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  •  You seem to be the only reporter on this subject, (3+ / 0-)
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    mookins, montecristo, Clay Claiborne

    although I can't be sure.  My busy life keeps me off this blog quite a bit these days.

    Breaking news is breaking news.  Perhaps there is some kind of jealousy going on that compels people to attack your posts - I have no idea.  

    But when you are the only reporter with his finger on the pulse in a place as pivotal and uncertain as is Syria, you have every right to use "Breaking" on a daily basis.

    Yours are one of the posts I always look for.  Thanks for keeping an eye on things for those of us who care but have so little time.

    Do you have any info on the attack at the Gaza checkpoint?  NPR was ascribing it to Hamas, which simply didn't make sense to me.  At any rate, it's an excuse for the Egyptian military to clamp down on that recently loosened border - which had offered a little hope for the deprived and oppressed people of the Gaza Strip.

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    by Gustogirl on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 11:42:42 PM PDT

    •  Pretty much my sentiments too, Gustogirl (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Thank you for your comments (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't know what the real story on the Gaza checkpoint is.

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      by Clay Claiborne on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 06:50:22 AM PDT

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    •  NATO propaganda. If that's all you want to read, (1+ / 0-)
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      go for it.

      "The Global War on Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 07:55:37 AM PDT

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    •  BigAl is right. Much of their reporting is (2+ / 0-)
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      propaganda. They have too many connections with corporations and government.

      NPR: National Public Radio Or National Propaganda Radio?

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