Monday, September 24, 2012

News of the Day Sept 23, 2012

(Associated Posers) – KYOTO, Japan – Japan to file an official protest against China after four naval vessels into it's territorial claims at the Senkaku Islands. The US and Japanese navies are to hold maneuvers in the region. China also claims the islands. Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister, Chikai Kawai, is visiting Beijing to discuss the dispute. Meanwhile Taiwan is apparently sending its own ships under the theory that if it is Chinese territory that their nation is the real China.

(Associated Posers) – KARACHI, Pakistan – Pakistan Foreign Minister says the United States should rethink “the freedom of speech”. Meanwhile the Pakistan government distances itself from the $100,000 offer by its own Railroad Minister, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, for the deaths of the filmmakers who produced “The Innocence of Muslims”. This comes days after TV ads pad for by the Obama administration touched off riots in dozens of cities.

(Routers) This Date In History: German Troops Riot in Italy Over Disney Film. Anti-German propaganda film released by RKO featuring an insulting Donald Duck lambasting Mein Kampf and using a racist caricature of Japanese General Tojo.

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(Associated Posers) – WASHINGTON DC – President Obama dismissed concerns that Iran and Israel could become involved in a shooting war by calling it 'noise': “I am going to block out—any noise that’s out there”. When asked about why his administration took so long to come clean about the attack in Libya that left four dead, including the Ambassador, Obama referred to it as a “bump in the road”. Meanwhile on the campaign trail Barack Obama asked if Romney wanted to start a war. Others suggest that having the US President be disengaged from world events is making conflict more likely.

(Associated Posers) – TEHRAN, Iran – Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran’s state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television. Saying his country would not start a war he nevertheless says it might make a pre-emptive strike against Israel and the US.

(Associated Posers) -SEOUL, South Korea – Park Geun-hye, a leading candidate for President, apologized to the country for the dictatorship of her father, Park Chung-hee, who ruled the country for 18 years from 1961 to his assassination in 1979. She is the candidate of the ruling Saenuri Party as well as for her own New Frontier Party. If elected she would be South Korea's first female President. Concerns over her thoughts of the dictatorship of her father had eaten away at polling leads over her two rivals Moon Jae-in and Ahn Cheol-soo.

(Associated Posers) – CALIFORNIA – Nudist colony workers threaten strike over workplace rules that often leave them sunburned and open to sexual harassment.