· June, 2007

Stories about U.S.A. from June, 2007

Egypt: US Threatens to Cut Back Aid

The US is threatening to cut military aid to Egypt by $200m, but blogger Issandr El Amrani thinks it is unlikely. “I was in Washington a few weeks ago and interviewed several Egypt-watchers there — including administration officials — who did not think this would happen,” he notes.

Vietnam: America and Racism

  9 June 2007

VietPundit is offended by people who think of US as a racist country. “The truth is that there’s less racism in America than anywhere else on earth. Just from the little corner of Asia where I came from: the Vietnamese hate the Chinese, who can’t stand the Japanese, who despise...

Russia: “The Azeri Option”

Sean's Russia Blog reports that at the G8 Summit, Bush and Putin “appeared to come to some agreement over the placing of missile defense systems in East Europe” – thanks to the surprise “Azeri option.”

Iraq: Red Cross Scam

“Apparently there is a new scam going on where someone pretending to be the Red Cross calls the wife of a deployed service member in Iraq. They notify the wife that the husband has been hurt and has been sent to Germany for treatment, but that he cannot receive treatment...

Algeria: US Stance Towards Turkey ‘Ironic’

  6 June 2007

Algerian blogger Nouri finds it ironic that US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday cautioned Turkey against sending troops into northern Iraq, as it has threatened, to hunt down Kurdish rebels it accuses of carrying out terrorist raids inside Turkey.

Israel: Shrinking Gap

“Last month the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot carried a small item that the U.S. restaurant chain Hooters plans to open its first branch in Israel this summer. That was followed by a piece indicating that a Tel Aviv radio station is in negotiations to bring the Howard Stern Show to...

Palestine: Peace Index

“The United States is among the least peaceful nations in the world, ranking 96th between Yemen and Iran, according to an index of 121 countries. According to the Global Peace Index, created by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Norway is the most peaceful nation and Iraq is the least, just after...

Morocco: US-Iran Hostage Crisis Relived

“The Iranian government has arrested and jailed a fourth person with dual Iranian and American citizenships. His name is Ali Shakeri and he is a California businessman and founding member of UCI's Center for Citizen Peacebuilding. I am starting to put more credence in the theory that is floating around,...