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  • Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome

    06/27/2013 4:54:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    ExplosiveReports ^ | 6/24/13 | Jurriaan Maessen
    Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome Jurriaan MaessenExplosiveReports.Com June 24, 2013Former secretary of state eyes breaking up of current-day Syria into “more or less autonomous regions”In a very recent presentation at the Ford School, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger commented on the current Syrian situation, expressing his preference for a broken-up and balkanized Syria to emerge out of the current Assad-controlled unity (from 19 minutes and 30 seconds onward):“There are three possible outcomes. An Assad victory. A Sunni victory. Or an outcome in which the various nationalities agree to co-exist together but in more or less autonomous regions, so...
  • Muslim bus drivers refuse to let guide dogs on board

    07/18/2010 9:35:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies ^ | July 19, 2010 | Andy Dolan
    Blind passengers are being ordered off buses or refused taxi rides because Muslim drivers or passengers object to their ‘unclean’ guide dogs. One pensioner, a cancer sufferer, told how had twice been confronted by drivers and asked to get off the bus because of his guide dog, and had also faced hostility at a hospital and in a supermarket over the animal. The problem to carry guide dogs on religious grounds has become so widespread that the matter was raised in the House of Lords last week, prompting transport minister Norman Baker to warn that a religious objection was not...
  • KC considers extending African-centered schools

    02/06/2006 2:21:01 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 81 replies · 1,309+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | February 6, 2006 | Joe Robertson
    Supporters of African-centered education in Kansas City think the time is finally right to extend the program all the way through high school. A task force of parents and educators is pushing to open a district-sponsored African-centered charter school or campus for grades six through 12 by the 2007-08 school year, if not sooner. The school would extend the district’s African-centered education (ACE) program, which now consists of two elementary schools and a middle school. The effort is drawing national interest. “People want to see a test,” said Wade Nobles, a San Francisco State University social psychologist. “Kansas City is...
  • Is Lebanon Hopelessly Divided?

    06/08/2005 5:04:09 PM PDT · by forty_years · 3 replies · 332+ views ^ | June 8, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Is Lebanon condemned to a balkanized future? After the excitement of the country’s “red and white revolution,” which led to the ouster of its Syrian occupiers (tormentors), things are not looking very rosy – that is, if you measure success by voter turnout in the most recent rounds of parliamentary elections. Hopefully, there is a brighter future for Cedar Land. What a wondrous sight it was when, on March 14, one million Lebanese swamped Beirut to show their support for a country free of Syrian and Hezbollah terrorist control. This show of peaceful strength by far surpassed the pro-Syrian demonstrations...