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 Information Clearing House  Digest June 12-16 2005

 
 

Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 39 Days

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More Damning than Downing Street

Why aren’t we talking about this?

by Paul Rogat Loeb

As the Downing Street memo confirms, they had so little evidence of real threats that they knew from the start that they were going to have manufacture excuses to go to war. What’s more damning still is that they effectively began this war even before the congressional vote.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9156.htm

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In case you missed it:

Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq’s Oil :

The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq’s oil before the 9/11 attacks sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil, BBC’s Newsnight has revealed. Windows Media.

BBC Newsnight Video Report

Insiders told Newsnight that planning began “within weeks” of Bush’s first taking office in 2001, long before the September 11th attack on the US. Windows Media
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8307.htm

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On Loyalty

An Open Letter to US Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

By STAN GOFF

You do not have to follow illegal orders EVER, under any circumstances, and you ARE bound by International Law. You should also be bound by what you know is right, by your sense of plain common decency.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9158.htm

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Camilo Mejia: An American We Can All Be Proud Of

The Objector

It’s a really scary thing to stand up to a captain or a colonel and say, “No, I’m not going to do that, I’m not going to humiliate this man.” And out of fear you do things like that.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9154.htm

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In case you missed it:

Seymour Hersh : The US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison:

“The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking,” the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was “a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher.”

Real video and transcript.
informationclearinghouse.info/article6492.htm

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Suicide car bomber kills at least eight policemen:

A suicide car bomber slammed into a truck Thursday that was carrying policemen along the main road connecting Baghdad with its airport, killing at least eight officers and injuring at least 25
cbsnewyork.com/international/Iraq-SuicideAttack-ai/resources_news_html

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Iraqi judge among 8 killed in Mosul :

An Iraqi judge was assassinated on Thursday, as five civilians and two of Iraqi policemen died in clashes with militants in Mosul, Iraqi Kurdish source said.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=743340

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Car bomb in west Baghdad kills 6 police commandos:

A car bomb exploded next to an Iraqi police commando convoy in western Baghdad on Thursday, killing six police and wounding 25 others, police said.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=854290

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Five Marines Killed By IED In Ar Ramadi:

Five Marines assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action June 15 when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.
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Sailor With Marine Expeditionary Force Killed:

A Sailor assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died June 15 from wounds received from enemy small-arms fire. The incident took place during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
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Al Qaeda extends deadline for Iraq soldier hostages:

Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq gave the U.S.-backed government another 72 hours to free women prisoners, threatening to kill 36 Iraqi soldiers it holds hostage if it does not comply, according to an Internet statement on Thursday.
206.190.35.122/s/nm/20050616/ts_nm/iraq_hostages_dc/nc:716

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Top al-Zarqawi aide reported captured:

Iraq has announced the capture of a senior member of an armed group, hours after a car bomb struck near the offices of interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.
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Army Zeroes In on Dog Handler in Abuse Scandal:

With criminal charge sheets obtained Tuesday accusing him of abusing five Iraqi detainees, including a pair of juvenile prisoners, in a macabre game to frighten inmates at the U.S.-run prison near Baghdad.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/latimes687.html

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Senate Republicans Targets International Red Cross:

Senators ask Bush to reconsider financial support for the agency after its criticism of how U.S. forces treat their detainees abroad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9159.htm

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Impeaching Presidents for Stains:

Acts ordered by state leaders that kill thousands of people without just cause are usually petitioned to war crimes tribunals.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9155.htm

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The Lie Of The Century:

Any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.
www.whatreallyhappened.com/lieofthecentury.html

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Newsweek: From Downing Street to Capitol Hill:

Two senior British government officials today acknowledged as authentic a series of 2002 pre-Iraq war memos stating that Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program was “effectively frozen” and that there was “no recent evidence” of Iraqi ties to international terrorism˜private conclusions that contradicted two key pillars of the Bush administration’s public case for the invasion in March 2003.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8234762/site/newsweek/

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Conyers issues statement in advance of hearing; 122 Dems onboard:

We are here because many of us find it unacceptable for any Administration – be it Democratic or Republican – to put our troops in harms way based on false information.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9161.htm

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Draft no answer; Iraqi drawdown is :

Why not lay out a timetable for American withdrawal? There comes a point when American commitments should no longer hinge on Iraqi promises or on expectations of the Bush administration, which have proved equally unreliable.
www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Opinion/Editorials/03OpOPN78061605.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/15/05:

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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Bush snubbed on ‘terror book’ law :

Powers to gather information on the books people buy in US bookshops and rent from libraries should be repealed, the House of Representatives has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4098886.stm

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In case you missed it:

Video: The World According to Bush :

“This administration has chosen to use the propaganda tools of Hitler, Goering, and Goebels‰ --- Robert Steele, CIA Covert Operations
www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1025.htm

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Suffer the Little Children:

A part of me feels like the ugly American, grotesque in our exuberant, extravagant lifestyle. How is it possible that my puppy eats better than two-thirds of the world?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9157.htm

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Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

“I hear much of people‚s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent.” — Daniel Defoe [Daniel Foe] (1660-1731)

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 38 Days

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The Downing Street Memo Comes To Washington

Conyers Blasts “Deafening Sound of Silence”

An interview with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) who is convening a public hearing tomorrow in Washington on the so-called Downing Street Memo and other newly released documents that he says show the Bush administration’s “efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence.” We also speak with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Click here to listen. Real Audio
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9145.htm

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New Memos Detail Early Plans for Invading Iraq

British officials believed the U.S. favored military force a year before the war, documents show.

By John Daniszewski
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

In March 2002, the Bush administration had just begun to publicly raise the possibility of confronting Iraq. But behind the scenes, officials already were deeply engaged in seeking ways to justify an invasion, newly revealed British memos indicate.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9150.htm

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The Fix is In:
Why the Downing Street Memo Matters

Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski and Daniel Ellsberg on the deceptions of the Bush administration
Real Video – 4 minutes
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9131.htm

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Enabling Evil

Bush’s Willing Executioners

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

If Germans were complicit, how can Americans avoid the charge of complicity in Bush’s crimes against Iraq when Americans are in possession of such damning facts and have the power of impeachment? Why do Americans tolerate a liar and a war criminal as their president?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9147.htm

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Unleashing the Resistance

How do the Iraqi insurgents do it? How are they defending themselves from the oppressive U.S. managed state in Baghdad? How are they killing it?

by Karen Kwiatkowski

They love their country, and have no intention of permanently leaving its future in the hands of either the Americans or beholden U.S. allies in the region, be they of Saudi, Kuwaiti, Turkish or Israeli persuasion.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9152.htm

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At least 25 Iraqi soldiers dead in bombing at army base :

Army officials say two more Iraqi soldiers died at a hospital, where they’d been evacuated after the blast. More than two dozen people were injured.
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US Marine among ten killed in Iraq :

US Marines killed five Iraqi civilians in Ramadi.
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=80100

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Suicide car bomb kills eight Iraqi policemen in Baghdad :

A suicide car bomb detonated near an Iraqi police patrol in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing atleast eight policemen, police said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/15/content_3090320.htm

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48 dead as Iraq cabinet wins vote of confidence :

TWENTY-four people died in bomb attacks in Iraq yesterday, while the bodies of another two dozen men were taken to a Baghdad hospital as the wave of killings prompted by the swearing in of the country’s new government showed no signs of abating.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=655342005

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Iraq ‘statistically’ no safer, Rumsfeld says:

Mr Rumsfeld was asked whether the security situation had improved since the day after the war ended. Well, statistically no. But clearly it has been getting better as we’ve gone along,” he replied.
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Walk a mile in the shoes of Iraqi army :

In the immediate wake of our invasion, experts talked of having a window of opportunity, a brief period of time in which U.S. officials had to get control of the security situation, surrender day-to-day control of Iraq and withdraw the bulk of our troops. If we stayed beyond that window, they warned, Iraqi resentment would grow so great that our presence would become more of an obstacle than a benefit.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9144.htm

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Counting heroes, but by whose measure for an Iraq death toll? :

Leave it to what goes for American foresight in Iraq to tap Jabr as a minister despite his history of anti-Sunni militancy. Jabr may be playing an even more divisive, if not outright violent, role now as one of Badr’s most powerful politicos in Iraq. Of course he’ll blame every death on the insurgency.
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‰We can’t kill them,‰ he said. ‰When I kill one, I create three.‰:

A U.S. officer who works with the task force overseeing training of Iraqi troops, regarding how easy it was for the insurgency to replenish its forces. ‰We can’t kill them,‰ he said. ‰When I kill one, I create three.‰
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=29057

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Kurdish officials sanction Kirkuk abductions:

The detainees have been abducted by police and security units led by Kurdish political parties and sometimes with the knowledge of U.S. forces, the report said, citing government documents and families of the victims.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N15228779.htm

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Jordan says U.S. troops abusing drivers:

Report says U.S. troops forced four drivers to wipe human excrement in each other’s faces, detained a dozen drivers in toilets for 12 hours and broke the windows of their cars.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9149.htm

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Poland to cut troop levels in Iraq by up to 300 this summer:

Poland said Wednesday it will cut its 1,700-troop deployment to Iraq this summer by as many as 300 troops.
cbsnewyork.com/international/Poland-Iraq-ai/resources_news_html

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The myth of the madrassa :

It is one of the widespread assumptions of the war on terrorism that the Muslim religious schools known as madrassas, catering to families that are often poor, are graduating students who become terrorists. Of the 75 terrorists we investigated, only nine had attended madrassas, and all of those played a role in one attack – the Bali bombing.
www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/14/opinion/edbergen.php

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Eric Margolis: Web of cold-blooded lies:

Fakery after fakery, trumpeted by the tame media that came to resemble the lickspittle press of the old Soviet Union. Ironically, in the end, horrid Saddam Hussein turned out to be telling the truth all along, while Bush and Blair were not.
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www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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On day Blair & Bush worked up excuse for war, this was placed on White House web site:

President Bush, Prime Minister Blair Discuss Keeping the Peace
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/09/20020907-2.html

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The Downing Street Memo Petition :

Sign the letter. Join hundreds of thousands of Americans and 89 members of Congress in asking President Bush to explain the revelations in the “Downing Street Memo.”
action.truemajority.org/campaign/DowningStreetMemo

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U.S. checking possibility of pumping oil from northern Iraq to Israel, via Jordan :

The United States has asked Israel to check the possibility of pumping oil from Iraq to the oil refineries in Haifa. The request came in a telegram last week from a senior Pentagon official to a top Foreign Ministry official in Jerusalem.
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In case you missed it:

Iraq-Israel oil pipeline ‘to reopen’ : 06/21/03: (The Guardian) Israel’s finance minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, predicted yesterday that the British-era oil pipeline from Iraq’s northern oilfields through Jordan to the Israeli port city of Haifa would be reopened.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3870.htm

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Bill Kristol and Israel Want to Draft Your Kids:

Bill Kristol and the neocons have Saudi Arabia in their gun sights — and have for some time now. According to veteran investigative reporter Bob Dreyfuss, the neocons are using al-Qaeda (or what passes for al-Qaeda) as a blunderbuss to buckshot through their anti-Islam, pro-Israel agenda.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9148.htm

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In case you missed it:

A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm:

This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq ˜ an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

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Indictment Shows Washington Is ‘Israeli-Occupied Territory’ :

Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin’s espionage case has uncovered a spy nest at the top
www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=6316

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Israeli Spy Affair: Pentagon Analyst Accused of Creating Web of Deception:

Indictment alleges stealthy contacts by an official suspected of leaking secrets to Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9146.htm

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Israel bulldozes more Palestinian homes:

According to the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, the Israeli demolition crew included approximately 100 soldiers and police officers, more than 20 military and police vehicles and four bulldozers.
www.washtimes.com/upi/20050615-104435-8019r.htm

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Two US Lawmakers Propose Gasoline Embargo on Iran :

Two members of Congress say the United States needs to take stronger steps, along with European allies, to pressure Iran to stop its suspected nuclear weapons program.
www.payvand.com/news/05/jun/1099.html

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India, Iran, Pak condemn US moves on pipeline :

New Delhi, Tehran and Islamabad have condemned the US threat of sanctions on Islamabad if it goes ahead with the oil pipeline from Iran to India.
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Seven Afghan medics gunned down:

SUSPECTED Taliban militants killed a doctor and six medical attendants during a spate of violent incidents in southern Afghanistan that left a total of 17 people dead, officials said.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=3293840

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Afghan district police chief held over MSF killings:

An Afghan district police chief has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killing of five staff of Nobel prize-winning aid agency Medecins sans Frontieres last year, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL300162.htm

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‘One way or another’ N.Korea to lose nukes:

“One way or another they’re not going to have these systems,” said Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, the top U.S. diplomat dealing with Pyongyang.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050614/ts_nm/korea_north_usa_dc

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Venezuela’s Chavez Warns Soldiers of Plot :

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned soldiers on Tuesday that government adversaries were trying to provoke divisions within the military and plotting to assassinate him.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5075159,00.html

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Posada Case:

U.S. officials have said they will not deport him to either Cuba or Venezuela, where governments there want to try him on terrorism charges. That decision has fueled criticism from Havana and Caracas that Washington is coddling a terrorist.
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Groups Cross Political Divide to Defend Due Process

The brief argues that the extra-judicial detention of an American citizen seized on American soil requires Congressional authorization. Absent this, Padilla must be brought before a court before being deprived of liberty. The administration asserts that a vaguely worded passage in the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) grants the president discretion to unilaterally determine whether an American citizen seized on American soil can be classified as an “enemy combatant‰ and detained indefinitely without legal recourse.
www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=18933

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FBI inspector general‚s report: Evidence of government complicity in 9/11 attacks?

The question must be posed: did one or more agencies or high-level officials provide protection for known Al Qaeda associates who ultimately participated in the hijack-bombings?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9151.htm

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Exxon hires Bush energy aide:

Cooney, most recently the chief of staff to President Bush’s Council on Environmental Quality, left amid claims by critics that he edited reports on global warming to downplay concerns raised by the scientific community.
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Science, Bush-style :

Philip Cooney, while chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, made repeated changes in government reports on global warming, downplaying its risks and raising doubts about its validity.
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Bolton vote may be forced on Senate:

Emboldened by success in blocking a vote last month, Senate Democrats are refusing to allow a vote until the Bush administration provides information that could shed light on whether Mr Bolton skewed intelligence in his former position as undersecretary of state for arms control.
news.ft.com/cms/s/a66160bc-dd13-11d9-b590-00000e2511c8.html

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State Secret: Thousands Secretly Sterilized:

N.C. Woman Among 65,000 Sterilized by Gov’t., Often Without Their Knowledge, in 20th Century
abcnews.go.com/WNT/Health/story?id=708780

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Bush administration begins to privatize the skies:

The Bush administration‚s quest to privatize virtually everything will pay huge dividends for the American military contractor Lockheed Martin this year. In February, the giant company was awarded a $1.9 billion contract to assume control of an important function of the US aviation system.
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/jun2005/air-j15_prn.shtml

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Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 37 Days

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Evidence of false statements made by Tony Blair to Parliament and the media

The documents show that when the Prime Minister took the decision to support military regime change in March 2002, his officials warned him precisely that “none has satisfactorily answered how that regime change is to be secured‰, and that “Bush has yet to find the answers to the big questions ∑[of] what happens on the morning after‰.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9134.htm

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A truckload of nonsense

The G8 plan to save Africa comes with conditions that make it little more than an extortion racket

George Monbiot

Twenty-five countries have so far ratified the UN convention against corruption, but none is a member of the G8. Why? Because our own corporations do very nicely out of it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9142.htm

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Saddam interrogation screened – in silence.

The question is: Why?

By Robert Fisk

The Iraqis – or, let us speak frankly, the Americans who tried to censor the old reprobate’s previous court appearance – decided yesterday that his words would also be censored. That is Saddamism. This is how Saddam ran Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9141.htm

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32 Iraqis killed, 90 wounded in attacks in northern Iraq:

23 Iraqis were killed and 90 others were wounded on Tuesday in three attacks in the Provinces of Diyala and Kirkuk, northern Iraq.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=742778

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32 dead bodies found in Iraq:

The sources said that the bodies were of truck drivers and private security company employees, noting that they were shot dead.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=742779

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At least 29 dead, 60 wounded in Iraqi attacks:

Suicide bomber blows himself up amidst public workers standing outside bank to receive their pay in Kirkuk.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=13752

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U.S. Soldier Killed:

A Soldier serving with the 18th Military Police Brigade was killed by a rocket propelled grenade while on patrol in Baghdad June 14.
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2 U.S. Soldiers Killed:

Two Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action June 13 when their vehicle was struck by an explosive device.
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Iraqis Deny U.S. Claims of 40 Insurgent Casualties:

Iraqis inspecting the damage left by U.S. airstrikes in western Iraq on Sunday challenged American assertions that 40 insurgents were killed, saying there were no guerrillas in the area.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9137.htm

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Dahr Jamail: State Sponsored Civil War:

Militias now have the overt backing of the interim Iraqi “government.‰
dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/archives/dispatches/000254.php

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U.S., Iraq Consider Amnesty For Resistance:

Negotiations have just begun between U.S. and Iraqi officials on drafting an amnesty policy, which would reach out to Iraqi militants fighting U.S. forces, say officials in both the Iraqi and American governments.
www.wral.com/apworldnews/4605925/detail.html

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War critics have come up with seven more memos, verified by NBC News:

Current and former diplomats tell NBC News they understood from the beginning the Bush policy to be that Saddam had to be removed ˜ one way or the other. The only question was when and how.
msnbc.msn.com/id/8207731

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New ‘Downing Street Memo’ says Bush, Blair agreed on ‘regime change’ in 2002;

Iraq seen to ‘slide into civil war’; and more.
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More Life on ‘Downing Street’ with Leak of New Documents on Iraq :

The complaints of media self-censorship have been backed up by the ombudsmen of The Washington Post, The New York Times and National Public Radio, who have questioned the lack of attention the minutes have received from their organizations.”
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Flattering the popinjays :

Journalists are letting our leaders get away with murder
politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,9115,1505943,00.html

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Mother of dead soldier vilifies Bush over war:

“We’re watching you very carefully and we’re going to do everything in our power to have you impeached for misleading the American people,” she said, quoting a letter she sent to the White House. “Beating a political stake in your black heart will be the fulfillment of my life … ,” she said, as the audience of 200 people cheered.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9135.htm

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Silence in the Face of Truth: The Downing Street Memo

My brother died scouring the Iraqi countryside not to protect his country, but to satisfy the Bush administration‚s public relations agenda.
www.fpif.org/commentary/2005/0506silence.html

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Professor Francis A. Boyle: The National Campaign to Impeach President George W. Bush :

In international legal terms, the Bush Jr. administration itself should be viewed as constituting an ongoing criminal conspiracy under international criminal law.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9136.htm

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In case you missed it:

Impeachment Resolution Against President George W. Bush:

Impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2529.htm

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John Conyers and Deep Throat:

Conyers and his colleagues have evidence of numerous impeachable offenses against George W. Bush, but they are unable to make themselves heard when their leaders won‚t buck the system and the media focus on missing person cases and celebrity criminal trials.
www.blackcommentator.com/141/141_freedom_rider_deep_throat.html

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Hearing On Downing Street Minutes Set For Thursday:

Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and other Congress Members will hold a hearing on the Downing Street Minutes and related evidence of efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence.
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State Dems: Impeach Bush Cheney, Rumsfeld too:

Wisconsin Democrats are calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
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A Make-Over to Disguise Ugly U.S. Policy :

Top officials of the Bush administration are now contemplating a war against “violent extremism.‰ Apparently, the already grandiose “Global War on Terrorism‰˜in bureaucratic jargon, the GWOT˜just wasn‚t extravagant enough for an administration that thinks really big.
www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1522

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US suspects ‘face torture overseas’ :

It is no secret that the US military operates detention centres around the world for the interrogation of terror suspects.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4088746.stm

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Controversy lingers after UMUC speech some considered anti-American :

“At first, I thought, “I‚m being overly sensitive.‚ Then I heard somebody in the back shouting ŒUSA! USA!‚ and I thought, ŒMaybe I‚m not taking it wrong.‚ Several people got up and left and people stood up waving, telling him to sit down.‰
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=29730

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What Are You Going To Do Now America?:

How do we explain to our children how the actions of our troops in Falluja differ from Hitler‚s Waffen SS and Stalin‚s NKVD? How do we explain the difference between our gulags and Stalin‚s.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9143.htm

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Bob Herbert: They Won’t Go:

George W. Bush is in no danger of being ranked among the nation’s pre-eminent commanders in chief. Not only has he been unable thus far to win the war in Iraq, but on his watch significant sectors of the proud U.S. military have been rapidly deteriorating.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9138.htm

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Two ‘rebels’ die in Afghan clash :

Two suspected militants have been killed and 12 others captured in a clash with Afghan and US-led coalition forces in southern Afghanistan.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4090554.stm

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Pattern of Deception Persists in Tillman’s Death:

Army’s latest statement just doesn’t wash.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9140.htm

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Afghanistan and the “New Great Game”:

August 2001 – UK Royal College for Defense Studies (part of the UK Ministry of Defense) discussing the possibility of a military campaign against Afghanistan under the pretext of a “sustained and institutionalised process of addressing concerns about terrorism or fundamentalism” ?
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U.S. Opposed Calls at NATO for Probe of Uzbek Killings:

Officials Feared Losing Air Base Access: Defense officials from Russia and the United States last week helped block a new demand for an international probe into the Uzbekistan government’s shooting of hundreds of protesters last month, according to U.S. and diplomatic officials.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9139.htm

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Israel denies US spy work:

ISRAEL today “unequivocally” denied allegations it was engaged in any kind of intelligence gathering in the United States following the indictment of a Pentagon analyst on charges of passing classified information to a pro-Israel lobby group.
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Israel-US ties in crisis

Yuval Steinitz, chairman of the Israeli parliament’s foreign affairs and defence committee and an ally of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said on Tuesday ties were now at crisis point but stressed that Israel must fight to retain a measure of independence from its key ally.
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Israel: U.S. demands are aimed at boosting American arms sales:

Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud) has voiced concerns that certain demands made by the U.S. in relation to Israel’s military export do not stem from national security considerations, but rather reflect Washington promoting the interests of its own military industry
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/587648.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/13/05:

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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Former Bush team member now voicing serious doubts about the collapse of the World Trade Center:

Former chief economist for the Department of Labor during President George W. Bush’s first term Morgan Reynolds comments that the official story about the collapse of the WTC is “bogus”
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050613-102755-6408r.htm

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Why Did the Trade Center Skyscrapers Collapse?:

The government‚s collapse theory is highly vulnerable on its own terms, but its blinkered narrowness and lack of breadth is the paramount defect unshared by its principal scientific rival ˆ controlled demolition.
www.lewrockwell.com/reynolds/reynolds12.html

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Hemorrhaging Money for Homeland Security

Fear can be a lucrative business. That, at least, is what American companies selling security gadgets are finding out as the US government continues to spend billions of dollars on a variety of different Homeland Security programs. The only problem? Most of them are useless.
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,360394,00.html

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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 36 Days

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Six More Secret British Documents Leaked

Six new secret British documents have been leaked and are provided below. These were retyped from the originals to protect the source. Full Text
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9125.htm

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UK: Ministers were told of need for Gulf war ‘excuse’

Bush and Blair agreed on regime change in April 2002 and then looked for a way to justify it.

Michael Smith

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal. The briefing paper is certain to add to the pressure, particularly on the American president, because of the damaging revelation that Bush and Blair agreed on regime change in April 2002 and then looked for a way to justify it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9111.htm

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Leaked Cabinet Office paper: Conditions for military action

PERSONAL SECRET UK EYES ONLY
IRAQ: CONDITIONS FOR MILITARY ACTION (A Note by Officials)

Agree to engage the US on the need to set military plans within a realistic political strategy, which includes identifying the succession to Saddam Hussein and creating the conditions necessary to justify government military action
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9112.htm

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The Fix is In: Why the Downing Street Memo Matters

Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski and Daniel Ellsberg on the deceptions of the Bush administration

Real Video – 4 minutes
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9131.htm

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Five Iraqi Policemen killed, five other injured in explosions in Samara
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=742364

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Gunmen attack checkpoint, killing four police:

Gunmen in three cars approached the checkpoint and began firing, killing four policemen and injuring seven before fleeing the scene 25 km (15 miles) south of Baquba.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA347615.htm

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Suicide car bombers kill 10 in Iraq:

Witnesses said a US army Humvee was on fire after the blast and said a US helicopter arrived to evacuate the wounded. They said three US soldiers were evacuated, but the details could not be confirmed with the US military.
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=16595

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Suicide Bomber Kills 3 GIs in Afghanistan :

A suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives into a U.S. military vehicle in southern Afghanistan, killing at least three American soldiers, the deputy police chief of nearby Kandahar said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5070359,00.html

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Bomber attacks US Afghan convoy :

A suicide bomber has attacked a United States military convoy in southern Afghanistan wounding four American soldiers, US officials say. But they say reports that five US soldiers were killed are wrong.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4086588.stm

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The leak that changed minds on the Iraq war:

It makes clear that both Blair and Bush have a lot to apologise for: “When the prime minister discussed Iraq with President Bush at Crawford in April he said that the UK would support military action to bring about regime change,‰ it states, adding that “regime change per se is illegal‰.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9117.htm

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CNN change facts into fiction :

The point of the Downing Street Memo is not that the Bush regime “saw the war as inevitable.” The point is that it wanted the war and had decided that military action was going to happen˜and then figure out the justification.
villagevoice.com/blogs/bushbeat/archive/000989.php

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Administration’s Offenses Impeachable: So, what does it mean?

It means that our president and all of his administration are war criminals. It’s as simple as that. They lied to the American people, have killed and injured and traumatized thousands of American men and women doing their patriotic duty, killed at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians
www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/shetterly1.html

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Mr. President, Explain The Downing Street Memo :

We come together, as concerned Americans, irrespective of political affiliation, to seek the truth from our government. As citizens, we deserve no less.
www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/dsm3/

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Ray McGovern: Downing Street II:

On behalf of the Truth Telling Coalition, let me invite any patriotic truth tellers out of the woodwork, so that truly courageous leaders like Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., will not have to depend solely on patriots in Britain (and Rupert Murdoch!).
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9132.htm

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Proof is in the memo:

Soldiers died for a lie: All the world ˆ except America ˆ is buzzing about the fact that George Bush created the WMD threat to justify his war in Iraq.
www.recordonline.com/archive/2005/06/13/bethcolj.htm

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In an attempt to change the subject,

raqi “government” releases video of Saddam
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1505612,00.html

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Military action won’t end resistance, growing number of U.S. officers believe:

The recognition that a military solution is not in the offing has led U.S. and Iraqi officials to signal they are willing to negotiate with resistance groups, or their intermediaries.
www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/world/11879261.htm

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“Support Our Torturers!”:

We Regret Any Inconvenience Caused by Your Humiliation
www.counterpunch.org/cloughley06102005.html

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Military draft back on US agenda:

THE United States would “have to face” a painful dilemma on restoring the military draft as rising casualties saw the number of volunteers dry up, a senator warned today.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=3278264

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Republican lawmakers urge shift in U.S. Iraq plans:

A Republican congressman called for a deadline to pull U.S. troops from Iraq, while some other members of President Bush’s party urged on Sunday that his administration come to grips with a persistent insurgency and revamp Iraq policy.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050612/pl_nm/iraq_usa_republicans_dc_2

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USA is losing patience on Iraq :

Nearly six in 10 Americans say the United States should withdraw some or all of its troops from Iraq, a new Gallup Poll finds
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-06-12-poll_x.htm

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Court Rejects Padilla’s Request For Appeal:

His attorneys asked the justices to decide whether President Bush has the power to seize U.S. citizens in civilian settings on American soil and subject them to indefinite military detention without criminal charges or a trial.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9121.htm

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Some Held at Guantánamo Are Minors:

One lawyer said that his client, a Saudi of Chadian descent, was not yet 15 when he was captured and had told him that he was beaten regularly in his early days at Guantánamo and that an interrogator pressed a burning cigarette into his arm.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9120.htm

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New Gitmo abuse furor:

The humiliating tactics were so harsh that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had to green-light them – and they continued even after the suspect, who was never charged, was rushed to the hospital.
www.nydailynews.com/front/story/318583p-272361c.html

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Magazine Reports Details Of A Guantanamo Interrogation:

Time reported, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved 16 additional interrogation techniques for use on certain detainees.
www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3465379

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Extracts from an Interrogation Log:

The detainee began to pray loudly but this did not stop me from finishing informing the detainee about the Al Qaeda member, Qaed Salim Sinan al Harethi aka Abu Ali, that was killed by the CIA.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9123.htm

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Guantánamo detainees are ‘bad people’, says Cheney :

People need to understand that detainees at Guantánamo Bay are “bad people”, the US vice president, Dick Cheney, will say in an interview to be broadcast tonight as pressure grows for the detention centre to close.
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1505497,00.html?gusrc=rss

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Pressure to close Guantánamo grows:

Republicans said that reports of mistreatment of prisoners there have made the prison a growing global liability.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002332036_gitmo13.html

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Pakistan denies FBI terror camp claims :

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz denied Saturday there is a jihadist training center outside Islamabad near Rawalpindi, where federal agents say a 22-year- old Lodi man was taught “how to kill Americans” over a six-month period in 2003 and 2004.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/06/12/MNGJND7G5J1.DTL

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Israeli Spy Affair: Pentagon Analyst Indicted in Info Leak :

A Pentagon analyst has been indicted on charges he leaked classified military information to employees of a pro-Israel group (AIPAC) , according to court papers made public Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9133.htm

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Conservatives for Espionage:

Many leading conservatives are taking up the cudgels on the spy ring‚s behalf ˆ and claiming that the accused are victims of an insidious plot!
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Palestinian Factions Warn Calm would Collapse due to Israeli Aggressions?:

In a leaflet signed by 13 Palestinian factions, the groups held Israel responsible for the deterioration of the cease-fire for violating it with continuous military operations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. However they did not declare pulling out of the deal.
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Palestinian Authority won’t disarm militants-minister:

The Palestinian Authority will not disarm militants until Israel ends its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza as stated in a U.S.-backed peace plan, Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa said on Monday.
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Amnesty International calls for halt to death penalty as four executed in Gaza
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE210052005

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FBI Whistleblower: White Supremacists Are Major Domestic Terrorist Threat:

We speak with Mike German, an ex-FBI agent who resigned from the agency last year in protest of what he saw as continuing failures in the FBI counter terrorism program.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/13/145217

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5350.htm

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John Pilger: Dodgy ‘Partnership’:

Accepting tainted money – money from the same source that “funds a murderous regime” – is itself a compromise and a dangerous one.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9118.htm

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Privatisation Hangs Over Debt Relief:

The finance ministers’ agreement contains a provision on privatisation that has the potential to deliver to them more money than they wrote off.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9122.htm

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When it comes to Africa, Bush has more on his mind than aid:

Oil, raw materials and the expansion of the free market are the principal reasons the US engages in Africa, anything else is pretty much incidental.
www.sundayherald.com/50283

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Police accused of breaching civil liberties of G8 campaigners :

Human rights campaigners have accused the police of breaching civil liberties as they gather intelligence on people planning to protest against the G8 summit.
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Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 35 Days

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UK: Ministers were told of need for Gulf war ‘excuse’

Bush and Blair agreed on regime change in April 2002 and then looked for a way to justify it.

Michael Smith

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal. The briefing paper is certain to add to the pressure, particularly on the American president, because of the damaging revelation that Bush and Blair agreed on regime change in April 2002 and then looked for a way to justify it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9111.htm

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Leaked Cabinet Office paper: Conditions for military action

PERSONAL SECRET UK EYES ONLY
IRAQ: CONDITIONS FOR MILITARY ACTION (A Note by Officials)

Agree to engage the US on the need to set military plans within a realistic political strategy, which includes identifying the succession to Saddam Hussein and creating the conditions necessary to justify government military action.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9112.htm

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Memo: U.S. Lacked Full Postwar Iraq Plan:

A briefing paper prepared for British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top advisers eight months before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq concluded that the U.S. military was not preparing adequately for what the British memo predicted would be a “protracted and costly” postwar occupation of that country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9115.htm

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About the Downing Street Memo…:

US Media Shamed by Brit Journalist
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9109.htm

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This is a must watch video

Video: Hijacking Catastrophe :

Documentary featuring Noam Chomsky, Chalmers Johnson, Tariq Ali, and many more experts speaking about the Neo-Con agenda and the cloud of fear which the Neo-Cons have settled over America.

This is a must watch video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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Iraqis find 20 bodies bound and shot in head:

The bodies of 20 people, bound and shot in the head, have been found on a military firing range in the eastern suburbs of Baghdad, police said today.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=28720

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Four U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq :

Four U.S. soldiers were killed in separate roadside bombings west of Baghdad, the military said Sunday
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5069299,00.html

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Former Iraqi police commando kills three colleagues in suicide bomb attack:

The bomber, a former member of the Iraqi police commando unit, blew himself up yesterday in a failed attempt to assassinate the leader of the controversial Wolf Brigade, according to Iraqi interior minister Baqir Solagh.
www.sundayherald.com/50280

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Ex-Mossad Chief: U.S. presence in ME to last decades :

“The U.S. campaign in Iraq was perceived [in the Middle East and Washington] as a signal of long-term American commitment to do whatever is required and to ‘stay in the neighbourhood’ for as long as needed,
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=9086

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War game latest weapon in US Army recruitment drive:

The war in Iraq is having a devastating effect on the willingness of Americans to sign up for military service. Officials have come up with an ingenious way of trying to address a growing recruiting crisis. They are giving away copies of a computer game called ‘America’s Army’. Real Video
www.abc.net.au/reslib/200506/r49562_131314.ram

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Banned Contractor Soliciting Iraq Deals

An American firm accused of stealing millions from Iraq reconstruction projects and banned from further government contracts – have continued doing contracting work and have formed new companies to bid on such projects, The Associated Press has learned.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5069343,00.html

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At least 8 killed, 36 injured in series of bombs in Iran:

State-run television reports the explosions targeted government buildings and officials. At least four women were among those killed in the explosions in Ahvaz, capital of the southwestern province which borders Iraq.
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U.S. Campaign Produces Few Convictions on Terrorism Charges:

An analysis of the Justice Department’s own list of terrorism prosecutions by The Washington Post shows that 39 people — not 200, as officials have implied — were convicted of crimes related to terrorism or national security.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9113.htm

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FBI cedes some autonomy on filling new intelligence post :

The appointment would, for the first time in the bureau’s history, give an outsider a significant role in the selection of a high-level official at the FBI
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/06/12/news/fbi.php

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Consultants pocket $20bn of global aid :

Consultants are creaming off a staggering $20 billion from hard-won global aid budgets. The $20bn total is 40 per cent of the international communities’ overseas development pot of $50bn – money that is meant to relieve poverty in developing countries.
observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,1494543,00.html

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UK arms sales to Africa reach £1 billion mark :

Campaigners and MPs called the increase ‘obscene’ and ‘unacceptable’ at a time when the government is putting so much political capital into relieving poverty in Africa.
observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,6903,1504698,00.html

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Zimbabwe undercover: how Mugabe is burning opponents out of their homes:

Our reporter watches covertly as the urban poor are driven into the countryside in a campaign reminiscent of Pol Pot
news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/story.jsp?story=646220

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US regulator suppresses vital data on prescription drugs on sale in Britain:

Vital data on prescription medicines found in millions of British homes has been suppressed by the powerful US drug regulators, even though the information could potentially save lives.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/story.jsp?story=646243

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News Hedlines For Saturday 06/11/05

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Multiple attacks kill many in Iraq:

At least 75 people, including eight police officers and 40 fighters, have been killed in a day of unrelenting violence in Iraq.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7B3106F2-318E-49D4-8736-E90B71500160.htm

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Gunmen open fire on bus in Iraq, killing 10:

The official said the bus carrying 13 people was traveling from the southern town of Hilla to Baghdad when two cars pulled up on either side and the gunmen attacked.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=8762021

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Suicide bomber kills five Iraqis inside Baghdad police academy:

The attack apparently targeted the headquarters of the Wolf Brigade, a feared commando force attached to the Interior Ministry, which is headed by a top leader of Iraq’s largest Shiite Muslim political party.
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Three corpses found in Dourah:

The Iraqi Police on Saturday found the bodies of three Iraqi civilians on a highway nearby the area of Dourah, south of Baghdad
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=741867

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American Troops Open Fire On Iraqi Police, Officials Say:

Iraqi police said U.S. soldiers have mistakenly killed two security guards during a gun battle. A military spokesman said the soldiers started shooting when a car came too close to an American armored patrol.
www.click2houston.com/news/4597427/detail.html

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Two Marines Killed:

Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed June 10 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.
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Iraqi civilian killed in attack in Mosul:

An Iraqi truck driver was killed on Saturday in an attack on a convoy of trucks for the Iraqi Ministry of Trade in Mosul, northern Iraq.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=741839

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US soldier killed in Baghdad bombing :

An American solider was killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad on Saturday, the US military said.
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Baghdad car bomb kills 10:

At least 10 people died Friday in a car bomb attack in a mainly Shiite neighborhood of
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=340045

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Twenty five U.S. soldiers killed this week in Iraq
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=b2e4453ca303ed91

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US in talks with Iraqi resistance:

A US embassy official in Baghdad said efforts were under way to “engage” elements of the resistance in an apparent softening of the Bush administration’s opposition to negotiations.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1503477,00.html

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Contractor: Marines Abused Me In Custody:

“I just found it crazy that we were being held with terrorists, that we were put in the same facility with them,” he told The Associated Press. “They were calling us a rogue mercenary team.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9110.htm

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‘We have a long war ahead of us’:

Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday lauded and thanked international special operations soldiers for their roles in the war on terror, but warned them that it is far from over.
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U.S. expands its fight on terrorists in Africa:

The United States on Monday began training exercises in Mali, Chad, Mauritania, Niger and Algeria. Four other countries – Senegal, Nigeria, Tunisia and Morocco – will also participate by the time the exercises finish in two weeks.
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Double your money! US Army desperate to recruit:

The Army hopes to raise the maximum cash bonus for new recruits to $40,000 and begin a pilot program to give up to $50,000 in home-mortgage assistance to people who volunteer for eight years of active-duty service
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Home from Iraq, officers consider leaving the service:

The thing that keeps senior generals awake at night, though, is the potential loss of junior officers.
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More in Congress want Iraq exit strategy: Unease grows as war backing falls:

Faced with plummeting public support for the war in Iraq, a growing number of members of Congress from both parties are reevaluating the reasons for the invasion and demanding the Bush administration produce a plan for withdrawing US troops.
snipurl.com/fj29

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Britain accused of creating terror fears :

One of Britain’s most eminent judges yesterday accused the British and US governments of whipping up public fear of terrorism, and of being determined “to bend established international law to their will and to undermine its essential structures”.
www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1504266,00.html

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Military expert questions motives behind Rumsfeld’s ‘China threat’ remarks:

Chinese military experts pointed out that US Secretary of Defence Rumsfeld’s move in recently playing up in Singapore the “theory of China’s military threat” was completely groundless and done with ulterior motives, and its main purpose was to attempt to help US arms manufacturers to promote sales of their weapons.
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In case you missed it:

Chalmers Johnson : The Scourge of Militarism :

In the neoconservative world view, America was to be the new Rome. But the neocons learned the wrong lessons from Rome’s imperial experience.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5688.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video Interview: Chalmers Johnson: Militarism and the American Empire :

Distinguished social scientist and public intellectual Chalmers Johnson, joins host Harry Kreisler for a conversation on the nature of the American Empire and its costs and consequences for the future of American democracy and power in the world. Real Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6379.htm

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Man accused of selling secrets to Iraq says he’s U.S. agent:

A federal judge has ruled that a Greenfield truck driver accused of being an Iraqi agent presents a “clear and present danger” to the public and should not be freed before his trial later this month.
www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?s=3452179

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Heroes on the Faultline of the Global Apartheid:

“Settlers throw stones at the house in the night” he explains “and soldiers from all over the West Bank come to shit in my garden”.
www.counterpunch.com/dearden06102005.html

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£30bn debts write-off agreed :

G7 package brokered by chancellor will benefit 18 of world’s poorest countries immediately
politics.guardian.co.uk/economics/story/0,11268,1504258,00.html

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Blair and Bush on Africa: pretense of aid masks predatory aims
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/jun2005/blai-j10.shtml

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That’s White of You, George:

Bush speaks on Africa. Luckily, people like Njongonkulu Ndungane speak for Africa.
villagevoice.com/blogs/bushbeat/archive/000982.php

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Make poverty History:

Every single day, 30,000 children are dying as a result of extreme poverty. This year, 2005, we finally have the resources, knowledge and opportunity to end this shameful situation.
www.makepovertyhistory.org/

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