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Tony Blair and Bill Clinton Globalize ‘Faith’ and ‘Community’

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By SHARON K. GILBERT
September 25, 2008

WITH ALL THE monumental spin surrounding the looming, United States financial crisis, most would be hard-pressed to notice two potent little events taking place this week: The annual meeting of The Clinton Global Initiative and a special, online event from The Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

According to a letter at the Faith Foundation website, September 25th, 2008 marks the ‘the midway point for achieving the goals [Millennium Development Goals] by 2015′. Continue reading

16 Dead? Did 21 US Soldiers Attempt ‘Mass Suicide’ in Iraq?

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By SHARON K. GILBERT
September 10, 2008

HERE’S A STORY we might not hear on the nightly news — assuming it’s true. According to PressTV and Alalam (both Iranian news sources), 21 US Airborne Division soldiers attempted mass suicide after dinner one evening in Iraq. The details are murky at best — no specific unit information is given, nor are we told the city where this took place. PressTV claims to have gleaned its scant information from a Fars News Agency story, but a quick search at FNA’s website has turned up no related articles. Mind you, I searched the English language version of FNA, so it’s possible the Farsi version would have found the article.

While it’s disturbing enough to read that 21 US soldiers may have tried to commit mass suicide (5 are said to have survived, leaving 16 dead), the description of their condition is even more disturbing: Continue reading