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War on terror forever
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

War on terror forever
And the winner of the Oscar for Best Sequel of 2013 goes to... The Global War on Terror (GWOT), a Pentagon production. Abandon all hope those who thought the whole thing was over with the cinematographic snuffing out of "Geronimo", aka Osama bin Laden, further reduced to a fleeting cameo in the torture-enabling flick Zero Dark Thirty.

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The Assassination Manual

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Israeli prime minister pledges to form a broad government that will focus on socioeconomic issues.

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Russia warned Israel and the West on Wednesday against any military strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities but suggested Tehran should be quicker to cooperate over inspections of its nuclear sites.

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Hagel reassures Jewish leaders on Iran position
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