Today's Highlights

First They Came for the Spies: Justin Raimondo
Dems Earn War Party Stripes: Philip Giraldi
Olmert and the Pussycat: Uri Avnery
Dueling for Leverage in the Gulf: Trita Parsi
Gitmo Detainees Dealt a Legal Blow: W. Fisher

 Sami Rasouli

America Backs Iran in Iraq: Causing civil war

 Ross Pourzal

War in Persia?: Most signs point to Yes.

 Dahr Jamail

Middle East Mess: Independent journalist keeps track

 Craig Murray

Brits Taken in Disputed Waters: The lines are not clear

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Iran to Free Seized British Sailors

Syria Says They Helped with Sailors' Release


The Secret War Against Iran


Analysts: US Strategy on Iran May Have Backfired


US Navy Steps Up Vigilance After Britain-Iran Standoff

  Iran Reports Release of Diplomat Seized in Iraq
Shi'ite Power Bloc in Iraq Takes Shape
  Indonesia Floats Muslim Forces Solution to Iraq
  Wednesday: 45 Iraqis Killed, 48 Kidnapped, 43 Wounded

Bush Faults Democrats on War-Funding Agenda

US Interrogating at Africa's Secret Prisons

Dueling for Leverage in the
Persian Gulf
 by Trita Parsi
The 'X' Dreams of
Washington's Wonks
 by Leon Hadar
Selective Outrage About International Law  by Robert Parry
Karl Rove's Danse Macabre
by Elizabeth de la Vega and Tom Engelhardt
The Myth of War Prosperity
by Anthony Gregory
Orwell at Guantanamo  by Eugene Robinson

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Guantanamo Detainees Dealt a Legal Blow

Many Lawmakers Go to Iraq, but Few Change Their Minds

Relocation of Arabs From Kirkuk Could Trigger Violence

New York Dinner Raises $18 Million for Israeli Military

House Democrats: White House Liaison Can't Plead Fifth

Rep. DeFazio: Don't Attack Iran

Murky Dividing Lines of Shatt al-Arab

Sadr Militia Returns
Today in Iraq

Basra Sniper Kills Two British Soldiers in Two Days

Iraqi Kidnappers Release Video of German Hostages

US Airstrikes Destroy Explosives Factory South of Baghdad

Smuggling Business Thrives as Iraqis Flee Violence, Death

Expat Filmmaker Charts Baghdad's Dying Past

Saudi Arabia Offers Kurds 2 Billion Dollars to Give Up Kirkuk

Cracks in Sadr's Army

Iraq's Army Seeks a Few Good Sunnis

Tuesday: 64 Iraqis, 1 Marine Killed; 46 Iraqis Wounded
The War at Home

Bush Renews Veto Threat on Iraq Bills

Bush Says Failure to Fund Iraq Troops Would Force Training Cuts

House GOP Unites to Support War on Iraq

Judge Orders Discharge of an Antiwar Marine

Police Log Confirms FBI Role in Arrests of Antiwar Protesters

Bush Calls Pelosi's Syria Visit 'Counterproductive'

Clinton Attacks Iraq War, but Vague on Funding

US Military

Is US Army Bent to the Breaking Point?

Industry Officials: Defense Spending Likely to 'Stabilize'

IBM Offers to Donate Arabic Translator to Military

Massive Security Contractor Faces Growing Protest in Rural California Town Over 842-Acre Base


Mi5 'Tried to Recruit' Guantánamo Britons

Australian AG: Ban on Hicks Speaking to the Media 'Not Enforceable'


US Transfers Prisoners to Afghan Custody

Afghani Police Swoop on 'Suicide School'

US-Led Troops Kill 10 Taliban in Afghanistan


Thousands Protest at Pakistan Judge's Hearing

Locals: Terrorists 'Israelizing' Waziristan

Pakistan's Jihadi Press Problem

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Army 'Kills 23 Rebels'

Sri Lankan Troops Capture Four Rebel Bases

Sri Lanka Appeals to South Asian Leaders to Combat Terrorism


US Cites Indian Government Agencies in Weapons Conspiracy

Falklands Anniversary

Argentina Vows to Get Falkland Islands Back

Argentina Still Lays Claim to Falklands 25 Years After War

Get Out of Falklands, Chávez Tells Britain

Argentina Planned to Blow Up Warship in Gibraltar During the Falklands War


US Arrests Three Accused of South American War Crimes

In Other News

Relatives of Interned Japanese-Americans Draw Parallels to Post 9/11 Treatment of Muslims

US to Search for GI Bodies in North Korea

I'm No Terrorist, Says UK Hacker

British Sailors in Iran

Iranian Prisoner Crisis: It's Not 1979, but Some Lessons Apply

Britain's Channel 4 Considers Dropping Army Drama Over Iran Detainee Fears

Oil Prices Sink on Iran Progress

Seizure of Britons Underlines Iran’s Political Split


Iran Sanctions Boost Civil Nuclear Disaster Risk, Report Says

Top Russian General: US Attack on Iran Would Be 'Huge Mistake'


Israelis Want Rematch in Lebanon

Palestinians 'Offended' by Merkel's Pro-Israel Stance

US Says Olmert Offer on Arab Talks 'Positive'

Senior Fatah Militant Seriously Hurt by Israeli Troops in West Bank

Book Says Kissinger Delayed Telling Nixon of Yom Kippur War

Middle East

Saudi Reformers Press for Change

Christians Seek Visas to Flee From Lebanon

Yemeni Jews Face Growing Sectarian Troubles

Sadat's Assassin Released From Prison

Qatar's Influential Foreign Minister Becomes Premier


Thousands Flee Somalia Fighting

Fleeing Somali Refugees Stranded

Mogadishu Fighters Face Off


UN Chief Urges Diplomacy With Sudan, Not Sanctions

China Boost for Sudan Military


Mbeki Rejects Harare Regime Change

Zimbabwe Journalist Murdered 'Over Leaked Tsvangirai Pictures'

Near Total Unemployment Makes Zimbabwe Strike Less Powerful

Zimbabwe Troops, Police Out in Force for Strike

British Official Threatened in Zimbabwe State Media


Ethiopian Soldiers Kill 23 Eritrean Rebels

US Agents Visit Ethiopian Secret Jails

Trouble in Ukraine

Ukraine Rivals in Tense Standoff

Ukraine's PM Refuses to Accept Snap Elections

Parliament Refuses Yushchenko Disbandment

Ukrainian Rivals Summon 'People's Armies'


British Defense Ministry Defends Air Force Chief Over Kamikaze Questions

Russians Advised to Shun Estonia Over Red Army Monument

UN Hears Latest Plan for Kosovo Independence

A Campaign to Reshape France


Thailand Enlists Women to Battle Insurgency

Thai Royalty Laws Stifle Discourse

Thai Court: No Extradition for Vietnamese Dissident


Justin Raimondo
First They Came for the Spies

Philip Giraldi
Democrats Earn Their Stripes in the War Party

Ivan Eland
Kudos to Pelosi for Visiting Syria

Alan Bock
Clumsy Political Process

Doug Bandow
The Waste of War

Nebojsa Malic
Forfeiting Nothing

Charles Peña
Foreign Follies
a Sobering Read

David R. Henderson
Working With the Left
on the War

Ran HaCohen
How to Live With Hunger

Praful Bidwai
From Horror, an Opportunity for Peace

Sascha Matuszak
From China to Cairo

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