Information Clearing House  Digest March 1-7 2004
Date: 7 Mar 2004

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308 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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13 die in Israeli attack on refugees:

ISRAELI forces swept into refugee camps in the Gaza Strip yesterday, killing 13 Palestinians, including an 8-year-old boy, and wounding up to 60 people.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,8897881%255E401,00.html

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Hamas vows to avenge Gaza 'massacre':

The Palestinian resistance group Hamas has vowed to avenge an Israeli occupation army offensive in the central Gaza Strip which left 14 people dead and scores more wounded.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/88F2EB26-5F91-4F23-B126-BCA7BE045776.htm

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The Tar Baby:

Aristide is not the first Haitian leader to have been kidnapped by the US. In 1915, they arrested and exiled (to Jamaica) Dr Rosalvo Bobo, who was not only a noted physician but also the leader of the Haitian majority party, and was scheduled to be formally elected as president by the Haitian Parliament.
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040307T000000-
0500_56692_OBS_WASHINGTON_S_TAR_BABY.asp

tinyurl.com/yugcn

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Aristide's Final Hours:

Let‚s be clear about this, what happened in Haiti was a coup d‚état, and coups in a country like this don‚t just happen, especially when the army has been disbanded for nearly a decade. The emergence of Philippe‚s rebel army and his triumphant entry into Port-au-Prince had to be organised, his men retrained, resupplied and supported. Someone has to organise a coup.
www.sundayherald.com/40405

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Kerry: I'd have sent Aristide US troops:

He previously has accused the White House of effectively backing Haiti's rebels in their attempt to force out President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, but he added yesterday that the US has sent a "terrible message" to democracies in its own region.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,8898017%255E2703,00.html

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Oh, Canada: The Coup Coalition:

So Americans, have no fear, or minor annoyance anyway – Canada will once again help hold the bag for you while you fill it with the corpses of anyone who dares to oppose your God given right to tell everyone else in the world how to manage their economy and live their lives.
www.counterpunch.org/piquette03062004.html

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2 Iraqis Killed in Police Station Attack :

Insurgents in a car fired rocket-propelled grenades at a police station in northern Iraq on Sunday, and two Iraqi civilians were killed, police and witnesses said.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=7&u=/ap/20040307/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_police_attacked

tinyurl.com/3xvwg

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Rocket Explosions Heard in Baghdad:

At least 10 rockets detonated Sunday night in central Baghdad, near an area that houses the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition. Sirens blared for several minutes, and smoke and flames were visible.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid
=718&e=10&u=/ap/20040307/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

tinyurl.com/2a8l9

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Shia boycott of signing widens Iraqi divisions :

Although US officials have tried to paint the delay in signing as a single 'technical issue', in reality it represents one of the most fraught issues facing a future Iraqi state.
observer.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12239,1163906,00.html

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US detaining 10,000 Iraqis:

More than 10,000 Iraqi men and boys are being kept in jail by their US occupiers, with the youngest captive being just 11 years old.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E2BE3147-0E4A-40B3-B215-01C0CEA76FDC.htm

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US forces ignore 'rule of law':

US military forces in Afghanistan have mistreated detainees, arbitrarily detained civilians and used excessive force in arrests of non-combatants. This is according to a report released on Friday by Human Rights Watch.
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1494211,00.html

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Another flawed fact on the war in Iraq:

And that is that Mr. Bush and his advisers have changed our world image completely and made us into an aggressor nation.
www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/auto/epaper/editions/saturday/opinion_0484cfec438840c20084.html

tinyurl.com/32q5e

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President George Bush and the Gilded Age:

Something really strange has happened to the U.S. under the Bush Administration. With her ever bulging budget deficits and foreign debts, America's skewed income distribution is rapidly making the U.S. resemble Argentina or Mexico.
www.glocom.org/opinions/essays/20040301_tsurumi_president/

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Democracy vs. Corporate "Free Speech" :

The goal of the corporate lawyers and lobbyists remains the same: to use the enormous wealth of their employers to get what they want — even if it means trampling democracy.
reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_speech/overturn_bellotti_initiatives.html

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'Disastrous' U.S. labour report fuels fear of jobless recovery:

U.S. employers added just 21,000 jobs to a work force of nearly 140 million in February — well below the most pessimistic forecasts. The jobless rate was unchanged at 5.6 per cent, as more Americans abandoned their quest for work.
tinyurl.com/2xx4c

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Blair's blueprint to strike at terror :

He said the "global threat" posed by Islamic extremism and global terrorism meant it was time to rethink the centuries-old rule that the only clear case for armed intervention was "self-defence in response to aggression".
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/03/06/nblur06.xml

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'Emergency of State':

The speech he made this week to his constituency is a defining moment in Blair's political life because in it, he finally committed himself unambiguously to the so-called neo-con agenda espoused by the likes of Rumsfeld, Cheney, Perle and Wolfowitz.
www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0205.html

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Jimmy Breslin : He molests the dead:

In his first campaign commercial, George Bush reached down and molested the dead. The ad is nothing more than another George W. Bush fraud.
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/columnists/nyc-bres0306,0,4578571.column

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Gwynne Dyer: Train wreck of another kind :

It was the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington that convinced a majority of Americans that the world was full of dangerous people who had to be dealt with, and gave the neo-cons the chance to hitch their 'pax americana' project to the 'war on terror' that Mr Bush proclaimed after 9/11.
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en56458&F_catID=&f_type=source

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Georgia: US to Dramatically Increase Military Presence :

According to the head of the Georgian Labor Party Shalva Natelashvili, 18-thousand US soldiers will soon be based in Georgia.
www.neftegaz.ru/english/lenta/show.php?id=46340

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For Over Fifteen Years, Beijing Rebuffed U.S. Queries on Chinese Aid to Pakistani Nuclear Program:

New evidence from Libya of Chinese-language material among the nuclear weapons-design documents supplied by Pakistan raises new questions about the Chinese contribution to Pakistan's nuclear proliferation
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB114/press.htm

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Will Global Rules for GMOs Be Too Late? :

‰No one wants drugs or plastics in our corn flakes,‰ As activists celebrated the emergence of a strong Biosafety Protocol to control genetically-engineered organisms (GEO) last month, U.S. scientists reported that contamination of GEOs is spreading and might be impossible to stop
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=22729

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Ugandan Jews' prayers ignored:

Israel spurns black tribespeople who converted to Judaism a century ago
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1163977,00.html

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03/06/04

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Aristide Details Last Moments In Haiti, To Haitian People From Exile:

President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has delivered an impassioned address „To the Haitian People and the World‰ by cell phone to a Haitian journalist in the United States. He delivers a detailed account of what he calls his „kidnapping‰ from a palace surrounded by heavily armed „white men.‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5816.htm

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High death toll in Haiti:

The Panamerican Health Organization said today the main hospital in Port-Au-Prince is holding the bodies of nearly 200 victims of violence during a month-long revolt in Haiti, suggesting the death toll in the uprising could be far higher than so far reported.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/06/1078464683875.html

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Operation Sweatshop:

Jean-Bertrand Aristide's move to raise Haiti's minimum wage was the last straw for American corporations and elitist U.S.
www.tmtmetropolis.ru/stories/2004/03/05/120.html

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Leaders want probe of U.S. role in Haiti :

"There‚s real concern about the way it appears the United States allowed or in some way encouraged what appears to be a coup of a democratic government of a sitting president," said the Rev. Jerry Streets, Yale University chaplain.
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1281&dept_id=7576&newsid=11080627&PAG=461&rfi=9

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Hans Blix: 'I learnt I had been vilified, crucified and made to look like an imbecile' :

US tried to force the issue of 'smoking guns' without finding hard evidence .
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1163426,00.html

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U.S., Certain That Iraq Had Illicit Arms, Reportedly Ignored Contrary Reports:

In the two years before the war in Iraq, American intelligence agencies reviewed but ultimately dismissed reports from Iraqi scientists, defectors and other informants who said Saddam Hussein's government did not possess illicit weapons, according to government officials.
www.nytimes.com/2004/03/06/politics/06WEAP.html?ex=1079548347&ei=1&en=109438a83b74f0f5

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Need to build a case for war? Step forward Mr Chalabi:

If governments are going to rely on intelligence, its reliability is critical
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/comment/0,12956,1163522,00.html

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Chalabi denies misleading US:

Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi says he is tired of being blamed for misleading the United States about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and points the finger instead at the CIA.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A382236E-2B46-49CA-853A-84C5F6E39111.htm

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US Army cancels big Iraq army contract:

Chairman Houda Farouki is a close friend of Iraqi Governing Council member Ahmed Chalabi.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1060360.htm

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In case you missed it:

Start-up Company With Connections:

U.S. authorities in Iraq have awarded more than $400 million in contracts to a start-up company that has extensive family and, according to court documents, business ties to Ahmed Chalabi, the Pentagon favorite on the Iraqi Governing Council.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-uschal08
3671397feb15,0,735950.story?coll=ny-uspolitics-headlines

tinyurl.com/2qeog

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Five Iraqis killed in Mosul gun fight:

Soldiers from the US-led occupation military force in Iraq have shot dead five Iraqis in a gun fight in Mosul.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F1AA34B0-1DAA-4A97-BE65-BD54EB703B65.htm?GUID={454818CD-CDA9-4A79-BD5C-08D2B1F74B31}

tinyurl.com/2j5xo

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"Unknown Soldier" Speaks Out To Bring Troops Home :

A soldier back from Iraq discusses the war and the U.S. soldiers fighting that war, the suicides, and much more.
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=668

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Patriotic Words from the front lines in the War on Terror :

"I've got my own 'Most Wanted' list … The aces in my deck are Paul Bremer, Donald Rumsfeld, George Bush and Paul Wolfowitz,"
www.bushpresident2004.com/troops.htm

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Transcript shows early effort to discredit ambassador:

A transcript subpoenaed in the CIA leak probe reveals the White House press operation began efforts to personally discredit former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV days before a columnist blew the cover of his CIA-officer wife.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-usleak0306,0,2962040.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-headlines

tinyurl.com/2pwj4

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Chavez Tells U.S.: 'Get Your Hands Off Venezuela!':

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the United States on Friday to "get its hands off Venezuela" as he accused Washington of backing a wave of opposition protests seeking a recall vote against him.
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040305_409.html

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At Least 3 Palestinians Killed in Gaza Clash:

At least three Palestinians were killed and more than a dozen injured on Saturday during what the Israeli army said was an attempt by militants to attack its positions at the Erez border crossing in the Gaza Strip.
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=1E44E1D5-C286-4B3D-B6E27888F174AA58

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Words have failed us :

This is an admission of failure. The written word is a failure at making tangible to Israeli readers the true horror of the occupation in the Gaza Strip.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/400454.html

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Bin Laden "Evaded Pakistani Raid":

A local official in eastern Afghanistan says he has received credible reports that Osama Bin Laden escaped the recent Pakistani operation to catch him.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3535555.stm

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Nine dead in Afghan gunbattle:

American and Afghan troops killed nine suspected Islamic fighters in a gunbattle in the eastern province of Paktika, not far from the Pakistan border.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/97C86416-055D-425E-81D8-CC7F219958C9.htm

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White House officials say Syrian sanctions are just around the corner:

Several sources said the administration was leaning towards imposing economic rather than diplomatic sanctions under legislation signed into law by Bush in December.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/06EDD9DC-9AC1-4A28-B908-1242C3EDB22F.htm

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You Gotta Love Her:

While most Americans, perhaps including that former Yale cheerleader and elusive National Guardsman George W. Bush and, I suspect, most Vietnam veterans, would like to forget the past, the Vietnam War is about to be relived this election season.
www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040322&s=hayden

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2003 summer hottest in 500 years:

European researchers say last summer was the hottest on the continent for at least five centuries.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3536819.stm

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US army admits killing Iraqi civilians :

The US occupation army has admitted killing four civilians in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk two days ago.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4A98C6FE-DB69-4F83-8CAE-F709B8E60340.htm

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US Sen Kennedy:CIA Director Must Come Clean With Congress :

CIA Director George Tenet must come clean with Congress and explain why he waited until last month to "set the record straight" that Iraq posed no immediate threat to the U.S. in the months leading up to the war, a leading Senate Democrat said Friday.

tinyurl.com/2fykc

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America, You Can Try But You Just Cannot Win:

At the time of writing this, Iraqis have reached a deadlock over the drafting of their new constitution. The main dispute is over the wording of the preamble, which states that Sharia (Islamic law) is "the main source of legislation".
www.gulfnews.com/Articles/opinion.asp?ArticleID=112879

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Four UK soldiers hurt in Iraq firefight:

Four British soldiers were injured when they came under attack while patrolling a village in southeast Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=470514&section=news

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One in 100 active-duty U.S. military members may be Illegal imigrants:

"The Army has the highest number of unknowns – 9,055. The Navy has 6,531, the Air Force 444, the Marines one. Overall, 1,366,032 U.S. citizens and 35,662 legal immigrants serve in the U.S. military."
www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,Defensewatch_030104_Illegals,00.html

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Aristide Supporters Denounce Haiti 'Occupation':

Thousands of furious supporters of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide poured out of Haiti's slums and into the streets on Friday, marching on the U.S. Embassy to denounce the "occupation" of their homeland and demand Aristide's return.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4509735&section=news

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10-Yr-Old Palestinian Boy Shot By Israeli Troops:

A 10-year-old Palestinian boy in the West Bank was critically wounded Friday by Israeli troops firing rubber bullets at stone throwers, hospital officials said. Abdullah Ranam, a third-grader, was shot in the head as he stepped out of his house
framehosting.dowjonesnews.com/sample/samplestory.asp?StoryID=2004030519440009&Take=1

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Israeli troops besiege Arafat's headquarters :

Dozens of Israeli troops, backed by at least 10 military jeeps, besieged Palestinian leader YasserArafat's headquarters Friday night in the West Bank town of Ramallah
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-03/06/content_1348153.htm

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'The day after' Arafat dies – not just an IDF game:

The Israel Defense Forces recently conducted a simulation "war game" about what would happen the day after Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat passes away.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=401587&
contrassID=1&subContrassID=5&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

tinyurl.com/2y5zo

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No Gaza pullout before U.S. elections: Israel:

Israel has said it would withdraw from much of Gaza and parts of the West Bank if peace talks remain frozen in coming months.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040305.wisra0305/BNStory/International/

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McDonald's Confirms 'no-Arabic' policy at its restaurants in Israel :

McDonald's Corporation today confirmed that it has a policy banning its employees from speaking Arabic in its restaurants in Israel, despite the fact that Palestinian citizens of Israel form 20% of its workforce, and Arabic is one of the two official languages of Israel.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article2476.shtml

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Plunder and Profit:

Rich countries˜working through international institutions like the World Bank˜rarely help poor countries modernize and strengthen public services. But they often push them to privatize and commercialize public services, a move that they themselves would never make.
www.inthesetimes.com/comments.php?id=640_0_1_0_C

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A Chilling Possibility:

Global warming could plunge North America and Western Europe into a deep freeze, possibly within only a few decades.
science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/05mar_arctic.htm?list1048443

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The Sixth Great Extinction: A Status Report :

This potential sixth great extinction is unique in that it is caused largely by the activities of a single species. It is the first mass extinction that humans will witness firsthand˜and not just as innocent bystanders
www.earth-policy.org/Updates/Update35.htm

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Date: 4 Mar 2004

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305 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Suspected Taliban kill Afghan soldiers:

Suspected Taliban militants killed at least seven Afghan soldiers in a raid near the border with Pakistan, a senior military commander said today.
tinyurl.com/3bb36

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In case you missed it:

Taliban's Second Coming:

Fact: between June 1, 2003 – February 1, 2004, about 1,000 Afghans died in the continuing civil and guerrilla war, and in December 2003
www.cursor.org/stories/secondcoming.html

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Blast in Western Baghdad Kills at Least Three:

A rocket slammed into a Baghdad street near a telephone exchange on Thursday, killing at least three people, Iraqi police at the scene said.
tinyurl.com/2gwd3

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Top US general raises spectre of Iraq civil war:

The Pentagon's most senior commander in Iraq, General John Abizaid, says it is "possible" Iraq could descend into civil war.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/03/04/1078378914916.html

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Iraq Council Head Chides U.S. on Security After Bombs:

The comments by Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum, a Shi'ite cleric and current president of the U.S.-appointed Council, underlined friction between leaders of the Shi'ite majority and occupying forces over a wave of devastating attacks on Iraqis.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4499068

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U.S. Soldier Being Investigated In Iraq :

An American soldier is being investigated by the U.S. Army after an Iraqi man was killed as troops were trying to detain him, an Army spokeswoman said Thursday.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_investigate_030404,00.html

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Karen Kwiatkowski: Commander, USFI?:

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld is fielding all kinds of questions these days. One topic he will soon be asked about is the new command he is proposing to ensure continued military control over Iraq after a so-called sovereign government takes the reins in July of this year.
www.militaryweek.com/withoutreservation.shtml

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Criminal Intent, Illegal Wars, Gangsta Plots:

Why the Bush/Blair Gang will be tried for war crimes
www.williambowles.info/guests/criminal_intent.html

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Get Osama – but where, and when? :

bin Laden is said to be under the protection of concentric rings formed by dozens of al-Qaeda fighters and more than 1,200 Taliban – all easily blended in as local Pashtun tribals.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FC05Ak02.html

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Jailed Hamburg 9/11 Plotter Wins Retrial in Appeal:–

The only man convicted of helping the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers won the right to a retrial Thursday after a successful appeal at Germany's Supreme Court.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4496104

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Khadr: `We are an Al Qaeda family':

Abdurahman Khadr worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to identify Al Qaeda members at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
tinyurl.com/2pl8a

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Video: Interview with Aristide's lawyer, Miami-based Ira Kurzban:

"Yes. In fact the president was kidnapped. The United States Government, I believe, organised a coup against the democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide"
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5810.htm

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From His First Day in Office, Bush Was Ousting Aristide:

Where were the media when Haiti's leader was railroaded and rousted? If the circumstances were not so calamitous, the American-orchestrated removal of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti would be farcical.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5811.htm

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Audio: Rep. Maxine Waters Says Aristide Is Being Held Like a Prisoner:

Rep. Maxine Waters discusses President Aristide's treatment in the Central African Republic and her grilling of Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega about the return to Haiti of the paramilitary leaders who led the 1994 coup.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/04/1554227

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The Haitian Army Returns: Who Is Guy Philippe? :

The feared Haitian army, disbanded by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is making a comeback. We take an in-depth look at the paramilitary leader who now claims to be in control of the Haitian police and military: Guy Philippe, a former Haitian police chief who was trained by US Special Forces in Ecuador in the early 1990s.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/03/1631258

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Bush Hides White House's Complicity in Haiti:

A careful look at the White House's behavior shows that the administration actively took the side of an armed band of "death-squad veterans and convicted murderers" against a government that had been democratically elected three times.
www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df03032004.html

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In case you missed it:

Friends of terrorism:

Bush's decision to bring back Otto Reich exposes the hypocrisy of the war against terror
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,646835,00.html

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Laughter of the Gods:

The more I look at the chaotic mess George W. Bush is making in every blessed corner of the world, the more I am inclined to take a closer look at the God in whose name he claims to be making it. Just who IS this God that chats up brazen hypocrites and zealots in our midst
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5812.htm

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Jose Padilla, sees lawyers for first time in nearly two years:

Donna R. Newman, one of the attorneys for Padilla, said there was a video camera present and military personnel looked on from an adjoining room during the three-hour meeting at the Navy brig near Charleston.
www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/8102864.htm

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Furor over Bush's 9/11 ad :

The Bush reelection campaign yesterday unveiled its first three campaign commercials showcasing Ground Zero images, angering some 9/11 families who accused President Bush of exploiting the tragedy for political advantage.
www.nydailynews.com/front/story/170291p-148587c.html

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McCain and Bush clash on powers, scope of intel probe:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is pushing the White House to give subpoena power to the independent commission President Bush created last month to investigate intelligence operations. The administration has turned him down, but the senator is refusing to take no for an answer.
www.thehill.com/news/030404/mccain.aspx

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Palestinian schoolboy killed by Israeli army :

Mohammed Othman, 14, was fatally wounded in the stomach and four of his classmates also suffered gunshot injuries while they were in the school courtyard during the incursion in the flashpoint town.
www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/breakingnews/view.asp?msgID=5006

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A year of silence since Rachel Corrie died :

The death of Rachel Corrie, and the response that her case has – and has not – received, reveal several disturbing, indeed immoral and criminal, truths.
www.iht.com/articles/508588.html

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Why is Senator John Kerry kowtowing to Israel?:

Why can't any US politician say to Israel: "ENOUGH! There's no threat to your sovereignty! Your problems with the Palestinians are of your own making! You're the only country in the Middle East with weapons of mass destruction. With 84 nuclear warheads, you could eliminate any offending Arab country within minutes." What more do you want?
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/pjballes20.htm

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Public doesn't trust Israeli PM – poll:

The latest political storm was set off by a report in the Maariv daily that Sharon once had business ties to a relative of Elhanan Tannenbaum, a reputed drug dealer and indebted gambler released in a prisoner swap with Lebanese guerrillas.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/04/1078378913048.html

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UN suppresses Iraq HQ bomb report :

The United Nations yesterday announced it would suppress a report examining what went wrong in the run-up to the August 2003 bombing of its headquarters in Baghdad.
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/
FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1077690879566&p=1012571727172

tinyurl.com/36ajs

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Tainted Nations To See US Largess:

Some security forces appear to have used their US aid to perpetuate questionable human-rights practices. In Pakistan, which was awarded $700 million from the 2005 draft estimates "to help advance security and economic cooperation and opportunity", at least 26 people were believed to have died in custody from police torture last year.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/FC04Ae06.html

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Haitian PM declares state of emergency:

Mr Neptune said that several illegal groups were "fomenting terror in the capital" under the pretext of aiding the national police, a veiled reference to the insurgency led by Guy Philippe.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1058596.htm

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Caribbean Won't Help With Peacekeeping:

Fourteen Caribbean nations rejected joining any peacekeeping force for Haiti Wednesday, criticizing Western nations in their response to the rebellion against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=589&ncid
=721&e=8&u=/ap/20040303/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/haiti_caribbean

tinyurl.com/ypjg5

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UK: Attorney General conceded doubts over legality of war:

The Foreign Office memo, which has been submitted to a Commons select committee, was seized on by critics as evidence that important caveats in the legal advice were excluded from the summary published by the Government.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=497647

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Anti-Pakistan forces penetrated Pak nukes:

Agencies from the US, the UK, India, and Israel penetrated the country‚s nuclear programme , and as of now, Pakistan's defence and security apparatus was under threat, claimed former army chief General (retired) Mirza Aslam Baig.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?msid=534098

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'US knew of Iraq attacks':

The United States had intelligence warnings of the attacks that killed more than 140 people in Iraq, and probably prevented even greater carnage with special operations raids the night before on operatives of Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, the top US commander in Iraq said on Wednesday.
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1493046,00.html

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Indonesian Army Ordered Deadly Ambush:

U.S. officials believe local army commanders ordered an ambush that killed two American teachers near a gold mine in a case that has held up resumption of normal U.S.-Indonesia military ties, two American officials told The Associated Press.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040303/ap_on_re_as/indonesia_ambushed_americans

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Trying to cope with GI's death

Only when his son's casket has made the 8,000-mile trip from Iraq to Phoenix will the horrifying news of Matthew's death be real.
www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0228iraqvictim28.html

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Iraq Stories Are Personal for Small-Town Papers

While national publications and Web sites continue to report the rising death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq as mere numbers (now well over 500), it's a different story for small-town newspapers when the bodies come home for the funerals and memorials that follow.
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000451386

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Senators Probe GOP Theft Of Democratic Memos

Senators say they will meet privately to review a report on how Democratic computer memos on judicial nominees ended up in GOP hands before re-entering a public debate on who's to blame for the computer intrusion.
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4166.shtml

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Freeze The Military Budget

The USA now spends more money in real dollars (inflation adjusted) on its military than at the peak of the Vietnam war when some 500,000 GIs were combat, and more than during the Cold War when the powerful Soviet Union existed. For unknown reasons, the Bush Administration wants to spend a record $402 billion in FY2005, and this excludes the $50 billion needed to garrison Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.g2mil.com/Mar2004.htm

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Defense may have wasted $8 billion on bad software

The Defense Department may have spent as much as $8 billion in fiscal 2003 reworking software „because of quality-related issues,‰ according to a General Accounting Office report released today.
www.wtonline.com/news/1_1/daily_news/22885-1.html

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Sarin Nerve Agent Leaks From Ala. Bunker

Workers were conducting routine checks for leaks Tuesday when a monitor detected the agent outside the airtight bunker where the weapons are stored.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=519&z
e=2&u=/ap/20040303/ap_on_re_us/chemical_weapons_leak_2

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304 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Admit WMD mistake, survey chief tells Bush :

David Kay, the man who led the CIA's postwar effort to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, has called on the Bush administration to "come clean with the American people" and admit it was wrong about the existence of the weapons.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5806.htm

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UN Iraq Inspectors Say U.S. Has Not Cooperated :

U.N. arms inspectors on Tuesday complained that a lack of cooperation by the United States had stymied their efforts to completely account for Iraqi weapons.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5807.htm

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After pigeon inspections, Bush eats crow:

If so many lives had not been lost and were not still being lost each day, the Bush administration's weapons of mass destruction faux-intelligence campaign leading up to the invasion of Iraq would be laughable.
www.sptimes.com/2004/03/03/Columns/After_pigeon_inspecti.shtml

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Doubts cast on efforts to link Saddam, al-Qaida:

The Bush administration's claim that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had ties to al-Qaida – one of the administration's central arguments for a pre-emptive war – appears to have been based on even less solid intelligence than the administration's claims that Iraq had hidden stocks of chemical and biological weapons.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5808.htm

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A constitution drenched in blood :

How did Iraq slide in 24 hours from adopting a draft constitution that could pave the way for democracy into a state where civil war is a definite step closer? The attacks against the Shi'ites must be interpreted in light of what happened behind the closed doors of the US-appointed IGC during the weekend.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FC04Ak03.html

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In case you missed it:

We have entered an age of constant conflict:

US Army War College document.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3011.htm

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9/11 panel rejects White House limits on interviews:

The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is refusing to accept strict conditions from the White House for interviews with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and is renewing its request that Mr. Bush's national security adviser testify in public, commission members said Tuesday.
www.nytimes.com/2004/03/03/politics/03PANE.html

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Insurer warns of global warming catastrophe:

The world's second-largest reinsurer Swiss Re warns that the costs of global warming threaten to spiral out of control, forcing the human race into a catastrophe of its own making.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=468753&section=news

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Shell chairman is forced to quit:

Shell shares skidded on 9 January after the company revealed that its oil reserves had been overstated by 20%.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3529801.stm

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Gun battle rages in Port-au-Prince:

There was no sign of U.S. or French troops to intervene in the shootout that erupted in the fetid Port-au-Prince slum of open sewers blocked by rubbish and streets strewn with garbage heaps.
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=
thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=10783118
69229&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968705899037

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Molly Ivins: 'Four wars and a cloud of dust':

Anyone see any reason to think Haiti will be better off without Jean-Bertrand Aristide? Just another little gift from the Bush foreign policy team, straight out of the whacko-right playbook.
www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=16525

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Haitian Consul General Says Aristide Still President:

In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Consul General of the Haitian government in New York Harry Fouche recognizes the Aristide government as legitimate saying Jean Bertrand Aristide is still president of Haiti and Yvon Neptune is still his prime minister.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5809.htm

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The Central African Republic (CAR) has shut off President Aristide's phone service.

Armed members of the French and CAR military are guarding President Aristide and he is not free to leave.
www.kpfk.org/haiti_press_release.htm

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Official: No permanent asylum yet found for Aristide:

No permanent home has yet been found for Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a top Central African Republic official said Wednesday, as the ousted Haitian leader settled into temporary exile in this impoverished, isolated capital.
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0303Aristide03-ON.html

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Convicted Assassin Gets Role in Haiti:

Rebel leader Louis-Jodel Chamblain, a convicted killer and accused death squad leader, says he has no plans of fading into the shadows.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/8089217.htm

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Deported war criminal freed in Haiti:

The convicted war criminal and former Haitian general was among the thousands of convicts released Sunday from the country's largest prison when rebels drove into Port-au-Prince.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/orl-asecduperval02030204mar02,0,3748303.story

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Haiti : Interview with Prime Minister Yvon Neptune:

"Even though I am the legal Prime Minister I am a prisoner in my office. That's a fact."
haitiaction.net/News/kp3_2_4.html

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Rebel leader Guy Philippe says he plans to arrest Haiti's prime minister:

"The country is in my hands!" Philippe announced on Radio Signal FM. He summoned 20 police commanders to meet with him Tuesday and warned that if they failed to appear he would arrest them.
www.940news.com/news/news.cfm?dir=world&file=w030299A&n=1

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Aristide insists US soldiers forced him to leave Haiti:

"Agents were telling me that if I don't leave they would start shooting and killing in a matter of time," Aristide said during the brief interview. When asked who the agents were, he responded: "White American, white military.
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040301T230000-
0500_56499_OBS_ARISTIDE_SAYS_HE_WAS_KIDNAPPED.asp

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Did U.S. Push or Pull Aristide from Power? :

‰I called this a coup d'etat the modern way, to have a modern kidnapping,‰ said Aristide. ‰We had to leave and spent 20 hours in an American plane not knowing where they were going with us until they told us 20 minutes before we landed in the Central African Republic‰.
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=22661

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Phillipe declares himself Haiti's military leader :

Rebel leader Guy Philippe declared himself Haiti's new military commander today and called on the people to give his forces "the mandate to provide them with security".
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1160522,00.html

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Venezuela: Opposition refuse to accept defeat by due democratic process:

Spontaneous riots have broken out across Venezuela this evening as embittered opposition radicals refuse to accept that they have been defeated by due democratic process.
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=16191

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White House and Congress Use State Dept. Money to Fund Recall of Chavez:

Independent researcher Jeremy Bigwood has obtained U.S. government documents that would seem to demonstrate that the National Endowment for Democracy has been granting money to the Venezuelan organization, Sumate, in order to "encourage participation in a referendum voting process" to recall President Hugo Chavez.
www.venezuelafoia.info/NED/SUMATE/SUMATE%20index.htm

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Robert Fisk: All This Talk Of Civil War, And Now This Carnage. Coincidence?:

I don't believe the Americans were behind yesterday's carnage despite the screams of accusation by the Iraqi survivors yesterday. But I do worry about the Iraqi exile groups who think that their own actions might produce what the Americans want: a fear of civil war so intense that Iraqis will go along with any plan the United States produces for Mesopotamia.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5805.htm

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Lawyers submit war crimes petition :

The group Legal Action Against War have submitted a petition to the international criminal court in the Hague today, asking them to investigate alleged offences by Mr Blair, Jack Straw, Geoff Hoon, and the attorney general, Lord Goldsmith.
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1160307,00.html

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Pakistan stirs up a tribal war:

The killing of 11 people at the hands of the Pakistan army has shattered the truce that Pakistani authorities had negotiated with local leaders in the hunt for al-Qaeda and Taliban fugitives, raising the specter that Islamabad's troops will become the hunted, rather than the hunters.
www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/FC03Df01.html

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Iran charges US over military action:

A Tehran court has ordered the United States government to pay $1.2 billion in damages in connection with military actions against the Islamic republic in the 1980s, a report said on Wednesday.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/90C84965-A36A-41BF-AE69-E5601366FA8F.htm

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US military spending soars, security suffers:

The United States military budget has ballooned to a level comparable to that of the world's next 25 biggest military spenders combined. But according to a new study written by nine national security experts, such steep increases in spending are doing little to strengthen US security.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FC03Aa01.html

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The EU could impose $4bn in sanctions a year on US goods.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/93485735-B9C1-4D17-BE8B-F8AB21E66E59.htm

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US jailed Saudi again after jury's acquittal

Eight hours after a Saudi man was acquitted by a federal jury of all charges for carrying three small sparklers on a flight from Germany to Boston and was told he was free to leave, five federal officers stormed his South End apartment just after midnight Saturday and arrested him for not having a valid visa.
www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/
2004/03/02/us_jailed_saudi_again_after_jurys_acquittal/

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Government's pursuit of personal data lives on

Several federal agencies are using the personal data of U.S. citizens to pinpoint terrorist activity, a practice that a secretive Pentagon program was pursuing before Congress axed its funding amid fears it would be used to spy on Americans.
washtimes.com/national/20040301-124426-3959r.htm

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The Terrorism Case that Wasn't :

Federal agents started knocking on the doors of Muslim families throughout the Syracuse area, asking them questions about their donations to Help the Needy, and about their religion. In four hours, authorities visited as many as 150 area families. Although the exact number is not known, it is believed to be one of the largest federal interrogations of Muslims in the United States.
newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=165

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Three killed in Israeli missile strike

Unofficial Israeli sources confirmed to Aljazeera's correspondent the vehicle was targeted by Israeli helicopters in an assassination attempt.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1D0C58D2-3978-42B3-8EBD-876428D8B3F9.htm

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303 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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U.N.: Iraq had no WMD after 1994 :

A report from U.N. weapons inspectors to be released today says they now believe there were no weapons of mass destruction of any significance in Iraq after 1994, according to two U.N. diplomats who have seen the document.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5800.htm

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140 killed in blasts at Iraq pilgrimage :

Several blasts hit crowds of Shia Muslims in the holy city of Karbala, while a further four bombs exploded at a mosque in Baghdad.
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=246252004

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29 Killed in Attacks on Pakistani Shiites :

A bombing and shooting attack on Shiite Muslim worshippers during a religious procession in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 29 people Tuesday and wounded more than 150, authorities said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3811615,00.html

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American Soldier Killed in Baghdad:

An American soldier was killed Tuesday when insurgents tossed a grenade at an Army Humvee as it drove down a road Baghdad, the military said.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=9&u=/ap/20040302/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_american_killed

tinyurl.com/2zpmv

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''Anticipating the Presidential Election, Bush Administration Pulls Troops Out of Baghdad'':

In an effort to reduce casualties among U.S. forces, the Bush administration has decided to pull U.S. troops out of central Baghdad and place them on the outskirts of the city. This ring formation follows the administration's pattern of fear over how the U.S. electorate will respond if U.S. casualties continue to mount.
tinyurl.com/2cpha

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Helen Thomas: Iraqi exile attains his goal:

With friends like Ahmad Chalabi, the United States doesn't need enemies. Chalabi is the Iraqi exile who now brags that his years of lobbying and coaxing American officialdom into war against Iraq have paid off.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/162728_thomas02.html

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Why Are We In Iraq?:

People need to think about this. If it wasn't truly necessary to go to war with Iraq to protect ourselves from Saddam and WMDs, then what other reason would justify a preemptive attack on another country?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5801.htm

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The Casualty: An American Soldier Comes Home From Iraq
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5802.htm

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GI denied health care after speaking out :

An Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran says Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., refused him medical treatment after he talked publicly about poor care at the base, which helped spark hearings in Congress.
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040301-050521-5978r

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Who is winning work in Iraq and Afghanistan? :

The reconstruction of Afghanistan and Iraq is a multi-billion dollar business. A profile of the companies that are cashing in.
www.ameinfo.com/news/Detailed/35609.html

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Aristide: 'U.S. Forced Me to Leave Haiti':

Mr Aristide was put in contact yesterday with The Associated Press by the Reverend Jesse Jackson following a news conference where the civil rights leader called on Congress to investigate the president‚s departure. When asked if he left Haiti on his own, Mr Aristide quickly answered: „No. I was forced to leave.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2597051

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Audio: U.S. Psy-Ops Exposed:

South Africa Rejects Washington's Claim Aristide Was Denied Asylum
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5804.htm

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Why they had to crush Aristide:

Haiti's elected leader was regarded as a threat by France and the US. With the enthusiastic backing of Haiti's former colonial master, a leader elected with overwhelming popular support has been driven from office by a loose association of convicted human rights abusers, seditious former army officers and pro-American business leaders.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1159809,00.html

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Coup d'etat in Haiti: The deed is done. Haiti has been raped:

The act was sanctioned by the United States, Canada and France. For despite the fig leaf of constitutionality with which these Western powers, and supposed bastions of democracy, have sought to shroud the act, what happened in Haiti yesterday was nothing short of a coup d'etat.
www.jamaicaobserver.com/editorial/html/20040301T00
0000-0500_56431_OBS_COUP_D_ETAT_IN_HAITI.asp

tinyurl.com/2uksz

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U.S. allegedly blocked extra bodyguards:

The United States allegedly blocked Haitian President Jean Bertrand-Aristide's last-minute attempt to bolster his personal bodyguards
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/haiti/
8074989.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

tinyurl.com/2cd25

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Audio: Ramsey Clark On Haiti:

"A Clear Demonstration of U.S. Regime Change By Armed Aggression"
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A Typical American Coup:

When it comes to removing heads of state by indirect means, the US still has what it takes to get the job done. There was talk of rebel advances, people with guns, looting, revenge attacks, etc. What was missing was one simple question: what was the uprising all about?
www.heise.de/tp/english/inhalt/co/16872/1.html

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'Baby Doc' Duvalier eyes return to Haiti:

Jean-Claude ''Baby Doc'' Duvalier, the deposed Haitian dictator living in exile in Paris since 1986, said Monday he wants to return to his homeland as soon as possible.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/8082379.htm

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The Accomplished Destruction of Aristide, the Planned Destruction of Hugo Chavez:

The drama of Haiti and of the Aristide administration implies many dangers for Cuba and Venezuela. It is the final outcome of Washington‚s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) against popular governments in Latin America: namely, subversion-destruction.
www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1115

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U.S. political maneuvering behind the ouster:

The departure of Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a victory for a Bush administration hard-liner who has been long dedicated to Aristide's ouster, U.S. foreign policy analysts say.
www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wopo
l013691845mar01,0,4730210.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

tinyurl.com/3am6p

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Emergency Haiti summit: Caricom leaders say Aristide's overthrow dangerous precedent:

The 15-member group appeared on a collision course with the United States at the United Nations over the sanctioning of a peace-keeping force for Haiti.
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040301T000000-0500_
56429_OBS_EMERGENCY_HAITI_SUMMIT_TOMORROW.asp

tinyurl.com/ytpud

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Déjà vu All Over Again in Haiti:

When Americans see unrest, violence, rebellion or civil war in other nations on the TV news, they often rightly sympathize with the plight of the foreign citizens put at risk. Yet news is∑well,∑news, not history. Americans rarely realize that their own government, somewhere along the line, most likely contributed to the crisis du jour.
independent.org/tii/news/040302Eland.html

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UK: Extreme measures :

Our prime minister is up to his neck in it. His attorney general appears to have changed his advice about the legality of the war a few days before it began. Blair refuses to release either version, apparently for fear that he will be exposed as a liar and a war criminal.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1159775,00.html

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US plans to move military bases from Saudi Arabia to Iraq:

Lawyers warned the White House and the Pentagon recently that any decisions within the framework of the talks, now being held with the Provisional Governing Council of Iraq, on a special status of U.S. bases on the Iraqi territory would be invalid from the point of view of international law.
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=486395&PageNum=0

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'They came day and night. They are lying near the mountains and sometimes even in the mosques.':

While U.S. forces step up their hunt for bin Laden, his allies in the Taliban lurch back to power in southern regions of Afghanistan
www.globeandmail.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040228/TALIBAN28/

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EU reaffirms support for Arafat, ask Sharon to meet Qureia:

Europe's disagreement with the Bush administration over shunning Yasser Arafat persisted Monday as Europeans urgently appealed for direct talks between the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/400058.html

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Israeli Writer Defends Arafat :

A distinguished Israeli writer describes Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as a statesman sensitive to the concerns of Israel.
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=22654

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Key Arafat adviser is slain by gunmen:-

Gunmen shot and killed a well-known adviser to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Gaza City early today, officials said.
www.indystar.com/articles/7/125713-1497-010.html

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Russia warns of possible military intervention in North Korea:

Russia‚s envoy to an inconclusive round of six-party talks on North Korea‚s nuclear programme said on Sunday that military intervention could become a possibility if no movement towards an agreement appears.
jang.com.pk/thenews/mar2004-daily/01-03-2004/world/w10.htm

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Senator Byrd: A Budget of Gimmicks, False Promises, and Unrealistic Expectations:

Instead of ensuring the Social Security benefits promised to workers, the President's budget would spend the entire Social Security surplus over the next five years ˆ all $1.1 trillion of it ˆ to pay for the Administration's tax cuts for the affluent and corporate elite. Not one dime would be allocated to save Social Security.
byrd.senate.gov/byrd_speeches/byrd_speeches_2004_february/byrd_
speeches_2004_february_li/byrd_speeches_2004_february_li_1.html

tinyurl.com/2um93

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EU Starts Countermeasures On US Products:

Countermeasures on the selected products consist of an additional customs duty of 5% to be enforced from today, followed by automatic monthly increases of 1% up to a ceiling of 17% to be reached on 1 March 2005, if compliance has not happened in the meantime.
www.eurunion.org/news/press/2004/20040034.htm

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U.S. Plans for Inspectors in Overseas Airports:

U.S. customs is considering seven specific cites but has yet to seek support from host countries.
news.myway.com/top/article/id/388354|top|03-01-2004::09:48|reuters.html

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302 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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BREAKING NEWS:

PRESIDENT ARISTIDE SAYS 'I WAS KIDNAPPED': 'TELL THE WORLD IT IS A COUP'

Audio & Transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5794.htm

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Listen to TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson talk about the alleged kidnapping of President Aristide.

Audio & Transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5796.htm

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Audio: Democracy Now! Report On Haiti 03/01/04
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5795.htm

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Bush's policies on Haiti at issue:

Lingering questions over what role the White House played in the Haiti uprising — and whether race was a factor in sending back hundreds of fleeing refugees — could haunt President Bush as he tries to win Florida again this year and secure reelection.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/8074992.htm

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Venezuela: Chavez calls Bush '*ss*ole' :

Chavez vowed to defeat any attempt to unseat him and threatened to cut off oil supplies to the United States from the world's No. 5 crude oil exporter should Washington try an invasion or trade sanctions. "Venezuela is not Haiti and Chavez is not Aristide," he said.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4042a149:0c1a4
8964cc2b5?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4463411

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Venezuelan Leader, Battling a Recall, Mocks Bush:

Mr. Chávez, whose language has become increasingly hostile in the face of American support for a recall referendum, warned that if the Bush administration carried out what he called American aggressions, "the people of the United States should know that they will not get another drop of oil from Venezuela."
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5797.htm

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China issues human rights record of the US :

Released by the Information Office of China's State Council, the Chinese report listed a multitude of cases to show that serious violations of human rights exist on the homeland of the United States.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5798.htm

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Full text of Human Rights Record of the US in 2003:

Following is the full text of the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2003, released by the Information office of China's State Council Monday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5799.htm

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Iraq: Governing Council Solves Some Key Disputes, Postpones Others In Interim Constitution
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/3/A3DB7E95-D195-4B51-BA27-219B0BACAB30.html

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Iraq civil war: Rumors and reality:

As factional assassinations and bombings punctuate the jagged edges of Iraq's internal rivalries, the administration of US President George W Bush has worked to paint these internal conflicts as externally driven, particularly seizing on al-Qaeda as its designated whipping boy. But contradictions abound.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FC02Ak01.html

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'Bullet magnets' prepare for Iraqi frontline:

The largest troop rotation in US history starts this month – but the reservists have little training or appetite for battle
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1159141,00.html

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Threat of legal action fails to silence Short:

The confrontation between Clare Short and Tony Blair over the Iraq war escalated yesterday after she defied a warning from the Cabinet Secretary of possible legal action for speaking to the media about government secrets.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=496552

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UK: Doubts on case for conflict may bring flood of claims :

Doubts about the legality of the war could lead to a flood of compensation claims against the government from servicemen injured in Iraq, according to a leading international lawyer.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1159251,00.html

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Canada's envoy: It's `mayhem':

Roving gunmen leave scores dead: Ouster triggers widespread looting. Haitian rebels were on the brink of turning their besieged capital into a bloody war zone early today, less than 24 hours after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, bowing to international pressure, fled the country.
www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1078097706041&call_page=TS_News&call_pageid=9
68332188492&call_pagepath=News/News&pubid=968163964505&StarSource=email

tinyurl.com/2rrse

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Haiti's fugitive president speaks out:

Haiti's ex-president has castigated his political opponents for "chopping down the peace tree" in a radio address soon after arriving in the Central African Republic.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8A86C3B6-C6E9-45DF-9B99-7965A3FCE7E8.htm

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Don't fall for Washington's spin on Haiti :

The crisis in Haiti is another case of brazen US manipulation of a small, impoverished country. President George Bush's foreign policy team came into office intent on toppling Mr Aristide, and their efforts were apparently consummated on Sunday.
http://news.ft.com/s01/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/
FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1077690777008&p=1012571727126&partnerID=1744

tinyurl.com/2m5od

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US took Aristide away: report:

"The American army came to take him away at two in the morning," the man told RTL radio. "The Americans forced him out with weapons."
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5792.htm

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The fire this time in Haiti was US-fueled:

The Bush administration appears to have succeeded in its long-time goal of toppling Aristide through years of blocking international aid to his impoverished nation
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/03/01/2003100742

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Aristide not forced out: US diplomat:

A SENIOR US diplomat has vehemently denied a French radio report that ex-Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide had been forcibly removed from his residence by US troops.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8833973%255E1702,00.html

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The Destabilization of Haiti : Double standards:

The White House has called into question Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's "fitness to continue to govern his country". According to the official White House statement released one day before Aristide's departure for the Dominican Republic:
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402D.html

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Pakistan proliferation unpunished so US troops could hunt bin Laden: report:

"It's a quid pro quo," a former senior intelligence official told New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh.
www.spacewar.com/2004/040229190439.q5jl04vh.html

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Pakistan denies deal to allow U.S. Osama hunt :

Pakistan denied on Monday a report that it had struck a deal to allow U.S. troops to hunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on its territory.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4465322

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Seymour M. Hersh: The Deal:

Washington‚s support for the pardon of Khan was predicated on what Musharraf has agreed to do next: look the other way as the U.S. hunts for Osama bin Laden in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan dominated by the forbidding Hindu Kush mountain range, where he is believed to be operating.
www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040308fa_fact

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US marines to follow Canadians into Haiti:

Canadian troops have taken control of the Port-au-Prince airport and US President George Bush has ordered the deployment of US marines to Haiti after the hasty exit of president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D397FAA3-51C3-4DF6-AFD4-5D114CC4DD24.htm

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Iraq fails to meet Bush deadline:

Iraqi political leaders have failed to meet the Bush Administration's deadline for an interim constitution because of continuing disputes between the country's two principal groups of Muslims.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/29/1077989432265.html

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Iraq may become 'another Vietnam':

Brent Scowcroft, a former US national security adviser who served in the administration of the first president Bush, warned today that the war in Iraq threatens to grind on for years like the Vietnam conflict.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/29/1077989419687.html

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Britain to keep key report under wraps:

The British Government said today it would not disclose a key report on the legality of the Iraq war, as requested by the opposition and anti-war advocates.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/29/1077989419684.html

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Iraq advice 'must be made public':

Former Tory Prime Minister John Major has called for the full advice given by the attorney general about the legality of the war in Iraq to be published.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3519583.stm

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Israel told to halt barrier work:

Israel's Supreme Court has ordered the government to halt construction of part of the West Bank barrier for one week.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3520115.stm

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Polish troops fire on pilgrims in Iraq:

Polish soldiers opened fire on a bus full of Shiite Muslim pilgrims from Iran after it failed to stop at a checkpoint Sunday, witnesses said. Ten people were hurt, including eight Iranian pilgrims, a Polish soldier and member of the Iraqi security forces, they said.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq+Shootings

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Qatar and Russia to release prisoners:

Qatar is to release two Russian security agents it arrested on suspicion of assassinating Chechnya's ex-president in Doha two weeks ago.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CA0FDDA0-145F-4D14-9397-16B8A7D6FBAD.htm

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Did Your Legislator Vote To Kill U.S. Job Market?:

Wide reports indicate that Washington politicians are purposefully bleeding away America's wealth, economic vitality, and high-paying or national security-oriented industrial jobs—forcing constituents to absorb costs of corporate financial and tax incentives which subsidize the loss of these jobs.
tomflocco.com/modules.php?name=News&File=article&sid=39

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Fooled by the shell game

WHEN ALAN Greenspan told a congressional committee last week that Social Security benefits for baby boomers should be cut to help reduce the growing federal budget deficit, the third move in a game I call the Social Security Shell Game was played out.
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/03/01/fooled_by_the_shell_game/

tinyurl.com/yt3bm

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