Information Clearing House  Digest October 11-15 2004
Date: 15 Oct 2004

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1 YEAR & 191 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Baghdad blast kills 10:

A car bomb exploded near an Iraqi police patrol in southern Baghdad today, killing ten people and wounded four others, the US military said.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1328581,00.html

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American planes expand bombardment of Falluja city:

Medical sources in the city said that Thursday's raids resulted in killing 5 civilians and injuring 16.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041015/2004101513.html

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Falluja people flee new attacks:

There has been a renewed exodus of residents from the Iraqi city of Falluja, after one of the heaviest US bombardments for weeks.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3746034.stm

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Fallujah religious leader threatens holy war:

Sheikh Mahmud Abdel Aziz threatens holy war against all foreign forces, collaborators if US onslaught continues.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11589

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U.S. Troops Arrested Chief Fallujah Negotiator:

Fallujah. U.S. marines arrested the chief negotiator for Falluja along with the rebel-held city's police chief on Friday, Reuters reported.
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=49804&ch=0&datte=2004-10-15

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One killed in car bomb attack on Baghdad police patrol:

One Iraqi civilian was killed and 15 people wounded, mostly policemen, when a suicide car bomber targeted a police patrol on the outskirts of Baghdad Friday
snipurl.com/9ss6

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Company owner: U.S. bombing in Iraq killed one hostage, hastened release of two more
www.boston.com/dailynews/289/world/Company_owner_U_S_bombing_in_I:.shtml

snipurl.com/9ss8

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U.S. Mercenary Killed in Iraq:

Osborne had been in Iraq since May and “was protecting dignitaries from the U.S. Embassy,” said his sister-in-law, Amy Stafford.
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-
ap-iraq-civilians-killed,0,5679090.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

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Briton mercenary killed in Iraq :

A British security guard has been shot dead in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, the Foreign Office confirmed.
www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWDEFENCEIraqfri16britonsho?source=

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Shells From Syria Fired at Troops in Iraq:

American troops stationed along Iraq's border with Syria are coming under increasing mortar attack from shells fired from Syrian territory, but it's unclear who's responsible, U.S. officers said Thursday.
asia.news.yahoo.com/041014/ap/d85ndqko0.html

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Iraqi President: Vote Could Be Postponed :

Iraq's president said in an interview published Thursday that the Jan. 31 date for Iraqi elections is ``not sacred'' and the vote could be postponed if if a lack of security threatens the fairness of balloting.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4550746,00.html

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28 soldiers tied to 2 Afghan deaths :

A just-completed army criminal investigation has implicated 28 active-duty and reserve personnel in the homicides of two Afghan men detained at the U.S. air base at Bagram, Afghanistan
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/10/14/news/abuse.html

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Army pathologist concedes errors in prisoner-abuse case:

Medical evidence could be barred from the court-martial of a Marine major accused of abusing an Iraqi prisoner because military pathologists misplaced body parts
cbsnewyork.com/national/US-Iraq-PrisonerDeath-aa/resources_news_html

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Platoon defies orders in Iraq:

A 17-member Army Reserve platoon with troops from Jackson and around the Southeast deployed to Iraq is under arrest for refusing a “suicide mission” to deliver fuel, the troops' relatives said Thursday.
www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041015/NEWS01/410150366/1002

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Iraqi nuclear sites looted 'professionally' :

Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) believe that the stripping of several Iraqi dual-use nuclear facilities, must have been carried out by professionals with access to heavy moving and demolition machinery, unnamed diplomats told Reuters news agency on Friday.
www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=9954

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Injured Iraq Vets Come Home to Poverty: :

The Pentagon has dropped plans to force a severely wounded U.S. soldier to repay his enlistment bonus after injuries had forced him out of the service.
abcnews.go.com/Primetime/IraqCoverage/story?id=163109&page=1

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Veteran's family awarded $536,000:

A federal judge has ordered the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Biloxi to pay nearly $536,000 to the family of a veteran who died of an aneurysm.
www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/9895826.
htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

snipurl.com/9ssj

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American War Resisters Seek Refuge in Canada:

American soldiers who are resisting the war in Iraq are now looking north of the border for a safe place to call home. We speak with two Iraq war resisters, Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey who are seeking refugee status in Canada as conscientious objectors.
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/15/157205

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Secret papers warned Blair war on Iraq was 'illegal' :

Secret government documents show that Tony Blair was warned by his own advisers a year before going to war that there was no growing threat from Saddam Hussein and that invading Iraq would be illegal.
www.capetimes.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=272&fArticleId=2262116

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This week's casualty: the legal case for war in Iraq :

It can only be a matter of time before the invasion is challenged in court
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/comment/0,12956,1327944,00.html

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Auditors Can't Account for Iraq Spent Funds :

U.S. and Iraqi officials doled out hundreds of millions of dollars in oil proceeds and other moneys for Iraqi projects earlier this year, but there was little effort to monitor or justify the expenditures, according to an audit released Thursday.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=542&u=/ap/
20041015/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/iraq_funds_audit&printer=1

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The making of the terror myth :

Since September 11 Britain has been warned of the 'inevitability' of catastrophic terrorist attack. But has the danger been exaggerated? A major new TV documentary claims that the perceived threat is a politically driven fantasy – and al-Qaida a dark illusion. Andy Beckett reports
www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1327904,00.html

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Juan Cole: Neo-Baath v. the Shiites:

Brig. Gen. Muhammad Abdullah Shahwani, the head of the Iraqi secret police, has charged 27 employees in the Iranian embassy in Baghdad with espionage and sabotage. – Personally, I find Shahwani's allegations fantastic.
www.juancole.com/2004_10_01_juancole_archive.html#109781293361394378

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The Three Stooges in Iraq, and the U.S.'s First Stooge :

In order to achieve some degree of legitimacy, it was important to create a native stooge what some call a “comprador” heavily dependent upon American power to govern in the interests of the U.S. government.
www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1397

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Poland to cut Iraq troop numbers:

Poland will start reducing its 2,500-strong troop contingent in Iraq from early next year, Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka says.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3746224.stm

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Nobody wants a draft, but what if we need one?:

Under some circumstances, we might have no choice. In particular, if ongoing overseas operations remain so onerous, people could start leaving the military in droves and the number of those joining could become insufficient to replace them.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/editorial/sfl-draft15
octoct15,0,5973353.story?coll=sfla-news-editorial

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Retired flag officers unimpressed by White House response to letter:

Eight months ago, 120 retired generals and admirals signed a letter to President Bush urging him to expand the active-duty Army by 40,000 soldiers.
207.44.245.159/article7080.htm

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American Mililtary Draft 2005 – Video
www.willthomas.net/911/Bush/Draft.htm

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Pat Buchanan: Iraq: How Do We Get Out?:

At the root of the insurgency˜the goal of every enemy fighter˜is a determination to drive America out. Our presence, our use of tanks, Bradleys, gunships and fighter-bombers, causing inevitable civilian casualties, is recruiting more enemy than we are killing.
www.amconmag.com/2004_10_25/buchanan.html

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Alexander Cockburn: The Year Of Surrendering Quietly:

The correlative to a politics of 'Anyone but Bush' has become: not a word against Kerry! Alexander Cockburn on the great silence of progressive America as the Democratic candidate pledges more troops for Iraq, greater fiscal austerity and a strong hand in the war on terror.
www.newleftreview.net/NLR26301.shtml

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China fights UN sanctions on Sudan to safeguard oil
news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/story.jsp?story=572309

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The Brownshirting of America:

Where Did These Conservatives Come From?
www.counterpunch.org/roberts10152004.html

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Bush's best is not good enough :

His story is only of war. At home, he offers merely evasion and denial
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1327801,00.html

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Bush plans pension raid to stay afloat:

Less than a day after President George Bush implied that his Democratic challenger John Kerry lacked “fiscal sanity”, the Administration said it had hit the debt ceiling set by Congress and would have to borrow money set aside for federal employees' pensions until after the election.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/15/1097784046643.html

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Paul Krugman: : Block the Vote:

Earlier this week former employees of Sproul & Associates (operating under the name Voters Outreach of America), a firm hired by the Republican National Committee to register voters, told a Nevada TV station that their supervisors systematically tore up Democratic registrations.
snipurl.com/9ssw

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Powell doubts Kerry can “magically” produce more US allies on Iraq:

A pillar of Kerry's presidential campaign has been his promise to obtain more international support for the US effort in Iraq.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1521&ncid=
696&e=2&u=/afp/20041015/pl_afp/us_vote_iraq_powell

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Poll reveals world anger at Bush:

Eight out of 10 countries favour Kerry for president
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/viewsofamerica/story/0,15221,1327568,00.html

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Polls show worsening of U.S. reputation:

America's reputation around the world is hurting, according to a series of coordinated polls published Friday from 10 countries, including many of the United States' closest allies.
pennlive.com/newsflash/pa/index.ssf?/base/international-8/
1097844247199020.xml&storylist=pahomepage

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Sharon's rampage:

The Palestinians are now sandwiched between the Israeli “hell-fire” and the American veto
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/712/re4.htm

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U.N. rips Israel for rights violations:

Israel is guilty of severe human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including “wanton destruction” of Palestinian homes, according to a U.N. report obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category
=1107&slug=Israel%20UN%20Human%20Rights

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Palestinian children are not terrorist:

Terrorist is the label all too frequently attached to Palestinian children. Today, many Palestinian youngsters feel misjudged by a world choosing to condemn them rather than know them.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/195275_palestinian15.html

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Questions of responsibility:

Israel's deliberate confusion of Judaism with Zionism is a policy fraught with danger
207.44.245.159/article7081.htm

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List of Palestinians who were killed by IOF since the beginning of the Gaza incursion
www.mezan.org/site_en/resource_center/mezan_publications/detail.php?id=95

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/14/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/9st3

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Catholic hospitals and dying patients hunted by Israeli tax collectors :

Jerusalem tax authorities have intensified a campaign of intimidation against Catholic institutions, in violation of the Agreement between the Holy See and Israel.
www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=1653

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International poll: The world opposes Bush, except Israel :

Israelis, perhaps not surprisingly, are alone in their support of the American president.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/488983.html

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U.S. declines to endorse women‚s rights statement :

The United States has refused to join 85 heads of state and government in signing a statement that endorses a 10-year-old U.N. plan to ensure every woman‚s right to education, health care and choice about having children.
www.columbiatribune.com/2004/Oct/20041014News013.asp

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Follow the Money:

Experts from the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, no longer sit on the presidential AIDS advisory council; they have been replaced by a former beauty queen who lectures on abstinence and an antigay evangelical barnstormer from Turning Point ministries.
www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20041101&s=kaplan

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Date: 14 Oct 2004

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1 YEAR & 190 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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The Human Hell and the Demons of War

Manuel Valenzuela

We are inseparable from death and destruction, suffering and violence, having become creatures addicted to the malice inherent in human evil. Turning the pages of the little we know of our own past, one thing becomes quite apparent: Throughout time, in all corners of the world, mankind has lived side by side with war, destruction and death.
207.44.245.159/article7079.htm

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15 Iraqi national guardsmen killed in attack west of Baghdad :

Fifteen Iraqi national guardsmen were killed in an overnight attack in Qaim, the farthest town in Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi police said Thursday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/14/content_2090136.htm

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Blasts hit Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, killing 7, including 2 Americans
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cpress/20041014/ca_pr_on_wo/iraq&cid=2149&ncid=2149

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Several killed by US snipers in Ramadi:

Five Iraqis have been killed and 13 more injured by US sniper fire in clashes in the city of Ramadi, medical sources say.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1B07A509-19B7-4441-9740-B7099B34CA37.htm

snipurl.com/9rum

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Two Iraqi army officers gunned down in Baquba :

Unidentified attackers shot down two Iraqi army officers in a drive-by shooting Thursday in Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/14/content_2090105.htm

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2 Task Force Olypia Soldier Killed In Car Bomb Attack:
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20041015.txt

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IED Kills One Soldier, Wounds Two Others:

An improvised explosive device detonated in eastern Baghdad on Oct. 14, at about 11:25 a.m., killing one Task Force Baghdad Soldier and wounding two others.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20041016.txt

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Iraqi TV journalist gunned down :

A female Iraqi TV journalist was killed by gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad on Thursday morning
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=qw1097751602133B262

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One killed in US raid on Falluja:

The hospital received the body of an elderly man. “The injured are children and young men,” al-Dulaimi said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DA7F996A-47C2-4530-8961-27A275177254.htm

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Iraqi woman tells of US abuse:

She was beaten, deprived of food and sleep and had her shoulder dislocated by a guard, French newspaper Le Monde reported.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11059587%255E1702,00.html

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When the Fallen Refuse to Salute :

My son, Spc Casey Austin Sheehan, died on 04/04/04 in Sadr City. He died saving the lives of fellow soldiers. This is what his soul is crying out to me from heaven:
www.truthout.org/docs_04/101404A.shtml

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UK: Mother of soldier killed in Iraq protests after MoD blocks pension:

I don't understand why he can get killed in a war but he does not qualify for a pension.”
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=571922

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How do we measure the depth of a mother's loss? :

Do we measure it by the size of a bed, the hardness of a mortuary table, the length of a coffin…or the flag that drapes it?
207.44.245.159/article7075.htm

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Disarmament is 'mirage' :

The cash-for-weapons program is putting money in insurgents' hands for more armaments, some say.
www.abqtrib.com/archives/news04/101304_news_iraq.shtml

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$1000 per day continues to draw South African Mercenaries to Iraq
www.capetimes.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=271&fArticleId=2261155

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Saudis Blame U.S. and Its Role in Iraq for Rise of Terror
snipurl.com/9ruv

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Five Palestinians killed in Gaza; Israeli officers urge end to offensive :

Three Palestinians, including 70-year-old Ismail Assawalhi were killed in a pre-dawn air raid in the southern Gaza town of Rafah where a column of tanks also destroyed 34 homes in a brief incursion.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/111718/1/.html

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Israel Kills Palestinian Girl in Classroom:

A 10-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl died Wednesday, October 13, of her wounds after Israeli occupation troops shot her in the chest while sitting inside a United Nations school in a Gaza refugee camp.
ummahnews.com/story.php?sid=20041014054926717

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Of settler crimes and media silence:

If Americans appreciated the scale of human-rights abuses committed by Israeli colonists in the occupied territories, they would condemn the journalists who keep them in the dark, a US peace activist says.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/17484BCE-343E-40AC-B163-968AAF10E44C.htm

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Israeli tail wags American dog:

In a U.S. election campaign that is more about foreign policy than any presidential race in decades, one issue is completely off-limits: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Chechen terrorists probed:

U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico in July.
207.44.245.159/article7071.htm

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Fallujah negotiator questions Zarqawi ultimatum:

Iraq's interim prime minister has threatened to attack Fallujah unless it turns in foreign militants, but a negotiator for the rebel-held city said its people were being asked to chase shadows.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1220237.htm

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Zarqawi is Not in Fallujah, Nor Has He Ever Been There:

Our media, in cooperation with the Bush team and the Bush military, keep perpetrating the lies that the people they are killing everyday are “terrorists,‰ or “insurgents,‰
207.44.245.159/article7072.htm

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Tortured terror suspects have mental illnesses, say doctors:

Eight foreign terror suspects held without trial for nearly three years in British prisons have experienced mental torture and are now suffering from serious psychiatric illnesses, a team of doctors revealed yesterday.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=571945

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Fact or Fiction? :

Gordon Thomas : Bin Laden is in China :

During the home stretch of the North American elections, Osama bin Laden could prove to be the ace in the sleeve of president Bush. As we speak, Washington is negotiating a highly secretive agreement with Beijing
207.44.245.159/article7077.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/13/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/9rv1

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U.S. Stymies Detainee Access Despite Ruling, Lawyers Say:

More than three months after the Supreme Court declared that hundreds of detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts, none has appeared in a courtroom.
www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A30623-2004Oct13?language=printer

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US treatment of detainees defies int‚l law: HRW :

The United States is violating international law by holding prisoners in its war on terror incommunicado and in secret hiding places, Human Rights Watch said in a report to be published on Tuesday calling for an end to such practices.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_13-10-2004_pg4_3

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Presidents, Prime Ministers, and psycho-politics:

The global mistreatment of innocent people is shocking, it is reprehensible, it is inhumane, and it is grossly insane on any psychiatric level of assessment. Consult the New England Journal of Medicine and see how this esteemed publication, likened the torture policies of the U.S. to those practices used by Nazi Germany.
207.44.245.159/article7074.htm

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Video: Third Presidential Debate :

The lesser of two evils.
207.44.245.159/video10023.htm

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Caught On Video:

What Bush Actually Said About Bin Laden:

Proof positive of another Bush lie.
207.44.245.159/video1024.htm

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Daniel Patrick Welch: Mr. President: I have a Plan!!!: Third time's the charm:

The author knows his readers expect him to watch the 'debates,' but wonders if they realize at what cost. Nonetheless, he reports on his experience upon watching Clash of the Titans III. Beware, though—no partisan is likely to be soothed by his report.
207.44.245.159/article7076.htm

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Audio: Howard Zinn On the Election:

Candidates Not Addressing “Fundamental Issues of American Policy in the World”
207.44.245.159/audio1002.htm

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Bob Barr: An agonizing choice :

Conservatives have plenty of cause to abandon Bush
207.44.245.159/article7078.htm

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In '04 Florida, Lawsuits Begin Before Election:

Not a single ballot has been counted in the presidential election, yet Florida is already teeming with lawsuits charging the state and its county elections supervisors with voter disenfranchisement, a legal muddle likely to grow worse before Election Day.
snipurl.com/9rv3

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Top U.S. advisers to address AIPAC meet :

U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and Richard Holbrooke, chief foreign policy adviser to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, will address an American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Florida next weekend.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/488419.html

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Democrats Target Iran: Barak O-Bomb-a?:

John Kerry's antiwar supporters have repeatedly warned that a military attack on Iran is imminent if George Bush is reelected. But Democrats are rattling their sabers at the same target.
www.counterpunch.org/smith10132004.html

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Lessons Disregarded: The U.S. and Cluster Munitions:

The use of cluster munitions is not a new development in warfare. The U.S. has a long history of using such weapons.
snipurl.com/9rv5

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The hardest word:

Unable himself to admit direct sorrow for the Iraq war, the prime minister has acquired a group of ready apologists, willing to spread qualified regret across Britain on his behalf.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1326629,00.html

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Scarlett must go :

He should resign because he was, in his previous job as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), directly responsible for the false prospectus on which Britain went to war in Iraq.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1326602,00.html

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UK: Goldsmith faces calls to resign over Iraq:

The attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, faced calls to resign last night as Tony Blair's legal justification for going to war against Iraq began to unravel.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=571947

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John Pilger cheers the islanders fighting dirty tricks:

More than 30 years ago, the British expelled the inhabitants of Diego Garcia so the US could establish a military base. Now the government's dirty tricks are being challenged in court.
snipurl.com/9rv7

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21st Century Book-Burning:

Lynne Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney's wife and the former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has placed herself in the company of dictators and slaveholders. At her urging, the Education Department destroyed more than 300,000 copies of a booklet designed to help parents and children learn more about America's past.
207.44.245.159/article7073.htm

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Palestinian killed in Israeli air raid on Gaza:

The victim, who was not identified, died after an Israeli aircraft opened fire on the Jabaliya refugee camp. Three others were wounded in the attack, the witnesses said.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=30699

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Episcopal Church next to shun Israel? :

Anglican leaders following Presbyterians, pushing for divestment from Jewish state
snipurl.com/9rva

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US diplomats baulk at Jewish bill:

The US State Department has raised objections to a bill approved by Congress that would require it to set up an office on anti-Semitism.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3742518.stm

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Investigators dig up mass grave seeking evidence to nail Saddam
snipurl.com/9rvb

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Servers seized by FBI returned :

The Orwellian nature of the powers likely to have been used in the case severely restrict Rackspace's ability to tell its customer, or anybody else, what's going on, and can also be used (on US request) to bind the Home Office to confidentiality
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/14/indymedia_servers_back/

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Date: 13 Oct 2004

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1 YEAR & 189 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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The Neo-Conservative Agenda – Humanism VS Imperialism:

It would be nothing less than scandalous for the United States, which was founded on humanistic and democratic principles, to attempt to replace the old empires of the past and to deny the fundamental democratic right of other peoples and other nations to self-determination .

207.44.245.159/article7061.htm

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“The Promise”:

“The Promise‰, this nation‚s domestic social contract has been brought to its knees by an unregulated corporate fundamentalism and our civil liberties have become null and void.
207.44.245.159/article7062.htm

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Video: The Secret Government :

Bill Moyers, documents U.S. support of terrorist regimes and the rise of the NSC.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3281.htm

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4 U.S. soldiers killed in roadside bombings
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6095119/

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Three killed in new Ramadi clashes:

“Three corpses were brought to the hospital and another 12 wounded,” said Dr Taleb Dulaimi of Ramadi's general hospital, without clarifying whether they were civilians or insurgents.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11557

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Iraqi civilians and police die in Ramadi:

Two Iraqi civilians have died after a mortar bomb landed on a house near a regional government building in the city of Ramadi.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/18983AD2-132B-4B11-A30C-AF4B9F3CBAF2.htm

snipurl.com/9qzu

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Two US soldiers killed, five hurt in suicide car bombing in Iraq :

Two US soldiers were killed and five wounded in a suicide car bomb attack against their convoy in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=30663

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Two more SA men killed in Iraq :

Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said the government was still trying to gather details concerning the attack. He said however that the two men had been employed by Omega Risk Solutions, Iraq.
iafrica.com/news/sa/353154.htm

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CIA using Jordan as torture base:

The US Central Intelligence Agency is holding al-Qaida suspects in a secret Jordanian jail where they are subjected to interrogation methods banned in the United States, an Israeli newspaper said on Wednesday.
207.44.245.159/article7067.htm

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CIA holding Al-Qaida suspects in secret Jordanian lockup:

The Central Intelligence Agency runs a top-secret interrogation facility in Jordan, where at least 11 detainees who are considered Al-Qaida's most senior cadre are being held
207.44.245.159/article7066.htm

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Global Terror by Secret US Death Squads :

“ The two prisoners have their clothes cut from their bodies by scissors, without their hand-and foot cuffs being loosened.Their hands and feet are chained to a specially designed harness. On the plane, both men are blindfolded and hooded… the plane takes off at 21.49 and sets course towards Egypt”.
207.44.245.159/article7069.htm

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Video & Text: Seymour Hersh: Secrets of the Iraq quagmire and the war on terror:

The Iraq war is not winnable, a secret U.S. military unit has been “disappearing” people since December 2001. “How could eight or nine neoconservatives come and take charge of this government?” How fragile is this democracy?”
207.44.245.159/video1021.htm

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Classified Abu Ghraib Documents:

The documents include the most complete version of the Taguba report˜a still-classified document˜as well as high-level memos and witness testimony.
207.44.245.159/article7063.htm

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Academics slam Bush policy:

The Iraq war is the most misguided since Vietnam, benefits terrorists and is justified by false claims, said more than 650 foreign-policy specialists in a letter to President George W Bush.
207.44.245.159/article7068.htm

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Security Scholars For A Sensible Foreign Policy: An Open Letter to the American People:

We, a nonpartisan group of foreign affairs specialists, have joined together to call urgently for a change of course in American foreign and national security policy. We judge that the current American policy centered around the war in Iraq is the most misguided one since the Vietnam period, one which harms the cause of the struggle against extreme Islamist terrorists.
207.44.245.159/article7070.htm

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Video: I'm not looking for pity:

A grenade cost him his hand and the use of his leg
207.44.245.159/video1022.htm

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Soldiers Once … And Young:

Iraq combat veterans offer raw, compelling testimony to the horrors of war and the anguish of returning home.
www.alternet.org/story/20140/

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Jim Lobe: Sidelined Neo-Cons Stoke Future Fires :

Sidelined by their failed predictions for Iraq and U.S. President George W Bush's efforts to reassure voters he is not a warmonger, prominent neo-conservatives and their Christian Right allies are nonetheless trying hard to prepare the ground for future U.S. adventures in the Middle East.
207.44.245.159/article7064.htm

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Pepe Escobar: Deconstructing the war on terror:

A cursory look both at the Bush administration's record and the neo-con agenda for the future reveals instead that Bush/Cheney are using September 11 as an excuse to attack weak states that interfere with an extreme right-wing world view and with US corporate interests
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FJ14Aa01.html

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Scott Ritter: Don't let US, UK hide from facts:

During this critical time in both nations' histories, with the war in Iraq playing such a central role in the selection of America's next president as well as the political future of Britain's prime minister, the American and British people deserve to know the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/10/13/2003206709/print

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Broadcast Exclusive:

James Baker's Double Life in Iraq:

The Carlyle Group Stands to Make Killing on Iraqi Debt
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/13/144220

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In case you missed it:

Exposed: The Carlyle Group

A Must Watch Documentary
207.44.245.159/article3995.htm

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Technical expert: Bush was wired:

A Bush spokesman tells Salon there is nothing to the story. But as the final presidential debate looms, speculation grows about the mysterious bulge.
www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/10/13/transmitter/index_np.html

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Palestinian security chief escapes bombing unhurt:

A top Palestinian security leader who is a related to Yasser Arafat escaped unharmed on Tuesday when a booby-trapped car exploded near his convoy in Gaza City.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/
2004/10/12/international1602EDT0617.DTL

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Gazans face starvation:

The humanitarian situation in the northern Gaza Strip is reaching crisis levels, with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations warning of imminent starvation.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/59B460E8-EFF3-47C0-9F20-13AF1560FF98.htm

snipurl.com/9r0k

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Double standards that kill :

Israel is engaged in the mass destruction of the Gaza Strip, subjecting people who have been suffering for decades from what in any other circumstances world leaders would denounce as ethnic cleansing if not outright genocide.
www.jordantimes.com/wed/opinion/opinion3.htm

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If Americans Only Knew:

The U.S. gives $15,139,178 per day to the Israeli government and military and $568,744 per day to Palestinian NGO‚s.
www.ifamericansknew.org/

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Truman Overrode Strong State Department Warning Against Partitioning of Palestine in 1947:

On Sept. 22, 1947, Loy Henderson strongly warned Secretary of State George C. Marshall that partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states was not workable and would lead to untold troubles in the future.
207.44.245.159/article7060.htm

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EU to unveil plan to help Palestinian state:

The European Union is set to produce a plan to ensure the viability of a Palestinian state, based on 1967 borders, it has emerged.
euobserver.com/?aid=17503&rk=1

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Israeli Secret gov't report: Israel on collision course with Europe :

According to the document, which was written in August by the ministry's Center for Political Research, Israel and Europe will find themselves on a collision course that will cause serious economic and diplomatic damage to Israel.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/488303.html

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Double Standards and Curious Silences: Amnesty International: A False Beacon?:

Careful scrutiny of AI's record reveals that, its typical response to the daily obscene deeds by either Israeli or US armies is a few barely audible ruminations with an occasional lame rebuke. The impotence of these responses raises many questions.
www.counterpunch.com/rooij10132004.html

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US to rate its allies on their treatment of Jews
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/
10/13/wus13.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/10/13/ixworld.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/12/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/9r0s

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Civilians killed in Falluja missile strike:

The US military has killed at least six Iraqis in two separate missile strikes on the city of Falluja.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/299E942A-9A0A-4E1F-B046-BF22E45A24FD.htm

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'The Americans cannot provide security we need':

The children lie on their hospital beds. A few cry, others just stare ahead. Their parents huddle around, trying to provide comfort.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=571576

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Life In Iraq: Joblessness and bloodshed:

The next major casualty of Iraq's insurgency may be its elections.
www.theunionleader.com/articles_showa.html?article=45478

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Sen. Mark Dayton closes Senate office in D.C. amid terror fears :

Sen. Mark Dayton abruptly closed his Washington, D.C., office Tuesday and advised Minnesotans to stay away from Capitol Hill until Election Day, citing the threat of terrorism.
www.startribune.com/stories/587/5028933.html

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Bush special envoy embroiled in controversy over Iraq debt :

President Bush's special envoy, James Baker, who has been trying to persuade the world to forgive Iraq's crushing debts, is simultaneously working for a commercial concern that is trying to recover money from Iraq, according to confidential documents.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1325971,00.html

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UK: Straw formally withdraws 45-minute WMD claim:

The Government today formally withdrew its controversial claim that Iraq had had chemical and biological weapons capable of being deployed within 45 minutes.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=571492

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Confusion over ousted Iraqi deputy PM Tariq Aziz's Death:

Arab TV has claimed that Vatican City sources have confirmed the death of Tariq Aziz however US army spokesman in Baghdad Berry Johnson has termed this report by Arab TV as false. Johnson said “Tariq Aziz is in our custody and he is alive‰.
pakistantimes.net/2004/10/10/top5.htm

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Bush thinks you are all idiots: Or, at best, just pretty stupid.

They are thinking you want to be conned or deceived. Or shucked and jived. Or even lied to. They think you want to hear smooth talk instead of straight talk. Anything except the tough truths.
www.modbee.com/24hour/opinions/story/1730195p-9552646c.html

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The Time Grows Near — Be Aware…Be Very Aware :

“The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread.”
207.44.245.159/article7065.htm

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My fellow non-Americans … :

The result of the US election will affect the lives of millions around the world but those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it – until now.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1326033,00.html

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Voter Registrations Possibly Trashed:

Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats.
www.klas-tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2421595&nav=168XRvNe

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Date: 12 Oct 2004

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1 YEAR & 188 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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Sheila Samples: Freedom To Fascism — A Bumpy Ride:

Republicans don't seem to realize that they are no longer individual members of a coherent “party,” but are merely part of a mean-spirited and dangerous movement that is threatening to sweep away democracy as we know it.
207.44.245.159/article7054.htm

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31 killed in Southern Afghanistan fighting:

At
least 31 people have been reported to be killed in clashes between the Taliban Militia and the government troops in southern Afghanistan.
paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=80084

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Several killed in US strikes on Falluja:

The second strike flattened a house in al-Askari neighbourhood, killing at least four members of an Iraqi family and injuring an unknown number.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/299E942A-9A0A-4E1F-B046-BF22E45A24FD.htm

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Iraqi mosque ablaze after US air strike:

US air strikes have set a mosque ablaze after Iraqi fighters and US marines engaged in heavy clashes in its vicinity in the western town of Hiyt.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5FA41DD4-C3A1-42A5-8503-831418384965.htm

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Special forces sent to hunt down Bigley‚s killer :

AMERICA has transferred its ultra-secret Task Force 121 commando unit from the hunt for Osama bin Laden to tracking down Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Jordanian terrorist thought responsible for the beheading of British hostage Kenneth Bigley.
www.theherald.co.uk/news/25742-print.shtml

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Americans' success in Najaf leaves them with £280m rebuilding bill:

“Even though we've destroyed their houses, the people are happy with us,” said Capt Batson.
www.news.telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/10/12/wirq112.xml&site=5

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Blair remark on Saddam is revealed :

Malaysia's former leader claimed yesterday that British Prime Minister Tony Blair had told him that ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had to be removed from power because the US-led coalition was unwilling to wait for him to die naturally.
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=93884&Sn=WORL&IssueID=27206

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Soldiers at Camp Eagle weary of Baghdad slum, Iraqis, mission:

“I used to want to be nice and friendly with the Iraqis. Now I don't care. I'm all about getting home.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/special_packages/iraq/9893810.htm

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No U.S. help in sight:

Since May, Brig. Gen. Oscar B. Hilman, commander of the 81st Brigade Combat Team, has requested 500 to 700 more soldiers. But he said the request has been denied.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/baltsun.htm

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Shedding the illusions of shock and awe:

Why are we in Iraq? Because both neocons and Dems like Kerry believed in a U.S. omnipotent military
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04280/390898.stm

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Wounded Marine feels cuts;

When Marine Lance Cpl. James Crosby was struck by enemy fire in Iraq last winter, his war duty came to an end, and so did the income that his family depended on.
www.thedailyitemoflynn.com/news/view.bg?articleid=7364

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Ex-DAFB commander says troops used as guinea pigs:

A former Dover Air Force Base commander says military officials used his troops as guinea pigs in illegal medical experiments under the government's controversial anthrax vaccination program.
www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2004/10/10exdafbcommander.html

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David H. Hackworth: Muzzling Soldiers Is Nothing New:

Today there‚s a laptop in almost every bunker, manned by grunts who are a whole lot smarter and faster than their watchdogs. Which means that despite a hogtied press corps, we‚re getting the unspun word from Iraq ˆ and the news ain‚t good.
snipurl.com/9px2

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al-Qaida Detainees 'Disappeared' :

At least 11 al-Qaida suspects have “disappeared” in U.S. custody, and some may have been tortured, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued Monday.
207.44.245.159/article7058.htm

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Abu Ghraib interrogator tells his story:

“Yeah, I've had a couple people tell me, 'Well people shouldn't know about this. We've gotta keep this quiet,'” Brokaw says.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/04_bensonl_interrogator/

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Spies “lap up” info from torture:

British spies “lap up” information gathered through torture, hurting Britain's ability to fight for human rights, the ambassador to Uzbekistan has said in a leaked memo obtained by Reuters.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=601161

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Nuclear weapons materials 'vanish from Iraq' :

EQUIPMENT and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons are disappearing from Iraq but neither Baghdad nor Washington appears to have noticed, the United Nations‚ nuclear watchdog agency reported yesterday.
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1185422004

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Cash for arms is price of peace :

Despite the apparent eagerness on both sides for a way to end the insurgency by members of the Mehdi army, led by rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the arms hand-over got off to a slow start.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1185172004

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Police 'training' in Baghdad:

“That's a standard of training Americans would never accept,” said Gerald Burke, a retired Massachusetts State Police major who spent more than a year as an adviser to Baghdad police commanders.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=543018.html

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Think Tank: Iraq War Distracted U.S.:

The war in Iraq did not damage international terror groups, but instead distracted the United States from confronting other hotbeds of Islamic militancy and actually “created momentum” for many terrorists, a top Israeli security think tank said in a report released Monday.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041011/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_terrorism

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Israelis wound schoolgirl in Gaza:

Israeli troops have shot and critically wounded an 11-year-old Palestinian girl standing outside her school in Gaza.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3737218.stm

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Israeli attempt on Mashaal said foiled:

Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip on Monday endorsed reports that the Syrian authorities had thwarted yet another Israeli attempt to assassinate the movement's leader, Khaled Mashaal.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/
JPArticle/Printer&cid=1097468032104&p=1078113566627

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Spelling out Sharon's real plan :

Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is approaching its fifth decade. It is an occupation that has inflicted unspeakable cruelty on a civilian population of 3.5 million Palestinians, not to speak of the suffering inflicted on Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism.
www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=543195.html

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Uri Avnery : Don‚t Believe a Word:

I know Sharon. I have been watching the man for 50 years and have written three biographical essays about him. I know what he thinks and I know how he operates.
207.44.245.159/articles7056.htm

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The Elephant in the Room of Empire: Israel as Sideshow:

After decades of ever-solidifying ties, Israel is now so closely linked to the United States in concrete ways that it is actually a part of the U.S. military-industrial complex.
207.44.245.159/article7059.htm

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Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/487412.html

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Under Cheney, Halliburton Helped Saddam Hussein Siphon Billions from UN Oil-for-Food Program
207.44.245.159/article7053.htm

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Kerry is 'Bush lite' but still hazardous to your health:

Israel has effectively secured a position of unparalleled influence over the American administration, especially as far as foreign policy toward the Middle East is concerned.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=9168

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Nader attacks Kerry on war:

He says Democrat helped Bush agenda at home and abroad
seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/194638_nader11.html

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New Documentary: “Preventive Warriors”:

The film examines a bold new foreign policy paper introduced by the White House in September 2002 entitled: “The National Security Strategy of the United States.‰ The film features many of the leading thinkers and intellectuals of our time including Noam Chomsky, Chalmers Johnson, Tariq Ali and more.
207.44.245.159/video1020.htm

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Thom Hartmann : Columbus Day Celebration? Think Again…

“It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire and the streams of blood quenching the same, and horrible was the stink and scent thereof; but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they [the colonists] gave praise therof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully…”
207.44.245.159/article7055.htm

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Professor George Lakoff:

How conservatives use language to dominate politics: The conservative worldview, the strict father model, assumes that the world is dangerous and difficult and that children are born bad and must be made good.
www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/10/27_lakoff.shtml

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TV channels to rubbish Kerry on eve of poll :

One of America's biggest television companies has announced plans to broadcast a film days before the presidential election that portrays the Democratic candidate John Kerry as betraying his fellow soldiers in Vietnam.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1325120,00.html

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Presidential candidates arrested:

Protesters waved signs and shouted “open the debates!” while police arrested third party presidential candidates Michael Badnarik and David Cobb for attempting to cross a police barricade Friday night.
www.studlife.com/news/2004/10/11/News/Third.Party.Candidates.Arrested-748825.shtml

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Banana Republic:

7 U.S. Groups Ask U.N. for Vote Observers :

Seven American activist groups asked the United Nations on Monday to provide international observers for next month's presidential election.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4544722,00.html

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War Gave Us Caesar:

George W. Bush is surely among the worst of the modern day messiah presidents, the high priests of the civil religion of American Exceptionalism.
www.mises.org/fullstory.aspx?Id=1642

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Why not eat children? :

Every apparently economic choice is, in reality, social. We can choose a society of basic rights – education, health, housing, child support and a dignified pension – or greed, pandemic inequality, ecological vandalism, civic chaos and social despair.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1324934,00.html

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Was Bush packing Wi-Fi in TV debate?:

Wireless technology might explain why US President George W. Bush performed better than usual in the last two presidential debates with his opponent, Senator John Kerry.
www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/12/bush_wireless_coaching/

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The madness of George :

The evolution of George Bush's persona over the past few weeks is startling for even the most casual observers. Only a short while ago, Bush was a strong, decisive leader and Kerry was a weak, flip-flopping Massachusetts liberal.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/markosmoulitsas/story/0,15139,1325454,00.html

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Sniff Some Mercury; You'll Feel Better:

George W. Bush is totally unhinged and the American people better wake up to the truth that the commander in chief is out of touch with reality and getting more dangerous every day. Down is up. Up is down. Failure is victory. Inversion and absurdity make sense to him.
www.niagarafallsreporter.com/gallagher184.html

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Camp X-RAY Dissident Resort and Spa:

Do Messer's Bush and Cheney have a free trip planed for you? Flash Presentation
207.44.245.159/article7057.htm

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US seizes independent media sites:

The FBI has shut down some 20 sites which were part of an alternative media network known as Indymedia.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3732718.stm

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Your Rights To Privacy:

What's in your future?: Flash presentation.
www.aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf

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U.S. Russia‚s Enemy Number One ˜ Poll:

The United States is seen as Russia's prime foreign enemy according to a poll by the nation's Public Opinion Foundation last week.
www.mosnews.com/news/2004/10/11/poll.shtml

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A NOTE FROM TOM
It somehow appears unreal. One moment I am typing away on my keyboard and the next I am surrounded by medics who are working feverishly to ensure that I make it on the short 15 minute journey to the hospital.www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7051.htm

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1 YEAR & 187 DAYS … AND STILL NO WMD FOUND IN IRAQ.

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A must watch documentary

The Unauthorized Biography of Dick Cheney

“In Dick Cheney's World, what he says is frequently more fiction than fact”

This is the story of Dick Cheney's vision of America.

A must watch documentary
207.44.245.159/video1018.htm

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Eleven Killed in Baghdad Bombings :

ar bombers struck twice in rapid succession in the Iraqi capital today, killing at least 11 people including an American soldier and wounding at least 16.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3608721

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Two Iraqis killed in convoy hit:

TWO Iraqis were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack today against a US military convoy in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, medical sources said.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11046299^1702,00.html

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Two US troops killed in Baghdad :

Two American troops were killed and five injured Monday in a rocket attack in southern Baghdad, the US military said. The attack reported at 8 a.m. local time.
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=286626&lang=e&dir=news

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Saddam's right-hand man dies:

TARIQ AZIZ, the former Iraqi deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein, has died in custody, Al-Arabiya television said today, quoting sources in the International Committee of the Red Cross in Iraq.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11027062%255E1702,00.html

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White House plans delay of major assaults in Iraq :

The Bush administration will delay major assaults on rebel-held cities in Iraq until after U.S. elections next month, say administration officials, mindful that large-scale military offensives could affect the U.S. presidential race.
www.dailyreviewonline.com/Stories/0,1413,88~10973~2460141,00.html#

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Terrorist groups offer rewards for kidnapping soldiers, residents:

The terrorist groups, including the Unification and Jihad led by Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, offered up to 10 kilograms of gold and $8,000 in cash to anyone who hands over Korean soldiers or citizens.
www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2004/10/11/200410110033.asp

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Iraq's Green Zone Turns Redder by the Day:

It was supposed to be the safest patch of land in Iraq, but instead is slowly succumbing to the creeping dangers stalking the rest of the country.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=reutersEdge&storyID=6460419

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Robert Fisk: Future generations will struggle to escape the legacy of the disaster in Iraq:

Our betrayals and broken promises have created a kind of irreversible disease that cannot be forgiven
207.44.245.159/article7052.htm

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Former UN arms inspectors slam Bush, Blair after weapons report:

Two former senior UN weapons inspectors in Iraq on Sunday criticized US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for clinging to ever-weaker arguments to justify their war on Iraq.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-10/10/content_381064.htm

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Scott Ritter : If You Had Seen What I Have Seen:

This blatant disregard for international law on the part of the world‚s two greatest democracies serves as the foundation of any analysis of the question: would the world be better off with or without Saddam in power?
207.44.245.159/article7038.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Iraq No Threat :

Both Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, and Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's closest adviser, made clear before September 11 2001 that Saddam Hussein was no threat – to America, Europe or the Middle East.
207.44.245.159/article6456.htm

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Hans Blix: If you had seen what I have seen:

Will President Bush apply the lessons from Iraq to Iran, Libya and North Korea?
207.44.245.159/article7049.htm

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Kerry Caught in the Big Lie :

The presidential debates are going nowhere. Why? Because both President George Bush and Senator John Kerry are encapsulated in a big lie.
www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=3760

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John Kerry`s Iraq Quandary :

A sampling of his prescient remarks:
www.thejewishpress.com/news_article.asp?article=4231

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Iraq: ŒLiberation‚ or War Crimes?:

Surely, there is overwhelming prima facie evidence to prove that war crimes have been committed against the Iraqi people by those warmongers in the US, Britain and Australia. Those who invoke international law must submit to it.
207.44.245.159/article7044.htm

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Bush's Crimes: Impeach the president?

Yes. A well-documented case ties him to Abu Ghraib.
www.newtimesbpb.com/issues/2004-09-30/news/norman.html

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Rumsfeld: More forces needed before Iraq election :

The United States may dispatch more soldiers to Iraq to protect elections in January if US commanders decide they are needed, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=286512&lang=e&dir=news

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For Marines, Iraq a frustrating fight:

Scrawled on the helmet of Lance Cpl. Carlos Perez are the letters FDNY. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York, the Pentagon and western Pennsylvania, Perez quit school, left his job as a firefighter in Long Island, N.Y., and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. “To be honest, I just wanted to take revenge,” said Perez, 20.
207.44.245.159/article7037.htm

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Breaking Ranks :

Jimmy Massey went to Iraq a gung-ho Marine, but returned shaken after killing civilians.
207.44.245.159/article7047.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video : Shoot me I want To Go Home:

I used to want to help these people, and now I don't really care about them any more.
207.44.245.159/video1003.htm

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A Mother‚s Plea for Peace :

Her son was killed in Iraq; now she pleads for Americans to stop the war.
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=896

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The Siege: Going to war is never easy, but neither is being left behind:

“I'm having a really hard time with my husband gone.” Her husband was deployed to Iraq five months before. “I think I'm really depressed.” She started to cry. “I cry like this all the time. And I just want it to stop.”
207.44.245.159/article7041.htm

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Sexual assaults haunt victims after military discharge:

The Department of Veterans Affairs now routinely asks all veterans that come to it for services whether they suffered sexual trauma in the military. What the VA found was that that between 20 and 25 percent of women veterans told them they were sexually assaulted
www.mydjconnection.com/articles/2004/10/09/missouri/state4.txt

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Jimmy Breslin: Insane reality spins the head:

Young children don't know what they're fighting for,” the grandmother said.
www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/columnists/ny-nybres10
4001677oct10,0,2659563.column?coll=ny-ny-columnists

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America could have saved him :

Kidnappers have beheaded another foreign captive in Iraq. For Ken Bigley, there was hope that he would avoid the fate of more than 30 other non-Iraqi hostages murdered by insurgents and criminals.
politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1324028,00.html

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John Pilger: Paradise Cleansed :

There are times when one tragedy, one crime tells us how a whole system works behind its democratic facade and helps us to understand how much of the world is run for the benefit of the powerful and how governments lie.
207.44.245.159/article7048.htm

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Contractor accused of overbilling in Iraq:

A company hired to provide security for U.S. officials and installations in Iraq fleeced the government out of millions of dollars by submitting phony or inflated bills, a lawsuit by two former employees says.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?
category=1152&slug=Iraq%20Contractor%20Lawsuit

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Report Cites U.S. Profits in Sale of Iraqi Oil Under Hussein:

Major American oil companies and a Texas oil investor were among those who received lucrative vouchers that enabled them to buy Iraqi oil under the United Nations oil-for-food program, according to a report prepared by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency.
207.44.245.159/article7042.htm

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Mahdi Army fighters will sell weapons to the US:

Sheikh Abdelhadi al-Deraji, a senior Sadr aide in the capital, said that an agreement had been reached but denied that Iraqi forces would be allowed to search the city for weapons after the five-day weapons turn in.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1303696,00.html

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Wide attacks threatened if US enters Fallujah:

Insurgent groups have vowed to unleash a wave of bloody attacks in seven provinces, including Baghdad, if US forces enter their stronghold in the city of Fallujah
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/10/10/wide
_attacks_threatened_if_us_enters_fallujah?mode=PF

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The CIA 'old guard' goes to war with Bush :

A powerful “old guard” faction in the Central Intelligence Agency has launched an unprecedented campaign to undermine the Bush administration with a battery of damaging leaks and briefings about Iraq.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/10/10/
wbush10.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/10/10/ixnewstop.html

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Should Judith Miller Go to Jail?:

Miller's coverage of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before and after the war made her name synonymous with credulous reporting.
slate.com/id/2107991/

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Afghan soldier killed as insurgents' operation continues :

One Afghan soldier was killed and two others injured Monday in south Afghanistan after their vehicle hit a landmine
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/11/content_2078280.htm

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Pakistan militants set deadline for China hostage
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL134922.htm

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Palestinian killed in Gaza as Kerry vows no reprieve for Arafat:

A Palestinian was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, as US Democrat presidential hopeful John Kerry warned that if he wins the November 2 election there will be no reprieve for sidelined Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=30302

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Israeli commander accused of machine-gunning child :

Soldiers said the commander had approached the girl, who had already been shot and possibly killed, and repeatedly shot her as they pleaded with him to stop.
www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/2004/10/11/story170486.html

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Palestinian Shot by Israelis While Picking Olives :

An Israeli soldier shot and critically wounded a Palestinian farmer today during a clash over an olive orchard, witnesses said. The army said a Jewish settler fired the shot.
english.daralhayat.com/arab_news/10-2004/Article-20041011
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Gaza sweep continues :

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided against his top general´s advice to curtail an Israeli sweep of north Gaza.
www.jta.org/brknews.asp?id=122054

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Gaza Families Live In The Shadow Of Death:

The last thing that young Suha Ayub Ibayd remembers before a barrage of tank fire ripped through her home is huddling together with her parents and eight brothers and sisters.
www.countercurrents.org/pa-laila101004.htm

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Charley Reese : No Palestinian State, No Peace for America :

Now we know the truth. Neither the Bush administration nor the Israeli government has any intention whatsoever of allowing the Palestinians to establish their own state.
207.44.245.159/article7043.htm

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Jewish Groups Scramble To Head Off Divestment Push :

As the push to cut off investments in Israel gains momentum in Protestant circles, Jewish organizations and their allies on Capitol Hill are racing to neutralize the burgeoning divestment movement.
www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=greenberg200409291150

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Israelis occupy state of denial over Zionism's great moral crisis:

A GENERALLY unremarked note in the US presidential and vice-presidential debates so far has been their glacial semi-silence on the subject of what is going on in the Gaza Strip, and on its implications for declared US foreign policy.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11035852%255E2703,00.html

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Activists: Israeli vote could swing U.S. election :

Americans living in Israel may swing the outcome of the American elections come November, local political activists said this week.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/483619.html

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Iran, Russia deal on spent nuclear fuel in final stage:

Iran and Russia are close to finalising the agreement on return of spent nuclear fuel, paving the way for Iran's first atomic power plant to become operational
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Bin Laden Œno longer top target‚:

COALITION commanders in Afghanistan have begun playing down the importance of Osama Bin Laden ˜ in sharp contrast to the statements made earlier this year that he would be caught by the end of 2004.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1302365,00.html

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“Der Spiegel” : Behind The Scenes Of The Afghan Election:

On the day after the election there is a growing fury by the Afghan population at the international organizers. The UN supervised team nearly threw the historic election in Afghanistan into chaos in spite of a 200 million Euro ($225 million) budget.
207.44.245.159/article7039.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: “Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death,‰

The film provides eyewitness testimony that U.S. troops were complicit in the massacre of thousands of Taliban prisoners during the Afghan War.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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A Question for America : What Would Be Too Much?:

Here in the U.S. there is a “deeply-held belief that no matter what this nation's governing body does abroad, no matter how bad what it does may appear, no matter what horror may result, the American government means well;‰
207.44.245.159/article7050.htm

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The Ugly American:

The problem is not the fact of American nationalism ˆ a huge surge of nationalist sentiment was inevitable in the United States after the appalling events of 9/11 ˆ but the in-your-face coarseness with which it is increasingly being expressed.
www.theday.com/eng/web/news/re.aspx?re=1297C594-95CE-4C44-B11E-243AF48C94AE

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Seymour Hersh blast Bush over Iraqi war :

Europe is set to become a collective violent block against the United States, if the war against Iraq continues, investigative reporter and New Yorker writer Seymour M. Hersh said at a talk Friday
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041008-2330-ca-seymourhersh.html

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Of Pynchon, Thanatos and Depleted Uranium:

Weapons of Mass Destruction Found in Iraq
www.counterpunch.org/davis10092004.html

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Video: Bush Pre-senile Dementia :

This video intercuts footage from 10 years ago with recent footage – the difference is dramatic and disturbing. And obvious? You decide.
207.44.245.159/video1019.htm

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Satirical nude painting of Bush removed from display at Washington museum:

Washington artist Kayti Didriksen's painting “Man of Leisure, King George” depicts President Bush in the well-known style of Manet's “Olympia”, as he is presented with his crown by a depiction of Vice President Dick Cheney. (AP/Artomatic, Jim Tretick)
www.canada.com/edmonton/edmontonjournal/news/
story.html?id=04fa0710-e837-4da1-b5f2-d02cdf2d0bef

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Bush Needs Funnels – Any Senior Citizens Will Do :

Bush and his cronies in the drug and insurance industries have a major problem. Although they developed and implemented a brilliant Medicare profiteering scheme by which they could funnel billions of tax dollars to themselves, they cannot get their hands on the money
207.44.245.159/article7040.htm

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Bush Ad Surfaces As News Story on Schools :

The Bush administration has promoted its education law with a video that comes across as a news story but fails to make clear the reporter involved was paid with taxpayer money.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041010/ap_on_el_pr/school_ads

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FBI seizes Indymedia servers:

Independent Media Center, which is better known as Indymedia, was set up in 1999 to provide grassroots coverage of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) protests in Seattle.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/08/1097089554894.html?oneclick=true

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