The Secret War Against IranWed Apr 4, 2007 18:25
U.S. State Sponsored Terrorism?
The Secret War Against Iran
By Brian Ross and Christopher Isham Report:
A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.
Bush, Iran & Selective Outrage
By Robert Parry
The combined interventions by the United Kingdom and the United States may have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands - possibly millions - of Iraqis and Iranians over the past century, but somehow Blair and Bush have positioned themselves as the innocent victims - at least as far as the Western press corps is concerned.
US Empire and the Middle East:
Zionism, Puppet Regimes and Political Allies
By James Petras
Washington's policy of permanent warfare is a wild irrational gamble comparable to Hitler's attack on Russia following its conquest of Poland and parts of Western Europe. New wars in the face of failed wars can only lead to greater defeats, greater domestic rebellion and wider wars.
10,000 Mother of a March
By Cindy Sheehan
The time for being polite to our war-mongering politicians and organizations which support them is over. The time has been up for years now: over four to be exact. Women in Iraq are afraid to go to the market or send their children to school. Our occupation has killed many babies and destroyed many Anglo-Christian families and brown Muslim families and, really, families of all color schemes and religious/non-religious persuasions.
Iraq: At least 24 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:
The bodies of 10 people were found shot in different districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
German hostages plead for release in video:
Iraqi insurgents released a video Tuesday of two weeping German hostages pleading for their lives and appealing to their government to meet their captors' demands.
Iraq's Sadr group fires two deputies over U.S. talks:
Two Iraqi lawmakers from the movement of anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr were dismissed on Wednesday for meeting U.S. officials, an official in the movement said.
Shi'ite power bloc in Iraq takes shape :
One of the oddest developments in the recent history of Iraq has been the growing connection between the young firebrand cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, and the highest-ranking Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali Sistani.
The surge just died:
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has put the last piece of straw on the poor camel called Iraq. And its back is about to break
McCain's Baghdad market visit branded a stunt:
MERCHANTS at Baghdad's oldest and biggest market say an American congressional delegation has got it wrong about new security measures.
Iranians release British sailors :
Downing Street welcomed news of the release, while Iranian state media said the British crew members "shouted for joy" on hearing the news.
U.S. military confirms Iran seeks access to detainees:
"An informal request has come in for a consular visit and it is being assessed at this time," U.S. military spokesman Major General William Caldwell told journalists in Baghdad.
Ahmadinejad DID NOT threaten to "wipe Israel off the map.":
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Israel launches Gaza attack: :
Troops in tanks, bulldozers and jeeps moved 500m into farmland near the village of Beit Hanoun and clashed with Palestinians near the separation barrier, security sources said on Wednesday.
New York dinner raises $18m. for IDF
The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces raised a record $18 million at its annual gala dinner held last week in New York City.
Nancy Pelosi: Syria's Assad Wants Peace With Israel:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad assured her of his willingness to engage in peace talks with Israel.
Palestinians say Israel stalling on Arab peace bid:
The Palestinian foreign minister said on Wednesday that Israel's call for a conference with Arabs sidestepping their land-for-peace offer suggested the Jewish state wanted normal ties without giving up anything in return.
Olmert reminds Rice: Bush is still her boss :
The message was unmistakable: What Rice had to say barely mattered. Olmert had it all worked out with the president. Rice did not like it,
Colombia seeks Israelis accused of training death squads :
Interpol issued an international arrest warrant Tuesday for three Israelis accused of training private armies of Colombian drug cartels and right-wing death squads
Fighting leaves 60 dead near Afghan border:
Heavy fighting between Pakistani tribesmen and foreign militants allegedly linked to al-Qaeda has killed 60 people near the Afghan border, security officials said Wednesday.
Attorneys For 'American Taliban' To Discuss Next Steps:
Attorneys representing John Lindh, an American citizen serving a 20-year sentence in federal prison for volunteering as a soldier in the Taliban army, will hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the next steps in Lindh's defense.
U.S. interrogating at Africa's secret prisons:
CIA and FBI agents hunting for al-Qaida militants in the Horn of Africa have been interrogating terrorism suspects from 19 countries held at secret prisons in Ethiopia, which is notorious for torture and abuse, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
Secret American Prisons In Ethiopia:
Human rights groups, lawyers and several Western diplomats assert hundreds of prisoners, who include women and children, have been transferred secretly and illegally in recent months from Kenya and Somalia to Ethiopia, where they are kept without charge or access to lawyers and families.
In case you missed it:
Dirty Secrets of the War on Terror:
The men describe a Kafkaesque nightmare of secret transfer followed by torture at the hands of a foreign government or detention in secret prisons. They are not survivors of Latin America's "Dirty War," but of the United States' shadowy anti-terrorism tactics.
Ethiopian soldiers kill 23 Eritrean rebels
Ethiopian soldiers have killed 23 Eritrean-backed rebels, captured 18, and received the surrender of 112 more, the state news agency said on Tuesday
Democracy for sale: Obama Raises $25 Million,:
Illinois Senator Barack Obama raised at least $25 million in the first quarter of his presidential campaign, just below the total of Democratic rival and top fundraiser Hillary Clinton.
In a forsaken little town in the Ecuadorean Amazon, an overgrown oil camp called Lago Agrio, the giant Chevron Corporation has been maneuvered into a makeshift courtroom and is being sued to answer for conditions in 1,700 square miles of rain forest said by environmentalists to be one of the world's most contaminated industrial sites.
Economists: Ethanol push hurts poor:
The push toward corn-based ethanol has the potential to starve millions around the world, two economists from the University of Minnesota say.
Pfizer Unit Pleads Guilty, Prosecutors Praise the Corporate Criminal, Not the Whistleblower:
Pfizer's Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. unit pled guilty yesterday to offering a kickback in connection with the sale of its human growth hormone product.
Peace & Joy
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence: Benjamin Franklin
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read: Mark Twain
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth: Henry D. Thoreau
Where liberty is, there is my country: Benjamin Franklin
And though tyranny, because it needs no consent, may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people : Hannah Arendt, from her book The Origins Of Totalitarianism p.128
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