Information Clearing House  Digest November 10-17 2004
Date: 16 Nov 2004

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800 Civilians Feared Dead in Fallujah :

At least 800 civilians have been killed during the U.S. military siege of Fallujah, a Red Cross official estimates.
207.44.245.159/article7298.htm

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American soldier killed, helicopter downed in Falluja:

One American soldier was killed and other three injured in fighting with gunmen to the south of Falluja to the west of Baghdad.
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041116/2004111616.html

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U.S. Marine killed in Falluja car bomb attack
www.spa.gov.sa/newsview.php?extend.217650

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NBC Says Marine Murdered Wounded Iraqi Prisoner:

A television pool report by U.S. network NBC said on Monday that a U.S. Marine had shot dead an unarmed and wounded Iraqi prisoner in a mosque in Falluja.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6819722

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Uncensored Video & Transcript:

Marine Shoots Unarmed Iraqi POW:

– WARNING–

This video contains course language, disturbing images of dead bodies in the aftermath of combat and graphic images of a man being shot dead.
207.44.245.159/article7296.htm

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Fallugah In Pictures:

We have created a generation of Iraqis that have every reason to hate us.
fallujapictures.blogspot.com/

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Jazeera says won't air “Hassan killing” video:

Arabic television station Al Jazeera has said it will not air a video showing a hooded gunman killing a woman, believed to be British-Iraqi hostage Margaret Hassan.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=622191&section=news

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UN seeks probe into war crimes:

Top United Nations human rights official Louise Arbour has called for an investigation of alleged abuses in Falluja including disproportionate use of force and the targeting of civilians.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BA685C00-BCEA-4F70-90D5-2E6AE456D8B0.htm

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Allawi denies, Amnesty International confirms the killing of civilians in Falluja:

Muhammad Farhan Awad said “ among the 22 bodies were found five in one house and also two children, 15 year old, and one man with an artificial leg. He added “some of the bodies we found were snatched by dogs and cats. It was a very painful scene.”
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041116/2004111609.html

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Geneva Conventions on war spell out ban on harming wounded:

Protection of wounded combatants is a basic rule in the universally accepted treaty on warfare applying to the U.S. investigation of the videotaped fatal shooting of a wounded and apparently unarmed Iraqi combatant, international legal experts said Tuesday.
cbsnewyork.com/international/MarineShooting-Legal-ai/resources_news_html

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Children pay price for US offensive:

Iyad Allawi says not a single civilian has died in the assault to retake Falluja, but the charred bodies in the streets of the city and the children in Baghdad's Naaman hospital tell a different story.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/110BB55F-6635-4F73-A470-FE1DF9D8ED41.htm

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Rebels, residents starving:

A US helicopter swept continuously overhead shooting at virtually anything that moved, he said.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11412562%255E401,00.html

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Few Foreigners Among Insurgents:

Judging from fighters captured in Fallouja, all but about 5% are Iraqi, U.S. officials say.
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/la-fg-fighters16nov16,0,19927.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines

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Fighting spreads to more towns as Falluja operation continues :

As well as the fighting in Baquba, a mixed Sunni and Shia town north of Baghdad, there were clashes in Baghdad, Ramadi, Buhriz, Mosul and Suwayra.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1352295,00.html

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Should Canada indict Bush?:

When U.S. President George W. Bush arrives in Ottawa ˜ probably later this year ˜ should he be welcomed? Or should he be charged with war crimes?
207.44.245.159/article7297.htm

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Bush threatens mankind, says Caldicott :

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Helen Caldicott fears US President George Bush's re-election will lead to Armageddon and she isn't sure if mankind would survive another four years.
207.44.245.159/article7295.htm

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US forces arrest senior Iraqi official:

US forces have detained the deputy head of Iraq's interim parliament and senior member of the Iraqi Islamic Party in a dawn raid on his Baghdad home.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A2ED3EE1-FAD3-4AA9-A1D7-539E7EC09E27.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/15/04:

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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Condoleezza Rice to Be Named Secretary of State:

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, one of President Bush's closest counselors, will be nominated to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state
abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=254647

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Powell was just a figurehead, not a player :

Powell met with Israeli officials and was sent on missions to the region, but the Israeli file was always in the hands of President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/502024.html

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The Peter Principle and the Neocon Coup:

The bloodletting has begun. : With the ravaging of the CIA and the ousting of Powell ˜ instead of the more-deserving Rumsfeld ˜ the coup of the neoconservatives is complete. They have achieved a remarkable political victory by failing upward.
207.44.245.159/article7299.htm

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Politics and the CIA :

Many intelligence personnel have leaked embarrassing˜and accurate˜information to the media about the Bush administration‚s missteps in Iraq. Now it‚s payback time from the White House.
www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1420

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Mosul clashes continue:

Seven policemen and more than 30 Iraqi fighters have been killed during clashes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B1D9FA3C-8917-498E-9112-E04959C4F0DA.htm

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Two top CIA officials quit:

The top two officials at the CIA's clandestine unit have resigned after clashing with the new management of the agency at a time when it is fighting terrorism and supporting U.S. operations in Iraq.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=world
News&storyID=621587&src=rss/uk/worldNews&section=news

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Chirac says UK got nothing from Bush support:

French President Jacques Chirac has said in a newspaper interview that Britain has gained nothing from its support for the United States-led invasion of Iraq.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041116/325/f6onu.html

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Blair calls on UN to ease invasion of 'bad' countries:

Tony Blair warned the United States last night not to go it alone as the world's policeman as he urged America and Europe to unite behind a new doctrine that would allow the most powerful nations to intervene against regimes that harm their own people.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=583277

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Airlines Must Hand Over Passenger Data Next Week To Feds :

Once each of the 72 domestic airlines submits data, including passenger name, reservation date, travel itinerary, and form of payment for domestic flights between June 1 and June 30 of this year, testing is expected to last through the end of January.
www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=52601881

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UN probe backs Iran nuclear claim :

Iran has not diverted nuclear materials it declared to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to make weapons, the UN watchdog has concluded.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4013321.stm

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Long walk to freedom :

Mordechai Vanunu served 18 years in an Israeli prison for blowing the whistle on the country's nuclear weapons programme. Last week he was arrested again – but not before he had given Duncan Campbell the following exclusive interview
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1351324,00.html

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A Confederacy Of Dunces:
207.44.245.159/article7281.htm

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Date: 15 Nov 2004

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The Enlightenment of Resistance

Manuel Valenzuela

Once more we find ourselves, surrounded by war, destruction and death, gnawed at by suffering and misery, living among the ignorant, fearful and easily led, taken hostage by fundamentalists, zealots and extremists, refusing to eradicate from our condition the plague called violence and the warmongering, greed-infected leaders who birth it.
207.44.245.159/article7294.htm

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Haunted Empire

Sheila Samples

It's not enough that Bush wants Americans to look under their beds at night for Osama Bin Laden, a near-seven-foot specter dragging around a dialysis machine; or Abu Musab al-Zarkawi, a one-legged dead escape artist — now he insists the people go through their days in a dead run, looking over their shoulders to see if History is gaining on them.
207.44.245.159/article7288.htm

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Who is the real enemy?

By John Kaminski

Do you support your country even if what it does is evil? So what does that make you?
207.44.245.159/article7291.htm

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A Confederacy Of Dunces

Dom Stasi

So far we‚ve spent $200 billion in Iraq, and done nothing but alienate the world and kill about 35,000 innocent people, mostly women and children. Attacking Iraq in retribution for 9/11 (or whatever the Bush faithful are being offered as this week‚s excuse) is the logical equivalent of invading Mexico to get even for Pearl Harbor. But Bush did just that. And, thanks to 59 million American fools who believe whatever he and his media stooges tell them, Bush can now continue to do more of just that on our nickel and the blood of our young.
207.44.245.159/article7281.htm

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US forces fail to capture Zarqawi:

US and Iraqi officials claimed that Zarqawi was holed-up in Fallujah and had given residents an ultimatum to hand him over or face attack. Sunni clerics in the city repeatedly denied Zarqawi was in Fallujah.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1243320.htm

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AP Photographer Flees Fallujah :

``I decided to swim … but I changed my mind after seeing U.S. helicopters firing on and killing people who tried to cross the river.''
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4614717,00.html

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Doctor is haunted by siege of Fallujah :

“I saw the injured people on the street, covered in blood, staggering, screaming, shouting, 'Help me! Help me!' but we could not get out and help them because we would be killed.”
www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041115/REPOSITORY/411150349/1013/NEWS03

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The Other Face of U.S. 'Success' in Fallujah:

Muna Salim who managed to flee the city with her sister after the rest of their family was killed by U.S. bombs, said Fallujah had turned from a battlefield to a ghost town in recent days.
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=26274

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Picture:

An Iraqi nurse treats 2-year-old child Mustafa Adnan, at a Baghdad hospital, who lost a leg when his house in Falluja's Jolan district was shelled. (Ali Jasim/Reuters)
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A city lies in ruins, along with the lives of the wretched survivors:

A drive through the city revealed a picture of utter destruction, with concrete houses flattened, mosques in ruins, telegraph poles down, power and phone lines hanging slack and rubble and human remains littering the empty streets.
207.44.245.159/article7290.htm

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US hunts last Falluja rebels :

A Reuters correspondent saw bloated and decomposing bodies in the streets, smashed homes, ruined mosques and power and telephone lines hanging uselessly.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1351589,00.html

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Only the buildings in Fallujah have fallen:

American forces use tactics that anyone who has served in the British Army would find unacceptable.
snipurl.com/ann1

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Helen Thomas: Attack on Fallujah can't be justified:

Do Americans of good conscience really believe that we are making the United States more secure by bombing and killing the people of Fallujah?
207.44.245.159/article7287.htm

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Submit or Die: The Conquest of Falluja :

Victory! The unelected dictatorial Iraqi regime of CIA-designee Iyad Allawi, with the assistance of the most powerful police force in the world, has killed 600 “insurgents‰ in Falluja, flattened and “pacified‰ the city, and driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.
www.fff.org/comment/com0411c.asp

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Company commander dies on mission to clear houses in Fallujah

In the surrounding neighborhood, troops furious at the news of their fallen leader called in revenge, in the form of a 2,000 pound bomb airstrike and a storm of 155 millimeter artillery shells. A mosque lost half a minaret, its main building smoldering in fire and smoke.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/10181715.htm

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Dahr Jamail: Dogs Eating Bodies in the Streets of Fallujah :

The military stopped the Red Crescent at the gates of the city and are not allowing them in. They allowed some bodies to be buried, but others are being eaten by dogs and cats in the streets, as reported by refugees just out of the city, as well as residents still trapped there.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7293.htm

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Rights Lawyers See Possibility of a War Crime:

Human rights experts said Friday that American soldiers might have committed a war crime on Thursday when they sent fleeing Iraqi civilians back into Falluja.
207.44.245.159/article7285.htm

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Denial of Water to Iraqi Cities:

Water supplies to Tall Afar, Samarra and Fallujah were cut off during US attacks during the past two months, affecting up to 750,000 civilians. This appears to form part of a deliberate US policy of denying water to the residents of cities under attack.

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www.casi.org.uk/briefing/041110denialofwater.pdf

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Iraq's Allawi Is a 'Straw Man' and a 'Criminal,' Says Sy Hersh at NYU :

“One story the press doesn't touch is this criminal — this straw man that's been put in — Allawi, this ridiculous figure that we've installed as the prime minister,” Hersh said. “To keep him in power, we've exponentially increased the bombing.…
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000717958

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Iraq vote could be delayed :

Iraq's deputy prime minister has indicated for the first time that the much-heralded elections due in January could be derailed by the country's violent insurgency.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1351481,00.html

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DoD website shows 54 troops killed between Nov. 7 & Nov. 12
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No Embeds at Landstuhl :

Far from the battleground, and the eyes of reporters and cameramen, more than 400 wounded U.S. military personnel have been airlifted to Germany for medical treatment since the start of the Fallujah offensive.
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000718295

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Nine Killed in Fierce Baqouba Fighting:

Fierce battles between insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi forces killed at least nine people Monday in Baqouba _ the latest in a wave of clashes that has swept Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland
www.record-journal.com/articles/2004/11/15/ap/headlines/d86catl00.txt

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Insurgents hit Mosul police stations :

Insurgents stormed two police stations Sunday in the strife-ridden city of Mosul, killing at least six Iraqi troops as attacks spread throughout Sunni Muslim areas following the U.S.-led assault on Fallujah.
www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~2536331,00.html#

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Mosul revolt spreads to town near Syria :

Pitched battles have erupted between insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi forces in the northern city of Mosul, with the revolt spreading to Tal Afar, a town near the Syrian border, prompting residents to flee and U.S. armored vehicles to encircle it.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/11/15/news/mosul.html

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US officer charged with murder in shooting of Iraqi :

The military said it was unable to discuss the specific events surrounding the charges but a spokesman confirmed that they were related to the killing of a wounded Iraqi man in Baghdad's Sadr City district in August.
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/117203/1/.html

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US accused of Œtorture flights‚:

AN executive jet is being used by the American intelligence agencies to fly terrorist suspects to countries that routinely use torture in their prisons.
207.44.245.159/article7292.htm

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British guard firm 'abused scared Iraqi shepherd boy' :

Security man suspended as coalition probes claims teenager was ill treated
observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1350844,00.html

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Iraqi oil pipeline destroyed:

The attack triggered a huge blaze, but firefighters were kept away because Iraqi fighters had warned of dire consequences if they intervened, he said.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4175213C-305E-4816-A50D-0F65161C1C77.htm

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Nato missions 'threatened by refusal to send troops to Iraq':

The American general who serves as Nato's military commander has warned that 10 member countries' refusal to send troops to Iraq for the alliance's new training mission threatens the long-term viability of the operation, making it difficult to find enough forces to serve in Baghdad.
news.ft.com/cms/s/87465bc0-36aa-11d9-b856-00000e2511c8.html

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Colin Powell Resigns as Secretary of State:

Powell handed President Bush his letter of resignation a few days ago and plans to stay until his successor has been confirmed.
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4170163

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Dollar's Decline Is Reverberating:

During a routine sale of U.S. Treasury bonds in early September, one of the essential pillars holding up the economy suddenly disappeared. Foreigners have been regularly buying nearly half of all debt issued by the U.S. government. On Sept. 9, for the first time that anyone could remember, they stayed home.
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Journalist predicts war in Iraq will plunge U.S. economy into downturn:

President Bush's willingness “to take a lot more body bags” from the Iraqi war will plunge the United States economy into a tailspin as European nations further distance themselves from the war with boycotts of American markets, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist predicted on Friday.
pm.gazette.com/fullstory.php?id=3943

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Pat Buchanan: Goodbye, Dollar˜and Empire:

$2 billion a day from abroad. Foreigners are using the dollars to snap up our stocks, bonds, and real estate, gaining a permanent lien on the future rents, interest, and dividends of U.S. enterprises. We have mortgaged our children‚s future to enjoy the good times today.
www.amconmag.com/2004_11_22/buchanan.html

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Last gasp of U.S. hegemony:

This is the beginning of the end of U.S. hegemony.
www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?eo20041115a2.htm

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Empires as Ages of Religious Ignorance:

George W. Bush's Crusade and American Fundamentalism
www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1418

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Infiltrating the U.S. Military: Gen. Boykin‚s “Kingdom Warriors‰ On the Road to Abu Ghraib and Beyond:

How has the Republican Party been so radicalized and transformed? The consequences that flow from the fact that a secret religious infiltration of the Republican Party took place over a period of years prior to the last two elections have simply been underreported in the press.
www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/InfiltratingTheUSMilitaryGenBoykinsWarriors.html

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Rights group blasts 'racist' US media:

A rights group has blasted some US media organisations for allowing for 'racist and hate-filled speech' during its coverage of the Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat's death.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/FB53EB48-0428-473A-BA2C-6C9000AAFA22.htm

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Uri Avnery: Rejoice not∑:

“Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth, Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him.‰ This biblical injunction (Proverbs 24:17) is one of the most profound Jewish moral tenets.In this connection, Israel is very far from being a “Jewish State‰, as it likes to define itself. The disgusting filth poured out over Yasser Arafat during the last few days in practically all the Israeli media makes one ashamed to be an Israeli.
www.gush-shalom.org/archives/article330.html

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'Luxury' cell in Afghan jail for American bounty hunter :

Idema‚s escape from what might otherwise have been a decade-long Midnight Express ordeal is just the latest turn in his bizarre and controversial exploits in Afghanistan.
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1314912004

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Civilian cost of battle for Falluja emerges:

The horrific conditions for those who remained in the city have begun to emerge in the last 24 hours as it became clear that US military claims of 'precision' targeting of insurgent positions were false.
207.44.245.159/article7284.htm

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Aid convoy barred from 'starving' Falluja:

An aid convoy has been forced to turn back from the beleaguered city of Falluja as more evidence emerged of a mounting humanitarian crisis on the eighth day of a US offensive to crush resistance forces.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A800AA57-C2A4-47FB-9BB5-6D6E1B9C3C22.htm

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Inside Fallujah: one family‚s diary of terror: :

She weeps while telling the story. The abaya (tunic) she wears cannot hide the shaking of her body as waves of grief roll through her. “I cannot get the image out of my mind of her foetus being blown out of her body.‰
www.sundayherald.com/46056

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“Let Them Drink Sand!”: War Crimes in Fallujah;:

The United States is bringing “democracy” to Iraq on the same terms that the Russians imposed its federal mandate on Chechnya
www.counterpunch.org/cockburn11132004.html

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Iraqis dispute US progress in Falluja:

A spokesman for the Falluja resistance says US forces are at an impasse in the city, and denies the US offensive against the town has succeeded.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C5EFBA6C-17FA-4211-8D08-E6A80CED5C95.htm

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U.S. Presbyterians warned to change 'anti-Israel' stance :

Special safety precautions were taken in Presbyterian churches throughout the United States on Sunday after leaders received threats that churches would be burned by Monday if they did not demand a reversal of what a letter writer called their “anti-Israel” policy.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/501561.html

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Neo-cons: Around the world in seven steps

WASHINGTON – An influential foreign-policy neo-conservative with long-standing ties to top hawks in the administration of US 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”.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FK16Aa01.html

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Iran bows to EU pressure to freeze uranium programme :

Iran announced last night that it was freezing all operations connected with uranium enrichment in a diplomatic victory for the European Union and a move that should spare Tehran being sent to the UN security council.
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1351456,00.html

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Four Candles: Flash presentation
i.euniverse.com/funpages/cms_content/2529/4candles.swf

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Date: 13 Nov 2004

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A Confederacy Of Dunces

Dom Stasi

So far we‚ve spent $200,000,000.00 in Iraq, and done nothing but alienate the world and kill about 35,000 innocent people, mostly women and children. Attacking Iraq in retribution for 9/11 (or whatever the Bush faithful are being offered as this week‚s excuse) is the logical equivalent of invading Mexico to get even for Pearl Harbor. But Bush did just that. And, thanks to 59 million American fools who believe whatever he and his media stooges tell them, Bush can now continue to do more of just that on our nickel and the blood of our young.
207.44.245.159/article7281.htm

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Four solutions for Fallujah:

All four outcomes are striking for what they reveal about the narrowing of the Bush administration's grand vision of a democratic and prosperous Iraq, the last one – a kind of final humiliation – would certainly be fiercely resisted by US officials and the Allawi government
207.44.245.159/article7280.htm

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US blocks aid from reaching Fallujah residents:

United States troops were preventing a Red Crescent convoy of emergency aid from reaching residents inside the Iraqi city of Fallujah on Saturday after allowing it as far as the main hospital, a spokeswoman said.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1242970.htm

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'Catastrophic conditions' in Falluja:

'Catastrophic conditions' in Falluja: Fadhil Badran, Aljazeera's correspondent in Falluja, said fighting was fierce and continuous in Falluja's south-eastern neighbourhood al-Shuhadaa and in al-Julan to the north-west.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/7D9D45C5-DD8A-4F6C-9A19-A7EF943DCF38.htm

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US reinforcements sent to northern Iraqi city amid ongoing battles in Fallujah :

A battalion was sent to Mosul on Thursday, after dozens, if nothundreds, of fighters armed with machine guns and rocket launchers roamed in the streets of the third biggest city in Iraq, witnessesand a source in the US army said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/13/content_2215138.htm

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Eyewitness Falluja: Ghost city calls for help :

We are publishing his and other eyewitness accounts from the city in order to provide the fullest possible range of perspectives from those who are there:
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4008887.stm

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Riverbend: Iraqi Girl Blog: Murder…:

People in Falloojeh are being murdered. The stories coming back are horrifying. People being shot in cold blood in the streets and being buried under tons of concrete and iron… where is the world? Bury Arafat and hurry up and pay attention to what's happening in Iraq.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_riverbendblog_archive.html#110029588434930934

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Falluja resident tells of trauma :

A five-year-old Iraqi girl has arrived in Britain, having been orphaned when a US missile destroyed her family's home in Falluja.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4006479.stm

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Iraq on Fire: Resistance Spreads as the Fallujah Death Toll Rises:

We go to Baghdad to speak with Dahr Jamail, one of the few independent reporters in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/12/1518251

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Do You “Support the Troops”?:

If you really “support the troops”, and want Americans to be seen as a civilised nation in the eyes of the world, ask your president to “bring the troops back home”. They do not deserve to die or be wounded in a war of naked aggression.
207.44.245.159/article7282.htm

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Family struggles with suicide of Marine after return from Iraq :

In June, after what his parents describe as months of mental and emotional torment, the lance corporal went down to the basement and hanged himself. He was 23.
snipurl.com/ambk

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Marines Self Destruct:

We who prided ourselves as being above all other services, officers, NCOs, and enlisted who knew the difference between right and wrong on the battlefield and would die protecting the civilian population from excesses? What has happened to us?
207.44.245.159/article7283.htm

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Naomi Klein: Die, then vote. This is Falluja :

Iraqi elections were postponed to save Bush. That led to today's carnage
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1350225,00.html

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Off-target missiles kill children:

MORTAR rounds have hit a residential neighbourhood in Samarra, Iraq, killing two children and injuring eight people. Six of the wounded were children and the other two were women, he said.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11382998%255E1702,00.html

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Behind the Camp David Myth:

Arafat didn't blindly spurn a generous offer.
fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/latimes393.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/12/04:

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

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U.S. plans to launch surgical strikes against North Korea:

Rep. Roh Hoe-chan of the progressive Democratic Labor Party (DLP) claimed Thursday the planned realignment of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is based on a U.S. plan to launch surgical strikes against North Korea.
times.hankooki.com/lpage/200411/kt2004111115044653460.htm

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Ashcroft Condemns Judges Who Question Bush :

Ashcroft forcefully denounced what he called ``a profoundly disturbing trend'' among some judges to interfere in the president's constitutional authority to make decisions during war.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4611888,00.html

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U.N. Report Slams Use of Torture to Beat Terror :

The 19-page study, which is likely to go before the current session of the U.N. General Assembly in December, does not identify the United States by name but catalogues the widely publicised torture and humiliation of prisoners and detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. troops waging the so-called ‰war on terrorism.‰
www.ipsnews.net/africa/interna.asp?idnews=26261

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Ex-Soviet Dissidents Warn of Police State :

More than 50 former Soviet dissidents who spent years in prisons and Siberian exile say Russia is in danger of slipping back into a police state under President Vladimir Putin and the former KGB colleagues he has brought to power.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4612834,00.html

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Pakistan army says it killed 30-40 militants in operation near Afghanistan :

Officials say a major Pakistani army operation has found no clue of Osama bin Laden's presence and failed to capture a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of targeting security forces.
www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=2560626

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British soldiers sue Pentagon :

Three British soldiers and an army interpreter are suing the American military after their vehicle was rammed by a US tank transporter in Iraq.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1350440,00.html

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Deputy chief resigns from CIA

Agency said to be in turmoil under new director Goss
msnbc.msn.com/id/6473454/

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Greg Palast: Kerry won Ohio:

Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry. Here's how the votes vanished.
www.baou.com/newswire/main.php?action=recent&rid=1876

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Bush selects evangelical for attorney general post:

Alberto Gonzales, the White House counsel who advised that the Geneva Conventions and international anti-torture treaties did not apply to terrorist suspects held by the US, was yesterday selected by President George Bush as his new attorney general.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=581582

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Date: 12 Nov 2004

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I have just witnessed a murder on my TV screen

Video

While watching Lateline on Australian ABC television there was a report from Fallujah. In the story they showed a marine saying, “I've just injured one, he's between the two buildings”. At that moment another marine walks over to the gap between the two houses, he then climbs on a forty four gallon drum aims his gun at the injured Iraqi and fires one shot. The marine then climbs back down saying, “He's done”.

Watch it now!
207.44.245.159/video1043.htm

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See Also:

Take No Prisoners :

Another proud moment in U.S. Military History. U.S. Marines execute an Iraqi to the cheers of fellow marines.

Watch it now!
207.44.245.159/article5365.htm

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Eyewitness: Smoke and corpses :

I want them to know about conditions inside this city – there are dead women and children lying on the streets
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4004873.stm

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Falluja a 'Big Disaster,' Aid Needed – Red Crescent:

Aid agencies called on U.S. forces and the Iraqi government to allow them to deliver food, medicine and water to Falluja on Friday and said four days of intense fighting had turned the city into a “big disaster.”
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6797956

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Pepe Escobar : Collective punishment, regrettable necessity :

Whenever a neo-colonial power – or a puppet politician like interim Iraqi Premier Iyad Allawi – orders the widespread bombing of civilian areas, as in Fallujah, the rationale invoked is “regrettable necessity”. What is never mentioned is the real objective: collective punishment.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FK13Ak04.html

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Fallujah‚s empty promise:

As battles go, Fallujah has been a big disappointment to the U.S. military, which had wanted to draw the Iraqi insurgents into a cataclysmic mistake
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6452966/

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In Iraq it's hard to tell who's ahead :

A famous American statesman once wrote that a conventional army loses if it does not win whereas the guerrilla wins if he does not lose.
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3609352

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Kurds come under attack as rebels rampage in city :

US troops were drawn into a new offensive in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday to tackle a tide of insurgency unchecked by the military assault on Falluja.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1349505,00.html

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GIs Force Men Fleeing Fallujah to Return:

Hundreds of men trying to flee the assault on Fallujah have been turned back by U.S. troops following orders to allow only women, children and the elderly to leave.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=246764

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U.S. troops raid Baghdad mosque:

U.S.-led troops have stormed a Sunni Muslim mosque in Baghdad and arrested its radical preacher who has urged Iraqi forces not to fight alongside Americans attacking the rebel city of Falluja.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=619651&section=news

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Twenty-Two U.S. Troops Killed in Falluja -U.S. General
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6801906

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Royal Marine Shot By U.S. Soldiers:

The Captain, who has not been named, was shot in the leg after panic-stricken US soldiers raked the military convoy he was travelling in with bullets.
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Attack Kills One Soldier, Wounds 3 Others:

The unit came under attack by improvised explosive devices, small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.
www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/Casualty_Report.asp?CasualtyReport=20041113.txt

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U.S. Chopper Downed Near Baghdad:

Officials say militants hit the Army Black Hawk with anti-aircraft fire in Taji, about 12 miles north of the capital.
www.wral.com/news/3914222/detail.html

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Dutch Troops to Withdraw from Iraq:

Dutch news agency ANP cited Defense Minister Henk Kamp on Friday as saying that the country's 1,350-contingent will leave the US-led multinational contingent.
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=41468

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Iraqi Government Fires Police Chiefs:

Mosul police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammed Kheiri Barhawi was fired after rebels launched widespread attacks Thursday in Iraq's third-largest city, according to deputy Gov. Khissrou Gouran.
www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/world/10164549.htm

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Fallujah battle erupts, clashes in Baghdad:

Insurgents determined to show they are undeterred by the four-day-old offensive in Iraq‚s most rebellious city have hit back hard with attacks and bombings elsewhere, causing two days of bloody chaos in the northern city of Mosul.
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Marine Loses Arm & Leg in Rocket Blast:

The 21-year-old lost his right arm and right leg when a rocket slammed into his vehicle.
www.wgrz.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=24227

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Iraq group says kidnaps American man -Jazeera TV:

Iraqi insurgents have kidnapped an American who works as a manager at Baghdad airport, Al Jazeera television said today.
www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=80809

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U.S. soldiers raid homes of Sunni Muslim clerics critical of offensive:

American troops raided the homes and offices of two prominent Sunni Muslim clerics Thursday after both men made fiery public speeches condemning the U.S.-led offensive in Fallujah and voicing their support for insurgents.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=619651&section=news

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Norman Solomon: A Distant Mirror of Holy War:

The Post quoted hospital physician Kamal Hadeethi: “The corpses of the mujaheddin which we received were burned, and some corpses were melted.‰
207.44.245.159/article7279.htm

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Picture:

Members of Charlie Company of the First Marine Division, 6th Regiment, regroup inside the Khulafah Rashid Mosque in Fallujah
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/041112/481/calos10211120257

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

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

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'I think Arafat was poisoned':

A leading Jordanian neurologist who regularly examined Yasser Arafat said on Friday that poisoning was the “highest” probable cause of the Palestinian leader's mysterious death and urged that an autopsy be performed.
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,6119,2-10-1462_1620286,00.html

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Our own Palestinian De Gaulle :

Throughout his political career, Yasser Arafat was the object of relentless campaigns of character assasination – not because of what he was, but because of what he represented: the Palestinian people, whose mere existence was a monumental nuisance for those who coveted Palestine.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1349438,00.html

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Israel's death festival :

Such unabashed glee is disrespectful and dangerous
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1349398,00.html

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In Pictures:

Yasser Arafat burial in the West Bank city of Ramallah
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Fallujah: Insurgents try to break US cordon:

An Iraqi journalist still in the city reported seeing burned US vehicles and bodies in the street, with more buried under the wreckage. He said two men trying to move a corpse were shot down by a sniper.
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11363322^401,00.html

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New rebel tactics emerge in Fallujah:

After three days of measurable progress, American forces trying to take full control of Fallujah are confronting an insurgent force that has renewed energy.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1112/p01s02-woiq.html

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US forces under fire in Falluja :

The BBC's Paul Wood, who was with marines in the heart of Falluja on Thursday, says the troops' forward headquarters was attacked from several directions with rockets and sniper fire.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4003549.stm

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US Concedes Falluja Assault Won't Break Insurgency:

The U.S. military said on Thursday this week's Falluja offensive would not shatter Iraq's insurgency, while analysts argued merely seizing real estate does little to stop rebels able to relocate and keep fighting.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6790272

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A thousand Fallujahs :

“The bombs being dropped on Fallujah don't contain explosives, depleted uranium or anything harmful – they contain laughing gas – that would, of course, explain [Pentagon chief Donald] Rumsfeld's misplaced optimism about not killing civilians in Fallujah. Also, being a 'civilian' is a relative thing in a country occupied by Americans. You're only a civilian if you're on their side.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FK12Ak04.html

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Iraq seeks to curb press freedoms:

Iraq's media regulator has warned news organisations to stick to the government line on the US-led attack in Falluja or face legal action.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/DEF16C21-745D-4FDB-A54A-3E2A957AF97B.htm

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CIA agent publicly chides White House for terror war:

Mike Scheuer, a 22-year veteran who works in the CIA's Counterterrorist Center and is a former head of its Osama bin Laden unit, is criticizing the Bush administration for going to war in Iraq and for the way it has conducted the war on terror in genera. And he's doing it very publicly.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1112/p02s02-usfp.html

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“We‚re committing genocide in Iraq‰:

Massey entered Iraq as part of the initial US invasion in March 2003. He witnessed˜and in some cases participated in˜the killing of innocent civilians. During a single 48-hour period, he says, he saw as many as 30 civilians killed by US gunfire at highway checkpoints.
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/nov2004/vet-n11.shtml

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Pictures From Fallujah:
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/10/content_2200887.htm

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Troops Become U.S. Citizens on Veterans Day :

80 sailors and Marines from 25 countries – from Canada to Syria – became citizens in a Veterans Day ceremony aboard the USS Midway, a reward for putting their lives on the line for their adopted country.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4610192,00.html

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Jack Dalton: Another Veterans Day:

A young man returns form Iraq missing both legs. After discharge from the Army he ends up having to live in his car˜where is the “honor our veterans‰ for this young man?
207.44.245.159/article7277.htm

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U.S. to defend use of Guantanamo war tribunals:

U.S. District Judge James Robertson, a 1994 Clinton-appointee, found that the tribunal system was being conducted unlawfully, outside the guidelines of U.S. military law and the Geneva Conventions.
www.washtimes.com/national/20041110-121739-1212r.htm

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US Faces Criticism In British Gov‚t Human Rights Report:

For the US this sort of report is “embarrassing‰, The United States faced rare criticism over human rights from close ally Britain on Wednesday, with an official British government report taking Washington to task over concerns about Iraq and the Guantanamo Bay jail.
www.globalpolicy.org/empire/un/2004/1111criticism.htm

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John Walker Lindh : Trial By Fury :

After the revelations about prisoner abuse and flimsy terrorism cases, is it time to reconsider the fate of John Walker Lindh?
www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2004/11/11_402.html

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UK: The special relationship has become a national delusion :

One perverse consequence is that the fate of the US economy is now in the hands of the central bank of the People's Republic of China, who could pull the plug any time by selling their massive reserves of US dollars.
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1349440,00.html

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Choice of Gonzales May Blaze a Trail for the High Court:

Republicans close to the White House said on Thursday that the choice of Alberto R. Gonzales as attorney general was part of a political strategy to bolster Mr. Gonzales's credentials with conservatives and position him for a possible Supreme Court appointment.
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MSNBC Vote Fraud Video:

Quicktime video
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Pageantry Planned for Bush Inauguration :

The Homeland Security Department has designated the inauguration a national security special event, which makes the day's high-profile gatherings eligible for federal money and heightened security overseen by the Secret Service.
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=245057

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Manufacturing Dissent:

How “Progressives” Gave The Election To Bush
globalresearch.ca/articles/BAK411B.html

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We Are All Dubya's Doormat :

News flash for ordinary Repubs and born-agains: Bush doesn't care about you, either
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2004/11/10/notes111004.DTL&nl=fix

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Police use stun gun on 6-year-old:

Police say a 6-year-old Florida boy wasn't hurt when they shocked him with a 50,000-volt taser to keep him from cutting himself with a piece of glass.
washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041112-111756-3329r.htm

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Date: 11 November 2004

John Pilger :Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal

Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign “insurgents”. In fact, women and children are being slaughtered in our name.
207.44.245.159/article7274.htm

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Car bomb in heart of Baghdad kills 17 people:

A police captain on the scene, said that the late morning blast had narrowly missed a U.S. convoy that passed by seconds before
www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=
rednews/2004/11/11/build/world/38-baghdadbomb.inc

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18 Americans, 5 Iraqis Die in Fallujah :

Eighteen U.S. troops and five Iraqi government soldiers have been killed in action since the start of the assault on Fallujah, the U.S. commander of the operation said Thursday.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=
736&e=2&u=/ap/20041111/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_casualties

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US bombards Mosul:

The strikes against the majority Sunni Muslim city followed warnings by US and Iraqi officials of imminent operations in other flashpoint regions on top of the major joint military assault to wrest control of the insurgent hub of Fallujah.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11867

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Three Iraqis Killed After Exchange Of Fire Between US Soldiers And Iraqi Rebels In Samara
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=51659&ch=0&datte=2004-11-11

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Iraqi resistance take over city of Mosul:

Resistance fighters set police stations ablaze, stole weapons and brazenly roamed the streets of Mosul on Thursday as Iraq's third largest city appeared to be sliding out of control, residents said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BAK135332.htm

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Two Marine helicopters shot down in Fallujah :

Both Super Cobra helicopters were hit with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire and were forced to make hard landings, the military said.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp
?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Marine%20Copters

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Falluja a humanitarian crisis, aid workers say

Fighting in Falluja has created a humanitarian disaster in which innocent people are dying because medical help cannot reach them, aid workers in Iraq said on Wednesday.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BAK053516.htm

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Reservists suffering large share of U.S. deaths in Iraq since Fallujah fighting started:

More Army and Marine reservists have died in Iraq since the start of the Fallujah offensive than in any comparable period since American forces entered Iraq in March 2003.
www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2004/11/11/
news/latest_news/808f4ff4cdeb701786256f490061a6c4.txt

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More Than 200 U.S. Fallujah Casualties Reported
www.nbc10.com/news/3910446/detail.html

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Fallujah Wounded Arriving by the Dozens at U.S. Military Hospital in Germany:

A steady stream of wounded from Iraq, mostly from fighting in Fallujah, has begun arriving at the U.S. military's main hospital in Europe, an official said Thursday.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBHSS2TE1E.html

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Old errors meant assault became inevitable:

A city still packed with civilians has been subjected to a withering assault of US air strikes and artillery. Outside the Arab world, international criticism of the US attack on the city was unexpectedly muted.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=581297

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Falluja: Eyewitness Report: Defiance amid carnage :

As US forces battle insurgents in streets strewn with rubble and corpses, Iraqi sources question the claims that the US controls much of Falluja. The BBC News website spoke by phone to Fadhil Badrani, a journalist in the city who reports for the BBC World Service in Arabic.
207.44.245.159/article7273.htm

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Fallujah 'not end of story':

IRAQI politician Adnan Pachachi warned today that Fallujah was “not the end of the story” and that the US-led offensive there could trigger even further violence.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11352477^1702,00.html

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Five Palestinians shot dead in West Bank and Gaza Strip :

Nine other Palestinians were wounded in the incident. Israel said the dead Palestinians tried to infilitrate the settlement. Palestinians claimed, however, that Israeli soldiers fired on civilians.
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=288751&lang=e&dir=news

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Potential Arafat successor to remain in Israeli prison :

Israel has ruled out releasing jailed Marwan Barghouti, a leading Palestinian figure who is widely seen as the strongest candidate to succeed Yasser Arafat
www.breakingnews.ie/2004/11/11/story175406.html

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Yasser Arafat, 1929-2004: Obituary:

Today, Yasser Arafat, Chairman of al-Fatah and the Palestine Liberation Organization and elected President of the Palestinian Authority, died in Paris from complications stemming from a blood disorder at the age of 75.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3288.shtml

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Yasser Arafat : “Our Father, Our Leader, Our Hero”:

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Leader of the Palestinian People
www.todaysalternativenews.com/index.php?event=link,150&values[0]=&values[1]=1984

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Palestinians, world leaders hail Arafat:

They have hailed him as an international leader whose lifelong fight for an independent state embodied the struggle for freedom against oppression.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/60A9109D-FB87-4632-9082-0C9062DA791C.htm

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Audio: Robert Fisk on Yasser Arafat:

Yasser Arafat could breathe his last at any time, with close aides saying he has suffered major organ failure and that he is on life support. For a look at the reaction his death might have in the Middle East, we speak to Robert Fisk, veteran correspondent for the UK's Independent newspaper.
207.44.245.159/article7272.htm

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Uri Avnery:Arafat, A man and his people:

Wherever he may be buried when he passes away, the day will come when his remains will be reinterred by a free Palestinian government in the holy shrines in Jerusalem.
www.redress.btinternet.co.uk/uavnery105.htm

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Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower Arrested
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4608947,00.html

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Marine guilty:

Jury convicts major of dereliction of duty, maltreatment of prisoner at detention facility
www.dailyreviewonline.com/Stories/0,1413,88~10973~2528270,00.html#

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UK: Minister: Bush Win 'Tragic' :

A SENIOR Cabinet minister yesterday broke ranks and called President Bush's re-election “tragic”. The outburst is hugely embarrassing for Tony Blair as he flies to Washington today.
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A father's anger: 'I would kill Geoff Hoon' :

The father of two Black Watch soldiers serving at Camp Dogwood in Iraq threatened to kill the defence secretary, Geoff Hoon, yesterday because he was a “two-faced lying git”.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1348298,00.html

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Hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq hit by parasite that causes chronic sores
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041110/
ts_alt_afp/us_iraq_health&cid=1506&ncid=1473

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Life after wartime:

Scott Durst, recently back from 16 months with a military police unit in Iraq, was celebrating his anniversary in Bar Harbor this summer when he woke in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, his heart pounding.
pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/local/041111vets.shtml

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Our Vanished Values:

This is the election in which American Christianity destroyed itself. Today the church is no longer a religion but a tacky political lobby
207.44.245.159/article7271.htm

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Sidney Blumenthal: The religious right is exerting its power.:

The 2004 election marks the rise of a quasi-clerical party for the first time in the United States. Ecclesiastical organisation has become the sinew and muscle of the Republican party, essential in George Bush's re-election.
www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/comment/story/0,14259,1348262,00.html

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Maureen Dowd: A Moveable Feast of Terrorism:

The president is putting his own counsel, Alberto Gonzales, who wrote the famous memo defending torture, in charge of our civil liberties. Torture Guy, who blithely threw off 75 years of international law and set the stage for the grotesque abuses at Abu Ghraib and dubious detentions at Guantánamo
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Center for Constitutional Rights Opposes Nomination of Alberto Gonzales to Attorney General Post :

Group Cites Gonzales Memo Calling Geneva Conventions “Quaint‰ and “Obsolete‰
www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=7Sji957UtN&Content=463

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In case you missed it:

Spotlight on Enron's law firm :

Alberto Gonzales enjoys a reputation for covering George W. Bush's back. In 1996, for example, Gonzales, as Bush's general counsel, managed to get the then-Texas governor excused from jury duty, thus saving Bush from having to disclose a 1976 arrest for drunk driving.
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/02/15/BU132842.DTL

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American Resistance:

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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It's the people stupid!:

“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.
207.44.245.159/article7246.htm

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Date: 10 Nov 2004

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Iraq: 10 [civilians] killed as curfew imposed after clashes in Baiji, northern Iraq:

“There were 10 [civilians] killed, including three women, and 26 wounded, including two policemen, five children and a woman,” said Dr Hussein al-Juburi at Baiji general hospital, 200 kilometres north of Baghdad.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1240729.htm

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Car bomb targeting Iraqi police kills 10:

A car bomb targeting police exploded on a crowded Baghdad street Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others, police said.
www.adn.com/24hour/world/story/1812357p-9692301c.html

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One Soldier Killed, One Injured in IED Attack:

A 1st Infantry Division Soldier was killed and one injured after their combat patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device near Balad at about 4:20 a.m. on Nov 10.
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/November/041110e.htm

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Clashes erupt in Mosul:

Gunfire and explosions have echoed across the volatile northern Iraqi city Mosul, witnesses say, and authorities imposed a curfew and closed bridges in a bid to prevent violence spreading.
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=world
News&storyID=618682&src=rss/uk/worldNews&section=news

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Hundreds of armed men control al-Ramada downtown
www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041110/2004111005.html

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Iraqi Insurgents Took Control Over Bridge in Baghdad
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=51565&ch=0&datte=2004-11-10

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200 Iraqi troops abandon Fallujah offensive:

U.S. military officials said Monday that at least 200 Iraqi troops had deserted their posts in the American-led offensive on Fallujah.
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0411090244
nov09,1,147134.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

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Shame of Hue and Falluja :

We nearly all now see Hue as the beginning of the end of US involvement in Vietnam. I expect to see Falluja as the beginning of the end of the involvement in Iraq of US and UK forces.
www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,1347202,00.html

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Iraqi Militants Captured 20 Soldiers of the Iraqi National Guard:

Qatar television channel Al Jazeera aired video showing the men.
207.44.245.159/article7266.htm

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Gunmen Kidnap Three Members of Allawi's Family:

A militant Islamist group said Wednesday it would execute Allawi's relatives unless U.S. and Iraqi forces withdraw from Fallujah.
207.44.245.159/article7266.htm

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Falluja's defiance of a new empire :

It is Bush and Blair, not the Iraqi resistance, who fear free elections
207.44.245.159/article7269.htm

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Satan hides in a hospital :

The assault, dubbed Operation Phantom Fury, perversely started on Laylat e-Qadr, the most important and holy night of the year for the Islamic world.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FK11Ak03.html

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Scott Ritter : Squeezing jello in Iraq:

Far from facing off in a decisive battle against the resistance fighters, it seems the more Americans squeeze Falluja, the more the violence explodes elsewhere. It is exercises in futility, akin to squeezing jello. The more you try to get a grasp on the problem, the more it slips through your fingers.
207.44.245.159/article7259.htm

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Fact or Fiction?

US Troops Reportedly Gassing Fallujah

“The US troops have sprayed chemical and nerve gases on resistance fighters, turning them hysteric in a heartbreaking scene,‰ an Iraqi doctor, who requested anonymity, told Al-Quds Press.
www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-11/10/article05.shtml

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Who Are The “Barbarians‰?:

Where is the moral “voice of America‰ that should cry against these atrocities? While Christian leaders moralise about gay marriage and lobbying for the “right to life‰, and depriving women of their choice, mass graves of innocent Iraqi women and children are planned.
207.44.245.159/article7262.htm

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Red Cross: Fallujah refugee situation dire:

Thousands of Iraqis who fled fighting in Fallujah have been without enough food and water for days, the International Committee of the Red Cross has said.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1240688.htm

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Mosques bombed as fighting rages in Falluja:

Almost half of the mosques in the Iraqi town of Falluja have been destroyed, with US warplanes launching air strikes and fierce fighting on the ground continuing.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6E722418-6B50-4D2A-93E1-77C9A8FC6DAC.htm

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U.S. military has used Israeli urban warfare tactics in Faluja.

U.S. officials said the Army and Marine Corps have employed tactics developed during the Israeli military invasion of West Bank cities in 2002.
www.menewsline.com/stories/2004/november/11_11_2.html

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Riverbend: Iraqi Girl Blog: Rule of Iraq Assassins Must End…:

How do people feel about the Iraqi troops? There's a certain rage. It's difficult to sympathize with a fellow-countryman while he's killing one of his own. People generally call them “Dogs of Occupation”
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_riverbendblog_archive.html#110003558181121517

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Hidden tragedies in helpless city :

Residents say scores of civilians have been killed or wounded in 24 hours of fighting since US-led forces pushed deep into the rebel-held city
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1347456,00.html

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Cook: US assault on Fallujah will be strategic failure:

Former British FM says US military operation in Fallujah will increase resistance, decrease support for coalition troops.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/iraq/?id=11839

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Most Brits think war is wrong:

Public distaste with the Iraq war in Britain has hit its worst-ever level, with fewer than a third of people thinking it is the right thing.
www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1618050,00.html

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Ramsey Clark: “Bush can run, but he cannot hide from the Constitution”:

Click here to join the over 466137 who have already voted in the referendum to Impeach Bush
207.44.245.159/article7265.htm

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/support.htm

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Anti-war senators won by landslides

The seven Democratic senators who voted against the Iraq war all won re-election ˆ and they did it by an average margin of nearly 30%.
www.alternet.org/election04/20436/

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God‚s Holy Warriors:

Our President should consider the possibility that he should go shopping for a half decent international lawyer. President George W. Genocide is going to need one.
207.44.245.159/article7263.htm

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Purple Hearts: Back from Iraq :

They are the images the government doesn‚t want you to see — of soldiers returning from “Operation Iraqi Freedom,‰ wounded for life, physically and emotionally. Many are in their late teens and early twenties. They are double-amputees, paraplegics, burn victims, depressives.
motherjones.com/news/qa/2004/10/10_404.html

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/09/04:

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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Anti-US Attacks in Fallujah on Film\
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-11/10/article04.shtml

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Chechen Human Rights Activists Killed, Tortured ˜ Amnesty International
www.mosnews.com/news/2004/11/09/amnestyint.shtml

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China Rocks The Geopolitical Boat:

It is perhaps too early to digest fully the various economic, political and even geostrategic implications of this stunning development, widely considered a major blow to the Bush administration's economic sanctions on Iran and particularly on Iran's energy sector
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FK06Ak01.html

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Gwynne Dyer : Waiting for Iraq :

If the US does not change course, the other great powers will eventually give up on the waiting game and move to counterbalance and contain American power. That would mean alliances, arms build-ups, all the lethal nonsense we thought that we had left behind us.
207.44.245.159/article7270.htm

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So long US, hello China, India:

In the long-term game of geopolitical chess being played on the Southeast Asian board, rising stars China and India may well gain the upper hand if the new US president fails to take a longer view beyond Iraq and terrorism.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/FK04Ae03.html

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U.S. Pressed Halliburton in Kuwaiti Deal:

The U.S. ambassador to Kuwait and other senior U.S. officials put pressure on Halliburton (HAL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) to award a contract to a Kuwaiti company suspected of overcharging to bring fuel into Iraq, according to State Department documents released on Wednesday.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6776239

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It's the Corporate State, Stupid:

It would be a supreme irony that the state most responsible for stopping worldwide fascism would become fascist 60 years later.
207.44.245.159/article7260.htm

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Two Members Of Bush Cabinet Resign:

Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Don Evans resigned Tuesday, just one week after President Bush was re-elected to a second term.
www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=2543740&nav=0RdESwMw

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Halliburton Admits Bribes 'May Have Been Paid' in Nigeria :

The alleged payments, many of which occurred when Halliburton was being run by Dick Cheney, now the US vice president, helped a consortium including the US group to win a 12 billion dollar contract to build a gas terminal.
207.44.245.159/article7264.htm

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A Day of Infamy:

On November 2nd Americans blew their only chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of the world.
www.counterpunch.com/roberts11092004.html

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Natural disorder : A God-fearing majority is set to tyrannise the US :

The land has been divided before. Until 1863, half the American voters thought people of colour to be people. Half thought them to be three-fifths of a person. That is how the constitution defined people with darker skins for purposes of apportioning taxes and representation among the states.
207.44.245.159/article7268.htm

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D is for Democracy…T is for? :

One of the most sobering and disappointing experiences of the last four years been the meek, cowed, and silent role chosen by Democrats in the House and Senate
207.44.245.159/article7268.htm

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Feds say government no longer interested in man as terror suspect:

That allegation is why the government has detained Al-Jailani for more than two years, although he has not been charged.
207.44.245.159/article7267.htm

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Video: Tanks on the streets of LA:

Two armored tanks showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood.
la.indymedia.org/news/2004/11/118865_comment.php#118868

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State Police investigating voter fraud :

New Mexico State Police are investigating allegations of voter fraud ˆ including one instance in which an as-of-yet unnamed woman is being connected with up to 200 bogus ballots.
www.kobtv.com/index.cfm?viewer=storyviewer&id=14841&cat=HOME

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Who are These Damned Bush Republicans?:

According to the new “checklist” titled “Worldwide Value”, written by Frank J. Gaffney, Jr for the National Review Online, they are people who believe the following are good ideas:
www.opednews.com/langAmanda_110904_bush_republicans.htm

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Bush looks anew at oil drilling in refuge:

Republican gains in the Senate could give President Bush his best chance yet to achieve his No. 1 energy priority – opening an oil-rich but environmentally sensitive Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling.
www.registerguard.com/news/2004/11/10/a4.nat.bushdrilling.1110.html

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