Today's Highlights

Blaming the CIA Won't Work: Philip Giraldi
Paving the Road to Hell: Uri Avnery
Income Tax = War Tax: Robert Higgs
The Five Iraqs: Scott Ritter
Blowback From an Unholy Alliance: Gary Leupp

 Eric Margolis

Playing With Fire in Pakistan

 Patrick Cockburn

Iraq at the End of '07

 Pat Buchanan

A Republic, Not an Empire

 Scott Horton

No Law: Torture, Spying, Impunity

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Updated January 1, 2008 - 10:52 PM EST
Safer Iraq Won't Mean Cut in US Troops

Iraq Bomb Targets Tribe Working With US


Iraqis Fear Surge Is a Temporary Lull Instead of Permanent Peace


Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 62 Iraqis Killed; 70 Iraqis Wounded

Bhutto Rpt.: 'US Terror Aid Used to Rig Elections'

Pakistan to Delay Vote by at Least Four Weeks


Opposition Parties Vow to Proceed With Jan. 8 Election


Sharif Hints at Coalition Govt


Opponent Calls for Musharraf to Quit at Once


Bhutto's Doctors: We Were Pressured to Keep Silent

US Official Shot to Death in Sudan

  Bush Signs Bill Allowing Sudan Divestment

110 US Troops Die in Afghanistan in 2007

  Record Level of Violence in Afghanistan

22 Afghan Soldiers, Policemen Killed in Taliban Attacks

Kenyan Election Death Toll Hits 260


50 Burned to Death in Kenyan Church

Wartime Origins of Modern Income-Tax Withholding  by Robert Higgs
Blowback From an Unholy Alliance
by Gary Leupp
How Iran May Retaliate if the US Invades  by David Isenberg
The Five Iraqs  by Scott Ritter
Judgment and Torture  by Scott Horton
Paving the Road to Hell  by Uri Avnery

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Iranian MP Blames 'US-Trained al-Qaeda' for Bhutto Killing

Iraqi Sunnis Mock 'Weak' bin Laden

Key Pentagon Strategist 'Thinks Like a Gangster,' Plots Global War on Terror

2 More Marine Trials in Killings of 17 Iraqis

North Korea Set to Miss Nuclear Deadline

US Wants Fixed Date for Pakistan Vote

For Hopeful Iraqis,
New Year's Parties at Last
Today in Iraq

Joyous Gunfire as Iraq Ushers in 2008

Out-of-Practice Iraqis Make Quick Work of Revelry

Vigil for Saddam Anniversary

Basra's Pottery Industry Threatened With Extinction

Attacks Continue

PM: Turkey Tries to Eliminate PKK

Bombing at Iraq-Iran Border Area Kills Two Iraqi Soldiers

Six al-Qaeda Gunmen Detained in Anbar

Monday: 1 US Sailor, 49 Iraqis Killed; 35 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq

US Forces Detain Kirkuk-Area Mayor

US December Death Toll in Iraq Second-Lowest of War

Ohio Guard Call-Up Said to Be Largest Since WWII


Afghanistan's Wars Woven Into Carpets

UN Envoy Ends Afghanistan Term Frustrated at Pace of Progress

Spanish King Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Poll: Canadians Reject Extending Afghan Mission

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Vows to Win Decades-Old War in 2008


Civil War Fears in Kenya Bloodbath

Ethnic Fault Lines Emerge in Kenya's Post-Election Turmoil


Mogadishu Violence Kills 6,500 in Past Year

Somali MP Slams Media Restrictions

Fresh Ethiopian Troops Deployed in Hiran Region of Somalia

Islamists Blow Up Somali Colonel


France Behind the Scenes of Slovenia's EU Presidency?

Kosovo to Test Slovenian Leaders


Charges Fly Over Failure to Release 3 in Colombia


Bhutto's Husband: Pakistan 'Could Be Another Somalia'

Bhutto Spouse, Divisive Figure, Asserts Himself

Family Dynasty Fills Bhutto Vacuum in Pakistan

A Complex Family History, Unfolding in Public

Pakistan Stocks Plunge as Election Plans Still in the Air

Pakistan's Largest City Paralyzed

In Reversal, Pakistan Welcomes Outside Help With Inquiry on Bhutto


Iran's Inner and Outer Circles of Influence and Power

Iran Hit by Gas Cuts After Turkmenistan Halts Supplies

Syrian Minister: Friendly Relations With Iran 'Fruitful' for Arab States


Five Killed in Gaza Fatah-Hamas Clashes

Gaza Journalists Warned Away From Fatah Event

Hamas Warns Egypt Against Stranding Gaza Pilgrims at Border

Stranded Palestinians Set Fire to Camps


Attack on 2 Israeli Settlers Rattles Peace Negotiations

Report: Prisoner Swap Deal for Shalit to Be Set in Next Two Weeks

Israeli Army Denies Chief Pushing for Hamas Contact

Despite Initial Denial, Israeli Military Admits to Killing Palestinian Pilgrim

Palestinian Pilgrims Forced to Travel Via Israeli-Run Crossing

Israeli Report Blames Military for Lebanese Civilian Deaths

Olmert Curbs West Bank Building

Middle East

Report: Al-Qaeda Planning Attacks on Israeli Targets in Turkey

Egypt Warns Israel Not to Undermine US Ties

Eight Muslim Brotherhood Members Detained in Egypt

Dissident Saudi Blogger Is Arrested


Justin Raimondo
Panic Over Pakistan

Philip Giraldi
Blaming the CIA Won't Work

Alan Bock
Sad Day for Democracy... but Hope on the Horizon?

Doug Bandow
Michael Huckabee: Foreign Policy Moderate?

Nebojsa Malic
It's No Longer 1999

Ran HaCohen
Beware of Barak

Charles Peņa
Not Home for the Holidays

Ivan Eland
The Solution to the Kosovo Problem

David R. Henderson
Don't Lean on the NIE

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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