Archive for April 16, 2004
The security of New Zealand passports is under the spotlight after two suspected Israeli spies were caught allegedly trying to obtain the documents.
Retired general assails U.S. policy on Iraq
We found the answer to the Iraq problem: Private military companies in Iraq are demanding the right to carry more powerful weapons.
Protests were lodged yesterday against the restrictions that are to be imposed on the Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who is due to be released from prison next week.
The fall of the fabricator: America quietly sacks its prize witness against Saddam
“Some American officials say that they expect Ahmad Chalabi, an exile favored by the Pentagon, could be marginalized as a result of the new plan. Aides to Mr. Brahimi make no secret of the envoy’s disdain for Mr. Chalabi. Mr. Rumsfeld is described by knowledgeable diplomats as still favoring a major role for Mr. Chalabi [...]
“Nevertheless, in my case I pray that I be as good a messenger of His will as possible.” George W. Bush, as quoted in the new book by Bob Woodward. This makes me wonder: why does this god of yours (Christians, Muslisms, and Jews) only speaks to fools, dictators, war-enthusiasts, fanatics, fascists, bigots, and people [...]
Denmark is to declassify intelligence assessments of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction after newspaper leaks led to criminal charges against three men.
This powerful argument in favor of war in Iraq may change your mind: Miss USA told Reuters she would use her position to help explain America’s involvement in Iraq. “What needed to be done had to be done,” she said.
The proposed Israeli evacuation of Jewish settlements and soldiers from the Gaza Strip would allow the military to continue to enter Gaza and permit Israel to maintain control over its airspace, seaports and border crossings.
Liberation eludes Afghan women: Forced marriages, beatings, suicides persist despite Taliban’s fall
The changes in US Middle East policy announced by Bush yesterday are very very significant. To be sure, US policy has been solidly pro-Israeli since Harry Truman gave recognition to Israel. But Bush has now endorsed the right of Israel to undertake unilateral steps, although American policy has been based on the rejection of unilateral [...]
Balfour to Bush
CNN to Al Jazeera: Why Report Civilian Deaths? (thanks Ben)
AN Iraqi has died of his wounds after US troops beat him with truncheons because he refused to remove a picture of wanted Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr from his car, police said today.
I am not making this up: He really actually said that: General Calls Insurgency in Iraq a Sign of U.S. Success. It this is US success, what is US failure?
Iranian’s murder fuels Iraq tensions
Israeli embassy in Washington to invite John Kerry for visit
US reels from Arab and European fury