Afghan Votes Excluded; Airstrike Investigated; Rescue Criticized

The U.N.-backed Afghan Election Fraud Commission has excluded votes from 83 polling places, Associated Press.

A Nato probe of the airstrike that targeted two stolen fuel tankers near Kunduz, Afghanistan and also resulted in significant civilians casualties has determined that the German Nato commander who ordered the strike overstepped his bounds, AFP.

Nato’s also been criticized regarding the rescue of kidnapped journalist Stephen Farrell. Farrell’s translator, the Afghan journalist Sultan Munadi was killed in the rescue along with two other civilians and a British solider, CNN.

Japan’s death row conditions are so harsh that many prisoners are going insane reports Amnesty International. 102 people are currently on death row in Japan where criminal trials have a 99% conviction rate. Prisoners are completely isolated and are not allowed out of their cells except  brief exercise sessions. One man has been on death row for 40 years, BBC News.

A stampede at a crowded school in Delhi, India resulted in the death of 5 girls and injured at leat 30, IBN.

A Republican member of the California Assembly, Michael Duvall, resigned yesterday after he was inadvertently recorded bragging about affairs he was having with two women, New York Times.

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2 responses to “Afghan Votes Excluded; Airstrike Investigated; Rescue Criticized

  1. Paul

    “Family Values” California state assemblyman representing Orange County, Republican Michael D. Duvall, resigns for apparently not cheating on his wife. Well you have to take his word for it, or maybe believe that hypocrisy has been bred in. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. He is just another name that can be added to the list of Republican 2009 summer of love: Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), SC Board of Ed Chair, Kristin Maguire.

  2. Paul

    But let’s get back to the real problem of political corruption, does anyone think this will get investigated and that things he voted on will need to be affirmed by the remaining members or will nothing happen? Do I hear Tammy Wynette, “Stand By Your Man” playing in the background? I remember not so long ago that other Orange County song favorite, “Stand By Your Tan” (for Tan Nguyen). But that’s another Orange County fool.

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