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  • John Major: Be realistic about UK-US relationship

    11/11/2011 2:14:23 PM PST · by Apparatchik · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 November 2011
    The UK should stop using the term "special relationship" to describe its alliance with the US, former Prime Minister Sir John Major has said. The ex-Tory leader said the term was "patronising" and "sentimental" and should be "consigned to history". In a speech in London, he said the US would increasingly be looking to Asia for economic and political support. But the UK's trade, defence and cultural links with the US meant it could play the role of "candid friend". The term "special relationship" was first used by Sir Winston Churchill in a famous speech in 1946, reflecting the two...
  • A HEARTY THANK YOU~YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REG FIX,etc.

    03/21/2011 11:05:54 PM PDT · by MissDairyGoodnessVT · 6 replies · 1+ views
    today | sekf
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  • The tragedy of Iraq’s Christians is that it does not interest anyone, Chaldean Catholic says

    11/13/2010 12:48:03 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Speroforum ^ | November 12, 2010
    Under Saddam Hussein, Christians in Iraq were around a million. Today, more than half have fled, living as refugees in other countries, in particular Syria and Jordan. Those who are left behind feel betrayed and abandoned by the government and the international community, with only one desire, to ... Birmingham – “There is now a real danger that Christians in the Middle East, and in Iraq in particular, of being exterminated, due to both persecution and large-scale emigration,” this according to Dr Joseph Seferta, an Iraqi-born Chaldean Catholic living in Birmingham, Britain, where he is a member of the Commission...
  • Chinook Pilot takes a headshot, then flies the thing home

    10/16/2010 5:36:44 AM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 1+ views
    sun ^ | 10/15/10 | sun
    link This guy is the definition of a Hero. The Chinook took multiple hits severing a hydraulic line and raking the fuselage and windscreens with rounds. The Sun reporter does well to keep his composure during the report, faced with the very real possibility of a crash and death.
  • Violent Muslim Socialist stabs British MP

    05/15/2010 8:45:07 AM PDT · by 4rcane · 39 replies · 1,077+ views
    Theo van Gogh style attack, now in the UK From Eric Dondero: A prominent British Member of Parliament was stabbed in the stomach by a Muslim woman during a constituency service meeting in his district. Towards the end of a routine meeting with constituents, the woman jumped over a desk and repeatedly lunged a long knife into the abdomen area of Labour MP Stephen Timms. He is said to be in critical but stable condition. Could this be a new wave of attack by lefitsts. Are the media responsible for pushing hate speech?
  • New Operation Moshtarak Battle Footage

    02/21/2010 1:41:24 PM PST · by Flavius · 5 replies · 620+ views
    NA ^ | 2.13.10 | NA
    <p>British troops battle the Taliban at the village of Kushal Kalay near Marja, just prior to the offensive there.</p>
  • Snow covers Britain from head to toe (Amazing photo)

    01/08/2010 2:52:45 AM PST · by Crazieman · 38 replies · 4,301+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 1/7/2010 | Stephen Adams
    Snow covers Britain from head to toe As if dusted with icing sugar, this satellite image of Britain shows the full extent of the snow coverage affecting the country. From head to toe there is barely a patch of land not blanketed by the heaviest snowfall in 50 years. It was taken at 11.15am on Thursday by the NASA satellite Terra and transmitted to the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station.
  • Glenn Beck on birther issue : 'Dumbest thing I've ever heard'

    01/04/2010 7:24:46 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 157 replies · 5,390+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | JANUARY 3, 2010 | Drew Zahn
    On the air today, popular radio host Glenn Beck mocked "birthers" and claimed there is a concerted campaign to get those questioning Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility onto the airwaves – a strategy Beck said would actually benefit Obama. "There's always games being played behind the scenes at a talk radio show," Beck said. "Rush has always called them seminar callers. But instead of being coy with the seminar callers or with you, I'm just going to expose the game that is going on. Today there is a concerted effort on all radio stations to get birthers on the air." "I...
  • Is Glenn Beck right about Obama's eligibility not being a valid issue? (online poll)

    01/05/2010 11:38:50 AM PST · by circumbendibus · 57 replies · 2,075+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/04/10 | WND
    Is Glenn Beck right about Obama's eligibility not being a valid issue? Yes, Beck is finally right about something Yes, Beck is driving mainstream credibility Yes, the birthers are obviously unhinged and off base Yes, and he's right that this issue is providing cover to the Obama administration Yes, Beck is always right Yes I don't know, but his opinion has given me reason to reconsider my views No, I love Beck and usually agree with him, but he's just plain wrong on this one No, that's what living and working in New York will do to you No, but...
  • Glenn Beck on birther issue: 'Dumbest thing I've ever heard'

    01/05/2010 1:52:27 PM PST · by autumnraine · 344 replies · 6,925+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/04/2009 | Drew Zahn
    On the air today, popular radio host Glenn Beck mocked "birthers" and claimed there is a concerted campaign to get those questioning Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility onto the airwaves – a strategy Beck said would actually benefit Obama. "There's always games being played behind the scenes at a talk radio show," Beck said. "Rush has always called them seminar callers. But instead of being coy with the seminar callers or with you, I'm just going to expose the game that is going on. Today there is a concerted effort on all radio stations to get birthers on the air." "I...
  • Attorney Stephen Pidgeon to Glenn Beck

    01/05/2010 7:16:47 PM PST · by Man50D · 261 replies · 7,551+ views
    Attorney Stephen Pidgeon is one of the lawyers involved in the B.C. issue. He is currently working with Leo Donofrio on the Chrysler lawsuit. Below is his letter to Glenn Beck. Great job, Stephen! S.B. Dear Mr. Beck: You are ill-informed on the “birther” issue. Barack Obama, by his own admission, was a British subject at birth. He has never denied having a Kenyan father, who himself was a British subject as a Kenyan native. This is easly established under the British Nationality Act of 1948. He is therefore disqualified to run for the office of the President, because the...
  • China detects deadly nerve gas at border with N Korea: report (sarin)

    10/08/2009 6:39:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 2,436+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/08/09
    China detects deadly nerve gas at border with NKorea: report 1 hr 51 mins ago TOKYO (AFP) – China has detected deadly nerve gas at its border with North Korea and suspects an accidental release inside the secretive state, a Japanese news report said Friday. The Chinese military is strengthening its surveillance activities after detecting the highly virulent sarin gas in November last year and in February in Liaoning province, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources from the Chinese military.
  • Hero soldier who lost three limbs in Afghanistan taunted about his disabilities by teenagers

    10/01/2009 5:08:25 PM PDT · by Flavius · 20 replies · 1,621+ views
    daily mail ^ | 02nd October 2009 | y David Wilkes
    After losing three limbs fighting for his country, Matthew Weston might have expected to be treated with respect by the British public. But the 20-year-old - who is one of the most seriously injured soldiers to survive since Britain began fighting in Afghanistan in 2001 - has instead had to endure cruel taunts in the street. Yesterday his family were joined by politicians in condemning the cowards who insulted him. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217411/Hero-soldier-lost-limbs-Afghanistan-taunted-disabilities-teenagers.html#ixzz0SjTRDLTo
  • Boy, 12, turns into girl (Child abuse)

    09/17/2009 6:16:34 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 51 replies · 4,234+ views
    The Sun UK, via Drudge ^ | 9/17/09 | BRIAN FLYNN and VIRGINIA WHEELER
    A BOY aged 12 turned up at school as a GIRL - after changing sex during the summer holidays. Teachers called an emergency assembly to order fellow pupils to treat him as female. The lad, whose parents have changed his name to a girl's by deed poll, arrived in a dress with long hair in ribboned pigtails. He is preparing for sex-swap surgery. Angry parents told yesterday how their kids were left tearful and confused after school staff announced the boy pupil was now a girl. They said the head teacher should have informed them in advance of the "sex...
  • Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy join Glenn Beck boycott

    08/17/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 163 replies · 7,235+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 17, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Mind you, this is a guy who beat Hannity — a show that airs in primetime — in both total viewers and the demo last Friday at 5 p.m. Every last one of these advertisers is simply biding their time, wondering how long they have to wait until nutroots wrath is appeased and they can start advertising on Beck’s show again. I give it six months. Less if Greta gets dumped and GB ends up moved to 10 p.m. Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Beck’s show in just the last two weeks. The moves come after the Fox...
  • After a Surge in Deaths, Britain Debates Afghan War Effort

    07/15/2009 8:27:17 PM PDT · by Flavius · 13 replies · 578+ views
    ny times ^ | July 15, 2009 | By JOHN F. BURNS
    When Britain’s top army commander visited British frontline troops in Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Wednesday, his means of transport — a United States Army Black Hawk helicopter — made almost as much news back home as the fact that he was in Afghanistan at all.
  • Britain ‘can no longer afford to be a mini-US’

    06/30/2009 8:18:46 PM PDT · by Flavius · 40 replies · 1,035+ views
    the national ^ | June 30. 2009 | David Sapsted, Foreign Correspondent
    LONDON // Britain should stop trying to be “a mini-United States” and give up maintaining armed forces capable of policing world trouble spots, a report from an influential think tank said yesterday. After a two-year review, the high-powered panel of experts said the UK simply could not afford its international role and recommended slashing Ł24 billion (Dh146bn) from proposed defence spending.
  • Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid (Hilarious car review!)

    05/18/2009 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 82 replies · 4,213+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | May 17, 2009 | Jeremy Clarkson
    Much has been written about the Insight, Honda’s new low-priced hybrid. We’ve been told how much carbon dioxide it produces, how its dashboard encourages frugal driving by glowing green when you’re easy on the throttle and how it is the dawn of all things. The beginning of days. So far, though, you have not been told what it’s like as a car; as a tool for moving you, your friends and your things from place to place. So here goes. It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing...
  • US tax dollars at work - AIG Total paid to foreign institutions = 58 Billion!!!

    03/21/2009 9:13:30 PM PDT · by Milagros · 33 replies · 1,164+ views
    European banks among top beneficiaries of AIG bailout ...http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2009/03/15/business/OUKBS-UK-FINANCIAL-AIG-COUNTERPARTIES.phpGerman and French banks got $36 billion from AIG Bailout ...http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/economicsunbound/archives/2009/03/german_and_fren.html[US tax dollars at work] Societe General (FRANCE) - $11.9 Billion Deutsche Bank (GERMANY) - $11.8 Billion Calyon (FRANCE) - $2.3 Billion Barclays (U.K.) - $8.5 Billion UBS (Switzerland) - $5.0 Billion DZ Bank (GERMANY) - $700 Million Wachovia - $1.5 Billion Rabobank (HOLLAND) - $800 Million KFW (GERMANY) - $500 Million Banco Santander (SPAIN) - $300 Million Danske (DENMARK) - $200 Million HSBC Bank (U.K.) - $3.5 Billion Bank of Montreal (CANADA) - $1.1 Billion Royal Bank of Scotland (U.K.) -...
  • WWII vet takes on armed robber ... alone_(While GB metrosexuals watch)

    02/02/2009 2:56:34 PM PST · by Flavius · 21 replies · 1,179+ views
    9 news ^ | 2/2/09 | ninemsn staff
    A World War II veteran didn't hesitate in taking on an armed robber — but the criminal got away because nobody came to his aid. Sid Bannister was about to lay a bet at his local bookmaker in Manchester, in England's northwest, when hooded robber Henry Rockson walked in brandishing a pistol and demanding cash from two women behind the counter, UK newspaper The Sun reports. "I thought, 'He's got a gun, I can't have this. He can't walk in here, in a room full of blokes, and scare the hell out of these women'," the 83-year-old pensioner was quoted...
  • Former 'Bond girl' slain in Ireland

    12/16/2008 4:26:30 PM PST · by Flavius · 120 replies · 4,872+ views
    upi ^ | 12/16/08 | upi
    HOWTH, Ireland, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Celine Cawley, who earned the title of "Bond girl" for her small role in "A View to a Kill," was bludgeoned to death at her home in Howth, Ireland, police say. Cawley appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie, which starred Roger Moore as secret agent 007. The Daily Mail said the 46-year-old actress, advertising executive and filmmaker was the victim of a mid-morning attack Monday on the patio of her posh home. She died at the hospital where she was taken -- battered and comatose with serious head injuries -- less than an...
  • 2 Mumbai attackers may be British

    11/28/2008 8:48:02 PM PST · by Flavius · 8 replies · 1,283+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/28/08 | upi
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- British officials say they were checking out the possibility that at least two British citizens were involved in the Mumbai terror attacks. Meanwhile, counter-terrorism officials in Europe, the United States and India said the terrorists likely included Islamist networks based in Pakistan -- and may have received support in the past from Pakistan's intelligence agencies, The Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) reported Friday.
  • (Great Britain)"AMERICA BUYS ALL THAT CHANGE BS"

    11/05/2008 4:46:07 PM PST · by Bokababe · 31 replies · 22,867+ views
    The Daily Mash ^ | November 5, 2008 | Staff
    BARACK Obama swept to victory last night as millions of Americans lapped up all that bull about change. The Illinois senator made history as the first black American to become President and the 44th man to win the office with a lot of vague platitudes and an army of creepy spin doctors. He told a crowd of 250,000 supporters in his home city of Chicago: "Remember, change is something that happens in the middle of the night when we're all fast asleep and very often the next morning no-one can tell that anything has actually changed. "I promised you change...
  • Survivors of the 'mouth of hell' back with tales of a deadly tour of duty

    10/26/2008 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Flavius · 13 replies · 957+ views
    guardian ^ | 10/25/08 | the observer
    The Taliban called it the 'mouth of hell', the tiny British fort in southern Afghanistan they relentlessly attacked throughout the summer. Today, the last paratroopers who defended its remote ramparts return home but, as ever with war, the cost has been great. Of the 160 men who manned Forward Operating Base Gibraltar, almost one in three was killed or wounded, a higher casualty rate than that suffered by British soldiers during the Second World War.
  • Iceland: Britain's unlikely new enemy

    10/16/2008 8:45:40 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 18 replies · 1,180+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 10/15/2008 | Ingibjorg Thordardottir
    Until a few days ago, Britain was admired and respected by the average Icelander. But the UK's moves to seize the assets of this isolated European state have provoked a backlash of feeling and escalating resentment. "They treated us like terrorists."
  • Britain's 200-year jihad

    09/01/2008 11:57:20 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 912+ views
    melaniephillipes ^ | September 27, 2005
    Britain's 200-year jihadOn my travels for the past few days, I have been reading a book which tells the story of a quite astonishing part of British history of which I was previously unaware. In 'White Gold', Giles Milton records the appalling details -- gleaned,it appears, from a wealth of historical documents including diaries and letters -- of a seaborne Islamic jihad against Britain which lasted for no less than two centuries. From the early seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, thousands of British men women and children were kidnapped by Arab corsairs and sold into slavery in Morocco where they...
  • It Has Been Estimated That 1 in 11 UK Prisoners are Ex-Military

    08/31/2008 2:58:45 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 239+ views
    shortnews ^ | 8/31/08 | na
    Surveys show that current figures add up to around 8,500 UK ex-service personnel in prisons, which has lead plaid Cymru MP Elfyn Llwyd to question why servicemen and women are not getting any help they desperately need. C MP Llwyd expressed his unease that thousands who have done their duty in both the Gulf & Afghanistan have been convicted of criminal offences. He believes this is a huge difference in treatment to the ex-forces in the USA. Mr Llwyd said, "The government is letting them and their families down very badly indeed." The MoD has said it “works closely with...
  • 'British Muslims fighting own troops'

    08/03/2008 4:42:50 PM PDT · by Flavius · 16 replies · 342+ views
    toi ^ | 8/3/08 | na
    LONDON: British Muslims are part of the Taliban force fighting against the country's troops deployed under the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, a British General said in an interview with a newspaper published on Saturday. General Ed Butler, a former commander of Britain's force in Afghanistan, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying that British forces "have uncovered evidence that British Muslims are actively supporting the Taliban and al-Qaida in attacks on coalition forces in southern Afghanistan". "There are British passport holders who live in Britain, who are being found in places like Kandahar," said Butler,...
  • Last tenant 'found decapitated' (Death ruled not suspicious)

    07/15/2008 7:11:02 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 31 replies · 556+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7-14-08
    A man who was found with his head severed by a chainsaw was fighting to stay in a block of 70 flats in Hampshire cleared for redevelopment. David Phyall, 50, was the last tenant at the Atlantic Housing Ltd housing association flats in Eastleigh. His body was found by police on 5 July, who said his death was not suspicious. Post-mortem tests showed he died of a "complete transection of the neck". An inquest was opened and adjourned at Winchester Coroner's Court on Friday. A spokesman for the coroner said: "As far as we know nobody else was involved. "There's...
  • Nerve agent destruction wraped up at incinerator (Tooele, Utah)

    08/12/2005 11:37:15 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 6 replies · 689+ views
    Tooele Transcript ^ | 02 August 2005 | Mark Watson
        Nerve agent destruction wraped up at incinerator       Written by by Mark Watson    Tuesday, 02 August 2005 The U.S. Army wants Tooele County residents to know there is no longer a threat for a chemical nerve agent leak at Deseret Chemical Depot south of Tooele. Weapons containing those agents no longer exist. The U.S. Army wants Tooele County residents to know there is no longer a threat for a chemical nerve agent leak at Deseret Chemical Depot south of Tooele. Weapons containing those agents no longer exist. After nine years of hard work from 1,500 employees,...
  • ‘Run out of town’: how we got it wrong [UK]

    12/16/2007 4:49:17 AM PST · by Flavius · 13 replies · 190+ views
    timesonline ^ | December 16, 2007 | Michael Smith
    The British difficulties in southern Iraq resulted largely from the classic error of allowing political pressure at home to shape operations. The big problem was a lack of “boots on the ground” for which the government – anxious to reduce domestic criticism of its involvement in Iraq – was largely responsible, although senior commanders cannot escape blame. At the end of the 2003 war, Britain had 18,000 troops spread around bases in the four southern provinces of Basra, Dhi Qar, Maysan and Muthanna. By the end of 2003 that number had reduced to little more than 8,000, with only four...
  • Plans to ban plasma TV's (Energy Inefficient)

    09/10/2007 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 61 replies · 2,610+ views
    The Sun Online ^ | 9/9/2007
    THE Conservatives will propose banning plasma screens and other energy-guzzling electrical goods in a report to be unveiled next week. The proposals target white goods like fridges and freezers, as well as TVs, personal computers and DVD players that use too much energy or operate on stand-by. The ideas come from a Conservative group set up by David Cameron to develop policies to protect the environment and although the measures to make household electrical appliances more energy efficient are not binding on Mr Cameron, they are thought likely to be warmly received by the Tory leader. The group will also...
  • Armed gang attacks family in car-(GB firearms on the loose)

    08/19/2007 4:18:19 AM PDT · by Flavius · 107 replies · 2,901+ views
    bbc ^ | 18 August 2007 | bbc
    Armed police were called after a family visiting relatives were robbed by 10 masked men, two with guns. The driver was parked near his parents' home in Eldon Road, Luton, on Thursday evening when a gang surrounded his car. He fled on foot towards a nearby bridge but two of the offenders caught him and took his car keys, police said. His brother and a friend also ran away but were not followed. Two girls aged 13 and six left in the car were made to hand over clothing and mobiles phones.
  • Exodus of officers hits war on terror-(GB)

    08/12/2007 9:03:41 PM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 429+ views
    telegraph ^ | By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent
    The military's ability to fight global terrorism is being hampered by an exodus of officers from the Intelligence Corps, with 20 per cent departing in the past three years, defence sources have disclosed. British soliders in Basra: Exodus of officers 'will hamper war on terror' British troops in Basra. The Army is suffering significant losses of soldiers who have been lured into lucrative security jobs The use of a key weapon in fighting the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, as well as Islamic terrorists, has been undermined by more than 100 officers being lured into highly paid private security jobs or...
  • Under siege-Are the British facing defeat, as some US officials claim?

    08/11/2007 7:22:07 PM PDT · by Flavius · 27 replies · 1,196+ views
    times online ^ | 8/12/07 | sunday times
    In the stifling heat the klaxon blasts out its warning. All around off-duty soldiers drop what they’re doing and dive to the ground, ramming helmets on their heads and struggling into body armour. At the British base in Basra airport, the klaxon means only one thing: incoming rockets. For long seconds the soldiers hug the ground, waiting for the explosion, hoping it won’t be them. “[There’s] no overhead protection,” said one officer in an e-mail. “So if you are unlucky, then nothing is going to save you.” The blast hits and the soldiers dash for concrete bunkers, or anywhere offering...
  • Afghan casualty rate 'at level of last war'-(WII ?)

    07/16/2007 3:40:47 AM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 723+ views
    telegraph ^ | 16/07/2007 | By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent and Graeme Wilson
    The rate at which British soldiers are being seriously injured or killed on the front line in Afghanistan is about to pass that suffered by our troops during the Second World War. The casualty rate for British troops in Afghanistan is about to pass that suffered during the Second World War The casualty rate suffered by British troops in the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan is approaching 10pc The casualty rate in the most dangerous regions of the country is approaching 10 per cent. Senior officers fear it will ultimately pass the 11 per cent experienced by British soldiers at...
  • British PM cracks down on foreign medics_(reactive proactive needed)

    07/04/2007 8:38:36 AM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 451+ views
    ap ^ | 7/4/07 | By PAISLEY DODDS, Associated Press Writer
    LONDON - Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday the government will expand checks on immigrants taking skilled jobs and review recruiting for the National Health Service, which employed all eight suspects in last week's foiled terror plots. A government security official said several of the men had been on a British intelligence watch list. One of the suspects on the list had posted a comment on an Internet chat room condemning cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published last year in Danish newspapers, The Evening Standard reported, citing unidentified intelligence sources
  • Pakistani becomes UK’s first Muslim minister

    07/02/2007 3:38:42 AM PDT · by Flavius · 24 replies · 608+ views
    the news ^ | July 02, 2007 | By Rauf Klasra
    LONDON: Shahid Malik, a Gujrat born riots hero, made history by earning the honour of becoming the first-ever Muslim minister in the centuries-old historical parliament of Britain. Malik, 39, shot to fame across the UK, after he was beaten, handcuffed and arrested by the London police during the riots of 2001. He consistently targeted Tony Blair’s decision to support invasion of Iraq. Shahid has been appointed as a parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for International Development (DFID).
  • British forces Video -Front lines Afganistan

    06/20/2007 5:53:17 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 340+ views
    bbc ^ | 6/20/07 | BBC
    video http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/avdb/news/world/video/101000/bb/101461_16x9_bb.asx
  • Brown to pull troops out of Iraq

    05/20/2007 3:10:11 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 532+ views
    scotsman ^ | 5/20/07 | BRIAN BRADY
    GORDON Brown will remove all British forces from Iraq before the next election under a plan to rebuild support among disillusioned Labour voters. Scotland on Sunday can reveal the Prime Minister elect is working on a withdrawal plan that could see troop numbers slashed from 7,000 to as few as 2,000 within 12 months. If implemented, the strategy would culminate in total withdrawal no later than spring 2010, the date by which Brown must go to the country to seek his own mandate.
  • Iraq bomb penetrates British tank

    04/23/2007 5:48:38 AM PDT · by Flavius · 26 replies · 1,040+ views
    bbc ^ | 23 April 2007 | bbc
    A Challenger 2 tank has been penetrated by a roadside bomb in Iraq leaving the driver with serious injuries, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. A spokesman said the tank had been on routine duties in a western district of Basra when it was hit on 6 April. It is believed to be the first incident where a Challenger tank has been breached by such an attack. The driver of the Challenger has now been sent back to the UK for further medical treatment. An MoD spokesman said the Challenger tank was "well armoured but in an operational theatre it's...
  • British abandoned us, say Basra interpreters

    04/08/2007 5:19:16 AM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies · 638+ views
    timesonline ^ | April 8, 2007 | Marie Colvin
    IRAQI interpreters who worked for the British military in Basra for years before death threats forced them to flee the country claimed last week that they had been abandoned by their former employers. Frightened and short of cash, they say that when they turned for help to the British embassy in Damascus, the capital of neighbouring Syria, the front door was closed in their face. The interpreters went out on patrols and night raids, survived roadside bombs and saw colleagues kidnapped and killed while working with British units. They were also exposed to the routine ordeal of perilous journeys to...
  • Blair: Deadly Iraq ambush may be linked to Iran

    04/06/2007 3:40:04 AM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 487+ views
    boston herald ^ | 4/6/07 | ap
    BAGHDAD - Four British soldiers - including two women - died Thursday in an ambush that Prime Minister Tony Blair called an “act of terrorism” and suggested it may be linked to Iran, forcing him to “reflect” on Britain’s relationship with the rogue regime. The deadly attack against the British patrol in southern Iraq was the greatest loss of life for Britain this year and came as the 15 British sailors illegally seized by Iran two weeks ago in Iraqi waters were returning home. Meanwhile, the U.S. military reported eight U.S. soldiers were killed in the Baghdad area over the...
  • Iran to see Iranians held by U.S. in Iraq: agency-(deal or no deal)

    04/04/2007 3:51:11 AM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 700+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/4/7 | Reuters
    EHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian representative is to be allowed to meet five Iranians who have been held in Iraq by U.S. forces since January, Iran's official IRNA news agency said on Wednesda he United States says the five are linked to Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards and says they were providing support to militants in Iraq. Tehran denies the charge and says the men are diplomats. Iraq said it had handed a request for such a meeting to the U.S. embassy about two weeks ago. There was no immediate confirmation of the report from U.S. officials. "With the continuous efforts...
  • UK seeks face-saving deal with Iran: Report-(well this is fun)

    04/01/2007 8:55:57 PM PDT · by Flavius · 43 replies · 1,123+ views
    persian journal ^ | 4/1/07 | persian journal
    Britain hopes to send a top navy officer to Tehran to deliver a face-saving compromise that will ensure the release of 15 captive British naval personnel, Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported yesterday. The British government will send the officer to Tehran to promise that the Royal Navy will never knowingly enter Iranian waters without permission, according to a plan cited by The Sunday Telegraph. The compromise, which would involve dispatching a navy captain or a commodore to Iran, was raised at a meeting of a senior government crisis committee on Saturday, the newspaper reported. Mullah-run television aired new footage of two...
  • Blair Prepares to Show Iran Broke Law in Seizing 15 Britons

    03/27/2007 8:57:27 PM PDT · by Flavius · 13 replies · 571+ views
    washington post ^ | 3/28/07 | washington post
    LONDON, March 27 -- Barring a surprise early release, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is preparing to go public in Parliament as soon as Wednesday with concrete evidence that Iran violated international law in seizing 15 British military personnel, after behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts failed, according to British and U.S. officials. Tensions over the incident escalated Tuesday, with oil prices hitting a six-month high following suggestions by officials in Tehran that the 15 sailors and marines captured Friday by Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval units might be put on trial. Adding to the atmospherics, two U.S. aircraft-carrier battle groups began two days...
  • Blair: Iran must free naval prisoners in days-(Or what?)

    03/25/2007 5:38:24 PM PDT · by Flavius · 347 replies · 6,975+ views
    telegraph ^ | 26/03/2007 | By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor
    Tony Blair warned Iran last night that it has only a few days to find a diplomatic solution to the escalating crisis over the 15 missing British sailors and Marines. As the tension grew, the first direct high-level talks took place between Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, and Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, to press Britain's concerns. The moves came as the Foreign Office admitted it had no idea what has happened to the 15 Navy personnel seized by the Iranian military on Friday. The Prime Minister, in his first public comments since the incident, appeared to signal a hardening...
  • Britain has been deploying teens to Iraq

    02/03/2007 4:34:10 AM PST · by Flavius · 20 replies · 645+ views
    upi ^ | 2/3/2007 | upi
    LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense has acknowledged that at least 15 17-year-old soldiers have been deployed to Iraq, violating a United Nations protocol. Four of the teenagers were female, The Scotsman reported. Britain signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict in 2003 -- the year it joined the coalition invading Iraq. Under the protocol, no one under 18 should be deployed in combat unless there are exceptional circumstances. "Unfortunately, these processes are not infallible and the pressures on units prior to...
  • Army raises joining age to ease recruitment shortfall-(UK)

    01/05/2007 5:56:35 PM PST · by Flavius · 7 replies · 467+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 06, 2007 | Jack Malvern
    # Start at 33 after limit rises by 7 years # Iraq casualties deterring applicants The Army has raised the maximum age of new recruits from 26 to 33 to encourage more people to join a service that is increasingly overstretched. The new age limit means that soldiers serving a normal 22-year engagement could retire as late as 55. The Ministry of Defence has admitted that the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the fallout from bullying allegations at Deepcut training barracks, have contributed to recruitment problems. Revelations this week about the dire condition of some army housing have also...
  • Close weapons investigation in 10 days: S Arabia

    12/02/2006 4:28:42 AM PST · by Flavius · 48 replies · 999+ views
    the news ^ | December 02, 2006 | na
    LONDON: Saudi Arabia has given Britain 10 days to stop an investigation into allegations of corruption by members of the kingdom’s royal family or it will cancel its multi-billion pound deal for British fighter jets, The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said that Britain had been informed through diplomatic channels that unless the inquiry by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is closed, Saudi Arabia will cancel the 10 billion-pound deal for 72 Eurofighter jets, manufactured by British defence group BAE Systems. The SFO has been running a three-year investigation into claims that BAE established a...