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'Hezbollah defeated Israel to foil plot for new ME': Hassan

'Hezbollah defeated Israel to foil plot for new ME': Hassan: "BEIRUT: Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday said last summer's war with Israel had foiled US plans for a new Middle East, in a speech broadcast on a huge screen near the Israeli border in south Lebanon.

'This war aimed to impose a new Middle East, broken up into confessional and ethnic mini-states, serving the interests of the United States and Israel,' said the leader of the Shiite militant group which held out against the Israeli army for 34 days in July and August 2006. "

Fresh from the Iraqi Oven.

Fresh from the Iraqi Oven.
In the Karrada district two days ago, 25 Iraqis were killed by a mysterious explosion.
Today the same happened with a roughly similar number of dead and around 8 injured. According to reliable sources, no one really knows who is behind these explosions. And again contrary to common belief, it is no longer car bombs but explosive devices placed in Buildings.

A similar kind of explosion took place in al-Mansur today.

This new tactic has one clear purpose, in my opinion: "Bring the whole thing down". If you see what I mean.

Musharraf and Bhutto in power-sharing talks - Times Online

Musharraf and Bhutto in power-sharing talks - Times Online: "General Musharraf held secret talks with Benazir Bhutto in Abu Dhabi to discuss an agreement that could allow her to return to Pakistan after years in exile.
Under the agreement the military leader would be granted another five-year term as president, while Ms Bhutto, twice prime minister of Pakistan, would be allowed to return in September to contest parliamentary elections, exonerated of corruption charges made against her. "

Dozens of Afghan civilians die in air raids: residents - Yahoo! News

Dozens of Afghan civilians die in air raids: residents - Yahoo! News: "KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Dozens of civilians, including women and children, have been killed in two foreign air strikes in southern Afghanistan, residents and a local member of parliament said on Friday.
One of the raids by NATO hit houses in the Girishk district of Helmand province on Thursday evening, killing up to 50 civilians, a group of some 20 residents reported to journalists in Kandahar, the main city in the south."

Has the U.S.-Ethiopian invasion of Somalia achieved any of its goals?: Don't Panic ... your war questions answered: Don't Panic!: Columns: Creative Loafing Atlanta

Has the U.S.-Ethiopian invasion of Somalia achieved any of its goals?: Don't Panic ... your war questions answered: Don't Panic!: Columns: Creative Loafing Atlanta
The Ethiopian invasion has eerily mimicked the Iraq invasion's trajectory.

The military advance was planned fantastically, but there was no plan for securing the peace. The UIC was removed from power within days. But instead of routing the UIC and replacing it with stable government, the invasion merely transformed the UIC into an Islamist, nationalist, guerilla insurgency. UIC fighters attack. Ethiopia responds with overwhelming force that kills civilians.