Thursday, March 09, 2006


Jerusalem Post Olmert to 'Post': Israel to have final borders by 2010
Daily Star Four reasons why Mahmoud Abbas remains relevant By Daniel Levy
MEMRI Mar 09 SD# 1109 - Hamas Leader Khaled Mash'al on Arab TV: "There Will Be No Concessions"; "…The Demand to Disarm and …to Turn Hamas …Into Political Parties is Unrealistic"
Ha’aretz – Israeli Defense Minister: We'll Move On Iran if UN can't...
Jerusalem Post Bulldozing Caterpillar By ELWOOD MCQUAID A leading Christian Zionist explains why 'mainline' Protestant churches are obsessed with Israel.
Pro-Israel Activists Cheer Cheney
Washington Institute Iran: The Least Bad Options for Limiting the Growing Threats By Patrick Clawson Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Guardian We need a European approach to supporting democracy in Iran Timothy Garton Ash: Two clocks are ticking in Tehran. Obsessed with trying to stop the nuclear clock, we are neglecting the democracy clock.
Yedioth Ahronoth – Mofaz : 'We have a plan for Iran'
Prospect Magazine – Misreading Iran (again) The west usually gets Iran wrong. Talk of air strikes and sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme suggests we are continuing to do so - Michael Axworthy
Democracy and Kurdish Rights in Syria, Russell Senate Office ...
Syria Comment What is at Stake in Lebanon's National Conference?
Iraq Through the Prism of Vietnam by Lt. Gen. William E. Odom
Independent NeoCon allies desert Bush over Iraq The right-wing intellectuals who demanded George Bush invade Iraq now admit they got it wrong. Are you listening, Mr President?
BBC Towards the abyss Sectarian violence is nudging Iraq towards all-out civil war
Asia Times Blaming the victims as Iraq disintegrates Some US neo-conservatives, prior to becoming major figures in the Bush team, predicted back in 1997 that a post-Saddam Iraq would likely be "ripped apart" by sectarianism but called on the US to "expedite" such a collapse anyway. It has been one of the longstanding goals of such neo-conservatives to see the Middle East broken up into smaller ethnic or sectarian mini-states, and the US's actions in Iraq are fostering exactly this outcome.
Iraq's insecure democracy H.D.S. GREENWAY Much of the Bush administration's hopes for Iraq, and the transformative powers of democracy in the Middle East, lie in the ruins of the Askariya mosque's golden dome in the city of Samarra.
Los Angeles Times Editorial The White House finally comes clean We opened a 'Pandora's box' in Iraq. Now they tell us.

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