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Date: 30 April 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 Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2400
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$277,147,958,701
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Turkey Refuses U.S. Request To Allow Attack On Iran From Turkish Base

By YNetNews

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Sunday that his country refused a request from the United States to attack Iran from its Air Force base in Incirlik, despite the U.S. offer of a nuclear reactor, according to a report in Al Biyan.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12887.htm

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Time to shut-down the UN

By Mike Whitney

When the bombing begins in Iran, the UN can finally board-up its doors and send the diplomats home; there’ll be no more reason to maintain the pretense. An attack on Iranian facilities will signal a period of global realignment where states either submit to the Washington axis or join the growing resistance. We are quickly moving towards Bush’s dream of a world that is divided into “us against them”.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12890.htm

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Robert Fisk: Seen through a Syrian lens,

‘unknown Americans’ are provoking civil war in Iraq

By Robert Fisk

The Americans, my interlocutor suspected, are trying to provoke an Iraqi civil war so that Sunni Muslim insurgents spend their energies killing their Shia co-religionists rather than soldiers of the Western occupation forces. “I swear to you that we have very good information,” my source says, finger stabbing the air in front of him.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12885.htm

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Failed States

The US Has the Characteristics of A “Failed State”

By Stephen Lendman

Having laid out his premises, Chomsky believes the US today exhibits the very features we cite as characteristics of “failed states” – a term we use for nations seen as potential threats to our security which may require our intervention against in self-defense.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12889.htm

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Praying for Peace or Preying on Peace?

By Rev. WILLIAM A. ALBERTS

The United Methodist Church should be bringing disciplinary action against President George Bush for war crimes. Evidence continues to mount that Bush, a United Methodist, deliberately used his religious faith to deceive the American people in the run-up to his administration’s pre-meditated war against non-threatening, sanctions-weakened, defenseless Iraq.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12891.htm

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Bombs, Drive-By Shootings Kill 9 In Iraq:

Bombs and drive-by shootings Sunday killed nine people in Iraq, and the bodies of seven Iraqi men who apparently were kidnapped and tortured were found in three areas of the capital.
www.wral.com/apworldnews/9115265/detail.html

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Turkish Armed Forces Strike PKK Camps in N. Iraq :

The Northern Iraqi cities of Amedi and Zaho, sheltering Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, were hit with mortar attacks in “Operation Crescent.”
www.zaman.com/?bl=national&alt=&hn=32593

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Iraq Concerned Over Turkish Invasion:

So far, the Turkish military was said to have penetrated 10 kilometers into Iraq in the operation against the Kurdish Workers Party, or PKK
www.menewsline.com/stories/2006/april/04_30_1.html

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Kurdistan: Dangerous Passage:

Could another front be opening in the Iraq war? Over recent weeks, some 200,000 Turkish troops, backed by tanks and helicopter gunships, have massed along the mountainous border with Iraq. Trucks passing from Turkey, ferrying the imported goods and foodstuffs that are the lifeblood of the Kurdish economy, have slowed from 1,000 a day to just a couple of hundred.
msnbc.msn.com/id/12555396/site/newsweek/

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Iran ‘attacks Iraq Kurdish area’ :

raq has accused Iranian forces of entering Iraqi territory and shelling Kurdish rebel positions in the north. Iranian troops bombed border areas near the town of Hajj Umran before crossing into Iraq, the defence ministry in Baghdad said on Sunday.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12888.htm

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‘Don’t attack us or else,’ Kurdish guerrillas warn Iran:

Lodged in northern Iraq in an area flanked by NATO member Turkey and Washington’s foe Iran, elements of the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have accused Teheran of attacking their encampments.
tinyurl.com/geu86

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Powell Says He Urged Bush to Send More Troops to Iraq :

Powell, in an interview with Britain’s ITV1, says he gave the advice to now – retired General Tommy Franks, who planned the Iraq invasion, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Mr. Bush.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-04-30-voa11.cfm

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‘I Demand a Timetable’:

Moqtada al-Sadr on war, peace and occupation.
msnbc.msn.com/id/12550915/site/newsweek/

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Bush Warns of ‘More Days of Sacrifice’:

President Bush warned in his weekly radio address of tough fighting to come and “more days of sacrifice and struggle” in Iraq as April drew to a close as the deadliest month for American forces this year.
www.kfmb.com/stories/story.48464.html

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Fallout From U.S. Strikes:

In a report to be posted on the IAEA’s Web site this week, the agency states that about 1,000 Iraqi men, women and children in a village near the former Tuwaitha nuclear research facility are living inside an area contaminated by radioactive residue and ruin. “I can only guess that a lot of the damage at Tuwaitha was from bombing,”
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12440710/site/newsweek/

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US urges new aid to Iraq power grid:

A senior U.S. official said on Sunday Gulf Arab states and other foreigners should help Iraq build new power stations, as U.S. investment in the electricity sector winds down after three years of reconstruction aid.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060430/pl_nm/iraq_electricity_dc_1

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Tens of thousands in New York march against the war in Iraq:

Tens of thousands of antiwar protesters marched yesterday through Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq just hours after an American soldier died in a roadside explosion in Baghdad — the 70th US fighter killed in that country this month.
tinyurl.com/kl2r4

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Iran: ‘Maximum’ Cooperation Offered To IAEA, Not Security Council :

Iran says it could allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to resume snap inspections of its nuclear facilities, but only if the UN Security Council returns Iran’s case to the jurisdiction of the UN’s nuclear watchdog. The White House has rejected the offer.
www.payvand.com/news/06/apr/1248.html

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Iran says digging in for confrontation over nuclear programme :

Iran has said it was digging in for a confrontation with the West over its disputed nuclear programme, vowing that neither UN Security Council resolutions nor US military action could force a climbdown.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/205823/1/.html

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‘Iran will face music’ says Powell:

He said the Security Council was only likely to be able to agree on a “quite limited” range of such measures against the regime.
www.itn.co.uk/news/index_1167108.html

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Iran says U.N. sanctions would boost oil prices even higher :

The Iranian deputy oil minister said Sunday he did not believe the United Nations would impose sanctions on Iran because that would boost oil prices even higher.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060430-0726-iran-nuclear.html

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Iran holds the trump card in oil game :

As the crisis escalates, Washington’s diplomatic partners will become gravely worried about their energy supplies.
www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=419464

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New oil shock ahead as $100 spike looms :

The growing international crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme could trigger a catastrophic oil price spike, sending crude prices over $100 a barrel, senior Wall Street analysts are warning.
observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1764412,00.html

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China threatens to veto sanctions against Iran :

CHINA has threatened to veto any proposal to impose sanctions on Iran if it does not give up its quest for nuclear power. This will split the United Nations as it meets this week to discuss how to handle the standoff.
tinyurl.com/kbuwd

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A reliable prophet of doom:

I believe that George Bush is a prophet. But not just any old prophet. A special kind – one whose actions bring about the very things he claims will happen, albeit without any recognition of his role in causing them to occur. He is, therefore, a self-fulfilling prophet. Let me explain.
tinyurl.com/jy5ls

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Bush praises Azerbaijan’s president, despite spotty record:

The meeting demonstrated the difficulty the administration faces as it seeks to maintain U.S. access to oil and gas supplies from countries that may be unstable or unreliable, often because of corruption or human-rights abuses.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002960283_azer29.html

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Thousands Protest Turkish Plans To Build Nuclear Plant :

housands rallied in Turkey’s Black Sea coastal city of Sinop on Saturday to protest government plans to build the country’s first nuclear power plant there
tinyurl.com/gusr5

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Turkey, Israel make undersea connections:

Leaders in Israel and Turkey envision a network of four underwater pipelines for transporting Russian oil and natural gas, with feeder lines to Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Lebanon.
www.washingtontimes.com/world/20060430-010130-7755r.htm

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Haniya: Palestinian president has the right to negotiate with any party:

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismael Haniya said on Sunday that his government will not appose any negotiations spearheaded by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas with any party, including Israel.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=861279

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Syria begins national campaign to gather money for Palestinians:

Syria began a weeklong campaign on Sunday to collect money for the Palestinians, following a visit by the Palestinian foreign minister 10 days ago.
tinyurl.com/g8wlt

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Why are the Palestinians expected to take the blame?:

How long is a sane man expected to sit on his hands while his enemy slaps him in the face? The Palestinian people have endured a prolonged aggression by a pariah state, and yet the world not only expects them to sit on their hands, the world blames them for it.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=107&ItemID=10178

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Sudan agrees to deal on Darfur:

The Sudanese government has accepted a peace deal brokered by the African Union (AU) after talks in Nigeria, but the rebels say they still have reservations over the deal.
tinyurl.com/h55hu

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Cuba, Bolivia, Venezuela Reject U.S. Trade:

Bolivia’s president signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on Saturday rejecting U.S.-backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1905711

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Bolivia Ready to Recover National Resources, Says Evo Morales:

In a keynote address, the Bolivian leader noted it is important to free the country’s natural resources from foreign domination, assuring that his government is organized and prepared to recover those resources from the oil companies, which have caused great damage to Bolivia.
www.periodico26.cu/english/news_cuba/evom042906.htm

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April 1965 and the unfinished Dominican revolution :

On April 28, 1965, 42,000 U.S. troops poured into the Dominican Republic to put down the beginnings of a democratic revolution in the Caribbean country. That invasion and the repression that followed continue to shape the Dominican people’s struggle for true sovereignty.
tinyurl.com/hp7h8

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Egypt extends emergency law:

The Muslim Brotherhood, the strongest opposition force, said there was no justification for extending the law, which Hosni Mubarak, the president, last year promised to substitute with anti-terrorism legislation.
tinyurl.com/kdp5b

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U.S. trying to halt suit against NSA: It’s official:

The Bush administration formally said Friday that it will try to halt a lawsuit that accuses AT&T of helping the National Security Agency spy on Americans illegally.
news.com.com/2061-10789_3-6066688.html

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In leak cases, new pressure on journalists :

The Bush administration is putting pressure on the press as never before, and it is operating in a judicial climate that seems increasingly receptive to constraints on journalists.
tinyurl.com/j2wrq

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Data Show How Patriot Act Used:

The FBI issued thousands of subpoenas to banks, phone companies and Internet providers last year, aggressively using a power enhanced under the Patriot Act to monitor the activities of U.S. citizens, Justice Department data released late Friday showed.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12886.htm

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Congress may consider mandatory ISP snooping:

It didn’t take long for the idea of forcing Internet providers to retain records of their users’ activities to gain traction in the U.S. Congress.
news.com.com/Congress%20may%20consider%20mandatory%20ISP%20snooping/2100-1028_3-6066608.html?tag=nefd.top?yousayyouwantarevolution

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William Pfaff: Why Europe should reject U.S. market capitalism :

In the United States, the new model of corporate business has evolved toward a form of crony capitalism, in which business and government interests are often corruptly intermingled, the system resistant to reform because of the financial dependence of both major political parties on contributed money.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/28/opinion/edpfaff.php

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Noam Chomsky: Failed States:

We began by considering four critical issues that should rank high on the agenda of those concerned with the prospects for a decent future. Two of them are literally matters of survival: nuclear war and environmental disaster.
informationclearinghouse.info/article12892.htm

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