Where Is Our Commander In Chief – Where Is Putin

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin described Georgia’s actions as “complete genocide”. Putin also said Georgia had effectively lost the right to rule the breakaway province – an indication Moscow could be preparing to fulfill South Ossetians’ wish to be absorbed into Russia.

Russia also laid much of the responsibility for ending the fighting on […]

Pakistan Rejects Maj. Gen. Jay W. Hood – Bush Still Clueless

“Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock.” Will Rogers quotes […]

John Negroponte Offers Rotten Carrots To Pakistan

Negroponte rejects Pakistan leaders’ idea of holding talks with tribal extremists

Karachi, Mar 28: Visiting US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte last evening rejected a proposal by several Pakistani leaders to resolve the issue of militancy in tribal regions through dialogue. He said that it was not possible for him to […]

The World Watches How America Treats Its Friends

The US State Department rejects wannabe immigrants who have gambled their lives to help Americans. The stories are endless and tragic. Americans promise the world to Iraqis and Afghanis, winning their allegiance and support. Often recruiting them for dangerous translator positions, sometimes making outrageous promises they know can’t be kept. Some collaborators dies […]

$736 million Baghdad Embassy A Fire Risk

The firefighting system in the massive $736 million embassy complex in Baghdad has potential safety problems that top U.S. officials dismissed in their rush to declare construction largely completed by the end of last year, according to internal State Department documents, e-mails and interviews.

Some officials assert that in the push to […]

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 […]

Rules for Private Armies in Iraq … Sure

The U.S. Departments of State and Defense have agreed to a new system of rules designed to increase control over private security contractors working in Iraq.

The two U.S. agencies with key roles in Iraq sought a “common understanding of how and when force, and particularly deadly force, […]

US State Deptartment Resorts To “Lets Talk” Diplomacy

State Dept. Tries Blog Diplomacy

The State Department, departing from traditional public diplomacy techniques, has what it calls a three-person, “digital outreach team” posting entries in Arabic on “influential” Arabic blogs to challenge misrepresentations of the United States and promote moderate views among Islamic youths in the […]

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. […]

Pakistan’s Bhutto Detained Again – Ahead of Protest

LAHORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistani police put opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a week on Tuesday as the Commonwealth threatened suspension unless President Pervez Musharraf repealed a state of emergency.

Army chief Musharraf set off a storm of criticism when suspended the constitution, sacked most judges, […]