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LA Times: Let Philosophers Wrestle With Cycle of Violence

LA Times: Let Philosophers Wrestle With Cycle of Violence

HR readers outraged by the LA Times’s cycle of violence mentality got the paper’s attention. Here’s the editorial staff’s lame response. You can argue forever about who is right and who is wrong. Or how far back to go to determine who started the hostilities. Or how much worse it is or isn’t to kill civilians

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Video: Libyan Minders Bundle Off Protester In Front of Shocked Journos

With Gaddafi’s goons preventing foreign journos from leaving Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel to freely cover the unrest, one opponent of the regime did something extremely brave. A distraught woman identifying herself as Eman al-Obeidy simply walked into the hotel as reporters were eating breakfast and began telling them she had been raped by government soldiers. And as she

Dueling Spin Over Rising Palestinian Violence

These two analyses over the rising violence couldn’t be more opposite. Who to believe? Reuters? There is no obvious connection between the suddenly surge of violence and revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain, or the civil war and Western military intervention in Libya. Western diplomats Wednesday said they were unable to point with confidence

Gadaffi, MSM, Can’t Find Civilian Casualties

Col. Gadaffi’s says Western airstrikes on Libya are killing lots of civilians. Robert Gates calls Gadaffi a liar. As David Wood explains, it can be difficult for coalition pilots to discern between Gadaffi loyalists, rebels and civilians, so could the dictator be right? Well, a troupe of foreign reporters and their government minders went looking for civilian

Pro-Israel Blog-Off: The Great Eight

Aussie Dave just announced the winner of the Pro-Israel Blog-Off’s final match of round one. Congratulations to Yisrael Medad. We’re down to eight bloggers, and the competition’s going to get more intense. So stay tuned for more blog posts, videos and podcasts, and good luck to the blog-off’s “Great Eight.” 7 Agorot Challah Hu Akbar CiFWatch

Melanie Phillips Under Investigation?

Let’s clear the air before the UK press muddies the waters even more. A few days ago, in a blog post titled Armchair Barbarism, Melanie Phillips describes the terrorists responsible for the Itamar massacre as “savages.” Although The Guardian reports that the UK Press Complaints Commission is “investigating” her post, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson confirms otherwise:

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