June 2010

Former Spy Amazed Moscow engaged heavily in espionage against Washington.

Former Soviet spy Oleg Kalugin, who headed KGB operations in the United States in the 1970s and later left Russia to live in America, told CNN Tuesday he is “amazed” that Moscow is engaging so heavily in espionage against Washington. Reacting to the recent arrests of 11 alleged Russian spies, Kalugin said that getting the …

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Flying Car a Step Closer to Reality

by Mike Krumboltz Weird-looking cars are a dime a dozen. Far less common are weird-looking cars that can also fly AND have approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. Indeed, as far as we know, there’s only one of those babies: The Terrafugia Transition. The private aircraft/funky-looking car has been in the news before. But the …

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Sotheby’s Sale Elephant God of Wealth

By KELLY CROW Sotheby’sContemporary artist Bharti Kher’s work “The Skin Speaks a Language Not Its Own” sold for £993,250. Hindu’s elephant god of wealth, Ganesh, once inspired contemporary-art star Bharti Kher to create a huge, fiberglass elephant lying slumped on the floor, possibly dying or napping. The artwork sends mixed signals, and the same could …

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Israel’s ‘unspoken alliance’

FOCUS: INTERVIEW Israel’s ‘unspoken alliance’ By Laila El-Haddad Author says there are both similarities and differences between the actions of the Apartheid government in South Africa and those of the Israeli government [EPA] Sasha Polakow-Suransky, a senior editor at Foreign Affairs, poured through 7,000 pages of never-before-seen classified South African documents while researching his book, …

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Israel becoming a moral burden

FOCUS: OPINION The roots of Israeli exceptionalism By Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti Aggression immersed in victimhood is a striking reality of the Israeli discourse An American academic once told me: “Many people in the Islamic world think America does not believe in human rights, but they are wrong; America believes in human rights indeed, the problem …

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US warships stationed off Iranian coast

As we first reported, in an article that was met with much original skepticism, the Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal, and is now likely awaiting orders to support the escalation in the Persian Gulf. The attached image from shows the latest positioning of US aircraft …

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