Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/10/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/10/2011French President Nicolas Sarkozy is reportedly planning to propose bombing attacks on Col. Moammer Qaddafi’s bunker in Tripoli, where the Libyan dictator is said to be holed up with his sons. Italy has announced that it will not support any such actions against Libya.

Meanwhile, Saudi police fired on protesters in an attempt to discourage even greater protests during tomorrow’s planned “Day of Rage”. The Saudis are worried about possible violent unrest, particularly in the eastern Shia-dominated region of the country.

In other news, six Greek banks have had their bond ratings downgraded by Moody’s.

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Thanks to AC, C. Cantoni, CSP, Fjordman, Insubria, JP, Steen, Zenster, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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goethechosemercy said...

Threats are not part of the Islamic tradition of intellectual debate and dialogue
end quote.

How about dialogue about religion?
About monotheism?
About pluralism itself?
Islam, so far, looks stupid and is stupid.
To make it smart, you'll have to do much more than protect one Imam.
If Islam is so tolerant, then why, in a country that declares itself to be the "Land of the Pure" is blasphemy illegal?

goethechosemercy said...

A Muslim guru accuses Christian clergyman of proselytising, describing his church as illegal and without a building permit.
end quote.

Mr. Bhatti last week.
Now this.
More attacks against Copts.
Don't tell me anything about Muslim tolerance!

goethechosemercy said...

The findings offer up the humbling conclusion that the secret of human success may owe more to what we lost along the path of evolution, rather than anything we gained.
end quote.

I have often said that you judge the progress of a people through time not based on what they have, but on what they do not have any more.