Information Clearing House  Digest July 28-31 2004
Date: 31 Jul 2004

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1 YEAR & 112 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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20 militants killed in Fallujah fighting:

13 civilians also killed, 14 others wounded, including one child
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5455104/

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Two Afghan officials killed, Taliban blamed:

A local Afghan official and one of his guards were killed on Saturday when suspected Taliban gunmen opened fire in the southern province of Helmand, the provincial governor said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL78241.htm

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The Afghan Trap: Obsessed by Iraq:

American President Bush has never deployed adequate resources to capture Osama bin Laden and to consolidate the power of his ally, Karzai.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6588.htm

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Head of Iraq Teacher's Institute Killed:

Head of Iraq's State-Run Teacher's Institute Gunned Down; Had Been Warned by Militants to Quit
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040731_454.html

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Iraqi governor ready to resign for kidnapped sons' release :

The governor of Iraq's western province of Al-Anbar expressed Saturday his willingness to resign in an effort to secure his kidnapped sons' release.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/31/content_1687763.htm

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U.S. Iraq Security Plan A Disaster: Chalabi :

Ahmed Chalabi, head of Iraq's National Congress Party and an ersthwile protege of the Pentagon in Washington, said Saturday the American security plan for his country was a disaster.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=23485

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Gadhafi urges Muslim nations not to send troops to Iraq :

“Arab and Muslim troops should not be sent to Iraq unless the occupation forces withdraw,”
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/458390.html

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Iraq kidnappings kingpin Zarqawi arrested:

Abu Musab Zarqawi, the al-Qaeda leader in Iraq and alleged mastermind behind the hostage-taking incidents and attacks on the coalition forces has been reportedly arrested.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-797495.cms

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Al-Zarqawi Arrest Denied:

Reports about the arrest of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have been denied by representatives of the US Commandment and Iraq's Interior Ministry.
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=37556

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High Qaeda Aide Retracted Claim of Link With Iraq:

Intelligence officials say the detainee, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, a member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle, recanted the claims sometime last year, but not before they had become the basis of statements by President Bush
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6587.htm

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Council on Foreign Relations to Bush: Stop Israeli strike on Iran's nuke sites:

The council warned that such an Israeli attack would be blamed on the United States and hurt its interests in the region.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6585.htm

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In case you misssed it?:

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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In case you missed it?:

A Must See. BBC Documentary :

“Israel's Secret Weapon” :

This film is the story of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel's wall of silence.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6558.htm

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Kerry assures Sharon of his commitment to Israel's security :

Kerry informed Sharon that he has no argument with President George W. Bush's support for Sharon's rejection of a Palestinian right of return to Israeli territory
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/458362.html

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U.S. changes policy on nuke pact:

In a significant shift of U.S. policy, the Bush administration announced this week that it will oppose provisions for inspections and verification as part of an international treaty that would ban production of nuclear weapons materials.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/31/MNGDJ80JAL1.DTL

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Decision 2004: Iran or Sudan? : Regime change:

If Kerry is elected, it‚ll be Sudan. If Bush is reelected, it‚ll be Iran.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6586.htm

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Shattering Illusions:

Kerry Doesn‚t Need or Want Anti-war Activists. The Republicans have set the standard by which a US President will be judged, and listening to peace and social justice activists is not one of the desired qualities.
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=33&ItemID=5966

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The 800lb gorilla in American foreign policy :

Under military order No 1, issued by President Bush in November 2001, the president gave himself the right, in defiance of national and interna tional law, to detain indefinitely any non-US citizen anywhere in the world.
www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1270541,00.html

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In case you missed it?:

Greg Palast: Has someone been sitting on the FBI?:

The CIA and Saudi Arabia, the Bushes and the Bin Ladens. Did their connections cause America to turn a blind eye to terrorism?. “There is a hidden agenda at the very highest levels of our government.”

Video and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6589.htm

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Video: State Dept-CIA allowing terrorists into the US?:

Mike Springman ˆ US consulate and foreign service official. Springman went public (after internal efforts failed) to expose the State Dept-CIA allowing terrorists into the US
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6590.htm

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In case you missed it:

Bin Laden's, CIA roots.

How We Created Our Own Terror:

This article, republished from 1998 sheds light on how Bin Laden became a “reliable‰ partners of the CIA in its war against Moscow. The story reflects how public perceptions have been manipulated in the 4 fears since its original publication.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1245.htm

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Kill the scapegoat :

We need to abandon blame and embrace collective responsibility
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1273265,00.html

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Three new Polls Show Venezuela's Chavez Winning Recall by 11% to 25%
www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1323

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Bush never completed five months of National Guard service:

Proof that bush was AWOL
www.bluelemur.com/index.php?p=163

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Projected deficit largest ever — $445 billion
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/31/MNGDM80MSV1.DTL

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Demos are asked to back Bush before Cheney speech:

Some Democrats who signed up to hear Vice President Dick Cheney speak Saturday were refused tickets unless they signed a pledge to endorse President Bush.
www.borderlandnews.com/stories/borderland/20040731-149566.shtml

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Zogby poll shows deeper trouble for President George W. Bush
www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=849

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Taliban threaten to kill abducted Pakistanis :

Taliban have threatened to kill eight Pakistani and Afghan drivers whom they abducted from Spin Boldak over charges of helping Americans.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=72514

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Documenting death:

The Iraqi city of Falluja continues to be the target of US forces strikes which claim the lives of many innocent civilians.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/701/re91.htm

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'Over 5000 Indians are in US Army's custody in Iraq':

“Since the American Army has taken vehicles of Kuwaiti transporters on lease, they forcibly take drivers to Iraq and if anybody shows restrain, they beat him up mercilessly,” they alleged.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=18534

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Cover-Up of Iraq Bridge Incident Admitted:

Three Army commanders admitted Friday that soldiers were told to cover up an incident in which two Iraqi civilians were forced off a bridge over the Tigris River, where family members say one of them drowned.
www.gadsdentimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040730/APW/407300744

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Rebels' writ runs large across the troublesome Sunni triangle :

The uneasy accommodation – whereby guerrillas and Iraqi security forces work in shifts – comes as several large Iraqi towns have recently fallen outside the control of US forces and its allies in the Iraqi interim government.
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/
FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087374087135&p=1012571727172

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Beheadings: What Kind of Monsters are These?:

Confessions of an Arab Terrorist Mouthpiece to My Fellow Journalists
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6583.htm

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Bush 'no Churchill' says grandson:

The MP grandson of Winston Churchill has said America's policy over Iraq stands no comparison with the British war leader's stance against Hitler.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/2223188.stm

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In case you missed it:

Robert Fisk: The Case Against War: Tales to Frighten Children
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1437.htm

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Business Booming for Soldiers of Fortune :

Despite scandals over human rights abuses and war profiteering, private military contractors are expanding their presence overseas, and may even be involved in helping to draft the next U.S. defence budget.
www.ipsnews.net/africa/interna.asp?idnews=24883

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'Terror' Against the Press:

It looks like the FBI's Boston field office faked a threat of domestic terrorism just before the start of the Democratic National Convention
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0430/dnc-mondo7.php

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UN: Palestinians suffer Israeli occupation:

Economic and living conditions are getting worse for Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem as a result of Israeli occupation, a UN report has said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F42D09F0-C8F3-4D3C-81DE-8043111AD3EE.htm

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How They Could Steal the Election This Time:

On November 2nd, millions of Americans will cast their votes for President in computerized voting systems that can be rigged by corporate or local-election insiders
www.thenation.com/docprint.mhtml?i=20040816&s=dugger

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GOP flier: Don't trust Florida voting machines:

Republican Gov. Jeb Bush is irked by mailing telling voters to avoid touch-screen technology.
www.indystar.com/articles/1/166443-6331-010.html

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GOP apologizes over voting flier; glossy mailer warns against touch-screens
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-cabsentee30jul30,0,7600265.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

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In case you missed it:

Video: Unprecedented:

The 2000 Presidential Election is the riveting story about the battle for the Presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy in America.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5278.htm

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McGee admits to jamming phones :

Charles McGee, the former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, admitted yesterday to jamming Democratic party phone lines on election day in November 2002.
www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040729/REPOSITORY/407290322/1043/NEWS01

tinyurl.com/3oo3q

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Greg Palast: Johnnie Been Good? :

He told us tonight about some poor bastard in Ohio whose job evaporated when his company unbolted the equipment and sent it south. Hey, Johnnie, didn't you vote for NAFTA?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6584.htm

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Kerry Forgot Vietnam Lesson In Voting To OK Iraq War:

Why didn't those memory bells ring for him when he voted last year for a resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to invade Iraq?
www.theneworleanschannel.com/helenthomas/3598721/detail.html

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Video: Moore Vs O'Reilly : Bush 'Didn't Tell the Truth':

It was a match-up the media and political observers have longed for. No, not George W. Bush against John Kerry. It's Michael Moore against Bill O'Reilly.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6582.htm

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Marijuana smuggling case first local use of Patriot Act provision
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001992821_smuggling29m.html

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Man tells public about FBI's 'intimidation of activists':

When an agent from FBI stops by to have a conversation, never, ever answer any questions without a lawyer present. That is what a 45-year-old computer programmer from Fort Collins found out last week when it happened to him.
www.coloradoan.com/news/stories/20040730/news/946237.html

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Military spying on soldiers:

MILITARY police have stepped up the war against rogue soldiers in the ranks by eavesdropping on private telephone calls and emails, and using electronic tracking devices to monitor the movements of people and vehicles during investigations.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10296384%255E601,00.html

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Date: 30 Jul 2004

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During war, the laws are silent: Cicero Quintus Tullius

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1 YEAR & 111 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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US air strike kills 13 Iraqis in Falluja:

Around 13 Iraqis have been killed and 14 others injured in clashes between resistance fighters and US forces in the town of Falluja amid reports of air strikes destroying civilian homes.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3D8A5963-A01C-4288-B8E8-F04353403EE7.htm

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Six Killed As Pakistan's PM-Designate Survives Assassination Bid:

Pakistan's prime minister-designate Shaukat Aziz escaped unhurt in a suicide bomb attack Friday that killed at least six people, including his driver, witnesses and officials said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5831851

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Suicide bombers hit U.S. and Israeli embassies; two Uzbeks killed.
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/07/30/international0856EDT0499.DTL

tinyurl.com/5alcx

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Four car-explosions in Iraq? :

Two people sustained injury from a car-blast on Friday near a hospital close to a US military base, and a further three car-blasts took place at the Green Zone
www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=653392

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Exposed: The Secret File of Abu Ghraib:

New classified documents implicate U.S. forces in rape and sodomy of Iraqi prisoners
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6581.htm

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Italian troops and Mahdi Army clash
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/04AF29B7-0E1C-4016-AF30-FB1B25A50421.htm

tinyurl.com/4jaxf

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Annan‚s Aide Warns of Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Iraq:

“We are confronting a potential serious humanitarian crisis,‰ Ross Mountain, acting special representative of the UN secretary-general for Iraq, told Reuters
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6580.htm

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Doctors and Torture:

There is increasing evidence that U.S. doctors, nurses, and medics have been complicit in torture and other illegal procedures in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay. Such medical complicity suggests still another disturbing dimension of this broadening scandal.
content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/351/5/415

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Iraq may fail as a state, warn MPs :

The government's handling of the “war on terror” received a damning appraisal this morning, as senior MPs warned that, more than a year after the invasion, Iraq was in danger of turning into a “failed state” and that Afghanistan “could implode”.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1271730,00.html

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Full Report: House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee:

Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism.

pdf format
image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Politics/documents/2004/07/29/FAC_report.pdf

tinyurl.com/5kx8f

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'Human rights law impossible in free Iraq' :

The British government expressed “regret and sympathy” for the deaths of Iraqi civilians, but argued in court that it would be impossible to apply domestic and European human rights laws in the chaos of Iraq
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=24&art_id=qw1091160361533B216

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US Look to Save Face With Troop Plan:

Whether it is a mere coincidence or not, Malaysia has pre-empted any proposal for Muslim nations other than Iraq‚s immediate neighbors to contribute troops to a multinational Muslim force to help secure peace in the country.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3275333

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Ghost prisons a blot on America's moral leadership:

The Bush administration holds alleged terror suspects incommunicado all over the world, blatantly violating basic human rights
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/07/30/2003181030

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Top al Qaeda man captured
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5114946

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Is everyone in al Qaeda a “Top al Qaeda “operative?
tinyurl.com/3v9s9

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Charley Reese: Let's Dump The American Empire:

President George W. Bush has offered a $25 million reward for Osama bin Laden. He thought, apparently, that like most Americans, the Afghans and Pakistanis were for sale. Despite Afghanistan being one of the poorest countries in the world, the American millions have not produced a single traitor willing to rat out bin Laden.
reese.king-online.com/Reese_20040728/index.php

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Census Bureau Tracking Arab-Americans for U.S. Government :

The US Census Bureau has provided Government security officials with detailed information about neighbourhoods where people with Arabic backgrounds live, it emerged today.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3275333

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Saddam trial will be “judicial masquerade”: French lawyer :

The trial of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein would be “a judicial masquerade,” one of his French lawyers Andre Chamy said in an interview published in the regional daily L'Alsace.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/98380/1/.html

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Wired awake :

Soldiers in the field go for days without rest. Now, a Guardian investigation discovers that the MoD has been buying a new stimulant in bulk. Ian Sample reports on the dangers of sleep deprivation
www.guardian.co.uk/life/feature/story/0,13026,1270902,00.html

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Audit says $1 billion went astray in Iraq:

U.S. civilian authorities in Baghdad failed to keep good track of nearly $1 billion in Iraqi money
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2709580

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Iraq Funds Are Focus of 27 Criminal Inquiries:

A comprehensive examination of the U.S.-led agency that oversaw the rebuilding of Iraq has triggered at least 27 criminal investigations and produced evidence of millions of dollars' worth of fraud, waste and abuse
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/latimests/20040730/ts_latimes/iraqfundsarefocusof27criminalinquiries

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In case you missed it:

The War On Waste:

“According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,” Rumsfeld admitted. $2.3 trillion ˜ that's $8,000 for every man, woman and child in America.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/29/eveningnews/printable325985.shtml

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US Treasury Missing $ Trillions :

“We reported that DoD processed $1.1 trillion in unsupported accounting entries to DoD Component financial data used to prepare departmental reports and DoD financial statements for FY 2000.”
www.whereisthemoney.org/

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Irish-Americans target Iraq contract:

In the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, the role of private security contractors in Iraq has come under increasing scrutiny.
atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FG30Ak03.html

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In case you missed it: Iraq:

Controversial Commando Wins Iraq Contract to Create the World's Largest Private Army
www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=11362

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US warns Iran over nuke plans:

United States Secretary of State Colin Powell says he believes Iran's nuclear program should be referred to the United Nations Security Council, which could impose sanctions.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1165911.htm

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Sharon: U.S. Wants Israel to Have Nukes :

The United States backs Israel's right to weapons of deterrence, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Thursday, an oblique reference to Israel's secret store of nuclear weapons.
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,127468,00.html

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UN Security Council adopts resolution on Sudan:

The resolution was adopted with 13 “yes” votes. There were abstentions by China and Pakistan
www.sudantribune.com/article.php3?id_article=4336

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Arabs Fear U.S. Plans Regime Change In Sudan :

The Arab League is cautioning the West against threatening sanctions on Sudan over a humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=b94d07c0851555b0

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Federal Bureau of Incompetence:

The shameful treatment of Sibel Edmonds proves the FBI's urgent need for reform.
slate.msn.com/id/2104514/

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Arabs on Planes and White People in the Board Room:

If we can profile in the airport we should profile in banks, board rooms and in the halls of Congress.
www.blackcommentator.com/101/101_freedom_rider.html

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Fear of Death Wins Minds and Votes, Study Finds:

President Bush may be tapping into solid human psychology when he invokes the Sept. 11 attacks while campaigning for the next election, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNews&storyID=5815889

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Kerry offers nothing new on Iraq:

US presidential candidate John Kerry has insisted that Washington maintains its troops in Iraq, a policy stance similar to George Bush's, despite considerable clamour in the Democratic Party for an accelerated US military pullout.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8BBA4964-361D-4418-AFFC-B2AAE61BB00F.htm

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Bush or Kerry: Forever War is the Only Choice :

“In many ways, the goals of the two administrations are in fact not all that different.‰
kurtnimmo.com/blog/index.php?p=258

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Kerry Does His Duty:

Kerry, the war-hero-turned-war-foe, wore his Vietnam service as a bloody shirt. And he wrapped his entire party in it.
www.thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?bid=3&pid=1651

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In case you missed it: :

A Rare Broadcast of John Kerry's 1971 Speech Against the Vietnam War Before the Senate
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6579.htm

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Nancy Reagan to Bush: 'We Don't Support Your Re-Election':

The widow of former President, and Republican icon, Ronald Reagan has told the GOP she wants nothing to do with their upcoming national convention or the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush.
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4935.shtml

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Demonstrators Steer Clear of Their Designated Space:

The “Demonstration Zone” at the Democratic National Convention: An “Irretrievably Sad” Affront to the First Amendment
www.duckdaotsu.org/072604-boston-protests.html

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Hard to argue with the reality in 'Fahrenheit':

Fahrenheit 9/11 is an embarrassing movie. Or it should be. It should be embarrassing to the Cheney/Bush Gang, but those people are beyond embarrassment. : It should be embarrassing to the spineless Democrats in the U.S. Senate
www.pressconnects.com/today/opinion/stories/op073004s106715.shtml

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Fidel Castro: Someone Should Give Lil' Caesar a Drink:

The Pathology of George Bush
www.counterpunch.com/castro07302004.html

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Israel ignores the lessons of history:

Those who profess concern for Israeli security are dangerously mistaken if they believe that building a combination of concrete walls and electrified fences around Palestinians in the West Bank will end suicide bombings and enhance Israel's overall security.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/183962_wall29.html

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National Jewish Group Applauds Presbyterian Church‚s Historic Stand Against Israel‚s Occupation
www.commondreams.org/news2004/0727-06.htm

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5,000 had surgery in insurance fraud:

More than 5,000 people were subjected to unnecessary treatment including risky surgical procedures as part of a fraud which attempted to net almost $100 million from health insurance companies, Californian authorities said.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;sessionid=3NN1HEZ1PHLK5QFIQMGCM
5OAVCBQUJVC?xml=/news/2004/07/30/wsurg30.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/30/ixworld.html

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Iraqis Say U.S. Air Strike Destroys House in Falluja:

“The operation is still ongoing,” the spokesman said, adding that it was too early to assess casualties in the clash.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5819996

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Ron Reagan: The Case Against George W. Bush:

The son of the fortieth president of the United States takes a hard look at the son of the forty-first and does not like what he sees
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6577.htm

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Slain Iraqi‚s brother seeks death penalty for soldier who killed him:

An Iraqi man on Thursday demanded the death penalty for a U.S. soldier charged with murdering his wounded brother after a May car chase here.
www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-280934.php

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Soldier who hijacked sheik's SUV convicted of armed robbery in court-martial
www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20040729-1411-soldier-carjackingcharge.html

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'I'll tell you everything if you give me a muffin':

When he's not writing poetry or weeding the prison garden, Saddam Hussein is being interrogated about Iraq's WMD programmes. Brian Sack eavesdrops as the former dictator keeps the United States' elite inquisitors at bay
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=545687

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In case you missed it:

Video: Huge explosions shake US base in Kirkuk:

Iraqi Resistance rocket blows up US ammunition depot.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6578.htm

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Fear of Attacks by Jewish Fanatics Mounting in Israel:

Religious extremists might be plotting to assassinate the prime minister or even blow up the Muslim holy places on the Temple Mount
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=staff20040728959

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Israel's Arrow anti-missile defense system successfully tested in U.S. :

Since the last Gulf War, Israel – with U.S. financial backing – has developed the Arrow anti-missile missile
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/458022.html

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Unhappy Workers Should Take Prozac —Bush Campaigner:

A campaign worker for President Bush said on Thursday American workers unhappy with low-quality jobs should find new ones — or pop a Prozac to make themselves feel better.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040729/pl_nm/campaign_jobs_dc

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Woman Arrested, Cuffed for Eating Candy :

A government scientist finishing a candy bar on her way into a subway station where eating is prohibited was arrested, handcuffed and detained for three hours by transit police.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=817&u=/ap/20040729/ap_on_fe_st/candy_bar_arrest_1&printer=1

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Date: 29 Jul 2004

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1 YEAR & 110 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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US military adviser, Afghan troops killed-official:

A U.S. military adviser to Afghanistan's fledgling army and two Afghan soldiers were killed on Thursday in clashes with renegade factions in the central province of Ghor, a senior Afghan official said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL310633.htm

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2 Palestinians killed in car in Rafah :

Palestinian witnesses and security sources said that a huge explosion was heard and shortly before the explosion, they saw an Israeli Apache helicopter flying over.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/29/content_1675046.htm

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Two US Marines killed in clashes in western Iraq :

Two US Marines were killed in clashes with insurgents in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, the military said in a statement Thursday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/29/content_1674958.htm

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Iraq: 'An al Qaeda battleground' :

More troops are desperately needed to stop the war on terror going into reverse, a powerful report by MPs warns today. : In a major 170-page report, it also warns that Afghanistan could “implode with terrible consequences” unless troops numbers are bolstered urgently.
www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/12244715?source=Evening%20Standard

tinyurl.com/4gq8q

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Al-Qaida-Linked Militants Threaten To Kill Somali Hostage:

A videotape broadcast on Arab television says an al-Qaida linked terrorist group has kidnapped a Somali truck driver in Iraq.
www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=2105774&nav=0s3dPJYx

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Group holding 7 hostages threaten to kill one :

Kidnappers holding seven foreign truck drivers hostage in Iraq threatened to kill one of them Friday if they received no response to their demands.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=2927

tinyurl.com/52pjt

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List of Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq:

Resistance in Iraq have kidnapped nearly 70 people in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction:
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040729/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_hostages_glance

tinyurl.com/42vbw

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Robert Fisk: Unreported war:

US document reveals scale of conflict: This account of the insurgency across Iraq over three days last week provides astonishing proof that Iraq under its new, American-appointed Prime Minister, has grown more dangerous and violent.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6572.htm

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200 Jordan truck drivers killed in Iraq:

Some 600 Jordanian trucks have been robbed and 200 killed in Iraq by armed thieves or U.S. forces since the war began in March last year.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040728-051148-7213r.htm

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Deep divides halt key Iraq meeting :

Iraq's national conference was postponed Thursday for the second time amid allegations of mismanagement and botched local caucuses.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0730/p06s01-woiq.html

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Ukraine in Talks on Date of Iraq Withdrawal:

“We cannot be there for a long time without any deadline set.”
www.bgnewsnet.com/story.php?sid=6271

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Families claim that British soldiers unlawfully tortured and killed six civilians in post-war Iraq
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/
29/nirq29.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/29/ixnewstop.html

tinyurl.com/5qfv3

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GI: Officer Ordered Carjacking of Iraqi :

A US army sergeant accused of carjacking a sheik's sport utility vehicle in Iraq testified that an officer told him to do it.
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10279901%255E1702,00.html

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U.S. soldier says he was ordered to push Iraqi into river
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2707056

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Group Vows to Hit Muslims Who Send Troops to Iraq:

An Iraqi resistance group threatened Thursday to attack Muslim countries that send troops to Iraq as proposed by Saudi Arabia and welcomed by the United States.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5816272

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Give Up 'Delusional Hope' of Iraq WMD, Kay Says:

U.S. officials should give up the “delusional hope” that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction so they can move forward with reform, David Kay, who once led the U.S. hunt for banned weapons, said on Wednesday.
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040728_479.html

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UK parliament warns Afghanistan, Iraq may both be on the verge of imploding:

Afghanistan is likely to “implode, with terrible consequences” unless more troops and resources are sent to calm the country, a parliamentary committee warned Thursday.
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=
rednews/2004/07/29/build/world/50-afghanistan.inc

tinyurl.com/5mrj7

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Attempt on the Life of Hamid Karzai Averted in Kabul
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=142&newsid=44664&ch=0&datte=2004-07-29

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Militants Claim to Kill Pakistan Hostages :

An Iraqi militant group holding two Pakistani contractors said Wednesday it had killed the men, according to Al-Jazeera.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=1&u=/ap/20040728/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_hostages

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Qaeda-Linked Group Says Berlusconi Its First Target:

Muslim militants claiming links to al Qaeda said in a statement on Wednesday Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was their first target for attack.
www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040728_452.html

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 07/28/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/4tcw3

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Patriot Game, Media Shame:

At the Democratic convention this week and the coming Republican fest, rest assured of one thing: No one will mention a crux issue — how patriotism supplanted journalism in America.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6574.htm

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Parents Sue Over U.S. Citizen Held in Saudi Arabia:

The parents of a 23-year-old U.S. citizen on Thursday claimed in a lawsuit that U.S. government officials had their son detained unlawfully in Saudi Arabia for more than a year without any charges.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5802591

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Why the US granted 'protected' status to Iranian terrorists:

The US State Department officially considers a group of 3,800 Marxist Iranian rebels – who once killed several Americans and was supported by Saddam Hussein – “terrorists.”
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0729/p07s01-wome.html

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The Unbearable Costs of Empire :

Establishment types are trumpeting America's role as global police force. Too bad the U.S. just can't afford the job
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6573.htm

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Americans' incomes fell for two years :

Report: IRS data shows first-ever consecutive-year drop; loss of jobs blamed.
money.cnn.com/2004/07/29/news/economy/income/index.htm

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Republicans produce video capturing Kerry's evolution on Iraq in his words:

Video and text
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6570.htm

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Kerry 'will not change foreign policy':

America's allies expecting a shift in United States foreign policy from a President John Kerry should think again, his top advisers said yesterday.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/
29/wus129.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/29/ixnewstop.html

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Don't expect a foreign policy revolution ;

Those who hope a Kerry triumph in November will change the world may be sorely disappointed.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1269908,00.html

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Ignoring Delegates Anti-War Stance, Edwards Delivers Major Pro-War Address at DNC:

Although a recent poll shows 95 percent of Democratic delegates oppose the Iraq war, Edwards vows in a prime-time address to double the number of special forces in Iraq and to increase funding for military research.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6576.htm

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Anti-War Activist Dragged off DNC Floor in Handcuffs :

Behind veneer of unity, Democratic leadership works to squelch anti-war sentiment. Medea Benjamin of Women for Peace attempted to bring an anti-war message onto the convention floor. She unfurled a pink banner that read “End the Occupation of Iraq‰ and was promptly dragged out of the Fleet Center by the police.
boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/24712/index.php

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Why Are Democrats Afraid of Peace?:

Kerry became famous as an antiwar leader when he asked: “How do you ask a man to be the last to die for a mistake?” He may win the establishment's support, and the election, only to find himself one day as president, asking a man to be the last to die for a mistake.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6575.htm

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Abu Ghraib, you said?:

I am yet to hear the words “torture,” “abuse,” or “Abu Ghraib” mentioned anywhere in the Democratic National Convention. In fact, they didn't even say the word “Iraqi” at any point. Let's pretend they don't exist, okay?
www.underthesamesun.org/content/2004/07/index.html#000128

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Living in Constant Fear and Constant Hope:

I personally would like to see a third box on the ballot “none of the above‰. Then we as a nation could say “neither of these elite, millionaire, Skull & Bones secret society members, friends of Israel above our own safety, Pro War, Signers of the death warrant for our Constitution ˆUSA Patriot Act‰ is good enough to lead.
usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/8186/

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In case you missed it:

Bush Quizzed on Skull and Bones by Russert on Meet The Press
www.prisonplanet.com/020904presidentquizzed.html

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In case you missed it:

John Kerry admits to Skull and Bones Membership on 'Meet The Press'
www.prisonplanet.com/010104kerryadmits.html

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In case you missed it:

Video: Skull And Bones:

There are secrets that George W. Bush guards at least as carefully as any entrusted to a president. He's forbidden to share these secrets even with the vice president — secrets he has held ever since his days as an undergraduate at Yale.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5244.htm

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'Parade' Snags Gen. Franks for Interview on Iraq :

Franks, according to Parade, “believes that five years is a realistic timeline for the U.S. to be involved in Iraq.”
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000588605

tinyurl.com/3wsvz

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U.S. Fears Israeli Strike Against Iran:

Israeli sources said that the administration is seeking assurances that Jerusalem will not act unilaterally against Iran.
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=nir20040728947

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Win-Win:

Whichever candidate clinches the U.S. presidential election, Ariel Sharon wins. George W. Bush (for whatever mix of political and – scary – religious reasons) has basically taken a what-Ariel-wants-Ariel-gets approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
www.motherjones.com/news/dailymojo/2004/07/07_833.html

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Ashcroft cries wolf, again:

In his efforts to keep Americans very, very afraid of the threat of terrorism, Bush‚s man at Justice really is becoming the boy who cried “terrorist.” And, as usual with John-boy‚s press-appearance pronouncements, the timing of arrests in this 10-year-old investigation is far from incidental.
www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/ittlist/#ashcroft_cries_wolf_again

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In case you missed it:

WMD Plot Uncovered In East Texas:

Three people linked to white supremacist and anti-government groups are in custody. At least one weapon of mass destruction – a sodium cyanide bomb capable of delivering a deadly gas cloud – has been seized in the Tyler area.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5350.htm

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Human Rights Horrors in Haiti:

“Morgue employees from the General Hospital in Port au Prince have revealed that 800 bodies on Sunday, March 7, and another 200 bodies on Sunday, March 28 were dumped and buried in a mass grave at Titanyen.
globalresearch.ca/articles/FEN407A.html

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An Issue Too Hot for Fahrenheit?:

The film goes on about filial revenge and oil, but it never ventures onto really touchy turf — namely the role of fiercely pro-Israel neocon hawks in convincing Bush to go to war
www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jul2004/nf20040728_2965_db009.htm

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Vanunu: let me leave :

“I continue to believe that Israel's nuclear weapons are a threat to the Middle East; I am disappointed that neither Mohamed ElBaradei, of the International Atomic Energy Agency, nor the US and EU have been prepared to take a stronger stand against Israel's weapons of mass destruction, as they have against Iran's.”
www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,1271344,00.html

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Lack Of Reason, Lack Of Interest:

In a new study of media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a group of American college students was asked, “Who is occupying the occupied territories, and what nationality are the settlers?‰ Fairly simple questions, but only 29 percent knew the correct answers.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/18/opinion/fenton/main630386.shtml

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Hizb Allah responds to al-Aqsa threat:

The leader of the Lebanese organisation Hizb Allah has warned Israel of the most dire consequences if Jewish extremists were to harm al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/43BDDB61-6359-41CE-95D5-9AA2DCC4C34C.htm

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US cuts 'sanctions' in Sudan text:

The US has made changes to a draft UN resolution on war-ravaged Darfur to please countries opposed to punishing Sudan over mass killings there.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3937405.stm

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Bush's search for clean Cuban hookers goes awry:

Just as the Bush administration did with the Iraq evidence, it is not backing down about being wrong on the Castro issue.
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/28/bush_sees_clean_cuban_hookers/

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1 YEAR & 109 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Suicide bombing outside Iraqi police station kills 68 :

The attack, which killed 21 people inside a passing bus, was the deadliest bombing in Iraq since the United States transferred sovereignty to an interim government June 28.
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1078&dept_id=151021&newsid=12512037&PAG=461&rfi=9

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35 resistance fighters killed :

Nasiriyah – About 35 insurgents and seven Iraqi troops were killed in a joint raid with multinational soldiers south of Baghdad early on Wednesday, the US military said.
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1564452,00.html

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Six killed in Afghan bomb blast:

Six people, including two U.N. election workers, have been killed in an explosion in a mosque where the United Nations was registering people for elections that Islamic militants have vowed to disrupt.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=555393&section=news

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Iraq Resistance Kill 2 Coalition Soldier:

Resistance fighters in Iraq's violent Anbar province killed two coalition troops during clashes Wednesday, and enemy fire forced two U.S. military aircraft to make emergency landings, the military said.
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040728_953.html

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U.S. soldier killed, three injured in roadside bomb attack in northern Iraq : T

he First Infantry Division soldiers were in an armored Humvee when the bomb detonated Tuesday night about 40 miles northwest of Baghdad.
www.wane.com/Global/story.asp?S=2098541

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Robert Fisk: Baghdad is a city that reeks with the stench of the dead:

The smell of the dead pours into the street through the air-conditioning ducts. Hot, sweet, overwhelming. Inside the Baghdad morgue, there are so many corpses that the fridges are overflowing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6568.htm

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Three sons of provincial governor kidnapped in Iraq :

Gunmen kidnapped three sons of the governor of Iraq's Al-Anbar province in the flashpoint city of Ramadi west of Baghdad, Qatar-based al-Jazeera satellite channel reported Wednesday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/29/content_1667718.htm

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Iraqi Police Face Charges of Brutality:

The Intelligence Service has its own secret prison. The police arrest the innocent, beat them, and imprison them without charge; and in at least one case, police shot dead an innocent bystander.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6569.htm

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No Offers of Troops to Protect U.N. Staff in Iraq :

''We have had no concrete offers of troops from any country,'' a U.N. spokesman told IPS.
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=24826

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Saddam could die before his trial :

Saddam Hussein has suffered a stroke, his lawyers said today.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=2768

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Bush Using Drugs to Control Depression, Erratic Behavior:

President George W. Bush is taking powerful anti-depressant drugs to control his erratic behavior, depression and paranoia, Capitol Hill Blue has learned
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4921.shtml

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Iraqis accuse British troops of war crimes:

British troops committed “war crimes” in post-war Iraq, unlawfully killing civilians and beating and torturing prisoners in their custody, lawyers for the victims have alleged.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1163343.htm

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UK troops held torture contests, Iraqi claims :

A HOTEL worker who says he witnessed British troops beating his friend to death in Iraq spoke yesterday of being subjected to “torture competitions” at the hands of the army.
thescotsman.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=862202004

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Iraqi Plaintiffs Sue Private U.S. Contractors :

The Plaintiffs allege that they or their decedents, while forcibly detained under United States custody in Iraq, were unlawfully tortured by agents or employees of the Defendants, who were under contract with the United States government
news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/torture/ibrahimtitan72704cmp.html

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The U.S. Army Needs A Few Good Ideas:

$200 Million Ad Campaign Must Lure Recruits in Wartime
www.adage.com/news.cms?newsId=41118

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The real reasons Bush went to war :

WMD was the rationale for invading Iraq. But what was really driving the US were fears over oil and the future of the dollar
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6567.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Real Reasons for the Upcoming War With Iraq:

A Macroeconomic and Geostrategic Analysis of the Unspoken Truth
www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/RRiraqWar.html

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Millions in U.S. property lost in Iraq, report says:

Halliburton Co. has lost $18.6 million of government property in Iraq, about a third of the items it was given to manage, including trucks, computers and office furniture, government auditors claim
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/2705513

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Israeli tanks, bulldozers demolish homes;

Around 20 houses and shelters were demolished by Israeli tanks and bulldozers during an incursion into the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/28/1090694022399.html?oneclick=true

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The silent majority must speak :

The Knesset passed the racist law by a crushing majority, and the Attorney General, who is supposed to stand guard and block any racist phenomenon, took it upon himself to minimize the damage inflicted by the law without harming its essence.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/456475.html

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Who is a Terrorist?:

Under the cover of “war on terror‰, the US and its “coalition‰ of lackeys are conducting a war of injustice, abuse of human rights and atrocities of enormous magnitude against defenceless people, and in violation of international laws and norms of civilized nations.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6565.htm

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Asserting this war has made us safer won't make it so :

So how are we safer? If we hadn't invaded Iraq, perhaps vicious crazed Iraqis would be conducting suicide attacks on America as they were before 9/11, right?
www.startribune.com/stories/1519/4895606.html

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Iraq's 1st steps toward democracy stumble:

Voters in Iraq's Shiite Muslim heartland who were eligible to elect delegates to an upcoming national conference charged the process was rigged, leaving ordinary Iraqis disenchanted and alienating hard-line leaders.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6686

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Terrorists illegally got South African passports:

Al Qaeda militants and other terrorists traveling through Europe have obtained South African passports, and authorities believe they got them from crime syndicates operating inside the government agency that issues the documents.
www.boston.com/news/world/africa/articles/2004/07/28/terrorists_illegally_got_south_african_passports/

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Afghans Move Closer To Mullah Omar Capture:

The recent capture of key relatives and aides to Mullah Mohammed Omar, the fugitive leader of the Taliban, is enabling US and Afghan intelligence officials to tighten the net around him
www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav072704b.shtml

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Doctors aid group to quit Afghanistan:

The Medecins sans Frontieres aid group is to pull out of Afghanistan after more than 20 years due to security concerns and lack of progress in an investigation into the killing of five staff, a spokeswoman says.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=555072&section=news

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Opium trade booms in 'basket-case' Afghanistan:

The opium harvest in Afghanistan this year will be one of the biggest on record, the Foreign Office said yesterday, and it has triggered a flood of heroin on Britain's streets.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=545400

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Sheila Samples: I know you are but what am I? :

Journalism is now totalitarian propaganda driven by corporate agenda. Today's journalism world is unfriendly, mean spirited, partisan — and destructive.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6560.htm

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An Excuse-Spouting Bush Is Busted by 9/11 Report:

Busted! Like a teenager whose beer bash is interrupted by his parents' early return home, President Bush's nearly three years of bragging about his “war on terror” credentials has been exposed by the bipartisan 9/11 commission as nothing more than empty posturing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6559.htm

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Bush's 9/11 Farce:

Three years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001 — the biggest intelligence failure in U.S. history — and after his own administration went to war for reasons that did not exist, the president has ordered his crack staff to see which of the Sept. 11 commission's recommendations can be implemented fast and without congressional approval. Bush, you will recall, opposed the creation of the commission in the first place.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6561.htm

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9/11: Did Musharraf know?:

As many experts in the US itself have admitted, the Taliban was under the control of Pakistan's ISI. It had many serving and retired officers of the Pakistan army serving in it. The Taliban's intelligence set-up was largely staffed by serving and retired officers of the ISI.
www.rediff.com/news/2004/jul/27raman.htm

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Islamic Charity Says F.B.I. Falsified Evidence Against It:

A shuttered Islamic charity in Dallas, accused of being a financial front for Middle East terrorists, charged Monday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation falsified evidence and “fabricated a case” against it in an effort to show that it financed Palestinian suicide-bombers.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6562.htm

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US Navy preps 'Gestapo' server removal:

The Navy's name choice for the server was certainly not the best. It's uncomfortable enough for some to see the reference to Nazi Germany's police force and even more uncomfortable to think this is the monicker given to some kind of Muslim journalist snoop system.
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/27/navy_gestapo_server/

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Another Lie. More Will Die?:

Bush Floats War Against Iran: Failing to stamp passports is commonplace. Yet the Bush Administration, operating on the assumption that most Americans don't know that, is floating the possibility of war against Iran based on that innocuous practice.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6566.htm

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U.S., Israel Have No Claim On Iran Nuclear Program: Russian Official :

“The threats by the U.S. and Israel against Iran contravene international law.”
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/28/2004&Cat=2&Num=006

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Paul Krugman: Fear of Fraud:

Why should anyone trust their verdict on the integrity of voting machines, when another convenient mistake could deliver a Republican victory in a high-stakes national election?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6563.htm

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Gov. Jeb Bush takes back good move on voting:

Now it looks as if the governor simply sees political benefit in keeping people off the voting rolls.
www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/opinion/html/DB5F45AB-0C86-4825-A802-AEAD9001496B.shtml

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In case you missed it:

Hail To The Thief:

Greg Palast: BBC Investigation Into How Voter Data Was Used To Prevent Democrats From Voting In The Last Presidential Elections.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3187.htm

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Lost Record '02 Florida Vote Raises '04 Concern:

Almost all the electronic records from the first widespread use of touch-screen voting in Miami-Dade County have been lost, stoking concerns that the machines are unreliable as the presidential election draws near.
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/28/politics/campaign/28vote.final.html?hp

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U.S.: Review Panels No Fix for Guantanamo:

The Pentagon‚s new tribunals to review combatant status will not give detainees at Guantanamo a fair opportunity to challenge their detention, Human Rights Watch said today.
www.noticias.info/Asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=29818&src=0

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Supporting Our Troops:

Will we treat our current generation of service men and women with the same disregard that this man has been treated over the last 30 years?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6564.htm

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 07/27/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
linktv.org/mosaic/streamsArchive/streamPop.php4?caller=http://www.archive.org/
download&prefix=Mosaic20040727&name=Mosaic20040727&filetype=mov

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Humanitarian disaster in Sudan:

Thousands of villages in the Sudanese region of Darfur have suffered in a war that is, by most measures, the worst humanitarian disaster in the world today
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wosuda273908010jul27,0,7019380.story

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“Beijing Tests Washington's Resolve in East Asia” :

China last week conducted its eighth annual military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, on an island only 174 miles from Taiwanese territory. The exercises consisted of some 18,000 Chinese troops, involving land, air and sea maneuvers. Beijing quite bluntly announced that the purpose of the exercises was to simulate an invasion of Taiwan.
www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_printable&report_id=189&language_id=1

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Putin Tells West Not to Meddle in Ukraine:

“Their agents, both inside our countries and outside, are trying everything possible to compromise the integration between Russia and Ukraine,” Putin said
www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2004/07/27/003.html

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Castro responds to Bush‚s prostitution charges:

Cuban leader says president is Œsinister‚
msnbc.msn.com/id/5526645

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Bush Took Quote Out of Context, Researcher Says:

Student whose paper on Castro was used in a speech is 'annoyed.' He says the president misconstrued the Cuban leader's stance.
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/whitehouse/la-na
-cuba20jul20,1,2791880.story?coll=la-news-politics-white_house

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In case you missed it?:

The Bush Dynasty and the Cuban Criminals:

New book reveals links of two presidents and the governor of Florida with exiled hardliners
www.commondreams.org/headlines02/1202-05.htm

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Back to the 19th Century: Wake Up! Globalization's Coming:

Get to work, Americans! Globalization is coming home to roost, and you're going to be getting very, very busy, with no rest in your dotage.
www.counterpunch.org/lindorff07272004.html

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Nader to Crash Dems' Party?:

“I would like to see the bazaar. I'd like to see the alcoholic-musical-political payoff bazaar of accounts receivable,” Nader said. “I would like to be there at the convention to watch. I will try to get credentials∑ I may try as a syndicated columnist, which I've been for 35 years. Let's see if they are against reporters.”
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/27/politics/main632296.shtml

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