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Photo Purports to Show Baby Bomber .
Jun 28th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Photo Purports to Show Baby Bomber. Israel’s army released a photograph purporting to show a Palestinian baby dressed like a suicide bomber with ammunition belts and explosives strapped to its body and a head band of the Islamic militant group Hamas. [AP World News]

Despite the use of “purports” in the title, the article says that even the Palestinians believe it’s real. This picture is something to keep in mind any time some politician from America or Europe talks about peace with the Palestinians as a possibility. I doubt if even the Germans ever dressed their babies as concentration camp guards.

A Treatise on Marxism-Leninism: Marx’s Later Days .
Jun 27th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

A Treatise on Marxism-Leninism: Marx’s Later Days. With Marx’s early days behind us, it is now time to turn to his later days. For those who were waiting until we could meet Engels, your wait is over. Section One: Foreword and Chapter I [kuro5hin.org]

The continuation of the earlier joke biography of Karl Marx. Complete with nasty comments from Communists with no sense of humour.

Free Samuel Waksal .
Jun 26th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Free Samuel Waksal. Poor Samuel Waksal. Back in December, the Food and Drug Administration struck a grave blow to his company, ImClone Systems, by denying it the right to market a potential cancer treatment it had developed.

Then two weeks ago the FBI arrested him (and the Securities and Exchange Commission sued him) for letting relatives know about the FDA

Our friends the Saudis hold American women hostage, and the State Department shrugs. [ OpinionJournal ] This is another example of the government’s ha
Jun 26th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Our friends the Saudis hold American women hostage, and the State Department shrugs. [OpinionJournal]

This is another example of the government’s habit of bending over backwards for countries which are openly hostile to us. Saudi Arabia is an enemy which sponsors terrorism, just as Pakistan is an enemy which created the Taliban.

Be Inc.
Jun 25th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Be Inc. completes takeover of Palm.. The Register: Be Inc. completes takeover of Palm. [Hack the Planet]

The “takeover” in question is basically the same sort of thing that happened when NeXT, Inc. took over Apple. Hopefully the end result will be better for Palm.

Fabien Petitcolas: MP3 steganographic tool . 

Fabien Petitcolas: MP3 steganographic tool [Scripting News]

It’s Windows-only, no Mac version. Still, it’s a good idea.

Arafat: Bush Is Not Referring to Me .
Jun 25th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Arafat: Bush Is Not Referring to Me. Yasser Arafat was asked Tuesday if he was the man in question when President Bush called for a change in the Palestinian leadership. [AP World News]

Apparently Arafat didn’t offer any theory as to who else Bush might have been talking about.

Afghans Resent U.S.
Jun 24th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Afghans Resent U.S. Treatment. In one raid, U.S. forces storm a home and arrest the owner, only to release him hours later. In another, soldiers tie the hands of female suspects, breaking a strict local taboo against touching women. [AP World News]

This is hardly surprising–it’s been obvious almost from the beginning that the US was headed down the same road as the Russians. There’s probably still time to repair the damage by giving up on treating Afghanistan as a conquered territory, but I don’t think there’s much chance that anyone in Washington will do that.

An Interview with the Mother of a Suicide Bomber .
Jun 21st, 2002 by Ken Hagler

An Interview with the Mother of a Suicide Bomber. “When the operation was over, the media broadcast the news. Then Muhammad’s brother came to me and informed me of his martyrdom. I began to cry, ‘Allah is the greatest,’ and prayed and thanked Allah for the success of the operation. I began to utter cries of joy and we declared that we were happy. The young people began to fire into the air out of joy over the success of the operation, as this is what we had hoped for him.”

“After the martyrdom [operation], my heart was peaceful about Muhammad. I encouraged all my sons to die a martyr’s death, and I wish this even for myself. After all this, I prepared myself to receive the body of my son, the pure shahid, in order to look upon him one last time and accept the well-wishers who [came] to us in large numbers and participated in our joy over Muhammad’s martyrdom…” [Middle East Media Research Institute]

Anyone who thinks that it’s possible for Israel to make peace with the Palestinians any time soon should read this. Note that this evil creature has other sons, and a history of association with terrorists. Since she’s so eager for her and her remaining children to be martyrs, perhaps the IDF ought to send a helicopter gunship around to her home to oblige her.

This is a translation of an article printed in an Arabic newspaper from London, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.

In Praise of Irreverence [ Ludwig von Mises Institute ] This article has a lengthy series of Mark Twain quotes on government.
Jun 21st, 2002 by Ken Hagler

In Praise of Irreverence [Ludwig von Mises Institute]

This article has a lengthy series of Mark Twain quotes on government. They mostly still apply today, although some of them are too kind to apply to modern politicians, or warn of disasters that hadn’t happened then, but have now.

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