Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/31/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/31/2011Bashar Al Assad, the celebrated (by Hillary Clinton) “reformer” of Syria, has decided not do any reforming after all, at least not yet. He declined to rescind the country’s state of emergency, and his security forces are continuing their violent suppression of street demonstrations against the regime.

Meanwhile, the rebels in Libya are retreating from an offensive by forces loyal to Col. Moamar Qadafi, who have retaken several cities in the last two days. Reports from Tripoli say that a NATO bomb attack killed at least 40 civilians.

In other news, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump says the world has a Muslim problem.

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Thanks to AC, C. Cantoni, Fjordman, Gaia, Insubria, JD, Nilk, Paul Green, Steen, Takuan Seiyo, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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