Daily Archives: May 17, 2002

Reuters Wire | 05/17/2002 | EU Wrangle Over Bethle…

Reuters Wire | 05/17/2002 | EU Wrangle Over Bethlehem Militants Drags On

Isn’t this just perfect? All the Euros are willing to take them in to Europe. But none of the European countries is willing to take them, at least not all of them. Maybe they can all stay on the borders.

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Meat from endangered whales said on sale in Japan …

Meat from endangered whales said on sale in Japan

Our tour of Asia continues with Japan. Some whaling is allowed, but for whatever reason — greed comes to mind — Japanese whalers are cheating. They’re hunting species — notably humpback and gray whales — that are protected. Probably they’re taking more than their quota from other species. Cretins.

Middle East: Activists Oppose Israeli Military Act…

Middle East: Activists Oppose Israeli Military Actions, Seek To Dispel Stereotypes

Expanding a peaceful Palestinian resistance movement is also the goal of Grassroots International Protection for Palestinians.

Well, that’s odd, because for some reason they went out of their way to protect violent militiamen. I’m sure there’s a good explanation.

Hillary and Breaux, Do Si Do – On welfare, she’s t…

Hillary and Breaux, Do Si Do – On welfare, she’s the “centrist” now. By Mickey¬†Kaus

The “New” Kausfiles bugs me. Simple browser reason: if you click the back button you go to a forwarding screen of some sort, then right back to Kausfiles. It’s a trap!

www.AndrewSullivan.com – Daily Dish "There is n…

www.AndrewSullivan.com – Daily Dish

“There is no scandal! Dubya didn’t know anything! It’s all Clinton’s fault anyway! I’m not listening to you! I have my fingers in my ears and I’m singing! God save our gracious Queen, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen!

U.N. Urges Saudis to End Floggings, Amputations …

U.N. Urges Saudis to End Floggings, Amputations

“The committee itself had no doubt that flogging in almost every case constitutes torture, and amputation of limbs probably in every case…would constitute torture under our definition,” said Peter Burns, Canadian law professor and committee chairman.

That seems self-apparent to me, except when is flogging warranted?

The Human Rights Commission won’t take on the Sauds, but the UN Committee Against Torture is talking. And it’s obvious to anyone that they’re in violation of the Convention Against Torture — which they signed. But the Saudis say that Sharia law prescribes these punishments; I don’t think they’re actually required, are they? If it does, then the law has to change.

Everybody Cut Footloose! Here, as I see it, is …