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WAR: About that War
U.S. weighed military strikes in Syria, Newsweek reports•
The United States recently debated launching military strikes inside Syria against camps used by insurgents operating in neighboring Iraq, Newsweek reports.
A Central Pillar of Iraq Policy Crumbling•
Now, with Saturday's constitutional referendum appearing more likely to divide than unify the country, some within the administration have concluded that the quest for democracy in Iraq, at least in its current form, could actually strengthen the
Iraq Disarmament Crisis - timeline: 2001 - 2003Wiki
Defusing a Bomb 3rd World Style.•
Robotic Vehicles - No Soldiers for new Military Vehicles by 2015Ernest Hancock
The so-called Grand Challenge race is part of the Pentagon's effort to cut the risk of casualties by fulfilling a congressional mandate to have a third of all military ground vehicles unmanned by 2015.
This is the site for all of the up to date news on WAR!Entered By: Ernest Hancock
Bush will veto anti-torture law after Senate revolt•
The Bush administration pledged yesterday to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops after an overwhelming and almost unprecedented revolt by loyalist congressmen.
Galloway vs. The US Senate: Transcript of Statement & MP3Ernest Hancock
4 minute audio sums up the ass kicking that George Galloway gave the US Senate.
This video takes only four minutes to run, but it will seem like much longer. It is mesmerizing.•
We Will Not Be Intimidated•
This student movement is significant, because it is students who are targeted daily by military recruiters asking us to leave school and become the next round of cannon fodder in a war most of us oppose. And it is the rising opposition to war among
Stewart takes a look at John McCain's reaction to some of the things being said by Rumsfield and•
Stewart takes a look at John McCain's reaction to some of the things being said by Rumsfield and the top generals that just don't seem to jive.
Why we Have to get the Troops Out of Iraq - by Juan Cole•
Juan Cole is Professor of History at the University of Michigan
US 'aiming at Syria regime change'•
Israel predicted yesterday that America would impose fresh sanctions on Syria in an attempt to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Arizona Republic article "It's time the U.S. grows up and gets an ID card"Ernest Hancock
Dear Editor - Your article "It's time the U.S. grows up and gets an ID card" ends with, "there's a continuous need to establish that we are who we say we are". I already know who you are: You are the person who, two and
Bill O'Reilly vs Wesley Clark•
O'Reilly used history to try and defend his position and Wesley Clark said that "his army" didn't torture prisoners.
Convicted US soldier speaks of worse abuse at Abu Ghraib•
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US soldier convicted of abusing Iraqi prisoners said, in remarks recently made public, she knew of "worse things" happening at Abu Ghraib and insisted military commanders were fully aware of what was going on in Iraq
Sunnis see Shi'ite manipulation ahead of Iraq vote.•
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sunni officials and independent Iraqi politicians reacted with dismay on Monday at a move by the Shi'ite and Kurdish majority to make it harder to defeat an October 15 referendum on a new constitution.
Andy Rooney on the War Machine•
Andy: I'm not really clear how much a billion dollars is but the United States-our United States -is spending $5.6 billion a month fighting this war in Iraq that we never should have gotten into...
Torture of Iraqis was for ‘stress relief’, say US soldiers•
Three soldiers – a captain and two sergeants – from the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Mercury near Fallujah in Iraq have told Human Rights Watch how prisoners were tortured both as a form of stress relief and as a w
West Pointers, Where Are You?•
Now, Capt. Ian Fishback, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has risked his military career by going outside the military chain of command to disclose systematic and routine torture of Iraqi prisoners and detainees at the hands of
Operation: Enduring Presence: (Permanent Bases in Iraq)•
Eric Leaver of the Institute for Policy Studies put it this way: "These bases are made out of concrete. My house is made of concrete, and I consider my house to be pretty permanent."
Magazine ad "unleashes hell" for Boeing and Bell•
Boeing and its joint-venture partner Bell Helicopter apologized yesterday for a magazine ad published a month ago — and again this week by mistake — depicting U.S. Special Forces troops rappelling from an Osprey aircraft onto the roof of a mosque.
Iraq police arrest another Brit caught with unusual gear (and no papers).•
Colin Peter,a British national who was arrested yesterday in southern Iraq, exits a police car at the Najaf, Iraq, police station Tuesday Oct.4 2005.
ATTACK OF THE McCAINIACS Mad bomber McCain: Will he ever shut up?•
Here McCain exposes himself as a moral monster who positively revels in the prospect of innocent blood being spilled. Oh yes, we are supposed to "shed a tear" – a single tear, mind you – over all that has been lost in the march to war, but
A nice concise history of how we got to the War on Terror today.•
One fifth of the money, which the CIA mostly turned over to Pakistani military intelligence to distribute, went to Gulbuddin Hikmatyar, a violent extremist who as a youth used to throw acid on the faces of unveiled girls in Afghanistan.
When Johnny Comes Marching HomeErnest Hancock
Eventually the Americans that were convinced that they were defending America when they enlisted in the armed services are going to be coming home.
I’ve taken some time to define for myself the word “hero”.
For almost a year, American soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan have been taking photographs of dead bodies, many of them horribly mutilated or blown to pieces, and sending them to Web site administrator Chris Wilson. In return for permissi
New Orleans Cops Shoot Eight Gunmen• Associated Press
It is unclear just who it was that New Orleans police shot. They appear to have been involved in doing repair work on the 17th St. levee.