Thursday, May 14, 2009

DTN News: Iraq TODAY May 14, 2009 - Iraq's Building Its Military Capable Of Defending The Country With U.S. Assistance

DTN News: Iraq TODAY May 14, 2009 - Iraq's Building Its Military Capable Of Defending The Country With U.S. Assistance
(NSI News Source Info) BAGHDAD, Iraq - May 14, 2009: Iraqi army tanks stand on display after a military exercise in Latifiyah, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq.
The fall in oil prices is threatening Iraq's efforts to build a military capable of defending the country, raising the possibility that the Iraqis will need substantial U.S. help for years after the Americans leave by 2012.

Sri Lankan Civilians Now Able To Flee Safely, Government Says / Trapped Civilians Now Able To Flee, Sri Lanka Says

Sri Lankan Civilians Now Able To Flee Safely, Government Says / Trapped Civilians Now Able To Flee, Sri Lanka Says
(NSI News Source Info) May 14, 2009: At least 3,000 civilians who had been trapped in Sri Lanka’s shrinking war zone managed to flee Thursday, the country’s military said, as its forces claimed to further squeeze the Tamil Tiger separatists in a drive to end the quarter-century-long conflict. Photograph released by the Sri Lankan military May 13, 2009 shows what the army says are items including aircraft engines and rotary blades, communication equipment, runway lights and documents they uncovered belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) "air wing" contingent. Shelling killed a Red Cross worker inside Sri Lanka's war zone on Wednesday, the aid agency said, while troops and the Tamil Tigers battled in an intensifying fight to the finish of Asia's longest modern war. Sri Lankan Army units advanced on the two-square-mile coastal strip from the south, north and west, forcing the rebels into an ever-smaller sliver of jungle, palms and sand, the military said. More than 1,000 civilians waded across a shallow lagoon under rebel fire, the military said in a statement, and hundreds more fled across land to the north. If the military’s assertion is true, it would be the first time in well over a week that such a large number of civilians had been able to leave the combat zone in Sri Lanka, where the civil war, Asia’s longest, appears to finally be reaching a close with a Tamil Tiger defeat despite rebel denials.
It has been impossible for news agencies to independently assess the contradictory claims from the government and rebels because outside journalists have been banned. The United Nations’ acting representative for Sri Lanka, Amin Awad, said that 6,000 civilians had fled Thursday or were trying to flee, but that rebel fire was preventing them, Reuters reported.
The Sri Lankan Defense Ministry said that 4 people were killed and 14 wounded. A spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees, Sulakshani Perera, said that a total of 196,000 people had fled the conflict zone, most since April 20. About 50,000 civilians, mostly Tamils, are thought to be caught there, along with a holdout force of between 200 and 500 rebel fighters. Human rights organizations say the rebels are trying to keep the civilians in the conflict zone for use as human shields, and that heavy artillery shelling from government forces was being conducted without sufficient regard for civilian safety. The government has denied using heavy artillery, but satellite images taken May 10 and analyzed independently have found what appear to be new heavy impact craters in the war zone. The rebels blame the government’s offensive for the civilian casualties. A Web site used by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or L.T.T.E., said Thursday that an estimated 1,700 civilians had been killed in the conflict zone since Tuesday. About 1,400 patients were left without care at the zone’s last remaining hospital, the rebel-run Web site said, as doctors and staff abandoned it and fled into bunkers for safety. Government doctors confirmed that they had left the makeshift hospital after heavy shelling of it killed some 100 people earlier in the week, news agencies said. “The medical staff has stopped our service as we are unable to work without a safe environment,” Dr. T. Sathyamoorthy told Reuters by telephone. The International Committee of the Red Cross said heavy fighting on Thursday had prevented them for a third day from ferrying out wounded people and dropping off relief supplies.
Most people are seeking protection in hand-dug bunkers, making access to scarce food and water even more difficult, and dozens are dying and being wounded each day, the organization said. “Our staff are witnessing an unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe,” the Red Cross’s director of operations, Pierre Krahenbuhl, said in a statement on Thursday.

Pakistan Pounds Taliban Bastions, More Than 834,000 Flee / Pakistan : More Than 834000 Civilians Have Now Fled And displaced: UN

Pakistan Pounds Taliban Bastions, More Than 834,000 Flee / Pakistan : More Than 834000 Civilians Have Now Fled And displaced: UN
(NSI News Source Info) YAR HUSSAIN CAMP/PESHAWAR - May 14, 2009: More than 834,000 civilians have fled recent fighting between security forces and the Taliban in the northwest of the country, the UN refugee chief said on Thursday. Pakistani Frontier constables stop vehicles entering Buner in Swat district, where troops launched an offensive against militants, May 13, 2009. Pakistan's army chief ordered his men on Wednesday to ensure civilian casualties are kept to a minimum, even if that meant danger for them, in an offensive against Taliban militants in the Swat valley. A senior military official overseeing help for the internally displaced people (IDPs) said on Tuesday an estimated 800,000 civilians had fled from the latest fighting.* The figure was a leap of more than 163,000 people registered since Wednesday, as desperate families piled onto trucks and tractors, or stream on foot out of the three worst-affected districts to hastily set up camps. ‘Some 834,000 IDPs (internally displaced people) have been registered so far. This is a massive, massive displacement in the world today,’ said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. ‘Pakistan is passing through a difficult period. The international community should come forward and help Pakistan. I cannot give a figure but they need a lot of help,’ he added as he toured the Yar Hussain camp in Swabi district. Ariane Rummery, spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency, said that 835,226 people had now registered since May 2. They join another 500,000 people who fled bouts of fighting in the northwest last year, where extremist Taliban militants have been fighting to gain control and impose their brand of Islamic law. With more than 1.3 million people displaced, Human Rights Watch has warned that Pakistan is facing its biggest movement of people since the partition of India in 1947, which led to the migration of millions. Security forces have launched a fresh offensive in Swat, Lower Dir and Buner districts after the insurgents advanced to within 100km of Islamabad.

Somalia Is Second Country After Pakistan Bowing To Islamic Militants Demand / Somali President Approves Islamic Law, But Insurgent Attacks Continue

Somalia Is Second Country After Pakistan Bowing To Islamic Militants Demand / Somali President Approves Islamic Law, But Insurgent Attacks Continue
(NSI News Source Info) MOGADISHU - May 14, 2009: As Islamist insurgents continued an assault on government forces in Mogadishu, President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed signed a bill late Wednesday enacting Islamic Sharia law in the country.
A militiaman from the Hizbul Islam fighters takes cover with his weapon during clashes with Somali authorities in the vicinity of the presidential palace in Mogadishu on May 14, 2009. Somalia's president was holed up in his compound and residents fleeing Mogadishu today, as Islamist insurgents prepared for a final push to seize power, witnesses and officials said. Insurgents have been redeploying many forces from across the country to launch an unprecedented offensive, while Ugandan and Burundian African Union (AU) peacekeepers held the fort for Sharif's beleaguered administration.
President Ahmed said Somalia is a Muslim country and the people support Islamic law. He instructed his cabinet ministers to implement the legislation and defended the bill from the criticism of the insurgents threatening the government. Mr. Sharif said this is the first time Islamic law has been introduced in Somalia, so what reason do they have for opposing it, other than to destroy the country?
Application of law unclear
It remains unclear how the law will be applied or how it will relate to the existing secular constitution that governs Somalia's provisional government. President Sharif said he would name legal experts to work through any conflicts.
Supporters of the president hope that the formal introduction of Islamic law will help to undermine the Islamist insurgency. Since last Thursday, fighters from the al-Shabab and Hizbul-Islam militias have led an offensive against government forces, pro-government militias and African Union peacekeepers.
A Hizbul-Islam rebel takes aim during clashes with government forces near presidential palace in Mogadishu, 14 May 2009. But a top al-Shabab leader, Sheikh Muktar Abdirahman "Godane", issued a taped message Wednesday urging fighters to continue their attacks against the government. Godane said the government should not be considered Islamic because it was created to fight Islamists.
President Sharif served alongside several of the current insurgent leaders in a short-lived Islamist government that was ousted by Ethiopia in late 2006. President Sharif's faction of the opposition signed a deal with the government last year and joined it in January.
International support doesn't lead to stability
President Sharif's government enjoys international backing, but has little control on the ground, beyond a few streets and key buildings in the capital.
The U.N. representative for Somalia said the international community should defend the fragile government. But after discussing Somalia on Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council said it would not send a peacekeeping force until the security situation improves. Instead, the Council said it would continue to support the 4,000 member African Union peacekeeping force.
Red Cross: more than 400 mostly civilians wounded
According to reports from the country, at least 120 people have been killed by the fighting during the past week. The International Committee of the Red Cross said more than 400 people have been treated at hospitals it supports in Mogadishu, most of them civilians, and that thousands of people have been newly displaced from their homes.
On Thursday, at least three more people were killed in clashes in northern Mogadishu. International humanitarian agencies are warning the latest fighting exacerbates an already dire situation. More than one million people have been displaced by previous rounds of fighting. The United Nations also says Somalia is facing its worse drought in a decade, with almost half the population malnourished.

DTN News: US President Barack Obama Day To Day Activities On May 14, 2009

DTN News: US President Barack Obama Day To Day Activities On May 14, 2009
(NSI News Source Info) TEMPE, Arizona - May 14, 2009: US President Barack Obama greets doctoral graduates during the Arizona State University commencement ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona May 13, 2009.


THE SECRET OF SYNDROME OF CHRONIC FATIGUE IS SOLVED - The Russian Miracle And Magnificent Doctor Is Absolutely Stunning, Who Cures Every Disease With Own Formula: Part # 4 (Chronic Fatigue)
*DTN News will up-date on weekly basis info on the Russian miracle and magnificent doctor respectively. This is an exclusive story of DTN Defense-Technology News
(NSI News Source Info) SINGAPORE - May 14, 2009: The miracle doctor is Ashot Khachatryan Papikovicha, he is very kind, gentle and humble also known as 'Professor K' or 'Professor DaDa' (In Russian Da means Yes) . The Professor K is very confident on his formula curing every possible human disease and repeats Da....Da!
Dr. Ashot Khachatryan recently enjoyed gourmet Indian cusine with friends in Singapore. Seen in the above aforementioned picture from left to right are Bob Seth, Dr. Koh and Dr. Ashot Khachatryan
The secret of syndrome of chronic fatigue is solved by Dr. Ashot Khachatryan
There are three basic hypotheses of occurrence of syndrome of chronic fatigue : under influence of infections; owing to immunodeficiency; as a result of poisoning of an organism by neurotoxin. However, any of these hypotheses separately has not found no scientific, not clinical confirmation.
Under direction of professor Khachatryan it is surveyed 120 sick persons - 70 percent of them were woman in the age of 28-45 years, leading active life.
Diagnosis "syndrome of chronic fatigue" was given at presence of complex of symptoms (not less than 8): constant fatigue, sleeplessness, pains in muscles, headaches, bad appetite, subfibrile temperature, a diarrhea or constipation.
The general and clinical analysis of blood, the bacteriological analysis of feces was carried out. At all the patients the infringements of balance of the intestinal microflora, essential reduction or absence of normal microflora of large intestine were revealed.
In 10 percent of cases the growth of yeast fungus was observed, at 20 percent of patients - the growth of pathogenic microflora was marked. The precise interrelation between the gravity of disbalance of intestinal microflora and clinical characteristics of syndrome of chronic fatigue was marked.
The immunogram has revealed the various infringements of immune system. During the common analysis of blood at 45 percent of patients the low level of hemoglobin - 70-100mg/ml was marked.
The treatment of patients was carried out by us in compliance with the methods being patented in Russian and in USA ( Pat. of RF No.2110071, 1998; US Patent No. 6,428,783, 2002): the specially prepared bacterial flora consisting of mix of Escherichia coli of Bifidum - and Lactoflora in log-phase of its growth was implanted into the large intestine after its processing by solutions of electroactivated mineral water.
As the additional treatment-and-prophylactic means the liquid concentrate on the base of Lactobacillus acidophilus was widely used.The restoration of balance of intestinal microflora during two weeks have allowed to return all the patients to normal life.
Potential central nervous system pathways to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Marked was the normalization of immunogram and hemoglobin of blood. Thus, for the first time it is established that the principal cause of syndrome of chronic fatigue is the disbalance of the intestinal microflora, resulting to immunodeficiency, infringement of metabolism, suction of products of an incomplete metabolism in blood, endogenic intoxications of the organism.
Dr. Ashot Khachatryan Papikovicha can be contacted at his email: