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 […]

Saber Rattling Gets Louder With Consequences

Iran says documents show U.S. backing “terrorists”

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has access to evidence of U.S. support for terrorist groups in the Middle East, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Sunday.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran‘s military

Petraeus steps up accusations against […]

George ‘WALL’ Bush Builds Legacy With Concrete and Chain Link

 

Walls are everywhere in Baghdad, put up by U.S. forces to offer a degree of security to hard-pressed residents. But do they merely perpetuate divisions? Critics argue the walls divide communities, stifle economic activity, imprison residents and only widen the sectarian rifts that remain […]

Historical Revisionism – United States Genocide vs Ottomans

Why does the US think that disrespecting Turkey’s historical image related to the Ottoman/Armenian era, then ordering it to lay off the Kurds, is acceptable? Turkey’s military chief has said US-Turkish ties will never be the same again if US lawmakers brand the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of Armenians a genocide

Putin Mocks Rice And Gates Foreign Policy And Dismisses Bush Goals

Putin Publicly Rebukes Rice, Gates on Foreign Policy Goals

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 — Two of President Bush‘s most senior Cabinet members pitched an unusual new missile defense partnership Friday to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but they received a firm public rebuke as the Kremlin made clear it remains deeply skeptical of […]

Bush Wants To Veto Government Funding – Government Shutdown

Update: Bush chides Congress for not passing funding bills

NTEU Urges President to Swiftly Sign Continuing Resolution

Now that the Senate has joined the House in approving a continuing resolution to fund federal agencies through Nov. 16, NTEU is urging the president to swiftly sign the […]

Five Armies Fighting for the Same Iraq, Against Each Other

Al Jazeera in depth research into Iraq’s many armies: Four years ago the fighting in Iraq was just beginning. The armed group al-Qaeda in Iraq did not even exist and Sunni and Shia groups were working together against the US-led forces.

Three years ago, sectarian divisions escalated into a battle some believe […]

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 […]

Bush Surprise, British Exit, Petraeus Hotseat, US In The Crosshairs

AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFP) — US President George W. Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Monday for a “war council” meeting ahead of a crucial report to Congress ….

The trip coincided with the withdrawal of British troops from their last base in the southern city of Basra amid […]

3000 Centrifuges Later – Give Bush Another Excuse, Please

Iran is running 3,000 atomic centrifuges

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday Iran had met a planned target of installing and running 3,000 atomic centrifuges used in enriching uranium, Iranian news agencies reported.

Iran had said it aimed to have that many centrifuges, which are set up in […]