Bruce Auster http://kunm.org en Fiery British Imam Found Guilty Of Terrorism Charges http://kunm.org/post/fiery-british-imam-found-guilty-terrorism-charges Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>In New York, a jury has found a British imam guilty on 11 counts of terrorism. Abu Hamza al-Masri was a fiery speaker at a London mosque and he's seen as an inspiration to people who later became familiar names in terror cases. People like attempted shoe bomber Richard Reid, who visited that mosque. Mon, 19 May 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Bruce Auster 45451 at http://kunm.org With A Citizen In The Crosshairs, Where's The Line Drawn For Drones? http://kunm.org/post/citizen-crosshairs-wheres-line-drawn-drones Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>The public is getting a glimpse of what's been a top secret debate in the Obama administration: Whether to target and kill a suspected terrorist with a drone strike. The administration hasn't revealed the suspect's identity, but he's reported to be an American citizen living in Pakistan. Among the many legal questions that raises is this one: Does a U.S. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Bruce Auster 41306 at http://kunm.org A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped http://kunm.org/post/possible-explanation-how-us-diplomats-call-was-tapped An American diplomat got in trouble for saying something, well, undiplomatic.<p>Victoria Nuland, a top State Department official, thought she was having a private phone conversation. She was speaking about developments in Ukraine with the U.S. ambassador to that country, Geoffrey Pyatt. And she was speaking bluntly, even using a not-so-choice word about America's European allies.<p>It turned out their conversation <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/06/272556045/leaked-phone-call-offers-not-so-diplomatic-u-s-view-of-eu">was being recorded</a>. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 13:26:00 +0000 Bruce Auster 41079 at http://kunm.org A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped The Sky Isn't Falling Over The Korean Peninsula — Yet http://kunm.org/post/sky-isnt-falling-over-korean-peninsula-yet Almost every day, there's <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=126922963" target="_blank">some new threat out of North Korea</a>.<p>It's hard to determine how seriously to take these threats. War on the Korean Peninsula could be catastrophic, so the bluster can't be dismissed. On the other hand, North Korea has a long history of hyperbole, of making threats it doesn't follow through on.<p>This week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government upped the ante. The country's military claims to have "ratified" or approved the idea of striking the U.S. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:04:00 +0000 Bruce Auster 27324 at http://kunm.org The Sky Isn't Falling Over The Korean Peninsula — Yet