Information Clearing House         Index January 9 - 14 2004
Date: 14 Jan 2004

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Danish Tests Show Arms Found in Iraq Not Chemical :

The Danish Army said on Wednesday initial tests showed a cache of mortar rounds found buried in Iraq on January 9 did not contain any chemical substances as originally suspected.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4127077

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Surreal moments serving a mythological president:

Mr O’Neill was astonished to read plans for covert assassinations around the globe designed to remove opponents of the US Government. The plans had virtually no civilian checks and balances.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5525.htm

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Can PM appease Bush?:

Some refer to George W. Bush as another Hitler. This is a gross exaggeration. He has constructed no death camps and only one concentration camp ˜ at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1073908426223&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

tinyurl.com/3eoyu

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High Price For Bad Advice :

As he roams the airwaves plugging his new book, giving aggressive prescriptions for American policy at every stop, we would all be well advised to take a closer look at Richard Perle’s recent counsel. If you want bad advice at a high price, Perle is your man.
www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9753

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Sean Penn returns to Iraq and files a personal, candid report from the front:

The alienation bred by war on a people doesn’t stop with armies, but instead continues with corporations and privatization dominating and shaping the very culture and economic participation that freedom might otherwise express.
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/01/14/DDGG048F0G1.DTL

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OPEC mulls move to euro for pricing crude oil :

OPEC is considering a move away from using the U.S. dollar ˜ and to the euro ˜ to set its price targets for crude oil, the highest-profile manifestation of the debilitating effect of depreciation on the greenback’s standing as the currency of international commerce.
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040112.wopec0112/BNStory/Business/

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11 Killed in Iraq:

A car bomb exploded in front of a police station in the town of Baqouba, killing the driver and two other Iraqis and wounding 31, including civilians and police. Outside Samarra, U.S. troops killed eight Iraqis after their patrol came under fire.
www.nola.com/iraq/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/
cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?a0537_BC_Iraq&&news&emergency

tinyurl.com/2ao22

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Three killed in Iraqi drive-by:

Two Pakistanis and a Turk have been killed near Saddam Hussein’s home town in Iraq when unknown assailants fired on vehicles they were driving, Iraqi police said.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1025690.htm

Continuing Slaughter of Iraqi Civilians, Police, and US Soldiers:

Despite the spin given by Governor Bremer, the situation on the ground in Iraq today is horrendous, and Iraqi civilians, Iraqi Police, and US troops are all paying the price with their blood.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5524.htm

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Clashes Rise in Southern Iraq :

The boom of exploding dynamite packets, followed by the rat-a-tat of returning assault-rifle fire, echoed all Tuesday morning through the streets of this gritty, once peaceful city on the Euphrates River
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14292-2004Jan13.html?referrer=emailarticle

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Israel: Three Soldier’s, One Civilian Killed In Suicide Bombing:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5523.htm

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Corroborating O‚Neill‚s Account:

Official Confirms Claims That Saddam Was Bush‚s Focus Before 9/11.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5520.htm

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O‚Neill‚s Claims Supported By Letters By Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz:

Anyone who doubts former Treasury Secretary Paul O‚Neill‚s recent claims that President Bush mislead the public and secretly planned the Iraq war eight months before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 needs to read the two letters sent to then President Bill Clinton in 1998 and Speaker of the House Trent Lott by current members of the Bush administration urging Clinton to launch a preemptive strike against Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5526.htm

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The O’Neill Factor:

Certain facts have come to light confirming irrevocably that President George W. Bush lied us into an unnecessary, unjust and unconstitutional war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5522.htm

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America accused of war crimes in Iraq:

The US military is committing war crimes by demolishing homes of suspected insurgents and arresting the relatives of Iraqi fugitives, a top human rights group said today.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/14/1073877864333.html

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Human Rights Watch: Letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:

We are writing you with regard to several incidents in Iraq involving actions by United States forces that appear to violate the 1949 Geneva Conventions. These incidents involve the demolition of homes of Iraqis on at least four recent occasions in situations that did not meet the test of military necessity, but rather appeared to be for the purpose of punishing or compelling the cooperation of the family in question.
hrw.org/english/docs/2004/01/12/usint6921.htm

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Exporter didn‚t know CIA trailing him

Iliyas, who is in London now on a business trip, was not aware that the world‚s top intelligence services were on his trail until newspaper reports on Tuesday mentioned him by name, his family members here told The Indian Express.
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=39179

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We Can Make a Difference

Considering most American‚s get their news from the 7 and 11 o‚clock television reports, and the minute attention these acts have received, it is no wonder more than one-half of our populace has no understanding of the danger we‚re in as a free nation.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5528.htm

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US military criticises legal process for Guantanamo detainees:

Military lawyers assigned by the Pentagon to detainees at Guantanamo Bay are planning to present a brief to the US Supreme Court tomorrow, criticising the fairness of the legal process.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1025041.htm

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Register for draft, jailed migrants told :

“My point is if you come here illegally and you are going to receive benefits from this great country, the United States of America, you should follow the law and register for the Selective Service. And if you get called up, you should fight for this country,”Arpaio said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5521.htm

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Volunteer military isn’t so voluntary :

The volunteer military isn’t so voluntary anymore. If the draft was involuntary servitude, as some opponents of conscription argued during the Vietnam War era, so is forced retention under “stop loss” orders.
www.2theadvocate.com/stories/011304/opi_edi002.shtml

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Pentagon conscripts soldiers for Iraq war:

The military brass’ stop-loss orders signal the beginning of the end of the “volunteer‰ US army and the re-introduction of conscription, abandoned in 1973. The orders are a de facto admission by the Pentagon that its “volunteer‰ army has two few combat soldiers to crush armed resistance to its occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/566/566p24.htm

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Iraq troop rotation plan: Pentagon prepares for next war:

The logistical preconditions for another war will begin to take shape from as early as July. The rotation schedule means that by March the Army will have back in US bases the bulk of its rapid deployment force, the four division-plus XVIII Airborne Corps, which formed the backbone of the invasion of Iraq. The units will then be given four months to “reset‰ for use elsewhere.
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/jan2004/rota-j13.shtml

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Last Copter Out of Baghdad: Bush Flees Iraq Mess On The Campaign Express:

George Bush is selling out Iraq. Gone are his hard-liners’ dreams of setting up a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic republic, a light unto the Middle Eastern nations. The decision makers in the administration now realize these goals are unreachable. So they’ve set a new goal: to end the occupation by July 1, whether that occupation has accomplished anything valuable and lasting or not.
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0402/perlstein.php

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Bush: Go Get Me A Burger:

PRESIDENT Bush interrupted a White House meeting to tell his chief of staff to go and get some cheeseburgers, it was revealed last night.After waiting in vain for an earlier food order, Bush called in White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, and said: “You’re the chief of staff. You think you’re up to getting us some cheeseburgers?”
www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/content_objectid=13814972_method=full
_siteid=50143_headline=-BUSH—GO-FETCH-ME-A-BURGER-name_page.html

tinyurl.com/2m466

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Refereeing in Hell: GIs are dying.

Rival factions are turning on each other. After freeing Iraq, can we keep it from coming apart?
www.msnbc.msn.com/Default.aspx?id=3927768&p1=01%7C%7C%7C%7C003

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Lunar Lunacy:

This week George W. Bush is expected to announce that he wants to go to the moon. Once there, he wants to set up a Lunar base, and from that permanent settlement launch manned missions to the planet Mars and back. Wow! Three years ago he’d never even been to Europe.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5519.htm

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Halliburton Drilling On Mars?

NASA has been working with Halliburton, Shell, Baker-Hughes and the Los Alamos National Laboratory to identify drilling technologies that might work on Mars.
www.petroleumnews.com/pnarch/010228-49.html

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Shot British peace activist dies:

A British peace volunteer who was shot by Israeli occupation forces has died in a London hospital.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DD065357-0D95-453D-AB20-EE59F62738DE.htm

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Israeli soldier faces manslaughter charge over Briton’s death :

An Israeli soldier is expected to be charged with manslaughter following the death of British peace activist Tom Hurndall, who was shot in the head nine months ago in the Gaza strip, Israeli military sources said today.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1122921,00.html

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Tears Run as Israeli Barrier Rises Near Jerusalem :

Tearful Palestinians watched cranes lower huge concrete slabs into place at the edge of Arab East Jerusalem Tuesday as the latest sections of a disputed Israeli barrier cut them off from the city.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4120133

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The two-state solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is dead.

Good riddance!

But someone has to issue an official death certificate before the rotting corpse is given a proper burial and we can all move on and explore the more just, moral and therefore enduring alternative for peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Mandate Palestine: the one-state solution.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Jan04/Barghouti0113.htm

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Israeli held in U.S. over nuclear parts sales to Pakistan:

An Israeli citizen was arrested at Denver International Airport on January 2 on suspicions he illegally shipped high-tech equipment to Pakistan that could detonate nuclear weapons.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=382663&contrassID=
1&subContrassID=7&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

tinyurl.com/3965h

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Halliburton subsidiary gets piece of $15 billion in building contracts:

A subsidiary of Houston-based Halliburton Co. has been awarded a portion of 10 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction contracts that could be worth up to $15 billion
houston.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2004/01/12/daily19.html

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Halliburton trainees complain they’re not being paid:

With more devastation happening every day, the big job of rebuilding Iraq is the responsibility of Houston-based Halliburton. Hundreds of Americans have been recruited and brought to Houston for training.
www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou040109_cm_halliburton.126f12023.html

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Chavez Frias signs Monterrey Americas Summit document … with reservations:

Heads of State from 34 countries attending the Monterrey (Mexico) Summit of the Americas have conceded to Venezuela and Brazil agreeing NOT to set a final completion date for the USA-promoted Free Trade of the Americas (FTAA) agreement
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=14480

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Study: Cos. Slash Retiree Health Benefits :

Companies continued to slash retiree health benefits over the last year, with 10 percent of firms eliminating coverage for future retirees and 71 percent increasing retirees’ contributions for their coverage, according to a new study
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=&e=7&u=
/ap/20040114/ap_on_bi_ge/retiree_health_benefits_2

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Kaiser wants out of pension plan :

Kaiser Aluminum Corp., which operated an aluminum plant in Tacoma for five decades, asked a federal bankruptcy court Monday for relief from obligations to pay medical and life insurance for thousands of retirees and dependents and to end its underfunded pension plans. The company said it cannot afford the ongoing and future costs of retirement benefits.
www.tribnet.com/news/government/story/4616670p-4580548c.html

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Date: 13 Jan 2004

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Witnesses: U.S. Troops Kill Four in Iraqi Town :

The woman who was killed was on a balcony of a nearby house while a car which was passing was caught in a hail of bullets, other witnesses said. All three men inside were killed.
www.maconareaonline.com/news.asp?id=5506

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G.I.’s Fire on Family in Car, Killing 2, Witnesses Say:

American soldiers on Monday night killed an Iraqi man and a boy and wounded four others in a car that was driving behind their convoy after a roadside bomb went off nearby, said witnesses, a police official and relatives of the family in the car.
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/13/international/middleeast/
13IRAQ.html?ex=1074959943&ei=1&en=4371494f17914b4c

tinyurl.com/2b2vq

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Bush admits he wanted regime change before 11 September :

George Bush, yesterday appeared to support claims made by one of his former advisers that he was intent on invading Iraq long before the 11 September attacks triggered a more aggressive focus to US foreign policy, saying his administration was “for regime change”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5515.htm

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Savage assault fuels public claims of Bush as warmonger :

Paul O’Neill has fuelled suspicions of a warmongering commander-in-chief. Just 10 days after Mr Bush’s inauguration and eight months before September 11 2001, removing Saddam Hussein was “Topic A” on the president’s list of priorities, according to Mr O’Neill
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5517.htm

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Bush ‘outed’ on Iraq:

And so it comes out. Invading Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein was a top priority at U.S. President George Bush’s very first National Security Council meeting ˜ seven full months before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Bush then cited as a reason for “pre-emptively” disarming Saddam’s regime.
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article
_Type1&c=Article&cid=1073949009964&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

tinyurl.com/2btyt

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Furor Follows O’Neill’s Kiss-And-Tell Book:

Fired Treasury Chief Paul O’Neill’s Kiss-And-Tell Book Brings Heat From White House. Treasury Department Inspector General Jeffrey Rush has been asked to investigate the use of a document on CBS.
abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040113_240.html

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O’Neill denies spilling secrets:

Ex-Treasury Secretary: Documents came from department counsel.The legal counsel‚s office “sent me a couple CDs, which I never opened,‰ O’Neill said, adding that he then gave them to former Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind, the book‚s author.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3925358/

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Paul Krugman: The Awful Truth:

I was one of the few commentators who didn’t celebrate Paul O’Neill’s appointment as Treasury secretary. And I couldn’t understand why, if Mr. O’Neill was the principled man his friends described, he didn’t resign early from an administration that was clearly anything but honest.
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/13/opinion/13KRUG.html

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In case you missed it:

Resolution Seeks Peaceful Disarmament of Iraq, Not War, Says Grossman :

“[T]he idea that we are sitting here in Washington trying to figure out a way to attack Iraq is, with all due respect, not correct,” he said.
usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/arms/02112002.htm

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Bush ‘On Par With German War Plan’:

AMERICA’S war on terror was likened yesterday to Germany’s strategy during two world wars.
tinyurl.com/3yqax

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War College Report:

“Bounding The Global War On Terrorism”

Read the complete report. pdf format
www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pubs/2003/bounding/bounding.htm

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When Did Bush Lie About Paul O’Neill?:

I see the White house’s answer to Paul O’Neill’s comments about Bush is to attack his character and label him as crazy. Here’s what the President has had to say about him in the past. Is Bush lying now…or then? Just asking.
www.buzzflash.com/contributors/04/01/con04008.html

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Bush Team Revising Plans for Granting Self-Rule to Iraqis:

Setbacks raise questions about who would have to reach an agreement with the United States that would allow more than 100,000 American troops to remain in the country after power is handed over to the Iraqis this summer.
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/13/international/middleeast/13DIPL.html?ei=1&en=
4cea170c044be779&ex=1074975645&pagewanted=print&position=

tinyurl.com/28bmt

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Shiite Good Will May Be Eroding in Iraq :

The good will of Iraq’s Shiite majority, so crucial to the success of U.S. policy, may be eroding. Strong opposition by a top Shiite cleric to key parts of a U.S. political blueprint for Iraq and the spread of violent protests in Shiite areas suggest a dangerous trend.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3619466,00.html

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Iraqis demanding food, jobs riot again:

Ukrainian soldiers fired into the air yesterday to disperse hundreds of Iraqis who rioted for jobs and food as a second southern Shiite Muslim city was rocked by unrest – a barometer of rising frustration with the U.S. led-occupation in a region of Iraq considered friendly to the Americans.
www.tucsoncitizen.com/index.php?page=national&story_id=011304a5_wotrdp

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US military ‘brutalised’ journalists :

News agency demands inquiry after American forces in Iraq allegedly treated camera crew as enemy personnel
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1121981,00.html

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U.S. Troops May Be Responsible For Civilian Attack, Report Says :

A survivor told Iraqi police that American troops opened fire on the victims‚ car as it passed a convoy. None of the U-S troops in the area had reported the shooting as required by military regulations.
www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/578032.html

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U.S. Death Toll in Afghanistan Now 100 :

An American soldier returning from a patrol became the 100th fatality in the U.S. military’s two-year Afghan campaign when his vehicle collided with a truck, highlighting the dangers facing U.S. forces in a nation roiled by a stubborn Taliban insurgency.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040112/ap_on_re_as/afghan_us_death_toll_2

tinyurl.com/2hfjj

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Ozarks doctors face bloody reality of war:

They labor to save horribly maimed soldiers in primitive operating rooms.
www.news-leader.com/today/0111-Ozarksdoct-265379.html

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US sergeant branded a coward mounts furious fightback:

Sgt Pogany found himself stripped of his weapons and sent home to face a formal charge of cowardice before a court martial – a serious, and rarely prosecuted offence punishable by death.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=480351

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Neo-Conservatism, Hard Core :

If hard-core neo-conservatives Richard Perle and David Frum had their way, the Bush administration would be issuing ultimatums on virtually a daily basis.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5516.htm

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Perle‚s recent book affirms Washington‚s double-standard policies :

An End to Evil, Perle called for undivided support for Israel to impose its unchallenged supremacy in the Middle East, claiming that Arabs are not psychologically fit to reconcile themselves with the modern world.
www.dailystar.com.lb/opinion/13_01_04_i.asp

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Pentagon Probes Defense Contractors’ Hiring:

The Defense Department has launched an inquiry into high-level military officials who have taken jobs at defense contractors over the past few years
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=AQLZS2QAF4Z
KICRBAEKSFEY?type=domesticNews&storyID=4108029

tinyurl.com/37yaj

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What a difference a vowel makes :

Court papers in his scandal-ridden divorce reveal that, among other business interests, Bush received a $2 million contract from a large Chinese-Taiwanese company called Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5518.htm

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America And the International Criminal Court:

The United States led seven countries – including Israel, China, and Iraq – in voting against the International Criminal Court. Since then, the US has engaged in a wicked campaign to undermine and destroy the court.
allafrica.com/stories/200401110084.html

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O’Neill says Cheney told him, `Deficits don’t matter’:

O’Neill said he tried to warn Vice President Dick Cheney that growing budget deficits posed a threat to the economy.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0401120168
jan12,1,2675616,print.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

tinyurl.com/3cgsd

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U.S. lawmaker says pension agency deficit $10 bln:

The U.S. agency that provides a safety net to company pension plans will announce a $10 billion deficit later this week, a congressman said Tuesday.
www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/01/13/rtr1208789.html

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Tempers flare over US spy-ship inquiry :

Survivors of one of the most hotly disputed incidents in American military history – the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty spy-ship in 1967 – on Monday accused the US authorities, past and present, of a cover-up in backing Israeli claims that it was a tragic mistake.
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/Full
Story&c=StoryFT&cid=1073280974558&p=1012571727162

tinyurl.com/24yna

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Israel blamed for USS Liberty attack:

“The conclusion we reached is that the attack constituted a flagrant act of gross negligence, for which the Israeli government should be solely responsible,” the official told reporters at the State Department.
washingtontimes.com/world/20040112-093728-6027r.htm

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Video: BBC Four Investigative Report: :

Dead in the Water: During the Six-Day War,

Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5073.htm

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Israel: PM lied to comptroller, was involved in illegal funding:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was directly and personally involved in illegal foreign contributions to his campaign to head the Likud in 1999, according to a tape recording of Sharon revealed last night on Channel 2 by private investigator David Spector, who served on the Sharon campaign as a “strategic consultant.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/382303.html

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When implanting democracy consult Socrates and Survivor:

WITH the governments of both the US and its feisty satellite state, Australia, going to the polls this year, the time has come to ask a few tough questions about democracy.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,8383070%255E12274,00.html

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Top US Official Blasted for Anti-Saudi Remarks :

Saudi Arabia yesterday reacted angrily to a tendentious campaign led by US hawks after Richard Perle, an adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, lumped the Kingdom in the “axis of evil‰.
www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=37957&d=13&m=1&y=2004

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France foils planned attack by Al-Qaeda :

Interior Ministry official says arrest of eight suspects reveals that botulism and ricin toxins were being developed
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,229845,00.html

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Bush Iraq war advisors launch tirade against France:

French opposition to the Iraq war has prompted two of President George W. Bush’s Iraq war advisors to recommend limiting US military ties to France and seeking to isolate it in Europe.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2
0040112/ts_alt_afp/us_eu_france_iraq_040112171301

tinyurl.com/22lkr

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Savage: Impeach Bush Over Immigration Plan:

In the latest indication President Bush is having problems with his conservative core political constituency, Michael Savage, one of talk radio’s biggest stars, tonight called for the impeachment of President Bush over his plans to legalize millions of illegal aliens.
www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=36567

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U.S. Tests Old Iraq Shells for Chemical :

An American-led group began testing 36 mortar shells unearthed last week in southern Iraq that may be filled with a liquid blister agent, Danish officials said Tuesday. The U.S. military suspects the shells were left over from the eight-year war between Iraq and Iran, which ended in 1988.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3619842,00.html

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Court Approves Police Use of Random Roadblocks:

The Supreme Court, in a case watched anxiously by law enforcement agencies across America, held Tuesday that police may set up roadblocks to collect tips about unsolved crimes.
www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Scotus-Roadblocks.html?hp

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China confirms offering economic aid to North Korea :

China on Tuesday confirmed offering an unspecified sum in aid to North Korea but did not say whether it was linked to Pyongyang’s participation in future six-party nuclear talks for which Beijing is making fresh diplomatic efforts.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_531413,00050004.htm

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Haiti’s despot Aristide stirs up people’s revolution:

The political and constitutional turmoil in Haiti deepened yesterday as the country’s parliament ceased to function and President Jean-Bertrand Aristide began in effect to rule by decree while mass protests against him continued.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=480704

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U.S. Keeps Military Program in Uzbekistan :

Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s government failed last year to meet rights criteria of the Nunn-Lugar disarmament program. To receive money under the law, U.S. partners in the program must satisfy human rights requirements unless the president says the national interest takes precedence.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=518&ncid=
732&e=4&u=/ap/20040111/ap_on_re_eu/us_uzbekistan

tinyurl.com/3b4nv

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Bush seeking ideas for regime change in Cuba:

Secretary of State Colin Powell and Housing Secretary Mel Martinez will chair a panel that will “plan for the happy day when Castro’s regime is no more and democracy comes to the island,” Bush said during a Rose Garden ceremony.
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-10-10-us-cuba_x.htm

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Ten soldiers killed in Taliban attack:

Taliban guerillas firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 10 soldiers, according to a spokesman for the group.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F1AA34B0-1DAA-4A97-BE65-BD54EB
703B65.htm?GUID={7E36FFDE-A42A-48C4-A83E-EAB3FF81D399}

tinyurl.com/29ga3

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Treasury Seeks Probe Into Papers Taken by O’Neill :

The U.S. Treasury requested a probe on Monday of how a possibly secret document appeared in a televised interview of Paul O’Neill, as a book criticizing the Bush administration that uses material supplied by the ex-Treasury secretary hits the stores.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=4113892

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War on terrorism doomed, US warned:

The report, by Professor Jeffrey Record, of the war college at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, warns that as a result of those mistakes, the US Army is “near breaking point”.
smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/12/1073877765351.html

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Clinton Urges Muslims Not to Judge US on Mideast Peace Process :

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States and while the Muslim faith should be better understood by the US, the Arab world should not judge America through the state of the Middle East peace process, former US President Bill Clinton said here yesterday
www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=37950&d=
13&m=1&y=2004&pix=world.jpg&category=World

tinyurl.com/39azx

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US can keep 9/11 arrests secret:

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Bush administration can keep secret the names of hundreds of people questioned, detained or arrested since September 11.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2E3632A3-FF89-4813-A2C6-9A66C1ED2243.htm

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Security ranking for all US travellers:

All travellers boarding at United States airports will be given a score and a colour that ranks their perceived threat to the aircraft under a vast security system to be introduced this year. The US Government will push ahead with the system to investigate the backgrounds of all passengers despite resistance from airlines and privacy advocates.
smh.com.au/articles/2004/01/12/1073877763863.html

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Baghdad Street Sweepers; Collective Punishment and Kabobs in Falluja:

As we enter the bustling streets of Falluja we pass a wall with graffiti on it that says, “Stealing from the American’s is accepted, and killing them is even better!”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5514.htm

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US troops wound six Iraqis in shooting:

US soldiers have shot and wounded six Iraqi civilians in response to an attack on their convoy in the tense town of Ramadi, residents said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8EA4F2D1-9A04-4354-A433-A67D92DEB910.htm

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Neocons: Don’t stop now:

New book urges Bush to push regime change, keep an eye on US Muslims, and not to create Palestinian state.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0112/dailyUpdate.html?s=mets

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In case you missed it:

Most Favored Democracy:

In early 2001, a tightly knit group of billionaire philanthropists conceived of a plan to win American sympathy for Israel‚s response to the Palestinian intifada.
www.amconmag.com/11_17_03/article1.html

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Kach activist forms new party with goal of transferring out all Arabs:

Former Kach leader Baruch Marzel today established a new political party whose goals are to prevent the removal of Jewish settlements and to transfer 2 million Arabs “over the Jordan River.”
web.israelinsider.com/bin/en.jsp?enPage=ArticlePage&enDisplay=view&enDisp
What=object&enDispWho=Article%5El3180&enZone=Politics&enVersion=0&

tinyurl.com/3y8az

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U.S. Firm to Run Iraqi TV :

The Pentagon has awarded a $96 million contract to a U.S. communications equipment maker to run Saddam Hussein’s old television and radio network, now called al-Iraqiya, for the next 12 months, the chairman of the company said last week.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8313-2004Jan11.html

Date: 12 Jan 2004

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US troops kill nine Iraqis as Bremer calls to continue with transitional government plans:

US occupation forces shot dead seven Iraqis who “were trying to steal oil from a pipeline” in central Iraq last night. Elsewhere, a roadside bomb on Monday went off near a US military convoy in Ramadi but occupation forces said no U.S. casualties were reported. Local residents said two Iraqis were killed when the Americans opened fire after the attack, The AP reported.
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=267811&lang=e&dir=news

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Bomb Kills One U.S. Soldier, Wounds Two in Iraq :

A bomb exploded beside a U.S. convoy in central Baghdad Monday, killing one soldier and wounding two others, the U.S. Army said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=1N2B5TCY
IEEOKCRBAELCFFA?type=topNews&storyID=4110999

tinyurl.com/yr92y

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Iraq cleric warns of more violence if poll not held :

Iraq’s most senior Shi’ite Muslim cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, warned on Sunday of increased political tensions and violence if elections are not held within months.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4001f015:53f0a8f27aeeaa75?type=
worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4106678

tinyurl.com/2r39v

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Army War College report blasts war on terrorism:

A scathing new report published by the Army War College broadly criticizes the Bush administration’s handling of the war on terrorism, accusing it of taking a detour into an “unnecessary” war in Iraq and pursuing an “unrealistic” quest against terrorism that may lead to U.S. wars with states that pose no serious threat.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5509.htm

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Video:

CBS 60 Minutes: Interviews former treasury secretary Paul O’Neill:

Watch it online
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5510.htm

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Bush was demanding excuse to invade Iraq in January 2001, says ex-treasury secretary:

Invading Iraq was “topic A” at the very first meeting of President George Bush’s National Security Council, 10 days after his inauguration on 20 January 2001, and continued to be an abiding theme in follow-up meetings.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=480363

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Confessions of a White House Insider:

A White House that seems to pick an outcome it wants and then marshal the facts to meet it seems very much like one that might decide to remove Saddam Hussein and then tickle the facts to meet its objective. That’s the inescapable conclusion one draws from O’Neill’s description of how Saddam was viewed from Day One
www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040119-574809,00.html

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The S factor explains Bush’s popularity:

It’s the factor that no one talks about. The pollsters don’t ask it, the media don’t report it, the voters don’t discuss it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5507.htm

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Same war, new excuse :

The logic behind supporting the war has flip-flopped. I find that those who support the war do so now for very different reasons than they did before the war started. If we are there to liberate Iraqi citizens, then why aren‚t we “liberating‰ the oppressed people of the Congo and where were we during the Rwandan genocide?
www.vailtrail.com/newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=1726

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Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic:

Chalmers Johnson thoroughly explores the new militarism that is transforming America and compelling its people to pick up the burden of empire.
antiwar.com/article.php?articleid=1565

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Nine Hundred and Eleven Missing Pieces :

What don‚t we know, and why don‚t we know it? Of an official death toll of 2976, claims have been filed by for 2,851. The claim involves signing off on any future litigation against the government, the airlines, the airports or any security firms.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5508.htm

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In case you missed it:

The “ Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise” took place on Oct. 24,2000, some 10 months prior to the attack on the Pentagon of 9/11/01.

Advisor Condoleezza Rice stated that she didn‚t “think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center∑ That they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3533.htm

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U.S. ammunition plant reaching its limit :

The U.S. military’s only plant making small-arms ammunition is running at near capacity, 4 million rounds a day, and the United States still is forced to look overseas and to the recreational industry for ammunition for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and those training to deploy there soon.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001834393_ammo11.html

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Bush-Cheney Energy Strategy: Procuring the Rest of the World‚s Oil:

Bush made a clear decision regarding future U.S. energy behavior. Knowing that nothing can reverse the long-term decline in domestic oil production, and unwilling to curb the country‚s ever-growing thirst for petroleum products, he elected to continue down the existing path of ever-increasing dependence on foreign oil.

www.fpif.org/papers/03petropol/politics.html

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Perle’s pulp fiction:

Was Richard Perle’s self-regarding 1992 thriller just a prequel to the Iraq war?
www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/01/11/perles_pulp_fiction/

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U.S. Sends Anti-Terror Team to W. Africa:

The United States is expanding anti-terror efforts to the remote reaches of West Africa’s Sahara borders, dispatching U.S. troops and contractors to help seal the predominantly Islamic region to al-Qaida and its allies.

customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WEST_AFRICA_
US_TERROR?SITE=DCTMS&SECTION=HOME

tinyurl.com/2647l

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Critics say ruling threatens free speech:

Police instructed Bursey and other protesters to go to a demonstration zone about a half-mile from where Bush addressed supporters in Doolittle hangar.
www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7682957.htm

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Scared new world:

The security forces are being given dramatic new powers to fight terrorism’. The Government is testing biometric ID cards and building a huge database that will reveal our lives at the touch of a button.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=480010

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Big Brother Britain, 2004:

Four million CCTV cameras watch public: The use of cameras to film people in the street is banned in Germany, Canada and several other countries. But it is accepted practice in Britain, which is alone in not having a privacy law that protects people against constant surveillance.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=480364

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In-class camera plan billed as teacher aid raises privacy fears:

Cameras have become a staple in common areas of many Palm Beach County schools, including entranceways, hallways and school buses.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pcameras10jan10,0,287792.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

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Policy of fingerprinting U.S. travelers to get boost:

The Brazilian measures have delayed U.S. travelers in airports for up to nine hours since Jan. 1. A judge ordered them after the U.S. said it would begin fingerprinting travelers arriving from other countries.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0401
110196jan11,1,6382221.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

tinyurl.com/2x6lb

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The Unlocked Box:

How Bush is plundering Social Security to close the deficit
slate.msn.com/id/2093707/

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U.S. Consumer Debt Grows at Alarming Rate :

According to the latest figures from the Federal Reserve, America’s consumer debt has topped $2 trillion for the first time, continuing what debt experts view as an alarming surge in recent years.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10011-2004Jan12.html

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Pakistani nukes: Put humiliation on fast forward:

After two years of unmatched lies, deception and barbarism, the stage is now set to deal with Pakistan, Iran and later, China.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5513.htm

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Israeli president offers Syria peace talks:

Assad has said he is ready to resume negotiations with Israel. Israeli President Moshe Katsav has invited his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, to visit Jerusalem for talks on a peace accord for the Middle East.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3388205.stm

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Syrian official dismisses Israeli talks offer:

Still technically at war with Israel, Syria demands all of the Golan be returned as part of any deal. Israel annexed the 1,600-square-kilometre plateau in 1981, though its sovereignty is not internationally recognized. Israel long has said it welcomes talks but only without any preconditions.
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1073908423070&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968705899037

tinyurl.com/23sx7

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Sharon Expected To Be Forced Out Within Months:

The ruling Likud Party has been involved in a power struggle for succession. So far, former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, currently the finance minister, is the favorite
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5511.htm

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Antiwar Group Exposes Undercover Activist:

An outspoken member of Harvard Students for Israel went undercover in what he says was a quest to gauge anti-Semitism in a campus anti-war group.
www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=357014

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Germany regrets Namibia ‘genocide’:

Between 35,000 and 105,000 people were killed after the Hereros rebelled against German rule in 1904.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3388901.stm

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Jailing The Innocent:

Three Americans have had their lives ruined by federal prosecutors and judges for violating a Honduran law that the Honduran president, attorney general and embassy say is not on their country’s statute books.
www.creators.com/opinion_show.cfm?columnsName=pcr

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White House seeks control on health, safety:

Under a new proposal, the White House would decide what and when the public would be told about an outbreak of mad cow disease, an anthrax release, a nuclear plant accident or any other crisis.
www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/News/Nation/189564E117AF58
5586256E17007E600A?OpenDocument&Headline=White+House+seeks+control+o

tinyurl.com/394pv

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Tape Shows General Clark Linking Iraq and Al Qaeda:

Less than a year before he entered the race for the Democratic nomination for president, Gen. Wesley K. Clark said that he believed there was a connection between the Iraqi government and Al Qaeda.
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/12/politics/campaigns/12
CLAR.html?ex=1074920747&ei=1&en=a4f0d57ea2918b21

tinyurl.com/3ys26

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“The Buying of the President 2004"

Includes the most comprehensive look ever at Bush’s fundraising machine, his top career patrons, and his most egregious pandering to special interests.
www.publicintegrity.org/webcast

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Desertion blow to Afghan military :

Thousands of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have deserted the fledgling service after completing training given by instructors from the United States, France and Britain, defence ministry officials said yesterday
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5512.htm

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Survey in South Iraq: Japanese welcome ˆ but not as occupiers:

Inhabitants of the town of As Samawah in Southern Iraq welcome the deployment of Japanese troops there, on the condition that these refrain from active support of the US-led occupation.
www.risq.org/article245.html

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U.S. mortuary sees no let-up from Iraq war dead :

“That will put us over 500 for Iraq,” said Karen Giles, an Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel who heads a permanent eight-member staff supplemented by FBI fingerprint experts, pathologists and other specialists. “We’ll probably have 50 or 60 people working here over the weekend,” Giles said.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4106881

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Danes show suspect Iraqi shells:

The Danish army has released pictures of three dozen mortar shells which have provided the only post-war proof that Iraq possessed banned weapons.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3387607.stm

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G.W. Bush: International Racketeer:

Can there be any doubt that as more and more Bush lies surface, as more and more reports and their confirmation unfold, that the Bush administration is beginning to resemble the demeanor of an organized criminal element? Where is the outrage? Where’s the media?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5506.htm

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In case you missed it:

Bush speaks at his own Nuremurg Rally:

“In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world — and we will not allow it. (Applause.) This same tyrant has close ties to terrorist organizations, and could supply them with the terrible means to strike this country — and America will not permit it.”
www.iraqwatch.org/government/US/WH/wh-bush-022603.htm

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I don’t know about WMD, admits Blair:

Tony Blair today admitted he did not know whether any Iraqi weapons of mass destruction would ever be found. But the weapons had not been at sites where military chiefs expected to find them and they might never be found, Mr Blair said.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=74839140&p=748397zx

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Ex-aide: Blair lied :

He says Blair also made it clear to him in a conversation two weeks before combat began that he did not believe Saddam Hussein’s weapons posed a “real and present danger” to Britain.
www.ajc.com/news/content/news/1003/06blair.html

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Labour Rebellion Has Blair In Sight:

Will Tony Blair still be Prime Minister by the end of the month? It seems extraordinary that this question is being asked at all. But the long-awaited showdown over the soul of the Labour Party has been scheduled for January 27, when up to 100 Labour MPs are likely to defy Tony Blair
www.sundayherald.com/39136

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U.S. Gives Uzbekistan Failing Grade on Rights :

The Bush administration signaled its frustration with Uzbekistan’s human rights record by declaring that the authoritarian government of President Islam Karimov has failed to make progress toward international standards, State Department officials said Friday.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6617-2004Jan10.html

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In case you missed it:

Our Presidents New Best Friend Boils People Alive:

Let me introduce you to our presidents new best friend, President Karimov of Uzbekistan. President Karimov government was awarded $500m in aid from the Bush administration in 2002.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3943.htm

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Baker Backed Loans That Added to Iraq Debt :

Now assigned the task of reducing Iraq’s debt, presidential envoy James A. Baker III once gave crucial support for continuing a billion-dollar loan program to Saddam Hussein’s government that accounts for most of the money Iraq still owes the United States.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&e=3&u=/ap/20040111/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_baker

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Russia upstages U.S. in Caspian oil game :

Russia has stolen a march on the United States in the race for control of Caspian oil, winning long-term commitment from Kazakhstan to use Russian pipelines for exporting its hydrocarbons to Europe.
www.hindu.com/2004/01/11/stories/2004011102031200.htm

Date: 11 Jan 2004

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Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, Bush Planned Invasion Within Days Of Inauguration:

The Bush Administration began making plans for an invasion of Iraq, including the use of American troops, within days of President Bush’s inauguration in January of 2001 — not eight months later after the 9/11 attacks, as has been previously reported.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5499.htm

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Former Bush aide: US plotted Iraq invasion long before 9/11:

GEORGE Bush‚s former treasury secretary Paul O‚Neill has revealed that the President took office in January 2001 fully intending to invade Iraq and desperate to find an excuse for pre-emptive war against Saddam Hussein.
www.sundayherald.com/39221

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Powell withdraws al-Qa’ida claim as hunt for Saddam’s WMD flags:

The faltering American and British case for war in Iraq has suffered another blow with an admission by the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, that there was no hard proof of links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qa’ida, contrary to his claims before the invasion.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=480031

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30 Second Video:

February 24th, 2001: Powell Admits Saddam, “has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5502.htm

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Bush’s deception on Iraq:

The Iraq Survey Group, whose job is to dispose of biological and chemical weapons, has spent hundreds of millions of dollars and has not found a single WMD to destroy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5505.htm

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Bush advisers debating what to do about Syria:

Civilians in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s office are pushing for military action against Syria short of an invasion and have drawn up plans for punitive airstrikes and cross-border incursions by U.S. forces, according to three officials.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/7675067.htm

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Neo-Cons and the greatest con of all:

These latest security measures have merely confirmed the suspicion of the US‚ detractors that the country is making a slide towards authoritarianism, with its government showing decidedly fascistic proclivities
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_11-1-2004_pg3_4

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The Barreling Bushes:

It’s crucial that Americans come to understand how four generations of the current president’s family have embroiled the United States in the Middle East through CIA connections, arms shipments, rogue banks, inherited war policies and personal financial links.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5503.htm

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UK: Blunkett plans jail without trial :

SWEEPING new powers to tackle the threat from international terrorism – which could go as far as extending internment without trial to UK citizens – will be demanded by Home Secretary David Blunkett this week.
www.news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=34572004

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Iraqi WMD: Myths and … more myths:

The administration of United States President George W Bush “systematically misrepresented” the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD), three non-proliferation experts from a prominent think tank charged on Thursday.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FA10Ak01.html

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US troops on the march – out the army :

It is becoming harder for the Pentagon to rely on an all-volunteer military force to handle the White House’s foreign policy initiatives. The idea of an all-volunteer military is now being tested in a manner not experienced before.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FA10Ak02.html

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Iraqi Kurds scorn US autonomy offer:

The Kurds want their autonomy to be enshrined in Iraqi law as swiftly as possible, rather than being dependent on the outcome of future Iraqi elections.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=480030

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Lack of Compensation:

The U.S. military has paid out nearly $2 million to Iraqi civilians who have complained to Coalition authorities that their family members were wrongfully killed. But because U.S. forces are immune from prosecution in Iraq courts, “commanders make payments from their discretionary funds, rarely even admitting liability”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5504.htm

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Iraqis Demanding Jobs Resume Protests :

Hundreds of Iraqis demanding jobs resumed protests in the southeastern town of Amarah on Sunday, a day after a clash with British soldiers and Iraqi police in which six demonstrators were killed and at least 11 wounded.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3611552,00.html

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Bush and Blair behind Khadaffy’s WMD sham :

Khadaffy, in fact, had no viable WMD, contrary to fevered claims by neo-con propagandists. According to UN inspectors and European intelligence sources, Libya had only small amounts of World War I technology mustard gas, a primitive battlefield weapon.
www.canoe.ca/Columnists/margolis_jan11.html

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Nine killed in Afghan clashes:

At least nine people have been killed and three wounded in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1023687.htm

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Breaking The Silence:

A hard hitting special report into the “war on terror” Award winning journalist John Pilger.

A Must Watch Documentary
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MoD investigates nine more deaths of Iraqi civilians:

The Ministry of Defence is investigating nine further deaths of Iraqi civilians caused by British soldiers since the end of “major operations” in May – at least four of which occurred in custody
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=480080

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Lethal hatreds spread in Iraq’s cockpit of violence :

The violence in Falluja – the city which gave birth to Iraq’s resistance – exploded against the background of a series of disastrous shootings of civilians by soldiers from 82nd Airborne inside the city.
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1120518,00.html

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US father in ‘Private Ryan’ plea as son is killed in Iraq :

As the steady trickle of body bags returning from Afghanistan and Iraq increasingly unsettles military families across the US, Weaver’s family have taken up the mantle of Private Jessica Lynch in becoming the latest ordinary Americans to attract national media attention that has made them figureheads for the conflict in Iraq.
observer.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12239,1120542,00.html

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Danish troops in Iraq find shells from Iran-Iraq war:

“We’re doing some preliminary tests to ensure that if they do contain any kind of blister agent that we can dispose of them properly,” Kimmitt said. But he added that they were thought to be leftovers from the eight-year war between Iraq and neighboring Iran, which ended in 1988.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/11/1073769443061.html

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N Korea shows off its ‘nuclear deterrent’:

An unofficial American delegation was on its way home last night after a visit to North Korea during which, the Pyongyang regime said yesterday, it was shown the country’s “nuclear deterrent”.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=480033

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Amman: Fence increases risk Palestinians will spill into Jordan :

The West Bank separation fence threatens Jordan because by diminishing the prospects for creating a Palestinian state it creates the possibility that Palestinians will be forced into Jordan, Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said Saturday.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/381497.html

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Guantanamo Bay: A global experiment in inhumanity :

The US example now legitimises oppression across the world. Worldwide, the experiment is becoming the norm. It has been estimated that at least 15,000 people are being held without trial under the justification of the “war on terrorism”. They include more than 3,000 detained in Iraq after the war, of whom at least 1,000 are still in detention; an estimated further 1,000 to 3,000 detained at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan; and an unknown number being held on the British territory of Diego Garcia.
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1120127,00.html

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Free-Market Iraq? Not So Fast:

The conflict centers on Article 43 of the Hague Regulations, which says an occupying power must “re-establish and insure, as far as possible, public order and safety, while respecting, unless absolutely prevented, the laws in force in the country.”
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/10/arts/10OCCU.html?8hpib=&pagewanted=print&position=

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Kurds’ wariness frustrates US efforts:

The United States faces the prospect of two governments inside Iraq – one for Kurds and one for Arabs – after so far failing to win a compromise from the Kurds on a formula to distribute political power when the US occupation ends, according to US and Iraqi officials.
www.gulfnews.com/Articles/News.asp?ArticleID=107600

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Unsanitary Acts: Unsafe food practices on U.S. military bases in Iraq:

The labor system that feeds and supports U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait. It’s a system in which highly paid Americans oversee a huge corps of Indians, Pakistanis and other so-called “third-country nationals” working in sweatshop conditions for as little as $3 a day.
www.northcoastjournal.com/010804/cover0108.html

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Palestinians Want Independent State Right :

Palestinian leaders on Saturday reasserted the right to unilaterally declare an independent state in the absence of a peace deal with Israel, responding to Israel’s own threats of one-sided action.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3609866,00.html

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Blair ‘snubs’ Dalai Lama :

Tony Blair was today accused of snubbing one of the world’s great spiritual leaders, after refusing a meeting with the Dalai Lama.
politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,,1119560,00.html

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Hugo Chavez Tells U.S. Not to Medddle :

Following a week of tense exchanges with Washington, President Hugo Chavez on Saturday said American officials should not ``stick their noses’’ in Venezuela’s affairs.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3610628,00.html

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Iraqi protesters shot dead in Amara :

A confrontation between police and demonstrators in the south eastern Iraqi city of Amara has left at least seven people dead. Hospital and police sources said six people were killed on Saturday after Iraqi policemen opened fire on a group of stone-throwing protesters. Another Iraqi was shot dead by a British soldier.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3DB4DABF-E0C8-4123-8DE2-FD4FF9116B9E.htm

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Exposed: The Carlyle Group

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy.

A Must Watch Documentary
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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I SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE AN ALIEN CREATURE:

Flash Presentation
www.voiceyourself.com/03_thoughtsfromwithin/VoiceYourselfPoem.swf

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01/10/04:

Rebels Hit Philippine Power Plant; 7 Die : The attack came days after a rebel official warned of increased attacks to punish the government of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for its close ties to the United States.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040110/ap_on_re_as/philippines_rebel_attack

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U.S. soldiers kill two Iraqi police in Tikrit :

It is not the first time U.S. forces have mistakenly killed members of the Iraqi police or other local security forces.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4104766

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US soldier ‘killed taxi occupants for passing convoy’:

In the back seat he found the other passengers, including a mother and her six-year-old son, had also been shot dead. “The soldier just kept firing for five to six seconds, but the convoy didn’t stop for us,”
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;$sessionid$KGZINBASKT3AXQFIQMGCFF
OAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2004/01/10/wirq10.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/01/10/ixnewstop.html

tinyurl.com/2pnly

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U.S. callous in hearing Iraqi claims – rights group :

The U.S. military is negligent and callous in dealing with Iraqis seeking compensation for relatives accidentally killed or maimed by U.S. troops, a human rights group said on Saturday.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;jsessionid=c0e:40001a0e:88dcea48daeaada7?
type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4105142

tinyurl.com/2ds3q

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Leave Iraq? Hell No, We Won’t Go!:

Those guiding Bush/neo-conservative foreign policy intend to establish a long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq. This little-noted aim, not “oil,” is the real “elephant” in the American voter’s living room.
www.counterpunch.org/giebel01062004.html

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MPs and peers in Camp Delta plea :

More than 50 peers, including four retired law lords, and 85 MPs including the former foreign secretary Robin Cook, will file an unprecedented brief with the US supreme court on Wednesday in support of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,3605,1120146,00.html

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Guantanamo families accuse Blair of blocking release:

The claim was made after a senior American official told reporters that his government had dropped its demand that all nine Britons should stand trial if they were repatriated.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=479785

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Dishonest replies to any criticism of the ‘neocons’:

A case in point is the increasingly brazen tendency for conservative columnists to label any critical discussion of neoconservatism as a form of anti-Semitic diatribe.
www.startribune.com/stories/1519/4308758.html

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How to Lose Your Job in Talk Radio: Clear Channel gags an antiwar conservative:

It seems to me that when there is reason to go to war, it should be self-evident. The Secretary of State should not need to convince a skeptical world with satellite photos of a couple of Toyota pickups and a dumpster.
www.amconmag.com/1_19_04/article3.html

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When Saddam saw it was Lynch, he gave up:

Lynch is also credited with persuading the former dictator to star in an armed forces health video that was being shot that day, about the importance of submitting to regular checks for head lice.
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1071443408363&call_pageid=970599109774&col=Columnist969907619599

tinyurl.com/2u72v

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Of Gringos and Old Grudges:

This Land Is Their Land: In the United States, almost no one remembers the war that Americans fought against Mexico more than 150 years ago. In Mexico, almost no one has forgotten. forgotten. To realize that the border was fixed by war and controlled by the victors is to understand why some Mexicans may not love the 21st-century American colossus.
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/09/international/americas/09MEXI.html

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John Pilger: What They Don’t Want You To Know:

What the normalisers don’t want you to know is the nature and scale of the “coalition” crime in Iraq. Outside the work of a few outstanding journalists prepared to go beyond the official compounds in Iraq, the extent of the human carnage and material devastation is barely acknowledged
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5498.htm

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Bush war advisors: unfound Iraqi weapons matter little:

Perle said, “If others are going to take the view that, because these weapons weren’t found, nothing that the United States says can be trusted — there’s not much we can do about that,” he said.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/200
40109/pl_afp/us_iraq_weapons_defense_040109212053

tinyurl.com/2tomr

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A strange thing happened on the way to the war:

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, a former Pentagon insider, gives her observations on the run-up to the Iraq war
www.amconmag.com/1_19_04/article1.html

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Draft Creep: Draft creep is a sneaky draft.

There is no congressional debate, and no new law is passed for the President to sign. Nonetheless, people are being forced into military service against their will. In other words, they are being drafted, conscripted, or whatever you care to call it.
www.duckdaotsu.org/draftcreep.html

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Health Spending Rises to Record 15% of Economy:

Even though more than 43 million Americans are uninsured, the United States devotes more of its economy to health care than other industrial countries. In 2001 ˜ the last year for which comparative figures are available ˜ health accounted for 10.9 percent of the gross domestic product in Switzerland, 10.7 percent in Germany, 9.7 percent in Canada and 9.5 percent in France.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5497.htm

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Saddam declared POW:

Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has formally been declared an “enemy prisoner of war” by the United States.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/ACBBE996-6558-45FE-A993-1B661A22C0B2.htm

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Iraqi council agrees Kurdish self-rule:

Iraq’s interim Governing Council has agreed to a federal structure for the country and to enshrine Kurdish self-rule in three northern provinces.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/73CB1A3B-21B4-4DD8-AE0B-B914D117552D.htm

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U.S. in Huge Troop Movement With New Unit to Find Bombs:

The American military on Thursday announced the start of its largest troop movement in decades, and a senior Army officer said the forces flowing to Iraq would be more mobile and aided by the first unit to be assigned to detect homemade bombs
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/09/politics/09MILI.html?ex=1074679443&ei=1&en=57b48ab4a2dbf0d1

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Powell defends Sharon’s barrier:

The Bush administration yesterday dismissed a Palestinian threat to pursue a shared state with Israel if Prime Minister Ariel Sharon goes ahead with a security barrier that would cut off parts of the West Bank.
www.washtimes.com/world/20040108-084243-7628r.htm

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Revisiting Some Of Powell’s lies: Colin L. Powell, Remarks to the United Nations Security Council:

My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we are giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence. I will cite some examples, and these are from human sources.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3710.htm

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President Bush, like a “blind man in a roomful of deaf people.”

Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill: “Ideally, this book will cause people to stop and think about the current state of our political process and raise our expectations for what is possible.”
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040109/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/bush_o_neill_1

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The Buying of the President 2004: Who’s Really Bankrolling Bush & His Democratic Challengers ˆ And What They Expect In Return.

Today we’re going to look at questions like which candidate was paid by a pharmaceutical firm to give speeches while running for the senate. Who turned the homeland security act into a bonanza for the biotech industry. Who is the go-to guy for the insurance industry.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5496.htm

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Syria to Return $200 Million to Iraqis:

The interim Iraqi government and the American-led occupation authorities are trying to find money to make up for a shortfall in oil revenues
www.nytimes.com/2004/01/09/international/middleeast/09
SYRI.html?ex=1074679429&ei=1&en=c5664d1dd0247292

tinyurl.com/3chog

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Brazilians grin as Americans get fingerprinted:

After enduring cumbersome security checks and screening at the hands of U.S. immigration officials, many Brazilians can’t help but grin now that U.S. travellers are bearing the same fate.
uk.news.yahoo.com/040109/325/eiswj.html

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Date: 9 Jan 2004

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Iraq Mosque Blast Leaves 5 Dead, 37 Hurt:

A car rigged with explosives exploded outside a Shiite Muslim mosque as worshippers streamed out of Friday prayers, killing five people and wounding 37
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-iraq-bomb,0,4168298.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

tinyurl.com/26cso

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Deadly raid on Pakistan army camp:

Four soldiers have been killed and three others injured in an attack on a Pakistan army camp in the remote tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2E77B8B5-7557-4F82-901E-C5AD4DCA549F.htm

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U.S. lowers terror alert level:

The U.S. administration lowered the national terror alert level Friday as Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said that an urgent threat had passed.
www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040109.walert0109/BNStory/International/

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It’s time to stop crying wolf :

A door-to-door salesman comes to your house selling elephant inhibitors guaranteed to keep you safe from elephants. You ask, “How do I know it works?” He responds, “You don’t see any elephants, do you?”
www.lowcountrynow.com/stories/010904/LOCrose.shtml

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By Making a Meal of Domestic Protection, Bush and Blair May Play Into the Hands of Terrorists

Few are harsh enough to say so, but it is probably the truth. The growing sense of drama and emergency surrounding the terrorist scares at the moment suits the political leaders such as British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President Bush.
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=37749&d=9&m=1&y=2004

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The World’s True Rogue States:

While Washington lists some countries as “rogue states” in accordance with its own national interests, in the court of world public opinion things do not look quite the same. Recent surveys in many parts of the world have shown increasing unease with the US and its policies.
www.gulfnews.com/Articles/opinion.asp?ArticleID=107536

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Syria, Iran and Turkey defy the United States :

The three countries are intent on sending a firm message to the US about its policy in Iraq. They are telling Washington that Iraq must remain a unitary state and that they will strongly oppose any attempt to break it up into three mini-states – Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite
www.gulfnews.com/Articles/opinion.asp?ArticleID=107533

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U.S. unemployment rate falls to 5.7%, but only 1,000 new jobs added :

Analysts were surprised by the anemic job growth because they were expecting companies to add 100,000 to 150,000 jobs to their payrolls last month.
www.cbc.ca/cp/business/040109/b010954.html

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Debate Missile Shield:

U.S. President George Bush is rushing to install 10 wobbly interceptor rockets in California and Alaska this year, to “shoot down” any missiles North Korea might be crazy enough to launch. But this “Star Wars lite” scheme is more fantasy than fact, as eminent Canadians like Nobel laureate John Polanyi have pointed out.
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1073603408187&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

tinyurl.com/2pwqj

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Israel to Request Billions from the U.S. to Actualize Unilateral Separation Plan :

A “senior Jerusalem source‰ quoted by Israel Radio this morning stated Israel will be seeking billions of dollars in U.S. assistance to actualize Prime Minister Ariel Sharon‚s unilateral separation plan to cut ties with the PA.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=55860

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Iraq war a big mistake, says report:

US Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday there was never any concrete evidence Saddam Hussein had ties to al-Qaida. The admission followed a damning new report that found Iraq had ended its weapons of weapons of mass destruction program years ago and posed no imminent threat.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8358764%255E663,00.html

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Mounting evidence shows Iraq didn’t have WMDs:

THIS WAS an important week to remember that Vice President Dick Cheney once said, “There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.” And that President Bush once said there is “no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.” And especially that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once said, “We know where they are.”
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/01/09/mounting_
evidence_shows_iraq_didnt_have_wmds/

tinyurl.com/2rqwh

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Australia: Iraq WMD find unlikely: Hill:

A discovery of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq appeared less likely, Defence Minister Robert Hill conceded.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/09/1073437471641.html

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In case you missed it:

Dick Cheney‚s Song of America

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1544.htm

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Iraq’s Smoking Gun Discovered – In White House Holster:

Only a day after the administration ‘quietly’ withdrew a 400 person team that was responsible for scouring Iraq for WMD’s, it is apparent that someone has struck pay dirt in the hunt for those sinister weapons of mass destruction. As always, they turned up in the last place that you thought of looking for them in, the White House.
www.foreignaidwatch.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=572&newlang=eng

tinyurl.com/3fqyr

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‘’Current U.S. Troop Levels in Iraq Are Unsustainable’’:

Dispelling any notion that U.S. troops were planning on leaving Iraq quickly, various Bush administration and Pentagon spokespeople stated early on that U.S. troops would remain in Iraq for an indefinite period of time.
www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=130&language_id=1

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Senators question purchase of more AK-47 assault rifles:

Two Democratic senators asked the US occupation authority in Iraq yesterday to explain its intended purchase of up to 50,000 AK-47 assault rifles for Iraq security forces, contending the country is already filled with such weapons.
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/01/08/senators_
question_purchase_of_more_ak_47_assault_rifles/

tinyurl.com/2wcec

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Childhood’s Voice: Helping Iraqis To Take Care Of Their Own:

Ghazwan, a skinny 15 year old boy stands on the stage enacting a scene teaching about respecting people in his community. I am told he had been brought to the school after being kidnapped. He was found naked in a water tank with cigarette burns all over his body.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5495.htm

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Muddying the world’s conscience

The ‘war on terror’ is being used as cover for a sustained assault on the independence and progressive agenda of NGOs
www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/comment/story/0,11447,1119541,00.html

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Feds Seek Wiretap Access Via VoIP

The FBI and the Justice Department have renewed their efforts to wiretap voice conversations carried across the Internet.
news.com.com/2100-7352_3-5137344.html?tag=nefd_top

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Suspect held in LA bomb plan:

A former Quebec resident suspected of conspiring in the failed 2000 “millennium” bomb plot against Los Angeles International Airport has been held in secret for two years at the US military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to his Canadian wife and officials in Canada.
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/01/09/suspect_held_in_la_bomb_plan/

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Deal for Camp Delta Britons :

Some of the British detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba could be sent back to Britain without a guarantee they will face trial, it emerged yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1119346,00.html

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Welcome to America.

Scenes From A Sad Airport : Please give us the finger. Smile for the camera. Now get the hell out
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2004/01/09/notes010904.DTL&nl=fix

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UK pleads for easing of $100 visa ruling :

British diplomats are urging Washington to relax security regulations which may force UK travellers from late October to buy a $100 (£54.58) visa.
travel.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,7445,1119308,00.html

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Why the US can afford to inconvenience its friends: :

Compelling everyone to carry identity documents may well increase security a bit. Why else would occupying armies be so keen on it? But I can’t help worrying that it won’t help much, and will have large, bad and unintended consequences.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5493.htm

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Southern Thailand under martial law :

Yala and two neighboring provinces are under martial law after the violence erupted Sunday.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001832155_thai08.html

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Thailand: All over in just 30 minutes :

Hooded attackers in dead of night raided army camp for weapons and torched schools in a quick, coordinated wave
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,4386,228646,00.html

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Al Qaeda not behind Thai violence :

A wave of violence in mainly Muslim southern Thailand is inspired by money and nationalism and shows scant evidence of links to a wider network with Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda and its Jemaah Islamiah Asian affiliate, analysts say.
onenews.nzoom.com/onenews_detail/0,1227,247675-1-9,00.html

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Iraq civilian deaths probe demand:

An independent ombudsman should lead inquiries into the deaths of Iraqi civilians allegedly killed by coalition forces, an MP has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3378499.stm

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Canada: Yanks will see your tax data:

U.S. officers will have access to Revenue Canada files, which contain tax information on Canadians, including their work records, property owned and investments.
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/01/08/307878.html

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Flight Sim enquiry raises terror alert:

A mother’s enquiry about buying Microsoft Flight Simulator for her ten-year-old son prompted a night-time visit to her home from a state trooper.
www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/34776.html

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The Bush Hitler Thing:

My family was one of Hitler’s victims. So why, now, when I hear GWB’s speeches, do I think of Hitler? Why have I drawn a parallel between the Nazis and the present administration? Anyone who compares the history of Hitler’s rise to power and the progression of recent events in the US cannot avoid the parallels. It’s incontrovertible.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/010904A.shtml

More On This Topic:
tinyurl.com/35xkc

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Iraq: Cargo plane hit by missile:

A US Air Force C-5 cargo plane carrying 63 passengers and crew members apparently hit by a surface-to-air missile today as it took off from Baghdad international airport managed to land safely
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,8356490^1702,00.html

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U.S. Released Missiles To Libya As Part of Saddam Exile Bid:

According to European intelligence sources, the Bush administration in early 2003 ordered a North Korean shipment of 15 Scud B and C missiles be released for delivery to Libya.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5492.htm

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In case you missed it: :

US, Spain caught in Libya missile mixup:

The Madrid daily El Mundo claimed 15 complete Scud missiles, a set of conventional warheads and 85 containers of chemical products – some 20 holding nitric acid – were ultimately delivered to Libya under a Washington decision.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/EL12Dg01.html

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Witness states torture made him confess:

The witness, who named Mullah Krekar in the on-going trial against the Mullah in Jordan, claims that he was tortured by Americans and Kurds to confess.
pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/english/article170910.ece

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Palestinians may seek single state :

Ahmed Qureia, the Palestinian prime minister, warned yesterday that he would seek a single state of Jews and Arabs if Ariel Sharon unilaterally annexed parts of the West Bank and imposed borders on Palestine.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1119435,00.html

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See Also:

One Person, One Vote,
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3175.htm

One State: – A One-state solution:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4861.htm

The Case for Binationalism
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3177.htm

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U.S. human rights report set to slam separation wall :

The U.S. State Department is expected to strongly criticize the West Bank separation fence in its annual human rights report, due for publication in March.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/380690.html

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Israel Fears Isolation, Sanctions Over Fence : Slam the Court, Advisers Urge :

Bracing for a ruling against its separation fence by the World Court ˜ which could pave the way for South Africa-style international sanctions ˜ Israel and its allies here are considering a campaign to discredit the court as a biased organ of the United Nations.
www.forward.com/issues/2004/04.01.09/news1.html

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And the twins died :

One died in the arms of her grandmother, the other was carried in the arms of her aunt, while their mother was lying in an ambulance, freezing, trembling, exhausted and humiliated after what she had gone through at the IDF checkpoint near her village.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/380975.html

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Israeli hunt for suspect kills 19 :

In a three-week occupation of the biggest Palestinian city the Israeli army has killed 19 people, wrecked buildings and confined tens of thousands to their homes in a futile search for the leader of “the heart of the terror networks”.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1119104,00.html

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