by No War Against Iran'Der Spiegel reports that a German military think tank believes ‘peak oil’ may occur this year, and that is could cause the collapse of both democracies and free markets within 30 years.' via Disinformation
However, senior members of the armed forces, the official says, hope the White House will hold off because of the current involvement of US troops in Iraq, and the problems any attack could cause for the Republicans in 2008. [Published: 12:01AM GMT 26 Feb 2007] Pentagon is 'drawing up plan to bomb Iran' [PUB 2007] www.telegraph.co.uk The Pentagon is drawing up a contingency plan to bomb Iran that could be implemented within 24 hours, it was reported yesterday.
KABUL Bank will now be known as Al Qaeda recruitment HQ: Fears over the future of ailing Kabul Bank grew violent Wednesday as state police beat back crowds of frustrated Afghan government workers attempting to withdraw their salaries on the final day before a four-day national holiday. Afghan police beat back mob of government workers at Kabul Bank branch www.washingtonpost.com KABUL - Fears over the future of ailing Kabul Bank grew violent Wednesday as state police beat back crowds of frustrated Afghan government workers attempting to withdraw their salaries on the final day before a four-day national holiday.
“Nine years after 11 September and the start of the operation ‘Enduring Freedom,’ which justified its commitment not only with the hunt for terrorists, but also with the fight for women’s rights, the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan still is catastrophic.”
This should go over well... The Associated Press: Pentagon proposes huge sale of warplanes to Saudis www.google.com WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking a go-ahead from Congress to sell up to $60 billion worth of sophisticated warplanes to Saudi Arabia and could add another $30 billion worth of naval arms in a deal designed to counter the rise of Iran as a regional power.
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.
Bringing 'Democracy' to the world, one corrupt government at a time: "It was a scene repeated throughout the province. The elections in Wardak were marred by widescale fraud, violence, and an extremely low turnout, casting doubt on the legitimacy of the new class of lawmakers that will represent the province."
Ballot-stuffing witnessed amid troubled Afghanistan vote www.csmonitor.com As Afghans voted Saturday, a reporter in Wardak Province spoke to an election worker about how his team had set out to stuff ballot boxes. The widescale fraud in Wardak may speak to troubles in the broader Afghanistan vote.
CIA’s Afghan Kill Teams Expand U.S. War In Pakistan ...Counterterrorist Pursuit Teams, a posse of anti-Taliban and al-Qaeda locals who don’t respect the porous Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The teams are practically brigade-sized: a “paramilitary army” of 3000 Afghans, said to be “elite, well-trained” and capable of quietly crossing over in the Pakistani extremist safe havens where U.S. troops aren’t allowed to operate. The CIA directs and funds the teams.
Barny Frank on Iraq: "What are they there for, if it's not combat? To monitor elections? To mediate religious disputes? Let's get them home," Frank said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "What the hell are they there for?" Barney Frank Wants All Troops Home From Iraq: 'What The Hell Are They Doing There?' | War Is A Crime www.afterdowningstreet.org Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) called on Friday for President Obama to bring the 50,000 troops remaining in Iraq back home to the United States, arguing that it's inappropriate to deploy troops trained for combat in a non-combat situation.