Archive for December 28th, 2009

28
Dec
09

Who do you blame for the “syringe bomber” ?

His family contacted security agencies two months ago to raise concerns and his teachers say he was showing signs of extremism from a young age.

 He was even on a terrorism watch list.

So how did Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the Nigerian man suspected of plotting to blow up a  plane from Amsterdam to Detroit get so close to fulfilling his goal?

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28
Dec
09

Why isn’t the world supporting the democratically elected government of Iran ?

Anti-government protests  in Tehran over the weekend have left at least eight people dead and over 300 people  arrested.  

 The bloody images splattered across the world’s media say it all. This is Iran’s next revolution in the making say Des Pardes  . 

For other’s it’s the start of civil war.

Broadly speaking, the tone of the editorials is one of supporting the plucky protesters over the “ruthless” Ahmedinejad regime.

The President himself insists the country is “united”, but just because many outside  Iran find his views and statements unpalatable, why is there such unflinching support for the demonstrations ?  Continue reading ‘Why isn’t the world supporting the democratically elected government of Iran ?’