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 Information Clearing House  Digest July 23-27 2005

 
 

Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols: Aldous Huxley:

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“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.” : Albert Einstein – (1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 80 Days

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Who’s Taking Blame for Christian Violence?

How do our current religious leaders think Jesus would react to the concept of collateral damage?

by Calvin White

Now that imams in Britain and Canada are standing up and publicly condemning terrorist acts as anti-Muslim and against the teachings in the Qur’an, I wonder if pressure might be put on Christian leaders to take a similar stand.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9577.htm

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Dance of deception

The assumption that worldwide Islam bears the responsibility for radical young men and women who blow up buses and trains is devoid of logic and conscience.

by James M. Wall

Enough of giving advice to Muslims. Our responsibility is to demand that Western leaders accept that what they’ve done to others has a direct connection to what is now being done unto us.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9586.htm

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Are Stupid White Men Really Stupid?

By Dom Stasi

We must wake up and regain our country from the criminals, fools, and traitors who‚ve assumed it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9573.htm

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Suicide bomber kills 5 at Baghdad hospital-police:

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a Baghdad hospital on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 10, police sources said.
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Security incidents in Iraq, July 27:

Four U.S soldiers were killed on Tuesday evening when a roadside bomb was detonated near their vehicle in south- western Baghdad, the U.S military said on Wednesday.
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L27012102

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Five Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded in Two Incidents in Iraq:

One soldier was killed and five were wounded today when an improvised explosive device detonated near a combat patrol in Salah Ad Din province at about 11. On July 24, four Task Force Baghdad soldiers were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb at 7:15 p.m.
www.defenselink.mil/news/Jul2005/20050727_2248.html

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Mortar attack in central Baghdad Kills 3 :

Three people are reported killed and 37 wounded in a mortar attack in central Baghdad.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/308A5194-F688-4C79-8B45-73FFDC9E2DB5.htm

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Algeria confirms Iraq envoys killed:

“Al-Qaida” in Iraq has said it has killed two kidnapped Algerian envoys because of their government’s support for the United States, according to an Internet statement.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/54986E6B-089B-4DFF-B166-ABCBD9796038.htm

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Iraq Wants Quick Withdrawal of U.S. Troops :

Iraq’s transitional prime minister called Wednesday for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops and the top U.S. commander here said he believed a ``fairly substantial’’ pullout could begin next spring and summer.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/artice9580.htm

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Civil War Spectre Spurs New Iraq Exit Plans:

Growing pessimism about averting civil war in Iraq, as well as mounting concerns that the U.S. military presence there may itself be fuelling the insurgency and Islamist extremism worldwide, has spurred a spate of new calls for the United States to withdraw its 140,000 troops sooner rather than later.
ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=29639

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Poll: USA doubts Iraq success, but not ready to give up:

Most Americans don’t believe the United States will succeed in winning the war in Iraq or establishing a stable democracy there, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll.
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Pentagon identifies top Iraq rebels:

Pentagon officials confirmed yesterday that they have identified the top eight to 10 leaders of the insurgency in Iraq, but said the United States had no idea how many insurgents had been killed or captured in the past seven months.
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050727-092923-7517r

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US ‘misread motivation’ of suicide bombers:

Not everyone accepts the stereotype of suicide bombers recruited by the Al Qaeda network, as religiously-inspired haters of Western values, intent of destroying Western civilisation. One American analyst says it’s too simplistic to assume Islamic fundamentalism in the central cause.
www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2005/s1418817.htm

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Al-Zarqawi Issues Video-History Of His Terror Group.:

“The crusader armies have been taken prisoner in Iraq and the head of the crusaders [the US president George W. Bush] made an error when, in 2003, he announced the end of the war in Iraq, because it has only just begun
www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Terrorism&loid=8.0.191415550&par=0

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Guardsman: CIA beat Iraqis with hammer handles:

CIA officials used a sledgehammer handle to beat various prisoners in Iraq, and one official, whose name is classified, would often brag about his abuse of prisoners, according to testimony in a closed session of a military hearing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9585.htm

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Calif. National Guard Company Under Torture Investigation:

The investigation appears to deal with allegations an electric stun gun was used to abuse or torture Iraqi detainees
kcal9.com/localnews/localnewsla_story_208141157.html

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Witnesses Say Army Dogs Bit Detainees :

Military dogs bit at least two detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, one severely enough to require stitches, witnesses testified Tuesday at a pretrial hearing for two Army dog handlers. The unmuzzled dogs were also used to terrify inmates at the direction of the highest-ranking military intelligence officer at the prison, one witness said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5169857,00.html

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Abu Ghraib Dog Tactics Came From Guantanamo:

Military interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq learned about the use of military working dogs to intimidate detainees from a team of interrogators dispatched from the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to court testimony yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9583.htm

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Frist pulls defense bill to elude votes on handling captives:

The unusual move came after senators, including several leading Republicans, beat back an effort by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to block amendments setting standards for military-prisoner interrogations and delaying base closings scheduled for approval later this year.
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/world/12233735.htm

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The Iraq mess:

The fighting has transformed itself largely into civil war. The 170,000 Iraqi security forces, largely Shiite in composition, represent the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. They are opposed and targeted by the largely Sunni insurgents.
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Bulgaria’s Withdrawal from Iraq – Top Priority for Draft Cabinet:

Withdrawing the Bulgarian military contingent in Iraq will be a major priority of the coalition between the country’s Socialists and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF).
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=50423

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Fewer early sign-ups as Army struggles to recruit soldiers:

The Army, which expects to miss its 2005 recruiting goal by about 12,000, already is falling behind for next year.
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British Police Storm Home, Arrest Suspect In Failed Bombings:

British police may have tracked down one of the four men they believe carried out last week’s failed bombings in London.
www.thebostonchannel.com/news/4774112/detail.html

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London terrorists ‘left 16 unexploded bombs’:

The London bombers left a stash of 16 unexploded bombs in a car, some packed with nails, it was revealed today.
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Ready to strike again:

THE fugitive bombers who bungled their attacks on London‚s transport system last week returned to their secret cache of explosives to rearm themselves for another assault, Scotland Yard believes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9581.htm

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Report: MI5 sought to recruit al-Qaida leader:

MI5 tried to recruit senior al-Qaida figure Abu Qatada as an informer in a bid to keep terror off the streets of Britain, it was reported Wednesday.
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050727-031425-1430r

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Cause and consequence :

Two million people, including a vast number of British Muslims, took to the streets against the invasion of Iraq. Blair preferred the warmth of the White House’s embrace. Ignore the marchers and you risk igniting the murderers. If the alternative to terrorism is democracy, then it is time the people of Britain and Iraq alike were listened to and the occupation ended.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9582.htm

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John Pilger: Blair Is Unfit To Be Prime Minister:

The bombs of 7 July were Blair’s bombs. Blair brought home to this country his and Bush’s illegal, unprovoked and blood-soaked adventure in the Middle East. Were it not for his epic irresponsibility, the Londoners who died in the Tube and on the No 30 bus almost certainly would be alive today.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9584.htm

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Halliburton announces 284 percent increase in war profits: –

Halliburton announced on Friday that its KBR division, responsible for carrying out Pentagon contracts, experienced a 284 percent increase in operating profits during the second quarter of this year.
www.halliburtonwatch.org/news/earnings072205.html

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Palestinian killed in Jenin clashes:

A Palestinian teenager was killed and nine people wounded, two of them Israeli soldiers, when clashes flared during an Israeli arrest operation in the northern West Bank on Wednesday
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=14129

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Jerusalem OKs Neighborhood Construction:

Jerusalem planners have approved the construction of a new Jewish neighborhood in the city’s Muslim Quarter, officials said Tuesday, threatening to further inflame tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the city
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050726/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_jerusalem

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Israel: Peace Now: TV program funding incitement by extreme right wing :

The Peace Now movement on Wednesday accused a Channel 2 television news magazine program of funding incitement after it purchased a video of a ceremony produced by extreme right-wing elements, in which they called for the death of the prime minister.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/605378.html

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Iran says it will restart nuclear activity:

Iran will restart some nuclear activities, including a key step prior to uranium enrichment, despite a European agreement over its contentious atomic program.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/41A6B9E4-71C0-40E2-8B1C-897CEFF32A7C.htm

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Iran oil bourse wins authorization :

Iran‚s Bourse Council has given the go ahead to establishment of the first-ever oil, gas and petrochemical stock market in the Islamic Republic, a deputy minister of oil said.
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/26/2005&Cat=9&Num=2

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NK Commits to Dismantling Nukes Verifiably:

North Korea reportedly promised Wednesday that it could ``verifiably¡¯¡¯ liquidate all of its nuclear weapons programs should Washington remove its ``nuclear threat¡¯¡¯ on the Korean Peninsula and normalize its diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200507/kt2005072722561110160.htm

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Condoleezza Rice at the Center of the Plame Scandal:

She alone among senior officials was knowing and complicitous at every successive stage of the great half-baked yellow cake fraud.
www.counterpunch.com/morris07272005.html

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Roberts’s Right to Vote against Roe Is Defended:

Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. will be free to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision if he is appointed to the high court, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday.
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/072705Z.shtml

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White House denies access to Roberts’ tax returns:

The Bush administration will not give Senate investigators access to federal tax returns of Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., White House and congressional officials said Tuesday, a break with precedent that could exacerbate a growing conflict over document disclosure in the confirmation process.
www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20050727/1040375.asp

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The GOP is Certain to Win in 2006 ˜ Unless…:

Here‚s the very bad news: the Democrats will almost certainly lose in 2006 and again in 2008.
www.crisispapers.org/essays-p/certainwin.htm

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U.S. stands apart from other nations on maternity leave:

Out of 168 nations in a Harvard University study last year, 163 had some form of paid maternity leave, leaving the United States in the company of Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland.
www.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-07-26-maternity-leave_x.htm

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Correction: CNBC story on Julian Robertson:

What did he really say?
www.andongkim.com/articles/2005/07/cnbcstoryjrobertsonandongkim.htm

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Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005

“For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are.” : Niccolo Machiavelli – (1469-1527) Italian Statesman and Political Philosopher – Source: Discourses, 1513-1517

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“As I watch government at all levels daily eat away at our freedom, I keep thinking how prosperity and government largesse have combined to make most of us fat and lazy and indifferent to, or actually in favor of, the limits being placed on that freedom.” : Lyn Nofziger – [Franklyn C. Nofziger] Press Secretary for President Reagan

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“It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become prey to the active. The conditions upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.” : John Philpot Curran – (1750-1814) Irish Orator, Statesman, Judge – Date: July 10, 1790 – Source: Speech, Dublin, July 10, 1790

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“For most Americans the Constitution had become a hazy document, cited like the Bible on ceremonial occasions but forgotten in the daily transactions of life.” : Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. – (1888-1965)

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 79 Days

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Criminals, Fools, and Traitors

Are Stupid White Men Really Stupid?

By Dom Stasi

The vast majority of Americans are honorable people. But Americans are people who‚ve been lied to by those in positions of trust for so long and so often that they‚ve lost their ability or their desire to recognize the truth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9573.htm

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The Morals of Tony Blair

by Adam Young

Quite possibly Tony Blair rightly fears the real eventual possibility of impeachment and arraignment as a war criminal if he were ever to show even the hint of uncertainty over the rightness of his war crimes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9571.htm

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The Iraqi Resistance Is Prepared For Ten Year War

An Interview with a top Baath party official

Salah al Mukhtar, 61, lives currently in Yemen, but underscores that his stay is a “temporary” one, as he is convinced that one day he will return to Iraq and that it will be to an Iraq governed again by Baath. Arabmonitor obtained a thorough interview with al Mukhtar, one of the top-ranking personalities among the Iraqi émigré community.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9572.htm

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Gunmen kill up to 17 in Baghdad bus ambush-police:

The police sources said the al-Faris factory worked on reconstruction projects. Insurgents often target Iraqis seen as working for the U.S.-backed authorities.
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Four guardsmen from Georgia unit killed in Iraq:

Georgia National Guard officials say they will have no details of an attack that killed four members of the Guard’s 48th Combat Brigade until their families are notified.
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Intelligence officer assassinated in Basra:

An Intelligence officer was assassinated by unknown militants who opened fire in the heart of Basra Tuesday and a child was killed and three civilians were injured in the shooting.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=755147

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50,000 Iraqi insurgents killed, arrested:

A retired U.S. Army general claims U.S. and Iraqi forces have killed or arrested more than 50,000 Iraqi insurgents in the past seven months
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18 Months In Prison For Murder Of Iraqi:

An Indiana national guardsman pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide in the death of an Iraqi police officer, a crime he was accused of attempting to cover up by shooting himself in the stomach. Cpl. Dustin Berg, 22, will spend 18 months in prison and receive a bad conduct discharge from the Army.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_prison_072605,00.html

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Witness testifies he saw dogs bite Iraqi detainees:

Two Iraqis at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison were bitten by dogs as they were being handled by sergeants who were competing to see who could scare more detainees, a witness testified Tuesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9574.htm

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Family says son was forgotten:

AN Australian man imprisoned by the US military in Iraq for more than 18 months without charge has been forgotten by the Australian Government, his family claims.
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Iraq exit on the agenda:

Growing pessimism about averting civil war in Iraq as well as concerns that the US military presence there may itself be fueling the insurgency and Islamist extremism worldwide, have spurred a spate of new calls for the United States to withdraw its 140,000 troops sooner rather than later.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GG27Ak01.html

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Green card soldiers:

150 U.S. Troops Become American Citizens:

They pledged allegiance Monday to a country they were already fighting for, and then the immigrants from 43 countries formally became Americans.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_citizens_072605,00.html

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Islam to decide Iraq law as Sunni Arabs end boycott :

There was no reference in the new draft to having to take account of democracy or civil rights.
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Iran allocates $1b to Iraq reconstruction :

Iraqi Minister of Electricity Abd al-Muhsin Shalash said Iran allocated one billion dollars for reconstruction of the war-torn Iraq, which will be mainly spent on infrastructural projects, particularly, energy industry.
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/26/2005&Cat=9&Num=13

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Despite $2 billion spent, residents say Baghdad is crumbling:

Talib Abu Younes put his lips to a glass of tap water recently and watched worms swimming in the bottom.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9575.htm

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Former Bush aide turns critic as Iraq inspector:

The office had paid a contractor twice for the same work. A U.S. official was allowed to handle millions of dollars in cash weeks after he was fired for incompetence. Of the $119.9 million allocated for regional projects, $89.4 million was disbursed without contracts or other documentation. An additional $7.2 million couldn’t be found at all.
www.post-gazette.com/pg/05207/543937.stm

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting:

Fighting between Taliban rebels and US and Afghan forces has killed about 50 suspected insurgents and two Afghan soldiers in the deadliest clashes in weeks.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EC95D980-7666-4507-98C3-480E36A8F8AA.htm

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Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan:

A Green Beret based at Fort Bragg died last week after he was attacked in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.
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Afghans protest outside U.S. base over arrests :

About 2,000 Afghans protested outside the main American base in Afghanistan on Tuesday after the arrest of several villagers in what the U.S. military said was an anti-insurgent operation.
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Conflicts’ costs may exceed $700 billion:

War in Iraq, Afghanistan saddles U.S. taxpayers with enormous debt, critics say; deficit spending blamed.
www.detnews.com/2005/nation/0507/25/A05-257768.htm

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‘Possible’ Explosives Found in London Home:

British police investigating last week’s failed terror attacks said they found a large amount of possible explosives in a North London apartment Tuesday.
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Poll says most Muslims consider leaving U.K.:

The Guardian/ICM poll, released Tuesday, said one in five Muslims has suffered Islamophobia that included abuse or hostility against the persons or a family member since the attacks by British-born suicide bombers.
www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20050726-12081700-bc-britain-muslims.xml

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The Guardian/ICM Poll In Full
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Brazilians demand arrest over killing:

Hundreds of relatives and friends of a Brazilian shot to death in London after being mistaken for a terrorist marched along the cobblestone streets of his hometown Monday, demanding the arrest of the British police who fired the fatal shots.
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Hizb Man Sacked From The Guardian :

A statement said: “The Guardian now believes continuing membership of the organisation to be incompatible with his continued employment by the company.”
www.mpacuk.org/content/view/6/845/105/

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US to keep military base in Kyrgyzstan:

The United States has won assurances from Kyrgyzstan that Washington can keep its military base in the former Soviet Central Asian state as long as the situation in Afghanistan required it.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AE3DFA87-A952-42EA-B797-58663340B2BD.htm

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Rumsfeld in talks on US air bases :

Four Central Asian states, Russia and China have urged the US to give a timeframe for withdrawal of forces used to support operations in Afghanistan.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4716563.stm

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Beirut clashes follow Geagea amnesty:

At least one person has been killed and several others wounded in clashes that broke out in Beirut after the Lebanese parliament granted former militia leader Samir Geagea amnesty.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CB7FEEE2-9463-43DB-8842-F069430A8613.htm

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Egypt IDs Body It Suspects Was Bomber:

Investigators have identified a suspected suicide bomber in the weekend attacks that killed scores in this Red Sea resort, saying he was an Egyptian
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050726/ap_on_re_mi_ea/egypt_resort_attack

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 07/25/05:

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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A nation slowly starving to death:

Discussions have begun on food lifts from Australia, as Niger faces what the United Nations has described as the No. 1 neglected crisis in the world.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,16060553%255E662,00.html

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PHOTOS: Niger’s crisis finally gets the spotlight
www.alertnet.org/thenews/photoalbum/1122384440.htm

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Russia Probes Bushehr Delays:

Russian officials said authorities have launched an investigation of the Bushehr project and its funding. They said a senior Russian representative established a straw company that siphoned $23 million in funding to construct the nuclear reactor.
www.menewsline.com/stories/2005/july/07_27_1.html

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Italy orders arrest of six more CIA agents:

An Italian appeals court yesterday ordered the arrest of six additional CIA agents in connection with the disappearance of a radical Muslim cleric who was snatched from the streets of Milan two years ago, a prosecutor said.
www.post-gazette.com/pg/05207/543685.stm

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Judge denies bond for Cuban, seeks Bay of Pigs info:

Lawyers for Luis Posada Carriles called the request “surprising” because they said if Posada is found to have engaged in terrorism, it would imply the CIA did also.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N2515666.htm

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A U.S. creation or not, don’t call Posada a soldier:

No matter what you may think about the war in Iraq, it is outrageous and insulting to compare American soldiers to a man who boasted of paying people to secretly plant bombs in hotels and restaurants that cater to innocent civilians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9576.htm

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Amnesty International Designates Haitian Priest “Prisoner of Conscience” :

Amnesty International has designated Fr. Jean-Juste as a Prisoner of Conscience and asked for international action .
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR360082005?open&of=ENG-HTI

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Ghosts of the 1915 U.S. Invasion Still Haunt Haiti’s People:

While it takes American leaders and their armed enforcers just a few hours, days, weeks, months to rewrite another sovereign nation’s history, it takes more than 90 years to overcome devastations caused by such an operation
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9570.htm

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Venezuela: New TV network hits airwaves:

The station is being marketed as an alternative to major news outlets like CNN and Fox.
www.washtimes.com/upi/20050725-084425-3765r.htm

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Rep. Ron Paul: The Patriot Act Four Years Later :

Some of my congressional colleagues referenced the recent London bombings during the debate, insinuating that opponents of the Patriot Act somehow would be responsible for a similar act here at home. I won‚t even dignify that slur with the response it deserves.
www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2005/tst072505.htm

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Patriot Games :

If House Democrats had stuck together in opposition to moves by the Bush administration to reauthorize the worst elements of the Patriot Act, the legislation would have been defeated and a major victory would have been won for civil liberties.
www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?pid=7923

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Seattle Police Officers Begin New “Anti-Terror” Training:

The Seattle Police Department plans to spend $30,000 for training to prevent suicide bombers for all officers, and it will include training from an Israeli general.
www.komotv.com/stories/38161.htm

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Welcome to America:

LAX-To-London Flight Diverted to Boston:

A flight from Los Angeles to London was diverted to Boston early Tuesday because three Pakistani passengers were acting suspiciously, but nothing amiss was found and the three were released after questioning, authorities said.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5167486,00.html

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Welcome to America:

Police force frightened tourists off bus:

Officers in riot gear handcuffed a group of apparently harmless South Asian-looking men with British accents after a jittery tour bus worker reported they seemed suspicious. The men were forced to kneel on the footpath, with their hands bound behind their backs, in front of the Winter Garden theatre.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1260&storyid=3502235

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The Anointed of America :

In fundamentalist circles, the Christian doctrine of love and devotion blends sheer hypocrisy with a primitive agenda of enforced ignorance and intolerant control.
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Senate Moves to Shield Gun Industry :

The Senate put off until fall completing a $491 billion defense bill in order to act this week on the National Rifle Association’s top priority: shielding gun manufacturers and dealers from liability suits stemming from gun crimes.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5168407,00.html

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Legendary Funds Manager Predicts 20 million people could lose their homes:

Inflation will run into the double and triple digits. “Food production will fall. People will be carrying around U.S. dollars in wheelbarrows like Germany,” he said.
www.andongkim.com/articles/2005/06/JRobertsonglobalcollapse.htm

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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005

“No man survives when freedom fails, The best men rot in filthy jails, And those who cry ‘appease, appease’ Are hanged by those they tried to please.”: Hiram Mann

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“Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.” : Marshall McLuhan – (1911-1980)

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“…free enterprise, [is] a term that refers, in practice, to a system of public subsidy and private profit, with massive government intervention in the economy to maintain a welfare state for the rich.‰ : Noam Chomsky

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 76 Days

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Shots to the Heart of Iraq

Innocent civilians, including people who are considered vital to building democracy, are increasingly being killed by U.S. troops.

By Richard C. Paddock

Salihee’s widow, Raghad al Wazzan, said she accepted the American soldiers’ presence when they first arrived in Iraq because “they came and liberated us.” She sometimes helped them at the hospital where she works as a doctor. But not anymore. “Now, after they killed my husband, I hate them,” she said. “I want to blow them all up.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9564.htm

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West’s Policies Must Change

Blair imported Mideast violence to Britain.

by Eric Margolis

Murdering civilians in London, New York or Tel Aviv is a heinous crime. But to many people around the globe, so was the trumped-up invasion of Iraq that violated every norm of international law, the ongoing U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, and the agony of Palestine. Deporting or jailing loudmouth radical Muslim clerics and closing madrassas won’t stop the dangerous jihadist movement. Neither will blaming Islam or Pakistan. Terrorist violence is the effect, not the cause.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9565.htm

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The Pain of Patriotism

By Joel Miller

We must erase the insult to the men and women who built this country that liberty fears to speak her mind and justice is forced to sell herself to the highest bidder.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9553.htm

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Security incidents in Iraq, July 25:

12 Iraqi civilians were killed, car bomber killed three Iraqi commandos, Gunmen storm house killing four, including two women, The head of Samarra’s local council, Taha Ahmed, was assassinated with an associate
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA544798.htm

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Four U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack :

Four soldiers were killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in the deadliest attack on the 48th Brigade Combat Team since its mobilization.
news.mywebpal.com/partners/680/public/news648509.html

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Samarra:

A Soldier was killed July 25 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during a combat patrol near Samarra in Salah Ad Din Province.
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U.S. Soldier Killed:

A Soldier was killed and two were wounded during an indirect fire attack on a Coalition Forces base near Balad at about 3:30 p.m. on July 24.
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NC-Based Marine Killed By Roadside Bomb In Iraq:

The Department of Defense had not listed Opskar as a casualty on its Web site as of Sunday night.
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Army accuses corporal of war crimes in Iraq:

Cpl. Dustin Berg seemed to be a hometown hero in the making when he left on his 20th birthday to fight in the war that inspired him to join the military.
www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20050725/3010148.asp

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Guardsman Pleads Guilty in Iraqi Murder :

An Indiana national guardsman charged with murder in the death of an Iraqi police officer pleaded guilty at his court-martial Monday to a lesser charge of negligent homicide.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5165297,00.html

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Shots to the Heart of Iraq:

Innocent civilians, including people who are considered vital to building democracy, are increasingly being killed by U.S. troops.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9564.htm

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Amnesty International Slams Iraqi Insurgents:

The London-based human rights group Amnesty International says insurgents battling U.S.-led forces in Iraq are engaged in “a pattern of war crimes and crimes against humanity.”
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U.S. defies order to give up Abu Ghraib abuse photos :

Lawyers for the Defense Department are refusing to cooperate with a federal judge’s order to release secret photographs and videotapes related to the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9563.htm

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Don’t pursue PKK rebels in Iraq, Zebari tells Turkey:

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari warned Turkey on Sunday not to let its troops cross into northern Iraq to hunt Kurdistan Workers’ Party rebels.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L24291796.htm

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US-Iraqi task force to decide on US troop exit:

US and Iraqi authorities are to set up a body to decide on the crucial question of how and when US troops will hand over security in the war-torn country to Iraqi forces, the US embassy said Sunday.
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=18039&pn=international

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US accepts Polish plans to exit Iraq:

The United States had accepted Poland’s plans to withdraw most of its 1700 troops from Iraq at the beginning of next year, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski says.
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US report raises concern about insurgents infiltrating Iraqi police:

A US government report has concluded that likely insurgents have infiltrated Iraq’s police service, while other recruits have criminal records or are barely literate.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050724/pl_afp/iraqussecurity

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Grief for British, but none for Iraqis? :

I’ve been stunned these last few days by the juxtaposition of American reactions to the July 7 terrorist attacks in London, where 59 died, and the huge July 17 attack of a single suicide bomber in Musayyib, Iraq, where 71 people died.
www.startribune.com/stories/1519/5521390.html

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Police shot Brazilian eight times :

The man mistaken for a suicide bomber by police was shot eight times, an inquest into his death has heard.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4713753.stm

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Public doubts grow over shoot-to-kill:

Public opinion over the police’s controversial shoot-to-kill policy has wavered dramatically since an innocent man was shot dead in London last Friday.
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Another victim of Blair’s war on terror:

We must end the view that civil liberties are negotiable: A democratic state has a duty to maintain non-negotiable standards – otherwise, we slip further and further into arbitrary state power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9562.htm

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Phones link terror cells:

AS the four failed suicide bombers continued to evade Britain’s biggest manhunt last night, evidence was emerging of ever-stronger links between them and the terror cell that brought carnage to the capital two weeks earlier.
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Police name two bombing suspects :

Police have named two of the men they suspect of trying to set off bombs in a co-ordinated attack on three London Tube trains and a bus last Thursday.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4715201.stm

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85 per cent Brits say Iraq war caused 7/7:

The overwhelming majority of the public believe that the London bombings were, at least in part, due to Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war, according to a new opinion poll.
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13902975

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Straw backs down on denial of Iraq link :

JACK Straw, the Foreign Secretary, yesterday stepped back from his earlier denials that the war on Iraq had nothing to do with the terror attacks in London.
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1677202005

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Injustices not religions breed terrorism: Imran:

As a Pakistani, it has been a bad week to be in London.
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Mike Whitney: Decoding Tom Friedman :

The source of the problem is not in the heart of Islam but in the sanctuaries of the American plutocracy, where fantasists who never held a rifle dreamt of leading the nation to war. Their muddled vision has now produced the greatest wave of terror the world has ever seen.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9567.htm

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Denunciation doesn’t work :

Condemning terrorism to the exclusion of everything else will not equip us to deal with the threat we face
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Al Qaeda or Al Fayda- Roots of Global Terror:

“These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America’s founding fathers.” (Ronald Regan while introducing the Mujahideen leaders to media on the White house lawns. (1985)
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9561.htm

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Effort here to charge London suspect was blocked:

The Justice Department blocked efforts by its prosecutors in Seattle in 2002 to bring criminal charges against Haroon Aswat, according to federal law-enforcement officials who were involved in the case.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002399039_aswat24m.html

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Many suspects, few certainties:

On Monday the Pakistani authorities reacted with indignation to suggestions that the Egyptian authorities were pursuing a number of Pakistanis, possibly with al-Qaeda links, over the bombings.
www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4218959

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Uri Avnery: The march of the orange shirts:

A large fascist camp is now threatening Israeli democracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9560.htm

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General: ‘Nazi’ slurs are anti-IDF psychological warfare :

Israel Defense Forces GOC Southern Command Dan Harel leveled harsh criticism at protestors on Monday whom he said are waging psychological warfare against soldiers in the field.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/604435.html

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Knesset panel approves amendments limiting Palestinian right to sue state for damages :

The government-proposed amendment, which would be retroactively enacted for incidents dating from July 2000, effectively blocks Palestinians from submitting damage claims against the State of Israel.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/604523.html

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Thousands protest after soldiers kill 3 boys in Kashmir:

At least 5,000 people gathered near Kupwara town to grieve over the bodies of the dead boys and express their anger against the Indian army. “We want freedom … Down with the security forces,‰ the protesters shouted.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_25-7-2005_pg7_1

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One U.S. soldier among 13 killed in Afghan fighting:

A U.S. soldier was killed along with an Afghan soldier and 11 guerrillas in heavy fighting in central Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL251967.htm

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Afghan bomber dies in Chaman:

An Afghan national was killed and four people were injured on Sunday in a bomb blast near the Pak-Afghan border.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_25-7-2005_pg1_6

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Purported Mullah Omar Recording Emerges In Afghanistan:

Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi says fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has called on his supporters to put aside differences and continue to battle U.S. and Afghan government forces.
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New U.S. Tactic: Employ Poor Afghans :

With escalating violence threatening Afghanistan’s future, the U.S. military has a new focus: employ as many of the poor as possible to rebuild schools and medical clinics so they don’t join the Taliban or al-Qaida.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5163833,00.html

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Rumsfeld in Kyrgyzstan to discuss future of US military presence

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld flew to Kyrgyzstan to discuss the US military presence here with its newly elected leaders amid shifting allegiances that have jeopardized US access to air bases in the region.
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Venezuela’s Chavez Says U.S. Thirst for Oil Lies Behind Tension With Washington:

He said through conflict with his government, U.S. leaders want “to assure themselves those resources to support their irrational model of development, which at the same time means underdevelopment and misery for the majority of the world’s people.”
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBH0XRTJBE.html

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How the United States Marked the 3rd Anniversary of the Downing Street Memo:

Hundreds of people were turned away today as capacity crowds packed public forums in U.S. cities to discuss the Downing Street Memo and related evidence that President Bush lied about the reasons for war. Halls were filled to capacity and beyond in LA, Oakland, Seattle, Detroit, Northampton, New York, and elsewhere
www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/991

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Roberts Declines to Explain Group Listing :

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts declined Monday to say why he was listed in a leadership directory of the Federalist Society and the White House said he has no recollection of belonging to the conservative group.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5165481,00.html

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Bush Met With Judge Roberts One Day Before Crucial Ruling on Guantanamo Military Tribunals:

As the Bush administration refuses to hand over documents written by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, we talk to Yale University professor Bruce Shapiro about Roberts’ crucial ruling on military tribunals for Guantanamo detainees, his views on abortion and much more. [includes rush transcript]
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/25/1340214

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Investigating a President for High Crimes:

“Did the President Lie, and is that not a high crime?”
www.traprockpeace.org/downing_street_memo.html

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Bush Aide Learned Early of Leaks Probe:

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday that he spoke with White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr. immediately after learning that the Justice Department had launched a criminal investigation into the leak of a CIA operative’s identity.
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/072505Z.shtml

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Gonzales credits Patriot Act:

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday that bombings in London and Egypt make a strong case for renewing the post-September 11 law that critics say infringes on civil liberties.
washingtontimes.com/national/20050724-110416-9775r.htm

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Criticizing Patriot Act Lands Lawyer, in Jail:

Having spent almost three decades offering legal service to immigrants, Chinese American immigration attorney Manlin Chee is now getting used to serving time instead.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9566.htm

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Library readers‚ records seized in Scottsdale :

The U.S. Department of Justice used court orders three times in early 2004 to obtain documents from the Scottsdale Public Library containing reader account information, according to records released by the city.
www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=44707

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Slain Marine’s Family Will Get Apology For Comments

Family members said Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll’s came to the funeral uninvited, passed out business cards and made a remark about the government being against the war.
www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/4765490/detail.html

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Date: Sunday, 24 July 2005

An English Plea For Peace With The American Colonies

My Lords, this ruinous and ignominious situation, where we cannot act with success, nor suffer with honour, calls upon us to remonstrate in the strongest and loudest language of truth, to rescue the ear of Majesty from the delusions which surround it. You cannot, I venture to say, you CANNOT conquer America.

What is your present situation there? We do not know the worst; but we know that in three campaigns we have done nothing and suffered much. You may swell every expense, and strain every effort, still more extravagantly; accumulate every assistance you can beg or borrow; traffic and barter with every pitiful German Prince, that sells and sends his subjects to the shambles of a foreign country: your efforts are forever vain and impotent-doubly so from this mercenary aid on which you rely; for it irritates to an incurable resentment the minds of your enemies, to overrun them with the sordid sons of rapine and of plunder, devoting them and their possessions to the rapacity of hireling cruelty! If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms! -Never! Never! Never!: William Pitt – – November 18th 1777

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 76 Days

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Iraq: This is now an unwinnable conflict :

As he completes another tour of duty in the chaos of Iraq, award-winning reporter Patrick Cockburn charts how Bush and Blair’s ‘winnable war’ turned into a mess that is inspiring a worldwide insurgency
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9558.htm

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Suicide bomber kills 40:

A SUICIDE bomber in a flatbed truck laden with 220kg of explosives killed up to 40 people outside a Baghdad police station overnight, the US military said, citing Iraqi police reports.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16039075-38201,00.html

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Security incidents in Iraq, July 24:

Police chief…assassinated…A young girl was killed …Gunmen assassinated Police Lieutenant-Colonel Nour -al-Din Mohammed in Kirkuk… A U.S marine was killed by a roadside bomb on Saturday near the town of Rutba… A policeman was killed when a mortar round was fired at the grounds of the Interior Ministry …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA446562.htm

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Marine killed by explosive device near Ar Rutbah
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/July/050724b.htm

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Bomb attacks destroy 2 US Humvees in Iraq, causing casualties :

“A roadside bomb detonated at 8:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) as a US patrol was passing by in the Hasiyba al-Sharqiya area in eastern Ramadi, destroying a Humvee, killing and injuring the soldiers aboard,” resident Hindi Muhmoud al-Dulaimi told Xinhua.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/24/content_3260361.htm

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‘There is always another insurgent’ :

Despite months of assurances that the forces were on the wane, the guerrillas and terrorists battling the U.S.-backed enterprise in Iraq appear to be growing more violent, more resilient and more sophisticated.
www.startribune.com/stories/1762/5522634.html

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Army may not meet recruiting quotas:

The Army’s top personnel officer acknowledged last week that the service would probably miss its recruiting goal this year, the first public admission by a senior Army official and a stark reminder of the Iraq war’s effect on enlistments.
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/world/12209662.htm

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Iraq: This is now an unwinnable conflict :

As he completes another tour of duty in the chaos of Iraq, award-winning reporter Patrick Cockburn charts how Bush and Blair’s ‘winnable war’ turned into a mess that is inspiring a worldwide insurgency
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9558.htm

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U.S. soldier killed in attack in Afghan south:

One other American wounded by suspected Taliban guerrillas
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8686477/

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US troops nearly kill SAS:

TWO patrols of elite Australian SAS soldiers were almost killed by friendly fire during their deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq.
www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story
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Poll: Six in 10 Americans expect new world war:

Some question whether that war has arrived, with fighting dragging on in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the U.S. campaign against terrorism.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8681159/

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Pentagon Blocks Release of Abu Ghraib Images: Here’s Why

They contained scenes of “rape and murder.‰
www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000990590

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White House Aims to Block Legislation on Detainees:

The Bush administration in recent days has been lobbying to block legislation supported by Republican senators that would bar the U.S. military from engaging in “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment” of detainees, from hiding prisoners from the Red Cross, and from using interrogation methods not authorized by a new Army field manual.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9557.htm

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Hicks faces ‘political show trial’: US military lawyer:

The US military commissions which will try Australian detainee David Hicks and other Guantanamo detainees has been branded “political show trials” by the US military lawyer appointed to defend him.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1421072.htm

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‘More could be shot’ – Met chief:

He apologised to the family of Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes, 27, but said there would be no change to the police shoot-to-kill policy.
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British Cops trained in Israel:

Essentially what we are dealing with the formation of a death squadron mentality under the auspices of a civilian police force.
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Police shot my cousin ‘to show off’:

A relative of the Stockwell Tube station shooting victim broke down in tears today as he re-enacted the final movements before his cousin died.
www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/new
s.html?in_article_id=356901&in_page_id=1770

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William Bowles: Day 4 of Open Season on those who are “darker than blue‰ :

We have but a brief window of opportunity to oppose and defeat Blair‚s Œordinary fascism‚ before it engulfs us all and I must say that in all honesty I am not optimistic given the history of this country.
www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0351.html

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Probe urged into London police killing:

British police faced calls on Sunday to explain why they shot and killed an innocent Brazilian man in the hunt for the London bombers.
politics.guardian.co.uk/interviews/story/0,11660,1534819,00.html

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Two bomb plots ‘linked’ :

Scotland Yard has con-firmed the explosive used in the 21 July bomb attempts bore a similarity to that used in the earlier attacks.
www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1535237,00.html

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Britain’s amazing disconnect:

The British are in Iraq, partly out of loyalty to their old ally America, but partly because that are still trying to shape the politics of the oil-rich Middle East, as they have tried to do for a century. But all they have done is stir the pot of hatred and bigotry, and now it’s clear that the chickens have not been boiled but have come home to roost.‰
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Fundamentally speaking :

Muslims who preach hate are to be deported and subject to new restrictions, Charles Clarke announced in the Commons on Wednesday. So what would the home secretary have to say about stuff like this: “Blessed is he who takes your little children and smashes their heads against the rocks”?
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1534628,00.html

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Islamising global conflict:

If you think religion is the source of terrorism you really fail to see the root causes of conflict and extremism
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/752/op9.htm

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1 Palestinian militant, 4 Israeli soldiers killed in clash :

One Palestinian militant and four Israeli soldiers were killed early Sunday in a gunbattle at the Kissofim crossroad east of the central Gaza town of Deir el-Ballah, Palestinian security sources and Israel Radio said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/24/content_3260051.htm

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Two Israelis Killed in Gaza Gun Attack :

Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an Israeli vehicle traveling on the main road connecting the Gaza Strip settlements to Israel early Sunday, killing a husband and wife and wounding four other Israelis, rescue workers and the army said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5162298,00.html

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McKinney reopens 9/11:

Revisiting the issue that helped spur her ouster from Congress three years ago, Rep. Cynthia Mc–Kinney led a Capitol Hill hearing Friday on whether the Bush administration was involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/0705/23natmckinney.html

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Violence ignored in Congo’s Katanga – MSF:

Militiamen and local army units in the north of Congo’s copper-rich Katanga province have turned their guns on civilians in violence perpetuated by power brokers and ignored by the world, a French medical aid charity says.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LEW346583.htm

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Roberts’ rules put U.S. at risk:

As the Senate deliberates the qualifications of Judge John Roberts Jr. for elevation to the nation’s high court, it should closely consider the implications of one case decided this month that will probably receive short shrift, because it isn’t one he authored, but merely joined.
www.stpetersburgtimes.com/2005/07/24/Columns/Roberts__rules_put_US.shtml

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Mike Whitney : John Roberts and the National Security State :

His place on the high-court will solidify the coup that began in year 2000; shifting the tectonic plates of American political life to a hard-right position.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9559.htm

tinyurl.com/asspy

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Probe of leak shifts to perjury, obstruction:

According to lawyers familiar with the case, investigators are comparing statements to federal authorities by two top White House aides, Karl Rove and Lewis Libby, with testimony from reporters who have acknowledged talking to the officials.
tinyurl.com/bpyl2

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Ex-agents rip Bush on CIA leak:

President Bush’s lack of action against a top aide involved in the disclosure of a covert CIA operative’s identity sends ‘’the wrong message” overseas, former US intelligence officials said yesterday.
politics.guardian.co.uk/interviews/story/0,11660,1534819,00.html

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Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005

You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it: Malcolm X (1925 – 1965)

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“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal’”: Martin Luther King Jr.

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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government: Edward Abbey

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 76 Days

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Shot man NOT bomber :

A man shot dead by police hunting the bombers behind Thursday’s London attacks was unconnected to the incidents, police have confirmed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9552.htm

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America the Beautiful

The Pain of Patriotism

By Joel Miller

We must erase the insult to the men and women who built this country that liberty fears to speak her mind and justice is forced to sell herself to the highest bidder.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9553.htm

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I name the four powers who are behind the al-Qaeda conspiracy

Why did the bombers not take the elementary precaution of phoning the mastermind from a telephone box?

By Matthew Parris

There is an unwitting conspiracy between four separate powers to represent the worldwide al-Qaeda network as fiendishly clever, powerfully effective and deeply involved in the London bombings.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9550.htm

snipurl.com/ggg0

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Resort To Fear

by Noam Chomsky

The resort to fear by systems of power to discipline the domestic population has left a long and terrible trail of bloodshed and suffering which we ignore at our peril. Recent history provides many shocking illustrations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9549.htm

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83 Die in Car Bombs at Egyptian Resort :

The attack, Egypt’s deadliest terror hit ever, appeared well coordinated. Two car bombs, possibly by suicide attackers, went off simultaneously at 1:15 a.m. just more than 2 miles apart. A third bomb, believed hidden in a sack, detonated around the same time near a beachside walkway where tourists often stroll at night.
snipurl.com/gga2

Insurgents launch attacks in Baghdad, Fallujah :

Three Fallujah police officers have been found shot to death in the nearby town of Karma.
www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=3630876

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Iraq paper: Saddam to be executed soon:

An Iraqi government newspaper said Saturday that toppled President Saddam Hussein was expected to be sentenced and executed within weeks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9545.htm

snipurl.com/ggg3

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Shot man NOT connected to bombing :

A man shot dead by police hunting the bombers behind Thursday’s London attacks was unconnected to the incidents, police have confirmed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9552.htm

snipurl.com/ggg4

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UK Police: Man Killed Unrelated to Probe :

The man shot and killed on a subway car by London police in front of horrified commuters apparently had nothing to do with this month’s bombings on the city’s transit system, police said Saturday in expressing their ``regrets.’’
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9555.htm

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‘I saw it all. He was dead, five shots’:

‘I looked at his face … He was absolutely petrified’
snipurl.com/ggg6

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Suspect shot dead ‘had no bomb’:

Police are describing him as an “intimate accomplice of the cell‰. His name and address were thought to have been found among the possessions left by the would-be bombers on Thursday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9548.htm

snipurl.com/ggg7

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Tariq Ali: The War Comes Home:

It is time for Blair to go. He took a calculated risk when he decided to back Bush and US foreign policy. He proclaimed proudly that in order to defeat Saddam Hussein a ‘blood price would have to be paid.’ It is being paid by tens of thousands of Iraqi dead and now by innocent Londoners.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9556.htm

snipurl.com/gggp

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Back to you, Mr Blair :

By putting the onus on Muslims to defeat terror, the prime minister absolves himself of responsibility.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9547.htm

snipurl.com/gggq

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Gilad Atzmon: Blair’s “Evil Ideology”:

We know that Blair lied to us before and during the war, we know that all the official commissions of enquiries were nothing more than to provide a service of whitewashing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9554.htm

snipurl.com/gggr

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British police reveal second arrest in tense manhunt for London bombers:

The arrest took place in the same area of south London, Stockwell, as a first suspect was apprehended earlier Friday and a third man was shot dead by police in front of terrified onlookers.
snipurl.com/gggs

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Police wait for wider anti-terrorism powers:

Britain’s police chiefs will have to wait until September for ministers to decide whether to provide them with wide-ranging new anti-terrorist powers, including the right to detain suspects for questioning for up to three months.
news.ft.com/cms/s/e87489d8-fae7-11d9-a0f6-00000e2511c8.html

snipurl.com/gggt

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Pressure on U.S. to use more surveillance:

Pressure is building for greater use of video cameras to keep watch over the nation’s cities – particularly in transportation systems and other spots vulnerable to terrorism – after the bombings in London.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/breaking_news/12207365.htm

snipurl.com/gggu

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Guantanamo detainees give demands to end hunger strike:

More details are emerging from lawyers in New York, about a hunger strike by detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1420814.htm

snipurl.com/gggv

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In case you missed it:

Training manuals reveal CIA’s methods of ‘80s torture, abuse:

A newly declassified CIA training manual details torture methods used against suspected subversives in Central America during the 1980s, refuting claims by the agency that no such methods were taught there.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9551.htm

snipurl.com/gggw

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Abbas says left in dark on Israel’s plans for disengagement:

“I will tell her, ‘Dr. Rice, we need answers from the Israelis. Is Gaza going to be turned into a large prison? The Israelis are not cooperating’,” Abbas told Reuters
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/603641.html

snipurl.com/gggx

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Rice says Israel must allow freedom for Gaza Strip:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Saturday the United States wanted to make sure Israel did not keep the Gaza Strip sealed up after its planned withdrawal, echoing a key Palestinian concern.
snipurl.com/gggy

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‘Taleban’ shoot dead Afghan judge :

Suspected Taleban gunmen have shot dead a judge in southern Afghanistan, in the latest apparent attack on government officials ahead of September elections.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4710699.stm

snipurl.com/gggz

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One Taliban commander killed, another captured in Zabul :

Maulvi Kabir was killed and Mullah Abdul Manan apprehended in the crackdown jointly conducted by provincial security personnel and the US-led coalition forces.
www.pajhwok.com/en/news/viewStory.asp?lng=eng&id=4889

snipurl.com/ggh0

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Protest leader who fled massacre threatens to start bloody civil war:

Uzbekistan rebel emerges from hiding to reject President’s version of shooting that left 173 dead
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1704798,00.html

snipurl.com/ggh1

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Priest Allied to Ex-Haiti President Jailed :

In an interview before he was questioned by the judge, Jean-Juste, a possible candidate for president in fall elections, was in a cell with more than 20 people and said he feared for his life.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5161097,00.html

snipurl.com/ggh3

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Cuba-relief caravan crosses Mexican border :

The Pastors for Peace caravan hit the road again with a lighter load on Friday, a day after border officials held up the buses full of humanitarian aid for Cuba and confiscated some computers and other devices.
snipurl.com/ggh4

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Ex-CIA Officers Rip Bush Over Rove Leak:

Former U.S. intelligence officers criticized President Bush on Friday for not disciplining Karl Rove in connection with the leak of the name of a CIA officer, saying Bush’s lack of action has jeopardized national security.
snipurl.com/ggh6

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Bush aide misled FBI, say reports :

The investigation into the White House leak of a CIA agent’s identity is now focusing on whether two top administration officials provided misleading statements to the FBI, it was reported yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1534684,00.html

snipurl.com/ggh7

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GOP candidate calls for impeachment:

A Congressional candidate who wants to impeach President Bush insists he can win the Republican primary. A central part of his platform, Morrisseau said, will be bringing articles of impeachment against Bush.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9546.htm

snipurl.com/ggh8

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Weekend Video

War makes beasts of men

Watch this video of an Arabic-speaking former soldier, Aidan Delgado, who faced abuse and attacks after filing for Conscientious Objector status. His compassionate and powerful talk includes detailed Geneva Convention violations and shockingly personal accounts of the inhumanity he witnessed and experienced
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9090.htm

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