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Kabul Bombing Kills At Least 10

Kabul Bombing Kills at Least 10 Zawahiri Condemns Pope At least 10 are dead and 54 wounded in a bombing at the Ministry of the Interior on Saturday in Kabul. (Update: The…

Sudden Curfew In Baghdad Iraqi

Sudden Curfew in Baghdad The Iraqi government has imposed a curfew on Baghdad. Some reports say it is for 24 hours. This one maintains that it is for 3 days. For those…

100 Dead In Iraq On Thursday Including

100 Dead in Iraq on Thursday; Including 60 Bodies found in Baghdad Reuters reports almost 40 persons killed in political violence as a result of Iraq’s civil war on Thursday. Guerrillas set…

3 Gis Killed Over 80 Dead In Violence

3 GIs Killed; Over 80 Dead in Violence; Poll: Iraqis want US out Now WaPo reports on new polls in Iraq that find that a clear majority of Iraqis want US troops…

Some 60 Dead In Country Wide Violence

Some 60 Dead in Country-Wide Violence Najaf Assassinations Called Personal, Not Terrorism al-Hayat reports that [Ar.] the police chief of the Shiite shrine city of Najaf is admitting a high rate of…

Partially Declassified Nie Bush Became

Partially Declassified NIE Bush became indignant on Tuesday during his news conference with Afghan President Karzai over the leaking of passages from the National Intelligence Estimate on trends in terrorism to the…

Generals Iraq War Has Fueled Terrorism

Generals: Iraq War Has Fueled Terrorism; Iraqi Politicians Attack Talabani For his Call for US Bases Prominent retired US general bitterly criticized the conduct of the Iraq war by Secretary of Defense…

Cole On Democracy Now Streaming Video

Cole on Democracy Now Streaming video of my appearance on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” today, as well as a transcript, is now available. Thanks to Amy for provocative and highly informed questions!…

2 Gis Killed In Fallujah Sunni

2 GIs Killed in Fallujah Sunni Fundamentalists Take Diyala Province 36 Dead in Civil War Violence Despite Bush’s media blitz and a number of speeches attempting to tie the Iraq War to…

Wallace Bin Laden Republicans And

Wallace, Bin Laden, Republicans and Clinton Here is the video of President Clinton on Fox Cable News. Wallace maintained that he also asked tough questions about failure to tackle Bin Laden of…

40 Dead In Tikrit Bombing Iraq

40 Dead in Tikrit Bombing Iraq conflict creating Terror Threat for US: NIE Bombings in Baghdad’s Sadr City region killed at least 40 and wounded a similar number on Saturday. 9 bodies…

Bin Laden Report Denied Report In

Bin Laden Report Denied The report in a provincial French newspaper that Usamah bin Laden had a tropical disease that killed him in August makes no sense. It said that his disease…

Negroponte Lebanon And Al Qaeda Us

Negroponte, Lebanon and al-Qaeda US intelligence chief John Negroponte says he is worried about al-Qaeda getting a foothold in Lebanon. Reuters quotes him as saying, ‘ “He [Ayman al-Zawahiri] talked about the…

Nasrullahs Speech Here Is Bbc World

Nasrullah’s Speech Here is the BBC World Monitoring translation of Hasan Nasrullah’s speech on Friday to an enormous crowd in bombed-out South Beirut. ‘ BBC Monitoring International Reports September 23, 2006 Saturday…

3000 Demonstrate In Tikrit For Saddam

3,000 Demonstrate in Tikrit for Saddam Return Muqtada: US DoD has File on Shiite Messiah The Associated Press reports Friday’s major events in Iraq: ‘ In the city of Tikrit north of…

Nasrullahs Divine Victory Hasan

Nasrullah’s Divine Victory Hasan Nasrullah gave his “Divine Victory” speech on Friday to thousands of followers in South Beirut, which was heavily bombed by Israel during the Lebanon War. The Daily Star…

Bombing Pakistan Back To Stone Age

Bombing Pakistan back to the Stone Age A controversy has broken out over US threats against Pakistan in the wake of September 11, 2001. Pakistani opposition politicians are taking advantage of it…

70 Killed Including 3 Gis Return Of

70 Killed, including 3 GIs; Return of Republic of Fear Reuters reports 77 killed in Iraq’s civil war on Thursday. That total includes 38 bodies found in the streets of Baghdad. Also…

Over 6000 Killed In July August 75

Over 6,000 Killed in July-August; 75% Sunnis Support Insurgency; 50 Killed on Weds. including 2 GIs Two US soldiers were announced killed on Wednesday, as the US military admitted that attacks against…

Chavez And Devil Bushs Use Of Evil

Chavez and the Devil: Bush’s Use of ‘Evil’ Comes Home to Roost ‘Railing and praising were his usual themes,And both, to show his judgment, in extremes;So over-violent, or over-civil,That every man with…

4 Gis Killed At Least 64 Iraqis Killed

4 GIs Killed; at least 64 Iraqis Killed Massive Bomb Near Mosul Ed Wong of the New York Times reports on increasing American and Iraqi dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, given…

Bush V

Bush v. Ahmadinejad Egypt’s Jamal Mubarak Rejects “New Middle East” Announces Nuclear Quest The speeches given at the UN by US President George W. Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were mirror…

70 Dead Bombings In Ramadi Tal Afar

70 Dead, Bombings in Ramadi, Tal Afar Virtue Party Proposes Provinces as Regions Kofi Annan says that Iraq is sliding into sectarian civil war. He called for urgent action, warning, ” .…

Cobban And Cole Check Out Helena

Cobban and Cole Check out Helena Cobban’s “Just World News” for an account of our program together on Sunday in Ann Arbor on Iraq, and her comments on Trudy Rubin and Jim…

Khameneis Conspiracy Theory Links Pope

Khamenei’s Conspiracy Theory Links Pope to Bush’s Crusade Kayhan reports in Persian on remarks of Supreme Jurisprudent Ali Khamenei of Iran on the Pope’s Regensburg lecture. Khamenei expressed profound regret at the…

At Least 26 Dead In Kirkuk Bombings 32

At least 26 Dead in Kirkuk Bombings 32 Bodies Found in Baghdad Early reports said that a massive truck bombing downtown Kirkuk killed 19 and wounded 65. With three other bombings and…

Scholl Guest Editorial Response To

Scholl Guest Editorial: Response to Amis Response to Amis Steven Scholl ‘In his Sept 10 op-ed piece for The Observer, Martin Amis provides what is becoming the stump speech for secularists who…

48 Bodies Found In Baghdad Us

48 Bodies found in Baghdad US Officials Impatient with Maliki Paul Richter of the Los Angeles Times discusses the frustrations of American officials in Baghdad with the government of Prime Minister Nuri…

Popes Non Apology Pope Stopped Short

The Pope’s non-Apology The Pope stopped short of an apology on Saturday. He did say he was sorry that Muslims took offense to his quotation of a medieval authority who alleged that…

Popes Trip To Turkey In Doubt Protests

Pope’s Trip to Turkey in Doubt Protests Grow Turkish officials are becoming skittish about Pope Benedict XVI’s planned November trip to Turkey, an almost entirely Muslim country where feelings have been hurt…

50 Bodies Found Baghdad Ditch Called

50 Bodies Found Baghdad Ditch called Impractical Brain injuries are the signature debility of wounded Iraq War vets. Reuters reports civil war violence in Iraq on Friday. A third soldier is missing…

Clemons On Bolton Steve Clemons At

Clemons on Bolton Steve Clemons at the Washington Note predicted two days ago that the Bolton nomination was dead, given Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee’s opposition. The Washington Post has come around to…

5 Us Troops Killed 25 Injured Suicide

5 US Troops Killed, 25 Injured A suicide bomber in Baghdad killed 2 US troops and wounded 25, 3 of them seriously. 16 were hospitalized but not in serious condition. 5 US…

Pope Gets It Wrong On Islam

Pope Gets it Wrong on Islam Pope Benedict’s speech at Regensburg University, which mentioned Islam and jihad, has provoked a firestorm of controversy. The address is more complex and subtle than the…

Khamenei Calls For Us To Depart Iraq

Khamenei calls for US to Depart Iraq US Troop Levels Rise to 147,000 US troop levels in Iraq have jumped to 147,000. You have to wonder whether this big runup of troop…

Maliki In Tehran For Oil Deal 60

Maliki In Tehran For Oil Deal 60

Maliki in Tehran for Oil Deal 60 Bodies found; 24 Dead in Bombings A bombing Wednesday morning killed 3, and 60 bodies were found in various parts of Baghdad the previous 24…

Bush And Rockefeller Two Controversies

Bush and Rockefeller Two controversies are swirling. One regards President Bush’s address to the nation on the anniversary of September 11, which Democrats say was too nakedly political for that solemn occasion.…

Damascus Foils Attack Israel Lebanon

Damascus Foils Attack Israel & Lebanon Syrian security foiled an attack on the US embassy in Damascus by elements of the radical Jund al-Sham (Army of Syria), which has radical Sunni fundamentalist…

Us Soldier Killed Among 28 Others

US Soldier Killed, among 28 Others Sadrists Reject Draft Law on Confederacies Guerrillas bombed a minivan carrying recruits for the Iraqi army, killing 16. Other Sunni Arab guerrillas staged a a mortar…

Zawahiri Threatens Gulf Israel Al

Zawahiri threatens Gulf, Israel Al-Sharq al-Awsat reports [Ar.] that Ayman al-Zawahir threatened Monday in a videotape aired on Aljazeera to launch “new attacks” in Israel and the Gulf. He also announced that…

War With Al Qaeda War With Al Qaeda

The War with al-Qaeda The war with al-Qaeda has many dimensions. There is the war with the organization itself. There is the struggle against its offshoots and copycats. There is cooperation with…

Us Defeated Politically In Al Anbar

US “Defeated Politically” in al-Anbar: Marine Report 1 US Soldier, 42 Others Dead in Violence 58% of Americans say the Iraq War has not been worth the loss of American lives. A…

Us Military Numbers Brought Into

US Military Numbers brought into Question 40 Dead in Saturday Violence Al-Hakim Demans 8-Province Region The McClatchy News Service has cast doubt on the numbers of killed in Baghdad for August as…

36 Killed In Civil War Violence Al

36 Killed in Civil War Violence Al- Karbala’i Backs Militias The small foreign Salafi terror group in Iraq had called on Thursday for more attacks on Americans in Iraq. Many Iraqi Sunni…

Cole In Salon

Cole in Salon.com on Shiite-on-Shiite Violence My article, “Shiite vs. Shiite,” is out in Salon.com. excerpt: ‘ Among the best-selling jewelry items in Iraq today is a pendant consisting of a whole…

Iraqization Of Afghanistan Massive

The Iraqization of Afghanistan A massive suicide car bomb very near the US embassy embassy in Kabul has left at least 3 dead, including Coalition soldiers. The resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan have…

Al Qaeda Gloats Over 911 New Videotape

Al-Qaeda Gloats over 9/11 A new videotape surfaced on Aljazeera Thursday showing Usamah Bin Laden with Ramzi Bin al-Shibh [al-Shibihah], Wa’il al-Ghamdi and other 9/11 hijackers. Bin Laden is shown urging followers…

1500 Dead In August Sunnis In

1500 Dead in August Sunnis in Parliament Complain about Shiite confederacy plan. Two US troops were announced killed on Thursday. The (Sunni) Speaker of Parliament complained bitterly Thursday that he had not…

40 Killed In Bombings Shootings Al

40 Killed in Bombings, Shootings Al-Hakim Seeks Shiite Federal Region Abdul Aziz al-Hakim’s United Iraqi Alliance laid out plans Wednesday in parliament for the creation of a nine-province regional confederacy in the…

Bush Abu Zubayda And End Of Trust Bush

Bush, Abu Zubayda and the End of Trust Bush has lied so often, and about absolutely crucial matters of national security, that I do not trust him any more. This is a…

Bush Turns To Fear Mongering Creation

Bush Turns To Fear Mongering Creation

Bush Turns to Fear-Mongering Creation of “Islamic” Bogeyman The Bush administration obviously wishes it were waging war on Nazi Germany. Even the old Soviet Union would be fine, these nostalgic Cold Warriors…

Parliament To Take Up Shiite Federal

Parliament to take up Shiite Federal Region US Backs off Criticism of Barzani On Wednesday morning a car bomb in the Qahira district of Baghdad killed 8 and wounded 38. Civil war…

35 Bodies Found Executed In Baghdad

35 Bodies Found Executed in Baghdad, Kut 10 Coalition Troops dead in 2 Days AP and Reuters report that 33 bodies, most showing signs of torture, were found in the streets of…

Tantawi Jihad Is Purely Defensive

Tantawi: Jihad is Purely Defensive Freedom of Religious Belief Intrinsic to Islam Al-Sharq al-Awsat reports that the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar Seminary in Cairo, perhaps the foremost Sunni Arab authority, has issued…

Israel To Launch War On Syria Iran

Israel to Launch War on Syria, Iran? The Times of London details Israeli planning for a war with Syria and Iran. Richard Perle, who sold the American people the fantasy that the…

Barzani Threatens Secession Sistani

Barzani Threatens Secession; Sistani Aide Assassinated; 4 GIs Killed Massoud Barzani reacted angrily to criticisms of him by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and many other Iraqi politicians for his call that the…

South Asian Pilgrims Slaughtered

South Asian Pilgrims Slaughtered; Sistani Retires from Politics Upbraids Government for lack of Security 11 Pakistani and 3 Indian Shiite pilgrims that passed through al-Anbar Province and reached al-Nakhib to the west…

Smearing Wilsons Washington Power

Smearing the Wilsons The Washington power elite, like sharks, smells blood in the water. The midterms may well be a political earthquake. If the Dems take the House, investigatory committeess are suddenly…

Barzani Forbids Iraqi Flag Baker In

Barzani Forbids Iraqi Flag; Baker in Baghdad The Pentagon says that violence was up substantially this quarter over last in Iraq. There was a decline violence and deaths in August, but July…

Mortar Shells Kill Dozens Of Shiites

Mortar Shells Kill Dozens of Shiites in East Baghdad Iraq to take over Dhi Qar Province Reuters reports political violence throughout the country, which left at least 67 dead and dozens wounded.…

Google And Michigans Library Google

Google and Michigan’s Library Google books is an astonishing, epochal development. But I am tired of journalists who write about it ignoring the fact that the core of the digitized collection is…