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April 12th, 2010

More than 200,000 flee Pakistan tribal regions

ISLAMABAD — More than 200,000 civilians have fled a military offensive and violence in Pakistani tribal districts near the Afghan border, where gunfights on Friday killed up to 24 militants, officials said.The United Nations said the mass exodus began in November from the districts of Orakzai and Kurram, which have ... continue reading

April 7th, 2010

U.S. targets American-born cleric in Yemen: officials

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has authorized operations to capture or kill a U.S.-born Muslim cleric based in Yemen, who is described by a key lawmaker as Americas's top terrorist threat, officials said on Tuesday. The decision to add Anwar al-Awlaki, of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, to the ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

Bin Laden threatens Americans with execution

Osama bin Laden threatened al Qaeda would kill any Americans it takes prisoner if accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is put to death, according to an audiotape aired on al Jazeera on Thursday.Senior U.S. officials may recommend that Mohammed, who was being held at the U.S. military prison ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Credit crunch hits Al-Qaeda hard: experts

Al-Qaeda is running out of cash, experts say, with traditional sources of financing under increasingly tight surveillance and donors demotivated or suffering from the financial crisis.As a result, the heart of the network founded by Osama Bin Laden is busy financing its own survival while counting on partners, often relatively ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Lindsey Graham: White House mulling indefinite detention

The White House is considering endorsing a law that would allow the indefinite detention of some alleged terrorists without trial as part of efforts to break a logjam with Congress over President Barack Obama’s plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday. Last summer, White ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

Bomb kills 3 US military trainers in NW Pakistan

SHAHI KOTO, Pakistan -- A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers and partly destroyed a girls' school in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack that drew attention to a little-publicized American military training mission in the al-Qaida and Taliban heartland.They were the first known U.S. military fatalities in Pakistan's ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

The Shadow War

It was a Christmas and New Year’s from hell for American intelligence, that $75 billion labyrinth of at least 16 major agencies and a handful of minor ones.  As the old year was preparing to be rung out, so were our intelligence agencies, which managed not to connect every obvious clue to ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Pakistani officials: Suspected US missiles kill 4

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Suspected U.S. missiles killed four people in northwest Pakistan on Friday, the latest in a surge of such attacks since a suicide bomber staged a deadly assault on CIA employees just across the frontier in Afghanistan.The attack was the sixth in just over a week in North ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Officials: Suspected US drones kill 13 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Suspected U.S. drone missile strikes killed 13 people in Pakistan's volatile northwest Wednesday, the latest of five such attacks in the past week targeting an area believed to be a hideout for militants involved in a suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan. The strikes highlight Washington's ... continue reading

January 4th, 2010

Western embassies remain closed as Clinton warns of global threat

In its strongest statement yet, the U.S. has warned that the deteriorating security situation in Yemen is a serious global threat, implying that Western powers could not afford to neglect the impoverished country.“We see global implications from the war in Yemen and the ongoing efforts by al Qaeda in Yemen ... continue reading

January 4th, 2010

Yemen instability threatens regional stability: Clinton

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Monday that instability in Yemen, where the United States has closed its embassy over fears of an Al-Qaeda strike, threatens regional stability. Word of a possible attack by the fundamentalist group prompted Washington to close its embassy in the Yemeni ... continue reading

January 4th, 2010

Why Obama Has Defaulted to Bush Foreign Policy Positions

After a year with President Barack Obama at the helm of U.S. foreign policy, an observer could be forgiven for concluding that the presidency is more like taking over the controls of a train than getting behind the wheel of a car. That's because you can't steer a train; you ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Taliban: CIA Attack Was Retaliation for Drone Strikes

KABUL -- A senior commander connected to the Afghan Taliban and involved with the attack against the CIA that left eight people dead said Saturday that the bombing was retaliation for U.S. drone strikes in the Afghan-Pakistan border region."We attacked this base because the team there was organizing drone strikes ... continue reading

December 26th, 2009

Officials: Suspected U.S. strikes kill three in Pakistan

MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected U.S. missile strike killed three people Saturday in a northwest Pakistani tribal region where militants focused on fighting the West in Afghanistan are concentrated, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.The strike was apparently the latest in a lengthy campaign of such attacks by the ... continue reading

December 24th, 2009

Iraqi general assassinated

BAGHDAD (AFP) – A senior Iraqi army officer has been shot dead in front of his home west of Baghdad, an interior ministry official said on Wednesay. Brigadier General Riad Abdel Majid, an inspector for the defence ministry, "was killed in Ghazaliya by unknown persons who opened fire on him ... continue reading

December 24th, 2009

No Time for Christmas for US Troops in Afghan East

PECH RIVER VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) -- For Staff Sgt. Byron Krepcho, it doesn't feel like Christmas.Instead of celebrating Christmas Eve with his family back in Dallas, Texas, Krepcho's unit on Thursday fired mortars at enemy positions from Command Post Michigan in the Pech River Valley in the tense Kunar province ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

Guantanamo 'hell on Earth', says Somali detainee

HARGEISA, Somalia — A Somali just home from eight years in the US jail at Guantanamo Bay told AFP the prison was "hell on Earth", and alleged torture there had scarred some of his fellow inmates.Mohamed Saleban Bare, who arrived in his hometown of Hargeisa on Saturday, said he was ... continue reading

December 22nd, 2009

In Russia, foreboding about America's war in Afghanistan

MOSCOW — Thirty years ago this week, the Red Army began its invasion of Afghanistan , a move that sank the Soviet Union in a decade of guerrilla war and hastened the collapse of the Cold War empire.Today, as former Soviet soldiers watch American troops trying to pacify the same ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike on Yemen Terrorists

On orders from President Barack Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles early Thursday against two suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, administration officials told ABC News in a report broadcast on ABC World News with Charles Gibson. One of the targeted sites was a suspected al Qaeda training camp north ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Drone attacks may be expanded in Pakistan

Reporting from Washington - Senior U.S. officials are pushing to expand CIA drone strikes beyond Pakistan's tribal region and into a major city in an attempt to pressure the Pakistani government to pursue Taliban leaders based in Quetta.The proposal has opened a contentious new front in the clandestine war. The ... continue reading

December 7th, 2009

Sen. Russ Feingold on 'This Week' with George Stephanopoulos

[...]STEPHANOPOULOS: You heard Secretary Gates there. Even though you've called the president's decision an expensive gamble, he says the United States must escalate because this is the epicenter of extremist jihad, and that's why our vital national security interests are at stake. FEINGOLD: Well, Pakistan, in the border region near ... continue reading

December 4th, 2009

Victory at Last!

Let others deal with the details of President Obama’s Afghan speech, with the on-ramps and off-ramps, those 30,000 U.S. troops going in and just where they will be deployed, the benchmarks for what’s called “good governance” in Afghanistan, the corruption of the Karzai regime, the viability of counterinsurgency warfare, the ... continue reading

December 4th, 2009

Something from Nothing

On July 4, 2009 Team Prowler, American soldiers from the Illinois National Guard, set off to patrol Highway 601, a key road in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. All trade entering the province passed through 601. It was the land supply route for British, American, and Afghan forces, and the “skuff” hall ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

Apr 20th
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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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