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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 9th, 2009

Police: Attack on Pakistan intel office kills 12

MULTAN, Pakistan—A team of militants launched a gun, rocket and suicide attack on an intelligence office in central Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 12 people in a strike that showed the insurgents can hit deep in the heart of the country.The raid in Multan signaled the relentless determination of militants, despite ... continue reading

December 9th, 2009

US says bin Laden sometimes slips into Afghanistan

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden may periodically slip back into Afghanistan from his remote hideout in neighboring Pakistan, a senior White House official says, adding a new twist to the mystery of the elusive terrorist's whereabouts.President Barack Obama's national security adviser, James Jones, said bin Laden, believed hiding mainly in ... continue reading

December 4th, 2009

CIA can expand using drones in Pakistan: report

WASHINGTON — The White House has authorized the CIA to expand the use of unmanned aerial drones in Pakistan to track down and strike suspected Taliban and Al-Qaeda members, the New York Times reported Friday. The Times, citing unnamed sources, said that authorization to expand CIA drone usage in Pakistan's ... continue reading

November 28th, 2009

Anti-Taliban leader killed

KHAR, Pakistan - A key anti-Taliban tribal leader was assassinated yesterday in a roadside bombing, the latest in a series of attacks against pro-government militias in the Afghan border area of northwestern Pakistan. Elsewhere, authorities found the bullet-riddled body of another tribal elder who was seized from his home late ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2009

Blackwater's Secret War in Pakistan

At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, ... continue reading

November 20th, 2009

Suspected US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistan

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — A suspected US missile attack targeting Al-Qaeda-linked militants killed eight people in Pakistan's mountains on the Afghan border as CIA chief Leon Panetta held talks in Islamabad on Friday.The attack, the presumed work of CIA drones, was the second in two days in North Waziristan, part of ... continue reading

November 20th, 2009

Why Pakistan Won't Fight the Afghan Taliban

President Barack Obama is about to announce his new strategy for Afghanistan, but the success of whatever option he chooses will depend heavily on Pakistan acting to stop its territory being used to attack Western forces next door. And that's bad news, because the demands of its own domestic counterinsurgency ... continue reading

November 20th, 2009

The fallout of Quetta drones

Jane Mayer of The New Yorker magazine revealed in October edition, that the number of US predator drone strikes on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border by the CIA, has risen dramatically under President Obama. Mayer cited a new study by the New America Foundation, which reported that 42 drone attacks had been ... continue reading

November 18th, 2009

Suspected U.S. drone kills 4 in Pakistan-officials

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles into a northwestern Pakistani militant stronghold on Wednesday killing four people, Pakistani security officials said. The United States has carried out more than 40 attacks with its pilotless, missile-firing aircraft in northwest Pakistan this year as ... continue reading

November 15th, 2009

Taliban guerrillas bring 'Iraq tactics' to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Suicide attacks, car bombings, shootings in the capital and fighting in the mountains -- Taliban guerrillas are dragging Pakistan into a war deadlier than in Afghanistan and mimicking the carnage of Iraq.Militant attacks killed at least 320 people in nuclear-armed Pakistan last month alone, including 170 civilians slaughtered ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Drone Race to a Known Future

For drone freaks (and these days Washington seems full of them), here's the good news: Drones are hot! Not long ago -- 2006 to be exact -- the Air Force could barely get a few armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the air at once; now, the number is 38; ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Defending the Arsenal

In the tumultuous days leading up to the Pakistan Army's ground offensive in the tribal area of South Waziristan, which began on October 17th, the Pakistani Taliban attacked what should have been some of the country's best-guarded targets. In the most brazen strike, ten gunmen penetrated the Army's main headquarters, ... continue reading

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November 3rd, 2009

Yes, That Was Me Visiting the White House

I guess I should come clean and admit it.I've been hangin' out with the Obamas at the White House. Late on Friday, Norm Eisen, special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform, after many requests by the news media (and many demands by right-wing groups), released the list ... continue reading

October 31st, 2009

Pakistan drone war takes a toll on militants -- and civilians

The Obama administration has dramatically ratcheted up the American drone warfare program in Pakistan. Since President Obama took office, U.S. drone strikes have killed about a half-dozen militant leaders along with hundreds of other people, a quarter of whom were civilians. As a result of the unprecedented 42 strikes by ... continue reading

October 30th, 2009

Clinton faces Pakistani anger at Predator attacks

ISLAMABAD — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came face-to-face Friday with Pakistani anger over U.S. aerial drone attacks in tribal areas along the Afghan border, a strategy that U.S. officials say has succeeded in killing key terrorist leaders.In a series of public appearances on the final day of ... continue reading

October 28th, 2009

Car bomb in crowded Pakistan market kills 100

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Suspected militants exploded a car bomb in a market crowded with women and children Wednesday, killing 100 people and turning shops selling wedding dresses, toys and jewelry into a mass of burning debris and bodies. The attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar was Pakistan's deadliest since ... continue reading

August 29th, 2009

Drone attack in northwestern Pakistan kills 6

By Ishtiaq Mahsud (AP) DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. drone attack killed at least six people and wounded another nine in northwestern Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region Thursday, intelligence officials said. Two missiles were fired at a suspected militant hide-out in the stronghold of top Taliban commander ... continue reading

August 15th, 2009

Inside the Taliban: 'The more troops they send, the more targets we have'

In the first of a series of exclusive reports in the run-up to next week's Afghan elections, award-winning correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets a group of Taliban in their mountain stronghold By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad / Guardian The provinces of Khost, Paktia and Paktika in south-eastern Afghanistan are dominated by one name: ... continue reading

August 6th, 2009

Missile kills relatives of Pakistani Taliban chief

By Munir Ahmad / Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. missile strike destroyed the home of a close relative of top Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in a volatile tribal region, killing two people early Wednesday, two intelligence officials said. The officials said the missile targeted the Akramud ... continue reading

July 28th, 2009

Armageddon at the Top of the World: Not! ...by Juan Cole

TomDispatchWHAT, what, what, What's the news from Swat? Sad news, Bad news, Comes by the cable led Through the Indian Ocean's bed, Through the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Med- Iterranean -- he 's dead; The Ahkoond is dead! -- George Thomas Lanigan Despite being among the poorest ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2009

Don't Turn the Page on History: Facing the World We Created ...by Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatchWe've just passed through the CIA assassination flap, already fading from the news after less than two weeks of media attention. Broken in several major newspapers, here's how the story goes: the Agency, evidently under Vice President Dick Cheney's orders, didn't inform Congress that, to assassinate al-Qaeda leaders, it was ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2009

In Pakistan, Those Who Survive Drone Attacks May Well 'Die Slowly' in Refugee Camps ...by Kathy Kelly

Many refugees living in tent encampments or abandoned buildings may soon start dying from preventable disease. AlternetIn early June, 2009, I was in the Shah Mansoor displaced persons camp in Pakistan, listening to one resident detail the carnage which had spurred his and his family’s flight there a mere 15 ... continue reading

July 20th, 2009

Exclusive: Missing U.S. Soldier May Be in Pakistan

Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl Kidnapped by Taliban in AfghanistanBy Matthew Cole / ABCThe U.S. soldier kidnapped by Taliban forces in Afghanistan may have been taken across the border to Pakistan, complicating efforts to obtain his release, according to two people involved in U.S. and Afghan military efforts to locate him, and ... continue reading

July 4th, 2009

Marines Seek to Cut Afghan Insurgent Supply Lines

US Marines push deeper into southern Afghan towns, seeking to cut insurgent supply linesBy Jason Straziuso and Chris Brummitt / Associated Press NAWA, Afghanistan — U.S. Marines pushed deeper into Taliban areas of southern Afghanistan on Friday, seeking to cut insurgent supply lines and win over local elders on the ... continue reading

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Apr 17th
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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
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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
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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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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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