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Friday, February 17, 2012
The Politic - More on Syria from Karam Nachar
Juan Cole - General Assembly Condemns Syria as Regime Bombards Homs Again
Arthur Silber - On Behalf of Life: Occupy, Authority, and The Obedient Dissenter
Susie Madrak - Child Hunger
Susie Madrak - Mark Perry on Israel & Iran
Violet Socks - My letter to Governor Bob McDonnell on the state-mandated object rape bill
Violet Socks - Through the looking glass and down that slippery slope
No one is preventing anybody from following their conscience on birth control. All people are being prevented from doing is forcing their views on others via economic coercion. And everybody is forced, everyday, to pay all kinds of taxes & fees for things they'd rather not pay for.
Let me just state the obvious: the recent attacks and attempted attacks on Israeli citizens and non-Israeli bystanders in Georgia, India, Thailand, as well as older attacks in Argentina, were evil. I hope the people who planned, ordered and carried out these attempted murders are caught, and held to account for their crimes.
Al Gore - May 26, 2004 speech against torture
. . .Listen to the way Israel's highest court dealt with a similar question when, in 1999, it was asked to balance due process rights against dire threats to the security of its people:
Juan Cole - Santorum Hypes Iran ‘Threat’
. . .The medical reactor was given to Iran by the United States and was inaugurated in 1967. The reactor is being regularly inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure it is being used only for civilian purposes, and the IAEA was present Thursday to watch the insertion of the fuel rod.
Juan Cole - Indian Investigators do not Suspect Iran in Israel Embassy Blast
Re: "Islamist resurgence"
The article “Prospects of Pakistan's Islamist resurgence” (Feb. 16) by Praveen Swami follows the predictable pattern of detailing the horrifying speeches and deeds of a few extremist leaders and portraying them as powerful forces which, if we are not careful, may at any time start a major jihad that will swallow all of us, ordinary folks. . .
Hindu letters: Iran & US
JOHN MUELLER - False nuclear fears cloud judgment on Iran
Hindu editorial - Encounter at mid-sea
I do not think the Italians personnel who killed the Indian fishermen should be treated like criminals. It was an accident, and while they have been negligent, while they may have shown tragically poor judgment, while they may have been inexcusably trigger-happy, it was an accident, not a crime.
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