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Date: 8 SEPTEMBER 2006

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Date: 8 September 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 250,000

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2639

Cost of America’s War in Iraq

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Gaza is dying

‘Gaza is a jail. Nobody is allowed to leave. We are all starving now’

By Patrick Cockburn in Gaza

Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world’s attention has been diverted by wars in Lebanon and Iraq.

Interrogation Techniques Rejected By Military Get Bush Approval

By Adam Liptak

Many of the harsh interrogation techniques just repudiated by the Pentagon would be made lawful by legislation put forward the same day by the Bush administration, and the U.S. courts would be forbidden from intervening.

What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? The Hidden Truth

5 Minute Video

The 9-11 Commission held its twelfth and final public hearing June 16-17, 2004, in Washington, DC. On June 16 the Commission heard from several of the federal government’s top law enforcement and intelligence experts on al Qaeda and the 9-11 plot. It was at this hearing that the question “What motivated them to do it?” was finally asked. Watch it.

Thirty-five people killed in India blasts:

Three blasts, including two at a Muslim burial ground, took place in Malegaon town, 260km northeast of Mumbai, India’s financial hub, its mayor Asif Sheikh told Times Now TV.,2106,3791281a12,00.html

U.S. and UK occupation forces among at least 17 killed in Iraq:

The six bodies of blindfold people with multiple gunshot wounds, showing signs of torture, were found overnight in different areas of Baghdad

Eight killed as Iraq Shi’ites converge on festival By Sami al-Jumaili :

Mortars killed eight people as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims converged on an Iraqi holy city on Friday for a religious festival where Shi’ite leaders renewed demands for sweeping new powers in their region.

Iraq post-war plan muzzled:

Rumsfeld said “he would fire the next person” who talked about the need for a post-war plan.

Senate: No prewar Saddam-al-Qaida ties:

There’s no evidence Saddam Hussein had ties with al-Qaida, according to a Senate report on prewar intelligence that Democrats say undercuts President Bush’s justification for invading Iraq.

Thousands of dead Iraqi civilians and:

No Hillary Clinton apology on Iraq war vote :

Sen. Hillary Clinton has been hitting the Bush administration hard over the Iraq war lately, but said yesterday she has no regrets over voting for war.

Stupid? Or democratically ignorant?:

The curse of American ignorance of the world

2 U.S. occupation forces soldiers among 16 killed in Kabul blast:

The blast ripped a military vehicle into two burning chunks and scattered debris and body parts over a wide area. Windows rattled throughout downtown Kabul.

Taliban takes over town for second time in 2 months:

Under attack from Taliban forces, police on Wednesday left the remote Helmand province town of Garmser, which was briefly held by insurgents in July before a U.S.-led force reclaimed it, said district police chief, Ghulam Nabi Malakhail.

Canadians in intense battle as anti-Taliban operation heats up:

American and British planes offered air support Friday as Canadian and Afghan soldiers exchanged heavy fire with Taliban fighters in a major battle west of Kandahar.

Force can’t beat Taliban: Minister:

With Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan locked down in one of this country’s biggest battles in modern times, Ottawa’s top military officials conceded yesterday the Taliban cannot be eliminated by force.

Senate OKs $63 billion for 2 wars :

The bill now totals $469.7 billion. It grew by more than $16 billion during a debate that began in July before it was suspended during lawmakers’ four-week August recess.

The wages of war: Global terrorism up since 9/11 attacks:

The Bush administration continues to argue the virtues of staying the present course. But, in light of our experience so far, this more and more tests the patience, credulity, fiscal sobriety, and risk tolerance of the American public.

Video: Osama Bin Laden with the 9/11 Hijackers?

Jim Lobe : Poll Finds Waning Faith in Military Interventions:

On the question of why the US has lost support around the world, more than two-thirds of respondents identified a “major reason” as the Iraq war; 58% cited “America’s wealth and power”; 49% “the US-led war on terror”; and 46% “US support for Israel”.

Lebanon a Warm-up for U.S.-Iran Clash: Russian Diplomat:

The United States used Israel’s attack on the Hizbollah militia in Lebanon as a prelude to “settling accounts” with Iran, Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Wednesday.

U.S. Expects Iran Sanctions Within Weeks:

The United States expects a Security Council agreement on U.N. sanctions against Iran within weeks unless Tehran agrees at the last minute to freeze uranium enrichment, a senior State Department official said Friday.

U.S. Politicians Should Focus On Tehran, Netanyahu Says:

Benjamin Netanyahu, told an audience in New York yesterday that President Bush is preparing to ditch the United Nations to take on Iran alone and that American politicians of all parties would do well to stop squabbling about Iraq and join the president in focusing on threat from Tehran.

UN warns of suffering imposed on Gaza:

The UN has warned that the 10-week Israeli siege of Gaza has caused suffering and mass despair for the Palestinian people.

Italian FM urges Israel to end blockade of Gaza:

Speaking in Jordan before heading to the West Bank town of Ramallah, D’Alema also reiterated calls for the deployment of international observers in Gaza.

Russian FM slams Israel arrest of Palestinian ministers, MPs:

Lavrov also urged Israel to stop building its controversial West Bank security barrier, Jewish settlements and its practice of “extra-judicial” killings of militants, so that a roadmap for peace could be implemented.

Catholic relief agency decries Israeli settlements :

In Jerusalem, representatives of the Catholic relief agency Caritas have issued a statement condemning Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, saying that all Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories are “illegal under international law.”

Forced Migration Review 26: Palestinian displacement:

Palestinian scholars in the diaspora and Jewish and Israeli activist groups examine the root causes of the displacement of Palestinians, the consequences of the failure to apply international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Palestinian entitlement to protection and compensation.

Israel continues banning Gazans from studying in West Bank:

Hundreds of Palestinian students whom Israel has prevented from continuing studies in West Bank universities for the past six years have recently petitioned the High Court of Justice to instruct the state to allow them to complete their studies.

Saul Landau: Israel makes some American Jews irrational:

Do progressives actually believe that continued bombings will turn Palestinians and Lebanese into obedient neighbors, free of anger and hatred toward those who took their land?

U.S. Orders Closing of Venezuelan Office :

The U.S. government ordered Venezuela to close its military purchasing office in Miami after suspending arms sales to the South American country, American officials said Thursday.,,-6066110,00.html

Paul Craig Roberts : Books are our salvation :

Books teach people their language. They also teach that few problems can be solved by violence and that problems are not solely the preserve of the poor and unfortunate. Real life is in books, and the more artificial virtual reality becomes, the more we need books.

On his knees, Bush pins his hopes on fear:

GEORGE BUSH was fighting for his presidency this week as much as for the Republican members of Congress who face defeat at the mid-term congressional elections less than two months away.

European watchdog calls for clampdown on CIA :

The head of Europe’s human rights watchdog yesterday called for monitoring of CIA agents operating in Britain and other European countries, after President George Bush’s admission that the US had detained terrorist suspects in secret prisons,,1867438,00.html

Armitage admits he blew cover of CIA agent:

The former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage has confirmed that he believes he was the initial source for a 2003 newspaper column that disclosed the CIA’s previously secret employment of Valerie Plame, the wife of a prominent critic of the US war in Iraq.

New poll says most Canadians blame U.S. for 9/11 attacks :

A majority of Canadians believe U.S. foreign policy was one of the root causes that led to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and Quebecers are quicker to criticize the U.S. administration for its international actions than other Canadians, a recent poll suggests.

Clean-up workers feel effects of 9/11 :

Nearly seven out of 10 Ground Zero workers have suffered lung problems during or after their work at the site, according to a study of health effects related to the 11 September 2001 attacks.

9/11 lies:

Bamford revealed that an FBI agent who worked as a consultant to the film quit halfway through production of the mini-series because he believed the writers and producers were “making things up.” Watch it:

The Divide: 911 & The War on Terror :

A musical tribute to mark the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001. On 911 a great divide began throughout the world, you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.

9/11 Omission Commission:

Video documenting the the conflicts of interest of the 9/11 commission and the many distortions of their final report.

BYU places ‘9/11 truth’ professor on paid leave:

Brigham Young University placed physics professor Steven Jones on paid leave Thursday while it reviews his involvement in the so-called “9/11 truth movement” that accuses unnamed government agencies of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center.,1249,645199800,00.html

Davenport Police Confiscate U.S. flags to Protect Cheney:

Berta was carrying a sign that said: “No, You Can’t Have My Rights, I’m Still Using Them.” And she was also holding a little American flag on a stick.


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