Archive for March, 2004
THE EDUCATION OF RICHARD CLARKE
The Christian Taliban (not to be confused with the Islamic Taliban, the Jewish Taliban, or the Buddhist Taliban, etc.)
The U.S. military took responsibility Monday for the shooting deaths this month of two Iraqis working for the Al Arabiya television network but said soldiers were acting in self-defense and killed the journalists by accident. Of course.
Iraqi fundamentalists rush in: academics suffer.
Books empower kids in Ethiopia
A US general outlines four distinct groups of insurgents and their tactics and targets. I am confused now. I had thought that it was all the work of Abu Mus`ab Az-Zarqawi, the international terrorist of mystery.
Iraqi petition condemns interim law
Crimes of War Project.
Christ’s novel return is a US bestseller
UK forces in Iraq have gotten arrogant. They often claim that they, unlike US soldiers, know how to deal with Iraqis. British soldiers hurt in clash with Iraqis.
Peace is at hand: “A Knesset inquiry into Israel’s pre-Iraq war intelligence recommended a sweeping change in the country’s intelligence services that would increase the role of the Mossad at the expense of the dominant military intelligence, thus relieving the army to deal with classic warfare preparations.”
Where the young men are: “ComScore also collects data on Internet pornography-viewing habits, although that was not part of the online publishers’ report. According to the company, more than 70 percent of men from 18 to 34 visit a pornographic site in a typical month, and those men make up 25 percent of the visitors [...]
Do you know that one of the reasons that the weekly Al-Hawzah was closed down in Iraq was, according to occupation authority, due to spreading “rumors”? Do you know how often tyrannical Arab governments invoke that very same pretext for censorship of the media? This is another item about this story. And do you know [...]
America’s popularity abroad continues to slide. When will the Bush administration realize that it matters? By Joseph S. Nye
Iraqi detentions fuel anti-US sentiment
Iraqi defector behind America’s WMD claims exposed as ‘out-and-out fabricator’
UK Police accused of misusing anti-terror powers
Afghanistan has been “liberated” but elections were postponed, again, and again.
Pentagon counts the psychological cost of Iraq war as survey reveals suicide levels
US-led occupation forces shut down an Iraqi weekly. Demonstrations followed in “liberated” Iraq.