A Syrian Woman’s Story

Those of us who went to observe the Syrian election were dispersed across the country on Election Day.   Some went to cities in the war zones like Homs, Aleppo and Sweita.   For whatever reason, I chose to go to Tartous.   I want to see some ordinary people in a part of the country that was not under continuous threat. I […]

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Toxic Fumes

New rumors of the Assad Government using poison gas have emerged since Seymour Hersh published ‘The Red Line and the Rat Line‘, a detailed report connecting the dots from the poison gas attack on a suburb of Damascus held by members of the insurgency to Turkish government officials backing them.  Hersh could not publish his piece in the United States, […]

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Education for Dummys

Today David Swanson posted to his blog under the title “War for Dummys”.   I don’t want to offend anyone, but I once used a ‘UNIX for Dummys’ book to beat a co-worker at solving a mysterious problem.   It was kind of humiliating, but it was only 1 problem, and “I Won!”.   Learning ‘for Dummys’ is more a reference […]

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Mary Ellen O’Connell on Drones and Cyber Weapons Under Law and Morality

Mary Ellen O’Connell spoke at Le Moyne College on Wednesday Evening. Her Topic was: Drones, Cyber Weapons and Autonomous Robots, Law and Morality. Recording by Judy Bello, 3/26/14 My Flip ran out of juice just at the end of the talk, so I made an audio recording of the Q&A on my phone. Unfortunately it isn’t as loud as I […]

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A New Bermuda Triangle?

It looks like they are finally giving up on the Malaysian plane that disappeared once and for all.    There seems to be a consensus that the plane, for whatever reason, fell into the India Ocean.  And, it’s unlikely that the wreckage will be found.   And, if it is found, it will most likely be too late to retrieve any information […]

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