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Rumsfeld and his 'old friend' Saddam

Inter Press Service, WASHINGTON – At last in United States military captivity, ousted former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will soon mark an important 20th anniversary, the kind of anniversary that brings with it an appreciation of the ironies of life, […]

The Dark Clouds Over Iraq Haven't Lifted Yet

The Guardian, What will the Americans do with their captive? Is Saddam going to face a trial? Will the truth of his mass murders and crimes come out? Will the trial shed light on how the US backed him and […]

Five dead, two missing after French air force plane crash

AFP, A French airforce plane conducting a parachute exercise in the Pyrenees mountains crashed Wednesday, killing its four-person crew and at least one of the paratroopers it had been carrying, officials said. A search was underway for another two paratroopers […]

Thales Selected by Malaysia to Equip Sukhoi 30MKM

Thales, NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE — Thales has reinforced its position in the Asian aerospace market by winning a 120 million euro contract to provide the avionics for 18 Sukhoi 30 MKM aircraft ordered by the Malaysian government. This contract strengthens Thales

First Chinese-Made ERJ145 Rolls Out

Embraer, The first aircraft produced by HEAI – Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Company Ltd., the joint venture established between Embraer with Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. and Hafei Aviation Industry Co., Ltd., (companies controlled by AVIC II – China […]

Arrow Missile Intercepts Ballistic Target

Israel Ministry of Defence, Another test of the Arrow weapon system was conducted successfully today. This was the eleventh Arrow Interceptor test and the sixth test of the complete weapon system.   It was a routine development test as part of […]

Headscarves: The Ball Is Now in Chirac

AFP, PARIS, 16 December 2003

Saddam or the Occupation: The Reasons for Insurgency


Bush is still in a real hole

The Guardian, The US president is facing a financial nightmare of his own making, and needs all the good news he can get The Bush administration must take care not to spend High Value Target Number One all at once […]

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