Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of November 2003 – Part 2
Date: 13 Nov 2003 21:01:06 —0000

Insurgents gain a deadly edge in intelligence :

Guerrillas have better sources than the coalition. U.S. forces are losing the intelligence battle in Iraq to an increasingly organized guerrilla force that uses stealth, spies and surprise to inflict punishing casualties.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5201.htm

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Criticizing the U.S. empire is not enough :

Although no one in Washington has noticed it yet, the days of the American empire are numbered. The notion that one can govern the world by military might has found its limit.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5205.htm

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There are so many echoes of Vietnam in Iraq:

It took two years for US deaths to reach 324 in Vietnam. It passed that figure in seven months in Iraq

http://argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=463172

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The Light At The End Of The Iraq Tunnel -- It's Vietnam!:

The national media continues to adhere to the Bush Administration's "see no quagmire," but Americans are seeing another Vietnam. So says a Vietnam veteran traveling thoughout America.

http://www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php?op=
modload&name=News&file=article&sid=547

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Relations between journalists and U.S. troops in Iraq sour :

Media people have been detained, news equipment has been confiscated and some journalists have suffered verbal and physical abuse while trying to report on events.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5199.htm

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In a Police State Atmosphere, Fascists Will Rise to the Top:

This may sound like a crazy, radical statement, but it is going on in America right now with the current Ashcroft led Justice Department.The United States is now a burgeoning police state, with broad new powers to intrude upon the privacy and rights of its citizens.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5203.htm

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In case you missed it:

Despotism & Democracy:

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales? Video.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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Anti-War Vetrans Pulled From Parade:

A group of 30 military veterans critical of the war in Iraq hoped to use Tuesday's Veterans Day parade to call attention to the increasingly deadly conflict but instead found themselves fighting for something much more fundamental.

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/111203/met_14020003.shtml

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We are the ones we've been waiting for :

Sometimes I'm certain that the Apocalypse is upon us. My chicken hawk president and our compliant Congress are shipping other folks' kids (but certainly not their own) to Iraq to kill for peace.

http://www.williambowles.info/guests/mulkey.html

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Found Object: Bush's Early Discharge:

The found object is young Dubya's request four months after his superiors reported they'd seen hide nor hair of him during the previous year that he be discharged early so he can attend Harvard Business School. Enjoy!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5204.htm

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist says Iraq is a massive failure:

"Bush is gonna hold Iraq. It's the super arrogance of the American power. And the President believes that that's the mission of America."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5200.htm

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U.S. appears to be losing hearts of Iraqis :

On the same Sunday that Iraqi guerrillas shot down a Chinook helicopter, killing 16 U.S. soldiers, a less publicized battle was fought, and arguably lost, in the trash-strewn streets of the rough and tumble town of Abu Ghraib, 15 miles west of Baghdad.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5198.htm

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'I'm Waiting for My Destiny' :

Baghdad Family Made Homeless by U.S. Missile Still Can't Rebuild. Jassam's new life began on March 31, when his home was destroyed by a U.S. missile strike nine days before Iraqi President Saddam Hussein fell.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28315-2003Nov11.html

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Iraqi Girl Blog:

Looks at the relationship between the U.S. and the governing council.

A must read.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5206.htm

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Mourning Italy Sends Fresh Troops to Iraq:

As its tricolor flags flew at half-mast, Italy sent fresh troops to Iraq on Thursday just one day after 18 Italians were killed by suicide bombers there in what one political leader called "our September 11."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=
574&ncid=721&e=1&u=/nm/20031113/wl_nm/iraq_italy_dc

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$1bn ' slips through' to Iraq:

One billion dollars from the United Nations account for Iraq was transferred last month to the Iraqi fund controlled by the United States-led coalition without the formal approval of the security council, officials said on Thursday.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1445111,00.html

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Iraq profiteers, take aim :

President Bush wants Americans to think of the Iraq war as a noble cause. That would be easier to do if the White House and some Republicans stopped exploiting the war in such petty ways.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5202.htm

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BAE System's Dirty Dealings:

BAE Systems has been accused of operating a $33.4 million slush fund to procure prostitutes, sports cars, and other enticements in connection with the biggest transaction in UK history the Al-Yamamah arms-for-oil deal with the Saudi royal family.

http://www.corpwatch.org/issues/PID.jsp?articleid=9008

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Japan postpones Iraq deployment:

Japan has said it will postpone sending troops to join the US-led coalition in Iraq until next year because of the worsening security situation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3266215.stm

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Israel ' ignored' road map :

A leaked Israeli Government memo admits Israel failed to honour key obligations under the stalled "road map" for peace.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5196.htm

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Sharon hits at critics as anti-Semitic:

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said foreign criticism of Israel's use of force against Palestinians in a three-year-old uprising is motivated by a new form of anti-Semitism.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5197.htm

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Washington Seeking To Reduce Number of Anti-Israel Votes at U.N. :

American officials and observers say the unprecedented effort is largely the result of a sustained effort by the American Jewish Committee.

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.11.14/news6a.un.html

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Palestinian Harvest Protected by Rabbis, Attacked by Jewish Settlers

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/World/Primetime/rabbis_human_rights_031113-1.html

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Dollar falls as US data fails to impress:

The dollar retreated broadly on Thursday as weaker U.S. jobless claims and a moderately disappointing trade deficit number fuelled doubts about the quality of economic recovery in the United States.

http://www.forbes.com/markets/currencies/newswire/2003/11/13/rtr1146753.html

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Should the military be on the list of suspects?:

Political leaders should not be too hasty in pointing the finger of blame at al Qaeda.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/10/16/1034561211120.html

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CIA Report says iRAQI insurgents now 50,000 strong:

An intelligence source in Washington familiar with the CIA report described it as a "bleak assessment that the resistance is broad, strong and getting stronger".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1083847,00.html

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US plans radical shake-up as more Iraqis back rebels:

Increasing numbers of ordinary Iraqis are backing the insurgents, in the belief that the US-led coalition can be driven from the country.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=463186

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U.S. probe of Arar case urged :

Lawyers seek criminal inquiry of Canadian's deportation. "There is good reason to believe that the United States knew and wanted Arar tortured to obtain information"

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/
RTGAM.20031112.uarar1112/BNStory/National/

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Syria Caught Between Defiance And Fear Of US Sanctions:

Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon quickly rallied around Syria to denounce the latest US moves and insisted that dialogue was the only way to solve differences between Washington and Damascus for the sake of regional stability

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/56953/1/.html

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So Far, Saddam, Wahabis Stay Apart:

The U.S. military maintains that it has found little cooperation between Saudi nationals and Saddam loyalists in the insurgency war in Iraq.

http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2003/november/11_13_2.html

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European Papers Pulled From British Newsstands:

They carried stories about an alleged scandal concerning Prince Charles that the muzzled British press has not been able to cover.

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1433_A_1028480_1_A,00.html

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Two US Soldiers Killed, Four Wounded:

Two US soldiers were killed and four wounded in separate bombing attacks in Baghdad.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/13/1068329646235.html

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Iraqi Teenagers Cheer as American Blood Flows:

If Washington doubts there is Iraqi public support for guerrillas killing its troops, it should consider the teenagers who happily watched American blood spill on Wednesday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5195.htm

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US Urges 'Appropriate Action' on Iran's Nukes:

The Bush administration, said yesterday it would prod other nations to take "appropriate action" against Iran's ability to make nuclear weapons.

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20031111-113139-4265r.htm

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Blix Casts Doubt on Iran Nuclear Claims :

Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix cast doubt Wednesday on charges that Iran engaged in a civilian energy program to make a nuclear bomb, saying there was no direct evidence.

http://tinyurl.com/ur4b

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Iraq's Governing Council denies U.S. accusations of inefficiency:

"This is supposed to be a partnership based on equality," Othman said in an interview. "But when Americans want to find solution for their problems, they do it in any way that suits them."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-11-12-governing-council_x.htm

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Like it or not, America is becoming an imperial power

I suggested, there is a fundamental difference between the British and the American approach. While the Americans, for reasons connected with their own past, seek to solve the Iraqi problem by encouraging the development of democracy, the British, with their long experience of colonial campaigning and their recent exposure to Irish terrorism, take a more pragmatic attitude.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=
/opinion/2003/11/13/do1301.xml

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BUSH: WE'RE OUTTA HERE

PRESIDENT Bush last night ordered an early American exit from Iraq after a suicide bomber killed 27 people.

http://www.tinyurl.com/umm3

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Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams

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Date: 12 Nov 2003 20:40:04 –0000

Bomb at Italian Base in Iraq Kills 24:

A suicide bomber drove a tanker truck into the headquarters of Italy's paramilitary police, exploding the vehicle in a ball of flame and killing at least 24 people, most of them Italians.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3378977,00.html

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Iraqis: US troops open fire on truck, killing five Iraqis:

http://www.fox23news.com/news/world/story.aspx?
content_id=8493E222-758E-4C3D-9C16-B68D69D54DE5

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CIA warns of defeat:

A TOP-secret CIA report warns that growing numbers of Iraqis believe the US-led coalition can be defeated and are supporting the resistance.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story
_page/0,5478,7850898%255E663,00.html

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In case you missed it:

Reasons Not to Invade Iraq, by George Bush Sr.: Excerpt from "Why We Didn't Remove Saddam" by George Bush [Sr.] and Brent Scowcroft, Time (2 March 1998):

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3019.htm

 

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GOP will trumpet preemption doctrine:

Republican Party officials intend to change the terms of the political debate heading into next year's election by focusing on the "doctrine of preemption," portraying President Bush as a visionary acting to prevent future terrorist attacks on US soil despite the costs and casualties involved overseas.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/
2003/11/12/gop_will_trumpet_preemption_doctrine/

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The Speech Bush Didn't Give:

My fellow Americans. I realize how lucky I am that so many Americans are like me and don't read newspapers. If Americans were more informed on how I've have been treating our troops, there's no way I could be elected dogcatcher, much less Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

http://www.intelligencesquad.com/

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From Baghdad to Dover -- A Group Hug:

If we dwell on the bad news, they suggest it must be because we hate America. Harping about the dead means we are enemies of freedom -- no better than the terrorists.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5193.htm

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Jimmy Breslin: The Names They Still Won't Mention :

Bush and his people sent them out to get killed and now you can't get one of them in Washington to mention these dead.

http://www.commondreams.org/views03/1111-02.htm

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A Must Read

John Pilger: The Silence of the Writers :

"When truth is replaced by silence," the Soviet dissident Yevgeny Yevtushenko said, "the silence is a lie." A Downing Street document, circulated among "progressive" European governments, wants a world order in which western powers have the authority to attack any other sovereign country. A Must Read

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5194.htm

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Congress Is Nearing Approval of Record Pentagon Spending:

Congress is on the verge of passing a record authorization bill to let the Pentagon spend more than $400 billion for the next year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/12/politics/12DEFE.html

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UK cuts rainforest funding to meet Iraq costs:

Britain is to slash its aid programme aimed at saving the Amazon rainforest and preserving the culture of its people to meet the soaring cost of rebuilding Iraq.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=462904

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F.B.I.'s Reach Into Records Is Set to Grow:

A little-noticed measure approved by both the House and Senate would significantly expand the F.B.I.'s power to demand financial records, without a judge's approval, from car dealers, travel agents, pawnbrokers and many other businesses, officials said on Tuesday.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/12/politics/12RECO.html

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Cheney's Long Path to War :

The Hard Sell: He sifted intel. He brooded about threats. And he wanted Saddam gone. The inside story of how Vice President Cheney bought into shady assumptions and helped persuade a nation to invade Iraq.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/991209.asp

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Guerrillas attack Mossad office in Iraq:

A huge blast has caused extensive damage in a Mossad office building in Kirkouk in northern Iraq late on Monday killing and wounding an unspecified number of Mossad agents and civilian Kurds,

http://www.algomhuria.net.eg/gazette/1/2.asp

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Bremer returns; Bush urges patience:

Administration officials expressed disappointment in the council's work but said Bush was not about to disband it.

http://news.mywebpal.com/partners/899/public/news504610.html

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Governing Council:

Washington's political spin machine has begun to brief against the Iraqi Governing Council in what many observers suspect is the opening gambit in a move to scrap it.

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=34982&d=12&m=11&y=2003

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U.S. Infighting Blamed For Iraq Failures:

Iraq's foreign minister on Tuesday blamed "geriatric ambassadors" from the West and "American infighting" for many of the problems and security failures bedevilling the US-led occupation.

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=
FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1066565804004&p=1012571727085

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US Syria bill could lead to invasion:

Senator Robert Byrd, an outspoken critic of US Middle East policy, said on Tuesday that he feared the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Act would be used to justify future military action against Damascus.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/590C99F5
-C951-401B-B372-A389AC5FA00C.htm

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US-Brit war killed 55,000 Iraqi civilians:

The invasion, war and occupation of Iraq has cost up to 55,000 civilian lives, according to a shocking new report published by a UK-based charity.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3FF27CFC
-764F-441B-A0D6-FB5B3BAF0704.htm

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Report: Continuing Collateral Damage:

The war on Iraq and its aftermath exacted a heavy toll on combatants and civilians. Between 21,700 and 55,000 people died between March 20 and October 20, 2003, while the health and environmental consequences of the conflict will be felt for many years to come.

http://www.medact.org/tbx/pages/sub.cfm?id=775

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What the Arabs watch vs. what Bush says :

American policymakers and U.S.-appointed Iraqi officials, jittery about television coverage of daily events in Iraq under occupation, are blaming Arab satellite channels for inciting people against them.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5191.htm

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7,500 US Casualties Evacuated from Iraq War Zone to US:

We should all pause and reflect on the carnage wrought in the US - Iraq War. Nearly 400 US soldiers are dead, and more than 7,500 have been medically evacuated. This means the total number of US casualties is nearly 8,000 in less than eight months.

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/newsArticle.asp?id=1275

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BBC Report: AIDS In China:

This is how China deals with AIDS. Having infected these people the government is leaving them to die. While the officials responsible, do everything they can to stop the outside world from finding out.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5192.htm

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Israeli Minister Won't Destroy Outposts:

Israel's defense minister said Tuesday he has no immediate plans to dismantle Jewish settlement outposts and defended the proposed route of a massive security barrier that cuts deep into the West Bank.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-11-11-mideast_x.htm

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American Workers can safely say, Bye, Bye to the Slice of the American Pie:

I'm just going to blurt it out; tell it like it is. In the words of the venerable, Walter Cronkite, "that's the way it is". Here it is folks; outsourcing is tantamount to legalized slave labor.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5190.htm

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US defies WTO over tariffs ruling:

Trade war fears loom after US rejects final ruling from WTO that its protectionist tariffs are illegal.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/wto/article/0,2763,1082148,00.html

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6 Afghans Die in U.S. Raid:

Some tribal leaders who support the government objected to the operation. One said an attack by American forces on Oct. 30 had killed several of his family members.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/11/international/asia/
11AFGH.html?ex=1069574603&ei=1&en=fe7b19e9fe2d7ad0

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Taliban Capture Two Cities In Afghanistan:

The deputy Governor of Zabul province, Maulvi Muhammad Omar has said that former Taliban have captured two cities of his province.

http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=44584

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Afghanistan: Romanian Soldier Killed, Another Wounded In Ambush

http://www.rferl.org/nca/features/2003/11/11112003182354.asp

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Georgian Republic on the Brink of Armed Conflict:

The former Soviet republic of Georgia is sliding towards chaos. The embattled President Eduard Shevardnadze has fled the capital, and opposition activists have threatened to seize power.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/11/1068329563742.html

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Spain Criticizes US Over Guantanamo:

In a rare admonishment of the United States, Spain's foreign minister said Tuesday the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay was a "major error."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-11-11-spain-gitmo_x.htm

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US blocks payout to Gulf war veterans:

Bush administration blocks compensation for US soldiers captured and tortured during the first Gulf war, arguing that money is now needed for Iraq's reconstruction, say veterans' lawyers.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1082485,00.html

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Rep. Ron Paul:

Mistreating Soldier And Veterans: How sad that some disabled soldiers will die in the next decade without seeing a penny of their concurrent receipt benefits.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul142.html

Date: 11 Nov 2003 21:28:06 -0000

Dreamers and Idiots:

Bush and Blair did everything necessary to prevent the outbreak of peace.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5188.htm

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Survey: Half of Americans, say the war was not worth it

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/
2003/11/10/national1801EST0690.DTL

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Frist Freezes Senate Probe of Prewar Iraq Data :

The Republican leadership of the Senate yesterday took the unusual step of canceling all business of the committee investigating prewar intelligence on Iraq.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14010-2003Nov7.html

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Rockefeller memo:

Here is the full text of the memo from the office of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa.) on setting a strategy for pursuing an independent investigation of pre-war White House intelligence dealings on Iraq.

http://www.hillnews.com/news/110603/memo.aspx

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Iraq: The Authoritarian Drift Of The Bremer Machine:

The Coalition Authority wants to concentrate all powers. The CPA is a strange place that has no connection with Iraqi reality but where everything that happens in the country is decided. Once you're in the "green zone," you leave Iraq:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5189.htm

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Iraqi bound and gagged for protest:

"This man has been detained for making anti-coalition statements."

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/62F3218A-
0044-47E5-AFFB-B93773B4B141.htm

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Iraq Governor Bremer Heads to U.S. at Short Notice

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=
564&u=/nm/20031111/ts_nm/iraq_bremer_dc_1&printer=1

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Bomb Damages U.N. Office in Afghanistan:

In another attack on a foreign aid group in southern Afghanistan, a car bomb exploded outside a United Nations office here Tuesday, wounding at least one person.

http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
article?AID=/20031111/API/311110635&cachetime=5

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Al-Qaida threatens more attacks:

Warning the next targets will be in the Gulf, the US and Iraq.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/
52C6D055-9EFA-43CA-8F08-1C700E64893A.htm

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Soros's Deep Pockets vs. Bush :

Financier Contributes $5 Million More in Effort to Oust President.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/
wp-dyn/A24179-2003Nov10?language=printer

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Families of Iraq war dead condemn Bush visit to UK:

President Bush and his wife Laura will stay at Buckingham Palace and be guests of honour at a state banquet. Anti-war groups plan protests in London, which have contributed to a decision by Downing Street to cancel plans for the President to address both Houses of Parliament.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=461995

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'I feel guilty to be alive'

The Iraq conflict was John Simpson's 34th war and, thanks to the American bomb that killed his translator, it was nearly his last. He's still angry about it, he tells Libby Brooks, but that won't keep him from the next warzone

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1082351,00.html

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Paul Krugman: Support the Troops:

Retired military officers, like Gen. Anthony Zinni – formerly President Bush's envoy to the Middle East – have started to offer harsh, indeed unprintable, assessments of administration policies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/11/opinion/11KRUG.html

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US goods set to double in price as Europe plans huge trade war:

The World Trade Organisation gave the European Union permission yesterday to impose huge import tariffs, which will allow price increases of between 8 and 100 per cent on a range of goods.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=462607

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Arrested Russian Businessman Is Carlyle Group Adviser :

Carlyle, known for the glittering roster of former statesmen among its partners and advisers, has ties to both Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev, the jailed Russian tycoons.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A20638-2003Nov10.html

See also: Exposed: The Carlyle Group A Must Watch Documentary

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

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Former Soviet republic on brink of armed conflict

The former Soviet republic of Georgia is sliding towards chaos. The embattled President Eduard Shevardnadze has fled the capital, and opposition activists have threatened to seize power.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/11/1068329563742.html

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Author Al Franken spoke to a packed house this weekend at the National Conference on Media Reform about the Bush administration, the Fox News lawsuit and why Bill O'Reilly is "a pathological liar." Audio

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5184.htm

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U.S. Drops 500-pound Bombs As Gen. Warns Iraqi's:

America's top general in the Middle East has warned community leaders the U.S. military will use stern measures unless they curb attacks against coalition forces. "We have the capabilities and equipment."

http://tinyurl.com/ugg9

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Robert Fisk: Frightening winds swirl around the House of Saud :

The Saudi royal family - that part still desperate for US assistance - provided plenty of reasons during the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq for their Arab enemies to attack them.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5185.htm

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Saudis Fear More "al-Qaeda" Attacks:

Anonymous postings on Arabic websites over the past three to four weeks have hinted at "a wave of violence coming on quite a big scale", Saudi dissident Saad al-Fagih said yesterday.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/10/1068329485234.html

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The evangelicals who like to giftwrap Islamophobia :

The world's largest children's Christmas project has a toxic agenda. What is astonishing is that Christian fundamentalists have managed to persuade millions that their warped version of Christianity is the real thing.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5187.htm

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Report: No Evidence Iran Was Making Nukes:

The report, drawn up by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says Iran has been cooperating with the agency since September

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-
woiran1110,0,2991911.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

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Scotland Yard fury over Bush visit:

"American officials want a virtual three-day shutdown of central London in a bid to foil disruption of the visit by anti-war protestors. They are demanding that police ban all marches and seal off the city centre."

http://www.thisislondon.com/til/jsp/modules/
Article/print.jsp?itemId=7602147

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Troops Awaiting Deployment Hear of Mounting Casualties:

"No one wants to go," said Suree Valenzuela, a 31-year-old headquarters company staff sergeant.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-
ushood1110,0,4368169.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

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A SOLDIER TOO - The Selling of Veterans Day 2003:

Most residents of the brothel we still call the American fourth estate have decided to focus their short-span attention once again on the more lucrative news stories of this war. Among them, of course the story - real or imagined - of former Army Private Jessica Lynch.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5186.htm

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For some veterans, every day is veterans' day:

Veterans Day sales, speeches, salutes. The November 11 holiday carved out of World War I's Armistice Day has become a hollow cliche, a platform for politicians to wax patriotic far from any battlefield.

http://www.vaiw.org/vet/modules.php?op=
modload&name=News&file=article&sid=228

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"My Son Died For Oil"

In a Democracy Now! Veterans Day Special We Hear From Military Families of Soldiers in Iraq

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/11/11/156207

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Will Your Name Trigger Airport Security Personnel?

It's a "no-fly" list consisting of people who are not allowed to fly because they are, or are suspected of, being a threat; a "selectees" list of people who may be allowed to fly, but only after intense scrutiny.

http://www.wpxi.com/target11/2621067/detail.html

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Police State : Is your State part of the MATRIX?:

The Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, initiated funding for a pilot, proof-of-concept project titled the Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (MATRIX).

http://www.iir.com/matrix/

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Defense Department Deletes Notice About Draft Boards

http://www.thememoryhole.org/mil/draft-boards.htm

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High court to hear Guantanamo challenges:

The Supreme Court intervened for the first time in the war on terrorism, announcing today that it will review the legal status of the 660 suspected terrorists currently being held in near-total secrecy in a U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20031110-102010-9141r.htm

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New textbooks rewrite history in Iraq through omission:

The Ministry of Education under the U.S.-led coalition government removed any content considered "controversial," including the 1991 Gulf War; the Iran-Iraq war; and all references to Israelis, Americans or Kurds.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/
2001787201_historyiraq10.html

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Iraqi authorities probed for allegedly rigging tenders

Lawyers working for the US-led occupying forces in Iraq have made a recommendation to delay signing three telecom contracts last month to allow time to investigate claims of nepotism by Iraqi authorities in choosing the network providers.

http://www.albawaba.com/headlines/TheNews.php3?
sid=263126&lang=e&dir=business

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U.S. appointed Iraqi Council member killed: Iraqis staged a noisy protest march in Baghdad Monday after the disputed shooting of an Iraqi Council member by U.S. military guards, reports said.

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20031110-120435-4382r.htm

Date: 10 Nov 2003 18:36:02 -0000

U.S. Military Policeman Killed in Iraq:

In Sadr City, a poor, mainly Shiite quarter of eastern Baghdad, witnesses Monday said that a U.S. soldier shot and killed the head of the district's U.S.-appointed municipal council in a weekend altercation.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ats-ap_
top11nov10,1,4241473.story?coll=chi-news-hed

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Bremer Sees More Iraq Attacks, Oilman Shot

In the latest attack on the oil sector vital to Iraq's reconstruction, three gunmen opened fire on an oil company executive's car, wounding him in the leg and killing his son.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-iraq.html

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Cowardly senators duck Iraq $s vote:

The exclusive club called the U.S. Senate has 100 members. This week 94 of them ducked and ran before a pre-arranged voice vote gave President Bush the $87.5 billion war check he wanted.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5183.htm

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Case for war made up, say top names :

An unprecedented array of United States intelligence professionals, diplomats and former Pentagon officials have gone on record to lambast the Bush Administration for its distortion of the case for war against Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5179.htm

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Richard Perle Says Iraq Peace Offer Was a Trap :

The Bush administration has been accused by Democrats of being overeager to go to war with Iraq, ignoring possible diplomatic avenues to peace.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?
type=topNews&storyID=3784078

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Rumsfeld Retreats, Disclaims Earlier Rhetoric:

In the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld said U.S. forces would be welcomed by the Iraqi citizenry and that Saddam Hussein had large stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. Now Rumsfeld - is denying that he ever made such assertions.

http://www.starbanner.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2003211090375

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Scott Ritter:

Defining the resistance in Iraq - it's not foreign and it's well prepared

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5182.htm

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Then & now: U.S. occupations

Leaders promised fast results in Haiti and Iraq - then met hard going

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/7209248.htm

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A President MIA from Public Grief Over Casualties:

American soldiers are coming home each day, DOA at Dover, Del. More than 200 of them have been smuggled back into the country in this fashion since the mission in Iraq was declared accomplished. Stealth patriots.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/
chronicle/archive/2003/11/09/INGLQ2R6SI1.DTL

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Filling a suit isn't enough any more:

Unlike Presidents Reagan, Bush I and Clinton, who all attended memorial ceremonies for troops killed in overseas terrorist attacks, Bush II declines to be present at services for soldiers who have died in Iraq. The pictures wouldn't be helpful.

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/11/09/Columns/Filling_a_suit_isn_t_.shtml

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Where are 'troop supporters' now?:

Many of us who protested the Bush Administration's massive bombing in Afghanistan, and its all-out invasion of Iraq earlier this year, were criticized – and even physically threatened – by some in our community for not "supporting our troops."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5180.htm

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Who really supported troops?:

So just who truly supported the troops? Those who sent them to Iraq with no clear plan for bringing them home again or those who warned, don't go there.

http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/opinion_columnists/
article/0,1406,KNS_364_2409062,00.html

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Backyard terrorism:

The US has been training terrorists at a camp in Georgia for years - and it's still at it

http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,583254,00.html

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

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'It would be laughable, were it not so pathetic':

Mr Bush proclaimed a new 'forward strategy' for advancing freedom in the Middle East...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1081365,00.html

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Ineffective Iraqi council angers its US backers:

"We're unhappy with all of them. They're not acting as a legislative or governing body, and we need to get moving," one well-placed US official said.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/09/1068329422664.html

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N. Korea fully nuclear,

CIA says No doubts now it can detonate arms, Congress told

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=
/c/a/2003/11/09/MNGVG2TQAQ1.DTL

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Riyadh: a new front against US:

America's fortunes in the Gulf were in free-fall yesterday after a suicide bombing in Riyadh late on Saturday that appeared to be aimed at undermining the Saudi monarchy, the United States' key ally in the region.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=462253

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Saudi Says 11 Killed, 22 Injured:

Eleven people were killed, including four children, and 122 injured when suspected al Qaeda suicide bombers blew up an explosive-laden car in a Riyadh housing compound on Sunday, the state news agency SPA said.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
O45MBKRSEKHEYCRBAELCFEY?type=topNews&storyID=3783580

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Saud v al-Qaida: Only one can Survive:

Political dissidents say the Saudi government, an undemocratic monarchy that has long rejected calls for more transparent representative government, fuels support for al-Qaida by crushing all dissent.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DFA9
71C7-95DC-44AC-A33F-804F2E927661.htm

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US soldier killed in Iraq mine blast:

A US soldier was killed in Baghdad when his vehicle ran over a mine, the US military command in Baghdad said Sunday.

http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=192068&n=28

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Wounded Numbers: As of today, the official wounded count stands at 2230.

As usual though, gov't numbers are untrustworthy. the military hospital in Landstuhl, which has treated more than 7,000 injured and ill service members from the Iraq war.

http://www.antiwar.com/blog/comments.php?id=P242_0_1_0

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'No President has lied so baldly and so often':

"The intelligence process is a bit like virginity," says Ray McGovern, who worked as a CIA analyst for 27 years. "Once you prostitute it, it's never the same. Your credibility never recovers.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=461946

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Vietnam and Iraq: How public opinion shifts:

Republican Sen. John McCain, "This is the first time I have seen a parallel to Vietnam in terms of information the administration is putting out versus the actual situation on the ground."

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20031109/frontpage/145139.shtml

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Mossad chief: invasion has created a holy war:

A former chief of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, has accused the United States and Britain of lack of foresight over the Iraq invasion and warned of even greater violence unless the civic infrastructure is established quickly.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=461945

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Case for war confected, say top US officials:

"There was never a clear and present danger. There was never an imminent threat. Iraq - and we have very good intelligence on this - was never part of the picture of terrorism," says Mel Goodman, a veteran CIA analyst who now teaches at the National War College.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=461953

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8 killed as Taliban attack Afghan district offices

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_451908,00050004.htm

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Israeli troops kill 6 in Gaza and West Bank:

Israeli soldiers on the lookout for Palestinian militants killed at least six people yesterday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

http://tinyurl.com/uf3z

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Dr Hanan Ashrawi's Sydney Peace Prize address

It is precisely during such times of adversity and pain, of violence and victimisation, of unilateralism and militarism, of ideological fundamentalism and absolutist exclusivity, that the world is most in need of voices and forces of sanity, reason and moral responsibility - the genuine building blocks of peace.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/05/1067989611611.html

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2 U.S. Paratroopers Killed West Of Baghdad:

Insurgents killed two U.S. paratroopers and wounded another west of Baghdad on Saturday as the U.S. military cracked down on residents of Saddam Hussein's hometown.

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20031108_302.html

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Robert Fisk: How we denied democracy to the Middle East:

We created this place, drew its borders, weaned their grotesque dictators. And we expect the Arabs to trust Mr Bush's promise?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5177.htm

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In case you missed it:

US supplied anthrax to Iraq: Hidden from view for nine years, these hitherto unreported Senate papers reveal a tale of intrigue and deception which goes right to the heart of the American system.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3887.htm

More background on CIA, Iraq & Saddam

http://tinyurl.com/u7q8

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What I Have to Say About George W. Bush, Blood-thirsty Christians, Homophobes & People Who Don't Use Their Blinkers.

First, George W. Bush is an odd combination of ridiculous and dangerous. He's sort of an evil idiot savant. He also is the perfect poster boy for hypocrisy

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5178.htm

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America stirs hornet's nest of revenge:

Angry Iraqi villagers are supporting resistance to the occupying powers.

http://tinyurl.com/u6ct

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Elite Death Squad Hunts bin Laden:

The US military chief in Iraq has formed a secret commando force to hunt Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, it emerged yesterday.

http://tinyurl.com/uf53

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Ex Iraqi Oil Minister: Corruption Is Rife in Oil Industry:

"In Iraq nowadays, signs of corruption, commission and bribery have resurfaced and might be even at a larger scale than whatever happened during (the) Saddam Hussein (era),"

http://www.dowjonesnews.com/sample/
samplestory.asp?StoryID=2003110516430011&Take=1

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Palestine: Mahmud, 10, went looking for songbirds ... and died in hail of bullets

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=461648

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Red Cross Plans To Close 2 Offices In Iraq:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq-Red-Cross.html?ex=1069296884&ei=1&en=b73718fb026b4007

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Army orders mother of seven back to duty in Iraq:

A soldier mother faces punishment for refusing to return to duty in Iraq to avoid losing custody of two children.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/08/1068243307816.html

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Critics condemn U.S. torture by proxy:

The U.S., deportation of suspects to countries where torture is conducted by proxy - "rendition" as it is known in American intelligence circles – is part of a larger pattern that is causing alarm

http://tinyurl.com/uf5n

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FBI to Website Owner: 'We Are Watching You':

One agent said that visits like these are increasingly common as the government seeks out information on threats to the U.S.

http://www.counterpunch.org/cassel11072003.html

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1100 killed as civil war flares :

In the two months since the collapse of a ceasefire agreement, more than 1100 people, many of them civilians, have died in renewed fighting between Maoist rebels and US-backed Government forces struggling to maintain control of this picturesque mountain kingdom

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/07/1068013392330.html

 

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County sells woman's farm over $572 tax bill:

An 89-year-old woman could be evicted from her home of more than 50 years for missing one tax payment of $572

http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/
index.ssf?/base/news/1068201024262541.xml

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Contracts Go to Allies of Chalabi:

Businessmen with close ties to a leading – and controversial – member of Iraq's Governing Council have won large contracts for the country's reconstruction, leading to charges by some council members and other Iraqis that the actions are fueling a cronyism that threatens to sabotage the nation-building effort.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/
la-fg-contracts7nov07,0,4832819.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

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Bremer Plans to Enlarge, Refocus Iraq Occupation Authority:

The U.S. civilian administrator of Iraq said Thursday that he intends to increase the size of the American-led occupation authority, giving two new deputies key responsibilities for managing the influx of nearly $20 billion in new reconstruction funds

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/
A9898-2003Nov6?language=printer

 

Date: 7 Nov 2003 20:48:02 -0000

8 U.S. Soldiers Killed In Iraq:

The latest confirmed U.S. military fatalities bring to at least 31 the number of American troops killed action in 7 days.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=
story&cid=540&e=1&u=/ap/20031107/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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US Officers: Hostile Fire Downed Black Hawk, Killing 6

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/sh/news/
stories/news-261902120031107-051147.html

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Saddam's desperate offers to stave off war :

Washington dismissed Iraq's peace feelers, including elections and weapons pledge, put forward via diplomatic channels and US hawk Perle

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5172.htm

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U.S. Rejects Iraqi Peace Offer? :

A series of articles explores the evidence that the U.S. rejected Iraqi peace overtures prior to the invasion.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5173.htm

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It's Time to Wake Up, America:

The truth about the war and occupation of Iraq is that it was planned long before 9/11. The tragic events of that day were used by the Bush Administration to push through a plan that had long been in the works to overthrow Saddam Hussein and take control of Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5176.htm

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Iraq Spins Out of Control: Where are the Democrats and the peace movement?

This official sense of denial is the scariest part of the whole Iraqi debacle. At least Richard Nixon came into office recognizing that somehow or other, the U.S. had to figure a way out of Vietnam.

http://www.laweekly.com/ink/03/51/dissonance-cooper.php

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Neocon-Friendly Solutions for Manning Shortfalls in the War Against Terror:

Wounded soldiers cause media problems when they mention they are required to pay for their hospital meals or don't have air conditioning.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski47.html

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Canadian Man Deported by U.S. Details Torture in Syria:

Anonymous officials told the Washington Post that the U.S. knowingly sends suspects abroad to be tortured. Democracy Now speaks with Maher Arar.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5174.htm

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Iraq: Cancel the contracts. Ditch the deals. Rip up the rules:

Any movement serious about Iraqi self-determination must call not only for an end to Iraq's military occupation, but to its economic colonization as well. That means reversing the shock therapy reforms that US occupation chief Paul Bremer has fraudulently passed off as "reconstruction"

http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20031124&s=klein

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Where Is The $87 That Bush Asked For Going?:

http://www.lonsberry.com/writers/LBonsberry/index.cfm?story=5627

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Foreign central banks hold $1 trln of US debt-Fed:

http://www.forbes.com/home_asia/newswire/2003/11/06/rtr1138988.html

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Read It and Weep:

I visited a public school in Northwest Washington. Some friends were holding a benefit to raise money for a library that had no books, desks, chairs or computers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6687-2003Nov5.html

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Report: Pentagon Officials Fly in Style :

Military and civilian defense officials improperly used government credit cards to buy 68,000 first-class or business-class airline seats when they were supposed to fly coach, congressional investigators concluded Thursday.

http://tinyurl.com/u0pn

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Ricky Nelson Wasn't The Only "Poor Little Fool":

Take our illustrious conservative movement for example. The only people who are paid any attention are the "big" people. Unless your wallet is fat enough, or you happen to stumble upon fame and fortune by some quirk of fate, there isn't a conservative leader out there who would give you the time of day.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5175.htm

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'Making Iraq permanently dependent on the US for its defence':

Reports from knowledgeable Iraqi sources suggest that U.S. bases are already being built in the western desert, in the north, center and south of Iraq

http://www.jordantimes.com/Thu/opinion/opinion2.htm

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Iraqi Doctors Dispute Lynch Rape Claim

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq-Jessica-Lynch.html?ex=1069236089&ei=1&en=56ec58d2aa6d1f90

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Jessica Lynch Criticizes US Accounts of Her Ordeal:

In her first public statements since her rescue in Iraq, Jessica Lynch criticized the military for exaggerating accounts of her rescue and re-casting her ordeal as a patriotic fable.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/07/national/07LY
NC.html?ex=1069186468&ei=1&en=1555f6066fdd84cb

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US television documentary:

Arafat has accumulated in his private accounts more than $800 million from aid originally appropriated to the Palestinian Authority.

http://www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=262816&lang=e&dir=news

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`Israel is bad for the Jews' :

The behavior of a self-described Jewish state affects the way everyone else looks at Jews... but the depressing truth is that Israel today is bad for the Jews ...to convert Israel from a Jewish state to a binational one would cause far less disruption to most Jews and Arabs

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/357713.html

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Israel faces a new enemy: poverty

While the bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict captures headlines, for many Israelis a more intractable problem is now the daily struggle to get by.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/07/1068013392249.html

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The spy who was left out in the cold:

The US Department of Justice is doing everything in its power - and some things that aren't - to prevent even the tiniest detail of Lau's highly classified work from becoming public.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/EK07Ad03.html

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Spotlight on war in the shadows :

Perhaps the ultimate secret of the undercover war in Iraq is an organisation known to insiders as "The Activity" and to others by the codename "Grey Fox" - Its operations were originally hidden from even the scrutiny of the US Congress.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5169.htm

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Woolsey Pushes Constitutional Monarchy for Iraq:

Some observers saw the proposal as a backhanded strategy to advance two regional actors – former Jordanian Crown Prince Hassan and Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.11.07/news3b.woolseyside.html

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War declared on resistance:

The Los Angeles Times has ordered its journalists to stop describing anti-American forces in Iraq as resistance fighters

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/06/1068013331454.html

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U.S. Foreign Military Sales By Country:

The United States administration is required by Congress to prepare an annual report on military assistance, military exports, and military imports . This report provides the most detailed official accounting available of specific U.S. weapons systems exported or licensed for export to governments or private buyers around the world.

http://www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/655-2002/6552002.html

 

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