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 Information Clearing House  Digest 27-31 October 2005

 
 

Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” : Henry David Thoreau

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 173 Days

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We Have Been Warned

By U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX)
Before the US House of Representatives, October 26, 2005

We have been warned. Prepare for a broader war in the Middle East, as plans are being laid for the next U.S.-led regime change ˆ in Syria. A UN report on the death of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafig Hariri elicited this comment from a senior U.S. policy maker: “Out of tragedy comes an extraordinary strategic opportunity.‰ This statement reflects the continued neo-conservative, Machiavellian influence on our foreign policy. The “opportunity‰ refers to the long-held neo-conservative plan for regime change in Syria, similar to what was carried out in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10833.htm

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Washington hid damaging Vietnam finding

By Scott Shane in Washington

The US National Security Agency has kept secret a 2001 finding by its own historian that its officers deliberately distorted critical intelligence during the Tonkin Gulf episode that helped precipitate the Vietnam War. The historian’s conclusion was the first serious accusation that the agency’s intercepts were falsified to support the belief North Vietnamese ships attacked US destroyers on August 4, 1964, two days after a previous clash.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10836.htm

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The White House Criminal Conspiracy

By Elizabeth de la Vega

Legally, there are no significant differences between the investor fraud perpetrated by Enron CEO Ken Lay and the prewar intelligence fraud perpetrated by George W. Bush. Both involved persons in authority who used half-truths and recklessly false statements to manipulate people who trusted them. There is, however, a practical difference: The presidential fraud is wider in scope and far graver in its consequences than the Enron fraud. Yet thus far the public seems paralyzed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10826.htm

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40 Killed as U.S. Bombs Iraqi Village:

A hospital doctor in al-Qaim town confirmed that 40 people had been killed and 20 wounded, many of them women and children. The area had been cut off by US forces, who had blocked roads preventing people from leaving the village and going to al-Qaim
tinyurl.com/7fab6

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At Least 20 Killed In Basra Blast: :

The blast went off in a busy area filled with shops and restaurants, many of them packed with people out for the evening during the Ramadan festivities.
www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1201047,00.html?f=rss

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Iraqi Police Uncover 14 Bodies in Shallow Grave:

Twelve of the corpses were bound and appear to have been shot in the head while two others were decapitated, the military said in a statement e-mailed from the capital, Baghdad. The victims were probably killed 1-3 months ago, according to the statement, which gave no further details.
tinyurl.com/cbseg

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Another 11 bodies found :

Late Sunday, police found the bodies of 11 unidentified men – blindfolded, hands bound and with gunshot wounds in their heads – in a village near Baghdad where Sunnis and Shiites clashed three days ago.
www.theeagle.com/stories/103105/world_20051031006.php

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7 U.S. Soldiers among 15 killed in continuing violence:

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and four wounded by a roadside bomb north of Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/NKAR133699.htm

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Mosul Leaders Threaten to Join Guerrilla Movement :

51 clan elders from the Sunni Arab and Kurdish families of Mosul agreed with policemen in the city that they will return it to the control of armed guerrillas if the Interior Ministry implemented its decision to fire Ninevah’s police chief
www.indybay.org/news/2005/10/1779458.php

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Bush Wary Of Italian PM, Says former advisor: –

United States president George W. Bush no longer trusts Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi after remarks he made stating he did not want the US and Britain to attack Iraq
www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Politics&loid=8.0.224305282&par=0

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In case you missed it:

Bush Planned Iraq ‘Regime Change’ Before Becoming President :

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

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U.N. Security Council OKs Syria Resolution :

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding Syria’s full cooperation with a U.N. investigation into the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister and warning of possible “further action” if it doesn’t.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051031/ap_on_re_mi_ea/un_syria_lebanon

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Pressure on Syria to hand over President’s brother:

The resolution orders Damascus to arrest and freeze the assets of anybody the UN suspects of involvement in the killing. It was passed unanimously.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-1851637,00.html

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Sharon Praises Stands Against Iran, Syria:

Violence continued Monday, a day after an informal truce was apparently scuttled by an Israeli raid in the West Bank that killed three Palestinian militants.
tinyurl.com/c29ga

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‘New evidence’ backs Hicks’s torture claim:

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks say they have uncovered evidence supporting claims that the South Australian may have been the subject of organised torture by American troops. – Hicks’s father Terry has detailed allegations of physical and sexual abuse of his son by American soldiers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10837.htm

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The Case Against David Hicks:

“The Australians, the Americans, they all know ˆ this is a façade, this is a farce”… David Hicks‚ US lawyer Josh Dratel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10838.htm

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Bahrain formally demands probe into Gitmo torture :

The Bahraini Embassy in Washington has formally asked the U.S. government to launch an immediate investigation into torture, abuse and other brutal tactics used against a Bahraini prisoner held at its detention center in Guantanamo, Bay, Cuba, Bahraini foreign ministry source has revealed.
tinyurl.com/ajykv

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In case you missed it:

A Tale of Two Lives Destroyed by Abu Ghraib:

DER SPIEGEL looks at two lives destroyed by Abu Ghraib. One, an Iraqi community leader — the other, his American guard.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10527.htm

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Bush Admin: Treaty Outlawing Torture Doesn’t Apply Beyond US Soil:

President George W. Bush recently promised to use his veto power for the first time ever to stop an amendment proposed earlier this month by Senator John McCain that would outlaw cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of people held by the U.S. military anywhere in the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10835.htm

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In case you missed it:

Bush and Hitler: What The ‘Torture Memos’ Reveal:

In the Spring of 1941, as Nazi Germany was preparing to invade the Soviet Union, Adolf Hitler issued an infamous edict which has become known as the “Commissar Order,” to govern the conduct of German armed forces on the Eastern Front. This order provides a largely-unnoticed precedent for the “legal” rationalizations found in a number of hitherto-secret Bush Administration legal memoranda, which have recently come to light.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6396.htm

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USA / Afghanistan: More deaths and impunity:

Amnesty International said today that recent revelations about deaths in custody and abuses by US troops in Afghanistan are further evidence of a culture of disrespect for fundamental rights in the “war on terror‰ which the US has failed to adequately address.
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGAMR511722005

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U.S. Ranks 44th in Worldwide Press Freedom Index :

The annual worldwide press freedom index from Reporters Without Borders shows the United States, which is supposedly spreading freedom and liberty throughout the world, is in a fast decline regarding the freedom of its own press.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10839.htm

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North Korea, Eritrea and Turkmenistan are the world‚s “black holes‰ for news:

At the top of the Index once again are northern European countries Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway and the Netherlands, where robust press freedom is firmly established.
www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=15331

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Israeli army kills three Palestinians:

The Israeli occupation army has continued its onslaught in the West Bank shooting dead three Palestinians.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/25A40E2F-56BD-417C-A949-7405D16B425F.htm

tinyurl.com/bugyn

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Israel: State asked to remove ban on visits to Gaza on Muslim festival :

According to attorney Yossi Wolffson representing the center, the right to hold family visits on the festive season is a basic human right derived from the right to family life and the right to freedom of worship.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/639894.html

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Blast aimed at U.S. convoy kills one Afghan, hurts 5:

A blast aimed at a convoy of U.S. troops killed an Afghan civilian and wounded five others on Monday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, a government spokesman said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL303522.htm

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Rove should be fired, spy‚s husband says:

Bush aide is Œparty to the compromise of national security,‚ Wilson claims
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9875093

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Bush choice sets up court battle :

President George W Bush has nominated federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito to the US Supreme Court.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4392540.stm

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Alito Supports Unauthorized Strip Searches:

In Doe v. Groody, Alito agued that police officers had not violated constitutional rights when they strip searched a mother and her ten-year-old daughter while carrying out a search warrant that authorized only the search of a man and his home. [Doe v. Groody, 2004]
thinkprogress.org/2005/10/31/samuel-alitos-america

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The Record of Samuel Alito: Pdf file:

A Preliminary Review: This preliminary report provides a summary of Judge Samuel Alito‚s professional record. In compiling this document, we have focused primarily on those opinions, concurrences and dissents which were authored by Judge Alito himself and provide important insight about his record concerning important issues of fundamental rights and liberties.
media.pfaw.org/stc/AlitoPreliminary.pdf

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Alito: Where were you in ‘72?:

A lot has been said this morning about Samuel Alito, President Bush’s nominee for the Supreme Court, and his impeccable legal resume. Well, here’s one portion of his resume we hope gets some very, very close scrutiny over the next few weeks, before his confirmation hearings.
thinkprogress.org/2005/10/31/samuel-alitos-america

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Kashmir Group Claims Delhi Bomb Attacks:

A little-known group linked to Kashmiri separatists yesterday claimed responsibility for Saturday‚s serial blasts in Delhi that killed 59 people and injured over 200. Police said they had detained 22 people and were questioning them.
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=72509&d=31&m=10&y=2005

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India says indications of Pakistan link to blasts:

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Monday there were indications the weekend bomb blasts in the Indian capital had links with militant groups in Pakistan.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/DEL315057.htm

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Blunder may free ‘terror envoy’ :

AN EXTRAORDINARY legal blunder by Whitehall officials may allow a suspected terror ringleader being held in Britain to go free.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1851014,00.html

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July 7 Tube bomber argued with cashier shortly before blast :

“Tanweer also played a game of cricket the night before he travelled down to London – now are these the actions of someone who is going to blow themselves up the next day?
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article323476.ece

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U.S. not legally bound to reveal dump sites:

For decades, the U.S. Army secretly dumped millions of pounds of chemical weapons off the coasts of America and other nations throughout the world. Today, in the second day of a two-part series, we examine the extent ˜ and the potential environmental disaster ˜ of the dumping that occurred worldwide.
www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5dumpday2oct31,0,3757483.story

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Pigs at the trough:

Report: Bush fundraisers got $1.2 billion in public funds:

Thirty Ohioans who raised a combined $4.1 million for President Bush’s re-election campaign have received more than $1.2 billion in public funds for their companies and clients, a newspaper reported.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10840.htm

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Noe Freed On $1 Million Bond In Bush Campaign Scandal :

The day after a federal grand jury returned a three count indictment against him for allegedly laundering $45,500 into President Bush’s re-election campaign, Tom Noe appeared in shackles and handcuffs before a U.S. magistrate in Orlando to be arraigned.
www.northcountrygazette.org/articles/102905NoeFreed.html

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NEWS FOR SUNDAY 10/30/05

Iraq truck bomb killed 30 on Saturday, police say :

Thirty people were killed and 42 wounded in a suicide truck bomb attack on a small Shi’ite Muslim town north of Baghdad, hospital staff said on Sunday, raising the death toll in Saturday evening’s blast.
www.metronews.ca/reuters_international.asp?id=105315

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U.S. Soldier Among 20 killed Saturday:

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed by roadside bomb in Falluja. Other soldiers with them then opened fire, killing a woman and a 12-year-old boy who were passing by, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM923259.htm

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Fighting In Iraq to Liberate…America?:

The idea that we are now fighting in Iraq to protect America has gained some currency, and its popularity is a testament to how far down the rabbit hole we have truly fallen.
lefthook.org/Politics/Alam102605.html

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Letter from Iraq: America – Behind the Curtain:

Libby and the likes of him have devastated my already ruined country. Anything that exposes these people for what they are must bring some gratification.
iraquna.blogspot.com/2005/10/america-behind-curtain.html

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Bush under pressure for clean-up as CIA scandal takes its toll:

PRESIDENT Bush faced calls from Republicans and Democrats last night to dismiss Karl Rove, his chief adviser, as the fallout from the CIA-leak scandal continued to take a heavy toll on the White House.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1851093,00.html

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Special report: Bush faces his Watergate :

Sleaze, leaks and an indictment add up to the worst presidential crisis since Nixon. And it will get worse. The White House has lost one key man but the whole chain of command may be engulfed by a scandal slowly revealing the lies that led to war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10825.htm

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Berlusconi says warned Bush against Iraq war :

The Italian leader has been defending himself against accusations in Italy that the country’s intelligence agency, possibly after government pressure, passed-off fake documents to Washington used to bolster claims of Iraq’s nuclear ambitions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10824.htm

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How the ‘IoS’ broke the story of the ambassador and the fake uranium claim :

When the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) finally had the opportunity to look at the documents itself, it concluded they were forgeries. Last week the Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported that they had been created by low-level agents of Sisme, the Italian intelligence service, which was trying to curry favour with the White House by supporting its WMD campaign.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10827.htm

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Joseph C. Wilson: Our 27 months of hell:

AFTER THE two-year smear campaign orchestrated by senior officials in the Bush White House against my wife and me, it is tempting to feel vindicated by Friday’s indictment of the vice president’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10823.htm

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Hard to believe that Cheney did not know:

If Libby lied about how he discovered Plame’s identity – he claims he heard it from journalists and had forgotten Cheney had told him – why would he tell such clumsy fibs? The only rational explanation is he was protecting his boss.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10834.htm

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Focus: ‘If I were Cheney I’d be sweating a little’:

The vice-president should watch out: this prosecutor doesn‚t stop with one scalp, writes Andrew Sullivan
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1849201,00.html

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Rove fired from Bush Sr’s ‘92 campaign over leak to Novak.

Karl Rove was fired from the 1992 re-election campaign of Bush Sr. for allegedly leaking a negative story about Bush loyalist/fundraiser Robert Mosbacher to Novak.
bustbob.com/view.asp?ID=5

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UAE Says Saddam Agreed to Exile Before War :

Saddam Hussein accepted an 11th-hour offer to flee into exile weeks ahead of the U.S.-led 2003 invasion, but Arab League officials scuttled the proposal, officials in this Gulf state claimed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10828.htm

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Aziz denies naming George Galloway in oil probe, Says “These are lies”:

Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz has denied telling investigators that a British lawmaker personally profited from the United Nations’ oil-for-food program for Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10821.htm

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Galloway allegation ‘based on lies’ :

George Galloway has accused a US Senate committee of making allegations based solely on lies and demanded that it clear his name.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10821.htm

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Uri Avnery: Abbas and the Lame Duck :

The long campaign for the elimination of Mahmoud Abbas is entering its final phase.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10832.htm

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Israel resumes plans to divide the West Bank into three isolated cantons :

Israeli Authorities are carrying a plan which aims to divide the West Bank into three isolated parts, with roadblocks, settlement constructions and the separation Wall dividing them.
tinyurl.com/9mowq

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Militia boasts of role in Sabra massacre :

Six former Christian Phalange militiamen tell of their training by Israeli allies and recount the events of 16-18 September, 1982, when hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children were killed in the Beirut camps.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10830.htm

More on this topic
tinyurl.com/b3r9v

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U.N. inspectors to visit Guantanamo camp :

The United States said the three U.N. monitors will be allowed to inspect the facilities and talk to military officers but not the detainees.
www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=44717

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Army secret surfaces:

Deadly chemicals at sea: Millions of pounds of unused weapons of mass destruction were dumped in oceans before Congress banned the practice in 1972. The threat is still out there, and may be growing.
tinyurl.com/du6q6

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Mustard gas ordnance from off New Jersey shore is a mystery:

The dump ˜ east of Atlantic City ˜ is on no nautical charts. The Army has no record of chemical weapons being dumped that close to the New Jersey shoreline.
tinyurl.com/9aq22

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Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” : Henry David Thoreau

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 174 Days

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Government for and by the dead

By Robert Fisk

For as someone who has to look at the eviscerated corpses of Palestine and Israel, the murdered bodies in the garbage heaps of Iraq, the young women shot through the head in the Baghdad morgue, I can only shake my head in disbelief at the sheer, unadulterated, lazy bullshit – let’s call a spade a spade – which is currently emerging from our great leaders.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10807.htm

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Forging the Case for War

Who was behind the Niger uranium documents?

by Philip Giraldi

Information developed by Italian investigators indicates that the documents were produced in Italy with the connivance of the Italian intelligence service. It also reveals that the introduction of the documents into the American intelligence stream was facilitated by Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith‚s Office of Special Plans (OSP), a parallel intelligence center set up in the Pentagon to develop alternative sources of information in support of war against Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10816.htm

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Indicting America

By Scott Ritter

The indictment of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby by Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald provides the most cogent and visible evidence to date of the criminal mindset that exists inside the Bush administration regarding the decision to invade Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10820.htm

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Scooter Meet José Padilla

Suddenly, Bush Embraces Right of Fair Trials

By DAVE LINDORFF

When President Bush was confronted by reporters as he left the White House for Camp David following the announcement of the five indictments of, and the resignation of Vice President Dick Cheney chief of state I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, he offered up a lame comment, which at the same time exposed him as a grotesque hypocrite.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10810.htm

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3 New Delhi Explosions Kill at Least 49 :

Coordinated explosions in India’s capital ripped through at least two markets jammed with evening shoppers ahead of an upcoming Hindu festival and a bus, killing at least 49 people.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5378465,00.html

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U.S. and Afghan Soldiers Among 21 killed in fighting:

A series of battles in volatile southern and eastern Afghanistan killed 14 suspected militants, a US soldier and an Afghan soldier, while suspected Taliban rebels fatally shot six civilians in a strong of assaults, officials said today.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=160846568&p=y6x847z74

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Parliamentary candidate killed in S. Afghanistan :

Suspected Taliban militias have gunned down three persons including a parliamentary candidate in south Afghanistan, officials confirmed Saturday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-10/29/content_3699738.htm

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Iraq car bomb kills at least 25 :

At least 25 people have been killed in a car bombing in a Shia village north of Baghdad, Iraqi police have said.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4388790.stm

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3 U.S. Soldiers Among 16 Killed In Iraq:

At least 10 insurgents were killed in a military raid on suspected militant “safe houses” in Qusayba, near the Syrian border, the U.S. military said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM923259.htm

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2,000 US Troops Dead In Iraq: One Survivor Tells His Story:

I went to fight in Iraq to get revenge for 9/11… I found out Bush had led us into a war that was immoral and totally wrong
tinyurl.com/bxb7k

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Mike Whitney : Thinking the Unthinkable:

There will be no “political process” until members of the Bush administration sit down to negotiations with representatives of the Iraqi National Resistance. As of now there is no dialogue and, therefore, no political process.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,78957,00.html?ESRC=dod.nl

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10 More Years in Iraq?:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declined on Wednesday to rule out American forces still being needed in Iraq a decade from now.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,78957,00.html?ESRC=dod.nl

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Al-Sistani said to weigh pullout demand:

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric is considering demanding a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops after a democratically elected government takes office next year, according to associates of the Iranian-born cleric.
tinyurl.com/8t49v

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Military shares public’s declining support for Bush, war :

56 percent said they strongly disapproved or disapproved of his handling of the Iraq war.
www.wcnc.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D8DH767G0.html

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Iraq conflict and aftermath has cost Britain 3.1 billion pounds:

British involvement in Iraq has so far cost the country nearly 3.1 billion pounds up to the end of March this year, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
tinyurl.com/bw8cz

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Syrians tense as Iraq war laps at border:

Deaths along frontier are part of escalating crisis between Bush and Assad
tinyurl.com/dhads

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Syria: U.S. troops killed Syrian soldier:

A Syrian general told reporters touring the border with Iraq on Friday that U.S. forces fired across the frontier five months ago and killed a Syrian soldier during an American military operation.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-10-28-syria-soldier_x.htm

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Bush calls Iran and Syria ‘outlaw regimes’ :

President George W. Bush on Friday called Iran and Syria “outlaw regimes” and said countries that support terrorism are just as guilty of murder as those who commit the violence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10817.htm

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UN’s Mehlis report discredited: International espionage over Syria? :

The Bush and Blair governments have rallied together on the back of the new UN report, released last Friday, into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, drumming up international pressure on Syria.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10818.htm

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SOS ‘was written in blood’ :

AN SOS written in blood on a prison cell wall spelled out the desperation of Bahraini Guantanamo detainee Juma Al Dossary. It was his last resort after being continuously denied medical treatment as he grew increasingly ill in appalling conditions, he says in his handwritten diary of despair.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10811.htm

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Open Letter To The “honorable” Dick Cheney :

I am against torturing prisoners for any reason ˆ for the simple reason that I have no interest in being considered as barbaric as those we label as terrorists.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10812.htm

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Libby was a driving force behind Iraq war :

In high-level policy meetings at the White House, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was often in the background, a deputy listening to the views of principals such as his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney.
tinyurl.com/coptn

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Now it‚s about the Niger forgeries. :

Expected to replace Libby as Cheney‚s chief of staff is David Addington, a principal author of the White House memo justifying the torture of terrorism suspects.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10815.htm

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Arianna Huffington: Fitzgerald’s Libby High Five Puts the Focus on Iraq :

The five counts against Scooter Libby is a high five for those of us who have been saying (ad nauseum, ad infinitum) that the heart of Plamegate has always been the way this administration did everything in its power to cover up the lies and deceptions it used to lead us into a reckless and unnecessary war.
www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/fitzgeralds-libby-high-f_b_9696.html

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Indictment Gives Glimpse Into a Secretive Operation :

Vice President Dick Cheney’s suite in the Old Executive Office Building appears to have served as the nerve center of an effort to gather and spread word about Joseph C. Wilson IV and his wife, a C.I.A. operative.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10814.htm

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In case you missed it: Who is Scooter Libby?: The Guy Behind the Guy Behind the Guy:

Libby’s Washington career began when Wolfowitz called his former student and asked him to give up his law practice to go to work in the Reagan administration.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10485.htm

More on “Libby”
tinyurl.com/7v47w

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Bernard Weiner: Libby’s Indictment:

A Window Into the White House Cesspool : If Libby goes to trial, you can bet that the potential witness list will include Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Hadley, Rice, maybe Bush, and a whole host of high-ranking neo-con underlings (Wurmser, Hanna, Feith, et al.). Libby — and Cheney and Rove — definitely would not want that to happen.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10809.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Joseph C. Wilson: What I Didn’t Find in Africa :

Did the Bush administration manipulate intelligence about Saddam Hussein’s weapons programs to justify an invasion of Iraq?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4020.htm

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Endless sunset:

While you were, ah, distracted, Congress was quietly renewing every major provision of the Patriot Act.
alternet.org/blogs/themix/27501/

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Ladies and Gentlemen: The Real George W. Bush:

The best way to think of George W. Bush is as a beard for others. At every step in his career, individuals of wealth or power groomed him, and then used him as their front man.
www.alternet.org/story/27385/?comments=view&cID=51263&pID=51250

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By Maureen Dowd: Who’s on First? :

This administration’s grand schemes always end up as the opposite. Officials say they’re promoting national security when they’re hurting it; they say they’re squelching terrorists when they’re breeding them; they say they’re bringing stability to Iraq when the country’s imploding. (The U.S. announced five more military deaths yesterday.)
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10808.htm

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Palestinians seek halt to Israeli bombings in Gaza:

Palestinians called on Saturday for swift international intervention to stop a series of Israeli air strikes on Gaza that have knocked out electricity to several thousand homes and blasted deep craters in roads.
tinyurl.com/b9u5q

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Police use stun grenades to keep Palestinians out of J’lem :

Police and Border Police officers threw stun grenades at hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the A-Ram checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Friday morning, in an effort to maintain the closure imposed on the West Bank in the wake of Wednesday’s suicide bombing in Hadera.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/638959.html

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Iranian President defies worldwide criticism to repeat call for Israel to be ‘wiped from map’ :

Yesterday, he was on the streets of the capital with demonstrators waving placards calling for the “death of America”. He said: “My words are the Iranian nation’s words. Westerners are free to comment but their reactions are invalid.”
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article323204.ece

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True Jews hate Israel: Say’s Iran’s Jewish MP :-

The MP for Jewish community Morris Motamed said that all the true Jews and followers of the divine religion as well as those believing in Moses (AS) hate usurper Israel due to the barbaric behavior of the ‘Zionist’ regime.
tinyurl.com/96kb3

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Iran fires 3 ambassadors, recalls 18 envoys after row over Israel :

Iran‚s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fired his country‚s ambassadors to Britain, France, and Germany, and ordered 18 envoys to be recalled to Tehran, a government official in the Iranian capital told Iran Focus.
www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4176

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Israel and the Consequences of “Uniqueness”:

Why did the creation of Israel engender such deep but opposing emotions in the Islamic world and the West?
www.counterpunch.org/shahid10292005.html

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Russia, China insist Iran has right to nuclear fuel cycle: vice president :

Speaking to reporters upon arriving from Moscow where he attended a prime ministerial meeting of member countries to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Davudi expressed hope that Russia would adopt a position in favor of Iran at the November meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors.
www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=246346

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US poor set to lose food stamps:

With more than 38 million Americans too poor to buy adequate food, the US Congress has begun to take away the food stamps many of them receive.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10819.htm

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Texas leads nation in rate of households at risk for hunger:

A higher percentage of Texas households were at risk of going hungry over the past three years than in any other state. That’s according to data released today by the U-S Agriculture Department
www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4044675&nav=1TjD

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U.N. poverty expert finds N.O. ‘shocking’ :

“Something went wrong and it appears to be a gross violation of human rights,” said Sengupta, United Nations independent expert on human rights and extreme poverty.
2theadvocate.com/stories/102905/new_poverty001.shtml

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Rich Senators Defeat Minimum-Wage Hike:

U.S. senators — who draw salaries of $162,100 a year and enjoy a raft of perks — have rejected a minimum wage hike from $5.15 an hour to $6.25 for blue-collar workers.
www.wesh.com/helenthomas/5183628/detail.html

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Grand jury issues new subpoenas in DeLay investigation:

A Texas prosecutor asked Thursday for all e-mail sent and received in 2002 by three indicted associates of U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay as part of an investigation into an alleged campaign finance scheme.
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-10-27-delay-subpoenas_x.htm

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Charge Him or Release Him

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” : Henry David Thoreau

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 173 Days

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Treasonous liars and warmongering murderers

By Sheila Samples

What attorney in his or her right mind would take on the mission of defending a gaggle of treasonous liars and warmongering murderers against the clearly stated, time-tested legal boundaries of the United States Constitution? Is there an attorney so ignorant of Constitutional law or so loyal to George W. Bush that covering his sorry ass trumps all reason, dignity, democratic principles or truth?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10806.htm

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I cannot live freely in a country where people are allowed to commit murder

By Cindy Sheehan

I cannot live freely in a country where bereaved family members aren’t allowed to carry pictures of their murdered loved ones into a national cemetery.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10800.htm

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5 US soldiers killed in Iraq:

Five US soldiers have been killed in Iraq, while Shia spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani says he will stay neutral in Iraq parliamentary elections.
tinyurl.com/b5rfn

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US soldiers kill three militants:

The statement added US forces had surrounded the stadium on Thursday, and that US snipers were able to shoot down a militant, minutes before launching mortar shells from within the stadium.
tinyurl.com/ck4dx

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Poll results: Eliminating poverty should be No. 1 U.S. priority :

Eliminating poverty in America is more important than fighting terrorism, U.S. troops should be pulled out of Iraq, and money saved on war should be used to rebuild hurricane-scarred New Orleans, according to a national poll.
tinyurl.com/9rvdy

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Libby, Top Cheney Aide, Indicted in CIA Leak Probe:

Libby, 55, was charged with obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in Washington after a two-year investigation by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
tinyurl.com/d5c6d

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Cheney adviser resigns after indictment: –

Vice presidential adviser I. Lewis “Scooter’ Libby Jr. resigned Friday after being charged with obstruction of justice, making a false statement and perjury in the CIA leak investigation, a politically charged case that could throw a spotlight on President Bush’s push to war.
tinyurl.com/8fbtz

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Read the inditment in full: October 28, 2005 Libby Indictment

PDF Format
www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/osc/documents/libby_indictment_28102005.pdf

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F.B.I. Is Still Seeking Source of Forged Uranium Reports:

A counterespionage official said that the inquiry into the documents, had yielded some intriguing but unproved theories. One is the possibility that associates of Ahmad Chalabi, the former Iraqi exile who was a leading champion of the American campaign to topple Saddam Hussein, had a hand in the forgery.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10802.htm

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Forgeries, Lies and Cover-ups:

The Scandal isn’t the Leak, But the Illegal War
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10805.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Weird Men Behind George W Bush’s War:

Their admiration for the Israeli Likud party’s tactics, including preventive warfare such as Israel’s 1981 raid on Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor, is mixed with odd bursts of ideological enthusiasm for ‘democracy’. They call their revolutionary ideology ‘Wilsonianism’ (after President Woodrow Wilson), but it is really Trotsky’s theory of the permanent revolution mingled with the far-right Likud strain of Zionism.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10804.htm

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Culture of Collusion :

Yes, we too would like to see the Democrats regain majorities in Congress and hope that becomes possible. But they—and the media as well—are partly responsible for the sorry state of affairs.
www.thenation.com/doc/20051114/editors

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In case you missed it:

Christian Zionism: Dispensationalism And The Roots Of Sectarian Theology:

Dispensationalism is one of the most influential theological systems within the universal church today. Largely unrecognised and subliminal, it has increasingly shaped the presuppositions of fundamentalist, evangelical, Pentecostal and charismatic thinking concerning Israel and Palestine over the past one hundred and fifty years.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4531.htm

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Seven Palestinians killed by Israel:

Seven Palestinians including two members of Saraya al-Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, were killed and other 15 injured in an Israeli air raid on the north of Gaza.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/051028/2005102801.html

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France warns Israel on murders; urges Palestinians to improve security:

“In this context,” he added “we recall that the practice of targeted assassinations is contrary to international law,” a blunt reminder to Israel that the murder of Palestinian militants, and often nearby innocent bystanders, is not helping the situation.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=782662

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From ‘Militants’ to ‘Bystanders’:Palestinian Children’s Deaths Ignored, Again:

In a story late Thurday, Ha’aretz reported that IOF killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including a fifteen year old boy, but AP didn’t report any children’s deaths then or in later reports of the extrajudicial assasination.
umkahlil.blogspot.com/2005/10/from-militants-to-bystanders.html

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Abu Mazen’s yellow brick roadmap:

Mahmoud Abbas went to Washington with the hope of unfolding the roadmap — he returned with nothing except an endorsement of Israel’s unilateralism
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/766/re101.htm

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In case you missed it

The Bush Administration’s Dual Loyalties:

U.S. policy on Israel and the Arab world has increasingly become the purview of officials well known for tilting toward Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10803.htm

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Blair hints at military action after Iran’s ‘disgraceful’ taunt: –

TONY BLAIR gave warning last night that the West might have to take military action against Iran after worldwide condemnation of its President‚s call for Israel to be “wiped off the map‰.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10797.htm

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Iran’s empty and damaging rhetoric :

The appalling comments on Israel made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Israel should be wiped off map, October 27) are both empty rhetoric and highly damaging to the Palestinian cause.
www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,1602248,00.html

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Iran: Why all the commotion now?:

As the US, UK, and Israel seek to up the ante regarding Iran‚s nuclear energy programme, such ploys are to be expected.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10799.htm

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Hezbollah blasts UN, vows to stand by Syria:

Tens of thousands of Lebanese attended an anti-Israel Hezbollah parade in Beirut‚s southern suburb in a show of force by the guerrilla group facing US-led pressure to disarm in line with a 14-month-old UN resolution.
tinyurl.com/e49bb

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More than 1 million Iranians rally against Israel:

At least 30,000 people marched in Bahrain, burning Israeli and American flags and demanding their government rescind a recent decision to end its economic embargo of the Jewish state.
tinyurl.com/b2hd6

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U.S. Report Claims: Galloway Given 18m Barrels Of Oil From Saddam:

An independent investigation by the former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker has charged that the MP received an allocation of 18 million barrels of oil from the regime. It also claims that $120,000 (£67,000) in revenues from oil sales was paid into the bank account of Mr Galloway’s estranged wife.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10796.htm

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Saddam lawyer wants trial moved to The Hague:

A defence lawyer for ousted Iraq president Saddam Hussein has written to UN chief Kofi Annan calling for the court trying Saddam on charges of crimes against humanity to be moved to The Hague and its Iraqi judges replaced by foreign ones.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200510/s1493411.htm

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Charley Reese : Iraq Is Bush’s Tar Baby:

In commenting on Saddam Hussein’s trial, President Bush should have steered away from the subject of international law. Under international law, Saddam is right ˜ he’s still the legal president of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10801.htm

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Now they see us as we are:

The problem is that perception is more powerful than fact. More than that, perceptions such as these are spawning small anti-U.S. movements all over the world.
nationalcatholicreporter.org/fwis/fw093005.htm

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4 Killed by Taliban Guerillas in Eastern Afghanistan :

Four people, a tribal leader and three civilians, have been killed by Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan`s eastern province of Khost, a local official said Friday.
www.antara.co.id/en/seenws/?id=7003

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Russia, China call for U.S. troops to go:

A security bloc led by China and Russia has called on the United States to set a deadline for the withdrawal of its troops from Central Asia.
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20051028-043805-8415r

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Three Venezuelan Officers and 27 Colombians Sentenced for Assassination Plot:

A Venezuelan military court sentenced three Venezuelan military officers and 27 Colombians to two to nine years of prison for plotting an assault on Venezuela‚s presidential palace and the assassination of President Hugo Chavez.
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1798

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Defend Antiwar Veteran at Kent State:

The administration‚s blatant attack against the antiwar movement will not be tolerated. We can clearly see that the administration does not want its students and veterans practicing free speech on this campus
www.traprockpeace.org/counter_recruitment/

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Bribe Inquiry Looks at Sale of Field Gear to Military :

In a widening scandal at the United States Special Operations Command, federal investigators are looking into a bribery scheme as well as accusations of improper influence involving millions of dollars in battlefield equipment used by Navy Seals and Army Green Berets and Rangers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10798.htm

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GOP donor charged with illegal campaign contributions surrenders:

A major GOP donor surrendered to authorities Friday in Orlando, Fla., on charges that he gave thousands of dollars to other people to contribute to President Bush’s re-election campaign in an attempt to skirt a $2,000 limit on individual contributions.
tinyurl.com/affds

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House Panel Approves Medicaid Cuts:

The House Medicaid plan would impose new co-payments on Medicaid beneficiaries and would allow states to scale back coverage. It also would tighten rules designed to limit the ability of elderly people to shed assets in order to qualify for nursing home care, lower pharmacy profit margins and encourage pharmacies to issue generic drugs.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB58V5ZBFE.html

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Date: Thurs, 27 Oct 2005

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Charge Him or Release Him

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.” : Henry David Thoreau

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 171 Days

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The Epic Crime That Dares Not Speak Its Name

By John Pilger

At the Nuremberg trial of the Nazi leadership, counts one and two, “Conspiracy to wage aggressive war and waging aggressive war”, refer to “the common plan or conspiracy”. These are defined in the indictment as “the planning, preparation, initiation and waging of wars of aggression, which were also wars in violation of international treaties, agreements and assurances”. A wealth of evidence is now available that George Bush, Blair and their advisers did just that. The leaked minutes from the infamous Downing Street meeting in July 2002 alone reveal that Blair and his war cabinet knew that it was illegal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10785.htm

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The Former Head of Abu Ghraib, Admits She Broke the Geneva Conventions :

Says the Blame “Goes All the Way to The Top‰

By Democracy Now!

We all knew it was contrary to the Geneva Conventions. And we were told that this ˆ these instructions were being given by Secretary Rumsfeld. Says, Israeli working as an interrogator at the secret intelligence center in Baghdad.

Continued – Real Audio and Transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10786.htm

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Where is the Grand Inquisitor When You Need Him?

A Dead Civilian a Day Keeps the Terrorists at Bay?

By Jason Miller

“The new doctrine was not one of preemptive war, which arguably falls within some stretched interpretation of the UN Charter, but rather a doctrine that doesn’t begin to have any grounds in international law, namely, preventive war. That is, the United States will rule the world by force, and if there is any challenge to its domination---whether it is perceived in the distance, invented, imagined, or whatever—then the United States will have the right to destroy that challenge before it becomes a threat. That’s preventive war, not preemptive war.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10788.htm

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27 killed in clashes between Iraqi police and civilians:

At least 27 people, most of them police, were killed in clashes with civilians in Nahrawan township, 30 kilometres south of Baghdad, Thursday, said Iraqi army sources.
tinyurl.com/8nffk

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Iraq: 10 Killed in Continuing Violence:

A police colonel was killed by gunmen in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said. He had previously been reported as wounded.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM740773.htm

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Bodies of three Iraqis discovered :

The three men, engineers who had been working at an Iraqi army base, had been kidnapped recently, police said.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4381574.stm

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Three U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq :

Anti occupation forces used roadside bombs and small arms fire to killed three U.S. soldiers and wound four, the military said Thursday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5373223,00.html

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Sunni Arabs Launch Political Campaign to Kick U.S. Out :

‘ “Our political program will focus more on getting the Americans out of Iraq,” Hussein al-Falluji, a prominent Sunni who took part in talks on the constitution, told Reuters. “Our message to the American administration is clear: get out of Iraq or set a timetable for withdrawal or the resistance will keep slaughtering your soldiers until Judgment Day.” ‘
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10787.htm

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Mother of slain US soldier arrested in Iraq war protest:

US police arrested Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq who has become a prominent war opponent, along with two dozen people for demonstrating without authoritization in front of the White House.
tinyurl.com/afwh7

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Iraqis Forced to Take in Uninvited Troops:

The Marines call it a necessary evil ˜ taking over houses and buildings for military use. For the Iraqis who become unwilling hosts, it can be anything from a mild inconvenience to a disruption that tears apart lives.
tinyurl.com/a689g

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Dozens of Abu Ghraibs :

U.S. human rights groups have denounced before the U.N. Human Rights Committee that there are perhaps dozens of secret detention centres around the world where Washington is holding an unknown number of prisoners as part of its “war on terror”.
www.ipsnews.net/print.asp?idnews=30773

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US told to give data on Guantanamo hunger strikers:

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to provide medical records on Guantanamo prisoners who are being force-fed while on a hunger strike and to notify their lawyers about forced feedings.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10783.htm

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U.S. Supreme Court Is Asked to Consider Padilla Terrorism Case :

Jose Padilla, held for three years as an ``enemy combatant’’ in the war on terrorism, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the government’s power to detain American citizens as terror suspects without charges.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10792.htm

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Cheney, Libby Blocked Papers To Senate Intelligence Panel :

Cheney had been the foremost administration advocate for war with Iraq, and Libby played a central staff role in coordinating the sale of the war to both the public and Congress.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10793.htm

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The Real Indictment of Dick Cheney :

The Vice President of the United States is actively lobbying for torture right now. Not in the 1800's. Not in the 1950's. Right now. And the sick thing is — he has an excellent chance of winning.
www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/the-real-indictment-of-di_b_9599.html

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The Vice President’s war on Saddam:

In August 2002, Dick Cheney was doing his best to shock the nation into action
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10784.htm

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Jim Lobe: The strange saga of Cheney and the “nuclear threat”: :

Cheney’s initial public attempts to raise the nuclear nightmare did not in fact begin with his August 2002 barrage of nuclear speeches, but rather five months before that, just after his return from a tour of Arab capitals where he had tried in vain to gin up local support for military action against Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10789.htm

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Fabricated Links?:

A secret draft CIA report raises new questions about a principal argument used by the Bush administration to justify the war in Iraq: the claim that Saddam Hussein was “harboring” notorious terror leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi prior to the American invasion.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9831216/site/newsweek

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Interview of Scott Ritter by Seymour Hersh:

The acclaimed journalist interviews weapons inspecter Scott Ritter on KPFA’s Against the Grain.

Audio. MP3
www.againstthegrain.org/audio10.26.05.mp3

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Oil-for-food probe implicates 2,000 firms:

It detailed the manipulation of the program by companies around the world as well as individuals, groups and governments and made clear that nearly half of all the companies that took part in the program made illegal payments.
tinyurl.com/a4e3z

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Declaration of Dependence and the Fall of the American Empire:

The United States currently has a military presence in 192 nations and troops stationed in 135 of them. This means the United States has a military presence in just over 70% of the world‚s nations, making the United States far more influential and widespread than any empire before it.
blogcritics.org/archives/2005/10/27/093554.php

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Leak case announcement seen Friday :

Special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald does not plan to act in the CIA leak case on Thursday, a spokesman said, setting the stage for the prosecutor to make a last-minute announcement on indictments before the grand jury expires on Friday.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051027/pl_nm/bush_leak_dc_29

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Buzz about a Karl plea as probers close in :

In the closing hours of the grand jury probe, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald paid a visit yesterday to Rove’s lawyer, Robert Luskin, prompting speculation that a plea bargain could be in the works for the deputy White House chief of staff.
www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/359712p-306469c.html

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Miers Supreme Court nomination withdrawn under conservatives’ fire :

The White House said Miers had withdrawn her name because of a bipartisan effort in Congress to gain access to internal documents related to her role as counsel to the president. But politics played a larger role
www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051027/NEWS/51027003

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The Last Moment of Hope:

No US-Backed Israeli Government Has Offered Equal Rights to Palestinians
www.counterpunch.com/pappe10272005.html

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Iran on course for a showdown:

The call by Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday for Israel to be “wiped off the map” has drawn instant and bitter condemnation, with Israel urging Iran’s expulsion from the United Nations, and other countries saying that Tehran should now definitely be hauled before the UN Security Council over its nuclear program.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10790.htm

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Wiped off the map :

Does calling for the elimination of a state constitute “a crime against humanity‰, as Shimon Peres contends? If so, then Ahmadinejad would be joined in the dock by every Israeli politician who has not only advocated but effected the policy of expansionism that continues to prevent a Palestinian nation state from emerging.
www.democratsdiary.co.uk/2005/10/wiped-off-map.html

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British MP Suggests Sanctions Against Israel :

A British MP suggested trade sanctions against Israel, which she blamed for Arab violence that is their “only outlet” because of military checkpoints and “the so-called security wall.”
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=91893

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EU demands Syria cooperate with Hariri probe:

European Union leaders demanded on Thursday that Syria cooperate fully with a United Nations investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.
tinyurl.com/75sfq

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In case you missed it: :

Syria assassination plot :

White House and No 10 conspired: Nearly 50 years before the war in Iraq, Britain and America sought a secretive “regime change” in another Arab country they accused of spreading terror and threatening the west’s oil supplies, by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10782.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: The Secret Government -:

From The Archives: Bill Moyers, documents U.S. support of terrorist regimes and the brutality of Americas foreign policy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm

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Afghanistan bomb attack kills policeman:

A BOMB fixed to a bicycle exploded in Afghanistan’s volatile southern city of Kandahar on Thursday, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians, police said.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17056398-38201,00.html

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U.S. Recruits Peruvians For Security in Iraq :

The personnel are being paid between US$1,000 and $3,500 a month.
english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=255414&rel_no=1

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Venezuelan Authorities Arrest Pakistani National With Alleged Links to Terrorism:

Venezuelan authorities collared a Pakistani national with alleged links to terrorism in eastern Venezuela, an official from the Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBEA7Y7BFE.html

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Another document, dripping with blood, surfaces in House of Death case

In the case, dubbed the “House of Death,‰ an informant, under the supervision of U.S. law enforcers, is accused of participating in torturing and murdering a dozen people in a house in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez.
narcosphere.narconews.com/story/2005/10/22/23542/882

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U.S. Soldiers Involved in Drug Smuggling Ring:

A U.S. army sergeant fighting the war on drugs in Colombia was recently sentenced to six years in prison for using military aircraft to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
abcnews.go.com/WNT/print?id=1252876

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Arar tortured in Syria, report determines:

An independent factfinder says there is no doubt that Maher Arar was tortured in Syria and that the horrible ordeal has had a devastating effect on the Ottawa software engineer and his family.
tinyurl.com/8danr

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Haiti Turning into Canada’s Iraq:

Canada is taking a lead role in Haiti’s reconstruction, but increasing violence and political repression is making free and fair elections impossible, critics warn.
www.thetyee.ca/News/2005/10/25/HaitiCanadaIraq/

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U.S. Treasuries soar as market frets over GM fate:

The news increased speculation that the embattled U.S. auto maker could be forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, prompting flight-to-quality buying of U.S. Treasuries.
tinyurl.com/c5avn

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Exxon Mobil profit booms on oil prices :

Exxon Mobil Corp., the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, on Thursday said quarterly profit surged 75 percent to nearly $10 billion, raking in a bonanza from record oil prices.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051027/bs_nm/energy_exxon_earns_dc_3

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