Saturday, March 31, 2012


Yemen clashes 'leave dozens dead' in south

Some 30 people have been killed in clashes between suspected al-Qaeda militants and the army in Yemen's south, officials say.

At least 17 soldiers and 12 suspected militants were killed.

A military official said the rebels had occupied an army post in Mallah, Lahij province, and the government responded with artillery fire and air attacks.

Islamist militants have renewed attacks on the army since President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi took office last month.

President Hadi has made fighting al-Qaeda one of his top priorities.

The militants have taken advantage of a year of anti-government protests and have been locked in deadly battles with the army for months.

One military official told AFP that in the latest fighting "two army tanks and three al-Qaeda vehicles were destroyed".

He said several soldiers had been seized by al-Qaeda.

Will the UN blame their grievances on Israel?

Three deadly explosions hit Yala in southern Thailand, officials say

At least eight people have been killed in three explosions in the southern Thai province of Yala, officials say.

Yala Governor Dejrat Simsiri said the blasts occurred over 10 minutes at around midday (06:00 BST) in the commercial district of Yala city.

He said two of the bombs were hidden in motorcycles and the third in a car.

Thailand's three southern-most provinces have been plagued by bomb attacks and shootings since 2004, when a separatist campaign reignited.

"We are not sure which group of suspected Muslim insurgents were behind this but we are looking," Mr Dejrat said.

The Associated Press and Reuters news agencies put the death toll from Saturday's bombings at eight, with around 70 wounded. AFP quoted a nurse in the emergency unit of Yala provincial hospital as saying nine people had died.

"There are nine dead now and 112 injured people sent to our hospital," the hospital worker told AFP.

Thai police told AFP a policeman had also been injured in a separate motorcycle attack in Mae Lan in neighbouring Pattani province.

Thai officials said another explosion on Saturday - at a hotel in the city of Hat Yai, Songkhla province - was due to a gas leak and unrelated to the attacks, Associated Press reported.

More than 4,300 people have been killed in the violence in southern Thailand. As of 2011, the Thai army had 60,000 forces stationed in the region to tackle the insurgency.

Thailand annexed the three provinces - Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani - in 1902, but the majority of people there are Muslim and speak a Malay dialect, in contrast with the Buddhists in the rest of the country who speak Thai.

Critics accuse the government of failing to address the grievances of these residents.

A look inside the asylum...replaced by Client number 9. Bwahahaha

Current TV Dismisses Keith Olbermann

Current TVKeith Olbermann during the Jan. 5 episode of “Countdown” on Current TV.

10:06 p.m. | Updated For nearly a year now, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have been building their liberal cable news channel, Current TV, with the mercurial television anchorman Keith Olbermann at its center.

This week, the center collapsed.

Current said on Friday afternoon that it had fired Mr. Olbermann — one of the nation’s most prominent progressive speakers — just a year into his five-year, $50 million contract. It was the culmination of months of murky disputes between Mr. Olbermann and the channel that he was supposed to save from the throes of ratings oblivion.

Yet as inevitable as it might have seemed to some in the television business who know the long history of antipathy between Mr. Olbermann and his employers, it was nonetheless shocking to his fans, to his detractors and to staff members at Current when the announcement was made.

Forty-five minutes afterward, in a stream of Twitter messages, Mr. Olbermann threatened to take legal action against the channel and said its claims about him were untrue. In part because of the prospect of litigation, executives at Current declined to comment on the firing on Friday. But they immediately named as his replacement Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York, who took over Mr. Olbermann’s 8 p.m. time slot on Friday night.

By replacing Mr. Olbermann, Mr. Spitzer is getting a second shot at an 8 p.m. talk show; in 2010, two years after he resigned the governorship after he admitted having patronized a prostitution ring, he led a short-lived show on CNN. It was canceled in mid-2011.

In a letter posted on Current’s Web site, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt wrote, “We are confident that our viewers will be able to count on Governor Spitzer to deliver critical information on a daily basis.”

With those words — “on a daily basis” — the founders of Current hinted at one of the reasons for Mr. Olbermann’s termination.

He clashed early and often with Mr. Hyatt, and especially with David Bohrman, a former CNN executive who was installed as president of Current last summer. The clashes became visible when Mr. Olbermann started anchoring his program, “Countdown,” in front of a funereal black backdrop, apparently out of frustration about technical difficulties.

Mr. Olbermann also declined Current’s requests to host special hours of primary election coverage in January, causing lawyers from both sides to intercede. Eventually an election coverage plan was cobbled together, but in January and February, he continued to miss many days of work, as he himself acknowledged on his Twitter page. He attributed some of his absences to throat problems.

In public, Current remained supportive of Mr. Olbermann, whom Mr. Hyatt called “the big gun in our lineup” during an interview on March 5 to promote new political programming on weekday mornings.

“It’s all on top of his shoulders,” Mr. Hyatt said, even as he added new programs, in part as a hedge against the possibility of Mr. Olbermann’s departure.

Behind the scenes, tensions were mounting. That same day, the eve of the Super Tuesday Republican primaries, Mr. Olbermann decided to take a vacation day despite a warning from Current that it would constitute a breach of contract, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who insisted on anonymity because this person was not authorized to speak on the record.

In a termination letter on Thursday morning, Current cited “unauthorized absences” as one of the reasons. It also cited a failure to promote the channel and disparagement of the channel’s executives.

Mr. Olbermann, however, has said he has been very careful to fulfill the terms of his contract. On Twitter on Friday afternoon, he apologized to his fans for joining Current at all, calling it “a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part, but in retrospect a foolish one.”

He encouraged people to “read of a previous occasion Mr. Hyatt found himself in court for having unjustly fired an employee,” and linked to a New York Times article from 1990 that reported on a ruling against Mr. Hyatt’s firm that found that it had illegally removed the head of its Philadelphia office, Clarence B. Cain, after learning he had AIDS.

To many in the television business, the separation was not a question of if, but when. Mr. Olbermann has a history of abruptly and angrily leaving jobs, dating back at least to his days at ESPN, where he was a co-anchor of “SportsCenter” in the 1990s.

Fourteen months ago, Mr. Olbermann abruptly left MSNBC, where he had worked for eight years. There, he nearly single-handedly gave the channel an identity as a liberal counterweight to Fox News — just as Current hoped he would do for it — but he also alienated staff members.

Executives at MSNBC had no public reaction on Friday to Mr. Olbermann’s departure from another channel. But Nielsen ratings demonstrate that Mr. Olbermann was not able to recreate his success there.

In his 40 weeks on Current TV, he had an average of 177,000 viewers at 8 p.m., down from the roughly one million that he had each night on MSNBC. Just 57,000 of those viewers on any given night were between the ages of 25 and 54, the coveted advertising demographic for cable news. Still, Mr. Olbermann ranked as the highest-rated program on Current.

Speculation immediately turned on Friday to what Mr. Olbermann might or might not do next, given that he has moved jobs so many times in the past. Media critics and opponents of Mr. Olbermann’s cracked jokes online about public-access TV and door-to-door visits. For the moment, he at least has Twitter, where he has 377,000 followers.

As the news of his firing reverberated Friday night, his representatives were able to secure him a big-time (albeit one-time) gig: next Tuesday he’ll be the lead guest on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Would you buy any product that required assembly by these buffoons?

Will the race hustlers be blamed? The media? The President?

7 California boys arrested in attack on teen

Still bowing

Obama Administration Won’t Prosecute Saudi It Claims Threatened to ‘Blow Up White House’

Friday, March 30, 2012

Jew hatred

Argentina's Carlos Menem faces bombing trial

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem is to stand trial for allegedly obstructing an investigation into an attack on a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires, officials have said.

Argentina blamed on the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah for the 1994 bombing, which killed 85 people.

But prosecutors say evidence indicating the involvement of local accomplices in the attack was covered up.

No-one has ever been convicted of the car bombing.

The attack on the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association took place on 18 July, 1994, during Carlos Menem's first term in office as president.

The bombing demolished the seven-storey cultural centre.

Argentine prosecutors said Iran planned and financed the attack, and that a Hezbollah cell carried it out.

The prosecutors say there is evidence that the Argentine intelligence services and security forces helped cover up the tracks of local accomplices of the attackers.

Mr Menem was initially accused of a cover-up in 2009, but has never faced trial.

As well as Mr Menem, the former judge in charge of the investigation, Juan Jose Galeano, has been ordered to stand trial for obstructing the investigation.

So too have the former heads of the intelligence service, Hugo Anzorreguy and Juan Carlos Anchezar, and two commanders of the federal police.

The federal magistrate in charge of the case, Ariel Lijo, said Mr Menem overstepped the powers accorded by the constitution and local laws.

In his statement, the magistrate said that Mr Menem - the son of Syrian immigrants - put pressure on Mr Galeano to abandon inquiries into the possible involvement in the attack of a Syrian-Argentine businessman, Alberto Kanoore Edul.

Kanoore Edul, who died in 2010, was a friend of Mr Menem's family; he always denied any involvement in the attack.

Mr Menem, 81, was president of Argentina from 1989 to 1999.

He is currently serving as a senator in the Congress in Buenos Aires.

If found guilty, he would have to be impeached by his fellow senators in order to serve a jail sentence.

For the left opposition is a mental disorder.

Climate Change Skepticism a Sickness That Must be “Treated,” Says Professor

Remember how in the old USSR complaining about the wonderful socialist paradise could get you put in a mental institution because who but a mad person would not see the wonders of the Marxist heaven. How much power do you want these people to have over your life.

Huffington champion of the Occupy Wall Street crowd and friend of the working stiff.

Unpaid bloggers' lawsuit versus Huffington Post tossed

Now why would Obama nominate an anti capitalist...we all know.

Obama’s Pick for World Bank Hates Capitalism

Imagine if President Obama appointed radical Noam Chomsky, who has denounced capitalism as a “murderously destructive catastrophe,” to head up a committee on economic growth. That’s less of a stretch than it may seem, considering Obama’s nominee to head the World Bank, current Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim.

Kim’s expertise is in health policy, so little is known about his views on economic development, the World Bank’s primary purpose. What is on the public record, however, is deeply troubling. A case in point is a collection of studies that Kim co-edited in 2000, Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor. The grim title accurately reflects the book’s radical central premise, namely that capitalism and economic growth is bad for the poor across the world. The introduction, which Kim co-authored with several other academics, states the point bluntly: “The studies in this book present evidence that the quest for growth in GDP and corporate profits has in fact worsened the lives of millions of women and men.”

In this vein, the authors go on to dismiss “neoliberalism” – the preferred left-wing academic pejorative for free trade and free markets – as a failure, particularly for the world’s poor. “Even where neoliberal policy measures have succeeded in stimulating economic growth, growth’s benefits have not gone to those living in ‘dire poverty,’ one-fourth of the world’s population,” the authors assert.

If economic growth hurts the poor, especially in the Third World, what helps their cause? The book answers that question with a chapter touting what it considers a true success: communist Cuba’s health-care system. As the chapter’s author tells it, Cuba’s health care is supposedly on par with that of the United States, an achievement made “possible because of a govern­mental commitment not only to health in the narrow sense but to social equality and social justice.” Relying on bogus statistics from the Cuban government and distorting the extreme inequities of Cuban health care, where few of Cuba’s poor can either afford or obtain either medicine or doctors’ treatment, the study is revealing mostly of the ideological extremism of its author. Indeed, it might well have been written by Chomsky, which in fact it was: the author is Aviva Chomsky, Noam Chomsky’s eldest daughter. Noam Chomsky himself is quoted in the book’s conclusion, which cites his dismissal of economic growth as “efforts to make people feel helpless.” The book’s authors, including Jim Yong Kim, seem to agree.

They could hardly be more wrong. In fact, there is overwhelming evidence that economic growth raises income levels, which in turn reduces poverty and improves the lot of the global poor. Much of that evidence has been documented by the World Bank, the very institution that Kim has been tapped to lead. Earlier this month, for instance, the World Bank released a report documenting a decline in the poverty rate of the poor in all the regions of the developing world. The finding is especially striking because it comes amidst a global downturn. Economic growth accounts for much of this astounding progress.

And that progress is truly impressive. In 1990, 52 percent of the population in the developing world lived below the poverty rate of $1.25 a day. That number was halved by 2008, when 22 percent lived below the poverty rate. Progress has been most dramatic in East Asia, particularly China, which has seen the greatest surge in economic growth. In the 1980s, according to the World Bank report, East Asia had the world’s highest poverty rate, with 77 percent of the population living below the poverty rate as recently as 1981. By 2008, that number had plunged to 14 percent. The report points out that in China alone, 662 million people are no longer living poverty. Not only is no one “dying” due to economic growth, but literally millions of lives have been bettered thanks to economic gains.

China may be the most spectacular example of economic growth’s unmatched capacity to improve the lives of the poor, but it is not an exception. Africa, so long associated with extreme poverty, is also making strides on poverty reduction thanks to economic growth. In a 2010 study, economics professors Maxim Pinkovskiy and Xavier Sala-i-Martin found that, as a result of sustained economic growth over the past 15 years, Africa has experienced a consistent decline in poverty – so consistent that, if trends hold, Africa could reach the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people earning less than $1 a day between 1990 and 2015 by next year, two years ahead of schedule.

Africa’s success is especially noteworthy because it has not been limited to countries with natural resources, such as South Africa’s diamonds or Nigerian oil. On the contrary, the authors note that poverty has fallen “for both landlocked and coastal countries, for mineral-rich and mineral-poor countries, for countries with favorable and unfavorable agriculture, for countries with different colonizers, and for countries with varying degrees of exposure to the African slave trade. The benefits of growth were so widely distributed that African inequality actually fell substantially.”

Poverty reduction through economic growth is thus one of the great success stories of recent decades. And that work is not done. Even with the recent rate of economic progress, an estimated one billion people across the world will still live on less than $1.25 per day in 2015. Achieving sustained reduction in poverty will remain the great cause of the 21st century.

Yet it’s hard to see how the World Bank will help that cause if led by an open critic of economic growth like Jim Yong Kim. The bank doesn’t lack its critics, to be sure, and there is considerable debate about whether the institution is really effective. But it’s hard to see how its reputation will be redeemed by a World Bank president who seems to believe that the greatest danger to the global poor comes from the only proven strategy to improve the quality of their lives.

Obama is China's oil enabler

Cavuto: It's time to stop selective outrage

By Neil Cavuto

Jews stick together from a black man when over 90% of blacks voted for Obama.


The reputation of Chicago and hoodies

13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night

"The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said."

Obama still an impediment to drilling


Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years:
The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell notes that a planned lease sale, which the administration cancelled last year, will now be put off until at least 2018. As you might expect, Republicans were not impressed with the decision:
"The president's actions have closed an entire new area to drilling on his watch and cheats Virginians out of thousands of jobs," said Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee. The announcement "continues the president's election-year political ploy of giving speeches and talking about drilling after having spent the first three years in office blocking, delaying and driving up the cost of producing energy in America," he said.
Finally, given that this is the Obama administration, you won't be surprised to learn that oil and gas exploration is not the only aim of the survey:
In addition to assessing how much oil and natural gas is in the area, seismic testing would help determine the best places for wind turbines and other renewable energy projects, locate sand and gravel for restoring eroding coastal areas, and identify cultural artifacts such as historic sunken ships.
The Post reports that environmentalists are already opposing the survey which, conveniently, won't begin until after the election.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Vint Cerf attacks European internet policy

Mr Cerf, often called the father of the internet, said that the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ online was “not possible to achieve”. He told The Telegraph, “You can’t go out and remove content from everybody’s computer just because you want the world to forget about something. I don’t think it’s a practical proposition at all.”

European regulators have yet to clarify precisely what their “right to be forgotten” would mean, but European Commissioner Viviane Reding has said that she expects it to give web users new controls over information, such as posts or pictures on social networks, that appears about them online. It raises the prospect of Facebook or Google, where Mr Cerf now works, being forced to ensure images or posts that an individual objects to are no longer accessible on the web.

Britain's Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith recently told a seminar for lawyers that he had "difficulty in working out what the new rights are", saying the right to be forgotten contained "an element of political gesturing".

Mr Cerf warned “It’s very, very hard to get the internet to forget things that you don’t want it to remember because it’s easy to download and copy and reupload files again later.”

He added that “The analogue [equivalent of this digital idea] is terrifying; if somebody said ‘I want everyone to forget about this book that I published because it’s embarrassing’, how would you implement that? You would have to break in to people’s homes and take the book off the bookshelves. There’s some legal issues with that and it seems to me that it shouldn’t be any easier in the online world.”

Mr Cerf said that implementing ill-thought out legislation risked encouraging "contempt for the law" among citizens.

Lawyers have raised the prospect of the European Commission turning Google and Facebook into “global internet policemen”, operating on pain of financial penalties totalling up to 2 per cent of their global turnover per offence. They said such companies would simply no longer be able to operate under such conditions.

Mr Cerf was speaking to The Daily Telegraph to mark the opening of the new Life Online Gallery at Bradford’s National Media Museum, which will look specifically at the impact of the web on life in Britain. He said that the gallery highlighted that the true impact of the internet had only just begun to be felt, and emphasised the importance of preserving and analysing the world’s digital evolution.

“I am very concerned we won’t understand the evolution of technology and its impact on society if we don’t try to record what’s going on,” he said. “It’s not just a matter of factual record, it’s analysis and insight into how things change as a result of technology.”

Mr Cerf added that without such museums, the phenomenon of ‘bitrot’, where new computers are unable to read what is on older machines, would “make the 20th century look very cloudy in the 22nd.”He said he hoped that new online services would be able to continue to emulate older machines.

In the future, Mr Cerf said that he thought new conventions for online behaviour would emerge. “People who take pictures and post them on the net might want to think twice, because someone might take a picture of them in a compromising situation too,” he claimed. “The question is what rules do we want to adopt in this online environment and I don’t think we know yet.”

He said he believed that the vast amount of information now online placed a duty on parents to encourage children in “the art of critical thinking, whether it’s about what they read on the web, in books or see on television”.

A step towards 1984 and the urge to recreate history in the image of the government. Remember how Stalin had the fallen from grace Politbureau members edited out of historical photos.

It's good to be a third world potentate in America

The Obama Women Are in Vegas

"You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer's dime."

Obama's anti Israel campaign

Bolton accuses administration of leaking story on Israeli planning along Iran border

Canada ups retirement age in bid to balance budget

Is this a way to go around the Constitutional prohibition against using the military inside the US

The Department Of Homeland Security Is Buying 450 Million New Bullets

The left was very concerned in 2008 but I bet you won't hear from Amy Goodman now they're in power. The Posse Commmitatus law of 1875 seems as dead today as the DoDo.

Islamists in England


Democratic Congressman and Senators on Constitutional Authority for the ACA

From Volokh:

Most of us know that when then-Speaker Pelosi was asked where the Constitution gives Congress the power to enact an “individual mandate,” she replied with a mocking “are you serious? Are you serious?”
Here are a few more pearls of constitutional wisdom from our elected representatives.
Rep. Conyers cited the “Good and Welfare Clause” as the source of Congress’s authority [there is no such clause].
Rep. Stark responded, “the federal government can do most anything in this country.”
Rep. Clyburn  replied, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do. How about [you] show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?”
Rep. Hare said “I don’t worry about the Constitution on this, to be honest [...] It doesn’t matter to me.” When asked, “Where in the Constitution does it give you the authority …?” He replied, “I don’t know.”
Sen. Akaka said he “not aware” of which Constitutional provision authorizes the healthcare bill.
Sen. Leahy added, “We have plenty of authority. Are you saying there’s no authority?”
Sen. Landrieu told a questioner, “I’ll leave that up to the constitutional lawyers on our staff.”
Something to keep in mind when someone argues that the Supreme Court should defer to the constitutional wisdom of its coequal branches.

Since members of Congress take an oath swearing to uphold the constitution, the above members should be impeached, since they obviously have no intention of complying with that oath and seem not even to know what the document says. Since a good number of them are lawyers as well, they should be disbarred also.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Let's get this out in public.

House panel clears way for administration subpoenas on drilling, coal reg probes

Arrogance on display

Photo ID and fraud

Is The New Photo ID Requirement For College Entrance Exams A Form Of Student Suppression?

Why stop there? Expand entitlements. Escalades for all

Progressive Caucus Budget Proposes $2.9 Trillion Spending Hike

Women in Pakistan

Acid Attack Victim Fakhra Yunus Commits Suicide

PHOTO: Pakistani acid victim Fakhra Yunus is seen before and after her attack in this undated video

A woman who became the disfigured face of the shunned and forgotten women of Pakistan committed suicide, jumping from her sixth floor apartment window in Italy last week.

Fakhra Yunus was only 22 when her husband of three years, Bilal Khar, a member of Pakistan's politically elite Khar family, allegedly threw acid on her face while she slept, the Asian Correspondent reported.

When Yunus and Khar met, she had been working as a prostitute, and the two soon married in 1998.

But almost immediately, Khar began abusing her, and Yunus suffered at his hands for nearly three years before she ran away, according to reports. Khar soon allegedly located and attacked her in 2000, but he has not been arrested and maintains his innocence.

The Washington Post noted that Yunus became the face of violence against women in the country after Pakistani activist Tehmina Durrani, author of "My Feudal Lord," helped Yunus escape to Rome and get treatment for her disfigurement. Durrani is known to speak out against the injustices women face in Muslim society. Over the years, Yunus underwent 38 facial reconstructive and plastic surgeries after the attack.

Durrani wrote of Yunus in The News Daily, "I have met many acid victims. Never have I seen one as completely disfigured as Fakhra. She had not just become faceless; her body had also melted to the bone. Despite her stark and hopeless condition, the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was not in the least God-fearing. She was provided nothing...but disdain...and trashed."

Acid attacks are prevalent in certain parts of Asia. According to the New York Times' Nicholas D. Kristof, whoreported in 2008 that attacks were then at an all-time high in Pakistan, they are often the work of husbands who attack their wives as a form of revenge for refusing sexual advances or other proposals.

More than 7,000 deliberate burning attacks against women were recorded by the Progressive Women's Association of Pakistan in just two Pakistani towns between 1994 and 2008, according to Kristof's report. Only 2 percent of those cases were successfully prosecuted, he said.

Yunus' death came only a month after the documentary, "Saving Face," won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. The film, which chronicles the lives of women who have suffered such attacks, was said to have given Yunus hope for the future.

While plastic surgeons are continuously making strides to improve reconstructive plastic surgery procedures for victims like Yunus, it's difficult to imagine the emotional and psychological scars that remain, Dr. Malcolm Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, told

"Our face defines us, provides information about our age, gender, and ethnicity, and is central to communication and our recognition by others," said Roth. "Individuals that fall outside of appearance norms due to severe facial deformity or disfigurement often experience psychological suffering and social isolation. We can only hope that awareness of the impact of these heinous crimes and the devastating suffering for the victims will discourage such further acts."

Of Yunus' 38 reconstructive procedures, experts say plastic surgeons likely resurfaced her face with skin grafts or free flaps. Dr. Garry Brody, professor of plastic surgery at the University of Southern California, said plastic surgeons are able to take tissue from an unburned area of the body, stretch it out with a balloon, and then use one sheet to cover the entire face.

"The face's expression is largely diminished, but it's quite an improvement," said Brody. "The survival rate is high for the procedure."

Psychological treatment typically goes hand-in-hand with reconstructive surgery, Brody said. "It is usually a team approach."

Nevertheless, the psychological scars may remain, even if the physical scars have been mended.

In the Washington Post article on Yunus, Durrani quoted an Italian professor who assisted in Yunus' recovery, "I tried to mend her physical scars, but was unable to heal her soul."

Yunus' body was buried Sunday, according to News Daily, which also reported that she left a written message saying that she was committing suicide because of the silence and atrocities committed by Pakistani leaders.