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Thursday, October 12, 2006

News of Interest for 10/12/06

Minutemen misconstrue protests
"The student organizers at Columbia have established a precedent for how we should fight. Whenever racists come to campus, we need to unite and challenge them. This action shows that when we go on the offensive, we can win. We don’t need to hide behind politicians or beg for a seat at the table. We should demand it!"
200,000 years for all trace of Man to vanish from the Earth
"IF MAN were to vanish from the face of the Earth today, his footprint on the planet would linger for the mere blink of an eye in geological terms."
War or Rumors of War?
'What's going on with the current bustle around US naval stations? According to Time, the Navy has issued “Prepare to Deploy Orders” (PTDOs) to a strike group including minesweepers, a submarine, an Aegis class cruiser, and a mine hunter. Taken alongside disclosures that the chief of naval operations asked his planners for a rundown of how a blockade of Iranian oil ports would work, these military preparations led Time to conclude cautiously that the United States “may be preparing for war with Iran.”'
Terror Raid Rocket Launchers Chemical Explosives But No Headlines
"This week a British National Party (BNP) election candidate has been accused of possessing the largest amount of chemical explosives of its type ever found in Britain. "
Crash site is home to many of Manhattan's wealthy elite
"The 54-storey apartment block in the Upper East Side lies at the centre of one of Manhattan’s most exclusive areas, just a short walk from the homes of Woody Allen and Paul Newman."
High-tech school security is on the rise
"Each morning, the 16,000 students in the Spring Independent School District in suburban Houston swipe their ID tags as they climb onto the school bus. A radio frequency tag tracks them, as it does when they arrive at school and as they leave the building."
Prince Harry's anger as Army chiefs push for war zone ban
"An angry and embarrassed Prince Harry was last night considering quitting the Army after commanders banned him from serving on the front line in Afghanistan."
‘Hamid Karzai worked for ISI’
"LAHORE: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a former agent of the Inter-Services Intelligence, when it had its horns locked with Soviet occupation forces in Afghanistan."
Pakistan's shadowy secret service
"Just to get a sense of the scale of the operation - the CIA provided enough arms to equip a 240,000-man army, and the Saudis matched US funding dollar for dollar."

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