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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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The Bush Factor in Pakistan
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 […]
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
Other nations 129
Military Between 4,900 and 6,375#
Civilians Between 67,945 and 74,336* This is the most disputed number!