Saddam spokesman warns U.S. of devastation

by Toby Westerman -- In the face of a probable attack by President George W. Bush, the government of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein remains defiant and threatens to inflict another Vietnam-type war more…

CIA a tool of anti-Russian
U.S. pols?

by Toby Westerman -- The Central Intelligence Agency and its director, George Tenet, "are the tools" of "some political and military circles" seeking to undermine U.S./Russian relations, according to official Russian sources. more…

Spies 'R' Us

by Toby Westerman -- An unprecedented worldwide gathering of spy chiefs, including representatives of the CIA, FBI and Britain's MI5, has just taken place in St. Petersburg, Russia, according to the Italian more…

'Gay' culture in Catholic Church grows

by Toby Westerman -- A "gay" culture is growing among clergy of the American Catholic Church that receives support from members of the hierarchy as well as from those directly involved in more…

Omar regrouping
Taliban forces

by Toby Westerman -- Fugitive Taliban leader Mohammed Omar is regrouping the "ranks of the warriors of the [Taliban] movement," while sources close to Taliban remnants claim the capture of 18 U.S. more…

New Desert Storm
in works: Moscow

by Toby Westerman -- An "armada of British and U.S. commandos – backed up by opposition forces inside Iraq – is only waiting for a signal to attack Saddam Hussein, in what more…

Moscow awaiting 'friendly nuclear strike'

by Toby Westerman -- Moscow is expressing outrage after finding that portions of a U.S. military contingency plan, leaked to the U.S. news media, include Russia as a "plausible" but "not expected" more…

Moscow: U.S. betrays
memory of 9-11

by Toby Westerman -- Moscow has bitterly condemned the U.S. anti-terror campaign as a "betrayal of the memory of those who died on Sept. 11" and asserted that "a number of countries" more…

Beating up on the press – literally

by Toby Westerman -- As pressure increases to open Cuba to U.S. trade and tourism, a series of attacks and beatings of journalists in Cuba represents the continued existence of a closed more…

U.S. presence in Georgia
about oil?

by Toby Westerman -- U.S. intervention in the former Soviet republic of Georgia is not so much to fight terrorists but to establish a "firm foothold" in the Caucasus region in order more…