Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/14/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/14/2012Last night a cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 passengers was sailing near a small island off the western shore of Italy, and struck an unexpected underwater obstacle — possibly a rock — tearing a large gash in the side of its hull. Within the space off an hour or so, enough water had poured into the ship to tip it on its side and partially sink it. Three people were killed and about forty are still missing. The captain of the ship has been detained by the Italian police on suspicion of manslaughter and leaving his post before everyone else aboard had escaped.

In other news, British Foreign Minister William Hague celebrated the great democratic opportunity afforded by the “Arab Spring” even as his boss, Prime Minister David Cameron, paid an official state visit to the despots who rule Saudi Arabia.

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Anonymous said...

Norwegian UN-worker kidnapped in Sana on Sunday

The kidnapping Yemeniti tribe is described as more powerful than the authorities in the country, according to Abdel Rabb al-Omari of the Aden Association for Peace and Solidarity.

The 34 year old has been taken hostage to have one member of their tribe released.

My Title

Anonymous said...

Abdel Rabb al-Omari of the Aden Association for Peace and Solidarity, asked by VG, thinks Yemenite authorities should release the Yemenite tribesmember.

- Yes, he was kidnapped by the authorities, and now they should release him.

So much for peace and solidarity

Parliament member Alwazir says usually kidnappers in cases like these "respect the human rights". The sharia ones, I bet.