An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Mohammad Ali Hosseini’s comments followed reports last week that the U.S. planned to sell Saudi Arabia an estimated $20 billion of sophisticated weaponry, including advanced air systems that would greatly enhance the striking ability of Saudi warplanes.
“What the Persian Gulf region needs is stability and security,” Hosseini was quoted as saying on the Web site of the state broadcasting company. “Americans have been trying to disturb it by selling weapons to the region.”
How ’bout a little pot and kettle action here. While I do not think the U.S. should be selling arms to any Muslim run country, I do believe that Iran should look no further than Iraq and what THEY are doing before talking about ‘destabilizing’ the area.
Chris Garcia said he’s learning more by playing in a Hispanic league.
“In college it’s all about who’s bigger, stronger and faster,” he said. “Here it’s more creative.”
He’s also picking up more Spanish. He knows some from his grandparents.
Though there is a bit of a language barrier, that doesn’t matter when they’re playing, he said.
Why is there an ‘all Spanish’ league of any kind in the U.S.? Is there an all English league in Mexico, or South America?
FORT WORTH, Texas â€” Fed up with deadly drive-by shootings, incessant drug dealing and graffiti, cities nationwide are trying a different tactic to combat gangs: They’re suing them.
Fort Worth and San Francisco are among the latest to file lawsuits against gang members, asking courts for injunctions barring them from hanging out together on street corners, in cars or anywhere else in certain areas.
Um….why don’t they just arrest them? Although suing is an interesting idea.
Palestinians have a legitimate right to resist the Israeli “occupation”, even if the term “resistance” does not appear in the new Palestinian Authority platform, PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad said during a press conference in Cairo on Monday.
Fayad, who is representing the Palestinian Authority during an Arab League conference in Egypt, explained that the term “resistance” was excluded from the platform because it was too often associated with “armed struggle.”
The ‘armed struggle’ I guess would be the constant attacks against civilians? You know, those folks who gets on a bus full of school kids and blow it up.
A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions, police said.
Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both hate crimes, police said. It was unclear if he was a student at the school. A message left at the Shmulevich home was not immediately returned.
I wonder if he would have been arrested if said book was the Bible? Somehow, I doubt it!
The US agency overseeing reconstruction in Iraq has told the BBC that economic mismanagement and corruption there is equivalent to “a second insurgency”.
The chief auditor assigned by Congress, Stuart Bowen, said the Iraqi government was failing to take responsibility for projects worth billions of dollars.
And just who is coughing up those billions for the rebuilding?
PHOENIX — Officers responding to a report of an exorcism on a young girl found her grandfather choking her and used stun guns to subdue the man, who later died, authorities said.
The 3-year-old girl and her mother, who was also in the room during the struggle between 49-year-old Ronald Marquez and officers, were hospitalized, police said Sunday. Their condition was unavailable.
I’m not sure what I think of ‘exorcism’, but I’m pretty sure it would be fairly difficult to ‘prove’ a 3 year was ‘possessed’, unless her head was spinning. There’s that special place in hell for grandpa!