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 Information Clearing House  Digest May 8-11 2005

 
 

Date: Wed, 11 May 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 338 Days

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New Evidence: Terror Alerts Were Used As Electoral Weapons:

Combined with what Ridge has said, and the chart linked above, can there be any doubt that the Bush administration was frequently raising the terror alerts to help his election chances and increase his political capital rather than to signal actual threats?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8814.htm

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Black And White And Full Of Crap

Lies Run Big, Facts Small in U.S. Media

By Ted Rall

We shouldn’t blame the White House for producing lies; that’s what politicians do. But we expect better from the media who disseminate them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8811.htm

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Embargoed Book Claims Saudi Oil Infrastructure Rigged For Catastrophic Self Destruction

By Huffington Post

According to a new book exclusively obtained by the Huffington Post, Saudi Arabia has crafted a plan to protect itself from a possible invasion or internal attack. It includes the use of a series of explosives, including radioactive “dirty bombs,‰ that would cripple Saudi Arabian oil production and distribution systems for decades.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8802.htm

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$4 a gallon by next spring, and rising

America is over.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gas prices can only go up. Oil production is at or near peak capacity. The U.S. must compete for oil with China, the fastest-growing colossus in history. But the U.S. also must borrow $2 billion a day to remain solvent, nearly half of that from China and her neighbors, while they supply most of our manufacturing (”Benson’s Economic and Market Trends,” quoted in Asia Times Online) ˆ so we have no cards to play with China, even militarily.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8804.htm

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Video: “Confronting the Architects Of Torture”

By Sister Dianna Ortiz, OSU

Sister Ortiz relates her personal experiences and tell us that U.S. personnel were present in interrogation and torture rooms,‰ in Guatemala in 1989 when she was kidnapped, taken to a secret prison and repeatedly raped and tortured by troops commanded by General Hector Gramajo (a CIA asset and graduate of the U.S. Army School of the Americas).

Watch it here
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8807.htm

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At Least 71 Killed In Iraq Blasts:

“I was standing near the centre and all of a sudden it turned into a scene of dead bodies and pools of blood”
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F2087A15-DFAD-49A8-8D3A-D8B83E3DD543.htm

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Juan Cole: Claim of 100 guerrillas dead may or may not be true:

“Though military commanders in Baghdad announced that 100 insurgent fighters were killed in the early fighting, along with three Marines, [Col.] Davis’ figures were lower.
www.juancole.com/2005/05/50-dead-90-wounded-in-iraq-bombings-on.html

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New battle may suggest insufficient troops:

The military offensive now under way in northwestern Iraq, coming on the heels of the November attack on Fallujah, is symptomatic of the limitations of the size of the American force assigned to the region, U.S. military officers said Tuesday.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050510-054624-4587r.htm

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Iraq Bombshell Goes Mostly Unreported in US Media:

“Are Americans so jaded about the deceptions perpetrated by our own government to lead us into war in Iraq that we are no longer interested in fresh and damning evidence of those lies?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8806.htm

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Seymour Hersh: Iraq “Moving Towards Open Civil War”
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/11/142250

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Our war for ‘whatever’:

That the Abu Ghraib guards forced their naked prisoners into a pyramid is the perfect symbol of their own dilemma now, for the pyramid that punishes them is an authority structure that exempts those on top from responsibility for the corrupted spirit the guards embodied.
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In case you missed it:

Robert Fisk : Bush is intent on painting allies and enemies in the Middle East as evil:

Only The Nation among all of America’s newspapers and magazines has dared to point out that a large number of former Israeli lobbyists are now working within the American administration and the Bush plans for the Middle East
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8808.htm

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In case you missed it: T

he Men From JINSA and CSP :

JINSA’s board of advisers included such heavy hitters as Dick Cheney, John Bolton (now Under Secretary of State for Arms Control) and Douglas Feith, the third-highest-ranking executive in the Pentagon. Both Perle and former Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey, two of the loudest voices in the attack-Iraq chorus, are still on the board, Eugene Rostow and Ledeen—Oliver North’s Iran/contra liaison with the Israelis.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8810.htm

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Israel Spys On U.S.? Ex-AIPAC man expects indictment:

Steve Rosen, recently terminated as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee‚s policy director in the wake of an FBI investigation, expects to be indicted as soon as June, according to sources who know the case.
www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=15398&intcategoryid=3

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Man Arrested for Having Uzi :

An ex-Israeli army soldier living in Queens has been arrested for plotting to buy a half-dozen hand grenades. Police searching his Rego Park apartment found an Uzi submachine gun and ammunition.
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Neocons Fight Back:

Not by actually fighting, mind you
villagevoice.com/blogs/bushbeat/archive/000922.php

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New Evidence: Terror Alerts Were Used As Electoral Weapons:

Combined with what Ridge has said, and the chart linked above, can there be any doubt that the Bush administration was frequently raising the terror alerts to help his election chances and increase his political capital rather than to signal actual threats?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8814.htm

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Ridge reveals clashes on alerts: ˜

The Bush administration periodically put the USA on high alert for terrorist attacks even though then-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge argued there was only flimsy evidence to justify raising the threat level, Ridge now says.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8813.htm

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King of Jordan to pardon Iraq’s deputy PM over $300m bank fraud:

King Abdullah of Jordan has agreed to pardon Ahmed Chalabi, the controversial Iraqi political leader, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for fraud after his bank collapsed with $300m (£160m) in missing deposits in 1989.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8805.htm

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Zalmay Khalilzad nominated as U.S. ambassador to Baghdad:
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/5/11/latest/20050511070033&sec=Latest

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In case you missed it:

Neocon Zalmay Khalilzad, Signed Infamous PNAC Letter That Called For Iraq Invasion
www.newamericancentury.org/iraqclintonletter.htm

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Halliburton lands $72 million in bonuses:

The U.S. Army said on Tuesday it had awarded $72 million in bonuses to Halliburton Co. for logistics work in Iraq but had not decided whether to give the Texas company bonuses for disputed dining services to troops.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7806065/

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The war on Iraq destroyed 84% of education establishments:

A study carried out by the UN and issued on Friday revealed that 84% of the higher education establishment in Iraq were “destroyed, damaged and robbed “ since the beginning of the American invasion in 2003.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/050509/2005050925.html

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The forgotten American:

What ever happened to Jeffery Ake?:
www.wndu.com/news/042005/news_41519.php

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Abu Ghraib victim’s statement barred at U.S. trial:

Testimony from an Iraqi photographed with wires attached to his arms and a hood over his head at Abu Ghraib prison will not be allowed at a prisoner abuse trial, a U.S. military judge ruled on Wednesday.
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U.S. “Sent Detainees To Egypt”:

A new report by a leading human rights group says the United States and other countries have secretly sent dozens of Islamist detainees to Egypt, where they have most likely been tortured, in the past decade.
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=111425&region=6

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Guantanamo abuses show U.S. needs a dose of truth :

Saar’s account illustrates the long road that many Americans must travel to accept truths about how far our nation’s military has fallen during this global war on terror from the ideals we thought defined our nation.
www.madison.com/tct/opinion/index.php?ntid=39475&ntpid=12

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Anti-US protests in Afghanistan leave four dead:

A least four people have been killed in Afghanistan during a protest sparked by reports that US soldiers have been desecrating the Koran.
www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s1366552.htm

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Two Killed, Dozens Hurt in Afghan Protest :

Afghan police and U.S. troops opened fire to control hundreds of rioting students Wednesday angered at alleged abuse of the Quran at the U.S. jail in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, killing two protesters and injuring 40, officials said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4997591,00.html

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Anti-US Demonstrations Spread in Afghanistan :

Thousands of students gathered for an anti-US rally in the Afghanistan city of Jalalabad earlier today.
www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&hn=19395

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Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over Jalalabad consulate attack:

Hundreds of Afghans, protesting against the desecration of Holy Qur’an by US military personnel at the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay of Cuban Island, attacked and burnt the Pakistani Consulate, reports said.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0505111207181104.htm

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Taleban leader ‘rejects amnesty’ :

“We don’t need any guarantee of safety,” Taleban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi told the Reuters news agency.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4533051.stm

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Nuclear Fundamentalism and the Iran Story :

Years from now, when historians look back at agenda-building for a missile attack on Iran, they should closely examine a story that took up the USA’s most coveted space for media spin — the upper right corner of the New York Times front page — on the first day of May 2005.
www.commondreams.org/views05/0505-20.htm

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Gaza pullout diverting media gaze:

A top Palestinian official has told Aljazeera.net that while the world is focusing on the withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces from Gaza, Tel Aviv has strengthened its grasp on the West Bank.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9F9C3CB6-48CE-4B32-BF6E-CEF02ACF88A2.htm

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Four Russian soldiers killed in Chechnya: –

Four Russian federal troops were killed in Chechnya in a 24-hour period, an official in the local pro-Russian government told AFP on Wednesday.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=41857

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Top Chechen Warlord Reiterates Threat to Wage War Across Russia:

In an interview with a correspondent from Radio Liberty‚s Chechen service, Doku Umarov, one of the leaders of the Chechen separatists has once again threatened to start waging war on all of Russia‚s territory.
mosnews.com/news/2005/05/09/newchechenthreat.shtml

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U.S./Russia: Zbigniew Brzezinski Assesses U.S.-Russia Relations
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/5/B62307E1-832C-4FBC-AB91-BA8FA7A0EB24.html

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U.S. In Caspian Region And Russia’s Position:

Iran has offered support for a Russian initiative on the Caspian Sea states alone establishing a joint rapid reaction force in the region.
en.rian.ru/analysis/20050504/39817504.html

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Iran launches submarine production:

One submarine has apparently already been built and was shown on television on Tuesday, cruising at sea level.
www.jang.com.pk/thenews/may2005-daily/11-05-2005/world/w10.htm

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The big catch that wasn’t?:

Pakistan’s arrest of Libyan Al Qaeda suspect not as big a breakthrough as first thought.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0510/dailyUpdate.html

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Judge limits discussion of Middle East conflict in Al-Arian trial:

Attorneys for former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian argued that jurors must understand the 50-year conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis to put Al-Arian’s public statements and some of his activities into context.
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Sami Amin al-Arian’s Response and Objections to Government’s motions :

In this criminal case the government is actually seeking a referendum on the rightness of its conduct and Israel’s conduct with respect to the Palestinian people. .pdf format
www.flmd.uscourts.gov/Al-Arian/8-03-cr-00077-JSM-TBM/docs/2112819/0.pdf

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Abbas questions Israel’s belief in democracy :

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas questioned Israel’s belief in democracy on Tuesday after an Israeli official suggested a victory for Hamas militants in Palestinian parliamentary elections could put Israel’s pull-out from Gaza at risk.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/574904.html

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From Baghdad to Brasilia :

The “Declaration of Brasilia” calls for close political and economic ties between South America and the Arab world; demands that Israel disband its settlements in the West Bank, including “those in East Jerusalem”, and retreat to its borders before 1967; criticizes US “unilateral economic sanctions against Syria”, which violates principles of international law; and forcefully condemns terrorism. Israel is also implicitly criticized for holding an undeclared nuclear arsenal.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GE12Ak02.html

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South America-Arab Summit Seeks Counter Alliance :

Arab diplomatic sources in Brasilia told AFP that the Bush administration pressured several Arab countries to stay away after the host turned down a US request for observer status at the summit.
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2005-05/10/article04.shtml

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Cuba ‘plane bomber’ was CIA agent :

Declassified US government documents show that a man suspected of involvement in the bombing of a Cuban passenger plane worked for the CIA.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4535661.stm

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Documents link asylum applicant to bombing:

Declassified documents say a Cuban exile applying for asylum in south Florida attended two meetings to plan the bombing of a Cuban jetliner in 1976.
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050510-104107-7866r

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LUIS POSADA CARRILES – THE DECLASSIFIED RECORD:

CIA and FBI Documents Detail Career in International Terrorism; Connection to U.S
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB153/index.htm

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Haiti murder convictions quashed :

Haiti’s Supreme Court has overturned the convictions of dozens of military leaders found guilty in 2000 of murder and torture. They were convicted of mass killings during an attack on supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in the shanty town of Raboteau in 1994.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4531737.stm

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Millions ‘live in modern slavery’ :

Some 12.3 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a major report.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4534393.stm

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Healthcare in Prisons ‘Shocking’:

A federal judge took a major step Tuesday toward seizing control of California’s prison healthcare system, concluding that state inmates are needlessly dying and state officials cannot stop it on their own.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8812.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Video: Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons:

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8451.htm

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Report says Bush administration targets refugees instead of terrorists:

President Bush’s War on Terror has transgressed into a war on immigrants, including those asylum-seekers fleeing terror,” the report said in its executive summary.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/breaking_news/11614504.htm

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Two in Custody After Capitol Plane Scare:

The U.S. Capitol and White House were evacuated Wednesday after a small plane entered restricted airspace and came within three miles of the executive mansion. Military jets scrambled to intercept the aircraft and fired warning flares.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/capital

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Grenade reportedly thrown toward Bush in Georgia:

US Secret Service: A possible hand grenade was reportedly thrown toward a stage in Georgia where US President George W. Bush was giving a speech, but the device was taken away by a Georgian security officer, the US Secret Service said.
www.turkishpress.com/nw.asp?s=i&i=050511000039.nnppkaro

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Wal-Mart crushes union by closing store

news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=637423

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 337 Days

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Home from Iraq

Journalist urges Americans to search for truth, freedom’

By Molly Bingham

We still have the freedom in this country as individuals and as journalists to defend the rights enshrined in the Constitution, to defend the values that we as individuals still hold dear — so why aren’t we doing it? Are we scared? If we’re scared, then who will be there to defend those rights and values when it is proposed that they be taken away?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8794.htm

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Killing people on behalf of a foreign regime

Unfortunately, all too many Americans continue to put their blind faith in the feds and their beloved wars, believing that federal officials, like pagan gods, know what‚s best for the American people and are only acting in their best interests.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8799.htm

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Ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide Speaks From Exile

Fourteen months ago, Aristide was flown to the Central African Republic in what he called a modern-day kidnapping in the service of a coup d’etat backed by the United States.We speak with President Aristide about the ailing former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, whether he will return to Haiti, the continuation of the “black holocaust” and much more.

Click here to listen
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8797.htm

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3 Marines die in operation near border :

Hundreds of American troops backed by helicopter gunships and warplanes swept into remote desert villages near the Syrian border Monday, reportedly killing as many as 100 militants since the weekend operation began.
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Iraqi rebels counter-attack U.S. offensive:

On Monday night, rebels launched a counterattack 5 miles from U.S. Camp Gannon in Qaim, said U.S. Marine Capt. Jeffrey Pool. They attacked a Marine convoy with small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades, roadside bombs and two car bombers.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=8480

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Gunmen Kidnap Governor of Iraqi Province:

Gunmen kidnapped the governor of Iraq’s western Anbar province Tuesday and told his family he would be released when U.S. forces withdraw from Qaim, the site of a major new offensive against followers of Iraq’s most-wanted militant, relatives said.
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Chicago Tribune video report from Syrian border
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On border, GIs find rebels set for fight: Insurgents’ training improved, U.S. says
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-050510015
8may10,1,4571573,print.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

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US claims killing many Iraqi fighters :

“When the American helicopters arrived, the mujahidin captured and killed (their hostages), except for one of them, a Japanese, currently detained by the mujahidin but whose wounds are serious. “We will publish photographs of those who were killed,” it said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5677B9AA-0B4E-479A-AB71-C25C6DEDF0F7.htm

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Seven killed as Iraqi police vent anger at US after car bombings:

Iraqi police hurled insults at US soldiers after two suicide car bomb blasts in Baghdad killed at least seven people and left 19 wounded, including policemen.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1364588.htm

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The Marines‚ flawed body armor:

The Marine Corps issued to nearly 10,000 troops body armor that government experts urged the Corps to reject after tests revealed critical, life-threatening flaws in the vests.
www.airforcetimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-832873.php

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Italian Foreign Minister: Italy will Withdraw its Contingent from Iraq in January or February 2006
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=142&newsid=63562&ch=0&datte=2005-05-10

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Army, Marines miss recruiting goals again:

The all-volunteer military is facing its toughest test yet. In April, the Army missed its recruiting goal for the third month in a row, short by nearly 2,800 recruits, or 42 percent off its target. For the first time in 10 years, the Marine Corps missed its recruiting goal for the last four months.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8798.htm

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Iraq War: Cheating for enlistments:

Disquieting evidence of the continued strain of maintaining a large military commitment in Iraq came from two sources last week.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/223238_recruited.asp

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British memo: U.S. data manipulated for Iraq war:

Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and [weapons of mass destruction]. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8796.htm

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Blair faces growing chorus to quit :

Labour MPs have engaged in a fierce war of words over Prime Minister Tony Blair’s future in Downing Street.
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A Tentative Strategy for ending the War :

The war will only end when support for the war ends at home. We have a new weapon in that struggle; the truth. Let’s use it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8801.htm

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Women and children among 8 civilians killed in US air strikes in E. Afghanistan
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/10/content_2938818.htm

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Afghanistan Offers Amnesty to Wanted Taliban Rebels:

The head of Afghanistan’s peace and reconciliation commission held out an amnesty today for all rebels fighting American and government forces, including the most wanted men, the Taliban leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar,
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8793.htm

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Afghanistan: Karzai Confirms Amnesty Offer Is For All Willing Afghans
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Taliban radio back on the air :

The opening statement of the broadcast in Pashtu told listeners that “Sharia Zhagh radio raises the voice of the Islamic brotherhood against the superpower, United States of America
www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/GE11Ag01.html

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Prisoner Rights and International Law:

Japanese and American Responsibility From World War II to Guantanamo
www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=7824&sectionID=17

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John Bolton, a Force of Darkness:

When I tell you John Bolton is a true force of darkness, you can be sure I do not do so lightly. “Darkness‰ in this sense is the absence of light and Bolton is a protégé of Richard Perle, who has been known for decades in Washington as “The Prince of Darkness.‰
www.theconservativevoice.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5455

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John Bolton : Inflate and Intimidate :

The Bush Administration, with Chairman Richard Lugar’s assistance, is withholding crucial information describing how Bolton tried to spy on colleagues through National Security Agency intercepts and how he skewed intelligence on Syria.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8790.htm

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The Hon. John Bolton:

Mr. Bolton – a member of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs is responsible for withdrawing the U.S. signature from the treaty on the International Criminal Court
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8791.htm

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Neocon History:

Justin Raimondo explains how the neoconservatives went from being communists to Republicans, and why they took America to war in Iraq. Audio
weekendinterviewshow.com/InterviewDisplay.aspx?i=94

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Hamas poll wins cloud pullout:

PLANS for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip have suffered a double setback, with Israel taking fright at the growing electoral strength of the Islamic militant group Hamas, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announcing he will postpone the pullout by three weeks.
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Israel may reconsider Gaza withdrawal:

Israel’s Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom says that Israel will reconsider its Gaza troop-pullout plan if Hamas wins the forthcoming Palestinian elections.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/86B8CFF5-43E9-40A6-8197-B75AE5E577B1.htm

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Pro-Israel bias found in US TV news:

US television network coverage of the Middle East conflict slants news towards Israel’s point of view by giving disproportionate coverage to Israeli deaths, a journalist says.
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If Americans Knew:

118 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 680 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
ifamericaknew.org/

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Israel: Patients were guinea pigs and didn’t know it:

According to the comptroller’s report, thousands of individuals participated in hospital research studies and medical experiments that were not authorized in accordance with the law.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=573805

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 05/09/05:

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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Two Wars Too Many:

Neocons hunt for the right surrogate at the right time to take on Iran
www.villagevoice.com/news/0519,mondo1,63824,6.html

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US media and Iran’s nuclear threat:

The US media is nowadays filled with news on Iran’s nuclear threat, preparing the American public for yet another Middle East conflict without, however, maintaining a modicum of balance by reflecting the Iranian point of view.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GE11Ak01.html

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Blix Says Washington’s Own Nuclear Moves Cost It Support :

The former chief U.N. weapons inspector also cited positions taken by Undersecretary of State John R. Bolton devaluing treaties and international law
www.local6.com/news/4469828/detail.html

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Nuclear weapons, a mind boggling issue?: Doesn‚t need to be.

Check out this quick loading 90-second movie we made to explain what‚s going on and what‚s at stake.
www.truemajorityaction.org/site/pp.asp?c=jvLUJdP8H&b=611597

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Nuclear leak enough to make 20 bombs :

A leak of highly radioactive nuclear fuel dissolved in enough concentrated nitric acid to half-fill an Olympic-size swimming pool has forced the closure of a controversial British reprocessing plant.
www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10124710

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Chechen Field Commander Threatens To Extend War:

In an interview with RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service, senior Chechen field commander Doku Umarov said that by the end of this year the Chechen resistance will begin large-scale military activities in Russian regions beyond the borders of Chechnya.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/5/F2A49F75-4387-4C52-A5AE-9FF68F2FA31E.html

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Radioactive rockets ‘for sale’ in breakaway Soviet republic:

Dimitri spoke fluent English with an American accent. He was tough and businesslike. “The Alazan rocket will cost $200,000 (£105,000),‰ he said. “The price is not negotiable. It‚s a very special thing.‰
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1603602,00.html

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Cuban Exile Could Test U.S. Definition of Terrorist:

If Mr. Posada has indeed illegally entered the United States, the Bush administration has three choices: granting him asylum; jailing him for illegal entry; or granting Venezuela’s request for extradition.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8800.htm

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Bush, Posada & Terrorism Hypocrisy:

The New York Times has finally put the case of fugitive terrorist Luis Posada Carriles on Page One, observing that the violent anti-Castro Cuban‚s presence in Florida “could test‰ George W. Bush‚s universal condemnation of terrorism. But that principle already appears to have been tested and failed.
www.consortiumnews.com/2005/051005.html

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LUIS POSADA CARRILES – THE DECLASSIFIED RECORD

CIA and FBI Documents Detail Career in International Terrorism; Connection to U.S.
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB153/index.htm

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Plan Colombia Aid and the Paramilitaries:

Events this week reveal the – a long-standing pattern of U.S. military collaboration with Colombian paramilitaries going back to the 1960‚s.
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/5/6/1636/09285

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Congressman Ron Paul:

National ID Cards Won’t Stop Terrorism or Illegal Immigration: National ID cards will be used to track the law-abiding masses, not criminals.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8795.htm

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True Patriots Should Worry More about Freedom at Home :

President George W. Bush claims that he is spreading freedom throughout the world. However, for him “freedom‰ appears to be more a slogan, devoid of content and used to harness U.S. nationalism for his own purposes.
independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1508

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Appeals court sides with Cheney in task force lawsuit :

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously found that two private groups that sued Cheney failed to establish that the federal government had a legal duty to produce documents detailing the White House’s contacts with business executives and lobbyists.
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0510CheneyEnergy10-ON.html

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 336 Days

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America’s shame, two years on from “Mission Accomplished”

How did this culture of filth start in America’s “war on terror”

by Robert Fisk

A vast quantity of evidence has now been built up on the system which the Americans have created for mistreating and torturing prisoners. I have interviewed a Palestinian who gave me compelling evidence of anal rape with wooden poles at Bagram – by Americans, not by Afghans.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8787.htm

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We Are Very Good Drivers…

So, just where are bin Laden and al-Zarqawi?

By Sheila Samples

Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bragged they “almost got him,” al-Zarqawi leapt from a speeding pickup truck and fled on foot. A one-legged man of sub-par intelligence outrunning a crack, highly trained special forces team. I’d pay to see that feat, wouldn’t you?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8781.htm

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Four bloody lies of war, from Havana 1898 to Baghdad 2003

The Bush Administration’s lies about its rationales for attacking Iraq fit a pattern of deceit that has dragged America into at least three other unjust and catastrophic wars.

By Harvey Wasserman

Nixon’s “dirty trickster” disciples Karl Rove and Dick Cheney have now poisoned this nation with yet another ghastly lie of war. Their hopeless Iraqi slaughter has become the modern definition of cynical deceit, human butchery and economic ruin.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8788.htm

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No Empire

Kick the imperialists out of power and get rid of the lobbyists representing foreign governments.

By Charley Reese

The urge to destroy resides in every human heart. Violence is all too often the problem-solving method of choice. The 20th century differed from the preceding ones only in the scale of the violence unleashed. Between wars and dictators, well over 200 million people died before their natural time.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8789.htm

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Criminals Belong in Prison :

By William Rivers Pitt

We need two exit strategies: one to get our forces out of that country (Iraq) as soon as humanly possible, and the other to get George W. Bush out of the White House and into a cellblock in The Hague. Save a bunk for Mr. Blair, too. Criminals belong in prison.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8766.htm

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Video Lecture

“THE NEW PEARL HARBOR”

Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11

Professor David Ray Griffin

Professor Griffin argues that “omissions and distortions” in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and says that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

Watch it now!. Windows Media.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8765.htm

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US troops kill 75 “insurgents” in Iraq offensive:

On Sunday, three soldiers were killed in two roadside bomb attacks and one was killed by small-arms fire. Three Marines were killed by a suicide car bomb and a sailor died in small arms fire, the military said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09656175.htm

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Nine Iraqis die as insurgent attacks continue :

Nine Iraqis were killed and 17 wounded in attacks around the country on Monday
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Eight bodies found near Baghdad:

The bodies of eight Iraqi civilians, tortured and then executed with a bullet to the back of the neck, were found on Monday on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, the Iraqi army and medics said.
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1701988,00.html

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Car bomb targeting Iraqi police kills 4 in Baghdad :

A car bomb exploded Monday morning in southern Baghdad, killing two Iraqi police officers and two civilians, witnesses said.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=8489

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Three Marines, One Sailor Killed:

A number of “terrorists” were killed May 7 when they used a civilian hospital in Hadithah to conduct an attack on coalition forces.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050507.txt

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed:

Two U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed today by the detonation of an improvised explosive device.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050506.txt

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U.S. troops launch attacks against villages along Euphrates:

More than 1,000 U.S. troops supported by fighter jets and helicopter gunships attacked villages Sunday along the Euphrates River
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/11598220.htm

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Juan Cole: 8 US Servicemen Killed Over Weekend:

What is going on in Sunni Iraqi cities, which might account for this violence (which is typically reported curtly and in a shadowy fashion by the US military and American press)?
www.juancole.com/2005/05/8-us-servicemen-killed-over-weekend.html

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Amidst doubts, CIA hangs on to control of Iraqi intelligence service:

The CIA has so far refused to hand over control of Iraq’s intelligence service to the newly elected Iraqi government in a turf war that exposes serious doubts the Bush administration has over the ability of Iraqi leaders to fight the insurgency and worries about the new government’s close ties to Iran.
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11597484.htm

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Former ministers flee as Iraq begins corruption inquiry:

Former Iraqi ministers are fleeing the country because of reports that the new administration may prevent them going abroad while accusations of corruption are being investigated.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=636841

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Chalabi’s Reversal of Fortune:

With the White House’s recent change of heart, critics have re-emerged to question why the U.S. is hanging its hopes for Iraq on a man who was not only convicted in Jordan for bank fraud but who also allegedly provided discredited prewar intelligence on weapons of mass destruction and whose relationship with Iran remains murky. “
www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1059035,00.html

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The job is done :

The prime minister must accept that most British people want the troops out of Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1479411,00.html

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Plot To Oust Blair:

TONY Blair faces a leadership challenge following Labour’s hammering in the General Election. The Sunday Mirror has learned of a plot involving disillusioned MPs, peers and union bosses.
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Bitter Blair babe hits out at PM before flit to the Tories :

Helen Clark quit Labour after she became one of the party‚s casualties on Thursday‚s election night. The Peterborough candidate was defeated by the Conservatives after eight years as an MP.
news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=497632005

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In Britain, Iraq news that rolled off Bush damaged Blair severely:

Six months after Bush won a second term by a comfortable enough margin to claim a mandate, Blair returned to No. 10 Downing Street visibly chastened. His party’s delegation to Parliament was slashed by nearly 100 seats
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/05/08/news/britain.php

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A Draft in the Air:

What do you get when you combine nose-diving military enlistments with a bleak assessment from the Pentagon’s top brass that the ongoing Iraq-tastrophe hampers U.S. military readiness — leaving the nation perilously short handed in the face of North Korean and Iranian provocation?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8785.htm

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U.S. Increases Mercenary Forces:

Ugandans deployed to work in Iraq, US installations worldwide
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/09/content_2936040.htm

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Parents can keep military recruiters from contacting kids:

Fed up with constant calls and visits from military recruiters seeking to meet monthly enlistment quotas, some parents are unaware the military gets their contact information from their children’s schools.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8786.htm

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The Glory of War:

Thus does the American public not care much about Iraq. It is not quite as invisible as other nations that were the subject of national obsessions in the recent past. Hardly anyone knows who or what is running El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Libya, Serbia, or Somalia, or any of the other formerly strategic countries that once engaged national attention.
www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/glory-of-war.html

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I was tortured, says ricin plotter:

AN INFORMANT who revealed an al-Qaeda plot to make and use deadly ricin poison in Britain is claiming that he was tortured before admitting his role in the conspiracy.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1604436,00.ht
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In case you missed it?:

The ricin ring that never was :

The trial collapse has exposed the deception behind attempts to link al-Qaida to a ‘poison attack’ on London
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8537.htm

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Spy claims torture in prison:

Jonathan Pollard, a U.S. citizen who spied for Israel, has been subjected to electric shock, sleep deprivation and other “cruel and extreme” forms of torture while serving a life sentence in American prisons, his lawyer said Sunday.
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2005/05/08/1030946-ap.html

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Israel squeezes Gaza opposition :

Israel is detaining a right-wing Jewish settler for five months without charge as part of efforts to quell opposition to its plan to evacuate the Gaza Strip.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4529637.stm

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North Korea has six nuclear weapons: ElBaradei:

The International Atomic Energy Agency estimates that North Korea has close to six nuclear weapons, the UN nuclear watchdog‚s chief said on Sunday.
jang.com.pk/thenews/may2005-daily/09-05-2005/world/w1.htm

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Dynamic of war :

The chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency tells the Senate Armed Services Committee North Korea has the wherewithal to put a nuclear device in the nose cone of a three-stage, long-range missile that can reach Hawaii and Alaska.
www.segye.com/Service5/ShellView.asp?TreeID=
1184&PCode=0007&DataID=200505091511000105

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Rumors of N.Korea Crisis in June Intensify:

There are immediate signs that North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test in Kilju, North Hamgyeong Province, with talk of a test coming not just from the U.S. but also from China and Japan. Most of it is pessimistic. “North Korea could conduct a nuclear test as early as June,”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8784.htm

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What is the Truth of the North‚s Nuclear Issue? :

The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported that “the U.S.‚ intelligence manipulation‰ is designed for China to develop a feeling of crisis by making it keep its eye upon Pyongyang‚s disquieting action.
english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=060000&biid=2005051047868

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Iran converted raw uranium into gas :

“We converted all the 37 tons of uranium concentrate known as yellowcake into UF-4 at the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility before we suspended work there,‰ said Mohammad Saeedi.
www.breakingnews.ie/2005/05/09/story201738.html

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Iran’s gasoline imports to top dlrs 4.5 billion this year :

The total refining capacity is 40 million liters daily where as the gasoline consumption is estimated to exceed 64.5 million liters daily this year.
www.payvand.com/news/05/may/1066.html

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12 rebels killed in operation in eastern Afghanistan :

About twelve rebels were killed in eastern Afghanistan when US Marines tracked down a group of insurgents there, coalition said on Monday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/09/content_2934914.htm

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2 US marines killed in Afghanistan :

Two U.S. Marines were killed May 8 northwest of Jalalabad, in Laghman Province, in an engagement with approximately 25 suspected Taliban.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/09/content_2933723.htm

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Taliban official turned U.S. spy faces prosecution:

Zadran, 53, had avoided prison in a federal smuggling case by turning FBI informant. For three years, he offered intelligence on the Taliban’s hierarchy and terrorist operations in Afghanistan even as he served as the regime’s U.S. representative.
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11592391.htm

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Mr. Bush and the Riga axioms :

HISTORIANS OF the Cold War will not have missed the significance of President George W. Bush choosing Riga as the venue for his speech on Saturday repudiating the 1945 Yalta Agreement.
www.thehindu.com/2005/05/09/stories/2005050906171100.htm

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US ‘torpedoed Kursk nuclear sub’:

A FORMER British military official has backed a sensational claim that the Russian nuclear submarine, the Kursk, was torpedoed by US forces in August 2000.
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UN accommodates human rights abuses by police in Haiti:

The images of the killings by the U.S.-armed and U.N.-trained Police Nationale de Haiti (PNH) are stark and undeniable. Peaceful demonstrators slaughtered in cold-blood as the U.N. pontificates and postures to justify its role in legitimizing the coup in February 2004 against the democratically elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

WARNING – Graphic images
www.haitiaction.net/News/HIP/5_8_5/5_8_5.html

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“Terrorist” Cuban Exile Seeking Political Asylum in U.S.:

A chief ‘terrorist” with long ties to US intelligence agencies is seeking asylum in the United States. The FBI has evidence linking him to an airline bombing that killed 73 people. We’re talking about the notorious militant Cuban exile: Luis Posada Carriles.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/09/148243

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Oil companies that don’t pay taxes must leave Venezuela:

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that foreign oil companies operating in Venezuela must pay taxes he insists they owe, or else leave the country.
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/5/9/latest/20050509065638&sec=Latest

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Venezuela to probe oil firms for tax evasion:

Venezuelan lawmakers will investigate international oil companies which have been accused of evading taxes and other charges, said the president of the National Assembly.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3172707

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Cuba, Venezuela offer medial assistance to other countries :

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on May 8 said that his country and Cuba will carry out a programme entitled “Mision Milagro” with the aim of bringing light to the poor people with eye diseases in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.
www.vnanet.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=34&NEWS_ID=150063

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Mexico City’s Leftist Mayor Says He Will Resign in July to Run for President
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBXEDLSI8E.html

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Arab-S America ties set for a boost:

In a bid to counter the apparent global dominance of the United States, ministers from 33 South American and Arab League states have arrived in Brazil for the first-ever summit of leaders from the two regions.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/17CAE2E3-6683-4DC1-830F-2FFAB724220A.htm

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Latin-Arab summit worries U.S., Israel:

The United States and Israel are concerned the summit could become a platform to attack U.S. and Israeli policies in the Middle East. A draft copy of the declaration published in the Brazilian press raised expectations the meeting would criticize U.S. and Israeli use of force and back the rights of peoples to resist occupation.
www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20050508-123446-7241r

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Pentagon: 1,700 Sex Assaults Reported :

Military criminal investigators received 1,700 reports of sexual assault in 2004 involving at least one member of the military, the Pentagon said Friday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4989510,00.html?gusrc=ticker-103704

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The Air Force Academy is under investigation again :

First, academy culture seems to permit targeting, even assault, of whole subgroups in its community, whether women or those who are not evangelical Christians.
www.chron.com/CDA/umstory.mpl/editorial/3172786

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Social Security Quackery :

The point is not to shore up Social Security. It is to kill it — softly. That’s why the Bush plan would be rolled out over a generation — with little cuts, year by year, that would slowly make the program less and less helpful to (and more and more of a burden on) 2/3rds of American wage earners.
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Papers, Please!: Real ID = National ID Card:

This Tuesday, the US Senate is scheduled to vote on the implementation of a national ID card system. The Real ID Act is nothing less than a Real National ID Act.
www.unrealid.com/

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Great Taste, Less Privacy :

A patron walks into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender asks to see some ID. Without asking permission, the barkeep swipes the driver’s license through a card reader and the device flashes a green light approving the order.
www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,62182,00.html

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US tourism Œlosing billions because of image‚:

The US is losing billions of dollars as international tourists are deterred from visiting the US because of a tarnished image overseas and more bureaucratic visa policies, travel industry leaders have warned.
news.ft.com/cms/s/9d3b32bc-bfe8-11d9-b376-00000e2511c8.html

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Video: “When The President Talks To God”

By Bright Eyes. Includes Lyrics
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8782.htm

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Date: Sun, 8 May 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 2 Years and 335Days

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Name Withheld Pending Notification

Happy Mothers Day Mr. Bush.

By Cindy Sheehan

Sorrowfully, there are 1579 families in this country who have “Iraq” carved on their hearts and souls for eternity. We have sacrificed more than the $1.99 it costs to buy a “Support the Troops” magnet for our cars.
informationclearinghouse.info/article8779.htm

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Video Lecture

“THE NEW PEARL HARBOR”

Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11

Professor David Ray Griffin

Professor Griffin argues that “omissions and distortions” in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and says that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.

Watch it now!. Windows Media.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8765.htm

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Criminals Belong in Prison :

By William Rivers Pitt

We need two exit strategies: one to get our forces out of that country (Iraq) as soon as humanly possible, and the other to get George W. Bush out of the White House and into a cellblock in The Hague. Save a bunk for Mr. Blair, too. Criminals belong in prison.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8766.htm

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Captured Al-Qaeda Kingpin Demoted In Case Of ŒMistaken Identity‚:

According to European intelligence experts, however, Abu Faraj al-Libbi was not the terrorists‚ third in command, as claimed, but a middle-ranker derided by one source as “among the flotsam and jetsam‰ of the organisation. Bush called him a “top general‰ and “a major facilitator and chief planner for the Al- Qaeda network‰.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8775.htm

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End Times Imperialism

Biblical Prophecy and Christian Zionism

By GARY LEUPP

Belief in Biblical prophecy surely provides hope and comfort for the believer, and I take no pleasure in attempting to subvert humble faith. But the belief in prophecy that justifies imperialist aggression, especially when joined to bull-headed support for an ignorant president who pompously fancies himself a “religious scholar” is frightening.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8770.htm

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Six killed near Syrian borde:

Weapons caches were found during the operations in Qaim city, and 54 alleged “insurgents” were detained, the military said in a statement.
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Iraqi Child killed in land mine explosion:

A child was killed and another seriously injured from a landmine explosion in Al-Muthana governorate
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=730812

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Gunmen kill senior Iraq transport ministry official:

Gunmen assassinated a senior transport ministry official in Baghdad on Sunday
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=8417461

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US marine killed in bomb attack in western Iraq ;

A US marine was killed in a bomb attack in Iraq’s western province of Anbar Saturday, the US military said in a statement.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/07/content_2927414.htm

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14 Sunni Arabs shot dead:

FOURTEEN Iraqis shot dead and left at a Baghdad garbage dump were Sunni Arabs, relatives say, raising the spectre of deeper sectarian strife in Iraq following mass killings of Shi’ites.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,15215072-23109,00.html

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Captured Al-Qaeda Kingpin Demoted In Case Of ŒMistaken Identity‚:

According to European intelligence experts, however, Abu Faraj al-Libbi was not the terrorists‚ third in command, as claimed, but a middle-ranker derided by one source as “among the flotsam and jetsam‰ of the organisation. Bush called him a “top general‰ and “a major facilitator and chief planner for the Al- Qaeda network‰.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8775.htm

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International court hears anti-war claims :

Lawyers acting for anti-war groups yesterday presented the international criminal court with evidence which, they say, shows that the government acted unlawfully by participating in the US-led invasion of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8776.htm

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Bereaved accuse ministers of war crimes:

The group of 10 bereaved families claims that British troops were unlawfully ordered to use cluster bombs near civilian areas and to destroy essential power supplies which affected hospitals and water.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8777.htm

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Conyers Demands Investigation:

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), has released a letter signed by 88 fellow Representatives. The letter demands an investigation into the revelation that the American and British governments colluded secretly to manipulate intelligence as a means of justifying a decision to invade Iraq that had already been made. The Conyers letter and names of the House signatories can be read here. .

pdf format
www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/letters/bushsecretmemoltr5505.pdf

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Soldier lifts lid on Camp Delta :

Erik Saar, an Arabic speaker who was a translator in interrogation sessions, has produced a searing first-hand account of working at Guantánamo. It will prove a damaging blow to a White House still struggling to recover from the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8778.htm

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Gonzales: Prisoner abuse doesn’t qualify as torture:

“Torture, as a matter of prosecution, is defined by Congress as the intentional infliction of severe physical and mental pain or suffering,” Gonzales said in an interview at the offices of Houston U.S. Attorney Michael Shelby.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3171519

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Silence about U.S. torture tactics is abhorrent:

Torture is worse than murder. A murder victim usually dies quickly with his or her dignity intact. Torture takes an individual to the brink of death repeatedly. In addition, it creates an atmosphere of degradation equivalent to rape.
www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar
ticle?AID=/20050507/OPINION/505070311/1050

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Iraq cabinet approved; minister quits:

The Iraqi parliament has approved appointments for six cabinet vacancies, handing four more positions to the Sunni Arab minority.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1D0BF901-5229-49F2-B500-0E44A90F5E27.htm

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Caught in the Crossfire:

Uncle of severely burned Iraqi girl seeks help
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/local/11582781.htm

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The pretext behind `confiscating weapons’ :

If Sharon transfers control to the Palestinians, he would need to explain, especially to the Americans, why he is not continuing to implement his road map commitments.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/573404.html

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Congress Channels US Aid to PNA through Israel, NGOs:

Instead of $200 million for the PA, as President Bush had requested, the measure earmarks $150 million for Palestinians, to be channeled through US aid agencies, non-government organizations and philanthropic groups, while $50 million would go to Israel
www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20050507050457252

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Uri Avnery: “Aren’t You Ashamed?”:

The car stopped for a moment. An elderly lady pushed her head out of the window and shouted; “Aren’t you ashamed of yourselves? Today is Holocaust Day, and you are demonstrating for Arabs?!”
www.amin.org/eng/uri_avnery/2005/may7.html

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Your papers please!:

How Real ID will affect you:

Starting three years from now, if you live or work in the United States, you’ll need a federally approved ID card to travel on an airplane, open a bank account, collect Social Security payments, or take advantage of nearly any government service. Practically speaking, your driver’s license likely will have to be reissued to meet federal standards.
news.com.com/FAQ+How+Real+ID+will+aff
ect+you/2100-1028_3-5697111.html?tag=nefd.top

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Personal bankruptcy hits record :

The number of people going bankrupt reached record levels in the first quarter of this year, official figures showed yesterday, highlighting the economic problems facing the new Labour government.
www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1478530,00.html

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NEWS FOR SATURDAY 05/07/05

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Baghdad bomb kills 17 Including 4 Americans:

Four Americans were among the 17 people killed in a huge car bomb blast in central Baghdad on Saturday, security and medical sources said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DA17BAA8-A3D5-4E5D-838D-9A1BD17D52B2.htm

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US marine killed in bomb attack in western Iraq
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/07/content_2927414.htm

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Two killed, five injured in explosion at Kabul Internet cafe
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Putin Blasts U.S. On ‘Democracy’:

On the eve of a meeting with President Bush in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin lashes out at the American president, raising questions about his election in 2000 and his decision to go to war in Iraq.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/05/06/60minutes/main693422.shtml

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Iraq Qaeda vows to avenge Iraqi shot by Marine-Web:

Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq vowed on Friday to avenge the fatal shooting of a wounded unarmed Iraqi in a Falluja mosque by a U.S. Marine last year, after he was cleared by the Marine Corps, according to an Internet posting
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06374121.htm

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“Pork-Laden” Iraq Bill :

Just when you thought it might be impossible for the Bush administration and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to stoop any lower, they have sunk to a new depth. They are now, in the well-chosen words of one member of the U.S. House, “using America’s fighting men and women as human shields to pass pork-laden legislation.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8773.htm

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Robin Cook: Take a long hard look at yourself :

Tony Blair must listen to the voters and step down sooner rather than later
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1478589,00.html

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Spy photos spot signs of N Korea nuclear test site :

American officials believe that new satellite photographs of North Korea show intensive preparations for a possible nuclear weapons test
www.guardian.co.uk/korea/article/0,2763,1478641,00.html?gusrc=rss

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U.S. says it upholds U.N. torture rules, critics object:

The United States said in a report on Friday it was abiding by global anti-torture rules and any abuses of detainees in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars were not systemic but critics charged the report was a whitewash.
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Elation in Harlem as Girl Held in Terror Inquiry Is Released :

Having held the girls for six weeks in a Pennsylvania detention center, the government has quietly released one of the girls and is allowing the other to leave the country with her family.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8767.htm

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Al-Arian Lawyer Argues Motions:

Federal prosecutors are trying to validate Israeli policy and aggression toward Palestinians while unfairly restricting Sami Al-Arian’s right to defend himself in a pending terrorism-related trial, his attorney argued in court papers.
news.tbo.com/news/MGBI8H89F8E.html

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In case you missed it :

02/23/2003: Israeli Spies Aided Feds In Readying ‘Jihad’ Case: Intelligence supplied by Israel played a key role in the indictment last week of University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian on charges that he is a leader of the Islamic Jihad Palestinian terrorist group, the Forward has learned.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1730.htm

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More on “Professor Sami Al-Arian”
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Palestinian workers under “moral terror”:

He lost his work because he refused to “betray his people.”
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3811.shtml

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 05/06/05:

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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Backing for Colombia Drug War Criticized:

Resilient rebels. Rebounding drug crops. Rogue American soldiers, snared in plots to smuggle cocaine and funnel stolen ammunition to paramilitary death squads. The bad news has been piling up fast, almost five years after the United States began spending $3 billion under its Plan Colombia aid program
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Gwynne Dyer: Breaking the world war cycle :

In 1945, the survivors of the worst war in history changed international law and made war illegal. They also created a new institution whose main purpose was to oversee that law and ensure that the great powers never went to war again. They called it the United Nations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8772.htm

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Bush Government Wastes $4.5 Billion :

After spending more than $4.5 billion on screening devices to monitor the nation’s ports, borders, airports, mail and air, the federal government is moving to replace or alter much of the antiterrorism equipment, concluding that it is ineffective, unreliable or too expensive to operate.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8771.htm

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‘Propaganda’ bill nixed in House:

House Republicans Wednesday soundly rejected an effort by Democrats to ban the Department of Education from spending money on “covert propaganda.”
www.connpost.com/news/ci_2709446

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Bush Administration Claims Presidential Privilege for LBJ Documents:

CIA Refuses Release of 35-Year-Old President’s Daily Briefs
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/pdbnews/index.htm

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