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Comment on Did Benghazi Obsession cause Fox ‘News’ Ratings to Plummet 27% in May? by Omega Centauri

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“It’s not likely that they’ll wise up”
I dunno. Rupert Murdoch treats his media outlets first as business opportunities, and secondly as propaganda outlets. He may just decide that a change of emphasis will be good for the bottom line.

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Qatar World Cup: £3m corruption claim

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Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
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Qatar World Cup: $5m corruption claim

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Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
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Taliban Releases POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Trade for Five Detainees

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Al Qaeda Isn’t ‘On Its Heels’

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“… Claiming that al Qaeda is still “on its heels” is difficult when one compares the original pressure the network was under when the narrative was first introduced in May 2011 with its current circumstances, in which both it and its key affiliates have enjoyed a remarkable degree of freedom from attack and disruption …”


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Comment on Is the US Mil. Training of African Special Ops a prelude to disaster? by Rudolph

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And, let’s not forget Pakistan. According to Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States (and author of “Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding”), United States “aid for military regimes in Pakistan had not only undermined Pakistani democracy; it had also inadvertently helped foster religious extremism….Pakistan had become a rentier state: it lived off payments from a superpower for its strategic location and intelligence cooperation rather than on the strength of the productivity of its economy.”
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Comment on Pastor Hagee: It’s not Climate Change, It’s The Return Of Christ by Rudolph

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This is an old (and dangerous) story: President Ronald Reagan’s evangelical secretary of the interior, James Watt, likewise showed little concern for environmental degradation when he “remarked to stunned members of the House Interior Committee, ‘I don’t know how many future generations we can count on before the Lord returns.’”
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Sikorski Is No Savior

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Warsaw’s liberal
diplomat is not the man to take on Russia. And Poland isn’t going to save
Europe.
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First MERS infections detected in Algeria

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An Indian worker wears a mouth and nose mask next to camels as he works at his Saudi employer's farm on May 12, 2014 outside RiyadhAlgeria reported its first two cases of the deadly MERS virus on Saturday, both among pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia, where most cases and deaths from the disease have been reported. The two Algerian men, aged 66 and 59, had gone on a pilgrimage to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, Algeria's health ministry said without giving further details about their condition. Other countries including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the United States have also recorded cases, mostly in people who had been to Saudi Arabia. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and killed hundreds of people, mostly in China.

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Queiroz aiming to take Iran to the next level

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FILE - In this Sept, 6, 2011, file photo, Iran's head coach Carlos Queiroz gusters during a third round of Asian qualifying match against Qatar for the 2014 World Cup in Doha.(AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)Iran coach Carlos Queiroz already has plenty of World Cup experience, and the country's national team will be hoping to make the most of it in Brazil.

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