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If there’s one favor Russia and China have done for us all lately, it’s been to reduce the United Nations to glaring irrelevance in the Syria conflict. Due to these two, there has been no Security Council resolution proposing to deal with Syria, and it looks like there won’t be. Repeated emergency meetings and draft resolutions have all arrived at a big nothing.
Personally, Murdoc does not agree with the calls to disband the UN or to get the US out of the UN. The UN has a purpose: it’s a sort of club house for ambassadors and such.
We just need to remember that it’s more like the Delta Sky Club at an airport where businessmen get together for free drinks and chat than it is like an office where work gets done.
According to NavyTimes.com, the USS Stout (DDG 55) is headed toward the Mediterranean to bolster the US presence in the area. Just in case.
It was previously reported that the carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is going to be kept in the Indian Ocean after being relieved by the USS Truman (CVN 75). Just in case.
Is this what progress looks like in Saudi Arabia? The kingdom is considering ending execution by beheading in favor of firing squads, reports the Egyptian English-language news website Ahram Online. A committee consisting of representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Justice and Health says there are shortages in government swordsmen and argue that a change to execution by firing squad would not violate Islamic law, the Saudi daily newspaper al-Youm writes. According to an official statement from the committee, “This solution seems practical, especially in light of shortages in official swordsmen or their belated arrival to execution yards in some incidents.”