2 employees of the Niger embassy in Rome were responsible for the forgery of a notorious set of documents used to help justify the Iraq war. Evidence that Niger’s consul and its ambassador’s personal assistant faked a contract to show Saddam Hussein
his new article on the Niger forgeries is now up online in Sunday London Times. The claim actually isn't a new one. It's been rattling around Italy for at least a year, and reported in a few Italian publications aligned with the current go
After Neil Santorello heard the news that his son, a tank commander, had been killed in Iraq, from the officer in his living room, he walked out his front door and removed the American flag from its pole. Then, in tears, he tore down the yellow ribbo
One of the military’s initial option plans, as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites. One target is Iran’s main ce
The April 17, edition of the New Yorker has a piece by Seymour Hersh (who, in early December told me he did not think war was likely) regarding the Bush administration's plan to bomb Iran. Philip Giraldi first reported in the August 1, 2005 issue
A car bomb killed six people Saturday near a Shiite shrine south of Baghdad, and the death toll from the deadliest attack of the year rose to nearly 90. A senior official warned Iraq was in an "undeclared civil war" that can be curbed only
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov said, "I want to calm the international community: Iran does not have inter-continental ballistic missiles. Iran only has medium-range missiles." Ivanov, speaking in the wake of Iranian weapons tests a
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his appointees set rules that violate President George W. Bush's order to hold fair trials for prisoners charged with terrorism in the Guantanamo tribunals, a
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, 63, discusses the true $1 trillion cost of the Iraq conflict, its impact on the oil market and the questions of whether the West can afford to impose sanctions on Iran.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said he did not know what Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was talking about when she said last week that the United States had made thousands of "tactical errors" in handling the war in Iraq, a state
Vice President Cheney as one of the key figures who has concluded that the ongoing diplomatic efforts to bring Iran before the UN Security Council and eventually slap the Islamic regime with sanctions will come to naught, forcing Washington to resort
Being a so-called anti-war movement leader (at least to the MSM), brings much responsibility and so much love for the people and the groups who are working hard to end this insane occupation, but is this enough? Recently, a blog written by an aquaint
It was a purely symbolic message but a heartfelt one. Thousands of voters turned out in Wisconsin communities large and small to tell President Bush to bring US troops home from Iraq. By margins overwhelming in some places and narrow in others, voter
Ask a “prominent neo-con” with good White House and Department of Defence contacts, what would the US do if sanctions did not make Iran turn away from its nuclear program? "B-2's. 2 of them could do the job in one strike against multiple ta
The British Defence Secretary John Reid has called for changes in the rules of war in the face of "a deliberate regression towards barbaric terrorism by our opponents." He has put forward 3 areas for re-examination: * The treatment of inte
9/11 mastermind Shaikh Mohammed says Osama bin Laden was a meddling boss whose indiscretion and poor judgment threatened to derail the terrorist attacks.
Iran said it is willing to negotiate with world powers on large-scale enrichment of uranium but will never give way on their key demand—to cease all enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors or material for bombs.
Three Yemeni prisoners who were apparently seized and held in secret jails by the CIA for 18 months have spoken for the first time about their detention - providing important new details about the systematic "rendition" of prisoners.
Recent polls in Britain and the US have shown that a majority of the public in both countries has solidified its opposition the war in Iraq, or has come to question whether the war was worth the price that has been paid in blood and treasure.
Iraqi leaders shelved talks on forming a government despite a warning from the US and Britain against any further delay. Delayed due to bitter wrangling over key ministerial posts and the premiership, with non-Shiite factions opposing the candidacy o
Despite President Bush's repeated denials, the figures are clear: 900 sectarian killings in a single month in Iraq means a civil war is well under way. Iraq is a nation of 25 million people. In the US, that level of killing would equal 11,000 peo
Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said that Iran is a least 5 years away from developing a nuclear bomb, leaving time to peacefully negotiate a settlement. "... a chance that the US will use bombs or missiles against Iran. The reactio
Donald Rumsfeld calls for "boundaries" between information operations abroad and the news media at home, but no such limits as long as the American public is not "targeted," any leakage of PSYOP to the American public does not mat
Al-Zarqawi, the most feared commander in the Iraqi insurgency, may have been forced to surrender his leadership by rival groups, angered by his bloody tactics and the interference of foreign fighters in the Iraqi conflict.
Last week's attack by U.S.-led Iraqi paramilitary forces on a building that Shi'ite leaders claim was a mosque may have marked the beginning of a new stage of US policy in which Iraqi forces are used to carry out military operations against S
LA Times 3 part story with online narrated slide show.
Iraq's interior ministry is refusing to deploy thousands of police recruits who've been trained by the US and UK and is hiring its own men and putting them on the streets. The move is frustrating efforts to build up a non-sectarian Iraqi poli
As the U.S. Army "stands down" and the Iraqi army "stands up," will American combat pilots likewise fly into battle behind Iraqi ground units? "That's a good question," says the Air Force's tactical commander in
Iran said it would test fire a powerful torpedo on Monday and more missiles on Tuesday as part of a week of wargames in the Gulf, a senior naval officer told state television.
Mohammed had been trying to persuade Al Qaeda to attempt a dramatic hijacking operation since the early 1990s. Osama bin Laden always rejected him, saying the idea was impractical - until the spring of 1999, when Mohammed was summoned to an audience