al-Shabab, Ipilimumab, XBD173
al-Shabab back in Mogadishu
Police chief, Security minister & former Ambassador to Ethiopia killed in 2 days
I dont know if ICU promotes schools for girls, or midwife training - essential features of any state. I will ask my Somali friends, when I get to know them a little better. ...
I distrust USA backed regimes, such as Ethiopia, and ARPCT.
Adan Hashi Ayro was described in USA as ElQaida, and returning "with Hezbollah fighters" both absurd claims, indeed contradictory, adding to credibility, if you invert USA propaganda. (Hezbollah seem to have totally freaked out Washington/TelAviv ...upcountry Iranian accents have been described as Hezbollah,see Fisk who is somehow still on the ground in MiddleClass Tehran)
USA was gleeful when they killed Adan Hashi, just another "we bomb anywhere, fuck international law" of the BushObama junta. Way to make the world fearfull of planes/drones overhead
where al-Shabab [he youth] gets its support. The US has in the past accused Eritrea and some Arab nations of funding the conflict being waged by al-Shabab in Somalia. It is a claim Eritrea has vehemently denied....Glossary:
No doubt the death of Adan Hashi Ayro [May 08 not 09] will be a huge setback to the al-Shabab. He was not only their patron but chief militia trainer. Ayro hailed from one of the most influential clans in Southern Somalia
...ICU Islamic Courts Union (ICU)
...ARPCT US-backed Mogadishu-based warlords and businessmen known as the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism (ARPCT) now seems to be called Transitional Federal Government (TFG) "backed by Ethiopia, the United States, and the United Nations" (wikip)
The results were so startling that researchers decided to release details of the two cases before the drug trial..was complete. ..Mayo Clinic in Minnesota .......
.....after one infusion of the drug ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody that stimulates the immune system, given with conventional hormone therapy, their tumours shrank enough to be surgically removed. Both men have since made a full recovery..
...had a hard time finding any cancer. I have never seen anything like this before. The pathologists were floored."
....Ipilimumab.. being trialled on malignant melanoma, .Hodgkin's disease, lung cancer and prostate cancer. ....
the team gave XBD173 to rats twice a day for 5 days. When anxiety was chemically induced in the animals [!?!}, the compound seemed about as effective as a common benzodiazepine, alprazolam, at alleviating it (measured partly by the rats' interest in exploring or playing with other rats). But the side effects associated with benzodiazepines, such as drowsiness, were missing...
Next, the scientists turned to humans. .. a CCK-4 challenge. Here, a chemical called CCK-4 is injected and induces a panic attack [!?!], leading to feelings of intense anxiety, fear, sweating, nausea.
...71 healthy young men got a placebo, alprazolam, or XBD173 for 7 days. Then they were given CCK-4.. XBD173 worked about as well as alprazolam at relieving anxiety...far fewer problems than with alprazolam... 57% of those on alprazolam experienced withdrawal symptoms, compared with less than 7% on the new compound.
What fascinates me is the "CCk-4 challenge" - just what you always dreaded the SecretPolice would shoot you up with.. Or maybe the next RealityTV show?
meanwhile, I'll try to maintain my delight in "exploring and playing with other rats"
How to Copy?
We may never drive so far again, gone like the Concord