Monthly Archives: May 2014

“U.N. Probe Chief Doubtful on Syria Sarin Exposure Claims” Porter

"Sellstrom explained to Winfield that the investigating team had sought the help of the opposition in the area where the attack took place to identify as many as 80 survivors of the Sarin attack. “We thought that if they can … Continue reading

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ISIS is crucifying Christians who won’t convert. Ibrahim

"Consider the atrocities earlier committed in Ma‘loula, Syria, an ancient Christian village where the inhabitants still spoke Aramaic, the language of Christ. According to recent Arabic news media, “a Syrian nun testified to the Vatican news agency that some Christians in … Continue reading

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Truce in key Syrian city of Homs goes into effect

  "… the Homs pact will call for: 1. The withdrawal of rebel and Islamist fighters from Homs neighborhoods under the supervision of regime forces and delegates from the United Nations; 2. The opening by rebel forces of a safe passage for … Continue reading

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“Ukraine: Failure Of Imagination” by Walrus

On Saturday February 7, 2009, 173 people died in a series of Bushfires across my State. (Australia) Black Saturday Bushfires. The resulting Commission of Inquiry revealed  what I would label "Failure Of Imagination"  The command and control systems at State … Continue reading

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“Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging” NY Times

"Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for … Continue reading

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“On Killing Killers” By Richard Sale

  The key to hardcore criminals is greed.  They are greedy as a tiny tick burrowing in fur.  They have no elevated ends of life. They burrow ceaselessly to obtain such things as their food, sex, tobacco, drugs, comfort, additional … Continue reading

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Clapper’s Edict

I see that Sensenbrunner asked Holder why Clapper has not been indicted for perjury.  Good!  As the congreesman said, "What more do you need than his admission that he lied under oath?" At the same time Clapper has issued an … Continue reading

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“Kremlin regrets approval of punitive operation in southeast of Ukraine – Putin spokesman”

“The Russian president is extremely concerned over the developments in Ukraine and the way it is interpreted in the international community, some countries of the international community,” Peskov said. He also noted that the Russian president was receiving in a round-the-clock … Continue reading

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Crocker tells CFR that US policy in Syria is a mistake

"“We would be making a grave mistake if our policy were aimed at flipping the tables and bringing a Sunni ascendancy in Damascus,” said Crocker, who experienced the pitfalls of US military involvement in Lebanon in the 1980s and in … Continue reading

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CIA power play ousts DIA Chief

IMO the removal of LTG Michael T. Flynn and his civilian deputy is one of the shoddier pieces of Washington intrigue that has been seen around town for some time. The three big agencies of the US IC are; NSA, … Continue reading

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