Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of September 2003 – Part 3
Iraq: U.S. forces are holding six people who claim to be Americans for alleged attacks against coalition troops in Iraq

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2003/09/16/194372-ap.html

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The spies who pushed for war:

Report on the shadow rightwing intelligence network set up in Washington to second-guess the CIA and deliver a justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,999737,00.html

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Lying his way to war:

The Prime Minister, John Howard, was accused yesterday of sending Australia to war on a lie as the Government admitted receiving intelligence warnings that the country would face a heightened terrorist risk because of its role in Iraq.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/15/1063624980806.html

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In case you missed it:

In search of a new enemy:

From the archives.

July 27th, 2001. "There are bureaucracies in the military and in intelligence agencies that are desperate to find an enemy to justify budget growth."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4727.htm

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Bush's Big Blunder:

We had not been attacked by North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Colombian guerrillas, Philippine guerrillas, the Taliban, Indonesian guerrillas, Muslims in general or anybody else. Just that one organization, al-Qaida, hit us.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4726.htm

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What Bush Learned From Enron:

How to hide an $87 billion debt by pretending it's off the books

http://slate.msn.com/id/2088318/

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Standing Together:

"It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government." ~~ Thomas Paine

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4725.htm

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Baghdad's Packed Morgue Marks a City's Descent Into Lawlessness:

U.S.-led coalition forces insist that stability is returning to Iraq. The ledger in the Baghdad morgue tells a different tale.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4723.htm

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Liberia: Annan Asks for 15,000 UN Peacekeepers for Liberia

http://allafrica.com/stories/200309160593.html

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US to veto UN resolution demanding that Israel not harm or deport Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

http://www.itv.com/news/1931590.html

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30 Years Of U.S. UN Vetoes:

How the U.S. has Voted // Vetoed- See any bias - See any pattern ?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2000.htm

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Israeli occupation troops murders Palestinian, destroy homes

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4724.htm

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Israel's Policy of Extrajudicial Killings:

Israel's policy of assassinating Palestinian activists is illegal according to both Israeli law and international law. Article 3(d) of the Geneva Convention prohibits at any time and in any place "the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court.

http://www.jppi.org/assassinations.html

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The Future of America under the American-led Empire:

Americans will see no benefits and neither share in its triumphs nor its vision, its wealth nor its prosperity. You will share, many of you worse than others, minorities, the poor, the weak, only in this regime's cruelty and wrath.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4719.htm

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In case you missed it.

Exposed: The Carlyle Group:

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy. I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government and the first family. A Must See

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

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Cheney Denies Helping Old Firm to Iraq Contracts: US Vice-President Dick Cheney has denied helping his former oil services company get multibillion-dollar US Government contracts in Iraq.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/09/15/1063478122421.html

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6 Commandos Feared Dead in Afghanistan:

At least six US commandos were thought dead and scores of Afghan troops injured when unidentified attackers ambushed a US convey at Sorkamar in Afghanistan's Paktika province.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_15-9-2003_pg7_5

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Iraqi police ready to turn guns on US troops

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4722.htm

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The end of Zionism:

Israel must shed its illusions and choose between racist oppression and democracy.

By Avraham Burg, who was speaker of Israel's Knesset in 1999-2003 and is a former chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. 09/16 A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4718.htm

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Israel Must Be Declared A Terrorist State

The United Nations General Assembly must pass resolutions declaring Israel to be in violation of the UN Charter of Member States and suspend Israel from the United Nations effective immediately.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4721.htm

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Folke Bernadotte and the First Middle East Roadmap:

Based upon events in Israel following Bernadotte's assassination it is apparent that being a member of the Stern Gang was not a blight on one's good name but a career-enhancing credential.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4720.htm

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Carter Urges U.S. on Mideast Peace Push:

He suggested the Bush administration was tilted toward Israel.

http://tinyurl.com/nhxn

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Blair on Iraq Rack as Spy Chief Breaks Cover:

Britain's secretive intelligence chief conceded Monday that criticism of a dossier setting out Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for war with Iraq was valid because its most sensational warning was "misinterpreted."

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
PZP4AXZSJTAXGCRBAELCFFA?type=worldNews&storyID=3447918

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The hawks fall out:

Washington's difficulties in stabilizing Iraq have forced into the open a division between Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld and neo-conservatives over US commitment to "nation-building" in Iraq.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/%20/atimes/Middle_East/EI16Ak03.html

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US Nowhere Near Capturing bin Laden:

"From the beginning we f...ed up," says one Fifth Group officer who fought in Afghanistan.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/15/1063478121886.html

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Iraqi Leader Says US Troops Mistreat Civilians:

A member of Iraq's Governing Council Monday accused U.S. troops of regularly mistreating Iraqi civilians so that the population had come to regard American forces as an army of occupation.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3444948

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Two Dead As Blast Wrecks Russian Security Building:

A powerful explosion has severely damaged the headquarters of the Russian security service in a republic neighbouring Chechnya.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3109176.stm

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What Happened To Tibet?:

Not long ago, Tibet was the Left's most popular and fashionable cause, today Tibet is all but forgotten.

http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=
modload&name=News&file=article&sid=491

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Senior US Official to Level Weapons Charges Against Syria

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/16/international/middleeast/
16SYRI.html?ex=1064678968&ei=1&en=d6cc38eac2bf5943

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Iraqi fighters reject label of terrorist:

The interviews, were the most extensive to date granted by the fighters who are killing Americans, and the visit to the camp was the first by journalists covering the war here.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4716.htm

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On Tactics and Strategy: It is clear that war should never be thought of as something autonomous but always as an instrument of policy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4717.htm

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Dialectics of Terror: „If you kill one person, it is murder. If you kill a hundred thousand, it is foreign policy.‰

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4714.htm

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Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Shame: Does George Bush Cry?

Has he learned about other infamous acts of terrorism that did not occur on 11 September 2001, and does he lament losses suffered by people who do not carry a United States passport?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4715.htm

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Embracing democracy, Arab style:

Although Arab perspectives of democracy differ from Western, particularly American notions of unfettered liberty, they are no less "democratic".

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article47156.htm

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Iraq: Senior police chief killed west of Fallujah; US forces kill civilian in Baquba

http://www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=258631&lang=e&dir=news

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U.S. accuses Syria of permitting militants to infiltrate Iraq

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-09-16-us-syria_x.htm

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Robert Fisk: Death is better than shame:

Crisis-tourism is a pastime in New Iraq but yesterday's little trip around Abu Ghraib was, well, odd

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4738.htm

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This is a must listen interview

„The Crazies Are Back‰:

Former CIA analysts Ray McGovern and David MacMichael call on CIA analysts and agents to come forward with information that will reveal the lies of the Bush administration. This is a must listen interview

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4736.htm

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Saddam' tells US, Leave or be forced out

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4737.htm

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U.S. cuts its hopes for help in Iraq:

The Pentagon has sharply sliced the number of foreign troops it hopes will help stabilize Iraq, but even the 10,000 to 15,000 it is now seeking may be unattainable.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-09-15-iraq-help_x.htm

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Reserves chief tells troops to enter full war mode:

The chief of the U.S. Army Reserve warning all 205,000 soldiers under his command that the Army Reserve is "on a war footing" and will need to take tough measures to meet commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-09-15-reserves-chief_x.htm

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Commander: GIs in Iraq Face Revenge Raids:

The commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq said that U.S. forces, already under pressure from a guerrilla-style resistance, now face revenge attacks from ordinary Iraqis angered by the occupation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3158122,00.html

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Administration Creates Center for Master Terror 'Watch List':

Civil rights advocates said they worried that the new process would give the government greater power to track and compile information on Americans and others who may have no clear links to terrorism.

http://tinyurl.com/noh8

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The perils of fighting ' terror':

Pursuing Bush's indiscriminate war on terrorism, U.S. military and intelligence personnel are currently on the ground, cooperating with the corrupt and repressive regimes of, among others, Islam Karimov in Uzbekistan and Maaouyah Ould Sid Ahmed Taya of Mauritania.

http://www.iht.com/articles/109733.html

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Oil services firm paid Cheney as VP

Vice President Dick Cheney, a former CEO of Halliburton Co., has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company since taking office while asserting he has no financial interest in the company.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4735.htm

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The Ideology of American Empire: PDF document

http://fpri.org/pubs/orbis.4703.ryn.ideologyamericanempire.pdf

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U.S. Troops Mystery Pneumonia Toll May Be Much Higher:

Mysterious pneumonia-like illnesses and breathing problems appear to be striking U.S. troops in greater numbers than the military has identified in an investigation -- including more deaths, according to soldiers and their families.

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20030915-014545-8114r

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Robert Fisk: Remembering Sabra and Shatila:

Robert Fisk was one of the first journalists to be present at the scene of the horrific murders in Lebanon, September 17th, 1982. The following is extracted from his book, "Pity the Nation."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4733.htm

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A Chilling Message to Muslims:

Some might ask: What's the big deal? The U.S. has suffered terrorist attacks. So what if a couple of Muslims spend the night in the slammer. They didn't die. Where's the harm?

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=
thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1063663808240&call
_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

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Troop Movements Baffle South Korea, US:

"This could be an attempt to show that China won't be intimidated," Mr. Lampton said.

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20030915-091824-5937r.htm

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US economic folly should worry us all:

Think before gloating over Bush's spectacular fiscal incompetence.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1043573,00.html

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Members set to raise own pay:

House and Senate members, acting in defiance of President Bush, are on the verge of boosting the pay of federal civilian employees, as well as their own salaries and those of their staffs.

http://www.thehill.com/news/091703/pay.aspx

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Arafat condemns US veto on Israeli resolution:

Palestinian cabinet minister Yasser Abed Rabbo said US policy had become a "hostage" to Israeli hardliners.

http://www.ptinews.com/nextstory.asp?main=International&ID=7988&rec=none

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UN Draft 'Arafat' resolution in full:

Full text of Sudan and Syrian Arab Republic's draft resolution demanding that Israel does not harm or deport Yasser Arafat:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4734.htm

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US veto gives Israel ' licence to kill':

There are fears Israel will see America's veto at the United Nations as a "licence to kill" in the Jewish state's bid to get rid of Yasir Arafat.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4731.htm

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Israel: Licensed To Kill:

WARNING

This page contains raw video footage (BBC) of the murder of Mohammed Al-Dura, and his 12-year-old son

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4732.htm

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Bush Would Use Mini-nukes, Prof Warns :

Is George Bush the most dangerous president in U.S. history? If you ask Professor John Swomley, he is.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4730.htm

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U.S. Raiders losing the battle for hearts and minds of some Iraqis this week in aggressive pre-dawn house raids in the hometown of Saddam Hussein, blowing open gates, kicking down doors and shoving faces in the dirt.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/09/16/1063625031305.html

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New Doctrine: Admission by Stealth:

The Administration's goal "is not to admit mistakes".

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/16/1063625038558.html

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Wolfowitz Contradicts Cheney, Iraq Not Involved In 9/11 Attack

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4729.htm

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Exposing The Lies:

Debunking Cheney As He Justifies Invasion Of Iraq In First Televised Interview in Six Months.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4728.htm

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What A Big Difference 24 Hours Can Make in Cheney's Media Fantasy Parade!

http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/03/09/17_cheney.html

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US admits holding 10,000 Iraqi prisoners:

Asked if they had any rights or had access to their families or legal help while they were being "secured", she said: "It's not that they don't have rights ... they have fewer rights than enemy prisoners of war."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s947282.htm

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Robert Fisk: "What is Happening Is An Absolute Slaughter"

„If you count the Najaf dead as typical of just two or three other major cities, and if you add on the daily Baghdad death toll and multiply by seven, almost 1,000 Iraqi civilians are being killed every week - and that may well be a conservative figure.‰

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4750.htm

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The end of American economic supremacy?:

It is beginning to appear that the events of September 11, 2001 have had such an impact that it could end American economic supremacy in the world.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4748.htm

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Blix: Saddam destroyed his WMD a decade ago:

"I'm certainly more and more to the conclusion that Iraq has, as they maintained, destroyed all, almost, of what they had in the summer of 1991."

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=444483

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Explosion Reported at Iraq Oil Pipeline:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3161180,00.html

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Report: 8 U.S. soldiers killed in attack west of Baghdad

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/341881.html

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U.S. Troops Ambushed in Central Iraq Town

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
/ap/20030918/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_ambush

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Boy killed by U.S. forces after celebratory gunfire at wedding:

A 14-year-old boy was killed and six people were wounded after people at a wedding fired guns into the air to celebrate and a passing U.S. military patrol opened fire, believing it was under attack.

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/261/world/
Neighbors_say_boy_killed_by_U_:.shtml

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10 US Soldiers Wounded, 1 US Soldier Killed Each Day in Iraq:

The count of US soldiers killed in Iraq nears 300 this week, with more than 1,500 confirmed wounded by the military, and 6,000 wounded reported by the Washington Post

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/newsArticle.asp?id=1106

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Blast kills four in Afghanistan:

Aid agencies warned that a spate of armed attacks had made reconstruction work almost impossible, saying attacks had increased over the past year from one a month to an average of one every two days.

http://sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13255052

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Al-Qaeda turns on Pakistan, Saudi Arabia:

For some time, authorities turned a blind eye to the presence of al-Qaeda operatives in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. This has all changed now, forcing the network to devise plans to strike back at these two countries, at the very top if need be.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EI19Df04.html

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Saudis Consider Nuclear Bomb:

Saudi Arabia, in response to the current upheaval in the Middle East, has embarked on a strategic review that includes acquiring nuclear weapons.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/saudi/story/0,11599,1044402,00.html

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This Is A Must Read

Howard Zinn: An Occupied Country:

True, we liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein, but not from us. Just as in 1898 we liberated Cuba from Spain, but not from us. Spanish tyranny was overthrown, but the United States established a military base in Cuba, as we are doing in Iraq. U.S. corporations moved in to Cuba, just as Bechtel and Halliburton and the oil corporations are moving into Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4745.htm

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Bush Admits: No Saddam Links To 9/11

President Bush said Wednesday there was no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4742.htm

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This Is A Must Read

Making Terrorists:

That Bush subordinated the need to fight terrorism to his own Iraq obsession should appall American citizens across the spectrum. This Is A Must Read

http://www.progressive.org/oct03/comm1003.html

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Senator Robert C. Byrd :

Losing Dollars and Sense in Iraq: I rise today to voice my concern about the disastrous turn which the fortunes of this nation have taken. The Bush Administration, in a scant 2 1/2 years, has imperiled our country in the gravest of ways, and set us up for a possible crisis of mammoth proportions.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4746.htm

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Scott Ritter Charges Iraq War Is For Global Hegemony: Audio & Transcript

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4747.htm

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Lies Have Consequences:

Images Of War Americas Victory? Americas Shame!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2604.htm

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In case you missed it:

Why The Carlyle Group Wanted to Drop George Jr. From Its Board

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3994.htm

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Poll: Bush Iraq Rating At New Low:

President Bush's approval rating on handling Iraq has fallen to its lowest level ever, and his overall approval rating is the lowest it has been since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4743.htm

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Our role in the terror:

The west has cultivated its future enemies, by arming Bin Laden and other Arab mujahedin in Afghanistan during the cold war and by giving initial support to the Taliban.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4744.htm

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Ann Coulter: The Conservative's Muse:

She knows she can twist and maneuver facts to her will and the greater number of her readers or viewers will know not the difference. She counts on the fact that the individuals she wants to persuade are not students of history

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4749.htm

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Here we go again! Syria, Libya Listed as 'Rogue States':

The Bush administration named Syria and Libya as "rogue states" whose weapons of mass destruction must not just be controlled but must be eliminated by whatever means necessary.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4741.htm

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If Israel can ignore the IAEA, why should anyone else listen?

http://dailystar.com.lb/opinion/16_09_03_a.asp

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Thais get $US10 million for arrest of terror suspect

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/09/17/1063625092570.html

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Aljazeera TV journalist charged with involvement in the 9/11 attacks:

Aljazeera has accused the United States and Israel of inciting Spain to incriminate him.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4740.htm

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Why it's your duty to help Taysir:

No convincing evidence has been produced against Taysir by the Spanish authorities other than wild accusations just because he is one of the few journalists to have interviewed Usama bin Ladin.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Special+Reports/Why+its+your+duty+to+help+Taysir.htm

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George Monbiot: The Philosophy of Cant:

At Cancun the weak nations stood up to the most powerful negotiators on earth and were not broken. The lesson they will bring home is that if this is possible, almost anything is.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4739.htm

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GIs in Iraq Kill Aide to Italian Envoy:

American soldiers in northern Iraq fired on a car carrying the Italian official heading up U.S. efforts to recover Iraq's looted antiquities.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3166718,00.html

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Arafat Has an Offer and a Warning for the Israelis

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31911-2003Sep18.html

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End of the Road Map: Preparting for the Struggle Against Apartheid

http://www.counterpunch.com/halper09192003.html

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IMF warns trade gap could bring down dollar:

Emphasising that the once mighty dollar could collapse at any moment.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4780.htm

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Three U.S. Soldiers Killed as Bush Seeks UN Backing:

The deaths brought to 76 the number of U.S. soldiers killed in action in Iraq -- seven in the past week.

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3471040

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Bring The Home Now! is a campaign of military families, veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and others opposed to the ongoing war in Iraq and galvanized to action by George W. Bush's inane and reckless challenge to armed Iraqis resisting occupation to "Bring 'em on."

http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/

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Local Iraqis take joy in attack on US convoy :

Cries of triumph and allegiance to Saddam Hussein here Thursday as locals celebrated the ambush of a US convoy on the "highway of death.

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/ao/Qiraq-us-demo.Rkf7_DSI.html

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We are facing death in Iraq for no reason:

A serving US soldier calls for the end of an occupation based on lies.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4759.htm

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Kennedy Calls Case For War A "Fraud":

Senator also accuses Bush of bribing foreign leaders.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4753.htm

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The brainwashing of Americans:

Utter Lies First, Correct Later: Diplomacy, Neocon-Style

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4754.htm

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The Villain Is Ignorance:

No one with even the most basic understanding of the Middle East believed that Saddam was in any way linked with the attack on 9/11 . Yet a poll in the US indicates that 70 percent of Americans believe it

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4751.htm

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Saddam and 9/11: On The Record:

Critics say administration has allowed misconception to persist. Here are some of those statements:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4752.htm

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AP: No Evidence Iraq Stockpiled Smallpox:

Top American scientists assigned to the weapons hunt in Iraq found no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime was making or stockpiling smallpox, The Associated Press has learned from senior military officers involved in the search.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4757.htm

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U.S. May Study Israel Occupation Tactics:

Israeli troops have frequently faced criticism from Palestinian and human rights groups. Two weeks ago, Amnesty International said in a report that Israeli military checkpoints and curfews violate Palestinians' human rights.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4756.htm

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Looks like US troops have been learning from Israel:

US Troops Fire On Journalists: "The Americans opened fire when I took out my camera to film" a military vehicle on fire, said one of the AP journalists, Karim al-Ubeidi.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4758.htm

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In case you missed it:

What Israel told marines about urban battles: Close to 1,000 American soldiers were sent to Israel for joint manoeuvres at the beginning of the year. Some were sent to a mock Arab town in the Negev desert to draw on Israeli experience.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2541.htm

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Iran's Former President warns Israel against attacking Nuclear sites:

Israel will be given a Œslap it will never forget‚ if it dares attack Iran‚s nuclear facilities, the Islamic republic‚s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said in an interview broadcast here on Thursday.

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2003-daily/19-09-2003/world/w3.htm

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Afghan elite seizes land for mansions as poor lose homes:

It has come to the boil just after President George Bush requested $800m (£500m) from Congress for the reconstruction of Afghanistan and as Afghan officials prepare to press the argument for more rebuilding funds to the US Treasury Secretary, John Snow, who arrived in Kabul yesterday.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=444797

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US Sees $2 Billion Extra Aid for Afghanistan:

Karzai's government has complained bitterly that $4.5 billion in promised international aid is not only woefully inadequate but has mostly failed to materialize.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=3467868

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Factional Clashes in Afghanistan Kill 13-Residents:

The men, who both owe allegiance to President Hamid Karzai's government, have resumed an old vendetta, the residents said.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3472788

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21 killed in Kashmir:

Violence continued in held Kashmir on Thursday with the fatal shootings of 14 militants by Indian soldiers and the death of seven more people in separate incidents

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2003-daily/19-09-2003/main/main18.htm

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Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality

A culture of secrecy has descended upon the Anglo-American occupation authorities in Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4786.htm

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Eight Civilians Killed in U.S. Strike:

At least eight Afghan nomads, including women and children, were killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4784.htm

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Taliban recaptured town in August, says Afghan official:

The Taliban have been in control of a Southeast Afghan town near the Pakistan border since hundreds of them attacked government offices a month ago and sent officials fleeing

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_383721,00050004.htm

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John Pilger: What good friends left behind:

"The oppressed people of Afghanistan will know the generosity of America and its allies. As we strike military targets, we will also drop food, medicine and supplies to the starving and suffering men and women and children of Afghanistan. The US is a friend of the Afghan people." Almost every word they spoke was false.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4785.htm

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Iraqi Councilor Member Shot, Critically Wounded:

Al-Hashimi is one of three women on the 25-member council. She was preparing to leave for New York as part of an Iraqi delegation that will attempt to assume Iraq's seat at the U.N. General Assembly.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3169887,00.html

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The Lebanon Scenario:

Iraq under occupation is starting to look uncomfortably similar to Lebanon during its long civil war. The central government exists only in name, and neither police nor occupying troops are able to keep the peace.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/966400.asp?0dm=s13Ak

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Robert Fisk: Another Day, Another Death-Trap For The US:

As usual, the American military spokesmen had "no information" on this extraordinary ambush. But Iraqis at the scene gave a chilling account of the attack.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4783.htm

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White House Is 'Ambushed' By Criticism From America's Military Community:

One big rallying point for the critics is the Pentagon's budget plan, which proposes cutting $1.8 billion (£1.1bn) from veterans' health benefits.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=445128

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Americans Know They Have Gone Well Past The Point Of No Return:

The American public is waking up to the fact that the country has got itself into a very deep hole in Iraq, from which it sees no obvious exit.

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/opinion.asp?ArticleID=97923

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From the archives:

The Great Unraveling Of US Global Power

Re-posted at a readers request.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3118.htm

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Election Season Brings New Questions for Bush on Iraq:

Corrective statements on Iraq and 9/11 signal coming clashes over the administration's case for war.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,488254,00.html

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Pride and Prejudices:

How Americans have fooled themselves about the war in Iraq, and why they‚ve had to.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/969219.asp?0dm=N21KN

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Republicans Want Iraq to Share Costs of Rebuilding:

With hopes of help from allies dwindling, some say U.S. should be repaid with oil revenue.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/
la-fg-iraqmoney19sep19,1,7434642.story

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Wesley Clark for President?

Another Con Job From the Neo-Cons: The latest trick of the neo-cons is running retired General Wesley Clark for President as a Democrat.

http://www.counterpunch.org/madsen09182003.html

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Tragedy in New York: French Fried Friedman:

If the US invaded Iraq to bring democracy, then why not allow Iraqis to vote? Vote! Can you imagine!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4781.htm

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Bill Moyers: France and America, A Shared History :

The French aren't alone in thinking America has become the lone ranger of the world.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4782.htm

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Helen Thomas: Bush wants more anti-terror laws:

"Ordinary Americans should not have to worry that the FBI is rifling through their medical records, seizing their personal papers, or forcing charities and advocacy groups to divulge membership lists."

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/140279_thomas19.html

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Liberia to get 15,000 UN troops

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3123966.stm

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UN tells Israel to drop Arafat threats:

The 191-nation assembly, where Washington has no veto, voted 133-4 to adopt a resolution demanding the Jewish state not carry out a policy to "remove" the Palestinian president.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/GlobalNews/
UN+tells+Israel+to+drop+Arafat+threats.htm

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Examining Bias in the U.S. Media

If we truly had an unbiased media, they would treat Israeli terrorists the same as Palestinian terrorists.

http://www.independent-media.tv/item.cfm?fmedia_id=
2607&fcategory_desc=Under%20Reported

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Christians Hail Rightist's Call To Oust Arabs:

Thousands of Evangelical Christians waving Israeli flags cheered last week as Knesset member Benny Elon called for the "relocation" of Palestinians from the West Bank into Jordan.

http://www.forward.com/issues/2002/02.10.18/news3.html

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See Also:

The Myth of a Judeo-Christian Tradition:

"For scholars of American religion," Newsweek states, "the idea of a single Judeo-Christian tradition is a made-in-America myth that many of them no longer regard as valid."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4803.htm

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See Also:

Christian Zionism: Dispensationalism And The Roots Of Sectarian Theology:

Whether intentionally or otherwise, dispensationalism is being used today to give theological justification to what the United Nations regards as racism and the denial of basic human rights; supporting the ethnic-cleansing of Palestinians from their historic lands.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4531.htm

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France Lifts Veto Threat on Iraq:

France will not veto a US-backed Security Council resolution on the future of Iraq, President Jacques Chirac has said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3127798.stm

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Iran Shows Its Military Muscle in Parade:

The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said heightened regional tensions and increased international pressure on Tehran to allow unfettered inspections of its nuclear facilities compelled Iran's military to display its strengths.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46924-2003Sep22.html

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"Support for War in Iraq Based on False Reasoning

" While there is clearly no serious evidence linking Saddam Hussein to the September 11 hijackings, members of the Bush administration consistently justified their invasion of Iraq over the past two years by implying a connection between the two.

http://pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=94

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Does It Matter:

Does It Matter that the Bush Administration Lied About the Reasons for Going to War in Iraq?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4802.htm

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18 Dead In Held Kashmir Violence:

Eighteen people died on Sunday in violence across held Kashmir, including four civilians killed by a bomb outside a liquor shop, police said.

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2003-daily/22-09-2003/main/main20.htm

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Two dead in Baghdad suicide attack:

Suicide car bomber kills Iraqi policeman and himself at checkpoint behind the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1047233,00.html

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The mean streets of Baghdad:

Amnesty International has already denounced cases of "torture", and an unknown number of Iraqi civilians have been gunned down by US search patrols.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4800.htm

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Chirac lays out plan for Iraqi sovereignty:

President Jacques Chirac of France on Sunday called for the immediate transfer of sovereignty in Iraq to the Iraqi people and indicated that France would only approve a new United Nations resolution that recognized this need.

http://www.iht.com/articles/110692.html

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Iraqis plan U.S. visit to press for self-rule:

Iraq's Governing Council leaders will tell Congress that U.S. taxpayers could save billions of dollars by granting sovereignty more rapidly to the 25-member interim government.

http://www.iht.com/articles/110733.html

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Vanishing Act:

The American vote-count is controlled by three major corporate players. These glitch-riddled systems -- many using "touch-screen" technology that leaves no paper trail at all -- are almost laughably open to manipulation, according to corporate whistleblowers and computer scientists at Stanford, Johns Hopkins and other universities.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4801.htm

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The never ending war in Chechnya:

It is one thing to proclaim that a war is being won, it is another to translate such confidence into reality on the ground, as Russia is fast finding out in Chechnya.

http://www.atimes.com/%20/atimes/Central_Asia/EI23Ag01.html

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Robert Fisk: A poignant Iraqi tragedy:

"The American soldier fired one shot from his machine-gun. That shot came through the car and hit Saad in the heart and came out of the back of the poor guy and scratched my arm and exited through the roof of the car." Then the Americans drove on. They didn't stop," Mr Cardone says.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4792.htm

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The Rape Of Iraq: America puts Iraq up for sale:

The initiative bore all the hallmarks of Washington's ascendant neoconservative lobby, complete with tax cuts and trade tariff rollbacks. It will apply to everything from industry to health and water, although not oil.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4794.htm

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The Rape Of Iraq: 'Surprise' revamp for Iraq's economy:

A senior US official working with the CPA denied the new rules had been imposed from Washington or that they would likely to be reversed by a future democratically elected government, saying the Governing Council had been fully consulted.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4796.htm

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Iraq For Sale: A Readers Commentary:

Should an authority without legitimacy from the Iraqi masses be making such crucial decisions, or is this what the Bush and his cohorts (Neo-Cons) meant by establishing „Democracy‰ and „return Iraq to the Iraqis‰?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4795.htm

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Distillation of the book " Globalization and its discontents"

Global trading system are also to be blamed, for the hypocrisy of pretending to help developing countries by forcing them to open up their markets to goods of the advanced industrial countries while keeping their own market protected (eg. agriculture products, textile ).

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4799.htm

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In case you missed it: Global Dominance:

Vice President Cheney's Vision Of A New World Order "The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4797.htm

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Bush to Tell UN He Made the 'Right Decision' on Iraq:

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
1JKHCMQL44I5ICRBAELCFFA?type=topNews&storyID=3481583

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Dying To Kill Us:

Suicide terrorism has been on the rise around the world for two decades, but there is great confusion as to why. The presumed connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism is wrongheaded, and it may be encouraging domestic and foreign policies that are likely to worsen America's situation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4798.htm

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Robert Fisk: Another Day In The Bloody Death Of Iraq:

"You know that the Americans made many promises before they came here. They promised freedom and security and democracy. We were dreaming of these promises. Now we are just dreaming of blowing ourselves up among the Americans."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4793.htm

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Patriotism And War:

When not grounded on America's democratic ideals, patriotism becomes a mask for militarism and a tool for oppression. A veterans' wife looks at the Iraq War and freedom in America.

http://www.vaiw.org/vet/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=161

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Chalabi Seeks to Take Seat at UN:

Aides said Mr Chalabi would not wait for formal recognition, instead attempting a fait accompli at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;$sessionid$RKE
4E4LX3GRDJQFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2003/09/22/
wirq222.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/09/22/ixnewstop.html

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New Aussie nuke claim:

AUSTRALIAN scientists are researching cheaper ways of enriching uranium - possibly a significant step on the road to making nuclear weapons.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_
page/0,5478,7325027%255E662,00.html

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US Dollar Could Plumb New Lows Say Traders:

The dollar's weakness also helped the euro reach six-week highs of $1.1377 and sterling touch a two-month peak of $1.6363.

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=
FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1059479998726&p=1012571727162

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3 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attacks:

Attackers killed two American soldiers in a mortar attack and a third died from a roadside bomb blast.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A42344-2003Sep21.html

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Bremer's Tug of War:

Bremer will personally decide how to spend sums so huge that they are difficult for most humans to comprehend.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37560-2003Sep19.html

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The war game:

To where this Israeli-American, neo-conservative blueprint for the Middle East will lead is impossible to forecast. What can be said for sure is that it could easily turn out to be as calamitous in its consequences, for the region, America and Israel.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4789.htm

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Nine Israelis face deportation:

An Ottawa police source said police were told members of the group were possible agents from Mossad.

http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news1/ottawa-sun1.html

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Examining Bias in the U.S. Media:

If we truly had an unbiased media, they would treat Israeli terrorists the same as Palestinian terrorists.

http://www.independent-media.tv/item.cfm?fmedia_id=
2607&fcategory_desc=Under%20Reported

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Bush steps up fight against European safety testing:

President George Bush is mounting an intensive campaign to force European countries to drop safety tests expected to save thousands of lives each year.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=445464

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Bush covers up climate research:

White House officials play down its own scientists' evidence of global warming.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1046363,00.html

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Bush's tame U.S. media may yet have teeth:

Right on cue, faithful to Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering's advice to attack all dissenting views as treason, Fox accused Amanpour of being a "spokeswoman for al-Qaida."

http://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/margolis_sep21.html

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Islamic chaplain is charged as spy:

An Army Islamic chaplain, who counseled al Qaeda prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base, has been charged with espionage, aiding the enemy and spying.

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030919-105619-9614r.htm

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Blair Gets The Cold Shoulder At Berlin Summit On Iraq:

Tony Blair's efforts to seek agreement with France and Germany over Iraq suffered an embarrassing setback yesterday when French President Jacques Chirac bluntly insisted that power should be handed back to Iraqis in a 'few months'.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1046628,00.html

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They are called 'The Searchers'. But what are they looking for?

Some 1,400 British and American experts are supposedly scouring Iraq to prove what Tony Blair and George Bush claimed before the war. But most of the Iraq Survey Group, the body created by the victorious coalition to replace the UN weapons inspectors, is not even in Iraq at the moment.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=445444

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Bush Accused by Lords of the Bar:

Ignored by most media, an array of prominent federal judges, government officials, and other members of the legal establishment has joined in a historic rebellion against George W. Bush's unprecedented and unconstitutional arrogance of power that threatens the fundamental right of American citizens.

http://www.villagevoice.com/print/issues/0339/hentoff.php

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Poll: Most Americans Disapprove of Bush's Iraq Policy:

A new poll indicates, for the first time, that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Bush's handling of the situation in Iraq.

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm%3Fobject
ID%3D7780912C-67EA-4954-A00FE2860D218B06

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An administration in disarray:

Several neo-cons, including Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy, assailed Bush‚s top political adviser, Karl Rove, for allegedly warning Republicans that there must be „no more wars‰ for the remainder of Bush's first term.

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2003/sept/21/opinion/20030921opi4.html

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Venezuelan Military Intelligence says overwhelming evidence the CIA planned to bring down Chavez Frias' airplane en route to United Nations in New York

http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=11121

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Bush Lies: Saddam & 9/11: A Smoking Gun And A Warm Body

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4788.htm

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Army Admits Using JetBlue Data

Millions of JetBlue passenger records were used in a military effort whose methods closely resemble those employed in the notorious Terrorism Information Awareness überdatabase program, the Army confirmed Monday.

http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,60540,00.html

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Air Force Airman Charged With Espionage:

An Air Force airman who worked as a translator at the U.S. prison camp for suspected terrorists has been charged with espionage and aiding the enemy, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20030923_1348.html

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CIA created fake mullahs:

The CIA also paid for mullahs to issue fatwas, or religious edicts, urging Iraqis not to resist American forces. He did not specify the countries this took place in.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/
ArabWorld/CIA+created+fake+mullahs.htm

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Belgian Court Throws Out War Crimes Case Against US General Franks:

Faced with pressure, namely from Washington, the Belgian government agreed this year to scrap the law and in August parliament approved a new, watered-down version.

http://tinyurl.com/oek5

See also. US Charged With War Crimes: The evidence file.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,6119,2-10-1462_1419875,00.html

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Taliban takes control:

The Taliban are in control of four districts in southeast Afghanistan and have formed four committees to organise "resistance" to US-led forces, a spokesperson for the resurgent militia was quoted saying here on Monday.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,6119,2-10-1462_1419875,00.html

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Moment slipping away in forgotten Afghanistan:

While the United States spends more than $1 billion a week to support its troops in Iraq, less than $2 billion has been spent in Afghanistan in the nearly two years since the Taliban fell.

http://www.sunspot.net/news/nationworld/bal-te.afghan
23sep23,0,2824018.story?coll=bal-news-nation

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3 reported killed in U.S. air and ground attack:

The family members were killed when U.S. helicopter gunships fired six missiles into a farmhouse and its courtyard. Two children were also reported wounded.

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/09/23/iraqb030923

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US wipes out family in missile attack:

Villagers believe the US had meant to target an entirely different house.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/
US+destroys+family+in+missile+attack.htm

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Venezuela may apply " diplomatic restrictions" on oil to us:

"The United States of America talks so much about that Venezuela should give every assistance to Washington in its anti-terrorist efforts ... but when it comes to dealing with an ex-President who is clearly involved in terrorism against Venezuela, they are sadly lacking!"

http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=11131

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Sharp Increase in U.S. Military Aid to Latin America:

"Despite pervasive problems of poverty in Latin America, the United States' focus on military rather than economic aid to the region is increasing,"

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0923-02.htm

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Jewish extremists planned to attack Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/
archive/2003/09/23/international1050EDT0532.DTL

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Israel using Chechnya snipers to crush Palestinians:

Russian immigrants fill the ranks of a specialist sniper unit known as the Aliya (Immigration) brigade, the army confirmed yesterday following a report in the newspaper Ha'aretz.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/
2003/09/23/wmid23.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/09/23/ixworld.html

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Arafat Wants Total Truce, Israel Rejects Move

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
GADRUIYSSBOSACRBAEZSFFA?type=worldNews&storyID=3488545

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US-backed council bars Arab media:

Freedom of speech campaigners have condemned US-appointed authorities in Iraq for banning television stations Aljazeera and al- Arabiya.

http://english.aljazeera.net/Articles/News/ArabWorld/
US-backed+council+bans+Arab+TV+stations.htm

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Sgt. Leanne Duffy: We are slowly becoming frantic.

I hear people saying they are going to begin hurting themselves or others if they can't go home.

http://www.madison.com/captimes/opinion/column/guest/57361.php

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