Monday, September 24, 2007

The World Today

The Guardian offers a helpful description of the progression of events in Burma, one of too many conflicts I have a superficial understanding of, and one which is mightily fascinating to have barefooted, normally happy to chant, monks leading the protests. Read on here.

Robert Fisk covers an issue, which though not a priority in the face of ongoing loss of human life, is nevertheless a sorry portrayal of the nadir of human behavious going on in Iraq, as over 10, 000 archaelogical sites are demolished and looted. We can't begin to imagine the history we are loosing in place of the current sorry entry in history books going on there now.

Finally, the New York Times coverage, of Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University amid substantial protest. He chose to endear himself to the crowd by questioning why Palestinians were made to suffer because of the Holocaust, by stating there were no homosexuals in his country and also indicating his intention to visit the site of the Twin Towers.

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