Thursday, April 23, 2009 22:04
Chief In Iraq: Captured, Killed, Never Actually Existed, Now Captured
You couldn’t make it up if you tried. AFP today reports that Al-Qaeda
chief in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, has been captured and arrested.
The problem with this is that al-Baghdadi has already been reported
captured, previously reported killed and even said to have never actually
existed by the U.S. military.
Plays Hamlet on Torture
Apparently, a NY Times exposé requires a 21-month gestation period.
The substance of the Wednesday’s lead story on torture had already
appeared in an article in the July 2007 issue of Vanity Fair.
robots and a revolution in warfare They have no fear, they never tire, they are not upset when the
soldier next to them gets blown to pieces. Their morale doesn’t
suffer by having to do, again and again, the jobs known in the military
as the Three Ds - dull, dirty and dangerous.
Kidding, One in Three Children Fear Earth Apocalypse
There’s a new bogeyman lurking in the closet, and this one isn’t
imaginary. Us. One out of three children aged 6 to 11 fears that Ma
Earth won’t exist when they grow up, while more than half—56
percent—worry that the planet will be a blasted heath (or at least
a very unpleasant place to live), according to a new survey.
Pull Teens Off School Bus For Unannounced Invasive Strip-Search All of the students were asked to turn their pockets inside
out, take off their socks and shoes and their belts. Some of the
female students said they were asked to remove their tops and at
least one of the girls, distressed at what Kauder called a “waistband
search” in the presence of males, was in tears in the office,
both he and Sholes acknowledged.
Member of UAE Royal Family Tortures Man
A video tape smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates shows a member
of the country’s royal family mercilessly torturing a man
with whips, electric cattle prods and wooden planks with protruding
Things Change Out From Under Us
Anyone who has been around for a while and who pays any attention
to the news sees many disturbing changes. Recently, I read a report
that two children, ages seven and eight, had an altercation at school