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 Information Clearing House  Digest 13-17 November 2005

 
 

Date: Thu, 17 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 193 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Democrats Have Evidence That The Bush Administration Deliberately Manipulated Pre-war Intelligence

By Jason Leopold

Senate Democrats have dug up additional explosive evidence over the past week that they say will help prove the Bush administration deliberately manipulated pre-war Iraq intelligence that was used to convince Congress and the public to support a pre-emptive strike against the Middle East country in March of 2003.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11051.htm

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It Is Time To Bring Them Home

All of Iraq must know that Iraq is free. Free from United States occupation.

By Rep. John Murtha

The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion. The American public is way ahead of us. The United States and coalition troops have done all they can in Iraq, but it is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering. The future of our country is at risk. We can not continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interest of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf Region.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11053.htm

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Documents Show Nixon Deception on Cambodia

By CAL WOODWARD
Associated Press Writer

Even after Richard Nixon’s secret war in Cambodia became known, the president persisted in deception. “Publicly, we say one thing,” he told aides. “Actually, we do another.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11044.htm

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10 U.S. casualties in Iraq as public swings against war :

A USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll released Wednesday said 54 percent of Americans want US troops withdrawn from Iraq within the next 12 months.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051117/wl_afp/iraq_051117083847

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Influential House Democrat Wants Immediate Iraq Withdrawal :

An influential House Democrat called the Iraq campaign “a flawed policy wrapped in illusion” today as he called for the immediate withdrawal of United States troops. “Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11052.htm

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Bush backs Cheney: says Democratic questioning not patriotic but “irresponsible” :

President Bush says it’s not patriotic for Democrats to question his use of pre-Iraq-war intelligence, it’s “irresponsible.”
www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4131135&nav=Bsmh

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Bush can’t handle the truth :

In one of the most intellectually incoherent major speeches ever delivered by a minor President, George W. Bush last week blamed “some Democrats and anti-war critics” for changing their minds about the war in Iraq and now saying they were deceived.
www.nydailynews.com/news/col/story/366489p-311821c.html

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The Big Lie Technique :

At a time when approximately 57 percent of Americans polled believe that President Bush deceived them on the reasons for the war in Iraq, it does seem a bit redundant to deconstruct the President’s recent speeches on that subject. Yet, to fail to do so would be to passively accept the Big Lie technique—which is how we as a nation got into this horrible mess in the first place.
www.thenation.com/doc/20051128/scheer1116

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McCain: Pentagon spending ‘unsustainable’:

Republican Sen. John McCain Tuesday said the massive Pentagon budget for the war in Iraq can’t be sustained because of the need to replace weapons.
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20051115-093116-3176r

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Among Insurgents in Iraq, Few Foreigners Are Found:

Analysis of offensive in Tall Afar suggests U.S., Iraq may be inflating foreign role in insurgency.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11040.htm

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Mother blames policy for son’s Iraq injuries :

“Stop-Loss is a very ugly lie,” she said. “They drafted my son so he could go over there and get blown up.”
www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/7210522p-7122975c.html

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Terrorist video hits home:

SOUTHEAST Asia’s most-wanted terrorist, Noordin Mohammed Top, has warned Australians to expect more attacks unless John Howard withdraws troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,17283205,00.html

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Baghdad Burning: Iraqi Girl Blog: Conventional Terror…:

Few Iraqis ever doubted the American use of chemical weapons in Falloojeh. We‚ve been hearing the terrifying stories of people burnt to the bone for well over a year now. I just didn‚t want it confirmed
tinyurl.com/76cma

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How the Pentagon Justifies Phosphorous Bombs on Fallujah:

In Post Saddam Iraq, There are No Civilians
www.counterpunch.org/lindorff11172005.html

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Cartoon of the week:
www.guardian.co.uk/cartoons/stevebell/0,7371,1644448,00.html

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Torture photos fuel scandal of secret Iraqi jail :

Graphic photographs of injuries allegedly suffered by detainees in Iraqi custody surfaced today as the government attempted to dismiss international criticism over a secret torture prison.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11047.htm

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Torture Photos gathered from contacts in Iraq:

– WARNING –

These pictures are very disturbing and should only be viewed by a mature audience
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11047.htm

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International outcry greets allegations of police abuse :

Seif Saad, an Iraqi guard, showed no remorse yesterday for the detention and alleged abuse of 173 prisoners in Baghdad. “We placed sacks on their heads and tied their hands behind their backs,” he said of their arrests, but, as far as he was concerned, they were suspected terrorists.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11050.htm

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Iraqi says he was held with hundreds in secret jail:

An Iraqi man told on Thursday how he was tortured along with hundreds of other detainees in an Interior Ministry building similar to a secret bunker at the centre of a prisoner abuse scandal.
hwww.informationclearinghouse.info/article11046.htm

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On the spot: ‘torture prison is tip of the iceberg’:

Everyone knows someone to whom this has happened.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11049.htm

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White House blamed for Iraq abuses :

The former US commander of Abu Ghraib prison says that she was held up unfairly as a scapegoat by “male warriors”, but the real blame for the abuse scandal rests with military leaders and the White House.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FACAF766-CD1A-473B-88F4-1E9F60AAB609.htm

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Bush Crimes Commision:

The commission aims to both frame and fuel a society-wide discussion of whether, or not, the administration of George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other high crimes.
www.bushcommission.org/overall_plan.htm

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American Faces Charge of Graft for Work in Iraq :

An American has been charged with paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to American occupation authorities and their spouses to obtain construction contracts, according to a complaint unsealed late yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11048.htm

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Saddam ‘punched by court clerks’ :

Saddam Hussein was attacked by two court clerks while undergoing questioning for his trial, Iraqi television has reported.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4444408.stm

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Woodward apologizes for silence on Plame leak :

Editor withheld information on leak from Bush official to avoid subpoena
msnbc.msn.com/id/10071449/

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Full Text of Bob Woodward’s Statement :

On Monday, November 14, I testified under oath in a sworn deposition to Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald for more than two hours about small portions of interviews I conducted with three current or former Bush administration officials that relate to the investigation of the public disclosure of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11041.htm

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National Security Adviser was Woodward’s source, attorneys say:

National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was the senior administration official who told Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA officer
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11042.htm

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Ted Rall: How the Media Can Restore Credibility:

Judith Miller, the mousy Bush Administration propaganda mouthpiece forced to retire from The New York Times last week, is hardly an anomaly. American journalism is contaminated by widespread institutional corruption.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11043.htm

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U.S. strike kills 3 al Qaeda fighters – Afghan governor:

A U.S. air strike killed three militants, described as al Qaeda fighters, during an air and ground operation in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan provincial governor said on Thursday.
tinyurl.com/859r8

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Iran nuclear plant ‘resumes work’: I

ran has begun processing a new batch of uranium at its Isfahan nuclear plant, diplomats close to the United Nation‚s nuclear watchdog have said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8C9D8772-9CF7-4E09-83FB-CA566D833A54.htm

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Muslim Brotherhood strongly supported in Egypt poll:

The Muslim Brotherhood has reaffirmed its position as Egypt‚s main opposition force, more than doubling its seats in parliament. The Muslim Brotherhood has been banned for half a century but may seek to use a greater presence in parliament to push its case for legitimisation
tinyurl.com/bfnkk

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Senators Threaten to Hold Up Patriot Act :

A bipartisan group of senators told congressional leaders Thursday they will try to block reauthorization of the Patriot Act to protest the elimination of Senate-pushed protections against ``unnecessary and intrusive government surveillance’’ in a House-Senate compromise.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5422150,00.html

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Senate Reaches “Compromise” on Habeas Corpus:

The Senate this week approved what lawmakers hailed as a bipartisan “compromise” on legal rights for Guantanamo Bay detainees that can still strip them of a federal trial.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/17/1515231

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Indiana-based Islamic Society cleared in Senate investigation:

In seeking the tax records of the Muslim groups in December 2003, Senate Finance Committee leaders said they would look at the “crucial role that charities and foundations play in terror financing” and that “often these groups are nothing more than shell companies.
www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051115/NEWS01/511150460

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Canada: ‘Massive empire of surveillance’:

Police would be able to demand all cellphone, Blackberry and Internet subscriber information without a warrant, under a sweeping surveillance bill introduced in Parliament yesterday.
tinyurl.com/7p2h6

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Compassion fatigue — or something more ugly?:

According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Americans doled out $1.3 billion for victims of the tsunami. And in the aftermath of the Pakistan quake? How does a paltry $13 million in private donations sound?
seattlepi.nwsource.com/jamieson/248391_robert15.html

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Lawmakers Acted on Heels of Abramoff Gifts :

Nearly three dozen members of Congress, including leaders from both parties, pressed the government to block a Louisiana Indian tribe from opening a casino while the lawmakers collected large donations from rival tribes and their lobbyist, Jack Abramoff.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051117/ap_on_go_co/tribes_letters___dollars

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Date: Wed, 16 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 192 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Evidence Mounts That Bush Wants New Wars

Do the People of the United States Care Enough to Stop Him?

By Bill Christison
Former CIA analyst

The people and the politicians of this country should rise from their apathy and shout, “No.” The time is past for useless analysis and discussion. We Americans, accounting for no more than five percent of the human inhabitants of this globe, should decide here and now whether we are going to be moral or immoral in our future relationships with the rest of the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11029.htm

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3 U.S. Soldiers and One Marine Among 11 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Three Iraqi policemen from the Facility Protection Service, a government-run security force, were killed by gunmen in Mosul
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM641404.htm

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5 Marines Killed as U.S. Pushes Sweep in Western Iraq :

Five Marines were killed and 11 were wounded this morning while they searched a house on the outskirts of this town in western Anbar Province
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11025.htm

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US raid finds 200 victims in secret Iraqi ‘torture’ jail:

UP TO 200 starving Iraqis bearing signs of torture have been found in an apparently secret jail in Baghdad in circumstances reminiscent of Saddam Hussein‚s regime.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11026.htm

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Iraqi PM and US forces had been told about ‘torture cells’ months ago:

US troops were stunned by what they found – many of the prisoners appeared to have been brutally beaten and most had been malnourished for weeks. There are also rumors of several dead bodies in the cell that showed signs of severe torture.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/1116/dailyUpdate.html

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Doing Unto Others as They Did Unto Us :

The SERE model’s embrace by the Pentagon’s civilian leaders is further evidence that abuse tantamount to torture was national policy, not merely the product of rogue freelancers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11027.htm

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Mogadishu on the Tigris: The Reality of Bush’s Iraq :

This story has the potential of becoming a “Katrina” moment: a revelatory episode that exposes long-suppressed truths about the reality of Bush’s “leadership” and its agonizing consequences.
tinyurl.com/9h9uo

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We Do Torture:

Failures require more spin than normal, but where does the president get off daring to speak for “we‰? 60% of Americans no longer believe he‚s honest, let alone justified in wasting American lives in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11036.htm

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Cindy Sheehan: I am prepared, to serve the maximum sentence:

I knew I was breaking the law by sitting on the White House sidewalk without a permit. But, I was sitting there to call attention to the murderers who live and work there
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11037.htm

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Republicans want exit strategy:

Republicans are growing increasingly anxious about the turn of public opinion against the war ahead of mid-term congressional elections next year.
tinyurl.com/7sjhz

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Senators send Bush message, seek strategy for exit from Iraq:

The resolution, which passed with broad bipartisan support, 79-19, calls for 2006 to be “a period of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty,” which would create conditions for “the phased redeployment of United States forces from Iraq.”
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2002626337_senateiraq16.html

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UK puts finishing touches to Iraq exit strategy:

According to several senior sources, the policy under discussion with Washington envisages the replacement of the current Iraqi prime minister Ibrahim Jaafari with a more effective successor.
tinyurl.com/cwvwe

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Israel wants US to pull out from Iraq:

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak today called upon the United States to reduce its forces in Iraq, saying Washington had ‘’made mistakes’’ and its continued presence in that country would complicate the problem with fallout in the entire West Asia.
news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=164415&cat=India

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U.S. admits using phosphorus as weapon in Iraq:

U.S. troops used white phosphorus as a weapon against insurgents in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, a spokesman for the U.S. military has admitted.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11023.htm

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UK used white phosphorus in Iraq :

UK troops have used white phosphorus in Iraq – but only to create smokescreens, Defence Secretary John Reid has said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11024.htm

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Marines Quiet About Brutal New Weapon:

It proved highly effective in the battle for Fallujah.
www.defensetech.org/archives/001944.html

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Bush Gang Swore Saddam Was Behind 9/11 In Lawsuit :

The debate over who was most responsible for convincing the nation that there was a link between Saddam and 9/11 will probably continue for years but an important piece of the puzzle can be found by zeroing in on a woman by the name of Laurie Mylroie, that most people have probably never heard.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11030.htm

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Americans Are Running Out Of Patience With Their “War President”:

Republican elder statesman, Gen Brent Scowcroft, national security advisor to Bush‚s father, accused Bush Jr of being `wrapped around the little finger‚ of Israel‚s PM Ariel Sharon.
www.ericmargolis.com/archives/2005/11/americans_are_r.php

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Confessions of a Repentant Republican:

This essay explores many of the issues that led me personally to the recognition that the policies I was supporting in Iraq were not consistent with the justifications made for the invasion in the spring of 2003, that implicit in our post-invasion actions was the goal of permanent occupation, which would ensure endless war and the resultant degradation of our liberty, our security, and our moral authority.
www.republicansforhumility.com/conf.html

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Charles Sullivan: Make them pay:

The question is how long will the people accept mendacity and moral decay and call it truth? Will the perpetrators of these crimes against nature and humanity be held accountable? Will they be forced to bear the fruits of their own labors?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11034.htm

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Five Police Killed By Blast In Afghanistan :

Afghan officials say five police officers were killed and two were injured after the vehicle they were traveling in hit a mine in the southeastern province of Paktika.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/11/cc5c5399-36f2-4cca-a4e0-c7f71bc83e04.html

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Three Afghans killed in blast: –

A suicide car-bomber attacked a military convoy including U.S. troops in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday, killing three Afghan civilians, witnesses and a senior official said.
tinyurl.com/ag72m

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Madrid opens inquiry into CIA ‘torture’ flights :

If the allegations proved true, Mr Alonso warned, “we would be looking at extremely serious, absolutely intolerable acts that violate rules for treating prisoners in a democratic society, and would demand a government response that would affect bilateral relations”.
news.independent.co.uk/europe/article327342.ece

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U.K. Orders Extradition of Terrorism Suspect to U.S. :

The U.K. government ordered the extradition of Babar Ahmad, a British man accused of raising money for the Taliban, to the U.S. to face trial on terrorism charges.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=a2ZICadxU9mw&refer=uk

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Not guilty. The Israeli captain who put 17 bullets into a Palestinian schoolgirl :

“This is commander. Anything that’s mobile, that moves in the zone, even if it’s a three-year-old, needs to be killed. “
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11028.htm

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Dear Hillary: Why is the victim required to guarantee the security of his oppressor ?

A letter from a Palestinian/American to Hilary Clinton
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11033.htm

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Suicide bomb survivor arrested in Salt, not Amman:

Interior Minister Awni Yirfas announced new regulations Tuesday aimed at keeping foreign militants from operating covertly in Jordan, including a demand that Jordanians notify authorities within 48 hours of any foreigners renting an apartment or house.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3464427

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Keeping Secrets in Jordan:

When al Qaeda in Iraq says that it undertook its attack because “the tyrant of Jordan has turned [the country] into a back yard for the enemies of Islam, such as the Jews and the Crusaders,” their rhetoric should not be dismissed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11031.htm

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Russia to Host Military Exercises With India in 2006-2007:

Russia and India are currently discussing contracts for the supply of Russian military equipment worth a total of $10 billion. The two countries are ready to start the joint production of defense technology for sale to third countries.
www.mosnews.com/news/2005/11/16/indiatrainings.shtml

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China Edging Out U.S. for APEC Leadership:

Analysts say China has virtually edged out the United States as the dominant economic and political force among the 21 Pacific Rim economies gathering this week in this South Korean port city.
tinyurl.com/92vxf

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Does Using The Word ‘Propaganda’ Help Corporations? :

The word propaganda is reserved for “political” or “military” communications, and this selective use reinforces a mental distinction between companies and governments, a distinction that is questionable given their intimate relationship and revolving-door staffing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11035.htm

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FEMA Tells 150,000 in Hotels to Exit In 15 Days:

No More Free Rooms For Katrina Evacuees
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11032.htm

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US oil firms met with Cheney panel, contrary to statements to Senate:

The government has kept details of the 2001 meetings secret, and executives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips told a Senate committee last week their firms did not participate in the 2001 energy task force.
www.politicalgateway.com/news/read.html?id=5367

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Cheney Sidesteps Travel Disclosure Rules: .

Instead of accepting reimbursement for such trips like other government travelers, it appears that his office labels them “official travel.” As a result, however, the public is kept largely unaware of where he and his staff are traveling, with whom they are meeting with and how much it costs, even though tax dollars are covering the bill.
www.publicintegrity.org/report.aspx?aid=760

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On the line: the internet’s future :

Ownership: World leaders meet today to discuss regulation; US fighting to regain control of global network. Censorship: State power increasingly used to limit access
news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/article327341.ece

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Finances Bleak at Pension Agency:

In its annual report to Congress, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. reported that the value of pension benefits it is obligated to pay exceeded its assets by $22.8 billion at the end of fiscal 2005. That figure is a slight improvement from a year earlier, when the shortfall was $23.3 billion.
tinyurl.com/e227x

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Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

None Of Us Are Free – If One Of Us Is Chained
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8199.htm

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 191 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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The US used chemical weapons in Iraq – and then lied about it

By George Monbiot

 
Did US troops use chemical weapons in Falluja? The answer is yes. The proof is not to be found in the documentary broadcast on Italian TV last week, which has generated gigabytes of hype on the internet. It’s a turkey, whose evidence that white phosphorus was fired at Iraqi troops is flimsy and circumstantial. But the bloggers debating it found the smoking gun.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11020.htm

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Spanish police expose more CIA links to secret flights of detainees

42 operatives traced going through Palma airport
Names unearthed match Italian and German inquiries

By Giles Tremlett in Madrid

Spanish police have traced up to 42 suspected CIA operatives believed to have taken part in secret flights carrying detained or kidnapped Islamist terror suspects to interrogation centres and jails in Afghanistan, Egypt and elsewhere.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11013.htm

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Riots are a class act – and often they’re the only alternative

France now accepts the need for social justice. No petition, peaceful march or letter to an MP could have achieved this

By Gary Younge

‘If there is no struggle, there is no progress,” said the African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. “Those who profess to favour freedom and yet depreciate agitation are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters … Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11001.htm

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Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?

By Steven E. Jones
Department of Physics and Astronomy. Brigham Young University

In writing this paper, I call for a serious investigation of the hypothesis that WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not just by damage and fires, but through the use of pre-positioned explosives.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11017.htm

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Iraq attacks kill nine policemen :

At least nine Iraqi policemen have been killed in three separate attacks by insurgents in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4438408.stm

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Marine Dies In Bomb Attack:

A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died Nov. 15 of wounds received from an improvised explosive device attack while conducting combat operations against the enemy in New Ubaydi, during :
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20051123.txt

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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), died of wounds received from small arms fire while conducting combat operations against the enemy in New Ubaydi
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20051122.txt

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Another Marine killed in IED attack:

A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action from an improvised explosive device attack while conducting combat operations against the enemy in New Ubaydi
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/Nov/051115a.htm

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Failed Jordan hotel bomber had three brothers killed by U-S forces:

Friends of an Iraqi woman who admits trying to blow herself up in Jordan say three of her brothers were killed by U-S forces.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11012.htm

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Senate Republicans Block Iraq Timetable:

The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday easily defeated a Democratic effort to pressure President Bush to outline a timetable for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. It then overwhelmingly endorsed a weaker statement of U.S. policy in Iraq.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051115/ap_on_go_co/congress_iraq

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In case you missed it: Video:

The Real Face of The U.S. Occupation Of Iraq:

How the U.S. military occupation looks from the other end of the gun barrel. On the ground footage shows the humiliation and dehumanization, inevitable in a colonial situation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8055.htm

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Iraqi PM: Detainees Apparently Starved and Tortured :

Iraq’s prime minister disclosed Tuesday that more than 170 malnourished Iraqi detainees were found at an Interior Ministry detention center and that they appear to have been tortured.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11015.htm

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Ex-detainees: U.S. troops threw us into lion cages:

Two Iraqi businessmen, who were imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq, claimed Monday that U.S. soldiers threw them into a cage of lions in a Baghdad palace, as part of a terrifying interrogation in 2003.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11014.htm

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UN report: Multinational forces violated international law:

“Such actions are contrary to international law governing armed conflict and in any event they constitute a denial of the protection of international human rights law,” the report said.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-11-14-iraq-un_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA

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U.S.-Iraq Troops Raid Government Jail Where Abuses Are Alleged:

Scores of bodies have been discovered in Baghdad and elsewhere around Iraq, handcuffed, blindfolded and shot through the head. Relatives of the dead often say that the last time they saw their loved ones, they were being led away by Iraqi police officers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11011.htm

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UN: US detains Iraqis in mass arrests:

The United Nations has reported that the US military in Iraq is detaining people faster than a new board can review their cases to determine whether their rights are being respected.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B08A367C-3F80-4AA8-B250-A78786E6ACFD.htm

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US sweep of arrests after Iraq invasion leads to few convictions :

More than 35,000 Iraqis have been detained by American troops since the invasion of the country but only a tiny fraction have been convicted of wrongdoing
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1642816,00.html

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‘I treated people who had their skin melted’ :

He had seen “pieces of these bombs explode into large fires that continued to burn on the skin even after people dumped water on the burns”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11010.htm

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The fog of war: white phosphorus, Fallujah and some burning questions :

Some have claimed the use of WP contravenes the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention which bans the use of any “toxic chemical” weapons which causes “death, harm or temporary incapacitation to humans or animals through their chemical action on life processes”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11008.htm

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Senate approves $491 billion defense bill :

The Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday authorizing $491.6 billion in defense programs, including policies on treatment of detainees likely to prompt a dispute with the House of Representatives.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051115/pl_nm/arms_congress_dc

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Exposed: The Carlyle Group :

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy. I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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Has GWB’s spending spree so far cost YOU PERSONALLY more than your annual salary?

According to Congressional records, George W. Bush’s out-of-control spending spree has cost YOU PERSONALLY at least $27,666 since he took over the White House in 2001
tinyurl.com/9xn3m

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Three killed in Karachi blast:

At least three people were killed and nearly a dozen wounded in a bomb blast from a car parked outside the PIDC Building in the Pakistani port city Karachi on Tuesday
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=7&id=355383

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Afghan roadside bomb kills US soldier:

One American soldier was killed and another wounded on Tuesday when their armored vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southeastern Afghanistan
tinyurl.com/7adyq

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Afghanistan: The war with no end :

Fears for Afghanistan’s future emerged in the wake of suggestions, by the British and Iraqi governments, that British troops could begin pulling out of Iraq by the end of next year.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article327097.ece

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Remembrance and Hypocrisy:

There is great ignorance of the war on Iraq within the British population. Many perceive Blair as a liar and can rightly guess that he pulled pretexts out of thin air to justify it?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11002.htm

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Unemployment Rate Skyrockets:

The return to civilian life for U.S. Soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan is full of pitfalls, with an unemployment rate three times the national average.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,80320,00.html

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Students rebuffing military recruiters:

More than 5,000 high school students in five of the state’s largest school districts have removed their names from military recruitment lists, a trend driven by continuing casualties in Iraq and a well-organized peace movement that has urged students to avoid contact with recruiters.
tinyurl.com/b9xgl

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Hands off Dave Airhart!!!

Kent State Administration Threatens Iraq Veteran with Expulsion for Counter-Recruitment Protest
www.traprockpeace.org/harold_washington_students/

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Provoking Syria: Cambodia All Over Again:

The analogy the administration is using for this invasion? Cambodia, which the Nixon administration accused of harboring North Vietnamese troops during the war in Southeast Asia.
www.counterpunch.com/hallinan11142005.html

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Arafat the obstacle has been exposed as a myth :

The Palestinian leader’s portrayal by the west and Israel has been a barrier both to understanding the conflict and to peace
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11021.htm

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Sharon’s Son Pleads Guilty of Corruption :

Sharon admitted to falsifying corporate documents, perjury and violating the party funding law. Under a plea deal, prosecutors dropped more serious charges of fraud and breach of trust.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5416095,00.html

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Secrecy order in CIA leak case challenged by media :

The proposed protective order, which was agreed to by Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, would cover grand jury transcripts, witness statements and a wide range of other documents involved in the case. Any leaks could result in civil and criminal fines, the order warns
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051115/pl_nm/bush_leak_dc

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Video: Prof, Steven E. Jones, “Why Indeed did the WTC Buildings Collapse?,‰

The Hidden History of 9-11. Flash video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11017.htm

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Mike Whitney: The Corporate Media‚s threat to Freedom :

Al Qaida may pose a threat to our security, but the alliance of state and media poses a clear and present danger to our freedom.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11022.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Elite Propaganda : The Myth of the Liberal Media:

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the “liberal media.” They reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of “elite propaganda.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6435.htm

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Civil liberties in danger, says ex-intel official :

The man who leaked thousands of pages of top secret documents to the media in 1971 to expose the U.S. government’s handling of the Vietnam War warned Saturday that another terrorist attack could permanently damage civil liberties.
tinyurl.com/dmp2r

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“We the People … Have No Clothes”:

Why You Need to Read this Pamphlet:

Today, we confront a government whose greed and thirst for power has deceived us into war, deserted thousands of us in a time of need knowing the devastation about to happen, and continued to fail us as we pleaded for help.
missionnotaccomplished.us/WTPv17n.pdf

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Australia: Supergrass ‘tipped off spies’ :

Further details of the alleged plot by 18 Muslim extremists to launch a jihad against Australia are expected to be revealed today, amid new claims that a turncoat “supergrass” has been feeding information to counter-terrorism agents.
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10355050

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 190 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Torture‚s out. Now they call it abuse

By Robert Fisk

American journalists now refer to “abuse laws” rather than torture laws. Yes, abuse sounds so much better, doesn‚t it? No screaming, no cries of agony when you‚re abused. No shrieks of pain. No discussion of the state of mind of the animals perpetrating this abuse on our behalf. And its as well to remember that the government of Lord Blair of Kut al-Amara has decided it‚s quite all right to use information gleaned from this sadism. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10992.htm

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This isn’t the real America

By Jimmy Carter

The U.S. has repudiated the Geneva accords and espoused the use of torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, and secretly through proxy regimes elsewhere with the so-called extraordinary rendition program. It is embarrassing to see the president and vice president insisting that the CIA should be free to perpetrate “cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment” on people in U.S. custody.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10995.htm

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Revealed: UK wartime torture camp

By Ian Cobain

The British government operated a secret torture centre during the second world war to extract information and confessions from German prisoners, according to official papers which have been unearthed by the Guardian.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10977.htm

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CIA allegedly hid evidence of Iraqi detainee’s torture and murder – report

By AFX News

The death of secret detainee Manadel al-Jamadi was ruled a homicide in a Defense Department autopsy, Time reported, adding that documents it recently obtained included photographs of his battered body, which had been kept on ice to keep it from decomposing, apparently to conceal the circumstances of his death.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10984.htm

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Iron Fisted America

By Charles Sullivan

Understanding the collective American psyche is no easy task. To those living in other lands we Americans are an enigma. Indeed, we are an enigma unto ourselves. To others we appear foolish, dim-witted, cowardly and morally bankrupt. To allow the rise of a fascist regime to take power is compelling evidence for those views. Let me try to explain why.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10983.htm

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U.S. Bombing Kill 37:

After a series of air strikes, U.S. and Iraqi troops moved into the town of Ubaydi, on the banks of the Euphrates river, 20 km (12 miles) from the border with Syria, as part of Operation Steel Curtain which began last week.
tinyurl.com/bxv78

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Iraq bombs kill 12;

Six civilians died when a road side bomb hit two passenger coaches in Ramadi
tinyurl.com/bxv78

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Police find 10 civilian bodies near borders with Iran:

Iraqi Police Sunday discovered bodies of 10 Iraqi civilians in a remote area near Badra town near the Iraq-Iran borders and the body of a police officer in Al-Nabi Younis Area in Mosul.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=786655

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Three foreigners dead in Baghdad Blast,:

Three foreign security contractors were killed and two others were injured in the blast near the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone Monday
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=787047

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2 Marines Killed in Assault on Small Iraqi Town :

Military officials offered no details on the American casualties except to say the majority were caused by hidden bombs that detonated as troops were searching streets and buildings while simultaneously responding to small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenade attacks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10989.htm

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CIA Accused of Using Airport in Mallorca :

Diario de Mallorca said more than a dozen CIA flights had used Palma airport. It said that in one case, a CIA plane involved in the alleged kidnapping of a German-born Lebanese national, Khaled al-Masri, in Macedonia early last year had taken off from Palma airport en route to Macedonia.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5413724,00.html

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US refuses to rule out use of torture:

Mr Hadley elaborated on the Bush policy, making clear the White House could see situations where the promise not to torture might not apply.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10988.htm

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Justice detained at Guantanamo:

People are trying to kill themselves to get out of custody, because they have no legal recourse. “They won’t let us live, but they won’t let us die,” one of our clients explained.
www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_3203612

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America’s prisoners in paradise:

Some prisoners, or “illegal combatants‰, are on hunger strike: there are allegations of men being shackled and force fed with a brutality that amounts to torture.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1072-1870939,00.html

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Policymakers on torture take note — remember Pinochet:

Before embarking on international travels, David Addington and others who are said to be closely associated with the crafting of the Bush administration’s policy on the interrogation of detainees would do well to reflect on the fate of Augusto Pinochet.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/13/INGUPFLGKJ1.DTL

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Dahr Jamail: Fallujah Revisited :

Nearly a year after they occurred, a few of the war crimes committed in Fallujah by members of the US military have gained the attention of some major media outlets (excluding, of course, any of the corporate media outlets in the US).
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10998.htm

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The Road from Fallujah to Amman :

There is a war going on and the Jordanian government is a party to this war. The masses should be forcing their government to retreat from supporting the US-led war in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10997.htm

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Iraqi Patsy Confesses on TV :

Have a look at this image of a blown-out drop ceiling in the Amman Hyatt (or this image taken at the Radisson) and tell me the damage was the result of a suicide bomber wearing a vest strapped with explosives, as claimed.
kurtnimmo.com/?p=119

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German Soldier Among 3 Killed In Afghan bombings:

At least three people, including one German soldier from the Nato-led peacekeepers, have been killed in two car bomb attacks by Taliban fighters in the Afghan capital, officials and witnesses say.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CD1AD7A5-4564-40B0-AF9F-8855215B4C5C.htm

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Israeli Soldiers kill wounded militant during patrol in Jenin :

Israel Occupation Forces troops shot and killed a Palestinian militant while he lay wounded in a yard in the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday, according to a military report released Sunday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10991.htm

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Clinton prostitutes herself for Zionist votes:

Sen. Clinton: I support W. Bank fence:

From the lookout, Clinton could see the barrier change from a concrete wall around parts of Jerusalem to an electrified fence on the approach to the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/644798.html

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Hillary Clinton: ‘This [Wall] is Not Against Palestinians’:

I am sure that the Palestinians are reassured by Ms. Clinton’s gibberish that the wall is not against them. And I am sure that they are duly edified that they must ‘change their attitudes about terrorism.’ I’d like to know what other ethnic group Clinton could stereotype so callously and get away with it. What craven, self serving claptrap:
umkahlil.blogspot.com/2005/11/hillary-clinton-this-wall-is-not.html

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Church leader accuses Israel of theft:

The moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has accused the Jewish state of “theft.”
tinyurl.com/dwyqh

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Gilad Atzmon : The case of Amir Peretz :

Amir Peretz‚s appearance is such a big revolution that Sharon and the Likud party are in a real state of panic. But the Likud isn‚t alone, Shas, the Orthodox Sepharadic party is mighty concerned as well. For the first time, a secular Sepharadic man is leading one of the two biggest parties.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10993.htm

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Israeli envoy to U.K. questioned in money-laundering probe :

Israeli Ambassador to Britain Zvi Hefetz was questioned Friday by the police international investigations unit over suspicions he was involved in money laundering of the Bank Hapoalim accounts of businessman Vladimir Gusinsky.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/645288.html

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War pimp alert:

Sharon blasts Syria-Iran ‘axis of evil’:

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has lumped Syria and Iran in his own “axis of evil” and urged stepped-up international efforts to contain the two regimes.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200511/s1505961.htm

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Iran denies claims about nuclear plan :

Conscious of US intelligence failures that falsely projected weapons of mass destruction inside Iraq, the Bush administration has kept the information secret but has briefed IAEA officials, including the agency’s director, Mohamed ElBaradei, as well as the British, French and German governments, in an effort to turn up the heat on Tehran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10996.htm

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Who knows on Padilla:

The world has known many nations where soldiers could jack people off the streets and dump them into a black hole of incarceration without charges or trials. It has seen woeful places where people could be branded traitors and denied an opportunity to fight the accusation that officials need never prove. Proudly, for 226 years the United States wasn’t one of those nations. Now it is.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11000.htm

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Detainees Deserve Court Trials:

Habeas corpus is older than even our Constitution. It is the right to compel the executive to justify itself when it imprisons people. But the Senate voted to abolish it for Adel, in favor of the same “combatant status review tribunal” that has already exonerated him. That secret tribunal didn’t have much impact on his life, but Graham says it is good enough.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10994.htm

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Autumn of Discontent:

The latest NEWSWEEK poll shows serious political trouble for President Bush.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10013594/site/newsweek/

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John Cusack: On Bush:

How depressing, corrupt, unlawful and tragically absurd the administration’s world view actually is…how low the moral bar has been lowered…and (though I know I’m capable of intellectually lazy notions of collective guilt) how complicit our silence as citizens is
news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20051111/cm_huffpost/010485

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Secretive firm helps U.S. wage information war abroad :

Contracts list such activities as tracking foreign reporters; “pushing” news favorable to U.S. forces; planting television news segments that promote American positions; and creating a grass-roots voting effort in Puerto Rico on behalf of the U.S. Navy, according to Pentagon records.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10990.htm

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Australia: Putting a muzzle on the media:

The Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005, now pending in the Senate, further entrenches severe risks for the operation of a free press in this country. We cannot preserve our democracy if we destroy institutions that serve it.
tinyurl.com/8g5n5

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Did Former Marine Jimmy Massey Lie About U.S. Military Atrocities in Iraq?

A Debate Between Massey and Embedded Reporter Ron Harris
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/14/1447248

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Powerful Government Accountability Office report confirms key 2004 stolen election findings:

As a legal noose appears to be tightening around the Bush/Cheney/Rove inner circle, a shocking government report shows the floor under the legitimacy of their alleged election to the White House is crumbling.
www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2005/1529

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The Army Digs a Trench in Spanish Harlem:

Residents of East Harlem are outraged over an Army recruiting station that will soon open in their neighborhood. They say that the U.S. Army is stepping up efforts to over-target neighborhoods with high concentrations of Blacks and Latinos.
tinyurl.com/9hxq5

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 189 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Revealed: UK wartime torture camp

By Ian Cobain

The British government operated a secret torture centre during the second world war to extract information and confessions from German prisoners, according to official papers which have been unearthed by the Guardian.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10977.htm

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CIA allegedly hid evidence of Iraqi detainee’s torture and murder – report

By AFX News

The death of secret detainee Manadel al-Jamadi was ruled a homicide in a Defense Department autopsy, Time reported, adding that documents it recently obtained included photographs of his battered body, which had been kept on ice to keep it from decomposing, apparently to conceal the circumstances of his death.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10984.htm

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Iron Fisted America

By Charles Sullivan

Understanding the collective American psyche is no easy task. To those living in other lands we Americans are an enigma. Indeed, we are an enigma unto ourselves. To others we appear foolish, dim-witted, cowardly and morally bankrupt. To allow the rise of a fascist regime to take power is compelling evidence for those views. Let me try to explain why.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10983.htm

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Three U.S. Soldiers Killed In Iraq:

The Multi-National Forces declared on Sunday that three US soldiers died in two separate incidents on Saturday in Iraq.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=786884

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U.S. soldier dies three weeks after explosion in Iraq :

The Department of Defense says the 35-year-old Army Sergeant died Tuesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division,
www.wofl.com/_ezpost/data/30017.shtml

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UK troops out of Iraq ‘next year’ :

British troops could leave Iraq by the end of next year, the country’s president Jalal Talabani has predicted.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4432480.stm

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War pimp alert:

U.S. builds case of Iran bomb on laptop clues:

In mid-July, senior American intelligence officials called the leaders of the international atomic inspection agency to the top of a skyscraper overlooking the Danube in Vienna and unveiled the contents of what they said was a stolen Iranian laptop computer.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10979.htm

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Text of woman’s confession on Jordan TV:

Text of an Iraqi woman’s confession on state-run Jordan TV that she intended to bomb the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman, Jordan, on Nov. 9 as part of suicide attacks on three hotels that killed 57 others
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10978.htm

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Jordanian soldiers seduced by Al-Qaeda Œaided‚ suicide attacks:

A NATIONWIDE hunt for the accomplices of suicide bombers who blew up three hotels in Amman, killing 57 people, has led to the arrest of at least 10 members of the Jordanian armed forces, triggering worries that Al-Qaeda has infiltrated the Arab army most closely allied to the West.
www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-1869574,00.html

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1,100 Lawyers Leave Saddam Defense Team :

Some 1,100 Iraqi lawyers have withdrawn from Saddam Hussein’s defense team, citing insufficient protection following the slayings of two peers representing co-defendants of the ousted Iraqi leader.
tinyurl.com/9ox7h

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Peretz threatens to bring down Sharon :

New Labour Party chief Amir Peretz threatened on Sunday to bring down Ariel Sharon’s coalition government next week unless the prime minister meets him quickly to agree on a date for an early election.
tinyurl.com/92428

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Uri Avnery: A Great Miracle:

For the first time, the Labor party is headed by an authentic representative of the North African community – not an “ethnic” politician, but a national leader who is proud of his roots.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10982.htm

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Lyon burns as riots hit city centre :

Violence moves out of the suburbs for the first time while Paris prepares for the worst
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1641567,00.html

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Guantanamo inmates to lose all rights :

Human rights campaigners are calling it the ‘November surprise’ – a last-minute amendment smuggled into a Pentagon finance bill in the US Senate last Thursday. Its effects are likely to be devastating: the permanent removal of almost all legal rights from ‘war on terror’ detainees at Guantanamo Bay and every other similar US facility on foreign or American soil.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10975.htm

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Mike Whitney : The Senate agrees to Imprisonment without Charges:

None of the Guantanamo inmates have ever been charged with a crime. The Senate vote ensures that they never will.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10981.htm

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Frank Rich : ‘We Do Not Torture’ and Other Funny Stories :

If it weren’t tragic it would be a New Yorker cartoon. The president of the United States, in the final stop of his forlorn Latin America tour last week, told the world, “We do not torture.” Even as he spoke, the administration’s flagrant embrace of torture was as hard to escape as publicity for Anderson Cooper.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10985.htm

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Is America above the Geneva Conventions?:

The debate over an anti-torture bill is a sad moment for a country that once stood for human rights.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10980.htm

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Video : Sister Dianna Ortiz, OSU “I Was Tortured”:

“Many of our fellow Americans wear a blindfold hiding from the truth of what our government is doing. But each of you has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a voice to oppose this crime against humanity.‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8807.htm

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Larry C. Johnson: … And why it should never be one:

‘m a former CIA officer and a former counterterrorism official. During the last few months, I have spoken with three good friends who are CIA operations officers, all of whom have worked on terrorism at the highest levels. They all agree that torturing detainees will not help us. In fact, they believe that it will hurt us in many ways.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10987.htm

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Blair Faces New Inquiry into Iraq War :

MPs organising the campaign to impeach Tony Blair believe they have enough support to force a highly damaging Commons investigation into the Prime Minister’s pre-war conduct.
www.sundayherald.com/52851

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Grand Daddy Neocon Shoots Messenger :

Norman Podhoretz, the grand daddy of the Straussian neocons, expends a few thousand words in an attempt to convince us George Bush didn‚t lie when he told us Saddam had a WMD program and was in cahoots with Osama bin Laden.
kurtnimmo.com/?p=118

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Methodist Bishops Repent Iraq War ‘Complicity’ :

Ninety-five bishops from President Bush’s church said Thursday they repent their “complicity” in the “unjust and immoral” invasion and occupation of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10986.htm

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Robert Scheer: On Leaving the LA Times :

On Friday I was fired as a columnist by the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, where I have worked for thirty years. The publisher, Jeff Johnson, who has offered not a word of explanation to me, has privately told people that he hated every word that I wrote. I assume that mostly refers to my exposing the lies used by President Bush to justify the invasion of Iraq.
www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-scheer/on-leaving-the-la-tim_b_10509.html

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Three policemen killed in southern Afghanistan:

Taliban gunned down three policemen in fresh spate of violence in southern Afghanistan on Sunday.
www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=786840

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Unheeded warnings before Sept. 11 could turn case in Moussaoui’s favour :

The fact that the U.S. government overlooked numerous warning signs in the run-up to the Sept. 11 attacks is an old story that is being used in a new way in the Zacarias Moussaoui case. It could save his life.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10974.htm

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Libby May Have Tried to Mask Cheney’s Role:

To critics, the timing suggests an attempt to obscure Cheney’s role, and possibly his legal culpability. The vice president is shown by the indictment to be aware of and interested in Plame and her CIA status long before her cover was blown.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10976.htm

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Paper admits libel of Annan’s son :

Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper has agreed to pay damages to Kojo Annan, the son of the UN secretary general, after backing down in a libel case.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4428050.stm

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Marchers Protest Inmate Death, Urge End to Use of Stun Guns:

About 200 protesters marched through this Atlanta suburb Saturday, urging police to stop using stun guns like the one that shocked an inmate who later died.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB1Y20MYFE.html

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