Thursday, December 18, 2008

In the News: Dec-18

Texas student accused of graduation terror threat - 18 Dec 2008 at 2:48pm - BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Lamar University doctoral student was charged with making a terroristic threat after allegedly sending an e-mail threatening to violently disrupt Saturday's commencement ceremony because he was upset he couldn't graduate.
Is there any crime that cannot now be called "terrorism"?

Disputed U.S. House Raid in Afghanistan Elevates Tension - 18 Dec 2008 at 2:51pm - Americans called the raid a successful counterterrorism strike, while Afghans said it left three civilians dead and two wounded, including a boy bitten by an attack dog.

Gates asks anew for plan to close Guantanamo - 18 Dec 2008 at 2:58pm - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked for an updated proposal for closing the controversial prison holding terrorist suspects in Cuba in case President-elect Barack Obama asks for one soon after taking office.

U.S. general drafts troop withdrawal plan for Iraq - 18 Dec 2008 at 12:45pm - The top U.S. general in Iraq has made initial recommendations about how to begin withdrawing the nearly 150,000 U.S. forces there.

Report Says Iraq May Ban Blackwater - 18 Dec 2008 at 12:01pm - The security contractor?s license may not be renewed next year to protect American diplomats in Baghdad.

'Orderly' auto bankruptcy is option: White House - 18 Dec 2008 at 11:36am - The White House is consider an "orderly" bankruptcy for car companies as one of the options it is examining for the industry, according to a spokeswoman for U.S. President George W. Bush.

Thought for the day:
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. -Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)


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