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If Only This Telegraph Headline Were True . . .

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. . . we could relax until 2086. Sadly, the ceasefire is for 72 hours, not 72 years.


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The Damage to Tripoli Airport

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As Greece joins other Western countries in pulling its nationals out of Tripoli in Libya, in Greece’s case by sea (The US and UK evacuated overland to Tunisia), the damage to Tripoli International Airport from weeks of militias battling to control the airport is apparent. Yesterday a ceasefire was announced to allow firefighters to fight the huge oil tank fire that has been raging since earlier this week.  But that ceasefire collapsed today, and heavy fighting is reported again. This afternoon, there are reports of large protests in Tripoli’s main squares, suggesting popular outrage t how the militia fighting has cut Tripoli off from the rest of the world may be reaching a boil.

Some photos from the Internet give a sense of the extensive damage to the airport. But the loss of passenger revenues, the losses in destroyed airframes and the burning fuel in the tank fire must be enormous. Some accounts say 90% or more of the aircraft on the ground when the fighting erupted have been damaged or destroyed.

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tunnels in the American civil war

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“On this day, Pennsylvania troops begin digging a tunnel toward the Rebels at Petersburg, Virginia, in order to blow a hole in the Confederate lines and break the stalemate.” Were those terror tunnels as well?

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Inspiration of ISIS

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People didn’t notice, or noticed but did not want to mention for obvious reasons: but ISIS on Twitter a few days ago explained their practices of destroying tombs of prophets. They said that Muhammad Ibn `Abdul-Wahab had done that.  How many times do we have to tell you that the inspiration for those fanatics come from the ideology of the regime you most like in the Middle East–after Israel.

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Did you say "Israeli peace camp"?

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“Even some of the veteran activists in what is known as Israel’s “peace camp” have declined to speak out against the prime minister or the war.

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Gaza school attack unacceptable – US

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The shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza by the Israeli military is “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible”, the White House says.
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Comment on Israel Bombs Gaza back to Stone Age: Razes only Power Plant & Plunges Strip into Darkness by Loic

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Netanyahu’s “terror tunnels” are certainly real: they are the tunnels bored by his psychological warfare into the minds of a world and especially an Israeli audience; they are the infliction of visual terror on the world through the images of indiscriminate, violent, and effective state impunity, and among its calculated effects is the frustration and demoralization of emotionally and ethically-sensible people everywhere, of those millions who still believe in universal humanitarian ideals–this very much warlike regime apparently wishes to shock us out of that “illusion.”

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Comment on Turkish Women Have Last Laugh on Twitter, Reject Gov’t Puritanism by Guest

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Last year, another AK Parti official declared that was improper for women in the last months of pregnancy to walk in the streets. If they wish to leave the house, they should wait for their husbands to come home and then drive them around in the evening if they want to go out. This official seemed to think that all women had the luxury of not having to work, to have a family car and have no errands, shopping, etc. I wonder what he thought about women who have to work in the fields or scrub floors in someone else’s house to feed her family.

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Syrian atrocities witness testifies in US Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he witnessed.
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Witness of Syrian atrocities testifies in Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Graphic images of emaciated and bloodied corpses in the Syrian civil war were presented to uncharacteristically silent members of Congress Thursday as a former military photographer testified about the signs of savagery he witnessed.
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