Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of September 2003 – Part 2
Noam Chomsky: There's Good Reason to Fear U.S.

"Those who want victory" against terror without addressing underlying grievances "want an unending war." 09/08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4653.htm

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5 Afghan troops killed, 2 US soldier wounded in separate attacks:

Five other government troops were wounded when their patrol was ambushed last night in a mountain gorge in southern Afghanistan. 09/08

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1432920

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Warlords wear out Afghans' welcome:

"The big mistake is from the Americans. They want to bring peace to Afghanistan with thieves and killers. The Americans after two years have learned nothing," said Abdul Raouf, a car dealer in the eastern city of Jalalabad. "Every day the situation is worse." 09/08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4648.htm

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Bomb Attack in Iraq Wounds 2 U.S. Troops: 09/08

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3121765,00.html

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Saboteurs blow up pipeline in northern Iraq:

Commander Saleh Mohammed called the blast, which erupted near the Taaza electric power plant 15 kilometres south of Kirkuk, an act of sabotage. 09/08

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/08/1062901997371.html

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Palestinian says he will accept premier post if U.S. presses Israel:

Qureia also said he would not be able to govern without Arafat's support, and said Israel must change its approach to Arafat. Israel and the United States want to sideline Arafat, who has been confined to his West Bank headquarters by Israeli sieges and threats. 09/08

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0908IsraelPals08-ON.html

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Who is Ariel Sharon: A lifetime credo of killing unarmed civilians

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4652.htm

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Rumsfeld: Criticism of Bush Strengthens U.S. Foes:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Monday opposition to the U.S. President was encouraging Washington's enemies and hindering his 'war against terrorism'. 09/08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4647.htm

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Navy coverup alleged on drug side Effects:

A Naval Reserve commander says the military doctored his medical file to eliminate all traces of an anti-malaria drug that he believes made him severely ill, suicidal and aggressive - and that he has the before-and-after evidence to prove it. 09/08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4649.htm

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Al-Qaida issues a chilling warning:

A new tape purporting to be from Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network yesterday threatened an onslaught against Americans so devastating it would obliterate memories of the September 11 suicide attacks. 09/08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4646.htm

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President Bush's Greatest Victory?

Saddam's henchmen may finally have thrown in their lot with their ideological adversaries in Osama bin Laden's terror network to wage war on their common foe two years after the suicide hijackings in the United States, analysts say. 09/08

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/030907/1/3dzk3.html

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Text of President Bush's Speech 09/08

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A39816-2003Sep7.html

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The lights are on but is anyone home?

Bush the smaller made his pitch to the nation over the weekend to "save civilisation" from terrorism and told us that the "frontline" was now Iraq. So Saddam disappears not only literally but also figuratively to be replaced by the generic Œthreat‚ that has been the real core of the propaganda since 9/11. - 09/08

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4650.htm

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Iraq Aid Will Dwarf U.S. Foreign Aid Budget:

President George Bush last night proposed $87 billion in new spending to fight terrorism. The $87 billion would come on top of the $79 billion that Congress approved in April for the initial costs of the war and its aftermath . 09/08

http://www.forbes.com/home/2003/09/08/cx_da_0908topnews.html

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Monthly costs of Iraq, Afghan wars approach that of Vietnam:

The monthly bill for the U.S. military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan now rivals Pentagon spending during the Vietnam War, Defense Department figures show. 09/08

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-09-07-cover-costs_x.htm

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Show me the weapons!

A great many federal workers are seeing their pay raises getting slashed. That‚s because President George Bush‚s failed Iraq policy will cost at least $60 billion more, just for the rest of this year. 09/08

http://www.star.niu.edu/perspective/articles/090803-weapons.asp

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What about the 90-day occupation?:

Pentagon officials also claimed that Iraq's oil wealth would make it unnecessary to ask other countries for financial help with reconstruction. "I don't see the need for panhandling like that," the Pentagon source said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4651.htm

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Iraq will remain an American problem:

If the Bush administration is expecting grateful thanks for its proposal to give the UN a bigger role in Iraq, it is going to be sorely disappointed.

http://www.dawn.com/2003/09/08/int15.htm

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US, Iraqi Militias Headed For Showdown:

The US-led coalition appeared Sunday headed for a showdown with Iraqi militias after giving them an ultimatum to lay down their arms that was immediately rejected by a leading anti-US firebrand. 09/08

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/ac/Qiraq-disarm.RwwG_DS7.html

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War Wounded Abound in 'Post-War' Iraq:

Iraqis hit by stray bullets, grenades or bombs and flocking to hospitals with only a long-shot hope of getting full treatment. 09/08

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=
/afp/20030907/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_hospitals_030907220437&e=4

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DNA tests sought 'for every Briton':

Every single person in the UK should be compelled to have their DNA on the national database in an effort to prevent crime, a senior police officer has argued. 09/08

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3088920.stm

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Abbas's successor picked: Asked when Qorei would officially be declared prime minister, Saleh al-Rafat told AFP: "Maybe tonight or tomorrow morning."

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1412933,00.html

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US soldier killed in attack on tanker convoy: 14 US soldiers wounded as new wave of attacks hit troops after 2-day spell. http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=6954

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The United States Of Anxiety:

Survey Reveals A Jittery Nation Overcome With Self-Doubt.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=441663

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Fliers to Be Rated for Risk Level : New System Will Scrutinize Each Passenger, Assign Color Code

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4665.htm

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Ashcroft, On Tour Promoting "Sneak & Peak" Audio - A Must Listen

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4664.htm

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The end of the affair:

Paul Michael Wihbey predicts a total collapse of the long-standing relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4663.htm

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Seven killed in Tel Aviv suicide bombing:

AT least seven people were killed and dozens wounded early today in an apparent suicide bomb attack near an army base in Tel Aviv.

http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=79626210&p=796z69y6

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Israelis besiege West Bank militants, 3 killed:

Two Palestinian Hamas militants and a child were killed.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09411151.htm

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Report: U.S. Backed Mossad Agents Involved in Hakim's Assassination to Flee Iraq: an Egyptian weekly magazine disclosed on Monday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4661.htm

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Iraq: U.S. Touts Multinational Force, But Numbers Tell Real Story

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4662.htm

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Robert Fisk: The Burden Of "Victory"

The UK has no choice but to tag along with whatever Bush's fractious subordinates decide.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4658.htm

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Five U.S. Soldiers Wounded in Iraq Attacks:

Iraqi guerrillas wounded five U.S. soldiers on Tuesday in two attacks west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
/nm/20030909/ts_nm/iraq_ambush_dc

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Krugman: Other People's Sacrifice:

So will Congress give Mr. Bush the money he wants, no questions asked? It probably will, but it shouldn't. Mr. Bush created this crisis, and if he were a true patriot he would pay a political price to resolve it.

http://tinyurl.com/mqeh

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Outsourcing War An inside look at Brown & Root, the kingpin of America's new military-industrial complex.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4659.htm

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Israel Kills 13-Year-old Palestinian In West Bank

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-09/09/article02.shtml

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Dalai Lama waiting for green light from China:

The Dalai Lama is willing to return to Tibet and end nearly half a century of exile in India if China allows him to go back to his homeland "without preconditions".

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/08/1062902002233.html

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The Twin Towers and the Tower of Babel:

Just as the US re-invented and financed jihad in the early 1980s to combat the "evil" Soviet empire in Afghanistan - and so contributed to the emergence of this modern myth - by invading Iraq the US has opened up a new Pandora's box, facilitating the alliance of Wahhabi, Afghan-Arab jihadis with secular, Ba'athist operatives: "the deadliest of combinations" according to European intelligence.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4660.htm

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The torturers' picnic:

Repressive regimes will be stocking up again at this week's arms fair - and we're footing the bill.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/armstrade/story/0,10674,1037393,00.html

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Iraq War Was One Big Fraud:

Proponents of the invasion don't criticize the Bush administration for lying to them. They don't re-evaluate their support for the war, even though every "good" reason for going to war was proven false.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4656.htm

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White House Says Iraq Funds Request Still Falls Short:

The White House acknowledged Monday that it substantially underestimated the cost of rebuilding Iraq, and that even the additional $87 billion it is seeking from a wary Congress will fall far short of what is needed for postwar reconstruction.

http://www.majority.com/news/latimes5.html

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Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General, Responds to Bush's Television Address:

President Bush told the American public and the world to expect more of the same from his administration. More crimes against peace and humanity, more deaths and destruction, more debts and poverty. He wants everyone to help.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4657.htm

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Reserve Tours Are Extended:

The Army has ordered thousands of National Guard and Army Reserve forces in Iraq to extend their tours in the country to a year, months longer than many of the troops had anticipated.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45553-2003Sep8.html

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Thousands of US troops evacuated from Iraq for unexplained medical reasons:

Over 4,500 US troops have required evacuation from Iraq for medical reasons other than combat or non-combat injuries. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2003/sep2003/wia-s09.shtml

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Washington's war on terrorism is not misguided...they know exactly what they're doing.

You won't find Bush's team addressing the grievances of the victims of US foreign policy -- the bombing victims, the injured, the disabled, the bereft, the dispossessed, the refugees. Afghans and Iraqis are so incensed at what the US has done to them, their neighbours, their friends, and their family that they've sworn never to rest until they exact revenge. http://www3.sympatico.ca/sr.gowans/misguided.html

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Bush And Johnson: The Texas Two Step: Flash Presentation

http://www.meridianmultimedia.com/gwbaddress1_player.swf

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Al-Qaida has emerged stronger since 9-11, British academic says:

The al-Qaida terrorist network is stronger than before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and the U.S.-led war on terror has so far been a failure.

http://www.canada.com/news/world/story.asp?id=
2BB4F951-A9C1-4AA4-A271-B14C6FFA0C9E

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Ahmed Qureia, accepts Palestinian prime minister's post:

Palestinian parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia agreed on Monday to become his people's new prime minister while insisting he cannot move forward on the U.S.-backed peace plan unless he gets more support from Washington than was given his predecessor.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4655.htm

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Morocco bomb suspect is 'French spy':

A French national on trial in Morocco for allegedly leading a Muslim group suspected of the May bombing attacks in Casablanca has told the court he worked for French intelligence.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/
Frenchman+suspect+says+he+was+spy.htm

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Australia exempt as Bush seeks more help in Iraq:

Australia, is exempt from Mr Bush's plea. The US Ambassador to Australia, Tom Schieffer, said yesterday that the US would not ask Canberra for more troops.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/08/1062902001681.html?from=storyrhs

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Iraq exit strategy paid off for Howard :

From the earliest stages of the planning for the Iraq war, Australia made it clear to the US that its combat forces would be leaving as soon as the main hostilities were over.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/08/1062902001528.html

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Taliban recruits new tier of terror:

Hundreds and possibly thousands of Taliban recruits known as the "Sarbaz" ˜ those who care nothing for their own lives ˜ are involved in an increasing number of hit-and-run attacks against government and American troops.

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20030908-121510-5632r.htm

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''China's Distant Threat to U.S. Dominance in Asia''

If China is able to continue its economic modernization program without any major obstructions, it will become the richest and most powerful state in the world -- surpassing even the projected economic and military power of the United States.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4654.htm

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New Film of Osama Bin Laden Is Shown

"We assert that what you saw till now are only the first skirmishes. ... The true epic has not begun. Brace yourselves for the punishment for your crimes," said the voice on the tape.

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BIN_LADEN
_TAPE?SITE=FLPET&SECTION=HOME

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Al-Jazeera Airs New Video Of bin Laden: The videotape showed bin Laden walking carefully down a rocky hillside with a walking ... The tape was aired a day before the second anniversary of the Sept 11th

http://www.abcnews4.com/news/stories/0903/102053.html

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$87 Billion For Catastrophe: "As the French learned in Indochina and Algeria, as the United States learned in Vietnam, and as the former USSR learned in Afghanistan, conventional armies cannot win guerilla wars. It's like an elephant trying to swat a swarm of malarial mosquitoes.

http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=
modload&name=News&file=article&sid=494

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Congress ready to undo state privacy laws:

Some states are making real progress in protecting their residents' privacy. Some in Congress would like to change that.

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Banking/P60562.asp

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Welcome: this way for cluster bombs:

Cluster weapons were on show yesterday at the opening of Europe's largest arms fair in London Docklands despite an appeal from the organisers to hide them away.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/armstrade/story/0,10674,1039088,00.html

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The US is trying to have its cake and eat it too!:

On this issue of international UN command, there should be no compromise by the Security Council if there is to be a truly international peacekeeping force for Iraq. Otherwise, the US will have been correct in its assumption that it can fool all the people all of the time.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4673.htm

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The Other 9/11:

The Pinochet Files A series of declassified US documents have revealed the extent of America's role in the Chilean coup.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4670.htm

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The War In Iraq Is Not Over and Neither Are The Lies To Justify It:

Like most Americans, I am deeply distressed at attacks on U.S. soldiers. However, the Fourth Geneva Convention--to which the United States is a signatory--is quite clear that a people under foreign military occupation have the right to militarily engage armed uniformed occupation forces.

http://www.fpif.org/papers/lies2003_body.html

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Will Press Roll Over Again on New WMD Report?

Simply put, the Powell charade was the turning point in the march to war, and the media, in almost universally declaring that he had "made the case," fell for it, hook, line and sinker, thereby making the invasion (which some of the same newspapers now question) inevitable.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4671.htm

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Taliban blamed after 4 Afghan aid workers killed: The aid workers, who worked for the Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees, or DACAAR, were killed Monday afternoon on a road in southeastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0910AfghanAttack10-ON.html

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Suicide bomber hits US intelligence center:

A suicide bomber exploded in an SUV outside the U.S. intelligence headquarters, killing three other Iraqis and wounding dozens, including four Americans.

http://www.tdn-net.com/articles/2003/09/10/news/news06.txt

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Terror as innocents die in Israeli raid:

Three Palestinians were killed in a blundering assassination attempt by Israel as an F-16 fighter jet tried to take out a senior Hamas political leader.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/
Israel+attempts+new+Hamas+assassination.htm

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A-Zahar says assassination attempt won't shake Hamas:

Speaking a few hours after his eldest son and bodyguard were killed in an Israeli aerial bombing of his home, al-Zahar said Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups would continue the fight for freedom.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4672.htm

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US Soldier Killed by Homemade Bomb in Iraq:

An American soldier was killed in Iraq Wednesday by a homemade bomb which exploded during an attempt to detonate it.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3420969

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78% of Bush's Postwar Spending Plan Is for Military:

With $65.5 billion directed to the armed forces, $15 billion toward rebuilding Iraq and $5 billion toward building its security forces, and $800 million to new spending for civilian programs in Afghanistan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4669.htm

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How the war tab may shift agenda in Washington:

"If there is any sacrifice to be made for the $87 billion, it would be the prescription-drug bill.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0910/p01s02-uspo.html

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A jobless recovery can't go on for long:

August marks the seventh consecutive month of job losses, adding up to a total of 595,000 jobs lost since January.

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/P58078.asp

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Pentagon targets Latinos and Mexicans for war on terror:

A stretched United States military is turning increasingly to Latinos - including tens of thousands of non-citizen immigrants - to do the fighting and dying on its behalf.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=441886

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Seven killed in Jerusalem blast:

The deadly bomb blasts in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem worsened a day of bloodshed on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Four Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, were killed in an Israeli raid in the West Bank town of Hebron earlier on Tuesday.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/Blast+rocks+Jerusalem.htm

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Arafat: "For Whom The Bell Tolls?" Arafat very well may be next in the line of fire.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4666.htm

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In case you missed it: John Pilger: Israeli Terror.

At least three Israeli Prime Ministers have been involved in campaigns of terror.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1818.htm

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Historic Perspective: The Bombing Of The King David Hotel

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4667.htm

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When Evil Has A Thousand Names But No Admissible Cause:

Relentless global war on terrorism, launched in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy that in a diabolic, calculated manner brought fear home to the American public, is leading this great nation further and further away from the issues that are truly critical to its prosperity, security, and survival.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4668.htm

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Several Injured in Iraq Car Bombing: A car bomb exploded Tuesday outside an office used by U.S soldiers in northern Iraq.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/
AP-Iraq-Bombing.html?pagewanted=print&position=

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A Must Read

Robert Fisk: Folly Taken To A Scale We Haven't Seen Since WWII A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4679.htm

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Who Really Rules This World

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

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Bush Calls for Broader Police Powers to Fight Terrorism:

Invoking the memories of Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush prodded Congress today to "untie the hands" of law enforcement and enact broader search-and-seizure powers and wider use of the death penalty to combat terrorism.

http://tinyurl.com/n01k

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'Bin Laden' tape: Full text:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4682.htm

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Mystery Shrouds Pentagon's Extra Funds:

The Bush administration has been tight-lipped about where the huge sums - which come on top of $62bn appropriated for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in April - are going.

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=
FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1059479719798&p=1012571727162

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U.S. troop strength in Iraq down to nearly 116,000, military says

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/253/world/U_S_troop_strength_in_Iraq_dow:.shtml

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Israeli army seizes building overlooking Arafat's headquarters:

Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom was quoted on Thursday as saying that there is a consensus in the Israeli government in favor of "deporting" Arafat.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4684.htm

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Arafat may not survive next 24 hours:

In a stark warning amid increasing tension, one of the western diplomats at the Narveh briefing described the next 24 hours as critical ... and he made it clear his express concern focussed on Arafat's personal safety.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/
Russia+suggest+Palestine+international+force.htm

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Spain to Try Al Jazeera Newsman for Aiding Al Qaeda:

Tayseer Alouni, best known for interviewing Osama bin Laden shortly after the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States, is accused of providing money and information to al Qaeda operatives.

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3426108

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Democracy Now! Special:

9/11 Two Years Later. Victims' Families Call For Peaceful Tomorrows

A Must See Video Report

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4680.htm

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NPR Interviews Economist Paul Krugman:

How it was possible for a country with so much going for it to go downhill so fast, and why our leaders made such bad decisions."

This IS A MUST LISTEN INTERVIEW

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4681.htm

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Border Breach? Customs Fails to Detect Depleted Uranium – Again:

"If they can't detect that, then they can't detect the real thing," explained Tom Cochran, a nuclear physicist at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/Primetime/sept11_uranium030910.html

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America's dirty torture secret:

There is evidence that the US authorities have encouraged the use of torture and may indeed have participated in the torture of those men they believe to hold information on past and future terrorist attacks.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4678.htm

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In Afghanistan, the war on terror is anything but over:

Though ousted from power, the Taliban are not destroyed. Far from it. While their forces typically comprise groups of several hundred men, the Talbian have become more active and - in large parts of south and south-east Afghanistan - more popular.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=442220

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Two killed in West Bank camp:

Two Palestinians have been killed and a third seriously wounded by Israeli army gunfire in Balata refugee camp outside Nablus in the West Bank.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s943429.htm

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Hamas Threatens to Hit Israeli Homes:

The military wing of the Islamic militant group Hamas has threatened to change tactics and attack Israeli houses and buildings, after Israel tried to kill a Hamas political leader in his home in the Gaza Strip.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/10/1063191460898.html

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Israeli Press: Playing With Numbers: Why take a survey if you are going to misrepresent its finding?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4676.htm

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Witness claims newsman killed by U.S. helicopter attack:

AN Iraqi businessman told yesterday how ITN reporter Terry Lloyd was shot dead by a US helicopter gunship which blasted his civilian minibus.

http://tinyurl.com/mwib

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Angry Iraqis tell of U.S. troops fatal errors:

Dr. Talib Abdul Jabar Al Sayeed was asleep at home with 11 relatives, he said, when U.S. troops surrounded his house, stormed his gate and began firing.

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/6739586.htm

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This is what democracy looks like? This is the fake George W's USA.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4675.htm

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Bin Ladin on new Aljazeera tape:

"With the help of God, we will cut the arms of anyone that touches us, prepare yourself for punishment for your crimes," he said in the tape.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/
Usama+bin+Ladin+on+new+Aljazeera+tape.htm

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Iraq attack kills four - scores injured:

A resistance fighter blew up a car killing four people including two children and himself, and wounded dozens of people, including six US soldiers, in the northern Iraqi Kurd city of Arbil.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/Iraqi+blows+himself+up.htm

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Paul Krugman: Exploiting the Atrocity: If you thought the last two years were bad, just wait: it's about to get worse. A lot worse.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4688.htm

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Bush and Terrorists: They Need Each Other: The war on terrorism, almost by definition, is infinite and unwinnable.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4687.htm

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Wounded billed for hospital food: Bill Murwin was treated at a military hospital in Germany and spent four weeks at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Part of his left foot was amputated. His medical care was free, but the government billed him $243 for the food.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4690.htm

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Al-Qaeda Call on Islamists to Oust Musharraf :

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4689.htm

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British FM Straw accuses French of anti-American ' neurosis'

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/030912/1/3e4hc.html

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Soldiers mistakenly kill 11 Iraqi police officers:

Witnesses said 11 police officers and all four men in the car were killed in the hail of fire.

http://canada.com/national/story.asp?id=57F77ECD-49D7-4C60-97BB-BC3436165790

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Two soldiers killed, seven wounded in Iraqi firefight:

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/255/world/Two_soldiers_killed_seven_woun:.shtml

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Jordanian officer killed in hospital raid in Iraq:

http://famulus.msnbc.com/FamulusIntl/reuters09-12-050500.asp?reg=MIDEAST

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US Commander Calls on Iraq Troops to Grid Themselves for Long Haul:

Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, called on the American people Thursday to gird themselves for the long haul, warning that the worldwide war launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks would be a long one.

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/cd/Qus-attacks-2years-iraq.R6gJ_DSB.html

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How Long Must We Stay in Iraq?:

I've got no use for either party in this lethal fiasco. When we blundered into Iraq, most Democrats hid in the weeds, afraid to complain for fear they would be considered unpatriotic.

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/dick_feagler/
index.ssf?/base/opinion/1063186205288990.xml

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How we trained al-Qa'eda:

Between 1985 and 1992, US officials estimate that 12,500 foreign fighters were trained in bomb-making, sabotage and guerrilla warfare tactics in Afghan camps that the CIA helped to set up.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4686.htm

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Blair rejected terror warnings:

Intelligence chiefs had warned him that toppling Saddam Hussein would increase the risk of terrorist attacks against Britain.

http://tinyurl.com/n591

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"Terrorism and Tyranny:

Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil,"

http://reese.king-online.com/Reese_20030908/index.php

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Rage as Israel decides to expel Arafat:

"No one can kick me out. They can kill me with bombs but I will not leave," Arafat told reporters.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/Israel+decides+to+expel+Arafat.htm

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Why The road map was left behind:

Here is a look at some road-map obligations and how the parties performed.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0908/p01s02-wome.html

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Global condemnation of Israeli plan to exile Arafat:

Former Israeli foreign minister, Schlomo Ben Ami, "Israelis are deluding themselves if they think that by changing (Palestinian) leaders they will change the price of peace."

http://sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13250060

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Rape Of Iraq:

"Iraq Finance minister" says privatisation plan ready in 2 Years:

Kamel al-Keylani, appointed last week by the U.S.-backed Governing Council, said the idea of selling off Iraq's state industries, particularly its prized oil sector, would first have to be sold to the Iraqi people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4685.htm

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France, Germany, Russia Offer US Trade-Off on Iraq:

France, Germany and Russia have offered the United States a deal on Iraq: approving US military leadership but downgrading US civilian control in favour of Iraqis and the United Nations.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/12/1063268526782.html

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"Disappearing" Iraqis:

Why Are So Many Citizens Arrested and Detained by the American Occupying Force?

http://www.rcreader.com/display_article.php3?index=1&artid=1498

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Iran's nuke potential bedevils Israel:

Iran's recent moves toward developing peaceful nuclear energy, which could be a guise for future development of nuclear arms, is troubling Israel, which has relied on its nuclear superiority in the Middle East for leverage. Israel's options, however, are limited.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/%20/atimes/Middle_East/EI12Ak02.html

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King: Jordan not ready to send peacekeepers to Iraq:

Jordan's King Abdullah II faces stiff opposition from his people on supporting the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-09-11-jordan-iraq_x.htm

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Jerusalem Post Says: "Kill Arafat":

"We must kill Yasser Arafat, because the world leaves us no alternative."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=49615

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Israel Wants to Expel President Arafat:

Israel's security cabinet agreed in principle on Thursday to exile Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3429125

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Arafat legitimate authority: Chirac:

"I think, and I believe the European Union also considers that it would be a serious mistake to try to eliminate him from the political arena," said Chirac.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7242313%255E1702,00.html

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Expelling Arafat would be a huge mistake: Mubarak:

http://www.eubusiness.com/afp/030911160938.m3zpvwy0

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Major Shootout in Fallujah, US Casualties Reported:

A big firefight broke out Thursday about 60 miles west of Baghdad, and witnesses said there were U.S. casualties.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-09-11-iraq_x.htm

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Israelis back Sharon as Arafat appeals for international help

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4698.htm

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'They have decided upon cold-blooded murder"

The government of Israel has resolved to commit a cold- blooded murder. Let there be no mistake about it. Let no one be fooled by the talk of 'deportation'.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4697.htm

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Robert Fisk: A trail of dead, and a mystery the US is in no hurry to resolve:

Unfortunately, the Americans are not telling the truth.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4693.htm

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US Troops Ignored Pleas as They Cut Down Iraqi Police: Anguished pleas failed to prevent American troops firing for more than an hour on a convoy of Iraqi police yesterday, according to survivors of the worst "friendly fire" incident since the end of the war.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=
/news/2003/09/13/wirq113.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/09/13/ixnewstop.html

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The long road to remembering:

On the anniversary of the day the war reached America‚s shores, did the jingoist US media bring up the memory of the days when the US government boogied with the butchers it is hunting down today? Will America be made to reflect on the 10,000 Iraqi civilian casualties of the US invasion of their country? Are you kidding?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4699.htm

 

A new world war? Some say it's already here.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=
/news/archive/2003/09/13/international1348EDT0527.DTL

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Wolfowitz, backtracks from claim linking al-Qaeda to Hussein

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4694.htm

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Neocons Have Hijacked US Foreign Policy:

The must-read piece is "Stumbling into War" by former Assistant Secretary of State James P. Rubin. It documents that Bush's feint to the United Nations was a charade; that even as the administration was going through the motions of diplomacy, war had been already decided upon.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4696.htm

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The Israelisation of America:

The US's unqualified backing of Israel goes back a long way, but, 9/11 was the neo-cons' chance to take it one step further: full identification.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/655/op41.htm

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Saddam didn't lie; there are no WMDs, UN inspectors say:

The UN's senior weapons inspectors now say they believe Saddam Hussein was telling the truth when he claimed he had no weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.nationalpost.com/world/story.html?id=
9A041FEC-0ED6-4863-931C-AD88EE5FC1AC

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Iraq WMD Search: Coming Up Short:

Despite the failed search, at Fort Stewart, Ga., on Friday, President Bush again raised the specter of Saddam‚s weapons: „Because of our military, catastrophic weapons will no longer be in the hands of a reckless dictator.‰

http://www.msnbc.com/news/965905.asp?vts=091320030820

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

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Newsweek International, Fareed Zakaria: The U.S. Administration Is Exaggerating The Involvement Of Al-Qaeda In Iraq Video

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4695.htm

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Are There Any "Wahhabis" Presently Fighting in Iraq?

It is an unfounded claim that is based upon the media's misunderstanding that Usama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and all Jihadi revivalists are adherents of "Wahhabism.

http://www.thewahhabimyth.com/wahhabis-fighting-in-iraq.htm

 

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Soldier served in Iraq but may be deported:

Dog-tagged and shorn-haired, the 19-year-old is like many other soldiers, sailors and airmen settling into civilian life, except for one key fact: Escalante is an illegal immigrant.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001725975_soldier12m.html

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Troops Dig Into Own Pockets to Pay for Gear:

According to the Pentagon's "Operation Iraqi Freedom Lessons Learned" draft report, soldiers spent their own money to get better field radios, extra ammunition carriers to help them fight better and commercial backpacks because their own rucksacks were too small.

http://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=
TROOPS-GEAR-09-11-03&cat=AN

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Sharon: PA State Not In This Generation:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has changed his mind about the establishment of a Palestinian state.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=49582

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Israel Firm on Arafat Exile:

Israel rebuffed Saturday a U.N. Security Council warning not to go through with its threat to exile Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3437820

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How Rich Are You?

Every year we gaze enviously at the lists of the richest people in world. Wondering what it would be like to have that sort of cash. But where would you sit on one of those lists? Here‚s your chance to find out.

http://www.globalrichlist.com/

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Dems Scrap Plans To Look Into Claims White House Manipulated Intel On Iraqi Threat:

David Helfert, a spokesman for Congressman David Obey, D-Wisconsin, said Friday that Congressional Democrats would no longer pursue hearings on the intelligence matter.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4691.htm

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Australian Was Told Iraq War Would Fuel Terror:

Intelligence given to Australia before the Iraq War warned that the terrorist threat would increase if military action was launched against Saddam Hussein, contradicting repeated assertions by the Prime Minister.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/12/1063341770496.html

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Bush says ' no free nation can be neutral' over Iraq:

Speaking in his favourite setting of a military base, before a cheering audience of soldiers, Mr Bush said "The defeat of the terrorists in Iraq "must be the cause of the civilised world".

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=442887

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Iraqi Town Seethes as US Withholds Bodies, Information in Deadly Shootings:

A spate of three attacks in barely five hours hit US troops around Fallujah later Friday in what police and relatives warned was an omen of worse to come if the US military failed to trust its Iraqi allies.

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/aq/Qiraq-fallujah-scene.RjfX_DSC.html

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Wolfowitz Shifts Rationale On Iraq War:

Since the fall of Baghdad five months ago, senior administration officials from President Bush downward have been reinventing the rationale for war.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62681-2003Sep11.html

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US warns Israel on Arafat expulsion

http://sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13250089

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UN Warns Israel Not to Expel Arafat:

The Council statement was approved in emergency session behind closed doors late Friday after Israel was subjected to a barrage of criticism.

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=
16FB508D-CA94-4D42-A96A99844F9E51A9

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer: U.S. Should follow Israeli example in dealing with terror.

http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20030912/D7TH25E80.html

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Scorecard for challenges to new homeland security powers:

And the winner is?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4692.htm

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Government Uses Antiterror Laws For Drug Cases:

District Attorney Jerry Wilson last week charged a man accused of running a methamphetamine lab with violating state laws involving the manufacture of nuclear or chemical weapons.

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/6348541.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Secret Government: From The Archives: Bill Moyers, documents U.S. support of terrorist regimes and the brutality of Americas foreign policy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm

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In case you missed it:

Americas Third World War:

From The Archives: How 6 million People Were killed in CIA secret wars against third world countries.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm

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In case you missed it:

Friendly Dictators: Many of the world's most repressive dictators have been friends of America.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2844.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video Clip: "Shaking Hands with the enemy,"

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20, 1983.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2038.htm

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In case you missed it:

Constant Conflict:

From The Archives:The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing. U.S. War College Report

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3011.htm

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Robert Fisk: Powell's Baghdad Briefing Ignores High Price Of Failure

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4711.htm

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Iraq police chief & US soldier killed:

Earlier on Monday, one US soldier was killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack while on patrol in central Baghdad.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s946470.htm

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Israel: Killing Arafat is one of our options:

ISRAEL is considering killing Yasser Arafat to fulfil a pledge to "remove" the Palestinian president from the West Bank, Israel‚s vice premier said yesterday.

http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=1018882003

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U.S. expected to abstain from UN vote on deportation of Arafat

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/340017.html

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America, not Israel, is behind the plan to expel Arafat:

„When Israel calls for evicting Arafat and when the US regards the Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation as terrorism, the US and Israel are working to undermine regional peace and returning the Arab-Israeli conflict to square one: 1948.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/opinion/15_09_03_i.asp

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The PATRIOT Act's Assault on the Bill of Rights:

Somewhere between the elimination of privacy rights and abolition of checks and balances, it becomes startlingly apparent that over the furor of „preventive justice,‰ the White House has silently squandered our constitutional protections of due process and civil liberties.

http://www.independent.org/tii/news/030915ONeil.html

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The Brainteaser of Deficit Math:

By the time you‚re finished adjusting for reality, the projected budget deficit is about $7.4 trillion, not the advertised $1.4 trillion

http://www.msnbc.com/news/959467.asp

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Police station in Afghanistan destroyed by suspected Taliban rebels

http://www.morningjournal.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=
1699&dept_id=46376&newsid=10165580&PAG=461&rfi=9

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Report on Iraq WMD shelved as no evidence found by US-UK team :

British defence intelligence sources have confirmed that the final report, which is to be submitted by David Kay, the survey group's leader, to George Tenet, head of the CIA, had been delayed and may not necessarily even be published.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4708.htm

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The Terrible Truth:

When will America face up to the terrible truth about the invasion and occupation of Iraq?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4712.htm

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The crusade against ' terrorism':

Bush and his handlers are not protecting Americans by pursuing the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, they are protecting their own political skins.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4709.htm

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Answering Bush's Big Myths About Iraq

http://www.internationalanswer.org/pdf/iraqfactsheet.pdf

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Cheney Hints U.S. May Seek More Iraq Aid:

Vice President Dick Cheney hinted Sunday that the Bush administration would seek more money than the $87 billion already requested to pay mainly for postwar costs in Iraq.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-09-14-cheney-iraq-cost_x.htm

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Media Must Explain Lack of 9/11-Saddam Link :

More than two-thirds of all Americans, two years after 9/11, continue to think that Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the attack, despite the fact that no credible evidence has surfaced which links him to the crime.

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/
headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1977364

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Amanpour: CNN practiced self-censorship:

CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/aricle4713.htm

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Hasta la vista, CNN:

Okay. I give up. I can no longer defend CNN as a credible "news" organization.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4710.htm

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

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World Trade Talks Collapse in Rich-Poor Rift:

Poor states, which already felt existing trade laws were rigged against them, had served notice that they could not contemplate new ones aimed at cutting red tape.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=
story&cid=574&ncid=721&e=4&u=/nm/20030

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Can Cancun?

We have reached a point whereby once more – as with the invasion of Iraq – the populations of Europe have parted ways with their rulers, only this time it's over the rich ripping off the poor.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-095.html

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Uri Avnery: A Disaster Foretold:

Sharon wants to conclude the historic clash between Zionism and the Palestinian people with a clear-cut decision: solid Israeli control over the entire country and a situation that will compel the Palestinians to get out.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4707.htm

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Journal axes gene research on Jews and Palestinians:

Academics who have already received copies of Human Immunology have been urged to rip out the offending pages and throw them away.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4706.htm

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Robert Fisk: Secret slaughter by night, lies and blind eyes by day:

In the suburbs of Baghdad and the Sunni cities to the north the American military policy of 'recon-by-fire' and the breakdown of law and order is exacting a heavy toll on a war-torn people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4704.htm

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Bomb Kills U.S. Soldier in Iraq:

A U.S. soldier was killed and three more were wounded Sunday when their convoy ran over a bomb. 09/14

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3439661

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"Militarily Insignificant"

I have news for you, Mr. President. It is not you and your staff, or their families for that matter that are doing the dying in this "war" in Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4705.htm

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Rocket Blunder: Victims Fury:

AN Iraqi father who lost 10 of his family in a bungled British Army attack last night demanded an apology from Tony Blair.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4703.htm

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John Pilger: Iraq's Epic Suffering Is Made Invisible

The resistance to the illegal Anglo-American occupation of Iraq is now propagated as part of Bush's "war on terror". The deaths of Americans, Britons and UN people are news; Iraqis flit across the screen: otherwise, they do not exist.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4702.htm

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger, documentary "The New Rulers of the World"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3586.htm

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In case you missed it: U.S. Charged With War Crimes

The Evidence File: WARNING: The video and pictures in this report contain images and descriptions, depicting the reality and horror of the U.S. - UK invasion of Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3450.htm

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Six US Soldiers Wounded in Two Iraq Attacks

http://www.ptd.net/webnews/wed/de/Qiraq-us-unrest.Rbhx_DSD.html

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America's Hidden Battlefield Toll:

The figures will shock many Americans, who believe that casualties in the war in Iraq have been relatively light.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1041722,00.html

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Resentment Over Iraq Rises As Reservist Families Feel Pinch:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=
/news/2003/09/14/wirq114.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/09/14/ixnewstop.html

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Pakistan helped al-Qaeda in Afghanistan:

Intelligence papers US intelligence documents, which have just been made public, claim that Pakistan helped members of the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda launch their operations in Afghanistan in the 1990s.

http://www.goasiapacific.com/news/GoAsiaPacificBNA_945537.htm

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Al-Qaeda's origins and links:

Some analysts believe Bin Laden himself had security training from the CIA.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1670089.stm

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Straw 'Begged Blair' Not to Join Iraq War:

The hugely damaging allegations emerged last night just hours after hundreds of Iraqis fired shots in the air and chanted "America is the enemy of God"

http://www.news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1017992003

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Ashcroft, Pushes For Looser Subpoena Rules:

The Bush administration wants to bring to the war on terror a subpoena power that does not require federal investigators to seek approval from a judge or grand jury.

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/politics/ap20030913_325.html

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Ashcroft's Assault:

The worst fears of constitutional and civil rights advocates raised after John Ashcroft was named as attorney general in December 2000 have come true.

http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/8864

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Lebanese forces put on high alert to prevent Arafat's expulsion

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=97504

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US and Britain isolated as Iraq angrily buries its dead: Tensions rise in Iraq over massacre of policemen.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4700.htm

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The Genetically Modified Bomb:

Imagine a bomb that only kills Caucasians with red hair. Or short people. Or Arabs. Or Chinese. Who would imagine such a thing? Paul Wolfowitz, for one. William Kristol for another.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4701.htm

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