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 Information Clearing House  Digest June 27-30 2005

 
 

Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005

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“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” : Socrates

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 53 Days

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How They Get Away With It

Three reasons Washington‚s empire-builders don‚t have to worry about ‚60s-style dissent˜not including the volunteer Army

by Scott McConnell

In the absence of an antiwar movement or serious domestic political opposition, only the outside world can put the brakes on American policy˜only when Bush‚s war plans come up against foreign obstacles that produce a dramatic defeat or humiliation or generate a financial crisis that the administration can‚t overcome. Barring that, the American future may be war for as long as anyone can foresee.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9354.htm

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Ahead: Six Decades Of Humiliation

The world hates us more than ever

By Ted Rall

The reason for our declining popularity is no mystery: Bush’s unjustified, illegal war against Iraq. But Iraq, Bush’s doctrine of preemptive warfare and instances of prisoners being tortured and even murdered aren’t completely unprecedented. Cheney’s neoconservatives are merely the latest executors of an aggressive foreign policy that has long prompted fear, hatred and resentment among the leaders and citizens of other nations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9341.htm

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Torture Fatigue

Only one-third of Americans questioned in a Washington Post-ABC News poll last May defined what happened at Abu Ghraib as “torture.”

By Silja J.A. Talvi

“The Christian in me says it’s wrong,” Army Specialist Charles A. Graner Jr. said of torturing prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. “But the corrections officer in me says I love to make a grown man piss himself.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9351.htm

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Imperial defiance

Weapons, wealth and might do not always determine the course of events. People do.

By Joel Miller

Who are the Patrick Henrys of today and who are the foreign invaders and aggressors; who are the defenders of their homes and who are the pawns of King George.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9353.htm

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Bodies from U.S. copter crash found in Afghanistan:

The bodies of 13 U.S. troops have been recovered from the crash of a U.S. helicopter in eastern Afghanistan, but seven more U.S. soldiers are unaccounted for and some may have been captured, a news report said on Thursday
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Gunmen storm northern Iraq city:

Gunmen stormed the former insurgent bastion of Samarra in northern Iraq yesterday, killing at least two elite police commandos and injuring as many as six.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002352783_iraq30.html

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Violence continues in Iraq:

A man was killed and his wife injured when their car came under fire from U.S. troops on a road south of Kirkuk.
news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=92896&n_date=20050630&cat=World

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Reporter shot to death in Iraq:

The shot appears to have been fired by a U.S. military sniper, though there were Iraqi soldiers in the area who also may have been shooting at the time.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/12016097.htm

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Push for autonomy develops in Iraqi south :

With the Aug. 15 deadline for writing a new constitution bearing down, some powerful, mostly secular Shiite politicians are pushing for the creation of an autonomous region in the oil-rich south of Iraq, challenging the country’s central authority.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/06/29/news/basra.php

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[CIA Agent Forms Party? : Tom’s Comment]

Former Iraqi minister forms political front for Resistance groups :

At a news conference in a Baghdad home, al-Samarie said the new political front, the National Council for Unity and Construction of Iraq, is representing “resistance” fighters who have not carried out attacks against civilians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9346.htm

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Italy Denies It Knew of CIA Kidnapping

Italy’s government denied Thursday it had prior knowledge of the alleged CIA kidnapping of a radical Egyptian cleric and summoned the U.S. ambassador to explain the operation, which has led prosecutors to seek the arrest of 13 purported CIA officials.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5109642,00.html

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CIA abduction in Italy shows U.S. bungling-experts:

CIA agents charged with kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan appear to have bungled their way into an international incident by ignoring the most basic rules of the spy trade, experts say.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9350.htm

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Bush Is Right to Link 9/11 With Iraq:

President Bush was correct in once again linking 9/11 with his invasion and occupation of Iraq in his speech to the nation last night. Why? Because the motivation behind the 9/11 attacks was the same as the motivation behind the insurgency in Iraq: U.S. foreign policy.
www.lewrockwell.com/hornberger/hornberger47.html

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Bob Herbert: Dangerous Incompetence:

The president who displayed his contempt for Iraqi militants two years ago with the taunt “bring ‘em on” had to go on television Tuesday night to urge Americans not to abandon support for the war that he foolishly started but can’t figure out how to win.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9349.htm

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The biggest of Big Lies :

On Tuesday night, the president abandoned the narrow patch of high ground that he had staked out and dove into the raging flood of deceit that his administration had unleashed.
www.madison.com/tct/opinion/index.php?ntid=45372&ntpid=0

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Day after Bush’s optimism, State Dept says Iraq perilous:

The State Department called Iraq too dangerous for American travellers on Wednesday, hours after President George W Bush pointed to “significant progress” there.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1416044,001300180001.htm

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In case you missed it:

Short: Blair lied to cabinet and made secret war pact with US
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9352.htm

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War? What war?:

As some GI somewhere put it, war is “about blowing motherfuckers up.” It’s about heads getting shot off, and faces torn apart, and babies cut in two, and everything else horrible that can happen to a human body when big pieces of metal hit it at incredible speed. That is what war is — no more, no less.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9347.htm

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Fortunate Son:

During the run-up to the invasion, Pataki was one of Bush’s biggest war whores in the Northeast, taking his pro-war stump speech on the road to warn New Yorkers about the imminent threat posed by Saddam Hussein.
nypress.com/18/26/pagetwo/newshole4.cfm

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Ship young Pataki straight to Iraq:

The governor, who proudly announced last week that his son has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marines, also noted that Teddy Pataki hopes to defer his military service for three years until he finishes law school.
www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-opmcc304324656jun30,0,1221085.column

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Video: Do It For Uncle Sam:

For the fourth month in a row, the army has fallen well short of its recruitment targets. The result is that they’re turning to some pretty unconventional methods to persuade young Americans to do it for Uncle Sam.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9348.htm

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Johnny Comes Marching Home to Loans:

Think joining the army will clear your student debt? Better check the fine print.
villagevoice.com/nyclife/0526,kamenetz,65344,15.html

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Fighting in Iraq taking a toll on Army marriages :

The Army’s divorce rate has soared in the past three years. Between 2001 and 2004, divorces among active-duty Army officers and enlisted personnel nearly doubled, from 5,658 to 10,477, even though total troop strength remained stable.
www.startribune.com/stories/484/5483458.html

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The sobering of America :

To return to America after an absence of six months is to find a nation sobered by reality. The reality of debt and lost jobs. The reality of rising China. Above all, the reality of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9342.htm

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Expensive Favor:

The American people should be concerned that their federal government worries more about the Iraqis than it does the Americans. We could find far better uses for both the money and the lives than to squander them on the hard, bloody soil of the Middle East.
www.lewrockwell.com/reese/reese203.html

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Greg Palast: I Hope I Die Before The Next Refill:

I was in the drug store today out here in Podunk. Some old guy in front of me was picking up his little paper bag of prescription medicine. The lady behind the counter handed him a credit card slip and said, “I’m sorry.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9343.htm

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The war against veterans:

PRESIDENT Bush gives plenty of lip service to men and women in uniform. Now it‚s time for the President to put his money where his mouth is and fully fund veterans‚ benefits.
www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050630/OPINION02/50630004

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Video: Deceit, Deception And Tears: Back To Vietnam:

“I sound angry and I am f****** angry. You know, this is… You’ve got to get angry, everybody’s got to get angry about bloody wars. They’re f****** horrible!”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9344.htm

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Ex-Hostages Say Iran Leader-Elect a Captor:

President Bush said Thursday that “many questions” have been raised by allegations of some former American hostages that Iran’s president-elect was one of their captors in the late 1970s.
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/06/29/national/a183032D36.DTL

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Abductors deny Iran leader siege role:

Iranian veterans of the 1979 seizure of hostages at the US embassy in Tehran have denied claims that President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played a role in the siege.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/05A0C669-2069-4874-B746-9AD2FF0AE84C.htm

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Beijing devoted to weakening ‘enemy’ U.S., defector says :

China’s communist leaders view the United States as their main enemy and are working in Asia and around the world to undermine U.S. alliances, said a former Chinese diplomat.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9345.htm

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When China Owns Our Utilities:

It is a great irony that on the day President Bush called for a thorough review of China’s proposed acquisition of a California-based oil company, Unocal, the United States Senate voted 85-12 to send an energy bill to conference that would allow China to own local US public utilities, without a murmur from the administration, lawmakers or the media.
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/063005Y.shtml

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Saddam rejects meeting U.S. officials:

Toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has refused to meet U.S. officials as a prisoner, but only as the president of Iraq, it was reported Wednesday.
www.washtimes.com//upi/20050629-081302-8155r.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/29/05:

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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In case you missed it:

US forces’ use of depleted uranium weapons is ‘illegal’:

BRITISH and American coalition forces are using depleted uranium (DU) shells in the war against Iraq and deliberately flouting a United Nations resolution which classifies the munitions as illegal weapons of mass destruction.
www.sundayherald.com/32522

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In case you missed it:

After the War Comes Cancer :

Information collected for a German project investigating the use of uranium-charged ammunition in Iraq shows that when Iraqi women fear for their children’s health, it is with good reason.
www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1510710,00.html

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In case you missed it:

WHO Œsuppressed‚ scientific study into depleted uranium cancer fears in Iraq:

Radiation experts warn in unpublished report that DU weapons used by Allies in Gulf war pose long-term health risk
www.sundayherald.com/40096

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Two Israeli soldiers believed captured:

Confusion surrounds the fate of two Israeli soldiers, reportedly kidnapped in the West Bank city of Nablus.
snipurl.com/fy17

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Good morning, settlers :

Suddenly the leaders of the Jewish settlers in the territories have become very sensitive people with respect to morals and values. All of a sudden there is nothing in the world more important to them than honesty
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/593544.html

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Chavez warns US on ties at Caribbean summit:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday accused the United States of meddling in his efforts to create an energy alliance with Caribbean neighbors and said he may one day have to cut ties with Washington.
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Bush sets up domestic spy service :

US President George W Bush has ordered the creation of a domestic intelligence service within the FBI, as part of a package of 70 new security measures.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4636117.stm

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FBI Turned Loose:

Privacy rights may disappear if a new Senate Intelligence Committee bill passes
villagevoice.com/news/0526,hentoff,65319,6.html

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Time Will Comply With Order to Hand Over Documents:

Time Warner Inc., the world’s largest media company, said it will hand over subpoenaed records to a U.S. prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative’s identity.
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The party’s over for betrayed Republican:

As of today, after 25 years, I am no longer a Republican. I take this step with deep regret, and with a deep sense of betrayal.
www.registerguard.com/news/2005/06/26/ed.col.chaney.0626.html

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The lobbyists’ scandal: The secret world of Washington :

The Capitol’s grubby secret is the swarm of lobbyists in a sea of money, washing around the Congress and Senate. But one lobbyist may have just over-reached himself. By Rupert Cornwell
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article295734.ece

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Date: Wed, 29 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 5 Days

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Iraqi Resistance Replies To Bush Speech: Sets Terms For U.S. Surrender

Rafidan – Mujahideen Central Command

We predict more air raids and destruction of our cities and villages. More killing and kidnaps, just as they did in Vietnam and Algeria

before they fled. This in return, gives us the right to use all the types of weapons in our arsenal because American Fascism will not be

defeated easily and the fight will continue to be fierce for some time and bloody too!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9337.htm

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Bush Flops in Prime-time

Death by a thousand cuts.

by Mike Whitney

He produced no plan, no strategy, and no vision; just a continuation of the same trends; the steady erosion of national confidence, a precipitous decline in credibility, and the daily loss of life.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9339.htm

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US, Iraqi troops kill 9 people in new offensive in western Iraq :

“We received nine bodies of civilians shot dead by US snipers,” medical sources in the Hit Hospital told Xinhua.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9336.htm

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Five Afghan policemen killed in attack:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s spokesman dismissed the threat posed by the ousted Taleban regime yesterday as officials said five policemen and a suspected militant were killed in separate attacks.
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17 US soldiers die as hostile fire hits aircraft as it tries to land in Afghanistan:

The U.S. military now believes that all 17 service members aboard the helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan on Tuesday were killed, a senior Pentagon official told reporters Wednesday.
egyptelection.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1664

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‘New weapon’ downed US Chinook in Afghanistan:

The Taliban claim to have used a new weapon to shoot down a US military helicopter in a remote region of Afghanistan.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1403572.htm

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Taliban Said To Have Executed Survivors: :

The NBC report could give credence to the Taliban’s claims – yet unconfirmed – that they shot down the helicopter and executed some U.S. personnel aboard the aircraft. The helicopter was said to be carrying at least 16 U.S. military personnel.
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Sunni men in Baghdad targeted by attackers in police uniforms:

Days after Iraq’s new Shiite-led government was announced on April 28, the bodies of Sunni Muslim men began turning up at the capital’s central morgue after the men had been detained by people wearing Iraqi police uniforms.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/special_packages/iraq/11999387.htm

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Iraq Car Bombs Kill Shiite Lawmaker, 2 GIs : Bombs killed the country’s oldest legislator and two American soldiers Tuesday on the first anniversary of Iraq’s sovereignty
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5105645,00.html

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Bush Speech: Complete text :

America good : Iraq Good . Bad men, terror, protect you, courage, sacrifice, global war on terror, yada yada yada. God Bless

America…
www.nbc11.com/news/4663311/detail.html

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Short version: Fact Sheet: Facts, Quotes From President’s Address:

Bush mentioned “September Eleventh” 5 (five) separate times.* : TERROR: Bush mentioned “terror”, “terrorism” or “terrorists” 35 times.*
www.thelouisvillechannel.com/news/4663351/detail.html

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Bush Declares Sacrifice in Iraq to Be ‘Worth It’:

President Bush, facing a growing restiveness around the country and in his own party over the constant stream of casualties in Iraq, declared Tuesday night that the daily sacrifice of American lives in Iraq “is worth it, and it is vital to the future security of our country.”
www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050629/ZNYT03/506290399

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Soldier back home today after losing legs in Iraq:

A National Guard soldier who lost both legs in Iraq is expected back in Mississippi today, three months from the day a roadside bomb ripped through his Humvee.
www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005506290379

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LC Soldier Injured by Sniper:

Armstrong says, “It injured a kidney, which they had to remove. It injured his spleen, which is also removed, his pancreas, his stomach, his bowel. Basically all of his digestive system has been injured in some way or form.”
www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?s=3526873

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Bush’s War: It Was Worth It Picture Album:

“I’m this great picture of the Army.” Martinez suffered massive burns to his face, head and body. He has spent the last year in surgery and recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas. Photographed April 3, 2004 at his home in Dalton, Georgia,while on a brief hospital leave.
www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0412/purplehearts_01.html

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In case you missed it:

Video: Bush’s War: Iraq In The Name Of Freedom
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9174.htm

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Ray McGovern Bush, Ft. Bragg and “Disassemble” : Stay the Crooked Course:

The editors of the New York Times this morning feign shock that in his speech at Fort Bragg yesterday evening President George W. Bush would “raise the bloody flag of 9/11 over and over again to justify a war in a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with the terrorist attacks.” Kudos for that insight! Better three years late than never, I suppose.
www.counterpunch.org/mcgovern06292005.html

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Who’s spreading what?: Bush’s democratic hoax in Iraq:

President George Bush told the nation on Tuesday night 28 June that we are in Iraq to fight terrorism and spread democracy. Joseph Goebbels, Adolph Hitler’s minister of propaganda said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/rburbach28.htm

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In 1999, Bush Demanded A Timetable :

In 1999, George W. Bush criticized President Clinton for not setting a timetable for exiting Kosovo, and yet he refuses to apply the same standard to his war.
thinkprogress.org/2005/06/28/in-1999-bush-demanded-a-timetable/

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Washington now faces a no-win situation in Iraq:

For the first time, a leading American politician and potential presidential candidate, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, was brave enough to say: “The White House is completely disconnected from reality The reality is, we’re losing in Iraq.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9335.htm

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Captives: Terrorists hoped for Bush re-election:

Two French journalists who were held hostage in Iraq told a British documentary program that their captors believed George W. Bush’s re-election as US president would help radicalize Iraqis.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9334.htm

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Bush‚s Flagship USS Fiasco is Sinking :

George Bush will officially leave office in January 2009. For millions of Americans this surely seems an interminable time to wait to reclaim the country from a period of almost inexplicable and collective madness—one that will likely be known simply as the “Bush Era‰,
civillibertarian.blogspot.com/2005/06/bushs-flagship-uss-fiasco-is-sinking.html

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US faces prison ship allegations :

The United Nations says it has learned of serious allegations that the US is secretly detaining terrorism suspects, notably on American military ships.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4632087.stm

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Ex-Guantanamo Russian sues US:

A Russian national released last year from the US concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay has sued the US government in a civil court over the humiliations he claims to have suffered.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/184D4243-E2CA-4F98-A218-2B0CF7BB3E8B.htm

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Court clears Guantanamo Kuwaiti:

A Kuwait court has cleared one of its citizens recently held at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5F0AF822-FF0C-42F2-953C-44982FC89C48.htm

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Snipers with children in their sights :

Palestinian civilians have been killed by the army with impunity
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9333.htm

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Bolivian government orders troops to take ‘control’ of oilfields :

Bolivia’s government has ordered the armed forces to take ‘physical control’ of oilfields in a politically charged move amid continuing demands for full nationalization of the industry in South America’s poorest country.
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/06/28/afx2115747.html

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‘India won’t play second fiddle to US’:

India has rejected the idea of a unipolar world, clearly ruling out playing sub-altern to the United States if it seeks to remain dominant in the 21st century in the face of a rising Asia.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1154854.cms

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Ex-Agent: Al-Arian Monitored For Years:

The government tapped former university professor Sami Al-Arian’s phones, planted microphones at his think tank and intercepted his faxes and computer conversations because they suspected him of terrorism ties, a retired FBI agent testified Monday.
www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050628/NEWS/506280396/1004

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Be careful about which web sites you visit:

Judge admits evidence from computers in Al-Arian case :

Prosecutors say it shows the intent of the defendants, charged with raising money for terrorist activities.
www.sptimes.com/2005/06/28/Tampabay/Judge_admits_evidence.shtml

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Mystery planes continue to circle over Lodi :

The white plane, with its baby blue striping, spends hours and days circling over Lodi. But the plane isn’t from the city. It’s not even from California
www.lodinews.com/articles/2005/06/29/news/1_planes_050629.txt

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VA Confirms 103,000 Iraq and Afghan Veterans Seek Healthcare:

Senate Plans $1.5 Billion Spending Boost for Veterans
www.veteransforcommonsense.org/index.cfm?Page=Article&ID=3777

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Legislated morality empty promise of a false god:

Religious people in the U.S. have been victimized by politicians and lawyers. In the meantime, they neglect what they should be doing, changing society by example.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9340.htm

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U.S. Blocked Release of CAFTA Reports :

The Labor Department kept secret for more than a year government studies that supported Democratic opponents of the Bush administration’s new Central American trade deal, internal documents show.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5106545,00.html

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Robert F. Kennedy Urged Lifting Travel Ban to Cuba in ‘63:

Among his “principal arguments” for removing the restrictions on travel to Cuba was that freedom to travel “is more consistent with our views as a free society and would contrast with such things as the Berlin Wall and Communist controls on such travel.”
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB158/index.htm

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US fines loom for offshore account holders:

US expatriates and many foreigners living in the US risk penalties of at least $10,000 if they fail to report details of overseas bank and

financial accounts to the US Treasury by Thursday.
news.ft.com/cms/s/0cec0b6a-e8c8-11d9-87ea-00000e2511c8,ft_acl=,s01=2.html

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Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” : Henry David Thoreau – (1817-1862)

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 51 Days

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Who is feeding the insurgency? We are!

Iraq Exit Plan

By Raymond Long

This is a grassroots insurgency against an imperial adventure by our leader who lied to us before the war and continues to lie to us now. If we can see that they are human just like you and me perhaps we can understand. The insurgency will continue as long as we “stay the course”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9310.htm

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A Defeat Bred in Deceit

When Bush decided, prior to September 11, to attack Iraq, he committed himself to lies and deceit. As his British co-conspirators realized, only victory could save them from the consequences.

by Paul Craig Roberts

On June 27, General George Casey, US commander of the “multinational coalition‰ in Iraq, told morning TV audiences that the conflict in Iraq “will not be settled on the battlefield.‰ On June 26, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told TV audiences that “coalition forces, foreign forces are not going to repress that insurgency.‰ The insurgency, Rumsfeld said, might “go on five, six, eight, 10, 12 years.‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9321.htm

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Iraqi Resistance Says It Will Not Negotiate With Occupation Forces

This communiqué is posted as is without changes.

To the Mujahideen, Resistors, & fighters of the great Iraqi People

In the name of all the factions that fight under our command, we declare to you, that we did not in the past present or the future, and will not sit on the negotiating table with the American Occupation forces or war criminal representatives.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9330.htm

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We are Mujahideen for the sake of our nation.

Urgent Release

Subject: Rumsfield’s Comments

The Mujahideen Army is in full adherence to the military doctrine of the of the Mujahideen Central Command MCC, and the Political views of Rafidan – The Political Committee of the MCC.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9331.htm

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More Rumsfeld Lies about Insurgent Meetings

by Mike Whitney

By now, every American who is capable of reading a newspaper or watching a TV should know that Rumsfeld is a compulsive liar, a serial liar, a pathological liar. The maxim one should always follow in listening to the sneering Rumsfeld is to calculate the exact inverse of whatever he says and assume that that will approximate the truth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9328.htm

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12 people killed: 40 others injured in explosions in and around Baghdad.

A booby-trapped car exploded outside a theater in a crowded commercial district southeast of Baghdad, killing four and wounding dozens.
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Iraqi MP killed, bomber hits hospital:

A member of Iraq’s new parliament has been killed, along with his son and three bodyguards in Baghdad while a bomber has blown himself up in a hospital in the town of Musayyib, killing three people and wounding 13.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C45BD463-9CA2-4CE9-A02F-5C62842E6C43.htm

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Violence Ravages Samarra:

Three police commandos were killed and five injured in Samarra. Two soldiers died and one was wounded when attackers fired rocket propelled grenades at them south of Samarra. One policeman was killed and two injured in an attack by around 70 gunmen on the headquarters of security forces on the outskirts of Samarra.
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U-S troops killed an Iraqi news executive :

He didn’t pull over for a U-S convoy. A suicide car bomb near a coalition base north of the capital killed a U-S soldier and wounded another. A car bomb north of Baghdad killed at least five people
www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/11999416.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed:

A suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near a Coalition Forces base near Balad at about 11:40 a.m. June 28.
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Police open fire on Iraq demonstrators — witness:

Reuters correspondent Hamid Fadhil said a crowd of nearly 2,000 unemployed Iraqis was demonstrating because they had not been given jobs in the police in Samawa, 270 km south of Baghdad. Police opened fire first with warning shots and then shot into the crowd, Fadhil said, adding he had seen some demonstrators wounded.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L28297697.htm

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Inside the Mind of an Iraqi Suicide Bomber:

In a rare interview, a “terrorist” in training reveals chilling secrets about the insurgency’s deadliest weapon
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9327.htm

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Despair deepens for Iraqis :

“This is not a democracy,” said Sarah Abdul Kareem, 21, a Shiite. “This is chaos.”
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0628iraq-anniversary28.html

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Iraq: A bloody mess:

Most of Iraq is today a bloody no-man’s land beset by ruthless insurgents, savage bandit gangs, trigger-happy US patrols and marauding government forces.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9323.htm

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It‚s time for Rumsfeld to follow his own advice:

During Vietnam, Rumsfeld Criticized Administration For “Credibility Gap‰: “The administration should clarify its intent in Vietnam. People lack confidence in the credibility of our government∑ It’s a difficult thing today to be informed about our government even without all the secrecy. With the secrecy, it’s impossible.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9324.htm

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“Let freedom reign!” : The outlook remains bleak after one year of sovereignty”:

US withdrawal may be inevitable in the long run, but the chances of the Bush administration taking any such step in the near future are non-existent. So, tragically, Iraq must now brace itself for yet another year of hell.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9326.htm

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Robert Fisk: “Do you people live on planet earth?‰:

Perhaps it helps us to feel bad about ourselves, to curse our privileges and hate our glorious life if we persuade ourselves that the Middle East is a paradise of growing freedom and liberation from fear.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9325.htm

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Bombs kill senior Afghan policeman and four others:

Bombs killed a top policeman and four other people in Afghanistan on Tuesday and rockets struck near a U.N. election office, but the government said Taliban guerrillas would not derail parliamentary polls in September.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L28545814.htm

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US helicopter down in Afghanistan :

The Chinook helicopter went down in the eastern province of Konar while carrying troops, the statement said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4631947.stm

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In case you missed it:

How Bush Was Offered Bin Laden and Blew It:

As a consequence of this failure more than 3,000 Americans and thousands of Afghans died.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9332.htm

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US suspected of keeping secret prisoners on warships: UN official:

The United Nations has learned of “very, very serious” allegations that the United States is secretly detaining terrorism suspects in various locations around the world, and notably aboard prison ships, the UN’s special rapporteur on terrorism said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9329.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Tsunami Disaster: U.S. Issued Killer Wave Warning To Terror Ships:

PRISON ships holding Osama bin Laden’s most trusted lieutenants were given an hour’s warning of the tsunami.
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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 06/27/05:

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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War Pimp Alert:

Israeli Envoy Says Iran Nuclear Program Must Be Stopped :

“The clock is ticking, and time is not on our side,” Ayalon said.
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War Pimp Alert:

“Target terror camps abroad “:

Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari yesterday said terrorist training camps outside his country must be targeted for elimination to stem the flow of foreign insurgents illegally entering the country to wreak havoc on Iraqi citizens.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9317.htm

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U.S. Attack on Iran May Be in the Cards:

There are a lot of random facts that lend credence to Ritter’s claims. Last year, there were fake elections in Azerbaijan.
news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=9da0bcd682e7e4b57ad05d619b4a18c3

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Fox News Peddles a War With Iran:

This is how Neil Cavuto opened his show today (June 27, 2005): “Remember how much we fussed over this guy? [Video of Saddam Hussein shown while the banner at the bottom of the screen read: Forget Saddam?] Now what if I told you we might be facing a bigger threat from this guy? [Video of Iran’s President-elect, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad]
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US plans new sanctions to halt WMD :

The effort would begin by targeting just eight entities, seven of which are suspected of working on missile programs, and not on chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, according to the report.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/27/content_3145210.htm

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Iran reassures world on nukes:

Inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog were back at work in Iran on Monday as Tehran sought to allay international fears following the election of a hardliner as its new president.
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=341696

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US commander says no talks yet with Iraqi resistance:

U.S. forces have not held talks with resistance leaders involved in attacks in Iraq but may do so soon, the U.S. commander in Iraq said on Monday in remarks that appeared to differ from those of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
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Pepe Escobar : Twelve more years :

If only those “axis of evil” fellas were a little more … cooperative.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9315.htm

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Is This What They Call Democracy? :

The jury was taken aback by witness testimony from Iraqi war victims and a US Air Force veteran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9314.htm

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Mapping Death:

Iraq War Fatalities: By day: By Country
www.obleek.com/iraq/index.html

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From El Salvador To Iraq: Why All Of This Repression? :

Why is torture being developed to a fine art among US forces? Why is the US involved in organizing and supporting death squads once again?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9308.htm

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Naomi Klein: Torture’s Dirty Secret: It Works:

But when it comes to social control, nothing works quite like torture.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9309.htm

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Bush refuses to support UN over anti-torture pact;

America last night refused to back a United Nations protocol against torture because of fears that it could allow international monitors to visit terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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In case you missed it:

General Granted Latitude At Prison :

Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the senior U.S. military officer in Iraq, borrowed heavily from a list of high-pressure interrogation tactics used at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and approved letting senior officials at a Baghdad jail use military dogs, temperature extremes, reversed sleep patterns, sensory deprivation, and diets of bread and water on detainees whenever they wished, according to newly obtained documents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9311.htm

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Former Guantanamo prisoners freed by Pakistan allege Koran abuse:

The men came back to Pakistan around nine months ago after being cleared by US authorities. They were finally released from a Pakistani jail after promising not to take part in militant activities.
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Iraq reports corruption epidemic :

Arrest warrants on fraud charges have been issued for two former ministers in the Iraqi interim government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9316.htm

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$1 billion of potential overcharges:

Halliburton Iraq deals described as contract abuse
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050627/pl_nm/iraq_halliburton_dc

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Whistleblowers Describe Halliburton’s “Free Fraud Zone”:

“I can unequivocally state that the abuse related to contracts awarded to KBR represents the most blatant and improper contract abuse I have witnessed during the course of my professional career.” — Bunnatine Greenhouse, top Army Corps of Engineers contract oversight official, turned whistleblower
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Occupation Forces Solve Iraqi Employment Problem:

Build prisons then lock them all up: Military to Expand Prisons Across Iraq:

The burgeoning prison population has forced the U.S. military to begin renovations on existing facilities, and work has also begun on restoring an old Iraqi military barracks near Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad.
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Report: US is the world’s biggest jailer:

The US total represents 22% of the nine million prisoners reportedly held throughout the world, he added.
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In case you missed it:

Video: Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons:

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

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Is big brother watching you?:

FBI agent says Al-Arian was bugged, tapped for nine years:

The government tapped former university professor Sami Al-Arian’s phones, planted microphones in his office and intercepted his faxes and computer conversations because they suspected him of terrorism ties, a retired FBI agent testified Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9320.htm

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Are We There Yet?:

1984: The Two Georges, Orwell And Bush:

Real Audio
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9319.htm

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Sledgehammer Politics :

Control of information has become an integral part of the response of Western Governments to the so-called war on terror. They’ve all introduced laws that not only restrict long-cherished civil liberties, but also impose sanctions against reporting issues deemed to threaten national security.

Video and transcript
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Bogus analysis led to terror alert in Dec. 2003:

CIA experts saw a secret code on Al-Jazeera that wasn’t there
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Israeli troops tell of tactics to abuse Palestinians :

FORMER soldiers in the Israeli Defence Force have come forward with claims of widespread abuses against the Palestinians amid what they say is a growing climate of “moral corruption”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9318.htm

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Pigs at the trough:

The Israeli Spy Affair:

Real Insiders : A pro-Israel lobby and an F.B.I. sting.
www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050704fa_fact

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Dying in the dust: a story from Sudan:

Sprawled on the ground with his face pressed into the earth, the boy looked like he might already be dead.
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U.S. Has Plans to Again Make Own Plutonium:

The Bush administration is planning the government’s first production of plutonium 238 since the cold war, stirring debate over the risks and benefits of the deadly material. The substance, valued as a power source, is so radioactive that a speck can cause cancer.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9312.htm

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Embassies For Sale:

Want To Become Bush’s Next Ambassador?:

It’s not as hard as you may think. Just donate a couple of hundred thousand to President George W. Bush’s campaign coffers and pick your city.
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,362387,00.html

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Towards a One State Solution?:

U.S. – Canada – Mexico: Trade talks yield framework :

Mr. d’Aquino said the deal is “undoubtedly” the biggest step towards continental integration since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1992.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050627.wtrade0627/BNStory/Business/

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Small world: The world from another point of view :

When you look at the world from this point of view, you can see there is a real need for solidarity, understanding, patience and education.
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Date: Mon, 27 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 50 Days

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Incinerating Iraqis; the napalm cover up

by Mike Whitney

Two weeks ago the UK Independent ran an article which confirmed that the US had “lied to Britain over the use of napalm in Iraq”. (06-17-05) Since then, not one American newspaper or TV station has picked up the story even though the Pentagon has verified the claims. This is the extent to which the American “free press” is yoked to the center of power in Washington. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9307.htm

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Scott Ritter: Unplugged and Uncensored

Bush is a Liar – US at War with Iran – The Downing Street Memo’s & More – The Peace Movement Failed

This Is A Must Listen

Question and Answer Session with Scott Ritter
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9290.htm

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What Have We Done to Ourselves America?

By Nolan K. Anderson

Is the noose of fascism tightening around the necks of Americans or are corruption, cowardice and the malfeasance of our Congress responsible for more serious, recently inflicted blows to American freedom and our American way of life?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9290.htm

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The Fantastical World Of Studley McMuffin

By Sheila Samples

How long are we going to allow this war criminal to keep killing innocent men, women and children while wiping his brow and complaining how much work — hard work — it is? How long, America? Until they’re all dead under the weight of our
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9289.htm

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Index: Testimony From World Tribunal for Iraq

This Is a Must Read

Testimony by – H.C. von Sponeck – Larry Everest – Dahr Jamail – Jim Harding – Phil Shiner

The Tribunal will consist of hearings investigating various issues related to the war on Iraq, such as the legality of the war, the role of the United Nations, war crimes and the role of the media, as well as the destruction of the cultural sites and the environment.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9278.htm

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Articulating The Unspeakable: The Strategy Of Genocide:

The Islam of the Qur’an is a righteous religion, supporting a unique form of culture and civilization. Let’s make peace with its people.

By Casey Butler

The Bush administration’s decision to invade and occupy Muslim nations in perpetuity, while intentionally keeping knowledge of the Qur’anic doctrine of self-defense from the American people, is the USA’s politically correct, long-term, ‘final solution’ for “Islamic terrorism.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9294.htm

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Bush Tyranny In Iraq Surpasses That Of Saddam.

In a close race Bush beats Saddam.

The Evidence File
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9304.htm

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At Least 37 Killed In Iraqi Violance:

Fifteen people were killed and seven wounded when a bomber blew himself up among a crowd of people gathered in a parking lot next to the Al-Kisk army base west of the city
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2 Killed as U.S. Helicopter “Crashes”:

Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were killed around 11 a.m. June 27 when their AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed northwest of Baghdad .
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/June/050627f.htm

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Report : Iraqi Resistance Brought Down Helicopter :

Iraqi journalist Ziyad al-Samarai told Aljazeera the the aircraft was hit by a rocket in the farm-rich area.
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U.S. Soldier Killed:

Task Force Baghdad Soldier died June 27 from wounds sustained during a small-arms fire attack in central Baghdad around 10:15 a.m.
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/June/050627g.htm

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US ‘in talks with Iraq with Iraq rebels’:

Militants reveal secret face-to-face meetings
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9283.htm

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‘Iraqi Resistance Denies Negotiations With U.S. Occupation Forces:

Iraqi forces opposed to the occupation affirm that the rumors about US attempts to negotiate with the resistance are “a mere fabrication”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9295.htm

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U.S. headed for disaster when efforts in Iraq collapse:

We may now be only weeks away from a complete collapse of the Iraqi army and the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq in the face of overwhelming public pressure on Tony Blair.
www.herald-dispatch.com/2005/June/24/OPlist3.htm

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A letter from an Iraqi citizen to the American people:

You picked up weapons against the occupiers until you forced him to go out of your state which was a great victory for you.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9306.htm

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U.S. says Iraqis may fight rebels for years:

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Sunday that American forces would not defeat Iraq’s rebels but would make way for Iraqis to put down an insurgency that could go on for a decade or more.
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Bush asks US: stay with me on Iraq :

As casualties and criticism mount, the President warns of more violence ahead and pleads for ‘resolve and faith’
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1514987,00.html

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The tipping point :

US public opinion on the Iraq war dips with every dead soldier, and plummets at the first sniff of defeat
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9297.htm

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General admits to secret air war:

Moseley told the briefing at Nellis airbase in Nebraska on July 17, 2003, that the raids took place under cover of patrols of the southern no-fly zone; their purpose was ostensibly to protect the ethnic minorities.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9284.htm

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In case you missed it:

U.S. Air Raids in ‘02 Prepared for War in Iraq :

July 19, 2003 – -Lt. Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the chief allied war commander, said the attacks also laid the foundations for the military campaign against the Baghdad government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9285.htm

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Gwynne Dyer : World’s guard against anarchy :

There was not a single idealist among those who signed the UN Charter. They were frightened people who had lived through the worst war in history and who feared an even worse one lay in wait.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9303.htm

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5 Afghans Dead, 2 Germans Missing in Blast :

A massive explosion at a weapons dump near an airfield in northern Afghanistan killed five Afghans, while two German soldiers missing in the blast were presumed dead, officials said Sunday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5099487,00.html

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Bush warns Blair he must boost UK forces :

Tony Blair was warned that war-torn Iraq remains on the brink of disaster – more than two years after the removal of Saddam Hussein – during his summit with President Bush in Washington earlier this month.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9286.htm

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How the leaked documents questioning war emerged from ‘Britain’s Deep Throat’:

It started with a phone call and has now swept across America: Michael Smith tells the tale of his ŒDowning Street memo‚ scoop
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1669292,00.html

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Daniel Patrick Welch: Is Gotham Worth Saving?:

Parallels to Bush’s America are unmistakable. With control over all three branches of government, a compliant, sycophant press, and Americans too scared, dumb or oblivious to think, the Bush cartel would seem poised to build its house of cards as high as the heavens.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9287.htm

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More Evidence Indicts U.S. :

New evidence on U.S. war crimes and violations of international law was presented at the concluding session of the World Tribunal on Iraq at hearings in Istanbul Sunday.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=29233

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Jason Miller : Murder in the Abstract is Still Iniquitous :

Karl Rove, Bush’s master propagandist whom Bush affectionately refers to as “Turd Blossom”, rivals the genius of Joseph Goebbels in his ability to manipulate the masses. Preying on the average American’s relative ignorance about other cultures and societies, Rove whipped the US populace into a frenzy of fear and lust for revenge after 9/11.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9288.htm

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Saudi / American held for attempting to kill Bush :

Amnesty International said U.S. authorities arrested a Saudi on charges of attempting to assassinate President George W. Bush.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9305.htm

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In Iran, It’s Jobs, Not Bombs:

The US may view Iran’s presidential election through the lens of the nuclear threat. But that’s not how Iranians see it.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0627/p08s03-comv.html

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U.S. Plans New Tool to Halt Spread Of Weapons:

The Bush administration is planning new measures that would target the U.S. assets of anyone conducting business with a handful of Iranian, North Korean and Syrian companies believed by Washington to be involved in weapons programs, U.S. officials said yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9302.htm

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Israel angry with Iran’s growing regional influence – spokesman: Tehran, 26 June:

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said here Sunday [26 June] the Zionist regime is furious with Iran’s growing development, economic growth and influence on regional and Muslim states.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9299.htm

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Second teen dies after shooting in West Bank :

Aviad Mantzur, 16, of the settlement Otniel, was fatally wounded in the ambush that killed his friend, Avichai Levy, 17, of Beit Haggai, on Friday. Mantzur died in Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/592464.html

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Israeli soldier guilty of manslaughter:

An Israeli military tribunal has convicted a former soldier of manslaughter for killing a Briton who was helping Palestinian children to take cover from an elevated guard post in Gaza in 2003.
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U.S. to Israel: Stop Expanding Settlements:

The United States has turned up the pressure on Israel to stop expanding West Bank settlements, Israeli officials said Sunday. In the Gaza Strip, military bulldozers began flattening former resort homes to prevent pullout opponents from occupying them.
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Cartoon Of The Week : A Bump In The Road!

Bowing to U.S. pressure, Israel to curb arms deals : Ariel Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz last week agreed to comply with the Americans’ demands regarding the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) deal with China and changes in the supervision of Israel’s arms exports.
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Israel apologises for NZ passport fraud:

New Zealand arrested two men – Uri Kelman and Eli Cara – in March 2004, who it said were working on behalf of an Israeli intelligence agency.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1400767.htm

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Apology proves spies were in NZ: Clark:

Israel’s apology for two of its citizens who illegally obtained New Zealand passports is proof the pair were secret agents, Prime Minister Helen Clark said.
seven.com.au/news/worldnews/89714

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Leftist rebels kill at least 25 troops in Columbia:

Leftist rebels killed at least 25 soldiers during separate clashes in Colombia yesterday, the military said. Another 18 soldiers were reported missing.
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Australian ‘failed’ by US military justice:

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock has asked for a full report into the outcome of a US military trial of two Marines accused of a brutal attack last year on a young Australian in a Townsville nightclub. The American military court which heard the case dropped charges against one Marine and acquitted the other earlier this month.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9298.htm

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Italy angry over U.S. tactics used in spy investigation:

The United States has allowed the CIA to pursue a policy of renditions ˜ abducting terror suspects from foreign countries and taking them to third countries that are known to use torture.
www.insidebayarea.com/argus/news/ci_2825336

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In a world gone crazy:

Bush says U.S. seeks to eliminate torture worldwide: President Bush, whose administration has been hit by accusations of prisoner abuse, said on Sunday that the United States was committed to the elimination of torture worldwide.
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In case you missed it:

Bush Signed Secret Executive Order Approving Torture:

According to agents of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, President George W. Bush has signed a secret executive order approving the use of torture against prisoners captured in his “war on terror”.
www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=2602

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Riot Police Encircle Anti-Torture Protesters and Beat Back Those Trying to Break Through:

Riot police in front of Egypt’s state security building on Sunday encircled a group of protesters demanding the trial of security officers accused of torture, beating demonstrators who tried to break through.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB7OY9UFAE.html

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Groups: U.S. Misuses Material Witness Law :

The Bush administration has misused a federal law to detain at least 70 terrorism suspects since the Sept. 11 attacks, two advocacy groups contend.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9300.htm

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Scores of Muslim Men Jailed Without Charge :

Operating behind a wall of secrecy, the U.S. Department of Justice thrust scores of Muslim men living in the United States into a Kafkaesque world of indefinite detention without charge and baseless accusations of terrorist links, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report released today.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9301.htm

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A Glide Path to Ruin:

“I think the greatest threat to our future is our fiscal irresponsibility,” warns David Walker, the comptroller general of the United States. Mr. Walker, an accountant by training, asserts that last year may have been the most fiscally reckless in the history of our Republic.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9296.htm

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Groups Buck White House on Bolton:

The White House began pressing Jewish organizations to issue public endorsements of the Bolton nomination, which has met strong opposition from Democrats.
www.forward.com/articles/3363

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Tony Blair‚s son to intern with Republicans:

Euan, 21, will spend three months working with a committee which determines how U.S. legislation is considered in the lower chamber of Congress.
msnbc.msn.com/id/8364412/

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Jordan axes Saddam’s new novel “Get out of here, curse you!”:

Under Jordanian law, the department has authority to censor books published in Jordan, a close U.S. ally.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L26431394.htm

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State Guard forms anti-terrorism intelligence unit:

Although Guard officials said the new unit would not collect information on American citizens, top National Guard officials have already been involved in tracking at least one recent Mother’s Day anti-war rally organized by families of slain American soldiers
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Crude Oil Rises to New Record of $60.46 on Supply Concerns:

Crude oil prices jumped to a new high of $60.46 in Asian trading Monday amid concerns that supplies would not meet demand, especially in the United States, the world’s largest energy consumer.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB4W1K6GAE.html

ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB4W1K6GAE.html

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