The price of the United Nations’ procrastination over the genocide in Sudan is revealed today in stark human terms: 35,000 further deaths since the UN Security Council first warned Khartoum to clean up its act.Genocide out of control yet still the UN refuses to act
As the 15-strong Security Council meets in special session in Nairobi today to debate Sudan, the crisis in Darfur is worse than on 30 July when the first resolution was approved by 13 votes to nil. Every five minutes, another person dies.
This is how I remember Ali telling me Saddam was found and was being captured.Deepwoods Hermit: Announcing Saddams Capture
ALI: Danny. Something is happening. The army is everywhere. They are closing down the whole town.
ME: Ali, are you alright? Are you safe there? Do you hear guns or bombs?
ALI: I think they have captured Saddam.
Two Missouri professors seeking ways to track civilian automobiles for General Motors have discovered a way to detect and conceivably even detonate so-called Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), the bombs that are frequently killing and maiming coalition troops in Iraq.Whoah! Really?! Awesome! So like, how? With Super Science?
i've been cleaning my place like a maniac!
...and I've been calling my grandmother on a weekly basis. It'll be good to get back to normal.
Iraq had thousands of secret bank accounts throughout the world, including over 1,500 in Jordan. Money from kickbacks on oil-for-food deals, illegal oil payments from the Jordanian government and other illicit funds were paid into accounts held by a Jordanian branch of the Iraqi government-owned Rafidain Bank, investigators said.The United Nations: it's the world's handmaiden of misery, I can't believe people consider it a moral authority anywhere on earth. What an outrage. What a worthless, scumbag organization. Dynamite that glass tower, and move the UN to Ethiopia.
According to employees of the Iraqi Central Bank and the Rafidain Bank, the former Iraqi ambassador to Jordan, Sabah Yassen, withdrew money from the accounts to make payments ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers, Hyde said.
Palestinians have said Saddam paid more than $35 million to families of Palestinians killed or wounded in the conflict with Israel that began in September 2000. Since then, Palestinians have carried out 117 suicide bombings, killing 494 Israelis and others.
Another point in the Zarqawi recording bears attention: "This war is very long, and always think of this as the beginning, and always make the enemy think that yesterday was better than today." In Israel, this is known as the question of the barrel: Is there a bottom to it or not? Beyond whatever tactics the Iraqi insurgents may employ, their strategy is to convince Americans that there is no bottom; that their cause enjoys huge popular support; that it feeds off the resentments that "occupation" inevitably engenders; and that it can go on undeterred by whatever damage U.S. forces inflict.
The Shi’ite Islamist parade was one of several held around the world to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The event was begun in 1979 by Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini to condemn Israel’s existence.
Since then, Iran has held its annual demonstration in Teheran; Hezbollah has held military parades in Beirut; and demonstrators around the world — including in London, Berlin and Toronto — have demanded the destruction of Israel.
Finally--for now--I was baffled a decade ago by the outrage over Samuel Huntington's concept of the "clash of civilizations." Clashing is what civilizations DO. It's their inherent mission. There is no example in history of adjacent civilizations cooperating constructively over an extended period. And we not only are experiencing a clash of civilizations, but a situation unprecedented in history: The crash of a major civilization, that of Middle Eastern Islam, before our eyes.Read on for more from Peters, and some fascinating revelations from Ion Pacepa as well.