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Bailout fallout?; No. Paulson rightly weighs global markets

Sep 23, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The startling developments of the United States economy over the past two weeks – the tumbling market and the unparalleled intervention by the federal government to bail out major financial institutions – led President Bush to comment on Friday that “America’s economy is facing unprecedented challenges, and we are responding with unprecedented action.” Indeed, the markets worldwide grew apprehensive in reaction to the developments on Wall Street. I am no expert on financial matters, but hearing the words “confidence,” “overspending ” and ” spillover” repeated over and over in nearly every related discussion led me to think about America’s presence on the global stage.

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Russian cooperation; West may have no choice

Sep 9, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Last Sunday’s “60 Minutes” featured a piece on the villagers of Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. CBS correspondent Scott Pelley found the location where a U.S. air strike killed four generations of one family on March 4. None of those killed was Taliban, and the villagers were furious. “During the Russian invasion we haven’t heard of 10 members of one family being killed by Russians in one incident,” one villager remarked. “But the Americans did that. We used to hate the Russians much more than Americans ? I am telling you Russians behave much better than the Americans.”

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