Information Clearing House  Digest November 1-9 2004
Date: 9 Nov 2004

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It's the people stupid!

By Jerry Ghinelli

“Good Americans‰ are repulsed by a couple of gays holding hands in public, but not by the severed limbs and destruction of a poor and impoverished people in an illegal and immoral attack on a country that was never a threat to the fiercest military machine in the history of the planet Earth.
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Eyewitness Report From Fallujah: 'Watching tragedy engulf my city' :

The BBC News website spoke by phone to Fadhil Badrani, a journalist in Falluja who reports for the BBC World Service in Arabic.
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US forces consolidate positions in Falluja :

“There is not a single surgeon in Falluja. We had one ambulance hit by US fire and a doctor wounded,” he told Reuters. “There are scores of injured civilians in their homes whom we can't move. A 13-year-old child just died in my hands.”
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'Scores of civilians' killed in Falluja:

Muhammad Abbud said he watched his nine-year-old son bleed to death at their Falluja home, unable to take him to hospital as fighting raged in the streets and bombs rained down on the Iraqi city.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/813419D5-CC95-4505-9367-05140111C618.htm

snipurl.com/aiqt

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US air raid on Fallujah clinic kills dozens: witnesses :

Dozens of Iraqi people,including at least 20 medics, were killed in a US air raid on a government clinic in the center of Iraq's western city of Fallujah overnight, witnesses said Tuesday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/09/content_2195293.htm

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25 Iraqi policemen killed in insurgent attacks:

Insurgents in Iraq are reported to have attacked three police stations in the town of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 25 policemen and wounding many more.
www.rte.ie/news/2004/1109/iraq01.html

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14 Americans Dead As Iraq Fighting Intensifies:

A total of 14 Americans have been killed in the past two days across Iraq — including five in and around Fallujah. Nine others have died as guerrillas launched a wave of attacks in Baghdad and elsewhere.
www.13wmaz.com/news/national_headlines.aspx?storyid=8161

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U.S.-led forces hold central Falluja:

Residents said the sound of bombardment and explosions eased off around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday (1:15 p.m. British time) after a night and day of intense fighting between U.S.-led forces and insurgents.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041109/325/f69lk.html

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Dahr Jamail: The Fire is Spreading:

Thus, the word on the street that the resistance was mostly out of Falluja prior to this battle is verified by the Iraqi Minister of Defense himself. The fire had begun to spread long before the current onslaught of Falluja.
207.44.245.159/article7254.htm

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'I got my kills … I just love my job':

For many American soldiers the opportunity to avenge dead friends by taking a life was a moment of sheer exhilaration.
207.44.245.159/article7258.htm

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Iraqi insurgents mass in centre of Ramadi as US snipers withdraw:

As the snipers departed, large crowds of armed rebels, their faces hidden by scarves, began dancing in the street and shooting in to the air, yelling “Allah Akbar” (God is great).
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&u=/
afp/20041109/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_ramadi_seize&printer=1

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Iraqi Troops Desert US Offensive on Fallujah

www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-11/09/article05.shtml

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Sunni party withdraws from Iraqi government in protest over Fallujah:

A major Sunni political party has quit the interim Iraqi government and revoked its single minister from the Cabinet
www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-11-09-sunni-protest-fallujah_x.htm

snipurl.com/aiq8

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Sunni Clerics Call for Elections Boycott :

A powerful group of Sunni Muslim clerics called Tuesday for a boycott of national elections set for late January to protest the U.S.-led attack against the Sunni insurgent stronghold Fallujah.
snipurl.com/aiq9

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Zarqawi issues call to arms:

A STATEMENT in the name of al-Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi today called on Muslims to take up arms against the US as American troops mounted a massive offensive against the rebel-held Iraqi city of Fallujah
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11330133^401,00.html

snipurl.com/aiqa

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Insurgents will run wild, despite the Fallujah onslaught:

All eyes may be on Fallujah, but violence continues across Iraq. The US is selling the battle of Fallujah to its troops and to the outside world as a decisive moment, when the tide will turn against the militants – but the bloodshed across the rest of the country yesterday suggested that taking the city would not inflict a body blow to insurgents.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=580936

snipurl.com/aiqc

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Dahr Jamail: The Siege Begins, Outrage in Baghdad :

Yesterday the full siege of Falluja began after getting the green light from the so-called interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. Using the same rhetoric as his master, Mr. Bush, he spoke of bringing justice to Falluja, killing the terrorists, etc., etc., ad nauseum.
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Picture From The Front Lines:

Army Nurse supervisor Patrick McAndrew tries to save the life of an American soldier by giving him CPR upon arrival to a military hospital in Baghdad,
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Aggressive War: Supreme International Crime :

“If certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.”
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Blair has departed from the rule of law, says his former adviser:

Tony Blair's former senior diplomatic adviser on Europe has accused the Prime Minister, and George Bush, of acting illegally over the war on Iraq.
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America failing test of history as offensive compared to terror tactics of pariah states:

Perhaps in waging war against the Iraqis who want to expel the Americans and topple America's chosen Iraqi leaders, the insurgents have compelled the US and its Iraqi allied regime to behave like the two Baathist regimes that they believed were so totalitarian they had to go.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=580937

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Unsafe for Democracy:

To see the world as a contest pitting good against evil is to move at least halfway down the slippery slope of Abu Ghraib. It allows U.S. officials to shrug off the estimated 100,000 Iraqi civilian lives lost since last year's invasion.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/latimes386.htm

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How many dead innocent Iraqis is too many?:

For the Iraqis, we will hold no multi-faith services, no commemorative anniversary functions and we will give no human faces to them. Perhaps some innocent lives are more sacrosanct than others.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/age14.htm

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Picture: Fallujah prayer :

A rosary hangs off the barrel of a machinegun.
snipurl.com/aiql

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Iraqi Liberation: Flash presentation.
bushflash.com/liberation.html

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This is a must listen interview

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:

How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions. He helped the U.S. cheat poor countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars by lending them more money than they could possibly repay and then take over their economies.

This is a must listen interview
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3 Afghan soldiers killed in attack:

Three Afghan soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an attack by suspected Taliban elements in southeast Afghanistan, a police official said on Monday.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-11-2004_pg7_12

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Fewer CIA track bin Laden today than on Sept. 11,2001!:

One of the most senior intelligence officers in the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit said yesterday that fewer experienced officers are assigned to defeating the al Qaeda leader and his followers now than there were on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Judge Halts War-Crime Trial at Guantánamo:

A federal judge ruled Monday that President Bush had both overstepped his constitutional bounds and improperly brushed aside the Geneva Conventions in establishing military commissions to try detainees at the United States naval base here as war criminals.
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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/08/04:

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

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PA excludes having spy in Arafat's crew:

A Palestinian official Monday denied reports Israel had recruited a Palestinian to poison Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat at his Ramallah office.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041108-025804-9092r.htm

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The Case for Blue State Secession: Why Prolong this Marriage? :

No individual should be forced to accept the moral world-view of another; and if we take that logic to its conclusion, no congregation of peoples (in this case, our blue states) should be forced to accept the moral world-view of others (the red states),
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Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster : '

We just edited an election, and it took us 90 seconds.'” Any system that makes it this easy to steal or corrupt an election has no business being anywhere near the voters on election day.
www.truthout.org/docs_04/110804A.shtml

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Electronic Ballots ˆ Major Media Report Major Problems:

Links to powerful documentary and several revealing articles reported by major news media exposing serious problems with electronic voting machines. This is followed by excerpts from an excellent article which explains core problems within the elections system.
www.wanttoknow.info/electronicvoting

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The new Republican reality: no policy is too right-wing:

Where should the United States invade next? Iran, Syria, or Cuba? Will George Bush merely slash taxes on the rich even further in his second term, or will he have the courage to abolish income tax altogether?
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American Resistance:

Do not conform, do not forget and do not let time make you indifferent. Let the peace movement be reborn, let peace and love once more supercede war and violence. Let brotherhood of humanity replace division of peoples. Let love of people triumph over love of profit. Let us retire greed and love for the Almighty Dollar, embracing instead the principles of humanity, equality and justice.
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Video: Mission Accomplished

BBC TV documentary

Seven months after the end of the war, Sean Langan, armed with just a camera, takes a brave and eventful trip through Iraq, seeking to shed light on what life is like in this newly occupied territory.

Watch it now
207.44.245.159/video1042.htm

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Video – The Power of Nightmares – Part III

The Shadows In The Cave
This is a must watch BBC documentary

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. In the concluding part of the series, the programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

Watch it now!
207.44.245.159/video1040.htm

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Date: 8 Nov 2004

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American Resistance

Manuel Valenzuela

Do not conform, do not forget and do not let time make you indifferent. Let the peace movement be reborn, let peace and love once more supercede war and violence. Let brotherhood of humanity replace division of peoples. Let love of people triumph over love of profit. Let us retire greed and love for the Almighty Dollar, embracing instead the principles of humanity, equality and justice.
207.44.245.159/article7244.htm

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Video: Mission Accomplished

BBC TV documentary

Seven months after the end of the war, Sean Langan, armed with just a camera, takes a brave and eventful trip through Iraq, seeking to shed light on what life is like in this newly occupied territory.

Watch it now
207.44.245.159/video1042.htm

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Video – The Power of Nightmares – Part III

The Shadows In The Cave

This is a must watch BBC documentary

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. In the concluding part of the series, the programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

Watch it now!
207.44.245.159/video1040.htm

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All the makings of a war crime:

A US-led attack on the Iraqi Sunni-stronghold will breach the Geneva conventions
207.44.245.159/article7243.htm

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Picture of child hurt in U.S. Bombing of Falluja
news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40500000/jpg/_40500029_toddler-ap-300x220.jpg

snipurl.com/ahq0

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In pictures: Falluja under siege
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/3991083.stm

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Picture:

U.S. Army doctors try to stabilize a four-year-old child with schrapnel wounds to the head who was brought from Fallujah to a military hospital in Baghdad
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041108/481/jbm10211081511

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More pictures from Fallujah
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Carnage Swells all-over Iraq:

An update from the volatile capital of Iraq says that militants dramatically escalated attacks, killing another 35 people, who include two Americans.
pakistantimes.net/2004/11/08/top.htm

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U.S.: 42 Insurgents Killed in Fallujah :

U.S. tanks and armored vehicles were seen moving Monday night toward northern Fallujah supported by artillery and aircraft, residents of the city said by telephone.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4602917,00.html

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Four Iraqis killed in car bomb attack targetting US convoy in Ramadi,

US soldier wounded in Mosul car bomb.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11809

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First Marine casualties reported in Fallujah offensive :

The U.S. military is reporting its first casualties of the Fallujah offensive. It says two Marines drowned when their bulldozer flipped over into the Euphrates River.
www.wofl.com/_ezpost/data/9324.shtml

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US soldier killed by insurgents' gunfire in Baghdad :

A US soldier was killed on Mondaywhen his patrol came under the insurgents' fire in eastern Baghdad,the US military said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/09/content_2192757.htm

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Black Watch Soldier Killed in Blast

A Black Watch soldier was killed and two were injured ˆ one seriously ˆ in a suspected roadside bombing in Iraq today.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3733328

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Halliburton medic gunned down in Iraq:

A Halliburton-employed medic working at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison has been fatally shot, his family said. ADVERTISEMENT
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2890074

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35 US soldiers captured in Fallujah: mosques :

Loud speakers of the mosques blared out the news as US forces were trying to penetrate the rebel-held city, but the news could not be independently confirmed.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/08/content_2191504.htm

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Rumsfeld: Strike Won't Kill Many Iraqis

He declined to speculate on how many Iraqi civilians remained in the city, who might be in harm's way. ``There's nobody who knows how many people are in there,'' he said.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4603392,00.html

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Thousands of Iraqis flee to Jordan border :

Thousands of Iraqi citizens late Saturday rushed to the Jordanian-Iraqi border after U.S. occupation troops closed the high way between the two countries and threatened to attack the two cities of al-Falluja and al-Ramadi.
www.teshreen.com/syriatimes/_first.asp?FileName=20041108052008

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Allawi shuts Iraq's airport and borders:

Iyad Allawi announced the closures during a press conference on Monday where he also gave the authority to US-led forces to storm Falluja.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A712C87F-5AEA-4F38-A758-1ABC3B25E6AA.htm

snipurl.com/ahqc

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The Iraqi Judge Who Knew too Much — and was Fired for It

There is an article in today's Le Monde that tells us so much about the real nature of the illusory Iraqi “democracy” that Bush keeps prating about, I decided to translate some of its principal findings, not a word of which has yet appeared in the U.S. press.
www.commondreams.org/views04/1108-33.htm

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UK: Howard refuses to congratulate Bush :

Michael Howard deepened his feud with the White House yesterday when he pointedly refused to offer the traditional post-election congratulations to George Bush.
politics.guardian.co.uk/conservatives/story/0,9061,1345806,00.html

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Israeli nukes a key to peace:

Eliminating Israel's nuclear arsenal is essential to a lasting peace in the Middle East and should be part of comprehensive talks to solve the dispute over Palestine, says the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog.
smh.com.au/news/Middle-East-Conflict/Israeli-nukes-a-key-to-peace/2004/11/08/1099781324113.html?oneclick=true

snipurl.com/ahq9

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'Agreement' in Iran nuke talks:

Iranian and European Union officials have reached a “preliminary agreement” on easing alarm over the Islamic republic's nuclear program following crucial talks in Paris, according to a top Iranian official.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11317301%255E2703,00.html

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Documents: U.S. had plan to nuke N. Korea:

Newly declassified documents revealed the United States planned as recently as 1998 to drop nuclear bombs on North Korea if the country attacked South Korea.
www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20041107-055605-6954r.htm

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US ready to put weapons in space :

Defence expert says America is likely to ignore treaty ban
www.guardian.co.uk/space/article/0,14493,1345460,00.html

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Dollar expected to fall amid China's rumoured selling :

The dollar could slide still further, in spite of hitting an all-time low against the euro last week in the wake of George W. Bush's re-election, currency traders have said.
news.ft.com/cms/s/257979a6-30f4-11d9-a595-00000e2511c8.html

snipurl.com/agyl

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Evidence Mounts That The Vote May Have Been Hacked
www.commondreams.org/views04/1106-30.htm

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Media Blacks Out Voting Problems
www.ilcaonline.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=950

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Welcome to the Gulag:

One of Every 140 U.S. Residents is in Prison or Jail:

State and federal authorities held 1,470,045 prisoners as of December 31, 2003
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/p03pr.htm

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Ordeal for Muslim Businessman Continues :

Though he has been charged with no crime, Maswood, a 41-year-old U.S. citizen and father of three, has become accustomed to airport searches.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4602499,00.html

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Arma-geddon Sick of You:

Bush's Sword of Damocles is poised above the people and city of Fallujah, ready to wreak the pent-up wrath his addled brain thinks his tainted election victory permits. This is the bizarre world-in-a-bubble in which most Americans reside. With a chorus of Onward, Christian Soldiers and a vapid, cheerleading press, the crusade continues unabated, as the world's revulsion continues to grow.
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Neo-Con Agenda: Iran, China, Russia, Latin America …:

An influential foreign-policy neo-conservative with longstanding ties to top hawks in the administration of President George W Bush has laid out what he calls ''a checklist of the work the world will demand of this president and his subordinates in a second term.'' The list, begins with the destruction of Fallujah in Iraq and ends with the development of ''appropriate strategies'' for dealing with threats posed by China, Russia and ''the emergence of a number of aggressively anti-American regimes in Latin America,'' also calls for ''regime change'' in Iran and North Korea.
207.44.245.159/article7232.htm

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NEWS FOR 11/07/04 HERE
207.44.245.159/#11-07-04

Date: 6 Nov 2004

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Video – The Power of Nightmares – Part III

The Shadows In The Cave

This is a must watch BBC documentary

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. In the concluding part of the series, the programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

Watch it now!
207.44.245.159/video1040.htm

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Neo-Con Agenda: Iran, China, Russia, Latin America …:

Jim Lobe

An influential foreign-policy neo-conservative with longstanding ties to top hawks in the administration of President George W Bush has laid out what he calls ''a checklist of the work the world will demand of this president and his subordinates in a second term.'' The list, begins with the destruction of Fallujah in Iraq and ends with the development of ''appropriate strategies'' for dealing with threats posed by China, Russia and ''the emergence of a number of aggressively anti-American regimes in Latin America,'' also calls for ''regime change'' in Iran and North Korea.
207.44.245.159/article7232.htm

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Four car bombs, attacks kill 37 in Iraq: Samarra, Iraq:

Insurgents detonated four car bombs and attacked police stations in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Saturday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 62, police and health officials said
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Gunmen kill former Iraqi intelligence officer:

Gunmen assassinated a former intelligence officer in Saddam Hussein's army in eastern Iraq on Saturday, a police source said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/NUE651298.htm

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US strikes destroys Falluja hospital:

A hospital has been razed to the ground in one of the heaviest US air raids in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3988433.stm

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Prayers and tears in Falluja:

The BBC News website spoke by phone to a reporter in Falluja, who described how people left in the city live on through siege and bombardment.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3986085.stm

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10,000 US Marines prepare for a massive urban assault on Fallujah:

Some 425 Iraqi soldiers will be joining the Marines to form the operation's ground force. The Times of London reports the Iraqi troops are being incorporated into the invasion force in order to, in the words of Marine Brigadier General Dennis Hajlik, put an “Iraqi face” on the operation.
newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=1201&printmode=true

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Iraqi officer deserts with Fallujah battle plans:

An Iraqi military commander has deserted US forces hours after he received a full briefing on US military plans to storm the rebel-held city of Fallujah, CNN has reported.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1236326.htm

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The Psychopaths and Fallujah Resistance:

The worlds “only‰ superpower is posed to flatten the city of 300,000 people in order to pacify (kill) its citizens because of their opposition to US Occupation. This new massacre is sold by the Bush Administration and mainstream Western media as a “necessary step to hold election‰ in Iraq.
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Iraqi rebels invite media to “embed” in Falluja:

“We will protect and transport them to the location of the events. There will be a special building for the journalists.”
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/FRI650937.htm

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Fallujah and the Reality of War: Will the Anti-War Movement Stand Up This Time?:

The assault on Fallujah has started. It is being sold as liberation of the people of Fallujah; it is being sold as a necessary step to implementing “democracy” in Iraq. These are lies.
207.44.245.159/article7229.htm

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Coalition, Iraq reject Annan's warning letter:

The United States, Britain and Iraq angrily dismissed on Friday a warning from U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan that a military offensive in the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah could jeopardize the credibility of upcoming elections in Iraq.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/10114457.htm

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Scholars Defend Iraqi Resistance, Prohibit Collaboration
www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-11/06/article04.shtml

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More pre-emptive strikes on the table:

STRESSING the US President had a “duty to lead”, George W. Bush made clear yesterday he was prepared to launch more pre-emptive strikes to protect the US even if other countries continued to disagree with his policy.
207.44.245.159/article7230.htm

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Stephen Soldz : 100,000 Iraqis Dead: Should We Believe It?:

This study remains the best estimate of Iraq deaths. Its finding are truly horrifying.
207.44.245.159/article7226.htm

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Moral Values Morons :

Under the Geneva Conventions, occupying armies have a responsibility (i.e., a moral duty), to count the number of people killed on the other side. US forces in Iraq have not done so.
207.44.245.159/article7227.htm

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The Morality of Fear:

How do you attack God's minions without appearing Godless?
207.44.245.159/article7228.htm

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The Day the Enlightenment Went Out:

President Bush promised in 2000 that he would lead a humble country, be a uniter not a divider, that he would make conservatism compassionate. He did not need to make such false promises this time.
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Cowering in anticipation of what America might do next :

Will the Bush White House, having flattened Falluja, start an aerial bombardment of Iran, as some of its neo-con cheerleaders have been hinting, and ferment an even wider backlash across the region?
www.theherald.co.uk/features/27438-print.shtml

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Fascism Anyone?:

Analysis of these seven regimes reveals fourteen common threads that link them in recognizable patterns of national behavior and abuse of power.
www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/britt_23_2.htm

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Despotism & Democracy :

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

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Video: President Bush's One Fingered Victory Salute:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1033.htm

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God Help America: The People Have Spoken:

THEY say that in life you get what you deserve. Well, today America has deservedly got a lawless cowboy to lead them further into carnage and isolation and the unreserved contempt of most of the rest of the world.
207.44.245.159/article7231.htm

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Group tied to Al Qaeda issues threat to U.S. :

The same group claimed responsibility for the train bombings in Madrid in March this year, which killed 191 people.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/11/05/news/briefs.html

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Fmr. CPA Adviser on Iraq Invasion:

“One of the Most Irresponsible Exhibitions of Poor Planning In Recent History”
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/05/1521213

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George W. Bush, killing people for corporate profit and personal aggrandizement.
www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2004/11/05/120.html

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Ivory Coast Army Kills 8 French Troops:

Ivory Coast's military killed eight French soldiers in a bombing raid on the rebel-held stronghold of Bouake on Saturday and opened fire on troops from the former colonial power in the main city of Abidjan.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6734772

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Bush win puts US on collision course with Iran:

Despite Europe's fears, Bush may be tempted into an assault on Iran
www.smh.com.au/news/US-Elections/Bush-win-puts-US-on-collision-course-with-Iran/2004/11/05/1099547386828.html?oneclick=true

snipurl.com/ag8h

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Iran nuclear stand boosted by China :

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing has said in Tehran that Beijing opposes US efforts to refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council over its nuclear programme.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D641622E-D369-4274-BD34-906F4D462B0D.htm

snipurl.com/ag8i

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A new minority: :

Kerry called for unity, but living with the enemy is not easy for his followers
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1344829,00.html

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A time of outrage and loss:

As Yasser Arafat lies gravely ill in a Paris hospital, the sense of anger and imminent loss felt by Palestinians and their supporters – Arabs, Muslims and hundreds of millions of others around the world – is profound.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1344866,00.html

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In case you missed it:

John Pilger: “Palestine is Still the Issue” : Why Has This Documentary, Never Been Broadcast On U.S. Media ?
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Rafah Today:

Death still chases the men, women and children of Rafah through their markets, streets, and houses. Not even mosques or schools are safe havens from the violence of the Occupation.
rafah.virtualactivism.net/news/todaymain.htm

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Arafat Slowly, Fatally Poisoned: Sources:

Arafat's personal physician, Dr. Ashraf Kurdi, told Aljazeera on air that “the Arafat‚s health condition makes the poisoning a strong possibility‰.
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-11/04/article07.shtml

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Democracy Now Repoart: Arafat in Coma “Between Life and Death”:

We speak with Palestinian Stanford University professor Khalil Barhoum, Israeli professor Neve Gordon and we go to Ramallah to speak with Israeli journalist Amira Hass
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/05/1521219

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Rare Sight of Jewish-Muslim Harmony Outside Arafat Hospital :

“We are here to express our solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters,‰ said Friedmann, the chief rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish community in the Austrian capital. “We feel very ashamed of the barbarity being done against the Palestinian people,‰ said Friedmann
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3721738

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Relatives of dead soldiers condemn Blair and Bush :

Relatives of the three Black Watch soldiers killed in Iraq have lashed out at the government's decision to send them into a more dangerous zone.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1345010,00.html

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Friends in high places :

You won't have heard of the British-American Project, but its members include some of the most powerful men and women in the UK. Officially it exists to promote the 'special relationship', but it has been described as a Trojan horse for US foreign policy. Even its supporters joke that it's funded by the CIA.
politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,11538,1343704,00.html

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The sick man of the world‚s democracies:

Looking at the huge queues outside polling stations on 2 November, I had to ask myself some simple questions. How many Europeans would have left such queues, refusing to wait for up to seven hours (as happened in some places in Ohio) to cast their votes?
euobserver.com/?aid=17689&rk=1

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Group Finds Voting Irregularities in South :

A national voting rights group said Friday it documented hundreds of voting irregularities affecting poor and minority voters in seven Southern states – from long lines and faulty equipment to deliberate voter intimidation.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4598911,00.html

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Computer Glitch Gives Bush 3,893 Extra Votes :

Error Will Not Change Election Outcome
www.newsnet5.com/politics/3892837/detail.html

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Computer Loses More Than 4,000 Early Votes:

More than 4,500 Carteret County votes have been lost because officials believed a computer that stored ballots electronically could hold more data than it did.
www.wsoctv.com/news/3892151/detail.html

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Palm Beach County Logs 88,000 More Votes Than Voters
www.washingtondispatch.com/spectrum/archives/000715.html

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Broward machines count backward ;

Early Thursday, as Broward County elections officials wrapped up after a long day of canvassing votes, something unusual caught their eye. Tallies should go up as more votes are counted. That's simple math. But in some races, the numbers had gone . . . down.
www.palmbeachpost.com/politics/content/news/epaper/2004/11/05/a29a_BROWVOTE_1105.html

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Electronic Voting: The Stolen Election of 2004:

It Is a Rigged Game
www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHI411B.html

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Footprints of Electoral Fraud:

The November 2 Exit Poll Scam
www.globalresearch.ca/articles/KEE411A.html

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Hello: You Are Now Living In A Fascist Empire:

What few people in America understand, despite the astute observations of millions of individuals around the world, is that we are living in an empire, and we are no longer living in a democracy.
207.44.245.159/article7217.htm

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Election 2004: Americans Endorse War, Religious Fanaticism And State Terrorism:

“Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.‰ George Orwell.
207.44.245.159/article7216.htm

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Date: 5 Nov 2004

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You can't Say That!:

Election 2004: Americans Endorse War, Religious Fanaticism And State Terrorism

“Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.’ George Orwell.
207.44.245.159/article7216.htm

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 You can't Say That!:

Hello: You Are Now Living In A Fascist Empire

What few people in America understand, despite the astute observations of millions of individuals around the world, is that we are living in an empire, and we are no longer living in a democracy.
207.44.245.159/article7217.htm

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Greg Palast: Kerry Won. Here are the Facts.:

I know you don't want to hear it. You can't face one more hung chad. But I don't have a choice. As a journalist examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it's my job to tell you who got the most votes in the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry.
207.44.245.159/article7221.htm

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Sheila Samples : The Last Battle:

So that's it, then. Like John Kerry says, it's time to get over it. Move on. Get on with our lives and our jobs — let the healing begin. Sounds good, John. But I don't intend to budge until all the votes are counted, because when I started this journey I committed for the long haul.
207.44.245.159/article7224.htm

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Russian Observer Shocked by U.S. Election Procedures:

A Russian parliamentarian taking part in international monitoring of the U.S. presidential elections has said that the elections were held in violation of U.S. law and that that he was shocked after seeing how the elections were held.
www.mosnews.com/news/2004/11/03/russianobserver.shtml

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A four-year nightmare :

It is not anti-American to reject this imperial power
207.44.245.159/article7218.htm

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A moral dilemma :

The evangelical churches became instruments of political organisation. Ideology was enforced as theology, turning nonconformity into sin, and the faithful, following voter guides with biblical literalism, were shepherded to the polls as though to the rapture.
207.44.245.159/article7220.htm

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Religious right relishes chance to push agenda :

Abortion and gay marriage to be targeted as moral crusaders demand election payback
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1343992,00.html

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The depressing reality of this messianic President's new empire:

What will he do with his second term? The one thing you can rule out is that he will seek to heal political divisions
comment.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=579187&host=6&dir=140

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Two US Marines die in Iraq combat:

Two US Marines were killed and four hurt during fighting in Anbar province west of Baghdad, the US military says.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3984663.stm

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One U.S. Soldier Killed, Five Wounded Near Fallujah
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20041104.txt

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One U.S. Soldier killed, One Wounded in IED Attack
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/November/041105f.htm

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Mercy and Murder at Issue in Iraq Death:

Alban, 29, a boyish-faced sergeant who joined the Army in 1997, retrieved an M-231 assault rifle and fired at the wounded man. Seconds later, another soldier, Staff Sgt. Johnny Horne Jr., 30, of Winston-Salem, N.C., grabbed an M-16 rifle and also shot the victim.
207.44.245.159/article7225.htm

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Robin Cook : Bush will now celebrate by putting Falluja to the torch:

The world is fated to four more years of brutal confrontation
207.44.245.159/article7222.htm

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Medics brace for 'Vietnam':

The number of dead and wounded from the expected battle to retake insurgent-controlled Fallujah probably will reach levels not seen since Vietnam, a senior surgeon said yesterday.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11297483^663,00.html

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Annan warns that Fallujah attack could jeopardize elections, urges more dialogue :

Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi responded sharply, calling Annan's note ''confused''
www.boston.com/dailynews/310/world/Annan_warns_that_Fallujah_atta:.shtml

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Morgue ready for Fallujah attack :

Iraq Preparations are in place for the dead and wounded expected from a U-S-led assault on Fallujah, Iraq.
www.wmtw.com/Global/story.asp?S=2525293

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Outcry over UK deaths:

THE deaths of three British soldiers in Falluja have sparked an outcry across Britain.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11297481^663,00.html

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What if more than 1 million Americans were killed by a foreign invader?
www.occupationwatch.org/article.php?id=7542

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What can the UN do for Iraqis?:

If the UN is to return to its original purpose, and not to be used as a tool of Western imperialism, the UN has important duty to the Iraqi people. That is to bring those who committed crimes against the Iraqi people to justice.
207.44.245.159/article7219.htm

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More strain, more stress for US forces:

The typical active-duty US soldier in a deployable unit could literally spend the majority of the next three to four years abroad.
atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FK05Ak01.html

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Dahr Jamail : Spiraling Into Occupied Iraq:

As I type this a gun battle of automatic weapons rattles down the street, Falluja has been sealed prior to imminent attack (as it was on the day I entered Iraq for my last trip, April 4th), and the mood in Baghdad is tense with gloomy expectation.
dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/archives/dispatches/000105.php#more

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/04/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
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Before Arafat's eternal rest :

From my standpoint, he had been admirable in doing the best he could with the cards stacked against him in Washington and Tel Aviv, yet was treated like a pariah among the leaders of the Arab world.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/34008138-CC69-4981-8DF4-4A52D03B5A08.htm

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Intimidating Columbia University:

Joseph Massad, assistant professor at Columbia University and Al-Ahram Weekly contributing writer, is the latest target in an ongoing witch-hunt launched by pro-Israel groups within American academia
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/715/op33.htm

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Missing evidence could foil Saddam prosecution, claims report :

Crucial evidence for the forthcoming trials of Saddam Hussein and other senior Iraqi officials is likely to have been lost or tainted because US-led forces have failed to safeguard official documents and the remains of victims in mass graves.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1342746,00.html

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U.S. closes Syrian embassy :

The U.S. has closed its embassy in Damascus on Thursday for security reasons, the mission said in a website statement.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5487

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Chalmers Johnson on the CIA and a blowback world:

No longer will Dick Cheney have to pay visits to Langley, Virginia and lean on CIA analysts to produce the kind of intelligence a Veep might need; not now that the President has his man, Republican loyalist Porter J. Goss, heading up the Agency, and a second term in hand.
www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=1984

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How to Vote for Peace, Against the Patriot Act, and Win Elections :

Only one U.S. Senator had the courage and the commitment to civil liberties to vote against the Patriot Act in the weeks after the terror attacks of 9/11. Pop quiz, quick, name that Senator!
www.commondreams.org/views04/1103-25.htm

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Guilty, Disgusted, America:

Terrorism? Please, if you live in Mississippi or Colorado or Alaska, don't presume to talk about, much less cast your vote based upon, your “views” of Islamist terrorism. New Yorkers don't lecture you about hunting.
207.44.245.159/article7223.htm

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A Testament to American Ignorance: Orwell was just 20 years off
hometown.aol.com/ten13society/Howstupidarewe.html

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US in U-turn over Gulf war syndrome :

The US authorities have changed their stance, prompted by recent American research which suggests there is a disease with a physical basis linked to chemical exposure in the Gulf.
www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996609

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'New Europe' Reacts to Bush Victory:

Former Eastern European communist states were weighing what the re-election of George W. Bush as US president means to the “New Europe‰, with some countries wearying of being allies on the ground in Iraq.
www.world-crisis.com/news/1034_0_1_0_M/

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Dollar back on course: downward :

Now that the dust has settled, the currency is back on its long-term path: downward. According to most economists, it is likely to stay there over the next four years.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/11/05/america/web.currency.html

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Dollar falls to nine-year lows:

The dollar fell to fresh nine-year lows in trade-weighted terms on Thursday and gold prices reached a 16-year peak amid concerns over tensions in the Middle East and a renewed belief in the dollar's longer-term decline.
news.ft.com/cms/s/a67665a0-2e8d-11d9-97e3-00000e2511c8.html

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U.S. job cuts top 100,000:

U.S. employers announced 101,840 layoffs. Although that's down 5.6 per cent from September's announced cuts, it marks the second consecutive month in which employers have crossed the 100,000 mark with planned layoffs.
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041102.wjobs1102/BNStory/Business

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Media Cover-up:

Leading Journalists Expose Major Cover-ups by Media Corporations
www.wanttoknow.info/mediacover-up

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Date: 4 November 2004

US bombardment kills five in Fallujah: Hospital doctor Ahmed Mohammed said five people had been killed, including a woman and a child. All had been in a car hit while trying to escape the violence.

Three U.K. Soldiers Killed : Three U.K. soldiers, recently redeployed to a U.S.-controlled area of Iraq, have been killed, Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram said.

Three dead in bomb attack on Iraqi National Guard : An Iraqi National Guard patrol was hit by a car bomb in central Iraq today, killing at least three people, Iraqi officials said.

Truck Bomb Kills Three in Iraq

Iraq Gunmen Seize Second American in Week: A videotape Wednesday showed the beheadings of three Iraqi National Guardsmen and an Iraqi officer.

US forces continue fighting insurgents in Ramadi : Fightings broke out in the morning in Malaab Street in Ramadi and US warplanes intensified flying over the city before they conducted a major offensive against it, the witnesses said.

Falluja and the Iraqi Insurgency: The fact that the Bush Administration is even contemplating a new offensive suggests it has not re-evaluated the reliance on military force that has characterized its failed counter-insurgency strategy to date.

Blues for Fallujah: Hush. Enough chatter about the stupid American election. I'm trying to listen to Fallujah right now

Amnesty International : Falluja: assurances needed for the protection of civilians: Military actions by US and Iraqi forces in the past few months on Falluja and other Iraqi cities have resulted in scores of civilian casualties and destruction of civilian property.

Report: Troops Watched Al-Qaqaa Looting : Explosives were looted from the Al-Qaqaa ammunitions site in Iraq while outnumbered U.S. soldiers assigned to guard the materials watched helplessly, soldiers told the Los Angeles Times.

Six Pakistani soldiers killed in blast in tribal region: Six Pakistani soldiers were killed and several injured on Thursday when an explosive device believed planted by Islamic militants hit their army vehicle near the Afghan border.

Arundhati Roy: What we call peace is little better than capitulation to a corporate coup: The Iraq war is a sign that the world has lost the will to fight for true justice

Politicus: Now it's payback time for Bush's staunch allies : A Russian expressing "joy" at America's presidential choice has to find his reward. Silvio Berlusconi, subject of so much condescension among Europeans, has held the line in Italy while under heavy fire about Iraq, and gets some kind of serious favor down the line. But it is Tony Blair who is owed the moon.

U.S. voters 'out of step': The re-election of a war-mongering president shows Americans are "out of step" with the rest of the world, says a Liberal MP infamous for her blistering attacks on George W. Bush.

Some Bush Supporters Say They Anticipate a 'Revolution' : Some of the intellectual proponents of the war known as neoconservatives called the vote something close to a vindication of Mr. Bush's policy of pre-emptive action against potential sponsors of terrorism.

Bush's Win Could Boost His Foreign Policy : Armed with a clearer mandate than the disputed 2000 election, President Bush may well use a second term to advance the robust conservative foreign policy "revolution" he launched four years ago

White House Claims Mandate for Bush Agenda: The White House claimed a second-term mandate Thursday for President Bush's agenda to keep taxes low and revamp Social Security

Get yer evangelicals out : Clearly, Karl Rove got his four million evangelical Christians. That is the number reckoned to have stayed away from the polls in 2000, and, by coincidence, almost exactly Bush's margin in the popular vote in 2004.

Arafat reported clinically dead: Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has been determined to be clinically dead in a French hospital, Israel's Channel Two television said citing French sources.

Israel Preparing for Death of Arafat: Israel said there is no doubt that when he dies, he will not be buried in Jerusalem.

Profile: President Yasir Arafat: While the ageing leader has long served as a symbol of resistance to many Palestinians, his role in the ongoing conflict has been anything but merely symbolic.

Barak is back ; Ehud Barak announced that he was returning to Israeli politics. “I intend to run for the leadership of the Labor Party and lead it back to power,” Israel Radio quoted Barak as telling Shimon Peres,

Israel's Gaza commander resigns: Brig Gen Shmuel Zakai is believed to have told reporters that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered an operation in Gaza that the army thought unnecessary.

Why Sharon's smile?: "I'm not certain that he's right in smiling that smile, but the assumption is that 'We know Bush, and Bush, at least in his basic instinct as religious, as an evangelical, leans in our direction."

Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/03/04: The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.

Wall Street applauds Bush victory: U.S. stocks powered ahead Wednesday as Senator John Kerry called President George Bush to concede the presidential election.

Factory Orders Fall for 2nd Straight Month: Orders placed with U.S. factories fell for the second consecutive month in September, the first back-to-back decline in two years. Demand dropped sharply for manufactured goods other than defense materials, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

Defense stocks surge after Bush win: Defense stocks jumped higher Wednesday in what one analyst called a "relief rally" following President Bush's re-election.

Oil jumps more than $1 : Oil prices surged more than $1 on Wednesday as the re-election of U.S. President George W. Bush countered the impact of a big increase in spare oil supplies ahead of winter

Canadian dollar surges more than a cent as US$ beaten up post-election : Canadians looking to exchange their money for American bucks and a holiday got a bonus from the U.S. election Wednesday when currency markets ganged up on the U.S. currency to drive the dollar up more than one U.S. cent.

Writer says Bush, Blair war criminals: Sydney Peace Prize winner Arundhati Roy labelled George Bush and Tony Blair war criminals as she lashed Iraqi coalition leaders, including Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast: Reaction to John Kerry's Concession and the election of George W Bush: We speak with Howard Zinn, Phyllis Bennis, Leslie Cagan, Julian Bond, Mahdi Bray, Michael Ratner, Rahul Mahajan, Mustafa Barghouti, Paul Reickoff, Norman Solomon and much more.

Date: 3 Nov 2004

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Kerry concedes in nail-biter election where Bush wins popular vote
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=5c7fb969-b11b-4fe6-9d0a-a739b8f5e571

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Republicans Expand Hold on Congress, Oust Daschle:

Democrat Tom Daschle became the first Senate leader in a half century to be voted out of office, according to network projections.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6701795

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Latest Presidential Election Results By State:
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The US will now be ruled by the imperial party: The Republican Party has become the party not just of big government, but of global government. If, as seems likely, the President follows the neo-conservative agenda and takes his war of “liberation” beyond Iraq — Syria and Iran seem to be the next targets — the transformation of the Republican Party will be complete:

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Damn politics, let's dance

Fasten your seat belts: it's going to be a bumpy ride. Control of the presidency, Senate, House. A popular mandate. Four more years. Possibly four more wars.
207.44.245.159/article7211.htm

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A Dark Day in America: Bush wins:

We deserve the government we elected, we deserve the corruption, fearmongering, and war-waging that will occur in the 2nd term, we deserve every single part.
207.44.245.159/article7208.htm

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Post-mortem Let the disobedience begin :

So…it seems the shorter of the two rich straight white male Yale-educated war criminals won, huh? The rancher beat the windsurfer.
207.44.245.159/article7209.htm

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Divide and rule … for now :

George Bush has dismayed half the US public and, I'm sure, much of the world by apparently winning the election.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/markosmoulitsas/story/0,15139,1342263,00.html

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Demonic nonsense :

Something has dropped into place – principally, an understanding that if you don't pay attention, a man like Bush can get away with murder.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1342113,00.html

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No backbone, no dream:

It all comes down to the Democrats themselves…
207.44.245.159/article7207.htm

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Foreign monitors 'barred' from US polls:

“We were not allowed to enter polling stations,” said Soeren Soendergaard, a Danish parliamentary deputy.
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=22&art_id=qw1099435860260U213

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How The U.S. Election System Works:

WHY does America have such a confusing way of electing its presidents? It's because the racists of the Deep South wanted to hang on to their slaves.
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No less than $1.2 billion was spent in the presidential election:

The personal-spending champion of 2000 was a Democrat, Goldman Sachs mogul Jon Corzine, who spent $60 million of his own money to buy himself a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0444/harkavy.php

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In case you missed it

Pilger: Bush Or Kerry? Look Closely And The Danger Is The Same:

A myth equal to the fable of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction is gaining strength on both sides of the Atlantic. It is that John Kerry offers a world-view different from that of George W Bush. Watch this big lie grow as Kerry is crowned the Democratic candidate and the “anyone but Bush” movement becomes a liberal cause celebre.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5815.htm

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Bus Bomb Kills Nine in Baghdad :

At least nine people were killed in Baghdad today when a bomb exploded on a bus carrying airport staff.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3709234

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Car bombing near Baghdad schools kills 6, wounds 20 :

When a BMW sedan detonated outside the ministry at 9:30 a.m., killing at least six people, those running fastest to the crater in the middle of the street were parents.
www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041103/REPOSITORY/411030324/1001/NEWS01

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Militants Behead Three Iraqi National Guards:

An Iraqi militant group beheaded three men from the Iraqi National Guard it accused of spying for U.S. troops in Iraq, Al Jazeera television said Wednesday.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=222952

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One U.S. Soldier Killed, One Wounded In IED Attack
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20041102.txt

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Oil Ministtry Official Killed:

A top Iraqi oil ministry official, Hussein Ali al Fattal, was killed this morning as he was leaving his home in the Qadissiya neighbourhood in southern Baghdad, an interior ministry spokesman has said
www.misna.org/news.asp?lng=1&id=122623

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Militants Say Behead Iraqi Army Officer -Web Site:

A militant group said it beheaded a man it said was a senior member of Iraq's armed forces and posted a video of the killing on its Web site on Wednesday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6699490

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Hungary to withdraw its troops from Iraq :

Hungary will withdraw all of its 300 troops stationed in Iraq by the end of March 2005, the country's prime minister has said.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3979349.stm

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2 Iraqis killed in US air raids on Fallujah :

Two Iraqis were killed and six others wounded when US warplanes launched overnight air strikes on targets in the restive city of Fallujah, witnesses and the US military said on Wednesday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/03/content_2173631.htm

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US to Sweep Fallujah, Ramadi Very Soon: Iraqis:

“A massive onslaught on Fallujah and Ramadi is expected immediately after the US presidential elections. It was put off so as not to affect the polls
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-11/02/article02.shtml

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Iraq's (U.S. installed) president opposes assault on Fallujah:

Mr. Yawar's comments, put him directly at odds with Iraq's interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi, who has threatened the city with an all-out assault
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1102/dailyUpdate.html

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Marines in Iraq want better gear, exit strategy :

U.S. Marines squaring off against Iraqi insurgents say they expect trouble in Iraq for years no matter who wins the White House. What they want is better equipment, more pay and a clear exit strategy.
www.amarillo.com/stories/110204/usn_501117.shtml

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Iraqi govt. bans officials from cooperating with Al-Jazeerah:

A memo has been circulated to all the ministries on Sunday banning the officials and employees from having interviews with the channel or giving it any statements.
www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.asp?DSNO=676657

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David H. Hackworth: Four Decades of Imperial Hubris

America‚s leaders from both major parties and our military and intelligence establishments remain in deep denial and blindly continue to believe that because we‚ve got the power, we shall overcome.
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Commentary: Bin Laden's game plan

Bin Laden now knows fact certain countless millions of Muslims, surveyed by the Pew Foundation two years in a row, trust him more than George W. Bush. In Muslim countries with a combined population of 450 million, bin Laden was a clear winner as a “freedom fighter” over the U.S. president.
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Dia de los Muertos along the border of the Living:

It seems only fitting that November 2 ,Dia de los angelitios, the day of the liitle angels (or dead children), is the day registered Latino voters will turn out to vote for the new president.
207.44.245.159/article7205.htm

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UN nuclear report on Iran may weaken US case:

A new report on UN nuclear inspections in Iran may be worded in a way that undermines the US case for reporting Tehran to the Security Council this month, diplomats said on Wednesday.
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Russian kept plutonium in garage:

A former Russian nuclear scientist has handed over to police eight containers of plutonium-238 he had stored at home for eight years.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3974851.stm

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Israel: Attorney General blasts 'shameless' political culture :

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz on Tuesday lambasted Israel's political culture in a speech on the fight against corruption at a seminar in Sderot, calling it “more shameless than ever.”
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/496690.html

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Iranian Nobel winner sues the US:

Iranian Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi is suing the US government for blocking publication of her memoirs.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3974099.stm

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Date: 1 Nov 2004

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Scott Ritter: The war on Iraq has made moral cowards of us all

We all are moral cowards when it comes to Iraq. Our collective inability to summon the requisite shame and rage when confronted by an estimate of 100,000 dead Iraqi civilians in the prosecution of an illegal and unjust war not o–nly condemns us, but adds credibility to those who oppose us.
207.44.245.159/article7197.htm

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Robert Fisk: “Bin Laden's Vote is For George Bush”
207.44.245.159/article7198.htm

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The Power of Nightmares

The making of the terror myth

This is a must watch BBC documentary

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares. The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares. Watch It Now!
207.44.245.159/video1037.htm

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The Power of Nightmares:

Part II – The Phantom Victory

This is a must watch BBC documentary

The Power of Nightmares continues its assessment of whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. Part two, the Phantom Victory looks at how two groups, radical Islamists and neo-conservatives with seemingly opposing ideologies came together to defeat a common enemy. Watch It Now!
207.44.245.159/video1038.htm

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American attack on Fallujah looms as 63 are killed in Iraq's weekend of clashes:

A final assault on the rebel city of Fallujah appeared imminent yesterday after Iyad Allawi, Iraq's interim Prime Minister, said chances of a peaceful solution had virtually ended and warned of civilian casualties.
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=578186

snipurl.com/ab40

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Seven, including cameraman, killed in Ramadi :

Six Iraqis were killed and 15 others injured in another day of clashes in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, hospital officials said.
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=288087&lang=e&dir=news

snipurl.com/ab45

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Baghdad deputy governor assassinated :

Hatem Karem was assassinated in a drive-by shooting, while two of his body guards were wounded in the attack
www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pageID=cbc/world_home&articleID=1754810

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Bomb blast in Ramadi kills Marine, wounds four :

The U-S command says the Marines were hit with an improvised explosive device. It didn't give other details.
www.kctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2503476

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U.S. soldier killed in attack on patrol in southeastern Afghanistan
www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm1039_20041101.htm

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4 Kidnapped (including an American) From Their Office During Assault on Their Baghdad Office
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=215810

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Navy Seal: CIA Roughed Up Iraqi Prisoner :

The CIA interrogated and roughed up Iraqi prisoners in a ``romper room'' where a handcuffed and hooded terror suspect was kicked, slapped and punched shortly before he died last year at the Abu Ghraib prison, a Navy SEAL testified Monday.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4588971,00.html

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Woman soldier found dead in Iraq

A SOLDIER found dead at a British military base in Iraq was a woman who had suffered gunshot wounds, it emerged today.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11261087%255E1702,00.html

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GIs Lack Armor, Radios, Bullets:

Davis said his Humvee was armored with plywood, sandbags, and armor salvaged from old Iraqi tanks.
news4colorado.com/topstories/topstories_story_305195404.html

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Army Maxing Helicopters in Counterinsurgency War:

The U.S. military is increasingly turning to attack helicopters to battle guerrillas in Iraq, using tactics closer to those from Vietnam or Israel.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBA4GPA01E.html

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Fresh U.S. troops arrive in Iraq on eve of expected showdown in Fallujah:

The delays in departures and the arrival of new units will push the total U.S. military presence in Iraq to around 142,000.
www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1078&dept_id=
151021&newsid=13264914&PAG=461&rfi=9

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Weapons Remain Unaccounted for in Iraq :

Even after the U.S. military secured some 400,000 tons of munitions, as many as 250,000 tons remain unaccounted for.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4587089,00.html

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US army official slams Bush over Halliburton Iraq contracts:

One of the US Army's top procurement officers yesterday called the Bush administration's grant of multibillion-dollar contracts to oil services giant Halliburton “the worst case of contracting abuse she has ever seen”.
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=578210

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Naomi Klein: Carlyle Covers Up:

This was Carlyle's stroke of genius: When Baker was appointed, the consortium recruited Albright to front the deal; when they got caught, Carlyle denied all involvement in this “unsuitable” activity and left a prominent Democrat holding the bag
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In case you missed it:

Video: Exposed: The Carlyle Group :

I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3995.htm

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Explosion tears through Israeli market:
An explosion has ripped through a crowded outdoor market in central Tel Aviv, killing at least four people.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4E42ADB3-2DF7-410B-9E02-9887BC978368.htm

snipurl.com/ab54

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Teen boy behind fatal Tel Aviv bombing :

A Palestinian teenager with 11 pounds of explosives strapped to his body blew himself up in a crowded Tel Aviv outdoor market today
www.breakingnews.ie/2004/11/01/story173808.html

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Arafat condemns Tel Aviv attack, civilian deaths:

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat condemned a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv today and called on both Palestinians and Israelis to avoid killing civilians, a senior aide said.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=21846

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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Full transcript of bin Ladin's speech;

Following is the full English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape sent to Aljazeera.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/79C6AF22-98FB-4A1C-B21F-2BC36E87F61F.htm

snipurl.com/a96h

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China faults Bush on Iraq :

On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, China accused President George W. Bush of trying to “rule over the whole world” and said that the invasion of Iraq had destroyed the global antiterrorism coalition and worsened religious and ethnic conflicts.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/11/01/news/beijing.html

snipurl.com/ab5r

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Former vice-premier of China: US strategy seriously flawed:

The troubles and disasters the United States has met do not stem from threats by others, but from its own cocksureness and arrogance.
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-11/01/content_387347.htm

snipurl.com/ab5y

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China Lays Into 'Bush Doctrine' Ahead of U.S. Poll :

On the eve of the U.S. election, China laid into what it called the “Bush doctrine,” said the Iraq war has destroyed the global anti-terror coalition and blamed arrogance for the problems dogging the United States worldwide.
channels.netscape.com/ns/news/story.jsp?id=2004103
122070002462667&dt=20041031220700&w=RTR&coview

snipurl.com/ab62

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China, Iran sign oil and gas deal:

China's oil giant Sinopec Group has signed a $70 billion oil and natural gas agreement with Iran.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/061D6F27-E3A5-4F9B-8E96-A5D284F15C96.htm

snipurl.com/ab68

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It goes deeper than Bush :

The problem may not be him alone but America itself.
207.44.245.159/article7195.htm

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Huge Iraqi Civilian Deaths:

The ruler is responsible for the ruled. A formal complaint has been lodged with the International Criminal Court citing Coalition war crimes in Iraq
207.44.245.159/article7196.htm

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George W. Bush and the 'politics of fear':

President George W Bush's response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been a world-wide campaign to kill or capture the Muslim enemies of America – his so-called “global war on terror.” Everything that could go wrong with Bush's “war” has gone wrong.
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=9744

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Candidate Bush Was Already Thinking About Invading Iraq in 1999:

'My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it.' He said, 'If I have a chance to invade.if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it.
snipurl.com/ab6k

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A family's debt paid with blood;

Bush's grudge over Iraq has diverted the US from the real enemy, writes Paul Sheehan.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/31/1099189933446.html?oneclick=true

snipurl.com/ab6q

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In case you missed it:

Michael Moores, Fahrenheit 9/11the Movie
207.44.245.159/video1035.htm

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To Bush, courts don't matter:

The court said that the president, despite his claims to the contrary, could not hold Americans as enemy combatants without giving them a range of due process rights. – But it appears that President Bush and his Justice Department minions care little about the court's admonitions.
www.sptimes.com/2004/10/31/Columns/To_Bush__courts_don_t.shtml

snipurl.com/ab6z

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The road to the courts :

If it's close, the Armageddon election could be about to sink into a legal purgatory
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1340713,00.html

snipurl.com/ab76

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Kerry reaps Iowa dividends; poor job rating hurts Bush:

Some 27 percent of likely voters have already voted. Kerry carried 52 percent of them, Bush captured only 41 percent.
desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/
20041101/OPINION01/411010310/1035&lead=1

snipurl.com/ab78

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Bush: Your an Ass#ole.

Flash presentation–

Warning – Contains some adult language.
filmstripinternational.com/

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At the Crossroads of America:

Manuel Valenzuelas

Fortune has chosen our generation, tens of millions of voting Americans, as the torchbearers guiding the entire human race through the black abyss of the last four years, into introspections of alternate universes and parallel worlds, of dreaded pasts and more frightful futures, placing within us the great burden of deciding the next step in human history, of a return to past dark ages or a forward march towards renaissance and rebirth.
207.44.245.159/article7173.htm

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