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 Information Clearing House  Digest 13-16 August 2005

 
 

Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 100 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Grim Iraq reality dawns for Bush :

After setting out to establish a democracy, the US slowly realizes an Islamic republic is taking shape
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9790.htm

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Iraqis extend deadline for new constitution

By Robert Fisk

AS usual in Iraq, a grotesque political failure was being dressed up as a semi-victory last night by an Iraqi government that controls little more than a few square miles of Baghdad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9801.htm

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Unacceptable regimes in Iraq and the United states

Occupied zones

By Howard Zinn

There are killings every day in Iraq. Occupying troops, diplomats, aid workers and media people are killed, as are Iraqis, in far greater numbers. But President George Bush’s war is not only against opponents in Iraq and the Middle East: it is a war against his fellow Americans.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9802.htm

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We came to bear witness

To speak up for a man who is now forever silent.

By Celeste Zappala and Dante Zappala

We are sunk down into the soil of our country, digging in for a few days near the president’s ranch. Our friend Cindy Sheehan has been entrenched here for a week, demanding a meeting with the president.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9787.htm

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Two policemen killed, 26 civilians wounded in two attacks in Baghdad :

Gunmen killed two Iraqi policemen and wounded two others while US forces wounded 26 bricklayers in Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
english.people.com.cn/200508/16/eng20050816_202829.html

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Two Guards Killed:

Two guards were killed and two wounded when gunmen opened fire on a civil defence building in the eastern Sadr City district of the capital, a police source said.
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L16075015

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Canadian Man Abducted and Killed in Iraq:

A Canadian man pursuing a business venture in Iraq has been abducted and killed, Prime Minister Paul Martin said Monday.
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Iraq’s Draft Constitution Needs Revisions:

Unied States diplomats and officials, who had put pressure on delegates to reach an agreement, tried to conceal their disappointment in the delay with a cloak of positive democratic hyperbole.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9793.htm

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Iraq press blasts government for ignoring basic needs:

Newspapers say upgrading basic services is more important than drafting constitution.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9792.htm

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Grim Iraq reality dawns for Bush :

After setting out to establish a democracy, the US slowly realizes an Islamic republic is taking shape
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9790.htm

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Fresh allegations Iraqi prisoner abuse emerge:

Former Iraqi prisoners claim in a BBC program to be broadcast today that British troops abused and humiliated them in the aftermath of the US-led invasion in March 2003.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1438431.htm

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Robert Fisk: No more bottles of Lebanese red for the diners of Baghdad :

In the good old days – when there were just roadside explosives and suicide car bombs to contend with – one of the few comforts of Baghdad was to go out for dinner.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9800.htm

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Psychological trauma widespread in Iraq :

One of Iraq’s top psychiatrists says that more than two years of war, occupation and insurgency have turned the country into possibly the most psychologically damaged place in the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9796.htm

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Al-Qaeda, a Secret Service Operation?:

Turkish intelligence specialists agree that there is no such organization as al-Qaeda. Rather, Al-Qaeda is the name of a secret service operation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9779.htm

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Sakra: I Dispatched Men to US and UK for Terrorist Activity :

Luai Sakra, a Syrian national, was captured as he was preparing for an attack to target Israeli cruse liners. Reports claim that Sakra had information about the al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, and the triple London attacks on July 7.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9781.htm

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Kurt Nimmo: Turkish Intelligence: Al-Qaeda a U.S. Covert Operation:

It is curious how alleged key people in the al-CIA-duh network end up working for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9782.htm

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A ŒStrange’ Al Qaeda Leader: “I Don’t Pray, I Drink Alcohol’ :

Luai Sakra, one of the 5 most important key figures in Al Qaeda, was captured last week by Turkish Police. Israel police was almost spoiling all operation, Turkish officials say.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9783.htm

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Legal ‘Creation’ of Al-Qaeda:

Jamal al-Fadl was on the run from bin Laden, having stolen money from him. In return for his testimony, the United States gave him witness protection in America and hundereds of thousands of dollars.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamal_al-Fadl

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Groups Launch “People’s Petition for an Iraq Peace Plan”:

Anti-war groups in the United States are releasing a People’s Petition for an Iraq Peace Process. Peace Action and Progressive Democrats of America are inviting other organizations and individuals to join their call for U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq and the appointment of a peace envoy to broker a political settlement.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9794.htm

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Vigil for Cindy Sheehan:

Cindy has asked supporters to start candlelight vigils in their communities to support her and call for an end to the war.
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War Protester’s Husband Files For Divorce:

The husband of Cindy Sheehan, the California mother camped outside President Bush’s ranch in Texas to protest the death of a son who was killed while serving with U.S. forces in Iraq, filed for divorce, according to court documents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9791.htm

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Another Soldiers Mom Speaks Out:

Mother of soldier killed in Iraq explains her vigil outside President Bush’s ranch
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9786.htm

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Crosses vandalized at antiwar mom’s Texas camp site:

A pickup truck ran over wooden crosses erected at anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan’s campsite on Monday night, in the latest sign of tension over the peace vigil outside vacationing President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch.
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Crawford Peace House Community.

How you can help.
crawfordpeace.nfshost.com/

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Republican, Congressional Candidate Calls For Bush’s Impeachment:

In my campaign for Congress here in Vermont, and in my efforts to rouse other “citizen candidacies” for Congress across the nation in the coming months, I will not hesitate to recommend your impeachment.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9788.htm

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Killing Women and Children First:

Should we really be surprised when terrorists˜murderers˜adopt the same disregard for civilian life?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9795.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 08/15/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Disengagement and ethnic cleansing :

Israel’s pullout from Gaza is openly justified by demography – in other words, the need to maintain a Jewish majority
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9799.htm

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The world’s largest prison camp :

It seems that Israel wants to lock up Gaza and throw away the key
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9797.htm

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Journalists “Disengaged” From Real Gaza Story:

Just like Oslo was a ruse for Israel’s most intensive period of colonisation, the Gaza disengagement has effectively diverted the mainstream media’s attention from Israel’s continuing war crimes.
umkahlil.blogspot.com/2005/08/journalists-disengaged-from-real-gaza.html

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Settlers greet soldiers with angry chants of ‘Gestapo’ :

Dozens of flatbed lorries, each carrying the two containers allotted to each family to remove their property, were allowed through the gates at midday on their way to the homes of Neve Dekalim families ready to leave
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article306175.ece

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Disengagement Riddled with Uncertainty

Confusion, misdirection, propaganda, misinformation and outright lying are the hallmarks of life for everyone in the Gaza Strip these days.
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Kathleen Christison: Camp David Redux:

The myths about Camp David, and particularly about Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s supposedly “generous offer,” have become part of an urban legend by now, particularly among those many commentators, friends of Israel, and instant experts who feel constrained to relieve Israel of any culpability for the Camp David collapse or the intifada that followed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9784.htm

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UK warns of third terror attack on London :

British Home Secretary Charles Clarke has warned terrorists could be planning a third attack on London.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-08/16/content_3363735.htm

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Race, Islam and terrorism :

Most African-Caribbean men who become Muslims do so because it gives their lives hope and meaning
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9798.htm

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War pimp alert:

IDF: Iran to acquire nuclear warhead in 3 years
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3128372,00.html

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US denies rift with Germany over Iran:

The US State Department shrugged off suggestions of a rift between Washington and German Chancello Gerhard Schroeder over the threat of using force to halt Iran’s nuclear program.
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Human shield protects Iran`s nuclear plant:

Iranian university students encircled the main uranium conversion plant in the city of Isfahan Tuesday, forming a human shield as if to protect the plant.
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Iran, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Russia to discuss Iran’s gas export to Europe :

“Given that China, India and Pakistan are among Iran’s gas clients and keen to bolster relations with the country, if other consumers of gas do not proceed in time they may face a shortage of gas available for export.
www.payvand.com/news/05/aug/1166.html

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Former Russian Nuclear Minister Says U.S. Charges Politically Motivated:

A former Russian nuclear minister in Swiss custody pending a U.S. extradition request has accused the American authorities of fabricating a criminal case against him to avenge his push for nuclear contracts with Iran, India and China
mosnews.com/news/2005/08/16/adamovaccuse.shtml

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Police Seize Russian Uranium In Istanbul:

The Turkish news agency Anatolia today reported that police have arrested and charged two people with attempting to smuggle nuclear materials after they were allegedly found trying to sell 173 grams of enriched uranium smuggled from Russia.
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Russia: Chechen Official Puts War Death Toll At 160,000:

A top official in Chechnya’s pro-Kremlin government said on 15 August that up to 160,000 troops and civilians have died or gone missing in the two wars waged by Russia against Chechen separatist rebels.
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U.S. Troops In Azerbaijan?

Moscow says no, but Baku says maybe.
jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2370148

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Nicaragua: ex banana workers to get $ 97 mln:

The judge decided that a number of American companies will have to pay a compensation of $ 97 mln. to a 150 former employees, who have suffered unrecoverable injuries from the use of pesticides.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9785.htm

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The Sandinista Revolution and the “Fifth Freedom”:

This article examines the various programs implemented during the revolution, the US reaction to the revolution, and Nicaragua’s present situation.
mrzine.monthlyreview.org/major150805.html

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Chavez makes US oil export “threat” :

Oil exports to the US could stop amid growing tensions between the two countries, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4153318.stm

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Gwynne Dyer: Upside of rising oil prices :

The price of oil may hit US$80 or even US$100 this year
www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10340906

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American investors move away from US assets:

American investors diversified away from the US at the fastest rate in 10 years, even as foreign buyers stepped up their purchases of US assets, data released on Monday suggested.
news.ft.com/cms/s/a69caee2-0db0-11da-aa67-00000e2511c8.html

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Lazy Democrats Say:

Roberts Unlikely To Face Big Fight:

Democrats have decided that unless there is an unexpected development in the weeks ahead, they will not launch a major fight to block the Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts Jr., according to legislators, Senate aides and party strategists.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9803.htm

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In a world gone crazy!:

Babies Caught Up in ‘No-Fly’ Confusion :

Infants have been stopped from boarding planes at airports throughout the U.S. because their names are the same as or similar to those of possible terrorists on the government’s “no-fly list.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9804.htm

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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005

I have seen men march to the wars, and then I have watched their homeward tread, And they brought back bodies of living men, But their eyes were cold and dead: Edmund Vance Cooke

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When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.” : Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.” : Robert Frost

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 99 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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“This is barbarism”

“Why, even if I was guilty, would they do this?”

By Carol D. Leonnig

Sami Al-Laithi said that as a result of his detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, he is now confined to a wheelchair with two broken vertebrae. He said military personnel and interrogators stomped on his back, dropped him on the floor and repeatedly forced his neck forward soon after his arrival at the prison.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9778.htm

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Failing in Iraq

The goal of establishing an American colony in the Middle East has fallen on hard-times

By Mike Whitney

The New World Order, built on the rubble of Falluja and on the tortured victims of Abu Ghraib, is being progressively dismantled by the grit and resolve of the Iraqi resistance fighting to restore their nation’s sovereignty and independence. It appears increasingly likely that their struggle will succeed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9776.htm

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How can the US ever win, when Iraqi children die like this?

By Robert Fisk

“I told the American officer: ‚You have killed the innocent and such things will lead the people to destroy you and the people will make a revolution against you. You said you had come to liberate us from the previous regime. But you are destroying our walls and doors.‚”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9761.htm

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Someone Tell the President the War Is Over

President Bush may be the last person in the country to learn that for Americans, if not Iraqis, the war in Iraq is over.

By Frank Rich

The president’s claim on Thursday that “no decision has been made yet” about withdrawing troops from Iraq can be taken exactly as seriously as the vice president’s preceding fantasy that the insurgency is in its “last throes.” The country has already made the decision for Mr. Bush. We’re outta there. Now comes the hard task of identifying the leaders who can pick up the pieces of the fiasco.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9759.htm

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Fable of the Emperor and the Grieving Mother

By David Krieger

While the message of the grieving mother encamped in front of the Emperor‚s castle did not move the hard heart of the Emperor, it did indeed miraculously resound through the empire, and the populace did indeed begin to question with her whether her son had died in vain and whether the Emperor‚s war had been no more than tragic folly.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9760.htm

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Nine Iraqis killed in insurgent attacks:

Four Iraqi soldiers are among nine killed in several insurgent attacks across Iraq.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=14291

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Roadside bomb kills four Iraqi soldiers in Fallujah :

The bomb was detonated at around 7 a.m. (GMT 0300) when Iraqi security forces were patrolling in the center of the city
english.people.com.cn/200508/15/eng20050815_202530.html

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Civilians killed in suicide attack south of Baghdad:

A suicide attack killed two Iraqi civilians and wounded five others yesterday south of Baghdad, an Iraqi police source said in a press statement on Monday.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=760611

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Three 278th soldiers killed in Iraq, 1 wounded:

The soldiers were investigating a possible rocket that had been fired near their base when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.
www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3724002&nav=4QcIdLiu

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Iraqi vice-president escapes assassination attempt:

Iraqi vice-president Dr. Adel Abdulmahdi escaped a bid on life northeast of Baghdad Monday
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=760770

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No deal on Iraqi constitution

Parliament members have voted unanimously for an extra week to work on the draft constitution.
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Robert Fisk: A constitution that means nothing to ordinary Iraqis :

Behind ramparts of concrete and barbed wire, the framers of Iraq’s new constitution wrestled yesterday to prevent – or bring about – the federalisation of Iraq while their compatriots in the hot and fetid streets outside showed no interest in their efforts.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9772.htm

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Change might not be good for Iraqi women:

In a chilling irony, women may actually have fewer rights under Iraq’s new, ``democratic’’ constitution than they did under Saddam Hussein.
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=97940

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Iraq realities dash U.S. expectations:

Never before has the disconnect between American aspirations for Iraq and the reality on the ground seemed greater than now, in this third scorching summer of frustration and violence
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Decorated Marine Accused Of Opening Fire On Noisy Crowd:

A Marine who won high praise for his service in Iraq will undergo psychological evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital after being accused of firing a shotgun into a crowd of people outside his apartment.
www.turnto10.com/news/4854168/detail.html

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Iraq veteran arrested in killing

20-year-old suspect in double shooting had requested treatment for stress disorder
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William Rivers Pitt : Cindy’s Victory :

All the protests, all the articles, all the books, all the whistleblowers, all the criticism combined have not packed the kind of punch that one mother in a ditch has delivered to this administration’s carefully crafted fantasy vision of what is happening in Iraq.
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/081505Z.shtml

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Tom Engelhardt : Cindy Sheehan’s War:

Cindy, Don, and George: On Being in a Ditch at the Side of the Road
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9765.htm

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Mom’s Iraq-war protest near Bush ranch picks up steam:

Hundreds converge on Peace House, riling at least one of the president’s neighbors.
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Bush will `go on with life’ :

Defends refusal to meet protester
www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/wire.ssf?/base/news/1124011285247770.xml&coll=2

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Bush Œlosing way‚ in war on terror:

THEY have been admirers of the president since the attacks of September 11, 2001, but now some of George W Bush‚s staunchest supporters are accusing him of “losing his way‰ in the war on terror.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1734194,00.html

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Bush’s economic invasion of Iraq:

U.S. corporations march into Baghdad, at the expense of self-determination.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9767.htm

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Doubt on war grows in U.S.:

Even supporters say the effort isn’t worth loss of American lives
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/trib004.html

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It’s now about getting out of the Iraq mess:

At is one thing to send in the troops, waving the flag, another to bring them home, mission accomplished.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9770.htm

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Paul Craig Roberts : Get Ready for World War III

 
VP Cheney has already ordered the U.S. Strategic Command to come up with plans to strike Iran with tactical nuclear weapons.
www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=6936

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How Bush would gain from war with Iran :

Iraq is proving an electoral liability. This is a threat to the Bush team’s intention to retain power for the next decade – perhaps, as the author Bob Woodward says, with President Cheney at the helm. War with Iran next spring can enable them to win the mid-term elections and retain control of the Republican party, now in partial rebellion over Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9773.htm

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Patrick J. Buchanan : Is this Iran crisis for real?:

Are the Iranian mullahs close to acquiring the bomb? Has Iran violated the Non-Proliferation Treaty by restarting its conversion of yellowcake into uranium hexaflouride? The answer to both is no.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9771.htm

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Iran accuses US, Britain over ethnic clashes :

Iran on Sunday accused Britain and the United States of instigating recent ethnic clashes involving the country’s Kurdish and Arab minorities.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9762.htm

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Tests appear to back Iran on nuke traces -diplomat:

Tests by the U.N. nuclear watchdog appear to confirm that traces of weapons-grade uranium found in Iran came from abroad, reinforcing Tehran’s assertion it does not seek atomic weapons, a diplomat said on Sunday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14209616.htm

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Wasting America’s morality:

The American people must awaken, throw the neoconservatives out of office and elect different leaders who truly seek a return to these fundamental values.
www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=1849

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Patrick J. Buchanan: Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Christian morality:

If terrorism is the massacre of innocents to break the will of rulers, were not Hiroshima and Nagasaki terrorism on a colossal scale?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9763.htm

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Mickey Z. : Helen Keller: Not Blind to War Crimes :

Keller’s critique of the government propaganda campaign to stir up Americans to support U.S. intervention in the war remains more germane than ever. “Every modern war has had its root in exploitation” Keller said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9769.htm

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Savvy, clout fill pockets of investment firm:

U.S. looking into Carlyle Group links to teacher funds
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9766.htm

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Charles Mercieca: Ultimate Goal of Corporations in America:

Gaining Control of Universities: If you were to find colleges and universities in the USA talking to students about the hazards of war, that would be a rare exception. US big corporations, particularly those linked with the war industry are trying to portray the fighting of wars as a sign or “patriotism and bravery!‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9764.htm

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Meanwhile, Israel grabs the rest of Jerusalem :

Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem indicate that Israel’s unilaterally imposed disengagement was never meant to start a peace process, but rather to end one.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9768.htm

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Palestinians urged to temper festivities:

As Israel has begun its unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a number of Palestinian intellectuals have urged the Palestinian Authority and resistance groups to tone down celebrations and pay attention to Israel’s expansion in the West Bank.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6409735D-B963-49E6-B409-568F1F738731.htm

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Settlers defiant, Israeli army moves in:

Defiant Jewish settlers have blocked the gates of Gaza’s most hardline settlements, preventing soldiers from delivering 48-hour eviction notices as Israel began its pullout from the coastal territory.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7488DB6B-3B1A-4D77-83F4-EF3D97263E47.htm

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Compensation if you are displaced, unless you are Palestinian:

While US-taxpayers foot the bill for the so-called pull-out, virtually no attention is being paid to Palestinians whose property has been demolished over the years by the Israeli military and settlers, not to mention those who were deprived of their homeland since 1948.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article4086.shtml

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Hastert‚s Turkish Allies Tied to Bin Laden:

“If they were to allow the whole picture to emerge∑ certain elected officials will stand trial and go to prison.‰ ˆ Sibel Edmonds
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9775.htm

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Vanity Fair : Sibel Edmonds, An Inconvenient Patriot :

A senior official at the Turkish Consulate is said to have claimed in one recording that the price for Hastert to withdraw the resolution would have been at least $500,000.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9774.htm

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What Now, Karl?

Rove and Ashcroft face new allegations in the Valerie Plame affair
villagevoice.com/news/0533,waasweb1,66861,2.html

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Paul Krugman: Social Security Lessons:

Mr. Bush came to bury Social Security, not to save it. Over time, the Bush plan would have transformed Social Security from a social insurance program into a mutual fund, with nothing except a name in common with the system F.D.R. created.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9777.htm

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Tragedy of US drugs craze orphans :

In this corner of rural America something out there is much worse than a twister: it is called crystal meth.
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1548835,00.html

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Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005

“If you had only known the man you were trying to kill, you would have risked your life, to save his.” Harry Pope, ww2 , – Pacific USS LSM 41, 1944 – Occupied Japan, 1950

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Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them! : Stephen Decatur

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Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it. : William Shakespeare

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Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty: George Washington

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All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it: Alexis de Tocqueville

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 97 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9221.htm

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Able Danger disabled

THE report of the 9/11 commission, once a best seller and hailed by the news media as the definitive word on the subject, must now be moved to the fiction shelves.

By Jack Kelly

The commission concluded, you’ll recall, that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon couldn’t have been prevented, and that if there was negligence, it was as much the fault of the Bush Administration (for moving slowly on the recommendations of Clinton counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke) as of the Clinton administration. Able Danger has changed all of that.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9755.htm

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Justin Raimondo: 9/11 Revisionism, Revisited : The mystery of ‘Able Danger’

Why is there no mention, Mr. Speaker, of a recommendation in September of 2000 to take out Mohammed Atta’s cell which would have detained three of the terrorists who struck us?”
antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=6923

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The flag won’t protect you; it’s in the wrong hands

By Luciana Bohne

Americans are convinced they are the emissaries of peace and good will. Pretty staggering delusion all things considered˜pathological, one might say. What is the cause of this megalomania? Perhaps it’s that radical branch of Protestantism called Puritanism? A kind of Anglo equivalent of Wahabbism?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9754.htm

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Iraqis say 15 dead after U.S. military shooting :

The director of Ramadi General Hospital, said 15 people were killed, including eight children, and 17 wounded.
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Six Soldiers Killed:

Armed assailants killed four soldiers at the al-Siniya base west of Baiji. In a separate incident, two soldiers were killed when armed men attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint in al-Dhuluiyah, 70km north of Baghdad.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3B86C648-08FB-48AC-88F8-5AC0F88457BF.htm

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Six Killed In Samarra:

Four civilians died when a roadside bomb exploded near Samarra. Two Iraqi police were also shot to death in Samarra, police said.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1034328&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

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One killed in suicide attack south of Baghdad:

A suicide bomber killed one Iraqi citizen and wounded another in Baghdad’s southern Dura suburb Saturday, a police spokesman said.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=760154

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Iraqis: Constitution Will Beat Deadline :

Sunnis appear to be sending a warning that they can bring down the constitution in the referendum. According to the country’s interim charter, the constitution will be void if it is rejected by two-thirds of voters in three provinces. Sunnis are a majority in four.
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Alleged Bin Laden Contact in Iraq Gov’t:

An American accused in court papers of having ties to Osama bin Laden is now working for the Iraqi government’s Foreign Ministry, U.S. officials and a former CIA counterterrorism chief say.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050811/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/american_bin_laden

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Poll: Iraq War Increased Terror Risk, Say Americans :

57 per cent of respondents believe the war in Iraq has made the U.S. less safe from terrorism, up 18 points since June.
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/8489

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‘There is No Enemy Greater Than Ourselves’:

In this open letter to President Bush, the wife of a soldier imprisoned for objecting to the war makes the case for peace.
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/24010/

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Arianna Huffington: Cindy Sheehan Steps Into the Leadership Void :

During my many years as a writer, I’ve interviewed hundreds of people. But talking with Cindy Sheehan this morning was unlike any conversation I’ve ever had.
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Italy hastens troop reduction in Iraq-source:

Italy, a month ahead of schedule, has started reducing its presence in Iraq by drawing down the first 130 forces in a planned 300-troop withdrawal, a Rome-based military source said on Saturday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1332415.htm

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Half-price Colombian fighters offered for Iraq:

A US company operating out of Ecuador says it has signed up about 1,000 Colombian police and military staff to work as hired guns in Iraq, for less than half of their US counterparts’ salaries.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1437039.htm

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Fraud in Iraq costs $1 billion:

The report said an Iraqi audit suggested that senior U.S.-appointed Iraqi Defense Ministry officials used three intermediary companies to hide the kickbacks. It said the contracts involved unnecessary, overpriced or outdated equipment.
washingtontimes.com/upi/20050812-125147-6545r.htm

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Iraqis thirst for water and power:

This summer, the third since the fall of Baghdad, has been the worst yet when it comes to basic services. Interruptions to electricity and water supplies – caused by both decay and sabotage – are driving up the frustrations of millions of Iraqis.
news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20050811/ts_csm/outility

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G.I.’s Deployed in Iraq Desert With Lots of American Stuff:

First Lt. Taysha Deaton of the Louisiana National Guard went to war expecting a gritty yearlong deployment of sand, heat and duress, but ended up spending her nights in a king-size bed beneath imported sheets and a fluffy down comforter.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9752.htm

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Bush hints at military option for Iran:

US President George W Bush refused to rule out the use of force against Iran over the Islamic republic’s resumption of nuclear activities, in an interview with Israeli television.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9751.htm

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Germany rejects Iran military option:

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has rejected the threat of military force against Iran, hours after US President George Bush said he would consider it as a last resort to press Tehran to give up its nuclear program.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1437072.htm

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West ‘can’t push Iran around’ :

The West cannot push Iran around as it did Libya and Iraq, a former Iranian president said in a sermon during prayers at Tehran University.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1771552005

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Hide Tide of the Neocons:

The neocon plan as I understand it is to stand by while the EU-Iran talks collapse; to acquire a Security Council resolution condemning Iran; have John Bolton as new U.S. ambassador to the UN declare the organization irresponsible if not useless; and then tell the American people the U.S. has tried to deal with Iran’s nuclear weapons threat.
www.counterpunch.com/leupp08132005.html

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Fearing backlash, Pentagon moves to block new Abu Ghraib photos:

The Pentagon has moved forcefully to block the release of new video evidence of prisoner abuse at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, arguing it would help recruit new Islamist insurgents and endanger American lives.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=65237

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 08/12/05:

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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London bombings: the truth emerges :

An investigation into the four suicide bombers from the first attacks and the people alleged to be behind the July 21 plot has found no evidence of any al-Qa’ida “mastermind” or senior organiser.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article305547.ece

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What al-Qaida Really Wants:

al-Qaida’s strategy for the next two decades. It is both frightening and absurd, a lunatic plan conceived by fanatics who live in their own world, but who continually manage to break into the real world with their brutal acts of violence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9753.htm

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Taliban behead four spies in Afghanistan:

Taliban militants beheaded four people, including a policeman, for allegedly spying for the US-led military
pakistantimes.net/2005/08/13/top17.htm#1907

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Two U.S. soldiers killed in explosions in Afghanistan:

A U.S. soldier was killed in an explosion on Thursday in Afghanistan, while an Army paratrooper died from wounds received in another explosion earlier in the week.
story.irishsun.com/p.x/ct/9/id/88b39f174c4e14e9/cid/2411cd3571b4f088/

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Weekend video: “The Panama Deception” :

This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. (Sound familiar?) It won the Academy Award for best documentary.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4078.htm

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US, China entering new Cold War:

Energy and the wish to gain regional hegemony is leading China to make a concrete attempt to become the dominant power in East Asia and the Western Pacific.
www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2005/08/13/2003267579

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Moral indifference as the form of modern evil:

In an essay on the challenges posed by the Holocaust to philosophy, the German sociologist Rainer C. Baum described moral indifference as the definitive form of modern evil
www.thehindu.com/2005/08/12/stories/2005081201511000.htm

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Newspaper editor charged under anti-racism laws following article :

THE editor of a Scottish weekly newspaper is facing possible prosecution under Britain’s anti-racism laws, following the publication of an article claiming that a massive refugee camp could be built in Scotland.
thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1755302005

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