US Holds AP Photographer in Iraq…

By on Sep 18, 2006 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

“The U.S. military in Iraq has imprisoned an Associated Pressphotographer for five months, accusing him of being a security threatbut never filing charges or permitting a public hearing…” Yup. Read more about it right here.

By The Numbers…

By on Sep 12, 2006 in Politics | 2 comments

Just thought it might be worth noting that at this time the number of American soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq is already greater than the number of Americans killed by the September 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. So if the (clears throat) ‘point’ of the ‘War on Terrorism’ has been to ensure that such a loss is never again endured by America, well… Guess what? The ‘War on Terrorism’ has just accomplished precisely what it sought to prevent. (imagines 7 billion humans clapplauding) Amen.

The BBC – Continuing to Disappoint..

By on Jun 5, 2006 in Politics | 3 comments

Just my luck. I visit the BBC web site today, cause somebody told me they’ve got an article about UK’s intelligence report about the July 7th London bombings… On the front page I find a link described as an article about about the ‘Osirak Anniversary’… An…ANNIVERSARY… Right. I go around the article, hoping to find a way to comment on this particular exhibition of British poor taste, and finally find a link that allows me … 500 characters…on the ‘question’ of whether or not the Zionists were right to bomb Osirak. Gosh, thank god for free speech. So I type this out: “Osirak – it’s in the past, and it’s done. What is more disturbing however, is the way the bombing, an act of aggression condemned by the United Nations, is being given an ‘anniversary’ and celebrated on the BBC’s...

Costs of War

By on May 26, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

“Even taking a conservative approach and assuming all U.S. troops return by 2010, we believe the true costs exceed a trillion dollars. Using the CBO’s projection of maintaining troops in Iraq through 2015, the true costs may exceed $2 trillion. In either case, the cost is much larger than the administration’s original estimate of $50-$60b. The costs estimated do not include those borne by other countries, either directly (military expenditures) or indirectly (the increased price of oil). Most importantly, we have not included the costs to Iraq, either in terms of destruction of infrastructure or the loss of lives.” This is from an interesting article in The Hindu – you can, and should read the rest here.

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