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did france blow it for betancourt?

April 9, 2008

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It’s hard not to feel sorry for the plight of Ingrid Betancourt, the Franco-Colombian politician who has been held hostage by the Colombian rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, for over six years. The once-thriving woman was kidnapped by FARC after she tried to negotiate with them and is believed to be […]

morocco terrorists’ jailbreak

April 7, 2008

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Maybe Singapore won’t feel so bad now about the escape of a suspected terrorist chief from the island nation’s detention center, right under the noses of authorities who pride themselves on sophisticated security systems and well-run, incorruptible security forces. In late February, the Singapore government was forced to acknowledge the breakout of Mas Selamat bin […]

that anti-islam dutch film

March 28, 2008

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“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” -Voltaire- Freedom of expression is one of the principal bases of living in an open, liberal society. We are allowed to say what we think and feel, but not without consequences, of course. […]

when will the killing stop?

March 7, 2008

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It is tragic every time senseless killings make the news. It is even sadder when it involves the long-running blood feud between the Israelis and the Palestinians. After a lull in suicide attacks by Palestinians on Israel for almost two years, the peace was shattered today by the killing of eight Jewish seminary students in […]

maintaining the mas selamat manhunt

March 1, 2008

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“How does a terrorist escape from such a detention facility? How is it even possible?” That sentiment is echoed not only by a large number of Singaporeans fascinated and anxious about the breakout from the high-security Singapore detention facilities of terrorist suspect Mas Selamat Kestari on Wednesday, these were also the questions discussed by analysts. […]

terror escape in singapore

February 28, 2008

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What an embarrassing breach of security it has been for Singapore to report that a top Islamist terror suspect held in one of the highly-policed state’s jails, had broken out. Mas Selamat Kastari, who was incarcerated in the island’s Whitley Road Detention Center, reportedly gave his captors the slip while going to the bathroom on […]

the d word

August 11, 2007

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Start getting worried. It doesn’t look like we’re going to be leaving Iraq as soon as we want, even if Hillary or any of the other Democrats became the next president. The New York Times reports that Hill and the other front runners in the Democratic presidential nomination race are starting to hedge, even as […]