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Past articles and links of importance:
Finding Order in the Orwellian Chaos ~ link ~ This is an excellent article that I strongly recommend. Stirling
Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band at Stirling Castle ~ link ~ Official site ~ link
Palestinian UN statehood bid: Live updates ~ link
Israel deploys forces ahead of UN bid ~ link ~ Deploying forces, something that Israel is good at. Making a solid lasting peace, something that Israel is not so good at. Stirling
“We will be heightening security by one level in general. This is being coordinated by the military, border police and Israel police,” AFP quoted Mickey Rosenfeld, a police spokesperson, as saying.
The 22,000 forces represent two-thirds of Israel's entire police force and the alert level has been raised to three, which is one point below the war time level. The heightened level is anticipated to be in place until early Saturday.
Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces ~ link ~ Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian in the West Bank on Friday during a confrontation between Palestinians and settlers in the village of Qusra, a local Palestinian official said.
Hany Abu Murad, the mayor of the village where the violence occurred, named the dead person as Essam Kamal Badran, 35. The incident occurred in Qusra, southeast of the Palestinian city of Nablus.
Bill Clinton: Netanyahu isn't interested in Mideast peace deal ~ link ~ How about that, Slick Willie and I agree on something! Stirling
Two other soldiers were killed in another road side bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan. No information has been available on the nationalities of the soldiers.