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 Information Clearing House  Digest July 28-31 2005

 
 

Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2005

“Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder… And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.” : Eugene Victor Debs

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The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own: Aldous Huxley – English novelist and critic, 1894-1963

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The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity: George Bernard Shaw

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 84 Days

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Weekend Video

The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism.

Beyond Downing Street Town Hall Meeting

Featuring Nafeez M. Ahmed
This presentation by eminent researcher Ahmed was recorded at the American University during the Washington, D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence Saturday, July 23 Real Video.

Click here to watch
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9626.htm

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Exclusive: Secret Memo˜Send to Be Tortured

By Michael Isikoff

This memo appears to be the first that directly questions the legal premises of the Bush administration policy of “extraordinary rendition”˜a secret program under which terror suspects are transferred to foreign countries that have been widely criticized for practicing torture.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9620.htm

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Terror attacks are response to military actions

Terrorism is actually a response to military interventions perpetrated by western governments.

By Linda McQuaig

In the official, mainstream view of terrorism ˜ the view trumpeted by western governments, think tanks and media commentators ˜ terrorists are freedom-loathing zealots with an irrational hatred of our western lifestyle and culture.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9623.htm

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bin Laden must be a very satisfied man

By K Gajendra Singh

Gen. Musharraf and Pakistan should know a thing or two about terrorists , having incubated and nurtured Muslim militants , Jihadis and terrorists including Al Qaeda and the Talebans since early 1980s.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9615.htm

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Not a Matter of Religious Belief

The aggressors present their aggression and violence as noble.

by Abid Ullah Jan

“Righteous murderers may claim they’re spreading democracy and defending human rights, but clearer heads and common sense can distinguish faith based motivation of fanatics, who have killed 128,000 people so far because God told their commander in chief to go to war from those who stand up to their tyranny and injustice irrespective of their religious belief.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9613.htm

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Morality, Terrorism and the Laws of Motion

“Each man’s death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind.”

By Liaquat Ali Khan

Civilian fatalities in Muslim cities must be tolerated, we are told, because no war is clean in killing. But terrorists are different. They have no other intention but to terrorize our civilians and cities. Hence we are good and they are evil, the logic goes, because they have no moral claim to violence as we do.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9612.htm

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13 Killed In Iraq Violence: :

A car bomb exploded south of Baghdad, killing seven civilians. Gunmen opened fire on a group leaving a military base in Baquba, killing one.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L31187274.htm

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11 killed as US Marines use tanks, aircraft to battle anti-occupation forces in western Iraq :

The military says U-S Marines killed eleven insurgents using tanks and aircraft today in western Iraq after the Americans came under attack from a village schoolhouse.
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Five GIs killed by roadside bombs in Iraq:

Five U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside bombs in two separate incidents in Baghdad, the U.S. military said Sunday.
www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/12270353.htm

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Guard killed in Chalabi convoy attack:

An attempt has been made on the life of Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EB522849-8D7C-4EEB-BE17-C7DF2AFD3CA4.htm

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Iraq Constitution Framers Seek Extension :

The committee writing the new Iraqi constitution decided Sunday to ask parliament for a 30-day extension to finish the draft, members said. The decision marks a setback to U.S. efforts to maintain political momentum to combat the insurgency.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5179542,00.html

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Iraqi officials consider rationing fuel:

Iraq may have the world’s second-largest oil reserves, but top government officials are looking into creating a coupon programme to ration fuel for winter.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5B2BBB82-FB81-429E-A6F4-CB8B89FBF9CD.htm

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Iraq is the new ‘epicenter’ of global terrorism: Al-Qaeda expert:

“Like Afghanistan produced the last generation of terrorists, Iraq will produce the next generation,” he said.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=17213

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Terror suspect gives first account of London attack :

Rome captive ‘says Iraq sparked plot’ Security chiefs fear new wave of assaults Huge hunt for bomb mastermind Death gangs were linked, say police
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9622.htm

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Extraordinary admission to interrogators by London bomb suspect :

The would-be bombers watched films, “especially those in which you saw women and children killed and exterminated by the English and American soldiers, or widows, mothers and daughters who were crying”. “We never had contacts with the Bin Laden organisation.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article302774.ece

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Finger points to British intelligence as al-Qaeda websites are wiped out :

Over the past fortnight Israeli intelligence agents have noticed something distinctly odd happening on the internet. One by one, Al-Qaeda‚s affiliated websites have vanished until only a handful remain
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9625.htm

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Gwynne Dyer: A few obscenities for Blair and company to chew on:

Let’s talk dirty. The 9/11 suicide hijackers ˜ all Arabs ˜ attacked the U.S. instead of Brazil or Japan because the U.S. government has been neck-deep in the politics of the Arab world for a generation, whereas the Brazilian and Japanese governments haven’t.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9624.htm

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Australia deploys Black Hawks against terror threats:

Australia is deploying a squadron of Black Hawk helicopters to Sydney to strengthen the city‚s defences against terrorist attack. Howard has acknowledged that Australia could be a terrorist target, but rejects charges by critics that his deployment of some 900 troops to Iraq alongside US and British forces has increased the risk.
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Carter: Guantanamo’s an embarrassment, war unjust:

I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and unjust. And I think the premises on which it was launched were false.
www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2903077

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Operation: Enduring Presence:

The issue of permanent bases cuts to the heart of not only how long we intend to stay in Iraq, but why we got there in the first place.
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/23755/

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Cheney’s boundless Iraq profiteering:

Things are going well in Iraq for the invaders. Well, at least for some people, such as US Vice-President Richard Cheney. He is receiving more than $US1 million ($A1.3 million) a year from Halliburton, the company of which he was CEO from 1995 to 2000, in “deferred remuneration” while he is VP. He is worth every penny.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9614.htm

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5,000 US Troops Have Gone AWOL:

Getting Out of Iraq…One Way or Another
www.counterpunch.com/patrick07302005.html

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David Antoon : The Reality Of War:

When the Bush twins are drafted, along with the children of Senators, Congressmen, corporate “fat cats”, neocons, and the “media cheerleaders” for this war, perhaps then, and only then, will the cost of war be borne by all.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9616.htm

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U.S. territories hotbed for Army recruits:

High school graduates from places like Micronesia and the Philippines are signing up in droves, looking for a good paycheck.
www.sciencedaily.com/upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20050731-09090700-bc-us-territories.xml

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In case you missed it:

The Silence of the Blonds :

How did Tony Blair, George Bush and Malcolm Fraser of Australia not understand the primeval wickedness they had let loose in Iraq? The answer was simple.
www.blackcommentator.com/125/125_blonds.html

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In case you missed it:

Iraq’s Child Prisoners :

A Sunday Herald investigation has discovered that coalition forces are holding more than 100 children in jails such as Abu Ghraib. Witnesses claim that the detainees ˆ some as young as 10 ˆ are also being subjected to rape and torture
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9627.htm

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ŒIsraeli terror is worse‚:

Former Education Minister Shulamit Aloni blasts Œmegalomaniac‚ Prime Minister Sharon in interview with Arab-Israeli newspaper, says he should face justice. Aloni also charges Israel a racist state that commits war crimes
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Israel Threatens Massive Ground Operation:

Israel would launch a massive ground operation if Palestinian militants fire on Israeli soldiers and settlers during next month’s Gaza pullout, the deputy defense minister said Sunday.
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Israeli Spy Affair: FBI seeks to probe senior Israeli diplomat in Pentagon spy case :

The American request was discussed a few weeks ago at an interministerial meeting in Jerusalem. The consensus was that neither Gilon nor other officials should be allowed to undergo investigation by the FBI
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/605551.html

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Iran says ready to restart nuclear work Monday:

Iran said it would restart some nuclear activities on Monday unless it receives European Union proposals on Sunday to break a diplomatic impasse.
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Iran warns U.S., Israel against attack:

Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said Friday that Iran is ready to confront any military attack by Israel and the United States.
www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050729-112558-3597r

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William R. Polk : Nuclear Weapons

On nuclear weapons, the United States has an obviously double standard: they are acceptable when our friends have them but not when others seek to acquire them.
www.hnn.us/articles/13507.html

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David Ray Griffin : 9/11 and the Mainstream Press :

You might assume that the 9/11 Commission would have played the role of an impartial jury, simply evaluating the evidence for the competing conspiracy theories and deciding which one was more strongly supported.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9617.htm

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Flawed Assumptions: 9/11 in Historical Perspective:

Deep Politics: Drugs, Oil, Covert Operations and Terrorism. A briefing for Congressional staff
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9619.htm

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Roberts’ radicalism needs media scrutiny:

Roberts argued to the Supreme Court that Roe vs. Wade should be “overruled.” He won a case blocking doctors in many cases from even discussing reproductive options with their patients. He has ruled in favor of sweeping powers for the president in this state of perpetual war — with frightening implications for our civil liberties.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9621.htm

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Roberts Had Larger 2000 Recount Role :

The role of US Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in the 2000 election aftermath in Florida was larger than has been reported. Roberts helped prepare the Supreme Court case.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9618.htm

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Dodd: Bolton Lacks Support for U.N. Post :

`He’s damaged goods. This is a person who lacks credibility,’’ said Sen. Christopher Dodd, a senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5179832,00.html

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Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 83 Days

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1 Million Iraqis say “US Out”!

Sunnis Demonstrate in Baghdad:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9611.htm

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Morality, Terrorism and the Laws of Motion

“Each man’s death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind.”

By Liaquat Ali Khan

Civilian fatalities in Muslim cities must be tolerated, we are told, because no war is clean in killing. But terrorists are different. They have no other intention but to terrorize our civilians and cities. Hence we are good and they are evil, the logic goes, because they have no moral claim to violence as we do.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9612.htm

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Car Bomb Kills 7:

The blast in Baghdad apparently was aimed at police. Officials say three policemen were killed and four wounded.
www.ktre.com/Global/story.asp?S=3660867

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Bodies of Baghdad airport employees, driver found; Sunni official:

Police and hospital officials say the bodies of two Baghdad International Airport employees and their driver have been discovered in a field in southwestern Baghdad.
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Security incidents in Iraq, July 30:

A roadside bomb killed two Britons . An Iraqi health ministry official, Eman Naji, was kidnapped by gunmen. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military convoy killed one Iraqi civilian in Baghdad. The bodies of three people who were blindfolded and shot were discovered in the Hay al-Amil area of Baghdad.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA024950.htm

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Two Local Marines Killed In Iraq:

Three members of the Ohio-based Marine Forces Reserve’s Lima Company, third Battalion, 25th Regiment have been killed in Iraq.
www.10tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3661405&nav=LUEScliP

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Baghdad,

An American soldier and an Iraqi civilian were killed in a roadside bombing, authorities said.
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Blast survivors hit by gunfire:

Some survivors of a suicide bombing targeting Iraqi army recruits were shot and wounded immediately afterward when U.S. and Iraqi soldiers opened fire at the scene, police, doctors and witnesses said Saturday.
www.bakersfield.com/24hour/world/story/2595243p-11044570c.html

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Sunnis Demonstrate in Baghdad:

1 Million Iraqis say “US Out”!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9611.htm

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Parliament speaker warns troops not to attack Tel Affar:

Parliament speaker Hajim al-Hassani has warned both U.S. and Iraqi troops against the use of military force in solving the tense situation in Tel Affar.
www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2005-07-28%5C10464.htm

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Man attacks Saddam in court -defence team:

“As the president stood to leave the courtroom one of those present attacked him and there was an exchange of blows between the man and the president,” the statement said.
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Report uncovers U.S. fraud in Iraq :

A special auditor monitoring billions of dollars spent by the U.S. on Iraq’s reconstruction found millions of dollars worth of fraud by American officials and companies.
www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=9319

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Garbage in Fallujah Brings Iraqis Together:

“We worked with our bare hands. It was Shiaa and Sunni and Christians working together.‰
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Carter Blasts Guantanamo Detention Camp :

Former President Jimmy Carter on Saturday said the detention of terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base was an embarrassment and had given extremists an excuse to attack the United States.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5178313,00.html

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Douglas Hurd: You cannot divorce Iraq from the terror equation :

We removed a cruel dictator and substituted a scene of carnage and anarchy
comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article302023.ece

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UK bomb suspect arrested in Zambia:

Zambian police have confirmed they are holding British national Haroon Aswat, suspected to be linked to the 7 July London bombings.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/92671725-2A94-493A-9CC5-37D287479FEF.htm

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Death of a Brazilian :

In order to justify the murder of Menazes it is necessary to Œmassage‚ the facts to fit the crime.
www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0354.html

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Now armed police patrol city’s roads :

Patrol cars carrying armed police will hit the streets of Bradford in response to the terror attacks on London.
www.thisisbradford.co.uk/bradford__district/bradford/news/BRAD_NEWS8.html

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Italy extends anti-terrorism powers:

The Italian parliament has given final approval to measures that will give the state greater powers to combat terrorism
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/18A8E6A7-2E79-4287-B860-8C6A2187F8F6.htm

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Was it Al-Qaeda?:

In investigations of the Sharm El-Sheikh attacks, the spectre of Al-Qaeda may be a bogeyman concealing the real culprits
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/753/op33.htm

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Taliban kills parliamentary candidate, 6 bodyguards in Afghanistan :

Taliban insurgents who vowed to derail the upcoming Afghan legislative polls killed a parliamentary candidate along with his six bodyguards in the restive Uruzgan province.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/30/content_3287276.htm

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Roadside blast kills Afghan official and two bodyguards:

An Afghan district governor and two of his bodyguards were killed on Saturday when a remote-controlled roadside bomb hit their car in south-central Afghanistan
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U.S. Evicted From Air Base In Uzbekistan:

Uzbekistan formally evicted the United States yesterday from a military base that has served as a hub for combat and humanitarian missions to Afghanistan since shortly after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Pentagon and State Department officials said yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9610.htm

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US Army to pull out of 13 German bases:

Eleven bases in and around the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg will be handed over to the German government by September 2007. Two more bases near Wuerzburg will close and be handed over in subsequent years.
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Hungry in the Middle of Nowhere:

Niger has about eleven million people. Perhaps four million of them could starve to death if they don’t get help, right now.
www.breadwithcircus.com/

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France says world was late to help starving Niger:

France blamed a food crisis gripping its former colony Niger on a late response by the entire international community on Saturday, saying it was not the only country responsible for aiding the world’s poor.
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Iran to put nuclear “spies‰ on trial:

“The [MeK] had the main role in this and they have boasted before about spying against Iran in a press conference in America,” Younessi said. “We have identified and arrested dozens of spies on various grounds.”
www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3047

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The truth behind the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal :

In opening the door to nuclear commerce with India, Washington has confirmed how much an alliance with New Delhi is worth to it. But is anybody on the Indian side doing the math
svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2005/07/truth-behind-indo-us-nuclear-deal.html

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Free-trade plan splits Caribbean nations at unity conference:

Almost all commerce flows north and south, mainly involving the United States, and only about 8 percent of trade is between Caribbean nations, a fact Panamanian President Martin Torrijos attributed to “historic trends of domination.”
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Why the U.S. and France hate Haiti :

Like Sandinista Nicaragua and Castro‚s Cuba, liberating itself was Haiti‚s original sin. Two centuries later, the forces of counter-liberation are still relentlessly applied against it.
www.sfbayview.com/072705/usandfrancehate072705.shtml

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Military classes are off course;

In the suburbs, the armed forces are welcomed for more than just visits. They’re teaching some of the classes.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002408579_danny29.html

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Marine Corps New: Some to Lose Hundreds in Pay Monday:

Untold numbers of servicemembers residing off base will see their next paycheck shrink by as much as $250 — and many of them may not even know the blow is coming.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,74425,00.html

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Free speech in America:

Ariz. Guard blogger punished:

An Arizona National Guardsmen who had been openly critical of the war in Iraq on his Web log, has been punished for violating operational security and for 11 counts of disobeying orders, according to Multinational Corps ˜ Iraq.
www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1003245.php

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The Angry American:

Polls say most Americans believe the President lied to gain approval for the war in Iraq and also believe the majority of members of Congress are corrupt and don‚t serve their constituents.
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7123.shtml

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Rape cases in US prisons number in the thousands:

Nearly 2,100 incidents of rape and other sexual violence were recorded in US prisons in 2004, US justice authorities said.
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In case you missed it:

Video: Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

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

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The Price of an Ambassadorship:

Like administrations before it, the Bush White House is rewarding campaign fund-raisers with plum diplomatic posts. But is now the right time to risk alienating Europe? Plus, the two faces of John Roberts.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8730875/site/newsweek/

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Dems Field Another Pro-War Candidate: Meet Hack the Hawk:

The latest Congressional candidate to be peddled by the pro-war Democratic establishment, including Howard Dean, James Carville, the Daily Kos, Democracy for America, Al Franken on Air America Radio, etc., is Paul Hackett in southern Ohio.
www.counterpunch.com/walsh07302005.html

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The Dumbest Story Ever Written:

Something is Desperately Wrong with Thomas Friedman
www.counterpunch.com/chuckman07302005.html

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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005

“We find few historians who have been diligent enough in their search for truth; it is their common method to take on trust what they help distribute to the public; by which means a falsehood once received from a famed writer becomes traditional to posterity.”: John Dryden – (1631-1700) English Poet

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“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.”: Aldous Huxley – (1894-1963) Author

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 82 Days

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Americans losing in Iraq and Lebanon is on brink of civil war

British MP George Galloway

“I believe that the resistance will grow stronger and stronger, and the occupiers will pay dearly‰, he said referring to foreign forces in Iraq. He added that the situation in Iraq is extremely dangerous. “No one can predict if the occupiers will leave on their own accord, or if the resistance has come closer to achieving its goal (of driving the occupying forces out).‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9603.htm

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Time to end nuclear defence policy:

By Tony Benn

The most immediate danger may well be US ˜ or even Israeli ˜ air strikes against Iran, justified on the grounds that Tehran is in breach of the non-proliferation treaty, while protecting, and arming, Israel which is the most fully equipped nuclear power in the Middle East.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9602.htm

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White House Redefines The Meaning Of “Torture”

By Chris Floyd

Congress may rubber-stamp the gulag (”a buy-in to Guantanamo”); that’s allowed. And Congress may approve funding for the gulag. But the people’s representatives must have no say whatsoever in the gulag’s operations. To give way on this point would reintroduce the rule of law and genuine democracy to U.S. government. And the Bush militarists have gone too far, waded through too much blood, to return to such “quaint” notions now.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9608.htm

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Suicide bomber kills 25 in northern Iraq – police:

A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of Iraqi army recruits in northern Iraq on Friday, killing 25 people and wounding 35, police said.
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9 Iraq “insurgents” killed in U.S. bombing:

U.S. Marine jets Thursday dropped laser-guided bombs and other ordnance on insurgent positions in a village northwest of Baghdad, killing nine insurgents – five of them Syrians, the U.S. Military said.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3119542,00.html

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Seven beheaded bodies found near Iraqi capital :

The murder victims were five police officers and two Iraqi civilians who worked for the US Army
news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=101798&cat=Asia

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Two Marines Killed:

Two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed in action July 28 when their unit came under attack by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050723.txt

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One killed in Baghdad car bombing :

The vehicle exploded near a bridge in the Attafiyah district of the capital and an AFP journalist saw three cars ablaze.
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Report From Falluja: “We Regard Falluja As a Large Prison” :

Doctors Ahmed and Salam, says Ahmed, they see one or two dead civilians every day, and that hundreds have been killed by coalition forces since the city was taken over by the US.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9604.htm

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Philippine diplomats pulled out of Iraq:

Philippine diplomats in Iraq have left their Baghdad mission indefinitely pulling back to Jordan due to a rash of kidnappings of foreign diplomats.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/912CECF2-28F6-44D2-AFD1-A7514ED5C9B3.htm

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US troops may protect envoys in Iraq:

The US military is to consider protecting foreign diplomats in Baghdad after al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the killing of three Algerian diplomats this month, the new American ambassador said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0BBDD0FC-4196-44E9-AE34-902038169EC9.htm

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Iraqi Kurds demand say over northern oil fields:

Iraq’s Kurds want at least partial control over northern oil resources in a post-war political system that ends uneven distribution of wealth, Planning Minister Barham Salih said on Friday.
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Mike Whitney : Don’t count on early Withdrawal from Iraq :

We can expect to hear a lot about civil war in the next few weeks; and federalism, too. Don’t believe a word of it. The Pentagon is moving forward with its plan to divide Iraq into three parts and it’s using the pretext of civil war to justify its strategy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9605.htm

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Security costs slow Iraq reconstruction:

Efforts to rebuild water, electricity and health networks in Iraq are being shortchanged by higher-than-expected costs to provide security and by generous financial awards to contractors, according to a series of reports by government investigators released yesterday.
msnbc.msn.com/id/8748445/

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Army charges 11 ‘Night Stalkers’ in abuse of captives:

Eleven men from the Fullerton, Calif.-based Alpha Company of the 1st Battalion of the 184th Infantry Regiment are charged with abusing four Iraqi insurgents captured while trying to attack a power plant in southern Baghdad.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3287179

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Dutch Asked to Extradite Accused Iraqi:

The United States has charged a Dutch citizen with conspiring to kill Americans in Iraq, the first U.S. criminal case connected to terrorist activities there, the Justice Department said Friday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5176676,00.html

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Iraq Affecting Mental Health of Troops:

30 Percent of Troops Develop Mental Problems After Coming Home From Iraq, Military Says
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Majority in U.S. Feels Bush Misled on Iraq War:

51 per cent of respondents believe the Bush administration deliberately misled the American public about whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/8285

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Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq ‘Regime Change’ Before Becoming President :

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure ‘regime change’ even before he took power in January 2001.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1221.htm

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Ray McGovern: Iraq-Niger: Cheney and the Forgery

I believe this helps to explain the highly unusual role Vice President Dick Cheney played regarding the forged “intelligence‰ about Iraq seeking to acquire uranium from Niger˜the source of that particular lie.
www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/1026

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Bob Herbert : Oil and Blood :

The whole point of this war, it seems, was to establish a long-term military presence in Iraq to ensure American domination of the Middle East and its precious oil reserves, which have been described, the author Daniel Yergin tells us, as “the greatest single prize in all history.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9607.htm

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Army Mechanic Acquitted of Desertion:

Sgt. Kevin Benderman, an Army mechanic who refused to go to Iraq while he sought conscientious objector status was acquitted of desertion Thursday but found guilty of a lesser charge and sentenced to 15 months behind bars.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/28/national/w120404D70.DTL

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State Dept. Now Says Bolton Interviewed :

John Bolton, President Bush’s nominee for U.N. ambassador, neglected to tell Congress he had been interviewed in a government investigation into faulty prewar intelligence that Iraq was seeking nuclear materials in Africa, the State Department said.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5175547,00.html

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W.House gives strong signal on Bolton appointment:

President Bush will soon bypass the Senate and appoint John Bolton to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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Madrassa foreigners ‘must leave’ :

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says all foreign students at madrassas, or religious schools, some 1,400 pupils, must leave the country.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4728643.stm

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U.S., Afghan forces kill six suspected guerrillas:

U.S. and Afghan troops killed six suspected militants in the latest spate of growing violence by Taliban insurgents ahead of parliamentary polls, the U.S. military said on Friday.
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Italy says it arrests fourth London bomb suspect:

The fourth man suspected of trying to detonate bombs on London’s transport network on July 21 has been arrested in Rome, Italy’s interior minister said on Friday.
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Further attacks likely, says police chief :

The risk of another terror attack remains very high, Sir Ian Blair warned yesterday as an unprecedented security operation began on Britain’s transport system.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article302285.ece5/07/28/national/w120404D70.DTL

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Shooting to kill:

Londoners, don’t let your bobbies grow up to be cowboys, which would compound the terrorist toll.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/3287218

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Law of the jungle is no law at all

In true democracies, no one is above the law — and innocent men aren’t shot dead without any repercussions
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Inside the Minds of Suicide Bombers:

What inspires young men and women to become suicide bombers? Religious fanaticism? Nationalism? Alienation? Or some toxic mix of all three?
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,druck-367295,00.html

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War pimp alert: U.S.:

Iranian Cadre Training Hezbollah :

A top State Department official informed Congress on Thursday that Iranian cadre were training Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5173756,00.html

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This is a must listen interview.

In case you missed it:

“In Case of Emergency: Nuke Iran.”

Philip Giraldi is a former military intelligence and CIA counter-terrorism official. He is the co-publisher of Intelligence Brief and writes Deep Backround for the American Conservative.
weekendinterviewshow.com/InterviewDisplay.aspx?i=118

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This is a must read.

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

The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons.
www.justinlogan.com/justinlogancom/2005/07/what_is_the_pla.html

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32,000 children in Niger face Œmortal threat‚:

UNICEF appeals to the world community for an additional US$14.6 million to save children‚s lives in Niger
www.unicef.org/media/media_27810.html

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Niger diary I: Arriving on the ground :

Mark Snelling is a member of the British Red Cross Society’s Emergency Response Unit in Niger. He has been keeping a diary for the BBC News website.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4720453.stm

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Mauritania also at risk of hunger :

The combination of the locust invasion and drought which has brought a food crisis to Niger is set to affect the entire Sahel region of West Africa.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4728133.stm

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Basayev broadcast enrages Russia :

Russia says it is outraged by an interview with Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev broadcast on America’s ABC television network.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4727211.stm

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New post to help Castro ‘demise’ :

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has announced the creation of a new post to help “accelerate the demise” of the Castro regime in Cuba.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4726301.stm

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Australia releases children from detention camps :

Australia on Thursday began releasing the last 42 children from razor-wire immigration detention camps
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CAFTA Voting Irregularities:

After Congress passes CAFTA by one vote in a midnight count, questions are being raised about the process. We speak with the Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch about the GOP leaders’ round-up of House votes to approve trade agreement.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/29/1420251

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Jonathan Tasini: Spanking The CAFTA 15:

Enough is enough. The 15 so-called Democrats who voted for the Central American Free Trade Agreement must pay a heavy price for turning their backs on labor: None of them should receive a dime from labor unions and each one should face a labor-backed primary challenger next year.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9606.htm

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FBI wants more subpoena power:

Director says bureau shouldn’t have to seek court approval
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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005

“I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology. …It’s importance has been enormously Increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda … Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated.”: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator

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“The most absolute authority is that which penetrates into a man‚s innermost being and concerns itself no less with his will than with his actions.”: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Political philosopher, educationist and essayist Source: The Social Contract, 1762

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“It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.”: Sally Kempton

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 81 Days

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They Just Never Meant Very Much To Us

Samples From An Ocean Of Suffering

by David Edwards

The truth is that we are trained to value the lives of our countrymen more highly by a socio-political system that has much to gain from a restricted, patriotic version of compassion, and much to lose from an excess of popular concern for suffering inflicted on ‚foreigners‚ by our governments and corporations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9592.htm

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The Globalization of State Terror

by Mike Whitney

The expression of Bush’s maligned vision is now evident everywhere; from the gun-towers over Guantanamo, to the concertina wire surrounding Falluja, to the cement abutments enclosing the White House. The rising wave of militarism has been accompanied by an equal and opposite retreat in civil liberties and personal freedom.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9589.htm

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The victim and the killer

Yasser Salihee was an Iraqi journalist. Joe was an American sniper. On June 24, 2005, fate brought them together on a Baghdad street.

By Phillip Robertson

After Joe fired at the windshield he walked to the car and saw that Salihee was covering his eye with his right hand, but as he watched the hand fell and blood poured from the wound in the man’s head.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9597.htm

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Six Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes: –

Six Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with insurgents in two towns north of Baghdad on Thursday, security sources said.
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Violence claims more lives in Iraq:

Five people, including three U.S. troops, were killed in separate incidents in various parts of Iraq Thursday. A man was killed when a bomb exploded under a train carrying oil products to the refinery of Dora in Baghdad. In Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, gunmen assassinated Saleh Jabbouri, a member of the local Arab Consultative Council
washingtontimes.com/upi/20050728-083741-9327r.htm

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Security incidents in Iraq, July 28:

The assistant chief of Haditha police station was shot dead by gunmen, Two Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday when their patrol struck a bomb in north Baghdad, A captain at Azzuhur police station was assassinated on Wednesday night
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU830360.htm

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Two U.S. Soldiers killed by IED :

Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were killed when their patrol struck an improvised explosive device at 2 p.m. July 27 in north Baghdad .
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/July/050728a.htm

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One U.S. Soldier killed, five wounded by IED :

One U.S. Soldier was killed and five were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated near a combat patrol at about 11:00 a.m. July 27 in Salah Ad Din Province.
www.mnf-iraq.com/Releases/July/050727b.htm

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US plans Iraq troop cuts as revolt rages :

The commander, made clear he did not expect the insurgency to have dropped by then significantly below its current level.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9590.htm

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6 dead in Kurdish region attacks linked to PKK terrorists:

Six people, including four Iranian soldiers, were killed in unrest near the Turkish border, officials said, with the Interior Ministry blaming Kurdish terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_8493.shtml

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Kurdish leader says they will not back down from federalism :

Iraqi Kurds will never back down from demands for a federal state despite problems this may create in efforts to draft a new constitution, a top Kurdish leader said Wednesday. U.S. officials pressed Iraq to meet the deadline for completing the charter.
www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=7345

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Soldier Who Refused Iraq Duty Faces Charges:

Benderman served in Iraq during the 2003 invasion, but says he decided he could no longer be a part of the destruction he witnessed, even if that meant choosing his conscience over his commitment to his fellow troops.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/07/28/national/w013333D55.DTL

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“Emergency Action: Support US Army Sergeant Kevin Benderman,”
www.bendermandefense.org/

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Turkey threatens action unless US tackles Kurdish rebels in Iraq :

Speaking in an interview, the Prime Minister said Turkey was committed to fighting terrorism, but also expected help from its allies in a struggle against fighters from the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which has some 3,000 militants based in northern Iraq.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/160309/1/.html

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Iraq police accused of torture :

Iraq’s new police force is facing mounting allegations of systematic abuse and torture of people in detention, as well as allegations of extra-judicial killings. The minority Sunni community in particular claims it is being targeted by the Shia-dominated police force.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4718999.stm

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Transcript Suggests CIA Involved in Abuse :

Sgt. 1st Class Gerold Pratt of the Utah National Guard said he saw unidentified U.S. personnel use the 15-inch wooden handle to hit prisoners.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5172867,00.html

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Former Abu Ghraib warden says dog use was urged by Guantanamo boss:

Dinenna also testified that teams of trainers were sent to Abu Ghraib from Guantanamo Bay to try to incorporate certain interrogation techniques in Iraq.
www.saukvalley.com/news/285263141099101.bsp

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U.S. wants Colombia to get tough on rights abusers:

Colombia must aggressively prosecute human rights atrocities and ensure that right-wing paramilitaries who are guilty of murder are brought to justice, a top U.S. government official said on Wednesday.
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Thomas Friedman, Liberal Sadist?:

The acclaimed New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has often voiced enthusiasm for violent destruction by the U.S. government. Hidden in plain sight, his glee about such carnage is worth pondering.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9857.htm

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Pepe Escobar : The Algerian connection :

The US has already secretly established a “huge military surveillance base” in the Algerian city of Tamanrassat
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GG29Ak01.html

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Salaries of private security guards in Iraq as much as $33,000 per month:

A nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) report issued Thursday reveals that the U.S. is spending as much as $33,000 per private security contractor per month — some $396,000 per year on individual guards
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UK: Nine more arrested:

Anti-terrorist officers arrested nine men in raids this morning in connection with the botched July 21 attacks on London’s transit system, bringing to 20 the number of people police have in custody, including one of the alleged bombers.
www.saukvalley.com/news/283873442507028.bsp

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Gilad Atzmon – Blair the Camera Man: T

ony Blair is an advanced political thinker. Following his articulate analysis, terrorists are killing people for the Œsake of it‚. The soldiers that he made certain the Great Britain sent to far off lands, on the other hand, kill only because Blair and Britain want to help Arabs and Afghanis to Œbuild their democracy‚. Come on Tony, do we look that stupid?
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Brazilian did not wear bulky jacket : :

Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead in the head, was not wearing a heavy jacket that might have concealed a bomb, and did not jump the ticket barrier when challenged by armed plainclothes police, his cousin said yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9593.htm

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Tariq Mehmood : In the Eye of the Storm:

The apologies of Muslim Œleaders‚ for what happened in London is like bowing in front of a devil because of the actions of a demon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9591.htm

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Feds move swiftly to exploit 7/7:

Subway riders in New York and Washington are now subject to random searches, because they might have bombs. Forget that a suicide bomber would only detonate his payload upon being approached by a policeman, and take out whatever number of hapless innocents might be near him in these crowded venues.
www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/27/feds_exploit_london_terror/

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Three Taliban suspects die in gunbattle:

Three suspected Taliban fighters were killed and two wounded in a gun fight which also left five policemen injured in violence-torn southern Afghanistan
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The Israeli Spy Affair: FBI seeks to probe senior Israeli diplomat in Pentagon spy case:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is demanding that Naor Gilon, head of the political department at the Israeli embassy in Washington, be interrogated in connection to the Pentagon spy case.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9598.htm

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Israel’s Defense Minister Cancels Trip to Washington:

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has canceled a trip to Washington due to new U.S. demands to oversee Israeli weapons exports, part of a growing crisis over Israeli arms sales to China, an Israeli defense official said.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB93AZYOBE.html

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Gideon Levy: They broke the public’s heart :

The media is to blame: For months, it portrayed the story of the “great sacrifice” the evacuated settlers must make. For years, it ignored the injustices they inflicted on their neighbors and thus helped portray the settlers in a false light.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/595104.html

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US Openly Supports Iranian Terrorist:

The U.S. Government is now openly supporting the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, an Iranian resistance movement designated as terrorist organization by the US State Department.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9596.htm

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The U.S. and Iran: Democracy, Terrorism, and Nuclear Weapons:

By arranging for the Iranian government to be overthrown or crippled, American policymakers hope to acquire unprecedented leverage in shaping the future direction of the Middle East.
www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/173

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Is Iran Being Set Up?:

Reports about the recent flurry of Iran-Iraq diplomacy must shock the neocons. Things are not going at all according to plan. Neocon ally Chalabi should be in power, hosting the Israeli prime minister’s official visit and mapping a common strategy against Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9600.htm

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‘Universal Democracy’ Is the Goal As Congress Eyes New Legislation

Tucked inside the House version of a bill that authorizes spending on foreign aid is the language of what is known as the ADVANCE Democracy Act. The act instructs American ambassadors and embassy staffs to draw up democracy transition plans for unfree regimes, with input from nonviolent opposition movements in the various countries.
www.nysun.com/article/17604

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Silent crisis of Niger’s starving millions:

In Niger 2.5 million people are facing famine, 150,000 children are expected to die from malnutrition by the end of the year and the country’s many starving need at least 23,000 tons of food just for the hope of survival.
www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=105&ArticleID=1097811

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Famine in Niger – how to help:

According to the UN’s World Food Programme poor rains and the worst locust invasion in 15 years have pushed Niger into severe “hunger season”. More than a million people are facing a serious food crisis and children, always the most vulnerable, are now beginning to die from starvation
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Latin America’s “Bin Laden” Denied Bail, Judge Cites Posada’s Terror Record:

Leading anti-Castro terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is denied bail in his Texas immigration trial. We speak with a U.S. immigration lawyer who has been retained by the Venezuelan government to represent it in the case as it continues to demand his extradition
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/27/1422236

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Haiti: Arms proliferation fuels human rights abuses ahead of elections
news.amnesty.org/index/ENGAMR360112005

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Florida church speaks out against Islam:

A sign outside a Jacksonville, Fla., church proclaims, “Islam is evil and believes in murder. Jesus teaches peace.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9601.htm

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“Christian” Country Or A nation In Shame?:

The Religious Right has corrupted Christianity beyond recognition
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9588.htm

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Deal for DeLay district added to energy bill, Democrat says:

A top House Democrat is accusing GOP leaders of slipping a provision into a sprawling energy bill to give hundreds of millions of dollars to a private energy consortium in the suburban Houston hometown of House majority leader Tom DeLay — a consortium that includes energy giant Halliburton Inc. as one of its most prominent members.
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Waxman letter in full: $1.5 Billion Giveaway Secretly Slipped into Energy Bill:

In a letter to Speaker Hastert, Rep. Waxman writes that after the energy legislation was closed to further amendment in the recently concluded conference, a $1.5 billion provision benefiting oil and gas companies, Halliburton, and Sugar Land, Texas, was mysteriously inserted in the text.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9599.htm

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Subcontractor’s Story Details Post-9/11 Chaos:

Three years ago, Sunnye L. Sims lived in a two-bedroom apartment north of San Diego, paying $1,025 in monthly rent. Then she landed a dream job, with $5.4 million in pay for nine months of work.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9594.htm

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Roberts’s past toes conservative line

his internal memorandums, some of which have become public in recent days, reveal a philosophy every bit as conservative as the policy makers on the front lines of the Reagan revolution and give more definition to his image than was apparent in the first days after President George W. Bush picked him last week
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/07/28/news/roberts.php

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U.S. House approves Central American trade agreement:

Republicans, mostly from textile states, jockeyed over who would be allowed to vote against the bill and save face back home. The final count came minutes after midnight.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/07/28/business/cafta.php

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The CAFTA Agreement:

How Did Your Representative Vote:
clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll443.xml

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CAFTA: Which of the 15 Dem Sellouts Should Start Looking For Another Job/Party?

We now know who the 15 Democrats are that each undermined their party and America’s middle class by casting the deciding vote for the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).
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One mother’s war:

Mother seeking support cursed at for questioning war; Son escaped suicide bomb
rawstory.com/news/2005/one_mothers_war_ohio_728

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ISP ‘censored’ anti-war email:

A US broadband provider and a security services company have been accused of blocking emails relating to an anti-Iraq war protest.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/smh65.html

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US under fire over al-Qaeda guide :

The US Department of Justice has come under fire for posting an al-Qaeda training manual on its website.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4722833.stm

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