Information Clearing House  Digest July 01-06 2004
Date: 6 Jul 2004

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1 YEAR & 83 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Car bomb in town northeast of Baghdad kills 13 :

A car bomb exploded Tuesday in a town northeast of Baghdad, killing 13 people who were attending a wake for the victims of a previous attack, hospital officials said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4282084,00.html

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Five Killed in West Bank Gun Battle :

An American-educated computer science professor, and his son were killed during an arrest raid by Israeli commandos in the Ein Beit Ilma refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus. An Israeli officer and two Palestinian gunmen also were killed.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Palestinians%20Raid

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Three US Marines die in restive central Iraq: military:

Two US marines were killed in action and one died later from wounds received during an operation on Monday in a restive Iraqi province, the US military said on Tuesday.
www.spacewar.com/2004/040706082152.wkguyy36.html

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Iraqi child killed in US shooting:

US soldiers have killed an Iraqi child and wounded another when they fired on a car that failed to stop at a checkpoint in Baghdad, the army said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3B1AA360-9F54-4355-A151-46C39F1B6D0F.htm

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US troops kill Iraqi motorist:

The unidentified man was shunted into a wall by a Humvee and shot three times at close range, according to a witness.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10065930%255E1702,00.html

tinyurl.com/yw2ry

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Iraqi family disputes U.S. military account of man's death:

The Americans came for Sajid al-Bawi at 3 a.m., ramming his gate with a Humvee, breaking down the front door with their rifles and bursting into his living room, where, his family says, he was sleeping with his wife and five children.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/9088386.htm

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Blair says WMD 'may never be found':

Tony Blair has said Iraq's weapons of mass destruction “may never be found”.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3869293.stm

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No WMD stockpiles in Iraq, admits ex-envoy :

Tony Blair's former envoy to Iraq has admitted that claims Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction were wrong, saying no evidence of them had been found.
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373467445&p=1012571727172

tinyurl.com/yq57o

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CIA knew there were no WMDs:

Some damning evidence has been uncovered by the U.S. government committee looking into Washington's pre-war intelligence on Iraq.
www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=38ead92b-c455-42d7-9a5c-643a6f8a3762

tinyurl.com/2tkrh

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Iraqis want Americans to leave :

A majority of Iraqis, nearly 60 percent, now feel it was wrong that the US-led coalition forces invaded Iraq, according to a just-released poll.
autofeed.msn.co.in/pandoraV2/output/A5FE7F08-90EC-40CF-A62F-CCCE1297CC3E.asp

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Iraq magnet to militants in Europe:

THE US-led occupation of Iraq had boosted recruitment to Islamist groups in Europe and was a “black hole” pulling in militants from across the Middle East, France's top anti-terrorist judge warned yesterday.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10053681^2703,00.html

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Two Iranians arrested in Iraq:

Iraqi officials have blamed foreign fighters and religious extremists for a wave of vehicle bombings in recent months.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040705.wiran0705/BNStory/Front/

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Foreign detainees are few in Iraq:

Suspected foreign fighters account for less than 2% of the 5,700 captives being held as security threats in Iraq, a strong indication that Iraqis are largely responsible for the stubborn insurgency.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-05-detainees-usat_x.htm

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Non-Iraqi captives singled out for harsh treatment, records say:

It is unclear from the Army's investigative reports whether such instructions were given specifically for foreign captives.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-05-noniraqi-captives_x.htm

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Al-Qaida-linked group threatens to drag U.S. into a third battlefield in Yemen:

A statement on a Web site known for carrying Islamic extremist comment has threatened to turn Yemen into a “third swamp” for U.S. forces now fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2004/07/06/build/world/33-alqaida-yemen.inc

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No more lawless interventions:

After Iraq, we need a new set of United Nations rules to govern international action against rogue states
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1254766,00.html

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Patrick Seale: The Grim Balance Sheet Of The Iraq War:

The 2003 Iraq war did not come out of the blue: it was the culmination of a long process, dating back to the First World War, aimed at protecting 'Western' oil supplies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6436.htm

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The son who came home for the Fourth of July:

Last week Nadia McCaffrey defied President Bush by allowing the media to view the coffin of her son, Patrick, killed in action in Iraq. Andrew Buncombe was invited to attend his funeral in Tracy, California
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=537625

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Audio: Nadia McCaffrey on Her Son's Death in Iraq:

Nadia McCaffrey joins us to discuss her Patrick's last days in Iraq, his disillusionment with the occupation and requesting the media photograph his returning casket.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6437.htm

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Kidnapped marine is free: brother :

The brother of a U.S. marine kidnapped in Iraq last month said Tuesday that the family has received a credible signal that Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun has been released.
www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/07/06/world/marine_alive040706

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Eric Margolis: Degrees of Fahrenheit:

The movie should have focused on how the neocons conned America
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2004/07/04/524524.html

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Satire: France invades the USA (part 5):

The trial of George W. Bush :

Bush served as America's 43rd president until he was captured by French liberation forces on December 13, 2003, nearly eight months after Chirac invaded the US to free the American people from the unelected tyrant.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6438.htm

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Saddam lawyer claims convoy of 1000 legal experts ready to ride to his defence:

Saddam's wife, Sajida Khairallah, said on Monday that among the large contingent of lawyers ready to defend Saddam are 700 non-Arabs, including 400 Americans and Europeans.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/06/1089000160800.html?oneclick=true

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Teheran suspects U.S. hidden agenda :

Iran has questioned the list of charges levelled against the former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, and a leading Iranian cleric has aired his suspicions that the United States might have a hidden agenda behind the move.
www.thehindu.com/2004/07/06/stories/2004070602481400.htm

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Cartoon:

Made In America:
www.light-to-dark.com/made_in_america.html

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Sudan: Rebels Killed 47 When Intervened In Dispute :

The Sudan Liberation Army sided with an African tribe, the al-Barqad, against an Arab tribe, the Reziyqat, in a dispute over land in the southern part of Darfur, spokesman Gadeen Godallah Daqash told the Alwan newspaper.
tinyurl.com/2e9v7

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The Living And The Dead:

Famine images mean it's already too late for thousands in Sudan's Darfur region
msnbc.msn.com/id/5305166/site/newsweek

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U.N. chief warns of Sudan 'catastrophe':

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned African leaders today the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's Darfur region may lead to “a catastrophe that could destabilize the region.”
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African federation prepares to send forces to Darfour:

The federation is preparing to send an armed protection force of hundreds of soldiers to the west of Sudan as soon as possible in order to supervise the cease fire between Khartoum and the rebels in the area.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040706/2004070612.html

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Saudi prisoner swap led to freedom:

William Sampson, said he believes he and seven other Westerners were set free only after a secret deal in which the U.S. government agreed to free suspected Saudi terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040705/SAMPSON05/TPNational/Canada

tinyurl.com/35x9e

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UK: Straw quizzed over 'Saudi deal':

The foreign secretary has refused to comment on reports that the release of six Britons in Saudi Arabia was linked to a deal to release Saudis from Cuba.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3867683.stm

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US jail camp must end, says Blair :

The United States prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was an anomaly that must end, Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday.
www.thewest.com.au/20040707/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto127710.html

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'Dirty' Bomb Suspect Padilla Refiles Suit :

A lawyer for Jose Padilla, the man accused of being part of an al-Qaida plot to set off a radiological “dirty” bomb and being held at the Navy brig in Charleston, has refiled his lawsuit against the federal government.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=533&e=6&u=/ap/20040706/ap_on_re_us/enemy_combatant

tinyurl.com/2asov

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Charge him or release him :

Padilla has been summarily imprisoned for over two years in solitary. The Bush administration should not wait until it inevitably and deservedly loses this case. Charge him or release him.
www.cincypost.com/2004/07/06/edita070604.html

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Pre-emptive War; Pre-emptive Arrests:

Bush's Police State and Independence Day: Even though you are not a “terrorist,” you may be detained, imprisoned, charged, arrested, and tried as one.
www.counterpunch.org/cassel07042004.html

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An ill wind :

A recent poll tells us that 64 percent of Israel's Jewish citizens believe that the government should encourage Israel's Arab citizens to leave the country.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/447718.html

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Shoveling Coal For Satan:

Christopher Hitchens collects check from Microsoft, calls Moore a coward.
nypress.com/17/26/news&columns/MattTaibbi.cfm

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Former CIA officer rejects conventional view of terrorism:

A CIA officer who served in Pakistan during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan says the theory that terrorists are poor, angry and fanatically religious is a myth.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_6-7-2004_pg7_43

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FBI expanding interviews to ward off potential attacks:

The agency has conducted community interviews before — for example, sending agents into Arab-American neighborhoods to seek information after the Nine Eleven attacks.
www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=2000039

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Mexican Soldiers Demand U.S. Marines 'Disarm' :

Mexican soldiers with automatic weapons interrupted the July 4 funeral of a U.S. Marine and demanded the Marine honor guard give up ceremonial replicas of rifles they carried.
www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/7/5/120050.shtml

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Video: Uncovered: The Whole Truth About The Iraq War:

A must watch documentary:

An impressive roster of experts is assembled to provide a generally withering commentary on the quality of evidence and possible motivations of the Neo-conservatives who provided the momentum and muscle behind America's venture into preemptive war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6423.htm

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John Pilger: Why the truth must be told:

Broadcasters are cheating the public by denying them the chance to see hard-hitting documentaries.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/media/story.jsp?story=538383

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In case you missed it: :

Breaking The Silence: Award winning journalist John Pilger:

A hard hitting special report into the “war on terror”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/pilger_breaking_the_silence_35mb.htm

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Date: 5 Jul 2004

The Whole Truth About The Iraq War:

A must watch documentary

An impressive roster of experts is assembled to provide a generally withering commentary on the quality of evidence and possible motivations of the Neoconservatives who provided the momentum and muscle behind America's venture into preemptive war. The fig leaf of the possibility of an honest mistake on the matter of WMDs is stripped away; what is left is the stark and disturbing anatomy of deliberate deceit. Watch it here. Windows Media.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6423.htm

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1 YEAR & 87 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Afghan Taliban claim to kill 7 coalition soldiers:

The Taliban militia on Sunday claimed to have killed seven coalition soldiers in Zabul Province in southwestern Afghanistan
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=304402

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Up to 15 Reported Dead in Fallujah Blasts :

Explosions rocked a house in the turbulent city of Fallujah on Monday, witnesses and police said. As many as 15 people were killed in the blast, the Arab language television station al-Arabiya reported.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4279135,00.html

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US marine 'set free' in Iraq:

A US marine held hostage in Iraq has been released, according to a statement said to be from an Islamic militant group.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10055939^1702,00.html

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Iraq Group Says U.S. Marine Taken to Safety-TV:

An Iraqi Islamist group said in a statement it has moved abducted U.S. marine Wassef Ali Hassoun to “a place of safety” after he pledged not to return to the American armed forces, Al Jazeera television said on Monday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5589985

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Did one woman's obsession take America to war?:

She is a conspiracy theorist whose political conceits have consistently been proved wrong. So why were Bush and his aides so keen to swallow Laurie Mylroie's theories on Saddam and terrorism?
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4963365-103550,00.html

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In case you missed it:

This war on terrorism is bogus:

The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4630.htm

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UK: Legality of Iraq occupation 'flawed';

The senior Foreign Office lawyer who resigned after ministers ignored her advice that the war in Iraq was illegal has issued a damning legal critique of the occupation, claiming that the alleged abuse of prisoners “could amount to war crimes”.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=537972

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WMD report shatters Blair's credibility :

TONY Blair‚s credibility over weapons of mass destruction is set to face its sternest test after his special envoy to Iraq conceded yesterday Saddam Hussein had stockpiled none.
news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=769062004

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UK: Politicians go on offensive to dodge the fallout from report:

Even before Lord Butler's report has been sent to the printers, leading members of the Government have embarked on a concerted campaign to shift the blame for the fiasco over Iraq's weapons of mass destruction to the intelligence services.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/05/nwmd205.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/05/ixnewstop.html

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Government illegitimate, militant cleric says:

Muqtada al-Sadr made the declaration in a statement distributed by his office in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, where his al-Mahdi militia battled American troops until a cease-fire last month.
www.news-leader.com/today/0705-Government-126048.html

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Aide to radical Shiite cleric says promised resistance will be ''peaceful'' :

The spokesman for militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr tempered threats to continue fighting Monday, saying his movement only planned to wage ''peaceful resistance'' against the interim government.
www.boston.com/dailynews/187/world/Aide_to_radical_Shiite_cleric_:.shtml

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Armed Men Ban Fallujah Pro-Saddam Rally :

Islamic militants prevented a group of Saddam Hussein loyalists from holding a planned march Sunday to show solidarity for the ousted Iraqi dictator.
www.620ktar.com/news/article.aspx?id=405470

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They Behead; We Do It With Smart Bombs:

Moral self-congratulation is an addiction in our nation. At present, we luxuriate in our moral superiority over thugs who behead the innocent, but all along we have deemed ourselves civilized warriors in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6431.htm

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Bush should follow Saddam into the dock :

If Saddam Hussein is in court, why isn't Bush?: Saddam Hussein is accused of a number of crimes committed during his Presidency of Iraq. An analysis of four years of government under the Bush regime reveals some shocking parallels.
english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/101/397/13257_Saddam.html

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More Than 16,000 U.S. Service Members Wounded and Injured from Iraq War :

The national press missed this blockbuster on June 18: the Pentagon confirms more than 16,000 U.S. service members have been wounded or injured in the Iraq War. DoD failed to report 11,000 soldiers who were wounded or injured.
www.veteransforcommonsense.org/newsArticle.asp?id=1782

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Security for Sale:

Baghdad is full of checkpoints, but police officers will look the other way for the right price.
www.iwpr.net/index.pl?archive/irq/irq_71_6_eng.txt

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Translator in eye of storm on retroactive classification:

Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered that information about the Edmonds case be retroactively classified, even basic facts that have been posted on websites and discussed openly in meetings with members of Congress for two years.
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/07/05/translator_in_eye_of_storm_on_retroactive_classification/

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Palestinian child dies of wounds in Rafah :

A four-year-old Palestinian girl died of wounds Monday after being shot by Israeli gunfire a week ago in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, Palestinian medics said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/05/content_1575041.htm

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Lobbying for the pro-Israel candidates :

Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who is pro-Palestinian, is trying to get re-elected, and once again there is debate over the power of the pro-Israeli lobby in Washington.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/447265.html

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The Israeli Connection: Our Bought And Paid For Government:

What a great country – everything is for sale! Even our government is available for sale, or at least it was! The transaction is complete, but we will once again pay the real price in spilled American blood.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6433.htm

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Slipping Toward Armageddon:

Bush‚s uncritical support of Sharon‚s iron fist shows that even the pretense of impartiality has now evaporated. And, to the shame of every American who cares about justice, candidate Kerry has seconded Bush on Israel without qualification.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6434.htm

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Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2004 Congressional Candidates:

2004 Top Ten Career Recipients of Pro-Israel PAC Funds
www.wrmea.com/archives/May_2004/0405026b.html

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Where Are the World's Nuclear Weapons?

Nine countries had nukes by April 2004. The nine countries are listed below.
encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/Columns/?Article=nukes

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Video: Elite Propaganda: The Myth of the Liberal Media:

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the “liberal media.” Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on massive empirical research, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of “elite propaganda.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6435.htm

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Terror Threat Closes Britain's High Commission, Postpones US Reception in Islamabad:

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said Monday that it had received warning of a specific, credible threat to the embassies of the United States and Britain.
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=819DFEAF-F517-4C0F-BE084EC414CD748C

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Brazilians pelt Minnesota legislator during protest :

Paulsen and Illinois Rep. Susana Mendoza, D-Chicago, were not hurt in the incident.
www.startribune.com/stories/587/4851562.html

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Government Is Not “Us‰:

When Rumsfeld talks about “us,‰ he blurs a crucial distinction, most likely intentionally. But a moment‚s thought is all it takes to see that we, the American people, are not the government and vice versa.
www.fff.org/comment/com0406b.asp

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Iran official reported fired over abuse:

Iranian authorities have fired the head of a prison where an inmate lost his hands after being suspended from the ceiling in handcuffs, an independent newspaper reported Monday.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iran%20Prison%20Abuse

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Bush demands he be called 'Mr. President' and don't ask hard questions:

The Irish network RTE's Washington correspondent, Carol Coleman, religiously adhered to that injunction at the start of each of her questions during a recent 15-minute interview but hadn't read the Bush White House rulebook from cover to cover.
onlinejournal.com/Commentary/070204Heard/070204heard.html

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Takes a lot to make Bush feel 'welcome”:

The photograph stretches eight columns wide across the front page of the newspaper: Tanks, armored personnel carriers and other military vehicles as far as the eye can see. The setting was not war-ravaged Iraq, but a stretch of highway on the outskirts of Shannon, Ireland.
www.pressconnects.com/sunday/opinion/stories/op070404s100936.shtml

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This Is How You Bring Down Fidel Castro? :

Just when you thought that U.S. policy toward Cuba couldn't get any dumber, along comes President Bush with another grandstanding stunt that is doomed to backfire.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/070504L.shtml

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07/04/04:

Robert Fisk: So this is what they call the new, 'free' Iraq:

Americans continue to hold Saddam – in Qatar, not in Iraq – and Americans ran the court in which Saddam appeared. American soldiers in plain clothes were the “civilians” in the court. American officials censored the tapes of the hearing, lied about the judge's wish to record the sound of the trial.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6429.htm

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Iraq Group Denies Killing Abducted U.S. Soldier:

The Army of Ansar al-Sunna issued a statement on its Web site on Sunday denying reports that it had killed a U.S. soldier abducted in Iraq.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5582038

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Rumsfeld gave go-ahead for Abu Ghraib tactics, says general in charge :

The former head of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has for the first time accused the American Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, of directly authorising Guantanamo Bay-style interrogation tactics.
tinyurl.com/28d8g

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More Than 100 Children Imprisoned:

Report Of Abuse By U.S. Soldiers: Samuel Provance, a staff sergeant stationed in the now infamous Abu Ghraib prison said that interrogating officers had pressured a 15 or 16 year old girl. Military police had only intervened when the girl was already half undressed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6430.htm

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Israeli paratrooper filmed abusing Palestinians:

The sergeant was filmed committing three separate acts of violence, despite his being aware that he was being filmed
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/447175.html

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Robert Fisk: US military tried to censor coverage of Saddam hearing:

A team of US military officers acted as censors over all coverage of the hearings of Saddam Hussein and his henchmen on Thursday, destroying videotape of Saddam in chains and deleting the entire recorded legal submissions of 11 senior members of his former regime.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6426.htm

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Islamic Democrats:

Somebody ought to tell President George Bush something he obviously doesn't know.Most of the reformers in the Middle East in recent years have been Islamist, and sometimes the Islamic fundamentalists. It is they who have provided social services the government neglected to provide. It is they who have often demanded democratic elections and honest government.
reese.king-online.com/Reese_20040705/index.php

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Nader: Democrats Are Afraid of Democracy :

``They're afraid of competition. They're afraid of the tradition of third parties in the 19th and early 20th centuries pushing the two parties to pay attention to the needs of the people, instead of their own careerism.''
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4276576,00.html

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Report: The 'real' costs of the Iraq war:

In the run-up to the Iraq war, administration officials gave the impression, co-author Phyllis Bennys points out, that the cost of reconstruction would be largely covered by Iraqi oil revenues.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040701-024236-4063r.htm

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Cartoon: U.S. Multi Tasking
tinyurl.com/2glbt

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Saudis freed Britons in a secret swap of prisoners:

The deal was brokered to obtain Saudi support for the invasion of Iraq.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=537952

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Critics say Iraq fund was suspiciously tapped before handover:

U.S. officials in charge of the Development Fund for Iraq drained all but $900 million from the $20 billion fund by late June in what one watchdog group has called an “11th-hour splurge.‰
www.detnews.com/2004/nation/0407/03/nation-202168.htm

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Picture: Statue Pull Down. Iran 1953 – Iraq 2003
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Iran: A short account of 1953 Coup:

The plot was under way, even though the shah was a reluctant warrior and Mr. Eisenhower had yet to give his final approval.
www.iranchamber.com/history/coup53/coup53p2.php

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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.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm

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UK: Spy chiefs to censor hard-hitting Butler report:

The intelligence services are to censor Lord Butler's report into their own failures in the run-up to the Iraq war.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=537880

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Baghdad accuses Iran, Syria of supporting insurgents:

Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi foreign minister, did not name the foreign powers, but the Sunday Telegraph quoted “senior Iraqi officials” as indicating “that Iran and Syria were the worst offenders”.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&ncid=732&e=1&u=/afp/20040704/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_britain_iran_syria

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Chalabi misled US planners on potential resistance in Iraq:

US war planners underestimated the job of establishing security in Iraq after the March 2003 invasion because they “chose the wrong analysis” under the influence of prominent Iraqi exile Ahmed Chalabi, Britain's former envoy to Baghdad revealed.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&ncid=732&e=6&u=/afp/20040704/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_britain_us

tinyurl.com/2c2uy

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Israeli interrogators 'in Iraq':

The US officer at the heart of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal says she has evidence that Israelis helped to interrogate Iraqis at another facility.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3863235.stm

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Israeli Occupation Force kills five Palestinians in Gaza Strip:

An Israeli military source said soldiers fired warning shots into the air when protesters threw cement blocks and stones at them
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/446846.html

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Israel Urges U.S. To Ignore World Court Ruling:

The Zionist state's foreign minister also pressed for U.S. support to block any U.N. action against Israel, the Washington Times reported Saturday.
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=0464e5d80a0c8690

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Israeli arms sales to Turkey a target :

Turkey's progress toward membership in the European Community will negatively influence the strategic relationship between Turkey and Israel, and may halt Israeli weapons sales to the country in a matter of months
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/446844.html

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Israel and Turkey fall out over Palestinian crackdown :

But worsening relations between the two countries have worried Washington so much that President George W Bush reportedly raised the issue with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan while in Istanbul last week for the Nato summit.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=766582004

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The spies who stole my name :

An Auckland family have told how their tetraplegic son's identity was stolen by an Israeli secret agent who moved in just down the road.
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3576312&thesection=news&thesubsection=general

tinyurl.com/2alpl

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Saudi prince urges U.S. rethink its Mideast policy :

The United States should rethink its policies in the Middle East to counter frustration in the Islamic world over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd argued in an interview released Saturday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/446797.html

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Musharraf Government is protecting Osama, says Benazir :

Mocking the wild-goose chase for Osama bin Laden, the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto today suggested that the best place to look for him was in the “basement of the presidency of Pakistan”.
www.sunnetwork.org/news/world/world.asp?id=13293

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Congressman suggests Bush hiding Osama:

'They are trying to decide what day they should bring him out'
www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39263

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What `October Surprise' might be in store for Americans this fall? :

Fast forward to mid-October. President Bush continues to trail Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry in the presidential election polls. Then it happens – the “October Surprise.”
cgi.citizen-times.com/cgi-bin/story/columnist/57183?storytemplate=columnist

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Their George and Ours:

Read the Declaration of Independence, and you may feel something other than admiration: an icy chill of recognition. The bulk of the declaration is devoted to a list of charges against George III, several of which bear an eerie relevance to our own time.
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/04/opinion/04EHRE.html?ex=1089518400&en=04d62f2de86edd7c&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE

tinyurl.com/2ltcf

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Chris Floyd : And so it's come to this.

The American people — proud heirs of a bold revolutionary spirit now marking the 228th anniversary of its fiery eruption into the world — have been reduced to thanking the robed Olympians on the U.S. Supreme Court for preserving a few crumbs of the nation's once-vast ancient liberties.
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/07/02/120.html

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Reward veterans with better fate than homelessness:

According to statistics compiled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 23 percent of the homeless are combat veterans, even though this group comprises only 9 percent of the U.S. population.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/editorial/2660439

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FBI Raids Islamic Institute In Virginia:

US federal agents raided an Islamic institute in Northern Virginia on Thursday, July 1, with no reasons cited, a move seen by an American Muslim civil rights group as a “new fishing expedition”.
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-07/02/article06.shtml

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Republicans After Fahrenheit 9/11:

The Œ5 stages of Change.‚ – The first stage is denial
www.counterbias.com/067.html

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Michael Moore: The Patriot's Act:

What's more American than asking questions?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6427.htm

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Eyes And Ears Of The Nation:

Thousands of truckers, bus drivers and rest-stop workers are being enlisted to spot terrorists. Is this comforting news?
www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040705-658321,00.html

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White House Nominee to Head the CIA has Dubious Links to the Terror Network:

Following George Tenet's resignation as Director of Central Intelligence at the CIA, the Bush administration immediately pointed to Rep. Porter Goss, as its handpicked nominee.
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO407A.html

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Midwest Theaters Ban 'Fahrenheit 9/11' :

R.L. Fridley, owner of Des Moines-based Fridley Theatres, says the controversial documentary incites terrorism.
www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=114&sid=65902

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The Potential Felon Match List of the Florida Division Of Elections:

Are you on the list? Check It For Yourself!
www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=16170

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Top Chinese official to Moscow for military cooperation talks:

China in 2002 accounted for more than 2.5 billion dollars (about two billion euros) worth of orders, more than half of Russia's export contracts signed that year, totalling 4.8 billion dollars.
www.spacewar.com/2004/040703101829.86ifmu81.html

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Date: 3 Jul 2004

NEW ONLINE – THIS IS A MUST WATCH VIDEO

Video:

Uncovered: The Whole Truth About The Iraq War:

An impressive roster of experts is assembled to provide a generally withering commentary on the quality of evidence and possible motivations of the Neoconservatives who provided the momentum and muscle behind America's venture into preemptive war. The fig leaf of the possibility of an honest mistake on the matter of WMDs is stripped away; what is left is the stark and disturbing anatomy of deliberate deceit.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6423.htm

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1 YEAR & 85 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Iraq Militants Claim Marine Beheading :

An Iraqi militant group claimed on a Web site Saturday that it had beheaded a captive U.S. Marine, in what would be the fourth decapitation of a foreign hostage in the region since May.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4273624,00.html

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Officials Detail a Detainee Deal by 3 Countries:

American officials agreed to return five terrorism suspects to Saudi Arabia from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, last year as part of a secret three-way deal intended to satisfy important allies in the invasion of Iraq, according to senior American and British officials.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6425.htm

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5 Iraqi Soldiers, One Marine Killed :

Insurgents attacked an Iraqi checkpoint south of the capital on Saturday, killing five national guard soldiers and wounding five more, hospital officials said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4272581,00.html

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Saboteurs Halve Iraqi Oil Exports:

Guerrillas set a southern oil pipeline ablaze on Saturday, halving Iraq's vital crude exports, in the first major sabotage attack since an Iraqi interim government took over from the U.S.-led occupation.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5580869

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Cleric urges followers to keep fighting U.S:

Rebellious Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has warned that the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq had not ended with the recent handover of limited political powers to an interim government.
tinyurl.com/2zc69

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America has sown the seeds of civil war in Iraq:

It's not religious rivalry but the puppet regime that threatens stability
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1253127,00.html

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Sounds of silence:

U.S. news networks agreed to let the American military censor out certain images of Saddam Hussein court hearing Thursday in Baghdad, one in a bizarre series of events surrounding coverage of the session.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/variety/20040701/va_ne_al/sounds_of_silence_3

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Army Stage-Managed Fall of Hussein Statue:

It was a Marine colonel ˜ not joyous Iraqi civilians, as was widely assumed from the TV images ˜ who decided to topple the statue, the Army report said. And it was a quick-thinking Army psychological operations team that made it appear to be a spontaneous Iraqi undertaking.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6424.htm

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In case you missed it:

A tale of two photos:

The masses are no doubt glad to see the back of Saddam Hussein, but was this a US Army propaganda coup
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2838.htm

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In case you missed it:

The photographs tell the story… :

Is This Media manipulation on a grand scale? YES!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2842.htm

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Iraq Declines Jordan's Offer to Send Troops:

No Arab countries have yet sent troops to join a mostly American multinational force numbering at least 160,000 that remains in Iraq after the handover.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5580614

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Yemen Clarifies Sending Troops to Iraq :

A senior Yemeni government official on Saturday clarified Yemen's offer to send peacekeeping soldiers to Iraq, saying such a move would only come after U.S.-led coalition forces have left the country
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4272579,00.html

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Yemen puts death toll of rebel clashes at 118:

Yemen's interior minister said on Saturday that 86 supporters of an anti-U.S. rebel cleric and 32 government forces have been killed in nearly two weeks of clashes in the mountainous north of the Arab state.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L03562098.htm

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Iraqi in Abu Ghraib saw captors rape, kill detainees:

An Iraqi-born Swede's allegations of rape, sexual humiliation and abuse in Abu Ghraib prison were added Thursday to an ongoing lawsuit in San Diego against U.S. defense contractors.
kcal9.com/california/CA—PrisonerAbuse-Law-kn/resources_news_html

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U.S. General Says Met Israeli Interrogator in Iraq:

The U.S. general who was in charge of Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison said on Saturday she had met an Israeli interrogator in Iraq, a controversial allegation likely to irritate many in the Arab world.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5580912

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Israeli Might Have Worked at Abu Ghraib :

The American general formerly in charge of Abu Ghraib prison says there are signs Israelis were involved in interrogating Iraqi detainees
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040703/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/iraq_prisoner_abuse

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U.S. general claims Israeli interrogators in Iraq:

The U.S. general formerly in charge of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq told BBC Radio on Saturday she has evidence Israelis were involved in interrogating Iraqi detainees.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/446801.html

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In case you missed it:

The Israeli Torture Template: Rape, Feces and Urine-Dipped Cloth Sacks
www.counterpunch.org/madsen05102004.html

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Israel to bomb Iran?:

As the Bush Administration concludes it cannot risk Iranian retaliation against a fragile Iraq under U.S. occupation, Israel is dusting off contingency plans to take out Iran's nuclear installations.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040701-042335-4421r.htm

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The Coming Preemptive Strike on Iran:

The only serious questions remaining are the timing of the strike, and whether or not an American-Israeli air assault on the facilities in question will be followed by a larger American military application of aerial and ground forces to enact the Neo-Conservative mantra of “regime change‰ in Tehran.
www.dixieinternet.com/page185.shtml

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Israel Minister Raises Concerns Over Iran:

Israel's long-held concern that it could be targeted was registered again by Shalom. “The Iranians still continue to do everything they can in order to develop nuclear weapons that might, of course, be used against Israel,” he said.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/special_packages/iraq/9068095.htm

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Nader Warning of ŒPuppets of Israel‚ :

“The Israeli puppeteer travels to Washington and meets with the puppet in White House. He then goes down Pennsylvania Avenue and meets with the puppets in Congress,‰ said Mr. Nader.The Israeli leader then “brings back millions of dollars‰ in aid to Israel, he said.
tinyurl.com/3bqqd

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Kerry recasts Mideast stance to woo back Jewish voters :

He calls for more forceful action to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, fully backs Israel's construction of a barrier between Israel and the Palestinian territories in the West Bank
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=527771.html

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Kerry Campaign releases Middle East policy seemingly drafted in Tel Aviv
electronicintifada.net/v2/article2864.shtml

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Video: Dead in the Water

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

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Israeli Soldiers Kill 9-Year-Old Palestinian-Medics:

Medics said that soldiers shot at demonstrators who threw rocks at them on Saturday at the southern entrance to Beit Hanoun, killing the boy
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5580463

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 07/02/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/2j998

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A land left for dead:

Pity the thousands of dead and dying in Africa. They just cannot seem to get our attention, writes Gideon Haigh.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/03/1088488197191.html

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Iraqis plan rival government:

Sources close to Saddam Hussein's family have said that calls for former Iraqi officials to form a government in exile are gaining ground.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/83411053-8983-4697-A41A-BB5222BA994F.htm

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Rafsanjani labels Bush as real criminal in Saddam's case :

“Today, the world's monsters are standing face to face, and the real criminal is US President Bush, who must be indicted,” Rafsanjani said at a sermon to Tehran Friday prayers.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/02/content_1566708.htm

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Warheads found in Iraq not chemical weapons, military says:

Multinational forces in Iraq said on Friday that more than a dozen missile warheads said to contain mustard gas or sarin have tested negative for chemical agents.
www.spacewar.com/2004/040702181116.ctvlrxgf.html

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Fuelling suspicion: the coalition and Iraq's oil billions:

The US-controlled coalition in Baghdad is handing over power to an Iraqi government without having properly accounted for what it has done with some $20 billion of Iraq's own money, says a new report published by Christian Aid.
www.christian-aid.org.uk/indepth/406iraqoilupdate/index.htm

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The Bush Family Fortunes:

The BBC and Greg Palast, Investigate the Bush family scandals:

Why have US television stations refused to broadcast this documentary?:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4115.htm

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US may keep 145,000 troops in Iraq up to 5 years: Myers:

A force of 145,000 US troops may be needed in Iraq for as many as five years, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Richard Myers said Thursday.
www.thedailystar.net/2004/07/03/d40703100483.htm

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Americans Should Consider Leaving Bahrain, U.S. Says:

Americans should consider leaving the Persian Gulf island state of Bahrain because of heightened concerns about possible terrorist attacks on the U.S. presence there, the State Department said.
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=anGPEQG4Egds&refer=top_world_news

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Thousands of Eligible Voters on Florida Purge List:

Thousands of eligible Florida voters are named on a list of suspected felons the state plans to remove from voter registration rolls ahead of November's presidential election.
www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=3087023

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Bush Campaign Defends Church Outreach :

The Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative denomination closely aligned with President Bush, said it was offended by the Bush-Cheney campaign's effort to use church rosters for campaign purposes.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4271195,00.html

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Date: 2 Jul 2004

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1 YEAR & 84 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Turkish Bomb Kills 3; Province Governor Escapes Harm :

A bomb attack in Turkey's eastern city of Van targeted provincial Governor Hikmet Tan, killing three people and injuring 24, Tan said in a televised news conference.
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aScHnC9ysAEI&refer=top_world_news

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Two US marines die near Fallujah:

One US marine was killed in action on Friday and a second marine died from wounds received the previous day near the flashpoint city of Fallujah, the US military said.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10509

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Al Qaeda group renews attack threat:

An al Qaeda-linked group has vowed to renew attacks on Europe and urged Muslims to flee once Osama bin Laden's three-month truce ends on July 15, newspapers have said
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5055166

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US soldier appears in court for killing:

“A chase began, and US forces shot at the vehicle. The driver and a passenger were wounded. Shortly thereafter, the wounded driver was shot and killed at close range.”
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C691ADC0-B48F-46DA-8EE5-0DC47B182BE8.htm

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Four U.S. soldiers charged over Iraq man's death:

Four U.S. soldiers have been charged in the drowning death of an Iraqi man forced to jump off a bridge into the Tigris River, according to newspaper reports.
www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?section=int&page=news_inhalt&news_id=5055265

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UK soldier faces trial over Iraq shooting :

A British soldier is to stand trial after a 13-year-old boy was shot and injured in Iraq, the attorney general said today.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1252749,00.html

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New report sheds little light on status of captured Marine:

News that the Defense Department would release a statement about Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun only led to disappointment for the soldier's family and the media.
deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595074595,00.html

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Robert Fisk: The voice of the Beast of Baghdad: T

his was the first example of “new” Iraq's justice system at work – yet the tapes of the court appeared on CNN with the logo “Cleared by US Military”.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6420.htm

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Newspaper exposes Saddam trial judge :

The Iraqi Special Tribunal had asked the media to protect his anonymity. But he was named by Robert Fisk, foreign correspondent of The Independent.
www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/11733556?source=Evening%20Standard

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Saddam Could Call CIA in His Defence:

Evidence offered by a top CIA man could confirm the testimony given by Saddam Hussein at the opening of his trial in Baghdad Thursday that he knew of the Halabja massacre only from the newspapers.

A must read.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6421.htm

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In case you missed it:

Did Saddam Hussein Gas His Own People?:

No doubt, Saddam has mistreated Kurds during his rule. But it's misleading to say, so simply and without context, that he killed his own people by gassing 5,000 Kurds at Halabja.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1779.htm

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In case you missed it:

Q & A With CIA Analyst Stephen Pelletiere :

Exposing the lies: Who killed the Kurds? Israel's part in a US invasion of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2098.htm

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Saddam In Chains:

Pictures cleared by the US military and released Friday July 2, 2004:

[If Iraq is a sovereign nation, why is the U.S. Military providing clearance for pictures in Iraq?]
story.news.yahoo.com/news?g=events/iraq/070104saddamhussein&a=&tmpl=sl&ns=&l=&e=1&t=&prev=2

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Transcript of Saddam Hussein's proceeding:

The following partial transcript of the hearing for Saddam Hussein, transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc, was taken from audio that was edited by the US military.

[If Iraq is a sovereign nation, why is the U.S. Military editing audio in Iraq?]
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/02/1088488142084.html?oneclick=true

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Saddam's Trial in American-Made “Iraqi” Courts Will Only Breed Anti-American Sentiment:

For every Iraqi you can find for an American news camera to say they love America and their new Iraqi government, there are many more who are watching Americans degrade their former leader and protecting U.S. interests
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6422.htm

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The Iraqi Governing Council gave itself life after death:

On the very day that the 25-member council dissolved itself, June 1, it issued a little-noticed decree that guarantees most of its members seats on the Iraqi National Council, a de-facto legislature that will serve until elections are held early next year.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wogovt283870393jun28,0,6612396.story

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After the 'liberation', a forgotten nation falls apart :

Tony Blair may have pledged that Afghanistan would not be abandoned, but after the Taleban was ousted, Washington and London's focus shifted east to Iraq.
tinyurl.com/2fywt

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Some Guantanamo detainees 'may be released before court review' :

Donald Rumsfeld, said no final decisions have been made about how the US government would respond to Supreme Court decisions this week requiring that detainees be given a way to challenge their incarceration.
www.breakingnews.ie/2004/07/02/story155158.html

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UK: Nightmare Goes on after Guantanamo Release, MPs Told :

The “Kafkaesque‰ nightmare of a British citizen released from Guantanamo Bay has continued on his return to the UK, the Commons was told tonight.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3151937

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'I apologise to all Muslims for what my country has done' :

A US lawyer representing three Bahraini Guantanamo Bay detainees has hit out against his own government, which he accused of trampling on the rights of prisoners.
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=85629&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=27103

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 07/01/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/27p94

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Israel Will Ignore World Court Barrier Ruling:

Israel's foreign minister said on Friday his government would not accept a World Court ruling on the legality of its West Bank barrier and pressed for U.S. support to block any U.N. action against the Jewish state.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5578236

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Uncovering an Israeli jail that specializes in nightmares:

An ultrasecret jail where Israel has held Arabs in total seclusion for years, barred visits by the Red Cross and allegedly tortured inmates. Some of the methods are reminiscent of Abu Ghraib: nudity as a humiliation tactic, compromising photographs, sleep deprivation.
msnbc.msn.com/id/5251751/site/newsweek/

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In case you missed it:

Ariel Sharon: The Accused :

Nearly 20 years ago the man who is now Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, sent Lebanese militiamen into the Palestine refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla. When they left 36 hours later at least 800 people lay dead after a rampage of murder, torture and rape.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6403.htm

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Kerry position paper outlines support for Israel :

The paper, entitled “John Kerry: Strengthening Israel's Security and Bolstering the U.S.-Israel Special Relationship,” was sent in mid-June to a group of people in the Jewish community as part of the Kerry attempt to maintain contact with Jewish supporters in the United States
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/446429.html

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger: Bush Or Kerry? Look Closely And The Danger Is The Same:

A myth equal to the fable of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is gaining strength on both sides of the Atlantic. It is that John Kerry offers a world-view different from that of George W Bush.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5815.htm

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Bush pushing for religious campaigning:

The Bush-Cheney re-election campaign has sent a detailed plan of action to religious volunteers across the country asking them to turn over church directories to the campaign
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2658470

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US lawmakers request UN observers for November 2 presidential election :

Several members of the House of Representatives have requested the United Nations to send observers to monitor the November 2 US presidential election to avoid a contentious vote like in 2000, when the outcome was decided by Florida.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/93326/1/.html

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Florida Felon Purge List Made Public :

In a victory for Florida voters, Circuit Court Judge Nikki Clark ruled today that the list of 47,000 “potential felon matches” who the state claims may be purged from the voter polls must be made available to the public.
www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=16167

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A British General's View of Fahrenheit 9/11:

I believe that this film will utterly destroy any residual confidence that the American people might have in the credentials of George W. Bush as a decisive war leader.
www.michaelmoore.com/words/latestnews/mikeinthenews/index.php?id=47

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Our Fearless Leader:

A mosaic of soldiers who have died in Iraq:
photomatt.net/2004/04/07/mosaic/

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In case you missed it:

Any US invasion of Iran will have terrible consequences:

The US is preparing to invade Iran early next year if president George W.Bush is re-elected and later possibly if John Kerry comes in, with the outer deadline being Christmas of 2005.
www.indiareacts.com/archivedebates/nat2.asp?recno=908&ctg=World

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Dissing the Republic To Save It:

A conversation with Chalmers Johnson:

“The greater cost is what the public will lose, if they haven‚t already lost it: the republic, the structural defense of our liberties, the separation of powers to block the growth of a dictatorial presidency.”
www.laweekly.com/ink/04/32/features-cooper.php

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Caught on Tape:

Filmmaker Kent Bye Says the Media is Partially Responsible for the Iraq War—and He Has the Footage to Prove it
www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=7807

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US sidles up to well-oiled autocracy:

Opposition activists in Azerbaijan accuse America of double standards on rights
www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/0,11319,1252330,00.html

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US tips Jakarta's terror balance:

The George W Bush administration appears not only to have given up on restoring its legitimacy on human rights, but has shifted the balance to encourage human rights violations by the Indonesian military in the name of fighting terror.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/FG03Ae06.html

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U.S. Job Growth Slows Sharply in June:

The pace of U.S. hiring slumped sharply in June after several months of robust gains, the government reported on Friday, as employers added fewer than half the number of payroll jobs forecast and hours of work shrank.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5576217

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Dollar Falls Against Euro as U.S. Job Growth Is Below Forecasts :

The dollar is headed for a third straight weekly decline against the euro, and the seventh in eight weeks. It is still 0.8 percent higher this week against the yen.
tinyurl.com/2tcy3

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Why the US can't be trusted with our personal data:

The United States has a long ˜ very long ˜ history of abusing personal information and surveillance powers for political purposes to the detriment of the entirely innocent.
www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=19&story_id=9106

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Sudan moves camp before Annan visit :

Gone were the more than 1,000 residents of the Meshtel settlement. Gone as well were their makeshift dwellings. Hours before Annan's arrival, the local authorities had loaded the camp's inhabitants aboard trucks and moved them.
tinyurl.com/3ejrg

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The Truth About the Drug Companies:

The fact is that this industry is taking us for a ride, and there will be no real reform without an aroused and determined public to make it happen.
www.nybooks.com/articles/17244

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It's illegal: top defence lawyer:

“On what basis was the court set up? Who appointed the judges?” He claimed the bench had been bribed by the US-led coalition force.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10015941%255E2703,00.html

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Some Iraqi guards as bad as prisoners, MPs say:

“It was more of a challenge to watch (the Iraqi guards) than to watch the prisoners, Maj. David DiNenna, operations officer for the 320th Military Police Battalion, said in an interview
tinyurl.com/36bha

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US soldier 'karate-kicked Iraqi prisoner' :

A US marine reservist has appeared at a military court hearing on charges that he karate-kicked an Iraqi prisoner who later died.
www.breakingnews.ie/2004/06/29/story154661.html

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How Chalabi Played the Press:

The list includes articles from nearly every blue-blooded news outfit in America, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, 60 Minutes, USA Today, the New York Daily News, UPI, and Fox News.
www.cjr.org/issues/2004/4/mccollam-list.asp

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Polish troops find sarin warheads in Iraq:

“Some of them are very corroded. They are probably not usable, but are dangerous to the local environment,”
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-07-01-poland-iraq-sarin_x.htm

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Afghan elections to be put off again:

Afghanistan's landmark democratic elections due in September look set to be delayed again as political parties have refused to agree on a date for the polls.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/10F9937C-C454-4AE0-A7B5-FB0D8F536FB7.htm

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Convoy of Death:

Why have US television stations refused to broadcast this documentary?:

The film provides eyewitness testimony that U.S. troops were complicit in the massacre of thousands of Taliban prisoners during the Afghan War.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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July 1 2004

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1 YEAR & 83 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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US planes bomb Falluja:

At least 13 people have been killed after US military planes bombed a neighbourhood in the Iraqi city of Falluja
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7732A66D-252E-4D85-8608-8AF6237D2DAD.htm

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2 Deadly Roadside Bomb Attacks in Baghdad :

In one incident, a senior official of Iraq's Finance Ministry was seriously wounded and two body guards were killed. Police say they believe the attack was aimed at the official, who heads the ministry's audit board.
www.bakutoday.net/view.php?d=9617

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Four Iraqi guards killed in clash with guerillas :

Four Iraqi bodyguards were killed today when guerillas attacked the house of an official working with the country's new interim government, the official said.
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=59575

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10 troops killed after US chopper shot down, claims Taliban :

A spokesman for the Taliban Thursday claimed that Taliban forces shot down a US military helicopter in Zabul province, killing 10 people on board.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=69444

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Afghan bomb attacks kills four:

Three people wounded in a double bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have died in hospital, bringing the death toll in the latest pre-election violence to four
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=539396&section=news

tinyurl.com/33bak

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Embarrassment for US military:

The US military in Afghanistan is confronted with an embarrassing situation following the realisation that the two men in its custody were Afghan government officials from Helmand province rather than top Taliban commanders as claimed by it earlier.
jang.com.pk/thenews/jun2004-daily/30-06-2004/main/main5.htm

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United States Marine killed in western Iraq ;

A US marine was killed on Thursday in the restive province of Al-Anbar, west of Baghdad, the US military said.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_861428,00050004.htm

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Israeli forces “kills Gaza boy”:

Israeli forces have shot dead a 9-year-old Palestinian boy playing football in a Gaza refugee camp.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=539615&section=news

tinyurl.com/2wmvo

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Defiant Saddam appears in Iraqi court:

According to reporters who attended the hearing, Saddam called the Kuwaitis “dogs” and referred to the tribunal as “theatre”. He also said the “the criminal is Bush”.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/69849F29-1B52-418A-8478-BBA0D3CFB37C.htm

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Saddam Hearing: Full transcript
tinyurl.com/yvyht

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George Galloway ; A show trial :

The trial of Saddam is a distraction tactic that will do nothing to stop the growing Iraqi resistance
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1251799,00.html

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Justice must be seen to be done to Saddam:

Show trials are a device of dictators. Iraq's dictator should be tried with due process. The Iraqi Special Tribunal will be the only war-crimes court in the world that does not have an independent international judiciary, and some will see this as a reflection of the Bush Administration's continuing opposition to international criminal tribunals.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/01/1088488090057.html

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Robert Fisk: No mention of power cuts and violence at trial of the century:

Now it is time for bread and circuses. Keep the people distracted. Show them Saddam. Remind them what it used to be like. Make them grateful. Make Saddam pay. Show his face once more across the world so that his victims will think about the past, not the present. Charge him. Before the full majesty of Iraq's new “democratic” law. And may George Bush win the next American election.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6416.htm

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Today, Saddam faces justice at last.

Where are the others accused of crimes against humanity?
news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=536996

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CIA Felt Pressure to Alter Iraq Data, Author Says:

Agency analysts were repeatedly ordered to redo their studies of Al Qaeda ties to Hussein regime, a terrorism expert charges.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6419.htm

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In case you missed it:

“The victor is not asked if he tells the truth”

A must watch video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/surfing.htm

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UK: Foreign Office asks judges not to rule on Iraq war legality :

It would be prejudicial to the national interest if the courts expressed a view which differed from the government's on the legal justification for the war, the permanent under secretary of state, Sir Michael Jay, said.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1251190,00.html

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UK: History is on his side :

What is needed from Mr Blair is not just a condemnation of individual acts of torture: it is the renunciation of torture as an instrument of policy. That would not just be piety.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1250986,00.html

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The resistance campaign is Iraq's real war of liberation:

The sham of this week's handover will do nothing to end the uprising
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1251120,00.html

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Marine's Utah cousin irate: N.Y. Times admits quote incomplete :

The cousin of Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, the West Jordan Marine facing decapitation at the hands of his captors in Iraq, is upset that his quotations were used to bolster an argument that his cousin had deserted the military.
deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595074276,00.html

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1 in 6 Iraq Veterans Is Found to Suffer Stress-Related Disorder:

About one in six soldiers returning from the war in Iraq shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional difficulties, researchers are reporting today.
www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040701/ZNYT02/407010380/1051/NEWS01

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Pentagon Alerted to Trouble in Ranks:

Reports over a decade have warned of recruits with criminal pasts and of the violent behavior of some active-duty service members.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6417.htm

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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US will override Baghdad in war on terrorism :

American commanders will risk launching high-profile military actions at targets in Iraq even if they go directly against the wishes of the new Iraqi government, a senior US general said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1251033,00.html

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Iraqi security forces plagued by mass desertions :

Fledgling Iraqi security forces are “unready” to fight anti-government insurgents as their units remain inadequately trained, under-equipped and suffer from a desertion rate sometimes exceeding 80 per cent, a US congressional probe has found.
www.brunei-online.com/bb/thu/jul1w21.htm

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A King George quiz for July 4th:

In this July 4th, not a week after our regime of plunderers, having done their best to strip down Iraq economically (as they are also strip-mining our own country), handed a hollow “sovereignty” to Iyad Allawi, the leader of a former Iraqi terrorist organization, it's worth rereading that inspiriting document, the Declaration of Independence.
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=1519

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The US-led CPA is leaving a legacy of muddled accounting:

Handing over sovereignty to the new Iraqi interim government means that the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) ceased to exist. Many fear that the US and UN commissioned audits checking for waste and fraud in Iraq reconstruction contracts will simply disappear and accountability will be lost.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=3&article_id=5781

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A sinister design unfolds:

With a new interim government in place in Iraq, a clearer picture is emerging of the US global strategy of regime change embodied in its Pre-emptive Doctrine.
jang.com.pk/thenews/jun2004-daily/30-06-2004/oped/o3.htm

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 06/30/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/3cu8q

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Australia: U.S. Major Mori, discusses Hicks's US military tribunal:

David Hicks's military-appointed defence attorney marine Major Michael Mori, who surprised many with his forthright denunciation of the system put in place to try Hicks and other Guantanamo detainees. He said the system is not fair and that cannot be hidden.
Transcript:
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1144165.htm

Real Video here.
www.abc.net.au/reslib/200406/r24444_60405.ram

Windows Media Here
www.abc.net.au/reslib/200406/r24444_60406.asx

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Diplomats & Military Commanders for Change:

Video Webcast:

27 career chiefs of mission and retired four-star military leaders who have launched a nationwide campaign to press for the need for change in U.S. foreign and defense policy because they are deeply concerned by the damage the Bush Administration has caused to our national and international interests.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6415.htm

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New Halliburton waste alleged:

Former Halliburton insiders have come forward with new allegations of massive waste of taxpayer money.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5333896/

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Millionaires fill US Congress halls :

The US Congress, the domed bastion of democracy in the capital of capitalism, abounds with deep-pocketed politicians whose fortunes have made the legislative branch of government a millionaire's club.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6418.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Exposed: The Carlyle Group :

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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When Cheney's mask slips, it reveals Bush ;

Nothing will persuade the president to drop his mentor from the team, not even an explosion of expletives
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1251288,00.html

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Cheney Says Iraq War Has Made U.S., the World Safer:

Vice President Dick Cheney said on Thursday the Bush administration's war on terrorism had brought “decisive and relentless action” against extremists and said the world and America were safer because of it.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5568737

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Blind, Or A Coward?:

I have to conclude the Michael Moore is either blind, or a coward. Blind, if he can‚t see Bush‚s craven ties to Israel, driven by the neocons and the Christian Zionists and Bible-thumping fundamentalists like Jerry Falwell, who consider Israel Jesus‚ next stop and see Saudi Arabia as Satanic.
www.tompaine.com/articles/blind_or_a_coward.php

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In case you missed it:

Video: Americas Third World War:

How 6 million People Were killed in CIA secret wars against third world countries
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm

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Stealth fighter-bomber unit is temporarily deployed to S. Korea :

“In coordination with the Republic of Korea government, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea have identified certain forces to deploy to the ROK from June to September 2004,‰ said Air Force Lt. Col. Deborah Bertrand, a USFK spokeswoman.
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=23060

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