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Read this great tribune to the diplomacy of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and how he was personally responsible for the US-Iran talks. (Written by Christa Case Bryant) Full article here: “The Man Behind Secret US-Iran Talks: Sultan Qaboos“.
More details about the role HM Sultan Qaboos and the Sultanate of Oman played in US-Iran secret diplomacy here in this article from Associated Press.
I can’t believe that this hasn’t got more news coverage! Here is a post from another local blog called “Oman Coast“: ”Two Omanis Shoot 19 People Around Muscat“. Shocking! I’ve heard of quite a few cases of cats and dogs being injured and killed by hooligans with airguns in vicious drive by shootings. I figure it isn’t much of a leap to go from being cruel to animals to being cruel to humans. I certainly hope this will not be a growing trend!
It’s good to hear some follow-up about someone arrested here in the Sultanate for a change! The pervert who set up a spycam in Khoula hospital was an employee! They found more than 30 video clips on his computer. Imagine if you (or your wife or daughter!) were one of the people recorded by this sicko. Nasty! The court sentenced him to 3 years in prison in addition to a 5,000 rial fine (or about $13,000 US). Read about all the details here in yesterday’s Times of Oman article written by Fahad al Mukrashi. Now if only they would inform the public about the verdict concerning the 5 monsters that gang-raped the Asian lady in Sohar in March…
Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.