Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/3/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/3/2011The German foreign ministry has announced that it will not take part in the Durban III anti-racism conference in New York, which is coming up in New York later this month. The Germans are afraid that some of the participants in the conference will use the occasion to engage in more anti-Semitic agitation and propaganda.

Meanwhile, new documentary evidence emerging from the debris in Tripoli indicates that MI6 and the British government worked closely with Col. Muammar Ghaddafi from the 1970s until earlier this year.

In other news, a California man was arrested for biting his friend’s pet python when he (the biter) was drunk. He may face a charge of “unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile”.

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