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Air Force official: Bible code on rifle scopes just like ‘God’ on US money

A Pentagon spokesman says there is nothing wrong or illegal with the armed forces using rifle sights inscribed with references to biblical passages. Air Force Maj. John Redfield, a spokesman for US Central Command, said the sights from Michigan-based Trijicon — which are now the target of controversy following news…

‘Bible code’ arms supplier sponsors Christian radio ministry

For years, many Islamic clerics have been arguing that the US’s war on terror is a “holy war” against Islam. Now, those critics of US foreign policy have more ammunition to argue their point. A Michigan supplier of sights for high-powered rifles has long been etching subtle references to Jesus…

Attack on CIA base in Afghanistan may have had inside help

An historic blow against CIA — Intel official promises revenge on Taliban — Two of the dead were Blackwater employees The suicide bombing Wednesday that took the lives of seven CIA officers and contractors in Afghanistan may have had help from an informant close to the spy agency, and may…

Gay advocates mock Rick Warren’s ‘urgent’ donation pleas

WASHINGTON — Evangelical pastor Rick Warren’s “urgent” plea for donations to sustain his megachurch has been met with amusement and mockery from gay rights advocates. Warren posted a letter online Wednesday saying his Saddleback Church is “$900,000 in the red for the year” and pleaded with congregants to help fill…

Rush Limbaugh rushed to hospital with chest pains

Update: Tests show nothing wrong with Limbaugh’s heart Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is due to be released from a Honolulu hospital after tests showed nothing wrong with his heart, the Associated Press reported on Friday evening. “The pain was real, and they don’t know what caused it,” Limbaugh said.…

US, Israel staged Iran protests: Ahmadinejad

TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad branded Sunday’s anti-government protests as a “nauseating play” staged by the United States and Israel, state news agency IRNA reported. “Iranians have seen lots of these games. Americans and Zionists are the sole audience of a play they have commissioned and sold out,” he…

Official: U.S. intelligence found Iran nuke document was forged

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (IPS) – U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a “neutron initiator” for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to a former Central Intelligence…

Olbermann dares O’Reilly to sue NBC over Law & Order jab

Ever since an episode of Law & Order: SVU stepped into partisan politics last week with a character’s declaration that right-wing news hosts like Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck “spread ignorance and hate,” the right-wing blogosphere and talk radio-sphere have been up in arms about the politicization of a prime-time…

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