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The Fourth Surrey Regional Economic Summit welcomes Presidents Clinton and Bush


SURREY – In exactly two weeks Surrey, BC’s second largest municipal centre and one of the rare communities which didn’t stop their development in recession times, will be centre of financial and economical world. Several hundred businessmen, community leaders, politicians and journalists will together for one day event in effort to discuss current situation, probably to predict future events or just to sent message to world of politics how to fight with current problems. Feature conversation on Fourth Surrey Regional Economic Summit will be hour and fifteen minutes long conversation with two former US presidents Bill Clinton and G.W. Bush. Continue reading

Castro’s memoir: truth or fairytale?


Strategic Victory will be relased next week

Strategic Victory will be relased next week

Cuba’s former president is about to publish the first volume of his memoirs, according to first reports the style and content would be seemingly more to Julius Caesar than Tony Blair or upcoming memoirs of George W. Bush. Castro’s opening volume which would be released next week will be focused on his guerrilla campaign against Fulgencio Batista’s army in Cuba’s Sierra Maestra Mountains in late 1950’s. First volume will be titled “Strategic Victory”.

State website reported this week 25 chapters will cover Castro recounts, using maps, photographs and diagrams, how his outnumbered rebels routed the dictator Batista and paved the way for their triumphant march into capital on January 1st, 1959. Same site described his work as an essential historical guide for generations to come adding that Castro is working on a second volume of his memoirs titled “The Final Strategic Counter – Offensive”.

Several authors declared their suspicions about upcoming memoirs claiming that Castro’s work will not bring anything new or to be candid. Simon Reid-Henry author of “Fidel and Che: A Revolutionary Friendship” welcomed Castro’s recounts questioning its focus.

“History is such a closely guarded thing in Cuba that these memoirs may well bring new documentable material to light. But … I doubt Castro’s account will offer much that is new. Castro has always believed the revolution was a product of his and his comrades’ conviction and ultimate righteousness, even though it was always also, of course, the result of social forces they themselves had little control over”, said Mr. Reid-Henry.

On the other side well known foreign affair author and former The New York Times journalist, Stephen Kinzer, writes in The Guardian that only few living figures could contribute as much as Castro to our understanding of the second half of the 20th century, but he didn’t expect him to do it in this memoirs.

“Castro has lived almost his entire life as a clandestine revolutionary. To such figures, truth is always malleable, always subservient to political goals. Whatever Castro’s goal now, it is certainly not confronting difficult and complex truths or reflecting deeply on the course of his life. Castro’s career has been about myth-making; there is no reason to believe his memoir will be any different”, said Kinzer.

It seems that he is pretty sure that Castro’s memoirs will fulfill expectations to nothing more than fairytale about his “heroics” nor that we will actually had to find new truthful insight into Castro’s relationships with his brother and successor Raul, highly popular comrade Camilo Cienfuegos, or with Che Guevara or real relations with Soviet bloc.

“Castro cannot be reasonably expected to renounce his beliefs or implicate himself in killings or atrocities. Nonetheless it would be fascinating to learn whether he still believes it was necessary to execute hundreds of his countrymen without trial in the first weeks after his victory in 1959; whether he wishes the Soviet Union had taken his advice and launched a nuclear first strike against the United States; and whether he regrets the repression and mass imprisonment of gay people, other “lifestyle dissidents”, and intellectuals who supported his cause but broke with him after his first years in power”, said Kinzer.

After Castro releases his memoirs public will have a chance to read several volumes of memoirs written by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair which will be published by Random House on September 2nd, former US President G. W. Bush memoirs will be released in November and finally at the end of September public will have a chance to read Ingrid Betancourt recollections which will cover the six years that she was held hostage by Farc rebels in Colombia.

Blair’s government “massaged” Saddam’s WMD threats


Carne Ross

Carne Ross, photo: NYTimes

Former UK diplomat to the UN and that-time responsible person for Iraq claims that Blair’s government “massaged” assessment of Saddam’s WMD. Carne Ross said on the Chilcot inquiry that intelligence was intentionally and substantially exaggerated assessment of Saddam Hussein’s weapon of mass destruction culminating highly misleading Statements about the threat that amounted to lies.

Mr. Ross testified on Chilcot inquiry, which was appointed by former PM Gordon Brown to identify lessons that could be learned from Iraqi conflict. Since last July this Inquiry questioned several high ranking British officials including both Labour PM’s Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Mr. Ross claims that real government assessment was more or less opposite to what was presented to the public. In that moment Downing Street has information’s which shows up sanctions towards Iraqi regime effective in prevention from developing nuclear capabilities.

“This process of exaggeration was gradual and proceeded by accretion and editing from document to document, in a way that allowed those participating to convince themselves that they were not engaged in blatant dishonesty. But this process led to highly misleading statements about the UK assessment of the Iraqi threat that were, in their totality, lies”, said Mr. Ross.

Blair’s team presented Labour MP’s in March 2002 with document that includes claims who are saying that if Iraqi nuclear program remains unchecked there is possibility for development of crude nuclear device in next five years. Mr. Ross said that this statement to PLP was purely hypothetical.

“There was no evidence at either point that Iraq was obtaining necessary material”, said Mr. Ross adding that situation was a same in 1991 and 2002.

He also expresses his disgrace with Britain’s unwillingness to exhaust all peaceful alternatives before going to war.

“There was no deliberate discussion of available alternatives to military action in advance of the 2003 invasion. There is no record of that discussion, no official has referred to it, no minister has talked about it, and that seems to me to be a very egregious absence in this history – that at some point a government before going to war should stop and ask itself, ‘are there available alternatives?”, said Mr. Ross.

Beside this FO asked him to redact information relating to a proposal to seize illegal bank accounts of Saddam Hussein opened in several Jordanian banks.