Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wasting his time or ours

"The logic that they can persuade us to negotiate through sanctions is just a failure,"
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — Monday, 26 July, 2010

Did Saddam ever taunt us like this? I mean, the argument from appeasers and co. has always been that sanctions equal an effective means of getting someone's attention. Then you have Russia saying (convincingly) they will only drive them away from the table. Similarly you have China sabotaging efforts to bring North Korea to talks. Read more »

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

'The Game of Death'

The wise of this world will never understand.

A while ago, I heard about this and fully intended to post about it. Considering the months that have intervened, perhaps its old news to some. This french "game show" was a new twist on an old experiment which was designed to test the limits of human decency.
(Unsuspecting contestants) were urged on by a baying studio audience and a well-known TV hostess to give electric shocks, up to fatal levels, to an unseen, screaming contestant if he gave the wrong answer to a question.
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