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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 […]

We Saw This Coming President Musharraf, Bush Is Next

Rice Speaks With Pakistan’s Musharraf Guardian Unlimited, UK – 1 hour ago From AP By MATTHEW LEE AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at length late Wednesday with Pakistani President Gen. …

Musharraf could declare emergency TVNZ, New Zealand – 2 hours ago Private Pakistani television channels reported […]

Just Another Day: Military, Civilian Body Count

Following are the latest figures for military deaths in Iraq and Iraqi civilians killed in attacks since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003:

U.S.-LED COALITION FORCES:

United States 3,646

Britain 163

Other nations 129

IRAQIS:

Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#

Civilians Between 67,945 and 74,336* This is the most disputed number!

Iraq […]

Bush, Still The Most Dangerous Friend A Country Can Have

Pakistan hits out at U.S. terrorism stance By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent: Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pakistan hit back on Sunday at U.S. critics of its fight against terrorism, insisting its army was best suited to hunt for Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda militants Washington believes enjoy safe haven […]

Al-Qaeda: Sunni vs Shia Threatens Iran – Spreading Fires

Al-Qaeda threatens war against Iran

Al Jazeera: MONDAY, JULY 09, 2007 7:13 MECCA TIME, 4:13 GMT

The leader of an al-Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq, who was thought to have been killed by US forces, has threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shias in Iraq within […]

Our Founding Fathers Would Be In Guantanamo

Op-Ed: Our Founding Fathers were Freedom Fighters …

My ancestors are traced back to the 1600’s, immigrating to this continent on boats from England and Ireland. Several of them fought in the American Revolution – I have documents and letters from one who was injured, became ill and had to return home to […]