Information Clearing House  Digest September 7-11 2004
Date: 11 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 155 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Basra blast kills two near US consulate: wounding three more.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/54D402A6-711C-401D-B45F-AAA27999CB6F.htm

tinyurl.com/4m3ov

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9/11: More than 40% of Americans Still Think Saddam Did It :

The latest Newsweek poll, released this week, revealed that 42% of Americans continue to believe that Saddam Hussein's regime was “directly involved” in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000628367

tinyurl.com/4x3rz

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As war toll climbs, Bush still deceives:

AS THE 1,000th American soldier perished in Iraq, President Bush dispatched his emergency crews to repair the downed wires that connect Saddam Hussein to Sept. 11 in the minds of many Americans
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/
articles/2004/09/10/as_war_toll_climbs_bush_still_deceives/

tinyurl.com/4ylk6

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A Must Read

Bill Moyers: Circle Of Accountability:

The highest officials in government did not want us to know the truth. They already had the story they wanted Americans to believe: Nearly 3,000 people had died, we were assured, because the terrorists turned our liberties against us, had brazenly exploited our open society. According to this official view, the atrocities were inevitable, the plot so diabolical and its execution so precise that only a superhero could have prevented it.

A Must Read
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6890.htm

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A Must Read

9/11 and the “War on Terrorism”:

The enemy of America is “Made in America”. This is an inescapable fact.

A Must Read
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO409D.html

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US mourns, vows revenge on September 11 anniversary :

In a live radio address from the Oval Office, where he was joined by victims' relatives, President George W. Bush used the third anniversary of the attacks to pledge an unrelenting hunt for terrorists around the world.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/106165/1/.html

tinyurl.com/3nnhz

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A Must Watch

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

A new documentary “Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire” examines how the Bush administration used Sept. 11 to transform American foreign policy and enter a phase of so-called preemptive warfare while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home. Video and transcript:–

A Must Watch.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6893.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Operation Saddam; America's Propaganda Battle How does one sell a war?

Real Video
rtsp://www.battl.nl/Docs/iraq-operationsaddam-200204.rm

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Robert Fisk: We Should Not Have Allowed 19 Murderers to Change our World :

George Bush and Tony Blair are doing their best to make sure the murderers DO change our world. And that is why we are in Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6892.htm

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Was Iraq Invaded to Secure Israel:
Another Fiction in a Game with Hidden Objectives?:

Invade Iraq to secure Israel. What from? It is a military superpower armed to the teeth with every weapon known to man. It certainly wasn‚t threatened by Saddam‚s ramshackle dictatorship, contained as it was by a sanctions regime of mediaeval ferocity.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6891.htm

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Juan Cole: September 11 and Its Aftermath:

After the Iraq War, Bin Laden is more popular than George W. Bush even in a significantly secular Muslim country such as Turkey. This is a bizarre finding, a weird turn of events. Turks didn't start out with such an attitude. It grew up in reaction against US policies.
www.juancole.com/2004_09_01_juancole_archive.html#109487993311862124

tinyurl.com/6ykts

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The coming conflagration in Iraq: Insurgents are slowly extending their control

Iraqi insurgents are slowly but surely extending their control over key cities in the notorious “Sunni Triangle” north and west of Baghdad, a creeping consolidation of their influence that bodes ill for the fumbling transitional government and the U.S. forces propping it up.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=8275#

tinyurl.com/3ngxa

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War stories, from those who know

Two veterans back from Iraq create a Web site so soldiers can share their experiences directly with the American public.
www.sptimes.com/2004/09/11/Floridian/War_stories__from_tho.shtml

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The U.S. must face the monster it created

SPC Murphy was stationed in Iraq for 15 months, including several months as an MP (Military Police) at Abu Ghraib Prison.
www.optruth.org/main.cfm?actionId=globalShowStaticContent&screenKey=hear&htmlId=1125

tinyurl.com/56nsm

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Of homeland, identity and occupation:

Hasib links the future of Palestine to Iraq, saying if Iraqis eventually succeed in driving the US-led occupation out, the existing centres of power in the region may get reshaped
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/239DF360-3640-457C-BA99-5FD497547598.htm

tinyurl.com/5ael2

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'War president' Bush has always been soft on terror :

His campaign says vote Republican or die – but he lets al-Qaida off the hook
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6849.htm

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9/11 – Three Years On :

Three years on from the carnage and horror of the 9/11 attacks, we are living in a world that is more polarised and distrustful than at any time since the end of the Cold War.
dublinerinjapan.blogspot.com/2004/09/74-911-three-years-on.html

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Iraqi Prisoner Abuse And Torture Case:

Military officer makes recommendation in Lynndie England case, but ruling is sealed
www.wkbn.com/Global/story.asp?S=2286278

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US soldier sentenced in Abu Ghraib case:

The first military intelligence soldier to be court martialled over the Iraq prison abuse scandal, has been sentenced to eight months in jail, a reduction in rank and a bad-conduct discharge.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E87252CD-BBCE-4E71-BFED-10615C25C691.htm

tinyurl.com/48y7w

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Three Palestinians killed in Gaza as squatters warn of civil war over pullout :

Another Palestinian man was killed at the same time, while a 14-year-old boy died from tank fire later.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/106049/1/.html

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Germany to deliver 2 submarines to Israel capable of carrying nuke warheads :

German Defense Minister Peter Struck has finally given green light for the delivery of two submarines to Israel which are also capable of carrying nuclear warheads
www.payvand.com/news/04/sep/1076.html

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Who is America fighting In Iraq?:

It seems that your regular Iraqi has taken an extreme dislike to having his/her country occupied by the United States. The only part of Iraq that is under American control is the “green zone‰ in Baghdad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6889.htm

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Professor warns of American empire:

The world is at a crossroads where it could develop into a global community with human rights for all people, or become dominated by an imperial America, a Notre Dame University professor said Friday at Montana State University.
tinyurl.com/3zxfg

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Turkey urges US to end Tal Afar offensive:

Turkey urged its NATO ally the United States on Friday to halt a drive against fighters in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, saying many of its ethnic Turkmen kin were also being killed.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/796BD04B-6B44-4907-97D3-DE7DC70BD3F6.htm

tinyurl.com/6bb2m

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Anti-Blair move legal, lord says :

A former Labour law officer who opposed the Iraq war said yesterday that legally, Tony Blair would not be able to avoid a parliamentary debate calling for his impeachment.
www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,3605,1298653,00.html

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Halliburton's good fortune never ends:

For a while it looked as though Halliburton's string of good fortune had come to an end. Then one of those strange but serendipitous events occurred that seems to constantly befall Halliburton.
www.dailycamera.com/bdc/opinion_columnists/article/0,1713,BDC_2490_3173453,00.html

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School Terrorists Got Orders From Abroad: Putins Advisor:

“The men were certainly not Chechens. When I spoke Chechen with them, they said they couldn't make out a word.
en.rian.ru/rian/index.cfm?prd_id=160&msg_id=4814496&startrow=1&date=2004-09-06

tinyurl.com/55gxq

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Officials: Tu-134 Suspect Is Alive:

The Interior Ministry in Chechnya announced that the suspected suicide bomber of a Tu-134 airplane was alive and well and that her passport found at the crash site was forged.
www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2004/09/10/011.html

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Russia has joined U.S. in a dangerous challenge :

Which country will the Russians invade using Bush's Doctrine of preemptive strikes against terrorist bases
www.cincypost.com/2004/09/10/dyer091004.html

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In case you missed it ?:

US Senator Robert Byrd : We Stand Passively Mute:

This coming battle, if it materializes, represents a turning point in U.S. foreign policy and possibly a turning point in the recent history of the world. This nation is about to embark upon the first test of a revolutionary doctrine applied in an extraordinary way at an unfortunate time
www.senate.gov/~byrd/byrd_newsroom/byrd_news_feb/news_2003_february/news_2003_february_9.html

tinyurl.com/61kc

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One thousand dead U.S. soldiers: Take it personally:

It goes without saying that we Americans will not honor the lives of Iraqis who have been killed in this conflict either. We do not know their names, nor do we imagine the pain that the parents of those victims feel. The Pentagon even refuses to track (publicly) the number of their fatalities. They are not people to us. They are terrorists, Arabs, Muslims, aliens, enemies.
www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=sojomail.home#3

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Questions Surface About Bush Memos:

Questions are being raised about the authenticity of newly unearthed memos which asserted that George W. Bush ignored a direct order from a superior officer in the Texas Air National Guard
news.findlaw.com/ap/a/w/1151/9-10-2004/20040910061503_61.html

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CBS Stands by Challenged Bush Documents :

``The documents are backed up not only by independent handwriting and forensic document experts but sources familiar with their content,'' CBS News said.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4487354,00.html

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Nader Off Florida Ballot, Plans Appeal:

The state is telling Florida's elections supervisors to put together a presidential ballot that does not include Ralph Nader.
www.local10.com/news/3720505/detail.html

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Arkansas Democrats sue to keep Nader off the ballot:

Nader appeals ruling keeping him off Texas ballot:

Independent presidential hopeful Ralph Nader is appealing a ruling that keeps him off the November ballot in Texas.
www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct-nader-arkansas0910sep10,0,4725707.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

tinyurl.com/5gwcj

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9/11 Commission Wants “No-Fly” List Expanded to Trains, Ships :

“Steps should be taken as soon as possible to convert the “No-Fly” list into a “No-Transport” list that would be provided to transportation providers in addition to air carriers (starting with cruise ships and Amtrak),” the report said.
www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/9/8/214250.shtml

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Chicago plans advanced surveillance:

A surveillance system that uses 2,000 remote-control cameras and motion-sensing software to spot crimes or terrorist acts as they happen is being planned for the city. If that sounds a little like Big Brother is watching, he might be.
tinyurl.com/3kzkn

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Date: 10 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 154 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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9/11: Barbarians Past The Gates

The picture we receive is uniform: we are reasonable, they are recalcitrant; we are the Civilized Nation, they are the (ignoble) savages. We love freedom; they hate freedom. When they bomb us, it is proof of their barbarity; when we bomb them, it is also proof of their barbarity, because our government wouldn‚t do such a thing unless to protect civilization from the barbarians.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6885.htm

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Why al-Qaeda is winning :

As nihilistic as it may be, al-Qaeda, from a business point of view, is a major success: three years after September 11, it is a global brand and a global movement. The Middle East, in this scenario, is just a regional base station.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6884.htm

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September 11th Families Speak Out: Three Years Later: :

Nearly three years ago, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows was born out of a shared belief that America‚s military response to the 9/11 attacks which took our loved ones‚ lives would result in the deaths of countless innocent civilians and increase recruitment for terrorist causes, making the United States, and the world, less safe and less free for generations to come.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6886.htm

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In case you missed it:

'Alone' indicts neocons, Bush:

In “America Alone,” they (authors) document the neo-conservative capture of American (and British) foreign policy, under the guise of a war on terror, to reorder Mideast politics and initiate a new doctrine of pre-emptive war.
www.madison.com/tct/books/index.php?ntid=9125&ntpid=1

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Report concludes no WMD as Blair completes reshuffle:

Although it has been obvious since last year that the Iraq Survey Group was unlikely to unearth anything, its final verdict is an embarrassment to President Bush and Mr Blair.
politics.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5012717-107979,00.html

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Roster Of Americas Dead:

New York Times publishes pictures of the first 1000 U.S. troops killed in Iraq
www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/20040909_THOUSAND_GRAPHIC/index_PICTURES.html

tinyurl.com/67yy5

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Hiding the bodies:

During August, Iraqi insurgents proved themselves more capable of inflicting casualties on American troops than ever before. Sixty-six American soldiers were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded, according to information released by the Department of Defense.
www.freepress.net/news/print.php?id=4484

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How Many Deaths Will It Take?:

Eventually there'll be a fine memorial to honor the young Americans whose lives were sacrificed for no good reason in Iraq. How many thousands more will have to die before we acknowledge that President Bush's obsession with Iraq and Saddam Hussein has been a catastrophe for the United States?
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/10/opinion/10herbert.html?ex=1
252555200&en=34ea08777a6e0d64&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

tinyurl.com/3mt2s

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In case you missed it:

Video: Uncovered: The Whole Truth About The Iraq War
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6423.htm

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Ellsberg Urges Insiders to Leak Iraq Info :

In a memo to current government employees, Ellsberg and other former government officials said federal insiders owe a “higher allegiance” to the Constitution, the public and American soldiers in Iraq than to their government bosses.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=542&u=/ap/20040909/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/ellsberg&printer=1

tinyurl.com/5tr9e

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In case you missed it:

Breaking The Silence :

A hard hitting special report into the “war on terror” Award winning journalist John Pilger
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4848.htm

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45 dead in raid on 'closed' township:

Tall Afar, remained shut to the outside world last night after a massive US-led air and ground assault killed at least 45 people.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10728731%255E2703,00.html

tinyurl.com/57v45

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Three Lebanese shot dead in Iraq:

THREE Lebanese, one of them a woman, were shot dead “in mysterious circumstances” in Baghdad this morning, the foreign ministry announced in Beirut.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10732809%255E401,00.html

tinyurl.com/5ddlw

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Two killed after Iraqi troops fire on Baghdad crowd:

Iraqi troops opened fire on hundreds of supporters of a radical Shi'ite cleric as they left a Baghdad mosque after Friday prayers, killing two men and wounding five people, doctors and witnesses said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO047597.htm

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Iraqi Rebels Seize, Threaten to Kill Najaf Police:

An Iraqi rebel group has seized four Iraqi policemen in Najaf and threatened to kill them unless police agree to stop hunting insurgents and pressuring rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040910_194.html

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Iraqi 'ghost detainees' could number 100 :

The disclosure has added to questions about the CIA's practices in Iraq, including why the agency took custody of certain Iraqi prisoners, what interrogation techniques it used, and what became of the “ghost detainees”.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1301712,00.html

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U.S. Soldier to Face Trial for Iraq Abuse

A U.S. Army specialist goes on trial Saturday for allegedly abusing inmates at Abu Ghraib prison ˜ the first military intelligence soldier to be prosecuted in the scandal
tinyurl.com/4wyon

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The Hidden History of CIA Torture: America's Road to Abu Ghraib:

Ordinary Americans have seen the reality and the results of interrogation techniques the CIA has propagated and practiced for nearly half a century. The American public can join the international community in repudiating a practice that, more than any other, represents a denial of democracy
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6887.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Video: Americas Third World War:

How 6 million People Were killed in CIA secret wars against third world countries. John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush. He spent 13 years in the agency.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm

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Letters rigged to ignite sent to 5 governors :

At least five governors received envelopes in the mail Thursday rigged to ignite when opened. In Montana, the envelope prompted the evacuation of part of the state Capitol.
www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-rigged10.html

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Minister's mission to North Korea

The junior Foreign Office minister Bill Rammell said yesterday that he believed North Korea could already have one or two nuclear weapons.
www.guardian.co.uk/korea/article/0,2763,1301231,00.html

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The PressGenerals in Bush's army, have hijacked the election – again.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6888.htm

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The Likud doctrine

First Bush, and now Putin, have picked up lessons for their wars on terror from Israel's campaign against the Palestinians
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/comment/0,10551,1301503,00.html

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Douglas Feith: Portrait of a Neoconservative

A vocal advocate of U.S. intervention in the Middle East and for the hard-line policies of the Likud party in Israel
rightweb.irc-online.org/analysis/2004/0409feith.php

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Palestinian shown crushed by Israeli jeep:

Aljazeera has aired exclusive footage showing an Israeli military jeep crushing a Palestinian teenager under its wheels in the West Bank city of Ram Allah.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A87D11E7-CED3-4009-BDA4-6503586AA589.htm

tinyurl.com/4lznz

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Police trying to nix PA poll in J'lem by recording voter rolls :

Jerusalem police are conducting surveillance of seven voter registration offices in East Jerusalem for anticipated Palestinian Authority elections, apparently trying to prevent the voter registration drive in the city.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=475244

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Islamic Democrats:

Somebody ought to tell President George Bush, that most of the reformers in the Middle East in recent years have been Islamist, and sometimes the Islamic fundamentalists.
www.wrmea.com/archives/Sept_2004/0409015.html

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Israeli army kills six Palestinians:

Six Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Thursday. Soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire from a tank-mounted machine gun at some stone throwing Palestinians, killing at least three, including a 13-year-old boy
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-9-2004_pg7_39

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Israeli Foreign Minister : Arafat 'never closer' to expulsion:

“Arafat has no place among us and the day will come when we remove him from this land to a different place,” he said. “This day is closer than ever.”
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10718441%255E2703,00.html

tinyurl.com/6hzrg

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Israeli soldiers urged to disobey order:

A group of prominent Israeli hard-liners urged soldiers Thursday to disobey orders to dismantle Jewish settlements
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2004-09-09-isarel-disobey_x.htm

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Is Israel 'Swing State' That Could Tip U.S. Election?:

Neither party is taking any chances. The Republicans sent California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (news – web sites) to woo Americans in the Jewish state. Democratic candidate Senator John Kerry (news – web sites) also sent an emissary — his brother Cameron, a Jewish convert.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=615&u=/nm/20040910/pl_nm/campaign_mideast_dc&printer=1

tinyurl.com/6y57y

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Neocons Blast Bush's Inaction On 'Spy' Affair:

Neoconservatives are slamming the White House for failing to stop what they describe as an antisemitic campaign to marginalize them being conducted by the CIA and the State Department.
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=perelman20040909327

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Let The Media Buys Begin :

Jewish Republicans, Dems promising ad blitz in swing states where Jewish vote could make a difference.
www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=9836

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Rep. Duncan urges Iraq pullout :

Tennessee Congressman John Duncan says he hopes President Bush will announce plans to withdraw troops from Iraq.
www.wbir.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=19747

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Al-Zawahri: US faces Afghan, Iraq defeat:

“In the two countries, the Americans are between two fires: if they remain there they will bleed to death, and if they withdraw they will have lost everything.”
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7E3C74B6-C2DB-4DB5-812B-1EA438473886.htm

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Osama adds weight to Afghan resistance

The Afghan resistance has endured, managing, if nothing else, to keep US-led occupying forces and the Afghan National Army engaged in small pockets. But much bigger things are planned.
atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/FI11Ag01.html

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Military loses key evidence in death of Iraqi man at Marine-run prison:

The U.S. military has lost key pieces of medical evidence in its investigation into the death last year of an Iraqi man beaten by Marine guards at a prison camp
www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040909/APN/409091003

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Lt. George W. Bush Texas Air National Guard flight status and physical exam memos 1972-'73
news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/gwbush/bushang.html

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Military Service Records

John Kerry
news.findlaw.com/legalnews/lit/election2004/docs.html#jkerry

George W. Bush
news.findlaw.com/legalnews/lit/election2004/docs.html#ltbush

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What “60 Minutes” DIDN'T Say about Bush's Time in the National Guard
direland.typepad.com/direland/2004/09/the_60_minutes_.html

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The Curse of Dick Cheney:

It could be argued that the vice presidency was the first job Cheney got entirely on his own — by appointing himself to it. Bush initially asked Cheney only to advise him on whom to choose.
www.rollingstone.com/politics/story?id=6450422&rnd=1094764528084&has-player=true&version=6.0.12.872

tinyurl.com/448x4

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Israel – Palestine: The Emerging Case for a Single-State Solution:

How many of us are ready to ascribe terrorism to suicide bombings but not to the destruction of homes with people still in them or the enforced starvation of towns and villages or the indiscriminate firing on nonviolent protestors?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6883.htm

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Health insurance cost up 11.2% this year:

It is the fourth-straight year of double-digit premium increases.
www.tucsoncitizen.com/index.php?page=business&story_id=091004d1_health

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1 YEAR & 153 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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War In All It's Glory!:

Pictures From The Front Lines:

– WARNING – These pictures depict the reality and horror of war.
ppoopp.host.sk/war/index.htm

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Despair in Iraq over the forgotten victims of US invasion:

Iraqi officials demanded to know yesterday why so little international attention was being given to their numerous dead as the US mourned the death of 1,000 soldiers since the invasion of Iraq.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6881.htm

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Iraq: 30,000 civilian deaths:

While America mourns more than 1,000 sons and daughters killed in the Iraq campaign, the Iraqi toll is far greater. No official, reliable figures exist for the whole country, but private estimates range from 10,000 to 30,000 killed since March 2003.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woiraq09
3960208sep09,0,6691704.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

tinyurl.com/4l32m

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38 Iraqis killed in US-led assaults on insurgents :

At least 38 people were killed when US-led forces spearheaded overnight assaults on Iraq's northern trouble spot of Tall Afar
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/105812/1/.html

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Fallugah: Iraqi children killed in US strikes:

Doctor Rafi Hayad said half of those killed and injured were children.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/09/1094530764694.html

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Picture:

A wounded Iraqi girl lies in the hospital in the town of Falluja, following a U.S. army bombardment
tinyurl.com/62md9

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“I Thought We Were Different”:

Have we changed so much, from our mission of being an example to mankind to becoming its emperor?
tinyurl.com/6uy3c

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America right or wrong :

The Bush administration responded to 9/11 by exploiting a force deeply rooted in United States thinking and behaviour: American nationalism.
www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article-3-77-2081.jsp

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Some Lawmakers Question 9/11 Resolution:

15 Democrats and one Republican, said linking the 9/11 act of terrorism to the war in Iraq was “blatantly untrue” and had turned a resolution honoring the sacrifices of 9/11 victims into a political document.
www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/politics/9620353.htm

tinyurl.com/58an6

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Foreign Policy In Focus : A Secure America in a Secure World:

The Bush administration‚s “war on terrorism‰ reflects a major failure of leadership and makes Americans more vulnerable rather than more secure.
www.fpif.org/papers/04terror/index.html

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Costa Rica Wants to Be Off Coalition List :

Costa Rica's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's name cannot be included by the United States as part of a “coalition” in the Iraq conflict, and Costa Rican officials are demanding their country be stricken from the list.
snipurl.com/8yom

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Aid agencies say they may pull out of Iraq :

Virtually all major aid organisations have left Iraq because of the deteriorating security situation, including the UN, the International Red Cross and Médecins sans Frontières.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1300204,00.html

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Pakistan Bombs Suspected Terrorist Camp:

Pakistani officials say as many as 50 people were killed in the raid. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves.
www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=3907039

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At least eight dead in bomb attack on Australian embassy in Jakarta
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/105806/1/.html

snipurl.com/8yop

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UN council mulls Sudan resolution, US to speak on genocide:

The new US draft raises the threat of sanctions on Sudan's oil industry if Sudan does not comply with the previous resolution.
www.sudantribune.com/article.php3?id_article=5323

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Russia Slams West for Double Standards on Beslan:

Russia is angry that Britain and the United States have given asylum to spokesmen for Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov, who Moscow blame for the deaths of hundreds of hostages.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6191157

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The Likudization of the world:

9/11's real legacy is that Bush has adopted Sharon's rigid views, says NAOMI KLEIN
tinyurl.com/7xgr2

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10 militants in bloody school seizure identified, officials say:

With six coming from Chechnya, where insurgents have been battling Kremlin forces for five years.
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0909Russia09-ON.html

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Beslan: the real international connection:

The former Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov, whom the Russian authorities accuse of masterminding the siege, today offering $10million for information that leads to his capture, has denounced this attack on 'defenceless children'
www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CA6CA.htm

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Chechen Fighters Offer Bounty For Putin:

Chechen fighters promised today to give $20 million to anyone helping them capture Russian President Vladimir Putin.
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/9/0BB4B760-8EBC-4DEE-BB1E-93FE5D003D1A.html

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Britain backs Russian threat of pre-emptive strikes:

Russia's threat to carry out pre-emptive strikes against terrorist bases outside its territory is “understandable” and within international law, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Wednesday.
www.spacewar.com/2004/040908160400.hs9abmix.html

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Police Find Explosives In St. Petersburg Cinema:

Russian police in St. Petersburg said today they found explosives, detonators, and a gun in a cinema which was closed for renovation.
snipurl.com/8yot

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Juan Cole: Israel, AIPAC And Dual Loyalties:

I don't see a big difference between having a fanatical Syrian American Baathist as the number three man in the Pentagon and having a fanatical Jewish American Likudnik.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6882.htm

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White House Draws Fire From Congress, Officials Over Leak of AIPAC – FBI Probe:

Voicing criticism were the two Jewish Republican senators, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Specter told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Ashcroft should launch an investigation into the leaks. “I know Aipac; I know its integrity,” he said. “It's a smear.”
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=nir20040909324

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Congress needs to be loyal to us, not allies:

Mr. Davis knows he owes his 2002 election win to pro-Israel contributors. Can he ˜ can any of our representatives ˜ ignore such bounty?
www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/opinion/editorials/040909a.shtml

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AIPAC donors pledge support:

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israel lobby, had one of its best fund-raising weeks in history last week as supporters pledged “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to the group, AIPAC said.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1094613508418

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The AIPAC spy affair concerns Iran more than Israel:

The main concern that many Israelis and Jewish Americans have voiced about the Franklin revelations has had nothing to do with Iran-but rather, with their fear that this affair will remind the American public of the strong role that almost exactly this same cast of characters had in jerking the administration into launching the war on Iraq.
mathaba.net/news/print.shtml?cmd[40]=i-42-886842f689c8e4c499b331bb99e3e74d

snipurl.com/8yow

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A Shabby and Sinister Case for War:

Anyone following the Larry Franklin Pentagon spy story is keenly aware of the solidarity binding neoconservatives, AIPAC, Israel‚s rightwing Likud Party, the US invasion of Iraq, and the war drums neocons are beating against Iran.
www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts68.html

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In case you missed it:

Jewish defense group settles S.F. spying suit :

The suit claimed the ADL, founded almost 90 years ago to combat anti- Semitism, was working to suppress domestic criticism of Israel by compiling dossiers that it shared with police, the Israeli government and its own supporters.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/02/23/MN169812.DTL

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Cipel was briefed on N.J. defenses :

At the request of Gov. McGreevey's administration, high-ranking National Guard and State Police officials shared sensitive security information with Israeli national Golan Cipel in early 2002 and took him on a tour of the state's most vulnerable security locations, the Gannett State Bureau has learned.
www.app.com/app/story/0,21625,1045891,00.html

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'They can starve to death':

The second week of the Palestinian political prisoners hunger strike has taken its toll
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/706/re1.htm

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The War Powers Clause and the Constitution Today:

“This is about members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, colluding with the President to violate the Constitution.…“
www.traprockpeace.org/bonifaz_30aug04.html

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Guantanamo 'spy ring' case takes big hit :

The prosecutors' move, six months after the collapse of a case against a Muslim chaplain in the same probe, is fueling questions about whether there ever was a spy ring at Guantanamo.
www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20040908/1a_bottomstrip08_dom.art.htm

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Missing in Action:

President Bush claims that in the fall of 1972, he fulfilled his Air National Guard duties at a base in Alabama. But Bob Mintz was there – and he is sure Mr. Bush wasn't.
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/08/opinion/08kristof.html?ex=1252
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'Bush Received Special Treatment to Avoid Vietnam' :

In addition, senior military officials put pressure on one of Mr Bush‚s officers to “sugar coat‰ his military evaluations, according to an unearthed memo.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3475897

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60 Minutes Transcript: New Questions On Bush Guard Duty”:

So what happened with Mr. Bush, the draft and the National Guard? And why is Barnes finally telling his story?
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/08/60II/main641984.shtml

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In case you missed it?:

Why The Carlyle Group Dropped George W. Bush From Its Board A Decade Ago:

David Rubenstein, founder of the secretive defense contractor Carlyle Group. Recalls how useless Bush was as a board member of Carlyle's firm Caterair and his surprise that George W. is now president
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3994.htm

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Millionaires Raising Millions:

Bush and Kerry have new major donors in common
www.publicintegrity.org/bop2004/printer-friendly.aspx?aid=374

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Poll: John Kerry Clings To A Narrow Labor Day Lead:

It‚s almost as if there were no conventions at all. The latest numbers in the Zogby Interactive Presidential Battleground Poll shows the race almost exactly where it was in late July before the Democrats gathered in Boston
www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=860

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Bush faces pressure over drugs and draft:

After weeks in which John Kerry's military record has been picked to pieces, President George Bush now faces a double blast of scrutiny over his own past, raising new questions over his avoidance of the Vietnam draft and his alleged use of drugs.
news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=559273&host=3&dir=70

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Global survey shows 30 of 35 countries want Kerry in White House:

A majority of people in 30 of 35 countries want Democratic party flagbearer John Kerry in the White House, according to a survey released showing US President George W. Bush rebuffed by all of America's traditional allies.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6880.htm

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Bid to quash Afghan private jail case :

American defense lawyers representing two of the three Americans accused by Afghan authorities of kidnapping, torture and running a private jail, said they have asked the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan to intervene and request that the Afghan authorities drop the charges.
www.iht.com/articles/537911.htm

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Senators Censure CIA in Iraq Abuse Probe :

Senators examining the Abu Ghraib prison scandal criticized the CIA on Thursday for failing to provide Army investigators with documents on unregistered “ghost detainees.”
www.620ktar.com/news/article.aspx?id=452236

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Policy let U.S. hold detainees in secret, military officers say:

It was standard operating procedure for the Army to hold some detainees in secret in Afghanistan for up to several months without reporting them to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9602587.htm

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US Military Tribunal Releases Guantanamo Detainee:

A U.S. military tribunal has found that an accused terrorist being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba can go free after determining he was improperly classified as an enemy combatant.
www.politinfo.com/articles/article_2004_09_8_4131.html

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Feds go for hypothetical defence in airline ID case:

There may or may not be a rule requiring ID in order to board a plane in the US, but we can't tell you that, because if it exists it's classified.
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/08/gilmore_airline_id/

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1 YEAR & 152 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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US missiles pound Falluja:

Aljazeera reported that dozens of Iraqi civilians were among those wounded and killed in the latest air strike. Local hospitals were overwhelmed with women and children seeking medical assistance and refuge.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8200FC16-5926-4D1D-9455-A06BF4933FF0.htm

tinyurl.com/47lu6

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Two U.S. soldiers killed in attacks in Iraq :

The attacks will raise the official Pentagon U.S. death toll to at least 1,003 since the start of the Iraq war last year.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/memorial/20040908-0548-iraq-soldier.html

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In their own words: Letters from U.S. casualties:

Writings from U.S. troops who have died in Iraq
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6875.htm

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˜ IRAQIS˜

TROOPS KILLED: 30,000 (April 2003) – TROOPS SERIOUSLY INJURED: 54,000 (April 2003) – CIVILIANS KILLED: 11,690 (Aug. 2004)
www.unknownnews.net/casualties.html

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Deputy Governor Of Volatile Iraqi Province Kidnapped: Official :

The deputy governor of Iraq's volatile Al-Anbar province was kidnapped from his home by gunmen who shot his son in the chest, the interior ministry said Wednesday.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=26585

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White House, Pressure Quashes AIPAC Spy Case Prosecutions:

An FBI investigation into suspected security breaches involving Pentagon officials and Israel is unlikely to result in prosecution of senior figures following pressure from the White House, according to people familiar with the case.
news.ft.com/cms/s/344aa23c-0103-11d9-9d96-00000e2511c8.html

tinyurl.com/6z56y

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Spy-scandal lobby blitz

AIPAC secures wide backing after secrets charges
www.thehill.com/news/090804/spy.aspx

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Patrick J. Buchanan: America needs a Middle East policy made in the USA, not in Tel Aviv:

If there has been a recurrence of Pollardism at the Pentagon, we need to know and the president needs to act, as Truman did not with Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6871.htm

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John Pilger: The Warlords of America :

Wading through the blood, a new breed of popular historian, the journalist in the pay of rich newspaper owners, spun the heroic myths of a supersect called Americanism
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6874.htm

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Kerry and the Mideast :

New Democrats of Kerry‚s sort are all for the American empire; understandably, they would prefer that those words remained unsaid.‰
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=51120&d=7&m=9&y=2004

tinyurl.com/5c3vh

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Roger Burbach : Securing The Empire :

To impose its imperial fiats on the world the United States has over 730 military bases in 132 countries. The military deploys over half a million soldiers, spies, technicians, teachers, dependents and civilian contractors abroad.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6872.htm

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In case you missed it?:

Video: The Secret Government: :

Bill Moyer's, documents U.S. support of terrorist regimes and the brutality of Americas foreign policy.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm

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Minister unwilling to blame Chechens:

Not a single Chechen has been found among the dead gunmen who took children hostage in Beslan last week, Sergei Ivanov, Russia's defence minister, told the Guardian yesterday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6878.htm

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Russia prepared for pre-emptive strikes on 'terror bases' worldwide

 
Russia is prepared to make pre-emptive strikes on “terrorist bases” anywhere in the world, the Interfax news agency cited the country's chief of staff as saying.
sg.news.yahoo.com/040908/1/3mzlv.html

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William Pfaff: The pattern is global, but the causes are local :

Russian President Vladimir Putin has mistakenly (or culpably) assigned an international cause to his crisis. He has followed George W. Bush and Ariel Sharon in identifying his national problem as “international terrorism.” This is not true.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6873.htm

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Witness: Killing of civilian was 'compassionate response' :

He testified that it was impossible to transport the injured man to get medical care, because “it would have compromised the lives of the soldiers.”
www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/iraqchi08.html

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US soldier escapes manslaughter charge:

Military officials have dropped criminal charges against a soldier accused of forcing an Iraqi civilian to jump to his death from a bridge over the Tigris River.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4ED10D8E-ACA6-4B87-97C3-5619B907DD53.htm

tinyurl.com/5y5st

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Cheney: Vote for Bush or Die:

“It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from Wednesday, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States,”
www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20040908-0029-cheney.html

tinyurl.com/67coj

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Juan Cole: Cheney, Halliburton and Iraq:

Why was Dick Cheney so eager to invade Iraq?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6876.htm

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Bush fell short on duty at Guard:

He didn't meet his commitments, or face the punishment, the records show. The 1973 document has been overlooked in news media accounts. The 1968 document has received scant notice.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6877.htm

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Exclusive Interview: Ben Barnes:

Correspondent Dan Rather talks exclusively to former Texas House Speaker and Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, a Democrat, about the role Barnes says he played in getting President George W. Bush into the Texas Air National Guard — and why he now regrets it. Will be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/1999/05/24/60II/main48284.shtml

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Apocalypse Bush! :

Why care for the planet when the End Times are almost here? Vote Bush and hop on the salvation train!
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=%2Fgate%2Farchive%2F2004%2F09%2F08%2Fnotes090804.DTL

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Calif. Joins Electronic Voting Lawsuit:

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer joined a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that voting equipment company Diebold Inc. sold the state shoddy hardware and software, exposing elections to hackers and software bugs.
ca.us.biz.yahoo.com/ap/040907/electronic_voting_lawsuit_2.html?printer=1

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Four Die in Fierce Fighting in Iraq's Falluja:

The hospital official, Dr. Mohammed Aboud, said the dead included an eight-year-old child and a 65-year-old man.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6171554

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flIraq should be certified free of WMD “at the soonest”, UN council told fl

The council should find how best to settle the absence of WMD in flflIraq and terminate UNMOVIC, as quickly as possible, because its staff is being flflpaid from the defunct oil-for-food program.
www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=662456

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Forget terrorism, Chechnya is Putin's war:

Chechnya was a thorn in Russia's side – and the Russians were an almost unlimited curse for the Chechens – long before anybody had heard of Osama bin Laden.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/07/1094530608641.html

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Russia Wakes Up to a Nuclear Threat

 
As fears of new terrorist attacks jolted Russia, President Vladimir Putin last week issued a first-time-ever order that should have been front page news everywhere.
www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_5205.shtml

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The Chechens' American friends

The Washington neocons' commitment to the war on terror evaporates in Chechnya, whose cause they have made their own
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5010448-103610,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Chechen separatist granted asylum in USA
www.gateway2russia.com/art/Unrubricated/Chechen%20separatist%20granted%20asylum%20in%20USA_248454.html

tinyurl.com/629e5

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The war on terror is being lost :

The greatest obstacle to reducing the threat is the US administration
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1299413,00.html

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U.N. Inspectors Dispute U.S. Theories on Iraqi Drones:

U.N. inspectors said they had no evidence that Iraq had developed drones capable of delivering chemical or biological weapons, as the Bush administration contended in making its case for war
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6171416

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Picture Of Deadly Iraqi Drone
www.independent-media.tv/images/story/drone.jpg

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In case you missed it?:

Iraqi Drones May Target U.S. Cities :

Iraq could be planning a chemical or biological attack on American cities through the use of remote-controlled “drone” planes equipped with GPS tracking maps, according to U.S. intelligence.
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,79450,00.html

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'President George W. Bullsh*t':

George W Bush is proud to be a Texan. So no doubt he can recognise the smell that now fills the halls of the White House.
tinyurl.com/3tz6c

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US : 422-billion-dollar deficit for current year:

“Only George W. Bush could celebrate over a record budget deficit of 422 billion dollars, a loss of 1.6 million jobs and Medicare premiums that are up by a record 17 percent,” Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry said in a statement.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/105464/1/.html

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Date: 7 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 151 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Sen. Graham Book Bombshell: Proof of 9/11 Cover-Up

Remember when Graham was running for the Dem. nomination, and said he had the goods on the Bush Administration? Well, here it is:
www.dailykos.com/story/2004/9/6/172431/5067

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40 killed in clashes in Iraq's Sadr city :

Lieutenant Colonel James Hutton confirmed several bomb and small arms attacks on US forces in Sadr City overnight and reported one US soldier killed in an ambush Tuesday morning.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/105368/1/.html

tinyurl.com/5d6ue

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Israel Attacks Kills 14 Palestinians At Suspected Hamas Gaza Training Ground :

At least 30 other Palestinians were wounded in the strike early today
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aivcVS.P1m7k&refer=top_world_news

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Qureia endorses Hamas revenge:

Mr Qureia warned the airstrike would invite a response. “This crime cannot be accepted. No crime goes unpunished,” he said at a Palestinian cabinet meeting. “For sure there will be retaliation, and the retaliation will be justified if it happens.”
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1299058,00.html

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Israeli army urged to kill civilians:

A group of prominent Jewish rabbis have asked the Israeli army not to flinch from killing Palestinian civilians in the context of the ongoing military campaign against armed groups resisting the occupation.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BB82FCC4-F4D4-495F-8637-C3008159E1C8.htm

tinyurl.com/6e6bv

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Right-wing rabbis urge IDF to hit harder at terrorism
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/474730.html

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Peace activist held as 'danger to Israel':

On Sunday, the military placed Ms Fahima in detention without trial using a law applied to thousands of Palestinians over the past four years of Intifada but rarely to Israelis.
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5009643-103681,00.html

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Putin vents his anger at the West: Don't tell me to talk to child-killers:

His fists clenched, he said: “No one has the right to advise us to talk to people like that. I don't advise you to meet Bin Laden, invite him to Brussels and Nato or the White House, hold talks with him, and let him dictate what he wants so that he will then leave you alone.
news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=559044

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Our dead and injured children :

Beslan was barbaric – so has been Russia's reign of terror in Chechnya
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1298703,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Torture and rape stalk the streets of Chechnya :

Polish writer Krystyna Kurczab-Redlich visited the region where she witnessed the brutal work done by Russia's soldiers in their fight against separatists
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,820261,00.html

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Local police may have helped terrorists plan Russian siege
www.examiner.ie/pport/web/Full_Story/did-sgMfhRCn5OVgMsgDQQ5wn3uAIg.asp

tinyurl.com/673jy

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Leading Russian journalist 'poisoned' :

Alarm bells are ringing in Russian media circles after the alleged poisoning of Anna Politkovskaya, one of the most outspoken critics of Vladimir Putin's policy on Chechnya
media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1298488,00.html

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Israel urges Russia to back fence at UN:

Israel now expects Russia not to support a Palestinian resolution at the United Nations on the fence issue later this month, which calls for sanctions against Israel. Russia voted against Israel on this issue when it was brought to the General Assembly in July.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1094279635169

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Five soldiers killed in separate attacks in Iraq:

The latest deaths came in addition to the killing of seven Marines early Monday when a car bomb exploded near their convoy on the outskirts of Fallujah.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1094528404384

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Two Killed in Attack on Baghdad Governor's Convoy :

An explosion targeted the Baghdad governor‚s convoy as he was travelling through the Iraqi capital today, killing two people but leaving him uninjured, the Interior Ministry said.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3463422

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U.S. Tanks Pound Rebel-Held Iraqi Town – Witnesses:

U.S. tanks pounded targets in the rebel-held Sunni Muslim town of Falluja west of Baghdad on Tuesday and U.S. warplanes could be seen flying overhead, witnesses said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6161271

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Soldier charged with murdering Iraqi civilian
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/story.jsp?story=559202

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The unwinnable war:

Thinking of ourselves as only motivated by good intentions, we cannot fathom the possibility that we have demonized an innocent people, that what we are doing is murder on a vast scale.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6868.htm

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Paul Krugman: A Mythic Reality:

Once war psychology takes hold, the public desperately wants to believe in its leadership, and ascribes heroic qualities to even the least deserving ruler.
tinyurl.com/5lspl

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W.Va. Reserve leader denounces Iraq war:

West Virginia‚s top Army Reserve spokesman says the Iraq war was a mistake, and President Bush should be voted out of office.
wvgazette.com/section/News/200409062

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Najaf 'Truce' Merely A Stage In The Conflict:

Before the ink was even dry on the agreement signed by militant Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the supreme Shia religious leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the United States and its client forces were breaking the terms of the truce.
www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=6168&sectionID=15

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Lies, Coverups, Broken Promises and Dirty Tricks:

George W. Bush, who complains of John Kerry‚s flip-flopping, has variously insisted the war on terror is succeeding; it can‚t ever be won and, lo and behold ˜ just a few days later ˜ that it is being won. Confused? You should be.
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=51119&d=7&m=9&y=2004

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Bush 'took cocaine at Camp David':

Acquaintances allege that as a 26-year-old National Guard, Bush “liked to sneak out back for a joint or into the bathroom for a line of cocaine”.
tinyurl.com/4rove

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Polls: Young fear return of draft:

32 percent of young people said they wouldn't serve if the draft were reinstated, while 20 percent said they would seek deferments. Forty-three percent said they would serve.
www.bouldernews.com/bdc/dc_election/article/0,1713,BDC_11917_3163634,00.html

tinyurl.com/6zvol

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Bush Leading America Into 'Snake Pit of Fascism,' Congressman Says:

Owens also said the Bush administration “spits on democracy” and is leading the country down a path reminiscent of “Nazi Germany.”
www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=\Nation\archive\200409\NAT20040902a.html

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How to Watch the Watchers:

Since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the government has acquired powerful new legal tools, including those provided by the Patriot Act, to collect intelligence on Americans.
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Iraq and the crisis of empire

Roger Burbach refutes George Bush's claim that he is fighting terrorism abroad in order to protect American lives. He argues that the occupation of Iraq “is rooted in a long history of US imperial exploits and atrocities”.
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/rburbach23.htm

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A Copernican Foreign Policy :

The problem for the United States is the disconnect between this self-image and the way the rest of the world feels about us. Increasingly, people in other countries don't see America as that beacon of idealism but as something menacing.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6870.htm

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Terror case collapse blow to Bush : Adds to list of high-profile losses:

But administration unapologetic
tinyurl.com/5m8v2

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Juan Cole: AIPAC Spy Case involves Intelligence on Iranian WMD :

There is strong circumstantial evidence that there was a behind-the-scenes connection between Chalabi and the Israelis. That is, the information circuit may have been ingrown among the Neoconservatives, the Israelis and Chalabi's people.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6869.htm

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Treason in high places: Pentagon zionists, AIPEC and Israel :

Nothing captures the power and pervasive and corrosive influence of the US-Zionist apparatus on US politics as much as the absolute silence of both major candidates faced with a high-level security lapse and potentially damaging spy investigation.
www.rebelion.org/noticia.php?id=4298

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Israel Loses a Satellite That Was Meant to Spy on Iran:

An Israeli spy satellite intended to increase the country's surveillance over Iran landed in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday after a rocket malfunction shortly after takeoff, Israeli officials said.
tinyurl.com/3hom2

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In Afghanistan, Selling War As Peace:

“It doesn't matter if the country is already a “basket case” (as a visiting British MP described Afghanistan last week) just as long as the flag draped coffins aren't being dumped off in Dover twice a week.
www.cursor.org/stories/waraspeace.html

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Detainee hearings descend into farce:

The Bush administration is ignoring, if not defying outright, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that all terror suspects must be able to challenge their imprisonment.
tinyurl.com/52qnc

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Report: Attorney says charge ex-soldier:

In an interview with The Blade in 2003, he admitted killing the elderly man because “he was making too much noise” and might disclose the location of U.S. troops to the enemy.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/printer/ap.asp?category=1110&slug=Vietnam%20Soldiers%27%20Rampage

tinyurl.com/5sb7h

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White House blocked probe of 9/11-Saudi link:

The White House blocked a congressional investigation into alleged links between the Saudi government and two September 11, 2001, hijackers, a top US senator wrote in a book to be released on Tuesday.
jang.com.pk/thenews/sep2004-daily/07-09-2004/world/w7.htm

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Turk PM raps US inaction in N.Iraq vs Kurd rebels

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Friday as saying Turkey was losing patience with its NATO ally the United States over its failure to crack down on Turkish Kurdish guerrillas holed up in northern Iraq.
www.dozame.org/article.php?story=2004090314504540

 
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General Pinochet's Day in Court:

The law is at last catching up with Gen. Augusto Pinochet, whose Chilean military regime oversaw the killing of thousands of political opponents during the 1970's and 1980's
tinyurl.com/4y59h

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Honduras: Extrajudicial Executions of Children and Youths since 1998:

The involvement of members of the security forces and other people acting with the implicit consent of the authorities has been reported in an alarming number of cases
web.amnesty.org/library/index/ENGAMR370012003

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John Pilger: India: The Betrayal:

How Millions Were Deceived By The Promises Of Power
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=66&ItemID=6178

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Not-So “Sobering News” :

Last year, we learned, 1.3 million more citizens in the “world's richest nation” were pushed below the federal government's notoriously low poverty level. The ranks of the officially poor hit 36 million or 12.5 percent of the population.
www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2004-09/05street.cfm

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