Timbuktu's priceless collection of ancient scientific texts is at risk of destruction by hard-line Islamists.
Ansar Dine, a Tuareg militia, occupies territory around Timbuktu, a town in northern Mali listed as a world heritage site. In recent weeks, the group has destroyed historic tombs in the town (see picture), which house the remains of Islamic Sufi saints and which Ansar Dine says are idolatrous.
So, following in the footsteps of the guy who pretty much killed scientific inquiry and advance in the muslim world, they want to destroy, well, pretty much everything. Wonderful, isn't it?
A note on the hypocrisy of a lot of Obama supporters.
The former President, Koh said, was the “torturer-in-chief.” In a 2002 interview with The New York Times, he referred to the war on terror as “legally undeclared” and questioned the administration’s right to kill terrorists on the battlefield. “What factual showing will demonstrate that they had warlike intentions against us and who sees that evidence before any action is taken?” he asked.
In 2009, after the election of Barack Obama, Koh was awarded the job of State Department legal adviser. Since that time, he has defended a war waged in Libya without explicit congressional authorization, drone strikes targeting suspected terrorists and the extrajudicial assassination of an American citizen who had become a leading Al Qaeda ideologist.
None of these, however, can be considered the greatest of Koh’s manifold hypocrisies. That honor stems from a 2010 speech in which he triumphantly declared that the Obama administration “unequivocally guarantee(s) humane treatment for all individuals in U.S. custody as a result of armed conflict” (emphasis original).
One wonders, then, what Koh would make of Eli Lake’s blockbuster Daily Beast story last week. Reporting from Somalia, Lake found a secret prison holding alleged terrorists captured by, or with the assistance of, the United States.
He'll ignore it or excuse it, like the good little progressive dirtbag he is.
Georgia, what the hell is wrong with you?
Even with things that “didn’t add up,” police and prosecutors moved forward with a case against Culpepper. The case continued even though Boyd told police and the Fulton District Attorney’s Office several times Culpepper was not the woman who attacked him.
She spent 53 days in jail because these idiots apparently couldn't be bothered to make sure they were holding the right person. Or just didn't care.
Insty says make these clowns personally liable for crap like this; sounds good to me.
So the people of Hong Kong don't want their kids being taught about the wonders of communist China; gee, I wonder why...
Borrowing from Thirdpower,
Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.
Single Issue: groups or individuals that obsessively focus on very specific or narrowly-defined causes (e.g., anti-abortion, anti-Catholic, anti-nuclear, anti-Castro). This category includes groups from all sides of the political spectrum.Suspicious of centralized federal authority? 'Reverent of individual liberty'? being anti-communist? Those are the things that label me as a 'terrorist hot spot'?
Count me in then.
Remember, this is from the same geniuses who told us we should be prepared for natural disaster or terrorist attack by storing some food and other emergency supplies, and then announced that storing food and emergency supplies was suspicious and will make you be considered a terrorist suspect.
You may have heard of the various tweets by effing idiots and celebritutes about how awful America is, etc. I wonder if the knowledge that if they did that in a lot of the countries they seem to prefer they'd be in a cell actually means anything to them?
This would indicate that a bunch of people in the PA State Police
A: Have no business wearing a badge or being in any position of authority, and
B: Have been modeling their activities after the Stasi. And should be referred to as such.