“Hezbollah can’t imagine a role for the Shia aside from being the ‘resistance’ of Lebanon,” Koteich said, “but it’s over. There’s nothing left to resist. They’re like communist parties in the former Soviet Union. They have their prisons, they have their bread, they have their hospitals, and that’s it.”
So if Assad falls in [...]
Neither view is entirely accurate. The real hero of Russia’s rescue was oil. The dramatic rise in the average Russian’s income has been a consequence not of Putin’s policies but of oil prices. The price of oil when Putin came to office was $27 a barrel. From that point, it began an almost unbroken rise [...]
Dubai used a mixture of high-tech razzle-dazzle and old-fashioned investigative work to crack the murder case Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
Lacking witnesses but blessed with hundreds of hours of video, the cops and spooks worked the case of the slain weapons smuggler like a movie in reverse.
If you were thinking about using bleach to disinfect your drinking water then you would be wrong. Bleach starts degrading after about 6 months which means you regularly need to replace your bleach bottle.
A better way to disinfect water is to use calcium hypochlorite powder instead of liquid bleach or sodium hypochlorite.
By-the-way, always [...]
But the riot late last year at the Kai Da factory in Dongguan, amid the grim industrial sprawl of the Pearl River Delta, was not an isolated incident. It was one of tens of thousands of protests, many erupting from the same mixture of economic grievances, resentment of police and swirling rumour.
The numbers have [...]
Those Canadians who hope to see the new Asian giants rival the U.S. in a few decades as the great global engine and the new big market for Canada simply do not realize that such a change would be an unmitigated disaster for us.
China is a brutal one-party dictatorship, a mixture of totalitarianism and [...]