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The Saffron Bloggers Strike Back

For the past two months or so we’ve watched with a sort of horrified fascination as the country of Myanmar (Burma) has deteriorated into a mess of bloody and fatal riots, and an oppression of its people akin to the horror stories from countries like North Korea and Cambodia.

The catalyst was the dramatic increase in the prices of everyday goods and fuel, with fuel jumping sometimes a massive 100%.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

Myanmar and Israel—Fighting the Semantic Wars

Is it “Myanmar” or “Burma”? “Yangon” or “Rangoon”?

Burma and its major city Rangoon were renamed Myanmar and Yangon in 1989 by the military junta that had seized power there at that time.

By David Singer - Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Full Story

The LOST Colony

In promoting their latest cause, liberals have managed to enlist a member of a small group getting smaller by the year—conservatives in academia. “Academics did not get anywhere near this,” John Norton Moore of the University of Virginia told an audience at the Heritage Foundation on June 22 of the the United Nations’ Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that would give the UN control over seven-tenths of the earth’s surface.

By Malcolm Kline - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

Ahmadinejhad’s visit reveals how Iraq Study Group gets it way

The US State Department continues a doomed policy through deception

As all the hoopla over Iran’s President Ahmadinejhad visiting Columbia University dies down, the mainstream media missed the real culprit in bringing the tin pot Hitler to an American university. To be sure, Columbia did the inviting and reaped worldwide attention to itself for it, but the real reason Ahmadinejhad was allowed to speak there was because of the US State Department.

By Lee Kaplan - Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Full Story

The British anomaly: The attempt to abolish England

Ever heard of the West Lothian Question? West Lothian is the Scottish region immediately to the west of Edinburgh. The question is so called because it was first posed by Tam Dalyell, a Labor member of the British Parliament for West Lothian. Mr. Dalyell wondered how long the English would tolerate the situation in which Scottish members of the British Parliament, such as himself, have a (sometimes decisive) say about issues affecting only England, while English parliamentarians have no say about the same matters in Scotland.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Monday, October 1, 2007 - Full Story

Majority Parliamentarians Need Comprehensive, Immediate and Direct Protection outside Lebanon: Presi

Syria’s terrorist hand has struck again in Lebanon through its fundamentalist mercenaries spread across the territory of Lebanon. New victims fell today, as the car of MP Antoine Ghanem was targeted by an insidious and criminal bomb that killed him and eight other innocent bystanders, all of whom join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of new martyrs on this endless Calvary of the country of the Cedars.

By Elias Bejjani - Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - Full Story

Dating Yourself: Fear and frustration in Geneva

While all eyes are on the circus surrounding the trip by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a quiet but important showdown over misconduct is shaping up at high levels of a major United Nations agency in Geneva. In this case, one of the whistleblowers is none other than Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

By Claudia Rosett - Monday, September 24, 2007 - Full Story

Capital of the EUSSR 8: An Answer to Carolyn

Carolyn, a reader from Detroit, wrote me an email, asking

“Would you, please, provide follow-ups on what happened to the politicians so brutalized [by the police during the 9/11 demonstration in Brussels]? What happened to others, and what, if anything, transpires in Belgian Parliament, and the EU Parliament? Will anyone bring a lawsuit against the police? [...] Who gave the original orders? From where in the government is this all coming? What happened to the young German woman with the Israeli flag and your friend who was arrested? What is the reaction in the press, both local and national? Was anyone in Italy outraged by their politician being beaten and arrested? Who is buying off the Belgian, or Brussels, police and politicians? Have there been any counter-protests against the police? Are churches being attacked? What can be done? What is the position of the Banking, Financial, and Corporate leaders? Where is the Jewish Community in all of this?”

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Monday, September 17, 2007 - Full Story

Capital of the EUSSR 6: Belgium Apologizes to Italy, Not to Flanders

The Belgian government has offered formal apologies to Italy for last Tuesday’s brutal arrest of Mario Borghezio, an Italian member of the European Parliament (MEP). The Belgian Ministery of Foreign Affairs assured the Italian ambassador to Brussels that in future it will do “everything possible to guarantee the immunity of MEPs.” How Belgium can give this assurance without punishing those who are responsible for last Tuesday’s police violence is not clear. Brussels is the capital of the European Union and houses the EU institutions.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Saturday, September 15, 2007 - Full Story

Abolish Belgium?

In the early 1990s, following the fall of Communism, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia fell apart. Today, the federal Kingdom of Belgium, the last of Europe’s multinational states, is beginning to unravel.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Thursday, September 13, 2007 - Full Story