Tuesday, February 20

World

Second Opinion

The Age, 19th February 2007, morning edition:
WORLD opinion emphatically rejects the idea that Islam and the West are heading for an inevitable clash of civilisations, according to an ambitious poll of public attitudes across 27 countries, commissioned by The Age and the BBC World Service.
The Age, 19th February 2007, afternoon edition:
India train blasts an 'act of terror'
Twin blasts aboard a train bound from India to Pakistan that killed at least 64 people were probably "an act of terror", a spokesman for India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says.
Southern Thailand bomb attacks kill three
At least 28 bombs exploded in apparently coordinated attacks in parts of southern Thailand plagued by a Muslim insurgency, killing at least three people and wounding more than 50, the military said.
Baghdad bombings leave 60 dead
A double car bombing ripped through a crowded Baghdad market today, killing at least 60 people and wounding scores more in a first vicious blow to the city's new US-led security operation.
Russian McDonald's rocked by blast
An explosion caused by a suspected bomb in a McDonald's restaurant in Russia's second city of St Petersburg on Sunday injured at least five people, officials said.*
Seems that some people can't be bothered to read the paper.

* The Russian attack has not been tied to Muslim extremists, but from the same article:

Anti-Moscow rebels linked to Russia's Chechnya region have mounted a spate of bomb attacks on civilians in Russia but there have been no major attack outside the turbulent North Caucasus region for more than two years.

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1 Technically I suppose it's true. We are not "heading for" a clash. IT has already begun.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at Tuesday, February 20 2007 09:42 AM (Z3kjO)

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Methinks the clash started hundreds of years ago.  As the "motto" on Gates of Vienna says, "We are in a new phase of a very old war."

Good catch Pixy

Posted by: GM Roper at Tuesday, February 20 2007 08:18 PM (S60yG)

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They've never gotten over loosing the Crusades and the Battle of Granada.   

I guess the World didn't get the Qaeda memo outlining their goal of taking over the world or it's alternative:  anhilation.   

Posted by: michele at Tuesday, February 20 2007 10:22 PM (Lrt1F)

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