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Widow Supports Inquiry Into Death of Alexander Litvinenko

"[The inquiry by the British government would include] an investigation into the involvement of the Russian state in his murder, which is exactly what I want."

Twenty-two days after swallowing a radioactive isotope placed in his tea, Litvinenko died In a British hospital. A former KGB/FSB official, he had just become a British citizen and was a harsh critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, whom Marina Litvinenko believes shares responsibility for her husband's death.


Green Movement's Big Issue Losing Support

"In Washington, 'climate change' has become a lightning rod. It's a four-letter word."

Andrew Hoffman, the director of the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Sustainable Development, claims that political and public backing for the claim that humans are causing global warming has faded dramatically.

Afghan Official Disagrees With U.S. Military's Rosy Assessment

"Just look at the attacks in the last two days, including Panjshir, one of the most secure areas of the country. How can they talk about achievements?"

Mohammad Naim Lalai Hamidzai, a member of Parliament from Kandahar and Chairman of its Internal Security Committee, sharply disputes the pronouncements of U.S. military officials about progress being made against the Taliban.

Good Question Goes Virtually Unanswered

"Does the administration not sec at ail how a president asserting that he has the right to kill an American citizen without due process, and that he's not going to even explain why he thinks he has that right, is troublesome to some people?"


ABC reporter Jake Tapper posed this question about the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by U.S. forces. The only answer he got from White House spokesman .Jay Carney avoided the question and stated, "Fm not going to ... discuss the circumstances of his death."

Egyptian Army Running Amok

"The liberal elite was so blinded by the fear of Islamists taking over that they were willing to accept the security blanket of the army. But Sunday's massacre [of Coptic Christians] was a turning point because they saw what the army was capable of-- brutality that came as a very early reminder of what things were like under Mubarak."

As executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Hossam Bahgat worries about the growing power and direction of his country's military arm.

No Fan of Making Law by Executive Order

"[If I were President] I would abolish all executive orders, all past executive orders, and my next executive order would be to abolish the executive order."

Interviewed on the set of his GBTV program, Glenn Beck rightly claims that an executive order directed at the executive branch is proper but one directed at other government branches or the citizens of America is unconstitutional.

Extremely Negative About Global-warming Claims

"Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life."

Before he passed away a year ago, noted physicist Hal Lewis was one of several scientists who resigned from the pro-global warming American Physical Society, the second-largest organization of physicists in the world.


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Author:McManus, John F.
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Date:Nov 7, 2011
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