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Date: 29 September 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2710
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$330,193,172,926

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

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NOTE: Does anyone have information regarding Riverbend – Iraqi girl blog: Baghdad Burning: riverbendblog.blogspot.com

Her blog has not been updated since Aug 5th and many of us who admire her are worried about her safety. If you have information regarding her well being please email me at shoutout@informationclearinghouse.info

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Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 – 2006)

By Molly Ivins

I’d like those supporting this evil bill to spare me one affliction: Do not, please, pretend to be shocked by the consequences of this legislation. And do not pretend to be shocked when the world begins comparing us to the Nazis.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15163.htm

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“A Total Rollback Of Everything This Country Has Stood For”

Sen. Patrick Leahy Blasts Congressional Approval of Detainee Bill

This is a must listen interview

The Senate has agreed to give President Bush extraordinary power to detain and try prisoners in the so-called war on terror. The legislation strips detainees of the right to challenge their own detention and gives the President the power to detain them indefinitely.

Click to listen. Audio and transcript
informationclearinghouse.info/article15161.htm

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A Personal Declaration of Independence

By William A. Cook

As a citizen of these United States for 70 years, I refuse to be ruled by a tyrant who imposes despotic, autocratic control on the citizens of these United States through a series of clandestine actions that usurp the rights of the people.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15156.htm

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The Breaking Point

More than a half trillion dollars in 3 years.

By Mike Whitney

The war is bankrupting the nation while grooming the next generation’s terrorists. This is the very definition of failure.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15159.htm

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Bad faith and the destruction of Palestine

By Jonathan Cook

A mistake too often made by those examining Israel’s behaviour in the occupied territories — or when analysing its treatment of Arabs in general, or interpreting its view of Iran — is to assume that Israel is acting in good faith. Even its most trenchant critics can fall into this trap.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15158.htm

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At least 15 killed as bloody U.S. occupation grinds on:

Gunmen firing from a car killed three Iraqi soldiers, two of them brothers, in the small town of Rashad, 20 km (12 miles) southwest of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/RAS925166.htm

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More Tortured Bodies Found In Baghdad:

The corpses of six men and one woman were all found in east Baghdad neighborhoods. They were blindfolded, and had their hands and legs bound, police said.
cbs4boston.com/national/topstories_story_272061155.html

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Five killed in U.S. air strike -police, medics: –

Iraqi police and hospital officials said a woman and two children were among five people killed in an air strike on a car on Thursday, but the U.S. military said it was unaware of any such incident.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC856534.htm

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Two U.S. occupation force soldiers killed in Iraq :

Two U.S. soldiers were killed in two incidents in the volatile Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Thursday.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200609/29/eng20060929_307302.html

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U.S. army `coming to end of its rope’:

Not only are troop levels not being reduced, but almost 8,000 soldiers have just had their 12-month tours of duty extended.
snipurl.com/xmdp

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Iraq situation dire, says Straw :

The current situation in Iraq is “dire” according to former foreign secretary Jack Straw.
www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6113248,00.html

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U.S. Commander Says Insurgency In Iraq Unlikely To Be Defeated Until U.S. Forces Leave:

The insurgency in Iraq’s volatile western Anbar province can be beaten but probably not until after U.S. troops leave the country, the commander of forces in the provincial capital said Friday.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15154.htm

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Rory McCarthy: A meeting of realities:

It is a mark of how disastrous the Iraq war was that only now, three years on, our governments are beginning to admit to the chaos they and, of course, the Iraqis are facing.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15162.htm

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Book says Bush ignored urgent warning on Iraq :

The White House ignored an urgent warning in September 2003 from a top Iraq adviser who said that thousands of additional American troops were desperately needed to quell the insurgency there, according to a new book by Bob Woodward
snipurl.com/xmds

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Sen. Trent Lott On Iraq: ‘Why Do Sunnis Kill Shiites? … They All Look The Same To Me’:

Speaking shortly after a meeting with President Bush and Vice President Cheney, Lott added that Iraq wasn’t among the White House’s priorities.
thinkprogress.org/2006/09/28/lott-iraq/

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Senate Backs Record Military Spending Bill :

The Senate unanimously approved $70 billion more for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan Friday as part of a record Pentagon budget.
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2507462

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Ex-Prez Carter: Bush has brought U.S. “international disgrace”:

Former President Carter is urging northern Nevadans to elect his son, Jack, to the Senate to help combat a Bush administration he says has brought “international disgrace” to the country.
www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?s=5473638

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Majority of Baptists Support Bush:

The head of public policy for the Southern Baptist Convention says an overwhelming majority of Baptists still support President Bush and his handling of the Iraq war.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15155.htm

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NATO occupation forces soldier killed in Afghanistan explosion:

A NATO occupation forces soldier was killed in a blast in Afghanistan today during a patrol in the southern province of Kandahar, the force said.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/4223924.html

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Taliban say they shot “spy” :

The Taliban claimed responsibility on Friday for executing a man described as a spy for US and Afghan intelligence in North Waziristan, a border region where the Pakistan government signed a pact with tribals a few weeks ago to stamp out militancy.
tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411319/838247

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Why British government conceals true casualty figures in Afghanistan, Iraq? :

British soldiers wounded in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are not eligible to timely help as the British government is reluctant to disclose the actual casualty figures in the two wars, recent media reports in Britain note.
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200609/29/eng20060929_307599.html

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Where are all the dead Taliban? :

The figures just don’t add up.
www.thefirstpost.co.uk/index.php?menuID=1&subID=789

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Afghanistan: The Wild East:

Sheer desperation is driving many Afghans back into the arms of the fanatical Taliban movement. Once again, the holy warriors have taken control of entire regions and are seeking to ensnare the Western allies in a bloody guerilla war.
www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,440017,00.html

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Two Palestinian boys killed by an Israeli drone:

Two Palestinian boys were killed when an Israeli drone fired a rocket at them while they were cycling in occupied Beit Hanoun in the north of the Gaza Strip.
www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=15777

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UN envoy says Israel guilty of ‘collective punishment’ in Gaza:

Israel is guilty of “collective punishment” of the Palestinian people through its military actions in the Gaza Strip, a United Nations human rights official said Friday.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=144277

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Hamas supporters rally in northern Gaza:

Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters marched in the Gaza Strip on Friday to show their backing for the militant group, even as its efforts to form a national unity government appeared stalled.
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4224118.html

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Israel’s “security concerns” delay pullout from Lebanon :

Despite their repeated assurances of a quick troop withdrawal from Lebanon, Israeli officials said yesterday they were reluctant to complete the pullout, though six weeks have passed since a cease-fire agreement ended a month of bloody conflict.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/768699.html

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UN tells of Israeli border violation:

Israel has violated the UN-drawn border it shares with Lebanon, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon says.
snipurl.com/xme6

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UNIFIL confronts Israeli troops :

U.N. peacekeeping forces in south Lebanon intervened for the first time Thursday with Israeli forces who arrested journalists in violation of Resolution 1701.
license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuid=MTYxMzY3

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In case you missed it:

Video: How Israel Treats Journalists :

-:WARNING:- This video should only be viewed by a mature audience
informationclearinghouse.info/article15157.htm

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Qatar distributes cash to owners of damaged homes:

Qatar began distributing money on Thursday to the residents of Khiam in the South as compensation for houses destroyed or damaged during the 34-day Israeli war on Lebanon that ended on August 14. The Special Engineering Office, which was created by Qatar, handed out checks to 403 beneficiaries and each check amounted to $12,000.
snipurl.com/xme9

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Pakistan accused of hundreds of terror abductions: –

Pakistan has abducted hundreds of people as part of the U.S-led war on terror, often secretly holding them for months while they are interrogated, the human rights group Amnesty International said on Friday.
snipurl.com/xmeb

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Hundreds of Terror Suspects Have ‘Disappeared,’ Rights Group Says:

Hundreds of suspects connected with the war on terror in Pakistan have “disappeared,” and some detainees have been captured by bounty hunters and sold to America, according to Amnesty International.
www.nysun.com/article/40640

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Gonzales cautions judges on interfering: :

Gonzales has sent Justice Department lawyers into federal courts from coast to coast defending Bush’s detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his plans to try some of them before military tribunals and his use of the National Security Agency to wiretap Americans without court warrants when they communicate with suspected terrorists abroad.
informationclearinghouse.info/article15160.htm

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This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like:

The Washington Post simply referred to waterboarding a few days ago as an interrogation measure that “simulates drowning.” But what does waterboarding look like?
www.davidcorn.com/archives/2006/09/this_is_what_wa.php

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House passes warrantless domestic spying measure:

Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, charged: “Hidden in the fine print are provisions which grant the administration authority to maintain permanent records on innocent U.S. citizens, granting the administration new authority to demand personal records without court review, and terminating any and all legal challenges to unlawful wiretapping.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article15152.htm

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Legal residents’ rights curbed in detainee bill:

A last-minute change to a bill currently before Congress on the rights of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay could have sweeping implications inside the United States: It would strip green-card holders and other legal residents of the right to challenge their detention in court if they are accused of being ``enemy combatants.”
informationclearinghouse.info/article15153.htm

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Attorneys For Guantanamo Detainees Could Be Detained As Enemy Combatants Under New Legislation:

On September 26, 2006, attorneys for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) determined that what appears to be the final version of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 could allow the government to detain the attorneys themselves as ‘enemy combatants.’
www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=zQrItml3Gv&Content=845

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How the voted:

Roll call for H R 6166 bill allowing indefinite detention without charges or counsel: 34 Democrats voted for this bill.
clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll491.xml

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There is something terribly wrong with this country:

7 Minute video: How did this happen? Who is to blame?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14615.htm

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Chavez ally surges in Ecuadorean race: –

A U.S.-trained economist has suddenly become the front-runner in Oct. 15 presidential elections by pledging to “give the lash” to his nation’s corrupt political class and delivering an anti-U.S. message similar to that of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
snipurl.com/xmej

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Venezuela asks U.N. to act against Cuban militant Posada Carriles :

Venezuela said Thursday that it has asked the U.N. Security Council for help in its demands that the United States hand over a Cuban militant accused of planning the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.
snipurl.com/xmeo

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Fear for lost ‘Dirty War’ witness :

Tens of thousands of people marched through the centre of the Argentine capital calling for more be done to find a missing “Dirty War” witness.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5386986.stm

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Beijing secretly fires lasers to disable US satellites:

China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy satellites by “blinding” their sensitive surveillance devices, it was reported yesterday.
snipurl.com/xmer

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Georgia and Russia on a collision course :

Beyond mutual recrimination, both sides have incessantly organized provocations against the other. In recent months, there have been numerous instances of military maneuvering and skirmishes in South Ossetia. Georgia has angered Moscow by detaining peacekeepers for alleged visa violations. Moscow, meanwhile, has outraged Tbilisi with the imposition of economic sanctions,
www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav092506a.shtml

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Lobbyist scandal spreads to Rove:

Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff had hundreds more contacts with senior White House officials than previously acknowledged, a congressional report reveals.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20500113-2703,00.html

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Date: 28 September 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2709
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$318,149,538,226

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

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Poll: Majority Of Iraqis support attacks on U.S. occupation forces

By Associated Press

About six in 10 Iraqis say they approve of attacks on U.S.-led forces, and slightly more than that want their government to ask U.S. troops to leave within a year, according to a poll in that country.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15135.htm

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How did we sink so low in just 6 years?

By Mike Whitney

In a 253 to 168 “party-line” vote, the congress repealed habeas corpus and approved the torturing of prisoners in American custody. It is breathtaking assault on human rights and personal liberty and puts the United States well-outside the community of civilized nations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15143.htm

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Twilight Struggle: Finally Standing Up as the Republic Crashes Down

By Chris Floyd

Bush’s “War on Terror” is coming to the Homeland, and its target is the American people. Bush and his handlers want to destroy the ability of anyone to oppose their hard-right – and overwhelmingly unpopular – agenda. It’s the only way the Faction can maintain its domination – and avoid prosecution for its many crimes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15141.htm

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Dumb and Dumber

By Sheila Samples

It’s difficult to determine who’s dumb and dumber here — the American people or our foolish president.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15139.htm

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Wars and Debts and Taxes, Oh My!

By Michael Boldin

War is not the fault of just Bush and the Republican Party, but the Democratic Party as well; they are equally responsible for starting, fueling, and funding the war machine.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15140.htm

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At least 25 killed as bloody U.S. occupation continues:

The bodies of five people were found, shot and tortured overnight in different districts of Baghdad, police said. Added to 35 found the previous day, that brought the total for a 24-hour period to 40.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM820885.htm

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U.S. Attack Kills 8 Including 4 Women :

Sunni group calls attack ‘terrorist massacre’
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15136.htm

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Full Report: Approval of Attacks on US-led Forces Rises to 6 in 10:

79 percent of Iraqis say that the US is having a negative influence on the situation in Iraq, with just 14 percent saying that it is having a positive influence
tinyurl.com/ozrjn

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Iraq: Quarter of a million flee occupied Iraq violence:

The escalating violence in Iraq has resulted in the most suicide bombs in one single week since the war began in 2003 and 250,000 people registering as refugees in the past seven months.
tinyurl.com/mbfdz

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War costs near $549 billion:

In the current fiscal year, the Pentagon is expected each month to spend $1.5 billion in Afghanistan and $8 billion in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15137.htm

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Iraq war was terrorism ‘recruiting sergeant’ :

The Iraq war has acted as a “recruiting sergeant” for extremists in the Muslim world, according to a paper prepared for a Ministry of Defence thinktank, which also said the British government sent troops into Afghanistan “with its eyes closed”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15148.htm

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Carter: U.S. in more danger of terrorism:

“So there’s no doubt that our country is in much more danger now from terrorism than it would have been if we would have done what we should have done and stayed in Afghanistan,” he said on the campaign trail with his son, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Carter.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060928/ap_on_re_us/carter_nevada_1

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Reporter Bob Woodward Says Bush Misleads on Iraq:

Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward tells Mike Wallace that the Bush administration has not told the truth regarding the level of violence, especially against U.S. troops, in Iraq. He also reveals key intelligence that predicts the insurgency will grow worse next year.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15150.htm

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Confidence in Iraq Policies Drops to 20% in U.S.:

Fewer adults in the United States believe their government’s handling of the coalition effort has been adequate, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. Only 20 per cent of respondents are confident that U.S. policies in Iraq will be successful, down nine points in two years.
www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13306

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Cindy Sheehan: Lift Your Head:

It is now the time to stand up and be counted and tell this out of control government of ours that we are withdrawing our consent to be governed by them.
www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092806A.shtml

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In case you missed it:

Operation Hollywood :

The inside story of the cozy relationship between big box office American war movies and the Pentagon
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8163.htm

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Another suicide attack as troops kill 14 “Taliban”:

A suicide car bomb exploded near a Canadian military convoy in southern Afghanistan yesterday while officials reported they had killed 14 Taliban rebels elsewhere.
tinyurl.com/oywwm

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U.S. chopper killed Afghans during ‘confused’ battle involving Canadians:

An American attack helicopter killed four Afghan National Police officers and a teenage boy in a botched battle involving Canadian troops last spring, say newly released documents.
tinyurl.com/mo7m4

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NATO agrees early takeover of all Afghan peacekeeping:

NATO nations agreed on Thursday to assume command of peacekeeping across all of insurgency-hit Afghanistan in the next few weeks, a NATO spokesman said
tinyurl.com/nrn8u

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The Taliban have `time on their side,’ senior officer says:

`The enemy is becoming more tenacious’
tinyurl.com/kk88n

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Stephen Lendman : Afghanistan: The Other Lost War :

The US Plan to Pacify Afghanistan and Control It As A Neocolonial State
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15146.htm

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Musharraf Defends Pakistani Intel Agency:

A leaked document accuses Pakistan’s intelligence agency of indirectly supporting terrorist groups including al-Qaida and calls on Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to disband the agency.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15145.htm

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Angry Musharraf to raise ISI collusion claims with Blair:

General Pervez Musharraf will hold talks with Tony Blair today amid controversy over a British government-commissioned report that claims Pakistan’s spy network is too close to Muslim terrorists.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2379063,00.html

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Liberals condemn Musharraf’s comments :

Interim Liberal leader Bill Graham condemned on Wednesday comments made by the President of Pakistan, who said Tuesday that Canadians should stop complaining about the number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan.
tinyurl.com/qmkhq

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War pimp alert:

Israeli Military Intelligence:

Syrian Front Now Cause for Concern : Changing its long-time assessment regarding the Syrian threat, military intelligence now believes Damascus might launch a military action against Israel.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=112777

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The Human Catastrophe of Gaza Is a Time Bomb :

Gaza constitutes a time bomb. Some 1.4 million people, mostly children, are piled up in one of the most densely populated regions of the world, with no freedom of movement, no place to run, and no space to hide. Virtually without external access since June, Gaza is experiencing a rise in poverty, unemployment, penury, and despair.
www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_092806H.shtml

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UN envoy: Israel turned Gaza into prison :

Special UN envoy on human rights in PA says in special report Israel’s actions in territories can be described as ‘ethnic cleansing,’ adds three-quarters of Gaza population depend on food aid for survival
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3308494,00.html

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Gaza Strip to remain without full electrical power for a year :

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has accused the Israel Occupation Forces of war crimes for bombing the plant, which has left many areas of the occupied Gaza Strip without full electricitical power the last three months.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/767933.html

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Palestinian agricultural losses top US $1 billion:

An ongoing economic boycott and intermittent border closures have created humanitarian problems for Gaza’s residents, including a deteriorating agricultural sector, the United Nations and the Palestinian Authority (PA) said.
www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ACIO-6U3H3A?OpenDocument

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Uri Avnery: Political Corruption in Israel:

HAD HAMLET been a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, he might now declare: “Something is rotten in the State of Israel!”
www.counterpunch.com/avnery09282006.html

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Why Hamas Resists Recognizing Israel:

The West is betting that continued Palestinian misery will force Hamas leaders to recognize Israel. But the strategy is as misguided as it is cruel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15138.htm

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Christians: We’ll fight for Israel:

Millions of Evangelical Christians around the world support and constantly pray for the State of Israel , representatives at a meeting of the Knesset’s Christian Allies Caucus said Wednesday.
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3309009,00.html

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James Petras: Challenging the Power of the Israel Lobby: What Should Be Done?:

The image of a near-omniscient and omnipotent Jewish lobby overlooks its vulnerability and significant issues around which an opposition or counter-hegemonic movement can be organized in the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15147.htm

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Fundamentalist Camp Trains God’s Little Army:

They have billions in media holdings, the ear of the president, and the ability to make or break a Republican candidacy. To Becky Fischer, however, former manager of a custom sign business and current children’s minister, evangelicals are in danger of losing the next generation.
www.alternet.org/module/printversion/42193

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War pimp alert:

House approves Iran “Freedom Support” Act: :

The House voted Thursday to impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran’s weapons programs. The vote came as U.S diplomats continued to press the U.N. Security Council to penalize Tehran if it fails to end its uranium enrichment program.
tinyurl.com/fdrbd

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Americans favor diplomacy on Iran: Reuters poll:

A majority of Americans want the United States to increase diplomatic efforts over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, while 70 percent oppose the use of U.S. troops to thwart Iran, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Thursday.
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2501698

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Let’s bolster this subterranean shift in US foreign policy while we can :

Even in the Pentagon, there are hints of a move away from over-reliance on the military. But Iran will be the test
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1882396,00.html

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S Africa is losing its way – Tutu:

Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu has warned that South Africa is in danger of losing its moral direction. He said it had failed to sustain the idealism that ended apartheid and warned of growing ethnic divisions.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5384310.stm

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House OKs terrorism detainee bill in victory for Bush:

Democrats opposed the bill by about a five-to-one margin, with many wanting to tone down the powers it would give to Bush and the limits it would impose on terror-war suspects’ abilities to defend themselves during trials.
tinyurl.com/s27y9

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Chris Floyd : Thunder on the Mountain: The Murderers of Democracy :

Who are these people? Who are these useless hanks of bone and fat that call themselves Senators of the United States? Let’s call them what they really are, let’s speak the truth about what they’ve done today with their votes on the bill to enshrine Bush’s gulag of torture and endless detention into American law.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15151.htm

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Sen. Russell Feingold: Even Timothy McVeigh Was Afforded Constitutional Rights:

The Flaws in the Military Commissions Act
www.counterpunch.org/feingold09282006.html

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Rice versus Clinton on January 2001 Clarke Memo:

“A Comprehensive Strategy to Fight Al-Qaeda”?:
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB147/index.htm

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Lawyer: officer at Guantánamo threatened me :

A British lawyer who represents detainees at Guantánamo Bay yesterday claimed he was threatened with internment at the notorious camp by a US military officer.
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,,1881721,00.html

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Driving While Muslim:

Five years after 9/11, Muslim-American men are still being arrested on flimsy charges and accused of being terrorists.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15144.htm

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House Passes Measure on Religion Suits:

The House passed a bill yesterday that would bar judges from awarding legal fees to the American Civil Liberties Union and similar groups that sue municipalities for violating the Constitution’s ban on government establishment of religion.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/

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Date: 27 September

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2708
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$317,831,023,425

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

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Why Bush Will Nuke Iran

By Paul Craig Roberts

The neoconservative Bush administration will attack Iran with tactical nuclear weapons, because it is the only way the neocons believe they can rescue their goal of US (and Israeli) hegemony in the Middle East.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15118.htm

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Most Iraqis Favor Immediate U.S. Pullout, Polls Show

By Amit R. Paley

A strong majority of Iraqis want U.S.-led occupation forces to immediately withdraw from the country, saying their swift departure would make Iraq more secure and decrease sectarian violence, according to new polls by the State Department and independent researchers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15126.htm

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Revolution just Ain’t what it used to be

By Mickey Z.

Thomas Jefferson can pronounce: “Every generation needs a new revolution.” But that doesn’t mean I can. Honest Abe once declared: “Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and force a new one that suits them better.” Hey, I’d love a government that suits me-and most humans-better, but making plans to “shake off the existing government and force a new one” would just about guarantee you a place on that secret no-fly list.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15130.htm

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For God’s Sake

By Philip J. Rappa

It’s been said the world has changed since 911. That’s true for our government is indiscernible. It’s unrecognizable. It no longer adheres to the principles of our founding papers. It no longer accepts The Bill of Rights as the law of the land. No longer does it recognize treaties, proclamations or conventions.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15132.htm
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“Thank you for not putting a bomb in your luggage.”

By William Blum

The Bush and Blair administrations can not admit to the correlation of terrorism with their policies, but those opposed to their wars should never allow them to avoid the issue.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15131.htm

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The United States Of Torture

By Matthew Yglesias

The United States now presents itself as what amounts to the globe’s largest and most powerful rogue state—a nuclear-armed superpower capable of projecting military force to the furthest corners of the earth, acting utterly without legal or moral constraint whenever the president proclaims it necessary.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15128.htm

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Reading the Gas Pump Numbers

What Do Falling Oil Prices Tell Us about War with Iran, the Elections, and Peak-Oil Theory

By Michael T. Klare

What the hell is going on here? Just six weeks ago, gasoline prices at the pump were hovering at the $3 per gallon mark; today, they’re inching down toward $2 — and some analysts predict even lower numbers before the November elections.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15133.htm

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At least 34 Killed in U.S. occupied Iraq:

A U.S. raid and air strike killed eight people, including seven members of one family, and wounded two others in Baquba
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MOU737628.htm

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U.S. Occupation Forces Kill 4 Civilian Women in a Blood-Soaked Morning:

Bodies Strewn About Capital, U.S. Raid Kills 4 “Militants”, 4 Civilian Women
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/27/iraq/main2042173_page2.shtml

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‘Not enough cash for war’ :

George Bush received a serious rebuke about his wartime leadership this week when his army chief said he did not have enough money to fight the war in Iraq.
www.guardian.co.uk/guardianweekly/story/0,,1882208,00.html

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Iraq’s blast call for long-term US bases:

The Scholars said that in making the comments during a visit to the US Talabani had done “nothing more than express an American demand to keep Washington from having to do it”.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=17616

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Andrew Bacevich : Chickens are home to roost in Iraq:

The Bush administration is running out of troops, money and ideas
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15134.htm

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Controversial group wins U.S. propaganda contract in Iraq:

A public relations company known for its role in a controversial U.S. military program that paid Iraqi newspapers for stories favourable to coalition forces has been awarded another multi-million dollar media contract with American forces in Iraq.
snipurl.com/xejr

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Afghans Kill 25 Suspected “Insurgents”:

Afghan security forces killed 25 suspected insurgents during a clash Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, while a suicide bombing targeting a NATO convoy wounded one civilian, officials said.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2497360

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Nato occupation forces soldier killed in Taliban attack:

A Nato occupation forces soldier has been killed when his patrol came under fire south of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
www.itv.com/news/world_76f133e266e092d0b6a1e96c622b3774.html

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House OKs additional $70 billion for occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan :

House lawmakers who remain deeply divided over the course of the war in Iraq have easily approved another $70 billion for the military operations there and in Afghanistan.
snipurl.com/xejw

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Combative Bush Releases Parts of Terror Study :

Portions of a National Intelligence Estimate on terrorism that the White House released under pressure on Tuesday said that Muslim jihadists were “increasing in both number and geographic dispersion” and that current trends could lead to increasing attacks around the globe.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15125.htm

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White House refuses to release full NIE:

The White House refused Wednesday to release the rest of a secret intelligence assessment that depicts a growing terrorist threat, as the Bush administration tried to quell election-season criticism that its anti-terror policies are seriously off track.
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060927/ap_on_go_pr_wh/terrorism_intelligence

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Declassified : Key Judgments of the National Intelligence Estimate .

Trends in Global Terrorism:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15123.htm

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New Iranian Reactor Online By Nov. ‘07:

The Russian nuclear plant being built in Bushehr, Iran, is on track to begin receiving Russian uranium next March, Russian officials said.
snipurl.com/xek4

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Israel Won’t Allow Iran To Produce Nuclear Weapons – PM :

“Israel can’t accept the possibility of Iranians having nuclear weapons and we will act together with the international forces, starting with the Americans, in order to prevent it,” Olmert told The Jerusalem Post daily in an interview.
snipurl.com/xek7

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Report: Bombing of Gaza power plant war crime:

Human rights group B’Tselem determines bombing of power plant in Gaza constitutes war crime and was carried out as ‘vengeance’
snipurl.com/xeka

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Gaza a prison, says UN envoy:

Israel has turned the Gaza Strip into a prison for Palestinians where life is intolerable, a human rights envoy has told the United Nations Human Rights Council.
snipurl.com/xeka

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Shooting Hizbullah rock hurlers allowed:

“IOF troops currently stationed in Lebanon have permission to open fire on stone-throwing Hizbullah supporters,” IOF Chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. Dan Halutz said at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.
snipurl.com/xekd

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Poll: 67% of Israelis want talks with PA gov’t including Hamas :

A majority of Israelis would support holding negotiations with a Palestinian unity government that includes the Islamic Hamas movement, according to the results of a joint Palestinian-Israeli poll released on Tuesday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/767519.html

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The return of Palestinian refugees is an existential necessity for Israeli Jews:

Elias Davidsson argues that it is in the enlightened self-interest of Israeli Jews to accept the Palestinian refugees’ right of return
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/edavidsson2.htm

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Palestinian deputy PM returns occupied W. Bank after release by Israeli court :

El-Sha’er’s lawyer Osama al-Saadi said that his client was released after being held for more than five weeks without charge. “The court admitted there was not enough evidence to keep him in jail,” al-Saadi said
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-09/27/content_5146371.htm

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Criminal charges recommended against Olmert :

State report implicates Israeli leader in bribe scandals, questionable real estate deals
www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52168

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Hi-tech firm boycotts Israel over ‘war crimes’:

Belgian hi-tech company specializing in development consulting notifies manager of Israeli company seeking cooperation that ‘your country has conducted war crimes and is an apartheid regime’
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3308579,00.html

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U.S., Syria spar and Rice calls for sanctions:

The United States and Syria locked horns on Tuesday, with Washington urging others to join it in imposing sanctions on Damascus and Syria telling America to stop trying to impose its will on Arabs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15127.htm

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World Can’t Wait : Drive Out The Bush Regime!:

On October 5, people everywhere will walk out of school, take off work, and come to the downtowns & townsquares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to join us – making a powerful statement: “NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!”
worldcantwait.net/

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Guantanamo Prisoner Brings Suit in European Court of Human Rights:

Boumediene has been tortured and abused at the hands of U.S. forces throughout the course of his imprisonment at Guantanamo. He has been severely beaten and short-shackled, placed in solitary confinement, and deprived of sleep for extended periods of time.
releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=73290

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Does America torture? :

When Bush refuses to call his “alternative” methods torture, when he wants to clarify “cruel” and “degrading” as allowing waterboarding, he reminds me of what Humpty Dumpty told Alice in Wonderland: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15129.htm

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US slides down competition league :

The United States has lost its top slot in a global ranking of economic competitiveness published yesterday because of mounting concern among businesses over its budget deficit and crumbling faith in its institutions.
news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article1761727.ece

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3 Minute Video: Real Big Brother:

Over 4 million cameras, being retro-fitted w/speaker systems. Yelling out orders to people like a concentration camp.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAuZi8ZiJOg&eurl=Real%20Big%20Brother

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Date: 26 September 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2702
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$317,350,754,733

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

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Crisis Is Upon Us

By Paul Craig Roberts

Hugo Chavez might not have been too deep into hyperbole when he described Bush as an example of demonic evil. Continue
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15095.htm

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The Sound & The Fury

An Interview with president Hugo Chavez

I believe words have great weight, and I want people to know exactly what I mean. I’m not attacking President Bush; I’m simply counterattacking. Bush has been attacking the world, and not just with words—with bombs. When I say these things I believe I’m speaking for many people, because they too believe this moment is our opportunity to stop the threat of a U.S. empire that uses the U.N. to justify its aggression against half the world.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15101.htm

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There are no “Islamic terrorists” in the Middle East.

By Casey Butler

It is not, in the least, hyperbole to say that the Fundamentalist Muslims fighting us today are sacrificing their lives for their brothers and sisters; they are heroically defending their homelands, their cultures, and their religion, from the corruption, crime, and decadence intrinsic to Western capitalism as we know it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15098.htm

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Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers

The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.

Video Documentary By Robert Greenwald

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15096.htm

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Victims of the war machine

By Cindy Sheehan

Martin Luther King, Jr. said that: “Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” I believe that anyone who still supports George and his war of terror on the world have to be going out of their way to ignore the facts, or are profiting some way from this occupation: politically or financially.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15113.htm

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President Hologram and the Triumph of Public Relations

By Mike Whitney

All tyrannies are similar in one respect; they require a steady flow of propaganda to promote the interests of the state. That same rule applies to dictators, whose “strongman image” is vital to the maintenance of autocratic government and must be supported by a “cult of the personality.” This is particularly true of George Bush, who has been the centerpiece of the most prodigious public relations campaign in American history.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15103.htm

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Pakistan Sold al-Qaeda Suspects To CIA

By AFP

The US Central Intelligence Agency paid Pakistan millions of dollars for handing over more than 350 suspected al-Qaeda terrorists to the United States, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15110.htm

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Bush’s ‘Dirty War’ Amnesty Law

By Robert Parry

The United States is following the lead of “dirty war” nations, such as Argentina and Chile, in enacting what amounts to an amnesty law protecting U.S. government operatives, apparently up to and including President George W. Bush, who have committed or are responsible for human rights crimes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15104.htm

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Say No To Torture!

A Must Watch 2 Minute Video

Torture is immoral, ineffective, and makes a mockery of civilization. The United States Congress is currently trying to write a law that would legalize torture and put those who commit such crimes, and the law that justifies them beyond the reach of any court.

Click to view
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15106.htm

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Air strikes kill 60 in occupied Afghanistan:

NATO aircraft have destroyed a “Taleban base” and killed more than 60 suspected insurgents over the last several days in Afghanistan’s volatile southern provinces, the military alliance said yesterday.
thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1413972006

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Ten rebels, female official killed in occupied Afghanistan:

The US military Monday said coalition forces had killed 10 suspected Taliban insurgents in south-east Afghanistan as Afghan President Hamid Karzai denounced the killing earlier of a female politician in Kandahar.
snipurl.com/x61c

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The Rise of Jihadistan:

Five years after the Afghan invasion, the Taliban are fighting back hard, carving out a sanctuary where they—and Al Qaeda’s leaders—can operate freely.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14975282/site/newsweek/

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Iraqi panel to mull constitution changes as at least 24 killed in bloody U.S. occupation:

In the city of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, gunmen on Sunday night broke into the home of city council head Najim Abdulla Suod, killing him and his 23-year-old son, police Lt. Amer Ahmed said.
snipurl.com/x61f

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Another 8 killed as U.S. occupation continues:

Mortar rounds and a suicide truck bomber targeting a police station killed three policemen and wounded 10 in the small town of Jurf al-Sakhar, 85 km (53 miles) south of Baghdad
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM533778.htm

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Iraq: A journey into the ‘Taliban republic’ where the militias rule unchallenged :

Civil war is raging through the Iraqi countryside. Sunni insurgents have largely taken control of the province of Diyala, where local leaders believe the insurgents are close to establishing a “Taliban republic”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15099.htm

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Army Warns Rumsfeld It’s Billions Short:

An extraordinary action by the chief of staff sends a message: The Pentagon must increase the budget or reduce commitments in Iraq and elsewhere.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15109.htm

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‘Dummy vendors’ reap $362m in Iraq:

US government agencies charged with the reconstruction of Iraq allocated $362m to non-existent “dummy vendors”, according to a report by the watchdog overseeing the reconstruction effort.
snipurl.com/x5z5

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US Army looks for ways to send more troops to Iraq:

The US Army and Marine Corps are looking for ways to send more combat units into the Iraq rotation pool and are considering accelerating the pace of deployments for some brigades in order to keep more than 140,000 troops in the country through at least the spring of 2007.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060925/pl_afp/usiraqmilitarytroops

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U.S. puppet : Talabani wants long-term US presence:

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in an interview published on Monday, asked for a long-term US military presence in Iraq, saying his country will need two permanent US air bases to deter “foreign interference.”
snipurl.com/x61l

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Analysis: Mideast woes alarm U.S. experts:

Several prominent policy analysts warned this week that America’s foreign policy had to be urgently re-evaluated to prevent wider disaster.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15094.htm

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Battle for Baghdad Hindered by Iraqi Government:

American commanders are frustrated by a lack of cooperation from the Iraqi government.
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6137681

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Playing shell games on responsibility with Iraq:

THE SAME White House that trashed generals and bean counters for saying it would take hundreds of thousands of more troops and billions more dollars to secure Iraq is now blaming the puppet government for not securing the country
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15102.htm

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Juan Cole on Civil War in Iraq:

The Hyping of WMD Intel on Iran, and How The Lebanon War Has Weakened Israel
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15108.htm

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Proposal to Carve Up Iraq Moves Forward :

A proposal that could carve Iraq into three autonomous states moved forward Monday after leaders of the country’s feuding ethnic and sectarian groups agreed to delay any division until 2008.
snipurl.com/x61u

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Retired officers to criticize Rumsfeld:

Retired military officers on Monday are expected to bluntly accused Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld of bungling the war in Iraq, saying U.S. troops were sent to fight without the best equipment and that critical facts were hidden from the public.
snipurl.com/x61w

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Negroponte Highlights U.S. Successes:

Intelligence View That War Is Increasing Terror Is ‘Fraction of Judgments,’ He Says
snipurl.com/x61x

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Soldiers in ‘guns for coke’ scandal:

BRITISH soldiers have been caught smuggling stolen guns out of Iraq and allegedly exchanging them for cocaine and cash on the black market.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15093.htm

Video: Cindy Sheehan On C-Span:

On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan learned that Casey, the eldest of her four children, had been killed in Iraq, where he was serving in the United States Army. After struggling through crippling grief for three weeks, she came to an epiphany: “I will spend my life trying to make Casey’s sacrifice count for peace and love, not killing and hate.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15114.htm

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Israel Occupation Forces Steal Millions in Bank Raids Across West Bank:

Palestinian security sources said that “millions of dollars, documents, and files were stolen” when Israeli troops raided 24 banks and money exchange shops in several towns, including Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarem, and Jenin.
www.metimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20060920-061112-4580r

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PA’s Abbas to demand Hamas honor Oslo Accords :

Palestinian sources explained that Abbas did not want a confrontation with Hamas and therefore is not demanding direct recognition of Israel, but is making do with recognition of Oslo.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/766418.html

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Saudi prince may have held secret meeting with Israeli PM: :

Early on Monday, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had held a secret meeting with a senior Saudi official, perhaps King Abdullah. Olmert later issued a guarded denial of the report.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/766699.html

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Israel shrugs off Syrian overtures:

A senior Israeli official rejected statements made earlier Sunday by Syrian President Bashar Assad about his desire for peace between the two neighbours, Israeli Army Radio reported.
snipurl.com/x62a

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Irish lecturers call on EU to boycott Israeli universities :

Irish academics have called on the European Union in an open letter to impose a moratorium financial support to Israeli academic institutions until Israel ends the occupation in the Palestinian territories.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/766389.html

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U.S. Jewish Solidarity with Muslim and Arab Peoples of the Middle East:

As Jews of conscience living in the United States, we are outraged by the violence being perpetrated in our name both as Jews and as U.S. citizens. We, the undersigned, represent Jews across the United States who are choosing to stand in solidarity with the peoples of Gaza and Lebanon.
www.jewishsolidarity.info/

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Jonathan Cook: Human Rights Watch still denying Lebanon the right to defend itself:

War is never a moral event, but it can be conducted within certain constraints that should be the primary concern of human rights monitors.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15105.htm

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Israel Deploys Nuclear Weapons against Iran:

The decision by Israel to deploy its nuclear weapons against Iran is consistent with America’s nuclear doctrine which also considers the use of tactical nuclear weapons as an act of “self-defense”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15112.htm

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Russia Selling Iran Missiles to Protect Bushehr Nuclear Reactor:

Russia, pledging to complete the Bushehr reactor, has offered to sell a range of surface-to-air missile systems to protect Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Middle East Newsline reports.
mosnews.com/news/2006/09/25/missiles.shtml

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Egyptian minister: Cairo to start building nuclear powerplants :

Egypt will begin building nuclear power plants soon, a cabinet minister was quoted as saying Sunday, three days after President Hosni Mubarak called on his government to pursue nuclear energy.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/766378.html

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Russia Snubs U.S., Redirects Gas Flow to Europe:

A plan to give Europe access to a substantial amount of natural gas from the giant Shtokman field originally earmarked for the U.S. market is a direct consequence of U.S. policy toward Russia on WTO membership and sanctions on Russian defense exports, Russian newspapers reported on Monday, Sept. 25.
www.mosnews.com/money/2006/09/25/shtokmanchange.shtml

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‘America paid us to hand over al-Qaeda suspects’:

The US government has strict rules banning such reward payments to foreign powers involved in the war on terror. General Musharraf does not say how much the CIA gave in return for the 369 al-Qaeda figures that he ordered should be passed to the US.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15111.htm

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Pakistan denies coup rumours while Musharraf away:

Newspaper offices and journalists were inundated with telephone calls and text messages inquiring about the rumours, which coincided with a widespread power cut.
snipurl.com/x62n

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U.S. Detention of Venezuelan at J.F.K. Airport Raises Tensions :

Ismael García, secretary general of the pro-government party Podemos, told the local news media that if Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been subjected to 20 percent of what Mr. Maduro went through, Venezuela would be under siege by the United States Marines.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15100.htm

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Man deported to Syria had no link to terror, Canada told U.S. :

When the United States sent Maher Arar to Syria, where he was tortured for months, the deportation order stated unequivocally that Arar, a Canadian software engineer, was a member of Al Qaeda. But a few days earlier, Canadian investigators had told the FBI that they had not been able to link him to the terrorist group.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/09/25/news/terror.php#

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Congress in dark on terror program:

As lawmakers prepare to debate the CIA’s special interrogation program for terrorism suspects, fewer than 10 percent of the members of Congress have been told which interrogation techniques have been used in the past, and none of them know which ones would be permissible under proposed changes to the War Crimes Act.
snipurl.com/x5ye

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Bush’s church urges pull-out of US troops from Iraq – :

US President George W. Bush’s own church has called for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and is urging direct action to end the war.
snipurl.com/x62t

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2001 anthrax was simply made, FBI says:

The finding, which evolved over months of investigation, appears to undermine the widely held belief that the attack was carried out by a government scientist or someone with access to a U.S. biodefense lab.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/nation/15601791.htm

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Date: 23 September 2006

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? More Than 250,000
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11674.htm

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2695
icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$316,576,027,129

See the cost in your community
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Iraq is Bush’s Reflection Pond

By Mike Whitney

Martial law is not liberation. In the last two months, the number of dead appearing at the Baghdad morgue has skyrocketed; nearly 6,600 Iraqis brutally tortured and killed in July and August alone. In terms of population, this is the equivalent of 79,200 American casualties. Simply put, it is a massacre.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15070.htm

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Compact with Evil: The McCain “Compromise” on Bush’s Torture Program

By Chris Floyd

After George Bush’s Rose Garden hissy fit, in which he declared that he would simply stop interrogating suspected terrorists unless he could torture them, John “I Only Flip-Flop On Matters of Deep Principle” McCain and the other so-called “Senate rebels” have capitulated to the unpopular president’s petulant demands.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15064.htm

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Lost in a Bermuda Triangle of Injustice

The Facts on the Ground: Mini-Gulags, Hired Guns, Lobbyists, and a Reality Built on Fear

By Tom Engelhardt

Camp Bucca is a story you can’t read anywhere – and yet it may, in a sense, be the most important American story in Iraq right now.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15068.htm

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The Heart of “Terror”

By: Bill Noxid

This is not a struggle… it is already done. The World has decided. The World is self-aware and has already decided what the future is. We, as Americans, have to graciously accept that. No war will change the nature of this reality. Bombing one more country’s infrastructure will not make us one more friend and it’s time we accept and understand that.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15069.htm

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At least 15 killed as U.S. occupation continues:

Police found 10 bodies, including those of two women, in different parts of Baghdad since early on Friday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/RAS232513.htm

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3 U.S. occupation forces troops among 94 killed in Iraq:

A total of 38 bodies were recovered by police in Baghdad in the past day, an Interior Ministry source said. Most were bound, shot and bore signs of torture.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L21430391.htm

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U-S general calls for more Iraqi troops in Baghdad:

PENTAGON The commander of U-S forces in Baghdad says they need roughly three-thousand more Iraqi forces to join the fight in Baghdad.
www.kctv5.com/Global/story.asp?S=5445263

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Rupert Cornwell: Nothing the Americans do stops the slide into despair :

The hope was to reduce US forces in Iraq in this US election year. Instead they have been increased, from 127,000 in January to 144,000 now. Each day, two or three more American soldiers die. Since the March 2003 invasion over 2,690 have been lost.
comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article1696107.ece

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Patrick Cockburn: New terror that stalks Iraq’s republic of fear :

The republic of fear is born again. The state of terror now gripping Iraq is as bad as it was under Saddam Hussein. Torture in the country may even be worse than it was during his rule, the United Nation’s special investigator on torture said yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15063.htm

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Army Officials: Guard Troops May Be Needed:

U.S. Army officials said they may require use of more National Guard troops to relieve the strain put on the Army by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.postchronicle.com/news/breakingnews/article_21240830.shtml

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25 Taliban killed in southern Afghanistan: police :

The fighting erupted in Uruzgan province after a band of rebels attacked a police post in the Chora district, General Mohammad Qasem — the provincial police commander — said Friday.
www.bakutoday.net/view.php?d=26909

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Ambush kills 19 Afghan labourers:

Taliban fighters have killed 19 workers in an ambush on a bus involving a roadside bomb and gunfire.
snipurl.com/403a

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Afghan casualties ‘much higher’:

A senior officer in the British army has said that casualty figures from Afghanistan are being systematically under-reported for political reasons.
snipurl.com/nr1t

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War Signals?:

The Bush Administration and the Pentagon have issued orders for a major “strike group” of ships, including the nuclear aircraft carrier Eisenhower as well as a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, submarine escort and supply ship, to head for the Persian Gulf, just off Iran’s western coast.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15061.htm

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Iran Threatens ‘Lightning’ Response To Attacks :

Iran has warned its armed forces would strike back “like lightning” against any attack on the country and will destroy “the enemy.”
snipurl.com/p5ap

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Iran’s proud but discreet Jews :

About 25,000 Jews live in Iran and most are determined to remain no matter what the pressures – as proud of their Iranian culture as of their Jewish roots
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5367892.stm

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Israelis’ main fear is nuclear Iran :

Israelis are more worried about the prospect of a nuclear Iran than anything else, including their country’s economic situation, according to an opinion poll published ahead of the Jewish New Year
snipurl.com/w4nv

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Nasrallah appears at massive Hezbollah “victory” rally:

Surrounded by a dozen bodyguards, Nasrallah waved at the throng who hailed the man Israel regards as a legitimate military target with chants of “God Bless Nasrallah.”
snipurl.com/weyc

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Nasrallah says no army can disarm Hizbollah:

Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday rejected international calls to disarm his Lebanese guerrillas and told a huge “victory” rally they still had more than 20,000 rockets after a month of war with Israel.
snipurl.com/wt70

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Nasrallah — Leadership and Restraint:

A lot of ink has been used in attempts to draw a portrait of the leader of the Lebanese resistance against the Israeli aggression, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, and to pinpoint those leadership qualities that explain his incredible achievement, namely, leading the Lebanese resistance forces to push the Israeli war machine out of Lebanon and thwarting this phase of the larger plans of the colonialist superpowers for “a new Middle East.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15065.htm

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Palestinian president: Government will recognize Israel:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that the planned national unity government will recognize Israel and renounce violence, warning that failure to resolve the conflict would leave the door open to more terrorism and violence worldwide.
www.saukvalley.com/news/307615573513391.bsp

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Hamas will not recognise Israel, backs 10-year truce: adviser:

The next Palestinian government will not recognise Israel but is instead prepared to back a 10-year truce with the Jewish state, an adviser to the Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya said.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=143272

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Israeli government issues tenders for 164 new illegal homes in the occupied West Bank :

The Israeli government is planning to build 164 new homes in three illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, despite an obligation under a U.S.-backed peace road map to halt such construction on land Palestinians seek for a state.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/765929.html

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UK politician: Pro-Israel lobby controls West: Baroness Jenny Tonge:

‘ The pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the Western World, its financial grips. I think they’ve probably got a certain grip on our party’
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3306894,00.html

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Israel’s Elbit wins US security contract: T

he contract, valued at $80 million, is the first part of a multibillion-dollar Homeland Security Department plan to help secure US borders with Mexico and Canada.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15066.htm

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Fate of some CIA detainees still unknown:

Missing Boston woman among them, kin say
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15066.htm

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Anti-Americanism Is Providing a Glue:

The rhetoric from the leaders of Iran, Sudan and Venezuela at the U.N. shared a theme of outrage at the U.S., despite their differences.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15067.htm

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A Courageous Man Speaks Out :

Hugo Chavez is dedicated to the principles and spirit of the Bolivarian Revolution he gave the people of Venezuela and wants to spread it to the developing world as a counter-force to the US model of global dominance of the developed North over the less-developed South with the US as hegemon-in-chief.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15062.htm

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Interview with Bolivian President Evo Morales on Latin America,

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Role of the Indigenous People of Bolivia
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/22/1323211

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In case you missed it:

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:

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

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Peru spy master guilty in gunrunning :

The former Peruvian spy master Vladimiro Montesinos has been found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison for masterminding a deal that supplied 10,000 assault rifles to Colombian leftist guerrillas seven years ago.
www.iht.com/articles/2006/09/22/news/peru.php

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In case you missed it:

Who Really Supports Cocaine Traffickers?:

A Peruvian court tries Vladimir Montesinos — a 30-year CIA asset — for supplying Colombian drug traffickers with weapons.
www.alternet.org/drugreporter/18349

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Bombs Over Cambodia:

New information reveals that Cambodia was bombed far more heavily than previously believed
snipurl.com/wvk2

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There is only one reason prisoners are whisked off to other countries:

To allow the CIA to use what President Bush euphemistically calls “alternative interrogation” methods outside the reach of U.S. law.
www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/09/22/torture_exhibit_a.php

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Top secret: Banff security meeting attracted U.S., Mexico officials:

“Here they are talking in my backyard, no media to tell Canadians, Mexicans and Americans about what’s going on. [I am] completely outraged,” he said. “This is an assault on democracy.”
www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2006/09/21/secret-meeting.html

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Church to Fight IRS Demand for Documents:

A liberal church that has been threatened with the loss of its tax-exempt status over an anti-war sermon delivered just days before the 2004 presidential election said Thursday it will fight an IRS order to turn over documents on the matter.
snipurl.com/wvk7

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