The Kensington Review

5 January 2004

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The US government has said that some foreign flights entering US airspace will be required to have armed air marshals on board. It is rare that a wise and measured response appropriate to the threat comes from Washington these days. This should have been done two years ago. Click here to read more.

The city of Bam, Iran, fell down, and last week was devoted to pulling the bodies from the rubble. With a death toll that began around 5,000 and reached 28,000 and up in a day or two, the entire world volunteered to help. The result was the first US civilian flights to the Islamic Republic since the Ayatollah Khomenei took his country down its current path. Some thought this might bring a thaw in relations between Iran and the US. Fat chance.Click here for more.
Quotation of the Moment:
"To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present, very few people have reached this level."
-- Bertrand Russell

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