Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of October 2003 – Part 2
Turkey marches boldly into Iraq:

By succumbing to US pressure and authorizing the dispatch of troops into Iraq, Turkey has once again proven that money talks.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4925.htm

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Kurdish party condemns Turkish decision to send troops to Iraq

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031008103141.risjhhk6.html

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US Says It Can Persuade Iraqis to Accept Turks:

The Bush administration said on Tuesday it was confident it could bring reluctant Iraqi leaders around to the idea of accepting Turkish troops under a proposal approved by the Turkish parliament.

http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3574382

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Going mobile in Iraq:

The Turkish parliament voted for the deployment for a number of reasons. It needs to get a promised US$8.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund to alleviate Turkey's economic crisis: the loan will effectively only come through if Turkey collaborates in Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4927.htm

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Iraqi guerrilla gives U.S. a dire warning:

"The American Army will feel that Vietnam was just a playground by comparison," the self-proclaimed leader of Serayeh al Jihad ˜ the "Companies of Jihad" ˜ said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4923.htm

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Bitter Iraqis Vent Anger by Killing US Troops:

"We saw their vehicles burning. We think we killed some of them,"

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2003%2F10%2F07%2FMN953.DTL

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Dems to revive draft demand:

Key Democrats in the House and Senate will renew calls for the military draft as part of a critical barrage they are preparing to launch against President Bush over the length of troop deployments and the heavy reliance on reservists in Iraq.

http://www.hillnews.com/news/100703/draft.aspx

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Australian Prime Minister Censured Over Push For War With Iraq:

Prime Minister John Howard was yesterday censured by the Senate for misleading the public in his justification for sending Australia to war with Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4926.htm

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Polish Spokesman Resigns After Franco-German Missile Blunder

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/031007/1/3es4x.html

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Envoy Warns of 'More Spectacular' Taliban Attacks:

More attacks are likely by Taliban remnants wreaking havoc in southern Afghanistan, future US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad warned Tuesday, the second anniversary of the launch of the US-led assault on their regime.

http://www.ptd.net/webnews/wed/dc/Qafghanistan-us-security.RZbB_DO7.html

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Taliban ' will strike':

A Taliban army is mobilizing in Pakistan for an attack into Afghanistan before the start of winter.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/10/08/
wafg08.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/10/08/ixnewstop.html

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Russia To Price Its Oil In Euros Not Dollars:

A German government source said on Wednesday that Russia may switch to pricing oil sales in euros rather than dollars, potentially huge news for financial markets.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4935.htm

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Impeach Bush now :

Unmasking a CIA agent is bad, lying to Congress worse. With each U.S. death in Iraq, the case against the President grows stronger.

http://tinyurl.com/qc6m

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With White House Approval, House Panel OKs Sanctions Against Syria:

A Must Listen Interview

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4936.htm

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UK must stand up to the warmongers :

Let Tony Blair properly represent decent and common-sense opinion here and across the world by telling his buddy in arms, George Bush, to stop supporting Israel‚s policies against its Arab neighbours.

http://www.news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1114922003

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Is The Pentagon Giving Our Soldiers Cancer?:

U.S. military might relies on depleted uranium, which incinerates tanks on impact. But soldiers and civilians alike say the radioactive ammo is making them sick.

http://feedthefish.org/blog/materials/johnson.html

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No money, no play: US on the brink in Iraq :

The US is now forced to turn to the creditor countries, including war opponents France and Germany, and international financial institutions (IFIs) because it has nowhere else to go.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ10Ak01.html

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8 Iraqis, 1 US soldier & Spanish Diplomat Killed in Iraq Attack

http://tinyurl.com/qb9j

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US prevents release of Iraqi council statement denouncing Turkish deployment:

A rift is growing between Iraq's interim government and the United States-led coalition over the deployment of Turkish troops to Iraq.

http://www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_962907.htm

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Turkey to Deploy Troops in Defiance of New Iraqi Leaders, Turmoil Deepens:

Ankara moved on to a collision course with the interim leadership in Baghdad after deciding to send troops to its war-torn neighbour as the turmoil deepens in Iraq.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1504&ncid=
1504&e=3&u=/afp/20031008/ts_afp/iraq_worldwrap_031008103554

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Protests rock Turkey over Iraq troop decision:

In Istanbul, protestors shouted "We will not allow our soldiers to be killed" and "We will not be soldiers for the US."

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031008155500.rquxukop.html

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Selective Intelligence on Road to Baghdad:

"Truth, War and Consequences" explores the disillusionment of the war's most fervent supporters before backtracking to how the Bush White House brought it all about. But White House deception is the real focus of the program.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4932.htm

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Spending On Iraq Sets Off Gold Rush :

"All I can say is it's mind-boggling," James Lyons, a former military subcontractor in Bosnia, said of the opportunities for private contractors. "People must be drooling."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A496-2003Oct8.html

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In case you missed it: Myths, Truth And U.S. Re-Construction

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4621.htm

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What does 87 billion dollars look like?:

$87 billion is an impossibly high number for anyone to visualize. Let's have a look....

http://www.crunchweb.net/87billion/

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Iraq and Corporate Patriotism:

It's Time to Stop the War Profiteers : There is strong reason to fear that the contracting bonanza will serve only to enrich the Bush administration's corporate cronies rather than the Iraqi people.

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1008-06.htm

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Washington's Warlord:

Mr Rumsfeld had become the unchallenged warlord of George Bush's "war on terror".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1058150,00.html

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Bigger than Watergate:

The CIA scandal is important not because it put an agent's life at risk – it didn't – but because it shows that US Intelligence is either obstructive or inept

http://tinyurl.com/qbhi

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Executive privilege seen as leak-case option:

Despite President Bush's repeated pledges of full cooperation, administration officials yesterday refused to rule out invoking executive privilege to shield some documents from Justice Department investigators

http://tinyurl.com/qbia

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White House Blasts Accuser in CIA Leak:

The White House adopted a more combative approach to the scandal surrounding the leak of a CIA agent's identity, challenging the credibility of the administration's main accuser.

http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news1/latimes10.html

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Israel launches military build-up along Lebanon and Syrian borders:

Israel's military has sent an additional artillery battery and summoned three battalions for the build-up in the north.

http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2003/october/10_09_3.html

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Syrian envoy causes alarm as Israel cuts short military leave:

Israel has cut short leave for three army battalions, cancelled army training courses and is reportedly considering calling up reservists.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=451362

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Dems Stand With Bush on Syria Attack :

The top Democratic presidential candidates, who have differed sharply with President Bush over his conduct of the Iraq war, are registering their agreement with him over his support for Israel's bombing of a terrorist target in Syria.

http://forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.10/news2b.dems.html

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Sharon warns he may block Palestinian state plans:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/09/1065676096565.html

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Qrai'e asks Arafat to relieve him of premiership :

Reliable sources in Ramallah said Qrai'e made the request today after the Palestinian legislative council refused to approve Qria'e's "emergency government."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4931.htm

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Christian Zionists, Israel and the 'second coming':

Christian Zionism grew out of a particular theological system called „premillennial dispensationalism,‰ which emerged during the early 19th century in England, when there was an outpouring of millennial doctrines.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4930.htm

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An abiding faith in force :

Israel's policy in the conflict with the Palestinians can be summed up in 10 words: What doesn't work with force will work with more force.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/347998.html

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A binational Israel-Palestine:

The end of the dream of a monocultural "Jewish state"? Yes. But in the Holy Land, as in South Africa, it could be the start of a hopeful new chapter in human history.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4934.htm

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Palestinian boy critically wounded :

Israeli forces opened fire on two children throwing stones

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4933.htm

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US clears drug cure for killers on death row:

Convicted murderers with severe mental health problems can be forced to take drugs that would make them clinically sane so that they can be executed, the US supreme court has ruled.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1058329,00.html

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FBI Says It Bugged Philly Mayor's Office:

Federal law enforcement officials on Wednesday confirmed that listening devices found in the offices of Mayor John F. Street were planted by the FBI a discovery that touched off a political furor just weeks before Election Day.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20031008_1841.html

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Red Cross blasts Guantanamo:

A top Red Cross official has broken with tradition by publicly attacking conditions at the US military base on Cuba where al-Qaeda suspects are being held.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3179858.stm

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Six Palestinians killed in massive Israeli raid in Gaza:

Two children, aged eight and 12, and a teenager were shot dead by Israeli troops, while three other Palestinians were also killed during the operation.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/51656/1/.html

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Witness for the prosecution:

Playwright Joshua Sobol, sees dangerous signs of fascism in the Israeli public's chorus of support of militantism.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/348310.html

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US will veto any UN resolution on Israel's wall:

The Palestinian text, which denounces both the security fence and Israeli plans to build more than 600 new homes in Jewish settlements on Palestinian land, also faces a likely U.S. veto, under criteria set out by Negroponte.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/348296.html

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2 US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Ambush:

An ambush Thursday night in an impoverished section of Baghdad has left two U.S. soldiers dead and four wounded.

http://tinyurl.com/qgef

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US hawk warns Iran threat must be eliminated:

John Bolton, "There is awareness of the threat posed by Iran and consensus that threat has to be eliminated," he said referring to the Iranian nuclear reactor at Bushehr.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1059920,00.html

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Bush to Outline Measures to Isolate Cuba's Castro:

President Bush will outline new initiatives on Friday aimed at weakening President Fidel Castro's grip on power in Cuba

http://tinyurl.com/qg80

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US Forces Pull Out of Iraqi Town After Repeated Attacks

http://www.ptd.net/webnews/wed/bh/Qiraq-us-troops.RoTw_DO9.html

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A Shi'ite warning to America:

All Iraqis know that if Turkey sends troops to Iraq, this will mean the dreaded opening of a Pandora's box.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ11Ak01.html

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Pentagon Report Critical Of Post-War Iraq Administration:

Around 30 Democratic lawmakers in the United States have demanded the immediate release of a confidential Pentagon report that is said to be highly critical of the Government's post-war administration of Iraq.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s963904.htm

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Scott Ritter Blast Bush Administration Lies on Iraq:

Audio

http://traprockpeace.org/scott_ritter_oct0703.html

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House Panel Approves Full $87 Billion for Iraq:

Bush gained an important win as the committee approved the spending bill largely as he wanted it.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
HTOP3NE5CPB24CRBAEKSFFA?type=topNews&storyID=3588870

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To Remember The Victims:

Twelve year old, Haziza, lived with her father, mother, four brother and sisters, in a poor neighborhood next to Kabul's airport. .Haziza recalls the first night of U.S attacks

http://traprockpeace.org/marc_herold_oct072003.pdf

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'The first 180 days of empire'

And so, six months later, we have a destabilised Middle East, an imperialist Israel on the rampage with armies on full alert, troops massing on the borders of both Lebanon and Syria.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0109.html

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Mommy's back from Iraq:

One family's story: John E. Bugay Jr. details the experience of staying home with five children while his wife helped in the search for weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.post-gazette.com/search/redir.asp?path=
/pg/03278/228302.stm&date=10%2F5%2F03+7%3A38%3A11+PM

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From Triumph Has Sprung Murderous Fiasco.

Ignoring Iraqis Comes With A Terrible Price

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=451735

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Iraq, six months on:

A survey of the good, the bad and the uncertain.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=451740

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One death a minute: toll of the booming arms trade:

The proliferation of weaponry, in particular small arms, is so widespread that it is responsible for the death of one person every minute and more than 500,000 killings a year.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=451714

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John Dean: A Further Look At The Criminal Charges That May Arise From the Plame Scandal, In Which a CIA Agent's Cover Was Blown.

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20031010.html

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9/11 and the LA 8:

The next time you hear Attorney General Ashcroft dismiss complaints about civil liberties abuses under the USA Patriot Act as "built on misrepresentation, supported by unfounded fear [and] held aloft by hysteria," consider the plight of Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh.

http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20031027&s=cole

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EU says won't follow US sanctions move on Syria:

The European Union has no plans to follow the United States in moving to impose wide-ranging sanctions on Syria, the European Commission said Thursday.

http://www.eubusiness.com/afp/031009121332.vlg0itzr

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Report: U.S. wants defensive missile system in Europe against Iran:

The U.S. government is sounding out the possibility of bilateral agreements with European countries to allow stationing of a defensive missile system directed against Iran, a leading German newspaper reported in its Friday edition.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4938.htm

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Turks face wrath of old enemy as Kurds vow to fight:

IRAQI Kurds who helped US forces topple Saddam Hussein are threatening to turn their guns against their old enemy, Turkey, if Ankara sends troops to Iraq at Washington‚s request.

http://www.news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1116152003

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Slaves of the Foreigners:

Iraqis, are incensed at what they fear is a sell-off of their country.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4937.htm

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Schwarzenegger‚s First Role As Governor-Elect of California: The Deregulator:

One of Schwarzenegger‚s first political moves as the state‚s chief executive will be an effort to push the state‚s electricity market closer toward deregulation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4939.htm

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Enron E-mails Confirm Schwarzenegger-Ken Lay Meeting:

Internal Enron e-mails confirm that Arnold Schwarzenegger was among a small group of executives who met with Lay at the posh Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in May of 2001, in the midst of California's energy crisis.

http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/utilities/pr/pr003708.php3

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One killed as attacks on Iraqi police continue:

A police officer has been killed and six others have been wounded in a grenade attack in Iraq.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/weekly/newsnat-11oct2003-45.htm

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Iraqi Shia leader promises new govt:

In yet another sign from the Iraqi people that they want the Americans out, a prominent Shi'ite leader has said he has formed a new government rejecting the American occupation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4948.htm

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Shiite Leader Forms Shadow Cabinet:

Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets of this Shiite holy city Saturday, October 11, in support for a shadow cabinet formed a day earlier by anti-U.S. firebrand Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr.

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-10/11/article06.shtml

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Islamic nations tell U.S. to leave Iraq:

Muslim nations have demanded "eviction of all foreign forces from Iraq" at the start of a summit in Malaysia with only Turkey defending plans to deploy its troops alongside the U.S.-led alliance.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4947.htm

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US told to avoid main Shia area in Baghdad:

A powerful Shia Muslim movement warned US troops on Friday not to enter Baghdad's largest Shia neighbourhood after a gun battle there on Thursday night killed two US soldiers and two Iraqis.

http://tinyurl.com/qk6c

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Iraqis protest at US ' terrorism':

Up to 10,000 Iraqi Shias have taken to the streets of a Baghdad suburb to denounce the US for "terrorism".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3181392.stm

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UN: Gaza raid violates international law:

UN chief Kofi Annan is condemning the killing of Palestinian civilians in a massive Israeli army raid in southern Gaza, saying the disproportionate use of force in densely populated areas violates international law.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4942.htm

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PA says US condones deaths of Palestinian civilians:

"This rampage of killing and destruction is a war crime which should be strongly condemned by the international community.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4949.htm

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8 Palestinians killed in Rafah:

Eight Palestinians, among them two children aged 12 and eight, were killed during an Israel operation in the Rafah refugee camp in the sourthern Gaza Strip. At least 60 Palestinians were wounded, most of them when a helicopter fired a missile at a crowd.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/348240.html

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Bible and sword: US Christian Zionists discover Israel:

The first lobbying effort on behalf of a Jewish state in Palestine was not organized or initiated by Jews. It occurred in 1891, when a popular fundamentalist Christian writer and lay-preacher, William E. Blackstone.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4951.htm

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Stalking Syria :

Like the invasion of Iraq, the strike on Syria bears the fingerprints of hawks in the Bush camp. In 1996 Washington defence guru Richard Perle co-authored a report to the Israeli Government advising that it abandon talks with the Palestinians and concentrate instead on regime change in neighbouring Arab nations.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4944.htm

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Red River:

For the criminal mind, this is indeed a prize worth lying for, worth cheating for, worth killing tens of thousands of innocent people for.

http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2003/10/10/120.html

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Preemptive Strike Against Rumsfeld Means Battle Lines Are Drawn:

So is this, as some Pentagon-watchers say, the beginning of the end for Mr Rumsfeld.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;$sessionid$
3M3BPSP0A0ORLQFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0?xml=
/news/2003/10/11/wus11.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/10/11/ixworld.html

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Bush officials bend Iraq facts till they break:

The most obvious proof that Bush officials hyped and distorted evidence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in the past is that they continue to hype and distort that evidence today, with a shamelessness that is stunning.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4943.htm

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Iraq's Mysterious Invisible Weapons:

The embarrassing exaggeration of Iraq's weapons is not going to go away before the presidential election. Patience only takes us so far.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/alanreynolds/ar20031009.shtml

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Cheney Defends Decision for War in Iraq:

Vice President Dick Cheney said the United States still faces enemies that could inflict hundreds of thousands of American deaths in a single day, and he defended the Iraq invasion as a critical strike against such terror.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20031010/D7U3DM1G0.html

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Phony Letters From Soldiers In Iraq:

This is one of the most disgusting things I've seen in a while.

http://counterspin.blogspot.com/2003_10_05_counterspin
_archive.html#106587184158441668

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This is how it goes· :

"[W]e can't be expected to fix the rundown and neglect of 30 years [of Saddam's dictatorship]." Articulate these small lies often enough, and they become what I call 'received opinion'.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0110.html

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Bush's Vanished Prisoner:

Jose Padilla now sits alone in a military cell where he is not even allowed to see his family (a son in Chicago and his mother in Florida) or use the telephone. He has to be wondering whether he will see the light of day again.

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0342/hentoff.php

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Open to Attack:

Bush gives in to chemical companies, leaving the nation vulnerable. "123 chemical facilities located throughout the nation have toxic 'worst-case' scenarios where more than a million people in the surrounding area could be at risk of exposure"

http://www.progressive.org/nov03/cusac1103.html

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UP to 30 Taliban fighters escape from Kandahar jail

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_412709,00050004.htm

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US Warning to New Zealand Seen as 'Pique' Over Iraq:

Lange said the U.S. appeared to be annoyed by New Zealand's opposition to the war on Iraq, and was reacting in a "somewhat browbeating fashion."

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5C
ForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200310%5CFOR20031009b.html

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Russian Official Cautions U.S. on Use of Central Asian Bases:

Defense Minister Sergei B. Ivanov of Russia said Thursday that his government expected the American military to withdraw from bases in two former Soviet republics in Central Asia once the mission in Afghanistan was completed.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4945.htm

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India, Israel, Russia Sign $1 Billion Defense Deal:

India signed a $1 billion deal on Friday to buy Russian surveillance planes outfitted with Israeli-made radar systems. The Israelis are to buy the Russian-made Ilyushin-76 transport planes from Uzbekistan.

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/oct2003-daily/11-10-2003/main/main1.htm

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FBI revokes its service award from Arab leader:

After pressure from a pro-Israeli group and columnist, the FBI rescinded an award it had planned to give to a prominent Arab-American leader this week.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4946.htm

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US: South America Remains Terrorist Center:

The Bush administration's point man on terrorist financing has said that the training and funding of terrorists remains a problem in the region of South America where the borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina intersect.

http://www.iht.com/articles/113316.html

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South Korean cabinet tenders resignations:

The entire membership of the South Korean cabinet, from the Prime Minister down, have tendered their resignations to President Roh Moo-Hyun over a political funding scandal.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s964862.htm

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Venezuelan Intelligence Sources Warn Of USA-CIA Backed Coup Attempt:

A heightened state of security is being maintained this weekend following multiple indications that a USA-CIA initiative is about to be launched against the government of President Hugo Chavez Frias.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4941.htm

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Accusations rife in Caracas bombings:

A string of bomb attacks in the Venezuelan capital has led to mutual accusations by the government and the opposition -- even charges of CIA involvement.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4940.htm

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Venezuelan VP alleges CIA role in Caracas attacks

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N10328670.htm

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US to Tighten Cuba Sanctions:

They include tightening an American travel embargo to the island, cracking down on illegal cash transfers, and a more robust information campaign aimed at Cuba.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3181048.stm

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Red Cross blasts Guantanamo: A top Red Cross

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3179858.stm

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Bolivia Sends Troops to Quell Protests, 5 Dead :

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Five people were reported killed on Sunday after Bolivia's government sent thousands of troops backed by tanks to quell increasingly violent protests against President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.

http://tinyurl.com/qno1

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Baghdad coalition hotel base bombed:

At least six Iraqis have been killed in the Iraqi capital in a suicide car bomb attack near a hotel used by senior coalition officials and the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC).

http://tinyurl.com/qnvm

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Baghdad: 10 dead in car bomb blast

I saw the driver. He was not an Iraqi, he had a lighter complexion. He did not have a beard and was wearing a hat.

http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=82589998&p=8z59x7x4

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Three policemen killed, eight kidnapped by suspected Taliban

About 150 suspected Taliban fighters armed with heavy machine guns and rockets attacked a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan Sunday, killing three officers and kidnapping eight others.

http://www.news24houston.com/content/headlines/?ArID=16571&SecID=2

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Israel plans to invade Syria, says Malaysian PM:

"Israel has been urging America to invade Syria, but America seems to be reluctant. So, in order to force the hands of America, Israel is going to invade Syria," Mahathir was quoted as saying by the official Bernama news agency

http://www.ptd.net/webnews/wed/cg/Qmalaysia-syria-israel.RRob_DOB.html

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Der Spiegel: Israel preparing strike to take out Iranian nuclear sites:

The Mossad's plan is now ready and has been delivered to the Israeli Air Force, which will carry out the strike. http://tinyurl.com/qn9w

See also: WILL IRAN BE NEXT?

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article3288.htm

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Report: IDF planning to attack nuclear sites in Iran:

A special Mossad unit has been ordered to formulate an attack plan against the nuclear weapons program sites in Iran.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4956.htm

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Israel deploys nuclear arms in submarines :

Israeli and American officials have admitted collaborating to deploy US-supplied Harpoon cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads in Israel's fleet of Dolphin-class submarines, giving the Middle East's only nuclear power the ability to strike at any of its Arab neighbours.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4957.htm

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Israel warned over separation fence as Syria threatens revenge:

Days before the UN Security Council is due to debate Israel's "separation fence" in the West Bank, the Palestinians warned yesterday that if the fence is allowed to go ahead, it will mean "the end of the two-state solution" envisaged by President Bush.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4954.htm

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Israel troops wreak havoc on Rafah:

Israeli occupation forces have left parts of the southern Gaza town of Rafah early Sunday, leaving many Palestinians dead and injured and as many as sixty homes completely destroyed.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4961.htm

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A heavenly match: Bush and the Christian Zionists

Part 5 in a series of 5 articles on Christian Zionism:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4960.htm

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The revenger's tragedy: why women turn to suicide bombing:

The cycle of slaughter that drove an ambitious female lawyer to become a human bomb.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4958.htm

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Israel At A Crossroads:

Rabbi Michael Lerner, debates Alan Dershowitz. Video.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4952.htm

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Frontline: truth, war and consquences: watch online

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/view/

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US soldiers bulldoze farmers' crops:

Americans accused of brutal 'punishment' tactics against villagers, while British are condemned as too soft.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4953.htm

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Bush in Babylon:

The Recolonization of Iraq: Demcoracy Now! speaks with renowned author and Middle East scholar Tariq Ali, author of Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq, about the emerging Iraqi resistance against the U.S. occupation.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4962.htm

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U.S. Military Largely Comprised Of Rural Americans

Disproportionately, the young men dying in Iraq come from places just like this. Compared to the nation's population, those who have died are disproportionately from smaller counties. They are disproportionately from counties with lower per capita income. They are disproportionately from places with low levels of college education.

http://tinyurl.com/qo8n

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Saboteurs blow up Iraq pipeline:

Paul Bremer, the US civilian administrator, said the country is losing £4.2m daily because of the closure of the export pipeline to Turkey.

http://www.news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1128872003

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Noam Chomsky: Dominance and its Dilemmas:

The most powerful state in history announced a new National Security Strategy asserting that it will maintain global hegemony permanently: any challenge will be blocked by force, the dimension in which the US reigns supreme.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4955.htm

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Claims of torture in Guantanamo Bay:

New claims have emerged that prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are being tortured by their American captors.

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2003/s962052.htm

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Many Soldiers, Same Letter:

Newspapers around U.S. get identical missives from Iraq

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20031011/frontpage/121390.shtml

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Korea: The real danger is the fantasy in Washington

It is one thing to be imprisoned in a fantasy of your own. It is much worse to be imprisoned in the fantasy of someone else. The latter is the situation of South Korea today. It is a victim of the Washington world-view, a bureaucratized form of fantasy.

http://www.iht.com/articles/113064.html

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U.S. Dollar May Decline for a Record Eighth Week, Survey Shows

The dollar is poised for a record eighth week of declines against the euro as finance officials from the world's largest economies seek to boost global growth, a Bloomberg News survey showed.

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=acObJIWSlmQk&refer=top_world_news

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Japan: The rapid run on dollar assets

It is starting to appear that a run on US dollar assets could well be causing the rise in Japanese stock markets.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Japan/EJ10Dh01.html

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Pentagon official: US may take action against Syria:

Pentagon adviser Richard Perle said Tuesday that the recent Israeli attack on an alleged training camp for Palestinian militants in Syria was long overdue and that he would not rule out U.S. military action against the Arab state.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4975.htm

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Bush's War Plan Is Scarier Than He's Saying:

The Widening Crusade: If some wishful Americans are still hoping President Bush will acknowledge that his imperial foreign policy has stumbled in Iraq and needs fixing or reining in, they should put aside those reveries. He's going all the way – and taking us with him.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4976.htm

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Arafat, Peres support unofficial Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty:

Yasser Arafat and Israeli opposition leader Shimon Peres lent their qualified support Tuesday to a symbolic peace treaty drawn up by former Israeli and Palestinian government officials and veteran negotiators.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4968.htm

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Israel dismisses peace plan as irresponsible:

Israeli forces entered a Gaza refugee camp on the Egyptian border in large numbers early yesterday for the second time this week, after Israeli and Palestinian peace activists said they reached agreement on a peace settlement.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/14/1065917414600.html

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Does this secret plan provide a new road to peace in the Middle East?:

The plan, a first draft of which was finalised in secrecy in Jordan at the weekend, is being put forward by the authors to prove that there is an alternative to the slaughter of the past three years.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=453125

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Nuclear Israel:

Nuclear North Korea, nuclear Iraq, nuclear Iran - of these our media has been full for the last year or more, though they either don't exist or hardly yet exist. But nuclear Israel, little endangered Israel? It's hard even to get your head around the concept, though that country has either the fifth or sixth largest nuclear arsenal in the world.

http://www.nationinstitute.org/tomdispatch/

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Whhy is Israel the only country America won't hold accountable?

"Sharon's madness might lead him and his people once again to messianic suicide," said Tueni.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4970.htm

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The March on Damascus: A New Epoch Unfolds:

For Bush, like many of the so-called hawks in his administration, Arabs and Muslims are all the same, geographically, culturally, religiously and politically. Bombing Syria, therefore, might not seem a far-off pitch.

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20031014014557917

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Bomb rocks Turkey's mission in Iraq:

A car bomb has exploded outside the Turkish embassy in Baghdad, injuring around six people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4969.htm

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Turkish Troops Ready to Hit Back If Attacked in Iraq:

Turkish troops will strike back if attacked by Kurds in Iraq who are fiercely opposed to their deployment in their war-torn country.

http://www.spacewar.com/2003/031013111123.vippgjs3.html

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US eyes second-tier threats in terror war:

It signals hardening stance by focusing on Syria, Libya, and Cuba.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4963.htm

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Sharon says Libya after nukes:

"One would not be surprised if Libya would be the first Arab country (to) have nuclear weapons," the aide quoted Sharon as telling foreign ambassadors in a meeting on Monday.

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=387830&section=news

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Iraq Stands at Syria's Side:

A member of Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council said on Monday that any attack against Syria was considered an attack against Iraq.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1429744,00.html

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U.S. Circulates Iraq Draft; Minister Almost Killed:

Wary members of the U.N. Security Council considered a new U.S. draft resolution Tuesday aimed at enlisting broader international support for Washington's struggle to stabilize Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4967.htm

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Full text: Third revision of US resolution on Iraq

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4965.htm

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America returns to UN for support on Iraq: EU rebuffs cash pleas

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=453123

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Bush Insists He's In Charge of Iraq Policy:

"The person who is in charge is me," Bush told Tribune Broadcasting when asked about the infighting and who was in charge.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3605503

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A Must Watch

Despotism & Democracy

An Encyclopaedia Britannica Film From 1946: Where would you place the US on the scale? A Must Watch

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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By Any Extreme of Wickedness:

We have to come to grips with our individual responsibility to vigilance. We have to show up every day to make certain the government is representing all of the people; not just the corporate few who show up every day to collect our money.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4972.htm

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Welcome To America: :

When Hughes' fiancee, a German national, tried to visit him on a six-month tourist visa, she was detained in Atlanta, handcuffed, jailed – even stripped of her diamond engagement ring. Then, after 20 hours without food, she was put on a plane and shipped back to Stuttgart.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4974.htm

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U.S. data mining riles Latin America:

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - For a people who have grappled with American meddling for more than a century, Nicaraguans were surprised to find that Uncle Sam's long reach may now extend right into their private lives.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4973.htm

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Deception Down Under :

Americans aren't the only ones wondering about the veracity of our government's case for war. Here a top-level Australian intelligence officer testifies about his government's Iraq misinformation campaign.

http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9122

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Don't Look Down:

So is America safe, despite its scary numbers?

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/14/opinion/14KRUG.html

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Greg Palast: IMF Confidential:

The Secret Documents the Masters of the Universe Would Rather You Not See

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4977.htm

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Bush‚s New Morally Bankrupt PR Campaign on Terrorism and Iraq

http://www.fff.org/comment/com0310e.asp

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More US soldiers die in Iraq:

A second US soldier has been killed in 24 hours in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in the Iraqi town of Tikrit.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1A6A5C00-B158-44CB-9909-3F97BD00E13D.htm

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Troops short on body armor:

About one-quarter of the 130,000 U.S. troops in Iraq still have not been issued a new type of ceramic body armor strong enough to stop bullets fired from assault rifles.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4966.htm

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Iraqi Arms Caches Cited in Attacks:

The two most recent suicide bombings here and virtually every other attack on American soldiers and Iraqis were carried out with explosives and matériel taken from Saddam Hussein's former weapons dumps, which are, for the most part, unguarded by American troops, allied officials said Monday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4964.htm

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Theatre of war :

Almost every day brings news of another US death in Iraq, but we hear almost nothing of the hundreds - maybe thousands - wounded by Saddam loyalists.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1061695,00.html

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Suicide - the GI's embedded enemy:

Suicides among United States servicemen in Iraq are running at up to three times the usual rate, the US Army has revealed.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/14/1065917415308.html

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Spoils of war:

US plans to sell off Iraqi businesses are simply the modern equivalent of pillage.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,1062049,00.html

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The Soviet Republic of Texas:

YOU MIGHT THINK America's rigged system of congressional elections couldn't get much worse. Self-serving redistricting schemes nationwide already have left an overwhelming number of seats in the House of Representatives so uncompetitive that election results are practically as preordained as in the old Soviet Union.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21839-2003Oct13.html

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Tanks shield Bolivia president from growing revolt:

Dozens of tanks ringed Bolivia's presidential palace on Tuesday to shield the besieged government from an expected worsening of violence after weeks of a popular revolt that has killed at least 52 people.

http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2003/10/14/rtr1107921.html

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GIs Killed in Spate of Iraq Attacks: Faceless attackers appeared to be escalating their campaign of violence in Iraq, with military officials on Monday reporting seven attacks that killed three U.S. soldiers and wounded 11 other coalition troops.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/870749.asp?0cv=CA01

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Gaza bomb attack: strategy shift?

"If this [attack] was done by Palestinians it would be a reply to the stubbornness of this administration and especially this last veto," says Palestinian political analyst Hani Masri

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1016/p01s01-wome.html

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"Can America 'Spin' Away Anti-U.S. Hatred in Islamic Countries?", by Ivan Eland:

http://www.independent.org/tii/news/031014Eland.html

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Three Americans killed in Gaza blast:

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/7017822.htm

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Diplomats: Americans Ordered to Leave Gaza

http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20031015_763.html

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Two killed in assassination attempt on Mubarak's son:

Two officers were killed and a driver was injured in a botched assassination attempt on the life of the son of the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4978.htm

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