$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 […]

Blackwater On Steroids

Isn’t it interesting that we focus so much of our attention on athletes who use steroids? We send them for testing, investigations and at times strip them of their medals and records but the government hires Blackwater mercenaries that are never checked for steroid use.

Once again, Blackwater denies all charges of wrong […]

Self Destruction Does Not Win Wars

Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.

BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve […]

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 […]

Afghanistan, Iraq War Costs Grossly Underestimated

NO END TO WAR BUDGET WOES

WASHINGTON – To paraphrase an old US Army song (The Caissons Go Rolling Along), the costs of the overall US global “war on terror”, including, but not limited to the Iraq war, just keep rolling along and piling up. The title “The Growing Budgetary […]

Weapons Industry Favors Hillary Clinton

Considering Hillary Clinton’s a hawk, it’s not surprising that Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop-Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon are donating to Clinton more than any candidate in either party. It only makes sense that the military complex sees huge page checks and more contracts if Hillary is in the White House. Obviously the weapons […]

Consequences Of Deception – US Pakistan History Speaks

Did US Governments since 70s help Pakistan proliferate nuclear weapons?

Every US Government from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush has condoned Pakistans nuclear activity, rewriting and destroying evidence provided by the US and Western intelligence agencies.

London, Oct 27: Every US Government from Jimmy Carter to George W Bush has […]

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 […]

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 […]