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  • Israeli Gen. Charges Syria Chem Weapons Use: Is Israel Allying with Sunnis to overthrow Alawites, cut off Iran?
    • Question: So would Israeli intervention in arming the rebels be a positive or a negative?

  • Terrorism and the other Religions
    • Oh, wow. Are you so insanely anti-Israel that you make up your facts as you go along? Here's what Dermer said:

      "If you can look, historically, there was a big change after 9/11, and I am sure that after the tragic bombing in Boston, people will identify more with Israel and its struggle against terrorism and we can maintain that support." Link is to Ha'aretz: link to

      I have no objection if someone wants to critique Israel. But I do have a major objection when ideological prevaricators lie to put forward their narrative.

  • Moroccan, Indian have lives Ruined by old, new Media, falsely Accused of Boston Bombing
    • Let's not soft pedal this: Reddit conducted a lynch. It was the epitome of what some argue is the "new journalism" in extreme form and showed up its many, many weaknesses. This was a despicable episode. Whatever its faults, I'll take the NYTimes, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal - and the rest of the "mainstream media," whatever their faults. I trust reporters and I trust editors. I do not trust anonymous bloggers sitting in their basements, howling at the moon.

  • CNN Fail: Imaginary "Dark Males," "Accents," and "Arrests" Haunt Reporters
    • I have my own criticisms of CNN reporting news before it's 100% confirmed but you - and most of the commenters here - aren't at all fair to news organizations scrambling under tremendous deadline pressure to get things right. Also, you read into comments made by King and Blitzer insinuations that simply aren't borne out. Given recent history, those questions are reasonable to ask. To suggest otherwise is to pretend that we live in a very different reality. And given the pictures released this afternoon by the FBI, those earlier suspicions may prove to be accurate. That said, I agree news orgs ought to report what they know and use sensitivity. But this gang-up is just utterly unfair.

  • Top Ten Ways Islamic Law forbids Terrorism
    • My preference: Would everybody just chill the hell out already? We know NOTHING about the identity of the bomber(s) while the authorities conduct their investigation. Let's just wait and see what they turn up after the facts are in. At that point, we ought to draw conclusions about next steps. Seriously, I'm fed up with the politicization of this tragedy. All sides - just take a chill pill and shut up for now.

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