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 Information Clearing House  Digest June 17-21 2005

 
 

Date: Tue, 21 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 44Days

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They Died So Republicans Could Take the Senate

Freedom wasn’t the goal of George W. Bush or his neoconservative Republican colleagues. It was political power. And they were willing to lie us into a war to achieve it.

by Thom Hartmann

It was a war for political power. That had to be first. Everything else – oil, profits, ongoing PATRIOT Act powers, easy manipulation of the media – all could only come if political power was seized and held through at least two decisive election cycles. The Bush administration lied us into an invasion to get and keep political power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9217.htm

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Where were the doctors at Abu Ghraib?

Medical workers from other nations have been complicitous in torture before, he said, but this is something new for the United States.

Maura Lerner

Doctors had falsified the death certificates of some of the detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. He wrote that they had written off suspicious deaths as natural ones — in one case, attributing a man’s death to a heart attack, even though he died in a coma with skull fractures and burns on his feet.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9214.htm

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Dust off the Nuremberg Files

By Anwaar Hussain

Substantial evidence is now available that the Bush administration leaders, and military personnel following orders of these leaders, have committed “violations of the laws or customs of war,” including “murder . . . of civilian populations of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9218.htm

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Two suicide car bombs kill six Iraqi soldiers :

Two suicide car bomb attacks targeted two Iraqi army checkpoints north of Baghdad, killing six Iraqi soldiers and wounding several others, the US-Iraqi joint coordination center said on Tuesday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/21/content_3115003.htm

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Kurdish security chief slain in Iraq:

A Kurdish security chief and two bodyguards were killed in a car bomb in northern Iraq in the latest violence sweeping the country, police said Tuesday.
www.washtimes.com/upi/20050621-052011-5943r.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed:

One 1st Corps Support Command Soldier was killed as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device attack while conducting a combat logistics patrol west of Ar Rutbah June 21.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050627.txt

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Aid agencies call for access to Karabila;

“The situation is critical in the village of Karabila. Hundreds of injured people are inside the town requiring urgent medical treatment but have been prohibited to leave the village by US forces and we are not authorised to enter there,” Dr Hamed al-Alousi, director at the nearby al-Qaim general hospital, said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/7b0ca4b5eba9fb35ff964b5058eed9c2.htm

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‘Am I Next?’:

The Question Haunts the Members Of a Casualty-Depleted Platoon
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9219.htm

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Bush administration is basing its Middle East policy on newspaper articles:

The United States is, once again, depending on news reports leaked by its own intelligence, to justify its policies.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the White House:

The Bush administration is coming under increasing criticism for its handling of so-called “illegal combatants.” The president may soon be forced to find the key he threw away so long ago.
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,361461,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Bush and Blair made secret pact for Iraq war : Decision came nine days after 9/11: Ex-ambassador reveals discussion.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5988.htm

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In case you missed it:

US invasion of Iraq ‘inevitable’:

The United States says American forces will enter Iraq to search for weapons of mass destruction even if President Saddam Hussein complies with an ultimatum to leave.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2862273.stm

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In case you missed it:

UN Nuclear Team: US Sabotaged Inspections :

Some inspectors are ``scandalized’’ at the way President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell, among others, have ``politicized’’ the inspection process, said a source close to the inspectors.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2311.htm

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Jack Dalton: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid˜Something Evil This Way is Coming!:

Bush told the world that, “I am a war president∑I make all my decisions with war in mind∑‰ For Bush, his road to immortality and greatness was, and still is, thru war; and not just one war, but continuous war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9216.htm

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Private Warriors:

New PBS Doc Questions Role of Military Contractors in Iraq
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/21/1335238

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Riverbend Iraqi Girl Blog: Green Republic. :

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Republic of the Green Zone, also known as the Green Republic.
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NYCLU Files Appeals Brief In Support Of Release Of Jose Padilla:

The NYCLU filed an amicus brief in US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit challenging the government’s action in detaining Padilla, an American citizen, in military custody without formally charging him and bringing him to trial in accordance with law.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Jose Padilla amicus brief in US Court of Appeals

Read the full brief.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9220.htm

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Beirut bomb kills ex-communist chief:

Nasir Qandil, a former member of parliament, told Aljazeera that Hawi had an important role in organising resistance against Israel and that was the reason for his slaying.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4237B3EA-3060-4C02-B9C4-154A1CE002A2.htm

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US and Israel close to deal on arms sales:

Israel is regularly among the top five international weapons exporters and in 2002 reached third place after the US and Russia.
news.ft.com/cms/s/b89a6982-e0b9-11d9-a3fb-00000e2511c8.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/20/05:

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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Afghan and U.S. forces kill 32 Taliban, retake town:

Hundreds of Afghan police backed by U.S. air strikes retook control on Tuesday of a district capital in southwestern Afghanistan that was overrun by the Taliban, killing 32 guerrillas, police said.
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The blood of the Uzbeks, the hypocrisy of the West, and the last great oil grab :

The current policy amounts to trading the human rights of 25 million Uzbeks for access to oil supplies
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John Boton and the president‚s Œhole card‚

The Senate has, for the second time in four weeks, voted to block an up-or-down vote on President Bush’s nomination of John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations, the president could use his power under Article Two, Section 2 of the Constitution to give Bolton a recess appointment to the job.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8008673/

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Bolton Delay Offensive to Jewish Community, Says JINSA:

Neumann described the Senate delay as “a blatantly orchestrated effort to destroy a dedicated, highly qualified public servant.
releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49090

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Venezuela Cites Evidence Of Plot Against Chavez:

Venezuela’s government believes it has found evidence of an assassination plot against President Hugo Chavez by dissidents working with paramilitary groups in Colombia, the interior minister said Monday.
www.tampatrib.com/News/MGBMUPRN7AE.html

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Chavez seeks regional gas company:

Chavez said Venezuela’s gas reserves in the Caribbean could be tapped and shipped to markets in South America. Pipelines could be laid from Venezuela’s offshore reserves in the Caribbean to markets in Brazil and Argentina, he said.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3233749

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Colombia: Washington‚s Other Oil War:

While most of the country has not been explored for oil, Colombia is already the third-largest exporter in Latin America, after Venezuela and Mexico.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9213.htm

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Ecuador: President Walks A Tightrope:

Protesters chanted: “We don‚t want to become a North American colony‰.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=62&ItemID=8121

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Bush’s free-trade pact is a heavy lift :

It is becoming increasingly clear that its failure to pass the Central American Free Trade Agreement represents the latest in a series of setbacks for its sputtering trade agenda. For working people throughout the Americas, this is cause to celebrate.
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Peru May Face Fallout From Prison Release:

Political fallout mounted Monday over President Alejandro Toledo’s decision to reduce a prison sentence for the daughter of Israel’s ambassador to Britain after a TV news crew filmed the president’s brother meeting with a member of the parole board.
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George Monbiot: Bards of the powerful :

Far from challenging the G8's role in Africa’s poverty, Geldof and Bono are giving legitimacy to those responsible
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9215.htm

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Why France said non :

By rejecting the constitutional treaty, a majority of French and Dutch voters called for far-reaching changes at home and across Europe. Here are some preliminary pointers for the debate to come.
mondediplo.com/2005/06/02frenchno

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Gov’t. Collected Airline Passenger Data :

The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress forbade it and officials said they wouldn’t do it, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=1051751

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Contractor who bought Congressman’s house made employees give political contributions :

A defense contractor who took a $700,000 loss on the purchase of Rep. Randy Cunningham’s Del Mar residence in 2003, and provided a yacht for his use in the nation’s capital, forced his employees to make political contributions that benefited the San Diego Republican and other members of Congress, according to three former senior officials of the company.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20050620-1839-cnsmzm.html

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Republicans take aim at their small-screen enemies:

Last week a House committee voted to slash the budget of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the supervisory agency for public television and radio, by 25 per cent, or $100m (55m), to $300m.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=648488

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Foreclosure filings jump in Mass. as home values soar:

The combination of high housing prices, low interest rates, a sluggish job market, and new mortgage products that allow borrowers to stretch their finances to pay for their homes has contributed to a nearly 28 percent surge this year in foreclosure filings across Massachusetts.
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Date: Mon, 20 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 43 Days

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The US war with Iran has already begun

By Scott Ritter

The reality is that the US war with Iran has already begun. As we speak, American over flights of Iranian soil are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more sophisticated, capabilities.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9199.htm

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WMD claims were ‘ totally implausible’

A key Foreign Office diplomat responsible for liaising with UN inspectors says today that claims the government made about Iraq’s weapons programme were “totally implausible”.

Richard Norton-Taylor

“I’d read the intelligence on WMD for four and a half years, and there’s no way that it could sustain the case that the government was presenting. All of my colleagues knew that, too”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9200.htm

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British bombing raids were illegal, says Foreign Office

Michael Smith – “The Times”

A SHARP increase in British and American bombing raids on Iraq in the run-up to war “to put pressure on the regime‰ was illegal under international law, according to leaked Foreign Office legal advice.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9195.htm

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office legal advice

The following is a transcript rather than the original document in order to protect the source.

This is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office legal advice appended as Annex A to the Cabinet Office briefing paper on Iraq of July 21, 2002. This advice was originally written in March 2002.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9196.htm

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Surge of attacks leaves at least 73 dead in Iraq
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20 Police Killed As Militant Attack Police Station:

A suicide car bomber killed 20 traffic policemen and wounded 100 Monday outside the unit’s headquarters in the northern Kurdish city of Irbil, police and hospital officials said.
cbsnewyork.com/topstories/topstories_story_171073011.html

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U.S. Soldier Killed By IED.:

One 1st Corps Support Command Soldier was killed as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device attack while conducting a combat logistics patrol northeast of Tall Afar June 20.
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Iraqi official accuses US of ‘indiscriminate killing’ in western Iraq:

An Iraqi official has accused the US forces of “indiscriminate killing” and destruction in the Iraqi town of Al-Qa’im, on the Syrian border.
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UK had advance alert of jail abuse :

A report on torture on Iraqis at Abu Ghraib was circulated within the army
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9203.htm

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Pentagon to release new abuse photos :

The judge said the photographs “are the best evidence the public can have of what occurred” at Abu Ghraib.
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Iraqi Security Tactics Evoke the Hussein Era:

Many detainees face beatings and some are killed. U.S. officials are troubled by the reports.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9204.htm

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US refuses to allow evacuation of wounded reporter :

Television channel Al-Arabiya said US military authorities had refused to authorize the evacuation from Iraq of reporter Jawad Kazem, who was wounded by armed men Saturday in Baghdad.
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2005/06/19/afx2100049.html

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The World Watches As U.S. Avoids The Shameful Glare:

The idea that torture is A-OK so long as it ceases short of “organ failure” — is that what America has come to?
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83 Iraqi legislators seek U.S. pullout:

A memorandum signed by 83 MPs in the 275-seat National Assembly was submitted to the House speaker Sunday in which they blasted the Iraqi government’s request to the U.N. Security Council to extend the presence of the foreign forces in the country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9201.htm

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US ‘losing in Iraq’ – Republican Senator Hagel :

Republican Senator Chuck Hagel slammed the George W. Bush administration’s Iraq policy as “disconnected from reality” in some of the harshest comments to date about the war from a member of the president’s own party.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9202.htm

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Fifty House Democrats form ‘Out of Iraq caucus’:

The group of progressives, led by California Reps. Maxine Waters, Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee, has been urging a withdrawal for some time but formalized its effort last week as part of its push to become a more forceful voice on the issue within the broader party Caucus.
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Congressman John Conyers, Jr.: Pravda on the Potomac:

An open letter to the Washington Post: I write to express my profound disappointment with Dana Milbank’s June 17 report, “Democrats Play House to Rally Against the War,” which purports to describe a Democratic hearing I chaired in the Capitol yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9205.htm

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Justin Raimondo: The Great Awakening to the Iraq Deception :

Go back to sleep,” say Dana Milbank and Barney Frank
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9211.htm

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Sheila Samples : How to succeed in genocide without even trying:

Are Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, et al, liars? Of course. But like VandeHei said, our education in how to succeed in genocide without even trying will continue next week, because maintaining control through paralyzing scare tactics is their only — their one and only — option on the table.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9208.htm

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Why George Went To War:

“He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999,” said author and Houston Chronicle journalist Mickey Herskowitz. “It was on his mind. He said, ‘One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief.’ And he said,
www.tompaine.com/articles/20050620/why_george_went_to_war.php

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In case you missed it:

BBC Video Report: Iraq Tony And The Truth:

This is the story of what Mr. Blair did not tell us before sending British troops into battle.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8579.htm

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William Kristol : Springtime for Dictators? :

America shouldn’t reward gross acts of dictatorial oppression or give free passes for the aiders and abettors of tyrants.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9210.htm

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Diplomat at large :

He was a Foreign Office diplomat on the fast track to an ambassadorship and knighthood. So why, after 15 years at the top, did Carne Ross turn his back on the power and the status to go freelance?
www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1510300,00.html

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In case you missed it:

The Secret War: Iraq War already under way: 12/20/02 “The Mirror” – –

THE American and British attack on Iraq has already begun. While the Blair government continues to claim in Parliament that “nofinal decision has been taken”, Royal Air Force and US fighter bombers have secretly changed tactics and escalated their “patrols” over Iraq to an all-out assault on both military and civilian targets.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1009.htm

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Bush and Hawks Try Pre-Emptive Strike Vs. Iran Vote:

A familiar clutch of hardline U.S. hawks who led the march to war against Iraq have tried to carry out yet another pre-emptive strike. But this time it wasn’t military.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9206.htm

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Time to Impeach a War Criminal:

The Downing Street memo confirms what many had already suspected ˆ George W. Bush is an out-and-out liar who intentionally misled the American public, the U.S. Congress and our allies.
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_6898.shtml

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We’ve seen enough to impeach Bush :

Is America brave enough to confront this reality?
www.madison.com/tct/opinion/index.php?ntid=44161&ntpid=0

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21 killed in Afghanistan fighting:

Fierce fighting between Taliban rebels and Afghan security forces left 18 militants and three others dead, a day after the US military pounded suspected rebels in airstrikes that killed as many as 20, officials said today.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=146777400&p=y46778yx6

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Another painful spying case:

The unsealing of a federal indictment against former Pentagon analyst Lawrence A. Franklin may unfortunately be the start of another long case of Israeli spying against the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9209.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?:

Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn’t tell us before September 11. Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron has details in the first of a four-part series. Video and transcript.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7545.htm

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Japan faces 58 bil. yen tab for interceptor :

The United States has asked Japan to contribute 58 billion yen toward a joint missile defense development project expected to begin in fiscal 2006, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Sunday.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20050620wo01.htm

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U.S. spending on Iraq may soon surpass Korean War budget :

Lawmakers in the United States were scheduled to vote on Monday to approve $45 billion US in additional funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, making the recent Middle East foray more expensive than the entire Korean War.
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Trade deficit a record $195.1 billion:

The U.S. deficit in the broadest measure of international trade rose to a record $195.1 billion from January through March of this year as the country sank deeper into debt to Japan, China and other nations.
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Housing markets show signs of bust: Fannie :

The possibility of a housing bust has “risen sharply in certain parts” of the U.S., thanks to a number of conditions including easier lending standards, a Fannie Mae executive said.
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‘’The Coming World Realignment’’:

Since the U.S. intervention in Iraq revealed the limits of Washington’s ability to implement its security strategy of becoming the unquestioned political and military arbiter of the globalizing world economy, the underlying tendencies towards a multipolar configuration of world politics have crystallized into hard and obvious fact.
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Video: How Low Will Military Recruiters Go?:

Al Franken helps to expose the lengths to which our military will go to ensnare American youth. Windows Media.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9212.htm

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Fake Documents Got Workers Into Nuke Plant :

Sixteen foreign-born construction workers with phony immigration documents were able to enter a nuclear weapons plant in eastern Tennessee because of lax security controls, a federal report said Monday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5086574,00.html

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Libraries Say Yes, Officials Do Quiz Them About Users:

Law enforcement officials have made at least 200 formal and informal inquiries to libraries for information on reading material and other internal matters since October 2001, according to a new study that adds grist to the growing debate in Congress over the government’s counterterrorism powers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9207.htm

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Deadly Immunity :

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. investigates the government cover-up of a mercury/autism scandal
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Date: Sat, 18 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 41 Days

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We are all complicit in these vile acts of torture

But what can we do about it?

by Robert Fisk

What can we do? What can we do when an American president dispatches “suspects” to third countries where they will be stripped, wired up, electrocuted, ripped open and tortured until they wish they had never been born?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9194.htm

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New Secret British Government Memos Show Blair Hand Wringing Over Bush’s Iraq war plans

By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer

``U.S. scrambling to establish a link between Iraq and al-Qaida is so far frankly unconvincing,’’ Ricketts says in the memo. ``For Iraq, `regime change’ does not stack up. It sounds like a grudge between Bush and Saddam.’’
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9192.htm

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Memos suggest Blair’s government exaggerated intelligence about Saddam’s alleged WMDs

By Associated Press

A July 21 briefing paper given to British officials preparing for a July 23 meeting with Blair says: ``Time will be required to prepare public opinion in the UK that it is necessary to take military action against Saddam Hussein.’’
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9193.htm

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In Case You Missed It

Interview with Gen. Hussein Kamel, head of Iraq’s weapons programme:

“I ordered destruction of all chemical weapons. All weapons – biological, chemical, missile, nuclear were destroyed” (22 August 1995)
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9188.htm

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Democracy Hypocrisy

Iraq In The Name Of Freedom

Warning

Video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should be viewed by a mature audience.

Real Video – Click Here To View
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9174.htm

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Democratic Members of House Judiciary Committee.

Meeting on Downing St. Memo and Iraq War

Video – In Full

Rep. John Conyers, House Judiciary Cmte. Ranking Member, chairs a meeting on the Downing Street Memo and pre-Iraq War intelligence. Witnesses include former ambassador Joe Wilson, CIA analyst Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, mother of a fallen American soldier, and constitu-tional lawyer John Bonifaz.

Click here to view. Real Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9160.htm

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Suicide car bomb kills 14 Iraqi soldiers:

Quoting witnesses, the agency said the attack had been apparently targeted at an Iraqi army patrol near the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in Fallujah, west of Baghdad.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1403520,001300180001.htm

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Nine coalition troops killed in Iraq:

Nine troops from the U.S.-led multinational forces were killed Saturday in a mortar attack in the troubled city of Fallujah west of the capital.
news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=89637&cat=World

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US-Iraqi troops battles militants in western Iraq:

The US military has no reports about civilian casualties as a result of the operation, the statement said. However, medical sources in Qaim Hospital said, “ Some of the victims were children, women and elderly residents, the medics told Xinhua, adding that five of the 12 bodies were members of one family.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/18/content_3102300.htm

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Nine Iraqis killed in car bomb attacks in restive Anbar:

Nine Iraqis have been killed in two separate car bomb attacks in the restive Al-Anbar province, west of Baghdad, the US military said Saturday.
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Car Bomb Kills 4, Injures 15 in Iraq:

A car bomb blew up outside a mosque Friday in the western town of Habaniyah, killing four people and injuring another 15, the U.S. Marines said
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Two US soldiers killed in Baghdad shootout:

Two US Army soldiers were killed and one was wounded during a small arms skirmish with insurgents while transporting a detainee north of Baghdad, the military said today.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=146648202&p=y466489x8

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Another Two Marines Killed In Action:

Two Marines assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action June 16 when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.
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Roadside bomb kills 10-year-old girl:

A 10-year-old Iraqi girl was killed Saturday and two people were injured when a roadside bomb missed a passing American military convoy and detonated near the child instead, hospital officials said.
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Army: Captain won’t be charged in deaths :

An Army captain investigated for allegedly ordering his troops to kill suspected Iraqi insurgents in retaliation for a deadly U.S. base attack will not be prosecuted, Army officials said Friday.
www.adn.com/24hour/nation/story/2490901p-10837724c.html

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An Insider’s Troubling Account of the U.S. Role in Iraq:

Mr. Diamond contends that the postwar troubles in Iraq – a bloody and unrelenting insurgency, the creation of a new breeding ground for terrorists and metastasizing ethnic and religious tensions – are the result of “gross negligence” on the part of a Bush administration that rushed to war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9182.htm

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British documents portray determined U.S. march to war: –

Highly classified documents leaked in Britain appear to provide new evidence that President Bush and his national security team decided to invade Iraq much earlier than they have acknowledged and marched to war without dwelling on the potential perils.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/11923118.htm

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In case you missed it:

“F*** Saddam,” Bush said. “We’re taking him out.” March 2002:

Using the unsavory Saddam Hussein as a foil, Bush was unleashing hell on the Iraqis.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2835.htm

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In case you missed it:

Blair planned Iraq war from start:

For the secret documents ˜ seen by The Sunday Times ˜ reveal that on that Tuesday in 2002: Blair was right from the outset committed to supporting US plans for “regime change” in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8710.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Interview with Gen. Hussein Kamel, head of Iraq’s weapons programme: “I ordered destruction of all chemical weapons. All weapons – biological, chemical, missile, nuclear were destroyed”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9188.htm

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Norman Solomon: The Killing Street Memo :

While some Americans are exposing the deception for the latest war, others steadily lay the groundwork for the next one.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9183.htm

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War taking toll on health of Iraqi kids :

According to Jean Ziegler, the U.N. Human Rights Commission’s special expert on the right to food, the rate of malnutrition among Iraqi children has almost doubled since Saddam Hussein’s ouster in April 2003.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9191.htm

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What we’ve lost :

Riverbend, ‘Girl Blog from Iraq’ as she dubs herself, was a computer programmer before the war – not any more. In her diary of the occupation, she describes the new, confined way of life, especially for women, amid the mayhem
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1508193,00.html

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The Friedman Solution; reinstate the draft :

Despite the growing unease over the botched occupation, the support for establishing a long-term presence in the region is unwavering.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9187.htm

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Analyst blames Israel for Iraq war :

Jewish lawmakers expressed anger at a former CIA analyst who told a U.S. House of Representatives panel that Israel was responsible for the Iraq war.
www.jta.org/brknews.asp?id=148177

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Dean Condemns ‘Anti-Semitic Literature’ :

A handful of people at Democratic National Headquarters distributed material critical of Israel during a public forum questioning the Bush administration’s Iraq policy, drawing an angry response and charges of anti-Semitism from party chairman Howard Dean on Friday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9185.htm

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Racism, Lynching, Slavery – Pillars of the American Dream :

The US this year, will spend $450 billion on ways to potentially kill every man, woman and child on the planet, that is half of the world‚s arms expenditure by one nation, doesn‚t that sound like a war mongering nation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9184.htm

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Congress Guts U.N. Funding:

The funding was cut in half until the U.N. met a list of demands that the U.S. Congress put forth including cutting the public information budget by 20 percent, establishing an independent oversight board and an ethics office, and denying countries that violate human rights from serving on human rights commissions.
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Soldier Sues Over Guantanamo Beating:

A U.S. military policeman who was beaten by fellow MPs during a botched training drill at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison for detainees has sued the Pentagon for $15 million, alleging that the incident violated his constitutional rights.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9186.htm

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Memo: Pentagon Concerned About Legality of Interrogation Techniques:

The interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in 2002 triggered concerns among senior Pentagon officials that they could face criminal prosecution under U.S. anti-torture laws
abcnews.go.com/WNT/print?id=852458

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hit back at a U.S. Republican report:

A confidential ICRC memorandum which appeared in the New York Times last November accused the U.S. military of tactics ‘tantamount to torture’ on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay ˆ an accusation rejected by the Pentagon.
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Taliban attack Afghan district, capture 18 :

Taliban guerrillas attacked an Afghan district capital for a second straight night and took 18 policemen prisoner, a day after detaining more than a dozen people, police said on Saturday.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050618/wl_nm/afghan_taliban_dc

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U.S. criticizes Pakistan on Taliban leaders :

The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan has suggested that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been hiding in Pakistan and sharply criticized Islamabad’s failure to act against Taliban leaders.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050618/ts_nm/afghan_usa_pakistan_dc

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Pakistani tribesmen vow to oust US from region:

Thousands of Pakistani tribesmen have vowed to fight US forces as they marked the first death anniversary of a slain militant leader in a tribal region near Afghanistan
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Uzbek Ministries Tied To Killings in Crackdown Received U.S. Aid:

Uzbek law enforcement and security ministries implicated by witnesses in the deadly crackdown in the city of Andijon last month have for years received training and equipment from counterterrorism programs run by the United States, according to American officials and Congressional records.
www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050618/ZNYT03/506180421

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Will the CIA let Posada spill the beans:

“We are going to hit a Cuban airplane,” said Luis Posada in Caracas, Venezuela, according to a recently declassified CIA document. On October 6 1976, just days later, Cubana Airline flight 455 exploded off the coast of Barbados, killing all 73 passengers.
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=37840

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The proof is in the documents:

The CIA was involved in the April 12 coup d’etat against President Hugo Chavez Frias
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=37984

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The Folly Of Space Weapons:

Although an international treaty bans nuclear weapons in space, there should be little doubt that the proponents of space weaponization mean to include nuclear weapons in what is to them just another environment.
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Russia, China join against US ‘star wars’ :

Russia and China have joined forces in a major U.N. forum to oppose U.S. plans to develop new space weapons. And the move could herald a far more wide-ranging strategic cooperation between the two nations.
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Date: Fri, 17 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 40 Days

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Democracy Hypocrisy

Iraq In The Name Of Freedom

Warning

Video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Real Video – Click Here To View
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9174.htm

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The bright, shining lie

The Iraqis had enlisted in the new army only for the salary – US$340 per month, an enviable sum in today’s ruined Iraq. But the money had come at the price of self-respect. The new recruits had been bought off and hated themselves for it.

By Jonathan Schell

Iraqi men who hate the American occupation are not cowards if they decline to shoot other men who are fighting the occupation. On the contrary, the more courage they had, the less they would engage in such a fight.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9164.htm

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Blair and Howard could face charges over Iraq – lawyer:

Video and transcript.

Philippe Sands, QC, director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, said Mr Howard, along with British Prime Minister Tony Blair could face charges amid claims the Iraq war was illegal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9171.htm

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Democratic Members of House Judiciary Committee.

Meeting on Downing St. Memo and Iraq War

Video – In Full

Rep. John Conyers, House Judiciary Cmte. Ranking Member, chairs a meeting on the Downing Street Memo and pre-Iraq War intelligence. Witnesses include former ambassador Joe Wilson, CIA analyst Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, mother of a fallen American soldier, and constitu-tional lawyer John Bonifaz. Click here to view. Real Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9160.htm

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U.S. jets drop 500 lb bombs in Iraq operation :

The chief doctor at Qaim hospital, Hamdi al-Alusi, said six bodies had been brought to the morgue on Friday, including one of a woman.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/iraq_dc

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2 killed in car bomb outside Shiite mosque in Baghdad :

A car bomb went off outside a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing two civilians and wounding four others, including a child
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/17/content_3099524.htm

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Two people die in Iraq when suicide car bomber slams into fuel truck :

Two people are dead and six injured in Iraq after a suicide car bomber slammed into a loaded fuel tanker as it drove through Baghdad’s eastern suburbs. Police say the car hit the tanker after it missed an Iraqi army patrol.
www.kctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3487240

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Gunmen take over Ramadi as bomb kills five marines :

A huge bomb killed five American marines yesterday and showered body parts on to rooftops, fuelling suspicion that armour-piercing technology is being developed and tested in Ramadi.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1508573,00.html

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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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US lied to Britain over use of napalm in Iraq war:

American officials lied to British ministers over the use of “internationally reviled” napalm-type firebombs in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9175.htm

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U.S. Sergeant Charged With Killing Soldiers In Iraq:

An Army National Guard Staff Sergeant has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder in an alleged “fragging incident” that killed two Army officers at a U.S. base near Tikrit, Iraq, last week, the U.S. military said Thursday.
www.wnbc.com/news/4618420/detail.html

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Second contractor alleges Marine abuse in Iraq:

Ginter said he was kicked, his head bounced off the pavement and his testicle squeezed by a guard during his detention. “I was more worried about my life from the (U.S.) military than from the insurgents,” he told The Associated Press
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9167.htm

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Interpreter says Iraqi prisoners cried and wept from pain during an interrogation :

Torture-charged former intelligence officer Annemette Hommel refused to break off interrogations when one of her prisoners wept from pain and begged her permission to change posture, one of Hommel’s interpreters said on Thursday.
www.cphpost.dk/get/88687.html

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State Department cable details ethnic cleansing by US-backed forces in Iraq:

US-backed Kurdish police and security units have kidnapped hundreds of minority Arabs and Turkmen in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to a confidential State Department cable leaked to the Washington Post.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9166.htm

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Juan Cole: Apartheid for Arabs in Irbil? :

Iranian Kurds Riot:
www.juancole.com/2005/06/apartheid-for-arabs-in-irbil-iranian.html

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Kurdish Officials Sanction Abductions in Kirkuk:

Police and security units, forces led by Kurdish political parties and backed by the U.S. military, have abducted hundreds of minority Arabs and Turkmens in this intensely volatile city and spirited them to prisons in Kurdish-held northern Iraq, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials, government documents and families of the victims.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9165.htm

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Fears of military action on Iraq-Iran border :

Tensions between Iran and Iraq have escalated in recent weeks to the extent that threats of military action have been made, a senior member of Iraq‚s security forces said.
www.gulfnews.com/Articles/RegionNF.asp?ArticleID=169442

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Mother whose son died in Iraq serves summons on Blair :

TONY BLAIR has been summonsed by a county court to appear as a witness in a case involving the mother of a soldier killed two days after the war in Iraq began in 2003.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1657757,00.html

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Iraq: Bush‚s Watergate?:

Half million demand answers on Downing Street Memo
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9176.htm

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Online discussion: The Downing Street Memo:

Michael Smith, a reporter for the Sunday Times of London, was online Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. ET to discuss the Downing Street Memo and his reporting. A transcript follows.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9179.htm

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Blair and Howard could face charges over Iraq – lawyer:

Philippe Sands, QC, director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, said Mr Howard, along with British Prime Minister Tony Blair could face charges amid claims the Iraq war was illegal. Video and transcript.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9171.htm

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Small Bipartisan Group in House Presses for Iraq Exit Strategy:

A resolution calling on President Bush to announce an exit strategy from Iraq was introduced in the House today by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including one who was once so upset about French opposition to the war that he wanted the House cafeterias to change the name “French fries” to “freedom fries.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9169.htm

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Killing Heartily in the Name of the Lord:

Can a Christian soldier plant land mines “to the glory of God”? What about dropping bombs?
www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance48.html

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House Poised to Give Pentagon $45 Billion More for Wars:

The House is expected to give the Pentagon an additional $45 billion for wars next year even as public support for combat in Iraq wanes and lawmakers press for an exit strategy.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB7AYPQ1AE.html

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Pentagon Concerned About Declining Support in US for Iraq Presence:

“American public opinion is the center of gravity,” he said. “A democracy can’t do certain things, if, in fact, the citizens don’t support it. So, it is concerning that our public is not as supportive as they once were.”
www.voanews.com/english/2005-06-16-voa72.cfm

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Iraqis struggle to make ends meet as food rations shrink:

Hussein Hadi started selling his furniture. His bed was the last thing to go. Now Hadi, his wife, sister, mother, two brothers, three children and a nephew sleep on his living- room floor in Baghdad, their blankets sewn from flour sacks. Some nights they fall asleep hungry.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9177.htm

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Al Qaida ‘Regrouping in Afghanistan’ :

Osama bin Laden‚s al Qaida network is regrouping and intends to bring Iraq-style bloodshed to Afghanistan, the nation‚s defence minister said today
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4705626

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U.S. Democrats cite British memo in Bolton fight:

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid demanded a full accounting of whether Bolton exaggerated assessments of several countries’ weapons programs, a key issue in the long-stalled nomination.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=8815983

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Saddam’s Attorney Says Iraqi Leader Not Found in Spider Hole:

Dolami talks about Saddam’s allegations of torture, the dictator’s contention that he was not captured in the “spider hole” and how curious U.S. interrogators have been about his purported weapons of mass destruction.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9178.htm

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Protecting the troops is secondary to protecting the oil fields:

The following exchange between Rep. John F. Tierney (D-MA) and Halliburton/KBR’s director of government compliance, William Walter, shows that the Bush administration began planning for troop safety long after it made plans to secure the safety of Iraq’s oil fields.
www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/troop_safety.html

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Halliburton to build new $30 mln Guantanamo jail:

A Halliburton Co. unit will build a new $30 million detention facility and security fence at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the United States is holding about 520 POW’s, the Defense Department announced on Thursday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=8817044

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Israel and U.S. Lead The Way In Democracy:

Keeping Hamas out of PA poll on Rice-PM agenda :

Israel and the United States recently began discussing the participation of Hamas in the elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council, and have raised the possibility of demanding that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas ban Hamas from running.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/588863.html

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Sharon Nixed U.S. Request For News Conference With Rice :

According to the report, officials in Israel are exhibiting a “lack of enthusiasm” regarding the impending visit, stemming from criticism by administration and by EU officials over the level of cooperation Israel is displaying toward the Palestinians.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/588687.html

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War pimp alert: :

Iran Off the Hook; Israel On:

As Iran continues to move ahead with its nuclear program, as it moves closer to receiving European and IAEA legitimization for its right to enrich uranium, Israel, it seems, is being set up for closer IAEA supervision and for greater US criticism.
www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=5217

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Israel’s ambassador probed over alleged bid to bribe investigator :

Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Danny Ayalon, embroiled in an affair caused by a conflict with Foreign Minister Silvan Shlom, is being investigated over his associates’ alleged attempts to bribe the special state investigator into the affair in a bid to tilt the investigation.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/588861.html

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Iranians head for presidential polls:

Iranians go to the polls on Friday to choose a new president, with relative moderate and frontrunner Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani facing a tough challenge from both reformist and hardline contenders.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/749B7F3A-0F25-46BC-94B5-262B742811CE.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/16/05:

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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Blair’s anti-terror Bill was ‘an election ploy’:

When the Prevention of Terrorism Act was going through Parliament, Mr Blair claimed that the orders were needed because “several hundred” active terrorists were plotting or threatening an attack in Britain, yet they fell outside the existing powers of the police and courts to prosecute them.
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Patrick J. Buchanan: Reviving the Foreign-aid Racket :

Make no mistake. This not a bailout of Africa’s poor or Latin American peasants. This is a bailout of the IMF, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. – Bush and Blair are bailing out failed global institutions run by the highest-paid bureaucrats on earth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9168.htm

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The coming trade war and global depression:

Just as monarchism first emerged as a progressive force against feudalism by rationalizing itself as a natural law of politics and eventually brought about its own demise by betraying its progressive mandate, social capitalism today places return on capital above not only the worker but also the welfare of the owner of capital.

This is a must read.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9162.htm

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Neocon Nightmare: Oil, Socialism, and Chutzpah in Venezuela:

Driven by obscene greed and hubris, the Oligarchs ruling America attempt to mercilessly crush those who stand in the way of their imperialistic ambitions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9180.htm

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Venezuela’s President Chavez Runs Up Debt Funneling Oil Wealth to the Poor : –

Venezuelan housewife Sabrina Munoz saves as much as a third on the price of flour, meat and beans by shopping at Mercal, a government-owned supermarket near her Caracas home overlooked by hillside shanties.
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Venezuela Formally Seeks Custody of Posada:

Venezuela formally requested the extradition of an anti-Castro militant accused of planning a 1976 airliner bombing that killed 73 people, the nation’s ambassador to the United States said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9163.htm

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Haitian ex-PM Neptune Still On Hunger Strike:

The former senator and radio talk show host has been jailed for a year without charges under a new government installed by the US and is slowly starving himself to death in a minimum-security prison cell.
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Chris Floyd: Inside Joke :

That’s “arms control,” Bush-style, for you: a perfect joke.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9172.htm

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Appointees in all the wrong places:

Zalmay Khalilzad for U.S. ambassador to Iraq? Why not just send Richard Perle?

Khalilzad is a second-rank neocon with all the same credentials as the rest of those bozos—pre-emptive war, world hegemony, Project for a New American Century … the whole stinking lot of it.
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U.S. weakens plan on global warming:

Bush administration officials working behind the scenes have succeeded in weakening key sections of a proposal for joint action by the eight major industrialized nations to curb global warming.
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Burned Qurans Left at Va. Muslim Center :

A bag stuffed with burned Qurans was left in front of an Islamic center, shocking members when they arrived for prayers.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5080119,00.html

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Lodi father, son are indicted :

They’re charged with lying to FBI about terrorist involvement: Attorneys for the Hayats have maintained that the statements were coerced. They said that if the FBI had any evidence of terrorist activity, the charges would have been more serious.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9181.htm

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“Enabling‰ The Patriot Act:

The German “Enabling Act‰ of 1933 is remarkably similar to our current Patriot Act, which is currently up for revisions not only giving it expanded powers well beyond those it already has, but making it permanent, just like the German Enabling Act was made permanent..
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9173.htm

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Germans press Turks on Armenian slaughter:

Germany’s Parliament on Thursday urged Turkey to examine its role in the killing of an estimated one million ethnic Armenians a century ago – an issue that could affect Ankara’s hopes of joining the European Union.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/06/16/news/armen.php

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Hijacking the Facts:

FBI worked hard to cover up a 9-11 cover-up˜and then hide it some more
villagevoice.com/news/0524,mondo1,64920,6.html

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$5m payout wrecked my life, says 9/11 widow:

Ms Trant has stepped forward to admit that in the three and a half years since the attack, she has received some $5m – from the government and from well-wishers – and wasted almost all of it.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=646955

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