Several US soldiers involved in Afghan killings Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012
30 killed after Syrian cities hit by car bombs A car bomb hit Syria's second city Aleppo yesterday, a day after explosions killed 27 in Damascus, and security forces arrested and beat activists at a rare anti-Government protest in the centre of the capital.
U.S. Faces a Tricky Task in Assessment of Data on Iran While American spy agencies have believed that the Iranians halted efforts to build a nuclear bomb back in 2003, the difficulty in assessing the government's ambitions was evident two years ago, when what appeared to be alarming new intelligence emerged, according to current and former United States officials.
Hawks Steering Debate on How to Take On Iran Even before President Obama declared this month that "I have Israel's back" in its escalating confrontation with Iran, pro-Israel figures like the evangelical Christian leader Gary L. Bauer and the conservative commentator William Kristol were pushing for more.
Oman warns on military confrontation with Iran Oman, located strategically on the opposite side of the Strait of Hormuz from Iran, said the risk of military conflict between Tehran and the West was rising but there was still plenty of opportunity to negotiate peace.
Afghanistan: $2 Billion a Week for Hatred is Too Much, FBI Says Now It's Coming Here I want a better deal on the hatred we are buying. The subway service in my town (Boston) is about to increase fares, again, and cut back service in a semi-yearly ritual of crapping on the poorest in Gov. Duval Patrick's state, in a week when the US will toss another $2 billion at military operations in Afghanistan which seems only to keep generating more hatred for Americans.
Our immoral drone war The fact is, there is almost no oversight or accountability over the drone strikes in America, and certainly none in Pakistan, rendering the term "civilian" entirely useless in the discussion of any legal, ethical or strategic appropriateness of the targeted killing campaign.