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  • Russia in a Hurry to Sell Weapons to Iran

    09/29/2005 12:55:31 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 37 replies · 951+ views
    Kommersant ^ | 26.09.2005
    Russia is intensifying efforts to sell weapons to Iran while such sales remain legal amid mounting pressure on the Islamic state over its controversial nuclear program, the daily Kommersant said on Monday. Moscow “has stepped up military-technological cooperation with Tehran,” the business daily said, citing an unidentified source. It said top officials within Russia’s military-industrial complex decided to concentrate on arms sales to Tehran for two reasons. “Firstly, as many weapons as possible must be sold to Iran before an international embargo against this country comes into force.” Secondly, should the United States decide to go to war in Iran,...
  • Critics Assail Bush's Strategy of Restraint in Liberia

    08/10/2003 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 226+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | 08/10/03 | Mike Allen
    Critics Assail Bush's Strategy of Restraint in Liberia By Mike Allen Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, August 10, 2003; Page A21 CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 9 -- President Bush built lofty expectations around the world about his willingness to help stanch the bloodshed in Liberia, and now is facing widespread criticism for sending only a handful of troops, with no promise of combat forces, after five weeks of delay. Bush authorized six to 20 Marines to go ashore this week to help Liberia's West African neighbors with the logistics of humanitarian efforts. But he made no provision for reining in the...
  • U.S. Facing Rising Pressure for Liberia Role

    08/08/2003 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 157+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | STEVEN R. WEISMAN and THOM SHANKER ASHINGTON, Aug. 8 — As President Charles G. Taylor edges closer to leaving Liberia, meeting one of President Bush's conditions for a greater American military role, Pentagon officials say they are firmly resisting any significant expansion of the small contingent of American forces already sent ashore. But amid rising pressure from Kofi Annan, the United Nations secretary general, and from African and European allies, Mr. Bush now faces a decision on whether to send in a larger force to help secure the port and the capital, Monrovia, and open up relief corridors. A spokesman for Mr. Annan said today...
  • Administration In Crisis Over Burgeoning Quagmire

    07/28/2003 12:47:33 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 9 replies · 329+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | July 28, 2003 | Rand Simberg
    Washington DC, August 12, 1945 (Routers) President Truman is coming under increasing fire from some Congressional Republicans for what appears to be a deteriorating security situation in occupied Germany, with some calling for his removal from office. Over three months after a formal declaration of an end to hostilities, the occupation is bogged down. Fanatical elements of the former Nazi regime who, in their zeal to liberate their nation from the foreign occupiers, call themselves members of the Werwolf (werewolves) continue to commit almost-daily acts of sabotage against Germany's already-ravaged infrastructure, and attack American troops. They have been laying road...
  • Liberal Press Continues to Spin War: 'US is Losing'

    04/08/2003 8:18:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 28 replies · 242+ views
    Many | 4/8/03
    Here's a selection of what the American Marxist Press is saying about the war: At Intersection, Army's Mission Turns To Chaos (Washington Post, April 8, 2003, Pg. 1) As Army troops barreled into the heart of Baghdad, a unit from the 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division was ordered to hold onto a key cloverleaf in the southern part of the city. The mission sounded routine, but it quickly turned into five hours of killing and fiery chaos after an Iraqi rocket-propelled grenade slammed into a U.S. ammunition truck at the intersection. At least two soldiers of the 3rd...
  • Joseph Galloway: U.S. did not plan on Iraqi forces' use of guerilla tactics

    03/26/2003 9:55:18 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 103 replies · 269+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers | March 27, 2003 | Joseph L. Galloway
    WASHINGTON - The late British military historian Sir Basil Liddell Hart wrote that "the difference between a military operation and a surgical operation is that in a military operation the patient is not tied down." In Iraq, "the patient" has refused to cooperate with the operation. Instead, the Iraqis have turned to classic guerrilla warfare, drawing lessons and tactics from wherever they can find them: Mogadishu, Bosnia, Kosovo, the old Soviet Union, even Vietnam. As American Army and Marine front-line divisions draw closer to Baghdad, the supply columns strung out behind them are having to fight their way forward...