Archive for January 10, 2005
The Fifth Plague of Egypt, 1800. Joseph Mallord William Turner.
U.S. quietly tries to replace U.N. nuclear agency chief (and he was installed by US mind you).
Ukraine Announces Pullout of Iraq Force (but Macedonian troops remain. All 38 of them).
U.S. Tells D.C. to Pay Inaugural Expenses: Other Security Projects Would Lose $11.9 Million
Sontag vs. Derrida: A Deconstruction Derby
A French officer serving with United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon was killed by Israeli shelling.
The culprits of the week. Who is behind the Iraqi insurgency this week? Ex-Baathists Play Crucial Insurgent Role, U.S. Says.
In Palestinian camps outside territories, exclusion from polls spurs anger.
BBC analysis: “While the world’s attention has been on the disaster in Asia, the situation in Iraq has deteriorated so much that the insurgency has developed into near-open warfare.”
The US seems to have solved its problems in Iraq. Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Salvador OptionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ The Pentagon may put Special-Forces-led assassination or kidnapping teams in Iraq.
Abuse of women prevalent in Gulf countries.
When UN peacemakers become predators.
In Fallujah. Scene of “liberation” appears in the background.
Arabic media are reporting that meetings were held between US embassy staff in Baghdad and representatives of the Sunni clerical grouping that is now the leading Sunni political organization in the country. The Sunni group offered to end its boycott of the puppet election in return for a timetable for US withdrawal from Iraq. US [...]
Fallujah: the real story.
Clear evidence of “liberation”: Fresh evidence has emerged of the extent of destruction and appalling conditions in Falluja, still deserted two months after a major US offensive against the insurgent stronghold. Ali Fadhil, an Iraqi journalist working with the Guardian’s film unit and one of the few reporters to travel independently to Falluja, describes in [...]
The Passage of the St. Gothard, 1804. Joseph Mallord William Turner.