Category Archives: World

Terrorists acquire ballistic missiles

Imagine Osama Bin Laden with with nuclear-capable missiles, and you have an idea of what the Israelis must like now. Hezbollah now has Scud missiles , courtesy of Syria, according to Israeli and Arab newspapers.  I haven’t seen any official … Continue reading

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North Korean operating system better than Windows

No, just kidding.  I’m being unfair to Microsoft. Or am I damning the Koreans with faint praise? Anyway, perhaps fearing that the Blue Screen of Death is really a CIA plot to destroy the Hermit Kingdom, North Korea has unveiled … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga's breasts won't bring Middle East peace

Are a pair of oversized breasts spurring young Muslims to become suicide bombers? Or is it Israeli settlements that are the culprit? It’s a tempest in a bra (size 34A, according to a post on WikiAnswers), but some believe that … Continue reading

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Blame Bin Laden, not Israel

Are American soldiers dying because those damned Israelis won’t make peace with the Palestinians? “The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel,” General Petraeus said in a report to the Senate committee last week. … Continue reading

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No more assassinations in the Age of Surveillance?

The killers of Mahmoud al-Mabhou weren’t very bright. There were at least 11 assassins of the top Hamas commander; 10 men and one woman. We know that because their faces have been plastered across the Internet, courtesy of closed-circuit TV … Continue reading

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War is great for gays

The Iraq and Afghan wars may be the best news for the gay community in years. Not that gays like war any more than straights. But the times are a-changin’ when the nation’s top military leaders endorse the repeal of … Continue reading

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Afghan 'blowback' is just blowing smoke

I hate the word “blowback”. Once upon a time, it meant an action that created unintended consequences; the CIA overthrows a government, and the new regime turns out to be even more inimical to American interests. Ha, ha, the joke’s … Continue reading

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