Invisible Children :: "A story where children are weapons and children are the victims. The 'Invisible Children: rough cut' film exposes the effects of a 20 year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda. These children live in fear of abduction by rebel soldiers, and are being forced to fight as a part of violent army."
Y‘know it’s amazing really, considering that for centuries Europeans have been invading other countries, enslaving their peoples, ripping off their resources and in the process impoverishing much of the planet. And what is more, moving in and taking up residence without so much as a ‘by your leave’ let alone being put through an intensive examination upon their arrival.
U.S. is building database on Iraqis - USATODAY.com: "BAGHDAD — The U.S. military is taking fingerprints and eye scans from thousands of Iraqi men and building an unprecedented database that helps track suspected militants. U.S. troops are stopping Iraqis at checkpoints, workplaces and sites where attacks have recently occurred, and inputting their personal data using handheld scanners or specially equipped laptops. In several neighborhoods in and around Baghdad, troops have gone door to door collecting data."
The New Anatolian: "The United States has told the Iraqi Kurdish leadership time is up and 'they have to do something against the PKK,' Kurdish sources reported.
The New Anatolian learnt that the U.S. is clearly concerned that the tide in Turkey is pushing the Turkish government to take action but no one expects any cross border operations before the elections.
The United States has also reportedly informed the Iraqi Kurds that it cannot prevent a Turkish military incursion into northern Iraq, Kurdish sources said.
The messages were reportedly conveyed to Iraqi Kurdish Regional President Massoud Barzani and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani by senior American officials in Iraq.
The Iraqi Kurds were told they do not have to openly fight against the PKK in the mountains but there is much they can do to curb PKK activities in their region. The Kurds were told 'between outright clashing with the PKK and total inactivity against it there is much you can do.'"
Bush pressed on withdrawal of troops - Independent Online Edition > Americas: "With his policy in disarray, Mr Bush now describes the war in Iraq as a full-scale conflict with al-Qa'ida. In talking up al-Qa'ida's role in Iraq Mr Bush is attempting to tap into deep-seated American fears of terrorism. The oft-repeated mantra of 11 September 2001 provided him with support for the invasion in the first place. Now he is warning that there would be ' mass killings on a horrific scale', if the US was forced to withdraw. "
Don't Delay: US Out of Iraq Now - by Ron Paul I have been one of the strongest opponents of military action against Iraq. I voted against the initial authorization in 2002 and I have voted against every supplemental appropriations bill to fund the war. I even voted against the initial "Iraq regime change" legislation back in 1998. I believe our troops should be brought back to the United States without delay. Unfortunately, one of the reasons I oppose this legislation is that it masquerades as a troop withdrawal measure but in reality may well end up increasing US commitments in the Middle East.