Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck off South Korea
(CNN) — Military dive teams worked the dark, cold waters of the Yellow Sea on Wednesday night in a desperate effort to find nearly 300 people who are missing after the ferry they were taking to a South Korean island resort sank with breathtaking speed.
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Kiev Offensive Unnerves Ukrainians; Getting the Car Ready for Escape
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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish
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Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post “at his own request”, state media report.
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There is no McDonalds in Yemen so that wasn’t accurate.
Comment on US Press once again Declines to Call White Terrorism in Kansas, Nevada, White Terrorism by bobjbkln
The shooter screamed “Heil Hitler”. Therefore, the act was a hate crime. If he had shouted “Aliuh Akbar”, then it would have been terrorism.
This is getting attention from Egyptians: a member of the Tamarod Movement that launched the June 30 protests appears to acknowledge that the movement was bring manipulated by the Army.
If true, I doubt if this will have much effect on the overall enthusiasm for Sisi, and it may be typical Middle Eastern conspiracy-mongering, but it adds a certain irony to all the protest e-mails I received last summer insisting it was “not a coup.”
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Juan Cole knows how much I admire both the quality and courage of his work – It’s in that context that I suggest that these remarks on the “JWG” are a bit wide of the mark.
Assume, as I do in all that follows, that “the fragment” was written in the earliest centuries of Christianity.
First off, to state that “Of course, that it is ancient does not require that it be correct” — meaning, that Jesus had a wife — is rather an understatement. It would in fact not require that there was a Jesus, in a sense other than as a figure variously portrayed in Christian texts from the time of Augustus forward.
It’s also the case that it would not require that the fragment’s text was part of an “oral tradition” that predates the fragment or indeed extends beyond the fragment – forward, backward, or sideward.
Indeed, it would not “require” that anyone other than the scribe ever saw or heard of the statement.
But worse yet, without the full context of the document of which the fragment is a very small piece, there is not even any way to know that the words, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…’” and “She will be able to be my disciple.” are a). referring to the same subject (i.e., what is printed in the article does not require that the “she” is the same person as “my wife”.
And finally, a reference that says, “My wife” does not require that two words declare the existence of the wife – what if the words that are given after “My wife” as . . . were in fact, “in the event, contrary to fact, that I had or come to have, a wife”?
There could of course have been a Jesus.
If so, he could have had a wife.
If he did, there could have been an “oral tradition” transmitting references by Jesus to his wife.
“… Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kasab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told the Telegraph…In an operation that was months in the planning, Turkish authorities gave rebel groups the mandate they needed to attack, allowing them access through a heavily militarised Turkish border post, whose location was strategically vital to the success of the assault….”
Dr. Reuven Pedatzur, national security correspondent and commentator at Ha’aretz and a lecturer at several academic institutions, has died in an accident after stopping his motorcycle on the coast highway.
A Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University, in addition to his media commentary Prof. Pedatzur had published numerous academic articles, including in The Middle East Journal.