LONDON — Ayman al-Zawahri, al Qaeda's No. 2. George Habash of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Mahmoud Zahar, the Hamas strongman in Gaza. All trained as doctors — as did at least seven suspects in the failed bomb attacks in Britain.
LONDON — Police continued to arrest Muslim doctors working for Britain's National Health Service yesterday, defying a stereotype of terrorists as disadvantaged misfits from poor families who are brainwashed.
The U.S. occupation of Iraq has lasted four years with no lack of criticism of the Bush administration's handling of the "war." President Bush's decision to "surge" U.S. troops in Iraq has created a firestorm. Republicans like Sen. Chuck Hagel have parted company with the president and have joined the Democrats calling for an Iraq troop withdraw.
LONDON - Britain's new prime minister, Gordon Brown, chose his senior circle of ministers today, picking David Miliband as foreign secretary. The youngest foreign secretary in decades, he is a rising star who voiced doubts over the Iraq war.
Hamas' blitzkrieg in Gaza was "ordered" by the Tehran-Damascus "axis" to make the peace and democratic processes in Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Palestine crumble. These putsches (as well as Hezbollah's) were parallel to the perceived weakening of America's resolve against the two regimes. Last year's congressional elections were read by the axis not in terms of partisan results but in terms of divisions affecting U.S. foreign policy.