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Yemeni airstrikes kill 43 al-Qaida militants
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Africa North
Does the US secretly support Muslim Brotherhood election run?
Posted by: ryuge || 04/04/2012 11:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top||

#1  Obama does.
Posted by: Gruth McGurque5303 || 04/04/2012 12:29 Comments || Top||

#2  If you play out the future...
(1) Muslim brotherhood takes over.
(2) Reasonable Egyptians leave (that is probably the bulk of their officer corps) and military equipment starts to go bad.
(3) Egypt attacks Israel with waves the way Iranians attacked Iraq.

A large war and totally humiliating defeat of Egypt and would probably do more towards middle east peace in the long run then than a peaceful government. Since Egypt is likely to start such an war it would be hard to blame the Israelis for keeping the penninsula this time and Palestianan reactions might make it easy to displace the Gaza population into the newly occupied territory creating a Palestinian state with smaller borders with Israel.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/04/2012 15:11 Comments || Top||

#3  secretly???
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/04/2012 18:55 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Candidates in Orbit -P.J. O'Rourke
We┬'ve had some fun with space policy in the 2012 presidential race. Saturday Night Live, the Daily Show, candidate debates, and other forms of low comedy had us all laughing at Newt Gingrich┬'s proposal for moon statehood. Ron Paul said, ┬"I think we should send some politicians up there.┬" So it would be a blue state, and there goes Republican control of the Senate. Mitt Romney said, ┬"If I had a business executive come to me and say they wanted to spend a few hundred billion dollars to put a colony on the moon, I┬'d say, ┬'You┬'re fired.┬' ┬" Ha, ha. A president, a Congress, and a number of wives have tried to fire Newt, and he┬'s still on the job.

But fun with space policy is about all we┬'ve had. Space is not an issue in this election. There are good reasons it should be. NASA is cheap. Its budget is $17.7 billion, one-fourth the budget for the Department of Education, which ought to​┬--​considering the state of public schools, where none of the kids can do this math​┬--​give its money to NASA.

National prestige is important, even if our current president doesn┬'t know it. China is trying to become America without democracy while America is trying to become France without cheese calories.

We┬'ve gained technological advantages from our space program, and not just Tang and Teflon but satellite radio for listening to Howard Stern, GPS telling Mitt Romney how to get to Washington without going by way of the moon, the foam that protects skulls in football helmets and keeps my little linebacker from becoming any dumber than 8-year-olds already are, the cordless drill to facilitate household DIY projects, and the scratchproof sunglasses my wife wears to conceal eye-rolling at the way the bookshelves tilt. The hang glider, that California fool-killer, owes its ┬"para-wing┬" to NASA research on returning payloads to Earth. Then there┬'s hazardous gas sensors, filtration devices for kidney dialysis, flame-resistant clothing for firemen, and the Hubble telescope. The Hubble┬'s imaging problems turned out to be the same problems doctors had looking for tumors in mammograms. Someone you love is alive today, not because of a NASA success, but because of a NASA failure​┬--​a design flaw in the Hubble telescope.

Much more at the link
Posted by: Beavis || 04/04/2012 08:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top||


Terror Networks
Al Qaeda's new breed of 'just do it' terrorists
Posted by: ryuge || 04/04/2012 11:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2012-04-04
  Yemeni airstrikes kill 43 al-Qaida militants
Tue 2012-04-03
  Oil Pipeline Blown Up In Southeast Yemen, Flows Halted
Mon 2012-04-02
  Twin explosions rocked Mombasa Saturday
Sun 2012-04-01
  Paris: Scientist accused of plotting to blow up 'city size of London'
Sat 2012-03-31
  Us Drone Strike Kills Four In Miranshah
Fri 2012-03-30
  France nabs at least 17 Islamists in raids across the country
Thu 2012-03-29
  Gunmen kidnap Saudi diplomat in Yemen
Wed 2012-03-28
  Syrian Troops Kill 57 amid Clashes near Lebanese Border
Tue 2012-03-27
  Terror plot uncovered when 11 suicide vests found at Afghan military HQ
Mon 2012-03-26
  Toulouse killings: Mohamed Merah brother charged
Sun 2012-03-25
  Syrian Rebel Chiefs Form Military Council to Unify Ranks
Sat 2012-03-24
  At Least 26 Dead as Tens of Thousands Rally in Syria
Fri 2012-03-23
  German court gives online terror recruiter five year sentence
Thu 2012-03-22
  Gunman dead as French siege ends
Wed 2012-03-21
  French police in standoff with Jewish school killing suspect

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