Monday, October 31, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/31/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/31/2011Thanks to NATO, freedom and democracy are now enjoyed by the Libyan people. Evidence of their new condition may be seen in the black flag of Al Qaeda, which flies over the courthouse in Benghazi. Reports coming out of the city say that it is being governed by Sharia law.

In other news, Hagia Sophia, the former cathedral of Constantinople and later an Ottoman mosque, is being returned to use as a mosque after serving as a museum for almost a century.

Meanwhile, British prime minister David Cameron says that British ships off the Horn of Africa will now be allowed to carry armed guards to protect them against pirates.

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Thanks to A. Millar, C. Cantoni, CSP, Egghead, Erick Stakelbeck, Fjordman, Gaia, heroyalwhyness, Insubria, JP, KGS, Kitman, Nilk, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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