Guardian, Deadline, CNN,
WikiLeaks, Telegraph,
Russia Today, Reuters

Sony Hack Subterfuge,
Spooks, Liars, Surveillance
Blast for December 19

With anonymous hackers said to
be from North Korea defeating
the First Amendment, the trend
of shredding of the Bill of Rights
took an odd turn this week. We
have been told that 'the United
States has identified the source
of the hack as the government
in Pyongyang.' So we are asked
to trust the U.S. government
after years during which U.S.
intelligence services have been
thoroughly discredited. There
are many parties that stand to
gain from the fears that arise
out of this, not least of which
is the national security state and
the NSA at its heart. with this in
mind and with the ramifications
of the story beginning to sink in,
it is time for our regularly
occurring 'hack, surveillance,
spy tech post', which includes
the latest on Edward Snowden,
a warning that Chinese Coolpad
Smartphones have been found
with a 'built-In hacker backdoor';
the most recent WikiLeaks leak
on the U.S. drone program;
CHCQ's new 'app for kids'; and
top Google searches for 2014.

— LIES, SPIES, FIRST AMENDMENT
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SONY: JUSTIFYING SURVEILLANCE?


Vermelho, Brazil
Cuba's Unprecedented
Triumph Over Adversity

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“The history of Cuba, victim
of attacks on its territorial
integrity and the sabotage of
its agriculture, industry,
trade, and so on, including
on its leader Fidel Castro
who escaped thousands of
conspiracies to assassinate
him unharmed, is worthy of
a long treatise on the art of
how not to drown in the
face of incomparable storms."

— ANALYST Eduardo Bomfim

IS THIS A VICTORY FOR HAVANA?

Carta Maior, Brazil
Cuba's Mariel Port: Thaw
in U.S.-Cuba Ties a Victory
for President Rousseff

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“The resumption of relations
between Cuba and the United
States established yesterday by
President Obama shows just
how great Lula and Dilma are
as statesmen and global leaders."

— ANALYST Jose Augusto

CUBA PORT GAMBLE PAYS OFF

El Universal, Mexico
Obama's Cuban
'Electoral Coup'

TRANSLATED SPANISH

“By approaching Cuba
in such a definitive and
historic way, Mr. Obama
gives the Democratic
nominee for president a
golden opportunity to
make Florida the party's
most valuable state in
electoral terms. In short,
what Obama has done,
in terms of U.S. policy,
is a win-win-win. Not
bad for a president
who seemed finished."

— COLUMNIST
Leon Krauze

GOOD FOR HILLARY?

Opera Mundi, Brazil
FLASH: Demonization of
'Cuban Five' Shows U.S.
is the Real Terror Threat

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“The island's government invited
two FBI officials to Havana to give
them a report on the criminal
actions of organizations based in
Florida. In fact, Cuba intelligence
services had infiltrated several
of their agents in Florida. But
instead of neutralizing the people
responsible for terrorist activities,
the U.S. government decided to
arrest five Cuban agents."

— Dr. Salim Lamrani

HEAR BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY

La Jornada, Mexico
From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa
- Racism and Criminalization
of Social Protest is the Rule

“Although the issue of racism in the
United States has been at the center
of the political debate about police
violence, in Mexico it has been little
dealt with by analysts. The fact that
most of the 43 disappeared students
are indigenous has scarcely been said."

— BY R. Aida Hernandez
and Shannon Speed

CONNECTING PROTESTS IN U.S. AND MEXICO

North Korea Central News, North Korea
VIDEO: American Asylum
Seeker Condemns U.S.
and Praises North Korea

RealVideoDec. 15, 00:02:30

"A 29-year-old man from El Paso,
Texas, Arturo Pierre Martinez,
denounced U.S. domestic and
foreign policy on North Korean
TV yesterday, after 'seeking
asylum' in Venezuela by fleeing
to North Korea. According to him,
he too the 'risky journey to reach
the (North) so that I could pass
along some very valuable and
disturbing information."

— NEWS FROM NORTH KOREA

SEEKING ASYLUM IN VENEZUELA?

The Philippine Inquirer, Philippines
Angry She wasn't 'Real Woman',
Report Says U.S. Marine Killed
Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude

“The prosecution panel found aggravating
circumstances that included treachery,
abuse of superior strength and cruelty. ...
The panel theorized that the U.S. Marine
may have been provoked to kill Laude upon
discovering that she wasn't a real woman."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

CONVINCING TRANSGENDER AND ENRAGED MARINE

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
U.S. Senate Report on
CIA Torture Threatens
International Relations

"The ramifications are already
rippling out internationally and
may inflame anti-Americanism
in Muslim-majority countries
whose support could be key for
U.S. success in the campaign
against terrorism. This will only
add to the Obama's tremendous
public diplomacy challenge."

— FORMER U.K. GOVERNMENT
ADVISER Andrew Hammond

The Age, Australia
Sydney Hostage Drama Ends

"The exchange was started by three
discrete bangs. The first brought about
five people from the building. A space
followed between the subsequent two
and then a near-continuous volley rang
out. Dozens of shots were fired."

— SMH Reporter James Robertson
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A HOSTAGE DRAMA UNFOLDS IN SYDNEY

Australia, Australia
VIDEO-TEXT: Sydney Siege -
Muslim Terrorist, Home
Grown, Holds Hostages

"It is evening in Sydney Australia,
about 15 hours since a man
entered the Lindt Chocolate Cafe
in Sydney and took about a dozen
hostages. Monis a 'self-described
cleric and spiritual healer' named
Haron Monis. Early in the siege,
Monis had some of the hostage
unfurl a banner with Arabic text
that read 'There is no God but
Allah and Muhammad is the
messenger of God' - although it
was not an Islamic State banner.
Below is a roundup of coverage
from Australia media, including
a live video feed from Sky News."

— COVERAGE OF THE SIEGE


Folha, Brazil
U.S. Schools Brazil on
Confronting Torture

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“The difference in behavior
of the two countries is very
likely due to, among other
things, the non-existence
south of the equator of
'accountability' - a word that
has no exact translation into
Portuguese (or into Spanish)."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

ROUSSEFF WEEPS OVER TORTURE

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
U.S. Senate Report on
CIA Torture Threatens
International Relations

"The ramifications are already
rippling out internationally and
may inflame anti-Americanism
in Muslim-majority countries
whose support could be key for
U.S. success in the campaign
against terrorism. This will only
add to the Obama's tremendous
public diplomacy challenge."

— FORMER U.K. GOVERNMENT
ADVISER Andrew Hammond

Toronto Star, Canada
Federal Government
Will Act on Intelligence
Obtained by Torture

“The primary responsibility
of Canadian security agencies
is to protect Canadian life
and property. ... We will
continue to ensure that
intelligence is reviewed and
assessed by our intelligence
experts before it is acted upon."

— PUBLIC SAFETY SPOKESMAN
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
Pakistan Condemns
CIA Torture Tactics

"We deplore the systematic
torture of the detainees at
various locations by the CIA.
... the Senate Intelligence
report reinforced Pakistan's
viewpoint that international
human rights, humanitarian
law must be respected while
fighting the terrorist menace."

— Foreign Office
Spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam

Globe & Mail, Guardian, RT,
Canada, U.K., Russia
Sony Hack, Spooks,
Liars, Surveillance

"This is our latest roundup
f rom the dark corners of
human society, starting
with fallout from the hack
of Sony pictures, reaction
from Canada, Britain and
Edward Snowden to the
Senate torture report,
news that CIA Chief John
Brennan plans to stay on
despite justified calls for
him to resign, comments
from the commissioner for
human rights at the Council
of Europe that terrorism is
no justification for mass
surveillance, and news
about a new app that will
allow you to sell 'anything
to anyone in total privacy.'"

— LIES, SPIES AND TORTURE
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JOHN BRENNAN: REFUSES TO LEAVE


Toronto Star, Canada
Recriminations Divide
Washington in Wake
of CIA Torture Report

"In Washington, the news
felt more like an end than
a beginning. With a newly
elected, Republican-led
Congress poised to take
power, powerful chair
positions will also change,
including Feinstein’s seat
on Senate intelligence. This
one extraordinary day of
looking back, however long
in coming, seems unlikely to
repeat in the near future."

— REPORTERS, Mitch Potter,
Michelle Shephard
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FEINSTEIN'S LAST HURRAH?


Folha, Brazil
Black Friday Shows
Brazil's Enduring Love
for the United States

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“This imitation of the 'American
way of life' doesn't surprise me:
a survey by the reputable Pew
Research Center shows that 65
percent of Brazilians have a
positive view of the U.S. About
Brazil itself, even as patriotic
as we are, the percentage of
Brazilians who like the country
is only slightly higher (77 %)."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

THANKSGIVINGLESS BLACK FRIDAY

CBC News, Canada
Ottawa Man's ISIL Video
Called 'Silly,' By Experts

"The newest recruitment video
with young Ottawa jihadist John
Maguire verges on preposterous
by, among other things, trying to
make common cause over hockey."

— REPORTER Andre Mayer

JOHN MAGUIRE: THE SILLY JIHADIST?


ISLAMIC STATE VIDEO: Ottawa
Man John Maguire Seeks
Recruits for Islamic State


The Nation, Pakistan
Al-Qadea Leader Adnan
el Shukrijuma Killed in
Raid, the Army Claims

“Top Al-Qaeda commander
el-Shukrijumah, carrying a
U.S. bounty of $5 million on
his head for plotting attacks
on the U.S. and U.K., was
killed and a soldier martyred,
in an operation in South
Waziristan Agency. ...
Pakistani helicopter gunships
swooped on the militant
hideout, killing Shukrijumah."

— NEWS ITEM, The Nation

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

La Jornada, Mexico
Racism: Police Injustice
in the U.S. Leads to
Even Greater Injustice

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"It's no coincidence that the U.S.
imprisons more of its people
than any other country (with
less that 5 percent of the world's
population, it accounts for about
25 percent of the planet's
imprisoned population)."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CAN THE U.S. ESCAPE THIS CYCLE?

Xinhua, China
Racial Unrest a Stain on
a Hypocritical America

“When it comes to human rights
issues, there are few other states
in the world as self-righteous and
complacent as the United States. ...
It is undeniable that racism against
African Americans or other ethnic
minorities, though not as obvious
as before, persists in every aspect
of the social life of the country."

— COLUMNIST Li Li

POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK?

New Zealand Herald, RT, unBound Digital, N.Z., U.K.
VIDEO and TEXT: Kim Dotcom
Avoids Jail Again; to Launch
United States Political Party

LINKS TO VIDEOS, TEXT, FROM U.K. AND NZ

"a New Zealand court rejected a plea
by the U.S. Justice Department and
New Zealand authorities to have his
bail revoked. He also announced plans
to launch a political party in the U.S.
The U.S. Justice Department claims
that Megaupload made more than $175
million before it was closed, and that
it cost the film and TV industry and other
rights-holders more than $500 million."

— FOUR LINKS TO VIDEO AND TEXT

OUT ON BAIL: NO RETREAT FOR DOTCOM

Huanqiu, China
How Does U.S. Stay
So Calm in the Face
of Ferguson Unrest?

TRANSLATED CHINESE

“We must consider the
why American society can
remain calm as a whole,
whereas if faced with
such issues, China's society
would have a far greater
sense of concern. This may
reflect that China has more
of an awareness of crisis,
but it could also be due to
a lack of self-confidence."

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

FERGUSON: U.S. COPING WELL?

The Australian, Australia
Pax Americana to Give
Way to New World Order

"Future historians may well come
to see 2014 as a bellwether year
in world affairs, marking an shift
to a new, more turbulent world
order no longer dominated by
the values or power of
America and its Western allies."

— Alan Dupont, University
of New South Wales

PAX AMERICANA TO PAX ... WHAT?


The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Kim Jong-un Calls Americans
'Cannibals' and 'Homocides'

“The purpose of my visit [to Sinchon's
Museum of American Atrocities] is to
further enforce education about class
consciousness and opposing American
imperialism. This is to help create the
political conditions needed to arouse
tens of millions of troops and prepare
citizens for a decisive confrontation
with American. Holding illusions about
the enemy will lead only to death."

— SUPREME LEADER Kim Jong-un

KIM JONG-UN DOES HIS OWN DIRTY WORK

La Cronica De Hoy, Mexico
The Missing 43 and the CIA
TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"A growing number of voices point
to the presence of destabilizing
agents in Mexico. The can clearly
be seen from the perspective of a
general uprising - which is what
these protests are. They are well
calculated, progressive, and have
sources of funding no one checks.
Let’s turn to the never-answered
charges of WikiLeaks: that U.S.
soldiers are actively involved in
the drug war [in the form of
negotiations with the drug cartels]."

— COLUMNIST Carlos Ferreyra

MEXICO'S MISSING 43: A CIA HAND?

National Post, Canada
When he Needs his Friends
Most - Obama Humiliates
Australia, Ignores Canada

“There are ominous parallels in how
Obama deliberately humiliated Aussie
Prime Minister Abbott last weekend,
publicly accusing him of being a laggard
on climate change, and how the U.S.
leader has kept Prime Minister Harper
waiting at the altar by withholding
approval of the Keystone pipeline."

— COLUMNIST Matthew Fisher

PRESIDENT OBAMA: BURNING HIS BRIDGES?

La Jornada, Mexico
Undocumented Cannot Count
on Obama Migration Initiative

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"It is fair to wonder whether Obama has
the necessary determination to carry out
his plan to offer temporary migration
regularization, particularly given what
this may mean for the remainder of his
term. Among other items, the possibility
exists that the Republican opposition
will hold up passage of the country's
budget package for next year, which
would bring significant economic risk not
only to the United States but the world."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

DOES PRESIDENT OBAMA HAVE THE MOJO?


El Universal, Mexico
Mexican Leaders Must Back
Mr. Obama on Immigration

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The economic and social agenda of
the U.S. continues to run up deficits,
deficiency and imbalances. Migration
is one of them. The situation should
be reviewed carefully and responsibly
in terms of what Mexico can do to
support Mr. Obama in his battle for
regularization, which to us is not an
issue involving foreigners."

— COLUMNIST Luis Herrera-Lasso

WHAT CAN MEXICO DO FOR OBAMA?


Globe & Mail, Canada
For GOP, Keystone
is a Weapon - and
Obama the Target

"The GOP holds all of the
cards, they're winning,
and they have every
interest in keeping the
game going. The way for
Mr. Obama to make his
problem go away? Cut his
losses and end the game.
Approve the XL pipeline
before Congress returns."

— EDITORIAL, Globe & Mail

KEYSTONE: TIME TO SAY YES?

GLOBE & MAIL: Obama's Keystone
Stance Unworthy of Good Neighbors

NATIONAL POST: Canadians
Finally Get Why Americans
gave up on Obama

TORONTO STAR: Why the
Keystone Pipeline Doesn't Matter

TORONTO STAR: Canada Losing
Friends Over Climate Change


Estadao, Brazil
Like her Friend Putin,
the 'Incompetent' Dilma
Lives in 'Another World'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Guided only by puerile anti-
Americanism, Dilma was one
of the few heads of state
among G20 leaders to save
Putin from the isolation to
which he condemned himself.
In doing so, she may please
her third world cheerleaders
who always thrill at the sight
of someone challenging the
U.S. and its Western allies,
but she diminishes the role of
Brazil. ... The cynicism of the
Russian autocrat is no greater
than Dilma's incompetence."

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

ROUSSEFF: ON THE WRONG SIDE?


O Globo, Brazil
U.S. and China Pact:
Climate Change Game
'Begins in Earnest'

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“In Beijing, U.S. President
Obama and China President
Xi signed an agreement that
sounds like a great first step
toward everything scientists,
the U.N., environmentalists
and climate experts have
been begging for. Together,
the two giants account for
45 percent all the world's
air pollution. The initiative
sends the message that the
game has begun in earnest."

— EDITORIAL, O Globo

WILL THIS REALLY HELP?

The Diplomat, Japan
China and Russia Seek
Expanded Defense Ties

"The message is clear: China and
Russia may both be more or less
estranged from Western powers,
but they have each other. China
and Russia share the same stated
goal as the U.S. and its allies - a
peaceful, stable Asia-Pacific -
but they have very different
views about how to get there."

— COLUMNIST Shannon Tiezzi

PUTIN-XI: THEY HAVE EACH OTHER


Local Media, Australia
G20: Threesomes,
Beer, and Social
Media in Brisbane

It's time to get a last
take on the G20 from
Brisbane's local media
outlets. Not only does
it include some left-
handed compliments
for President Obama
and some off-color
references to a
'threesome' involving
President Obama, Aussie
Prime Minister Tony
Abbott and Japan Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe, it
includes a look at the
obvious: a summary of
what the final G20
Communique says.

— CANADIAN COVERAGE

A FAREWELL TO BRISBANE

Brisbane Times, Canberra Times, The Age
Wall-to-Wall G20
Coverage from Australia

The G20 Summit is underway in
Brisbane, and the Aussie press is
covering it wall to wall. This is
the latest news and the sounding
of some of the nation's leading
columnists on Russian warships,
the 'frontshirting' of Vladimir
Putin, hand-wringing over the
U.S.-China emissions agreement,
and some badmouthing of the U.S.

— Latest from G20 in Brisbane

MAJOR ECONOMIES IN TIME OF WAR


Briz 21, 7 News, RT, FT, Sky News, Euronews
VIDEOS: G20 Opens in Australia;
Russian Warships Raise Tension

It's time for the last summit of President
Obama's Asia trip - the G20 in Brisbane
Australia. Unlike the G8/G7, Vladimir
Putin has not been excluded to the G20,
the ramifications of which are already
being felt. After Australia Prime Minister
Abbott challenged Russian President Putin
over MH17 at the APEC Summit in Beijing,
Russian warships steamed over to the
time Australian coast just as Putin landed
in the country. Here is a sampling of global
coverage of these and other issues from
around the world - starting with local
reports from Brisbane, Australia:

— VIDEO on the G20 in Brisbane

Financial Post, Toronto Star, Macleans, Canada
Canadians Watch, Hope,
and Fret Over Keystone
Pipeline Debate in U.S.

With the Republicans taking
complete control of the U.S.
Congress and the sealing of
an emissions reduction deal
between the United States
and China, Canadian papers
are packed with comment
about whether all of this
means that President Obama
is more ikely to approve Phase
4 of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Here is a sample of the debate
in the Canadian press today.

— CANADIAN COVERAGE

The National Post, Canada
Talk of 'Significant Progress'
on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
is 'Pure Bureaucratic BS'

"'Significant progress' was made at the
8th round of talks in September 2011.
The same meaningless cliche was used
again in July, August, and September
2012, July and October 2013, and May
2014. Then there was the sense of a
breakthrough in Hanoi in September
when 'important progress' was made."

— CORRESPONDENT John Ivison

TRANS-PACIFIC PARNERSHIP BS

SCMP, CCTV, White House, China, U.S.
TEXT-VIDEO: Obama Meets Xi;
Climate Deal; Obama Denies
U.S. Role with HK Protesters

After a 'private banquet' and 'an evening
stroll,' Hong Kong's South China Morning
Post reports that Presidents Obama and Xi
signed agreements on trade, defense and
security, but the deal on the environment
will likely to have the greatest impact.
Of course, whether agreed to limits on
emissions are kept is entirely dependent
on the economies of the two countries.
The two leaders agreed to military
'confidence building measures' to 'reduce
the risks of accidental clashes - which one
would have hoped was already the case.
And a few days ago, an agreement was
struck to reduce duties on electronics.

— The Latest from APEC and Beijing

XI AND OBAMA: SIGNING DEALS IN BEIJING


Folha, Brazil
Republican Victory
Plunges Americas
Summit into Crisis

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“The so-called Bolivarian
countries have announced
that they will only take part
in the Summit in April if
Cuba were invited, which
the U.S. opposes. President
Dilma Rousseff supports
Cuba, which means she will
support a de facto 'disinvite'
to Obama precisely when,
in theory, a rapprochement
between the two nations
would be under way after
the Edward Snowden
episode. … This situation
was there before the
Republican victory, but after
it, things have gotten far
more difficult for Obama."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

A SHOWDOWN NEXT APRIL

Russia Today, CCTV, White House
VIDEOS: Putin, Obama,
Xi, Entertainments at
APEC Summit in China

This is a posting of video from
the APEC summit so far, which
includes a look at the dizzying
array of entertainment put on
for APEC leaders, starting with
the kooky dinner welcomes,
the keynote speeches of Putin,
Obama and Chinese President
Xi, and then performances for
visiting dignitaries - which
are quite impressive indeed.

— PUTIN, OBAMA, XI AND APEC

POLITICS AND ENTERTAINMENT

The Daily Tribune, The Philippines
FLASHBACK: New York Times,
CNN Join in Shaming Aquino
Response to Typhoon Haiyan

It was precisely a year ago that the
Philippines was struck by typhoon
Haiyan/aka typhoon Yolanda. The
strongest storm ever recorded at
landfall, the monster typhoon killed
at least 6300 Filipinos. This column
from the Daily Tribune of the
Philippines, posted November 14,
2013, outlines the scale of the disaster
and the response which was nearly
as catastrophic as the weather event.

— REPORTERS Angie M. Rosales,
Ed Velasco, Charlie V. Manalo
and Gina Peralta-Elorde

TYPHOON HAIYAN: A YEAR AGO

Huanqiu, China
U.S. Midterms: Two
Years of 'Bickering'
is Opening for China

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"With the United States in
need of political consensus
to push through domestic
reforms, its political system
continues to bleed out its
resources on partisan battle.
Whether this is being done
out of pride or frustration
is even being debated by
the Americans themselves."

— EDITORIAL, Hunaqui

MIDTERMS A BOON TO CHINA?


The Age, Australia
VIDEO: Seinfeld Aussie
Parliament Takeover

RealVideoNov. 5, 00:03:10

This is strange: moments
from the Seinfeld comedy
series interposed into clips
of Australian Parliamentary
debates. Why you may ask?
You'll have to e-mail the
prankster who made it -
his name is Huw Parkinson.

— SEINFELD IN CANBERRA

SEINFELD INVADES AUSTRALIA

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Americans Despair
at Nation's Direction

"The U.S. midterm election
results are the equivalent in
a parliamentary system of a
vote of no confidence in
President Obama. They also
reflect a serious crisis of
confidence for Americans.'"

— COLUMNIST Tom Switzer

AMERICA'S CRISIS OF CONDFIDENCE

Globe & Mail, Canada
Do Republicans Simply
Understand Voters Better?

“Personally, I think most Americans
are basically pragmatic. Domestically,
they want governments that work,
and globally they want strength
without adventurism. That seems
reasonable enough to me. As for Mr.
Obama’s legacy - right now, it's hard
for me to see it. I wouldn’t be
surprised if he sinks without a trace."

— COLUMNIST Margaret Wente

REPUBLICANS: MORE UNDERSTANDING?

TORONTO SUN: It's Time
to say 'Yes' to Keystone

GLOBE & MAIL: Republicans
Win, but America Suffers


Toronto Star, Canada
Republicans Dealt Blow,
But Have Yet to Seal Deal

“Two in three Americans - whipped
into a lather by strident Republican
negativity - have succumbed to a
futile anger. They have persuaded
themselves that the nation is heading
for a train wreck when it remains
the envy of much of the world. ...
Crucially, the Republicans have yet
to give working Americans a
positive reason to support them. "

— EDITORIAL, Toronto Star

AMERICANS MISLED BY REPUBLICANS?

Global View, Europe, Asia, Africa
VIDEOS: Global Tour:
Reaction to Midterms -
France, Britain, Iran,
Russia, China, South
Africa and Australia

RealVideoNov. 5, THIRTEEN VIDEOS

This is a sampling of how
broadcasters around the
world are covering today's
midterm election results.

— MIDTERMS: A Global View

TAKING THE GLOBAL PULSE

Macleans, Canada
Obama's Horrid Night May
Be Good News for Canada

“Republicans have wrested control
of Congress—and that could help
Canada’s energy and infrastructure
agendas. ... By replacing Democrat
Mark Udall of Colorado with Cory
Gardner, Republicans gained a 60th
Keystone pro-pipeline vote, making
their majority filibuster-proof. "

— COLUMNIST Luiza Ch. Savage

A BOOST FOR KEYSTONE PIPELINE

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
China's Secret Submarine
Caves: Beyond the Prying
Eyes of the United States

"Beneath the surface of the South
China Sea off the tropical Chinese
resort island of Hainan, an under-
water tunnel guides subs into a
lair reminiscent a Bond spy film."

— REPORTER David Tweed
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CHINA'S HIDEOUTS UNDER THE SEA


Indian Country Today, Native America
U.S. Students Need
to Be Taught Native
American History

“In Germany, students in
elementary school recieve
mandatory lessons on the
Holocaust. In South Africa,
a Truth and Reconciliation
Commission bore witness
to Apartheid. ... It is time
for America to shine a
light on its relationship
with the native Indians."

— Kevin Leecy, Chairman
of the Bois Forte Ojibwe

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

INDIAN COUNTRY: U.S.
Founding Fathers Knew
Indian Nations are Sovereign


La Jornada, Mexico
Despite 'Disgust' with
Obama, U.S. Hispanics
Need to Go and Vote

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"If the Senate is lost, however,
the plan to reform treatment
of the undocumented would be
forbidden, and without a
congressional counterweight
to Republican policies against
illegals in the House, numbers
of deportations would rise. For
those two reasons alone, it is
important that Hispanics go
and vote on November 4th."

— COLUMNIST
Arturo Balderas Rodrigue
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WILL MINORITIES SAVE THE DEMS?


Folha, Brazil
Modern Terrors:
West's Criminal
Justice 'Off Rails'

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“If people are to lose
their status as citizens
for having been sent
to prison, the only
logical solution would
be to shove criminals
into prison forever. Or,
to have them executed
and be done with it."

— COLUMNIST
Joao Pereira Coutinho

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Vermelho, Brazil
Defeat for Dilma Means
Victory for the 'Empire

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"A Dilma win would guarantee
that the project of integration
will suffer no interruptions,
while a victory of Aecio Neves
may delay not only the process
of Latin American liberation
from the clutches of Empire,
but compromise the BRICS."

— COLUMNIST Umberto Martins
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WHY THE BRAZIL POLLS MATTER


Macleans, Canada
Canada Needs Less
Security - Not More

“You could build higher
fences around Parliament
Hill. But then the next
one will shoot up a parade.
You could put a rifle on
every street corner. Yet
the next one will use a
grenade. You could pat
down everyone coming
into Downtown Ottawa.
Then the next one will
attack us at Rideau Hall.'"

— COLUMNIST Scott Gilmore

ON NOT GIVING IN TO TERROR

GLOBE & MAIL: Ottawa Gunman
Sought to Renew Libyan Passport

THE STAR: Prime Minister Hid in
Anteroom - 'We were Fu--ing Lucky'

THE SUN EDITORIAL: Attack Shows
Why Canada Must Help Defeat ISIL

THE SUN: Obama
and the Red Line Lie


The National, Canada
VIDEO: Terrorist Attack
Details Come Into Focus

RealVideoOct. 23, 00:48:05

Canada's national nightly news
broadcast from last night. The
program examines in detail
surveillance footage showing
the gunman before his attack,
Canada's tribute to the man
who shot dead the gunman,
and a look at how Canada
might change after the attack.

— HOST Peter Mansbridge

TERROR ATTACK AFTERMATH

Globe and Mail, Canada
Attack on Ottawa:
What We Know so Far

“THE SUSPECT: Michael Zehaf-
Bibeau -- 32 years old -- Father
is a Quebec businessman who
may have fought in Libya in
2011 -- Mother is deputy chair
on Canada’s Immigration and
Refugee Board -- Zehaf-Bibeau
intended to travel to Libya and
study Islam, but was unable to
secure valid travel documents
from federal officials -- Zehaf-
Bibeau frequently talked about
the presence of Shaytan, an
Arabic term for devils, in the
world, according to a friend.'"

— REPORTER Evan Annett

SHOOTER: WHY DID HE DO IT?

GLOBE & MAIL EDITORIAL:
After Attack, We're Still Canada

GLOBE & MAIL: VIDEO: Reporter
Josh Wingrove on the Mood in
Ottawa the Day After the Attack


Toronto Sun, Canada
An Isolated Incident
or the First of Many
Terrorist Attacks?

“While people who monitor
the radicalization of Islamic
youth and of converts were
talking of this heinous act
being perhaps a retaliatory
act for Canada sending six
CF-18 hornets to Iraq and
question what our security
apparatus may have missed,
people here seem to be of
the opinion it’s more about
a fame-seeker's breakdown."

— COLUMNIST
Joe Warmington

CANADA ON ALERT: IS IT TERROR?

NATIONAL POST: After Terror
Attack, We Must Remember a
to Balance Security, Freedom

NATIONAL POST: After Ottawa
Shooting, a Sense that 'Nothing
Will Ever Be the Same Again'


Ottawa Citizen, Canada
Prime Minister Harper
Accused of Using Terror
Issue for Political Benefit

“I certainly hope that's not what
the prime minister is doing -
latching on to this kind of crisis
to help himself. I know that
Canadians deserve better than
just that. They deserve answers."

— OPPOSITION NDP LEADER
Tom Mulcair

Macleans, Canada
Facebook Tentacles:
'Freeze Your Eggs,
Ladies - it's On Us!

"We should ask whether
the focus on lady parts
reflects another form of
sexism: Why no perk for
the freezing of the male
gonadal product? Male
fertility has a shelf life,
too, though it's a topic
that is seldom discussed."

— COLUMNIST
Anne Kingston
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EGGS FREEZE: WHY WORRY?


Folha, Brazil
Specter of a Dilma
Defeat Puts Fear into
Latin American Left

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“'Of course it's a concern
that the right might return,'
says Bolivia President Evo
Morales. Aecio has said he
will approach toward the
Pacific Alliance - a notion
that Evo rejects outright.
He argues that the Pacific
Alliance is 'an instrument
of the U.S.,' that seeks to
'privatize electricity, the
water and the telephone.'
Clearly, economists from
the Aecio camp would
introduce ideas that are
opposed to Chavismo."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

BRAZIL: LEANING RIGHT?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Al-Qaeda Magazine Calls
for Return of Xinjiang to
Caliphate; and Boycott
of McDonalds, Walmart

"This shows how China's actions
in the region, like encouraging
the migration of Han Chinese
into Xinjiang and restricting
religious dress, are being used
by jihadists to confirm beliefs
that Muslims are threatened."

— REPORTER James Griffiths
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CHINA IN AL-QAEDA'S SITES, TOO


News, Australia
Aussie Troops on Standby
in UAE, Awaiting Status
of Forces Deal with Iraq

"Australia wants a Status of Forces
Agreement to legally indemnify
the Special Forces as they stand
alongside Iraqi Forces in combat
and call in air strikes on IS targets.
Australia sees the SoFA as crucial,
because the agreement would
mean it could not be accused of
participating in an invasion of
Iraq, as occurred back in 2003."

— NEWS ITEM, NEWS

TROOPS AWAIT BAGHDAD DEAL

Semana, Colombia
Fighting the 'Media-Created'
Scarecrow of Islamic State

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The Americans seem to follow
the example of the Mongol hordes,
having exchanged only medieval
horse archers for modern jets and
guided missiles. So today, under
the guise of the media-invented
scarecrow caliphate, or yesterday,
al-Qaeda, they have launched what
they call a 'universal war on terror,'
which is abstract enough, but has
quite specific targets on its radar."

— COLUMNIST Antonio Caballero
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QUESTIONING U.S. MEDIA NARRATIVE


United States, Defense Department
Super High Resolution
Electron Micrographs
of the Ebola Virus

For a real good look at what
we're dealing with, these are
three images that will give it
to you. The articles describe,
among other things, the
'medical countermeasures
program to protect U.S. troops
from biological warfare agents.'

— ELECTRON MICROGRAPHS

EBOLA: EXAMINING THE ENEMY

Australian, Australia
Australia Says 'Too Risky' to
Send Doctors in Ebola Zone

“There's a world of difference between
praising the selflessness of volunteers ...
and ordering Australian personnel to go
into a situation without the kind of risk
reduction that any responsible Australian
government would have to put in place."

— PRIME MINISTER Tony Abbott

AUSTRALIA KEEPS ITS DOCTORS HOME

El Espectador, Colombia
Dania Londono Suare:
The Girl Who Rocked
the U.S. Secret Service

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"She didn’t seem upset while
in my cab ... She even laughed
from time to time. She said the
man was on Obama's security
detail, that he told her this
while at the disco, and that the
man was rude, not only because
he only paid her 30 dollars, but
because he slammed the
hotel door right in her face."

— Cartagena Taxi Driver
Jose Pena
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PERKS OF THE SECRET SERVICE


El Universal, Mexico
U.S. Lawmakers Blind
to the Corruption and
Cartels in their Midst

TRANSLATED SPANISH

“The amount of the influence
amassed by Mexico's crime
cartels would be unthinkable
without active involvement of
accomplices within the U.S.
government. Up until now, it
has been found that the level
of infiltration has reached
border county sheriffs. One
must consider the possibility
that these networks have
already spread beyond that
level to higher authorities."

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

BRAZIL'S RIGHT SIDES WITH U.S.

The Diplomat, Japan
The Downfall of Kim Dotcom

"The fact that no real proof emerged at
the 'Moment of Truth' to back Dotcom's
much promised 'big reveal' – which
revolved around a conspiracy that New
Zealand had granted him residency only
to make it easier for the U.S. to
extradite him – only added to voters'
impression that he was a charlatan.'"

— Professor Geoffrey Miller

KIM DOTCOM: OVERPLAYED HIS HAND


Carta Maior, Brazil
As Dilma Calls for
Peace, Right Calls for
'Captain America'

TRANSLATED PORTUGUESE

“Our foreign policy columnist
'gunmen' accuse the president
of wanting to negotiate with
terrorists and recognizing the
Islamic State. In so doing, they
are firing blanks as part of a
concerted effort to deprive
the president of whatever
handful of votes they can. ...
How dare Dilma and Itamaraty
[Foreign Ministry] appeal for
a peaceful solution to conflict?”

— COLUMNIST Antonio Lassance

BRAZIL'S RIGHT SIDES WITH U.S.

The Monthly, Australia
America and the Fourth
Amendment: What Drives
Mr. Edward Snowden?

"Snowden had decided that, unlike
most previous whistleblowers, he
wouldn't try to remain anonymous.
He was convinced that the public
had a right to learn his motives
and determined to protect his NSA
colleagues from investigation. Nor
would he allow all his documents
to be dumped indiscriminately."

— COLUMNIST Robert Manne

THE FOURTH AMENDENT MATTERS


La Jornada, Mexico
Confronting the
'Digital Panopticon'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"In Mexico, the digital
sphere has become an
area in which the state
exercises direct coercion:
threats, intimidation,
the falsification of
Tweets and the cloning
of Web sites are part of
a catalogue of practices
designed to immobilize
critics and suspend basic
freedoms of expression."

— COLUMNIST Ilan Semo
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THE STATE VS. THE PEOPLE


Huanqiu, China
Inviting U.S. Meddling,
Hong Kong 'Radicals'
are Courting Disaster

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Hongkongers should take a
wider perspective and look
beyond the friction of this
particular circumstance. Hong
Kong society should be keenly
aware of its position in the
geopolitical rivalry between
China and the United States.
Hong Kong people should firmly
oppose the minority of radicals
in their midst attempting to
kidnap the destiny of the entire
city for their own political ends.
U.S. influence will inevitably
stretch out its hands toward
Hong Kong. If Hong Kong turns
into a wrestling arena for
America's 'Asia Pivot' to limit
China's rise, it would be a
disaster for our community.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

HONG KONG: AMERICA TO BLAME?

BBC Mundo, Argentina
Pope Francis Closes in on
Priest Charged w/Pedophilia
Who Escaped U.S. Justice

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"In July, a special papal envoy, Spanish
Cardinal Santos Abril y Castello, paid a
rare visit to Paraguay that has been
interpreted as a mission to evaluate
the situation in the Dioceses of Ciudad
de Este, where the Argentine priest
accused of sexual abuse had been
working for nine years. One source
of tension within the heart of the
Paraguayan Church has been the
presence of Priest Carlos Urrutigoity
who was charged in 2002 of sexual
molestation by a student of the Saint
Gregory Academy in Pennsylvania."

— REPORTER Ignacio de los Reyes
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POPE CLOSING IN ON PEDOPHILE PRIEST


O Globo, Brazil
Post-Fukuyama: Between
Socialism and Barbarism

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“As Fukuyama himself now admits,
in a review of his phrase, history
reacted. Predatory finance capital
retains its power to dictate the
morals and customs of the time, but
it is no longer certain of a future
for only itself, nor does this synthetic
philosophy have the undisputed
blessing the Confucius on the right.
... How about the role of the left in
post-Fukuyama history? Socialism is
having an identity crisis. We may not
know what socialism is any more,
but to know what barbarism is, you
need only open your eyes.”

— COLUMNIST
Luis Fernando Verissimo

END OF HISTORY? NO? SOCIALISM? NO AGAIN

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Netanyahu Tells
U.N. 'ISIS and Hamas are
Branches of Same Tree'

RealVideoSept .29, 00:35:20

" ISIS and Hamas are branches of
the same poisonous tree. ... ISIS
and Hamas share a fanatical creed,
which they both seek to impose
well beyond the territory under
their control. So when it comes
to their ultimate goals, Hamas is
ISIS and ISIS is Hamas.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Benjamin Netanyahu

NETANYAHU: COMES OUT SWINGING

U.N. Headquarters, New York
VIDEO: President Mahmoud
Abbas says Israeli Occupation
Breeds Terrorism Like ISIL's

RealVideoSept .26, 00:36:15

"This last war against Gaza was a series
of absolute war crimes carried out
before the eyes and ears of the entire
world, moment by moment, in a way
that makes it inconceivable that anyone
today can claim that they didn't realize
the magnitude and horror of the crime.”

—PRESIDENT Mahmoud Abbas

ISRAEL PART OF THE CAUSE OF ISIL?

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Syrian Envoy
says Anti-ISIL Coalition
'Better Late than Never'

RealVideoSept .29, 00:20:59

"The war on terror is not only
Syria's war. One day, those
terrorists will return to their
respective countries, and then
no country in the world will be
immune to terrorism recognizing
neither borders or geography.”

— FOREIGN MINISTER
Walid Al-Moallem

SYRIAN REGIME: VICTIM OF TERROR?

U.N. Headquarters, New York
Holy See: Dogma of a
'Clash of Civilizations'
Reinforces Terrorism

RealVideoSept .29, 00:20:57

"With the dramatic situation
in northern Iraq and some
parts of Syria, we are seeing
a totally new phenomenon:
the existence of a terrorist
organization which threatens
all States, vowing to dissolve
and replace them with pseudo-
religious world government.”

— Cardinal Pietro Parolin,
Vatican Secretary of State

THE VATICAN WEIGHS IN ON ISIL

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Foreign Miniser
Lavrov Says West Forced
Russia's Hand in Ukraine

RealVideoSept .27, 00:16:24

"It should be stated honestly that
no one has the monopoly on truth
and no one can anymore tailor
the global and regional processes
to one's own needs. ... forget
about unilateral interests and
national electoral cycles when it
comes to countering the global
threats to all of humanity.”

— FOREIGN MINISTER Sergei Lavrov

STAUNCH DEFENSE OF RUSSIAN ACTIONS

U.N. Headquarters, New York
VIDEO: India Prime Minister
Modi Castigates Nations
Using Terrorism as a 'Tool'

RealVideoSept .27, 00:35:39

"Today, slowly, the whole world
is witnessing terrorism spread all
over. But are we really making
integrated efforts to battle this
scourge? ... there are still some
countries that offer refuge to
international terrorists and use
terror groups as a tool of their
policy. Good terrorism and bad
terrorism. That is what we hear
these days.”

— Prime Minister Narendra Modi

MODI MAKES SMASHING U.N. DEBUT

Folha, Brazil
A Self-Fulfilling
Clash of Civilizations

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"What a pity that the values
which sustain the United
States domestically aren't also
embraced by its foreign policy."

— columnist Clovis Rossi

IS AMERICA CREATING THE CLASH?


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: At U.N., Venezuela
President Maduro Calls for
a Decolonized Puerto Rico

RealVideoSept .24, 00:32:23

"Oscar Lopez, whose only offense
was to defend Puerto Rico, has
been in a United States prison for
almost 35 years. Mr. Lopez has
been tortured. We call for the
immediate release of Mr. Lopez.”

— President Nicolas Maduro

TIME TO 'LIBERATE' PUERTO RICO?

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Ukraine Premier
Arseniy Yatsenyuk at
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:17:39

"Mr. Putin, you may win the
fight against the troops, but
you will never win the fight
against the united Ukrainian
nation - please help us God.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Arseniy Yatsenyuk

UKRAINE CRISIS UNRESOLVED

Midia News, Brazil
Silva Presidential Campaign
Looks to Turn NSA Scandal
to Advantage; Woos Obama

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

" The United States of Barack Obama
will have great affinity with Marina
Silva's Brazil, says campaign adviser
Mauricio Rands. According to him, a
focus of her program will be to take
a new approach to relations with the
U.S., which are being hurt by the
espionage scandal exposed by
ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden."

— NEWS ITEM, Media

SILVA: BLACK PRESIDENT FOR BRAZIL?


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Egypt President
Al Sisi Seeks Legitimacy

RealVideoSept .24, 00:17:39

"Egypt has suffered the scourge
of this terrorism since the 1920s,
when it concealed its poisonous
viewpoints behind religion to
achieve power and then
seek to establish a Caliphate State.”

— President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

AL-SISI USES IS TO DEFEND COUP

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Erdogan Defends
Turkey and Cites Double-
Standards of its Critics

RealVideoSept .24, 00:22:14

"All killings are crimes regardless
of weapons used. The U.N. did
nothing but watch events unspool
in Egypt, and the man committing
a coup was legitimized. If that
was a legitimate path to power,
why does the U.N. exist at all?”

— President Recep Erdogan

BROADSIDE AGAINST EGYPT CHIEF

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: President Obama
Speech to 69th Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:38:00

"The only lasting solution to Syria's
civil war is political – an inclusive
political transition that responds
to the legitimate aspirations of all
Syrian citizens, regardless of creed
of ethnicity. ... Cynics may argue
that such an outcome can never
come to pass. But there is no other
way for this madness to end – one
year or ten years from now.”

— President Barack Obama

OBAMA COMES OUT PUNCHING

United Nations, New York
LIVE FEED: The 69th Opening
of the U.N. General Assembly

For the next few days, leaders from
almost every nation in the world will
address one another, highlighting the
issues they believe most deserve
consideration. There are 35 heads of
state and government scheduled to
speak today - and President Obama
is number 14 on today's speaker list.

— LEADERS ADRESS U.N.

HEADS OF STATE ADDRESS WORLD


The Australian, Australia
John Key Wins Smashing
Victory in New Zealand,
with Help of Kim Dotcom

"Kim Dotcom's big thrust to bring
down Key was a rally to highlight
government surveillance, billed
as 'The Moment of Truth.' ... the
bid urging voters to abandon the
government, due to its claimed
surveillance of the people seems
to have had a reverse effect."

— CORRESPONDENT Rowan Callick

DID SPY CHARGES HELP KEY WIN?


Guardian, NZ Herald, Intercept, U.K., N.Z., U.S.
VIDEO and TEXT: Kim Dotcom,
Greenwald, Assange, Snowden
Drop NZ Surveillance Bombshell

LINKS TO VIDEOS, TEXT, FROM U.K., U.S., AND NZ

"Web entrepreneur holds panel with Glenn
Greenwald, Julian Assange and Ed Snowden,
to expand on revelations that New Zealand
government sought to implement top-secret
mass surveillance program and misled public."

— SIX LINKS TO VIDEO AND TEXT

MASS SURVEILLANCE SHAKES UP NZ RACE

O Globo, Brazil
Battle of Granada Redux:
Islam's Revenge on West

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"After the grand illusion of the
Arab Spring, which laughably
foresaw democratic tomorrows
for the Middle East, the wheel
of history now rotates in reverse.
The threat of forces that seek
a rematch against Charles Martel
and the Catholic kings of Granada
is a systemic, never seen threat."

— FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER
Luiz Felipe Lampreia

ISLAMIC STATE: RETURN TO IBERIA?


Meet The Press (NBC), U.S.
VIDEO: James Baker III:
'Now People See Why
We Didn't Invade' Iraq

SEPT. 15, 00:07:09

"We need to have Russia, the
E.U., China and ourselves and
have a discussion, a conference
a negotiation over how we
empower the moderate forces
in the region, how we limit the
extremists in the region and
how we do all this without
inflaming the Sunni-Shia conflict."

— FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE
James A. Baker III

BAKER ON COALITION BUILDING

Global GPS (CNN), U.S.
VIDEO: Henry Kissinger
on a World in Crisis and
President Barack Obama

SEPT. 14, 00:06:07

"I'm very ambivalent (on Obama),
but I have gone out of my way
never to attack him personally or
not to harass individual policies.
... I have had concerns. I thought
we withdrew too rapidly from
Iraq, not just militarily but also
with a political presence, and I
have concerns about what will
happen in Afghanistan - but we
should try to come up
with nonpartisan solutions."

— FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE
Henry Kissinger

KISSINGER'S HAT IN THE RING

CCTV, China
VIDEO: China Calls for
Joint Terror Strategy;
Warns of Violations of
National Sovereignty

Sept. 11, 00:01:18

In expressing 'firm opposition'
to all terrorism,' Beijing has
signaled its disapproval of U.S.
operations in Syria without
Syrian government approval.

— NEWS SEGMENT, CCTV

ATTACK ON SYRIA IN QUESTION

O Globo, Brazil
'Ostentatious Terrorism':
9-11 to the Islamic State

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“George Bush declared war on
a generic enemy, attacking the
wrong country and using faulty
logic. ... It was not the attack
of 9-11 that changed the world.
It was the reaction of the U.S.
after 9-11 that changed the
world' - and not for the better.”

—COLUMNIST Dorrit Harazim

TERRORISM: TACTIC OF THE WEAK


CCTV, China
VIDEO: Chinese Analyst
Li Guofu on President
Obama's ISIL Strategy

Sept. 11, 00:04:35

Li Guofu, Director of the Center
for Middle East Affairs at China's
Institute of International Studies,
discusses the importance for of
building a 'broad coalition' to take
on the Islamic STate - especially
if it strikes Syria without approcal
of the Syrian government, which
he says would be regarded as a
violation of international law. He
says the United States 'needs legal
cover' in order to do so.

— NEWS SEGMENT, CCTV

ATTACK ON SYRIA IN QUESTION

Xinhua, China
France's Right-Wing Leader
Le Pen Denounces Suspension
of Warship Delivery to Russia

"This decision is very serious, first since
it runs contrary to the interests of the
country and reveals our subservience to
U.S. diplomacy. It will have a huge cost.
This order represents four months of
full employment in Saint-Nazaire."

— FRENCH NATIONAL FRONT
LEADER Marine Le Pen

Folha, Brazil
IS: Holy War of the
'Center' of the World

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Until very recently, the war
conducted by the Islamic State
was the real War of the End
of the World - the title of a
book by Mario Vargas Llosa. ...
The problem is that the group's
supporters have moved from
the end of the world to, for
example, Oxford Street in
London, the busiest shopping
street in the world, where
they hand out leaflets. All in
all, it is clear that bombing
mountains in Iraq will not be
enough to win this war."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

IS ISIL COMING TO TOWN?


Korean Central News, North Korea
Ferguson: American Society
a Human Rights 'Graveyard'

“Every year, the U.S. issues a report
taking issue with 'human rights record
of other nations as if it were a global
human rights judge. This time, though,
the U.S. is itself disgraced and is now
a global laughing stock. ... The U.S.
must sincerely accept the accusations
of the broad international community
and mind its own business.”

—NORTH KOREA
Foreign Ministry Spokesman

NORTH KOREA TALKS HUMAN RIGHTS


The Australian, Australia
Russians Pushing Flight
MH17 Crash Conspiracy

"Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov is alleging there is a lack
of transparency in the probe into
MH17 after a document emerged
proporting to show a secret deal
between Australia and Ukrainian."

— CORRESPONDENT Jacquelin Magna

WHAT OF THE BLACK BOX DATA?


Folha, Brazil
Brazil Must Take Stance
on Continuing Gaza Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Another bloody stage of the Gaza
Gaza war seems to have come to
an end, but by no means does this
mean an end to the way it haunts
Brazil's diplomatic agenda, exactly
the one labeled a 'dwarf' by Israeli
Foreign Ministry spokesman Palmor.”

—COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

WILL BRAZIL LEADERS FIND THEIR VOICE?


Nikkei Asia Review, Japan
Sanctions Push Russia,
China Closer; Hurt Dollar

"Incapable of walking on its own two
feet, Iraq seems chained by internal
divisions and an unending cycle of
interventions. ... Iraq continues to
be a testing ground for foreign
ideological practices, whether U.S.
democracy or Saudi fundamentalism."

— COLUMNIST Eiji Furukawa

PUTIN AND XI: A FRIEND IN NEED


TIP NEWS (SIGNAPORE): The
Decline of U.S. Economic
Architecture; Rise of China's


Terra, Brazil
Obama Running for Office
in Brazil - with bin Laden!

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“U.S. President Barack Obama and
terrorist Osama bin Laden were long
in conflict, until the al-Qaeda leader
was killed in a military operation in
May 2011. More than three years have
gone by, and far from the U.S. and
the Middle East, Brazilian versions of
the two are vying for to be federal
deputies in the October elections.”

—NEWS ITEM, Terra

'OBAMA' NOT DONE CAMPAIGNING


Epoca, Brazil
Post-Bush Iraq Remains a
Theater of War for Others

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Incapable of walking on its own two
feet, Iraq seems chained by internal
divisions and an unending cycle of
interventions. ... Iraq continues to
be a testing ground for foreign
ideological practices, whether U.S.
democracy or Saudi fundamentalism."

— COLUMNISTS
Rogerio Simoes and Fillipe Mauro

IRAQ: A DEVILISH CHALLENGE


Xinhua, China
Riots in Ferguson Expose
U.S. 'Human Rights Flaws'

"The Ferguson incident again shows
that even in a country that has for
years tried to play the role of global
human rights judge, there is much
room for improvement at home."

— COLUMNIST Li Li

BEIJING CRITICIZES ITS CRITICIZERS

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Ferguson Crisis Exposes
America's 'Political Decay'

"Many in the U.S. and across the
world have weighed in on the
underlying causes of escalating
violence in Ferguson. ... There
has been an utter decimation of
a politics capable of changing the
immediate and underlying facts
that led Michael Brown's murder."

— PROFESSOR Thomas Adams

A DETERIORATING BODY POLITIC


SMH: How Ferguson Police
Became a Militarized Unit
Equipped for War

SMH: Ferguson a Symptom
of a Wider American Malaise


Edmonton Journal, Canada
Ferguson: Militarized
Policing in Canada
Now Under Scrutiny

"If you don't keep this in
check, it's like a cancer,
it will metastasize into the
justice system. ... We can
learn from what's going on
in the U.S. by making sure
that it does not happen here."

— REPORTER Tyler Dawson

ROLE OF POLICE QUESTIONED


La Presse, Canada
Time, Demographics Will
Prevent Future Fergusons

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The demonstrations we are seeing
will eventually run out of steam.
The chasm that exists in the United
States promises to eventually fade,
particularly since, within decades,
the number of visible minorities will
supplant those held by the Whites."

— COLUMNIST Pascale Breton

WILL BLACK COPS MAKE IT BETTER?

O Globo, Brazil
Obama to Rousseff:
Get Your Data House
in Order Already!

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Last year you were angry
because my NSA monitored
the communications of your
government, but now you
have shown that you haven't
taken care of it. What your
government says is that it
doesn't permanently track
the communications network.
That data needs to be stored
for eternity - not for just six
months! Madam, the security
of your network is flea bitten."

— PRESIDENT Obama

ADVICE ON SURVEILLANCE


Folha, Brazil
Vladimir Putin 'No Hero'
for Troubling the U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Putin's Russia is homophobic.
Beyond that, it is extremely
reactionary. ... There are
plenty of reasons for Brazil
not to be tempted to get too
close to Putin. ... Part of the
left has always remained anti-
American, so when someone
like Putin comes to the fore
trying to create complications
for the U.S., they begin to
treat him almost like a hero.
That's nonsense."

— COLUMNIST Clovis Rossi

SHOULD BRAZIL BACK SANCTIONS?

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Don't Smear Afghan Forces
for U.S. General's Murder

"Being ensconced in a hasty retreat,
President Obama asked the Afghan
government to speed recruitment
and to stand up the Army and police
to weather the U.S. withdrawal.
Under pressure, the Defense
Ministry had to process 7,000 new
recruits per month, so corners
were cut on background checks."

— EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

AFGHANISTAN: BLAMING THE U.S.


Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
U.S. Still Killing Afghans
'Like We Were Insects'

"America has two faces: one it
wears at home and another it
wears abroad. The two faces
are 180 degrees opposed. At
home, Americans are told that
their government fights for
democracy and human rights -
including women's rights and
tackling terrorism. Abroad,
however, U.S. leaders go
against what they say at home.

— EDITORIAL,
Afghanistan Times

OBAMA: NO BETTER THAN BUSH?


Prensa Libre, Guatemala
Breaking Power for the Few
and 'Democratizing Liberty'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Many of today's problems arise from
concentrations of power and wealth:
slow growth, social exclusion, media
manipulation, migration, violence,
impunity, corruption, barriers to
competition and many other negative
conditions. An economy concentrated
in the hands of a few, and democracy
captured by the same, becomes a
plutocracy (government of the rich)."

— COLUMNIST Samuel Perez-Attias

FLEEING PLUTOCRACY IN GUATEMALA

O Globo, Brazil
America's 'Justified'
Intervention in Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The creation of the caliphate,
with its fundamentalist take on
Islam, doesn't only threaten
Iraq, Syria, and the region.
It threatens the entire world.

— EDITORIAL, O Globo

BACKING FOR U.S. INTERVENTION


Diario Co Latino, Brazil
The Undeniable Power
of Our Migrant Children

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Unaccompanied Central American
children have achieved what all
others efforts have failed to do:
they have brought together the
presidents of the Northern
Triangle nations with the world's
most powerful chief executive -
Barack Obama. How wonderful
that the children have power."

— EDITORIAL, Diario Co Latino

THE MOST VULNERABLE HAVE POWER

La Jornada, Mexico
Obama on Immigrants:
'Indifferent and Erratic'

"Obama's statement yesterday
is consistent with the erratic,
disappointing, and quite tardy
presentation that characterizes
his White House performance."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

OBAMA: TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE


Folha, Brazil
The Price of Hamas'
'Phychological Win'
Not Worth Paying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"My sense after many trips
to the region is that there
is a growing national pride
among Israelis for having
to live as they do under
fire. The Palestinians are
also besieged and paying a
price - not just mentally
but with their lives. All so
Israel can soothe the
nerves of its own people."

— COLUMNIST Clovi Rossi

WHAT IS TOO HIGH A PRICE?

El Periodic, Guatemala
John McCain Bodes Ill
for Central Americans

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"If Senator McCain, who sits on
the Subcommittee on Western
Hemispheric Affairs, is going to
be the standard bearer of the
Republicans' new policy toward
Latin America, in terms of
immigration we are entering a
new low in relations with the
United States, accompanied by
collision, tension, and hostility.
In the middle will be extremely
vulnerable child immigrants.

— COLUMNIST Edgar Gutierrez

CENTRAL AMERICA'S 'BAD NEIGHBOR'?


Multiple Outlets, India
VIDEOS: Frying Pan
Into Fire: John Kerry
Faces India Spy Storm

EIGHT VIDEOS ON KERRY'S VISIT

While Secretary of State Kerry
may have escaped the Middle
East cauldron, he seems to have
landed in another one in India,
since almost every news item
mentions Indian outrage over
NSA mass surveillance against
India, its government, and its
political parties,notably the BJP.

— VIDEOS ON KERRY IN INDIA

NSA SURVEILLANCE STRIKES AGAIN

Carta Maior, Brazil
ISIL: The Latest Disastrous
Tool of Western Statecraft

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"For the sake of its obsessively anti-
Iran stance, Washington allowed the
growth of Wahhabism (the most
radical branch of Islam), and the
formation of a large army, to which
it gave a territorial basis to dominate
areas of Syria and Iraq - something
that al-Qaeda never succeeded in
doing. America. acted like Harry
Potter with his first magic wand:
the United States liberated forces
it didn't understand or control."

— COLUMNIST
Francisco Carlos Teixeira

WHY WASHINGTON WANTS MALIKI OUT


La Jornada, Mexico
Obama Deportations
Fail Child Migrants

"The massive deportation
of an undetermined number
of migrant children, which
Obama announced in front
of fellow Central American
leaders, will not ameliorate
the problem, but worsen it."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

IS THE U.S. BLIND TO HISTORY?

Carta Maior, Brazil
Protesters at BRICs
Summit Seek Asylum
for Edward Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Member of the Chamber of
Deputies Foreign Affairs
Committee, Ivan Valente said
that in addition to having a
tradition of granting asylum,
Brazil needs to defend its
sovereignty. 'The Brazilian
government has already given
a tough response from the
point of view of international
relations, but there needs
to be consequences,' he said."

— REPORTER Najla Passos

NEW PUSH FOR SNOWDEN ASYLUM


The Japan Times, Japan
Kerry 'Warns Abe' About
Visiting North Korea

"Secretary of State Kerry warned
that such a trip could disturb the
coordination involving Tokyo,
Washington and Seoul to rein in
N Korea's missile, nuke programs."

— NEWS ITEM, Kyoto

WASHINGTON LEANS ON TOKYO

Diario Co Latino, El Salvador
Child Migrants: 'Promises
and PR' are No Match for
the Power of 'U.S. Myth'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"There is no quick fix; no controls
can contain hope. The prevailing
myth of a better life in the U.S.,
achieved at any cost, the mirage of
better life in the land of the eagle
and dollar, cannot be vanquished
with promises, PR campaigns, social
media, or future projects. It can
only be defeated through social,
economic, and human realities."

— COLUMNIST Cesar Ramirez

BATTLING THE APPEAL OF THE U.S.


El Universal, Mexico
The Mass Migration
of Children Mexican
Authorities 'Missed'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The Foreign Ministry says
that things are going well.
Deputy Foreign Secretary
Rubio says that Mexico's
authorities make sure that
child migrants are safe in
shelters. ... To address a
problem, one must begin
by recognizing it. ... The
fact is that the authorities
of this country are not."

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

DENIAL: NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT


La Jornada, Mexico
U.S. Republican 'Police
Approach' to Crisis of Child
Immigration is 'Aberrant'

"This isn't the first time the most
fervent enemies of undocumented
immigrants have demanded the
massive deportation of those from
countries south of the Río Grande.
... The difference is that, in this
case, the life of the deported
minors would be endangered."

— COLUMNIST
Arturo Balderas Rodríguez

SHAMELESS POINT-SCORING WITH BASE

Excelsior, Mexico
Mexico is Doing 'Nothing'
as Migration Issue Spirals

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The immigration policies of our
country over the past few years
have oscillated between inaction
and the corruption of authorities
responsible for migration issues.
... The truth is that Mexico has no
immigration policy directed at
tackling the root of the problem."

— COLUMNIST Martin Espinosa

STANDOFF AT THE U.S. BORDER


La Prensa, Honduras
'Nobody's Children' at
the Mexico-U.S. Border

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Along the way, over 70% of
migrant children will die or be
enslaved. They never reach
their destination because they
are prey to vultures lying in
wait in Guatemala or Mexico
to sexually abuse them, force
them to join criminal gangs that
operate with impunity, or kill
them to intimidate others. They
are kids unwanted by anyone
- the children of no one."

— COLUMNIST Jorge Ortega

PITY THE LITTLE CHILDREN? ...

La Jornada, Mexico
Our Migrant Children and
Irresponsible Governments

"That the presidents of the United
States and Mexico agreed during a
phone call, to execute 'a regional
strategy to expedite repatriations'
is inadmissible and unbelievable!"

— Dr. Ana Maria Aragones

STATES COMPLICIT ON MIGRATION


Asia Times, Hong Kong
Iraq Pays Price of U.S.
Sectarian Meddling

“Iran's influence and interests
are so strong that despite much
saber-rattling by US President
Obama, the U.S. cannot possibly
modify the massively changing
reality in Iraq without Iran's help.”

— COLUMNIST Ramzy Baroud

O Globo, Brazil
Finally, an American Cry of
'Collective Sanity' on Guns

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"When will this insanity stop? When
will the nation say 'stop this madness?'
... Richard Martinez' cry of pain was
not a lone one. The words of this
middle-aged man, shaken by a wound
that he will carry with him as long as
he lives, sounded like a collective call,
a cry for reason on behalf of life."

— JOURNALIST Dorrit Harazim

ARE AMERICANS TURNING ON GUNS?


The Australian, Australia
U.S. Military Base in
Australia Formalized
- 'Likely to to Expand'

“The two leaders approved a
legal agreement formalizing
the deployment of around
1,300 U.S. Marines to the
Northern Territory of Darwin.
... While it is up to the U.S.
to propose specific military
cooperation, the agreement
means Australia is open to
hosting more U.S. Marines
over time, and the use of a
West Australian naval base
as a port for U.S. destroyers.”

—CORRESPONDENT David Crowe

La Jornada, Mexico
The 'Nazi Stench'
and U.S. 'Fascism'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The stench that emanated in the
wake of 9/11 and the series of
martial regulations and wartime
powers granted to the Executive
under laws based on anticipatory
self defense are reminiscent of
the 1933 fire at the Reichstag set
by the Nazis for the purpose of
seizing power. It is in this context
that one grasps the significance of
President Eisenhower's warning
about the threat to freedom and
constitutional rights posed by the
military-industrial complex. ... In
the words of Chris Hedges, the U.S.
is now in a post-constitutional era."

— COLUMNIST
John Saxe-Fernandez

WHAT TYPE OF GOVERNMENT IS THIS?


La Jornada, Mexico
'Not Since Slavery' Has
U.S. Treated People Worse
than the Undocumented

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Its unacceptable persecution confirms
its role as the main violator of individual
rights both in and out of its territory.
At the same time, it shows a stubborn
ignorance of a phenomenon inherent
to human societies, accentuated by the
very global economy the U.S. promotes."

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: WHO IS AT FAULT?


SCMP, Honk Kong
China Plans Artificial Island
in Disputed Spratly Islands

"Fiery Cross Reef, known as Yongshu
in China, Kagitingan in the Philippines
and Da Chu Thap in Vietnam, is close
to sea lanes and would serve as a
strategic naval staging post, said
Asian scholar analyst Alexander Neill."

— REPORTERS Kristine Kwok
and Minnie Chan

CHINA THINKS BIG IN SPRATLY ISLANDS

Huanqiu, China
U.S. 'Garbage' Congress Shows
True Colors With Talk of Beijing
Turmoil Twenty Five Years Ago

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"U.S. lawmakers overestimate the capacity
of U.S. resolutions to manufacture mischief
in China. This is like spitting at a brick of
the Great Wall of China. ... Today's U.S.
lawmakers have experienced the climax of
American power and the rise of China, and
the odor coming from the U.S. is because
the U.S. Congress has become a garbage
dump for anti-China emotion."

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

THE BITTER FRUIT OF TOTALITARIANISM


Outlook Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Obama Mimics Karzai
Plan of Freeing Taliban

"Kabul long ago embarked on a
policy of releasing Taliban
prisoners. Hundreds have been
released from Bagram prison.
Yet no one knows of their
whereabouts, and no one takes
responsibility for what they
have done - kill soldiers and
innocent civilians. Meanwhile,
Pakistan was also asked to do so."

— EDITORIAL,
Outlook Afghanistan

MAKING NICE WITH THE TALIBAN

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Gitmo Prisoner Swap an
'Absurd Act of Deception'

"The Taliban kill and get away with
it, but some are arrested. Then the
Americans knowingly set them free.
... .. Saving hundreds of lives
clearly outweighs saving one soldier."

— EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

FREEING BERGDAHL: TOO HIGH A PRICE?

O Globa, Brazil
Manning and Assange: When
Exposing Crime is a 'Crime'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Manning and Assange are accused of
the crime of disclosing crimes. Their
position that they want to trigger a
global, open, and 'hopeful' discussion,
which could give rise to reforms,
were of no use. ... Free people who
love freedom cannot, unfortunately,
offer Manning and Assange no paradise,
but they can offer them something
better: solidarity. And words of
admiration, courage and friendship."

— Dr. Daniel Aarao Reis

ASSANGE: TWO YEARS IN CONFINEMENT


The Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas
In The Bahamas, NSA Finds
Smugglers, Not Terrorists

"The NSA documents state that access
to Bahamian GSM communications has
led to the discovery of international
drugs traffickers and alien smugglers.
Many ask why the NSA, an agency that
is focused on terrorism, is interested
in drug traffick and human smugglers."

— REPORTER Travis Cartwright-Carroll

MASS SURVEILLANCE SLIPS THE LEASH

The Nassau Guardian, The Bahamas
NSA Spying on Bahamas
a Prelude to 'Blackmail'

"What this intelligence program
gives the United States is another
means by which to blackmail the
people of The Bahamas. Dangling
this power over the heads of a
people is an act of hostility. There
is nothing friendly about blackmail."

— EDITORIAL, Nassau Guardian

BAHAMAS: OUTRAGE DOWN UNDER

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Obama Visit 'Annoys
and Insults' Afghans

"Obama should stop lying
to the world. The first
truth that Afghans want
to hear is that the United
States and its allies have
flopped when it comes to
eliminating terrorism. ...
If that is not the case, then
key U.S. officials should
stop visiting Afghanistan
under cover of darkness."

— EDITORIAL,
Afghanistan Times

AT BAGRAM: WELL PLAYED?


Huanqiu, China
Chinese Troops Must
Take Up 'Legal Arms'
Against United States

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"We believe that these five
men accused by the U.S.
Justuce Department should
take up legal arms to defend
their reputations. We suggest
that the five sue the American
government in China's courts
for defamation and threats
against their person, and
demand compensation."

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

CYBER-THIEVES OR SCAPE GOATS?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
China and Russia Right
to Cooperate on Energy
Rather than Military

“eijing has repeatedly said that
relations with Moscow need not
focus on politics and military
affairs. Since the Ukraine crisis,
there's been excited talk of a
return of the cold war. Such
hyperbole is unhelpful. Instead,
practical cooperation should
guide relations. It will help
strengthen Sino-Russian ties.”

—NEWS ITEM, Reuters

The Diplomat, Japan
The Bottom Line Origins of
the U.S.-China Spying Row

"China and America's disagreement
over the legitimacy of China’s state-
run economic espionage is not just
a reflection of their power positions.
Rather, the clash is ultimately rooted
in their differing conceptions
about the proper role of the state."

— COLUMNIST Zachary Keck

NEVER SHALL THE TWAIN MEET?


China Daily, China
The Self Defeating Charges
of 'Cyber-Thief' America

"The Snowden leaks indicate that the
NSA and U.S. Cyber Command are the
most formidable state-sponsored cyber
threats in the world today. If they can
be exonerated for what they have
done and still do, accusing others
is just a shameless double standard."

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

FROM ONE CYBER THIEF TO ANOTHER?


Global Times, China
'Double Dealer' John
Kerry Misleads Vietnam

"This Vietnam War veteran
is now a double-dealer. Hanoi
and Manila must have been
intensely exhilarated when
the word 'provocative' came
out of his mouth. To maximize
its interests, Uncle Sam uses
its 'Asia pivot' to seduce Hanoi
and Manila into being its pawns."

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

IS THE U.S. STOKING CONFLICT?

Indian Express, India
Like Americans After
Bush's Win, 'We Indians'
Apologize for Modi

"A day after George W. Bush -
the man responsible for the
'global war on terror' - was
re-elected U.S. president in
2004, a young man posted a
photograph of himself on
the Web holding a sign that
read: 'Sorry world (we tried)
- from Half of America.' ...
Has 2002 been forgotten and
forgiven? Is it our turn to say
sorry to the world? I think so."

— COLUMNIST Javed Anand

SHOULD INDIANS SAY 'SORRY'?


Opera Mundi, Brazil
Cuba Faces Threat of
Terror from U.S., Not
the Other Way Around

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Washington refuses to act
to stop Florida's extreme right
Cuba groups from planning
attacks against the island. ...
For over half a century, Cuba
has suffered from terrorist
violence orchestrated by the
United States - first by the CIA,
and now by right-wing Cubans.”

—Dr. Salim Lamrani

CARRILES: TERRORISM WE LIKE?


The Diplomat Japan
Narendra Modi:
India's Shinzo Abe

"Like Abe, Modi is expected
to focus on reviving India's
economic fortunes while
simultaneously bolstering its
defenses and strengthening
its strategic partnerships
with likeminded states,
thereby promoting regional
stability and blocking the
rise of a Sino-centric Asia."

— Dr. Brahma Chellaney

BUT HOW MUCH LIKE ABE?


El Universal, Mexico
CNN: A Symbol of
Journalism in Decline

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The reporting policies of
a news network that was
launched in the mid-1980s
and which changed the
news business forever
with a 24-hour cycle has
become a source of shame
and ridicule. ... The fact
is that journalism as a
counterweight to power
has blurred, becoming in
many cases a business at
the service of corporate
and political power, or a
vulgar little window good
only for entertainment.”

—COLUMNIST
J. Jaime Hernandez

SHAMELESS SENSATIONALISM


Milenio, Mexico
Donald Sterling Saga
Indicts Owners, Fans,
Political Correctness

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"I wonder how many sports
team owners and celebrities
would face the consequences
for saying what they think
without thinking about what
they say. And how many fans
would have to be denied
access to stadiums for using
discriminatory language?"

— COLUMNIST Carlos Gutierrez

SHOULD CRITICS CHECK THEMSLEVES?


O Globo, Brazil
U.S., E.U. are Correct
to Apply Stronger
Sanctions on Russia

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The question is the dosage:
not so weak that they don't
affect the Russian economy -
and the information is that
up to now they haven't; and
not so strong that they lead
Putin into military madness.
... In the case of the latter,
it's certain that his popularity
would break through the
stratosphere among Russians,
and the West will have more
serious problem to face.”

—EDITORIAL, O Globo

TO SANCTION OR NOT TO SANCTION


Toronto Sun, Canada
'Rehab is Amazing'
Mayor Ford Claims

"I feel great ... Rehab is
amazing. It reminds me
of football camp. Kind
of like the Washington
Redskins camp I went
to when I was a kid.

— TORONTO MAYOR
Bob Ford

MAYOR FORD PHONES IN

Globe & Mail, Canada
Toronto Mayor Bob Ford
'Missing' After 'Declining
Entry' into United States

"After announcing he was taking
time off to go to rehab, Toronto
Mayor Rob Ford boarded a plane
to Chicago, landed, but he turned
around before officially entering
the United States. ... The mayor's
lawyer maintained his client has
checked into a treatment facility,
although he, too, would not say
if he was in the United States.

— REPORTERS Robyn Doolittle
and Greg McArthur

MAYOR ROB FORD: MISSING IN ACTION

Korea Central News, North Korea
Pro-U.S. 'Sycophants'
Use Cultural Treasures
to Insult North Korea

"Even their American masters
admitted that the treasures
were taken by the Americans.
Sycophantically and traitorously,
the Park group hurled mud at
their compatriots, floating a
story about the north's 'plunder
of [Korea's national] treasures.'"

— COMMENT, Bureau of Guidance
for the Preservation of National
Heritage

NORTH VS. SOUTH OVER TREASURES

The Monk Debates, Canada
VIDEOS: Munk Debate
on State Surveillance

May 3, 01:33:37

This is a series of videos
culminating in a showdown
that pits Michael Hayden
and Alan Dershowitz against
Glenn Greenwald and Alexis
Ohanian on the issue of State
Surveillance. At the end, the
audience votes on who won.

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

SHOWDOWN ON SURVEILLANCE

The Philippine Star, Philippines
Aquino Gave Obama
'Everything for Nothing'

"The new security agreement
gives U.S. sailors and flyboys
ports and facilities from which
to launch ships, fighters, and
spy drones. In exchange,
Filipino troops are to receive
disaster rescue assistance, some
training, and old equipment the
Americans might have discarded."

— COLUMNIST Jarius Bondoc

TIME TO SET COLONIALISM ASIDE?

China Daily, China
Obama's 'Un-Neighborly'
Visit to His Asian Allies

"Chinese have long cherished
the naive notion that when
unruly allies go too far, the
U.S. will rein them in. Obama's
trip should be a wake-up call
that this idea was just wishful
thinking. ... By ganging up
with its troublemaking allies,
the U.S. is presenting itself
as a security threat to China."

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

IS PHILIPPINE SECUITY ILLEGAL?


Vancouver Sun, Canada
Google 'Stung' by Canada
for Advertisements Linked
to Personal Health History

"Canada's privacy law does not allow
consumers to be targeted based on
sensitive personal information. ...
'The monitoring system was not tight
enough, not robust enough to ensure
compliance, it wasn't extensive
enough to deal with the ad volume.'

— Canada's Interim Privacy
Commissioner Chantal Bernier

GOOGLE IN ADVERTISING SLAPDOWN

The Manila Times, The Philippines
Aquino Defense Pact with
America 'Unconstitutional'

"For this 10-year agreement security
agreement, which binds our country
beyond his term and conscripts the
nation as a cog in imperial America's
global defense network, and clearly
not without risk, President Aquino
didn't even bother to consult the
Senate, even though the Constitution
requires Senate approval for treaties."

— EDITORIAL, Manila Times

IS PHILIPPINE SECUITY DEAL ILLEGAL?


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
U.S. Hardware, Not
Nationalist Rants, Can
Defend the Philippines

" In lieu of an enhanced security
agreement, what can nationalist
activists contribute to defending
our territorial sovereignty from
creeping Chinese encroachment?
The Chinese have greater respect
for military hardware than for
nationalist rants and outpourings"

— COLUMNIST Amando Doronila

TIME TO SET COLONIAL PAST ASIDE?

The Manila Times, The Philippines
Filipinos, African-Americans
and the 'Black Man's Burden'

"The Philippine-American War turned
the U.S. into a global empire. I refer
here to the role played by the African-
American soldiers in this war, and their
curious ambivalence to the proclaimed
mission of 'taking up the White man's
burden' and 'civilizing' the Filipino."

— EDITORIAL, Manila Times

PHILIPPINE WAR: TRAITORS AND HEROES


Reforma, Mexico
The 1914 U.S. Siezure
of Veracruz: Fountain
of Enduring 'Grievance'

"Will some U.S. president (or
congressional block) take on
the challenge of studying this
history of grievances, spite
and distrust to try to write a
happy ending with those of
us in 'the other America?'"

— COMMENTATOR
Enrique Krauze

MAKING AMENDS FOR THE PAST

The Manila Times, The Philippines
U.S. Defense Treaty
with Philippines an
'Elaborate Charade'

"Obama himself admitted
that insofar as trade is
concerned, China is vital
to the U.S. If that's so,
the Enhanced Defense
Cooperation Agreement
we just signed is nothing
but an elaborate charade."

— EDITORIAL, Manila Times

OF PAWNS AND CHESS BOARDS


Philippines TV, Wall St.
Journal, CCTV China

VIDEOS: President Obama
in Malaysia, the Philippines

NINE VIDEOS ON THE VISIT

This is a video roundup of coverage
of President Obama's visit to Malaysia
and the Philippines, where the U.S.
president has been keenly awaited.

— VARIOUS NEWS OUTLETS

OBAMA IN MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES

The People's Daily China
Who is Obama to Preach
'Responsibility' to China?

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"The war against Iraq wasn't
just irresponsible, it amounted to
a war crime, and war crimes
charges have already been raised
with the International Court.
However, America has so far
failed to express even a hint of
remorse. Is that the way that a
'responsible' country should act?"

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

CHINA-U.S.: WHO'S MORE RESPONSIBLE?


O Reporter, O Globo, Brazil
Brazil Passes NSA-Driven
Internet Law, Seeks Global
Action at First NetMundial

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The participation of governments
has to occur on an equal footing and
without any one state having undue
influence. In Brazil, citizens, firms
and diplomatic agencies had their
communications intercepted. These
facts are unacceptable. They go
against the very nature of the
Internet - open, pluralistic and free..”

—PRESIDENT Dilma Rousseff

BUT WILL UNITED STATES GO ALONG?


Arirang, Reuters, White House
VIDEOS: Barack Obama
on Visit to South Korea

SIX NEWS SEGMENTS

Our April 25 roundup of video
from President Obama's visit to
South Korea, including Press
conferences and official visits

— COVERAGE, OBAMA IN KOREA

OBAMA: ON THE GROUND IN KOREA

Japan Times, Japan
Japanese MP Asserts
Obama 'Cheats'
and Divorce Looms

"Kazuyuki Hamada of the
Upper House, said Obama's
low approval ratings are
blamed on poor relations
with his wife Michelle,
and that the two will be
divorced after his term."

— NEWS ITEM, Japan Times

JAPAN MP: OBAMA 'CHEATS'

Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan
President Obama Interview

“The policy of the United States
IS clear—the Senkaku Islands are
administered by Japan and they
therefore fall within the scope
of Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan
Treaty of Mutual Security.”

— PRESIDENT Barack Obama

U.S. SIDES WITH JAPAN ON ISLANDS

PEOPLE'S DAILY: Obama's
Assurances to Japan Just
'Political Cliche'

GLOBAL TIMES: Uncle Sam is
No 'Blood Brother' of Japan

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Summit
Brings No TPP Breakthrough

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: U.S.
President Meets Families
of Abduction Victims

KOREA HERALD: China
Warns of 'Chaos' Over Possible
North Korea Nuclear Test


NHK Tokyo, CCTV China,
BBC, Daily Mail, White House

VIDEOS: President
Obama in Japan

FOURTEEN VIDEOS ON THE VISIT

This is a series of videos
from around the region
and world on President
Obama's visit to Japan.

— VARIOUS NEWS OUTLETS

A HIGHER BOW THIS TIME

Sankei Shimbun, Japan
Whaling Advocate Wants
Obama Served Whale Meat

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

"While Former Minister of Economy,
Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai
boldly asserted, 'I want to see whale
meat on the table at the state dinner
for President Obama' ... Ultimately,
the government decided it wasn't
wise to attract the attention of anti-
whaling countries right before Mr.
Obama's visit, and that a 'fresh start'
could be made afterwards."

— REPORTERS Yoshinori Higo
and Takaki Rikitake

WHALE WITH YOUR SUSHI, MR. OBAMA?


Xinhua, China
Japan Right 'Hijacking'
Mr. Obama's Asia Pivot

“Obama may find himself on
a tightrope. ... By siding with
Japan, which behaves like a
spoiled child of the U.S., Mr.
Obama will anger China. ...
Obama should keep a careful
eye trained in his Asian ally.”

—COLUMNIST Zhu Dongyang

SEEKING 'BALANCE' IN ASIA


Japan News, Japan
Scientists Prepare for
Arrival of Tsunami
Debris on U.S. Coasts

"The government can go ahead
and announce that it has initiated
a campaign calling on America to
make us the 51st state, and not
only would it be met with near-
universal approval, it would set
us into a frenzy of jubilation. ...
Which brings me to the other
Filipino bias. ... Obama is Black.
... Black-skinned people are
objects of ridicule, making them,
along with the pandak and kinky-
haired, the foils of sitcoms."

— NEWS ITEM, Japan News

Japan News, Japan
Obama Arrives in Japan
for Summit to Show the
Solidity of Security Ties

“The cancelation of a previous
Asia tour last October raised
doubts about U.S. credibility as
a regional partner. This trip is
seen as a test of Obama's ability
to recover his reputation among
Asian leaders. Obama will be
scrutinized closely by regional
powers gauging U.S. willigness
to take a proactive role.”

—REPORTER Reiji Yoshida

SUSHI AND SECURITY IN TOKYO


JAPAN NEWS: On First-Name
Basis, Barack and Shinzo
Chow Down on Prime Sushi

JAPAN TIMES: Sushi Legend
Jiro Enlisted in a Bid to
Wow President Obama

JAPAN TIMES: Obama Says
Senkaku Islands 'Within
Scope' of U.S.-Japan Treaty

THE HANKYOREH: Pyongyang's
Nuke Test: Prepping or Bluffing?


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
Except for His Dark Skin,
Obama Can Do No Wrong
While in the Philippines

"The government can go ahead
and announce that it has initiated
a campaign calling on America to
make us the 51st state, and not
only would it be met with near-
universal approval, it would set
us into a frenzy of jubilation. ...
Which brings me to the other
Filipino bias. ... Obama is Black.
... Black-skinned people are
objects of ridicule, making them,
along with the pandak and kinky-
haired, the foils of sitcoms."

— COLUMNIST Conrado de Quiros

LOVING ALL THINGS U.S. ... ALMOST


Nippon, Japan
Japan and the
Ukraine Crisis

“When global problems like
Ukraine occur, rather than
taking a passive stance as it
has up to now, Japan should
consider how to use the
opportunity to improve its
own geopolitical position.”

—FORMER Diplomat
Kawato Akio

JAPAN PREPARES FOR OBAMA


ASIA TIMES: Barack Obama
Runs 'China Pivot Guantlet'

CHINA DAILY: U.S. and Japan
- Uncomfortable Bedfellows

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe Needs
a New Approach to Yasukuni


Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Ahead of Obama's Arrival,
Abe Skips Yasukuni Visit,
- but His Cabinet Can Go

“Abe shelved a visit during the
spring festival apparently out of
consideration to U.S. concerns
deteriorating ties with other
Asian countries. ... On the other
hand, Abe is allowing cabinet
ministers to visit the controversial
shrine 'of their own free will.'”

—NEWS ITEM, Asahi Shimbun

ABE: NO SHRINE VISIT THIS YEAR


JAPAN TIMES: Obama's State
Visit Comes at a Critical Time

AUDIO: Can Obama Save the
Asia Pivot? (THE DIPLOMAT)
RealVideo
THE STAR [MALAYSIA]: Trade
Deal Imperiled if U.S. Calls
Others 'Currency Manipulators'

NEW STRAITS TIMES: 'Selamat
Datang' [Welcome] to Malaysia,
Mr. President


Sankei Shimbun, Japan
'Japanese Should
Continue Whaling'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

"What Japanese need
to do is not care about
the criticism of America
and Europe, and tell the
truth about whaling.
Taiji should confront
them with confidence."

— Journalist Simon Wearne

AN AUSTRALIAN CONVERT


Global Times, China
In Ukraine, West Again
Defines Democracy
Based on its Interests

“Because Western interests
have penetrated the entire
system of global discourse,
terms like 'democracy' and
'human rights' are thrown
into the mix whenever the
West wants to impose its will
on the rest of the world.”

—EDITORIAL, Global Times

La Jornada, Mexico
Mexican's Execution Confirms
U.S. 'Decline' and 'Xenophobia'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The execution confirms a pattern of
racism and xenophobia within U.S.
society and institutions, which coincide
paradoxically with the arrival of the
first non-Caucasian U.S. president."

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT AMERICA?


Blogos, Japan
'Research' Whaling: It's Time
for Us Japanese to Move On

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“No matter how you look at it,
this whaling was for commercial
and gastronomic purposes, with
'research' nothing more than an
inventive interpretation of the
facts. ... The reason the whale
population is so diminished is
because of the indiscriminate
whaling of the United States and
other countries simply for the
extraction of oil, so it isn't that
I'm not annoyed when these same
people vilify Japan for having a
whale-consuming culture. Yet,
whale meat is not so important.”

—Attorney Toru Ino

JAPAN: THE END OF WHALE EATING?


Opera Mundi, Brazil
Venezuela: Can Latin
America Resolve Crises
without U.S. Influence?

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The U.S. position will be the
key challenge to the ambitions
of Brazilian foreign policy in
the 21st century. While Brazil
influences the creation of
institutions to ensure decision-
making autonomy for states
in the region, this can create
long-term tensions with the U.S."

—SCHOLAR Raphael Camargo

VENEZUELA: A TEST FOR THE SOUTH


Huanqiu, China
Hagel Must Be Told:
China is Not Russia

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“China has nothing to learn
from Russia when it comes
to dealing with friction on
its periphery. Rather, it is
the U.S. that has to learn
a lesson from the Crimea
situation. Washington has
squeezed Russia's strategic
space, but it got cold feet
when Moscow upped the
ante. From the point of
view of great power ties
relations, that is the heart
of the Crimea incident.”

—EDITORIAL,Huanqiu

BEIJING'S MESSAGE FOR HAGEL


Semana, Colombia
America and Russia: Two
Empires 'Nakedly Imperial'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Apparently President Obama, as
educated as he was, doesn't know
his history. Or is it that he knows
but won't admit to it? This is not
only an insoluble element of his
function as president, which is to
tell lies, but part of the education
of Puritan hypocrisy. ... Russia, on
the other hand, arrogantly boasts
of having been an empire for
centuries, hoping to remain so."

—COLUMNIST Antonio Caballero

EMPIRES BY AN OTHER NAME ...


The Frontier Post, Pakistan
The Afghan Polls: Don't
Believe Western Hype

“Proclaiming Saturday's polls
'historic' or a 'landmark' is not
only premature, it is a crude
show of linguistic acrobatics
and histrionics. Hadn't this
galaxy of voices said the same
same about the 2009 polls?
And what came of that?”

—EDITORIAL,
The Frontier Post

NOT SUCH A GREAT ELECTION?


Outlook Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Job One for New
Afghan President:
Sign Security Deal

“A complete withdrawal
of U.S.-led forces would
put Afghanistan at risk of
reverting to the dark era
of the Taliban, which is
something no sensible
Afghan wants to see.”

—EDITORIAL,
Outlook Afghanistan

GOOD NEWS FOR WASHINGTON?


The Liberty Times, Taiwan
President Ying-jeou
Manages to Disappoint
Both U.S. and China

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"It is clear that China has more
pull with President Ma than the
United States does. ... At this
critical moment, the question
of whether Taiwan and China
agree to far reaching economic
integration has created a vast
gulf between generations. ...
Taiwan must safeguard the
people's right to be masters of
their own state, and guarantee
its citizens are never stripped
of the right to free expression."

— EDITORIAL, Liberty Times

CHINA TRADE DEAL IMPERILED


La Jornada, Mexico
At the Vatican, Obama's
Immigration Hypocrisy
Shines Through

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The current U.S. president has
not only shown a reluctance to
abandon his country's traditional
policies of persecution and
violations of human rights
regarding immigration, but he
has continuously intensified them.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CLAIMING THE MORAL HIGHGROUND?


The Age, Australia
Sea Shepherd 'Vindicated'
after International Court
Upholds Japan Whaling Ban

“I am so pleased that after a decade
of anti-whaling campaigns in the
Antarctic and Southern Ocean, we
won't have to go there again. ...
We feel vindicated, this has always
been an illegal whale hunt.”

— SEA SHEPERD FOUNDER Paul Watson

THE END OF 'SCIENTIFIC' WHALING?

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: U.N. Court's
Ruling Worries Japan's Whalers

ABC NEWS: Will Japan Find
Way Around Whaling Ban?


Carta Maior, Brazil
Venezuela, Ukraine:
Upending the Best Laid
Plans of Washington

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Beyond the disparities that
distinguish the two situations,
there is a commonality: both
Venezuela and Ukraine are
geostrategic and energy
targets of an aggressive U.S.
foreign policy, and both have
challenged, in different ways,
the course laid out by the
global hegemon United States.”

—PROFESSOR Larissa Ramina
of UFPR

U.S-SPONSORED TURMOIL?


Reforma, Mexico
Crimea and Texas: Russia's
Version of Manifest Destiny

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Washington hasn't always opposed
regions that declare themselves free
to join other countries. Its current
refusal to recognize Crimea as a part
of Russia contradicts its past positions.
... In 1835, the U.S. government
supported the Texan rebellion,
which led to Texas independence in
1836. In 1845, Texas joined the Union."

—COLUMNIST Sergio Sarmiento

CRIMEA: RUSSIA'S 'MANIFEST DESTINY'?


Asia Times, Hong Kong
The Obamas: Oiling
Beijing-Vatican Links

“In Holland with Xi and Obama,
or in Beijing with Michelle, will
the Chinese or Americans broach
the subject of the Holy See and
a possible thaw in China-Vatican
relations? That is, will Obama
convey some words from China
to the Pope, or will he or his
wife mention the Catholics
in talks with the Chinese?”

—COLUMNIST Francesco Sisci

THE OBAMAS AS HOLY MESSENGERS


ASIA TIMES: Gains for China,
India in New Cold War

ASIA TIMES: Asia Will
Not 'Isolate' Russia


TED Conference, Canada
VIDEO: Google CEO
Larry Page at TED

RealVideoMar. 21, 00:23:30

"It is disappointing that
the government secretly
did this stuff and didn't
tell us about it. ... It is
not possible to have a
democracy if we have to
protect our users fro
m the government. The
government has done
itself a tremendous
disservice and we need
to have a debate on it."

— GOOGLE CEO Larry Page

LARRY PAGE ON THE FUTURE

TED Conference, Canada
VIDEO: Deputy Directory
of the NSA Responds to
Edward Snowden's Talk

RealVideoMar. 20, 00:33:34

"We don’t sit there and grind
out metadata profiles of the
average person ... If you are
not connected to one of those
intelligence targets,then you
aren't not of interest to us."

— NSA DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Richard Ledgett

NSA OFFICIAL REBUTTS SNOWDEN

Chunichi Shimbun, Japan
'Screams' of Fukushima
Must Not Be Ignored
Like Those of Okinawa

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“The government has averted
its gaze from the problem of
low dose radiation exposure.
It has relaxed its criteria on
acceptable radiation exposure
in an attempt to encourage
local authorities near the plant
to make an early return. It
certainly looks like a superficial
recovery effort - and
a premature rush to rebuild.”

—EDITORIAL, Chunichi Shimbun

HAS FUKUSHIMA BEEN FORGOTTEN?


Huanqiu, China
Crisis Over Ukraine Could
Spell 'Disaster' for China

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"'Once the Russia-U.S. confrontation
gets out of control, it will result in
disaster for China. This won't be
like two crickets threatening one
another - it's is more like great
monsters roaring. Many countries
will reevaluate the global political
climate leading to major changes."

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

BEIJING WATCHES WITH CONCERN


TED Conference, Canada
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Talk at TED Conference

RealVideoMar. 18, 00:35:17

"Is it really terrorism that we're
stopping? I say no. ... The bottom
line is that terrorism has always
been cover for action. Terrorism
evokes an emotional response. ...
More communications are being
intercepted in America about
Americans than Russia on Russians."

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN TALKS SPY TECH AT TED

Asia Times, Hong Kong
Beijing to Kiev to Taipei: Why
China Worries About Ukraine

"The PRC's most apparent vulnerability to
a Ukraine-style coup is on Taiwan. ... U.S.
allegiance to the One China principle is,
like most of Washington's undertakings
with adversaries, conditional, laden with
formal and unspoken caveats, and ripe to
be discarded once an opportunity arises."

—COLUMNIST Peter Lee

UKRAINE CRISIS AND THE TAIWAN ANGLE


ASIA TIMES: Russia 1, Regime Changers 0
ASIA TIMES: Crimea and Western 'Values'

The Australian, Australia
Brits Probe Shoe Bomb
Connection to Missing
Malaysian Airliner

“An al-Qaeda whistleblower, a
U.K. national, told a U.S. court
last week that 4 or 5 Malaysian
men had planned to hijack a
plane and had obtained a show
bomb to blow open the cockpit.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Jacquelin Magnay

WAS IT A SHOE-BOMBER HIJACKING?


Taipei Times, Taiwan
In Case of Chinese Attack,
Intelligence Chief Doubts
Taiwan Would Last Month

"'The Defense Ministry has said that
Taiwan's military would be able to
withstand a Chinese attack for one
month. However, whether the
nation is capable of holding out for
a month also depends on the public's
will to resist an invasion. If people
want to leave, we may not be able
to hold out for an [entire] month."

—REPORTERS Rich Chang,
Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung

WOULD TAIWANESE RESIST INVASION?


Xinhua, China
Biased Western Mediation
Created Fiasco in Ukraine

“The West's strategy for installing a
so-called democratic and pro-West
government has gotten it nowhere.
On the contrary, it has created a
mess they don't have the capacity or
wisdom to clean up. ... Western
leaders deluded themselves into
believing that with their diminished
moral authority and shrinking coffers,
coffers, such a grand task of nation-
building could be accomplished.”

—COLUMNIST Ming Jinwei

A WESTERN POLT, OR WESTERN BUNGLE?


47 News, Japan
Hurt By Obama, Tokyo
Pins Hopes to Victory
for Republicans in 2016

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

"'Obama is too businesslike ... it is
rather difficult to build a personal
relationship with him,' the prime
minister let slip recently when
commenting to aides. ... Koichi
Hagiuda, who serves as special
adviser to the prime minister,
commented in relation to the U.S.
expression of disappointment that
'such fault-finding never occurred
under Republican administrations."

—EDITORIAL, 47 News

TOKYO GOES REPUBLICAN FOR 2016


El Espectador, Colombia
El Chapo's Arrest
and the 'Bloodbath
that it May Unleash'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Any drop in strength for
Sinaloa is a gain for Zetas,
the most bloody of the
cartels. So it is that unless
the authorities have plans
to attack Zetas with the
same ferocity they have
against the Sinaloans, the
success of these arrests
may be diminished by the
bloodbath they unleash.”

—EDITORIAL, El Espectador

IS THE WORST STILL TO COME?


Carta Maior, Brazil
Toppling of Salvador
Allende Still Sizzles on
Streets of Venezuela

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"After so many presidential
defeats, the lesson looming
large is that an element of
conservatism - personified
there by Leopoldo Lopez -
has concluded that electoral
politics is too constraining.
... This isn't only a problem
of Chavismo, but an entire
region traumatized by the
skirmishes that accumulated
during the many attempts to
shift to a more just society."

—COLUMNIST Saul Leblon

THE GHOST OF SALVADOR ALLENDE


El Universal, Venezuela
CNN Host Advises
Venezuelans: 'Don't
Believe Falsehoods'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Venezuela, there
is censorship. That isn't
something I think, it is
something I see. Anyone
can see it. ... Chavista
leaders see what they
want to see. The picture
I have is of a very closed
group. There is no room
for those who do not
follow their script -
which is their plan for .
the nation Democracies
persuade - not force.”

—Fernando del Rincon,
CNN Espanol

CNN HOST TALKS VENEZUELA


Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
Japan Says 'Liability Over
WWII Acts in China Settled'

"'No outstanding problems exist'
with regard to liability, including
claims by individuals, following
a 1972 statement that normalized
ties between the two countries
after World War II, Chief Cabinet
Secretary Yoshihide Suga said."

—NEWS ITEM, Kyoto

JAPAN: NOTHING TO DISCUSS ON WWII


Foreign Correspondents' Club, Japan
VIDEO: Fukushima Survivors
Plead for Attention, Justice

RealVideoFeb. 21, 00:51:31

"The biggest problem we have now is
a deliberate cover-up of the levels
of radiation that people have been
exposed to and the health problems
they have. There is a continuing and
intentional concealment of facts that
Japan's media will not properly report.
What we need is for foreign countries
to pressure Japan to tell the truth."

— NEWS REPORT, Russia Today

FUKUSHIMA: ABANDONED AND BETRAYED

La Jornada, Mexico
Capture of El Chapo: Like
a Drop of Water in Rain

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Without politicians arrested, and
their assets and property seized
and forfeited, and even more;
without reducing the availability
of drugs and addressing damage
to civilians; without eliminating
crimes associated with drug
trafficking, such as kidnapping and
extortion; and without destroying
the structures of the rest of the
gangs, capturing El Chapo is in vain."

—SECURITY AND JUSTICE ANALYST
Simon Vargas Aguilar

EL CHAPO: WILL HIS ARREST REALLY HELP?


Milenio, Mexico
El Chapo's Capture Will Help
Restore Mexico's Reputation

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The capture of El Chapo Guzman is an
undeniable achievement of President
Nieto's government. It is a success no
matter how one looks at it ... Today is
not a day to demand more. Without
haggling, we applaud the government."

—COLUMNIST Juan Ignacio Zavala

EL CHAPO CAUGHT: TIME TO CELEBRATE?


Pagina 12, Argentina
Venezuela Calls U.S. and
Canada More Repressive

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Venezuela Ambassador to the
OAS Roy Chaderton repudiated
the interventionist acts of the
U.S. against Venezuela. ... In
response to accusations by the
U.S. and Canada about their
repression of student activists,
Chaderton said foreign agents
infiltrated the demonstrations.
... He recalled that in 2012,
during protests against Wall St.,
more than 700 students were
arrested. He also pointed to
images of police repression of
students in Oakland, California,
when a large amount of pepper
spray was used on demonstrators.”

—NEWS ITEM, Pagina 12

U.S. POT CALLS VENEZUELA KETTLE BLACK?


El Universal, Venezuela
Maduro Accuses CNN
of Preparing the Ground
for a 'Gringo' Invasion

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“'Enough of war propaganda. We
don't accept war propaganda aimed
at Venezuela. Unless CNN corrects
itself - then out of Venezuela! Out!'
He accused the demonstrators of
'forcibly removing uniforms' from
Metro workers and leaving them
unclothed. 'Pay attention to what
they do with these uniforms. They
[the opposition] suddenly appear
on CNN to say that whoever struck
the workers - it wasn't them. ...
The objective of CNN is for the civil
war to justify a gringo military
intervention in Venezuela.”

—PRESIDENT Nicolas Maduro

RIOTS AND BROKEN GLASS IN CARACUS


La Jornada, Mexico
The 'Summit of Mexican
Submission' to the U.S.

"Mexico's countryside is devastated
because we are flooded with agri-
food imports, mainly from the U.S.
U.S. farmers benefit from Mexican
workers' labor, many of whom are
undocumented, and as such, their
products are highly competetive. ...
the Center for Economic and Policy
Research, believes the treaty was a
terrible mistake for Mexico."

—COLUMNIST Ana Maria Aragonés

MYSTERY: WHO LIKES NAFTA?


LA JORNADA: 'Same Old Same Old'
at U.S.-Canada-Mexico Summit


Japan Times, Japan
U.S. Nukes May Soon
Make Return to Japan

“Japan may officially allow the
United States to bring nuclear
weapons into the country if an
emergency threatens national
safety, Foreign Minister Fumio
Kishida hinted on February 14.”

—NEWS ITEM, Japan Times

Radio New Zealand, New Zealand
Kim Dotcom Suffers Legal
Blow Making Extradition to
United States More Likely

"The decision overturns a ruling
by Chief High Court judge Justice
Winkelmann in June 2012 that
the warrants were too broad and
therefore unlawful. The United
States is is seeking the extradition
of Dotcom on charges of breach of
copyright and money laundering."

—NEWS ITEM, Radio New Zealand

2012 SEARCH WARRANT RULED LEGAL


Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
Beijing's 'Astounding Change'
Portends Korea Reunification

TRANSLATED FROM KOREAN

“Official Beijing is commenting on the
issue in ways that have been previously
unimaginable. ... The gist of the report
from the Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences is that if it must, Beijing can
and will distance itself from the North
Koreans. This is simply astounding.”

—EDITORIAL, Chosun Ilbo

GROUND SHIFTING UNDER KOREA PENNINSULA


The Conversation, Australia
Whatever Happened to the Pivot?

"Eventually some new relationship
will be arrived by America and China.
Hopefully this process will be peaceful,
but however it is decided, it is fair to
assume that for both of the principal
protagonists, it will be decided by
their national interests, not ours."

—Mark Beeson, Murdoch University

El Mundo, Colombia
Obama 'Deals Blow' to Dream
of Latin American Integration

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The omission of Latin America from
the State of the Union is a setback for
efforts to integrate, and is a vacuum
that others will certainly want to take
advantage of. We can see this already.
At the CELAC summit, a document was
approved declaring America 'a zone
of peace at the southern border of an
empire that was born and grew strong
thanks to war, looting of other nations'
resources, and territorial expansion.'”

—COLUMNIST Koga Shigeaki

HAS U.S. CEDED GROUND TO AVERSARIES?


Toronto Star, Canada
Sochi: Pampered Journalists
Behave Like 'Ugly Americans'

"Too many journalists of all nations
turn into Ugly Americans whenever
venturing beyond their comfort
zone. Naturally, because reporters
tend toward utter self-absorption,
these kinks became matters of
melodrama and Twitter urgency."

—COLUMNIST Rosie DiManno

BACKLASH AGAINST PAMPERED REPORTERS


Toronto Sun, Canada
Obama's Keystone Follies

“The thing you must understand
about the fight over the Keystone
XL pipeline is that it’s not a fight
about reality - it's s about politics.”

— COLUMNIST Lorrie Goldstein

WILL U.S. EVER APPROVE PIPELINE?

The National Post, Canada
Why Terrorism Plotter
Sought to Derail NY-
Toronto Amtrak Train

"You go to a land which is far
away from you. You go with
your army and you kill people
and you took their land. And
then you cry 'terror, terror.'"

—Terror
Suspect Chiheb Esseghaier

CONVERSATION WITH A TERRORIST


The National, Canada
VIDEO: Snowden Leak
Sparks Outrage Over
Spying on Canadians

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WARRANTLESS IN CANADA

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Huanqiu, China
Chinese Dissidents Depend
on West's 'Out-and-Out Lies'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"In stressing constitutional guarantees
of free speech, dissidents champion
fundamental change to China's political
system. ... As long as China remains
behind in terms of soft and hard power,
dissidents who ally with the values and
even actions of the West will emerge"

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

SEEKING EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER LAW


Macleans, Canada
VIDEO: Canadian Lawmaker
Calls Greenwald a 'Porn Spy'

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"Why is furthering porn spy Glenn
Greenwald's agenda and lining his
Brazilian bank account more
important than maintaining the
CBC'S journalistic integrity?"

— CANADA MP Paul Calandra

SMEARING MESSENGER IN CANADA

Opera Mundi, Brazil
U.S. Be Damned, CELAC
Makes Real 'Our America'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Not a miracle - but nearly one:
Hugo Chavez, and those who
joined him in this patriotic
endeavor, had to leap over all
kinds of hurdles. ... Galileo
would have said eppur si muove
[and yet it moves] in mulling
the creation of this Bolivarian
project - which includes, for
the first time, the entirety of
Latin America and the
Caribbean, with the exception
of Puerto Rico - for now!"

—Dr. Atilio Boron, Argentina

TOWARD A U.S.-FREE LATIN AMERICA?


Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Afghans are Behind Karzai
U.S. Security Deal Demands

“America's problem is - it has utterly
failed in grasp the Afghan psyche. To
think that the hearts and minds of
Afghans would be won simply by
injecting dollars into their economy
as their loved ones were killed and
the sanctity of their homes and houses
of worship violated - was delusional.”

—EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

KARZAI: THE AFGHANISTAN END GAME


El Comercio, Ecuador
CIA Help with FARC Attack;
Snowden, Worsen U.S. Ties

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"What explains this point of contention
between Quito and Washington? ... The
issue may be related to CIA participation
in Colombia's attack on a FARC camp in
Angostura. ... In addition, Ecuador
unilaterally rejecting the Andean Trade
Preference Act due to 'pressure' being
exerted by Washington for Quito not
to grant asylum to Edward Snowden."

—COLUMNIST Santiago Zeas B.

Ismedia, Japan
Abe Adopts 'North Korean
Tactics' on Yasukuni Shrine

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“The constitution of Japan rejects
the resolution of conflict by force,
and doesn't even allow a standing
army. Most members of the ruling
party, including Prime Minister Abe,
believe that occupying U.S. forces
imposed these principles on Japan.”

—COLUMNIST Koga Shigeaki

VISITING YAKASUNI: WHY DID ABE DO IT?


Huanqiu, China
Why China's People Favor
U.S. Cops Over Their Own

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"We often criticize America for
employing 'double standards' in
regard to China. Yet, when
comparing police in China and
the U.S., we do the same thing."

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

CHINESE FAVOR JAYWALKER ARREST


El Nuevo Diario, Nicaragua
Using Bitcoin, U.S. Banker
Makes Home in Nicaragua

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ I think that apart from Nicaragua,
there are only two other countries.
In Chile and Mexico, there are
properties available that can be
purchased using this cryptocurrency.”

—EX-U.S. BANKER Greg Simon

NICARAGUA NOW BITCOIN-FRIENDLY


La Jornada, Mexico
U.S. 'Interference' in
Michoacan State is Last
Thing Mexico Needs

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The unacceptable transfer of
sovereignty by the previous
administration under a pretext
of the war against drugs led to
almost complete dependency on
Washington in terms of security,
intelligence, and foreign policy.
Yet this failed to reduce the
level of violence in our country."

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

RISE OF THE MEXICO VIGILANTES


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Ambassador Kennedy Draws
Nationalist Japanese Ire After
Condemning Dolphin Slaughter

“One poster added a poem emphasizing
how delicious dolphin meat is, while
several others compared consuming beef
with dolphin and said that Westerners are
hypocritical for condemning the hunt.”

— CORRESPONDENT Julian Ryall

CAROLINE KENNEDY MAKES SOME WAVES


Opera Mundi, Brazil
GMO's Benefit No One but
Companies Like Monsanto

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The only ones to benefit from GMOs
have been the multinational biotech
firms that patented them. Having
conquered a growing slice of the
global market for highly-monopolized
seeds, their goal is long-term profits,
indifferent to the impact on the
environment, health, or family farms."

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Bof

GM FOODS: A BLESSING OR A CURSE?


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
China, Too, is Building
Quantum Supercomputer

"The potential uses of a quantum
computer make it the holy grail
of intelligence encryption and
could be used to break even the
most secure codes used by banks,
governments, militaries around
the world. While there is no sign
that China is close to developing
a practical, working model, it has
pulled out all the stops to build
the ultimate code-breaker."

— REPORTER Stephen Chen

WORKING ON DEATH OF ENCRYPTION

Deccan Herald, India
U.S. Embassy School
on India Radar for
Visa, Tax Violations

"With India having chosen
to enforce strict reciprocity
on privileges enjoyed by
American diplomats, the
government has already
withdrawn extra privileges
they enjoyed, such as airport
passes that gave them special
access at Indian airports."

—NEWS ITEM, Deccan Herald

INDIA-U.S. DIPLOMATIC TUSSLE


Sydney Morning Herald, New Zealand
Secret Draft of TPP Trade
Talks Reveals 'Toothless'
Environment Enforcement

"WikiLeaks says top words are
'enhance' (12), 'consider' (12),
'encourage' (11), 'address' (10),
'endeavor' (9) and 'seek' (9). ...
The chairpersons of the deal's
environment section despair at
ever getting agreement, saying
the so-called 'red line' or non-
negotiable positions appear
irreconcilable.'Many of the red
lines for some parties were in
direct opposition to the red
lines expressed by other parties.'"

— REPORTER Peter Martin

Xinhua, China
Newly-Found Documents
Detail Imperial Japan's
Mass Biological Crimes

"According to a Japanese military
police report from Aug. 9, 1937,
in place of the phrase 'biological
war' was a code name, 'plague
prevention.' ... 'This explains why
so few mentions of Japanese
biological warfare could be found
in public documentation,' said Gao
Wei of the Jilin Provincial Archives."

—NEWS ITEM, Xinhua

JAPAN-CHINA BIO-PROPAGANDA WAR


News, Australia
Report: U.S. Tested
Biological Weapons
in Okinawa in 1960s

“In the tests conducted
at least a dozen times
between 1961 and 1962,
rice blast fungus was
released over rice fields
and data was collected
on how it affected rice
production, Kyodo said,
citing the documents.”

— NEWS ITEM, News

BIOWAR: JAPAN STRIKES BACK?

JAPAN TIMES: Japan Considers
Drones and Aircraft Carriers

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Tokyo-Beijing
Mudslinging a Global Embarrassment

MAINICHI: Okinawa Governor
Ready to Approve Okinawa Base
Relocation; Turmoil Expected

MAINICHI: U.S. Embassy Considers
Showing Hiroshima Bomb Film


Asia Times, Hong Kong
The U.S. Corporate Media's
'Whitewash' of Ariel Sharon

"Sharon's demise and the flood of
robust eulogies will neither change
the facts of his blood-soaked history,
nor erase the 'facts on the ground'
- as in the many illegal colonies that
Sharon erected with such dedication
on Palestinian land Israel occupies."

— COLUMNIST Ramzy Baroud

SHARON DIES: A PALESTINIAN VIEW

Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
U.S. Playing with Fire By
Coddling 'Outrageous' Abe

"If German politicians continued to
pay homage to Nazi war criminals,
including Adolf Hitler, and deny
their country's crimes during WWII,
what would have happened? The
E.U. would have entirely fallen
apart. In that case, would the U.S.
urge other European nations to
join hands with Germany to address
regional security? ... Only America
can put the brakes on Abe's actions."

—EDITORIAL, Chosun Ilbo

TIME TO REIN IN RIGHT-WING FANATICS?


Times of India, India
Indicted but Immune,
Deputy Consul General
Khobragade Exits U.S.

“The United States and India
put a lid on a torrid month-
long diplomatic fiasco, after
agreeing to remove Indian
diplomat Devyani Khobragade
from New York, without
prosecuting her, despite
her criminal indictment.”

— REPORTER
Chidanand Rajghatta

DIPLOMAT 'REMOVED' IN MAID ROW


DNA: Opposition Leader:
Khobragade's Return
a 'Defeat to the Nation'

DNA: Khobragade's Father
Says Diplomat Daughter
Rejected Compromise

DECCAN HERALD: Maid
Speaks Out: 'I Suffered
Working for Diplomat'


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Would-Be Owner of The New
York Times Relates, 'I am
Good at Working with Jews'

"Chen said he was aware that many
U.S. papers were Jewish-owned.
He said he was up for the job since
he had 'equally competent IQ and
EQ' compared with Jews. ... 'I am
very good at working with Jews.'"

—REPORTER Amy Li

CHEN: FOOT PUT FIRMLY IN MOUTH


Global Times, China
Buying The New York
Times
Won't 'Rebuild'
Public Image of China

"Among China's public, there
is both support and derision
toward recycling tycoon Chen
Guangbiao's ambition to buy
The New York Times. Some
mock the possible purchase as
a step toward turning it into
an official newspaper Excited
about capturing a core liberal
U.S. asset, voices of support
come from segments of the
population fed up with one-
sided coverage of The Times."

—COLUMNIST Liu Yun

NEXT OWNER OF NEW YORK TIMES?


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'Comfort Women' Outrage
Not Confined to Countries
Harmed by Japanese Army

“If Japan politicians thought like
most people do, they would be
ashamed that sculptures honoring
comfort women are being built
in the United States. It goes to
show that Japan's past is not only
an issue of controversy for the
countries it harmed. ... Japan's
attitude demonstrates its moral
vulgarity and brazen nature.”

— COMMENTARY Rodong Sinmun

PYONGYANG CLAIMS THE HIGH GROUND

Carta Maior, Brazil
Exposing, Confronting the
'Global Corporate Empire'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"How much inhumanity can people
stomach? Now, however, we see
the guts of the beast. It's breaking
everything in sight: the crystal, the
crockery - and trampling people.
But for how much longer? ... A
society cannot long survive based
on extreme forms of exploitation,
lies, and the opposition to life."

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Bof

CORPORATIONS OVER GOVERNMENTS


O Globo, Brazil
U.S. and Cuba: Pragmatic
Capital Will Soon Triumph
Over Rural Conservatives

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The handshake between Barack
Obama and Raul Castro was more
than formality. The Ceremonials
Division of the Office of the Chief
of U.S. Protocol could simply have
removed Obama from the Castro's
proximity. This is something they
have always been good at. Why
not this time? ... When it comes to
increasing the benefits to capital,
there is a clarity and objectivity
that egocentric philosophers
and moralists fail to comprehend."

—COLUMNIST Andre Laino

IS U.S.-CUBA ICE ABOUT TO CRACK?


The Express Tribune, Pakistan
End of Year Survey: After
U.S., Pakistan Considered
Top Threat to World Peace

“Twenty four percent of the world
believes America represents the
top threat to peace. In comparison,
only 8 percent believe it is Pakistan,
which is closely followed by China
(6 percent), and Afghanistan (5
percent) and Iran (5 percent).”

— REPORTER Talha Ahmed

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Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Abe’s Yasukuni Shrine Visit Stirs
Hornet's Nests in Beijing, Seoul

“We cannot help feeling lament and
rage. ... It is an anachronistic act to
fundamentally destroy stability and
cooperation of Northeast Asia.”

— South Korean Government

WHEN 'PAYING RESPECT' IS AN INSULT

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Abe's Visit
to Yasukuni Shrine a Futile
Act of Self-Righteousness

ASAHI SHIMBUN: U.S.
Expresses Disappointment at
Abe Visit to Yasukuni Shrine

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Shrine
Visit Won't Alter Japan's
Stance on History, Diplomacy

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe's
Yasukuni Visit Reflects
Conservatives' Priorities

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe's
Visit to Yasukuni Could Isolate
Japan from Rest of World

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Abe’s
Yasukuni Shrine Visit a
Personal, Calculated Risk

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Abe’s
Visit to Yasukuni Must be
Followed by Diplomacy


The Hacker News, India
1400 Institutions, 88
Countries: The Year
of the Bank Trojans

“In 2013, emerging threats
included advanced phishing
attacks by Syrian Electronic
Army, financial malware and
exploit kits, Cryptolocker
ransomware infections, mass
Bitcoin theft, a large number
of privacy breaches from NSA,
and many more.”

— COLUMNIST Swati Khandelwal

A PROBLEM KNOWING NO BORDERS


Epoca, Brazil
China on the Moon: Move
Over America and Russia

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"This success on the part of China,
which with its space program seeks
to show that it can compete with
the traditional technological powers
after decades of underdevelopment
and global isolation, occurs 10 years
after the country launched its first
astronaut into space, Yang Liwei."

—NEWS ITEM, EPOCA

WILL CHINA SPUR AMERICA INTO ACTION>


Caixin, China
Government, Scientists
Struggle to Root Out
Opposition to GM Foods

“The public has been slow to
accept scientifically altered
rice and other staples, setting
back industrial cultivation.”

— REPORTERS Cui Zheng,
Yu Dawei and Yang Jie

MONSANTO'S PEOPLE IN BEIJING


Greater Kashmir, India
Gay Carnality of 'Domineering
Western Culture' Bad for India

“Talk of 'contemporary values and
relationships' is simply a surrender
to domineering Western atheist
culture. It is amazing to see that in
the name of 'freedom' and 'dignity,'
the power-wielding class is pro-
actively engaged in defending the
'rights' of a tiny number of sodomists.”

— COLUMNIST Hassan Zainagiree

DO GAYS THREATEN CIVILIZATION?

Pak Observer, Pakistan
Disrespectful America is
Rightly Snubbed by India

“How strange it is that America
expects all sorts of courtesies
and privileges - due and undue
- for not only its diplomatic staff,
but its undercover spies, yet it
is unwilling to extend the same
to diplomats of other countries.”

— EDITORIAL, Pak Observer

RARE PAKISTAN-INDIA AGREEMENT


Outlook India, India
Indian Diplomat's U.S.
Detention: Her Domestic
Aid is the Real Victim

“The Indian establishment
colluded to victimize the
domestic assistant, Sangeeta
Richard, who arrived in the
U.S. in November 2012 and
began working for Devyani
Khobragade as a domestic aid.”

— NEWS ITEM, Outlook India

SANGEETA RICHARD: THE VICTIM?

OUTLOOK INDIA: U.S. Attorney
General Answers Critics Over
Indian Diplomat's Detention

OUTLOOK INDIA: India Foreign
Ministery Replies to U.S.
Attorney General Preet Bharara


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'We Will Finish All Who
Challenge Marshal Kim
Jong-Un; Even Our Kin'!

“If anyone dares come against
our supreme leader, we will
finish them off then and
there, even if he is our kin.”

— EDITORIAL, Rodong Sinmun

REGIME ISSUES LOYALTY OATH


Hindustan Times, India
BJP Party Leader Suggests
'Arrest Same-Sex Partners'
of U.S. Diplomats in India

“We have issued visas to a number
of U.S. diplomats' companions.
'Companions' means that they are
of the same sex. Now, after the
Supreme Court ruling, this is illegal
in our country, just as paying less
wages was illegal in the U.S. ... So,
why doesn't the Government go
ahead and arrest and punish them? ”

— BJP Leader Yaswant Singh

U.S.-INDIA DIPLOMATIC ROW ESCALATES

TIMES OF INDIA: Kerry
Expresses Regret Over
Devyani's Treatment

TIMES OF INDIA: Devyani
Case: It's All a 'Maid-in-U.S.'
Conspiracy, India Says

INDIAN EXPRESS: A Diplomatic
Row and a Public Spectacle


New Media Animation, Taiwan
VIDEO: Megyn Kelly says
Santa is White; In Fact
He's the Color of Money

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The assertion of Fox News host
Megyn Kelly that Santa Clause is
a White man has attracted the
attention of Taiwan's Next Media
Animation, which has lampooned
America's annual 'war on Christmas.'

— NEW MEDIA ANIMATION

CARTOON LAMPOONS FOX NEWS

Times of India, India
Indian Diplomat's Arrest
to Bring 'Strongest Action
in Years' Against America

“National Security Advisor Menon
described the arrest of Deputy
Consul General Khobragade as
'barbaric,' as he and Parliament
Speaker Meira Kumar refused to
meet a group of U.S. lawmakers.
Today the anger spread, as Rahul
Gandhi, Narendra Modi and
Sushilkumar Shinde also refused
to meet the Amercian lawmakers. ”

— REPORTER Indrani Bagchi

ARRESTED: DEVYANI KHOBRAGADE

TIMES OF INDIA: Strip-Search
Helps India Find its Spine

NEW INDIAN EXPRESS: Stop Special
Benefits for U.S. Diplomats in India


Folha, Brazil
Edward Snowden's
'Open Letter' to the
People of Brazil

“When someone in Brazil
visits a Web site, the NSA
keeps a record of when it
happened and what you
did there. If a mother in
Porto Alegre calls her son
to wish him luck on his
university exam, NSA can
keep that call log for five
years or more. ... They
even keep track of who is
having an affair or looking
at pornography, in case
they need to damage
their target's reputation. ”

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN LOOKS TO BRAZIL


FOLHA: Brazil Needs
a Bigger U.S. Lobby

FOLHA: Edward Snowden
Seeks Asylum in Brazil


O Globo, Brazil
Bush, Obama, Clintons and
Mandela ... 'People Like Us'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

Brazilians have a special feeling for
being human that comes out in this
article by O Globo's Dorrit Harazim.
Looking at the Mandela memorial
last week through the prism of
George W. Bush, when all was said
and done and the boos and applause
were over, a trip of one incumbent
president, two former presidents,
and one potential future president,
ended with a simple gesture: George
W. Bush showing his traveling
companions dog paintings on his iPad.

—COLUMNIST Cesar Navarro

PUTTING ON THEIR PANTS LIKE US ALL


La Jornada, Mexico
Explaining Mandela's
Loyalty to Fidel and
the Cuban Revolution

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The ambitions of the South
African racists and the United
States were not only to crush
the Angolan regime, but to
eliminate the training bases
of the ANC and Namibia's
South West African People's
Organization, which were
established in Angola with
Cuban trainers. ... A long
and bloody war to confront
the South African military
intervention ensued, lasting
from 1981 to 1988. ... The
cracking of this racist and
genocidal military adventure
which was the harbinger of
the end of apartheid.”

—COLUMNIST Cesar Navarro

BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS


La Jornada, Mexico
Mexico Surrenders
Underground to U.S.

“The United States consider
the 'law of the land' to be a
supreme value of respect on
their territory, and violate
it in foreign nations: Puerto
Rico, Honduras, Venezuela,
Panama, Colombia, and even
the occupation of Guantanamo.
The list is never ending.”

—PROFESSOR Adolfo Gilly


Huanqiu, China
For Exposing American
Hypocrisy, Ed Snowden
Deserves Global Respect

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“We owe Snowden our respect
for challenging American soft
power and its right to define
justice and injustice. The young
man is the first person in recent
years to have knocked America
U.S. off of its moral pedestal.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

FP'S GLOBAL THINKER OF THE YEAR


Huanqiu, China
Sochi Boycott Call Reflects
Lack of Western 'Humility'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The West is chock full of people
who always have a sense of moral
superiority. In the eyes of non-
Western countries, however, they
seem more like an arrogant mob,
using brutality to promote their
values and ruin cultural diversity.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

IS THE WEST HUMANE - OR ARROGANT?


El Espectador, Colombia
'Mind Control' is Achieved in
Post-Snowden United States

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Writers are self-censoring. They
are leaving certain areas untouched,
especially if they involve using certain
terms in their communications. So
it has come to this: the reality of life
in the most powerful democracy in
the world has achieved what has
been impossible for the very worst
totalitarian systems and theocracies
- mind control over individuals.”

—COLUMNIST Juan Gabriel Vasquez

U.S.: TOPPING THE TOTALITARIANS


La Jornada, Mexico
Hollywood: Where the
U.S. Frowns on Spying

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Leaders allied with the great
superpower and millions of their
citizens have been victimized
by the mass surveillance of
communications by our neighbor
and trading partner. In contrast,
Anthony Pellicano, the most
well known private detective
in Hollywood, has been sentenced
to ten years in prison. He was
found guilty of 76 offenses,
including wiretapping, extortion,
fraud, and blackmail. ... So good
going Edward Snowden, for
working in Moscow under Russian
government protection.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

HOLLYWOOD: SPYING IS A NO NO


The Register, Ausralia
Trans Pacific Partnership
Papers to Remains Secret
... Until Deal is Signed!

“Australians interested in knowing
what will be in the controversial
Trans Pacific Partnership agreement
will have to hope someone leaks it.”

—Fairfax Media

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Who's Monitoring the
Covert Operations of
World's Spy Agencies?

“Even if Australian law is said
to offer some measure of
privacy protection, how can
that be more than a fig leaf
when most of these services
are headquartered outside
Canberra's jurisdiction, with
so much data routed offshore?”

—COLUMNIST Deborah Snow

Carta Maior, Brazil
Will Humanity Allow Itself
to be Excised Like 'Cancer'?

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Either we again begin to feel a part
of nature and show respect for it and
ourselves, or we will move into a
paradigm of conquest and domination.
We can live together and respect the
natural rhythms and exist within the
limits of our ecosystems, or prepare
ourselves for the bitter lessons that
Mother Earth will teach us."

— THEOLOGIAN AND PHILOSOPHER
Leonardo Boff

PHILIPPINES' DELEGATE SPEAKS HIS MIND

China Daily, China
'Facts' for Joe Biden on
Who is Responsible for
South China Tensions

“Despite trying to present itself
as an impartial mediator, the U.S.
has obviously taken Japan's side.
By turning a blind eye to Tokyo's
provocations, the root cause of
the tensions, Washington has
wrongly pointed an accusing
finger at in China's direction.”

—EDITORIAL, China Daily

BIDEN: TRINKET SHOPS IN BEIJING


Global Times, China
Biden Should 'Show
'Kindness' To China

“It is extremely unlikely
Biden has shown up in
China to be an opponent.
If so, however, China
won't hold back. ...
Americans might consider
adjusting their own
behavior, when a country
as mild and undemanding
as China begins to cultivate
nationalism toward the U.S.”

—EDITORIAL, Global Times

BIDEN: CALMING THE WATERS?


Infobae, Argentina
Obama's Weakness Triggers
Torrent of Mideast Trouble

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"It's clear that when it comes to both
the Syria crisis and the Iran nuclear
controversy, the deception and fraud
laid out by Russia has been a trap that
President Obama walked right into,
pulling the majority of E.U. leaders in
with him. Now it's too late for regrets."

— COLUMNIST George Chaya

NETANYAHU PLEADS CASE TO PUTIN

Daily Tribune, The Philippines
China ADZ 'Should Not
Have Been Done':
Defense Chief Gazmin

“What was done by China -
should have not been done,
because things are getting
dangerous. This may trigger
an unexpected incident. ...
Common sense will tell you
that you should not commit
the same mistake twice - if
they recognize it as a mistake.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CLINGING IN THE FACE OF CHINA


Guardian Australia, Australia
Spy Service Puts Privacy
of Ordinary Australians
Under Serious Threat
SPIES HELP SPIES

“Intelligence agents
offered to share the
confidential data of
law-abiding Australians
with international
partners. In this
Orwellian climate, who
guards the guardians?”

— ATTORNEY
Geoffrey Robertson

Guardian Australia, Australia
Revealed: Australian Spy
Agency Offered to Share
Data on Australia Citizens

“Australia's surveillance agency
offered to share information
collected on ordinary citizens
of Australia with its leading
intelligence partners, according
to a secret 2008 document
leaked by the Edward Snowden.”

— REPORTERS Ewen MacAskill,
James Ball, Katharine Murphy


SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
Orwellian Spying on Indonesia
Breaches Australian Law

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
Prime Minister Must Find
those who Decided to Snoop


La Jornada, Mexico
Assange's Warning 'Urgent'
for the Developing World

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It's required and urgent to create
and operate independent access to
the Worldwide Web in order to
break U.S. dominance in this area.
It's not for nothing that the group
of emerging economies known as
the BRICS advocate the creation of
an alternative Internet structure,
known as CABLEBRICS, consisting
of a system of fiber optic cables
20,000 miles long, which would
exclude major centers of U.S.
and E.U. telecommunications.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

ASSANGE URGES LATIN AMERICA TO ACT


CBC News, Canada
Top Spy Refuses to Answer
Queries on G20 Espionage

“The documents show the federal
government allowed the NSA, the
U.S.' largest spy agency, to conduct
widespread surveillance in Canada
during the 2010 summits.”

— REPORTER Laura Payton


NATIONAL POST: No Reason
for Canada to be Ashamed of
Spying on Other Countries

GLOBE & MAIL: Don't Listen to
Our Guests or Our Protesters


Global Times, China
Claims Made By U.S. About
Air Defense Zone 'Ridiculous'

“How will the interests of the U.S. and
its allies be impacted by a Chinese ADIZ
on China's own doorstep? Why didn't
U.S. call the establishment of Japan's
ADIZ in 1969, which included China's
Diaoyu Islands within it, and Tokyo's
'nationalization' of the islands, 'one-
sided?' Threats will not sway China.
Defending the territory of the
nation will always be its top priority.”

—COLUMNIST Luo Yuan

HOW FAR WILL AMERICA DEFEND JAPAN?


Peeople's Daily, China
The U.S. and Japan Must Be
Shown: 'White is Not Black'

“China's announcement of an Air
Defense Identification Zone in the
East China Sea has drawn criticism
from the United States and Japan -
wrongly. ... The logic of the two
countries is simple: they can do it
while China cannot, which might
be explained by a Chinese saying,
'the magistrates are free to burn
down houses, while common folk
are forbidden to light their lamps.'”

—COLUMNIST Wu Liming

A RILED CHINA RILES THE REGION


News, Australia
U.S. Responds with B-52s to
China's 'Air Identification Zone'
Over Japan-Claimed Islands

“Three days ago China declared a no
fly zone over waters claimed by Japan.
Yesterday, the U.S. flew B52 bombers
over them. Today, China sent in an
aircraft carrier. Are these the drums
of war being beaten on our doorstep?”

—NEWS ITEM, Australia News

U.S. SENDS CHINA A BIG MO MESSAGE

Minyu Shimbun, Japan
Short of Manpower,
TEPCO Boosts Pay for
Fukushima Workers

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“TEPCO will build a larger
lounge for workers to take
breaks and decontaminate
more of the site, so over a
larger area, workers will
be able to work without full
face masks - thought to lower
worker efficiency. The firm
will also raise the daily bonus
for workers from $100 to
$200. ... this newspaper has
continued to report on the
reality of TEPCO's plants,
where the environment is
atrocious and commission
of mistakes is continueous.”

—EDITORIAL, Minyu Shimbun

FIDDLING OVER YEN AS JAPAN BURNS?


El Tiempo, Colombia
JFK's Murder Badly Hobbled
Latin American Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Latin America he proposed the
Alliance for Progress and gave
financial support under exceptional
circumstances. ... The town of
Kennedy is testament to his journey
through Bogota where he was
accompanied by Jacqueline. ... How
much could have been avoided and
how much progress would have
been in terms of democracy if that
precious existence had not been
criminally cut short as it was? ”

—COLIMNIST
Abdon Espinosa Valderrama

JFK - AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

The Hindu, India
Doctor Who Helped
CIA Find bin Laden
Charged with Murder

“Even as Dr. Shakeel Afridi,
who allegedly helped the
CIA track down Osama Bin
Laden, awaits a decision on
re-trial of his earlier case,
Afridi has been charged
with killing a boy in 2006-
2007 while performing
surgery in Khyber Agency.”

—REPORTER Meena Menon

NO GOOD DEED UNPUNISHED?


La Jornada, Mexico
Kerry 'End of Monroe
Doctrine' Seems More
Like a New Beginning

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It's clear that if the colonialist
policy enunciated by President
James Monroe doesn't signify a
desire of the political powers
in Washington to renounce their
never-ending zeal for foreign
intervention in Latin America.
Kerry himself, in his speech at
the OAS, made evident that
among the U.S. political class,
thinking toward its continental
neighbors hasn't changed an iota.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

AN END TO U.S. INTERVENTIONISM?

Outlook Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Ignore Propaganda Against
Afghan-U.S. Security Deal

“Some people, who took money
surrounding countries, are trying
to prevent signing of the Bilateral
Security Agreement, which has
tremendous political, economic
and security benefits for Afghans.
These people close their eyes to
the miseries of the past. They fail
to grasp that if they are able to
televise their thoughts and ideas
in the first place, it is solely due
to systems created with support
from that very same United States.”

—EDITORIAL, Outlook Afghanistan

CAN THE AFGHANS GO IT ALONE?


Cebu Daily News, Philippines
Post 9-11 U.S. Leadership
a Model for the Philippines

“The model for solidarity among
public officials of opposing political
parties remains the September 11
terrorist attacks, when New York
Mayor Rudy Guilani, a Republican,
stood shoulder to shoulder with
then-U.S. Senator Hilary Rodham
Clinton, a Democrat, as they went
to Ground Zero. ... That would
not be the case with Filipino
officials and politicians, who each
go their separate ways and go to
lengths not to be seen together.”

—EDITORIAL, Cebu Daily News

CAN FILIPINOS SET ASIDE DIFFERENCES?

The Philippine Star, Philippines
An 'Irrelevant President',
Not CNN, is Our Problem

“The sobering reality never sinks
into the heads of administration
officials, their seeming ignorance
of the breadth and length of the
destruction hard to fathom. ...
The humanity of the entire world,
now converging on the Filipinos,
honors the victims. Never mind
if the most powerful man in the
Philippines has not. He no longer
matters. He's no longer our leader.”

—COLUMNIST Antonio Montalvan II

CAN AQUINO RECOVER FROM HAIYAN?

The Philippine Star, Philippines
Filipinos 'Thank God
for the United States!'

“The faces of those who suffered
in this mega disaster will haunt us
all forever, but we will always be
grateful to all countries that came
to their succor, most especially to
our No. one ally. God bless America!”

—COLUMNIST Babe Romualdez

AMERICAN SOFT POWER WIND THE DAY

ABC, Australia
Indonesia Ambassador
Pulled from Australia
Over Spy Revelations

“Australian intelligence
attempted to listen in to
President Yudhoyono's
telephone conversations,
and targeted the phones
of his wife and inner circle.”

—CORRESPONDENT
George Roberts

LONG ARM OF ED SNOWDEN


The Daily Tribune, Philippines
'Thankfully', Americans Reject
Aquino Typhoon Relief Control

“The only discernible distribution system
yet to provide relief to devastated Leyte
Province has been mounted by the aircraft
carrier USS George Washington, which has
deployed its choppers in non-stop airlift
and air drop operations for the desperate.”

—EDITORIAL, The Daily Tribune

U.S. MILITARY WINS FRIENDS IN PHILIPPINES

El Diario Decoahuila, Mexico
Ex-U.S. Marine and
Kidnapper-for-Hire
Gang Leader Caught

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The leader was identified
as 32-year-old Luis Ricardo
Gonzalez Garcia, aka/Javier
Aguirre Cardenas, member
of the U.S. Marines from
1998 to 2002, and cop in
Laredo, Texas from 2002-
2009, when he moved to
Tamaulipas and began to
engage in criminal activity.”

—NEWS ITEM,
El Diario Decoahuila

MARINE RUNS MEXICO GANG


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
The Unfair Typhoon 'Blame
Game' of CNN and the Rest

“We coulda done this, we shoulda
gone that way, or we woulda made
more of a difference. And to shore
up our self-flagellation, we take out
of context what foreigners have to
say about our relief efforts. People
should understand that Anderson
Cooper's analysis of relief efforts
were based on only one location:
the destroyed Tacloban Airport.”

—COLUMNIST Solita Collas-Monsod

COULD ANY NATION DEAL WITH THIS?

Japan News, Japan
'Big Welcome for a Big
Name': Caroline Kennedy

“The government is going to
great lengths to show Kennedy
a warm welcome. On Tuesday
she is to offer her credentials
to the Emperor ... Wednesday
she is scheduled to lunch with
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and
the other scheduled greetings. ”

— CORRESPNDENT Imai

JFK'S DAUGHTER ARRIVES IN TOKYO

JAPAN TIMES: Japan Pins
Hopes on Caroline Kennedy


La Jornada, Mexico
Obama's Hope-Killing
'Virtual Political Death'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama's announcement puts
him in a state of near political
death. His position seems
reduced to a mere managerial
role representing the interests
that really pull the strings of
power in his country. ... his
administration is a hope killer,
to the extent that it renders
the U.S. incapable of resolving
the miseries and distortions it
suffers economically, politically,
diplomatically and socially.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

OBAMA: NOW A PENCIL PUSHER?

Folha, Brazil
Often Wrong - Give Iran
Credit when it's Correct

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Even if you want to continue
believing that the Iranian regime
lies 24 hours a day and is talking
just to rid itself of sanctions that
damage its economy (and its
citizens), an imperfect deal is
still better than no agreement.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

UNDUE ISRAELI INFLUENCE?


The Daily Tribune, Philippines
New York Times Joins
CNN in Shaming Aquino
Typhoon Response

“'We've been telling the media
that the Aquino government is
not responding systematically
enough to save the victims of
Yolanda. Now CNN has finally
exposed the truth that the
president has been attempting
to hide from the world for the
past five days - that people are
being left to their own devices
in dealing with this mass disaster.”

—Representative Emmi De Jesus

PHILIPPINES' KATRINA MOMENT

Cebu Daily News, Philippines
Without CNN Help, Desperate
Filipinos would be Forgotten

“Yolanda's destructive fury and the
slow response of the government
to come to the aid of hundreds of
thousands of displaced people,
especially in Leyte and Samar, are
being reported around the clock
by CNN. ... Their compassion and
generosity strengthen our faith
and help keep our hopes alive.”

—REPORTER
Malou Guanzon Apalisok

FROM THE HEART OF DESOLATION

The Daily Tribune, Philippines
CNN Rightly Shames
the Aquino Government
Over Typhoon Response

“CNN correspondent Anderson
Cooper, who is in Tacloban City,
pointedly criticized the Aquino
government for its response to
the desperate survivors of
typhoon Yolanda, who after five
days have yet to receive any aid.”

—REPORTERS Ed Velasco
and Paul Atienza

PHILIPPINE FINGER POINTING BEGINS

People's Daily, China
'Racist' Jimmy Kimmel
Skit Damages America
and Hurts the Chinese

“Offensive words like these
not only hurt the feelings of
all Chinese people, but they
damage the interests of the
U.S. itself. As a multi-racial
nation built on a melting
pot of immigrants from all
over the world, such remarks
do no good for the social
cohesiveness of America itself.”

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

KIMMEL'S CHINESE BACKLASH


El Tiempo, Colombia
JFK's Murder Badly Hobbled
Latin American Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Latin America he proposed the
Alliance for Progress and gave
financial support under exceptional
circumstances. ... The town of
Kennedy is testament to his journey
through Bogota where he was
accompanied by Jacqueline. ... How
much could have been avoided and
how much progress would have
been in terms of democracy if that
precious existence had not been
criminally cut short as it was? ”

—COLIMNIST
Abdon Espinosa Valderrama

JFK - AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Tico Times, Costa Rica
Report: Reagan in Bed with
Drug Traffickers; The CIA
Ordered DEA Agent Killed

“I am convinced U.S. authorities are
hiding something. There appears no
will in the media, where I have many
close and respected friends, to take
up the challenge of putting the facts
in their proper place. Ask yourself
why? To my Costa Rican colleagues:
have courage, do not remain silent.
Demand explanations. They deceived
my generation. I hope my generation,
with the help of younger journalists,
can now have the unadulterated truth.”

—Reporter Lafitte Fernandez

IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL RISES AGAIN


Tico Times, Costa Rica
Was U.S. Marine Murdered
to Hide CIA-Cocaine Link?

“Colonol Sabow, a straight-arrow
Marine and decorated fighter pilot,
learned a day before he was killed
that these aircraft were using El
Toro and other military bases to
fly cocaine into the United States.”

—By Writer Robert O'Dowd

KNEW OF CIA DRUGRUNNING INTO U.S.?

Huanqiu, China
'Vile' CNN Shows the World
America's 'Dark Psychology'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“After the 9-11 incident, many Chinese
were quite pleased. Over many a dinner
table, Chinese folk praised Osama bin
Laden's arguments, some even referring
to him as a modern day Robin Hood. Such
attitudes, however, never made it into
China's media, all of which was harshly
critical of his evils, and very sympathetic
to the U.S. government and standing
alongside the American people.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

DOES U.S. PRACTICE TERROR HYPOCRISY?


Folha, Brazil
Shaming NSA is First Step
to Ending 'State of Nature'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“There is no doubt that as far
as possible, everyone spies on
everyone else. The question
is whether there is any way
to that we can change that.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

HOBBES: THINGS TO SAY ON SPYING?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
'Illegal' American Spying
Lays South Korea Bare

“It is no exaggeration to say that
the inner workings of the Seoul
government are an open book to
U.S. authorities. When an ally is
treated in such a way, what hope
can there be of reciprocal and
equitable cooperation between us?”

—EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

SOUTH KOREA JOINS THE CHORUS


The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Seoul Lawmakers are Told
that Without United States,
North Would Defeat South

“If we fight under the current plan
as an alliance with the United States,
we will win by an overwhelming
margin. If South Korea fights alone,
however, North Korea has superior
strength, so South Korea would lose.”

—Jo Bo-geun,
National Intelligence Service

Folha, Brazil
NSA Scandal is Just a
Temporary Annoyance

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Up until now, the Snowden
documents have succeeded in
reinforcing a certain diffuse
anti-Americanism, causing
diplomatic embarrassment
and disrupting talks - but
they will hardly do much else.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

JUST A BLIP ON THE SCREEN?

O Globo, Brazil
America Must Employ Famed
'Checks and Balances' on NSA

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“While the issue was limited to Latin
America, the damage was contained.
However, with France and Germany
involved in the scandal, the trouble
became far greater, as it involves an
agenda of heavyweight interests that
has a far more international impact.”

—EDITORIAL, O Globo

HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES FAILED?

China Daily, China
U.S. 'Anti-Terror' Spies
Have No Place in China

“According to Der Spiegel, U.S.
Special Collection Service cells
operate in five Chinese cities -
Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong,
Shanghai and Taipei. Please
don't tell us they are here to
fight terrorism. While China
has contributed earnestly to
the global war on terror, its
own vulnerability to terrorism
has hardly been a U.S. concern.”

—EDITORIAL, China Daily

La Jornada, Mexico
Human Rights, the NSA,
and U.S. Moral Decline

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The massive spying against
governments, organizations
and citizens - allegedly for
reasons of security - is the
most immediate example
of moral backsliding by our
neighbor nation's institutions,
a setback that has translated
into a deterioration of rights
of people on a planetary scale.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

NSA: VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS?

Ryukyo Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Japan Must Safeguard Data
from 'Superpower in Decline'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“America's self-righteous surveillance
activities are a shameful mistake that
compromises the whole objective of
preventing terrorism. Intelligence,
which would have been obtained
effortlessly in the past, is now more
difficult to glean because America is
no longer as credible. ... the United
States should not be permitted to
continue tapping our conversations.”

—EDITORIAL,
Ryukyo Shimpo Shimbun

EVEN JAPAN STEPS BACK FROM NSA


JAPAN TIMES: NSA asked
Japan to Tap Regionwide
Fiber-Optic Cables in 2011


Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Australian Embassies Part
of 'U.S.-Led' Spy Network

“The top secret Defence Signals
Directorate operates clandestine
surveillance facilities at embassies
without the knowledge of most
serving Australian diplomats.”

—CORRESPONDENT Philip Dorling

Asia Times, Hong Kong
Will the House of
Saud Pivot to China?

“Beijing's 'socialism with
market characteristics'
is badly in need of Saudi
oil; after all the House of
Saud is already China's top
supplier. King Abdullah
looks East and he sees an
aspiring superpower, flush
with unlimited cash, which
would never intertfere
in Saudi internal affairs.”

— COLUMNIST Pepe Escobar

ASIA TIMES: Time for a
Pax Sinica in the Middle East?


The Daily Jang, Pakistan
Progess for Nawaz: Drones,
War Crimes and Sovereignty

“This year has already seen a significant
drop off in the number of drone attacks,
and while that may not be the same as
halting them altogether, it does show
that Pakistan's continuous focus on the
issue may be making a difference.”

—EDITORIAL, The Daily Jang

WILL AMERICAN DRONE STRIKES DIMINISH?

La Jornada, Mexico
NSA Leak Putting President
Nieto's Credibility at Stake

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The government must adopt a more
assertive and forceful attitude toward
the neighboring country, and demand
the immediate cessation of spying, an
exhaustive explanation of the ways
and means with which it has been
practiced, and proof that all
information obtained through these
illicit channels has been destroyed.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CAN MEXICO PRESIDENT STAND UP TO U.S.?

Yonhap News Agency, South Korea
Kim Il-sung Planned Second
Korean War: China Scholar

“In 1965, North Korea asked China
to send troops in preparation for
another war on the Peninsula, a
China scholar said Thursday, citing
declassified diplomatic documents.”

—Yonhap News Item

O Globo, Brazil
NSA's 'Anti-Privacy Services';
NASA's 'Earth-Shaking News'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“What news could create such a
commotion? The exact date of the
end of the world? Confirmation
that ETs live among us? The locale
of God's dwelling place in spiral
galaxy NGC 4414? ... Given the
blackout of NASA's Internet site, I
realized that there was nothing
abstract about the U.S. shutdown.”

—COLUMNIST Hermano Vianna

PUZZLING QUESTIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Globe & Mail, Canada
Canadian Spy Agency Sued
for Illicit Phone Surveillance

“There's no question that recent
revelations … have sparked a global
debate ... It has been in the media.
The world is asking questions of
these governments. The time is now.”

—Caily DiPuma, counsel for the
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

Globe & Mail, Canada
Post-Shutdown America
Appears on the Verge
of Outright Civil Conflict

“The denizens of Old America
regard themselves as the
descendants of the founders of
the United States. They now
live in fear that they are losing
the mastery of the country
they once assumed was theirs.”

—COLUMNIST James Laxer

El Observador, Uruguay
Citizens Demand Accurate
Predictions for Doomsday!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Responsible citizens, who hoard
groceries and buy ammunition for
our guns, need someone to tell us
when everything is to explode, in
order to know when we need to
renew our provisions or whether
we'll be able to survive on what
we have. It would be awful if,
after waiting all this time, the end
of the world found us with our
gunpowder wet, so we couldn't
shoot the heads off those who'd
rob us of our canned corned beef!”

—COLUMNIST Bimbo Depauli

A PLEA FOR GREATER ACCURACY

O Globo, Brazil
My Time with
America's 'Suicide Bombers'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Tea Partiers are more dangerous
than the Islamist guerillas who blow
up trains and planes. They seek to
destroy the global economy out of
spite, rage and racism, like the little
bastards who humiliated the Black
people in Florida when I was there.”

—COLUMNIST Arnaldo Jabor

IS 'TERRORIST' TOO STRONG A WORD?

El Tiempo, Colombia
Google and Facebook Thrive
Off of Our Own Indiscretions

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“With some reluctance, because
nobody likes to be spied on, and
less, be used by companies that
could benefit economically from
our indiscretions, I think we have
to admit that it is the propensity
for voyeurism and exhibitionism
in us all that provokes the
ambition of Google and Facebook.”

—COLUMNIST Arnaldo Jabor

NO PRIVACY? BLAME OURSELVES

The Hindu, India
Covering Snowden
and Facing Leveson

“The Guardian’s move to
defend its publication of
the NSA revelations shows
how polarised the British
press is over the ground
rules of investigative
journalism, and the far
larger issue of regulation ”

—COLUMNIST Parvathi Menon

BRITISH FREE PRESS IN PERIL

National Post, Canada
More Questions than
Answers about Canada's
Secretive Spy Agency

CANADA SPYING

“The government now
has a choice to make:
It can wait for more
explosive allegations
about our spy agency's
surveillance programs
to surface, or come
clean now about the
activities it has pursued.”

— COLUMNIST Jesse Kline

MACLEANS: If Canada is Spying on
Brazil, Who Else is Under Surveillance?

TORONTO STAR: Reports that Canada
Spies on Brazil Should Surprise No One

GLOBE AND MAIL EDITORIAL:
The Slides that Came in from Brazil

GLOBE AND MAIL: Why is Canada
Spying on Brazilian Industry?


Ottawa Citizen, Canada
'Don't Shrug at Spying'

“This stuff does matter, and we
need to know about it. We need
to know about it because publicly,
the powers that be insist that spy
agencies exist to protect you and
me from the bad guys. But we
now know, courtesy of Snowden
and Shorten, that we're the real
targets. They're spying on us.”

—COLUMNIST Andrew Mitrovica

Sydney Morning Post, Australia
Australia Collecting Data
for the NSA, Leaks Show

“Australians' e-mail and instant
messaging contact lists are
hoovered up by the nation's
electronic intelligence agency
under a massive surveillance
partnership with the U.S.,
top-secret documents show.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
David Wroe and Ben Grubb

ANOTHER NSA PARTNER EXPOSED

Xinhua, China
U.S. Fiscal Failure Demands
a 'De-Americanized World'

“Instead of honoring its duties as
a responsible power, a self-serving
America has abused its superpower
status and introduced even more
chaos into the world by shifting
financial risk overseas, instigating
regional tensions amid territorial
disputes, and launching baseless
wars under the cover of outright
lies. ... Alarming moments like
these, when the destinies of others
are in the hands of a hypocritical
nation, must be terminated and
replaced with a new world order.”

—COLUMNIST Liu Chang

TIME FOR WORLD TO DECOUPLE FROM U.S.?

La Jornada, Mexico
Nations Should Quickly Heed
Words of Greenwald, Assange

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“If one considers that U.S. information
technology platforms are infected with
government and private espionage
mechanisms, as shown in documents
obtained by WikiLeaks and published in
La Jornada, it is imperative to seek
and develop our own platforms and
options to those of the United States.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

WEB INDEPENDENCE FROM UNITED STATES?

Times of India, India
Malala Yousafzai Wows
Washington after being
Nixed for Nobel Prize

“You can shoot me, but listen
to me first. I want education
for your sons and daughters.
Now I have spoken, so you
can do whatever you want.”

—RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Malala Yousufzai

MALALA: NEW FORCE FOR GOOD

Outlook India, India
No One Listens to
the Sole Superpower

DIMINISHED

“Ever fewer countries,
allies, or enemies, are
paying attention, much
less kowtowing, to the
once-formidable power
of the last superpower.
The list of defiant ones
is growing by the day.”

— AUTHOR Dilip Hiro

Epoca, Brazil
NSA's 'Undemocratic'
Surveillance is More
Invasive than China's

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The American intelligence
services have such a gigantic
operation, it makes China's
seem like a harmless joke.
Drawing from news reports
that have by spanned the
globe, the control exerted
by the American government
- not just in the U.S. but on
every continent - seem larger,
more powerful, and more
invasive. ... A world in which
we have no right to privacy
is not a world that is free.”

—COLUMNIST Eugenio Bucci

ON SPYING AND DEMOCRACY

Huanqiu, China
America Seeks Growth at the
Expense of Emerging Nations

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Developing countries in the era of
globalization drive global growth. ...
Europe and the United States need
to recognize this trend, as their own
national interests can only be secured
with ongoing overall human progress.
A man should not be too selfish, and
the same goes for a nation. If the
United States continues to protect its
own economic growth at the expense
of economic and social progress in
developing countries, it will only
be harming itself for short term gain.”

—EDITORIAL, Haunqiu

CHINA ISSUE U.S. DEBT LIMIT WARNING

El Periodico, Guatemala
The U.S. is 'Torturing'
Our Former President!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Excessive cold can, without
doubt, be a form of torture -
whether it is intentional,
negligent or unintentionally
imposed. ... I have learned
that a senior United Nations
official was there to visit
him - and good on them! The
official said much in his favor.
He found the president living
under deplorable conditions,
limited to only one hour of
sunlight a day, and severe
torture ... he possesses just
four books at a time to
satisfy his intellectual thirst!”

—COLUMNIST
Acisclo Valladares Molina

THE TRAVAILS OF PORTILLO

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
APEC to Proceed 'Just as
Smoothly' Without Obama

“Given the political situation now
taking place there [in the U.S.],
we fully understand the decision.
We look forward to Secretary of
State Kerry's effective presence
representing America. Obama's
absence is a disappointment, but
[in any case,] the show must go on. ”

—Indonesia Foreign Minister
Marty Natalegawa

KERRY: STANDING IN FOR OBAMA

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
Obama's Canceled Asia Visit
May Mean End of Dominance

“If Obama doesn't attend APEC
in Bali, China may steal the show,
and this could be a pivotal start of
greater influence in the future ...
For now, U.S. domestic political
reality hinders its capacity and
outreach to make its presence and
influence felt far from home. This
could be the beginning of the end
of American global dominance. ”

—Dr. Bantarto Bandoro,
Indonesian Defense University

WITH U.S. AWAY, CHINA WILL PLAY ...

Hindustan Times, India
The Sub-Prime Crisis
Still Poisons America

“Washington needs a few
more years to work out
the populist poison that
since the subprime crisis
has infected its body politic.
Until then, expect the U.S.
to act like an emerging
economy or an isolationist
nation: shutting down at
home and shutting out
the rest of the world. ”

—EDITORIAL, Hindustan Times

Bernama, Malaysia
U.S. Shutdown Scuttles
President Obama's Keenly-
Awaited Malaysia Visit

“I informed him that I understand
the domestic situation in the U.S.
that prevents him from making an
official visit, and that even if he
did come, it would be questioned
by American society. If they don't
deal with the debt ceiling, it will
have serious global consequences. ”

—MALAYSIA
Prime Minister Abdul Razak

CLOSURE TAKES BITE OUT OF ASIA PIVOT

Folha, Brazil
NSA's Great Power
Challenge to Brazil

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The spying on Brazil is
repulsive, unethical and
immoral. but is a part of
the arsenal of the great
powers. The question
being asked of Rpusseff
is whether she's adopted
any action to halt these
esionage activities, or if
the president is all talk.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

WILL BRAZIL PAY TO PLAY?

Estadao, Brazil
Warning to Brazil Lawmakers
Before Meeting with Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“We must assume that the committee's
desire to interview Snowden is to the
liking of the U.S. intelligence services,
because if granted, it would provide
them with a unique opportunity to try
and uncover the whereabouts of the
former analyst, and then commence an
operation to return him ... Lawmakers
shouldn't rule out the possibility of
becoming unwitting participants in a
scene worthy of a spy thriller - before,
during and after their meeting in Russia.”

—JOURNALIST Paulo Sotero

Folha, Brazil
'In His Heart,' Obama Knows
Rousseff's Right about Spying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“According to protocol, Obama
spoke right after President Rousseff,
as if he didn't preside over a country
accused of violating human rights and
civil liberties. ... Of course Obama
knows Dilma is right. However, as in
the fable The Emperor's New Clothes,
Obama will likely continue unmoved.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

COMPLAINTS ON NSA COME TO NAUGHT

Huanqiu, China
'Imagine if Chinese Had Access
to Firearms' as Americans Do!

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Imagine what would happen if Chinese
civilians were permitted to own guns!
Look at what occurred after the stabbing
incident involving Chinese students. The
public demanded that the government
take fast and decisive action. In the U.S.,
however, even after repeated shootings
on college campuses and public places,
American society remains relatively calm. ”

—EDITORIAL, Haunqiu

BEIJING'S STARTLING ADMISSION

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Uruguay President
Jose Mujica Addresses the
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept. 24, 00:46:54

"We have destroyed the jungles,
the green jungles, and we have
created anonymous cement
jungles. ... We have tackled
sedentarianism with walkers,
insomnia with pills, solitude with
electronics. Are we happy?”

— President Jose Mujica

CALL TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Bolivia President
Evo Morales at the
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .25, 00:40:34

"Not only do they spy, they also
hatch coup d'etats. ... How is it
possible, when there are so many
unemployed, for your leaders,
for your president, to spend $700
billion on the military? ... I simply
cannot understand how they can
spend so much money interfering
in other countries while leaving
their own unprovided for.”

— President Evo Morales

STRIKING OUT AT THE 'EMPIRE'

Pak Tribune, Pakistan
Unable to Strike U.S.
Targets, Frustrated
Taliban Kill Christians

“The Taliban claim to be
waging war on America for
its policies toward the Muslim
world. However, since being
attacked by U.S. drones,
the militants have few U.S.
targets to avenge themselves
against. Frustrated by this,
the militants have turned
their guns on proxy targets,
attacking mosques, religious
gatherings, and worshipers.”

—COLUMNIST Azhar Nadeem

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

The Hindu, India
NSA Bugged Indian Embassy
and U.N. Mission: Documents

"Obama and other top U.S. officials
all claim that surveillance was aimed
exclusively at preventing terrorist
attacks. However, spying on Indian
diplomatic buildings may have been
done for political and commercial
reasons - not NSA's responsibility."

— REPORTER Shobhan Saxena

THE HINDU: With Obama, India
Cannot Compete with Rouhani

TIMES OF INDIA: U.S.-Iran Thaw
Fuels Hope in Energy-Hungry India


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Brazil President
Rousseff at Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:22:55

"The argument that the illegal
interception of information and
data aims at protecting nations
against terrorism cannot be
sustained. Brazil, Mr. President,
knows how to protect itself.
We reject, we fight, and do
not harbor, terrorist groups.”

— President Dilma Rousseff

BRAZIL UPBRAIDS NSA SNOOPING

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: President Obama
Speech to 68th Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:44:33

"Iranians have long complained of
a history of U.S. interference in
their affairs and of America’s role
in toppling Iran's government
during the Cold War. On the other
hand, Americans see an Iranian
government that has declared
the United States an enemy.”

— President Barack Obama

AN OLIVE BRANCH FOR IRAN

El Espectador, Colombia
U.S.-Backed Chilean Coup
Led to Sarin Gas Attacks

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The animosity and expectations
in opposition to Allende were so
unanimous among U.S. officials -
he was more feared than Fidel
Castro himself - that they wanted
Chile to have a dictatorship similar
to the one they backed in Brazil,
which sought total war on the left.”

—COLUMNIST
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

U.S. HANDS ARE FAR FROM CLEAN

Opera Mundi, Brazil
An Outraged Evo Morales
Wants Obama Tried for
'Crimes Against Humanity'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Shortly after claims by Venezuela
that the U.S. had denied President
Nicolas Maduro's aircraft passage
through Puerto Rico territory,
Bolivia President Evo Morales said
he would ask other governments
not to participate in the opening
of the U.N. General Assembly. 'We
will prepare for an international
trial so U.S. President Obama and
his government can be tried for
crimes against humanity. This is
the proper venue for defending
the rights of other countries.”

—NEWS ITEM, Opera Mundi

TEMPERS FLARE IN LATIN AMERICA

O Globo, Brazil
Opposition Attacks Rousseff
for Delaying U.S. State Visit

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“We support a strong reaction
from the president in rejection
of espionage. But, we think it
was wrong to cancel the trip,
because she should seize on the
opportunity to take the trip to
tell the White House that this
spying is completely intolerable.”

—Senator Aecio Neves
of the Brazilian Social
Democracy Party

IS THIS JUST POLITICS AS USUAL?

The Hindu, India
'Pigment of Our Imagination'

"People here shake with outrage
that Americans should react in this
manner to the achievement of a
person of Indian origin. But before
rushing to denounce American
attitudes, it would be pertinent to
ask if Ms. Davuluri would have ever
made it past the qualifying rounds
of a beauty contest in this country."

— EDITORIAL, The Hindu

MISS AMERICA: WHAT'S IN A COLOR?

THE HINDU: Beauty and the Skin':
India No Better than America on Race


Folha, Brazil
Dilma Postpones Her U.S. State
Visit; Saves Face for Both Sides

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The fact that it didn't entail any major
losses to Brazil no doubt helped the
decision along. ... There is also another
aspect that shouldn't be overlooked:
the risk that during the visit additional
revelations based on documents from
Edward Snowden would be made public.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

STATE VISIT OFF, DILMA HEADS TO U.N.

Huanqiu, China
Vladimir Putin Letter
Exposes 'Exceptional'
American Inequality

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Russia's pursuit of power
and influence based on its
own interests benefits the
fragile global balance of
power. So Putin's decision
to submit a letter to a U.S.
newspaper and to speak
directly against 'American
exceptionalism' should
be applauded by people
around the world.”

—Venezuela President
Nicolas Maduro

A JUSTIFIED CRITIQUE?

The Hindu, India
Miss America, Nina Davuluri,
Has Her Roots in Vijayawada

“Nina's family hails from Vijayawada
in Andhra Pradesh, and the city is
celebrating her victory. Her maternal
grandmother V. Koteshwaramma,
who runs the local Montessori schools,
was elated by her grand daughter's
feat. Her mother, Shiela Ranjani, and
her father, Koteswara Chowdhary,
are both doctors who emigrated to the
United States in the early 1980s.”

—CORRESPONDENT M. N. Samdani

NINA DAVULURI TAKES THE CROWN

Correo del Caroni, Venezuela
Maduro: 'Two-Faced,
Hypocritical, Liars' are
Seeking OAS Backing

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ they are mounting a brutal
war on the economy, so that
when we reach [the next
election period in] October,
November, we're in a dire
situation. ... We will seek a
new system [for accepting non-
dollar currencies] to stabilize
the so-called foreign exchange
market ... I've been told that
the White House has remained
'strangely' silent. You know
anytime someone says anything,
some spokesperson emerges.”

—Venezuela President
Nicolas Maduro

MADURO: JUSTLY PARANOID?

Epoca, Brazil
President Rousseff:
Snowden Docs Show
U.S. Trade Espionage

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The reason for the violations
and espionage are not about
security or counter-terrorism,
but are related to economic
and strategic interests. ...
Brazil's government demands
concrete measures be taken
to definitively do away with
this offensive espionage
against our human rights,
our national sovereignty
and our economic interests.”

—Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

PECK ON CHEEK - STAB IN BACK?

The New York Times, U.S.
A 'Plea for Caution'
From Vladimir Putin

“I rather disagree with a
case he [Obama] made on
American exceptionalism.
It is extremely dangerous
to encourage people to see
themselves as exceptional,
whatever the motivation. ..
We are all different, but
when we ask for the Lord's
blessings, we mustn't forget
that God created us equal.”

—RUSSIAN PRESIDENT
Vladimir Putin

PUTIN'S 'EXCEPTIONAL' OP-ED

Epoca, Brazil
After NSA Scandal, Brazil
Seeks Reduced U.S. Control
Over the Worldwide Web

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“From the moment you carry out this
type of surveillance, you can look for
any type of data ... for industrial
warfare and commercial espionage. ...
Our view is that there is an excessive
concentration of the Internet on U.S.
soil. This concentration must change.”

—Brazil Communications
Minister Paulo Bernardo

HAS U.S. LOST ITS INTERNET BIRTHRIGHT?

ABC.AZ Azerbaijan
China 'Grabs' Control from U.S.
of Massive TAPI Gas Pipeline

“By gaining control over the Galkynysh gas
field, China has in fact grabbed control over
TAPI, a development that the U.S. appears
to have been ready for and doesn't mind. To
some extent, as it was with the USSR in its
day, it will be more convenient for the U.S.
to have China mired in the Afghan mayhem.”

—NEWS ITEM, ABC.AZ

CHINA SLAKES ITS NATURAL GAS THIRST

La Jornada, Mexico
'Not a Single Soldier,
Not a Single Peso' for
Syrian Misadventure!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“This is a typical response of
capitalism to a long economic
crisis that appears without
end: international financial
capital expects, as it has in
the past, to end the slump
with a great war that will
destroy property, deprive
millions of people of their
lives, and create a situation
requiring mass rebuilding
under conditions of global
servitude and enslavement.”

—COLUMNIST
Guillermo Almeyra

CAN WE HEAL SYRIA'S DIVISIONS?

Outlook India, India
American Roulette in Syria

CRAZY OR JUST?

“Obama actually said
that the reason for
the planned assault
was that these
chemical weapons
'might be turned
against the United
States.' By whom?
By al-Qaeda etc.?
Excuse me? Aren’t
they on your side in
this particular conflict?”

— COLUMNIST Tariq Ali


The Times of India, India
On the Road to Damascus

WORLD UNHINGED

“The U.N. structure,
that gave permanent
veto power in the all-
important Security
Council to just five
nations that happened
to be on the same side
in World War II, is
ludicrous, having long
passed into geriatric
impotence handling
today’s global crises.”

— COLUMNIST
Gautam Adhikari

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Assange: Hong Kong
would have 'Played by
Book' Over Snowden

“We legally analyzed his situation
... and conveyed to him that very
few refugees who applied for
asylum in Hong Kong had received
it. However, we assessed there
was a 65 percent chance he would
win his extradition case ... that
he would ultimately prevail.”

—WIKILEAKS Chief Julian Assange

WHY SNOWDEN LEFT HONG KONG

Radio Australia Australia
Ball in 'America's Court' as
Rodman Back to Pyongyang

“They've only met a few times, Kim
Jong-un has been a big fan of U.S.
basketball ... since his teen years as
a student in Switzerland, at least as
far as we know. In particular he's
followed Dennis Rodman's former
team the Chicago Bulls. So there's
a bit of a star element there.”

—J Charles Armstrong, Professor of
Korean Studies at Columbia University

CAN RODMAN FREE CAPTIVE AMERICAN?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Rupert Murdoch's Estranged
Wife is a 'Chinese Spy', says
Mining Tycoon Clive Palmer

“It's time this fellow was brought to
account, this foreigner who tries to
dictate what we do. ... You know,
Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng
is a Chinese spy, and that's been right
across the world . She's been spying
on Rupert for years, giving money to
Chinese intelligence. ... Deng is a spy
and that’s why Rupert got rid of her.”

—NEWS ITEM,
South China Morning Post

MURDOCH'S CHINESE MATA HARI?

O Globo, Brazil
President Rousseff U.S. State
Visit Imperiled By NSA Spying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“When the interception of data is due
not to probe illegal activity, but things
of a political and business dimension,
the situation is without a doubt much
more serious. They told us, verbatim,
that no interceptions were undertaken
for political and economic purposes
on behalf of American companies.”

—Justice Minister
Jose Eduardo Cardozo

BRAZIL LEADER 'INDIGNANT' OVER SPYING

Cuba Debate, Cuba
Castro: 'Who Was Paid
to Lie' about Snowden
Being Allowed in Cuba?'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Who was paid to utter this
lie. Who said it? Who uttered
these libelous comments to
Russian daily Kommersant? ...
Fifty-four years of resistance,
defending ourselves without
a ceasefire and confronting
the criminal embargo imposed
by the mighty empire, have
not been in vain - and will
continue as long as necessary.”

—Former Dictator Fidel Castro

'SNOWDEN COULD HAVE COME'

People's Daily, China
Dennis Rodman Back
in North Korea to Visit
'Friend' Kim Jong-un

“Retired NBA star Dennis
Rodman arrived Tuesday
for his second visit to the
DPRK at the invitation of
the North's Sports Ministry.
'I am happy to come back
here again, to meet my
friend,' Rodman told the
media upon his arrival.”

—NEWS ITEM, Peoples' Daily

MOST UNLIKLY AMBASSADOR

Huanqiu, China
'Moral Obscenity' a Flimsy
Pretext for an Illegal War

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Talking about 'moral obscenity'
as a pretext to wage war looks
rash and careless. ... When it
comes to striking small nations,
Washington is more hesitant
than it was 20 years ago. The
world must constantly push the
U.S. until the overwhelming
odds force it to think again about
resorting to the use of force.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

WHEN WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH

The Hindu, India
Attack on Syria a 'Bad Idea'

“Even if law and morality were
on its side, armed Western strikes
would still be a bad idea. ... even
if the U.S. and its allies were to
succeed in destroying the Syrian
state, as they did the Iraqi and
Libyan ones before, an anarchic,
partitioned Syria will radiate
instability throughout West Asia.”

—EDITORIAL, The Hindu

A VOTE AGAINST ACTION IN SYRIA

JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea
Google Glass: Preparing for a
'Cyborg-Surveillance Society'

“The emergence of the magical glasses
can bring new life to some. They can be
the seeds for new industries. At the same
time, however, they can violate peoples'
privacy and enable crimes in entirely new
ways. ... The ongoing U.S. debate over
Google Glass should be a lesson for Korea.
We need a system and standards. A cyborg
surveillance society is fast approaching.”

— COLUMNIST Lee Gyu-yeon

GOOGLE GLASS: WHERE ARE WE HEADED?

Estadao, Brazil
Explaining John Kerry's
Shellacking in Brasilia

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Marx repeated a phrase
by Roman playwright Publius
Terentius Afer: 'I consider
nothing human alien to me.'
When an organ of the world's
most powerful state acts as
if that were its motto, there
are no limits to what it is
capable of perpetrating.”

—EDITORIAL, Estadao

GLOBAL NSA OUTCRY GOES ON

O Globo, Brazil
Miranda Detention Makes the
'Threat to Democracy' Plain

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Cuba's government pressures family
members to threaten those it pursues.
China's government does the same.
Now we can put Britain's government
on that list. ... This is a very sad time.”

— COLUMNIST Pedro Doria

WHEN JORNALISM AND SECURITY COLLIDE

The Herald, Australia
The Death of Chris Lane:
Since When is Boredom
an Excuse for Murder?

SENSELESS

“It is just horrific to
think that the life of
Melbourne baseball
player Chris Lane has
ended just because
3 bored teenagers
were looking for
kicks. What an
appalling reflection
on today's youth.”

— COLUMNIST
Susie O’Brien

HERALD SUN: Duncan Oklahoma
Police Chief 'So Sorry'; Fund to for
Chris Lane's Parents Hits $90,000

THE AUSTRALIAN: Evidence in
Lane Murder Found on Facebook

HERALD SUN: Chilling 911 Call Details
Last Moments of Chris Lane's Life


SKY NEWS VIDEO: Father
of Chris Lane Calls Sons
Murder in U.S. 'Senseless'
RealVideo


People's Daily, China
America Must Come to
Table on Surveillance

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“With rapid globalization, the
science and technology which
is now the sole preserve of the
U.S. is spreading rapidly, and
network attacks will no longer
be a weapon to which the U.S.
has exclusive access. This could
soon put the United States
in a very delicate position.”

— Dr. Shen Dingli, Dean of
International Studies at
Fudan University

HOW LONG CAN U.S. KEEP EDGE?

Ibaraki Shimbun, Japan
Embarrassing Words of Japan's
Leaders 'Ring Absurdly Hollow'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Entangled in constitutional reform,
Deputy Prime Minister Aso referred
to the Nazi regime, suggesting 'we
could learn from Nazi tactics.' This is
absolutely egregious. ... If Aso had
been a politician in any Western
nation, his career would likely have
ended then and there. Wise political
words are required from Japanese
politicians, who, it is claimed,
emerged from a more mature nation.”

— EDITORIAL, Ibaraki Shimbun

CAN JAPANESE CONFRONT THEIR PAST?

National Security Archive, U.S.
CIA Confirms its Role
in 1953 Coup in Iran

“U.S. and U.K. involvement
in Mosaddeq's ouster has long
been public knowledge, but
today's posting includes what
is believed to be the CIA's first
formal acknowledgement that
the agency helped to plan and
execute the coup in Tehran.”

— NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE

WHEN U.S.-IRAN TIES WENT BAD

Internet Video, Japan
VIDEO: Oliver Stone, Peter
Kuznick, at Tokyo Foreign
Correspondents' Club

RealVideoAugust 12, 01:28:00

"We need Edgar R. Murrow. Where
is he now? He's in our documentary.
He is interviewing Truman and he
gets some of the best stuff ever
from Truman. You see Truman's
attitude - when Truman says to
Murrow, 'I never lost a night's sleep
over it' [the atomic bombings]. It's
just heartbreaking that Truman is
incapable of feeling empathy for the
victims, or anyone, for that matter."

— Filmmaker Oliver Stone

HISTORY ACCORDING TO STONE

Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
Oliver Stone Advises
Japan: 'Admit Wrongs;
Stand Up to the U.S.'

“The truth is difficult in both
countries, but history must be
remembered ... Japan should
apologize to China for what it
did. We need people to stand
up to the United States as a
regional power balance. ...
Japan has lost its way. I don't
know what you stand for.”

— Film Director Oliver Stone

OLIVER STONE: BLUNTLY SPEAKING

Global Times, China
China Must Warn the World
of Japan's Growing 'Insanity'

“As it did before WWII, by using
nationalism, Japan is attempting to
strengthen national cohesion. ...
China has little leverage over the
behavior of Japan, but we should
show Japan's insanity to the entire
world. This will not only raise the
political cost for Japanese who
clamor for extreme nationalism,
but will make global opinion
more favorable toward China.”

— EDITORIAL, The Global Times

HAS JAPAN TAKEN LEAVE OF ITS SENSES?

Jornal Do Brasil, Brazil
Foreign Minister Tells Kerry:
'Terminate' Spying on Brazil

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGIESE

“If [these issues] are not resolved
satisfactorily, we run the risk of
casting a cloud of suspicion over
our work. ... the process of U.S.
clarification is not an end in itself,
and the provision of clarifications
should not be the only reaction
from the U.S. to these complaints.”

— Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota

IS U.S. PAYING ANY ATTENTION?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
On Korean Independence Day,
Japan Must Admit to Crimes

“Japan hasn't made a clean break
with its imperialist history, nor is
there any reason to believe that
it will. ... Indeed, it would be
bizarre for nations that actually
suffered a country's invasions to
simply accept the inader's denial
that such events ever occurred.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

JAPAN'S WHITEWASH OF HISTORY

The Hindu, India
What India Can Learn
from the United States

"There may be dirty politics in
the U.S., but the public interest
is not compromised. Local
issues are given importance and
national or international issues
do not come in the way of
resolving local issues and
bringing about improvements.
... Everything in America is
not rosy but it is time we learnt
some of their good practices."

— COLUMNIST C. A. Nair

THINGS AMERICA HAS TO OFFER

HINDUSTAN TIMES: Indian Men
Need 'Battle Hymn of the Republic'

TIMES OF INDIA: What is Freedom?

JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea
Like Germans, Nazis, Japanese
Must Admit to Imperial Crimes

“We know how the surviving families
of Japan's war dead feel. They also
suffered in the defeat. But they don't
yet seem to realize that the monster
which dragged them into the hell of
war was internally grown militarism.”

— EDITORIAL, JoongAng Ilbo

ABE: INSENSITIVITY WORRIES NEIGHBORS

Asia Times, Hong Kong
Vladimer the Hammer
vs. Obama the Wimp

'Yes, We Can' has morphed
into 'Yes, We Scan'; and now
it's 'Yes, We Scorn.' This may
apply to assorted poodles of
European breeding, but it
won't stick to the 'Hammer.'"

— COLUMNIST Pepe Escobar

ASIA TIMES: Iran's Rouhani Adds
to Weakening Third World Fire

ASIA TIMES: Bandar
Bush, 'Liberator' of Syria


Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
Japan Leads Battling 'Cowardly
and Deplorable' Sports Doping

“The fact that the disgraced 'A-Rod' is
being slotted back into the lineup, is
manning third base, and is batting
cleanup, is somewhat troubling. Not
only do these drugs have bad long-
term effects on an athlete's body, but
to rely on them to boost on-field
results is a fundamentally cowardly
and deplorable act. It debases the
very meaning and value of sports.”

— EDITORIAL, Mainichi Shimbun

A-ROD: SYMBOL OF A GLOBAL PROBLEM

Nara Shimbun, Japan
Japanese Must Continue to
Lead 'Battle' to Abolish War

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“There is no such thing as a good
war, a heroic war, a bad war, or
a wrong war. All war must be
abolished. Even if it may seem
idealistic or fanciful ... we must
not back down from this. That
is the best way to apply the
lessons of the defeat of WWII.”

— EDITORIAL, Nara Shimbun

ARE JAPANESE STILL 'ANTI-WAR'?

Estadao, Brazil
Latin Americans Must
Brace for New Economic
Winds from U.S., China

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The U.S. recovery and the
slowdown in China have
already had effects on Latin
America. Though we don't
yet know the future impact
of these processes, they are
certain to grow in the next
few years. The new global
economic winds are not
promising for commodity-
export dependent states.”

— Michael Hanfeld,
Executive Director,
Fernando Henrique
Cardoso Institute

ECONOMIC SURVIVAL PLAN

Huanqiu, People's Republic of China
'United Global Front' Defeats
America in Snowden Affair

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The perception of Russia as winner
is correct. In fact, the Snowden case
constitutes a win for an international
'united front' - every state involved
save the United States has a victory.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

PUTIN WINS PLAUDITS FROM BEIJING

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Bezos 'Clicked on Washington
Post
Sale by Mistake': Chinese
State Media Think it's for Real

“The headline on The Borowitz Report
was first translated and picked up by
China Radio International (CRI) on
Wednesday. It later appeared on the
Web sites of of Xinhua, the People's
Daily and Phoenix News on Wednesday.”

— COLUMNIST Amy Li

Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
On the 68th Anniversary of
Atomic Bombing, Nagasaki
Mayor Lashes Out at Japan
Help to India Nuke Program

"Cooperating on nuclear power with
India, who has not signed the NPT,
renders the NPT meaningless as its
main tenet is to limit the number
of nuclear-weapon states. Japan's
cooperation with India would also
provide North Korea, which has
withdrawn from the NPT and is
committed to nuclear development,
with an excuse to justify its actions."

— NAGASAKI MAYOR Tomihisa Taue

FAT MAN: 68 YEARS AGO TODAY

RealVideoVIDEO: Hiroshima Marks Atomic
Bombing Anniversary (NHK News, Japan)

RealVideoVIDEO: Nagasaki Marks 68th Anniversary
of Atomic Bombing (NHK News, Japan)

RealVideoVIDEO: Oliver Stone Visits Hiroshima
on Anniversary of Bombing (NHK News, Japan)


MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe Mourns
Souls of A-Bomb Victims

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: A-Bomb
Survivor, 95, Still Conveying
Horror of Nuclear Weapons

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Obama
'Sincere' about Wanting to
Come to Hiroshima, Nagasaki


Indian Country Today, Native America
Is There a Pathway for
Liberating Indian Nations
From U.S. Colonialism?

“Many make the mistake of
assuming that to invoke the
right of political independence
for Indian nations is the same
as invoking a right of secession.”

— Steven Newcomb,
Co-Founder of the
Indigenous Law Institute

THE NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLE

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY: Why
Papal Bull Claiming Dominion Over
Non-Christian Lands Still Matters


La Jornada, Mexico
With Snowden, Latin America
Shows Old Continent How to
Deal with the United States

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The episode starring Edward Snowden
has not only exposed the huge, massive,
and illegal apparatus in numerous states
by Washington to spy on governments,
civil servants, businesses and citizens, it
also shows the degree of subordination
by some governments to the designs of
the White House, and the progress made
by others in terms of sovereignty.”

— ATTORNEY Luiz Flavio Gomes

HAS SOUTH AMERICA SHOWN UP EUROPE?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
In Egypt, America Has
'Blood on its Hands

“Yet another Muslim nation
has been gored, and the spike
will repeatedly pierce its heart
until its conscience is dead and
it falls again into total submission
to U.S. interests. That how U.S.
policy works in the Muslim
world: submit or be gored.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

BOTH SIDES TURN ON AMERICA

El Nacional, Venezuela
Bienvenido to Venezuela,
Double Agent Snowden!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“If you, defender of human rights,
before coming here, could take a
short course on Cuba, that would
fit perfectly, because the skills you
acquired at the CIA and NSA, along
with those of the KGB you are now
learning, are the perfect formula
for continuing to act as a double
agent, and would help the over
half of Venezuelans, i.e.: those
who voted against this regime,
who were branded little Yankees,
and sellouts to U.S. imperialism.”

— ATTORNEY Luiz Flavio Gomes

SNOWDEN AND VENEZUELA OPPOSITION

Huanqiu, China
Chinese Second-Guessing
of Korean War 'Pointless'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“In recent years, opinions with
unrealistic assumptions have
surfaced, such as: If China had
not entered the war, Taiwan
may have reunited with the
Mainland, China and the United
States may have been friendlier
toward one another, and China's
reform and opening-up may
have occurred 20 years earlier.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

DO THE PARTIES TRULY WANT PEACE?

Korea Central News, North Korea
Celebrating 'Imperial Defeat'
in Fatherland Liberation War

“On June 25, 1950, the American
imperialists ignited the Korean War
to realize their wild ambition of
dominating Asia and the world, with
the Korean Peninsula as springboard
... In that war, the army and people
of the DPRK defeated invaders of
16 countries, including the U.S.
and south Korean puppet forces.”

— Kim Yong-nam, Chairman
of the Presidium of the
Supreme People's Assembly

PYONGYANG CELEBRATES 'VICTORY'

Processo, Mexico
The U.S. and Mexico:
Indecisive Empire and
its Stuttering Colony

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The U.S. is a peculiar empire.
A paradoxical one. Its hesitance
to recognize itself as an empire
is unprecedented. Mexico, as its
neighbor, reads this hesitance as
convenient hypocrisy. Within the
U.S., it is seen as reluctance.”

— PLAYWRIGHT Sabina Berman

Carta Maior, Brazil
Invasions of Privacy and the
Tools of Terror Maintenance

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Under the pretext that terrorism
must be defeated, the actions of
Uncle Sam stretch across the world.
With continuous threats and attacks,
America maintains its strategy of
citizen submission by means of fear.”

— ATTORNEY Luiz Flavio Gomes

INTENTIONAL GENERATION OF TERROR?

O Globo, Brazil
The Phrase 'Yankees, Go
Home!' Back in Fashion

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“This genuine invasion of privacy
not only undermines our authorities,
but Brazilian citizens in general,
because this is an attack on the
individuality of each and every one
of us. ... In the times of protest and
posters, it isn't surprising that an
outmoded slogan has been reborn
and is in fashion: 'Yankees, go home.'”

— COLUMNIST Zuernir Ventura

HARDER TO BE AN AMERICAN ABROAD

O Globo, Brazil
Adjusting to Our 'Brave
New World' of Liberty

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“In the macro and micro, we
are condemned to the end of
all disguises and mysteries. ...
According to neuroscientist
Antonio Damasio, 'Our politics
is part of biological evolution.'
If we fail to understand this and
build our democracy based on
it, Edward Snowden's personal
sacrifice will have been in vain.”

— FILM DIRECTOR Caca Diegues

TIME TO EMBRACE THE INEVITABLE?

Digital Journal, Canada
The U.S. Double Standard
- Snowden Versus Seldon
Lady and Jose Carriles

“The U.S. double standard is right
before our eyes but no doubt few
will even notice. Panama released
Robert Seldon Lady and he is back
to the U.S. While a confessed
terrorist lives in retirement with
no fear about being extradited,
Snowden is hounded at every
juncture and those countries who
refused to hand him over such as
China and Russia are being
threatened with dire consequences.”

— COLUMNIST Ken Hanly

NOT ALL TERRORISTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

FLASHBACK - ADELANTE, CUBA:
America's Favorite Terrorist Free

FLASHBACK - ADELANTE, CUBA:
Posada Carriles and Al Capone:
How U.S. History Repeats Itself

FLASHBACK - PERIODICO 26, CUBA:
U.S. to Shelter Terrorist Who Bombed
Cuban Plane, Tried to Kill Castro

FLASHBACK - LE FIGARO, FRANCE:
Bush Refuses to Extradite 'Friendly'
Criminal to Venezuela


People's Daily, China
After NSA's PRISM: Toward
a New World Internet Order

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The Internet cannot be based on the
law of the jungle. Its abuse by a single
dominant power cannot be permitted
- even if that power has the means to
do so. ... from now on, no matter the
power of U.S. Internet technology,
its domination of the virtual world
must be relegated to the 'past tense.'”

— SENIOR EDITOR Ding Gang

TIME FOR A NEW VIRTUAL ORDER?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Outgoing U.S. Consul says
U.S. 'Owes No One Apology'
Over the Snowden Affair

“I don’t think we owe an apology to
anyone. ... The root of the problem
here is we have somebody [Snowden]
who violated his trust with the U.S.and
chose Hong Kong to demonstrate that.”

— U.S. CONSUL
to Hong Kong Stephen Young

JoongAng Ilbo, South Korea
Asiana Tragedy: American
Racists Should Face Django

“It is truly unpleasant that some
Americans mock Korean culture
at a time of such a tragic accident.
The antidote is a movie. I would
recommend Django Unchained.
Let Django deal with these racists.”

— COLUMNIST Nahm Yoon-ho

INSENSITIVITY, RACISM, INCOMPETENCE?

O Globo, Brazil
Leading Brazilians Condemn
U.S. Spying Against Country

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

From the arts to sports to academia,
Brazilians speak out about American
justifications for and consequences
of U.S. espionage against the nation.

— REPORTERS Audrey Furlaneto,
Flávio Freire, Leonardo Cazes,
Leticia Fernandes, Nice De Paula,
Rodrigo Fonseca, Sanny Bertoldo,
and Silvio Essinger

Globe & Mail, Canada
'My Day with Snowden'

“What I saw before me was
madness: a tangle of shouting
people, microphone assaults
and countless cameras. ... The
first thing I thought was how
he looks - like a school kid.”

— Tanya Lokshina
, Human Rights Watch

GLOBE & MAIL: Our PCs
are Not Going to Kill Us:
Cyber-War is Military FIction

TORONTO STAR EDITORIAL:
Americans Rethink Trade-Off
of Freedom and Security


El Nuevo Diario, Nicaragua
'Imperial Countries' Making a
Mockery of International Law

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ The imperial nations, which consider
themselves exempt from international
law, knew full well that Evo Morales
was on that plane, and knowingly took
these actions hoping tragedy would
occur, i.e.: the plane would go down
and the leader of Bolivia would perish.
The event was undoubtedly a criminal
act with malice aforethought, with the
clear intention of assassinating a the
head of state of a Latin American nation.”

— ATTORNEY Valentín Barahona Mejía

ATTEMPTED PREMEDITATED MURDER?

O Globo, Brazil
The NSA Targeted Latin
American 'Trade Secrets'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“One aspect that stands out in the
documents seen by O Globo is that,
according to them, the U.S.doesn't
appear interested in military affairs
alone, but also in trade secrets - 'oil'
in Venezuela, and 'energy' in Mexico,
according to a list produced by the
NSA in the first quarter of this year.”

— REPORTERS Glenn Greenwald,
Roberto Kaz, Jose Casado

THERE GOES ANOTHER NSA FIG LEAF ...

O Globo, Brazil
Brazil 'Gravely Concerned'
Over Reports of Massive
NSA Espionage Against it

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“This claim is serious and should be
discussed within the United Nations
on order to determine liability. This
revives the worst nightmares of
George Orwell's Big Brother, but
with stronger ingredients, if we
consider the technical progress
of spy agencies in the world's
most powerful nations. We are all,
literally, vulnerable, exposed, not
knowing where to turn, and with
a sense of unbearable impunity.”

— Marcus Furtado, President of
the Order of Attorneys of Brazil

ANOTHER ALLY PEEVED AT AMERICA

Pagina Siete, Bolivia
U.S. Fears, Not Evil,
Motivate Desperate
Search for Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“PRISM , the persecution of
this former agent, and the
intolerable Guantanamo Bay
prison, are all reactions of
fear: fear caused by a sense
of uncertainty felt by U.S.
citizens . This is understood,
but also dangerous, leading
nations to sacrifice freedom
in the name of security. This
is authoritarianism amid a
democratic environment.”

— COLUMNIST Meridiano
Fernando Molina

JUST A NEUROTIC EPISODE?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
What Hugo Chavez Would
Say about U.S. Surveillance

“I think he may have said something
like this: "Obama, I thought you were
just a glib talker, but it turns out that
you're no different from that devil
who preceded you. I sense a whiff
of hell's sulfur from you, as well!”

— REPORTER Lee You Ju-hyun

CHAVEZ CALLS BUSH 'EL DIABLO'

Global Times, China
Despite Western Aid
to Xinjiang Terrorists,
China Will Overcome

“Western public opinion has
once again stood against the
facts and feelings of China's
people. ... The people of
Xinjiang and all Chinese
should be encouraged to
speak out. China public o
pinion should overwhelm
public opinion in the West,
deterring Xinjiang's terrorists.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

China Daily, China
Terrorism in Xinjiang
is Like Terror on 9-11

“Separatists, extremist and
terrorist forces that have
launched attacks in Xinjiang
have their own political
objectives, but so do other
terrorist groups like al-Qaeda.
Whatever their political
objectives may be, they can
never justify acts of terror.”

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

BEIJING APPORTIONS BLAME

El Nacional, Bolivia
Snowden Affair: South
America Must Take Stand
Against Old Continent

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“This wasn't a snub of Evo Morales,
but of Bolivia, and by extension,
South America. This is Old Europe,
which despite decolonization,
continues to feel like it owns the
planet. Even if it were true that
Edward Snowden traveled in the
president's plane, the principle
of sovereignty must still prevail.”

— COLUMNIST Pedro Godoy Perrin

VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW?

El Universal, Venezuela
Maduro Uses Snowden
Asylum Offer to Distract
the Venezuelan People

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“What is behind all this is the
urgent need of 'Madurism' to
distract people from their real
concerns. While government
officials are busy creating news
bubbles, insecurity continues
to harvest victims in the streets,
with more than 400 homicides
in June alone, the continuing
rhythm of nationwide blackouts
several hours a day, services
like drinking water shut off for
days, the shortage of many
products, and increases in the
cost of living, which are now
part of Venezuelans' anguish.”

— COLUMNIST Francisco Olivares

VENEZUELA AND EDWARD SNOWDEN

Le Jornada, Mexico
Mexico's 'No Policy Policy'
on Militarized U.S. Border

“Mexicans don't know what to do
about it nor what position to take
when the United States Congress
makes a sovereign decision, one
which directly affects Mexico and
complicates our bilateral relations.”

— COLUMNIST Jorge Durand

The Hindu, India
India Turns Down Edward
Snowden Asylum Request

“We have carefully examined the
request. Following that, we have
concluded that we see no reason
to accede to [Snowden's] request.”

— External Affairs Ministry
spokesman Syed Akbaruddin

THE HINDU: Americans Spied on
Indian Embassy, Too, Says Report


El Commercio, Ecuador
Wanting to Keep U.S. Trade
Privileges is Not Treason!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Anticipating the liklihood that some
might issue opinions contrary to his
own, President Correa said traitors
and servants of empire will always
come forward to criticize. ... It
seems the president confuses blind
trust in his own judgment with the
exercise of national sovereignty.”

— COLUMNIST Jose Ayala Lasso

JUSTICE WITHOUT, TYRANNY WITHIN?

Hoy, Ecuador
Like Bush, Obama Fans and
Exploits Fears of the People

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The 21st century drama triggered
by the events in Afghanistan and the
medieval abuses at Guantanamo Bay
reaffirm that the U.S. continues to
sow its bad seeds, which are products
of the fear and terror embraced
precisely to combat terrorism.
Paradoxical, isn't it? The planting of
bad seeds always leads to a bad crop!”

— EDITORIAL, Hoy

BUSH AND OBAMA: TWO PEAS IN A POD?

El Universal, Mexico
Sealed U.S. Frontier
Will Be 'Unprecedented
Challenge' for Mexico

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ The sealing of the border will
be a major challenge for Mexico's
government and border cities,
as the region becomes a genuine
human cork. Our country must
prepare itself to confront the
unprecedented consequences.”

— DIPLOMAT Enrique Berruga Filloy

A MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR MEXICO

The Inquirer, Philippines
Philippines Plans Subic Bay
Presence for U.S., Japan

“If and when there is agreement
on the access, then there will be
equipment coming in from the
States. ... As far as Japan, we do
welcome other states - particularly
Japan, since it is a strategic partner.”

— Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin

THE INQUIRER: U.S., Philippine
Forces Hold Panatag Shoal Exercises


People's Daily, China
Time to End Hypocrisy of
'Free Flows of Information'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“To promote the removal of Web
oversight in pushing for 'free flows
of information,' while eavesdropping
on citizens, is hypocritical and suspect.”

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

IS THIS JUST A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE?

Hoy, Ecuador
Snowden Highlights Ecuador's
Paradoxical Decision-Making

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The circumstance is paradoxical,
since a new Communications Law
has been passed that has been
criticized both here and abroad,
precisely because it could be used
as an instrument of censorship and
silence, thereby compromising
free expression. This is the same
freedom that serves as an
argument for defending Snowden.”

— EDITORIAL, Hoy

ECUADORIANS ASK 'WHY ECUADOR'?

Times of India, India
VIDEO: Secretary Kerry,
External Affairs Minister
Khurshid Field Questions,
Mostly on NSA Program

RealVideoJune 24, 00:30:04

Skip the opening statements and
go to 17 minutes into the video.
India's external affiars minister
Khurshid responds to a question
about whether Indians should be
worried about NSA surveillance;
and Secretary of State Kerry is
asked if there is one standard for
Americans' right to privacy; and
another for 'all the rest of us.'


TOUGH GOING AT INDIA PRESSER

Times of India, India
Open Letter to John
Kerry: U.S. Immigration
Reform Bill Will Hurt

“India's IT industry has serious
concerns about the provisions
in the proposed Immigration
Bill that arbitrarily singles out
a group of multinational info-
tech companies. These will
amount to discriminatory and
punitive treatment of the
Indian Information technology.”

— CEO of Nasscom, Som Mittal

HINDUSTAN TIMES: India
to Have No Further Access to
Mumbai Attacker Headley


Xinhua, China
The 'Biggest Villain of
Our Age', America Owes
World an Explanation

“The United States, which has
long been trying to play the
innocent victim of cyber attacks,
turns out to be the biggest
villain of our age. ... It owes
China and other countries it has
allegedly spied on an explanation.”

— COLUMNIST Ming Jinwei

SCMP: Snowden Sought
Booz Allen Job to Gather
Evidence on NSA Spying

TIMES OF INDIA: Countries
Exchange Surveillance
- 'We are All Being Spied On'


Asia Times, Hong Kong
Snowden: Our Man in Quito

“Amid all the excitement, one should
not lose focus; the most crucial aspect
of the story is Obama and spy supremo
Keith Alexander swearing that the
Orwellian privatized intelligence-
corporate-industrial complex is vital
to prevent terrorism. It is not. This
is a lie - and Mr. Obama is complicit.”

— COLUMNIST Pepe Escobar

A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER MANHUNT

The Standard, Hong Kong
Snowden's Welcome Departure

“Was Snowden mistaken for choosing
to come here? Yes and no. ... He was
wrong because, despite freedom of
speech, Hong Kong couldn't give him
refuge since we have an extradition
agreement with the U.S. ... He wasn't
wrong because, had he chosen another
place else - say Ecuador in the very
beginning - it is unlikely he would have
gotten the media attention he wanted.”

— COLUMNIST Mary Ma

HONG KONG BREATHES SIGH OF RELIEF

Folha, Brazil
Trust in the State Inadequate
as a Pretext for NSA's Spying

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“This web of espionage is even more
astounding for a people so jealous of
individual liberty and a government
that is so ready to condemn and punish
other countries which violate
human rights and international law.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

IS THIS WASHINGTON HYPOCRISY?

Folha, Brazil
For Women's Sake, Michael
Douglas, Educate the Young!

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Now that we've set our tongues on
the issue, dear Michael, did you know
that women have never complained
as much about the lack of orality on
the part of men as they do today? ...
There are grown men nearing the
age of 30 who are indifferent to
orally pleasuring on the young ladies.”

— COLUMNIST Xico Sa

A PLEA FOR PLEASURE FROM BRAZIL

Global Times, China
Demonizing China Will
Backfire on Americans

“Snowden has drawn global
sympathy. By not extraditing
Snowden to the U.S., Hong
Kong will retain the moral
high ground. China's media
should more closely engage
with Snowden in order to
disseminate valuable
information to the world.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

JUST KISS SNOWDEN GOODBYE?

SCMP: Hongkongers
Don't Want Snowden
Handed Over to U.S.

ASIA TIMES: Obama's
Monica Moment


Global Times, China
Extraditing Snowden
Would Be a Mistake

“If Snowden were to be
extradited, it would be a
face-losing outcome for
both the governments of
Hong Kong and China.
Snowden believes in Hong
Kong democracy and
freedom, and his whistle-
blowing is in the global
public interest. ... China's
growing influence is
attracting asylum seekers
to China. That cannot be
avoided and must be used
to accrue moral standing.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

JUST KISS SNOWDEN GOODBYE?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
America's Prying Eyes
Have Been Focused
on China 'for Years'

“U.S. intelligence agencies
have been spying on China
via land, sea, air and via
cyberspace for years, which
includes a failed attempt to
acquire confidential data
about China's latest stealth
fighters, state TV reports.”

— REPORTER Choi Chi-yuk

Xinhua, China
'Idealistic' Edward
Snowden Should be
Welcomed by China

“We appreciate and salute
the efforts of Snowden et
al., who have gambled
careers, family, personal
freedom, and even their
lives to allow the global
public know what the most
powerful force on earth
is doing with perhaps the
central infrastructure.”

— COLUMNIST Xu Peixi

OF RATS, THE WEB, AND FREEDOM

SCMP: Hongkongers
Don't Want Snowden
Handed Over to U.S.

ASIA TIMES: Obama's
Monica Moment


Toronto Star, Canada
Edward Snowden is
'Messenger, Not Message'

“It is pointless to dwell on Edward
Snowden, something Snowden has
himself said while speaking calmly
of his own bleak - and perhaps brief
- future. I do admire his sangfroid.”

— COLUMNIST Heather Mallick

RIGHT OR WRONG - HE ISN'T THE POINT

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Snowden is Right to
Put Trust in Hong Kong's
'Fair and Open Courts'

“no matter what the Beijing
or the U.S. government may
wish to do, Snowden's rights
under the extradition treaty,
including his right to defend
and fully argue his case, are
well protected and shielded
from all geopolitical concerns.”

— HONG KONG Legislative
Councilor Dennis Kwok

DEPENDING ON HONG KONG JUSTICE

SCMP: Hong Kong's Rule
of Law Takes a Front Seat

SCMP: A Brave New
World of Hi-Tech Tyranny

TIMES OF INDIA: China
Seeks U.N. Intervention
to Rein in U.S. Snooping

TIMES OF INDIA: Receipt
Proves India Rejected
Assange Asylum Request


The Frontier Post, Pakistan
On America's Global Spying
for Selfish National Interest

“Snowden's revelation has rocked
Americans and the outside world
alike. It has not only triggered a
furor, but has culminated in a
debate over the spy apparatus of
the U.S. government, which has
invaded the privacy and threatened
the hard-earned civil liberties
of people on ever part of the globe.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

El Espectador, Colombia
Please Consider
Yourself Watched!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The interesting thing is that
now, it seems, spy activities
that emerged to protect
against an outside attack are
being turned against the
citizens themselves. ...
Apparently, we can all be
watched, save those who are
watching. The problem is,
who's watching the watchers?”

— COLUMNIST
Hector Abad Faciolince

NSA WATCHES WORLD - AND US

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Snowden Tells SCMP:
'Let the Hong Kong
People Decide My Fate'

“People who think I made a
mistake in picking Hong Kong
as a location misunderstand
my intentions. I am not here
to hide from justice; I am
here to reveal criminality.”

— NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

Folha, Brazil
Being 'Carioca' Helped
Glenn Greenwald Break
NSA Surveillance Story

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“People [sources] think they
are more protected because
of the distance, and I'm less
vulnerable to being targeted
by political retaliation or
lawsuits because I live in
Brazil. That gives me an
additional layer of protection.”

— JOURNALIST Glenn Greenwald

THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING ABROAD

El Mundo, Colombia
Why Colombia Needs
to Partner with NATO

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In the face of the deployment
of Venezuelan weaponry, the
Colombia government has a duty
to seek allies that allow it to
show that our nation will not
be alone if one of its neighbors
attempts an assault against it.”

— EDITORIAL, El Mundo

NATO: GOOD FOR LATIN AMERICA?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
What Will Hong Kong do
with Edward Snowden? ...
The World is Watching

Much is at stake for Sino-American
relations and Hong Kong's reputation.
Our respect for rights and freedoms
and our judicial system are our
strengths; they are why so many
companies decide to be based here.
As Snowden's case unfolds, we in
Hing Kong need to be mindful of
our city's place and role in history.

— EDITORIAL, South China Morning Post

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST:
Why Hong Kong? Chinese Wonder if
Edward Snowden is in the Wrong Place


Global Times, China
Like 'Husband and Wife',
America and China Must
Tolerate One Another

“These new ties will require
greater tolerance on both sides.
China and America must realize
that even a husband and wife
cannot avoid quarreling and
must still tolerate one other.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

START OF A BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP?

Times of India, India
News of NSA Surveillance
Raises Troubling Questions
About Indian Intelligence

Indian intelligence have often
flouted the Indian Telegraph Act
of 1885 and the Information
Technology Act of 2008 in
the name of national security.

— EDITORIAL, Times of India

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Snowden Hailed as
Hero on Social Media;
Iceland MP Welcomes

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
For Information Crisis,
We Need International
'Constitution of Data'

We must come to terms with
the information revolution and
take the first steps to create
global institutions to assure that
our society, and governments,
can continue to function through
this chaotic. disconcerting period.

— PROFESSOR Emanuel Pastreich

WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT DATA?

Times of India, India
A Greek Lesson for
America and China

“In his History of the
Peloponnesian War
,
Thucydides writes, 'What
made war inevitable was
the growth of Athenian
power and the fear
that this caused in Sparta.”

— COLUMNIST Nayan Chanda

MANAGING THE RISE OF CHINA

Global Times, China
Presidents Xi, Obama to
Plot 'Irreversible Stability'

Both Chinese and U.S. leaders
have the power to direct the
future of political civilization.
They carry the hopes of turning
over a new leaf in global politics.

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

XI IN CALIFORNIA: A NEW ERA DAWNS?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
China's Poor Treatment
of Chinese-American a
'Warning' to Returnees

Such inhumane practices are
not worthy of an emerging
great power. ... Hu was jailed
for 17 months on commercial
theft charges over which even
prosecutors had cast doubts.
After his release, he was not
permitted to leave for reasons
that were never explained.

— COLUMNIST Alex Ho

SHOULD CHINA RETURNEES WORRY?

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Jolie and Douglas
Offer Hollywood
Health Education

Angelina Jolie and Michael
Douglas have been praised
for going public with their
medical conditions. ... Both
stars certainly got what
stars need most: attention.

— COLUMNIST Alex Ho

Clarin, Argentina
Iran Accused of Using
'Latin America Spy Net'
in Argentina Bombing

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Iran's government rejected
findings of prosecutor Alberto
Nisman, who charges that for
decades, the Iranians have
been assembling a intelligence
network in Latin America, and
that this penetration is tied to
the 1994 attack on a Jewish
center that left 85 people
dead. According to the Iranian
Foreign Ministry, the charges
reflect the 'Zionist character'
of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.”

— NEWS ITEM, Clarin

IRAN'S TENTACLES IN LATIN AMERICA

Times of India, India
American 'Gangraped' by
Trucker and Two Others

The California resident, who is
married, was travelling alone in
India. ... She saw a truck slowing
down on the way and sought a
lift. But, instead of dropping her
at her hotel, the three men took
turns raping her inside the truck.

— NEWS ITEM, TNT News Agency

La Jornada, Mexico
Monsanto and DuPont-Pioneer
Threaten Mexico Food Security

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“These crops are a risk factor for the health
of people and biodiversity. Their consumption
is causally-related to conditions of the vital
organs, while their production is tied to the
irreversible destruction of indigenous species.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

MONSANTO TAKES ANOTHER PR SHELLACKING

El Espectador, Colombia
REVEALED: Fearing
Extradition, FARC
Guerillas Contact U.S.

TRANSLATED FROM SPANSH

“Today, 52 guerrilla leaders
have pending indictments in
U.S. federal court for drug
trafficking and kidnapping
three Americans who spent
65 months in captivity. What-
ever is agreed upon, the fate
of those commanders will
define the future of the 8,000
strong FARC guerilla force.”

— REPORTERS Maria del
Rosario Arrazola, Juan
David Laverde Palma

THE FARC SEEKING U.S. ASSURANCES

Folha, Brazil
A Bold Departure Emerges
Out of Failed 'War on Drugs'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“After more than 40 years embroiled
in a failed war against drugs, calls for
a profound change in strategy are
rising by the day. In Latin America,
the debate is in high gear. We begin
with the realistic assumption that the
demand for psychoactive substances
will continue to exist, and that only a
minority of users become dependent.”

— EDITORIAL,
Global Commission on Drug Policy

NEARING THE END OF DRUG PROHIBITION?

O Globo, Brazil
The 'Nexus' of Terrorism in
Boston, London, Stockholm

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The United States and countries in
Europe must carry out government
actions that lead to the assimilation
of communities excluded due to
creed, origin, culture, skin color or
any other reason. It's hard, but it's
necessary. Segregation aids terror.”

— EDITORIAL, O Globo

THE NEW FACE OF MODERN TERROR

O Globo, Brazil
'Political, Ideological' Acts
Put U.S. Credibility at Risk

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“As one of the weakest countries
in Northeast Asia, North Korea is the
most prominent victim of the Cold
War. All parties should sympathize
with the DPRK's predicament and
treat it with respect. This is the
political prerequisite for resolving
problems on the Korean Peninsula.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

HAS BARACK OBAMA GONE TOO FAR?

Huanqiu, China
Treat Pyongyang With 'Respect'
and Resume the Six-Party Talks

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“As one of the weakest countries
in Northeast Asia, North Korea is the
most prominent victim of the Cold
War. All parties should sympathize
with the DPRK's predicament and
treat it with respect. This is the
political prerequisite for resolving
problems on the Korean Peninsula.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

TIME TO 'JAW JAW' WITH PYONGYANG?

Times of India, India
U.S. Senate Confirms
Indian-American to
the Court of Appeals

“This is the highest judicial
appointment achieved by an
Indian-American, a precursor
to his forecasted elevation to
the Supreme Court before the
end of Obama's second term.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Chidanand Rajghatta

NEXT U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE?


Japan Times, Japan
Osaka Mayor Retracts Sex
Plan for U.S. Military - Not
'Comfort Women' Remarks

“He reiterated his excuse that it had
been his intention to urge the U.S.
military to 'get serious about holding
down the number of sex offenses
against Okinawans and women in the
U.S. military. But he did not retract
his remark that the system to recruit
women into sexual servitude 'was
necessary' to maintain discipline
in the Imperial Japanese military.”

— NEWS ITEM, Japan Times

PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR 'SEX SLAVERY'?


The Hankyoreh, South Korea
'No Compromise' on Japan's
Whitewashing of Colonial Rule

“Prime Minister Abe refuses to accept
Japan's defeat in WWII and the outcome
of the subsequent war crimes trials. ...
Abe's twisted views on these historical
matters should be denounced not just
by Koreans, but by all who love peace.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

People's Daily, China
White House 'Counterattacks'
Against News Media 'Sunshine'

“Since the Nixon Administration, which
attempted to punish the Washington
Post
for issuing reports on the Watergate
scandal, to the WikiLeaks 'Robin Hood'
who almost flattened the hierarchy of
U.S. intelligence, this type of struggle
between the American government
and the American media never ends.”

— COLUMNIST Liu Zhun

C-SPAN, United States
VIDEO: President Obama
Speech on the Future U.S.
Counter-Terrorism Policy

RealVideoMay 23, 01:02:00

"America is at a crossroads. We
must define the nature and scope
of this struggle, or else it will
define us. We have to be mindful
of James Madison’s warning that
'No nation could preserve its
freedom amid continual warfare.”

— President Barack Obama

BENJAMIN: INTERRUPTER-IN-CHIEF

Yonhap, South Korea
North Korea Launches
Short-Range Missiles

“A more detailed analysis will
be needed but the missiles
launched may be a modified
anti-ship missile or KN-02
surface-to-surface missile
derived from Soviet era SS-21
with a range of about 120 kms.”

— Seoul official

Toronto Star, Canada
Angelina Jolie's
Empowering Example

“Angelina Jolie’s decision to
go public about cancer surgery
is a powerful statement that
preventive care trumps vanity.”

— EDITORIAL, Toronto Star

National Post, Canada
Confluence of Scandals Cuts
to Core of Obama's Appeal

“It's different this time, because the
president is being questioned by some
of his staunchest supporters. It's so
bad that liberals are questioning
whether they were wrong to give
him a break on other controversies.
... If a Democrat president loses Jon
Stewart, can he hang on to liberals?”

— COLUMNIST Kelly McParland

OBAMA: CAN HE SURVIVE THIS CRISIS?

Aporrea, Venezeula
Timothy Hallet Tracy:
Filmmakers, Spies and
Imperial First Ladies

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The Venezuelan right and the
U.S. president himself, are trying
to downplay the incident, calling
the possibility that Timothy H.
Tracy might be a U.S. spy 'absurd'
and even 'ridiculous.' ... I'm not
going to speculate on whether
the guy is a shoemaker or a film-
maker. An intelligence agent (in
other words, a spy) need not have,
written out in his CV, a course in
spying from the CIA or Mossad.”

— COLUMNIST
Vladimir Sosa Sarabia

OF ESPIONAGE AND HOLLYWOOOD

El Universal, Venezuela
'Arrest of Timothy Hallet
Tracy Infringes Upon Free
Expression in Venezuela'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We urge the government to show
utmost transparency and objectivity
in dealing with Mr. Tracy's case. And
given that this a matter of a movie
professional whose work has been
brusquely interrupted for political
reasons, we urge his quick release.
By failing to do so, the government
of Venezuela is directly infringing
on the right to gather and distribute
information [and news] in this nation.”

— PETITION Signed By Many of
Venezuela's Leading Filmmakers

VENEZUELA: FEAR OF FREE EXPRESSION?

Globe & Mail, Canada
Terrorist Suspect Suggested
Bacteria Plot: U.S. Officials

“Mr. Abassi is accused of entering the
United States specifically to advance a
terrorism plot. ... The FBI says that 10
days before the arrests, Mr. Abassi was
caught discussing plots to get fake U.S.
work permits in order to 'remain in
the U.S. to engage in 'projects' tied to
terror activities, including recruitment."”

— CORRESPONDENT Colin Freeze

TORONTO SUN: Prime Minister
Harper Thanks U.S., Canadian
Agencies for Terrorism Arrests

TORONTO SUN: Boston and
Canada Rail Terror Cases
Altered Views on Snitching

NATIONAL POST: Canadian
Jihadist's Video Shows Fanaticism;
May Have Inspired Boston Bomber


La Cronica De Hoy, Mexico
Mexico's 70,000 Dead
Demand Rejection of
U.S. Pressure on Drugs

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The efforts of the Nobel Peace
Prize winner in the White House
are designed to continue the war
against drug trafficking. In four
years, he has yet to lift a finger to
change the repressive approach
of the anti-drug strategy imposed
by his nation on the entire world.”

— COLUMNIST
Aurelio Ramos Mendez

THE HIDDEN BATTLE OVER DRUG WAR

Global Times, China
U.S. Should Reconsider
Support for Right-Wing
Japanese Leadership

“Japan's pacific constitution was
adopted under the guidance of
the U.S. military after WW II
and is one of the cornerstones
of lasting peace in East Asia. ...
Because of Japan's dismissive
attitude toward its war crimes,
its planned constitutional
revisions are raising alarm bells.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

FEAR GROWS OF JAPAN'S RISING SUN

Folha, Brazil
Guantanamo Bay: A
Continuing Cloud on
Democratic Tradition

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Now in his second term,
Obama can no longer delay
closing Guantanamo. His
inaction mars the image of
America and encourages
those who condemn the
president for not translating
his beautiful talk into reality.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO

La Cronica De Hoy, Mexico
Immigration Reform Will
Strengthen U.S. Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“President Pena Nieto should insist
on a resolution of the migration issue.
It is through such a strategic alliance
that the U.S. can go from democracy
of migrants to a democracy of citizens.”

— COLUMNIST Isidro H. Cisnero

MANAGING CLOSER TIES TO MEXICO

El Financiero, Costa Rica
Compared to Obama,
Costa Rican Politicians
are Sorely Lacking

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“You can be for or against the
vision, actions and projects of
Barack Obama, but you cannot
deny that he is far more than
a mere politician: he is an
nfluential politician with the
'power, manners, authority,
grace and inspiration' needed
to intervene to win benefits
and advantages for others. ...
I repeat my question: Do Costa
Ricans have truly influential
politicians - or just politicians?”

— COLUMNIST
Jose David Guevara Munoz

COSTA RICAN PRAISE FOR OBAMA

Ottawa Citizen, Canada
Canada and Syria at
War? It's Not Impossible

“A consensus appears to slowly be
emerging that at some point in the
next months or year, Obama will
likely order a no-fly zone and,
perhaps, some targeted airstrikes.
To sell this to the American people
and wider world, Washington will
once again call on Ottawa and a
handful of other Western capitals
to ask them for their support.

— COLUMNIST Matthew Fisher

Tico Times, Costa Rica
'Most Powerful President'
in the World Descends on
'Army-Less' Costa Rica

“I have friends that shook President
John F. Kennedy's hand when he
came, but that cannot happen now.
Look at all this security; the whole
city of San Jose is shut down.”

— Costa Rican Eliecer Valverde

COSTA RICA: WHO SAID WHAT TO WHOM

TICO TIMES: Obama, Regional Business
Leaders Agree: Better Infrastructure,
Cheaper Energy, Less Militarization


El Universal, Mexico
Guns, Drugs and Money
Laundering: What Does
Obama Want in Mexico?

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“While here we bury the dead
of this war, there they provide
the places and conditions for
marijuana consumption. Nor is
there any evidence that political
forces in the United States are
willing to halt the free sale of
guns, nor is there any sign that
a serious crusade against money
laundering is on the horizon.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

BATTLING DRUGS; LEGALIZING POT?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
U.S. Asks North Korea to
Release American Citizen

“Tour operator Kenneth Bae could
be indicted on charges of trying to
overthrow the Pyongyang regime.”

— REPORTER Kang Tae-ho

TOUR OPERATOR IN NORTH KOREA HANDS

YONHAP: North Korea Sentences
Korean-American to 15 Years Hard Labor


JoongAng Daily South Korea
America's Shielding of
Emperor Hirohito Behind
Japan's Denial of History

“Much would be different if Hirohito
was questioned and tried. He could
have admitted to Japan's militarist
excesses and left an apology on the
historical record. If so, his water
carriers, including Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe, would not have
the audacity to deny this past.

— COLUMNIST Kim Jin
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SHOULD HE HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED?

Tico Times, Costa Rica
'Largest Security Operation
in History' for Obama Visit

“Following deadly attacks in Boston
and an attempted poisoning of the
president with ricin, Costa Rica will
employ 1,000 police officers, 180
intelligence agents, 150 traffic cops
officers and an unknown number of
U.S. Secret Service agents to guard
U.S. and Central American presidents.”

— TICO TIMES News Item

La Nacion, Argentina
'Magical Surrealism' and the
Arrest of Timothy Hallet Tracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The magical surrealism of Venezuela
these days is the latest chapter in th
e Bolivarian Revolution, this time with
a new protagonist: U.S. man Timothy
Hallet Tracy ... alias, 'El Gringo.'

— COLUMNIST Ivana Cardinale
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ESPIONAGE - OR THE LATESY 'LIKELY SUSPECT'?

Apporea, Venzuela
Timothy Hallet Tracy:
U.S. Spy or 'Filmmaker'?
… You be the Judge

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“When does an innocent filmmaker
go to a country without a film crew?
To our knowledge, Tim Tracy was
alone in Venezuela. ... As we know,
agents of the CIA, NSA, Mossad, etc.,
have agents who are disguised and
have a thousand ways of entering
countries undetected: as filmmakers,
mountain climbers - even diplomats.

— COLUMNIST Ivana Cardinale
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U.S.: MESSING AROUND IN VENEZUELA?

People's Daily, China
Over-Emphasis on Individual
Rights 'Damages America'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“By holding itself out as the role model
for human rights and arrogantly seeking
to impose its model on other countries
not only hinders human rights progress
in America, it is disastrous for progress
on human rights around the world.”

— BEIJING SCHOLAR Jian Chang

HAS AMERICA LOST THE PLOT ON RIGHTS?

La Jornada, Mexico
The Boston Marathon
Bombers: 'Caught
Between Two Worlds'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Despite having begun a family,
everything points to Tamerlan
Tsarnaev never forgetting his
roots and being stuck between
two worlds that could not be
reconciled, especially with
Islamism posing such a terrible
threat and one of the principle
enemies of the United States.

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada
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THREAT TO GUN CONTROL?

The National Post, Canada
Canada Tried, Failed,
to Deport Rail Terror
Suspect Nine Years Ago

“Canadian immigration authorities
tried to deport one of the Toronto
VIA Rail terror suspects nine years
ago but never did so because, as a
stateless Palestinian, he could not
be sent to any other country.”

— REPORTER Stewart Bell

TERROR SUSPECT RAED JASER

Business Insider, Australia
Stephen Colbert Makes
Complete Laughingstock
of the Austerity Crowd

“This is one of those cultural
moments where you can see
the losing side made to look
like mass media laughingstocks.

— COLUMNIST Joe Weisenthal
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COMEDY TROUNCES AUSTERITY

El Pais, Uruguay
A 'Thousand Terrorist
Tentacles': Latin America
Knows Pain of Boston

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“With good grace, we must resign
ourselves to the inconveniences
that we as citizens must endure,
such as an erosion of civil liberties,
privacy, and respect for individual
rights that play such a fundamental
and distinctive role in democratic
societies. This is a terrible fight
against an enemy in the shadows.”

— COLUMNIST
Julia Rodriguez Larreta

WHAT MUST WE SACRIFICE FOR SECURITY?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Despite Threat from North,
South Must Take 'Wartime
Control' Back from the U.S.

“Wartime operational control is the
authority to control the military in
time of emergency. It is symbolic of
a nation's sovereignty. ... And if the
U.S. refuses to return this exercise
of sovereignty, we should demand it.
It is humiliating to watch ourselves
as we refuse to accept something -
even when the U.S. is offering it.

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

Globe & Mail, Canada
Tip from Imam Led Police
to 'First Known al-Qaeda
Plan We've Experienced’

“Detectives, who spent months
on the case, claimed the duo
relied on 'direction and guidance'
from al-Qaeda-tied terrorists in
Iran as they plotted carnage here.”

— REPORTERS Colin Freeze
and Patrick White

RealVideoVIDEO: Terror Attack Thwarted in Canada
has al-Qaeda Links: RCMP (Globe & Mail, Canada)


RealVideoVIDEO: VIA Train Plot Tip Came
from Religious Leader (Globe & Mail, Canada)


NATIONAL POST: Al-Qaeda, Iran
Share Top Billing as 'Enemies of
West,' but are Far from Friends

GLOBE & MAIL: The Tehran
Factor - A New Wrinkle for
Canada Counter-Terror Efforts

GLOBE & MAIL: Trains Between
Toronto and New York Searched
for Weapons, Dangerous Cargo

MACLEANS: What We Know about
the VIA Terrorist Plot Suspects

MACLEANS: Government Denies
Link Between Bomb Plot Arrests
and House Terrorism Debate

NATIONAL POST: If Train Plot
Went Ahead, Who Would have Been
'Face of Canada's Terror Bombing?'


Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Gutless U.S. Senate
Bows to Gun Lobby
... Not Argument

“Excuse me, next time
the U.S. struts the world
stage, claiming American
exceptionalism, setting
itself out as leader of the
the so-called free world,
it risks being dismissed
as a nation of idiots.

— CORRESPONDENT
Paul McGeough
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AMERICA: 'NATION OF IDIOTS'?

News.Com, Australia
Australia Shouldn't
Panic Over Boston

“The balance of opinion
among terrorism and
security experts is that
the Boston marathon
bombing was the work
of either a disgruntled
or unhinged individual
probably with no links
to Islamic extremism.”

— COLUMNIST Ian McPhedran

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: U.S.
Bomb Response 'Refreshingly Honest'

STUFF, NEW ZEALAND: Journalist
Seymour Hersh Discounts al-Qaeda

NEWS.COM: Boston Terrorism is
Strike at Very Heart of America


La Jornada, Mexico
After Boston, Washington's
Next Moves will be Telling

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The always-ambiguous relationship of
the U.S. authorities toward terrorism
includes the direct use of the practice
in its state terrorism form, or in its
advocacy against governments that
the U.S. considers hostile. Recall, for
example, the long history of terrorist
attacks perpetrated by the CIA in
Guatemala, Cuba and Nicaragua, or the
bloody bombing of civilian targets in
various parts of the world and at
various times by the U.S. armed forces.

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada
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AFTER BOSTON: WILL THERE BE WAR?

The Nation, Pakistan
After Boston Marathon
Bombings, Humanity
Must 'Look Within Itself'

“It would be tempting to blame,
allege, belittle and bemoan, but
ultimately, the reality is that
humanity the world over feels
unsafe. How can we protect
ourselves once and for all from
hate and despair? No single nation
has the answer ... we all suffer.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

O Globo, Brazil
Terrorist Attacks Must Not
Prompt 'Laws of Exception'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“A country under attack, like the
United States in 2001 and now in
Boston, has the right to defend
itself. But the trauma ends up being
reflected in the laws of exception
that, in turn, endanger civil rights.
It is a fine line that separates a
nation's defense from upholding
protections of the individual.

— EDITORIAL, O Globo
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ARE CIVIL LIBERTIES ENDANGERED?

The Hindu, India
After Boston Attack,
Rights of Accused
Again Under Threat

“After nearly a decade of
polarizing experience with
hate crimes, Islamophobia
and the suspension of civil
liberties under laws like
the U.S. Patriot Act, it is
only recently that the U.S.
has enacted stronger
protections for minorities
and free speech. There
is a real risk that Monday's
bombing and Obama's
promise that the attackers
would feel the 'full weight
of justice' may lead to the
rollback of these rights.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hindu

TIMES OF INDIA: Boston Calls for
Support of America, Not Criticism

HINDUSTAN TIMES: Boston Shows
America 'Still in the Danger Zone'


China Daily, China
Like 9-11, Boston Attack
Poses a Danger to the
Global Economic Recovery

“The sense of fear the 9-11 attacks
generated around the world cost
the world dearly, psychologically
and economically; the bloodshed in
Boston has sent similar shock waves.”

— EDITORIAL, China Daily

CHINESE CITIZEN KILLED IN BOSTON

South China Morning Post, China
U.S. Coverage of Boston
Marathon Bombing 'Holds
Lessons' for China

“Among the posts most shared was
by a Chinese journalist in New York
who said American coverage of the
tragedy holds lessons for China. 'All
Web sites and TV stations report live
there is no reporting ban.'”

— COLUMNIST Patrick Boehler

'OUTPOURING OF SYMPATHY' IN CHINA

People's Daily, China
China's Message to the
United States, Japan,
and to Both Koreas

“Preventing troublemaking
on China's doorstep means
ending the vicious cycle of
tension on the peninsula;
preventing any party from
stirring up trouble; and
saying no to the use of force
for a resolution of the issue.

— COLUMNIST Huayi Wen
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FIRST CONTACT: KERRY IN BEIJING

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
Korean People will Never Give
in to America's 'Aid Blackmail'

“Our enemies say if we give up our
nukes, they will help us. This is just
a dastardly attempt to break our will
to remain independent and keep us
defenseless. Such a clumsy trick won't
work on the people of penninsula.”

— COMMENTARY, Rodong Sinmun

AN OVERABUNDANCE OF TESTOTERONE?

The Hindu, India
WikiLeaks: U.S. Cables
Prescient on Aftermath
of Indira Gandhi Death

“The bureaucracy and security
forces may become increasingly
demoralized and vulnerable to
infiltration. The danger of
assassination of Mrs. Gandhi or
her son, Sanjay, might increase.

— Diplomatic Cable,
U.S. Embassy in Dehli, 1974
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LEAKED U.S. CABLES GOT IT RIGHT

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Yuan Reaches Record
High Against U.S. Dollar

"The People's Bank of China set
the midpoint at 6.2506 yuan per
U.S. dollar - ahead of a visit by
Secretary of State John Kerry.”

— REPORTERS Jane Cai, Kwong Man-ki

China Daily, China
'Selfish Gain' Should
No Longer be Basis
of Foreign Policies

“In today's world, the law
of the jungle is the wrong
answer to security concerns.
Nor does diplomatic realism
mean that one nation can
trample on interests of
others in pursuing its own.

— EDITORIAL, China Daily
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XI'S 'NEW' FOREIGN POLICY

C-Span Video, United States
VIDEO: Lady Margaret
Thatcher Speaks at
Ronald Reagan Funeral

RealVideoJune 11, 2004, 00:11:12

"Others prophesied the decline
of the West. He inspired America
and its allies with renewed faith in
their mission of freedom. Others
hoped at best for an uneasy
cohabitation with the Soviet Union.
He won the Cold War - not only
without firing a shot, but also by
by inviting enemies out of their
fortress, turning them into friends.”

— Former Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

LOOKING BACK: THATCHER ON REAGAN

The Indian Express, India
Leonardo DiCaprio and
Tom Hanks Work on Film
about Life of Gorbachev

“The film will chronicle Gorbachev's
time as president through the end
of the Cold War and the dissolution
of the once mighty Soviet Union.”

— NEWS ITEM,Press Trust of India

Juventud Rebelde, Cuba
Fidel Castro on Kim
Jong-un's 'Duty to
Avoid War' in Korea

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“I had the honor of knowing
Kim Il-sung, who wa a notably
courageous and revolutionary
figure. ...we remind North
Korea of her duty to nations
that have been its good friends,
and it would not be right to
forget that such a war would
greatly affect more than 70
percent of the planet's people.”

— Former Cuba Leader
Fidel Castro

WILL FIDEL HAVE ANY PULL?

Huanqiu, China
For Peace, U.S. Must
Pledge Not to Topple
Regime in Pyongyang

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The basis for a soft-landing
of this entire situation are
normalizing the North Korean
economy, and a guarantee of
the DPRK regime's security.
Until that happens, Pyongyang
will continue to make trouble.

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu
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GUARANTEE KIM'S SECURITY?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Agreement Calls for 'Early'
American Intervention After
North Korea Provocation

“This plan will have the effect of
deterring North Korea provocations
... And if Pyongyang does make a
provocation, it will bitterly regret it.”

— Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff Jung Seung-jo

AN EXTRA LAYER OF PROTECTION?

La Jornada, Mexico
Illegal Immigration: Cruelty,
Xenophobia, U.S. Business

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The criminalization of undocumented
migration in the United States and the
violations of human rights that come
with it, is a strategy that results in huge
political, economic and corporate profit,
the very existence of which contradicts
the founding principles of that country.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada
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GROWING COST OF OPPOSING MIGRANTS

Global Times, China
China Cannot Afford a
North Korean Fukushima

“The possibility that nuclear leakage
could pollute underground water
supplies cannot be ruled out. ... The
Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan
is a lesson. Fukushima Prefecture,
where agriculture was a key industry,
is highly contaminated, and food
production has been severely hurt.
China can't afford to risk a repetition
of Fukushima's crisis in its Northeast.”

— COLUMNIST Kang Chol-su

TRIGGERING SECOND THOUGHTS IN BEIJING

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'Master and Stooge' Conspire
to Spark Second Korean War

“U.S. nuclear missiles on mainland Korea
are prepared to strike the DPRK, and its
nuclear strike forces are amassing. If the
provocateurs do manage to ignite a war,
the army and people of the DPRK will
utterly destroy the aggressors, their
facilities and their military installations.”

— COLUMNIST Kang Chol-su

CONTEMPLATING NUCLEAR WAR IN KOREA

Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Abe to Humiliate Okinawa with
'Restoration of Sovereignty Day'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Under the Treaty of San Francisco, in
exchange for Japanese independence,
Okinawa was isolated from Japan and
remained under U.S. military rule. As
the head of every Okinawa city knows,
Apr. 28, 1952, the day the Treaty came
into effect, is called 'Humiliation Day'
in Okinawa. Not a single one of them
will vote in favor of holding an event
to celebrate 'Restoration of Sovereignty
Day' - justifiably and understanably not.”

— EDITORIAL, Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun

WORLD WAR II HAUNTS PRIME MINISTER ABE

Japan Times, Japan
Washington 'Doesn't Want
to Know' Truth about Iraq

“How did the system of checks and
balances go so wrong? How did the
U.S. unite so completely around a
position that was so flawed? ... Ten
years on, no answers are expected.
Worse, it almost appears as though
the U.S. does not want to know.”

— EDITORIAL, Japan Times

ASAHI SHIMBUN: 'Long
Overdue', Japan Must Assess
its Support of Iraq War

OKINAWA TIMES: Japan's
Compliant Use of Force in
Iraq Must be Investigated

Korea Central News, North Korea
Kim Jong-un Approves
Plan to 'Settle Accounts'
with the United States

“Marshal Kim Jong-un said that
in view of the current situation,
he has judged that the time has
come to settle accounts with
the U.S. imperialists. If, in the
event the imperialist aggressors
recklessly provoke the DPRK
with their huge strategic force,
Marshal Kim said that the Korean
People's Army should mercilessly
strike the American mainland.”

— NEWS ITEM,
Korea Central News Agency

KIM JONG-UN: BLUFF OR SUICIDE?

Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Karzai is Right - Taliban are
in the Service of Washington

“Those who have become angry with
President Karzai should appreciate his
boldness. The entire nation backs his
perceptions. The nation fully grasps
this very stark fact: that Taliban have
always been foreign proxies and
cannot be loyal to land of Afghanistan.”

— EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

KARZAI PUTS HAGEL ON BACK FOOT ...

Okinawa Times, Japan
Japan's Compliant Use
of Armed Force in Iraq
Must be Investigated

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“There is a persistent opinion that
since forces of our ally the United
States were involved, there was
little choice but to back the war.
At first glance, this may sound
logical and reasonable, but ideas
like this conceal real danger. That
would mean that Japan follows
whatever the U.S. does and asks
for, and suggesting a cessation of
independent thought. This is a way
of thinking too warped for words.”

— EDITORIAL, Okinawa Times

TIME FOR A JAPAN WAR INQUIRY?

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Iraq Invasion: U.S. War
for Oil 'Lacks a Punchline'

“Oil was one of the few reasons
still standing when all of their
stated excuses for going after
the dictator evaporated. Bush
wanted to blame Saddam for
Sept. 11 – the dots won't join;
Cheney had the notion of Iraqi
agents meeting Bin Laden's guys
in Prague – didn’t happen; Iraq
was buying yellow cake in Niger
– documents were forgeries;
Iraq had a mobile bio-weapons
lab on a truck – lies; Curveball
said it was all true – but too bad
Curveball was a nutter.”

— CORRESPONDENT Paul McGeough

IRAQ: A WAR FOR OIL? YUP ...

China Daily, China
America has Learned
Nothing from Iraq War

“Although the Iraq War was a
foreign policy catastrophe -
neither George W. Bush nor
Tony Blair has offered any kind
of apology. Nor have they been
forced to face accusations that
they committed war crimes.”

— U.S. Editor Chen Weihua

EVADING INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE?

Hokkaido Shimbun, Japan
Shinzo Abe Must End
Gamesmanship Over
Post-War Constitution

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“One must not sit idly by if
Abe's purpose is to use
National Soveriegnty Day as
a stepping-stone to his goal
of revising the Constitution.
... The old Constitution led
Japan down the road of
militarism, plunging it into
reckless wars that brought
devastation to other Asian
nations and peoples as well
as to Japanese themselves.”

— EDITORIAL,
Hokkaido Shimbun

ABE: TOO FAR RIGHT FOR COMFORT?

The Frontier Post, Pakistan
U.N. Rapporteur Calls
Drone Strikes 'Illegal';
Seeks End to Attacks

“British counter-terrorism
expert Ben Ammerson, U.N.
special rapporteur on the
promotion and protection of
human rights, was appointed
to conduct a probe. ... The
report shows as false the
dominant Obama narrative -
that drones in Pakistan are
precise and effective, and that
they make America safer.”

— EDITORIAL, The Frontier Post

JoongAnd Ilbo, South Korea
Source: Assassination
Attempt on Kim Jong-un
Aided Military Hardliners

“During a 2012 power struggle,
there was an attempt on the life
of Kim Jong-un, an intelligence
source in Seoul has told the
JoongAng Ilbo. According to him,
South Korea intelligence believes
Kim Jong-un's latest ratcheting up
of tensions through a series of
threats are linked to the incident.”

— REPORTERES Chang Se-jeong
and Ser Myo-ja

IS KIM JONG-IL RUNNING SCARED?

Korea Central News, North Korea
Armistice is 'Dead Letter';
'Provocateurs' Will Face
Sudden Retaliatory Strike

“All the most sophisticated methods
of attack, including a nuclear strike,
await orders to fire on the correct
targets. They are the ones, the arch
criminals, who have systematically
violated the Armistice Agreement
since the moment it was adopted.”

— Secretariat of the Committee for
the Peaceful Reunification of Korea

STALINIST THREATS - NOW WITH NUKES

El Universal, Venezuela
Electoral Martyrdom and
the Cult of Hugo Chavez

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The deification of Chavez has
more earthly and short-term
goals: preserve the movement,
win elections and maintain
authoritarian controls to keep
the nation's economic crisis from
destroying any plans for survival.”

— COLUMNIST Ricardo Trotti

CHAVEZ: CULT OF PERSONALITY

Juventude Rebelde, Cuba
Hugo Chavez Brought
'Era of Wealth-Centric,'
'Eurocentric' to Close

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It is clear that the genie has
escaped the lamp, and if that
weren't enough, the genie
has gone marvelously over
to the side of the eternally
forgotten and humiliated.”

— COLUMNIST
Ricardo Ronquillo Bello

CHAVEZ: MORE 'SPIRITUAL'?

Ahora, Cuba
Glory to the 'Irreversible'
and 'Immortal' Chavez!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“From now on, one must speak
of Venezuela and Latin America
as before and after Chavez, and
it wouldn't be rash to speculate
that like few peopel in history,
the changes he began carry
the imprint of irreversibility.”

— JOURNALIST Atilio Boron Martes

WILL THE CHAVEZ LEGACY LAST?

Carta Maior, Brazil
Why the Right
'Hates' Latin America

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The right's colonial mentality
and interests bind it to states
at capitalism's heart, specifically
the United States, which has
historically had a relationship of
conflict with our continent. ...
The right doesn't understand
Latin America, nor can it. Its
mind goes blank before what
the imperial powers send to our
countries; it reacts with only
acceptance and happy resignation
to the interests of such powers.”

— COLUMNIST Emir Sader

RIGHT AND LEFT DIVIDE DOWN UNDER

La Tercera, Chile
Death of Chavez Opens
the Way for Democratic
Recovery in Venezuela

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“His death opens the possibility
that Venezuelans could move
into a democratic normalization
unthinkable while the towering
figure of the 'Comandante' lived.”

— EDITORIAL, La Tercera

AFTER CHAVEZ: TIME TO MOVE ON?

Ahora, Cuba
What Barack Obama Should
Be Told about Hugo Chavez

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama - the commander-in-chief of
drone murders, the maintainer of the
anti-democratic blockade of Cuba, the
violator of the law who kept Bradley
Manning imprisoned without trial for
years, should know that there is no
turning back history. In Latin America,
largely because of actions taken by
Hugo Chavez, it no longer matters
much what is said in Washington.”

— JOURNALIST Iroel Sanchez

ORTEGA OFFERS A FINAL FAREWELL

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Korea Pennisula 'Braces
for War,' as U.S.-South
Korea Excercises Begin

“As the two sides face off in
a 'chicken game' of large-scale
military exercises - and under
a pseudo-state of war, many
observers are voicing growing
fear of a potential military clash.”

— REPORTER Kang Tae-ho

NORTH KOREAN TROOPS ON ALERT

DAILY NORTH KOREA: North
Korean Citizens 'Feel the Tension'


La Razon, Bolivia
President Morales Says
'Empire Has All the Tools'
to Have Poisoned Chavez

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“President Morales said, 'I'm nearly
convinced that comrade Chavez was
poisoned.' The Bolivian president
also noted that the 'empire has all
of the tools' necessary to conduct
operations to defeat governments,
leaders and social movements that
oppose capitalism, 'but when it fails
to overcome them, it takes up the
task of ending the life of a leader.'”

— Bolivia President Evo Morales

WOULD U.S. USE CANCER TO KILL?

Global Times, China
'Demonized' by the
West, Hugo Chavez
was Friend to China

“Chavez was an old friend
to the Chinese people. It
will be the Americas that
will have to judge his rocky
relationship with America.”

— EDITORIAL, Global Times

CHAVEZ: ADVERSARY AND ALLY

Venezula Analysis Venezuela
Your Anti-Chavez
Corporate Media
'Decoder Ring'

Divisive - Hugo Chavez
supported the poor and
the working class, rather
than U.S. interests and
local elites. ... Anti-U.S.
- He showed the United
States Venezuela was
not part of its backyard.”

— The Outside Agitator

IS U.S. MEDIA TOO BIASED?

Japan Times, Japan
Abe Plan for Sovereignty
Day Fete Irks Okinawans

“Abe was apparently ignorant
of the fact that the people of
Okinawa regard April 28 as a
'day of infamy' because the
prefecture stayed under U.S.
control for another 20 years.”

— COLUMNIST Reiji Yoshida

MAINICHI: North Korea
Cuts 'Hotline' with South

MAINICHI:
Starbucks Coffee Lookalike
Called Trademark Violation


LOGO TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT


Daily North Korea, South Korea
Average North Korean
'Shocked' at Rodman's
'Gangster' Appearance

“The appearance of a man
wearing not only earrings -
but with pierced lips and
tattoos everywhere, was
shocking. To see Kim Jong-
un seated next to such a
tall, bizarre-looking giant,
and showering him with
gifts, made Kim look
like an immature leader.”

— Source in North Korea's
North Hamkyung Province

RODMAN: SHOCKING THE LOCALS

La Jornada, Mexico
Washington's 'Sequester'
Makes Argentina Leaders
Appear More Responsible

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Now, the Afro-American politician
has been forced to decree, against
his own will, plans that will trigger
enormous damage to the already
maimed U.S. economy. ... while the
government of a minor economy
like Argentina's has found it possible
to advanced its agenda of social and
economic transformation despite
pressure and destabilizing campaigns.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

A TALE OF TWO ECONOMIES

El Nacional, Venezuela
Maduro Asserts: U.S.
'Infected' Hugo Chavez
with Deadly Disease

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We have no doubt - the time
will come for a medical board
to be formed to prove that he
(Chavez) was attacked with this
disease. ... We have no doubt
that the historic enemies of the
nation sought a way to damage
the health of our commander.
There have been several cases
like this - the most notorious
being that of Yasser Arafat,
the former leader of Palestine.”

— Venezuela Vice President
Nicolas Maduro

HUGO CHAVEZ: DEAD AT 58

China Daily, China
Why Chinese Like the
Oscars and Ignore their
Own Movie Awards

“Part of the reason I'm not
crazy about Oscar is that it
isn't Chinese. Don't get me
wrong. I'm no xenophobe.
I am a patriot! We've got
our own movie awards. ...
the reason for the lack of
popularity of our awards
likely lies in the political
orientation of our state and
in the awards themselves.”

— COLUMNIST
Wang Hongqiang

OSCARS SET THE STANDARD

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
U.S. Seeks to Rein
in Japan's Attempts
to Deny its History

“Since revision by the Abe
administration of Japan's
stance on history could
severely damage relations
with neighboring nations
like South Korea and China,
the U.S. government is
concerned stability in the
Asia-Pacific region could be
be compromised, which
it regards as a priority.”

— QUOTE, Nikkei Newspaper

JAPAN DAILY PRESS: Labeling
of Sea Shepard as 'Pirates'
By U.S. Court Called 'Wrong'


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
Kim Jong-un Praises
Dennis Rodman and
American Delegation

“Dear respected Marshal
Kim Jong-un and his wife
Ri Sol-ju came to watch.
Greatly excited to see
the game along with Kim
Jong-un, the players and
audience broke into cheers.
Dennis Rodman was also
there and came over to offer
a bow to Kim Jong-un. Kim
Jong-un warmly welcomed
him and permitted Dennis
Rodman to sit next to him.”

— NEWS ITEM, Rodong Sinmun

RODMAN: CLOSE TO THE MAN

Japan Daily Press, Japan
Court Calls Sea Shepherd
'Modern-Day Pirates' After
Attacks on Japan Whalers

“When you ram ships; hurl glass
containers of acid; drag metal-
reinforced ropes in the water to
damage propellers and rudders;
launch smoke bombs and flares
with hooks; and point powerful
lasers at other ships, you are,
without any doubt, a pirate, no
matter how high-minded you
believe your purpose to be.”

— U.S. FEDERAL COURT JUDGE
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski

HOW FAR TO PROTECT THE WHALES?

JAPAN DAILY PRESS: Labeling
of Sea Shepard as 'Pirates'
By U.S. Court Called 'Wrong'


Xinhua, China
Kim Jong-Un and Dennis
Rodman, 'Sit Together,
Talk and Laugh' at Game

“During the match, Rodman, who
wore dark glasses and a hat, sat to
the left of Kim Jong-un. Without
translators, the two spoke directly
and laughed, witnesses there said.”

— NEWS ITEM, Xinhua

DIPLOMACY - THE RODMAN WAY

Toronto Sun, Canada
Dennis Rodman on
Diplomatic Mission
to North Korea

“Talk about an odd choice
... The free-spirited, hard-
partying, heavily tattooed,
NBA champ sticks out like
a sore thumb in the staid,
buttoned-down despotism.”

— REPORTER Ryan Wolstat

Daily North Korea, South Korea
American and South
Korea to Incite Unrest
Inside North Korea

“Among the many elements
of a South Korea-U.S. policy
targeting North Korea, it is
likely that strengthening
those promoting internal
discord will be one of them.”

— Park Hyung-jung,
Korea Institute for
National Unification

PREPARED FOR AN UPRISING

Global Montreal, Canada
Canada Shines
on Oscar Night

“A movie about a Canadian
plan to free hostages from
Iran and an adaptation of a
Canadian novel won big.”

— CORRESPONDENT
John R. Kennedy

OSCAR ACCLAIM FOR CANADA

Huanqiu, China
'Demented' Hacking Charges
Betray Washington's Scheme
for Global Cyber Domination

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“We consider these accusations that
China's military is engaged in hacking
to be a demented attempt by the U.S.
to establish Internet hegemony by
putting the hat of the villain on China.
... China has no obligation to foster
ties when the American people spit
at them. Our entire society will work
together to strengthen ourselves.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

WHERE CHINA SPIES ON THE WORLD?

The Japan Times, Japan
Obama Drops Demand
that Japan Cut Tariffs
for Trade Agreement

“Our governments confirm
that should Japan participate
in TPP talks, all goods will be
subject to negotiation. As the
outcome will be determined
during the talks, Japan is not
required to make a previous
commitment to unilaterally
eliminate all Japan tariffs.”

— Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

OBAMA THROWS ABE BONE

RealVideoVIDEO: Abe and Obama to 'Breath New
Life' into an Old Alliance (NHK News, Japan)


JAPAN TIMES: Japan Offer on
Abducted Children Disappoints

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Japan, U.S.
Consider Joint DPRK Sanctions


Huanqiu, China
Internet 'Muckraking
Frenzy' Damages China's
International Interests

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“Many people, in the midst of
a 'muckraking frenzy,' damage
confidence in the government
and public officials, which also
reduces support for China's
government during foreign
disputes. Even patriotism is
questioned and mocked, and
among some circles, 'universal
values' have become the fashion.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

Iwate Nippo Shimbun, Japan
Imposed 66 Years Ago, the
Time Has Come for Japan to
Revise 'Pacific Constitution'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“With China's continuing attempts to
expand its maritime jurisdiction on
one side, and a nuclear-armed North
Korea on the other, peace and
stability in the far east is at stake.”

— EDITORIAL, Iwate Nippo Shimbun

SHOULD JAPAN GET ITS MILITARY BACK?

Diario Co Latino, El Salvador
'Benevolent' U.S. Migration
Reforms Should Shame
Nations of Latin America

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The irony is that as Latin American
states call for U.S. migration laws to
be more benign and compassionate
toward our fellow citizens, they fail
to acknowledge that their treatment
of their Latin American brothers is a
far cry from the benefits granted by
the government of the United States.”

— COLUMNIST Ricardo Antonio
Ibarra Manzanares

LATIN AMERICA NEEDS REFORM, TOO

Huanqiu, China
Beijing Must Punish
Pyongyang; Not Join
Anti-North Alliance

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“China should stick to being
a reconciler and harmonizer,
and not join one side in
confronting the other. It is
unlikely China will become
allies with North Korea, but
it is even more unlikely that
it would join an alliance with
the U.S., Japan and the South.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

CHINA PUZZLES OVER WHAT TO DO

Estadao, Brazil
Obama's Drones: Drawing
the Wrong Conclusions
from bin Laden's Demise

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The notion of a 'global theater
of battle' has terrifying implications,
which moves humanity closer to
the sphere of barbarity. With this
legal defense, U.S. drones would
exterminate al-Qaeda terrorists in
London or Sao Paulo, while Israeli
drones would assassinate Hezbullah
militants in Lebanon and their China
counterparts would eliminate
Uygur separatists in Kazakhstan.”

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF DRONES

Estadao, Brazil
Major Powers Appear
Intent on Continuing
Currency Tampering

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Brazilian officials have tried,
alone, to force discussion of
the monetary policies of the
U.S. and the eurozone, and
their effects on the foreign
exchange market. In this,
there has been little success.”

— EDITORIAL, Estadao

IS CURRENCY MANIPULATION OK?

La Jornada, Mexico
U.S. Immigration Reforms
Demand Mexican 'Firmness'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

““For Mexico, Obama's second term
represents an opportunity to restore
the imperative of immigration reform
to the place it should never have lost.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CAN MEXICO ADVANCE THE PROCESS?

The Korea Times, South Korea
'Pulling a Reagan': How South
Korea Can Defeat Pyongyang

“The Strategic Defense Initiative, also
called Star Wars ... lured the Soviets
into an arms race it couldn't win. ...
Let's do a Reagan: play along with the
North in a game that it calls its own,
but statistics show it can never win.
Official data show our population is
twice as large as that of the North; our
Gross Domestic Product 40 times the
North's and Gross National Product per
capita close to 20 times larger ... All
Pyongyang needs may be a little push.”

— COLUMNIST Oh Young-jin

SHOULD THE SOUTH OUT-ARM THE NORTH?

Proceso, Mexico
Ex-Mexico Diplomat Returns
Harvard Diploma to Protest
Presence of Felipe Calderon

“I believe the presence of Calderon
at Harvard contradicts the values of ??
representative democracy, critical
thinking, personal and intellectual
honesty that the university promotes.
I hope that the Kennedy School will
reconsider and be sensitive to the
feelings of millions of Mexicans.”

— Former Ambassador
Hector Vasconcelos

Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Okinawans Will Not
be 'Pawned Away' to
Curry American Favor

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Like a souvenir, you [Prime
Minister Abe] would like to
bring signs of progress on the
Futenma Air Base relocation
to the U.S. president. Could
this be the reason for your
visit to Okinawa? If so, you
are not welcomed here.”

— EDITORIAL,
Ryukyu Shimpo Shimbun

Global Times, China
U.S. Worsens 'Profound'
North Korean Insecurity;
Provokes Missiles, Nukes

“in fact, North Korea's defiance
is deeply rooted in its powerful
sense of insecurity after years of
confrontation with South Korea,
Japan and a militarily superior
United States. Pyongyang's latest
nuclear test appears to be another
example of a desperate attempt
to try and keep the threat at bay.”

— EDITORIAL, The Global Times

IS THE UNITED STATES TO BLAME?

Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Nuclear Test to Send
Obama Message on
State of Union Eve

“The third nuclear test,
coupled with the North's
successful missile launch
last year, was designed
to deliver a message to
Washington stronger than
anyt before. Conducting
it on the eve of Obama's
State of the Union speech
adds even more punch.”

— Dr. Shunji Hiraiwa,
Kwansei Gakuin University

STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
With Sanctions, Seoul
'Traitors' Inch Closer to
'Grand War' with North

“The Seoul group of traitors
consists of unmatched villains
and hooligans who are intent
on exterminating the nation
in collusion with outsiders [on
sanctions]. ... The group of
traitors should stop its foolish
act, and finally understand the
fierce nature of the historic
stand-off between the DPRK
and United States government.”

— Statement of North Korea's
Secretariat of the Committee
for the Peaceful Reunification

NORTH ASIA HOLDS ITS BREATH

THE HANKYOREH: North Korea
May be Developing Hydrogen Bomb

KOREA HERALD: North Korea
Device 'Weaker than Feared'

KOREA HERALD: Seoul Citizens
Express Concern Over Nuke Test


The Korea Times, South Korea
Seoul Condemns North
Korea's Nuclear Test

“"North Korea won't be able
to escape from (taking) grave
responsibility for each of the
consequences resulting from
this provocation.”

— Presidential
Secretary Chun Yung-woo

WHAT TO DO WITH THE NORTH?

El Commercio, Ecuador
Correa Challenger Would
Revoke Assange's Asylum

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“'If we win the presidency,
will take a serious look, with
total impartiality, and review
this decision, which was taken
in haste, by the Ecuadorian
government. ... There is an
independent judiciary in
Sweden, and justice is not
handled like it is in Ecuador.”

— Former President and Current
Candidate Lucio Gutierrez

SHOULD ASSANGE PACK HIS BAGS?

El Universal, Mexico
Cuba as President of
CELAC: '51 Years of
U.S. Isolation Ended'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Upon being seated as the
emporary president of the
Community of Latin American
and Caribbean States, Cuba
ended the continental isolation
that began 51 years ago. ...
Now, half a century later and
with the same communist
ideology, the Cuban regime
has broken through the policy
of continental exclusion
animated by the United States.”

— COLUMNIST Jose Melendez

WHAT WILL THE U.S. DO NOW?

The Nation, Pakistan
Drones Strikes: Unequal,
Unethical and Unwise

“Wisdom and far-sightedness
demand that such violations are
immediately brought to an end.”

— EDITORIAL, The Nation

PAKISTAN SEEKS END TO DRONE STRIKES

El Mostrador, Chile
CELAC and the E.U.:
Sarcasm in the Press
and Winds of Change

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Let us get used to the idea
that it is possible to create
wide-ranging hemispheric
forums without the United
States and Canada. Despite
all the sarcasm in the press,
CELAC isn't doing a bad job,
particularly when countries
like the U.S., Japan and
China all call for observer
status at CELAC summits.”

— COLUMNIST
Carlos Monge

LATIN AMERICA: COMING OF AGE?

Express Tribune, Pakistan
Zero Dark Thirty: Why Ban
in Pakistan is Wrongheaded

“Countries that fail to clean up their
own backyards pay a very heavy price.
Being depicted as Pakistan is in the
film Zero Dark Thirty is that price.”

— COLUMNIST Syed Talat Hussain

PAKISTAN BANS 'ZERO DARK THIRTY'

The Toronto Star, Canada
Obama Rationale for
Killing American Terror
Suspects Tests Limits

“The president's orders must
be seen to be utterly necessary,
exceptional, accountable and
lawful. That isn't the case now.”

— EDITORIAL, The Toronto Star

Huanqiu, China
U.S. 'Cold War' Against China
Gives Way to a War of Values

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“America's handiest method of struggle
is the 'values offensive.' In this respect,
the U.S. has many roads to penetrating
China. The Chinese public has a very low
level of resistance to these values, and
in fact is widely receptive to them.”

— EDITORIAL, Hanqiu

BROKE, IS U.S. TURNING TO VALUES?

Argen Press, Argentina
The CIA is Alive and
Well in Latin America

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The CIA exists - it exists in
our countries. It acts whether
or not you want it, or see it.”

— COLUMNIST Alberto Maldonado

DARK U.S. IMAGE SOUTH OF BORDER

Excelsior, Mexico
U.S. Weapons Culture:
A 'Stupid Fascination'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“One of my most interesting
sociological experiences in
the United States was a visit
to a gun show in Texas. ...
It was amazing to watch the
children. They were all over,
looking at the weapons, even
picking them up as though
they were pieces of fruit or
vegetables, with no move
from the parents. There is
something wrong with a
society so fascinated by
weapons. It just isn't normal.”

— COLUMNIST Leo Zuckermann

MAKING SENSE OF U.S. GUN LOVE

La Razon, Bolivia
Latin America Condemns
U.S. Blockade of Cuba;
Castro to Lead CELAC

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The island's nomination to lead
the 33-nation organization - that
excludes the United States and
Canada - was described by some
governments as a Cuban victory
without precedent since 1961,
when Fidel assumed power after
the revolution that ended the
dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
... The Santiago Declaration calls
on Washington ... to end the
economic, commercial and
financial blockade against Cuba.”

— REPORTER Ivan Parede

CUBA NOW PRESIDENT OF CELAC

Sakigake Shimbun, Japan
With Dreamliner Crisis,
'Prestige and Profit'
Have to Be Set Aside

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Any airline that continues to
use these aircraft despite such
reports and concerns is putting
prestige and profit before safety.
Such airlines must take heed of
these issues and reconsider the
importance of putting safety first.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

DREAMLINER A PR 'NIGHTMARE'

El Universal, Mexico
U.S. Conservatives See
the Writing On the Wall
for Immigration Reform

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The interpretation of analysts
and politicians is clear: their
opposition to Mitt Romney was
in retaliation for his party's anti-
immigrant position. It has never
been more costly for a U.S.
politician to oppose this reform.”

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

IS THE RIGHT-WING IN RETREAT?

CTV, Canada
Randy Quaid Denied
Permanent Resident
Status in Canada

“Quaid was denied because he
lacks a passport. Quaid sought
permanent resident status in
Canada claiming he was being
sought by'Hollywood star-
whackers.' He claimed the
group killed actors David
Carradine and Heath Ledger.”

— CTV News Item

AVOIDING THE 'STAR WHACKERS'

The Tribune, India
Successful Underwater
Rocket Launch Makes
India Part of Elite Club

“India will become the sixth
state to have such technology
after the United States, Russia,
Great Britain, France and China.”

— REPORTER Ajay Banerjee

INDIA 'SHOOTS' FOR NUCLEAR TRIAD

Sergio Aguayo, Mexico
Mexican 'Fatalism' in
the Face of U.S. Gun
Trafficking Must End

“Neither Barack Obama nor
his opponents from the NRA
mention the harmful fireams
being smuggled into Mexico.
They ignore us. Those killed
by U.S. bullets do not exist. ...
The denial is cheap because
of the passivity of those who
govern Mexico: when it has
to do with the United States,
most officials prefer silence.”

— Sergio Aguayo,
Professor, College of Mexico

Korea Central News, North Korea
U.N. Security Council
Must Apologize for Being
'American Marionette'

“At the heart of this matter is the
brigandish logic of America, which
is that a peaceful satellite launch by
states antagonistic toward America
should not be permitted. And why
not? Because any carrier rocket can
be converted into a long-range
ballistic missile that threatens the
U.S. From this it is clear that the
U.N. Security Council is in fact
a marionette of the United States.”

— North Korea Foreign Ministry

KOREAN DICTATOR WANTS APOLOGY
Folha, Brazil
Obama's Legacy Depends
Most on Energy Transition

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“The U.S. is witnessing a remarkable
change in the domestic production of
energy - gas and oil extracted from
metamorphic rock - which is lowering
the cost of production in the country.
Battles in Congress tend to galvanize
public attention. But Barack Obama's
place in the history books may depend
more on the actions of his government
in accelerating, and not hindering, the
economic transition now underway.”

— EDITORIAL, Folha

REPUBLICANS NOT OBAMA'S CHALLENGE

Xinhua, China
Barack Obama: 'Handsome
and Young to Hoary and Old'

“The sad moments overshadowed the
happy ones in Obama's first term, since
the number of things he cannot do is
far greater than those he can. Even his
own doctor admitted that Obama looks
eight years older than four years ago.
... Whether the next four years will be
easier remains a mystery, but one thing
is for sure: constantly up to his neck in
problems at home and abroad, Obama
will never look any younger.”

— EDITORIAL, Xinhua

OBAMA'S RAPID AGING SYNDROME

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Don't Rush Ahead
with U.S. Drones

“U.S. Embassy cables made
public by WikiLeaks show
that pressure from the U.S.
to purchase the drones may
have been greater than the
Korean government's actual
interest in buying them ...
If these cables are credible,
the government is pushing
to buy weapons that cost an
astronomical sum of money
just to satisfy U.S. interests.”

— EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

El Universal, Mexico
Influence-Flush U.S.
Latinos Must 'Exploit
Unprecedented Time'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The 2012 Latino vote is a
juncture of unprecedented
importance that could lose
its novelty on the public
agenda. Another unexpected
event may occur that quickly
causes U.S. people to close
off the possibility of 'amnesty'
for illegal immigrants. The
best course would be to
exploit the current situation.”

— EDITORIAL, El Universal

LATINOS: CALL IN THEIR CHIPS?

Ottawa Citizen, Canada
Obama Fails to Make
Convincing Case for
Strong Government

“Only a handful of crackpots
think people would prosper
entirely without government.
Obama's speech does a good
job refuting them. But once
justification for government
is conceded, the question
becomes how much more of
it is needed at the margin. On
that he is much less persuasive.”

— PROFESSOR William Watson
of McGill University

GOVERNMENT: MORE OR LESS?

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Obama's 'Ask Not' Moment
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Obama's
Address 'More Prose than Poetry
'
GLOBE & MAIL: Obama Talks
Alternative Energy While
Counting on an Oil Boom
'
GLOBE & MAIL: Obama Pragmatist,
Meet Obama the Liberal
'
TORONTO STAR: Obama
Has a Shot at 'Near Greatness
'

Okinawa Times, Japan
Futenma Relocation
Plan a 'Slap in the Face'
to Okinawan People

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“Right now, the entire Okinawa
Prefecture Assembly, 41 mayors
from within the prefecture, and
all 41 city assemblies, oppose the
Henoko plan and demand the base
be relocated outside of Okinawa.
How far is Japan's government
willing to 'subordinate itself to
the United States' to curry favor
with it? Is Okinawa a 'souvenir'
for the Japanese government
to hand over to the United States?”

— EDITORIAL, Okinawa Times

UNFINISHED POST-WAR BUSINESS

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
Gun-Toting U.S.
... 'Hell on Earth'

“The White House is
trembling with fear
and the entire society
is in pandemonium.
America's rulers like
to call brightly lit
streets and very tall
buildings standing in
a row 'civilization.'
But in quiet corners
of its small towns,
what governs is the
law of the jungle.”

— EDITORIAL, Rodong Sinmun

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Jackie Chan Brands U.S.
'More Corrupt' than China

“America is the most corrupt in
the world - not China. Where
does this great breakdown [of
corruption] come from? It came
from the world, the U.S. … If
our own countrymen don't
support our country, who will?”

— COMIC ACTOR Jackie Chan

CHAN: CURRYING CHINA'S FAVOR?

El Universal, Mexico
Obama and Guns
... 'Yes, You Must'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama's Hail Mary pass
should be to amend the
Constitution, and by so
doing, provide further
evidence that the Nobel
Peace Prize he won when
his achievements were
minimal was justified. If
Mr. Obama has failed to
achieve global nuclear
disarmament, he must at
least disarm his citizens.”

— SURGEON,
Dr. Arnoldo Kraus

TIME FOR U.S. TO DISARM?

Huanqiu, China
China Requires Capacity to
Shoot Down U.S. Satellites

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“In 2008, China and Russia issued
a proposal for a treaty prohibiting
the deployment of arms in space,
but they were rebuffed by the U.S.
... Against this background, it is
essential for China to have the
capacity to confront U.S. satellites.”

— EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

TIME TO PREPARE FOR SPACE WAR?

Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
U.S. Space Crime
Must be Stopped!

“When it comes to incriminating
us, America's ruling circles are
brazen. While we launched a
satellite for peaceful purposes,
they are shooting off space
weapons helter-skelter in
violation of global space law.”

— COMMENTARY, Rodong Sinmun

AMERICA: PLANNING SPACE WAR?

Xinhua, China
'Fiscal Cliff' Chicken
Game Shows Faults of
U.S. Political System

“In a democracy like the U.S.,
tax increases and spending cuts,
the very medicine needed to
cure its chronic debt disease,
have long proved unpopular
among voters. So politicians
have chosen to kick the can
down the road again and again.
... But as we all know, the
can will never disappear.”

— COLUMNIST Ming Jinwei

IS WASHINGTON BEYOND REPAIR?

O Globo, Brazil
Why Does Half the World Imitate
'Peaceful' Newtown and Aurora?

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“What goes on in the American suburbs
and the types of neurosis they create,
with all of their invisible, solitary and
often suffering individuals, is something
everyone seems to find interesting - yet
half the world seeks to create imitations
of such 'havens' with their identical homes,
baptizing them with bucolic names. The
marketing says these are great places 'to
raise children' away from it all. Are they?”

— COLUMNIST Raul Juste Lores

THE SUBURBS: GOOD FOR THE KIDS?

O Globo, Brazil
U.S. School Shootings and
the 'Externalization of Evil'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“It's a known propensity of American
life to repress social problems with
the externalization of evil. ... This
externalization of evil produces a
spectacular catharsis on film, as the
Soviets, extraterrestrials, and more
recently, Islamic terrorists, are
annihilated. But the genre of school
massacres - which have similarities
to Islamic terrorism - in addition to
the tragedy itself, brings an added
difficulty: lack of an external enemy.”

— COLUMNIST Francisco Bosco

U.S CULTURE: IS IT SELF-DESTRUCTIVE?

Indian Country Today, Native America
Christmas from a Native
American Perspective

“Every day is our Christmas.
Every meal is our Christmas.
Every meal, we take a little
portion of the food we are
eating, and we offer it to
the spirit world on behalf of
the four-legged, the winged,
and the two-legged. We pray,
but not like most Christians.
We thank the Grandfathers
and we thank the Great Spirit.”

— COLUMNIST Floyd Hand,
Oglala Lakota Nation

CHRISTMAS: 'WE'RE ALL RELATED'

022 China, China
Chenping to Newtown:
'Don't Let Our Children
Go to School in Fear'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The number of mental patients
with personality disorders has
gradually risen, and their friends,
relatives and societies have failed
at every level to offer the proper
care and concern. If a 'fuse' is lit,
a 'bomb' will explode. At that
moment, these apparently meek
lambs may become great butchers.”

— COLUMNIST Li Guohui

U.S. AND CHINA: JOINED BY TRAGEDY

Prensa Libre, Guatemala
Cowboys and U.S. Gun
Culture: Reaffirming
Heroism and Warfare

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The regulatory framework
in the U.S. allows any citizen
to own guns, except convicts
and the mentally ill. It's a way
of culturally reaffirming the
concept of heroism, which is
personified by cowboys and
soldiers in their use of high-
powered weapons - and in
which warmongering is seen
almost as high patriotism.”

— COLUMNIST
Carolina Vasquez Araya

HOW MANY GUNS IS TOO MANY?

NASA, United States
VIDEO: NASA Releases Mayan
End-of-the-World Video Early

RealVideoDec. 11, 00:04:21

“If you're watching this video,
it means one thing: The world
didn't come to an end yeserday.”

— NASA Video on Mayan Prophecy

NASA DISPENSES WITH MAYAN PROPHECY

Estadao, Brazil
After Obama Must Follow
Victoria Soto: Only Action,
Not Tears, Will Save Lives

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“We've never seen Obama cry. Yet
the president nicknamed 'no drama
Obama' fought back tears as he read
a short statement after the massacre
on Friday, in which he lamented the
lost innocence of the children who
survived the killing. Victoria Soto
didn't cry, but she did save her
children. How many children is
U.S. President Obama ready to save?”

— COLUMNIST Lucia Guimaraes

A LESSON FOR COWARDLY LEADERS?

El Universal, Mexico
Newtown: A Tragedy Foretold
TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Since the years of Ronald Reagan, the
U.S. has systematically cut funding for
people with mental disorders. Incredibly,
many of these people can buy, without
further delay, arms of every description.”

— COLUMNIST Gabriel Guerra Castellanos

HAVE WE IGNORED THE MENTALLY ILL?

Folha, Brazil
After Newtown: There is
No Better Time for America
Debate about Gun Control

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“If a day in which 20 boys and girls
younger than 10 years of age are
murdered isn't appropriate, when
will there ever be an appropriate
moment? What Carney argued is
that this emotional moment is not
the most suitable for a debate on
an issue so dear to Americans,
which makes sense. But when we
talk about school children as targets
of a shooter, is there any way to
take emotion out of the equation?”

— COLUMNIST Luciana Coelho

DEBATING THE TIME FOR DEBATING

La Jornada, Mexico
Newtown: Gun 'Barbarism' that
Can't be Removed by Legislation

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The availability of weapons among the U.S.
population doesn't in itself serve to explain
the often exasperating massacres that occur
there. Canada, Sweden and Finland also have
high levels of per capita weapons ownership
without leading to such mass murders. This
suggests a collective propensity toward
barbarism in that country which has never
been explained, and which should begin to
be discussed as quickly as humanly possible.”

— EDITORIAL, La Jornada

IS U.S. GUN CULTURE A CHARACTER FLAW?

RDS, Canada
After Newtown Attack,
Sports Must Takes a
Back Seat to Healing

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It is essential to consider,
individually and collectively,
how to build a world that
rejects and condemns this
violence, and just as vital,
its promotion, whether
direct or indirect. We must
courageously absorb the sad
lessons that this horrible act
holds for us. We must be able
to assert, and to promise the
families of the victims, that
their sacrifice is not in vain.”

— COLUMNIST Pierre Houde

FOCUS ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Dead Children Not Enough to
Stop Surge in U.S. Gun Sales

“What's certain is gun and ammunition
sales will surge as people stock up in
fear of bans. This has been the pattern
after all recent mass killings. The best-
selling products will be military-style
weapons and ammunition of the sort
used to kill Newtown's children.”

— CORRESPONDENT Nick O'Malley

NEW ZEALAND HERALD:
Newtown - Walk on the Dark Side


Globe & Mail, Canada
It is Time for America to
Cure its 'Sick' Gun Laws

“For the moment, Obama has stuck
his head in the sand. Handguns and
assault rifles are a blight that make
the U.S. one of the world’s most
murderous societies, on a par with
South Africa and Colombia.”

— EDITORIAL, Globe & Mail

HOW CAN GUN MADNESS BE STOPPED?

CBC NEWS: Could This Be
the Final Straw for Americans
Sick of the Violence? RealVideo

OTTAWA CITIZEN EDITORIAL:
America: A Nation in Horror


Daily North Korea, South Korea
Only Deaf and Dumb Miss the
Truth of North Korea Nukes

“The fact is we've been daydreaming.
... What is the purpose of Kim Jong-il's
nuclear strategy? It is very clear. After
reaching agreement on a peace treaty
with Washington, it is to break the
South Korea-U.S. military alliance.”

— COLUMNIST Sohn Gwang-joo

KIM JONG-UN: A MISSILE AND A SMOKE