Information Clearing House  Digest September 1-6 2004
Date: 6 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 150 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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When The Fiends Cry, “Kill!”:

As I write this, seven Marines were blown to bits in Iraq, many more wounded. The fiends responsible for this barbarity are not worthy of a single American vote.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6867.htm

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10 Killed In Fallujah Blast:

Iraq Retracts Ibrahim Arrest Claim : Seven US marines and three Iraqi national guards were killed Monday
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=26354

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Two killed in attack on US base:

A MORTAR attack killed two US soldiers and left 16 wounded – one critically – at a base west of the Iraqi capital.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10682559^1702,00.html

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Bomb kills Iraqi, al-Sadr office surrounded:

Najaf – One Iraqi is killed and several others injured in the latest attack in Baghdad while in Najaf, Iraqi forces are surrounding an office of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr.
www.brudirect.com/DailyInfo/News/Archive/Sept04/070904/wn01.htm

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More dead in Iraq clashes:

At least four Iraqis were killed and 19 wounded as US forces renewed their attacks on the northern town of Tal Afar.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0FC0394E-E608-49C7-8A82-5ED251118D46.htm

snipurl.com/8w7r

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Graham Claims Iraq Plan Preceded Terror War:

A former Senate Intelligence Committee chairman asserted Sunday that the general who ran the war in Afghanistan said more than a year before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq that his resources were being shifted in preparation for taking on Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6864.htm

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Extending The Axis Of Evil?:

Administration hawk warns of further “preemption”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6865.htm

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A must read

The Pentagon's New Map:

It Explains Why We're Going To War And Why We Will Keep Going To War.

A must read
www.nwc.navy.mil/newrulesets/ThePentagonsNewMap.htm

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C-Spans Brian Lamb, Interviews Thomas Barnett, Author of The Pentagon‚s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century

Transcript and Video
www.booknotes.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1782

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Russian town mourns as Putin vows fight:

Wails of mourning echoed through the streets of this southern Russian town on Sunday, and the region's top police officer offered his resignation in the wake of the school hostage-taking that left at least 350 people dead.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-09/05/content_371782.htm

snipurl.com/8w7t

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Russia Admits It Lied On Crisis:

The Russian government admitted Sunday that it lied to its people about the scale of the hostage crisis that ended with more than 300 children, parents and teachers dead in southern Russia
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1802&ncid=
1802&e=2&u=/washpost/20040906/ts_washpost/a64187_2004sep5

snipurl.com/8w7u

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Putin slammed in Russian media:

President Vladimir Putin and his government were accused by the country's media today of failing to acknowledge their own responsibility in the deaths of hundreds of children and adults in the Beslan school siege.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10686904%255E1702,00.html

snipurl.com/8w7v

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Deciphering Terrorism:

If the lives of 500,000 Iraqi children were worth sacrificing to fulfil American interests according to the former US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, the same argument can also be applied to the recent incident in Russia from the Chechens point of view, Either both cases are wrong or both are right. If human life has the same value, both cases should generate similar reaction.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6861.htm

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Nothing New In The World:

“There is nothing new in the world,” said Harry Truman, “except the history you do not know.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6862.htm

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9/11 three years on:

'War on terror' has not stopped terrorism: We should make no mistake: the terror inflicted by the Beslan crisis did not come from nowhere. At least 80,000 Chechens have been killed since then-President Boris Yeltsin launched a war on their country in 1994.
www.greenleft.org.au/back/2004/597/597p12.htm

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Ashcroft's sleeper cell search lacks results:

The Justice Department's admission Wednesday of potentially criminal prosecutorial misconduct in a prominent Detroit terrorism case does good for the cause of trampled civil liberties but doesn't inspire much confidence about efforts to find real terrorists who may be lurking in the United States.
www.harktheherald.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=
News&file=article&sid=33582&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

snipurl.com/8w7x

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Israeli military attache met with alleged Pentagon mole: report:

The unidentified colonel, who has responsibility for intelligence matters, had several meetings with Larry Franklin who is alleged to have passed on confidential information on Iran and Iraq to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
www.spacewar.com/2004/040906093726.5jl0pnfa.html

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A Web Of Intrigue: Inside the Israel espionage investigation:

The two investigations are among the most politically charged espionage cases in years. Israel and the I.N.C. are longtime allies of the U.S., though the CIA has for years warned that Chalabi was not to be trusted.
www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,1101040913-692835-1,00.html

snipurl.com/8w7z

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FBI probes Jewish sway on Bush government :

The FBI investigation into the Pentagon mole affair has expanded beyond data analyst Larry Franklin's immediate circle to encompass the entire issue of Jewish influence on the neoconservative part of the administration.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/473428.html

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Dual Loyalties:

The Bush Neocons and Israel
www.counterpunch.com/christison09062004.html

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Iraq extends al-Jazeera ban and raids offices
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1298039,00.html

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Pakistan: US Optimism on Capture of Bin Laden is 'Political':

Pakistani officials Monday rejected optimistic statements by a top U.S. counter-terrorism official that progress is being made in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
tinyurl.com/5393g

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Australia accused over 'fair trial' call:

Canberra has been accused of playing politics after it called on Washington to ensure the military trials of two Australians are conducted fairly.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D64D6E9A-6E0B-44D2-AB69-1D70F8C251CC.htm

tinyurl.com/43esj

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Pentagon investigates Kerry's war medals:

In a fresh blow to John Kerry's flagging presidential campaign, the Pentagon has ordered an official investigation into the awarding of the Democratic senator's five Vietnam War decorations.
smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/05/1094322645201.html?oneclick=true

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Bush's National Guard File Missing Records :

Documents that should have been written to explain gaps in President Bush's Texas Air National Guard service are missing from the military records released about his service in 1972 and 1973, according to regulations and outside experts.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040906/
ap_on_el_pr/bush_national_guard&cid=694&ncid=716

tinyurl.com/4p8gf

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Kerry and the Mideast: The Lesser of Two Evils?:

The irony of a Kerry victory would be that while the failed war in Iraq would have helped him into power, once there he would continue to carry on Bush‚s war policies.
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=51054&d=6&m=9&y=2004

tinyurl.com/4uqzm

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Kerry: Pull troops from Iraq within four years:

Democrat John Kerry, on a Labor Day tour of Midwestern states where polls show the presidential race virtually tied, told voters he would “TRY” to pull out troops in Iraq within four years.
www.adn.com/24hour/politics/story/1625487p-9326242c.html

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Try Bush As A Global Pirate:

The Bush men have the Madness Touch. Their very presence warps conventional notions of reality.
www.blackcommentator.com/81/81_cover_haiti.html

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In case you missed it?:

Video: The Bush Family Fortunes: :

The BBC and Greg Palast, Investigate the Bush family scandals
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4115.htm

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What if the whole world could vote in this election? :

Please choose a candidate and select your country, then click the VOTE button.
www.betavote.com/

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The GOP doesn't own Jesus:

We have been abandoning the field for too long to the so-called religious right, which arrogantly claims that no one can oppose its partisan agendas and be faithful to God.
www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/9581909.htm?1c

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Nader to appeal Pa. ballot ruling:

His lawyer said it violates free-speech rights and cited a 1974 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6866.htm

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Perle Asserts Hollinger's Conrad Black Misled Him:

In the face of federal investigations and a scathing internal report for Hollinger by Richard C. Breeden, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Perle has broken ranks and turned on Lord Black.
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/06/business/media/06perle.html?ex=
1252123200&en=5bb2e60f28eab009&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

tinyurl.com/4r56q

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Burned Dad Lays Marine Son To Rest :

The mourners cried quietly as the soldier's casket was carried in front of his stretcher-bound father – a man too wounded to walk, but too proud of his hero son to be kept away from the young man's funeral.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_marine_090604,00.html

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R.I.P.Carlos Arredondo
www.alexandercarlos.com/

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Boots of Death and Words of Outrage:

While George Bush and the Republican Party ignore our war dead, a group of antiwar veterans and grieving parents remember and wonder: why are Americans not speaking out?
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=869

tinyurl.com/4fay6

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Greg Palast: The Grinch That Stole Labor Day From Veterans:

Thousands of veterans will now lose overtime pay. I just can't understand why Bush didn't announce that one when he landed on the aircraft carrier.
www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=267&row=0

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US recovery 'not helping workers':

While business is improving, average wages have fallen, job satisfaction has declined and the rich-poor gap widened, says a report by the US think tank.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3629828.stm

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U.S. workers take a hit as pay stalls, costs rise :

Numerous studies by the government and business bear out that sinking feeling: Wages have indeed been falling or stagnating across America during the last three years.
www.freep.com/money/business/econ6e_20040906.htm

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Working Your Way Down:

The reality is that unless President Bush pulls nearly one million jobs out of a hat in the next four months, he will indeed become the first president since Herbert Hoover to preside over a decline in employment in a single term in the White House.
tinyurl.com/48xae

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Date: 5 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 149 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Suicide bomber in Iraq kills 20:

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Saturday outside an Iraqi police academy as hundreds of trainees and civilians were leaving for the day, killing 20 people and wounding 36 others
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0905iraq05.html

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Iraqi Nuclear Scientist Assassinated South Of Baghdad :

Another man was killed in the town on Sunday during clashes between insurgents and Iraqi forces
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=26316

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1100 US soldiers injured in August:

About 1100 US soldiers were wounded in Iraq in August, by far the highest combat injury toll for any month since the war began and an indication of the intensity of battles flaring in urban areas.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/05/1094322642138.html

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Kidnappers killed guard: Chalabi :

In a video shown by the Al Jazeera network, the Islamic Army said the hostage died of his wounds, but his boss, Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi accused the extremists of assassinating him.
www.dawn.com/2004/09/05/int2.htm

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U.S. helicopter shot down in north Iraq :

Iraqi gunmen shot at a U.S. military helicopter in northern Iraq Saturday forcing it to make an emergency landing in which two of the crew were injured
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=42bca730c3779a4c

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U.S. Navy Charges Sailors in Iraq Prisoner Abuse:

The U.S. military has charged four members of an elite Navy SEAL unit with abusing prisoners in Iraq, including a man who died last year after being beaten
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6149845

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House Ad Hoc Hearing for Vietnam Veterans Against the War: (April 23 1971):

They are carrying a suspect. The suspect has a sandbag tied over his head, like a hood. His feet are bound and then his legs are bound to his thighs so you can‚t straighten out your legs. And his hands are tied behind him.

[Sounds Familiar?]
homepage.ntlworld.com/jksonc/docs/vietnam-hadhoc-19710423.html

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Think tank paints bleak picture of Iraq's future:

Iraq will be lucky if it manages to avoid a breakup and civil war, and the country can become the spark for a vortex of regional upheaval, a report released yesterday by Britain's highly regarded Royal Institute of International Affairs has concluded.
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04246/372093.stm

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One by One, Iraqi Cities Become No-Go Zones:

That certain Iraqis believe their cities and neighborhoods would be better off without American soldiers is neither new nor surprising; that is what the guerrillas' insurgency, now in its 17th month, is all about.
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/05/weekinreview/05filk.html?ex=12521
23200&en=4c620883be6334dc&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

tinyurl.com/594ku

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Pat Buchanan: The Retreat of Empire:

Whatever the motive of the generals in ceding Fallujah, it was a retreat. The Islamic world saw it as such. Since then, fighting in the Sunni Triangle, Sadr City, Najaf, and the Shia cities of the south has escalated.
amconmag.com/2004_09_13/buchanan.html

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The Holy Empire:

In the final analysis, the architects and the propagandists of the Holy Empire are doing precisely what has been done for 2500 years by all empires: calling the victims of their aggression “barbarians,” “savages,” “uncivilized,” “undemocratic,” etc. to make conquering them easier.
www.counterpunch.org/sasan09042004.html

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Mole Hunt:

An expert on U.S.ˆIsraeli relations reveals details from his recent visit with the FBI.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6859.htm

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Juan Cole: AIPAC Spy Case Update
www.juancole.com/2004_09_01_juancole_archive.html#109432849566104364

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Eric Margolis : FBI painting ugly picture: The dots in Washington are connecting.

It's not a pretty sight. : In my view, what the neocon ideologues and their media allies have done is to inflame anti-Semitism, encourage anti-U.S. terrorism, and destabilize the entire Mideast.
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2004/09/05/616439.html

tinyurl.com/54j62

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Leaks derail FBI's Israeli spy probe:

“Investigators were watching the activities of a few people and now they know they're being watched. It has become a nightmare.”
www.washtimes.com/national/20040903-112459-9892r.htm

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In case you missed it:

President Speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee : (May 18, 2004)

Our nation is stronger and safer because we have a true and dependable ally in Israel. (Applause.)

Audio and Text.
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040518-1.html#

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Israel's role in China's new warplane :

“Israel ranks second only to Russia as a weapons-system provider to China and as a conduit for sophisticated military technology
atimes.com/atimes/China/DL04Ad01.html

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Israeli press expose Jewish 'terrorists'

Israeli media have exposed a para-military Jewish group that has been terrorising Palestinian civilians in the West Bank with full knowledge and tacit approval of the Israeli army.
tinyurl.com/3waqt

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Charles Glass: Four more years – how many more wars?:

Watch out. If he (Bush) wins legitimately in November, rather than by virtue of dubious Florida ballots and Supreme Court fiat, he and his entourage of businessmen-warrior-politicians will claim public endorsement for invading countries that have not attacked the United State
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6858.htm

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Their dog-eat-dog world:

The cabal that four years ago took over the White House brought with them a philosophy of power which ought to be consigned to the dustbin of history
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/706/op60.htm

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Reality on the Ballot:

This election has become a test of whether reality still means anything to the American people, whether this country has moved to essentially a new form of government in which one side is free to lie about everything while a paid “amen corner‰ of ideological media drowns out any serious public debate.
www.consortiumnews.com/2004/090404.html

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Republican propaganda machine rolls on:

Be afraid, very afraid. But keep shopping.
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar%
2FLayout%2FArticle_Type1&c=Article&cid=1094335810003

tinyurl.com/4w3l8

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Bush Mimics Herman Goering's Prescription For Leadership
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6857.htm

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Chechen Separatists Say “Third Force‰ Behind Terrorist Attacks:

Akhmed Zakayev, a special envoy to Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov has said that “a third force that brought Russian President Vladimir Putin to power‰ is behind all the terrorist attacks committed in Russia over the past two weeks.
www.mosnews.com/news/2004/09/02/zakayev.shtml

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Inside School Number One: the full horror of Russia's 9/11:

Toll more than 330 and still rising. Putin admits: 'We made mistakes'
news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=558377

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Moscow furious as EU asks for answers:

Russia reacted furiously to an EU demand for an explanation of why the hostage crisis ended in such bloodshed.
news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=558372

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It's too easy to blame bin Laden :

Heads of security services and governments around the world have something in common with Osama bin Laden. They all stand to benefit from exaggerating the capabilities of al-Qaeda.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6860.htm

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Iran threatens missile crisis in Middle East :

As a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran is entitled build a nuclear facility, including one for uranium enrichment, so long as it is intended for peaceful purposes – which is what Tehran has stated.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1045432004

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'We don't want our loved ones who died in 9/11 used as an excuse to start war‚
www.sundayherald.com/44531

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Date: 4 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 148 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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At Least 322 Killed in Russian Hostage Drama:

At least 322 people, including 155 children, died during the bloody end to a hostage-taking at a school in southern Russia, a senior prosecutor said on Saturday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6150734

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There will be another Beslan :

Beslan is an extreme example of what is rightly seen as a depraved military tactic. But the equally unpalatable truth is that hostage taking is also a rational tactic in the desperate context of asymmetrical warfare.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1296959,00.html

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Chechnyan Resistance:

The Bush administration will want the U.S. masses to believe that the Russian school massacre occurred in a vacuum. As inhumane and barbaric as this atrocity was, the number of kids killed is only a fraction of those slaughtered by Russians and lost by Chechnyan families.
bigeye.com/FCArchive.htm

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Suicide bombing at Iraqi police station kills 20, injures 36:

Separately, U.S and Iraqi forces clashed with insurgents in another part of northern Iraq after launching an operation to destroy an alleged militant cell in the town of Tal Afar, the U.S. military said. At least nine people were killed and 50 injured, hospital officials said.
www.boston.com/dailynews/248/world/Suicide_bombing_at_Iraqi_polic:.shtml

tinyurl.com/3vdg5

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US shelling kills 4 Iraqis in Fallujah:

The shelling killed two Iraqi soldiers and two civilians, and wounded six civilians, four of them seriously, said Doctor Nabil Nuri of Fallujah General Hospital.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-9-2004_pg7_7

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Fallujans slam US raids :

Residents of Falluja have taken to the streets after Friday prayers to denounce the continuous bombing of their homes and to support their city's security forces.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8556A0A5-8CC1-49D4-9277-8DCFBCA0A915.htm

tinyurl.com/7yhzp

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Tension mounts as Iraq police seal off Najaf, Kufa :

Iraqi police sealed off Najaf and Kufa on Friday, a week after Moqtada al-Sadr ended his bloody revolt against US troops, as growing friction threatened to unravel the fledgling truce.
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en71372&F_catID=&f_type=source

tinyurl.com/3z663

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Democracy Gets Fired Upon in Najaf:

U.S.-trained operatives did their best to destroy one of the great non-violent democratic expressions of the wills of thousands of people
news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=93d7b9c04d61d19c0df0eb315e970f3e

tinyurl.com/5ahv5

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US troops death toll mounts as Iraq danger persists
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=19768

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Rockets hit US base, one dead:

FOUR rockets landed near a US base in an eastern Afghan city, killing one civilian and wounding three others.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10670286^1702,00.html

tinyurl.com/5hrlu

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Prison abuses 'had precedents':

AT LEAST five US officials given the job of organising Iraq's prison system following the war have been linked to abuses of inmates at jails in the US
news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10656375^401,00.html

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Guantanamo Farce:

The U.S. criminal justice system, including its military stepchild, is supposed to stand for due process, impartiality and openness. These are the same principles, after all, that U.S. troops are fighting – and dying – to seed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/090304E.shtml

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Iraqi government decides to extend closure of Al-Jazeera's office in Baghdad
www.tucsoncitizen.com/breaking/090404al_jazeera.html

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Vice President Cheney's Office Included In Israeli Spy Case Probe:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6848.htm

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Questions Raised Over Aipac's Tactics :

Critics noted that Aipac officials have left the organization to serve in the Israeli and American governments.
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=nir20040901935

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The Latest Spy Scandal in US:

Will It Be Bryen Case All Over?
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=50964&d=4&m=9&y=2004

tinyurl.com/4zxex

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In case you missed it:

The ADL Spying Case Is Over, But The Struggle Continues:

What would have happened had an Arab-American or Muslim organization been caught spying with the names of 10,000 people and 600 organizations in their files.
www.counterpunch.org/adlspying2.html

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In case you missed it:

U.S. Aid To Israel:

Israel is receiving more than $3 billion this year in foreign aid alone,‰ “And there are additional hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars going to Israel from other parts of the federal budget.‰ .

pdf Format
www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/USAidtoIsrael.pdf

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In case you missed it:

Edward Said: American Zionism — the real problem:

There is a healthy fear and respect for AIPAC all over the country, but especially in Washington, where in a matter of hours almost the entire Senate can be marshalled into signing a letter to the president on Israel's behalf.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6852.htm

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In case you missed it:

Tariq Ali: To be Intimidated is to be an Accomplice:

Notes on Anti-Semitism, Zionism and Palestine
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6853.htm

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Fifth Gaza teenager dies:

Abu Zarka was fatally wounded when Israeli soldiers opened fire on a group of stone-throwing youths and died soon afterwards.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/49DFB82E-9DBC-45E9-BF1E-84BE31AD2E45.htm

tinyurl.com/56tj9

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Perverted messages from preachers of hate :

The Republican Party was at pains to keep the pentecostalism quiet at this week's convention but the President cannot help himself. He is a true believer in this perverted strain of Christianity that lacks the essential love, and consequently the human insights, of the real thing.
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3589061&thesection=news&thesubsection=dialogue

tinyurl.com/4g682

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It Isn't God Who Is Crazy:

“I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn‚t do my job.” — George W. Bush
www.dissidentvoice.org/Sept04/Williamson0904.htm

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Not anti-American, but anti-Bush :

The hundreds of thousands of Americans who marched on the eve of the Republican National Convention gathered to express in their own way what most Europeans have been saying since the invasion of Iraq:
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/473163.html

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Political fluff masks serious issues:

The press is getting spun like yarn by the conservative spin machine. And the real news is pretty scary. Here are some of the issues playing out beneath the spin-meister's banner headlines.
www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/sunnews/news/opinion/9580058.htm

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Video: Bush's Words… The Daily Show with Jon Stewart :

A Must Watch. Real Video.
nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/113414/index.php

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George Jr sent out of Texas by father as a 'drunken liability' :

The US president, George Bush, was transferred to the Alabama National Guard during the Vietnam war because his drunken behaviour was a political liability to his father in Texas, the wife of one of his father's former confidants revealed yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6854.htm

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In case you missed it:

“Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself‰:

FDR‚s First Inaugural Address: In the field of world policy I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the good neighbor˜the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others
historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5057.html

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Noam Chomsky : Democracy must begin at home:

The people around Bush are likely to cause very serious, perhaps irreparable, harm if given another term in office. The prospect of a government that serves popular interests is being dismantled here.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6850.htm

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Corporals Don't Order Nuclear Radiation Weapons, Presidents Do:

The far superior American weapons guaranteed killing, maiming, cooking, and dismembering Iraqi soldiers and civilians; that much was child's play. The really good part, as far as a beaming President Bush and his Neo-Cons were concerned, was the unseen slaughter of the Iraqi soldiers' and civilian's children and grand children into eternity with great birth defects and fearsome cancers!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6855.htm

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Ninety-three Years of Bombing the Arabs:

Before you scoff, try this general knowledge test on a few well-read, politically literate friends: Ask them to name the first town in the world where civilians were indiscriminately bombed from the air.
english.daralhayat.com/opinion/09-2004/Article-20040901-b9af6e63-c0a8-01ed-0022-da1762c93d93/story.html

tinyurl.com/3j392

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The Book of Slaughter and Forgetting:

In G. W. Bush's administration, new Neocon is but old Reaganite writ large, and they fear the same enemy: the American public. When the US populace comes to understand what is being done in their name, they are appalled, so they must be distracted, somehow.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6849.htm

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Cantor Fitzgerald Sues Saudis for Losses:

Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, a bond trading firm that lost two-thirds of its workers in the World Trade Center attack, has sued Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting al-Qaida prior to the Sept. 11 attack through financing, safe houses, weapons and money laundering.
biz.yahoo.com/ap/040903/cantor_fitzgerald_1.html

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Al-Qaeda 'poised for attack on US' :

The leader of Germany's foreign intelligence agency warned yesterday of the increased likelihood of a major attack by Al-Qaeda
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,270628,00.html

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Video: 9/11 In Plane Sight :

“Shocking – Thought provoking – Raises serious questions about the government's honesty in conducting the 9-11 investigation” – “Absolutely awesome.

This is the one September 11 video that everyone should see.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6847.htm

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9/11 Pentagon Strike:

Flash Presentation
pages.infinit.net/noc/pentagon.swf

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MICHAEL C. RUPPERT: THIS IS NO TIME TO BE SHY.:

THE 9/11 ATTACKS WERE THE RESULT OF DELIBERATE PLANNING AND ORCHESTRATED EFFORTS BY IDENTIFIABLE LEADERS WITHIN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

.pdf Format
www.fromthewilderness.com/PDF/Commonwealth.pdf

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In case you missed it:

Operation Northwoods:

In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6851.htm

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Ohio Muslims, Arabs growing anxious in post-9/11 U.S.:

“We hear of mosques being spied on, being watched, quite frequently,” said Jad Humeidan, director of CAIR Ohio.
www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=17968

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Gordon Prather: Neocons Preparing the Sequel to Plan of Attack
www.antiwar.com/prather/?articleid=3506

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Chris Floyd: Stealing Home :

There is no longer any question that the Bush Regime is going to cheat the living daylights out of the presidential election this November.
context.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/09/03/120.html

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Medicare Payments for Elderly to Rise 17 Percent:

Older Americans will have to pay about 17 percent more next year — the largest increase in Medicare's history — for their government-run health insurance, U.S. officials announced on Friday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6149869

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Media Miss Story of Biggest Pay Cut in U.S. History:

On August 23, the Bush Administration's Department of Labor eliminated the right to time-and-a-half pay for overtime work for millions of Americans in what amounted to the biggest pay cut in American history.
www.ilcaonline.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=434&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

tinyurl.com/6skex

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Censored 2004:

The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2002-2003
www.projectcensored.org/publications/2004/index.html

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About those Nepalese workers killed in Iraq…:

Were these guys cooks, construction workers, or mercenaries?
simplyappalling.blogspot.com/2004/09/about-those-nepalese-workers-killed-in.html

tinyurl.com/7x5ea

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Arnie's history is scorned in Austria:

Austrian historians are ridiculing Arnold Schwarzenegger for telling the Republican convention in New York that he saw Soviet tanks in his homeland as a child and left a “socialist” country when he moved away in 1968.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5008262-103478,00.html

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1 YEAR & 147 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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100 Bodies Found in Russian Gymnasium :

The correspondent for Russia's Interfax news agency reported that there were dozens of bodies in the school, including about 100 in the gym, and that some were killed when the building's roof collapsed from an explosion.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=736&e=1&u=/ap/20040903/ap_on_re_mi_ea/russia_school_seizure

tinyurl.com/49a94

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A terrible lesson from a classroom in Beslan :

The west can no longer ignore the violence and killings in Chechnya
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1296220,00.html

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Seven gunmen killed in clashes with the Iraqi national guards:

The fighting escalated in al-Ramadi city between Iraqi gunmen and members of the American forces that resulted in killing two Iraqi civilians and wounding other 11.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040903/2004090313.html

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Two Iraqis killed, six wounded by US shelling in Fallujah :

Two Iraqi civilians were killed and six others wounded when US forces pounded the flashpoint city ofFallujah Friday, medical sources and witnesses said.
news3.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/04/content_1943334.htm

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At least two killed in blast in south Afghan city
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP16870.htm

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Iraq North Oil Pipeline Blazes:

Fire was still raging on the northern pipeline after it was attacked on Thursday in the Riad area, around 45 miles southwest of the oil center of Kirkuk.
news.moneycentral.msn.com/breaking/breakingnewsarticle.asp?feed=OBR&Date=20040903&ID=3951700

tinyurl.com/4rz2h

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Wider FBI Probe Of Pentagon Leaks Includes Chalabi:

FBI counterintelligence agents are investigating whether several Pentagon officials leaked classified information to Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6843.htm

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White House Aware of Probe When Bush, Rice Praised AIPAC
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6139249

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Serving Two Flags

The Bush Neo-Cons and Israel
www.counterpunch.org/green09032004.html

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Friends in High Places :

Israeli spy nest in the U.S. ˆ Ashcroft says: 'Don't arrest them!'
antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=3497

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U.S. officials escalate claims about alleged Israeli espionage :

“Anybody who worked in counterintelligence in a professional capacity will tell you the Israelis are among the most aggressive and active countries targeting the United States.”
web.israelinsider.com/bin/en.jsp?enPage=ArticlePage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat
=object&enDispWho=Article%5El4074&enZone=Diplomacy&enVersion=0

tinyurl.com/6ml3g

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Israel has long spied on U.S., officials say :

The officials said Israel has long attempted to recruit U.S. officials as spies and to procure classified documents
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/473264.html

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Analyst's colleagues proposed hawkish policy for Iran:

Policy-makers in the office of Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith argued that the United States should explore ways to overthrow the Iranian regime and should contemplate military strikes on Tehran's nuclear program
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9571460.htm?1c

tinyurl.com/3n5cp

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US seeks UN action against Iran:

The US wants the UN to impose sanctions on Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons programme, says Secretary of State Colin Powell.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3620222.stm

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Iraqi official: Strong lobby in Baghdad promotes idea of relations with Israel :

A strong lobby is emerging in Iraq to promote the idea of diplomatic relations with Israel, the new Iraqi ambassador to London told Tel Aviv-based Haaretz daily.
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=284229&lang=e&dir=news

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Congressman Tom Lantos: “Egypt‚s military buildup in preparation for a future war with Israel can and must be halted by cutting off US aid to Cairo”
www.raidersnewsupdate.com/lead-story9.htm

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Juan Cole : Chalabi's militia is still operating in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6844.htm

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Militia says Iraqi leader out to trick it :

Threat of new battle in Baghdad slum where rebels strong
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/09/03/MNGGU8J5QN1.DTL

tinyurl.com/4hh2s

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U.S. commander: Al-Sadr must be defeated now:

The fight with renegade Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is not over and the U.S. military must retake his stronghold in Baghdad‚s Sadr City slum, a top U.S. commander said Thursday.
www.thedesertsun.com/news/stories2004/national/20040903025529.shtml

tinyurl.com/5kwml

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Brent Scowcroft Calls Iraq War Œoverreaction‚:

Mr. Bush had squandered opportunities to avoid war in Iraq, said Mr. Scowcroft
www.observer.com/pages/frontpage1.asp

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German minister: Iraq war real crime :

She stressed once again Berlin's opposition to the US war in Iraq, saying it was correct “to reject the war in Iraq which violated international law.”
www.iribnews.ir/Full_en.asp?news_id=210066

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U.S. press puts Iraq dead on back pages:

U.S. newspapers are moving stories of American troops dying in Iraq to the back pages, the Washington Monthly has reported.
interestalert.com/brand/siteia.shtml?Story=st/sn/09020000aaa0498a.upi&Sys
=siteia&Fid=FRONTPAG&Type=News&Filter=Front%20Page

tinyurl.com/52ot8

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United States Military deaths:

These photographs are grouped in solemn rows without statistics to show the extent of our military losses in Iraq
www.duckdaotsu.org/valor.html

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In case you missed it:

Meet the Carlyle Group : The ex-presidents' club :

Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders Making Billions in the War on Terrorism
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2321.htm

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The Life and Crimes of George W. Bush

Jesus Told Him Where to Bomb
www.counterpunch.org/stclair09032004.html

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Bush's Iraq policies may end with draft :

As the corporate sponsored bicker-fest continues unabated, an infinitely more important issue is being all but ignored: the resumption of the military draft.
www.uh.edu/campus/cougar/Todays/Issue/opinion/oped1.html

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Bush by numbers: Four years of double standards :

Number of times Bush mentioned Saudi Arabia in his three State of the Union addresses. 0 . Number of times Bush mentioned Saddam, Iraq, or regime (as in change) in his three State of the Union addresses. 83
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6845.htm

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Back to the Future: What Bush would do if he were president:

He's trying to go back in time. He wants you to see in him the potential you saw four years ago. He can't show you the things he promised, so he asks you to envision them. He asks you to be “optimistic.” He asks you to have faith.
slate.msn.com/id/2106214/

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George W Bush's missing year :

'Who was this guy who came in late and left early?' After thirty years of silence, Mary Jacoby finds out what the future President really did in 1972
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/salon/0,14779,1295936,00.html

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A dog fight for the presidency :

Only in an election year ruled by fiction could a sissy who used Daddy's connections to escape Vietnam turn an actual war hero into a girlie-man.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=537190.html

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Greg Palast: President : Tells Convention He's Ordered Invasion of Social Security Trust Fund
www.gregpalast.com/printerfriendly.cfm?artid=367

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Probe Raises Questions About CIA :

The latest Army investigation into the Abu Ghraib scandal is raising new questions about whether the CIA, operating outside military rules, contributed to the breakdown of military discipline at the prison.
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_probe_090304,00.html?ESRC=eb.nl

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Charley Reese: The War:

An empty suit will do whatever his campaign manipulators tell him is best for the re-election campaign.
reese.king-online.com/Reese_20040903/index.php

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Hour of the Generals:

The “good soldiers‰ who lost Vietnam must tell the truth about Iraq.
amconmag.com/2004_08_30/print/articleprint1.html

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National Veterans Inquiry on U.S. War Crimes in Vietnam:

Mr. Speaker, the Defense Department blatantly ignores its responsibility to deal with war crimes. Instead, the Military Establishment attempts to pin the blame on lower echelon personnel
homepage.ntlworld.com/jksonc/docs/vietnam-nviuswcv-19701201.html#rbjjr

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Senate Ad Hoc Hearing for Vietnam Veterans Against the War:

These tragedies, these atrocities, these injustices have become so commonplace that we have become immune to them.
homepage.ntlworld.com/jksonc/docs/vietnam-sadhoc-19710423.html

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South Korea in 'secret' nuclear trial:

The South Korean Government has admitted its scientists experimented secretly with nuclear fuel enrichment.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3620566.stm

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Cleric Says It's Right to Fight U.S. Civilians in Iraq:

An Egyptian cleric based in Qatar and often described as a moderate has ruled that it is a religious duty for Muslims to fight Americans in Iraq
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=721&e=1&u=/nm/20040902/wl_nm/iraq_qaradawi_dc

tinyurl.com/5jrc5

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US standing with Arabs hits a low:

98 percent of Egyptians have unfavorable view of US.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0902/p06s02-wome.html

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Veterans of Iraq war join forces to protest US invasion:

“We have a currency no one else has,” said Mike Hoffman, 25, of Trenton, N.J., a Marine veteran who is the national coordinator of the group. “We've been there, we've seen stuff out there that no one else has, and nobody can argue with that.”
www.boston.com/news/politics/conventions/articles/2004/09/02/
veterans_of_iraq_war_join_forces_to_protest_us_invasion?mode=PF

tinyurl.com/7x8yk

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Israel killed 436 Palestinians in past 'quiet' six months
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3054.shtml

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Sleeper Agents Mobilizing for 9-11 Anniversary :

Israel is secretly mobilizing its sleeper agents in the United States in the run-up to the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/03_Terror/030904.Israeli.sleepers.html

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Judge Drops Charges in Mich. Terror Case:

The judge's decision came after the Justice Department admitted widespread prosecutorial misconduct in the case and asked the judge to dismiss the terrorism charges against two men accused of being part of a Detroit terror cell.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/9557052.htm

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Denying the Troops a Secret Ballot
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/03/opinion/03fri2.html?ex=
1251950400&en=f4412fcf59cc72b2&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

tinyurl.com/5xw3s

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Guantanamo on the Hudson:

Judge orders immediate release of 470 protesters
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0435/ferguson3.php

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Federal inmates sue government for illegal imprisonment :

Two federal prisoners claim that United States Department of Justice officials knowingly violated the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 (& its amendments) & illegally extended the inmates' prison terms for over a decade.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6846.htm

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French hostages 'handed to group':

Kidnappers in Iraq have handed two French journalists to another group said to be prepared to free them, one of the men's editors told the BBC
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3622984.stm

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Halliburton Says Officials Spoke of Nigeria Bribes:

Nigeria in February said it was investigating allegations the consortium kicked back as much as $180 million to secure a contracts
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6134146

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Bush's Black Attack Dogs:

The sham of GOP Black voter outreach is over and the true Republican mission has begun: suppress the African American vote, by any means possible.
www.blackcommentator.com/103/103_cover_black_attack_dogs.html

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Dangerous Bumper Sticker: :

Agents from the Secret Service recently paid Kjar a visit, telling him that his neighbors had alerted them to a potentially threatening bumper sticker on his car.
www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2406167

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Date: 2 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 145 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Dear Fellow (Yellow) American.

Somewhere between the latter half of the Twentieth Century, and the dawning of the Twenty-first, America had lulled itself into a widespread willful ignorance. The politically-obsessed generation of the Sixties, now grown to middle-age was behaving like a bunch of apathetic, politically helpless, abjectly neurotic frightened dopes… to put it kindly
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6840.htm

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17 killed in U.S. air strike:

A U.S. air strike on the city of Falluja late yesterday killed 17 civilians, including three children, and wounded six others, hospital officials said.
tinyurl.com/5mrzs

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Iraqi militants say kill three Turkish hostages:

Al Jazeera satellite station said on Thursday the Tawhid and Jihad group had claimed responsibility for killing the Turks.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=575703&section=news

tinyurl.com/4c28a

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British think tank is pessimistic about Iraq's future:

Iraq will be lucky if it manages to avoid a breakup and civil war, and the country can become the spark for a vortex of regional upheaval, a report released Wednesday by Britain's highly regarded Royal Institute of International Affairs concludes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6836.htm

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Iraqis are fully aware of American intentions.

The people that birthed Western civilization refuses to go quietly into colonial subjugation.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/sfl-01forum01sep02,0,5498234.story?coll=sfla-news-opinion

tinyurl.com/67599

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Molly Ivins : Bush keeps setting (bad) records:

ANOTHER RECORD. We have already lost more American soldiers (488) in Iraq in 239 days of this year than we did in 287 days last year (482), when there was a war on and before our mission was accomplished.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6835.htm

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Worldwide terrorism-related deaths on the rise:

NBC News findings run counter to recent Bush administration claims
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5889435/

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Soldiers we bury deserve to be known:

In a long and faraway war, the dead too easily lose their names and become like numbers on a scoreboard.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/columnists/carl_hiaasen/9515511.htm

tinyurl.com/6aql5

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A plea from a close friend of U.S.:

Poland's president said he did not want to see “America take the ideas of the neoconservatives of isolationism, to have full dominance in the world and to play a divide-and-rule policy – it is a mistake.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=536957.html

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Senator Zell Miller: What he said about Kerry in 2001:

“John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment.“
miller.senate.gov/speeches/030101jjdinner.htm

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Flogging the flag :

The delegates wear designer chinos and yellow baseball caps and the talk is all about patriotism and duty – just don't mention the deficit, welfare meltdown or what's really in the manifesto.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1295370,00.html

tinyurl.com/6qfg5

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Columbus swift boat vet angry about letter :

It bothers him that Sen. John Kerry's swift boat history has become such a political hot potato. But he's even more irritated that his name was included – without his permission – on a letter used to discredit Kerry.
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?display=rednews/2004/09/01/build/state/25-swift-boat.inc

tinyurl.com/6jrd3

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President Bush photographed wearing Air Force award he never earned:

A closer examination of a photograph included in President George W. Bush‚s Air Force records, released by the White House earlier this year, shows then-Second Lieutenant Bush wearing an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award which he never earned.
www.bluelemur.com/index.php?p=276

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Ben Barnes to break silence on “60 Minutes”:

The Republican campaign gets ready for shock waves, as the former Texas official who says he pulled strings to get George W. Bush into the Air National Guard finally goes public.
www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/09/01/barnes60minutes/index_np.html

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Pepe Escobar : In God, and terror, we trust:

This, in essence, is the Republican platform for “four more years” of the president of permanent war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6837.htm

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Gott mit uns: On Bush and Hitler‚s rhetoric:

When was the last time a Western nation had a leader so obsessed with God and claiming God was on our side? If you answered Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany, you‚re correct.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6838.htm

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Fight terror on all fronts:

In Iraq, Americans have killed about 19,000 people so far, including 13,000 civilians. That's one of the main reasons for the steady rise in terrorism
tinyurl.com/5ysgz

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The War on Terror is a Fraud:

That the war abroad is to go on in perpetuum against a “shadowy‰ and “dark‰ enemy is no accident or blunder. What better method of keeping the populace timid and tame for as long as is desired?
www.dissidentvoice.org/Sept04/Alam0901.htm

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Young Republicans support Iraq war, but not all are willing to join the fight
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6841.htm

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How Soon Will the U.S. or Israel Bomb Iran?:

The President of the United States has branded Iran part of the “Axis of Evil.” He has demanded that Iran “abandon her nuclear ambitions.” He has claimed the right to wage pre-emptive war against any enemy he chooses.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/090204A.shtml

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Iran nuclear weapons ambition still unproven :

A report of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA‚s) latest investigations in Iran has removed some of the suspicions that have surrounded the Islamic republic's nuclear ambitions.
www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996350

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Ashcroft Prevents Arrest In AIPAC “Spy” case:

The U.S.district attorney in charge of the probe, Paul McNulty, has ordered the FBI not to move forward with arrests that they were prepared to make last Friday
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6842.htm

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Pro-Israel Group Investigated For Espionage Over A 2 Year Period:

For more than two years, the FBI has been investigating whether classified intelligence has been passed to Israel by the American Israel Political Action Committee, an influential U.S. lobbying group, in a probe that extends beyond the case of Pentagon employee Lawrence A. Franklin.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6834.htm

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CIA Reduces Exchange With Israel:

Israeli and U.S. officials said the CIA has dampened its intelligence exchange with Israel's Mossad over the last 16 months
www.menewsline.com/stories/2004/september/09_02_1.html

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Fixing the Son of Pollard:

We shall see, over the course of the next few weeks, whether the Israeli Lobby can intimidate the FBI. The “Son of Pollard‰ story is already losing steam.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Sept04/Amr0901.htm

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Axis Of Spies: Here's the axis we should be worried about:

The Axis of Spies made up by the American Enterprise Institute, AIPAC and the Embassy of Israel.If the FBI weren‚t so busy trying to catch nonexistent Al Qaeda suspects, they might consider devoting a few more resources to tracking down this expanding Israeli nest of spies.
www.tompaine.com/articles/axis_of_spies.php

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Groups Rally to Lobby's Side as FBI Intensifies Israeli Espionage Probe:

As the FBI intensifies its investigation of Washington's pro-Israel lobby, Jewish organizations are charging elements of the government with orchestrating a borderline-antisemitic smear campaign against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=20040901929

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In case you missed it?: Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?:

Fox News has learned some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn't tell us before September 11. These items have since been removed from the FOX News web site
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5133.htm

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In case you missed it?:

The Lavon Affair:

The aim of the Israeli Operation Suzannah was to bomb United States installations in Egypt, such as cinemas, and blame Arabs
www.wordiq.com/definition/Lavon_Affair

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In case you missed it?:

Israel admits it spied on US:

Until now, the Israeli authorities had always denied that Pollard was working under their direction.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/91260.stm

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In case you missed it?:

New evidence of Mossad involvment in Belgian murder case:

Belgian police say they have new information that the Mossad was directly involved in killing Bull.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=24843
2&contrassID=1&subContrassID=8&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

tinyurl.com/5jl8f

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Doubts over hostage-takers:

The manner in which militants seized more than 300 hostages at a school in North Ossetia points to their being Chechen. But people from the Russian region of Ingushetia that borders Chechnya cannot be ruled out.
atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/FI03Ag01.html

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Palestinian killed in Israeli raid on central Gaza :

A Palestinian was shot dead and nine others injured on Thursday in the central Gaza town of Deir el-Ballah as Israeli troops opened intensive gunfire at the residents'houses.
news3.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/02/content_1939641.htm

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Israel Destroys Dozens of Palestinian Homes in Gaza:

Israeli forces blew up two large apartment blocks in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, destroying the homes of hundreds of Palestinians
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6132839

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Don't blame the gap in the wall :

Increased security will not bring Israeli people the safety they crave
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1295191,00.html

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Banned in America:

One of the world's most important Muslim scholars, was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame. Then he ran right into the USA Patriot Act.
www.alternet.org/rights/19741/

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British Council official sacked over anti-Islam articles :

One of his articles stated: “All Muslims, like all dogs, share certain characteristics.” Another argued: “It is the black heart of Islam, not its black face, to which millions object.”
media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1295577,00.html

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Senior Sadr Aide Assassinated In Iraq:

Gunmen amushed and killed a senior aide to radical Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr and two other people on the road between the holy city of Najaf and Baghdad
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=26040

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Abuse Inquiry Cites 26 Soldiers:

2 Deaths in Afghanistan Led to Army Probe
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6833.htm

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U.S. Spy Probe Focuses on Two Lobbyists :

``The fact that a rogue element of the United States government may have been working with a foreign government in possible contravention of current foreign policy is a grave matter that should be of concern to every American,''
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4467319,00.html

Afghanistan: Vote Early And Vote Often:

Here's the thing. While it's quite true that over 10 million Afghans have registered to vote (10.35 million, to be exact), there are only 9.8 million eligible voters in the country.
www.prospect.org/weblog/archives/2004/08/index.html#003791

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Analysis: Putin's permanent problem:

In last Sunday's election in Chechnya the Kremlin virtually appointed its candidate Alu Alkhanov to lead the republic and barred more popular candidates from the poll.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3617782.stm

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Hijacking History: Rudy Giuliani, Heists City Archives to Shape His Own Legend
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0204/barrett.php

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Israel smashes Jewish terror cell:

An Israeli court has convicted a Jewish extremist for belonging to a terror organisation that carried out a series of deadly attacks against Arabs.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3619012.stm

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Blunder at the Republican Convention:

The Nixon-Humphrey Presidential Debate Never Took Place
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO409A.html

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U.S. Jets Fire on Afghan Village; 12 Dead :

U.S. warplanes bombed an Afghan village in the heat of a battle between U.S.-led forces and insurgents, killing more than a dozen people and striking the camp of a Danish relief group.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4464380,00.html

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Turkish Commandos Kill 11 Kurdish Rebels :

Turkish commandos killed 11 Kurds in three days of battles in the mountains bordering Iraq, one of the biggest offensives against the autonomy-seeking rebels in five years, authorities said Tuesday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4464234,00.html

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US Warplanes Hit Samarra: Kirkuk Official Assassinated:

Al-Sharq al-Awsat reports that US war planes bombed two civilian vehicles in Samarra on Tuesday, killing two women and a child in the process.
www.juancole.com/2004_09_01_juancole_archive.html#109402533273390891

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8 Reported Killed As Terrorists Take Over Russian School
www.nbc4.tv/news/3697893/detail.html

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Chechnya: 'Responsibility lies with Putin' :

Observers widely dismiss Sunday's election of Alu Alkhanov as rigged
www.guardian.co.uk/editor/story/0,12900,1294389,00.html

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Russia Sends Troops to Guard Nuclear Sites :

“After the latest terrorist attacks security services decided to send more interior ministry troops to all nuclear sites across the country,” a Russian Atomic Energy Agency spokesman said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6123907

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Australian Troops Engaged In U.S.-led Covert Action In Iraq: Report :

A report claiming that specially trained Australian soldiers are taking part in US-led covert jobs in Iraq, including kidnapping and the “full gamut” of special operations, was “factually incorrect and misleading,” the government said.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=25738

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Juan Cole: Israeli Spy Scandal's Roots are Deep:

The FBI raided the offices of Steve Rosen, the director of foreign policy issues for the American Israel Public Affairs Committe, an enormously influential lobby.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6831.htm

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Spy Probe Scans Neocons:

It would be a mistake to see Franklin as the chief target of the current investigation, according to sources, but rather he should be viewed as one piece of a much broader puzzle.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6830.htm

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FBI seizes computer from AIPAC offices:

Sources in Washington said the hard drive was that of Steve Rosen, AIPAC's director of foreign policy issues.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/Printer&cid=1093921795845&p=1078113566627

tinyurl.com/67p5p

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U.S. Seeks to Dismiss Terror Convictions:

In a dramatic reversal, the Justice Department acknowledges its original prosecution of a suspected terror cell in Detroit was filled with a “pattern of mistakes and oversights” that warrant the dismissal of the convictions.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=542&u=/ap/20040901/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/terror_trial&printer=1

tinyurl.com/6lqon

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Mosque attacked as Iraq killings jolt Nepal:

Thousands of protesters have ransacked a mosque and clashed with police in Kathmandu to vent their rage over the killing of 12 Nepalese captives by an Iraqi group.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0A0D5270-1C80-4569-9CA0-028686A49F7E.htm

tinyurl.com/3mczd

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Iraqi captors release 7 foreign truck drivers
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AF36A058-8E9D-44E1-A805-D872C4B82CC7.htm

tinyurl.com/5smfu

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Gunmen attack Chalabi convoy :

A convoy carrying Ahmad Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, was today attacked in an apparent assassination attempt that left two of his bodyguards wounded.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1295007,00.html

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Charges against Chalabi 'dropped':

Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician and former US favourite, has said that criminal charges against him in Iraq have been dropped.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3618698.stm

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Things just aren't going freedom's way lately:

Grim-faced U.S. troops under sniper fire, burning Humvees, rows of mangled Iraqi corpses, Apache helicopters and heavy artillery pounding slum neighbourhoods, mortar attacks.
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Calgary/Bill_Kaufmann/2004/08/29/608550.html

tinyurl.com/48wrt

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In case you missed it?:

Images Of War:

– WARNING – These Pages Depict The Horror And Reality Of “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2604.htm

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Abu Ghraib hearing will not seek testimony from Iraqi inmates
jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2004-daily/01-09-2004/world/w3.htm

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The spirit of Saddam :

With his persecution of al-Jazeera, Allawi is missing a golden opportunity to send a message about freedom of expression in Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1294713,00.html

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Letter From Ret. Marine CSM And Ret. Marine Major:

For generations we have been a loyal and faithful military family, however with this recent action taken against a member of our family, we will no longer encourage military service to our future generations.
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=3117

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Each Carries Own Burden:

THE woman marching in scorching heat had a burden greater than the sign she carried with a photo of her son, Lt. Seth Dvorkin ˜ dead in Iraq.
www.nypost.com/seven/08302004/commentary/29608.htm

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A poisonous kind of justice:

When Dr Thomas Butler noticed vials of plague bacteria were missing from his Texas university lab, he did the right thing and informed the FBI – only to find himself the prime suspect in a bio-terrorism investigation. Now he's in jail, but his fate was sealed by paranoia and prejudice.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=556734

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Mosaic: World News Reports From Middle East TV For 08/31/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
tinyurl.com/5yapr

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Israel Threatens Syria After Hamas Bombings:

Israel threatened Syria on Wednesday over what officials said was complicity in Palestinian suicide bombings that killed 16 people in the first such attacks in the Jewish state in nearly six months.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6126242

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Israel vows 'global' war on Hamas:

“The policy now is to hit Hamas leaders wherever they are,” a senior security source is quoted as saying on Wednesday.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3617932.stm

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Victims of the Be'er Sheva suicide bombings:
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/472114.html

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger: “Palestine is Still the Issue”:

This film is about the Palestinians and a group of courageous Israelis united in the oldest human struggle – to be free.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3499.htm

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A sham at the heart of Israel :

Sharon has shown the conflict between left and right to be bogus
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1294421,00.html

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The Al Qaeda Striptease :

The continuing farcical saga — 14 Acts so far, with more to come as the US Presidential elections and the deadline for Musharraf to resign as the COAS approach.
www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20040830&fname=raman&sid=1

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Michael Moore: Poor John McCain.

Here's a guy I've always sort of liked, a courageous war hero reduced to carrying water for the Bush campaign.
www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20040901/oplede01.art.htm

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UK: No 10's silent support for Kerry :

John Kerry supporters in America have been told by Peter Hain that Downing Street is hoping the Democratic candidate wins the US presidential election in November.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1294572,00.html

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Compassionate War:

“In Retreat, Bush Says U.S. Will Win War on Terrorism
tinyurl.com/4r8ja

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NPR Leads the Charge to War with Iran.

The commentary titled “US Presses UN Agency on Iran Nuclear Program” was a textbook example of propaganda dressed up to look like unbiased reporting.
www.counterpunch.org/whitney08312004.html

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Let us write our own history – the declaration of a party thirsting for unity :

On the first day of the Republican convention not one speaker mentioned a domestic issue – not education, healthcare or the economy.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1294668,00.html

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Rebel soldiers seize town in Haiti and defy premier :

Former soldiers who in February helped overthrow Haiti's then president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, have taken over a town to back their demands to set up a new army.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1294757,00.html

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The corporate looter:

Report reveals that Lord Black stole $400m of Hollinger's money
news.independent.co.uk/business/news/story.jsp?story=557073

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