Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 23 Iraqis Killed; 39 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:35 p.m. EST, Jan. 5, 2008U.S. officials today confirmed that an Iraqi soldier shot two American soldiers to death the day after Christmas. Another American soldier was killed today in an IED explosion. Meanwhile, at least 23 Iraqis were killed and 39 more were wounded in the latest violence. Also, Iraqi newspapers have … Continue reading “Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 23 Iraqis Killed; 39 Iraqis Wounded”

Evidence of Israeli ‘Cowardly Blending’ Comes to Light

It apparently never occurred to anyone in our leading human rights organizations or the Western media that the same moral and legal standards ought be applied to the behavior of Israel and Hezbollah during the war on Lebanon 18 months ago. Belatedly, an important effort has been made to set that right. A new report, … Continue reading “Evidence of Israeli ‘Cowardly Blending’ Comes to Light”

Special Forces on Standby

Last July, after Pakistanis in the so-called "tribal areas" launched a series of attacks, including one against a Pakistani military convoy, in which 17 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 13 wounded, the Bush-Cheney administration publicly demanded that President Gen. Pervez Musharraf "rein in" those tribal Pakistanis. Or else. Or else what? Quoth White House spokesman … Continue reading “Special Forces on Standby”