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ADF kill five Afghan children

Australia, Blog, Middle East

February 15, 2009

Anger is mounting in Afghanistan after the Australian Defence Force kill five Afghan children during a raid on Thursday.  Tom Hyland, Foreign Editor at The Age, files the following report: “AFGHAN authorities have condemned the killing of civilians – including five children – in a...

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The Theory of Relativity for the Nuclear Family

Blog, General

February 15, 2009

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. ”   – Albert Einstein....

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Pakistani base used for US drone attacks

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

February 15, 2009

The following article, by Anwar Iqbal, was published in the Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English Newspaper:   “WASHINGTON: Drones that attack suspected terrorist targets inside Pakistan actually take off from the Pakistani soil, a senior US lawmaker said at a congressional hearing which also heard...

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The Road to Afghanistan

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

February 13, 2009

As the United States increase their military might and political pressure in Afghanistan, they now find trouble around every corner. Literally. The road into the war torn country has become the latest threat for US and NATO forces, as the following article by Robert Mackey suggests. “More than 80...

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Myth: Obama’s “radical changes”

Blog, Politics, USA

February 7, 2009

John Pilger’s latest article in the New Statesman takes a look at the myths surrounding the new Obama administration. How “shutting down the CIA’s secret prison network” really just means outsourcing torture.  Change? What change. “…What the childish fawning over Obama...

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Taliban: Bearded Aliens

Blog, Middle East, USA

February 6, 2009

In 1940 the Nazi’s portreyed Jews to be nothing more than filthy vermin in the propoganda film “Der Ewige Jude” (The Eternal Jew). In 2009 the Americans liken Muslims to aliens. I guess its easier to kill someone when they’re either a rat or from another planet. “A FUNDAMENTAL...

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Israel has an election problem

Blog, Middle East, News, Politics

February 3, 2009

Israeli strikes into Gaza and the West Bank have increased just days before Israel’s February 10 Parliamentary Election. Two Palestinians have been killed and scores injured as Israel’s “harsh and disproportionate” retaliation to Hamas rocket fire flares up once again.   Is Gaza the...

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Obama: Oh Bummer!

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

February 1, 2009

Democracy Now! reports on the rising tenstion in the border regions of Pakistan: “In Pakistan, outrage continues to mount over a US military attack approved by President Obama. Last Friday, unmanned US Predator drones fired missiles at houses in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or...

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Troops? What troops?

Blog, Pakistan, Politics, USA

February 1, 2009

The pentagon has told Pakistan not to worry about the huge increase in troop numbers on the Pak-Afghan border.   Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said that the build up of  US troops pose no threat to Pakistan.   “But this certainly should not be viewed as any sort of threat to Pakistan....

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Iran to launch legal action against Israel

Blog, Middle East, Politics

January 27, 2009

“Iran’s Attorney General Ghorbanali Dorri Najaf Abadi said on Monday that Iran was going to launch a legal action against Israel over Gaza issue, Iran’s satellite Press TV website reported on Monday.       “Iran will host an international meeting to review the legal aspects of...

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