fix articles 140733, international relations committee
$5.1B Proposed in Sales, Upgrades, Weapons for Pakistan's F-16s (tags)
On June 28/06, the US DSCA notified Congress via a series of releases of its intention to provide Pakistan with a $5.1 billion Foreign Military Sales package to upgrade the F-16s that serve as the PAF's top of the line fighters. Some of these items had been put on hold following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan & Kashmir, but the request for 36 new F-16 Block 50/52s is now going ahead following the required 30-day review period, along with new weapons, engine modifications, 60 F-16 upgrade kits that would cover Pakistan's older F-16 A/Bs plus other aircraft it might buy second-hand, and related equipment.
Illinois Congressman Jerry Weller,Refco and the collapse of Guatemala's Bancafe Bank (tags)
Illinois Republican Jerry Weller does indeed have a conflict of interest in Guatemala besides his wife Zury Rios Sosa,daughter of ex-Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Rios Montt.Refco that donated to at least one of Jerry Weller's political campaigns in the past has collapsed and been found to be committing investor fraud and hiding certain transactions that should have been accounted for as losses.This has led to billions of dollars in investor losses worldwide.
“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland (tags)
On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”
Israeli Interpol Fugitives in Washington (tags)
Russia's billionaire "oligarchs" are closely connected to Israel. Recently, some cronies, wanted by Interpol, were feted by pro-Israel Congressman Tom Lanton (D, Calif) -- AP covered this up -- and much more.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Press Conference (tags)
Press conference on Republicans' attempt to link migration and immigration policies to Mexico's cooperation with US oil interests.
Critics pressing U.N. agency, despite little progress on case (tags)
Israel slandering the UN Relief Agency. Israelis want the Palestinians to starve to death.