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Syria's armed rebels have committed "serious human rights abuses," including kidnappings, torture and alleged executions of security personnel and civilians, Human Rights Watch said in an open letter ...
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#Syria #Iran #Russia

Writing for the Hudson Institute, Lee Smith makes a clear,logical and convincing analysis of the Russian-Iranian-Syrian alliance against the US. Unfortunately, the recommendation he draws from this analysis is wrong: he urges America to allow itself to be drawn into the horrors that are happening in Syria.

There can be no doubt Lee Smith is correct when he says:

“Moscow has made it clear that it wants to see the Assad regime survive. To Putin, Syria represents not merely a customer for Russian arms, but—much more important—a foothold in the eastern Mediterranean. He sees a Syrian port for the Russian Navy as a core interest, not to mention recently discovered energy resources in the Levant basin that he would like to control,so as to make Europe even more dependent on Russia’s natural gas industry”.

That much is clear to anyone who has been observing the decades of strategic struggles between the great powers.

However, for the US to fight—even indirectly—in Syria would be a terrible mistake. Syria will become another Afghanistan for Russia. Let it. We should not allow Syria to become another Afghanistan for America.

While I recommend this piece for the cogent geopolitical analysis it provides, we should resist its call for another military involvement in the Middle East.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/28022012-free-syria-oped-2/
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Here, I'll whisper it to you so nobody hears
and so I don't get beaten up by some drunk...

(WTF do I care about St Patrick's Day) ?!?!
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#Pakistan #censorship #siliconvalley
So who is emailing in their bids? "Good luck trying to find out," said an executive at a technology company which sells products to many developing nations including Pakistan. "Nobody here is going to talk about that--nobody. Forget even getting something on background. And don't you dare use our company name.
The bids are now in, but whoever wants a piece of what is almost certainly a juicy contract is keeping quiet--and for good reason. Read this blog post by Charles Cooper on Politics and Law.
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#Iran #sanctions #banking #wheat #grain #war
The turning of the screw. And note the interesting info on grain shipments.
* SWIFT payments system will cut off Iranian institutions* Tehran stockpiling grain, say traders* Exchange houses stop dealing in rialLONDON/BRUSSELS, March 15 (Reuters) - The sanctionsvice is tighten...
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I remember how surprised some friends were fifteen years ago when I said I would rather give up TV than to give up my Internet connection.
 
According to the BCG press release, the report's authors based their assessment of the Internet's value on "how much consumers said that they would have to be paid to live without Internet access." People living in the G-20 nations say they would need to be paid (on average) $1430 each to go without it.

Be that as it may, how much money would be enough of an inducement to get you to stay off the Internet for an entire year? And more importantly, do you think you could actually do it?
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#religion #theology #metaphysics #philosophy #science
"In these articles we lay out a new scientific vision that promises to, if not resolve ancient tensions, at least reset the terms of the debate."

Resetting the terms of the debate (?)
Alright, I'm interested. Let's hear what you got NewScientist.

http://www.newscientist.com/special/god
Can’t live with him, can’t live without him. In a special series of articles we lay out a new vision that resets the terms of the debate
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Tunisian bloggers succeeded in getting permission to form the first anti-censorship party in Africa and the Arab world.
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"The Supreme Council of Cyberspace." ... Not!
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Yeah, I know... another cute pet picture. But this one is mine!
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