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Monday, May 9, 2011

World News!

  • Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani will be addressing his nation about the US infiltration of Pakistan and the killing of Osama Bin Laden last week, and is expected to deliver a stern warning against further military missions inside Pakistan by foreign forces.  The main opposition party is not impressed.  "We want resignations," stated an official of the Pakistan Muslim League, "not half-baked explanations."
  • Tanks, snipers, and infantry have cordoned off a suburb of Damascus and have begun a house by house sweep for pro-democracy protesters.  Electricity and telephone services have been cut, and "heavy gunfire" is being reported.  The number of civilians killed has not been confirmed.  The ICC chief prosecutor has not yet indicated whether he will seek warrants for the arrest of any Syrian top officials.
United States
[1]  Surely you remember this one?  The news item from Friday in which the Department of Homeland Security stated "We have no information of any imminent terrorist threat to the US rail sector"?
[2]  No word yet on whether or not the US government will be taking additional steps to "provide a greater level of security to the public" such as restricting internet content, banning groups in excess of ten individuals from meeting, confiscating firearms, requiring homeowners to house soldiers, or suspending warrants.

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