Saturday, December 12, 2009
In the article, Hundreds arrested in Copenhagen protests found at http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/12/12/copenhagen.protests/index.html?eref=rss_world&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_world+%28RSS%3A+World%29&utm_content=Google+Reader, published by CNN, the article described the passion of many across the world to solve the problems associated with climate change. Thousands of protesters were in the Danish capital of Copenhagen demanding "climate justice" as world leaders met to work on an international agreement on a systematic solution to climate change. Several hundred protesters were arrested as the crowd chanted and waved banners showing that they care about the earth and want the world's governments to care too. The two-week summit is predicted to end by next Friday with an ambitious new climate deal. The European nations have already announced their plan to spend 7.2 billion euros or $10.6 billion over the next three years to aid developing nations and get them helping the global climate cause. As our great nations meet peacefully to solve a global climate problem the future looks a little brighter.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
In the article from CNN, Italy plans to deploy 1000 troops to Afghanistan, found at http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/12/03/italy/afhanistan.troops/index.html?eref=rss_world&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_world+%RSS%3A+World%29&utm_content=Google+Reader , it describes the Italian Defense Ministry's decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to Afghanistan to support the 2,800 Italian troops that are already there. This decision by the Italians was in response to President Barack Obama's call on Tuesday to send an additional 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan in an effort to silence the Taliban and close in on terrorists who use the country as a safe haven. The article also mentions the various troop levels from other NATO and non-NATO members. In the speech given by Obama on the war effort in Afghanistan, he laid out his strategy for success. This strategy includes an 18-month commitment focused on training Afghan forces to be able to take control of their own country and keep terrorists at bay. One of the biggest problems facing the Americans and the coalition partners is a corrupt Afghan government. It is hoped that this new strategy with increased troop levels will ensure that this war will not be drawn out indefinitely. But war is war nonetheless.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
In the article U.S Bound Oil Tanker Captured off the coast of Somilia, found at published by CNN, it decribed the increase of pirate activity over the last year in Simiolia after this recent oil tanker was captured. The Somilie Pirats have captured more than 50 ships off their coast alone but over this year there has been 306 pirat attacks compared to the year 2008 with 293 attacks this is a substancle increase. What does the future of shipping hold for the world with this old threat come back to haunt us.