meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Hot Zone

If you are an American admitted to a hospital in Amsterdam, Toronto, or Copenhagen these days, you’ll be considered a biohazard. Doctors and nurses will likely put you into quarantine while they determine whether...

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Frying Tonight

The Israeli army dropped phosphorous bombs on Hezbollah guerrilla targets during their war in Lebanon this summer, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Sunday, confirming Lebanese allegations … Hezbollah, meanwhile, has been criticized for failing...

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No Plan B

Two years ago, when there were 150,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and effectively zero Iraqi forces, the expectation was that once the Iraqis were trained up, security would improve. Now there are 140,000 Americans...

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Bush Cutting and Running From Iraq

So the emerging Bush “plan” for Iraq seems to involve cutting the country into several pieces with a partition into Syrian (western), Kurdish (northern), and Iranian (southern) spheres of influence. And then running away,...

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Axis of Opportunity

After Washington shut down exports of military hardware to Pakistan in 1985, none other than Harvard-educated Benazir Bhutto concluded a missile deal with the North. Pakistan’s black-marketing lead scientist, AQ Khan, visited North Korea...

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Doctor Who?

I’ve been accepted into the UC San Diego School of Medicine. So it looks like I am going to be a doctor after all. So I guess it’s all been worth it, even the...

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Take No Prisoners

A coroner has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on ITN reporter Terry Lloyd, who was shot dead by US forces in southern Iraq in March 2003. An inquest heard Mr Lloyd was killed...

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Apple الكعبة Disinfo

MEMRI: On October 10, 2006, an Islamic website posted a message alerting Muslims to what it claims is a new insult to Islam. According to the message, the cube-shaped building which is being constructed...

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A Million Deaths Is A Statistic

We estimate that as of July, 2006, there have been 654,965 (392,979 – 942,636) excess Iraqi deaths as a consequence of the war, which corresponds to 2·5% of the population in the study area....