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The sinking of the Cheonan: Another Gulf of Tonkin incident (tags)
"Defense Ministry officials added that they had not detected any North Korean submarines in the area at the time of the incident. (4) According to Lee, “We didn’t detect any movement by North Korean submarines near” the area where the Cheonan went down."
US troops’ stay questioned, (tags)
They are supposed to be only visitors, but after six years they are still around and some local officials are wondering whether they are already part of the Filipino family. Officially, they are called the “visiting forces” but there has been no sign that American soldiers are leaving anytime soon and the officials are asking why the “visit” seems to have become a permanent deployment. Vice Mayor Mannix Dalipe says the Arroyo administration and the Philippine military have to explain why American troops are still in Zamboanga City. “No one is giving us answers,” Dalipe said in an interview the other day.
Embarrassed US Starts to Disown Basra Operation (tags)
As it became clear last week that the Operation Knights Assault in Basra was in serious trouble, the George W. Bush administration began to claim in off-the-record statements to journalists that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had launched the operation without consulting Washington.
New Details in Attack on American Spy Ship (tags)
An Israeli military court of inquiry later acknowledged that their naval headquarters knew at least three hours before the attack that the odd-looking ship 13 miles off the Sinai Peninsula, sprouting more than 40 antennas capable of receiving every kind of radio transmission, was "an electromagnetic audio-surveillance ship of the U.S. Navy," a floating electronic vacuum cleaner. The Israeli inquiry later concluded that that information had simply gotten lost, never passed along to the ground controllers who directed the air attack nor to the crews of the three Israeli torpedo boats who picked up where the air force left off, strafing the Liberty's decks with their machine guns and launching a torpedo that blew a 39-foot hole in its starboard side.
Elections in RP successful – US (tags)
A US State Department official said yesterday the May 14 elections were generally successful despite reports of violence and fraud. “I know there have been some problems with violence. But I would say overall the elections have been very successful and a real sign that the Philippines has a very well-developed democracy. It has never been an easy process,” Christopher Hill, US State Department assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, said over Radyo ng Bayan. Hill’s observation followed an earlier statement of concern from the US Embassy in Manila on reports of violence in many parts of the country during the elections.
A Trip to Guantanamo (tags)
stopping the lies
US to beef up hunt for Abu-JI terrorists (tags)
The United States is increasing its support for the ongoing military offensive in Sulu against the Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah to hasten the capture of Abu Sayyaf chief Khadaffy Janjalani and Umar Patek and Dulmatin of JI, Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz said here yesterday. Cruz said Rear Adm. William VanMeter Alford Jr., chief of staff of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), made the commitment in a meeting with President Arroyo during her stop here on Sunday.
A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)
Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------
BTL:3 Suicides at Guantanamo Prison Renews Calls for Closing "America's Gulag" (tags)
Interview with Retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis, a psychiatrist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
A MOM'S FYI: "The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies" (tags)
The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies
Captain Ward Boston Blows Lid off USS Liberty Cover-up (tags)
Ward Boston is right about Liberty attack
USS Liberty Attack Cover-up/San Diego Union Tribune Article on Captain Ward Boston (tags)
USS Liberty Attack Cover-up
Going Backwards Defense Execs Get Top Pentagon Posts (tags)
While Rumsfeld's aides defended the selections, some Pentagon officials bridled because of their daily battles with poor contractor performance and cost overruns. "They are bringing in the sharks," said Chuck Spinney, an Air Force system analyst. But Spinney conceded that Rumsfeld was caught in the predictable bind of finding experts for a new administration.