News and links for Sept. 1 2013 – 4

1. Britain ‘giving in to sharia councils’ says Norway’s anti-immigration leader 

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Siv Jensen, the 44-year-old leader of the Progress party who cites Baroness Thatcher as her inspiration, said: “What I have seen that the UK has done is to give in to the claims of sharia councils, and I don’t think we should give into that. In Norway we have one law, and that is the Norwegian law.”

2. From Iranian propaganda wing, Press TV: Saudi Arabia calls for US military action in Syria

Saudi Arabia has called for a foreign military action in Syria, saying it will support the US military intervention against the government of President Bashar al-Assad over an alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal made the remarks on Sunday during a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

3. The above article might be interesting if viewed from this lens

4. China Developing Super Electromagnet Pulse Bomb To Use In War Against U.S. (Photos)

5. EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group.

This image provided by by Shaam News Network on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show several bodies being buried in a suburb of Damascus, Syria during a funeral on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Syrian government forces pressed their offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said the regime had killed more than 100 people the day before in a chemical weapons attack. The government has denied allegations it used chemical weapons in artillery barrages on the area known as eastern Ghouta on Wednesday as "absolutely baseless." (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

This image provided by by Shaam News Network on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, purports to show several bodies being buried in a suburb of Damascus, Syria during a funeral on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, following allegations of a chemical weapons attack that reportedly killed 355 people. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

Clarification: Dale Gavlak assisted in the research and writing process of this article, but was not on the ground in Syria. Reporter Yahya Ababneh, with whom the report was written in collaboration, was the correspondent on the ground in Ghouta who spoke directly with the rebels, their family members, victims of the chemical weapons attacks and local residents. 

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One Reply to “News and links for Sept. 1 2013 – 4”

  1. After parliament voted down attacking Syria, I though Obama was done. He only had 2 allies. bush had closer to 2 score or more.

    Further we have the story they you have Eeyore has reference for a 2nd time (#5). I really thought Obama was done.

    But no, he is not. I should have known better. He just doubled down. He sent some draft legislation to congress on Saturday and sent out Kerry on the Sunday talk shows. I know Kerry is very self centered and delusional. but after hearing a clip of the Sunday talk shows, I wonder when he is going to crack. Maybe his delusions protect him from a meltdown.

    As has been pointed out Syria has better air defenses than Libya. It is going to be harder. It is also closer to Russia geographically and dearer to its leader’s geopolitical ambitions. Apparently since the princesses will never join the military in a front line role, Obama does not care. At least the British Royals occasionally have skin in the game.

    We gotten better weapons since the Syrians shot down our pilots in the 1980s, but so have the Syrians. Is Obama going to call on Jesse Jackson to get our pilots back? It is not going to be that easy this time.

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