used to make methamphetamines have been shipped from India and China to South Africa, then to South and Central America or through Egypt, she added.

According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the global market for all narcotics has reached 322 billion dollars per year.

The Attorney General’s Office of alberto Gonzales is taking an increasing aggressive stand against methamphetamine.

Stay tuned……..

Graphic courtesy of the Oregonian.


The Methamphetamine Files

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Florida’s Governor Jeb Bush(L) shakes hands with his brother President George W. Bush, as they step off Marine One, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida on 09 May 2006. President Bush praised his brother Jeb as an “excellent” leader who would make a “great president” of the United States, according to news accounts.

ASSociated Press: A 3rd President Bush? First 2 All for It

Could there be a third President Bush? The current chief said Wednesday that younger brother Jeb would make a great one, too, and has asked him about making a run. The first President Bush likes the idea as well.

Jeb Bush, the Republican governor of Florida, has one asset that his presidential brother doesn’t right now — approval from most of his constituents. While George W. Bush’s approval ratings are in the low 30s, some 55 percent of Florida voters surveyed last month by Quinnipiac University said Jeb was doing a good job.

The governor has repeatedly said he won’t be a candidate for president in 2008, but that doesn’t stop his family from encouraging him to go for it some day.

“I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that’s his intention or not,” the president said in an interview with Florida reporters, according to an account on the St. Petersburg Times Web site.

He said his brother would make “a great president” and that he had “pushed him fairly hard about what he intends to do.”

“I truly don’t think he knows,” Bush said.

Jeb Bush, 53, will end his second term as governor in January. His brother George ends his second presidential term in January 2009. Neither can seek re-election because of term limits.

Flap has met Jeb Bush. He is personable, bright and articulate.

Look for him to be appointed to a Cabinet position after he leaves the Florida Governor’s mansion. If Rudy Giuliani pulls out of the 2008 Presidential race look for a Jeb Bush draft.

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