Saturday, August 28, 2004

John Kerry's Military Service is Suspect:
Questions have been raised about President Bush's drill attendance in the reserves, but Bush received his honorable discharge on schedule. Kerry, who should have been discharged from the Navy about the same time - July 1, 1972 - wasn't given the discharge he has on his campaign Web site until July 13, 1978. What delayed the discharge for six years? This raises serious questions about Kerry's performance while in the reserves that are far more potentially damaging than those raised against Bush
(from Chicago Sun-Times).

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Armed Robbers Steal Munch's 'The Scream' in Oslo:
Two masked robbers ran into the Munch Museum, threatened staff with a handgun and forced people to lie down before grabbing "The Scream," an icon of existentialist angst showing a waif-like figure against a blood-red sky, and "Madonna"
(from Reuters, via Yahoo News).

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Brinksmanship with lives on the line

Brinksmanship with lives on the line:

Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani warned that Iran might launch a preemptive strike against US forces in the region to prevent an attack on its nuclear facilities
(from AFP, via Yahoo News). A preemptive strike against US forces would probably result in a US retaliation of some sort.

Canadian Border Security:
As part of a dramatic boost in surveillance of the Canadian border, federal officials Friday dedicated the first of five planned bases for regular flights to look for drug runners and others crossing illegally by air or land
(from Associated Press, via Yahoo News).

Monday, August 16, 2004

Saddam agents on Syria border helped move banned materials:
Saddam Hussein periodically removed guards on the Syrian border and replaced them with his own intelligence agents who supervised the movement of banned materials between the two countries, U.S. investigators have discovered
(from The Washington Times). Is anyone suprised?

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Fun Flash: Otto at the Olympics - PG-13.

Monday, August 9, 2004

Jewish students attacked at Auschwitz:
While on a tour of the museum at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Sunday, a group of around 50 Jewish university students from Israel, the U.S. and Poland were verbally attacked by a three-member gang of French male tourists
(from Jerusalem Post).