WHERE THERE IS DIRT - THERE IS DANGER
White House, Capitol Evacuated Briefly
They all look like scurrying cockroaches!QUICK! LOCK THE DAMNED DOORS BEFORE THE TRY TO GET BACK IN!!Bush never in danger despite grenade!
Asked whether Bush's life was ever in danger, White House spokesman Scott McClellan replied: "No."Bush Back at White House
Speech in Georgia Likely to Antagonize RussiaI shall not soon forget the look on the Russian leader's face as he watched George W. Bush cavort and grin his way through the Moscow trip: it spoke of a supremely adult forbearance, of a man whose inherent dignity and focus allowed him to rise above everyday trivialities and concentrate on a single objective. He looked, in short, like a man who was biding his time.PANIC PANIC PANIC
The U.S. Capitol and White House were evacuated Wednesday and alarms rang through the buildings. War planes were seen flying overhead and security cars rushed away from the building. Reporters in the White House were told to move to a more secure location.
President Bush was not at the White House at the time. A guard in the West Wing of the White House shouted at reporters, "Go down into the basement." "Leave, run," security officers shouted to staff and reporters at the Capitol.Iraqi Insurgents Go on Rampage, Kill 61
OCCUPIED BAGHDAD, New Iraq (Associated Press/Whores) - Four car bombs and a man with explosives strapped to his body killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 100 in three Iraqi cities Wednesday.Iraqi Insurgents Go on Rampage, Kill 71...
"Some people had their heads torn off by the explosion, some were burned, some were ripped to pieces."
Attacks now average 70 a day, double earlier monthsBad day for insurgency -- U.S. troops take down 100 militantsInsurgents in western Iraq fight to finish - ‘They came here to die,’ Marine sergeant saysSearch for patterns in insurgency?
The good news may be that the insurgents have no strong unifying theme around which to rally a significant portion of Iraq?Surge in Iraq violence
Over the last two weeks, almost 400 people have been killed in Iraq.Experts are left struggling to explain the escalation of violence?US officials now see the foreign "jihadi" fighters as their most important, and most ruthless, enemies - even though, numerically, these fighters are outnumbered by Iraqi insurgents. Three Marines have been killed during the operation, and overall since Saturday 14 American servicemen have been killed in Iraq, an unusually heavy toll for the U.S. military.Militants' resistance dies downMore Attacks Through Out Iraq As Resistance Gains Momentum
Resistance Blasts US Abu Ghraib Prison; Twenty-Four US Troops Said KilledFighters fired a barrage of 14 rockets and mortar rounds into the notorious US prison camp at Abu Ghraib, 30km west of Baghdad. The rockets and mortar shells mostly blasted into the eastern parts of he camp where US troops and military vehicles are located, according to a source in the puppet police. The source told Mafkarat al-Islam that one of the rockets landed in the middle of a group of US soldiers, reportedly killing 24 American troops and wounding another 15 more.After the bombardment, which took place at 3pm local time Wednesday afternoon, the correspondent saw a number of US helicopters flying in over the prison to evacuate casualties. The evacuation operation took nearly two hours, interspersed with sorties by US fighter planes over the city at very low altitude.Bomb Kills Two US Troops Near Abu GhraibA bomb exploded by a US armored column on the highway south of Abu Ghurayb (which is located west of Baghdad) at 10am local time Wednesday morning. Local residents told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb blew up by a column of six US armored vehicles and that the blast disabled one of them, reportedly killing two US troops and wounding four more.Car Bomber Blasts US Column In Al-Iskandariyah A martyrdom fighter drove an Opel car into a column of two US Bradley armored vehicles and several Humvees in al-Iskandariyah, south of Baghdad on Wednesday morning. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported a source in the Iraqi puppet police as saying that the car drove into the column and blew up, destroying two Humvees and reportedly killing seven US troops and wounding one more.US Black Hawk DownedIn a bulletin filed at 7:20pm Mecca time Wednesday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while before, fighters had shot down a US Black Hawk helicopter over the city of al-Latifiyah, 25km south of Baghdad.The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam in al-Latifiyah reported that the fighters had fired a Strela rocket at the American aircraft, which caught fire and then fell to earth north of the city. US forces immediately surrounded the site and began a search for the bodies of the crewmen all of whom were reportedly killed in the crash.Two US Troops Die In Resistance Bombing In Al-KhalisIn a dispatch filed at 2:5pm Mecca time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded on the main road in the area of al-Khalis, northwest of Ba‘qubah, as a US patrol was passing. Residents of al-Khalis told Mafkarat al-Islam that the bomb exploded by a column of five US Humvees, setting one of them ablaze and reportedly killing two US troops and wounding two more.Searchers find blind, suicidal Iraq veteran alive
Screaming "Allahu Akbar" to the end, the foreign fighters lay on their backs in a narrow crawl space under a house and blasted their machine guns up through the concrete floor with bullets designed to penetrate tanks. They fired at U.S. Marines, driving back wave after wave as the Americans tried to retrieve a fallen comrade."The whole scene, it was just pure evil inside the house!"
"It was an all-out ambush." The insurgents' armor-piercing bullets were penetrating the house's interior and external walls and the outer walls of the compound.Marines push toward Iraq’s Syrian border
U.S. forces hunting down followers of Iraq’s "most wanted terrorist" pushed into a lawless region near the Syrian border today after meeting unexpected resistance from insurgents hidden in remote desert outposts along the southern banks of the Euphrates River.Zarqaoui serait grièvement blessé ou mort
Abou Messab Zarqaoui serait grièvement blessé, ou même mort, dans un raid aérien mené par les Américains contre sa cache, à Qaëm".Operation Matador: An Exercise in Futility
According to the United States, the resistance is comprised strictly of “former Ba’athists,” criminals, opportunists, and foreigners, such as the mythical al-Zarqawi. In fact, the resistance is, increasingly, comprised of average Iraqis, many of them aggrieved and outraged relatives of the dead (100,000 and counting) who are taking matters into their own hands and attempting to get rid of Bush and his soldiers. It only makes sense that the former Iraqi military (i.e., the Ba’athists) would play an important role in this effort. It is, of course, absurd to claim all the trouble for the U.S stems from Ba’athists and dead-enders. It is, as well, an avoidance of reality, one that will cost Bush dearly.Bad day for insurgency -- U.S. troops take down 100 militants in major offensive close to SyriaInsurgents in western Iraq fight to finish - ‘They came here to die,’ Marine sergeant saysSurge in Iraq violence
Over the last two weeks, almost 400 people have been killed in Iraq.
Experts are left struggling to explain the escalation of violence?
US officials now see the foreign "jihadi" fighters as their most important, and most ruthless, enemies - even though, numerically, these fighters are outnumbered by Iraqi insurgents.New US laser weapon tested for IraqStranger Than Fiction
When Bob Woodward asked President Bush if he had consulted with his father about the decision to go to war in Iraq, the president famously replied, "There is a higher father that I appeal to." If President Bush had consulted with his father before launching this clownish, disastrous war, he might have gotten some advice that would have pointed him in a different direction and spared his country - and the families of the many thousands dead - a lot of grief.Iraq Bombshell Goes Mostly Unreported in US Media
"Are Americans so jaded about the deceptions perpetrated by our own government to lead us into war in Iraq that we are no longer interested in fresh and damning evidence of those lies? Or are the editors and producers who oversee the American news industry simply too timid to report that proof on the evening broadcasts and front pages?"A US soldier has revealed shocking new details of abuse and sexual torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in the first high-profile whistleblowing account to emerge from inside the top-secret base.
Among the most shocking abuses Saar recalls is the use of sex in interrogation sessions. Some female interrogators stripped down to their underwear and rubbed themselves against their prisoners. Pornographic magazines and videos were also used as rewards for confessing.
In one session a female interrogator took off some of her clothes and smeared fake blood on a prisoner after telling him she was menstruating.Muslim anger at abuse of Koran
A high-level US military investigation into accusations of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay has still to be completed.US Official Assures Lawmakers on Guantanamo Abuse Investigation
Media reports about alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay have been embarrassing for the United States as it continues to carry on the war on terrorism.Violent Protests Erupt in Afghanistan
At least two people are killed in violent protests in several Afghan cities. The clashes were triggered by a Newsweek story citing allegations that U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tried to intimidate prisoners by flushing a copy of the Quran down a toilet.Afghans killed in anti-U.S. riots
An Afghan official in Jalalabad said the crowd also attacked U.S. Army vehicles, and U.S. soldiers fired into the air before leaving the area.Troops kill 4 at Qur'an desecration protest
U.S. troops and local police officers opened fire on a crowd of thousands of students rioting through the city of Jalalabad.Anti-U.S. Riots Kill 4 In Afghanistan
U.S. troops fired into the air to try to disperse the hundreds of protesters who smashed windows and stoned a passing convoy of American soldiers in the city of Jalalabad, officials said. They said Afghan police also fired their weapons, and that seven officers are among the wounded. Military officials said U.S. troops were in the area but were ordered back to their camps. They had no information on whether any of them were caught up in the unrest.Karzai describes anti-US protests as 'manifestation of democracy'
"It is not the anti-American sentiment. It is a protest over the news of the desecration of the Holy Quran in Guantanamo," Karzai told a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Protesters shouted 'Death to America' slogans and attacked cars and shops.Afghan police overwhelmed by protests - Karzai
Demonstrators on Tuesday had carried banners denouncing the United States and Karzai. But the U.S.-backed leader insisted the protest did not show that he had under-estimated hostility towards the United States and its troops in the country.$82 billion spending bill for wars heads to Bush
...boosting the cost of the global effort since 2001 to more than $300,000,000,000.00The American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have ignited hopes among Washington's neoconservatives that the U.S., taking advantage of the post-Cold War unipolar moment and its dominant military power, will gradually transform into a global empire.
These neocons have already celebrated several such tipping points – the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad, the capture of the dictator and the killing of his sons, the "handover of sovereignty" to a provisional Iraqi government, the invasions and destruction of Fallujah, and finally, the parliamentary election on Jan. 30 in that country.WE HAVE TURNED SO MANY CORNERS IN IRAQ WE ARE GOING IN CIRCLES! One Man's Terrorist Is Another Man's Murderous Thug
It's been 1,332 days since GWB said he'd catch UBL 'Dead or Alive!
'Usama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US governmentThe Bush administration periodically put the USA on high alert for terrorist attacks even though then-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge argued there was only flimsy evidence to justify raising the threat level, Ridge now says.The war on paperclips
So while Chinese paperclips are now made out of vital 9/11 evidence and almost every implicated party goes free, we and our controlling US interests continue fearlessly to terrorise countries unconnected with the attacks, to place permanent military bases near oil reserves and pipeline routes, to harass and murder Muslims anywhere we can, and to foment terrorist resistance at every opportunity. The UK unmasks non-existent ricin plots and threatens us with ID cards, but we can't supply our troops in Iraq with working radios or a legal causus belli.Domestic Passport: The new national ID
Can I see your papers sir!Sarin Vapor Detected From U.S. Weapons Pile Culkin Denies Being Molested by JacksonEX-'IDOL' CLAIMS PAULA ABDUL 'DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC'