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Obsessing About Gaza, Ignoring
Syria (and Most Everything Else)

Atlantic, by Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/25/2014 4:32:52 AM

The responses to what I write about the Hamas war fall into several categories. My least favorite sort of response is the kind that invokes Hitler in some way. Here is an e-mail that is representative: “I hope Hitler kills you and your family.” (Yes, it was written in the present tense.) Then there are the messages from those who seek the elimination of Israel. These run along the lines of, “Jeffrey wants blood, give him more Palestinian blood!” (I’m not sure if this tweet was riffing off the blood libel or not.) Like many people, I am legitimately shocked

      


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Obsessing About Gaza, Ignoring
Syria (and Most Everything Else)
Atlantic, by Jeffrey Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/25/2014 4:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The responses to what I write about the Hamas war fall into several categories. My least favorite sort of response is the kind that invokes Hitler in some way. Here is an e-mail that is representative: “I hope Hitler kills you and your family.” (Yes, it was written in the present tense.) Then there are the messages from those who seek the elimination of Israel. These run along the lines of, “Jeffrey wants blood, give him more Palestinian blood!” (I’m not sure if this tweet was riffing off the blood libel or not.) Like many people, I am legitimately shocked

   

 

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Crowding Out the Memories
Wall Street Journal, by Mark Yost    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 1:10:33 PM     Post Reply
Ypres, Belgium - I first started coming to the Last Post ceremony in this tiny town on the French border in the mid-1990s. There were maybe 200 people who would gather each night beneath the Menin Gate, the Reginald Blomfield-designed monument reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe, that was dedicated in July 1927 to forever remember the almost 55,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died near here between 1914 to 1918 but have no known grave. "A soldier of the Great War, known unto God" is how the gravestones read in a dozen cemeteries nearby still maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves

Abortions down 13 percent statewide
in wake of new regulations
Texas Tribune [Austin], by Gilad Edelman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 11:49:10 AM     Post Reply
The number of abortions in Texas decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a report that academic researchers released Wednesday. The study, by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at the University of Texas, which is analyzing the effects of reproductive health-related laws passed during the last two legislative sessions, found that as the number of clinics that provide abortions declined, so did the number of abortions performed statewide. Researchers said the decline was not as large as

Ukrainian Prime Minister
Yatsenyuk resigning
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 11:16:30 AM     Post Reply
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation, Fox News confirms. Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of the parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. "I am announcing my resignation in connect with the collapse of the coalition," Yatsenyuk said. He said the parliament could no longer do its work and pass necessary laws. The nationalist Svoboda party and the UDAR movement led by former boxer Vladimir Klitscho pulled out of the group of legislators that took over after former President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted by protesters seeking closer ties with

Democratic senator cites PTSD
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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 10:49:45 AM     Post Reply
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Sudanese Christian woman spared death
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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:57:41 AM     Post Reply
Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to renounce her faith, has been flown to Italy on an Italian government jet, accompanied by that country´s vice-minister for foreign affairs. Reuters reported that Italian television broadcast images of Ibrahim, 27, arriving at Rome´s Ciampino airport accompanied by her family and Italian politician Lapo Pistelli. Earlier, Pistelli had posted a picture on his Facebook page depicting himself with Ibrahim and her two children. The caption, translated from Italian, read "With Meriam, Maya, Martin and [Ibrahim´s husband] Daniel, a few minutes from Rome. Mission accomplished." Pistelli told The Daily

   

 

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:23:38 AM     Post Reply
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on Hannity tonight to discuss the illegal immigrant crisis at the US southern border. Perry shared these shocking numbers on the current crisis. “Sean, there have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally who have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults. We can’t afford to wait for Washington to secure this border. We’ve had enough.”

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An Ex-Navigator’s Story
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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:09:41 AM     Post Reply
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Soon enough, Brazil will be able to boast the largest aquarium in South America. When it is completed in 2015, Acquario Ceará, a new public aquarium planned for the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza, will easily be the world´s most recognizable aquarium—an architectural statement piece if there ever was one. It may also be the most truly American project in the Western Hemisphere. While the backers of Acquario Ceará are aiming to create a new design symbol for South America, it will be almost entirely a product of North America. The U.S. is designing, engineering, constructing, and even financing Acquario Ceará—a

The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine
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Playing Now with Real Weapons
New Republic, by Oleg Kashin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:04:52 AM     Post Reply
The face now of the pro-Russian separtists in Eastern Ukraine is 43-year-old Igor Strelkov. The Russian media fell in love with Strelkov this April, when his armed group took control of the town of Slavyansk, escalating the conflict from a war of nerves into an actual full-fledged war. And Strelkov has become a fixture in the Western media too ever since pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysian Flight 17. Western journalists and commentators, from the New York Times to the State Department, glean facts from Strelkov’s page on the Russian social-media network “VKontakte.” That’s where the message about the downed Ukrainian

   

 



 
Poor Hillary, rock-star wannabe
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 4:59:37 AM     Post Reply
Many of the Democrats who tell the world from the bumpers of their hybrids that they’re “Ready for Hillary 2016,” regard Hillary Clinton as something of a rock star. She does, too. The former secretary of state expects to get $275,000 for a speech to a school, a charity or even a capitalist enterprise with more money than it needs. Her fee sometimes exceeds that of the likes of Paris Hilton, the heiress who’s famous for being famous and who got a cool quarter of a million not long ago for thrilling the guests with her presence at an A-list



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