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Sticks and Stones? Or Drones?

Are drones leading us to war? Albert Einstein once said that he didn’t know how World War III would be fought, though he did know about World War IV – with sticks and stones. He was warning us that our escalation of nuclear weapons would lead to a war where very little – and very few – were left standing. Today, what would Einstein think of the recent escalation of combat drones? Defense planners argue that drones save lives, sparing those who would’ve had to fight the enemy face to face, or gun-sight to gun-sight. Now, with drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial...

Lines continued to flow in Mecca for the annual Hajj, despite the recent stampede which claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims. (BBC World News) 0

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Over 700 people have been declared dead following a stampede during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca, yesterday, around 7:00 PM GMT. Over two million pilgrims were lined up to perform the final rite of throwing stones at a pillar representing the Devil during the celebration, when the incident occurred. The lines stretched across a valley, where witnesses observed the two lines converging on one another approximately 3 miles away from Mecca. Temperatures we said to have been as high as 114 degrees Fahrenheit during the event. This...