Daily Archives: June 15, 2002

The Nando Times: U.S. urges Yugoslavia to cooperat…

The Nando Times: U.S. urges Yugoslavia to cooperate with war crimes panel

Well, that isn’t ironic or hypocritical or anything… I’m not criticizing the administration. We’ve got the power, and we might as well use it. But it is odd to see us saying we won’t participate in the world criminal court (again, I’ve no problem with that) and then pushing a war crimes tribunal on someone else.

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Venezuela Demands Chavez Resignation That’s a b…

Venezuela Demands Chavez Resignation

That’s a bit of an exaggeration; when has an entire country ever agreed on anything? A lot of Venezuelans want him out; more than a hundred thousand were estimated at a rally today. But thousands were reported at a pro-Chavez demonstration in Maracay. My guess is if there hadn’t been the failed coup, Hugo would be long gone.

Fun With Parallel Headlines

Fun With Parallel Headlines

Thank you, Google News…

UN tells Afghan warlords to end violence

Afghanistan delegates use their fists

It is kind of hard for them to stop the fighting when there’s fighting going on even in the loya jirga itself.

Judge fines state for jails’ backlog A Montgome…

Judge fines state for jails’ backlog

A Montgomery judge fined the state $2.16 million Friday for failing to remove hundreds of convicts from Alabama’s county jails and again threatened to throw the prison commissioner in jail if conditions don’t improve.

It’s a switcheroo! Actually, it sounds like a bad movie, probably starring Joe Pesci, except he already made that one… The state is basically dumping its overcrowding problems on the counties by neglecting to pick up prisoners bound for state prisons. There are about a thousand state prisoners in county jails now.

Ex-Vestavia student cleared in threats case I s…

Ex-Vestavia student cleared in threats case

I still say he was guilty of something, but the jury seems to have bought his act. Oh, well, he’s Utah’s problem now. I’m just waiting for the “Mormon Missionary Goes Berserk” headlines.

Arthur Andersen Convicted of Obstruction of Justic…

Arthur Andersen Convicted of Obstruction of Justice

It’s not much, but it’s something. Andersen is dying a slow death; this is just one bite. The jurors had a lot of trouble reaching the verdict and my guess is that they just wanted to go home. Hey, that happens.

CNN.com – Feds arrest man linked to ‘dirty bomb’ s…

CNN.com – Feds arrest man linked to ‘dirty bomb’ suspect – June 15, 2002

Adham Amin Hassoun is described as a “Muslim activist”. The whining about being singled out coming from other Muslim activists might be more convincing if so many of their compatriots didn’t keep turning up in terror investigations.