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 Information Clearing House  Digest July 19-22 2005

 
 

Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005

“Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.”: Marcus Tullius Cicero – (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator

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“The bad thing of war is, that it makes more evil people than it can take away.” : Immanuel Kant – (1724-1804) German philosopher

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“There are some whose only reason for inciting war is to use it as a means to exercise their tyranny over their subjects more easily. For in times of peace the authority of the assembly, the dignity of the magistrates, the force of the laws stand in the way to some extent of the ruler doing what he likes. But once war is declared then the whole business of state is subject to the will of a few … They demand as much money as they like. Why say more?” [Erasmus of Rotterdam 1469-1536, Adages IV.i.1]

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 75 Days

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The Iraq war is over, and the winner is… Iran

Hamstrung by the Iraq debacle, all Bush can do is gnash his teeth as the hated mullahs in Iran cozy up to their co-religionists in Iraq.

By Juan Cole

More than two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, it is difficult to see what real benefits have accrued to the United States from the Iraq war, though a handful of corporations have benefited marginally. In contrast, Iran is the big winner.
informationclearinghouse.info/article9540.htm

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The Iran War Buildup

by Michael T. Klare

If the record of Iraq (and other wars) teaches us anything, it is that such planning, once commenced, is very hard to turn around. Hence, we should not wait until after relations with Iran have reached the crisis point to advise against US military action. We should begin acting now, before the march to war becomes irreversible.
informationclearinghouse.info/article9544.htm

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District Chief In Central Province Says Neo-Taliban Killed 15 People :

According to Fasihi, the individuals were working for the U.S. military and were killed in a surprise attack, which he said was carried out by the neo-Taliban.
www.afgha.com/?af=article&sid=49748

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Taliban rebels kill 9:

Suspected Taliban militants raided a village and killed nine tribesmen, and vengeance-seeking relatives killed four people in another hamlet, an official said Thursday, as violence simmered ahead of key parliamentary elections.
www.azdailysun.com/non_sec/nav_includes/story.cfm?storyID=112339

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Official, driver killed in Taliban ambush:

Suspected Taliban rebels ambushed a car carrying a local administrator in southern Afghanistan, killing the official and his driver, a spokesman said Friday.
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Sidney Blumenthal: Democracy was only an afterthought:

The situation in Afghanistan is one of barely managed chaos
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5243844-103677,00.html

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Karzai under siege from Taliban in run-up to polls:

Many believe that with the help of their former backers, Pakistan’s ISI military intelligence, and infiltrated by al-Qa’ida, the Taliban are bent on returning to power through the gun rather than the ballot box.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article300529.ece

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Iraq: At least 13 dead after insurgent clashes:

A police patrol came under fire in the eastern Ghadeer neighbourhood, leaving two officers dead. In another incident, one policeman was killed and two others injured during a drive-by shooting in eastern Baladiyat
www.canada.com/fortstjohn/story.html?id=4928117d-e83b-4c6a-b66c-c5b1b682bee0

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U.S. Marine Killed By IED:

A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action July 21 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Zaidon, Iraq.
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Syria accuses US forces of killing two Syrian security guards:

Damascus said that its forces on the border with Iraq are often exposed to fire by the American army and the Iraqi forces, adding that this resulted in killing two of those guards at the hands of the American soldiers.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/050722/2005072221.html

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Experts offer pessimistic outlooks on Iraq:

During more than seven hours of testimony this week, a Senate committee heard that Iraq is in a low-grade civil war, that there are no additional U.S. or allied troops to help.
www.nbcactionnews.com/kshb/news/article/0,1925,KSHB_9418_3946128,00.html

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Arab network airs judge’s interrogation of Saddam:

A long-bearded Saddam, whose shaky voice was barely audible, accused the current Iraqi Government of being an American puppet.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1419774.htm

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Guantanamo detainees hunger strike :

So far, the men have refused nine consecutive meals over three days, the US military said in a statement.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4704871.stm

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What Is the Plan If There’s Another 9/11?:

According to Philip Giraldi, writing in the new issue of the American Conservative, it’s to nuke Iran:
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London: Suspect Bomber Shot Dead:

Eyewitnesses said a group of 10-15 police officers chased the young Asian man onto a train and then drilled five shots into him at pointblank range.
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Man shot dead by police on London Tube :

They pushed him to the floor, bundled on top of him and unloaded five shots into him
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4706787.stm

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London police arrest man in connection with attempted bombings :

It was unclear if Friday’s arrest was related to the earlier police shooting of a man at a London Underground station in Stockwell.
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=world_home&articleID=1986531

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‘Shoot-to-kill’ Muslim fears :

The Muslim Council of Britain called on police to explain why an Asian man – a ‘’suspected suicide bomber’’ – was shot dead Friday at Stockwell station in south London.
www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/World/GG23Wd03.html

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Young Muslims feel they are treated like bombers :

Scottish Muslims tonight say that even getting on a bus is viewed with suspicion as a result of the London terror attacks – sentiments echoed by many young Islamic men and women across the country who say attitudes towards them are hardening.
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“Al-Qaeda” claims latest London bombings :

“Our strikes in the heart of the British infidel capital are nothing more than a message to all European governments that we shall not relent until all infidel forces quit Iraq,” the group known as the Brigades of Abu Hafs al-Masri said.
informationclearinghouse.info/article9538.htm

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William Blum: London: Another Casualty of the War on Terror:

How can you stop subway and bus bombs? Check every passenger throughout the day, every day, forever? X-ray all bags and backpacks at Times Square during the rush hour? Whether we like it or not, we must admit that Terror is a message and we better learn to listen to it with as unindoctrinated a mind as we can summon from our depths.
informationclearinghouse.info/article9539.htm

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Ignoring the Intelligence: How New Labour Helped Bring Terror to London :

The least that citizens can expect of their government is that it will not actively pursue policies that harm them, or place them in harm’s way. Any failure to honour this duty of care renders a government unfit to hold office in the most basic and fundamental sense.
www.democratsdiary.co.uk/2005/07/ignoring-intelligence-how-new-labour.html

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Robin Cook: It’s not political correctness to hold soldiers to account :

The prosecution of British troops helps to protect their own lives in Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1533984,00.html

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How the UN won the war :

The history told about the defeat of Nazism and the founding of the United Nations in the 1940s has become distorted. A false view of the past is being used today to shape how we think about our future. The military power of the victorious wartime allies is offered as a model for running the world
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1533944,00.html

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Beirut blast kills one, wounds 7 -security sources:

It came a few hours after a short visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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Israeli PM: Ariel will forever be an integral part of Israel :

“I came here today to see how the city can be expanded and the bloc strengthened, as I do and shall do in the other blocs. This bloc will forever be an inseparable part of the State of Israel, territorially contiguous with the State of Israel like the other blocs,” he said.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/603287.html

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US Senate links foreign aid to extradition:

The Senate on Wednesday voted to cut off most U.S. aid to countries that refuse to extradite people charged with crimes in the United States, as it passed a $31.8 billion foreign aid bill
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White House threatens veto on detainee policies:

The White House on Thursday threatened to veto a massive Senate bill for $442 billion in next year’s defense programs if it moves to regulate the Pentagon’s treatment of detainees or sets up a commission to investigate operations at Guantanamo Bay prison and elsewhere.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050721/pl_nm/arms_congress_dc

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Legal expert says Hicks has slim prospects of receiving fair hearing:

As Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks prepares to face a United States military commission, there are new concerns today about the process he’ll be subjected to.
www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2005/s1419375.htm

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Patriot Act renewed and toughened:

Republicans repeatedly argued throughout the 11 hour debate that the latest explosions in London showed how urgent and important it was to renew the law.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1268&storyid=3486427

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Patriot Act :

How Did Your US Representative Vote?
clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll414.xml

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 07/21/05:

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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Somebody is lying! :

Rove, Libby Accounts in CIA Case Differ With Those of Reporters :

Two top White House aides have given accounts to a special prosecutor about how reporters first told them the identity of a CIA agent that are at odds with what the reporters have said, according to people familiar with the case.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=an7SakVWGrTQ&refer=us

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Bush aides worked on damage control at time of CIA leak :

They helped prepare response to criticism from agent’s husband over nuclear allegation
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/07/22/MNG0VDS25U1.DTL

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The Guardian profile: Karl Rove :

For the first time in 32 years, he has been caught, and his survival now depends on the gratitude of his partner and protege in the White House.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1533772,00.html

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Does US care about Niger now?:

To almost the complete silence of the United States, Niger, one of the world’s poorest nations, was hit last year by natural weapons of mass destruction — locusts and drought.
tinyurl.com/9josc

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Washington Secures Long-Sought Hemispheric Outpost :

A sense of outrage and concern has flared up from neighboring countries. With the facility having a capacity to hold 16,000 troops and its proximity to the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia, Paraguay‚s South American neighbors are questioning Washington‚s intentions
informationclearinghouse.info/article9541.htm

tinyurl.com/9g3gg

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Haitian Priest Assaulted by Mob at Funeral and Arrested for Murder:

“It is all part of the effort to silence my voice for democracy.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article9543.htm

tinyurl.com/ajj39

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Young officers vow to bring Arroyo down :

They claim military behind wiretapping: A GROUP of officers who nearly ousted President Corazon Aquino in a 1989 coup attempt announced yesterday it was breaking a 10-year-old peace agreement to try and bring down President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and save the country.
news.inq7.net/nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=44350

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Impeachment bid gains speed: 50 on board, 29 to go :

An opposition leader yesterday claimed at least 50 lawmakers have committed to sign an impeachment resolution against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, just 29 signatures short of the number needed for the transmittal of the complaint to the Senate for trial.
news.inq7.net/nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=44352

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Japan passes controversial missile bill:

Japan’s parliament has passed legislation giving the defence chief the authority to shoot down incoming missiles without approval from the prime minister or cabinet.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/19610FDB-AC74-4AFE-8607-D1806DF526BB.htm

tinyurl.com/92t6e

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Bush administration to keep control of internet’s central computers :

The Bush administration has decided to retain control over the principal computers which control internet traffic in a move likely to prompt global opposition, it was claimed yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/online/news/0,12597,1519551,00.html

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Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005

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Whenever a people… entrust the defence of their country to a regular, standing army, composed of mercenaries, the power of that country will remain under the direction of the most wealthy citizens.”: A Framer – Anonymous ‘framer’ of the US Constitution
Source: Independent Gazetteer, January 29, 1791

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War would end if the dead could return: Stanley Baldwin

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 73 Days

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Jihad without borders:

A line connects the resistance strategy of Iraq’s Ba’athists and Afghanistan’s Taliban militias as they both draw on the same blueprint in their struggle against US-led forces in their respective countries.

The organizations include Kurds, Arabs, Pakistanis and Afghans committed to fighting against the US and its allies all over the world, by any means.

www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9535.htm

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Iraq: The War We Are Not Being Shown

By Arianna Huffington

It‚s like a pair of blinders has been removed and I‚m suddenly seeing for myself what I‚ve long known to be the case: just how sanitized a version of the war the American mainstream media are delivering, and how little of even this cleaned-up coverage we get.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9537.htm

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Judge Dread

John Roberts and Enemy Combatants

By Chris Floyd

Four days after he affirmed Bush’s autocratic powers, Roberts was duly awarded with a nomination to the Supreme Court. Now he will be sitting in final judgment on this case – and any other challenges to Bush’s peremptory commands. This is what is known, in the tyrant trade, as “a safe pair of hands.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9527.htm

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14 killed in Afghan fighting:

Nine ethnic Hazaras tribesmen were killed by suspected Taliban rebels when they raided their village on Monday in central Uruzgan province, Governor Jan Mohammed Khan said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CB9128DE-51DE-4B10-B8CF-D082E3AE71B1.htm

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Four suspected Taliban killed while laying bomb on highway:

“Police discovered the bodies along with four Kalashnikovs,‰ he said.
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At least 15 die in Iraq attacks :

Three members of an Iraqi provincial council were assassinated in Baghdad as they headed to an internet cafe in the western neighborhood of Khadhra.
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=cbc/world_home&articleID=1985340

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US sailor dies of wounds sustained in Iraq bomb attack :

A US sailor died Thursday of wounds sustained earlier this month in a bomb attack in western Iraq, the US military said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/21/content_3250403.htm

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Two Algeria Diplomats Kidnapped in Iraq :

Two Algerian diplomats and their driver were dragged from their car by gunmen Thursday in Baghdad in the latest abductions apparently aimed at scaring off Muslim governments supporting the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5156871,00.html

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Nerves stretched to breaking point as Baghdad clings to normal life :

Every two days for the past two years more civilians have died in Iraq than in the July 7 London bombings.
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Explosions cause new London panic :

Terrified Tube passengers were evacuated from trains today after a series of explosions caused panic on the network.
www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,1271,-5156916,00.html

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UK bombs meant as carbon-copy, may be same group:

Whoever was behind Thursday’s attacks, they managed to manufacture four explosive devices and smuggle them on to the London transport network despite the highest levels of security and public watchfulness in London for years.
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UK boy wrongly labelled as bomber :

Evidence showing that all three of the London bombers of Pakistani descent visited Pakistan last year has been thrown into doubt.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4704427.stm

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London mayor blames West:

“If, at the end of the First World War, we had done what we promised the Arabs, which was to let them be free and have their own governments, and kept out of Arab affairs, and just bought their oil, rather than feeling we had to control the flow of oil, I suspect this wouldn’t have arisen.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9533.htm

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The Link to London: The True, Terrible State of Iraq:

President Bush is able to deflect criticism of his catastrophic misjudgements by suggesting his critics are soft on terrorism. Now the same thing is happening in Britain with Tony Blair and Jack Straw denouncing Chatham House for suggesting that events in Iraq boosted terrorism.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9529.htm

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UK: Clarke ‘lowers bar’ on terror crime via web, writing, preaching:

UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke yesterday announced plans to exclude or deport individuals “deemed to have encouraged terrorism” via preaching, running web sites or writing articles.
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Standing on the bodies!:

Bush vows to safeguard U.S. transit against attack:

President George W. Bush pledged on Wednesday to boost protection of U.S. transit systems against an attack in the aftermath of the London bombings and urged Congress to renew provisions of a post-September 11 anti-terrorism law.
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Police to begin checking bags on NYC subways:

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly promised that officers would not engage in racial profiling, and that passengers will be free to ``turn around and leave’’ rather than consent to a search.
cbsnewyork.com/national/Transit-Security-aa/resources_news_html

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William Blum: London: Another Casualty of the War on Terror

Do we need any more evidence that there’s no security solution to terrorism? No military solution? How can you stop subway and bus bombs? Check every passenger throughout the day, every day, forever? X-ray all bags and backpacks at Times Square during the rush hour? Whether we like it or not, we must admit that Terror is a message and we better learn to listen to it
www.counterpunch.org/blum07212005.html

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War on terror going to be Œa long war‚: Bush:

President George Bush on Wednesday said this week the House of Representatives will vote on legislation to renew the Patriot Act, and added the war on terror “is going to be a long war.”
www.jang.com.pk/thenews/jul2005-daily/21-07-2005/main/main11.htm

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John Pilger: Truth Struggling :

Their goal is not security, but greater control.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9531.htm

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Fighting the uncivil fight:

After August 15, “It will be a bloody war in the service of God”, or the dreaded possibility of more attacks against “the crusaders who are still present in Iraq – Denmark, the Netherlands, Britain, Italy and … other countries”. The Brigades seem bent on avenging “blood that has been shed in the land of Islam – in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9532.htm

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Jihad without borders:

A line connects the resistance strategy of Iraq’s Ba’athists and Afghanistan’s Taliban militias as they both draw on the same blueprint in their struggle against US-led forces in their respective countries.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9535.htm

snipurl.com/geww

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El Salvador asks U.S. help to ward off terrorism:

El Salvador, worried that having troops in Iraq could make it a target for terror attacks, has asked the United States to help it ward off an attack in the country.
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Australian troops not to replace British forces in Iraq: :

Australian Defense Minister Robert Hill on Thursday said Australia will not send more troops to Iraq to replace departing British troops.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/21/content_3248639.htm

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House votes against early Iraq withdrawal:

The GOP-controlled House also voted 304-124 to accept another contentious amendment stating that the detention and lawful interrogation of detainees at Guantanamo is essential to the war on terrorism.
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Military recruitment continues to lag :

New York Congressman John McHugh says Congress is shelling out in excess of 462 (m) million dollars a year for recruitment and retention bonuses, and he wonders aloud whether it makes sense to “continue to buy a force.”
www.lex18.com/Global/story.asp?S=3613619

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Guantanamo Inmates Declare Hunger Strike :

Some 50 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have declared they are on a hunger strike, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. They went on strike three days ago, spokesman Bryan Whitman said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5157082,00.html

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Israeli Settlers kill W Bank boy, witnesses say:

They said the 12-year-old was ambushed on Wednesday by several settlers near his home at Qaryot village outside the Palestinian-ruled city of Nablus. He was stabbed 11 times, paramedics said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/18B32D7F-3BA7-477E-8443-61F766F2B4C9.htm

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Laying bare the plight of ‘invisible’ Israeli Arabs:

Susan Nathan’s new book argues discrimination and militarism have left Zionism ideologically ‘bankrupt’
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=16894

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John Pilger: Video: “Palestine is Still the Issue:

Stateless and humiliated for so long, they’ve risen up against Israel’s huge military machine, although they themselves have no arm, no tanks, no American planes and gun ships or missiles. – This film is about the Palestinians and a group of courageous Israelis united in the oldest human struggle – to be free.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3499.htm

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In a world gone crazy:

Treaty gives CIA powers over Irish citizens :

US INVESTIGATORS, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement signed between Ireland and the US last week. Suspects will also have to give testimony and allow property to be searched and seized even if what the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9530.htm

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Egypt vote boycott gathers pace :

A growing number of opposition figures say they will boycott Egypt’s first contested presidential elections.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4701389.stm

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China revalues currency:

The new rate, initially, will be 8.11 yuan per dollar, well short of the 10% revaluation that Washington had been seeking to head off protectionist pressure in Congress.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AFD0A26C-5BBF-4986-9E15-FBF3586EBE9A.htm

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Day of Protest Decries Deaths in Haiti:

In Haiti violence continues two weeks after a UN raid in Cite Soleil may have left as many as 23 people dead. Today there are coordinated protests in Brazil and ten cities throughout North America.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/21/1332235

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Excuses, Excuses:

So Joe Wilson, former ambassador to Iraq, the guy who dared Saddam to hang him in 1991 by conducting a press briefing wearing a noose instead of a tie, is now a liar. Karl Rove didn‚t do anything wrong, and even if he did, according to pompadour-topped Fox News idiot John Gibson, he should be “given a medal‰ for it.
www.citypaper.com/columns/story.asp?id=10309

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Plame’s Identity Marked As Secret:

A classified State Department memorandum central to a federal leak investigation contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame in a paragraph marked “(S)” for secret, a clear indication that any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware the information was classified
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9536.htm

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Supreme Court Pick Shifts Attention From Rove, Agent Disclosure :

Bush accelerated his search for a Supreme Court nominee in part because of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation into the leak of a CIA agent’s name, according to Republicans familiar with administration strategy.
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Roberts Confirmation Path May Run Through Florida:

As the 2000 presidential recount battle raged in Florida, a Washington lawyer named John G. Roberts Jr. traveled to Tallahassee, the state capital, to dispense legal advice.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9534.htm

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Mike Whitney: Did Greenspan Know about the London Bombings Two Days before? :

The Blair-Bush-Greenspan cabal may not have known it was “bombs-away” for poor London, but it is apparent that they knew a lot more than they are letting on.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9528.htm

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Roberts Upheld D.C. French-Fry Arrest:

Judge John G. Roberts’ views on abortion may be murky, but there’s no question where he stands on the issue of girls eating fries in a subway station.
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Supreme Court nominee Roberts’ wife’s firm has expertise in facilitating business in Iraq:
www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/072105Burns/072105burns.html

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Christian Terrorist Sentenced :

What the Rightwing Press Will not Say : Of course, you won’t see the headline above in American newspapers, even though any Muslim who acts as Rudolph did would be called an “Islamic terrorist”
www.juancole.com/2005/07/christian-terrorist-rudolph-sentenced.html

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Sudan security roughs up Rice delegation :

“It makes me very angry to be sitting there with their president and have this happen,” she said. “They have no right to push and shove.”
www.suntimes.com/output/elect/rice21.html

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005

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“If we do go to war, psychological operations are going to be absolutely a critical, critical part of any campaign that we must get involved in.”: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”: Joseph Goebbels was born in 1897 and died in 1945. Goebbels was Hitler‚s Minister of Propaganda

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“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”: Abraham Lincoln

 
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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 73 Days

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A Viler Barbarism

British politicians thought they could press buttons and make war in the Arab world and remain safe themselves. Now they had a reply.

By Tariq Ali

In the dominant culture of the West there is a deep-seated belief that the lives of Western civilians are somehow worth more than those living in other parts of the world – especially those parts being bombed and occupied by the West.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9516.htm

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France Invades the US (Part 8) – Satire –

Former American President George W. Bush, you’ll recall, was found cowering in a spider hole outside his ranch in Crawford, Texas, back in December 2003.

“Sympathy for the Devil”

Termed Operation American Freedom, French and German troops, cheered on by compliant embedded French journalists, invaded the US to overturn what Chirac called, again, “the brutal, illegitimate regime of George W. Bush.‰ Citing the dangers Bush’s regime posed to the French people, and emphasizing that America had over the years attacked its neighbors in Grenada, Panama and Haiti as well as Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Somalia, Serbia, and Afghanistan.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9522.htm

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Why “White House v. Wilson/Plame‰ Matters

by Ray McGovern

The Iraq-Niger lie was thus both the cornerstone of the Bush agenda for war and the key to unraveling how the “fixing” worked. Rove, master of the administration’s strategy yet only two years out of Texas, joined by Cheney‚s chief of staff I. Lewis (”Scooter‰) Libby spread red herrings to divert reporters off the scent and wound up triggering the eventual appointment of a special prosecutor and the convening of a grand jury.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9515.htm

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10 dead in Baghdad suicide blast :

As many as 10 people were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated outside a military recruiting centre in Baghdad.
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Suicide Bomber Kills Six:

A suicide bomber attacked an army recruitment centre at al-Muthana airport in western Baghdad, a source at Yarmouk Hospital said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20681462.htm

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Vice president of Basra municipality shot dead :

Basra’s province council said Hussein Hameed al-Darraji was killed early this morning while leaving his home.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20681462.htm

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Car bomb blast hits US patrol in northern Iraq :

“A booby-trapped vehicle, parked on the side of a road in Toz-Khormatu, blew up early morning as a US military patrol passed by, destroying a US Hamvee killing or wounding all on board,” a police source from the US-Iraqi Joint Coordination Center, told Xinhua.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/20/content_3243756.htm

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25,000 Iraqi civilians killed since invasion :

Four times as many died at the hands of US-led forces as from suicide bombers and other insurgents, according to a detailed study of the human cost of the conflict.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9521.htm

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Iraqi Police Loose Control Over Mosul:

Residents in the northern Iraqi city said police have stopped patrolling most of the city.
www.menewsline.com/stories/2005/july/07_21_2.html

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Iraq : Fallujah Under Siege Again:

US and Iraqi troops have launched another offensive on the city of Fallujah. This has sparked another mass exodus of civilians. Hundreds of families have already abandoned the city, they report, “further worsening the humanitarian emergency.”
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Britons face Iraq war crime trials :

hree British soldiers are – for the first time – to stand trial for war crimes against Iraqi detainees under the jurisdiction of the international criminal court (ICC), the attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, said last night.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9517.htm

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Dead suspect Œcovered in bruises‚ :

BAHA Musa was rounded up with six other men during a night raid on suspected Ba’ath party activists in the southern Iraqi city of Basra in 2003. Four days after the sweep, his father, Dawood, was asked to identify his body at Camp Steven, one of a number of UK military detention centres around the city.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9519.htm

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Iraq detainee mounts legal challenge :

A terrorist suspect being held by British forces in Iraq without charge today asked the high court in London to rule his detention unlawful and a breach of human rights.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1532620,00.html

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Most soldiers in Iraq report low unit morale: army study :

More than half of US soldiers serving in Iraq reported low or very low unit morale in an army survey conducted last year, an army mental health advisory team reported.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9526.htm

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Uncle Sam wants you ˆ even if you‚re 42 years old :

The Defense Department quietly asked Congress on Monday to raise the maximum age for military recruits to 42 for all branches of the service.
www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-983408.php

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Grandmother Ships Out To Iraq:

One of the latest New Jersey National Guard soldiers to ship out for Iraq is a 50-year-old grandmother from Passaic.
kyw.com/news/local_story_201143539.html

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Draft Iraqi charter backs Islamic law :

A working draft of a chapter of the new Iraq constitution has language that gives a strong role to Islamic law and could be used to curb women’s rights, particularly in personal matters like divorce and family inheritance.
www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/19/news/charter.php

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Iraq constitution body in turmoil;

Four Sunni Arabs on the team charged with writing Iraq’s constitution suspended their membership on Wednesday after the killing of three colleagues, a move that could delay the drafting of the landmark charter.
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Nine dismissed from tribunal trying Saddam:

Nine staff members of the Iraqi Special Tribunal preparing to try Saddam Hussein have been dismissed because of links to the ousted dictator’s Baath Party, an official said Wednesday.
www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/news/12177727.htm

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Riot control ray gun causes worry:

SCIENTISTS are questioning the safety of a Star Wars-style riot control ray gun due to be deployed in Iraq next year.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16000314-23109,00.html

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War Pimp Alert:

Now America accuses Iran of complicity in World Trade Center attack:

Iran gave free passage to up to 10 of the September 11 hijackers just months before the 2001 attacks and offered to co-operate with al-Qa’eda against the US, an American report will say this week.
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Financial Cost of Iraq War :

As the Bush Administration continues to spend billions of dollars on the war in Iraq, it tells Americans , “Don’t worry, be happy.”
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Charley Reese: Not Again:

The state of Israel ˜ which, the last time I checked, was both a foreign and a sovereign nation ˜ wants the American taxpayers to cough up $2.2 billion in addition to our regular $3 billion-or-so annual subsidy to pay for the withdrawal from Gaza. Unless the American people raise hell about this, it’s a done deal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9523.htm

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In case you missed it:

Zionism’s Useful Idiots :

That’s you and me, taxpaying US citizens. We’re useful idiots for the Zionists in Washington and Tel Aviv. Useful because our hard-earned paychecks can be harvested to pay for war and mass murder in the Middle East, idiots because we don’t do anything about it.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Articles9/Nimmo_Zionisms-Idiots.htm

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In case you missed it:

$3 Billion: U.S. Aid to Israel:

The Subject No One Mentions:

U.S. aid to Israel has always been a touchy subject. Members of Congress never mention the total, probably for two reasons.
www.ameu.org/page.asp?iid=97&aid=134&pg=1

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In case you missed it:

A Conservative Total for U.S. Aid to Israel: $91 Billion˜and Counting :

The common figure given for U.S. aid to Israel is $3 billion per year˜$1.2 billion in economic aid and $1.8 billion in military aid. As impressive as this figure is, however, since it represents about one-sixth of total U.S. foreign aid
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5964.htm

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London Mayor: Likud, Hamas are ‘two sides of the same coin’ :

London Mayor Ken Livingstone told Sky News on Tuesday that he does not distinguish between members of Likud and Hamas, branding them as “two sides of the same coin.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/602121.html

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Western policies are to blame, says Livingstone:

“This particular strand of extremism was funded by the West in Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden was just another businessman until he was recruited by the CIA.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/07/20/nblame120.xml

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Egypt says Britain has cleared detained biochemist:

The British authorities have concluded that Egyptian biochemist Magdy Nashar was not involved in the July 7 London bombings, a senior security source was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1435439,00050006.htm

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Ministers warned of Iraq link to UK terror :

A month before the July 7 London bombings, security and intelligence officials warned that “events in Iraq are continuing to act as motivation and a focus of a range of terrorist-related activity in the UK”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9518.htm

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The Iraq connection :

Mr Straw sounded silly, roping in a weekend bomb attack on western tourists in Turkey as evidence of a global terrorist menace that justified the war. He might as well have thrown in the Real IRA or the Animal Liberation Front.
www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/comment/story/0,16141,1531902,00.html

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It’s not only about Iraq :

The animating ideology of the caliphate helps explain al-Qaida actions that otherwise make no sense
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1531997,00.html

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A largely bourgeois endeavour :

Al Qaida-style terrorists are not the type who seek out madrasas
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9524.htm

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Religious Moderates Meet With Blair To Address Attacks:

Is it the government’s foreign policy, including Britain’s participation in the Iraq war? Is it Islamic extremists who preach hate and condone violence? Or is it the Muslim community, which has failed to recognize and root out a cancer in its midst?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9520.htm

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UK plans global extremists list :

He said the database would list “unacceptable behaviour” such as radical preaching, websites and writing articles intended to foment terrorism.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4699745.stm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 07/19/05:

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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Italy Seeks Arrest of 6 More CIA Agents in Cleric Kidnapping :

Italian prosecutors today sought arrest warrants for six more people they say are U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives who helped kidnap an Egyptian Muslim preacher from a Milan street more than two years ago.
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Lawyer Argues Against Padilla Confinement :

``We are quite confident we will prevail,’’ said Donna Newman, another attorney for Padilla, after the hearing. ``We’ve said all along if he’s done something wrong, charge him. … That is what has always worked.’’
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9514.htm

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Memo Becomes Focus in CIA Leak Probe :

A State Department memo that has caught the attention of prosecutors describes a CIA officer’s role in sending her husband to Africa and disputes administration claims that Iraq was shopping for uranium, a retired department official said Tuesday.
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Ray Mc Govern: The Hand of Cheney:

We warned President George W. Bush that the Iraq-seeking-uranium-in-Niger forgery was “a microcosm of a mischievous nexus of overarching problems” in his White House. We cited the remarks of then-presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer earlier that week, which set the tone for what has followed-right up to today.
www.counterpunch.com/mcgovern07202005.html

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Bernard Weiner: Rove-Plame Scandal Leading to Deeper White House Horrors? :

Anything is possible as the Bush Administration paints itself further into the scandal corner, and, desperate to avoid criminal proceedings and/or impeachment, lashes out at its perceived enemies.
www.crisispapers.org/essays-w/horrors.htm

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Follow the Documents:

There’s another Joe Wilsonˆrelated investigation that needs answers: Who forged the Niger memos in the first place?
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Thank You, Mr. President:

Last week, John Roberts wrote Bush a blank check. –

The opinion says that Congress authorized the president to set up whatever military tribunal he deems appropriate when it authorized him to use “all necessary and appropriate force” to fight terrorism in response to 9/11.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9525.htm

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Roberts Has Backed Administration Policies:

John G. Roberts has demonstrated strong backing for Bush administration policies, ruling against Geneva Conventions protections for detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in favor of keeping Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force records secret.
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Juan Cole: The Roberts Nomination: Bush’s War on Women :

George W. Bush’s nomination of John Roberts, Jr. is a setback for American women, just has his policies in Iraq have produced a setback for women’s rights in the Arab world. Indeed, Bush has been bad for women all around the globe.
www.juancole.com/2005/07/roberts-nomination-and-iraqi.html

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China build up could mean threat to U.S.:

The Pentagon released Tuesday the long-awaited annual Chinese military power report, painting a picture of a nation bent on building up its military and learning the technological lessons of the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/printer_1035421.php

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Oil manoeuvres by China, India, challenge US:

India and China have bought into Russia’s oil and gas sector. And Beijing, with Moscow’s apparent blessing, is reaching out to energy-rich former Soviet republics in central Asia where the Americans have military outposts.
www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=51042

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Venezuela’s Chavez Named Chairman of Andean Community :

Andean leaders have appointed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez the new head of the Andean Community of Nations, a regional trade bloc.
www.voanews.com/english/2005-07-19-voa58.cfm

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Thirteen die in Yemen riots over fuel price rises :

At least 13 people were killed in clashes with police in Yemen on Wednesday after rioters smashed government offices and set fires in response to a sharp rise in fuel prices.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/yemen_protests_dc

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Another attack on the courts:

Members of Congress like to throw their weight around, but what separates this incident from others is that Mr. Sensenbrenner, as head of the committee charged with judicial oversight, just might retaliate by cutting the court’s budget or some such tactic.
www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050720/OPINION02/507200305

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Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through: Alexis de Tocqueville:

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience: C. S. Lewis:

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Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country: Hermann Goering:
www.snopes.com/quotes/goering.htm

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 72 Days

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Republicans Must Choose: Bush Or America?

We already know that Rove is a traitor. So, probably, is Cheney.

By Ted Rall

Only in a dictatorship is fealty to the Leader equal to loyalty to the nation. We’re Bush’s boss. He works for us. Unless that changed on 9/11 (or 12/20/00). Rove had no right to give away state secrets, even to protect Bush.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9511.htm

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The Intelligence Challenge:

Can We Trust Our President?

By Larry Johnson

We joined the CIA to fight against foreign tyrants who used the threat of incarceration, torture, and murder to achieve their ends. They followed the rule of force, not the rule of law. We now find ourselves with an administration in the United States where some of its members have chosen to act like foreign tyrants.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9512.htm

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U.S. And Coalition Military Forces Killed 9,250 Civilians Since Iraq Invasion, says report :

25,000 civilians killed since Iraq invasion: The figures, compiled from Iraqi and international media reports, found US and coalition military forces were responsible for 37% of the deaths, with anti-occupation forces and insurgents responsible for 9%. A further 36% were blamed on criminal violence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9510.htm

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Officials say 13 killed in central Iraq :

Police say 13 people are dead after gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying Iraqi workers to a U-S airbase in central Iraq. Ten workers died in the attack and the bus driver hit a nearby car, killing three other people.
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Three Sunnis on Iraq constitution committee killed:

The killings in the Karrada district of central Baghdad would be a crushing blow to hopes that a nascent political process would undermine Iraq’s insurgency.
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Roadside bombs kill three in northern Iraq :

A roadside bomb struck a police patrol in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, killing a police officer, police said. In a separate incident, a roadside bomb detonated near a police patrol in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing a policeman and a civilian, the police said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/19/content_3239308.htm

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Baghdad hospital doctors on strike against soldiers:

More than two dozen doctors walked out of one of Baghdad’s busiest hospitals on Tuesday to protest what they said was abuse by Iraqi soldiers, leaving about 100 patients to fend for themselves in chaotic wards.
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New blood :

After one of the deadliest weekends in Iraq since the fall of Saddam, calls for foreign troops to be pulled out of the country have redoubled. All hopes of future stability rest on the shoulders of the Iraqi army – but as Ghaith Abdul-Ahad discovered when he spent a fortnight with an elite unit, poor equipment, rampant sectarianism and the ‘Saddam mentality’ mean they have little chance against a ruthless insurgency
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U.S. Criticized on Iraq Rebuilding:

They said the United States’ $18.4-billion effort had fallen short of restoring essential services such as power, water and sanitation. The criticism reflected a growing belief in Iraq and elsewhere that the Bush administration had bungled the reconstruction by giving billions to private corporations to tackle major infrastructure projects.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9509.htm

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Seymour M. Hersh: Get Out The Vote:

Did Washington try to manipulate Iraq‚s election?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9507.htm

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In case you missed it:

Welcome back, Saddam! : – Satire –

All my lies, all the deception, all the money and blood wasted, just so we can have in power an Islamic theocracy that hates us even more than you hated us.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7658.htm

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Iran behind gassing of Kurds, Shiite massacre: Saddam lawyer

“We have evidence, papers, that thePentagon produced showing that Iraq did not possess the poison gas in question at that point in time. Iran is the one responsible for the Kurds,” he said Tuesday.
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In case you missed it:

Saddam Could Call CIA in His Defence
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6421.htm

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Democracy Now Interview With Seymour Hersh:

Hersh’s article cites unidentified former military and intelligence officials who said the administration had gone ahead with covert election activities in Iraq that “were conducted by retired CIA officers and other nongovernment personnel, and used funds that were not necessarily appropriated by Congress.”
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/19/1353243

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Qaeda warns European nations to quit Iraq by August 15 or risk attacks:

After August 15, “there will be no more messages, just actions that will be engraved on the heart of Europe. “It will be a bloody war in the service of God,” said the statement, the authenticity of which could not be verified.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9508.htm

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Official report ‘linked terror risk to Iraq’ :

A British intelligence document warned weeks before the 7 July bombings that events in Iraq were fuelling “terrorist related activity in the UK” , according to leaks published today.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article300193.ece

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Two-thirds believe London bombings are linked to Iraq war : Poll:

The poll makes it clear that voters believe further attacks in Britain by suicide bombers are also inevitable, with 75% of those responding saying there will be more attacks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9506.htm

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In case you missed it:

Niger and Iraq: the war’s biggest lie?:

Investigation: Neil Mackay reveals why everyone now accepts that claims Saddam Hussein got uranium from Africa are fraudulent … except, that is, Britain’s beleaguered prime minister and his Cabinet supporters
www.sundayherald.com/print35264

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British Gov’t Under Fire Over Bomber Probe:

UK intelligence service did not detain one of the London attackers last year after linking him to a suspect in an alleged plot by other Britons of Pakistani descent to explode a truck bomb in the capital.
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Use and abuse of intelligence :

Tony Blair takes advice from his security experts when it fits with his foreign policy, and ignores it when it doesn’t
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9505.htm

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Congresman Tancredo: No apology:

He believes bombing of Muslim holy sites has been discussed
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A Muslim Problem:

Did Thomas Friedman Flunk History?
www.counterpunch.com/shahid07182005.html

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John Yoo: Terrorists Gone Wild :

John Yoo, a “visiting scholar‰ at the neocon criminal organization the American Enterprise Institute, suggests “our intelligence agencies create a false terrorist organization‰ as a way to fight against another false terrorist organization, al-Qaeda.
kurtnimmo.com/blog/?p=836

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Self-service jihad:

Both German and French secret services are now concentrating on young, EU Muslims who leave for jihad training in Iraq and come back to Europe to join or start sleeper cells.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/GG20Aa02.html

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Appeals Court to Consider Padilla Case:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is scheduled to convene in Richmond to consider a question with vast implications for civil liberties and the fight against terrorism: whether the president can indefinitely detain, without criminal charges, a U.S. citizen captured on American soil.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9595.htm

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Top Iran leaders meet Iraqi premier, pledge security cooperation:

Iran’s top leaders on Monday backed fellow Shiite Muslim-dominated Iraq’s quest for stability and peace, but its supreme leader also criticized the U.S. presence in Iran’s war-ravaged neighbor.
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Iraq’s dangerous new friend:

On sunday, George W. Bush’s war against terror was turned upside down ˜ and this time the president might even notice. That’s because when “our guys” in Iraq start firmly allying with an “axis of evil” nation, its got to ring some warning bells, no?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9513.htm

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US-backed groups organize regime change in Iran :

If the CIA and its associated regime change NGOs succeed, it could be a very bloody black & blue coup.
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U.S. lays groundwork in Eastern Europ:

The U.S. Army is conducting joint military exercises this month in Bulgaria and Romania as a key test of Pentagon plans to develop Eastern European bases as staging areas for fighting in the Middle East.
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Gwynne Dyer : Israel and Palestine: the end of the “calm” :

It was a pattern all too familiar from the intifada of 2001-2004, but with the added complication that the Palestinians themselves were now on the brink of a civil war.
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/19/2005&Cat=14&Num=001

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 07/18/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/gcyo

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Did the CIA undermine Italy’s war on terror?:

“The kidnapping of Abu Omar was not just illegal, having seriously violated Italian sovereignty, but it was also harmful and corrosive to the effectiveness of the overall fight against terrorism,”
snipurl.com/gcyp

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Niger children starving to death :

Children are dying of starvation in feeding centres in Niger, where 3.6m people face severe food shortages, aid agencies have warned. Aid agency World Vision warns that 10% of the children in the worst affected areas could die.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4695355.stm

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Guatemala Apologizes for 1982 Massacre :

Under orders from an international court, Guatemala apologized Monday for the government-directed massacre of 226 people in a highland village.
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Bolivians Struggle for Democracy:

The recent crisis that forced the resignation of Bolivia‚s second president in less than two years stems from a much deeper problem that is plaguing the entire Latin American region: namely, what is best for the people and who decides?
www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/164

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Cruel twist to a failed policy:

Of the myriad sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Cuba for almost 50 years, few are as cruel, vindictive and un-American as those that sharply limit Cuban-Americans from visiting their relatives on the island. Last month the U.S. House voted to uphold those sanctions
snipurl.com/gcyr

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UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalists in Brazil and Haiti:

Any physical violence against media professionals is Œa crime against society, since this curtails freedom of expression
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=15065&Cr=journalist&Cr1=

snipurl.com/gcys

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Brazil Signs US$600-Million Oil Contract with China :

Brazil’s government owned Petrobras announced Monday, July 18, the signing of a contract for the export to China of 12,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil adding that it expects sales of petroleum products to reach US$ 1 billion annually in five years.
snipurl.com/gcyt

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Russian-Chinese joint military exercises:

About 3,000 Russian troops (from the Air Force, Airborne Forces, and Navy) and 5,000 Chinese troops will be involved in the exercises.
snipurl.com/gcyu

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Karl Rove’s Nondisclosure Agreement:

A fact sheet released by Rep. Waxman explains that the nondisclosure agreement signed by Karl Rove prohibited Mr. Rove from confirming the identity of covert CIA agent Valerie Wilson to reporters.
www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_22864.shtml

snipurl.com/gcyv

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UK: Foreign scientists barred amid terror fears :

Security services have barred more than 200 foreign scientists from studying at British universities over the past four years, amid fears they could present a terrorist threat, the Guardian has learned.
snipurl.com/gcyw

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It’s full steam ahead for EU constitution, even after ‘No’ votes:

The constitution is being implemented, clause by clause, as if the No votes had not happened.
snipurl.com/gcyx

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More Expensive Driver‚s Licenses Coming, Governors Warn:

Governors warned Monday that states and consumers would bear much of the burden for a terrorism-driven push to turn licenses into a national ID card.
informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=166400379

snipurl.com/gcyz

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