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Woman convicted of “breast assault” in Hong Kong – supporters respond accordingly

Posted by: ST on August 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm » 1 Comment

My latest at IJ Review takes a look at a case in Hong Kong where a young woman was convicted of assault – a “breast assault” – of a police officer, and how her supporters responded: Sunday’s protests saw a colorful mix of different types of bras being worn or carried by both women and […]

 

What if Iran already has nukes hidden in North Korea?

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2015 at 2:02 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas That’s the not so subtle implication of Gordon Chang’s article in The Daily Beast. Much of the article explores the illicit nuclear proliferation network (parts confirmed, others suspected) between Iran, China, North Korea, and (formerly?) Pakistan, dating back nearly fifteen years. But the key portions follow: In October 2012, Iran began stationing personnel at […]

 

Respect: Canadian MPs fashioned spears to fight off jihadist gunman

Posted by: Phineas on October 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm » 2 Comments

Apparently House of Commons Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers wasn’t the only badass on Parliament Hill that day. Conservative MPs taking shelter in a caucus room while a Muslim gunman stalked the halls of parliament were determined to fight for their lives: After they heard gunfire outside their meeting room door Wednesday, members of Parliament […]

 

#Benghazi: security contractors claim CIA delayed aid

Posted by: Phineas on September 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here we go again. One of the enduring questions from the 9/11/12 massacre at the US consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent attack on a CIA annex there has been “Where was the cavalry?”, when we had forces available in the area that might have saved the ambassador and three others who […]

 

Rep. Trey Gowdy: “Universe of [#Benghazi] witnesses is expanding”

Posted by: ST on July 31, 2014 at 11:44 am » 1 Comment

South Carolina’s WLTX reports on the behind-the-scenes prep work going on in advance of the much-anticipated Trey Gowdy-led Benghazi hearings scheduled to start in September: WASHINGTON (Gannett Washington Bureau/Mary Troyan) – The special House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi will hold its first public hearing in September about changes the State Department has made […]

 

Meriam Ibrahim and family flown to Italy – plus, fate of other Christians?

Posted by: ST on July 24, 2014 at 2:02 pm » 2 Comments

Via Fox News: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to renounce her faith, has been flown to Italy on an Italian government jet, accompanied by that country’s vice-minister for foreign affairs. Reuters reported that Italian television broadcast images of Ibrahim, 27, arriving at Rome’s Ciampino airport accompanied by […]

 

Faced with antisemitic riots, French government does what it does best: appeasement

Posted by: Phineas on July 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Muslims in France have been rioting, including attacking synagogues, in the wake of Israel’s retaliation against Hamas for months of attacks against Israeli civilians. Faced with growing antisemitic civil disorder, the French government naturally… condemned Israel: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to […]

 

Scientific proof: Socialism makes you more likely to lie and cheat

Posted by: Phineas on July 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is amusing. Researchers from the University of Munich and ST’s beloved Duke University conducted a joint study that examined a person’s willingness to lie, if he could profit from that lie. The subjects were Berliners who were asked to play a game in which they could win a small amount of money. […]

 

.@SkyNews journo rifles through #MH17 luggage, network apologizes after backlash

Posted by: ST on July 21, 2014 at 10:01 am » 1 Comment

Unreal. A new low in modern journalism – via the WaPo: A Sky News reporter drew criticism over the weekend when he rummaged on camera through a bag belonging to a victim of the MH17 air crash in Ukraine, even as he said he “probably shouldn’t be doing this, I suppose.” It appeared to be […]

 

Malaysian jetliner carrying 295 reportedly “shot down” in Ukraine, near Russian border

Posted by: ST on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm » 3 Comments

Still too early to know exactly what has happened but here’s an initial report from Fox News: A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane with 295 aboard was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to multiple reports. The airline, the same one whose plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean in […]