Today's Highlights

Two Trials: Justin Raimondo
Why We Cannot Talk With Hamas: Ran HaCohen
Let the AIPAC Spy Trial Begin: Grant F. Smith
At the Very Least, Let's Not Repeat Iraq: P. Gessing
Wake-Up Call for the President: Brown/Engelhardt

Putting aside all the fancy words and academic doubletalk, the basic reason for having a military is to do two jobs --to kill people and to destroy.
General Thomas S. Power
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Updated April 24, 2006 - 11:29 PM EDT
22 Dead, 160 Wounded in Egypt Blasts
US Intel on Iran vs. Neocon Claims
US Envoy: Iraqis 'Some Distance' From New Govt
White House: Al-Qaeda 'On the Run'
Bin Laden Tells Militants to Fight in Sudan
Baghdad Wracked by Bombs, Attacks, 53 Dead
Inspectors Find More Torture at Iraqi Jails
Nepal's King Orders Parliament Reinstated
Seating of Iraqi Govt May Not Hasten US Troop Withdrawal
Iraq's New Leader Greeted With Death, Defiance, and Doubt
Foreign Troop Presence Worries Iraq President
Is the US Being Transformed Into a Radical Republic?  by Lawrence Wilkerson
At the Very Least, Let's Not Repeat Iraq  by Paul Gessing
A Wake-Up Call for the President
by John Brown and Tom Engelhardt
A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy  by Tony Judt
Let the AIPAC Spy Trial Begin
by Grant F. Smith
War Pigs Target Iran  by William Norman Grigg

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Officials Mum on Huge US Embassy
US Trains Sights on Iraqi Militias
Talabani Defends Kurdish Peshmerga Militia
Turkey Continues Troop Buildup Along Northern Iraq
When GI Joe Says No
Prince Harry: Send Me to War or I Quit
Israeli Court: PA Meets Criteria to Be Classed Sovereign State
CIA Director Has Made Plugging Leaks a Top Priority
Oil Hits New Record High
In War-Wrecked Ramadi, Marines Have to Keep Moving
Iraqi Politics
New Iraqi Leader Seeks Unity
Maliki Has No Magic Cure for Iraq's Woes
Bush Urges Iraqi Leaders to Act Quickly
Now Comes Hard Part for Iraq PM Designate
New Leader, Old Worries in Iraq
Jury Out on Iraq's Maliki
Strongman Who Fought Saddam From Exile
Today in Iraq
Attacks Continue After New Iraqi PM Appointed
Insurgency, Sectarian Violence Hobble US Effort to Build an Effective Iraqi Police Force
Sex Trafficking Surging in Iraq
Attacks Continue
27 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed in Violence Around Baghdad
Police Find 6 Bullet-Riddled Bodies in Baghdad
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Iraq Occupation
Australian Diggers in Iraq Face Riskier Role
Troops Carry Lucky Charms to Iraq
Marine Base Simulates Iraq Conditions
Global Iraq Fallout
Aussie PM Says US to Reduce Iraq Force
Howard Denies Iraq War a Disaster
Two Police, Three Taliban Killed in Southern Afghanistan
Six Police, US Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Violence Worries Coalition
Fighting Escalates in Southern Afghanistan
Taliban Attacks US-Backed Afghan Builder
British Troops to Remain in Afghanistan for 3+ More Years
Britain Warns of Danger of Taliban Return
Bush Offers Condolences Over Canadian Soldiers Slain in Afghanistan
Canada Treads Dangerous Line Over Poppy Eradication in Southern Afghanistan
16 Suspected Taliban Militants Arrested in South Afghanistan
Canadian Forces Face Continued Rocket Attacks
Gangsta Rapper of Kabul Puts Peace Before Guns 'N' Girls
Three Troops Among Six Killed in North Waziristan
Tribal Rebels Blow Up Gas Pipeline in Pakistan
Security Tightened for Indian Kashmir Local Elections
Indian Border Security Man Wounded in Kashmir Blasts
Germany Hints at Backing Indo-US Nuclear Deal
Indo-Nepal Open Border Worries India
Defiant Nepal Protesters Call for Last Push to Overthrow King
Nepal Opposition United by Dislike of King
Nepal Opposition Calls New Protest as 27 Hurt in Clashes
Nepal Curfew Back in Force
Pressure Rises on Nepal's King
Protesters in Nepal Keep Up Pressure for Reform
Major Demands by Nepal's Protesters
Political Distress in Nepal Overwhelms a Hospital
Sri Lanka
Six Villagers Shot by Tamil Tigers
Sri Lanka Seeks Tiger Ban in Europe as Toll Hits 14
150 Injured in Bangladesh Opposition Violence
Strike Brings Bangladesh to Halt
North Korea Could End Food Rations for Ordinary Citizens
Koreas Discuss Exchange of Spies, Citizens
Big Business Brings Beijing to Africa
China Pledges Help to Stabilize the Middle East
China's Army Bans Snoring
Vote Boycott Deepens Thai Crisis
Bin Laden and al-Qaeda
Purported bin Laden Tape Slams West for 'Crusader-Zionist War'
Purported bin Laden Tape Links Stoppage of Palestinian Aid to Anti-Islamic War
Bin Laden Accuses West of Aiming to Steal Oil in Sudan's Darfur
Al-Qaeda Leaders Suspected of Hiding Out Along Afghanistan-Pakistan Border
Slain Militant Said Close to al-Zawahri
Kerry Criticizes Rumsfeld for Failing to Nab Osama
Iran Says Nuclear Enrichment 'Irreversible'
Western Pressure Irks Average Iranians
Iran Plays Down Talks With US Over Iraq
Report: Ahmadinejad Met Terrorist in Damascus
Congressman Says Iran's Nuke Capability Unknown
No Crackdown on Un-Islamic Dress: Iran President
Gulf States Jittery Over Iran Crisis
The War at Home
Winds of Change for Draft Boards?
Poll: Iraq Remains Top Problem for Americans
Poll: 41 Percent of Americans See Iraq-Vietnam Parallel
Iraq One of 'Worst Disasters' of US Foreign Policy: Albright
Democrats Suggest Double Standard on Leaks
Moussaoui’s Fate Hangs in Balance
Anthrax Inventory Doesn't Add Up at Lab
Lebanese PM: Syria Still Has Agents in Lebanon
Lebanese PM: Al-Assad Threatened Hariri
Palestinian Politics
Hamas Distances Itself From bin Laden Comments
Hamas-Led Palestinian Government Receives First Aid
Abbas Orders Security Forces to Scrap Anti-Hamas Rally
New Hamas Security Head Vows to Defend Palestinians From Israel
Hamas Militants Clash With Gaza Gunmen
Mofaz Set to Lose Israeli Defense Post to Peretz
Border Police Kill Two Fatah Militants in Bethlehem Operation
Yemen Market Blast Kills 3, Wounds 6
Escaped Yemeni al-Qaeda Convict Surrenders
In Egypt, a Revival of Political Farce
In Moscow, Buzz Over Arms Race II
Many Fear Russia Slipping Into Secrecy
Chechen Rebels Threaten Attacks All Over Russia
Boy Killed in Chechen Roadside Blast
US Recalls Ambassador to Azerbaijan Over Sex Trafficking Charges
Azerbaijan Leader, Under Fire, Hopes US Visit Improves Image
Hungary's Socialist-Led Coalition Wins Reelection by Big Margin
Tiny Montenegro Is Split on Cutting Ties to Serbia
Iraq, Darfur, Cyprus on the Menu for Rice's Europe Tour
Fighting Terrorism One Word at a Time
DR Congo
War Is Over, So Now the Congo Army Attacks Its Own People
Fighting Forces Pygmies to Flee Their Rainforest Home
Chad Rebel Prisoners Say Sudan Recruited Them
Six Dead in Libyan Military Plane Crash
Brazil Follows Same Nuclear Path as Iran

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Should Retired Generals Speak Out Against Rumsfeld?

David R. Henderson
Why Cal Thomas Is Wrong

Charles Peña
Iran: The Nuclear Option

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Alan Bock
France: Reinforcing Addiction

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

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