Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/2/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/2/2011The United States says that after today it will withdraw its combat aircraft from missions over Libya, although it will continue to provide midair refueling and fly surveillance missions. The rebels are being driven back from some of their positions, and have called for a ceasefire, whose terms would include the withdrawal of the regime’s forces from cities in eastern parts of the country. Col. Gheddafi laughed at them and refused their offer.

Meanwhile, the Syrian government continues its crackdown on protesters, and has made more mass arrests. In Oman, police fired on protesters in the port of Sohar, killing at least one person.

In other news, emergency workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan failed in their attempt to close a 20-cm crack in the basement of one of the stricken reactors. Radioactive water is leaking through the crack directly into the sea.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/2/2011

  1. Have you ever been so angry that you could not focus to write?
    I am the publisher of Candela_cvp , a political forum. I have beem following the news regarding the burning of the Koran in Flordia and have been sickened by it..I think there was not this kind of protesting following 911 and certainly was not aimed at the Islamic community..PC will be our downfall I think!I have been thinking of countless incidents of prejudace against christians in various parts of the world, for years now and a single incident like this becomes an international event for the Muslem community!!!!!!!
    I would ask a favor of you since I enjoy your blog and you are well versed on this subject..would you please do a piece of this subject? My first inclination was to do it but frankly I think you would do a much better job.
    thanks for you daily work here..

  2. Carl,

    In answer to your statement, the Irish Radio had a forum on the subject of the Florida Quran burning and the murders committed in a protest against the burning.

    All the members of the forum seemed to vociferously agree that the Muslims who committed the murders were the VICTIMS of the evil pastor who incited them to commit murder by having the audicity to set fire to a collection of sheets of paper.

    The Irish are 100% Dhimmis.

  3. I was thinking of, what would Reagan had said?

    Probably this:
    “Hi old buddy, Kazai. I just call to tell you, that this preast down there, he is only one single jurk on the soil of the earth. If you and your people cannot see that – then you are a whole bunsch of jurks – thanks god, on the other site of the globe!”

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