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 Information Clearing House  Digest 7-13 October 2005

 
 

Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 156 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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We need to be told

When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic – as one largely forgotten instance demonstrates.

By John Pilger

‘’The propagandist’s purpose,” wrote Aldous Huxley, “is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” The British, who invented modern war propaganda and inspired Joseph Goebbels, were specialists in the field.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10615.htm

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George W. Bush’s suicidal statecraft

Flaying away with a stick at a hornets’ nest while loudly proclaiming “I will stay the course” is an exercise in catastrophic leadership.

By Zbigniew Brzezinski

Sixty years ago, Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental “A Study of History,” that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was “suicidal statecraft.” Sadly for President George W. Bush’s place in history but – much more important – ominously for America’s future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the cataclysm of 9/11.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10618.htm

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Guantanamo : When winning is easy

By Brian J. Foley

There‚s no rule of law that requires the US to deny rights at GTMO: it is a policy decision. It was a bad decision. The loose procedures do not protect national security, but political interests and ambitions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10607.htm

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“War On Terror” Revisited

The conquest of Southwest Asia

By Pepe Escobar

During the first part of 2005, the first Bush administration’s “war on terror” had been softly mutating into what it was supposed to mean in the first place: the conquest of Eurasia, and in the near term, Southwest Asia. The contours of the new religion were carefully spun by Washington.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10611

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Many killed in southern Russia clash:

“As a result of the operation, 12 police were killed and 12 civilians, and also about 20 fighters. Additionally, 12 fighters were detained,” The firefight on Thursday is still going in Nalchik.
tinyurl.com/7eyw8

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Chechnya: Four Russian soldiers killed:

Four Russian soldiers and two Chechen policemen have been killed in the latest fighting in Chechnya, an official from the Moscow-backed government says.
tinyurl.com/74v2z

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Chechen militants launch strikes :

Estimates of the number of militants involved ranged from 60 to 300. The attacks began with heavy arms fire and explosions, and sporadic shooting continued for four hours afterward.
www.columbiatribune.com/2005/Oct/20051013News017.asp

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Iraq: 5 Killed In Continuing Violence:

A women was killed and 10 other people were wounded when U.S. force conducted an air strike on a residential district in Ramadi
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13396568.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed By Bomb:

A U.S. Soldier died of injuries sustained when a combat patrol struck an improvised explosive device (IED) near Ad Dujayl at about 1 p.m. Oct. 13.
tinyurl.com/c7nkw

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Sunni party’s Fallujah branch hit by explosion :

This incident happened shortly after the Iraqi Islamic Party decided on Tuesday to call on its supporters to say “YES” in this weekend’s referendum on draft constitution.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-10/13/content_3610733.htm

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Iraq’s Sistani urges Iraqis to back consitution:

Iraq’s most influential cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has urged Iraqis to vote “Yes” on Saturday’s referendum on a draft constitution, one of his aides said on Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/cpvec

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Text of Proposed Iraqi Constitution :
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10613.htm

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U.S., Iraqis Prepare to Enforce Curfew :

U.S. and Iraqi forces stepped up security across the country Thursday and prepared to impose an overnight curfew to try to reduce insurgent attacks aimed at wrecking this weekend’s constitutional referendum.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5341384,00.html

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Iraq has descended into anarchy, says Fisk :

He said that the portrayal of Iraq by Western leaders – of efforts to introduce democracy, including Saturday’s national vote on the country’s proposed constitution – was “unreal” to most of its citizens.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10614.htm

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Dutch court blocks Egyptian’s extradition to US:

A Dutch court blocked the extradition to the United States on Wednesday of a man with Dutch and Egyptian nationality suspected of links to al Qaeda, citing insufficient guarantees over the suspect’s basic rights.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10608.htm

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A Call to Say No to Torture :

We are told that our country does not torture prisoners, but our heads and our hearts tell us differently. Hidden, institutionalized torture has become routine. Doing things beyond our borders, or having others do them for us, does nothing to lessen our responsibility.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10609.htm

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Iraq’s al Qaeda denounces Zawahri letter as fake-Web:

Al Qaeda’s wing in Iraq on Thursday rejected as a fake a letter by top group leader Ayman al-Zawahri which was issued by U.S. officials this week, according to an Internet posting.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1209773

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Sami Rasouli Returns Home To Iraq:

An Iraqi-American Sami Rasouli wants the Americans to leave Iraq because it‚s a colonial war and the country is not being rebuilt. Audio interview. Windows Media
www.superiorbroadcast.org/SamiRasouli.htm

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President sweats as US hawks turn up the heat :

George Bush last week denounced Syria and its ally, Iran, as “outlaw regimes” conniving with “Islamo-fascist terrorists” to foment international instability.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldbriefing/story/0,15205,1590929,00.html

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Iran’s heritage deserves respect from America and Europe :

The greatness that was Persia continues to endure through the repeated turmoil of the Middle East
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1590719,00.html

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Israel army to fight human shield ban:

The Israeli army has signalled its intention to keep using Palestinian civilians as human shields in operations aimed at assassinating, arresting or kidnapping Palestinian political and resistance activists.
tinyurl.com/dc3ao

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UN agency: 40 percent of people in West Bank, Gaza risk hunger :

Forty percent of the 3.6 million people living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip can’t be sure of getting enough food, either because they can’t get to it or because they can’t afford it, the UN food agency said Thursday.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/634630.html

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The Real Case for Israel:

What lies behind Alan Dershowitz‚s campaign against Norman Finkelstein?
www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2352/

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In case you missed it:

The Myth of the New Anti-Semitism :

In 1879 the German journalist Wilhelm Marr, a former socialist and anarchist, founded an organization that was novel in two ways. It was the first political party based on a platform of hostility to Jews. And it introduced the world to a new word: “anti-Semite.”
www.thenation.com/doc/20040202/klug

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/12/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/c8knv

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Ted Rall: Giving Democracy The Bird:

Whether it’s a sinister plot against American democracy or the most sustained large-scale foolishness in history, the Bush Administration is tearing down the traditional wall between overseas military action and domestic law enforcement.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10610.htm

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This law won’t fight terror – it is an incitement to terrorism :

Censorship, internment and bans on non-violent political parties will increase the likelihood of further attacks in Britain
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1590703,00.html

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Sleepwalking into Slavery?:

Ultimately, a state which claims to be democratic, that is, claiming to represent the wishes of the electorate finds itself trapped in a vicious cycle of lies.
www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0369.html

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One by one, their cries stopped and 1,500 students died :

In Kashmir, they are beginning to give up hope. In the pile of rubble that was Bagh sixth-form college, more than 1,500 students lie entombed. For four days after Saturday’s terrible earthquake struck, the people here heard the trapped teenagers crying out for help from the ruins of the college.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article318868.ece

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5 medical workers killed in Afghanistan:

Suspected Taliban militants killed five medical workers Wednesday in the latest violence in restive southern Afghanistan, an official said
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=7&id=351941

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Pepe Escobar : Pipelineistan’s Biggest Game Begins:

The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC) – conceived by the US as the ultimate Western escape route from dependence on oil from the Persian Gulf – is finally in business.
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?focus=analys&a=2&aid=7438&acat=4

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Journalist on hunger strike after more than three years in jail under false pretences
www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=15278

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Sidney Blumenthal: Uranium fallout :

Coverage of the Plame affair has been tainted by the press’s cosy duet with the White House
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10617.htm

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The Public‚s Right to Know All About Judith Miller :

Nothing could better open the eyes of the public to mischief in high places than a detailed personal account of Miller‚s own assigned role in the pre-war propaganda campaign. How was she recruited for the assignment, or did she volunteer? How far back does her personal relationship go with Libby, Feith and Chalabi?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10616.htm

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Will the Times pay for its crimes?:

The lords at the ‘paper of record’ had a ready explanation for how little Miss Miller got duped. She apparently depended on a “circle of Iraqi informants, defectors and exiles bent on regime change in Iraq.” How could Judith possibly doubt the credibility of a rascal like Ahmad Chalabi?
www.nilemedia.com/Columnists/Ahmed/2004/May/Will.html

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In case you missed it:

Tell us who fabricated the Iraq evidence :

At the beginning of 2001, a few weeks before George Bush took office, there was a break-in at the Niger embassy in Rome. As George Bush wondered how to get back at the terrorists, a report from the Italian security service (Sismi) reached the CIA: Iraq was seeking to buy uranium.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10571.htm

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Exclusive : How Dick Cheney’s Top Aide ‘Scooter’ Libby Misled Federal Prosecutors in the CIA Leak Case:

Speculation is growing in Washington that Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby and President Bush’s top advisor Karl Rove could soon be indicted by a federal prosecutor investigating the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/12/1416219

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Impeachment, Now and Then:

Here’s a fascinating bit of news: More people today want to see President Bush impeached than wanted Clinton impeached on the eve of the House’s vote on his impeachment.
www.counterpunch.com/lindorff10122005.html

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In case you missed it:

Video: The Bush Family Fortunes:

The BBC and Greg Palast, Investigate the Bush family scandals
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4115.htm

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In case you missed it:

ŒFrauds-R-Us‚: The Bush Family Saga:

“You have to look at the entire Bush Family in this context — as if the family ran a corporation called ŒFrauds-R-Us,‚: George Jr.‚s specialty was insurance and security fraud. Jeb‚s specialty was oil and gas fraud. Neil‚s specialty was real estate fraud. Prescott‚s specialty was banking fraud. And George Sr.‚s specialty? All of the above.” — Lt. Cmdr. Al Martin, US Navy,(Ret)
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3308.htm

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Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 155 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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How To Help End The War

By Paul Craig Roberts

“Tell us what we can do.” On the surface it doesn‚t look like Bush can be stopped from trashing our country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10591.htm

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The Troops Don‚t Support the Constitution

By Jacob G. Hornberger

Every U.S. soldier takes an express and solemn oath to “support and defend the Constitution.‰ That oath, however, is a sham because the troops do not support or defend the Constitution. Instead, when it comes to war the troops follow another oath they take ˆ to obey the orders of the president, and they do this without regard to whether such orders violate the Constitution.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10592.htm

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New Orleans: Leaving the Poor Behind Again!

By Bill Quigley

When those in power close the public schools, close public housing, fire people from their jobs, refuse to provide access to affordable

public healthcare, and close off all avenues for justice, it is not necessary to erect a sign outside of New Orleans saying “Poor People

Not Allowed To Return.” People cannot come back in these circumstances and that is exactly what is happening.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10590.htm

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More Than 55 Killed in Continuing Violence:

Initial reports from police said more than 25 people were killed when a suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi Army patrol in the western

Amiriya district of Baghdad.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU130623.htm

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Ex-Iraqi officials sought in $1b theft:

Iraq has issued arrest warrants against the defense minister and 27 other officials from the U.S.-backed government of former Prime

Minister Iyad Allawi over the alleged disappearance or misappropriation of $1 billion in military procurement funds
tinyurl.com/bc89m

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Secular bloc challenges Islamic parties :

al-Mashehdni and other secular politicians in Iraq are disenchanted. The religious parties that have come to dominate Iraqi politics under the U.S. occupation are worse than Saddam, they say, creating a situation in which religious factions fuel violence and ordinary Iraqis suffer.
tinyurl.com/dxvms

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Basra voters say it is time for soldiers to go :

The generally accepted forecast now is that the impending referendum will vote in favour of the new constitution and, with it, put in motion the Shia gameplan for a future Iraq.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article318609.ece

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Why the U.S. must leave Iraq:

Sen. Russ Feingold says it’s time to admit the war was a disaster — and accuses his fellow Democrats of going along with Bush out of fear.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10594.htm

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Iraq rebuilding slows as U.S. money for projects dries up:

The U.S. government is running out of money. The higher than expected cost of protecting workers against insurgent attacks – about 25 cents of every reconstruction dollar now pays for security – has sent the cost of projects skyward.
tinyurl.com/8xg24

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Poor Migrants Work in Iraqi Netherworld:

Ramesh Khadka began the journey to his slaughter in this valley of rivers, where green rice terraces march up the mountains like stairs toward the heavens.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10597.htm

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Army Tries to Reverse Recruiting Slump:

Includes new financial incentives for enlistees, greater use of computers, a new way for recruiters to make their pitch and a proposed finder’s fee for soldiers who refer recruits.
tinyurl.com/brh9u

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Danish Prime Minister sued for breach of Constitution re war in Iraq :

A group of Danish citizens will deliver a document to the Danish High Court instituting legal proceedings against Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen for breaches of the Constitution in connection with Denmark’s participation in the war in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/artcle10593.htm

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Chris Floyd: The Story of Colin Powell : Bagman for a bloody elite

 
When there is dirty work to be done, from the My Lai massacre to Iran-Contra to the murderous excursion in Panama to the warm embrace of Saddam Hussein to his final apotheosis as Imperial Handmaiden in his sick-making appearance at the UN in February 2003, when he “made the case” for war.
tinyurl.com/aywtm

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In case you missed it:

Noam Chomsky: Preventive War ‘The Supreme Crime’

President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair underscored their contempt for international law and institutions at their Azores summit meeting on the eve of the invasion. They issued an ultimatum, not to Iraq , but to the Security Council: capitulate, or we will invade without your meaningless seal of approval.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4416.htm

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In case you missed it:

Dust off the Nuremberg Files :

Abundant evidence is now available that shows that leaders and advisers of the Bush and Blair administrations engaged in “planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression.” Iraq posed no threat to either the United States or Britain.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9218.htm

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US Œseeks new Syrian leader’ as pressure mounts:

As it steps up pressure on Damascus, the US is actively seeking an alternative who would take over from President Bashar al-Assad, according to sources close to the Bush administration.
tinyurl.com/8bkvo

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Experts Predict US Attack on Iran :

Scott Ritter – ex of the US Marine Corps and former chief UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq – was unequivocal. Plans for an attack on Iran are being drawn up and acted upon “right now∑.as we speak‰.
tinyurl.com/e39me

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A beggar at Sharon’s red light :

The effort to get Ariel Sharon together with Mahmoud Abbas makes more evident than anything which side lost the five-year war.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/633821.html

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Israeli Arabs meet U.N. rep :

Jilani heard complaints from several Israeli Arab lobbies regarding what they consider racial discrimination in the Jewish state.
www.jta.org/brknews.asp?id=159565

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Jews vandalize anti-Israel Orthodox shul :

An Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Stamford Hill in London has been attacked and vandalized – not by anti-Semitic thugs, but by fellow Jews who regard its leaders’ outspoken condemnation of Israel as a betrayal.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3153421,00.html

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In case you missed it:

A Basic History of Zionism and its Relation to Judaism:

Nowadays the deliberate blurring of the distinction between Zionism and Judaism, which includes a rewriting of ancient as well as modern history, is exploited to stifle any criticism of Israel’s policies and actions, however extreme and inhuman they may be
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4549.htm

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In case you missed it::

I am an orthodox Jew who is opposed to Zionism:

We yet hope for the restoration of amicable relations between Arabs/Muslims and Jews as was the case in the past. The dissolution of the Zionist Reich will enable all mankind to live in peace and security.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1637.htm

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In case you missed it::

A one-state solution:

A unitary Arab-Jewish homeland could bring lasting peace to the Middle East
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4861.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/10/05:

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

Video.
tinyurl.com/7cnqq

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Afghan militants kill 18 police officers:

Approximately 150 police officers were traveling in Helmand province Monday afternoon when they were attacked by dozens of militants. Fighting between the police and militants continued until early Tuesday, the BBC reported.
tinyurl.com/dzvwx

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Concerns quake toll may reach 40,000:

The United Nations appealed on Tuesday for $272 million for quake survivors in northern Pakistan where, aid officials said, the death toll could hit 40,000, exceeding that in the Iranian city of Bam two years ago.
tinyurl.com/bmvs2

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US blocks U.N. briefing on atrocities in Sudan:

Bolton, joined by China, Algeria and Russia, prevented Juan Mendez, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s special adviser for the prevention of genocide, from briefing the council on his recent visit to Darfur, despite pleas from Annan and 11 other council members
that Mendez be heard.
tinyurl.com/a4tqp

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Yemen : U.S. Ambassador Told Not To Interfere:

The Yemeni government has warned the US ambassador to stay out of their internal affairs, after he said Yemen’s progress towards democracy had stalled.
www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Politics&loid=8.0.216805934&par=0

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Oil-rich countries tap into new political power:

A financial windfall brought on by rising energy prices has emboldened several oil-rich nations to challenge U.S. foreign policy and given them more leverage with U.S. allies that rely on oil imports.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-10-09-oil-rich-countries_x.htm

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Chavez turns to Argentina for nuclear reactor:

“I cannot imagine anything that Argentina could do that could get the United States more upset than this,” said Peter Hakim, president of Inter-American Dialogue, a think tank in Washington. “Venezuela is seen as a major adversary of the United States. The U.S. has no confidence in Venezuela, and they don’t have a lot of confidence in Argentina either.”
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/12872937.htm

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Al-Qaeda “planned’’ Heathrow attack :

Al-Qaeda allegedly planned to hijack a plane from Eastern Europe and crash it into a “packed terminal’’ at Heathrow airport, The Sunday Times has reported quoting claims by British and U.S. security agencies.
www.hindu.com/2005/10/10/stories/2005101004181600.htm

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Fabricated fear:

Subway bomb threat apparently was based on misinformation from informant; city to scale back security
tinyurl.com/bhy8p

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President created terror mess he describes :

Apparently working under the assumption that no one has been paying attention over the past two and a half years, Bush delivered a speech to the National Endowment for Democracy Thursday in which he dismissed calls for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.
www.madison.com/tct/opinion/index.php?ntid=57218&ntpid=0

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Dogs Of War Renew Attack On Galloway:

Telegraph fights Galloway ruling :

The Daily Telegraph today appealed against a high court ruling that awarded George Galloway, the former Labour MP, 150,000 damages and costs after the newspaper published documents about him it found in Iraq in 2003.
media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1589726,00.html?gusrc=rss

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I wanted to slap him:

George W Bush was so upset by Carole Coleman‚s White House interview that an official complaint was lodged with the Irish embassy. The RTE journalist explains why the president made her blood boil
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10596.htm

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Deputy attorney general pick quits:

The withdrawal comes as Democrats accused him of being involved in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal and of having ties to indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Democrats also criticized him for not having any courtroom experience as a prosecutor.
www.washingtontimes.com/national/20051007-111713-7143r.htm

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Medicare drug plan sales offensive begins:

Wall Street analysts are projecting that companies will spend as much as $80 million on marketing and operational expenses this year to sell the new Medicare prescription drug plans.
www.post-gazette.com/pg/05284/586277.stm

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Nuke pills not ready despite ‘03 deadline :

Despite an order from Congress, the Bush administration has not given millions of people living within 20 miles of nuclear power plants access to pills that could help
tinyurl.com/a2kjb

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Go Fu** Yourself Mr. Cheney UPDATE… :

Have you had a chance to watch OUR video yet???? this is NOT the 30 second cnn/msnbc video that has been circulation the web…this is over 30 minutes of footage we shot ourselves on the day of my encounter with The Dick that I had auctioned off on EVILBAY.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10595.htm

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Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 154 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm

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The Trouble with Authority

Should just people obey unjust laws?

By Charles Sullivan

In our desire to appear reasonable we have lost the willingness to fight for what is good and decent. We have marginalized and prostituted ourselves. We cannot expect any help from either the Democratic or the Republican parties˜they are a part of the problem.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10582.htm

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We Can‚t Let “It” Happen Here

What is beyond the looking glass?

By Jason Miller

Over a year ago, the comfort of my world severely diminished as I took my journey through the looking glass and discerned the ugly truths about the nation of my birth, the United States of America. “Logic and proportion‰ certainly seemed to have “fallen softly dead‰ when I discovered that much of what I had learned about my country as a child had been a lie.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10583.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed Among 13 Killed In Continuing Violence:

In Monday’s worst attack, a suicide car bomb exploded near an Iraqi army checkpoint near a police station in western Baghdad, killing three Iraqi policemen and three civilians
tinyurl.com/8v8ey

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Baghdad: 5 Bodies Found:

Police discovered five bodies early on Monday in a park, an Interior Ministry source said. Their hands were bound and the victims had been shot and killed.
tinyurl.com/cuzcm

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UK troops in Iraq to be cut by 500 :

That figure represents a reduction of about 6%, bringing the total down to 8,000, but Mr Reid said it amounted to “relatively minor adjustments” and that Britain would not “cut and run” from Iraq.
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1589046,00.html

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Top Democratic senator urges consideration of Iraq pullout:

The senior Democrat on the US Senate Armed Services Committee said the United States should put withdrawal from Iraq on its political agenda, if ethnic and religious factions in the country fail to reach a genuine political settlement before the end of the year.
tinyurl.com/agafb

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Australia: PM in need of an exit strategy:

THERE is a growing view in senior Labor ranks that a potential wild card is emerging that will help shape John Howard’s thinking on retirement: the Iraq war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10578.htm

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The Dark Cloud of Democracy:

The constitution, if implemented, paves the way for secession of territories, leading the way to an oil rich Kurdistan in the North, a southern Shia state also controlling great oil wealth, and a western area, war torn and without resources, left for Sunnis to rebuild after a brutal and heavily damaging occupation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10584.htm

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Iraq war’s U.S. toll nearing 2,000 :

Bombings in the Sunni stronghold of Anbar Province killed six Marines on Thursday, the military command reported Friday, edging American war deaths toward 2,000.
www.startribune.com/stories/1762/5658220.html

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Did You Ever Wonder What 2000 Looks Like?

Flash presentation.
theunitedamerican.blogs.com/Movies/2000A/2000.html

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Cindy Sheehan: I Have Arrived: I Am Home :

In a speech I delivered at the Riverside Church in NYC on the one year anniversary of Casey’s death, which was also the 37th anniversary of MLK Jr’s death, I said: we must all do one thing for peace each day. I now know that is not enough. We must live peace and embody peace if we want peace on earth. Our entire lives must be for peace. Not just one activity a day.
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/printer_101005B.shtml

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Saddam may never come to trial: warning:

Saddam Hussein may never come to trial, Iraq’s former Special Tribunal director said this week.
washtimes.com/upi/20051007-090602-7219r.htm

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6 killed, 5 injured in suicide attack in south Afghanistan :

Six local people were killed and five others injured Monday morning in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, a local official said.
english.people.com.cn/200510/10/eng20051010_213617.html

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One US soldier killed in firefight in Afghanistan :

One US soldier was killed, another was injured Sunday during a firefight with suspected Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern province of Zabul, US military said Monday
tinyurl.com/99hqy

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U.S. weighed military strikes in Syria, Newsweek reports:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice successfully opposed the idea at a meeting of senior American officials held on Oct 1, the magazine reported.
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=351697

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Syria ‘fed up’ with US’s public bashing :

Syria has expressed willingness to cooperate with the United States in matters of security and intelligence information sharing, if America stops its public tongue-lashing of Damascus.
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200510101116.htm

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Dangers in Damascus:

If the United States turns up the heat, it risks getting burned.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10576.htm

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A toy called Assad :

Since the beginning of the war against Iraq, Assad has become Bush’s toy – until he succeeded in building him up to an enemy on the scale of Saddam Hussein, or at least the president of Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10577.htm

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O’Reilly endorsed assassinating Syrian leader if he “doesn’t help us out”
mediamatters.org/items/200510040005

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Irish Govt pressed over US military use of Shannon Airport:

The Government came under further pressure today to check if terrorist suspects are being carried through Shannon Airport onboard US warplanes.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=158565482&p=y58566y88

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Mike Whitney: When Torture becomes Policy:

Bush’s veto tells us that the administration will not operate within the law or comply with the will of the American people. It shows us that the government now functions beyond its popular mandate and without a shred of moral legitimacy. Bush and his lieutenants are unworthy of high-office and must be removed before it is too late.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10585.htm

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Former law lord attacks PM’s record on human rights :

One of the country’s most senior judicial figures has launched a damning attack on Tony Blair’s record of human rights.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article318350.ece

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Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinians:

Israeli soldiers have shot dead three Palestinians near the Israel-Gaza Strip frontier, Palestinian paramedics say, and internal violence in Gaza has intensified, with armed factions and security officers engaging in a gunfight.
tinyurl.com/av867

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IOF Employs Lethal Force, Leave Youths to Bleed to Death:

Bassam Mohammed Suleiman Abu Gharaba, 15; Eissa Suleiman al-Omour, 17, and Mohammed Suleiman Mohammed Edwan, 20, were shot by Israeli Occupation Forces late Sunday night, and, as was Haifa Hedeiya on October 4, left to bleed to death.
tinyurl.com/aglon

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Israel: Tougher rules okayed for security suspects :

The bill proposes to permit a noncitizens suspect to be held for 96 consecutive hours without being brought before a judge.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/633529.html

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Israel won’t hand over additional West Bank cities to PA :

The IDF and Shin Bet support lifting the closure on the Palestinian territories and letting a few thousand Palestinian laborers into Israel, some of them from the Gaza Strip.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10581.htm

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Gideon Levy: The Beautiful Life Without Arafat:

It turns out that contrary to the promises, Arafat’s death did not bequeath life to anyone.
www.counterpunch.com/levy10102005.html

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In a world gone crazy:

TV evangelist renews Chavez attacks:

PROMINENT US TV evangelist Pat Robertson has accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of giving Osama bin Laden $US1.2 million after the September 11 attacks and of trying to obtain nuclear material from Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10586.htm

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African migrants ‘left to die’ in desert:

A founder of Doctors Without Borders, has said that hundreds of Africans are dying of thirst and starving in the Moroccan desert after failing in their bid to reach Europe.
tinyurl.com/7mlzq

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Mike Whitney : George Bush and the Four Horsemen :

At present, the republic is buckling beneath the weight of deception, violence and incompetence. In Iraq, the plan to chop up the country into three smaller parts is moving ahead despite the intensity of the resistance or the objections of the Sunni minority.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10587.htm

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Frank Rich ?: The Faith-Based President Defrocked :

The Miers nomination, whatever its fate, will be remembered as the flashpoint when the faith-based Bush base finally started to lose faith in our propaganda president and join the apostate American majority.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10575.htm

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Wasn’t Jesus a Liberal?:

The fact that Christian leaders are not calling the policies of this government into righteous accountability is what troubles me the most. They went out on the limb with their endorsements and yet they still give this inept and misguided president carte blanche. Where is the voice of the true prophet? Why do they still blindly support him and his policies of greed and war?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10580.htm

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In case you missed it:

Wasn‚t Jesus A Liberal? : Part 1

I am sick of reading letters to the editor and editorials that paint Democrats and liberals as anti-God and anti-American and that portray conservative Republicans as the only true Christian patriots.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10579.htm

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Once powerful Christian Coalition teeters on insolvency:

The group‚s annual revenue has shrunk to one- twentieth of what it was a decade ago ˆ from a peak of $26 million in 1996 to $1.3 million in 2004 ˆ and it has left a trail of unpaid bills from Texas to Virginia
tinyurl.com/azful

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Patrick Fitzgerald’s Mousetrap :

Instead of a mere percipient witness, Miller is now a potential defendant, and Fitzgerald can try to “flip” her against all of her sources, not just Libby.
tinyurl.com/bhd2j

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Interview With Gore Vidal:

Author Gore Vidal talks with IWTnews about television news and the state of democracy
www.iwtnews.com/videoplayer/gore_vidal

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Make up your own mind:

Video: New Orleans Officers Plead Not Guilty:

Three New Orleans police officers pleaded not guilty Monday to battery charges based on a videotape showing two patrolmen repeatedly punching a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication
tinyurl.com/9e37t

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Top U.S. auto supplier files for bankruptcy:

Delphi Corp., the nation’s largest auto supplier, filed for bankruptcy Saturday, sending shock waves through a U.S. auto industry already weakened by high labor costs and falling market share.
tinyurl.com/a2wd5

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Work Hard, Earn Less?:

American workers have been getting the short end of the stick since 1943.
finance.yahoo.com/columnist/article/richricher/1095

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In case you missed it:

Arundhati Roy : The loneliness of Noam Chomsky :

Columbus ˜ a notable mass murderer :
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4564.htm

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News Headlines For 10/09/05
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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 152 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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Ex-UN weapons inspector compares Blair and Bush to nazis

By Andrew Sparrow, Political Correspondent

Tony Blair and George Bush were compared to Nazi war criminals yesterday by Scott Ritter, the former UN chief weapons inspector. “Both these men could be pulled up as war criminals for engaging in actions that we condemned Germany in 1946 for doing,” he said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10561.htm

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The Police State Is Closer Than You Think

Police states are easier to acquire than Americans appreciate.

By Paul Craig Roberts

President Bush claims the power to set aside habeas corpus and to dispense with warrants for arrest and with procedures that guarantee court appearance and trial without undue delay. Today in the US, the executive branch claims the power to arrest a citizen on its own initiative and hold the citizen indefinitely. Thus, Americans are no longer protected from arbitrary arrest and indefinite detention.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10564.htm

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Quake toll rises towards 2,000 in Pakistan and India:

Rescuers dug out corpses of hundreds of children buried under their schools and found villages reduced to rubble on Sunday as the death toll from a huge earthquake in Pakistan and India rose towards 2,000.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L08136662.htm

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Hundreds die in Guatemala mudslide:

About 1400 Guatemalan villagers are feared dead under a huge mudslide triggered by rains from Hurricane Stan, in one of Latin America’s biggest tragedies of recent years.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/855C83AA-53BA-4AB0-9C9F-28BA2CA22ED9.htm

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Suicide car bomber kills seven in Baghdad:

A suicide car bomber killed at least seven people in an attack on a police patrol in western Baghdad on Saturday, an Interior Ministry source said.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1195560

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2 U.S. Soldiers Among Five Killed In Continuing Violence:

A child was killed and five people in the same family were wounded when a mortar round targeting a U.S base landed on their house
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM831931.htm

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Ex-Marine Says He Committed Atrocities :

A former U.S. Marine in Iraq alleges that his battalion committed atrocities against Iraqi civilians during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, including shooting unarmed protesters.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10563.htm

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Iraq’s Sistani distances himself from elections:

Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has told his closest followers not to run in December elections or support any candidates, aides said, suggesting no party stands to win his backing.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO859465.htm

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Stan Goff: The Danger Of Iraqi Partition:

The so-called Iraqi government does not in fact exercise real governance over any but a fraction of Iraq, and the “city-state‰ phenomenon throughout the country is setting the stage for a universally unacceptable Balkanization of Iraq
www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/090705_iraqi_partition.shtml

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Bush’s God controversy stirs press fury :

Papers in the Arabic world recoil at remarks attributed to President Bush by a Palestinian official, to the effect that God had told him to invade Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4322228.stm

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The Maker of US policy :

What a stroke of luck that God’s advice to George Bush fits so neatly alongside US national interests
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1587541,00.html

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US Soldier killed in blast in southern Afghanistan :

A US Soldier was killed Friday by an explosion in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the US-led coalition said on Saturday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-10/09/content_3595611.htm

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Hostile fire blamed for copter crash that killed 2 Nevadans:

Initially, Army officials said the crash was believed to be an accident. Militants claimed they had shot down the helicopter.
news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051008/NEWS10/510080334/1016/NEWS

tinyurl.com/dctkk

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Pat Tillman, Our Hero :

As Mary Tillman said this past May, “They wanted to use him for their purposes… They needed something that looked good, and it was appalling that they would use him like that.” A growing number of military families, similarly angered, are criticizing the war in Iraq through organizations like Military Families Speak Out.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10568.htm

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Jeff Halper: Setting Up Abbas:

From Sharon’s point of view it’s a done deal. Israel has won its century-old conflict with the Palestinians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10566.htm

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Gwynne Dyer: Israel-Palestine: The spoilers:

The only foreigners who count for Sharon’s government are in the United States. He can count on the Bush administration not to raise any objections to his real policy, and the US media are generally pretty reluctant to question either their own or the Israeli government’s intentions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10562.htm

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Rachel was bulldozed to death, but her words are a spur to action :

It is disturbing to see our daughter played on stage, but it drives home the impact she has had since her killing in Gaza
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1587540,00.html

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Between friendly countries:

It is clear that a deal was cut between AIPAC’s attorneys and the American prosecutors.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/632627.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/07/05:

The nation’s only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/c9exr

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Karen Kwiatkowski: BackPageMag.com Reports:

On anti-American, traitorous, extremist, commie, insane, leftist anti-warmongerers.
www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski126.html

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Is This the Death of America?:

The US, we learn, is 43rd in the world infant mortality rankings. A baby born in Beijing has nearly three times the chance of reaching its first birthday than a baby born in Washington. Those who survive face rotten schools. On reading and math tests for 15-year-olds, America is 24th out of 29 nations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10567.htm

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Beck to purported torturer:

“I appreciate your service”: “[W]hen all is said and done, I’m glad people like you are on our side.”
mediamatters.org/items/200510070011

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Forced Feeding Of Hunger Strikers Continues: ICRC concerned : :

“There is a hunger strike, the situation is serious, and we are following it with concern,” said ICRC spokeswoman Antonella Notari.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L07605881.htm

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Pentagon seeks leeway to approach citizens:

Loosening decades-old limitations, the Pentagon is asking Congress to allow its intelligence agents to go undercover when they approach Americans who may have useful national-security information, rather than identifying themselves as intelligence operatives
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/12846795.htm

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Webmaster for site with Iraqi corpse pics accused of obscenity::

The charges come a week after his site made national news and launched a Pentagon investigation into how war zone photos of charred and dismembered bodies described as victims of U.S. attacks could have surfaced.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10565.htm

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Civics Student…or Enemy of America?:

After a Wal-Mart employee turned in a high school student’s anti-Bush poster to the police, the Secret Service came calling.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10560.htm

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DeLay Asks That Indictments Be Set Aside :

Tom DeLay’s legal team asked a court Friday to throw out his indictment, arguing that a Texas district attorney “attempted to browbeat and coerce” grand jurors into filing criminal charges.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051007/ap_on_go_co/delay_indictment

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John W. Dean: The Case Against Tom DeLay:

What Has Happened To Grand Jury Secrecy In Texas?
writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20051007.html

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Reporter turns over notes in CIA leak case:

Judith Miller discovered the notes — about a June 2003 conversation she had with Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby — after her testimony before the grand jury last week, the sources said on Friday
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051007/pl_nm/bush_leak_dc

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VIDEO: Dems Chant ‘Shame! Shame!’ as GOP Bullies House Vote:

Republican House members DeLay, Barton, Hastert and Blunt held the vote open on a controversial energy bill until they were able twist enough arms for the bill to pass.
www.bradblog.com/archives/00001901.htm

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Venezuelan Gasoline Arrives in Houston:

Citgo’s parent company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA, sent the shipment as part of its pledge to provide 1 million barrels of gasoline to help alleviate fuel shortages in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
tinyurl.com/c67ne

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Katrina’s death toll in Louisiana officially tops 1,000:

Only 73 had been identified and returned to their families
tinyurl.com/8mtap

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Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 152 Days
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10223.htm
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U.S. Continues Forced Feeding Of Hunger Strikers

The prisoners are shackled to their beds 24-hours a day to stop them removing the tubes
By Reuters

Amnesty International and human-rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, representing 40 detainees, said on Thursday that US authorities were keeping 21 alive by forcing food into their stomachs through tubes pushed up their noses.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10552.htm

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A Cruel Nationalism

By Sheila Samples

The miserly response to Katrina should serve as a wake-up call to those Americans who can still think. Fascism is on the march and, when this administration threw down the gauntlet in New Orleans, it declared open war on this nation’s poorer citizens.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10550.htm

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George Bush: ‘God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq’

President told Palestinians God also talked to him about Middle East peace

By Ewen MacAskill

George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a senior Palestinian politician in an interview to be broadcast by the BBC later this month.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10554.htm

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Iraqi police discover 22 bodies:

“On late Wednesday, the Iraqi police found bodies of 22 people who were shot dead in the head while being blindfolded with hands tied to the back in Jassan area of Wassit province”
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200510/07/eng20051007_212869.html

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Four U.S. Marines Killed By IED:

Four Marines were killed in action by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near al Karmah, Iraq, on Oct. 6.
tinyurl.com/9t9vw

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Three guards killed, six wounded by militants in northern Baghdad :

Three security guards at an oil facility were killed and six others were wounded on Friday by unknown militants in northern Baghdad, a police source said.
tinyurl.com/d6npb

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Gunmen kill two people in western Baghdad :

Two people were killed and three others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a taxi in western Baghdad on Friday, police said.
tinyurl.com/cydwk

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Two U.S. Marines Killed By IED:

Two Marines were killed in action by an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat logistics patrol in the vicinity of al Qaim, Iraq, on Oct. 6.
tinyurl.com/aypgq

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Iraq war now costing $6 billion a month:

The paper by the Congressional Research Service underscores how the price tag has been gradually rising for the war in Iraq. A year ago, the Pentagon was calculating its average monthly costs in that conflict at below $5 billion ˜ an amount the research service says has now grown close to $6 billion.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10551.htm

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Senate Set to Give Bush More for War Fund:

The Senate is ready to give President Bush $50 billion more for wars, even as public support for the Iraq fighting slips, U.S. casualties climb and Congress grows increasingly frustrated with the direction of the conflict.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051006/ap_on_go_co/congress_defense

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What 200 Billion Dollars, 4 Billion Bullets and 153,000 Gallons of Blood Has Bought:

Oh, but we’ve become a bloodthirsty lot, we the lovers of freedom, truth and light. But let’s see just what the bullets, blood and billions have bought us.
aliberaldose.blogspot.com/2005/10/what-200-billion-dollars-4-billion.html

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In Pictures:

The Humiliation Of Iraq:
tinyurl.com/due3z

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Huge change in Iraq :

For the first time I believe we have lost. For the first time as a military professional I think we have no way of winning this. We are willing to destroy the basic structures of the country to deny the enemy their use.
www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/10/6/231049/886

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Feds Downplay Threat To New York’s Transit System:

There are conflicting assessments about a possible security threat to New York’s subway system.
www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=3949015&nav=0s3d

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Four Afghan police killed accidentally by US in south Afghanistan :

Four Afghan police have been killed and another four injured by American soldiers in southern Afghan province of Helmand, an Afghan official said Friday.
english.people.com.cn/200510/07/eng20051007_213067.html

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Bush will veto anti-torture law after Senate revolt:

The Bush administration pledged yesterday to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops after an overwhelming and almost unprecedented revolt by loyalist congressmen.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10556.htm

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Bush White House declares torture vital to US security policy:

In an extraordinary declaration of the brutality of American foreign policy, the Bush administration denounced a Senate vote to bar the use of torture against prisoners held by the US military.
www.wsws.org/articles/2005/oct2005/tort-o07.shtml

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Palestinian Mother Bleeds to Death At IOF Checkpoint:

Westerners who get their news from headlines won’t know that Haifaa’ Daoud Mohammed Hindiya was shot from two meters away at a checkpoint by Israeli soldiers.
tinyurl.com/8kn3o

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Palestine/Israel: No Two Easy Pieces:

Is it possible to conceive of a Two State solution? If we look at the current maps, we can see some very interesting evidence that demonstrates the likelihood that at the end of the conflict, if there is to be one, one single State is the only possible solution.
tinyurl.com/95uu4

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The Left-Wing Gatekeepers of the American Anti-Israeli Occupation Movement :

After the invasion of Jenin, while the Left in America debated whether the Israeli Army had committed a “massacre” or just an ordinary war crime, I decided that I wanted to protest against the crimes committed by the “Jewish state.”
www.dissidentvoice.org/Oct05/Farber1007.htm

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Sixty Billion Dollars for Illegal Settlements:

According to Israeli prosecutor Talia Sasson, the Israeli government has systematically violated its own laws by financing settlements from foreign donations, the official state budget and secret military accounts. One global nonprofit, the World Zionist Organization, played a central role in coordinating illegal settlement activities.
www.irmep.org/tec.htm

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Lebanon Palestinian camps encircled:

The Lebanese army has ordered its units deployed around Palestinian refugee camps to confront what the government said was a likely Israeli assault
tinyurl.com/7jymt

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Linda S. Heard: Setting Iran up for a preemptive strike, possibly with nukes:

When the rumblings from the White House and the Israeli Knesset first began over Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons ambitions, I thought their accusations would be laughed out of court. I was wrong.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10555.htm

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Putin Will Try To Keep U.S. Military out of Tajikistan: :

Russian President Vladimir Putin will use Oct. 6 talks here with his Tajik counterpart to try to dissuade him from allowing the United States to open a military base in the Central Asian country, the business daily Kommsersant reported.
www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1157656&C=asiapac

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Pentagon Analyst Pleads Guilty in AIPAC-Israeli Spy Case:

Larry Franklin, admitted for the first time that he handed over top-secret information on Iran directly to an Israeli government official in Washington.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/07/1344239

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Rice salutes man that U.S. once sought to oust:

In statement, secretary of state says ElBaradei deserves Nobel
tinyurl.com/cd957

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UK: Law Lords rap anti-terror plans :

Lord Steyn and Lord Lloyd of Berwick said the plans were “intolerable” and “a little like internment”, and probably unlawful.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2054812005

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White House denies Bush God claims :

A senior White House official has denied that the US president, George Bush, said God ordered him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1587122,00.html

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In case you missed it:

President Bush Claims That He Is Gods Messenger:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3939.htm

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Senators vent frustration over Katrina aid bill By David Lawder :

Leaders of a Senate committee including its Republican head bluntly accused the Bush administration on Thursday of sabotaging a bill to provide Medicaid health assistance for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
tinyurl.com/8hgqb

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Bush administration procurement chief indicted for lying:

David Safavian, former chief of White House procurement policy, was indicted yesterday on five counts of lying about his dealings with former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and impeding a Senate investigation of him.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002542758_ndig06.html

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Hastings says ethics panel won’t investigate DeLay:

Rep. Doc Hastings, the Washington state Republican who chairs the House ethics committee, touched off a political controversy this week with statements supporting embattled Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas.
tinyurl.com/bsnuz

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Al Gore: American Democracy in Trouble:

I came here today because I believe that American democracy is in grave danger. It is no longer possible to ignore the strangeness of our public discourse. I know that I am not the only one who feels that something has gone basically and badly wrong in the way America’s fabled “marketplace of ideas” now functions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10553.htm

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FBI Examines Computers in Cheney’s Office:

FBI agents examined computers in Vice President Dick Cheney’s office and talked to former and current White House aides Thursday as they investigated an FBI intelligence analyst accused of passing classified information to Filipino officials.
tinyurl.com/8wz9b

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Diary of a Vietcong doctor: The Anne Frank of Vietnam :

Dang Thuy Tram was only 27 when she died fighting US troops at a field hospital in Quang Ngai province during the Vietnam war. Now, four decades later, her diary has become a publishing sensation both in America and in her homeland.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article317801.ece

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