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, […]
Pipes: Bush Will Attack Iran If A Democrat Wins The White House»
… said he believes that President Bush will attack Iran if a Democrat wins the White House in November. During an interview posted at the National Review Online, Pipes said that the U.S. and its allies should tell Tehran to […]
(WSWS) — An Israeli press report that US President George W. Bush intends to launch a military attack on Iran before he leaves office at the beginning of next year prompted a heated denial from the White House Tuesday.
The article, which appeared in Tuesday’s Jerusalem Post, cited a report on Israeli […]
NEW YORK — The Bush administration is sending mixed signals to the new Pakistani government over its talks with militants, troubled by the failure of past deals but reluctant to publicly criticize its key ally in the war on terror.
“We’re watching closely,” a State Department official said yesterday. “The Pakistani government has […]
BEIJING (Reuters) – China is concerned by U.S. plans to shoot down an ailing spy satellite and is considering what “preventative measures” to take, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.“The Chinese government is paying close attention to how the situation develops and demands the U.S. side fulfill its international obligations and avoids […]
OpEd: Home Sick and watching C-Span … more people should watch this circus.
The great shift in the economy has bound the hands of the middle class the USA used to be so proud of.
Secretary of Treasury Paulson states that extending unemployment benefits would discourage seeking employment. He also supports cutting benefits […]
Incoming! Duck and Cover – Turkey Bombs Iraq
Turkish warplanes have bombed suspected Kurdish rebel bases deep inside northern Iraq – in what appears the first time fighter jets have been used.
The PKK itself reportedly announced on an internet site that five of its fighters and two […]
Haji Bashaar Noorzai is an ally the USA double crossed after making empty promises then arrested. Haji Bashar Noorzai, the burly, bearded leader of one of Afghanistan’s largest and most troublesome tribes, was not on a mission to case New York City for a terrorist attack. On the contrary, Noorzai, a […]
State Dept. Tries Blog Diplomacy
The State Department, departing from traditional public diplomacy techniques, has what it calls a three-person, “digital outreach team” posting entries in Arabic on “influential” Arabic blogs to challenge misrepresentations of the United States and promote moderate views among Islamic youths in the […]