News and Analysis (1/23/08)

After being stonewalled by FBI, Justice Department and Congressional officials into her allegations of national security breaches by Turkish and Israeli agents, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds tells her story:

Study by two journalism organizations count 935 false statements on Iraq in the lead up to the war, with “at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both”:

Baath reform law may end up excluding more Sunnis from government jobs because of unclear wording and de-baathification process run by the dubious neo-con Ahmed Chalabi:

Driven by rising costs of scarce goods from the Israeli blockade, Gazans bust down a border fence with Egypt to go on a shopping spree for basic supplies such as food and medicine:

UN Security Council members agree to “ ‘increase the severity” of existing sanctions, but don’t force new sanctions:

Justices attack private property rights by extending sweeping legal immunity to all law federal enforcement officers “over the ‘loss of goods, merchandise or other property’”:

Afghan clerics exploit Islam to sentence a man to death for distributing an article written by his brother on northern warlords’ abuses:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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