Monthly Archives: March 2012

Quick scan

US Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman are calling on the US president to supply arms to Syrian opposition groups, but Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has rejected any foreign intervention in Syria. In Cuba, Pope Benedict has called … Continue reading

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The End of War

The End of War by John Horgan Publication date: January 17, 2012 | ISBN-10: 1936365367 | ISBN-13: 978-1936365364 Author’s description War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That’s how the argument goes. But … Continue reading

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The daily scan #3

The Guardian reports that former officials of the IAEA are accusing its present head, Yukiya Amano of pro-Western bias over Iran. Israel’s defence minister Ehud Barack says Israel and the U.S. disagree on what would be a realistic timetable for stopping … Continue reading

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The daily scan #2

US Senators McCain, Lieberman and Graham want to ‘sustain success in Afghanistan’ and are asking President Obama to resist calls for further troop reductions. In the House, Representative Markey says the US nuclear weapons budget is insane. At CounterPunch Gareth … Continue reading

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The massive irreconcilable conflict

 ”There is a massive, irreconcilable conflict between science and religion.” When I came across the above quotation, my immediate reaction was: this does not make sense. What is science about? It  is the ongoing attempt to understand the workings of … Continue reading

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The daily scan #1

Amnesty says that NATO has failed to investigate civilian deaths caused by its operations in Libya. At Counterpunch, the veteran Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery analyses the recent fighting in Gaza, and Gabriel Kolko says that the early Zionist thinkers … Continue reading

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Iran’s nuclear weapons…

…do not exist. Moreover, the Islamic Republic of Iran does not have, never has had, and never will have, a nuclear weapons program. Why do I believe this? Because:- 1. The leadership of this theocratic state have always been opposed … Continue reading

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Why does Iran want nuclear energy?

People are sometimes suspicious of Iran’s nuclear energy program, given that it is a large producer of oil and gas.  Could it not just be a cover for a nuclear weapons program? In fact, there are a number of sound … Continue reading

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God probably exists

Science studies the physical universe. If God exists, and is the creator of the universe, by definition He is not a physical object within the universe, and cannot be studied by the scientific method. Science can say nothing about the … Continue reading

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