The Five Eyes’ Daisy Chain

So the Five Eyes‘ daisy chain is alive and well. I encountered this at first hand with my own application under Canada’s Access to Information Act (ATIA), submitted in December 2006 and documented elsewhere. In summary, after a hideous delay not countenanced by the framers of the Act, I got 73 pages of redacted rubbish. … Continue reading “The Five Eyes’ Daisy Chain”

All Quiet on the Australian Front on Role in Afghanistan

MELBOURNE, Australia – The lack of debate here concerning Australia’s military involvement in Afghanistan is unlikely to change in the near future despite the recent deaths of five Australian Defense Force (ADF) personnel in the war-ravaged nation. Three commandos died on Jun. 21 in a helicopter crash in Kandahar province while two soldiers were killed … Continue reading “All Quiet on the Australian Front on Role in Afghanistan”

Sunday: 2 Foreign Contractors, 7 Iraqis Killed; 24 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 9, 2009 A British contractor apparently killed two foreign contractors today in Baghdad’s Green Zone. At least seven Iraqis were killed and 24 more were wounded across the country, including one in the contractor incident. Meanwhile, a member of parliament’s defense committee said that only 10,000 U.S. troops would remain in Iraq by the middle of next year.