The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is guarded by gross perverts
Construction of the largest embassy on Earth
will shortly be completed in Iraq. Roughly the size of Vatican City, and previously estimated to cost nearly 1 billion, (later reduced to a mere 592 million
), this remarkable feat of engineering "...will have its own water wells, electricity plant and wastewater-treatment facility, 'systems to allow 100 percent independence from city utilities,' says the report..."
Sweden sends ambassadors to Second Life,
becoming "the first country to establish diplomatic representation in the virtual reality world..."
CNN reports that Jakarta has been bombed.
Here's the explosion cloud rising
. Here's a shot of Plaza 89 after the explosion
, and here's another
from a different perspective. Has flickr beaten textamerica
in the race to beat CNN? Are ma_girl
so different that they must use moblog services to suit their personalities or is it something else? How much specialization and differentation can we expect in the moblog arena? Will there be moblog streams of current events like this bombing in Jakarta? Will tagging
suffice for such a task
? Or is this just another terrorist bombing in Jakarta
, I'm up late, and found a photo from a bombing before the story even broke on any of the major news sites? Ennui.
That makes four bombings
in the last six days in Turkey. Pro-intervention or anti-invasion, I can't tell what I think anymore.
On this day, 23 years ago, thousands of radical Iranian students, demanding the return of the shah, overran the U.S. embassy and took about 90 people captive
. Most Iranian officials and even ordinary people supported their action. However, today about %75 of Iranians
want better relations with U.S.
The U.S. Embassy in Manila
may have been the target of a simultaneous attack. (this is a rumor, NBC has stated that two men were found videotaping the embassy, and they were questioned, released, and then they fled to Thailand. Bomb-making materials were found in their home.)
U.S. Embassy bomber given life sentence.
This is kind of the flipside of the McVeigh execution; Saudi man helps bomb the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi which kills 213 people. Jury cannot agree to execute him, as some believe he would become a martyr for the cause, and others believe this wouldn't "alleviate the suffering of the victims or family members". Why is this any different from the McVeigh situation?