Russia puts cracks in united front against IranThen more on Iraq: Is the Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani pulling out of Iraq?
Country unexpectedly wants to change U.S.-backed anti-nuclear resolution
VIENNA, Austria - Unexpected Russian opposition to key wording of a U.S.-backed Security Council draft resolution is straining international unity on how to deal with Iran's nuclear defiance, U.N. diplomats said Saturday.
The apparent change of heart is the latest obstacle in the months-long attempt to pressure Iran's hardline Islamic government to suspend uranium enrichment, which many countries fear Tehran wants to use for a nuclear program.
BAGHDAD, July 21 (Reuters) - Iraqi leaders have all but given up on holding the country together and, just two months after forming a national unity government, talk in private of "black days" of civil war ahead.Bush has successfully turned us all (in the minds of the Arab world, at least) into the same kind of mindless, bloodthirsty, anti-Islamic assassins that he's tried to paint them against us as. It is the height of hypocrisy, he's made us even worse than "the enemy".
Signalling a dramatic abandonment of the U.S.-backed project for Iraq, there is even talk among them of pre-empting the worst bloodshed by agreeing to an east-west division of Baghdad into Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim zones, senior officials told Reuters.
Tens of thousands have already fled homes on either side.
And since I brought up hypocrisy and forgot to mention this earlier, isn't it just a tad bit totally-fucking-insane to demand that Hezbollah disarm and Iran and Syria stop supplying them with weaponry when we are in the process of supplying Israel with weaponry?