Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of July 2003 – Part 2
Venezuela Refuses To Sign Agreement With US Over ICC:

The United States suspended more than 47 million dollars in military aid to 35 countries on Tuesday for their failure or refusal to give US citizens immunity from the ICC.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2003-07/05/content_955487.htm

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Iraq: The Human Toll :

Much of the suffering and loss of ordinary Iraqi civilians was left untold. Until now. Here, in a compelling dispatch, award-winning foreign correspondent Ed Vulliamy goes in search of their stories.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4016.htm

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Even loyal Britain can no longer tolerate America's abuse of human rights at Camp X-Ray

http://www.sundayherald.com/35083

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Confess or die, US tells jailed Britons:

The two British terrorist suspects facing a secret US military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay will be given a choice: plead guilty and accept a 20-year prison sentence, or be executed if found guilty.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,992467,00.html

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Weapons of Mass Compliance:

Now at a tech lab near you, agony-inducing tools that will control your disorderly tendencies and blast those riotous urges.

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/33/features-ehrenreich.php

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A Dramatic Reading of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States with James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Kurt Vonnegut, Danny Glover, Harris Yulin and others

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4015.htm

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IDF Using PA Jeeps: the Israel Defense Forces have been given expensive jeeps stolen from the Palestinians.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=
314797&contrassID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

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Syria says no peace in Mideast until Israel gets rid of nuclear weapons

http://www.canada.com/news/story.asp?id=F7BFA903-74AF-41AD-A759-8B68A9E5C55D

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Pakistan Could Send 2 Brigades to Iraq:

President Pervez Musharraf yesterday said his nation had agreed „in principle‰ to send a limited number of troops to Iraq.

http://tinyurl.com/g3s2

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Witnesses say British Journalist Shot Dead In Iraq

http://www.adn.com/24hour/world/story/935525p-6528045c.html

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Female suicide bombers kill at least 14 at Moscow rock festival

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/07/05/international1413EDT0548.DTL

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US, Egypt and others undermine the International Criminal Court

Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Maher has stated that the US and Egypt have signed an agreement providing for preventing the handing over of convicted persons of the two countries citizens to the International Criminal Court for war crimes trials. [Looks like Egypt may be getting an increase in US aid?]

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/030705/2003070504.html

Other articles on this topic: http://tinyurl.com/g3qv

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From The Archives: American billions keep Arab regimes sweet:

How much does it cost to produce this kind of subservience? In Egypt's case, $3bn (£1.9bn) in US aid and other credits, plus another $1bn in gifts.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1789.htm

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Bigger Than Watergate!: How To Rig An Election In The United States.

The story you are about to read is in this writer's view the biggest political scandal in American history.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4031.htm

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Liberian Troops Block US Military Mission:

Gun-waving Liberian troops blocked a U.S. military team from entering a refugee camp on Tuesday.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=DUQ0JRD43DJBACRBAEOCFEY?type=
topNews&storyID=3054412

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Another 'Saddam' Tape Aired:

"The American administration and their followers will be driven away, and may God curse them until doomsday"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3054666.stm

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Text Of New 'Saddam Broadcast'

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4034.htm

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Defense Lawyers In Guantanamo Trial Is Top Bush Aid:

His appointment by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to defend al-Qaeda suspects has already caused major disquiet among human rights groups and MPs.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4032.htm

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US Free To Tap Hicks' Calls:

WASHINGTON has cleared the way to eavesdrop on private phone conversations between Australian Taliban fighter David Hicks and lawyers.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4033.htm

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Eight U.S. Soldiers Killed In Iraq:

N.B: This report is unconfirmed.

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-07/08/article02.shtml

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Seven US Troops Injured in Iraq Attacks

http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/apmethods/apstory?urlfeed=D7S5D1TO0.xml

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A Familiar War Scenario:

It used to be that every time a U.S. soldier was killed in a traffic accident, it was a major news story. Now it's just "Another Marine got killed today."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4030.htm

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White House Backs Off Claim on Iraqi Buy:

White House Violates Goebble's rule: Never Admit a Lie.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23777-2003Jul7.html?nav=hptop_tb

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The Phoney War And The Unanswered Questions

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=422729

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More Evidence Bush Misled Nation: In other words, Bush lied.

http://www.thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?bid=3&pid=800

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The Insiders Are Coming Out:

When an Imperial Presidency is guarded in Congress by political allies who hold the majority, it becomes almost completely unassailable.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/printer_070803A.shtml

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Should Antiwar Activists Begin More Aggressive Non-Violence? A former CIA official says yes!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4029.htm

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Three U.S. Soldiers Wounded in Separate Blasts: in an increasingly bloody guerrilla campaign against occupation forces in the Sunni Muslim heartland.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25036-2003Jul8.html?nav=hptop_ts

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In Postwar Iraq, the Battle Widens:

A growing number of military specialists, and some lawmakers, are voicing concern about trends in Iraq.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17958-2003Jul6.html

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Grisly Death Enrages Town In Iraq:

The gruesome death of an Iraqi man whose head was shot off inflamed anti-American rage in the volatile town of

Ramadi

http://www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?section=int&page=news_inhalt&news_id=4013690

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Liberian Says U.S. Backs His Enemies:

He also added a surprising coda to his promise to step down, calling his exile a brief "cooling-off period" before a return to Liberian politics.

http://tinyurl.com/gbei

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Our fake patriots: Britain is fast becoming Bush's doormat - so why isn't the British right saying a word?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4028.htm

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Katherine Harris victim of Net rumor:

Website said she was dead in plane crash in Canada.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33468

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New blow to Blair over Iraq:

Minister Tony Blair's claim that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction will be found eventually was dealt a massive blow last night after it was revealed that the Foreign Office no longer believes they exist.

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,6711085,00.html

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Indonesia Warned U.S. About Bin Laden In 1998:

Indonesia warned the United States that Osama bin Laden was plotting the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks three years before they occurred, the country's spy chief said Wednesday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4048.htm

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America's Spy Software Scandal:

Did Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden have access to a U.S. computer tracking program that enabled them to monitor our intelligence-gathering efforts and financial transactions?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4046.htm

See Also Riddle As U.S. Spy Chief Quits

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article4025.htm

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Bush Was Told Before His State Of The Union Address:

An intelligence consultant who was present at two White House briefings where the uranium report was discussed confirmed that the President was told the intelligence was questionable and that his national security advisors urged him not to include the claim in his State of the Union address.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4047.htm

Other articles on this topic

http://tinyurl.com/ggjs

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Iraq civilian body count passes 6,000 [Over twice as many people as were killed on 9/11]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4044.htm

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The REAL Cost Of The War in Iraq

How the billions of $ used to kill Iraqi civilians could have been used to improve the lives of millions of Americans.

http://www.costofwar.com/

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Blair: Tense About Tenses:

Backtracking like crazy, the UK government is in a real dilemma. The US has let the cat out of the bag and left Blair swinging in the wind.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4045.htm

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Great Danger in Believing Junk History

Nothing exemplifies the topic of junk history better than the made-for-mass consumption notions concerning Islam and its relationship to the „Judeo-Christian West‰

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4042.htm

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The sixth annual Muzzle Awards:

The sixth annual Muzzle Awards, which single out 10 enemies of free speech and personal liberties, come amid a wave of repression.

http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/top/features/documents/02990201.htm

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Crash Caused Lynch's ' Horrific Injuries'

The Army's 15-page report officially will debunk accounts that Pfc. Lynch emptied two revolvers at her attackers and was shot and stabbed before being taken prisoner of war.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030709-121049-4754r.htm

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U.S. Might Ask NATO To Take Over Control Of Iraq Occupation:

Administration seeking to cut American presence.

http://tinyurl.com/gfon

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UNderappreciated: Despite its right-wing U.S. critics, the UN often succeeds.

http://www.prospect.org/print/V14/7/pauken-h.html

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Conservatives' Core Duty On WMD

It is entirely fair to ask the administration, where are the WMD? This is not the government created by the Founders. This is not the government that any believer in liberty should favor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0708/p09s01-coop.html

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Bush And The $15 Billion Aids Lie:

His 2003 budget requested only $1.9bn - an increase of just $450m on what was spent in 2002 and a third less than the $3bn a year implied by the State of the Union promise.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4043.htm

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White House Admits Iraq Uranium Claim Forged:

President Bush's claim in his State of the Union address in January that Iraq tried to buy uranium from the African nation of Niger was based on forged information, the White House National Security Council said on Tuesday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4036.htm

More on this topic

http://tinyurl.com/gd71

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Bush ' Warned Over Uranium Claim'

The CIA warned the US Government that claims about Iraq's nuclear ambitions were not true months before President Bush used them to make his case for war, the BBC has learned.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4041.htm

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Is Niger the smoking gun? Blair under fire as White House rejects British intelligence claiming Iraq tried to buy uranium.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4037.htm

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. A Must Read

: Why Blair can't issue the Mother of All Apologies:

From the moment that Mr and Mrs Blair dined with Bill and Hillary Clinton at the Pont de la Tour restaurant in 1997 and fell in love with the American presidency, the path to British compliance in the conquest of Iraq was inevitable. Britain under Mr Blair would follow Washington wherever its interventionist zeal might take it

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4038.htm

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A Must Read

Bush in the bush:

Will he tell his Senegalese hosts that many of the descendants of those millions of slaves who started out in chains four hundred years ago, ended up in chains in 21st century America?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4040.htm

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A Must Read

The Other War:

Over the past century, the American government has evolved into a marriage of global companies, the American political class, and the Pentagon, with corporations increasingly the dominant partner. The corporate state they are working to create is formally based on democratic rhetoric, constitutionalism, and free elections, but it is profoundly anti-democratic in practice.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4039.htm

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Court Rejects Bid to Stop Cheney Lawsuit :

A federal appeals court today rejected Vice President Dick Cheney's bid to keep secret the workings of his energy task force.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26381-2003Jul8.html?referrer

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Bush's War Against Evil:

Having forthrightly set out to rid the world of evil, first in Afghanistan, then in Iraq, has the United States, willy-nilly, become an instrument of evil?

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/189/oped/Bush_s_war_against_evil+.shtml

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Dissertation Could Be Security Threat:

Gorman's work has become so compelling that companies want to seize it, government officials want to suppress it, and al Qaeda operatives -- if they could get their hands on it -- would find a terrorist treasure map.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23689-2003Jul7.html

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Confusion over Islamic Jihad bombing claim:

Leaders of the organisation based in the Gaza strip said they knew nothing of the attack, and that they were still keeping to their 10-day old ceasefire

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1429_W_914640,00.html

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Big Brother Gets a Brain:

The Pentagon's Plan for Tracking Everything That Moves. Not in the far-off, dystopian future. But here, and soon.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4035.htm

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On Goree Island, Bush Visit Sparks Anger: Residents herded LIKE SLAVES away from Bush.

http://tinyurl.com/gch0

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U.S. Report On 9/11 To Be ' Explosive'

The report will show that top Bush administration officials were warned in the summer of 2001 that the al Qaeda terrorist network had plans to hijack aircraft and launch a ``spectacular attack.''

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4056.htm

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A Diplomat's Undiplomatic Truth: They Lied

They may have finally found the smoking gun that nails the culprit responsible for the Iraq war. Unfortunately, the incriminating evidence wasn't left in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces but rather in Vice President Dick Cheney's office.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5354.htm

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Was War Based On A Lie? Ask Cheney:

If intelligence information was manipulated by the Bush administration, which members of the administration were involved in the manipulation? A good place for the Senate to start looking for answers is in the office of Vice President Dick Cheney.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4055.htm

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Two More Troops Killed as Bush Admits Iraq Has Security Problem

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3055357.stm

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Military Operations in Iraq Cost Nearly $4 Billion a Month

Rumsfeld Doubles Estimate for Cost of Troops in Iraq: Cost estimates for the Iraq campaign had reached $3.9 billion per month, on average from this past January through September.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36302-2003Jul10.html?nav=hptop_ts

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White House ' Lied About Saddam Threat'

A former US intelligence official who served under the Bush administration in the build-up to the Iraq war accused the White House yesterday of lying about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,995188,00.html

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The Niger Connection: What We Know, What We Don't Know, And What We May Never Be Told.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=423258

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John Pilger: WMD Will Be On Blair's Political Headstone

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4053.htm

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A Nation That Closes Its Eyes Is Sure To Stumble Sometime:

History has clearly shown that the ultimate weapon of mass destruction for any society is ignorance.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4051.htm

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Hamas Warns Truce Doomed Unless Prisoners Freed

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3064402

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Iraq Weapons ' Unlikely To Be Found'

Senior figures inside Whitehall no longer believe weapons of mass destruction are likely to turn up in Iraq, the BBC has learned.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3054549.stm

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Row Over Weapons Allegations Threatens To Turn The Iraq Conflict Into Liability For Bush:

The long-cowed Democrats are finally pitching in. "The whole world knew this was a fraud," Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, the senior Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said of the documents.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=423254

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Rumsfeld: Iraq War Not About Banned Weapons:

The United States didn't declare war on Iraq because of evidence of banned weapons, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday. [Rumsfeld continues to lie and distort the facts as he casts aside any pretence of respect for American citizens.]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4050.htm

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Vote Fraud And The Bankruptcy Of The United States

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ARTICLE3/index.html

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Democrats, Republicans Awash In Funds From Corporate Criminals:

Corporate criminals gave $7.2 million to Republicans (77 percent) and $2.1 million to Democrats (23 percent), the report found.

http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/

Full report in PDF format

http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/ccrreport.pdf

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Continuing Jobless Claims at 20-Year High

The number of jobless Americans receiving benefits hit its highest point in over 20 years last month, and new claims for jobless aid unexpectedly rose again last week, the government said on Thursday.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37128-2003Jul10.html

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How Important Is African Oil?

The oil sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest growing in the world.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3054948.stm

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Robertson Defends Liberia's President :

He said he has "written off in my own mind" an $8 million investment in a gold mining venture that he made four years ago under an agreement with Taylor's government.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A35786-2003Jul9?

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9/11 Inquiry Alleges Witness Intimidation:

It's beginning to look like some type of a cover-up."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/september11/story/0,11209,994933,00.html

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LA Police Brutality Trial Opens

Just like the Rodney King beating, this latest incident was also captured on videotape.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3054741.stm

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An article titled "Bush Was Told Before His State Of The Union Address" which appeared on this web site 07/09/03 was a hoax. Please see: I hate it when I've been had and I've been had big time

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_2529.shtml

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Nelson Mandela, Speaks About President Bush:

Why Nelson Mandela Flew Out Of South Africa As President Bush Arrived

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4049.htm

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Investigative Report: Drilling and Killing:

Chevron and Nigeria‚s Oil Dictatorship.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4066.htm

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Handouts from the slavemaster:

Beware of geeks bearing gifts, as the old saying almost put it.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4067.htm

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Furor Over CIA Role in WMD Claim:

CIA officials warned members of the president‚s National Security Council staff the intelligence was not good enough to make the flat statement Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/06/25/iraq/main560449.shtml

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Italian Connection is Key to Niger Connection:

Did the U.S. use Italian intelligence to con British intelligence into believing what U.S. intelligence knew to be a lie ˜ that Iraq sought uranium from Africa for use in a nuclear weapons program?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4063.htm

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9/11: The unanswered questions:

It’s one thing to accuse the Bush administration of crass incompetence and another to accuse it of actual complicity through a process of 'benign neglect' but either way, it casts an entirely different light on the subsequent events, and the rationale for the attack and occupation of both Afghanistan and Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4064.htm

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Digging for dirt:

If the American people conclude that American soldiers have died because the administration has lied, it will be extremely serious"

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EG11Ak02.html

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From the September dossier to yesterday's backtrack: a truth- spotter's guide to how official language has changed.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=423530

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Mr. Bush, You Are A Liar:

Death knows no political affiliation, and a bloody lie is a bloody lie is a bloody lie. The time has come for Congress to fulfill their constitutional duties in this matter, to defend the nation and the soldiers who live and die in her service.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4061.htm

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Bush points finger at CIA

The White House has blamed the US Central Intelligence Agency over a false accusation that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa.

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1429_W_917714,00.html

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Pat Buchanan: Who Forged It?:

Congress should find out who that enemy is. With American kids dying in a new war in Iraq that has no end in sight, we have a right to know who deceived the president -- who lied us into war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4065.htm

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As plans keep failing, Bush restates 'em . .

The Bush White House is run on a business model. The President is the CEO. He delegates to others. It therefore should come as no surprise that President Bush is doing what other CEOs do when they get into trouble.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4062.htm

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Questioning lies = " attempts to rewrite history" Says Mr. Bush

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35606-2003Jul9.html

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U.S. cannot ignore the writing on Iraqi walls

The Bush administration's search for troops from Third World countries to enforce Washington's writ in Iraq as U.S. troops face pockets of angry resistance illustrates an important aspect to an otherwise failing policy.

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/opinion.asp?ArticleID=92258

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How Israel Uses The Christian Right To Manipulate US Foreign Policy

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4059.htm

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Israel demanding halt to Iran's enriched uranium production:

Israel is now demanding that the international community bring the enriched uranium production in Iran to a complete halt.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/316852.html

See Also WILL IRAN BE NEXT?

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article3288.htm

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Feds Search 18 Firms in Iran Arms Probe

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-US-Iran-Arms-Shipments.html

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Sharon shuns BBC over documentary

Ariel Sharon has barred the BBC from his meeting with the British press during a visit to London next week.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,995987,00.html

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Pollard recruiter resurfaces in U.S.

The Israeli recruiter of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has reemerged on American soil and is being scrutinized by the FBI, according to well-placed intelligence and law enforcement sources.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030710-051335-8380r.htm

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Ron Paul: Neo – CONNED !

"The country is broke, but no one in Washington seems to notice or care"

http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2003/cr071003.htm

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The GOP's Liberian Connection:

What is the basis for Americas "special relationship" with Liberia?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4060.htm

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Holy war called for in Iraq:

An unknown group in Iraq has called for jihad, or holy war, against US occupying forces, issuing a death threat to all Iraqis working with the US-led authorities.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1385874,00.html

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Human rights under siege worldwide:

To gain Russian support over Iraq and Iran, the Americans and the British have downplayed Russian repression in Chechnya.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?eo20030709hc.htm

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Working life is becoming more precarious for millions of US people

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16370

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CBS: Bush Knew Iraq Info Was False

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/06/25/iraq/main560449.shtml

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Row over conflict's legality as Blair retreats:

The Attorney General, was under mounting pressure last night to state whether the war in Iraq was illegal because no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have been found.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=423532

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Where is Iraq War Instigator, Richard Perle?

Could he be hiding out in his beloved Israel, in a safe house provided by Benjamin Netanyahu

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4057.htm

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Bubba Bush: The Philosopher King:

You wouldn't really need to lie to Georgie Bush to get him to go along with the program. Just write the checks and tell him what to say. And that's his philosophy in a nutshell

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4058.htm

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Soldier recuperates from anti-U.S. grenade attack in Iraq: Family on edge as son awaits "multiple surgeries"

http://www.blackmountainnews.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=1000&format=html

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A Must Read

It’s time to turn our eyes back home:

Could it be that our leaders want to divert our attention from the real problems here at home?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4089.htm

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Riverside Conversations:

A must see for insight into Americas financial future, China, globalization and state of world economy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4088.htm

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The Real Winners:

A rogue's gallery of war profiteers.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4090.htm

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The Coming Financial Reality:

The question that needs to be asked today concerns just how America is going to avoid paying its debts.

http://www.counterpunch.org/schaefer07122003.html

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9/11: Connecting the dots:

"At present the United States faces no global rival. America's grand strategy should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible." Project for the New American Century

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4093.htm

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A Question Of Trust:

The CIA's Tenet takes the fall for a flawed claim in the State of the Union, but has Bush's credibility taken an even greater hit?

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030721-464405,00.html

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How the Land of the Free Became the Dinosaur in the Tar Pit

http://www.buzzflash.com/farrell/03/07/08.html

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Muslim leaders in Iraq sound warning against US:

Sunni leader talks of jihad in six months

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,199425,00.html

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US Faces High Price for NATO Role in Postwar Iraq:

Not even US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld seemed to know whether his government had actually asked NATO to send troops to help the beleaguered US-led occupation in Iraq

http://tinyurl.com/gt56

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Shabby cause to shed blood:

The bad news is that the Japanese government wants to send troops to Iraq. The good news is that this time Tokyo has probably gone too far.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4092.htm

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India not to send troops to Iraq:

The internal debate within the Government is over and "on balance of considerations", the decision is that it will not be in India's national interest to send its troops to Iraq.

http://www.hinduonnet.com/stories/2003071305290100.htm

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Is American foreign policy a threat to its very security?

There are two basic reasons why anti-Americanism is becoming a global culture: US foreign policy and the persona of President Bush.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4091.htm

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Ralph Nader Says Bush Impeachable on Iraq War

http://tinyurl.com/gt4z

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Blair seeks new powers to attack rogue states:

Blair has involved British troops in five conflicts overseas in his six years in office, and appears to be willing to take part in many more.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4081.htm

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CIA Got Uranium Reference Cut in Oct. Why Bush Cited It In Jan. Is Unclear

http://tinyurl.com/grxe

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The Uranium Fiction:

The White House has a lot of explaining to do.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4087.htm

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Blair ignored CIA weapons warning:

In a remarkable letter released last night, the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, reveals a catalogue of disputes between the two countries, lending more ammunition to critics of the war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4083.htm

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Bush overstated Iraq links to al-Qaida, former intelligence officials say

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/193/wash/Bush_overstated_Iraq_links_to_:.shtml

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20 Lies About the War:

Falsehoods ranging from exaggeration to plain untruth were used to make the case for war. More lies are being used in the aftermath.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4082.htm

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Terror Suspect's Lawyer Blasts U.S. Gov't :

A lawyer for an Australian terror suspect accused the United States in an interview aired Sunday of staging a "Stalinist show trial" in order to convict and possibly execute him quickly.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49182-2003Jul12.html

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The Time for Nonviolence Has Come:

There is not one superpower in the world today, but two: the militarized United States on the one hand, and the millions of ordinary people, including many Americans, who yearn to devote their energies to a humane future. Which will win?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4086.htm

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

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MSNBC Poll: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Click here to vote

http://www.msnbc.com/news/938046.asp

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Belgium Scraps War Crimes Law Which Angered US

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=
574&ncid=721&e=1&u=/nm/20030712/wl_nm/belgium_law_dc

See also: U.S. Charged With War Crimes. The Evidence File

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3450.htm

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Robert Fisk: US Leans On Belgians to Spare Sharon From Trial

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4084.htm

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Why The Middle East Conflict Continues To Exist:

If there were no oil, would there have been an Arab-Israeli conflict? As long as the Arabs and Jews are blaming each other, the foreigners' role will go unnoticed- as will their profits.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4085.htm

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N Korea 'reprocesses' nuclear rods that could produce enough plutonium for several atom bombs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3062171.stm

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The Fundamental Fallacy of Government:

Government is a monopoly of force. Why is it that most people favor such a monopoly?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4080.htm

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Our President Is A Criminal:

The campaign in furtherance of the conspiracy to defraud the public into buying the Iraq war is one of the the most cynical abuses of power in U.S. history. It deserves to be treated as such.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4073.htm

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Trading on fear:

From the start, the invasion of Iraq was seen in the US as a marketing project. Selling 'Brand America' abroad was an abject failure; but at home, it worked. PR analysts Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber explain how it worked.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4072.htm

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Death By Slow Burn: How America Nukes Its Own Troops:

What „Support Our Troops‰ really means.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4074.htm

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Why Has Our Military Refused to Show This Training Video To Our Troops Now Serving In Iraq?

Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3581.htm

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The U.S. Government's Silent Genocide:

History will recall the U.S. legacy in Afghanistan -- to capture one man, an entire nation of innocent people were sentenced to a slow, painful death by low-level radiation sickness.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4075.htm

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"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?) It won the Academy Award for best documentary.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4078.htm

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Truman attacked Jews in diary:

President's rant startles scholars 1947 writings found in library.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4076.htm

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Truman Adviser Recalls May 14,1948 US Decision to Recognize Israel

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4077.htm

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Blair calls off medal ceremony in US:

The Prime Minister and the President scrapped the ceremony as it would have triggered a furious backlash in Britain where controversy over the war is raging.

http://tinyurl.com/gqiy

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Suicides among U.S. soldiers in Iraq should be investigated

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1351549

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AUTHORITARIANS GONE WILD:

Will George W. Bush put the kibosh on elections in the United States next year?

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/030710/7/4mx3n.html

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White House refuses to release Sept. 11 info:

"The White House is continuing a trend of presenting obstacles to us rather than cooperating with us," said Tim Roemer, a member of the independent commission investigating Sept. 11.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/5792329.htm

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Bush's Data Dump: The administration is hiding bad economic news. Here's how.

http://slate.msn.com/id/2085481/

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War-weary troops long for home:

For every death, there are at least a dozen other attacks that do not make the daily press bulletins.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3055553.stm

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'No real planning for postwar Iraq'

Officials didn't develop any real postwar plans because they believed that Iraqis would welcome U.S. troops with open arms and Washington could install a favored Iraqi exile as the country's leader.

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6285262.htm

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Give Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz the boot: Both should be fired. Here's why.

http://tinyurl.com/gqaw

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Tenet, Takes The Fall For Bush

http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-usiraq12jul12,0,5002133.story

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Spies take rap for Howard on Iraq:

All three governments of the coalition of the willing drew on intelligence citing an Iraq-Niger uranium deal to help bolster the public case for war on Iraq – evidence now shown to be false.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,6734263%255E2702,00.html

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'The worst kind of lie''

Bush has lied daily, doing it so awkwardly at times that you might think everyone is aware of it, and it seems to make no difference to his political standing.

http://www.yellowtimes.org/article.php?sid=1467

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Bush had "faith-based" intelligence on Iraq: arms expert:

In other words, "We know the answers, give us the intelligence to support those answers."

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/030711162517.v43k5waj.html

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Bush's Approval Rating Drops Sharply :

Public Increasingly Concerned About Casualties in Iraq

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44786-2003Jul11.html?nav=hpto

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U.S. Forces Girding for Raids by Iraqis:

"When you combine the intelligence that we're seeing with the sentiment that usually surrounds these days, there's reason for a lot of concern," a second military official said.

http://tinyurl.com/gqap

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Iraqi children face disasters caused by US-led war:

"The whole country is littered with instruments of war, even the schools," says de Rooy. "Just to give you an idea, two weeks ago 1700 sites with unexploded munitions were identified only in Baghdad.

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/jul2003-daily/12-07-2003/world/w4.htm

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Powell admits lack of certainty on foreign troops for Iraq:

US efforts to enlist international assistance in pacifying the country may have hit a snag.

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/030711/1/3chho.html

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France and Germany Tie Troops for Iraq to a UN Mandate

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/10/international/worldspecial/10CND-ALLI.html?ex=1058943069&ei=1&en=dbefd686f0ad47dc

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No Decision Yet to Send Pakistan Troops to Iraq

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/jul2003-daily/12-07-2003/main/main4.htm

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US May Tap Oil for Iraqi Loans:

The Bush administration is considering a provocative idea to pledge some of Iraq's future oil and gas revenue to secure long-term reconstruction loans before a new Iraqi government is in place to sign off on the proposal.

http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-iraqoil11jul11,0,6478466.story

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Report: US Pumping Iraqi Oil Through Kuwait To Pay For War.

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/peoplestoryA1172A.htm

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BP and Shell to Buy Two Billion Barrels of Iraqi Crude:

The oil sold under the new tender is "freshly minted," said one industry source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

US agrees to increase peacekeepers in Congo: The United States has agreed to increase the number of peacekeepers in Congo by 2,100 to 10,800

http://ap.news-star.com/pstories/business/20030709/1279742.shtml

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Patrolling the world:

Even as America worries about its obligations in Iraq, Pentagon planners are busy figuring out where else to send troops around the world.

http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?story_id=1919390

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Does U.S. Intervention Overseas Breed Terrorism?

The Historical Record: Reading this document and understanding its conclusions will convince you of the depth of disregard our government has for the welfare of its own people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1568.htm

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Liberia, Israel, And The Dead End Of Settler Colonialism:

"In all the media discourse on the deadly political turmoil in Liberia .. there has been almost no historical background presented .."

http://palestinechronicle.com/article.php?story=20030708065518249

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Personal Voices: Back to Africa: The United States, remains inhospitable to many Nigerians.

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16375

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Sharon and the media:

Under the Sharon government intimidation of reporters deemed "unfriendly" to Israel is routine and sanctioned by the government.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,996711,00.html

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Millions May Lose Overtime Pay With New Bush Bill:

The new rules take overtime away from at least 644,000 white-collar workers and possibly as many as 8 million.

http://www.channeloklahoma.com/news/2325698/detail.html

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Pentagon staff took $1.5m bribes:

TWO former Pentagon officials were convicted today of taking more than $US1 million ($1.53 million) in bribes and accepting prostitutes and boxing match tickets from government contractors.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4071.htm

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What the Hell is going on with CBS?! WHO is LYING?

What happened in Mere Hours to change their headline?

http://www.takebackthemedia.com/cbscia.html

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Here we go again: Bush: "I believe God has called us into action

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/Bush_in_Africa/0,,2-7-1505_1386439,00.html

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Americas Third World War:

How 6 million People Were killed in CIA secret wars against third world countries.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm

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In case you missed it:

CIA Analysis: The Predicament Mr. Bush And The Pentagon Have Gotten US Into

"It's important you understand who is pushing this war"

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

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Iraqi chemical weapons "posed no risk", expert says

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/030711094150.an8w6wpw.html

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Militiaman describes Iraqi resistance:

Network of guerrilla cells ready for a long war, he says.

http://www.thedailycamera.com/bdc/middle_east/article/0,1713,BDC_10836_2099194,00.html

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Bush Team United As Iraq Front Unravels

The familiar drip, drip, drip of a brewing political scandal echoes through the power centers of Washington and London.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/937576.asp?0sl=-21&cp1=1

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Bremer a quick study in colony building:

It's possible that former minister of information Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, aka "Comical Ali", will be proved prophetic: "They're coming to surrender or be burned in their tanks."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4070.htm

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Baghdad's new blogger:

Its author is a U.S. Army sergeant camped outside one of Saddam Hussein's palaces

http://turningtables.blogspot.com/

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Palestinian advocate receives standing ovation at Loyola lecture

http://www.neworleansjewishnews.com/link.asp?smenu=69&sdetail=113

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Head Hunter: The Bush administration wants to slash Head Start -- and keep you from hearing about it.

http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/2003/07/markowitz-m-07-10.html

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You simply must listen to this interview with Scott Ritter.

Scott Ritter Exposes The WMD Lies

"It's President Bush that's killing Americans; he put them in harm's war..."

This Is A Must Listen Interview

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4101.htm

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Who‚s Steering This Ship?

If all George W. Bush does, is read prepared speeches written by others, does that make the one that utters the words a puppet? A void and vacuous being whose only purpose is to mouth the threats and words of others.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4095.htm

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W. House: Iraq Intelligence Uproar 'Bunch of Bull'

[This administration continues to show complete disregard and disrespect for the intelligence of its citizens. When will America awaken to the depth of criminality perpetrated in our name and bring these killers to justice?]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4106.htm

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Intelligence Unglued: Veteran Intelligence Professionals Warn The Bush Administration

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4107.htm

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Liar! Liar! Speech on Fire!

On Tuesday, the White House finally came clean and admitted what everybody else already knew: George W. Bush lied.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4104.htm

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Bush Bid for Jews' Votes Zeroes In on Gen X:

Bush aides have voiced hopes that the president's image as a leader in the war against terrorism will help bring the Republicans a record share of the Jewish vote next year.

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.07.11/news1a.html

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Bush Can't Avoid Iraq:

It was the moment the script changed – and President George W. Bush was not ready for his new role. The smile became a scowl, the voice moved up an octave and back came the jabbing finger, as if puncturing bubbles.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4102.htm

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Political death of a usurper:

An unwinnable war in Iraq and the deceit that led to it have destroyed the credibility of prime minister Blair

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4100.htm

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A conspiracy of silence?

The proof? Straw claims that "bits of a centrifuge" were buried in someone's backyard. I suppose it took 45 minutes to dig it up.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4105.htm

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The Dubious Suicide of George Tenet:

This issue is not about sixteen words in a speech. It is about lies and American credibility.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/071403A.shtml

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Straw: Niger uranium claim came from third country

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=6375

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Advice For Reporters: Follow The Niger Forgeries:

Documents don't just appear out of thin air. Someone obtained them from someone else, and that someone else has an address.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00107.htm

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US gets to vote twice! Iraq to send delegation to UN

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-2906866,00.html

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Bill Gates: Killing Africans For Profit & Mr. Bush's Bogus Aids Offer

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4103.htm

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Upping the ante for Kim Jong Il:

Pentagon Plan 5030, a new blueprint for facing down North Korea. It is being pushed by many of the same administration hard-liners who advocated regime change in Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4097.htm

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Rumsfeld says more GIs may be needed in iraq

http://www.iht.com/articles/102694.html

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1 US Soldier Killed, 6 Wounded in Iraq Attack

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=95C13ABB-F902-45A7-9F45546A4BC73936

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Taliban Claim: 14 Afghan and US soldiers killed in two attacks

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-7-2003_pg1_5

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On the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the Taliban are regrouping, bent on spreading terror

http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501030721-464487,00.html

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Nine Russian Troops Killed in Chechen Attack

http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=266246

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15 Killed in Kashmir Attacks

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/jul2003-daily/14-07-2003/main/main17.htm

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Unjust, Unwise, UnAmerican:

America's plan to set up military commissions for the trials of terrorist suspects is a big mistake.

http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?story_id=1908281

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The enemy of our friend:

Australia must stand on its own two feet and not unconditionally support America, writes Malcolm Fraser.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/07/13/1058034877654.html

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UK on Alert as 30lbs of Depleted Uranium Stolen

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_306720,00050003.htm

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An Open Door for Nuclear Terrorism:

It seemed that an Al Qaeda terrorist could roll up to Los Alamos, haul out a rocket-propelled grenade and catch the U.S. napping again.

http://www.latimes.com/la-oe-cockburn3jul03,0,6197981.story

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Looking for WMDs? You don't have to travel far from Central Illinois.

http://www.ucimc.org/feature/display/12715/index.php

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Take Action! Urge your Members of Congress to support corrections to the USA PATRIOT Act.

Congress must act to ensure government powers adhere to the Bill of Rights.

http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=13081&c=206

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A Look at Iraq's Governing Council:

Thumbnail sketches of members of Iraq's newly named 25-member Governing Council:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4098.htm

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When Frontier Justice Becomes Foreign Policy

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/13/weekinreview/13POWE.html?ex=
1059114590&ei=1&en=a7fdf358b96998a7

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When killing becomes routine:

Someone is killed but no investigation is made and no record is kept of the event anywhere - as though an animal was the victim.

http://tinyurl.com/guei

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Eat Frankenfood or go hungry:

Nowhere else in the world does a nation's propaganda ministry spend so much effort to appear "good" while justifying the most evil things the mind of man can imagine. In America, the "cover story" has been raised to an artform.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4096.htm

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What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World.

http://www.addictedtowar.com/dorrelOne.html

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U.S., N. Korea Drifting Toward War, Perry Warns:

Former Defense Secretary Says Standoff Increases Risk of Terrorists Obtaining Nuclear Device

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4119.htm

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White House Projects Record $455B Deficit

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4118.htm

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