Information Clearing House  Digest October 1-6 2004
Date: 6 Oct 2004

1 YEAR & 181 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Iraq Had No Stockpiles of WMD – Duelfer:

Iraq had no stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons for military use before last year's U.S.-led invasion and its nuclear program had decayed since the 1991 Gulf War, a U.S. weapons inspector said in testimony on Wednesday.
olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6430071

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Saddam destroyed weapons in 1991, report says:

The basic conclusion of the report ˜ that Iraq had no stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons and a moribund nuclear weapons development effort ˜ strengthens the preliminary findings of Duelfer's predecessor, David Kay, and undercuts the main Bush administration argument for war.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-10-06-wmd_x.htm

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Suicide car bomber kills 16 people in Iraq:

An Interior Ministry official said the bomber targeted recruits for the paramilitary force in the town of Anah on Wednesday, 260 km (163 miles) north-west of Baghdad, near the Syrian border.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041006/325/f41aq.html

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14 die in Iraq violence:

Capt Angela Bowman, a military spokeswoman, denied US troops opened fire against civilians in the area or shot at a car in which the three were killed.
www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en72551&F_catID=&f_type=source

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Iraqi civilian killed in Basra as US forces launch major attack south of Baghdad
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=286387&lang=e&dir=news

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Ninth South African killed in Baghdad:

A South African has been killed and a second injured in an explosion in Baghdad, a government spokesman was quoted as saying Wednesday
www.spa.gov.sa/newsview.php?extend.208463

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Fresh US-led attacks across Iraq:

US warplanes have again pounded Falluja and launched fresh attacks on Sadr City and another province close to the Iraqi capital.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1214E9CA-4671-48FC-A4FB-E193D5FA6FB9.htm

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Al-Zarqawi may not be behind Iraq attacks :

According to an Arab intelligence assessment, al-Zarqawi is not capable of carrying out the level of attacks in Iraq that he has claimed and that American officials have blamed on him.
www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83~1968~2448947,00.html#

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Get us out of Iraq: UN staff:

Two organisations representing more than 60,000 United Nations staff members urged Secretary-General Kofi Annan to pull all UN staff out of Iraq because of the “unprecedented” risk to their safety and security.
news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=5039

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Soldiers allegedly used electrical cord to help kill general:

Four Fort Carson soldiers accused of killing an Iraqi general last year allegedly used an electrical cord to help kill him, according to charging documents in the case.
www.kctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2394594

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To Torture or Not?

President Bush today distanced himself from his administration‚s quiet effort to push through a law that would make it easier to send captured terror suspects to countries where torture is used. The
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6185393/site/newsweek/

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In one corner of Iraq, loyalty to a Shiite rebel burns fiercely:

It became apparent that the Mahdi Army here is less a discrete military organization than a populist movement that includes everyone from doctors to policemen to tribal sheiks, and whose ranks swell with impoverished men willing to die.
www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2004/10/06/2003205771

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UK: Short defends Iraq's insurgents:

Former Cabinet minister Clare Short has likened insurgents in Iraq to the French resistance who battled the German occupation.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3720316.stm

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Picture:

Palestinian Hadija Assaliyah, 9, weeps as she watches her father Wafi Assaliyah's body leave the family home during his funeral in the Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip
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U.S. Votes For More Slaughter In Gaza:

Vetoes resolution calling for halt to Israeli military operations:

The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 11 in favor, one against
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041005-1511-un-israel-palestinians.html

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Israeli Tank Fire Kills 3 in Gaza Town:

Israeli tanks shelled a town in the in the northern Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, killing three Palestinians and wounding 10 children in their houses, witnesses and medics said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6422773

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Two girls, two shots to the head :

Two 15-year-old pupils at Jabaliya's school were both shot in the head by Israeli soldiers inside their homes just a few blocks and several hours apart.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1320735,00.html

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** Important Article **

Top Sharon Aide : Gaza plan aims to freeze the peace process:

“And when you freeze that process, you prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, and you prevent a discussion on the refugees, the borders and Jerusalem. Effectively, this whole package called the Palestinian state, with all that it entails, has been removed indefinitely from our agenda.
207.44.245.159/article7026.htm

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Israel Palestinian State Shelved with U.S. Blessing
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20041006_199.html

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Judging the Intifada:

Despite all of Israel's killing and cruelty for decades, the Palestinians are unbroken; they have neither abandoned their rights, nor resigned themselves to living permanently under Israeli dictatorship.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3166.shtml

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Alleged Israeli Spy Is Said to Have Rejected Plea Deal:

A Pentagon analyst being investigated for allegedly helping pass secrets to Israel has stopped cooperating with authorities and retained a new lawyer to fight possible espionage charges
207.44.245.159/article7031.htm

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American Politician‚s Moral Blind Spot Toward Israel: Kerry, Edwards, Bush & Cheney
207.44.245.159/article7029.htm

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State-Sponsored Thuggery:

Whatever the Sharon government may claim to the contrary, implicit in this action was the threat that if the German pilots did not change course, the airliner would have been shot down. It has yet to be established if this act of aerial piracy took place in international or in Cypriot airspace.
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=52454&d=6&m=10&y=2004

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UN Hits Back Over Israeli Charges
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Beheading the UN:

How did this institution, with its historic mandate to end all wars and promote peace and development around the world, come to such a sorry pass?
207.44.245.159/article7032.htm

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Video: Vice Presidential “Debate “:

Watch It Online
207.44.245.159/video1015.htm

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A History Of Deceit:

Further Proof That Dick Cheney Is A Liar:

A picture is worth a thousand words.
207.44.245.159/article7027.htm

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U.S. Presidential “Debates”:

Act II: Phantom of the Opera:

Daniel Patrick Welch describes the horror of watching the debate between Vice Presidential candidates Dick Cheney and John Edwards, and suggests a career change for the Vice President.
207.44.245.159/article7025.htm

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This is a must watch

Need a laugh?:

Exclusive Video: Danke Cheney:

A behind the scenes look as Dick Cheney Warms up For The Vice Presidential Debate. Quicktime video.

This is a must watch
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US-Iraqi troops in new offensive:

More than 3,000 US and Iraqi troops have launched a major offensive on a rebel stronghold south of the capital, Baghdad, the US Central Command says.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3718518.stm

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US jets strike Sadr City:

US warplanes have pounded Baghdad's Sadr City only hours after car bombs killed at least 26 people in two Iraqi cities.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/72E2818E-9983-4B9D-8CF2-5F0366D73836.htm

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Why Don't Americans Care? :

Do you know who Halliburton is? Dick Cheney? How about Karl Rove? Alas, most Americans don't
207.44.245.159/article7028.htm

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Video: “Why, Doesn't Anybody Care?”:

Its A Nightmare, So Why Do You Call It An American Dream.
207.44.245.159/video1016.htm

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Sympathy for al-Zarqawi grows among Iraqis :

Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is gaining support among Iraqis who are outraged over the trail of razed neighborhoods and dead civilians left by the U.S. military's anti-insurgent offensives this month.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9842981.htm

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TigrisTales :

I am in a police convoy speeding south of Baghdad. Then the young officer in charge gives an order that shocks us all
www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1320758,00.html

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The six year old held hostage by the US:

A list of Iraqi prisoners seen by Socialist Worker includes at least 70 women, as well as scores of children and old men. One prisoner, Fadil Dalani, is just six years old.
www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=2654

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Take them out, dude: pilots toast hit on Iraqi 'civilians':

The Pentagon said yesterday it was investigating cockpit video footage that shows American pilots attacking and killing a group of apparently unarmed Iraqi civilians.
207.44.245.159/video1011.htm

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Forget About Them:

Watch them torturing and raping prisoners, turn the TV channel, watch Oprah, she will teach you how to deal with daily stress and forget about them
207.44.245.159/article7024.htm

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In case you missed it:

Another Proud Day In American Military History
207.44.245.159/video1013.htm

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Picture:

Relatives of 13 year-old Palestinian girl Iman Al Hams, mourn over her body at the family house during her funeral in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip
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The trouble with bulldozers:

Ariel Sharon is stomping the Palestinian people literally to death, he looks back over his shoulder and laughs at Colin Powell who is busy hoping that Israel will come to its senses.
207.44.245.159/article7023.htm

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Israeli commandos and pilots conducting special operations in Iraq: sources
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=10/5/2004&Cat=2&Num=008

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This is a must watch.

Video and Transcript:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Guantanamo, President Bush and the Invasion of Iraq:

This is a must watch.
207.44.245.159/video1014.htm

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2 killed as bomb goes off in Karzai's election rally :

Two people were killed and two others wounded Wednesday as a bomb went off in a public rally when President Hamid Karzai's chief running mate Ahmad Zia Masoud was delivering his speech in northeast Afghanistan
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/06/content_2057327.htm

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Afghanistan: District campaign official killed in west Afghanistan :

Leading presidential candidate Yunus Qanooni said that one of his campaign organisers had been killed in western Afghanistan.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=79721

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Telltale Signs of Torture Lead Family to Demand Answers:

Not all evidence of military personnel mistreating Iraqis held in US custody come from leaks within the American- and British-run detention facilities.
newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=275

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Pastor Bush :

Why do so many Americans dismiss the evidence that the occupation of Iraq has gone disastrously wrong? Because the US has a long tradition of putting faith before facts. Jonathan Raban on George Bush's debt to the Puritans
www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1320762,00.html

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The Hamdi Case Mocks Justice:

The question is: Why did the government choose to release Hamdi instead of charging him with a crime, such as terrorism or treason?
www.fff.org/comment/com0410a.asp

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Strange case? :

Israeli Involved In Delaware County, Bomb Scare Had No Passport Or Visa
207.44.245.159/article7030.htm

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The State Department's extreme makeover:

A veteran Foreign Service officer warns that when Colin Powell departs in a second Bush term, America will lose its last bulwark against the radical ideologues who are planning more Iraqs.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/salon39.html

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Rumsfeld's missing link :

Donald Rumsfeld was at his laconic best at a New York thinktank on Monday when he said there was no “strong, hard evidence” linking al-Qaida to Iraq. But the statement still dropped like a bombshell.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1320430,00.html

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Corruption in Iraqs Interim Government:

“The Planet's Supreme Kleptocracy”: My involvement in Iraq through contracts and contacts over the past year has led me to the sad conclusion that the United States has created the planet's supreme kleptocracy in record time.
www.juancole.com/2004_10_01_juancole_archive.html#109690930988639835

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Europe And Asia Write Off The U.S.:

Asia, Europe move closer in cooperation : Leaders from the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries are gathering here to work for a common goal of peace and stability, growth of economy and cultural diversity between the two continents.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/05/content_2055622.htm

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Why Putin is backing Kyoto again:

Russians aren't stupid.
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US 'bugged' France's Chirac calls:

A book published in France says the US regularly monitored French President Jacques Chirac's phone calls.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3715980.stm

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House Votes to Break Up 9th Circuit Court :

The Republican-led House voted Tuesday to break up the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, an action opponents said was motivated by conservatives' ire over some of the court's rulings.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4536425,00.html

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Will US Senate Dare to Raise the Debt Ceiling Before the Election?:

A budget resolution passed the House in May 2004, hiking the debt ceiling by another $690 billion to nearly $8.1 trillion. If the Senate concurs, Federal debt could thus “grow” by 26 percent in just two years.
baltimorechronicle.com/100504Cederholm.shtml

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Date: 5 Oct 2004

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1 YEAR & 180 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Ten policemen killed in Iraq:

In two separate attacks south of Baghdad, police said today. 8km further south, three policemen were shot dead yesterday as they stopped at a petrol station, said policeman Faez Nasser.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10987532^1702,00.html

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Car bomb explodes, two killed in clashes west of Baghdad:

A car bomb explosion early Tuesday was followed by clashes between U.S. troops and insurgents in the Sunni Triangle city of Ramadi, police and eyewitnesses said
www.spa.gov.sa/newsview.php?extend.208176

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'Turkish, Iraqi-Italian spies' executed in Iraq:

Video shows militants executing two men confessing to camera they are Turkish, Iraqi-Italian spies before being executed.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11459

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13th COSCOM Soldier killed:

One 13th COSCOM soldier is dead and two are injured as the result of an improvised explosive device attack on their convoy near Baghdad around 11:30 p.m. October 4.
www.mnf-iraq.com/media-information/October%202004/041005a.htm

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Iraqi President condemns US air assaults:

The Iraqi provisional Government has condemned US air assaults as “collective punishment” as US forces claimed victory in an offensive against the rebel city of Samarra.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/age15.html

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The eyes that cannot see beyond Jabaliya and Samarra :

“Mr” Sharon and the US president, George Bush, have a credibility gap. To fill it, it seems ongoing civilian carnage is not too high a price to pay.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1319696,00.html

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Bremer: U.S. had too few troops in Iraq:

Bremer has generally defended the U.S. approach in Iraq but in recent weeks has begun to criticize the administration for tactical and policy shortfalls.
www.indystar.com/articles/8/183985-4208-010.html

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David H. Hackworth: Uncle Sam Will Soon Want Your Kids:

Although Pentagon puff artists insist they‚re making quota, recruiters are already saying it would be easier to find $100 bills on the sidewalk outside a homeless shelter than fill their enlistment quotas, even with the huge bonuses now being paid.
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Dear Mike, Iraq sucks :

Michael Moore received a flood of letters and emails from disillusioned and angry American soldiers serving in Iraq. Here, in an exclusive extract from his new book, we print a selection
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The Grief of Baghdad:

“You can see my fingers is messed up.” Cpl. Tyson Johnson is 100 percent disabled, cannot support his family ˆ and the National Guard wants its bonus back.
207.44.245.159/article7020.htm

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“I'm in a bunker in Mosul, Iraq, getting mortared daily…”
michaelmoore.com/books-films/willtheyevertrustusagain/index.php?id=3

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Woman Dies after Learning her Son Was Killed in Iraq
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3587653

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U.S. Faces Complex Insurgency in Iraq:

The U.S. military is fighting the most complex guerrilla war in its history, with 140,000 American soldiers trained for conventional warfare flailing against a thicket of insurgent groups with competing aims and no supreme leader.
www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/world/9833731.htm

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US 'war on terror' is unwinnable :

The so-called “war on terror” has become not only unwinnable but counter-productive, greatly exacerbating the threat of global terrorism.
www.thestar.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=225&fArticleId=2249447

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Donald Rumsfeld Says No Hard Evidence Links Saddam To al-Qaida
abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/apress_100504_rumsfeld.html

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In case you missed it:

Rumsfeld Says U.S. Has 'Bulletproof' Evidence of Iraq's Links to Al Qaeda
www.intelmessages.org/Messages/National_Security/wwwboard/messages/1761.html

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Rumsfeld: Iraq/al-Qaida remarks 'misunderstood' :

The US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, today attempted to distance himself from his earlier comments that there were no links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1320129,00.html

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CIA review finds no evidence Saddam had ties to Islamic terrorists:

A new CIA assessment undercuts the White House's claim that Saddam Hussein maintained ties to al-Qaida, saying there's no conclusive evidence that the regime harbored Osama bin Laden associate Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/9836114.htm

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Doubts raised on Saddam theory in 2001 :

The Bush administration knew as early as mid-2001 that a central plank of its argument about Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction was regarded by its own nuclear experts as probably untrue
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1319000,00.html

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The Bush Doctrine is Israel's Doctrine:

Iraq and Palestine are two centres of identical atrocities committed by two close allies against defenceless populations. These atrocities are only allowed to continue because of the silence and passivity of Western citizens, and media pundits.
207.44.245.159/article7021.htm

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Amnesty International: Israel/Occupied Territories:

Excessive Use Of Force In Gaza Incursion Condemned :

In the past week (since the evening of Tuesday 28 September) more than 70 Palestinians have been killed, more than a third of whom were unarmed and including some 20 children. Hundreds of others have been injured.
207.44.245.159/article7022.htm

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US Defends Israeli Invasion, May Veto UN Resolution:

Security Council to Vote Tuesday on Israel‚s Gaza Onslaught
www.palestine-pmc.com/details.asp?cat=1&id=698

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Israeli strike kills Islamic Jihad chief:

Dabbash was the most senior militant killed in Gaza since Israel's assassination of Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi in April.
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'Israeli troops shot schoolgirl 20 times'
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=qw1096970580542B253

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50,000 trapped by Israeli assault on Gaza :

Israeli forces have demolished the homes of hundreds of Palestinians, bulldozed swaths of agricultural land and destroyed infrastructure in their bloodiest assault on the Gaza Strip in years.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1319776,00.html

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Palestinian prime minister accuses world leaders of indifference to Palestinian suffering:

Nine Palestinians died Monday in northern Gaza, including four militants and a 14-year-old girl who residents said was shot as she baked bread with her mother in their garden.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041004-1531-israel-palestinians.html

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Arab Nations at UN Demand Israel Stop Gaza Attacks:

Arab nations want the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding Israel stop a major offensive in the Gaza Strip, but the United States raised objections at an emergency meeting on Monday
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6410007

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Israel: Army backtracks on U.N. claim :

The Israeli army removed videos from its Web sites that it had said showed a U.N. ambulance being used to transport a Palestinian rocket.
www.jta.org/brknews.asp?id=121292

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Robertson: If Bush 'touches' Jerusalem, we'll form 3rd party :

If Bush shifted his position toward support for Jerusalem as a capital for both Israel and a Palestinian state, his Evangelical backing would disappear, Robertson indicated.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/484861.html

More on Christian Zionism
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Why not two peoples, one state?:

Many Palestinians are now convinced that Israeli support for a Palestinian state is motivated not by a hope for reconciliation, but by a desire to segregate non-Jews while taking as much of their land and resources as possible.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=541896.html

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Video: Mosaic: News From The Middle East: 10/04/04.

A daily compilation of news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East
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Ireland Issues Passport to British Hostage:

Ireland Issues Passport to British Hostage in Iraq in Hopes Captors Might Set Him Free
abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20041005_893.html

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Bigley Handover Hits Snags:

Jassim Boodai, editor-in-chief of leading daily al-Rai al-Aam, said Bigley could be handed over by his Iraq captors within one week to a new group, which would then free him.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6410086

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Iran says can launch missile with range of 2,000km :

Iran is able to launch a missile with a range of 2,000 km, the official IRNA news agency Tuesday quoted influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as saying.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/485352.html

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UN signs pact with International Criminal Court opposed by US :

The Bush administration is bitterly opposed to the new court and rescinded former President Bill Clinton's signature to the tribunal's statutes, arguing that it would expose US soldiers and officials to frivolous law suits.
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Afghanistan : 7 Killed by Mine:

The Afghan Islamic Press news agency reported seven policemen were killed when their vehicle drove over a land mine in the southern province of Kandahar.
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Pakistan agrees on a 10-day ceasefire with Al-Qaeda :

Pakistani military and Al Qaeda-linked fighters have agreed to a 10-day truce to give chance to their tribal allies to negotiate a peaceful solution, a local administrator said.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5113

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US envoy accused of being the power pulling Karzai's strings:

As Afghanistan heads to the polls, there is growing suspicion that the fix is in, writes Catherine Philp in Kabul
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10973959%255E2703,00.html

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Hamid Karzai and the Hopeless 22: Afghanistan's interim leader is unpopular and ineffectual.

Chances are he'll easily win the October elections.
slate.msn.com/id/2104924/

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In Afghan campaign, Karzai stays home:

Death threats mean tight security and little electioneering
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Appeal begins for terror suspects held in 'UK's Guantanamo':

'We say in a democracy it is unacceptable to lock up potentially innocent people without trial or without any indication when, if ever, they are going to be released'
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=568964

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Haiti slums under siege :

Reports from throughout the capital describe heavily armed police units backed up by unidentified paramilitaries taking up positions at major intersections in Port au Prince. Witnesses are also reporting heavy gunfire in Cite Soleil another slum known for its staunch support of Aristide.
207.44.245.159/article7018.htm

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Haiti: Illegal Arrest Of Political Leaders:

The October 2 arrests follow a sharp upturn in attacks against critics of the interim government's human rights policies.
207.44.245.159/article7019.htm

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Guarding the Empire:

When faced with evidence that the U.S. Global Empire has troops and/or bases in the majority of countries on the planet, apologists for the warfare state and the “military-industrial complex” attempt to dismiss this U.S. global hegemony
www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance20.html

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Election a 'win-win situation' for secretive Bonesmen:

Both major presidential candidates are members of a small secret society at Yale University – the Order of Skull & Bones. : Three Bonesmen have occupied the Oval Office: William Howard Taft (who also served as chief justice of the Supreme Court), George Herbert Walker Bush, and his son.
www.registerguard.com/cgi-bin/printStory.py?name=ed.col.millegan.0930&date=20040930

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In case you missed it:

Video: 'Skull & Bones' :

The real history of Skull and Bones Society at Yale university. Members include President Bush and Senator John Kerry and many others in power.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6466.htm

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Paul Krugman: The Falling Scales:

Last week President Bush found himself defending his record on national security without his usual protective cocoon of loyalty-tested audiences and cowed reporters. And the sound you heard was the scales' falling from millions of eyes.
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10 Questions for Dick Cheney:

Dick Cheney, who spent most of his administration's first term in a secure undisclosed location, As such, he has not faced much in the way of serious questioning from his audiences of party apparatchiks.
www.thenation.com/thebeat/index.mhtml?bid=1&pid=1874

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Greg Palast: The Real Lt. Col. Burkett: In His Own Words to BBC Television

When Dan Rather went down for airing a document he couldn't source, he did the courageous thing: blamed someone else.
www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=378&row=0

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War Veterans Overloading VA :

The disability benefits and health care systems that provide services for about 5 million American veterans have been overloaded for decades, with a current backlog of more than 300,000 claims
www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_care_100404,00.html

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Professor Sues U.S. for Coffin Photos :

``They're public records,'' Begleiter's attorney, Daniel Mach, said in a telephone interview. ``This is about the public's right to know the implications of U.S. foreign policy and to assess the price of war.''
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4534956,00.html

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BAE chief linked to slush fund :

Documents suggest system of false accounting covered £60m payments to leading Saudis
www.guardian.co.uk/armstrade/story/0,10674,1319888,00.html

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Telcons Show Kissinger Opposed Human Rights Diplomacy:

Secretary Of State Tapped Own Phone Calls: Secretary of State Henry Kissinger berated top aides for State Department efforts in 1976 to restrain human rights abuses by military dictators in Chile and Argentina
www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB135/index.htm

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Republicans Try to Dilute Provisions in Tax Bill:

82 of the nation's most profitable companies paid no corporate taxes in at least one of the last three years.
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/05/business/05shelter.html?ex=
1254628800&en=defe2845ac1dc7a9&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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Bush‚s Police State :

Just sitting next to a friend who expresses an anti-Bush opinion can get you into big Secret Service trouble in George W. Bush‚s United States.
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=891

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Fox – the naked truth :

A recent poll cross-referencing viewing habits with political awareness found that regular Fox watchers were, depending on the issue, between three and seven times more likely than public-network audiences to harbour factually incorrect beliefs
media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1319956,00.html

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Murdoch and the marginals:

Like all his newspapers throughout the world, Murdoch‚s harnessed team in Australia follows the path paved with his “interests‰ and his world-view (which is crystallised in the pages of his Weekly Standard in Washington, the voice of America‚s “neo-conservatives‰).
webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/margo_kingston/000300.html

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Date: 4 Oct 2004

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1 YEAR & 179 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Manuel Valenzuelas: Eternal Darkness of the American Mind:

Our government is as much a terrorist as those in Beslam, Bali, New York and Madrid. It is time we stop thinking ourselves the enlightened culture we are not. It is time to stop a hypocrisy that seems to validate the atrocities we commit while castigating those made against us.Continued
207.44.245.159/article6997.htm

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Three Car Bombs in Iraq Kill at Least 26:

A series of car bomb blasts tore through Baghdad and the northern Iraq city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 100.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6405368

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U-S warplanes strike “insurgent” targets in Fallujah :

Hospital officials say three women and four children are among those killed in the raid.
www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2381534

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Picture

FALLUJAH, IRAQ: A man lays an unborn baby wrapped in white cloth on the body of its dead mother in a coffin placed next to her dead husband Thamer, early 04 October 2004 following a raid by the US military on Fallujah
editorial.gettyimages.com/source/CFW/details_Pop.aspx?iid=51388847&cdi=0

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Two Hostages Killed In Iraq:

Two hostages ˆ an Italian of Iraqi origin and a Turkish man ˆ have been executed in Iraq by their captors
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=49107&ch=0&datte=2004-10-04

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Baghdad :

Two U.S. soldiers were killed by small arms fire at a checkpoint in Baghdad, the U.S. command said Monday.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=1&u=/ap/20041004/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_soldiers_killed

snipurl.com/9j8x

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Senior Iraqi official gunned down in Baghdad :

A top official at Iraq's science and technology ministry has been shot dead along with a female civil servant by unknown attackers in Baghdad.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/109953/1/.html

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Family: Kidnapped Iraqi Businessman Killed :

The brother of a kidnapped Iraqi businessman, who was a longtime resident of Italy, said Monday that the Italian government told the family that the man was killed by his captors in Iraq
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=2&u=/ap/20041004/ap_on_re_mi_ea/italy_iraq_hostage

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Four soldiers charged with murder in Iraqi general's death during interrogation:

The Army said Mowhoush died of asphyxiation from chest compression and from being smothered.
www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/state/9834005.htm?1c

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Samarra locals' fury at US raids:

Residents voiced their anger at the number of civilians killed, including women and children, and the lack of water and electricity.
www.theherald.co.uk/news/25269.html

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Civilians bear brunt as Samarra 'pacified':

Of 70 bodies brought into Samarra General Hospital, 23 were children and 18 women, said Abdul-Nasser Hamed Yassin, a hospital administrator.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=568511

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'I saw dogs eating the body of a woman':

The US strategy of “precision strikes” came in for criticism from Iraqi President Ghazi Yawar, who described the air assaults as collective punishment.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&click_id=2813&art_id=vn20041004024359961C360203&set_id=6

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Iraqi Girl Blog: Samarra Burning…:

It's like a nightmare within a nightmare, seeing the corpses pile up and watching people drag their loved ones from under the bricks and steel of what was once a home.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_riverbendblog_archive.html#109682317800277775

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This is a Massacre, Not a War in Iraq:

Woe unto us for allowing the madman Bush to kill people in Iraq, Afghanistan and by proxy, in Palestine. Some day, as Malcolm X prophesied, “The chickens will come home to roost.”
207.44.245.159/article7014.htm

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Daily mine injuries in Iraq surpass 300 :

The statistics were based on trial survey made on injuries caused by explosions and bombs, which showed that more than 300 persons were injured everyday, most of them were children, the official said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/04/content_2050730.htm

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William S. Lind: The Grand Illusion:

“Throughout history, armies of hirelings have melted at a touch when faced with people fighting for something they believe in.“
www.military.com/Opinions/0,,Lind_100104,00.html

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Italians fall out of love with 'two Simonas' :

Italy's adoration of the “two Simonas”, the women aid workers abducted in Iraq, began to sour yesterday, as the extent of their sympathy for the Iraqi fight against the allied occupation became clear.
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To quit Iraq now would be as shocking as the invasion :

The weekend battles in Samarra are likely to prove only a foretaste of what will follow in Iraq if and when George Bush has secured re-election. Once casualties become less politically embarrassing, he will launch American troops on an intensified offensive to crush the insurgency in advance of the January elections.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1318981,00.html

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A Shiite-Sunni Islamist 'high command' may be forming:

There are ominous signs that, far from dying down, the conflicts in the Middle East are set to widen in the coming months, sucking in new actors and posing new threats to the United States and its allies.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=8957

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Poland to pull troops from Iraq by end of 2005: defense minister:

His comments in an interview with Polish public radio marked the first time a Warsaw official has set a precise timetable concerning the withdrawal of Polish troops from Iraq.
www.spacewar.com/2004/041004092803.02yqvjvm.html

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Paper: Putin Aide Took Iraqi Oil Cash:

A former “senior aide” to President Vladimir Putin allegedly pocketed more than $580,000 for his role in organizing the sale of Iraqi oil while the United States was pressing the United Nations to support military action against Iraq
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/10/05/040.html

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Four killed in latest Gaza raids:

About eight Palestinians were killed on Sunday, including a deaf man shot at his home in the Jabaliya camp and a 13-year-old boy, Palestinian medics said.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3711996.stm

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Four-Year-Old Palestinian Killed in Gaza:

A 4-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by a stray bullet fired by Israeli forces near his home in the southern Gaza Strip today, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.
english.daralhayat.com/arab_news/10-2004/Article-
20041004-64a96941-c0a8-01ed-004f-3539ff29d63c/story.html

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Palestinian civilians in Israel's sights?:

At least 65 Palestinians have been killed and more than 200 injured in the five-day onslaught. The Israeli army killed as many as 35 Palestinian civilians, including 10 children, since the current campaign in northern Gaza began five days ago.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7B0A2779-BDE4-4ACA-B455-E2E608A4D9BF.htm

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Citing civilian casualties, Annan calls on Israel to stop incursions in Gaza Strip:

The operations “have led to the deaths of scores of Palestinians, among them many civilians, including children,‰ a spokesman for Mr. Annan noted in a statement issued on Sunday.
www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=12111&Cr=Palestin&Cr1=

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Democracy Now! Audio Report From Gaza:

We go to Gaza to speak with longtime Palestinian political leader Dr. Haidar Abdel Shafi and Chris McGreal of the London Guardian at the Jabalya refugee camp.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/04/1348212

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UN Security Council to meet on Gaza raid :

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Monday afternoon to discuss Israel's operation in the northern Gaza Strip, with the Jewish state looking to the United States to thwart a “one-sided resolution.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/484504.html

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Stories beneath the Khan Younis rubble:

“I don't know what to say, but I'm not alone. The entire neighborhood is homeless, and they're as shocked as I am,” says Bilal, looking at the other demolished houses.
metimes.com/2K4/issue2004-40/reg/stories_beneath_the.htm

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Caught On Film: U.N. Involvement In Terror :

Israel has once again documented United Nations involvement in anti-Israel terrorism.
www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=69798

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Response by Commissioner-General Peter Hansen to allegations regarding misuse of a UN vehicle:

It is not the first time that the Government of Israel has propagated falsehoods against UNRWA: .pdf file
www.un.org/unrwa/news/releases/pr-2004/hqg30-04.pdf

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Afghanistan : Thousands of civilian casualties:

On a trip to Afghanistan to film a documentary, the reality of civilian casualties hit when I learned what had happened to my family.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9815562.htm?1c

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In case you missed it:

Video: Breaking The Silence:

A hard hitting special report into the “war on terror”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/pilger_breaking_the_silence_35mb.htm

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I need your help to offset the costs associated with site hosting and bandwidth usage. If you find this site informative please help by clicking here
www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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Longtime CIA official laments surging battle with White House :

James Pavitt spent 31 years at the Central Intelligence Agency, the last five as head of the clandestine service. But never, Pavitt said Friday, does he recall anything like “the viciousness and vindictiveness” now playing out in a battle between those aligned with the White House and the CIA.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=541689.html

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Rule of violence :

Guantánamo is, in fact, in flagrant breach of this fundamental piece of international law.
www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1318625,00.html

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Paramilitaries shoot Aristide supporters :

Reports are surfacing from many neighborhoods in the capital of paramilitary forces aligned with the US-backed regime of Latortue patrolling at night and shooting suspected supporters of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. More on this topic
207.44.245.159/article7008.htm

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John Pilger: Paradise cleansed :

Our deportation of the people of Diego Garcia is a crime that cannot stand
207.44.245.159/article7007.htm

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Sentenced to Be Raped:

I firmly believe that the central moral challenge of this century, equivalent to the struggles against slavery in the 19th century or against totalitarianism in the 20th, will be to address sex inequality in the third world – and it's the stories of women like Ms. Mukhtaran that convince me this is so.
www.nytimes.com/2004/09/29/opinion/29kris.html?ex=
1254196800&en=6d77205dccbf6285&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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Fox News site posts falsified Kerry quotes:

A story containing false quotes attributed to Sen. John Kerry was posted on Fox News Channel's Web site for hours Friday. The article was pulled Friday afternoon and Fox News apologized.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/2826011

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Fox News Kerry “Metrosexual”

Article As It Appeared On Fox News Website
www.indybay.org/news/2004/10/1697272.php

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Where are the Martha Gellhorns of today?:

In an exclusive extract from his new book, John Pilger argues that investigative journalism still matters
news.independent.co.uk/uk/media/story.jsp?story=568635

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Nader Charges DNC Chair McAuliffe Told Him “We're Going To Try To Get You Off The Ballot In All Of The Close States”
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/04/1348230

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William Safire: Kerry, Newest Neocon:

On both military tactics and grand strategy, the newest neoconservative announced doctrines more hawkish than President Bush.
207.44.245.159/article7010.htm

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U.S. Policies Stir More Fear Than Confidence:

A growing number of nations no longer look to the U.S. for leadership and sanctuary. The Bush administration's unilateralist policies in Iraq and its perceived aloofness have left it less trusted at a time of widening global vulnerability, according to polls and interviews in more than 30 countries.
207.44.245.159/article7011.htm

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Jerry Ghinelli: “You're Hired”:

Which one would you choose?
207.44.245.159/article7009.htm

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Divided against itself :

If Americans choose Bush over Kerry, it will be from fear, a lack of choice – and a preference for power over safety
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1318960,00.html

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Bush, the Republican Party, and Eliminating Competition through “Strategic Initiatives‰:

It does not take a genius or rocket scientist to see and understand the direction this nation is being led under Bush and the Republican Party‚s “leadership‰ A Theocracy-Oligarchy combination, a one party system, an American “Taliban‰
207.44.245.159/article7016.htm

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Dick Cheney's Real Record:

A History Of Deceit
207.44.245.159/article7015.htm

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Dick Cheney:

1962 Dick Cheney arrested for drunk driving.
1963 Dick Cheney arrested for drunk driving, again.
1963 Drops out of Yale.
www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/dick-cheney/

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In case you missed it?:

Cheney firm won $3.8bn contracts from government :

The oil services company once headed by United States Vice-President Dick Cheney reaped massive rewards in government contracts and bank loans after he took its helm, including one deal with a Russian firm under investigation for mafia connections.
observer.guardian.co.uk/economy/story/0,1598,759142,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Manuel Valenzuela: The Exploitation of the American Soldier:

Of Caste Drafts and Society's Complicity:

Young men and women, still innocent and easily manipulated, seeing the bleak prospects at home, are in essence pushed to join the military and become future killing machines.
207.44.245.159/article7012.htm

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In case you missed it:

Manuel Valenzuela: The Exploitation of the American Soldier: Part II:

Of The Vietnam Example, Guinea Pigs and Systemic Abuse:

No longer fighting for freedoms or liberties or in defending our borders or ways of life, soldiers now fight for the profits, resources, power and ideology of the Leviathan and oligarchs. The poor continue to be subjugated; they continue to fight like the serfs and slaves of old for the interests of the elite few.
207.44.245.159/article7013.htm

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Video: Dance of Death:

Soldiers and their families speak out against the war.: Lambs led to slaughter or centurions for the Empire?

A Must Watch Documentary
207.44.245.159/video1010.htm

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Congress‚ Abdication of Oversight Responsibility:

One of Congress‚ main constitutional responsibilities is to conduct oversight to check abuses of power by other branches of government. Today, Rep. Waxman releases a fact sheet detailing the Republican leadership‚s four-year failure to conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving Bush Administration officials. .pdf file
www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20041001120136-07195.pdf

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House told to alter intelligence bill:

The White House has told House Republicans that it wants them to remove provisions in their intelligence-overhaul bill that would crack down on illegal aliens' obtaining drivers' licenses, allow easier deportation and limit the use of foreign consular ID cards.
www.washtimes.com/national/20041004-123840-1746r.htm

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Three nuns and one unholy case:

The judge's question was like a bunker-buster to the heart of the case. Was all this really necessary?
www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E53%257E2440795,00.html

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03/10/04

How the White House Embraced Disputed Arms Intelligence: The Intelligence Committee's report makes clear, that 93-page estimate stands as one of the most flawed documents in the history of American intelligence. The committee concluded unanimously that most of the major findings in the estimate were wrong, unfounded or overblown.

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire A Must Watch Documentary:

US bombers return to Falluja: Two Iraqi civilians have been killed and 10 injured in a series of overnight air strikes in Falluja.

Two bodies found in Iraq: THE unidentified bodies of a decapitated man and a woman who died of bullet wounds have been found south of the Iraqi capital, hospital officials said today.

Roadside bomb kills two Iraqis west of Baghdad : A roadside bomb explosion hit a convoy of 4-wheel drive vehicles travelling west of Baghdad, killing two Iraqis and wounding eight others

Civilians wounded by tank fire in Sadr City: Five Iraqi civilians were wounded by US tank fire in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City early today, a hospital official said.

In Pictures: Civilians Mourn Across Iraq:

Doubt over Zarqawi's role as ringleader: American intelligence obtained through bribery may have seriously overstated the insurgency role of the most wanted fugitive in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Influx of wounded soldiers strains VA : Claims backlog faces troops returning from Iraq, Afghanistan

Iran warns Iraq over alleged Israeli presence in Kurdish north: Iran said Sunday it was unable to confirm reports that Israeli agents have been operating in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, but nevertheless warned Iraqi officials to “pay attention”.

More dead in Israeli onslaught on Gaza: A Palestinian civilian was shot in the head and killed by Israeli occupation soldiers in the Jabalya refugee camp on Sunday afternoon.

Europe colludes in Israeli trade scams : The EU bans trading with 'illegal' Jewish settlements, but accepts their goods under Israeli guise, says Brian Whitaker

Clashes in Haiti Kill at Least 14 People; 3 Pro-Jean-Betrand Aristide Politicians Are Arrested

'Thousands of terrorists' target Afghan poll: As many as 2,000 terrorists may try to disrupt next weekend's historic presidential election in Afghanistan, according to the commander of US forces in the country, General David Barno.

Guantanamo has 'failed to prevent terror attacks' : Prisoner interrogations at Guantánamo Bay, the controversial US military detention centre where guards have been accused of brutality and torture, have not prevented a single terrorist attack, according to a senior Pentagon intelligence officer who worked at the heart of the US war on terror.

The real truth about Camp Delta : America's prison camp at Guantánamo Bay holds detainees in extreme conditions

US 'hyping' Darfur genocide fears : Washington's desire for a regime change in Khartoum has biased their reports, it is claimed.

How Cheney's firm routed $132m to Nigeria: A lawyer, based in offices in a run-down part of north London, worked with three British executives from the US construc- tion group Halliburton to pay at least $132m (£73m) in "unjustified" fees to contacts in Nigeria.

New investigation uncovers more racism, voter intimidation and faulty poll machines: BLACK people intimidated at the polling booth. Voting machines that register ballots wrongly. Welcome to the disaster-waiting-to-happen that is the US presidential election of November 2004.

Falwell says evangelicals control GOP, Bush's fate: The Rev. Jerry Falwell said yesterday that evangelical Christians, after nearly 25 years of increasing political activism, now control the Republican Party and the fate of President Bush in the November election.

Date: 2 Oct 2004

1 YEAR & 177 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Bomb attacks in India kill 46:

Twenty-six people were killed when two bombs exploded in a marketplace in Dimapur, in the state of Nagaland, and a third ripped through a crowded railway station there almost simultaneously.
snipurl.com/9hua

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Hospital says 12 killed in U-S attacks on Sadr City :

Iraq An Iraqi hospital director says 12 Iraqis are dead and eleven wounded after a U-S strike on Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood.
www.wtvo.com/Global/story.asp?S=2374253

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Nine civilians killed by gunmen in Baghdad suburb :

Unidentified gunmen have killed nine civilians, including seven Christians working at the Hunting Club at the Al-Mansour neighborhood
www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=668674

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7 Killed And 13 Wounded after U.S. Raid over Fallujah:

Representatives of the hospital in the city have announced that there are children among the casualties.
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=48940&ch=0&datte=2004-10-02

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French MP says bid to free Iraq hostages failed under US fire;

A French MP said that his unofficial bid to secure the release of two French journalists held in Iraq had failed after US troops opened fire on the convoy attempting to bring them out, killing six of their escorts.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&ncid=732&e=
3&u=/afp/20041001/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_france_hostages

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Small Arms Fire Kills One U.S. Soldier:

One Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed Oct. 1 by small arms fire around 11 p.m.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20041002.txt

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Iraqi beheaded for working with US:

An Iraqi Islamist group has displayed a video on a website showing an Iraqi contractor being beheaded.
www.rte.ie/news/2004/1002/hostage.html

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Iraqi government says Samarra under control, US pounds Fallujah :

“In this operation we cleaned up the city from all the bad guys and terrorists,” Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib told a few reporters inside Samarra.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=29317

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Juan Cole: Samarra Campaign:

Electricity and water were cut off. Although the US troops and their Iraqi allies took the city center and the major government offices, guerrillas appear to have continued to control some city quarters.
www.juancole.com/2004_10_01_juancole_archive.html#109669663284320179

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Samarra Residents Flee US Hell:

Hundreds of Iraqi families, mostly women and children, lined up at the main entrances of Samarra, 125 kilometers north of Baghdad, in a desperate attempt to escape the gates of hell broken loose by the American occupation forces.
www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-10/02/article06.shtml

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Iraqis condemn Prime Minister after Falluja raid:

After the latest U.S. air strike on Falluja, enraged residents clasped wounded children and challenged Iraq's prime minister to visit the town to see how bombs were hitting civilians, not “terrorists.”
www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?section=WORLD&oid=60795

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Palestinians declare 'state of emergency' as Israelis kill seven more :

The Palestinian cabinet declared a state of emergency in the Palestinian territories as Israeli troops killed another seven Palestinians in the early hours and another died of his wounds.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=29281

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Arafat: Israel is “using illegal weapons” :

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat called on the international community on Saturday to put an end to the “criminal and racist‰ of the Israeli military operations in Gaza Strip.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5048

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Israel kills Hamas militant in airstrike-witnesses:

An Israeli missile killed a Hamas militant and wounded eight other Palestinians today
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=20730

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UN slams Israeli raids on Palestinian schools :

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees yesterday accused the Israeli army of taking over schools in the Gaza Strip, while children were still in class, and using them as firing positions for tanks.
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=93105&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27196

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Iraqis Blame U.S. for Massacre of Children :

Families of the 35 children who died in a string of bombings in Baghdad blamed American troops for the tragedy, accusing them of attracting insurgents to a ceremony where the attacks occurred.
207.44.245.159/article7001.htm

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A must read

From Baghdad: A Wall Street Journal Reporter's E-Mail to Friends.

The genie of terrorism, chaos and mayhem has been unleashed onto this country as a result of American mistakes and it can't be put back into a bottle.

A must read
207.44.245.159/article6999.htm

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WSJ Backs Iraq Screed:

Wall Street Journal Editor Paul Steiger has come to the defense of his beleaguered Baghdad correspondent, who blasted the war in Iraq as a “disaster” that has deteriorated “into a raging barbaric guerilla war” that will haunt the United States for decades.
www.nypost.com/business/19818.htm

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Vietnam Veteran: What You Don't Know About War:

There are no politics in war. Politics is the luxury of the safe-at-home. War is a lottery of survival.
207.44.245.159/article6998.htm

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Iraq: Injured Troops Pay Cut In Half:

When Marine Lance Cpl. James Crosby left Iraq, he was unconscious, strapped to a gurney, his legs paralyzed and his guts lacerated by shrapnel. That's when the military cut his pay in half.
207.44.245.159/article7003.htm

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Mosaic: World TV News From The Middle East, For 10/01/04:

This award-winning program shows what 280 million people across the Middle East watch on their own television sets. Quicktime Video
snipurl.com/9hur

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 1 October 2004: Seven US troops killed in Resistance bombing.

Resistance bombs exploded under a US column on the road to Samarra‚ that was coming out of ad-DuluŒiyah at 3:30pm, destroying four Humvees and killing seven American troops.

www.uruknet.info/.?p=6042&hd=0&size=1&l=x

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Noam Chomsky: Understanding the Bush doctrine:

PERHAPS the most threatening document of our time is the US National Security Strategy of September 2002. Its implementation in Iraq has already taken countless lives and shaken the international system to the core.
207.44.245.159/article6996.htm

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Imperialists:

If Americans are serious about imperialism, they will make a massive commitment to teaching little Justin and Jennifer the tongues of their new realms: Arabic, Pashtu, Dari, Farsi, Urdu, etc. And then, even more important, they will steel their children for lifetimes of overseas service.
amconmag.com/2004_10_11/cover.html

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U.S. Army to call up 5,000 more ex-soldiers in 2005 :

The U.S. Army, now mobilizing 5,600 former soldiers from a rarely used personnel pool to go to Iraq and Afghanistan, plans to summon a similar number next year for duty in those war zones, a senior official said Friday.
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041001-1551-iraq-usa-troops.html

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Inside Track / Next year in Tehran:

For the past three years the central war game of the U.S. armed forces has been centered on Iran. But what exactly will await them there, even they do not purport to know.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/483812.html

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Zawahiri hijacks US concept of 'pre-emptive strike'

 
Saturday, 02 October , 2004, 20:18

Al-Qaeda's number two leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has hijacked the US concept of a pre-emptive strike — used to try to justify the invasion of Iraq — to urge young Muslims to attack countries backing Washington and Israel, analysts said on Saturday.
sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13581073

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Bin Laden top lieutenant calls for attacks on U.S., U.K.:

Muslims should not “wait any longer, otherwise, we will be devoured, one country after the other,”
www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/10/01/alqaeda041001.html

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Manuel Valenzuelas: Eternal Darkness of the American Mind:

Our government is as much a terrorist as those in Beslam, Bali, New York and Madrid. It is time we stop thinking ourselves the enlightened culture we are not. It is time to stop a hypocrisy that seems to validate the atrocities we commit while castigating those made against us.
207.44.245.159/article6997.htm

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In case you missed it:

WMD Plot Uncovered In East Texas:

At least one weapon of mass destruction – a sodium cyanide bomb capable of delivering a deadly gas cloud – has been seized in the Tyler area.
207.44.245.159/article5350.htm

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In case you missed it:

U.S. Uncovers Weapons of Mass Destruction, Not in Iraq But in Texas & the National Media Ignores The Story
207.44.245.159/article5351.htm

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Police “raid Bigley's brother's home”:

The brother of Iraq hostage Kenneth Bigley says intelligence officers raided his Dutch home, copied data from his computer and forced him to make a five-page statement about his activities
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=top
News&storyID=595164&src=rss/uk/topNews&section=news

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6 at Riley implicated in killings:

Two military experts, said accusations that soldiers from the same infantry company murdered Iraqi civilians, in unrelated incidents, raise questions about the company's leadership.
www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/local/9816903.htm

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America and Israel: The embedding of fear, and the conquest of hope.

911 was a godsend to the Likudniks and far-right religious parties in Israel.
207.44.245.159/article7004.htm

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At home with the Mossad men :

Yossef Barkan is not a talkative man. His son, Ze'ev, is a Mossad agent, on the run after fleeing New Zealand in the aftermath of the Mossad spy ring collapse last April.
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3596863

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Israeli tanks shell Arafat's headquarters:

Israeli army tanks fired at least 10 shells at a headquarters of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat west of the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun yesterday, killing at least one Palestinian in the building, witnesses said.
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The Gazan pot is threatening to boil over :

When the army is instructed by Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz “to collect a price” from the Palestinians, it means hitting armed units, but also, incidentally, killing civilians and widespread demolition of buildings and cultivated lands.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/483600.html

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Israel: Shin Bet wants you to join Qaida :

Early last week, Rashi Abu Sba, head of the preventive security apparatus in Gaza, the equivalent of the Shin Bet, accused the Israeli security service of tricking young Palestinians into conducting missions in the name of Al-Qaida.
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2 anti-Karzai Afghan leaders killed in Quetta

Unidentified armed men shot dead two Afghan leaders here in Jangal Pir Alizai area on Saturday.

paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=79239

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Seven more Afghan soldiers slain in Zabul:

Taliban guerrillas shot dead seven more Afghan soldiers late on Thursday in a southern province, boosting the number of fatalities of government troops to 24 in last three days
www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?ArticleId=46332&CategoryId=3

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Two killed in attempt to bomb campaign office of Afghan president
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/109713/1/.html

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Three killed in Haiti clashes:

Demonstrators called for the return of ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who fled the country earlier this year.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3705646.stm

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UN/Brazilian Troops stand-by as Haitian police provoke violence
207.44.245.159/article7000.htm

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Bush: Deceptive or Delusional? :

George W. Bush still can‚t ˆ or won‚t ˆ get his brain around some central facts that bear on his decision to invade Iraq in 2003. He falsified that history again during the Sept. 30 presidential debate.
www.consortiumnews.com/2004/100204.html

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In case you missed it:

Video: Act of Faith:

In the months leading up to March 19, diplomats worked feverishly the UN to avert a war. Meanwhile the President of the U.S. and the Prime Minister of Britain had struck a deal that would ultimately lead to war, and possibly remake the Middle East.
207.44.245.159/article4444.htm

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Sidney Blumenthal: Retreat into a substitute reality :

By touching on Bush's ambivalent relations with his father, Kerry exposed his delusions about Iraq
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1318185,00.html

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Video: Nikel And Dime, The Other America:

Bill Moyers Keynote Speech – Inequality Forum : Bill Moyers addresses a full house at the Inequality Forum on June 3rd, 2004, at New York University's Kimmel Center. Length: 40 minutes. Format: Windows Media (WMV).
207.44.245.159/video1009.htm

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Body language may carry more weight than words :

Candidates' visual cues in debate could sway voters, communications experts say
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2004%2F10%2F02%2FMNG4M92UP41.DTL

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Did Bush Blows Debate:

Talks to Rove in Earpiece?
bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=3562

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That split screen :

Some people may be naive enough to believe that a 90-minute reality show, a rhetorical Gladiator meets Miss Universe (Don't move! Don't sweat! Don't stray away from script!), live from Florida, with Fox News controlling the video cameras, is remotely similar to participatory democracy.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FJ02Aa01.html

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Thousands in Florida may be turned away at polls due to faulty registration :

Thousands of Floridians who think they're registered to vote could be turned away at the polls Nov. 2
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/10/01/politics1938EDT0760.DTL

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Cold sufferers need ID to get relief:

Gov. Ted Kulongoski issued an order Friday that will require people buying over-the-counter cold medicines in Oregon to show identification and leave personal information at the register.
www.katu.com/printstory.asp?ID=71516

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Date: 1 Oct 2004

1 YEAR & 176 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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More Than 100 Killed As U.S. Forces Storm Iraqi Town:

Doctors at Samarra's hospital said 47 bodies were brought in, including 11 women, five children and seven old men. Staff could cope with no more wounded and bodies lay in the streets.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041001/325/f3q8z.html

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30 Killed In Pakistan Mosque explosion:

At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a powerful bomb explosion at a crowded Shiite mosque in Pakistan's eastern border city of Sialkot, police said.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1512&ncid=
731&e=3&u=/afp/20041001/wl_afp/pakistan_attacks_blast

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30 Palestinians dead in IOF raid : 3 Israelis killed in Gaza:

Thirty Palestinians were killed and at least 131 wounded during the IOF operations
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/483442.html

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19 soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan :

Guerrillas from the ousted Taliban regime killed at least 12 soldiers in Afghanistan on Thursday. At least seven more soldiers were killed in other clashes in Zabul
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_1-10-2004_pg1_3

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Roadside bomb kills four Pakistani tribal children:

A roadside bomb killed four school children aged between 15 and 18 and wounded a fifth on Friday in Pakistan's troubled tribal region of South Waziristan
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL36459.htm

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Witnesses claim U-S troops fired on a car killing seven Iraqis :

A U-S military offensive in Fallujah is being blamed for over a dozen Iraqi civilian deaths — including six children.
www.wmtw.com/Global/story.asp?S=2371572

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Soldier killed in Iraq raid:

A US soldier was killed today during a massive US-Iraqi onslaught on the rebel city of Samarra, north of Baghdad, the US military said.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10945256^1702,00.html

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September Among Deadliest Months for U.S. in Iraq:

The death toll for the first time has risen four straight months.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1896&u=/nm/20040930/us_nm/iraq_usa_casualties_dc_3&printer=1

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US killed detainees, says prisoner:

A BRITON being held at Guantanamo Bay saw US military interrogators kill two detainees at an American base in Afghanistan, he said in a letter, details of which were being released by his lawyers today.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10941638^1702,00.html

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Is anyone ever truly prepared to kill?:

Much is rightly made of the dedication and sacrifice of those willing to lay down their lives for their country. But what is rarely spoken of, within the military or American society at large, is what it means to kill–
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0929/p14s01-usmi.html

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A Casualty Of Bush's War:

Jeffrey Lucey, a Marine veteran of the Iraq war, committed suicide on June 22. He was 23. Horrific memories of Iraq being the possible reason for his suicide
www.countercurrents.org/iraq-udell011004.htm

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Iraq insurgency outpaces coalition attempts to restore peace :

According to military officers and a report by a private security company, Special Operations Consulting-Security Management Group.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1316074,00.html

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Experts on Iraq/A D.C. truth squad emerges :

Professionals in the State Department, the intelligence community and the military are trying to get word to the American public that the United States is losing control of the situation.
www.startribune.com/stories/561/5009661.html

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Iraq war veterans face long-lasting mental health issues, official says:

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi said Tuesday that the violent guerrilla tactics used by insurgents in Iraq will take a considerable toll on the mental health of troops, resulting in a lifetime of disability payments for many of those who return from war.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9783554.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

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Its Recruitment Goals Pressing, the Army Will Ease Some Standards:

The changes are among the clearest signs yet of the military‚s growing problems in recruiting and retaining soldiers.
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/01/politics/01recruit.html?ex=
1254369600&en=fd4aef63be260b13&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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Freed Italian backs Iraqi resistance:

An Italian aid worker in Iraq held captive and subsequently freed has said guerrillas there were right to fight US-led forces and their Iraqi “puppet government”.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/487181C1-5560-4188-88B2-545CF869D625.htm

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Patrick Buchanan: Betrayed by Bush:

There is no conservative party in Washington. Instead there is a Republican party of big business, big government and big war Washington, DC
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U.S. Misstates Own Job Creation Figures in Iraq:

The Bush administration has overstated U.S.-funded job figures in Iraq due to what the government said was an accounting error, but critics say may be a bid to paint a rosier picture on the ground.
abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters20040930_613.html

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Japan: Defense Agency urges need for pre-emptive strikes:

A Defense Agency panel has compiled a report calling for the need for Japan to possess the capability to launch a pre-emptive strike on a foreign enemy facility
news.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=313964

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In case you missed it?:

Video: First Presidential “Debate “:

The first of three presidential debates for the 2004 general election took place when Republican nominee Pres. George W. Bush debated Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. The topic was foreign policy and national security.
207.44.245.159/video1008.htm

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Transcript of first U.S. presidential “debate”
207.44.245.159/article6989.htm

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Kerry and Bush Are Both Wrong:

Iraqi Troops and Police Will Never Be Loyal to Allawi or the U.S.
207.44.245.159/article6992.htm

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Robert Fisk on the Presidential Debate

Iraq, Palestine and the International Criminal Court.

Real Audio
207.44.245.159/audio1001.htm

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EU blasts Israeli attack on Gaza:

“Israel has the right to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks but … the exercise of this right should take place within the boundaries of international law,”
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A7B57767-064D-4E38-A00C-C837FAC433C0.htm

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Time is running out for two states :

Many people are already questioning whether Israel's preferential trade agreement with the EU, which depends on that country's human rights record, can still be justified. Such options should not be lightly dismissed.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1317247,00.html

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Eyewitness: Inside Jabaliya:

A tank fired into the crowded market place. Seven people were killed – including a 14-year-old – and more than 20 injured.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3707738.stm

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Greg Palast: Mr. Tall and Mr. Small:

“My god, this is the guy who's supposed to save us from al Qaeda.”
207.44.245.159/article6993.htm

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Joan Chittister, OSB : An appeal for America to be American:

Have we really fallen this low? “The United States of American is looked at,” the document says, “as the most dangerous and destructive nation in the world by civilized global societies.”

A Must Read
207.44.245.159/article6990.htm

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Even To Empire Rules Apply:

Israel is guilty at the very least of the international crime of unlawful use of force. The international legal equivalent of terrorism. The same facts now apply to America's illegal war in Iraq excepting that the U.S. is guilty of the even greater crime of aggression as it is in contravention of Article 51 of the U.N. Charter to which it is signatory.
207.44.245.159/article6991.htm

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Chris Floyd: The Barbarians :

Here's a direct quote from the campaign trail: “Vote for the president — or we'll burn your house down!” Ah yes, democracy in action, Bush-style — ya gotta love it!
207.44.245.159/article6994.htm

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Pentagon in contract scandal:

The Pentagon has awarded more than 40% of contracts since 1998 without bidding, said a study released on Wednesday by the Centre for Public Integrity (CPI).
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,6119,2-10-1462_1597631,00.html

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Zawahri tape urges resistance to “crusaders”:

An audio tape purportedly from senior al Qaeda official Ayman al-Zawahri has called for organised resistance against invading “crusaders” in the Muslim world.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=594813&section=news

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'US could hit Pak nukes if Musharraf is removed':

In such a situation, the US would have to consider “going in and taking the nuclear bombs out”, he said.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow/866628.cms

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US Official Calls Alleged Iranian Nuclear Ambitions a Growing Threat:

The State Department official also denounced what he says is Iranian involvement in neighboring Iraq.
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Democratic keynote speaker Barack Obama calls for missile strikes on Iran:

In an interview with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune published September 26, Democratic Senate candidate Barack Obama said he would favor the use of “surgical‰ missile strikes against Iran
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/oct2004/obam-o01.shtml

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US is retreating from international legal system, study finds :

Despite its pledges to stay engaged with the world, the United States is gradually retreating from the UN-sponsored system of international law, having ratified only about 29 percent of existing multilateral agreements, according to a study.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/109298/1/.html

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Global climate treaty gets key boost from Russia:

So far 124 countries representing 44 percent of emissions have ratified the deal
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1001/p07s01-wogi.html

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Video : American Neocon Coup:

Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh interview
207.44.245.159/video1007.htm

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Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) : A cat in a wild world :

Islamophobia is not a theory, it's a fact, and many ordinary Muslims in the UK and elsewhere are suffering, unseen and unheard. Was I just another victim of religious profiling?
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1317260,00.html

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£1.9bn Army radio burns troops:

The Army's new Bowman radios are giving the soldiers carrying them radiation burns, according to troops involved in trials of the £1.9 billion system.
www.krem.com/sharedcontent/registration/register.jsp?fw=http://www.krem.com/
sharedcontent/nationworld/iraq/100104ccjccwIraqPowell.2b3f9529.html

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