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|By: Jim White Saturday October 2, 2010 7:30 am|
Tense relations between the United States and Pakistan are leading to a mixed set of signals today. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US is secretly diverting military drones from Afghanistan for CIA use in Pakistan, resulting in a record month for drone strikes in Pakistan. As if to prove this point, Reuters reports that on Saturday two drone strikes in Pakistan killed 18 people. Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani on Friday addressed the Pakistan National Assembly and spoke of unspecified “other options” should the US continue its helicopter raids over the border, but a telephoned apology from General David Petraeus to General Ashfaq Kayani (Chief of Staff of Pakistan’s army) seems to have calmed tensions to the point that the closure of the Torkham crossing now is described as temporary. Adding to the mix, Iran’s PressTV trots out Zaid Hamid (Googling him brings many references to him being a conspiracy theorist and Pakistan’s answer to Glenn Beck) to comment on the situation, ascribing US actions to panic over the prospect of losing the war in Afghanistan.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday September 29, 2010 12:28 pm|
Finally, the Obama Administration and human rights advocates agree that when government officials condone, order or engage in kidnappings, renditions, blackmail, beatings and torture, those officials should be held personally accountable and sanctioned under international law . . . As long as they’re Iranians.
|By: CTuttle Sunday September 26, 2010 3:52 pm|
The Settlement Freeze went out with a bang…
|By: Rayne Sunday September 19, 2010 11:04 am|
Iranian news outlet Fars reported today that seven American troops were taken into custody inside Iran. We’re seeing denials from both Iranian and U.S. sources. The situation is ripe for disinformation since what happened is very unclear, Fars is the the sole originating source, and no other authoritative source has emerged to make a widely-publicized statement of any kind.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday September 18, 2010 12:49 am|
American Author, journalist, blogger and videographer, Max Blumenthal, partnering with Joseph Dana, has posted a new video, Feeling the loyalty to the Jewish State. Like many of Max’s earlier interviews with young North American kids in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, the responses he gets tend to be surprising, even shoc
|By: Joe Baur Tuesday September 14, 2010 11:35 am|
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010. Boehner comes to Bush Tax Cut compromise, Gingrich done got crazier, and a record Saudi arms deal.
|By: rebeccagriffin Tuesday September 7, 2010 4:24 pm|
A small business owner in San Francisco was forced to close a thriving business in a time of economic recession because of new counterproductive sanctions on Iran.
|By: Gareth Porter Sunday September 5, 2010 4:03 pm|
In an interview on the PBS NewsHour last Wednesday, Joe Biden was unwilling to contradict the official narrative of the Iraq War that Gen. David Petraeus and the Bush surge had turned Iraq into a good war after all. That interview serves as a reminder of just how completely the Democratic Party foreign policy elite [...]