Goodmorning it’s Karnie with you today. Thanks to Will in Canada for looking after the blog for us.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan this year. According to the UN, every month things get worse and the number of civilian deaths increase. Afghan MPs held a one day walk out protesting the increase. Here’s a website that indicates the number of civilian deaths in Iraq. The country’s latest incident was on Monday when 43 people lost their lives. Can civilian deaths be justified in war?
Katharina in Belgium posted the ff on the blog over night: I think (fear) we have to keep talking about the current financial crisis: I just heard on BBC radio news that AIG has to raise something like 70 billion $ overnight to stay afloat. My question is: How many millions of ordinary people around the world will loose their life insurances and life savings if AIG goes under?
Since Katharina’s post, the federal reserve has bailed out AIG. Lehman brothers wasn’t given that luxury. It’s the most emailed story in the International Herald Tribune. Are you surprised that one company can be rescued whilst others are left to bankruptcy? And should this be allowed to happen? Is it time for stricter regulation?
Israel’s ruling Kadima party will choose a successor to it’s Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert. The candidates most likely to succeed him are: Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz. Who’s best placed to make progress on the Israeli/Palestinian issue?
Here’s a story we discussed earlier this week. Mums admitting they DO have a favourite child. It’s largely taboo to admit it, but a recent survey done by netmums here in the UK, says one in six mothers has a favourite child. Is it okay to love one child more than the other?