Monthly Archives: June 2006

“The (Anti-) Palestinian Authority”

"While the PA and its benefiting classes are fighting a battle to keep the "process" alive, the Israelis have shown every indication that the "process" ended for them a long time ago. For them, the Oslo process was a necessary … Continue reading

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An American Tragedy

"Brian visits the only other Bedford father who had lost a son in Iraq. On November 15, 2004, 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Travis R. Desiato, who grew up with John Hart, was searching for insurgents in a row of houses … Continue reading

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Not So Clear, Eh?

"Over the past several months, Brammertz quietly jettisoned many of Mehlis’s conclusions and began entertaining other investigative leads, examining a variety of possible motives and a number of potential perpetrators in recognition of the animosities Hariri had engendered among business … Continue reading

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“Unity” at Work in Prisons

On Saturday, a group of parliament members paid a surprise visit to a detention facility run by the Interior Ministry in Baqubah, north of Baghdad. "We have found terrible violations of the law," said Muhammed al-Dayni, a Sunni parliament member … Continue reading

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Is this funny or what?

Yes.  It is a Dukakis moment.  Armored vests and helmets look mighty fine on people not used to them.  I hope they were sitting on something real solid,  The "stuff" that comes up through the floor is usually the worst … Continue reading

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Killing Zarqawi

By Richard Sale Perhaps the most important element of the tracking down and killing of terrorist mastermind Abu Musah al-Zarqawi rests on the fact that the key intelligence came from an Iraqi source, according to serving U.S. intelligence officials. The … Continue reading

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Staff Sergeant Wutterich and Haditha

"A sergeant who led a squad of Marines during the incident in Haditha, Iraq, that left as many as 24 civilians dead said his unit did not intentionally target any civilians, followed military rules of engagement and never tried to … Continue reading

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Will the Next Zarqawi Please Stand Up?

  ""a severe blow to al-Qaida and it is a significant victory in the war on terror." (GW Bush) But he cautioned: "We have tough days ahead of us in Iraq that will require the continuing patience of the American … Continue reading

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Lebanon – A Thin Line Between Tragedy and Farce

"A burial site in eastern Lebanon originally believed to be a mass grave for victims of Syria’s military presence is actually a graveyard dating to the 17th century, a Lebanese prosecutor said in a statement published Wednesday. Syria ended its … Continue reading

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Sipping the Koolaid

"A bold proposal comes from my friend in Iraq, who knows the security situation there intimately. He argues that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should move his government’s 27 ministries, which increasingly are operating in the Green Zone, out into the … Continue reading

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