Category: Politics


    The IRAQWAR.RU analytical center was created recently by a group of journalists and military experts from Russia to provide accurate and up-to-date news and analysis of the war against Iraq. The following is the English translation of the IRAQWAR.RU report based on the Russian military intelligence reports. This site posting reports that draws a different…

  • Practice to Decieve

    Joshua Micah Marshall: »Chaos in the Middle East is not the Bush hawks’ nightmare scenario – it’s their plan.«

  • Step 3? – There is no step three…

    Skimming the news about ground battle of the »coalition of the unwilling« I more and more come to the conclusion that there is no real plan for Baghdad.

  • America’s Image Further Erodes »Anti-war sentiment and disapproval of President Bush’s international policies continue to erode America’s image among the publics of its allies. U.S. favorability ratings have plummeted in the past six months in countries actively opposing war – France, Germany and Russia – as well as in countries that are part of the “coalition of the…

  • Misconceptions

    Lots of chatter going on about if the military strategy of the “house of cards” turns out to be right or wrong. What was wrong are the armchair so called “security advisors” that still don’t get why the »Ministery of Defense« is not called »Ministery of Offense«. Here is what Richard Perle said not too…

  • Reality & Real time

    I can receive MSNCB Europe and CNN Europe on my TV. Sometimes at nighttime there is FoxNews (which I don’t want to see at all). There has been talk about if the »embedded journalists« make sense. I recognized it when I was in New York on 9/11: the majority of the US public does take…

  • Cook’s resignation speech

    The former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook resigned from his post as Leader of the House yesterday. He won an unprecedented standing ovation in the House of Commons. BBC is offering a recording of the speech in RealMedia format. []

  • U.S. not interested in peace?

    Clearly even if you are promoting a US strike against Iraq, there should be one thing to consider: If the U.S. strikes without formal permission of the UN and without recognizing Iraqs effort to apply to the resolution 1441 – how will U.S. ever be able to solve any future conflict peacefully? If there is…

  • U.S. Diplomat’s Letter of Resignation

    John Brady Kiesling’s letter of resignation to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell: »We should ask ourselves why we have failed to persuade more of the world that a war with Iraq is necessary.«

  • Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war

    »Secret document details American plan to bug phones and emails of key Security Council members. […] Details of the aggressive surveillance operation, which involves interception of the home and office telephones and the emails of UN delegates in New York, are revealed in a document leaked to The Observer.« [blogdex] Read that secret document.

  • New world order

    Former German Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher said: »We are entering an new era of world order. We will only be able to design the 21st century peacfully if the third world states recognize the agenda as evenhanded. […] We need diplomacy that translates between different schools of thought.« [tagesschau Newsticker]

  • Funny Bush images

    If you ever wondered where these funny Bush images come from … here they are!

  • Threats, Promises and Lies

    »Can we run a foreign policy in the absence of trust? The administration apparently thinks it can use threats as a substitute. Officials have said that they expect undecided Security Council members to come around out of fear of being on the “wrong” side. And Mr. Bush may yet get the U.N. to acquiesce, grudgingly,…

  • Ranking the ranks – endless love

    Todays best search engines: Bush endless love on Yahoo Endless love Bush on

  • The New Mexico Channel ??

    My german weblog took quite a number of hits. And I first thought this the system had an error. For some reason the post about the fabulous Bush & Blair persiflage made it onto the homepage of in the »As seen on 7« list. Strange.

  • News coverage in US flawed?

    »Most people, though, get their news from TV — and there the difference is immense. The coverage of Saturday’s antiwar rallies was a reminder of the extent to which U.S. cable news, in particular, seems to be reporting about a different planet than the one covered by foreign media.What would someone watching cable news have…

  • Why Bush must go to war

    I wish this interview with theologist and psychoanalyst Eugen Drewermann would be available in English. One may try the poor Google translation.

  • Micheal Moore’s ‘What a wonderful world’

    Material about the “world” section of the wonderful film »Bowling for Columbine« by Micheal Moore.

  • US to punish German ‘treachery’?

    The Observer: »The plan – discussed by Pentagon officials and military chiefs last week on the orders of Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld – is designed ‘to harm’ the German economy to make an example of the country for what US hawks see as Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s ‘treachery’. […]Another Pentagon source said: ‘The aim is to…

  • CNN transcript is cut a bit short

    On Friday the 14th of February presented a “transcript” of Hans Blix’s presentation to the U.N. Security Council concerning the progress of weapons inspections in Iraq. Comparison with other transcripts, notably that presented by the BBC , reveals that a substantial section of the presentation was omitted in the CNN version. The missing text…