Information Clearing House  Digest September 12-17 2004
Date: 17 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 161 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Picture of children injured in U.S. bombing of Fallujah
editorial.gettyimages.com/source/CFW/details_Pop.aspx?iid=51317163&cdi=0

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Toll mounts in US assault on Falluja:

A fresh US aerial onslaught near Falluja in Anbar province has killed at least 56 people. Dr Ahmad Khalil said that many of the victims were women and children.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/70C17B60-8D11-4702-9C54-34EDEB51693A.htm

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Latest Pictures From Fallujah:

A young girl receives treatment at a hospital, Friday Sept.17, 2004 after sustaining injuries during U.S. airstrikes in Fallujah, Iraq .
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Many killed in Baghdad car bombing:

A car bomber has struck near a major police checkpoint in central Baghdad killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, mainly policemen, Iraqi Health Ministry and government sources said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CF1330A1-8E1F-4398-B504-6D505E0E49F4.htm

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Iraqi Killed for Working with British Troops :

Gunmen attacked two men who had been working with the British military in southern Iraq, killing one and wounding another
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3509927

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Another Three US Marines Killed In Iraq:

Before the latest deaths, the Pentagon had reported 1,027 US military fatalities in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1201071.htm

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US soldiers shoot first, no questions asked :

Ahmed‚s head is turned away to one side, his mouth open, the blood which streaks his face already dry. His right hand is by his side, the left curled across his stomach. The fingers stop a few inches from the inch-wide hole just above his groin.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1090392004

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Soldiers say they are being threatened with Iraq duty :

Soldiers from a combat unit at Fort Carson say they have been told to re-enlist for three more years or be transferred to other units expected to deploy to Iraq
snipurl.com/94ye

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Was The Iraq War Legal, Or Illegal, Under International Law? :

Among the world's foremost experts in the field of international law, the overwhelming jurisprudential consensus is that the Anglo-American invasion, conquest, and occupation of Iraq constitute three phases of one illegal war of aggression.
207.44.245.159/article6917.htm

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France backs UN chief's description of US war on Iraq as “illegal”
snipurl.com/9573

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Iraqis want elections – and foreign troops to leave now :

Yes, the invasion was illegal. But war crimes are still being committed
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1306737,00.html

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U.S. Weapons Inspector: Iraq Had No WMD :

The top U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq concludes in a draft report due out soon.
www.wlfi.com/index.cfm?action=dsp_story&storyid=44949

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The Incredible Lying BushCo :

More irrefutable proof that Dubya's is the slimiest administration in 100 years.

Real Audio.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5115.htm

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Is Guilt Obsolete? :

Because we're Americans. We have no regrets
www.commondreams.org/views04/0916-08.htm

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Noam Chomsky : The Resort to Force:

Bush assured Americans that ``The world is safer today.'' The president's handlers know that every word is false, but they also know that lies can become Truth, if repeated insistently enough.
207.44.245.159/article6916.htm

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In case you missed it:

Noam Chomsky on Hegemony or Survival: America‚s Quest For Global Dominance:

Noam Chomsky speaks out on U.S. hegemony, controlling the domestic population through fear and the historical parallels of current U.S. foreign policy. Professor Noam Chomsky, speaking at Illinois State University on October 7th, 2003.

Real Audio
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5052.htm

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Officer who rallied UK troops condemns 'cynical' Iraq war:

Colonel Tim Collins, the British commander whose stirring speech to his troops on the eve of the Iraq invasion was reportedly hung on a wall in the Oval Office by George Bush, has criticised the British and US governments over the war.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=562662

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This Is Bush's Vietnam:

Three more marines were killed yesterday in Iraq. Kidnappings are commonplace. The insurgency is growing and becoming more sophisticated, which means more deadly. Ordinary Iraqis are becoming ever more enraged at the U.S.
www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,318427,00.html

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The “war on terror” is a misnomer that is tantamount to rhetorical disinformation.

Terrorism is a weapons system that has been used time and again for the last 5,000 years. The root causes are the problem, not the weapon.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20040915-054405-9487r.htm

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

This is a must watch documentary.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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In case you missed it:

Karen Kwiatkowski : Advance Praise for ŒAn End to Evil‚:

Why are we occupying Iraq, bombing the living hell out of Afghanistan, pestering Iran and Syria, genuflecting to Sharon, failing to deal with real threats to our nation while piddling away our resources building an empire nobody wants
www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski53.html

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Charley Reese: A Piece Of Work:

At a cost of $200 billion and nearly 1,000 American lives, Israel did achieve its “strategic objective in its own right” ˜ removing Saddam from power. Unless Perle and his buddies were paid for their advice, it didn't cost Israel one shekel or one life.
reese.king-online.com/Reese_20040917/index.php

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Army Reserve 'not properly prepared' for Iraq war :

The chief of the Army Reserve said Thursday that his force of part-time soldiers has yet to fully adapt to the demands of a global war on terrorism, even though half of the 205,000 Reserve members have been called to active duty since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4985665.html

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Putin: Russia Preparing Pre-Emptive Anti-Terrorism Action
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=25E41542-588A-4D1F-981ACD28615
5A926&title=Putin%3A%20Russia%20Preparing%20Pre-Emptive%20Anti-Terrorism%20Action

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CIA Officer: al-Qaida Efforts Still Lag :

A senior CIA officer says bad decisions, understaffing and infighting among intelligence agencies stifled efforts to stop Osama bin Laden and his network. More than three years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the agency remains short-staffed, he says.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4501162,00.html

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Operation enduring millstone:

If all the claims are to be believed, more terrorist organizations are being spawned in Iraq every month than in the rest of the world.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FI18Ak01.html

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U.S. Says New Images Show Iran Plans Nuclear Bomb:

A senior U.S. official said on Thursday that satellite photographs of a suspected nuclear industrial site in Iran demonstrated its intention to develop atomic weapons
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6258618

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ElBaradei: No Sign of Nuke Activity at New Iran Site:

The U.N. nuclear watchdog has found no sign of nuclear-related activity at a site in Iran called Parchin that several U.S. officials said may be linked to secret atom bomb research, Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6267460

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The death and disorientation of the children of Gaza :

In their homes, in the street, in UN-run schools, Palestinian youth are not safe from Israeli bullets
education.guardian.co.uk/schoolsworldwide/story/0,14062,1306747,00.html

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Juan Cole: Sharon Repudiates the Road Map:

Sharon insists on acting unilaterally, intends to occupy the Palestinian population indefinitely, and intends to permanently incorporate much of the West Bank, conquered in 1967, into Israel, while leaving the Palestinian population stateless.
www.juancole.com/2004_09_01_juancole_archive.html#109531639670576773

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New Charges Raise Questions on Abuse at Afghan Prisons:

Sgt. James P. Boland, a reserve military police soldier from Cincinnati, watched as a subordinate beat an Afghan prisoner, Mullah Habibullah, 30, the brother of a former Taliban commander, according to a military charge sheet released recently
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/17/international/asia/17afghan.html?hp

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CIA and Bush need to answer questions about 'ghost detainees' at Abu Ghraib :

Last week, we learned that the CIA apparently has the ability to hide prisoners from the outside world ˜ for reasons one can only speculate about ˜ and then simply refuse to say anything about these people for government investigations.
www.superiorwi.com/placed/index.php?sect_rank=4&story_id=182595

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Kerry accuses Cheney of war profit:

JOHN KERRY's Democratic election campaign accused Vice-President Dick Cheney of making money from the Iraq war through his links to the Halliburton company, in a new television advert.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10802217%255E401,00.html

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Halliburton hurt in Iraq? Try Brazil;

Halliburton this year must settle billions of dollars in asbestos claims, address a shareholder class action over accounting issues and deal with an investigation of a joint venture in Nigeria.
www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Foreign/FI18Dh05.html

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Cartoon: G W. Bush, A War Hero?
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Federal judge orders Pentagon to find Bush records :

A federal judge has ordered the Pentagon to find and make public by next week any unreleased files about President Bush‚s Vietnam-era Air National Guard service to resolve a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Associated Press.
www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=14054

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New Greg Palast Documentary Highlights How Bush's Military Records Were Purged
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/17/1348234

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In case you missed it:

The Bush Family Fortunes:

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

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Not before November:

The Bush administration's bid to bring the Iraqi resistance to heel before the US presidential elections are destined to failure
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/708/re9.htm

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State of disgrace: And so it has begun.

The rigging of the presidential election is formally underway˜and somehow it comes as no surprise that it begins in Florida, under the governorship of Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush‚s younger brother
www.missoulanews.com/News/News.asp?no=4326

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International Monitors Have Landed Here:

The Bush-Kerry race might not, at first glance, seem to have much in common with tumultuous past elections in places such as Haiti, Nicaragua and East Timor. But come Nov. 3, the United States will share a distinction with those countries: It will join the ranks of nations whose elections were overseen by international monitors.
www.magicvalley.com/news/worldnation/index.asp?StoryID=10625

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Forced Contributions to GOP?:

Employees of the Republican-controlled Philadelphia Parking Authority said they were told by their superiors to contribute to the GOP, or risk losing their jobs
abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/print_09142004_nw_parkingauthority.html

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Matt Lauer, Your Pants Are On Fire :

Kitty Kelly points out just how pathetic our news media is!
gadflyer.com/flytrap/index.php?Week=200438#804

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Insurgents in Iraq appear more powerful than ever :

Two years ago, the head of the Arab League was scolded by many for predicting that “the gates of hell‰ would be unleashed if President Bush proceeded with his threat to invade Iraq.
www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20040916/1a_iraqcover16x.art.htm?POE=click-refer

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Evil empire:

The ongoing carnage has made it easier for the Americans and Israelis to commit more crimes against the Palestinians and Iraqis than anytime before. No one is being called to account. No one is keeping count.
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/708/op4.htm

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Inside Darfur:

A Photo Essay
www.counterpunch.org/mariner09162004.html

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On Death Row, a Battle Over the Fatal Cocktail:

Edward L. Harper, the last man to be executed in this state, took 12 minutes to die.
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/16/national/16lethal.html?ex=
1253073600&en=41aeb2e97c063603&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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Exporting America's Prison Problems:

In 1997 a 29-year-old schizophrenic inmate named Michael Valent was stripped naked and strapped to a restraining chair by Utah prison staff because he refused to take a pillowcase off his head. Shortly after he was released some sixteen hours later, Valent collapsed and died from a blood clot that blocked an artery to his heart.
www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040524&s=frosch

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Date: 16 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 160 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Iraq war illegal, says Annan :

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the BBC the US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6908.htm

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U.S. Intelligence Shows Pessimism on Iraq's Future:

A classified National Intelligence Estimate outlines three possibilities for Iraq through the end of 2005, with the worst case being developments that could lead to civil war, the officials said. The most favorable outcome described is an Iraq whose stability would remain tenuous in political, economic and security terms.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6915.htm

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Far graver than Vietnam :

Most senior US military officers now believe the war on Iraq has turned into a disaster on an unprecedented scale
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6909.htm

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Sidney Blumenthal: The “war is lost”:

Military experts say they see no exit from the Iraq debacle — and that the war is helping al-Qaida.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6914.htm

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US media covers up U.S. war crimes in Iraq:

Every day, US military forces in Iraq are attacking civilian populations in a calculated effort to drown a growing popular insurgency in blood.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6913.htm

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US gives conflicting accounts of rocket attack that killed 13 dead:

The US military's accounts of incidents in which it claims to have targeted insurgents but only civilians have died are frequently discredited by Arab television pictures of the incident which US officers apparently do not watch before issuing statements.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=562235

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Press Reports on U.S. Casualties:

About 17,000 Short, UPI Says : Nearly 17,000 service members medically evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan are absent from public Pentagon casualty reports commonly cited by newspapers, according to military data reviewed by United Press International.
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000630846

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A campaign for the cowardly : High Crimes and Misdemeanours:

The doctrine of pre-emption spat in the face of the United Nations and its Security Council, it sought to make a mockery of the United Nations charter and a complete joke of the tribunal of Nuremberg.
sydney.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=46266&group=webcast

tinyurl.com/4qavd

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More deaths in Iraq as clashes continue:

Bombings and running street battles in five Iraqi cities have resulted in at least four deaths and dozens of injuries.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DB113C22-AA21-4734-9B2D-0885C0C88CBC.htm

tinyurl.com/5rwc8

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Gunmen Kidnap Two Americans, Briton in Baghdad
olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6255658

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Judge Orders U.S. to Open Iraq Records:

Suggesting the government was acting as if it had something to hide, a federal judge Wednesday gave Washington one month to release records related to the treatment of prisoners in Iraq.
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040915_1590.html

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Iraq rebuilding efforts 'pitiful':

A cross-party committee of the US Congress has criticised the Bush administration for the slow progress of reconstruction in Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3661588.stm

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The Presidential War Path:

In war-peace matters, presidential rule has virtually replaced the rule of law in America. No signs of change appear: Senator Kerry and President Bush agree that a president may launch preemptive attacks, use nuclear weapons, terminate treaties, and initiate wars.
www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/lovinger1.html

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Oppose War, Not Just Bush:

I can guarantee that unless we start organizing again right now to stop this war, it will be like starting all over again the day after the inauguration, no matter who is the US president.
www.counterpunch.org/jacobs09152004.html

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Kiwi troops coming home :

New Zealand's troops are pulling out of Iraq under a cloak of secrecy as security deteriorates in the battle to control the war-torn country.
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/print/0,1478,3035130a10,00.html

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US may run out of guard and reserve troops for “war on terrorism”: report
www.spacewar.com/2004/040915201050.ed58ojoi.html

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Who seized Simona Torretta? :

This Iraqi kidnapping has the mark of an undercover police operation
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1305523,00.html

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Australian kidnapping update:

Lest anyone breathe a sigh of relief, there are some features to this story that I think you should consider.
simplyappalling.blogspot.com/2004/09/australian-kidnapping-update.html

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Riverbend: Iraqi Girl Blog: Fahrenheit 9/11:

The number of Iraqis dead since March 2003 is by now at least eight times the number of people who died in the World Trade Center.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_09_01_riverbendblog_archive.html#109524578940723400

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Woman arrested after interrupting Laura Bush speech:

Sue Niederer had refused to leave the rally and demanded to know why her son was killed in Iraq.
www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-09-16-laura-bush-speech_x.htm

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The secret nuclear war:

Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even killed US troops. But Washington and its allies have tried to cover up this outrage because the chief culprit is the US itself
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/16/1095320893003.html

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Terrorism: What exactly are we witnessing?:

Terrorism can work. – States know how effective it is, which is why so many of them employ it as a method against their political opponents.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/09/10/1094789685700.html

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John Pilger hears Blair echo Mussolini:

The terrorism of groups and individuals, however horrific, is tiny by comparison with that of states.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6910.htm

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Israeli Army Kills Five Men and a Young Girl: :,

The Israeli Army attacked a home in Nablus, West of the Old City, killing five men and an 11 year-old girl. Medical examiners have stated that evidence suggests the men were executed. The girl was fatally shot while in her home with her family.
www.palsolidarity.org/DesktopModules/Articles/ArticlesView.aspx?
TabID=0&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en-US&ItemID=439&mid=10344

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Sadism on Checkpoints: Israeli Soldiers Force a Palestinian to Drink Urine!:

The Israeli daily Ma'ariv newspaper reported the story of a Palestinian worker, Sameeh, who was forced by the Israeli soldiers, manning the Abu Dees checkpoint to choose between having his hands and legs broken or drinking the soldiers' urine!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6912.htm

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Why Zionism Is Bad News For Jews:

I'm saddened by current Israeli treatment of Palestinians because it ignores three important historical lessons. I believe that Jewish people have suffered enough and that, unless Israel changes its policies, they will suffer more in the future.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6911.htm

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In case you missed it:

Israeli Sins and Jewish Redemption :

How is it that the experience of death and desolation in the Holocaust, the great Jewish redemptive tradition of justice, has not propelled more, far more, Israelis to speak up on the treatment of the Palestinians?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3740.htm

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In case you missed it:

Why Orthodox Jews are opposed to the Zionist “State”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1506.htm

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Poll: Americans Suspicious of AIPAC Activities:

A recent public opinion poll showed that majority of American citizens of all ages and backgrounds strongly believe the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) acts as a foreign agent for the Israeli government.
www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2004/2004_09/086.html

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Americans Think AIPAC Should Register as a Foreign Agent:

A new Council for the National Interest/Zogby poll shows that Americans of all backgrounds and ages strongly believe it acts as a foreign agent for the Israeli government and should be registered as a foreign agent and lose its tax exempt status.
releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=36319

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Attempt on Afghan President's Life Fails:

Apparent Assassination Attempt on Afghan President Karzai Fails When Rocket Misses Helicopter
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040916_444.html

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Taliban threaten Afghan presidential candidates, pledge more attacks
snipurl.com/94be

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Iran dismisses new nuke site charge as “lie”:

A senior U.S. official has said satellite photographs of a suspected nuclear industrial site in Iran demonstrate its intention to develop atomic weapons, an allegation Tehran has dismissed as “a new lie”.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=584844&section=news

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US debates military strikes on 'nuclear Iran' :

The Bush administration's warnings that it will not “tolerate” a nuclear-armed Iran have opened up a lively policy debate in Washington over the merits of military strikes against the Islamic republic's nuclear programme.
news.ft.com/cms/s/eed88be8-0741-11d9-9672-00000e2511c8.html

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Israel, not Iran, is wild card in explosive Middle East pack
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1305543,00.html

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Meet the New Villain:

The Neo-cons Threaten Syria:
www.counterpunch.com/landau09162004.html

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One Man‚s Democracy Is Another Man‚s Chains:

The Untold Story of Aristide‚s Departure From Haiti
www.blackcommentator.com/105/105_pina.html

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Bush Documents : For The Record:

Knox says she didn‚t type these memos, but she says she did type ones that contained the same information.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/15/60II/main643768.shtml

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Who Is ŒBuckhead‚? Kerry Assaulter Seemed Prepped:

If the Killian papers are a set-up, meant to discredit, distract, deflect (all of which they‚ve done splendidly, whoever‚s behind them), he knows who‚s waiting in the weeds around the bend: people who will stop at nothing.
observer.com/pages/frontpage3.asp

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Guarding Bush: Did Karl Rove Leak Forged Documents to 60 Minutes?:

If you think this sounds like a nutty conspiracy theory, you probably haven't been following Karl Rove's career; a career replete with dirty tricks and sophisticated, preemptive political strikes.
www.wbai.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3552&Itemid=0

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Taking Dives for the Bush Mob:

I used to have sympathy for Colin Powell, the supposed adult among the neocon kindergartners who pushed this nation into war in Iraq. Now I see him merely as a boxer who has taken one too many dives. And he has been doing so to protect a no-good mob.
thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?bid=3&pid=1816

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An unsavory character on Bush team:

Richard Perle, a foreign policy guru who has oozed his way through Republican administrations for two decades making a fortune as he went, has met his match in Conrad Black, the former head of Hollinger International, the U.S.-based newspaper conglomerate.
www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20040913/news_mz1e13golds.html

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Jimmy Breslin: Making call on sham of political polling:

Anybody who believes these national political polls are giving you facts is a gullible fool.
www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/columnists/ny-nybres163973220sep16,0,5538561.column

snipurl.com/94b6

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Jury Convicts 2 Men of Election Fraud:

A Kentucky businessman was found guilty Thursday of election fraud for orchestrating a scheme to buy votes from impoverished mountain residents in two races in 2002.
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040916_1118.html

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Teachers Lose Tax Breaks for Supplies :

Because of a budget crunch, California has suspended a tax credit that reimbursed teachers up to $1,500 for classroom supplies. Meanwhile, a $250 federal tax deduction for teachers that helped defray out-of-pocket spending expired this year.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&u=/ap/school_supplies&printer=1

snipurl.com/94b8

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Date: 15 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 159 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Iraq: a descent into civil war?

It is beginning to look like, and feel like, civil war.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6905.htm

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13 Killed In Fresh clashes near Baghdad:
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10781417%255E1702,00.html

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Car bomb kills 2 south of Baghdad :

A car bomb exploded in a town south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing two people and wounding 10, the latest in a spate of attacks that have killed some 150 people in the last four days.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=538929.html

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Six U.S. soldiers killed in separate attacks in Iraq :

Military officials say six American soldiers have been killed in attacks since midday yesterday.
www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2267524

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Iraq anarchy grows:

IRAQ is in anarchy and seriously risks becoming a failed state such as warlord-run Somalia, analysts say.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10777783%255E663,00.html

tinyurl.com/4mnjg

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Slippage of control in Iraq makes a mockery of power hand-over :

The prospect of a “super rogue state”, as raised in recent days by Iraq‚s new UN ambassador Samir Sum-aida'ie, is no longer a distant nightmare but an approaching possibility.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1080302004

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Powell admits that some in US intelligence knew WMD intelligence on Iraq was suspect:

US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday he was disappointed that some groups within American intelligence knew that sourcing of information used to justify the invasion of Iraq was suspect but did not inform the authorities.
www.spacewar.com/2004/040913183929.04kytqzj.html

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In case you missed it:

Reviewing The Lies:

Video: Colin L. Powell, Remarks to the United Nations Security Council
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3710.htm

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War Or Terror: What's Worse?:

The 30,000 killed since 9/11 is more than the number of people killed in terrorist acts in the last 35 years – studies show 22,000 people have been killed in terrorist incidents since 1968.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/851152.cms

tinyurl.com/5veao

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Ex-Feds Blast 9-11 Panel and Bush:

Government agencies roasted for screw-ups in war on “terror”
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0436/mondo3.php

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Breakup of Iraq into three countries a possibility: Powell :

A civil war in Iraq followed by its breakup into three countries on sectarian lines is a possibility but may not happen, US Secretary of State Colin Powell, has said.
www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/003200409131654.htm

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Autumn in Iraq, when death grows on trees:

Look upwards into the branches of the eucalyptus or date palms above any of Iraq's all-too-frequent suicide bombs and gobbets of flesh or intestines hang from branches.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10777685^2703,00.html

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Bush downplays violence in Iraq :

US President George W. Bush downplayed on Tuesday the deadly unrest in Iraq after a car bombing in central Baghdad killed more than 50 people.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/15/content_1983178.htm

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Molly Ivins : Iraq Outrage :

A curious double distortion in the media mirror, as the situation in Iraq unravels before our eyes. Iraq gets less media play for two reasons — one an old media fault, and the other political.
www.maxlogan.com/ivins.0915.htm

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219 GIs Wounded In Past Week:

More than 200 U.S. troops were wounded in Iraq in the past week, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the total since the invasion was launched in March 2003 is now 7,245.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/14/iraq/main643404.shtml

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To War Or Canada:

One Young U.S. Soldier Died In Iraq, The Other Deserted The Same Unit And Went North. One died by his, and is a hero to his country. The other lives with his decision, and has become tolerant to the taunts of cowardice from his countrymen.
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Thane_Burnett/2004/09/12/626003.html

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'No proof' of Iranian nuclear weapons programme :

Speaking to reporters ahead of a closed door meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors about Iran, Mohammed ElBaradei said there was no smoking gun to back US claims that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons.
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1304406,00.html

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US's impasse over a 'nuclear' Iran :

No one bothers to ask why a nuclear Israel is not a threat to Iran, or why a nuclear Iran's paramount purpose would be to threaten Israel, knowing full well the implications of such threats for its own survival.
atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FI14Ak02.html

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Sharon hints that Arafat may be killed :

Ariel Sharon has threatened that Yasser Arafat will meet the same fate as Hamas leaders who were assassinated earlier this year by the Israeli military.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6907.htm

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Israel: Officials may take action against rabbi who threatened PM :

Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi on Wednesday said police officials were meeting with the State Prosecution to discuss the possibility of initiating criminal proceedings against a rabbi who said he would be willing to hold a ritual calling for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's death.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/477956.html

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Uri Avnery: “God Wills It!‰:

A religious doctrine that calls for the killing of civilians in the name of God is very serious. Such a decree signed by the rabbis of the “Arrangement Yeshivot‰ is tenfold worse. May God protect us from those who would speak in His name.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6906.htm

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U.S. agrees to help Israel relocate military bases:

Financing the move may cost the United States as much as $350 million.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/477603.html

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Israel agrees payouts to squatters:

Families will reportedly receive $200,000-$500,000: Jewish settlements in Gaza and the West Bank are considered illegal under international law
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3654494.stm

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AIPAC Subject Of Grand Jury:

A federal grand jury is expected to begin interviewing people in connection to the investigation, which is believed to center on a Pentagon official suspected of passing on classified documents on to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=nir200409151143

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Israelis arrested on 9/11 sue U.S. :

The four, Paul and Sylvian Kurcheil, Omer Marmari and Vyron Shmuel, claim that their arrests were illegal, and that they were held for months while they were interrogated and tortured.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/478089.html

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Congress chastises Syria on human rights :

The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution expressing concern about human rights in Syria.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=538780.html

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Papers Say Kremlin Mounting a 'Coup':

President Vladimir Putin's plan to fight terrorism by seeking stronger Kremlin control over society is “a coup” that shows “disregard for the Constitution,” Russian newspapers said Tuesday.
www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2004/09/15/002.html

 
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Basayev Puts Russia in a No-Win Situation:

Russia is the first country in history to fight terrorism by scrapping democratic elections. I'm referring to President Vladimir Putin's proposal to cancel direct elections of regional leaders and the election of State Duma deputies from single-mandate districts.
www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2004/09/15/007.html

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Eight killed as militants clash with Pakistani troops :

At least eight people were killed as Pakistani security forces clashed with militants believed linked to Al-Qaeda in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, local officials said.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/106651/1/.html

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Americans Found Guilt Of Torture:

The three-judge panel sentenced accused ringleader Jonathan Idema, a former soldier with a past fraud conviction, and his right-hand man, Brent Bennett, to 10 years in jail.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4496707,00.html

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Russia threat unsettles Georgia:

The country is worried it will become the first place where Moscow will carry out its threat of preventive strikes.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3654110.stm

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Powell: Russia Pulling Back on Democratic Reform:

Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Tuesday he was concerned that sweeping political changes to fight terrorism proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin would erode Russia's democratic reforms.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6233883

tinyurl.com/3wub8

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Bashir points finger at Australia and US:

Abu Bakar Bashir, the jailed alleged spiritual head of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah, said he suspected Australia and the US were behind last week's embassy bombing in Jakarta.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/14/1094927583557.html

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In case you missed it:

How US trained butchers of Timor : Exclusive:

Washington trained death squads in secret while Britain has spent £1m helping Indonesian army
www.guardian.co.uk/indonesia/Story/0,2763,200713,00.html

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Contractor's Bag Full of Explosives at JFK:

A government contractor brought highly explosive Soviet munitions on his trip home from Afghanistan that were not detected until he arrived at John F. Kennedy airport, federal officials said.
www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/9663744.htm

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Children of Laos tribe 'butchered by soldiers':

Laotian forces have been accused of raping, disembowelling and murdering children belonging to the minority Hmong tribe in a campaign of state-sponsored terror.
news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=561439&host=3&dir=71

tinyurl.com/5wzr2

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Blair warns of climate change catastrophe :

Tony Blair warned today that time was “running out” to avert the human and economic catastrophe of unchecked climate change.
www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,12374,1304273,00.html

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In “The Land Of The Free” Dissent Can Be Dangerous:

In this topsy-turvy world, advocating peace puts a nation‚s troops in danger, while rooting for war does not, it seems.
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=51456&d=14&m=9&y=2004

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U.S. Falling Behind in Education :

A growing number of nations are doing a better job than the United States in getting young people through high school and college, a study found.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040914/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/education_compared

tinyurl.com/4pesd

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Date: 14 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 158 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Kitty Kelly: Don't mess with the Bushes :

Nothing will stand in the way of these people winning. Nothing. You start out looking at the Bush family like it's The Donna Reed Show and then you see it's The Sopranos. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6904.htm

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'He's just sleeping, I kept telling myself'

On Sunday, 13 Iraqis were killed and dozens injured in Baghdad when US helicopters fired on a crowd of unarmed civilians. G2 columnist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who was injured in the attack, describes the scene of carnage – and reveals just how lucky he was to walk away.

This is a must read www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6901.htm

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Latest Pictures From Iraq:

Civilians Killed As Dawn Battle Erupts In Baghdad tinyurl.com/6l5c8

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Car bomb kills 47 in Baghdad:

A huge explosion has torn through a crowded market close to a Baghdad police headquarters building, killing at least 47 people in the deadliest single attack in the capital in six months www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=583135&section=news

tinyurl.com/5hqkg

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Gunmen open fire on minibus carrying policemen killing 12:

Gunmen in two cars opened fire Tuesday on a van carrying policemen home from work, killing 11 officers and a civilian cbsnewyork.com/international/Iraq-Shooting-ai/resources_news_html

tinyurl.com/5wd2x

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Six killed in US assault south of Baghdad: doctor:

Six Iraqi villagers were killed and seven wounded when US troops destroyed four homes in Snaidijeh, south of Baghdad, police and medics said. story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&e=3&u=/afp/20040913/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_unrest_snaidijeh_040913161845

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Baghdad news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3493766

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One US soldier killed, five injured in attack in Iraq's Mosul news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/14/content_1982254.htm

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Ambulance torn apart in Fallujah as US launches 'precision' strikes:

Video film showed a Red Crescent ambulance torn apart by an explosion. A hospital official said the driver, a paramedic and five patients had been killed by the blast. news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=561410

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Many killed in US attacks on Ramadi, Falluja:

US snipers have killed at least 11 people in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, while air strikes on nearby Falluja town have left 18 people dead. english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/19287CF7-A5CE-4D8F-988B-F3CB37B6F1FF.htm

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US troops face new torture claims :

Allegations that American soldiers routinely tortured and maltreated detainees have emerged from a third Iraqi city, renewing fears that abuse similar to that inflicted in Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad has been systematic and widespread. www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1304042,00.html

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Iraq Oil Pipeline Junction Blown Up :

Saboteurs blew up a junction where multiple oil pipelines cross the Tigris River in northern Iraq on Tuesday, setting off a chain reaction in power generation systems that left the entire country without power, officials said. www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4494355,00.html

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2 Australians, 2 Asians kidnapped in Iraq: TV :

“We tell the infidels of Australia that they have 24 hours to leave Iraq or the two Australians will be killed without a second chance,” the statement said. news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/14/content_1979442.htm

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Australia will not negotiate with terrorists: parties www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200409/s1198726.htm

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SAS sent for hostage crisis:

A SPECIAL Air Service team last night flew out for Iraq as part of a contingency plan to rescue hostages should a claim that two Australian security guards have been kidnapped by terrorists be substantiated. www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10770207%255E401,00.html

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U.S. Asks Spain to Clarify Zapatero's Iraq Remarks:

The United States has sought clarification from Spain of remarks by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero which suggested other countries should follow Madrid's example and pull out their troops from Iraq. www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6229159

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The Media Drops the Ball:

Iraq Situation Worse than Reported www.wqow.com/news/articles/article_1533.shtml

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30,000 Killed In Iraq and Powell Says :

Iraq's WMD may not be found :

“It turned out that we have not found any stockpiles. I think it is unlikely that we will find any stockpiles,” Powell said at a hearing of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-09/14/content_1979413.htm

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Turkey Threatens To Stop Cooperating With U.S. In Iraq :

Turkey, a key NATO ally of the United States, on Monday warned it would halt all cooperation in Iraq if US forces continued attacking the mostly Turkmen populated Iraqi town of Tall Afar, www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=27069

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Bush's Lost Year :

By deciding to invade Iraq, the Bush Administration decided not to do many other things: not to reconstruct Afghanistan, not to deal with the threats posed by North Korea and Iran, and not to wage an effective war on terror. An inventory of opportunities lost www.cpe-sf.com/ruthgroup/downloads/FallowsAtlantic.htm

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Financial Times: Time to consider Iraq withdrawal:

The core question to be addressed is this: is the continuing presence of US military forces in Iraq part of the solution or part of the problem? fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/ft6.htm

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Rebels Down Chopper, 2 Killed:

Chechen rebels shot down a Mi-24 helicopter near Grozny, and its two crewmembers were killed in the crash, Interfax reported Monday. www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2004/09/14/012.html

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Russia threat unsettles Georgia:

The country is worried it will become the first place where Moscow will carry out its threat of preventive strikes. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3654110.stm

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Sharon pledges Arafat expulsion: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has again said that Israel will expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from the Palestinian territories. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3654928.stm

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Israel asks US to pay for Israeli bases as troops withdraw from West Bank:

“The estimated cost is 350 million dollars,” the agency said. www.spacewar.com/2004/040913225934.n7mckodd.html

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Kitty Kelly: Don't mess with the Bushes :

Nothing will stand in the way of these people winning. Nothing. You start out looking at the Bush family like it's The Donna Reed Show and then you see it's The Sopranos. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6904.htm

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Bush Campaign Peddles Lies, Fear; Anything To Get The Man Re-Elected:

Bush hides from the truth, Cheney preaches fear and the American media largely ignore the important issues and stick to the administration's agenda of deception and diversion. Into mid-September the strategy is working and Karl Rove, the president's political brain, could not be happier. www.niagarafallsreporter.com/gallagher180.html

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Cuba breaks ties with Panama over bomb pardon:

Cuba cut diplomatic ties with Panama on Thursday after its outgoing leader pardoned four Cuban exiles who plotted to kill President Fidel Castro in 2000. Three of the plotters were Cuban-born U.S. citizens and on their release they flew directly to a small airport in Miami www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N26604260.htm

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Moussaoui can question captives :

Alleged terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui may submit written questions to three Al-Qaida captives in search of evidence showing he knew nothing about the Sept. 11 plot, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. www.startribune.com/stories/1576/4979058.html

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Bush's agenda could top $3 trillion:

This year's federal budget deficit will reach a record $422 billion, and the government is expected to accumulate $2.3 trillion in new debt over the next 10 years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported last week. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5993702/

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9/11 pollution 'could cause more deaths than attack':

The US government study provides the latest evidence of a systematic cover-up of the health toll from pollution after the 9/11 disaster, which doctors fear will cause more deaths than the attacks themselves. news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=560842

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TSA tells Vietnam vet he‚s a security threat:

Bilal Mahmud is “bewildered.‰ He received a letter earlier this month that put his life on hold. Mahmud, an African American Muslim and a family man what happened to due process and why he was commanded to surrender his commercial driver‚s license — in effect his livelihood. www.atlantavoice.com/AV_Newsfront.htm

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Racial profiling on rise in US :

Amnesty International has found that approximately one of every nine Americans has been victimized by racial profiling and that state and federal agencies, under the guise of fighting terrorism, have expanded the use of this degrading, discriminatory and dangerous practice. www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=31BDEDADCDF0198A85256F0F0047D8E7

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Pentagon Revives Memory Project :

It's been seven months since the Pentagon pulled the plug on LifeLog, its controversial project to archive almost everything about a person. But now, the Defense Department seems ready to revive large portions of the program under a new name. www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,64911,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1

snipurl.com/92fd

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Reasons to Repeal the PATRIOT Act:

Any Act of Congress that allows governments to spy on U.S. citizens for “intelligence gathering,‰ or even for “criminal suspicion‰ and without warrant, is a direct threat to individual liberty. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6902.htm

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Censored 2005:

The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2003-2004 www.projectcensored.org/publications/2005/index.html

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Medical costs eat at Social Security:

Americans 65 and older can expect to spend a large and growing share of their Social Security checks on Medicare premiums and expenses, previously undisclosed federal data show. snipurl.com/92fg

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The Truth About Importing Prescription Drugs :

Here's one where Bush pulls out the FEAR card (hey, it works for everything else). He got FDA Official, Lester Crawford, to say that tampering with prescription drugs imported from Canada could be a way for terrorists to attack Americans. www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6903.htm

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Date: 13 Sep 2004

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1 YEAR & 157 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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This is a must watch video

Video: Hijacking Catastrophe :

Documentary featuring Noam Chomsky, Chalmers Johnson, Tariq Ali, and many more experts speaking about the Neo-Con agenda and the cloud of fear which the Neo-Cons have settled over America.

This is a must watch video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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Violence Sweeps Iraq, Killing 110:

At least 110 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday in a sharp escalation of violence that saw gun battles, car bombs and bombardments rock the capital.
olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6213072

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Ambulance hit as US planes pound Falluja:

US forces have launched air strikes on the Iraqi town of Falluja, killing up to 18 people, including women, children and an ambulance driver.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/19287CF7-A5CE-4D8F-988B-F3CB37B6F1FF.htm

tinyurl.com/5pqws

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Iraqis Mourn Their Dead Away from Media Glare:

According to statistics compiled by Iraq's Health Ministry, 3,186 civilian Iraqis have been killed since April of this year alone, in violence and lawlessness across the country.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6219199

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Patrick J. Buchanan: A peace bloodier than war:

The Congress may have given the president a blank check, but this nation never signed up for an endless war to make Iraq safe for democracy. Nor will Americans pay an endless price in blood to achieve it.
www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40423

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Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President:

The inability to take responsibility makes Bush genuinely unable to lead: he can bully others and seem to act decisively, but he retreats from threatened confrontation (he says “bring em on‰ only when embedded behind the Secret Service thousands of miles away from the battle).
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6899.htm

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Bush family history shows a dark past unseen by most:

Few would argue that trust, like democracy, is earned and not inherited. So how is it that we've missed the lessons of four generations of Bush family history?
www.news-miner.com/Stories/0,1413,113~7252~2397258,00.html

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Andrew Greeley: Voters have no choice on Iraq :

Bush's suggestion that the ''insurgents'' are mostly Arab troublemakers who have sneaked into Iraq is laughable. He has created in Iraq a nation of terrorists who will come back to haunt us.
www.suntimes.com/output/greeley/cst-edt-greel10.html

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Poll: Americans Resigned To Terror:

Seven in ten Americans say Americans will always have to live with the threat of terrorism in the U.S. Just a quarter thinks the U.S. can someday eliminate the threat of terrorism.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/10/opinion/polls/main642693.shtml?cmp=EM8707

tinyurl.com/3lyvs

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How George Bush bankrupted the war on terror:

Are we safer after invading Iraq? No. Would we be safer if we'd spent the hundreds of billions the war has cost on improving our own security at home? Yes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6900.htm

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Chalabi aide in Israel:

Al-Alusi, who heads the Iraqi interim government's “de-Baathification” campaign, voiced a desire to normalise relations with Israel, says Israeli press sources.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/229D9384-A8E8-4E95-B566-5551324E4B28.htm

tinyurl.com/5knem

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Portrait of a neo-con:

When poor intelligence started making life difficult for United States troops early in the Iraq war, a top commander had nasty things to say about Douglas Feith, the No 3 civilian in the Pentagon. But to write off Feith as an idiot would be a serious mistake.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FI14Aa02.html

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In case you missed it:

Carter's Crusade:

Jimmy Carter explains how the Christian right isn't Christian at all.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6897.htm

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Marine convicted of abusing inmate gets clemency:

A Marine from northwest Ohio has been granted clemency four months after pleading guilty to giving electric shocks to an Iraqi prisoner he was guarding.
www.wchstv.com/newsroom/oh/news2.shtml

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Bush team 'knew of abuse' at Guantánamo :

Evidence of prisoner abuse and possible war crimes at Guantánamo Bay reached the highest levels of the Bush administration as early as autumn 2002, but Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, chose to do nothing about it
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1303105,00.html

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Rumsfeld's dirty war on terror :

In an explosive extract from his new book, Seymour Hersh reveals how, in a fateful decision that led to the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, the US defence secretary gave the green light to a secret unit authorised to torture terrorist suspects
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6898.htm

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Israel warns on weapons:

ISRAEL warned yesterday that Iran could be in a position to develop nuclear weapons without outside help within six months.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10756987%255E663,00.html

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The scenes at Beslan weren't so unfamiliar:

I do not claim to understand the mentality of a terrorist willing to sacrifice children. However, as a Chechen and a doctor with firsthand experience of the war, I can offer some context into what turns ordinary people into extremists willing to commit such atrocities.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=538399.html

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Speeches ignore impending U.S. debt disaster :

No mention of fiscal gap estimated as high as $72 trillion
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/09/12/MNG2S8NOI21.DTL

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Date: 12 Sep 2004

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1,000 Iraqi rebels, civilians dead in urban warfare, Najaf leader says:

Three weeks of urban warfare killed at least 1,000 Iraqi rebels and civilians, the governor of this battle-weary city said Saturday in his first estimate of the death toll since the standoff ended two weeks ago.
www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9639996.htm

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Video:

U.S. Gunship Kills Iraqi Civilians And Journalist
www.informationclearinghouse.info/articlee6896.htm

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U.S. Gunship Fires on Crowd;

The Health Ministry said the worst casualties were in Baghdad, where 37 were killed, and in Tal Afar near the Syrian border where 51 people died.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6212636

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Iraqi civilians caught in raging battles:

At least 42 people, including women and children, have died in a day of fierce clashes. In Ramadi, US tanks and helicopters killed 10 Iraqi civilians when they opened fire on a residential district, a doctor said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CAE23009-521E-4C11-AAA9-1945D4187D14.htm

tinyurl.com/4uyop

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Three Polish soldiers killed in Iraq :

At least three more Poles were injured in the attack
www.boston.com/dailynews/256/world/Three_Polish_soldiers_killed_i:.shtml

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Turkey reacts with fury to massive US assault on northern Iraqi city:

The US military assault on Tal Afar, an ethnically Turkmen city in northern Iraq, has provoked a furious reaction from the Turkish government which is demanding the US call off the attack.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=560815

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One man's resistance: 'Why I turned against America' :

'There is no greater shame than to see your country occupied'
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1302718,00.html

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Frustrated U.S. disbands the Fallujah Brigade :

The controversial Iraqi military force formed by U.S. Marines in a last-ditch effort to pacify the restive city of Fallujah has been officially disbanded
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002032751_iraqdig11.html

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Fallujah: an Iraqi Beslan: Fallujah is an Iraqi Beslan.

The only difference is that the cameras aren't rolling.
www.counterpunch.org/whitney09112004.html

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Al Qaida 'Duped Allies into Waging War' :

Sir Jeremy Greenstock‚s comments appeared to give some credence to the argument of critics of the Iraq War that the US and UK played into al Qaida‚s hands by launching last year‚s invasion.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3482358

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War vote a mistake : 'I really feel like I was misled' :

U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas, told a Northern Kentucky audience that his vote to authorize that war was the one he most regretted during his three terms in Congress.
www.cincypost.com/2004/09/11/lucas09-11-2004.html

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Colin Powell in four-letter neo-con 'crazies' row :

A furious row has broken out over claims in a new book by BBC broadcaster James Naughtie that US Secretary of State Colin Powell described neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as '*ucking crazies' during the build-up to war in Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1302834,00.html

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This is a must watch video

Video: Hijacking Catastrophe :

Documentary featuring Noam Chomsky, Chalmers Johnson, Tariq Ali, and many more experts speaking about the Neo-Con agenda and the cloud of fear which the Neo-Cons have settled over America.

This is a must watch video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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Seven dead in Herat protests:

At least seven supporters of a deposed Afghan governor have been killed in pitched battles with police in the streets of Herat.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/63DC4F6D-83B9-43E6-9C23-72F545FADC3B.htm

tinyurl.com/3q9we

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U.S. signals it may not rule out attack on Iran:

Undersecretary of State John Bolton, was asked during a brief visit to Israel if the United States could consider such an attack.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L12505553.htm

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Iran expects EU to keep his words :

In a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, Rowhani said that Iran abides by the Tehran declaration and expects the European partners to honor their undertakings.
diplomacymonitor.com/stu/dm.nsf/dn/dn4A36FC14B88E7BB185256F08003C8386

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In case you missed it:

AIPAC, The fly in the ointment of Iran-US relations:

June 18, 1996: When House Ways and Means staffers began hard bargaining recently over a bill aimed at penalizing foreign firms doing business with Iran, one outside group sat at the table —Aipac, the pro-Israel lobby.
tinyurl.com/6b68l

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Israel: New party urges non-Jews' expulsion:

Dozens of right-wing Israeli leaders have announced the creation of a new political party which founders say will be dedicated to the expulsion of millions of Muslims and Christians from Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3DBAEF08-AB3D-484B-AE66-740BC803DE57.htm

tinyurl.com/48hf8

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Our Beachhead in the Middle East:

Barely larger than New Jersey, Israel is nonetheless the fourth-largest recipient of weapons from the U.S. — since 1993, it has received close to $10 billion in weapons alone. It's quite a deal, considering that the U.S. has indirectly contributed to Israel's 1993-1995 ranking as the world's seventh-largest arms supplier.
www.motherjones.com/news/special_reports/arms/israel.html

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Unmasked: The George W Bush the President Doesn't Want the World To See:

Is President George W Bush, who weaves a narrative about himself as a man of God, actually a charlatan? Is he really a wolf in sheep‚s clothing? Is his faith a sham? Is he more bad boy than born again? More playboy than penitent?
www.sundayherald.com/44773

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Cartoon: Dubya's Commandments
www.light-to-dark.com/dubyas_commandments.html

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Americans in danger are vulnerable to dictatorship:

A thousand dead in Iraq. For what? History's highest budget deficit. For what? George W. Bush has been so reckless with America's lives, wealth and reputation and so stupendously incompetent and untrustworthy overall as to defy belief that anyone but Halliburton and the House of Saud would want him to be elected.
www.sptimes.com/2004/09/12/Columns/Americans_in_danger_a.shtml

tinyurl.com/5jthe

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Why Bush's Surrender – and Kerry's – Matter:

Last week President Bush surrendered the war on terror to al Qaeda. In response, John Kerry went windsurfing, sending out John Edwards and other surrogates to attack Bush before showing up 48 hours later to solemnly assert that he thinks the war can still be won.
gadflyer.com/articles/?ArticleID=204

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America and human rights; Is the United States‚s love affair with human rights over?:

The Iranian lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi writes a heartfelt letter to Eleanor Roosevelt, pioneer of American humanitarianism and commitment to the United Nations.
www.opendemocracy.net/debates/article-3-115-2076.jsp

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