DEATH TO SPIES
."A Spreading Treason The US's gift to "al-Qaeda"
So if al-Qaeda is winning Muslim hearts and minds, the Bush administration has only itself to blame. Considering all the "clash of civilizations" rhetoric and a "war on terror" bound to last indefinitely, as Vice President Dick Cheney himself said on the record, it may have been the original intent anyway.Secret UK troops plan for Afghan Civil War
DEFENCE chiefs are planning to rush thousands of British troops to Afghanistan in a bid to stop the country sliding towards civil war, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.Battling the Windmills While Iraq Burns
Neither genuine freedom nor truly representative democracies are on Bush's foreign-policy agenda, no matter how much prominence these topics receive in the president's ever-predictable speeches. We know for a fact that most tyrannical, repressive regimes have historically been the traditional friends and allies of successive U.S. administrations, in the Middle East and elsewhere.With no weapons of mass destruction found and nothing to tie Saddam to Sept. 11, the White House has justified the war as America's way to democratize Iraq and, through it, the Arab world.
Testing time for democratists everywhere: Are you principled in supporting free elections, no matter the outcome? Or are you hypocrites who support elections only if your side wins?
Soon, President Bush will give us the answer.Peace in Iraq 'will take at least five years to impose'
Iraq has become a valuable recruiting ground for al-Qaida, and Iraqi forces were nowhere near close to matching the insurgency.French fries protester regrets war jibe
"If we were given misinformation intentionally by people in this administration, to commit the authority to send boys, and in some instances girls, to go into Iraq, that is wrong," he told the newspaper. "Congress must be told the truth."Proposal to divide Iraq into semi-autonomous states gains ground
One U.S. official, who asked not to be named, said the Americans would welcome any plan under one condition: "We insist Iraq must stay unified."Kaboom! How to Enrage Iraq's Sunnis
"The Americans were bombing whole villages, and saying they were only after the foreigners.""The Americans were bombing whole villages and saying they were only after the foreigners,' " said Fasal al-Goud, a former governor of Anbar province who said he asked U.S. forces for help on behalf of the tribes. "An AK-47 can't distinguish between a terrorist and a tribesman, so how could a missile or tank?"
When the offensive ended, angry residents returned to find blocks of destruction. Men who had stayed behind to help were found dead in shot-up houses. Tribal leaders have not counted their dead; several families had not yet returned to the area.Shiite, Sunni leaders in Iraq trade terrorism charges on TV
Two of Iraq's most prominent Shiite and Sunni Muslim leaders blamed each other for sponsoring terrorism in a heated television exchange Wednesday that many Iraqis interpreted as a call to arms edging the nation closer to civil war.In Iraq, efforts to catch militants fuel rage, fear
"We have advised" the Americans "that these random attacks on people and houses gives the insurgents a bigger base," said Hadi al Ameri, an Iraqi lawmaker and commander of the Shi'ite Muslim Badr Brigade. The U.S. military said the raids accomplished their mission.1,000 U.S. Occupation Troops Launch New Offensive in Iraq
"Hold on, we'll be there in a minute," yelled Marine Sgt. Shawn Bryan, of Albuquerque, N.M., assigned to the 3rd Marine Battalion, from a platform on the dam as Marines scrambled into vehicles to try to locate the attackers. U.S. officials said they hoped their presence would allow locals to feel safe enough to provide tips to the military.US-led forces launch new raid on Iraqi insurgents
Fallujah 2: The Empire Strikes Out!27 Days Since Iraq Govt Announced: 562 Iraqis, 58 GIs Killed
Eighteen U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq during the past week, raising concerns that insurgents may again be focusing their sights on American forces in addition to Shiite Muslims.
The deaths come as American troops are trying to pave the way for a graceful exit from Iraq by giving more responsibility to the country's security forces.Oil Prices Rise Above $50 Per Barrel Mark
The US is spending $5 billion a month and getting back $150 million worth of oil for it.Fleeing Iraqi Christians on road to Damascus
Facing more danger and persecution since the Iraq war began, many Christians choose self-exile in Syria.Syria Ceases Cooperation With U.S., Blasts Bush Administration
"The United States will not be satisfied with Syria unless Syria follows a policy that suits the American political orientation and Israeli interests."Sending Mental Health Patients into Battle
The United States is having trouble recruiting new soldiers for the war effort in Iraq. So the army is recycling its old fighters. The blog "War is Real" is written by just such a soldier. He describes his fears of returning to the desert -- and his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.Rumsfeld Sued By Veterans Over Healthcare...
The Pentagon declined to comment on the lawsuit.Amnesty Takes Aim at 'Gulag' in Guantanamo
A spokesman for the Department of Defense declined to comment on the report, saying he had not seen it. But Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Carpenter said the U.S. government continues to be a leader in human rights, treating detainees humanely and investigating all claims of abuse.Amnesty accuses US over 'torture'
The televised beheading of captives in Iraq, the bombing of commuter trains in Madrid and the siege at a school in Beslan in Russia showed that "four years after 9/11, the promise to make the world a safer place remains hollow", secretary general Irene Khan said.Torture Inc. America's Brutal Prisons
Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?