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George Galloway Vs. Israeli General

George Galloway and former General / aide to Ariel Sharon debate the state of Iraq after war.

Being slightly overweight may reduce risk of dying

People who are slightly overweight or mildly obese have a lower risk of early death than normal weight individuals, according to a new analysis of nearly 100 international studies.

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Panetta: Aleppo attacks might spell end to Assad government

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says increasing attacks by Syrian forces on the city of Aleppo could bring an end of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Panetta made the comments as he traveled to the region on last Sunday.

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Palestinians: UN heritage nod is political victory

The U.S. ambassador to UNESCO, David Killion, said Washington was “profoundly disappointed” by the vote. The U.S. has been trying to block the Palestinian recognition campaign, and withdrew tens of millions of dollars in funding from UNESCO after the Paris-based agency accepted the Palestinians as a state member last year.

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No conflict between Islamic law and U.S. Constitution: Muslim scholars

Islamic scholars, tired of conservative charges that Muslims in the United States constitute a radical fifth column bent on subverting American values, are fighting back by issuing a fatwa.

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My Son the “American Taliban”

Osama bin Laden is dead. John Lindh, now 30 years old, remains in prison. He spends most of his time pursuing his study of the Qur’an and Islamic scholarship. Frank Lindh, father of ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh, explains why his son is an innocent victim of America’s ‘war on terror’.

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Killing Osama: justice or vengeance?

Since Sept 11, too many people have died and too many children have been orphaned for the United States to claim, as President Obama’s triumphantly did, that “justice has been done” because one man, however symbolically important, has been killed. However one calculates when and how “this fight” actually began, the U.S. government chose how to respond to 9/11. And that response, from the beginning, was one of war and vengeance — not of justice.

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Cablegate: the epic fail of the mainstream media

A couple of years ago I watched a preview screening of “State of Play” with a fellow journalism lecturer who taught print media. Towards the end of the movie, my colleague was almost in tears.

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Killing each Taliban soldier costs $50 Million

Using the fact that 2,000 Taliban are being killed each year and that the Pentagon spends $200 billion per year on the war in Afghanistan, one simply has to divide one number into the other. That calculation reveals that $100 million is being spent to kill each Taliban soldier. In order to be conservative, the author decided to double the number of Taliban being killed each year by U.S. and NATO forces (although the likelihood of such being true is unlikely), giving a cost of $50 million per Taliban killed.

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Can the US assassinate an American citizen living in Yemen?

The targeted killing of Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, without due process, would violate the gold standard of international law set by the Nuremberg trials – and defy the US Constitution.

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