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“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason”: Thomas Paine – Common Sense -[January 10, 1776]
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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2217
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$233,860,272,388

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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No need to panic over Iranian nukes

United Nations sanctions won’t work but there’s still plenty of time for patient talks.

By Gwynne Dyer

 
When the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed last Tuesday that Iran had broken the seals on its nuclear research facility at Natanz, many people reacted as if the very next step was the testing of an Iranian nuclear weapon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11569.htm

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More Lies about Iran

By Mike Whitney

The Bush administration does not accept the internationally-recognized treaty rights of Iran because it believes that all law flows from Washington; a fact that is tragically evident in its torturing of prisoners, spying on American citizens, and its vast destruction of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11572.htm

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Why an Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified

By Norman G. Finkelstein

The recent proposal that Norway boycott Israeli goods has provoked passionate debate. In my view, a rational examination of this issue would pose two questions: 1) Do Israeli human rights violations warrant an economic boycott? and 2) Can such a boycott make a meaningful contribution toward ending these violations? I would argue that both these questions should be answered in the affirmative.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11574.htm

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Narcissism, the Public, and the President

By Stephen Soldz

At an observable level, narcissism involves a self-centeredness that makes one oblivious to the emotional existence of others.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11568.htm

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7 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Gunmen shot dead a police brigadier and major after abducting them on Saturday in the village of Ulwiya near Hawija, 70 km (43 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM533536.htm

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Iraq war seen as a financial loser :

As the toll of American dead and wounded mounts in Iraq, some economists are arguing that the war’s costs, broadly measured, far outweigh its benefits.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/15/business/warcost.php

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US military releases 500 prisoners :

THE US military overnight had released about 500 prisoners cleared of ties to Iraq’s insurgency, including a pair of journalists who had been held in Iraqi prisons for months
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17835387%255E1702,00.html

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Noam Chomsky: ‘There Is No War On Terror’:

The acclaimed critic of U.S. foreign policy analyzes Bush’s current political troubles, the war on Iraq, and what’s really behind the global ‘war on terror.’
www.alternet.org/story/30487/

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Pakistan fury as CIA airstrike on village kills 18:

Pakistan is preparing to lodge a formal diplomatic protest over the attack, which killed at least 18 people, because it was launched from four pilotless aircraft which intruded 30 miles into Pakistani air space from Afghanistan
tinyurl.com/c6zno

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US policies “break human rights law”:

“The strategy in place today respects neither human rights nor the Geneva Conventions,” said Dick Marty, the head of a European investigation into alleged CIA prisons in Europe. “The current administration in Washington is trying to combat terrorism outside legal means, the rule of law.”
tinyurl.com/973xx

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Canadian killed in Afghanistan:

One Canadian was killed and three others were wounded after a suicide car bomber struck their military convoy in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday.
www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/01/15/afghan-deaths060115.html

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Senators Support Penalties Against Iran ;

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said sanctions will be tough but that Iran poses a greater danger to the United States than Iraq at this point and must be contained.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5547789,00.html

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West is in dark ages, says Iran’s President :

Leader threatens retaliation if the US and EU continue to try to block nuclear programme
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11573.htm

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Uri Avnery: Uri Avnery: With Friends like these∑ :

IN ONE of the stream of speeches in which George W. Bush is now trying to defend his ill-fated invasion of Iraq, this week he let loose a sentence that should light all the red lights. In this sentence he castigated his opponents for asserting that he had attacked Iraq “for the oil and for Israel”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11570.htm

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Mossad works with German passports:

Israeli agents camouflage themselves with delicate employments in Middle East crisis areas also with German passports and German legends. At present use the Mossad German travel documents for instance with employments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It concerns among other things a preparation of possible air raids on Iranian goals
tinyurl.com/b462s

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German secret service issues passports for Mossad :

Mossad agents are using German passports during their covert operations in Middle Eastern countries
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0601149692195749.htm

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Israel approves East Jerusalem vote:, Arrests two of the candidates:

Police arrested on Sunday the number-two man on the Hamas party list for the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections, Sheikh Mohammed Abu Tir. Two candidates for the Hamas list in Jerusalem, Mahmoud Tutah and Ahmed Atun, were also arrested.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/670259.html

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Hebron settlers: No calm unless eviction orders rescinded :

A senior official of the settler community of Hebron has said that the only way that there will be calm in the West Bank city is if Israeli authorities rescind the eviction orders issued to eight Jewish families who have occupied Palestinian-owned homes in Hebron’s wholesale market area for years.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/670191.html

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How to buy friends and influence politics

“Now here’s the thing,” commented Iraq expert Juan Cole. “If a Palestinian-American had diverted $140,000 from a Muslim charity to ‘security equipment’ and ‘sniper lessons’ for Palestinians on the West Bank, that individual would be in Gitmo so fast that the sonic boom would rattle your windows…
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11571.htm

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Ethics Committees Won’t Commit to Action :

The leaders of Congress’ ethics committees are not committing to any investigation of misconduct despite the growing revelations about the favors that lobbyist Jack Abramoff won for clients and the largesse he arranged for lawmakers.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-5547759,00.html

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Laura Bush backs domestic spying program:

First lady Laura Bush said Sunday that the U.S. government is right to eavesdrop on Americans with suspected ties to terrorists,
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1151AP_Laura_Bush.html

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The Imperial Presidency at Work :

You would think that Senators Carl Levin and John McCain would have learned by now that you cannot deal in good faith with a White House that does not act in good faith. Yet both men struck bargains intended to restore the rule of law to American prison camps. And President Bush tossed them aside at the first opportunity.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11575.htm

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A court seat for privilege…:

Alito claimed membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton when he applied for a promotion in the Reagan administration in 1985. Alito said, ‘’I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/01/14/a_court_seat_for_privilege/

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How One Man Launched a Revolution:

Paine convinced an America already at war with Britain that it was fighting not merely for lower tariffs or the right to elect representatives to Parliament but for its own inevitable independence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11566.htm

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The day the music died :

Author and critic Nik Cohn has been obsessed by New Orleans for more than 30 years, Six months after Hurricane Katrina he revisited the city and was stunned by what he found.
observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1686412,00.html

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Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2215
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$233,655,197,770
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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A Time to Break Silence

By Rev. Martin Luther King

By 1967, King had become the country’s most prominent opponent of the Vietnam War, a year to the day before he was murdered — King called the United States “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.”

Time magazine called the speech “demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi,” and the Washington Post declared that King had “diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people.”

Listen to this historic speech in full.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2564.htm

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U.S. Marine among 7 killed in latest violence:

A roadside bomb killed two policemen and wounded four other people when it blew up next to a police patrol in eastern Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA428803.htm

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Bishops Urge U.S. to Transition Out of Iraq:

“Our nation’s military forces should remain in Iraq only as long as it takes for a responsible transition, leaving sooner than later,” said Bishop Thomas G. Wenski of Orlando, Fla., speaking for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11561.htm

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Berlin admits giving US bombing targets in Iraq :

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fence-mending visit to the United States is being overshadowed by a growing scandal over reports that German intelligence had fed America key information about military targets in Iraq before the US invasion.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11565.htm

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Mossad works with German passports:

Israeli agents camouflage themselves with delicate employments in Middle East crisis areas also with German passports and German legends. At present use the Mossad German travel documents for instance with employments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It concerns among other things a preparation of possible air raids on Iranian goals
tinyurl.com/b462s

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President Ahmadinezhad Says Iran Not Interested in Acquiring Nuclear Weapons :

He said: “unfortunately today humanity is plagued with some leaders who only see their immediate surroundings. Those who believe they have greater rights than other nations, simply because they possess a large nuclear, chemical and biological arsenal. They are convinced that they can impose their views on others.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11562.htm

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‘Air Strikes Under Consideration’:

Western powers are already planning use of the military option in the face of Iran’s insistence that it will go ahead with what it calls its nuclear research programme, a leading expert says.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=31761

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Israel could launch air strikes if talks fail :

Israel has drawn up plans for strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities with bunker busting bombs supplied by the US.
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1685503,00.html

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Israel Threathens Iran With Military Strike: :

Israeli officials said they remain hopeful that concerted international diplomacy can end the crisis, but that a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities – led by others – is possible.
tinyurl.com/8mv5h

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U.S try’s to swing election:

Says may review Palestinian aid if Hamas elected: U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority would be reviewed and possibly reduced if it gave Hamas a role in government after this month’s Palestinian election, U.S. diplomatic sources said on Friday.
tinyurl.com/bmdt8

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Amira Hass: Prisoners in Their Own Land:

More than 800,000 Palestinians Sealed Off in Northern West Bank
www.counterpunch.com/hass01132006.html

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How the FBI Spied on Edward Said:

That the FBI should monitor the legal political activities and intellectual forays of such a man elucidates not only the FBI’s role in suppressing democratic solutions to the Israeli and Palestinian problems, it also demonstrates a continuity with the FBI’s historical efforts to monitor and harass American peace activists.
www.counterpunch.org/price01132006.html

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How Mossad got the wrong man:

A Moroccan catering worker was mistakenly killed in Norway, by two Israelis after they got out of a car beside him. They thought they were killing Ali Hassan Salame, the Palestinian behind the Munich Games massacre.
smh.com.au/news/world/how-mossad-got-the-wrong-man/2006/01/13/1137118970199.html

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Zawahri alive:

The report came after U.S. sources said a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan targeted Zawahri, but a senior Pakistani official said the al Qaeda leader was not there at the time.
tinyurl.com/ctqtj

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Pakistan Condemns Purported CIA Airstrike:

An AP reporter who visited Damadola about 12 hours after the attack saw three destroyed houses, hundreds of yards apart. Villagers had buried at least 15 people, including women and children, and were digging for more bodies in the rubble.
cbs11tv.com/national/topstories_story_014111540.html

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Ex-Taliban Minister Killed in Afghanistan :

In the southern city of Kandahar, two men on a motorbike fatally shot Mohammed Khaksar, the former Taliban deputy interior minister, as he walked with two of his children, said Mohammed Jan Khan, a student who witnessed the shooting.
www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/feeds/ap/2006/01/14/ap2449993.html

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Guantanamo prisoner records horrors of detention

WASHINGTON: A man now detained at Guantanamo has given a harrowing account of his treatment at the hands of his captors and keepers, reported Amnesty International.
tinyurl.com/77cst

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Chavez denounces bid to block jet sale:

President Hugo Chavez on Friday blasted an attempt by the U.S. to block Spain from selling Venezuela 12 military planes with American parts, calling it proof of Washington’s “imperialism.”
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/13621804.htm

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Spain defies US over arms sales:

A row erupted between the US and Spain yesterday after Washington tried to block Madrid from selling military aircraft to the left-wing Government of President Chávez of Venezuela. Spain reacted with defiance, saying that the $2 billion (£1.2 billion) deal for military aircraft, which contain US technology, would go ahead.
www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-1984520,00.html

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NSA used city police as trackers:

The National Security Agency used law enforcement agencies, including the Baltimore Police Department, to track members of a city anti-war group as they prepared for protests outside the sprawling Fort Meade facility, internal NSA documents show.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11560.htm

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United States of Fear:

A new doc on Peru chronicles how fear of terrorism was exploited to undermine democracy. Sound familiar?
www.alternet.org/mediaculture/30801/

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Where is the new Godard? :

A New Wave film from the Vietnam era reveals how muted opposition to the Iraq war has been
film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1686377,00.html

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Australia: How we wrongly locked away 60 people:

UP to 60 Australian residents, many suffering severe mental problems, may have been mistakenly incarcerated in detention centres by overzealous Immigration Department officials.
tinyurl.com/d3kye

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The States Step In As Medicare Falters:

Seniors Being Turned Away, Overcharged Under New Prescription Drug Program
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11563.htm

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2214
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$233,414,565,216
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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U.S. Bombs Pakistan

The soul of a nation is fatally wounded

By Abid Ullah Jan

Aircraft from Afghanistan have once more attacked Pakistan killing 18 Pakistanis in remote villages. Even non-US sources, such as Al-Jazeera has adopted the tone of embedded journalists, telling the world that the US attack on Pakistan killed 18 people in “a village stronghold of pro-Taliban Islamists.‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11556.htm

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Bush Authorized Domestic Spying Before 9/11

By Jason Leopold

The NSA’s vast data-mining activities began shortly after Bush was sworn in as president and the document contradicts his assertion that the 9/11 attacks prompted him to take the unprecedented step of signing a secret executive order authorizing the NSA to monitor a select number of American citizens thought to have ties to terrorist groups.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11558.htm

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U.S. missiles kill 18 civilians in Pakistan:

No al-Qaeda member or foreign citizen among those who died.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/13/content_4050019.htm

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2 Killed As Army Helicopter Crashes In Firefight In Iraq: A U.S.

Army reconnaissance helicopter went down near Mosul in northern Iraq on Friday while aiding Iraqi police who came under hostile fire, and its two pilots were killed, military officials said.
ksdk.com/news/us_world_article.aspx?storyid=90670

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3 Policemen Killed:

Two policemen were killed and five wounded when a car bomb struck their patrol in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. ISKANDARIYA – A police patrol found the body of a policeman blindfolded and with his hands tied behind his back near the town of Iskandariya,
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13282619.htm

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Shi’ite bloc short of Iraq parliament majority:

With six of 275 seats yet to be allocated, the Alliance and their present Kurdish coalition partners were also one seat shy of the two-thirds majority needed to change the constitution, figures provided by source at the Electoral Commission showed.
tinyurl.com/blz2v

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U.S. seeking Arab peacekeepers in Iraq:

Cheney will raise with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and other Arab leaders the possibility of dispatching Arab and Islamic troops to Iraq to pave the way for the reduction of American forces.
www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060113-090744-1472r

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Murder charge dropped against soldier:

The Army has decided to drop a murder charge against one of two soldiers accused in the suffocation death of an Iraqi general during interrogation and will pursue administrative discipline instead, his attorney said Thursday.
www.chieftain.com/national/1137150343/6

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Records show Army ended abuse probe early:

The Army closed a criminal investigation of abuse allegations by an Iraqi detainee last year, finding no reason to believe his claims, even though no Americans involved in the case were questioned, according to Pentagon records made public Thursday.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10833342/

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New Pentagon Memos Show High-Level Authorization Of Detainee Abuse:

“It just confirms that the policies that were adopted at Guantanamo were adopted as a matter of policy and over significant objections, not just within the FBI but within units of the Army,”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11555.htm

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Baghdad Burning: Iraqi Girl Blog: I’ve spent the last two days crying:

It is said he lived long enough to talk to police and then he died.
tinyurl.com/82xct

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How To Cover a Kidnapping: It isn’t that easy.:

The Baghdad foreign press corps rallied to the aid of Christian Science Monitor stringer Jill Carroll immediately upon learning that kidnappers had snatched her in the Baghdad neighborhood of Adil on Saturday, Jan. 7.
www.slate.com/id/2134154/

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Ray McGovern : Proof Bush Deceived America:

Senior CIA officials had concluded that “the quality of the intelligence on weapons of mass destruction didn‚t really matter,‰ since war was inevitable.
www.tompaine.com/articles/20060113/proof_bush_deceived_america.php

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War pimp alert:

U.S. president: Iran trying to secretly develop nuclear weapon, wants to destroy Israel :

U.S. President George Bush, speaking at a Washington press conference, said: “Iran armed with a nuclear weapon poses a great threat to the security of the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11552.htm

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US wants Iran punished for asserting its rights:

The US says it supports Iran being punished for moving ahead with civil nuclear research and development, because the US claims to know what Iran intends to do with such civil technology
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/060113/2006011326.html

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Iran threatens to end all voluntary cooperation if referred to U.N. Security Council :

Iran threatened on Friday to block inspections of its nuclear sites if confronted by the U.N. Security Council over its atomic activities. The president reaffirmed his country’s intention to produce nuclear energy.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060113-0828-iran-nuclear.html

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China:Referring Iran To UN Might Toughen Its Nuclear Stand : –

China’s U.N. ambassador expressed concern Friday that referring Iran to the Security Council might toughen Tehran’s position on its nuclear program.
tinyurl.com/885ge

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Israeli Air Force Intelligence: Iran beefing up air defenses:

The source described the present Iranian air defenses as “good.” It is known that Iran has deployed Soviet-origin anti-aircraft systems around the 1000-megawatt Bushehr nuclear reactor.
tinyurl.com/czdhn

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A Proud Nation Surrounded by Nuclear States :

Can there be a military solution to the dispute?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11553.htm

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Mike Whitney: The Countdown to War with Iran :

We know that the U.S. has developed a new regime of low-yield “usable‰ nuclear weapons to destroy underground bunkers. We also know that the militarists in the Pentagon have threatened to use nuclear weapons in a “first strike‰ preemptive attack.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11551.htm

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US set to clinch nuclear deal with India:

AS WASHINGTON steps up pressure on Iran and North Korea to abandon suspected nuclear weapons programs, US officials are completing a nuclear deal with India that critics says is a threat to non-proliferation efforts.
tinyurl.com/8qd9r

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Palestinian killed in W Bank invasion :

Palestinian was killed and another blew himself up during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank, an Israeli security official has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4607008.stm

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Israeli Occupation Forces Cantonizes W. Bank, Sealing in Palestinians :

For a month now, since the second week of December 2005, the Israel Defense Forces has severed the northern part of the West Bank from other sections, and prohibited residents from traveling toward Ramallah and points southward.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/670068.html

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Israeli army uprooting olive groves:

The Israeli army has been destroying, uprooting and in some cases, stealing Palestinian olive trees in several parts of the West Bank, grove owners and witnesses say.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6D654A36-11F0-4917-AA2A-104DEBDEE54A.htm

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USA threats after boycott support:

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice threatened Norway with “serious political consequences” after Finance Minister and Socialist Left Party leader Kristin Halvorsen admitted to supporting a boycott of Israeli goods.
www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1196096.ece

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Norwegian: Minister Apology Over Boycott Backing:

A senior Norwegian government minister has apologised after she lent her backing to a boycott of Israeli goods.
www.totallyjewish.com/news/world/?content_id=2469

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US Law Unclear if Bush Can Invade Without Congress OK: Alito :

Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito said US law is unclear as to whether President George W. Bush could launch a military invasion of Iran or Syria without congressional approval
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11554.htm

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List of Alito “Murder Board‰ Participants; Includes Lawyers Who Approved Warrantless Surveillance :

During this morning‚s hearing, Sen. Russ Feingold noted that the same lawyers who created the legal justifications for Bush‚s warrantless domestic spying program coached Alito about how to answer questions during the confirmation hearings:
thinkprogress.org/2006/01/12/alito-murder-board/

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Alito Witness Disappears From List: Report:

Name pulled after group dissed nominee
villagevoice.com/news/0602,ridgeway,71682,6.html

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Nato denies misuse of Kosovo camp :

Nato has denied that one of its Kosovo detention centres has been used by the US to interrogate militant Islamist suspects under its rendition programme.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4606732.stm

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‘Almost No Governments Are Telling The Truth’ About CIA Affair:

Swiss Senator Dick Marty, who is investigating the CIA affair for the European Council, believes recent evidence intercepted by Swiss intelligence is an ‘additional indicator of the existence of secret prisons.’
www.watchingamerica.com/sonntagsblick000002.shtml

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Padilla Pleads Not Guilty and Is Ordered Held Without Bail :

“He pleads absolutely not guilty to the charges contained in the indictment,” Mr. Padilla’s lawyer, Michael Caruso, said before Magistrate Judge Barry Garber of the Federal District Court in Miami.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11550.htm

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Need a laugh?:

We found Padilla’s al Qaeda application, U.S. says:

Prosecutors said the U.S. government discovered alleged terrorist José Padilla’s written application to join al Qaeda
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/13614792.htm

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U.S. Seeks to Avoid Detainee Ruling:

The Bush administration took the unusual step yesterday of asking the Supreme Court to call off a landmark confrontation over the legality of military trials for terrorism suspects, arguing that a law enacted last month eliminates the court’s ability to consider the issue.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11549.htm

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The head of the Guantanamo defense team: help wanted:

The chief defense counsel for detainees at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says more defense attorneys are needed. Marine Colonel Dwight Sullivan says the prosecution team has 17 members while the defense has only four.
tinyurl.com/c63ak

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Foreign fighters flood into Afghanistan :

The fighters, including Jordanians, Yemenis, Egyptians and Gulf Arabs, stepped up their campaign two months ago with a series of suicide bombings against NATO peacekeepers, United States troops and Afghan government leaders.
thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=58262006

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Afghanistan: Harsh winter Kills Refugees:

A child, a woman and an elderly man froze to death in a camp in the southeastern Paktia province last week, said refugee representative Murad Khan.
tinyurl.com/8py5c

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SOS for African drought victims:

According to the UN food aid agency, preliminary assessments show that those affected include an estimated 2.5 million in Kenya, 1.4 million in Somalia, 1.5 million in Ethiopia and 60,000 in Djibouti.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C9514C1E-B988-49F4-9774-0AF3C9CF76E2.htm

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United States formally prohibits arms sale to Venezuela :

The United States government has formally prohibited Spain from selling 12 military planes and eight frigates to Hugo Chávez in Venezuela, because they contain North American technology.
www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_1937.shtml

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John Perkins: Predictions of an Economic Hit Man:

The controversial author explains why Bolivia’s new president, Argentina’s anti-IMF rebellion and the NYC transit strike are all harbingers of things to come.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11557.htm

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Doctors confirm jailed Haiti priest has leukemia:

Jean-Juste is widely viewed as the natural successor to former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was ousted by an armed revolt in February 2004.
tinyurl.com/9uav3

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Feds probe Mideast cell phone buys:

“Upon the arrival of special agents, and as a result of subsequent interviews, it was discovered that members of the group were linked to suspected terrorist cells stationed within the Metroplex.”
www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060113-100248-5058r

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Pentagon grilled over database on war critics:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday asked for answers on an obscure Pentagon agency that included reports on student anti-war protests and other peaceful civilian demonstrations in a database meant to detect terrorist activities.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10834915/

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Police Can Barge in Unannounced :

Forget the ongoing privacy debate over U.S. government spying on telephone conversations—soon you may not have the right to tell cops to wait until you open your door
www.wnymedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=824&Itemid=35

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Newt’s New Con :

Of all the voices berating the Republican Party for its culture of corruption, none rings more hollow than Newt Gingrich’s. According to the Associated Press, the former House Speaker has said he is considering running for President in 2008
www.thenation.com/doc/20060130/sirota

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Charles Sullivan: Choices and Consequences :

Congress has degenerated into a dung heap of moral prostitution˜a system of legalized bribery without shame or regret.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11559.htm

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Hang in, and Raise Hell:

Corrupt politicians think we’re morons. It’s time to strike back — with reform, not cheap cynicism.
www.alternet.org/columnists/story/30690/

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National ID, State Nightmare :

An anti-terrorism law creating a national standard for all driver’s licenses by 2008 isn’t just upsetting civil libertarians and immigration rights activists.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3583029.html

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US budget deficit to surge above $400bn:

Spending on Gulf Coast reconstruction has led the Bush administration to revise upwards sharply its estimates for the federal budget deficit in 2006, by 17 per cent to $400bn, sparking calls for further spending restraint and adding to concerns about extending tax cuts.
news.ft.com/cms/s/598aeac6-83bf-11da-9017-0000779e2340.html

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Some 86 pct of Californians can’t afford a home:

The number of California households able to afford a median-priced home with traditional financing has returned to a record low 14 percent and will probably sink lower next month, a realtors association said on Thursday.
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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006

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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2212
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$233,178,982,820

See the cost in your community
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The Impeachment of George W. Bush: .

People have begun to speak of impeaching President George W. Bush—not in hushed whispers but openly, in newspapers, on the Internet, in ordinary conversations and even in Congress. As a former member of Congress who sat on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon, I believe they are right to do so.
www.thenation.com/docprint.mhtml?i=20060130&s=holtzman

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New Army Documents Confirm Black Ops “Special Access Program”

Unit Covered Up Detainee Abuse

Included in the release is the first publicly available government document confirming the existence of a secret “Special Access Program‰ involving a special ops unit, Task Force 6-26, which has been implicated in numerous detainee abuse incidents in Iraq, and whose operatives used fake names to thwart an Army investigation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11546.htm

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Gag Reflex

By Chris Floyd

This week’s revelation of how U.S. doctors are force-feeding captives on hunger strike in Bush’s concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay still has the power to shock and sicken — not just from the savage act itself, but also for the wider moral defeat it represents: another open embrace of raw brutality, another step in America’s accelerating plunge into vicious despotism.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11547.htm

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U.S. soldiers killed six insurgents Wednesday in Baghdad:

Gunmen killed four people near Mosul on Wednesday, including a former senior member of Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baath Party. A roadside bomb also killed two policemen outside Samarra, north of Baghdad. And the U.S. military said seven bodies “with evidence of torture” were found at a sewage plant.
tinyurl.com/9req7

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US army in Iraq institutionally racist, claims British officer :

A senior British officer has criticised the US army for its conduct in Iraq, accusing it of institutional racism, moral righteousness, misplaced optimism, and of being ill-suited to engage in counter-insurgency operations.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1684561,00.html

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‘I’m a door kicker-inner,’ one young Marine blurted out:

“WHY can‚t we live together in peace?‰, read the graffiti written on a wall in Fallujah by a weary American soldier. Next to it a colleague had scrawled: “Die ragheads die!‰
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1981556,00.html

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Insurgents and Al Qaeda clash in Iraq :

The battle, which the insurgents said was fought on Oct. 23, was one of several clashes between Al Qaeda and local Iraqi guerrilla groups that have broken out in recent months across the Sunni Triangle
www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/12/africa/web.0112iraq.php

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Worries grow over reporter:

Jill Carroll, 28, who spoke Arabic, was on assignment for the Christian Science Monitor when gunmen ambushed her car and killed her translator in western Baghdad.
www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060112/NEWS05/601120512/1007

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An Incendiary Threat in Iraq :

Iraq’s most powerful Shiite politician has just dealt a huge blow to American-backed efforts to avoid civil war through the creation of a new, nationally inclusive constitutional order.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11544.htm

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Berlin’s Spies Reportedly Helped US:

German intelligence agents, were active in Iraq during the entire war and even helped the United States choose bombing targets.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11537.htm

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Iraq War “Not Worth Fighting‰ for 55% of Americans :

A majority of adults in the U.S. regret their government‚s decision to launch the coalition effort, according to a poll by TNS released by the Washington Post and ABC News. 55 per cent of respondents think that, considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, the war with Iraq was not worth fighting.
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/10512

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Arianna Huffington: Murtha Takes the Fight to Bush — and Across America:

The well-spring of sentiment against the war that he tapped into when he first spoke out in November is still very much alive. He hit a nerve, one that strikes at the heart of the administration’s signature policy initiative: the invasion of Iraq.
tinyurl.com/buowz

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U.S. law professor : Iraq war is “Pure Evil”:

Wars, death, destruction, human misery and loss of personal security are all misfortunes that people of good faith try to avoid or lesson among their fellow humans — but when these misfortunes become pure evil, it is more often than not in the context of planned aggression, such as the American campaign against Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11536.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Lie Factory :

The inside story of how the Bush administration pushed disinformation and bogus intelligence and led the nation to war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10871.htm

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The yes man and the thug :

In his disturbing new book, Times reporter James Risen reveals how George Tenet’s gutless surrender to war-obsessed Donald Rumsfeld led to the total breakdown of U.S. intelligence.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/salon78.html

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Khadr quiet, polite in first appearance :

Omar Khadr was a tall, subdued and polite presence Wednesday at a U.S. military tribunal where his lawyers berated prosecutors for saying the Canadian teen is a dangerous terrorist who murdered an American medic.
www.brandonsun.com/story.php?story_id=15527

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General Asserts Right On Self-Incrimination In Iraq Abuse Cases:

Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, a central figure in the U.S. detainee-abuse scandal, this week invoked his right not to incriminate himself in court-martial proceedings against two soldiers accused of using dogs to intimidate captives at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, according to lawyers involved in the case.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11542.htm

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Why the Bush Doctrine Violates the Constitution:

When President Bush signed the new law, sponsored by Senator McCain, restricting the use of torture when interrogating detainees, he also issued a Presidential signing statement. That statement asserted that his power as Commander-in-Chief gives him the authority to bypass the very law he had just signed.
www.counterpunch.org/vanbergen01122006.html

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Bush must honor the rule of law:

President Bush has declared himself free to ignore any law that he thinks limits his ability to fight terrorism. This is an extraordinary claim for any president in a country that prides itself on a rule of law binding government officials as well as ordinary citizens.
tinyurl.com/8mg9s

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Proof of CIA Prisons ‘Could Create a Firestorm’:

Swiss newspaper Sonntags Blick claims to have the first hard evidence that Swiss Intelligence intercepted a fax proving that the CIA operated secret prisons in Europe, where al-Qaeda sympathizers were detained and interrogated. Now that word has leaked out, according to this article from France’s Le Monde, the ‘confusion in Switzerland is palpable.’
www.watchingamerica.com/lemonde000070.shtml

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Hamas drops call for destruction of Israel from manifesto :

The manifesto makes no mention of the destruction of the Jewish state and instead takes a more ambiguous position by saying that Hamas had decided to compete in the elections because it would contribute to “the establishment of an independent state whose capital is Jerusalem”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11538.htm

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Israel: U.S. promoting Olmert and Kadima ahead of elections :

Labor Party MK Isaac Herzog accused the Bush administration Thursday of intervening in internal Israeli politics and promoting Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his Kadima party ahead of the March elections.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/669629.html

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Juan Cole: The jailer:

Ariel Sharon is lauded for breaking with his hard-line past. But the truth is that he simply embraced a smarter way of locking up the Palestinians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11539.htm

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Sharon’s second `big plan’:

Sharon was very close to the goal he had been aiming to achieve ever since he became an adult: a goal that has nothing to do with peace – to remove the Arab demographic threat unilaterally.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/669207.html

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Europeans Say Iran Talks Reach ‘Dead End’:

The British, French and German foreign ministers said Thursday that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program had reached a “dead end” and the Islamic republic should be referred to the U.N. Security Council.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1498333

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US Rice Calls For UN To Demand Iran Stop Nuclear Program :

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, coordinating with European allies, called on Thursday for the United Nations to take up Iran’s “ defiance” and demand it halt its nuclear program.
tinyurl.com/7pdas

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Iran says not worried at Security Council referral
tinyurl.com/9sn5z

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Rafsanjani: Iran will break down colonial taboos:

“They plan to deprive the Third World countries particularly the Islamic states of nuclear technology, keeping them always some steps behind.”
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/060112/2006011225.html

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A Test of Wills Between Iran and the West :

Vice President Dick Cheney, in an interview with Fox News, said Wednesday that the United States would seek the adoption of “a resolution that could be enforced by sanctions, were they to fail to comply with it.” Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain told the Parliament the same thing, saying that “we have to decide what measures to take and we obviously don’t rule out any measures at all.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11543.htm

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Let’s make sure we do better with Iran than we did with Iraq :

The west’s next step on Tehran’s nuclear plans should be to understand the regime and society, not to start bombing
www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1684548,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Video: “What the World Thinks of America,‰:

An exhaustive international survey shows conclusively that the planet has a great deal to fear from the people of the United States. By this we mean the majority of the white people of America, a group so alienated from the rest of humanity that they represent a collective threat to the survival of the species.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11540.htm

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Bolivia strongly rejects Chávez’ remarks:

Bolivian Army commander general Marcelo Antezana Thursday replied to Chávez’ declarations on Tuesday suggesting that some Bolivian military officers would be involved in a conspiracy against Morales allegedly planned by the US Embassy in La Paz.
english.eluniversal.com/2006/01/12/en_pol_art_12A654277.shtml

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Brazil says US wants to block aircraft deal with Venezuela :

Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said on Wednesday there appear to be signs of U.S. attempts to block a sale of Brazilian-made military planes to Venezuela
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200601/12/eng20060112_234958.html

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Venezuela’s Jews Defend Chavez:

The Venezuelan Jewish community leadership and several major American Jewish groups are accusing the Simon Wiesenthal Center of rushing to judgment by charging Venezuela’s leftist president, Hugo Chavez, with making antisemitic remarks.
www.forward.com/articles/7189

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Judge Alito, in His Own Words :

Reasons to be worried – and senators reasons to oppose his nomination…
www.civilrights.org/issues/nominations/details.cfm?id=39426

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Judge Samuel Alito and The `Führerprinzip’ :

Alito’s nomination must be decisively defeated in the Senate, or the Supreme Court will fall fatally into the hands of a cabal of outright “Schmittlerian” Nazis, led by Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, and Alito˜all members of the self-avowed “conservative revolutionary” Federalist Society.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11545.htm

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GOP Group to Donate Abramoff-Related Funds :

The chairman of the Republican Governors Association said his group will donate to charity $500,000 in campaign contributions linked to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
tinyurl.com/bvhvp

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Lobbyists’ scandal has a K Street home :

Capitol Hill is where Congress sits. The West Wing of the White House is where the president works. And K Street is where the lobbyists are – at least 30,000 of them.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/11/news/lobby.php

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George Bush’s rough justice :

The career of the latest supreme court nominee has been marked by his hatred of liberalism
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1684464,00.html

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Robert Scheer: Rise and Fall of True Believers :

The plumb line that runs down through the cesspool of the festering Abramoff-DeLay scandal is the conceit that the scions of the Reagan Revolution, a generation of young Republican activists summoned by God and party, were morally superior creatures, who had only pure ideological motives for cutting the country’s social-safety nets in the name of “small government.”
tinyurl.com/c4ak5

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The Crookedness of Congress is Nearing Exposure :

A terror stalks the streets of Washington today the like of which has not been seen here since the War of 1812 when the British invaded the city and burned the White House. Jack Abramoff---lobbyist, con man, swindler, keeper of Washington‚s buried skeletons---is singing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11541.htm

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New Orleans residents given four months to revive neighbourhoods :

Residents of the most devastated areas of New Orleans reacted angrily yesterday to a blueprint for rebuilding the city that gives them four months to prove they can bring their neighbourhoods back to life or face the prospect of their homes being turned into parks or marshland.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1684498,00.html

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US opens Alaskan area to oil leases:

The U.S. government paved the way on Wednesday for oil drilling in an Alaskan region used by migrating caribou and birds, three weeks after Congress blocked energy development in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006

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Each of the Iraqi children killed by the United States was our child. Each of the prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib was our comrade. Each of their screams was ours. When they were humiliated, we were humiliated. The U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq – mostly volunteers in a poverty draft from small towns and poor urban neighborhoods – are victims just as much as the Iraqis of the same horrendous process, which asks them to die for a victory that will never be theirs: Arundhati Roy – Source: Arundhati Roy, “Tide? Or Ivory Snow? Public Power in the Age of Empire,” 8/24/04
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Number Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America’s War 100,000 +
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2210
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$233,026,180,711

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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NSA Whistleblower Alleges Illegal Spying On Millions Of Americans

Former Employee Admits to Being a Source for The New York Times

By BRIAN ROSS

He says the number of Americans subject to eavesdropping by the NSA could be in the millions if the full range of secret NSA programs is used.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11529.htm

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Of The Evil Empire

Imperialist Devastation of Peoples and the Evils Done in our Names

By Manuel Valenzuela

The world burns while we live lives of consumption and production, happy worker bees stuck in hour long commutes working most of our productive lives. We live in peace and harmony at home, distracted from reality by our television screens and movie theatres, by our lavish lifestyles and wasteful society. In the land of the individual the communality of peoples is an alien principle. Content, conformist and passive thanks to our nation of plenty, we care not for peoples outside our borders.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11530.htm

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Roadside bomb kills three U.S. soldiers in Iraq :

Insurgents detonated a roadside bomb near a U.S. military patrol in the flashpoint city of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing three U.S. soldiers and wounding another, one witness said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-01/11/content_4040036.htm

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Iraqi Politician Issues Warning to Sunnis:

The most influential politician in Iraq issued a veiled warning Wednesday to Sunni Arabs that Shiites would not allow substantive amendments to the country’s new constitution, including to the provision that keeps the central government weak in favor of strong provincial governments.
tinyurl.com/8ol5p

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U.S. airstrikes in Iraq could intensify:

“If we allow that to happen, then in essence we’ll be doing the same thing we accused Saddam Hussein of doing,” said Larry C. Johnson, a former CIA and State Department official. “We’ll just be substituting one tyranny for another.”
tinyurl.com/7jbdy

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Report: Iraq war costs could top $2 trillion:

New study takes into account long-term costs of healthcare for wounded soldiers.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0110/dailyUpdate.html

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US Army its own worst enemy: British officer:

A senior British Army officer has written a scathing critique of the US Army and its performance in Iraq, accusing it of cultural ignorance, moralistic self-righteousness, unproductive micromanagement and unwarranted optimism.
tinyurl.com/9xp2f

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Israelis plan pre-emptive strike on Iran :

The Israeli raids would be carried out by long-range F-15E bombers and cruise missiles against a dozen key sites and are designed to set Tehran’s weapons programme back by up to two years.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11526.htm

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Russia Won’t Block U.S. on Iran:

The Bush administration, working intensely to galvanize international pressure on Iran, has secured a guarantee from Russia that it will not block U.S. efforts to take Tehran’s nuclear case to the U.N. Security Council, American and European officials said yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11535.htm

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Blair: ‘We don’t rule out any measures at all’ against Iran:

“ We have to decide what measures to take and we obviously don’t rule out any measures at all,” he added.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/669075.html

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Israel `can destroy` Iran nukes:

The possibility of Israel and the United States acting jointly to destroy Iran`s nuclear facilities has long been discussed in war rooms in Washington and Tel Aviv since word first leaked out that Iran was developing a nuclear program.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11534.htm

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Spurious attempt to tie Iran, Iraq to nuclear arms plot bypassed U.S. intelligence channels:

Several U.S. and foreign intelligence sources, along with investigators, say an Iranian exile with ties to Iran-Contra peddled a bizarre tale of stolen uranium to governments on both sides of the Atlantic in the spring and summer of 2003
tinyurl.com/7zea2

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War pimp alert:

Syria ‘tried to fuel holy war in Iraq against US and Britain’:

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria secretly incited Iraq’s top Shia leader to declare holy war against US and British forces, according to Washington’s former administrator in the country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11528.htm

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Well he would say that, wouldn’t he?:

He blames the worst mistakes of the US occupation of Iraq on (in order): the Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the Pentagon, the White House, the Turks and the British. Anyone but him
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1979651,00.html

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Syria In Their Sights : The neocons plan their next “cakewalk.‰:

The United States is indeed pursuing a hard-edged regime-change strategy for Syria. And it isn‚t necessarily going to be a Cold War˜in fact, it could well get very hot very soon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11527.htm

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The Bush/Blair legacy: world-wide desillusionment:

While before world opinion was able to fool itself into believing that there was an element of decency, ethics, respect for human rights or other aspect of higher moral ground in US/UK policies, the combined effort of Bush and Blair was able to completely remove whatever was left of that illusion.
tinyurl.com/bsmbb

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Docs concealed PM’s disease despite disclosure promise :

At a press conference held December 26, a week after Sharon’s first hospitalization for a minor stroke, doctors reported that Sharon’s neurological examination was normal.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/668685.html

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How Quickly They Forget the Real Sharon:

On the morning of the day Ariel Sharon had his stroke last week, Ha’aretz ran an analysis — aptly titled “Eating Palestine for Breakfast” — that captured the real Ariel Sharon. It may be the last honest analysis ever to see the light of day in the mainstream media
www.counterpunch.org/christison01112006.html

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Likud ministers say no to Netanyahu’s call to quit :

The four Likud ministers refused on Wednesday night to accede to party leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand that they submit their letters of resignation from the government by Thursday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/669174.html

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Abramoff and the Israeli Connection :

Washington sleazebag funneled money to Israel’s “settler” movement
www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=8372

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Amnesty Releases New Gitmo Torture Testimony :

Amnesty International released new testimonies alleging the use of torture and ill treatment against prisoners in the U.S. detention center and additional details on several detainee cases.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11531.htm

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How the US Press Squelches Bush Impeachment Drive:

There are now eight members of Congress who have put their names to a bill calling for a special committee of the House to investigate impeachable crimes by the Bush administration. To date, all of them are Democrats.
www.counterpunch.com/lindorff01092006.html

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New inquest opens into CIA leak:

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has announced it will investigate the leak and publication of secret information on alleged CIA prisons in Europe.
tinyurl.com/bc8nt

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CIA Prison Investigator Mulls New Document :

The head of a European investigation into alleged CIA prisons in Europe said Tuesday the purported Egyptian government document naming countries where such prisons existed is a new lead which must be followed up.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5536348,00.html

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Video: Secrets of the CIA :

An insight into the decisions and strategies that the Central Intelligence Agency has come to regret, including the Bay of Pigs operation and involvement with the Khmer Rouge. – Real Media
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11532.htm

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Chávez slams U.S. over planes:

Venezuela’s president told soldiers he will buy jets from Russia or China if the U.S. won’t send parts for his country’s F-16s.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/13596541.htm

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Bush’s Con Jobs: Will the US Need an IMF Bail Out?:

President George W. Bush has destroyed America’s economy along with America’s reputation as a truthful, compassionate, peace-loving nation that values civil liberties and human rights.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11533.htm

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Our final goal must be to offer a global new deal :

We will be judged on how we deliver the resources to prove that making poverty history was not a passing fashion
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1683463,00.html

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55-year term for pot, gun upheld:

An appeals court on Monday upheld the 55-year mandatory sentence of a Utah man who carried a firearm while dealing pot, a penalty that had been decried as unconstitutional by dozens of former judges and prosecutors and as unjust by the sentencing judge hims
www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_3387293

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