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Afghanistan: Sloppy Warfare, Civilian Deaths Is Wrong Message

Afghanistan dangerously off the radar

It’s hardly an anniversary many will register, but last week marked 30 years since President Jimmy Carter authorised the first covert CIA operations against the government of Afghanistan.

By backing the anti-Communist mujahideen and creating civil unrest, the plan was to provoke a Soviet invasion and thus, […]

Prove Me Wrong – Cheney Eyes Iran Using Mad Cowboy George

Cheney builds an explosive case

WASHINGTON – For many months, the propaganda line that explosively formed projectiles (EFPs) that could penetrate United States armored vehicles were coming straight from Iran has been embraced publicly by the entire George W Bush administration. But when that argument was proposed internally by military officials […]

Bush Legacy: What Should Be The First Chapter

When it comes to power, the Bush administration has always firmly believed two things: first, the President should have more of it; and second, international institutions like the U.N. should have less of it. In that respect, the landmark ruling on U.S. treaty commitments handed down by the Supreme Court Tuesday seems […]

What More Can We Do To Ruin Our Military?

Military Doctors Withholding Treatment from Soldiers with Mental Health Problems The military is denying crucial care to soldiers, making them vulnerable on the battlefield.

Since 9/11, one Army division has spent more time in Iraq than any other group of soldiers: the 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, New York.

Over […]

Self Destruction Does Not Win Wars

Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.

BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve […]

Climate Change vs Terrorists – Which One Are We Prepared For?

Prior to the release of the the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

This fourth and final assessment — the so-called synthesis report — seeks to combine lessons from all three (prior reports). Its conclusions are culled from data contained in the thousands of pages that were essentially technical supplements to […]

Global Shift In Wealth May Not Include America

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth

Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits

High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than […]

Consumer Product Safety And Their Lobby Friends

With the ever growing list of products that will kill us or make us sick to the point of being hospitalized; it’s not shocking how these things happen. Once again the Bush administration exhibits their contempt for America. The Consumer Product Safety Commission the very agency that’s in charge of protect us, has […]

Saber Rattling Gets Louder With Consequences

Iran says documents show U.S. backing “terrorists”

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has access to evidence of U.S. support for terrorist groups in the Middle East, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Sunday.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran‘s military

Petraeus steps up accusations against […]

Whistleblowers Beware – They’re Out To Get All of Us

State Dept. Agents Say Jobs Were Threatened Investigators in IG Office Were Told Not to Cooperate With Probe of Their Boss, House Panel Alleges By Glenn Kessler and Karen DeYoung Washington PostTwo career investigators in the office of State Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard have charged that they were threatened with firing […]