The Kensington Review

16 January 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 7
US Anti-Terror Strike in Pakistan Kills 18 Non-Terrorists -- The intelligence said that Al Qaeda’s number two man, Ayman al-Zawahiri was there. The US quickly ordered up an air strike in Pakistan’s mountains to kill him. Five children, five women and eight men died. It appears Mr. al-Zawahiri was either not there any more, or never was. Senator Evan Bay (D-IN) asked, “it’s a regrettable situation, but what else are we supposed to do?” The Muslim political parties of Pakistan have suggestions.

Kuwait’s Emir Dies, Succession Smooth So Far -- Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah was not a household name in the US, but he was one of America’s closest allies in the Arab world. The ruler of Kuwait since December 1977, he was the man America, under George Bush the Elder, put back in power after kicking the invading Saddamites from Iraq out of Kuwait. His successor, former crown prince Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, now takes over. Sheikh Saad, unfortunately, is 76 and may be diabetic. For now, things are peaceful.

Guidant Board Backs J&J’s Offer -- When is a bid for $71 a share better value to current stockholders than $73 a share? That is the question the Guidant board can now answer. A lower bid is better for its stockholders when Johnson & Johnson is making it. Guidant’s board has chosen the J&J bid at $71 a share over Boston Scientific’s $73 a share..

Stardust Returns as a NASA Triumph -- Stardust has been a hotel in Las Vegas, a song by Hoagy Carmichael and part of a lesser known Glam Rocker’s stage name (Alvin Stardust was born Bernard Jewry – which explains the name change). Now, though, it is one of NASA’s most impressive robotic missions. It proves once again that humanity’s place in space is on Earth, sitting at mission control.

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