Global War of Terror Update: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond

MLK: Why I Cannot Be Silent  – Alternet 1/19/09

As we face possible military escalation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere, King’s speech against the Vietnam war is more relevant than ever.

Iraq’s Shocking Human Toll: About 1 Million Killed, 4.5 Million Displaced, 1-2 Million Widows, 5 Million Orphans – Alternet 2/2/09

Lie by Lie: The Mother Jones Iraq War Timeline – Mother Jones 1/22/09

Pakistan says U.S. must stop drone attacks – CNN 1/28/09

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called on the United States to halt its drone attacks against al Qaeda and Taliban fighters on Pakistani soil and warned that the missile strikes were fuelling militarism in the country’s troubled tribal border region.

Gates to Congress: Predator Missile Strikes to Continue  – Mother Jones 1/27/09

Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist (Documentary) – Daily Motion 1/19/09

Oregon National Guard sent off to Iraq, leaving the state with four pilots and a borrowed helicopter – Aero News 2/1/09

To Kill or Not to Kill – The Progressive 1/26/09

A former Marine who served in Iraq reveals the cold-heartedness of today’s corps.

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Being “Guarded” by Israel – Fear The Government 1/25/09

American supporters of Israel were delighted to learn that an Israeli company, Magal Security Systems—owned in part by the government of Israel—is in charge of security for the most sensitive nuclear power and weapons storage facilities in the United States. 

Honoring an Iraq War Whistleblower– Consortium News 1/30/09

Danish intelligence officer Frank Grevil blew the whistle on the lie that George W. Bush’s “coalition of the willing” was confident Iraq had WMD — and was jailed for his truth-telling

Army orders recall of body armor – USA Today 1/28/09

Five Top Myths About Closing Guantanamo Alternet 1/27/09 

US, Thailand begin joint war games – Raw Story 2/4/09

Revolt of Pentagon’s Top Brass: Generals Seek To Reverse Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Decision  – Global Research 2/3/09

Iraq tribes threaten to take up arms over poll – Yahoo 2/2/09

Tribal sheikhs who helped drive al Qaeda militants out of Western Iraq threatened on Monday to take up arms against the provincial government because of what they said was fraud in Saturday’s provincial polls.

Nuke smuggler claims CIA link – Raw Story 1/23/09

Suspect’s alleged supplies ended up in Iran, Lybia; says he helped US intel.

Energy War: US starting strangulation tactics against Moscow  – Global Research 1/18/09

Why Our War in Afghanistan May Mean the End of American Empire – Alternet 2/6/09 

The Afghan Scam The Untold Story of Why the U.S. Is Bound to Fail in Afghanistan – Tom Dispatch 1/17/09

The first of 20,000 to 30,000 additional U.S. troops are scheduled to arrive in Afghanistan next month to re-win the war George W. Bush neglected to finish in his eagerness to start another one. However, “winning” the military campaign against the Taliban is the lesser half of the story.

America eyes up Georgia as a base to launch attack on Iran – Global Research 1/17/09

‘War on terror’ was a mistake, says Miliband – Guardian, UK 1/14/09

ACLU: ‘Secret courts’ conceal military contractor fraud – Raw Story 1/15/09

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