Information Clearing House  Digest August 1-6 2004
Date: 6 Aug 2004

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1 YEAR & 118 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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US planes strike Najaf amid fierce fighting:

Nearly 50 people were killed and more than 130 wounded on Friday as the unrest fanned out across central and southern Iraq
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2AF28C47-C193-4280-BAFE-693CA897B7B4.htm

tinyurl.com/6g5yc

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Al-Sadr Blames 'Occupier' for Violence:

Firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose militia is locked in a fight with U.S. and Iraqi forces, called the United States the enemy of the Iraqi people on Friday and blamed it for all the violence plaguing the country.
www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/9337009.htm

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This is a must listen report

Robert Fisk On How Iraq Is About to Explode:

Robert Fisk reveals how the so-called Iraqi government controls little in Iraq beyond Baghdad. And we speak with Christian Science Monitor report Scott Balauf who just left Najaf. Democracy Now Audio Report.

This is a must listen report
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6643.htm

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Four killed, 10 injured in clashes in Iraq's Nasiriyah :

Four people were killed and 10 others wounded in overnight clashes between Shiite militiamen and Italian troops in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, 375 km south of Baghdad, police said Friday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/06/content_1727081.htm

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Two US marines killed in Najaf province:

Two US marines have been killed in fighting in the province of Najaf, where bitter clashes have raged for two days between multinational troops and Shiite Muslim militiamen, the military said Friday.
www.spacewar.com/2004/040806115709.gym51yy7.html

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Iraq set to use martial law in terror fight:

There were strong hints that Iyad Allawi, the interim Prime Minister, could for the first time apply his emergency powers when he announces plans for tackling the spreading insurgency tomorrow.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=548354

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U.S. Soldier gets 3 years for murdering handcuffed Iraqi citizen:

A Schofield Barracks soldiers was sentenced today to three years in prison and given a dishonorable discharge for shooting to death an unarmed Iraqi cowherder who was handcuffed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6639.htm

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Truckers recount Iraq horror stories:

Promised good salary, accommodation and attractive perks, they were made to live in circumstances similar to those in Hitler's concentration camps.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6640.htm

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Testimony Implicates Abu Ghraib Questioners:

The statements contradicted the government's position that only seven rogue soldiers ˜ all military police ˜ were directly responsible for the abuse.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6642.htm

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Torture Continues on Outside for Iraqi Ex-Detainee :

As the American government began the trial of private Lynndie England, the symbol of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison, an Iraqi woman, Imtisal Al Huseyni, told Zaman of the horrific ordeal that she endured in the very same prison.
www.zaman.org/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20040805&hn=11191

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Law Experts Condemn U.S. Memos On Torture :

“The position taken by the government lawyers in these legal memoranda amount to counseling a client as to how to get away with violating the law,”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6637.htm

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Abuse case a question of values:

“I wrote the letter because I, as a human being, cannot accept anyone treating others badly, especially under the cover of Danish values. What I saw was not in any way representative of our values as Danes.
cphpost.sites.itera.dk/get/80650.html

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The Hand-Over That Wasn't:

Illegal Orders give the US a Lock on Iraq's Economy
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6641.htm

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Paul Krugman: What About Iraq?:

A funny thing happened after the United States transferred sovereignty over Iraq. On the ground, things didn't change, except for the worse.
tinyurl.com/6lypj

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Why Bush Went to War:

There were three reasons why the Bush administration went to war: oil, Israel, and military transformation.
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/19472/

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U.S. checking possibility of pumping oil from northern Iraq to Haifa, via Jordan :

The Prime Minister's Office, which views the pipeline to Haifa as a “bonus” the U.S. could give to Israel in return for its unequivocal support for the American-led campaign in Iraq, had asked the Americans for the official telegram.

www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=332835

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Empty boots bring home costs of war:

Mother adds son's boots to exhibit: The “Eyes Wide Open” Exhibition, a memorial to the victims of war – honors both the US soldiers who have died and been wounded and the approxinately 11,429 -13,298 (as of August 5, 2004) Iraqi civilians killed during the war and occupation.
www.traprockpeace.org/eyes_wide_open/

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Gulf allies 'all faced chemical exposure' :

US investigators researching illnesses suffered by veterans of the first Gulf war yesterday insisted that all troops and civilians in the area might have been exposed to low levels of chemical agents.
www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1274648,00.html

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Bruce Springsteen: The stakes are too high to sit this out :

It is through the truthful exercising of the best of human qualities – respect for others, honesty about ourselves, faith in our ideals – that we come to life in God's eyes. It is how our soul, as a nation and as individuals, is revealed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6638.htm

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Did Pentagon Reveal Name of Edmonds‚ 'Semi-Legit' Group?

Incredibly, the Commission‚s final report failed to include her shocking testimony confirming crime, corruption and incompetence in the Federal Bureau of Investigation ˆ a failing that greatly diminishes the credibility and trustworthiness of the Committee itself.
www.balkanalysis.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=391

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Four Lebanese truck drivers missing in Iraq:

Lebanese officials Friday said four citizens working as truck drivers are missing in Iraq, bring to five the number of Lebanese citizens either unaccounted for or held captive by insurgents.
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=38774

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Six killed in clash in Pakistani tribal area:

At least six civilians and four troops were killed in Pakistan's remote border tribal region in clashes between militants and security forces hunting Al-Qaeda suspects
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_931656,00050002.htm

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Uprooted trees, razed houses…

Israel leaves its calling card in Gaza
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=548358

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EU ends tariff-free Israeli trade :

Goods produced in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories will no longer be allowed to enter the EU tariff-free under an agreement signed yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1277394,00.html

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/03/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/4uh6f

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Disbelief as police claim terror arrest

Community shock as 'quiet' neighbour is seized
www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1277514,00.html

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British Muslims are bewildered and scared:

It is easy for a Muslim in 2004 to relate to the pain of the Jews in early 20th-century Britain
argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=547978

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Australia: Asylum seekers can be locked up 'indefinitely':

The decision has outraged refugee supporters and opposition parties.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/06/1091732063216.html

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In case you missed it: Australia's detention camps criticised:

Human rights groups and asylum seekers have repeatedly criticised conditions at Australia's detention centres for illegal immigrants.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1262393.stm

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'They want to kill us all. They are just devils':

First comes the attack from the air, and then the Janjaweed militia arrive to mop up. Women are raped in front of their sons, their fathers, their husbands. Families are chained together and burnt alive.
news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/story.jsp?story=548413

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Foreigners own half US debt, tipping point unclear:

Data showing foreigners own half the U.S. debt has raised concerns about a possible tipping point for America's reliance on foreign capital
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5874706

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Feds back wiretap rules for Internet:

The 5-0 vote by the FCC is a major step toward regulations designed to help police and spy agencies eavesdrop on all forms of high-speed Internet access
news.com.com/2100-7352-5296417.html

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Ex-Halliburton workers claim accounting fraud :

Company unit accused of inflating figures

Putting The “F” back in Freedom: Team America – World Police.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/08/06/BUGUP83PHB1.DTL

tinyurl.com/6qhad

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13 soldiers killed in Pakistan “crash”:

A Pakistani military helicopter crashed over a suspected al-Qaida hideout Thursday, killing all 13 soldiers on board.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040805-033807-6347r.htm

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Taliban denies U.S. military claims of up to 50 killed :

He said contrary to American claims, only one militiaman was killed and three injured in Monday's fighting near the Pakistani border.
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=65166

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Chicago Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Courthouse:

A convicted counterfeiter who had a grudge against the government was arrested on Thursday for plotting with undercover U.S. agents to blow up the building housing federal offices in Chicago, prosecutors said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=5888437

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US hold pair in missile scheme:

Two men are being charged with providing material support to terrorism by participating in a conspiracy to help someone they believed was a terrorist purchase a shoulder-fired missile.

The person was in fact a convicted felon working undercover for the government to reduce his prison sentence.
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10359909%255E401,00.html

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Judge's ruling a major setback for prosecution in terrorism case:

A federal judge has dealt the government a setback in its high-profile terrorism case against former professor Sami al-Arian, accused of being the North American mastermind of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6645.htm

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Terror plot in Carmel denied:

Republican Rep. Katherine Harris said Wednesday she regrets making the claim that a plot existed to blow up the power grid in Carmel, Ind.
www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/9326042.htm

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If this case involved a Muslim or an Arab Man would it have been reported by Ashcroft and U.S. media?

WMD Plot Uncovered In East Texas:

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. Investigators have seized at least 100 other bombs, bomb components, machine guns, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and chemical agents.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5350.htm

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U.S. Uncovers Weapons of Mass Destruction, Not in Iraq But in Texas & the National Media Ignores The Story :

This is a story of weapons of mass destruction. Chemical weapons. Domestic Terrorism. Forged Identifications. And media double standards.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5351.htm

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Fear, Not Fortitude, Propels American Empire:

The shining star of American democracy may be fading, as America responds to threats with fear and economic self-interest. Worldwide, democracy may also be on the retreat.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6635.htm

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Parting ways with Bush's gang:

Neo-con Francis Fukuyama supported Bush until he invaded Iraq. Despite his ranking as one of the world's foremost public intellectuals and a leading neoconservative thinker, he will not be voting Republican this year and believes his old ally, Rumsfeld, should have resigned over Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6636.htm

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Ashcroft, Bush, Ridge and the Law of Averages :

If they keep crying “WOLF‰ long enough they are bound to be right someday. At that point, they‚ll rise up on their haunches and say, “See, we told you so!!‰
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6634.htm

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Senator Accuses Investigators of Abuse :

Sen. Richard Shelby accused federal law enforcement officials of abuse Thursday after a newspaper reported that federal investigators had concluded he leaked to the media classified messages from the eve of the Sept. 11 attacks.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4390619,00.html

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Vietnam Vets Organization Blasts Kerry in New TV Ad
humaneventsonline.com.edgesuite.net/unfit_video_wmv.html

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McCain condemns anti-Kerry ads, calls on White House to follow suit:

Republican Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, called an ad criticizing John Kerry's military service “dishonest and dishonorable” and urged the White House on Thursday to condemn it as well.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/05/politics1020EDT0544.DTL

tinyurl.com/3umrm

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Key Figure in Anti-Kerry Book Recants; Admits He Lied:

A key figure in a veterans' anti-Kerry campaign, Kerry's former commanding officer, admitted today he lied when he said the Democratic candidate for President did not deserve the Silver Star
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4985.shtml

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Wealthy Texan helps fund ads blasting Kerry:

A wealthy Texan and prolific Republican donor is helping bankroll a television ad assailing Democrat John Kerry's decorated military record in the Vietnam War.
www.indystar.com/articles/7/168167-5477-010.html

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Ralph Nader: Democratic Party Should Live Up to Its Name:

Though the Democrats have the right to robustly oppose my independent presidential campaign, they don't have the right to engage in dirty tricks designed to deny millions of voters the opportunity to choose who should be the next president.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6644.htm

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Playing War with Boy George Bush:

The Nation's Ian Williams Profiles the Deserter in Chief and the Latest Anti-Kerry Television Spot
www.nathancallahan.com/boygeorge.html

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Israel flouts road map with new settlement :

It has been planned secretly for several months and yesterday bulldozers and diggers were preparing roads for future building.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1277439,00.html

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The BBC: Occupation? What occupation?:

Instead of reporting that all Israel’s settlements are illegal under international law and must be removed, the BBC treated its readers to five paragraphs of justification by a settler spokesman
www.arabmediawatch.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1794

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State Department Opposes New Antisemitism Office:

Earlier this month the State Department sent Lantos a three-page memo vowing to oppose the bill on grounds that antisemitism is already monitored and that giving it extra attention would be seen as “favoritism.”
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=richman200408041115

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Hiroshima mayor slams US over new nuclear arms:

“Ignoring the United Nations and international law, the United States has resumed research to make nuclear weapons smaller and more 'usable',” he said.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/06/1091732094074.html

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In case you missed it:

US sees atom bomb as God, Hiroshima mayor says:

Hiroshima's mayor lashed out at the US' nuclear weapons policy yesterday during ceremonies marking the 58th anniversary of the city's atomic bombing, which caused the deaths of over 230,000 people.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4379.htm

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Scientists alarmed at increase in melt rate of ice :

GREENLAND’S cover of ice is melting ten times quicker than previously thought, an increase that could lead to floods across the world, scientists have found.
news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=891712004

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Date: 5 Aug 2004

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1 YEAR & 117 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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22 killed in street clashes in Iraq:

At least 14 of the dead were civilians and the rest believed to be insurgents.
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/08/05/22_killed_in_street_clashes_in_iraq/

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Bomb kills at least 5 south of Baghdad:

Insurgents blew up a bomb in a minibus and opened fire on a crowd outside a police station south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding 21
yahoo.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-08-05-car-bomb_x.htm?csp=1

tinyurl.com/6cns3

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Four dead, chopper downed:

Four people were killed and a US helicopter shot down amid heavy fighting between US troops and Shiite Muslim militiamen in the central Iraqi holy city of Najaf on Thursday, officials said.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6943

tinyurl.com/3vfup

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U.S. Soldier Killed in Attack Near Iraq's Najaf:

The Iraqi resistance attacked a U.S. convoy with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire near the Iraqi holy city of Najaf on Thursday, killing one American soldier and wounding five, the U.S. military said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5885854

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Turkish truck driver killed in attack in Iraq:

Gunmen in Iraq have stopped a convoy of trucks and killed a Turkish truck driver who was unable to recite prayers, a report said today.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/05/1091557989720.html

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British forces kill two in Basra:

British occupation forces killed two Shia militiamen in the southern city of Basra on Thursday, a British military spokeswoman has said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/90A3430F-EEED-4828-BE83-6DA175C81552.htm

tinyurl.com/6e2wz

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Al-Sadr Declared Holy War on Britons:

Militiamen loyal to Shiites Muslim radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr have declared holy war against British forces based in Iraq's main southern city of Basra.
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=37781

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Iraqi Governor Resigns After Kidnappers Release Sons :

The governor of Iraq's restive Al-Anbar province resigned on Wednesday after three of his sons were released by their kidnappers on condition he quit.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=23774

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Seoul bans Iraqi deployment reports:

The South Korean government has imposed a ban on local media reporting on the deployment of 3000 troops to Iraq, citing concerns about the soldiers' safety.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6FBDAC32-138C-4B0E-B081-22C5121F9749.htm

tinyurl.com/6hto4

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Shocking prisoner abuses are revealed:

Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were subjected to Abu Ghraib-style torture and sexual humiliation in which they were stripped naked, forced to sodomise one another and taunted by naked female American soldiers
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=547708

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US abuse could be war crime :

Repeated abuses allegedly suffered by three British prisoners at the hands of US interrogators and guards in the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba could amount to war crimes, the Red Cross said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1276441,00.html

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Justice in the balance :

No one is more vulnerable than a prisoner held beyond the reach of the law. So the grim picture of life as a US detainee, held without charge or trial, set out in the Guardian yesterday by three Britons should come as no surprise.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6631.htm

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Some GIs tried but failed to end Iraq prison abuses :

“I knew you're not allowed to beat prisoners. I knew you're not allowed to make prisoners commit heinous sex acts, no matter what they've done.”
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001997129_prisoners05.html

tinyurl.com/4g8mm

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Accused Torture Company Gets $15 Million Iraq Contract Extension:

CACI International Inc., under scrutiny over whether it contributed to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, was awarded a $15 million extension of its work in Iraq, the U.S. Army said on Wednesday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5876819

tinyurl.com/3rchd

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Soldier says officials ordered some detainees hidden from Red Cross:

Military intelligence officials at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq ordered military police soldiers to keep several detainees hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross, leaving a coded message on cell doors to indicate which detainees the visitors were not allowed to see or interview
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/08/05/soldier_says_officials_ordered_some_detainees_hidden_from_red_cross/

tinyurl.com/6ugkx

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Iraqi doctor learns from Hiroshima's past:

Hussam Mahmood Salih, 34, a pediatrician from Basra, said the number of child cancer cases jumped eightfold in the southern Iraqi city between 1988 and 2002
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=feature&id=706

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Limbless victims of Iraq's conflicts soldier on:

Hadi's clinic has around 70 technicians working six days a week to produce fake limbs, and 350 staff helping amputees adapt to their prostheses, but still they cannot cope with demand.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=559429&section=news&fromEmail=true

tinyurl.com/45aky

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U.S. fast tracks immigrant troops' citizenship:

Almost 3 percent of the United States' 1.4 million active-duty military force are non-citizens. Immigration officials said about 16,000 of those have applied for citizenship in the last two years, and about half have completed the process.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9311925.htm

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Army works to increase enlistees

The Army is dramatically increasing cash bonuses for enlistees and preparing to put hundreds of new recruiters on the streets in anticipation that it will have an increasingly tough time finding recruits in coming months.
tinyurl.com/6jqyk

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Two Men Arrested from Albany Mosque:

Sources said the two were believed to be linked with Ansar al-Islam, an Iraqi militant group suspected of having ties to the al Qaeda network.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5883514

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Mexican police arrest SA terror suspect :

A fourth suspected South African with alleged links to international terrorist organisations has been arrested in Mexico, the South African government says.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=22&art_id=vn20040805113252827C294710

tinyurl.com/4r6pa

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Britain probes possible Heathrow attack:

Despite rumors swirling throughout Britain and Pakistan, the British Home Office denied Thursday any specific threat had been made to target Heathrow airport.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040805-071903-7584r.htm

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UK: Most suspects will be free in a week:

If recent operations against suspected Muslim terrorists are any guide, then many of the 13 men arrested on Tuesday evening will be released within the next week or so. One has already been set free.
tinyurl.com/4fbjn

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No, we don't want to conquer the world :

The abusive tirades against Muslims and Islam in the mainstream media are not only wrong, but also profoundly dangerous
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6632.htm

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Robert Fisk: Saddam's cameraman is still haunted by images of war
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6633.htm

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Outside View: Iraq's regional echoes :

Bush seems strangely detached from grounded realities as he carefully enunciates scripted platitudes regarding Iraq's regional impact.
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040804-090025-2741r

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Jimmy Breslin: “The Boy That Cried Wolf”:

Was so long ago that George Bush forgets it.: “Osama is coming!” he announced. Suddenly, the word “terror” ran the great city. Terrorism, terrorists, terrorist task force, anti-terrorist task force. Thomas Ridge, Bush's Homeland Security fake, said that for sure he was afraid they were coming. He had new intelligence that was horrifying:
www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/columnists/ny-nybres
053918153aug05,0,6254831,print.column?coll=ny-ny-columnists

tinyurl.com/48ysv

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GI Special Report: Iraq Vets Condemn The War:

Soldiers who recently returned from Iraq joined with veteran groups Wednesday to speak out against the Iraq war and call for U.S. troops to be brought home as soon as possible.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/gi_2b23.pdf

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They Knew…:

Despite the whitewash, we now know that the Bush administration was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak
www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/they_knew_0802/

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The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 40 Years Later:

Flawed Intelligence and the Decision for War in Vietnam
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB132/index.htm

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Challenging Kerry on his Iraq vote:

As a lifelong Republican who voted for Bush, I have made it my personal goal to make sure that he does not survive his first term because of his decision to go to war with Iraq without any legitimate justification.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6630.htm

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Let's rock the boat :

Europeans should be cautious recruits to a President Kerry's war on terrorism
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1276324,00.html

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Arab Americans Mull Presidential Race:

As the campaigns of President Bush and Senator John Kerry try to outdo each other in outreach to the Jewish community, Arab American voters are feeling screwed to the wall.
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=kessler200408041111

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We Are Not 'A Nation In Danger':

I think America in 2004 is about as far removed from fundamental danger as any nation in history has ever been. We may be scared, but we are, in fact, safe. Safe, at least, by any reasonable historic measure.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/08/04/opinion/meyer/main634111.shtml

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What the terror alerts really tell us :

There is a vacuum at the heart of Bush's second-term programe.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1276187,00.html

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Children killed by Israeli fire:

THREE Palestinians, including two children, were shot dead and nearly 20 wounded early today
www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,10349408%255E1702,00.html

tinyurl.com/4ofgd

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12-year-old shot in the head:

A 12-year-old Palestinian girl died of her injuries on Thursday after being shot by Israeli soldiers during an operation in the occupied southern Gaza Strip
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1568445,00.html

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Palestinians 'lose babies' :

Three Palestinian women lost their babies through miscarriages in the past two days as they waited for the Israeli army to open the Rafah frontier, closed since mid-July, a police source there said yesterday.
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=88558&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27138

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Israel is the real winner of America's war on Iraq:

If we rank those countries which have benefited most, and are still benefiting, from the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, Israel heads the list.
world.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/8677/

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Israel Plans Settlement Expansion, Defying U.S.:

News of the project drew fury from Palestinians, who suspect Israel will strengthen its hold on big chunks of the West Bank while trying to distract attention with a plan to uproot smaller settlements in the occupied Gaza Strip next year.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5884381

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Gaza's bread basket left in ruins after Israel ends five-week offensive
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040805/wl_mideast_afp/mideast_unrest_gaza_040805102853

tinyurl.com/5acsh

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State Department Warns Against Travel To Israel:

The travel advisory also urges Americans to leave Gaza immediately and defer travel to the West Bank because of security concerns.
www.news4jax.com/travelgetaways/3616573/detail.html

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Lebanese leaders warn against mosque attack:

Religious and political leaders representing various Lebanese sects and parties met Wednesday to warn Israel of the consequences of a terrorist attack on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?article_ID=6926&categ_ID=2&edition_id=10

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Israel's Use of Chemical Weapons:

This interactive web report explores the reported development and deployment of chemical weapons by the government of Israel since 1974.
www.vtjp.org/report/overview.htm

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Jews have suffered from anti-Semitism throughout the ages:

The sympathy and hearts of Torah True Jews worldwide go out to the 200 Jewish immigrants to Israel who were lured from their homes in France, where their people have resided in peace for millenniums to the Zionist state where no peace exists
www.jewsagainstzionism.com/Newsletters/jaz080304.htm

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F.C.C. Supports Surveillance Rules on Internet Calls
tinyurl.com/6p8je

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Pakistan Army Pounds Militants, 2 Villagers Killed:

Two Pakistani villagers were killed as security forces exchanged fire with al Qaeda linked militants in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5884260

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Attorney General asks top Republican to postpone hearing :

Unable to muster support from the Bush administration, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, has shelved action on legislation to make virtually any leak of classified material a crime punishable by up to three years in prison.
www.fas.org/sgp/news/2001/09/al090601.html

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Harris, Hood gave state flawed felon voter list:

Ms. Hood oversaw distribution of a faulty list meant to block felons who had not obtained clemency from voting. She wasted $150,000 trying to keep the list from being made public.
www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/opinion/epaper/2004/08/04/a12a_glendaedit_0804.html

tinyurl.com/6yphn

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Crime lab hit by new scandal Forensic tests under scrutiny:

Houston problems may affect 10,000
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_
Type1&c=Article&cid=1091657413513&call_page=TS_World&call_pageid=
968332188854&call_pagepath=News/World&pubid=968163964505&StarSource=email

tinyurl.com/4nat6

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Five Palestinians Killed:

Including a 10-year-old boy, were reportedly killed in separate incidents in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/460586.html

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Police kidnapped by Sadr's militia :

The radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militia has kidnapped 18 Iraqi police officers, apparently to force authorities to release detained militants, police said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1275672,00.html

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Iraqi groups warn 'all' truck drivers:

Iraqi resistance fighters in the city of Ramadi warned all truck drivers they faced death if they continued to deliver goods to US-led occupation forces.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4D1C99B6-9C9C-4D24-B360-18562998D310.htm

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Pakistan Allows Taliban to Train, a Detained Fighter Says:

For months Afghan and American officials have complained that even while Pakistan cooperates in the fight against Al Qaeda, militant Islamic groups there are training fighters and sending them into Afghanistan to attack American and Afghan forces.
www.nytimes.com/2004/08/04/international/asia/04afgh.html?ex=
1249272000&en=53699b229f73cab0&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

tinyurl.com/5b9vg

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Pakistan hands over 1998 bomber to U.S.:

Pakistan is believed to have handed over a key al-Qaida operative, Ahmad Khalfan Ghailani, to U.S. authorities who have taken him to an undisclosed location
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040803-044656-4460r

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Israeli Attack On Iran To Stir Explosive Autumn: Report:

Military sources had said the raid would be carried out by long-range F-15I jets, overflying Turkey, with simultaneous operations by commandos on the ground.
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-08/04/article03.shtml

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The American Empire :

People world-wide admire the American republic, with the liberty for which it stands. But they don't like the American empire that overthrows governments, wages wars, and props up dictatorships
www.progress.org/2004/fold360.htm

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Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire:

The film will move beyond the substance of policy and ideology to examine how the Bush Administration has used 9/11 and the war on terrorism to sell the American people on a radical and controversial neo-conservative agenda.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5689.htm

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A gift fit for a President:

A SAUDI prince lavished nearly $US130,000 ($185,000) of fine jewellery on US President George W. Bush, his wife, children and top aides in 2003.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6629.htm

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Oil Prices Hit a New Record Today:

Oil prices notched up fresh record highs on Wednesday, fanning concern that consistently high prices are denting global economic growth
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5871259

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/04/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/7263u

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9/11 Panel Chairman Urges 'Vote' on Report:

The chairman of the Sept. 11 commission said on Wednesday that voters in November's presidential election should weigh
how President Bush and Senator John Kerry respond to the commission's final report in determining how they vote.
tinyurl.com/55zvd

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In case you missed it:

America's Empire of Bases:

As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize — or do not want to recognize — that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5537.htm

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1 YEAR & 116 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Fighting in Northern Iraqi City of Mosul Kills 14, :

An explosion and fighting today between Iraqi police and insurgents in Mosul in northern Iraq killed at least 14 people and wounded 26, Agence France-Presse reported, citing police and hospital officials.
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=avL5j3qouTCk&refer=top_world_news

tinyurl.com/3kzhm

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Jimmy Breslin : 1,000 soldiers dead since 9/11:

With a number of dead this high, an easily remembered figure that stands in the sky and accuses the nation, it was not surprising to have the government throw a little added tension into the steam and announce that huge New York financial buildings have been targeted by al-Qaida. There was an orange alert and cops and troops were all over.
www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/columnists/nyc-breslinspks0803,0,3269214.column?coll=ny-ny-columnists

tinyurl.com/6offk

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When Grozny comes to Fallujah:

Do not be surprised to see three or four divisions of the Russian army in the Sunni triangle before year-end, with an announcement just prior to the US presidential election in November.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6625.htm

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U.S. Troops Arrest Iraqi Police Colonel In Ramadi: Police :

“An American unit went to the home of Colonel Imad Suleiman Falah at 2:30 am (2230 GMT) and arrested him without explanation,” said policeman Ziya Hadi
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=23767

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Chalabi linked with investigator's assassination:

Iraq's top criminal court is investigating allegations that Salem Chalabi, the organiser of the war crimes tribunal that will try Saddam Hussein, threatened an official days before the man was assassinated.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6627.htm

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Two Afghan aid workers killed :

An Afghan aid worker and his driver have been killed by unidentified gunmen in southeastern Afghanistan in the latest attack on humanitarian agencies
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL160064.htm

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Turkish ban disrupts US supplies:

A vital supply route for the United States military was in jeopardy yesterday after Turkish truck owners announced that they were suspending trips into Iraq.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/08/03/1091476486623.html?oneclick=true

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Jordanian Hostages Freed After Iraq Raid:

An Iraqi tribal chief in the turbulent city of Fallujah led a raid that freed four Jordanian hostages kidnapped a week ago, the chief said Wednesday.
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040804_301.html

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Iraq scandal deepens :

Danish Defence Minister Søren Gade, “We aren't going to tolerate any violations of international conventions,”
cphpost.sites.itera.dk/get/80533.html

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Children in Iraqi prisons:

Human rights groups demand immediate access to children held as criminals or 'security detainees.'
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0804/dailyUpdate.html?s=ent

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Abused Iraqi Detainees Said to Hold No Intelligence Value:

They also said the fact that the prisoners were of no intelligence value undercut the claims of the accused soldiers, who have asserted that they were encouraged or ordered by military intelligence officers to mistreat the detainees.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6628.htm

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Prisoners' Dilemma:

How the administration is obstructing the Supreme Court's terror decisions.
slate.msn.com/id/2104715/

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Detainees' request to halt military hearings denied :

A federal judge refused yesterday to stop military hearings that will decide if the Pentagon can continue to hold hundreds of terror suspects at a Navy base in Cuba.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001996248_terrordig04.html

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Four Guantanamo Prisoners Refuse Hearings :

Four Guantanamo Bay prisoners have refused to take part in U.S. military review hearings, leaving a panel of officers to examine the cases without testimony from the detainees, military officials said Wednesday
tinyurl.com/42cge

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Afghanistan to Guantánamo Bay – the story of three British detainees :

Today the Guardian publishes extracts from a 115-page report based on lengthy interviews they gave about their treatment by US and UK officials and military.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6620.htm

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Defence chief backs Karzai rival:

Afghanistan's powerful defence minister, Mohammed Fahim, has confirmed he is backing former education chief, Yunus Qanuni, for the presidency.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3535880.stm

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Guerrillas in Iraq kill 4 Americans, lifting total to 919 :

Insurgents killed seven Iraqi security personnel in a car bombing and other attacks Tuesday, and the U.S. military announced the deaths of six Americans, including four killed by guerrillas.
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2004/08/04/build/world/30-iraq.inc

tinyurl.com/3wsop

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N.J Pals Killed In Action:

Two adventure-loving pals from New Jersey who joined the Army together were both killed by Iraqi guerrillas' roadside bombs ˜ four months apart
www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/26225.htm

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'I'm really, really lucky' :

In early July, Joel received a custom-made wheelchair, a $25,000 weatherproofed machine that can travel over any terrain. He steers the motorized chair using a straw mouthpiece
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6619.htm

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Sibel Edmonds : Public Letter to 9/11 Commission Chairman from FBI Whistleblower
www.commondreams.org/views04/0802-06.htm

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Whistleblower explodes 9-11 Commission Report:

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation's own September 11 whistleblower has done it again, this time taking aim at the 9-11 Commission itself.
atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FH05Aa03.html

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Orphaned warriors try to forget bloody Afghan past:

Ahmed has had to grow up fast. Aged 12, he found the bodies of his parents amid the rubble of their home
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=558767&section=news

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger: Breaking The Silence:

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

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Afghan confesses part in death of Burton:

An Afghan man has confessed to taking part in the killing of four journalists, including Australian cameraman Harry Burton, in an attack after the fall of the Taliban in November 2001.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/04/1091557929957.html?oneclick=true

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America's Last War:

Bush needs a still bigger war to distract us even more. Then, he figures, we'll forget about Iraq the way Iraq made us forget about Afghanistan. North Korea is too dangerous and Syria is too small to do the job. Next up: Iran. It's time to get even for the hostages.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6621.htm

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Musharraf steps back from the US:

“Pakistan is not sending its troops to Iraq.” So reads the most recent handout from the Pakistani Foreign Office and the clearest signal yet that President General Pervez Musharraf is finally attempting to distance himself from the United States'
atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/FH05Df02.html

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Republican candidate admits supporting eugenics:

The Republican congressional candidate James L Hart has acknowledged that he is an unapologetic supporter of eugenics, the fake science that resulted in thousands of people being sterilised in an attempt to purify the white race.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6626.htm

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Video:

Is Bush Drunk Or Just The Village Idiot? You decide.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6622.htm

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Bush Election Billboard: NOT!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/images/bush-service-recordl.jpg

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The Revolution of 1800 and the USA PATRIOT Act:

In this election year, there are significant parallels between the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. Enacted in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, the PATRIOT Act has augmented the power of federal authorities to pry into the affairs of innocent Americans.
www.independent.org/tii/news/040802Watkins.html

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Bush rally was sad day for democracy:

When gatekeepers announced final seating for those with tickets, protesters with tickets tried to get in, but their tickets were grabbed and torn up, and police threatened them with arrest if they argued back.
springfield.news-leader.com/opinions/today/0803-Bushrallyw-147362.html

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Civil Rights Rollback:

The spread of racial profiling since 9-11
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0431/lee.php

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William Rivers Pitt : Fabricating Terror :

George W. Bush and his administration officials are using terrorism – the fear of it, the fight against it – to manipulate domestic American politics. They are, as they have every day for almost three years now, using September 11 against their own people. They are also getting stumblingly obvious about it.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/080404A.shtml

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Careful what you Bush for :

Two predictions: 1) George W Bush will win a second term as president of the United States. 2) He will be sorry he did.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6624.htm

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Video:

The Trials of Henry Kissinger: The Making Of A War Criminal:

“A fascinating, bombshell documentary that should shame Americans, regardless of whether or not ultimate blame finally lies with Kissinger. Should be required viewing for civics classes and would-be public servants alike.” — Brent Simon, Entertainment Today.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6623.htm

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Frank(s) disclosures: Bush knew of flawed plans before war:

General Tommy Franks, the US commander during the Iraq war, warned President Bush before the invasion that a quick military victory could rapidly turn to disaster because of inadequate post-war plans, according to his memoirs
www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=8&theme=&usrsess=1&id=50256

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Terror alert: how four-year-old information was transformed into clear and present danger:

Intelligence officials were forced into retreat just a day after they had said fresh and “alarmingly” specific information indicated terrorists were planning attacks on institutions in Washington, New York and New Jersey
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=547719

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Poll: Should the Kerry/Edwards Team Adopt a New Policy Towards Israel?:

Agree 51%
cnionline.org/resources/polls/kerry-israel/

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/03/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/4fc98

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Osama bin Laden : They seek him here, they seek him there:

Despite the US's huge intelligence-gathering network and diplomatic clout – and even a $25m reward on his head – there's not been a single sighting of Osama bin Laden since 2001. Justin Huggler reports from Peshawar on the search for the world's most wanted man
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=547641

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North Korean nuclear missile 'could reach US' :

North Korea is deploying a new missile which may be able to strike the US mainland with a nuclear warhead, a report in Jane's Defence Weekly says today.
www.guardian.co.uk/korea/article/0,2763,1275587,00.html

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Iraqis on tour banned from Memphis hall:-

The Iraqis were scheduled to meet with a city council member, but Joe Brown, the council chair, said he feared the group was dangerous.
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/08/03/iraqis_on_tour_banned_from_memphis_hall/

tinyurl.com/5f6h5

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Halliburton to Pay $7.5M to Settle Probe :

Halliburton Co. will pay $7.5 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission probe that it failed to disclose a change in its accounting procedures in 1998 when the oil services conglomerate was run by Vice President Dick Cheney.
www.forbes.com/business/services/feeds/ap/2004/08/03/ap1489127.html

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SEC: Halliburton under Cheney filed misleading reports:

Halliburton filed “materially misleading” financial statements that raised its profits in 1998 and 1999 while Vice President Dick Cheney was its chief executive
www.tucsoncitizen.com/index.php?page=business&story_id=080404d1_halliburton

tinyurl.com/6zm3v

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Sudanese Protest Against Threat of Intervention:

Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched on the U.N. headquarters in Khartoum Wednesday in protest at the possibility of Western military intervention to combat a humanitarian crisis in the western region of Darfur.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5872343

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Could Sudan Defend Against Foreign Military Intervention In Darfur?
www.voanews.com/EnglishtoAfrica/article.cfm?objectID=FBB9A9A3-0B83-4563-BB5BE57E20876794

tinyurl.com/5rvpo

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Sudanese professor, author talks about culture and aid:

Most believe, Chand said, “that the war is caused by religious differences between Christians in the south and Muslims in the north. The war is about the control of resources. As long as there is oil in the south, the Sudan is at a crossroads.”
www.theindependent.com/stories/080404/new_sudan4.shtml

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Muslim chaplain James Yee to leave Army:

“In 2003, I was unfairly accused of grave offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and unjustifiably placed in solitary confinement for 76 days,” Yee wrote in his resignation letter.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/PrintStory.pl?document_id=2001995341&zsection_id=2001780260&slug=yee03m&date=20040803

tinyurl.com/462y3

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Mexico's Dirty War Never Ended:

Inside Puente Grande Prison
www.counterpunch.com/ross08042004.html

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Consumer Spending Drop Biggest Since 9/11:

U.S. consumer spending in June took its biggest plunge since September 2001 as shoppers shunned car showrooms
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5862891

tinyurl.com/6vech

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Hiring rate falls as job cut rate increases:

Job-cut announcements jumped 8 percent to 69,572 in July from 64,343 in June. At the same time, hiring announcements declined for the second consecutive month, falling by 30 percent in July after a 31 percent drop in June.
eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2004/08/02/daily11.html

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The Cat in Iraq

www.duckdaotsu.org/080404-manuscript2.html

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In case you missed it:

This story relates that the practice drill,“

Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise” took place on Oct. 24, 2000.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3533.htm

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Pictures from MASCL exercise show plane crashing into the Pentagon
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3534.htm

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1 YEAR & 115 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Four killed in clashes in Afghanistan near border:

U.S. and allied forces backed by warplanes and helicopters fought militants yesterday in the biggest border clash along the mountainous Pakistani border in months. At least two militants and two Afghan soldiers were killed.
tinyurl.com/4nk8p

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Iraqi car bomb kills three:

Three Iraqi national guardsmen were killed today in car bombing north of the city of Baqouba, said the US military.
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=92757080&p=9z75766x

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Roadside bomb in Iraqi capital kills two local police officials :

A roadside bomb in the Iraqi capital has killed a local police chief and an officer.
www.whotv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2123477

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Bomb Attack:

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two wounded in a roadside bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad overnight, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5855776

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US Marine killed in western Iraq :

A US Marine was killed in action west of the Iraqi capital today, the military said.
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200408031020.htm

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Study details wars' civilian casualties:

“People don't want to hear bad news that they themselves have caused,” said Shiels, 55.
www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/080204/a0102casualties.html

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Key Iraqi oil pipeline is bombed :

Saboteurs bombed a northern oil pipeline on Tuesday, halting oil exports to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, an official of the state-run oil company said.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=532368.html

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Irishman Killed in Saudi Office:

An Irish citizen was shot and killed Tuesday when armed men stormed his office and opened fire with machine guns, a Saudi official and a Western diplomat said.
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040803_852.html

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American valour? All hogwash, say Indian truckers:

“As far as their bravery is concerned, the less said the better. When a convoy was attacked, the escort vehicles would simply speed off in different directions and leave the hapless truck drivers to fend for themselves,” he said.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6615.htm

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U.S. Soldiers Abused Iraqis 'For Fun,' Court Told:

Asked if he had determined why the U.S. soldiers had abused the prisoners, Arthur said: “Basically it was just for fun … and to vent their frustration.”
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5861168

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Iraq Jail Chief Says Prisoner Abuse Covered Up:

The U.S. general formerly in charge of Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison said on Tuesday abuse of Iraqi captives was hidden from her in a cover-up that may reach all the way to the Pentagon or White House.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5856840

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Danish troops accused of Iraqi torture:

Several Danish soldiers stationed in Iraq are being investigated for abusing and torturing prisoners, according to a Danish military spokesman.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C47C701E-D607-4035-A036-2C8921A03695.htm

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A solider's new life:

His parents are still with him. He wants to ask where he is, but a breathing tube in his throat makes it impossible to talk. He tries to reach for his parents, but he can't move his arms and legs. Cruel reality creeps over him.

A must read
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6618.htm

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Unmasked: The War Against Iraqi Children:

People in the West, particularly Americans, have been carefully screened (by Fox News, NBC and the likes) from seeing any sign of vast devastation, suffering and genocides caused by their government wars of aggression and committed in their names. How many more thousands of Iraqi children have to die in order to awake the consciences of Westerners liberals?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6616.htm

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John Kerry's 1971 Senate testimony about the Vietnam Iraq War.

I was shocked by how relevant his comments were to our current world situation, if you just replaced “Vietnam” with “Iraq”.

A must read.
www.hategun.com/kerry.html

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Source: Attack to be in early September:

More financial institutions than previously disclosed may be at risk of attack, and an al-Qaida operative has told British intelligence that the group's target date is early September, intelligence sources said yesterday.
www.newsday.com/news/ny-usterr0803,0,7499727,print.story?coll=ny-top-span-headlines

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Reports That Led to Terror Alert Were 3 or 4 Years Old, Officials Say:

They reported that they had not yet found concrete evidence that a terrorist plot or preparatory surveillance operations were still under way.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6611.htm

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A nation in danger. Or a president in peril?:

Given that America is in the middle of a closely fought election campaign, there was, perhaps, little surprise that some would accuse the Bush administration of playing politics.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6612.htm

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U.S. split on usefulness of tracing money trails to prevent terrorist plots :

Supporting an international jihad with training camps, schools and foot soldiers may be expensive, but launching a terrorist attack is dirt cheap.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001995379_moneytrail03.html

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Terrorist Plot An Inside Job:

Investigators suspect terrorist moles worked at the Citigroup and Prudential buildings to case the skyscrapers as potential targets of car or truck bombs.
www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/26159.htm

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How New Yorkers cope with latest terror alert:

As police presence grows, cities struggle to balance security needs with personal freedoms.
csmonitor.com/2004/0803/p10s01-ussc.html

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British targets in al-Qaeda bombing plot :

Story in full BRITAIN‚S security forces were yesterday put on “heightened readiness” for a potential terrorist attack, after detailed al-Qaeda plans to attack UK targets were uncovered.
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=888252004

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What's Wrong With American Media? :

Comedy Central: Jon Stewart, interviews Wolf Blitzer, who actually utters the phrase “mistakes were made.”
www.comedycentral.com/mp/play.php?player=realplayer&type=
v&quality=high&reposid=/multimedia/tds/celeb/celeb_9004.html

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/02/04:

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

Security experts close to the corridors of power in Pakistan tell Asia Times Online that as the November presidential elections in the US draw closer, more such dramatic – and timely – arrests can be expected.
www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/FH04Df03.html

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Pakistan: 51 terrorists be hanged: interior ministry:

The interior ministry has recommended immediate hanging of 51 terrorists given death penalties by Anti-Terrorist Courts
jang.com.pk/thenews/aug2004-daily/03-08-2004/main/main8.htm

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Three dead, many injured in Rafah onslaught:

At least three Palestinians have been killed and 16 injured in an Israeli aerial attack on the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9BC1CEE3-0361-44BE-8703-201C8475A2B2.htm

tinyurl.com/4g3xp

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Should Israel end settlement activities?:

The United States has urged Israel to honour its commitment to end all settlement activities in the West Bank, in response to Israeli plans to construct six-hundred new buildings there.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3531396.stm

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Clean Break or Dirty War?: Israel‚s Foreign Policy Directive to the United States
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6601.htm

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Mysterious CIA officer objects to revamp plan :

'Mike' urges military strikes rather than bureaucracy change
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/08/03/MNGDL81RFR1.DTL

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Why I Am Scared of George Bush—And Why You Should Be, Too:

In the past almost four years, I have come to fear almost everything the Bush administration does. In one way or the other, it has harmed, perhaps irreparably, virtually every aspect of American life.
www.progressivetrail.org/articles/040802Cassel.shtml

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Bush Administration Rallies Behind Colombian President:

The administration of President George W Bush on Monday rallied behind Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in the face of allegations contained in a 13-year-old Pentagon intelligence report that he was a ''close personal friend'' of drug lord Pablo Escobar and had worked for his Medellin drug cartel.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6614.htm

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Tracking the influence of private money in the presidential campaigns.

So far, donors have given: Bush $228,000,000 / Kerry $186,000,000
www.whitehouseforsale.org/dashforcash/page.cfm?pageid=116

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DOJ Reverses Documents Order After Librarian Protest:

After a government documents recall notice posted on the Government Printing Office (GPO) web site generated strong reactions from librarians, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said late last week that depository libraries could keep the disputed materials on their shelves after all.
www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA441047?display=breakingNews

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Snow urges raising US debt ceiling:

The United States could face the prospect of not being able to pay its bills this fall unless Congress raises government borrowing authority now capped at $7.4 trillion, Treasury Secretary John Snow said yesterday.
www.boston.com/business/articles/2004/08/03/snow_urges_raising_us_debt_ceiling/

tinyurl.com/4ry3d

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U.S. Oil Strikes New Record Above $44:

U.S. oil prices hit fresh record highs above $44 a barrel on Tuesday after the head of the OPEC producers' cartel said there was little the group could do to cool red-hot markets.
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5859739

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Passenger Arrested for English Exercise :

The flight returned to O'Hare International Airport, where the man was taken into custody and all of the other 120 passengers were taken off the plane and rescreened.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=757&e=10&u=/ap/20040802/ap_on_re_us/flight_diverted

tinyurl.com/6ab6f

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Study: Wal-Mart Policies Cost Taxpayers :

“People understand the benefits of Wal-Mart – they have lower prices,” “What might not be obvious is those low prices are fed by taxpayer-funded compensation.”
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WAL_MART_ASSISTANCE?SITE=
CTNOR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

tinyurl.com/4tpca

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Police gunned down in restaurant:

THREE Iraqi policemen were shot dead and four wounded today as they were eating on the terrace of a restaurant in Kirkuk.
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10317884%255E1702,00.html

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I was right on Iraq, says Bush:

“We all thought we'd find stockpiles of weapons. We may still find weapons. We haven't found them yet,” the president said. “But what we do know is that Saddam Hussein had the capability of making weapons.
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10329359%255E1702,00.html

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Few injured, ill troops get disability pay they requested:

The military's system for compensating soldiers who become sick, injured or wounded can be as unforgiving as the battlefield: Fewer than one in 10 applicants receives the long-term disability payments they request.
www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/special_packages/iraq/9297093.htm

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The mask of altruism disguising a colonial war :

Oil will be the driving factor for military intervention in Sudan
www.guardian.co.uk/sudan/story/0,14658,1274182,00.html

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Date: 2 Aug 2004

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1 YEAR & 114 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Iraqi group claims over 37,000 civilian toll:

An Iraqi political group says more than 37,000 Iraqi civilians were killed between the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003 and October 2003.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/66E32EAF-0E4E-4765-9339-594C323A777F.htm

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Iraq Militants Kill Turkish Hostage:

According to a video posted on the Internet, masked gunmen killed a Turkish hostage with three gunshots to the head
www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=1485

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– WARNING–

This page contains video footage and pictures of the murder of Murat Yuce from Ankara. This video should only be viewed by a mature audience

Video: Militants kill hostage:

This video shows a masked gunman pumping three bullets into a man's head in what appears to be the murder of a Turkish hostage by militants in Iraq.

– WARNING – This page contains video footage and pictures of the murder of Murat Yuce from Ankara. This video should only be viewed by a mature audience
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6609.htm

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Turkey Won't Truck Goods to U.S. in Iraq:

Turkey's truckers association said Monday it would stop delivering goods to U.S. forces in Iraq
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/sns-ap-turkey-iraq-truckers,0,6770349.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

tinyurl.com/6yhl3

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Lebanese Hostage Said Freed During Raid:

A Lebanese hostage was freed unharmed after Iraqi police raided his kidnappers' hideout in an operation that ended with the arrest of three terror suspects, authorities said Monday.
www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/world/9302133.htm

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American troops surround rebel cleric's house:

American troops have been involved in gun battles with supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, after they surrounded the rebel cleric's house.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/08/02/usadr.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/08/02/ixportaltop.html

tinyurl.com/3v7qd

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Egyptian, Jordanian leaders deny telling Gen.Franks that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6610.htm

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Robert Fisk: 'Can't Blair see that this country is about to explode? Can't Bush?':

The war is a fraud. I'm not talking about the weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. Nor the links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qa'ida which didn't exist. Nor all the other lies upon which we went to war. I'm talking about the new lies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6603.htm

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U.S.-Trained Forces Hit by Defections :

Five hooded men hopped out of a car at the checkpoint, heavily armed and clearly eager for blood. Iraqi policeman Maytham Talib figured it was time to quit his job.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6604.htm

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Eric Margolis: Bush like Custer:

U.S. prez is an arrogant, wrong-headed fool in the mould of doomed soldier
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6605.htm

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The Kerry Doctrine:

Someday, when the passions of this election have subsided, historians and analysts of American foreign policy may fasten on a remarkable passage in John Kerry's nomination speech.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6606.htm

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IT'S NOT ABOUT OIL.

If you weren't paying attention, you wouldn't know that American troops are now stationed in nine of the fifteen post-Soviet states. Every one of these deployments has taken place in the last three years, using 9/11 as a pretext
www.diacritica.com/sobaka/2004/lastwar.html

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Ted Rall: Cartoon:

We're here to help
www.ucomics.com/rallcom/2004/04/10/

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In case you missed it:

How much fun is this war?:

Are you getting enough of the excitement? Is your ring side seat watching the glorious liberation close enough for you? And how about the body count? WOW! It can‚t get any better then this . . .
pages.zdnet.com/sartre65/gulag/id16.html

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Secret Proposals: Fighting Terror by Attacking … South America?:

Days after 9/11, a senior Pentagon official proposed a U.S. military attacks in South America or Southeast Asia as “a surprise to the terrorists,” according to a footnote in the recent 9/11 Commission Report.
msnbc.msn.com/id/5570015/site/newsweek

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Saddam wasn't a satisfying scapegoat, so now it's off to Iran
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/08/02/1091432108877.html?oneclick=true

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Top 21 Pieces of Evidence that Show Iraq is only the First Step to 'Reshaping the Middle East':

Have you ever wondered what would happen if George W. Bush is sent back to the White House in November? What do you think this administration would do as an encore to the invasion of Iraq?
www.politicalstrategy.org/archives/000212.php

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Republican candidate urges probe of Muslims in service:

A Republican running to unseat Rep. Nita Lowey in November is urging the Defense Department to investigate Muslims in the U.S. military to purge potential terrorists who are using the armed forces “as a veil for extremist operations.”
www.nynews.com/newsroom/080104/b06w01muslim.html

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Hearing Set for U.S. Soldier in Iraq Abuse Photos:

A twice-delayed hearing for a U.S. soldier photographed holding an Iraqi prisoner on a leash, set for Tuesday, is a key step in the legal wake of the prison abuse scandal that shook the Bush administration's war effort.
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040801_80.html

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French Guantanamo Detainees Say Sexually Abused:

Two French men released from Guantanamo Bay said they had been physically and sexually abused in the notorious American prison, their lawyers told a leading French paper.
www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-08/02/article06.shtml

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U.S. Releases Five Guantanamo Prisoners :

After months of international criticism for holding hundreds of suspects at Guantanamo Bay without charge, the United States has been gradually releasing some prisoners from the Cuban naval base.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=515&ncid=723&e=1&u=/ap/20040802/ap_on_re_af/morocco_guantanamo

tinyurl.com/5l6zu

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Pakistan Says Al Qaeda Men Gave 'Strong Information':

Pakistani security services got a lot of information from two al Qaeda men captured recently, a government minister said Monday, but he refused to confirm reports this had led to a security alert in the United States.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5845713

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Computer Expert, Files Seized in Pakistan Reveal Terror Data:

U.S. officials told The Washington Post and The New York Times Sunday that the files found in Mr. Ghailani's hideout in Pakistan's eastern city of Gujrat showed al-Qaida has been monitoring the institutions since before September 11, 2001.
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=A7978C18-531C-4236-9B20A8ADD3BDB44D

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Palestinian woman killed in Israeli raid on S. Gaza :

Medics at Nasser Hospital in the town said Ne'ma Sahaweil, 45, was killed as she was trying to escape from her house in western Khan Younis amid the Israeli gunfire.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-08/02/content_1692926.htm

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West Bank verges on unprecedented chaos:

Palestinian leaders warned the West Bank was on the verge of unprecedented chaos as thousands of demonstrators showed their support Sunday for militants who attacked the offices in Jenin of the security services and local governor.
dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=6843

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Israel to block Jordanian arms deal:

The source, quoted in Haaretz newspaper, has said Israel is trying to block the sale of AMRAAM air-to-air missiles to Jordan for fear it would impair Israel's “qualitative edge” in the region.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/EC192235-ED4D-4530-A0CB-5A2F905FEE74.htm

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Militants Attack Afghan Military Post:

The U.S. military said one Afghan soldier died and three were wounded, while militants incurred heavy losses.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/08/b864ff3b-77ce-49e7-b7f2-de679c031758.html

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Sudanese Army Declares UN Resolution an 'Act of War':

In what appears to be a split in Sudan's official reaction to the U.N. Security Council's 30-day deadline to disarm Arab militias in Darfur, the country's army declared Monday that the U.N. resolution was an “act of war.”
www.voanews.com/EnglishtoAfrica/article.cfm?objectID=DBB7FEBC-D61F-4BFB-91C39584D5577801

tinyurl.com/4jz52

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Karen Kwiatkowski : Why Sudan?:

Using these “rules” one may explain Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, neo-conservatism, much of the American left, and of course, Sudan and the recent bill passed by the House “Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan.”
www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski87.html

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Bush's Republicans prepare for their 'dirty war' on Kerry:

President George Bush's senior strategists have vowed to use the month of August to mount derisive and personal attacks on the Democratic candidate John Kerry in what is becoming an increasingly bitter election campaign.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=546949

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Bush camp solicits race of Star staffer:

President Bush's re-election campaign insisted on knowing the race of an Arizona Daily Star journalist assigned to photograph Vice President Dick Cheney.
www.azstarnet.com/dailystar/dailystar/32301.php

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Another F.B.I. Employee Blows Whistle on Agency :

Mr. German says F.B.I. officials sat on his request, botched the investigation, falsified documents to discredit their own sources, then froze him out and made him a “pariah.” He left the bureau in mid-June after 16 years and is now going public for the first time
www.truthout.org/docs_04/080304Y.shtml

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Sen. Robert Byrd on Losing America and Confronting A Reckless & Arrogant Presidency *

Although he is the most senior member of the Senate, Robert Byrd did not speal during the Democratic National Convention. However, he did speak in Cambridge during the convention and issued a call for on citizens to save the country and preserve the Constitution.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/02/1428226

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Iraq Sunni figure arrested by U.S.:

U.S. forces arrested the press official of the Committee of Muslim Ulemas, Iraq's highest Sunni religious authority, after participating in a televised debate.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040802-112045-5816r.htm

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Kuwait Bans 'Fahrenheit 9/11':

Kuwait, a major U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, has banned Michael Moore's “Fahrenheit 9/11" because it deems the movie insulting to the Saudi Arabian royal family and critical of America's invasion of Iraq, an official said Sunday.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/080304Z.shtml

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Hell Follows With Him:

From 1981-1985, Negroponte was U.S. ambassador to Honduras, where he illegally assisted the Contra war and helped the Reagan administration to Œdisappear‚ close to 300 political opponents in classic death squad fashion
www.guerrillanews.com/human_rights/doc4971.html

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Prostitution and modern-day slavery in the Bush‚s Florida:

Human traffickers bring thousands of people to the United States every year and it is believed that Florida is one of the three main destinations of these slavery operations, with New York and Texas, the research center affirms
www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/julio/vier30/31esclav.html

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US: Prison Labor Is Cheap, Tough for Private Companies to Beat: T

he company's workforce of prisoners earns between 23 cents and $1.15 per hour. And federal agencies are required to buy from Unicor, which is run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1026/a13.html

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What's criminal? Try lack of justice:

The United States keeps putting more people into prison, at ever-greater costs. The trend has to stop if the land of the free hopes to live up to its ideals.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/184287_prisoned.html

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08/01/04:

Christian churches under attack in wave of Iraqi violence :

At least six bombs exploded during evening prayers at churches in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul in what appeared to be a targeted assault on Iraq's small but influential Christian minority, police said
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/98740/1/.html

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Iraqi Church Bombings Seen as Attempt to Split Religious Groups:

Several of Iraq's top religious leaders have denounced Sunday's deadly bombings of five Christian churches in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul.
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=1DBE848E-D990-4A28-872081B3F11FF9E5

tinyurl.com/4bbbb

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Iraqi Muslims Did Not Blow Up the Christian Churches :

At this point, there is no telling what the U.S. or the Israeli Mossad will do in Iraq in order to foment civil war among the Iraqis and to justify the continuation of an American occupation in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6608.htm

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Big Apple Terror?: Sources:

Al Qaeda Plotting to Attack New York City
abcnews.go.com/sections/WNT/US/new_york_city_terror_threat_040731-1.html

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Robert Fisk: Protection, not oppression:

How the new mobile police patrols have discovered job satisfaction
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6602.htm

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Hackworth: The Boys from Company A:

My guess is that less than a third of the 141,000 American troops in Iraq are grunts doing death-duty drill on that devastated country's killing fields.
www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=Hackworth_072904.htm

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Clean Break or Dirty War?: Israel‚s Foreign Policy Directive to the United States:

The Israeli policy paper “A Clean Break, A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” was authored by a group of policy advisors to Israel. Subsequently, nearly all members ascended to influential policy making positions within U.S. government, media, and academic circles. Many of the ACB policies such as toppling the government of Iraq are now in full implementation and present new challenges to the global community.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6001.htm

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Ralph Nader Speaks at Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy:

The Muslim Vote In Election 2004:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6600.htm

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Orthodox leader: U.S. Jews have no right to criticize Israel :

It's better for American Jews to stay out of Israeli politics.”
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/459037.html

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Pigs at the trough:

Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2004 Congressional Candidates
www.wrmea.com/archives/July_Aug_2004/0407027.html

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3 tribesmen, policeman killed in Chaman clash:

Four people, including a police constable, were killed in a shootout between police and unidentified attackers in Chaman near the Pak-Afghan border
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-8-2004_pg1_4

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Fair price for a life?

Army pays Iraqi family $700 after shooting girl dead
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6953.htm

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He welcomed the liberators.

Then heard them kill his friend
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6594.htm

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Officers vetoed inquiries into 23 deaths:

Army officers blocked police investigations into the deaths of more than 20 Iraqis during incidents involving British troops, raising concerns about the Army's right to stop inquiries into fatal shootings.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=546764

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UK: Scarlett 'Asked Experts to Harden Weapons Hunt Report' :

The new head of secret intelligence service MI6 tried to persuade weapons inspectors in Iraq to harden up a report on their hunt for weapons of mass destruction, it was claimed today.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6599.htm

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Revealed: Coalition forces imprison Iraqi children:

The investigation has also established that at least 100 children, some as young as 10, are being detained
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6597.htm

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This is a must watch video:

Uninvited Guest: Michael Moore Takes Boston By Storm:

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore blasts the corporate media, President Bush, Ralph Nader's candidacy, and the invasion of Iraq. We hear the full speech he gave at the Take Back America meeting in Cambridge across the river from the Democratic National Convention. Video and transcript
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6596.htm

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Clinton Adviser Berger Cleared of Document Theft :

President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger — who'd been accused of stealing classified material from the National Archives — has been cleared of all wrongdoing.
www.kyw1060.com/news_archives_detail.cfm?newsitemid=39459

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Canada now involved in New Zealand passport fiasco:

Canada is investigating why Uriel Kelman, an Israeli implicated in the New Zealand passport fiasco, used a Canadian passport to enter New Zealand.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1091255389993&p=1006688055060

tinyurl.com/3u2a3

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In case you missed it:

Israeli company “Odigo” says workers were warned of 9/11 attack
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6598.htm

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