Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Disturbing News from Around the World

If you have any suggestions regarding my friend Prill’s request concerning the impending execution of Jack Edward Alderman, please add your comments.

Yesterday Blogger would not allow me to post any comments. At first I believed it was only on Blogger Beta blogs; however, I then found that I was also blocked at classic Blogger blogs. Does anyone know what’s going on?

This morning, up early and unable to sleep, I read Internet editions of newspapers from around the world. The headings of each article link to the articles in online newspapers from around the world.

Here’s what I found was disturbing:

Saudi Sunni Clerics Call for "just short of" Jihad against Iraqi Shiites

Thirty prominent Islamic clerics from Saudi Arabia have called for Sunni Muslims throughout Middle East to wage jihad against Shiites Muslims in Iraq. In there statement the Sunni clerics said that jihad (holy war) "is one of the most important tenets of religion, and what has been taken by force can only be regained by force."

A New “Jack the Ripper” in Great Britain?

As the bodies of five dead women are found in two weeks in the northern English town of Ipswich, its citizens are gripped by fear as they face the horrifying reality that a serial killer may be in their midst. The BBC provides some of the most lucid coverage of these gruesome crimes.

Israel Will Be Wiped Out?

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told delegates at a conference denying the existence of the Holocaust that Israel will soon “be wiped out; thanks to people's wishes and God's will, the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards, and this is what God has promised and what all nations want.” The so-called World Holocaust Conference included Holocaust deniers, discredited scholars and white supremacists from around the world Monday under the guise of a conference to "debate" the Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews. Among those representing the United States was former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, whose prepared remarks, issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said the gas chambers in which millions perished actually did not exist. Robert Faurisson, an academic from France, said in his speech that the Holocaust was a myth created to justify the occupation of Palestine.

Australian Bush Fires Continue

More than 400 firefighters have been injured while working to protect homes and contain the blazes from wild fires in Australia. Strong winds and scorching temperatures continue fan Victoria's bushfires.

California Unprepared for Bio Attack

If terrorists were to launch a biological attack on the United States, the last place you would want to be is in California, which ranked almost last in a fifty states survey analyzing preparedness to deal with a biological attack.

Sri Lanka: The Peace has Failed

Video on current situation: click here.

Perhaps tomorrow morning, if I am awake this early, I’ll do a similar search for only good news!


  1. The article about CA is frightening. I think I'll move back east!

  2. i didnt know anything about sir lanka until i watched that video


  3. I had a little trouble posting a comment on my own blog yesterday, but only for a little while...I waited a little while and I was able to comment again. Must have been a glitch in the system.

  4. Here's another story that ought to concern you:

  5. Tag, you're it! Go to my blog for more details.

  6. I've had trouble commenting on beta blogs all day. Some of them took the comment if I went anonymous. ec

  7. Hi Nick ~~ I reckon you will have more trouble finding GOOD news items.
    It seems lots of people are having trouble postng comments lately, so I hope it gets fixed soon. We are at the mercy of Blogger. Take care,Nick
    and thanks for your visit. Merle.