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International Developments

? 45% of US voters polled oppose “supplying munitions” to Syrian rebels, while 57% of Britons also reject arming them.

? “Iran threatens to destroy Tel Aviv, Haifa if Israel attacks”.

? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally apologized to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan “for the 2010 raid on a flotilla headed for Gaza, during which Turkish nationals were killed.”  Erdogan accepted Netanyahu’s apology and the two have agreed to “normalize relations”.

? President Obama foresees Syria being a terrorist safe haven when the Assad regime fails.

? President Obama promised to “work with Congress to provide Jordan an additional $200 million in aid this year . . .  to cope with nearly half a million [Syrian] refugees”.

? “Is Egypt Being Primed For A Coup?”

? Baghdad Bob’s “Ridiculous, True Predictions“.

? “Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda . . .  is on the way to The Hague in the custody of the International Criminal Court.”

? Pope Francis may be for helping the poor endure the suffering brought by economic injustice, but is he  for helping free them from the causes?  Accounts of an Argentine priest, relative of a tortured priest, representative of mothers of other tortured persons, and a journalist.

International Finances

? “While Cyprus Sinks, France and Slovenia Start to Founder”.

? “Fitch has warned it could strip the UK of its triple A rating next month”.

? “[P]reliminary charges have been filed against former President Nicolas Sarkozy in connection with allegations he illegally took donations from France’s richest woman for his 2007 election campaign.”

Money Matters USA

? “Solution to Student Debt is to Get the Banks Out of the Education Business“:  Michael Hudson.

? More on the “Rentier Agenda”:  “low tax rates on unearned income flowing to passive investors, replacing public utilities with private toll-charging monopolies, and pursuing policies that deter inflation, even at the risk of prolonged, mass unemployment and idle factories.”

? Sarah Raskin of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, thinks growth of “low-wage, temporary jobs [leaves] the recovery on shaky ground”.

? A Wells Fargo typo led to a nightmarish situation ultimately resulting in foreclosure.  The homeowner, Larry Delassus, died of a heart attack in the courtroom during his “negligence and discrimination case” against Wells Fargo. Delassus’ pro bono lawyer now intends to launch a wrongful death suit.

? Raj Rajaratnam is in prison for 11 years, guilty of  swapping “secrets about public companies with other hedge fund managers and friends”.  His brother, Rengan Rajaratnam has now been charged “with conspiring with his brother to cheat on Wall Street”. [cont’d.]

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