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 Information Clearing House  Digest July 3-8 2005

 
 

Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 60 Days

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Ex-Mossad Chief Calls For World War After London Attack

Rules of conflict for a world war

By Efraim Halevi

There will be supreme tests of leadership in this unique situation and people will have to trust the wisdom and good judgment of those chosen to govern them. The executives must be empowered to act resolutely and to take every measure necessary to protect the citizens of their country and to carry the combat into whatever territory the perpetrators and their temporal and spiritual leaders are inhabiting.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9410.htm

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Why London, Why Now?

Americans believed Al Qaeda was targeting the United States because we stood for democracy, when, in reality, they hated us because we massively supported oppressive regimes in the Middle East.

Patrick Doherty

This time, with that narrative already established, the work of interpreting the London subway bombings through the Bush worldview is a much simpler matter. Regrettably, Tony Blair has already begun the spin in his statement from Gleneagles:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9409.htm

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It’s Up to the Anti-War Movement to Restrain the Thirst for More Blind Revenge

Message from London

By Mike Marqusee

The bomb blasts were grimly predictable. Indeed, they had been widely and repeatedly predicted – not least by rank-and-file Londoners, who knew that by taking Britain into Iraq side-by-side with the USA, Tony Blair had placed their city in the firing line.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9407.htm

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West turns blind eye as police put Saddam’s torturers back to work

From James Hider in Baghdad

IRAQI security forces, set up by American and British troops, torture detainees by pulling out their fingernails, burning them with hot irons or giving them electric shocks, Iraqi officials say. Cases have also been recorded of bound prisoners being beaten to death by police.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9402.htm

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Bush was right, but too late

I did a little linguistic analysis on George W. Bush’s Fort Bragg address to Americans on June 28 and came up with some pretty strange results.

By Robert Fisk

Bush’s speech begins by frightening the audience to death with terrorism and finishes triumphantly by rousing them to patriotic confidence in their country’s future victory. It wasn’t actually a speech at all. It was a movie script, a screenplay.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9400.htm

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Three blasts rock subway, at least 40 killed :

More than 350 wounded
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At least 33 dead in London attacks:

More than 33 people were killed in a series of terrorist blasts in London today, police said. Seven people died in the first blast in a Tube tunnel 100yds from Liverpool Street Station, 21 died in a blast at between King‚s Cross and Russell Square and five died at Edgware Road station in an explosion involving three trains.
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Blasts rock London, Blair breaks off G8 meeting:

Four blasts ripped through London at rush hour early on Thursday, killing people, wounding 150 seriously and disrupting a meeting of Group of Eight leaders in Scotland in attacks Prime Minister Tony Blair called “barbaric.”
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London Bomb Attacks:

BBC Live Video Feed
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9404.htm

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Al-Qaida in Europe claims responsibility for blasts :

The statement, which also threatened attacks against Italy and Denmark, said: “Rejoice, Islamic nation. Rejoice, Arab world. The time has come for vengeance against the Zionist crusader government of Britain in response to the massacres Britain committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9406.htm

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Statement claiming London attacks :

This is the full text of the statement.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4660391.stm

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Extra: Rice dismisses Iraq/Afghan angle to London attacks:

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday that the deadly bombings in London will strengthen British resolve to defeat terrorism and dismissed suggestions that the attacks were in retaliation for Britain’s role in Iraq and Afghanistan.
news.monstersandcritics.com/northamerica/article_103189
5.php/Extra_Rice_dismisses_Iraq_Afghan_angle_to_London_attacks

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Galloway: Bombings price of Iraq :

Londoners have paid the price for Iraq and Afghanistan, says George Galloway.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4661633.stm

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Israel Warned United Kingdom About Possible Attacks:

Contrary to original claims that Israel was warned “minutes before‰ the first attack, unconfirmed rumors in intelligence circles indicate that the Israeli government actually warned London of the attacks “a couple of days‰ previous. The British government sat on this information for days and failed to respond.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9412.htm

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Report: Israel Was Warned Ahead of First Blast :

The Israeli Embassy in London was notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room rather than make his way to the hotel adjacent to the site of the first explosion
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9405.htm

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Netanyahu Changed Plans Due to Warning :

British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday’s explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/200
50707/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_britain_explosions_1

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Scotland Yard has denied reports they were warned of an attack by Israel
www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1188265,00.html

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Israel not warned about blasts – foreign minister:

A Foreign Ministry official had said earlier that British police warned the Israeli Embassy in London of possible terror attacks minutes before the first explosion.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=122106240&p=yzzyx68zx

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Iraq: President calls for unity as at least nine killed:

Separately, five decapitated bodies were located Thursday on a road in northwestern Iraq, police said.
www.albawaba.com/en/news/185997

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Car bombs kill many in Iraq:

Thirteen people were killed and 30 wounded late on Wednesday in two almost simultaneous car bombings in Mashruh, some 60km south of the Iraqi capital, police said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/96D40084-C307-4F95-9B78-259A01E09753.htm

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Three killed, 46 injured in mortar strikes in Mosul:

Heavy mortar strikes targeting the local government headquarters in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul hit nearby shops, killing at least three people and wounding 46 people, hospital officials said on Thursday.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=915823

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One killed, three wounded in mass protest in Tikrit:

Police battled 1,000 demonstrators who took over the police headquarters in ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit on Wednesday, a Reuters television camera operator said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GRA722250.htm

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Egypt confirms diplomat’s death in Iraq:

The Egyptian government has confirmed the death of its envoy in Baghdad, abducted near his house last Saturday after one month in the country.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1409617.htm

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Senior police officers plotted to bomb interior ministry:

Iraq: Iraqi security forces have foiled a plot by senior police officers linked to Al Qaeda to bomb the interior ministry, Interior Minister Bayan Solagh told a news conference Thursday.
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From Filmmaker in Los Angeles to Iraq Detainee:

Mr. Kar has been held in what his relatives and their lawyers describe as a frightening netherworld of American military detention in Iraq – charged with no crime but nonetheless unable to gain his freedom or even tell his family where he is being held.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9403.htm

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Iran, Iraq Agree On Military Cooperation:

Iran said today that it will complete a military and anti-terrorist cooperation agreement with Iraq that will include Iranian help in training Iraq’s armed forces.
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Iraq War “Deserters” Speak Out:

Three young U.S. servicemen currently living in Canada explain why they refused to return to Iraq.
www.alternet.org/story/23371

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Top Hussein Lawyer Quits, Chides U.S.:

Saddam Hussein’s chief lawyer quit the Iraqi dictator’s Jordan-based legal team, saying Thursday some of the team’s American members were trying to control the defense and tone down his criticism of the U.S. presence in Iraq.
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Halliburton bags another Iraq contract:

The US military has signed on Halliburton to do nearly $5 billion in new work in Iraq under a giant logistics contract that has so far earned the Texas-based firm $9.1 billion.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/49DE55BF-FF64-4588-A2CB-33B401107787.htm

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So, Mr Bremer, where did all the money go? :

One ministry claimed to be paying 8,206 guards, but only 602 could be found : One American agent was given $23m to spend on restructuring; only $6m is accounted for
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9401.htm

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In case you missed it:

To the Victors Go the Spoils of War:

British Petroleum, Shell and Chevron Win Iraqi Oil Contracts
www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=7989

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Robert Kennedy Jr: Video Lecture: Environment, Health and Democracy :

The corrosive impact of excessive corporate power on American democracy
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9397.htm

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Taliban Threatens To Kill Captured American Commando:

Spokesman: ‘American Definitely Will Be Killed’
www.nbc4i.com/news/4692982/detail.html

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Forget Confidentiality, Out Rove:

In this case, journalists as a community have been played for patsies by the president’s chief strategist, Karl Rove, and are enabling him to abuse the First Amendment, by their invoking it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9398.htm

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Judith Miller – the Patron Saint of Propaganda:

Pardon me while I intrude on the whorish theater of martyrdom now assigned to the likes of Judith Miller. The same Judith Miller who is going to jail to protect whom? Sources such as Chalabi? He is after all one of her sources and has been one for her false reporting regarding WMD.
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Joseph Wilson Comments on ‘Real Victims’ in Plame Case :

“The real victims of this cover-up, which may have turned criminal, are the Congress, the Constitution and, most tragically, the Americans and Iraqis who have paid the ultimate price for Bush‚s folly.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9399.htm

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The American hand in Iran:

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)and its non-governmental organization (NGO) regime-change industry hope to stage another cardboard coup in Iran. But it could be a black and blue revolution.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GG06Ak03.html

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US media group face charges in Uzbekistan :

Authorities in tightly controlled Uzbekistan have filed criminal charges against a former director and another employee of a US-based media rights and training group, the organisation said on Wednesday.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_7-7-2005_pg4_18

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Uzbekistan to reconsider future of U.S air base:

Uzbekistan indicated on Thursday that it was reconsidering the future of the U.S air base in this Central Asian nation.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-07-07-uzbek_x.htm

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US misses the next wave: China:

Beijing is making the running in Asia, leaving America well behind
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9411.htm

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Sami Al-Arian Arabic translation key to Sami Al-Arian trial:

According to court documents, the two Orlando linguists have offered “counter translations”. Assistant Federal Public Defender Kevin Beck, Fariz’s attorney, said the translation work by Diab and Yunis was “invaluable” and both may be called to testify when prosecutors introduce translations of phone calls or documents.
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US imposes controls on a new security threat – birdwatchers :

US security agents have come up with a new target for increased scrutiny in their battle against terrorism: birdwatchers. Birdwatchers in certain areas are being forced to provide photographic identification, submit themselves to background checks, and even pay for a police escort.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1522968,00.html

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Energy Co. Paid $25,000 for DeLay Meeting:

A Kansas energy company said it donated $25,000 so that it could attend a golf outing with U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to try to influence pending energy legislation.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050707/ap_on_re_us/delay_fundraising_1

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Sidney Blumenthal : All the president’s men :

With O’Connor’s retirement from the US supreme court, the Republican counter-revolution sees the chance of a lifetime
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1522946,00.html

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U.S. layoffs surge to 17-month high, Challenger says:

The U.S. auto and retail sectors slashed tens of thousands of jobs in June, bringing the number of planned job cuts to 110,996, the highest in 17 months
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Date: Thurs, 7 Jul 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

“I should, indeed, prefer twenty men to escape death through mercy, than one innocent to be condemned unjustly.” : Sir John Fortescue – English Jurist – Source: De Landibus Legum Angliae, 1740

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 61 Days

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The reality of this barbaric bombing

If we are fighting insurgency in Iraq, what makes us think insurgency won’t come to us?

By Robert Fisk

It is easy for Tony Blair to call yesterdays bombings “barbaric” – of course they were – but what were the civilian deaths of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq in 2003, the children torn apart by cluster bombs, the countless innocent Iraqis gunned down at American military checkpoints? When they die, it is “collateral damage”; when “we” die, it is “barbaric terrorism”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9422.htm

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The price of occupation

The “war against terror” is immoral and counterproductive.

Tariq Ali

Most Londoners (as the rest of the country) were opposed to the Iraq war. Tragically, they have suffered the blow and paid the price for the re-election of Blair and a continuation of the war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9421.htm

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The struggle against terrorism cannot be won by military means

The G8 must seize the opportunity to address the wider issues at the root of such atrocities

By Robin Cook

President Bush is given to justifying the invasion of Iraq on the grounds that by fighting terrorism abroad, it protects the west from having to fight terrorists at home. Whatever else can be said in defence of the war in Iraq today, it cannot be claimed that it has protected us from terrorism on our soil.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9420.htm

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“London Has Reaped Blair’s Involvement in Iraq”

Democracy Now!

We go to London to get reaction from British antiwar MP George Galloway, author and Guardian columnist George Monbiot and journalist Stephen Grey of the Sunday Times of London.

Real Audio And Transcript.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9423.htm

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Militants mortar police station killing four, gunmen kill professor in Basra:

Militants fired mortar shells on a police station in western sector of the northern city of Mosul on Friday killing four people and wounding 17 others, the Multi-National Forces said in a statement.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=749998

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Iraqi professor found dead in Basra :

Gunmen kidnapped and killed a university professor in southern Iraq and a physician in a central city in separate incidents, police said on Friday.
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U.S Soldier Killed By Bomb:

A 29th Brigade Combat Team Soldier was killed and three were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle at about 1:00 p.m. July 8 near Balad, Iraq.
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103 Iraqi Parliamentarians Demand Withdrawal of US Troops:

103 members of the National Assembly (the Parliament) have demanded the adoption of a resolution cancelling the request made by the Government to the UN Security Council to extend the presence of multinational forces, and urging the Government to put “a clear plan for army building and a timetable for the withdrawal of occupation troops‰ from Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9414.htm

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Chris Floyd: Dark Waters : The shadow of Josef Mengele:

Withholding treatment from tortured prisoners, breaking medical confidence to tell interrogators of prisoners’ physical and psychological weak spots, and other heinous practices approved by the White House and codified in Pentagon directives for military medical staff.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9416.htm

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Americans deserve the unspun truth about Iraq:

No more excuses. No more using the unrelated terrorist attacks of 9/11 or terrorism in general as a crutch to explain Iraq. No more pap about taking the fight to the terrorists so we won’t have to fight them at home. No more canned speeches about spreading liberty and justice for all when Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo beg to differ.
www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050708/COLUMNIST13/507080312

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Italy to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq in September, Berlusconi says
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Egypt closes Baghdad diplomatic mission:

Egypt will temporarily shut its diplomatic mission in Iraq and has recalled its staff to Cairo, an official said Thursday, after a militant group claimed to have killed Egypt’s top envoy in Baghdad.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/breaking_news/12077771.htm

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Chalmers Johnson : The Smash of Civilizations:

At a time when American pundits were warning of a future “clash of civilizations,” our occupation forces were letting perhaps the greatest of all human patrimonies be looted and smashed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9424.htm

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Iraq: 11 Southern Oil Fields To Go Up For Tender:

“Iraq needs capital investments to develop its petroleum industry, he said, adding that the government had estimated that some 25 billion dollars in investments were required to boost oil production to 5-6 million barrels a day.
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Police Say London Death Toll Now Exceeds 50:

He said he expects the death toll to rise as there are bodies still trapped in the subway system:
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/7/C74F8FCB-C4D0-483F-87B1-BC96226B286C.html

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Triumph turns to tragedy for Blair whose legacy now has darker hue:

It was not only anti-war campaigners who warned that attacking Iraq could bring reprisals.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article297655.ece

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In case you missed it:

Britain will pay ‘blood price’ – Blair:

Britain must be prepared to pay a “blood price” to secure its special relationship with the US, Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC ahead of talks on Iraq with President Bush. Friday, 6 September, 2002:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9413.htm

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London is Burning:

A government that is fully engaged in some criminal colonialist activity better prepare its voters for the outcome of its policies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9418.htm

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UK set to rush through emergency arrest powers :

Ministers are expected to rush through measures to arrest and detain suspects accused of acts associated with terrorism as an immediate reaction to yesterday’s bombings.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article297645.ece

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Human Life in East & West: A hell of a Difference:

When a whole country is occupied it is for not occupation but liberation. But when a fraction of all that killing takes place in the West, it becomes an attack on freedom.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9417.htm

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Bush and Blair, both absolutely blameless?:

If killing innocent people is wrong and heinous for the “terrorists‰ then surely it is also wrong for these governments to do exactly that, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Which is worse killing innocent civilians without provocation or killing them in retaliation? Surely the former (aggression) is worse than the latter (revenge).
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9415.htm

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How To Stop Bin Laden:

The World Needs Justice, Not More Terror.

ŒBin Laden has been precise in telling America the reasons he is waging war on us. None of the reasons have anything to do with our freedom, liberty and democracy, but have everything to do with U.S. policies and actions in the Muslim world.‚
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9419.htm

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In case you missed it:

Full text: bin Laden’s ‘letter to America’ :

Some American writers have published articles under the title ‘On what basis are we fighting?’ — Here we wanted to outline the truth – as an explanation and warning – hoping for Allah’s reward, seeking success and support from Him.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6537.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Blood of Children Stains our Flag:

How will they write the History of the Destruction of the Children of a foreign land?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2565.htm

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Least We Forget:

Liberation: Flash presentation
www.ericblumrich.com/liberation.html

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Afghanistan: Bring War Criminals to Justice:

Numerous high-level officials and advisors in Afghanistan‚s current government are implicated in major war crimes and human rights abuses that took place in the early 1990s, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
www.hrw.org/english/docs/2005/07/06/afghan11287.htm

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Two Years Into CIA Leak Probe, No Charges :

A prosecutor’s hunt for Bush administration leakers of classified information has produced no indictments after almost two years, and legal experts say it’s very possible the only person jailed will be a reporter who never wrote a story.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5125986,00.html

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Leakers and Liars: Will Fitzgerald Indict Rove?:

Earlier this week I reported that a handful of Washington insiders had admitted that they believed Bush’s top political strategist, Karl Rove, would be indicted for perjury within the next two weeks.
www.counterpunch.com/frank07082005.html

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In case you missed it?:

Everything You Need to Know About Michael Ledeen:

Would you be surprised to find that a man who was deeply involved in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan Administration, a man who is the darling of the Bush White House and is an adviser to Karl Rove, a man who loves Machiavelli and studies him.
www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/MichaelLedeen.html

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In case yopu missed it:

ADL Dinner for Berlusconi Causes a Stir :

At a Tuesday-night dinner to honor Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, the crowd gave a resounding applause when ADL national director Abraham Foxman announced, “I like Bush. I like Sharon. And Silvio Berlusconi, we are delighted to have you here tonight.” But the solidarity of the moment did not extend far beyond the Plaza Hotel Ballroom.
www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.09.26/news6.berlusconi.html

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Dean Plans To Visit Israel:

The upcoming trip will be the second such visit for Dean, who in 2002, at the outset of his presidential run, toured Israel with an arm of lobbying powerhouse the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
forward.com/articles/3445

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Russia possible partner to build 20 nuclear power stations in Iran :

‘A plan has been approved in parliament obliging the government to study the possibility of building 20 nuclear power stations … Various countries, including Russia, can participate,’ Kazem Jalali, head of the Iranian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said.
www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/07/08/afx2129963.html

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Uzbekistan hints U.S. should pay for airbase:

The Uzbek Foreign Ministry’s statement followed calls earlier in the week by it and other Central Asian countries for U.S. troops to fix a date for their departure from their bases.
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UN peacekeepers kill 5 in Haiti:

A well-known “gang-leader” closely linked to the ousted former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was among those reportedly killed.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article297624.ece

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Chavez’s US-funded rivals in the dock:

A Venezuelan opposition figure who was received by US President George Bush is to go on trial with three colleagues, accused of conspiring to change the government using US funds.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9C8AD573-F0C5-41CA-B479-D129A4C9DA2F.htm

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Montana Police Have to Stop One Vehicle an Hour :

A new policy requires state troopers to stop at least one vehicle an hour, whether the driver has done anything wrong or not.
www.news10.net/storyfull10.asp?id=11889

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Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005

“ . . . I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this 4th of July! Whether we turn to the declarations of the past, or to the professions of the present, the conduct of the nation seems equally hideous and revolting. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. . .

“. . . For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced. . . . “

“ . . . What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy ˆ a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.

Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival . . .” : Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852
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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 59 Days

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More Nuremberg Trials?

“War is the health of the state.”

by Murray Polner

The world‚s addiction to war and violence has never abated. Nor has America‚s. Big and small and proxy wars, attacks on militarily powerful states such as the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Panama, plus interventions in the Caribbean and Central America, to name but a few, have occurred in nearly every decade.
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It’s imperialism, stupid

By Noam Chomsky

“Americans do not like to think of themselves as aggressors, but raw aggression is what took place in Iraq,” national security and intelligence analyst John Prados concluded after his careful, extensive review of the documentary record in his 2004 book “Hoodwinked.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9387.htm

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Iraqi Anthrax

The United States breached the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) by supplying warfare-related biological materials to Iraq during the 1980s, at a time when that nation was at war with its neighbour, Iran.

By Geoffrey Holland

It may come as some surprise to the reader to learn ˆ and as far as the author is aware this information has not previously been made public ˆ that the anthrax threat from Iraq, a repeatedly cited reason for the 2003 invasion of that country, actually originated from a dead cow in South Oxfordshire.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9390.htm

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Gunmen killed four policemen :

Also Wednesday, a member of the biggest Shiite militia, the Badr Brigade, was killed in an ambush in Baghdad, police said. An Iraqi civilian who had been “cooperative” with the Americans was shot dead on his way to work north of Baghdad near Tarmiya, police added.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050706/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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Three killed in Iraq suicide attack :

A suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi army convoy, killing at least three civilians and possibly causing military casualties, witnesses and a hospital official said.
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=81648

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Soldier killed by roadside bomb :

One US soldier has been killed and two others wounded by a roadside bomb northeast of Baghdad.
www.krqe.com/archives/expanded.asp?RECORD_KEY[News]=ID&ID%5BNews%5D=10865

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Iraq Qaeda says will kill kidnapped Egypt envoy -Web:

“The day has come for us to take revenge for our brothers and Islam from the despots of Egypt and their patrons.
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Al-Qaeda boss Zarqawi forms ‘Omar Brigade’ :

Al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, says his group has formed a new armed wing to fight the Shi’a militia Badr Brigade, according to an audio tape attributed to him and posted on the Internet on Tuesday.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=vn20050706110918108C693665

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Badr commander killed in Baghdad:

A commander with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Badr Shiite militia was gunned down in Baghdad Wednesday after a purported message from Al-Qaeda frontman Abu Musab al-Zarqawi warned the group would be targeted.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=13948

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Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: An Arab Villain Right Out Bushcon Central Casting :

Of course, there is no concrete evidence al-Qaeda is “in Iraq‰ or even if Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is alive, but never mind˜his “internet tapes‰ are more than enough evidence the mercurial Jordanian wants to make sure civil war wracks Iraq soon as possible (as his master demands).
kurtnimmo.com/blog/?p=799

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Iraqis Say Security Forces Use Torture :

As she tells it, security forces put her in solitary confinement for days on end, whipped her with electric cables and accused her of having sex with a stranger. Humiliated and fearful for her life, the 46-year-old Iraqi housewife went before a TV camera and “confessed” to helping insurgents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9392.htm

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The Gitmo Experiment:

How Methods Developed by the U.S. Military For Withstanding Torture are Being Used Against Detainees at Guantanamo Bay
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/06/1428250

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Psychologist group warns of interrogations:

The American Psychological Association has warned its members of ethical concerns of helping in the questioning of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=94603&cat=World

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Fatal Error Deepens Mistrust of U.S. :

“We were furious after seeing them not rescue her while she was still alive,” Sabri said. “To them, killing a human being is nothing. When an American soldier gets killed, they make a big fuss. Helicopters and ambulances come to rescue. But when an Iraqi gets killed in the street, it means nothing to them.”
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_error_070605,00.html

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5 U.S. citizens held for suspected insurgent activity:

Men of Middle Eastern descent had no apparent ties to one another, Pentagon says
www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/iraq/bal-de
tain0706,1,3132178.story?coll=bal-nationworld-headlines

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The faces of US soldiers killed in Iraq:

77 American soldiers lost their lives in Iraq in June.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=51163

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Details Released on U.S. Afghan Missions :

The last radio contact was an urgent appeal for help. Night was falling, a rainstorm threatening, and four Navy SEAL commandos were surrounded by about a dozen militants in rugged, wooded mountains. They needed reinforcements.
www.620ktar.com/?nid=46&sid=60289

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Mapping The Dead:

U.S. Service Men And Women Who Have Died In Iraq: By home town.
www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/news/photos/war_casualties/map/m10000.html

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The Tiny Victims Of Desert Storm:

When our soldiers risked their lives in the Gulf, they never imagined that their children might suffer the consequences—or that their country would turn its back on them.
www.life.com/Life/essay/gulfwar/gulf01.html

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Mothers Against the Draft (MAD) Legislative Action Center:

MAD Offers Opt-out Forms to Parents
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Terror Attacks Near 3,200 in 2004 Count:

In 2004, the counterterrorism center says, there were 3,192 terror attacks worldwide with 28,433 people wounded, killed or kidnapped.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9394.htm

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Applying the US Standard: State Sponsors of Terrorism:

The standards applied against those the U.S. considers terrorists, terrorist organizations, or state sponsors of terrorism, are instructive, particularly if one is inclined to apply the same standard to the U.S. as it applies elsewhere.
www.counterpunch.org/hammond07062005.html

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Only 1 in 3 Think the U.S. Is Winning War on Terror :

The number saying the U.S. is winning, 36%, is the lowest mark in more than two years.
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000973371

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Cunningham outlines threats, calls for putting more troops in Iraq:

Reporters who wanted to question the congressman about an ongoing grand jury investigation that he is at the center of for his dealings with a Washington defense contractor were kept outside as Cunningham addressed foreign affairs, the economy and energy issues.
www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/07/06/news/top_stories/22_12_567_5_05.txt

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The perils of colonial justice in Iraq:

The American project in Iraq is characterized as a classic colonial adventure, indistinguishable in nature or intent from the deepest, darkest chapters in Northern oppression of the South: America is to Iraq as Britain was to India or Belgium to the Congo.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GG06Ak02.html

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Truth in a roadshow :

The World Tribunal on Iraq has condemned the war in the country as one of the most immoral and cowardly in history
www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jul52005/editpage165951200574.asp

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Pentagon Weighs Strategy Change to Deter Terror:

The Pentagon’s most senior planners are challenging the longstanding strategy that requires the armed forces to be prepared to fight two major wars at a time. Instead, they are weighing whether to shape the military to mount one conventional campaign while devoting more resources to defending American territory and antiterrorism efforts.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9391.htm

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How The U.S. Military Eats 48 Cents Of Every Tax Dollar:

For the third straight year, the Bush Administration has continued its deceptive practice of omitting the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from the Budget.
www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm

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China, Russia call for U.S. to plan exit:

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which groups Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, urged a deadline be set for withdrawal of the foreign forces from its member states in light of what it said was a decline in active fighting in Afghanistan.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apeurope_story.
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War pimp alert: Iran wants bomb to spread Islamic revolution:

The way to prevent Iranian nuclear armament, he said, is “to topple the regime in Iran, to aid the Iranian people to become democratic.”
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Should we bomb Iran?:

We can talk and fantasize about annihilating Iran‚s nuclear capability with one bold IDF thrust, similar to the destruction of Iraq‚s nuclear reactor in 1981. The truth is that it is much more complicated, perhaps even impossible.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3108194,00.html

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Gideon Levy : They broke the public’s heart :

In the territories, the settlers have been violently blocking roads for years, and harsh brutality toward Palestinians is also nothing new. The only novelty is that suddenly they are showing this on television.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/595104.html

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Israel to Ask U.S. for Funds for Pullout :

Israel will ask Washington for hundreds of millions of dollars to help foot the bill for next month’s $2 billion evacuation of the Gaza Strip and four northern West Bank settlements, a senior Israeli official said Wednesday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5121332,00.html

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Israel won’t extradite man accused of WWII genocide:

Polish authorities accuse him of genocide by seeking to exterminate German prisoners by starving them to death, depriving them of medical care as well as carrying out torture and sanctioning torture by his subordinates.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/596757.html

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Analysts Lukewarm To G8 Debt Forgiveness For Africa :

The expected decision by G8 leaders to erase some of the debt Africans owe world lenders would free money to build schools and hospitals – but its impact may not be as dramatic as it first appears.
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Galloway claims Africa deception :

Mr Galloway told MPs the government was cynically trying to turn around its international reputation “on the sea of bodies” caused by poverty.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4654447.stm

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‘Power to the people’:

Thousands of protesters chanting “power to the people” began a march toward the site of the G8 summit on Wednesday under a quietly watchful police surveillance, after hours of acrimony sparked by a decision – later reversed – to ban the demonstration.
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1733085,00.html

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Energy-Rich Nations Are Raising Price of Foreign Admittance:

Bolivia is just the latest of several oil-and-gas-producing countries in Latin America and beyond that are squeezing energy companies as never before.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9389.htm

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In Seeking Unocal, Chevron Ruffles an Asian Partner:

Chevron’s managers have gone into overdrive to portray the Chinese government-backed offer as unfair competition and to close their deal as quickly as possible. They have received support from many lawmakers in Washington, who have painted the Chinese offer as a threat to America’s national security.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9388.htm

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Democrats’ letter: Rove must explain role in CIA outing or resign :

The following letter, drafted by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), was issued to other House Democrats for signature this afternoon
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Fitzgerald Hits Judith Miller Hard in Tuesday Decision :

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald went after Judith Miller harshly Tuesday while arguing that the reporters at the center of the Valerie Plame/CIA case should not be allowed to serve their sentences for contempt as home detention.
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/arti
cle_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000973489

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Democrats blew it on CAFTA vote :

When the Senate voted on CAFTA last week, a dozen Republicans abandoned the administration to vote “no.” That meant that, if Democrats had been united in their opposition, the trade deal would have been easily defeated
www.madison.com/tct/opinion/index.php?ntid=45813&ntpid=0

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Video: We Become Silent:

The CODEX-CAFTA Documentary
herballure.com/Special/WeBecomeSilent/QuickTime.html

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Peace & Joy

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Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 58 Days

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Are Americans too craven to die for their ideals?

By Chris Satullo

If we all had the guts to die for the idea we call America, the halls of Congress would be jammed, the White House encircled, by citizens demanding an end to the sinful violations of our ideals: Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and “extraordinary rendition.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9374.htm

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Practices undercut nation’s principles

Is this what so proudly we hail, at the twilight’s last gleaming?

By Trish O’Kane

This July Fourth, the hood seems a more fitting patriotic symbol than the flag. For we the people, as a nation, have donned one so we do not have to face ourselves or the family members of people like Dilawar.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9375.htm

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US bombing kills Afghan villagers as search continues for soldiers :

The Kunar governor, Asadullah Wafa, said 17 villagers, including women and children, had died – news that may further inflame Afghan sensitivities about heavy-handed US tactics.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9372.htm

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Two missing US troops ‘are dead’ :

Two of the three US special forces soldiers missing in eastern Afghanistan for almost a week have been found dead, US government sources told the BBC.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4650295.stm

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US endures deadliest year in Afghanistan;

This year has been the deadliest for US troops in Afghanistan since war began in late 2001, as more American soldiers have died than in each of the previous three years, according to military figures.
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Nine Killed In Baghdad Attacks:

Gunmen ambushed a minibus taking seven Baghdad airport employees to work, killing four women and wounding three men.
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Bomb Kills U.S. Soldier In Iraq:

A U.S. soldier from Task Force Liberty was killed and two were wounded Tuesday by a roadside bomb northeast of Baghdad, the military said.
cbsnewyork.com/topstories/topstories_story_186145614.html

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Ky. National Guardsman killed by bomb in Iraq :

A Kentucky National Guard soldier was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle struck an explosive device.
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Mom, Who Lost Son In Iraq, Talks About ‘Disgusting’ White House Private Meeting With Bush:

What she encountered was an arrogant man with eyes lacking the slightest bit of compassion, a President totally “detached from humanity” and a man who didn‚t even bother to remember her son‚s name when they were first introduced.
www.lewisnews.com/article.asp?ID=105971

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‘I’m Not Going to Come Home’: One Marine’s Third Iraq Tour:

Just a few months before he died, Mortenson sent his mother an e-mail: I am really sorry about [forgetting] your birthday . . . I am so streesed out that it is really bring [ing] me down. . . . I have had so much on my mind . . . going off to war 4 the 3rd time isn’t easy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9384.htm

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Iraq envoy accuses US of killing :

Iraq’s ambassador to the UN has demanded an inquiry into what he said was the “cold-blooded murder” of his young unarmed relative by US marines.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4643481.stm

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Bahrain, Pakistan envoys shot in Iraq:

The Bahraini and Pakistani envoys to Iraq have been attacked by armed men in Baghdad, the third attack on top diplomats in as many days.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/763A941E-952E-4EA4-AEDB-BCAEDE9FCC41.htm

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Russia says embassy cars were shot at in Iraq:

Two cars belonging to the Russian embassy were shot at in Iraq on Sunday though no diplomats were injured, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L05385425.htm

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Iraq’s Qaeda says it kidnapped Egypt envoy-Web:

“The Egyptian ambassador has been kidnapped by our mujahideen and he is now under the control of our mujahideen,” said the statement signed by Al Qaeda Organisation for Holy War in Iraq.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L05480291.htm

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The Zarqawi Phenomenon:

Given that the invasion and occupation of Iraq has now been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to be based upon administration lies and manipulations, I had begun to wonder if the vaunted Zarqawi even existed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9383.htm

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MoD plans Iraq troop withdrawal:

The Ministry of Defence has drafted plans for a significant withdrawal of British troops from Iraq over the next 18 months and a big deployment to Afghanistan, the Financial Times has learnt.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9371.htm

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A fiction as powerful as WMD :

It is not withdrawal that threatens Iraq with civil war, but occupation
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9378.htm

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In case you missed it:

U.S. Decision On Iraq Has Puzzling Past:

Six days after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush signed a 2∏-page document marked “TOP SECRET” that outlined the plan for going to war in Afghanistan, the document also directed the Pentagon to begin planning military options for an invasion of Iraq, senior administration officials said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9381.htm

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In case you missed it:

Yes, Bush lied:

On 01/01/02, one of the most important documents in U.S. history was published and couriered over to the White House.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9382.htm

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Did one woman’s obsession take America to war? :

She is a conspiracy theorist whose political conceits have consistently been proved wrong. So why were Bush and his aides so keen to swallow Laurie Mylroie’s theories on Saddam and terrorism?
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1254072,00.html

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One woman’s death brings Iraq war home to small-town America :

The death of a soldier in Iraq no longer makes the national headlines – there are too many dying for that – but in small towns like Coventry the impact should not be underestimated.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1520526,00.html

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The Rumsfeld Solution; “liberating Iraq, one journalist at a time” :

“The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is calling on the United States to investigate 3 new cases of journalists killed in Iraq in the last week.This brings to 17 the number of journalists and media staff killed by US soldiers.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9376.htm

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Iraq fighters name joint spokesperson:

The new spokesperson for the Islamic Army in Iraq and Jaish al-Mujahidin, Dr Ibrahim Yusuf al-Shimmari, told Aljazeera that the decision comes in the context of the groups’ plans to implement a political programme and be politically recognised.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/902BA6B8-D34F-440A-BF7A-D17117D42044.htm

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Iraqi Resistance Group Denies Appointment Of Spokesman
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9377.htm

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Iraqi government acknowledges torture of detainees:

Spokesman attributes incidents of abuse in part to the brutalization of society under ousted regime of Saddam Hussein
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=16444

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Revealed: grim world of new Iraqi torture camps :

Secret torture chambers, the brutal interrogation of prisoners, murders by paramilitaries with links to powerful ministries… Foreign affairs editor Peter Beaumont in Baghdad uncovers a grim trail of abuse carried out by forces loyal to the new Iraqi government
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9363.htm

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Ted Rall: Karl Rove : Worse Than Osama Bin Laden:

In war collaborators are more dangerous than enemy forces, for they betray with intimate knowledge in painful detail and demoralize by their cynical example. This explains why, at the end of occupations, the newly liberated exact vengeance upon their treasonous countrymen even they allow foreign troops to conduct an orderly withdrawal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9373.htm

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Rice and the Middle East dream :

It was the Americans who orchestrated the first coup d’etat in Syria in 1949, toppling the democratically elected president Shukri al-Quwatli and replacing him with General Husni al-Za’im, a stooge of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), because the latter promised to respond to US needs in the Middle East.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GF28Ak03.html

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Russia Will Equip Iranian Subs with Missiles:

The new anti-ship missile complex Club-S with the target distance of 200 km will be installed on these subs.
www.kommersant.com/page.asp?id=588627

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White House Described Darfur as ‘Genocide’ to Please Christian Right :

America’s former ambassador to the United Nations, John Danforth, made the admission in an interview in which he confirmed that the Bush administration’s stance was dictated by domestic considerations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9380.htm

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George Monbiot: Africa’s new best friends :

“In the name of making poverty history, the G8 has given a new, multi-headed East India Company a mandate to govern the continent.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9379.htm

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Humiliated once more :

The recent focus on Africa reinforces our perception of it as picturesque, pitiful, psychopathic and passive
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1520640,00.html

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The root of the problem :

Bob Geldof has got the key western countries to focus attention on Africa at the G8 summit (Report July 2). But this kind of focus conceals the root causes of many of the continent’s problems and perpetuates a view that it is unable to solve them.
www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,1520547,00.html

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Bush Advises Blair Not to Expect Special Treatment at G-8 Summit:

President Bush told British Prime Minister Tony Blair to expect no favors at this week’s Group of Eight summit of major industrialized countries in return for backing the war in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9386.htm

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Bush, the obstacle to a deal on global warming :

Can America prevent the rich countries agreeing what to do about climate change? That’s the other vital question at Gleneagles alongside Africa and its poverty and, last night, the omens did not look good.
news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/article296921.ece

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Oil ‘will hit $100 by winter’ :

Worst-ever crisis looms, says analyst Surging demand to keep prices high
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9385.htm

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Forget cameras – spy device will cut drivers‚ speed by satellite:

IT IS the ultimate back seat driver. Motorists face having their cars fitted with a “spy‰ device that stops speeding.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1678707,00.html

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Daniel Ellsberg: I Wrote Bush’s War Words — in 1965:

In July 1965, I had the same task as Bush’s speechwriters in June 2005: how to rationalize and motivate continued public support for a hopelessly stalemated, unnecessary war our president had lied us into.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9370.htm

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 56 Days

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Revealed: grim world of new Iraqi torture camps :

Secret torture chambers, the brutal interrogation of prisoners, murders by paramilitaries with links to powerful ministries… Foreign affairs editor Peter Beaumont in Baghdad uncovers a grim trail of abuse carried out by forces loyal to the new Iraqi government
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9363.htm

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Show your Independence on the 4th; Burn a Flag

The flag has fallen from its once lofty perch and merged with the sludge of corporate profiteering, calculated sadism and pre-emptive war.

by Mike Whitney

It’s odd that Congress would pass a bill banning flag burning on the same week that reports confirmed the US military used napalm in Iraq. Apparently, it’s alright to incinerate Iraqis, but not okay to burn a 5'x7' piece of tri-colored cloth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9366.htm

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Heaven’s Gate

Let’s deal in truth. Let’s talk about crime.

By Chris Floyd

Bush is a nasty little moral cretin fronting a gang of elitist thugs whose only concerns are loot and power. Nothing he says has the slightest credibility. Only his actions — crimes soaked with human blood — have any meaning or truth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9369.htm

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World Tribunal On Iraq

Preliminary Declaration Of The Jury Of Conscience

Recommendations
Recognising the right of the Iraqi people to resist the illegal occupation of their country and to develop independent institutions, and affirming that the right to resist the occupation is the right to wage a struggle for self-determination, freedom, and independence as derived from the Charter of the United Nations, we the Jury of Conscience declare our solidarity with the people of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9355.htm

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Two Suicide Attackers in Iraq Kill Six:

Suicide bombers struck twice Saturday in this Shiite city south of Baghdad, killing six policemen and injuring 26 people, including police and bystanders
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Car bomb killed three Iraqi policemen north of Baghdad:

Two U.S. soldiers were wounded in a suicide attack near a checkpoint in the volatile western city of Ramadi.
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Some Shiites call for vigilantism to ferret out Sunni militants :

The Shiite mourners were crying for blood, threatening to burn down a Sunni town where dozens of Shiite travelers had been slain. Their rage boiled over after a fresh spate of bombings killed nearly 40 people in Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad.
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UK aid funds Iraqi torture units :

British and American aid intended for Iraq’s hard-pressed police service is being diverted to paramilitary commando units accused of widespread human rights abuses, including torture and extra-judicial killings
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9362.htm

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Revealed: grim world of new Iraqi torture camps :

Secret torture chambers, the brutal interrogation of prisoners, murders by paramilitaries with links to powerful ministries… Foreign affairs editor Peter Beaumont in Baghdad uncovers a grim trail of abuse carried out by forces loyal to the new Iraqi government
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9363.htm

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Report: Egyptian Imam Was a CIA Informant :

A radical Egyptian cleric allegedly kidnapped from Italy by the CIA once provided the American spy agency with valuable information about Islamic militants in Albania, according to a published report.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9358.htm

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CIA methods exposed by kidnap inquiry :

Agents’ use of commercial mobiles gives Italian police detailed picture of how Muslim cleric was abducted
www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,12576,1519576,00.html

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America talks: but are these the real rebel leaders?:

Despite clandestine negotiations with Iraqi insurgent groups, US officials are still uncertain that they are speaking to the real leaders of the minority Sunni rebellion against democratic rule.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9364.htm

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Egypt officials say envoy seized in Iraq:

Egypt’s top envoy to Iraq has been captured in Baghdad just weeks after arriving in the war-torn country, Egyptian diplomats say.
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Bush speech flies in the face of reality in Iraq:

Iraq Combat Veterans describe occupation of Iraq as a “runaway train.‰
www.ivaw.net/index.php?id=146

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Bridget Gibson: Righting the Fight:

On Friday, I learned that Bart Tucker, a 19 year old boy from Sioux City, Iowa, lost BOTH OF HIS ARMS in Iraq last week, joining the more than 12,000 boys and men, girls and women hideously maimed and wounded. Last Tuesday night, George Bush had the audacity to tell us all that the “sacrifices were worth it‰ in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9365.htm

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Memo to Iraq War: This Is the First Day of the Rest of Your Death:

“So long as enough Americans go along with the phantom goal of “victory,‰ you get to keep killing in Iraq. To that end, a massive PR operation is underway.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9368.htm

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Sidney Blumenthal : Empty words: :

By citing bin Laden, Bush raised him to the stature of a foreign leader. But he went further, embracing bin Laden’s understanding of the war’s dynamics as a crusade. By endorsing bin Laden’s notion of a “third world war,” the American president lent the prestige of his office to the terrorists’ vision. Using bin Laden’s statement to justify his own course, Bush legitimated their war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9361.htm

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Daniel Ellsberg: I Wrote Bush’s War Words — in 1965:

In July 1965, I had the same task as Bush’s speechwriters in June 2005: how to rationalize and motivate continued public support for a hopelessly stalemated, unnecessary war our president had lied us into.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9370.htm

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US Commando Rescued In Afghanistan:

The official said the search continues in eastern Afghanistan for the remaining missing U.S. troops.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/07/03/world/main706060.shtml

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U.S. bombards militants; Taliban shoot cleric:

The BBC quoted unidentified U.S. military officials as saying civilians may have died in the bombing of a militant compound in Kunar province on Friday
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Brits and Americans divided over Iraq pullout as Afghanistan slides toward civil war:

There is clearly a behind-the-scenes struggle going on between the Brits and Americans over a pullout from Iraq,
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www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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Russia, China give U.S. veiled rebuke:

Russia and China warned other nations Friday against attempts to dominate global affairs and interfere in the domestic issues of sovereign nations in what appeared to be a veiled expression of their irritation with U.S. policy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9360.htm

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Uri Avnery: “Let him die! Let him die!” : Arik’s Horror Show :

All the world saw the horror on TV: a Palestinian boy lying on the ground, unconscious. An Israeli soldier bending over him, not knowing what to do. A settler coming up from behind and throwing a stone at the head of the injured Palestinian. Another settler dropping a big stone on him at point-blank range.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9367.htm

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The Rove Factor?: Time magazine talked to Bush’s guru for Plame story:

The e-mails surrendered by Time Inc., which are largely between Cooper and his editors, show that one of Cooper’s sources was White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, according to two lawyers who asked not to be identified because they are representing witnesses sympathetic to the White House.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8445696/site/newsweek/

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In case you missed it?:

Bush aide accused of CIA leak :

President George Bush’s closest political adviser, Karl Rove, was yesterday at the centre of a criminal investigation into allegations that he leaked the name of a CIA agent in an attempt to suppress criticism of the administration’s Iraq policy
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1053191,00.html

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Web visits put man in jail :

Mohammad Radwan Obeid is a threat to national security because he surfed terrorist Web sites and visited terrorist chat rooms, the FBI claims.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9359.htm

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Guard unit monitored peace rally:

A new California National Guard intelligence unit meant to help local law enforcement deal with terrorist threats tracked a recent protest co-sponsored by the Davis chapter of Code Pink: Women for Peace.
www.davisenterprise.com/articles/2005/06/27/news/187new1.txt

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ACLU Calls on California Governor to End Surveillance of Peaceful Protesters :

The American Civil Liberties Union today called on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to take immediate steps to stop the California National Guard from spying on people who engage in peaceful protest
www.aclu.org/Privacy/Privacy.cfm?ID=18611&c=130

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Arnie tells Bush to face up to global warming :

The Republican governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, today sent a robust message to US President George Bush to face up to the reality of global warming.
www.breakingnews.ie/2005/07/02/story209803.html

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Dreaming of a new dawn :

A couple of years ago US cotton farmers received more in government subsidies than the entire GDP of Burkina Faso where two million people depend on cotton production. It’s hardly surprising that these farmers – half of them poor – cannot compete with their US counterparts. “
observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,6903,1520133,00.html

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