Português: Brasília – O chanceler da Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, fala à imprensa após se reúnir com o presidente Lula (Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hmmm, viva la libertad de prensa…, pero es lo que demanda la revolución bolivariana:
O governo da Venezuela proibiu as notícias sobre a falta de alimentos e outros bens e vai multar o canal de televisão Globovisión por ter transmitido uma reportagem sobre o assunto.
La doctora Nima Saeed, representante actual de la Organización Mundial de la Salud en Paquistán, uno de los tres países en los que la enfermedad es aún endémica, ha añadido que “nada se podrá hacer mientras que los talibán levanten la prohibición o permitan la vacunación de los niños en Waziristán Norte”. UCANEWS:
A Taliban ban on a polio vaccination drive is preventing Pakistan from finally eradicating the crippling disease, the country’s World Health Organization (WHO) representative said on Wednesday.
“Nothing can really be done unless the Taliban lifts the ban or allows the vaccination of children in North Waziristan,” Dr
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, the acting WHO representative in Pakistan, told ucanews.com.
He was speaking in Islamabad after five new cases of polio were confirmed this week in the country’s restive tribal areas, where the Taliban banned the vaccination drive in June last year, accusing health workers of being spies.
The ban was imposed a year after Dr Shakil Afridi, a physician, conducted a polio vaccine campaign in Abbottabad as a ruse to help pinpoint the location of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The terror chief was later killed in a US military raid in May 2011.
At least 20 immunization workers have been killed by suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan since the imposition of the vaccine ban. Many areas are now considered too dangerous to continue the program.
Pakistan is one of only three countries left in the world where polio is endemic, according to the WHO. In 2011 it had 198 confirmed cases, the highest number of cases in any nation in the world.
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Todavía el número es bajo, pero el daño que pueden causar es importante, según miembros de la comunidad de inteligencia americana (encontrado aquí):
While the number of Americans who have traveled to join the jihad in Syria is low, some members of the U.S. intelligence community worry that fighters who receive training and battlefield experience in Syria could return to the West with skills honed by fighting in the country’s civil war
“At some point all of these people from Europe are going home. All the folks there from all over the world, including the United States, will be coming home if they do not meet their end on the battlefield,” said Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, on Tuesday.
U.S. intelligence estimates differ on how many Americans have joined the fight with al Qaeda. Some officials say the number could be as high as 60 U.S. citizens, while others put it much lower, at 10. Hundreds of European nationals have joined al Qaeda-linked groups since the civil war began more than two years ago, say U.S. intelligence officials.
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Tenemos que considerar esto en el contexto del último comunicado de Al-Zawahiri:
In the audio, put out on jihadi forums by Al Qaeda’s media arm Al-Sahab, al-Zawahiri calls on Muslims to adopt an approach of “sporadic blows” inside the U.S. in order to increase the burden on the American economy. The translation was made available to TheBlaze through the Middle East Media Research Institute, a nonprofit group that provides translations and research from the Middle East.
“Such an approach will keep the U.S. in a constant state of heightened security,” al-Zawahiri said. “Still, Muslims should await every chance to deliver a major attack against the U.S., even if they had to wait years for such an attack.”
Para ello, no hace falta una infraestructura tan compleja como para la comisión de grandes ataques terroristas (por ejemplo, el 11S). Simplemente, sirven para que el miedo a un ataque terrorista sea permanente en el tiempo. Por eso, el entrenamiento de estos terroristas, aunque sean pocos, preocupa. Y debería preocupar aún más a Europa, por el número de los allí combatiendo a día de hoy (más aquí y aquí).