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Date: 10 September 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 2667

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$313,580,559,350

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

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62,006 – 180,000, The number killed in the ‘war on terror’

By David Randall and Emily Gosden

The “war on terror” – and by terrorists – has directly killed a minimum of 62,006 people, created 4.5 million refugees and cost the US more than the sum needed to pay off the debts of every poor nation on earth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14906.htm

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America’s warrior nation – The legacy of 9/11

By Gore Vidal

The shortcomings of the American leader were alarmingly exposed on the day the terrorists struck. He and his acolytes are now leading their empire towards permanent conflict with lslam .
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14910.htm

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Palestinians forced to scavenge for food on rubbish dumps

By Patrick Cockburn in Jerusalem

The Israeli military and economic siege of Gaza has led to a collapse in Palestinian living conditions and many people only survive by looking for scraps of food in rubbish dumps, say international aid agencies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14903.htm

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War-Mongering America Terrorizes the World

By Howard Zinn

There is something important to be learned from the recent experience of the United States and Israel in the Middle East: that massive military attacks, inevitably indiscriminate, are not only morally reprehensible, but useless in achieving the stated aims of those who carry them out.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14904.htm

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America’s Ideologue in Chief

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“Democracies don’t attack each other or threaten the peace,” said Bush. How does he then explain the War of 1812, when we went to war against Britain, when she was standing up to Napoleon? What about the War Between the States? Were not the seceding states democratic? What about the Boer War, begun by the Brits? What about World War I, fought between the world’s democracies, which also happened to be empires ruling subject peoples?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14901.htm

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How Middle America made me feel safer

Here were 32,000 Muslims saying they were proud to be Americans

By Robert Fisk

So there we go again, I thought. Muslims sacrifice their children. Muslims feel hate more than they love their children. No wonder, I suppose, that their kiddies keep getting Israeli bullets through their hearts in Gaza and American bullets through their hearts in Iraq and Israeli bombs smashing them to death in Lebanon. It’s all the Arabs’ fault.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14902.htm

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Day of Reckoning; America’s Economic Meltdown

By Mike Whitney

From the cratering hedge funds, to the faltering dollar, to the fizzling housing bubble, western-style capitalism is in the advanced stages of collapse. Deregulation and liberalization have only hastened its decline.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14905.htm

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The slaughter continues:

NATO occupation forces kill 94 suspected Taliban:

NATO occupation forces and Afghan forces killed 94 Taliban fighters in airstrikes and ground attacks in southern Afghanistan.
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/09/10/asia/AS_GEN_Afghanistan.php

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Afghan governor assassinated:

A bomber has killed the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province, along with two other people, police say
snipurl.com/w7iz

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Two occupation forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan:

The statement did not give the soldiers’ nationalities. Most of the 20,000 occupation troops in the “coalition” are American.
snipurl.com/w7j1

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Top soldier quits as blundering campaign turns into ‘pointless’ war:

THE former aide-de-camp to the commander of the British taskforce in southern Afghanistan has described the campaign in Helmand province as “a textbook case of how to screw up a counter-insurgency”.
snipurl.com/w7j1

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Canada: Distance the Afghan mission from the U.S.:

As in Iraq, the Americans and the allies have managed the opposite of what they intended. They have “recreated the safe haven for terrorism that the 2001 invasion aimed to destroy.”
snipurl.com/w7j7

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In case you missed it:

A John Pilger documentary:

Breaking The Silence:
A hard hitting special report into the “war on terror”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12555.htm

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More than 25 Killed In Occupied Iraq:

Three people were killed and 15 wounded when a bomb exploded in a popular market in Bab al-Sharji in central Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10332825.htm

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Police find 16 more tortured corpses :

Iraqi police also found 16 bullet-riddled corpses of men killed in the vicious sectarian conflict, some of them with severed heads.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060910/wl_mideast_afp/iraqunrest

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U.S. count of Baghdad deaths excludes car bombs, mortar attacks:

U.S. officials, seeking a way to measure the results of a program aimed at decreasing violence in Baghdad, aren’t counting scores of dead killed in car bombings and mortar attacks as victims of the country’s sectarian violence.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15474438.htm

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Iraqi parliament speaker suspends legislative session:

Iraq Iraq’s parliament speaker on Sunday suspended the start of a legislative session after two major Sunni blocs boycotted the proceedings because of a dispute over a draft bill submitted by the main Shiite grouping, a Sunni lawmaker said.
snipurl.com/w7jb

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Tortured screams ring out as Iraqis take over Abu Ghraib :

The notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.
snipurl.com/w781

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No mercy for mercenaries in tough new law :

Thousands of South Africans involved in security work in Iraq and other countries embroiled in conflict will have to give up their lucrative careers or face up to five years in prison when a bill on the regulation of private security operators is signed into law.
snipurl.com/w7jf

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Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism: Video:

Today, says Zinn, we have a president, who more than any before him, claims a special relationship with God. Zinn worries about an administration that deploys Christian zealotry to justify a war against terrorism, a war that in reality seems more about establishing a new beachhead in the oil-rich Middle East.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8632.htm

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Pakistan blames West for terrorism :

Duncan Campbell reports on the resentment that Pakistan feels when portrayed in the West as the epicentre of terrorism
observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1854229,00.html

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Poisonous clouds of pollution spread after Israel air strike

More people will die as a result of pollution unleashed by Israel’s bombing of the Lebanon than perished in the month-long war itself, the
Lebanese government believes.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1433338.ece

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Israel ‘fires at’ Lebanese boats:

Lebanese police say an Israeli patrol boat has fired in the direction of three Lebanese fishing boats overnight, two days after Israel lifted its naval blockade on the country.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200609/s1737473.htm

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Syria denies accepting EU troops:

Syria has said that it did not accept the deployment of European guards on the Lebanese side of the two countries’ border to help prevent alleged arms shipments to Hezbollah.
snipurl.com/w7jh

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MK Bishara warns Syria of Israeli attack :

Arab MK arrives in Damascus with his party members, sends alarming message that ‘Israel may launch onslaught in bid to restore deterrence’
snipurl.com/w7jk

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Uri Avnery : State of Chutzpah :

THE KING of chutzpah, its very personification, is the Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert. If he had a gram of shame, the minimum of decency, he would have resigned the day after the cease-fire.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14911.htm

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EU Gets Its Own Pro-Israel Lobby:

European parliamentarians sympathetic to Israel have formally banded together in the European Union’s first official pro-Israel lobby. They will inaugurate the new “European Friends of Israel” organization next week, according to Ynet.
www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004767956

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Diplomats: Iran ready to consider temporary halt of uranium enrichment :

One diplomat says Iran’s top nuclear negotiator floated the possibility of a voluntary halt “for one or two months.” The diplomat said the move would have to be presented as done without pressure.
snipurl.com/w7jn

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Annan sees fears Iran standoff could lead to war

Middle Eastern leaders are worried the current standoff between Iran and the West over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions could degenerate into war, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Sunday.
snipurl.com/w7jo

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UAE Central Bank Watches Impact of US Monetary Policy on Dollar :

The United Arab Emirates central bank will watch the impact of US monetary policy on the dollar and wait for a dip in the euro before diversifying its currency reserves, the bank’s governor said yesterday.
www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=1093126634

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Report details CIA torture use: :

According to the report, Mr Zubaydah was interrogated in a secret safe-house in Thailand, where he was brought shortly after his capture in the early spring of 2002.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14914.htm

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At a Secret Interrogation, Dispute Flared Over Tactics :

This week, President Bush said that he had not and never would approve the use of torture. The C.I.A. declined to discuss the specifics of the case on the record. At F.B.I. headquarters, officials refused to publicly discuss the interrogation of Mr. Zubaydah, citing what they said were “operational sensitivities.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14915.htm

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CIA still hiding ‘ghost’ captives:

DOZENS of key terror suspects are still being held in unknown locations, despite President George Bush’s declaration that the CIA is no longer operating secret jails.
www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-524-2350485-3046,00.html

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Investigation: The CIA’s secret prisons :

The acknowledgement of a global network of ‘black sites’ has revealed the existence of a sinister two-tier system of interrogation
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14907.htm

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Secret Unit Expands Rumsfeld’s Domain :

New Espionage Branch Delving Into CIA Territory
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14916.htm

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How US merchants of fear sparked a $130bn bonanza :

The homeland security market has an army of lobbyists working for its interests in Washington
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14909.htm

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Miami airport to train all 35,000 workers to spot suspicious people:

If officials have their way, all 35,000 of the airport’s workers – including janitors, skycaps, even Starbucks coffee servers – will be trained to watch travelers for suspicious movement
snipurl.com/w7k1

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NEWS FOR 09/09/06

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At least 24 killed as U.S. occupation continues:

The bodies of 14 people, all of them with gunshot wounds and hands tied, were found in different areas of Baghdad on Friday, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO925174.htm

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Iraq’s Alleged Al-Qaeda Ties Were Disputed Before War:

U.S. intelligence analysts were strongly disputing the alleged links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda while senior Bush administration officials were publicly asserting those links to justify invading Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14899.htm

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Halliburton Fraud Lawsuit Details Super Bowl Party:

Halliburton Co. executives ordered a big-screen television and 10 large tubs of tacos, chicken wings and cheese sticks delivered to Iraq for last year’s Super Bowl, then billed U.S. taxpayers for their party, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday.
snipurl.com/w7k5

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One NATO occupation Forces Soldier Among 61 Killed as Afghan Resistance Continues.:

In the south, NATO said that occupation and Afghan troops destroyed three alledged Afghan resistance positions, a bomb-making factory and a weapons cache in battles that killed more than 40 resistance fighters in Panjwayi.
www.thedailystar.net/2006/09/10/d60910012818.htm

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Suicide car bombing kills 8 soldiers in occupied Afghan capital :

A suicide car bombing killed at least eight persons including two U.S. occupation soldiers and injured several others on Friday morning in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-09/08/content_5066385.htm

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Patrick Cockburn: Why ‘victory’ in first phase of war on terror unravelled :

The victory won by President George Bush in 2001 after the 11 September al-Qa’ida attacks on America has evaporated. “The fighting is extraordinarily intense. The intensity and ferocity of the fighting is far greater than in Iraq on a daily basis,” the commander of British forces in Afghanistan, Brig Ed Butler said this week.
comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article1431080.ece

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Siege pushes Gaza to brink of collapse :

A 10-week Israeli siege of Gaza has created suffering and mass despair rather than a desire for political compromise, the head of the United Nations aid agency for Palestinian refugees said.
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10400479

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Israeli doctors witness first-hand the humanitarian disaster in Gaza:

For the first time in six years, members of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel were granted access to the Gaza Strip to witness first-hand the plight of the Palestinian residents of the Strip at a time of unrestrained and ongoing Israeli attacks.
snipurl.com/w7k8

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Diplomat: Americans can’t visit families:

Each day up to a dozen American citizens trying to reach the Palestinian territories are being barred from entering Israel, according to a US diplomatic official.
snipurl.com/w7k9

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Israeli PM hails Blair as a ‘true friend’ :

The Prime Minister repeated his determination to stand firm in his partnership with US President George Bush in the global fight against terrorism.
www.breakingnews.ie/2006/09/09/story276145.html

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Iran, EU meet for crucial talks :

Ali Larijani, Iran’s top negotiator, has met with Javier Solana, the EU foreign policy chief, ahead of a looming UN showdown over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
snipurl.com/w7kc

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Bully Bolton :

Has Bolton been central to a multi-year-long neo-crazy conspiracy – falsifying intelligence, while suppressing all legitimate intelligence on nukes and chemical weapons – with the objective of selling pre-emptive war against Iraq, Iran, Syria, et al. to a gullible Congress and populance?
www.antiwar.com/prather/?articleid=9677

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Rethinking Jewish American deterrence :

American Jewry needs to evaluate the implications of the latest Middle East crisis for the ongoing use of Israel to deter our own communal concerns and the tactics we have employed to support the Jewish state.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/760249.html

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New Yorkers to study about Israel :

The New York City Council’s education committee approved a curriculum on Israel initiated by the public relations department of the Israeli Consulate in New York.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3301443,00.html

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U.S. Paid 10 Journalists for Anti-Castro Reports :

Other journalists have been found to accept money from the Bush administration, including Armstrong Williams, a commentator and talk-show host who received $240,000 to promote its education initiatives. But while the Castro regime has long alleged that some Cuban-American reporters in Miami were paid by the government, the revelation on Friday, reported in The Miami Herald, was the first evidence of that.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14900.htm

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The myth of fair elections in America :

The debacle surrounding the Republican victory in 2000 demonstrated to the world that America’s electoral process is wide open to abuse. But as Paul Harris discovers, the system has actually worsened since then
observer.guardian.co.uk/columnists/story/0,,1866780,00.html

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Bin Laden’s Bounce:

The White House hopes a renewed focus on domestic security can secure a GOP victory this fall.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14687615/site/newsweek/

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Full house as leading 9/11 conspiracy theorist has his say :

They call it the 9/11 for Truth Movement, and tonight those who believe the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon were carried out by the American government and not jihadist hijackers will gather in London’s Conway Hall to listen to one of the biggest figures among a growing number of disbelievers.
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1868445,00.html

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9/11: Indications add up to government conspiracy:

The case for complicity begins with motive and benefit. In his 1997 book “The Grand Chessboard,” Zbigniew Brzezinski argues that the key to global dominance in the 21st century lies in control of Central Asian oil and gas reserves. Establishing a U.S. presence there would require the kind of military deployment that only “a direct external threat” could justify.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/284273_conspire08.html

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False Flag Operations:

Declassified Military Documents Show How US Government Planned Terrorist Attacks Against its Own Citizens
snipurl.com/w7kg

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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
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

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

icasualties.org/oif/

Cost of America’s War in Iraq
$311,036,036,009

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

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14888.htm

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14896.htm

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14898.htm

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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.
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3791281a12,00.html

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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
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU825796.htm

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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.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060908/ts_nm/iraq_dc

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Iraq post-war plan muzzled:

Rumsfeld said “he would fire the next person” who talked about the need for a post-war plan.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14890.htm

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14894.htm

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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.
www.nydailynews.com/front/story/450620p-379153c.html

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Stupid? Or democratically ignorant?:

The curse of American ignorance of the world
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/pjballes33.htm

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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.
snipurl.com/w4lv

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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.
snipurl.com/w4ly

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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.
snipurl.com/w4m0

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14891.htm

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14887.htm

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14889.htm

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Video: Osama Bin Laden with the 9/11 Hijackers?
brickburner.blogs.com/my_weblog/2006/09/osama_with_the_.html

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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”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14892.htm

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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.
www.aina.org/news/20060906150124.htm

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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.
snipurl.com/w4m4

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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.
www.nysun.com/article/39275?access=862532

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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.
snipurl.com/w4m9

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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.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060907/wl_mideast_afp/mideastconflictjordan

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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.
tinyurl.com/qcrfb

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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.”
www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=46361

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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.
www.fmreview.org/palestine.htm

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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.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/760450.html

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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?
www.tni.org/archives/landau/irrational.htm

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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.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6066110,00.html

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14893.htm

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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.
tinyurl.com/q38h5

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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
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1867438,00.html

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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.
tinyurl.com/n3pqe

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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.
tinyurl.com/rcrdc

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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.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5295158.stm

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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:
thinkprogress.org/2006/09/07/fbi-agent-quit/

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14897.htm

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9/11 Omission Commission:

Video documenting the the conflicts of interest of the 9/11 commission and the many distortions of their final report.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14895.htm

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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.
deseretnews.com/dn/view/1,1249,645199800,00.html

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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.
progressive.org/mag_mc073106

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Date: 7 September 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 2661

icasualties.org/oif/

Cost of America’s War in Iraq
$312,792,815,644

See the cost in your community
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How Human Rights Watch lost its way in Lebanon

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth

The measure of a human rights organisation is to be found not just in the strides it takes to seek justice for the oppressed and victimised but also in the compromises it makes to keep itself out of trouble. Because of the business that human rights defenders are in, they must be held to a standard higher than we demand of others.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14882.htm

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The Torturer’s Apprentice

By Ray McGovern

Grabbing the headlines today is the fact that Bush has admitted that the CIA has taken high-value captives to prisons abroad for interrogation using “tough” techniques. More telling is the fact that CIA interrogators are not bound by the strictures of the new Army field manual, and that the president is determined to maintain in place detention centers where CIA interrogators can ply their trade at his bequest.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14881.htm

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Protecting Our Torturers

Bad Faith and Distortions From the American Psychological Association

By Stephen Soldz

Those psychologists and citizens of goodwill who don’t believe in torture as public policy should cry out with one voice at such indifference to human barbarity. If we fail to act we cannot claim, as did so many Germans, “We didn’t know!”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14877.htm

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Five Years After and We Still Don’t Know

By Paul Craig Roberts

The reason so many people doubt the 9/11 story is not because they have psychological needs for conspiracies, but because the 9/11 story is not believable.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14874.htm

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Ethnic Cleansing in New Orleans

By Charles Sullivan

Those who know their history will recognize the familiar patterns of Plutocracy at work. That is how the government has always treated the poor, just as it has always exploited the working class and sent them to die in wars not of their making. How could any but the ignorant and foolish dare call this democracy?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14885.htm

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Election 2006 & World War III

By Robert Parry

As Americans go to the polls in two months, they should have one thought fixed in their minds: they will be voting on whether to commit the nation to fighting World War III against large segments of the world’s one billion Muslims. Beyond the cost in blood and treasure, this war will mean the end of the United States as a democratic Republic.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14886.htm

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Iraq: More than 37 killed as U.S. continues:

A suicide car bomber killed 10 people and wounded 17 at a petrol station used by police vehicles in eastern Baghdad, police said.
snipurl.com/w2qm

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12 policemen killed by bomb :

Two more American soldiers also died, the US military said, bringing the week’s coalition fatalities to 17.
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August Death Total in Baghdad Morgue Triples:

We took an interesting phone call today from an official at the Baghdad morgue. We get these calls every day – a daily tally of the violence. But this one was particularly sobering.
blogs.abcnews.com/fromthefrontlines/2006/09/what_dropoff_au.html

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U.S. force in Iraq now 145,000, highest since December:

Officials earlier had hoped to reduce forces to around 100,000 by the end of this year.
www.startribune.com/722/story/661635.html

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Prospect of Shiite self-rule spells break-up of Iraq:

THE future of Iraq as a sovereign nation has been jeopardised with the introduction to parliament of a law that would enable the country to break up into semi-autonomous regions.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/09/07/1157222261799.html

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Iraq closes down Al-Arabiya in Baghdad:

The Iraqi government on Thursday ordered Arabic satellite network Al-Arabiya to shut down its Baghdad operations for one month, state television reported. Al-Arabiya said Iraqi police later arrived at its offices to enforce the order.
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Book says CIA tried to provoke Saddam to war :

More than a year before the invasion of Iraq the CIA devised a plan, codenamed Anabasis, to use Iraqi exile fighters to seize an air base and declare a revolt against Saddam Hussein in the hope that his response would create a pretext for war, according to a book published tomorrow.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14883.htm

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Suit Filed by Iraq Veterans Contaminated with Depleted Uranium Against U.S. Military:

A U.S. District court in Manhattan held a hearing Wednesday on a lawsuit brought by soldiers from the New York National Guard who have been sick since being exposed to depleted uranium while serving in Iraq.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/07/1643226

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Al Jazeera airs audio of new Iraq “al Qaeda leader”:

Al Qaeda’s new leader called on Muslims to unify ranks with insurgents in Iraq, according to an audio tape aired by Al Jazeera television on Thursday.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060907/ts_nm/iraq_qaeda_muhajir_dc

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Creating a new enemy:

US plays down al-Qaeda in list of terror threats:

“We’re engaged in a global struggle against the followers of a murderous ideology that despises freedom and crushes all dissent, and has territorial ambitions and pursues totalitarian aims,” Mr Bush said in the foreword.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14873.htm

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Purported: Qaeda video shows September11 attackers training: TV:

Al Jazeera aired on Thursday a video tape that showed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden meeting what it said were perpetrators of the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities, days ahead of the fifth anniversary of the strikes. [Ed note: If anyone has a copy of this video please send details to emailtom@cox.net, so that I can post it on site. – Thank you]
snipurl.com/w2r0

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Democratic Party outlines pro-war agenda for US elections::

Over the past several weeks, top Bush administration officials have given a series of speeches marking the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. These speeches, laced with historical falsifications and other lies, have been designed to intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq, castigating them as appeasers of a new fascistic ideology.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14879.htm

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Pakistan signs truce with Taliban in Waziristan:

Maulvi Nek Zaman MNA read out the agreement after which the militants and military officials hugged each other and exchanged greetings. The venue was heavily guarded by armed Taliban and journalists were not allowed to shoot or film the event.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14875.htm

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The Islamic Emirate of Waziristan and Greater Talibanista:

With the Pakistani government ceding authority (but not autonomy) to the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Coalition and Afghan forces will now be placed in a more difficult tactical situation along the Afghan-Pakistani border.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14876.htm

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Pakistan: Hello al-Qaeda, goodbye America:

Across Pakistan’s border in Afghanistan, the Taliban have control of most of the southwest of the country, from where Mullah Omar is expected soon to announce the revival of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan – the name of the country before the Taliban were driven out in 2001. Once the proclamation is made, a big push toward the capital Kabul will begin
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14880.htm

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Three British soldiers die in Afghanistan:

The British military has lost three of its soldiers in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence announced today, with 11 other troops injured in fighting with the Taleban.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2345714,00.html

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NATO general: More troops needed in Afghanistan:

NATO’s top commander on Thursday urged allied nations to send reinforcements to war-ravaged southern Afghanistan.
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200609071654.htm

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U.S. Heats Up Search For Female G.I. Missing Near Afghanistan:

Kyrgyz police joined the search for a missing U.S. female soldier, after authorities at the U.S. military air base in Kyrgyzstan notified local police about the female soldier who went missing Tuesday.
www.postchronicle.com/news/breakingnews/article_21237816.shtml

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Bush Lies About Torture:

Not that it should surprise anyone anymore, but yesterday’s stomach-churning Bush speech defending torture contains this little number:
www.tnr.com/blog/theplank?pid=36597

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Calls for more details on CIA prisons:

European lawmakers have demanded that their governments reveal the location of secret CIA prisons after George Bush admitted the US held terrorist suspects in jails abroad.
snipurl.com/w2r9

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Pentagon Spends Billions to Outsource Torture:

Bush administration hawks are getting profit-hungry companies like CACI to do their dirty work in the war zones of the New American Empire. And we’re footing the bill.
www.alternet.org/story/41314

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Bush presses Congress to pass antiterrorism laws:

President Bush pressed Congress on Thursday to approve new military tribunals to try terrorism suspects, a day after he admitted the CIA ran secret prisons overseas where accused militants were detained.
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3 Republican senators among critics of military tribunal plan :

President Bush’s long-awaited plan for military commissions to try foreign terrorist suspects was criticized Wednesday by fellow Republicans who said the proposal, which omits many of the usual safeguards of a military trial, doesn’t go far enough to protect prisoners.
snipurl.com/w2q6

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Military lawyers clash with White House :

The Pentagon ‘s top uniformed lawyers took issue Thursday with a key part of a White House plan to prosecute terrorism detainees, telling Congress that limiting the suspects‘ access to evidence could violate treaty obligations.
www.newsone.ca/westfallweeklynews/ViewArticle.aspx?id=4843&source=2

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Senate Votes to Restore Bin Laden Unit:

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to devote $200 million to revive a CIA unit dedicated to hunting down Osama bin Laden and other top al-Qaida leaders as it neared a final vote on a huge Pentagon budget bill
snipurl.com/w2rc

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The Unaccountables: Forget the soldiers:

The 25,000 civilian contractors in Iraq are an occupying army unto themselves. Some may have engaged in torture — and, by evident design, they can’t be prosecuted for their crimes.
snipurl.com/w2rd

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Israeli occupation forces kill four in attacks on refugee camps in Gaza:

Israeli forces killed four Palestinians, at least 3 of them were not militant, during separate operations in the Gaza Strip and West Bank yesterday, witnesses said.
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10400302

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Teenage Boy Killed By Israeli Occupation Forces In S Gaza-Officials :

Israeli occupation troops Wednesday shot and killed a teenage Palestinian boy in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials said.
snipurl.com/w2rf

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Palestinian children pay price of Israel’s attacks :

Rights group says 197 civilians have been killed in military operation, including 48 minors
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1866230,00.html

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Israel breaks promise to open Lebanese ports:

Israel has lifted its air blockade of Lebanon but says it will continue to block access to the country’s ports until a UN force is deployed in the region.
snipurl.com/w2ri

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Israel: Lebanon attack cost NIS 11.2 billion in military expenses alone :

Knesset members suggested using some of the $1.75 billion that Israel receives annually from the United States. But defense officials said that for the next few years, most of this aid is already committed to buying Apache helicopters, F-16 planes, air force ammunition and fuel.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/759710.html

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Palestinians tell Blair: you are not welcome here :

Hundreds of Palestinians signed a newspaper advertisement today criticising Tony Blair and telling him he would not be welcome when he arrives on a Middle East visit expected this weekend.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1867221,00.html

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Good Riddance –

Blair: I’ll be gone within a year :

Tony Blair today confirmed that he will retire as prime minister within the next 12 months, but refused to name a precise date.
politics.guardian.co.uk/labourleadership/story/0,,1866600,00.html

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Blair jeered by college students :

Tony Blair was booed and faced chants of “out, out, out” by pupils at the school at which he made a statement about his future.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/5324608.stm

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Iran in breach of U.N. requirements, 6 powers say:

In the eyes of six world powers, Iran has failed to meet a U.N. Security Council demand that it suspend uranium enrichment, a senior European Union diplomat said, in a move which could pave the way for sanctions.
snipurl.com/w2rj

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Resistance to Iran sanctions grows as powers meet:

The United States faced growing opposition on Thursday to its bid to persuade other powers to impose sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme, with China urging dialogue and France signaling room for maneuver.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060907/ts_nm/nuclear_iran_dc_170

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Iran Unveils Locally Made Fighter Plane :

Iran unveiled its first locally manufactured fighter plane Wednesday during large-scale military exercises, state-run television reported.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6061151,00.html

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Iran test-fires bunker-busting bomb:

Iran today ended its large-scale military exercises by testing firing a 2000-pound guided bomb, state-run television reported.
snipurl.com/w2rl

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Senate committee postpones vote on Bolton nomination to U.N. :

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was expected to vote along party lines during a committee meeting Thursday to approve Bolton. But the panel postponed the vote after Chafee, R-R.I., expressed doubt.
www.kotv.com/news/?110636

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Not all Americans now

Since 9/11, world opinion has swung from sympathy to anger at American foreign policy
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,31229-2343450,00.html

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Canada: Harper falls in line behind U.S. interests:

PRIME Minister Stephen Harper is moving at warp speed to integrate Canada’s security, defence and foreign policies with the U.S. and shred our competitive advantage over the U.S. in lumber and wheat.
www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3667863p-4240686c.html

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Goodbye To Air America:

Instead of the irate liberal voice that this country desperately needed since before the first stolen election you have morphed into a “middle of the road” non-threatening platform for more useless commentary
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14878.htm

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U.S. moves to debunk ‘alternative theories’ on Sept. 11 attacks :

The official narrative of the attacks has been attacked as little more than a cover story by an assortment of radio hosts, as a motive, they suggest that the Bush administration wanted to use the attacks to justify military action in the Middle East.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/09/01/news/conspiracy.php

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Karl Schwarz: 9/11 is a nonpartisan issue :

Author, businessman and Republican turned Independent Karl Schwarz, demonstrates that the search for 9/11 truth is a nonpartisan issue. Mr Schwartz provides interesting behind-the-scenes details of the players and events relating to 9/11
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14884.htm

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Nuclear courier accused of theft, fraud:

A former nuclear materials courier with top secret clearance was indicted Wednesday on charges that he used his position to obtain restricted items and sell them over the Internet.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Nuclear_Courier_Fraud.html

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Polling company owner pleads guilty to fraud:

According to court documents, clients included the campaigns of President George W. Bush, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. and Bridgeport Mayor John M. Fabrizi.
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Date: 6 September 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 2657

icasualties.org/oif/

Cost of America’s War in Iraq
$312,561,410,024

See the cost in your community
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The Next Phase of the Middle East War

By Michel Chossudovsky

Confirmed by official statements and military documents, the US in close coordination with Britain (and in consultation with its NATO partners), is planning to launch a war directed against Iran and Syria.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14860.htm

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Israeli-US Strategy: Lebanon and Iran

By James Petras

Even as the bricks were still smoldering from 9/11, Israeli ideological point men, Senator Lieberman and Undersecretary for Defense Wolfowitz urged Washington to attack Iran by launching either simultaneous or sequential wars.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14862.htm

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American Gulag

Bush Admits, Defends Secret CIA Prisons

By NBC

President George W. Bush on Wednesday said for the first time that some suspected terrorist leaders have been held by the CIA outside the United States in secret locations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14871.htm

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Dissecting the war on terror

By James Cooke

After five years of post 9/11 government, U.S. foreign and domestic policy continues to be dominated by the all-encompassing ‘war on terror’. Events have since exposed this so-called war for what it is: a gross propaganda campaign used to suppress civil liberties and launch global war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14869.htm

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Is It Too Late To Turn Back?

5 Minute Video

Can we still turn this thing around, or is America doomed to follow this administration straight to our country’s destruction?

Click here to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14870.htm

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Fascists Under the Bed

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“Islamofascism” should be jettisoned from Bush’s vocabulary. It yokes the faith of a billion people with an odious ideology. Imagine how Christians would have reacted had FDR taken to declaring Franco’s Spain and Mussolini’s Italy “Christo-fascist.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14863.htm

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Olbermann to Bush, “Have you no sense of decency, sir?”

3 Minute Video

Keith Olbermann, on his show Countdown, questions the exportation of fear by President Bush.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14864.htm

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Iraq: At least 54 killed and hundreds injured as U.S. occupation continues:

Iraqi police found a further 34 bodies throughout Baghdad on Wednesday, most were bound, blindfold with some showing signs of torture
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA624552.htm

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Twin bombings kill at least 9 in Baghdad :

Two bombs exploded within minutes of each other in north Baghdad Wednesday, killing at least nine people and wounding 39, police said, a day after the president predicted the bloodshed would be mostly over by the end of next year.
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Britain forced to send more troops to Iraq :

Britain is to reinforce its military presence in Iraq in a move that reflects increasing concern about the threat to its troops and the inability of local forces to take over responsibility for the country’s security.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1865688,00.html

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Iraq has “months” to avert collapse:

Iraq’s leaders have just months to mend their differences or see their country collapse, the speaker of parliament told wrangling deputies on Wednesday after a car bomb caused dozens of casualties in the morning rush hour.
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Shiites submit draft law to divide Iraq :

Iraq’s dominant Shiite political alliance has submitted to parliament a draft law governing the division of the country into autonomous regions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14861.htm

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Turkey raises concern over Kurdish flag issue in Iraq :

Turkey, which shares a border with Iraq, has its own large and restive Kurdish population and is wary of any separatist moves among Iraqi Kurds, fearing they could encourage Turkey’s own Kurdish population to join their Iraqi counterparts in a fight for an independent state.
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To stay alive, Iraqis change their names :

There was nothing out of the ordinary about the young man clutching a sheaf of papers at the birth certificate office, except for his name: Saddam Hussein al-Majid.
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Israeli occupation forces kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza attacks:

Witnesses said a sniper who took up position on a roof in the easter part of the city shot and killed a 15-year-old boy in the early afternoon and wounded two others.
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Abbas confirms deal on Shalit:

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas confirmed Tuesday that a deal had been reached to secure the release of “kidnapped” IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit.
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Israeli Bombs Kill 2 Lebanese soldiers:

Two Lebanese soldiers have been killed and a third wounded whilst trying to defuse unexploded Israeli ordnance in southern Lebanon, security officials said.
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Senate rejects bill which would limit IDF use of U.S.-made bombs :

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a move by Democrats to stop the Pentagon from using cluster bombs near civilian targets and to cut off sales unless purchasers abide by the same rules.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/759685.html

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Israel to lift Lebanon blockade on Thursday:

Olmert: Israel will lift its eight-week-old air and sea blockade of Lebanon at 1500 GMT on Thursday, handing over control to international forces, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s office said
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Robert Fisk on Lebanon: “The Ceasefire Can’t Work”:

“The cease-fire can’t work for all kinds of reasons…The UN are not going to block the Syrian border, the Lebanese army has to do it and they’re not going to be able to – you can’t – Syria is too big a country.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14872.htm

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Israel President Questioned for 3rd Time :

Police are investigating accusations by two former employees that Katsav sexually harassed them. One of the women reportedly also has accused Katsav of selling presidential pardons.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6061254,00.html

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Israeli panel: Giuliani is ‘best’ presidential candidate for Israel :

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is the “best” candidate in the 2008 race for Israel, a panel of eight Israeli experts assembled by Haaretz has determined. Giuliani is followed by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Arizona Senator John McCain and New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/759119.html

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The Israel Factor: Ranking U.S. presidential candidates” :

The panel was asked to score the candidates on the following issues, on a scale of one to 10, with one being “worst” for Israel and 10 being “best” for Israel.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=759107

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Suicide bomber kills 2, wounds 1 in eastern Afghanistan :

A suicide bomber blew himself up alongside a car Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan, killing two passengers and wounding the driver, police said.
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British soldier killed by landmine in Afghanistan:

A British soldier has been killed by a landmine in southern Afghanistan which left six others injured, the Ministry of Defence today said.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2345714,00.html

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Afghanistan: Campaign against Taliban ‘causes misery and hunger’ :

Two international think-tanks published reports yesterday highlighting failures of US and UK policy in Afghanistan, and warned the security situation in the country was deteriorating.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article1367185.ece

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Taliban use ‘escape route’ to resupply amid Canadian-led siege of Panjwaii area:

While NATO has claimed 700 Taliban are trapped in the area, locals say there is an easy escape route to the west that has gone unguarded by Canadian and Afghan troops and allowed insurgents to resupply.
www.canada.com/story.html?id=f19ea3c8-f093-4456-9cf0-b5f475550c38

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US cool to Pakistan-Taliban border deal “:

The United States has refused to endorse but did not criticize a peace deal between Pakistan and pro-Taliban Islamic militants in a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
snipurl.com/w0yv

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Chris Floyd : Aid and Comfort: The New Bush-bin Laden Alliance :

Bush has never had the slightest intention of catching Osama bin Laden. He needs bin Laden like he needs air or water. Without bin Laden, he is nothing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14865.htm

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Pakistan says it will not allow U.S. forces into border areas with Afghanistan:

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf also said Pakistan would never allow U.S.-led coalition forces — currently hunting al-Qaida and Taliban fighters on the Afghan side of the border — into tribal areas on its side.
www.startribune.com/722/story/659075.html

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Pakistani Strife, Blow to Central Asian Gas Project:

Ambitious plans to revive the Trans-Afghan Pipeline (TAP) plan could be wrecked by an upsurge of anti-government violence in neighbouring Pakistan where this week thousands of people have joined supporters of a tribal leader to protest his killing by the military.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34508

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Juan Cole: Bush Turns to Fear-Mongering: Creation of “Islamic” Bogeyman:

The Bush administration obviously wishes it were waging war on Nazi Germany. Something big and menacing that would scare the blue-haired grannies in Peoria into voting Republican
www.juancole.com/2006/09/bush-turns-to-fear-mongering-creation.html

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Distance ties with US to cut terror risk, say most Britons :

A majority of Britons believe that Prime Minister Tony Blair’s government should change its foreign policy and, in particular, distance itself from the US to reduce the risk of further terror attacks in the UK, as shown by results of a new poll.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-239/0609063429133911.htm

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The War on Terror is a Fraud: 10 Minute Video:

Is the war on terror for real? Or are we being fed an elaborate fraud that keeps us afraid, keeps the TV ratings up, and keeps our government powerful? Watch this if you’re not afraid to learn the answer.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14868.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Power of Nightmares : 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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1037.htm

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Europeans See U.S. as Threat to Global Stability: Poll:

30 per cent of respondents believe the U.S. is the greatest threat to global stability. Iran is second on the list with 23 per cent, followed by China with 15 per cent, Iraq with 14 per cent, North Korea with eight per cent, and Russia with two per cent.
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13028

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Ahmadinejad Criticizes US :

“We cry out our opposition to the current method of managing world affairs, as it is based on oppression, deceit and injustice. We are opposed to the looting of the world resources by the United States and Britain.”
english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8506150385

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Gloves Of On Iran: Bush’s Logic Suggests Strike:

“The world’s free nations will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon,” he said flatly.
snipurl.com/w0z0

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Full Text of Pres. Ahmadinejad’s Letter to German Chancellor :

Unlike his first letter to Bush, President Ahmadinejad in his letter to Merkel, has touched on his country’s nuclear issue, where he has stressed that Iran’s decision for the acquisition of the nuclear technology is irrevocable.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14867.htm

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White House fighting an uphill battle to get John Bolton confirmed:

Democrats need to wake up and realize they have the votes to defeat the Bolton nomination. They’ve been lulled to sleep by the August recess and psyched out by the Republicans’ phony show of confidence in Bolton’s confirmation chances
snipurl.com/w0z3

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All Hands on Deck to Defeat John Bolton’s Re-nomination :

Diverse organizations are taking a stand to stop the re-nomination of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
snipurl.com/w0z6

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London Police Release 2 Terrorism Suspects :

London police have released two of 14 people who were arrested on suspicion of planning acts of terrorism.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-09-06-voa8.cfm

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Blair hit by wave of resignations :

Tony Blair has faced a wave of resignations by junior members of his government over his refusal to name a date for resignation as Labour leader.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/5319328.stm

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Mexicans protest new leader:

Lopez Obrador has said he won’t recognize the new government and pledges to block Calderon from taking power Dec. 1. Protesters outside the tribunal wept as the decision was announced and set off firecrackers that shook the building.
snipurl.com/w0z8

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Lobbying Probe Looks at Payments To DeLay’s Wife:

The Justice Department’s congressional lobbying-and-bribery investigation is looking into whether former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s wife received money from a lobbying firm for a no-show job, recent FBI interviews indicate.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14865.htm

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The Big Buy – Tom Delay’s Stolen Congress: Video:

The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress is the story of one of the most blatant power grabs in American history.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13803.htm

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Sibel Edmonds & Bill Weaver: The 9/11 Commission: A Play on Nothing in Three Acts :

On the Fifth anniversary of the September Eleven Terror Attacks, we, the National Security Whistleblowers, want to go on record one more time to reiterate the significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the 9/11 commission by those of us from the Intelligence, Aviation, and Law Enforcement communities, but ended up being censored and omitted.
www.nswbc.org/Press%20Releases/NSWBC-911Comm.htm

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Anderson Cooper’s CIA Secret:

Anderson Cooper has long traded on his biography, carving a niche for himself as the most human of news anchors. But there’s one aspect of his past that the silver-haired CNN star has never made public: the months he spent training for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.
snipurl.com/w0za

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Video: Mind Control : America’s Secret War: A History Channel Video:

U.S. intelligence agencies spent millions on top-secret mind control projects with a goal of creating totally dependable, programmable human robots. The projects involved brutal, often terminal experiments on thousands of unwitting citizens in direct defiance of law, all ethical codes, and the most basic human rights.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13845.htm

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Judge rules FBI liable for man’s murder by mob :

Boston judge yesterday gave a pair of Concord lawyers what they’ve been fighting for for six years: confirmation that the government was responsible for the brutal and horrific murder of John McIntyre
www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006609060338

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