Tariq Aziz, Rafael Correa, Cheney, Neumi Leweni, Fiji
Steve Galliard's blog is running hot.
He reckons that Muqtada ordered Malaki not to talk to GW in Jordan
There is chatter about a planned Sunni attack on the GreenZone.
Loose talk about how a retreating USA column might come under fire.
thecarpetbaggerreport reveals that Cheney comes when King Abdullah beckons
Tariq Aziz is out of jail.
sftt .. stevegilliard
ALL Soldiers need to know that unless they are at a FOB, the MEDIVAC will not be launched. Fire departments, EMT, combat medic vehicles, field ambulances all have orders not to leave the FOB because it is to :?dangerous.? The reality is if you are wounded, you are SOL until your own unit puts you into a HUMVEE and you get back to the FOB.
atimes . stevegilliard
Secular former Ba'athists and Saddam's fighters congregated in the Army of Mohammed - the paramilitary wing of the Awda Party - are already in control of the Syrian border (and not Salafi-jihadis of the al-Qaeda kind).
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani may call for restraint. But Sistani does not control the Shi'ite proletarian masses anymore, Muqtada does. The Americans - attacked at least 180 times a day, every day - will keep "controlling" only one piece of real estate in the whole of Mesopotamia (although an extremely valuable one): the Green Zone
The next big step for the Sunni Arab resistance - according to sheikhs of the powerful Shammar Sunni tribe - would be to take out the Badr Organization, holed up in the Ministry of the Interior, and the two most murderous factions of the Mehdi Army. That would mean an Iraqi nationalist purge of the hated "Iranians". And that implies an all-out attack on the Green Zone.
it was going to be more of a social meeting anyways. But the fact that they had already had a good meeting together, felt like it negated the purpose to doing so. And the President and Prime Minister Maliki will have a very robust and lengthy dialogue tomorrow morning.
So the President flew to Jordan to have a “social meeting” with Maliki, which Maliki decided not to attend. There’s nothing more to it. That should put all the speculation to rest.
Can we cut the bullshit and admit that Sadr now runs Iraq.
According to the Iraqi newspaper Al- Quds al-Arabi, James Baker, the Bush family’s Mr. Fixit , recently met with one of Saddam Hussein’s lawyers in Amman, Jordan, and told him that the former deputy prime minister of Iraq, Tariq Aziz, would be released from detention by December in order to negotiate with the US on behalf of factions of the Iraqi resistance movement still controlled by old Ba’ath Party leaders.
* Any initiative towards national reconciliation must now include Iraqi resistance and opposition leaders
* There must be a general amnesty for armed resistance fighters
* There must be a disbanding of militias and death squads
* Any federalist proposals dividing Iraq into three states must be abandoned in favor of a strong centralist authority combined with greater self-rule for local governors
* That oil revenues must be distributed more equitably for the benefit of all Iraqis, including the Sunnis whose region contains little of the resource
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki was evidently unable to accept these proposals, or so I am told, because his office ties him institutionally to the Shia parties, which view any concessions to the Sunni as a religious betrayal. Iraqi Shia Muslims believe their moment in history has arrived and they have finally thrown off a millennium of Sunni domination. Most chickens still remain in their eggs, however, so counting them may be misleading. The view in Washington is that Al-Maliki’s usefulness has ended, and a political coup is now underway to oust him and reorganize his regime along lines more amenable to a revival of America’s old bias toward Sunni Arabs.
Next step, bring back Saddam
"Mission Accomplished" blacked out patriotboy .. stevegilliard
But actually, he thought as he reframed the video of Our Leader's speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, it was not even forgery. It was merely the omission of another piece of nonsense. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connection with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connection that is contained in a direct lie.
norwegianity .. thecarpetbaggerreport
I’ve often wondered if there was any force on earth that could get Cheney to do something he doesn’t want to do. He’s not inclined to care about Congress, or follow U.S. law, or honor U.S. commitments, or negotiate, compromise, or cooperate with anyone.
But when “summoned” by King Abdullah, Cheney is on the plane. Good to know.
Peter Tinley, former SAS officer who devised and executed the Iraq war plan for Australia's special forces says that the nation's involvement has been a strategic and moral blunder.
"It was a cynical use of the Australian Defence Force by the Government," the ex-SAS operations officer told The Weekend Australian yesterday
Aus Special Forces hover nearby as Fiji coup looms. (- oops make that almost hover)
FIJI'S military said the crash of an Australian Black Hawk helicopter in waters off Fiji is proof that foreign forces are threatening the Pacific nation.
Military spokesman Major Neumi Leweni made the comment as soldiers patrolled the streets of downtown Suva and fired mortars into the sea in an overnight exercise focused on tackling a foreign intervention.
shyandbusty A lot of chubby girls outside, some sort of Francais eco-porno?
Tuesday, 28 November 2006 by Stephen Lendman
Ecuador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal is still counting the votes in the November 26 presidential runoff election but the results seem clear - with one-half of them tallied so far they show: the peoples' candidate, Rafael Correa, 68% and the bible-toting billionaire banana tycoon oligarch who's also the richest man in the country, Alvaro Noboa, - 32%
..Washington-directed election-riggers failed for the second time this month to arrange for their man to steal
(Correa) affirmed his determination not to renew the lease for the US military base in Manta he said he won't allow to remain open unless the Bush administration allows his country the right to have its own in Miami
link to this poor grad student, its an experiment to see how many do...
RNA classification Pure Biology Alex Palazzo
"a novel class of small RNAs in the mouse male germline termed piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs). piRNAs are ~30 nt in length. They are expressed during spermatogenesis,"
I guess once the Serbs let out the secret that it was stealthy to modern short wave Radar, but NOT stealthy to old-fashioned long wave radar, the USA sort-of had to junk the thing.
I bet they were really useful against the Panamanian airforce!
28 Nov PARIS: ..the ministry of culture and communications have adopted Linux ..From June 2007, all the PCs in French deputes' offices will be running on Linux and open-source
psiphon .. Citizen Lab at the university's Munk Centre for International Studies, which is part of an Open Society Institute-funded project.
..will be released on 1 December and can be downloaded feely. It is targeted at countries which impose internet censorship..
..use it as a proxy server to access the censored sites.
[The civisec psiphon 'Flash' 'how it works' tutorial didnt run on my win2K]
atlanticfreepress .. afterdowningstreet AWB & Saddam
Australian Monopoly exporter, Australian Wheat Board: paid Saddam $220M in bribes. With money stolen from UN. So Aus taxpayers dont give a shit. USA wheat farmers proposing to sue bigtime.
Aus Government says it didnt know.
Tariq Aziz, Rafael Correa, Cheney, Neumi Leweni, Fiji