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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, […]

Who Is Daniel Pipes? Bush Plans For Iran If Obama Wins

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 […]

Bush Promises War On IRAN, Then Denies It

(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 […]

Bush, The Appeaser “delivers nothing but a lousy speech”

(CBS/AP) Egypt’s state-owned press opened fire Saturday on U.S. President George W. Bush as he arrived for talks with regional leaders at the conclusion of a five-day Mideast tour.

The newspapers, whose management are all appointed by the government, criticized Mr. Bush’s speech Thursday in front of the Israeli […]

US Advocates Violence & Canada Seeks Diplomacy

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 […]

China: Concerned by U.S. Satellite Missile Plan

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 […]

Paulson Cheers Bush Budget – Reid Cites George Orwell

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 […]

First We Say No Then We Say Yes, Turkey Airstrike On Kurds

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 […]

War On Terror And Drugs Contradict Each Other, Makes More Enemies

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 […]

US State Deptartment Resorts To “Lets Talk” Diplomacy

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 […]