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.

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 […]

Blackwater – You Can Ask But They Can’t Tell

State Dept. Intercedes in Blackwater Probe A House panel reveals a letter telling the firm not to disclose information about its Iraq operations without the administration’s OK.

WASHINGTON — The State Department has interceded in a congressional investigation of Blackwater USA , the private security firm accused of killing Iraqi civilians last […]

Profits Of War Buy Survival For The Few – Blackwater First

Blackwater ‘arms smuggling probe’

Security Firm Faces Criminal Charges in Iraq

Feds Target Blackwater in Weapons Probe

Ever wonder why it’s so important, to the war profiteers, to sponge up so much money with the blood? I have a theory.

These profiteers are not stupid enough to think […]

Supporting The Bad Guys, All BOUT BUSH and CHENEY

Arms dealer reportedly flew into Iraq

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — An arms trafficker wanted by the U.S. government received $60 million for moving supplies into Iraq for the U.S. military, a new book says.

“Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Plans, and the Man Who Makes War Possible” by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun is […]

The Terror Presidency – Presents Cheney In All His Gory

New Book Details Cheney Lawyer’s Efforts to Expand Executive Power

By Dan Eggen and Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writers

Vice President Cheney‘s top lawyer pushed relentlessly to expand the powers of the executive branch and repeatedly derailed efforts to obtain congressional approval for aggressive anti-terrorism policies […]

Walter Reed Lab Documents Found in Trash Bin

You really have to wonder when the screw ups are going to stop. We are talking about the government, so I guess the answer is never. I can’t seem to remember the last time I read a positive story about Walter Reed. It would be improper to break with tradition so the shoddy […]

US Fall From Grace Creates Global Power Shift

THE GLOBAL POWER BAROMETER

In their own words:   “The world is bigger than the West”, a BBC correspondent; Source: BBC.

Russia, China and Iran are up as they warn the US to stay out of Central Asia.

HOW THE WORLD SEES AMERICA

The Bush Factor in Pakistan

Bush Jealous: Malaki And Karzai Warm Up To Iran, Watch Out For Cheney

Bush breaks up Iran-Iraq love-in Correspondents in Washington and Tehran US President George W. Bush yesterday told Tehran there would “be a price to pay” for meddling in Iraq and warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki against cosying up to the leaders of Iran.

Amid what Washington sees as unsettling signs of warming […]

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 […]