Information Clearing House  Digest June 01-06 2004
Date: 6 Jun 2004
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1 YEAR & 58 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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UN considers as insurgents kill 19:

At least 13 men were killed and 10 others wounded last night when insurgents blew up the front of a police station in Musayyib, 50km south of Baghdad. This followed a car bomb that killed six people, two Americans and four Iraqis
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9767823%255E2703,00.html

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Bomb near Iraqi security base kills 9 :

Iraq Guerrillas detonated a car bomb outside an Iraqi security force base just north of Baghdad on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding dozens in the latest attack on Iraqis cooperating with occupying troops.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=523588.html

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Four employees of US company killed in ambush:

Four “civilians” – two Poles and two Americans – working for a US security company in Iraq have been killed in an ambush in Baghdad, the Polish Foreign Ministry said.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/07/1086460183054.html

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Mercenaries in 'coup plot' guarded UK officials in Iraq :

Mercenaries accused of planning a coup in an oil-rich African state also worked under contract for the British government providing security in Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1232624,00.html

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David Kay: US expert slams WMD 'delusions':

Weapons of mass destruction do not exist in Iraq and it is “delusional” to think they will be found, says former chief US weapons inspector David Kay.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3778987.stm

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Blair Slam Dunk Delusional?:

The cabal that is building fourteen bases and a 3000 man Embassy in Iraq, as well as supervising the flow of receipts into New York to do with 1.5 million barrels per day of Iraqi oil, depends on folk like Kay being embedded at the center of the world‚s leading democracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6279.htm

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Blair: Labour 'to decide my future'

 
Tony Blair has said it is up to the Labour Party to decide whether he should resign as leader.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3781513.stm

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UK: 13 alleged murders by troops:

The Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon, has ordered his officials to re-examine 13 cases of alleged murder by UK troops in Iraq after mounting protests from human rights groups.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=528708

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Coalition forces should stay until Iraqis ready:

Allawi: Iraq's new Prime Minister said that coalition forces should stay in the country until Iraqis could handle their own security.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/07/1086460182995.html

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American fib factory:

THE WHITE House's Iraq fib factory went into overdrive last week, ballyhooing claims that the new “caretaker government” the UN had supposedly just installed in Baghdad was “fully sovereign” and “totally independent.”
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2004/06/06/488600.html

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Pattern Emerges of Sexual Assault Against Women Held by U.S. Forces :

Well publicized images of US soldiers torturing and humiliating male Iraqi prisoners may be overshadowing evidence gathered by several human rights groups and Pentagon investigators indicating US military personnel have raped and sexually abused Iraqi women held at Abu Ghraib prison and other detention facilities.
newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=478&printmode=true

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British waiter told FBI of 9/11-style plot:

United States and British security agents failed to act on a tip-off they received more than a year before the September 2001 atrocities that al-Qa'ida terrorists planned a large-scale attack in the US, the FBI confirmed yesterday.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=528731

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More 9-11 Baloney :

The American people have been distracted from the 9-11 baloney produced by the Kean Commission antics, which serve as yet another cover-up for the criminal Bush administration.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6280.htm

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Cheap gas from the war? Only for Iraqis, not Americans :

While Americans are shelling out record prices for fuel, Iraqis pay only about 5 cents a gallon for gasoline a benefit of hundreds of millions of dollars subsidies bankrolled by American taxpayers.
www.boston.com/dailynews/157/world/Cheap_gas_from_the_war_Only_foP.shtml

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Militants strike at Saudis' weakest point:

The militants are all too aware that no country is more dependent on cheap Saudi oil than the US.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=528710

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Militants give blow-by-blow account of Saudi massacre :

Islamic militants who killed 22 people in a shooting spree in Saudi Arabia a week ago have posted a 3,000-word account of the operation on the internet.
www.guardian.co.uk/saudi/story/0,11599,1232429,00.html

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Cheney faces grilling over leak as Bush election hopes slump :

Scandal of naming undercover CIA agent engulfs Vice-President and puts pressure on White House
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1232410,00.html

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Pentagon accused of ignoring CIA evidence of Chalabi's link to Iran :

Ahmad Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, came under further pressure from Washington yesterday when it was reported the US intercepted an Iranian intelligence cable nine years ago which discussed a meeting with him in northern Iraq.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1232022,00.html

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Iraqi judge orders arrest of American aide to Chalabi:

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ahmed Chalabi's right-hand man in Baghdad, the American consultant Francis Brooke, who tried to stop the recent raid on the politician's headquarters in the Iraqi capital.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/06/wirq06.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/06/ixworld.html

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Iraq Leader: U.S. Will Hand Over Detainees :

The United States will hand over all Iraqi detainees including Saddam Hussein to the new Iraqi government after it assumes sovereignty at the end of this month, the new prime minister said in an interview Saturday
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4171974,00.html

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Team Bush Is On A Crusade: Just this week,

W. delivered a keep-the-faith barn-burner to nearly 2,000 religious leaders and social service workers assembled in Washington. In his best preacher's voice, Bush spoke of souls lost and found, the power of the Good Book, and the need to surrender one's life to “a higher being.” But his larger goal: Reminding the audience of what a key friend he has been.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/04/opinion/main621181.shtml

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Taxes, gays, abortion targeted by state GOP:

Texas Republican delegates on Friday adopted an ultraconservative party platform that attacks a wide range of targets — from taxes and homosexuality to abortion and the United Nations
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/2610350

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Trickle Down Effects of Tax Cuts & War Profiteering:

Bush knew he couldn't have both. He had to decide whether to have tax cuts for the rich, and a bogus war on terror that provides endless defense contracts that benefit his family and cronies, in and out of the administration, or to provide adequate funding for government programs that benefit US citizens. For Bush that was easy. To hell with the citizens.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6281.htm

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Jobs, Jobs Everywhere and Not a Job to Find :

We‚re not told that we have lost over three-million industrial jobs since George Bush took office, nor are we told that since our “recovery‰ we have lost over a million manufacturing jobs or three-million private sector jobs.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6282.htm

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Sugarcoating Iraq war won't vindicate Bush:

The war in Iraq is so drastically different from World War II that the parallels Bush has dredged up underline both his ignorance of history and a poorly disguised intent to confuse the public, it continued.
news3.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/05/content_1509860.htm

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India: A spy story: top RAW officer fled via Nepal on US passport:

ŒŒThe fact that a third country issued a passport to help Singh flee shows how important he was.‚‚
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=48420

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Castaño Under U.S. Protection? :

Carlos Castano, a right-wing militia leader in Colombia, was recently smuggled into Israel, AFP reported Tuesday.
www.anncol.org/side/611

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All the fear that's fit to print:

The case of Brandon Mayfield, the Oregon lawyer who was a suspect in the March 11 train bombings in Madrid because his fingerprint ostensibly matched one found on a bag of explosive detonators, raises a host of troubling questions that someone in Congress should be asking.
www.sptimes.com/2004/06/06/Columns/All_the_fear_that_s_f.shtml

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Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 9/11 Opens June 25:

Watch the trailer for “Fahrenheit 9/11
www.fahrenheit911.com/

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Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004: Goodbye and Good Riddance:

Predictably, politicians from both major parties have issued gushing tributes to this venal and vicious man, who was happy to slash workers' wages, see families thrown onto the street, support sadistic death squads and bomb other countries, if this was in the interests of the American ruling class.
www.counterpunch.org/gaspar06062004.html

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Ronald Reagan 1911-2004 :

Ronald Reagan began the bankrupting of America and the creation of a super wealthy CEO class, one where their great grandchildren will never have to work, an aristocracy of trustifarians. Under Reagan hypocracy and selfishness became the rule of the road. Not just in public life, where his staff routinely lied, eventually leading to Iran-Contra.
stevegilliard.blogspot.com/2004/06/ronald-reagan-1911-2004.html

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An Ecstatic Orgy of Adulation:

These are the salad days for the Republican party. Not only are they worshipping at the altar of the brave men who landed in France sixty years ago today to presage the end of World War II, but their greatest living hero, passed to his eternal reward yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6278.htm

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Thousands protest Bush visit:

WAVING banners and yelling slogans, several thousand people marched through Paris today in protest against the US-led occupation of Iraq and President George W. Bush's visit to France.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9763261%255E1702,00.html

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Thousands in anti-war march in US:

Joining anti-war protests in France and Italy, thousands take to the streets of San Francisco to peacefully protest US President Bush's policies in Iraq.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9A8CF7C8-C5FC-45F0-B055-4E07E4D73C05.htm

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Report: Wal-Mart growth often subsidized by taxpayers :

Wal-Mart Stores have enjoyed more than $1 billion in economic development subsidies from state and local governments across the United States, according to a new study released by a Washington, D.C.-based research group.
www.starhq.com/html/localnews/0604/060304WalMart.html

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Land where women are killers' prey:

Guatemala is a hunting ground for brutal gangs who feel free to rape and murder
www.guardian.co.uk/gender/story/0,11812,1232430,00.html

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New pro-Israel campaign targets high school students :

The latest effort is consistent with an emerging trend of Jewish communal organizations targeting ever younger Jewish audiences with Zionism.
www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?strwebhead=Spinning+off+Mideast
+news+&intcategoryid=4&SearchOptimize=Jewish+News

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Date: 4 Jun 2004
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1 YEAR & 56 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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U.S.-led forces kill 17 insurgents in Afghanistan:

U.S.-led forces backed by warplanes killed 17 militants in the mountains of southern Afghanistan, the American military confirmed today, the bloodiest battle with Taliban-led insurgents in almost a year.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/2609428

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Five foreigners killed as U.S. troops battle militants in Baghdad; withdrawal agreement reported in Najaf, Kufa.

Five men, who may have been foreigners, were killed in the attack, according to an Iraqi security officer, speaking on condition of anonymity.
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2004/06/04/build/world/55-iraqupdate.inc

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Four US soldiers die in attack:

Four United States soldiers were killed and five wounded on Friday when a blast struck their convoy on the edge of the Shi'ite militia stronghold of Sadr City, the US military said.
www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=67445

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Three Killed in Baghdad Gun Battles :

Shiite insurgents fired mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades at a police station housing US troops, touching off gun battles early today that killed three Iraqis in a Baghdad neighbourhood stronghold of rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3018740

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Radical Iraqi Cleric Rejects Interim Government:

“I do not want to have anything to do with this government,” said a statement issued by Sadr and read out by Sheikh Jader al-Khafaji at Friday prayers at a mosque in Kufa, near Najaf.
www.bgnewsnet.com/story.php?sid=5375

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Blair view on Iraq dismissed by Powell:

America again slapped down Tony Blair yesterday when it insisted that the new Iraqi government would have no veto over US and other coalition troops.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/04/wirq04.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/04/ixworld.html

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Iraq wants say on end to occupation :

Iraq's interim foreign minister disagreed with France, Germany, China and others who want a fixed deadline for the force's withdrawal. He also opposed a veto over US-led military operations.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/553C361E-CEEA-48CD-97C5-180687EB2D86.htm

tinyurl.com/3gd56

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Australian pullout would be disastrous: Bush:

Opposition leader Mark Latham has pledged to withdraw Australian troops from Iraq by Christmas if the Labor Party wins the federal election, which is due later this year.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1124212.htm

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Bush's comments against troop withdrawal plan ignites storm in Australia:

Australian media expressed shock Friday over U.S. President George W. Bush's condemnation of an opposition party's plan to pull Australia's troops out of Iraq if it wins elections.
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/06/04/485560-ap.html

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Greens slam Bush's Latham attack:

US President George W. Bush should pull his head in and stop interfering in Australian domestic policy, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said .
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=1427747

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Fund For Peace Study Concludes that Iraq Has Descended Into a Failed State Syndrome:

A report released today by The Fund for Peace (FfP) concludes that instead of addressing the fundamental requirements of rebuilding the state, post-war policies undertaken by the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) focused primarily on completing the process of regime change. Consequently, Iraq has deteriorated further into a failed state syndrome.
releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=132-06032004

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New Plan Would Let Iraq Order Troops Out :

The United States and Britain revised their Security Council resolution on transferring sovereignty to Iraq (news – web sites) on Friday, giving the country's new interim government authority to order the U.S.-led multinational force to leave at any time
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&e=2&u=/ap/20040604/ap_on_re_mi_ea/un_iraq

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Transfer of power in Iraq is no more than a cynical exercise in public relations

“The nature of the power structures being established in Iraq leaves no doubt that what the US is building is the equivalent of the sort of “indirect empire” that the British built in much of India and in other parts of the world. Then, the British officially had “treaties” with sovereign Indian rulers, and maintained the pretence that the Indian rulers were the real rulers, with British officers there as diplomatic representatives or advisors.”
world.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/7216/

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'We're paying the mujahideen not to shoot at us':

A US officer said: “All we've succeeded in doing is paying off the mujahideen to stop shooting at us. There's a cauldron of hate out there and its going to boil over.”
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/03/wirq03.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/06/03/ixworld.html

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Delusion on a psychotic scale:

In the face of all the evidence, the Iraq Survey Group is still searching for WMD.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1231152,00.html

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The price of failure in Iraq:

The US Iraqi enterprise was meant to transform the entire Middle East to the benefit of the Americans. Ironically, it is the US failure now that threatens to spread elsewhere
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/693/re4.htm

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The Vulnerable Giant:

Why does the Bush Administration freely invade sovereign countries that it claims “might” be a danger — some day, if not today? Why does it violate international treaties at will? Because it CAN, of course! After all, who or what is to stop it?
www.crisispapers.org/essays/vulnerable.htm

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Kerry: Bush Army Plan Is 'Backdoor Draft' :

John Kerry said Thursday that the Bush administration has instituted a “backdoor draft” by requiring thousands of soldiers to stay in the military if their units are ordered to Iraq or Afghanistan
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040603/ap_on_el_pr/kerry_11

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John W. Dean: The Serious Implications Of President Bush's Hiring A Personal Outside Counsel For The Valerie Plame Investigation:

This action by Bush is a rather stunning and extraordinary development. The President of the United States is potentially hiring a private criminal defense lawyer. Unsurprisingly, the White House is doing all it can to bury the story
writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20040604.html

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Scott Ritter: Tenet leaves CIA's reputation in tatter:

In reflecting on his passing, one should never forget that his troubles were, for the most part, of his own making.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6274.htm

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More intrigue as 'slam dunk' Tenet quits:

If he was pushed, why now, just five months before the presidential election?
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FF05Aa01.html

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Down Goes Tenet:

It appears Tenet bailed out to save George W. Bush.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/060404A.shtml

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Online Exclusive… 27-Year CIA Vet Ray McGovern On George Tenet's Surprise Resignation:

Includes audio and transcript.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6273.htm

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Tenet Resigns as C.I.A. Director; 3 Harsh Reports on Agency Due:

Tenet was anticipating heavy criticism from three reports expected to assail the agency either over its failure to detect the Sept. 11, 2001, terror plot or the assessments that Iraq possessed unconventional weapons before the American invasion last year.
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/04/politics/04TENE.html?ex=1087319279&ei=1&en=97af3c4fe0110ae8

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Rumsfeld: 9/11 attacks could have been stopped:

Rumsfeld posed the question, “Is it a terrible failure that we did not” have sufficiently good intelligence to stop the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil?
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/2609269

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Did al-Qaida trainee warn FBI before 9/11?:

Says he told agents of terrorist plan to hijack passenger planes
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5131524/

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9/11 Families Outraged Hijacker-In-Training Was Let Go:

Relatives of 9/11 victims are expressing outrage that the government didn't pursue a lead offered by a man who said he'd been trained as a hijacker for Osama bin Laden.
www.theiowachannel.com/news/3381186/detail.html

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Second top official to quit CIA:

A second top CIA official is to retire from his post, less than a day after the surprise resignation of the agency's director George Tenet.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3775423.stm

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 06/03/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/2wra4

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Pope reads Bush the riot act: Medal didn't impress him:

The Iraqis should have sovereignty in their country as soon as possible, and in closer cooperation with the United Nations, demanded the 84 year old today in a public speech at the Vatican.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6275.htm

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Media Falls Short on Iraq, Venezuela:

The Bush administration has been pushing for “regime change” in Venezuela for years now, painting a false and exaggerated picture of the reality there. As in the case of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction and links to Al-Qaeda, the Administration has gotten a lot of help from the media.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=45&ItemID=5643

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US intervention in Venezuela :

As with Iraq, the Bush administration wants to privatize, that is, take over, Venezuela's oil. Those who elected President Chavez want to use their oil revenue to tackle the poverty suffered by 80% of Venezuela's population
www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=21478

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In case you mised it?:

“The Panama Deception” :

This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. (Sound familiar?)
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4078.htm

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Inside America's Animal House: Masked and Anonymous: :

Every now and then the mask slips, and we see the true face of the system that marshals the world. For an instant, the heavy paint of sober wisdom and moral purpose falls away, and there, suddenly, with jolting clarity, is the snarling rictus of an ape.
www.counterpunch.org/floyd06042004.html

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U.S. view in terror cases: Trust us:

There was never any dirty bomb. Or even a plot to explode a dirty bomb. What we have is a stink bomb.
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpcoc033830035jun03,0,3655005.column?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

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“Why are they doing this to us?‰:

He was detained and accused of being a spy for Saddam Hussein, even though he is not even a Baathist. He was hung from his ankles for hours in Abu Ghraib, until he passed out.
blog.newstandardnews.net/iraqdispatches/archives/000518.html

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Rumsfeld approved torture techniques: top brass:

Donald Rumsfeld personally approved four special interrogation techniques used on two al-Qaeda operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who then talked about the terrorist network and its plans, the commander of US forces in Latin America said today.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/04/1086203599711.html

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Cruel Science:

The Long Shadow of CIA Torture Research: The photos from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison are snapshots, not of simple brutality or a breakdown in discipline, but of CIA torture techniques that have metastasized, over the past 50 years, like an undetected cancer inside the US intelligence community.
www.counterpunch.org/mccoy05292004.html

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Hiding the gulag:

Things have gotten so bad, the Bush administration is lying even to its own lawyers
www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/other_stories/multi-page/documents/03866773.asp

tinyurl.com/3fark

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US Attempts to Exempt Troops from ICC:

On 20 May 2004 , the Bush administration demanded an immediate vote to renew a UN Security Council resolution that would exempt its troops serving in UN-approved peacekeeping operations from prosecution for war crimes before the International Criminal Court (ICC).
www.wagingpeace.org/menu/resources/sunflower/2004/06_sunflower.htm#9b

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Soros: America, once the victim, now the perpetrator in war on terror :

America has gone from being the victim to the perpetrator in the war on terror and the pictures of prison abuse prove it, billionaire political activist George Soros said Thursday.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/03/politics1535EDT0701.DTL

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The Fact Behind the Fictions: the U.S. and Israel Plan Permanent Occupations:

Bush and Sharon had good reason to smile at their April White House meeting. The United States will soon have permanent military bases on the borders of Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Israel, with U.S.-backing, now has virtual control over all of Palestine, Gaza, and part of Syria.
www.wrmea.com/archives/June_2004/0406006.html

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U.S. presses Israel to meet commitments:

srael and the United States began a series of meetings this week revolving around the fulfillment of promises made by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to the Bush administration.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/435387.html

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Problems in Iraq lead more Muslims to see U.S., Israel the same way :

In the view of many American Muslims, the United States and Israel are so tight that Israel is practically the “51st state.”
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/03/national1459EDT0686.DTL

tinyurl.com/2xf3n

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Tenet´s Resignation: Hope For Pollard? :

Pollard was – and still is – serving a life sentence for “passing classified information to an ally” – Israel.
www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=63511

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'They have no humanity. They didn't even give us two minutes to get out' :

“All the people were fleeing their houses, but one of my brothers is handicapped and was trapped in the house. We had to carry him out as the bulldozer was hitting the building.”
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1231162,00.html

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A moment of truth ˜Uri Avnery

Sometimes a person Œbuys his world in one moment,‚ as the ancient Hebrew saying goes. This was done by the Minister of Justice, Yosef (Tommy) Lapid, when he uttered the words: “This old woman reminds me of my grandmother!‰
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-6-2004_pg3_4

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“These are my guests, and this is my house”, Priest stands up to the Wall
electronicintifada.net/v2/article2784.shtml

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UN troops kill two in Congo riots :

UN soldiers fired on rioters, killing two people, as violent protests against the international peacekeepers swept the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1231025,00.html

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Neo-Cons on the Brink:

People have had it with the ideologues (neo conservatives, evangelical dominionists, Christian Zionists, reactionary Catholics, expansionistic Israel Firsters, creative destructionists, Moonies, apocalyptic fundamentalists, and plain old fascists and assorted other kooks)
www.counterpunch.org/madsen06042004.html

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Bush's war has nothing to do with the spirit of D-day:

We should not forget just what the soldiers of Normandy fought for
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1228582,00.html

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White House's taxing dilemma:

The Bush administration's sweeping tax cuts are coming back to haunt it – and the poorest families in the US.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1231385,00.html

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Bush will rank high, Rice says :

Security chief believes he will be compared with Roosevelt and Churchill
www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~2189429,00.html

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First in the World in the Deranged: Insanity in America:

A large and authoritative study, just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, finds that there is more mental illness and insanity, far more, in America than you find in other advanced societies.
www.counterpunch.com/chuckman06032004.html

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Bye, George: It's been a bad week for the Bushies.:

The walls haven't collapsed around George W. Bush, but the pillars are buckling, the floorboards are rattling, the inspectors are probing, and it doesn't look good.
slate.msn.com/id/2101705/

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Coup d'Etat in Washington and “The Dollar Paper Tiger”, Fiery Dragon in Asia and the Pacific

We bring to the attention of our readers this essay by Professor Andre Gunder Frank, one of the World's leading and most distinguished political economists. Frank analyses the relationship between militarisation and the crisis of the US dollar as a World currency.
globalresearch.ca/articles/FRA406A.html

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Satire:

Out Sourcing Jobs Reaches New Heights:

Congress today announced that the Office of President of the United States will be outsourced to overseas as of June 30th, the end of this fiscal year. : Mr. Bush was informed by email this morning of the termination of his position. After a two week waiting period, he will then be eligible for $240 dollars a week from unemployment insurance for 13 weeks.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6276.htm

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Bush's medical sleight of hand :

Remember the billions for HIV-AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean that President George Bush pledged in his 2003 State of the Union address? Those funds were to put two million people life-saving antiretroviral drugs. Has this promise gone the way of “No Child Left Behind‰? Or the new mission to the Moon and Mars?
www.jordantimes.com/wed/opinion/opinion3.htm

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The 'Patriot' Search:

Buying a home? Prepare to pay to have your name checked against a government list of suspected terrorists
msnbc.msn.com/id/5131685/site/newsweek/

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1 YEAR & 55 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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CIA Chief George Tenet To Resign:

Embattled CIA Director George Tenet will resign his post in mid-July, President George W. Bush announced Thursday.
www.nbc11.com/news/3377305/detail.html

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Chalabi accuses George Tenet of being behind allegations against him:

“His policies caused the death of hundreds of Iraqis in this futile efforts.”
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-03-chalabi-tenet_x.htm

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U.S. Told Saudis to Let Al-Qaida Gunmen Escape Says Official:

The official said the three walked away at about 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, hours before 80 commandoes landed on the roof of the hotel by helicopter
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3014134

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Two Marines plead guilty to torturing Iraqi prisoner:

Two 19-year-old Marines pleaded guilty to giving electric shocks to an Iraqi prisoner they were guarding in early April, months after the Abu Ghraib prison abuse, military officials said.
www.adn.com/24hour/nation/story/1413404p-8713139c.html

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Five Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded in Kufa Clashes
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=arKqDxReocw4&refer=us

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Mortar Attack Kills One Near Italy's Baghdad Embassy:

Mortar rounds landed near the Italian embassy in Baghdad Thursday, killing one Iraqi and wounding several others
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5335313

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Sistani gives cautious backing to Iraq government:

Revered Shiite Muslim cleric hopes new government will return security, sovereignty to war-torn Iraq.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10160

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Brahimi critical of heavy-handed US:

The United Nations special envoy has called on the incoming Iraqi government to broaden discussions to include Iraqis who oppose the US occupation. He also suggested his authority in shaping the new government had been severely limited by US officials.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/03/1086203561834.html

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Shia party voices dissent over Iraqi interim government :

A key Iraqi Shia religious party complained yesterday of “marginalisation and exclusion” from the newly appointed interim government
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1085944479062

tinyurl.com/3fw9g

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Iraq Sunni authority blasts government:

Iraq's highest Sunni Muslim religious authority Wednesday slammed the new Iraqi interim government of premier Iyad Allawi as “sectarian and disappointing.”
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040602-055536-3744r.htm

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US frantic to soften harsh language in UN rights report on Iraq:

The United States is scrambling to soften allegedly harsh and inflammatory criticism of the US-led coalition in Iraq that is expected to be contained in a UN human rights report to be released this week
sg.news.yahoo.com/040602/1/3ksdw.html

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An exquisite danger:

John Negroponte's record in Honduras does not inspire confidence about his appointment as US ambassador to Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4937309-103677,00.html

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Bush Knew About Leak of CIA Operative's Name:

Witnesses told a federal grand jury President George W. Bush knew about, and took no action to stop, the release of a covert CIA operative's name to a journalist in an attempt to discredit her husband, a critic of administration policy in Iraq.
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4629.shtml

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Bush Consults Lawyer in CIA Leak Case :

President Bush has consulted an outside lawyer about possibly representing him in the grand jury investigation of who leaked the name of a covert CIA operative last year
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4162100,00.html

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In case you missed it?:

CIA: Pentagon lied in run-up to war:

CIA director George Tenet has revealed that a senior defence official leaked a false intelligence report before the US-led invasion of Iraq, ignoring agency advice.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/09A59841-7C86-4E31-9962-91F00CE4CB0B.htm

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Chalabi, Feith and Company: A Sordid Tale:

There's a story behind the story. And it is a messy tale of deceit, cronyism and corruption.
www.saudia-online.com/zogbi/2004/zogbi2.shtml

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Chalabi : Tip of the Iceberg?:

U.S. political activists close to Chalabi have told reporters in recent days that Chalabi learned about the codebreaking in Baghdad from a drunken U.S. official.
msnbc.msn.com/id/5123436/site/newsweek/

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Sidney Blumenthal: Bush takes refuge in history:

Images of the second world war pepper the president's rhetoric – but the one word you won't hear him say is Vietnam
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1230306,00.html

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Nobel winner says U.S. cannot impose democracy:

Iran's Nobel laureate says Islam and democracy are compatible but the United States cannot impose a pluralistic society on Iraq or elsewhere in the Middle East.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=522226&section=news

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 06/02/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/3xxnh

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UN agency condemns Israeli tank fire on Palestinian school in Gaza Strip:

Israeli tank fire that hit a school in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, wounding two 10-year-old boys.
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=10933&Cr=Palestin&Cr1

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Turkish PM: Israel treating Palestinians as Jews were treated 500 years ago
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/434727.html

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Proof, Negative: The Justice Department's triumphant victory over the Constitution:

The question is: Does this constitute a case against Padilla? Isn't it wacky that all this evidence˜released as a sop to an American public that's about had it with secrecy, abuse, and intimidation˜was itself obtained through secrecy, abuse, and intimidation?
slate.msn.com/id/2101632/

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You Have Rights — if Bush Says You Do:

After insisting for two years that details of the case of Jose Padilla, had to be kept secret, the Justice Department suddenly released detailed information on his interrogations and their results. What made this press conference particularly notable was its intended audience: the U.S. Supreme Court.
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-turley3jun03,1,4346441.story

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In case you missed it”:

Video: The Secret Government:

Bill Moyers, documents U.S. support of terrorist regimes and the brutality of Americas foreign policy.

This is a must watch
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm

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In case you missed it:

Ramsey Clark on American Militarism:

When I picture a high-ranking government official, I think of someone who is corrupt. I think of a corporate shill. I think of someone who is not a friend to the people of this country. I think of Lord Acton's famous line about power corrupting, and absolute power corrupting absolutely.
www.thesunmagazine.org/bully.html

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In case you missed it:

Operation Northwoods: “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba‰:

This Top Secret memorandum describes U.S. plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a U.S. invasion of Cuba. These proposals – included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, “sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated),‰ faking a Cuban airforce attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a “Remember the Maine‰ incident by blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/

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Administration Freed Terror Suspect :

Nabil al-Marabh was No. 27 on the FBI's list of terror suspects after Sept. The Bush administration set him free ˜ to Syria ˜ even though prosecutors had sought to bring criminal cases against him and judges openly expressed concerns about possible terrorist ties.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20040602/ap_on_re_us/terror_suspect_deported

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General's role in prison probe raises conflict worries:

The Army general who reported last fall there was no mistreatment at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq also commands the criminal investigators now pursuing the abuse cases, raising concerns about a potential conflict of interest.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2606332

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“Gift” bomb wounds seven Afghan policemen:

A bomb disguised as a gift for an Afghan police chief exploded at his headquarters in the eastern province of Nangharhar on Thursday, injuring at least seven members of his staff.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL299261.htm

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New hostage video a warning for Berlusconi's alliance with Bush:

The video, first shown on Qatar's Al Jazeera and rebroadcast on Italian networks late Wednesday, was clearly timed to coincide with Bush's visit and to heap maximum embarrassment on the two leaders.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040603/wl_mideast_afp/italy_us_bush_040603125718

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Protests banned in Paris for Bush visit:

France banned public protests in Paris for U.S. President George Bush's one-day meeting with President Jacques Chirac.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040603-090224-3320r.htm

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What would a John Kerry foreign policy look like?

In some ways a lot like one the current President's father could endorse
www.theatlantic.com/issues/2004/07/marshall.htm

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Bush Campaign Seeks Help From Thousands of Congregations:

The Bush campaign is seeking to enlist thousands of religious congregations around the country in distributing campaign information and registering voters, according to an e-mail message sent to many members of the clergy and others in Pennsylvania.
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/03/politics/campaign/03CHUR.html

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Bush Gives Contract to Tax Traitor/Campaign Donor:

The president went out of his way to lavish a massive government contract on a major campaign contributor, even though it specifically moved operations offshore to avoid paying U.S. taxes.
www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df06022004.html

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Facts and Figures: Wealth Patterns | Income Patterns | Health Patterns
inequality.org/facts.html

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1 YEAR & 54 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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6 Killed In Major Taliban Attack in South :

At least three Taliban fighters and three government soldiers were killed in the two pronged assault by militants on the headquarters of Shah Joy district overnight, one official said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5319444

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Five humanitarian workers killed in north Afghanistan :

Five humanitarian workers including three foreigners were killed when their vehicle was ambushed in northwest Afghanistan, an official said.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/88129/1/.html

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6 Killed As U.S. Fights Militants in Kufa :

Militants loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashed Wednesday with U.S. forces near a mosque in this Shiite holy city and in Baghdad, and officials said six Iraqis were killed and 40 others wounded.
www.fredericksburg.com/News/apmethods/apstory?urlfeed=D82UV5R01.xml

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4 Killed As Car Bomb Explodes in Baghdad :

Police Lt. Mohammed Abdul-Aziz said two Iraqis were killed and about 20 injured, but other preliminary estimates put the death toll at four.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8820-2004Jun2.html

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Palestinian killed in Israeli raid:

A Palestinian has been killed by helicopter fire during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank. Another seven Palestinians, including a five-year-old boy and his mother, were wounded during the raid.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AB18D15F-E414-42FC-AD4C-D562E64B8A18.htm

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Militants Allegedly Linked to Khobar Attack Killed:

Saudi forces killed on Wednesday two suspected militants the Interior Ministry said were linked to the weekend al Qaeda attack on the eastern oil city of Khobar in which 22 people died.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5322087

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U.S. Officer Injured in Gun Attack in Saudi Arabia :

A U.S. military officer suffered a gunshot wound after gunmen in Saudi Arabia opened fire on two vehicles leaving a military housing compound south of the capital, Riyadh, the U.S. embassy said.
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=ad8koY22cmNo&refer=us

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Army Issues Order to Stop U.S. Soldiers from Leaving:

The U.S. Army has issued an order preventing thousands of soldiers designated for duty in Iraq or Afghanistan from leaving the military even when their volunteer service commitment expires, officials said on Wednesday.
www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~6439~2187521,00.html

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Iraqi Death Toll Amounts to a Holocaust:

The actual Iraqi death toll is not being reported and publicly discussed. Ignoring mass human mortality in Iraq amounts to holocaust denial. pdf file
www.control.com.au/bi2004/255conScience.pdf

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Most Iraqis wary of nation's new government:

“This is unlikely to be seen by most Iraqis as a legitimate government because it wasn't elected by anybody, and I don't think anybody will view it as independent,” said Juan Cole, a professor of Middle East history at the University of Michigan
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/06/02/MNGU76VCIE1.DTL

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New Iraqi President Holds Tentative Grassroots Respect, Little Power :

The presidential role to be filled by Al-Yawer is ironically an all but powerless one under the mandate of the interim government, rendering one of the only politicians for whom Iraqis express significant respect a mere figurehead with no real ability to affect the changes to which they aspire.
newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=464

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Iraq resolution fails to garner full support:

UN Security Council members have expressed their concern over a revised resolution on post-occupation Iraq circulated by the US and the UK.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A5A42171-6570-4904-81A2-1CE15C900D39.htm

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Text: Iraq draft resolution:

The revised draft UN resolution on Iraq being circulated by the US and UK at the Security Council:
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3768769.stm

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Full Sovereignty in Iraq Might Not Be So :

The interim Iraqi government that takes power, will be more caretaking than autonomous, unable to do basic functions such as make laws or control military forces.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4158924,00.html

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When 'independence' means substituting colonial masters for local ones:

The men and women on the Iraqi governing council should know that they cannot play the British game again, precisely because it has already been played before. Their verbal attacks against the American occupation should fool no one
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&Article_id=4737

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Iraqis fail to regain control of oil revenue:

The latest Iraqi attempts to recover control of the country's oil revenues from the United States appear to have hit a dead end with a special delegation being rebuffed in its bid to secure UN help.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9E21D088-7317-45DF-BE62-7CE8BEB830B1.htm

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Chalmers Johnson, Questions for the President:

Please tell us: If we plan to return Iraq to the Iraqis, why is the U.S. currently building fourteen permanent bases there?
www.nationinstitute.org/tomdispatch/indexprint.mhtml?pid=1468

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Chalabi Reportedly Told Iran That U.S. Had Code:

Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi leader and former ally of the Bush administration, disclosed to an Iranian official that the United States had broken the secret communications code of Iran's intelligence service
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/02/politics/02CHAL.html?ex=1087144185&ei=1&en=20957811f3b9e601

tinyurl.com/ytkq7

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Iraqi group parades 'collaborators':

An Arab satellite channel has aired footage of a group of armed men threatening to kill an Egyptian and a Turkish prisoner if their countries do not condemn the US-led occupation in Iraq.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B3416C1B-7771-42D4-AE95-2F50132FF277.htm

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Colonial Violence Against Women in Iraq:

Secretary Powell's promises on Women‚s Day stood in stark contrast to the realities on the ground in Iraq. Mr. Powell is more concerned about “America‚s International image‰ than the welfare of the Iraqi people.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6272.htm

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Army noted Geneva Conventions violations in Iraq prisons last fall:

An Army general who visited Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq last fall complained that the military was violating international war standards by incarcerating common criminals along with insurgents
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-01-prison-abuse_x.htm

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U.S. Says Iran Hiding Nuke Bomb Program from UN:

The United States said on Wednesday that Iran continues to cover up a nuclear weapons program and that the latest report by the U.N. atomic watchdog had only made this more apparent.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5325324

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In case you missed it?:

Will Iran Be Next?:

Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3288.htm

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Mea culpa, that's what we want :

Where are the tumbrels for those who actually voted for war, dispatching other people's sons and daughters to kill and be killed on a hoax? No minister on either side of the Atlantic has lost their job over the war or the subsequent shameful conduct of the occupation.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1229422,00.html

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Rep. Ron Paul: Freedom vs. Security: A False Choice:

The obvious lesson of September 11th is that government cannot protect us. Self-reliance and self-defense are American virtues; trembling reliance on the illusion of government-provided security is not.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6271.htm

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Ray McGovern : Code Red :

What‚s going on?: “Intelligence‰ is being conjured up once again to serve the political purposes of the Bush administration. Merely recall the litany of spurious claims against Iraq, all said to have been based on the “solid sources‰
www.tompaine.com/articles/code_red_states.php

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New Padilla Info Not Part of Court Case :

Some outside lawyers were skeptical of the government's motive in releasing the information on Padilla two years after his arrest as a suspected “dirty bomber.”
www.portervillerecorder.com/articles/2004/06/02/ap/Headlines/d82ureog0.txt

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Jose Padilla, American Terrorist?:

Declassified document details al-Qaeda soldier's U.S. bomb plots
www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0601042padilla1.html

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Israel wants Iraq to pay compensation:

Israel looks set to pursue a compensation claim on behalf of Jews who left Iraq over 50 years ago, despite no such similar consideration for Palestinian refugees.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9C7587BA-2976-4ECA-9409-B3CA2D72515A.htm

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Israel: Nine more Border Policemen arrested for alleged abuse :

“The policemen, were arrested after the Justice Ministry's internal police investigation division were informed that the troops had made a practice of abusing, attacking, and beating Palestinians during operations to apprehend Palestinians who are in Israel without required permits,”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/434465.html

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Like sheep to the slaughter:

“If they had taken a pistol and shot us in the head, a bullet for each of us, it would have been less terrible than what they did to us. They took the bread from our mouths,” says Othman Jabarin, a resident of the Jimba cave village in the South Hebron Hills.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/434225.html

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A gift of dust and bones :

Sharon's plan for a pullout owes more to demographic shifts than a belated conversion to peace-making
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1229440,00.html

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 06/01/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/3efa9

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Rick MacArthur and Scott Ritter On The Lies of Our Times:

During the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, the New York Times served as a conveyor belt for the propaganda of the administration, cranking out stories rife with unsubstantiated claims and outright lies.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/01/142200

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Details Emerge on Stint by Chalabi Niece at 'NY Times' :

According to the article by Jane Mayer, “two months before the invasion began, the chief correspondent for the Times, Patrick E. Tyler, who was in charge of overseeing the paper's war coverage, hired Chalabi's niece
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000522848

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Will the NY Times Pay For Its Crimes?:

A few felons are still roaming the corridors of power at the Pentagon and the New York Times. Even the shrinking number of Americans who still believe that this Iraqi venture is a “good war” should be up in arms and demand an investigation.
www.dissidentvoice.org/June04/Amr0602.htm

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Rober Fisk Interview: Transcript:.

The interesting thing, when Sept 11th happened, and it was an international crime against humanity, and nobody said why!
www.kiwinews.co.nz/cgi-bin/editor/print.pl?article=4411

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In case you missed it?:

August 6, 2002: Briefing Depicted Saudis as Enemies :

A briefing given last month to a top Pentagon advisory board described Saudi Arabia as an enemy of the United States, and recommended that U.S. officials give it an ultimatum to stop backing terrorism or face seizure of its oil fields and its financial assets invested in the United States.
www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A47913-2002Aug5&notFound=true

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Think-tank warns of anti-Islam 'time bomb':

Growing Islamophobia in Britain in the wake of the September 11 attacks could lead to a dangerous backlash of riots and extremism, it was reported today.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=527306

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Total Information Awareness II?:

It is time for Gov. Jeb Bush and the federal government to provide solid privacy assurances to the public before continuing to use a computer database that was sold as a tool for criminal investigations but could be used as a back-door effort at data-mining for terrorist suspects.
www.sptimes.com/2004/05/31/Opinion/Total_Information_Awa.shtml

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Must do better:

His poll ratings have slumped and each day brings more bad news from Iraq, but George Bush has one big advantage in the coming campaign: a ponderous, uncharismatic challenger with no clear message
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1229376,00.html

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Bush Thanks Veterans, Then Cuts Their Health Care:

The Bush Administration announced new plans to slash veterans health care funding if it returns to power in 2005.
www.misleader.org/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df06012004.html

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Enron Traders Caught On Tape:

When a forest fire shut down a major transmission line into California, cutting power supplies and raising prices, Enron energy traders celebrated
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/01/eveningnews/main620626.shtml

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Saudi Gunmen Tricked Way to Freedom Deal -Adviser:

Saudi Arabia struck a deal to free three hostage-takers in a suspected al Qaeda attack at the weekend because it feared accomplices could blow up an entire housing compound, a Saudi security adviser said Tuesday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5314285

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Costs for Iraq war eat into U.S. deficits:

Even by Washington standards, the $119.4 billion that President Bush and Congress have provided for the first two years of the war in Iraq is real money.
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/06/01/costs_for_iraq_war_eat_into_us_deficits/

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Other things Iraq war funding can pay for:

It would take 3,785 years to spend $119.4 billion at the rate of $1 per second every day.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6270.htm

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Where Does Iraq Stand Among U.S. Wars?:

In total casualties — that is, combined dead and wounded — the U.S. military now has suffered more in Iraq than in the Spanish-American War. The wounded tally in Iraq — but not the death total — has surpassed the figures for the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3022-2004May30.html

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The Pentagon's New Map:

War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century: It explains why we're going to war, and why we'll keep going to war.
www.nwc.navy.mil/newrulesets/ThePentagonsNewMap.htm

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In case you missed it?: November 10, 2002 :

A New Age of Empire in the Middle East, Courtesy of the US and UK :

British Member of Parliament George Galloway says that a plan for the division of the Middle East is circulating in the corridors of power on both sides of the Atlantic. In a recent interview, Galloway asserted that ministers and eminent figures in the British government are deliberating the partition of the Middle East
www.commondreams.org/views02/1110-03.htm

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Coming Soon : The Return of the Draft, a Bipartisan Production: :

Barring a sudden reversal in the direction of US foreign policy, a strong bipartisan push to reinstate the draft can be expected soon after the November elections.
www.duckdaotsu.org/bipartisan_draft.html

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Pentagon can't seem to kill idea of military draft:

Defense officials say they don't want it. And polls show the American public doesn't either. So why do lawmakers keep suggesting that conscription be reconsidered?
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-06-01-military-draft_x.htm

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Czech troops to leave Iraq early next year: defense minister :

The Defense Ministry will submit the withdrawal proposal as soon as possible to the parliament
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/01/content_1501307.htm

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5,000 Marines Set for Rapid Deployment:

The deployment occurs in the fierce heat of summer and under an extraordinarily tight schedule, with troops expected to land in the war theater a few weeks after receiving orders.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/8810631.htm

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Border security contract worth up to $10 billion awarded to Bermuda company :

Accenture LLP, a technology and management consulting company, was awarded a government contract Tuesday worth up to $10 billion to develop and expand biometric technology for checking identities of foreigners visiting America.
www.mlive.com/newsflash/business/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?f0305_BC_BorderSecurity&&news&newsflash-financial

tinyurl.com/3c62s

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Oil futures hit all-time high:

The price for the July contract for New York's main futures prices was still up 1.92 dollars a barrel from Friday.
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9723091%255E1702,00.html

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MI5 Raises Terror Warning To “Severe” :

AL-QAEDA suicide truck bombers are planning to strike at a British military base in the next two months, according to secret intelligence reports.
www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/news/tm_objectid=14287620&method=full&siteid=106694&headline=mi5-raise-terror-warning-to—severe—name_page.html

tinyurl.com/2wdr9

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Hicks, Habib to be tried in US:

“Our view (the government) is that Mr Hicks and Mr Habib should be made to stand accountable for their actions before a proper authority and in this case the US military commission's established for this purpose,” Mr Ruddock told parliament.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/01/1086058846256.html

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Holding Egyptian as security risk four years called cruel :

Mohammad Mahjoub was arrested in June 2000 and has been held at the Toronto West Detention Centre, a jail that normally houses short-term inmates and has been dubbed Canada's Guantanamo Bay after the U.S. military prison in Cuba.
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=canada_home&articleID=1626122

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Date: 1 Jun 2004

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Scores killed in Somali clashes:

At least 31 people have been killed and about 40 others wounded amid clashes in the southern Somali town of Bulohawo, near the Kenyan border.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D1EF9822-FAC5-44FF-B0BD-B8A77744403F.htm

tinyurl.com/2demw

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At Least 25 Dead in Blast at Iraqi Kurdish Party HQ:

At least 25 people were killed and many wounded by an explosion which tore through the headquarters of a Kurdish party in Baghdad on Tuesday, police at the scene said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5308102

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Afghan Official Says U.S. Forces Kill Six Taliban:

U.S.-led troops killed six members of Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime in a raid on Tuesday in the southern province of Zabul, a provincial military official said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5308076

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Afghan Police Official Killed in Bomb Blast:

Afghan authorities say a senior police official in the eastern city of Jalalabad was killed when a bomb attached to his office chair exploded.
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=90155716-72A5-4F9F-941563EE2F022C89

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U.S. Marine Killed in Western Iraq:

A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force has been killed in action in western Iraq, the military said Tuesday.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/breaking_news/8809636.htm

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Seven abducted near Baghdad :

Two Polish contractors and five aides were today abducted near Baghdad, before one of the Poles escaped, a spokesman for their company said.
www.breakingnews.ie/2004/06/01/story150412.html

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Saudi Forces Fight Gunbattle with Militants:

Saudi forces fought a gun battle with militants Tuesday, stepping up a nationwide hunt after a suspected al Qaeda attack on the world's biggest oil exporter at the weekend.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5314158

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Profile of Sheikh Ghazi Ajil al-Yawar, who was appointed as Iraq's interim president.

He was reported as saying that Paul Bremer, the head of the US-led occupation authority, had offered him “several posts,” including ambassador to Washington, if he would pass up the presidency.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1229057,00.html

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Iraq's new prime minister says troops will stay :

Iraq's new prime minister is making it clear he wants troops from the U-S and other coalition countries to stay.
tinyurl.com/2qenz

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3rd of detainees who died were assaulted:

More than a third of the prisoners who died in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan were shot, strangled or beaten by U.S. personnel before they died, according to death certificates and a high-ranking U.S. military official.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-05-31-prison-abuse_x.htm

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Let's face up to it – we are torturers too:

Blair must answer fully to all the evidence of abuse by British troops
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1228581,00.html

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Australia: I was misled on abuse:

Howard: Prime Minister John Howard says he did not mislead the public about when Australian officials became aware of allegations about the serious abuse of Iraqi prisoners. The Defence Department has revealed that its officials first learnt of the allegations last October.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1120503.htm

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Australia: The white gloves of ignorance:

Once again, bureaucrats have taken the rap to protect the PM. John Howard has put on the white gloves of ignorance and blamed everyone else for not telling him about what he should have known of the Iraqi prisoner abuse.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/01/1086058847228.html#

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On-the-ground-reality TV:

Shocking footage of US military conduct in Iraq is available through major news services, yet the American public seldom sees what reporters see
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6269.htm

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Hawks Eating Crow :

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a “childish fantasy” about Iraq. Tucker Carlson is “ashamed” and “enraged” at himself. Tom Friedman, admitting to being “a little slow,” is finally off the reservation.
www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040607&s=alterman

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E-mail 'links Cheney to Halliburton deal':

The links between Dick Cheney and the Halliburton oil services company were under new scrutiny yesterday with the revelation of a Pentagon memo suggesting that the award to Halliburton of Iraq contracts was “co-ordinated” with the Vice-President's office.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=526956

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In Iraq, tribal justice fills the post-war power vacuum:

After his son was kidnapped by gang, father kidnaps ringleader in attempt to extort the extortionists
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=4716

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US hawks are forced to fly back into the House of Saud:

The Bush administration and the House of Saud are being thrown back into each other's arms by the crisis in Iraq and the attacks on westerners in Saudi Arabia.
tinyurl.com/ywo7j

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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Oil surges to record high $42.38 after Saudi attack:

U.S. oil prices surged over $2 to set successive record highs on Tuesday
www.forbes.com/newswire/2004/06/01/rtr1391087.html

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OPEC Has Already Turned to the Euro:

As the dollar's rate of exchange continues to fall against the world's major currencies, there has been much speculation about the likely knock-on effect. One area receiving a lot of attention is crude oil in general, and OPEC in particular.
goldmoney.com/en/commentary/2004-02-18.html

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The spooks owe us all an apology:

The Chalabi affair exposes a massive failure of intelligence. Last year he was America's most favoured Iraqi president-in-waiting. This year he's toast – and in a jam. “It's pretty clear that Iranians had us for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” according to a ubiquitous “intelligence source” in Washington.
politics.guardian.co.uk/columnist/story/0,9321,1228161,00.html

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American contractors' role in Chalabi raid revealed:

Eight armed American contractors paid by a US State Department program went on the raid, directing and encouraging the Iraqi policemen who, witnesses say, ripped out computers, turned over furniture and smashed photographs.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855436368.html

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An empire of denial:

The US is choosing to ignore the fact that it is to blame for the stifling of global democracy
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1228578,00.html

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The lying game:

An A-Z of the Iraq war and its aftermath, focusing on misrepresentation, manipulation, and mistakes
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=526965

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Courting Disaster: Bush‚s Real Strategy in Iraq:

President Bush‚s strategy in Iraq is now clear. And I don‚t mean the five-point rehash of existing platitudes found in his recent “major‰ speech at the Army War College. I‚m talking about the real, behind-the-scenes plan.
www.independent.org/tii/news/040601Eland.html

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Electorate Is Wising Up to the Iraq Blunder:

Despite Bush's claim again last week that occupied Iraq is “the central front in the war on terror,” the grim consequences of this colonial-style adventure have finally gotten through to an electorate that understandably invested a huge amount of trust in him after 9/11.
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-scheer1jun01,1,7772670.column

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The Choice This Year Is Between Empire and Democracy:

I can say categorically that Hitler had (or at least his people believed he had) a Vision. It was a vision of a world at peace (for 1000 years, no less), a world purified of disruptive or “undesirable” people, a world united in what Hitler called “A New Christianity,”
www.commondreams.org/views04/0531-08.htm

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Rumsfeld-military ties worsen :

Retired officers and defence analysts say the problems have worsened during a war in which critics accuse Mr Rumsfeld's team of neglecting to provide enough troops to stabilise Iraq after ousting Saddam Hussein.
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,253897,00.html

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Robert Novak: U.S. is lost in Afghanistan:

The handful of valiant American warriors fighting the ''other'' war in Afghanistan is not a happy band of brothers. They are undermanned and feel neglected, lack confidence in their generals and are disgusted by Afghan political leadership.
www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak31.html

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Bushido: The Way Of The Armchair Warrior:

Knowledge is not important. The armchair warrior strives to attain a state beyond knowledge, a state of deep, non-knowing connection to the universe: in particular, to that portion of the universe which is rich, powerful, or related to him by blood.
newyorker.com/shouts/content/?040607sh_shouts

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Get Bush twins to enlist:

President's daughters could flourish with service and show that war is everyone's responsibility
www.freep.com/voices/columnists/eearls1_20040601.htm

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Betrayal in the Ranks:

Thousands of women have been sexually assaulted in the United States military. Thousands more have been abused by their military husbands or boyfriends. And then they are victimized again. This time, the women are betrayed by the military itself.
www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,0,36%257E30137%257E,00.html

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The Fruits of Saint George :

The Christian Right needs to take a long, hard look at George W. Bush and decide “What Would Jesus Do?”
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=754

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Evangelicals Give U.S. Foreign Policy An Activist Tinge: Michael Horowitz was named one of the 10 most influential Christians of the year in 1997 by a Southern Baptist magazine. The only catch: He's Jewish.
online.wsj.com/article_email/article_print/0,,SB108552288320121114-INje4NhlaF3nJ2nanmIaquDm5,00.html

tinyurl.com/3dvoc

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In case you missed it:

Ethicists Debate Morality and Foreign Policy:

Most Americans reject the notion that Bush is leading the United States on a religious crusade, but many Muslims and even some Europeans see the president as “a God-driven cowboy,”
pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=1995

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U.S.: Suspect Sought to Blow Up Buildings:

The documents said al-Qaida officials were sceptical of Islam convert Padilla‚s ability to set off a dirty bomb but were very interested in the apartment operation.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4156465,00.html

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Paul Krugman: Dooh Nibor Economics:

The Washington Post got hold of an Office of Management and Budget memo that directed federal agencies to prepare for post-election cuts in programs that George Bush has been touting on the campaign trail. These include nutrition for women, infants and children; Head Start; and homeland security.
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/01/opinion/01KRUG.html

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IOF Wounds a Woman and Girl in Balata, Demolishes Houses in Qarara:

Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot and wounded late on yesterday night a Palestinian woman and a little girl in the West Bank refugee camp of Balata, near Nablus City, as other IOF troops razed arable lands in the Gaza Strip town of Al-Qarara.
www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2004/2004_06/001.html

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Turkey ‚s Premier: Israel‚s Assassination Policy ŒState-Sponsored Terrorism‚ :

Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, strongly criticized yesterday the Israeli assassination policy, being adopted against Palestinian resistance members, considering such a policy a Œstate-sponsored terrorism‚.
www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2004/2004_06/005.html

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The painful lesson Israel learned about torture :

“The methods of interrogation which are employed in any given regime are a faithful mirror of the character of the entire regime.”
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=522600.html

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Israel has no evidence Colombian militia leader is in country :

The militia leader disappeared from Colombia on February 16 after the country's militias agreed to a government demand to disband. Castano, 39, was first moved to Panama under American guard and then sent to Israel, according to the French news agency's report.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/434028.html

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Israeli Arab rights center calls to forbid talk of transfer :

Thousands of Israeli Arab citizens are suffering from increasing racism, xenophobia, incitement and violence, according to the annual Racism in Israel 2004 report released Tuesday
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/434087.html

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Creating a 'secure Israel':

Several mechanisms have been advanced to link Israeli security and the invasion of Iraq. Some say that neo-conservatives do indeed want to “install” democracy in Iraq. – Leo Strauss, the father of US neo-conservatism, tells us, however, that democratic masses are susceptible to political charlatans and innately anti-Semitic
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FF02Ak03.html

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It's business as usual:

On its face, President George W Bush's recent endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's land grab in the occupied territories makes little sense. It has stirred rage in the Arab world, where, according to US ally Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, “there exists a hatred of Americans never equaled in the region”.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FF02Ak04.html

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Kerry's support for Israel repels Arab voters:

A raft of statements by Kerry lauding President George W. Bush's unequivocal support of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has alienated some in a community that, though relatively small, is strategically situated in certain states expected to be closely contested in the November election.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=4729

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High Court: Release report on Netanyahu fraud scandal :

The High Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Attorney General Menachem Mazuz must release former State Prosecutor Edna Arbel's position paper recommending that Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for fraud and breach of trust over violations allegedly committed in the early 1990s.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/434034.html

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For the good of U.S., as well as Iraq, President Bush should bow out:

When Lyndon Johnson could have sought re-election, he decided that new leadership was needed to deal with the mess in Vietnam, so he announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election. I suggest that George W. Bush make the same decision.
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/8809287.htm

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Soros Admits Donating $16 Million to Defeat Bush :

It amounts to the largest in-kind donation to a political candidate in American history.
www.newsmax.com/printer.cfm?page=http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/5/31/192555.shtml

tinyurl.com/2f77k

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The Big Money Election :

For anyone who wants to reduce the role of big money in politics, the 2004 election is an object lesson in how not to solve the problem.
www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040614&s=editors

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Clinton to rescue Kerry's campaign:

The Kerry camp has decided that Mr Clinton's personal charisma is needed to bolster the appeal of Senator Kerry, who has been accused of running a lacklustre campaign and failing to take advantage of President Bush's problems in Iraq.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/05/30/1085855434593.html?from=storylhs

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Six Firms Control, Exceed U.S. Oil Leases :

A single New Mexico family and a dozen big oil companies, including one once headed by Commerce Secretary Don Evans, now control one-quarter of all federal lands leased for oil and gas development in the continental United States despite a law intended to prevent such concentration, federal records show.
customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OIL_LEASES_1ST_LD_WRITE
THRU?SITE=APWEB&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

tinyurl.com/2kmpe

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Concerns rise over chemicals as targets:

Homeland Security watchdogs call them “prepositioned weapons of mass destruction” for terrorists: huge tanks of concentrated deadly gases that the chemical industry stores near densely populated areas and that railroads bring through cities en route to somewhere else.
www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2004/
06/01/concerns_rise_over_chemicals_as_targets?mode=PF

tinyurl.com/2tbkl

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5,000 Hmong refugees expected:

A wave of immigration unparalleled in recent history will begin late this month when the first of thousands of Hmong refugees make their way from a Buddhist
www.startribune.com/stories/462/4804835.html

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