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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 2597

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$305,752,294,755

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Picture: Child killed by Israeli attack on his home
www.videos.informationclearinghouse.info/lebpic/leb143.jpg

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End This Tragedy Now

By Fouad Siniora
Prime Minister of Lebanon.

A military solution to Israel’s savage war on Lebanon and the Lebanese people is both morally unacceptable and totally unrealistic. We in Lebanon call upon the international community and citizens everywhere to support my country’s sovereignty and end this folly now. We also insist that Israel be made to respect international humanitarian law, including the provisions of the Geneva Conventions, which it has repeatedly and willfully violated.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14490.htm

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Picture : Mass Funeral

Lebanese carry dead bodies in Beirut 09 August 2006 during a mass funeral of people killed in Israeli bombardment
tinyurl.com/hvocf

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Lebanon’s Descent into Hell

By Mike Whitney

The ghastly specter of mutilated corpses crushed beneath the twisted iron and powdery debris of bombed-out buildings only whets the appetites of the imperial warlords. They won’t be happy until the fire they started in Iraq consumes the entire Middle East in a pyramid of flames.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14471.htm

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Picture : 10 day old baby pulled from the rubble

Rescue workers use their bare hands to remove the dead body of ten day-old Lebanese baby Waad, liying in her mother’s arms 08 August 2006, in the rubble of a building hit by an Israeli strike in Beirut late 07 August 2006.
tinyurl.com/hkq9r

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Why the Dems Have Failed Lebanon

By Stephen Zunes

The Democrats have once again overwhelmingly thrown their support behind the president and his right-wing counterpart, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14480.htm

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It is Lebanon, not Israel, that faces a threat to its existence in this war

By Ahmad Samih Khalidi

As Lebanon is brought to its knees, and Israeli leaders promise yet more of the same, there is something truly extraordinary about the manner in which the war on Lebanon is being portrayed as a war for Israel’s survival, as if it were the existence of the Jewish state that were at risk.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14488.htm

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Hizbullah, Zionism and the Ideology of late Imperial America

Awakening the Resistance

By JENNIFER LOEWENSTEIN

After 28 days of hell unleashed upon it by the arrogant racism of a militant and ideological Zionism— 89% of Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims, 80% of its Christians, 80% of its Druze and 100% of its Shiite populations support Hizbullah’s resistance against Israel and the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14491.htm

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Lust for war

By Uri Avnery

Today,the war entered its fifth week. Hard to believe: our mighty army has now been fighting for 29 days against a “gang” and “terrorist organization”, as the military commanders like to describe them, and the battle has still not been decided.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14492.htm

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Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah Speaks To The People Of Lebanon

Video Runtime 40 Minutes

In a televised speech on Wednesday, Nasrallah said Israeli attacks had not weakened its rocket capabilities and its fighters would turn south Lebanon into a “graveyard” for invading Israeli troops
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14483.htm

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Report: Neocons siphoning secret U.S. intelligence to Israel

5 Minute Video Report

Are neocons in the Bush administration actually siphoning secret intelligence to Israel in hopes of keeping the war going, the war Rice is ostensibly trying to stop? James Bamford says so.

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14472.htm

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Uncensored News Reports From Across The Middle East

Nassrallah: Israel Should Expect Regular Missile Attacks – IRIB TV, Iran
Israel Attacks Palestinian Camps in Lebanon – Al Arabiya TV, UAE
Shakedown in the Israeli Military – Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
Residents Being Evacuated from Kiryat Shemona – IBA TV, Israel
Israelis in Shelters Feel Abandoned by Government – Future TV, Lebanon
Israel Plans to Assassinate Haniyeh – Palestine TV, Gaza
The War Continues in Iraq – Abu Dhabi TV, UAE

Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14489.htm

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Bombing near Iraq shrine leaves 35 dead :

The bomber blew himself up while being patted down by police near the Imam Ali mosque in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, said Dr. Munthir al-Ithari, the head of the city’s health directorate.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14485.htm

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Six killed, three injured in resturant explosion western Baghdad :

An unidentified person left a bag full of explosives inside a crowded restaurant in al-Sayedyah area this afternoon which exploded, causing the casualties and damaging surrounding buildings, said Iraqi interior ministry source.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14486.htm

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Iraq: Amnesty International greatly concerned by rising toll of civilian killings:

According to a recent UN report, 5818 civilians were killed and at least 5762 wounded in May and June 2006.
web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE140302006

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Israel starts 30km push in Lebanon:

AS many as 20,000 Israeli troops were pouring into Lebanon last night after Israel ordered an advance of up to 30km in the most significant escalation yet of its offensive against Hezbollah.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19991057-2703,00.html

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Agencies warn of looming health crisis in Lebanon:

Almost two-thirds of hospitals in the country could “cease to function” this week due to a shortage of fuel to run the generators, the World Health Organization said.
tinyurl.com/lf2p4

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Lebanon Prepares 35,000 Reserve Troops :

The army has 60 US-made M-48 tanks, 160 Soviet-made T-55 and T-56 tanks and 1000 US-made M-113 armored personnel carriers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14482.htm

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15 Israeli soldiers killed Wednesday in south Lebanon :

Fifteen Israel Defense Forces troops were killed on Wednesday, the IDF announced late Wednesday night, as fierce fighting with Hezbollah guerillas raged in the southern Lebanon villages of Ayta al-Shaab and Debel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14474.htm

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Mother and son killed in rocket attack:

The barrage of Katyushas continued Thursday with reports of at least 165 rockets landing in cities and towns throughout northern Israel.
tinyurl.com/qlgme

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Picture: Funeral of Israeli Victims of Hezbollah attack
tinyurl.com/qqw78

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Lebanon: 350 soldiers, police detained:

Lebanon’s Interior Minister Ahmed Fatfat told The Associated Press that Israeli troops entered the garrison in Marjayoun Thursday afternoon “and asked to share it with Lebanese troops there.” “The troops refused and said they would leave, but the Israeli did not let them,” he said.
tinyurl.com/oyq79

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Stranger than fiction:

Robertson, Olmert pray for victory:

Israel’s war against Hizbullah in Lebanon is the free world’s “struggle for freedom” against Islamic-Fascism, which will soon imperil the security of the same European countries that are now criticizing Israel’s war in Lebanon, prominent American Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson said Wednesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14473.htm

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Lebanese direct growing anger at US:

While the US worked on a cease-fire agreement, Israeli warships fired on southern Beirut.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0810/p01s03-wome.html

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Video: Address of Sayed Hassan Nasarallah 08/03/06 :

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah discusses the recent fighting and possible ceasefire terms. Video and text
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14470.htm

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Race on to ‘liquidate’ idolized Hezbollah chief :

Israel is determined to strike a last and telling blow — to find and kill Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah.
tinyurl.com/l8n4b

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Finnish FM: Israel destroying Lebanon, not Hizbullah:

Israel could be destroying Lebanon while leaving the guerrilla group Hizbullah intact, Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said on Thursday.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3289453,00.html

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UK: MP resigns over Middle East crisis :

The government today suffered the first resignation over its stance on the Lebanon crisis. The Scottish MP Jim Sheridan resigned from his post within the defence team over the use of Prestwick airport for flights supplying arms to Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14476.htm

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Time to demilitarise Israel:

Israel must be made to pay for the damages it has inflicted on Lebanon and elsewhere and made to exist in the Middle East not as a gangster but as an ordinary state subject to approval by the Palestinian victims.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14494.htm

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Jewish leader wants crack down on Canadian Hezbollah demonstrations :

Mohamed Elmasry, president of the Canadian Islamic Congress, said Jewish groups need to tone down their rhetoric and focus their efforts on urging a ceasefire in Lebanon.
tinyurl.com/pxnc7

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US neocons hoped Israel would attack Syria:

The White House, and in particular White House advisors who belong to the neoconservative movement, allegedly encouraged Israel to attack Syria as an expansion of its action against Hizbullah, in Lebanon.
www.csmonitor.com/2006/0809/dailyUpdate.html

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U.S. & Israel Selecting Targets for Cruise Missile First-Strike Attack:

U.S. and Israeli military strategists are now likely meeting to plan a joint attack on Syria and/or Iran.
tinyurl.com/s3rer

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Iran rejects ‘illegal’ nuclear demands :

‘We will not retreat from the nation’s rights under any circumstances and our diplomacy is based on protecting national interests,’ Mottaki added.
www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2006/08/10/afx2941181.html

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Iranian official: For US, Iranian nuclear issue is just an excuse :

“Maybe they imagine that by adopting this resolution, they will change Iran’s mind. But there is no change in our stance. We [will] continue our activities…
www.payvand.com/news/06/aug/1113.html

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War pimp alert:

Joel C. Rosenberg: Apocalypse Now?:

Is Iran planning a cataclysmic strike for August 22?: Is Iran planning an apocalyptic strike against Israel and/or the United States for August 22? If so, what should the U.S. do to protect Americans and our ally? Such questions are worrying a growing number of officials in the White House, at the CIA, and at the Pentagon, and for good reason.
tinyurl.com/o85s2

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War pimp alert:

Israel enhancing nuke-capable submarines:

Diplomatic channels working to secure travel, refueling routes to waters near Iran
www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51464

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Hungry For World War III:

It will surprise no one to hear that this argument is coming from certain fundamentalist Christian quarters, where premillenial dispensationalists see signs that the coming Rapture is accelerating toward its glorious end. But it is also being heard from more mainstream voices.
www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/08/09/hungry_for_world_war_iii.php

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8 police, 12 militants killed in clash in S. Afghanistan :

Eight policemen and 12 Taliban militants were killed in clash in southern Afghan province of Kandahar Wednesday night, a local official said Thursday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-08/10/content_4945035.htm

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Roadside bomb kills 2 Afghans:

The blast went off in Jalalabad while Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry – the top U.S. general in Afghanistan – visited a U.S. base in the city,
tinyurl.com/r9foo

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Three-quarters of US aid to Afghanistan going on security:

The United States said it will give Afghanistan 3.2 billion dollars in aid this year, with more than three-quarters earmarked for boosting the insurgency-racked country’s army and police.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060810/pl_afp/afghanistanusaid&printer=1

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Airports on red alert after police ‘foil terror plot’ :

A major terrorist plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight has been thwarted by the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorist branch and the security service, the force said today. Hand baggage is being banned at UK airports and MI5 has raised the threat level to ‘critical’.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14484.htm

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Pakistan arrests in bomb plot

Pakistan has made a number of arrests in connection with an alleged UK plot to blow up planes flying to the US.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4781925.stm

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Terror ‘may force freedom curbs’ :

The UK might have to modify its freedoms in the short term in order to prevent their “misuse and abuse” by terrorists, John Reid has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/5257518.stm

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In case you missed it;

Pentagon Expanding Its Domestic Surveillance Activity:

Fears of Post-9/11 Terrorism Spur Proposals for New Powers
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11150.htm

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British Lose Their Minds:

I’m sitting in Europe, scheduled to take British Air back to the states on Friday, and I’m watching British Authorities meltdown in the face of an alleged terrorist plot. Rule of thumb—initial, panicked reports are usually unreliable.
noquarter.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/08/british_lose_th.html#more

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Fake Terror Obfuscates Lebanon and Iraq Failures :

Unable to window dress the obvious failure to eradicate growing resistance in Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan—even with the mighty propaganda power of a complaisant media—the neocon intelligence apparatus has staged yet another terrorist event, or would be terrorist event.
kurtnimmo.com/?p=513

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Craig Murray: No dead Lebanese children on TV today:

George Bush is just following John Reid in ensuring any trials following today’s arrests are irretrievably prejudiced.
www.craigmurray.org.uk/weblog.html

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Toying With Terror Alerts?:

In the Bush era, the timing and quality of “arrests” and “warnings” have a suspicious ring
www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1211369,00.html

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Gallup: Many Americans Harbor Strong Bias Against U.S. Muslims :

39%, advocate that Muslims here should carry special I.D.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14493.htm

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U.S. gets back at Russia for Venezuela:

The sanctions imposed by the U.S. State Department on two Russian companies, Rosoboronexport and Sukhoi, for cooperating with Iran have nothing to do with such cooperation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14479.htm

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Venezuela’s Candidacy for the UN Security Council Appears on Track :

U.S. uses its muscle in contest over whether Venezuela or Guatemala will get the Latin American non-permanent Council seat
tinyurl.com/q3ybq

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In case you missed it::

Video: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised:

Their film records what was probably history’s shortest-lived coup d’état. It’s a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela “Washington’s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13119.htm

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U.S. Gets as Much as it Gives to the U.N.:

In 2004, the United States took in 24.1 percent (315.8 million dollars) of all U.N. contracts, amounting to a total of 1.3 billion dollars. In 2005, the percentage was 20.4 percent (331.0 million dollars) out of total U.N. purchases of 1.6 billion dollars..
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14475.htm

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McKinney Loses Runoff for Georgia Seat;

McKinney, her state’s first black congresswoman, has long been controversial. Her suggestion that the Bush administration had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks helped galvanize opposition and she lost her seat in 2002, but won it again two years ago.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14477.htm

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McKinney opponent rakes in pro-Israel cash :

In her first stint in Congress, which began in 1993, McKinney angered pro-Israel donors and voters with positions that were viewed as hostile to Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14478.htm

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Date: 9 August 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 2595

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$305,472,965,933

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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What do you say to a man whose family is buried under the rubble?

By Robert Fisk

At least 17 civilians were killed, many of them children. A 12-year-old boy called Hussein Ahmed Mohsen lay dead in the mortuary of the Mount Lebanon Hospital, along with a woman who died just after being rescued when the missiles collapsed her home just after 7.30 on Monday night.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14432.htm

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Hypocrisy and the clamor against Hizbullah

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth

The claim being made against Hizbullah in Lebanon — that it is “cowardly blending” with civilians, according to the UN’s Jan Egeland — can, in truth, be made far more convincingly of the Israeli army.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14435.htm

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Destruction, Death, and Drastic Measures

By Dahr Jamail

To grasp the unfolding events in Lebanon, you have to begin with an uncomfortable fact. Hezbollah, widely known throughout much of the West as a “terrorist organization,” is seen as anything but in Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14453.htm

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Arab TV Coverage Of Forgotten Massacre in Qaa, Lebanon

Video News Report

WARNING!

The follow video contain graphic images which may be offensive to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14445.htm

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The Grave Consequences of Supporting War in Lebanon

By Scott Ritter

One should not be fooled by the “false” diplomacy being waged by the United States, fronted by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14448.htm

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Concerns over Syria’s links to Hezbollah

BBC Video Interview

Stephen Sackur talks to Syria’s Ambassador to Washington about his country’s role in the Middle East and concerns over links to Hezbollah.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14468.htm

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Was Israel’s Aim to Clear Path for US War on Iran?

Analysis by Gareth Porter

Israel has argued that the war against Hezbollah’s rocket arsenal was a defensive response to the Shiite organisation’s threat to Israeli security, but the evidence points to a much more ambitious objective — the weakening of Iran’s deterrent to an attack on its nuclear sites.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14421.htm

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Apocalypse Near

Interview With Noam Chomsky

Following intellectuals’ letter, Prof. Noam Chomsky explains his doctrine, discusses danger of Israel’s nukes compared to ‘Iranian threat,’ global media’s role in escalating Mideast conflict and US’s place in picture .
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14462.htm

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Ethnic Cleansing: Constructive, Benign, and Nefarious

By Edward S. Herman

Ethnic cleansing is clearly acceptable when it is serviceable to the United States or carried out by one of its allies or clients, but it is assailed with great energy and indignation and opposed by force when engaged in (or asserted to be engaged in) by a U.S. target.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14461.htm

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Uncensored News Reports From Across The Middle East

Israeli Jets Target More Lebanese Villages – Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
Israel Will Not Withdraw from Lebanon Without Completing Mission – Future TV, Lebanon
IDF Downs Iranian Made Drone – IBA TV, Israel
Israeli Artists Perform in Shelters – IBA TV, Israel
Amal Supports Hezbollah – NBN TV, Lebanon
Interview with Abdel Barri Atwan – ANB TV, England
Israeli Media Coverage of the War – Abu Dhabi TV, UAE
Anti-Israel demonstrations in Kuwait – IRIB TV, Iran

Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14446.htm

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Iraq: 28 Killed As U.S. Occupation Grinds On: :

Almost 2,000 bodies were taken Baghdad’s morgue in July, the highest tally since the bombing of a Shi’ite shrine in February sparked an explosion of sectarian violence. Morgue assistant manager Doctor Abdul Razzaq al-Obaidi said about 90 percent had died violently.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14425.htm

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US troops kill four armed men, two Iraqi bystanders killed:

United States military in Iraq said on Tuesday that its warplanes killed four armed men who were trying to plant bombs in the southern suburbs of the Iraqi capital.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14426.htm

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3 U.S. Soldiers Killed
tinyurl.com/hxeq4

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Deployment of extra US troops hit by row with Iraqi PM :

The United States’ attempts to control spiralling sectarian violence in Baghdad ran into immediate problems yesterday, as Iraq’s Prime Minister sharply criticised American tactics and made a televised apology to the Iraqi people.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14423.htm

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Shiites Press for a Partition of Iraq:

Creating federal regions would curb the violence, backers say. Others see it as a grab at oil wealth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14424.htm

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Sixty percent of Americans oppose Iraq war: poll:

Sixty percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Iraq and a majority would support a partial withdrawal of troops by year’s end, a CNN poll said on Wednesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14449.htm

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Eric Margolis: A Foolhardy War, Unleashed by Fools:

The news about the Mideast most North Americans get is heavily biased by the media’s need to cater to reader prejudices and misconceptions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1441.htm

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Israel plans to widen Lebanon offensive, loses 11 soldiers:

Eleven soldiers were reported by Arabic television to have been killed in fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanese border villages, while nine people, including children, were killed in Israeli air strikes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14439.htm

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40,000 soldiers await word to enter southern Lebanon:

A high-ranking IDF officer and member of the General Staff told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday that it would take the military at least one week to reach the Litani and beyond, and to set up position and begin taking control of the area
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14458.htm

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IDF’s new weapon: Snipers who fought in Cechnya :

They were active in the past in operational activity in the Gaza division, but at a certain point finished their service in the division once the impression was created that they were “trigger happy.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14460.htm

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Top US envoy tells Lebanese Israel has rejected troop withdrawal:

It was a top U-S envoy who carried the message to Lebanon that Israel is rejecting a troop withdrawal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14440.htm

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Israel isolates Tyre with threat to bomb all traffic :

No exemptions for humanitarian convoys says military
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14427.htm

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Robert Fisk: Israel’s promise of humanitarian corridors is exposed as a sham : :

Requests from humanitarian organisations for clearance from the Israelis are now being refused. Even the Red Cross admits there is now, in effect, a blockade on a vast area along the Lebanese border where thousands of civilians are still cowering in their homes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14433.htm

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Nasrallah Urges Arabs to Leave Haifa :

Nasrallah said Hezbollah was solidly behind a Lebanese government plan to deploy 15,000 soldiers in south Lebanon once a cease-fire is reached and Israel withdraws its forces.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14456.htm

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Chavez likely to cut Venezuela ties with Israel:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday Venezuela would likely sever relations with Israel in protest over Israel’s military campaign against Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14431.htm

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Israeli strike on Gaza camp kills three:

An Israeli helicopter gunship has fired a missile into a Palestinian fighers’ training camp in the Gaza Strip, killing three people, including a three-year-old girl, witnesses say.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14455.htm

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Picture of 3 year old who was killed by Israeli attack in Gaza
www.videos.informationclearinghouse.info/pal3.jpg

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‘Evangelicals the world over are praying for Israel’:

Wearing white and trusting that God will watch over him in a war zone, the American Christian Evangelical leader Pat Robertson is visiting Israel this week to offer his support for a country whose very existence he believes is threatened by Hizbullah in Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14459.htm

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One minute video:

Compassionate Conservatives:

FOX News Laughs at Lebanese Civilian Deaths
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14469.htm

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Fox Military Analyst on Syria:

‘We Can Talk To Them When We Line Them Up and Kill Them’
thinkprogress.org/2006/08/09/syria-fox/

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MAX BLUMENTHAL: Birth Pangs of a New Christian Zionism:

Over the past months, the White House has convened a series of off-the-record meetings about its policies in the Middle East with leaders of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a newly formed political organization that tells its members that supporting Israel’s expansionist policies is “a biblical imperative.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14464.htm

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Pigs at the trough:

Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2006 Congressional Candidates
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14467.htm

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Handy-Dandy Guide To U.S. Foreign Policy :

Q: What is the difference between a regime and a government? – A: A regime is a government disliked by the United States. A government is a regime that the United States likes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14463.htm

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Ted Rall: 3,000 Miles From Doom:

Huge Buffer Zone Protects Us From Islamohordes
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14466.htm

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2 Minute Video: Scott Ritter – Debunks Iranian Nuclear Threat:

“Nothing Iran is accused of is illegal”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14465.htm

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Iran ‘will hit back 100 times harder’ :

Any US or Israeli attack against Iran will be returned by a force 100 times stronger, the head of the Revolutionary Guards said yesterday, as pressure mounts on Tehran’s atomic work and its support for Hezbollah.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14447.htm

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For some evangelicals, Mideast war stirs hope;

Believing the Mideast conflict is a sign that Christ will return soon, some evangelical groups have cheered Israel’s military actions
tinyurl.com/jy7t5

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The Water Crisis in Gaza:

Missile strikes and ground incursions have repeatedly damaged and destroyed pipelines, and maintenance personnel have been arrested, shot at or even killed whilst trying to carry out repairs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14434.htm

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Finland slams EU foreign policy leaks:

“It has long been known that all EU documents that deal with the Middle East also are known in Tel Aviv within an hour after having been distributed to the member states, and probably also in Washington and Moscow,”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14450.htm

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Report: US sailor spied for Israel: —

A US Navy sailor, Ariel J. Weinmann, is suspected of spying for Israel and has been held in prison for four months
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14422.htm

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Russia Possibly Involved in U.S. Navy Spy Scandal:

The suspect allegedly copied confidential information on board over a two-month period, possibly putting it on a navy laptop and then allegedly disappeared with the computer.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14422.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.? :

Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn’t tell us before September 11. Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron has details
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7545.htm

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19 Killed As U.S. Repels Raid on Base in Afghanistan:

U.S. soldiers and warplanes drove off an “insurgent” attack on a new American base early Wednesday, reportedly killing 19 militants in an area where rebels are trying to resist a push by coalition troops into remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14437.htm

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US seeks to shield its war interrogators:

The administration’s two other responses to the Supreme Court’s rejection of its military tribunal system have been to seek legislation blocking Guantanamo prisoners’ right to sue to enforce their newly won protections; and to draft a bill that replaces an absolute human rights standard with consideration of intelligence-gathering needs during interrogations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14436.htm

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Witness: CIA Contractor Admitted Hitting Afghan Prisoner:

A former CIA contract worker charged with beating an Afghan detainee who later died was “full of rage” during the man’s interrogation and later admitted assaulting the prisoner, witnesses at the ex-contractor’s trial said Tuesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14438.htm

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War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution:

The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14428.htm

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6 Minute Video: Justice Anthony Kennedy at the American Bar Association:

Keynote address from annual meeting in Hawaii, from ABA website – “we are at a turning point in the history of law.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14456.htm

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The Sweetness of Lieberman’s Defeat:

Any morning which carries the fragrance of a defeat for Joe Lieberman is one that should be savored. And his humiliation at the hands of Connecticut voters yesterday is all the sweeter for the fact that it looks as though we may be able to enjoy another Lieberman defeat in November.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14452.htm

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Lamont’s Victory & Lieberman’s Insult to Democracy & the Democratic Party:

Lieberman is announcing he will move forward with plans to abuse loopholes in Connecticut’s election laws, ignore Democratic Party voters who voted in our democratic process for change, and mount a Lieberman for Lieberman Independent bid.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14429.htm

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Foreclosure filings up 34% in Palm Beach County

Mortgage trouble is creating some of the biggest bargains this side of eBay, allowing buyers to snap up homes for tens of thousands of dollars less than what they might have paid just a few months ago.
tinyurl.com/k6pll

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Date: 8 August 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 2592

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$305,216,962,500

See the cost in your community
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The end of the beginning

By Dan Plesch

US forces are ready today to destroy 10,000 targets in the Middle East in a few hours. US readiness for more war is just one indicator that the present war is likely to spread and intensify in the coming months.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14412.htm

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Bush’s disastrous ‘democratic fundamentalism’

By Patrick J. Buchanan

In the ideology of “democratic fundamentalism” to which George W. Bush converted after 9-11, we are simply in a rough patch on the glory road to a democratic Middle East and “the end of tyranny on this earth.” In reality, our situation has never been more grim.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14413.htm

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Breaking the cycle of violence

By Jimmy Carter

There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key UN resolutions, official American policy and the international “road map” for peace by occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14417.htm

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Israel responded to an unprovoked attack by Hizbullah, right? Wrong

George Monbiot

The assault on Lebanon was premeditated – the soldiers’ capture simply provided the excuse. It was also unnecessary.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14416.htm

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Crocodile tears of leaders as city burns

By Robert Fisk

The ministers decided to send a delegation to the UN in New York – which will have Washington shaking in its boots – and the Saudis agreed to an Arab summit in Mecca, but one which should not be rushed because it must be carefully prepared – which sounded very like George W Bush’s equally mendacious remark that a ceasefire had to be carefully prepared. And that will have them shaking in the shoes in Tel Aviv.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14408.htm

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Uncensored News Reports From Across The Middle East

TV 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/article14410.htm

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“It’s Now Considered the American War Against the Arabs…”

Democracy Now!

Calling Israel’s war in Lebanon a “catastrophe,” the former president of Morgan Stanley International talks about the democrats’ “huge mistake” in backing the Bush administration’s Israel policy.

Click here to view – listen
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14411.htm

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We are not winning hearts and minds

Cindy Sheehan

Every single Iraqi that we met with has been dreadfully affected by the American invasion and occupation of Iraq. One Sheik that we met with had his door broken down and he was beaten and dragged off to prison while the soldiers abused his wife.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14414.htm

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Bombings, Shootings Kill 31 Across Occupied Iraq:

U.S. and Iraqi forces have launched a new bid to reclaim the streets from Sunni and Shiite extremists after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s security plan for Baghdad failed to stem the violence.
www.wral.com/apworldnews/9645821/detail.html

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Iraqi PM breaks with U.S. over attack:

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sharply criticized a U.S.-Iraqi attack Monday on a Shiite militia stronghold in Baghdad, breaking with his American partners on security tactics as the U.S. launches a major operation to secure the capital.
tinyurl.com/l32r8

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War Pimp Alert:

US says Iran may use Lebanon war to hurt Iraq:

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq accused Iran on Tuesday of having forces in Iraq and said Tehran could use the war between Hizbollah militants and Israel in Lebanon to try and further destabilize the country.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060808/ts_nm/iraq_usa_iran_dc

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Israeli bombs kills 14 civilians: :

Israeli air raids killed 14 people and wounded 23 in the southern village of Ghaziyeh, rescue workers and hospital officials said. The bombs fell as mourners were burying 15 people killed by a raid there the previous day.
tinyurl.com/eztjd

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Three Israeli soldiers killed in heavy fighting in southern Lebanon:

Israel said that two reservist soldiers were killed early Tuesday, during fighting in the southwestern Lebanese village of Labouna. Another soldier was moderately wounded and a fourth sustained light injuries.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/747820.html

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4 Soldiers Killed in Southern Lebanon:

Four IDF soldiers were killed in action in three separate battles with Hizbullah terrorists on Monday
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=109382

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Hezbollah backs decision to deploy Lebanese army in south :

Lebanon will deploy its army in the south of the country after the Israel Defense Forces’ withdrawal from the area, the Lebanese cabinet agreed Monday night, in a decision supported by all the ministers present, including the five Shi’ite ministers who represent Hezbollah and Amal.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/747344.html

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Lebanon pleads for ceasefire as Israeli blitz kills 69:

Prime Minister Fuad Siniora made a tearful plea for an end to the four-week conflict in Lebanon as 69 people were killed in a new blitz of air raids and Israel warned of no limit to its offensive.
tinyurl.com/e5m9b

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In Pictures – The Killing Continues In Lebanon

– Warning –

Images depict the reality and horror of the destruction of Lebanon. Should only be viewed by a mature audience.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14419.htm

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Red Cross: Israel denying safe passage:

The Israeli military has denied permission for aid groups to move food and medicine to besieged villages in southern Lebanon for two days
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/world/15219903.htm

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IDF warns UN troops will be attacked if they repair bridges :

According to the UN, Israeli officials said the engineers would become a target if they attempted to repair the bridge.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1839442,00.html

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Tyre ‘cut off’ by Israeli raids:

THE southern Lebanese port city of Tyre was completely cut off from the rest of the country by Israeli bombardments today, witnesses and police said to AFP.
theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20051579-1702,00.html

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Morocco: Peretz charged with ‘war crimes’:

Three Moroccan lawyers file lawsuit against defense minister over ‘war crimes’ committed against Lebanon, Palestinians
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3288299,00.html

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Qana strike fits conflict pattern: Annan:

UN secretary-general Kofi Annan says Israel’s shelling of the Lebanese village of Qana appears to fit a pattern of violations of international law marking warfare between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200608/s1709913.htm

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UN to hold special session over Israel’s alleged human rights violations :

Tunisia’s ambassador Samir Labidi submitted the request, seeking a special session “to take action on the gross human rights violations by Israel in Lebanon, including the Qana massacre, country-wide targeting of innocent civilians, and destruction of vital civilian infrastructure”.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/747774.html

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Olmert to American Jews: Israel needs you :

“I believe this is a war which is fought by all the Jews,” the Israeli prime minister said in a conference call and webcast Monday.
jta.org/page_view_breaking_story.asp?intid=4060

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Into the Valley of Death:

“Israel Has Made Itself the Least Safe Place in the World for a Jew to Live”
www.counterpunch.org/llewellyn08082006.html

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Juan Cole: Bush, Islamic Fascism and the Christians of Jounieh :

Lebanon is a small country, with a population of only 3.8 million. A fourth of the country is homeless! That would be like a disaster that left 70 million Americans wandering around with just the shirts on their backs, living in shelters and schools, wondering where their next bite of food would come from, their homes in rubble, their lives destroyed.
www.juancole.com/2006/08/bush-islamic-fascism-and-christians-of.html

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3 Minute Video: George Galloway – Ceasefire Now:

Mr. Galloway speaks to a crowd of 100,000 who have marched for peace. London. UK
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14415.htm

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War pimp alert:

Syria Transfers Deadly Russian Weapons to Hezbollah — Israeli Paper:

The majority of the Israeli Defense Force’s ground-troop casualties, both infantry and armored, were the result of Russian-made anti-tank units of Hezbollah, according to intelligence sources quoted by Haaretz daily.
mosnews.com/news/2006/08/07/russianhazard.shtml

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War pimp alert:

Israel Shows Video of Hezbollah Fighter: He spoke about training in Iran.
tinyurl.com/lgqjb

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Aiming for Iran :

What sent the Israeli Defence Force into southern Lebanon three weeks ago was not only the capture of its soldiers and the threat of Hizbullah’s rockets.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,,1839456,00.html

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Thirty-one Gaza children killed in Israeli attacks in thirty-one days:

As Israel ‘s siege on the Gaza Strip passes the one month milestone, Defence for Children International – Palestine Section (DCI/PS) would like to draw attention to the 31 Palestinian children whose deaths expose anew the degradation of the principles of international humanitarian law.
www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/YAOI-6SG79J?OpenDocument

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Seized speaker in Israel hospital :

The Palestinian parliamentary speaker detained by Israel on Sunday has been taken to hospital with chest pains and dizziness, the Israeli army says.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5256534.stm

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2 Suspected Taliban Killed In Clash With Afghan Police : –

Police fending off an attack by “Taliban” militants killed two insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a police official said Tuesday.
tinyurl.com/jv83x

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Brutal US killing of unarmed Afghans captured by photos :

Claims that US troops shot dead up to six unarmed Afghan civilians two months ago in Kabul have been given added credibility with a series of photographs offering visual evidence of military misconduct.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14409.htm

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Trial Begins for CIA Interrogator Accused of Beating Afghan Man :

Wali died shortly after the alleged beating, but Passaro is not charged with his death. Instead, he is charged with four counts of assault. He faces up to 40 years in prison.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-08-08-voa30.cfm

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New Conyers Report : Propaganda from the President:

A step-by-step look at how Bush misled the nation into war.
tinyurl.com/kvxqg

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Ivan Eland: 9/11 Commission Chairmen Admit Whitewashing the Cause of the Attacks :

A new book by the Chairmen of the 9/11 commission admits that the commission whitewashed the root cause of the 9/11 attacks—that same interventionist U.S. foreign policy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14420.htm

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The Sinking Ship of U.S. Imperial Designs:

Everyday that passes shows more of those who enthusiastically supported the Bush administration’s imperial drive in the Middle East leaving its sinking ship.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=72&ItemID=10718

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“The War The World Ignores”: :

The conflict in Congo has been called the world’s largest forgotten war. Yet while millions have died since the start of the most recent violence in 1998, the country has been torn apart by resource exploitation and government repression for decades.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/07/1436229

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Spanish Courts Issue Arrest Warrants for the Butchers of Guatemala :

On July 7, a Spanish judge issued arrest warrants for eight former Guatemalan military leaders, including three ex-presidents, who are responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity committed in the hemisphere in the last century.
www.counterpunch.org/norris08052006.html

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Who Killed Victor Jara? SOA Graduate Exposed in Chile :

Among the thousands of political dissidents detained and executed in Chile during the days following the Military coup of 1973 which overthrew the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende (also known as the Unidad Popular), Victor Jara’s brutal death is probably one of the most emblematic.
www.commondreams.org/views06/0808-30.htm

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Merger option after Castro?

A formal link between Cuba and Venezuela, with Chavez as joint president, would give the regime in Havana new ideological impetus by appealing to the old Bolivarian dream of a unified Latin America. It would give Cuba more access to Venezuelan oil, Venezuelan financial aid and, perhaps, even the modern arms that Venezuela is now buying from Russia.
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/eo20060807a2.html

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Senator who backed Bush on Iraq war now fights for political life:

A US Senate election has become a barometer of disgust with the war in Iraq, as Democratic incumbent Joseph Lieberman — a strong supporter of US policy there — fights for his political life against a little-known challenger.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060808/pl_afp/usiraqvotepolitics

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Greg Palast: The Brilliantly Profitable Timing of the Alaska Oil Pipeline Shutdown:

Is the Alaska Pipeline corroded? You bet it is. Has been for more than a decade. Did British Petroleum shut the pipe yesterday to turn a quick buck on its negligence, to profit off the disaster it created? Just ask the “smart pig.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14418.htm

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Big Oil and the Trillion-Dollar War Bonus:

It has been a very good war for Big Oil — courtesy of OPEC price hikes. The five oil giants saw profits rise from $34 billion in 2002 to $81 billion in 2004, year two of Iraq’s “transition to democracy.”
www.gregpalast.com/big-oil-and-the-trillion-dollar-war-bonus

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British probe launched into Halliburton subsidiary :

KBR, a subsidiary of oil service giant Halliburton, is being investigated by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office over the company’s role in an alleged plot to pay bribes to win billions of dollars worth of contracts at a Nigerian oil plant, the Financial Times said.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060807/bs_afp/britainusnigeriafraud

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Date: 7 August 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 2591

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$301,851,704,746

See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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George Galloway – Hizbollah Is Not A Terrorist Organization

One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter

George Galloway has spoken out in support of Lebanon, saying he believes Hizbollah is justified in defending Lebanon against Israeli attacks . The Respect MP also lambasted media coverage of the war and said the UN resolution means nothing. Video.

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14391.htm

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Noam Chomsky on Israel, Lebanon and Palestine

By Kaveh Afrasiabi of Global Interfaith Peace

Do you agree with the argument that Israel’s military offensive in Lebanon is “legally and morally justified?” – Noam Chomsky: The invasion itself is a serious breach of international law, and major war crimes are being committed as it proceeds. There is no legal justification.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14404.htm

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Israel, Oil and the “planned demolition” of Lebanon

By Mike Whitney

Israel’s dominance requires that its neighbors endure abject poverty and oppression. By destroying the infrastructure and life-support systems, Israel hopes to eliminate the rise of a potential rival as well as to diminish the ability of the Lebanese resistance to wage war against the Jewish state.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14406.htm

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This draft shows who is running America’s policy… Israel

By Robert Fisk

You could almost hear the Lebanese groan at this draft resolution, a document of such bias and mendacity that a close Lebanese friend read carefully through it yesterday, cursed and uttered the immortal question: “Don’t these bastards learn anything from history?”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14399.htm

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UN Resolution

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth

The top adviser to the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, talked through the resolution with the US and French teams, while the Israeli Foreign Ministry had its man alongside John Bolton at the UN building in New York.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14405.htm

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Lebanon government in bid to have Blair tried for war crimes

By Neil Mackay

THE Lebanese government is working behind the scenes to bring Tony Blair before the Scottish courts, charged with war crimes for aiding and abetting the Israeli onslaught against Lebanon.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14393.htm

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Osama Has Won

Hatred of the US is Now Universal

By Brian Cloughley

Israel is supported root and branch by the President and Congress of United States of America. They unconditionally endorse the actions, no matter how barbaric or bizarre, of a racist, nuclear-armed country that willfully ignores UN resolutions and assassinates people as a matter of national policy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14397.htm

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Junkies of War

By Uri Avnery

Every day on their TV screens tens of millions of Arabs and hundred of millions of Muslims see the atrocious pictures of crushed babies, the sights of the horrible destruction. These are deeply imprinted in the consciousness of the masses and will leave behind them an accumulation of anger and hatred that is far more dangerous than an arsenal of missiles.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14395.htm

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Civilian Killings Went Unpunished

Declassified papers show U.S. atrocities went far beyond My Lai.

By Nick Turse and Deborah Nelson, Special to The Times

The files are part of a once-secret archive, assembled by a Pentagon task force in the early 1970s, that shows that confirmed atrocities by U.S. forces in Vietnam were more extensive than was previously known.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14392.htm

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Lebanon says Israeli assault killed 925, 75 missing:

Israel’s 27-day-old attack against Lebanon has killed 925 people and left 75 missing and presumed dead, Lebanese Health Minister Mohammad Khalifeh told Reuters on Monday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L07563049.htm

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At least 28 civilians killed in Israeli attacks :

Israeli commandos landed on a southern hilltop near Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast today, fighting Hezbollah in close combat in a bid to destroy its rocket launchers, as warplanes launched fresh airstrikes across the country, killing at least 28 people.
tinyurl.com/ptthp

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Israeli strikes kill 14 Lebanese:

Israeli air strikes killed 14 civilians in Lebanon and Hizbollah battled Israeli ground troops on Monday as the U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a draft resolution seeking to end 27 days of fighting.
tinyurl.com/rzjuv

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Israeli soldier killed in fierce clashes in south Lebanon :

An Israel Defense Forces soldier was killed and four others were wounded in fierce fighting with Hezbollah fighters Monday morning in the south Lebanese village of Bint Jbail.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/747070.html

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2 more Israeli troops killed in Bint Jbeil :

It was cleared for publication Monday evening that two more IDF soldiers were killed in battles with Hizbullah gunmen in the south Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3287899,00.html

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The loser in Lebanon: The Atlantic alliance

“It’s a real row that started with Bolton’s statement that you couldn’t compare the deaths of Lebanese to the deaths of Israelis,” the official said. “He implied that because Lebanon harbored Hezbollah, Lebanese lives were forfeit. It was a stupid thing to say. It tore the scab off the wound.”
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HH08Ak01.html

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If Hezbollah attacks Tel Aviv, Israel may attack Tehran:

In the most explicit threat yet from Israel to Iran, Dan Gillerman, the ambassador to the UN, said in an interview with the BBC that an attack by Hezbollah on Tel Aviv would be tantamount to an “act of war” and Hezbollah would not make such an attack without an explicit order from Iran. The implication of his words was that Israel would retaliate by attacking Tehran.
tinyurl.com/ekun6

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The draft UN resolution :

This is the draft concluded between the US, France and Britain on resolving the Lebanon crisis which has yet to be agreed by the Security Council
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14394.htm

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Arab states to push Lebanese changes to UN cease-fire draft :

“The foreign ministers have decided to send a delegation… today to the United Nations to speak on behalf of Lebanon and to seek amendments to the Security Council resolution in line with the Lebanese demands,” the official said.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/747329.html

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Dahr Jamail: Hezbollah Rides a New Popularity:

As the war in Lebanon approaches the one-month mark, and amid the destruction of much of Lebanon, Hezbollah appears to be gaining strength within the country and around the Arab world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14402.htm

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Olmert sharpens PR message :

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met yesterday with some 50 spokespeople from the Foreign Ministry, – to instruct them on the principal messages that they should be delivering in appearances before the foreign media. “Our enemy is not Hezbollah, but Iran, which employs Hezbollah as its agent,” he told them at the meeting, the first of its kind.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/747029.html

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“Triple Alliance”: The US, Turkey, Israel and the War on Lebanon:

Turkey, through its military alliance with Israel and the US, is a de facto partner in the “terrible global war” alluded to by Prime Minister Erdogan.
tinyurl.com/llfme

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India Bans Arab TV Channels Under Pressure From Israel:

It seems the ban is a move to ensure that Indians do not get to see the atrocities that are presently being committed by Israel in Lebanon and the occupied territories.
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=75907&d=6&m=8&y=2006

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100,000 demonstrate in London :

The Stop the War demonstration on Saturday 5 August brought over 100,000 protestors onto London’s streets. This is unprecedented for a protest called with only one week’s notice.
www.stopwar.org.uk/

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The Jews Of Lebanon:

Though we believe in the universal principal of the right to self-defense we condemn the indiscriminate and disproportionate response from the State of Israel and the deliberate targeting of civilians from both sides.
lubnan-alkawi.com/jewsoflebanon/?m=200607

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Why The Middle East Conflict Continues To Exist:

Israel is not the number one enemy of the Arabs: While Israel may be perceived as a threat to the Arab world, the actual threat comes from the foreigners who for decades have been corrupting Arab leaders and exploiting their nations’ natural resources.
www.joelbainerman.com/articles/me_report.asp

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Israeli contribution to conflict is forgotten by leading papers:

In the wake of the most serious outbreak of Israeli/Arab violence in years, three leading U.S. papers—the Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times—have each strongly editorialized that Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon were solely responsible for sparking violence, and that the Israeli military response was predictable and unavoidable.
www.fair.org/index.php?page=2928

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US evangelist leads the millions seeking a battle with Islam:

Anyone who wants to understand why Israel has such unwavering support from the United States should speak to one man.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/08/05/wmid105.xml

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Poisoned package sent to Haniyeh:

At least four Palestinian clerks working in the Palestinian Prime Minister’s Office in Ramallah, lost consciousness Monday after opening a package thought to contain a poisonous substance.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3287645,00.html

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Juan Cole: One Ring to Rule Them:

A Peak Oil Theory of the US-Israeli war on Lebanon (and by proxy on Iran). I say, “consider” the “theory”
www.juancole.com/2006/08/one-ring-to-rule-them-wholesale.html

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An interview with Ilan Pappe:

‘What Israel, Pretending to Represent the Victims of the Holocaust, is Doing is Shameful’
www.zaman.com/?bl=interviews&alt=&trh=20060806&hn=35403

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Will the US Attack Before November?:

Ward believes that a US bombing attack on Tehran is nearly inevitable, and that it will have devastating consequences for the region and for the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14403.htm

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War Pimp Alert: Yellow Cake II –

Iran’s plot to mine uranium in Africa :

IRAN is seeking to import large consignments of bomb-making uranium from the African mining area that produced the Hiroshima bomb, an investigation has revealed.
www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-2300772,00.html

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Congo Denies Alleged Uranium Shipment To Iran:

The Congolese government Monday denied that a uranium shipment left its territory last year bound for Iran.
tinyurl.com/e6vvb

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Half of US still believes Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction:

A drumbeat of voices from talk radio to die-hard bloggers to the Oval Office, a surprise headline here or there, a rallying around a partisan flag, and a growing need for people, in their own minds, to justify the war in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14396.htm

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Iran, says it will expand nuclear activities:

Iran vowed Sunday to expand its uranium enrichment, defying a U.N. Security Council deadline for it to suspend its nuclear activities by the end of the month or face the threat of political and economic sanctions.
tinyurl.com/zs528

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Bulgarian Envoy to Tehran “Backs” Iran Nuclear Program:

“Iran has a right to develop its own peaceful nuclear program,” Shukurliev stated in an interview for the Iranian Fars News Agency.
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=67680

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How the US fired Jack Straw:

The Foreign Secretary spoke his mind on the Middle East — and became a target in Washington
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,6-2301799,00.html

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The Profits of War :

Why capitalists aren’t eager to stop the Middle East wars?: Radio interview with Prof: Jonathan Nitzan
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14400.htm

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At least 34 killed as U.S. occupation continues:

At least six soldiers were killed and 15 wounded when gunmen opened fire at dawn on an Iraqi army checkpoint near the small town of Balad Ruz, 50 km (30 miles) southeast of Baqub
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU726152.htm

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9 Iraqi soldiers killed in truck bombing :

A suicide truck bomber drove into the provincial headquarters of a commando force north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least nine soldiers and wounding 10 civilians, police said.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-08-07-truck-bomber_x.htm

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US bombs kills three in Baghdad-Eyewitnesses:

US jet fighters bombed civilian targets in the Sadr suburb, a Shiite stronghold in east Baghdad, killing three civilians and injuring 12, witnesses said Monday.
tinyurl.com/f682u

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US planes bombed Baghdad civilian houses: Shia group :

He said a two-hour operation by joint US and Iraqi forces left a number of civilians, mostly women and children, killed or injured.
www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=9745

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As war worsens, White House alters message :

On Thursday, the administration faced a blunt warning about the possibility of a civil war in Iraq from one of its military leaders
www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/06/news/civil.php

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Iraqi civil war has already begun, U.S. troops say:

Villages have been abandoned by Sunni and Shiite Muslims; Sunni insurgents have killed thousands of Shiites in car bombings and assassinations; Shiite militia death squads have tortured and killed hundreds, if not thousands, of Sunnis; and when night falls, neighborhoods become open battlegrounds.
tinyurl.com/h4l7c

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Military Officers Attempted a Coup in Iraq:

The government of Iraq is secretly holding a Baathist cabal of military officers it claims attempted a coup against Prime Minister al-Maliki.
www.nysun.com/article/37384?access=617006

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Pressure mounts for strikes against Kurds in Iraq:

Intensified attacks by Kurdish separatists are putting increased pressure on the Turkish government to strike at rebel bases in Iraq.
www.washingtontimes.com/world/20060806-110441-5613r.htm

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U.S. Soldiers – Allegedly Rape Iraqi 14 Year old: :

The medic said that when he entered the house, he found the 14-year-old girl naked with her legs spread and burned from the waist up, with a single bullet wound beneath her left eye. He also told the hearings he had found her six-year-old sister in an adjacent room with the back of her head blown out, and the bodies of both parents riddled with bullets.
tinyurl.com/f4yub

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Troops ‘took turns’ to rape Iraqi child :

A US military hearing has examined testimony of how three soldiers took it in turns to try to rape an Iraqi girl aged 14 in Mahmudiya in March.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060807/wl_nm/mideast_palestinians_dc

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US soldier described rape and murders, Iraq hearing told:

Griesmyer said Cortez confirmed that he held the girl down as Barker raped her. The weeping child pleaded to be set free, but Barker told her to “shut up”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14401.htm

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Thousands of troops say they won’t fight:

Since 2000, about 40,000 troops from all branches of the military have deserted, the Pentagon says. More than half served in the Army
www.airforcetimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1930387.php

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Afghan, NATO Forces Kill 17 “Taliban” In Afghan South-Police :

Afghan and NATO forces, aided by air strikes, killed 17 Taliban in southern Afghanistan, police said Sunday.
tinyurl.com/gzfjp

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Taliban kills 10th British soldier :

Pte Cutts, of the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, was killed in Northern Helmand province yesterday afternoon.
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5055645.html

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CIA contractor going on trial in fatal beating of Afghan:

The government has said its case includes three paratroopers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who will testify they saw Passaro beat Wali with his hands, his feet and a flashlight in June 2003
www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/news/ci_4145837

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Four Turkish soldiers killed in rebel ambush:

Four Turkish soldiers were killed and three others wounded in an ambush by separatist guerrillas in the northeastern province of Gumushane on Sunday, Anatolian news agency reported.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06748047.htm

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Greg Palast: Fair elections? Don’t count on it:

Mexico’s stolen presidential election holds a warning for voters north of the Rio Grande.
tinyurl.com/l5vem

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Democrats who oppose illegal wars and torture want to reclaim the party :

A grassroots revolt by voters has sparked a struggle for the party’s soul, and a New England senator is in the firing line
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1838736,00.html

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Pressured to Name Names :

A Moroccan says the U.S. gave him a stark choice: Inform on fellow Muslims or be deported as a likely terrorist. It’s a routine tactic, some say.
ktla.trb.com/news/la-me-informant7aug07,0,2407438.story?coll=ktla-news-1

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Classified intelligence bills often are unread:

Nearly all members of the House of Representatives opted out of a chance to read this year’s classified intelligence bill, and then voted on secret provisions they knew almost nothing about.
tinyurl.com/gqazn

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Mike Ferner: A War Resisters Invisible Fence:

Sitting at the computer, wearing my official Electronic Monitoring Ankle Bracelet is certainly better than sitting in jail…but it still does a pretty good job of reminding you you’re now in the criminal class.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14398.htm

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Date: 5 August 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 2588

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$301,362,396,434

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nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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A terrible thought occurs to me – that there will be another 9/11

By Robert Fisk

How many civilians can you make homeless before you start a revolution? And what is next? Are the Israelis to bomb the centre of Beirut? The Corniche? Is this why all the foreign warships came and took their citizens away, to make Beirut safe to destroy?
informationclearinghouse.info/article14378.htm

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A Letter To Robert Fisk

The second Kana massacre and the New Middle East

By Noureddine Ait Messaoudene

The West, in general but particularly meaning western governments, has to abandon the dogma of the moral superiority of Israel over the Arabs altogether, the myth of the only democracy in the Middle East that stands as the ultimate barrier of the “Civilized World” against the threat of “Muslim Terror”.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14384.htm

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Cease Fire Now!

This video is dedicated to the children who have lost their lives because The US, UK and Israel have willingly stopped a ceasefire resulting in the deaths of many civilians in Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank.

7 Minute Video

– Warning –

This video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14337.htm

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Who’s the extremist?

By Soumaya Ghannoushi

By his own definition – and his actions – Blair is as much of a danger to world peace as al-Qaida.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14385.htm

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What happens when the American Dream dies?

By Jerry Landay

When dreams fall apart, humans often respond with rage, hysteria, hopelessness, and fear. How many more will find false comfort in the preachments of dangerous demagogues, who offer certitude by finding scapegoats? How many will seek solace in radical religious frenzy, pronouncing wrathful judgment on America while rooting out “the godless”?
informationclearinghouse.info/article14382.htm

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At least 19 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

Police said they found nine bodies bearing signs of torture and shot in the head in different parts of the capital.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BUL527954.htm

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20 “militants” believed killed:

In the northern city of Mosul, a provincial governor says 20 militants are believed to have been killed in a prolonged gunbattle with security forces yesterday.
www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?S=5243730

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Seven Iraqi troops killed in war on insurgency:

Iraqi insurgents gunned down five soldiers and killed two police in a separate bomb attack, as government forces stepped up their campaign to regain control of a war-torn country.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=136275

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Military court to hear Iraq rape case:

A U.S. military court will convene in Baghdad on Sunday to decide whether to court-martial four U.S. soldiers for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family in March.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060805/ts_nm/iraq_mahmudiya_dc

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At Hearing, Witness Says Troops Fired at Fleeing Iraqis:

Helton said the soldiers fired and one detainee “fell flat down and the second one, wherever he got shot, it was kind of like what you’d see in a movie where he spun around and landed on his back.” One was spitting up blood, he said.
fairuse.100webcustomers.com/fairenough/latimes318.html

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Senator wants U.S. troops out of Iraq within 6 months: .

“ The reality is that we’re losing in Iraq.”
tinyurl.com/oym2c

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Bush didn’t know there were two sects of Islam :

Former Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith is claiming President George W. Bush was unaware that there were two major sects of Islam just two months before the President ordered troops to invade Iraq
tinyurl.com/eldhs

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Israeli Occupation Forces Kill 4 in Gaza:

The dead included a 16-year-old girl, Kifah Natour, her brother, Amar, 15. Their mother Huda, 50, was seriously injured in the raids.
haaretz.com/hasen/spages/745775.html

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Mother, two daughters killed in rocket strike on Bedouin village :

Hezbollah fired 170 Katyusha rockets across northern Israel on Saturday afternoon, 130 of which landed between 4 P.M. and 5 P.M.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/746581.html

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Mortar Attack Kills One Israeli Soldier:

The Israeli military says one of its soldiers died and another was wounded in eastern Lebanon.
www.tw3w.com/blanco/news_story.asp?story_no=2

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Hezbollah fights off dawn attack on Tyre: :

ISRAELI helicopters struck the southern Lebanese city of Tyre today in a dawn raid that failed to land commandos and left one Israeli dead, Hezbollah said.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20027615-1702,00.html

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Israeli Bombs Cut Aid Lifeline:

UN aid officials said the bombing of the main coastal highway north from Beirut to the Syrian border earlier in the day had cut an “umbilical cord” of aid supplies. The bombing halted a convoy of eight lorries carrying 150 tonnes of relief shipments, though aid was arriving by air and by sea.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1837846,00.html

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Hezbollah to Cease Fire If Israel Does: Lebanese Minister:

“We are in a state of defense. If the Israeli aggression ends it would be easier for us to stop our attacks under the condition that Tel Aviv pulls out from Lebanon,” Minister Fneish said.
tinyurl.com/pmfcj

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U.S., France OK U.N. Mideast truce pact:

It does not call for an “immediate cessation of violence,” those officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the draft had not yet been made public. That appeared to be a victory for the U.S. and Israel.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4096572.html

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Missiles neutralizing Israeli tanks:

Hezbollah has fired Russian-made Metis-M anti-tank missiles and owns European-made Milan missiles, the army confirmed on Friday.
tinyurl.com/m2uy6

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The underground voice of Hezbollah:

EVERY night of this 25-day-old conflict, Israeli warplanes have tried to destroy Hezbollah’s television station, al- Manar. Every night they have failed.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2299863,00.html

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Hizbullah rockets cannot be fired from buildings :

The type of missiles being fired by Hizbullah at Israeli cities cannot be fired from within houses, mosques, hospitals or even UN facilities as has been suggested by the IDF.
www.normanfinkelstein.com/article.php?pg=11&ar=345

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War pimp alert:

Iran to supply Hezbollah with surface-to-air missiles:

Iran will supply Hezbollah with surface-to-air missile systems in the coming months, boosting the guerrillas’ defences against Israeli aircraft, according to a report by specialist magazine Jane’s Defence Weekly, citing unnamed Western diplomatic sources.
tinyurl.com/oxowd

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Gordon Prather: Bolton strong-arming the U.N
informationclearinghouse.info/article14381.htm

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UN Approaches the Dustbin of History:

Since the establishment of the UN, the US has used its veto no less than forty times to shield Israel from the international scrutiny and to enable it to violate international norms and to commit war crimes with impunity. The latest such obstruction of the international will occurred only two and a half weeks ago
informationclearinghouse.info/article14380.htm

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Israel does not act or speak for every Jew:

Until Jews are prepared to articulate the need to sever the identification of Judaism and Israel, anti-Semitism will flourish.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14379.htm

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Why doesn’t Israel work for peace?:

Holocaust victims would decry the slaughter of innocent children during attacks on Hezbollah.
informationclearinghouse.info/article14383.htm

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Indigenous Middle Eastern Jews condemn Israeli aggression
ww4report.com/node/2278

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UK: More than 100 MPs sign petition attacking Blair :

The extent of the Labour backbench unrest over Tony Blair’s handling of the Middle East crisis is laid bare for the first time today in a petition calling for an immediate ceasefire.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1214560.ece

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Fury at Blair as 100,000 take to the streets over Lebanon

Some 100,000 protesters took to the streets of London on Saturday to demand an end to Israel’s assault on Lebanon and Gaza – and to express their fury at Tony Blair’s refusal to call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.
www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php?article_id=9416

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Saab stops Venezuela arms sales :

Saab says it cannot continue sales of anti-aircraft and anti-tank devices to Venezuela because of a US arms embargo against President Chavez’s government.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5243880.stm

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Exonerated, Florida Death Row Inmate Tells His Tale :

Some 63 percent of the inmates on death row in the U.S. are black or Latino, even though they represent 25 percent of the total population, according to a 2002 Human Rights Watch report.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34224

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Video: Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons:

They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for BBC Channel 4 . It’s terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you’re not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8451.htm

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Feds threaten lawsuit over Verizon probe:

The Bush administration is threatening to sue Maine regulators should they decide to investigate whether Verizon Communications illegally turned over customer information to the National Security Agency.
morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/2996529.shtml

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