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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 2276
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$242,303,856,355
See the cost in your community
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By Patrick J. Buchanan

You can always tell when the War Party wants a new war. They will invariably trot out the Argumentum ad Hitlerum.

Before the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam had become “the Hitler of Arabia,” though he had only conquered a sandbox half the size of Denmark. Milosevic then became the “Hitler of the Balkans,” though he had lost Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia, was struggling to hold Bosnia and Kosovo, and had defeated no one. Comes now the new Hitler.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11991.htm

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Silence the War Drums

By Ron Paul

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this very dangerous legislation. My colleagues would do well to understand that this legislation is leading us toward war against Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11995.htm

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Iraq Bombings Kill 24 People :

At least 24 people, including an American soldier, were killed by bombings in Baghdad and elsewhere
tinyurl.com/bbdf2

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5 Iraqi’s Killed:

Five Iraqis were killed after their truck convoy carrying building materials came under rocket and automatic weapons fire close to the capital.
www.rte.ie/news/2006/0220/iraq.html

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U.S. Soldier Killed By Bomb:

A Coalition Forces Soldier was killed when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb while conducting a combat patrol southeast of Karbala, Iraq Feb. 20.
tinyurl.com/s2v2y

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Video fallout hits UK Iraq troops :

British forces are facing problems in southern Iraq as the fallout continues over footage of soldiers apparently beating Iraqis
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4729032.stm

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British sergeant ‘killed in bomb ambush by rogue Iraqi police’:

New evidence on the killing of Sergeant Chris Hickey, of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, last October emerged yesterday, as it was revealed that two British soldiers were facing possible murder charges for allegedly shooting an Iraqi in the head
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2048571,00.html

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US issues aid warning to Iraqis :

The US has threatened to cut aid to Iraq if the new government includes politicians with a sectarian bias.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4717486.stm

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Iraqi Province Cuts Off U.S. Forces:

The governing council of Karbala province said Monday it was suspending contact with U.S. forces over the behavior of soldiers during a visit to the governor’s office two days ago.
tinyurl.com/lzor6

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Army stretched to breaking :

The Marines may be the most celebrated of the American armed forces, but it’s the Army that does most of the heavy lifting, as it is doing in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the process, the Army is being battered and shattered in the same way that it was in Vietnam.
www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=EDARMY-02-20-06

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In case you missed it:

Video: Uncovered: The Whole Truth About The Iraq War:

An impressive roster of experts is assembled to provide a generally withering commentary on the quality of evidence and possible motivations of the Neo-conservatives who provided the momentum and muscle behind America’s venture into preemptive war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6423.htm

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I confessed to escape Guantanamo torture :

He told his lawyer that he would be “hung on the door for two hours and then allowed to sit for half an hour but never allowed to sleep. This would go on for 48 hours in a row”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11997.htm

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Report: Pentagon warned on torture, abuse:

Legal theories granting the president the right to authorize abuse in spite of the Geneva Conventions were unlawful, dangerous and erroneous, Alberto J. Mora advised officials in a secret memo.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11989.htm

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Senior Lawyer at Pentagon Broke Ranks on Detainees :

One of the Pentagon’s top civilian lawyers repeatedly challenged the Bush administration’s policy on the coercive interrogation of terror suspects, arguing that such practices violated the law, verged on torture and could ultimately expose senior officials to prosecution
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11997.htm

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US military planes criss-cross Europe using bogus call sign:

Not only is the call sign bogus ˜ according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) ˜ so, it appears, are some of the aircraft details the Americans have filed with the air traffic control authorities.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2047074,00.html

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Bush ‘butcher of freedom’: bin Laden:

Osama bin Laden accused US forces of “barbaric” acts in Iraq comparable to those committed by Saddam Hussein, according to an audio tape first broadcast in January and posted on the internet in full today.
tinyurl.com/rqr5b

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Commentary: Iraq, Iran unintended results:

When Bill Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act into law Oct. 31, 1998, it paved the way for the March 2003 shock and awe invasion of Iraq. Some $300 billion later, including $10 billion in military hardware chewed up, the meter is still running.
tinyurl.com/rtfcd

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US Asks Georgia to Use Bases and Airfields for Attacks on Iran ˜ Paper:

American officials are probing whether Georgia, situated just northwest of Iran, will allow Washington to use its military bases and airfields in the event of a military conflict with Teheran
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11996.htm

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Georgia denies US ‘putting out feelers’:

Following the Post’s report that the US was considering using military bases in Georgia as a platform for a possible attack on Iran, the Georgian chief of General Staff denied the claims.
tinyurl.com/oswgs

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Iran to pursue atomic research despite Russian plan:

Iran vowed on Monday to pursue nuclear research even if talks in Moscow lead to agreement on a Russian offer to enrich uranium for Iranian power plants — a plan aimed at defusing fears Tehran wants atomic bombs.
tinyurl.com/pq8jz

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Iran: If there is a war, will it be like Iraq?:

Iran & America will face each other; this is what was being waited for the last thirty years.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11992.htm

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Jorge Hirsch : America and Iran: At the Brink of the Abyss :

We can stop a “preemptive” nuclear strike
www.antiwar.com/orig/hirsch.php?articleid=8577

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US style of human rights based on torture: Iran :

Iran’s Minister of Defense and Logistics of Armed Forces Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said that the human rights favored by US President George Bush are based on clandestine cells, torture, terror, wire tapping of American civilians, sacrilege to religious sanctities, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and attack on civilians.
tinyurl.com/ompwp

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Jimmy Carter: Don’t Punish the Palestinians:

As the results of the recent Palestinian elections are implemented, it’s important to understand how the transition process works and also how important to it are actions by Israel and the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11993.htm

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Linda McQuaig: If Hamas must renounce violence, so should Israel:

If Palestinians are going to be required to renounce violence ˜ as they should be ˜ shouldn’t Israel also be required to renounce violence, and to stop building settlements and walls on Palestinian territory?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11987.htm

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IOF Suffocates “Terror” Baby…While NY Times Ignores Just About Everything
tinyurl.com/p2z8b

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Israel’s policies are feeding the cancer of anti-semitism :

It is a lie that to reject Zionism as it is practised today is to be the inheritor of Hitler’s racism
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11990.htm

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UN faults Israel for halt in funds to Palestinians:

The U.N. envoy to the Middle East raised objections on Monday to Israel’s decision to withhold tax funds from the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority after a Hamas-led parliament was sworn in
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1641303

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Arabs Seek to Secure Palestinian Funding :

The head of the Arab League said Sunday that members would meet this week to hammer out a plan for sending millions of dollars a month to the Palestinian Authority, despite U.S. attempts to stop the flow of money to the new Hamas-led government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11988.htm

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Blind eye to wheat kickbacks:

AUSTRALIAN government officials have known for at least five years that Saddam Hussein was corrupting the oil-for-food program but, like the UN, turned a “blind eye to it”, according to evidence at the Cole inquiry.
tinyurl.com/lzh9v

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AWB kickbacks evidence mounting against Govt, Rudd says

The Federal Opposition says further evidence coming out of the Cole inquiry shows the Government must have known AWB was paying kickbacks to Iraq as early as five years ago.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200602/s1574491.htm

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From Che to Chavez: Latin America revolts against the empire:

The increasing isolation of the US in the region was demonstrated at the Summit of the Americas meeting in November, where the US failed to force through its key project for a Free Trade Area of the Americas, which would further expose the continent to domination and exploitation by US corporations.
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2006/657/657p24.htm

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Muslim charity calls for fairness Inquiry found no link to terrorism:

A board member of a Toledo-based Muslim charity said yesterday that a Senate panel’s two-year investigation into possible terrorist links, which ended recently with no allegations of wrongdoing, was “reminiscent of the McCarthy era.”
tinyurl.com/qo8lh

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Bush seeks legal authority to wiretap without courts :

After two months of insisting that President George W. Bush did not need court approval to authorize wiretapping of calls between the United States and suspected terrorists abroad, the administration is trying to resist pressure for judicial review while pushing for retroactive congressional approval of the program.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/20/news/spy.php#

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Privacy Guardian Is Still a Paper Tiger:

A year after its creation, the White House civil liberties board has yet to do a single day of work.
tinyurl.com/p66k7

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Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists:

Vast deposits of personal information sit in databases across the internet. Terms used in phone conversations have become the grounds for federal investigation. Reputable organizations like the Catholic Worker, Greenpeace, and the Vegan Community Project, have come under scrutiny by FBI “counterterrorism” agents
www.applefritter.com/bannedbooks

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North Carolina GOP request for church directories:

The North Carolina Republican Party asked its members this week to send their church directories to the party, drawing protests from local and national religious leaders.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002813174_gopchurch18.html

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What if the Cassandras are right? :

Professor Krugman reminded us that last year America’s imports were 57% larger than her exports, that her borrowing binge was unsustainable and that, since a “soft landing” was unlikely, there could be a 30% fall in the value of the dollar in order to eliminate the trade deficit.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,,1713364,00.html

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He sells milk for half the price you pay.

The feds want to stop him. Why?
tinyurl.com/qw7vx

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Date: Sun, 19 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 2273
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$242,057,724,539
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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37 million poor hidden in the land of plenty

By Paul Harris

Americans have always believed that hard work will bring rewards, but vast numbers now cannot meet their bills even with two or three jobs. More than one in 10 citizens live below the poverty line, and the gap between the haves and have-nots is widening.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11985.htm

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What Happened To My Country?

By Steve Osborn

My God! What has happened to my nation? My nation that no longer pays more than lip service to its Constitution and Bill of Rights, which have been a beacon to the world for over two centuries. My nation that unilaterally discards treaties that were the hope of a world of peace, guided by law and diplomacy. My nation that will wage a war of aggression against a far off nation that was no threat to it, but that has lots of oil. My nation that gives all of its wealth to the rich and is satisfied to leave its citizens to starve, homeless, unemployed and sickly. Continued
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11975.htm

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Why America will reap in Iran what it doesn‚t expect

By abid Ullah Jan

Emboldened by their adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq, and deluded by the IAEA conclusion that Iraq has no nuclear weapons, the warlords are set to go into a war that will definitely lead to massive bloodshed in the Middle East and the downfall of the United States as we see it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11981.htm

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WWIII or Bust: Implications of a US Attack on Iran

 
By Heather Wokusch

How ironic that the Pentagon proposes using nuclear weapons on the pretext of protecting the world from nuclear weapons. Ironic also that Iran has complied with its obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, allowing inspectors to “go anywhere and see anything,” yet those pushing for an attack, the USA and Israel, have not.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11980.htm

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Video: 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.

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life?

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8494.htm

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In case you missed it:

Constant Conflict

A look behind the philosophy and practice of Americas push for domination of the worlds economy and culture

US Army War College Quarterly

There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3011.htm

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Eleven Iraqis killed in spate of bombings, shootings

A spate of bombings and shootings Sunday across Iraq claimed the lives of 11 people, including an Iraqi police general, security officials said.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/194047/1/.html

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Four Iraqi Truck Drivers Killed in Ambush:

Gunmen ambushed a convoy of trucks carrying construction material Sunday to U.S. military north of Baghdad, killing four Iraqi drivers, police said. An police general died in a roadside bombing in northern Iraq.
www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2006/02/19/ap/headlines/d8fs3lp80.txt

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U.S. troops kill three civilians west of Baghdad :

Three civilians were killed on Sunday after U.S. troops opened fire at their car near Fallujah
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/19/content_4200678.htm

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2 Killed By Car Bomb:

Two Iraqis were killed and six wounded when a car bomb exploded near a suspension bridge that leads to the heavily guarded Green Zone, police said
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO939812.htm

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British troops executed unarmed Iraqi:

Despite being disabled by machinegun fire, the Iraqi was shot at point-blank range.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11976.htm

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Sunni clerics complain death squads targeting community members :

A hardline Sunni Muslim clerics group is asking for outside help after renewing accusations that Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government is operating death squads to kill Sunni civilians.
www.abc25.com/Global/story.asp?S=4523012&nav=menu213_2

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Jaafari is unlikely to retain post of Iraqi PM :

Ibrahim al-Jaafari’s nomination to continue for four more years as Iraq’s prime minister is already in trouble, according to Iraqi sources.
www.kurdmedia.com/news.asp?id=11414

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Influential Iraqi cleric Sadr rejects constitution:

Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has said he rejects the Iraqi constitution backed by his partners in the biggest parliamentary bloc, threatening a new crisis over one of the country’s most explosive issues.
tinyurl.com/od87c

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UK radiation jump blamed on Iraq shells:

RADIATION detectors in Britain recorded a fourfold increase in uranium levels in the atmosphere after the “shock and awe‰ bombing campaign against Iraq, according to a report.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11977.htm

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Charley Reese : What Bush Is Up To :

I’m going to tell you what the real Bush administration policy is.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11986.htm

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West may have to live with low-level Iranian atom work :

The crisis over Iran’s atomic agenda is deepening, but the world’s nuclear watchdog chief has warned there may be no choice but to accept limited uranium enrichment by Tehran, diplomats say.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11979.htm

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In case you missed it:

Iran Is Judged 10 Years From Nuclear Bomb:

U.S. Intelligence Review Contrasts With Administration Statements
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11982.htm

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Suicide Bombers Warn U.S., U.K. of Attacks :

An Iranian group that claims its members are dedicated to becoming suicide bombers warned the United States and Britain on Saturday that they will strike coalition military bases in Iraq if Tehran’s nuclear facilities are attacked.
tinyurl.com/pd2f9

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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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Two Palestinian Teenagers Killed By Israeli Occupation Forces:

Ibrahim Al Sheikh Issa, 16, and Mohammad Ahmad Al Natour, both sixteen, were killed early this morning in their home, Balata Refugee Camp. The boys were defending their home with rocks.
umkahlil.blogspot.com/2006/02/elite-units-score-against-terror.html

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Israel to impose Hamas sanctions :

Israel will withhold an estimated $50m (£28m) in monthly customs revenues due to the PA, as well as impose travel restrictions on Hamas members.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4729000.stm

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Hamas: Decision to cut funds does not scare us :

Haniyeh said Israel’s new sanctions in the wake of Hamas’ election victory “were meant to force the Palestinians down to their knees … we’ve handled challenges in the past and we will be able to stand up to future challenges as well,” he said
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/684243.html

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US puts freeze on Hamas-linked group:

The United States has moved to financially incapacitate a non-governmental organisation for its alleged role in funnelling money to the Palestinian group Hamas.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B3E7A2AB-D3B5-4993-A8F9-5D0B64C45661.htm

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EU, US Face Possible Hamas-Iran Alliance if Aid is Cut :

The European Union and the United States could be pushing Hamas into the welcoming arms of Iran if they decide to carry out threats to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.
www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1906522,00.html

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Taliban raid Afghan police station, kill three:

Taliban gunmen killed three policemen in a raid on a security post in a southern province where thousands of British troops will soon be based, police said on Sunday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL279185.htm

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‘Suicide-ready’ Taliban lie in wait for troops:

Khwaja, 32, also a mohajir, boasted that he had already “supplied” several dozen “suicide-ready Talibs” to camps inside Afghanistan in preparation for a spring offensive designed to hit the first British troops to begin patrolling in Helmand.
tinyurl.com/erayc

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Shameful: This is the world’s view on Guantanamo. :

A UN report condemns ‘torture’ at the detention camp. But, like other revelations in the ‘war on terror’, the reaction is to deplore the publicity and ignore the brutality.
news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article346357.ece

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Torture flights landed in UK, admit air controllers :

CIA jets suspected of flying terrorist suspects to secret prisons for torture have landed at commercial British airports and received help from UK air traffic control, the authorities have admitted for the first time.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11978.htm

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UK police arrest stars of award-winning film “The Road to Guantanamo” under the Prevention of Terrorism Act:

Citing the “Prevention of Terrorism” act, British Police have arrested and interrogated three of the stars of the award-winning film “The Road to Guantanamo”, together with the three ex-Guantanomo detainees on whose story the film is based.
www.craigmurray.co.uk/archives/2006/02/internet_exclus.html

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Blair’s new laws leave us at the mercy of future tyrants :

Osama bin Laden’s achievement was not to mastermind the flying of jets into the Twin Towers, not to franchise his brand of terrorism to a lot of savage young men, not even to inspire the invasion of Iraq. No, it was to spook the West and to fill our minds with fear so that we let security oppress liberty and turn us away from the abuse and torture occurring in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11983.htm

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Eric Margolis: Blair’s dumb gag law:

History shows such laws are soon followed by offences like ‘being an enemy of the people’
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11984.htm

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Scores of Islamic leaders arrested ahead of planned rally against cartoons:

Pakistani police on Sunday raided offices and homes of dozens of radical Islamic leaders, putting several under house arrest and detaining hundreds of their associates in a bid to foil a rally in the capital, officials said.
tinyurl.com/jqe7u

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At Least 15 Die in Nigeria Cartoon Protest :

Nigerian Muslims protesting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad attacked Christians and burned churches on Saturday, killing at least 15 people in the deadliest confrontation yet in the whirlwind of Muslim anger over the drawings.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5631392,00.html

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9 Foreign Oil Workers Seized in Nigeria :

Oil prices jumped more than $1 and settled near $60 a barrel Friday on supply concerns sparked by a militant threat to wage war on foreign oil interests.
tinyurl.com/fwjr3

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Charges for police in Tube shooting :

Police officers are facing criminal charges over allegations that they tampered with evidence after shooting dead an innocent Brazilian at a London Underground station
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article346374.ece

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Venezuela’s Chavez warns Rice, ‘Don’t mess with me’:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday warned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice not to “mess with” him days after Rice described Venezuela as a menace to regional democracy in the midst of tense diplomatic relations between the two countries.
tinyurl.com/elrgz

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Halliburton Detention Centers:

What sort of national emergency requires detention centers? America has plenty of prisons. More of our population is behind bars than in any country on earth.
www.blackcommentator.com/171/171_freedom_rider_halliburton_detention_centers.html

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Pregnant immigrant miscarries after being abused by federal agents:

Asian-Americans and others demonstrated in both Philadelphia and New York City on February 15 to protest the abuse of a pregnant Chinese woman by federal immigration officers. The 32-year-old woman, Zhenxing Jiang, was carrying twins and suffered a miscarriage as a result.
www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/immi-f17.shtml

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Industries Get Quiet Protection From Lawsuits :

Federal agencies are using arcane regulations and legal opinions to shield automakers and others from challenges by consumers and states.
ktla.trb.com/news/la-na-preempt19feb19,0,5096597.story?coll=ktla-news-1

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Date: Fri, 17 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 2272
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$241,592,965,085
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Abu Ghraib leaked report reveals full extent of abuse

· 1,325 images of suspected detainee abuse
· 93 video files of suspected detainee abuse
· 660 images of adult pornography
· 546 images of suspected dead Iraqi detainees
· 29 images of soldiers in simulated sexual acts

By Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington
Nearly two years after the first pictures of naked and humiliated Iraqi detainees emerged from Abu Ghraib prison, the full extent of the abuse became known for the first time yesterday with a leaked report from the US army’s internal investigation into the scandal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11969.htm

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The History of CIA Interrogation

From the Cold War to the War on Terror

Democracy Now! Audio Interview

Professor Alfred McCoy talks about his book “A Question of Torture‰, a startling expose of the CIA development of psychological torture from the Cold War to Abu Ghraib. CIA mercenaries attempted to assassinate McCoy more than 30 years ago.
Click here to listen
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11965.htm

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Conservatives Endorse the Fuhrer Principle

Our leader über alles

By Paul Craig Roberts

Last week’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference signaled the transformation of American conservatism into brownshirtism. A former Justice Department official named Viet Dinh got a standing ovation when he told the CPAC audience that the rule of law mustn’t get in the way of President Bush protecting Americans from Osama bin Laden.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11968.htm

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How Will We Know When We Have Lost, America?

By N K. A

We will know we have lost when we do what we have done in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Diego Garcia, Bagram and the other entirely secret and not so secret CIA and military detention centers round the world. We will know we have lost when the first target in the massacre of a village or city is its hospital.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11963.htm

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Flamethrowers

By Chris Floyd

A militarist state must have war: to justify its draconian rule (and those $550 billion “defense” budgets), to find new fields for dominion and swag, and to seal with blood its illegitimate compact with the people, seeking to make them complicit in its crimes, which are committed in their name, for their “security.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11962.htm

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Europe’s contempt for other cultures can’t be sustained

A continent that inflicted colonial brutality all over the globe for 200 years has little claim to the superiority of its values

By Martin Jacques

When Europe dominated, there were no or few feedback loops. Or, to put it another way, there were few, if any, consequences for its behaviour towards the non-western world: relations were simply too unequal. Now – and increasingly in the future – it will be very different. And the subject of these feedback loops, or consequences, will concern not just present but also past behaviour.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11960.htm

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10 Killed In continuing Violence:

Four bodies were found in western Baghdad, blindfolded, hands bound and shot in the head, police said
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO730873.htm

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U.S: . Iraq Attacks Increase:

The US military has warned that rebel attacks across Iraq have increased 30 percent over the past few weeks, the statement coming as attacks across the country Thursday wounded 30 people and killed at least eleven.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=134479

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Japan plans Iraq troop withdrawal:

Japan will start withdrawing its troops from Iraq in late March, around the same time Britain will begin its pullout
tinyurl.com/aqu9k

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Iran calls on UK troops to pull out of Basra:

“The Islamic Republic of Iran demands the immediate withdrawal of British forces from Basra,” Manouchehr Mottaki told reporters through an interpreter during a visit to Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11966.htm

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Bush Administration’s War Spending Nears Half-Trillion Dollars:

ABC News has learned today that President Bush will ask Congress for an additional $65.3 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. It brings the total funds requested this year to more than $110 billion for those operations.
tinyurl.com/akwna

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Cindy Sheehan and Sam Bostaph : The Human Cost of War :

The land that nourished the first written language and the roots of civilized political order has become a charnel house.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11967.htm

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Taliban claim seven Afghan troops in Ghazni :

Taliban claimed to have killed seven Afghan troops in southeastern Afghanistan.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=134443

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6 Killed in New Taleban Attacks:

Suspected Taleban rebels killed four policemen in Afghanistan while a bomb blast claimed the lives of two militia soldiers working with security forces, officials said yesterday
tinyurl.com/dvdgm

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Two Italian aid workers found dead in Afghanistan : –

Two Italian aid workers in Afghanistan were found dead in their Kabul apartment and the cause of their death remains a mystery, Italian Foreign Ministry sources said here on Thursday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/17/content_4190210.htm

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San Antonio soldier among 4 killed in Afghanistan blast:

The Pentagon today identified a 26-year-old San Antonio man as one of four U-S soldiers killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan.
www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4516454

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Afghan TV screens gruesome Taleban video:

Disturbing video footage of beheaded bodies being paraded through the streets of southern Pakistan, in front of powerless police, has been broadcast today in Afghanistan.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1-2045546,00.html

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David Martin: The Long War ˜ George Bush‚s War Without End :

Now that the cakewalk that was to be our invasion of Iraq is nearing its third anniversary and the roses that were to be thrown at us have turned into improvised explosive devices, it has become official ˜ we are engaged in a long war. Make that “The Long War.‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11971.htm

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A must listen interview: Self-Described Economic Hit Man John Perkins:

“We Have Created the World‚s First Truly Global Empire‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11964.htm

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War pimp: Rice: Iran is global terror ‘banker’:

The Iranian government is a “central banker” for global terrorism and working with Syria to destablise the Middle East, the US Secretary of State has said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4B80A4B0-87FE-4685-9E13-06B8EE0AAC2C.htm

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The next Iran war :

A new report examines the likely course and proliferating dangers of a United States attack on Iran.
www.opendemocracy.net/themes/article.jsp?id=2&articleId=3274

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Michel Chossudovsky: The Dangers of a Middle East Nuclear War:

New Pentagon Doctrine: Mini-Nukes are “Safe for the Surrounding Civilian Population”
tinyurl.com/dtjao

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Russian official says Iran will be overpowered by US military strike: –

Chief of the Russian Federation General Staff Colonel-General Yuri Baluyevsky said Thursday that Iran’s military abilities were too limited to deal with a military strike directed by the US.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=829978

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Iran Seeks Allies In Latin America For Nuclear Program :

Iran is reaching out to Latin American countries from Venezuela to Uruguay, seeking to line up diplomatic allies as it faces increasing scrutiny of its nuclear program.
tinyurl.com/daeec

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Reports: China, Iran near huge oil deal:

China and Iran are close to setting plans to develop Iran’s Yadavaran oil field, according to published reports, in a multibillion-dollar deal that comes as Tehran faces the prospect of sanctions over its nuclear program.
www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/breaking_news/13896836.htm

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Experts assess impact of China’s oil needs : –

In 1993, there were just 700,000 passenger cars in the entire country of China. By 2003, there were 5 million. In 2005, Chinese companies sold 5 million new passenger cars and its 2006 production capacity is now estimated at 8 million new cars.
www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=128992

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Federal judge dismisses Canadian extraordinary rendition suit :

In what is believed to be the first suit filed challenging US extraordinary rendition practices.
jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2006/02/federal-judge-dismisses-canadian.php

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More Abu Ghraib Torture Pictures
tinyurl.com/dyktw

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Judge’s anger at US torture :

A high court judge yesterday delivered a stinging attack on America, saying its idea of what constituted torture was out of step with that of “most civilised nations”.
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,,1711833,00.html

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U.N. chief: U.S. should close Guantanamo prison:

Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday said the United States should close the prison at Guantanamo Bay for terror suspects as soon as possible, backing a key conclusion of a U.N.-appointed independent panel.
www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/02-06/02-17-06/16world-nation.htm

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Close Guantanamo, says Peter Hain :

Pressure to close the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay grew today after Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain backed its shutdown.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article346014.ece

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Plan to investigate eavesdropping killed:

The Bush administration helped derail a Senate bid to investigate a warrantless-eavesdrop- ping program Thursday after signaling it also would reject Congress’s request to have former Attorney General John Ashcroft and other officials testify about the program’s legality.
tinyurl.com/agjtl

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Judge Orders Action on Spying Documents :

A federal judge dealt a setback to the Bush administration on its warrantless surveillance program, ordering the Justice Department on Thursday to release documents about the highly classified effort within 20 days or compile a list of what it is withholding.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11961.htm

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Bush May Be Crossing the Rubicon From Republic To Dictatorship:

Through the justifications it has put forth for warrentless wiretapping, the Bush administration is almost literally crossing the Rubicon, beginning the process of transforming the United States from a republic into to a presidential dictatorship.
tinyurl.com/b3ccp

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In case you missed it:

Despotism & Democracy :

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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The Fourteen Defining Characteristics of Fascism :

Flash Presentation
www.bushflash.com/14.html

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Charles Sullivan: The Making of a Zombie Culture :

The systematic torture of captives is a non-event for the consumers of the corporate news, whose minds have been deftly manipulated to reach this conclusion without their knowledge.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11972.htm

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Putting a Wrench Into the Gears of This War Machine”:

On Wednesday, February 15, 2006, a group of war resisters began a 34 day liquids only fast in Washington, DC. The fast is sponsored by the Voices for Creative Nonviolence
tinyurl.com/d35ll

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US says has “inoculation” strategy to curb Chavez:

Washington wants to curb Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s anti-American influence by lobbying allies to try to expose any anti-democratic policies, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11970.htm

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Chavez Calls U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Crazy’ :

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mocked Washington’s foreign policy as “crazy” Thursday for labeling his government as one of the region’s biggest dangers just days after making a diplomatic overture to mend frayed ties.
tinyurl.com/7pawl

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Israel’s Apartheid Roads: IDF bars Palestinians from some West Bank crossings :

A military order that took effect last week bars Palestinians in the West Bank from entering Israel via the roads that Israelis use, even if they are transported by Israelis. Instead, Palestinians must use one of 11 crossing points earmarked for them.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/684024.html

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Israel blocking Hamas members from PLC swearing-in :

Israel decided on Friday to block Hamas members of the Palestinian parliament from traveling from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank city of Ramallah for Saturday’s swearing-in ceremony, Israel Radio reported. The ceremony will instead be conducted via video conference.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/684030.html

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Bush Faces Big Choices as Hamas Takes Reins:

On the eve of Hamas’ takeover of the Palestinian parliament, the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush still appears uncertain about how hard a line to take with the movement it has long considered a terrorist organisation.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32190

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Commercial photos show Chinese nuke buildup:

Commercial satellite photos made public recently provide a new look at China’s nuclear forces and bases — images that include the first view of a secret underwater submarine tunnel.
www.washtimes.com/national/20060216-010445-8580r.htm

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Nigeria oil ‘total war’ warning :

A Nigerian militant commander in the oil-rich southern Niger Delta has told the BBC his group is declaring “total war” on all foreign oil interests.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4723076.stm

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Nigerian military launches attack on targets in the Delta:

A Nigerian militant group has threatened to escalate its campaign against the government and oil producers after the country‚s military launched an attack on targets in the oil-producing Niger Delta
news.ft.com/cms/s/46ac59f2-9f13-11da-ba48-0000779e2340.html

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Fire razes Shell oil well:

As death toll in gunship attack on bunkerers rises to 30: AN oil well operated by Shell 30 kilometres south of Port Harcourt caught fire yesterday 24 hours after militant youths threatened revenge against it for making its facility available for an attack on an Ijaw community in Delta State
www.vanguardngr.com/articles/2002/headline/f117022006.html

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Waterworld: how life on Earth will look 1,000 years from now:

By the next millennium the global map will have been redrawn by disastrous climate changes, according to a new forecast
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2044465,00.html

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Climate change: On the edge :

Greenland ice cap breaking up at twice the rate it was five years ago, says scientist Bush tried to gag
news.independent.co.uk/environment/article345926.ece

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Sea levels likely to rise much faster than was predicted:

Global warming is causing the Greenland ice cap to disintegrate far faster than anyone predicted. A study of the region’s massive ice sheet warns that sea levels may – as a consequence – rise more dramatically than expected.
news.independent.co.uk/environment/article345927.ece

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Global warming ‘30 times quicker than it used to be’ :

Greenhouse gases are being released into the atmosphere 30 times faster than the time when the Earth experienced a previous episode of global warming.
news.independent.co.uk/environment/article345928.ece

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Tsunami bomb NZ’s devastating war secret :

Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11958.htm

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Specter calls for probe of his office:

Sen. Arlen Specter said yesterday that he would ask the Senate ethics committee to investigate whether any rules were violated when he directed almost $50 million to companies and institutions that employed the husband of one of his top aides as a lobbyist.
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/13892261.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

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The Little-Noticed Order That Gave Dick Cheney New Power:

Have you ever heard of Executive Order 13292?
www.nationalreview.com/york/york200602160841.asp

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Ted Rall: The Shootist :

What is Dick Cheney Covering Up?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11959.htm

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Shoot First, Avoid Questions Later:

The White House’s secretive response to Cheney’s misfire cannot be understood apart from the society of Texas royalty.
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,401260,00.html

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Guns and Roses: Why It’s Still Cheney’s Chappaquiddick :

After trying to get me to say that Cheney and Pamela Willeford had an affair (which I wouldn’t – I stick with what I know), Tucker Carlson confronted me on “The Situation” tonight* about the fact that Willeford’s husband was apparently on the ranch at the time of the incident.
tinyurl.com/axdrd

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Humor: Cheney Goes Ahead With Folsom Prison Concert:

Contains some adult language
cheneyplaysfolsom.cf.huffingtonpost.com/

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Belafonte’s absence at King funeral is noticeable :

Could he have been excluded to ensure the presence of President George W. Bush at the “first lady’’ of civil rights’ funeral?
tinyurl.com/c3v5c

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Date: Thurs, 16 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 2268
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$240,888,746,378
See the cost in your community
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Video: Abu Ghraib – The Sequel

By Olivia Rousset
Broadcast By SBS – Australia – Dateline – 02/15/06

These are the photos the American Government doesn’t want you to see. While researching a story on guards at Abu Ghraib, I obtained a copy of the unreleased photographs and videos. Taken at the same time as the photos released in 2004 and often of the same abuses, this is the first time they have been shown to the public.

Click here to watch the video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11944.htm

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New Images: Iraq: Horrific New Torture Pictures Released

MORE photographs have been leaked of Iraqi citizens tortured by US soldiers at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.

Warning

These pictures should only be viewed by a mature AUDIENCE

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11923.htm

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More Photos; More War Crimes

By Mike Whitney

The photographs illustrate in excruciating detail the commitment to physical coercion that the Bush administration has vigorously defended in its legal memoranda and justified in terms of its war on terrorism. The battered faces and hooded victims of American brutality attest to the shocking inhumanity of the present campaign.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11956.htm

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Eyes Wide Open

By Chris Floyd

What shall we say when history asks how such crimes came to be committed in the name of America? Will we say that we stood silently by, shrugging our shoulders, filling our bellies, closing our eyes? Or will we be able to say: We saw. We dissented. We resisted. We condemned.
tinyurl.com/dq54f

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Death Toll Up To 19 In Iraqi Attacks:

Attacks around the country killed at least 19 people, including six Iraqis in a car bombing
www.wral.com/apworldnews/7115846/detail.html

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Baghdad Car Bombs Kill Seven Iraqis :

Two car bombs exploded in Baghdad on Thursday, killing seven Iraqis and wounding at least 14, police said.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3663563.html

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U.S. reports discovery of apparent death squad in Iraq:

The U.S. military has stumbled across the first evidence of a death squad within Iraq’s Interior Ministry after the detention last month of 22 men wearing police commando uniforms who were about to shoot a Sunni man, according to the American general overseeing the training of Iraqi police.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11955.htm

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Iraq ‘death squad caught in act’

The probe comes after a US general revealed the arrest of 22 policemen allegedly on a mission to kill a Sunni.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4719252.stm

 
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The Abu Ghraib files:

Never-published photos, and an internal Army report, show more Iraqi prisoner abuse — evidence the government is fighting to hide
www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/02/16/abu_ghraib/

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Abuse photos authentic: Pentagon:

The Pentagon has confirmed the authenticity of a set of photographs of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib that were aired for the first time on Wednesday by Australian television, a defence official said.
www.dawn.com/2006/02/16/top6.htm

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Iraq calls on US to hand over Iraqi detainees:

Iraq‚s human rights minister called on US-led forces on Thursday to hand over all Iraqi inmates at US-run prisons to the Iraqi government, following more footage of prisoners being abused.
tinyurl.com/9h3w2

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Outrage Spreads over New Images :

New footage of British soldiers beating up young Iraqi men in Amarah city in 2003, and the release of more photographs of atrocities by U.S. soldiers against Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib prison has spread outrage across Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11949.htm

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The Basra video should lay to rest a scurrilous lie :

The smug superiority of the British over their peacekeeping efforts in Iraq is an insult to those of us who live there
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11947.htm

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The Forgotten Terrorist Attack:

The lines of burnt dead bodies lining the street presented a horrific scene reminiscent of Hiroshima after it was nuked by the U.S.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11951.htm

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Jim Lobe: Sunni Insurgents Seen as Increasingly Unified:

“Over time, the insurgency appears to have become more coordinated, confident, sensitive to its constituents’ demands and adept at learning from the enemy’s successes and its own failures,” according to the report, “In Their Own Words: Reading the Iraqi Insurgency”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11953.htm

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The Iraq war’s defining weapon:

The threat posed by Iraq’s reported possession of weapons of mass destruction was the excuse US President George W Bush gave for his invasion of Iraq in 2003, but it is the simplest of technologies – the roadside bomb – that has emerged as the biggest nightmare for US occupation forces in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11952.htm

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Iraq: the forgotten victims :

Military under fire for ‘abandoning’ more than 1,000 veterans with mental problems
news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article345709.ece

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Radical cleric’s influence grows in Iraq :

The man who led the Mahdi Army militia’s two deadly uprisings against American troops in 2004 now controls 32 seats in Iraq’s Parliament, enough to be a kingmaker.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/16/africa/web.0216sadr.php#

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Saddam Reportedly Warned U.S. of Terrorism :

Saddam Hussein told aides in the mid-1990s that he warned the United States it could be hit by a terrorist attack, ABC News reported Wednesday, citing 12 hours of tapes the network obtained of the former Iraqi dictator’s talks with his Cabinet.
tinyurl.com/bp4h6

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Talking to terrorists:

The New Statesman can reveal that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has – decided on a policy of engagement with what it calls “political Islam”. To this end, it proposes to develop “working-level contacts” in Egypt with one of the Middle East’s most militant groups, the Muslim Brotherhood
www.newstatesman.com/200602200006

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Propaganda ? France accuses Iran over nukes:

The French foreign minister has accused Iran of pursuing a clandestine military nuclear programme.
tinyurl.com/bnab8

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Selling a war?: Iran nuclear programme is ‘military’ :

French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy branded Iran’s nuclear programme for the first time on Thursday as a “clandestine, military‰ project.
www.centralchronicle.com/20060217/1702192.htm

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Russia Warns U.S. Against Striking Iran :

Russia’s top military chief on Thursday warned the United States against launching a military strike against Iran and a top diplomat voiced hope that close cooperation with China could help resolve the Tehran nuclear crisis.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11957.htm

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Bush plans huge propaganda campaign in Iran:

The Bush administration made an emergency request to Congress yesterday for a seven-fold increase in funding to mount the biggest ever propaganda campaign against the Tehran government, in a further sign of the worsening crisis between Iran and the west.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329413536-110878,00.html

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House condemns Iran’s nuclear program:

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Iran for its nuclear program, and urging the international community to apply sanctions to deny it the ability to develop atomic weapons.
tinyurl.com/bnwtw

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Amnesty condemns Iran’s treatment of ethnic minorities :

The administration of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has come under severe criticism from Amnesty International in a report entitled “New government fails to address dire human rights situation”, which was published this week.
www.ahwaz.org.uk/2006/02/amnesty-condemns-irans-treatment-of.html

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UN report blasts Guantanamo prison, says detainees should be tried or freed:

The world body also called on the United States to refrain from practices that “amount to torture.”
www.940news.com/nouvelles.php?cat=24&id=21647

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Mentally disabled Palestinian shot in Gaza:

Israeli occupation forces have shot an unarmed mentally retarded Palestinian man at close range near the Gaza border fence, Palestinian and Israeli sources say
tinyurl.com/c97nc

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Hamas nominates Ismail Haniyeh Palestinian premier:

Ismail Haniyeh has been nominated prime minister in Palestine‚s newly formed government.
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=3258773&PageNum=0

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Israel to bar Gaza goods, workers:

Israel will bar Gazan workers and goods from entering Israeli territory and impose other harsh economic sanctions after a Hamas-dominated parliament is sworn in this weekend, security officials have said
tinyurl.com/bpr2u

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ŒCollective Punishment‚, Cries Hamas :

Incoming Hamas legislator Mushir Al-Masri said Thursday that Israel‚s tough response to its new role as majority party in the Palestinian Authority is tantamount to “collective punishment”.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=98671

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US Congress to vote on withholding Palestinian aid :

The measure states that “no United States assistance should be provided directly to the Palestinian Authority if any representative political party holding a majority of parliamentary seats within the Palestinian Authority maintains a position calling for the destruction of Israel.”
www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=5554058&subject=general&action=article

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U.S. backs Israel on aid for humanitarian groups, not Hamas :

Israel will try to delegitimize the new Palestinian Hamas government by insisting that international aid be given to humanitarian organizations and not the PA authorities.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/683458.html

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Hamas to rely on Muslim funds:

Ismail Haniya, set to be named Palestinian prime minister, has said that a Hamas government would rely on help from the Muslim world if the West acts on threats to axe funds once it takes office
tinyurl.com/cbyta

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Republicans Criticize Bush Mideast Policy:

Republican senators criticized the Bush administration Wednesday over its policies in Iraq, Iran and the Palestinian territories, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s first testimony on Capitol Hill in months exposed her to a tough grilling from some members of her own party
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=1622428

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Secret Data Exposed in Terrorism Case: :

Federal officials in Dallas mistakenly disclosed classified counter-terrorism information in a breach of national security that could also threaten one of the country’s biggest terrorism prosecution cases, newly unsealed court records show.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11954.htm

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Civil liberties fear as US terror suspect list rises to 325,000 :

Civil liberties organisations expressed outrage yesterday after it was reported that the database of terrorist suspects kept by the US authorities now holds 325,000 names, a fourfold increase in two and a half years.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1710756,00.html

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Dick Cheney authorized to disclose classified information?:

Dick Cheney used the occasion of his softball interview with the Fox News Channel about shooting his hunting partner to announce to us that he is authorized to disclosed classified information.
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/02/15/national/w201800S25.DTL

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Fueled by arrogance, Bush White House ignores the rules:

There is a temptation that seeps into the souls of even the most righteous politicians and leads them to bend the rules, and eventually the truth, to suit the political needs of the moment. That arrogance of power is now on display with the Bush administration.
tinyurl.com/cyxtl

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The Global Free Fire Zone:

The Air Force has put out a “Prompt Global Strike Request for Information,‰ beginning the process of examining alternatives for new weapons capable of hitting targets anywhere on earth.
tinyurl.com/d4gge

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Ron Paul: The End of Dollar Hegemony :

A hundred years ago it was called “dollar diplomacy.‰ After World War II, and especially after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, that policy evolved into “dollar hegemony.‰ But after all these many years of great success, our dollar dominance is coming to an end.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11946.htm

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Haiti’s Rene Preval Is Declared Winner of Election:

The winner of the controversial elections in Haiti, Rene Preval, is a former ally of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and has inherited his following among the poor.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4718966.stm

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US troop deployment sparks protests in Dominican Republic:

The landing of hundreds of US troops at a port city in the Dominican Republic, barely 80 miles from the Haitian border, sparked protests and warnings that Washington may be preparing another military intervention aimed at quelling the popular unrest that has erupted in Haiti over attempts to rig the presidential election.
www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/domi-f16.shtml

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Paraguay finds oil, natural gas :

The Paraguayan government confirmed on Tuesday that a British prospecting company has found oil and natural gas in the north of Paraguay, whose energy has depended on import.
english.people.com.cn/200602/15/eng20060215_242940.html

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FBI Investigating Mich. Mosque Attacks :

Authorities are investigating a series of attacks on Detroit-area Muslims, including an assault on a cleric who was hit with a shovel and reports that a group of youths threw shoes at worshippers in a mosque.
tinyurl.com/bzwdl

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Paul Craig Roberts: “Even Jobs at McDonald’s Aren’t Safe”:

Americans are giving up their civil liberties because they fear terrorist attacks. All of the terrorists in the world cannot do America the damage it has already suffered from offshore outsourcing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11950.htm

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Pigs at the trough: Senate aide’s spouse gets a windfall :

Sen. Arlen Specter helped direct almost $50 million in Pentagon spending during the past four years to clients of the husband of one of his top aides, records show.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11945.htm

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Date: Wed, 15 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 2272
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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Iraq: Horrific New Torture Pictures Released

MORE photographs have been leaked of Iraqi citizens tortured by US soldiers at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad.

Warning

These pictures should only be viewed by a mature AUDIENCE
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11923.htm

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Still Cherry-Picking the Facts on Iraq

By Scott Ritter

We, the people of the United States, despite our status as one of the most technologically advanced nations on the face of the earth, remain among the most ignorant about the world we live in. And yet we continue to hold forth that we have some sort of divine right of intervention, where a nation of some 300 million is self-empowered to dictate to billions of others the terms in which we all coexist on the planet.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11928.htm

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The Anti-Empire Report

How I spent my 15 minutes of fame

By William Blum

Americans are all taught from childhood on of the significance and sanctity of free elections: You can’t have the thing called “democracy” without the thing called “free elections”. And when you have the thing called free elections it’s virtually synonymous with having the thing called democracy. And who were we taught was the greatest champion of free elections anywhere in the world? Why, our very same teacher, God’s country, the good ol’ US of A.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11941.htm

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Cheney’s Chappaquiddick

The Real Story Emerges

By RJ Eskow

The real story is already emerging, if you’re willing to do a little digging. Cheney and Whittington went hunting with two women (not their wives), there was some drinking, and Whittington wound up shot. Armstrong didn’t see the incident but claimed she had, Cheney refused to be questioned by the Sheriff until the next morning, and a born-again evangelical physician has been downplaying Whittington’s injuries since they occurred. Neither the press nor law enforcement seems inclined to investigate.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11942.htm

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3 Schoolboys Among 17 Killed In continuing Violence:

A home-made bomb has killed three boys on their way to school in Baghdad, according to police.
snipurl.com/mlny

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5 Bodies Found:

Police said they found the bodies of five men Wednesday shot in the head and dumped near a Shiite neighborhood of western Baghdad.
cbs11tv.com/topstories/topstories_story_046074137.html

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Roadside Bomb Kills U.S. Marine :

A roadside bomb killed a U.S. Marine in western Baghdad on Tuesday in one of two attacks that also wounded six coalition military personnel, the military said.
www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/02/14/ap2525838.html

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TV: New photos show Iraq jail abuse:

The pictures showed one man covered in what appeared to be excrement, another with a gash in his throat and an alleged interrogation room covered in blood.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11931.htm

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More Proof of Prewar Intelligence Manipulation by the Bush Administration:

Writing in the March/April 2006 issue of Foreign Affairs, Paul R. Pillar has launched a furious assault on the Bush administration for its manipulation of prewar intelligence about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and links to al Qaeda. Mr. Pillar should know, because he was the CIA’s National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia (NESA) from 2000 to 2005.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11927,htm

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Abu Ghraib: School for terrorists:

American commanders in Iraq are expressing grave concerns that Abu Ghraib prison has become a breeding ground for extremist leaders and a school for terrorist foot soldiers
www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/14/news/detain.php#

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Iraq “Exit Strategy?‰

Did we fault the Soviets for not having an exit plan when they invaded a country? Or the Nazis? We are way too astute for that. It would be insane to take over a country in order to leave it
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11926.htm

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Who Will Possess Iraq‚s Oilfields?:

In Crude Designs, a report published by the UK-based non-governmental organisation Platform and the US‚s Global Policy Institute, oil analyst Greg Muttitt says if current plans are approved, Iraqi‚s will “lose control of more than 85 percent of their oil resources to foreign multinationals.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11940.htm

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Lives In The Balance (Exclusive Video):

From Jackson Browne : 3 Minute Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11924.htm

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Bin Laden’s Game:

Most officials thought last month’s Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal˜maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency’s bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they’re dead wrong.
citypages.com/databank/27/1315/article14125.asp

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“The Road to Guantanamo,”

Berliners’ taste for movies with a strong political message was sated Tuesday with the world premiere of Michael Winterbottom’s factual drama “The Road to Guantanamo,”
snipurl.com/mlqz

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Out of sight :

Can a film right the wrongs committed in Guantánamo? Clive Stafford Smith, who has represented many of its prisoners in court, reports
film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,1709506,00.html

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Tell the truth about torture Mr. Bush:

“Extraordinary Renditions” — U.S. Outsourcing Torture?
www.amnestyusa.org/stoptorture/renditions/index.html

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The politics of fear :

(or how Tony Blair misled us over the war on terror)
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11935.htm

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Quick Rise for Purveyors of Propaganda in Iraq :

Two years ago, Christian Bailey and Paige Craig were living in a half-renovated Washington group house, with a string of failed startup companies behind them. Mr. Bailey, a boyish-looking Briton, and Mr. Craig, a chain-smoking former Marine sergeant, then began winning multimillion-dollar contracts with the United States military to produce propaganda in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11939.htm

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The propaganda we pass off as news around the world :

A British government-funded fake TV news service allows mild criticism of the US – all the better to support it
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11937.htm

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Weldon: ‘Able Danger’ ID’d 9/ll ringleader:

Pre-Sept. 11 intelligence conducted by a secret military unit identified terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta 13 different times, a congressman said Tuesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11919.htm

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US ‘let slip 9/11 hijacker 13 times’:

A secret Pentagon unit had Mohammed Atta, the 9/11 ringleader, in its crosshairs 13 times before the 2001 attacks, a US congressman has claimed citing the unit’s records.
snipurl.com/mlr2

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National security whistle-blowers allege retaliation:

Military and intelligence officers told spellbound lawmakers Tuesday that their careers had been ruined by superiors because they refused to lie about Able Danger, Abu Ghraib and other national security controversies.
www.sacbee.com/24hour/politics/story/3168792p-11877323c.html

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325,000 Names on Terrorism List:

Rights Groups Say Database May Include Innocent People
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11929.htm

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Congressional Probe of NSA Spying Is in Doubt:

Congress appeared ready to launch an investigation into the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance program last week, but an all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed the effort and may kill it, key Republican and Democratic sources said yesterday
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11932.htm

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War pimp alert:

Mofaz: Iran combining radical platform with nuclear weapons – danger for Israel
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3216736,00.html

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Pimping a war:

IDF Intelligence Chief: Iran Implementing Concrete Plan to Destroy Israel
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=98505

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Russian Political Expert Predicts US Missile Attack on Iran:

U.S. will launch a missile attack against Iran this summer, says Russian political expert Mikhail Delyagin.
mosnews.com/news/2006/02/14/delyagin.shtml

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War pimp alert:

US threatens Iran with new sanctions:

Threatening new sanctions, the United States accused Iran on Wednesday of defying the world by resuming uranium enrichment for nuclear fuel without resolving suspicions it secretly wants to build atomic bombs.
snipurl.com/mlrc

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Russia voices strong opposition to sanctions against Iran :

Russian Foreign Minister voiced here Wednesday his country’s strong opposition to any possible sanctions against Iran.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0602158078224518.htm

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Selling a war:

Rice Says Iran Is Openly Defying The World :

Speaking at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rice said Washington is examining the full range of possible punitive sanctions on Iran.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/02/c56b55ef-2f62-4e60-9c98-93071c729fce.html

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Another U.S. Coup In Iran?

Rice asks for $75M to foster democracy in Iran:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked Congress on Wednesday for $75 million this year to build democracy in Iran, saying the U.S. must support Iranians who are seeking freedoms under what she called a radical regime.
www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=83390

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US deal said to let India expand nuclear arms :

A landmark new U.S.-India nuclear agreement would enable New Delhi to expand atomic weapons production and encourage Pakistan and China to do likewise, according to critics of the controversial deal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11936.htm

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Two Afghan spies killed:

Suspected Taliban rebels abducted two Afghan intelligence agents in a western province and killed them, dumping their nearly decapitated bodies in the desert, a top official said Wednesday.
snipurl.com/mlri

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Blast kills Afghan policeman, UK troops arrive:

A blast killed an Afghan policeman and wounded two colleagues on Wednesday and two intelligence officers kidnapped this week have been found dead, officials said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP243347.htm

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Afghan attacks linked to Taliban from Pakistan:

Arrests and interrogations of suspects in a recent series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan show that the attacks have been orchestrated from Pakistan by members of the ousted Taliban government with little interference by Pakistani authorities, Afghan officials say.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/3660308.html

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Mobs rampage in Pakistan:

Three people died and at least 45 were injured in the rioting
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8D22304F-A1D3-49DB-8A7E-5A63A790F581.htm

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Amira Hass: Clearing the Jordan Valley of Palestinians :

Down the Explusion Highway
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11933.htm

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Sharon’s Son Given Nine Months Jail:

Omri Sharon, the disgraced son of Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, has been sentenced to nine months in prison on corruption charges over financing his father’s party leadership campaign.
www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/region.php?id=127320&region=6

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U.S. Embassy Ready To Evacuate As Nepal’s King Plan For Exile:

EPAL remains tense as the 7-Party agitation against the Monarchy gains strength and the Maoist continue to have success on the battle-field.Sources within the Palace report the King and his family are preparing for exile.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11925.htm

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Lawmakers Blast Tech Giants Over China:

Members of Congress blasted four U.S. tech giants Thursday, accusing the companies of willingly helping China oppress internal dissent in return for access to a booming Internet market.
snipurl.com/mlrn

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Behind the Manipulation of Haiti’s Election:

How long must Haiti continue to suffer? Judging by events over the past few days, the answer is: for at least some more time to come.
progressive.org/mag_apb021406

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Telegraph concedes to Galloway

 
The Daily Telegraph has backed down in its libel battle with George Galloway and could face a huge legal bill.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4717886.stm

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Chris Floyd: The Backstabbers :

Here’s yet another story that is sadly characteristic of the Bush Imperium: the complete and utter breakdown in backbone of the so-called “opposition” party.
www.chris-floyd.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=478&Itemid=1

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Hidden history of US germ testing:

Biological pathogens they developed were tested on volunteers from a pacifist church and were also released in public places.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/file_on_4/4701196.stm

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Mike Whitney: Hurricane Katrina; “National Failure‰ or Criminal Negligence :

The senate investigation of Hurricane Katrina is turning out to be another White House whitewash. The senate strategy has been to characterize the Bush administration‚s response as “a national failure‰ or “bureaucratic bungling‰ when in fact the evidence proves that the top officials in the administration, including George Bush himself, are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of New Orleans residents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11921.htm

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Patrick J. Buchanan : Our hollow prosperity:

Last year, the United States ran a $202 billion trade deficit with China, the largest ever between two nations. We ran all-time record trade deficits with OPEC, the European Union, Japan, Canada and Latin America. The $50 billion deficit with Mexico was the largest since NAFTA passed and also the largest in history.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11938.htm

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Paul Krugman: Debt and Denial :

Denial takes a more systematic form within the federal government, where Dick Cheney is doing to budget analysis what he did to intelligence on Iraq. Last week Mr. Cheney announced that a newly created division within the Treasury Department would show that tax cuts increase, not reduce, federal revenue.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11922.htm

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Cheney, “A Beer or Two” and a Gun John Nichols :

Dick Cheney, who is one of the small number of Americans who can count two drunk driving busts on his driving record, may have been doing more than hunting quail on the day that he shot a Texas lawyer in the face.
snipurl.com/mlrs

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Cheney’s hunting host lobbied White House :

Ranch owner who divulged accident earned $160,000 for work in 2004
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11920.htm

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What Cheney’s blast revealed: A new White House lobbying scandal

There’s a lobbyist out there who has access to both Bush and Dick Cheney that Abramoff (or at least his pals in Queens) might kill for.
www.pnionline.com/dnblog/attytood/archives/002787.html

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Humor: Cheney’s Got A Gun:

Jon has some advice, “Don’t let your kids go hunting with the Vice President.
onegoodmove.org/1gm/1gmarchive/2006/02/cheneys_got_a_g.html

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