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Sunday, July 23, 2006

As If Things Weren't Bad Enough, They're Throwing Rice At The Problem...

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, infamous fumbler of intelligence just before 9/11 and ignorant of her Middle Eastern democracies, is set to meet with Israeli and Lebanese leaders early this week. Exactly what she is supposed to do, no one really knows. Given that she and Bush have both... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

It's Not An Invasion; It's Just An Invasion

A small contingent of Israeli tanks moved across the southern border of Lebanon today where troops and materiel had been amassing throughout the previous day. Their target was a small Lebanese town known to be a Hezbollah center of operations. Israeli officials said that it was not an invasion, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Don't Look For Israel To Let Up Two-Front Assault Anytime Soon

Hamas, the popular Palestinian terrorist organization that controls Palestinian politics, has an Israeli soldier, who it maintains has been been treated well. Hezbollah, the popular Islamic terrorist organization based primarily in Lebanon, has two of Israel's soldiers, whose welfare is unknown.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

So Far, Nations Are Cautious, Remaining Uncommitted

The Israeli incursion into southern Lebanon enterred its forth day with Israel sending in warplanes to bomb a portion of Beirut that is a Hezbollah stronghold and destroying the last remaining bridge on the main highway to Damascus, virtually sealing the country. Lebanon has asked for an... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

By This Time Tomorrow, We Could See The Beginning Of WWIII

It all began last week with the Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip after an Israeli soldier was captured by Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist organization, two weeks ago. Then Hezbollah, the international Shiite terrorist organization backed by Iran and Syria, raided northern Israel and captured... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Kashmiri Separatists Suspected In Bombay Bombings

Seven (or eight) bombs ripped through trains during rush hour today in Bombay, India's largest city, killing as many as 190 (bodies are still being pulled from the wreckage) and wounding hundreds more. Blame immediately fell on militant Muslim separatists from Kashmir who have been a constant source... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Well, They Done Went And Done It -- Six Times

North Korea today launched six test missiles, thumbing their noses at their Chinese allies, their avowed American nemesis, and the rest of the world. One of the missiles, the Taepodong-2, the missile that was feared to have intercontinental range, malfunctioned over the Pacific. Since the launches,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 3, 2006

We Will Destroy You, Not With Bombs, But Bombasticism!!

It is rumored that China, North Korea's principal trade partner, has quietly implored and gotten the cooperation of the North Koreans with regard to test firing the ballistic missile they have been readying for launch. The Taepodong-2 missile has an unknown range, although it is beleived to be... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Bush In Austria, Issues Ultimatum To Iran

Bush told Iran it had weeks to stop its nuclear enrichment program and begin negotiations or sanctions would be sought against the state. Iran had earlier stated it would respond to the United States/European offer for negotiations by mid to late August. According to Secretary of State Condoleezza... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Intelligence Reports North Korea Readying Missile Test

An Associated Press story by Burt Herman reports that North Korea is readying missile tests on its eastern shore. Several intelligence sources cite satellite evidence of activity at a known launch cite. North Korea hasn't tested a missile since 1998, when it secretly fired off a missile that passed... Sign in to see full entry.

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