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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 2268
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$240,888,746,378
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Who Will Blow the Whistle Before We Attack Iran?

By Ray McGovern

With no perceptible demurral from inside the government, George W. Bush launched a war of aggression, defined by the Nuremberg Tribunal as “the supreme international crime, differing from other war crimes only in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole‰˜like torture, for example.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11909.htm

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Americans think Iran may use nukes

By United Press International

The poll said eight out of 10 respondents predicted Iran would provide a nuclear weapon to terrorists to attack the United States or Israel. Six out of 10 respondents said Iran itself would deploy nuclear weapons against the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11913.htm

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The American Turkey Is Dead

By Mary Pitt

When the rank-and-file American voter rubs the propaganda-induced sleep from his eyes, he will realize that his freedoms are gone, his patriotism is misplaced, and the two buzzards, Democrat and Republican, are picking the lint from his empty pockets.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11911.htm

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Gunmen kill 11 Iraqi farm workers:

Police chief Brig. Mohammed al-Baldawi said eight members of the same family were killed, including Sheik Hussein al-Hayali, owner of the farm in Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad.
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/13868811.htm

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8 Bodies Found:

Police found the bullet-riddled bodies of eight men in different locations throughout Baghdad, but the identities of the victims were unclear, police said.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=232442006

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Iraqi army major and his son killed:

An Iraqi army major and his son were killed when they were fired on by gunmen in the Taji area north of Baghdad, U.S. military said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO443948.htm

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Iraqi contractor killed in Tikrit:

An Iraqi contractor working with the Iraqi army was killed by gunmen in Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, local authorities said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO443948.htm

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Foreign soldier killed by roadside bomb in Abu Ghraib:

Five wounded soldiers were removed from one of the vehicles, eyewitnesses said, adding that one of the vehicles was destroyed and another set ablaze.
tinyurl.com/bpp6k

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Basra cuts off relations with British :

The Basra provincial council cut off relations yesterday, a day after the News of the World reported video footage showing British troops apparently beating Iraqi civilians.
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,,1709536,00.html

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U.S. Risks Reporter’s Life to Strike Tough Pose:

The George W. Bush administration went well beyond refusing to negotiate with terrorists in its handling of the threat by freelance journalist Jill Carroll’s abductors to kill her if all female detainees were not released from U.S.-run prisons in Iraq.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32147

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Tom Engelhardt : Can You Say “Permanent Bases”?:

The American Press Can’t: Whatever top administration officials and military commanders say — and they always deny that we seek “permanent” bases in Iraq -ˆ facts-on-the-ground speak with another voice entirely. These bases practically scream “permanency.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11907.htm

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War pimp alert:

Iran crosses ‘red line’ in nuclear stand-off:

Iran has started to inject uranium feedstock gas into centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, crossing an internationally agreed “red line” on the path to producing the material for atomic weapons.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-2038502,00.html

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Iran says enrichment-related nuclear activity resumed :

“But this does not mean a full scale as technically it is impossible at this phase to inject uranium into the 60,000 centrifuges in Natanz,” Vaeidi said, referring to press reports that the full enrichment process had already started.
www.newkerala.com/news2.php?action=fullnews&id=9781

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Iran sets new date for atomic talks with Russia:

ran announced on Tuesday it was deferring until next week talks with Russia on its nuclear plans, but gave no sign it was ready to stop enriching uranium on its own soil — the key element in Moscow’s plan.
tinyurl.com/9ak6a

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Iran can progress despite enemies, president says :

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke to USA TODAY’s Barbara Slavin in an interview that touched on U.S.-Iranian relations, the Holocaust and Iran’s nuclear aspirations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11908.htm

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Iran: The Media Fall Into Line:

Western journalists are once again falling obediently into line as the British and American governments begin the long, arduous process of demonising another oil-rich target.
www.medialens.org/alerts/06/060209_iran_the_media.php

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PNAC: Rebuilding America’s Defenses – A Biopsy on Imperialism :

The Enduring Mission: to “maintain military preeminence that is consistent with the requirements of a strategy of American global leadership with global missile defenses‰ which protect and control land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.
indexresearch.blogspot.com/2006/02/pnac-rebuilding-americas-defenses.html

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US Plan for the “Great Middle East”:

The Kurdish Pipeline: The neo conservator project of carving a “zone of prosperity” in the Middle East financed by Iraqi oil to benefit essentially the Israelis, has been swept over. The United States may have an alternative solution though as much uncertain. It boils down to toppling the regime of Bashar Al Assad and setting up a Kurdish State in the north of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11918.htm

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Protesters Ravage Two Pakistani Cities:

Cartoon Protesters Torch Western Businesses in Two Pakistani Cities, Two Killed in Shooting
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1617527

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The Cartoons and the Neocon: Daniel Pipes and the Danish Editor:

I have to tell you about a massive propaganda coup. You‚ve been had by some of the most bigoted people in the world — and I‚m not talking about Muslim fundamentalists.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11916.htm

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Al Qaeda establish ‘Islamic state’ in Pakistan province:

After taking “virtual control” of the entire North Waziristan province of Pakistan, Taliban and Al Qaeda have recently “declared” the establishment of an ‘Islamic State’ in the area and gained a major base for their operations against the US-led forces in Afghanistan, media reports said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11906.htm

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Taleban say attacks will increase, US “helpless‰:

Afghanistan‚s Taleban guerrillas are gaining strength and will step up attacks against government and foreign troops when spring comes next month, a Taleban commander said on Tuesday.
tinyurl.com/794hz

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The photos America doesn’t want seen: :

MORE photographs have been leaked of Iraqi citizens tortured by US soldiers at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11917.htm

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For one Marine, torture came home:

Jeff told me that he often couldn’t sleep at night, thinking about what he had seen and heard.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11904.htm

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LIST of CIA Torture Planes, Culprits˜Here‚s PROOF that EU DENIES :

European investigators have been saying they “have no proof‰ of illegal CIA activities because European governments won‚t cooperate. Here is proof ˜ or at least information that will help them get the proof they say they need.
williambowles.info/spysrus/eu_renditions.html

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Israeli soldiers shoot student in face:

Muhammed Ahmed Al Jabiry, 17, was sitting in his school bus, on his way to school Tuesday morning, when he was shot in the face by an Israeli soldier
www.imemc.org/content/view/16709/1/

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U.S. and Israelis Are Said to Talk of Hamas Ouster :

The United States and Israel are discussing ways to destabilize the Palestinian government so that newly elected Hamas officials will fail and elections will be called again, according to Israeli officials and Western diplomats.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11912.htm

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U.S., Israel Deny Anti-Hamas Plot:

Israeli security officials said they were looking at ways to force Hamas from power and were focusing on an economic squeeze that would prompt Palestinians to clamor for the return of President Mahmoud Abbas’ ousted Fatah Party.
tinyurl.com/8szna

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Coup D’etat ?

Fearing Hamas, Abbas takes control over official PA media :

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has decided to put all the official Palestinian media, which used to be controlled by the cabinet and the Information Ministry, under his own personal control, Palestinian sources said
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/682866.html

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Judge: Israeli citizens who marry Palestinians can go live in Jenin

The amendment to the law would prevent the unification of mixed families via the granting of Israeli citizenship to Palestinians married to Israelis.

www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/682779.html

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Fmr. Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami Debates Professor Norman Finkelstein on Israel, the Palestinians, and the Peace Process
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/14/1518230

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Compulsory ID cards for UK citizens within five years:

Critics warn UK is “sleepwalking towards a surveillance state”
www.silicon.com/publicsector/0,3800010403,39156423,00.htm

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These double standards:

Few tears were shed at the jailing of Abu Hamza last week. Most Britons were relieved that the cell door had slammed shut on a man who has come to embody every western stereotype about Islam.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1709062,00.html

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Kurdish Group Claims Istanbul Bombing :

A bomb exploded at an Istanbul supermarket during Monday’s afternoon rush, injuring 15 people. A Kurdish news agency reported that a Kurdish militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a fatal bombing at an Internet cafe in the city.
tinyurl.com/7qu9f

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Gunfire Kills 1 as Haitians Demand That Preval Be Declared President:

Gunfire erupted and killed a man Monday as angry supporters of presidential front-runner Rene Preval took to the streets to protest delays and rumored fraud in ballot counting from the Feb. 7 elections.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11914.htm

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Colombians said to mask civilian deaths:

Security forces have killed civilians, and have covered up the killings by dressing up the bodies as Marxist guerrillas, according to testimony in an annual United Nations human rights report released yesterday.
tinyurl.com/98avt

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US Called upon to Expel Ex Bolivian President:

Presidente of Bolivia Evo Morales called upon his US counterpart George W. Bush to stop protecting former president Gonzalo Sanchez de Losada to be tried in Bolivia for his crimes.
tinyurl.com/d7kuh

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Venezuelan ambassador: Aznar a Yankee tool:

Venezuelan ambassador in Madrid Arevalo Mendez said yesterday that former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar “has no voice, nor thought, nor discourse of his own.” When analyzing the Latin American political system, “Aznar is carrying Bush on his shoulders, which limits the vision the US has of the region.”
www.spainherald.com/2788.html

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Padilla Defense Challenges Evidence as Possible Fraud:

The jihadist training form that accused terrorist operative Jose Padilla allegedly filled out before heading to an Afghanistan camp may be a fake and requires fingerprint analysis, his defense attorneys say.
www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1139837719893

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Yahoo makes plea over censorship :

Internet giant Yahoo says it is “deeply concerned” over government efforts to impose censorship.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4711654.stm

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Pigs at the trough:

U.S. Has Royalty Plan to Give 7 Billion Windfall to Oil Companies :

The federal government is on the verge of one of the biggest giveaways of oil and gas in American history, worth an estimated $7 billion over five years.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11910.htm

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Senators hear ‘shocking examples’ of FEMA waste:

FEMA has let nearly 11,000 unused manufactured homes deteriorate on old runways and open fields in Arkansas, and the agency spent $416,000 per person to house a few hundred Hurricane Katrina evacuees for a short time in Alabama last fall, government investigators told the Senate on Monday.
tinyurl.com/c6tjl

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No money for the sick or poor:

Budget axes public health projects:

If enacted, the 2007 budget would eliminate federal programs that support inner-city Indian health clinics, defibrillators in rural areas, an educational campaign about Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain-injury centers, and a nationwide registry for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/13864621.htm

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Grand Jury Charges Noe With 53 Felony Counts:

The former GOP fund-raiser was accompanied by his sister and brother-in-law and said nothing during the six-minute hearing.
www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060213/DEVELOPINGNEWS/302130005

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Abramoff Said to Claim Close Ties to Rove :

Three former associates of Jack Abramoff say the now-convicted lobbyist frequently told them he had strong ties to the White House through presidential confidant Karl Rove.
tinyurl.com/d6nrz

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Popular Ohio Democrat Drops Out of Race, and Perhaps Politics :

Paul Hackett, an Iraq war veteran and popular Democratic candidate in Ohio’s closely watched Senate contest, said yesterday that he was dropping out of the race and leaving politics altogether as a result of pressure from party leaders.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11915.htm

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Cheney and shooting victim were hunting illegally, officials say:

Vice President Dick Cheney was hunting illegally – without the required $7 stamp on his license for quail – when he accidentally shot one of his hunting partners, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials said Monday.
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/13864503.htm

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Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2267
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$240,642,561,728
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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‘10,000 would die’ in A-plant attack on Iran

By Thomas Harding

More than 100 American bombers, many based on carriers in the Gulf, would take part in a huge simultaneous surprise air attack on 20 key nuclear and military facilities, the report says.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11890.htm

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UN inquiry demands immediate closure of Guantanamo

By Con Coughlin

Defence and Security Editor in New York

 
A United Nations inquiry has called for the immediate closure of America’s Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the prosecution of officers and politicians “up to the highest level” who are accused of torturing detainees.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11891.htm

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The Pentagon‚s War on the Internet

By Mike Whitney

The Pentagon has developed a comprehensive strategy for taking over the internet and controlling the free flow of information. The plan appears in a recently declassified document, “The Information Operations Roadmap‰, which was provided under the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and revealed in an article by the BBC.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11901.htm

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Blast outside Baghdad bank kills 15:

Fifteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in Baghdad on Monday when a blast ripped through a crowd of people queuing up outside a bank, the Iraqi police and U.S. military said
tinyurl.com/d84wu

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8 Police Amoung 11 Killed In Continuing Violence:
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBA346508.htm

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4 Policemen Killed:

The policemen had taken off their uniforms, a precaution common among Iraqi security forces, and were headed to the city of Kirkuk in a civilian car when unknown gunmen waylaid them on the highway.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18142340-401,00.html

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Army of Iraq war veterans ‘suffering brain damage’: .

He is now deaf in one ear and blind in one eye, and his face is a maze of skin and bone grafts held together with metal plates. Shrapnel was embedded in his skull and his brain injuries were so severe that he has had to learn to walk and talk again
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2037633,00.html

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Jafari wins by one vote to become Iraqi PM:

The narrow election of Ibrahim Jafari, a Shiite doctor, as Iraqi prime minister is worrying some Iraqis and U.S. officials because of his ties to Iran.
news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=248786&cat=World

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Two Afghan militiamen killed, six missing in Taliban attack :

Two militia soldiers working for US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan were killed and six were missing after an attack by Taliban in the volatile south, a commander said Monday.
www.geo.tv/main_files/world.aspx?id=106273

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Afghanistan: Four U.S. service members killed in IED strike :

Four U.S. service members were killed today when their up-armored Humvee was struck by a suspected improvised explosive device north of Deh Rahwod in Uruzgan Province.
tinyurl.com/cgwk7

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Iran resumes enrichment work: Diplomats :

“Iran has continued its nuclear drive within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the NPT, but if we see that you want to deprive us of our right using these regulations, know that the people will revise their policy in this regard,” Ahmadinejad said.
www.centralchronicle.com/20060214/1402191.htm

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Israel pushes urgency of UN Iran review:

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni urged German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Monday to support discussing the Iranian nuclear issue at the United Nations Security Council immediately
tinyurl.com/9l58c

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Iran Consequences Of War: :

This briefing paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the likely nature of US or Israeli military action that would be intended to disable Iran‚s nuclear capabilities. It outlines both the immediate consequences in terms of loss of human life, facilities and infrastructure, and also the likely Iranian responses, which would be extensive
www.iranbodycount.org/

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Outed CIA officer was working on Iran, intelligence sources say:

The unmasking of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson by White House officials in 2003 caused significant damage to U.S. national security and its ability to counter nuclear proliferation abroad, RAW STORY has learned.
rawstory.com/news/2005/Outed_CIA_officer_was_working_on_0213.html

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Syria switches to euro amid confrontation with US:

Syria has switched all of the state’s foreign currency transactions to euros from dollars amid a political confrontation with the United States, the head of state-owned Commercial Bank of Syria said on Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11894.htm

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Thom Hartmann: Rumsfeld and Cheney Revive Their 70's Terror Playbook :

Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney are at it again.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11900.htm

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We Don’t Want Your War!:

Flash presentation
www.informationclearinghouse.info/yourwar.htm

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Report: U.S. Is Abusing Captives:

A U.N. inquiry says the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay at times amounts to torture and violates international law.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11895.htm

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`Mistake` captives languish at Guantanamo:

Five Chinese Muslims the U.S. military admits were captured by mistake want the U.S. Supreme Court`s help in getting out of the Guantanamo Bay military prison
tinyurl.com/7ukm8

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Hamas cries foul over Abbas powers:

The outgoing Palestinian parliament has given new sweeping powers to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, even as Hamas refused to identify the new prime minister.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1410B4F0-9279-4B04-AEA5-0781BE0C0DE8.htm

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Israel cuts off eastern West Bank from rest of West Bank :

While the international community busied itself with the disengagement from the Gaza Strip last summer, Israel completed another cut-off process, which went unnoticed: Israel completed cutting off the eastern sector of the West Bank from the remainder of the West Bank in 2005.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/681938.html

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U.S. support has allowed Israel to violate Palestinian rights repeatedly :

Washington’s support for Israel’s occupation and gradual takeover of Palestinian lands prevents the creation of a viable Palestinian state and a just and lasting peace, strengthens hawks and weakens doves on both sides, and means more needless Israeli and Palestinian deaths.
www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/115471

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Israel uses Hamas-Chechen “link” to affect Russian opinion:

Government officials are circulating a document showing Hamas’s links to Chechen terrorists in an attempt to influence Russian public opinion against President Vladimir Putin’s overtures to Hamas.
tinyurl.com/859o9

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Israel, U.S. Jews lobby Oscar panel against use of ‘Palestine’ :

Israel and U.S. Jewish groups have lobbied organizers of next month’s Academy Awards not to present a nominated film about Palestinian suicide bombers as coming from “Palestine,” an Israeli diplomat said yesterday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/682220.html

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Netanyahu: Blumenthal to stay on Likud list despite conviction :

MK Naomi Blumenthal will remain on the Likud Knesset candidate list despite her bribery conviction, Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/682271.html

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Baghdad Embassy Bonanza:

A controversial Kuwait-based construction firm accused of exploiting employees and coercing low-paid laborers to work in war-town Iraq is now building the new $592-million U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Once completed, the compound will likely be the biggest, most fortified diplomatic compound in the world.
corpwatch.org/article.php?id=13258

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Tariq Ali: This is the real outrage :

Yesterday, footage of British soldiers brutalising and abusing civilians in Iraq – beating teenagers with batons until they pass out, posing for the camera as they kick corpses – was made public. No one can seriously imagine these are the isolated incidents the Ministry of Defence claims; they are of course the norm under colonial occupations. Who will protest now – the media pundits defending the Enlightenment or Muslim clerics frothing over the cartoons?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11893.htm

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Iran paper launches cartoon challenge:

An Iranian newspaper has opened an international competition seeking cartoons on the Holocaust in what it says is a test of whether the West will be as supportive of freedom of expression over the Nazi genocide as it was with caricatures of Islam’s prophet.
tinyurl.com/cg2h8

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Paul Craig Roberts: Forget Iran, Americans Should be Hysterical About This :

US manufacturing lost 2.9 million jobs, almost 17% of the manufacturing work force. The wipeout is across the board. Not a single manufacturing payroll classification created a single new job.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11897.htm

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Haitian protestor shot dead:

Gunfire erupted today during protests over election results in Haiti and at least one supporter of leading presidential candidate Rene Preval was killed. Witnesses said UN peacekeepers opened fire on the crowd, but a UN spokesman denied that.
tinyurl.com/d9v7r

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Bush Administration Spent Over $1.6 Billion on Advertising and Public Relations Contracts Since 2003:

“The government is spending over a billion dollars per year on PR and advertising,” said Congressman Waxman.
www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=5806

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US plans massive data sweep:

Little-known data-collection system could troll news, blogs, even e-mails. Will it go too far?
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0209/p01s02-uspo.htm

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Every move you make … they’ll be watching you:

It’s getting harder to cover your tracks as even the most everyday activities — from running a Google search to using the E-Z Pass lane — leave a lengthy digital trail.
tinyurl.com/7o8yf

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Spying Necessary, Democrats Say:

But Harman, Daschle Question President’s Legal Reach
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11898.htm

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The War on Privacy:

Rumsfeld warns that the enemy can succeed in changing our way of life. It already has.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11899.htm

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America’s masterplan is to force GM food on the world :

More than 3,500 elected councils in 170 regions of Europe have declared themselves GM-free.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11896.htm

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More Questions Raised About Delay in Reporting Cheney Misfire :

The more than 18-hour delay in news emerging that the Vice President of the United States had shot a man, sending him to an intensive care unit with his wounds, grew even more curious late Sunday.
editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001995719

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Help Save Public Access TV! :

Your Community Cable Channels (Public, Educational, Governmental) are under threat by pending legislation in the House and Senate. Take Action!
mnn.org/saveaccess/nprmhowto.html

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How drug lobbyists influence doctors
tinyurl.com/a2cfg

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Date: Sun, 12 Feb 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 2267
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$240,439,939,931
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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US prepares military blitz against Iran’s nuclear sites

By Philip Sherwell in Washington

 
Strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for devastating bombing raids backed by submarine-launched ballistic missile attacks against Iran’s nuclear sites as a “last resort” to block Teheran’s efforts to develop an atomic bomb.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11879.htm

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CIA chief sacked for opposing torture

By Sarah Baxter and Michael Smith

The CIA‚s top counter-terrorism official was fired last week because he opposed detaining Al-Qaeda suspects in secret prisons abroad, sending them to other countries for interrogation and using forms of torture such as “water boarding‰, intelligence sources have claimed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11886.htm

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Frog-marching the Media to the Gallows

By Mike Whitney

The Times has proved once again that the elite-media is a steadfast partner in mobilizing the masses for unpopular wars. Despite the countless thousands of innocent people who have already been killed by the Time‚s fear-mongering coverage of “imaginary” Iraqi WMD, the editors continue to use the corporate-bullhorn to call the nation to arms.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11888.htm

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France Invades U.S.

“Freedom Isn‚t Free‰

By Jerry Ghinelli

With the French occupation of the US now entering its third year, in a surprising new development, the government of Jacques Chirac today approved vast new economic measures needed to adequately finance the liberation of the US, commonly referred to as Operation American Freedom. Called the PetroEuro Transatlantic Oil Liberation Act (Petrol for short), effective immediately, all Americans must now convert their dollars into euros in order to purchase gasoline for their vehicles.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11873.htm

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At least 27 killed in continuing violence:

The bodies of three people, bound and shot in the head and chest, were found in Mahaweel, 75 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. The bodies showed signs of torture.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO241293.htm

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Bombs, shootings kill at least four in Baghdad:

An Education Ministry official and an old woman are among four people killed in violence today in Iraq.
tinyurl.com/7vdt7

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Al-Jaafari tapped to be Iraqi premier:

Iraq’s dominant Shia political movement has chosen Ibrahim al-Jaafari as their candidate for prime minister in the country’s first permanent post-Saddam Hussein government.
tinyurl.com/d8rep

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Video Exclusive: Brutal & British:

Exposed.. squad of British soldiers beat teenage Iraqis and shame their country
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11880.htm

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Ex-CIA official rips war case:

Says Iraq data distorted to sway public
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11885.htm

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Juan Cole: Cheney Authorized Libby to Disclose Classified Documents

Once upon a time, a former agent of Italian military intelligence named
Rocco Martino, who had had some experience in the African country of Niger, came into possession of some forged, fraudulent documents.
www.juancole.com/2006/02/cheney-authorized-libby-to-disclose.html

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Dahr Jamail: Out of Sight, Out of Mind :

If one watches corporate media or listens to Cheney Administration propaganda, one is either not getting information about Iraq at all, or hearing that things are looking up as the U.S. approaches another “phase‰ in the occupation. Just taking a brief look at the “security incidents‰ reported by Reuters for today, 12 February, gives a little clue as to how the occupation of Iraq, aside from being immoral and unjust, is a dismal failure.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11887.htm

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Australian troops may stay in Iraq, Howard says:

“It should not be assumed that we would bring all of our forces home,” he said.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200602/s1567863.htm

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Robert Fisk : By such little things is a man betrayed:

The Americans, deep in distress in their occupation of Iraq, have hatched a deal with the Syrians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11889.htm

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US prepares military blitz against Iran’s nuclear sites:

“This is more than just the standard military contingency assessment,” said a senior Pentagon adviser. “This has taken on much greater urgency in recent months.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11879.htm

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“Iran is prepared to retaliate, experts warn:

Iran is prepared to launch attacks using long-range missiles, secret commando units, and terrorist allies planted around the globe in retaliation for any strike on the country’s nuclear facilities, according to new US intelligence assessments and military specialists.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11881.htm

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War pimp alert: Pentagon plans to derail Iranian atomic bomb test:

Iran has drawn up designs for a deep underground tunnel with remote-controlled heat and pressure sensors as part of what Western intelligence officials believe are preparations for a secret atomic test.
tinyurl.com/avmuq

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War pimp alert: Iran ‘danger for world’: Gore:

Former US vice president and defeated presidential hopeful Al Gore lashed out at Iran’s clerical regime, denouncing it as a threat “for the future of the world.”
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060212/en_afp/irannuclearpoliticsus_060212182612

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Gordon Prather: Sanction the IAEA Board, not Iran:

The Associated Press even reported ˆ falsely ˆ that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had “ordered” the end of voluntary cooperation with the IAEA “in response to the U.N. agency decision to refer Iran to the Security Council over fears the country is trying to develop a nuclear bomb.” But there was no referral.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11884.htm

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Two women killed by U.S. rocket:

TWO women were killed and four children injured by a suspected US coalition rocket fired from Afghanistan landed on their tents in a Pakistani tribal area, officials said today.
tinyurl.com/b7bqx

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Where the Taliban still rule: –

Four years after the United States led the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, a new Taliban movement has taken control in a swath of neighboring Pakistan.
tinyurl.com/cpdra

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Revealed: the terror prison US is helping build in Morocco:

THE United States is helping Morocco to build a new interrogation and detention facility for Al-Qaeda suspects near its capital, Rabat, according to western intelligence sources.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11883.htm

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Why Hamas won, why Fatah lost: the steps to take in the coming months:

The Hamas victory in this election is not only a victory of democracy, but it is also a victory of the determination of the Palestinian people to continue the resistance against Israeli occupation.
tinyurl.com/8q3sm

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Squatters defile Palestinian mosque:

Jewish squatters have daubed graffiti insulting Prophet Muhammad on a mosque in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli military source and local residents said.
tinyurl.com/bhcpm

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Europeans’ arrogance the cause of Muslim anger:

It is perhaps time that we stopped being surprised by a phenomenon that has become routine: the affirmation of Islamic identity as the dominant form of national self-assertion in developing societies whose citizens suffer major grievances against the quality of their own statehood and governance as well as against Western and Israeli policies.
tinyurl.com/934sb

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FBI says thwarts Puerto Rico ‘domestic terrorist attack’ by independence militants:

FBI agents in Puerto Rico on Friday searched five homes and a business to thwart what the agency said was a “domestic terrorist attack” planned by militants favoring independence for the U.S. island territory.
www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/11/news/nation/17_07_002_10_06.txt

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FBI barges into homes of Puerto Rican activists:

The FBI claims that this operative was a preventive strike to avoid a supposed terrorist plan by people belonging to the “Macheteros‰. They took computers, files, discs, CDs, DVDs. They left their homes a mess. The activists are known community organizers and work with workers unions on the island.
www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20060211143908343

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North Korea warns south over sparking nuclear war:

NORTH Korea said yesterday that South Korea’s plan to send observers to a US-led maritime drill aimed at intercepting weapons of mass destruction was a “dangerous move” that could spark nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=220882006

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Do Bush supporters hate their country?:

To people who are either stupid or malevolent, hatred of those they would label as “liberals” trumps love of country every time and blinds them to the harm being done to our security, our heritage and our well-being.
www.paradisepost.com/columns/ci_3498492

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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 2267
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$240,024,565,224
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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The Urgency of Now: Stopping the War on Iran

By Mike Kress

The neo-cons will use their tool at the UN, Ambassador John Bolton, to help create an international crisis and thereby justify attacks on Iran. Though there‚s no evidence to prove that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, Iran‚s refusal to halt its lawful nuclear programs will become the pretext for America‚s next unnecessary war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11868.htm

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Riding-high with Hugo Chavez

By Mike Whitney

Hugo Chavez‚s meteoric rise on the world stage has as much to do with his defiance of Washington as it does with his leadership of a hemispheric revolution. At great personal risk, Chavez has consistently lashed out against his witless-nemesis, George Bush, and the coterie of sycophants who do his bidding.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11878.htm

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France Invades U.S.

“Freedom Isn‚t Free‰

By Jerry Ghinelli

With the French occupation of the US now entering its third year, in a surprising new development, the government of Jacques Chirac today approved vast new economic measures needed to adequately finance the liberation of the US, commonly referred to as Operation American Freedom. Called the PetroEuro Transatlantic Oil Liberation Act (Petrol for short), effective immediately, all Americans must now convert their dollars into euros in order to purchase gasoline for their vehicles.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11873.htm

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Six marines killed in Iraq:

Six American soldiers were killed in a series of attacks in various parts of Iraq during the past 24 hours.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/060210/2006021013.html

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U.S. military appears headed for a long stay in Iraq :

It now looks as if the United States may have a long-term and substantial military presence in Iraq, military experts say.
famulus.msnbc.com/famulusintl/ap02-09-111004.asp?reg=mideast&vts=2920061134

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Baghdad Sniper: Myth or Menace?:

Renegade Sniper Taking Aim at U.S. Troops and Boasting Online
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11871.htm

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In case you missed it:

Juma: Iraqi Resistance Propaganda Video:

WARNING – This video shows the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
informationclearinghouse.info/article11282.htm

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US offered exile deal, says Saddam:

The US offered to let Saddam Hussein live in exile if he would use his influence to end the Iraqi insurgency, a lawyer for the deposed leader says
tinyurl.com/dgrgf

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War Is Hell:

A young man sat down next to me on a plane leaving Paris for the U.S. I noticed he was a U.S. army soldier.
cuomo.james.neuf.fr/pennyallen/wih.htm

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Shi’ites fail to nominate Iraq PM again:

Iraq’s ruling Islamist Shi’ite alliance failed to pick a candidate for prime minister again in talks on Saturday, with rivalries delaying negotiations on forming a government nearly two months after elections.
tinyurl.com/bkrch

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Siniyah: an Iraqi town that is now a prison:

Twice now, an IPS correspondent has been refused entry to this town that has become a prison for its inhabitants. Contact with residents of the town came only at the checkpoint.
www.dawn.com/2006/02/11/int16.htm

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Paul R. Pillar: Intelligence, Policy,and the War in Iraq:

During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, writes the intelligence community’s former senior analyst for the Middle East, the Bush administration disregarded the community’s expertise, politicized the intelligence process, and selected unrepresentative raw intelligence to make its public case.
tinyurl.com/b4ryc

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Michael T. Klare: Kicking the oil habit, all over the world:

PRESIDENT BUSH was right to say that the United States is “addicted to oil” in his State of the Union address. : Other countries, including China and India, are just as addicted to oil, and unless we strive to suppress their appetites along with our own, the problems we face will continue to multiply.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11875.htm

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Iran warns it may quit NPT :

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Saturday the Islamic republic could quit the Non-Poliferation Treaty if forced by the West to limit its disputed nuclear programme.
www.asianage.com/main.asp?layout=2&cat1=3&cat2=79&newsid=208153&RF=DefaultMain

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Use of force debate persist on Iran:

In a private meeting with European diplomats this week, a former senior U.S. official raised the idea of launching a dozen B2 bombers in an air raid aimed at crippling key Iranian nuclear facilities.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11870.htm

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War pimp alert:

Gingrich: U.S. Must Stop Iran:

Facing a potential nuclear holocaust at the hands of Iran, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich say the United States must do everything in its power to bring about regime change there, even if it means invading that nation.
www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/2/11/123752.shtml?s=ic

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War pimp alert:

World Jewish Congress launches anti-Iran campaign :

The World Jewish Congress has launched a campaign against Iran following the nuclear crisis and the anti-Semitic statements of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/681155.html

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Karen Kwiatkowski: Why We Fight:

Why We Fight will eagerly be consumed and digested by millions and millions of real and loyal Americans who are now weary of strange endless wars in far away places and an economy wasting under the demands of voracious spending on “defense.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11874.htm

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Watch it on line:

Why We Fight :

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine. Real video.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8494.htm

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In case you missed it:

Where has all the money gone?:

The auditors have so far referred more than a hundred contracts, involving billions of dollars paid to American personnel and corporations, for investigation and possible criminal prosecution. They have also discovered that $8.8 billion that passed through the new Iraqi government ministries in Baghdad while Bremer was in charge is unaccounted for, with little prospect of finding out where it went.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11872.htm

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Brazil poised to join the world’s nuclear elite:

While the world community scrutinizes Iran’s nuclear plans, Latin America’s biggest country is weeks away from taking a controversial step and firing up the region’s first major uranium enrichment plant.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/13842944.htm

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US warns its soldiers about Turkish movie:

An articles in the US army‚s “Stars and Stripes‰ magazine said that American soldiers serving in Europe to stay away from cinemas screening the film Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (Valley of the Wolves: Iraq). The magazine cited an order sent to the US base in Hohenfels Germany.
www.ntvmsnbc.com/news/360498.asp

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‘Bush is certainly not welcome in India’:

Seven political parties, including CPI, CPI(M) And Samajwadi Party, on Friday decided to oppose the forthcoming visit of US President George W Bush to the country.
tinyurl.com/ce8wl

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Costa Rica election another blow to US trade pact:

A U.S. free trade pact with Central America, already delayed by a legal wrangle, has run into further trouble at presidential elections in Costa Rica where voters punished the main pro-trade candidate.
tinyurl.com/7bge7

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Latinamerican trade surplus with US tops 100 billion :

With oil exporters Venezuela and Mexico leading, Latin America and the Caribbean posted a 100.8 billion US dollars trade surplus with the United States in 2005, up 32.2% percent from the previous year, reported Friday the U.S. Department of Commerce.
www.falkland-malvinas.com/Detalle.asp?NUM=7207

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Vodafone embroiled in Greek phone-tapping scandal :

Vodafone’s mobile phone operation in Greece has become embroiled in a phone-tapping scandal, nicknamed the Greek Watergate, after it discovered its network was being used to eavesdrop on the country’s political and military elite.
business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1703702,00.html

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Suicide complicates Greek mobile phone spying conundrum:

The suicide of a Greek telecommunications expert added to the murkiness surrounding the explosive revelations that eavesdroppers listened in on Greece’s entire political and military elite, including the prime minister, for almost a year.
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2006/02/06/2003291808

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Auditors Find Huge Fraud in FEMA Aid :

Thousands of applicants for federal emergency relief money after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita used duplicate or invalid Social Security numbers or bogus addresses, suggesting that the $2.3 billion program was a victim of extensive fraud, a Congressional auditor will report Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11876.htm

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President Bush Forever!:

Does President Bush plan to use his Executive authority under his wartime powers to cancel the 2008 election because a change in leadership here might embolden the terrorists? The statue says ‘yes.’
www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/president-bush-forever_b_15375.html

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Bush lied over Katrina, sacked head of disaster agency says

Michael Brown, head of the federal disaster agency at the time of Hurricane Katrina, has reopened a painful wound for President George Bush, charging that the White House knew New Orleans’ protective levees had broken far earlier than it had acknowledged.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article344722.ece

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A sheep-like nation is allowing Bush to erode our liberties and well-being:

What is it going to take for the American people to wake up to the presidential coup d‚état that is now under way, a takeover that is occurring in broad daylight by a president who has declared that as commander in chief he has unfettered power to fight an undeclared and never-ending war on terrorism, even if that means ignoring the courts, disregarding laws passed by Congress and circumventing the Bill of Rights in the process?
tinyurl.com/c6j3f

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Democrats Push Bill That Would Bar Third Parties in Races for Congress:

Green Party leaders called on Congress to reject a House bill that combines public funding of congressional campaigns with a scheme to ban third party and independents from such races.
www.gp.org/press/pr_2006_02_09.shtml

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GOP chairman questions Democrats’ ability to protect Americans:

Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee, declared Friday that Democrats who have condemned the Bush administration’s controversial eavesdropping program may not be suited to safeguard Americans against terror attacks
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/13843940.htm

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Three More Lawmakers Linked to Abramoff :

Three members of Congress have been linked to efforts by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former General Services Administration official to secure leases of government property for Abramoff’s clients, according to court filings by federal prosecutors on Friday
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060211/ap_on_go_co/lobbyist_probe

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Budget Plan Has $3.5B in New User Fees :

The fees would swell to $47.2 billion over five years, dunning taxpayers and industry to help pay for government services
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-5611015,00.html

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Government wants to sell thousands of acres:

The Bush administration on Friday proposed the largest Forest Service land sale in decades, listing 309,421 acres in more than 30 states ˜ including nearly 7,500 acres in Washington state.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2002798263_landsales11m.html

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Global warming: passing the ‘tipping point’ :

Our special investigation reveals that critical rise in world temperatures is now unavoidable
news.independent.co.uk/environment/article344690.ece

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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 2267
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$240,024,565,224
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Ex-CIA Official Faults Use of Data on Iraq

Intelligence ‘Misused’ to Justify War, He Says

By Walter Pincus

The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of “cherry-picking” intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of ignoring warnings that the country could easily fall into violence and chaos after an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11857.htm

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Bush ignored CIA advice on Iraq, says former spy

Julian Borger in Washington

Paul Pillar, has become the highest-ranking CIA official from the prewar period to accuse the White House of manipulating the intelligence on Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11862.htm

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Libby: White House ‘Superiors’ OK’d Leaks:

By TONI LOCY

A former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney told a federal grand jury that his superiors authorized him to give secret information to reporters as part of the Bush administration’s defense of intelligence used to justify invading Iraq, according to court papers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11858.htm

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Billions Stolen From Iraq?:

By CBS

Some $8.8 billion dispersed for reconstruction efforts in Iraq is unaccounted for, says the U.S. official in charge of tracing it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11856.htm

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19 killed in clash between Sunni, Shiite in W. Afghanistan : –

At least 19 persons were killed and more than 80 others injured Thursday in the traditional Ashura ceremony when Sunni and Shiite clashed in Afghan western province of Herat, local TV station reported.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/10/content_4159785.htm

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8 soldiers killed, 4 Canadians hurt in fresh Afghan violence: :

Roadside bombs killed eight Afghan soldiers on Friday, a provincial governor said. Seven soldiers were wounded in two separate blasts in Kunar province, on the Pakistani border, said the province‚s governor, Assadullah Wafa.
tinyurl.com/8z53l

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Iraq: At Least 9 Killed At Sunni mosque bombing :
www.adn.com/24hour/world/story/3155039p-11862559c.html

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2 U.S. Soldier Among 6 Killed In Continuing Violence:

A policewoman, Nidthal Mohammad, was killed by gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms who broke into her house in Baquba,
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ANW026685.htm

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Blast kills three members of National Guards :

A security source said on Friday that three members of the National Guards were killed and two others were wounded in a bomb blast that taregetted a military patrol in the district of Al-Mshahedah in the capital
www.kuna.net.kw/home/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=827795

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U.S. Vice President authorized aide to leak in CIA case: report :

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney had directed his former top aide to leak classified material to discredit a critic of the Iraq war, The National Journal reported Friday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/10/content_4163562.htm

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Dick Cheney Is Not Above The Law:

Twenty-two members of the House have now signed on as co-sponors of the call by Representative John Conyers, D-Michigan, to establish a select committee of the Congress to investigate whether the Bush administration’s actions before and after the invasion of Iraq violated Constitutional requirements, statutes and standards in a manner that would merit impeachment of the president or vice president.
tinyurl.com/cyyer

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War pimp alert:

Rumsfeld cautions Iran and Syria about aiding Iraq insurgency:

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld cautioned Iran and Syria against trying to undermine the newly elected government in Iraq, but he also said he understood their determination to resist U.S. efforts to stop them.
tinyurl.com/89y6v

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Jim Lobe : In Public’s Eyes, Iran Biggest Foreign Menace:

The escalating crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme appears to have persuaded the U.S. public that Tehran now poses a greater threat to the United States than any other country, or even al Qaeda, according to recent surveys.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11869.htm

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Euro factor to the Iran Œcrisis‚ :

The referral of Iran to the UN Security Council by the International Atomic Energy Agency is not a step towards resolving the presumed nuclear problem between that country and the Œinternational community‚. It is a step towards further confrontation, with the deliberate intention by the US-UK axis to provide political cover for its real aim: subjugation of Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11859.htm

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In case you missed it:

Petrodollar Warfare: Dollars, Euros and the Upcoming Iranian Oil Bourse:

It is now obvious the invasion of Iraq had less to do with any threat from Saddam’s long-gone WMD program and certainly less to do to do with fighting International terrorism than it has to do with gaining strategic control over Iraq’s hydrocarbon reserves and in doing so maintain the U.S. dollar as the monopoly currency for the critical international oil market.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9698.htm

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A U.S. War Plan?:

All Eyes on Khuzestan: Acting on the advice of the Truman-era senator who observed that “You can do anything you want with the American people if you scare them enough,” the administration has been making headway among Americans with its scare campaign about Iran
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11864.htm

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Mike Kress: The Urgency of Now: Stopping the War on Iran:

Innocent Iranians, our children, our military, and all the world waits for us to wrest America‚s destiny from the hands of the warlords. There is no time to waste. Gradualism is a luxury we cannot afford. The architects of the war against Iran have a head start ˆ but we can prevail if we put our demands for peace into action.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11868.htm

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3 Minute Video: Your An *sshole:

A short informational filmstrip about the current U.S. Administration. If the word ‘asshole’ offends, substitute the word ‘fascist.’” Video contains mature language.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11863.htm

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William Pfaff : A ‘long war’ designed to perpetuate itself :

Even if you include the 9/11 casualties, the number of Americans killed by international terrorists since the late 1960s (which is when the State Department began counting them) is about the same as that killed by lightning – or by accident-causing deer, or by severe allergic reactions to peanuts.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/10/news/edpfaff.php#

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Close Guantanamo now:

According to US officials interviewed by The New York Times, plastic tubes are forced down prisoners’ throats and they are strapped into special ‘’restraint chairs” for hours on end. These keep them from intentionally vomiting after a force-feeding. A detainee lawyer told the Times that one of his clients said officials would purposely insert so much food that prisoners would defecate on themselves.
tinyurl.com/7qwnv

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Italy may put CIA agents on trial in absentia :

Milan prosecutors expect to launch procedures within a month that could put 22 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan on trial in absentia, a senior judicial source said.
tinyurl.com/dkx7f

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First of many?:
UK: Lib Dems pull off stunning victory in Brown’s backyard:

GORDON BROWN was dealt a major blow to his credibility as the next Prime Minister when the Liberal Democrats sensationally captured the constituency where the Chancellor has his home in a shock by-election result early this morning.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2034275,00.html

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France secretly upgrades capacity of nuclear arsenal :

France has secretly modified its nuclear arsenal to increase the strike range and accuracy of its weapons. The move comes weeks after President Jacques Chirac warned that states which threatened the country could face the “ultimate warning” of a nuclear retaliation.
www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,,1706776,00.html

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Intel pros say Bush is lying about foiling 2002 terror attack:

Outraged intelligence professionals say President George W. Bush is “cheapening” and “politicizing” their work with claims the United States foiled a planned terrorist attack against Los Angeles in 2002.
www.capitolhillblue.com/blog/2006/02/intel_pros_say_bush_is_lying_a.html

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Bush wins deal on anti-terror law :

Key US senators have agreed to back a controversial anti-terror law which the Bush administration has spent months struggling to have renewed.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4699564.stm

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President Bush Forever!

Does President Bush plan to use his Executive authority under his wartime powers to cancel the 2008 election because a change in leadership here might embolden the terrorists?
www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/president-bush-forever_b_15375.html

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Abramoff says he met Bush “almost a dozen” times:

Jack Abramoff said in correspondence made public on Thursday that President Bush met him “almost a dozen” times, disputing White House claims Bush did not know the former lobbyist at the center of a corruption scandal.
tinyurl.com/7bhu6

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Bush/Abramoff Photographs:

A picture is worth a thousands words. Or: I Never did have my picture taken with that man.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11867.htm

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Reid Aided Abramoff Clients, Records Show :

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid portrays convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s activities as involving only Republicans. But Abramoff’s billing records and congressional correspondence tell a different story.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-5607630,00.html

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Hamas Should Be Recognized as Legitimate, Putin Says :

The international community should recognize the Palestinians’ choice of Hamas to lead their next government, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today as he offered to meet with the Islamic group, which opposes Israel.
tinyurl.com/bz2ss

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Israel Hits Russia’s Invitation To Hamas:

An Israeli Cabinet minister on Friday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “stabbing Israel in the back” for inviting Hamas militants to Moscow following their decisive victory in Palestinian elections.
www.wral.com/apworldnews/6911611/detail.html

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After the Hamas election win:Daniel Pipes denounces democracy for Muslims:

In the aftermath of Hamas‚s victory in the Palestinian legislative election on January 25, right-wing columnist Daniel Pipes has called for the Bush administration to suspend further elections in the Middle East until it can be assured that their outcome will favour US interests.
www.asiantribune.com/show_article.php?id=2991

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Architects threaten to boycott Israel over ‘apartheid’ barrier :

A group including some of Britain’s most prominent architects is considering calling for an economic boycott of Israel’s construction industry in protest at the building of Israeli settlements and the separation barrier in the Occupied Territories.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article344510.ece

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Yahoo the whistleblower: Internet giant gave China details of writer:

The search engine supplied Beijing with the web and email details of a writer who was subsequently jailed for eight years for ‘subverting state power’, it emerged
www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/02/10/1361898.htm

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Bolivia edges close to energy takeover:

Analysts believe Morales will try to model Bolivia’s energy industry after Venezuela’s, where most multinational oil companies are managing to live under a system dominated by President Hugo Chavez’s socialist government.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/3648991.html

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Robert Scheer.: Bush’s War On The Poor:

Where would the Bush Administration be without terrorism? Like the Cold War before it, the “war on terror” is a conveniently sweeping rationale for all manner of irrational governance, such as the outrageous $2.77 trillion budget the President proposed to Congress on Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11865.htm

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Programs Bush Wants to Cut or Kill :

A list of the 141 programs that President Bush proposed to eliminate or cut in his 2007 budget
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11866.htm

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Bush’s Budget Cuts Elderly Nutrition Plan
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-5608875,00.html

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Man Dies After Insurance Co. Refuses To Cover Treatment:

Even as he was dying, for more than a week, his insurance company denied him oral morphine, which had been prescribed to reduce his pain.
news.yahoo.com/s/kmbc/3257367

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A must read:

The New Robber Barons:

The U.S. Department of Labor claims we have an unemployment rate of 4.9% [1]. According to “the Economist, however, the true unemployment rate in the U.S. is over 8%, or 12.6 million Americans [2]. The difference is due to the fact that the U.S. Government doesn,t count people as unemployed after six months without a job [3].
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11861.htm

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