Tag: Middle East

January 12, 2009

Canada Reaching Up to Touch Botton: Vote Against Human Rights

In a new shameless low amongst what I was hoping would be the last of shameless lows with the Harpercrite regime, Canada has voted against a resolution to condemn the massive violations of human rights by Israel in Gaza. Thanks to Canadian Dimension Blog for the head’s up . And thanks to the Disaffected Lib for his spin on Iggy and Harpie’s perspective on Afghanistan […]

January 7, 2009

Canada Declares War on the UN?

Yesterday, in a shameless and defiant act against the UN, Israeli forces mercilessly pounded a UN-funded Palestinian school in the Gaza strip.  While the number of dead are unconfirmed, most will likely be children. Story here . Israelis and other claim that the Hamas were using the school as a ‘shield’.  It’s very possible, but still doesn’t vindicate this kind of wrath. By definition, this […]

February 3, 2008

Internet Cut Off In the Middle East

Over the last week, this story was very ‘under-reported’: http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2008/02/01/much-of-the-middle-east-is-internet-free/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7222536.stm Story 3 The concensus seems to be that Iran is being literally cut off from the rest of the world. Kevin F at Cryptogon.com speculates that it could be related to the launch of the Iranian Oil Bourse . It’s obvious we’ll never know, but when that puppy opens, there’s no doubt that it […]