Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Iran is in negotiations with Russia to buy 250 state-of-the-art fighter jets, an Israeli newspaper reported, in a pointed response to a new American bid to sell billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to potential Iranian adversaries in the Middle East.
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Iraq, Iran and How the Surge is Working -- John Burns, Hugh Hewitt Show
Methods That Work in Iraq -- Frederick J. Chiaventone, American Thinker
The Real Long War -- Christopher Chantrill, American Thinker
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Democrats, Answer Questions About Iraq Pullout Plan – Philadelphia Inquirer
Clyburn: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War – Washington Post
Leftward Confusion On Iraq: We Are Winning – Strata Sphere
Democrats Rethinking On Iraq? – Pundita
Lieberman Escalates Attack On Iraq Critics -- The Hill
Toppling Saddam Hussein ended Iraq's role as a counterweight to Iran, a part it had played since the 1980s in a Gulf security system that Washington had hoped would contain the rival powers.
Supplying advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries sends a message that Washington is committed to backing conservative rulers it had criticized after the 9/11 attacks for spawning Islamist militancy, analysts said.
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Armed with Kalashnikovs and machetes, drunken, drugged and traumatized children were at the heart of wars in the 1990s in Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo marked by atrocities committed by young killing machines.
Those wars are now largely over and the United Nations children's fund UNICEF estimates some 250,000 child soldiers remain active in the world -- down from earlier estimates of 300,000.
But other experts say that figure is little more than conjecture given the impossibility of getting hard data on the ground.
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To predict or think of an impending Islamic Revolution in Pakistan is not at all a hard task now. Even keen observers of developments in Pakistan would agree what the cleric said. Self exiled leader Benezir Bhutto guessed it too sitting hundred miles away from the land. The fear of Islamic Revolution which might erupt from religious seminaries or madrassas, is gaining ground as things are shaping up in Pakistan, especially after the fall of Red Mosque. The military operation and subsequent fall of Red Mosque (Lal Masjid) early this month actually have galvanized radical sentiments in Pakistan. This has been fuelled and coupled by anti Musharraf and anti-US wave prevalent in the region including in neighboring Afghanistan. Though it had little effect on neighboring India so far.
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U.S. Toll In Iraq Lowest In 8 Months -- Yahoo News
US Helicopter Down In Iraq, Crew Safe -- Yahoo News
Iraqi Armed Forces Turn To China While Pentagon Dithers – American Thinker
China Arming Both Sides In Iraq – Washington Times
The Purging Of al-Qaeda In Iraq – Strata-Sphere
NOVAK: Pentagon Plan To Forestall Turkey From Invading Iraq... -- Human Events
Brown Warns Bush Of Early Iraq Pull-Out -- Telegraph
Brown Disappoints Critics of Iraq War -- New York Sun
Britain Will Take Troops Out Of Iraq Regardless Of US, Says PM – Independent
Children Hardest Hit By Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq – Guardian
‘Untouchable’ Corruption In Iraq ministries – MSNBC
US Army Kills 8, Detains 40 In Precision Raids Throughout Iraq -- Kuwait News Service
Petraeus: 'A Lot of Soul Searching' -- ABC News
Iraq's Soccer Success Exposes Politicians' Failure -- Reuters
Joint Chiefs Nominee: Iraq Security 'Better, Not Great' -- CNN
Iraq Report: Attacks Fail To Materialize After Soccer Victory -- Fourth Rail
Afghans Recover Body Of Slain Korean Hostage -- Reuters
Families Plead For US Help To Rescue Hostages -- Times Online
Families Losing Hope For Hostages -- CNN
Afghan Taliban: "We Might Stop Killing Hostages" -- CBS News
South Korea Asks U.S. For 'Flexibility' In Hostage Crisis -- International Herald Tribune
Suicide Car Bomb Hits U.S. Convoy In Afghan Capital -- Reuters
Twisted Taliban Politics – Strategy Page
Royal Marine Killed In Gunfight With Taliban – Telegraph
Afghanistan: Attacks On Schools On The Rise --AKI
AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Trapped By Their Own Plans -- Strategy Page
Monday, July 30, 2007
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Another article to read on Iran and Russia is ..... Cold War II | Russia Gives Iran Long Range Offensive Capabilities.
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But Mr Brown hinted that a decision about a British troop withdrawal from Iraq could be made soon, announcing a “full statement to Parliament” on its return in October. The easy rapport seen between Mr Bush and Tony Blair was noticeably absent.
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Yakin Erturk called the situation in South Kivu the worst she has ever seen in four years as the global body's special investigator for violence against women. Sexual violence throughout Congo is "rampant," she said, blaming rebel groups, the armed forces and national police.
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Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) technical adviser David Nyekorach told the BBC the money was needed for consultations with its various groups.Read more ....
Comment: What a pathetic shakedown for money.
In an attempt to get that message across, Hamas took two busloads of foreign journalists on an air conditioned tour of Gaza on Monday — including a stop in a refugee camp where the deposed prime minister waved from his balcony and a prison visit hosted by one of Hamas' most powerful military men.
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Tunnels Are Conduit For Weapons To Gaza -- Yahoo News
Israel Wounds Seven In Gaza -- Reuters
Pakistan has been hit by a string of attacks and suicide bombings, especially in its tribal areas near the Afghan border, following a military assault on the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, complex in the capital Islamabad early this month.
More than 100 people were killed in that assault and an anti-government backlash has followed.
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More news from Pakistan:
Shut Down By September 27 Or Else... -- Daily Times
Pakistan Says Draft US 9/11 Law Could Harm Relations -- Yahoo News
Musharraf May Quit Army To Seal Bhutto Deal: Minister -- Yahoo News
Red Alert In Pak Amidst Presence Of 600 Bombers In Islamabad -- Hindustan Times
Militants Flourish In Al-Qaida's New Haven, Pakistani Leader Faces Bleak Choices -- International Herald Tribune
Govt Planning To Shut Down All Afghan Refugee Camps: Rind -- Daily Times
Militants Seize Shrine In Pakistan -- Yahoo News
The United States plans to offer a $13 billion package for Egypt over 10 years and a $30 billion package for Israel over the same period, increases over previous military funding, as well as unspecified defense aid to Saudi Arabia and Gulf states, said U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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Reports: Iran To Buy Jets From Russia -- Jerusalem Post
Iran Criticizes U.S., Saudis Arms Deal -- APNews
Comment: The arms race is on. The players are clearly positioning themselves for future conflicts.
6 Dead After Minibus Explodes in Baghdad -- FOX News
Mesopotamia: The Champions of Asia -- Iraq The Model
If I Go Back To Iraq Anybody Could Kill Me, Says Hero Football Captain -- This Is London
Sunnis, Shiites And Kurds Unite To Hail Cup-Winning Heroes -- Scotsman
Iraqi Parliament Adjourns In Blow To Bush -- Reuters
Iraqi Parliament Adjourns For August -- Yahoo News
UK Pushing Ahead With Basra Exit Plan -- Sydney Morning Herald
Baghdad Raid Night -- Middle East Journal
Corruption 'Mars Iraq Rebuilding' -- BBC News
Third Of Iraqis 'Need Urgent Aid' -- BBC News
Iraq’s Christian Exodus -- National Review
Commentary: A War We Just Might Win -- New York Times -- Commentary On This Article from Tigerhawk.
Gems Of Iraqi Conspiracy Theories -- International Herald Tribune
Taliban Kill Male South Korean Hostage: Spokesman -- Yahoo News
Taleban 'Shoot Dead' A Second Korean Hostage -- Times Online
Taliban Ambush Kills Up to 13 Private Security Guards in Afghanistan -- FOX News
Chairman Of Afghanistan's Taliban Military Council Killed -- Fourth Rail
Nato Mulls 'Smaller Afghan Bombs' -- BBC News
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Andres Penate said intercepted communications showed the left-wing movement had shot dead the hostages after coming across another rebel unit.
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More news from Lebanon:
Hezbollah: We Are Ready to Strike Israel Again -- FOX News
Hezbollah Rejects U.S. Vision Of Mideast -- Yahoo News
Lebanon: Army Kills 8 Militants In Refugee Camp -- Jerusalem Post
Lebanese Troops Move Deeper Into Battle Camp -- Yahoo News
Lebanese Army Seizes Command Bunker -- Daily Star
Cutting Costs, Bending Rules, And a Trail of Broken Lives -- Washington Post
US-Led Forces Assault Al-Qaeda Across Central Iraq -- Yahoo News
Truck Bomber Turns Against Jihad In Iraq -- MSNBC
Iraq Car Bomb Kills 4, Wounds 10 In Shiite Area -- MSNBC
Third British Soldier In Three Days Killed In Mortar Attack -- Independent
Turkey Set To Defy US And Hunt Kurdish Rebels -- Telegraph
US Fears That Brown Wants Iraq Pull-Out -- Times Online
British Pullback in Iraq Presages Hurdles for U.S. -- New York Times
Gunfire Erupts After Iraq Soccer Win -- Yahoo News
Four Dead After Iraqi Football Victory -- Times Online
Amputations Bring Health Crisis To Iraq -- Guardian
Taliban Says No More Talks On Korean Hostages -- Yahoo News
Taliban Leaders Set Korean Hostage Deadline -- Reuters
Plea From Pope: Release S. Korean Hostages -- CBS News
Karzai 'Doing Best' For Hostages -- BBC News
Afghanistan Tries To Shame Taliban Kidnappers -- MSNBC
Afghan Leaders: Free Female Hostages -- Yahoo News
Three British Soldiers Dead In A Week: The Bloody Battle Of Kajaki Dam -- Independent
House Members Say They Will Try to Block Arms Sales to Saudis -- Washington Post
Israel Declines To Criticize U.S. Weapons Sales To Gulf Arab States -- International Herald Tribune
Commentary from Douglas Farah on the Saudi Government and its links to Islamic extremism.
Musharraf Risks Civil War As He Invades The Al-Qaeda Badlands -- Times Online
Bhutto Warns Of Islamist Revolt In Pakistan, Plans Return -- Yahoo News
Zawahiri Backs Militant Action Against Musharraf -- Yahoo News
Cleric To 'Wage Jihad' If US Attacks Waziristan -- Gulf News
600 ‘Suicide Bombers’ Lurking In Twin Cities -- Daily Times
Musharraf Urged To Quit Army Post -- BBC News
Al-Qa'eda Divided Over Musharraf -- Telegraph
Army, Law Enforcers Warned Against Wearing Uniform In Public -- Daily Times
New 'Red Mosque' Springs Up -- News 24
Eavesdroppers heard her whispering sweet nothings to someone whom they took to be her secretary, another female diplomat - and the CIA set out to undermine Mrs McAfee by spreading rumours in Washington that she was a lesbian.
There was just one problem. The ambassador, who was happily married, was not having an affair with her secretary. The secret microphones had instead recorded her "cooing endearments" to Murphy, her poodle.
The mistake is just one example of bungling by the CIA chronicled in a new history of the agency by the Pulitzer prize-winning author, Tim Weiner, who has covered intelligence matters for The New York Times for two decades.
His book draws on 50,000 documents in the CIA's archives, dating back to 1947, the year it was founded, and more than 300 interviews with staff, past and present, including 10 former directors. Weiner concludes that "the most powerful nation in the history of Western civilisation has failed to create a first-rate spy service" - a failure, he argues, that is a danger to American security.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Hamas-Run Gaza Government Starts Paying Salaries Of Thousands Of Civil Servants -- International Herald Tribune
Unconfirmed Report: One Of Two Captive Soldiers Has Died -- Jerusalem Post
"The Reaper is an attack aircraft loaded to the hilt with weapons," Gen. T. Michael Moseley, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told ABC News exclusively.
Four MQ-9 Reapers, defined by the Air Force as "hunter-killers," are expected to arrive within several months, according to Gen. Moseley.Read more......
Pakistan Blast Investigation Begins -- Yahoo News
Pakistan Tightens Security After Mosque Suicide Blast -- Yahoo News
Recurring Suicide Bomb Nightmare Haunts Pakistan -- Reuters
Pushtun Politics And The Pakistani Predicament -- Strategy Page
US, Pakistan Differ On Terrorist Sanctuaries -- Daily Times
Red Mosque Closed Indefinitely After Attack -- Khaleej imes
Eight Police Personnel Among 15 Persons Killed In Islamabad Suicide Bombing -- Terrorism Update
Pakistan Suicide Bomb Wave Warning -- CNN News
4 Killed, 10 Hurt By Car Bomb In Baghdad -- Yahoo News
Finding Nonsectarian Military Leaders -- Yahoo News
U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq At 3,646 -- Yahoo News
US Accuses Saudis Of Telling Lies About Iraq -- Guardian
U.N. Spotlights Iraqi Refugee Kids -- Yahoo News
U.S. Widens Push To Use Armed Iraqi Residents -- MSNBC
Iraqi Security Forces & U.S. Advisors Battle Mahdi Army In Karbala -- Fourth Rail
Americans Call In Airstrike in Clash With Shiite Militia -- New York Times
Iraq Government In Disarray, Leaders Play Blame Game -- Reuters
Iraq Salutes Its Asian Cup Soccer Finalist -- LA Times
A Tale Of Abduction And Escape In Iraq -- LA Times
Iraqi Officials Raise Death Toll In Thursday Bombing In Baghdad To 61 Killed -- International Herald Tribune
U.S. Troop Deaths Show Sharp July Decline -- USA Today
British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan -- Telegraph
Afghan Clashes Kill Three NATO Soldiers -- Reuters
50 Taliban And 28 Civilians Killed In Afghan Clashes -- Daily Times
Former Taliban Lawmaker In SKorea Talks -- Yahoo News
Afghans Say May Use Force If Hostage Talks Fail -- Yahoo News
Taliban Says Some Korean Hostages Sick -- Khaleej Times
Robert Fisk On Zahir Shah: The Last King Of Afghanistan
"Relations between the top United States general in Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki, the country's prime minister, are so bad that the Iraqi leader made a direct appeal for his removal to President George W Bush.
Although the call was rejected, aides to both men admit that Mr Maliki and Gen David Petraeus engage in frequent stand-up shouting matches, differing particularly over the US general's moves to arm Sunni tribesmen to fight al-Qa'eda."
Commentary: On all levels this is shocking news. If the senior U.S. Commander in Iraq cannot work with the Iraqi Prime Minister and his government, expectations and predictions that the surge will be successful cannot possibly succeed.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, told a joint House committee hearing that al Qaeda has conducted terrorist attacks against more than two dozen nations since September 11.
Read the entire article here.
The Iraq War Is Lost by Peter Galbraith
The Intellectual Stakes of the Iraq War by Robert Tracinski
The Surge: Another View By Douglas Hanson
Terror group vows to obtain U.S. weaponry -- World Net Daily
Fatah officials blamed for fall -- BBC
Fatah official in Gaza rout quits post -- International Herald Tribune
Captain's Quarter's comments.
Islamists Retake Pakistan Mosque, Paint Walls Red -- Yahoo News
Red Mosque Suicide Attack Kills 11 In Pakistan -- Telegraph
Blast Near Pakistan Mosque Kills 13, Mostly Police -- Reuters
Islamabad Blast (Video) -- Reuters
Bomber Targets Police As Red Mosque Violence Flares -- Times Online
Blast Kills 11 In Pakistan Hotel -- Independent
Deadly Blast Rocks Pakistani Capital -- CBS News
Pakistan Chaos -- MSNBC
New Violence At Reopened Pakistan Mosque -- ABC News
U.S. Congress Ties Pakistan Aid To Terrorism Progress -- Yahoo News
Strikes In Pakistan Still An Option, Officials Say -- Pakistan Daily Times
Pakistan's Musharraf Rules Out US Strikes -- Yahoo News
US, Pakistan Differ on Cleaning Out Terrorist Sanctuaries -- VOA News
U.S. Senate Approves Anti-Terror Bill -- UPI
U.S. Congress Ties Pakistan Aid To Terrorism Progress -- Yahoo News
Presidential Candidate Romney: Americans Angry With Iraq War -- Breitbart
Murtha Pushes New Iraq Bill – USA Today
Conservatives Call For Bush To Emphasize ‘Leaving Iraq’ – The Hill
Winning In Iraq And Losing In Washington – New York Post
UPI Poll: Congress Worse Than Bush On Iraq – UPI
Report: 28 Afghans Killed In Airstrikes -- Yahoo News
More Troops May Be Needed In Afghanistan -- Telegraph
Deadline Passes For Koreans Held By Taleban -- Times Online
Korean Hostages Alive In Afghanistan, Say Taliban -- Reuters
Spirits Sag in South Korea at Death of Hostage -- New York Times
Dozens Of Afghan Civilians Die In Air Raids: Residents -- Reuters
U.K. In Taliban Policy Split With US -- Telegraph
Taleban Commander Was 'Shot Dead' – BBC News
'Many Taleban Killed' In Clashes – BBC News
NATO Soldier, 60 Taliban Killed In Battles In Southern Afghanistan – L.A. Times
Second Fierce Battle Explodes In Musa Qala -- Afgha.com
Evidence of Iranian Support for Afghan Insurgency Mounts -- e-Ariana
AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Plant Hundreds Of Mines In Helmand Province -- IRIN
AFGHANISTAN: UN Funds Specialists To Help Investigate Mass Graves -- IRIN
Actor Jon Voight Warns of Massive Bloodbath If US Flees Iraq -- Gateway Pundit
Basra 'Will Be Handed Over To Iraqis By End Of Year' -- Independent
Saudis’ Role in Iraq Frustrates U.S. Officials -- New York Times
U.S. Says ills 17 Militiamen In Iraq Clashes -- Reuters
US Troops Battle Kerbala Militia -- BBC News
Pentagon Says Making Contingency Iraq Pullout Plan -- Reuters
Baghdad Car Bomb Kills 25, Wounds 115 -- Reuters
Jordan, Syria: Iraqi Refugees Need Help – CBS News
Iraqis Turn To Gangs To Flee For Safety – International Herald Tribune
Added Forces Credited For Decline In Military Deaths In Iraq – LA Times
Predicated On Defeat – Dr. Sanity
Iraq Report: Al Qaeda Strikes In Baghdad – Fourth Rail
Iraq's "Excess Deaths": Lancing The Lancet -- Tigerhawk
Commentary: The Rule, Not the Exception -- Michael Totten
Entrepreneurs or Insurgents? Economic Growth in Iraq -- U.S. Cavalry On Point
Peace Agreement in Diyala -- Duty in The Desert
Dawn Patrol: Numerous Dispatches From Iraq -- Mudville Gazette
Also, Islamist protesters threw stones and shoes at police and spectators as Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf reopened the divisive Red Mosque in Islamabad.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Part 2 is here.
Human Rights Watch says more than 1,000 people were killed by anti-personnel mines in Colombia last year, up from less than 300 in 2001.
The Farc rebel group often places landmines in civilian areas.
The group said the number of civilian victims had increased from 66 in the year 2000, to more than 300 last year.
Korean Found Dead As Taliban Threaten To Kill More Hostages -- Independent
General Faces Demotion In Tillman Case -- MSNBC
Taliban Hints At Break In Korean Hostage Deadlock -- Guardian
US-Led Forces Kill More Than 60 Taliban Suspects -- Guardian
U.S.: More Than 50 Taliban Killed In Battle -- MSNBC
Commentary: Surging Support For The Invasion – Just One Moment
Commentary: Hilzoy's 10 Lessons From Iraq – Obsidian Wings
Commentary: Imagining Defeat In Iraq – Scripps Howard News Service
SCOTT THOMAS BEAUCHAMP Comes Out of Shadows at TNR -- Gateway Pundit
Haditha Marine: "I Didn't Know There Were Women & Children in House" -- Gateway Pundit
30 Less Terrorists To Worry About In Fallujah (Video) -- Gateway Pundit
More Accurate Green Zone Attacks Aided By Iran: U.S. -- Yahoo News
Baghdad Bomb Kills 21, Burns Building, Cars -- USA Today
Five US troops Killed In Iraq Battles -- Guardian
Bomb Kills 25 In Shiite Area Of Baghdad -- Yahoo News
Khalis Tribal Leaders Sign Peace Agreement -- Operation Iraq Freedom
U.S. Envoy: Troops Holding Down Violence -- Yahoo News
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
H/T to Pajamas Media
Another story comes from Strata-Sphere, and Tigerhawk discusses how "Pakistanis Are Cleaning Up The American Mess".
Somalia: Overnight bomb blasts wound two in Mogadishu -- Shabelle
President Bush Says Military Needs Time To Defeat Al Qaeda In Iraq – LA Times
Dems Taking All-Or-Nothing View On Iraq – Yahoo News
U.S. Making Progress In Iraq, Says ET Lawmaker -- Knox News
New York Times Quietly Edits Article on 'Shock Troops' – Little Green Footballs
Iraq Report: Tribes In Khalis Pledge To Fight Al Qaeda – Weekly Standard
The Invisible Enemy in Iraq – Strategy Page
Iraqi Insurgents, Together at Poolside – Time Magazine
New Plan For Iraq Maintains Major U.S. Presence For 2 More Years – FOX News
Iran To Consider More Iraq Talks With US – Yahoo News
British Troop Withdrawal From Iraq Hopes Fade – Telegraph
Sunni Bloc Suspends Iraqi Gov't Membership – Yahoo News
Desert Where Insurgents Are Kings Of The Castle – Telegraph
Baathists Announce Plans For Iraq Once Democrats Complete Withdrawal -- Gateway Pundit
More Progress In Diyala As Shieks Sign Pact To Fight al-Qaeda -- Strata-Sphere
Taliban Kill Hostage -- Reuters
Taliban Say Kill Korean Hostage, Set New Deadline -- Reuters
Taliban Kills South Korean Hostage- Dumps Body on Highway -- Gateway Pundit
Britain Losing 'Hearts And Minds' In Afghanistan -- Telegraph
Afghan Taliban Set New Deadline For Korean Hostages -- Reuters
Report: Afghan Police Find Hostage's Body -- CNN
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
It is enough to get your blood boiling.
Foreign attacks in Pakistan intolerable
No unilateral military strikes in FATA: US
Standing US offer of air support, 'supporting fires' to Pakistan: officials
US provided Pakistan with intel about senior Al Qaeda leaders in tribal region
Pakistani students display a radical Islam
Wanted Pakistan militant blows himself up
Militants kidnap, kill two Pakistani soldiers
Official: Islamic militants have launched fresh attacks on security forces
20 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan fighting
Clinton Enlists Other Senators In Pentagon Fight -- Newsday
Troop Withdrawal: Considering the Consequences (Video) – Heritage Foundation
New Military Plan At Odds With Congress -- CBS News
Pressure on Capitol Hill Representatives To Get "John Doe" Provision In Homeland Security Bill -- Washington Times
Bush Stresses Links To al-Qaida In Charleston Speech -- Charleston.Net
Bush: Al-Qaida Is A Direct Threat To U.S. -- Houston Chronicle
US: 75 Taliban Killed In Afghan Clashes -- Yahoo News
Afghan, Foreign Troops Kill Dozens Of Taliban -- Yahoo News
Afghanistan Troop Surge Not On The Agenda, Says Miliband -- Guardian
Taleban Commander 'Kills Himself' -- BBC News
Camel-Riding Former Gitmo Detainee Blows Himself Up -- Gateway Pundit
Pakistani Taliban Commander Abdullah Mehsud Killed During Raid -- Fourth Rail
Afghanistan Buries Its Last King -- BBC News
Report: Taliban Moving Closer To Kabul -- UPI
Afghan Tribal Elders Act As Go-Betweens In Hostage Talks -- International Herald Tribune
Increase In German Troops In Afghanistan Possible -- Expatica
MNF-Iraq Releases Statement on TNR's Soldier Stories -- Gateway Pundit
U.S. Seen In Iraq Until At Least "09": Goal Is Set As Security Nationwide -- New York Times
U.S. May Stay In Iraq To '09, Based On New Plan -- MSNBC
U.S. Sets 2008 Goal For Iraq Security -- Yahoo News
U.S. Brokers Iraqi Tribes Security Accord – World Peace Herald
NYT's Baghdad Bureau Chief: U.S. in Iraq ‘Very Important Inhibitor Against Violence' – News Busters
A Flight To Nowhere: How Iraqis Are Treated In Jordan – Pajamas Media
Iraqi Qaeda Group Denies "Fictitious Leader" Claim – Reuters
Kurdistan: The Price of Oil – Global Voices Online
U.S. blockades Shiite Stronghold – Yahoo News
U.S.-Iran talks Resume In Baghdad -- Yahoo News
Iraq Talks Marred By 'US-Iran Clash' -- Telegraph
US 'Confronts' Iran As Talks Resume On Iraq -- Guardian
U.S., Iran, Iraq To Start Security Panel -- Yahoo News
Turkey Steps Back From Iraq Invasion After Poll -- Times Online
Iraq Car Bomber Kills At Least 24 In Shiite City -- MSNBC
Suicide Car Bomb Kills 26 At Iraq Children's Hospital -- Yahoo News
Four Headlines on Iraq -- Futurist
Al-Qaida affiliate In Iraq Denies In Web Posting That U.S. Troops Captured Its Top Iraqi -- International Herald Tribune
Commentary: The Surge Is Succeeding In Iraq -- American Thinker
Syria Scraps "Iraqi Resistance" Conference In Damascus -- Gateway Pundit
Baghdad Crackdown Swamps Jails -- Sydney Morning Herald
Iraq Report: Taji tribes Turn On Mahdi Army And al Qaeda -- Weekly Standard
Monday, July 23, 2007
This information is leaking out now ....... is someone trying to send a message?
In the meantime .......... Washington Post And ABC News have a poll contradicting the New York Times poll ........ what are people thinking?
More on this story from the Weekly Standard with blog links, and from the American Thinker.
Worry ....... be very worried.
My ego wonders if it is all because of little me and the launching of War News Updates.......yeah right.
Commentary: Keeping The Flying Imams Airborne -- Investors Daily
Commentary: Redeploy and Then? Defeatists Are Not Looking Past 2008 Elections -- Threatswatch
U.S. Sens. Warner and Lugar Call for Revised Iraq Strategy by October -- ABC News
Commentary: Milking Defeatism For Political Gain -- Washington Times