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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ten Reasons Why You Should not Support the NRA

1. The NRA is a terrorist’s best friend.   Technology is making it increasingly possible to manufacture handguns made primarily of plastic and other non-metal materials which cannot be discovered by metal detectors. This gun would be a terrorist’s dream but a nightmare for airport security. In the 1980s Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General proposed a ban on the manufacture of plastic guns, but the NRA opposed this legislation and it was withdrawn.  Over the years, similar attempts to prohibit the manufacture of plastic guns have been killed by the NRA. Of course, no law-abiding person needs a handgun that can evade…

The Real “Weapon of Mass Destruction”: Unregulated Capitalism

Last week’s news was  dominated by the story of the bombings at the Boston marathon, followed by the manhunt for the brothers who are suspected to have perpetrated those horrific acts. The attacks killed 3 and injured over 160. The manhunt caused the shutdown of the entire city of Boston for one day. It seemed as if the entire nation was shaken and captivated by this story. Unfortunately, the carnage and destruction of the Boston attacks was not the worst thing to happen in America last week. By sheer numbers and destruction, the Boston attacks pale in comparison to the…

Is it Religion or is it a Blowback of U.S. Foreign Policy?

The Washington Post reports that the second suspect in the Boston bombing, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack that killed three and injured more than 260 people. The report comes one day after U.S. officials told the Associated Press that it was the religious beliefs of Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan that fueled their alleged plot. So, is it religion or is it a blowback of US foreign policy? When we read through the manifestos of the different groups U.S.A classifies…

FBI Arrests 18-year-old US Citizen Headed for Syria to Join Jabhat al Nusra

According to the report in The New Zealand Herald, a U.S. citizen has been arrested by the FBI at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Saturday after months of surveillance by the agency, allegedly planning to engage in terrorism in Syria. A statement issued by the FBI said there was no connection between this arrest and the recent Boston Marathon bombings. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, 18, was being monitored by the agency since his friend was arrested in September after a botched attempt to detonate a bomb outside a Chicago bar. The suspect had planned to link up with the Jabhat…

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies

Boston is in a state of lock down today as a massive manhunt continues for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been named as a primary suspect in the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Authorities have urged Boston residents to stay indoors and all bus and cab service has been suspended while police continue their search. The FBI and National Guard are assisting. The lock down comes following a violent rampage early Friday morning, where Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlane are said to have robbed a 7-11, killed an MIT police officer and fled in a stolen SUV. In a confrontation with…

Misdirected Hatred after Boston Tragedy

9/11, the worst terrorist attack in USA history, amidst the shock and grief, brought us together. Everyone rallied around the President. Initially, nobody exploited that disaster for political reasons. Eventually, we learned of all the warnings and missed opportunities to prevent that attack, and the political debates proceeded. Yet for a long time, the immense tragedy itself brought us all together in ways that transcended politics. Today, things are different. Within an hour of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, some people were already blaming the U.S. President. Before the president even had a chance to speak about the attack,…

I Do not Want to Only Pray for the Victims of the Boston Marathon!

Major acts of violence are becoming too common in the U.S. And after each one, we hear the litanies of: “Pray for the victims and their families.” Then, we expect the other statements about how brave the EMTs, policemen and common citizens were there and were heroes. My prayer is “I do not want to hear this ever again! ”  Because, I don’t want to have more terrorist attacks or mass shootings which not only kill innocent people, but tear at the fragile fabric of society. Saying, ‘Pray for the victims and families” is just not enough anymore. We must…

Slippery Slopes, Camels’ Noses and You

We’ve all heard them, suffered them and thrown them around like so many rhetorical dice landing where they may during arguments heated and hilarious, so without further adieu let’s examine two dog-eared metaphors of argument and their latest outings this past week. Thursday afternoon, Wayne “Slippery Slope” LaPierre appeared somewhat stunned by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s feint toward reporting, when she confronted him with the real possibility that several Sandy Hook students may still be alive today had gun magazine capacities been gently limited over the years. Also in the news, the White House finally revealed its DOA budget…

Do Some U.S. Senators Support Genocide?

A first ever comprehensive international Arms Trade Treaty was approved by UN on April 3rd, 2013. The treaty seeks to regulate the $70 billion (46.2 billion pounds) business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers. If the treaty is signed by President Obama, government agencies would review it before the administration decides whether to seek ratification by the Senate. The Arms Trade Treaty is intended to prevent brutal dictators from acquiring conventional weapons including tanks, missiles, warships, artillery, and combat aircraft which they can use on their own people to commit genocide. Passage…

Here is Why Republicans Care About Benghazi

I’m beginning to understand why, for the past five months, Republicans in Congress and in the media have worked so hard to politicize the tragic deaths of our ambassador and 3 other diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. They went to great lengths to contrive conspiracy theories about the attack on the American consulate and President Obama’s supposed negligence or even complicity in the attack. Most recently, they use the tragedy to stall the nominations of Sen. Chuck Hagel and John Brennan for Secretary of Defense and CIA director posts. Contrast that behavior with how we all reacted to the worst terrorist…

Marxist-Leninist Group Behind USA Embassy Attack in Turkey

DNA tests are being conducted to confirm the identity of the suicide bomber who detonated explosives outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, on Friday, killing himself, an embassy security guard and injuring a visiting journalist. The injured journalist, 38-year-old Didem Tuncay is ‘not in critical condition,’ a hospital official said. Authorities believe the bomber was Ecevit Shanli, a member of the outlawed Marxist-Leninist terror group DHKP-C. DHKP-C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front) has been listed as a terrorist organization by European Union and the United States. It has had links with the far-left groups in Europe and also has connections with…

Torture: You Get What You Ask For

I haven’t yet seen the movie Zero Dark Thirty, but I hear it’s very good. The movie has stirred up controversy because it apparently contains scenes showing terrorist suspects being tortured, which has renewed the discussion about whether torture should be used by the United States as a means of getting information in the war against terrorism. For the purpose of this discussion, I’d like to put aside any moral objections and focus on more practical reasons why torture should or should not be considered by the United States, against our enemies.  There are some who maintain that the “enhanced…

Why is France in Mali?

We have seen from a variety of news sources lately that France has deployed troops to the West African country of Mali to help fight radical Islamists, including a few branches of Al-Qaeda, who have taken over the north of the country.  Why is France doing this? The area of land that is now present-day Mali was home to a series of advanced Muslim empires (such as the Ghana Empire and the Mali Empire) back when the Sahara Desert had not yet encroached as far south as it is currently.  There are precious historical edifices that remain in Timbuktu, a…