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Friday, November 15, 2002
 
Kamikaze?


In all the brouhaha this painting has caused, am I the only one to see the Kamikaze connection? Remember, the Palestinians were not the first people to put explosives on young men and let them blow themselves up for a 'divine' cause in a struggle against 'occupation'.
But in my mind there really is no comparison: the Japanese tried to blow up military targets, like ships, planes or soldiers, instead of trying to kill as many civilians as possible. Who knows, that actually may be the thing the artist wants us to think about.


Thursday, November 14, 2002
 
The real Iraq resolution
ScrappleFace strikes again, with this brilliant post: U.N. LEAK: Actual Wording of Iraq Resolution Released. It's bang on!

 
Justice at work...

Incredible: 'public interrogation' of a Bali bomber accomplice, as reported by
The Age.
(via: The Drudge Report)

Wednesday, November 13, 2002
 
Funny

This guy is getting 'blogdexed', and here's another link to boost his hits: HTTP 404 Porn Not Found.

 
They never learn, do they?

Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of Germany and Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik of Norway are now trying to tell Vladimir Putin what he should and should not do about Chechnya, after earlier efforts to tell George Bush how he should handle Iraq.

Putin's reaction, in diplo-speak, was something along the lines of 'talk to the hand, because the head is not listening'.

"The primary message was that we do not believe in any kind of military solution," said Mr. Bondevik, whose government has been liberal in granting political asylum to Chechen refugees. But no mention is made of what he thinks Putin should do instead.

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002
 
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