Greetings! The first issue of the New York Daily Times appeared on this day in 1851 (the newspaper’s name would later be changed to The New York Times).
❖ Adnan Latif , the 32-year old Yemeni citizen who died at Guantanamo on September 10th, was one of the first Guantanamo prisoners, captured in Afghanistan where he had gone to for medical treatment. He was “cleared to be released in 2004, 2007, 2009 and again in 2010″. Over half of Gitmo detainees are said to be cleared to leave, but they remain.
❖ There is a video that may show the late US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, being pulled out of the bomb wreckage by a group of men who subsequently rushed him to a local hospital, though attempts there to revive him failed. None of the rescuers knew who he was.
❖ “ Egypt’s general prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for Gainesville [FL] pastor Terry Jones, seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and referred them to trial on charges linked to” that “Innocence of Muslims” flick. Among them is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.
❖ Workers at the mine in Marikana, South Africa , have agreed to a 22% pay increase and are to return to work Thursday.
❖ Public Issue polled Greeks and “confirms what many fear most: that the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is on the rise and the vast majority of Greeks are opposed to the stringent austerity measures being dictated by the EU, ECB and IMF”.
❖ Putin has kicked the US Agency for International Development out of Russia.
❖ So, “ Chinese authorities have been playing both sides of the [China-Japan territorial dispute] by quietly encouraging recent anti-Japanese protests, then publicly reining them in.” Reining them in so they won’t