* Blogging is compulsive. I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into when I started this blog in December 2006.Â
US out, Iraq collapsing into chaos
But hey, it’s a victory, as far as Maliki is concerned! “Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has taken to calling the withdrawal of American combat troops from Iraq’s cities by next Tuesday a ‘great victory,’ a repulsion of foreign occupiers he compares to the rebellion against British troops in 1920.” -Â Â New York TimesÂ via JW
In any case, any “victory” the Americans won in Iraq was sure to be undone as soon as the troops were gone, and we are already seeing that. Sunni will go after Shi’ite and vice versa, the Iranians will press forward to create a Shi’ite client state, the non-Muslims will be victimized more than ever — Hugh Fitzgerald in particular has been saying for years that this would happen, and every days the news shows anew that he was right all along.
“Worst violence since US pullback hits Iraq,” by Christopher Torchia forÂ AP,
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Attacks on churches in Iraq continue: the jihad never stops. Archive Photo
- “Gunmen” assassinate Christian leader in Iraq
- Iraqi Christians Under Siege: Six Baghdad Churches Bombed in 24 Hours, Four Killed and 32 Wounded…..
- Copts in Egypt: “Security has declared war on the Church” Link
- 34 killed in Iraq double suicide bombing
Other Jihad News:
- Pakistan: Usama Bin Laden Isn’t Here
- 12 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Afghan Gunbattle
- China Raises Riot Death Toll to 184
- Trial to Start for 5 Suspects of India Mumbai Massacre
Atlas: In every country, on every continent, in cities and quiet towns and enclaves, no one is safe. It is everywhere. It’s what they do.
Andrew BoltÂ â€“ Monday, July 13, 09Â
No more than you’d expect – or say of the ABC, too:Â No Dissent Allowed
Peter Sissons, the veteran newsreader who announced his retirement last month, … claims it is now ‘effectively BBC policy’ toÂ stifle critics of the consensus view on global warming.
He says: ‘I believe I am one of a tiny number of BBC interviewers who have so much as raised the possibility that there is another side to the debate on climate change. The Corporation’s most famous interrogators invariably begin by accepting that “the science is settled”, when there are countless reputable scientists and climatologists producing work that says it isn’t.
‘But it is effectively BBC policy… that those views should not be heard.’