Saturday, February 17, 2007

News: Iran, CIA, Democrats

Photo: Osama ("Ozzie" to the ladies) takes a much needed break from planning mass murders and abductions.

Irania Revolution? Police clash with insurgents in Iran: Iranian police and insurgents clashed briefly after a bomb - described as a "sound bomb" - went off in southeastern Iran but injured no one, the country's state-run news agency said on Saturday. The device exploded late Friday near the site where an earlier explosion this week killed 11 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards in Zahedan, the capital of the Sistan-Baluchestan province on the border with Pakistan.

+ Report: Weapons used in attack in Zahedan, Iran come from US

+ Mauritania pilot outwits hijacker: The pilot of a hijacked Air Mauritania plane deliberately made a rough landing so passengers and crew could tackle the gunman, Spanish officials say...The pilot, named by Air Mauritania as Ahmedou Mohamed Lemine, had urged crew members and men to sit in the front rows, ready to act, while women and children were warned to move to the rear...In 1998 an armed hijacker commandeered an Air Mauritania jet, demanding to take it to Morocco. He also was overpowered by the pilot and there were no casualties in the incident.

Italy plans to try CIA agents: A Milan judge yesterday ordered 26 Americans, most of them believed to be CIA agents, to stand trial with Italian spies for abducting a Muslim cleric and flying him to Egypt, where he says he was tortured...The trial, set to begin on June 8, will be the first criminal case over "renditions," one of the most controversial aspects of U.S. President George W. Bush's war on terrorism.

Democrats win anti-war vote: WASHINGTON — Democrats, now a majority in Congress, fired a symbolic shot across President George W. Bush's bow yesterday, passing a toughly worded but non-binding resolution that opposes sending thousands more U.S. soldiers into Baghdad's violent cauldron. It was the first anti-war vote since Sept. 11, 2001, a rare rebuke of a sitting president's foreign policy and one that could set the stage for a showdown over Iraq between Democrats in Congress and the beleaguered President.
14 Killed In Pakistan Suicide Bombing +++ Rice in Baghdad, urges reconciliation
Little hope for progress in Mideast peace talks

Somewhere in the US or Canada? No. It's Afghanistan.

Afghanistan - Greetings from Canada's 3rd Troop.


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