Information Clearing House Archive         For the Month of November 2003 – Part 3
Date: 18 Nov 2003 19:46:06 -0000

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U.S.'s 'Iron Hammer' Code Name 1st Used by Nazis:

The U.S. military's code name for a crackdown on resistance in Iraq was also used by the Nazis for an aborted operation to damage the Soviet power grid during World War II.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20031118/us_nm/iraq_hammer_dc

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U.S. Media Sanctions Campaign of Atrocities in Iraq :

All indications are that the White House and Pentagon are preparing an onslaught of military violence against the resistance in Iraq that will include the most barbaric methods, including mass killings and the establishment of concentration camps for suspected opponents.

http://www.unobserver.com/layout5.php?id=1187&blz=1

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Bush seeks ' enemy' label for U.S. citizen:

A federal appeals judge said Monday it would be "a sea change" in the Constitution to allow the Bush administration to designate Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen suspected in an alleged dirty bomb plot as an "enemy combatant."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5239.htm

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Jose Padilla Is YOU:

A Readers Commentary.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5246.htm

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FBI may collect juveniles' DNA :

DNA profiles from hundreds of thousands of juvenile offenders and adults arrested but not convicted of crimes could be added to the FBI's national DNA crime-fighting program under a proposed law moving through Congress.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-11-16-fbi-juvenile-dna_x.htm

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4,000 names given to military recruiters:

The Oakland school district turned over names and phone numbers of almost 4,000 students to military recruiters this week, in a controversial move required to comply with federal law.

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1726~1768911,00.html

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Mayor of London, says Bush is ' greatest threat to life on planet':

Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, launched a stinging attack on President George Bush last night, denouncing him as the "greatest threat to life on this planet that we've most probably ever seen".

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5242.htm

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Is Bush Really An "Incoherent" "Moran" As Many Brits And Canadians Think?:

It was sickening to hear right-wing commentators bash Canadians, suggesting they were cowardly. Let me remind them that Canadian soldiers were dying fighting Hitler in 1939, three years before any American troops tangled with the Wehrmacht.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5245.htm

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The Bush visit in numbers:

A total of 14,000 Metropolitan Police officers - including several hundred armed officers - will be on duty in London over the four days, plus 1,300 in the North-east for the visit to Sedgefield.

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=464774

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Invitation Only:

My husband was good enough when he was needed to fight your war. His widow and two young children are now deemed not good enough to meet you.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1087618,00.html

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In case you missed it:

CBS. 60 Minutes: Skull And Bones:

There are secrets that George W. Bush guards at least as carefully as any entrusted to a president. He's forbidden to share these secrets even with the vice president -- secrets he has held ever since his days as an undergraduate at Yale.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5244.htm

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The U.S. pushes ' regime change' at its peril :

President George W. Bush's neoconservative advisers, supported enthusiastically by most of Congress and somewhat more hesitantly by Colin Powell's State Department, are drastically jacking up U.S. pressure on Syria.

http://www.iht.com/cgi-bin/generic.cgi?template=articleprint.tmplh&ArticleId=117942

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Rash of incidents hit Iraq's pipeline network:

Two northern Iraqi pipelines went ablaze in northern Iraq, following an explosion and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack, as a fire struck a natural gas pipeline in the same area, official US and Iraqi sources said.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/
2003/11/17/national1634EST0696.DTL&type=printable

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Pentagon signs up 131,000 Iraqi security workers, acknowledges they're not well-trained :

Noting that meteoric rise with skepticism, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said it sounded like someone was "cooking the books."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5243.htm

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Doubts when duty calls:

Inside her house in St. Petersburg, Army Spc. Willie Turner III pulls out photos of his personal journey of war. He shows them to visitors.

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/11/17/Tampabay/Doubts_when_duty_calls.shtml

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Nukes option by U.S. in Korea:

The United States is committed to defending South Korea from an attack by the North and would use nuclear forces if needed, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told the government here yesterday.

http://dynamic.washtimes.com/print_story.cfm?StoryID=20031117-115816-2478r

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UN Smothers Crucial Baghdad Report:

It was a damning indictment, not only of the way that security threats were addressed in Baghdad, but even more so on how Secretary General Kofi Annan runs his shop.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/EK15Aa03.html

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Venezuela Has Reason To Doubt US Claims:

I would humbly suggest that one should not so quickly dismiss the suggestion that the CIA, or some other U.S. intelligence operation, is or has been appropriately involved in Venezuelan internal affairs. Frankly, the track record for the U.S. in Latin America has not been a pretty one.

http://www.sacobserver.com/news/commentary/111703/venezuela_us.shtml

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Seven million died in the ' forgotten' holocaust:

Five years ago, I wrote about the unknown Holocaust in Ukraine. I was shocked to receive a flood of mail from young Americans and Canadians of Ukrainian descent telling me that until they read my column, they knew nothing of the 1932-33 genocide in which Josef Stalin's Soviet regime murdered seven million Ukrainians and sent two million more to concentration camps.

http://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/margolis_nov16.html

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Robert Zoellick's Free Trade Evangelism:

Advocates of free trade insisted privatization would increase efficiency and lowers costs but the opposite happened.

https://www.corpwatch.org/issues/PID.jsp?articleid=9108

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Afghan Road To Ruin:

We're Spending Too Much, Getting Too Little

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
%2Fuclicktext%2F20031117%2Fcm_ucru%2Fafghanroadtoruin

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GIs razing homes of suspected Iraqi insurgents:

In a tactic reminiscent of Israeli crackdowns in the West Bank and Gaza, the U.S. military has begun destroying the homes of suspected guerrilla fighters in Iraq's Sunni Triangle, evacuating women and children, then leveling their houses with heavy weaponry.

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-11/1069138364307900.xml

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Americans turn Tikrit into Iraq's own West Bank:

A town is imprisoned by razor wire. The entrance is guarded by soldiers, protected by sand bags, concrete barricades and a machine-gun nest. Only those people with an identification card issued by the occupation authorities are allowed in or, more importantly, out.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5241.htm

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Museum accused of censoring Palestinian exhibition:

"I think it's shameful for the director of the museum to censor something like this from the view of the public." Among those consulted about the exhibition, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5240.htm

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Israel Rules Out Dismantling Settlements:

Israel will not dismantle Jewish settlements, a senior official travelling with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said on Monday.".

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_18-11-2003_pg7_14

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2 Israeli Soldiers Killed:

A Palestinian gunman, his rifle wrapped in a prayer mat, walked to a West Bank checkpoint and killed two Israeli soldiers at close range Tuesday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3401466,00.html

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We might attack Syria again :

"If Syria ignores the messages Israel has sent it, it may be necessary to send additional messages," Lieutenant General Ya'alon said during a lecture at Tel Aviv University's Dayan Center yesterday.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/361390.html

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US denies Afghan civilians killed:

Local officials in south-eastern Afghanistan say six civilians have been killed in a United States air strike near the Pakistani border.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3278525.stm

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Al Qaeda Threats Unnerve World Markets :

Al Qaeda struck fear into the world's biggest financial markets on Monday after a purported statement from the militant group vowed more suicide bombings against the United States and its European and Asian allies.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
0ATL2I4W1EN1ECRBAEKSFFA?type=businessNews&storyID=3836337

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New US fury misses the mark :

While the United States's new military aggressiveness against opposition targets in Iraq provides good video to lead television news broadcasts, its effectiveness, as well as the latest political strategy to win Iraqi "hearts and minds", remain very much in question.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EK18Ak04.html

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Amputee soldiers ponder bitter-sweet price of survival:

Many soldiers survive attacks that would have killed them a generation ago. But more are returning from Iraq with grievous injuries, including amputations.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/16/1068917671430.html

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Istanbul attacks and hidden agendas:

Claiming a failure of intelligence, the military will most likely now try to get back some of the powers it has enjoyed since the inception of the republic as it considers itself the custodian of founding father Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's legacy of secularism.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EK18Ak03.html

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Turkey blasts: Real suspects silent:

While Turkish officials have been pointing the needle of suspicion at al-Qaeda, some Israeli analysts seem to suspect a possible role by the Iran-backed Hezbollah and/or the Iraq-based Kurdish extremist group called the Ansar al-Islam, which the United States has accused, with no satisfactory evidence, of having links with al-Qaeda.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EK18Ak01.html

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The war on terror may open a Turkish front:

With Turkish officials strongly suggesting that the sophisticated attacks were organized by an international terrorist organization, possibly Al Qaeda, the country could find itself becoming another front in the war on terrorism. That could push Turkey into even closer cooperation with the US and Israel, analysts say - as well as widen Turkey's Islamic-secular divide.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1117/p01s01-woeu.html

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Date: 17 Nov 2003 20:14:05 -0000

Subject: 11/17/03 ICH New

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed North of Baghdad

Two U.S. soldiers were killed Monday in separate incidents north of Baghdad, while an American patrol killed three people at Baghdad's gun market after apparently mistaking the test firings of customers as an attack, officials and witnesses said.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=
story2&u=/ap/20031117/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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Bremer Says Saddam Is Voice of Past, Must Be Killed

"He is around and we need to capture or kill him but he has no future here."

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=
RRST515ECWQNECRBAEOCFFA?type=topNews&storyID=3834617

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Italian official resigns from Iraq advisory council:

Calamai resigns in protest at deep disagreements with coalition's policies which have never been implemented.

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=7837

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US tanks to Darwin for a base that's not a base:

While US officials were keen to say the "logistics and training facility" would not be permanently staffed by Americans and should not be called a military base, it could be a staging post or logistics hub in a regional conflict.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/17/1069027050122.html

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US agrees to international control of its troops in Iraq:

The United States accepts that to avoid humiliating failure in Iraq it needs to bring its forces quickly under international control and speed the handover of power

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5233.htm

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U.S. Army Prepares For Iraqi Stay Until 2006:

U.S. officials said the Central Command has completed a series of contracts that guarantee services and supplies for the next three years.

http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2003/november/11_17_1.html

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Attacks in Afghanistan Are on the Rise :

Gen. Abizaid Calls Combat Situation 'Every Bit as Difficult' as in Iraq.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-
dyn/A42606-2003Nov14?language=printer

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Some Army troops unpaid for weeks, denied medical care :

Army National Guard soldiers activated to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan are plagued with pay-and-benefits problems and even denial of medical care to those wounded, auditors reported.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5234.htm

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Bush Pulls Out of Speech to Parliament:

GEORGE Bush was last night branded chicken for scrapping his speech to Parliament because he feared being heckled by anti-war MPs.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/content_objectid=
13631331_method=full_siteid=50143_headline=-BUSH-
PULLS-OUT-OF-SPEECH-TO-MPS-name_page.html

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Michael Moore: Show that British people don't support Bush:

The President's London photo-opportunities, he hopes, will be tarnished. "That can happen only in one way, and that's a very large physical presence in the streets of London, letting the American people know the people of Great Britain do not support this war and do not support George Bush,"

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/story.jsp?story=464491

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'Surprise-Surprise':

Not surprisingly, this week the Blah government has announced the second highest 'terrorism alert' since 9/11 as a prelude to the visit by Bush the smaller. And like all the 'terrorist alerts' its vagueness verging on the mystical, allows the security state to cast its net very wide indeed.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0140.html

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$28 Million to get DRAFT READY BY JUNE 15, 2005!!:

Oh, so there are "no plans" to re-instate the draft? No, there are just EXERCISES and $28 million extra to get the whole Selective Service ready and open for business by June 15, 2005!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.
php?az=printer_friendly&forum=104&topic_id=716016

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American Gulag :

No American president should have the absolute power to imprison people at will, even when the nation is at war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5238.htm

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Saddam or Not, They Just Don't Want Us There:

The parallels between the recent US action against Iraq and the British invasion in 1920 are disturbingly close, but nobody seems to have noticed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/11/16/
wchop216.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/11/16/ixnewstop.html

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Get mad - and get even :

Bush deserves our rage, but Blair should take the brunt of it. We elected him, now we must get rid of him.

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/columnist/story/0,9321,1086839,00.html

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Hold the Neocons Accountable:

Will neoconservatives be held responsible for orchestrating a war in order to pursue their Middle Eastern agenda? Will they get away with inflicting death and injury on thousands of Iraqis and Americans?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts17.html

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A truly foolish adventure:

The Iraq invasion has proved a gigantic disaster by almost every measure.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/16/1068917668650.html

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Mossad chief : Iran's nuclear program " threatens existence of Israel":

Iran's nuclear program poses the biggest threat to Israel's existence since the country's creation more than five decades ago, the chief of the Mossad overseas intelligence agency warned MPs

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5237.htm

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N Korea 'to accept US terms for nuclear deal':

A foreign ministry spokesman in Pyongyang said it was "willing to realistically abandon nuclear development" when the "US hostile policy toward North Korea is removed".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003
/11/17/wkor17.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/11/17/ixworld.html

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Korea, US fail to agree on troops:

Top defense policymakers of Korea and the United States failed yesterday to find clear breakthroughs on the two major pending issues - Seoul's plan to dispatch additional troops to Iraq and relocation of the U.S. military headquarters out of Seoul.

http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2003/11/18/200311180058.asp

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Welcome to America:

Editor Deemed 'National Threat':

Editor Sue Smethurst said she would lodge a formal complaint with US authorities after she was treated as a threat to national security and deported back to Australia after nearly 15 hours of interrogation at Los Angeles airport.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5235.htm

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Welcome to America:

Grave accusations :

Anne McIlroy questions Canada's role in the deportation and torture of Syrian-born Maher Arar .

http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,1086987,00.html

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Who Are The Insurgents? :

American officials acknowledge that the insurgents are a potent and increasingly structured force.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5236.htm

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'Saddam' Tape Taunts US Military:

A recording purportedly of Saddam Hussein says the occupying forces in Iraq have reached "a dead end".

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5231.htm

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Full Text: 'Lates Saddam' Tape: 11/16/03

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5229.htm

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Zbigniew Brzezinski : To lead, U.S. must give up paranoid policies:

The United States has increasingly embraced, at the highest official level, what can be fairly called a paranoiac view of the world. This is summarized in a phrase repeatedly used at the highest level: "He who is not with us is against us." Let's not forget this was a phrase popularized by Lenin

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5232.htm

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Mr Bush, Their Blood Is On Your Hands

Flash presentation.

http://bushflash.com/ma.html

Exposed: The Carlyle Group A Must Watch Documentary

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

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Breaking The Silence A Must Watch Documentary

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4851.htm

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Maureen Dowd: The world must stop this madman:

No, not Saddam. That other gun-toting, tough-talking cowboy in the Oval Office.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/09/18/1032054864975.html

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U.S. Ignores This Ayatollah in Iraq at Its Own Peril:

This determination to postpone the Iraqi democracy we were supposedly fighting for ignores the views of Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the spiritual leader of Iraq's 15 million Shiite Muslims. No one should have any doubts about either his influence or the fact that we may be ignoring him at our peril.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/
la-oe-cockburn16nov16,1,5606564.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

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Report: US warned Ankara of attacks on Jewish sites:

Washington warned Ankara around two months ago that "terrorists" could hit at Israeli or US targets in the country, according to a Saudi paper.

http://www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=263504&lang=e&dir=news

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Date: 16 Nov 2003 18:15:07 -0000

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DOD Statement on News Reports of al-Qaida and Iraq Connections:

"News reports that the Defense Department recently confirmed new information with respect to contacts between al-Qaida and Iraq in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee are inaccurate. "

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5226.htm

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CIA Finds No Evidence Hussein Sought to Arm Terrorists:

The CIA's search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has found no evidence that former president Saddam Hussein tried to transfer chemical or biological technology or weapons to terrorists, according to a military and intelligence expert.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5227.htm

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Pentagon Propaganda Machine Continues to Spin Lies:

Veterans, Congress, the press, and the people need to stand up and tell the military to stop the lies, threats, and unilateral attacks and instead tell the truth and begin working in an atmosphere of mutual trust and verification ...

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/newsArticle.asp?id=1290

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U.S. Will Help Draft Iraq Constitution :

``We will write into that constitution exactly the kinds of guarantees that were not in Saddam's constitution.,'' L. Paul Bremer told ABC's ``This Week'' from Baghdad. While the U.S.-led occupation will end, Bremer said the presence of coalition forces will not.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3394689,00.html

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What Iraq will get isn't self-rule:

This is a tried and true colonial formula in fact, a dead-ringer for what the British did in Iraq when faced with an insurgency after their post-Ottoman takeover in 1917.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5228.htm

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Governing With All The Keen Skill Of Delta House:

Nearly 400 U.S. body bags later, the White House is only now concluding that it installed Spanky and Our Gang to run Iraq, led by Ahmad Chalabi, the Dennis Kozlowski of the Sunni Triangle?

http://www.tampatrib.com/MGAJ1IXG2ND.html

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Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan :

At least three US soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan after their car went over a mine planted by militants, a top Afghan official said on Saturday, but the US military said that there was only one fatality in the attack.

http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=
en45237&F_catID=&f_type=source

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UN Employee Shot, Killed in Afghanistan:

A French United Nations official was shot and killed Sunday in central Afghanistan when a man on a motorcycle opened fire on her UN vehicle.

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20031116_261.html

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Christian Mullahs Message of Hate:

Like the European "settlers" in US and Australia, the Israeli "settlers" have become the unquestionable legitimate owners of the lands and are constantly portrayed in the mass media as the innocent victim of "terrorism". Notice again how the terms have been conveniently selected, "settlers" instead of "occupiers", and "terrorists" instead of "resistance movement".

http://www.paknews.com/articles.php?id=1&date1=2003-08-01

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18 killed as two US choppers crash in Iraq:

One of the helicopters that crashed on Saturday was hit by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG), a US officer at the scene said.

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8981A0B6-
ACB7-44C3-87C0-011A5C7C87DF.htm

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Cheney ignored war chaos alert :

British warnings that America was failing before the war to prepare properly for a crumbling security situation in Iraq after Saddam Hussein was ousted were ignored by Vice President Dick Cheney and the Pentagon.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12239,1086438,00.html

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Sen. Ernest F. Hollings: 'My Cambodian Moment: Discovering The Truth In Iraq'.

We should have listened to former President "Papa" Bush, who wrote in "A World Transformed," "We should not march into Baghdad ... turning the whole Arab world against us ... assigning young soldiers ... to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerrilla war."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5222.htm

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Stan Goff: 'Hold on to your humanity:

An open letter to GIs in Iraq': They'll throw you away like a used condom when they are done. Ask the vets who are having their benefits slashed out from under them now. Bushfeld and their cronies are parasites, and they are the sole beneficiaries of the chaos you are learning to live in. They get the money. You get the prosthetic devices, the nightmares, and the mysterious illnesses.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5224.htm

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US stays blind to Iraqi casualties:

THE WHITE HOUSE always said it would never count how many Iraqi parents we killed to liberate their children. We would never count how many toddlers we blew to pieces to free their elders. We would never count how many nuclear families we vaporized. We would never know if we razed a village to save a child.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5225.htm

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You won't believe what happens next:

James Baldwin said that Nazism thrived not because most Germans were evil but because most were spineless. One cowardly compromise after another, quickly created a climate in which the rare act of courage, however splendid, became futile. Is that what is happening to us? Perhaps.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5223.htm

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Sept. 11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Royals Dismissed:

A US district court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against both Prince Sultan, second deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, and Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi ambassador to Britain, brought by victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York and Washington.

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=
0&article=35171&d=16&m=11&y=2003

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'Shoot-to-kill' demand by US :

Home Secretary David Blunkett has refused to grant diplomatic immunity to armed American special agents and snipers travelling to Britain as part of President Bush's entourage this week.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1086397,00.html

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For Middle Class, Health Insurance Becomes a Luxury:

Mr. Thornton is one of more than 43 million people in the United States who lack health insurance, and their numbers are rapidly increasing because of ever soaring cost and job losses.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/16/national/16INSU.html?hp

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20 people killed in two large blasts near Istanbul synagogues:

According to the Jewish Agency, six of those killed in the blasts and eighty of those wounded have been identified as Jews.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/360960.html

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Suicide Car Bombers Kill 23 in Turkey :

Suicide car bombers attacked two synagogues in downtown Istanbul at almost the same time Saturday, killing 23 people, the interior minister said.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3390428,00.html

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UK on Second Highest Terror Alert:

Britain's security services have been put on their second highest state of alert amid intelligence of a possible al-Qaeda attack.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3272569.stm

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400th US serviceman dies in Iraq

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3390263,00.html

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U.S. casualties from Iraq war top 9,000:

Total casualties among all services are more than 9,200, and represents an increase of nearly 3,000 non-combat medical evacuations reported since the first week of October.

http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20031113-074311-4128r

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U.S. Helicopter Crashes in Northern Iraq : `

`A quick reaction force is securing area,'' said a military spokesman who spoke on condition of anonymity. The spokesman did not know the type of helicopter that went down.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3391564,00.html

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U.S. to End Iraq Administration by June:

American administrators will hand over sovereignty to a new transitional government by June, the Iraqi Governing Council said Saturday, announcing an accelerated U.S. plan for ending the occupation of Iraq.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=
/ap/20031115/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq&cid=540&ncid=716

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Rumsfeld Warns US Troops Could Stay in Iraq for Many Years

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=463882

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Rice: U.S. has no evidence Iraq hid WMDs in Syria

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/360957.html

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Is ŒFacility 1391– Israel's version of Guantanamo Bay?

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/15_11_03/art19.asp

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Energy policy set for overhaul as Republicans reach deal :

Congressional Republicans on Friday finished a draft of a broad energy bill that would aim billions of dollars in tax breaks to energy industries.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-ener15.html

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Sales down as consumers hold back:

Sales at the nation's retailers fell by 0.3 percent last month, following a 0.4 percent decline in September, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/2223775

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Job Layoffs:

Where are all these jobs everyone (media) is so ecstatic about?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5219.htm

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The Real Jobs Numbers:

If you look at the numbers, the current slump is setting records in terms of sustained job loss, and the decline in wage and salary income, among other areas. Why should you be skeptical of those who report a rosy future in the job market?

http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9351

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Dear American Worker:

I apologize for my ignorance and that of many of my fellow Americans. I apologize, too, for my shortsighted eagerness to get the best buy I could, and for my silly desire to save a few extra pennies, or a few more dollars.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5221.htm

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Why Chickenhawks Matter:

George W. Bush; Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Tom DeLay, Elliott Abrams--to a man, all found better things to do than join the armed forces during Vietnam, a war most of them supported.

http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20031201&s=alterman

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Mike Davis on war crimes:

Our military has started dropping 500-pound bombs around the flashpoints of Falluja and Tikrit. In a guerrilla war, this is the equivalent of conceding defeat in the struggle for popular support in an area. A 500-pound bomb is a completely indiscriminate weapon.

http://www.nationinstitute.org/tomdispatch/index.mhtml

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Noam Chomsky:

Invasion as Marketing Problem: The Iraq War and Contempt for Democracy

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/arrticle5220.htm

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U.S. General Treads Carefully in Iraq:

The tribal sheiks in Anbar had a clear message for Maj. Gen. Charles H. Swannack Jr. -- the detention of Iraqi women is only creating new enemies for America.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq-Walking-a-Minefield.html?ex=1069835171&ei=1&en=f2f50e562caae20e

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Iran Leader Rips U.S. Occupation of Iraq:

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said U.S. troops ``are being slapped in the face every day by Iraqis.''

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iran-US-Democracy.html?ex=1069835278&ei=1&en=069336c736043d9c

In case you missed it:

AIPAC and the Iraqi opposition :

The INC's invitation to the ( AIPAC) conference reflects a first attempt to disclose the links between the American Jewish community and the Iraqi opposition, after years in which the two sides have taken pains to conceal them. Revelation of overly close links with Jews will not serve the interests of the organizations aspiring to lead the Iraqi people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5218.htm

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Double standards exist in Iran nuclear probe:

„We see that there are double standards and that one country is singled out while there is silence about Israel, which owns weapons of mass destruction,‰

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_15-11-2003_pg4_12

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F-16I fighter jet to be sent to Israel unveiled in Texas :

The first in a fleet of the most advanced F-16 fighter jets will soon be sent to Israel, Lockheed Martin officials announced Friday.

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/360955.html

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Air Force raid in Syria included buzzing of President Assad's palace

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/360941.html

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Roadside Bomb Kills 2 GIs in Central Iraq:

Iraq's growing lawlessness claimed more American victims when two soldiers were killed and three wounded when their convoy was attacked with a roadside bomb.

http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2003/11/14/ap/Headlines/d7uqjc500.txt

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US Special Ops Soldier Killed in Afghanistan:

A US special operations force soldier was killed in Afghanistan Friday when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a roadside bomb.

http://wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=
Breaking&storyId=798948&tw=wn_wire_story

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Five dead in house blast:

AN explosion ripped through a house in southern Russia today, killing five Interior Ministry soldiers and wounding as many as 10 more, Russian officials said.

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_
page/0,5936,7873463%255E1702,00.html

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Behind the Lines:

Indonesia may claim success in its major offensive against the Acehnese, but that's not how it looked to William Nessen when he joined the guerillas in the jungle.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/14/1068674378807.html

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Bush and Blair - the betrayal :

America's first loyalty was to Ariel Sharon, not the prime minister. In the internal struggle over peace in the Middle East, the neo-conservatives within the administration prevailed. Elliot Abrams, chief of Middle East affairs at the NSC, was their main man.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5209.htm

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By George! :

How were the Queen and Tony Blair to know in 2001, when they extended the invitation for President Bush to make his state visit next week, that two years later it would be shaping up as the most fraught and ill-timed exercise of its kind in living memory?

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=463147

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Blair ' dishonest, shallow and cheap' in justifying Bush visit, says Cook

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=463560

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UK Ready to Send More Troops to Iraq:

The foreign secretary, Jack Straw, has suggested that more British troops will be sent to Iraq if they are needed to cope with the country's deteriorating security situation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1084324,00.html

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Deal on 9/11 Briefings Lets White House Edit Papers:

In its statement, the victims' family group, the Family Steering Committee, said the agreement would "prevent a full uncovering of the truth and is unacceptable.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5213.htm

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What did Bush know before 9/11 attacks?:

Did U.S. President George W. Bush receive - and ignore - advance warning of a plan by Al Qaeda to hijack passenger planes and fly them into buildings in the United States?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5211.htm

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U.S. Civilian Contractor Killed In Iraq:

Suspected insurgents raked a convoy with automatic gunfire, killing a U.S. civilian contractor and wounding another American, a U.S. military official said Friday.

http://tinyurl.com/v0u3

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Pentagon Limits Funeral Coverage :

"It concerns me, because you can't understand the true cost of war if you can't see the amputees and the people who have been killed," said Steve Robinson, executive director of the National Gulf War Resource Center, a veterans group. "The results of war have to be witnessed at graveside, whether you like it or not."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A38338-2003Nov13?language=printer

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A Farewell To Law:

The lawless unilateral decision of the Bush Administration to declare war on Iraq was supposed to be legitimised afterwards. History shows it often happens to illegal actions that are successful. Yet, it did not happen with Iraq where the situation worsens every day.

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/opinion.asp?ArticleID=102804

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A Must Read.

GCHQ whistleblower charged :

"Any disclosures that may have been made were justified because they exposed serious illegality and wrongdoing on the part of the US government which attempted to subvert our own security services. A Must Read.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5215.htm

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3 U.S. GIs Face Charges in POW Abuse Case :

U.S. military prosecutors have decided to prosecute three American soldiers from Pennsylvania on charges of abusing Iraqi prisoners of war, a U.S. Army spokesman said Friday.

http://tinyurl.com/v1f5

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Patrick Seale:

Who Will Be The Next Victim Of US : Is the US preparing to administer a dose of its Iraqi medicine to other states in the area? Has the neo-con agenda of softening up the area to make it comply with US and Israeli demands been given a new lease of life?

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/Opinion.asp?ArticleID=102893

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And then there was one . . .:

In his farewell address to the nation in 1796, George Washington, himself the country's greatest soldier, urged future generations to "avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which under any form of government are inauspicious to liberty".

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/13/1068674312204.html

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Tokyo and Seoul backtrack on Iraq:

On the eve of a visit by Donald Rumsfeld, Japan and South Korea have backed away from committing more troops to support U.S. operations in Iraq.

http://www.iht.com/articles/117641.htm

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Iraq: the crumbling coalition:

Despite claiming in February that it had assembled a coalition of at least 30 "willing" nations, America has been unable to assemble a credible group prepared to provide troops in the numbers required.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=463564

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Troops In Iraq By Country

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5217.htm

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''George Bush killed my son,'' Rosemary Dietz Slavenas said.

''I believe my son Brian died not for his country but because of our country's lack of a coherent and civilized foreign policy."

http://www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-pilot14.html

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U.S. Death Toll By State:

[Is it a coincidence that states who have the largest number of deaths are also states with the biggest immigrant populations?]

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5216.htm

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The hidden cost of Bush's war:

Officials say that 20 per cent of the wounded have suffered "severe brain injuries" while 70 per cent had wounds with the "potential for resulting in brain injury". About 600 have been dispatched to a specialist burns unit in San Antonio, Texas.

http://tinyurl.com/v1ft

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Some Evidence That Bush Is Waking To Reality:

Watching a subdued George W. Bush these days - his cockiness visible only at Republican fundraisers - I am reminded of the late Shah of Iran.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s989694.htm

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Former Israeli security chiefs blast government:

Four former heads of Israel's Shin Bet security service launched an unprecedented joint attack on government policy towards the Palestinians in an interview in which they called for withdrawal from occupied land

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5214.htm

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Facility 1391: Israel's secret prison :

It has been removed from maps and airbrushed from aerial photographs. But Facility 1391 certainly exists - you just have to ask the Palestinians and Lebanese who have been imprisoned and tortured there.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/
A33847-2003Nov12?language=printer

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Hidden Face of Homelessness :

In a patch of trash-littered woods behind a Southern Maryland strip mall, Charlotte Mumford leans on her walker and thinks about the winter.

http://tinyurl.com/v1g3

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Afghan Taliban Says Leader's Voice on Tape :

A recorded voice purportedly of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar admonished guerrillas who have abandoned a "Jihad" against foreign troops and urged renewed resistance, two years after American invaders drove him from power.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5210.htm

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Taliban regrouping outside Afghanistan:

There's evidence that Taliban fighters are regrouping in sanctuaries inside Pakistan. Two years after the hardline militia's withdrawal from Kabul, Afghanistan is preparing for a critical new year with its first elections scheduled and a troubled program to disarm key warlords.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5207.htm

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Testing times ahead for Afghanistan:

Dr Ahmed also says the massive opium crop which has just been harvested will only add to the difficulties facing the country.

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0139.html

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The Media's Double Standard':

I first came across Cooper's 'double standard' thesis in the Observer newspaper, where its unabashed appeal to 'civilised' people passed by without a whimper of opposition from the 'liberals

http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0139.html

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Dollar Heads for Biggest Weekly Loss Against Euro in Six Months

The dollar fell against the euro, headed for its biggest weekly loss in six months, after Europe's economy returned to growth and the Federal Reserve signaled it won't raise interest rates in coming months.

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid
=af2glA0QLcSU&refer=top_world_news

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Italy furious after US Navy tried to cover up sub accident

The US Navy covered up for nearly a month an incident during which a 7,000 tonne nuclear powered submarine from the US Navy's Sixth Fleet in Italy ran violently aground in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sardinia last month, a US Naval official confirmed Thursday.

http://www.bellona.no/en/international/russia/
nuke_industry/co-operation/31750.html

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