Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

Let Iran have nukes?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Thats what our buddy Chirac is saying over in Paris.
VIENNA, April 13 (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac has been pushing the EU to drop its refusal to consider letting Iran enrich uranium, despite U.S. and European fears Iran could use enrichment technology for weapons, EU diplomats say.
Sharing U.S. suspicions that Iran may have atom […]

So, which is it?

Monday, February 7th, 2005

The four Egyptions captured yesterday are free. The big question on my mind deals with a pair of contradictory statements. The first is from this ariticle
Kidnappers released four Egyptian engineers who had been abducted in the Iraqi capital 24 hours earlier
and the second comes from this one
U.S. forces stormed a house to free […]

Iraqi election coverage

Monday, January 31st, 2005

My coverage of the Iraqi election should be more considered as “What coverage?” You’re exactly right, I haven’t blogged about the Iraqi election at all. Perhaps the reasoning behind that is Scott covered it better than I could have ever hoped. I looked at his Iraq category several times and anything I would have said […]

Exactly what are you going to do about it?

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Something caught my interest in the last paragraph of an article I read yesterday
While Iran insists its nuclear activities are strictly peaceful, Britain, France and Germany are engaged in diplomatic efforts to secure long-term guarantees that the clerical regime will not seek the bomb
along with something from an opinion piece I had read the day […]

The enemy media

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Why am I not surprised?
LGF - It’s no wonder that reports from the Middle East are so laden with Arab/Palestinian propaganda.
The Jerusalem Post blows the whistle on Agence France Presse, Associated Press, Reuters, and other mainstream
news sources, who all employ Palestinian journalists who also work for the Palestinian Authority.
Reading is required. There will be a […]

Archbishop freed

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

From CBC News,
A Catholic archbishop kidnapped in Iraq has been freed, the Vatican said Tuesday.
The Pope, who had prayed for the bishop’s release, was informed immediately of the release, said papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls. “He changed his prayer to one of thanks,” he said.
A ransom of $200,000 US initially had been demanded but the bishop […]

Archbishop Kidnapped in Iraq

Monday, January 17th, 2005

Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa was kidnapped today in Iraq.
Reuters - The Catholic archbishop of the Iraqi city of Mosul was kidnapped Monday in what the Vatican called an “act of terrorism.”
Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls told Reuters the Holy See had received news of the kidnapping of Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa in Mosul. The spokesman demanded […]