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Are al-Qa’ida and the Taliban driven by the desire to help others?, Eagle Eye

Are al-Qa’ida and the Taliban driven by the desire to help others?

A worthy entry at number 602 in the chart of Questions to Which the Answer is No is supplied by Aditya Chakrabortty at The Guardian.
It is actually an interesting article about research by psychologists and economists into the motivations of suicide bombers. Although it is spoiled by Chakrabortty’s apparent endorsement of the facile conclusions one [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 10:54 am

There is nothing normal about celebrating death, The Foreign Desk

There is nothing normal about celebrating death

I thought justice was about bringing people to trial for crimes they have committed, not targeted assassinations.  It seems I was wrong.  I thought disdain for Britain and the US was born from our imperialist foreign policy, not one man recording video messages.  It seems I was wrong.  First, NATO bomb Libya and kill three [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 9:58 am

Online House Hunter: Dealing with the little problems, Property

Online House Hunter: Dealing with the little problems

Websites can help you find your new home – and flag up problems with potential homes ranging from anti-social behaviour to a broken street light. Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver reports.

By | Property | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 7:05 am

Prince Charles is an “eco-hypocrite,” film-maker claims, The Foreign Desk

Prince Charles is an “eco-hypocrite,” film-maker claims

The film “Prince Charles, hypocrite” was released on YouTube earlier today. It highlights some of the inconsistencies involved in a very wealthy royal, who lives in several palaces, demanding that his subjects “live with less.”

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 4:22 am

Justice for Bin Laden?, Eagle Eye

Justice for Bin Laden?

Norman Geras asks a rare and unexpected Question to Which the Answer is Yes But Not in That Way.
The usual moonbats around the internet will conform to Sadie Smith’s Law, which is that [Osama bin Laden's Death][Big News Story] Will Prove Us All Right, by saying that what happened in Abbottabad (which sounds like an English [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 7:02 pm

Premier League review: Manchester United and Chelsea get ready for seismic summit meeting, Sport

Premier League review: Manchester United and Chelsea get ready for seismic summit meeting

Get set for Seismic Sunday. After Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey stroked the ball home to defeat the Red Devils and tangle with Manchester United’s plan of imminently taking the title, thoughts swiftly shifted to 8 May.

By | Sport | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 12:04 pm

The royal torture chamber, Eagle Eye

The royal torture chamber

The Royal Family doesn’t stir up the media monster. The monster doesn’t need stirring up. It wants blood and will have it no matter how this dysfunctional family tries to manage its public profile.

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 10:54 am

Review of Doctor Who ‘Day of the Moon’, Notebook

Review of Doctor Who ‘Day of the Moon’

So, The Silence finally fell via a spot of post-hypnotic suggestion. River kisses the Doctor for the last time as they continue to travel down their timelines in opposite directions. And Amy may or may not be pregnant, but probably is, with said child having a “time head” or rather a Time Lord head not to mention body.

By | Notebook | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 3:33 am

Film suggests that Banksy’s elephant DID bring misery to a homeless man, Arts

Film suggests that Banksy’s elephant DID bring misery to a homeless man

In March, I wrote about the strange history of a water-tank by the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles which had been jollified by the street artist Banksy during a recent visit to Southern California, with the words “this looks a bit like an elephant.”

By | Arts, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 2 May 2011 at 3:21 am

Blair on the Royal Family, Eagle Eye

Blair on the Royal Family

I write about why Tony Blair and Gordon Brown might not have been invited to the royal wedding in The Independent on Sunday today.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 5:49 pm

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