Tag Archives: In the News

Context behind the news

Gaza Rocket Attack Into Israel Kills a Thai Worker The foreign agricultural worker, Manee Singueanphon, 30, from Thailand, was the first fatality from Gaza rocket fire since the end of a three-week Israeli military offensive into Gaza in January 2009. … Continue reading

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Think about that slowly. . .

Turkey is upset about the resolutions in the United States and Sweden regarding the alleged Armenian Genocide. Logical reaction from Turkey? Threaten to deport 100,000+ Armenians because it worked out so well the first time and all. “There are currently … Continue reading

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Israel a Strategic Ally?

With all the childish diplomacy going around between the US and Israel, which is seemingly all that’s employing many of the buffoonish commentators from both sides whose chatter and reading of the diplomatic tea leaves would put high school gossip … Continue reading

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Adam Gadahn Arrested! – or not

Breaking news, American born AQ member Adam Gadahn caught: KARACHI, Pakistan – The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday as video … Continue reading

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Citizenship: Drawing a Line

France, unlike other European countries, seems to be willing to draw clear lines regarding what citizenship and French values mean, and to deny it without concern over leftist or politically correct criticism. A recent case: The French government has refused … Continue reading

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Oh and by the way . . .

The 2001 Anthrax attacks have yet to be solved and the case is still open. I think this is something some of us know but the details of the article will interest you. For the sake of conjecture, I’d posit … Continue reading

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The Latest Battlefield of the Monroe Doctrine

Chirol was highly critical of the US and international response in providing aid for the Haiti earthquake victims, which set off a comment thread with overwhelming criticism of Chirol’s premise that realistically, Haiti has always always been a disaster and … Continue reading

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A Bit of Realism Please?

While I imagine the headlines will be filled with tales of Haiti, from some individual tidbits to get your attention to tales of woe about its unlucky history, perhaps blaming outsiders, it’s time for a bit of realism. First of … Continue reading

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Curzon at the Burj Opening

I just got back from the public opening of the -Burj Dubai- Burj Khalifa. It turns out that today, the tower was renamed, taking the name of the current president of the UAE and emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa … Continue reading

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Insurgents Hacking Drone

Fresh from the WSJ this morning.It seems Iraqi insurgents are beginning to steal signals from US drones. Evidence backing John Robb’s Global Guerillas theory seems to mount daily. Here’s the article Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to … Continue reading

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