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Date: 26 July 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 2570

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$298,930,153,993
See the cost in your community
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Cowards – Cowards – Cowards

World Leaders Cower Before U.S. Power

Diplomats Back Troops, but Not Cease-fire, for Mideast

By HELENE COOPER

In the face of United States opposition, an international conference here today stopped short of calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Lebanon crisis. The conference instead adopted more nebulous language that reflected America’s desire to give Israel time to continue its bombardment of Hezbollah targets.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14199.htm

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Picture showing people carrying body out of the rubble that is Lebanon
tinyurl.com/jv56o

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Empire: War and Propaganda

By John Pilger

The US role in supporting Israel’s military assault on Lebanon falls into a pattern of imperial tyranny, where history is rewritten to suit America’s needs while Europe stands cravenly by.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14211.htm

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Lebanon’s Children and Israeli Phosphorous Bombs

By Randa Takieddin

Did the American people see on CNN the child whose face was burnt by Israeli phosphorous bombs in Lebanon? Did they hear him screaming in pain at Sidon Hospital, with his mother falling to pieces in agony beside him because of the injury he sustained from the terrible bombs? How can the American people accept their elected President George W. Bush’s rejection of a ceasefire?
informationclearinghouse.info/article14208.htm

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Israeli Bombs Kills 4 UN Observers

By Reuters

“I am shocked and deeply distressed by the apparently deliberate targeting by Israeli Defence Forces of a UN Observer post in southern Lebanon,” Mr Annan said.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14194.htm

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UN Officials: Observers Asked Israel 10 Times To Halt Bombs

By Associated Press

U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon called the Israeli military 10 times over a six-hour period to ask it to halt its nearby bombing before their observation post was hit, killing four people, according to details of a preliminary U.N. report on the incident released to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14206.htm

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Israeli missiles had clearly pierced the very centre of the red cross on the roof of each ambulance

By Robert Fisk

The United States sees this bloodbath as an ‘opportunity’ rather than a tragedy, a chance to humble Hizbollah’s supporters in Tehran and help to shape the ‘new Middle East’ of which Ms Rice spoke so blandly yesterday. In fact it will more likely to prove to be Syria’s attempt to humble Israel and the United States in Lebanon.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14207.htm

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You Can Not Kill Us All

This is a must listen interview with Tina Naccache in Beirut

The Silence of the good people of the United States is deafening! How can they not do anything?
informationclearinghouse.info/article14195.htm

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Who are the real terrorists in the Middle East?

What exactly is being defended? Is it the citizens of Israel or the nature of the Israeli state?

By Oren Ben-Dor

Silence about the immoral core of Israeli statehood makes us all complicit in breeding the terrorism that threatens a catastrophe which could tear the world apart.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14210.htm

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Five Myths That Sanction Israel’s War Crimes

By Jonathan Cook

So the chronology of war has been reorganized: now we are being told that Israel was forced to attack Lebanon to defend itself from the barrage of Hezbollah rockets falling on Israeli civilians. The international community is buying the argument hook, line, and sinker. “Israel has the right to defend itself,” says every politician who can find a microphone to talk into.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14196.htm

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The American Guilt

By Nasim Zehra

The world has facilitated Israel’s continuing crime. As always the muted Arab and Muslim response are inconsequential. UN’s early murmurings against disproportionate response, were initially ignored. Led by the United States the international community has given Israel a carte blanche to do whatever Israel considers necessary to promote its security. This was conveyed by the mild worded G-8 summit statement. C
informationclearinghouse.info/article14197.htm

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Uncensored News Reports From Across The Middle East

Video News Reports

– Warning – This video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Click here to watch.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14213.htm

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Could U.S. Troops End Up in Lebanon?:,

A well-connected former CIA officer has told me that the Bush Administration is in fact considering exactly such a deployment.
tinyurl.com/eekv6

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14 Israeli troops killed In attacks on S. Lebanon :

Hezbollah inflicted heavy casualties on Israeli troops as they battled for a key hilltop town in southern Lebanon for a fourth day Wednesday, with as many as 14 soldiers reported killed. Lebanese official
informationclearinghouse.info/article14200.htm

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Nasrallah vows to fire missiles into Israel’s heart :

“We are entering a new phase in the confrontation, the phase of (striking) beyond Haifa,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech referring to Israel’s main northern city.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14205.htm

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Dahr Jamail : Hezbollah Could Be Gaining Strength :

“People are afraid, and in need, and we are protecting them and helping care for the refugees created by this Zionist aggression,” he told IPS. “The longer this fight continues, the more support we will have. We are prepared to fight to the very end.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article14201.htm

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Ahmed Motiar: Accepting Israeli Distortions To Justify Aggression :

Hamas and Hizbullah campaigns are legitimate resistance operations fighting a colonial army of occupation. Instead, by labeling their actions as “terrorism”, it effectively denies them the rights we all enjoy, namely, the right to be free, democratic and live in security without occupation.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14204.htm

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US will not pressure Israel to stop:

Israeli ambassador to Washington Danny Ayalon, said that the US government would not pressure Israel to halt its operations in Lebanon.
tinyurl.com/kwqkj

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Irish officer warned Israel on threat to U.N. staff:

An Irish army officer in south Lebanon warned Israel six times that air strikes threatened the lives of U.N. observers there before four staff were killed in a direct hit, Ireland’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/fuy25

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UK Assists Israel and U.S. In Killing Lebanese Civilians:

US. Sending Bombs To Israel Through The UK:
informationclearinghouse.info/article14203.htm

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Dahr Jamail: Refugees Have Only Their Anger:

Among hundreds of thousands of refugees scattered across city parks, schools and abandoned buildings in Beirut, new and chilling words have been doing the rounds.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14198.htm

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Israel’s war with Hizbollah part of wider U.S. plan:

The United States wants to destroy Hizbollah, partly to prevent it from menacing Israel but also to humble the group’s “founding patron Iran and its ally Syria”, whose actions Washington says threaten the entire Middle East.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25902370.htm

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Saudi King Washes Lebanons Blood Fom His Hands:

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has promised to give $500m to Lebanon to pay for reconstruction.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5214354.stm

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3 Children Among 19 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Occupation Forces in Gaza:

Israeli occupation forces killed 19 Palestinians in fighting across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including at least 10 civilians, three were children and one a handicapped man, medics and witnesses said.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14202.htm

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22 Taliban killed in Afghanistan fighting:

Fighting in southern Afghanistan killed 22 suspected Taliban militants, officials said Wednesday
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4073998.html

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U.S. soldier among 8 killed:

Fighting in eastern provinces left a U.S. soldier and seven suspected Taliban dead, officials said.
tinyurl.com/jzo7h

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Iraq: Killings continue as U.S. occupation grinds on:

Gunmen dressed in police uniforms kidnapped 17 people, including five women and two children, from an apartment building in central Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L26526826.htm

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Counting Corpses :

Each refrigerator holds about 25 bodies, and they’re fully stocked; leftover corpses, and even some solitary limbs, pile up nearby. Morgue staff go about their business among swarms of black flies. It’s just another day in Baghdad
informationclearinghouse.info/article14212.htm

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Bush, Iraq’s Maliki clash on Mideast crisis :

The two leaders disagreed on calls for a ceasefire, with Maliki emphasizing “the importance of immediate ceasefire” and Bush sticking by his view that a ceasefire can come only as part of a long-term solution.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060725/pl_afp/mideastconflictusiraq

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Pigs at the trough:

N.J. Congressmen Boycott Iraqi Leader’s Speech :

Democratic Representatives Frank Pallone and Bill Pascrell Junior skipped the session because of al-Maliki’s negative remarks about Israel and for not condemning Hezbollah militants.

At the heart of the Lebanon crisis lie the lethal mistakes of George Bush : Instead of pursuing a Middle East peace deal, the White House’s big idea has been to bomb people into democracy
wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_207163300.html

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James Bamford: Iran: The Next War :

Even before the bombs fell on Baghdad, a group of senior Pentagon officials were plotting to invade another country. Their covert campaign once again relied on false intelligence and shady allies. But this time, the target was Iran.
www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/10962352/iran_the_next_war/1

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Stand up to US, voters :

Britain should take a much more robust and independent approach to the United States, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today, which finds strong public opposition to Tony Blair’s close working relationship with President Bush.
politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,,1828225,00.html

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Waging a Dirty War With Italy’s Help:

An exposé of the close relationship between President Bush and Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi — Big B and little b — reveals that country to be our willing partner in our dirty ‘war on terror.’
www.alternet.org/story/39482

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Schumer and Clinton Pressed To Reappoint Bolton:

As the Senate prepares to consider anew the nomination of John Bolton as United Nations ambassador, Senators Schumer and Clinton are facing increasing pressure from pro-Israel groups to renounce another Democratic filibuster in light of the escalating war in the Middle East.
www.nysun.com/article/36756?access=812716

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Why is Bill Clinton campaigning for Lieberman?:

It has everything to do with 2008, Hillary, AIPAC, and Israel.
www.alternet.org/bloggers/frel/39425

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US Cops Continue Studying Counterterrorism in Israel:

A private US-Israeli company, Security Solutions International, is responding to the need for better quality training by sponsoring a training missions to Israel for US law enforcement and security officers.
www.theconservativevoice.com/articles/article.html?id=16424

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FBI paid informants in case of accused terror cell:

The FBI paid almost $56,000 to two confidential informants who are key to the case against seven men accused of being involved in a terrorist plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and other targets.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14209.htm

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GOP Protection Racket:

Nothing could be further from the truth. Republicans are not the party of security. They are the party of fear. From their colorized terrorism alerts to their exaggerated threats of Iraqi WMDs, the Republican party wants us to feel afraid.
www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/07/25/gop_protection_racket.php

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In case you missed it:

The Power of Nightmares:

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/video1037.htm

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Judge Dismisses Suit Over Phone Records :

Citing national security, a federal judge Tuesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at blocking AT&T Inc. from giving telephone records to the government for use in the war on terror.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4071709.html

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Tower block fire aids 9/11 debate :

Jose Torero, professor of fire safety engineering at the University of Edinburgh, conducted the experiment on a 24-storey tower block in Dalmarnock.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/5216788.stm

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Date: 25 July 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 2567

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$298,611,014,660
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Picture – From Lebanon

Ali Shaito, Implores his mother, Muntaha, to stay conscious as she lays near death from shrapnel wounds
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14180.htm

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Lebanese Doctor Says Israel Using ‘Phosphorus Weapons’

Video Report

The doctor treating the family says that there is phosphorus in the weapons that cause extremely painful burns on it’s victims.:

– WARNING – Graphic images .

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14181.htm

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Israeli Missiles Rip Into Lebanese Medics

By Megan K. Stack

Six Red Cross volunteers were wounded in the Sunday attack, and the injured family they were ferrying to safety suffered fresh agonies. A middle-age man lost his leg from the knee down. His mother was partially paralyzed. A little boy’s head was hammered by shrapnel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14182.htm

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The wounded cry out for slain loved ones

By Anthony Shadid

“Where’s my father? Where’s my father?” asked Mahmoud Srour, an 8-year-old whose face was burned beyond recognition after an Israeli missile struck the family’s car Sunday. His mother, Nouhad, lurched toward his hospital bed, her eyes welling with tears.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14178.htm

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Why Is Israel Destroying Lebanon?

By Patrick Seale

Its strategy in Lebanon seems to be to empty the south of its population, driving the Shi’ites out of their traditional homeland, where they have lived for centuries, in much the same way as it continues its pitiless onslaught on Gaza. In Lebanon, some 600,000 people have already been displaced, while the entire country is being brutalized and strangled.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14191.htm

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My Letter to Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fouad Siniora

Why did you allow the Secretary of State to visit Beirut?

By Mike Whitney

What type of man would put out the “red carpet” for his enemy while his people are still being slaughtered in the field?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14190.htm

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The spirit of resistance

By Pepe Escobar

As southern Lebanon is turned into a wasteland mirroring the Gaza gulag, Washington neo-cons may stridently celebrate the contours of a final solution for the Hamas-Hezbollah “problem”. Or should they?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14187.htm

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Uncensored News Reports From Across The Middle East

Video News Reports

Warning

This video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14184.htm

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Iraq: At least 36 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

The U.S. military killed two civilians on Monday after a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in Saqlawiya, near Falluja, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L25495829.htm

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New questions about US military’s ‘aggression’ in Iraq:

Reports allege that tactics for operations, interrogations led to continued prisoner abuse, wrongful deaths.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0724/dailyUpdate.html?s=mesdu

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US to boost troop presence in Baghdad::

President George W. Bush said on Tuesday the United States would boost the presence of U.S. troops and Iraqi security personnel in Baghdad in an effort to curb the violence in the capital.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060725/ts_nm/iraq_bush_troops_dc

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Iraqi general criticises US security approach:

A top Iraqi military officer yesterday drew a dark picture of the security situation in his war-torn country while on a visit to Washington and said the current US strategy lacked vision and had failed.
tinyurl.com/ocxgy

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In a world gone crazy :

50 percent of U.S. thinks Iraq had WMDs: :

Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded the country in 2003 — up from 36 percent last year, a Harris poll finds.
tinyurl.com/rq2l9

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Pigs at the trough:

Democrats Blast Iraqi Prime Minister on Israel Statements:

Congressional Democrats voiced alarm on Tuesday over Iraq’s denunciation of Israel in the Mideast conflict, and some said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s upcoming address to Congress should be canceled unless he apologizes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14189.htm

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White House Endorses Column Calling For Israel to Attack Syria :

“It’s Time To Let The Israelis Take Off The Gloves,”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14193.htm

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Air strikes kills 7 civilians :

Israeli troops sealed off a Hezbollah stronghold and warplanes killed six people in a market city in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, while Beirut was pounded by new air strikes. Guerrillas fired rockets at northern Israel, killing a girl
tinyurl.com/mkxxb

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Two IDF soldiers killed in battle for Bint Jbail :

An Israel “:Defense Forces” officer and a soldier were killed and 14 soldiers were wounded, two of them seriously, in a battle yesterday with Hezbollah in the town of Bint Jbail, in the central sector in South Lebanon.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/742250.html

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Israel used cluster grenades on civilians:

A US-based human rights group has accused Israel of using artillery-fired cluster grenades against a Lebanese village last week during its assault against Hezbollah.
tinyurl.com/oydmp

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Full HRW Report: Israeli Cluster Munitions Hit Civilians in Lebanon –

Israel Must Not Use Indiscriminate Weapons
hrw.org/english/docs/2006/07/24/isrlpa13798.htm

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MK Bishara: IDF attacks ‘like a nuclear bomb on Lebanon’:

Knesset member Azmi Bishara (Balad) has accused Israel of such massive use of force in the conflict with Hizbullah that “it’s like a nuclear bomb falling on Lebanon – the whole country is destroyed.”
tinyurl.com/myp6v

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Latest Pictures From Lebanon

– – WARNING –

Graphic images depicting the reality and horror of Israel’s Invasion and destruction of Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14186.htm

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US keen on giving Israel time in Lebanon:

According to a well-worn script that Israel has grown accustomed to over the years, the arrival of the US secretary of state during wartime means an end to Israeli military advances. But this time the script is different.
tinyurl.com/q5kke

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Israel occupy portion of Lebanon :

Israel says it will keep control over an area in southern Lebanon until an international force can be deployed.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5214046.stm

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Hezbollah proves its mettle:

Hezbollah’s war with Israel, so far, has been a rare military accomplishment in the history of the Middle East conflict, analysts say. But they doubt whether the Islamist militia can endure sustained and intensive warfare.
tinyurl.com/rmm59

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U.S. plan for Lebanon likely to fail, Arab analysts:

“I think it’s preposterous. From the beginning this is a plan that cannot be achieved,” former Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Maher told Reuters.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L24687078.htm

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Military Intelligence Chief: Syrian army now at its highest state of alert :

Yadlin emphasized that “neither Syria nor Israel are interested in a military clash but the situation is explosive and the events may potentially be incorrectly interpreted. This could entangle Syria up in a battle against us.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/742628.html

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Saudi king warns of Middle East war:

In a statement read out on state television on Tuesday, King Abdullah said, “If the option of peace fails as a result of Israeli arrogance, then the only option remaining will be war, and God alone knows what the region would witness in a conflict that would spare no one.”
tinyurl.com/qe9fl

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U.S. Turns to Arab Dictators to Contain Hezbollah:

The United States is using authoritarian Arab leaders, who fear that Iran could export its revolutionary political model to their disgruntled populations and are concerned about Washington’s reprisal against them a la Saddam Hussein in Iraq
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14185.htm

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Hamas PM slams Rice’s ‘new Middle East’ concept :

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya said the US view of a new Middle East was one that began with “destroying Lebanon” and with killing the maximum number of Palestinians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14183.htm

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Seven Palestinians, including two children, killed in the Gaza Strip on Monday :

A 5-year old child was killed and three members of her family were injured in Beit Lahia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. In a separate incident, a child and his grandmother were killed; three residents were injured in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
tinyurl.com/mvd4f

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UN official accuses Israel of excessive force in Gaza :

UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland today criticised Israel’s strike last month on the sole power plant in impoverished Gaza as a “clear” example of disproportionate use of force.
tinyurl.com/n2vja

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Israelis accused of ‘human shields’ tactic :

According to the Israeli human rights group, B’tselem, six civilians including two minors were subjected to the illegal tactic during an invasion into the town of Beit Hanoun last week.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5212870.stm

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Leave your home, we are going to demolish it:

Without warning, the telephone or cellular phone rings in a Palestinian home. The caller is an Israeli intelligence officer who speaks weak Arabic. He speaks little and has only specific words to say, “We are from the Israeli Defence Force. Leave the house – we will destroy it in half an hour.”
www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&Do=Print&ID=13669

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A Must Listen BBC Radio Documentary:

A Date With Bevin:

Jewish insurgents, who had long been fighting a bloody insurgency campaign against British troops in Palestine, were about to take their war to London.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14188.htm

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US soldier, seven rebels killed in Afghan occupation :

A U.S. soldier and seven insurgents have been killed in two separate clashes in Afghanistan, coalition forces said on Tuesday, in the latest spate of violence in the country.
tinyurl.com/oap3n

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Bomb kills 2 in Kabul:

The bomb on a busy Kabul road — the latest in a series of blasts that have rattled the capital — killed a man and woman in the taxi and wounded four other people
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-07-25-afghanistan-bomb_x.htm

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Trio cleared of red mercury plot :

Three men have been cleared of trying to procure a substance which police claimed could have made a “dirty bomb”.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5176522.stm

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Marshals: Innocent People Placed On ‘Watch List’ To Meet Quota:

“Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft … and they did nothing wrong,” said one federal air marshal.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/9559707/detail.html?taf=den

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In case you missed it.

The Power of Nightmares:

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/video1037.htm

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Judge backs CIA contractor, bars testimony on child abuse:

A former CIA contract employee facing charges he beat a suspected insurgent in Afghanistan who later died will not be forced to rebut allegations that he was a violent man who also beat his young stepson.
tinyurl.com/qeyvd

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Peace prize winner ‘could kill’ Bush:

NOBEL peace laureate Betty Williams displayed a flash of her feisty Irish spirit yesterday, lashing out at US President George W.Bush during a speech to hundreds of schoolchildren.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,19902313,00.html?32

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Bush is flouting Constitution, bar says: T

he American Bar Association said Sunday that President Bush was flouting the Constitution and undermining the rule of law by claiming the power to disregard selected provisions of bills that he signed.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/278588_bar24.html

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Date: 24 July 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 2565

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$298,388,378,355
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Fleeing civilian killed by Israel

By Nicholas Blanford in Tyre and Ned Parker in Jerusalem

One man, his face half torn off by a missile, sat in his seat, his yellowing hand hanging from the window. Beside him, covered in the dead man’s blood, a woman moved slightly back and forth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14163.htm

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Robert Fisk: A war crime?

By Robert Fisk

This mother and son were in a convoy fleeing danger yesterday when the Israeli air force bombed the rear minibus, causing carnage.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14166.htm

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‘10 buildings for every rocket’

By Aljazeera

“Army chief of staff Dan Halutz has given the order to the air force to destroy 10 multi-storey buildings in the Dahaya district (of Beirut) in response to every rocket fired on Haifa,” a senior air force officer told army radio on Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14162.htm

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Bush opposed to cease-fire in Lebanon

By Associated Press

White House officials said President Bush remains opposed to an immediate cease-fire to stop violence in the Middle East, despite personal pleas from ally Saudi Arabia that he help stop the bloodshed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14161.htm

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Israel’s Criminal Accomplice

By Paul Craig Roberts

There never was any doubt of the Bush Regime’s complicity in Israel’s naked aggression against the Lebanese civilian population. Bush has protected Israel from world condemnation. Bush has blocked those who attempted to bring a stop to Israel’s bombing of residential neighborhoods and civilian infrastructure, and now Bush rushes more bombs for Israel to drop on Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14172.htm

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In a world gone crazy:

WSJ Editor: U.S. Missiles Save Lebanese Lives

One Minute Video

On Fox News Sunday, Paul Gigot, of the Wall Street Journal, indicated his support for rushing U.S. more missiles to Israel. Gigot argued that precise targeting abilities of U.S. missiles would reduce the number of civilian casualties..
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14175.htm

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Its “Put up or Shut up” Time in Lebanon

By Mike Whitney

Was it wrong for Hezbollah to defend their country and chase Israel from Lebanese soil? Is that terrorism?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14167.htm

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The Crime of Lebanon and Palestine

Are Iran and Syria Next?

by Stephen Lendman

By any interpretation of international law, Israel today is committing massive and egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity against the defenseless people of Palestine and Lebanon. It’s doing it with the full support and encouragement of the US and willful compliance of the West, most of the Arab world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14169.htm

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UK Govt Sources Confirm War With Iran Is On

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

In the last few days, I learned from a credible and informed source that a former senior Labour government Minister, who continues to be well-connected to British military and security officials, confirms that Britain and the United States. – “… will go to war with Iran before the end of the year.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14170.htm

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Nuke Iran, Blame the Jews

Who Benefits from the Israel-Lebanon Flare-Up?

By Jorge Hirsch

Members of the Jewish faith and others correctly point out that Jews are often blamed for the sins of others. They may be about to be proven right again, in a big way. The current conflict may escalate to the point where the US will use nuclear weapons against Iran, in what will be the first use of nuclear weapons in war since Nagasaki. And the world will blame it on the Jews.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14176.htm

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100 More Lives End Violently in Iraq:

Outside their Sadr City home, relatives wept as their slender bodies were placed into makeshift wooden coffins and strapped side by side atop a minibus for the perilous trip through Sunni Arab country to the Valley of Peace cemetery in Najaf, where Shiites bury many of their dead. Their father beat his chest and wailed in misery, his white dishdasha robe covered in his sons’ blood.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14164.htm

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Iraq: At least 17 kiled in ongoing U.S. occupation:

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed and four wounded when a car driven by a suicide bomber exploded near their patrol in the northern city of Mosul
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM433358.htm

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Eight “insurgents” killed:

The Defense Ministry said Monday that eight “insurgents” were killed and 42 others were arrested during several operations conducted by Iraqi Army forces.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=889909

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Iraq as a political project is finished, says senior minister :

Sectarian break-up of Iraq is now inevitable, admit officials
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14165.htm

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None left untouched by daily violence in Baghdad:

Official statistics tell only part of the story of a slide into civil war — for the rest, just listen to ordinary Iraqis.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO035240.htm

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Secret 2001 Pentagon Plan to Attack Lebanon: Bush’s Plan for “Serial War” revealed by General Wesley Clark

Israel preparing for occupation in Lebanon: Maj.-Gen. Udi Adam acknowledged in a briefing at Northern Command headquarters in Safed on Sunday afternoon that the commander of the IOF’s civil administration unit had already begun preparations toward the possibility of instituting a military administration in areas captured by the IDF over the last week.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14174.htm

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Hezbollah rocket attacks kill 2 :

The Islamic guerrilla group’s rocket barrage against Israel has shown no sign of subsiding. That was clear Sunday in Haifa, the country’s third-largest city, when 10 rockets exploded, killing two people and wounding more than a dozen.
tinyurl.com/l39e6

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Israeli army confirms 2 soldiers killed in Lebanon:

Two airmen were also killed when a military helicopter crashed near Israel’s border with Lebanon on Monday
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1076662006

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2 tanks destroyed by Hizbullah weapons:

An IDF officer and a soldier were killed in fierce battles in Bint Jbail on Monday morning, the IDF announced Monday night.
tinyurl.com/kwl2a

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Israel will create more “terrorists” than it kills:

The Bush administration’s contempt for the United Nations Charter, the Fourth Geneva Convention and the other fundamental principles of international law has once again been laid bare by its defense of the ongoing Israeli assault against Lebanon.
tinyurl.com/fyc6j

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Emergency depot lies empty as Lebanon begs for aid:

A VAST auditorium being used to house emergency aid in Beirut lay empty last night as relief agencies criticised Britain and other Western countries for their lame response to Lebanon’s worsening refugee crisis.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2282995,00.html

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Dahr Jamail Reports from Beirut: Lebanon Under Siege:

How Israel Air Strikes Have Caused a Humanitarian Crisis for Hundreds of Thousands of Refugees. Audio and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14171.htm

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Israeli occupation forces, kill 2 children, 4 others in northern Gaza Strip :

In the first incident on Monday an IDF shell landed near a crowd of people standing outside an apartment building in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia, killing three people, Palestinian hospital officials said. Two were civilians, residents of the building, and the third was an off-duty police officer, residents said.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/741409.html

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Israel bans reporting of use of “unique” weapons in Lebanon:

Israel has issued new censorship guidelines banning reporting of the “use of unique kinds of ammunition and weaponry” in Lebanon.
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/israel_censor.htm

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UK: Arms exports to Israel ‘must end’ :

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has called for an end to the export of British arms to Israel.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/5211382.stm

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The west’s moral erosion has undermined the war on terror :

It is essential for the US and its allies to abide by the same rules they seek to impose on others. This principle is being flouted
www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,,1827327,00.html

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‘A Real Defining Moment’:

Braving extreme heat, a crowd of Israel’s supporters estimated at several thousand clogged Wilshire Boulevard, waving Israeli and American flags and cheering speakers who included Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Both lamented civilian casualties in Lebanon but expressed strong support for Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14168.htm

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This is a must listen interview

Combatants For Peace

Yonatan is a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force Reserves. In 2003, Yonatan initiated a group of Israeli Air Force pilots to sign a declaration refusing to participate in aerial attacks on Palestinian territories. Yonatan is also a co-founder of the group Combatants for Peace.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14177.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land:

How Israel manipulates and distorts American public perceptions
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14055.htm

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War pimp alert: Manufacturing consent for war with Iran

US embassy put on terror alert:

The next few days are likely to be very tense for the US embassy here. For a top IB official has sent a letter to security agencies with a chilling message the American embassy is expected to be targetted any time between now and July 30 by terrorists owing allegiance to an Iranian terror group.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1802891.cms

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Jordan accused of torturing suspects for U.S.:

Security agents in Jordan are torturing terrorism suspects on behalf of the United States in hopes of forcing confessions, the human rights watchdog Amnesty International contended in a new report Monday.
tinyurl.com/kj68x

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Juan Cole: Dershowitz and Grades of Human Beings:

Alan “Torture is OK” Dershowitz is annoyed that the Israelis have been accused of killing innocent civilians. He is now arguing that there are degrees of “civilianity.” He wonders how many innocent civilians killed by Israel in Lebanon would still be innocent if we could make finer distinctions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14172.htm

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Suicide Attacks, Firing Kills Six In Farah, Kandahar:

Six people have been killed and two coalition soldiers sustained injuries in two suicide attacks and firing by Afghan and ISAF soldiers
www.afgha.com/?q=en/node/759

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Bomber Kills 2 Coalition Troops In Afghan City :

Suicide bombers killed eight people, including two Canadian coalition soldiers, in Kandahar, officials said. A purported Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the blasts and warned of more as NATO prepares to take control of the volatile southern Afghan region.
tinyurl.com/g3flu

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Pakistan ‘building reactor for 50 nukes’:

Pakistan is reported to be building a nuclear reactor that could produce enough plutonium for up to 50 nuclear weapons a year.
tinyurl.com/fejgl

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Putin plan to shut out US oil giants :

Kremlin will favour Norwegian firms to develop Barents Sea field after differences with Bush scupper Russia’s bid to join WTO
observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1826629,00.html

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War pimp alert:

Bush told to plan for Chávez oil shock:

“Venezuela’s leverage over global oil prices and its direct supply lines and refining capacity in the US give Venezuela undue ability to impact US security and our economy,” Mr Lugar wrote in his letter to Ms Rice.
msnbc.msn.com/id/14001903/

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Chavez tour piques US interest :

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is currently on a world tour that is likely to widen the rift with the United States – but may win him further support for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5205770.stm

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Venezuela Supported for UN Security Council:

The United States is actively working to thwart Venezuela’s bid to obtain the rotating seat currently held by Bolivia and instead supports Guatemala’s candidacy, reported ANSA.
www.periodico26.cu/english/news_world/venezuela072206.htm

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Guatemalan Dictator:

A judge in Spain has issued arrest warrants for eight former Guatemalan officials, including a former president, Efrain Rios Montt for crimes committed during what is known by many as the Guatemalan Genocide.
us.oneworld.net/article/view/136432/1/4536

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Dirty bomb victims ‘may be shot’:

POLICE could be forced to shoot members of the public to maintain order in the event of a terrorist “dirty bomb” or biological attack on Britain, it was claimed yesterday.
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=547552003

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The PM, the mogul and the secret agenda :

Tony Blair flies to California this week to address the annual get-together of News Corporation – led by one Rupert Murdoch. From Europe to broadcasting, terrorism to the direction of the nation, what is the truth about one of the most intriguing relationships in British public life?
observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,,1827023,00.html

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Washington senatorial cliffhanger:

Antiwar critics running against Sen. Maria Cantwell lost one of their candidates this month when the Washington Democrat hired him to work in her campaign for $8,000 a month.
tinyurl.com/kyshj

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Study: Ex-Rep. Made Use of ‘Black’ Budgets:

An independent investigation has found that imprisoned former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham took advantage of secrecy and badgered congressional aides to help slip items into classified bills that would benefit him and his associates.
tinyurl.com/klugu

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U.S. researches ‘nano’ military spy drone:

The U.S. military has awarded a contract for the design of a tiny flying drone that can gather battlefield intelligence and even snoop around inside buildings.
tinyurl.com/z79e5

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Date: 23 July 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 2564

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$298,151,959,154
See the cost in your community
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Israel ‘Breaking humanitarian law’

By Aljazeera

A senior United Nations official has accused Israel of breaking humanitarian law as he toured ruins in Beirut left by devastating Israeli air raids on residential areas.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14157.htm

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Wild dogs are devouring the victims of Israel’s Bombing

By Mike Whitney

Make no mistake, the vast destruction of the once-bustling metropolis and the ocean of suffering caused by the unprovoked Israeli air-assault, is a joint-operation facilitated by the Washington warlords as much as anyone in Tel Aviv.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14149.htm

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Picture: A medic grabs the hand of Selaiman Chidiac, who was killed, from the wreckage of the building of mobile and television masts that was targeted by Israeli air strikes in Fatka, north Lebanon July 22, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj (LEBANON)
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A gripping diary of one week in the life and death of Beirut

By Robert Fisk

I watch Israel’s consul general, Arye Mekel, telling the BBC that Israel is “doing the Lebanese a favour” by bombing Hizbollah, insisting that “most Lebanese appreciate what we are doing”. So now I understand. The Lebanese must thank the Israelis for destroying their lives and infrastructure. They must be grateful for all the air strikes and the dead children.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14150.htm

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Interview with Hezbollah Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah

By Al-Jazeera

Hezbollah is not fighting for the sake of Syria or the sake of Iran. It is fighting for the sake of Lebanon. Yes, the result of this battle in Lebanon will be seen in Palestine. If it ends in victory, it will be victory there too; and if, God forbid, it ends in defeat, then the Palestinian brothers will face difficult and tragic conditions. But, God willing, there will only be victory.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14152.htm

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War on Lebanon Planned for at least a Year

The Bush Administration’s Grand Strategy and the Birth Pangs of Terror

By Juan Cole

“More than a year ago, a senior Israeli army officer began giving PowerPoint presentations, on an off-the-record basis, to U.S. and other diplomats, journalists and think tanks, setting out the plan for the current operation in revealing detail.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14159.htm

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Reassessing the Hariri assassination in the light of recent events

By xymphora

The Hariri assassination, immediately blamed on Syria (with no evidence other than the lies promoted by Mehlis), led directly to Syria being forced to withdraw its troops from Lebanon. It is obvious that that step was a necessary precondition of Israeli involvement in Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14160.htm

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The End Is Near, but first, this commercial.

By William Blum

Israel has created its worst enemies — they helped create Hamas as a counterweight to Fatah in Palestine, and their occupation of Lebanon created Hezbollah. The current terrible bombings can be expected to keep the process going. C
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14151.htm

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Suicide car bomber kills 33 in eastern Baghdad neighborhood:

The attack in the Shiite district of Sadr City happened shortly after 9 a.m., as the market was starting to get crowded, said police Lt. Kadhim al Garawi.
tinyurl.com/qwnhj

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Another 33 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

At least 20 people were killed and 70 wounded when a car bomb exploded near a court house in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM316638.htm

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2 U.S. Troops, 12 Others Killed in Baghdad :

Two American soldiers were killed Saturday in Baghdad, seven Shiite construction workers were gunned down and five Sunni civilians were blown up, deepening the capital’s security crisis. Shiite politicians called on the prime minister to cancel his visit to Washington to protest Israel’s attacks in Lebanon.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5968745,00.html

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Death’s at the Door in Iraq:

At least 36 and possibly as many as 55 Sunni Arab men were executed in what appears to have been a revenge operation condoned or even overseen by law enforcement officials.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14154.htm

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Iraq parliament speaker calls for US withdrawal:

Iraq’s parliament speaker Mahmud Mashhadani bitterly criticized US forces in Iraq, accusing them of “butchery” and demanded that they pull out of the country
tinyurl.com/s364c

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Torture of detainees in Iraq authorized, routine, say US soldiers:

Torture and other abuses against detainees in U.S. custody in Iraq were authorized and routine, even after the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal, according to new accounts from soldiers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14155.htm

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“No Blood, No Foul”:

Soldiers’ Accounts of Detainee Abuse in Iraq:

Full report
hrw.org/reports/2006/us0706/

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U.S.: Soldiers Tell of Detainee Abuse in Iraq:

The accounts reveal that detainee abuse was an established and apparently authorized part of the detention and interrogation processes in Iraq for much of 2003-2005. They also suggest that soldiers who sought to report abuse were rebuffed or ignored.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14156.htm

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Radical Shiites in Baghdad Rally for Hezbollah:

Hundreds of radical Shiite Muslims, some wielding assault rifles and rocket launchers, marched Friday in support of the Hezbollah movement and its leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, in the capital’s Sadr City district, home to loyalists of Shiite fundamentalist cleric Muqtada Sadr.
fairuse.100webcustomers.com/fairenough/latimes278.html

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Saddam in hospital over hunger strike:

“The US military are force-feeding the president to break his will and end his hunger strike to protest against the trial and its illegality,” Khalil Dulaimi told Reuters
tinyurl.com/orjgv

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Israel continues Gaza, W Bank killing’s:

Israeli occupation forces killed four civilians and One Hamas fighter
tinyurl.com/pnpcw

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Israeli airstrike kills 3 civilians:

Hezbollah rockets kill 2 in Haifa
tinyurl.com/ryhnh

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Harper joins Canada to Israeli-U.S. axis:

PM opts for hostility rather than justice for Palestinians, says Haroon Siddiqui
tinyurl.com/rr27m

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Senior officials believe U.S. will give Israel a week to complete military offensive in Lebanon :

On the eve of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Jerusalem, senior officials believe Israel has an American nod to continue operations against Hezbollah Lebanon at least until next Sunday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/741445.html

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Israel’s military stunned by the failure of its air war :

Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz and his advisers have been stunned by the failure of Israel’s air war against Hizbullah, which has shrugged massive air bombings on its headquarters in Beirut to maintain the rocket war against the Jewish state.
tinyurl.com/hgbsd

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‘Syria will not tolerate Israeli advances’:

“If Israel invades Lebanon and nears us, Syria will not sit quietly. It will join the conflict,” Bilal vowed.
tinyurl.com/p88sg

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Minister: Syria to enter conflict if Lebanon invaded:

A Syrian minister warned Israel in an interview published Sunday that a major ground incursion into Lebanon would draw his country into the Middle East conflict.
www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=45222

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Britain criticises Israeli tactics : –

Britain has dramatically broken ranks with George Bush over the Lebanon crisis, publicly criticising Israel’s military tactics and urging the Americans to ‘understand’ the price being paid by ordinary Lebanese civilians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14153.htm

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The two Israeli soldiers were captured in Lebanese territory
www.whatreallyhappened.com/israeli_solders.html

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Controversy mounts over Israeli arms deal :

As tensions in the Middle East rise, calls are mounting for Switzerland to stop its military collaboration with Israel and other countries in the region.
www.swissinfo.org/eng/swissinfo.html?siteSect=106&sid=6908486

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Israel builds detention center for Lebanon captives :

According to the exclusive report, Israeli troops has started constructing a temporary detention compound at a military base in northern Israel, which is to be used for holding hundreds of Lebanese detainees taken during the future operations in southern Lebanon.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200607/23/eng20060723_285764.html

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Gideon Levy : Stop now, immediately :

This war must be stopped now and immediately. From the start it was unnecessary, even if its excuse was justified, and now is the time to end it.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/741435.html

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Orthodox Jews Demand End to Zionist Atrocities in the Middle East :

The brutal and indiscriminate attack upon the people and infrastructure of Lebanon by the Zionist State “Israel” is a crime against all basic standards of decency and humanity.
www.nkusa.org/activities/Statements/2006July18.cfm

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Anti-war Tel Aviv rally draws Jewish, Israeli Arab crowd :

More than 2,500 people on Saturday attended a mass demonstration against the war in Lebanon, marching from Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to a rally at the Cinemateque plaza.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/741404.html

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Stranger than fiction

Compensation claim against Lebanese gov’t in works

Attorneys Yehudah Talmon, Yoram Dantziger, and Nitzah Libai preparing symbolic lawsuit to be presented in US against Lebanese government for compensation to be paid to Israeli businesses, citizens for war damages
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3278932,00.html

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Afghan suicide blasts kill eight including 2 Canadian occupation soldiers:

Two Canadian soldiers and six Afghan civilians have died in a double attack by suicide bombers in the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.
tinyurl.com/mncj9

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Russia opposes key parts of Iran Security Council proposal :

Unexpected Russian opposition to key wording of a U.S.-backed Security Council draft resolution is straining international unity on how to deal with Iran’s nuclear defiance, U.N. diplomats said Saturday.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-07-22-russia-iran_x.htm?csp=34

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White House Calls on Jewish Groups to Line Up Behind John Bolton :

It’s hard to imagine something more cynical than the White House exploiting Middle East convulsions — in which many innocents on all sides are dying in real time — to divide Americans at home in order to try and squeeze through the Senate confirmation of the pugnacious radicalizer and international de-stabilizer, John Bolton
www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/001553.php

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Date: 22 July 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 2561

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$297,861,255,557
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They put the 86 corpses into plain wood caskets.

Many were just big enough to fit a small child

By Clancy Chassay in Tyre

In the driveway of Tyre’s Government hospital yesterday the sour smell of rotting flesh mingled with spray paint as the chief coroner wrote the names of the dead on their coffins.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14139.htm

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Eager to help in the slaughter of Lebanese civilians

U.S. Rushes Bombs to Israel

By DAVID S. CLOUD and HELENE COOPER

The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran’s efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14134.htm

Click here to view the results achived by Americas bombs
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Rice sees bombs as “birth pangs”

By Aljazera

Condoleezza Rice has described the plight of Lebanon as a part of the “birth pangs of a new Middle East” and said that Israel should ignore calls for a ceasefire.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14146.htm

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U.S. Arming of Israel:

How U.S. Weapons Manufacturers Profit From Middle East Conflict

Much has been made of the Syrian and Iranian origin of weaponry used by Hezbollah but there has been little discussion of where Israel’s weapons come from. A new report by the World Policy Institute examines how the United States provides billions of dollars of military aid to Israel each year and how their current arsenal is composed of U.S. made equipment.

This a must listen report. Audio and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14141.htm

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Fury Grips Syria Over Lebanon Attacks

By Dahr Jamail

Anger is spilling over against the U.S. government – and its citizens. Ola Saleh, a 25-year-old civil rights volunteer from Latakia said: “In Syria people used to differentiate between the Bush regime and the American people. But now not only do Syrians not respect the Bush regime, they no longer respect the American people for allowing this to happen.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14135.htm

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The Shame of Being an American

By Paul Craig Roberts

Does it make you a Proud American that “your” president gave Israel the green light to drop bombs on convoys of villagers fleeing from Israeli shelling, on residential neighborhoods in the capital of Beirut and throughout Lebanon, on hospitals, on power plants, on food production and storage, on ports, on civilian airports, on bridges, on roads, on every piece of infrastructure on which civilized life depends? Are you a Proud American? Or are you an Israeli puppet?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14128.htm

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Israel made war plans more than a year ago

By Matthew Kalman, Chronicle Foreign Service

Israel’s military response by air, land and sea to what it considered a provocation last week by Hezbollah militants is unfolding according to a plan finalized more than a year ago.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14127.htm

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Once again, truth is the first casualty of war

The exchange rate for Lebanese vs Israeli deaths now stands at 10 to one

By Robert Fisk

As many lies are now falling upon Lebanon as bombs. The explosions are easy to count – three on the southern suburbs of Beirut yesterday morning and many on the main highway to Syria, destroying more of the great viaduct at Mdeirej along with three passengers buses which were returning to Lebanon after carrying foreigners to Damascus. The lies were less obvious but just as powerful.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14129.htm

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U.S. Butchers should Leave : Iraqi parliament speaker

By Aljazeera

US forces have committed butchery in Iraq and should leave, the speaker of the country’s parliament has said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14136.htm

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Gloom descends on Iraqi leaders as civil war looms

By Mariam Karouny

Iraqi leaders have all but given up on holding the country together and, just two months after forming a national unity government, talk in private of “black days” of civil war ahead.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14133.htm

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Soldiers claim ordered to ‘kill all military age males’

By Associated Press

Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected insurgents during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to “kill all military age males,” according to sworn statements obtained by The Associated Press.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14126.htm

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In Case You Missed it

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

This is a must watch documentary

“Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?…”

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Lebanese Town Lays Its Loved Ones, Anonymous to Rest:

The stench of death seeped into the warm seaside air as the dead were brought out. Children pinched their noses; the men’s faces grew a little stonier. Men and boys jostled on the streets and hoisted themselves up hospital walls to better view the spectacle.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14140.htm

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While Lebanon burns – A message from Beirut:

The death toll has surpassed the 400 figure with four times that number injured. Over half a million have been displaced, many of whom encountered horrific escapes from Israeli shelling. The human tragedy is mounting by the hour and its magnitude is lost on those who oppose a cease-fire, professing that Israel needs more time to finish the job.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14130.htm

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Juan Cole: Israel hits Christian Television in Christian North : Kills TV One:

Note that in a national emergency when 500,000 persons have been rendered homeless and the number is growing, when there are hundreds of dead and thousands of wounded, national media such as television and radio are absolutely essential to relief efforts and to avoiding further mass casualties.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14147.htm

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Israeli Tanks, Troops Invade, Occupy Lebanese Town:

In all, up to 2,000 Israeli troops entered the area Saturday, but some returned to Israel during the day. No Israeli or Hezbollah casualties were immediately reported.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2223855

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Lebanon air strikes continue:

Australian Video Report
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14138.htm

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Lebanon: Relief agencies plead for access :

They have warned of a humanitarian disaster unless their stockpiles of relief supplies are allowed through.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5204152.stm

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In Pictures: Lebanon’s 9/11 The slaughter continues

– WARNING –

Graphic images depicting the reality and horror of Israel’s Invasion and destruction of Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14069.htm

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Reaction: ‘If Israel is behaving like a psychotic bullying child, Britain and the US are like its mad tattooed parents’
news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article1190596.ece

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Only 8 Democrats Had Courage to Vote Against Blank Check for Israel:

Read the list and call them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14148.htm

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Asia calls for Mideast intervention, mulls sending troops :

Indonesia and Malaysia said they could send troops as part of a UN deployment to the Middle East as Asia showed mounting concern and urged the international community to intervene.
tinyurl.com/pcczz

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Iraq: At Least 17 Killed As U.S. Occupation Continues:

Four policemen and three civilians were killed when a roadside bomb went off in a local market in Baquba, police sources said. A U.S. soldier was killed when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, the military said
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/GEO225588.htm

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Soldiers claim order to ‘kill all military age males’:

Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering suspected insurgents during a raid in Iraq said they were under orders to ‘’kill all military age males.’’
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-iside22.html

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19 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan:

Occupation and Afghan forces backed by helicopter gun ships killed 19 suspected Taliban in southern Helmand province, a local official said on Saturday.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1793862.cms

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Eight killed in twin Afghan suicide attacks:

Eight people were killed, including two foreign soldiers, in a two-pronged suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Saturday, police and a coalition spokesman said.
tinyurl.com/myvp6

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Patrick Cockburn: America’s domestic policy vs America’s foreign policy :

This week, George Bush used his presidential veto to block a bill on stem cell research, saying he couldn’t support the ‘taking of innocent human life’. In Iraq, six civilians are killed by a US air strike, while casualties in Lebanon and Israel mount. George Bush (and Tony Blair) oppose UN calls for an immediate ceasefire
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14132.htm

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Exposed: The Carlyle Group :

I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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War is a racket!:

US to sell arms worth over $ 6 bn to Saudi Arabia :

The United States Defence Department has notified Congress of possible arms sales such as helicopters, radios and armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia worth over $ 6 billion.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14131.htm

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War is a racket!:

Russia Signed USD 1 Bln Aircraft Contract With Venezuela:

Russia has signed a contract on supplies of military planes and helicopters to Venezuela worth over USD1 billion, the defense minister said Friday.
www.namnewsnetwork.org/read.php?id=6378

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Venezuela seeks UN ‘balance’:

The US has promoted its ally Guatemala as a rival candidate to Venezuela for a seat on the council and Chavez has accused Washington of trying to persuade Latin American countries to vote against him.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/59E3D2CC-6183-42FB-9F27-AAE035C15518.htm

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Stranger than fiction:

U.S. officials condemn ‘meddling’ by “third parties” in Cuba: –

U.S. officials on Friday condemned potential outside interference in Cuba’s future by those who don’t support democratic elections there—singling out Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as ``meddling’’ in Cuban affairs.
tinyurl.com/o3gdt

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Agent Says Jose Padilla Not Warned Of His Rights:

I Testimony from FBI agents in Miami revealed Tuesday that Miami terror suspect Jose Padilla was never told he had the right to walk out of his interview with agents, all while testifying that he was originally cooperative with them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14142.htm

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Italian court demands CIA extraditions :

An Italian court has requested the extradition of 26 CIA agents . The court in Milan, which is leading the investigation, sent an extradition request to the public prosecutor’s office which would then pass it to Justice Minister Clemente Mastella, the daily said. Mastella should then in turn send it to his US counterpart.
www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=16635

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Columbus exposed as iron-fisted tyrant who tortured his slaves :

The man who discovered America for Europe routinely tortured slaves and starved his subjects in colonies on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14143.htm

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