The strange case of nicholas berg

Because there are many uncertainties about the execution of the young American in Iraq, which was made public on a video, and the US authorities are stonewalling, conspiracy theories and speculations are once again flourishing

Occasionally, things seem to be timed so well that mistrust thrives when, moreover, reliable information is lacking. Since the 11.9. the uncertainty has become gross and the trust in governments and media has become low, strengthened naturally by the many lists, swindles, spin stagings and sneakings, by which above all the US government has distinguished itself (turmoil around conspiracy theories). The skepticism is meanwhile gross.

For example, conspiracy theories have been rife in connection with the capture of Hussein (US government again in propaganda war)?). And now, when the video showing the murder of the young American as revenge for the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners appeared just at the time when the U.S. government was in a serious crisis because of the mistreatment, it is no different. In fact, the filmed execution seems to have turned the mood around in the U.S. and elsewhere. If the photos of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners were practically propaganda for the resistance and al-Qaeda, now the al-Qaeda video serves propaganda purposes for the U.S. government, which was quick to exploit it. In the Arab world, the execution was mostly condemned, commentators also express disagreement because it helps the Americans.

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Thaw in the caribbean

Cuba and the USA dare a historic rapprochement. Now President Obama must get serious and end the blockade

Within a few hours, the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, which has been deadlocked for decades, has changed fundamentally. According to an apparently carefully planned schedule, the release of imprisoned intelligence officers from both sides was announced and carried out yesterday in Washington and Havana.

Thaw in the caribbean

U.S. President Obama during his declaration on Cuba. Image: Screenshot of the video of the White House

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Are certain bacteria suitable for space travel?

During the SERTS mission to study UV radiation, two species of bacteria are also exposed to it

A rocket launches today for a short flight from White Sands Missile Range, bringing the Solar Extreme Ultraviolet Research Telescope and Spectrograph (SERTS) to an altitude of 300 kilometers. The main focus of the study is the radiation-forming uppermost atmosphere of the sun, the so-called solar corona. But this time we are also testing the "Space suitability" by microorganisms.

The SERTS mission also serves to calibrate instruments on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) probe. During the flight, a spectrometer will be used to study radiation in the extreme ultraviolet range (UV-C). Waves of this length, which are shielded by the Earth’s atmosphere, the ozone layer, emanate from the solar corona with temperatures between one and three million degrees Celsius. Since ultraviolet radiation cannot be detected from Earth, it can only be measured above the ozone layer. The light beams will be bundled and projected onto the spectrometer with a special telescope, which will also have two "Window" contains, in order to take pictures of the sun. Data is collected for just six minutes before the spacecraft is parachuted back to Earth for a total flight of only 15 minutes.

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Pirate hunting also in the country

The Bundestag decides on the participation of the Bundeswehr in the EU operation Atalanta and thus on the participation in a new military adventure to Afghanistan

On Friday, the Bundestag will decide whether the German Armed Forces should participate in the EU operation Atalanta, which aims to militarily combat pirates in Somalia (EU launches military operation against pirates off Somalia). The cost of the one-year participation is said to be 45 million euros. The German government wants to participate in the operation with a frigate and up to 1400 soldiers. What is new now, however, is that pirates can be hunted not only at sea, but also on Somali territory, following a US Security Council decision at the urging of the USA.

The primary purpose is to ensure the supply of food to Somalis through the World Food Program, but this is of course only the reason to justify in general the use of the Navy against pirates, actually not necessarily military opponents, but criminals. Ships in general are to be protected in this important maritime trabe. The German government’s justification also makes this clear:

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Comebacks of the little heroes

Comebacks of the little heroes

Ghost Hunter and Ghost Hunted (artwork)

"Luigi’s Mansion 2" for the 3DS and "Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time" for the PS3 and PS Vita

"Luigi’s Mansion" from Nintendo was a launch title on the GameCube in 2002. Fans of the charming action-adventure game had to wait over 10 years for the successor, which has now been released for the 3DS. Sony’s cheeky Jump-And-Run hero "Sly Cooper" was already dead, because the developers of Sucker Punch were completely devoted to the "Infamous"-games dedicated. Its comeback after eight years is thanks to Sanzaru Games, which previously ported the PS2 trilogy as HD versions to the PS3. Despite the long break Luigi and Sly look pleasantly fresh.

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