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  • U.S. Advises Commercial Jets to Honor China’s Rules

    11/29/2013 5:00:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, November 29, 2013 | Peter Baker and Jane Perlez
    After an internal debate, the Obama administration has decided to tell American commercial airlines to comply with China's demands to be notified of any flights through a broad swath of international airspace that it has claimed as an air defense zone, officials said Friday. Even as the United States continued to send military planes into the zone in defiance of China's declaration, officials said they expected civilian planes to go along with Beijing's new demands out of an abundance of caution. Officials said they were worried about an accident or unintended confrontation that could endanger civilian passengers. The administration’s decision...
  • Paralysed man blinked to stay alive as life support machine was about to be turned off

    07/14/2010 9:05:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    the daily mail ^ | 7/14/10 | David Derbyshire and Andrew Levy
    It is a decision no parent ever wants to make. But as the Rudd family watched their 43-year-old son lying paralysed and comatose on a life support machine, they came to a terrible conclusion. Recalling a conversation where Richard told them he wouldn't want to be trapped in a useless body, his relatives agreed it was time to let him go. Yet even as the Rudd family mentally prepared to say goodbye, his doctor made a startling discovery. Despite his devastating spinal injuries, Richard Rudd was still able to blink his eyes in response to simple questions.
  • Where is Muqtada Now?

    09/01/2004 10:34:41 AM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies · 669+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 1, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    So where is Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mehdi Army now? After taking serious losses against American and Iraqi forces and cynically hiding behind Shiite Islam’s most holy shrine in Najaf, these cowards have melted back into Iraqi society. Or have they? There are many questions to be answered regarding al-Sadr’s future, as he most certainly will oppose the growth of democracy in Iraq. Will al-Sadr and his thugs be held accountable for the violent crimes they committed in Najaf? During their reign of terror, they apparently held a kangaroo court. After Iraq’s top Shiite, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, pressured al-Sadr to...