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 Information Clearing House  Digest 23-27 November 2005

 
 

Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In Bush’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered In Bush’s War 2108
icasualties.org/oif/

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Fascism then. Fascism now?

When people think of fascism, they imagine Rows of goose-stepping storm troopers and puffy-chested dictators. What they don’t see is the economic and political process that leads to the nightmare.

By Paul Bigioni

Before the rise of fascism, Germany and Italy were, on paper, liberal democracies. Fascism did not swoop down on these nations as if from another planet. To the contrary, fascist dictatorship was the result of political and economic changes these nations underwent while they were still democratic. In both these countries, economic power became so utterly concentrated that the bulk of all economic activity fell under the control of a handful of men.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11155.htm

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Caped Crusaders in a Comic Book War

Our valiant crusaders˜oil executives by day, freedom fighters by night˜return to the world stage once again

By Jerry Ghinelli

When we last left them, our heroes, Bush Wayne and his trusted companion, Dick Grayson-Cheney, were heading east to Iran to hunt for weapons of mass destruction, free the Iranian people from the axis of evil and bring American-style democracy to all the good people of the Middle East.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11153.htm

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Seven Iraqi soldiers killed in roadside bombings in western Iraq:

Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed Sunday in two separate roadside bomb attacks in Iraq`s restive city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, witnesses said.
www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=394911

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Bomb Kills U.S. Marine:

Police said on Sunday they had found the beheaded body of a former Iraqi army cook in Hawija
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L27696235.htm

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‘Trophy’ video exposes private security contractors shooting up Iraqi drivers:

The video has sparked concern that private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis.
tinyurl.com/ag2va

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Bush may signal Iraq drawdown:

President Bush plans what is being billed as a major speech on Iraq for Wednesday amid signs that the administration is changing course.
washingtontimes.com/upi/20051126-065127-9906r.htm

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What To Do About Iraq:

It’s not just a matter of “getting out,” although that’s Number 1 on the Christmas Wish List. There are several other things the U.S. must also do for a humane and conscientious resolution to the horrors of our war against Iraq. My list of the necessary steps for reparation in Iraq and movement toward reconciliation with the Muslim world include the following.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11154.htm

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US slows local troops, Shi’ite politician says:

The leader of Iraq’s most powerful political party has called on the United States to let Iraqi fighters take an aggressive role, saying they will defeat the insurgency only when the United States lets Iraqis get tough.
tinyurl.com/ct34l

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Abuses as bad as under dictator, claims Allawi:

Abuse of human rights in Iraq is as bad now as it was under Saddam Hussein, if not worse, former prime minister Iyad Allawi said in an interview published yesterday.
tinyurl.com/87uxo

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Iraq Sunni clerics urge U.S. boycott:

raqi Sunni scholars Saturday called on Iraqis to boycott U.S. and British goods and demanded the gradual withdrawal of foreign forces from their country.
washingtontimes.com/upi/20051126-122448-6417r.htm

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Militant looms as Iraq kingmaker :

Wielding violence and political popularity as complementary tools, Sadr, the Shiite cleric who has defied the U.S. authorities since the fall of Saddam Hussein, is cementing his role as one of Iraq’s most powerful figure
www.iht.com/articles/2005/11/27/news/cleric.php

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Bush plot to bomb al-Jazeera is a conspiracy theory, says Blair:

People who have seen the document say the real reason that it is being suppressed by the Government is because it contains a potentially damaging private discussion between the two leaders about the controversial United States attack on the Iraqi city of Fallujah last year.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/11/27/njaz27.xml

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The leak that revealed Bush’s deep obsession with al-Jazeera :

The US president planned to bomb the Qatar-based channel – that was the remarkable claim made in a top-secret memo. Why is the world’s most powerful man so worried about a TV station?
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1651765,00.html

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Rumsfeld‚s Al-Jazeera outburst:

Al-Jazeera was accused by Donald Rumsfeld, the American defence secretary, of broadcasting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable‰ reports about the war in Iraq the day before President George W Bush met Tony Blair at the White House and apparently suggested bombing the station‚s headquarters.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1892464,00.html

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So what have they got to hide?

Official secrets, lies, and the truth about the assault on Fallujah
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article329622.ece

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Growing bored of the carnage ∑ as crime of the century unfolds:

We‚ve all familiar now with “compassion fatigue‰, when we become inured to the plight of disaster victims in uncharismatic parts of the world such as Kashmir. Well, I fear we are now developing a kind of “atrocity fatigue‰ over Iraq.
www.sundayherald.com/53063

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The Plastic Turkey President :

The plastic turkey president was the same president who warned Americans of a potential Saddam-sent mushroom cloud over the United States – at a time when U.S. intelligence said Saddam had no nuclear weapons;
democracyrising.us/content/view/374/151/

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While We Were Sleeping: Where Was the Media Between Invasion and Murtha?

Networks Gave Vietnam War Twice the Minutes Iraq Gets; Baghdad Bureaus Cut Back; Amanpour: ŒPatronizing‚
www.observer.com/pageone_coverstory1.asp

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In case you missed it:

Meet the Carlyle Group :

Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders Making Billions in the War on Terrorism
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2321.htm

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Clark Arrives to Assist Saddam Defense:

Clark has been advising nearly a dozen international lawyers on Saddam’s defense team. He has contended that Saddam’s rights have been violated in the legal process following his capture
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051127/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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2 Taliban militants killed in S. Afghanistan :

Two Taliban militants were killed and 2 captured Saturday after a firefight with Afghan police in southern province of Zabul, a local official said Sunday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/27/content_3843007.htm

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Taliban attack on provincial capital leaves 1 police dead :

Taliban militia in an offensive on government institutions including the Governor House in southeast Paktika province on Saturday killed one police and wounded another,Corps Commander of the province said Sunday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/27/content_3842685.htm

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Taliban claim killing 5 Afghan, 2 US troops in Uruzgan

Taliban claim to have killed five Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf said Taliban carried out attack on the convoy of Afghan troops in Deh Raud district of Uruzgan province that resulted in killing five of them.
www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=90105

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Afghan court slipping back to Taliban ways:

The prosecutors say Ali Mohaqeq Nasab deserves to die for what he did. Jailers shaved his head. He was pulled into court wearing handcuffs and leg shackles.
www.rep-am.com/story.php?id=30821

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wins seats:

The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood captured 29 more seats in weekend parliamentary runoff elections, the group and Interior Ministry officials said Sunday, meaning the organization will control at least five times more seats in the new legislature than it does now.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/13269502.htm

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Canning reform:

In light of Islamist electoral victories, neoconservatives in Washington about face, seeing democracy in the Middle East as not such a good idea after all
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/770/op11.htm

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Sharon eyes ‘Presidential system’ if returned to power:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is eyeing at an overhauling of the Israeli political system if he returns to power, pressing for a ‘Presidential system’ in which the Premier would be directly elected by people along with regional polls to choose Knesset members.
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=59045

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Israel Gradually Occupies Eastern Jerusalem :

Israel is in actual fact occupying parts of Jerusalem where Arabs reside by using Jewish settlements and the “firewall” with the idea in mind of prohibiting East Jerusalem from being the capital of the independent Palestinian state.
www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20051126&hn=26809

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Europe protests CIA activity on its soil:

Outrage in many countries triggers parliamentary inquiries and a handful of criminal prosecutions
www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051126/NATION/511260424

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European investigator: Large CIA detention bases unlikely”

It is possible that there were detainees that stayed 10, 15 or 30 days,” Marty told reporters, without referring to any country. “We do not have the full picture.”
www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/11/26/news/nation/19_55_4911_25_05.txt

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Bolton loses British backing for UN tactics:

The rare public disagreement between the two close allies comes as the showdown over reforms at the UN’s New York headquarters becomes increasingly acrimonious.
tinyurl.com/bmosg

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Lawmakers Under Scrutiny in Probe of Lobbyist:

Ney and DeLay Among the Members of Congress Said to Be a Focus of Abramoff Investigation
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11151.htm

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In Terror Cases, Administration Sets Own Rules :

The administration has argued, with varying degrees of success, that judges should have essentially no role in reviewing its decisions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11152.htm

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Pentagon Expanding Its Domestic Surveillance Activity:

The Pentagon has pushed legislation on Capitol Hill that would create an intelligence exception to the Privacy Act, allowing the FBI and others to share information gathered about U.S. citizens with the Pentagon, CIA and other intelligence agencies
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11150.htm

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Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In Bush’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered In Bush’s War 2107
icasualties.org/oif/

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Revolution

By John S. Hatch

There is within the mythology America finds so indispensable something so sick and downright evil, but so pervasive that even after all the revelations of torture and rape and murder sanctioned at the highest levels of government, even now the numbness persists, and writers still insist on thinking that America is somehow a shining example of decency
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11146.htm

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Assassinations…

By River Bend Blog

When you read it on the internet, it‚s nothing like seeing scenes of it on television. They showed the corpses and the family members- an elderly woman wailing and clawing at her face and hair and screaming that soldiers from the Ministry of Interior had killed her sons. They shot them in front of their mother, wives and children∑ Even when they slaughter sheep, they take them away from the fold so that the other sheep aren‚t terrorized by the scene.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11148.htm

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The US Plans a Long, Long Stay in Iraq

by Eric Margolis

While President George Bush hints at eventual troop withdrawals, the Pentagon is busy building four major, permanent air bases in Iraq that will require heavy infantry protection.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11144.htm

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The long march of Dick Cheney

For his entire career, he sought untrammeled power. The Bush presidency and 9/11 finally gave it to him — and he’s not about to give it up.

By Sidney Blumenthal

The hallmark of the Dick Cheney administration is its illegitimacy. Its essential method is bypassing established lines of authority; its goal is the concentration of unaccountable presidential power. When it matters, the regular operations of the CIA, Defense Department and State Department have been sidelined.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11149.htm

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Car bombs kill 16 in Iraq:

Two car bombs killed 16 civilians today in a blast at a petrol station in central Iraq and another one targeting a two-car convoy carrying foreigners through central Baghdad, police said.
tinyurl.com/abu6c

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U.S. Soldier Among 14 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and two were wounded on Saturday when gunmen attacked their patrol in Balad, 90 km (55 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25764419.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed:

A Soldier assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against the enemy in Hit
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/Nov/051126f.htm

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Matthew Parris : Our unconscious minds know the truth: the war is lost. We must get out:

The occupation didn‚t work. Only the order of retreat remains to be settled.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1065-1891608,00.html

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Lost Legs, Burned Faces and White House Lies: What Are They Dying For?:

Nothing has appeared in the mainstream media about Specialist Benson of the 101st Airborne who has lost his legs, or about Sergeant Akers of the Michigan National Guard who is horribly burned. They are not on the front pages.
www.counterpunch.com/cloughley11262005.html

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Media Disinformation and Death Squads in Occupied Iraq:

This article considers who the intellectual authors of these crimes against humanity are and what purpose they serve in the context of the ongoing occupation of the country.
tinyurl.com/893en

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An Innocent Man in the Hell of Guantánamo :

He’s forgotten nothing of the pain, the humiliation, the solitude. American investigators took a year to clear him. And another year to free him. Beyond the revolting injustice to which he was victim, former journalist Bader Zaman denounces the arbitrariness of American detention centers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11145.htm

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CIA Whitewashing Torture :

Statements by Goss Contradict U.S. Law and Practice
www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/11/21/usdom12069.htm

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Britain gives approval to torture, claims Amnesty :

“We want to open people’s eyes to what is being done in their name. Whilst we used to be sending diplomats around the world stopping torture we are flying them around the world to sign agreements with countries that use torture.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11147.htm

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VIDEO: ONE NIGHT OF ABUSE

“A Few Bad Apples”, unravels the events of one night˜October 25, 2003˜events captured in one of those famous photographs. Three Iraqis, detained by American soldiers at the prison, are dragged from their cells, made to crawl naked along the floor and chained together on the ground and forced to mimic sex. More soldiers gather. Some participate in the humiliation of the detainees, others stand by and watch.

www.cbc.ca/fifth/video_player.html?badapples

www.cbc.ca/fifth/badapples/index.html

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Terror suspects should be prosecuted not tortured:

For the past year, beginning with the Senate testimony of Alberto Gonzales, US attorney general, in January, the Bush administration has claimed the power to subject detainees to “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment‰, as long as the victim is a non-American held outside the US. To provide a locale for such mistreatment, it has established secret detention centres in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/11/22/usint12079.htm

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Jazeera seeks Blair meeting: –

Arabic news channel Al Jazeera’s general manager flew to London on Friday to demand the government explain a leaked report that U.S. President George W. Bush wanted to bomb the TV station.
tinyurl.com/9h37y

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We’re Prepared To Pay The Price Of Freedom, Are You? :

After Blair’s threat to jail any editor who reports the Bomb Al-Jazeera memo, we thought there would be an outcry. Who would stand up for press freedom, or at least the freedom not to be bombed to buggery?
www.blairwatch.co.uk/node/603

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Eight Afghan troops killed in Taliban attacks:

Swedish peacekeeper dies after Afghanistan bomb blast
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=126601

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GIs In Afghanistan Dodge Charges:

Four U.S. soldiers face disciplinary action for burning the bodies of two Taliban rebels, but they will not be charged with crimes because their actions were motivated by hygienic concerns, the military said Saturday.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/11/26/terror/main1075736.shtml

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Iranian president calls for war crimes charges on US :

Iran‚s hard-line president called for the Bush administration to be tried on war crimes charges related to Iraq and denounced the West for its stance on Iran‚s controversial nuclear programme, state-run television reported today.
www.breakingnews.ie/2005/11/26/story232183.html

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Police restrict voting in Egypt runoff:

Egyptian police have restricted voting in areas contested by the opposition Muslim Brotherhood and detained more than 600 Islamists trying to build on early successes in parliamentary elections.
tinyurl.com/9m3v4

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Foreign Office ‘unrelentingly pro-Palestinian’ says Israel :

Israel has reacted angrily to a confidential Foreign Office document accusing it of illegally expanding Jewish settlements and routing the West Bank barrier to prevent east Jerusalem from becoming the Palestinian capital.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1651249,00.html

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Abramoff probe broader than thought: paper:

Prosecutors in the department’s public integrity and fraud divisions are looking into Abramoff’s dealings with four Republicans — former House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio, Rep. John Doolittle of California and Sen. Conrad Burns of Montana.
tinyurl.com/a95uf

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Former Abramoff partner to cooperate:

A plea deal was filed Monday, when Scanlon pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe public officials.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Lobbyist_Fraud.html

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Feds Arrest Islamic Religious Leader:

Federal authorities arrested an Islamic religious leader Friday as they began the process of deporting him for supporting terrorist groups.
www.onnnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=4165928

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Commuting By Bus In Denver? Papers, Please:

The cops shoved her out of the bus, handcuffed her, threw her into the back seat of a police cruiser, and drove her to a police station
www.papersplease.org/davis/facts.html

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America is caught in a conflict between science and God :

A new exhibition on Darwin’s life and work is a defiant gesture against US biblical literalism
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1651333,00.html

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Why the middle classes go scavenging in dustbins:

A 1997 study by the US Department of Agriculture estimated that the US wastes about 43 billion kilograms of food a year. That is about 27 per cent of US production, but the true figure is as much as 50 per cent, according to ten years of research by Timothy Jones at the University of Arizona.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1891251,00.html

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Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2005

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In Bush’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered In Bush’s War 2105
icasualties.org/oif/

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The Power of Nightmares –

THIS IS A MUST WATCH DOCUMENTARY

Each program is 58 minutes long – – Real Video – If you only have time to watch one program then please watch part III

Part 1 tinyurl.com/7qhmt
Part 2 tinyurl.com/af2aw
Part 3 tinyurl.com/8j27y

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US ran Guantanamo-style prison in Kosovo :

The Council of Europe’s Human rights commissioner Alvaro Gil-Robles said he had been ‘shocked’ by conditions at the barbed wire-rimmed centre inside a US military base, which he witnessed in 2002.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11138.htm

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Indictment Portrays Padilla as Minor Figure in a Plot

By NEIL A. LEWIS

Among the overt acts that the government says demonstrate his participation in the conspiracy is his 1996 application for a passport.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11133.htm

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Torture claims ‘forced US to cut terror charges’

By Jamie Wilson in Washington

The Bush administration decided not to charge Jose Padilla with planning to detonate a radioactive “dirty bomb” in a US city because the evidence against him was extracted using torture on members of al-Qaida, it was claimed yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11137.htm

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Mainstream journalism is the voice of rampant power

By John Pilger

The Indian writer Vandana Shiva has called for an “insurrection of subjugated knowledge.” The insurrection is well under way. In trying to make sense of a dangerous world, millions of people are turning away from the traditional sources of news and information and to the World Wide Web, convinced that mainstream journalism is the voice of rampant power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11134.htm

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Doubts Now Surround Account of Snipers Amid New Orleans Chaos

By James Rainey

A teenager critically wounded that day, speaking about the incident for the first time, said in an interview that police shot him for no reason, delivering a final bullet at point-blank range with what he thought was an assault rifle. Members of another family said one of those killed was mentally disabled, a childlike innocent who made a rare foray from home in a desperate effort to find relief from the flood.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11135.htm

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Holiday turns grim in Iraq: Bombs kill 36:

No American dignitaries made surprise trips to dine with American soldiers, as they have on previous holidays.
tinyurl.com/acwmp

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Three US servicemen reported killed in Iraq:

In another development, three armed gunmen were killed in an armed clash in the village of Sefwan south of the city of Basra. A fourth one was taken prisoner.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=790740

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U.S. already planning Iraq pullout, lawmakers say :

The lawmakers’ remarks are among the first indications that concrete steps are being taken to redeploy some of the 160,000 troops currently in Iraq
www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=IRAQ-TROOPS-11-25-05

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Poland to withdraw troops from Iraq next year:

Poland will pull its troops out of Iraq in 2006 but it may move the deadline for withdrawal from January to mid-year, Polish Defense Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Friday.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051125/ts_nm/iraq_poland_dc_1

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Lithuania to Withdraw Part of Troops from Iraq
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=135&newsid=77320&ch=0&datte=2005-11-25

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Ray McGovern: Will the US Seize the Opportunity for Troop Withdrawal?:

The common demand, by Shia and Kurds as well as Sunnis, for a timetable for withdrawal of occupation forces demolishes the administration’s argument that setting such a timetable would be a huge mistake. Who would know better-the Iraqis or the ideologues advising Bush?
www.counterpunch.org/mcgovern11252005.html

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Chris Floyd: First Light :

We should take heart from events like Murtha’s declaration and Bush’s freefall in the polls. There has been a shift in the political landscape, which provides cautious but credible grounds for hope of some measure of change. Not a false triumphalism, for there is never any final “triumph” in human affairs; there is only the continual, never-ending task of trying to rise above our worst instincts.
tinyurl.com/8o99j

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Dahr Jamail : Life Goes On in Fallujah’s Rubble:

This month, U.S. Marine Col. David Berger, who is commander of the 8th Regimental Combat Team and responsible for Fallujah, told reporters, “[Fallujah’s residents] don’t see any progress, they don’t see any action. They hear a lot of words, a lot of promises, but not a lot of product.”
tinyurl.com/akb2q

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Andrew Greeley: Is Bush lying about his lies?:

Not only did the Bush administration deceive the American people about the reasons for invading Iraq, it is now deceiving them about the deceptions.
www.suntimes.com/output/greeley/cst-edt-greel25.html

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Crude Designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq‚s Oil Wealth :

While the Iraqi people struggle to define their future amid political chaos and violence, the fate of their most valuable economic asset, oil, is being decided behind closed doors.
www.globalpolicy.org/security/oil/2005/crudedesigns.htm

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15,000 hepatitis cases reported in Baghdad neighborhood:

The investigation shows dramatic increases not only in hepatitis, a serious disease of the liver, but also in cases of major communicable diseases.
tinyurl.com/c75kp

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Taliban’s letter with the body: ‘India, stop work, we fighting America’:

The note found on Maniyappan’s body asks India not to intervene in Taliban’s fight against the US and demands stoppage of all work.
tinyurl.com/a3sq2

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US ran Guantanamo-style prison in Kosovo :

The Council of Europe’s Human rights commissioner Alvaro Gil-Robles said he had been ‘shocked’ by conditions at the barbed wire-rimmed centre inside a US military base, which he witnessed in 2002.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11138.htm

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Thanksgiving in the CIA’s Secret Prisons:

The inmates rarely see daylight, and the CIA gives them the bare minimum to make sure they do not die in U.S. custody. That includes the cans of Ensure and shots of vitamin B12.
abcnews.go.com/WNT/Thanksgiving/story?id=1342154

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Dutch foreign minister warns US on human rights abuses :

Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot today warned the US government that if it continued to ‘hide’ over reports of secret prisons in eastern Europe, Dutch contributions to US-led military missions could be affected, the ANP news agency reported.
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/11/24/afx2353398.html

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CIA allegedly flying terrorist suspects via German airports :

Terror suspects detained by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) landed at American airbases in Germany, a newspaper reported Friday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/25/content_3835161.htm

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Amnesty International: Torture is killing a person without them dying:

One US research group estimates there to be some eight to 15 secret detention sites throughout the world in at least eight countries. It’s believed that detainees are being moved from site to site to evade public knowledge and scrutiny and that foreign intelligence agents are being used to extract information, usually through torture and ill-treatment.
news.amnesty.org/index/ENGPOL300362005

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Video: Secrets of the CIA
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8085945499556832271&q=cia

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U.S.-Funded Report Urges Israel To Take First Step Toward Nuclear Disarmament:

A new study commissioned and partially funded by the Pentagon urges Israel to take the first step in launching a nuclear disarmament process in the Middle East, arguing that such a move is the only way to block Iran’s development of weapons of mass destruction and head off a regional arms race.
www.forward.com/articles/6924

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Secret British document accuses Israel :

A confidential Foreign Office document accuses Israel of rushing to annex the Arab area of Jerusalem, using illegal Jewish settlement construction and the vast West Bank barrier, in a move to prevent it becoming a Palestinian capital.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11137.htm

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Secret EU report launches scathing attack on Israel :

European governments should consider direct intervention in an attempt to curb the systematic measures being undertaken by Israel to increase its control and population in the historically – and legally – Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem, a highly sensitive EU report concludes.
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10356979

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Could Palestinians reject Palestinian state?

The settlement enterprise is changing Palestinian attitudes, but not in the direction Israel would like
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3174809,00.html

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Chávez the Bush baiter :

Hugo Chávez knows how to wind up the US government. His latest wheeze – selling discounted home heating oil to chilly residents of Massachusetts – follows his offer to help victims of Bush administration bungling over Hurricane Katrina. But the Venezuelan president’s tweaking of Washington noses extends beyond weather-related crises.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldbriefing/story/0,15205,1650429,00.html

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Ukraine demands ‘genocide’ marked :

Ukraine has designated 26 November as an official day of remembrance for victims of “Holodomor” – meaning murder by hunger – and other political crackdowns.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4471256.stm

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U.S. Poor Expected to Bear Brunt of Budget-Cutting Measures:

A budget-cutting bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week has left countless groups—especially those advocating on behalf of the poor and the environment—devastated by what they say is irresponsible favoritism of rich individuals and corporations.
tinyurl.com/7u97g

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Paul Krugman : Bad for the Country :

GM’s woes are yet another reminder of the urgent need to fix our health care system. It’s long past time to move to a national system that would reduce cost, diminish the burden on employers who try to do the right thing and relieve working American families from the fear of lost coverage.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11136.htm

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Carbon dioxide levels highest in 650,000 years: studies :

With the first in-depth analysis of the air bubbles trapped in the ice core of east Antarctica, scientists have discovered that today’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are the highest in 650,000 years.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/25/content_3834995.htm

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Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In Bush’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered In Bush’s War 2104
icasualties.org/oif/

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The Power of Nightmares –

I am still having a problem with part 3 of this program. I am working on it an hope to have it online within the next 24 hours.

THIS IS A MUST WATCH DOCUMENTARY

Each program is 58 minutes long – – Real Video – If you only have time to watch one program then please watch part III

Part I www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11091.htm
Part II www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11092.htm
Part III www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11093.htm

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Press Freedom or Freedom to Bomb the Press?

The Bush Plan to Bomb Al-Jazeera

By Stephen Soldz

Wars are always dirty. Those engaged in war seldom admit the truth about the brutal means they are using. Those conducting an unpopular occupation are tempted to use all possible means to suppress those who resist occupation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11130.htm

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The Price of Freedom

By Timothy J. Freeman

Those who have taken our freedom for granted and have not dared to question authority and think for themselves, those who allowed this nation to be led blindly over the cliff and into the abyss of this unnecessary and unjust war, have not paid the price of freedom.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11132.htm

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Happy Thanksgiving, Jose Padilla

By Stephen F. Rohde t r u t h o u t | Letter

I’m sure you are thankful for the day in 2003 when the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the government had no authority to hold you, an American citizen, as an “enemy combatant,” despite the fact that you still had to remain in that Navy brig as your case was appealed to the US Supreme Court.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11131.htm

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4 U.S. Soldier Among 64 Killed In Ongoing Violence:

A suicide car bomber attacked a hospital at Mahmoudiya south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 34 people and wounding 39 others, a doctor at the hospital said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO428711.htm

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Three police officers, member of INA assassinated in Iraq:

An Iraqi Police source told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Hashim and two of his sons were assassinated by gunmen in the area of Doura, southern Baghdad.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=790604

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Two More U.S. Soldiers Killed:

Two U.S. Soldiers were killed when their patrol struck an improvised explosive device on a road southwest of Baghdad Nov. 24.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20051142.txt

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An Iraqi man carries a victim of a car bomb blast to a hospital in Baghdad:

An Iraqi man carries a child, a victim of a car bomb blast, to a hospital in Baghdad November 24, 2005
www.alertnet.org/thenews/pictures/BAG203D.htm

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Bush set to pull out 60,000 troops:

Growing political and public aversion to the war in Iraq is forcing the President‚s hand
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1887806,00.html

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U.S. Signals 2006 troop pullback:

U.S. military officials are eyeing plans to withdraw more than 60,000 troops from Iraq by the end of 2006 amid growing pressure from Americans for an end to the war and rising anxiety among Republican lawmakers seeking re-election.
tinyurl.com/9ueks

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Classified Pentagon Document Described White Phosphorus As ŒChemical Weapon‚ :

A formerly classified 1995 Pentagon intelligence document titled “Possible Use of Phosphorous Chemical‰ describes the use of white phosphorus by Saddam Hussein on Kurdish fighters:
thinkprogress.org/2005/11/21/phosphorus-chemical/

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Video Clips From Fallujah:
www.chris-floyd.com/fallujah/

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Three Who See the War Clearly:

The three faced the choice of defying Pelosi (and, in McKinney‚s case, the CBC leadership‚s similar attempts to put forward a face of unity without purpose) or to take advantage of the only chance available since October, 2002 to express an unqualified NO to the Iraq war.
www.blackcommentator.com/160/160_cover_see_war_clearly.html

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UK Vows to Prosecute Editors Over Al-Jazeera Report:

British newspapers Wednesday, November 23, accused their government of threatening to prosecute them if they published a leaked document claiming US President George W. Bush threatened to bomb the pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera.
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2005-11/23/article06.shtml

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Qatar shock at al-Jazeera bombing report:

Qataris, including senior officials, reacted with shock on Wednesday to newspaper reports in Britain suggesting that George W Bush, the US president, had discussed bombing the Doha headquarters of the Arabic satellite TV channel al-Jazeera.
news.ft.com/cms/s/92fad322-5c58-11da-af92-0000779e2340.html

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Wife To Sue U.S.:

THE widow of an al-Jazeera journalist killed in Iraq by an American attack is considering suing the US Government.
tinyurl.com/dmeso

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Cash transfer to Kurds raises questions about Bremer era :

Kurdistan officials say the secret, lastminute shipment of cash highlighted the sometimes questionable handling of billions of dollars by the United States during the 14 months Bremer ran Iraq.
www.freenewmexican.com/news/35378.html

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White House ‘double-crossed’ Blair, says Plame husband:

Tony Blair was “doubled crossed” by US President George W Bush’s aides in the run-up to the Iraq war, according to the former diplomat at the centre of a political crisis engulfing the White House.
tinyurl.com/dqffx

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Why Tony Blair must be forced to face a public inquiry into the Iraq war :

Catherine Green, whose pilot brother, Philip, was a British casualty, explains why she backs today’s High Court action pressing for an independent investigation into the conflict
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article328960.ece

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In case you missed it:

Blix: I was smeared by the Pentagon: Hans Blix, the UN chief weapons inspector, lashed out last night at the “bastards” who have tried to undermine him throughout the three years he has held his high-profile post.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3741.htm

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Jose Padilla’s Dirty Secret:

Former “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla’s criminal indictment for conspiracy to “murder, kidnap and maim,” has rightly focused attention on the Bush administration’s policy of denying basic rights to “enemy combatants.”
blogs.washingtonpost.com/earlywarning/2005/11/jose_padillas_d.html

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UN convinced US hiding truth about Guantanamo

The United Nations envoy who investigates torture allegations said the United States has “something to hide” at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the German weekly Die Zeit reported in its latest edition.
www.jang.com.pk/thenews/nov2005-daily/24-11-2005/world/w12.htm

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Romania Base Focus of Secret Prison Probe :

There’s not an American in sight, but the sprawling Soviet-era facility has become a key focus of a European investigation into allegations the CIA operated secret prisons where suspected terrorists were interrogated.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5436648,00.html

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CIA illegal landings to be investigated:

The CIA planes have been spotted at airports in Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden, raising questions whether they are being used to convey suspects subjected to extra-judicial detention and torture.
www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Andre+sprog/English/2005/11/23/164026.htm

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Tenn. Office Linked to CIA Renditions:

The law office of Douglas R. Beaty sits in a small business park near the city’s more prosperous suburbs. Nothing on the front door says anything about the CIA or airplanes.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/11/23/national/w094209S94.DTL

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CIA ‘may have flown prisoners across Austria’ :

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) may have flown detained terrorist suspects across neutral Austrian airspace in 2003, said a newspaper report on Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/add6r

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3 Police Officers Killed in Afghanistan :

Suspected Taliban militants shot to death three Afghan police Wednesday, a day after a roadside bombing killed a U.S. service member in the same province, a senior official said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5434760,00.html

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Taliban kill 3 Afghan spying for US troops :

Taliban claim to have killed three Afghans for allegedly spying for the US troops, said radio Tehran report.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=126417

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Two killed by car bomb outside Afghanistan drugs summit :

A car bomb exploded outside the venue of an anti-drugs conference in eastern Nangarhar province’s Khogiani district Thursday, killing two people including a policeman and wounding two others
www.dawn.com/2005/11/24/welcome.htm#18

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Doubts grow over US Afghan strategy :

It is four years since the fall of the Taleban regime. The United States has spent billions of dollars on its operations in Afghanistan – but what does it have to show for it?
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4457876.stm

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Uzbekistan refuses airspace to NATO:

Uzbekistan has told the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) that it can no longer use its territory or airspace for the peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Afghanistan, NATO officials said on Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/dk5la

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Russia ‘ready to host Iran’s uranium enrichment’ :

Russia on Thursday said it was ready to enter into an unprecedented nuclear deal with Iran aimed at breaking the deadlock in the international dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.
tinyurl.com/9vm25

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Sharon rejects land for peace approach, says aide :

The day after Mr Sharon broke from the ruling Likud party to launch a new political movement ahead of a general election on March 28, the adviser, Eyal Arad, said the Israeli leadership had repudiated the central belief of years of negotiations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – that giving up land would buy peace.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1648467,00.html#article_continue

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Gilad Atzmon – Peace is not ‘shalom’ and ‘Shalom’ is not Sharon:

Sharon, a notorious war criminal, a man who has managed to prove time after time that he is totally lacking in any sense of moral guard or ethical consideration, has now managed to convince the Western media that he is the Israeli Œvoice of responsibility‚.
peacepalestine.blogspot.com/2005/11/gilad-atzmon-peace-is-not-shalom-and.html

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AIPAC seeks Iran sanctions :

“It will be very disappointing if the IAEA fails this week to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council,‰ the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said in a statement Wednesday.
jta.org/page_view_breaking_story.asp?intid=133

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Charge: Israel Has Not Approached AIPAC on Pollard :

Yitzchak Oren, the man responsible for the Pollard file on behalf of Israel’s Washington Embassy in the late 1990s, says the key to Pollard’s release lies with AIPAC – and that it’s not too late.
www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=93535

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UN Amb. John Bolton To Speak At Zionst Organization of America Dinner:

He will also receive ZOA‚s Defender of Israel award.
www.zoa.org/pressrel2005/20051121b.htm

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U.N. Faces New Political Threats From U.S.:

John Bolton, threatened U.N. member states, specifically the 132 developing nations, that if they don’t play ball with the United States, Washington may look elsewhere to settle international problems.
www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=16236

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Bribe plea cites Israeli deal :

A guilty plea in a congressional bribery scandal included allegations that an Israeli high-tech firm played a role.
jta.org/page_view_breaking_story.asp?intid=100

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Abramoff Probe May Threaten Leading Republicans as It Expands :

The widening investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff is moving beyond the confines of tawdry influence-peddling to threaten leading figures in the Republican hierarchy that dominates Washington
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&sid=IN7A1S0UQVI9

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Vanunu on his 2 day arrest:

“they want the Israel public to regard me as a terrorist”
peacepalestine.blogspot.com/2005/11/vanunu-on-his-2-day-arrest-they-want.html

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Defying US, Chavez pushes for Spanish military deal:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government will go ahead with the purchase of Spanish military aircraft and naval vessels even as he accused the U.S. government of pressuring Madrid to halt the transaction.
tinyurl.com/dx3lw

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Latin America says, “No mas,” to America’s corporatocracy:

Hugo Chavez is perhaps the most familiar incarnation of Bolivar’s elan vital as he defies the neocolonial policies of the United States, a nation which has supplanted the European colonial empires as looters of Latin American bounty.
onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_234.shtml

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Apartheid:

hey don’t shop in the same shops, swim in the same pools or even wait at the same bus stops. Peace has brought more segregation for Northern Ireland’s people, and the government is colluding in the change.
www.newstatesman.com/200511280006

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Pakistan earthquake:

A tragedy the world forgot : Six weeks after the massive earthquake that devastated parts of Pakistan, the United Nations and relief agencies are racing against time to avert a horrendous, avoidable humanitarian tragedy.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article328991.ece

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Family pleads for deported Melbourne man’s return:

He was deported to Serbia last year but it has refused to recognise him as a citizen, leaving him stateless with no right to work or welfare.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200511/s1515518.htm

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PM won’t push for overseas support in Nguyen case:

Prime Minister John Howard says it would be inappropriate for Australia to drum up support from other countries against Singapore over the impending execution of convicted Melbourne drug trafficker Van Nguyen.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200511/s1515670.htm

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Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In Bush’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered In Bush’s War 2097
icasualties.org/oif/

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The Power of Nightmares –

There is an error in part 3 of this program. I am reworking the video and will post a new version of part 3 within the next 24 hours.

THIS IS A MUST WATCH DOCUMENTARY

Each program is 58 minutes long – – Real Video – If you only have time to watch one program then please watch part III

Part I www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11091.htm
Part II www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11092.htm
Part III www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11093.htm

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Iraq war may go for decades: report

From correspondents in London

The Oxford Research Group non-governmental organisation, which assesses constructive approaches to dealing with international terrorism and the “war on terror”, says the war in Iraq is only in its early stages.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11125.htm

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How Ragtag Insurgents Beat the World’s Sole Superpower

By Ted Rall

As inexperienced weekend warriors shot up carloads of civilians from rooftops above invisible checkpoints, it soon became apparent that our forces were undereducated, poorly trained and excessively preoccupied with their own safety. The Americans’ cultural insensitivity, often beyond the point of brutality, transformed people grateful to be liberated into insurgents in a matter of months.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11128.htm

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Proof That Bush Lied

Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel

By Murray Waas, special to National Journal

Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda, according to government records and current and former officials with firsthand knowledge of the matter.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11121.htm

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Cheney: US never had burden of proof

By Times Of India

“We never had the burden of proof,” he said, adding that it had been up to Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to prove to the world that he didn’t have such weapons.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11123.htm

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A plague on both their houses

By Patrick J. Buchanan

In invading Iraq, we attacked and occupied a country of 25 million that had not attacked us, did not threaten us, did not want war with us ˆ to strip it of weapons we now know it did not have.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11127.htm

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Why did the Bush Administration Hold Jose Padilla for 3 Years as an Enemy Combatant?

No Mention of al Qaeda or Plot to Attack U.S. in Indictment

We speak with one of Padilla’s attorneys and the legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11126.htm

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Savaging the Law in the Padilla Case

By Mike Whitney

The rule of law protects us all from the abuses of the state, and the state has always been the traditional enemy of individual freedom. This case is no different. The law has been cynically manipulated by those who are sworn to defend it; purposely warped to increase the power of the president and bend it to his will. That is the real crime here.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11129.htm

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Sunni leader and 4 family members slain in Baghdad :

Armed attackers wearing Iraqi army uniforms have broken into the home of a senior Sunni leader and killed him, his three sons and his son-in-law on the outskirts of Baghdad, his brother and an interior ministry official said.
tinyurl.com/dcsrl

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2 Iraqi’s Killed At Communist Party Office:

Unidentified men broke into the party building and killed two activists in the reception area, it added.
khon.com/khon/display.cfm?storyID=9137&sectionID=1155

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Up close: the reality of Iraq’s hidden war :

Women and children came out carrying white flags. It was eerie seeing columns of people appearing through the smoke and explosions, with no one knowing which direction the shooting was coming from. I am sure we will hear of more casualties.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1648676,00.html

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Iraq‚s economic divide :

Everyone who looks at Iraq sees a nation divided between Shia, Sunni, and Kurd communities. But an equally fundamental division ˜ one that has contributed as much to the ongoing insurrection as sectarian strife and opposition to the American-led military occupation ˜ is the widening gap between Iraq‚s rich and poor.
tinyurl.com/eyowu

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Russian parliament condemns US use of phosphorus bombs in Iraq :

The Russian parliament condemned today as ‘absolutely unacceptable’ the use last year by US forces in Iraq of toxic white phosphorus bombs, which it said was prohibited under international law.
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/11/23/afx2351931.html

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U.S. morale in Iraq is marked ‘fragile’:

“Morale is a roller coaster,” said Lt. Rusten Currie, who has spent 10 months in Iraq. “We were all idealistic to begin with, wanting to find Osama bin Laden and (Abu Musab al-) Zarqawi, and bring them to justice ˜ whatever that means. Now we just want to go home.”
www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/news/ci_3245026

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Majority Believe White House Misleads Public, Poll Shows:

A majority of U.S. adults believe the Bush administration generally misleads the public on current issues, while fewer than a third of Americans believe the information provided by the administration is generally accurate, the latest Harris Interactive poll finds.
tinyurl.com/cwzfo

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In case you missed it:

Bush Lies: Saddam & 9/11: A Smoking Gun And A Warm Body:

“We have no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the Sept. 11" attacks”. Yet on the March 18, 2003, President Bush made the following statement in a letter to Congress.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4788.htm

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In case you missed it::

Audio: The Incredible Lying BushCo :

Do you need to be reminded? Do you need to see it again?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5115.htm

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Most Americans Want Troops Out of Iraq :

Many adults in the United States believe their country should begin implementing an exit strategy in Iraq, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. 63 per cent of respondents think most U.S. troops should be brought home in the next year.
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/9961

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UK gags paper over Aljazeera memo:

Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper has been ordered to cease publishing further details from an allegedly top secret memo revealing that US President George Bush wanted to bomb Aljazeera.
tinyurl.com/c37ey

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British Attorney General Warns Press:

The Attorney General sought yesterday to squash further reports concerning the leaked record of a conversation between the Prime Minister and President Bush during which the latter suggested attacking the headquarters of the Arab satellite television channel al-Jazeera, based in Qatar, a key Gulf ally.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11120.htm

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Linda S. Heard: Targeting Al Jazeera:

Would the US have confessed to its role in the aftermath or would the mythical Abu Musab Al Zarqawi have been set up to take the fall? Think about it.
www.counterpunch.com/heard11232005.html

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In case you missed it:

They Kill Journalists, Don‚t They?
tinyurl.com/6b57w

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Andrea Mitchell’s Prime Time Lies:

Mitchell’s lies are catching up with her and her bosses at NBC News
www.huffingtonpost.com/david-fiderer/andrea-mitchells-prime-t_b_10973.html

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Protesters Arrested Near Bush’s Ranch :

A dozen war protesters were arrested Wednesday for setting up camp near President Bush’s ranch in defiance of new local bans on roadside camping and parking.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5434591,00.html

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First Woman Conscientious Objector Resists Deployment to Iraq:

ashinski publicly refused deployment and spoke out against the war. She applied for conscientious objector status in 2004, but after 18 months, her claim was denied and she was ordered to weapons training to prepare for deployment.
www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=9396

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U.S. patches together policy against Jose Padilla:

The government could redesignate Padilla as an enemy combatant if he is found not guilty at his criminal trial.
www.iht.com/articles/2005/11/23/news/padilla.php#

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Britain to press US for answers on CIA ‘terror camps’:

Britain is to write to the United States on behalf of the EU about the alleged existence of US secret service prisons in Europe, the Foreign Office in London said Tuesday.
www.politicalgateway.com/news/read.html?id=5423

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Terry Waite: Were my captors worse than the Guantánamo jailers? :

Our leaders’ shallowness and short-termism has fuelled the engine of war. We need wisdom to overcome our darker side
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1648456,00.html

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Blair branded ‘Bush’s lapdog’:

The parents of a British soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq have labelled Tony Blair as “George Bush’s lapdog”.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2287052005

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Israel and Hizb Allah clash on border:

Israeli warplanes have struck southern Lebanese targets in what Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz described as the largest-scale Israeli response to cross-border attacks by Lebanese fighters since 2000.
tinyurl.com/d4mxu

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U.S. Accuses Syria of Delaying Death Probe :

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton accused Syria on Tuesday of ``delaying and obstructing’’ an investigation into the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister and demanded that Damascus allow six Syrian officials to be questioned.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5433317,00.html

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Syria seeks accord on cooperating with UN probe :

Syria has asked the United Nations for help in reaching a “ cooperation protocol” with the inquiry team probing the killing of Lebanon’ s former premier Rafiq Hariri that would respect its sovereignty.
www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=257148&ChannelId=4

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UK, US believe Syrian FM letter won’t help Damascus in Mehlis dossier:

British envoy Emyr Jones Parry and US envoy John Bolton on Wednesday said Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Al-Shara’s letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Security Council President will not help Syria in the investigation by Detlev Mehlis in the assassination of Lebanese former Premier Rafik Hariri.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=790320

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Bolton Admonishes U.N.:

U.S. Could Bypass World Body if Reform Fails, He Says
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11124.htm

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The Real Story Of Thanksgiving:

“Today is a time of celebrating for you — a time of looking back to the first days of white people in America. But it is not a time of celebrating for me. It is with a heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my People. “
tinyurl.com/cuyvr

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Is the end near for Ney?:

Mounting evidence of the Republican congressman’s unseemly dealings in the Abramoff corruption scandal bodes ill for the “mayor of Capitol Hill.”
www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/11/22/ney/index_np.html

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