Obama Pro Israeli Speech Angers Arabs

Arabs shocked by Obama speech Arab leaders have reacted with anger and disbelief to an intensely pro-Israeli speech delivered by Barack Obama, the US Democratic presumptive presidential nominee. Obama told the influential annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Council (Aipac): “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it […]

Not Recession, Just A Slowdown, Oil Still Pricey … No Connection, Mr. Bush?

Bush: economy not in recession, in slowdown

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – President George W. Bush on Tuesday said the U.S. economy was not in a recession but was experiencing a slowdown.

“We’re not in a recession, we’re in a slowdown,” Bush said at a news conference at the end of a […]

Cheney Stalks Middle East One More Time

Saudi king rejects Cheney’s belligerency

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah in a meeting with visiting US Vice President Dick Cheney has rejected any US military strike against Iran.

The Saudis say any nuclear non-proliferation efforts should include Israel, which is widely believed to be the only nuclear power in the Middle East with around […]

Bush Iran Obsession “Only A Smattering Of Polite Applause”

Bush says Iran threat to world security ABU DHABI (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush accused Iran on Sunday of threatening security around the world by backing militants and urged his Gulf Arab allies to confront “this danger before it […]

Iraqi Children For Sale

UNICEF:

– An estimated 2 million children in Iraq continue to face threats including poor nutrition, disease and interrupted education.

– Many of the 220,000 displaced children of primary school age had their education interrupted.

– An estimated 760,000 children (17 per cent) did not go to primary schools in […]

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 […]

Oil Traders Seize Control of World Oil Prices

Guest post by Len Hart of The Existentialist Cowboy

A shadowy cabal of international “oil traders” have seized control of the world’s markets and the price of oil. That’s not the opinion of a crazed “conspiracy theorist”. It is the informed opinion of an expert market analyst interviewed by the prestigious Foreign Policy […]

Pentagon Threat – No Strings On Funding Or Else

Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding Democrats Are Firm on Link to Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

By Jonathan Weisman and Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post

The Defense Department warned yesterday that as many as 200,000 contractors and civilian employees will begin receiving layoff warnings by Christmas […]

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 […]

State of Emergency – Pakistan

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) director IA Rehman told the BBC that Pakistan was in danger of becoming a “Gestapo state” if such disappearances were to go unchecked.

Human rights workers in Pakistan have demanded the release of one of their leading workers who they say has been detained by government officials. […]