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Posts on 10/19/18

How Productive Was Stalin`s War Industry? From Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 10/19/18 4:13 am) Gary Moore writes: My quest to demystify some Large Historical Numbers takes me back to Cameron Sawyer's valuable statement (September 26) on Stalin-era productiv ...

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How Effective are Sanctions?

(Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, USA, 10/19/18 3:23 am) I am delighted to see that topic of sanctions has gained some traction on WAIS. Sanctions have been described as many things by various players. Alternate to war, prelude to war, war itself, ...

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Are There Baha`i Texts for Children? Baha`u`llah`s "The Hidden Words"

(Vincent Littrell, USA, 10/19/18 3:06 am) On 9 October John Eipper asked, "Are there ‘living English' versions of [Baha'I scripture]--say, to make them more accessible to children?" The short answer to ...

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Posts on 10/18/18

And the Demented Nobel Goes To...

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 10/18/18 2:32 pm) The question of who is history's greatest monster (see Gary Moore, 18 October) is macabre, like a bizarre Oscar or a demented Nobel. Ian Johnson takes up the challenge in the New York Re ...

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Khashoggi Case: Some Nagging Questions

(A. J. Cave, USA, 10/18/18 8:02 am) I think we have to wait for some sort of official Saudi and Turkish reports on what has happened to Khashoggi. They are investigating on the scene now and should have something soon. Without solid ev ...

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Sanctions Have Nothing to do with Terrorism

(Istvan Simon, USA, 10/18/18 3:47 am) In reply to Eugenio Battaglia (October 15th), sanctions have zero to do with terrorism. That sanctions are terrorism is a distortion of the meaning of terrorism beyond recognition. No ...

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Death Tolls from Herod to Stalin; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 10/18/18 3:31 am) Gary Moore writes: My thanks to Harry Papasotiriou (October 17) for his reply on the number of infants King Herod is said to have killed--resonating with David Duggan ...

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Posts on 10/17/18

Khashoggi Case: Nothing is as It Appears on the Surface

(A. J. Cave, USA, 10/17/18 12:39 pm) As of this writing (Monday afternoon, Silicon Valley time), other than hearsay, there isn't much in terms of actual concrete evidence to explain the disappearance of the Saudi journalist and court ...

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Herod`s Death Toll?

(Harry Papasotiriou, Greece, 10/17/18 3:18 am) In response to Gary Moore (October 16th), the "Holy Infants" said to have been slaughtered by order of Herod are remembered in the Greek Orthodox liturgy of 29 December. But the liturgy men ...

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A Separate Patriarch of Kiev

(David Duggan, USA, 10/17/18 2:55 am) The recognition of a separate patriarchate of Kiev has more than symbolic import for Christians globally, and geo-political realities specifically. To understand, a mini-deep dive into Ukraine-Russian ...

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