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Abu Aardvark: Sunni insurgency: Out of the shadows

Abu Aardvark: Sunni insurgency: Out of the shadows

Until now, the resistance groups have operated entirely underground and their leaders have communicated with the outside world mainly through internet postings, if at all. (Omary's group specialises in hi-tech communication and produces photos and videos, some of them reproduced here, which are strongly reminiscent of IRA propaganda of the 1980s.) Now they have decided to speak to the western press for the first time as they prepare to launch a public face and a common political programme in anticipation of eventual American and British withdrawal from Iraq. Seven of the most important Sunni-led armed organisations - excluding al-Qaida and the Ba'athists - have agreed to form a united front and have drawn up a series of demands to form the basis of future negotiations with the occupation forces.

National lab worker accused in FBI sting - U.S. Security -

National lab worker accused in FBI sting - U.S. Security -
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused a low-level contract worker at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory — birthplace of the nuclear bomb — with stealing highly classified information about how to make enriched uranium, a key ingredient in nuclear weapons.

The suspect, identified as Roy Lynn Oakley, age 67, was allegedly caught trying to sell it to someone he thought was representing another country, someone who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. Federal officials will not say which country the agent was pretending to represent.

false alarm

By Paul Farhi
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 3, 2006; Page A01

Wen Ho Lee, the U.S. nuclear scientist once identified in news reports as the target of a spying investigation, will receive more than $1.6 million from the federal government and five media organizations, including The Washington Post, to settle allegations that government leaks violated his …

China Plays Hardball with Soft Power

Out with strongman Mao and in with svelte-suited diplomats and film personalities: Chinese leaders have learned the value of a warm smile and firm handshake
By Jehangir Pocha

Pirated translations of Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends and Influence People are available on most Chinese street corners, and it would appear Chinese Communist Party officials have picked up a few copies. Maoist China used to assert itself on the world stage by exporting revolution, waging wars, funding insurgents and broadcasting subversive propaganda across Asia. But today’s Chinese leaders have learned the value of a warm smile and firm handshake. Since “We couldn’t beat ‘em, let’s charm ‘em” appears to be Beijing’s new dictum, China’s new global ambassadors are not chiseled-faced “Red Guards” in fatigues, but svelte-suited diplomats, film personalities such as Wong Kar Wai and the amply bosomed Gong Li, designers such as Vivienne Tam, intellectuals such as Ha Jin, and billionaire businessmen.

Sunni cleric shot in Nigeria, mob attacks Shi'ites | International News |

Sunni cleric shot in Nigeria, mob attacks Shi'ites | International News | "SOKOTO, Nigeria (Reuters) - An unknown gunman shot a Sunni cleric at a mosque in the far northwestern Nigerian city of Sokoto on Wednesday and a Sunni mob attacked Shi'ite headquarters in the city in retaliation, witnesses said.
Police and soldiers threw tear gas at crowds carrying machetes and sticks to stop them invading the large residential compound of the city's minority Shi'ites."

The Raw Story | CNN's Baghdad reporter: Beware of 'smoke and mirrors from the administration'

The Raw Story | CNN's Baghdad reporter: Beware of 'smoke and mirrors from the administration': "Equally quick to insist that the NIE should not be taken too literally, Ware said, 'We must be aware of the spin, the smoke and mirrors from the administration, trying to reshape the message on Iraq being specifically about al Qaeda ... trying to evoke some Pavlovian response from the American public to fear them into again supporting the war. That doesn't quite hold water.'
Blitzer asked Ware about the statement by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, that he has seen a 'sea change' in the security situation on his current visit to Iraq.
'With the greatest of respect ... I think the general, unfortunately, is suffering from the luxury of distance,' replied Ware. 'I think he's expecting far too much to be able to peer through the US bubble of protection.' "
I don’t have any word to describe non whites’ executing their masters order but as a modern day slaves. There are previous and current slaves such as collin powell and condominium (Condoleezza) rice who served their master and still serving at a high level. Collin was played big time. He read garbage in front of the whole world, describing non existence Iraqi weapon of mass destruction. His “sister” protecting her masters deeds including torture, rape and killings of a million plus people (all non whites)
Condominium rice has no conscious; the same descendants of a Whiteman whose ancestors lynched her ancestors wouldn’t be enough reason to look back and connect the dots that it is the same ideology at play. No black person or Native Americans among others should serve the Whiteman’s world as non equal partner. All it does is playing into the criminals hands. Nor should people of colors fight other people of colors to serve the Whiteman. Collin served his masters as a soldier and then …

powell a Whiteman servant spoke!

Troop levels in Iraq 'a burden' - Powell | Herald Sun: "FORMER US secretary of state and top US general Colin Powell has said that the current level of US troops in Iraq cannot be maintained beyond mid-2008.
Mr Powell, a retired four-star general who was President George W. Bush's top diplomat from 2001 to 2005, and was the military's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff during 1989-1993, also called on Washington to find a way to talk with the powerful Palestinian group Hamas, despite its alleged terror links. "

Truthdig - Reports - King George W.:  James Madison’s Nightmare

Truthdig - Reports - King George W.:  James Madison’s Nightmare: "George W. Bush is the imperial president that James Madison and other founders of this great republic warned us about. He lied the nation into precisely the “foreign entanglements” that George Washington feared would destroy the experiment in representative government, and he has championed a spurious notion of security over individual liberty, thus eschewing the alarms of Thomas Jefferson as to the deprivation of the inalienable rights of free citizens. But most important, he has used the sledgehammer of war to obliterate the separation of powers that James Madison enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. "

Christian Zionists: Ahmadinejad is new Hitler

: "WASHINGTON - Thousands of members of Christians United for Israel headed to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to lobby Congress on behalf of the Jewish state.

The group's founder, the Reverend John Hagee, declared, 'We support Israel because we are Bible-believing Christians,' and said the world needs to see that 'the sleeping giant of Christian Zionism has awakened.' "

Media and governments work hands and gloves in the run-up to Iraq war. The rape of Iraq.

How Murdoch had a hotline to the PM in the run-up to Iraq war - Independent Online Edition > UK Politics
In 2003, Mr Blair phoned the owner of The Times and The Sun on 11 and 13 March, and on 19 March, the day before Britain and the United States invaded Iraq. The war was strongly supported by Murdoch-owned newspapers around the world. The day after two of the calls, The Sun launched vitriolic attacks on the French President Jacques Chirac. The Government quoted him as saying he would "never" support military action against Saddam Hussein, a claim hotly disputed by France.

Mr Blair and Mr Murdoch spoke again on 29 January 2004, the day after publication of the Hutton report into the death of Dr David Kelly. Their next conversation was on 25 April 2004, just after Mr Blair bowed to pressure led by The Sun for him to promise a referendum on the proposed EU constitution. They also spoke on 3 October that year, after Mr Blair said he would not fight a fourth general election.