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 Information Clearing House  Digest July 15-18 2005

 
 

Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.”: C. L. De Montesquieu – [Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat] (1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu – Source: The Spirit of the Laws, VIII, 1752

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A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves: Edward R. Murrow

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I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave: H. L. Mencken

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The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government: Thomas Jefferson

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 71 Days

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The Sounds of Hope

Have you ever heard the sound of a mother screaming for her son?

By Cindy Sheehan

I will never, ever forget the night of April 4, 2004, when I found out that Casey had been killed. After what seemed an eternity, I finally began to wonder who or what was making those horrible screaming noises. Then I realized it was me.
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Fighting Fascism Then, and Now

By John Pilger

It is a warning about sinister power behind democratic facades that uses the battle cries of democracy. It is a warning about messianic politicians, apparently touched by God, and about appeasement and truth. And it is about moral courage: about speaking out, breaking a silence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9493.htm

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Top Aides Reportedly Set Sights on Wilson

Rove and Cheney chief of staff were intent on discrediting CIA agent’s husband, prosecutors have been told.

By Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten

Top aides to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were intensely focused on discrediting former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV in the days after he wrote an op-ed article for the New York Times suggesting the administration manipulated intelligence to justify going to war in Iraq, federal investigators have been told.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9500.htm

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Three days of suicide bombs leave 150 dead :

Iraq’s fledgling government stood accused of leaving its citizens defenceless yesterday after a devastating three days of suicide attacks left at least 150 people dead and more than 260 wounded.
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Eleven killed in violence across Iraq :

Eleven people, including five policemen, three Iraqi soldiers and three civilians, were killed Monday in a series of attacks across Iraq, police said.
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Gunmen assassinate university professor in southern Iraq :

Alaa Dawoud Salman, a Sunni and a former member of Saddam Hussein’s Baath party, was shot dead late on Sunday in Ashar neighborhood in central Basra, the police said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/18/content_3235179.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed:

A Soldier assigned to the 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died July 16 of wounds received July 15 from a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
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U.S. Soldier Killed, Two Wounded:

One Soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device at about 10 a.m. July 17 near Balad in Salah Ad Din Province.
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Guard soldier killed by blast in Iraq:

A Mississippi Army National Guard soldier stationed in Iraq was killed over the weekend by an improvised explosive device, officials confirmed Sunday.
www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/12156977.htm

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After Iraq attacks, calls for militias grow:

Following Mr. Khuzai’s outraged speech in parliament, other members of the Shiite-led majority bloc said they also wanted militias to help stop such attacks.
www.csmonitor.com/2005/0718/p06s01-woiq.html

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Weekend of slaughter propels Iraq towards all-out civil war:

His warning suggests that the Shia leadership may be losing its grip over Shias who in private often call for an armed backlash against their Sunni assailants.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1698308,00.html

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Resistance in Iraq ‘legitimate’ :

Moqtada Sadr, the Iraqi Shia cleric whose militia led uprisings against US troops in Najaf has told the BBC armed “resistance is legitimate”.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4691865.stm

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Radical Shiite Calls for Iraqi Restraint :

Muqtada al-Sadr condemned the U.S. military presence in Iraq, and in the interview kept open the possibility of returning to armed resistance, but said Iraqis should not be provoked into violence
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5148108,00.html

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Iraq seen wasting $300 million on substandard military equipment:

The Iraqi Defense Ministry has squandered more than $300 million buying faulty and outdated military equipment in what appears to be a massive web of corruption that flourished under American-appointed supervisors for a year or longer, U.S. and Iraqi military officials said this week.
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Top British ex-diplomat blasts US invasion of Iraq:

One of Britain’s most senior former diplomats has branded the US invasion of Iraq “politically illegitimate” in an incendiary new book that the government has moved to block, a British newspaper reported.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9494.htm

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Former diplomat’s Iraq book censored :

BRITAIN’s former special representative in Baghdad has been told he cannot publish a book that describes the invasion of Iraq as “politically illegitimate”.
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1643272005

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Tube bombs ‘linked to Iraq conflict’ :

Britain’s involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed to the terrorist attacks in London, a respected independent thinktank on foreign affairs, the Chatham House organisation, says today.
www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1530817,00.html

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Study cites seeds of terror in Iraq:

New investigations by the Saudi Arabian government and an Israeli think tank — both of which painstakingly analyzed the backgrounds and motivations of hundreds of foreigners entering Iraq to fight the United States — have found that the vast majority of these foreign fighters are not former terrorists and became radicalized by the war itself.
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Straw denies war made UK a terrorist target:

Mr Straw says Britain should stand by its ally.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1417092.htm

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MI5 said bomber was not a threat :

One of the London bombers was investigated by MI5 last year but was deemed not to be a threat, it has been revealed.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4691547.stm

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UK bombers ‘tricked’ – All four paid for return train tickets:

British police are considering the possibility that the four key suspects in the London terrorist attacks may have been tricked into triggering their bombs.
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In case you missed it: :

Go on the offensive against terror:

Create a false terrorist organization. It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps and fundraising operations. It could launch fake terrorist operations and claim credit for real terrorist strikes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9503.htm

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In case you missed it:

American Terror : –

More than two years ago, we wrote here of a secret Pentagon plan to foment terrorism by sending covert agents to infiltrate terrorist groups and goad them into action — in other words, committing acts of murder and destruction.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7786.htm

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London bomber visited Israel – Israeli official:

One of the suspected bombers in the London attacks visited Israel in 2003, an Israeli government official said on Monday, bolstering a news report the British-born Muslim helped plan a Tel Aviv suicide bombing.
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Charley Reese: Know who your enemy is:

There are no terrorists anywhere in the world whose goal is the destruction of civilization, Western or otherwise.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9495.htm

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Congressman says bomb Mecca if US attacked:

A Republican congressman said in a radio interview aired by a Florida station that if a multiple-city attack happened in the United States in the next 90 days, as predicted by an Israeli expert, and was found to be the work of extremist Muslims, then “we should take out their holy sites.‰
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_18-7-2005_pg1_8

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51% Want Military Response to London Bombing:

In response to the terrorist bombings in London, 51% of Americans want the U.S. and its allies to attack with military force.
www.rasmussenreports.com/2005/London%20Bombing.htm

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Pakistan says UK is terrorist breeding ground :

Pakistan has accused Britain of being a “breeding ground for terrorists‰, in a diplomatic clash about the root causes of theJuly 7 attacks on London that could hinder efforts to co-ordinate an international response.
news.ft.com/cms/s/18561970-f6fe-11d9-aeff-00000e2511c8.html

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William Bowles : Ordinary Fascism:

For the bottom line is a state that is itself based upon violence and that, as history reveals, always has been. To talk then of criminalising those who “attack∑the values of the West‰ is not only hyperbole but utter hypocrisy.
www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0349.html

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Three suspected UK bombers visited Pakistan :

Three of the four suspected London bombers visited Pakistan last year, officials there have confirmed.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4693001.stm

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Soldiers re-enlist beyond U.S. goal:

About 60% of all soldiers who have re-enlisted this year, Conway said, have received cash bonuses of some kind.
www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-07-17-soldiers-re-enlist_x.htm

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New proposal outlines “near-total” troop withdrawal by September 2006:

Early exit from Iraq depends on political compromise
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9466.htm

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In case you missed it:

Iraq: A Permanent Presence:

We’re building some 14 military bases there now, and some people say they’ve got a rather permanent concept to them.”
www.thenation.com/blogs/outrage?bid=13&pid=2132

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Sardinia Says It’s Time for the U.S. Navy to Leave Port :

“The real issue for us is, after 30 years, we still have an American base here in our archipelago. Is that necessary?”
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Britain confirms pullout plans:

BRITAIN was likely to begin scaling back its forces in Iraq within the next 12 months, Defence Secretary John Reid said today.
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$314 billion: Many question long-term cost:

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already cost taxpayers $314 billion, and the Congressional Budget Office projects additional expenses of perhaps $450 billion over the next 10 years.
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Casualaty Of War: The U.S. Economy:

“Osama (bin Laden) doesn’t have to win; he will just bleed us to death,” said Michael Scheuer, a former counterterrorism official at the CIA who led the pursuit of bin Laden
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9504.htm

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Economic Injustice: America’s New Leading Export :

Here in America, we are living one of the biggest lies perpetrated in human history, and if our ruling plutocracy has its way, the rest of the world will one day enjoy the pleasant fiction that they live in a nation of justice and economic opportunity.
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Paul Craig Roberts: Economic Treason:

What Kind of Country Destroys the Job Market for Its Own Citizens?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9501.htm

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Rally Against War and Empire:

Statements by Giuliana Sgrena, Julie Fain, Camilo Mejia, Victor Paredes, Cindy Corrie, Peter Camejo and Ahmed Shawki
www.traprockpeace.org/iso_antiwar_rally_03july05.html

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Afghan war criminals named :

The report criticized U.S. forces for allegedly mistreating detainees, and for working with suspected war criminals, helping those men to entrench themselves in the new power structures.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9498.htm

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In case you missed it? :

Video: “Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death.‰ :

In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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Afghan warlord guilty of terror campaign:

Afghan warlord Faryadi Sarwar Zardad has been convicted at his Old Bailey retrial of a “heinous” campaign of torture and hostage taking in his homeland.
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Palestinians fear more land loss after Gaza pullout:

Mohammed Abdel-Karim, a Palestinian farmer in the West Bank, watches in trepidation as Israel sinks roots deeper into the occupied territory just as it is preparing to pull out of the Gaza Strip.
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Lawyers challenge EU and UK over inaction on Palestine:

One year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that Israel‚s Separation Wall is illegal, the EU and UK have failed to take the action required of them under the Geneva Conventions to ensure Israeli compliance with international humanitarian law.
www.waronwant.org/?lid=10331

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Israeli government proposes blocking Palestinian compensation suits:

The Israeli government has proposed an amendment to the Civil Wrongs Law intended to exempt Israel from paying compensation to Palestinians injured by the security forces.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article4012.shtml

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France ‘to expel radical imams’ :

Speaking after meeting his Spanish counterpart in Madrid, Mr Sarkozy said he would seek the expulsion of imams in France “whose sermons are radical”.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4688111.stm

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6/7: the massacre of the poor that the world ignored :

The US cannot accept that the Haitian president it ousted still has support
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9496.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Naomi Klein: A noose, not a bracelet :

Here is a better idea: instead of Saudi Arabia’s oil wealth being used to “save Africa”, how about if Africa’s oil wealth was used to save Africa – along with its gas, diamond, gold, platinum, chromium, ferroalloy and coal wealth?
www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1503527,00.html

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Uzbekistan spared as EU ministers pile diplomatic pressure on Syria, Zimbabwe
news.ft.com/cms/s/86d45bc2-f727-11d9-aeff-00000e2511c8.html

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China to get first crack at Russian oil: Putin: –

In his most detailed statement to date, President Vladimir Putin has spelled out Russia’s priorities for transporting crude oil to Asian markets in the next decade. In diplomatic but unambiguous language, Putin rejected Japanese proposals, in favor of China.
atimes.com/atimes/China/GG16Ad01.html

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Lawyer: Cooper “Burned‰ Karl Rove:

“By any definition, he burned Karl Rove,” Luskin said of Cooper. “If you read what Karl said to him and read how Cooper characterizes it in the article, he really spins it in a pretty ugly fashion
www.nationalreview.com/york/york200507121626.asp

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Large Volume of F.B.I. Files Alarms U.S. Activist Groups:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected at least 3,500 pages of internal documents in the last several years on a handful of civil rights and antiwar protest groups in what the groups charge is an attempt to stifle political opposition to the Bush administration.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9497.htm

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FBI Terrorism Unit Eyed Web Protest Sites:

FBI agents monitored Web sites calling for protests against the 2004 political conventions in New York and Boston on behalf of the bureau’s counterterrorism unit, according to FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.
www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20050717220621204

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In case you missed it?:

Bob Barr: The FBI’s Pre-Emptive Interrogations Of “Possible” Demonstrators:

Chilling Political Speech
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Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005

The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service: Albert Einstein

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They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason: Ernest Hemmingway

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What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?: Gandhi

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 70 Days

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A Warning from Israel:

Circulating and publishing this text may constitute a significant factor in deterring the Israeli government, thus protecting the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip from this very possible catastrophe and contributing to prevent yet more war crimes from occurring.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9490.htm

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Fighting Fascism Then, and Now

By John Pilger

It is a warning about sinister power behind democratic facades that uses the battle cries of democracy. It is a warning about messianic politicians, apparently touched by God, and about appeasement and truth. And it is about moral courage: about speaking out, breaking a silence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9493.htm

snipurl.com/byrc

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Despotism & Democracy

10 Minute Video

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?

Watch it
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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60 killed in Afghan fighting:

Early today, Pakistani troops killed 17 militants, some believed to be from central Asia, along with women and children, after coming under fire when they surrounded two houses near Miranshah
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,15965036-23109,00.html

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Iraq fuel truck bomb devastates town, kills 98 :

“After the bomb I went over there and found my son’s head. I could not find his body,” said Mohsen Jassim of his 18-year-old son.
www.dailynews.lk/2005/07/18/wld01.htm

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Iraq Bomb Toll Grows; New Attacks Kill 22:

Suicide bombers killed 22 people in the Baghdad area Sunday
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Sunday began with three more suicide car bombs in Baghdad

One attack, at a police checkpoint in the east of the city, killed three and wounded 14. The second, at a checkpoint in the south, killed one and wounded three. The third, near the former election commission headquarters, killed three and wounded two.
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Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in Iraq :

One soldier died in the northern province of Kirkuk, while the other succumbed to wounds received near the flashpoint city of Fallujah, west of the capital, the military said without giving other details.
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Wounded soldier’s fight doesn’t end after leaving battlefield :

Dunn’s forehead was crushed from ear to ear, leaving his brain exposed. His right eye was destroyed by shrapnel; the left eye nearly so. His hearing was severely damaged.
www.tri-cityherald.com/tch/local/story/6717741p-6605054c.html

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2 Minute Video: Iraqi Lullaby:

Vocals by Laura Bush and Mothers of America
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7379.htm

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Unnamed and Unnoticed

How many Iraqis have died in our war in their country? Is there a better symbol of how the war for Iraq has already been lost than our ignorance about the cost of the war to Iraqis?
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=6963

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Study cites seeds of terror in Iraq: War radicalized most, probes find

New investigations by the Saudi Arabian government and an Israeli think tank — both of which painstakingly analyzed the backgrounds and motivations of hundreds of foreigners entering Iraq to fight the United States — have found that the vast majority of these foreign fighters are not former terrorists and became radicalized by the war itself
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Plan Called for Covert Aid in Iraq Vote:

In the months before the Iraqi elections in January, President Bush approved a plan to provide covert support to certain Iraqi candidates and political parties
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9489.htm

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Mike Whitney: Another Casualty in Rumsfeld’s Information-war :

Another chapter was added to Donald Rumsfeld’s booklet of “Information warfare” yesterday when blogger Khalid Jarrar was picked up by Iraqi Secret Service (Mukhabarat) and taken to an undisclosed location.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9492.htm

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London police avoid term ‘suicide bombing’ :

Police have not yet definitively established that four men who carried bombs on to London’s transport network intended to die in last week’s blasts, a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Saturday.
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Dead men tell no tales Were the London bombings a set up?:

The more one learns, the more the notion that these were four bombers, whether suicidal or not, looks unlikely.
www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0348a.html

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In Times of Terror the Truth takes a Tumble:

It should not be a surprise to our security services to find people sceptical of their integrity after they sold us the imminent threat of weapons of mass destruction, then told us to be constantly on guard because an attack was inevitable and now tell us how shocked they were when it actually happened.
mathaba.net/0_index.shtml?x=268123

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New anti-terror laws will target ‘indirect incitement’ :

Legislation outlawing “acts preparatory to terrorism” will make it a crime to plan or prepare for a terror act, including accessing terrorist websites.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article299457.ece

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A Warning from Israel:

Circulating and publishing this text may constitute a significant factor in deterring the Israeli government, thus protecting the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip from this very possible catastrophe and contributing to prevent yet more war crimes from occurring.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9490.htm

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Compare and contrast

Likening the Israelis’ treatment of Palestinians with the Holocaust is outrageous to most Jews. But Jacqueline Rose has dared to do just that in The Question of Zion, says Rafael Behr
observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1529940,00.html

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GOP Scrambles to Fill Veterans’ Shortfall :

Fellow Republicans warned House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader Tom DeLay more than a year ago that the government would come up short – by at least $750 million – for veterans’ health care. The leaders’ response: Fire the messengers.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5146178,00.html

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War Crimes and The “Just War” Theory:

There is a continuum in US-led military operations from the “Truman doctrine” to Bush’s “war on terrorism”. The “Just war” theory serves to camouflage the nature of US foreign policy, while providing a human face to the invaders.
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Rove should have been fired long ago for masterminding deceptions on Iraq:

The jailing of Miller isn’t a story about press freedom. It’s a story about how the Bush administration shamelessly attempts to manipulate the “free press” and largely succeeds.
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Cheney’s Chief of Staff Was Another Source for Cooper on Valerie Plame Story:

Until last week, the White House had insisted for nearly two years that vice presidential chief of staff Lewis Libby and presidential adviser Karl Rove were not involved in the leaks of CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB5RCZF9BE.html

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“What I Told The Grand Jury”:

Matthew Cooper reveals exactly what Karl Rove told him—and what the special counsel zeroed in on.
www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,1083870,00.html

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Bolivia To Get Riot Gear, Emergency Ops Center From U.S. — More Trouble on the Horizon?:

The U.S. State Dept. recently issued a call to riot-gear manufacturers to submit proposals for equipment that it hopes to ship to the Government of Bolivia by July 31.
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/7/16/14743/4150

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China Stakes Claim for Global Oil Access:

In its quest for crude, Beijing is dangling cash and playing on nations’ discontent with the U.S. Can the two huge energy consumers coexist?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9491.htm

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Don’t look now, but housing’s on a cliff edge :

The whole housing industry – builders, lenders, estate agents and sector analysts – refuses to admit that the market is heading for jagged rocks. But there is compelling evidence that it is.
observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,1530095,00.html

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In a world gone crazy:

War protester pulled from County parade, arrested:

Davies had been walking in the parade carrying, Harris said, an “Impeach Bush” sign and another sign calling for an end to the war in Iraq.
www.syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-0/111951577187150.xml&coll=1

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In a world gone crazy:

US police pursue girl over stone :

Maribel Cuevas was arrested in April in a police operation which involved three police cars and a helicopter.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4689459.stm

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Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005

“How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. “ : Henry David Thoreau

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The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.: Thomas Jefferson

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“One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence.”: Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)

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“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” —John Locke

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 69 Days

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Not Hate, Vengeance

Mundher al-Adhami

The logic is clear: your security is only assured if ours is. If our women and children are killed, then your women and children are killed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9482.htm

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The World According to the Neo-Con Sympathisers

By Yamin Zakaria

Fasten your seat belts, sit tight and I will show you the world according to the neo-cons, Zionists, right-wing Republicans, fundamentalist Christians and the KKK.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9485.htm

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Genesis of an American Gestapo

The nation’s steep descent into despotism was barely greeted with a whimper of protest from the mainstream press.

By Mike Whitney

The freshly minted National Security Service, which has been dubbed the New SS, will operate under the authority of former ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte, whose involvement in overseeing the terrorist activities of death squads in Nicaragua will provide him with the necessary experience for his new task.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9483.htm

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Despotism & Democracy

10 Minute Video

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?

Watch it here.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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Iraq anti occupation forces kill 15,including British soldiers:

Guerrillas killed at least 15 people in Iraq on Saturday, including three British soldiers, a day after spectacular suicide bombings struck across Baghdad.
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Former General And His Son Killed By Iraqi Commandos:

A former general in Saddam Hussein‚s army and his son were shot dead in Baghdad after being detained by police commandos, an interior ministry official told AFP, raising new question marks over the discipline of the elite force.
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11 U.S. soldiers charged for assault in Iraq :

Eleven American soldiers have been charged with violation of military law in connection with alleged assaults on suspected Iraqi fighters captured in the Baghdad area, the U.S. command announced Saturday.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=9321

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Exclusive: Was It Suicide? :

Why did they buy return train tickets to Luton? Why did they buy pay & display tickets for cars? Why were there no usual shouts of ‘Allah Akhbar’? Why were bombs in bags and not on their bodies?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9486.htm

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Egypt: Bomb Suspect Has No Al-Qaida Links :

Egyptian interrogators have been questioning a biochemist who lives in England about the London bombings, but a senior official says the man has no links to the al-Qaida terror network.
www.voanews.com/english/2005-07-16-voa2.cfm

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Labour MPs blame bombings on Iraq war :

Labour MPs said they would use a conference in London today to pile the pressure on Tony Blair to hasten the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq. And Clare Short, the former cabinet minister, said in a television interview to be broadcast tomorrow that she “had no doubt” that the bombings were connected to the Iraqi conflict.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article299456.ece

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I want to see DNA proof :

Pregnant Samantha Lewthwaite, 22, refused to accept Jamal was the fourth London bomber, responsible for 26 deaths. She sobbed: “He wasn‚t the sort of person who‚d do this. I won‚t believe it until I see proof.‰
www.thesun.co.uk/article/1,,2005320810,00,00.html

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Far right and football gangs plot ‘revenge’ :

Plans by an alliance of rightwing extremists and football hooligans to exact “revenge” on Muslims after last week’s bomb attacks are being monitored by police.
www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1529026,00.html

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24 militants killed in Waziristan:

US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan killed 24 militants and destroyed two vehicles in the Lawara Mandi area of North Waziristan. Maj-Gen Shaukat Sultan, confirmed that militants‚ bodies were found inside the Pakistani territory and were taken into custody.
www.dawn.com/2005/07/16/top4.htm

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Seven policemen, four Taliban killed in fresh clash:

Seven Afghan policemen and four Taliban fighters were killed after the rebels attacked a police checkpoint in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, police said Saturday.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/7598_1432557,000500020005.htm

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Gunmen kill tribal leader in Afghanistan:

Suspected Taliban gunmen kidnapped and hanged a pro-government tribal leader in southern Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, describing the latest killing of an ally of President Hamid Karzai.
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Gaza missiles and airstrikes shatter ceasefire :

The first Israeli attack killed two people in Salfit in the West Bank and the second killed four in a van carrying missiles in Gaza City. The airstrikes followed gunfights in Gaza City as the Palestinian Authority tried to stop Hamas from firing missiles at Israel.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1529839,00.html

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Israeli army raids West Bank towns:

Israeli troops have raided towns across the West Bank, arresting 26 Palestinians accused of being fighters a day after mounting violence left a five-month-old truce in tatters, the army said.
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Hamas: We are committed to ceasefire:

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance group, Hamas, says it remains committed to observing the ceasefire, despite the assassination by Israel of at least eight of its resistance cadres.
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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 07/15/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Minibus explosion in Turkey leaves 4 dead:

The British Foreign Office in London said a British citizen was killed and five others were injured. Separately, a regional governor said an Irish tourist was killed, and Turkish police said two Irish tourists were among the dead.
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2 Lodi Men to Be Deported; U.S. Will Drop Charges:

Supporters say deal exonerates the two.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9488.htm

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Prince sees dollar peg as key to a Gulf ‘euro’:

Muhammad Al-Jasser, Vice-Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, the country‚s central bank, told The Times that the six oil-exporting nations ˜ Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates ˜ could link the proposed single currency to the euro, or to a basket of currencies
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9487.htm

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Paul Krugman: Rove’s world :

We’re living in a country in which there is no longer such a thing as nonpolitical truth. In particular, there are now few, if any, limits to what conservative politicians can get away with: The faithful will follow the twists and turns of the party line with a loyalty that would have pleased the Comintern.
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The Politics of ‘Creative Destruction’:

International Herald Tribune columnist William Pfaff recently reported that the Bush administration’s new Bureau of Reconstruction and Stabilization, a State Department subgroup, has been tasked to prepare for a frighteningly expansive future of warfare.
members.boardhost.com/libtoday/msg/15953.html

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U.S. Berated Over Indians’ Treatment:

In a scathing rebuke of the federal government’s treatment of Native Americans, a federal judge yesterday ordered the Interior Department to include notices in its correspondence with Indians whose land the government holds in trust, warning them that the government’s information may not be credible.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9484.htm

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5,000 in Haiti protest UN massacre in Cite Soleil
www.haitiaction.net/News/HIP/7_15_5.html

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Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005

“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves.”: D. H. Lawrence – (1885-1938)

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“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”: Edward R. Murrow – (1908-1965), American Broadcast Newsman

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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations: James Madison

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The history of Liberty is a history of the limitations of governmental power not the increase of it: Woodrow Wilson

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The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of government power, not the increase of it. — Woodrow Wilson, in a speech in New York City, September 9, 1912

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Charge Him or Release Him

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves: William Pitt, 18 Nov 1783

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 68 Days

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Mission Accomplished: Iraq Is Broken

It‚s hard to believe that supposedly intelligent people like Senators Joseph Biden (DE), Hillary Clinton (NY) and John Kerry (MA) call for “staying the course‰ in Iraq and acting responsibly by] sending more US troops with more fire power over there.

by Saul Landau

Don‚t they understand that American soldiers break, not fix? The more US soldiers in Iraq, the more damage they will do and the more enemies they will make. To limit damage, to act morally and responsibly, remove the cause of violence and chaos in Iraq: the US military presence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9478.htm

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An honorable withdrawal

The London bombings remove any doubt about the damage the Iraq war has done to Western interests. Now, we must figure out the wisest way to extricate ourselves.

By Joe Conason

The London atrocities should quell any doubt about the damage this war is inflicting on our interests and those of our allies, beyond the enormous costs in blood and money and the depletion of our armed forces.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9477.htm

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Collateral Damage And Barbaric Terrorism

There Is a Reaction to Every Action, Sir Isaac Newton

By K Gajendra Singh

In February of 2003, as Bush and Blair went to war on Iraq, bin Laden warned that the U.K. and the U.S. would be made to pay. In October of 2003, bin Laden named Britain as a target for reprisals. A month later, an al-Qaeda-linked group targeted a British bank and Consulate in Istanbul killing its vice-consul.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9475.htm

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Love Me Tender

Money and power, grabbed through violence and deceit: that’s the real point — the only point — of Bush’s “war on terror

By Chris Floyd

Some of the loot will be skimmed by Bushist-favored bagmen in the new Baghdad regime. Some will be siphoned off to fund the death-dealing, torture-happy goon squads now operating on behalf of various factions in the government. Some will be kicked back to the oil barons. And some will be smuggled into slush funds for covert ops, mercenaries, campaign hijinks in the Homeland and “retirement packages” for good and faithful servants of the Bush war machine.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9479.htm

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Ten suicide bombs in Iraqi capital, 25 dead:

All appeared to target U.S. or Iraqi security forces, police said. Reuters journalists saw the aftermath of five. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for those, before police reported a further five suicide car bomb attacks late in the day.
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Suicide car bomb kills three of guards of Iraqi president Talabani :

A suicide car bomb, on a bridge that overlooks the home of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (jahl-LAHL’ tahl-ah-BAH’-nee), has killed three of his guards.
www.kctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3600080

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Three people killed in Latifiyah, in the so-called Triangle of Death south of Baghdad
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focus
oniraq/2005/July/focusoniraq_July80.xml&section=focusoniraq

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Two Iraqi soldiers killed:

One wounded when a suicide bomber, driving a motorbike, rammed a checkpoint in Al-Sharqat, 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Baghdad, the army said.
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Two U.S. Marines killed near Jordanian border:

Two U.S. Marines were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb near Iraq’s border with Jordan, the U.S. military said Friday.
aawsat.com/english/news.asp?id=824&section=1

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Soldier Wounded In Iraq Dies:

Hines died Thursday after emergency surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
www.channelcincinnati.com/news/4726545/detail.html

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US troops fighting Iraqi anti occupation forces on the streets of Samarra
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Massacre of the innocents :

Handing out sweets to Iraqi children may be intended to win hearts and minds. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions that have already created far too much anguish and hatred – and too many piles of dismembered corpses.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1528917,00.html

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Our troops are part of the problem :

In the single week since the London bombings there have been 11 suicide attacks in Iraq. One car bomb this week wiped out 30 children, one as young as six, who had gathered to plead for western chocolates from American soldiers.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1528954,00.html

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US should pull out of Iraq now says former CIA chief John Deutch :

The US should cut its losses, pull out of Iraq promptly and never again use its military might to build a nation according to its own values, former CIA chief John Deutch wrote in The New York Times.
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/07/15/afx2140520.html

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Interview with Dahr Jamail on Iraqi Hospitals Under Occupation,

War Profiteering and the “Brain Drain” Out of Iraq: Video and transcript.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9476.htm

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British keep out of Basra’s lethal “Islamic” take-over:

The bodies of young women began to appear in Basra six weeks ago. First there was a group of three, then two, and last week the corpses of six were found, each victim riddled by gunshots and left on the street to die in pools of blood.
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Turkey has right to enter Iraq to pursue rebels:

Turkey reserves the right to make military incursions into neighbouring northern Iraq to pursue Turkish Kurd rebels who have found refuge there, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying yesterday.
www.omanobserver.com/Daily/World/World2.htm

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Marine Accused Of Staging Shooting To Avoid Return To Iraq:

Authorities say he persuaded his cousin to shoot him in the leg and then claimed he’d been hit by random gang gunfire.
www.thebostonchannel.com/news/4727733/detail.html

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War and Venture Capitalism :

During the Vietnam War, one of the peace movement’s more sardonic slogans was: “War is good business. Invest your son.”
www.commondreams.org/views05/0715-13.htm

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General contradicted his sworn testimony on Pentagon, Abu Ghraib:

Miller’s statement about the meeting, if true, suggests that officials at the very top of the Pentagon may have been more involved in monitoring activities at the prison than previously disclosed.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/politics/12135066.htm

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London bombs home-made from pharmacy ingredients :

EXPLOSIVES found by detectives investigating the London bombings were home-made using ingredients that can be found in high street chemists. The highly volatile explosive – acetone peroxide – has been discovered in a house in Leeds thought to have been used as a bomb-making factory.
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1610072005

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U.K. Bombs Probe Leads to Biochemist’s Cairo Arrest :

Authorities in Cairo arrested an Egyptian biochemist, who lives in the U.K., on suspicion he helped plot the July 7 bombings of subway trains and a bus in London, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said today.
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Three bombers ‘banned from mosques’:

THREE of the London bombers had been banned from mosques in the Beeston area of Leeds, where one of them lived, a Muslim academic said today.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,15944104%5E1702,00.html

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Gwynne Dyer: West in denial about terror attacks:

Since 2003, countries that sent troops to Iraq are being targeted by Islamists
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9481.htm

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Bin Laden’s driver to face “trial” :

A US appeals court in Washington has ruled that the “trial” at Guantanamo Bay of a former driver for al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden can go ahead.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4687279.stm

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Australia to consider ID card to fight terrorism:

Australia should consider introducing a national identity card in the wake of the London bombings and the rise in global terrorism, Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday.
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Israeli Missiles Kill 6 Palestinians in Nablus, Gaza:

Six Palestinians were killed Friday, July 15, in two simultaneous Israeli aerial raids on Gaza Strip and the West Bank, prompting the Palestinian Authority to accuse Israel of “dangerous escalation”.
www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-07/15/article04.shtml

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Ex-chief rabbis forbid troops from complying with Gaza closure :

Two former chief rabbis of Israel, Rabbi Avraham Shapiro and Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, Friday issued a Halakhic ruling forbidding soldiers to comply with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s order to close the Gaza Strip.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/600626.html

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U.S. demands aid be used to boost Bedouin and Druze:

The development aid is part of a $2.25 billion package for the disengagement plan that an Israeli delegation requested this week in Washington
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/600604.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 07/14/05:

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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China ‘ready to use N-weapons against US’:

China is prepared to use nuclear weapons against the US if it is attacked by Washington during a confrontation over Taiwan, a Chinese general said on Thursday
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US Close To Testing Massive “Bunker-Busting” Missile:

The United States is close to testing a new missile aimed at destroying deep bunkers where suspected weapons of mass destruction are stored, the a British science magazine has reported.
www.spacewar.com/news/missiles-05zzk.html

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Kissinger: Don’t Exclude Military Action Against Iran if Negotiations Fail :

Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, in a wide-ranging discussion of foreign-policy issues, says he is disturbed at the possibility that Iran will develop nuclear weapons know-how if current negotiations to stem Tehran’s nuclear program fail.
www.cfr.org/publication.php?id=8255

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In case you missed it:

Video: The Trials of Henry Kissinger: The Making Of A War Criminal:

“A fascinating, bombshell documentary that should shame Americans, regardless of whether or not ultimate blame finally lies with Kissinger. Should be required viewing for civics classes and would-be public servants alike.” — Brent Simon, Entertainment Today.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6623.htm

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U.S. Military Accuses Russia, China of Bullying Ex-Soviet Republics:

A top U.S. military officer, Gen. Richard B. Myers, accused Russia and China on Thursday of “trying to bully‰ smaller Central Asian nations that host U.S. troops and cooperate with Washington in fighting terrorism, Associated Press reported.
www.mosnews.com/news/2005/07/15/baseaccusations.shtml

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Newspaper Claims Former DOJ Officials Confirm Bombing Coverup:

The McCurtain Daily Gazette today reports several former powerful and high ranking Justice department officials confirm there was a coverup of the investigation to the Oklahoma City bombing.
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FBI e-mail proves wrongful arrest in Madrid bombings :

An FBI official stated in an e-mail, a day before Brandon Mayfield was wrongly arrested for allegedly having links to March 2004 train bombings in Madrid, that the agency did not have enough evidence to arrest the Portland attorney.
www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=9184

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Group Charges ‰Massacre‰ in U.N. Raid:

A group of U.S.-based human rights and trade union activists is urging the United Nations to investigate the alleged killings of innocent civilians by its peacekeeping troops in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince last week.
www.ipsnews.net/new_nota.asp?idnews=29506

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Venezuela’s Chavez hits back at Catholic critics:

“I said to him, look Monsignor, I am Catholic Christian, and I find it difficult to understand the behavior of the Catholic Church elite in Venezuela,” Chavez said angrily.
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Help Defeat Lethal Deceit:

Expose the Seamless Lies of 9/11, Endless War and Veteran Fraud
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Push to enlarge security council looks doomed :

The permanent presence of countries such as Britain and France and the absence of a permanent place for any country from Africa, Latin America or for Japan, the third biggest financial contributor to the UN, has long been seen as unfair by many in the general assembly.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1528890,00.html

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Jason Leopold: Report Shows Karl Rove May Have Lied to Federal Agents:

Looks like Karl Rove did break the law, the same federal law that got Martha Stewart sentenced to six months in prison.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9480.htm

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Rove grand jury testimony leaked:

The source tells The Associated Press that Rove testified that he remembers specifically being told by columnist Robert Novak that Valerie Plame, the wife of a harsh Iraq war critic, worked for the CIA.
www.wbir.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=27253

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The Devil And Judy Miller:

Did Robert Novak rat on New York Times reporter Judith Miller?
www.radaronline.com/fresh-intelligence/

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Greg Palast: FBI can obtain library records without supboena:
www.gregpalast.com/printerfriendly.cfm?artid=446

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