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U.S. scrambling to find thousands of missing surface-to-air missiles

U.S. scrambling to find thousands of missing surface-to-air missiles

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. officials are stepping up efforts in North Africa and the Middle East to account for thousands of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles that have been dispersed around the region as the result of the Libyan civil war. The officials said the missiles are beginning to show up on the black market, […]

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General concerned new Arab populist leaders will spark 'all-out war'

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military envisions the prospect of a regional war in 2012 that could include such countries as Egypt and Turkey. Military sources said the General Staff has been drafting assessments that included a forecast of rising Israeli military tension with such countries as Egypt, Iran, Jordan and Turkey. They said Arab […]

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Rebel leaders outraged at documents showing China offered Gadhafi new weapons

Rebel leaders outraged at documents showing China offered Gadhafi new weapons

Libya rebels check an assault rifle they found after searching a building to find illegal weapons in Tripoli, on Sept. 5. / AP / Francois Mori   China offered huge stockpiles of weapons to Colonel Moammar Gadhafi during the final months of his regime, according to papers that describe secret talks about shipments via Algeria […]

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Ousted from his sandbox, a petrodollar-funded playboy terrorist is at large in the Sahara

Ousted from his sandbox, a petrodollar-funded playboy terrorist is at large in the Sahara

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Two years ago the North African state of Libya was celebrating the 40th anniversary of the military coup which brought Col. Muammar Gadhafi to power and subsequently established the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.  Lavish festivals and garish spectacles, fueled by petrodollars and regime hubris were held throughout […]

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Who voted against UN condemnation of Syria crackdown, and who abstained

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — The Human Rights Council has strongly condemned the continuing human rights repression by the Syrian regime and has called for an international inquiry into the violence.  In an emergency session in Geneva, the UN rights body voted overwhelmingly to condemn the “grave and systematic human rights violations by […]

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Libyan rebels take most of Tripoli

Libyan rebels take most of Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya  — Euphoric Libyan rebels took control of most of Tripoli in a lightning advance Sunday, celebrating the victory in Green Square, the symbolic heart of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Gadhafi’s defenders quickly melted away as his 42-year rule crumbled, but the leader’s whereabouts were unknown and pockets of resistance remained. State TV broadcast Gadhafi’s […]

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It's August in France, but Sarko's not taking it easy

It's August in France, but Sarko's not taking it easy

By John J. Metzler   PARIS — It’s vacation time here in France and next year’s presidential elections seem as remote as some good economic news.  Yet, it’s precisely because of  the sluggish economy and the continuing military imbroglio in Libya that French President Nicolas Sarkozy is taking absolutely nothing for granted politically in his run […]

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Unthinkable horror: The targeting of children in 21st century warfare

Unthinkable horror: The targeting of children in 21st century warfare

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Some of the saddest collateral damage resulting from a score of civil conflicts worldwide remains the tragedy that children are caught in the crossfire or even worse, are specifically targeted by the combatants.  Ongoing armed conflict in places ranging from Afghanistan to Libya, and Pakistan to the Philippines […]

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From 'Arab spring' to a grim Arab summer

From 'Arab spring' to a grim Arab summer

  By Sol W. Sanders What a few months ago seemed an irresistible wave of rising expectations forcing a renaissance in Tunisia, Egypt and other “moderate” Muslim societies, now has been stymied.  But the uprisings have had economic and political consequences. Other consequences, still unforeseen, are bound to come along, but for the moment we […]

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Koch: Mr. President, No one is above the law

Koch: Mr. President, No one is above the law

By Ed Koch  Imagine what the public response would be if former President George W. Bush, during his term of office, had engaged in armed conflict with some country without securing Congressional authorization under the War Powers Resolution, adopted in 1973.  That resolution allows the President to engage in “hostilities” for a period of 60 […]