During a discussion series on Monday at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., speaker and activist Kavita Ramdas argued that contraceptives should be part of a strategy to save the planet, calling lower birth rates a “common sense” part of a climate-change reduction strategy. …
Archive for March 4, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed “the elite media” for focusing on the contraception controversy that Rush Limbaugh escalated last week instead of reporting on the issues relevant to the campaign.
“I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the president’s apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion-dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression, and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of the week,” the former House speaker said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” read more
U.S. officials say they see Iran’s hand in the increasingly brutal crackdown on opposition strongholds in Syria, including evidence of Iranian military and intelligence support for government troops accused of mass executions and other atrocities in the past week.
Three U.S. officials with access to intelligence reports from the region described a spike in Iranian-supplied arms and other aid for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a time when the regime is mounting an unprecedented offensive to crush resistance in the key city of Homs.
- Fox: Iran stepping up its support to Syrian forces, US officials say: Iran is increasing its level of support to… (foxnews.com)
- Congressional Pro-israel Supporters Tell Obama: to ‘Avoid War’ Be Prepared to Wage It (middleeastatemporal.wordpress.com)
- Iran’s underground nuclear sites not immune to U.S. bunker-busters, experts say – The Washington Post (incaunipocrit.wordpress.com)
- Chess game: U.S. radar site monitoring Iran ‘operational’ in Turkey – U.S. boots on the ground (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)