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 Information Clearing House  Digest 7-11 November 2005

 
 

Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 187 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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A Pact With the Devil

By Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers

The Bush administration is guilty; the mass media is guilty; and ˆ if you supported this vile crime against humanity ˆ you too are guilty. I pray to God every night that all the guilty will receive their proper judgment and the sooner the better.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10962.htm

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The Patriots of Guantanamo

By Gar Smith

There is a small band of men who are such firm believers in the protections of the Bill of Rights that they are willing to lay down their lives to defend these principles. They aren’t soldiers or civil libertarians ˜ they are a group of “enemy combatants” confined in the gulag of Guantanamo.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10959.htm

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The White Death

By Chris Floyd

The slaughter in Fallujah was a microcosm of the entire misbegotten enterprise launched by those two eminent Christian statesmen, U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair: a brutal act of collective punishment for defying the imperial will, a high-tech turkey shoot that mowed down the just and unjust alike, an idiotic strategic blunder that has exacerbated the violence and hatred it was meant to quell.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10960.htm

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5 U.S. Military Personnel Among 19 Killed In Iraq:

Seven insurgents were killed and five captured during a raid on a suspected suicide bomber cell in Baghdad
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM120920.htm

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Al-Qaeda: Jordan hotel bombers were Iraqis:

Zaraqawi group claims four Iraqis including woman carried out suicide bombings against Amman‚s luxury hotels.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=15012

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Brother Of Iraqi Parliament Speaker Reportedly Detained :

Reuters news agency has cited Iraqi officials as saying that a brother of Iraq’s parliamentary speaker has been detained on suspicion of running an insurgent cell.
tinyurl.com/d7xd8

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Hopes fade of trapping many insurgents in western Iraq :

Commanders had hoped to trap scores of insurgents in Karabilah, squeezing them from the neighboring town of Husaybah against U.S. blocking positions around the city. But when 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, marched in just after noon Thursday, they found only abandoned buildings and some roadside bombs.
www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1246336.php

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U.S. ‘can’t maintain Iraq troop levels’:

Unless the Bush administration significantly cuts American troop levels in Iraq next year, the U.S. military’s roughly 140,000-strong presence there will become a detriment to America’s national security, according to a report released this week.
www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20051110-125019-8225r

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Al-Libi‚s Tall Tales :

A CIA document obtained by NEWSWEEK provides further evidence that the U.S. intelligence community had serious doubts about information from a high-level Qaeda detainee before the Iraq war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10956.htm

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Democrats and the War :

The war—an unprovoked, unnecessary and unlawful invasion that has turned into a colonial-style occupation—is a moral and political catastrophe. As such it is a growing stain on the honor of every American who acquiesces, actively or passively, in its conduct and continuation.
www.thenation.com/doc/20051128/editors

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Bin Laden Sitting In A Cave Laughing :

Retired General Anthony Zinni, former commander of the US Central Command, had it right when he said that by manufacturing a false rationale for war, abandoning traditional allies, propping up and trusting Iraqi exiles, and failing to plan for post-war Iraq, Bush has made the US less secure, instead of safer.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10956.htm

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57% 0f Americans Think That Bush’s is Dishonest:

Bush, who promised in the 2000 campaign to uphold “honor and integrity” in the White House, last week ordered White House workers, from presidential advisers to low-ranking aides, to attend ethics classes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10961.htm

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Bush Forcefully Attacks Iraq Critics:

President Bush, in the most forceful defense yet of his Iraq war policy, accused critics Friday of trying to rewrite history and charged that they’re undercutting America’s forces on the front lines.
tinyurl.com/7us7y

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President Relies on Forged Letter in Today’s Speech:

Today the President cited another forged document
www2.boomantribune.com/story/2005/11/11/14263/574

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Zarqawi and Bush Bomb Because We Let Them:

Yes, it is right to condemn both paths: Arab rulers who serve as virtual vice-roys of empire — and obviously the murderous renegades like Zarqawi.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10964.htm

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Americans‚ leap∑ from concerned citizenry to apathetic public :

Free expression has become in the US a very scarce commodity∑ and pluralism is shrinking fast as institutions and people that determine the rules for our American society are no longer held accountable.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10966.htm

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Senate Approves Plan to Limit Detainee Access to Courts:

The Senate endorsed a plan yesterday that would sharply limit suspected foreign terrorists’ access to U.S. courts, an effort to overturn a landmark 2004 Supreme Court ruling that has allowed hundreds of detainees held by the military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to challenge their detentions.
tinyurl.com/dcuwz

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Detainees in legal limbo:

U.S. citizen Jose Padilla, has been indefinitely detained without charge, under lock and key in a Navy brig, since June 2002. When an American can be plucked off the street in Chicago and detained without charge or regular access to a lawyer for more than three years, every citizen has reason for concern.
washingtontimes.com/commentary/20051109-100630-9813r.htm

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Who are the Guantánamo detainees?:

Omar Khadr was taken into US custody when he was 15 years old. The US government has said that all detainees are “treated in a manner appropriate to their age and status”. If this is true, then the case of Omar Khadr indicates that an “appropriate manner” involves torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment as well as denial of any form of justice.
www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=ENGAMR511842005

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Our Mothers (and Thomas Paine) Warned Us about People like the Disciples of Strauss :

How much more will the American people endure?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10958.htm

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Charley Reese : Foreign Influence :

Clearly, their passionate support of Israel influenced their policy positions vis-a-vis Iraq, Syria and Iran. According to Cole’s article ˜ which is excellent, as is his blog ˜ Chalabi won over the neocons by promising that if he came to power in Iraq, he would recognize Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10963.htm

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Lawyer Calls Charges `A Cycle Of Nonsense’:

The government’s case that Ghassan Ballut was part of a conspiracy to support the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is based on guilt by association and ``a cycle of nonsense,’’ his attorneys told jurors Thursday morning.
news.tbo.com/news/MGB3FW3DVFE.html

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Angry Assad Says Syria Will Cooperate in Probe:

In a defiant speech to cabinet ministers, Baath Party members and students, he warned that a confrontation might be inevitable. “President Bashar Assad won’t bow to anyone in this world nor would he let his people or country to bow to anyone,” he said to applause. “We only bow to God.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10947.htm

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US tells Syria to drop conditions :

Syria has until 15 December to comply with the Security Council resolution or face further action.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4426902.stm

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Israel’s fear of democracy:

Sharon is threatening Palestinian democracy because a strengthened Palestinian society is the last thing he wants.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/768/re1.htm

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Alison Weir: Memo to Jon Stewart:

Glad You’re Against Torture, So Why’d You Give Israel a Pass?
www.counterpunch.com/weir11092005.html

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The Mother of an Australian Soldier Writes to John Howard :

I do not presume to speak for others but simply as a mother whose only son is deployed in Iraq. I feel betrayed and misled by you and your Government regarding the justification for the invasion of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10950.htm

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Australia to investigate Iraq kickback allegations:

The report by Paul Volcker, former US Federal Reserve chairman, found that the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), the nation‚s wheat export monopoly, in October 2000 paid almost A$300m to Saddam Hussein‚s regime.
news.ft.com/cms/s/3c7a9870-51db-11da-9ca0-0000779e2340.html

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Iraq halts trade over AWB deals

THE Iraqi Government has suspended all future orders for Australian wheat – deals worth up to $800 million a year – until the monopoly wheat exporter repays the hundreds of millions of dollars of its money used as kickbacks to prop up the regime of Saddam Hussein.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17216929-421,00.html

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Australia Arrests 18th Man in Anti-Terrorism Swoop

A 25-year-old man was charged with belonging to a terrorist group after he was detained late yesterday in Guilford, a southern Sydney suburb
snipurl.com/jsh7

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Police just flexing their muscles: cleric:

Sheikh Mohammed Omran has branded police raids on alleged terrorists in Melbourne and Sydney as a “show-off exercise” and a massive overreaction.
tinyurl.com/77jua

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Plane Crashes Near Kabul With 10 On Board : –

A civilian cargo plane with 10 people on board has crashed near the Afghan capital Kabul.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/11/22093a6d-0928-4edb-8b6e-3208bb4481be.html

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Taliban Claim Responsibility for Russian Plane Crash:

Taliban field commander Dadullah was quoted by Reuters as saying the movement had used a new weapon to bring down the aircraft
mosnews.com/news/2005/11/11/talibanplane.shtml

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Taliban kill Afghan deputy governor:

SUSPECTED loyalists of Afghanistan’s ousted Taliban regime shot dead a deputy provincial governor travelling to a conference in the capital about national reconciliation, an intelligence official said overnight
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17220422-38197,00.html

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Turkish Kurds riot after bombing :

Locals accuse state security officers of planting a bomb in a bookstore which killed one person on Wednesday. Another man died in the clashes that followed.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4430022.stm

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Peruvian Paramilitary Death Squad Massacres Loom Large in Fujimori Extradition Case:

Fourteen years ago, the Colina group death squad stormed into a squalid tenement building in Lima’s Barrios Altos district and opened fire on partygoers with submachine guns fitted with silencers. Then the hooded gunmen headed to an isolated beach to await instructions.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB1J10SWFE.html

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Is this any way to treat those who fought for their country? :

British Legion survey shows how millions of war veterans are living in poverty
news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article326329.ece

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U.S. Trade Deficit Hits $66 Billion, Another Record:

The trade deficit widened by 11 percent and set another record in September, the government reported today
www.minjok.com/english/news.php3?code=844

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China: Foreign trade hits US$1.148 trillion:

The Department of Foreign Trade of China’s Ministry of Commerce predicted that the country’s trade surplus is likely to grow from US$90 billion to US$100 billion this year nearly tripling last year’s US$32 billion.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-11/11/content_493879.htm

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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 186 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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The Rise Of America’s New Enemy

By John Pilger

While the world looks to Iran and Syria for the next Bush attack, Venezuelans know they may well be next. On 17 March, the Washington Post reported that Feliz Rodríguez, “a former CIA operative well-connected to the Bush family” had taken part in the planning of the assassination of the President of Venezuela.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10943.htm

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Iraq: 69 Killed In Continuing Violence:

A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up in a crowded Baghdad restaurant frequented by the security forces during breakfast, killing 35 people and wounding 25
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10752807.htm

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Six dead after car bombs explode near mosque:

Two car bombs exploded this evening near a Shiite Muslim mosque in north-east Baghdad, killing at least six people and injuring 31, police and paramedics at the scene said.
tinyurl.com/awucl

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5 Killed as explosion rocks recruitment centre in Tikrit :

Five Iraqis were killed and 11 wounded on Thursday when a car bomb exploded outside an Iraqi army recruitment centre in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s home town, police said.
tinyurl.com/dabjk

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Five civilians were killed in a U.S. air strike:

Five civilians were killed in a U.S. air strike on a house being used by insurgents on Nov. 7, the military said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU954504.htm

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One U.S. Soldier Died, Another Wounded in Attack with a Car Bomb North of Baghdad:

One U.S. soldier died and another was injured in an attack with a car bomb in the region of Al Azamiya, located north from capital Baghdad, the Iraqi news agency INA announced
tinyurl.com/8hpcb

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US denies using ‘napalm’ on civilians:

THE US military in Iraq denies a report shown on Italian state television saying US forces used incendiary white phosphorus against civilians in an offensive on the Iraqi town of Fallujah last November.
tinyurl.com/dkhup

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In case you missed it:

U.S. Journalist Reports On Use Of White Phosphorous In Fullajah:

Bogert is a mortar team leader who directed his men to fire round after round of high explosives and white phosphorus charges into the city Friday and Saturday, never knowing what the targets were or what damage the resulting explosions caused.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10941.htm

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In case you missed it:

Military Report Confirms White Phosphorous Used In Fullajah:

“WP proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE. We fired ‘shake and bake’ missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out.”
sill-www.army.mil/FAMAG/Previous_Editions/05/mar-apr05/PAGE24-30.pdf

tinyurl.com/amt75

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A name that lives in infamy :

The destruction of Falluja was an act of barbarism that ranks alongside My Lai, Guernica and Halabja
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10946.htm

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Ukraine to withdraw soldiers from Iraq before December 30:-

Ukraine will end the withdrawal of its soldiers from Iraq by December 30, 2005, Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoliy Gritsenko said.
www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11419117

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Any Soldier Will Do:

The Pentagon has been calling up reserve soldiers who are ill or medically unfit to serve. The reservists are serving primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan.
tinyurl.com/ccvuk

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Army reaches low to fill ranks:

The number of new recruits who scored at the bottom of the Army’s aptitude test tripled last month, Pentagon officials said, helping the nation’s largest armed service meet its October recruiting goal but raising concerns about the quality of the force.
tinyurl.com/7a6c6

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Do Not Serve in this War :

The regime of torture continues because the military provides a shield that keeps the public from intervening. The military is the facilitator of torture; the “enabler” of torture. Without its support the system would fall apart.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10949.htm

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Rumsfeld can override Pentagon policy barring torture:

A little-noticed loophole in the directive gives the Defence Secretary or his deputy authority to override the policy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10948.htm

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U.N. Blasts Practice of Outsourcing Torture: Six countries — the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Sweden and Kyrgyzstan — have been singled out for violating international human rights conventions by deporting terrorist suspects to countries such as Egypt, Syria, Algeria and Uzbekistan, where they may have been tortured.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10952.htm

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Sen. Graham Introduces Amendment to End Habeas for Detainees :

Senator Lindsay Graham is introducing an Amendment to the defense appropriations bill pending in the Senate (S. 1042) that would strip those designated by the Administration as enemy combatants of the ability to seek habeas review in federal courts.
talkleft.com/new_archives/013056.html

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Frist worried about leak, not prisons:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is more concerned about the leak of information regarding secret CIA detention centers than activity in the prisons themselves
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/politics/13133346.htm

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Suicide Bombers Kill 53 at Jordan Hotels :

Suicide bombers attacked three hotels frequented by Westerners in the Jordanian capital Wednesday night, and at least 53 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in the near-simultaneous explosions, police and a top government official said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5404129,00.html

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Arrests in hunt for Jordan bombers:

News of the arrests came as al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the bombings.
tinyurl.com/c3sxu

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Israelis evacuated from Amman hotel hours before bombings :

A number of Israelis staying on Wednesday at the Radisson hotel were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10940.htm

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Los Angeles Times Confirms Israeli Evacuation Prior To Bomb Blasts:

Amos N. Guiora, a former senior Israeli counter-terrorism official, said in a phone interview with The Times that sources in Israel had also told him about the pre-attack evacuations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10953.htm

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Palestinian spy chief killed in blast:

THE head of the Palestinian intelligence services, Bashir Nafeh, was among those killed in a blast that shook a hotel in the Jordanian capital, a top Palestinian diplomat said.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17199844-23109,00.html

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How the U.S. Helped Create Zarqawi and the Terror Financing Network:

Democracy Now! speaks with Italian writer Loretta Napoleoni, author of “Insurgent Iraq: Al Zarqawi and the New Generation.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10954.htm

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Chalabi claims he didn’t mislead U.S.:

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said that Chalabi’s private appearance today on Capitol Hill should instead be public, and that he should be put under oath “to answer questions about his role in providing false intelligence to the United States … “
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002614991_chalabi10.html

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Judith Miller Retires From the N.Y. Times :

Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who was first lionized, then vilified by her own newspaper for her role in the CIA leak case, has retired from the Times, the paper announced Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/7rh2k

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House of Commons, 4:56pm: The moment Tony Blair lost his authority :

Tony Blair’s personal authority was badly dented last night when he suffered a humiliating defeat over his plan to allow the police to detain suspected terrorists for up to 90 days without charge.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article326057.ece

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Foreign policy ‘spurs Muslim extremism’ :

The group of Muslim advisers hand-picked by the government in the wake of the July 7 bombings has attacked Tony Blair’s anti-terrorism plan, just hours after the 90-day detention rule was defeated in parliament.
www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1639511,00.html

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Is US planning an Iraq-style ‘regime change’ in Syria?:

A new intelligence report, however, says any successor to Assad’s regime won’t be any friendlier to US.
csmonitor.com/2005/1109/dailyUpdate.html

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Official: Attack on Cole foreseen:

A senior Republican congressman said Wednesday that the Pentagon’s Able Danger intelligence program had detected preparations for the terrorist attack on the USS Cole but that American military leaders failed to act on the warnings.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10950.htm

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7 Police Killed in New Afghan Violence:

Rebels killed seven police officers and abducted two after ambushing them on a road in southern Afghanistan, while two villagers were abducted and beheaded, officials said Thursday.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1298565

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US to N.Korea: stop reactor now:

North Korea must halt its nuclear weapons program now to show it is taking negotiations on disarmament seriously, the chief U.S. negotiator said on Thursday on the second day of six-party talks in Beijing.
tinyurl.com/a5q6q

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N.Korea claims US undermining nuke talks:

North Korean delegates accused the United States of undermining a September agreement in which Pyongyang pledged to disarm in exchange for aid and security guarantees, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified officials
tinyurl.com/dykzl

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Chávez calls Fox “a puppet of the empire”:

“It is so sad to see the President of such a dignified people as the Mexican people lending himself to be a puppet of the empire,”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10944.htm

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FBI and CIA identified as helping Plan Venezuelan Prosecutor’s Murder:

A key witness in the Danilo Anderson murder trial, Giovani Jose Vasquez De Armas, has identified FBI and CIA agents as being involved in the preparations to assassinate the Venezuelan State Prosecutor. He was murdered while investigating those who were involved in leading and organizing the April 2002 coup that briefly overthrew President Chavez
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1809

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IDF choppers in service of drug cartel:

American officials demand Israel provide explanations for how U.S.-made choppers sold to Israel ended up in service of Columbian drug cartel. Incident may cloud relations between countries
tinyurl.com/cnmgx

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Our Nation‚s Health Care Crisis:

The studies ˆ show that our health care system ranks #37 in the world (behind both developed and developing countries);
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10951.htm

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Lobbyist Sought $9 Million to Set Bush Meeting :

The lobbyist Jack Abramoff asked for $9 million in 2003 from the president of a West African nation to arrange a meeting with President Bush and directed his fees to a Maryland company now under federal scrutiny, according to newly disclosed documents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10942.htm

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U.S. House Leaders Strip Alaska Oil Drilling From Budget Plan :

U.S. House Republican leaders removed from a $50.5 billion budget-cutting plan a provision that would have opened an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling in an effort to win support from dissenting members in their party.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=ampp_7U682C0&refer=us

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Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 185 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Report Warned on C.I.A.’s Tactics in Interrogation

By DOUGLAS JEHL

A classified report issued last year by the Central Intelligence Agency’s inspector general warned that interrogation procedures approved by the C.I.A. after the Sept. 11 attacks might violate some provisions of the international Convention Against Torture, current and former intelligence officials say.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10915.htm

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Robert Fisk on Torture:

“We Have Become the Criminals…

We Have No Further Moral Cause to Fight For”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10918.htm

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Video: Fallujah – The Hidden Massacre

Italian TV Report Details Use Of Napalm On Iraqi Civilians

Watch The Video Here
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10907.htm

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Explosions rock three hotels in Jordan, kills at least 18:

Police say explosions, possibly by suicide bombers, have rocked three hotels in the Jordanian capital of Amman, leaving a total so far of 18 dead and 120 wounded.
www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4096315

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U.S. Soldier Among 16 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Seven Iraqi policemen were killed and nine wounded, three of them civilians, when a car driven by a suicide attacker exploded in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, targeting an Iraqi police patrol, medical and army sources said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10923.htm

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Gunmen kill Sudanese diplomat in Baghdad :

Unknown gunmen shot dead a Sudanese diplomat in western Baghdad on Wednesday, an Interior Ministry source said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10924.htm

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Sadr emerging as Iraq’s political kingmaker:

In recent days a procession of Iraq’s most powerful political leaders has paid homage to the 31-year-old cleric.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10938.htm

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Poll: U.S. and Britain Lied to Justify Iraq War, Say Americans :

43 per cent of respondents believe both administrations lied to provide a reason for invading Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10922.htm

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Neglecting Intelligence, Ignoring Warnings:

A chronology of how the Bush Administration repeatedly and deliberately refused to listen to intelligence agencies that said its case for war was weak
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10934.htm

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The Case Against This Monstrous War:

Like many Americans, I‚ve grown sad and frustrated at the triumph of neoconservative foreign policy. It was sold to Americans not merely on the basis of lies, but also by means of bumper-sticker slogans trotted out ˆ by a White House that cynically exploited ordinary people‚s patriotic inclinations in order to prosecute a war whose aims remain obscure to this day.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10933.htm

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The Sleeping Giant Stirs:

Something remarkable is taking place. At long last, however belatedly, the public is beginning to appreciate the shallowness and incompetence of George Bush and the unparalleled mendacity and corruption of his administration.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10930.htm

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US criticised for use of phosphorous in Fallujah raids :

A leading campaign group has demanded an urgent inquiry into a report that US troops indiscriminately used a controversial incendiary weapon during the battle for Fallujah.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10925.htm

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Fallujah – the hidden massacre Photo gallery

– Warning – Images depict the reality and horror of war.
www.uruknet.com/?s1=55&p=17582&s2=09

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“Falluja-The day After‰: “

Falluja-The day After‰ shows the total devastation of the Iraqi town, the corpses of the victims, the mass graves, the exhumation of many corpses by local rescue teams in order to try to recognize some of the victims. The last corpse shown in this video belongs to a 14 year old girl.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9010.htm

More on this topic
tinyurl.com/b5x9g

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Saddam’s lawyers boycott trial :

Lawyers for Saddam Hussein and his aides severed all contact with the court trying the former Iraqi president on Wednesday after the second murder of a member of the defense team since the trial began last month.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10921.htm

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White House defends fight against torture ban:

The White House on Tuesday defended its efforts to head off new restrictions on the U.S. treatment of war prisoners as the issue headed toward a showdown in Congress that has attracted worldwide interest.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10917.htm

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Cheney wants to give free rein to prison interrogators:

In a critical test of his influence, Mr Cheney is pitting himself against the Senate and leading officials in the departments of State and Defence in his attempt to allow interrogators a free rein in questioning suspects.
tinyurl.com/9njk2

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Inquiries into ‘secret CIA detention centres’ :

The Council of Europe, the continent’s human rights watchdog, has opened an inquiry into reports of secret CIA detention centres in Romania and Poland, the European commission said yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10936.htm

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David Airhart on the killing civilians in Iraq

The abuse of detainees, his transformation to an antiwar activist, and his nonviolent protest at Kent State
www.traprockpeace.org/kent_state_students/

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Blair defeated on Terror Bill :

MPs delivered a massive snub to Prime Minister Tony Blair, rejecting his proposals for police to be allowed to hold terror suspects for 90 days and voting instead for a much shorter 28-day period.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10932.htm

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Tariq Ali: A Despised Leader Suffers His First Loss:

For the first time since he was elected Prime Minister in 1997, Tony Blair was just defeated in a vote in the British Parliament. The issue was the so-called ‘war against terrorism’.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10939.htm

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Sleepwalking to Fascism :

Detention and interrogation for six months without the right to see a lawyer or your family and without judicial oversight except for secret courts. The military patrol the streets and arrest citizens, camps are set up for the detained, journalists are forced to give details of their sources under threat of imprisonment. Hitler‚s Germany? Stalin‚s Russia? Certainly, that is what happened then. Now try Australia in 2006.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10928.htm

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Israeli shots kill Palestinian teenager:

The 15-year-old boy, Muhammad Abu Salha, was killed in the northern West Bank town of Nablus. His body was discovered by his family after Israeli troops left the area.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/15C67F99-CC4C-4A93-A0E8-443D5F221AEB.htm

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Israeli Occupation Force Chief: We will continue murdering suspected militants:

Israel will continue with its targeted killings of Palestinian militants, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dan Halutz said yesterday afternoon, because the policy has proven itself to be extremely effective in curbing terror activity.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10935.htm

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Senate asks Pentagon to probe Feith role on Iraq:

The Pentagon’s inspector general has been asked to investigate the prewar intelligence role of a planning office headed by former U.S. defense policy chief Douglas Feith, a main architect of the Iraq war, officials said on Tuesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10919.htm

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Libby Establishes a Fund to Help Pay Legal Bills :

Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, is establishing a fund to help pay for his legal defense in the C.I.A. leak case, and associates of Mr. Libby have begun soliciting money from his friends and Republican donors
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10926.htm

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US Democrats call for rejection of presidential pardon for White House aide :

Democrats have called on US President George W Bush to rule out a possible pardon for indicted White House aide I Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby if he is convicted on charges related to the unmasking of an undercover CIA agent.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10927.htm

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Justice Dept. Mulls Probe Into CIA Leak :

At the CIA’s request, the Justice Department is weighing whether to open a criminal investigation into the leak of possibly classified information on secret prisons to The Washington Post.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10920.htm

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Record vote against US Cuba embargo:

The vote, was 182 to four with one abstention on a resolution calling for Washington to lift the US trade, financial and travel embargo. The four voting no were the United States, Israel, Palau and the Marshall Islands. Micronesia abstained and El Salvador, Iraq, Nicaragua and Morocco did not vote.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6370ABBD-EB3B-45D6-9CB3-6C51C3D0AC9F.htm

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San Francisco Bans Military Recuiters In High Schools:

San Francisco voters have also approved a measure to oust military recruiters from high school campuses in the city.
www.nbc4.tv/politics/5286100/detail.html

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We’ll return for your sister’s body, the rescuers said.

Two months after she was first seen, Sis’s body lay decomposing in a townhouse in the business district. Mr Gaines says she died with one of her feet on the floor, as though she was trying to get out of bed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10937.htm

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Kansas State Board Votes to Teach Intelligent Design in Schools :

The board voted 6 to 4 in favor of the guidelines, which say schools should teach that doubt exists about the validity of evolution, a theory that originated with British biologist Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10929.htm

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Charge Him or Release Him

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” : Henry David Thoreau

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 183 Days

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US forces ‘used chemical weapons’ during assault on city of Fallujah

By Peter Popham

 
Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10909.htm

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Video: Fallujah – The Hidden Massacre

Italian TV Report Details Use Of Napalm On Iraqi Civilians

Watch The Video Here
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10907.htm

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The media are minimising US and British war crimes in Iraq

The reporting of the Iraqi death toll – both in its scale and account of who is doing the killing – is profoundly dishonest

By George Monbiot

We can expect the US and UK governments to seek to minimise the extent of their war crimes. But it’s time the media stopped collaborating. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10914.htm

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$5,000 for loss of wife and son: how US prices death

By Phil Sands

Hameed Hassan sat in the remains of his car, next to his dead wife, and watched his four-year-old son begin to bleed to death. The family had been on the way to buy clothes in Rawah’s small market when the American soldiers opened fire. A helicopter gunship joined in the attack, cutting the car and two of its occupants to pieces.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10916.htm

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4 U.S. Soldiers and Lawyer for Saddam Hussein’s co-defendant, among 22 killed in continuing violence:

The death toll from a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint south of Baghdad on Monday rose to five, with an interpreter also killed along with four U.S. soldiers, the military said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA839640.htm

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Troops kill five in Ramadi clashes :

A series of firefights started after members of the Second Marine Division saw rebels on a street trying to plant bombs in a hole used by militants in the past.
www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=4087589&nav=2aKD

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Gunmen kill two Iraqi soldiers near Fallujah :

Gunmen ambushed an Iraqi army patrol in a flashpoint town near Fallujah, west of Baghdad,on Tuesday, killing two soldiers and wounding five others
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/08/content_3750779.htm

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Al-Qaeda to launch ‘offensive’ in Iraq to counter US operation on Syrian border :

“Your brothers in the military branch of Al-Qaeda in the Land of Two Rivers are launching today ‘The Conquest of Vengeance’ on behalf of the Sunni community in Al-Qaim,” the group said in an online statement which could not be independently verified.
tinyurl.com/8uksj

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Iraq Qaeda puts Web video of ‘downed’ US helicopter:

Al Qaeda in Iraq on Tuesday posted an Internet video apparently showing the bodies of two U.S. Marines killed in a military helicopter which the group said it had shot down.
tinyurl.com/au9bd

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Al Qaim October Massacre: Indiscriminate Killing Zone:

WARNING : This report contains graphic images depicting the reality and horror of war.
www.brusselstribunal.org/ArticlesIraq2.htm#AlQaim

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Blair blames France for Iraq war in reply to diplomat’s claims :

Tony Blair has angrily rejected the charge by Britain’s former ambassador to Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, that he could have used his “swing vote” to stop the US going to war in Iraq
news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article325480.ece

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The pygmies in Tony Blair’s cabinet :

In the second extract from his memoirs Sir Christopher Meyer, former ambassador to the US, is scathing about some Labour ministers – among them Jack Straw, John Prescott and Geoff Hoon
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1636675,00.html

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Militias growing in power in Iraq:

The sun had barely risen over a small Sunni village when Shiite militiamen, some wearing black, launched a raid, ostensibly to free hostages. Interior Ministry troops joined the fight. After several hours, more than 20 people were dead.
www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/breaking_news/13105414.htm

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Washington elite bring Chalabi in from the cold :

Ahmed Chalabi comes in from the cold today, arriving in Washington to meet senior Bush administration officials for the first time in two years – despite lingering allegations that the Iraqi politician provided bogus pre-war intelligence, and a continuig investigation into whether he passed US secrets to Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10911.htm

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Tehran Backing Chalabi as Iraq’s Next PM:

Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi deputy prime minister and leader of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) party, has won the conditional support of the Iranian leadership for his decision to contest the elections independently of the “Unified Iraqi Coalition.”
aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=1&id=2581

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Top Secret: Status Of Chalabi Inquiry

Few Signs of Progress Emerge in FBI Case Involving a Possible Leak of U.S. Intelligence
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/chalabi-probe.html

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Three Massachusetts congressman now regret war vote:

Three Massachusetts congressmen who voted to give President Bush authorization to go to war in Iraq say they would change their mind if they had to do it all over again.
www.eyewitnessnewstv.com/global/story.asp?s=4085424&ClientType=Printable

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Envoy: US Ends Most Diplomatic Ties With Syria -Report :

The U.S. has cut off nearly all diplomatic ties with Syria and is hoping to create another crisis in the Middle East, the Syrian ambassador to the U.S. claims
snipurl.com/jnjz

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US limits contact with Syrian leader:

Some US officials say privately that there is now an active debate about whether regime change should be a US goal. Publicly, administration officials say that they want to see a change in behavior.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10913.htm

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Wag the Damascus?:

Last year, U.S. intelligence agencies and military planners received instructions to prepare up-to-date target lists for Syria and to increase their preparations for potential military operations against Damascus.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10912.htm

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US charges more Guantanamo prisoners with war crimes USA:

Two are from Saudi Arabia, while the other three are from Algeria, Ethiopia and Canada.
www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s1500183.htm

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Military Tribunals:

The Supreme Court agreed today to take a case involving Osama bin Laden’s driver that presents a major test to the Bush administration’s military tribunals for foreign terror suspects.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10908.htm

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US interrogation directive forbids physical or mental torture:

The directive calls for humane treatment but does not define it, leaving the issue to a separate directive that is still being debated, said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman.
snipurl.com/jnk3

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Australian police arrest 17 “terror” suspects :

“The men have been charged with a range of offenses including sections of Commonwealth legislation that have not been previouslyused, relating to being a member of a terrorist group, conspiring to commit a terrorist act and directing a terrorist organization,”said the AFP in a statement Tuesday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/08/content_3748270.htm

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NSW, Vic raids ‘foil terror attack’:

Police have shot and wounded a terrorist suspect amid raids in two states which authorities say have foiled a major terrorist attack in Australia.
news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=70995

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Israel as an Extension of American Empire:

The slogan of the Israeli peace movement, “occupation corrupts,” has proven to be true with a vengeance. Israel has become a Sparta, an aggressive country with no moral brakes that endangers its neighbors, peoples of far-away land and, in the end, its own population.
www.counterpunch.org/halper11072005.html

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Vice President Lied As White House Sought To Defuse Leak Inquiry:

Did Vice President Dick Cheney help cover-up the outing of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson in the months after conservative columnist Robert Novak first disclosed her identity?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10910.htm

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If Cheney’s for torture, why not use it on Scooter?:

Here’s an idea, and I can’t believe I’m the first to come up with this modest proposal, but why doesn’t the U.S. government just go ahead and torture Lewis “Scooter” Libby? And not just for that ridiculous name.
snipurl.com/jnk5

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Budget for U.S. spying slips out ˜ $44 billion:

In an apparent slip, a top U.S. intelligence official has revealed at a public conference what has long been secret: the amount of money the nation spends on its spy agencies.
deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635159613,00.html

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France declares state of emergency :

The state-of-emergency decree allowing curfews where needed will become effective at midnight and has an initial 12-day limit. Police – massively reinforced as the violence has fanned out from its initial flash point in the northeastern suburbs of Paris – are expected to enforce the curfews. The army has not been called in.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2213802005

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‘Riots by workers can rock Middle East’:

Millions of expatriate workers facing maltreatment and injustice in the Middle East and the Gulf are a time bomb that could unleash riots like those rocking France, an Arab-American activist has warned.
snipurl.com/jnk7

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Chilean judge denies provisional freedom for former Peru president :

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday lost a bid to be released from jail while he fights extradition to Peru to face charges of corruption and human rights abuses during his decade-long regime.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20051108-0645-chile-fujimori.html

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Death Toll in Asian Quake Surpasses 87,000 :

One month after South Asia’s Oct. 8 earthquake, the estimated death toll shot up sharply to 87,350 on Tuesday following a new count of Pakistan’s casualties, an official said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5400735,00.html

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Four arrests linked to Chinese spy ring:

Four persons arrested in Los Angeles are part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering ring, federal investigators said, and the suspects caused serious compromises for 15 years to major U.S. weapons systems, including submarines and warships.
www.washingtontimes.com/national/20051104-111851-2539r.htm

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Charge Him or Release Him

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” : Henry David Thoreau

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 183 Days

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U.S. Used Chemical Weapons In Iraq

Veteran admits: Bodies melted away before us.

By RAI

The Americans are responsible for a massacre using unconventional weapons, the identical charge for which Saddam Hussein stands accused. An investigation by RAI News 24, the all-news Italian satellite television channel, has pulled the veil from one of the most carefully concealed mysteries from the front in the entire US military campaign in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10901.htm

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NOTE TO READERS.

I am working on the video RAI report detailed in the article above.

I should have it online ( www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10907.htm ) by 2pm PST

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In the Name of Democracy

American War Crimes in Iraq and Beyond

By Jeremy Brecher, Jill Cutler and Brendan Smith

The possibility that high U.S. officials may be guilty of war crimes and may be preparing to commit more raises questions that few Americans have yet faced. These questions go far beyond technical legal matters to the broadest concerns of international security, democratic government, morality, and personal responsibility.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10905.htm

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A Deadly Interrogation

Can the C.I.A. legally kill a prisoner?

By JANE MAYER

Manadel al-Jamadi, died during an interrogation. His head had been covered with a plastic bag, and he was shackled in a crucifixion-like pose that inhibited his ability to breathe; according to forensic pathologists who have examined the case, he asphyxiated. In a subsequent internal investigation, United States government authorities classified Jamadi‚s death as a “homicide,‰ meaning that it resulted from unnatural causes. Swanner has not been charged with a crime and continues to work for the agency.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10904.htm

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Torture: It’s the new American way

By Rosa Brooks

During the Cold War, we thought we knew what distinguished us from our Soviet bloc enemies. We did not have a gulag; we did not imprison and torture our enemies. But the war on terror has distorted our national values. We have used some of the same tactics we once decried. The Soviet Union’s legacy of terror lives on, its tactics embraced by some of our leaders.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10900.htm

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U.S. Soldier And 10 Policeman among 34 Killed In Continuing Violence:

U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 17 insurgents in the town of Qusayba near the Syrian border during their Operation Steel Curtain
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA732289.htm

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US troops kill Iraqi civilian in Baghdad :

US troops opened fire at a civilian car on the Baghdad airport road on Sunday, killing the driver and wounding his wife, police said.
tinyurl.com/c4vtt

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Marine Killed By Small Arms Fire:

A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action conducting combat operations against the enemy Nov. 6.
tinyurl.com/d8egm

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Baghdad’s mortuary reels under the weight of killings:

The number of Iraqis killed in the capital every two months is equivalent to the total number of US troops to die in the conflict so far.
tinyurl.com/9odz9

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Dozens dead, thousands displaced in west, doctors say:

Dozens of civilians were killed and injured on Saturday when US-led forces launched an offensive on the western Iraqi town of Husaybah, according to local doctors.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/6f7ef77b24c692387b69033364038740.htm

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Iraqi civilians flee besieged town:

Scores of terrified Iraqis fled a besieged town yesterday, waving white flags and hauling their belongings to escape a second day of fighting between U.S. Marines and al-Qaida-led militants along the Syrian border. U.S. and Iraqi troops battled insurgents house-to-house, the U.S. military said.
tinyurl.com/abuj3

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Iraqi politicians condemn US offensive:

Iraqi politicians have condemned the latest US offensive on villages and towns close to the Syrian border, calling it a killing operation.
tinyurl.com/b8aok

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Al-Qaeda threatens Iraq mayhem unless US-led assault halted :

“The organisation has decided to give the apostate government and itsmaster 24 hours to end their campaign against the Sunni people. After that they will only see from us the worst and something that’s going to make the earth tremble under their feet,” warned the statement signed in the name of spokesman Abu Maisara al-Iraqi.
www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?
area=mideast&item=051107152350.lrfi7k1q.php

tinyurl.com/7f649

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US intel on Iraq-Qaeda ties ‘intentionally misleading’: document :

US military intelligence warned the Bush administration as early as February 2002 that its key source on Al-Qaeda’s relationship with Iraq had provided “intentionally misleading” data, according to a declassified report.
tinyurl.com/da9kl

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Why we should pay war reparations to Iraqis:

Reparations are clearly appropriate in an invasion that was justified on false advertising of the Bush administration, which purposely dismissed solid evidence against its dubious claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
tinyurl.com/d5xmy

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Blair’s litany of failures on Iraq – ambassador’s damning verdict :

Meyer says PM failed to exert any leverage on Bush and was seduced by US power
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10898.htm

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Memoirs shine new light on war :

Tony Blair has faced any number of claims about what he did and did not do when he and President Bush were preparing to go to war on Iraq. The difference with Sir Christopher Meyer’s recollections is that he was actually there most of the time.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10897.htm

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Delayed dispatches :

If an ambassador is sent abroad to lie for his country, does he tell the truth when he returns home? There is certainly no reason to doubt the accuracy of Sir Christopher Meyer’s account of his five years representing HMG in Washing
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1635936,00.html

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PM rejects Meyer Iraq war claims:

Tony Blair has sought to brush aside claims by Britain’s former ambassador to Washington that he repeatedly failed to use his influence with President George Bush to halt the rush to war with Iraq.
tinyurl.com/79nv3

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Blair in desperate appeal to rebel MPs:

Prime Minister Tony Blair today called on opposition parties and rebel Labour MPs to draw back from forcing the Government to ditch plans to give police the power to hold terror suspects without charge for up to 90 days.
tinyurl.com/aytv2

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Outing Secret Jails:

Counterterrorism sources have confirmed to TIME that the CIA has had covert detention centers in Thailand and Guantanamo Bay, which are no longer operating, and that the agency continues to run similar facilities in Afghanistan and Eastern Europe.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10899.htm

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Prisoner Accounts Suggest Detention At Secret Facilities:

Three Yemeni nationals who were arrested in late 2003 say they were transferred to U.S. custody and kept isolated in at least four secret detention facilities that Amnesty International officials believe could be part of a covert CIA prison system.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10903.htm

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Sharon: Hamas out of election:

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told the cabinet Sunday that Hamas cannot participate in the Palestinian election, contradicting his own defense minister.
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20051106-114220-6340r

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Sharon Says No to Negotiations with Syria :

The prime minister said, “Israel has no intention of conducting any peace negotiations.‰
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=92528

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Palestinians donate son’s kidney for Israeli boy :

The family of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was killed by Israeli soldiers have donated one of his kidneys to an Israeli boy. “It doesn’t matter whether the recipient was a Jew or an Arab,” they said.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article325229.ece

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Russian Company to Build Two Billion Dollar Oil Refinery in Syria :

Talks also referred to the possibility for the Russian company to finance another project for developing Banyas Refinery on the Syrian Coast.
www.champress.net/english/index.php?page=show_det&id=978

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JDL activist linked to California bomb plot killed in prison:

A Jewish Defense League activist imprisoned for his role in a plot to bomb a California mosque and the office of a Lebanese-American congressman was killed at a federal prison in Phoenix, an FBI spokesman said Saturday.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/11/05/state/n182431S78.DTL

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Indian foreign minister stands down over Iraq report:

India’s foreign minister stood aside on Monday amid a growing political storm after he was named in an independent report into irregularities in the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme for Iraq.
tinyurl.com/c6a3a

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Azerbaijan poll didn’t meet int’l norms: observers:

Azerbaijan’s parliamentary election did not meet international standards for democracy, Western observers said on Monday as the defeated opposition prepared mass protests against what it said was widespread fraud.
tinyurl.com/9dusp

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Fujimori arrested in Chile upon request from Peruvian govt :

Chilean police arrested former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori early on Monday upon a request from the Peruvian government, police said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/07/content_3747155.htm

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French rioting spreads to 300 towns :

Rioting by French youths has spread to 300 towns and a man hurt in the violence has died of his wounds – the first fatality in 11 days of unrest. Governments worldwide urged their citizens to be careful in France.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2208262005

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Antiwar Sermon Brings IRS Warning:

The Internal Revenue Service has warned one of Southern California’s largest and most liberal churches that it is at risk of losing its tax-exempt status because of an antiwar sermon two days before the 2004 presidential election.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10906.htm

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Let them eat pork:

Congressional leaders say it’s time to get serious about the deficit, so they cut $36-billion in spending on the country’s working poor. And then they give the wealthy $70-billion more in tax breaks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10902.htm

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