Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bandar’s departure from Saudi intelligence

For the past 18 months Bandar had led Saudi efforts to better co-ordinate the supply of weapons to Syrian rebels fighting Assad. But he faced criticism for backing extreme Islamist groups and thus risking a repeat of the "blowback" that … Continue reading

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Deniers of Science By Richard Sale

  A critic of Evolution thundered recently: “Scientific observations do not support biological evolution! What about the icons of evolution that have been presented in textbooks for almost 50 years? Don’t these icons support biological evolution? Some of these do … Continue reading

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Open Thread on the Ukraine Crisis

I believe the Ukraine crisis will continue indefinitely.  Diplomacy seems to lead nowhere and war between Russia and NATO (the United States) would possibly lead to the end of civilization as we know it. We will therefore leave this thread … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Ukraine Crisis | 97 Comments

“Multi-agency filing to deport Arnon Milchan…” IRMep

"INA: ACT 212 – GENERAL CLASSES OF ALIENS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE VISAS AND INELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION; WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILLITY (3) Security and related grounds.- (A) In general.-Any alien who a consular officer or the Attorne y General knows, or has … Continue reading

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John Stack on Scottish Independence

A balance sheet can not be used to decide Scottish Independence. The most important things in our life have no scientific measure or monetary value. Pride, patriotism, Freedom, love, loyalty, trust, feeling, friendship, joy, peace,  If you prefer to be … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 45 Comments

“Arcadian Knight” by Peter Nash

Hello. My name is Peter Nash and I am writing to let you know that I have recently published the first book-length biography of Moses Jacob Ezekiel. The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight tells … Continue reading

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“Scotland likely to choose independence, foreign diplomats believe” Guardian

"Foreign diplomats believe Scotland is likely to vote for independence after a series of opinion polls have shown an increase in support for a yes vote in September's referendum. Sources in the diplomatic corps in Edinburgh, which is home to … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 52 Comments

Open Thread – 12 April 2014

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B-52s and MOPs for Israel? – by Confused Ponderer

For a couple days now, Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF (ret.) is making the rounds with JINSA's Makovski. Both are pomoting the idea of the transfer of MOPs and B-52s to Israel. Punchline from JINSA's OpEd in The Wall Street … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Israel | 36 Comments

“Israel offers deal to rescue peace talks” The Telegraph

"Israel has proposed a deal to rescue the peace talks, offering to release 26 prisoners if the Palestinian leadership “cancels” its bid for greater international recognition. Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli intelligence and strategic affairs minister, told The Daily Telegraph that … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Palestine | 22 Comments