Rushed production, faulty code doomed a Cold War game changer 26 years ago today.
The new Star Wars film is to be made in the UK in what Chancellor George Osborne is hailing as a coup for British tax breaks.
Iraqi leaders fear that the country is sliding rapidly into a new civil war which “will be worse than Syria”. Baghdad residents are stocking up on rice, vegetables and other foodstuffs in case they are prevented from getting to the shops by fighting or curfews. “It is wrong to say we are getting close to a civil war,” said a senior Iraqi politician. “The civil war has already started.”
The situation has suddenly deteriorated since the killing of at least 36 Sunni Arab protesters at a sit-in in Hawijah on 23 April.
Complicating the issue is the fact that several of the rebel-held oil fields are believed to be under the control of Jabhat al-Nusra,which has declared its allegiance to al-Qaeda. “There is no way the E.U. is going to do business with al-Qaeda,” says Ayham Kamel, a Syria analyst for the Eurasia Group in London. “So it creates the incentive for secular groups to take over these fields”—a factor that Western governments might have had in mind, he said, when they lifted the oil embargo. At the moment, the chaotic ground battle, with rival rebel groups defending disparate patches of turf, would make it all but impossible to knit together a viable oil industry. “There are hundreds of groups fighting Assad,” Kamel says. “For them to sell oil on international markets would seem very unlikely.
Each year every general from over 85 nations come to Jordan to take part in SOFEX. Which is a convention of weaponry and war machines.
Sectarian strife has returned to Iraq from elsewhere in the region, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday, a likely reference to neighbouring war-torn Syria.
Over the past few days, more than 100 people have been killed and hundreds of others wounded in clashes between Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribes in northern Iraqi provinces, including Salaheddin, Nineveh and Kirkuk.
Buddhism - religion of peace
A decorated war veteran on a Boy Scout hike with his 15-year-old son was arrested alongside a Texas country road after a police officer accused him of “rudely displaying” a firearm.
Now, when Al-Qaeda in Syria declared it's merge with Al-Qaeda in Iraq and when americans have suddenly realized the threat of them getting chemical weapons, it is time for the NATO to collectively shit their pants and think about providing the rest of rebels with weapons and invade Syria from the south to create a buffer zone.
The open support of the ISO and the European petty-bourgeois “left” for CIA-led wars is a culmination of their evolution as pro-imperialist bourgeois parties, operating in the periphery of the Democratic Party in the United States or of the social-democratic parties in Europe.
The ISO and the NPA have maintained a studious silence on popular protests against the Islamist, CIA-led opposition forces they have promoted. These protests are, however, one indication that a revolution based on the working class in Syria would take the form of an uprising against the opposition forces supported by Washington and the ISO, as well as against the Assad regime.
Get educated on America's secret war in Lao, bombing the crap out of it on the down low.
Twelve years ago, Portugal eliminated criminal penalties for drug users. Since then, those caught with small amounts of marijuana, cocaine or heroin go unindicted and possession is a misdemeanor on par with illegal parking. Experts are pleased with the results.
At ground zero in Hiroshima the inscription for victims of the world's first Atomic bomb is a pledge. We will never again repeat the evil of war.
Fresh evidence is revealed today about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein's foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.
U.S. rules of engagement in Iraq flagrantly violated the laws of war. They included: "dead-checking" or killing wounded resistance fighters; orders to "kill all military-age men" during some operations; "360 degree rotational fire" on streets packed with civilians; standing orders to "call for fire", meaning air strikes, even on villages or apartment buildings full of people; and Fallujah and other areas were designated "weapons free" or "free fire" zones, where thousands of civilians were killed.
President Obama, who takes dictation from Bilderberg, has done an about-face. After having been critical of Israel’s expansionist wars in the past, he is visiting Israel for the first time March 20 to grovel apologies.
Phone companies do too little to ensure the minerals they use are conflict-free. Here's what you can do to hold them to account
China expresses concern and appeals for calm as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un tells troops to pepare for "all-out war".
Italian anti-war activist Marinella Correggia protested at a press conference attended by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and leader of the so-called Syrian opposition Moaz al-Khatib following the Feb. 28 "Friends of Syria" summit in Rome. She caught worldwide attention when she managed to hold up a large sign that read, "U$A, EU, Italy, Qatar, [Saudi Arabia], and Turkey support terrorists."
The EU's competition regulator fines Microsoft 561m euros ($731m
This should give wolffe and ed raging macho boners, and otester libertardian frothing at the mouth. [EDIT] With English subtitles.
lets see if I can prophesy this shit up.