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Posts on 10/20/18

The Khashoggi Death and Saudi Royal Politics

(Edward Jajko, USA, 10/20/18 4:18 pm) As of today, Saturday October 20, the Saudis have admitted to the death, within their Istanbul consulate, of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, supposedly during a fight, and have arrested more than 20 i ...

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Did Stalin`s Purges and Famines Help His War Effort?

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 10/20/18 11:44 am) To answer Gary Moore's question (19 October) about whether killing off millions of people did something useful for the Soviet war effort: In my opinion, definitely not. Human resou ...

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Well-Intentioned Dictators? Time to Leave

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/20/18 5:11 am) Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich's latest post posed some facts logically devastating about the probably good intentions for imposing sanctions. Consider the grim reality of the results, such as the death ...

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Khashoggi Case: The Facts are Clear

(Istvan Simon, USA, 10/20/18 4:11 am) I am somewhat baffled by the speculation around Jamal Khashoggi's murder in WAIS. Unless the reports in the press are completely inaccurate and fake, which I find very unlikely, it is fairly clear ...

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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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