Free Again, Merchant Of Death Fights Extradition

Thais Drop Charges Against Arms Suspect

Viktor Bout, a 41-year-old Russian, faces several counts in the U.S. of “conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization” for allegedly arranging to sell and transport weapons, including portable surface-to-air missiles to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Lt. Gen. Phongphan Chayaphan, […]

Victor Bout: The Bad Man Who Knows Too Much

TOP Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout will stand trial in Bangkok before extradition to the US is looked at, police said yesterday.

Bout has been charged in New York with conspiring to sell weapons worth millions of dollars to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Consequences: Foreign Policy or Foreign Fantasy

Bhutto was key to US plan

Benazir Bhutto was central to American hopes of broadening out Pakistan‘s government from the figure of General Musharraf. Washington helped engineer the political deal that saw her return and now it has seen that lead to disaster, with the loss of one of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Immigration Paperwork Meltdown Impacts Election

Naturalization paperwork jam hits Texas hard Backlog may keep some from casting votes for president

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time […]

US Creates Its Own Enemies – Terrorist Groups Still Growing

LYBIAN GROUP JOINS AL QAEDA

Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri said a Libyan Islamist group had joined the militant organisation and he urged mujahideen in North Africa to topple the leaders of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

“Today, with grace from God, the Muslim nation witnesses a blessed step … Honourable members […]

When Judges Become Politicians Who Wins? DRUG LORDS

Judge Seamus McCaffery makes no bones about being a politician: He’s got a snazzy Web site, an unrelenting statewide travel schedule and more than $1 million in his campaign treasury. He’s also a judge. And the job he covets is an elected spot on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Experts believe it is all […]

Consequences Of Deception – US Pakistan History Speaks

Did US Governments since 70s help Pakistan proliferate nuclear weapons?

Every US Government from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush has condoned Pakistans nuclear activity, rewriting and destroying evidence provided by the US and Western intelligence agencies.

London, Oct 27: Every US Government from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush has […]

Japanese Play Down Historical Indiscretions, Just Like We Do

By CHISAKI WATANABE, Associated Press Writer

TOKYO – More than 100,000 people protested Saturday in southern Japan against the central government’s order to modify school textbooks which say the country’s army forced civilians to commit mass suicide at the end of World War II.

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