Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of August 2003 – Part 2
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Can you believe this?

http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html?PID=2431939&ctid=17&ls=toys&_ts=y

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Police given 'shoot to kill' orders in new terror alert:

Police have been ordered to "shoot to kill" suicide bombers following intelligence warnings that an al-Qa'eda terrorist attack in Britain may be imminent.

http://tinyurl.com/jkny

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British Brace for Suicide Bombers:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/10/1060454087807.html

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US admits it used napalm bombs in Iraq

The Pentagon denied using napalm at the time, but Marine pilots and their commanders have confirmed that they used an upgraded version of the weapon against dug-in positions.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=432201

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Iraqis Riot in Basra; One Protester Dead

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqis enraged by fuel shortages rioted in Basra Sunday, forcing British troops to fire warning shots for a second day in an effort to quell some of the worst unrest seen since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3251716

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'Bring us home': GIs flood US with war-weary emails

An unprecedented internet campaign waged on the frontline and in the US is exposing the real risks for troops in Iraq.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1015711,00.html

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The WMD Lies: After all the frenzied, kaleidoscopic, crack-brained deception, it is not apparent why anyone would believe any weapons claim made by an agency of the U.S. government.

http://www.thornwalker.com:16080/ditch/snieg_wmd_main.htm

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Iran Not an Easy Target For Regime Change

It seems that the United States has already made strategic plans to deal with regime change in Iran, the way it has done with Saddam Hussain's regime in Iraq.

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=94789

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Destroying Iraq's Public Records

The destruction of all public records creates a lucrative business environment for US corporations, because the registry of public and private ownership has been destroyed.

http://globalresearch.ca/articles/KIR307A.html

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An international network of gangsters and criminals has taken over the world

The parallels between the Mafia and the US government are not surprising if one considers that both organisations have to operate outside the law in order to carry on their respective 'business'.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/usg-inc.html

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Americans Pay Price for Speaking Out:

Dissenters Face Job Loss, Arrest, Threats But Activists not Stopped by Backlash.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0809-01.htm

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"Who will save Abu Mazen?" :

Abu Mazen will fall before the end of October - this conviction is gaining ground in leading Palestinian circles.

http://www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/uavnery50.htm

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US Moved to Undermine Iraqi Military Before War

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/10/international/worldspecial/
10IRAQ.html?ex=1061471917&ei=1&en=0c2dbda291b7b6f3

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Family shot dead by panicking US troops:

The abd al-Kerim family didn't have a chance. American soldiers opened fire on their car with no warning and at close quarters. They killed the father and three of the children, one of them only eight years old.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4408.htm

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The US is starting a nuclear fight that will be hard to stop:

The hawks are gunning for a showdown with North Korea and Iran.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4409.htm

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Forget Osama bin Laden, the real brains behind al-Qa'ida is back

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4405.htm

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New Revelations Surface About Gulf War II "Mystery Illness"

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/news13.htm

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Depleted Uranium: A Post-War Disaster For Environment And Health:

The thoughts of the first British Gulf War Veteran to be tested for, and found to be poisoned with depleted uranium.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4406.htm

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Iraqi Trailers Said to Make Hydrogen, Not Biological Arms:

Engineering experts from the Defense Intelligence Agency have come to believe that the most likely use for two mysterious trailers found in Iraq was to produce hydrogen for weather balloons.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4407.htm

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1958-1963, Iraq: Revolution and the US Response: How Saddam Used CIA Hit list To Target Leftists.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/saddam_cia_list.pdf

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Rice Says: Critics of US War Policy are 'Racist'

http://tinyurl.com/jiyc

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Four US Soldiers Wounded in Fresh Attacks

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/10/1060360559178.html

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Oil, the Dollar, and US Prosperity:

The President failed to present the real case for Iraq, which is: prosperity for America based on controlling Middle East oil, and on maintaining the Dollar as the World Reserve Currency

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4404.htm

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Neocons Secret Talks With Iranian Sources:

Pentagon hardliners pressing for regime change in Iran have held secret and unauthorized meetings in Paris with a controversial arms dealer who was a major figure in the Iran-contra scandal.

http://tinyurl.com/jfwo

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Ex-Pentagon Official: Bush Administration Should Face War Crimes Tribunal

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4403.htm

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Napalm by another name: Pentagon denial goes up in flames

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/08/1060145870882.html

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Roadblock To Peace - Inside The Settlements:

SBS Television (Australia) Documentary

goes inside Israel's Settlements.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4401.htm

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Imperial Rules Compared:

Hypocrisy is a shaky foundation for foreign policy, particularly in a country that considers itself a democracy. When the British empire was putting down uprisings in India, it could still boast of upholding democracy for "its own." The situation in America is fundamentally different.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2003/08/05/009.html

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1941-1951, Iran: Making 'Sheeps' Eyes' at Anglo Oil: 'Running Iran' and Running out the Brits

http://coat.ncf.ca/our_magazine/links/issue51/articles/51_06-07.pdf

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US Soldiers Kill Six Iraqi Civilians in Tikrit

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-08/08/article04.shtml

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Bush appoints supporter to run Iraqi corporate sector:

President George W. Bush has appointed one of his major political fundraisers, Thomas Foley, to draw up a sweeping privatization plan. [Say good bye to your oil and say hello to income tax]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4400.htm

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Soros pledges $10 million to help defeat Bush:

Soros said "The fate of the world depends on the United States and President Bush is leading us in the wrong direction."

http://reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=
usFundsNews&storyID=3248397

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Five dead after Israeli raid breaks ceasefire

http://tinyurl.com/jgc7

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Jewish terror suspects indicted for transporting explosive material

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/327135.html

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US troops kill Iraqi police: witness:

US soldiers in Baghdad on Saturday shot dead an Iraqi policeman they mistook for an attacker, killed another as he tried to surrender to them and beat a third, a survivor of the incident said.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/story_50949.asp

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U.S. Fines Woman for Being 'Human Shield'

A retired schoolteacher who went to Iraq to serve as a "human shield" against the U.S. invasion is facing thousands of dollars in U.S. government fines, which she is refusing to pay.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4417.htm

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Iraq bomb attack kills 1, injures two:

An overnight bomb attack in a town northeast of Baghdad killed one US soldier and wounded two others, reports said Monday.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030811-074140-9002r.htm

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A Villager Attacks U.S. Troops, but Why? :

Iraqi's Life and Death Provide Cautionary Tale.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41178-2003Aug10.html

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Eruption of violence in Basra angers army:

Iraqi gunmen shot dead a civilian working for a private security firm in Basra yesterday as British troops again came under attack

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1016218,00.html

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Noam Chomsky: Preventive War 'The Supreme Crime'

Iraq: invasion that will live in infamy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4416.htm

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Suicide brigade primed to strike:

The terrorist suspected of blowing up Jakarta's Marriott Hotel was a member of a new suicide brigade of up to 15 bombers who are preparing more attacks, Indonesian police have warned.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/11/1060588325450.html

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On the record:

IF YOU were thinking of taking your summer holidays in the United States this year you might like to know that, under an agreement between the European Commission and the US federal authorities, items of personal information will be communicated, without your consent, by the airline company with which you travel to the US Customs.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4415.htm

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Israeli Arrested for Threatening to Kill Sharon:

A 22-year-old Jewish man was arrested near the Jerusalem home of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after threatening to kill him.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/11/1060588319685.html

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Iran-Contra, Amplified:

A specter of the Iran-Contra affair is haunting Washington. Even some of the people and countries are the same.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4414.htm

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The Niger Timebomb:

We have spoken to the Iraqi diplomat Britain accuses of trying to buy uranium for Saddam. If what he has told us is true, his evidence will blow apart one of Mr. Blair's main justifications for war .

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4413.htm

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A call to arms, a troubled scientist and the unravelling of a mysterious death:

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=432525

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Ex-FBI Official Assails 9/11 Report:

He disputes claims of Saudi aid and that the agency missed chances to catch two hijackers.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-na-fbi
10aug10,1,6659615.story?coll=la-home-todays-times

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On Terrorism, Methodism, Saudi 'Wahhabism' and the Censored 9-11 Report:

Who's Really Intolerant?

http://www.counterpunch.org/leupp08092003.html

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Three Killed in Second Day of Violence in Basra

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3252218

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Iraq Guerrillas Have 5,000 Fighters, Central Command:

An Iraqi resistance group that calls itself the Army of Mohammed has 5,000 fighters and an organized central command, according to three guerrillas interviewed by Newsweek magazine.

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/ae/Qiraq-us-attacks.RSpk_DaA.html

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Be prepared for terror attacks, says Bremer:

US officials say they are braced for further large-scale terrorist attacks in Iraq, after reports from intelligence sources that hundreds of Islamic militants who escaped across the border to Iran during the war may have slipped back into the country.

http://news.google.com/url?q=http://www.guardian.co.uk/
Iraq/Story/0,2763,1016160,00.html

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Limited War In Iraq Is Illusion:

I can tell you a little bit about a guerrilla war I know something about, the one in Northern Ireland.

http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-nybres1034092
13aug10,0,7399861.column?coll=ny-news-columnists

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CIA Warned Administration of Postwar Guerrilla Peril:

''A quick military victory in Iraq will likely be followed by armed resistance from remnants of the Ba'ath Party and Fedayeen Saddam irregulars.''

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/222/nation/CIA_warned_
administration_of_postwar_guerrilla_peril+.shtml

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Iraqis may not reap benefits of oil:

Supplies are abundant, but profits may not trickle down.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/950658.asp

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U.S. covert effort preceded Iraq war:

Alliances were forged with Iraqi military leaders to expedite operations.

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~1562820,00.html

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Supporters Push for Afghan Monarchy

http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-afghan10aug10,0,6995753.story

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I'm going - US can call off its dogs, says Taylor

http://www.capetimes.co.za/index.php%3FfSectionId%3D272%26fArticleId%3D205251

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Debate Over US 'Empire' Builds in Unexpected Circles:

Has the United States become the very "empire" that the republic's founders heartily rejected?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A38891-2003Aug9.html

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Pakistan Ready to Recognise Israel

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/aug2003-daily/11-08-2003/main/main6.htm

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Background: Enough proof exists to indict PM Sharon

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4410.htm

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Why Middle East Violence Is Likely to Erupt Soon:

"How long can the ceasefire hold if Israel doesn‚t satisfy even a fragment of Palestinian aspirations? How long can Abbas stand his ground with very little to show for? And will the U.S. continue to pressure Palestinians and hesitate to lock horns with Israel?"

http://palestinechronicle.com/article.php?story=20030809063032697

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Terror email seen by government:

Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Australia had known an attack may have been imminent.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/10/1060454074082.html

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Invasion and Resistance: The Iraqi Insurgent War:

The Bush Administration's characterization and assessment of Iraqi insurgency not only misleads the American, it reveals an inordinate degree on ignorance about the nature of people in general and a transparent racist attitude toward Arabs in particular.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4412.htm

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Playing the Word-Count Game:

The 296 Congressmen and 77 Senators who -- out of fear of political blowback -- voted to make assassination and mass murder the foreign policy of this great nation -- are liars.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4411.htm

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U.S. justification for war: How it stacks up now:

Six months later, months of war and revelation, the Powell case can be examined in a new light.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001461070_thecase10.html

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Depiction of Threat Outgrew Supporting Evidence :

His name was Joe, from the U.S. government. He carried 40 classified slides and a message from the Bush administration

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A39500-2003Aug9?language=printer

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The Most Egregious War Crime:

According to an August 2002 report by the UN Sub Commission, the laws which are violated by the use of DU weapons include: the Conventional Weapons Convention of 1980; the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the Charter of the United Nations; the Genocide Convention; the Convention Against Torture; the four Geneva Conventions of 1949; and the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907.

http://liberty.hypermart.net/Newsletter/3/2_The_Most_Egregious_War_Crime.htm

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Sen. Says Assumptions Causing Iraq Flap:

Flawed assumptions by President Bush's advisers about postwar Iraq are contributing to Iraqis' resentment of the U.S. occupation and undermining its legitimacy, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-3011438,00.html

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Accused Scientist Says Letter Links to Anthrax Mailers:

The FBI won't release an anonymous letter, which in the days before the 2001 fatal anthrax mailings, accused an Egyptian-born scientist of plotting biowarfare against the United States.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030809-110412-5744r.htm

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US Troops in Iraq to Serve 1 Year:

"It's a one-year rotation," Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez told The Associated Press in an interview. "Every soldier has been told that they'll be deployed for a year.

http://tinyurl.com/jt5u

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Three Saudi security men killed in Riyadh shootout:

Three members of the Saudi security forces were shot dead by suspected extremists they were hunting in southern Riyadh on Tuesday.

http://www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/breakingnews/view.asp?msgID=2382

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U.S. soldier killed in roadside bomb attack:

2 others wounded in strike on convoy west of Baghdad; Oil pipeline fire rages north of capital.

http://tinyurl.com/js70

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What's going on in Iraq? Unfiltered News From The Iraqi Frontlines:

Hear from American Friends Service Committee's Iraq Reps Mary Trotochaud and Rick McDowell. "It was never a war, It's a slaughter"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4430.htm

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Taxpayer Tab For Iraq Invasion May Be $600 Billion:

President Bush and other administration officials have refused to provide projections, saying too much is unpredictable. That has angered lawmakers of both parties, who are writing the budget for the coming election year even as federal deficits approach $500 billion.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A47537-2003Aug12?language=printer

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Homelessness grows as more live check-to-check:

Homelessness in major cities is escalating as more laid-off workers already living paycheck -to-paycheck wind up on the streets or in shelters.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4427.htm

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A Must Read

"Learning to Be Stupid in the Culture of Cash"

Let me put it succinctly: I don't think serious education is possible in America.

A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4428.htm

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Exclusive interview:

This Story has been kept out of the mainstream press

The UN, Globalisation and the Battle for the Airwaves

http://www.thoughtcrimenews.com/rfpi.htm

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Lahoud slams Israeli sonic-boom flight:

Lebanese President condemns Œ air terrorism‚ over capital.

http://dailystar.com.lb/12_08_03/art1.asp

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Another view of the Hizbollah " attack"

Chairman of the Israeli Confrontation Line Communities: " Stop Provoking the Lebanese. "

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4429.htm

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Liberian rebels reject new president: "We will never accept to serve under Moses Blah"

http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=18939&t=1

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Saddam ordered chemical attack, inspector to claim:

David Kay, who heads the 1,400-strong Iraq Survey Group, has admitted he has found no trace of the weapons themselves, and cannot explain why they were never used.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1016856,00.html

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U.S. NUCLEAR POLICY AND DEPLETED URANIUM: Testimony, Public hearing for the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Afghanistan.

http://traprockpeace.org/TribTest062803.html

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Hamas claims responsibility for deadly West Bank bombings

http://www.tribnet.com/24hour/front/story/966506p-6776936c.html

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Israeli Raid On Nablus Triggered Attacks: Dahlan

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-08/12/article07.shtml

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Iraq Dossier Blow for Blair:

The government's attempts to bolster its case for the war against Iraq suffered a heavy blow on the first day of the Hutton inquiry yesterday.

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/kelly/story/0,13747,1016878,00.html

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Man fined $10,000 for protesting war in Iraq

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4425.htm

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Human shields face up to 10 years in prison.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46248-2003Aug11.html

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Today We Face Another 'Watergate'

The government overreaches when it employs its war against terror to attack the liberties of American citizens. We now face sweeping federal wiretapping, secret searches and seizures, arrest and detention without trial or right to counsel, infiltration by FBI agents in our places of worship and in our social and political clubs and associations. Not even what we read, either from libraries or bookstores, is respected.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4426.htm

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Riots shut Kuwaiti border:

Kuwait temporarily shut its border with Iraq yesterday and Sunday, barring travellers from leaving, after riots by Iraqis in the town of Safwan just north of the oil-rich emirate.

http://tinyurl.com/jrhq

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Is Iraqi Intel Still Being Manipulated?

http://www.msnbc.com/news/950224.asp?0dm=s20Nk

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The Nine Firms That Dominate the World:

It is a disaster for anything but the most superficial notion of democracy--a democracy where, to paraphrase John Jay's maxim, those who own the world ought to govern it.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4424.htm

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The Military records of George Walker Bush:

These documents were obtained using the processes outlined in the Freedom Of Information Act.

http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/document.htm

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Report: Israel Killed 2,647 Palestinians During 34 Months of Intifada:

Among those killed at the hands of the Israeli soldiers in their crackdown on the Palestinian Intifada of Œindependence‚, were 482 children and 178 women, while those killed in Israeli extrajudicial executions were 241, medical crew members killed were 25 while journalists were nine.

http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News%20Reports/2003/reports-023.html

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Israel: Cabinet approves `Eitam Plan' to boost Settlement Construction In the West Bank

And Gaza

http://tinyurl.com/jrlk

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Fox Sues Humorist Al Franken Over Slogan:

Fox News Channel has sued liberal humorist Al Franken and the Penguin Group to stop them from using the phrase "fair and balanced" in the title of his upcoming book.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A45293-2003Aug11?language=printer

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The cancellation of democracy:

In several states, U.S. citizens are being deprived of their opportunity to vote in a 2004 presidential primary.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4423.htm

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Governing Council criticises coalition's treatment of Iraqis, warns of hatred:

The president of Iraq's 25-man interim Governing Council demanded Monday the US-led coalition forces treat Iraqis better, amid allegations of civilians being struck down by American troops during aggressive raids.

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/030811181403.744e5y1y.html

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Germany Rules Out Troops to Iraq:

Germany has ruled out sending troops to Iraq to assist US-led forces in stabilizing the war-shattered country, government spokesman Thomas Steg said on Monday.

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/aug2003-daily/12-08-2003/world/w11.htm

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Mystery Illness Hits More Troops:

Two more soldiers overseas have come down with serious pneumonia, bringing the unexplained cases to 17, the U.S. Army said Monday.

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030811
.wsick811/BNStory/International

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US Rocketing Down a Road That Leads to Victory, Vietnam-Style

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0810-03.htm

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Pentagon Ready to Mollify Blair Over Camp Delta:

Nine British nationals are among the 680 "enemy combatants" at Camp Delta, the prison camp hastily erected at the US naval base on the south-eastern tip of Cuba.

http://tinyurl.com/jqrq

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Interview With The Author, Fortunate Son:

George W. Bush and the Making of an American President: J.H. Hatfield charges that President Bush was arrested in 1972 for cocaine possession and that Bush's father George Sr. used his political connections to have his son's record expunged.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4422.htm

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Japan's Hidden Agenda in Iraq:

Why has Prime Minister Koizumi taken this dangerous political course?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4421.htm

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Former prof gets inside view of West Bank nightmare

"These people are in a giant prison." He noted that there are only two gates out of the territory.

http://www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=13656

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Hitler: An Officer And A Gentleman?:

History's warning regarding a compliant media.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4420.htm

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Untold Story: U.S. Newspapers Ignore Iraqi Civilian Deaths:

This kind of reporting not only gives American readers and viewers an incomplete story, but also furthers the mistrust of American media that is becoming more and more pervasive worldwide.

http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=
6adf3867ac8e8074f4535bc3e56b75ce

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The US, race and war:

Most African-Americans didn't support the war on Iraq - with good reason. But they ended up fighting it.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4419.htm

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US Troops Kill Two Pakistani soldiers, 2 injured by ' mistake'

http://www.itv.com/news/7314.html

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Taliban Shifts Battlefield to North:

As the U.N. announced suspending road missions in southern Afghanistan Sunday, August 10, following a series of attacks against its mission, Taliban vowed to take the battlefield to the north.

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-08/10/article05.shtml

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Israel: State plans multiple charges in bribery indictment of Appel

He will probably face charges for allegedly bribing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

http://tinyurl.com/join

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Department Of Homeland Security:

Highway Watch Program: The Highway Watch Program plans to train the Nation's commercial drivers to observe and report any suspicious activities.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4418.htm

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Sixty-One Said Killed as Afghan Violence Erupts:

Sixty-one people were killed and dozens wounded in outbreaks of violence across Afghanistan in the troubled country's bloodiest 24 hours in more than a year.

http://tinyurl.com/jxkw

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Israel's Red Flag on Iran:

Israel is seriously considering a preemptive strike against Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4435.htm

See also Will Iran Be Next?

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article3288.htm

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Iraqi boy killed, four wounded in clash with US forces in Baghdad

http://www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/breakingnews/view.asp?msgID=2398

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U.N. Official: Iraqis Ready to Turn on U.S. Troops:

Prominent Iraqis who despised Saddam Hussein will take up arms against U.S. forces if life under occupation does not quickly improve.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4436.htm

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Rough Justice:

American generals know that hardball in Iraq could backfire

http://www.msnbc.com/news/950482.asp

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Missile smokescreen in Moscow:

When the history of this week's 'breaking story' about the alleged smuggling of a Russian Igla surface-to-air missile into the USA is finally written, the subtitle should run as follows: 'State set-up; no relevance to terrorist threat'.

http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/
jid/jid030813_1_n.shtml

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Two US soldiers killed in Iraq:

Two US soldiers were killed and three wounded in two separate attacks on convoys in Iraq using homemade bombs

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s923852.htm

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British Airways Suspends Saudi Flights:

British Airways on Wednesday suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia due to heightened security concerns.

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/ap/ap_story.html/
Intl/AP.V1240.AP-Britain-Saudi-F.html

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Bus bomb kills 17 in southern Afghanistan

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s923748.htm

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U.S. Military Families Push To Bring Iraq Troops Home:

A group of about 600 U.S. military families, upset about the living conditions of soldiers in Iraq, are launching a campaign asking their relatives to urge members of Congress and President George W. Bush to bring the troops home.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N12296827.htm

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Study of Bush's psyche touches a nerve:

The report's four authors linked Hitler, Mussolini, Ronald Reagan and the rightwing talkshow host, Rush Limbaugh, arguing they all suffered from the same affliction.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4434.htm

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Propaganda: Did Goebbells Write The Bush Administrations speeches?

There are striking similarities in these two examples.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4433.htm

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Two reporters, one story: Campbell sexed up the dossier:

Alastair Campbell's alleged role in "sexing up" the September dossier to justify war in Iraq was disclosed to a second BBC journalist by David Kelly, the Hutton inquiry heard yesterday.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=433148

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Briton held as missile plot foiled: British arms dealer arrested in US for trying to sell a surface-to-air missile.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1017586,00.html

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Jews alarmed by Gibson film of Christ's last hours

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=433089

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US Troops 'Trigger' Happy'

Iraqis Say The US military is investigating claims that American troops have mistakenly shot dead at least six Iraqi civilians and two local police officers in recent days.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s922112.htm

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Iraqi Exiles Ready to Walk Out on US:

"The population of Iraq perceives correctly that it is the occupiers who are running things. Everybody else is there in some secondary or subservient role."

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/11/1060588320240.html

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President Bush plans to sidestep Congress and appoint Daniel Pipes

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3265810

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The New 'Islamophobia'

We are well and truly living the new Islamophobia. On both sides of the Atlantic, demagogic voices, terrifying of violence scourge Islam, the so-called Islamic civilization, and Muslims. These voices dangerously recall anti-Semitic lampoons of late 19th Century or even Mussolini and Hitler's racist discourses.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4432.htm

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Are Bush, Ashcroft And Wolfowtiz Protecting America Or Their Own Regime?

For those of you believe the war on terror and the violent occupation of Iraq will ensure world peace, you've got another thing coming; and that thing is the illegitimate Bush Regime's homeland security infrastructure.

http://www.counterpunch.org/valentine08112003.html

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US Troops Find Israeli Pilot Helmet in Iraq:

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/cu/Qmideast-israel-iraq-us.RJ5E_DaC.html

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Al-Qaeda Gloats: Australians Are Next:

The new threat came as the director general of ASIO, Dennis Richardson, said that Australia's "close alliance" with the US has contributed to it being a target for terrorists.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/12/1060588395104.html

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Myth and Denial in the War on Terrorism:

The notion that terrorist acts against the United States can be explained by envy and irrational hatred, and not by what the United States does in and to the world -- i.e., US foreign policy -- is alive and well.

http://www.counterpunch.org/blum08122003.html

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Curious George asks: Why the 'Vitriolic Hatred for America?'

Cataloging the history of Americas foreign adventures. PDF format. May take a moment to load.

http://coat.ncf.ca/our_magazine/links/issue51/articles/51_03.pdf

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$20,000 bonus For official who agreed on US nuke claim:

Energy Dept. honcho ordered dissenters at Iraq pre-briefing to 'shut up, sit down'

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34042

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FBI Targets Net Phoning:

Internet telephone calls are fast becoming a national security threat that must be countered with new police wiretap rules, according to an FBI proposal presented quietly to regulators this month.

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/cnet/stories/5056424.htm

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U.S. General Accounting Office : Says federal government cannot assure citizens that privacy rights are protected.

http://www.cchconline.org/pr/pr073003.php

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What is a neo-conservative anyway?

Despite their now being credited with a virtual takeover of US foreign policy under President George W Bush, a common understanding of the term remains elusive.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4431.htm

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Kelly had links to MI6 spies

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/news/stories/Detail_LinkStory=65024.html

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Imagine a 9/11 every day for 666 days: Deaths mount, but most pay little attention.

http://www.yorksundaynews.com/Stories/0,1413,137~10047~1484703,00.html

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Missile Plot: Briton Arrested on Suspicion of Planning to Smuggle Missile Into U.S.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/World/missile_arrest030812.html

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Tape Could Spell End Of Blair:

THE net is closing on the merchants of death in Downing Street as witness after witness gives damning testimony to the Hutton inquiry.

http://tinyurl.com/k1u2

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Blair ordered second interview:

The row over the circumstances surrounding David Kelly's death escalated today after it emerged that Tony Blair ordered the government weapons expert to undergo a second grilling about his contacts with the BBC.

http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,1018995,00.html

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Dr David Kelly, loyal foot soldier of the state

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4446.htm

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In case you missed it: Act of Faith:

CBC reports on the extraordinary coalition of George Bush and Tony Blair. Diplomats had worked feverishly the UN to avert a war. Meanwhile the President of the U.S. and the Prime Minister of Britain had struck a deal that would ultimately lead to war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4444.htm

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British Soldier Killed In Iraq

A British soldier has been killed and two others injured in an attack on a military ambulance in Basra.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1100408,00.html

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Troops in Iraq face pay cut:

The uniformed Americans in Iraq and the 9,000 in Afghanistan will lose a pay increase approved last April of $75 a month in "imminent danger pay" and $150 a month in "family separation allowances."

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/08/14/
MN94780.DTL&type=printable

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Carlyle's tentacles embrace Asia:

Bush is the most prominent of a long list of Carlyle advisers and managing partners who have parlayed their experience and contacts in government to create one of the world's largest private equity funds.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4441.htm

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Exposed: The Carlyle Group:

I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government and the first family.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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Iraq: US running with the enemy

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4442.htm

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Shiite Muslim group demands U.S. troops leave Baghdad a day after Americans fired on protesters

http://ap.yankton.net/stories/packages/iraq/20030814/1384378.shtml

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Poll: Support for war slipping; pre-emptive force backed

http://www.staronline.com/vcs/showdown_with_iraq/
article/0,1375,VCS_9220_2181674,00.html

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WDD: Weapons of Deliberate Disinformation

The events of the past few days reveals just how much the media and the state work hand in glove in projecting a view of the world that maintains the fiction of the 'terrorist threat' and what the objectives of the West really are.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-078.html

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Language: A Key Mechanism of Control Newt Gingrich's 1996 GOPAC memo

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4443.htm

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Power Cuts in Southern Iraq Halve Oil Exports

The massive theft of power lines in the south is the latest setback to U.S. plans to rebuild the war-torn country, after a series of pipeline blasts and looting derailed reconstruction efforts in the north in June and July.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
GT1RWF4Q1JTN0CRBAELCFFA?type=reutersEdge&storyID=3276610

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Terrorists sprouting under nose of American troops?

Americans don't quite know what they are talking about when it comes to where the resistance is coming from.

http://tinyurl.com/k08d

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Philippine Rebels Claim Military Collusion With Terrorists:

Philippines military officers claimed the government was behind two deadly bomb blasts in the southern Mindanao region last March and April, which the rebels said had been staged to justify asking the U.S. for more military aid.

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1211817.html

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Germany Had tipped CIA about Sept 11 pilot:

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had one of the September 11, 2001 terror pilots under surveillance as early as March 1999 after a tip from German security services, according to joint investigative reports in Germany.

http://www.expatica.com/germany.asp?pad=190,205,&item_id=33442

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Arms maker under fire:

David Hudak sits in a New Mexico jail accused of illegally purchasing warheads, his defense attorney takes aim at Halliburton Corp., which he said induced his client to buy the devices.

http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news03/042603_news_hallib.shtml

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Mexican Data Grab:

Since the terror attacks on New York and Washington, the U.S. Justice Department has gotten access to the personal records of more than 300 million Latin Americans, including the citizens of Brazil and Mexico, in addition to Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4440.htm

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Turning lawyers into government spies:

When will the first lawyer be arrested, indicted and sent to prison for failing to help the government convict his client? You can bet it will be soon.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/paulcraigroberts/printpcr20030813.shtml

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A Must Read

Blowing the N-whistle : Depleted uranium: How dangerous is it?

A former US military researcher tells of his crusade to expose the health risks of depleted-uranium weapons used in the Gulf wars. A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4439.htm

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Two More Troops Come Down with Pneumonia:

But they have not identified the type of pneumonia that caused the deaths or most of the other cases.

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/dr/Qus-iraq-pneumonia.RbnC_DaC.html

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Pakistan: Americans Granted Right Of 'Hot Pursuit'

Pakistan is said to have given the right of „hot pursuit‰ to US troops deployed in Afghan areas bordering Pakistan.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_13-8-2003_pg1_6

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Looking In A Mirror: The Rise Of The Fourth Reich:

It is naive, not to mention racist to assume that tyrants appear only in other nations and that somehow America is immune simply because we're Americans.

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/reich.html

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Government's Missile Sting Criticized as a Setup:

Administration officials are leaving out key facts and exaggerating the significance of the alleged plot to smuggle a shoulder-launched missile into the United States, law enforcement officials told ABCNEWS. They say there's a lot less than meets the eye.

http://tinyurl.com/k1v4

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Gamma-ray weapons could trigger next arms race:

An exotic explosive that blurs the distinction between conventional and nuclear weapons could shift the global balance of power.

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994049

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Soldiers fire on demonstrators in Baghdad, one civilian killed:

"We're peaceful people, but one edict (from the imams) and the entire American Army will become our prisoner," said Hassan Azab, a member of the local district council.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/
2003/08/13/international1622EDT0691.DTL

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Calling Out Colin:What Powell got wrong in his U.N. briefing on Iraq

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4438.htm

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Truth seems to be the hardest word:

If the world's only super power is to ask for people to beleive it, the U.S. administration must work to a high standard of integrity. This has been conspicuously lacking over its adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq.

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/opinion.asp?ArticleID=94946

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Gangs Of America:

The rise of Corporate Power And The Disabling Of Democracy: Corporations are the dominant force in modern life, surpassing even church and state. The largest are richer than entire nations, and courts have given these entities more rights than people.

http://www.gangsofamerica.com/

Click here to read the book online. PDF format

http://www.gangsofamerica.com/gangsofamerica.pdf

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Dead Journalist's Family Denounces U.S. Iraq Report:

The family of a Spanish television cameraman killed by a U.S. tank shell in Baghdad four months ago dismissed as ``a series of lies'' Wednesday a U.S. report that cleared its soldiers of blame.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/politics/politics-iraq-
journalists.html?pagewanted=print&position=

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Pat Buchanan: Imperial wars, then & now

The neocons exploited America's rage after 9-11 and steered the president into invading Iraq, in order to reshape its political system and redirect its foreign policy. Imperialism, pure and simple.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4437.htm

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The Two Faces Of Patriotism: Pacifica Radio Interviews Scott Ritter

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4453.htm

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It was punishment without trial:

Hundreds of Iraqis civilians are being held in makeshift jails run by US troops - many without being charged or even questioned. And in these prisons are children whose parents have no way of locating them.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4452.htm

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US Troops Shoot Dead Six Iraqis

US forces conducting raids and hunting

looters have shot dead six Iraqis and detained 10 others in separate incidents north of Baghdad, an army spokesman said.

http://tinyurl.com/k5bf

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Democracy In Iraq might be impossible, US was told:

US intelligence officials cautioned the National Security Council before the Iraq war that the American plan to build democracy was so audacious that, in the words of one CIA report in March, it could ultimately prove "impossible."

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2003/08/14/
democracy_might_be_impossible_us_was_told

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Power Outage Traced To Dim Bulb In White House:

The Tale Of The Brits Who Swiped 800 Jobs From New York, Carted Off $90 Million, Then Turned Off Our Lights.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4447.htm

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Iraqis Offer Tips Over U.S. Blackout:

Iraqis who have suffered for months with little electricity gloated Friday over a blackout in the northeastern United States and southern Canada and offered some tips to help Americans beat the heat.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A62540-2003Aug15?language=printer

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Russia, China could support N.Korea:

http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=185916&n=22

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A Gun Running Scandal Links Israeli's, Al-Qaeda:

Guatemalan authorities this week ordered the arrest of three Israelis for allegedly running 3,117 AK-47 assault rifles 5 million rounds of 7.62mm ammunition to a group of right-wing Latin American paramilitaries.

http://tinyurl.com/k5c4

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No Al-Qaeda Link Seen In Jordanian Embassy Bombing:

The bombing of the Jordanian Embassy does not appear to have been the work of outside terrorist groups, according to the top U.S. adviser to Iraq. .

http://tinyurl.com/k5c1

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What Threat? What Evidence? What Strategy?

Are we now more secure for having invaded Iraq? Absolutely not! Iraq posed no real threat to the security of the United States.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/sfl-12forum
12aug12,1,5447618.story?coll=sfla-news-opinion

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Calendar of US Military Dead during Iraqi War

Includes the names of the dead and how they were killed.

http://cryptome.org/mil-dead-iqw.htm

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Bush Hides A Terrorist:

It is amazing that there are people who actually believe George II is waging a war on terrorism. It‚s time for a little review.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4449.htm

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In case you missed it:

Friends of terrorism:

Bush's decision to bring back Otto Reich exposes the hypocrisy of the war against terror.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4450.htm

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Rogues Have No Right To Self-defense:

The view that U.S. targets have no right to defend themselves from a U.S. threat or actual attack goes back a long way.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4451.htm

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Pattern Of Aggression:

Iraq was not the first illegal US-led attack on a sovereign state in recent times. The precedent was set in 1999 in Yugoslavia.

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,9115,1018402,00.html

 

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Is the Philippine government bombing its own people for dollars?

Maybe it just seemed too outlandish: an out-of-control government fanning the flames of terrorism to pump up its military budget, hold on to power and violate civil liberties. Why would Americans be interested in something like that?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1019169,00.html

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Terror arrest: Cause for caution:

The arrest of Riduan Isamuddin, alias Hambali, the operational brain behind the Jemaah Islamiya in Southeast Asia, is a major catch, any over-optimism that this will roll back the activities of the jihadi terrorists in this region would be premature.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/%20/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EH16Ae02.html

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In case you missed it:

Bali group, Indonesian army had ' curious link'

An international panel of experts says it has identified a "curious link" between associates of the outlawed regional terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah and the Indonesian military.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/12/11/1039379881285.html

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In case you missed it:

Indonesian military's links to terror:

The highly politicized Indonesian military, are among the suspects in last month's Bali bombing.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/DK07Ae02.html

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Australia Plans To Police South Pacific:

While some small states are grateful for the growing Australian interest, they are also wary about Canberra's ambitions.

http://tinyurl.com/k5ci

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UN blasts Israeli marriage law:

A United Nations panel has urged Israel to repeal a law forcing Palestinians who marry Israelis to live separate lives.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3152651.stm

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Bush would support bill to regularize undocumented immigrants

http://www.quepasa.com/content/?c=104&id=181199

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Taliban has recaptured Zabul province in southeastern Afghanistan

http://www.calpundit.com/archives/001906.html

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Iraq: Five US Soldiers Wounded: when their convoy hit three landmines on a road near the hot-spot western town of Ramadi. http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6987417%255E1702,00.html

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Insurgents Attack Police In Afghanistan, 22 Killed

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Afghan-Fighting.html?ex=
1062146023&ei=1&en=898730da8061b4c7

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Torture in Israel Has Again Become Routine:

A report released yesterday by the Public Committee Against Torture claims that the use of torture in the interrogation of Palestinian suspects has increased significantly over the past two years.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=
330457&contrassID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

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Reuters Cameraman Killed:

A fresh wave of sabotage and violence took its toll on Iraq on Sunday as a second blaze hit a crucial oil export pipeline, a water pipeline was blown up and six Iraqis were killed in a mortar attack on a Baghdad prison.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3290591

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A Must Read

CIA Report: Global Trends 2015: By 2015, Israel will have attained a cold peace with its neighbors, with only limited social, economic, and cultural ties. There will be a Palestinian state, but Israeli-Palestinian tensions will persist and occasionally erupt into crises. Old rivalries among core states˜Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Iran˜will reemerge. A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4470.htm

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Citizens' Indictment Of Bush, Cheney, Et Al: This is to invite you to join us in a citizens' movement to indict members of the Bush administration now and George W. Bush when he leaves office.

http://www.indictbushcheney.org/

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Troops wounded in action not listed among casualties

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4469.htm

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Attack on US troops continue: 12 killed in Iraq

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_4114.shtml

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Jordan: MPs Seek Extradition of Ahmad Chalabi:

Jordanian deputies will lobby the government to extradite Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, convicted in Jordan of embezzling millions from a bank in the late 1980s, a leading parliamentarian said on Sunday.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L17557784.htm

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Danish Soldier Killed, Two U.S. Soldiers Wounded:

The soldier, the first Danish casualty in Iraq, was killed when his patrol was shot at. Two Iraqis died in the exchange of fire. Denmark has 420 soldiers stationed in southern Iraq.

http://www.rferl.org/nca/features/2003/08/17082003100425.asp

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A Must Read

UK Intelligence And Security Report: The Mechanisms of an Oppressive State: A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4463.htm

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A Must Read

In Search of WM(S)D:

Are Bush‚s Weapons of Mass Self-Destruction plutonium-grade? Will they turn up in Condi Rice‚s office? And will they detonate by next November? A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/areticle4462.htm

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A Must Read

Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse:

Expulsion threat in secret documents. A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4461.htm

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The Americans look ugly not only to Iraqis:

Saddam is being replaced by the American soldier, who is viewed by a large segment of the population as being to blame for the evolving chaos. While Iraqi citizens pay the price for this renewed tragedy, America's Middle East strategy now faces its greatest test.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=
330125&contrassID=2&subContrassID=4&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

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The Credibility Crisis: Time For Straight Talk from the White House

http://www.counterpunch.org/smith08162003.html

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Revealed: how Israel helped Amin to take power

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/story.jsp?story=434486

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US Keeps A Lid On Libya Despite UN Move

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/08/16/1060936105904.html

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Lockerbie ' a business deal':

A British member of parliament, long sceptical about Libya's involvement in the 1998 Lockerbie bombing, said on Saturday the fact that Tripoli had accepted responsibility for the attack still did not mean it was guilty.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4459.htm

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Lockerbie : $2.7 billion Sham and Shame:

"This has been a political court case, where the verdict already was decided upon in advance", a shocked Professor Köchler -UN-observer at the Scottish Lockerbie Court in the Netherlands - stated.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4460.htm

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Lockerbie brother: 'I don't want £6m, I want the truth' The brother of a victim of the Lockerbie disaster has vowed to reject a multi-million pound compensation deal from Libya because he does not believe it has been proved guilty of the attack.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1020399,00.html

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Iraqi Clerics Unite In Rare Alliance Against US:

U.S. Fears Shiite, Sunni Cooperation Will Bolster Resistance.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4453-2003Aug16.html

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Shi'ites Plan Militia to Protect Holy Sites From GIs

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/16/international/worldspecial/16IRAQ.html?ex=
1062047730&ei=1&en=a05cd33e5481a207

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A Must Read

The Bush/Cheney Energy Strategy:

Implications for U.S. foreign and military policy.

A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4458.htm

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Changing Numbers and Colors of the Dead

http://www.counterpunch.com/rooij08092003.html

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Report Says US A Top Target For Terror Attack Within a Year

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/17/international/worldspecial2/17TERR.html?ex=
1062072297&ei=1&en=ec8dc8f6ff6f5309

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US troops risk being "like Israelis"

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/4944520.htm

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The German Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss - patron saint of current US policy?

For the past few weeks, US President George W. Bush has been surrounded by a secretive circle of advisors and public relations experts, giving rise to all kinds of conspiracy theories and debates. It's been said that the group's idol is German Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss.

http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/english/0,1518,259860,00.html

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Duck and Drakes:

"The American empire passes the duck test: it not only looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it also quacks like a duck." The Economist

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4465.htm

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How Did We Become So Hateful?

We are children of a history we do not know. The roots of our "new" bigotry stretch through our racist American past to a thousand-year old blind spot, one big enough to drive half the world through. It's time to learn where we came from.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4466.htm

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Canadians in Kabul are not peacekeeepers:

We should understand these Canadian soldiers are not true peacekeepers, but rather auxiliaries of U.S. occupation forces in Afghanistan whose strategic mission is to secure control of Central Asian oil.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4467.htm

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