Information Clearing House  Digest October 23-31 2004
Date: 31 Oct 2004

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The Power of Nightmares Part I

This is a must watch BBC documentary

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares. The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares.

Watch It Now!
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The Power of Nightmares: Part II – The Phantom Victory

This is a must watch BBC documentary

The Power of Nightmares continues its assessment of whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. Part two, the Phantom Victory looks at how two groups, radical Islamists and neo-conservatives with seemingly opposing ideologies came together to defeat a common enemy.

Watch It Now!
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At the Crossroads of America:

Manuel Valenzuelas

Fortune has chosen our generation, tens of millions of voting Americans, as the torchbearers guiding the entire human race through the black abyss of the last four years, into introspections of alternate universes and parallel worlds, of dreaded pasts and more frightful futures, placing within us the great burden of deciding the next step in human history, of a return to past dark ages or a forward march towards renaissance and rebirth.

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Fahrenheit 9/11the Movie

Watch It Online
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Revealed: War has cost 100,000 Iraqi lives:

More than half of those who died were women and children killed in U.S. air strikes
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By Our Hand And In Your Name: 100,000 Dead Iraqi's:

As a citizen in a democratic country we must take some responsibility for the actions of our elected governments.
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Pentagon suppresses details of civilian casualties, says expert:

The Pentagon is collecting figures on local casualties in Iraq, contrary to its public claims, but the results are classified, according to one of the authors of an independent study which reported last week that the war has killed at least 100,000 Iraqis.
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Pentagon granted authority to pay, equip foreign forces:

The Pentagon has secured new authority that allows U.S. special operations forces to dole out millions of dollars in cash, equipment and weapons to international warlords and foreign fighters.
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US tried to stop Al-Jazeera broadcast:

“They seem to have aired only excerpts,” said the official, a fluent Arabic speaker who watched the complete broadcast on Al-Jazeera.
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Part of 9/11 Report Remains Unreleased; An Inquiry Is Begun:

One last chapter of the investigation by the Sept. 11 commission, a supplement completed more than two months ago, has not yet been made public by the Justice Department, and officials say it is unlikely to be released before the presidential election
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/30/politics/30panel.html?ex=
1256875200&en=0e28c6c45fc47dea&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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War makes democracy a dirty word:

As thousands of Iraqis flee to neighbouring countries, as Al-Jazeera television and the internet bring images of the killing, looting and social dislocation into homes around the Middle East, the mood against America and what it stands for is hardening.
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Eight Iraqis killed, at least 13 people wounded as clashes erupt in Ramadi
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/114551/1/.html

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Major assault heralded as US artillery pounds Falluja :

Fierce fighting killed eight American soldiers and wounded at least seven more yesterday as reports indicated that the long-awaited US assault on the insurgent-held city of Falluja had begun.
observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1340271,00.html

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Two Iraqi Servicemen Killed Near Baghdad:

Two servicemen from the Iraqi National Guards were shot near Baghdad after an attack on their car from unknown source
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=50879&ch=0&datte=2004-10-31

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US forces take major losses across Iraq
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E4D5B5A1-3461-445C-8DFA-C3E0E1235CC2.htm

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Letter from Iraq: A matter of survival:

We appreciate your support, but we can't see those yellow ribbons from here.
www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041028/
REPOSITORY/410280355&SearchID=73188412774667

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In Iraq, U.S. Officials Cite Obstacles to Victory:

Senior American military commanders and civilian officials in Iraq are speaking more candidly about the hurdles that could jeopardize their plans to defeat an adaptive and tenacious insurgency and hold elections in January.
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/international/middleeast/31command.html?ex=
1256875200&en=d0a6c4fcc2ce7311&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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Japan Confirms Japanese Hostage in Iraq Beheaded
www.voanews.com/english/2004-10-31-voa5.cfm

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…but the world backs Kerry:

Many governments have abandoned diplomatic caution and shown their desire for a Kerry presidency. Venezuela‚s President Chávez said that he deems relations with the Bush Administration to be impossible. Mexico has proclaimed its preference for a Democrat next door.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1336584,00.html

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The $ costs of war :

Bill to taxpayers will soon exceed $260 billion
www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Opinion/Editorials/03OpOPN55102804.htm

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G.O.P. to the Poor: Don't Vote:

With little notice or discussion, Senator Christopher Bond of Missouri allowed a provision into a Senate appropriations bill that could ban even nonpartisan voter registration efforts in public housing developments all over the country.
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/30/opinion/30sat3.html?ex=
1256875200&en=c915e34f60977315&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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Helen Thomas: Bush Win Would Mean Dark Times:

World Would Perceive Support For Preemptive War
www.thebostonchannel.com/helenthomas/3874392/detail.html

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How a Vote for Bush Will Support the Re-Arming of Japan :

We have a choice regarding annihilation.
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Cherie Blair lambasts Bush over human rights :

She attacked the manner in which the White House has dealt with the human rights of UK citizens detained at the US-run Camp X-Ray prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=1259162004

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Abu Ghraib torture implicates officers :

Staff Sgt. Ivan Frederick — now Pvt. Frederick — is going to prison for eight years for his role in torturing Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison
kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/view/columns/1103623.shtml

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Video shows UN hostages in Afghanistan :

A video apparently showing the three foreign UN election employees kidnapped in Afghanistan was broadcasted by the Arab television channel Al Jazeera on Sunday.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5448

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Unseating the tickle feather dictator:

As pawns in global game of power, money and terror, we jump when the panic button is pressed and wave our flags when the bad guy's name is read. We are the comic book masses who are fed fairy tale lines of good and evil.
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Revealed: Blair's secret mission to woo Kerry:

Mr Blair is concerned that he will appear isolated if George Bush loses in Tuesday's poll, because of his support for the Iraq war.
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Holy Zarqawi: Why Bush Let Iraq's Top Terrorist Walk
slate.msn.com/id/2108880/

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Reporter saw insurgents loot Qaqaa arms depot :

A French journalist who visited the Qaqaa munitions depot south of Baghdad in November last year said she witnessed Islamic insurgents looting vast supplies of explosives more than six months after the demise of Saddam Hussein's regime.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/10/29/news/explode.html

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Group Says It Warned U.S. on Iraq Arms :

Human Rights Watch said Saturday it alerted the U.S. military to a cache of hundreds of warheads containing high explosives in Iraq in May 2003, but that officials seemed uninterested and still hadn't secured the site 10 days later.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=1&u=/ap/20041031/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_weapons

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IDF kills 12-year-old boy in Jenin :

The troops opened fire killing Ibrahim Mohammed Ikmeil, 12, medics at a hospital in Jenin said.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/495184.html

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I killed thirty children:

True, some people tell me that I am making a mistake in making this confession.
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Palestinian children in Israeli crosshairs:

The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of making the killing of Palestinian school children by the occupation army a daily occurrence while calling on the world to put an end to the practice.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4F5ED1ED-C44D-454C-A51D-07A66AD124F4.htm

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The second battle of Algiers :

Fifty years on, Israelis and Palestinians must learn from the Algerian war
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1339763,00.html

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Halliburton Contract Faced Objections :

The Army extended a Halliburton Co. troop support contract over the objections of a top contracting officer, even contending – and then withdrawing – a claim that U.S. forces faced an emergency if the company didn't get the extra work.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4585598,00.html

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Pre-election Pork for Merchants of Death:

The following defense contracts were announced Friday.
finance.myway.com/jsp/nw/nwdt_rt.jsp?section=news&feed=
dji&src=704&news_id=dji-00112720041029&date=20041029

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Poll Worker Shortage May Hamper Voting :

A shortage of at least 500,000 poll workers nationwide means many voters could face long lines, cranky volunteers, polling places that don't open or close on schedule and the chance that results won't be known until long after the polls are closed.

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4587009,00.html

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One Nation Under Bush: At a campaign rally, Republicans recite the “Bush Pledge.”:

“I want you to stand, raise your right hands,” and recite “the Bush Pledge,” said Florida state Sen. Ken Pruitt.
slate.msn.com/id/2108852/

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Vote early, Vote often:

Double Voting Possible in Ohio, Florida :

Thousands of people who are registered voters in Ohio and Florida possibly could vote twice in the presidential election through use of absentee ballots, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4586334,00.html

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News for 10/30/04:

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Iraqi forces fire on civilians, leaving dozens killed or injured:

Witnesses said Saturday that Iraqi forces opened fire on six vehicles, including three minibuses, after a U.S. convoy came under attack in a central Iraqi town south of Baghdad, killing or injuring more than a dozen people.
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8 U.S. marines killed in Iraq:

Eight U.S. marines have been killed west of Baghdad in a region that has become a flashpoint of anger over the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/10/30/iraq041030.html

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Car Bomb Kills 7, Injures 19 in Baghdad:

A car bomb exploded outside the offices of the Al-Arabiya television station in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 19, police said.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/state/10056602.htm

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Bin Ladin muscles into US election race:

Bin Ladin, taunting the man who has vowed to take him “dead or alive” for the past three years, said Bush had failed Americans with his Middle East policies, deceiving the nation and provoking Muslim groups like al-Qaida to strike again.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/973F1229-454F-4384-BF08-1D86A911DDF7.htm

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Bin Laden: U.S. Can Avoid Another Attack :

Osama bin Laden, publicly injecting himself into the campaign four days ahead of presidential elections, said in a videotape aired Friday that the United States can avoid another Sept. 11 attack if it stops threatening the security of Muslims.
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Transcript of bin Ladin's speech:

Following is the English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape aired by Aljazeera on Friday 29 October.
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In case you missed it:

Full text: bin Laden's 'letter to America' : Sunday November 24, 2002
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6537.htm

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Bin Laden tape could help Bush:

I don't think the American people will take kindly to Osama bin Laden stepping into our election,” said St. Louis University political scientist Joel Goldstein.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041029/325/f5m2w.html

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In case you missed it:

Bush 'Told' Of Planned Strike Before 9/11
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Impeach George Bush:

Of course, I realize there's no chance Congress would impeach the president at this point or under almost any circumstance. It somehow reserves its outrage for lying about sex under oath and not, as now seems clear, the making of war under false pretenses.
www.thedailycamera.com/bdc/opinion_columnists/article/0,1713,BDC_2490_3288668,00.html

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For Shame, America:

Revelations contained in last months final report on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction should make every American shudder in shame.
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Army extends Iraq tours for thousands of soldiers :

The Pentagon's public affairs office has posted an article on its Web site that says about 6,500 soldiers will remain in Iraq at least two months longer than planned.
www.wmtw.com/Global/story.asp?S=2501179

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The looting of Iraq's arsenal:

The same month Al Qaqaa was being stripped of high explosives, I warned my military intelligence unit of another weapons facility that was being cleaned out. But nothing was done.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/salon41.htm

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Expanding Halliburton probe confirms Bush administration is most corrupt in US history
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/oct2004/hall-o30.shtml

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Exxon's profit up 56 percent:

Record prices for crude oil and natural gas lifted third-quarter profit 56 percent at Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company.
www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/business/10042432.htm

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Date: 28 Oct 2004

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Study: 100,000 Civilian Iraqi Deaths Since War:

The rise in the death rate was mainly due to violence and much of it was caused by U.S. air strikes on towns and cities.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&u=/nm/20041028/ts_nm/iraq_deaths_dc&printer=1

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Iraqi Civilian Deaths Increase Dramatically After Invasion

The researchers found that the majority of deaths were attributed to violence, which were primarily the result of military actions by Coalition forces. Most of those killed by Coalition forces were women and children.
www.jhsph.edu/Press_Room/Press_Releases/PR_2004/Burnham_Iraq.html

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Will there be a war against the world after November 2?

By John Pilger

The American people are almost totally unaware that the marines were driven out of Fallujah by heroic street fighting. Americans remain unaware, too, of the piracy that comes with their government's murderous adventure. Who in public life asks the whereabouts of the $18.46 bn dollars which the US Congress approved for reconstruction and humanitarian aid in Iraq?
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Ailing Arafat to Head for Paris:

The 75-year-old Arafat will be taken Friday morning to Amman, Jordan, where he will be flown by plane to Paris
www.11alive.com/news/usnews_article.aspx?storyid=53960

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Israeli troops kill eight-year-old girl :

Israeli troops shot and killed an eight-year-old Palestinian girl who was on her way to school in a Gaza Strip refugee camp today, witnesses said.
www.breakingnews.ie/2004/10/28/story173293.html

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In case you missed it:

Uri Avnery: The prisoner of Ramallah:

A Profile Of Yasser Arafat: He is one of the most maligned statesmen in the world, perhaps the very most.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4327.htm

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US bombing kills 3 Fallujans:

Hospital spokesman Dr Ahmad Khalil said all three were civilians.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F9E1D3D3-9EC7-45B5-92AE-77E4E1B8BF06.htm

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq :

A car bomb earlier killed an American soldier on patrol and at least one Iraqi civilian in southern Baghdad.
wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=942396&tw=wn_wire_story

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Gunmen kill Iraqi opposition politician :

Mohammad al-Ayash, was the Iraqi National Congress party's chief for Sunni western Iraq
www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3604860&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

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Iraqi TV newsreader shot dead in Baghdad:

Gunmen have killed an Iraqi newsreader on her way home from work just two months after her husband was murdered.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/10/28/uiraq.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/10/28/ixportaltop.html

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Group Claims to Have Killed 11 Kidnapped Iraq Troops:

An Iraqi militant group said on its Web site Thursday that it had killed 11 Iraqi troops taken hostage south of Baghdad and posted video of the bound men being shot or beheaded.
www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/world/10037319.htm

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Iraqi police placed in the firing line without weapons:

The five policemen standing on the roof of the Albiya station had one pistol between them. They have not been issued with rifles or body armour.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=576794

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Armed Iraqi group claims to have obtained explosives:

An armed group claimed in a video Thursday to have obtained a large amount of explosives missing from a munitions depot facility in Iraq and threatened to use them against foreign troops.
www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=2491708

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Iraq denies explosives disappeared before war:

“It is impossible that these materials could have been taken from this site before the regime's fall,” Mohammed al-Sharaa, who heads the Science Ministry's site monitoring department, said.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1229343.htm

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Timeline on Missing Explosives in Iraq:

AP's timeline on the explosives shows that an inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Commission visited Iraq in mid-March, 2003 just before the war, and found the seals they had placed on the explosives containers in January untouched.
www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-iraq-weapons-timeline,0,2481644.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

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Russia tied to Iraq's missing arms:

John A. Shaw, the deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said in an interview that he believes the Russian troops, working with Iraqi intelligence, “almost certainly” removed the high-explosive material that went missing from the Al-Qaqaa facility
www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20041028-122637-6257r

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Russia Denies Involvement in Iraq Weapons :

Defense Ministry spokesman Vyacheslav Sedov dismissed the allegations as “absurd” and “ridiculous.”
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=518&u=/ap/20041028/ap_on_re_eu/russia_iraq_weapons&printer=1

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EXCLUSIVE: Video may be linked to missing explosives in Iraq :

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew in Iraq shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein was in the area where tons of explosives disappeared, and may have videotaped some of those weapons
www.kstptv5.com/article/stories/S3723.html?cat=64

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Provincial Capital Near Falluja Is Rapidly Slipping Into Chaos:

The American military and the interim Iraqi government are quickly losing control of this provincial capital, which is larger and strategically more important than its sister city of Falluja, say local officials, clerics, tribal sheiks and officers with the United States Marines.
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Why the U.S. must withdraw from Iraq:

Vietnam proved that offensive occupations are doomed. In his arrogance, Bush is repeating the same blunder.
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Maureen Dowd: White House of Horrors:

It was scary enough when we thought the vice president had created his own reality for spin purposes. But if he actually believes that Iraq is “a remarkable success story,'' it's downright spooky.
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Three kidnapped in Afghanistan :

An official at the joint UN-Afghan electoral body, which is overseeing the conclusion of the October 9 presidential election, said the victims were all women and were believed to include one Irish citizen and one Croatian.
www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,1284,1338142,00.html?gusrc=ticker-103704

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Florida computers snatch thousands of votes from Kerry:

Congratulations, Mr. President!: Florida's computers have already counted thousands of votes for George W. Bush
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Video: President Bush's One Fingered Victory Salute:

QuickTime video
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Non-Americans dread Bush:

WHAT DO a Pathan tribesman in Pakistan, a factory hand in Shanghai, a grape picker in Chile, and a Canadian autoworker have in common? Their lives are all shaped by decisions made by the White House, the closest thing we have today to world government.
www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2004/10/24/682899.html

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US Presidential Elections: A View from the Left:

If we accept the problematic assumption that the US is a democracy, and that the candidates explicitly and openly defend colonial wars, then we must admit that all the citizens and especially the progressive intellectual who vote for the war candidate bear a deep personal responsibility for the carnage and pillage which takes place in Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and elsewhere.
207.44.245.159/article7165.htm

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Haitian police executed at least 10 people, human rights lawyer says
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20041027-1938-haiti.html

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Bush has fallen victim to his own hubris :

After September 11, as his poll numbers soared, Bush wrapped his radical agenda in the cloak of commander-in-chief. Now he would attempt to implement Karl Rove's ambition of a one-party state and the neo-conservatives' plan for an American imperium.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1337742,00.html

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Israeli Occupation Forces invade Palestinian Refugee Camp In West Bank :

40 Israeli tanks and armored vehicles have rolled into a West Bank refugee camp — exchanging fire with Palestinian resistance fighters.
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One Hundred Forty Funerals, and the Rest is History:

A 17-day Israeli onslaught in northern Gaza left in its wake nearly 140 dead, one-third of them children.
www.ramallahonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2013

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Israeli strategy leaves Palestinians in a fix :

“We should look on it as rearranging the occupation in a way that is more comfortable to the occupier,” said one Palestinian cabinet minister, Ghassan Khatib. “It's clear that Sharon is linking the withdrawal from Gaza to consolidation of occupation in the West Bank.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1337407,00.html

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Iraqi diplomat assassinated:

A SENIOR Iraqi diplomat was shot dead today while walking home from Iraq's foreign ministry by unknown attackers who at first tried to kidnap him, a ministry source said.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11210927%255E1702,00.html

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Terrorism and international law: why conventions matter:

If the “war on terrorism” truly is a “war,” then the laws of armed conflict apply, both to the states combating terror and to the terrorists themselves. These laws, commonly known as the Geneva Conventions and their Protocols, prohibit acts of terror.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=9647

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Why, Despite Everything, John Kerry Must Win :

Even though Kerry was briefed in 2002 by Scott Ritter, the former head weapons inspector for UNSCOM, that Iraq had already been disarmed, he stood up on the Senate floor and claimed that Iraq‚s chemical and biological weapons arsenal was more dangerous than in 1991.
www.commondreams.org/views04/1027-35.htm

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Teachers' T-shirts bring Bush speech ouster :

President Bush taught three Oregon schoolteachers a new lesson in irony ˆ or tragedy ˆ Thursday night when his campaign removed them from a Bush speech and threatened them with arrest simply for wearing t-shirts that said “Protect Our Civil Liberties,‰
www.bend.com/news/ar_view^3Far_id^3D18712.htm

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Date: 27 Oct 2004

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New Florida vote scandal revealed

By Greg Palast, Reporting for BBC's Newsnight

This is a must watch documentary

A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan – possibly in violation of US law – to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals. Continued
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Iran: A Bridge too Far?

Mark Gaffney

The weapon that could defeat the US in the Gulf. Continued
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Falluja's April Civilian Toll is 600:

Today the Iraq Body Count (IBC) website has published its analysis of the civilian dealth toll in the April 2004 siege of Falluja. This analysis leads to the conclusion that betweeen 572 and 616 of the approximately 800 reported deaths were of civilians, with over 300 of these being women and children.
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Military Assault in Falluja Is Likely, U.S. Officers Say:

A military offensive by American and Iraqi forces to reclaim rebel-held Falluja is probably inevitable and would be the largest and potentially the riskiest since the end of major combat in May 2003, senior American officers say.
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/27/international/middleeast/27marines.html?oref=login

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Falluja emptied of women and children:

If U.S.-led forces carry out a threatened full-scale assault on the Iraqi city of Falluja, they will find the rebel stonghold virtually deserted. Thousands of women and children have long since fled almost daily bombardment of the city by U.S. warplanes.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041027/325/f5dgp.html

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US's Iraq POW scandal :

The scandal of Iraqi “ghost detainees”, prisoners not officially recorded by the United States, has links to top levels at the White House.
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One US soldier killed in suspected Iraq motorcycle bombing :

A US soldier was killed and another wounded in a suspected motorcycle bombing against their convoy in eastern Iraq, the military said.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/113808/1/.html

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Amnesty condemns US 'torture tactics':

Amnesty International has accused the United States of being more concerned with getting around international laws which prohibit torture than with safeguarding human rights as it wages its “war on terror”.
207.44.245.159/article7157.htm

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Iraq transfers war crimes :

An international law expert from Harvard Law School says the U.S. government is guilty of war crimes for moving prisoners from Iraq to other countries.
207.44.245.159/article7159.htm

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Study: Terror Warnings Up Approval Ratings :

When the government issues a terror warning, the president's approval rating increases an average of nearly three points, a Cornell University sociologist says.
207.44.245.159/article7152.htm

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How Bush blew it in Tora Bora:

This is not a “wild claim”, as Bush puts it: it's a serious charge that debunks the whole myth of Bush as a strong and resolute commander-in-chief of the “war on terror”.
207.44.245.159/article7156.htm

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Karl Rove: America's Mullah:

This election is about Rovism, and the outcome threatens to transform the U.S. into an ironfisted theocracy.
207.44.245.159/article7154.htm

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US gave date of war to Britain in advance, court papers reveal:

Secret plans for the war in Iraq were passed to British Army chiefs by US defence planners five months before the invasion was launched, a court martial heard yesterday.
207.44.245.159/article7155.htm

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Rumsfeld: Pentagon had no plans for Iraqi insurgency:

US Defense Secretary implicitly admits lack of planning for handling insurgency in Iraq after invading it.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11695

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Bush‚s Iraq War: An Offer You Would Have Refused :

Would you have bought into the Iraq War if George W. Bush had made you an honest offer? This question is a revealing variant of one that people often ask and answer: “Is the war worth its price?‰
www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1407

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Psych – Wars :

It should come as no surprise that the US would be up to its neck in such operations as kidnappings and executions, all purportedly orchestrated by one man, Abu Masaab al-Zarqawi who prior to Colin Powell's UN address in February 2003 was virtually unknown.
www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0279.html

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Oil Wars And US Imperialism:

Sooner or later, the rest of the world may very well unite against us, and use economic pressure, rather than military force, to end American imperialism.
207.44.245.159/article7158.htm

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Ray McGovern: Moral cowardice at the CIA :

Author asserts U.S. policies are recruiting terrorists
ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004d/102904/102904t.htm

snipurl.com/a3ox

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The Terrorism of War and Occupation:

The aim of the US is to create a colonial dictatorship in Iraq. The US is interested in securing military bases and skimming the nation‚s wealth to benefit US corporations against the wishes of the Iraqi people and world peace.
207.44.245.159/article7160.htm

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Civil claims provide glimpse into war's impact on Iraqi citizens:

Tahsin Ali Hussein al-Ruba'i knew that danger waited in the darkened streets, where American soldiers suspicious of every approaching vehicle lurked near poorly marked checkpoints.
207.44.245.159/article7162.htm

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Collaboration won't buy Iraq's freedom :

The British labour movement should avoid taking advice from Iraqis who work hand in glove with their occupiers
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1336687,00.html

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Daily Independent Radio News Report From FlashPoints:

Greg Palast catches the Florida Republicans red-handed trying to disenfranchise the African-American community in the upcoming vote; plus, Israeli occupying forces swarm into the Gaza strip, killing Palestinians with new Hellfire missiles, we'll have an eyewitness account from on the ground in Rafah; also, an analysis of Sharon's decision on the Gaza so-called disengagement plan;
207.44.245.159/article7163.htm

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Torture, the British way

Torture doesn't quit – it just moves. Nazis torture the French resisters; the French adapt Nazi techniques in Algeria and Indochina; the Americans adapt French and CIA techniques in Vietnam; coalition forces adapt CIA techniques in Iraq and on and on we go. Having fun.

www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1336759,00.html

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US downplays Allawi charge after massacre of recruits in Iraq :

The United States downplayed Wednesday interim Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi's charge of “negligence” by members of the multinational force in Iraq after 49 recruits for Iraq's new army were massacred.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=32031

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Assuage that conscience and medicate your soul:

The Band-Aid crowd is going to remake a sappy rendition of Œwe are the world or you say this is Christmas or aren‚t we special and pampered and this is how we sooth our souls.‚ Just in time for the holiday sales season. Pardon my possibly slight cynicism.
207.44.245.159/article7161.htm

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Iran prefers Bush over Kerry:

United States President George W Bush got an Iranian endorsement on Tuesday over Democrat John Kerry.
www.news24.com/News24/World/US_Elections/0,,2-10-1665_1607809,00.html

snipurl.com/a3p0

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Another endorsement for Bush:

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants George W. Bush to be re-elected, Osama bin Laden undoubtedly wants him to be re-elected and the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council has just endorsed him for re-election
www.baltictimes.com/art.php?art_id=11219

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Anti-Sharon forces swell within his own Likud party
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/493863.html

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Out but not over : Ariel Sharon is no dove.

On the ornithological scale that measures readiness for compromise on the enduring issues of peace and territory in the Arab-Israeli dispute, he has always been a hawk – and one with a dangerously sharp beak.
www.guardian.co.uk/leaders/story/0,3604,1336533,00.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/26/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/a3p4

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Seventy-eight Muslims suffocate in military lorries after riot in Thailand:

At least 78 Muslims have died in military custody after being arrested at a riot in southern Thailand. Police had shot dead six demonstrators during the trouble in the small town of Takbai.
news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=576394

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No Check of Bunker, Unit Commander Says:

The unit's commander said in an interview yesterday that his troops had not searched the site and had merely stopped there overnight.
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/27/politics/27bomb.html?ex=
1256616000&en=42a425bbd8ef6b43&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

snipurl.com/a3p6

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Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and Iraq:

A report for Parliament on the British Government's response to the US supply of biological materials to Iraq.
www.edm300.co.uk/

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U.S. considers ways to increase troops in Iraq:

Concerned that they won't get enough new troops from allies to help provide security for Iraqi elections in January, Pentagon officials are considering increasing the current U.S. force by delaying the departures of some U.S. troops now in Iraq and accelerating the deployment of others scheduled to go there next year.
snipurl.com/a3p7

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Sen. Tom Harkin: “Bush has no choice but to reinstate draft”

Indeed, President Bush has already imposed Stage 1 of a new draft. Many soldiers whose enlistment period is up are not being allowed to leave the service, and those who left the service years ago are being forced to put on the uniform again against their will. It is clear that we already have a backdoor draft.
207.44.245.159/article7150.htm

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A Soldier Speaks:

One bad day in Iraq and a 19-year-old boy faces a lifetime without his right hand. This veteran speaks about his hopes and fears ˆ and the long, hard road ahead.
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/20293/

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Setting a New and Dangerous Precedent in Iraq and Afghanistan :

There is no way to assess the amount or time when there will be a major response from the Muslim world to these atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan. But, knowing history, that time will come
207.44.245.159/article7151.htm

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Scientists warn of 'ethnic weapons':

BIOLOGICAL weapons that target selected ethnic groups could become part of the terrorists' arsenal unless governments and scientists act now, the British Medical Association warns.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11197760%255E401,00.html

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Nine killed as rocket hits tribal council in Waziristan
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/27/content_2142589.htm

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BBC news boss slams US media bias:

The head of the BBC's news operations has accused United States media organisations of being overly patriotic in their coverage of the lead-up to the Iraq war.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1229029.htm

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Video: Japanese Hostage Pleads With Prime Minister: `

`Mr. Koizumi. They seek the withdrawal of Japanese Self-Defense Forces… (and say they) will take my head off,'' the captive said. ``I'm sorry. I want to return to Japan again.''
207.44.245.159/video1031.htm

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Video: 11 Iraqi national guards kidnapped
207.44.245.159/video1032.htm

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Chile Group Plans Bush Welcome with War Crime Suit:

Chileans opposed to the Iraq war have accused President Bush of war crimes in a criminal complaint lodged on Tuesday, less than a month before he is scheduled to visit the country.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=574&u=/nm/20041026/wl_nm/chile_bush_dc&printer=1

snipurl.com/a3pe

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The Soldiers Who Said No:

A pair of Mississippi women challenge the army brass on behalf of their soldier-husbands in Iraq
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0443/robbins.php

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Bush website blocked outside US:

Surfers outside the US have been unable to visit the official re-election site of President George W Bush. The blocking of browsers sited outside the US began in the early hours of Monday morning
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3958665.stm

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Dirty Tricks Watch: Broward County:

A Miami-area television station reports that 58,000 absentee ballots that were supposed to be mailed out on October 7 and 8 have not yet arrived and could be missing. The details:
www.prospect.org/weblog/archives/2004/10/index.html#004563

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Nov. 2 Is V-Day for Blacks in Florida:

Bitter memories of 2000 drive electoral activism in a county that is 60% African American.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/miami/la-na-
blackvoters11oct11,0,7218535.story?coll=sfla-news-miami

snipurl.com/a3pg

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Thousands of lawyers massing for Election Day battle:

Lawyers on both sides of the political divide are armed for legal battle leading up to Election Day and thereafter in a state where the lawsuits have already piled up.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-
1026lawyervote,0,5312294.story?coll=sfla-news-sfla

snipurl.com/a3pi

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Castro bans US dollar, asks for Euros :

In a decision aimed to response to George W. Bush”s tighter sanctions, Cuba”s President Fidel Castro announced the end of the circulation of the US dollar within the territory of the Island acting from November 8.
english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/368/14499_Cuba.html

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Eminem's new video 'Mosh' is a scathing indictment of President Bush and the War in Iraq.

It just hit the internet and you can watch it here:

-Warning – Contains some adult language

Real Player,
boss.streamos.com/real/interscope/eminem/encore/video/mosh-rev/00_mosh-rev.ram

Windows Media
boss.streamos.com/wmedia/interscope/eminem/encore/video/mosh-rev/00_mosh-rev.asx

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Date: 26 Oct 2004

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Bush doesn't 'Misspeak.' He lies.

Sheila Samples

“Time's up. Americans are out there dancin' alone on the brink of catastrophe, and nobody's covering their backs. They've been played for fools by the media, betrayed by their political leaders and cuckolded by their religious leaders.
207.44.245.159/article7140.htm

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Allawi blames US 'negligence' for massacre :

Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, said today that “negligence” by US-led forces brought about the massacre of 49 Iraqi soldiers and warned of further “terrorist acts”.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1336407,00.html

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American soldier among 8 killed in Iraq:

Bombings struck four coalition and Iraqi military convoys and a provincial government office Monday, killing at least eight people, including an American soldier and an Estonian trooper in the Baghdad area.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-10/26/content_385859.htm

snipurl.com/a2n6

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Militant group posts pictures of 11 Iraqi National Guardsmen taken hostage :

An Iraqi insurgent group said on its Web site Tuesday it had taken 11 Iraqi National Guard soldiers hostage and showed pictures of them in uniform.
www.boston.com/dailynews/300/world/Militant_group_posts_pictures_:.shtml

snipurl.com/a2n7

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Veterans' Voices Rise in Protest:

With the news that members of a U.S. Army reserve platoon have been arrested in Iraq for refusing a ‰suicide mission,‰ dissent among veterans of the U.S.-led campaign in that country continues to grow.
ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=26008

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Black Watch: The betrayal of a regiment :

THE Black Watch yesterday began the move north towards Baghdad that will take them into one of the most dangerous areas of Iraq, uncertain of whether those who make it home will still have a regiment to call their own.
news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1239542004

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Bush to seek $70 billion for war:

The Bush administration intends to seek about $70 billion in emergency funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan early next year, pushing total war costs close to $225 billion since the invasion of Iraq early last year
www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1240935

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Greg Palast: Adventure Capitalism:

Why were Iraqi elections delayed? Why was Jay Garner fired? Why are our troops still there? Investigative reporter Palast uncovers new documents that answer these questions and more about the Bush administration‚s grand designs on Iraq.
207.44.245.159/article7146.htm

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U.S. Action Bars Right of Some Captured in Iraq:

A new legal opinion by the Bush administration has concluded for the first time that some non-Iraqi prisoners captured by American forces in Iraq are not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Conventions, administration officials said Monday.
www.nytimes.com/2004/10/26/politics/26detain.html?ex=
1256443200&en=33ecd29c9477009e&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

snipurl.com/a2n8

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Iraqi Girl Blog: American Elections 2004…:

Like in that board game Monopoly, you can choose the game pieces- the little shoe, the car, the top hat∑ but you can‚t choose the way the game is played. The faces change but the intentions and the policy remain the same.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_riverbendblog_archive.html#109873398468953838

snipurl.com/a2n9

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Robert Scheer: The Man Behind the Oval Office Curtain:

Can this nation survive four more years of Dick Cheney running the show? Probably, but it is a risk that few thoughtful Americans, conservatives included, should want to take.
207.44.245.159/article7145.htm

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Arthur Schlesinger Jr: The White House Wasn't Always God's House:

The religious right constitutes Bush's political base, and the result is the first faith-based presidency in U.S. history.
207.44.245.159/article7144.htm

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No Longer a Christian :

“ I hear church goers call in to radio programs and explain that it was a mistake not to kill every living thing in Fallujah. They quote chapter and verse from the old testament about smiting the enemies of Israel.”
www.commondreams.org/views04/1025-25.htm

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The Bush Family Tree : Consider Again For The First Time:

We know that the Bush family organizes around: money, power, loyalty, politics, business, secretiveness, family name repetition, religiosity, and so on. The following may appear surprising, perhaps even dark, both to supporters and dissenters.
207.44.245.159/article7143.htm

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Bush isn't the only one in a bubble:

An astounding 75 percent of Bush supporters still believe that Iraq was providing support to al-Qaida, according to a poll this month by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland.
207.44.245.159/article7138.htm

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Freedom & Democracy: Illusion by Stealth :

If our Founding Fathers suddenly arose from their graves and surveyed our present situation, to a man, they would hold that not only are we not free and not a democracy, but instead a subjugated and down trodden people.
207.44.245.159/article7141.htm

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Was 9/11 Allowed to Happen?:

America‚s top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in US cities to trick the public into supporting a war against Cuba in the early 1960s. Approved in writing by the Pentagon Joint Chiefs, Operation Northwoods even proposed blowing up a US ship and hijacking planes as a false pretext for war.
www.wanttoknow.info/9-11cover-up?ich

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Zbigniew Brezezinski: How to Make New Enemies:

The notion of a new Holy Alliance is already being promoted by those with a special interest in entangling the United States in a prolonged conflict with Islam.
207.44.245.159/article7139.htm

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In case you missed it: September 4, 2001:

Wanted: Enemy to Justify $344 Billion War Budget::

Here's the deal: We know our politicians have their work cut out for them. They need to find an enemy to justify maintaining the Pentagon budget as if the Cold War never ended.
www.alternet.org/story/11427

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Bombings Across Iraq Kill at Least Eight :

Bombings struck four coalition and Iraqi military convoys and a provincial government office Monday, killing at least eight people, including an American soldier and an Estonian trooper in the Baghdad area.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4575035,00.html

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Letter from the people in Fallujah to Kofi Annan :

Calling for help to end the bombardment and prevent the threatened assault
www.iacenter.org/fallujah.htm

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The colonial precedent :

The growing brutality and deception of the Iraq war mirrors Britain's recent imperial history
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1335961,00.html

snipurl.com/a2ni

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Paper Apologizes for Assassination Remark :

A British newspaper apologized Monday for a weekend article in which a writer appeared to call for the assassination of President Bush.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4574470,00.html

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While US GI's get shot, corporations and mercenaries make $1000's per day :

Jerry Zovko's contract with Blackwater USA looked straightforward: He would earn $600 a day guarding convoys that carried food for U.S. troops in Iraq. But that cost — $180,000 a year — was just the first installment of what taxpayers were asked to pay for Zovko's work.
207.44.245.159/article7142.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 10/25/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/a2nj

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The Killing of Iman al-Hams:

Executing Another Child in Rafah: Iman al-Hams was a 13-year old refugee schoolgirl who was executed — after being wounded — by an Israeli platoon commander on the sad sands of Rafah.
www.counterpunch.com/barghouti10252004.html

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Israel demands UN sack food expert:

Israel has told the UN to sack its expert on starvation after a report found that 22% of Palestinian children in the occupied territories are malnourished.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8BBAC05A-159A-485B-8ECB-331B709C2835.htm

snipurl.com/a2nk

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Israel is waiting for a Lincoln :

The opposition that Sharon's proposal has stirred up is threatening Israel with a civil war. This too is just a prelude to the inevitable: In the Middle East, both among the Israelis and among the Palestinians, anyone who wants peace must prepare for a civil war.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/492908.html

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Germany and Israel restart talks on sale of submarines :

Israel will buy German submarines & Germany will ignore dead Palestinians
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/492076.html

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New documentary indicts US as co-defendant with Saddam :

What if Saddam Hussein were to have a genuinely fair trial? That is the central question of a hard-hitting documentary to be aired on French television Tuesday.
www.jordantimes.com/tue/news/news4.htm

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John W. Dean: The Coming Post-Election Chaos:

This next presidential election, on November 2, may be followed by post-election chaos unlike any we've ever known
207.44.245.159/article7153.htm

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Suppressing the overseas vote :

Record numbers of Americans abroad have registered, but bureaucratic snafus may prevent many from actually voting, writes Alix Christie
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/salon/0,,1335573,00.html

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Date: 25 Oct 2004

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In Case You Missed it?

Dom Stasi : Uncurious George

Despite what is unfolding before us, the majority of this country's honest, freedom-loving people seem ever less interested in knowing, and ever more inclined toward believing that what we're being shown and what we're being told and what is being carried out in our name, is truth.
207.44.245.159/article4454.htm

Bush exploits suffering of 9/11, says Carter :

George Bush has exploited the suffering of September 11 and turned back decades of efforts to make the world a safer place, the former president Jimmy Carter says
207.44.245.159/article7134.htm

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The Bush Cult:

Now we know, from their own words, that the Bush Regime is a cult — a cult whose god is Power, whose adherents believe that they alone control reality, that indeed they create the world anew with each act of their iron will. And the goal of this will — undergirded by the cult's supreme virtues of war, fury and blind faith — is likewise openly declared: “Empire.”
207.44.245.159/article7137.htm

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Dozens of Iraqi soldiers found executed :

The corpses of 50 soldiers of Iraq's new army have been discovered northeast of the capital Baghdad.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/05F121E5-0EBD-4B71-931A-A0AC04F681EA.htm

snipurl.com/a1tr

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Massacre at Baquba:

49 Iraqi soldiers executed in attack designed to send message to US:

To the insurgents, they were seen as traitors working hand-in-hand with the hated powers of occupation. And so, they were massacred, 49 of them, in one of the most brutal acts of violence in the current rebellion.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=575638

snipurl.com/a1ts

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Israel's kills 14 Palestinians in Gaza :

Including a boy of 11 and two young men in a stone-throwing crowd. Three of the Palestinians killed by missiles launched from unmanned drone aircraft were policemen.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041025/325/f58sm.html

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Bomb Blasts in Baghdad, Mosul Kill 6 Iraqis, 1 US Soldier
www.bakutoday.net/view.php?d=10866

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Three killed, Eight Wounded By Car Bomb in Baghdad
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/October%202004/041025c.htm

snipurl.com/a1tt

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Iraq purging tens of thousands of police officers for corruption, dereliction of duty or loyalty to insurgents
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/9990009.htm

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Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq:

The Iraqi interim government has warned the United States and international nuclear inspectors that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives – used to demolish buildings, produce missile warheads and detonate nuclear weapons – are missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations.
207.44.245.159/article7133.htm

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Juan Cole: Bush is Making us Safer?:

If Bush cannot even protect our troops from explosives at a sensitive facility in a country he had conquered, how is he going to protect the American public from terrorists who have not even yet been identified?
www.juancole.com/2004_10_01_juancole_archive.html#109868953200404436

snipurl.com/a1tw

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Chaos, murder and mayhem :

Kidnapping and killing is a daily reality in Iraq, but in the west the atrocities go unrecorded and the dead are unnamed
207.44.245.159/article7130.htm

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I dread what is going to happen in Fallujah:

We will kill and maim you and yours until you agree to our domination and say you are ecstatic to be given this 'freedom'
207.44.245.159/article7135.htm

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Prewar intelligence predicted Iraqi insurgency:

The moment when U.S. troops realized they had badly underestimated the resistance they would encounter from Iraqi guerrilla fighters can be pinpointed to the minute.
207.44.245.159/article7132.htm

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“Never again.”: The Creaky Coalition:

Even if John Kerry defeats Bush, any British government will find it difficult, if not impossible, to muster popular support for a future American-led military intervention. A senior British diplomat put it bluntly to NEWSWEEK: “Never again.”
msnbc.msn.com/id/6315335/site/newsweek/

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International Republican Institute Poll: Muqtada as Popular as Allawi:

Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and his arch nemesis radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr are in a virtual tie for second place
www.juancole.com/2004_10_01_juancole_archive.html#109866510670466644

snipurl.com/a1u4

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Army Denies Most Claims From Iraqis:

The Dayton Daily News' analysis of 4,611 civil claims in Iraq – hundreds alleging abuse and misconduct by American military personnel – showed just one in four resulted in some type of payment.
www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/news/nation/10006291.htm

snipurl.com/a1u5

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Those who claim abuse in Iraq advised to file U.S. civil suits:

He crossed the border from Jordan in a Mercedes loaded with $70,000 in cash, he said. He was stopped by Americans who took his car, his cash, and threw him into Abu Ghraib, he said. There he remained for three months, he said, and he never saw his car or his money again.
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=1320943
7&BRD=1817&PAG=461&dept_id=213511&rfi=6

snipurl.com/a1u6

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American Woman Killed in Afghanistan; Karzai wins majority:

An American woman has died after being wounded in a suicide bombing in Kabul, the US military told media Sunday, taking the death toll from the attack on a crowded shopping street popular with foreigners to two.
pakistantimes.net/2004/10/25/top6.htm

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I Didn't Know I Was Unamerican:

Song and Video: Flash presentation
207.44.245.159/article7126.htm

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To Be Silenced, Or Not to Be: That is the Question :

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” —Justice William O.Douglas
207.44.245.159/article7131.htm

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In case you missed it:

Video: Uncovered:

The Whole Truth About The Iraq War
207.44.245.159/article6423.htm

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Iraqi oil money can't cover reconstruction despite U.S. predictions
www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2431964

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Rebel militias deny holding British aid worker Hassan:

Confusion surrounded the fate of the Iraq aid worker Margaret Hassan last night after main rebel groups denied being involved with her kidnap.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=575637

snipurl.com/a1u9

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CIA-Mossad False Flag Terrorists Threaten to Kill Margaret Hassan?:

Either the resistance in Iraq is so stupid they can‚t put their shoes on in the morning without help or the people who kidnapped Hassan work for the CIA and Mossad.
kurtnimmo.com/blog/index.php?p=369

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Portrait of a country on the verge of a nervous breakdown:

Andrew Gumbel reports on the traumatising effects of this bitter campaign and how, as the world's most powerful democracy talks of exporting freedom to Iraq, it is at risk of becoming an object of international ridicule
207.44.245.159/article7127.htm

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US won't ratify Kyoto pact :

“We have no intention of signing or ratifying it. We have not changed our views,” a defiant deputy State Department spokesperson Adam Ereli said after the European Union and environmentalists across the globe hailed Moscow's decision and urged Washington to follow suit.
cooltech.iafrica.com/science/372773.htm

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The George W. Bush Hypnosis File:

Among modern era statesmen, only Adolf Hitler comes close to George W. Bush‚s skill level as operator of the public consciousness.
207.44.245.159/article7128.htm

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Bush courts Jewish votes, sends Rice to address AIPAC :

Seemingly undeterred by a probe into whether the AIPAC lobbying group passed classified information to Israel – an allegation it denies – the White House has given the organization almost unparalleled access to top officials, from Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on down.
www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/492865.html

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Killing for Christ:

The Destructive Power of Faith
207.44.245.159/article7136.htm

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God is Not a Republican. Or a Democrat:

Send a message that the Religious Right does not speak for you. Remind America that Jesus taught us to be peacemakers, advocates for the poor, and defenders of justice.
go.sojo.net/campaign/takebackourfaith

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John Kerry will make his adoring anti-war groupies look like fools:

To support Kerry in the hope that he would make American military policy more doveish is absurd. All the evidence is that he will do the exact opposite.
www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/
10/24/do2402.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/10/24/ixnewstop.html

snipurl.com/a1uf

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Powell declares North Korea a 'terrorist state' :

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, on a mission to restart talks on North Korea's nuclear program, on Sunday branded North Korea a “terrorist state” that shows “no respect whatsoever for human rights.”
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1025powell25.html

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Americans living on borrowed time :

In the first of a three-part series Larry Elliott and David Teather explore the economic recovery that never was
www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1335120,00.html

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Fearful Florida:

Suspicious black voters on guard against repeat of 2000 disenfranchisement Can election be stolen? Troubling allegations fuel America's sense of foreboding
207.44.245.159/article7129.htm

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60 Second Video: So, You Want To Vote For Kerry?:

Welcome to the Florida State Voting System
207.44.245.159/video1029.htm

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Video: There is something about W.
www.somethingaboutw.org/watch/index.html

Date: 24 Oct 2004

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Of the Evil Empire

Manuel Valenzuela

Inside the belly of the beast we sit, basking in extravagance and splendor, complacent in life and circumstance, unwilling to open our eyes and minds to the evils done in our name.
207.44.245.159/article7123.htm

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Rebels 'execute' 49 Iraqi troops :

Rebels killed 49 unarmed army recruits in one of the bloodiest attacks on Iraq's nascent security forces.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=qw1098623521916B262

snipurl.com/a129

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Six killed in US air strike on Fallujah:

Hospital officials and witnesses said the dead were civilians.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1226723.htm

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Moqtada Sadr Ready to Support Mujahideens in Fallujah:

The radical Shiite leader Moqtada Sadr expressed his readiness to support “the Mujahideens in Fallujah‰, the Sunnite stronghold north of Baghdad, which is being under U.S. forces‚ pressure for the last several weeks
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=50377&ch=0&datte=2004-10-24

snipurl.com/a12a

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Who are the terrorists in Falluja:

Relatives of Ateka Abdel Hamid, 24, did not know that this seven-month pregnant woman was a terrorist until the day she died. As the family collected the mutilated bodies of Ateka and her family, a United States spokesman boasted that the “multinational forces” killed a number of terrorists and Al-Zarqawi supporters during an offensive in Falluja. The terrorists, it turned out, were Ateka, her three-year-old son Omar, her husband Tamer and six other members of her family.
207.44.245.159/article7121.htm

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Why Are Some American Christians So Bloodthirsty? :

Understanding Pro-war Christians' Indifference to Civilian Deaths
www.antiwar.com/orig/whitehurst.php?articleid=3842

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U.S. diplomat killed in Baghdad mortar attack:

A State Department security officer was killed Sunday during a mortar or rocket attack at a U.S. base near Baghdad International Airport, the U.S. Embassy announced.
www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=316605

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Bulgarian soldier dies after Iraq car bomb attack:

A Bulgarian solider died of his wounds today after a car bomb exploded near his military convoy in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala, a military source told Reuters.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=21538

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Secret Report: Chaos Inside The Triangle Of Death:

The intelligence challenges the claims of US military commanders, in Iraq and the Pentagon, that clearing up the insurgency “stronghold‰ of Fallujah will improve the prospect of legitimate elections.
www.sundayherald.com/45628

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'Our sons are seen as cannon fodder' :

Lorna Martin meets the families of the Black Watch soldiers incensed by 'betrayal' over Baghdad posting
207.44.245.159/article7125.htm

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CIA transferring Iraqi detainees:

US intelligence officials have transferred detainees out of Iraq for interrogation, a move that experts say violates international law.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/53AE8B3D-0CC2-4F50-B9DB-D2CC6A2B1ED8.htm

snipurl.com/a12b

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Report on CIA Action Concerns Senators :

Sen. John McCain said international law, including the Geneva Conventions, must be followed.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=512&ncid=
1278&e=1&u=/ap/20041024/ap_on_go_co/iraq_detainees

snipurl.com/a12d

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After Terror, a Secret Rewriting of Military Law:

The plan was considered so sensitive that senior White House officials kept its final details hidden from the president's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, and the secretary of state, Colin L. Powell, officials said. It was so urgent, some of those involved said, that they hardly thought of consulting Congress.
207.44.245.159/article7122.htm

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Wife of soldier sentenced in prison torture scandal speaks out:

The wife of an Army reservist sentenced to prison for torturing prisoners in Iraq said she knows her husband was wrong, but she also blames higher-ranking officials who “sit behind the curtains” for the torture.
www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/9990010.htm

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Mother of fallen NYPD Cadet: Does President Bush know the anguish of losing a child?:

Can President Bush bring these courageous men back to life? Does President Bush know the anguish of losing a child? Not to be able to see your dear one whom you raised for twenty three years ever again? Each and every moment of my life I miss my son.
www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_14637.shtml

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An Act of Betrayal: The Rape of 1st LT Jennifer Dyer:

Victimize the victim, that‚s the Army way. And this nation has the audacity to talk about the “rule of law.‰
oldamericancentury.org/jen1.htm

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FBI Probes Leads on Election Terror Plot :

FBI investigators have made new arrests and developed leads that reinforce concerns that terrorists plan to strike around the presidential election, officials said Saturday, even though the CIA has discredited a person who told its agents of such a plot involving al-Qaida.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&e=3&u=/
ap/20041023/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/terror_threat

tinyurl.com/4463y

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207.44.245.159/support.htm

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Russian Central Bank stops supporting dollar:

According to commercial bank dealers, the Central Bank has not supported the dollar despite a large selling of dollars by market participants.
newsfromrussia.com/main/2004/10/22/56751.html

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Loonie vaults over 81 cents to 12-year high on US$ weakness, high oil prices:

The Canadian dollar topped 81 cents US Friday for the first time since the autumn of 1992 as the price of oil hit new records and the American dollar weakened.
www.canada.com/businesscentre/story.html?id=2f455adb-fbd7-4db0-98d0-65111e62867c

tinyurl.com/3kpfj

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U.S. Begins Tighter Flight School Checks ;

The federal government has begun conducting background checks on all foreigners seeking to attend U.S. flight schools, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4569819,00.html

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A must read report :

Inquiry into the Issue of an Iraq-al Qaeda Relationship by Senator Carl Levin:

This report shows that in the case of Iraq‚s relationship with al Qaeda, intelligence was exaggerated to support Administration policy aims primarily by the Feith policy office, which was determined to find a strong connection between Iraq and al Qaeda. pdf format.

A must read
www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/congress/2004_rpt/102104inquiryreport.pdf

tinyurl.com/6gjre

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Rumsfeld Aide Denies Senator's Accusation :

In a letter to Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Douglas Feith laid out in detail his handling of CIA reports on the Iraq-al-Qaida relationship and denied that he ignored corrections requested by the CIA when he gave a summary of the reports to Congress in January 2004.
www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4571552,00.html

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Israel on the road to civil war:

Uri Avnery ponders the possibility of civil war in Israel between the fascist settlers, who are now deeply entrenched within the armed forces, and the government, if the order is given to evacuate settlements from the Gaza Strip
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/uavnery103.htm

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Troops launch legal bombshell:

HUNDREDS of Australian soldiers were used as guinea pigs by the army in tests of an anti-malaria drug which has psychotic side effects while they were serving in East Timor.
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1258&storyid=2137229

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Karl Rove: America's Mullah:

This election is about Rovism, and the outcome threatens to transform the U.S. into an ironfisted theocracy.
207.44.245.159/article7124.htm

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60 Second Video: So, You Want To Vote For Kerry?:

Welcome to the Florida State Voting System
207.44.245.159/video1028.htm

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NEWS FOR 10/23/04 :

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Suicide bombers kill 20 Iraqis:

Suicide bombers have killed 20 members of Iraq's fledgling security forces near a U.S. marine base west of Baghdad and at a checkpoint to the north amid a spate of insurgent attacks across the country.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041023/325/f55eq.html

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Police chief shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan:

The chief of police in the northern city of Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, colonel Taha Ahmad Omar, was shot dead on Saturday as he exited a mosque after dawn prayers, officials said.
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31541

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Falluja hit:

US forces have pounded the Iraqi town of Falluja for yet another day amid raging gun battles elsewhere in the country. Fierce fighting erupted in the town of Buhruz northeast of Baghdad near Baquba after Iraqi fighters attacked a US patrol with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades early on Friday morning.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1DA7E0A0-0FFF-41BD-A3A2-ADF571E24DA7.htm

snipurl.com/a11v

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Iraqi Resistance Bomb Pipelines to Baghdad
news.moneycentral.msn.com/breaking/breakingnewsarticle
.asp?feed=OBR&Date=20041023&ID=4047884

snipurl.com/a11w

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Israel May Have Iran in Its Sights:

Increasingly concerned about Iran's nuclear program, Israel is weighing its options and has not ruled out a military strike to prevent the Islamic Republic from gaining the capability to build atomic weapons, according to policymakers, military officials, analysts and diplomats.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/latimests/20041022/ts
_latimes/israelmayhaveiraninitssights

snipurl.com/a11x

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Call-up for Gaza plan :

The Israeli army reportedly plans to call up 10,000 reservists to help implement a planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
www.jta.org/brknews.asp?id=123509

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UN official reports on 206 Palestinian, 13 Israeli deaths in month of violence:

Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian attacks on Israelis have cost more than 200 lives and created a sense of ``drift and foreboding'' in the Middle East, a senior U.N. official said Friday.
cbsnewyork.com/international/UN-Mideast-ai/resources_news_html

snipurl.com/a11z

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Hamas vows revenge as Israel kills ŒFather of Qassam‚ rocket:

Hamas vowed yesterday to hit back hard for Israel‚s assassination of the “Father of the Qassam‰ rocket, a weapon symbolising Palestinian defiance of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
www.timesofoman.com/newsdetails.asp?newsid=3657

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Jews As Cannon Fodder For Zionists:

Zionism and anti-semitism :

We implore and beseech our Jewish brethren to realize that the Zionists are not the saviors of the Jewish People and guarantors of their safety, but rather the instigators and original cause of Jewish suffering in the Holy Land and worldwide.
www.jewsagainstzionism.com/opposition/cannonfodder.htm

snipurl.com/a121

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Halliburton may keep disputed money :

Army may let company retain billions of dollars from Iraq work, despite auditors' questions.
money.cnn.com/2004/10/22/news/fortune500/halliburton.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

snipurl.com/a122

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Only American Big Business Sees Iraq Campaign As A Success:

Not surprisingly, some of the profits generated by the war in Iraq appear to be making their way into Republican Party coffers.
207.44.245.159/article7120.htm

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More US soldiers charged over Iraq abuse:

A US military court in Baghdad on Friday ordered the soldiers, including an alleged ringleader, to stand trial over the sexual and physical abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/CDD0CC9C-88C3-4342-967C-1681866B9BF0.htm

snipurl.com/a123

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Army captain sues government, saying Iraq assignment came after he had retired:

An Army captain sued the government Friday to block his pending deployment to Iraq, saying he resigned in June after completing eight years in the Army Reserve, including four years of active duty.
cbsnewyork.com/nynews/NY—IraqAssignment-on/resources_news_html

snipurl.com/a124

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Video: Plea from hostage Hassan:

In the video, Mrs Hassan is shown crying and asks for British forces, some of which are replacing American units, not to be sent to Baghdad.
207.44.245.159/video1028.htm

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Heading towards the apocalypse:

It comes as no news that Bush is a fundamentalist Christian, nor that he sees himself and his America as God's agents on earth.
207.44.245.159/article7117.htm

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Ben Franklin Weighs In On George W. Bush :

Americans now face a crucial and perplexing decision in whether or not to send Mr. Bush back to the Whitehouse for another four years. If ever there was a time for careful evaluation, this is it! So, in the tradition of Benjamin Franklin, let‚s do a balance sheet on George W. Bush
207.44.245.159/article7116.htm

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100 Facts and 1 Opinion:

The Non-Arguable Case Against the Bush Administration
www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20041108&s=facts

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We want to see the back of Bush:

The word Œhate‚ should be used cautiously, but most British people seem to hate George W. Bush.
207.44.245.159/article7118.htm

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No shooting please, we're British:

The storm over the movement of Black Watch troops in Iraq suggests the British elite is happy to support a war so long as it doesn't have to fight one.
207.44.245.159/article7119.htm

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Redeployment of our troops may be the final nail in coffin :

Very few governments will allow themselves to become embroiled until the US approach changes. Bush, for all the campaign-trail rhetoric, is desperate to extricate himself from the mess of his own making. So is Blair.
207.44.245.159/article7119.htm

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America, Imagine This! :

On the lofty banner of American hubris, unfurled after the attacks of 9-11, are inscribed in black letters the words, 'The Muslims hate our freedoms.' This is now the accepted, formulaic substitute for all discourse, all questioning and probing into the history of America's relations with the peoples of the Islamicate world over the past 57 years.
electroniciraq.net/news/1677.shtml

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Video: Aid worker pleads for UK Iraq withdrawal:

Hostage Margaret Hassan has made an emotional appeal for British forces to withdraw from Iraq in a video.

Windows Media.
www.politrix.org/foia/zarqawi/marghassan.wmv

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Iraq coalition vanishes from White House website :

The “coalition of the willing‰ in Iraq has vanished ˜ from the White House Internet site, at any rate.
snipurl.com/a128

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U.S.: Soldiers Failed to Report for Duty :

More than 800 former soldiers have failed to comply with Army orders to get back in uniform and report for duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Army said Friday.
www.theday.com/eng/web/news/re_ap.aspx?re=U/US_ARMY_CALL_UP

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