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Date: 11-15 SEPTEMBER 2006

 
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Date: 15 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 2681

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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Americans in Denial about 9/11

So, why did they hate us after all?

By Matt Taibbi

We sure blew off that question nicely. As with everything else in this country, our response to 9/11 was a heroic compendium of idiocy, cowardice, callow flag-waving, weepy sentimentality (coupled with an apparently bottomless capacity for self-pity), sloth, laziness and partisan ignorance.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14987.htm

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No News Is Slow News

By John Pilger

The news that doesn’t make the front pages or the BBC bulletins is ‘slow news’. For example, the resistance to foreign power by the Palestinians, ordinary Iraqis and Afghans is ‘slow news’ while the internecine machinations of Bush and Blair is ‘regular news’.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14982.htm

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Outlawed

Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the “War on Terror”

Video Documentary

The U.S. government-sponsored program of renditions is an unlawful practice in which numerous persons have been illegally detained and secretly flown to third countries, where they have suffered additional human rights abuses including torture and enforced disappearance.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14989.htm

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At least 59 killed As U.S. occupation grinds on:

The bodies of 50 people, most of them bearing signs of torture with a single gunshot to the head, were found in the last 24 hours across Baghdad
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU524165.htm

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Iraq: 7 U.S. Occupation Forces Soldiers Killed:

US military officials said insurgents have killed seven US servicemen and wounded dozens more in the past 48 hours across Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5348534.stm

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U.S. soldier missing in Iraq after blast: –

A U.S. soldier was missing Friday, a day after a suicide truck bombing killed two soldiers and wounded another 30 west of Baghdad, U.S. military officials said.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060915/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_us_soldiers

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Bomb kills four civilians in Fallujah:

At least four Iraqi civilians were killed and another six were wounded Friday when a bomb exploded in a football field in Fallujah City.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=905210

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U.S. Military Admit Defeat in Strategic Iraqi Province:

One top secret report by a Marine intelligence officer said there is no chance the U.S. military can end the insurgent violence or that a viable government can be set up in the area.
www.nbcsandiego.com/news/9844615/detail.html

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Top commander denies US walking away from Al-Anbar province :

A top US commander denied the US military had written off Al-Anbar province in Iraq and defended a shift of US forces to Baghdad despite intelligence depicting the situation in the west as dire.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060915/pl_afp/usiraqunrestmilitary

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CIA Learned in ‘02 That Bin Laden Had No Iraq Ties, Report Says:

The CIA learned in late September 2002 from a high-level member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle that Iraq had no past or present contact with Osama bin Laden and that the Iraqi leader considered bin Laden an enemy of the Baghdad regime, according to a recent Senate Intelligence Committee report.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14984.htm

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Five Palestinian security officers shot dead in Gaza :

Five Palestinian security officers, including a senior one, were shot dead on Friday afternoon by unknown Palestinian militants in western Gaza City, medics and eyewitnesses reported.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-09/15/content_5096650.htm

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Gaza’s poor struggling to survive in the face of an economic blockade : :

“I blame the governments of America and Britain for this but not the peoples because they don’t know about us.”
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1603672.ece

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EU agrees to back Palestinian unity government:

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Friday to back a Palestinian national unity government being formed by President Mahmoud Abbas with the Hamas Islamist movement, despite U.S. misgivings.
snipurl.com/wh8p

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Human Rights Watch: Don’t Fire on Gaza Medics:

Israeli security forces launched attacks that harmed Palestinian medical emergency personnel and damaged ambulances on at least six different occasions in the Gaza Strip between May 30 and July 20, Human Rights Watch said today.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article5731.shtml

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US moves to scuttle Arab plan for international peace conference:

The US is trying to block attempts by Arab countries to turn the UN Security Council into a key player in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the upcoming General Assembly opening next week.
snipurl.com/wh8r

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IAEA: US report on Iran ‘outrageous’:

United Nations nuclear inspectors have attacked as “outrageous and dishonest” parts of a US congressional committee intelligence report on Iran’s nuclear work.
snipurl.com/wh8u

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EU’s Solana Reports Progress In Iran Talks :

“We are really making progress,” Solana told reporters. “Never before have we had the level of engagement…as we are having now.”
snipurl.com/wh8x

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China rips U.S. claims on weapons sales:

China on Friday denounced accusations by top U.S. officials that it was selling weapons to Iran and North Korea amid nuclear tensions with the two regimes
snipurl.com/wh8z

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War pimp alert:

U.S. had better be ready to raze Iran’s nuclear sites:

In his televised 9/11 address, President Bush said that we must not “leave our children to face a Middle East overrun by terrorist states and radical dictators armed with nuclear weapons.” There’s only one such current candidate: Iran.
news.bostonherald.com/editorial/view.bg?articleid=157605

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Afghan militants kill 12 as Taliban forces regroup:

As NATO troops exert pressure on Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan, militants have regrouped in western provinces and ignited violence that has killed a dozen people in two days, officials said Thursday.
snipurl.com/wh91

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Taleban ‘seize Afghan district’ :

The Taleban have ousted Afghan security forces from a district headquarters in the western Farah province after days of heavy fighting, police say.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5349330.stm

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European powers refuse to send more troops to Afghanistan:

In the face of dire warnings that the NATO-led occupation risks losing ground before a resurgence of support for the former Taliban regime, the major European members of the alliance have refused to send a single soldier.
www.wsws.org/articles/2006/sep2006/afgh-s15.shtml

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Taliban not behind all violence in Afghanistan, says Nato chief :

The Taliban should not be blamed for all the violence in Afghanistan, which was also being perpetrated by al-Qaida remnants and criminals, Nato’s top commander said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,1873122,00.html

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US outraged as Pakistan frees Taliban fighters:

Pakistan’s credibility as a leading ally in the war on terrorism was called into question last night when it emerged that President Pervez Musharraf’s government had authorised the release from jail of thousands of Taliban fighters caught fighting coalition forces in Afghanistan.
snipurl.com/wh95

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The Fall of Waziristan: An Online History:

The fall of North and South Waziristan and the rise of the Islamic Emirate of Waziristan was an event telegraphed by al-Qaeda and the Taliban
billroggio.com/archives/2006/09/the_fall_of_wazirist.php

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Five killed as Yemen foils suicide attacks on oil plants:

Four bombers and a security guard were killed when Yemeni security forces foiled twin suicide bombings against oil installations just five days before the impoverished Arab nation goes to the polls.
www.afp.com/english/news/stories/060915134301.ft6io1mg.html

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Mexico’s current version of democracy not sustainable :

American corporations backed Calderon’s campaign heavily as he promised “incentives for foreign investment.” Blinded by greed for easy profits to be made in Mexico, they set the stage for increased migration into the United States.
www.yaledailynews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=33190

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ACLU Slams Senate Judiciary Committee’s Approval of NSA Spying Bills :

“Congress has a right and obligation to conduct meaningful oversight on the unlawful actions of the president. But instead of investigating lawbreaking, the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to make it legal. We urge the full Senate to reject any attempts to ratify this illegal program.”
www.aclu.org/safefree/nsaspying/26722prs20060913.html

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Senators Defy Bush On Terror Measure:

A Senate committee rebuffed the personal entreaties of President Bush yesterday, rejecting his proposed strategies for interrogating and trying enemy combatants and approving alternative legislation that he has strenuously opposed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14983.htm

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Torture complicate Padilla case :

Evidence against the American terror suspect was obtained through torture, his lawyers say.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14981.htm

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Judge orders prosecutors to turn over Padilla’s medical records: –

A federal judge in Miami ordered prosecutors Thursday to turn over medical records for accused al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla, a move that could reveal details of his treatment during 3 1/2 years in military custody.
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/15521274.htm

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Judge refuses to reinstate key Padilla terrorism charge:

The dismissed charge is important because it is the only one in the indictment that carries a potential life sentence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14986.htm

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Friendship, then missiles in terror sting :

FBI agent details how informant was used to build case against Albany mosque leader, pizza shop owner
snipurl.com/wh9d

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Tortured logic:

The administration, apparently untroubled by this disagreement, is now asking Congress to declare that detainees who claim violations of the Geneva Convention may not have their day in court.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14985.htm

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Pope urged to retract Islam remarks:

The pope provoked anger after criticising Islam and its concept of jihad on Tuesday during a six-day visit to his native Germany, citing a 14th-century Christian emperor who said that Prophet Mohammed had brought the world “evil and inhuman” things.
snipurl.com/wh9g

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Turkish Lawmaker Compares Pope To Hitler:

A Turkish lawmaker said Pope Benedict XVI would go down in history “in the same category as leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini” for remarks he made about Islam. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican’s ambassador to express regret over the remarks.
www.wral.com/apworldnews/9856565/detail.html

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Dubai’s ruler accused of slavery :

Dubai’s ruler has been accused of enslaving thousands of young children for camel races in a class-action lawsuit filed in the US.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5346430.stm

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Coaxing the unwilling:

The result: US ground forces are increasingly made up of a motley mix of under-age teens, old-timers, foreign fighters, gang-bangers, neo-Nazis, ex-cons, inferior officers and a host of near-mercenary troops, lured in or kept in uniform through big payouts and promises.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/HI16Aa03.html

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Ney to admit guilt in corruption case:

A Republican congressman agreed to plead guilty to illegally accepting tens of thousands of dollars in trips, meals, drinks and tickets to become the first U.S. lawmaker convicted in the Jack Abramoff political corruption scandal, U.S. officials said on Friday
snipurl.com/wh9h

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Ford to cut 45,000 jobs:

Ford Motor Co. on Friday said it will slash $5 billion in costs and cut nearly 45,000 jobs, about one-third of its work force, in a sweeping restructuring, and warned that its North American unit won’t make a profit for another three years.
snipurl.com/wh9i

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Video: Ludicrous Diversion – 7/7 London Bombings Documentary :

On the 7th of July 2005 London was hit by a series of explosions. You probably think you know what happened that day. But you don’t.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14988.htm

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Date: 14 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 2675

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$314,558,179,803

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

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IAEA protests “erroneous” U.S. report on Iran

By Mark Heinrich

U.N. inspectors have protested to the U.S. government and a Congressional committee about a report on Iran’s nuclear work, calling parts of it “outrageous and dishonest,” according to a letter obtained by Reuters.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14966.htm

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Five Former Soviet Republics Give Up Nukes

By Aaron Glantz

The Bush Administration is objecting to a groundbreaking treaty that set up a nuclear weapon-free zone in Central Asia.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14974.htm

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The Modern Successor to the Slave Trade

No longer should the peace business be undermined by the arms business

By Desmond Tutu

Five rich countries manufacture the vast majority of the world’s weapons. In 2005, Russia, the United States, France, Germany and the UK accounted for an estimated 82 per cent of the global arms market. And it’s big business: the amount rich countries spend on fighting HIV/Aids every year represents just 18 days’ global spending on arms.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14978.htm

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Terrorist Network Disconnect

By Gareth Porter

George Bush’s new argument that Iran and Hezbollah are part of the same terrorist network as al-Qaida turns the recent history of international politics on its head to cover up a truth that makes the Bush administration extremely uncomfortable.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14967.htm

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I Hope That We May Find the Courage…

By Senator Robert C. Byrd
US Senate Floor Remarks

The United States is a weaker power now, especially in the Middle East, but also in the court of world opinion. Where is the America of restraint, of peace and of inspiration to millions? Where is the America respected not only for her military might, but also for her powerful ideas and her reasonable diplomacy?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14977.htm

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In praise of the ‘subversive’ documentary

By John Pilger

My own films have been shown all over the world, but never on network television in the United States. That suppression of alternative viewpoints may help us understand why millions of Americans display such a chronic ignorance of other human beings.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14973.htm

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Rigging the Market; the secret maneuverings of the Plunge Protection Team

By Mike Whitney

The country now faces the growing probability of an economic tsunami triggered by the rickety hedge funds, the falling dollar, and the rapidly deflating real estate bubble. The solid foundation of government oversight and regulation has been eroded by the persistent attacks of the corporatists and banking giants. The entire system is now on shaky ground. When the scaffolding starts to fall, the futile maneuverings of the Plunge Protection Team won’t make a bit of difference.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14979.htm

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Where is the evidence?

Paul Craig Roberts

There are many problems with the 9/11 debate. Many different interests are using 9/11 to advance their agendas. Security interests use fear generated by 9/11 to erode civil liberties and establish the foundations of a police state. Federalist Society members in pursuit of a stronger executive use 9/11 to justify concentrating power in the White House, power that violates the separation of powers in the US Constitution.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14963.htm

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Occupied Iraq: 39 corpses found in Baghdad :

In raging violence that has engulfed Iraq, 66 Iraqis and 3 US occupation soldiers were also killed Thursday in a string of rebel attacks across the war-torn country.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM437614.htm

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Iraq: At least 15 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:

Nine people were killed and 26 wounded when a car bomb went off near a police patrol in central Baghdad, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM426486.htm

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Clashes in Iraq Shi’ite city after U.S. raid: –

Authorities put the Iraqi city of Diwaniya under curfew on Thursday after a man was killed and several wounded in clashes that followed a U.S. army raid on an office of radical Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC425636.htm

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General says he lacks troops to defeat insurgency in Anbar province:

The commanding general of coalition forces in Iraq’s Anbar province said Tuesday that he had enough troops for his mission – training and recruiting Iraqi forces – but not enough to defeat the insurgency.
snipurl.com/wfcm

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Three Italian soldiers indicted for civilian deaths in Iraq:

Three Italian soldiers have been indicted by a military tribunal in Rome for the 2004 killing of four civilians in an ambulance in Iraq, the Italian media reported on Thursday.
snipurl.com/wfco

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Officer Recommends Marine Stand Trial For Iraqi’s Death :

Seven Marines and one Navy corpsman are accused of kidnapping 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad, taking him to a roadside hole and shooting him to death April 26 in Hamdania, west of Baghdad.
www.nbcsandiego.com/news/9849141/detail.html

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Most Americans Dispute Iraq War Benefits:

Many adults in the United States believe their federal government made a mistake in launching the coalition effort, according to a poll by TNS released by ABC News. 56 per cent of respondents think, considering the costs versus the benefits, the war with Iraq was not worth fighting.
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13134

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50 killed in violence in occupied Afghanistan:

NATO nations failed to agree on calls by military commanders for 2,500 extra troops to help crush the growing Taliban-led “insurgency” in occupied Afghanistan, where at least 50 people were killed Wednesday in widespread violence.
snipurl.com/wfcr

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Taliban push in western Afghanistan kills 4, Poland to deploy 900 troops :

Taliban militants attacked police headquarters in western Afghanistan on Thursday, raising fears that insurgents fleeing NATO attacks in the south are opening new fronts. Two police and two militants were killed.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060914-0334-afghanistan.html

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Palestinian killed by Israeli occupation forces:

Medical sources said the local resident was shot in the head and chest at the entrance to his house, where he bled to death because the Israeli military prevented an ambulance from accessing the area.
snipurl.com/wfcu

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Report: Of 307 Palestinians killed in Gaza,

80 percent were civilians with no link to terror activity
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3303668,00.html

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Non-Aligned Movement demands Israeli military withdrawal from Gaza:

The Non-Aligned Movement demanded at a summit in Havana that Israel withdraw its troops from Gaza, release jailed Palestinian officials and repair damage caused by its military operations.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060914/wl_mideast_afp/cubanamsummitmideast

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Palestinians await new government:

Palestinian cabinet ministers from Hamas have handed in their resignations so that a unity government can be formed with the Fatah party.
snipurl.com/wfcw

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Abbas confirms Haniya to head new national unity government :

Outgoing Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniya, of the Hamas movement, will remain at the head of a new national unity government, president Mahmud Abbas confirmed on Wednesday.
www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Palestine/203193

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Israeli MP calls for ethnic cleansing of Palestinian’s:

It was the first time that Eitam, who heads the Religious Zionism faction within the National Union, has publicly supported deportation of Palestinians, a concept espoused by assassinated National Union founder Rehavam Ze’evi as “transfer.”
haaretz.com/hasen/spages/761308.html

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Olmert should have more of an insight than most into terrorism :

Sixty years ago the sort of atrocity that Israel’s leaders habitually condemn helped bring the country into being
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14972.htm

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Israeli commander says, what the IDF did was “crazy and monstrous”:

Soldiers in the artillery corps testified that the IDF used phosphorous shells, which many experts say is prohibited by international law.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14965.htm

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Hizbullah ministers did the right thing by publicly shunning Blair:

As the Israeli Air Force was raining death and destruction on innocent civilians across this country, Blair was indifferent because all he could think about were the Hizbullah rockets headed the other way, weapons which caused a tiny fraction of the casualties and damage sustained in Lebanon.
snipurl.com/wfd0

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Blair hit by Lebanon backlash as minister admits ceasefire ‘mistake’ :

The war lasted 34 days. It left 1,393 people dead. Another 5,350 injured. And more than 1,150,000 displaced, of whom 215,413 are still homeless. The damage amounts to more than £2.6bn. Exactly one month after it ended, a Foreign Office minister admits that Tony Blair should have called for a ceasefire
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1578727.ece

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Hizbollah rocket attacks on Israelis ‘war crimes’ :

Amnesty International has accused Lebanon’s Hizbollah movement of committing war crimes by deliberately targeting Israeli civilians with its rockets
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14971.htm

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.Hezbollah rejects war crimes claims:

Hezbollah has dismissed a report from human rights group Amnesty International which accuses it of war crimes during the war with Israel.
snipurl.com/wfd3

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A Walk Through the Rubble:

Israel’s Use of American Cluster Bombs
counterpunch.com/lamb09142006.html

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Hezbollah Secretary General : We Were Correct to Capture The Two Israeli Soldiers:

Isreal decided to launch a war in July, which it was going to launch in November.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14961.htm

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One month on, uneasy truce holds in battle-scarred border villages :

Hizbullah fighters patrol hills while Israeli forces commit daily violations
www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,,1871962,00.html

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Noam Chomsky : Lessons of Lebanon:

US-Israeli rejectionism is not only in words, but more important, in actions. With decisive US backing, Israel has been formalising its programme of annexation, dismemberment of shrinking Palestinian territories and imprisonment of what remains by taking over the Jordan Valley — the “convergence” program that is, astonishingly, called “courageous withdrawal” in the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14962.htm

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U.N. inspectors challenge House nuclear report on Iran :

‘Outrageous and dishonest’ claims, officials complain
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/14/MNG31L5AIK1.DTL

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U.S. seeks Iran sanctions now:

The United States said on Wednesday Iran was “aggressively” pursuing atom bombs and should face sanctions now, but EU allies stressed it was not too late for talks on a negotiated solution to its disputed nuclear work.
snipurl.com/wfd6

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Iran seeks relief from US threats at Cuba summit:

Faced with a barrage of Western threats over Iran’s nuclear programme, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will seek strong backing from Non-Aligned Movement allies at this week’s summit in Cuba.
snipurl.com/wfd7

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Jewish heavy-hitters swing at Iran:

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs announced Tuesday that it had enlisted Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and internationally renowned lawyers Irwin Cotler and Alan Dershowitz to its campaign to expel Iran from the United Nations.
snipurl.com/wfd9

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War pimp alert:

Kissinger warns of possible “war of civilizations” :

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned that Europe and the United States must unite to head off a “war of civilizations” arising from a nuclear-armed Middle East.
snipurl.com/weq9

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In case you missed it:

Video: The Trials of Henry Kissinger: The Making Of A War Criminal: :

“A fascinating, bombshell documentary that should shame Americans, regardless of whether or not ultimate blame finally lies with Kissinger. Should be required viewing for civics classes and would-be public servants alike.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6623.htm

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UN attacks US nuclear report on Iran :

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has made a stinging attack on the US Congress over an “outrageous and dishonest” report on Iran’s nuclear programme.
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1872679,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=1

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Iran’s Nuclear Plans :

Video: Stephen Sackur talks to Iran’s Ambassador to the IAEA over why his country his still refusing to end its uranium enrichment programme.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14964.htm

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Video: Fmr. Iranian Pres. Mohammad Khatami on “Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence”:

Fmr. Iranian Pres. Mohammad Khatami Address at the John F. Kennedy, School Of Government
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14960.htm

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UK: Clare Short: I’m standing down so I can speak the truth :

I am profoundly ashamed of the Government. The Labour Party has lost its way
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14969.htm

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‘Fast-track discipline’ for Short after Blair attack :

She criticised Mr Blair’s “craven” support for US policies and said he had made the world a more dangerous place.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article114970.htm

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U.S. Will Always Face Terror, Say Americans:

Many adults in the United States think their country will forever be a target for terrorists, according to a poll by CBS News. 81 per cent of respondents think the U.S. will always have to live with the threat of terrorism.
snipurl.com/wfdi

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A Visit with a Man Wrongly Detained at Guantanamo:

Murat Kurnaz was detained in the United States detention camp at GuantŠnamo, Cuba, for almost five years and released three weeks ago. Cem ÷zdemir, a member of the European Parliament, visited Kurnaz at his home in Bremen and reports back about a German man of Turkish origin who appears to be anything but a fanatic.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14976.htm

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Bush in bid to twist Republican arms on security:

President George W. Bush went to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to prod fellow Republicans to back his plans to track and try terrorism suspects, but some pressed on with a competing measure the White House rejects.
news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060914/pl_nm/security_usa_dc_1

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Powell Opposes Bush Interrogation Plan:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed efforts to block President Bush’s plan to authorize harsh interrogations of terror suspects, even as Mr. Bush lobbied personally for it Thursday on Capitol Hill.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/13/politics/main2007125.shtml

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Bush-backed spying bill clears US senate panel :

A bill backed by President George W Bush to enable a court review of his domestic spying programme won the approval on Wednesday of a US Senate panel under election-year pressure to safeguard civil liberties.
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10401246

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Briton linked to Congo war crimes:

Rudimentary bombs made from industrial gas cylinders filled with TNT were being rolled out of the backs of giant Antonov transport aircraft flown at high altitude in indiscriminate raids, according to Pelham.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2350645,00.html

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What is the U.S. Military Doing in Paraguay?:

The U.S. military is conducting secretive operations in Paraguay and reportedly building a new base there. Human rights groups and military analysts in the region believe trouble is brewing. However, the U.S. embassy in Paraguay denies the base exists and describes the military activity as routine
www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php/2006/09/14/p10792

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Ties Between Elites and Child Sex Rings “Beyond Imagination”:

The complicity in Mexico between child sex rings and the political and business elites “goes beyond what we can even imagine,” says activist Lydia Cacho, who faces death threats and was even thrown briefly into prison for revealing those ties in a book.
www.ipsnews.net/print.asp?idnews=34710

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The Republican Plan for Dominance in the 21st Century:

Journalists Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten discuss their new book. In it, they reveals how the Republican party owns a clear advantage in the fundamentals of campaigning and has built up a series of structural advantages that make it increasingly difficult to beat.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14975.htm

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Scott Ritter: Hillary’s Challenger Crucified on a Cross of Gold:

Money is the difference between having a fighting chance and total obscurity for Hillary Clinton’s challenger Jonathan Tasini in the New York Senate Dem primary.
www.alternet.org/blogs/themix/41476/#more

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Hedge fund cash floods U.S. politics:

Campaign finance records show 20 of the most successful U.S. hedge fund managers have pumped more than $3.1 million into campaigns so far in 2005-2006, up from about $1.1 million by the same group in the last mid-term election cycle.
snipurl.com/wfdm

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Princeton prof raises alarm over electronic voting machines:

A Princeton University computer science professor is adding new evidence to support claims that electronic voting machines can be hacked.
www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?s=5406411

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Test nonlethal weapons on U.S. citizens, official says:

Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before they are used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/4182615.html

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Man Gets Life Sentence For Lying To DMV: :

A California immigrant serving a life sentence for lying to the Department of Motor Vehicles got a day in court Wednesday. Santos Reyes has already served six years for that crime, which he has never denied.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34723

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Air America To Declare Bankruptcy:

Air America Radio will announce a major restructuring on Friday, which is expected to include a bankruptcy filing, three independent sources have told ThinkProgress.
thinkprogress.org/2006/09/13/air-america-bankruptcy

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Video: Dr Griffin BBC1 Sunday 10 September 2006 interview about 9/11

An interview with Griffin about the 9/11 attacks and discussions about how the buildings could have collapsed
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14980.htm

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Date: 13 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 2672
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs – $314,320,763,397

See the cost in your community
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The Phony War

By Robert Dreyfuss

President Bush not only created a fake “War on Terror” to scare voters into supporting his policies — he is failing to address the real threat facing America.
tinyurl.com/m3pf6

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Meanwhile in Baghdad…

By Dahr Jamail:

I’ve recently received several emails from Iraq. I include them here, because they show the living hell that Iraq has become under US occupation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14952.htm

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Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation in the War on Terror

A Must Listen – CBC

Governments are wasting their time tracking down money that doesn’t really exist. R.T. Naylor, a McGill economics professor, has been following the trail of the so-called “terror dollar”. His new book is called, Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation in the War on Terror , and Professor R.T. Naylor joined us from Montreal.

Click to listen. Real audio
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14957.htm

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Two Axioms of 9/11

By Manuel Valenzuela

Every day more and more people from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe walk the giant path across the invisible bridge of truth, displacing long held brainwashing and conditioning, long held chains and shackles that prevented freedom to think and analyze.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14958.htm

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The Republican Charade: Lincoln and His Party

By Clyde Wilson

Apparently millions continue to harbor the strange delusion that the Republican party is the party of free enterprise, and, at least since the New Deal, the party of conservatism. In fact, the party is and always has been the party of state capitalism.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14954.htm

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Iraq: At least 98 dead in another bloody day of U.S. occupation:

A total of 60 unidentified bodies were found with gunshot wounds in the head and most of them showed signs of torture in various parts of Baghdad over the past day
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13895618.htm

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Iran: US departure from Iraq will help end violence:

Iran’s supreme leader reportedly says the way to stop the violence in Iraq is for US forces to pull out.
snipurl.com/wdca

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Iran says ready to help US leave Iraq – Annan:

Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday said he was told in Iran during his most recent trip that Tehran was ready to help the US leave Iraq.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=904749

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Mideast Sees Iraq ‘Disaster,’ Annan Says :

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that most leaders in the Middle East believe the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and its aftermath ``a real disaster’’ for the region.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6077492,00.html

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34 Taliban, eight policemen killed in occupied Afghanistan battles:

Thirty-four Taliban and eight policemen were killed in various clashes in Afghanistan as NATO looked for reinforcements to combat an insurgency in the south.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060913/wl_sthasia_afp/afghanistanunrest

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UN employee shot dead in occupied Afghanistan:

Unidentified gunmen pulled over a car and shot dead a UN driver in western Afghanistan, the police and the United Nations said on Wednesday.
tinyurl.com/fuffs

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Soldiers reveal horror of Afghan campaign :

“We are flattening places we have already flattened, but the attacks have kept coming. We have killed them by the dozens, but more keep coming, either locally or from across the border,” one said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14955.htm

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Rice blames NATO: West ‘must not fail Afghanistan’ :

The US has warned that Afghanistan is at risk of becoming a failed state unless Nato countries support its path towards democracy.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5340892.stm

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Nonaligned want terrorism redefined ::

More than 100 other nations are pushing to broaden the world’s definition of “terrorism” to include the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
tinyurl.com/khful

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A young boy was about to die:

A few hundred yards from the Church of the Nativity, the traditional site of Jesus’ birth, a young boy was about to die. You won’t hear his name on the news tonight, so here it is. Mohammad Omar Shawriya, 13 years old. His short life was ended when an Israeli soldier shot him in the chest.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14952.htm

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Israel not enthusiastic about unity govt.:

Israel has said the Palestinian national unity government is insufficient, and the country will not resume contact with the PA under its auspices.
washtimes.com/upi/20060912-070926-9945r.htm

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US: Palestinian unity deal falls short for U.S.:

The United States has greeted the idea of a Palestinian unity government with scepticism, but the European Union has welcomed it.
tinyurl.com/jbhl3

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Israel mulls bail for 18 Palestinians:

Military Judge Maj. Ronen Atzmon decided to release the group on bail of $5,700 each with the condition they remain in their homes during their coming trials on charges of illegal membership in the Hamas terror organization. But a prosecutor challenged the bail and the court is to rule Thursday, the Jerusalem Post reported.
www.washtimes.com/upi/20060913-093154-6661r.htm

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Israel will fight court order to free Palestinian MPs:

THE Israeli Government says it will appeal the surprise decision by a military court to order the release of 21 Palestinian MPs seized by its troops and held in prison since June.
tinyurl.com/fowvy

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British MP’s Call For ReleaseOf Palestinian Legislators:

Israel has abducted and imprisoned 33 members of the Palestinian legislative council including the speaker and five ministers, including the deputy prime minister. We consider the imprisonment of democratically elected representatives of the Palestinian Authority as an attack on the fundamental principles of democracy.
www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,,1870890,00.html

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Syria Says US Behind Attack On Own Embassy:

The official charged that Washington had orchestrated the attack to “prove Syria is filled with terrorists and to put us in a weak position” in order to extract political concessions.
www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004843361

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Ten dead in Turkish explosion:

A bomb blast has killed at least 10 people, including seven children, and injured 13 in southeastern Turkey.
tinyurl.com/gor5v

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Venezuela’s promising future :

Communal councils may be instrumental in the construction of Venezuela’s 21st-century socialism.
mondediplo.com/2006/09/13venezuela

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Bolivia’s Morales to push Indian rights in Guatemala:

Morales flew into a military base in the capital to a low-key welcome on a 24-hour visit to build links with Guatemala’s main indigenous groups.
tinyurl.com/edahh

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Bolivia leader wants to preach human rights to Bush:

Before embarking on a trip that includes the United States, Bolivia’s leftist leader Evo Morales said on Monday he would like to meet President George W. Bush to tell him “some truths about human rights
tinyurl.com/j8qc6

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Mr. Murtha puts forward a resolution introduced the following resolution:

Expressing the Sense of Congress that the President should immediately replace the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld
www.house.gov/list/press/pa12_murtha/PRrummyres06.html

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38 US Reps for Bush Impeachment Revie:

US Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ) became the 38th Member of the US Congress officially listed as a supporter of H. Res. 635, a bill which could lead to recommendations to impeach President Bush.
www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/news/0088.html

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Dave Lindorff: The Case for Impeachment: Video:

The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14956.htm

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Thomas J. DiLorenzo: Traitors to the American Revolution:

America’s would-be economic dictators strived mightily to “justify” their corrupt scheme by rewriting the history of the American founding
www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo107.html

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IMF: Risk of global crash is increasing :

The world’s chief financial watchdog said the financial system had so far proved resilient in the face of recent price falls but warned the risk of a crash had increased. And when it comes to worrying about a crash in the financial markets that could deliver a body blow to the world economy, it seems that all roads lead to the US.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14953.htm

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9/11: Canadians take stock:

Poll reveals a hardening of opinions; many blame U.S. foreign policy for attacks
tinyurl.com/gzez5

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UK minister condemns Guantanamo :

Lord Falconer has made his strongest attack yet on Guantanamo Bay by denouncing it as a “shocking affront to the principles of democracy”.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/5340104.stm

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With the neocons discredited, here comes libcon Cameron :

Bush and Blair believe al-Qaida threatens our way of life. They are wrong, and the Tory leader seems to get it
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1870909,00.html

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Adam Pearlman joins al-Qaeda:

An al-Qaeda activist who in a tape aired by the terror group called on American citizens to embrace Islam is Adam Pearlman, the son of a Jewish musician from California.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3303485,00.html

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Second plane suspected of CIA flights:

The unexplained visit of Gulfstream N478GS to Romania isn’t the only case in which European investigators appear to have been misled about the movements of an airplane suspected of playing a role in the CIA’s clandestine transfer of terrorist detainees around the world.
tinyurl.com/jmup7

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The Myth of the Ticking Time Bomb:

Like President Bush, influential pro-pain pundits have long cited the ticking-bomb scenario to defend torture as a necessary evil in the war on terror.
progressive.org/mag_mccoy1006

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U.S. Company cleaning up on terror:

Raytheon: dirty bomb detectors show promise:

Raytheon Co. sensors that scan cargo shipments for nuclear weapons and “dirty bombs” could generate $1 billion in U.S. sales, company officials said yesterday at a Washington press briefing.
www.boston.com/business/ticker/2006/08/raytheon_dirty.html?p1=email_to_a_friend

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NYPD Built Bomb for Terror Study :

It was known as Operation Kaboom: Police investigators posed as apple growers and secretly built a 2,400-pound truck bomb to determine how easy it would be for homegrown terrorists to launch an attack with homemade explosives.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/13/ap/national/mainD8K3NQ700.shtml

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The Rove Less Traveled:

Texas’s then-governor George W. Bush once asked a reporter, “You know what I’m gonna tell those Jews when I get to Israel, don’t you Herman?” When the journalist, Ken Herman, replied that he did not know, Bush reportedly quipped: “I’m telling ‘em they’re all going to hell.”
tinyurl.com/l8xo6

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Date: 12 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 2671

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$314,051,236,567

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

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Rockefeller: Bush Duped Public On Iraq

CBS News Exclusive:

Rockefeller went a step further. He says the world would be better off today if the United States had never invaded Iraq — even if it means Saddam Hussein would still be running Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14940.htm

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Britain’s Role in the Israeli-Hezbollah War

By David Wearing

Outside of the UK, those who have not already done so must now recognise Britain – not just its current Prime Minister – as nothing less than a fully paid up and active member of the neo-conservative imperial project, and deal with it on that basis.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14938.htm

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The Moral Bankruptcy of Israel’s Founding Idea

The Coming Collapse of Zionism

By Kathleen Christison
Former CIA Analyst

Is it only observers outside the conventional mainstream who have noticed that by its murderous assault on Lebanon and simultaneously on Gaza, Israel finally exposed, for even the most deluded to see, the total bankruptcy of its very founding idea?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14949.htm

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The Day That Changed Everything Wasn’t 9/11

By Ira Chernus

Yes, it changed everything — not September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers collapsed, but November 9, 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell and left the U.S. at sea, drifting without an enemy in a strange new world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14939.htm

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At least 14 Killed As U.S. Occupation Continues:

Gunmen attacked overnight a Shi’ite mosque in Khan Bani Saad, a town south of the ethnically volatile city of Baquba, killing seven and wounding others, state television al-Iraqiya said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12720335.htm

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Violence kills another six civilians, policeman, four gunmen in Iraq:

At least six Iraqi civilians, an Iraqi police officer and four gunmen were killed Tuesday and several others were wounded in separate violent incidents in various parts of Iraq.
www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=904259

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Car bomb kills five in Iraq :

A parked car bomb detonated Tuesday in Baghdad’s upscale Mansour neighborhood, killing at least five people and wounding 13, police said.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060912/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_violence

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Situation Called Dire in West Iraq: Anbar Is Lost Politically, Marine Analyst Says:

The chief of intelligence for the Marine Corps in Iraq recently filed an unusual secret report concluding that the prospects for securing that country’s western Anbar province are dim and that there is almost nothing the U.S. military can do to improve the political and social situation there
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14934.htm

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Dahr Jamail: Fallujah Under Threat Yet Again:

In the face of killings, and now threats of a new attack, residents remain defiant of the occupation forces. The hardships that people have endured seem to have strengthened rather than weakened them.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14937.htm

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Sadr, Sunnis oppose Iraq partitions:

Powerful Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has reaffirmed his opposition to a plan to separate Iraq into three connected but largely autonomous partitions.
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060912-100118-2080r

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Propaganda or fact?

Top Aide to Sadr Outlines Vision of a U.S.-Free Iraq:

In a shabby but spotless living room in the holy city of Najaf, a top deputy of Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr quietly sketched out his vision of the Iraq to come, after the Americans withdraw.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14933.htm

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Charge of the heavy brigade :

Soldiers active in the ‘war on terror’ cannot speak out. But their former commanders can
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1870192,00.html

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Iraqi elections believed to have worsened divisions, report says:

In spite of a sharp increase in Sunni-Shiite violence, however, attacks on U.S.-led coalition forces are still the primary source of bloodshed in Iraq, the report found. It was the latest in a series of recent grim assessments of conditions in Iraq.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15494904.htm

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Zbigniew Brzezinski: “Victory Would Be A Fata Morgana”:

Iraqis are not primitive people who need American colonial tutelage to resolve their problems.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14942.htm

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Nonaligned want terrorism redefined :

More than 100 other nations are pushing to broaden the world’s definition of “terrorism” to include the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
tinyurl.com/khful

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Frank Rich: Donald Rumsfeld’s Dance With the Nazis:

Here’s how brazen Mr. Rumsfeld was when he invoked Hitler’s appeasers to score his cheap points:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14936.htm

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Israeli squatterr convicted of 4 Palestinian deaths:

An Israeli squatterr has been found guilty of killing four Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last year as Israel withdrew from the occupied Gaza Strip.
snipurl.com/wbm7

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Israeli occupation forces soldier killed in Gaza:

The death took place during clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters on Tuesday near the Kissufim crossing with Israel, east of Khan Yunus, in the Gaza Strip.
snipurl.com/wbm8

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Hamas Gives Abbas OK For Negotiations:

Hamas officials gave Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the go-ahead Tuesday for negotiations with Israel, a major shift in the militant Islamic group’s position as it works to end its international isolation.
www.wral.com/apworldnews/9831295/detail.html

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Any excuse to avoid a real peace:

Livni: If Abbas joins Hamas terror government, we will have a problem : The current Hamas-led Palestinian government will be dissolved within 48 hours and a new prime minister appointed, a Palestinian Authority spokesman said Monday. The new government is expected to be a unity government including both Hamas and Fatah factions.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/761369.html

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Israel orders release of 21 detained Hamas officials:

A lawyer for the detainees said the release ordered by Ofer Military Court would be on bail, and that the roster included three Palestinian cabinet ministers, one of them a parliament member, as well as 18 other lawmakers.
snipurl.com/wbma

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Ismail Haniyeh: A policy of punishment :

Your people understand the Palestinians suffer a great injustice, Mr Blair – but you are adding to it
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14935.htm

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Blair is no help to the Middle East :

Having finally obtained his visa from George Bush to visit the Middle East, Tony Blair must rank as one of the most unwelcome British visitors to the region in decades
www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,,1870086,00.html

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IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon :

“What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs,” the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14950.htm

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NORMAN FINKELSTEIN: Kill Arabs, Cry Anti-Semitism:

A central thesis of my book Beyond Chutzpah is that whenever Israel faces a public relations debacle its apologists sound the alarm that a “new anti-Semitism” is upon us.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14945.htm

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3 Killed in deadly attack on US embassy in Syria:

Three armed men have been killed and one wounded after they attacked the US embassy in Damascus in what Syria has called a terrorist operation.
snipurl.com/wbmn

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Six nations drop effort to criticize Iran jointly:

Six world powers abandoned attempts today to issue a joint statement criticizing Iran’s nuclear defiance after China and Russia refused to endorse U.S.-backed tough language, diplomats said.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/4181208.html

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Iran sets rules on enrichment suspension :

In the closed-door meetings Iran “had a long list of conditions, including a complete and total halt in activity at the UN Security Council, an absolute terms for stepping down from going for sanctions and that Iran would have the right to nuclear fuel technology on its soil,” a western diplomat said on Monday.
snipurl.com/wbmo

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Afghan, US Occupation Forces Kill 12:

Authorities say the “militants” were killed Tuesday in fighting in Ghazni province. Local officials say two policemen and an Afghan soldier were wounded.
www.voanews.com/english/2006-09-12-voa54.cfm

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Taliban attacks U.S. occupation forces convoy in E. Afghanistan :

A purported Taliban spokesman, Mohammad Hanif, said the militants attacked a U.S. convoy of coalition forces in Khmbesh district at 10:00 a.m. local time, killing several U.S. soldiers and burning eight vehicles.
english.people.com.cn/200609/12/eng20060912_301766.html

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Nato plea for Afghan troops is rebuffed:

Nato’s plans to provide reinforcements for its hard-pressed troops in Afghanistan suffered a setback on Tuesday, as a series of countries ruled out providing further soldiers and controversy mounted over the alliance’s tactics.
snipurl.com/wbms

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2 Cuban “activists” accept plea deal for illegal weapons stash:

Prominent Cuban exile and local real estate developer Santiago Alvarez admitted Monday he illegally stashed weapons at a Broward County apartment complex and attempted to move them after federal authorities appeared at his office with a search warrant.
snipurl.com/wbmu

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Cuban “bomb suspect” to be released :

Venezuela, which says he was behind a 1976 plane bombing that killed 73 people, condemned the latest ruling.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5338930.stm

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Venezuela’s Chavez Plans to Take Over Port, Sugar Factory :

Among those companies that have had property seized by Chavez are H.J. Heinz Co., the world’s largest ketchup maker, and those owned by Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuela’s second-wealthiest man.
snipurl.com/wbmy

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Video: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:

How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions
informationclearinghouse.info/article8171.htm

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Time Runs Out on Bolton Nomination:

Last week’s eleventh-hour request by moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee put off its vote on President George W. Bush’s nomination of the outspoken — some say bullying — envoy pending clarification of the administration’s current Middle East policies may have doomed Bolton’s chances.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=34685

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White House Gains Concessions in Senate Measure on Tribunals:

The Bush administration has won concessions from key Senate Republicans in proposed legislation on standards for detainee treatment and the rules for military trials of terrorism suspects
tinyurl.com/muf22

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Sidney Blumenthal: How bad is he?:

Bush ran as a moderate, tacked right and governed ineffectually — before 9/11. Since then he’s become the most radical American president in history — and arguably the worst.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14941.htm

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Robert Trivers and Noam Chomsky discuss propaganda and deception.

6 Minute Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14948.htm

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Prophet and Loss:

A litany of business failures suggests Pat Robertson is losing his Midas touch
www.radaronline.com/features/2006/09/prophet_and_loss.php

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EXCLUSIVE…9/11 Debate:

Loose Change Filmmakers vs. Popular Mechanics Editors of “Debunking 9/11 Myths”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14944.htm

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Video: Loose Change

2nd Edition Recut
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14946.htm

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September 11, 2001: What We Saw:

Never before seen private video from 9/11/
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14943.htm

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9/11: Press for the facts: Video .

Even your Republican grandpa from Texas will have doubts about 9/11 when he finishes it!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14922.htm

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Date: 11 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 2669

icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$313,822,744,755

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

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Is American Democracy Too Feeble To Deal With 9/11?

Paul Craig Roberts

I would be more confident of the survival of democracy and civil liberty in the United States if, on this fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a majority of Americans were reading David Ray Griffin’s challenging new book, “Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14921.htm

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9-11; the “unifying myth” for the war on terror

By Mike Whitney

To a large extent, the war on terror is a shabby promotional scheme designed to mobilize the nation for a permanent state of war while curtailing civil liberties. There’s nothing original in this analysis, but it does explain the importance of media as a vehicle for Bush’s public relations campaign. It also explains why high-ranking officials in the administration are still provided unlimited air-time to reiterate the same bland bromides over and over again without being challenged.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14927.htm

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Annals of Liberation: The Noble Fruits of 9/11

By Chris Floyd

Let us turn our tear-filled eyes away from the noble Leader’s sentimental journey through the three sites of mass murder in which his greatness is firmly rooted, and look for a moment to Mesopotamia, to the great and ancient land of Babylon, where the noble Leader has bestowed – entirely unasked, an act of purest noblesse oblige – the benefits of liberation, democracy and the free market.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14928.htm

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War Stories

By Elias Khoury

I stood before the ruins, and the tears flowed. No, it was before that scene that I stood, when the people carried the coffins walking over the rubble with the dust of death blanketing them. I couldn’t feel the tears collecting at the edges of my eyes, burning them, before they fell on my cheeks. The dust covered us under the burning sun, the sweat trickling out of our pores and spreading over our bodies. I didn’t realise I was crying when I did. I had never experienced weeping that came out of the whole body, mixing tears and sweat.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14930.htm

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9/11 – The inevitable consequence of our choices

By Tom Feeley

A mind set exists which allows us to think, that simply because we were born within these borders, we are somehow entitled to a enjoy a greater degree of respect and dignity than we are prepared to acknowledge are the birth right of all the worlds people.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14918.htm

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No Mercy

By Sheila Samples

We have been insulted and deceived, our courts dismantled, our Congress neutered, our children murdered in an illegal, genocidal war, our elections stolen, our tax dollars wasted. Today, we are stranded on our own rooftops, pleading for a November 2006 rescue.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14926.htm

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Iraq: At least 17 Killed as U.S. Occupation Grinds On:

Up to four U.S. military vehicles were found burnt out in the Sunni Arab city of Ramadi, 110 km (70 km) west of Baghdad, local residents said. Details of what caused the damage were unclear. There was no immediate U.S. comment
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KHA122442.htm

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Another 16 Killed In Bombing Near Iraqi Army Recruiting Center:

A mini bus exploded on Monday morning near an army recruiting center in central Baghdad. The Defense Ministry said at least 16 people were killed and seven hurt.
www.nbc5.com/money/9818283/detail.html

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Why the Numbers Don’t Add Up in Iraq:

The Pentagon’s fondness for secrecy along with partisan agendas in Baghdad often lead to contortions with death tolls and other details.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14919.htm

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Marine colonel’s Iraq report fuels US gloom :

Iraq’s biggest province has suffered a total breakdown in law and order in which al-Qaida has emerged as the dominant political force, according to descriptions of a classified US military intelligence review reported today.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1870023,00.html

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Deal on a Constitution for Iraq Is Teetering:

An agreement struck 11 months ago by Shiite and Kurdish leaders to win Sunni Arab support for a new constitution is fraying, causing concern among some political leaders that it could jeopardize Iraq’s fragile governing coalition.
fairuse.100webcustomers.com/sf/nyt9_11_06.htm

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From his home in clouded cuckoo land:

Cheney reasserts Iraq/al-Qaeda links:

US Vice-President Dick Cheney repeated assertions on Sunday on links between the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda despite a recent Senate intelligence committee report that concluded otherwise.
www.ft.com/cms/s/1f27d8e4-4106-11db-827f-0000779e2340,_i_email=y.html

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Cheney says debate is hurting war effort:

Vice President Dick Cheney offered a veiled attack Sunday on critics of the administration’s Iraq policy, saying the domestic debate over the war is emboldening adversaries who believe they can undermine the resolve of the American people.
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/15489070.htm

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U.S. Training Paid Off:

Baghdad control brings new abuse to Abu Ghraib:

The notorious Abu Ghraib prison is at the center of fresh abuse charges just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.
www.washingtontimes.com/world/20060910-111906-3763r.htm

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Embedded reporters in Iraq did more stories on soldiers’ personal lives:

“The majority of war coverage in the study heavily emphasised the soldier’s experiences, of the war while downplaying the effects of the invasion on the Iraqi people,” said Lindner. “
www.psu.edu/ur/2006/embedreporting.html

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Michael Vlahos: The Long War:

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Protracted Conflict—and Defeat
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14932.htm

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Mickey Z.: Let us now praise OIL (Our Iraqi Liberators) :

I say it’s never too early to start planning the predestined Iraq War veteran’s memorial. Why wait till the bombs start dropping on Iran or Venezuela or North Korea or Colombia? Yeah, I can see it now: A virtual Iraq theme park smack dab in the middle of Washington, D.C. where patriotic Americans can park their SUVs and honor OIL (Our Iraqi Liberators).
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14929.htm

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Paul Craig Roberts: Bush the Pitiful:

Public opinion polls in the Arab and Muslim world show that Bush?s invasions, aggressive stance toward Syria and Iran, and unconditional support for Israeli aggression have created a powerful Islamic political movement that experts say will sweep away the corrupt governments allied with the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14925.htm

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Israeli Occupation Forces tank shell kills Palestinian teenager: :

An Israel Occupation Forces tank shell landed near a group of Palestinians in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Sunday, killing a 14-year-old boy and seriously wounding his 19-year-old brother
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/760967.html

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Israel: The boy who was buried twice:

Mohammed was buried twice. He was 14 years old at the time of his death. He was killed last week, three days before the start of the new school year, so he never got to enter ninth grade. Did the planners of the operation give thought to the children who would be killed before giving it the satanic name “Locked Kindergarten”?
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/760138.html

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Gideon Levy : Deadly diaries :

Shifa Hospital in Gaza, the fourth floor. Two brothers. Their parents and siblings were all killed while they were sleeping. Only the brothers were saved from the inferno caused by two missiles dropped by a plane on their house in the middle of the night. Awad, 19, is seriously injured; Mohammed, 20, uninjured, tends him. Their parents and all seven of their younger siblings, including a disabled sister, were killed. Just try to imagine.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/756772.html

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Face up to the Criticism!:

I am the daughter of the former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Heinz Galinski, who was also a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, I have felt it my duty to join the European Jews for a Just Peace. While we, the members of this organization, may differ widely on issues such as faith, Zionism, and nationality, we all agree on one point: the responsibility for this conflict largely rests with Israel.
www.normanfinkelstein.com/article.php?pg=11&ar=508

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Abbas: National unity government within days:

Fatah, Hamas finalize fundamental issues in series of talks between Palestinian president, prime minister. Haniyeh expected to remain in office; Hamas will not recognize Israel, but may do so indirectly by adopting Saudi initiative.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3302493,00.html

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Gabriela Becker : UN betrays justice:

Once again, the United Nations stands complicit with, and directly abets, US-Israeli colonial and imperial designs on the Arab world
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14931.htm

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World Health Organization, regional committee strongly condemns Israel for invasion of Lebanon, Palestine:

The 53rd session of WHO Regional Committee for East Mediterranean on Monday strongly condemned Israel for its invasion of Lebanon and Palestine and for continued and willful violation of international and humanitarian law, including the provisions of the Geneva Convention.
www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-236/0609117615180131.htm

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Lebanon health facilities have suffered considerable damage:

“In some areas of Lebanon, people simply cannot access a functioning health facility. Either it has been seriously damaged, or doesn’t have the water, fuel or supplies required to provide life-saving services including emergency obstetric care.
www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr48/en/index.html

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War pimp alert:

Blair tells Haaretz: Folly to ignore Iran’s threats to Israel:

The important thing is for Israel to be always the country that is striving for peace but is sometimes forced into war.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/760956.html

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‘He is a dog and if we see him we will kill him’ :

Hundreds of angry demonstrators waving Lebanese flags and chanting “down with Blair” gathered to protest at Tony Blair’s meeting with Fouad Siniora at the prime minister’s office in the heart of Beirut today.
www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,,1869975,00.html

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Mahathir criticises Lebanon troop offer:

The former leader of Malaysia has criticised his country’s offer of sending 1,000 troops to support the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon.
snipurl.com/w9ek

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Iran ‘misunderstandings’ cleared

The EU’s foreign policy chief has said that misunderstandings about Iran’s nuclear programme have been cleared up, in talks with its chief negotiator.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5332522.stm

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US to ‘choke’ Iranian banks:

Bush administration decides not to wait for UN, nuclear-related sanctions
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3301613,00.html

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Suicide blast at Afghan governor’s funeral kills 6:

A suicide bomber killed six people at the funeral of an assassinated Afghan politician yesterday, as Nato said the Taliban death toll from a major offensive had risen past 500.
www.thedailystar.net/2006/09/12/d60912013620.htm

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2 occupation forces soldiers killed in S. Afghanistan :

Two soldiers of the U.S.-led occupation forces were killed while conducting combat operations in southern Afghanistan, ISAF’s command region, ISAF said in a statement on Sunday.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200609/11/eng20060911_301549.html

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Millions of Afghans face hunger as crops fail:

Millions of Afghans are facing hunger after a complete failure of the harvest in parts of the country, according to an emergency Christian Aid assessment.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/218275/115799833187.htm

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Pepe Escobar : The other September 11 :

You don’t need an Osama bin Laden to pull a September 11. Forget Boeings-turned-into-missiles crashing into twin towers. Switch for a moment to four military planes bombing a presidential palace – and replay a different September 11 movie starring Dick and Henry.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/HI12Aa01.html

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More CIA officers getting legal-defense insurance:

CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their civil judgments and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with criminal wrongdoing, according to current and former intelligence officials and others with knowledge of the program.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003253260_cia11.html

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New “al-Qa’eda” video: we will target Israel:

“Al-Qa’eda” has released a new video on the fifth anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks in America warning that its next victims will be Israel and the Gulf Arab states.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14923.htm

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The hunt :

Armies have been mobilised, phones tapped, huge rewards offered – yet Osama bin Laden is still at liberty. Does anyone even have the faintest idea where he is? Declan Walsh investigates
www.guardian.co.uk/september11/story/0,,1869516,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=1

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger: The Colder War:

The threat of “terrorism”, some of it real, most of it invented, is the new Red Scare.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14920.htm

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Giuliani: Cashing in on 9/11 :

Bear Stearns had agreed to invest up to $300 million in new security-related ventures identified by Giuliani Partners
www.thenation.com/doc/20060925/barrett

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9/11 Toxic Legacy: A Cloud Of Dust:

Another killer was unleashed that day. A slow silent poison that now threatens thousands of lives… the toxic dust and gases created by the disintegrating towers.
www.cbc.ca/documentaries/toxiclegacy/index.html

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9/11 Vendetta: Video, drawing parallels to the movie “V for Vendetta”.

Runtime 8 Minutes
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13715.htm

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9/11: Press for the facts: Video: .

Even your Republican grandpa from Texas will have doubts about 9/11 when he finishes it!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14921.htm

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Family members jailed after raiding food from Dumpster:

Their crime? Taking five cucumbers, four or five apricots, two bundles of asparagus spears and a handful of cherries from a garbage can at Sweet Pea Produce. Their sentence? Six months in the Routt County Jail.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14917.htm

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Stolen body parts ‘sold to NHS’ :

Potentially contaminated body parts allegedly stolen in the US may have been implanted into British patients, a government agency says
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5333912.stm

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