Napoleon Defeats Knights of St. John, Takes Malta At the Napoleon in Egypt blog, Bourrienne’s brief account of the conquest of the Knights of St. John at Malta.
Archives for July 2007
Iraqi Parliament Adjourns ASEAN Calls for US Withdrawal from Iraq Iraq’s parliament went on a one-month hiatus Tuesday afternoon, having not passed any significant legislation. Bush had outlined 4 ‘benchmarks’ last January that the Iraqi government needed to meet by June. These were passage of a petroleum law, passage of a law specifying distribution of […]
Sick on the New Cold War with Iran at our group blog, Columbia U. Political Scientist and former National Security Adviser Gary Sick lays out what he sees as a coherent Bush administration policy of pursuing a new Cold War in the Middle East, with Iran. Sick’s analysis explains everything from the new arms deal […]
A third of Iraqi Children Malnourished Baghdad Neighborhoods Emptied by Snipers Skepticism on Gates-Rice Mission The aid organization Oxfam estimates that a third of Iraqis, about 8 million persons, are in urgent need of aid, lacking potable water and in many instances even food to eat. The BBC summarizes: ‘ Nearly 30% of children are […]
Bonaparte Betrayed at Cairo At the Napoleon in Egypt blog, the story of how Gen. Bonaparte discovered during his march on Cairo that his wife was cheating on him, and what he wrote his brother in response.
Basra Governor Dismissed Fadhila Brands al-Maliki Gov. “the New Baath” Sunnis Complain about “Threats” The Sunni Arab bloc in parliament, the Iraqi Accord Front, traded insults on Saturday with the al-Maliki government. In the wake of its suspension of participation in the government on Wednesday, al-Maliki’s spokesman, Ali Dabbagh made a statement that the Sunnis […]
Mayberry Testimony on Kidnapping of Workers for US Embassy Baghdad I mentioned story the other day briefly about allegations that the Kuwaiti contracting firm building the US embassy in Baghdad has Shanghaied workers, bringing them to the Middle East under false pretences and depriving them of their passports– In essence, of kidnapping them. The video […]
Al-Maliki Tensions Said Severe with Petraeus; US Raid in Karbala Steven R. Hurst and Qassim Abdul-Zahra of the Associated Press get the scoop that relations between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and US Gen. David Petraeus are so tense that aides to al-Maliki say he has considered asking Washington to pull the general out of Baghdad. […]
EPIC News Release: Responsibility to Iraqi Refugees Act The Education for Peace in Iraq Center sent this news release on an important bill that is in danger of languishing in Congress: “On June 14th, when we began building support for Congressman Blumenauer’s Responsibility to Iraqi Refugees Act of 2007 (H.R. 2265), only 14 representatives had […]