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 Information Clearing House  Digest 1-4 August 2005

 
 

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005

“A time comes when silence is betrayal.”

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

They asked if our own nation wasn’t using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.

By Rev. Martin Luther King – 4 April 1967 – Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City

Click here to listen to the speech in full – www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2564.htm

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 88 Days

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Release Jose Padilla

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 88 Days

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Video: Iraqi Resistance Attacks And Kills U.S. Marines

This video is purported to have been taken on 08/01/05 by a section of the Iraqi resistance and shows an attack in which 6 U.S. marines are killed.

– WARNING –

This video shows the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Click here to view. Windows Media.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9668.htm

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Skin in the Game

By Cindy Sheehan.

August is 3 days old and 22 soldiers and Marines have died in Iraq already.

14 more today. All are still “Pending Notification.” 14 more mothers are going to collapse on the ground screaming, or put into shocked silence for the violence done to her and her son. 14 more fathers are going to lose the better part of their hearts. Dozens of spouses, siblings, children and friends are going to be put into a tailspin of grief.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9669.htm

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A View Of Iraq From A Soldier

I am a concerned veteran of the Iraq War.

By John Bruhns

My view of the situation in Iraq will differ from what the American People are being told by the Bush Administration. My opinions on this matter come from what I witnessed in Iraq personally.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9670.htm

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Gangs threaten revival of civil war in Sudan :

84 killed in clashes after leader’s death
www.guardian.co.uk/sudan/story/0,14658,1542061,00.html

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Counting The Dead:

Nine Iraqi security personnel were also killed in scattered attacks Thursday. Another American Marine was killed in action in a city in the Euphrates River valley. Gunmen killed four Iraqi troops. U.S. soldiers killed five “insurgents”. Two Iraqi soldiers from the elite Wolf Brigade were killed Thursday in a car bombing. Three other policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk.
www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/93-08042005-523384.html

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Gunmen Kill Iraqi Soldiers Wife And Children:

Gunmen stormed the home of an Iraqi soldier near the town of Baquba, killing his wife, his 12 year-old daughter and his six-year-old son as they lay asleep on the floor, police and survivors said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA433493.htm

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Three National Guard’s killed in Iraq:

Military officials says the three, who were members of the guard’s 48th Brigade, were killed yesterday in a car bomb attack. Another was seriously wounded.
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2 Iraq veterans stationed at Fort Hood kill themselves :

Two young soldiers who served in the Iraq war have killed themselves in separate incidents in Killeen since the weekend, post officials said Wednesday.
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Marine Killed by Small Arms Fire in Ramadi:

An American Marine was killed in action during operations in a volatile city west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Thursday.
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Unofficial de-Baathification process targets Sunnis in Basra:

The assassins have targeted mostly men who are thought to have been connected to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, which was dominated by Sunni Muslims. About 950 people have been killed since Saddam’s regime was toppled in April 2003
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/12294890.htm

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Al-Zawahri warns Britain, US of more attacks:

“What you have seen in New York, Washington and Afghanistan, are only the initial losses and if you (United States) continue the same hostile policies you will see what will make you forget those horrors,” he said in reference to the 11 September 2001 attacks
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9671.htm

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Mike Whitney : Hot in Crawford; Hot in Hell :

Fourteen Marines will touch down at Dover Air Force Base tomorrow; their lives cut-short in a brutal war that has yet to produce a rationale. The architect of that war will be landing at nearly the same time at his vacation home in Crawford, Texas; resting up from the grueling task of sending other-mother’s-sons to die for nothing. Where’s the outrage?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9672.htm

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Family Members Of U.S. Military Killed In Iraq To Protest At Bush’s Country Estate.:

George Bush said, “We have to honor the sacrifices of the fallen by completing the mission.” “The families of the fallen can be assured that they died for a noble cause.” Members of Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP) are going to George’s vacation home in Crawford, Tx this Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 am to confront him on these two statements.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9676.htm

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Ohio families reeling after battalion loses 21 in six days :

Rosemary Palmer and her husband were making plans to attend memorial services for six Marine reservists killed earlier this week— five of them from the same battalion as her son, Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder— when two uniformed servicemen came down her street.
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iohio04.html

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Marine killings in Iraq send new warning sign to Bush :

Another day of carnage in Iraq threatened to deal a new blow to brittle public backing for President George W. Bush’s handling of the war, as 14 Marines perished in a roadside bombing.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050803/pl_afp/usiraq_050803214658

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William Rivers Pitt: A Feast of Death:

Those who would defend Mr. Bush and his deranged war policies are fond of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic, un-American cowards.
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/080405Z.shtml

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GI Pleads Guilty to Mistreating Detainee:

A military intelligence soldier pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that she mistreated a detainee in Afghanistan who later died. Salcedo said that while questioning Dilawar on Dec. 8, 2002, she kicked him, grabbed his head and forced him against a wall several times.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050804/ap_on_re_us/afghanistan_prisoner_abuse

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Pentagon Relases More Photos Of War Casualty Honor Guards:

Freedom of Information Lawsuit Removes Secrecy for Flag-Draped Casket Ceremonies
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB161/index.htm

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War is Fun as Hell:

With enlistment plummeting, the U.S. military has resorted to flashy marketing and controversial information gathering to pad its numbers.
www.alternet.org/story/23840

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The Plight of Pvt. Jonathan Barriga, USMC:

Jonathan was a young man in high school when the Marine recruiter approached him about joining the Marines “Delayed Entry‰ program.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9675.htm

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US challenged over ‘secret jails’ :

Two Yemeni men claim they were held in secret, underground US jails for more than 18 months without being charged, Amnesty International has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4743485.stm

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Australia: Hicks trial ‘abuse of rule of law’:

FORMER High Court judge Mary Gaudron believes the trial process faced by Australian terror suspect David Hicks in the United States is an abuse of the rule of law.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,16147948%255E1702,00.html

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A new credo for the hyperpower :

To improve its influence and image in the world, the US should refrain from building new nuclear weapons, scrap the Bush doctrine of preventive war and regime change, break its climate-changing oil habit, and recommit to international rule-making organisations such as the UN.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1542199,00.html

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Respect Islamic world’s contributions :

The astonishing blind spot in Western mentality that paints Islam as being a religion of violence is so bizarre as to be perplexing. How has it become so easy to overlook centuries of Christian aggression and blood-letting
comment.independent.co.uk/letters/article303459.ece

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Bomb made only of flour, says suspect’s Italian lawyer :

One of the July 21 bomb suspects claimed yesterday the devices used in the alleged attacks contained only flour, according to his lawyer.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article303501.ece

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London put on highest alert as first man is charged over terror attacks :

The first person to be charged in connection with the July 21 attacks will appear in court this morning as London prepares to go on high alert again, with a massive armed police presence on the streets.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article303507.ece

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Asylum Briton found with 452 fake passports:

A Briton arrested in Thailand sits at a table with 452 fake European Union passports that were found in his luggage.
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Frustration mounts among UK Muslims:

Only days after the first London bombings you wrote in The Guardian, “The bloody trail of blame leads straight to 10 Downing Street.” Were you suggesting in any way that Britain’s role in the Iraq war may have justified those attacks? FAISAL BODI: Absolutely.
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2005/s1429702.htm

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Britain’s Muslim scapegoats :

Huge rise in race attacks on all ethnic minorities across Britain. Senior Tory MP tells Muslims: ‘If you don’t like our way of life, get out’. Senior Muslim tells women not to wear veils in public for fear of assault
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article303510.ece

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Ken Livingstone : Three ways to make us all safer :

Support the police, treat Muslims with respect and pull out of Iraq
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9673.htm

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger hails the Brigaders:

The legacy of the International Brigades helps us understand not only the nature of fascism, but that even those who are not fascists have similar goals.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9493.htm

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Jewish terrorist murders four people in Israeli Arab town :

A Jewish settler in army uniform opened fire on bus passengers in a Druze neighborhood of the Israeli Arab town of Shfaram in northern Israel Thursday afternoon. Four people – the driver another male and two women – were killed and five injured
www.albawaba.com/en/news/187269

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Jewish Extremist Kills 3 Israeli Arabs :

A Jewish extremist opened fire inside a bus Thursday, killing three Israeli Arabs before being slain by an angry crowd, police said – an attack that could be linked to Israel’s upcoming pullout from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5190027,00.html

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Israel Housing Ministry Issues Tenders :

Israel’s Housing Ministry said Thursday it has issued tenders to build 72 housing units in a West Bank settlement near Jerusalem.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5189040,00.html

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Amira Hass: What business is it of Chirac?:

Europe bears historic and moral responsibility for both peoples living in our land – the occupied Palestinian people and the Jewish-Israeli people – the occupier. This should be enough to obligate Europe not to assist Israel in implementing its master plan, regardless of whether or not that plan jeopardizes the security of the region and the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9674.htm

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Israeli economic corruption rises:

Jewish state scores low marks with regard to government corruption and influence, leadership efficiency, implementation of law and political stability; Ranks far lower than most developing countries
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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 08/03/05:

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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Jordan uncovers al Qaeda plot to attack U.S. troops:

Jordan has arrested 17 militants linked to the al Qaeda network in Iraq and an affiliated Saudi group who were plotting to attack U.S. military personnel in the kingdom, security sources said on Thursday.
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UN Food Agency Triples Niger Food Aid Request To $57.6 Million :

The U.N. World Food Program tripled the amount of emergency aid it is seeking for southern Niger to $57.6 million Wednesday, saying more is needed to save 2.5 million people from extreme hunger and malnutrition.
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Starvation in Niger: the role of the west:

Even before the current emergency, 40% of children were malnourished and the north-west African country had the second highest global mortality rate among children under five
www.democratsdiary.co.uk/2005/08/starvation-in-niger.html

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Chevron paid Nigerian troops after alleged killings :

Nigerian soldiers guarding Chevron oil rigs billed the company for $109.25 a day after they allegedly attacked two villages in the volatile country, killing four people and setting fire to homes.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/08/04/MNGAJE2I2K1.DTL

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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan:

A roadside bomb exploded Thursday near a U.S. military vehicle near the Afghan border with Pakistan, killing an American service member and wounding another, the military said.
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/local/12303206.htm

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Taliban kill Afghan spy official in volatile south:

Taliban guerrillas killed a local intelligence chief in a volatile southern Afghan province on Thursday in the latest incident of violence ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections, local officials said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL118684.htm

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UN Warns Of Afghan Maternal-Mortality ‘Emergency’:

The UN Children’s Fund says that rates of infant and maternal mortality amount to an “acute emergency” in Afghanistan.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/08/d44bdbfd-f104-4e9c-9ddb-1909ea368f3a.html

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Former Ambassador Urges U.S. Officials To Leak More Memos:

The former ambassador to Afghanistan, Ann Wright, called on U.S. federal employees to leak more secret memos on the lead-up to the war in Iraq like Downing Street memos uncovered by the British press this last May.
www.iconoclast-texas.com/News/2005/31-40/31news02.htm

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How Britain helped Israel get the bomb :

Robert McNamara, President John F Kennedy’s defence secretary, has told Newsnight he is “astonished” at the revelation that Britain kept this secret from America.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/4743493.stm

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Two Charged in Pentagon Information Leak :

An indictment unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., names Steven Rosen, formerly the director of foreign policy issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and Keith Weissman, the organization’s former senior Iran analyst. The five-count indictment also spells out in greater detail the government’s case against Pentagon analyst Lawrence A. Franklin
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5190084,00.html

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Exclusive: New Information May Reveal Key Details on Judith Miller’s Role in the Rove/CIA Scandal
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/04/1357248

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Bush Fills Senior Pentagon Post :

President George Bush made a second recess appointment August 2, filling a senior Pentagon post with an official whose nomination had been blocked in the Senate.
www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1008718&C=america

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Vanity Fair: Turks Boasted of Payments to Hastert:

Turkish officials boasted of giving “tens of thousands of dollars in surreptious payments‰ to House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) in exchange for political favors.
www.corporatecrimereporter.com/hastert080305.htm

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Call the President an “SOB,” Win Votes :

Hackett’s near-win came after a remarkable campaign in which he blunted Republican efforts to exploit national security issues and provided food for thought for Democrats as they prepare for 2006 Congressional races nationwide.
www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?bid=1&pid=9755

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New Documents Show FBI Targeting Peaceful Protesters :

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado today released new documents that it says confirm that the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is inappropriately treating people who engage in peaceful protest as potential terrorists.
www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=18862&c=206

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Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005

“We never see the smoke and the fire, we never smell the blood, we never see the terror in the eyes of the children, whose nightmares will now feature screaming missiles from unseen terrorists, will be known only as Americans.” : Martin Kelly

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“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today.” : President Theodore Roosevelt – 1906

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“A great industrial Nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the Nation and all our activities are in the hands of a few men.

“We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world – no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.” : Woodrow Wilson – From his Campaign Speeches, 1912

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“If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire – ‘Here is $1,000.’ What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, ‘Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000.’ What would we call that? We would call that a bribe.

“But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe.” : Janice Fine – Dollars and Sense magazine

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 87 Days

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Revisiting Hiroshima

By Noam Chomsky

Robert McNamara, Kennedy’s defence secretary, endorses the judgment of William Perry, President Bill Clinton’s defence secretary, that “there is a greater than 50 per cent probability of a nuclear strike on US targets within a decade.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9655.htm

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Former CIA worker analyses bin Laden threat

This Is A Must Watch Interview

Michael Scheuer worked for the CIA for 22 years, eight of them as chief of the bin Laden unit, which he set up in 1996. He resigned from the CIA late last year after becoming frustrated with political and bureaucratic inaction on intelligence indicating that bin Laden was going to kill thousands of Americans if he was not stopped.

Click here to watch.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9657.htm

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Documents Tell of Brutal Improvisation by GIs

By Josh White

It was inside a sleeping bag that the 56-year-old detainee took his last breath through broken ribs, lying on the floor beneath a U.S. soldier in Interrogation Room 6 in the western Iraqi desert. Two days before, a secret CIA-sponsored group of Iraqi paramilitaries, working with Army interrogators, had beaten Mowhoush nearly senseless, using fists, a club and a rubber hose, according to classified documents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9661.htm

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Where the heck is our sense of empathy?

Why can’t we see ourselves in the faces of those kids firing RPGs at convoys of Halliburton trucks stealing Iraqi oil?

By Ted Rall

Cheering for the underdog is as American as fatty food. In the movies we love heroes who simply want to be left alone—but are willing, like Charles Bronson in “Death Wish,” to dish out double-sized portions of blazing revenge when the baddies cross the line. Why, then, don’t we pull for the Iraqi insurgents?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9665.htm

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Bomb kills 14 U.S. Marines in Iraq:

A roadside bomb explosion tore through a U.S. assault vehicle in Iraq on Wednesday, killing 14 American Marines and a civilian interpreter in the deadliest attack of its kind against U.S. forces since the war began.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9662.htm

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American Journalist Killed In Basara:

In Basra, an American journalist was found shot dead a few days after he wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times criticising the spread of Shi’ite Islamist fundamentalism in the southern Iraqi city.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO322147.htm

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Iraq group says captures U.S. Marine after clash :

An Iraqi insurgent group said on Wednesday it has captured a U.S. Marine who was wounded in a clash in western Iraq in which eight other Marines were killed.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050803/ts_nm/iraq_marines_capture_dc_1

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Pentagon denies U.S. Marine captured in Iraq
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As Americans and Iraqi’s Die In Bush’s War.

George is getting the kind of break most Americans can only dream of — 33 days away from the office, loaded with vacation time.
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Before the War, CIA Reportedly Trained a Team of Iraqis to Aid U.S.:

Before the war in Iraq began, the CIA recruited and trained an Iraqi paramilitary group, code-named the Scorpions, to foment rebellion, conduct sabotage, and help CIA paramilitaries who entered Baghdad and other cities target buildings and individuals.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9660.htm

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David Clark: Even when we leave Iraq, we face years of blowback:

Escalating violence and the rise of theocratic rule bode ill in Baghdad
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9658.htm

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Millions lost in corrupt deals, Iraqi officials say :

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been wasted on unnecessary and overpriced equipment for Iraq’s new army
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Saddam’s team boycotts Iraqi tribunal:

Saddam Hussein’s chief lawyer has said the former president’s legal team will boycott proceedings until a man it claims attacked the former dictator at a hearing is brought to justice and the court apologises.
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Iraqis Accuse Kuwait of Stealing Oil:

Iraqi legislators accused Kuwait of stealing their oil as well as chipping away at their national territory on the border – allegations similar to those used by Saddam Hussein to justify his invasion of Kuwait that began 15 years ago Tuesday.
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US asked to interrogate ‘ghost prisoners’:

British security forces think many of the ‘ghost prisoners’ held by the US Central Intelligence Agency ‘may have crucial information about the events in London’, it said.
www.dawn.com/2005/08/03/top12.htm

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Senior Tory says that suicide attacks are ‘totally explicable’ :

The Tory leadership distanced itself from Dominic Grieve, the shadow Attorney General, after he said the link between the Iraq war and the terror campaign could not be ignored.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article303277.ece

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Australia: War in Iraq raised terror risk:

Most Australians back much tougher anti-terrorism measures. A majority would be happy to see terrorist suspects detained without charge for up to three months, deportation of suspects, random bag searches and more security cameras. A national ID card is also backed by more than six in 10 people in the poll, conducted by ACNielsen.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9656.htm

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PM avoids Iraq risk issue: Rudd:

PRIME Minister John Howard was denying Australia’s involvement in Iraq had increased the risk of a terror attack at home because it would be politically uncomfortable for him to say otherwise, the Opposition said today.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=3544266

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Australia: Hysteria, racism behind new terror laws:

After a hysterical campaign led by the Murdoch press and radio shock-jocks, Attorney-General Philip Rudduck has floated the possibility of new laws to ban books “promoting” or “justifying” terrorism.
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/636/636p10.htm

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New York Officials Back Terror Check Profiling :

Middle Easterners should be targeted for searches on city subways, two elected officials said. – ``They all look a certain way,’’ said Hikind, a Democrat from Brooklyn. ``It’s all very nice to be politically correct here, but we’re talking about terrorism.’’
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9663.htm

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The Faulty Logic of “Terrorist” Profiling:

As it turns out, profiling is not only ethically questionable; it is also unlikely to prevent terrorism.
www.counterpunch.com/wise08022005.html

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In case you missed it:

Despotism & Democracy :

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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Bush wants alternatives to Darwinism taught in school:

President George W. Bush stirred the debate on the teaching of evolution in schools when he said this week that he supported the teaching of alternative viewpoints – such as the theory of Intelligent Design
news.ft.com/cms/s/e3658032-03bb-11da-b54a-00000e2511c8.html

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In case you missed it:

Uncurious George:

Despite what is unfolding before us, the majority of this country’s honest, freedom-loving people seem ever less interested in knowing, and ever more inclined toward believing that what we’re being shown and what we’re being told and what is being carried out in our name, is truth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4454.htm

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Insurgents kill eight Afghan soldiers, police in attack on post:

Elsewhere a shootout left five people dead, while suspected militants also killed on election worker in the latest violence to hit the country ahead of next month’s landmark elections.
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Juan Cole: Fisking the “War on Terror”:

Once upon a time, a dangerous radical gained control of the US Republican Party. The American Right, having created the Mujahideen and having mightily contributed to the creation of al-Qaeda, abruptly announced that there was something deeply wrong with Islam, that it kept producing terrorists.
www.juancole.com/2005/08/fisking-war-on-terror-once-upon-time.html

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Ray McGovern: Preempting Cheney:

Whatever plans Dick Cheney and his neo-conservatives may have had to conjure up a nuclear threat from Iran as “justification” for military action have been sharply undercut by some timely leaks to the Washington Post.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9667.htm

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Zambia agrees to deport London terrorism suspect to Britain :

Zambia officially announced it would deport to Britain the alleged mastermind behind the July 7 London bombings after arresting Briton Haroon Aswat in Lusaka two weeks ago.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/161389/1/.html

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Inconsistencies in the War on Terror:

In what legal limbo can a terrorist who is accused of 73 counts of premeditated murder find shelter? What is the status of Venezuela’s request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles?
www.counterpunch.com/pertierra08032005.html

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‘I was living fiction’ :

A former CIA agent talks to Stephen Moss about what makes a terrorist
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1541372,00.html

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Third terror trial prosecutor quits:

A THIRD US military prosecutor has quit the military commission process under which Australian David Hicks will be tried over concerns it is unfair.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=3549405

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Hicks can be tried in Aust, lawyers say:

Two leading academic lawyers say Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks could be charged and tried in Australia.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1429415.htm

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Paul Craig Roberts: When Armageddon Gets No Press:

Now that we really need them, the watchdog media has hired out as public relations and propaganda shills for the Bush administration and the neocon network.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9664.htm

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Old enemies’ wargames send a powerful message to the US:

Russia and China hope to sign a massive arms deal after staging joint exercises for the first time
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1718819,00.html

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Why the US won’t admit it was jilted :

President Karimov of Uzbekistan has served notice to quit on the US base in his country. This completes a process of diplomatic revolution as Karimov turns away from the west and back into the embrace of Russia, with coy sideways glances at China.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1541384,00.html

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‘’The ‘Great Game’ Heats Up in Central Asia’’:

The “Joint Statement of the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation Regarding the International Order of the 21st Century,” signed by Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 2, addresses U.S. hegemony in several less-than-oblique passages.
www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=339&language_id=1

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Hiroshima Film Cover-up Exposed :

I was told by people in the Pentagon that they didn’t want those [film] images out because they showed effects on man, woman and child. … They didn’t want the general public to know what their weapons had done
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001001583

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SA mercenaries off to Haiti? :

South African mercenaries are said to be involved in Haiti in the run-up to that country’s elections later this year, News24 reported on Tuesday.
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Wave of protest condemns UN massacre of poor in Haiti :

Emergency protests were held July 21 in Brazil, France and 13 U.S. and Canadian cities to express the world’s outrage at the massacre of at least 23 Haitian civilians on July 6 in the popular neighborhood of Cité Soleil by UN troops under Brazilian command.
www.amsterdamnews.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=4561&sID=12

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After 10-Year Hiatus, Pentagon Eyes New Landmine :

The George W. Bush administration may soon resume production of antipersonnel land mines in a move that is at odds with both the international community and previous U.S. policy on the weapons, says a leading human rights organization.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9666.htm

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2 Aides to Rove Testify in C.I.A. Leak Inquiry:

Two aides to Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, testified last Friday before a federal grand jury investigating whether government officials illegally disclosed the identity of an undercover C.I.A. operative, according to a person who has been officially briefed on the case.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9659.htm

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Shaping politics from the pulpits :

Ohio race shows how Christian right is changing the GOP
www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20050803/1a_cover02.art.htm

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High Court Nominee Roberts a Millionaire :

John Roberts is a multimillion-dollar man, with a fancy golf club membership and some hefty investments, according to a financial statement filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5186076,00.html

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Book Review: How America Gets Away With Murder:

Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage, and Crimes Against Humanity : By Michael Mandel
zmagsite.zmag.org/JulAug2004/herman0804.html#author

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I’m sorry, but the world’s still round:

Review of Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat ˆ A Brief History of the Globalized World in the 21st Century
svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2005/08/im-sorry-but-worlds-still-round.html

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Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005

“The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology.” : Michael Parenti political scientist, author

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“The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of the people.” David Edwards – British columnist – Source: Burning All Illusions, 1996

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“A slave is he who cannot speak his thoughts.”: Euripides

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“Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.” : Anne Louise Germaine de Stael – (1766-1817) French author

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 86 Days

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The Banner has been risen for Jihad inside the UK

We talk exclusively with two Islamic extremists about the London bombings.

They tell us that the so-called “covenant of security” which instructed jihadists not to attack the UK because of the shelter it offered dissidents, was abandoned as a result of Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War and the re-election of Tony Blair.

Real Video. Click here to watch
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9644.htm

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War Of The Phantoms:

Who Is ‘The Secret Organization Of al-Qaeda In Europe’?

While the existence of radical Muslim extremists is not questionable, what is noteworthy is that a feeling is spreading – within both Muslim public opinion and the international public opinion worldwide – that someone is apparently riding the back of these extremists to achieve bigger goals. One of these goals is precipitating a confrontation between the world’s two biggest religions: Christianity and Islam.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9649.htm

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‘One of them made cuts in my penis. I was in agony’

The Guardian

Benyam Mohammed travelled from London to Afghanistan in July 2001, but after September 11 he fled to Pakistan. He was arrested at Karachi airport on April 10 2002, and describes being flown by a US government plane to a prison in Morocco. These are extracts from his diary.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9654.htm

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13 Killed As Car Bomb Targets US Convoy:

At least 13 people have been reported killed in attacks in Iraq including a car bomb that exploded near a US milltary convoy in Baghdad.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EFD84045-AE01-4A91-94B1-AC5937F62BD2.htm

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9 Killed In Iraq Violence:

Five civilians were killed and one wounded when gunmen ambushed their car in Shu’la district, western Baghdad, A car bomb blew up near an Iraqi police patrol, one child was killed and eight policemen and a civilian were wounded.
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L02395973

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At Least 7 U.S. Marines Killed:

Six of the Marines, assigned to Regimental Combat Team-2 of the 2nd Marine Division, died Monday in Haditha, 140 miles northwest of Baghdad. Insurgents posted handbills in Haditha, claiming to have killed 10 U.S. troops, seizing some of their weapons.
www.nbcsandiego.com/news/4798419/detail.html

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4 Killed In Baghdad Blast:

At least four people were killed and 24 wounded when a suicide car bomber blew himself up close to a United States military convoy in central Baghdad on Tuesday, medics said.
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Marine Killed By Car Bomb:

A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed near Hit, Iraq.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20050803.txt

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In case you missed it:

The Unfeeling President:

This president does not know what death is. – He does not mourn. He doesn’t understand why he should mourn. He is satisfied during the course of a speech written for him to look solemn for a moment and speak of the brave young Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9648.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Hijacking Catastrophe : 9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire:

In a single meticulously organized hour of evidence and analysis, viewers are treated to a thoughtful explanation of modern American empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force for the current Bush administration.

This is a must watch video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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Polish PM: Iraq Nation-Building ‘Failed’:

“It failed totally,” Belka said at a panel discussion on nation-building at an international forum in Sweden. “Many mistakes, major mistakes, have been committed.”
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British Foreign Secretary: US-led troops ‘part of Iraq problem’:

THE presence of British and US troops in Iraq was fuelling the Sunni-led insurgency that had killed hundreds of people, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said in comments published today.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=3543721

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Norman Solomon : Operation Withdrawal Scam :

A few days ago, the White House launched a new phase of its propaganda siege for the Iraq war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9651.htm

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Suspect’s tale of travel and torture :

For two and a half years US authorities moved Benyam Mohammed around a series of prisons in Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan, before he was sent to Guantánamo Bay in September last year.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9653.htm

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Gitmo’s Kangaroo Court:

First Torture Them, Then Rig Their Trials
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9642.htm

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Defence Force lawyer lashes Hicks court:

Australia’s top Defence Force lawyer has lambasted the US military court David Hicks faces as “unobjective” and “wrong” following the release of sensational emails of US prosecutors which describe it as rigged.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9645.htm

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Howard, Beazley sell out on Australian law and courts:

The Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Kim Beazley are wrongly giving legitimacy to the US law and courts over the Australian rule of law, Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.
www.greens.org.au/mediacentre/mediareleases/senatorbrown/020805b

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US terror hearings rigged, say prosecutors:

The military commissions set up by the United States to try terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay are rigged, fraudulent and based on “half-assed” evidence, according to leaked e-mails.
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Insiders confirm obvious: the Hicks fix is in:

Australia’s Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, would do well to carefully read the leaked memos from the US prosecutors on the flawed military commission trial that will judge David Hicks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9646.htm

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British government saves Briton from “extraordinary rendition” by the U.S.:

British and American intelligence services are said to be in hot dispute over the importance of Aswat. So let’s see what we can figure out˜
www.simplyappalling.blogspot.com/#112290784137987310

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London Bombings Mastermind is MI6 Asset?:

Terrorism “Expert” John Loftus revealed that Haroon Rashid Aswat, the suspect wanted by British Police for “masterminding” the July 7th London bombings and July 21st attempted bombings is in fact an asset of MI6, the British Secret Service.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9643.htm

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Religous Hatred Fuels Attacks:

Faith hate crimes have soared by 600% in London since the July 7 bombings.
www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-13399356,00.html?f=rss

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Israeli ‘helped suicide bomber’ :

An Israeli Jew has been charged with helping a Palestinian suicide bomber enter Israel, where he blew himself up last month, killing five people.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4737659.stm

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The FAQ: Israel’s Unilateral “Disengagement” :

What is the Israeli “Disengagement” Plan?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9647.htm

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This is a must watch video:

Promises and Betrayals:

Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land :

An intriguing look at how the British double-dealing during WWI ignited the conflict between Arab and Jew in the Middle East. A disturbing picture of a duplicitous wartime government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8739.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 08/01/05:

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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George Monbiot: The treaty wreckers :

Saturday is the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The nuclear powers are commemorating it in their own special way: by seeking to ensure that the experiment is repeated.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9650.htm

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Taleban say three beaheaded for “spying”:

Taleban insurgents beheaded three Afghans on Tuesday after accusing them of spying for US forces, a Taleban spokesman said.
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/subcontinent/200
5/August/subcontinent_August56.xml&section=subcontinent&col=

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Central Asia: What Does Closure Of U.S. Military Base In Uzbekistan Mean?:

“If I was a government of Kyrgyzstan, what I would do now is to revise that and demand a very large rent for the base, because that base becomes essential to the United States,
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/8/E9DBB7AD-49F4-44E5-87C5-1E0916F24517.html

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Russia To Increase Defense Spending By 20 Percent:

President Vladimir Putin has repeated the need to modernize Russia’s military, including its nuclear weapons.
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Russia will help Iran despite nuclear moves:

Russia will maintain support for Iran’s nuclear program despite Tehran’s decision to restart the enrichment of uranium, Russian news agencies quoted sources in Russia’s atomic agency, Rosatom, as saying on Tuesday.
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France warns Iran on nuclear activities:

France has warned Iran that its decision to resume its nuclear activities could spark a major international crisis.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7BED05D3-63C0-45B1-B4EF-ABE87A6019E0.htm

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War pimp alert: Israel Warns of Iran Nuclear Plans:

Israeli officials expressed alarm Monday over Iran’s decision to resume uranium processing, warning that unless the international community steps up pressure on the Islamic state, Iran will develop nuclear weapons.
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US intelligence says Iran 10 yrs away from nuclear bomb – report :

The report also expresses uncertainty about whether Iran’s ruling clerics have made a decision to build a nuclear arsenal
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2005/08/02/afx2166527.html

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Judge shot dead in Tehran :

A gunman on a motorcycle shot dead an Iranian judge today who tried the case of a prominent journalist now on a hunger strike, a judiciary spokesman said.
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Bomb explodes outside British firms in Tehran:

A small bomb exploded outside the offices of British Airways, BP and DaimlerChrysler in the Iranian capital Tehran yesterday, but there were no casualties, witnesses said.
www.thedailystar.net/2005/08/03/d508031308110.htm

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Niger: Famine Warnings Unheeded:

Niger’s problem now, the experts say, is that many of the country’s poor are remote, landlocked and little known, and desperately, desperately hungry.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/08/02/earlyshow/main713303.shtml

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Compassionate Priest is Beaten, Jailed in Haiti :

What kind of world do we live in where a priest is locked up on false charges of inciting violence while the real violence of weapons and lies and oppression and power rage on in Haiti seemingly unchecked?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9652.htm

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Mexican mercenaries expand base into U.S.:

A renegade band of Mexican military deserters, offering $50,000 bounties for the assassination of U.S. law-enforcement officers, has expanded its base of operations into the United States to protect loads of cocaine and marijuana being brought into America by Mexican smugglers, authorities said.
www.washingtontimes.com/national/20050801-122047-2623r.htm

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Gonzales balks at release of Roberts document:

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Monday he would have “very serious concerns” about sharing internal documents requested by Senate Democrats in the debate over John Roberts’ nomination to the Supreme Court.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050801/pl_nm/bush_court_dc

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John Bolton: Ugly Face on Ugly Policy:

It’s macho, in your face, unilateral, we don’t give a damn, we’re doing it our way, and if you don’t like it, tough: That’s the style that

got the United States into Iraq and into the torture scandal.
progressive.org/?q=mag_wx080105

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Some Europeans Angered by Bush’s Summer Surprise:

The controversial John Bolton is now US President George Bush’s right-hand man at the UN. Europe is stunned.
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,367959,00.html

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Trouble in the Land of the Free :

Hundreds of billions of dollars and nearly two thousand American dead to bring democracy to Iraq, but no need to go overboard with that freedom stuff here at home, thank you.
www.commondreams.org/views05/0801-24.htm

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Bush gives pep talk to disaster-hit Scout jamboree:

The president twice postponed his visit to the Scout gathering, which at times had the air of a U.S. Army recruitment drive.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N31457321.htm

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In case you missed it:

“Strategy for Homeland Defense and Support,”: .PDF :

This active, layered defense is global, seamlessly integrating US capabilities in the forward regions of the world, the global commons of space and cyberspace, in the geographic approaches to US territory, and within the United States. It is a defense in depth.
www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2005/d20050630homeland.pdf

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World turning its back on Brand America:

The US is increasingly viewed as a “culture-free zone” inhabited by arrogant and unfriendly people, according to study of 25 countries’ brand reputations.
news.ft.com/cms/s/77868922-0228-11da-9481-00000e2511c8.html

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Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005

Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires: Edward W. Said – “Orientalism 25 Years Later,” Counterpunch.org website, 4 August 2003.

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To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace: Publius Cornelius Tacitus – 55-117. Roman historian.

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Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.: Lucius Annaeus Seneca : 4 BC-65. Roman philosopher and playwright.

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 85 Days

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Deep Background

The same people in and around the administration who brought you Iraq are preparing to do the same for Iran.

By Philip Giraldi

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.informationclearinghouse.info/article9639.htm

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Leaked emails claim Guantanamo trials rigged:

“The process is perpetrating a fraud on the American people”

Leaked emails from two former prosecutors claim the military commissions set up to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay are rigged, fraudulent, and thin on evidence against the accused.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9628.htm

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GI exposed abuses at prison

By Matthew D. LaPlante

He had witnessed a soldier shoot a 14-year-old boy in the back during a raid – as the boy was running away. That matter, he claimed, was never thoroughly investigated.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9629.htm

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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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21 Killed In Iraq Violence:

The bodies of 20 people, one of them beheaded, were found dumped in southwest Baghdad. Interior ministry official Brigadier Salam Lutfi was killed on a highway in eastern Baghdad.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01428445.htm

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Gunmen killed a brigadier in the Iraqi security forces:

Opening fire on his car as he crossed a Baghdad bridge, an interior ministry source said.
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Ohio soldier killed in Iraq questioned U.S. role there :

A Columbus area soldier who died Friday in Iraq had told relatives that he feared he would not make it home alive and was questioning the purpose of the U.S. military presence.
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‘America will never leave Iraq’, US solider says:

A US soldier holidaying in Ireland speaks candidly about the war in Iraq and says bases his country are building there are permanent…
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UK: Could this Œpolice officer‚ be a soldier?:

The man, wearing civilian clothes with a blue cap marked “Police‰, was carrying a specially modified Heckler & Koch G3K rifle with a shortened barrel and a butt from a PSG-1 sniper rifle fitted to it ˜ a combination used by the SAS.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9636.htm

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Bomb suspect ‘has no international terror links’ :

The suspect arrested in Rome over the failed July 21 London bomb attacks has no wider links to large international terrorist groups, an Italian police chief said today.
www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1540489,00.html

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London faces lockdown to thwart third terror strike:

THOUSANDS of police marksmen will be on London‚s streets and rooftops again today after warnings that another team of suicide bombers is plotting a third attack on the capital. The new group is believed to be made up of British Muslims who were understood to be close to staging an attack on the Underground network last week.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9634.htm

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Blair is a liar, say Muslim leaders:

Tony Blair was accused of “lies, lies and damned lies‰ by Muslim leaders who claimed that he was silencing legitimate political expression while befriending Muslim dictators who oppress their people.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22989-1716444,00.html

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The real reason Blair opposes withdrawal :

Their problem is that they want a pliable puppet regime in Baghdad, and they know that immediate withdrawal will undermine that aim.
comment.independent.co.uk/letters/article302892.ece

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Mike Whitney : Burying Blair; the post-mortem for the British PM :

Blair has spent the better part of the last 5 years affixed to Bush like a tick on a rhino; riding piggy-back on the coat-tails of his Crawford-twin. He’s even taken on the apocalyptic lingo of his mentor; braying about “evil ideology” and the “defense of civilization”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9632.htm

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Iraq war prompted attack on Australian embassy: suspect:

The key conspirator arrested for the bombing of Australia’s embassy in Jakarta last September says the attack was launched because of Australia’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1426700.htm

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Awaiting Justice:

The annual death rate of under-5 year old infants is 5.8 per 100 in US-occupied Afghanistan and 2.6 per 100 in US-occupied Iraq due to gross Coalition violation of the Geneva Conventions for protection of civilians
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9633.htm

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Spy’s Notes on Iraqi Aims Were Shelved, Suit Says:

The Central Intelligence Agency was told by an informant in the spring of 2001 that Iraq had abandoned a major element of its nuclear weapons program, but the agency did not share the information with other agencies or with senior policy makers, a former C.I.A. officer has charged.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9635.htm

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Red Sea bombing suspect shot dead – govt:

Egyptian police shot dead one of the prime suspects in the bombings which killed at least 64 people in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on July 23, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01498971.htm

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Israel must not leave Gaza sealed off from the outside world

Optimism over Gaza’s future may be exaggerated. Unless Israel can be convinced to allow easy access in and out of the territory for

goods and people, Gaza could prove a gloomy model of desperation and a dangerous setback to hopes for political progress.
news.ft.com/cms/s/a54fabe0-0228-11da-9481-00000e2511c8.html

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Annan: Bolton Must Cooperate With Envoys :

Annan and U.N. diplomats played down the significance of President Bush’s decision to appoint Bolton while Congress is out of

session as a way to bypass Democrats who had blocked a vote in the Senate.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5182203,00.html

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Bush bypasses Senate to install neo-con at UN :

When Mr Bolton’s nomination was announced in March, critics said it signalled Mr Bush’s desire to destroy the scandal-ridden UN.

Mr Bolton once said it would not make much difference to its operation if 10 floors of the UN’s 38-storey New York headquarters were

removed.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1540492,00.html

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Origins of the Species Neo-Con:

Tracking the genealogy of the cabal of neo-conservatives who have so disastrously dominated foreign policy under George W. Bush, journalists have followed a political bloodline back to the 1960s, to cold war pamphleteers like Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz, and-more respectably if also more tenuously- to the postwar University of Chicago political theorist Leo Strauss.
www.egp360.net/midnightride/morris_2005_04_19.shtml

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Justin Raimondo : Taking Down the Neocons :

Federal probes will be their downfall
www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=6826

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Contractors, military in ‘bidding war’:

The U.S. military has hired private companies at a cost approaching $1 billion to help dispose of Saddam Hussein’s arsenal in Iraq
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-07-31-contractors-private_x.htm

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In case you missed it:

How The CIA Looted $40 Billion Of Military Equipment From Iraq
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8546.htm

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On Farthest U.S. Shores, Iraq Is a Way to a Dream:

From Pago Pago in American Samoa to Yap in Micronesia, 4,000 miles to the west, Army recruiters are scouring the Pacific, looking for high school graduates to enlist at a time when the Iraq war is turning off many candidates in the States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9637.htm

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Paul Krugman: Triumph of the Machine:

The campaign for Social Security privatization has degenerated into farce. The “global war on terrorism” has been downgraded to the “global struggle against violent extremism” (pronounced gee-save), which is just embarrassing. Baghdad is a nightmare, Basra is a militia-run theocracy, and officials are talking about withdrawing troops from Iraq next year (just in time for the U.S. midterm elections).
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9641.htm

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Tom Engelhardt : Stop Thief! : Assessing the Reaction to the Roberts Nomination :

If the Democrats were an actual opposition party, if they were really a party at all, the Roberts nomination would be an open-and-shut case, no need to consider Roberts’ record on abortion or anything else. – It seems, however, that the Democrats in Congress, after much shuffling and hemming and hawing, will take the sharpened razor handed them by the President and slit their own wrists.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9630.htm

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Jim Lobe: Dating Cheney’s Nuclear Drumbeat: Framing the Plame Case:

It is worth noting the first moment that the specter of an advanced Iraqi nuclear-weapons program was propelled into post-9/11 public consciousness.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9640.htm

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Arianna Huffington : The Judy File:

Ever since I started blogging about Judy Miller’s role in Plamegate (and in the selling of the war in Iraq), I’ve been showered with tips and tidbits about the jailed reporter
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The Source Beyond Rove:

Condoleezza Rice at the Center of the Plame Scandal
www.egp360.net/midnightride/morris_2005_07_24.shtml

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Anti-Mubarak protesters clash with police in Cairo:

Wielding bamboo batons and small leaded clubs, Egyptian security agents attacked and beat protesters on Saturday as they tried to rally in the central Tahrir Square here, chanting slogans calling for the end of Hosni Mubarak’s 24-year-reign as president.
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/08/01/2003265958

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Russian Defense Minister Says Taliban Control Most Of Afghanistan… :

Ivanov said the situation in Afghanistan is very “contradictory” because while the Taliban roam free in most of Afghanistan there are “no active military” operations taking place.
www.azadiradio.org/en/dailyreport/2005/08/01.ASP

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US and Russia split over allies in Asia :

THE beginning of a United States-Russia divide in Central Asia has opened with Uzbekistan’s announcement that it will close an American airbase on its territory.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1710132005

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Venezuela’s Chavez Says CAFTA Is ‘perverse’ Deal That Will Harm Central America:

Chavez says that is the wrong strategy for small countries with a history of domination by the United States.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBLO5BSTBE.html

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Niger Faces Major Food Emergency:

We go to Niamey, Niger for a report from Doctors Without Borders.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/01/1359213

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Japan imposes trade sanctions on US:

Japan has decided to impose its first-ever retaliatory sanctions against the United States on 15 goods, including steel, in response to a controversial US anti-dumping law.
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Sweden donates more than the US :

The Swedish donation to the survivors of the devastating disaster in South East Asia is more than twice the amount donated by the United States, the world‚s richest nation
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9638.htm

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Immigrants’ arrests leave their children stranded:

About 30 children, some as young as 3 months old, were left behind with no parents after the arrests, officials said.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/3289462

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