Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mubarak may be executed...

       "Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could be executed if he is convicted of ordering the killing of protesters", Egypt's justice minister says. "One of the charges he is facing is complicity in the killing of martyrs and issuing the orders for premeditated the killing of those people," said Justice Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz al-Juindy. "This is a charge with a harsh punishment -- the death penalty."

      "A judge may have mercy if there is a reason for that, but I don't think in this case there is any argument for clemency whatsoever," the minister added, calling it "a horrible crime, to kill 800 citizens who were asking for their rights and hoping to topple a corrupt regime that caused the ruin of Egypt."

Mubarak resigned in the face of popular protests in February after more than 30 years in power. which probably led him to get angry and kill them.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Afgan pilot opens fire on Americans in Kabul; 9 dead

           Eight U.S. service members and an American civilian contractor were killed Wednesday in a shooting at an Afghan air force installation in Kabul.The Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack and said they had been working with the shooter for some time, a claim that NATO denied.

         The shooting started at the air force compound at North Kabul International Airport, after an argument between the Afghan pilot and an international colleague. The NATO-led force said the Afghan military pilot opened fire on international trainers and a "gunfight" elapsed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Radiation lowered for the sea of Japan

        Radioactive iodine levels in the seawater around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has lowered immensely. The workers plugged a water leak believed to be from its damaged reactor, the plant's owner said Wednesday night.
"Stopping the flow of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean was a key victory for workers who have struggled to keep the earthquake-damaged plant's reactors from overheating for nearly four weeks". 
The iodine-131 levels got to be as high as 7.5 million times legal standards in water directly behind the plant after the leak was discovered Saturday. They had lowered the levels to less than 4 percent of that amount in the 24 hours before the leak had been cut off Wednesday morning, according to figures released by Tokyo Electric.
Yet the top Japanese officials warned the fight was far from over.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Survival of the fitest

Yesterday morning around seven thirty a riot broke out in downtown San Diego. San Diego Chief of police Bruce Willis stated the break out was due to the predicted holdout on tax returns for the next seventeen years. The riot came completely out of the blue catching the senators and Governor Schwarzenigger off guard when at lunch at Chucky Cheese's. "I was very displeased with the way my Monday morning lunch was interrupted" Arnold told reports. He also apologized for whipping people across the room with his cyborg body and blowing up the ones that tried to run away with rpgs he had hid earlier in the ball pit. i agreed it was unethical and he with try to never let it happen again.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earthquake hits Myanmar near China

A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The quake hit in eastern Myanmar, about 55 miles north of Chiang Rai, Thailand, the survey reported.It had a magnitude of 6.8, the survey said, revising the estimate down from an initial reading of 7.0.The Geological Survey initially said the quake had a depth of 142 miles , but it later showed its estimate to say the quake was 6 miles deep, putting it fairly close to the surface. A destructive tsunami is not expected, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. In advice to government agencies, the center said the quake "is located too far inland and too deep inside the earth to generate a tsunami in the Indian Ocean."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rradical gone Rogue

        A man who shot and killed two American troops in Germany Wednesday was a recently radicalized Muslim whose aim was to kill American troops, a German official said Thursday.He seems to have worked alone in his efforts to remove  american troops but had spent time on local radical Islamist websites, said Boris Rhein, interior minister of the German state of Hesse, where the shooting took place.  The 21-year-old man from Kosovo is in custody after two U.S. airmen were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting on a U.S. military bus at Frankfurt Airport.The suspect is named Arid Uka, from the northern town of Mitrovica, Kosovo's interior minister, Bajram Rexhepi stated, citing the U.S. Embassy in Pristina as his source.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

        Friends and family of Jean and Scott Adam -- avid sailors killed by pirates while on a round-the-world boating adventure, mourned their losses Wednesday. The Adams, along with fellow sailors Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, were found dead after U.S. forces boarded their hijacked yacht around 1 a.m. yesterday.
         The 58-foot yacht, named the Quest, was being shadowed by the military after pirates took the ship off the coast of Oman on Friday.The forces responded after a RPG was fired at a U.S. Navy ship about 600 yards away. The RPG missed and the sound of gunfire could be heard on board the Quest, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters. Two pirates were found dead on board the Quest, he said. While clearing the vessel, U.S. forces killed two others, one with a knife, Fox said. Thirteen others were captured and detained along with the other two already on board the U.S. Navy ship. Nineteen pirates were involved altogether, he said.