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Today's Highlights

Don't Make Promises to Fools: John Taylor
Who Started Cold War II?: Patrick Buchanan
Anthrax Double Standards: Tom Engelhardt
Arar Faces Uphill Legal Battle: William Fisher
Did McCain Help Bait Russia?: Joe Lauria

 Gareth Porter

AP Disseminates Bogus War Propaganda

 Scott Horton

A Unique View on Georgia Conflict

 Pat Buchanan

US Out of the Caucasus!

 Ray McGovern

Demand Accountability for Pre-war Lies

Original Letters Blog US Casualties Iraqi Casualties Contact Donate

Updated August 19, 2008 - 2:31 PM EDT

10 French Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Rice: NATO Will Defeat Russian Aims in Georgia

Russia Says to Pull Back Georgia Force by Aug. 22


US Trainers Say Georgian Troops Weren't Ready for War


Medvedev: Russia Will Crush Anyone Threatening Its Citizens

Pakistan's President Musharraf Quits


Musharraf's Resignation Leaves Pakistani Anti-Terror Policy Uncertain

  Pentagon Plays Down Impact of Musharraf Departure

Bhutto Widower Fave to Succeed Musharraf


Nukes Unlikely to Be Affected by Musharraf Exit

Iraq Moves Against Some US-Backed Fighters


Kurdish Control of Kirkuk Creates a Powder Keg in Iraq


Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 28 Iraqis Killed, 19 Iraqis Wounded

Algerian Bombing Kills 43

Double Standards in the Global War on Terror: Anthrax Department  by Tom Engelhardt
Please Mr. President, Don't Make Promises to Fools  by John Taylor
Doubts Over the Anthrax Case Intensify – Except in the MSM  by Glenn Greenwald
Did McCain Help Bait Russia Into Georgia?  by  Joe Lauria
Who Started Cold War II?
by Patrick Buchanan
Petraeus Goes Bananastan
by Jeff Huber

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US Calls Emergency Meeting for NATO on Russia

FBI Presents Anthrax Details but Says It Can't Erase Doubts

In Musharraf's Wake, US Faces Political Disarray

Saudis Wait to Reopen Embassy in Baghdad

Journalist Says US Target Was al-Jazeera

New Unit of DIA Will Take the Offensive on Counterintelligence

Arar Faces Uphill Legal Battle

Pakistanis Celebrate
After Musharraf News
Iraq Attacks Continue

Mosul Mayor Survives Assassination Attempt

Fourteen Injured in Two Blasts in Western Baghdad

Gunmen Ambush Electoral Officials in Southern Iraq

Monday: 14 Iraqis Killed, 34 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

US Force Kills Two Civilians Near Arbil

US Army Denies Copter Crashed

IED Targets US Patrol, US Army Denies Incident

US Captures Iraqi 'al-Qaeda Men'

US Officials Brief Iraqi Contractors

Today in Iraq

Lebanese PM to Visit Iraq for Trade Talks

US Says Expects Shi'ite Militia Leaders to Return to Iraq

The War at Home
McCain Slams Obama for 'Retreat' Strategy in Iraq
'War on Terror'

Senators Seek Delay in FBI's Expanded Spy Powers

16-Year-Old Wannabe Terrorist Faces Jail in UK After Guilty Verdict


Attack on Afghan Independence Day Kills 10

UK Soldier Killed in Afghan Blast

Jihadis Shift Attention to War in Afghanistan

SAS Spearheads New Surge Against Taliban

Experts See Trouble in Afghanistan

Afghan Officials Clamp Down on the Press

Australian PM Fears for Troops in Afghanistan

Taliban to Canada: Leave Afghanistan or Else

Troops Find Stash of Advanced Rocket Grenades in Afghanistan

Musharraf Out


Musharraf to 'Seek Refuge' in London

Musharraf's Turbulent 9 Years in Power

Split Pakistani Govt Faces Many Tests

Pakistan Looks Ahead to Life Without Musharraf

After Musharraf's Exit, Joy and Challenges

Musharraf Leaves a Fractured Pakistan

Pakistan Looks Ahead Without Musharraf

Musharraf Walked a Tightrope

Musharraf: The Legacy of the Enigmatic General Who Became President

Pakistan Stocks Surge on Musharraf Resignation

Musharraf's Resignation Won't Solve Pakistan's Problems

Musharraf Out: World Reacts

US Pledges to Support New Pakistan Government

A New Quest for US in Pakistan After Musharraf

World Reacts Over Musharraf Resignation

Israeli President Denies Trying to Help Musharraf

Afghanistan Happy With Musharraf's Resignation

Afghanistan Hopes for Stable Pakistan as Musharraf Quits


In Kashmir, Fears of Increasing Militancy

Thousands March for Kashmir


Muslim Rebels Attack Southern Philippine Villages

Philippines Drives Rebels Out; 34 People Killed


Nepal Maoist Head Sworn in as PM

77 Protest Applications Filed in Beijing

23 More Killed in Pakistani Tribal Clashes
In Other News
Dissident Republicans in Rocket Attack on Police in Northern Ireland

Report: Syria Test Fires Series of Long-Range Missiles


Medvedev: Russia Army Out of Crisis and Battle-Ready

Medvedev Vows Further Retribution Against Georgia

Despite Pledge to Withdraw, Russians Seize More Ground in Georgia

Key Excerpts From Russian General Staff Briefing


Calm Inside Gori but No Sign of Pullout

Turkish Aid Workers Reach Gori

McCain Plagiarizes Wikipedia's Georgia Entry

Azerbaijan Oil Exports Cut by Georgian Conflict

South Ossetia

South Ossetia Sacks Govt, Declares Emergency

Ruined Tskhinvali Full of Bitterness at Georgian Offensive

Putin: Russia Prepared to Help Form South Ossetia Govt

South Ossetia Holds Civilian Georgians 'Hostage'

Biden Calls for $1 Billion in Emergency Aid to Georgia

Divided They Stand: NATO Searches for a Strategy to Confront Russia

Sarkozy Urges Rapid Russian Withdrawal From Georgia

European Leaders Unite With Call to Freeze Ties With Russia

Europe Wonders if It Can Square Its Need for Russia With a Distaste for Putin

Brown Sends Miliband to Georgia After Cameron's Surprise Visit

McCain Vows to Back Former Soviet States

Sweden to Cancel Military Exercises With Russia

Missile Defense

Polish Support for US Missile Deal Soars After Georgia Invasion

Why US-Poland Missile Deal Rouses Russian Bear

Ukraine Ready to Cooperate With West on Missile Defense


Iran Calls Launch of Satellite Carrier Scientific, Not Military

Iranian General Denies Training Iraqi Hit Squads

Israeli Security Officials Voice Mixed Reactions to Iranian Satellite Launch


Israel Holds 8,500 Palestinian 'Security Prisoners'

Israel to Release 200 Prisoners as Gesture to Abbas

Hamas, Israel Ease Blockade

Israel Trying to Dissuade Anti-Siege Boats From Reaching Gaza

Hamas Denies It Blocks Egypt's Efforts to Resume Inter-Palestinian Dialogue

Israel, Turkey, US to Conduct Joint Naval Exercise

Israeli Military Judge Orders Release of Palestinian Man After 'Revenge Arrest'

Israeli FM: Lebanon Ceasefire 'Not Ideal', but the Right Choice

Salafist Group Signs Hezbollah Pact


Somali MPs Describe the Killing of 65 Civilians as 'Massacre'

Somali Govt Denies Massacre Allegations

Roadside Bomb Hits Ethiopian Army Vehicle Near Mogadishu

Ethiopian Troops Crack Down on Central Somali Town

Arab League Envoy Urges Somalis to Negotiate to Reach Solution

UN Aid Official Voices Shock at Killing of Staff Member in Somalia

Somali Leaders Meet AU in Ethiopia


Tsvangirai Offers Army to Mugabe

Zimbabwe's Rivals Vow to Keep Talking


Niger Rebel Says Saharan Tuaregs to Set Down Guns


Venezuela Seeks Observation Satellite in Five Years

US Extraditions Raise Concerns in Colombia


Justin Raimondo
Russophobia: A Political Pathology

Alan Bock
A Familiar Enemy

Ivan Eland
Crisis in the Caucasus

Doug Bandow
Washington's Laughable Lack of Self-Awareness

Nebojsa Malic
Krajina, Not Kosovo

Philip Giraldi
America's Israeli-Occupied Media

Charles Peña
My Energy Plan Is
Better Than Yours

Sascha Matuszak
The Security Blanket

David R. Henderson
'Fisking' or 'Hendersoning'?

Praful Bidwai
Deceptions Surface in US-India Nuclear Deal

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

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