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Gareth Porter on the “smoking laptop”

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aw-radio-logo2Today on Antiwar Radio, Dr. Gareth Porter will be discussing the so-called “smoking laptop” at 1:15pm est.

Dr. Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy. He is also the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He also writes for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

The show is streamed live from the Antiwar Radio page at Antiwar.com,


Written by mudshark

November 11, 2008 at 10:30 am

Surging to a tidal victory?

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…or just watching the wheels fall off the overloaded war-wagon of lies?

Guess it depends on if you’ve ever upgraded your B.S. detector since those formidable teen years,
or if you haven’t noticed, your melon’s being used as a septic tank for the effluence of prevarications
approved for the general consumption from over almost the past century, that’s neither here nor there.

Some of the most truthful reporting on this country’s ‘Weapon of Mass Disaster‘ never sees the light of day
as it is buried under conciliatory mountains of mainstream abstractions that continue the false impression of opposition, as the glad-handing abounds behind the scenes.

For example, there’s this from McClatchy today:

Is ‘success’ of U.S. surge in Iraq about to unravel?

BAGHDAD — A cease-fire critical to the improved security situation in Iraq appeared to unravel Monday when a militia loyal to radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al Sadr began shutting down neighborhoods in west Baghdad and issuing demands of the central government.

Simultaneously, in the strategic southern port city of Basra, where Sadr’s Mahdi militia is in control, the Iraqi government launched a crackdown in the face of warnings by Sadr’s followers that they’ll fight government forces if any Sadrists are detained. By 1 a.m. Arab satellite news channels reported clashes between the Mahdi Army and police in Basra.

The freeze on offensive activity by Sadr’s Mahdi Army has been a major factor behind the recent drop in violence in Iraq, and there were fears that the confrontation that’s erupted in Baghdad and Basra could end the lull in attacks, assassinations, kidnappings and bombings.

And this from RFE/RL:

Iraq: Fighting In Al-Basrah As Government Seeks To Oust Militias

Declining Security

But security in Al-Basrah has been declining for months, with growing tension and clashes between the Al-Mahdi Army and other Shi’ite factions, as well as with criminal gangs seeking control of sections of the city.

A British military spokesman said British troops encamped near Al-Basrah airport are taking no part in the fighting. The British withdrew to that camp in December, when they handed over security matters in Al-Basrah to Iraqi forces.

Or, from Roads to Iraq, via uruknet:

Mahdi Army arrested 17 American Soldiers

Just reported from Alwasatonline reporter in Basra, Mahdi Army managed to arrest 17 American soldiers, and seizes 7 hammer military vehicles, because of these developments the Iraqi government offered to negotiates with MA but Muqtada Al-Sadr refused any negotiations, also 250 Iraqi soldiers gave themselves up to Mahdi Army.

Key bridge, connecting Basra city to Al-Kurnah is destroyed by Mahdi Army.

Sotaliraq reported that Maliki refused to meet Basra’s mayor “Mohammad Al-Walili [from Al-Fadhilah Party], the mayor threaten if he removed from his position as mayor he will burn all the oil wells around Basra.

There is also reports about American warplanes involvement in the fights, and the Green Zone was bombed again at 8 O’clock p.

There are fighting in Al-Shurta neighborhood in Baghdad in the Karkh part

Update on the fighting in Basra

As the Iraqi deaths begin to spike, again, millions of deluded americans continue down their apathetic pathway, with not as much as a blink or a nod to the Five Years Of War Crimes and abominations committed in their name for generations to come, all to the benefit of a comparative handful of well-heeled parasites and their ruling clique.

Written by mudshark

March 25, 2008 at 9:08 pm