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What John McCain Should Know: Aaron Glantz
Roots of Venezuelan-Colombian Crisis: Alan Bock
The Afghan Hero Who Died in Gitmo: Worthington
Operation Merlin II: Gordon Prather
Cut 'Sovereign' Israel Loose: Charley Reese

 Gareth Porter

MEK Laptop, Fallon v Cheney, Sons of Iraq

 Doug Bandow

Don't Believe the Hype About China

 Bill Barnwell

Christianity and War

 Rep. Ron Paul

Empire Weakens America

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Iraq: Shi'ite Stronghold Is Not Safe
  100 Bodies Found in Iraq Mass Grave
  An Ominous Rise in Baghdad Bombings
  Iraq, Turkey Vow to Boost Ties, Act Against Kurdish Rebels
  Iraq's Sadr Cites 'Betrayal,' to Drop Out of Politics
  Saturday: 1 GI, 36 Iraqis Killed; 17 Iraqis Wounded; 100 Bodies Found
Fallon's 'No Iran War' Line Angered White House
  Iranian Cleric Calls for Anti-US Votes
Military Recruiting Numbers Drop
  Have Military Recruiting Incentives Reached Their Limit?
  True Cost of War – Staggering Number of Wounded Vets
Israel on Alert, Gaza Braces After Jerusalem Killings
  Police Arrest 8 in Connection to Jerusalem Terror Attack
  Hamas Backtracks on Attack Claim
  Gaza Talks Make No Progress
Serbian Govt Falls, Elections Proposed for May
Bush Vetoes Waterboarding Ban
Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia Agree to End Dispute
Shocking New Revelation: Unchecked Government Powers Get Abused  by Glenn Greenwald
The Afghan Hero Who Died in Guantánamo  by Andy Worthington
Back to the Past in Cuba
by Eric Margolis
Admiral Fallon and His Empire
by Chris Floyd
Operation Merlin II  by Gordon Prather
Cut 'Sovereign' Israel Loose
by Charley Reese

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After 50 Years, British Govt Finally Bans Nuclear Protest
Poll: Most Americans Still Upset About Iraq Invasion
US, Iraqi Officials in Baghdad Say No Date for Talks
In Baquba, Happiness Is a Memory
GAO Seeks Review of Spy Agencies
Terror-Themed Game Suspended
London Students Vote to Ban Military From University
Nobel Winner: Silly for Hillary to Claim Role in Northern Ireland Peace
US Troops Losing Hearing
Iraqi President Visits Turkey After Army Operation
Kurdish Center Slams Releasing Military Advisor
Report: Kurdish Rebels Kill 1 Civilian

Turkish PM Will Quit if US Pressure Led to Iraq Pullout

US 'Tried to Capitalize' on Turkish Troop Withdrawal From Northern Iraq
Talabani: Regional Administration of Northern Iraq Asks PKK to Leave
A Kurdish Society of Soldiers
Kurdish Demonstrator Dies of Wounds
Council of Europe Calls for End to Isolation of Kurdish Rebel Chief
Today in Iraq
Two Markets Point Up Dilemma for US Troop Levels in Iraq
Iraqi Bishop's Abductors Reiterate Demands
Three al-Qaeda Gunmen Detained in Diyala
Anbar Salvation Council Calls for Dissolving Elections Commission
Attacks Continue
Women Bear Brunt of Iraq Bloodshed
Baghdad Blast Toll Rises, Deadliest for Months
Chronology: Deadliest Bomb Attacks in Iraq
Blast in Western Mosul Leaves 21 Casualties
Police Find Three Bodies in Baghdad
Friday: 27 Iraqis Killed, 33 Wounded
The War at Home
Iraq a Target for US Spending
The Face of DHS Looks a Little Pale
Clinton Camp Accuses Obama of Being Disingenuous on Iraq Withdrawal Plan
Sen. Warner Questions Use of Iraq Oil Revenues
Blackwater Pulls Application for Southern California Training Center
House to Investigate Contract Exemption
US Oilman Sentenced to Prison in Oil-for-Food Case
'War on Terror'
Microsoft, Google Don't Deny Participation in NSA Program
Al-Qaeda's Web Attracting 21st Century Jihad Geeks
US Checks Canadian Border Stop for Link to New York Blast
FBI Says Bomb in Times Square, Mailings to Hill Are Not Linked
Outgoing UN's Arbour Says Rights Vital in Terrorism Cases
Air India Bomber Loses Canadian Bail Request
British Terror Camp Organizers Sentenced
Basque Killing Halts Spanish Election Campaign
Slaying Throws Spain's Vote Into Turmoil
ETA Blamed for Murder of Politician
Spain Set to Vote With ETA in Spotlight After Assassination
Serbian Leader No Longer Trusts Allies
US Condemns Serb 'Provocations' in North Kosovo
Young Serbs Eye West as Outlet for Dreams, Hatred
Finland Recognizes Kosovo, Serbia Recalls Ambassador
NATO Caught Between Expansion, Russia's Ire
NATO Officials Split on Two New Applicants
Belarus Expels US Ambassador Over Sanctions
US Lobbies Poles on Missile Shield
Abkhazia in Independence Plea
Armenia: Vote Observers More Critical
Azeri Reporter Sentenced to Four Years in Jail
Medvedev Wins 70 Percent of Russia Vote
Abused UK Airmen Told Not to Wear Uniform in Town
Weekend Reviews
Who Is John T. Flynn?
Dead Wrong
US Regime Change in Iran
The Cold Price of Hot Blood
The Rise (and Fall) of the Neocons
Required Reading: Sageman's Leaderless Jihad
Cleric: UN Sanctions to Mar Iran Election
Iranian Cleric Urges High Turnout to Beat Foes
Analysis: Elections in Iran – Referendum for Changes
Israel Mourns Eight Slain Students
Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack Still Ambiguous
Israeli Military Seals Off Gaza, West Bank
Hamas: Jerusalem Attack 'Normal Response' to Gaza Attack
US: Peace Talks Must Continue After Jerusalem Attack
Israel Signals Willingness to Talk
Hamas Leader to Visit Yemen to Discuss Reconciliation With Fatah
Medics: Israeli Troops Kill Farmer in Northern Gaza
Avidgor Lieberman: All Arabs Who Criticized Gaza Attack to Blame for Jerusalem Attack
Britain Cautions Israel on 'Illegal Settlements'
Middle East
Arab Leaders, Angry at Syrian President, Threaten Boycott of Summit Meeting
Israeli Warplanes Fly Over Beirut
Congress Demands Testimony From NATO Commander in Afghanistan
Afghan Soldier Gets Death Penalty
Report Complete on Marine Shooting
Karzai Victory as UN Appoints Envoy
Musharraf Says Will Back New Pakistan Coalition
Bhutto Party: Army Has No Political Role
Musharraf to Convene New Pakistani Parliament Within Two Weeks
Official Results of Pakistan's Feb. 18 Election
India Softpedals on Nuclear Deal as Left Adamant
Communists Warn Indian Govt Against Nuclear Deal
Arms Dealer in Thailand
US to Request Thais Extradite Arms Dealer
Thais May Charge Reputed Arms Dealer
Malaysia Vote Exposes Race Issue
Campaign Wraps Up in Malaysian Election
China to Clamp Down After Bjork Outburst
China's Top Court Rejects 15 Percent of Death Sentences
Chinese Lawyer, Human Rights Activist Vanishes
Ethnic Divide Worsens as Sri Lanka Conflict Escalates
Communist Rebels Attack Philippines Gold Mine
Myanmar Refuses to Amend New Constitution
Andes Tension
Colombia: Rebel Killed by His Security
Severed Hand Confirmed Death of Second Colombia Rebel Chief
Venezuelan Troops Arrive at Town Near Colombia's Border
Mexico Stunned Over Students' Presence at Ecuador Rebel Camp
Venezuela Says It Has Video Proof That 10 Hostages Live
Freed Colombian: US Hostages Suffering
Bush Rejects Easing of US Embargo on Cuba
US Blacklists European-Owned Cuba-Themed Websites
Somali Islamist Fighters Seize 2nd Town
Somali Islamist Incursion Leaves Five Troops Dead
China in Sudan
China Urges Sudan to Seek Compromise in Darfur

China Darfur Envoy Defends Policy

US Backs Comoros to End Crisis by Military Force
Fears Over Increasing Sect-Related Violence in Southwest Congo

Zimbabwe Shuts Door on Western Election Observers


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Confessions of an Obama Cultist

Alan Bock
Roots of Venezuelan-Colombian Crisis

Doug Bandow
Turning China into the Next Big Enemy

Nebojsa Malic
The State Is A Lie

Ivan Eland
Accepting Reality Is No Vice; Being Oblivious Is No Virtue

David R. Henderson
Support Our Troops – or Judge Them?

Charles Peña
More Amtrak Security,
More Safety?

Philip Giraldi
The Clinton Years Revisited

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

Praful Bidwai
India to Pay a Price For Launching Israeli Spy Satellite

Sascha Matuszak
The Dragon or the Snake?

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