Information Clearing House  Digest July 17-21 2004
Date: 21 Jul 2004 21

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1 YEAR & 102 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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10 foreigners killed in Pakistan:

PESHAWAR: Pakistani troops using artillery and gunship helicopters on Tuesday morning pounded strongholds of suspected foreign terrorists in Shakai, killing 10 of them
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_21-7-2004_pg1_5

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At least 10 die in new clashes in Iraq:

At least 10 people died in new clashes between insurgents and US military forces in Iraq, according to Iraqi police and US army reports on Wednesday.
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/focusoniraq/2004/July/focusoniraq_July172.xml&section=focusoniraq

tinyurl.com/4tbkx

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Six Killed in Taliban Attack in Afghanistan:

Taliban fighters attacked Afghan government and U.S. forces in the south of the country and six people were killed, including four of the attackers. More than 800 people have been killed in Afghanistan over the past year in a wave of violence
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5730657

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At least six killed in two car bombs in Iraq:

Two car bombs exploded Wednesday in southern Baghdad and Ramadi killing at least six people and wounding several more
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10716

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Iraq Militants Take Six Foreign Truck Drivers Hostage:

A militant group in Iraq said it has taken six foreign truck drivers hostage and has threatened to behead them if their countries do not declare they are ready to withdraw their citizens from Iraq
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=asbINNZMu_pU&refer=top_world_news

tinyurl.com/6p8ts

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Share power or lose control, Iraq warned:

Sheik Mudher Al-Kharbit could end the insurgency, but won't.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6533.htm

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Vengeance:

The unintended consequence of American meddling in Iraq has been the destruction of their efforts to contain terrorism. The Philippine pullout is not a betrayal of American policy. Rather, it is the bitter fruit of American policy
www.inq7.net/opi/2004/jul/21/opi_editorial-1.htm

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Saudis Kill Two Suspects, Find U.S. Hostage Head :

Saudi Arabian security forces killed two terrorist suspects, including one on a most-wanted list, and captured six others in a gun battle late yesterday in the capital, Riyadh, the Interior Ministry said.
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=a9.XeLuemC1I&refer=top_world_news

tinyurl.com/68s9d

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Israeli army warns of strike against Syria:

As the conflict on the Israel-Lebanon border escalates, the Israeli military has issued a blunt warning that it may launch a direct attack against Syria.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7732C490-4F79-4328-8C9D-186AF002F1D2.htm

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Hezbollah fighter, two Israelis killed in clash:

Lebanon's Hezbollah has killed two Israeli soldiers and lost one of their own fighters in border clashes, a day after the group accused Israel of killing a top Hezbollah member.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1158275.htm

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Lebanon fires on Israeli planes:

LEBANESE army anti-aircraft batteries opened fire in the direction of Israeli warplanes broke the sound barrier at low altitude twice over Beirut overnight, reporters and security sources said.
tinyurl.com/3nwx6

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'Two killed' in Samarra clashes:

At least two Iraqis have been killed in clashes between US forces and Iraqi insurgents in the town of Samarra, according to hospital sources.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3911995.stm

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Marine killed in action in Iraq :

A U.S. marine was killed in action on Tuesday in ? Anbar province west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=650851

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Abu Ghraib: Male Rape Witness statement from Taguba Report:

Warning this report contains graphic descriptions of torture and rape. .pdf Format
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6527.htm

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Documents detail wider abuse of Iraqi prisoners:

Pentagon papers indicate probe of assaults outside of Abu Ghraib prison
www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~2285067,00.html

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Abu Ghraib: One Iraqi Woman‚s Story :

Nagem Salam interviewed a former Abu Ghraib female detainee who was arrested by US forces on September 14, 2003 and detained in Ba'qouba, Tikrit, Abu Ghraib and the Tesfirat transfer station.
www.islamonline.net/english/In_Depth/Iraq_Aftermath/2004/06/article_04.shtml

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An Old Vets Opinion: Bush and the Torturing of Iraq‚s Children:

It appears that the torturing of Iraq‚s children is now a part of the Bush cabals “policy‰ of “bringing democracy, liberation and freedom‰ to the Iraqi people. This goes way past just simply outrageous.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6531.htm

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Afghans Try Americans on Torture Charges :

Three Americans accused of torturing Afghans in a private jail during a freelance counterterror mission went on trial Wednesday, with their ringleader denying any wrongdoing and claiming U.S. government support.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4334379,00.html

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Russia denies plans to send troops to Iraq :

Russia on Tuesday categorically denied plans to send up to 40,000 troops to Iraq or Afghanistan under a reported deal with Washington.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_897406,00050003.htm

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'Bin Laden wanted invasion' :

Britain and the US have guaranteed that the west will face a decade-long war with the forces of Osama bin Laden after the “strategic blunder” of invading Iraq, Robin Cook told the Commons.
www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,3605,1265458,00.html

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Audio: Pacifica Radio Interviews Robert Fisk:

Fisk talks about his journey outside of Baghdad into the land of Muqtada al-Sadr, the failing occupation, and what is in store for the US if they continue to stay the course in Iraq.
209.81.10.18:80/data/20040720-Tue1700.mp3

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Pressured by US, Greece to allow troops at Olympics :

Under intense pressure from the United States, Greece will allow 400 American Special Forces soldiers to be present at the Olympic Games next month under NATO auspices and will also permit American, Israeli and possibly British security officers to carry weapons
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373875105

tinyurl.com/6q5wr

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America's Not Safer:

Whatever motive the Bush administration had for attacking Iraq, the safety of the American people was certainly not the reason. Attacking and occupying an Arab country has done exactly what experts about the area said it would do:
reese.king-online.com/Reese_20040721/index.php

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“I'm A Warrior” : Soldiers hone killer instincts in Iraq firefights:

“I want to know if I killed that guy yesterday,” Hall says. “I saw blood spurt from his leg, but I want to be sure I killed him.”
www.theunionleader.com/articles_showa.html?article=41102

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Bush Says: 'I Want to Be the Peace President':

After launching two wars, President Bush said on Tuesday he wanted to be a “peace president” and took swipes at his Democratic rivals for being lawyers and weak on defense
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6534.htm

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This is a must read

Bush-Hitler: Hypnotizing The Masses:

By putting the horror mask on Saddam, by petrifying U. S. citizens with tales of Saddam‚s gases and torture chambers and terrorist connections, Bush dusted off and refined an old Hitler trick.

This is a must read
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6528.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Power of presidency resides in language as well as law:

George W. Bush is generally regarded as a mangler of the English language. What is overlooked is his mastery of emotional language — especially negatively charged emotional language — as a political tool. It is the predictable result of the intentional use of language to dominate others.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6529.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Blue Pill People :

There are none so blind as those who will not look. If you are one of those who will look, take a look around. You are surrounded — surrounded by millions who will not look. These are the blue pill people. Who are these blue pill people and why won't they look?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1543.htm

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A mighty fortress is his God:

Bush and many of his closest advisors are evangelicals, a variant of Christianity that non-Americans scarcely comprehend and Americans in the large urban centers rarely encounter.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6530.htm

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The Church of Bush:

What liberal infidels will never understand about the president:

This is a journey among the “tough love” camp. The people who, even in the face of evidence of his casual cruelty, of his habitual and unchristian contempt for weakness, love George Bush unconditionally: love him when he is tender, love him when he is tough˜but who never, ever are tough on him.
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0429/perlstein.php

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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America As We Knew It Is Almost Gone:

Most of our fellow Americans spend more time on TV entertainment shows than they do examining what is happening to our country, to our troops and to our moral and economic policies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6535.htm

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Rig My Election, Please :

Just how far will desperate Republicans go to trick America into another BushCo victory?
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=%2Fgate%2Farchive%2F2004%2F07%2F21%2Fnotes072104.DTL

tinyurl.com/6sbf4

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Do me a favor and don't vote:

It's your patriotic duty to vote. No, actually it isn't. It may be your patriotic duty to be an informed voter, but that's different from merely voting.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/182457_firstperson19.html

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America sings a new song of celebrity censorship:

A furore over a Linda Ronstadt gig is the latest in a series of rows about politics that is casting a shadow over the world of US entertainment.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=542990

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The Iraq Scandals: Media Failures Are Next :

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was the first to identify this process, and wrote that “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
www.truthout.org/docs_04/072104J.shtml

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The Ghost of Vice President Wallace Warns: “It Can Happen Here:

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.”
www.commondreams.org/views04/0719-15.htm

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Unrecorded victims:

We now know that the public was misled over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. But have we also been misled over the even more emotive issue of Iraq's mass graves.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1265742,00.html

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Neo-Cons Target Terrorism By Reviving Communism Foe :

A bipartisan group of 41 mainly neo-conservative foreign-policy hawks has launched the third Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) whose previous two incarnations mobilised public support for rolling back Soviet-led communism but whose new enemy will be ''global terrorism''.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6532.htm

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Sources: Cop may have planted pipe bomb:

Police are investigating whether a subway blast Monday that injured a police officer might have been the work of the officer, who was recently granted a 9/11-related psychological disability
www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-bomb0721,0,6122472.story?coll=ny-nynews-headlines

tinyurl.com/5qny9

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Vehicle explosion in Opryland Hotel parking lot kills one:

A sport utility vehicle exploded in a parking lot at Nashville's largest hotel, killing one man inside. Authorities said they suspected a homemade bomb was involved
www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=2068844&nav=1ugFP1OE

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Alarm at US drift over Middle East :

The United States is losing interest in the Middle East peace process with the result that the prospects of creating a viable Palestinian state are gradually disappearing, a new British government assessment of the Palestinian crisis warns.
politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,11538,1265656,00.html

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Qureia to remain only as a 'caretaker' PM unless Arafat cedes more power:

Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia told President Yasser Arafat on Tuesday he's determined to quit unless the Palestinian leader yields more power to the cabinet, leaving the government embroiled in crisis.
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=9242f5e1-d9be-468c-9a62-2477a084a9f1

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UN demands Israel scrap barrier:

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding that Israel comply with a world court ruling to dismantle its West Bank barrier.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3911785.stm

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Will Israel and the US respect international law?:

Both the countries now stand in the court of “world opinion” as whether they abide by and respect rules of international law or ignore it. It is a case where both the members of the UN are put to test for practice what they often preach to respect rule of law.
www.thedailystar.net/2004/07/21/d407211501123.htm

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Senate to take on ICJ ruling :

The U.S. Senate is expected to denounce the International Court of Justice‚s ruling against Israel.
www.jta.org/brknews.asp?id=114594

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Need a laugh? :

Edward I. Koch : Why Bush must win :

Regrettably, my party, the Democratic party, now has a strong radical left wing whose members often dominate the party primaries. Those same left-wing radicals have an anti-Israel philosophy, reviling that democratic state which shares the values held by a majority of Americans.
www.jewishworldreview.com/0704/koch.html

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In case you missed it?:

The Myth of Tiny, Little Israel: Zionist Tentacles Everywhere :

Too few people in the world realize that this “little nation‰ of Israel has its tentacles throughout the world, in terms of its political action committees, appointees and elected officials in governments and the hiring out of its active or retired Mossad agents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3940.htm

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Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2000 Congressional Candidates 1999-2000 Cycle
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5963.htm

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John Edwards, the smiling hawk:

While bringing Senator John Edwards – a bright and charismatic Southern populist – on to the Democratic ticket might attract some voters, it will likely serve to alienate further the majority of Democrats already disappointed in Kerry's strident support for President George W Bush's illegal and disastrous decision to invade Iraq
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FG21Aa01.html

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Colombian rebels rule out talks:

Colombia's biggest rebel group has ruled out peace talks as long as President Alvaro Uribe is in power.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3910477.stm

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Struggle over pre-Holocaust property enters final stage :

The Claims Conference is the richest and most influential philanthropic body in the Jewish world concerning Holocaust monies. The organization, which is practically unknown to the general Israeli public, disburses close to $100 million annually to Jewish organizations worldwide.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=453888&contrassID=1&subContrassID=9&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

tinyurl.com/4grqn

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New Citizens Say GOP Took Away Their Right To Choose:

A registered voter can vote for any candidate of any party in a general election, but in most primaries in Florida, people can only vote for candidates of their own party.
www.news4jax.com/politics/3495828/detail.html

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Date: 20 Jul 2004

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1 YEAR & 101 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Roadside bomb kills four Iraqi vets:

Minibus, carrying nine veterinary surgeons, hit bomb in Ghalabia killing four, wounding two others seriously.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10700

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Interim governor of Basra, two bodyguards shot dead; At least four killed in blast :

The interim governor of Basra, Iraq's second largest city, was shot and killed Tuesday along with two of his bodyguards, a council spokesman said.
www.albawaba.com/headlines/TheNews.php3?sid=281348&dir=news&lang=e

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Our lies led us into war :

The press must also be held to account for falsehoods we reproduced before the invasion
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1264968,00.html

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Iraq is not improving, it's a disaster :

Attacks on US troops are running at dozens a day, frequently accompanied by looting, burning and stoning. It is generally believed in Baghdad that around 1,000 Iraqis leave the country every day for Jordan and Syria because the security situation is intolerable.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1264789,00.html

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Robert Fisk: 'A better and safer place':

Iraqi government officials and Western diplomats tell journalists to avoid driving out of Baghdad; now I understand why. It is dangerous. But my own fearful journey far down Highway 8 – scene of the murder of at least 15 Westerners – proved that the US-appointed Iraqi government controls little of the land south of the capital.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6523.htm

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Iraq's transition to dictatorship:

The future of Iraqi politics will in great part be determined by the fact that the major groups in Iraqi society are more interested in achieving communal aims than they are in living in a market democracy.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FG21Ak01.html

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Allawi, Not The First 'Closed' Case For Negroponte:

“John Negroponte saw, or professed to see, a Honduras almost Scandinavian in its tranquillity, a place where there were no murderous generals, no death squads, no political prisoners, no clandestine jails or cemeteries.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6526.htm

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Torturing Children :

The biggest story of the Iraq war has not enjoyed any coverage in America, though it has been exploding across the international news media for several weeks now.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/072004A.shtml

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For Families of Some Killed in Iraq: Grief, Outrage and Protest :

Many families of US service members killed in Iraq say the pain of having lost a loved one does not grow easier to deal with as time passes. Some say it only worsens. More and more, the families of men and women killed in Iraq are speaking publicly against the war.
newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=705&printmode=true

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Traumatic brain injury, a 'silent handicap,' affects many Iraq vets:

Early estimates from screening at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of injured troops returning from Iraq deemed at high risk for traumatic brain injury suggest that, whatever their other wounds, as many as two-thirds also had brain injuries.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/182691_iraqbrain19.html

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Army Neglects Soldiers‚ Combat Trauma :

Combat is not a video game; it is real and it can be traumatic. Does the US Army understand this?
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=806

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Ala. Doctor Reactivated for Iraq War at 68 :

At 68, many people are slowing down. Not John Wicks: He's going to Iraq. Wicks, a psychiatrist, has been called out of military retirement by the Army to fill a shortage of mental health experts needed to help soldiers cope with combat
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=718&e=8&u=/ap/20040719/ap_on_re_us/activated_at68

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Bush Cronies Profit From Iraq War While Our Die Everyday:

More disturbing news from Iraq: Now United Nations auditors are complaining the Bush administration is holding back information concerning more than $1 billion in reconstruction contracts awarded to several well-connected American firms without competitive bidding.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6521.htm

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Halliburton Iran deals under fire:

Halliburton, in trouble over alleged over-charging for Iraq contracts, is being probed for its deals in Iran.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3908753.stm

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How has the US been spending other people's billions?:

As the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives', Mr Waxman has a question on Iraq. In fact, he has several – and in typically robust fashion, he is demanding answers. What he wants to know is whether the Bush administration has been fiddling with Iraq's oil revenues.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1264767,00.html

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Web Site Cites Bush-Riggs Link :

A political Web site written by a Democratic operative drew attention yesterday to the fact that President Bush's uncle, Jonathan J. Bush, is a top executive at Riggs Bank, which this week agreed to pay a record $25 million in civil fines for violations of law intended to thwart money laundering.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6525.hm

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In case you missed it:

The Bush Family Fortunes:

The BBC and Greg Palast, Investigate the Bush family scandals
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4115.htm

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In case you missed it:

ŒFrauds-R-Us‚: The Bush Family Saga
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3308.htm

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ŒWorking in Iraq broke my heart‚ :

After spending 4 months in the war zone, an Indian cook recalls the horror.
cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=91930

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New Zogby Poll:

(73%) give British Prime Minister Tony Blair a negative performance rating.
www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=844

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 07/19/04:

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

tinyurl.com/6w59c

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Saudi Arabia's double-edged amnesty:

With Saudi militants ignoring the government's offer of a limited amnesty to those who turn themselves in, a confrontation between the Saudi security apparatus and the militants, far more violent than the one witnessed over the past year in the kingdom, is likely in the coming weeks.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FG21Ak04.html

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Paul Krugman: The Arabian Candidate:

The Arabian candidate wouldn't openly help terrorists. Instead, he would serve their cause while pretending to be their enemy. After an attack, he would strike back at the terrorist base, a necessary action to preserve his image of toughness, but botch the follow-up, allowing the terrorist leaders to escape
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6524.htm

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Lawmaker Decries Kerry-Bin Laden Stickers :

A Republican lawmaker says it was inappropriate for a GOP office to display a bumper sticker declaring: ``Kerry is bin Laden's Man. Bush is Mine.''
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4331114,00.html

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Bush Has Spent About $160M, Report Says :

Bush spent roughly $160 million on his re-election effort through June, including about $12 million last month, a campaign finance report he filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission showed.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4331119,00.html

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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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U.S. Marine Hassoun Says He Was Held Captive by Iraq Insurgents:

``I did not desert my post,'' Hassoun said in Quantico, Virginia, about 30 miles south of Washington in a televised statement cleared by the Marine Corps. ``I was captured and held against my will by anti-coalition forces for 19 days. This was a very difficult and challenging time for me.''
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aqbBk9knI89c&refer=us

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Iraqi Envoy to U.S. Hails Iran's Help :

Iraq's top envoy here credits Iran with supporting stability in the region and with intercepting 200 fighters from Afghanistan as they tried to cross the border into Iraq.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4328265,00.html

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Twisting Science: Reflections on Radiological War:

Charles Sheehan-Miles on 'Depleted' Uraniun: “The science is being twisted around to serve the Pentagon's needs.”
www.traprockpeace.org/charles_sheehan-miles.html

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Afghanistan presses prison case :

The three Americans who were arrested by the Afghan police on July 5, were also charged with robbing, beating and torturing their detainees. Idema said he intended to call high-level Afghan officials, generals, corps commanders and ambassadors in his defense. He said he had been working with Afghan and U.S. forces, contentions that Afghan and U.S. officials have denied.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=530011.html

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Sudan: Living with the legacy of rape and genocide :

THEIR faces told the story. Three women with covered heads sitting on a straw mat, eyes conveying a truth that words cannot express.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=826022004

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Study: Iraq vets face increased trauma chance :

Soldiers deployed to the front lines of Iraq face a higher chance of developing post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental disorders than their counterparts in Afghanistan, a recent Army study reported.
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=12393780&BRD=1389&PAG=461&dept_id=161958&rfi=6

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Bush, CIA at Odds on Iran:

The president's interest in a possible 9/11 link goes against the agency leader's assessment. They also disagree over intelligence reforms.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6522.htm

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PM Sharon Met with US Senator Brownback :

The two discussed the issue of disengagement, opinions regarding the International Court of Justice at The Hague, world terror and Iran.
www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=65958

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US Senator: Iran is epicenter of international terrorist funding:

Iran is the leading supporter of terrorism around the world, and the rogue state is clearly working on nuclear weapons, US Senator Sam Brownback (Republican- Kansas) said Monday in Jerusalem.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1090208251851

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Pressure mounts to do something about Iran:

In language similar to the prewar resolution on Iraq, a recent House of Reprentatives resolution authorised the use of “all appropriate means” to deter, dissuade and prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weaponry – words often used to approve pre-emptive military force.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/19/1090089093887.html?oneclick=true

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NZ spies bugged Israeli agents :

New Zealand intelligence agencies are understood to have bugged the two Israeli passport fraudsters and gained concrete evidence that they were Mossad agents.
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3579251&thesection=news&thesubsection=general

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French press review :

The French papers were united in their condemnation of Ariel Sharon after the Israeli prime minister urged all French Jews to relocate to Israel to escape anti-semitism in France.
www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1264769,00.html

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Shin Bet : 150 and 200 Jews are hoping for the death of Ariel Sharon:

He said some of those on the list are described as “hilltop youth,” young settlers who are extremist in their beliefs and actions.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/453803.html

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Chirac Says Sharon Not Welcome in France :

President Jacques Chirac said Monday that the Israeli leader would not be welcome here until he gave a satisfactory explanation for saying Jews should go to Israel to escape anti-Semitism in France.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4328314,00.html

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Unsafe for Jews? France is shaken by Sharon's jibe:

The Israeli PM's suggestion that French Jews should move to his country because of rising anti-Semitism has caused deep unease
news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=542744

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Local French Jews reject Sharon's aliya comments:

French Jews living in Jerusalem disagreed with the comments made by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Sunday, when he called on France's 600,000 Jews to immigrate to Israel.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1090208251811

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Al Qaeda Recruiting Europeans, Females to Dupe Investigators:

Al Qaeda may be trying to recruit young Europeans and women as terrorists in order to throw off U.S. government investigators
www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=\Nation\archive\200407\NAT20040719c.html

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In case you missed it:

Selective Memri :

Brian Whitaker investigates whether the 'independent' media institute that translates the Arabic newspapers is quite what it seems
www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,773258,00.html

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Did the Bush Administration Allow a Network of Right-Wing Republicans to Foment a Violent Coup in Haiti?:

We speak with Max Blumenthal contibutor to Salon.com and author of a new investigative piece that examines the role of the United States in destabilizing the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand-Aristide
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/20/1327215

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US planning to devise 'massive' new bomb :

The Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP, would be about one-third heavier than the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB, dropped twice last year in “live” tests at a range in Florida.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=22&art_id=vn20040717131225907C662624

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Want fries with outsourcing? :

Pull off U.S. Interstate Highway 55 near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and into the drive-through lane of a McDonald's next to the highway and you'll get fast, friendly service, even though the person taking your order is not in the restaurant – or even in Missouri.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=529970.html

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Date: 19 Jul 2004

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1 YEAR & 100 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Truck bomb kills at least 10 in Baghdad :

A suicide bomber has blown up a fuel truck near a Baghdad police station, killing at least 10 people, wounding 62 and destroying cars and buildings
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/WireFeed/WireFeed&c=WireFeed&cid=1089707092502

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Militants Kill Top Iraqi Official:

Militants killed a top official in Iraq's Defense Ministry in a drive-by shooting as he walked into his house in Baghdad, the ministry said Monday.
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040719_347.html

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Woman dies in rocket attack:

A WOMAN was killed when a rocket landed in central Kabul, close to the US embassy and headquarters of international peacekeeping troops, police and witnesses said.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10179313^1702,00.html

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Robert Fisk: Four missiles, 14 deaths and the crisis of information in Baghdad:

As in Afghanistan, so in Iraq. US air strikes are becoming “uncoverable”, as the growing insurgencies across the two countries make more and more highways too dangerous for foreign correspondents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6519.htm

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Iraqi target disputed :

Residents say it was civilian, not military. Fourteen people were killed and body parts were strewn across the area.
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=36137

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US casualty rate high since handover:

Long guerrilla war is feared in Iraq: Nearly as many US soldiers lost their lives in Iraq in the first half of July as in all of June
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/07/19/us_casualty_rate_high_since_handover/

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Militant leader puts £150,000 bounty on head of Iraqi PM:

Zarqawi, offered a reward of 200,000 Jordanian dinars (£150,000) to “whoever gets us Allawi's head”. The United States has offered $25m (£13m) for the capture of Zarqawi, its top militant target in Iraq.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=542429

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Minister to investigate Allawi execution claims:

Iraq's Human Rights Minister Bakhtiyar Amin said he will investigate claims that Iraq's new Prime Minister Iyad Allawi killed six prisoners, although he does not believe they are true.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/19/1090089067871.html

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US media kills story that Iraqi PM executed 6 prisoners:

The US media has surprisingly failed to pick up the shocking disclosure by Sydney Morning Herald, Australia‚s leading newspaper, that the Irqai Prime Minister Iyad Allawi personally executed six suspected insurgents in a Baghdad police station.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_19-7-2004_pg1_2

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Allawi, Our Puppet with a Pistol: Iraq's New Terrorist Prime Minister: :

In a long line of American puppets, the name Ayad Allawi figures to loom large. In just a matter of weeks the new Prime Minister of Iraq has accommodated his US paymasters with a zeal that must leave the dapper Hamid Karzai wondering if his job is safe.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6520.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Ex-C.I.A. Aides Say Iraq Leader Helped Agency in 90's Attacks :

Iyad Allawi, ran an exile organization intent on deposing Saddam Hussein that sent agents into Baghdad in the early 1990's to plant bombs and sabotage government facilities under the direction of the C.I.A., several former intelligence officials say.
www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0609-02.htm

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Jordan opposition protests Allawi visit

A statement by the largest opposition party accused Allawi's interim government of being an illegitimate administration collaborating with U.S.-led occupation forces.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040719-110554-7957r.htm

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Bush says to look into Iranian role in terror attacks :

US President George W. Bush said on Monday that the United States will continue to investigate if Iran was involved in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/20/content_1616130.htm

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We can't prove Iran-Sept 11 link:

CIA: We have no evidence that there is some sort of official connection between Iran and 9/11,” he said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6515.htm

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Washington Propaganda Against Iran Aimed to Cover Up Failures in Iraq:

By perpetrating propaganda the U.S. cannot deflect global attention from the fact that it is the U.S. who is responsible for the creation of al Qaeda and the Taliban, the Iranian foreign ministry official noted.
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/19/2004&Cat=2&Num=011

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Pressure mounts to do something about Iran:

In language similar to the prewar resolution on Iraq, a recent House of Reprentatives resolution authorised the use of “all appropriate means” to deter, dissuade and prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weaponry – words often used to approve pre-emptive military force.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6516.htm

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Helen Thomas: If Bush Has Plans For Another Preemptive War, He Should Forget It:

The president's comment also stands as further evidence of the administration's dishonest — and continuing — propaganda program aimed at merging the war on terrorism with the war on Iraq.
www.thelouisvillechannel.com/helenthomas/3539227/detail.html

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Report: Israel ready for pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facility:

The Israeli Air Force has completed military preparations for a pre-emptive strike at Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility and will attack if Russia supplies Iran with rods for enriching uranium, Israeli officials said
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6518.htm

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John Kerry position paper outlines support for Israel :

Kerry takes a particularly tough stance on Iran, declaring that “a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable” the position paper and other letters sent in recent weeks to supporters in the Jewish community are intended “to educate and inform on his views, so there will be no doubt about his support for the state of Israel.”
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/446531.html

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Iran may provide Hezbollah with chemical weapons :

Israel must take into consideration the possibility that Iran might provide chemical weapons to Hezbollah, Military Intelligence research chief Brigadier-General Yossi Kuperwasser said Monday.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/453411.html

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The Rule of Law and the Rule of Exceptions:

Why don‚t the United States of America and major European powers treat Israel in the same way they treat Iran, North Korea or any other country when the offenses are the same?
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=48585&d=19&m=7&y=2004

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A mighty show of force from U.S. fleets abroad

It's an exercise not quite like any Rear Adm. James Kelly has led his battle group into before. In the coming weeks, the USS Kitty Hawk and six other Navy aircraft carriers will be deployed around the globe to demonstrate America's ability to deal with a decidedly post-September 11 scenario: the outbreak of violence just about everywhere at once.
www.washtimes.com/world/20040718-095534-6269r.htm

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Gunman shoots Israeli judge dead:

An Israeli district court judge has been shot dead in a suburb of the city of Tel Aviv.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3908127.stm

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Arafat reverses decision on security chief:

Backing down in the face of widespread protests, Yasir Arafat has replaced his cousin as Palestinian security chief and asked the former chief to return to his job.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8B5711D4-F152-41C2-B130-C3E1B4D032E1.htm

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Israeli soldiers continue killing spree:

Israeli occupation forces are continuing their Bait Hanun siege and have killed a number of civilians across Palestine.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/56022801-DF7E-4DB4-B211-CC771B047FCC.htm

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French Jews 'must move to Israel':

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has urged all French Jews to move to Israel immediately to escape anti-Semitism.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3904943.stm

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Sharon was 'misunderstood,' aide says :

“Sharon was misunderstood,” the spokesman, Avi Pazner, told the Europe 1 radio station. “He concluded that French Jews, but also those of the entire world, belong in Israel.”
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=530046.html

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Racist legislation :

Last summer, the Knesset revised the Citizenship Law in a manner that imposes draconian limitations on the freedom of Arab citizens of Israel to marry.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/453006.html

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Blair: the attacks mount up:

David Kay, handpicked by the CIA to find Saddam Hussein's arsenal, said Mr Blair and President George Bush should have known that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=542412

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Bush, Blair won't repent:

Terrorism is growing. America has lost moral authority, even among allies who are unlikely to believe Bush or Blair in case of real threat. Washington's terror warnings are fodder for late-night TV comics.
tinyurl.com/6ubf2

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Clare Short: There was never an honest debate in cabinet:

Most ministers saw little intelligence and knew only what they read in the press
argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=542347

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Last chance to hold Blair to account:

Tomorrow Labour's silent anti-war MPs must make their voices heard
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1264041,00.html

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UK: 'Stock up to beat terror attack':

Home Office Minister Hazel Blears has encouraged Britons to be prepared in case of a terrorist attack.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3906187.stm

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Five days in the life of an invisible war :

James Meek describes life in a Catch-22 world where a human life is valued at $500, the mercury rarely falls below 40 and the daily carnage goes largely unreported
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1264208,00.html

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British army sanctioned hooding Iraqi prisoners:

The routine hooding of Iraqi prisoners was sanctioned by British army commanders despite repeated warnings that the practice broke human rights laws
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=542142

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Iraqis Cry For Help, Grill Rights Minister:

Over 2,600 Iraqis are still being held, some for as long as 14 months, without trial in the US-run Camp Bucca desert camp on the outskirts of the southern port of Umm Qasr.
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-07/18/article06.shtml

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The Price Of Valor:

We train our soldiers to kill for us. Afterward, they‚re on their own.
www.newyorker.com/printable/?fact/040712fa_fact

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Airport dossier a terror godsend

BRITAIN was yesterday reeling from two humiliating failures in its war on terror with a bungled disaster response exercise and the discovery of a top secret counter-terrorism dossier lying on a public road.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10185471%255E663,00.html

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U.S. links 35 arrests in Iowa to terror? :

A Des Moines Sunday Register analysis of the cases found that most defendants had questionable links to violent extremism. Those defendants who could be identified by the newspaper were, in most cases, charged with fraud or theft and served just a few months in jail
desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040718/NEWS01/407180386/1001/NEWS&lead=1

tinyurl.com/4rupa

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Fear and loathing on the road to the White House:

If ever there was an important election this should be it – a controversial foreign war, a stuttering economic recovery, a renewed healthcare crisis in which 40 million Americans are uninsured, and massive deficits which are mortgaging future generations to the indulgences of the present one.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=542367

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An Emerging Catastrophe:

Drive through some of the black neighborhoods in cities and towns across America and you will see the evidence of an emerging catastrophe ˜ levels of male joblessness that mock the very idea of stable, viable communities.
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/19/opinion/19HERB.html?hp

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Demand for Food Aid Surges as Families Face Hard Times:

According to the Agriculture Department, 11 percent of U.S. families – encompassing 34.9 million people – are “food insecure,” meaning they lack the means to ensure themselves of healthy meals and are vulnerable to at least a mild form of chronic malnutrition.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBUU3OETWD.html

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Enron e-mail a window on political money:

In only a few e-mails, Enron employees laid bare the reality of politics: the money trail from companies seeking favors from lawmakers with the power to grant them.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/apbiz_story.asp?category=1310&slug=DeLay%20Enron%20E%20Mails

tinyurl.com/5b835

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Top N.J. fund-raiser accused:

Gov. McGreevey's top fund-raiser – and a chief architect of his rise to power – was accused yesterday of hiring prostitutes in an attempt to blackmail witnesses cooperating with a grand-jury investigation into his political fund-raising activities.
www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/front/9147380.htm

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Hamdi and the End of Habeas Corpus:

The Death of the Great Writ of Liberty: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, the unlawful enemy combatant case, is of greater importance to the future of this country than many realize. But the Supreme Court decision is full of contradictions and deceptions.
www.counterpunch.com/bergen07192004.html

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Airport snoop system thrown in $102m garbage can:

The US government has scrapped a controversial $102m airline passenger screening system in favor of an as of yet undefined new system.
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/16/homeland_capps_scrapped/

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Watching You Watching Me:

Feds and suburban cops were involved in surveillance of protestors.
seattle.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/241389.shtml

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S.F.'s exclusive clubs carry on traditions of fellowship, culture — and discrimination
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/18/SFCLUBS.TMP

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Date: 18 Jul 2004

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1 YEAR & 99 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Thirteen killed in US Falluja attack:

A US air strike on a house in Falluja has killed 13 Iraqis, including women and children
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6A5C079E-C2B2-4AAC-958E-71F09065413C.htm

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Baghdad councilors are falling victim to attacks, one by one:

Gunmen have killed six Bagh-dad councilors in the two weeks since the US occupation formally ended, sending a wave of fear through Iraq's grass-roots politicians.
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/07/18/2003179446

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Now America accuses Iran of complicity in World Trade Center attack:

Some Bush officials are privately contemplating a possible military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities before Russian fuel rods are delivered next year.
tinyurl.com/43sef

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Regime change in Iran now in Bush‚s sights:

PRESIDENT George Bush has promised that if re-elected in November he will make regime change in Iran his new target.
www.sundayherald.com/43461

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Europe or the US? Britain must choose :

If Bush is given a new mandate, international affairs will continue to be dominated by an American government with unilateralist, preemptive and politically utopian policies.
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/comment/0,12956,1263962,00.html

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Attorney General warned Blair on legality of war:

Tony Blair was warned before the Iraq war by the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, that a UN court could rule Britain's invasion unlawful
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=542151

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There was no reason to attack Iraq:

Bushites are trying to rewrite history because they failed to see what millions did:
tinyurl.com/656d2

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Peddling the Iraq war:

They may not have lied outright, or wilfully distorted. But as the British say, they were economical with the truth. And they were wrong.
tinyurl.com/5bopv

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Scott Ritter: How we got it so wrong in Iraq:

The unwillingness of the American and British governments to capitalize on the dramatic breakthroughs regarding the disarmament of Iraq between July 1995 and July 1996 only underscores the reality that, when it came to the fate of Saddam's government, the outcome had been preordained.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6512.htm

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Eric Margolis: The era of strategic deception:

The Iraq weapons fiasco was absolutely not caused by an “intelligence failure,” as the White House and the recent Senate whitewash claim. U.S. national security and CIA were corrupted and blinded by extremist ideology, cowardice, and careerism.
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2004/07/18/pf-547035.html

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Tenet`s Dereliction of Duty?:

In all the discussion this last week on how the Intelligence Community failed the President and Congress, I haven't seen one member of Congress or one media analyst get the timeline to war correct.
wanniski.com/showarticle.asp?articleid=3702

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The final justification for war on Iraq, no longer a sure thing:

The trial of Saddam may not unfold at all in the way that just about everyone has always assumed it would.
tinyurl.com/44kr9

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UK: Our troops died on a false pretext… but never mind, it was all in good faith :

BLAIR lied; but he did so in good faith. That is the vital factor to bear in mind in any assessment of the Prime Minister‚s conduct: his unswerving good faith.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=820092004

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'How can Blair live with Iraq deaths?' :

THE church minister who condemned Tony Blair and George Bush at the funeral of a Scots soldier killed in Iraq has fanned the flames of controversy by asking how the Prime Minister can live with himself following the Butler report.
news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=821022004

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UK: Blair admits graves claim 'untrue' :

Downing Street has admitted that repeated claims by Tony Blair that '400,000 bodies had been found in Iraqi mass graves' is untrue, and only about 5,000 corpses have so far been uncovered.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6509.htm

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Scores killed in fresh Yemeni fighting:

The Yemeni army has killed about 90 armed backers of a rebel Muslim preacher holding out in a remote mountainous area of the country.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FD2E47E8-044B-4A99-BC94-BC7C1974A865.htm

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Local Russian Leader, 13 Separatists Killed in Chechnya:

Russian news reports say unknown gunmen in the breakaway republic of Chechnya have killed the local leader of the United Russia party, the main supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=CFF4BFAD-B1D0-431E-B347E1015D0D5209

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Al-Qaida Issues 9/11 like attacks threat to Italy:

An Al Qaeda statement posted on a website has threatened Italy with 9/11-style attacks if it kept Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in power.
www.pakistantimes.net/2004/07/18/top7.htm

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Britain stages large-scale anti-terror exercise :

Britain on Sunday staged the largest ever simulation of terror attack in central England to test the readiness of its emergency services.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/18/content_1612561.htm

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Bush's Foreign Fantasy:

The President Thinks The World Is Safer Than It Was Three Years Ago. Which World Is He Living In?
slate.msn.com/id/2103989/

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Bush: “I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn‚t do my job.‚‚
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6513.htm

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Jesus and Jihad:

If a Muslim were to write an Islamic version of “Glorious Appearing” and publish it in Saudi Arabia, jubilantly describing a massacre of millions of non-Muslims by God, we would have a fit.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6511.htm

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An appeal for peacemakers :

Our present government uses the cross and the flag as a cover-up and a justification for military action. With approximately 5 percent of the Earth's population, why must the United States strut arrogantly and act unilaterally for the financial benefit of those tremendously wealthy individuals and corporations that control national policy from behind the scenes for their own special benefit?
www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Opinion/Editorials/03OpOP72071704.htm

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Invisible casualties :

Twenty-eight percent of Marines had killed a civilian: The experience is horrifying. Among soldiers and Marines from combat units involved in the early stages of the war in Iraq:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6514.htm

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'Enemy Contact. Kill 'em, Kill 'em.':

“Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill,” Hall says. “It's like it pounds at my brain. I'll figure out how to deal with it when I get home.” Home is the wrong place for soldiers to deal with combat experiences, some experts say.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6510.htm

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Australia: PM 'should be tried for war crimes':

A FORMER federal Liberal Party president says Prime Minister John Howard should be tried and punished for war crimes over the Iraq conflict.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10174291%255E1702,00.html

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Americans Accused of Running Private Afghan Jail Tell Judge They Have Defense Department Links :

Three Americans accused of detaining and abusing Afghans on an independent hunt for terrorists appeared in court Sunday, acknowledged they ran an illegal jail and insisted they had contacts with the U.S. Defense Department, a judge said.
tucson.cox.net/cci/newsnational/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D83T5JF00

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The World Looks on Ineffectually:

Vanishing the Palestinians
www.counterpunch.org/karmi07172004.html

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'Democratic' Racism::

An Israeli Knesset committee is currently formulating a constitution for Israel˜the first such attempt in its 56 years. The task was abandoned early in the state‚s history, after the country‚s founding fathers feared that giving a precise definition to the state‚s character would tear apart the fragile consensus between secular and religious Jews and that a Bill of Rights would enshrine in law rights it wanted to deny the Palestinians.
www.world-crisis.com/more/482_0_1_0_M/

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Absurdity, Not Security:

We Jews posses a legitimate claim to Jerusalem; so too do Christians and Moslems. Thus we must reject the building of a barrier that isolates Jerusalem from Moslems and Christians who live on the city's northern, eastern, and southern periphery. It is unwise, even dangerous, to cut them off from their holy places and most of their sources of livelihood.
uahc.org/rjmag/04summer/pail.shtml

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Zionism and anti-semitism :

We implore and beseech our Jewish brethren to realize that the Zionists are not the saviors of the Jewish People and guarantors of their safety, but rather the instigators and original cause of Jewish suffering in the Holy Land and worldwide.
www.jewsagainstzionism.com/opposition/cannonfodder.htm

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A Marriage Made For Heaven:

Israel receives steadfast support from right-wing Christians who pray for her ultimate destruction…
uahc.org/rjmag/03summer/focus.shtml

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In case you missed it?:

Video: Seymour Hersh : The US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison. “The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking,”
informationclearinghouse.info/article6492.htm

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Duyba's Deadly Deficit Drug;

The latest federal deficit figures are out and, as predicted, they are not good.
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4856.shtml

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Iraq‚s PM Allawi shot six blindfolded prisoners Œas example‚, say witnesses:

Some 30 witnesses are said to have been present in the compound when Allawi paid a surprise visit to the security facility to reassure police officers that they would be protected from reprisals if they killed insurgents in the course of their duty.
ww1.sundayherald.com/43458

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News For 07/17/04

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Govt should explain Allawi claims: Brown:

“Allawi is a blood curdling individual,” Senator Brown said. “He helped Saddam Hussein get into power, then turned on him.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1156199.htm

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Hard man for a tough country:

His enemies say he was an assassin for Saddam Hussein. Now Iyad Allawi is accused of personally executing prisoners. Paul McGeough examines the dark background of Iraq's new Prime Minister.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6506.htm

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Allawi's rocky road to the top:

According to the memoirs of a former Iraqi ambassador, Talib Shabib, Allawi was an assassin
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6508.htm

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At Least 6 Killed in Car Bomb Attacks:

Car bombs have killed at least six more people in Iraq Saturday, capping off the bloodiest week since the U.S.-led coalition transferred sovereignty to Iraq's interim government on June 28.
www.politinfo.com/articles/article_2004_07_17_3559.html

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U.S. Soldier Killed, Another Hurt in Iraq:

A roadside bomb hit a U.S. convoy Saturday, killing one U.S. soldier and wounding a second, the U.S. military said.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/ats-ap_top10jul17,0,5183450.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

tinyurl.com/4n6uy

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'Here you go. Here's Iraq. Take it':

“We didn't hand over power to the Iraqis. We threw it at them,” he confides, casting a guilty glance toward the many eyes filling the chandelier-lit room. Nobody else heard him. Good. This kind of talk could cost him his job.
tinyurl.com/5yrvx

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No 10 admits Hutton cover-up:

Downing Street admitted yesterday that MI6 embarked on an unprecedented cover-up after it withdrew intelligence supporting the Government's dossier on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction because it was unreliable.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6507.htm

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Like Jeeves, this Butler's first language is Euphemism :

Translate his report into English, and it is devastating for Blair
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1263366,00.html

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I was misled into voting for the war :

So were many other MPs; now Blair has been fatally damaged
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1263365,00.html

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Russia To Send Troops To Iraq? :

40,000 troops and an agreement 'in principle' say sources
scoop.agonist.org/story/2004/7/16/1870/82806

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Pakistan may send 'volunteers' to Iraq: Minister :

The government could send some “volunteers” to Iraq for the protection of the United Nations' installations, he told reporters in Rawalpindi.
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_892710,00050002.htm

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Radiation in Iraq equals 250,000 Nagasaki bombs :

Putting Four Million Pounds of Radioactive Uranium Dust (RUD) on the ground in Iraq was a definitely “on-purpose” kind of thing. It was not “just an accident.” We, the citizens of the United States, through our kids in the Army, did this on purpose. More on this topic
www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/071304Nichols/071304nichols.html

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Former CIA director used Pentagon ties to introduce Iraqi defector:

R. James Woolsey's role as a go-between was detailed in a classified Defense Department report chronicling how the defector's assertion came to be included in the Bush administration's case for war even after the defector was determined to be a fabricator.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9165361.htm

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IRAQ: Rights groups unable to visit child detainees:

Access to child detainees is difficult and human rights groups are concerned about their welfare, particularly following the release of photos in late April showing US troops apparently forcing prisoners to simulate sex acts and abusing prisoners
www.occupationwatch.org/article.php?id=5906

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Palestinian PM Resigns Amid Gaza Chaos;

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie submitted his resignation to President Yasser Arafat on Saturday after complaining of unprecedented chaos in Gaza following kidnappings by gunmen demanding reforms.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5696726

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French aid workers freed :

All four French nationals kidnapped by gunmen in a refugee camp in the south of the Gaza Strip have been freed, one of them told AFP early on Saturday.
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1559147,00.html

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Don't blame Arafat :

Camp David failed because Israeli hardliners manipulated intelligence
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1263361,00.html

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Suicide is top killer of Israeli soldiers:

For the first time suicide has become the leading cause of death in the Israeli armed forces, according to an Israeli newspaper report.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/882B0782-5D0F-449B-BD46-893933BBC3EF.htm

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Israel's plans for Iran strikes :

If a pre-emptive attack is to be launched Israel may have to go it alone. Any joint US-Israeli precision-guided missile strike against Iran's nuclear facilities – Bushehr, Natanz or Arak – is unlikely to prove an attractive option for the US administration while it remains mired in Iraq.
www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jid/jid040716_1_n.shtml

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9/11 Commission Finds Ties Between al-Qaeda and Iran:

Senior U.S. officials have told TIME that the 9/11 Commission's report will cite evidence suggesting that the 9/11 hijackers had previously passed through Iran
www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,664967,00.html

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Three killed in Pakistan clash near Afghan border:

Three people were killed and four wounded in a shootout between troops and al Qaeda-linked militants in Pakistan's tribal west near the Afghan border, officials and residents said on Saturday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL268369.htm

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Aid worker killed, two injured in south Afghanistan ;

A local employee of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was killed and two others were injured Friday after suspected Taliban ambushed their convoy, a US military statement said Saturday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/17/content_1609563.htm

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Terrorism and the Election: Trial Balloons and Spin:

“If a terrorist attack occurs between now and Nov. 2, the administration would be much more likely to postpone the election if the Republican ticket is behind in the polls. That kind of unprecedented manipulation of the U.S. presidential election system should be strictly off-limits.”
usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/8236/

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New Poll Finds Most Americans Feel US Should Have Stayed Out of Iraq:

51% of those polled said the United States should not have gone to war in Iraq. And the poll reported 62% of respondents said the war was not worth the cost.
tinyurl.com/4m9r2

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Senior cleric calls for jihad against US troops:

Sheikh Furaih threatens Bush to turn Ramadi into graveyard for American troops if they don't pull out from Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6504.htm

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Iraqi clerics: US occupiers must leave:

Sunni clerics have called on US forces to pull out of Iraq and stop “hiding behind the so-called multinational forces” or face a growing resistance movement.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/14489B13-7F18-42F8-82B7-8901B2D155CD.htm

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 07/15/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/6t8xl

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Car bomb targets US convoy:

Two policeman were shot dead, one in the Iraqi capital and another in the northern city of Kirkuk, while insurgents fired mortar rounds at an already damaged oil pipeline in the north but missed their target.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=22385

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Kerry Backs Much of Pre-Emption Doctrine ;

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Friday he would be willing to launch a pre-emptive strike against terrorists if he had adequate intelligence of a threat.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4319199,00.html

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USA writes off Pakistan debt:

The USA today wrote off nearly half-a-billion dollar debt owed by Pakistan under an agreement signed between the two countries
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=8&theme=&usrsess=1&id=48725

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Was our son murdered by the CIA? ;

IT HAS been a difficult month for Robin and Daphne Wild. In July last year, their son Richard was murdered in Iraq, shot in the back of the head as he crossed the road in Baghdad.
thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=815622004

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown Censured by U.S. Congress:

Comments Stricken from Record : Representative Brown said, “I come from Florida, where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d'etat.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6505.htm

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US urges Kazakhstan to ensure fair September vote:
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1521&ncid=731&e=8&u=/afp/20040716/pl_afp/kazakhstan_election_us

tinyurl.com/63ngg

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Officials to Rewrite Terrorism Brochure:

The brochure cautioned that “multiple adult males living together, usually of Middle Eastern appearance and between the ages of 18 and 45, with little or no furnishings” could signal international terrorism.
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040716_307.html

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