Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of October 2003 – Part 3
Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans:

Greg Thielmann "I think my conclusion [about Powell’s speech] now is that it's probably one of the low points in his long distinguished service to the nation," says Thielmann.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4980.htm

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Wilson adds ammo to hit war credibility gap:

Ambassador Joseph Wilson's tells us he plans to circulate the text of a briefing by analyst Sam Gardiner that suggests the White House and Pentagon made up or distorted over 50 war stories. "Never before have so many stories been created to sell a war," he insists. But there's more...

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4981.htm

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Iraq War Swells Al Qaeda's Ranks, Report Says:

The 2003-2004 edition of the British-based think-tank's annual bible for defense analysts, said Washington's assertions after the Iraq conflict that it had turned the corner in the war on terror were "over-confident."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4979.htm

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Rumsfeld's $9 Billion Slush Fund:

For all the debate over President Bush's $87 billion supplemental request, no one seems to have noticed that the sum includes a slush fund of at least $9.3 billion, which Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld can spend pretty much as he pleases.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4982.htm

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'Neo-con or just plain ol' imperialism unleashed?'

What is a neo-con and what are the objectives of the so-called neo-conservative agenda?

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0113.html

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On Furlough, Soldier Savors Every Moment:

"In the beginning I was into this; we all were," he said. But now, he feels the war is a waste. "We haven't found anything, no weapons of mass destruction, no Saddam, no nothing. And the people there hate us."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4983.htm

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War's Bloody Fallout: Hundreds suffer horrible wounds

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/126008p-112902c.html

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States of War :

In America, the armed forces, whether they want it or not, are being dragged into the heart of political life. A mature democracy is in danger of turning itself into a military state.

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1014-09.htm

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Firms Get Ready for Business in Iraq:

About 100 private companies, mainly from Britain and the US, gathered in London yesterday to discuss investment opportunities in post-Saddam Iraq.

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1062567,00.html

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All the President's votes?:

A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large - and pro-Republican - corporations. Can democracy in America survive?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4984.htm

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Fears of more US electoral chaos after flaws are discovered in ballot computers:

Next year's US presidential election may be compromised by newvoting machines that computer scientists believe are unreliable, poorly programmed and prone to tampering.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=453116

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The Quartet 'Party' In Iraq

Is it possible to say that George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and Moqtada Al Sadr are affiliated to one 'party' whose objective is, regardless of the rhetoric, to fragment Iraq?

http://english.daralhayat.com/OPED/10-2003/Article-
20031015-40d4a563-c0a8-01ed-0057-26eca7bbf83f/story.html

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US vetoes resolution to bar Israel from building West Bank fence, backs demolitions of houses in Rafah.

http://albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=260991&lang=e&dir=news

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Political dynasty in Azerbaijan:

On Wednesday, for the first time in the vast former Soviet bloc, a son will inherit his father's presidency in a strong-arm election that illustrates the failure of democracy and political freedom.

http://www.iht.com/articles/113667.htm

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Tikrit Wants to Get Rid of 'US Thieves'

http://www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/ira031013.html

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Iraqi Shiite split widens

A shootout between Shiite factions in Karbala Tuesday killed at least one person and injured dozens.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1015/p01s01-woiq.html

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Assad slams ''fanatics'' in Bush administration, says Israel is ''terrorist state''

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday described members of President George W. Bush's administration as "fanatics" and warmongers.

http://www.albawaba.com/news/printArticle.php3?sid=261149&lang=e

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Space set to become war zone, warns US general:

"In my view it will not be long before space becomes a battleground," Lieutenant General Edward Anderson, deputy commander of US Northern Command

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/16/1065917535115.html

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U.N. Council Unanimous In Backing U.S. on Iraq:

Holdouts Russia, France, Germany and Syria join rest of Security Council in resolution vote.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34655-2003Oct16.html

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A Toothless Resolution: It won't change a thing in Iraq.

http://slate.msn.com/id/2089881/

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In case you missed it: The Man Who Knew: (CBS - 60 Minutes II)

Correspondent Scott Pelley has an interview with Greg Thielmann, a former expert on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Thielmann, a foreign-service officer for 25 years, now says that key evidence in the speech was misrepresented and the public was deceived.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4985.htm

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Dude, Where’s My Country?

Democracy Now! Interviews Author Michael Moore. Video.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4986.htm

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Searching For Truth On Iraq:

At issue now is how well we are being informed about the occupation of Iraq. Most Americans have forgotten what occupation means. Few historians are reminding us of our own history in resisting British occupation or the Boston massacre of revolting colonists that helped trigged our own revolution.

http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=
modload&name=News&file=article&sid=522

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Lies about Iraq rise to level of the absurd:

Lies beget more lies; a policy built on deception will always require further deception to sustain itself.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4991.htm

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Fact-Free News: You'll find it at Fox News.

The more you watch, the more you'll get things wrong.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27061-2003Oct14.html

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Bush & Co. Use the Orwell Sales Strategy:

There's nothing like a war to bring out the inner George Orwell in a government. In ways little and small, Uncle Sam has been morphing into Big Brother - spinning the news, even, apparently, manufacturing news.

http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-vppin
3494396oct14,0,3468879.column?coll=ny-news-columnists

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Clinton warned Bush of bin Laden threat:

"In his campaign, Bush had said he thought the biggest security issue was Iraq and a national missile defence," Clinton said. "I told him that in my opinion, the biggest security problem was Osama bin Laden."

http://www.reuters.com/printerFriendlyPopu
p.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=388817

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Top terrorist hunter's has divisive views on religion – Islam in particular:

"I knew, that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God, and his was an idol.‰

http://msnbc.com/news/980764.asp?0cv=CB10#BODY

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"A New Christianity for a New World"

Bishop Spong, Interview provides some interesting insights into the common roots and effects of both Islamic and Christian Fundamentalism.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4993.htm

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Graham Fuller, former deputy chairman of CIA's National Intelligence Council: Says Sending Turkish Troops to Iraq is "a Bad Idea":

"Bush wants to have troops there to replace the American troops who are being killed. So in effect he is asking Turkey to send its troops instead to be killed."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4989.htm

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Turkish Conscripts Likely To Be Least Willing of Coalition:

Unlike the US and Britain, Turkey makes military service compulsory for all men. Given that well over 90 percent of Turks opposed the US-launched war against Iraq, the young conscripts heading to Iraq's volatile "Sunni Triangle" may be less motivated additions to the coalition of the willing

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1016/p07s02-woeu.html

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Many Troops Dissatisfied, Iraq Poll Finds:

A broad survey of U.S. troops in Iraq by a Pentagon-funded newspaper found that half of those questioned described their unit's morale as low and their training as insufficient, and said they do not plan to reenlist.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A32521-2003Oct15?language=printer

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Dumbo: A War Story Starring George W.

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0342/sutton2.php

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Pentagon officials say they are preparing to confront radical Iraqi cleric:

The officials said they are growing increasingly worried that the cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, is a threat to the U.S.-led military coalition occupying Iraq.

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/288/wash/Pentagon_officials_say_they_ar:.shtml

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Halliburton Allegedly Overcharges in Iraq:

Halliburton's KBR subsidiary is billing the Army between $1.62 and $1.70 per gallon, while the average price for Middle East gasoline is 71 cents.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4990.htm

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Six in Ten Iraqis Unemployed, but U. S. Subcontractors Hire Cheap Migrant Laborers

http://www.misleader.com/daily_mislead/Read.asp?fn=df10162003.html

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Iraqi Blogger Reveals His Face:

"I appreciate the dropping of tons of bombs on my country. I appreciate the depleted uranium used in these bombs. I appreciate the whole policy of dual containment, which kept the region constantly on the boil because it was convenient for the US.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4992.htm

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I Can See Clearly Now:

Rice's insistence that there was a clear connection between Saddam and al-Qaida and, by extension, Osama bin Laden, has not wavered.

http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_2270.shtml

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Palestinians: US Was Warned Warned Of The Dangers:

Senior Palestinian Authority security officials claimed yesterday that in the past months, they had repeatedly warned U.S. officials to change travel routines in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/350334.html

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Rafah invaded by the Israeli army:

No-one can even approach, due to the threat from Israeli snipers. The streets surrounding the occupied area are deserted.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4988.htm

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Sharon buries a stillborn peace plan:

Israeli opposition politicians and intellectuals and Palestinian former ministers have united to propose a comprehensive new peace plan to put an end to years of bloodshed and occupation.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=
3528836&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

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Perle Rips New Plan For Peace:

Pentagon adviser Richard Perle yesterday denounced an unofficial peace plan negotiated between Israeli opposition leaders and moderate Palestinians, saying it would damage Israel's security, undermine its government and "would be illegal in the United States."

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20031014-092555-2121r.htm

See also: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

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10 Palestinians, including 3 children, killed by Israeli forces

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4987.htm

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Israeli Occupation of Palestine. The Root Cause of the Middle East Crisis:

How would you feel if an invader came into your neighborhood and told you to leave your home immediately because it was going to be demolished so the land could be used to build many new homes for the invaders? Would you sit back and offer no resistance as your entire life was reduced to rubble?

http://www.cnionline.org/resources/factsheets/march02fsht.html

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US explores its Afghanistan exit options:

With Afghanistan daily slipping into more anarchy and chaos, United States authorities, continue to explore political avenues that ultimately could pave the way for them to withdraw from the country.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/EJ15Ag01.html

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Bush says Australia is U.S. ' sheriff' in Southeast Asia:

Asked whether he saw Australia as Washington's deputy sheriff in Southeast Asia, Bush replied: "No. We don't see it as a deputy sheriff. We see it as a sheriff."

http://www.canadaeast.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20031015/CPW/33550028&cachetime=15

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'Beware Mad Max world of US':

United States foreign policy would lead Australia into a "Mad Max world" where the US would shield itself behind missiles, the former prime minister, Paul Keating said.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/15/1065917483266.html

 

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37 Killed in Nepal Fighting

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/oct2003-daily/16-10-2003/world/w1.htm

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Thousands of Bolivian Protesters March Into Capital:

Tens of thousands of poor indigenous Bolivians marched into the capital on Thursday as their leaders rejected President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada's attempt to defuse a deadly revolt, declaring they would protest until the "butcher" quit.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3629622

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Bolivian mob hurls dynamite:

Bolivia's army fought to stop a column of dynamite-wielding miners from streaming into the besieged capital on Wednesday, leaving two dead as a popular uprising against the President spread.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/16/1065917549094.html

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9/11 panel issues first subpoena, to FAA:

"The FAA's performance was poor and its compliance was pitiful,"

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20031015-072239-4190r

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Crops giant retreats from Europe ahead of GM report

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=453822

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China plans space station after manned flight

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/uncomp/articleshow?msid=236061

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IRAQ FIREFIGHT: 12 KILLED:

Three American soldiers and nine Iraqis have reportedly been killed in the town of Karbala. Another US military policeman was killed and two wounded in a seperate incident in the Baghdad area.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-12834608,00.html

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4 Jordanians Killed At US Checkpoint In Iraq:

U.S. forces in Iraq are on edge following suicide bomb attacks that have killed or wounded soldiers checking vehicles on several occasions.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3631306

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Defying Bush, Senate Votes to Make Iraq Pay Back Loan

http://tinyurl.com/raeg

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Pentagon To Call On More Support Troops:

The Pentagon is drawing up plans to mobilize more National Guard and Reserve forces for duty in Iraq.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3273891,00.html

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„Without a Strong American Opposition We Are Doomed‰

Renowned Author and Middle East Expert Tariq Ali Speaks Out on Iraq.

This is a must listen

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4995.htm

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Anti-empire forces strike back:

A newly-formed coalition of foreign policy experts from across the political spectrum, concerned that the US is moving in a dangerous direction toward empire, has already set its sights on neo -conservative strategists in and around the administration.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/EJ18Aa01.html

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'Amateurs at Empire':

They are rank amateurs at empire-building who are now faced with the insurmountable problem of effectively administering a country they claim to have liberated but which in reality has been occupied but without any of the 'tools of the trade' of a coloniser.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0117.html

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Visions of our Future:

It‚s time for Americans to wake up and value both the privileges and the responsibilities of living in America, before we lose that freedom to our own laziness and unconsciousness

http://www.opednews.com/pagano1003Liberal_Visions_of_our_future.htm

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World Uranium Weapons Conference:

The world uranium weapons conference is now in progress until the 20 October. The discussion and presentations of veterans, scientists, lawyers, activists etc, is available live on line

http://www.uranwaffenkonferenz.de/internet.htm

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Poisonous Legacy: Flash presentation.

- WARNING -

Mature Audience Only!

http://www.bushflash.com/pl_lo.html

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Brain injuries take toll on US soldiers:

According to military officials, roughly 20 percent of the wounds suffered by the troops in Iraq have been severe brain injuries.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2003/10/
16/brain_injuries_take_toll_on_us_soldiers/

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How GIs in Iraq are Used to Spread Bush Propaganda:

The facts are there and can't be denied : a sheet of propaganda was given to soldiers of the 503rd and they signed it and 500 were sent to hometown papers which reach thousands of voters.

http://www.counterpunch.org/cloughley10152003.html

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Bush revives military support for Indonesia:

President George Bush has announced he is ready to resume military aid to Indonesia and renew ties with its armed forces, in a statement that has stunned members of the US Congress.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/17/1066364484501.html

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In case you missed it:

Indonesian military implicated in terrorism

A report suggests Indonesia's military created the network now said to be Southeast Asia's most serious terrorist threat.

http://www.intellnet.org/news/2002/08/12/10862-1.html

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God put Bush in charge, says the general hunting bin Laden:

Gen Boykin has repeatedly told Christian groups and prayer meetings that President George W Bush was chosen by God to lead the global fight against Satan.

http://tinyurl.com/r8de

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Sharon's main plan is to capture more land: Ariel Sharon and his friends in Washington are in a hurry. They are racing to achieve their objectives before anyone stops them. And when they are in a hurry, they are particularly dangerous. Syria and Iran are in their sights, with further down the road Saudi Arabia, and even Egypt.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4996.htm

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IDF Kills Palestinian Policeman, Wounds Five in Gaza:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/350847.html

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`All Israelis are to blame' for Rafah :

So far, eight Palestinians have reportedly died during the operation, and about 80 have been injured, with 15 still hospitalized in moderate to serious condition.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/349478.html

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Palestinian forces arrest US bomb attack suspects

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=454180

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Two die in violence after Azerbaijani elections:

Two people die and at least 50 are reported injured as Azerbaijani police attack dozens taking part in an opposition rally in Baku.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1064704,00.html

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N Korea In "Nuclear Display" Threat:

North Korea has said it will "physically display" its nuclear deterrent, according to the North Korean news agency KCNA.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3197776.stm

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Russia plays its hand in the OIC:

Russian President Vladimir Putin's presence at the Organization of Islamic Conference summit is likely to raise eyebrows in Washington. Not only could Putin's attendance bode well for Russia, but it could also shift the balance of power in the Islamic world, a world increasingly suspicious of the US.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EJ18Ae01.html

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Mahathir steals show on first day of OIC summit:

Malaysian PM says Jews dominate because they "think"

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/17_10_03/art18.asp

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Syrian Military Put on Alert:

Syria's chief of staff has told the armed forces to be on alert to repel any possible Israeli aggression.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F4F5CE0E-D086-4433-B1BC-19664397A49A.htm

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Israel 'Very Happy' After US House Votes to Sanction Syria:

The legislation passed overwhelmingly by the House gives the White House a range of options for sanctioning Syria.

http://www.prolog.net/webnews/wed/bb/Qus-syria-sanctions.RVwR_DOG.html

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US legislation to pressure Syria will alienate it:

Washington will lose key regional player

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/17_10_03/art20.asp

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Bolivians urge leader to quit:

Indigenous leaders in Bolivia reject an attempt by the president, Gonzálo Sánchez de Lozada, to defuse a revolt.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1064680,00.html

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Bolivian President to Announce His Future

http://tinyurl.com/rch9

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Howard push to hose down sheriff furore:

After United States President George Bush described Australia as "sheriff" of the Asia-Pacific.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/16/1065917552617.html

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New Audio Tape: Bin Ladin warns of more anti-US attacks

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5007.htm

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Robert Fisk speech exposes lies behind the war on Iraq:

Listen to this powerful evidence from first-hand observation from the award-winning journalist for the London Independent and share these facts with those unaware of the real conditions in Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4998.htm

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Democracy Now! Exclusive:

Retired Air Force Col. On How Bush Admin. Used Psy-Ops, Propaganda and Information Warfare In Build-Up to Iraq Invasion.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4999.htm

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Hamza's War

The CIA has known all along that Hamza was a fraud. Nevertheless, they allowed Hamza ˆ and David Kay ˆ to mislead Congress right up until the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/printer-friendly.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35147

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Bush Ancestor's Bank Seized by Gov't :

President Bush's grandfather was a director of a bank seized by the federal government because of its ties to a German industrialist who helped bankroll Adolf Hitler's rise to power, government documents show.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5002.htm

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In case you missed it:

A Nazi in the (pocket) is worth four in the Bush (family):

The Bush story is such a fascinating history of capitalist corruption and power that it needs to be presented to a public that is consistently lied to, not only by the corporate media but by our so-called leaders.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3255.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Bush Family Fortunes:

The BBC and Greg Palast, Investigate the Bush family scandals.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4115.htm

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Is George W. Bush God's President?:

The False Rhetoric of General William Boykin's War

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5005.htm

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Carlos Mesa new leader in troubled Bolivia as president quits:

Bolivia's Congress has called on vice-president Carlos Mesa to take the reins in the troubled country after former president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada resigned following weeks of upheaval that has left over 80 people dead.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5000.htm

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Text: Bolivia leader's resignation letter:

Here is the full text of the letter of resignation submitted by Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to the Congress in La Paz.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3202804.stm

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Bolivian president resigns and flees to US:

"I think this was achieved thanks to the strength of the people. To the political conscious of the people," he said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s969868.htm

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In case you missed it:

Bolivia's 'Texan' President Does U.S. Bidding:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5001.htm

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Spanish call for charges over man's death :

A SPANISH judge has agreed to consider filing charges against three United States soldiers whose tank fired on and killed a Spanish journalist at a Baghdad hotel during the war in Iraq.

http://www.news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1150502003

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US Forces Surround Office of Iraq Shi'ite Cleric:

http://wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=
Breaking&storyId=791610&tw=wn_wire_story

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Anti-Jewish outburst clouds Bush's Asia trip:

His hosts will not be flattered by the time Mr Bush is allotting to them: 17 hours in Japan, 15 hours in Singapore, eight hours in the Philippines and three in Indonesia. Even in Australia, Mr Bush will stay for just 21 hours.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=454576

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Shades of 1973:

Sharon, with Bush‚s green light, prepares to widen Mideast war.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/18_10_03/art21.asp

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Listen to your ancestors:

In an age where history gets rewritten by the corporate media hour by hour, day by day, understanding where we come from and how we got here is a critical issue.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0118.html

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France warns against Iran action :

Military intervention would be ridiculous, says foreign minister, denouncing policy of forcible regime change.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,11882,1065801,00.html

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Keeping dissent invisible:

This approach of fencing protesters in and removing them from view is unprecedented, and it's gotten worse over the past two years."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5004.htm

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Congressman Henry Waxman:

Haliburton Is Raping The American Tax Payer

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5006.htm

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Congressman Ron Paul, Can We Afford to Spend $87 Billion in Iraq?:

Conservatives often proclaim that they are opposed to providing American welfare to the rest of the world. I agree. The only way to do that, however, is to stop supporting a policy of military interventionism. You cannot have one without the other.

http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2003/cr101703b.htm

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Killed in Action:

Would the media give more coverage to U.S. fatalities in Iraq if we were allowed to see the flag-draped coffins coming home?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5003.htm

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Iraq Keeps U.S. Hospital in Germany Busy:

``I can't tell the difference between combat and post-combat,'' said medical director Lt. Col. Richard Jordan, looking over rows of trailers providing temporary housing for the extra 600 doctors and nurses called in to handle casualties from the war.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3278623,00.html

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Sick, wounded U.S. troops held in squalor:

Hundreds of sick and wounded U.S. soldiers including many who served in the Iraq war are languishing in hot cement barracks -- sometimes for months -- to see doctors.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4997.htm

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Bolivian president deserted by last key supporter; close ally says president will resign

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi%3Ff%3D/
news/archive/2003/10/17/international1738EDT0722.DTL

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U.S. Military Assessment Team Going to Bolivia

"They're going to La Paz and they're going to assist the ambassador ... in light of the civil unrest there," he told Reuters.

http://wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=
Breaking&storyId=791454&tw=wn_wire_story

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Bolivia: Threats and violence against the news media.

http://www.indexonline.org/indexindex/20031017_bolivia.shtml

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Brazil airlifts 108 people from Bolivia:

A Brazilian Air Force Hercules plane airlifted 108 people from neighboring Bolivia Friday in a rescue mission.

http://www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2003/10/17/rtr1113519.html

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Interfaith Alliance:

"When will those who proclaim to be Christian adhere to the tenets of Christian faith that call for a love of neighbor and a respect for human dignity?

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=142-10162003

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Federal Deficit Rises to Record $374.2 Billion:

The costs of the war in Iraq, a new round of tax cuts and economic weakness pushed the government's red ink to the highest level in history.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/20/politics/20WIRE-DEFI.html?hp

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Sharon Says Israel Determined To Remove Arafat:

Ariel Sharon said Monday Israel was determined to "remove" Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, reaffirming a decision taken by his government a month ago.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53155-2003Oct20.html

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Israeli To Speed Up Wall Construction:

Ariel Sharon has promised to speed up building the controversial security barrier separating Israel from Palestinian areas in the West Bank.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3208286.stm

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Another US Soldier Killed in Iraq:

U.S. soldier was killed and five were wounded in an attack on a patrol in the flashpoint Iraqi town of Falluja.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
A3Y3D4W4OL5O4CRBAEZSFFA?type=topNews&storyID=3647836

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FBI: Moussaoui not involved in 9/11:

The FBI has long believed that Moussaoui played no part in the 9/11 scheme and was only a minor player in al-Qaeda.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101031027-524419,00.html

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Perle: Force Against N. Korea Only Option :

Interviewed from Israel, Perle offered his analysis of the growing North Korean threat to Fox News' Cal Thomas this weekend.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5024.htm

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The new Great Game :

The 'war on terror' is being used as an excuse to further US energy interests in the Caspian

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5027.htm

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Bush Rules Out Pact with N. Korea:

President Bush on Sunday rejected North Korea's demand that the United States sign a formal non-aggression treaty in exchange for nuclear concessions.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3282490,00.html

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3 killed, by Israeli air strikes:

At least 23 people, including four children and a 70-year-old woman, were wounded in the attacks

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_425715,001300380000.htm

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Sharon's, verbal assault on Geneva Accord:

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon opened the winter session of the Knesset on Monday with a speech slamming the Geneva Accord proposal for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/351846.html

See also: Full text, The Geneva Accord

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5019.htm

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My Country Is At War With Palestine :

Most US citizens, if asked, would be surprised to learn that their country is at war with the country of Palestine. They are ignorant of the massive support being given to Israel, with their taxes.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5023.htm

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Families seek truth over Israeli deaths :

Chris McGreal talks to the relatives of three British and American victims as they struggle to find out how their loved-ones came to die at the hands of the Israeli army.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5025.htm

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In case you missed it:

US says it supplied Israel with nuclear missiles for subs:

Israeli and US officials have admitted collaborating to deploy US-supplied Harpoon cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads in Israel's fleet of Dolphin-class submarines

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2003/10/13/2003071476

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What Is Fascism? :

This may surprise most educated people. One of the more common government strategies today, especially in developing regions is fascism.

http://www.couplescompany.com/FEATURES/Politics/Structure3.htm

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'When thieves fall out':

"Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism"

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0119.html

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Wary of Europe's Defense Plan, the US Prepares Global Cops:

An emergency meeting is to be held at Nato headquarters tomorrow, at the Americans' request, to try to allay Washington's fears that EU plans for a separate defence identity could fatally undermine the alliance and begin to push America out of Europe.

http://www.sundayherald.com/37529

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South Korea: Over 5,000 Soldiers Likely to Head to Iraq

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200310/kt2003101916480011990.htm

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Blair‚s Evangelical Belief Sent Britain to Iraq War:

Blair‚s former foreign secretary revealed on Sunday.

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/oct2003-daily/20-10-2003/world/w4.htm

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Virtue is its own drawback :

One pops pills. Another gambles. Another lets her mother die alone. Yet these are Bush's virtue-mongers.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5022.htm

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Orientalism is alive and well - in Iraq:

Students should not be permitted to read Said, or Robert Fisk or Arundhati Roy. And above all, Middle East scholars must be discouraged from learning Arabic.

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/opinion/20_10_03_b.asp

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In case you missed it:

Arundhati Roy: „Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy, Buy One Get One Free:

So here we are, the people of the world, confronted with an Empire armed with a mandate from heaven.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3441.htm

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Stop America's war on Bolivian farmers:

Unless the United States and its allies like Sánchez de Lozada stop their war against us, Bolivia will have neither peace nor a future.

http://www.iht.com/articles/113857.html

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Anti-terror firms get lawsuit immunity :

Makers of anti-terrorist technology are lining up to register under a new government scheme that provides them with immunity from lawsuits brought if their products malfunction or don't work during a terrorist attack.

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20031019-052032-7399r

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Warfare at the speed of light:

After sinking 40 years and billions of dollars into beam weapons, defense scientists are on the cusp of what could be a military revolution -- warfare at the speed of light.

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/cda/article/print/0,1674,82~1865~1709759,00.html

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'Bush plunges U.S. into rapid decline'

The previously unthinkable is now on the table. Russia, the world's second largest oil exporter, is giving serious consideration to trading its black gold in euros.

http://www.blackcommentator.com/60/60_cover_iraq.html

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3 Israeli soldiers killed in ambush :

Three Israeli soldiers were killed and several more wounded when they were ambushed by Palestinian resistance fighters on Sunday evening near Ram Allah in the West Bank.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FA0502F5-1B15-4E84-A0E0-B237659659AF.htm

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The Geneva Accord :

The following is the text of the Geneva Accord

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5019.htm

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Malaysia: No Apology for Truth :

"Are we not allowed at all to criticize the Jews if they do things which are wrong?" Mahathir asked. "If Muslims can be accused of being terrorists, then others can accuse the Jews of being terrorists also."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5021.htm

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Trained to Kill

"One of the things that people need to be very clear about, is when you train soldiers to go to war, you are training them to do one thing [kill] - regardless of how the politicians dress it up."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5020.htm

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Report: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia conclude secret nuclear deal:

Pakistan has agreed to provide KSA [Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] with the wherewithal for a nuclear deterrent.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5038.htm

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A Day In Iraq: 43 Attacks On U.S.

http://www.majority.com/news/cbs1.html

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Curtains Ordered for Media Coverage of Returning Coffins :

The Bush administration has ended the public dissemination of images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers' homecomings on all military bases.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5036.htm

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Fatal Vision:

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" Barbara Bush (mother of GW Bush), 04/16/03

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5039.htm

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Soldiers ripe to resist? :

"These families know their loved ones are fodder," said Skelly. The question is: What will happen when soldiers say the same thing?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5037.htm

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Soldiers Miss Flights Back to Iraq :

More than 30 soldiers who came home from Iraq for two weeks of leave have failed to show up for their flights back to the combat zone, military officials said yesterday.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A56494-2003Oct20?

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New Cheney Adviser Sets Syria In His Sights:

A neo-conservative strategist who has long called for the United States and Israel to work together to "roll back" the Ba'ath-led government in Syria has been quietly appointed as a Middle East adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5031.htm

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Coalition Forces Take Action in Iraq City :

"They (Americans) raided the house, shot him first in the leg, tied his hands and then shot him in the head."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5034.htm

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Woman who lost children, sight in Iraq struggles to cope :

Majdolin Yonan's eyelids are sunken, the sockets empty. But she can still picture her 2ü-year-old daughter, Valantina, who died when bombs hit their apartment building in Mosul, Iraq.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20031020-9999_1m20iraqi.html

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Group Faults U.S. Tactics Against Civilians in Iraq :

U.S. forces have killed at least 94 civilians in Baghdad since May 1 "in questionable circumstances" but faced investigation in only five incidents, encouraging soldiers to believe they can fire with impunity.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5033.htm

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Pain lingers 36 years after deadly rampage:

Without warning, the men were executed, Army records state, their bodies tossed into open graves.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=
/20031021/SRTIGERFORCE/110210075

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Army Probes Treatment of Ill Iraq Veterans:

The Army is investigating complaints that hundreds of sick and wounded soldiers who just returned from Iraq are languishing in crudely furnished barracks without proper medical care at the Fort Stewart military base.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/21/national/21SOLD
.html?ex=1067707770&ei=1&en=754fd52b14b2122c

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The Fabulous War On Terror Flim Flam:

All good magicians know the secret of a successful trick is misdirection. Get the audience to focus on your right hand while the left palms the coin to be pulled out of a dazzled on-looker's ear.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5035.htm

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GW Bush and the Veterans:

The men who are victims of warfare and illness from Iraq War I to Iraq War II have been held back from treatment, either by lack of doctors, beds or bureaucratic red tape, have finally been heard through complaints to the media.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5032.htm

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The United States: Israel's agent or honest broker?:

The logical question that begs itself now is: For how long will the Arabs delude themselves that the US is an honest broker and continue to deal with it as such?

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/opinion/21_10_03_c.asp

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Forget reds under the bed, there's Arabs in the attic:

http://www.thesis.co.uk/current_edition/story.aspx?story_id=2005019

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Conservatives Back Gen. in Remarks Flap

Religious conservatives in Congress are defending a Pentagon general who referred to the war on terror as a Christian fight against Satan.

http://tinyurl.com/rop0

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Listening to Mahathir:

To understand why he made those remarks is to realize how badly things are going for U.S. foreign policy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/21/opinion/21KRUG.html

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Anti-Bush Rallies Erupt Across Indonesia

http://www.laksamana.net/vnews.cfm?ncat=29&news_id=6204

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George W. Bush is bad news for America.

If we can get the media to report the truth – he's a goner.

http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?
op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=520

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Arafat urges Quartet to intervene immediately as U.S. refuses to condemn Israeli acts

http://www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=261515&lang=e&dir=news

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Arab League says Palestinians facing open war

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L2146253.htm

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Palestinian doctor killed treating air strike wounded:

Doctor Zain Shahin's first reaction to the Israeli air strike today near the clinic where he worked was to rush out to treat the wounded. It cost him his life.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/21/1066631400308.html

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Israel Kills 14 In Air Strikes On Palestinian Refugee Camp:

Israel's Channel 10 TV said none of the dead were militants, characterizing the refugee camp strike as a "mistake."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5029.htm

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The return of Arabophobia :

Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are only the latest in a long line of Arab bogeymen.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5028.htm

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Abandoning Human Rights Principles:

Charges against the Bush administration for human rights violations keep rolling in. It is a new role for America, accustomed to the moral high ground from which it launches arrows at nations such as China, Russia, Cuba, South Africa, Iraq, Iran, Burma for denial of civil and human rights.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5030.htm

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Bush got it wrong on Indonesia, says official:

President George Bush tripped up when he said last week that the United States was ready to "go forward with" a new package of military training programs with Indonesia, a White House official has said.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/20/1066631359740.html

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Inquiry ended without justice:

Army substantiated numerous charges - then dropped case of Vietnam war crimes

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5026.htm

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Federal Deficit Rises to Record $374.2 Billion:

The costs of the war in Iraq, a new round of tax cuts and economic weakness pushed the government's red ink to the highest level in history.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/20/politics/20WIRE-DEFI.html?hp

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NEW ON SITE MOVIE:

BBC Four Investigative Report

"Dead in the Water"

During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5073.htm

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ATTACKERS Kill 10 Driving in Afghanistan

Attackers fired rockets at a pickup truck ferrying passengers to a northern Afghan ... Five men, three women and two children were killed.

http://tinyurl.com/s8xt

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3 American soldiers, 2 Iraqis killed: Attacks reported in north and central Iraq.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/870749.asp?0cv=CB10

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Press Underreports Wounded in Iraq:

"Pentagon officials have rebuked public affairs officers who release casualty figures, and, until recently, U.S. Central Command did not regularly publicize the injured tally either"

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/
headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2008146

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11 US Soldiers Wounded In Iraq Wednesday:

http://www.itar-tass.com/english/allnews/473329.html

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Why we are here:

Soldiers get most of their news watching Armed Forces Network television or reading Stars and Stripes newspaper. Both are official military media and provide the soldiers with what the military wants them to know.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ25Ak05.html

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Military: Iraqi Detainee Was Strangled:

A Baath Party official who died in a detention camp in southern Iraq suffocated after a U.S. Marine reservist grabbed him by the neck and snapped a bone in his throat, according to a military investigation.

http://tinyurl.com/s8w2

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More and More Iraqis View the US as Occupation Force:

They say they want an Islamic-style democracy, citing Iran as a model, said a new poll.

http://tinyurl.com/s3gx

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US Raid Nets Whole Iraqi Village:

One as old as 81, one as young as 13. A month after the raid, apparently aimed at preventing terrorists from slipping across the border from Saudi Arabia, only two of the 79 captives have been freed.

http://tinyurl.com/s3zk

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Madrid donors' meeting: cover for American control:

The US, as the aggressor power and currently the occupying power, is legally and morally obligated to abide by the requirements of international law and pay for the reconstruction of Iraq.

http://dailystar.com.lb/opinion/23_10_03_d.asp

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World spurns US appeal for $30bn to rebuild Iraq

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=456628

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D.C. undercover operations blown?:

Undercover officers have infiltrated and become active in a controversial anti-Bush group.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35062

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Bush Drops Opposition To Building Of Israeli Wall:

The administration now appears to accept not only the idea of the fence, but also its deep penetration into the West Bank.

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.24/news1.fence.html

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3 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Attack :

The attack, came as Israeli officials disclosed that a security barrier being built along the West Bank could become a unilaterally imposed border annexing the strategic Jordan River Valley to Israel.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3303990,00.html

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The Road to Peace: Disarm the True Enemy, HATRED :

Israeli propaganda has effectively convinced Americans Israel is a democracy; by definition it is not. The first step to eliminating the hate is acknowledging the truth.

http://www.couplescompany.com/Features/Politics/Rachel4.htm

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Hanan Ashrawi and the Price of Dissent :

Supporting Palestinian self-determination, critiquing Israeli Government policy and questioning Zionist history is seemingly enough to incur the wrath of Jewish groups around the world.

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=44&ItemID=4387

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Inquiry Faults Intelligence on Iraq :

Threat From Saddam Hussein Was Overstated, Senate Committee Report Finds

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5071.htm

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