Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of April 2003 – Part 5
WONDER-WORKING POWER: Rather than considering himself the servant of the people, Bush, it seems, considers himself God's chosen to make over the world. A MUST READ

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2993.htm

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NO FANFARE AS CHALABI RETURNS TO IRAQ:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2991.htm

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TINKER, BANKER, NEOCON, SPY: Ahmed Chalabi's long and winding road from (and to?) Baghdad.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2992.htm

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TROOPS WERE TOLD TO GUARD TREASURES: In a memo sent two weeks before the fall of Baghdad, the Pentagon office charged with rebuilding Iraq urged top commanders of U.S. ground forces to protect the Iraqi National Museum and other cultural sites from looters.

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20030420-48494890.htm

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US BARS ACCESS TO OIL MINISTRY, POWER PLANT: While many Iraqis began returning to work, oil ministry employees were wondering why US forces, heavily guarding their offices, barred them from re-entering the building on Saturday.

http://english.aljazeera.net/topics/article.asp?cu_no=1&item_no=
2876&version=1&template_id=263&parent_id=258

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ANTHRAX, CHEMICALS AND NERVE GAS: WHO IS LYING? Growing evidence of deception by Washington.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=398705

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SO WHERE ARE THEY, MR BLAIR?: NOT ONE ILLEGAL WARHEAD. NOT ONE DRUM OF CHEMICALS. NOT ONE SHRED OF EVIDENCE

http://argument.independent.co.uk/leading_articles/story.jsp?story=398837

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PROVE IRAQI GUILT, MPS TELL BLAIR

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,939535,00.html

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CIA ANALYSIS: THE PREDICAMENT MR. BUSH AND THE PENTAGON HAVE GOTTEN US INTO: CIA analyst Stephen Pelletiere (ret. prof at the Army War College) says that after Desert Storm, when Iraq refused to bow to US. pressure, holding out against American dominance, George W. Bush fabricated the present crisis so as to, once and for all, beat the Iraqis into submission - to control oil..."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2097.htm

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Q & A WITH CIA ANALYST STEPHEN PELLETIERE: Exposing the lies: Who killed the Kurds? Israel's part in a US invasion of Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2098.htm

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DID SADDAM HUSSEIN GAS HIS OWN PEOPLE?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1779.htm

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YOU'RE WITH THE TERRORISTS IF YOU'RE NOT FOR INVADING SYRIA

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Apr/04162003/commenta/commenta.asp

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BAGHDAD CONDITIONS 'APPALLING': UN

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s835959.htm

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LETHAL LEGACY: BIOWEAPONS FOR SALE : U.S. Declined South African Scientist's Offer on Man-Made Pathogens.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58454-2003Apr19.html

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ISRAELI TANK RAID IN GAZA KILLS SIX AS PALESTINIAN PM THREATENS TO QUIT

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=1504&ncid=
1504&e=3&u=/afp/20030420/ts_afp/mideast_030420131359

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THE TOLL KILLING TAKES ON AMERICA'S SOLDIERS

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3030.htm

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CHAPLAIN'S HASTY RETREAT STUNS TROOPS

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/iraq/chi-
0304190170apr19,1,7392923.story?coll=chi%2Dnewsnationworldiraq%2Dhed

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JOHN PILGER: THE UNTHINKABLE IS BECOMING NORMAL. DO NOT FORGET THE HORROR: The saving of one little boy must not be a cover for the crime of this war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3029.htm

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FAKE DOCUMENTS AND EXAGGERATION:

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=398707

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U.S. SOLDIERS, SMALL CHILD WOUNDED IN APPARENT MISHAP WITH LEFTOVER AMERICAN ORDNANCE

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/local/5672442.htm

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REPORT: U.S. WANTS ACCESS TO MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ: "There will be some kind of a long-term defense relationship with a new Iraq, similar to Afghanistan," the report quotes one senior administration official as saying.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3027.htm

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US HAS NO LEGITIMATE RIGHT TO IRAQI OIL AND LIFTING OF SANCTIONS MUST WAIT, SAY NEIGHBORS: "Now Iraq is under an occupying power and any request for lifting sanctions must come when there is a legitimate government which represents the people... and which can comply with its duties towards lifting sanctions,"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3028.htm

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WHAT DO WE AS AMERICANS REALLY BELIEVE IN? A readers Commentary

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3026.htm

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EYEWITNESS REPORT: THE TOPPLING OF SADDAM STATUE: After three months in Baghdad as a peace activist, Perth clergyman Neville Watson returned to Australia yesterday convinced that Iraq is on the brink of civil war. His experiences have left him deeply concerned about Australia's role in the war, and critical of the media's coverage of it. Video & Text

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3024.htm

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF QANA 04/18/96: WARNING: This video of an Israeli Massacre of Palestinian & Lebanese civilians in April of 96 is very graphic and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3022.htm

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ROBERT FISK'S, EYEWITNESS REPORT: MASSACRE IN SANCTUARY. 04/19/96 - Qana, southern Lebanon - It was a massacre. Not since Sabra and Chatila had I seen the innocent slaughtered like this.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3023.htm

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ARMITAGE CLAIMS THAT HEZBOLLAH MAY BE THE TERRORIST "A-TEAM," WHILE AL QAIDA "MAY BE ACTUALLY THE B-TEAM: Is Hezbollah really more of a threat to the U.S. mainland than Al Qaida? Get real.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3021.htm

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SYRIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER FAROUK AL-SHARAA INTERVIEW: Answers America's charges and makes an extraordinary announcement. Video & Text

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3025.htm

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OPERATION "SYRIAN FREEDOM" The well-predicted victory of the Anglo-American aggressors in Iraq is no justification for questioning opposition to the aggression, just as a victory by Hitler would not have justified support for the Nazi aggressors.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3018.htm

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REASONS NOT TO INVADE IRAQ, BY GEORGE BUSH SR. The disappearing news story from 'Time Magazine" website.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3019.htm

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POWELL 'NOT PROUD' OF COUP, A ROLE U.S. OFFICIALLY DENIES

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3020.htm

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OVER 200,000 IRAQIS DEMONSTRATE IN BAGHDAD AND OTHER CITIES: "IRAQ FOR THE IRAQIS!" "Many people bought the US propaganda that US forces were received as 'liberators' by the Iraqi people. The Anglo-American occupation of Iraq is not the end, but the beginning of a new phase of the movement.î

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3012.htm

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FINDING THEIR VOICES IN FREE IRAQ: FOR Iraqís Shiite majority, it was a day of celebration; for United States and British forces, a day of warning.

http://www.news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=450022003

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FORMER U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS CIA AIDED IRAQI BAATHISTS: "There's no question," Morris told Reuters. "It was there in Cairo that (Saddam) and others were first contacted by the agency."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3016.htm

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EXPOSED: CONSTANT CONFLICT: There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing. Published By The US Army War College

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3011.htm

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HOW ASIA SEES AMERICA: AMERICA is no longer just a nation but a distorted NOTION of power, politics, prosperity and even personality ? A NOTION that is shared, nurtured, armed to the teeth by elites who rule every corner of our world ?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3010.htm

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BUSH'S NEW GLOBAL ORDER WILL GENERATE RESISTANCE: Put simply, the Bush administration envisages a world run by the United States, backed by as many states as will sign on to support it but not interfere.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3014.htm

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BUSH: IT'S NOT JUST HIS DOCTRINE THAT'S WRONG: When Congress approved the Presidentís authorization to go to war in Iraq ñ no matter how well-intentioned ñ it was giving the green light to the President to set his Doctrine of preemptive war in motion. It now appears that Iraq was just the first step. Already, the Bush Administration is apparently eyeing Syria and Iran as the next countries on its target list. The Bush Doctrine must be stopped here.

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0417-07.htm

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BRAVE NEW WORLD' GOP SEEKS TO CREATE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE AMERICA: So I was thinking about the late, great United States. Like the picture of Dorian Gray, our future gets uglier with every sin this country sins and seemingly gets by with.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3015.htm

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CALLS TO ATTACK SYRIA COME FROM A FAMILIAR CHOIR OF HAWKS

http://www.presentdanger.org/commentary/2003/0304uscfl.html

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I AM AN ARAB JEW: To be a European or American Jew has hardly been perceived as a contradiction, but to be an Arab Jew has been seen as a kind of logical paradox, even an ontological subversion.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3017.htm

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RABBI GOLDSTEIN GIVES A HISTORIC OVERVIEW OF ZIONISM: As soon as it was founded [zionism], it was condemned - Jews came out and said this is atheistic, this is idol worship..."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1456.htm

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RUNNING FOR THE EXITS: "For what had they died, those 390 Americans?" asks Rick Atkinson in his book about Gulf War I, "Crusade." He answers, perhaps too harshly: "The conflict had been waged on behalf of cheap oil, friendly monarchies and Washington's strategic goal of preventing the emergence of a hegemonic power inimical to America's interests in the Middle East."

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/18/opinion/18KRIS.html

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DECEPTION ON IRAQ FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND US MEDIA

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3008.htm

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BRAVE NEW WORLD' GOP SEEKS TO CREATE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE AMERICA:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/Brave%20New%20World'%20
GOP%20seeks%20to%20create%20looks%20nothing%20like%20America

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ENEMY OF FREEDOM: SEN. ORRIN HATCH LEADING CHARGE TO '1984,' CRITICS WARN: Hatch's amendment to make permanent Patriot's expanded law enforcement authority to wiretap, electronically eavesdrop, monitor personal Internet use, require Internet Service Providers to disclose subscriber information and allow greater access to financial records was to be attached to the so-called "lone wolf terrorist" bill now pending in Congress.

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Apr/04132003/utah/47594.asp

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A WORLD OF CRUDE: This editorial is currently the article most recommended by on-line readers of Le Monde. Translated from Le Monde

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3009.htm

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U.S. DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY, CUT OFF GRANT MONEY AFTER a top programmer made anti-war statements to a major newspaper.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=1209&e=
1&cid=562&u=/ap/20030418/ap_on_hi_te/grant_canceled

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RELIGIOUS GROUP HELPS LAWMAKERS WITH RENT: Six members of Congress live in a $1.1 million Capitol Hill town house that is subsidized by a secretive religious organization.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3041.htm

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THE SILENCE ABOUT SEPTEMBER 11: The 9/11 attacks are the principle reason, according to the Bush administration, which justifies the war. Can anyone tell me why those attacks happened? Has anyone in the Bush administration or the media come forth with a reasonable explanation besides 'Evildoers who hate our freedom?'

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3037.htm

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FRANKS FACES BELGIUM 'GENOCIDE' CASE: US Allied Forces Commander, General Tommy Franks, and a second, unnamed party, could face trial in Belgium for war crimes.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3042.htm

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WOLVES AND SHEEP: A short history of the Bush Mafia's war in Iraq.

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/042103_wolves.html

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AHMED CHALABI ñ OIL MAN IN BAGHDAD AND BAG MAN IN TEL AVIV

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3040.htm

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TRADING WITH THE ENEMY: When individual Americans are accused of helping terrorists, they're thrown in jail and their names are dragged through the mud. But when major U.S. corporations are caught trading with the enemy, they get just a slap on the wrist from the government.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3043.htm

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THIS MORNING HENRY KISSENGER "TERMINATED" AN INTERVIEW ON A CBC NATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM CALLED "THE CURRENT" WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF HIS BEING BROUGHT BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES COURT. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3039.htm

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A CELEBRATED RETURN TO U.S. SOIL FOR FORMER P.O.W.'S [Why are POWs being muzzled?] The Army appeared to be otherwise enforcing the silence: Specialist Hernandez's brothers, Joel and Marco, said they feared he would be punished if he were quoted on the news or in the papers.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3038.htm

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LOCAL OFFICIALS RISE UP TO DEFY THE PATRIOT ACT: This little city (pop.: 16,000) has become the first in the nation to pass an ordinance that outlaws voluntary compliance with the Patriot Act.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64173-2003Apr20.html

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CHRISTIAN LEADER URGES SOLIDARITY AGAINST NEW COLONIALISM

http://www.islamonline.net/English/News/2003-04/21/article02.shtml

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SMART BOMBS AIMED AT SADDAM KILLED FAMILIES: Three children were among the dead when four satellite-guided bombs were dropped by a B1 Lancer.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/21/
wbomb21.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/04/21/ixnewstop.html

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SUPPORT INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE: Information Clearing House is funded solely by donations from readers. MORE

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/donate.htm

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'RUSSIAN SPIES TOLD SADDAM HOW BUSH WOULD JUSTIFY WAR'

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3036.htm

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US PREPARES FOR STRIKE BY HEZBOLLAH: American military planners have been told to draw up options for possible retaliatory action against Hezbollah and other Middle Eastern terrorist groups in the event of suicide attacks on US forces in Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3035.htm

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BA'ATHISTS SLIP QUIETLY BACK INTO CONTROL

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,940335,00.html

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UNDERSTANDING THE U.S. WAR STATE: Presupposition 2 is that America is the ultimate source and moving line of the worlds freedom and goodness, God's material embodiment on earth.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3033.htm

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GEORGE BUSH AND WINNING BY LOSING: He proposes absurd and callous social policies and after some noisy protests he gets half or more of what he wants.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3034.htm

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THE SHIA: ESSENTIAL READING

http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,940162,00.html

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GOD ONLY KNOWS: ROGUE DEITY MUST DECIDE WHICH SIDE HE IS ON.

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20030418-072741-9085r

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AFGHANISTAN DRIFTS AIMLESSLY IN SEA OF CHAOS

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_21-4-2003_pg4_9

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ISRAELI ARMY ACCUSED OF TARGETING TV MAN KILLED IN WEST BANK

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=398803

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AT MIDNIGHT, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR: Israeli society has enjoyed the sweet illusion that there is no connection at all between our policy towards the Arabs and our economic situation. This is a cornerstone of our national consciousness.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3032.htm

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SENATOR: NEW IRAQ GOVERNMENT COULD TAKE FIVE YEARS

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2594043

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TROOPS WERE TOLD TO GUARD TREASURES: In a memo sent two weeks before the fall of Baghdad, the Pentagon office charged with rebuilding Iraq urged top commanders of U.S. ground forces to protect the Iraqi National Museum and other cultural sites from looters.

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20030420-48494890.htm

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US BARS ACCESS TO OIL MINISTRY, POWER PLANT: While many Iraqis began returning to work, oil ministry employees were wondering why US forces, heavily guarding their offices, barred them from re-entering the building on Saturday.

http://english.aljazeera.net/topics/article.asp?cu_no=1&item_no=
2876&version=1&template_id=263&parent_id=258

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ANTHRAX, CHEMICALS AND NERVE GAS: WHO IS LYING? Growing evidence of deception by Washington.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=398705

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US ADMITS, CHILDREN HELD AT CAMP XRAY: Major General Geoffrey Miller, says more than one child under the age of 16 is at the detention center.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3062.htm

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REPORT: U.S. HAS PLANS TO BOMB N.KOREA NUKE PLANT

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3065.htm

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RULE OF THE PIRATES. THE $200 BILLION PAYDAY: Think of this fantastic sum as a mountain of contracts, because that is precisely the way the gang that runs America looks at it. A MUST READ

http://www.blackcommentator.com/19_commentary.html

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EXPOSED: THE HYPOCRISY OF THE 9/11 COMMISSION: The Commission is restricted to $3 million for their investigations. By comparison, the government spent over $47 million by March of 1999 investigating Clinton's Whitewater and Monica Lewinski dealings.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3061.htm

HUNT FOR IRAQI ARMS ERODES ASSUMPTIONS: After testing some -- though by no means all -- of their best leads, analysts here and in Washington are increasingly doubtful that they will find what they are looking for in the places described on a five-tiered target list drawn up before fighting began

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3060.htm

LEAKED SECRET MEMORANDUM: RUMSFELD CALLS FOR REGIME CHANGE IN NORTH KOREA

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3051.htm

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LEAKED CLASSIFIED REPORT: US WANTS: MILITARY BASES IN INDIA: A classified report commissioned by the United States Department of Defense, states that the country wants access to Indian bases and military infrastructure with the United States Air Force specifically desiring the establishment of airbases in India.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3052.htm

TRAPPED IN A POISON FOG: "What it's like in this country now is exactly like it was in Germany just before World War II started. New laws are being passed to supposedly protect us from foreign enemies. Back then it was the Communists; now it's the Muslims.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3063.htm

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FREEDOM UNBOUND, AND OUT OF CONTROL: "Not Shi'ites! Not Sunnis! The soldiers of the Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, will destroy any American or Israeli troops - just wait! We will not let any government trick us!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3056.htm

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ANOTHER BUSH CON JOB: Empty-Handed U.S. Focuses on Iraqi Arms Scientists: Some U.S. officials have even begun to suggest that finding scientists who will testify to Saddam's arms ambitions could be enough to fulfill America's justification for the Iraq war -- even if the weapons themselves are never located.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3055.htm

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BUSH AND BLAIR AND THE BIG LIE: A torrent of propaganda deceiving Americans into believing Iraq was armed to the teeth with WMDs, somehow responsible for 9/11, and intending, as Bush repeatedly claimed, to attack the U.S.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3054.htm

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ìPATRIOT ACT IIî The draft legislation, dated January 9, 2003, grants sweeping powers to the government, eliminating or weakening many of the checks and balances that remained on government surveillance, wiretapping, detention and criminal prosecution.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1524.htm

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DEMOCRACY NOW! INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL PIPES, THE COUNTRY'S LEADING ISLAMOPHOBE: Since it was a phone interview Pipes couldn't walk off the set. But he did the next closest thing. He hung up. Not once but twice. But we were able to ask him a few questions. [This man has been nominated by President Bush to serve on the United States Institute of Peace. LOL]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3058.htm

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HOW THE US SUCCESSFULLY DISARMED IRAQ:

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LAUNDERING THE WAR: As with drug dealers after a successful caper, who must confront the problem of turning dirty cash into spendable income, the job of the US government after the invasion is to launder a grim and dreadful war, and turn it into political and moral capital.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/laundering.html

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HOW THE CIA HELPED SUPPORT SADDAM HUSSEIN FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS: Saddam first became involved with U.S. intelligence agencies date back to 1959, when he was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad tasked with assassinating then Iraqi Prime Minister Gen. Abd al-Karim Qasim." AUDIO INTERVIEW

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3057.htm

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CRIMES AGAINST CULTURE ARE REMEMBERED FOR EVER: The Muslim world will ask why US forces let the looting happen and produce a simple answer: they hate Islam.

http://argument.independent.co.uk/regular_columnists/philip_
hensher/story.jsp?story=399294

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CHALABI'S MEN SHOT DEAD BY AMERICAN MARINES: Two members of Mr Chalabi's pro-US Iraqi National Congress (INC) and one member of his militia, the Free Iraqi Forces, were shot dead by US Marines trying to protect a bank in Baghdad.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=399349

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NAJAF'S CITY OF THE DEAD: Some images in this gallery may be disturbing because of their violent or graphic nature.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/photo/onassignment/
G52340-2003Apr18.html

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EMPIRE VS. REPUBLIC: The U.S. plan envisions allowing limited Iraqi self-government with American troops stationed nearby, serving in a role similar to Latin American militaries, which set parameters for civilian governments.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3049.htm

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PEACE WITH ISRAEL SAID TO TOP NEW IRAQ'S AGENDA: US intelligence sources also told the newspaper that Chalabi and other senior INC figures are understood to be involved in talks with Washington and Jerusalem over the construction of an oil pipeline from Mosul to a terminal in Haifa.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3047.htm

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BUSH II AND CLINTON, SOME REFLECTIONS: It is a shame that America, the most powerful nation on the earth has had two losers in a row for president.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3048.htm

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HOW AMERICAN POWER GIRDS THE GLOBE WITH A RING OF STEEL: Whenever America goes to war, the spoils of victory invariably include more US military bases overseas.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3046.htm

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PIRATES HAVE TAKEN OVER THE MAYFLOWER: The freedoms so treasured by the Pilgrim Fathers, who chose exile rather than submission to an unyielding doctrine, has been subverted by these pirates away from its original purpose of enriching the complexity of expression and human ideals and toward the sole goal of acquiring additional booty.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3050.htm

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SARS AS 'GLOBAL PANDEMIC': With reports that SARS can survive for up to 24 hours on inanimate surfaces, turning any object into a potential transmission source, it looks like the virus might indeed be the global pandemic suggested by health experts. But what exactly does that mean?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3087.htm

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SEA OF WHITE MASKS AS PEOPLE FLEE SARS-HIT BEIJING on Wednesday as hundreds of students and migrant workers tried to flee from China's capital following the outbreak of SARS.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3086.htm

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LESSONS FROM THE PAST: THE AMERICAN RECORD IN NATION-BUILDING: Of the 16 over the past century, democracy was sustained in only 4 countries ten years after the departure of American forces.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3076.htm

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ISLAM A 'DISEASED' FAITH, EX-GOP CHIEF SAYS: [Is it just me, or does this gutter, trash talk remind anyone else of how the Nazi's spoke of Judaism in the 1930's?]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3083.htm\

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IN MY OPINION: "You know, all our lives we have blamed our parents and our parents' generation for allowing Hitler to gain control. Now we're beginning to see how powerless they must have felt to stop what was happening all around them."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3084.htm

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OCCUPATION WAS THE NAME OF THE GAME: The grotesque reality of the invasion of Iraq by America is slowly becoming apparent.

http://informationclearinghouse.literati.org/article3082.htm

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FOX TV ENGINEER CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING STOLEN IRAQI PAINTINGS, BONDS

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3080.htm

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AMERICAS FOREIGN LEGION: CITIZENSHIP PROPOSED FOR MILITARY IN COMBAT: US Representative Luis Gutierrez says he plans to submit the "Fairness for American Heroes Act." It would grant automatic citizenship to any soldier who is called into combat.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3081.htm

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U.S. TROOPS LEARN NOT TO MESS WITH IRAQI FLAG

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3078.htm

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AMERICANS ACCUSED OF TURNING BLIND EYE TO KILLINGS AND ETHNIC CLEANSING BY KURDS

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3075.htm

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OIL FLOWS AGAIN FROM IRAQ'S SOUTHERN OILFIELDS: U.S. and British officials expect revenues from sales of Iraq's oil to help fund its post-war reconstruction.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3079.htm

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NOAM CHOMSKY'S GOLDEN RULE: "There is one simple way for the United States to decrease very significantly the amount of terror in the world," says the 75-year old political activist, writer and MIT linguistics professor, "and that is to just stop supporting and participating in it."

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15719

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CHALABI BACKERS ARRESTED FOR LOOTING: American troops arrested fighters of Ahmed Chalabi's U.S.-backed Iraqi National Congress yesterday after they were found looting abandoned homes of former members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3073.htm

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MIKE HAWASH IS A U.S. CITIZEN, AND IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BEING CHARGED

http://www.freemikehawash.org/

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WHAT PRICE FREEDOM?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3077.htm

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PBS HOODWINKS THE US PUBLIC: Of course, you know that everything Bush says is true and that anyone who disagrees with him is traitor and supports evil, as against Bush ís ìgood.î NPR never has anyone who questions this nonsense.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3074.htm

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PROSECUTE US CORPORATE MEDIA WHORES FOR WAR CRIMES: The presentation of an illegal invasion of a foreign country as a "preventative" or pre-emptive war did not originate with Bush, Cheney or Rumsfeld. A COMPARISON OF THE MEDIAS ROLE IN GERMANY 1940 AND THE US IN 2002

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3070.htm

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A MESSAGE TO THE CORPORATE-CONTROLLED US MEDIA: When the retaliation for the death and destruction the Bush administration is criminally carrying out in Iraq comesóand it will comeóthe corporate-controlled US media had better give consideration that they may be primary targets.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3071.htm

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BUSH ELECTION DRIVE TO TAP INTO 9/11: [Bush and the GOP living on the corpses of 2864 dead Americans. Do our politicians have any shame?]

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,941550,00.html

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TRADING FREEDOM FOR SECURITY: ëëThey that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety," observed Benjamin Franklin, "deserve neither liberty nor safety."

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2003/05-05-2003/vo19no09_trading_print.htm

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RED ALERT MEANS VIRTUAL LOCKDOWN: The fine line between counter-terrorism and police-state dictatorship is rapidly blurring. What happens if the new Department of Homeland Security issues a "red alert"?

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna/2003/04-21-2003/insider/vo19no08_redalert.htm

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THE BOTTOM DOLLAR: There is only one way to check American power and that is to support the euro.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/articles3069.htm

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A NEW WAR IN WASHINGTON: It's been barely a week since the U.S. took control of Baghdad, but the Pentagon is already embroiled in a new war, this time with the State Department.

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=15721

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THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY NOW: ìAmerican companies are already trying to repair the oil refineries so that they can produce 2 million to 6 million barrels per day; this will bring the price of oil down. They can control the price of oil to serve American interests."

http://electroniciraq.net/news/692.shtml

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GALLOWAY TO SUE OVER IRAQ CASH CLAIM: "This is a pile of black propaganda, intelligence hocus pocus and the Daily Telegraph have either been a party to it or they have been hoodwinked by it.

http://icteesside.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200national/page.cfm?objectid=
12877341&method=full&siteid=50081&headline=Galloway%20to%20
sue%20over%20Iraq%20cash%20claim

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GIS ARRESTED IN $1M SWAG SNAG: You can understand how the greed took over, when just one wad of this cash can pay off your mortgage, send your kids to school, etcetera," one senior officer told The Post.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3068.htm

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NEOCONSERVATIVES DISLIKE DIRECTION OF MIDEAST ROAD MAP

http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-powell23apr23,0,611215.story

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U.S. PLANNERS SURPRISED BY STRENGTH OF IRAQI SHIITES: As Iraqi Shiite demands for a dominant role in Iraq's future mount, Bush administration officials say they underestimated the Shiites' organizational strength and are unprepared to prevent the rise of an anti-American, Islamic fundamentalist government in the country.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3072.htm

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SHIA CLERICS TO FOMENT CIVIL WAR: Once ruled by a minority, Shiites now want their own 'Islamic democracy'

http://www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawacitizen/story.asp?id=
AB5B77CC-01A6-48E3-93C8-FF2DBC607B42

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"CLIMATE OF FEAR" RULES AFGHANISTAN - RIGHTS GROUP: Warlords terrorise the population with a "climate of fear" and religious fundamentalism is rising in Afghanistan 18 months after U.S. forces toppled the ruling Taliban regime.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L2258497.htm

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US ADMITS CHILDREN HELD AT CAMP XRAY: Major General Geoffrey Miller, says more than one child under the age of 16 is at the detention center.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3062.htm

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BUSH'S "CHRISTIAN" BLOOD CULT: Concerns Raised by the Vatican.

http://www.counterpunch.org/madsen04222003.html

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SUPPORT INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE: Information Clearing House is funded solely by donations from readers. MORE

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A NATION LOST: The new doctrine assumes that the United States not only stands apart from other countries but above them.

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/112/oped/A_nation_lost+.shtml

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THE MOST DANGEROUS PRESIDENT EVER: In foreign policy, the Bush administration seems above all a coalition of religious and secular millenarians. For many fundamentalists involved in Republican politics, the United Nations and other instruments of "world government" are literally satanic.

http://www.prospect.org/print/V14/5/meyerson-h.html

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AN ANSWER? OUT OF THE QUESTION: In an exchange of nearly 3,800 words, the Bush, spokeswoman managed not to answer about 75 questions.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3067.htm

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REPORT: U.S. HAS PLANS TO BOMB N.KOREA NUKE PLANT

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3065.htm

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BLINDED BY THE MYTHS OF VICTORY: But children are dying. A culture is in ruins. A virtuous war has proved a masterclass in man's inhumanity to man. The way forward lies not in myths of victory but in banishing self-delusion.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3066.htm

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NORTH KOREA'S WAR STRATEGY OF MASSIVE RETALIATIONS AGAINST US ATTACKS. AN ENGLISH ABSTRACT OF A PAPER BY HAN HO SUK DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR KOREAN AFFAIRS

North Korea has not only the military power but also the political will to wage total war against the United States.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3099.htm

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N. KOREA CLAIMS TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, U.S. OFFICIALS SAY

North Korean negotiators told U.S. officials in Beijing that the communist nation has nuclear weapons and threatened to export them or conduct a "physical demonstration," U.S. officials said today.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32198-2003Apr24.html

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US WAS SET TO BOMB JOURNALISTS' HOTEL

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3097.htm

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MORE THAN HALF OF IRAQ'S TOP 'WEAPONS SITES' SEARCHED WITH NO RESULT: The White House appeared to be trying to scale back expectations that weapons of mass destruction will be found.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/
2003/04/23/national1545EDT0662.DTL

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BUSH BARS UN WEAPONS TEAMS FROM IRAQ: The United States will not permit United Nations weapons inspectors to return to Iraq, saying the US military has taken over the role of searching for Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/23/1050777306319.html

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DID BUSH DECEIVE US IN HIS RUSH TO WAR? Is it permissible to suggest that our emperor has no clothes? I'm not referring to his abysmal stewardship of the economy but rather the fig-leaf war he donned to cover up his glaring domestic failures.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3094.htm

DOLLARS, DEAD AMERICANS, FEAR AND THE RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT BUSH

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/22/politics/22BUSH.html

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THEREíS LIES, DAMN LIES, AND THEN THEREíS THE CORPORATE PRESS: For months weíve been bombarded with a never-ending stream of state propaganda and threats of dire events if we, the people, donít go along with what is probably the most sustained campaign of disinformation ever mounted by governments in modern times.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3098.htm

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CROWN JEWEL OF AMERICAN EMPIRE: Having crushed Saddam's Republican Guard, are we willing to crush an Iraqi intifada to hold onto the country. It may come down to that. Meanwhile, how do you like the empire?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3096.htm

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THE REAL AXIS OF EVIL: The administration needs to develop an exit strategy to remove U.S. troops from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. That will do more to lessen the threat of terrorism against America than regime change in Damascus.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3095.htm

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US BACK IN NUCLEAR BOMB-MAKING BUSINESS: The United States says it has regained the capability to make nuclear weapons for the first time in 14 years and has resumed production of plutonium parts for bombs.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/23/1050777304686.html

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MSNBC REVEALS FACTS ON ISRAEL'S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: MSNBC is not making the information easy to get. It is tucked away in an obscure corner of the website. Try finding it from the home page, and if you figure out how, let me know.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3090.htm

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EYEWITNESS REPORT: Democracy Now! talks to a photographer who witnessed the killing of an AP cameraman in Nablus.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3091.htm

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DOES THIS LOOK LIKE "LIBERATION"? FLASH PRESENTATION

Warning: Contains images depicting the reality and horror of war!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3089.htm

PLAYING POLITICAL GAMES WITH THE PUBLIC MIND. The war in Iraq is over, they tell us, and the terrorist "chatter" has miraculously subsided. Topple a few statues and the world is suddenly safe from a global network of maniacs.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3092.htm

THE NYT AND WMD: Imagine you are Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, and you have insisted for many months that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Your troops encountered no such weapons in their invasion, and have found none since the occupation began. This might strike some as embarrassing. You are a billionaire and have no need for shame.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3093.htm

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PILGRIMS THREATEN JIHAD AGAINST AMERICAN FORCES

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=399804

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WHY THE MULLAHS LOVE A REVOLUTION: The Bush team's vision for a postwar Iraq was founded on the dreams of exiles and defectors, who promised that Iraqis would shower American troops with flowers. Now the Bush administration seems puzzled.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/23/opinion/23HIRO.html?
position=&pagewanted=print&position=

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CHEST BANGING, HERE AND THERE: Even as the conservatives thump their chests in Washington, they have gotten a little nervous watching throngs of men flogging their chests bloody in Karbala.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/23/opinion/23DOWD.html?
pagewanted=print&position=

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INTERESTING INSIGHT REGARDING "THE PENTAGON CRASH?î

http://www.freedomfiles.org/war/pentagon.htm

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WHEN DOES A SNAPSHOT OF A MOTHER BREAST-FEEDING HER CHILD BECOME KIDDIE PORN? Jacqueline Mercado, a 33-year-old Peruvian immigrant, took a few photos of her young children at bath time. A week later, Richardson police were rummaging through her house for kiddie porn, and a state child welfare worker came to take her kids away.

http://www.dallasobserver.com/issues/2003-04-17/feature2.html/1/index.html

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US FAMILIES FORCED TO GIVE UP KIDS TO GET TREATMENT, STUDY SAYS: Child welfare directors in 19 states, and juvenile justice officials in 19 counties answered survey questions for the report. They said more than 12,700 children were placed into some kind of care so they could get needed treatment.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3088.htm

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UK STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM: THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AND THE NORTHERN IRELAND CONFLICT. A chronology from the UK Printed Press.

http://www.freedomfiles.org/war/ireland/nireland.htm

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RUSSIAN OFFICIAL PREDICTS 'CATASTROPHIC' EVENTS: A top Russian Foreign Ministry official was quoted as saying yesterday in Tokyo that a "catastrophic" development of events in the US-North Korean nuclear standoff was imminent and could occur within the next day.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3085.htm

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Just Back From Baghdad Robert Fisk, Speaks With Pacifica Radio.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3105.htm

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The Evil One: "Evil in its metaphysical, absolute sense, is a notion so common to the fundamentalist, reactionary religious worldview that Bush and bin Laden share...George Bush actually stands today at the head of the Protestant fundamentalist movement in the United States..."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3106.htm

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NO! AMERICA IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3107.htm

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LEAKED DOCUMENT EXPOSES PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY'S MANIPULATION OF US PUBLIC: The document advises supporters of Israel to appear to affect a "balanced" tone, but admits that in arguing for Israel's policies, the illegal "settlements are our Achilles heel," for which there is no good defense.

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article1395.shtml

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MOSSAD SWITCHES FROM ANALYSIS TO ACTION: General Dagan has strengthened the "Caesaria" unit, the branch allegedly responsible for special operations and assassinations.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3102.htm

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A TURKISH SPECIAL FORCES TEAM IS CAUGHT BY U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,446392,00.html

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THE WAR AT HOME: It's time to defend our liberties before Patriot Act II makes protest a crime.

http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/other_stories/multi-page/documents/02844047.htm

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WILL PRE-EMPTIVE WAR, SUCH AS IN IRAQ, MAKE THE UNITED STATES SAFER IN THE LONG TERM? The United States is more at risk as a result of President George W. Bush's new policy of pre-emptive attack. Consider just a few reasons for the decline in America's safety.

http://www.insightmag.com/news/422261.html

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U.S. BRIDLES AS ANNAN CALLS IT 'OCCUPYING POWER':

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=
thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1051125553479&call_pageid=
968332188492&col=968705899037

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THE WAR NOBODY WON: PART 1: CHAOS, CRIME AND INCREDULITY. If this war is about spreading US values, it has scored only defeat by spreading barbarism.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3103.htm

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THE WAR NOBODY WON: PART 2: THE NEW AGINCOURT: The issue is whether the Bush Grand Strategy is in the United States' long-term national interest. There is strong argument that it falls very short on that measure.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3104.htm

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS OF HIGHWAY SLAUGHTER AT TAJI

http://www.rense.com/general37/taji.htm

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AFGHAN SECURITY DETERIORATES AS TALIBAN REGROUP: Hekmatyar vowed Afghan "mujahideen" would "force America out of their country like the Soviet Union"

http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jir/jir030423_1_n.shtml

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DOLLAR HEADS FOR LOSING WEEK VERSUS EURO; JOBLESS CLAIMS SURGE: The U.S. currency slid yesterday as stocks fell and the government said 455,000 Americans filed unemployment claims, the most in more than a year.

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=aX6JsDHptfSo&refer=japan

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NORTH KOREA'S WAR STRATEGY OF MASSIVE RETALIATIONS AGAINST US ATTACKS: North Korea has not only the military power but also the political will to wage total war against the United States.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3099.htm

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N KOREA TALKS OVER: POWELL WARNED PYONGYANG THAT WASHINGTON WOULD NOT RESPOND TO THREATS.: As the second day of talks wrapped up, Pyongyang said the situation on the peninsula was "so tense that a war may break out any moment due to the US moves."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3100.0.htm

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N. KOREA CLAIMS TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, U.S. OFFICIALS SAY: North Korean negotiators told U.S. officials in Beijing that the communist nation has nuclear weapons and threatened to export them or conduct a "physical demonstration," U.S. officials said today.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32198-2003Apr24.html

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TARIQ AZIZ FINGERED SADDAM HUSSEIN FOR DEATH: HOW INDEPENDENT MEDIA SCOOPED THE LONDON TELEGRAPH Confidential Intelligence sources now report that Tariq Aziz, long-time aide to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and nominal "Vice Premier" of Iraq, was the finger-man behind the U.S. bombing raid on Hussein's safe-house.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3124.htm

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REVEALED: HOW THE ROAD TO WAR WAS PAVED WITH LIES Intelligence agencies accuse Bush and Blair of distorting and fabricating evidence in rush to war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3125.htm

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US PLANS 'CUBA LITE' BLOCKADE ON NORTH KOREA: The Pentagon is planning a permanent selective blockade of North Korean shipping.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/27/wkor27.xml

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MARINE DISCUSSES EXECUTION-STYLE KILLING OF IRAQI SOLDIER: "I went behind him and shot him in the back of the head. Twice,"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3121.htm

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NOW, DO YOU SEE HOW FAR WE HAVE SLID MORALLY AS A NATION SINCE WWII? A commentary on "Marine Discusses Execution-Style Killing"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3122.htm

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JOHN PILGER: JOURNALISM? On 8 April, newspapers around the world carried a dispatch from a Reuters correspondent, "embedded" with the US army, about the murder of a ten-year-old Iraqi boy. An American private had "unloaded machine-gun fire and the boy . . . fell dead on a garbage-strewn stretch of wasteland".

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3123.htm

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AMERICA'S NEW WORLD ORDER LEAVES MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
/ucds/20030423/cm_ucds/america_s_new_world_order_
leaves_many_questions_unanswered&cid=1316&ncid=1501

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NEW IRAQ ISN'T SHAPING UP THE WAY WAR PARTY ENVISIONED

http://www.uexpress.com/georgieannegeyer/?uc_full_date=20030424

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U.S. WILL REMAIN IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN:

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/5723597.htm

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE UNITED STATES? This is an almost total failure in democracy, ours as Americans, not Iraq's. Seventy per cent of the American people are supposed to be for all this, but nothing is more manipulative and fraudulent than polls of random numbers of Americans who are asked whether they "support our president and troops in time of war".

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3120.htm

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U.S. DEPLOYS SNIPER TEAMS TO THWART POCKETS OF RESISTANCE IN IRAQ: "That's a confirmed kill!" a voice on one of the men's radio exclaims as the snipers sit on the roof scanning the streets below. "That's the fourth one tonight!"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3119.htm

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BAGHDAD HOSPITAL SAYS AT LEAST 12 DEAD IN BLASTS

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2635184

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DISTRAUGHT MAN SAYS BAGHDAD BLAST WIPED OUT FAMILY

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=focusIraqNews&storyID=2635221

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EXPOSED: THE NEO-CONS, STRATEGY, CONNECTIONS AND PLANS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST: We have charted the network of financial kickbacks, political pay-backs, cronyism, self-interest and ferocious ideology that underpins the entire reconstruction scheme. A MUST READ

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3117.htm

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NORTH KOREA WARNS OF 'MERCILESS DEADLY BLOWS' TO US: "If the US imperialists and their followers invade even an inch of our inviolable sky, land and seas despite our serious warning, our people's army will deal merciless deadly blows at the aggressors and win a final victory in the confrontation with the US,"

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_240163,0005.htm

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U.S. HAD ADVANCE WORD OF N. KOREA NUCLEAR CLAIM: North Korea first told State Department officials in March it reprocessed spent nuclear fuel, but the information was kept from officials in other parts of the government.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2634157

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SOMEONE SHOULD TELL THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY THAT A COUP IS THE OPPOSITE OF DEMOCRACY

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3112.htm

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ROBERT FISK: MY FEELING IS THAT THERE WILL BE A WAR - IT MAY ALREADY HAVE BEGUN : Against the Americans By the Iraqi's: British journalist Robert Fisk Discusses looting, the US targeting of journalists, the possibility of civil war in Iraq and why he feels the US will not attack Syria.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3116.htm

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SAY IT SLOWLY: IT WAS ABOUT OIL: IRAQ IS GOING TO HELL. Shiites are killing Sunnis, Kurds are killing Arabs and Islamists are killing secular Baathists. Baghdad, the cradle of human civilization, has been left to looters and rapists.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3115.htm

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SHATTERED IRAQI HOSPITALS STRUGGLE TO RECOVER: Surgeons use dirty water from wells to scrub their hands. Oxygen supplies are running low. Iraqi vigilantes guard buildings armed with AK-47s.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=focusIraqNews&storyID=2633355

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IS THE DESTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS AND PUBLIC HEALTH RECORDS A COVER UP OF "DEPLETED" URANIUM HEALTH IMPACTS IN IRAQ?

http://www.unobserver.com/index.php?pagina=layout4.php&id=859&blz=1

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THE GREAT UNRAVELING OF US GLOBAL POWER: Centuries of lording it over slaves, butchering Indians, and pushing aside Mexicans have ill-prepared white America to live in civilized company, much less to act as maestro for the globe.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3118.htm

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ILLUSIONS OF LIBERTY: While the children quietly sicken and die, contracts worth billions of dollars for the reconstruction of Iraq are being handed out by the US government to a few companies with high-level contacts in the Bush administration and a history of donations to the Republican party.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3110.htm

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ISRAELI WRITER: SHARONITE ISRAEL REPLICA OF SADDAMITE IRAQ

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3113.htm

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - IRAQ: STRIPPED NAKED AND HUMILIATED BY US SOLDIERS

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3109.htm

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JUST BACK FROM BAGHDAD ROBERT FISK, SPEAKS WITH PACIFICA RADIO.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3105.htm

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THE EVIL ONE: "Evil in its metaphysical, absolute sense, is a notion so common to the fundamentalist, reactionary religious worldview that Bush and bin Laden share...George Bush actually stands today at the head of the Protestant fundamentalist movement in the United States..."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3106.htm

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NO! AMERICA IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NATION:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3107.htm

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LEAKED DOCUMENT EXPOSES PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY'S MANIPULATION OF US PUBLIC: The document advises supporters of Israel to appear to affect a "balanced" tone, but admits that in arguing for Israel's policies, the illegal "settlements are our Achilles heel," for which there is no good defense.

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article1395.shtml

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MSNBC'S BANFIELD: MEDIA FILTERED REALITIES OF WAR

http://www.cjonline.com/stories/042403/bre_landonlec.shtml

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ROBERT FISK: DID THE UNITED STATE MURDER JOURNALISTS? I donít believe this. General Blount lied about his tank crew on the Tigris river. ìGeneralî Powell went along with this lie.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3147.htm

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AMERICANS HAVE GOOD REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THEIR LEADERS

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3148.htm

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WE DONíT NEED YOUR HELP: I was asked by a concerned American what she could do to help the Palestinian people. For the first time, I understood how Malcolm X would have felt when he was asked by a white American what she could do to help blacks in America. Malcolm Xís answer was "Nothing."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3146.htm

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US PROPAGANDA EXPOSED "SO WHO REALLY DID SAVE PRIVATE JESSICA?" The rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, was not the heroic Hollywood story told by the US military. Democracy NOW, Interviews Richard Lloyd Parry, foreign correspondent for the London Times.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3145.htm

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WELCOME TO THE SARS CAMP: 1,000 SOLITARY, STERILE, WHITE ROOMS: The white, sterile rooms will soon become an enormous camp where the city's victims of Sars will be shut away.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3142.htm

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ANOTHER FALSE ALARM? Experts Believe Positive Tests for Chemicals Were Wrong.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/world/Primetime/iraq_barrels030428.html

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HALLIBURTON DEFENDS NO-BID IRAQ CONTRACT: ìWhy would a defense secretary, former chief of staff to a president and former member of Congress with no business experience become the CEO of a multibillion-dollar oil services company,î asks Lewis. ìHe was brought in to raise their government contract profile and he did.î

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3141.htm

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WHO FUND$ THE NEOCON$?: Bradley Foundation is epicenter of Neocon warmongering.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3143.htm

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EYEWITNESS REPORT: US SOLDIERS STRIPPED FOUR IRAQI MEN AND FORCED THEM INTO THE STREET: Democracy NOW interview with the Norwegian Reporter Who Broke The Story.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3144.htm

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