January 30, 2015 8:19 am -


OTTAWA (Reuters) – The wife of a Saudi rights activist, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes last year, said Thursday her husband’s health had worsened after the first round of flogging and that he could not possibly survive the full punishment. Raif Badawi, a blogger and founder of the “Free Saudi Liberals” website, received 50 lashes…

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

2 responses to Health Of Flogged Saudi Blogger In Decline

  1. edmeyer_able January 30th, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Maybe we could have taken the high ground had Texas not executed a man w/an IQ of 67 this week, or held innocent people in prison for 20, 30 years. Or if we didn’t torture prisoners who gave no useful information.
    Quite possibly we could regain the moral high ground once more if we tried those people who lied us into an immoral war and who were ultimately responsible for the torture of POW’s but the chance of that happening are slim and none.

    • fancypants January 30th, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Im sticking to the suggestion 911 wouldn’t have happened had we kept our money and military out of Saudi Arabia since the oil has been under our dirt for centuries and extracting it hasn’t changed in over 100 years but who am I to say ?