Information Clearing House  Digest January 15-19 2005
 

How Americans Were Seduced by War

Paul Craig Roberts:

Americans have been betrayed. Sooner or later Americans will realize that they have been led to defeat in a pointless war by political leaders who they inattentively trusted. They have been misinformed by a sycophantic corporate media too mindful of advertising revenues to risk reporting truths branded unpatriotic by the propagandistic slogan, “you are with us or against us.”
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Coronation of Corruption

They are in Washington to crown the corruption of humanity

By Manuel Valenzuela

This power-addicted and profit-hungry cabal of corporatist and elitist vermin, extolling both the virtues of immorality and policies of unscrupulous undertakings that have laid waste billions of lives in the present while condemning billions that have yet to exist. For like vultures attacking a dead carcass they have descended upon Washington to further empower humankind‚s enduring romance with its self-corruption and the continuing decline into our moral abyss.
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Deadly car bombs shake Iraqi capital:

Three bombs, including one near the Australian embassy in Baghdad, along with a checkpoint shooting, have killed 10 people and wounded many.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8DCBBACA-CBB9-464C-A124-21A186953C9E.htm

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Rebels kill security company workers:

Anti occupation forces attacked a convoy of mercenaries employed by a British company in central Iraq today, killing two of them. A third person was missing.
www.breakingnews.ie/2005/01/19/story185417.html

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Two Iraqis involved in vote killed:

MILITANTS in Iraq posted today an internet video showing the killing of two Iraqis who were working for a US communications firm involved in the country’s election.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2536863

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Chief of Human Rights and Relative Killed in Kirkuk:

Meghad Police reported that the Chief of Human Rights and a relative were killed, and a third Iraqi civilian was wounded the morning of January 18 in Kirkuk.
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/January/050119f.htm

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Dutch troops kill Iraqi man at checkpoint:

Dutch peacekeeping troops killed an Iraqi on Wednesday morning after the car he was travelling alledegedly failed to stop at a security checkpoint.
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One Iraqi Police Officer Killed, Three Wounded in Mortar Attack
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/January/050118aa.htm

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Suspected fighters vent frustrations:

When dozens of suspected fighters showed up for a so-called peace conference in Baquba on Tuesday, they told the governor sponsoring it why they would not lay down their weapons ahead of elections.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/723EDB4B-6F81-46C0-8AA8-99B286F6CCE8.htm

snipurl.com/c54w

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Media Training Now Required for Iraq-Bound Soldiers :

Since October, it has become a mandatory requirement for all deploying Army troops.
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000760609

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Reservist ready to refuse call-up :

The first British soldier has come forward to urge mass refusal among the ranks to serve in Iraq, saying he would rather go to prison than accept a call-up to war.
www.guardian.co.uk/military/story/0,11816,1393625,00.html

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A catalogue of British abuse:

“Shocking and appalling” photographs of British troops allegedly torturing and sexually humiliating Iraqi civilians were revealed yesterday.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=602312

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Some of the pictures released by a British Court Martial involving the torture/abuse of Iraq Prisoners
www.albasrah.net/images/iraqi-pow/british-abuse.htm

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Civilians die in U-S checkpoint shooting in Iraq :

The military says American soldiers opened fire on a car as it approached a U-S checkpoint in northern Iraq yesterday, killing the civilian driver and a passenger in the front seat.
snipurl.com/c541

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In pictures: Shooting in Tal Afar:

Shocking images of Iraqi family coming under US fire!

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Julia Roberts has a better chance of winning this war :

Iraq will surrender its soul to America only when the US army has left
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1393459,00.html

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4 More Countries Added To Bush’s Axis Of Evil:

In an echo of President Bush’s “axis of evil,” Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday named Cuba, Myanmar, Belarus and Zimbabwe as “outposts of tyranny” requiring close U.S. attention.
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Bush admits Iraq war helped extremists:

Some of George W Bush’s decisions, like the war in Iraq, had helped Islamic extremists in their public relations battle with the United States, the president said in an interview broadcast today.
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An Open Letter To Seymour Hersh :

Musharraf’s clandestine co-operation with the USA against Iran started in February, 2002. In return, the USA did not act against him for the complicity of his ISI in the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl
www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20050118&fname=raman&sid=1

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Audio: Sen. Boxer to Rice on Iraq Invasion:

“Your Loyalty to the Mission…Overwhelmed Your Respect for the Truth”: The most heated exchange in the first day of Condoleezza Rice’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of State came with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Boxer chastised Rice for stating Saddam Hussein was close to developing nuclear weapons in the lead-up to the Iraq war. Real Audio.

This is a must listen.
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Transcript: Boxer, Rice Exchange Pointed Words:

Dr. Rice, when Senator Voinovich mentioned the issue of tsunami relief, you said — your first words were, “The tsunami was a wonderful opportunity for us.” Now, the tsunami was one of the worst tragedies of our lifetime — one of the worst. I was very disappointed in your statement. I think you blew the opportunity.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Bush and Cheney :

The complaint alleges that both defendants and others working within the White House and Defense Department have covertly implemented a white paper called “Rebuilding America‚s Defenses‰ as presented by the Project for the New American Century or PNAC in September, 2000 two months before the murky elections of that year.
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Justin Raimondo: Exporting Democracy ˆ or Terrorism? :

Seymour Hersh exposes the scheme to make America a terrorist state
www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=4474

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee: Bush re-election may end the human race:

“The Bush administration have been able to con the American people with their extremely brilliant propaganda and brainwashing, with the help of the media … they consistently lie.”
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US And Congress Knew Saddam Was Smuggling Oil:

The Clinton and Bush administrations not only knew but told the US Congress that Iraq was smuggling oil to Turkey and Jordan, and in both cases recommended continuing military and financial aid to countries seen as important allies.
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U.S. Building Forts On Iraq Border:

The U.S. military is also supervising a complex of 32 forts being built along the borders with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria.
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Poll: World more dangerous with Bush:

A large majority of people questioned in a BBC World Service global opinion poll think US President George Bush has made the world more dangerous.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9193BAAF-1B83-4DE6-A38B-3C9A667BB189.htm

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The Bush boom will end soon – and how it ends will define his second term in office:

The President’s speech tomorrow will be full of big themes – but one will be missing: the world of economics
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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 01/18/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Mass hypnosis in the Middle East:

The election that just took place in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip has been hailed as a great democratic achievement and breakthrough for the region. It is actually no more than a thin layer of light shaving foam which will soon be blown away by the strong winds of reality.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3541.shtml

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Arab-Americans in Israel: What ŒSpecial Relationship‚?:

It may come as an unpleasant surprise for the American public to learn that for over 30 years, Israel has also repeatedly detained, tortured and incarcerated Americans of Arab origin, without suffering any sanctions or even a public reprimand from Washington.
www.ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/torture.html

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Friends, Americans, countrymen, send me your cheers :

George Bush’s inauguration as US president tomorrow is a thoroughly imperial event, scripted down to the last detail.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldbriefing/story/0,15205,1393623,00.html

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Homeless Vietnam veteran freezes under bridge:

A Vietnam veteran who froze to death alone beneath a railroad bridge on Christmas Eve is remembered in Covington.
tinyurl.com/5pup4

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Homeless Services Adjust to Closings :

Street closings for the pomp and partying that will accompany tomorrow’s inauguration have prompted nonprofit groups to engage in a different kind of inaugural planning: how to care for the homeless in the downtown area where traffic will be blocked off.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19125-2005Jan18.html

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Karachi opens door to US forces:

Having teamed up with the US to help eliminate Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Pakistan is once again proving its worth in the “war on terror”, this time in Washington’s quest against Iran.
www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/GA19Df05.html

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Courageous Haitian women bring civil suit for torture:

Haitian Death Squad Leader,Toto Constant, to be brought to justice for his campaign of rape and murder. Toto Constant has lived and worked openly in Queens, New York, for the last ten years.
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Tsunami, Humanity and the Canadian Saga of “Terrorism‰ Myth:

Would the Government of Canada dare to hold the intelligence agencies accountable for their misadventures and violations of human rights against the law-abiding citizens? One political observer wondered, if Canada and America were shaping up to Œpolice states‚ behavior, as was the case with the former Soviet Union and East European states?
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High Court Asked to Overturn Roe V. Wade:

The woman once known as “Jane Roe” has asked the Supreme Court to overturn its landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 32 years ago.
tinyurl.com/3jqbu

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With a Little Boy in the back:

In today’s security-obsessed, post-9/11 era, one might think that it would be difficult to haul a convincing replica of an atomic bomb across the country. Not so. “We drove a full-scale WMD 800 miles across the United States and no one stopped or questioned us,” Coster-Mullen told me. “In fact, it was quite easy!”
www.thebulletin.org/article.php?art_ofn=jf05auer

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Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005

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Why Terrorists May Be Coming Soon to a Mall Near You

Fair is fair, as they say, in love and war, especially war.

Kurt Nimmo

If terrorists did strike New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or numerous smaller cities in the United States, wouldn‚t it make perfect sense? How would you feel if you were in the shoes of the average Iranian˜looking west toward Iraq and taking note of the destroyed water purification facilities, the wrecked electrical grid, the deliberately targeted hospitals, sewage running in the streets, knowing that you may be killed at any moment because your government is run by people the Israelis want to rub out?
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U.S. Army Specialist David Beals: Why I went AWOL

By Robert S. Finnegan

Well aware of the possible consequences he faces for refusing to deploy, Beals is firmly convinced he is doing the right thing. “I won‚t compromise my beliefs for the Army, come what may‰ he said.
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Homeless vets, from Vietnam to Iraq

When I Came Home is a documentary which follows the lives and struggles of several homeless veterans, including those who have recently returned home from the war in Iraq. The film examines the factors which led over 150,000 Vietnam veterans from the battlefield to the street and asks the question: Will what happened to Vietnam veterans happen to a new generation of soldiers? Watch it online now.
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US official confirms Allawi shot six dead:

A former Jordanian government minister has told The New Yorker that an American official confirmed to him that the Iraqi interim Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, executed six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station last year.
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4 Killed as Baghdad Car Bomb Targets Shia Party:

Tuesday’s bomb exploded by a checkpoint barrier about 60m from the headquarters of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a major Shia party.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CB2500C5-120E-4BEC-B4BE-9CA29D258D4F.htm

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Gunmen Kill Three Iraqi Candidates :

Gunmen shot and killed three candidates running in Iraq (news – web sites)’s Jan. 30 elections, officials said Tuesday
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3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Fallujah:

A Soldier assigned to the I Marine Expeditionary Force died on Jan. 17, bringing to three the number of Soldiers who died while conducting security and stability operations in the Al Anbar Province.
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/January/050118i.htm

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One Resistance Fighter Killed and One Wounded Near Tikrit:

One fighter was killed and another wounded after they fired on a vehicle and tower at a Occupation Force base gate in Tikrit
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/January/050118c.htm

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Car bomb goes off near U-S convoy in northern Iraq:

The blast in Mosul damaged an S-U-V and witnesses say there are some casualties.
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Insurgent Video Says Eight Chinese Held in Iraq:

Insurgents released a video on Tuesday of eight Chinese hostages in Iraq and threatened to kill them in 48 hours unless the Beijing government clarified their role in the country.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7354774

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Kidnapped Iraq bishop freed:
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Troops in Fallujah die in combat at a rate of about one a day
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U.S. Military Resorting to Collective Punishment:

Military bulldozers have mown down palm groves in the rural al-Dora farming area on the outskirts of Baghdad, residents say. Electricity has been cut, the local fuel station destroyed and the access road blocked.
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US Congress targets Iran for regime change:

Support for “regime change‰ in Iran is growing in Congress, encouraging new exiled opposition groups supported by Washington’s neoconservatives to spring up in the hope of receiving US funding.
news.ft.com/cms/s/13504792-68cf-11d9-9183-00000e2511c8.html

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Bush won’t rule out action against Iran:

President Bush said yesterday he would not rule out military action against Iran if Tehran is not more forthcoming about its suspected nuclear weapons program.
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US slaps sanctions against Chinese, other Asian firms over trade with Iran :

The United States has slapped new sanctions against seven Chinese companies as well as two firms from Taiwan and North Korea, charging they may have helped Iran in its quest for weapons of mass destruction and more modern ballistic missiles.
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Bush blocks Euro plan to woo Iran over nuclear freeze:

America has hobbled an effort by Britain and other European countries to persuade Iran to freeze its nuclear programme.
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Now US ponders attack on Iran :

Hardliners in Pentagon ready to neutralise ‘nuclear threat’ posed by Tehran
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1392750,00.html

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British commanders fear reaction to American aggression :

REPORTS of an increasingly hard-line US policy towards Iran are starting to worry British generals and diplomats, who fear the 9,650-strong UK garrison in southern Iraq would be targeted by Tehran in retaliation to any strike by the Bush administration.
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Democracy Now Interviews, Seymour Hersh :

Well, Israel’s role is simply to say, yeah, if you guys don’t do it, we’re going to do it. Israel is playing it very cleverly, and they understand that a lot of Americans, pro- and anti-Israel, are troubled by the Israeli connection to this administration as it played out in the Iraqi invasion.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/18/1447252

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As America Sleeps, the Strausscon Plan for Iran is on Schedule:

It is a constant drumbeat and will become more so over the next few months: Iran has nukes, or is feverishly working to develop nukes (no easy task), and will ultimately nuke Israel and Europe.
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Iran rejects US operations claims :

Supreme National Security Council spokesman Ali Aghamohammadi said it would be naive to believe the report, which he called psychological warfare.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4184175.stm

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Pre-Emption Yet Again?:

From a strategic point of view, it is hard to imagine how President Bush could even be contemplating another half-baked military adventure.
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=57711&d=18&m=1&y=2005

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In case you missed it:

Mark Gaffney: Iran: A Bridge too Far?:

We must stop the next Middle East war before it starts
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7147.htm

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New Intelligence Shows Grim Outlook For Iraq:

A series of new U.S. intelligence assessments on Iraq paints a grim picture of the road ahead and concludes that there’s little likelihood that President Bush’s goals can be attained in the near future. Instead of stabilizing the country, national elections Jan. 30 are likely to be followed by more violence and could provoke a civil war
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Baghdad Burning: Iraqi Girl Blog: The Phantom Weapons:

Always had the feeling that the only people who actually believed this war was about weapons of mass destruction were either paranoid Americans or deluded expatriate Iraqis- or a combination of both. I wonder now, after hundreds and hundreds of Americans actually died on Iraqi soil and over a hundred-thousand Iraqis are dead, how Americans view the current situation.
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Senator Boxer Proves Conde Rice a Liar :

Clearly, Ms. Rice was shown to be a liar and an immoral person ˜ not caring about those who have been killed in this war, this war that was clearly built on lies.
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Holding WMD Liars Accountable:

Now that the Bush administration has finally stopped wasting millions of tax dollars each month on the futile search for the weapons of mass destruction it promised would be found in Iraq, it is time for an accounting.
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A Message from the Iraqi Resistance:

“We Are Not Responsible for 9/11"
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Can You Imagine?: Hussein Was Right & Bush Was Wrong :

The Butcher of Baghdad was correct; the President of the United States of America was wrong. The Butcher of Baghdad will be put on trial for “war crimes.” The President of the United States of America was reelected to “lead” the country for four more years.
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From Axis of Evil to Exit Door for Weasels:

Virtually all the major actors who promoted this quagmire trace their roots to think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute — which is nothing more than a front organization for the Israeli lobby. One of the most intriguing aspects of this conflict is the intense coordination by neocon insiders with their fellow travelers in the mass media ˆ like Judith Miller and Charles Krauthammer – who played a vital role in marketing this conflict to a gullible audience.
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Will war dead cross Bush’s mind at inauguration?:

Bush and his band of soulless Alpha Males (plus Condi) did a masterful job of peddling the hear-no-evil-speak-no-evil approach to the war. We have heard almost nothing about the war dead since the election, not even from our elected representatives.
www.mcall.com/news/opinion/anotherview/
all-mccallum1-16jan16,0,4374078,print.story

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Why do they fight us?:

In Iraq today, the kids playing the role of the resistance are vilified as terrorists and thugs. Are they not doing what those all-American kids did, to great applause, in ‘Red Dawn’?
abutamam.blogspot.com/2005/01/why-do-they-fight-us.html

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George Monbiot: A televisual fairyland :

The US media is disciplined by corporate America into promoting the Republican cause
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U.S. mercenaries hired to protect U.S. polling sites for Iraqi elections:

A private security company staffed by former elite U.S. special forces soldiers will provide security at polling places in the United States for people voting in Iraq’s Jan. 30 parliamentary election.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/10668229.htm

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Dahr Jamail : To vote or not to Vote? That is the question!:

Today, throughout the Baghdad area, there are plenty of Iraqis willing to express why they will or will not be voting later this month.
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Sham elections in deep trouble:

ŒŒAccording to the Geneva Conventions and The Hague, the occupying force has no authority to change the laws of the occupied country.’’
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/611/611p17.htm

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Even Bush’s Most Loyal GOP Soldiers Alarmed by Strain on Troops:

The strains on the volunteer military from the war in Iraq are now unsettling as many Republicans as Democrats ˜ and exposing an enduring contradiction in President Bush’s agenda.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news3/latimes10.htm

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Iraq war vets fight an enemy at home :

Experts say up to 30% may need psychiatric care
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/01/17/MNG24ARHTU1.DTL

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Soldier Who Lost Arm and Leg in Iraq Doing “Really, Really Great:

Channel 2's Scott Brown asked O’Brien if he considers himself a hero. “No, the real heroes are still over there, they’re fighting the fight.”
www.wgrz.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=25861

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Do You Qualify As A Conscientious Objector?:

This is in response to the many emails I have received from people in the military asking me if I know a good attorney that might be able to help them as they attempt to file for Conscientious Objector status
oldamericancentury.org/dalt1044.htm

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High Court Sidesteps Guantanamo Bay Case :

Justices were asked to decide if the Bush administration is trying to shortcut the rights of non-Americans facing trials at the Guantanamo Bay Navy base in Cuba. They declined, without comment.
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Civilisation under Occupation:

Like the Mongol conqueror Hülegü Genghis Khan who left his footprints of barbarism on Baghdad in 1258, US president George W. Bush is leaving his large footprints on Babylon and other parts of Iraq.
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Abu-Ghraib Trial: A Means to Legitimize the Real War Crimes :

As Lord Palmerstone, the former British Prime Minister once said no nation has permanent enemies or friends except its interests. Yet many continue to be fooled by the US claims of its benevolence. Company profits and charitable institutions are on the opposite poles of the same stick. Democracy, human rights, freedom are simply a mask to cover its real motive.
207.44.245.159/article7730.htm

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British soldier admits abusing Iraqi civilian:

– A British soldier, one of three accused of abusing Iraqi civilians in their custody, pleaded guilty to one charge of assault at the start of a court martial.
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In case you missed it:

Rep. Ron Paul : Conscription ˆ The Terrible Price of War :

The ultimate cost of war is almost always the loss of liberty. True defensive wars and revolutionary wars against tyrants may preserve or establish a free society, as did our war against the British. But these wars are rare. Most wars are unnecessary, dangerous, and cause senseless suffering with little being gained. – The current war in which we find ourselves clearly qualifies as one of those unnecessary and dangerous wars.
207.44.245.159/article7728.htm

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Ivan Eland: U.S. Foreign Policy: Question All Assumptions :

Post-World War II U.S. foreign policy, including that of the Bush administration, has been based on certain assumptions about the nature of the world. Unfortunately, most of those assumptions are suspect.
www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1450

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Suicide bombing near Jewish settlement in Gaza:

A Palestinian blew himself up near a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, causing five casualties, Israel’s Channel 10 television reported.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=12464

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Israel bombs Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon:

Israeli warplanes twice bombed suspected Hezbollah targets along the border in southern Lebanon on Monday, wounding two women, after guerrillas blew up an Israeli bulldozer in a disputed area near the frontier, Lebanese officials said.
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/10672916.htm

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Palestinian militant group halts attacks:

A leader of a militant group linked to the mainstream Fatah Party said Tuesday his group would stop attacks inside Israel as a gesture to new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story
.asp?category=1107&slug=Palestinians%20Militants

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Israeli rabbis issue ruling forbidding Jews from entering disputed holy site:

Israel’s top rabbis have issued a religious ruling forbidding Jews from entering Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound, a rabbi said Tuesday, a decision that could ease tensions at the disputed holy site.
cbsnewyork.com/international/Israel-HolySite-ai/resources_news_html

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7000 soldiers say they cannot follow orders to expel Jews :

Thousands of Israeli soldiers have signed a petition saying they will refuse to fulfill army orders to evacuate Jewish squatter settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Politics/4828.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 01/17/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Paul Krugman: That Magic Moment:

White House officials themselves concede – or maybe boast – that their plan to sell Social Security privatization is modeled on their selling of the Iraq war. In fact, the parallels are remarkably exact.
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Was Robert Kennedy killed by a real ‘Manchurian candidate’-style assassin?:

It happened nearly 38 years ago, but doubts and suspicions have lingered on. Now the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Robert Kennedy are being resurrected and re-examined in an attempt to establish the truth of what happened that night in the cramped pantry of a Los Angeles hotel.
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Partial FBI Files Released on MLK, Jr. Now Available
foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/king.htm

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Anti-war words ring true today:

We usually honor great historical figures by studying their entire body of work. For many years, every January, Americans have heard 30 seconds of Martin Luther King Jr. from the I Have a Dream speech. It was a great speech, but why do we never hear the many speeches he made in later years as his ethics and politics matured?
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In case you missed it:

Audio: A Time to Break Silence: By Rev. Martin Luther King :

“I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government.” Rev. Martin Luther King. 4 April 1967
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2564.htm

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005

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A Matter Of Conscience

I have chosen not to take part in war and it was easy to come to that decision.

By Sergeant Kevin Benderman, U.S. Army

I have learned from first hand experience that war is the destroyer of everything that is good in the world, it turns our young into soulless killers and we tell them that they are heroes when they master the “art‰ of killing. That is a very deranged mindset in my opinion. It destroys the environment, life, and the resources which could be used to create more life by advancing our endeavors.
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Through The Army Meat Grinder

What is wrong with a country where war is glorified and fighting for peace is cowardly?

By Monica Benderman

What is wrong with the direction of the world when a man and his wife receive phone calls and emails from all over their country asking them to explain themselves, calling them cowards, wondering if they have ever read the Bible or studied the scripture, all because a man has chosen to speak out against war and violence, and his wife has chosen to stand with him?
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It’s Official: My Brother Died in Vain

After two years, the government has called off its fruitless hunt for WMD.

By Dante Zappala

My family and I have lived with the grief of losing a loved one. We have struggled to explain his death to his son. We have gazed at the shards of life scattered at our feet, in wonder of its fragility, in perpetual catharsis with God.
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Video: The Human Cost of War

This Is A Must Watch Documentary

This film is our soldiers‚ perspective of the Iraq War, and how they are being treated upon returning home. It goes beyond the war stories to look underneath our American tradition of engaging in war and then abandoning the warrior.

Watch it online now!
207.44.245.159/article7693.htm

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An Appeal to Global Conscience

An appeal to the peace and justice movement, calling for a long-term strategy for undermining the foundations of war.

The time has come to recognize that the U.S. occupation is the principal cause of the violent insurgency and growing civil war. We disagree with those who, while admitting that that the war was a mistake based on fabricated evidence, nevertheless claim it would be a bigger mistake to end the occupation and withdraw.
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Report: U.S. Conducting Secret Missions Inside Iran:

The United States has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran to help identify potential nuclear, chemical and missile targets
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Seymour Hersh: The Coming Wars:

Bush‚s reëlection is regarded within the Administration as evidence of America‚s support for his decision to go to war. It has reaffirmed the position of the neoconservatives in the Pentagon‚s civilian leadership who advocated the invasion.
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Pakistan rejects report on Iran nuclear programme :

Pakistan Monday categorically rejected a US media report that Islamabad had helped US commandos in their covert operation inside Iran against the country’s nuclear programme
www.eians.net/2005/01/17/17iran.html

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Audio: Target Iran?: Interview with Seymour Hersh
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In case you missed it:

Will Iran Be Next?:

Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening. The final resolution of this war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely not be the end, rather, only the prelude to a succession of future crises
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Iraq Attacks Kill 14 Members of Iraqi Security Forces, Civilian :

Fourteen members of Iraq’s security forces and one civilian were killed in attacks in the cities of Bayji and Baqubah, north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=1000
0087&sid=auFBL8RL9WbI&refer=top_world_news

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Three Iraqis killed in suicide bombing, clash :

Three Iraqi civilians were killed in the western Iraqi town of Ramadi today after a suicide bomber attacked a U.S. patrol and American troops opened fire, witnesses and hospital officials said.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=24596

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Two Iraqi officials killed in restive Kut region :

Two Iraqi government auditors were shot to death after armed gunmen stopped their car in an area southeast of Baghdad that has seen a recent flare-up in violence.
www.boston.com/dailynews/017/world/Two_Iraqi_officials_killed_in_:.shtml

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Son of Sistani aide assassinated :

The son of an aide to Shia spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was assassinated southeast of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_17-1-2005_pg7_43

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Vatican Says Archbishop Kidnapped in Iraq :

The Iraqi Catholic archbishop of Mosul was kidnapped Monday in what the Vatican called an “act of terrorism.
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section
=Breaking&storyId=976722&tw=wn_wire_story

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Robert Fisk: Hotel journalism gives American troops a free hand :

“Hotel journalism” is the only way to describe it. More and more, Western reporters in Baghdad are reporting from their hotels rather than the streets of Iraq’s towns and cities.
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U.S. Lowers Expectations for Once-Heralded Iraq Vote:

Unable to deliver on its lofty goal of bringing democracy to Iraq through the Jan. 30 elections, the Bush administration is pressing a damage-control campaign to lower expectations for the vote.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7337104

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Robert Fisk: Not Even Saddam Could Achieve the Divisions This Election Will Bring :

Sunday 30 January, the magic date upon which Iraq is supposed to transform itself into a democracy will no doubt be greeted as another milestone in America’s adventure and, I suspect, another “great day for Iraq” by Lord Blair of Kut al-Amara.
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US to try 20 more troops for Iraq abuse :

The various prosecutions of soldiers accused of mistreating and, in some cases, murdering detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay have been in the works for months
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1392087,00.html

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A trail of torture at hands of US forces:

The image of the corpse wrapped in polythene, his right eye bandaged, his nose broken and his mouth open as if gasping for his last breath, signifies that darker practices than sadistic games have taken place in US-run jails in Iraq.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/
story_page/0,5744,11957842^2703,00.html

snipurl.com/c315

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The Scapegoat :

The show trial of U.S. Army reservist Charles Graner had something for everyone: tragedy, comedy, pathos, and propaganda.
www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=4435

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A Man of Integrity: Sgt. Kevin Benderman˜”No To War‰:

In this decision to apply for Conscientious Objector status and to walk away from war, I support Kevin and Monica Benderman totally. This old Nam vet considers Kevin Benderman a man of ethics, integrity and honor
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In case you missed it:

Ron Suskind: Without a Doubt :

Bush grew into one of history’s most forceful leaders, his admirers will attest, by replacing hesitation and reasonable doubt with faith and clarity. Many more will surely tap this high-voltage connection of fervent faith and bold action. In politics, the saying goes, anything that works must be repeated until it is replaced by something better. The horizon seems clear of competitors.
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Auschwitz Remembered:

Torture, murder, rape, and robbery, these are the eternal camp followers of war; guilt settles on the shoulders of the persons who dig the wellspring whence these crimes flow.
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Gordon Prather: Should I Laugh or Cry? :

Does Bush really believe that Russia, France and China disbelieved the International Atomic Energy Agency report of March 7, 2003, which refuted every one of Bush’s pre-war assertions about Iraqi nukes?
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U-S intelligence found no evidence W-M-D moved from Iraq
www.wokr13.tv/news/national/story.aspx?
content_id=32377BBE-6F0F-4FDC-A98D-D46A2DAD5865

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A Celebration for the Bush Administration:

Has the soul of America been so crushed by fear and apathy that we are no longer capable of listening to the voices of the heart and mind that tell us violence should only be an action of last resort? Are we so mesmerized by leaders infected with greed and privilege that we can no longer admit our mistakes or take the collective action to bring about real justice?
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In case you missed it:

US Senator Robert Byrd : Reckless Administration May Reap Disastrous Consequences :

To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. On this February day, as this nation stands at the brink of battle, every American on some level must be contemplating the horrors of war. Yet, this Chamber is, for the most part, silent — ominously, dreadfully silent. There is no debate, no discussion, no attempt to lay out for the nation the pros and cons of this particular war.
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Arab League say Israel seeks to make Abbas second Arafat:

‘’All the talk in the past about Arafat not being a partner for peace is now repeating itself, only replacing one Palestinian name with another,’’ Arab League spokesman Hossam Zaki said.
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=89361

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Abbas tries to rein in militants:

New Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered security forces to prevent all attacks on Israel by militants, who have so far defied his calls for calm.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=world
News&storyID=655724&section=news&src=rss/uk/worldNews

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America: Land of the free? – Not if you’re a Muslim. :

“Racial profiling is to the 21st century what Jim Crow laws were to the last, turning entire groups of people into second-class citizens and denying them the rights to which we all are due.”
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West Wing wanabees: wake up and smell the coffee :

Bush’s second term shows that Britain’s political class is living in the past
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1391834,00.html

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Saddam to Be Moved to Qatar U.S. Base:

The decision was made in consensus with the Iraqi government as a precautionary measure against surprise developments that might occur ahead of the upcoming elections slated for Jan. 30.
www.fox6.com/news/national/story.aspx?content
_id=4E3AC2F2-5051-43C7-A17C-FEEFF4F00162

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A Russian Uprising:

Cuts in social benefits ignite protests across the country ˜ and rare criticism of President Putin
www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/
0,13005,901050124-1018026,00.html

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Putin orders pension increase:

President Vladimir Putin called today for a larger-than-planned hike in pensions for the elderly after protests by pensioners angry at the withdrawal of Soviet-era benefits spread throughout the country.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/
story_page/0,5744,11975356^1702,00.html

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News for 01/16/05 Here
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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005

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Video: The Human Cost of War

This Is A Must Watch Documentary

This film is our soldiers‚ perspective of the Iraq War, and how they are being treated upon returning home. It goes beyond the war stories to look underneath our American tradition of engaging in war and then abandoning the warrior.

Watch it online now!
207.44.245.159/article7693.htm

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An Appeal to Global Conscience

An appeal to the peace and justice movement, calling for a long-term strategy for undermining the foundations of war.

The time has come to recognize that the U.S. occupation is the principal cause of the violent insurgency and growing civil war. We disagree with those who, while admitting that that the war was a mistake based on fabricated evidence, nevertheless claim it would be a bigger mistake to end the occupation and withdraw.
207.44.245.159/article7701.htm

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Iraqi guards, aid worker killed:

Five Iraqi soldiers and a policeman were shot dead on Saturday in a string of insurgent attacks around the northern trouble spots of Samarra and Kirkuk.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1282721.htm

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Four people reportedly killed in Samarra shooting;American soldier dead south of Baghdad
www.albawaba.com/en/news/179021

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U.S. Army Spc. Charles Graner Jr, Gets 10 Years For Iraq Prison Torture:

Asked if he felt remorse after the sentence was handed down, Graner said, “There’s a war on. Bad things happen.”
wfrv.com/topstories/topstoriestv_story_015205923.html

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Higher Officials Unlikely to Be Tried:

To some, the low-level Army reservist may look like the fall guy in a debacle that embarrassed the United States throughout the world and tainted the image of American forces in Iraq. Yet analysts said that for now, at least, it was doubtful that higher-level officials would be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt
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Group Calls for a Kenneth Starr for Abu Ghraib:

The latest annual report by Human Rights Watch describes the torture and sexual humiliation as Abu Ghraib one of the most insidious threats to human rights in 2004.
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,336827,00.html

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The price of pain:

Declassified FBI and military documents point the finger at the White House for allowing the torture of suspected terrorists.
www.smh.com.au/text/articles/2005/01/14/1105582722411.html

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Abu Ghraib abuse firms are rewarded :

As prison ringleader awaits sentence, defence contractors win multi-million Pentagon contracts
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1391443,00.html

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British soldiers accused of abuse:

Shocking images of British soldiers allegedly abusing Iraqi prisoners will be revealed in a courtroom in Germany.
tinyurl.com/7xnjo

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Pentagon Is Taking Steps For Longer Stay in Iraq:

The Pentagon is building a permanent military communications system that suggests American soldiers will be in Iraq for the foreseeable future.
www.news-record.com/ae/features/reservist_011605.html

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Injured Army reservist recalls suicide bomber’s eyes:

But the sight was hard for her mother to take. Her daughter‚s oozing, shiny face was seared white from the mouth up. Her hair was singed. Her legs were in casts. Her father, Eddie Spinks, couldn‚t take it. He left the room.
www.news-record.com/ae/features/reservist_011605.html

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Hospitals handle growing number of war wounded :

In the first eight months of the war, 2,076 soldiers were injured. In the 14 months since, 8,296 were injured.
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13759815&BRD=1645&PAG=461&dept_id=33198&rfi=6

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Bush‚s Cambodia: Syria in the Crosshairs:

Americans simply don‚t care, or can‚t be bothered, about Bush‚s dirty invasion, occupation, and now expansion of hostilities into Syria, even though, if we are to believe the corporate media conducted polls, roughly fifty percent of Americans think invading Iraq was probably not the right thing to do, not that Americans plan to go into the streets to put an end to it.
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Father transformed by anguish over Iraq:

Scars define man who burned himself after son’s combat death
msnbc.msn.com/id/6831772/

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In case you missed it:

Dom Stasi: A crime against humanity:

The war against Iraq is an action that was – and remains – a crime against humanity. It is a crime of murder and deception on the grandest of scales. As Americans of free will we are witness if not party to a horrific atrocity.
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I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
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Dahr Jamail: Blood is Precious:

Iraqis and Americans meet to share grief and committment to justice
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Bush Says Election Ratified Iraq Policy:

President Bush said the public’s decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath.
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Dr. James J. Zogby : The Reality of the Two Americas :

Two radically different Americas were on display this week. Both are real, and both must be recognized a real to understand my country.
www.iviews.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=IV0501-2585

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The forgotten inmate of Guantanamo Bay and the British secret service connection:

London resident believes he was set up after being illegally arrested by US intelligence.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=601387

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Bush‚s Grand Plan: Incite Civil War :

When you destroy a man‚s home and kill and disgrace his friends, he‚ll fight back. And, when you rob a man of everything he has, including his dignity, you leave him with one, solitary passion∑ rage. This rage is now animating the resistance in ways that no one had previously anticipated.
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We Are Really, Really Sorry:

We have become a nation that accepts no responsibility for its actions or its mistakes. We have become an apathetic people led by fat little kings who cater to a Boy King
www.oldamericancentury.org/dave300026.htm

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William Blum : Eastern Europe: From Soviet Satellites to American?:

American interference in the political and economic affairs of nations in every corner of the world is, unfortunately, a tale told many times. – It had all been a con game
207.44.245.159/article7699.htm

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The Failure of Empire:

The United States is facing the prospect of a major defeat in Iraq that is likely to constitute a serious setback in the ongoing campaign to expand the American empire.
www.monthlyreview.org/0105editors.htm

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Report: FBI botched internal spying probe:

A former FBI linguist’s allegations of possible espionage involving a colleague are credible but still have not been properly examined nearly three years after they were made, according to a new internal Justice Department report released Friday.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-10/06/content_380022.htm

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Israel says freezing talks, no Palestinian state:

Israel’s unilateral plan to evacuate some occupied land and keep the rest will indefinitely prevent a Palestinian state with Washington’s blessing, a senior Israeli official said in an interview published Wednesday.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-10/06/content_380022.htm

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Mahmoud Abbas Extends His Hands In Peace: Israel Occupation Forces Kill Six In Gaza:
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1391480,00.html

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Sharon accused of exploiting violence:

Ariel Sharon is accused of using the recent Gaza border incident as an excuse to sever contacts with Mahmud Abbas, says the leader of Israel’s left-wing Yahad party, Yossi Beilin.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/159B16B6-BA79-4D1F-AB8F-929608A8C0AB.htm

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Sharon orders crackdown :

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he has given his troops a free hand to launch a crackdown on Palestinian anti occupation forces.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4178695.stm

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46 Palestinian Election Officials Resign:

Forty-six members of the Palestinian election commission, including top managers, resigned Saturday, saying they were pressured by Mahmoud Abbas’ campaign and intelligence officials to abruptly change voting procedures during the Jan. 9 presidential poll.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=414882

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US Should Help Stop Land Grabs:

The average American finds unfathomable the desperation that drives suicide bombers. Yet Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is a recipe for violence. It robs Palestinians of their livelihood, their dignity, and their faith in the future.
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Through racist eyes :

The entire state of Israel has institutionalized racism because its charter is to preserve a Jewish character. Any other country in the world would be lambasted for such ethnic exclusionary premises. But in the US, Israel is celebrated.
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An Ideological Tower of Babel: Christian Zionism:

Franklin Graham, whose father Billy converted Bush, has called Islam evil and Graham’s decision to join other Christian evangelists in Iraq both to aid and convert Iraqis must bolster the Muslim perception of the invasion as an alliance of “Jews and Crusaders.”
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Religious aid groups try to convert victims

Muslim clerics object as Western Christian groups hand out food and Bibles, reports Jason Burke in Banda Aceh
www.guardian.co.uk/tsunami/story/0,15671,1391491,00.html

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Revealed: how the tsunami warning was bungled:

Scientists at the Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii did not use an existing rapid telecommunications system set up to get warnings around the world almost instantly because the bureaucratic arrangements were not in place.
news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=601394

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Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005

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It’s Official: My Brother Died in Vain

After two years, the government has called off its fruitless hunt for WMD.

By Dante Zappala

My family and I have lived with the grief of losing a loved one. We have struggled to explain his death to his son. We have gazed at the shards of life scattered at our feet, in wonder of its fragility, in perpetual catharsis with God.
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How a flying carpet took me back in time – until I landed in Baghdad

The brush fires are already being lit but fear not, Bush and Blair will tell us they knew things would get violent on polling day

By Robert Fisk

Baghdad airport is crowded with heavily armed mercenaries. And there’s a big poster not far from the terminal with a massive colour photograph of the aftermath of a Baghdad car bombing, complete with the body of a half-naked woman in the lower right-hand corner.
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Dear John

By Sheila Samples

A recent exchange with my new best friend, John, forced me into some serious soul-searching as to why I remain a Democrat. John suggests that the two major parties have morphed into one blundering, inept, very destructive and divisive entity. He maintains that, through aggressiveness of one side and acquiescence of the other, our Constitution and Bill of Rights are being dismantled with arrogant impunity by both Republicans and Democrats.
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18 Iraqi bodies found dumped:

The bodies of 18 Iraqis, shot dead, have been found dumped on roadsides in central Iraq.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1C2F6D73-7220-49A7-A1DD-2A333DC4F8A4.htm

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Bodies of four Iraqis found on roadside:

The bullet-riddled corpses of four Iraqis working with a foreign company were discovered near Kut south of Baghdad
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200501/s1282580.htm

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Babylon wrecked by war :

US-led forces leave a trail of destruction and contamination in architectural site of world importance.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1391042,00.html

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Dahr Jamail : The Tsunami of Iraq:

The morgues at the hospitals of Baghdad are filling to capacity. At Yarmouk Hospital in central Baghdad, the three freezers reek of decaying bodies, despite the temperature.
dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/archives/dispatches/000169.php#more

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Desolate Fallujah: City Without a Future?
www.antiwar.com/engelhardt/?articleid=4413

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Iraq Pipeline Watch :

Attacks on Iraqi pipelines, oil installations, and oil personnel:
www.iags.org/iraqpipelinewatch.htm

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US ‘should not rule out torture’ :

Tom Ridge has said torture may be used in certain cases in order to prevent a major loss of life.
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Prison Torture “Ringleader” Is Convicted:

The prosecution, in closing arguments, described Graner as a “despicable and criminal” prison supervisor who tortured inmates “for sport and for laughs”
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‘NYT’ Obtains 10 Emails, with Photos, Sent by Accused Abu Ghraib Abuser :

The New York Times has obtained 10 previously undisclosed e-mails, including attached photos, sent by Spc. Charles A. Graner Jr., now on trial in the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal, around November 2003.
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000753452

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Habib’s flight to freedom:

He will be forced to fly the long way home due to a ban on him setting foot on US soil or using US airspace.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1268&storyid=2510156

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Rights group warns U.S. losing credibility:

Responding to U.S. complaints that they violated human rights, foreign governments have cited U.S. mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, a development that indicates U.S. credibility has been undermined by the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0501140240jan14,1,5333642.story

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Casualty Figures.

From the Pentagon as of January 14th 2005,figures have been released at some 1361 U.S personnel killed and just over 10,000 wounded from the Iraq war and occupation.Is this a true reflection of the actual casualties or a manipulation of the figures ?
iraq2005.blogspot.com/2005/01/casualty-figures.html

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Video: The Human Cost of War :

This film is our soldiers‚ perspective of the Iraq War, and how they are being treated upon returning home. It goes beyond the war stories to look underneath our American tradition of engaging in war and then abandoning the warrior.
207.44.245.159/article7693.htm

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Prez never has to say he’s sorry:

Accountability in journalism, none in the barnyards of power.
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Ottawa/Michael_Harris/2005/01/14/897850.html

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6 Palestinians killed in Gaza:

Six Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli occupation soldiers during an invasion in a neighbourhood on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DE302921-5A76-4A02-ADA8-4D70096FB01F.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 01/14/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Manufacturing Consent: How Thought Police States Are Created:

Some countries wield censorship and secrecy clumsily, others subtly. Some beat up journalists or jail them on false charges or concocted evidence; others develop a sophisticated system of rewards and punishments to ensure self-censorship or manufacture consensus. The latter can be as effective as the former.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/990705.cms

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In case you missed it:

Video: Surfing the Apocalypse:

It is a well-known and widely accepted fact that, during wartime, news companies and governmental representatives fuse their voices together into one univocal beam of support for the national military objective.
207.44.245.159/article7690.htm

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I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
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Florida: FBI says man made deadly toxin — ricin:

Authorities also seize pistols and assault weapons.

Don’t worry he’s not a “Terrorist “ How do we know? He’s not a Muslim and he’s white.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/orl-locricin14011405jan14,0,6122605.story?coll=ny-leadnationalnews-headlines

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In case you missed it? :

Florida Muslims Decry Leniency For Terrorist :

Florida’s office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations today expressed deep disappointment over the government’s failure to charge as a “terrorist” a man who was actively plotting to bomb 50 Islamic centers and Muslim schools in that state.

Don’t worry he’s not a “Terrorist “ How do we know? He’s not a Muslim and he’s white.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2925.htm

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In case you missed it? :

WMD Plot Uncovered In East Texas:

At least one weapon of mass destruction – a sodium cyanide bomb capable of delivering a deadly gas cloud – has been seized in the Tyler area.

Don’t worry he’s not a “Terrorist “ How do we know? He’s not a Muslim and he’s white.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5350.htm

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In case you missed it? :

Jose Padilla is a “terrorist”:

How do we know? Because he is a Muslim and he has a dark skin.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3602.htm

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UN Told of Weaknesses in U.S. Handling of Iraqi Oil:

“These shortcomings (in the U.S. management) have to be kept in mind when we judge the management of other programs such as oil-for-food,” said one council diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7334302

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Rabbi’s Son For Homeland Security:

Michael Chertoff, the Jewish judge President Bush nominated this week to head the vast Homeland Security bureaucracy, brings a rabbi’s son’s sensibility to resolving the tensions between protecting Americans and preserving civil liberties.
www.jewishtimes.com/News/4449.stm

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The Dictatorship of Debt: The World Bank and Haiti:

Last Thursday the World Bank announced it would release $73 million in cash to Haiti’s government of Gerard Latortue that was installed by foreign powers after elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide was forced from office. For Haiti to get the World Bank cash it had to pay $52 million in outstanding arrears.
www.counterpunch.org/engler01142005.html

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Leaked GOP Memo:

Privatizing Social Security Would Be “One of the Most Significant Conservative Governing Achievements Ever”
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/14/1519241

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An Icelandic Experience: The Christians I Know:

None of the Christians I know here think George Bush is anything but a boor and a bully, fearing him much more than any tin pot dictator the US supports then disposes of with growing fickle regularity.
www.counterpunch.com/tirado01142005.html

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Can the FBI Monitor Your Web Browsing Without a Warrant?:
magic-city-news.com/article_2779.shtml

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2005 Senate Bill 5113 (Regarding rainwater collection permit):

Introduced by Sen. Paull Shin on January 13, 2005, to authorize the department of ecology to require any person using rain barrels and cisterns to collect rainwater to receive a permit from the department prior to collection of rainwater.
www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=31223

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