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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


human trafficking, pedophilia news

1. seven arrests as police smash trafficking ring

Police in Sweden arrested seven people on Monday morning for their suspected role in a human trafficking network. Three suspects were arrested in Malmö in southern Sweden and four more suspects were detained in Stockholm County on suspicions of human trafficking and aggravated pimping.

The police said in a statement that the case involves a number of women who were subjected to human trafficking for sexual purposes during 2008 and 2009.

...The investigation against the suspects, who allegedly recruited their victims from west Africa, has been ongoing since the spring. The seven arrests took place through cooperative efforts between police in Skåne, Stockholm, and the National Criminal Investigation Department (Rikskriminalpolisen). Law enforcement authorities and organizations in other countries were also involved in the investigation.... Police also said they may arrest more people in the case.

read more @ the local

2. child snatchers in South Sudan

...A series of bloody raids this year has left many people in shock, and there has been a sharp increase in attacks apparently deliberately targeting women and children. At least 370 children have been snatched in southern Sudan during inter-ethnic violence this year alone, the United Nations estimates.

But other officials warn the total could be far larger. "The numbers of children taken over the years could go into thousands," said Kuol Manyang, the governor of Jonglei, one of the hardest-hit areas. "Often there are over 200 children abducted every year." ...More than 2,000 people have died and 250,000 have been displaced in inter-tribal violence across the mainly Christian south this year, the United Nations says. It is a higher rate of violent deaths than in Sudan's war-torn western region of Darfur. "We have survived war and hunger for many, many years," Mary Ojulo said. "But taking the children is the worst thing someone can do."

read more @ middle east online

3. former head coach of Australian swim team charged with pedophilia

Australian swimming is reeling from shock sexual abuse claims published on Monday. In an exclusive report, Sydney's Daily Telegraph says a former Australian swimming captain has alleged he was sexually abused by former Australias swimming coach Terry Buck, for seven years. Buck competed himself in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, before becoming national coach of the Australian team in 1976, a position he held for eight years until 1984. He then served as Australian team manager for the 1992 and 1996 games.

The former Olympic Gold medalist at the centre of the claims has told police he was 11 years old when the abuse began while he was a member of Sydney's Clovelly Surf Club, and it continued until he was 18. Buck was a life member of the Clovelly Club, was a national surf lifesaving title holder, and Australian representative.

The allegations against Buck were first made following the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, when the former Australian swimming captain contacted New South Wales Police. He detailed his allegations, and provided investigators with the names of 29 other athletes he believed had been abused. His own sworn statements were supported by statements from his younger brother, and one other person.

In all, at least four Olympic swimmers, including a renowned gold medallist, as well as two Australian surfing champions, are among the 29 names submitted to police.

Incredibly the police strike force set up to investigate the allegations was abandoned after some months, without being referred to the public prosecutor. The advice recorded on the closed file stated, "There is insufficient evidence to charge at this time in relation to the allegations made. The deciding matters in this case were the state of evidence. That is the age of the evidence, inconsistencies in the evidence and the failure of other victims to come forward. All of these matters were beyond control of the victims."

or not so more @ venezuela news

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