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Israel arrests one year old “terrorist” baby.

Blog, Middle East

May 26, 2009

Israeli citizens can sleep in safety now that the one year old baby, Fahd Louai Shuqair, has been placed under house arrest.   Israeli authourities arrested the infant claiming that because he was born in Damascus he must be a terrorist. Nice one Israel, yet another human rights abuse to add to your...

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Don’t mention the war, and especially not the death toll

Blog, Middle East, USA

May 13, 2009

FAIR, (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting) has released a report dealing with the current US attack on civillians in Afghanistan. It all seemed to be going so well, until yet again, US forces decided to kill more innocent civillians. Good luck trying to put a good spin on this PR nighmare Obama: Early...

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US snipers use ‘baiting’ to kill innocent Iraqis

Blog, Middle East, USA

May 7, 2009

US snipers have been placing various items on the side of the road and waiting until an Iraqi, any Iraqi (the US doesn’t discriminate when it comes to killing), picks it up. The sniper then shoots them. Would you pick up a curious looking bundle of goods if you new it meant getting your head blown...

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Obama calls for a world without Nukes

Blog, Middle East, Pakistan, Politics, USA

April 4, 2009

President Obama is going to call for a world free from nuclear weapons in a speech he is to deliver on Sunday in Prague.   “Even with the Cold War over, the spread of nuclear weapons or the theft of nuclear material could lead to the extermination of any city on the planet – this weekend in...

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“Iran is the key to peace”

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

March 9, 2009

In his latest article, Rod McGuinness, managing editor of newmatilda.com, interviews Robert Baer, an ex-CIA operative.  The article, “Iran is the key to peace” outlines some of the West’s misconcieved ideas about this Middle-Eastern superpower and articulates some very important points:  ...

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US Drone down in flames

Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, USA

March 8, 2009

Taliban fighters have shot down an unmanned US drone in the Tribal regions along the Afghan border.  Over 200 people have been killed by drone attacks since August 2008, so it’s not at all surprising that the drones are being targeted.  ...

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Obama wants talks with Taliban

Blog, Middle East, Politics, USA

March 8, 2009

“Mr Obama told the New York Times that US forces in Iraq had persuaded some Islamic radicals alienated by the tactics of al-Qaeda to co-operate. He said there might be similar opportunities in Afghanistan, although the situation there was more complex.”...

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Mustafa Qadri: “It’s like fighting quick sand”

Blog, Middle East, News, Pakistan, USA

February 20, 2009

In his latest article, Mustafa Qadri writes about the continued conflict crippling Afghanistan, its links across the border in Pakistan, the build up of US troops in the region and the recent Taliban suicide attacks in Kabul: “It’s like fighting quick sand” AFGHANISTAN – February 18, 2009...

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Kyrgyzstan evicts the US

Blog, Middle East, News, Politics, USA

February 20, 2009

The parliament of Kyrgyzstan have given the US six months to vacate their highly strategic airbase, which served as a back-door into Afghanistan . The bill, passed by 78  out of 81 deputies, is a move that proves to be very problematic for the new Obama adminstration: “MOSCOW – The Parliament...

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NATO: Afghan civillian deaths up by 46%

Blog, Middle East, News

February 17, 2009

The transparency group Wikileaks has issued a press release regarding a confidential NATO report that details the dramatic increase in civillians deaths, the rise in civil disorer and the lack of basic health care and education in Afghanistan.        ...

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