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Date: 25 March 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 2322
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$249,992,308,158
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Impeachment or Resignation: Pick Your Poison

By Ralph Nader

Attention please, good people! Adjust your routines and come to the aid of your country, and your children with your thoughtful patriotism. Don’t just hope for impeachment, demand the resignation now of the mad hatters in the White House—George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12493.htm

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Iraq Redux

“When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

By Dom Stasi

Today, only slaves to their personal biases cling to the myth of might is right, Go W, These Colors Don’t Run, Power Of Pride, and God Bless America. Which god might that be? Which America would he deign to bless?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12476.htm

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War Making 101 – A Users Manual

By Stephen Lendman

Here’s one definition of a dictator or at least one practicing to become one. It’s a head of state able to decide alone with unchallengeable authority whether or not to take a nation to war for any reason. Here’s an add-on to that definition. If a leader does it for any reason other than to respond to an attack by another nation or clear evidence an attack is coming, that leader is also a war criminal.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12479.htm

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Some Thoughts about Jesus, The Church, My Country, and The War

By Doug Soderstrom

There can be no misunderstanding that Jesus’ mandate to love is uncompromisingly opposed to the mass slaughter that defines the character of war. However, because so many have successfully distorted the teachings of Jesus, our country has been allowed to launch a decades-long campaign of death and destruction formulated to destroy all who refuse to play “the game” according to our rules.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12480.htm

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Children of Abraham – Death in the Desert

This is a must watch flash presentation

Click here to view
isahaqi.chris-floyd.com/

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The Road To Guantánamo

How three young men from the UK, ended up in the world’s most notorious prison.

Every American Should Be Required To Watch This Video

This docudrama shows the sadism and stupidity of the US and British soldiers. The guards behave with the same cruelty you expect to see from SS officers in lurid second world war movies. It takes a moment or two to realize that these events reflect the reality of those held in Americas notorious gulag.

Click here to view
informationclearinghouse.info/article12439.htm

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Iraq 40 people were killed:

40 people were killed or wounded in a big gunbattle near Mahmoudiya, police said. Police said gunmen of the Shiite Mahdi Army militia were fighting insurgent forces, which are primarily Sunni Muslim.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1767268&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

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25 More Bodies Recovered In Baghdad:

Baghdad police said they discovered 25 more bodies, blindfolded, shot and dumped throughout the capital.
www.sptimes.com/2006/03/25/Worldandnation/Political_optimism__b.shtml

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Iraq: At least 21 Killed In Continuing Violence:

Police found ten bodies in different parts of Baghdad, police said. The corpses showed signs of torture and some had been garroted, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25304951.htm

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U.S. soldiers kill two civilians at check point at Al-Ratba:

Ahmed al-Kobaisy, a doctor at al-Ratba hospital said the three victims were shot at when their car approached the site of a US army base on the road. They were admitted to the hospital after which two of them died of their wounds.
english.bna.bh/?ID=42923

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2 US occupation soldiers killed:

The US military announced that two US soldiers were killed in quote enemy action in Iraq’s restive western province of Al-Anbar. Another US soldier was killed Saturday and another was wounded in a fierce clash with about 20 fighters in restive southern Afghanistan.
www.almanar.com.lb/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=647047

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Battle for Baghdad ‘has already started’ :

The battle between Sunni and Shia Muslims for control of Baghdad has already started, say Iraqi political leaders who predict fierce street fighting will break out as each community takes over districts in which it is strongest.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12484.htm

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Bound, Blindfolded and Dead:

The Face of Atrocity in Baghdad : In the last month, hundreds of men have been kidnapped, tortured and executed in Baghdad. As Iraqi and American leaders struggle to avert a civil war, the bodies keep piling up.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12489.htm

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Militias Kill More Iraqis Than “Terrorists”:

US Envoy: US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said on Saturday, March 25, that militias, many with strong ties to powerful Shiite leaders and well entrenched in security and police forces, are killing more Iraqis than “terrorists,” urging Iraqi leaders to rein them in.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12490.htm

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Soldier who killed Iraqi girl in 2004 discharged; no criminal charges filed :

The Army has discharged without criminal charges a Schofield Barracks soldier who was involved in the 2004 killing of a 13-year-old girl and wounding of her sister and mother in Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12491.htm

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Rescue in Iraq surprises Canadians:

While Canadians rejoiced at the news that two of their citizens were rescued from captivity in Iraq, some were surprised to learn Canadian special forces were involved in the mission and curious as to how many troops are on the ground.
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/world/14179932.htm

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“A Model Democracy Is not Emerging in Iraq”:

Francis Fukuyama was a life-long neo-conservative prior to the election of the Bush Administration. The Iraq war led him to change his mind. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to Fukuyama about the US handling of Iraq, the moral superiority of America and Europe’s dangerous addiction to anti-Americanism.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12488.htm

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Senate hearing set on move to censure Bush :

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee announced on Friday it would hold a hearing next week on a call by a Democratic lawmaker to censure President George W. Bush for his domestic spy program.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12483.htm

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Slavish Republican lawmakers roll over for Bush:

Republicans on Capitol Hill, presented with the censure resolution, practically trampled each other to prove their slobbering devotion to the president
tinyurl.com/ofn33

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Jason Miller: Democratizing the World: One Torture Victim at a Time :

Psychological torture, sleep deprivation, brutality, severe sexual humiliation, and murder summon visions of a dank dungeon in a remote region of pre-invasion Iraq, Iran, or North Korea, replete with evil inquisitors and hooded executioners. However, those manifestations of horror did not spring forth from the Axis of Evil. They are actually drawn from official post-9/11 US policy.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12477.htm

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7 Taliban, 1 U.S. soldie killed in Afghan battle:

U.S. and Afghan government troops attacked a group of Taliban on Saturday and seven of the insurgents and one American were killed, an Afghan commander said.
tinyurl.com/z34qh

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A New Ethics Needed to Save Life on Earth:

Affect, care, cooperation and responsibility are the four central principles of a new ethics that humanity urgently needs to adopt, in order to avoid becoming extinct as “a victim of itself,” Leonardo Boff, one of the founders of liberation theology, said Thursday.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12486.htm

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Molly Ivins : Panic in the Newspaper Biz :

I don’t so much mind that newspapers are dying—it’s watching them commit suicide that pisses me off.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12482.htm

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Milosvic: First Victim Of U.S. Franchised Street Revolutions “Dies” In Custody:

Western media describes Milosevic as the Butcher of the Balkans , but what about the well established butchers of Falluja , Baghdad , verily , Iraq ( and Afghanistan) under the so called ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom ‘,inspired by God .
informationclearinghouse.info/article12478.htm

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Gordon Prather: Bush’s unilateral agenda:

The stances of Moscow and Beijing on Iran are laid down in the joint declaration signed by the two countries’ leaders last week in Beijing, whereby Russia and China “oppose attempts to use the situation around the Iranian nuclear program to solve certain political issues on someone’s unilateral agenda.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12487.htm

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Hamas gov’t to be ratified on Wednesday :

Earlier Saturday, a senior aide to Abbas hinted that the PA chairman was prepared to bring down Hamas’ incoming government if its militant policies harm Palestinian interests.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/698140.html

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Abbas tells Hamas it must cooperate with Israel or fail:

President Mahmoud Abbas is to approve the appointment of a new Hamas-led government today but warns that the administration has no future – and will be acting against the interests of the people – unless it agrees to deal with Israel.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329442627-103552,00.html

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Why Jews Must Speak Out on Palestine :

As a Jew who lived in Israel for seven years and whose family still lives there and has deep roots going back more than 80 years, it breaks my heart that there is a refusal to grapple with an almost untouchable topic in our country: why does the United States have such a one-sided policy in the Israel-Palestine conflict?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12485.htm

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A Harvard School Distances Itself from Dean’s Paper On Israels Influnce On American Foreign Policy:

The changes appear to be a sign that the university is distancing itself from the document in the face of a furor from faculty members, Jewish leaders, and a congressman who say it fails to meet academic standards and promotes anti-Semitic myths.
www.nysun.com/article/29638?page_no=1

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Professor Says American Publisher Turned Him Down:

John Mearsheimer says that the pro-Israel lobby is so powerful that he and co-author Stephen Walt would never have been able to place their report in a American-based scientific publication.
www.forward.com/articles/7550

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So pro-Israel that it hurts :

The new John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt study of “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” should serve as a wake-up call, on both sides of the ocean. The most obvious and eye-catching reflection is the fact that it is authored by two respected academics and carries the imprimatur of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/698051.html

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Israeli Spy Affair:

Judge: Charges against AIPAC officials may be unconstitutional:

A federal judge on Friday questioned the constitutionality of a law under which two former lobbyists with a pro-Israel group have been charged with receiving and disclosing national defense information.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12494.htm

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UN accused of ignoring 500,000 Chernobyl deaths:

United Nations nuclear and health watchdogs have ignored evidence of deaths, cancers, mutations and other conditions after the Chernobyl accident, leading scientists and doctors have claimed in the run-up to the nuclear disaster’s 20th anniversary next month.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329442633-115040,00.html

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The pollution gap:

Report reveals how the world’s poorer countries are forced to pay for the CO2 emissions of the developed nations
news.independent.co.uk/environment/article353476.ece

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How to Be a Lobbyist Without Trying :

A personal journey into Washington’s culture of greed
informationclearinghouse.info/article12481.htm

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U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Co. to Scan Nukes:

‘’Li Ka-Shing is pretty close to a lot of senior leaders of the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party’’
www.informationliberation.com/?id=8499"

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Second Dubai firm confirms U.S. review:

Dubai International Capital LLC said it plans to buy a British precision-engineering company with two U.S. plants that make precision parts used in engines for military aircraft and tanks.
tinyurl.com/ojdvd

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Government cracks down on dissent in name of ‘anti-terrorism’:

Two releases of local law enforcement files in recent days have shed new light on just how far the Bush administration, federal, and local law enforcement are going to suppress political dissent in the aftermath of 9-11.
www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=20503

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IRS Audited Greenpeace At Request of ExxonMobil-Funded Group:

The Wall Street Journal revealed this week a little-known watchdog group was responsible for getting the IRS to audit the environmental organization Greenpeace.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/24/150203

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Audit: Millions Wasted on Katrina Response:

The government wasted millions of dollars in its award of post-Katrina contracts for disaster relief, including at least $3 million for 4,000 beds that were never used, federal auditors said Thursday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5690845,00.html

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24 March 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 2320
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$249,717,252,576
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Iraq on its own to rebuild, U.S. says

By Thomas Frank

The head of the U.S.-led program to rebuild Iraq said Thursday that the Iraqi government can no longer count on U.S. funds and must rely on its own revenues and other foreign aid, particularly from Persian Gulf nations.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12466.htm

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Children Continue To Be Main Victims Of U.S. Occupation

By Dr. César Chelala

In the 1980s, Iraq had one of the best health care systems in the region. Following the 2003 invasion by the coalition forces, an ongoing cycle of insurgent violence and occupation forces’ counter-attacks have significantly damaged the basic health infrastructure in the country. As a result, Iraq’s health system cannot respond to the most basic health needs of the population.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12467.htm

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The Road To Guantánamo

How three young men from the UK, ended up in the world’s most notorious prison.

Every American Should Be Required To Watch This Video

This docudrama shows the sadism and stupidity of the US and British soldiers. The guards behave with the same cruelty you expect to see from SS officers in lurid second world war movies. It takes a moment or two to realize that these events reflect the reality of those held in Americas notorious gulag.

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Iraq: 30 Killed in Lates Violence:

Four members of a Shi’ite family, including a child, were killed and the mother was critically wounded when gunmen shot them in their house in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU452821.htm

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Danish soldier killed by blast in Iraq:

A Danish soldier has been killed in southern Iraq after his patrol vehicle hit a bomb by the side of the road near the city of Basra, the Danish central army command said.
tinyurl.com/fso6r

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Bush’s Requests for Iraqi Base Funding Make Some Wary of Extended Stay:

“It’s the kind of thing that incites terrorism,” Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said of long-term or permanent U.S. bases in countries such as Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12475.htm

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Iraqi residents say bodies in video from US raid :

A video of civilians who may have been killed by U.S. Marines in an Iraqi town in November showed residents describing a rampage by U.S. soldiers that left a trail of bullet-riddled bodies and destruction.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12471.htm

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Mike Whitney : 60 Minutes joins the propaganda war :

The fact that 60 Minutes would stake its reputation on such a pathetic example of state propaganda illustrates the desperation that’s spreading like wildfire through the political establishment to their colleagues in the corporate media.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12473.htm

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My heart is Iraqi:

It is because the Iraqis refuse to surrender their sovereignty to multinational corporations that Iraq is being destroyed so blatantly.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12472.htm

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Iraqi Woman Tours U.S. to Tell True Story of Iraq War :

Al-Araji does not mince words. She says the chaos in her country is no accident. “It’s to [the occupation’s] benefit to create conflict to stay forever in Iraq, so that the Iraqis will be confused about who is the real enemy. But the real enemy is the occupation.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12474.htm

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File this under propaganda:

ABC News says Saddam OK’d bin Laden contact : The document is handwritten and has no official seal
informationclearinghouse.info/article12468.htm

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File this under pathetic:

Did Russian Ambassador Give Saddam the U.S. War Plan?:

Iraq Archive Document Alleges Russian Official Described Locations, Troops, Tanks and Other Forces Before Operation Iraqi Freedom Began
informationclearinghouse.info/article12469.htm

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Report: Russia Had Sources in U.S. Command :

The Russian government collected intelligence from sources inside the American military command as the U.S. mounted the invasion of Iraq, and the Russians fed information to Saddam Hussein on troop movements and plans, according to Iraqi documents cited in a Pentagon report released Friday.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/3746581.html

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Pakistan demands Afghans punish killers of 14:

Pakistan summoned the Afghan ambassador yesterday to protest the alleged killing of at least 14 Pakistanis by Afghan soldiers and demanded punishment for those responsible.
www.torontosun.com/News/World/2006/03/24/1503415-sun.html

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Five Taliban killed in Uruzgan :

According to the report of Radio Kabul, Gen Rehmatullah Yousafi said that the ANA carried out an attack on a hideout of the Taliban in Rahton area of the Uruzgan province that resulted in killing four of them.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=138497

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2 killed, 60 wounded in Afghan arms dump blast:

Two civilians were killed and 60 people, including 18 soldiers, were wounded in a huge blast at a store of confiscated weapons in northern Afghanistan, according to officials.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200603/s1600478.htm

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Afghanistan: UK soldier dies :

An MoD spokesman said that initial inquiries did not indicate the death was caused by hostile action, but declined to comment further while investigations are under way.
www.channel4.com/news/content/news-storypage.jsp?id=516490

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Losing faith in Afghanistan: –

Even as the Bush administration steps up pressure on Afghanistan over the plight of a Christian convert, thousands of youths are descending on Kabul to demand that he be hanged for renouncing Islam.
www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/HC25Df02.html

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Afghan convert ‘may be released’ :

An Afghan man facing execution for converting to Christianity “could be released soon”, a senior Afghan government official has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4841812.stm

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Israeli restrictions create isolated enclaves in West Bank :

The regime of restriction on movement imposed by Israel on the Palestinians has crumbled the West Bank into dozens of closed or partially closed enclaves isolated from each other despite their geographical proximity.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/698316.html

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41% of Israel’s Jews favour segregation : ·

Poll reveals widespread anti-Arab sentiment
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1738508,00.html

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Poverty, racism and votes: Audio: MP3 –

Chris McGreal reports from Jerusalem on how Israeli Arabs will affect next week’s election. (4min 40s)
image.guardian.co.uk/sys-audio/Guardian/news/2006/03/24/0224mcgreal.mp3

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After the rhapsody, the bitter legacy of Israel and the left :

Liberals were once happy to overlook the country’s crimes, seeing only a model democratic state
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1738359,00.html

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Hamas Rightly Demands Palestinian Rights :

Check out Israel’s laws. Their blueprint for racism, apartheid and dehumanizing others abounds. From the beginning the West accepted Israel’s Absentee Property and Planning Laws though the United Nations cried foul and demanded change.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Mar06/Fraser23.htm

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BBC Video: UK’s Role In Bringing Nukes To The Middle East:

Top secret documents reveal that Britain secretly supplied Israel with plutonium during Harold Wilson’s government. The revelations come as Britain is expressing total opposition to Iran’s nuclear programme. Michael Crick reports.
tinyurl.com/rgh8w

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Give Iran The Bomb:

The United States gives India, already a nuclear power, greater nuclear capability, but threatens war, death, the destruction of Iran’s oil supply, and a world wide financial catastrophe if Iran dares to want the same thing.
www.blackcommentator.com/176/176_freedom_rider_iran_bomb.html

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MEPs look into two more cases of extraordinary rendition :

“I am not a terrorist. I am not a member of al Qaeda” he told MEPs, as the committee investigating alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transportation and illegal detention of prisoners discussed
www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=158827&src=0

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FBI, police spying is rising, groups allege:

The ACLU has filed Freedom of Information requests for more than 150 groups and individuals.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0323/p03s03-ussc.html

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Bush shuns Patriot Act requirement:

When President Bush signed the reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act this month, he included an addendum saying that he did not feel obliged to obey requirements that he inform Congress about how the FBI was using the act’s expanded police powers.
tinyurl.com/g9zxp

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John W Dean: An Update on President Bush’s NSA Program:

The Historical Context: According to U.S. News & World Report, the President may also have authorized warrantless break-ins and other physical surveillance, such as opening regular mail, in violation of the Fourth Amendment
writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20060324.html

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Death raises concern at police tactics :

The recent killing of an unarmed Virginia doctor has raised concerns about what some say is an explosion in the use of military-style police Swat teams in the United States.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4803570.stm

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Katrina Donation Earmarked for Bush Firm :

Former first lady Barbara Bush gave relief money to a hurricane relief fund on the condition that it be spent to buy educational software from her son Neil’s company.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12465.htm

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Workers On The Slag Heap Of History:

Today, in America, the richest country on earth, the gates of many towns welcome visitors with abandoned factories. And the communities these factories flank tell you more about what’s really destroying America than any Wall Street analyst or Washington policy wonk ever could.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12470.htm

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Video: Professor David Ray Griffin:

Author of The New Pearl Harbor &The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions Professor Griffin addresses how the White House managedthe 9/11 Comission’s investigation.
www.digitalstylecreations.com/movies/Griffin-256k-credits.mov

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Date: 23 March 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 2319
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$249,019,818,285
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Every American Should Be Required To Watch This Video

The Road To Guantánamo

How three young men from the UK, ended up in the world’s most notorious prison.

This movie shows the sadism and stupidity of the US and British soldiers. The guards behave with the same cruelty you expect to see from SS officers in lurid second world war movies. It takes a moment or two to realize that these events reflect the reality of those held in Americas notorious gulag.

Click here to view
informationclearinghouse.info/article12439.htm

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The War Lovers

By John Pilger

For me, one of the more odious characteristics of Blair, and Bush, and Clinton, and their eager or gulled journalistic court, is the enthusiasm of sedentary, effete men (and women) for bloodshed they never see, bits of body they never have to retch over, stacked morgues they will never have to visit, searching for a loved one. Their role is to enforce parallel worlds of unspoken truth and public lies. That Milosevic was a minnow compared with industrial-scale killers such as Bush and Blair belongs to the former.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12446.htm

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It’s Criminal

By Scott Ritter

The rallying cry of the Democratic Party must become impeachment. Given the magnitude of the crimes committed by the United States in Iraq under the direction and leadership of President Bush and his administration, there is simply no other recourse that can bring a halt to the madness in Iraq, and the insanity being planned in Iran and elsewhere.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12447.htm

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Peace elusive in Iraqi city of Samarra

By Tom Lasseter
Knight Ridder Newspapers

Staff Sgt. Cortez Powell looked at the shredded jaw of a dead man whom he’d shot in the face when insurgents ambushed an American patrol in a blind of reeds. Powell’s M4 assault rifle had jammed, so he’d grabbed the pump-action shotgun that he kept slung over his shoulders and pulled the trigger.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12458.htm

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The “Noble Cause” that killed Casey Sheehan

By Mike Whitney

America has completely surrendered to denial; abandoning any claim to reason or clear-sighted analysis. The vast majority of people are perfectly content to ignore the tell-tale signs of looming disaster choosing instead to keep their heads firmly tucked in the sand.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12455.htm

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Depleted Uranium For Dummies

Everything you need to know about depleted uranium.

By Irving Wesley Hall

Every day our troops remain in Iraq increases the chances that they will come home sick, produce children with birth defects, and die prematurely.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12452.htm

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At Least 56 Iraqis Dead in New Violence :

While fourteen more bodies were found in the continuing string of shadowy sectarian killings: six in the capital and eight brought in by U.S. forces to a hospital in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, police said.
snipurl.com/o1rk

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Three Iraq Hostages Freed :

British Officials say one British and two Canadian peace activists have been freed in rescue operation by multinational forces
snipurl.com/o1rm

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Another Civilian Massacre? :

The investigation into the killings comes hot on the heels of a US Navy criminal probe into reports that marines intentionally shot 15 civilians dead near the western town of Haditha last November.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/23/152259

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William Blum : The Anti- Empire Report:

US foreign policy does not “mean well”. It’s not that American leaders have miscalculated, or blundered, causing great suffering, as in Iraq, while having noble intentions. Rather, while pursuing their imperial goals they simply do not care about the welfare of the foreign peoples who are on the receiving end of the bombing and the torture
informationclearinghouse.info/article12461.htm

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Another Abu Ghraib trial leaves top brass unscathed :

Smith, who was sentenced on Wednesday to about six months in prison for abusing detainees in Iraq with his black Belgian shepherd, had said he was merely following interrogation procedures approved by the chief intelligence officer at Abu Ghraib, Col. Thomas Pappas.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12448.htm

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The Joy of Being Blameless :

On the day that a court-martial imposed justice on a 24-year-old Army sergeant for tormenting detainees at Abu Ghraib with his dog, President Bush said once again that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, was doing a “fine job” and should stay at his post.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12449.htm

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New York Times details secret US military torture operation:

A New York Times report on March 19 details the operations of Task Force 6-26, a highly secret US Special Operations Unit whose members have reportedly engaged in torture and assassination in Iraq and Afghanistan.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12462.htm

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Ex-UN chief: America has ‘lost its moral compass’:

The United States has lost its moral compass and fallen out of step with the rest of the world in the wake of September 11, the former United Nations human rights commissioner warned tonight.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2095001,00.html

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Video Russ Feingold on The Daily Show:

How many times are we going to let George Bush and Dick Cheney say you guys don’t support the troops, you’re not patriotic and let them push us around?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12460.htm

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Chalmers Johnson: What Ever Happened to Congress?:

Is it just that they’re corrupt? That’s certainly part of it
www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt174.html

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Pentagon feels fuel price pain; aims to cut consumption:

For 2006, DESC estimates the military will need 130.6 million barrels and pay more than US$10 billion for it, at a price of more than US$77 per barrel.
www.chinapost.com.tw/p_detail.asp?id=79032&GRP=E&onNews=

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The rancid relationship :

Britain’s close alliance with the United States has become nothing but one-way traffic
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1737164,00.html

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Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets:

Since 1991, the U.S. has staged four nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently contaminated with radiation.
www.sfbayview.com/081804/Depleteduranium081804.shtml

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The Accepted System of Dissent: We believe in an illusion.

That illusion is an accepted system of dissent that ensures our resistance doesn’t go beyond boundaries established by the government and the corporate media.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12454.htm

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An Unnecessary Crisis: The Iranian Nuclear Showdown :

Former CIA analyst: Military action is madness; unilateral economic sanctions are basically cutting of the American nose to spite the American face.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12450.htm

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Iran denies reports it will open euro oil exchange :

“We have no information on opening an oil exchange in the free economic zone on Kish Island [southern Iran],” a spokesman for the Iranian Oil Ministry told RIA Novosti.
en.rian.ru/world/20060320/44575239.html

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Linda S. Heard : Palestinians Caught in War of Attrition:

As if it isn’t enough that the courageous residents of the West Bank and Gaza have had to struggle throughout their lives under occupation, they are now being isolated and starved while Western governments collude with Israel’s assault on their lives and dignity.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12451.htm

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ISRAEL Hundreds of detainees:

The Israeli government is seeking to rush a new law through parliament before the forthcoming elections on 28 March, which would empower the General Security Service (GSS) to detain anyone classified as a non-resident of Israel without access to legal counsel for up to 50 days after arrest.
snipurl.com/o1ti

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Idol of hard-right tipped as Israeli kingmaker:

Mr Lieberman, a far-right settler born in Moldova, could be the surprise of the Israeli election on Tuesday. Polls show he could be a coalition kingmaker with around 10 seats in the Knesset.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article353016.ece

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For Israeli Arabs, elections mean little:

“The main problem is that Israel is classified as a Jewish state and that we are not even recognised as a minority with that state.”
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D998AD70-AEF2-45AB-9455-B07FC6C42134.htm

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Israel Lobby Dictates U.S. Policy, Study Charges:

The pro-Israel lobby in the United States has manipulated Washington’s policies in the Middle East to the point where it is the U.S. that does most of the fighting, dying and rebuilding while Israel reaps most of the security benefits, argues a new study by two U.S. scholars.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12459.htm

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New York State Assembly won’t help Hamas-led Palestinian government:

We support and stand by Israel, in declaring the closest friendship,” legislatures said.
snipurl.com/o1ti

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US Media Bias: Covering Israel/Palestine:

14 year old Ragheb al-Masri sat in the back of a taxi with his parents at the Abo Holi checkpoint. An Israeli bullet penetrated his back and cracked open his chest. His mother screamed as his body lay lifeless. Have you heard his name?
informationclearinghouse.info/article12453.htm

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Sidney Blumentha: Apocalyptic president :

Even some Republicans are now horrified by the influence Bush has given to the evangelical right
informationclearinghouse.info/article12457.htm

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Dead Pakistanis ‘were innocent’ :

Pakistan says 16 of its nationals travelling in Afghanistan were arrested and then killed by Afghan security forces.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4836244.stm

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Afghan convert ‘won’t face death’:

AN Afghan man prosecuted for converting from Islam to Christianity will not face the death penalty, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today after speaking with Afghanistan’s president.
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18586085-23109,00.html

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General Rejection of Bolivia Bombing:

Two people were killed in the bombings of two small hotels in La Paz late Tuesday and early Wednesday. A US citizen was one of two people arrested in connection with the terrorist actions, according to reports.
snipurl.com/o1tr

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The Return of Black Bag Searches?

Oregon Attorney on Why He Feels Federal Agents Broke into His Home and Office to Conduct Clandestine Searches
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/23/152254

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Pulled over in Kansas?

Get ready to show your license, registration — and fingerprints
snipurl.com/o0vn

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N.Y.C.’s crime fight to get more eyes :

he NYPD is installing 505 surveillance cameras around the city – and pushing to safeguard lower Manhattan with a “ring of steel” that could track hundreds of thousands of people and cars a day, authorities revealed yesterday.
www.nydailynews.com/front/story/401871p-340392c.html

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A Global Infrastructure for Mass Surveillance: Surveillance for the Common Man:

The total spy and surveillance capability of the United States and its allies is truly beyond comprehension – and apparently beyond control
informationclearinghouse.info/article12456.htm

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FBI lists Indymedia, on ‘terrorist watch’ list:

FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent G. Charles Rasner listed Indymedia, Food Not Bombs and the Communist Party of Texas as “terrorist watch” cause groups in Austin.
agrnews.org/?section=news&news_section=5

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Roberts Dissent Reveals Strain Beneath Court’s Placid Surface :

The Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision in a police-search case shows how bitterly the Roberts court can disagree.
www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3629738

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Contract Casino:

How a Remote Alaskan Indian Tribe Got One of the Most Lucrative Post-911 Security Contracts, But Not a Single Job
www.counterpunch.com/stclair03222006.html

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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 2319
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$249,019,818,285
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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The Aftermath Of A Massacre

Have American troops been killing unarmed civilians in Iraq?

Must watch BBC Reports

This is the account of a nine year old survivor. I watched them shoot my grandfather, first in the chest then in the head, then they killed my granny.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12443.htm

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What’s Become of Americans?

By Paul Craig Roberts

If this story is true, under Donald Rumsfeld and George Bush’s leadership, proud and honorable U.S. Marines have degenerated into the Waffen SS. Those of us raised on John Wayne war movies find this very hard to take.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12434.htm

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Death Squad Democracy

By Mike Whitney

In a larger sense, the “alleged” sectarian violence is consistent with what we have seen in previous CIA-run operations in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Negroponte are alumna of those conflicts (which, according to Cheney, succeeded quite admirably) so it’s probable that they would apply what they have learned about counterinsurgency to the ongoing war in Iraq. The El Salvador-experiment proved that the masses can eventually be terrorized into compliance.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12438.htm

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The Road To Guantánamo

Must Watch Video

In this compelling docudrama three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there, until finally they were released without charge or apology.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12439.htm

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Gunmen Kill 20 in Breakout at Iraqi Jail:

About 100 masked gunmen stormed a prison near the Iranian border Tuesday, cutting phone wires, freeing all the inmates and leaving behind a scene of devastation and carnage 20 dead policemen, burned-out cars and a smoldering jailhouse.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1753674

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Iraq: 17 Killed in Continuing Violence:

Two policemen were killed and one wounded when gunmen ambushed their patrol as they headed to the scene of one of the pilgrim attacks
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L22013000.htm

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Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims ambushed; more bodies found:

Gunmen wounded dozens of Shi’ite pilgrims and killed two in Baghdad on Wednesday. Police also reported the discovery of six more bodies on the streets of Baghdad
tinyurl.com/lu7jn

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Aid agencies unable to enter Samarra:

“Our convoys sent on Sunday and Monday have been prevented from entering the city by US troops and our information from inside is that families are without food, power and potable water, particularly because they cannot leave their homes,” noted Abdel Hameed, a spokesperson for the Iraqi Red Crescent Society
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/bab2ce96945f1f76d6cafe03fd40722e.htm

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Saddam’s foreign minister was CIA source::

In the period before the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein’s foreign minister Naji Sabri, was a secret paid source of the CIA, “NBC Nightly News” reported on Monday.
tinyurl.com/p4xy6

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Troop pullout to be decided by future presidents, Bush says:

Bush said withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq “of course, is an objective, and that’ll be decided by future presidents and the future governments of Iraq.”
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/14153853.htm

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Zbigniew Brzezinski: Iraqi Insurgency Is Wining:

“87% of the Iraqi people want us to leave.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article12441.htm

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Chomsky Calls for Iraqi Reparations:

Noam Chomsky criticized the Iraq War a yesterday, calling the occupation a bungled version of Nazi Germany in Vichy France.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12442.htm

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Sen. Feinstein calls for Rumsfeld’s removal, Iraq troop reduction:

Dianne Feinstein called on President Bush to fire Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his handling of the Iraq war and reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq from the current 130,000 to 50,000 by year’s end.
tinyurl.com/ryrb2

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Helen Thomas Asks President Bush Why He Went to War:

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas asked President Bush what some analysts called the most direct questioning he’s ever received on his reasons for invading Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12437.htm

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Bush makes false claim about Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda :

Olbermann: “Who does the President think he’s F’n kidding?”
www.crooksandliars.com/2006/03/20.html#a7595

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Blair : Iraq Fight Is For Civilization:

TONY Blair yesterday made an extraordinary defence of invading Iraq, saying he was involved in a fight for civilisation.
tinyurl.com/n65oa

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Mike Whitney : Tal Afar; war crimes in Bush’s dystopia :

Bush’s March 20 speech to the City Club of Cleveland was the most derisory string of lies in modern-day oratory. Aside from the dreary repetition of terror-related slogans that appear with mind-numbing frequency, Bush droned on for a good ten minutes about America’s great success in Tal Afar.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12440.htm

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Cost of Iraq War Rises for Taxpayers :

The administration submitted another $72.4 billion request for war-related funding to Congress. NPP analyzes the request and what it means to taxpayers in your state.
www.nationalpriorities.org/iraqwarcost

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Dog handler jailed for Iraq abuse

Images of abuses at Abu Ghraib prison shocked the world
US army dog handler Sgt Michael Smith has been jailed for six months for abusing detainees in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison from 2003 to 2004.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4833236.stm

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Quiet force behind Bush policies:

“Torture memo,” spying, Guantanamo can all be traced to Cheney’s top aide.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12444.htm

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UK residents seek Guantanamo release at High Court:

Lawyers for three long-term British residents held at Guantanamo Bay will return to the High Court today to demand the intervention of the Foreign Secretary in securing their release.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2098180,00.html

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Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian:

Israeli troops raided a West Bank refugee camp Wednesday, killing a wanted Palestinian militant and forcing two others to surrender, the army said.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1754766

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Hamas call parliament session to approve cabinet:

Hamas today moved a step closer to taking control of the Palestinian government, calling a special session of parliament to approve its new Cabinet, sweeping aside objections from the Palestinian president over its refusal to recognise Israel.
www.eecho.ie/news/bstory.asp?j=11524058&p=yy5z4yx4&n=11524146

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Israel a racist society:

Poll: 68% of Jews would refuse to live in same building as an Arab

Sixty-eight percent of Israeli Jews would refuse to live in the same apartment building as an Israeli Arab, according to the results of an annual poll released Wednesday by the Center for the Struggle Against Racism.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/697458.html

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Kill a Palestinian child and get a reward

IDF officer cleared in death of Gaza girl to receive compensation from state
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/697464.html

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Study alleges US sets aside own security interest for Israel’s:

A research paper by two leading American political scientists alleges that the US relationship with Israel is not good for US security, and that the Israeli lobby in the US, particularly the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, has helped exaggerate to the US media and public the importance of making the protection of Israel a key part of US foreign policy.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12435.htm

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Read the report in full: US relationship with Israel is not good for US security
informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/rwp_06_011_walt.pdf

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20 Killed In Afghan Violence :

Afghanistan has seen a surge in bomb and other attacks by Taliban insurgents and their militant allies in recent months. The Taliban have vowed to launch a spring offensive against foreign forces and the country’s Western-backed government.
tinyurl.com/rhpuy

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Authorities investigate killings by Afghan troops near Pakistan border :

Authorities launched an investigation Wednesday into the killings by Afghan security forces of at least 15 people who an Afghan army commander alleged were Taliban rebels but locals said were tribesmen wanting to attend a religious festival.
www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=WORLD&ID=564703971089188233

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Please don’t come home, UN begs Afghan refugees:

IN ONE of the most blunt assessments of post-Taliban life in Afghanistan, a high-ranking United Nations representative has warned refugees not to return home because security is so dire.
tinyurl.com/mkd49

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Bush deeply troubled over Afghan being charged for converting to Christianity:

Abdul Rahman, 41, faces a possible death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity 16 years ago. He has been charged with rejecting Islam, a crime under this country’s Islamic laws
www.wpmi.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=C7D49FFF-9A5C-4A11-927C-8EF03C24DD16

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Taliban control Waziristan:

The military deployed 70,000 troops to Waziristan two years ago to rein in the militants. But the campaign is faltering.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\03\22\story_22-3-2006_pg1_6

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North Korea Touts First-Strike Capability :

North Korea suggested Tuesday it had the ability to launch a pre-emptive attack on the United States, according to the North’s official news agency. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the North had built atomic weapons to counter the U.S. nuclear threat.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12436.htm

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N.Korea upgrades mobile missile arsenal -report:

North Korea is upgrading its mobile missiles, making it easier to launch a surprise attack on neighbours, but it does not have a missile that could hit the continental United States, a report said on Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/p9xhh

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The Next Time He’s Wrong: Will the President Push The Button?:

Federation of American Scientists Warns of Shift Toward Nuclear Preemption
www.dissidentvoice.org/Mar06/Moses21.htm

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Don’t sign up to this upside down Hobbesian contract :

The government insists it can only protect us if we surrender freedoms. But such a grim pact has no place in a democracy
tinyurl.com/erp4u

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Moussaoui’s Guilt: Less Profound Than the FBI’s Own Negligence?:

FBI Special Agent Harry Samit’s testimony yesterday at the Zacarias Moussaoui trial adds just one more piece of evidence to a growing list of incidents showing what Samit himself labeled “criminal negligence.”
www.villagevoice.com/news/index.php?issue=0612&page=ridgeway&id=72620

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Bear Stearns warns against airline stocks due to ‘imminent’ bird flu:

Investment bank Bear Stearns has advised investors to start dumping airline and retail stocks in favour of blue-chip utilities as a hedge against bird flu, warning that a full human pandemic of the H5N1 virus could set off the worst global stock market crash since the 1930s.
tinyurl.com/p5c5l

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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 2319
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$249,019,818,285
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Deranged, Disconnected, and Dangerous

By Paul Craig Roberts

Not since Abraham Lincoln have American civil liberties been so threatened as by the Bush regime. America even has an Attorney General, a Vice President, and a Secretary of Defense who believe in torture. How do they differ from officials in the Third Reich or Stalin’s KGB? Anyone who believes in torture is not an American.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12432.htm

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Must Watch Interview

Colonel Larry Wilkerson Condemns US ‘Ineptitude’

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Within 24 months, we’re going to have to withdraw from Iraq, whether the situation there, politically, economically and so forth, is adequate or not because we’ve stretched our ground forces to the point of breaking. We have officers who are leaving the Army and the Marine Corps now because they don’t want to do a third and possibly a fourth tour in Afghanistan or Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12433.htm

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Former GOP Strategist Kevin Phillips on American Theocracy

The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century

The Bush electorate is probably 50 to 55% people who believe in Armageddon and probably more or less the same numbers who believe that the Antichrist is already on earth.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12430.htm

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The Iraq War: Three Years On – The march of folly, that has led to a bloodbath

By Robert Fisk

Things have been far worse than we have been told. Our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows … We are today not far from a disaster.” This is the most concise and accurate account I have yet read of our present folly.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12426.htm

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29 Killed as Gunmen Raid Iraqi Police Station:

Iraqi insurgents stormed a jail near dawn Tuesday in the Sunni Muslim heartland north of Baghdad, killing 19 police officers and a courthouse guard in a prison break that freed dozens of prisoners and left 10 attackers dead, authorities said
tinyurl.com/eeptz

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27 Killed In Continuing Violence:

A Baghdad hospital received six bodies, including that of a woman, with gunshot wounds, a security guard said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO061594.htm

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Baghdad:

The soldier was killed by small-arms fire March 21 at 1:10 p.m. while patrolling in western Baghdad.
tinyurl.com/l2kg9

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A roster of the Iraq Resistance:

There is no consensus on the precise number of fighters, but estimates range from a few thousand to more than 50,000.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/03/21/MNG8OHRHTV1.DTL

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Iraqis Detail Deadly U.S. Marine Raid:

Shortly after a roadside bomb killed a U.S. Marine in a western Iraqi town, American troops went into nearby houses and shot dead 15 members of two families, including a 3-year-old-girl, residents say.
www.startribune.com/722/story/318788.html

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US probes Iraqi civilian deaths :

The US military has said it is conducting a criminal investigation into allegations that US marines shot and killed 15 Iraqi civilians.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4827424.stm

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Elaborate U.S. bases raise long-term questions: Are the Americans here to stay?

Air Force mechanic Josh Remy is sure of it as he looks around Balad.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12427.htm

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Using Our Might to Keep Oil Cheap :

Conservatives have denounced the thriller Syriana, a film that explores the Machiavellian politics of Mideast oil. Pundit Charles Krauthammer, for example, says the movie exports “the most vicious and pernicious mendacities about America to a receptive world.”
tinyurl.com/gpcfx

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Abu Ghraib Dog Handler Found Guilty:

A jury found an Army dog handler guilty Tuesday of abusing detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison by terrifying them with a military dog
cbs11tv.com/national/topstories_story_080104249.html

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‘Northern Iraq Ruled by Force and Fear’ :

Time defended Kurdistan is a veritable police state, where the Asayeesh, the military security, has a house in each neighborhood, and where the Parastin “secret police” monitor phone conversations and keep tabs on who attends Friday prayers
www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&hn=31094

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Iraqi diplomat gave U.S. prewar WMD details:

Saddam’s foreign minister told CIA the truth, so why didn’t agency listen?
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11927856

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Readers Request.

This is a must watch documentary

The Power of Nightmares – Part I

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares. The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11091.htm

Part II
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11092.htm

Part III
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11093.htm

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A must read:

Chalmers Johnson on Our Military Empire: Cold Warrior in a Strange Land
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=70243

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In case you missed it: :

Chalmers Johnson: Militarism and the American Empire :

Distinguished social scientist and public intellectual Chalmers Johnson, joins host Harry Kreisler for a conversation on the nature of the American Empire and its costs and consequences for the future of American democracy and power in the world. Video
informationclearinghouse.info/article6379.htm

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Bush: U.S. will protect Israel :

President Bush said the United States would use “military might” to protect Israel.
jta.org/page_view_breaking_story.asp?intid=1871

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Pro-Israel lobby in U.S. under attack.:

Two of America’s top scholars have published a searing attack on the role and power of Washington’s pro-Israel lobby in a British journal, warning that its “decisive” role in fomenting the Iraq war is now being repeated with the threat of action against Iran. And they say that the Lobby is so strong that they doubt their article would be accepted in any U.S.-based publication.
www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060320-124726-1902r

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Will Iran Help Bush Preserve His Republican Majority?:

Could it be that ‘Axis of Evil’ Iran holds the electoral fortunes of the U.S. Republican Party and the fate of Iraq in the palm of its hands? According to this analysis from Lebanon’s leading Arab-Language newspaper Annahar, Iran may be willing to help pull the White House’s coals out of the Iraqi fire … for a price.
www.watchingamerica.com/annahar000001.shtml

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America’s options for Iran:

US support for an Iranian civilian nuclear capability could produce positive results for both the United States and Iran.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HC18Ak04.html

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Anti-Israel rabbis vow Hamas support:

A group of anti-Zionist rabbis has visited the Palestinian parliament to pledge their support for the prospective Hamas-led government.
tinyurl.com/jrjel

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Why Orthodox Jews are opposed to the Zionist “State”:

The People of Israel oppose the so-called “State of Israel” for four reasons:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1506.htm

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Taliban eyed as 4 cops killed:

Suspected Taliban rebels ambushed a police patrol in the mountains of southern Afghanistan yesterday and killed four officers, authorities said.
www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2006/03/21/1497933-sun.html

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Pakistani Taliban take control of unruly tribal belt :

A powerful new militia dubbed “the Pakistani Taliban” has effectively seized control of swaths of the country’s northern tribal areas in recent months, triggering alarm in Islamabad and marking a big setback in America’s “war on terror”.
www.guardian.co.uk/pakistan/Story/0,,1735600,00.html

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UAE, Saudi considering to move reserves out of dollar:

A number of Middle Eastern central banks said on Tuesday they would seek to switch reserves from the US greenback to euros.
www.middleeastforex.com/index.php?section=147

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Dubai’s $1.2 Bln Bid for U.S. Weapons Maker Delayed:

Dubai, which agreed this month to sell its interest in U.S. ports, said its $1.2 billion takeover of a U.K. company with U.S. plants that make military equipment is delayed while the authorities investigate security concerns.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aYviQvnuQG0c

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Chavez Lashes Out at Free-Trade Pacts :

Venezuela agreed Monday to sell fuel under preferential terms to an El Salvador association created by a group of leftist mayors.
tinyurl.com/jpp8n

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Venezuela Wants Terrorist out of US:

Venezuelan ambassador to Washington Bernardo Alvarez stated that during a meeting with US Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon on February, he ratified in writing his country”s extradition request.
tinyurl.com/hzr24

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Gerry Adams detained in US ‘terror watch’:

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was detained at a Washington airport yesterday after attending a meeting of Irish leaders with US President George Bush
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=176396924&p=y7639763x

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Video: Some College professors are killers:

Rev, Pat Robertson Spreading Peace, Love and Hatred:
informationclearinghouse.info/article12431.htm

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FBI Agent Slams Bosses at Moussaoui Trial :

The FBI agent who arrested Zacarias Moussaoui in August 2001 testified Monday he spent almost four weeks trying to warn U.S. officials about the radical Islamic student pilot but ``criminal negligence’’ by superiors in Washington thwarted a chance to stop the 9/11 attacks.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5699662,00.html

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McCain Takes on DeLay Accomplice:

There have been a number of signs lately that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), eyeing 2008, is cozying up to the Republican establishment, but this just might be the surest one yet.
www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000137.php

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Speed voting: House flies through $91.9 billion spending bill :

Seeking to consolidate time as House Members slogged through dozens of proposed amendments to the $91.9 billion emergency spending bill Thursday, Republican leaders resurrected a tactic that hadn’t been used in nearly 20 years: speed
tinyurl.com/jf2ww

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Invisible Lives:

When Hurricane Katrina blew across the Gulf Coast, it also blew the lid off America’s dirty little secret. For years, the poor people in the United States have been virtually invisible. But now there is no denying the truth—37 million Americans live in poverty.
tinyurl.com/fx678

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Japan’s rich buy organs from executed Chinese prisoners :

Hundreds of well-off Japanese and other nationals are turning to China’s burgeoning human organ transplant industry, paying tens of thousands of pounds for livers and kidneys, which in some cases have been harvested from executed prisoners and sold to hospitals.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12429.htm

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Bolivia: Water is a human right:

Bolivia is refusing to sign an international declaration on the importance of clean water because it falls short of calling access to it a human right.
tinyurl.com/ejgwj

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UN warns of worst mass extinctions for 65m years:

Humans have provoked the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65m years ago, according to a UN report that calls for unprecedented worldwide efforts to address the slide.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329438787-111492,00.html

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Bush staffers ejected 3 at speech
www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3619779

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Life in the Shadows of the Empire:

As each of us individually struggle to make our way through this competitive world, it can be easy to lose sight, let alone recognize the fabric deterioration of our ostensibly “democratic” social compact.
www.counterpunch.org/martin03182006.html

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