Saturday, January 20, 2007

In the News XVII

Another sign that Israel's campaign in Lebanon was not succesful
http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=207747560&p=zx7748z66
Notice how Hezbollah still sees their arms for use against Israel. Also what is the news with the two captured Israeli servicemen? How Olmert can still remain as PM after this debacle is astounding.

Israel is playing a dangerous game by boosting Abbas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0701200068jan20,1,151701.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
It still remains to be seen whether Abbas's Fatah movement is better than Hamas but this type of gerrymandering often backfires. I see Fatah and Hamas
as different heads of the same snake - terrorism.

Top Dems rebuke Bush on war plan
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/01/20/MNG96NM0AB1.DTL
Looks like the Dems are pretty sold on allowing the US to leave Iraq with their tails between their legs.

Bush Eyes Pardon for Border Patrolmen
http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/Articles/Bush%20Eyes%20Pardon%20for%20Border%20Patrolmen.html
Why these two were convicted in the first place is simply ridiculous.

Those with Superior Intelligence need to learn to be wise
http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110009541
An excellent article on the 120+ IQ set by Charles Murray

Chavez grows more paranoid.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/20/america/LA-GEN-Mercosur-Chavez.php
What is it about dictators and paranoia? Future Phd topic....

While the West sleeps the Chinese dragon stirs
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/china-plays-down-fears-of-space-arms-race/2007/01/20/1169096026205.html
We may have no choice but to build a nuclear Defense Shield.

Nicolas Sarkozy vs Segolene Royal in the French elections
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6272411.stm
I guess that either one is an improvement over Chirac.
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