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Date: 24 JULY 2006

 
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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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