Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of November 2003 – Part 1
Date: 6 Nov 2003 21:52:04 -0000

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Iraq Tried to Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avert War:

Iraqi officials, wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct a search.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5163.htm

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Possible deal aborted? :

A possible negotiated peace deal was laid out in a heavily guarded compound in Baghdad in the days before the war, but a top former Pentagon adviser says he was ordered not to pursue the deal.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5164.htm

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Did The U.S. Want War At Any Cost? :

Saddam Hussein Interview by the CBS just before the war. It is worth watching again.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5167.htm

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Clark: Iraq war used to settle score :

The attack against Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism, but was the work of military leaders in the Bush administration with a long score to settle, retired Gen. Wesley Clark charged Wednesday.

http://nashuatelegraph.com/main.asp?SectionID=25&SubSectionID=354&ArticleID=92896

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U.S. revokes security clearance for Pentagon employee:

A veteran Pentagon employee who was a key player in the effort to find links between Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida has been stripped of his security clearance, according to senior U.S. officials.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5165.htm

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Iraq: Polish officer and two American soldiers killed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3246741.stm

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Pentagon activates 100,000 more troops:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has approved the activation of more than 100,000 new troops for deployment in Iraq early next year.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5166.htm

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43,000 Alerted for Duty in Iraq:

Mr. Rumsfeld is ordering two brigades, or about 20,000 active-duty marines, from the First Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5161.htm

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A new underground railroad:

Some soldiers would rather desert than return to Iraq. Granger said she could not say whether the Army would execute a deserter today as each case is judged on an individual basis. "Obviously it's an option," she said.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5162.htm

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Blair could face international court over war conduct

Government ministers, including Tony Blair, could potentially face international prosecution for war crimes over the conduct of the war in Iraq, the organiser of a legal debate into the conflict, said today.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1079225,00.html

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Bush Casts Iraq Effort in Terms of Long Cold War Struggle:

"America must be committed to promoting democracy in the Middle East "for decades to come."

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/06/international/middleeast/06CND-PREX.html?ex=1069143288&ei=1&en=8f465d0cad3af50d

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Embedded reporters 'sanitised' Iraq war :

Broadcasters were twice as likely to show Iraqi enthusiasm for the coalition forces as suspicion or hostility.

http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,1078649,00.html

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The answers to Rumsfeld's queries: From:

Colonel Daniel Smith, USA (Retired), senior fellow on military affairs Friends Committee on National Legislation.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EK07Ak04.html

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All Roads Lead to Feith:

A protégé of Richard Perle, the former chairman of Rumsfeld's Defense Policy Board (DPB) who stands at the center of the neo-conservative foreign-policy network in Washington, Feith has long opposed territorial compromise by Israel.

http://www.antiwar.com/ips/lobe110603.html

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Perle warns Germany: stop backing France:

In a heated exchange, former French chief of staff, Admiral Jacques Lanxade, accused Perle of trying to divide Paris and Berlin and blamed the Pentagon adviser for inciting public ill-feeling in Europe towards Washington.

http://www.expatica.com/francemain.asp?pad=278,313,&item_id=35505

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Third judge killed in Iraq:

Another judge has been killed in Iraq, the third in 48 hours.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s982354.htm

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Goodwill is fragile in new Iraq:

A new market was built, then sacked this weekend by US troops. The two days of riots and destruction of Abu Ghraib's market - which left at least seven Iraqis dead - symbolize the fragile state of relations between Iraqis and the American authorities.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1105/p01s02-woiq.html

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Baghdad George:

I guess it was inevitable. Someone has compared President George Bush to "Baghdad Bob," the inadvertently comical Iraqi information minister who kept insisting Iraq was winning the war even as American tanks gathered outside his office.

http://reese.king-online.com/Reese_20031107/index.php

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Private Jessica Lynch says she was raped by Iraqis:

Ms Lynch, who was captured after an ambush near Nasiriyah, says she cannot remember anything about the incident, which was revealed by medical tests.

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_835991.html

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Iraq bill includes millions for Miami meeting:

Buried in a bill that provides money for the war in Iraq is an $8.5 million federal boost for Miami to host the Free Trade Area of the Americas conference later this month.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/business/content/auto/
epaper/editions/tuesday/business_f37a8244463e20d7007f.html

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Chrétien blames the U.S. for deporting Arar to Syria:

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien blames the United States for deporting Canadian citizen Maher Arar to Syria, where he was jailed and tortured for 10 months as a suspected terrorist.

http://tinyurl.com/txx3

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Proposal for private soldiers in conflicts gathers steam:

Kofi Annan, the UN secretary-general, announced the creation of a 16-member review panel this week that is expected to include a new look at the possibility of hiring private security forces in UN-led peacekeeping missions.

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=
FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1066565660811

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In case you missed it:

Private Military Firms - New Element in War : Today in Iraq, one of every 10 Americans works for a private military contractor.

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0904-02.htm

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Israel: Wall more about control than security:

The U.S. media must now let the truth from the Holy Land be heard loud and clear, even if it means receiving well-orchestrated campaigns of angry letters. Believe it or not, time is running out for the Jews and Palestinians living there.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/145205_ourplace24.html

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Judge proposes Rabbi Ginsburg retract inciteful statements

Among others, the charges cite a conversation in the book between Ginsburg and a student. The student asks: "So an Arab has no right to exist in Israel?" Ginsburg replies: "Here in the Land of Israel, he has no right."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/357602.html

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised:

The documentary tells the tale of one of the shortest Presidential overthrows in Latin American history. On April 11, 2002, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was removed from power by a coalition of military officials and business leaders.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5168.htm

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N. Korea Will Block U.S. From Nuke Sites :

North Korea on Thursday angrily reacted to a U.S.-led move to suspend construction of two nuclear power plants in the impoverished country, saying it will seize all equipment and technical data for the $4.6 billion project.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3355544,00.html

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Sri Lanka's President seizes emergency powers as people fear return to war

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=460906

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U.S. frees Taliban leader to join Karzai :

The United States, in a move at odds with its publicly declared policy, has released from custody in Afghanistan the former Taliban foreign minister as part of a strategy to recruit elements of the former regime into the U.S.-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5160.htm

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Government extends its secrecy shield:

The Bush administration has taken the desire to avoid critical commentary to an extreme. Federal agencies have been quietly censoring information that previously had been available on their Web sites and otherwise curbing public oversight.

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1107_2-5102379.html

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Hiding the Bad News :

When the Bushies say they want the bad news put in perspective, do they really mean they don't want it reported at all?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61774-2003Nov4.html

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Shocking Poll:

Majority Of Americans Cannot Name A Single Department In The Presidents Cabinet

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5158.htm

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From Baghdad An Ordinary Iraqi Speaks Out:

„The U.S. Has No Intention of Leaving Iraq‰

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5159.htm

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Silly word games and weapons of mass destruction:

"No member of the administration," conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan recently wrote, "used the term "imminent threat" to describe Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Could this possibly be true? Could all our memories be so faulty? In a word, no.

http://www.hillnews.com/marshall/110503.aspx

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Israel Grants Russian Tycoon Citizenship:

Israel has granted citizenship to a Russian tycoon who could be targeted in Russia's tax evasion and fraud investigation of oil giant Yukos, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3352071,00.html

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Israeli Pipeline to Move Russian Oil:

Russian oil will begin flowing through an Israeli pipeline in late November, the pipeline's director said Wednesday, signaling a new chapter in rapidly improving relations with Moscow.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3352312,00.html

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The ' anti-Semites' of Europe :

Those anti-Semitic Europeans are at it again.

http://jordantimes.com/Wed/opinion/opinion4.htm

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Israel broadcasts secret weapons test by mistake

"It was a serious lapse that should not have occurred," Yuval Shteinitz, chairman of parliament's foreign affairs and security committee, told Israel Radio yesteray.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/dominionpost/0,2106,2717961a6031,00.html

Date: 5 Nov 2003 22:07:05 -0000

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UPDATE :

Some of the responses to my request for information about US Military flights over Scotland.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5157.htm

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Welcome to America:

'What I went through is beyond human imagination'

"They told me I had no right to a lawyer because I was not an American citizen," he said in Ottawa as he broke his silence four weeks after returning home.

This is a must read for every American and Canadian citizen.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5149.htm

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Maher Arar complete statement to media :

This is a must read for every American and Canadian citizen.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5156.htm

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Official: Copter Had Standard Defense:

The Army National Guard helicopter that was shot down in Iraq by shoulder-fired missiles was equipped with a standard package of defensive systems, including a missile alert system and flares designed to decoy a missile, a U.S. officer said Wednesday.

http://tinyurl.com/tsjy

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Issue for Bush: How to Speak of Casualties?:

When the Chinook helicopter was shot down on Sunday in Iraq, killing 15 Americans, President Bush let his defense secretary do the talking and stayed out of sight at his ranch.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/05/politics/campaigns/05STRA.html?hp

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US Regrets Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan:

The US military is investigating an alleged airstrike in eastern Afghanistan that residents say killed at least eight civilians.

http://www.thesandiegochannel.com/news/2612954/detail.html

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"Is Iraq Another Vietnam?":

Despite some differences between the conflicts, in both wars avoiding defeat means winning „hearts and minds‰ -- of the American people.

http://www.independent.org/tii/news/031105Eland.html

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Republican Rep. Leach Questions Iraq Policy?:

Iowa Republican Rep. Jim Leach, once an aide to now-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, said on Tuesday White House policy-makers had made one of the most misguided assumptions ever in U.S. strategy by not planning for a decisive withdrawal from Iraq.

http://tinyurl.com/tsk8

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44% say they'll vote against Bush:

New poll finds only 38% support president's re-election

http://www.msnbc.com/news/989226.asp

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Survey Shows Skepticism About Iraq:

Most Americans Polled Don't Believe Conflict Is Key Fight in War on Terrorism

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A857-2003Nov4.html

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What The Yanks Are Doing In Iraq?:

Americans are believing that their troops are now engaged in the job of restoring order in the war-ravaged country. It does not matter to them that it was they who devastated it in the first place.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5152.htm

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How the White House deletes the truth:

Bush's desire for us to become ostriches over the deaths and wounding of American soldiers in Iraq -- 379 dead and 2,155 hurt at last count -- is but one more pathological act in sticking all of America into the sand.

http://tinyurl.com/ts7j

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A must read:

The Real Freedom of Free Speech:

In February 1919, Scott Nearing was put on trial under the Espionage Act of May 16, 1918 for having written a famous pamphlet, The Great Madness, in 1917. While the US government sent many pacifists and activists to prison under this act, not one actual agent of the enemy of the day (Germany) was ever convicted...

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5154.htm

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A must read:

The American Empire: The Beginnings of World Dominion:

A historic perspective.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5155.htm

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Don't Trust Government:

What Rudyard Kipling popularized as the "great game" is afoot again. World demand for oil is rising, and the world supply of oil is static. It won't be many years before the situation will get sticky and hairy.

http://reese.king-online.com/Reese_20031105/index.php

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AL Qaeda Again Threatens New York, Washington, and Los Angeles:

[Note: This information originated from the Israeli web site, http://www.debka.com Consider the source]

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2003/november/1105_new_threats.shtml

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How Russian Oil Tycoon Courted Friends in U.S.:

The Carlyle Group, an investment bank that retained the elder Mr. Bush as an adviser until a few weeks ago, has a close business relationship with Mr. Khodorkovsky.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5151.htm

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Henry Kissinger to the rescue of Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

Putin can afford himself the pleasure of observing how the legendary warmaker in Vietnam and peacemaker in the Middle East – maybe I've got the war and peace back-to-front – lays out the pitch for Khodorkovsky, Kissinger's current paymaster.

http://www.russiajournal.com/news/cnews-article.shtml?nd=40394

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Classified U.S. Report On Iraq Sought by U.N.:

"If there are weapons, we would like to find [them]; if there are no weapons, we would like to conclude the issue," Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said in an interview. "They owe us the classified version."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59675-2003Nov3.html

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Reported US Strike Disconcerts Karzai:

As the Afghan leader's government tries to build support for a draft constitution, the homes of supporters are hit in an airstrike, killing six.

http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news1/latimes20.html

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Afghan Allies Turn Enemies:

Almost two years since the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai's writ barely runs in the country. - As for the situation in Kabul - where the government's authority supposedly holds sway - it is said to be worrying.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/EK05Ag02.html

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Israel Will Shoot Gazans Who Use Binoculars:

Dan Yakir, sent a letter

of protest to the IDF Judge Advocate General. Yakir charged that the new order is blatantly illegal, since it permits "killing people even if they constitute no apparent risk."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/357210.html

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Israel Destroys US-Built Wells:

The US has reportedly complained after the Israeli army destroyed wells built for civilians in Gaza by an American government aid agency. Huge areas have been demolished by the Israelis in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks, including more than 150 homes.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=460551

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More US Troops Possible As Turkey Balks:

About 15,000 Army National Guard troops have been mobilized for possible service in Iraq.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/
wire/sns-ap-us-iraq-troops,0,7547530.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

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Judge is shot dead as Iraqis hatred of occupiers grows

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=460552

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Mow the whole place down: Political barbarism and Iraq

http://www.counterpunch.org/cloughley11012003.html

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The Mourning Show:

It's just unbelievable to me. You know, if you're going to send these people to war, then don't hide them. Have some news coverage where people are sitting and talking to these guys and seeing how they are and seeing their spirit. It's just I think it's a crime.

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0345/mondo2.php

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Big explosions rock Iraqi capital:

The Baghdad headquarters of the US-led coalition have come under attack for the second night running.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3241785.stm

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US pays for intelligence blunders:

Washington's intelligence gathering operations have once again been thrust under the microscope following the deaths of 16 United States soldiers on Sunday, and the Bush administration's "go solo" mentality has been found wanting.

http://atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EK05Ak01.html

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Galbraith: War and Economy Don't Wear Well:

On both jobs and Iraq, the good news President George W. Bush tells us is contradicted by the bad news that we feel in our bones.

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpgal043524792nov04,0,1291125.story

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U.S. Hard-liners Tamed by Iraq But Retain Clout :

Neoconservative columnist William Kristol, for example, said last month he would rather be talking about the "next regime-change candidates" instead of Iraq -- a reference to potential targets such as Iran, Syria and North Korea.

http://tinyurl.com/tsmm

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Neo-cons brace for Reagan series:

So the word from the land that invented freedom of expression is that CBS's miniseries on Ronald Reagan, is a vicious pack of lies constructed by the left-wing media to denigrate the patron saint of tax cuts for the rich.

http://tinyurl.com/tsmr

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In case you missed it:

Exposed: The Carlyle Group

A Must Watch Documentary

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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Noam Chomsky: The Iraq War and Contempt for Democracy

"Recall that the self-appointed rulers of the world -- Bush, Powell, and the rest -- had declared forthrightly that they intended to carry out their war whether or not the United Nations (UN) or anyone else "catches up" and "becomes relevant."

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20031104183032104

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If We Tell You, Terrorists Will Kill You

Among George W. Bush's many great gags is the now-famous line, "The war in Iraq is really about peace". In Weapons of Mass Deception, John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton set out to catalogue some more of Bush's dark humour.

http://www.oxfordstudent.com/2003-11-06/focus/5

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Logical Conclusions

The president, speaking after attacks on police stations and a Red Cross facility in Iraq killed at least 35 people, said such attacks should be seen as a sign of progress because they show the desperation of those who oppose the U.S.-led occupation. "The more successful we are on the ground, the more these killers will react," Bush said ... "The more progress we make on the ground, ... the more desperate these killers become."

"The more successful we are on the ground, the more these killers will react," said Chicago Mayor William "Big Bill" Thompson the day after members of Al Capone's gang murdered seven people in a slaughter already being dubbed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2003/11/06/120.html

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MI5 tried to bug Pakistani High Commission in London

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_5-11-2003_pg1_2

This is a copy of an email a reader received from a soldier buddy...

I am in that unit that they talk about at Ft. Stewart. It is worse than they say it is and when the brass came around to see the barracks they were shown the good ones that have air conditioning and other comforts. They were NOT shown the ones where about 80% of us stay where there is no indoor plumbing, nor air conditioning. Also, the bed matresses are infested with chiggars, mold, and all are just plain dirty. They are open bays with about 18 inches between bunks and no lockers to secure your private gear. It is that bad. I lived it.

I withheld the name to protect the identity. Thought you might like to know...

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Four Iraqis killed, two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
/afp/20031031/ts_afp/iraq_us_toll_031031152044

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Iraqi Guerrillas Kill U.S. Soldier, More Attacks Feared

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=
574&ncid=721&e=4&u=/nm/20031031/wl_nm/iraq_dc

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U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45546-2003Oct31.html

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Helen Thomas: Pentagon Manages War Coverage By Limiting Coffin Pictures:

One of the lessons the U.S. government apparently learned from the Vietnam War is this: Don't let the American public see coffins arriving home with U.S. casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5117.htm

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Bush Ignores Soldiers' Burials:

This proclivity on the part of President Bush to avoid the normal duty of a commander-in-chief to honor dead soldiers is causing rising irritation among some veterans and their families who have noticed what appears to be a historically anomalous slight

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17079

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Dover's New Mortuary Center Aims to Ease Family's Grief:

Defense officials do not allow arrival ceremonies for, or media coverage of deceased military personnel returning to or departing from Dover Air Force Base or Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, or any other site where remains are transferred.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2003/n10292003_2003102910.html

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The Incredible Lying BushCo :

This just in: More irrefutable proof that Dubya's is the slimiest administration in 100 years Like you even needed more proof.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5115.htm

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Conspiracy Theories: Canadian Broadcasting Investigative Report "The Fifth Estate"

In the course of separating fact from fiction, the fifth estate delves into the labyrinthine and surprising ties between the Bushes and the Bin Ladens.

What he finds out may startle you as much as any conspiracy theory. A must See Documentary

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5103.htm

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An Inspector Calls:

David Kay's report has turned out to be one of the most devastating and unflinching exposes of war crimes in world history.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5116.htm

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Wilsongate: Ambassador Joseph Wilson speaks out:

Is Valerie your real name?" That's what Ambassador Joseph Wilson asked his future wife when she revealed to him that she was a CIA operative. The new question is who leaked Valerie Plame's name to a Washington columnist.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5113.htm

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FBI Spy Revelation Could Unravel the Bureau :

Evidence has surfaced recently that the FBI has been spying on foreign nations for years.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5114.htm

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President Bush's Need-to-Know Democracy :

It's been said that the first casualty of war is always truth. But with the Bush administration's war on terrorism, it's hard to know, because even before 9/11 the administration had begun hermetically sealing formerly public sources of government information.

http://www.misleader.com/special_reports/

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Afghan leader had warned U.S. of abuses:

President Hamid Karzai told U.S. military commanders more than a year ago that Afghan militias working for U.S. troops were committing abuses against villagers. The Afghan militia fighters, who are paid to guide U.S. forces, have continued to assault and rob villagers

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5118.htm

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In case you missed it:

Convoy of Death:

In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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Gen.: I gave Bush Iraq invasion plan after 9/11:

The former commander of Operation Iraqi Freedom said yesterday he presented a plan to invade Iraq to President Bush just a few months after the 9/11 attacks.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5111.htm

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Big Call-Up Of Washington Troops:

In the largest call-up since World War II, thousands of Western Washington National Guard troops received orders Thursday to head to Iraq. Meanwhile, soldiers from the Stryker Brigade got a formal send-off at Fort Lewis.

http://www.kirotv.com/news/2598039/detail.html

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The War Business: Squeezing a Profit from the Wreckage in Iraq:

„This is the future. When war becomes the most profitable course of action, we can certainly expect more of it.‰

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5112.htm

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Int'l Groups Bolt Baghdad:

The International Committee of the Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, said they too were pulling their workers out of Baghdad.

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=
34427&d=31&m=10&y=2003

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Secret 9/11 case before high court:

It's the case that doesn't exist. Even though two different federal courts have conducted hearings and issued rulings, there has been no public record of any action. No documents are available. No files. No lawyer is allowed to speak about it. Period.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1030/p01s02-usju.html

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Anti-war activist charged for ' misusing phone' to protest to US:

Mr Hubbard last night said he had been charged under the Telecommunications Act and had been told by police they would seize information from his computer under the Counter-Terrorism Act.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/31/1067233349746.html

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If Americans Only Knew.

Origin of Arab-Israeli Conflict: A must read.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/
OriginoftheArab-IsraeliConflict.pdf

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'I saw fit to remove her from the world' :

I took the Arab female captive. On the first night the soldiers abused her and the next day I saw fit to remove her from the world. Signed: Moshe, second lieutenant."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=355227

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Silenced witnesses:

In a seven-week period this spring, two overseas observers were killed by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip, and a third left brain dead. But has the truth yet been told?

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=458515

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I SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE AN ALIEN CREATURE

http://www.voiceyourself.com/03_thoughtsfromwithin/VoiceYourselfPoem.swf

Flash presentation: This may take a moment to load but it's well worth a moment of your time.

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40 reported killed in fighting in Afghanistan:

Gereshk police chief Haji Bahadur said most of the victims were civilians.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/55124/1/.html

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2 Americans Killed by Iraq Land Mine

A land mine exploded Saturday on a road in the northern city of Mosul, killing two Americans in passing vehicles and wounding three other people, Iraqi police said, as leaflets called for a ``Day of Resistance'' to protest the U.S.-led occupation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3335079,00.html

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Bush's other war :

US intelligence is being scapegoated for getting it right on Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5121.htm

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House Nixes Anti-Profiteering Penalties in Iraq Spending Bill:

The final version of the $87 billion spending bill for Iraq and Afghanistan is missing provisions the Senate had passed to penalize war profiteers who defraud American taxpayers. House negotiators on the package refused to accept the Senate provisions.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5124.htm

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Iraq Business Deals May Be Invalid, Law Experts Warn :

The US-led provisional authority in Iraq may be breaking international law by selling state assets, experts have warned.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5127.htm

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William Pfaff: A fiction shattered by America's aggression :

What actually has happened during the past nine months is something Americans have yet to grasp, and that others have yet to say out loud: People outside the United States have stopped believing the American story.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5128.htm

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The Rumsfeld Watch :

More Quackery From the Secretary of Defense.

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0345/mondo6.php

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Critical Study Minus Criticism of Justice Dept:

An internal report that harshly criticized the Justice Department's diversity efforts was edited so heavily when it was posted on the department's Web site two weeks ago that half of its 186 pages, including the summary, were blacked out.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5123.htm

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A daily selection of news and views from the Middle East and North Africa

Compiled and translated by The Daily Star

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5122.htm

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Six Months On, and Still No Signs of WMD:

http://www.news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1204522003

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Bush hawks foiled again:

Denied a justification for Persian "regime change," what were the neo-crazies to do with their Persian Gulf legions? Well, how about Syria, another "outlaw" regime?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5126.htm

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Cut Losses: Leave Iraq:

The only way to let the air out of the resistance is to quickly turn Iraq back to the Iraqis and withdraw U.S. forces. The violence arises primarily as a reaction to the invasion and occupation by a foreign superpower.

http://www.independent.org/tii/news/031030Eland.html

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The Blind Are Not Hindered By The Darkness:

Flash presentation

http://www.meridianmultimedia.com/gwbaddress1_player.swf

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The Call Of The Wild:

Our capitol bespeaks the single American attribute that now obviates and obscures all others. On this rainy night, Washington is little more than a monument to fear.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5125.htm

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Congress backs Iraqi multi-billion package

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/458F3932-812F
-46E7-8C3A-5A6312FFB1DC.htm

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Number of Hungry Families in U.S. Rising:

It was the third year in a row that the department has seen an increase in the number of households experiencing hunger and those worried about having enough money to pay for food.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-3334356,00.html

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A Lot of Manure, No Pony:

When Bush was asked whether American troops would be coming home in another year or would still be in Iraq in force, he denounced the question as a "trick" and refused to answer. Bush should put politics aside; Americans deserve a serious response.

http://www.cincypost.com/2003/10/31/annmac103103.html

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Osama Doesn't Like Us:

I've noticed that when Osama bin Laden issues a statement, the full text is rarely reported to the American people. In the interest of knowing our enemy, I thought I'd pass along a few of his statements.

http://reese.king-online.com/Reese_20031031/index.php

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Iraqi farmer ' killed' by US fire:

The farmer, Ziad Yass Abbas, was watering his crops when US troops, standing about 400 metres away, opened fire on him at around 6am, said his nephew.

http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/
story_page/0,5936,7734136^1702,00.html

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The Army buries its mistakes:

Back in Soviet times, there was a Russian army general who liked to bellow, "Analysis is for lieutenants and women." This brute-force approach to military matters didn't serve the Soviet Union well in the long run. Unfortunately, the same attitude seems to be creeping into the U.S. Army today.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5119.htm

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Read The Full Report That Was Removed From Military Web site :

A report critical of the U.S. Army's inefficient-to-shoddy intelligence practices in Iraq has been removed after the Washington Post published a story summarizing its contents. PDF format.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/03-27_call_op-outreach.pdf

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In case you missed it:

We Don't Want Your War! Flash presentation

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

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Invention Iraq:

The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied: For 12 years the British tried to transform Iraq into a model democracy, but failed. Now Americans have taken up the crusade to remake Iraq into our image. Did the Bush Administration study the failures of the British government? Of course not.

http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=
modload&name=News&file=article&sid=538

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We Buy Rocket Launchers At Arms Bazaar:

We were offered five RPG launchers and seven rockets. We bought two Russian-made launchers, fired from the shoulder, for £140.

http://tinyurl.com/tgx9

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UN sends mission to support Karzai regime:

The UN Security Council sent a high-ranking delegation to Afghanistan yesterday to bolster the country's leader, Hamid Karzai, amid signs that his authority is steadily slipping to powerful warlords.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/story.jsp?story=459930

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Amputees returning to duty:

Garth Stewart lost his foot in Iraq, in a mine blast that showered his blood and flesh on his buddy and left Stewart writhing and screaming on the road, smoke rising from his wound.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-0/106593645334800.xml

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The wounded who never die:

If we were to believe our government (and who does?), our military doctors are the best in the world. Nobody ever dies in their care.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=%2Fgate%2
Farchive%2F2003%2F11%2F03%2Fhsorensen.DTL

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The Political Airbrush:

Our view is constantly shuttered and there are many things that we are not allowed to see. The propaganda machine is in full swing so as to corrupt the opinion of the American public into supporting our administration's abuse of power.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5137.htm

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In case you missed it:

The Announcement America Had Been Waiting For

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5136.htm

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ISI and FBI fail to stop Al Qaeda:

Terrorists regrouping and planning attacks in United States, Pakistan.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_3-11-2003_pg1_2

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US soldiers kill four workers after bomb blast:

The American fire destroyed the mini-van, which crashed into a lamppost, Mr Saleh said. Four people in the mini-van died and two were severely wounded, he said.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/29/106
7233245985.html?from=storyrhs

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Iraqi Child Crushed by US Tank::

The incident was said to be reminiscent of scenes caused by the Israeli occupation of Palestine as the child was crushed underneath the tank's tracks.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6956CCBB
-1998-43A9-A14E-92AFABDE994A.htm

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Iraqi Police Now Targets of Choice:

"Going to the police station now is like going to war," he said as he gazed at the cement blocks. "You never know if you'll return home alive or not."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/
A50899-2003Nov1?language=printer

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Blair waged war illegally, say leading lawyers:

Tony Blair is facing a formal complaint to the international war-crimes tribunal by a panel of senior international legal experts for unlawfully waging war in Iraq.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=459669

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John Pilger: 'Bring the criminals to justice' :

We must tell these war criminals that, regardless of the trappings of their power, they are criminals, and they must be brought to justice.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5135.htm

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In case you missed it:

Despotism & Democracy:

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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In case you missed it:

Gore Vidal Delivers Chilling Predictions of Despotism: "American politics is essentially a family affair, as are most oligarchies."

http://informationclearinghouse.info/article4336.htm

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Glen Rangwala: On The Lies That Led To War

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5139.htm

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British MP: We Will Be in Iraq for 10 Years:

Dr Andrew Murrison, a former surgeon commander in the Royal Navy who has returned from six weeks in southern Iraq, said that senior British officers believed that coalition forces would be in the country beyond 2014.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=
/news/2003/11/02/wbush102.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/11/02/ixnewstop.html

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If the News Turns Bad, the Messenger Takes a Hit:

"I have come to hate the media," a senior aide to L. Paul Bremer III, the head of the occupational authority in Iraq, wrote in a recent e-mail message to family and friends.

http://tinyurl.com/teky

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Florida schoolbus racism scandal:

A school bus service in Florida has refused to carry Iraqi and Afghani refugee students for a second time in a week.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/0A3D3E55
-E513-4BE1-B8E0-729B44723787.htm

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100,000 call for peace at Rabin memorial rally:

Murdered prime minister was right, Shimon Peres tells huge Israeli demonstration urging an end to occupation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1076432,00.html

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Bush's strategy:

Get out or risk being thrown out of Washington. The idea is to push many more Iraqi police and security officials into the front lines against the insurgency while at the same time declaring political victory on the ground.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/
31/1067566085987.html?from=storyrh

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Time to listen to Americans:

The common folks who see no need to wrap themselves with stars and stripes yet who, by their deeds, have become more star-spangled than all the thugs of Washington could ever hope to be.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5134.htm

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Public Confidence in Bush Continues to Fall as More American Soldiers Die in Iraq:

For the first time, a majority of Americans, 51 per cent, according to a poll published yesterday, disapprove of Mr Bush's actions in Iraq.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=459904

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America's growing poverty crisis:

Long queue at drive-in soup kitchen : George Bush's America, the wealthiest nation in history, faces a growing poverty crisis.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1076608,00.html

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US helicopter downed near Baghdad - 15 dead: + In Falluja, residents said a roadside bomb had hit a convoy of US soldiers in civilian vehicles, killing four troops.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/62151419-
6B9F-4D5A-82FD-6BED2916FA88.htm

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Iraqis gloat as 15 die in downed chopper:

Some Iraqis were jubilant. "The Americans are pigs," said Saadoun Jaralla, a wheat farmer, near the crash site. "We will hold a celebration because this helicopter went down - a big celebration. The Americans are enemies of mankind."

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/02/1067708078053.html?from=top5

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Insurgents' Attacks in Iraq Intensifying:

At the site of the helicopter shoot down, American troops tried to confiscate news photographers' digital camera disks. No matter: The picture from Iraq, day by day, will grow sharp and clear.

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/news/local/7166284.htm

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Pentagon keeps dead out of sight:

Bush team doesn't want people to see human cost of war Even body bags are now sanitized as `transfer tubes'

http://tinyurl.com/td0s

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Eight Afghans killed in US bombing : -

Eight civilians were killed when a U.S plane bombed a residential house in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nooristan, officials said on Sunday.

http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=191576&n=20

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Rumsfeld Calls Attack 'Tragic Day' for U.S.:

"In a long, hard war we are going to have tragic days as this is," Rumsfeld said. "But they are necessary."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
/nm/20031102/us_nm/iraq_usa_dc

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A Grim Knock at the Door:

In the last two weeks, 22 American soldiers have given their lives to the occupation of Iraq, a platoon of 21 men and 1 woman cut down to a stack of photographs by accidents, illness and the rising insurgency. [Note: Add 19 further deaths today for a total 41 killed in the last 2 weeks]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5130.htm

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Bush says God chose him to lead his nation:

Book reveals how President's religious and political beliefs are entwined - and claims he did pray with Blair.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5129.htm

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A Must-Read Speech:

Zbigniew Brzezinski's remarks from the "New American Strategies for Security and Peace" conference

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5132.htm

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Blueprint for a Mess:

Historically, it is rare that a warm welcome is extended to an occupying military force for very long, unless, that is, the postwar goes very smoothly. And in Iraq, the postwar occupation has not gone smoothly.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5131.htm

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Rebel war spirals out of control as US intelligence loses the plot :

Sharp disagreements are emerging between the US and the UK over the exact nature of the Iraqi resistance, amid warnings that the US is losing the intelligence war against the rebels.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4787874-103550,00.html

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Sugar-coating U.S. motives in Iraq:

Invading armies are often coy when it comes to admitting their true motives. Certainly a desire to seize territory and resources are rarely among the motives modern invading armies tend to highlight.

http://www.torontostar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?
pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=
971358637177&c=Article&cid=1067642105645

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U.S. Administrator Imposes Flat Tax System on Iraq :

The flat tax, long a dream of economic conservatives, is finally getting its day -- not in the United States, but in Iraq.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A50031-2003Nov1?language=printer

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Breaking Iraq, Then Charging to Fix It Up?:

Seem perverse that someone can destroy your property and then make you pay half the costs of repair? It's technically called the Iraq Reconstruction Bill and is precisely what the Senate is requiring of Iraq.

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1101-03.htm

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Iraqis released from U.S. prison camps tell of abuse:

In U.S. prison camps in Iraq forbidden talk can earn a prisoner hours bound and stretched out in the sun and detainees swinging tent poles rise up regularly against their jailers, recently released Iraqis said.

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/031101/w110174.html

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European poll calls Israel a big threat to world peace:

Almost 60 percent of Europeans say that Israel is a larger threat to world peace than North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan, according to a poll scheduled to be made public Monday by the European Commission.

http://www.iht.com/ihtsearch.php?id=115858&owner=(IHT)&date=20031031121947

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Israel outraged as EU poll names it a threat to peace :

'This shocking result that Israel is the greatest threat to world peace, bigger than North Korea and Iran, defies logic and is a racist flight of fantasy that only shows that anti-semitism is deeply embedded within European society, more then at any other period since the end of the war,' he added.

http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1076073,00.html

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Five Israelis were seen filming as jet liners ploughed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001:

Were they part of a massive spy ring which shadowed the 9/11 hijackers and knew that al-Qaeda planned a devastating terrorist attack on the USA?

http://www.sundayherald.com/37707

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In case you missed it:

Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.: This report has been removed from the FOX News web site.

Video & Text

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5133.htm

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US ' fuelling terror in world' :

"You cannot fight terrorism without understanding its root cause," Mr Khan said in an exclusive interview with the GDN. "There is a reason why people blow themselves up. I believe it is all part of the political struggle for freedom."

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=65646&Sn=BNEW

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Miles from ' fair and balanced':

A veteran producer this week alleged that Fox News executives issue a daily memorandum to staff on news coverage to bend the network's reporting into conformity with management's political views.

http://www.latimes.com/features/lifestyle/la-et-rutten1nov01181420,1,7939167.story

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A must See Documentary: Conspiracy Theories :

In the course of separating fact from fiction, the fifth estate delves into the labyrinthine and surprising ties between the Bushes and the Bin Ladens. What he finds out may startle you as much as any conspiracy theory.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5103.htm

NOTE: Unconfirmed report

Can any of our Scottish readers verify the following report:

Since Saturday, people in the Highlands of Scotland have been witnessing large movements of US warplanes overhead. Experienced observers say the large numbers are reminiscent of those that preceded the bombing of Iraq in 1998 and military strikes on Libya in the1980's as well as the first Gulf War.

It is thought that the planes have flown on a route from the US over the north pole to bases in Europe and the Mediterranean. The size and scale of the movement suggests that the US may be preparing to strike at a country in the Middle East in the next week to ten days.

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Iraq Bombs Kill Two US Soldiers:

Also last night, three mortars hit Baghdad, one landing at a camp of the 2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, but the military said no casualties were reported.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3240145.stm

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British Marine Killed In Iraq:

A British soldier has been killed by hostile fire in Iraq.
http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=444252

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Mortar Attack Wounds Four in Baghdad

Smoke rose over the highly guarded headquarters area of the U.S.-led occupation on Tuesday after guerrillas fired mortars into the city center for a second straight night. Spain, a close U.S. ally, withdrew many of its diplomats because of escalating violence.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3348544,00.html

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Senators Urge Iraq Force:

Two US senators have said more troops should be sent to Iraq after the worst day of US casualties in six months.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3236363.stm

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Sen. Hollings On War In Iraq:

Unless we put in 100,000 or 150,000 more United States troops and get law and order in Iraq, in Baghdad, we are going to have ŒOperation Meat Grinder‚ continue, and it is our meat.‰
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/politics/7176314.htm

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Oiling up the draft machine?:

The Pentagon is quietly moving to fill draft board vacancies nationwide. While officials say there's no cause to worry, some experts aren't so sure.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5146.htm

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Iraqi's Have Brought It On:

Escalating violence in Iraq will only continue until the United States changes course and responds to the complexity of the Middle East and Asia with creative, targeted economic and diplomatic solutions.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5144.htm

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In case you missed it:

'We Will, In Fact, Be Greeted As Liberators' - Cheney
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5145.htm

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A soldier dies in Iraq, a family mourns in Kent:

Ben Colgan was a soldier and a beloved son of peace activists. He was a father of two small daughters for whom he left tape-recorded nursery rhymes before he went to war. A third child will be born next month, knowing a father only through the memories of others.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/146769_casualty04.html

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Robert Fisk: When Did "Arab" Become a Dirty Word?

Smearing Said and Hanan Ashrawi
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5148.htm

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Putin reaffirms Russia's right to preemptive strikes:

President Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed his position that Russia can resort to preemptive military strikes because the policy is also practiced by the United States
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1504&ncid=1504&e=
20&u=/afp/20031104/ts_afp/russia_putin_military_031104085034

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U.S. will seek $2.22 billion military aid for Israel:

The statement, said the Bush administration was committed to enhancing Israel's security and "maintaining Israel's qualitative edge over any combination of adversaries".
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/356894.html

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Paul Krugman: This Can't Go On:

Such explosive growth in debt can't go on forever, and it won't. Yet our current leaders and their apologists insist that the problem will magically solve itself.
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/04/opinion/04KRUG.html

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Full Report: European Union poll:

"Iraq and Peace in the World" European, think Israel poses greatest threat to world peace.

PDF format. This file may take a moment to download.
http://europa.eu.int/comm/public_opinion/flash/fl151_iraq_full_report.pdf

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As Rumsfeld Calls For Action Against "Schools That Teach Terrorism"

We Take A Look At the School of the Americas, What Many Critics Call the "School of Assassins.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5142.htm

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Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil:

"Since 9/11, Bush often seems blinded by the glare of his own halo. The moral self-adulation at the heart of the war on terrorism is a danger to both America and the world."

Video & Transcript.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5143.htm

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The Kissinger - Khordokovsky Kombo:

You can always tell when an American politician is well and truly washed up, a has-been.
http://www.ocnus.net/cgi-bin/exec/view.cgi?archive=31&num=7064

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Helicopter Down :

The killing of 18 U.S. troops and the wounding of 21 others in Iraq on Nov. 2 brings to mind the successful attack by Viet Cong guerrillas on U.S. forces in Pleiku, Vietnam on February 7.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5147.htm

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Three Killed in Blast in Iraqi Holy City :

A blast near a holy Shiite Muslim shrine in the city of Karbala on Monday killed three people and injured 12, witnesses said. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a string of mortar blasts struck near downtown after sunset.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=
540&e=2&u=/ap/20031103/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_blasts


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2 al-Qaida Suspects Die in Mecca Shootout:

Police clashed with suspected al-Qaida sympathizers in the streets of the sacred city of Mecca on Monday, killing two militants and uncovering a cache of weapons.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3343841,00.html

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Afghan Draft Aims to Unite Islamic State:

Two years after the fall of the Taliban, the Afghan government unveiled a historic draft constitution Monday, aiming to cast aside a quarter-century of conflict with a unified Islamic state under a powerful presidency.
http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AFGHAN_
CONSTITUTION?SITE=DCTMS&SECTION=HOME


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Bioterrorism case chills U.S. science community :

Dr. Thomas Butler entered the courthouse in chains. That image of the white-haired, 62-year-old scientist has shaken American science to its roots.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5141.htm

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Anti-Saddam judge shot dead:

THE judge behind the creation of a judicial commission to probe former officials of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime was shot dead overnight, as insurgents stepped up their campaign against pro-US public figures.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,7764565%255E1702,00.html

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Border crackdown has netted snarls, but not terrorists :

A crackdown along the U.S.-Mexico border designed to prevent terrorists from entering the United States does not appear to have stopped even one known militant from slipping into America since Sept. 11.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5140.htm

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