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Date: 15 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 2597

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$307,017,145,346

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

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Desert of trapped corpses testifies to Israel’s failure

By Robert Fisk

They made a desert and called it peace. Srifa – or what was once the village of Srifa – is a place of pancaked homes, blasted walls, rubble, starving cats and trapped corpses. But it is also a place of victory for the Hizbollah, whose fighters walked amid the destruction yesterday with the air of conquering heroes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14544.htm

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Olmert’s war – and the next one

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Bush is on notice from the neocons and War Party that have all but destroyed his presidency: Either you take down Iran, Mr. Bush, or you are a failed president. If the president is still listening to these people, Lord help the republic.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14555.htm

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Corporate war machine gathers speed

By Ismael Hossein-zadeh

There is strong evidence that as the Bush administration is mulling over plans to bomb Iran, the simmering conflict between high-ranking military professionals and militaristic civilian leaders is bursting into the open.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14556.htm

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Let Humanity’s Mutiny Begin

By Mike Ferner

Why must Canadians feed and house our fellow Americans who have chosen to do the right thing? We should be the ones taking care of our own. Are we that powerless – are we that unwilling to risk something for those who can truly end this war?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14545.htm

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Mad Dog On A Leash

By Sheila Samples

Dick Cheney, the madman who pulls the levers, who is chillingly indifferent to suffering and — being bloodless himself — doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. Cheney’s plans go beyond just controlling the world’s resources; he knows he won’t be here much longer, so he’s desperate to seize all the riches, if you will, and take them with him. In this administration, Cheney is the “go to” guy for arrogant, barbaric murder.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14549.htm

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President Ahmadinejad Interview

CBS, 60 Minutes – Tehran (Iran)

Wallace, Mike Correspondent, CBS – Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud President, Iran

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14546.htm

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So Osama Walks Into This Bar

By Greg Palast

I’m going to tell you something which is straight-up heresy: America is not under attack by terrorists. There is no WAR on terror because, except for one day five years ago, al Qaeda has pretty much left us alone.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14551.htm

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Home Front: Dispatches from the War on America

Written by Chris Floyd

While your attention has been diverted by the proxy war in Lebanon, the civil war in Iraq, the still-hot shootin’ war in Afghanistan and the coming war with Iran, the Bush Regime been busy waging — and winning — another take-no-prisoners, give-no-quarter conflict right in the sacred Homeland itself: class war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14550.htm

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Pitch Black Void

By Manuel Valenzuela

Make no mistake, 9/11 was, and continues to be, a war upon the American people, a psychological operation directed at our minds and hearts that was, from the very start, nothing but the catalyst needed to launch Project Empire by the delusional criminals and miscreants in power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14554.htm

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Iraq: At least 14 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:

A suicide bomber detonated a truck rigged with explosives outside the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the northern city of Mosul, killing nine people and wounding 36, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU529308.htm

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Fierce gunbattles erupt in Iraq :

Fierce gunbattles broke out Tuesday between armed supporters of an anti-U.S. occupation Shiite cleric and Iraqi security forces after a raid on his office in this southern holy city, leaving many people injured, officials and witnesses said.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060815/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_clashes

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Walls or militias? Iraq faces rival visions for security:

Rival visions of how to halt the carnage in Iraq have gone on show as US troops built walls around a restive suburb of Baghdad and a Shiite leader announced a plan to set up local militias.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060815/wl_mideast_afp/iraq

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Rosy assessments on Iraq `not related to reality,’ some say:

As security conditions continue to deteriorate in Iraq, many Iraqi politicians are challenging the optimistic forecasts of governments in Baghdad and Washington, with some worrying that the rosy views are preventing the creation of effective strategies against the escalating violence.
tinyurl.com/fwbkl

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Inside the Iraqi Forces Fiasco:

The US effort to train Iraqi forces — and bring American troops home — is mired in bureaucratic mismanagement, inept recruits and astonishing shortages of equipment.
service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,431555,00.html

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The Science Of Creating Killers:

Human reluctance to take a life can be reversed through training in the method known as killolog
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14557.htm

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11 “Taliban”, one policeman killed in Afghan Clash :

“Taliban” rebels attacked a police post in southern Afghanistan Monday, sparking a fierce firefight that left 11 militants and one policeman dead, a provincial official said.
www.pakistantimes.net/2006/08/15/top14.htm

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Senior police officer among 10 dead in occupied Afghanistan:

Ten people, including six policemen, three Taliban and a suspected al-Qaeda member, have been killed as violence raged in different parts of Afghanistan on Tuesday.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=896728

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Israeli soldiers shoot 5 Hizbollah resistance fighters:

Israeli soldiers shot five Hizbollah resistance fighters in two separate confrontations in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, the Israeli army said.
tinyurl.com/knapl

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Israel begins pullback as truce holds:

Israeli forces began leaving parts of south Lebanon on Tuesday as a UN truce largely held for a second day and the Lebanese army prepared to move south.
tinyurl.com/kpg7v

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Arabs predict guns won’t be silent long in Lebanon:

“The war in Lebanon may stop, but I doubt it, for never in history has Israel respected a single resolution issued by the Security Council,” wrote columnist Salah Montassir in Egypt’s government daily al-Ahram.
tinyurl.com/ekgf2

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52 percent of Israelis: IDF failed :

A Globes-Smith survey published on Monday showed that the majority of Israelis (52 percent) believe the IDF was unsuccessful in its Lebanon offensive
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3291214,00.html

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Lebanon pact disappoints U.S.:

Bush administration wanted Israeli forces to destroy Hezbollah
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14562.htm

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U.S. ‘freedom agenda’ big winner in Lebanon war, Bush says :

Hezbollah suffered a sound defeat in its war against Israel, which has given a significant boost to the U.S.-led “freedom agenda” in the Middle East, U.S. President George Bush declared Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14563.htm

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America’s one-eyed view of war: Stars, stripes, and the Star of David :

There are two sides to every conflict – unless you rely on the US media for information about the battle in Lebanon. Viewers have been fed a diet of partisan coverage which treats Israel as the good guys and their Hizbollah enemy as the incarnation of evil.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14561.htm

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Israel should pack up and go :

The Zionist dream has turned into a nightmare and is not viable. If the future holds more of the same, then the time has come to reconsider the whole project. Every state has a duty to defend its citizens, but also it has a duty to provide them with security and the two are different.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14558.htm

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Syria’s Assad blasts US plans for Middle East:

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday Hezbollah’s “victory” in the recent war with Israel had destroyed US plans to reshape the Middle East.
tinyurl.com/huf6v

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Iran, Syria praise Hezbollah, mock U.S.:

Ahmadinejad drew cheers when he said Hezbollah foiled what he called the plans of Washington and its allies “to create the so-called new Middle East.”
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15279320.htm

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War pimp alert:

Bush calls for sealing of Syria’s borders :

United States President George W. Bush late yesterday reiterated earlier statements that he believes Iran and Syria are responsible for the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, before calling for the sealing of Syria’s borders
tinyurl.com/glb2h

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Operation “Change of Location”?:

Who infiltrated whom, and on what territory did the initial capture of the IDF soldiers occur? Differing press accounts stating that the capture occurred in Lebanon- not Israel- are now widely known
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14553.htm

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The American Antiwar Movement?: Weak, Passive, Distracted:

Why after a month of war did so few people come out to protest? Where were the “anti-war” Democratic leaders? Where were the anti- war groups such as United for Peace and Justice or MoveOn.org?
www.counterpunch.org/chretien08152006.html

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Israeli Bombs Kills 3 Palestinians In Gaza:

Three Palestinians, including a 17-year-old boy, were killed Monday morning in an Israeli military strike near the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, Palestinian medical officials said.
tinyurl.com/k8ypd

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Israeli airstrike injures at least 8:

An Israeli airstrike late Monday destroyed a house in the occupied Gaza Strip, injuring at least eight people, officials said
tinyurl.com/kdha7

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Gaza militants get new proposal over Israeli soldier :

A source close to the negotiations said the proposal called for Hamas to transfer Corporal Gilad Shalit to Egyptian authorities in return for Israel’s release of up to 600 Palestinian prisoners, including women and minors.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060815/wl_nm/mideast_gaza_shalit_dc

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Teheran insists it won’t freeze nuclear work :

“They should know that such resolutions will not affect our determination. We will pursue the nuclear rights of Iranians which are enshrined in the NPT”.
www.mmorning.com/ArticleC.asp?Article=3866&CategoryID=6

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I bet you it will turn out to be a hoax:

Despite all the revelations about the latest ‘terror plot’, politicians and security chiefs got it wrong before and are likely to have got it wrong now too.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14559.htm

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Australia wants new charges for Guantanamo inmate:

Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks should face new charges before a U.S. military tribunal by November or be returned home, the Australian government said on Tuesday.
tinyurl.com/ztcbt

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How Superpowers Become Impotent:

In Lebanon and Iraq, guerrilla tactics turn clean, mean fighting machines into wimps.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14548.htm

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‘People power’ is a global brand owned by America :

The US and the western media back protests over controversial elections when it suits them, but are silent over those in Mexico
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14560.htm

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The land of the free – but free speech is a rare commodity :

You can say what you like in the US, just as long as you don’t ask awkward questions about America’s role in the Middle East
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14552.htm

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Date: 14 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 2597

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$305,969,558,884

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

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As the 6am ceasefire takes effect… the real war begins

By Robert Fisk

If the ceasefire collapses, as seems certain, neither the Israelis nor the Americans appear to have any plans to escape the consequences. The US saw this war as an opportunity to humble Hizbollah’s Iranian and Syrian sponsors but already it seems as if the tables have been turned.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14536.htm

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Ceasefire or Trojan Horse?

By Mike Whitney

If Sheik Nasrallah chooses to disarm and put his faith in Israel’s assurances of non aggression, that’s his choice. But he should pay close attention to the treatment of the Palestinians in Gaza before he sets his rifle down.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14535.htm

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Seymour Hersh: U.S. Helped Plan Israeli Attack

Video and transcript

Cheney “Convinced” Assault on Lebanon Could Serve as Prelude to Preemptive Attack on Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14540.htm

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Washington’s Interests In Israel’s war.

By Seymour M. Hersh

The Bush Administration, was closely involved in the planning of Israel’s retaliatory attacks. President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were convinced, current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials told me, that a successful Israeli Air Force bombing campaign against Hezbollah’s heavily fortified underground-missile and command-and-control complexes in Lebanon could ease Israel’s security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential American preëmptive attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14526.htm

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Gullible Americans

Paul Craig Roberts

The two co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission Report, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, have just released a new book, “Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission.” Kean and Hamilton reveal that the commission suppressed the fact that Muslim ire toward the US is due to US support for Israel’s persecution and dispossession of the Palestinians, not to our “freedom and democracy” as Bush propagandistically claims.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14531.htm

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U.S. Pressured UK To Arrest Alleged Terror Suspects

By Aram Roston, Lisa Myers, and the NBC News Investigative Unit

The official suggested an attack was not imminent, saying the suspects had not yet purchased any airline tickets. In fact, some did not even have passports.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14533.htm

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Fear and Smear

By William Greider

An evil symbiosis does exist between Muslim terrorists and American politicians, but it is not the one Republicans describe. The jihadists need George W. Bush to sustain their cause. His bloody crusade in the Middle East bolsters their accusation that America is out to destroy Islam. The president has unwittingly made himself the lead recruiter of willing young martyrs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14537.htm

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Are New Weapons Being Used In Gaza and Lebanon

David Halpin MB BS FRCS

Dr. Bashir Sham, member of “French Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons”, explains that the way the corpses look when they reach the hospital, especially those from the ‘air strikes’ in Doueir and Rmayleih, is very abnormal. “One might think they were burnt , but their colour is dark, they’re inflated, and they have a terrible smell.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14530.htm

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Terror Nation: Lies, Injustice, and the American Empire’s Way

Who are the real terrorists?

By Jason Miller

Are they the relative handful of militants (amongst the billions of oppressed people around the globe) who are ready to sacrifice their lives to strike at the deeply corrupt machinations of the socioeconomic system which supports a few wealthy elites ruling the United States, Israel and their sycophants (i.e. Great Britain, Saudi Arabia)?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14529.htm

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New Ruler’s of the World

A documentary film by John Pilger

‘Global economy’ is a modern Orwellian term. On the surface, it is instant financial trading, mobile phones, McDonald’s, Starbucks, holidays booked on the net. Beneath this gloss, it is the globalisation of poverty, a world where most human beings never make a phone call and live on less than two dollars a day, where 6,000 children die every day from diarrhea because most have no access to clean water.

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14517.htm

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Blasts kill 62 in Shiite area of Baghdad:

Car bombs and a rocket barrage struck a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 62 people, a municipal official said
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060814/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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Iraqi health minister alleges wrongful arrests, theft by US occupation troops :

Ali al-Shemri, head of Iraq’s Ministry of Health [official website], alleged Sunday that US occupation troops wrongfully detained five members of his personal security force and stole their salaries during an early morning raid of the Health Ministry Building.
jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2006/08/iraqi-health-minister-alleges-wrongful.php

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Israeli attacks kill at least 17 people in Lebanon:

Hizbollah kill one person. Olmert orders army to observe truce –
www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200608141419/3a866388

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Seven Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon: TV :

Seven Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes with Hezbollah militants in south Lebanon on Sunday, al- Arabiya television reported.
english.people.com.cn/200608/14/eng20060814_292774.html

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24 IDF soldiers killed Saturday in south Lebanon :

Twenty-four Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed and another 11 seriously wounded in heavy clashes Saturday with Hezbollah forces in south Lebanon, after Israel dramatically expanded its ground operation in the area.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/749479.html

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Israel says it can still target Hezbollah arms:

ISRAEL believes it will be entitled to use force to prevent Hezbollah from rearming and to clear guerrilla positions out of southern Lebanon after a UN truce takes effect.
www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20118587-2,00.html

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Israeli general: Troops lacking food can steal from Lebanese stores :

“If our fighters deep in Lebanese territory are left without food our water, I believe they can break into local Lebanese stores to solve that problem,” Brigadier General Avi Mizrahi, the head of the Israel Defense Forces logistics branch, said Monday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/750384.html

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The UN Mideast Ceasefire Resolution Paragraph-by-Paragraph :

Anthony D’Amato of Northwestern University School of Law offers a detailed analysis of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Middle East conflict involving Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon…
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14528.htm

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Stephen Lendman: UN Resolution Guarantees No End To Israel’s War:

It allows Israel the right to resume hostilities any time it wishes and for any reason so long as the Israelis claim an imminent threat exists regardless of whether or not it’s true.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14538.htm

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UN rights council rebukes Israel for human rights violations in Lebanon :

The UN Human Rights Council in a an emergency special session in Geneva Friday adopted by majority vote a resolution condemning Israel for violating international human rights laws in the ongoing Middle East conflict
jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2006/08/un-rights-council-rebukes-israel-for.php

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Israeli Occupation Forces kill 3 Palestinians :

According to the Palestinians the three were working near the Agricultural High School in Beit Hanoun.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/750341.html

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Gunmen kidnap 2 journalists in Gaza:

Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign journalists working for the Fox News television channel in Gaza on Monday, a witness said. The witness, a Palestinian who worked with the two journalists, said one of them, a producer, was an American, and the other, whose nationality he did not know, was a cameraman.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1185372006&format=print

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THE Begining Of The End Of The Zionist State Of Israel…? :

If the countdown to catastrophe for all is to be stopped, the only possible solution to the Palestine problem is One State for All. That would, of course, be the end of Zionism’s colonial enterprise and of Zionism itself.
www.williambowles.info/isrl-pal/2006/0806/end_of_israel.html

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American support may no longer be enough :

Israel’s long-term future lies in connecting with its Arab neighbours, not a western superpower thousands of miles away
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1843882,00.html

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Jostein Gaarder: God’s Chosen People:

There are limits to our patience, and there are limits to our tolerance. We do not believe in divine promises as a justification for occupation and apartheid. We have left the Middle Ages behind.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14532.htm

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I wrote out of disgust for the war:

Jostein Gaarder sticks to the intentions behind his controversial critique of Israel’s conduct in recent fighting in Lebanon, but admits that the approach chosen was ‘problematic’
www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1415414.ece

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Bush ‘viewed war in Lebanon as a curtain-raiser for attack on Iran’ :

The Bush administration was informed in advance and gave the “green light” to Israel’s military strikes against Hizbollah ? with plans drawn up months before two Israeli soldiers were seized ?it has been claimed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14539.htm

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Iranian Leader Opens Up :

Iran’s President Mahmoud speaks with Mike Wallace
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14527.htm

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War pimp alert: U.S.:

Iraqi Shiites get help from Iran:

The U.S. military has evidence that Shiite extremists in Iraq are receiving arms and training from Iran
www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/news/15270986.htm

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No evidence Iran active in Iraq: US general

There is no evidence the Iranian government is stirring trouble in Iraq, a U.S. general said on Monday, playing down suggestions that Tehran will retaliate for U.S. backing of Israel’s war on Hizbollah.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/14/AR2006081400362.html

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Sickened Iraq vets cite depleted uranium::

Since he left a bombed-out train depot in Iraq, his gums bleed. There is more blood in his urine, and still more in his stool. Bright light hurts his eyes. A tumor has been removed from his thyroid.
tinyurl.com/jd6r2

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Afghanistan: Fighting leaves at least 18 dead:

Gunbattles and a suicide bombing killed 12 gunmen and six policemen across southern Afghanistan on Monday.
tinyurl.com/l99ry

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Afghan fighting kills 25 “insurgents”:

Fighting in Afghanistan left at least 25 “insurgents” and five Afghan security forces dead, officials said Sunday.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4114054.html

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3 U.S. occupation soldiers killed in attack in Afghanistan :

A Pentagon statement says the three were killed when their platoon was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire.
tinyurl.com/ocdtl

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Voters For Peace

“I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign.”
www.votersforpeace.us/

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Pakistan says ‘ringleader’ admits link with al-Qaida :

Arrested Briton has given ‘many clues’ but campaigners say he was tortured
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14525.htm

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Terror police target 70 ‘plots’:

More than 70 anti-terrorist investigations involving over 100 suspected Islamic extremists are under way in Britain in an operation unmatched even at the height of the IRA’s mainland campaign.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/08/14/nterror14.xml

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Craig Murry: The UK Terror plot: what’s really going on?:

This is more propaganda than plot.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14541.htm

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Abid Ullah Jan: Why the Terror Plots Are False:

Those who attribute terrorism to Al-Qaeda have no evidence. The FBI has clearly said that it doesn’t have any evidence against Osama for his involvement in 9/11
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14534.htm

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Critics warn against attempt to push through 90-day detention :

ohn Reid has provoked anger by signalling he is likely to make a fresh attempt to push through 90-day detention without charge for terrorist suspects in the wake of the alleged transatlantic bomb plot.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1219066.ece

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Chertoff Says U.S. Needs More Authority:

The nation’s chief of homeland security said Sunday that the U.S. should consider reviewing its laws to allow for more electronic surveillance and detention of possible terror suspects, citing last week’s foiled plot.
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2308590

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Hicks could spend seven years in jail:

THE Australian inmate of Guantanamo Bay, David Hicks, could spend up to seven years in the notorious United States military prison before he goes to trial, his lawyer, Major Michael Mori, said last night.
tinyurl.com/pjhsa

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Howard defeated on asylum:

Australia has abandoned plans for tougher asylum laws after a parliamentary revolt dealt an unprecedented defeat to John Howard’s 10-year-old government.
tinyurl.com/mj5yk

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FBI: No terror groups in cell phone case 51 minutes ago:

FBI said Monday it had no information to indicate that the three Texas men arrested with about 1,000 cell phones in their van had any direct connection to known terrorist groups.
tinyurl.com/z3efh

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Colombo blast kills seven:

At least seven people have been killed and 17 injured by a bomb blast in the Sri Lankan capital after a military convoy was hit in the centre of the city.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6867CB62-4604-4368-B2C6-CC970C14544E.htm

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Video: John Pilger: Stealing a Nation :

There are times when one tragedy, one crime tells us how a whole system works behind its democratic facade and helps us to understand how much of the world is run for the benefit of the powerful and how governments lie. To understand the catastrophe of Iraq, and all the other Iraq’s along imperial history’s trail of blood and tears, one need look no further than Diego Garcia.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1027.htm

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President Chavez:, looks forward to see the U.S. going through a “process of transition towards democracy,” :

According to Chavez, US president, George W. Bush applies “a tyrannical and dictatorial policy against his own people, he violates human rights, he does not respect the freedom of expression, he persecutes his citizens, he accuses them, he manipulates them, he deceives them.”
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=66170

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Jailed anti-Chavez leader escapes :

In his role as a key union leader, Ortega, 59, played a central role in the 63-day strike that aimed to oust Mr Chavez from the presidency.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4789431.stm

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Castro’s 80th birthday, an essay by Alexandre Trudeau:

From the very start, the United States never gave Castro’s Cuba a choice. Either Castro had to submit himself and his people to America’s will or he had to hold his ground against them.
tinyurl.com/lc7ah

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Israeli spy affair: Judge Rules For Pro-Israel Lobbyists:

A federal judge has dealt a blow to the prosecution of two former pro-Israel lobbyists by ruling that the government cannot seek to prove that a document key to the case was classified.
www.nysun.com/article/37841?access=655143

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Israeli spy affair: AIPAC espionage case won’t be dismissed:

A US federal district judge in Virginia Thursday denied the request of two former employees of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to dismiss the espionage charges against them.
tinyurl.com/po3a5

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Panel Suggests Using Inmates in Drug Trials :

An influential federal panel of medical advisers has recommended that the government loosen regulations that severely limit the testing of pharmaceuticals on prison inmates, a practice that was all but stopped three decades ago after revelations of abuse.
www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0813-01.htm

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Humor?

I’M THE DECIDER:

See the world run when Dick shoots his gun, see how I lie
decider.cf.huffingtonpost.com/

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Date: 12 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 2601

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$306,368,582,490

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

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What the Hell Has Happened To The Israeli Army?

By UriAvnery

On the 32nd day of the war, Hizbullah is still standing and fighting. That by itself is a stunning feat: a small guerilla organization, with a few thousand fighters, is standing up to one of the strongest armies in the world and has not been broken after a month of “pulverizing”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14522.htm

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Tea and rockets: Café Society, Beirut-style

By Robert Fisk

Too many journos are wearing flak jackets and helmets, little spacemen who want to show they are “in combat” on television. I notice how their drivers and interpreters are usually not given flak jackets. These are reserved for us, the Westerners, the Protected Ones, Those Who Must Live.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14519.htm

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Fighting Jim Crow in Israel

By Mike Whitney

In Israel, there is a two-tiered system of justice; one for Jews and another for non Jews; full-citizenship for Israeli-Jews and “Jim Crow” for Arabs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14521.htm

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Descent Into Moral Barbarism

By Norman Finkelstein

As Israel’s military bravely fires away shells and missiles to lay waste the fragile human and physical infrastructure of Lebanon, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, waging battle on a second front to legitimize Israel’s criminal aggression, bravely fires away op-eds from his foxhole at Martha’s Vineyard to lay waste the fragile infrastructure of international law.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14523.htm

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New Ruler’s of the World

A documentary film by John Pilger

‘Global economy’ is a modern Orwellian term. On the surface, it is instant financial trading, mobile phones, McDonald’s, Starbucks, holidays booked on the net. Beneath this gloss, it is the globalisation of poverty, a world where most human beings never make a phone call and live on less than two dollars a day, where 6,000 children die every day from diarrhea because most have no access to clean water.

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14517.htm

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Video interview with John Perkins

How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions.

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8171.htm

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19 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Lebanon Saturday:

The military also said that a five member crew of a downed helicopter was missing.
tinyurl.com/oynf4

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Hezbollah shoots down Israeli helicopter:

Israel has nearly tripled the number of forces in Lebanon as part of its expanded ground war, and expects to fight for another week, despite a United Nations cease-fire resolution, IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz said Saturday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/749479.html

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Israel to withdraw in week or two:

The government is expected on Sunday morning to approve Security Council Resolution 1701 to stop the fighting in southern Lebanon, but the withdrawal of Israel Defense Forces soldiers from Lebanon will only begin in about a week or two,
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3290269,00.html

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U.S. assures Israel it will not be forced to withdraw from Shaba :

An agreement reached between Israel and the United States on the disputed Shaba Farms area, located on Israel’s border with Lebanon, enabled a breakthrough in reaching a cease-fire resolution at the United Nations on Friday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/749566.html

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Bush won’t allow Iran to go nuclear :

An interview with Benjamin Netanyahu
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14520.htm

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Israeli Army Shoots Unarmed Protestors in Bil’in:
www.palsolidarity.org/main/2006/08/11/bilin-4/

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227 Killed As Tamil Rebels Push to Recapture Peninsula :

More than 200 rebels and 27 government soldiers died in Saturday’s fighting, which continued as night fell, said a military spokesman, Brig. Athula Jayawardana. Eighty government soldiers were wounded, he said.
tinyurl.com/mw4va

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Mexico leftist claims election recount proves fraud:

Mexico’s opposition leader said on Friday a partial recount of votes from the presidential election he narrowly lost has shown so many errors that the top electoral court will have to declare him president-elect.
tinyurl.com/pjpge

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Bolivia Suspends Nationalization of Oil Fields, Razon Reports :

Bolivia temporarily suspended a plan to seize oil and natural gas fields controlled by foreign companies, saying the state oil company lacks the necessary funds to execute the process, La Razon reported.
tinyurl.com/qfvcf

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S Africa warns white farmers of expropriation:

South Africa has told white farmers it may seize their properties under the land restitution program if they fail to agree on a selling price within six months.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200608/s1713602.htm

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News For 08/12/06

Israel kills another 20 civilians despite U.N. resolution

By Tom Perry

The Israeli army pushed deeper into Lebanon and air strikes killed up to 20 people on Saturday, despite a U.N. Security Council demand for a “full cessation of hostilities” in the month-old war with Hizbollah guerrillas.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14511.htm

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Put an end to the aggression

By Fouad Siniora
Prime minister of Lebanon

Israel says this war is against Hizbullah, not Lebanon. But the Israeli terror is inflicted on all Lebanese. The indiscriminate murder of more than 1,100 Lebanese civilians (a third of them children), the massacres and “cleansing” of villages and the wanton destruction of our infrastructure are nothing short of criminal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14515.htm

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If you want the roots of terror, try here

By Robert Fisk

There were more thumps in the darkness across Beirut where an awful lot of people are suffering from terror – although I can assure George W that while the pilots of the aircraft dropping bombs across the city in which I have lived for 30 years may or may not be fascists, they are definitely not Islamic.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14516.htm

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Iraq: 49 Killed In On Going U.S. Occupation :

Two U.S. occupation soldiers were killed when their patrol was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military said in a statement
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BUL233246.htm

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Iraq informs Turkey on banning PKK:

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maleki has informed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the government decided to shut down all offices and halt activities of the Kurdish sepratist movement, the Workers Party of Kurdistan (the PKK).
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=895840

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Turkish, Iranian armies build up forces along Iraq’s only quiet area :

The Kurdish provinces of northern Iraq are the country’s most stable and prosperous area. But to neighbouring Iran and Turkey, they are something else: an inspiration and a support base for the large Kurdish minorities in their own countries.
tinyurl.com/pxkk2

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Israel’s attack on convoy kills 7 a ‘mistake’:

At least seven people were killed and 36 wounded when an unmanned Israeli aircraft fired on the convoy of more than 500 vehicles.
tinyurl.com/rm585

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7 Israeli occupation troops killed, 11 seriously hurt in Lebanon:

Seven soldiers killed, 84 injured in series of incidents in southern Lebanon; wounded evacuated to hospitals in northern Israel.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3290185,00.html#n

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Israeli Troops Reach the Litani River :

The units were part of a massive force that flooded into Lebanon, trying to seize as much territory as possible before a U.N. cease-fire comes into effect. The objective was to control southern Lebanon up to the Litani River, about 18 miles from the Israeli border, before handing over the area to the Lebanese army and U.N. troops.
tinyurl.com/r7zql

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Rockets land near Haifa, Maalot:

More than 50 rockets landed in northern communities Saturday. Six people were lightly injured by shrapnel. The last barrages hit the Akko area at around 7 p.m., causing several people to suffer from shock.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3290055,00.html

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Israel’s, Lebanon attacks will continue :

Ehud Olmert’s office said late Friday that the expanded incursion into Lebanon would continue “for the time being,” despite agreeing to a cease-fire resolution drafted by the United Nations Security Council.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/749566.html

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Israel, Hezbollah issue caveats on deal :

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, said on Saturday “We must not make a mistake, not in the resistance, the government or the people, and believe that the war has ended. The war has not ended. There have been continued strikes and continued casualties,” he added.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14514.htm

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Security Council OKs Mideast Peace Deal:

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday that calls for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, and authorizes the deployment of 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers to help Lebanese troops take control of south Lebanon as Israel withdraws.
tinyurl.com/m8ek3

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Text of draft UN resolution on Lebanon war:

Following is the text of the operative provisions of a draft resolution circulated to members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14510.htm

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U.S.: Should Deny Israeli Request for Cluster Munitions :

HRW: Civilians in Lebanon have already died from Israel’s use of similar weapons, which blanket a wide area with deadly submunitions.
tinyurl.com/mnyyk

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Hard-line Neo-Cons Assail Israel for Timidity:

While much of the world has criticised Israel for carrying out a “disproportionate” war against Hezbollah in Lebanon, hard-line neo-conservatives have attacked the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for timidity.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34322

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Face to faith :

Christian fundamentalists may offer unwavering support for Israel – but not in the name of religious tolerance, says David Self
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1842894,00.html

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4 Killed in Afghanistan as occupation continues:

U.S.-led coalition troops and Afghan forces, meanwhile, raided a building in southeastern Afghanistan, killing three suspected al-Qaida members, officials said. Suicide attack on convoy kills soldier :
www.columbiatribune.com/2006/Aug/20060812News008.asp

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3 U.S. occupation soldiers killed in Afghanistan :

Three U.S. occupation soldiers were killed and three wounded in a firefight in northeastern Afghanistan after militants attacked an American patrol with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire, a military spokesman said Saturday.
tinyurl.com/o832u

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It’s that’s time again – for another ‘terror plot’:

It’s amazing really that nobody sees the paradox of Reid calling for the abolition of what’s left of our civil rights in order to preserve them but then there’s nothing logical about the ‘war on terror’, it is itself a contradiction of terms.
www.williambowles.info/ini/2006/0806/ini-0445.html

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US accused of jumping the gun in blaming al-Qaeda:

BRITISH officials are furious with the US Administration for “jumping the gun” by declaring that al-Qaeda was behind the airline terror plot, The Times has learnt.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14512.htm

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Gordon Prather: Homegrown ‘Islamic fascists’:

Perhaps the Pakistani-Brits thought they might “shape the will” of a few members of Congress, get them to quit supporting American-Israeli wars of aggression against Islam, by at least threatening to blow American airliners out of the sky in retaliation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14513.htm

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Pakistan tracked Al Qaeda Briton well before swoop:

Pakistani intelligence agents monitored telephone calls and e-mails of British Al Qaeda operative Rashid Rauf for some time before arresting the man they say was central to a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners.
tinyurl.com/nvw67

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Bureaucracy impedes bomb-detection work :

As the British terror plot was unfolding, the Bush administration quietly tried to take away $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new explosives detection technology.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060812/ap_on_go_ot/terror_explosives_detection_10

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In case you missed it:

Audio: The Incredible Lying BushCo :

Tell me lies, Tell me sweet little lies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5115.htm

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Destroying Paradise for Profit:

What role did Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff play in allowing American companies to profit by exploiting tens of thousands of female workers in the Northern Marianas Islands?
www.alternet.org/story/35458

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Date: 11 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 2597

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$305,969,558,884

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

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Hizbollah’s iron discipline is match for military machine

By Robert Fisk

It should be said that the Israeli army are not winning their war in southern Lebanon. Within two kilometres of their own border, they lost their 15 soldiers on Wednesday. Many others were wounded. – It is still only two miles from the border and they are fighting a far more determined and disciplined enemy than in 1982, when their “incursion” took them as far as Beirut
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14498.htm

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Learning From Its Mistakes

By Charles Glass

In the interval between its founding in 1982 and the victory of 2000, Hizbullah had become – as well as an armed force – a sophisticated and successful political party. It jettisoned its early rhetoric about making Lebanon an Islamic republic, and spoke of Christians, Muslims and Druze living in harmony. When it put up candidates for parliament, some of those on its electoral list were Christians. It won 14 seats.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14504.htm

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This is what terror looks like

A Must Watch Lebanon War Documentary.

Lebanese Doctors and Civilian’s Speak Out against the Terrorism they are facing from Israel. Shocking Documentary About the War in Lebanon and the tragedy in Qana.

Warning

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

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14502.htm

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How I found myself with the Islamic fascists

By Jonathan Cook

As we approach the fifth official anniversary of the “war on terror”, the foiled UK “terror plot” has neatly provided George W Bush, the “leader of the free world”, with a chance to remind us of our fight against the “Islamic fascists”. But what if the war on terror is not really about separating the good guys from the bad guys, but about deciding what a good guy can be allowed to say and think?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14501.htm

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“Fear! Fear!” shouted hawks and profiteers

By Brian Bogart

In the last 25 years the US created the threat and, through the resultant fear, the worldwide authoritarian means to pretend to deal with it while exercising the full scope of its imperial ambitions, with friends and puppets tagging along.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14507.htm

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The Power of Nightmares

Must See Video Documentary

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares. Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1037.htm

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Tripping On Reality In The Land Of Make Believe

By Dom Stasi

Today we have a media – and a press – that remains free, but is devoid of the courage to be as truthful as that freedom mandates. Not only does today’s mass media quiver at the very thought of speaking truth to power, its practitioners no longer even have the skills required to do so with meaning, to rebut with the gravity and power born of truth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14508.htm

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New Facts Surface

By Mark H Gaffney

Our government and media are keeping back vital information from the American public. The key information has to do with Iran’s actual positions regarding its nuclear program, and also its relation to Israel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14496.htm

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Take Our Country Back!

By Rep. Cynthia McKinney

Ladies and gentlemen, there comes a time when people of conscience are compelled to dissent. Bobby Kennedy said, “The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country.” We love our country, and that is why we dissent: because we care. We care about the dignity of all the world’s people.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14509.htm

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6 Killed as Israel attacks convoy fleeing south Lebanon:

Israeli aircraft fired rockets at a convoy of hundreds of cars carrying people fleeing south Lebanon on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 30, witnesses and rescue workers said.
tinyurl.com/zqpp5

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Israeli airstrikes kill at least 14 across Lebanon :

Israeli airstrikes pounded south Beirut and border crossings to Syria, killing at least 14 people across Lebanon as ground fighting picked up intensity in the south.
www.freenewmexican.com/news/47747.html

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At least 7 killed as Israel Bombs Beirut:

Israeli soldier killed and another seriously injured by an anti-tank missile fired in the village of Labona in south Lebanon, it was released for publication Friday.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3289598,00.html

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Hezbollah: At Least 4 Israeli Soldiers Dead In 2 Battles :

Hezbollah Friday said its fighters killed four Israeli soldiers in Qantara, and said it killed or wounded about 15 Israeli soldiers trying to advance toward the border village of Aita al-Shaab.
tinyurl.com/eskdo

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Two Israeli soldiers killed in south Lebanon:

Two Israel soldiers were killed Thursday, one day after 15 IDF troops were killed, as Israel and Hezbollah fighters were involved in bitter battles near the village of Marjayoun and neighboring Khiam and Kila.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=748556

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1 Dead in Israeli Attack on Refugees :

An Israeli drone fired at a convoy fleeing attacks in southern Lebanon, killing at least one refugee and wounding others, witnesses and hospital officials said.
www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/ap/2006/08/11/ap2944428.html

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Hezbollah: Guerrillas destroy Israeli gunboat :

Hezbollah TV reported Friday that guerrillas destroyed an Israeli gunboat with a crew of 12 off the coast of Tyre.
www.suntimes.com/output/news/gunboat11.html

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Israel satisfied with changes made to cease-fire resolution :

Olmert will thus recommend to his ministers Sunday that the cabinet vote in favor of the resolution.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/749488.html

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The search for an exit :

The Olmert government has to be given a chance to climb down without looking too much like a loser and allowing Israeli forces to stay in Lebanon for a while may, at least in Israel’s estimation, meet that requirement.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,,1841985,00.html

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Israel rejects Russia’s humanitarian truce plan: –

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman rejected on Friday a Russian proposal for a 72-hour humanitarian truce in the month-old war between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L11357651.htm

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Israel Asks U.S. to Ship Rockets With Wide Blast :

Israel has asked the Bush administration to speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, which it could use to strike Hezbollah missile sites in Lebanon, two American officials said Thursday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14499.htm

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Parts and bits.

My baby is nothing but parts and bits
tinyurl.com/je28o

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Lebanon – In pictures:

Looking into the face of war –

Warning – Images show the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14503.htm

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Israeli strikes on Lebanese watersheds questioned:

Raising accusations here that Israel is using its war on Hezbollah to lay claim to Lebanon’s prime watersheds.
tinyurl.com/zj8h5

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Lebanon Oil Spill May Rival Exxon Valdez of 1989 :

Lebanon’s oil spill, caused by Israeli bombardment of oil storage units at a power plant, may rival the leakage from the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989 if left untreated, the United Nations Environment Program said.
tinyurl.com/jqqsq

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Beirut rejects deployment of additional UN troops:

Negotiators believed they had achieved a breakthrough, then the deal came apart when Beirut rejected deployment of extra UN troops
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2006/s1713200.htm

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Olmert’s popularity plunges in Israel – poll:

The survey in the Haaretz newspaper found only 48 percent of Israelis were satisfied with Olmert’s performance compared with popularity ratings of more than 75 percent in polls taken in the early stages of fighting against the Lebanese group.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L11918874.htm

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Olmert cannot remain in the prime minister’s office :

Ehud Olmert may decide to accept the French proposal for a cease-fire and unconditional surrender to Hezbollah. That is his privilege. Olmert is a prime minister whom journalists invented, journalists protected, and whose rule journalists preserved. Now the journalists are saying run away.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/749484.html

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Self-fulfilling prophecy:

It is symptomatic of Western racism that Israel and its sympathisers are blind to what it is ordinary Arabs find admirable in Hizbullah
weekly.ahram.org.eg/print/2006/807/op3.htm

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Ghayth Armanazi: Israel has already lost this war :

From now on it will be difficult – and lonely – to be a moderate voice in the Middle East
comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article1218400.ece

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Palestinian deaths rise amid fear of worse to come:

151 people were killed in the Gaxza strip in July, the highest total since October 2004, when 166 people died. The majority of those killed were civilians.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329550691-103552,00.html

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Haredi rabbis seek ‘hudna’ with Hamas:

Shas mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Rabbi Yehuda Leib Steinman, a leading Ashkenazi haredi spiritual leader, have given their blessing to a meeting with Hamas aimed at reaching a hudna (Arabic for cease-fire) that could save Jewish lives.
tinyurl.com/o5eny

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Plain genocide:

Seven weeks into Israel’s offensive on Gaza finds the civilian population desperate, isolated, and defenceless before Israeli massacres
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/807/re2.htm

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Tariq Ali: Toward A New Radical Politics :

My view has always been that either the Palestinians get a fair and just state or you have a single-state solution—there is no third way in between these two. Now, curiously, the Israelis by their own action have made a single state the only possible thing.
www.motherjones.com/interview/2006/08/tariq_ali.html

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Israel / Palestine: Are we being told the truth?:

No, of course not. – The so-called Peace Process between Israel and the Palestinians is a total sham and everybody knows it
dublinerinjapan.blogspot.com/2006/08/268-war-in-lebanon.html

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In case you missed it?:

Gareth Porter: Burnt Offering:

How a 2003 secret overture from Tehran might have led to a deal on Iran’s nuclear capacity — if the Bush administration hadn’t rebuffed it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14497.htm

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American Jewish Committee Voices Concerns about Venezuela’s Support for Iran, Hezbollah:

In an interview broadcast on Al-Jazeera television, President Chavez said Israel’s actions regarding the Palestinians and Lebanon are “perpetrated in the fascist manner of Hitler…they are doing what Hitler did to the Jews.”
tinyurl.com/ogcpm

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Iraq: At least 10 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:

Six bound and blindfolded bodies bearing signs of torture were found in different parts of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. Each had been executed with a single shot to the head.
today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L11460184

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NATO soldier among 4 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation of Afghanistan: –

A suicide car bomber killed a NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan on Friday, and the U.S. military said U.S.-led and Afghan forces killed three suspected al Qaeda fighters and arrested three more in a raid.
tinyurl.com/pjscf

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Mercenary Jackpot:

While the Bush Administration calls for the immediate disbanding of what it has labeled “private” and “illegal” militias in Lebanon and Iraq, it is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into its own global private mercenary army tasked with protecting US officials and institutions overseas.
www.thenation.com/docprint.mhtml?i=20060828&s=scahill

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Timing is everything:

UK “Terror” Plot:

Intelligence officials had been tracking terrorists for months : Officials in Washington said American intelligence agencies had been deeply involved in the investigation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14500.htm

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Britain’s airline terror plot: Questions that need to be answered:

The claim that American and British security forces have thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up commercial flights between Britain and the United States should not be accepted uncritically.
www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/lond-a11.shtml

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The 10-Year-Old Terrorist Plot:

During the mid-1990s, the U.S. took into custody two Kuwaiti men who had devised the technical plan for Operation Bojinka — the name for a plan to blow up a large number of jumbo jets over the Pacific.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14505.htm

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Bush seeks political gains from foiled plot:

US President George W. Bush seized on a foiled London airline bomb plot to hammer unnamed critics he accused of having all but forgotten the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
tinyurl.com/kjp2r

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Americans believe spin, not facts :

Half of those polled said Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction at the time of the U.S. invasion in 2003. That’s up from 36 percent a year ago.
tinyurl.com/rzjpa

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In case you missed it:

Constant Conflict: There will be no peace.

At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3011.htm

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Romney activates National Guard for Logan Airport:

The heightened security at Boston’s Logan International Airport also was boosted by National Guard troops activated Thursday by Gov. Mitt Romney and deputized with the power of arrest. Among their assignments: screening passengers a second time at each departing gate.
tinyurl.com/my7pc

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Two accused of laundered money for Hizbollah -Ohio prosecutor:

Two 20-year-old men arrested in Ohio were being held on Thursday on charges of money laundering on behalf of Hizbollah, authorities said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N10312660.htm

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Retroactive War Crime Protection Proposed :

The Bush administration drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policymakers from possible criminal charges for authorizing any humiliating and degrading treatment of detainees, according to lawyers who have seen the proposal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14495/htm

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Israeli Espionage Case Dismissal Gambit Fails: :

Judge Ellis made it clear that lack of prosecutions under any criminal statute is not a safe harbor or license for would be criminals, including AIPAC officials.
irmep.org/rosweiss2.htm

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FBI issues warrant for fugitive Kobi Alexander’s arrest:

Alexander is alleged to have transferred $57 million to Israel. Two other former Comverse Technology executives have been arrested.
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000121475&fid=942

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Pentagon Officials Quit at Agency Linked to Bribes :

The new departures come as the House intelligence committee is preparing its own report on corrupt favors performed by Mr. Cunningham as a member of the panel.
tinyurl.com/qd9wj

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US police chief says sorry after officers joked about shot woman :

A police chief has apologised after he was caught on video laughing about a female lawyer who was shot in the head at a protest demonstration by his officers.
www.guardian.co.uk/usguns/Story/0,,1842163,00.html

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NSA telecom lawsuits sent to California court:

Seventeen lawsuits against U.S. telephone companies for allegedly unlawfully aiding a government spy program have been consolidated into a California federal court, said a ruling made public on Thursday.
tinyurl.com/ps266

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4 Minute Video:

Lou Dobbs Wakes Up to 9/11 Lies:

Why did it take five years for these reports to come out?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14506.htm

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