Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of October 2003 – Part 1
Robert Fisk: Oil, War And A Growing Sense Of Panic In The US:

Don't tell me that America would have invaded Iraq if its chief export was beetroot.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4855.htm

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US Cuts Military Aid to Friendly Nations Because they refused to exempt U.S. citizens and soldiers from the jurisdiction of the new International Criminal Court (ICC)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4863.htm

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Fresh bank scandals hit Iraq's Leader In Waiting:

Fresh information has emerged of banking scandals involving the family of the Pentagon's preferred candidate to shape post-war Iraq, Ahmad Chalabi.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/17/1050172708630.html

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White House Not to Declassify More of 9/11 Report:

The White House has said it will not declassify further parts of a congressional report on intelligence failures related to the Sept. 11 attacks, including details of possible foreign involvement in the plot.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030930/pl_nm/attack_inquiry_dc_1

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Euro Nears record high against US dollar:

European currencies initially touched three month highs against the dollar, after weak U S economic news

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=
FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1059480246951&p=1012571727162

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Bomb in Iraq Kills Female U.S. Soldier:

Iraqi police opened fire in downtown Baghdad Wednesday after demonstrators demanding jobs stormed a police station, set fire to two cars and threw stones at officers, police said. A female American soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in Tikrit.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4862.htm

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Bush Orders Full Cooperation in Leaking of Name

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/01/politics/01LEAK.html?ei=
1&en=ca37f40b79f68dda&ex=1065976533&pagewanted=print&position=

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The Novak Column that Exposed a CIA Operative: Mission to Niger

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4856.htm

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Novak Unlikely To Do Time And Vows Not to Give Up Source

Whoever it was who leaked him the name is also unlikely to do jail time, legal experts predicted.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-legal01.html

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The Most Insidious of Traitors:

Karl Rove, senior political advisor to George W. Bush, is a very powerful man. That is not to say he has never been in trouble.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4857.htm

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Lies versus Spies:

Every citizen of this country has a duty to contact their representatives and demand a thorough and independent investigation into the truth.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4858.htm

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Does a Felon Rove the White House?

Allegations are swirling that Karl Rove, senior political adviser to President George W. Bush, may have committed a felony by blowing the cover of a CIA operative

http://alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16867

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The Secrets Clark Kept:

What the General Never Told Us About the Bush Plan for Serial War.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4860.htm

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In case you missed it:

Convoy of Death:

Why have US television stations refused to broadcast this documentary?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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Iraq war's human toll could be felt for decades:

Beyond fatalities, an average of eight American soldiers a day are wounded.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1001/p01s02-woiq.html

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Paul Krugman: Cronies reap Iraqi contracts:

Cronyism is an important factor in the Iraqi reconstruction.

http://www.iht.com/ihtsearch.php?id=111887&owner=(NYT)&date=20030930164222

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In Iraq, epithet shows cultural divide:

World War II had its "krauts," Vietnam had its "gooks," and now, the War on Terrorism has its own dehumanizing name: "hajji. "

http://www.modbee.com/24hour/global/story/1014559p-7124512c.html

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Israelis May Lack Non-Lethal Weapons:

Israeli soldiers sometimes fire live ammunition at Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip because of a shortage of non-lethal weapons, according to a state comptroller's report released Tuesday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3212452,00.html

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A one-state solution:

A unitary Arab-Jewish homeland could bring lasting peace to the Middle East.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4861.htm

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Hamas official: Mossad agents arrested in ''Arab country'' following foiled assassination bid.

http://www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=259969&lang=e&dir=news

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The price of dignity:

Business is imposing virtual slavery in the developing world - and only we, the consumers, can stop it.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4859.htm

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Will your job move to India?:

Millions of U.S. jobs will be exported in the coming decade, forecasters say. Here are the jobs that are especially vulnerable.

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/extra/P62115.asp

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UN Report: 9/11 used as 'excuse' for government repression

http://www.4ni.co.uk/nationalnews.asp?id=20545

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Breaking The Silence:

A hard hitting special video report into the "war on terror" Award winning journalist John Pilger. A Must Watch Documentary.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4851.htm

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Annan: U.S. Ignored Iraq Recommendation

Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday a new U.S. draft resolution on Iraq does not follow his recommendation for a quick transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3219077,00.html

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Annan Outlines Plan For U.N. Role in Iraq

Secretary General Kofi Annan, who last week ordered the withdrawal of most U.N. personnel from Iraq, would be willing to consider having the agency resume its political role there if security improves and the United States speeds up the timetable for handing over greater power to Iraqis

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A25310-2003Sep30?language=printer

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12 dead in clashes with suspected al Qaeda fighters

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4303426

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Two Canadian peacekeepers killed in Afghanistan

http://www.examiner.ie/breaking/2003/10/02/story115800.html

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Three Soldiers Killed in Iraq:

Guerrillas killed three American soldiers in a wave of attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Army said on Thursday, adding urgency to efforts by Washington to garner international help in stabilizing the volatile nation.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3546091

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Calendar of US Military Dead during Iraqi War:

323 US Dead -- 80 British, Iraqi and others, not included.

http://cryptome.org/mil-dead-iqw.htm

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General: 3 to 6 GIs Dying in Iraq a Week:

Nearly six months after the fall of Baghdad, U.S. troops are suffering an average of three to six deaths and 40 wounded every week, the commander of American forces in Iraq said Thursday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3218908,00.html

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US wounded in the shadows:

How many wounded and injured are there? Nobody really knows for sure. Understandably, it is difficult to be precise when more casualties are being created on a near daily basis. But gathering data is difficult for other reasons.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ02Ak01.html

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Unknown illness sweeps US troops:

THE outbreak of pneumonia-like symptoms in US troops serving in Iraq could be the harbinger of a new and potentially enormous wave of Gulf war syndrome cases, according to American veterans' organisations and defence analysts.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/1773.html

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6 killed in factional fighting in Northern Afghanistan:

At least six fighters have been killed and two others injured in fighting between forces of rival commanders in Northern Afghanistan.

http://paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=39996

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Where are the Weapons? "Dateline" SBS. Australia : Broadcast 10/01/03

A leaked interim report from the American-backed investigation team in Iraq suggests that no weapons have been found. More disturbingly, it now seems likely they were long gone before George Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard even began preparing for war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4868.htm

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UN weapons inspectors knew that Iraq no longer possessed WMD

It's not only politicians who are having to justify the basis for war - Senior UN weapons inspectors knew that Saddam Hussein no longer possessed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, as was constantly claimed, yet remained largely mute. "Dateline" SBS. Australia : Broadcast 10/01/03

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4869.htm

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The truth tramplers: Media war spin on trial:

Tim Predmore is a US soldier with the 101st Airborne Division near Mosul in Iraq. He recently wrote of the current situation in the 'liberated' country: It is a devastating piece, by a person seeing the original justification for war unravelling before his eyes.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4870.htm

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This is a must listen interview: BBC Today Program Broadcast: 10/01/03

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4872.htm

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Bush Seeks $600 Million to Continue Hunt For Iraq Arms

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/02/politics/02WEAP.html?ei=
1&en=c7a253146fecbe24&ex=1066104399&pagewanted=print&position=

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What‚s Love of Democracy Got to Do With It?

Is it possible that the „We‚re here to establish democracy‰ rationale being used to justify the continued occupation of Iraq is just as false and deceptive as the rationale that Iraq‚s „weapons of mass destruction‰ posed an imminent threat to the United States?

http://www.fff.org/comment/com0309r.asp

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Saddam's Niger Point-man Speaks:

The Iraqi diplomat at the center of the 'yellowcake' allegations says he was, indeed, trying to get Niger's president to break the embargo on Iraq ˜ by flying to Baghdad, not by selling uranium.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4871.htm

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N. Korea claims atomic bombs:

North Korea said Thursday it is using plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel rods to make atomic weapons.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-10-02-koreas-nuclear_x.htm

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Nuclear watchdog 'ignores Israel'

Arab states have accused the United Nations nuclear watchdog of holding back from criticising Israel.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3151552.stm

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Scores of States May Build Nuclear Weapons:

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday that unless the United States and other nuclear powers take concrete steps toward disarmament, scores of countries will follow their lead and build atomic weapons.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3533012

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GOP leaders hunt for ways to derail effort to force Iraq to repay U.S. aid:

Pressure mounted on the White House Wednesday to reshape some U.S. aid to Iraq into a loan as the Senate opened debate on President Bush's $87 billion plan to help that country

http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/middle_east/article/0,
1713,BDC_10836_2315190,00.html

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Senate Panel Backs Bill to Give Tax Windfall to U.S. Companies:

American corporations that have deferred taxes for years on the profits they made overseas could be in line for a huge windfall from Congress.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/02/business/02TAX.html?8br

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Cheney Chief-of-Staff Named as Spy-Gate Leaker

http://www.antiwar.com/justin/jspecial100203.html

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Fenced in, locked out: a people in the shadow of fortress Israel

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=449062

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Israel to expand settlement

Israel has launched a tender for the construction of 550 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3158036.stm

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It's the US policy, stupid

A blue-ribbon panel on United States public diplomacy is calling on President George W Bush not only to sharply increase funding to more effectively explain US policy to an increasingly hostile Islamic world, but also to narrow the gap between US values and what Washington actually does in the region.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/EJ03Aa01.html

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CIA Leak Despite Longtime Rove-Ashcroft Ties

President Bush‚s closest aide Karl Rove was a consultant for John Ashcroft since 1985 in his gubernatorial and senatorial bids and pushed Bush to nominate Ashcroft as Attorney General. Rove has been accused of blowing the cover of a CIA

operative to retaliate against her whistleblower husband. We speak to the author of Bush‚s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush President. [Includes transcript]

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/01/1435242#transcript

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Rush Limbaugh In Pill Probe:

The moralizing motormouth was turned in by his former housekeeper - who says she was Limbaugh's pill supplier for four years.

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/122839p-110349c.html

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When American Intangibles Do Not Save Afghan lives:

The cost of this disaster to the Afghan people, it is immeasurable. After all, unlike you, who pay with your taxes, the Afghans pay with their lives, the deformities of their children and the imminent dangers that cloud their existence.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4865.htm

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In case you missed it: Depleted uranium: How dangerous is it?:

A former US military researcher tells Gay Alcorn of his crusade to expose the health risks of depleted-uranium weapons used in the Gulf wars.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4439.htm

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In case you missed it: Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness:

Why Has Our Military Refused to Show This Training Video To Our Troops Now Serving In Iraq?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3582.htm

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Fall, 2003 Tour with Doug Rokke on 'Depleted' Uranium Weapons:

Dates confirmed in Indiana, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and New Mexico.

http://traprockpeace.org/depleted_uranium_rokke_03.html

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Press Conference on Depleted Uranium with Doug Rokke,Ph.D:

Doug Rokke, is former Director of the U.S. Army Depleted Uranium (DU) Project

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4207.htm

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All exits from Iraq are blocked:

The author is former ambassador of Jordan to the UN.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4864.htm

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Not Vietnam, But... :

One needs to pay closer attention to political developments than to the latest rocket attacks on American forces or car-bombings.

http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20030930&fname=iraq&sid=1

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Open Letter To Soldiers Who Are Involved in the Occupation of Iraq:

We write this letter because we have both been military officers during conflicts that descended into a moral abyss and from which we struggled to emerge with our humanity intact.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4866.htm

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Astronomical Incomes:

The distribution of wealth is wildly skewed; the 5% of households with the greatest net worth own almost 60% of the country's wealth.

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16515

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'Seven Killed' In Afghanistan Blast:

Seven people were killed and six others injured today in an explosion near the main base of US forces in Bagram, Afghanistan, according to local residents.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,1284,1055402,00.html

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New Weapons Report Contradicts Prewar's:

Thursday's report on the hunt for suspected Iraqi weapons of mass destruction contradicts some recent claims by the Bush administration. Other findings dispute prewar intelligence, or were known to U.N. inspectors before the war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4878.htm

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1,200 weapons inspectors spent 90 days in Iraq.

The exercise cost $300m. And the number of weapons found? 0

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4877.htm

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Bush seeks to widen Iraqi weapons hunt:

Bush is seeking more than $600 million to continue the hunt for conclusive evidence that Hussein's government had an illegal weapons program.

http://www.iht.com/articles/112292.htm

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David Kay, led calls to oust Iraqi dictator:

Even in 1994, after he had left the IAEA, Mr Kay was making arguments the Bush administration used to justify the war.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=449407

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Why is it so hard for us to admit? :

Why is it so hard for Americans to connect the dots, when it comes to the completely false foundation for the Bush Doctrine of Pre-emptive Aggression against Iraq?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4879.htm

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The American Saddam:

Bechtel program directors say the company has hired 69 Iraqi subcontractors and employs more than 27,000 people. But subcontracts to Iraqi firms were only worth $47 million by late September - out of a total of more than $1 billion.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4875.htm

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Halliburton's Iraq deal rises to $1.4B:

The latest increase, a jump from the $1.25 billion figure posted two weeks ago, reflects higher costs for damage assessments and repairs.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/apbiz_story.asp?category=1310&slug=Ha

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Oil Officials to Be Invited to Iraq:

As many as 60 foreign oil companies will be invited to a Baghdad conference to discuss ways of developing the country's oil resources. The meeting, scheduled for December, would be "a brainstorming session" for companies hungry for investment opportunities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/03/business/worldbusiness/03OIL.html?ex=
1066192025&ei=1&en=8d17e4cbc92b1c70

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U.S. General Says Iraq Guerrillas More Lethal:

"The enemy has evolved. It is a little bit more lethal, little bit more complex, little bit more sophisticated and in some cases a little bit more tenacious, "

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3547519

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Terrorism laws open to abuse- Interpol:

"There has been an overuse of terrorism laws to the disadvantage of ordinary citizens and travellers," said the secretary-general of the 181-nation police organization.

http://www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=
thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1065132613056
&call_page=TS_World&call_pageid=968332188854&call_pagepath=
News/World&pubid=968163964505&StarSource=email

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Betrayal Under Bush:

No specific evidence links Rove to this incident, but the White House spokesman, Scott McClellan, convinced no one when he called the mention of Rove as a possible source "ridiculous." Rove has a long history of political dirty tricks.

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/
editorials/articles/2003/10/01/betrayal_under_bush/

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CIA exposure scandal:

NPR removes a section of transcript that reveals the White House had asked the Justice Department if they could wait a day, before directing the White House staff to preserve all phone and email records

http://traprockpeace.org/npr_totenberg_oct_02_2003.html

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US and Turkey to hit PKK:

Turkey and the US have agreed on an action-plan to eradicate the Kurdish paramilitary group, the PKK.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3158686.stm

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Israel bucks peace plan, expanding settlements:

Israel announced Thursday it intended to build about 600 homes in three large West Bank settlements, a move that contradicts the Middle East peace plan.

http://www.iht.com/articles/112297.htm

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The Cost of Israeli Settlements:

Israel's announcement yesterday that it would build 600 new homes in West Bank settlements is cause for despair. Since 1967, Israel has spent roughly $10 billion on the settlements.

http://tinyurl.com/pl4c

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Bomb Explodes at Polish Consulate in Istanbul

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_399461,00050003.htm

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Bush announces slumber down under: Video- humor

Australians count down the days in anticipation of our presidents visit Video- humor

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4876.htm

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California's Next Governor?

Women Say Schwarzenegger Groped, Humiliated Them: According to the women's accounts, one of the incidents occurred in the 1970s, two in the 1980s, two in the 1990s and one in 2000.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/recall/la-me-women
2oct02,1,2313555.story?coll=la-home-headlines

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Oil and gas running out much faster than expected, says study:

Global reserves are 80 per cent smaller than had been thought, new forecasts suggest.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4874.htm

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Iraq weapons search turns up zilch: CIA:

The US-led team hunting for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has not found any stockpiles of biological or chemical weapons, but will keep searching the country, CIA adviser David Kay said today.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/03/1064988370664.html

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In case you missed it.

David Kay's September surprise:

When the president needed someone to hawk his "Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are an imminent threat to homeland security" thesis to the American people, David Kay was the man.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4873.htm

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Oh well! Not to worry:

Images Of War

It's not as if these liars and thieves killed white people. They are only "Arabs" after all.

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

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US Military Deaths In The Conquest Of Iraq:

Here's the chart I'd like to see on the nightly news

http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/USfatalities.html

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September 11: Did Bush Welcome It?:

At least 11 countries provided us with advance warning of the 9/11 attacks. Mossad agents came to Washington in August 2001 to alert the CIA and FBI about a cell of 200 terrorists said to be preparing a "big operation." Four of the 9/11 hijackers were on their list. But not one of them was detained or questioned.

http://www.thehappyheretic.com/current.htm

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'Scandal' Has Media Digging ˆ in the Wrong Place:

In the past week, three major Iraq-related developments should have, in theory, caused lasting embarrassment to the Bush administration. But because none of these flaps touched on illegality, they have been treated as one-day stories.

http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20031001/5548865s.htm

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Former CIA Agent Lashes Out at White House For Blowing Colleague's Cover:

Administration allies seek to discredit former ambassador Joseph Wilson as a partisan critic disregarding his commendation by President Bush Sr. for his heroism? in the 1991 Persian Gulf War we speak with former intelligence officer Larry Johnson who worked with Joseph Wilson?s wife, Valerie Plame, at the CIA.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/02/158200

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Boy Genius or Turd Blossom? Profile Karl Rove

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1053831,00.html

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Neocons Are Now Part of the Sordid History of CIA Betrayal: :

"Monkeying with the analysis process for political purposes is one thing; bad as that is, it isn't anything new, and is almost predictable," says one retired intelligence official. "But our own people blowing the cover of one of our own people?

http://www.prospect.org/webfeatures/2003/10/vest-j-10-01.html

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Momentum Builds For Oct. 25 Nat'l March On Washington

http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o25/logistics.html

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Haifa suicide bomb leaves 18 dead

Eighteen people were killed in a suicide bombing at a restaurant in Haifa, northern Israel, army radio said.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2003/1004/mideast.html

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Two Killed as Unemployed Soldiers Riot in Iraq:

Unemployed former soldiers in Saddam Hussein's disbanded army clashed with occupying troops in Baghdad and the southern city of Basra on Saturday in violent protests that left at least two Iraqis dead.

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3557610

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SIX Iraqi Protestors Killed By Occupation Forces

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-10/04/article05.shtml

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Taliban attack govt office in Afghanistan, two killed:

About 50 suspected Taliban fighters attacked a government office in southern Afghanistan.

http://www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=7605

 

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U.S. Soldier Killed in Attack in Baghdad:

A rocket-propelled grenade and gun attack on a U.S. patrol in Baghdad killed one U.S. soldier and wounded another, a military spokesman said on Saturday.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3557278

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Iraq will be poor ' for years':

Iraq will remain impoverished for years to come because oil will not fund public spending, aid will fall short of what is needed and few companies will want to invest there, a report leaked to Reuters news agency has said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4884.htm

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A land ruled by chaos :

Police are seen as thugs and thieves, and the American and British forces as distant rulers, more concerned with protecting their troops than providing security to ordinary Iraqis.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1055766,00.html

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Rebuilding Iraq ' will cost $55bn':

Despite the size of the task identified by the World Bank, many experts have suggested that their figures might be underestimates.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4885.htm

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US Seen Dragging Feet on Iraqi Oil Money Watchdog:

Four months after the Security Council ordered an independent board to monitor U.S. spending of Iraq's oil revenues, diplomats on Thursday accused the United States of blocking it from taking up its duties.

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3550371

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U.S. Tries to Stop a Key Iraqi Official From Embarrassing Bush:

The White House reportedly tells Chalabi to halt his calls for a rapid transfer of power.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4888.htm

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The war on al-Jazeera:

The US is determined to suppress the independent Arab media.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4887.htm

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Arnold Unplugged:

It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4883.htm

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Report: U.S. Failed to Limit 'Friendly Fire' in Iraq:

The Pentagon did not take the needed steps to prevent friendly fire incidents -- accidental attacks by U.S. forces on other Americans or allied troops.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4886.htm

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Seven die in Pakistan bus attack:

Gunmen have opened fire on a bus carrying Shia Muslim worshippers in Pakistan's city of Karachi, killing seven and wounding seven, police said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3160992.stm

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Pakistan: FBI Rules the Roost:

The FBI has a vice-like grip through an ever-expanding network that has infiltrated, to various degrees, Pakistan's armed forces, the police and intelligence agencies.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EJ04Df04.html

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Annan: Transfer power or risk more guerilla attacks:

The United Nations' future in Iraq was thrown into doubt after Secretary-General Kofi Annan rejected United States proposals on the role it should take

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/03/1064988402815.html

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British troops accused of torturing Iraqi:

Amid allegations of torture, the British military is investigating the death of a 26-year-old Iraqi man who died in their custody.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/83732A8B-FE8B-4C9C-AB22-B750691EFB58.htm

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Russians' Attitude Towards US Gets Worse After Iraq War

http://www.rbcnews.com/free/20031003182236.shtml

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We report, you get it wrong:

From weapons of mass destruction to al-Qaeda links, a major study released in Washington has found that Americans who watch commercial television news are getting the facts about the Iraq War all wrong. More specifically, Fox News viewers failed miserably when asked some basic questions regarding the situation in Iraq.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/%20/atimes/Middle_East/EJ04Ak01.html

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Bush staff gets CIA leak deadline:

White House employees have been given a Tuesday deadline to hand over any documents that might help the investigation into claims they illegally blew the cover of a CIA agent.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3162972.stm

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WMD: 'You have got to be kidding':

There is a growing increase in the willingness of US intelligence officials to express their skepticism over their administration's claims on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Two such people speak to Asia Times Online, and not only are they skeptical, they are unhappy.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/%20/atimes/Middle_East/EJ04Ak02.html

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Al-Jazeera Buckles Under US Pressure:

Al-Jazeera bowed to pressure from the United States government last month by immediately pulling two cartoons deemed ‘inflammatory’ by Washington from its websites.

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=32944&d=3&m=10&y=2003

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US agrees to take in North Koreans:

The United States has signalled its willingness to take in large numbers of North Korean refugees.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/03/1064988402827.html

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Israeli charged over child deaths:

An army officer is charged over the deaths of three Palestinian children and an adult in Jenin last year.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3163106.stm

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Venezuelan president Says U.S. is Harboring „Terrorists‰ Plotting to Assassinate Him

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4881.htm

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Study: Misperceptions about Iraq war contributed to support for it:

A majority of Americans have held at least one of three mistaken impressions about the U.S.-led war in Iraq, according to a new study released Thursday, and those misperceptions contributed to much of the popular support for the war.

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/6918226.htm

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A History Of Lies: WMD, Who Said What and When

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Families Pay Price for Government Spending:

The modern two-income family is no better off than the one-income family from decades ago.

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America the Forgiven:

If you take a quick look at American history, you will realize instantly that the atrocities committed by the Americans on their fellow man might be one of the worst in human history.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4880.htm

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Israeli Troops Open Fire at Coffee Shop

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3223334,00.html

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In case you missed it: Rabbi Goldstein gives a historic overview of Zionism.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1456.htm

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Lebanon: Israel Troops Fire Across Border

Israeli soldiers fired automatic rifles across the Lebanese-Israeli border Monday, hitting two cars and a house in this southern village, Lebanese security officials said.

http://tinyurl.com/px6n

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Sunni Leader, Four Others, Gunned Down in Pakistan:

A member of parliament Azam Tariq was among five people killed in an attack on his car Monday on the outskirts of the capital Islamabad.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3564311

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A MUST SEE

Inside Guantanamo:

Panorama uncovers the true picture of this new system of arrest, detention, interrogation and eventual trial by military commission, a key part of America's war against terror following the events of 9/11.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4905.htm

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Briton held as terror suspect says CIA threatened torture:

First account of US methods from UK detainee.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4902.htm

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Wave the Flag To Deceive:

To avoid culpability for the strategic blunder of the Iraqi invasion, which is turning into a tar baby of serious dimension, the scoundrel Wolfowitz hides behind World Trade Center widows and idealistic generals with tears streaming down their faces.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts10.html

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Only In America?:

It began in June when Attorney-General John Ashcroft told lawmakers that the death penalty needed to be expanded to cover "material supporters" of terrorist organizations If you give money to al Qaeda then you have to expect a harsh penalty. But there's a catch. They've changed the definition of terrorist.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4909.htm

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Poor nations pay dearly for peacekeeping:

"The financial burden is carried by richer countries while the physical burden is carried by poorer countries,"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4908.htm

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Document shows Navy has been aware problems associated with DU since 14 May 1984:

See the documents received via a Freedom of Information Act

http://www.traprockpeace.org/depleted_uranium_milner.html

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Afghanistan Grappling with Ever Escalating Instability:

"The security situation in Afghanistan has really sharply deteriorated in the last year," said Pat Carey, senior vice president of the relief organisation CARE.

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/oct2003-daily/06-10-2003/world/w14.htm

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Karzai Faces Revolt In Fragile Coalition :

Hamid Karzai, has returned home to confront an open political revolt by powerful rivals in his fragile coalition government.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47787-2003Oct5.html

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White House to Overhaul Iraq and Afghan Missions:

The White House has ordered a major reorganization of American efforts to quell violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and to speed the reconstruction of both countries, according to senior administration officials.

http://tinyurl.com/puna

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Putin Says US Faces Big Risks In Efforts In Iraq:

Putin, says the United States now faces in Iraq the possibility of a prolonged, violent and ultimately futile war like the one that mired the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

http://tinyurl.com/px7d

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Police flee as Saddam loyalists fuel city revolt:

About a thousand people, some holding pictures of Saddam Hussein, were in a stand-off with American troops last night.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=450367

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Israel And US Prepare To Attack Iran:

Goal is forcing capitulation or risking regional war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4907.htm

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Syria backed by UN, blamed by US:

UN members have lined up in the Security Council to condemn Israel after its deepest air raid into Syria in 30 years, with one predictable exception - the United States.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4906.htm

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Israel could launch new attacks on Syria: Sharon spokesman

http://tinyurl.com/pwa8

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Israel's justification for attack on Syria:

ISRAEL may have taken the war of words between the US and Damascus as a green light for its attack on Syrian soil, analysts said yesterday.

http://www.news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1105652003

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Robert Fisk: Israel's attack is a lethal step towards war in Middle East:

Israel received the Green Light. It came from what is called the Syria Accountability Act, moving through the United States Congress with the help of Israel's supporters.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4904.htm

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Will Syria reply via Lebanon?:

"If they continue this policy of unjustified aggression, Israel will have to face the consequences. Syria is not in a mood of aggression but it will not sit quietly."

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1006/p05s01-wome.html

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Israel Bombs Alleged Terror Base in Syria

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4901.htm

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Syria irate over Israel air raid

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7471971%255E1702,00.html

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Putin Beefs Up ICBM Capacity:

President Vladimir Putin told top military commanders Thursday that Russia will put dozens of multi-warhead SS-19 intercontinental ballistic missiles on combat duty.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4893.htm

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Russia bares its military teeth:

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov has said his country does not rule out a pre-emptive military strike anywhere in the world if the national interest demands it.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4900.htm

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4,000 U.S. non-combat evacuations in Iraq:

With more than one in five of those for psychiatric or neurological problems, according to Pentagon data.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4895.htm

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Blair ' knew Iraq threat limited' :

Before the war started Mr Blair privately admitted that Saddam Hussein had no weapons posing a "real and present danger"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4898.htm

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Blair ' not welcome' at war service:

"I think he's a war criminal, it's as simple as that. The man, elected to go to war with this scabby little friend in Texas [President Bush], and killed 51 of our men unnecessarily," he said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4897.htm

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Why isn't the truth out there?:

The willingness of journalists to accepts the establishment's view of the events of, and after, 9/11 is truly staggering. John Pilger and Noam Chomsky have consistently exposed the truth and put the sequence of events of the past two years in context.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4891.htm

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In case you missed it:

September 11 and the Origins of the ŒWar on Terrorism‚:

A Revisionist Account

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1024.htm

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Saddam's nuclear arsenal? :

Villagers sell deadly uranium to the US army at $3 a barrel.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1056468,00.html

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$600 Million More for P.R. in Iraq?:

The American taxpayer is already paying through the nose for post-war Iraq without spending money on administration spin and electioneering.

http://www.independent.org/tii/news/031003Eland.html

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Direct Deposit:

"This is the worst government the US has ever had in its more than 200 years of history. This is not normal government policy. ·this is a form of looting." - George A. Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4899.htm

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School Heads Go Into Hiding After Baghdad Teacher is Killed:

Dozens of Iraqi head teachers were in hiding yesterday as schools reopened for the new term after they had received death threats for belonging to the former ruling Ba'ath party, even though membership was compulsory under Saddam Hussein.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/10/05/
wbagh05.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/10/05/ixworld.html

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Poland: French Missile Report Was Wrong:

An aide to the Polish prime minister said an initial report that the Roland missiles found by Polish troops days ago were produced in 2003 was incorrect.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3226870,00.html

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Leak of Agent's Name Causes Exposure of CIA Front Firm:

The leak of a CIA operative's name has also exposed the identity of a CIA front company, potentially expanding the damage caused by the original disclosure, Bush administration officials said yesterday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4890.htm

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Dubious Intelligence:

For the Bush administration, which has wrapped itself in faux patriotism, accusations that it revealed the identity of a serving CIA agent are a huge political embarrassment and another blow to its sinking credibility.

http://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/margolis_oct4.html

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Florida Guardsmen Probed on Iraqi Marriages:

Two Florida National Guard soldiers who married Iraqi women against their commander's wishes are being investigated for allegedly defying an order. The men, both Christians who converted to Islam, had expected to return to Florida this month.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4892.htm

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Beaten, Abused, Chained ˆ One Afghan Woman's 'Liberation':

The Taliban's fall was supposed to bring freedom for women. But for many, life is still a misery - and for one, jail is the safest place to be.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1056148,00.html

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No uranium, no munitions, no missiles, no programmes:

As the first progress report from the Iraq Survey Group is released, Cambridge WMD expert Dr Glen Rangwala finds that even the diluted claims made for Saddam Hussein's arsenal don't stand up.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=450121

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"US Threatened To Downgrade Qatari Ties Over Al-Jazeera":

If Al-Jazeera failed to reconsider its news content, the e-mail reported the committee as having concluded, the US would in turn have to reconsider its relations with Qatar.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4896.htm

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Threat to expel Arafat grows after holiday suicide bombing:

Palestinian security forces were on high alert at Yasser Arafat's Muqata headquarters last night for any Israeli attempt to expel the Palestinian leader, after a horrific suicide bombing in Haifa just before Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

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Bush: Israel Air Strike 'Essential':

President Bush on Tuesday said that Israel's air strike in Syria was part of an "essential" campaign to defend the country, and drew a parallel between U.S. policy on terrorism and the actions being taken by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55781-2003Oct7.html

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Israel is Ready to Strike Anywhere Says Sharon:

The Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, said yesterday that Israel was ready to "hit its enemies any place, any way", two days after an Israeli air raid in Syria.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/07/1065292592448.html

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Iran doubts Israel attack but says defences ready

Iranian President Mohammad Khatami was responding to remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who said on Tuesday -- following an Israeli air raid on Sunday in Syria -- that Israel would hit its enemies anywhere.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/OLI841739.htm

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Israeli minister calls for incinerating Damascus, Beirut

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4928.htm

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Strike again and we will strike back, Syria vows

Syria's ambassador to Spain said yesterday that Syria would respond militarily if Israel continued to carry out attacks in its territory.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/08/1065601914188.html

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Israel mobilises reserve troops

Israel is mobilising troops to be deployed to the West Bank and Gaza Strip after new alerts that Palestinian militants are planning attacks.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3174434.stm

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Shalom rejects truce offer from newly sworn-in Abu Ala:

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom yesterday rejected Ahmed Qureia's cease-fire offer, and labeled it a deceitful trick.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/347496.html

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Mid-East Regional Takeover By CIA & Pentagon:

We are living through a modern-day neo-colonial take-over of the region by Superpower America.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4929.htm

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Israelis Question Logic of Attack on Syria:

"The bombing of a terrorist base -- which was moreover empty -- in Syria has cancelled out the impact on international opinion of the attack in Haifa, placing Israel in the dock.

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031007123002.kfxn919w.html

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How does one explain the occupation to the occupier?:

How does one explain to the bulldozer what it means to live when the land is constantly shrinking under your feet, when across the way, meanwhile, some rich settlement of Jews grows and a brand new road is paved just for them?

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/347524.html

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Not All Jews Are Zionist:

From the inception of the Zionist State and particularly in recent times, the impression has been created in the World that there is some connection between the State, which falsely calls itself Israel, and the Jewish people as a whole.

http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/

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White House OKs penalties against Syria:

Two days before Israel bombed an alleged Palestinian terrorist training camp in Syria, the Bush administration gave Congress the go-ahead to approve new U.S. penalties against the Damascus regime.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-10-07-syria_x.htm

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Telephone Bomb Threat Follows Campus Debate:

The anonymous caller claimed to have attended the campus debate and expressed outrage at Weir, who he claimed was helping to "destroy Israel."

http://www.berkeleydaily.org/text/article.cfm?issue=10-07-03&storyID=17523

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Rumsfeld ' not told' of postwar shake-up:

Donald Rumsfeld, US defence secretary, said on Tuesday he had not been told by President George W. Bush or the National Security Council that the White House was to restructure the handling of postwar Iraq.

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