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AP/Evan Vucci

Mob Kills U.S. Ambassador, 3 Others in Libya (Updated)

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three staff members were killed by an angry mob that sacked the American consulate in Benghazi, reportedly in response to an American-made video mocking the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 READ MORE



AfghanistanMatters (CC BY 2.0)

3 U.S. Troops Killed by Afghan Gunman

Three U.S. special operations soldiers were killed by a uniformed Afghan in the country’s southern Helmand province in the latest in a series of “green-on-blue” attacks in which Afghan police or soldiers turn their weapons on coalition troops.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 READ MORE



AP/SANA

Two More Deadly Blasts Rock Damascus

Two explosions left a scene of smoldering carnage in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday morning, killing 55 people and injuring nearly 400.

Posted on May 10, 2012 READ MORE


Death on the Border

In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a 32-year-old Mexican immigrant, was handcuffed, hogtied, kicked, beaten and tased five times before he died in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol officers, who justified their actions by claiming he resisted arrest. New eyewitness video says otherwise.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 READ MORE



FreedomHouse (CC-BY)

Syrian Troops Kill Mourner at Damascus Funeral

Fear and bloodshed remain a constant in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where at least one person was killed and several were injured Saturday when security forces opened fire at the funeral of three youths killed Friday during a protest against President Bashar al-Assad.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Shaam News Network via ATPN

Nationwide Protests in Syria as Arab League Visits

As many as 1 million Syrians poured into streets across the country Friday to show visiting members of the Arab League that they are suffering under President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Even with the league’s monitors present, however, the government is reported to have killed dozens of people and injured many more with nail bombs, live ammunition and tear gas.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 READ MORE



Al-Malahem Media Still

U.S. Drone Attack Kills Al-Qaida Leader

The CIA launched a drone attack Friday in northern Yemen that killed Anwal al-Awlaki, one of the most influential remaining leaders of al-Qaida wanted by the United States, authorities said.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / isafmedia (CC-BY)

Former Afghan President and Peace Negotiator Killed

Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed in his home Tuesday when a suicide bomber he thought was there to talk peace instead detonated a bomb hidden in his turban.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Cathleen Allison

Carnage in Carson City

A man with an AK-47 assault rifle killed four people and wounded six before killing himself with a shot to the head at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev. (more)

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 READ MORE



AP / National Counterterrorism Center

Al-Qaida’s No. 2 Leader Is Dead

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, al-Qaida’s second in command and trusted confidant of Osama bin Laden, has been killed in Waziristan, Pakistan’s tribal region, a U.S. government official announced Saturday. The State Department had placed a $1 million reward on his head. (more)

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Hans-Maximo Musielik

Mourning in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Friday declared three days of mourning for his country after 52 people were killed in a Monterrey casino fire set by gunmen thought to be members of a drug cartel.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Adel Hana

Retaliatory Attacks Between Israel and Gaza Continue

Nine Palestinians died and 29 were wounded in a series of Israeli airstrikes that began Wednesday and continued Thursday. The air raids were in retaliation for a recent terrorist attack that killed eight Israelis and for continuing rocket fire over the Israel-Gaza border.

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Fartein Rudjord

Blast Rocks Government Buildings in Oslo

A powerful explosion rocked government buildings in Norway’s capital on Friday, killing at least seven people and injuring a number of others near the prime minister’s office. (more)

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Sunday Alamba

500 Dead in Nigerian Postelection Violence

Nigeria’s most credible election in decades has come to a close, but the legitimacy of the process has failed to stem the violence. A local human rights group believes more than 500 people have been killed in postelection fighting.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 READ MORE



Al-Jazeera English

27 Killed in Latest Syrian Protest

At least 27 demonstrators are dead at the hands of Syrian security forces as new protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad erupted Friday in the southern city of Daraa.

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AP / Primera Plana

Mexican Cartel Boss Is Killed

The Bible-quoting, drug-running leader of Mexico’s notorious La Familia cartel, Nazario Moreno González, is believed to have been killed by federal troops in a two-day gunbattle in the beleaguered state of Michoacan.

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Kyrgyzstan Violence Kills Dozens

Ethnic violence erupted in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 46 people and injuring hundreds more as the interim national government imposed a state of emergency in the region on Friday.

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AP / Nasser Ishtayeh

Israeli Attacks Kill Six Palestinians

Two separate incidents have left six Palestinians dead at the hands of Israeli soldiers, marking a significant escalation in violence that comes almost exactly a year after the Israeli army began a bloody attack on the Gaza Strip.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 READ MORE



EPA

54 Die in Post-Withdrawal Bombings

Thursday saw the deadliest day since the withdrawal of most U.S. soldiers from Iraq’s urban areas, with 54 people being killed in attacks across the country. Some believe the increase in bombings is an attempt to delegitimize the post-U.S. Iraqi security forces. Others believe it to be just the continuation of six years of bloodshed.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009 READ MORE


Inquiry Finds U.S. Strike Killed Wedding Party

Imagine this happening in the U.S.: Forty-seven people, including the bride, are killed on their way to a wedding after an airstrike on “militants” goes off course. Of course, this happened not in the U.S. but in Afghanistan, and, of course, the attack’s civilian toll was initially denied by the U.S. military.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 READ MORE


Saddam Statue
The New York Times / James Hill

War Started With Lies, Continues With Lies

All governments lie in wartime, but American and British propaganda in Iraq over the past five years has been more untruthful than in any other conflict since the First World War.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008 READ MORE


Young Saddam Hussein

The Life and Death of a 40-Year CIA Asset

This quick, brutally ironic movie reminds us that America was for Saddam long before we were against him. What’s more, we were apparently for his invasion of Kuwait before we were against it.

Posted on Jan 10, 2007 READ MORE


3,000 dead
From the N.Y. Times

3,000

It’s another grim milestone as we ring in the new year: 3,000 U.S. military members have been killed in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. Click here for an interactive multimedia presentation by The N.Y. Times.

Posted on Dec 31, 2006 READ MORE


Ten U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq

The deaths, which resulted from two IED attacks in different parts of the country Wednesday, horrifically underscore the dire references to chaos in the just-released Iraq Study Group report.

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Losses in Iraq Hit New Milestone

The military may be honing a new strategy, but meanwhile, 13 U.S. soldiers were killed in Baghdad since Monday, the highest three-day toll since the war’s start. The number of planted bombs is “at an all-time high,” says a military spokesman.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


Terror odds
From Wired News

Terrorism in Perspective

Wired News put together a chart that compares the odds of being killed by a terrorist in the United States to other causes of death. Apparently, we’re much more likely to die from hernia.

  • Or, as Nora Ephron put it in “Sleepless in Seattle”: It’s easier to be killed by a terrorist than it is to find a husband when you’re over the age of 40.

  • Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Baghdad Death Toll Triples

    It appears that a much-heralded drop-off in the number of killings in Iraq last month didn’t actually happen. ABC News reports that the original reported figure of 550 has now been revised to 1,535—which is in line with the blood-drenched months of June (1,595) and July (1,855). No word yet on the reason behind the initial discrepancy.

    Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Down the Memory Hole

    The FAIR organization reminds us that Hezbollah’s attacks on Israel, though deplorable, did not spring from a vacuum. Drawing on an Alexander Cockburn column, FAIR notes that within the last two months, Israeli attacks on suspected militants ended up killing almost two dozen innocent Lebanese and Palestinian women and children. (more…)

    Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Grieving Iraqi brother
    AP / Mohammed Adnan

    Iraq’s Grim Death Toll: Over 3,000 in June Alone

    An average of more than 100 civilians were killed PER DAY in Iraq last month, the highest tally since the fall of Baghdad, according to the U.N. And that number has been steadily increasing since at least last summer.
    So not only are things horrifically bad in Iraq, they are getting worse.

    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Who Killed the Electric Car

    The Next Must-See Documentary

    Check out the new movie that The New York Times calls “a prosecutorial examination of the role of oil companies, the automobile industry and the Bush administration (them again) in stymieing the development of emission-free electric vehicles.”

     

    Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


    The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

    He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers.
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Al-Zarqawi Killed in Iraq Air Raid

    The Al Qaeda-linked militant responsible for a string of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings was killed in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad, according to Iraq’s prime minister.

    Posted on Jun 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi Ambassador to America, Samir al-Sumaidaie

    Iraqi Ambassador to America: Marines Killed My Cousin

    Watch the exchange on CNN in which Al-Sumaidaie makes the startling accusation.

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi Ambassador
    From Americablog

    Iraqi Ambassador to U.S.: Marines Killed My Cousin

    The new Iraqi ambassador to America, fresh after meeting Bush in Washington for the first time, told CNN that U.S. Marines killed his cousin in cold blood in Haditha five months before the November massacre there. (h/t: The Dan Report)
    This is huge: The ambassador of a newly minted “friendly” country went on national TV to accuse the U.S. of murdering a relative. Diplomatically speaking, it’s a violent smack across Bush’s face.

    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


    The Massacre of Haditha
    From Peter Brookes / The Times (UK)

    Murtha Alleges Coverup in Haditha Massacre

  • “They knew the day after this happened that it was not as they portrayed it,” Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) told CNN about the military’s response to the November killings of 24 unarmed civilians by U.S. Marines. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it would be “premature” to judge what actually transpired.
  • Meanwhile, Iraq’s prime minister said that his patience was wearing thin on America’s excuse that it kills civilians by “mistake.”
  • Also, a CNN reporter who had been embedded with military units accused in the killings recalls that they usually took great pains to avoid civilian casualties. However, she was told that “investigators now strongly suspect a rampage by a small number of Marines who snapped after one of their own was killed by a roadside bomb.”
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    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Lara_Logan
    From crooksandliars.com

    CBS Reporter: Feature Stories Can Get Us Killed in Iraq

    In light of the CBS crew that was just attacked (two killed, one wounded) reporting a routine feature story in Iraq, watch CBS reporter Lara Logan speak in late March about how these kinds of attacks are tragically all too common.

    Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


    CBS journalists in deadly attack
    CBS

    CBS Crew Members Die in Baghdad Attack

    Two members of a CBS News team were killed and a correspondent was critically wounded when the unit in which they were embedded was attacked. They were reporting a routine feature story.

    Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi Athletes Killed for Wearing Shorts

    Militants had issued a warning forbidding shorts a few days before.
    It’s sounding more like life under the Taliban every day.

    Posted on May 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Fatal Shooting at U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing

    Authorities killed the driver of a truck suspected of transporting illegal immigrants.
    A sign of things to come?

    Posted on May 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Mission Accomlished
    From davidstuff.com

    ‘Mission Accomplished’ by the Numbers

    Check out the number of troops killed, the money spent and the rate of insurgent attacks exactly three years after Bush’s famous “Mission Accomplished” speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
    Update: Media Matters reminds us of the media’s fawning coverage of Bush that day.

    Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Seven Questions: What’s Next for Iraq?

    An Arabic-speaking U.S. reporter in Iraq talks about the possible collapse of the country, and urges American policymakers to make friendly overtures toward Iran.

    Posted on Apr 1, 2006 READ MORE


    American Reporter Set Free in Iraq

    Jill Carroll, 28, was released unharmed after nearly three months of captivity. “I was treated well, but I don’t know why I was kidnapped,” she tells Iraqi TV. As yet, there is no explanation as to why she was let go.

    Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Political Pressure Ratcheting Up on U.S. Over Mosque Killings

    Shiite officials say that American-led forces killed many civilians in a raid on a mosque complex on Sunday. The U.S. has promised a full investigation.

    Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Olbermann_Ingraham
    From crooksandliars.com

    Olbermann Smacks Down Ingraham

    The MSNBC host calls radio talk show host Laura Ingraham “desperate” and “stupid” for criticizing the bravery of reporters in Iraq.

    Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE


    pat_tillman
    From the U.S. Army

    Army Plans Criminal Investigation into Tillman’s Death

    The military originally said the former NFL player was killed by enemy fire, but it turned out he was shot by his fellow Rangers. Now a lawmaker is alleging a possible coverup by the Army.

    Posted on Mar 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Tony Blair Attacked Over ‘God’ Remarks

    Antiwar critics are castigating the British prime minister for suggesting that his decision to go to war in Iraq would ultimately be judged by God.

    Posted on Mar 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Taliban in Afghanistan Stronger Than Ever

    A New York Times reporter writes: “Four years after the Taliban were ousted from power by the American military, their presence is bigger and more menacing than ever, say police and government officials, village elders, farmers and aid workers across southern Afghanistan.”

    Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Deadly Cartoon Protests Roil the Globe

    The cartoon-fueled hysteria continues unabated:

  • In Libya: 10 die in the bloodiest protests yet.
  • In Russia: Authorities shut down a newspaper that printed a tame cartoon of Muhammad, along with other religious figures.
  • In Manhattan: 1,000 protesters rally in front of the Danish consulate.
  • In Italy: An official quits after wearing a T-shirt with the controversial Muhammad cartoons.

  • Update:

  • 16 Killed in Nigerian cartoon protests, along with five this week in Pakistan
  • Hey, Muslim centrists/moderates, if you want to do something to quell this insane violence, now would be a pretty good time to do so.

    Posted on Feb 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Feeding the Cartoon Furor in Afghanistan

    Look past the cartoons, writes Christian Parenti of The Nation. The violence in Afghanistan stems from grievances over four years of occupation by U.S. and NATO troops and ineffectual foreign aid schemes. | story

    Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Pakistani religious students chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest Sunday, Jan. 22, in Karachi, Pakistan
    Shakil Adil / AP

    Sympathy for Al Qaeda Surges in Pakistan

    While our missile attack may have killed some top Al Qaeda leaders, it has also led to thousands of protesters chanting, “Long Live Osama bin Laden!” | story
    The really scary thing: Look at how young some of the protesters are.

    Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


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