November 18, 2006
Condi speaks to a 'New Middle East' and about, "not going back to the old one."
A relatively unknown map of the Middle East, NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan, and Pakistan has been circulating around strategic, governmental, NATO, policy and military circles since mid-2006. It has been causally allowed to surface in public, maybe in an attempt to build consensus and to slowly prepare the general public for possible, maybe even cataclysmic, changes in the Middle East. This is a map of a redrawn and restructured Middle East identified as the “New Middle East.”
-- U.S. companies shouldn't worry about inflation if they're planning on expanding their business, President Barack Obama said Thursday. "We're not seeing a broad-based inflation trend," Obama said at the first meeting of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. At the same meeting, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said substantial world oil reserves should help with any disruptions to oil supplies, amid worry over turmoil in oil-exporter Libya. Obama said he thinks "we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation" and that it will stabilize.
Posted by Fatboy at 2/24/2011 03:23:00 PM