Information Clearing House  Digest November 23-30 2004
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004

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I Am Become Death – The Destroyer Of The Worlds

Anwaar Hussain

The crimson waters of the Euphrates are now emptying into the Persian Gulf the hopes and aspirations of innocent people whose lives were snuffed out on the orders of a man rewarded for his monumental crimes by his great nation.
207.44.245.159/article7389.htm

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– Humor – If Only It Were True News – Humor–

Canadian authorities arrest president Bush

Canadian authorities have arrested US president George W. Bush in Ottawa. He has been charged with several offences under Canada's War Crimes Act. Vice-President Dick Cheney has mobilized the American military and all border crossings between the two nations have closed. Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has urged for calm in a short radio and television broadcast to the Canadian people immediately after the arrest. Part of the Prime Minister‚s broadcast is included here:
207.44.245.159/article7390.htm

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How Iran is being backed into a corner

Scott Burchill.

Iran could be forgiven for thinking it needs WMD for its own protection. Such is the arrogance of double standards in the post-September 11 world.
207.44.245.159/article7388.htm

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Terrorism: No Name Death from the Sky

By: Jack Dalton

These are the wounds that are born out of fear, guilt, and terror. No name death falling from the sky˜that is terrorism—bombs, rockets, and mortars that fall unannounced, at any time, in any place that are capricious, indiscriminate and arbitrary when they kill and maim. I‚ve seen men that have gone thru literal hand to hand combat that turned into shaking piles of sobbing flesh during sustained mortar attacks˜abject helplessness.
207.44.245.159/article7384.htm

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Red Cross Finds Detainee Abuse in Guantánamo:

The finding that the handling of prisoners detained and interrogated at Guantánamo amounted to torture came after a visit by a Red Cross inspection team that spent most of last June in Guantánamo.
207.44.245.159/article7392.htm

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Abu Ghaib abuse complaint names Rumsfeld:

An international legal team has filed a criminal complaint against US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other top US officials over the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1255125.htm

snipurl.com/azuj

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Lawyers in Germany Charge Rumsfeld, Tenet With War Crimes in Iraq:

Democracy Now interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who is filing a criminal complaint charging a group of U.S. officials with war crimes in Iraq.

Audio and transcript
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Car Bomb Kills Seven, Wounds 20 in Iraq:

A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 20, underlining Iraq's severe security problems with elections just two months away.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6951800

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Another U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq:

A U.S. Army soldier died from injuries sustained after a roadside bomb exploded next to his patrol north of Baghdad, the military said Tuesday.
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=291071

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135 American troops killed in Iraq this month:

The U.S. military death toll for November matched the highest for any month of the war.
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main541815.shtml

snipurl.com/azun

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Report: Pentagon wants 10,000 more troops in Iraq:

Faced with the problem of protecting upcoming elections and securing former insurgent stronghold, the US military tells NBC it will need between 10,000 and 11,000 more troops in Iraq.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1130/dailyUpdate.html

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Iraqi forces wilting under relentless attacks :

Iraqi police and national guard forces, whose performance is crucial to securing January elections, are foundering in the face of coordinated efforts to murder and intimidate them and their families, say American officials
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/11/30/MNGVNA3PDL1.DTL

snipurl.com/azuq

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UK: Gulf veterans' angry plea to MoD :

Soldiers on sick leave after serving in Iraq have told a BBC programme of their anger at not receiving proper medical or financial support from the Army.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/real_story/4050415.stm

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GI threatens suicide over return to Iraq:

A serviceman, apparently distraught over the prospect of being sent back to the war in Iraq, threatened to kill himself as he stood naked and screaming outside his house.
www.connpost.com/Stories/0,1413,96~3750~2566834,00.html

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Nuclear Agency Praises Iran:

The International Atomic Energy Agency praised Iran yesterday for suspending its uranium-enrichment work and removed an immediate threat of sanctions against the Islamic republic
www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A19565-2004Nov29?language=printer

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Fallujah Napalmed:

News that President George W. Bush has sanctioned the use of napalm, a deadly cocktail of polystyrene and jet fuel banned by the United Nations in 1980, will stun governments around the world.
snipurl.com/ayr2

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U.S. Accused of Using Poison Gases in Fallujah:

Survivors of the week-long attack on Fallujah have reported the U.S. military used poison gas and other non-conventional weapons against civilians in the assault. We go to Baghdad to speak with independent reporter Dahr Jamail who broke the story.

Audio and transcript.
207.44.245.159/article7391.htm

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Riverbend: Iraqi Girl Blog: Tired in Baghdad…:

The situation in Falloojeh is worse than anyone can possibly describe. It has turned into one of those cities you see in your darkest nightmares- broken streets strewn with corpses, crumbling houses and fallen mosques… The worst part is that for the last couple of weeks we've been hearing about the use of chemical weapons inside Falloojeh by the Americans.
riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_riverbendblog_archive.html#110175554175897095

snipurl.com/azuy

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US army blocks aid convoy for Falluja:

The US military has prevented an aid convoy from reaching the besieged city of Falluja, a doctor based in Baghdad who accompanied the convoy says.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F0A47D67-7D17-4140-A992-2AEC1CF0624A.htm

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Neglect Follows Siege of Fallujah:

The Iraqi ministry of health is failing to provide enough support to hundreds of thousands who fled Fallujah. – Some doctors said a deliberate decision had been taken not to help people in the besieged city.
www.ipsnews.net/new_nota.asp?idnews=26483

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Farce In Fallujah:

In the annals of military history, it is difficult to find a more egregious example of a military operation dictated so completely by domestic political concerns.
www.niagarafallsreporter.com/editorial179.html

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Red Crescent has trouble treating civilians hurt in Fallujah assault :

The Iraqi Red Crescent has set up a relief center in Fallujah — but continued fighting between U-S-led troops and insurgents is making it impossible for doctors and nurses to treat the wounded.
www.kctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2622176

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Iraq health care 'in deep crisis' :

Iraq's health system is in a far worse condition than before the war, a British medical charity says.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4054105.stm

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The Destruction of Iraq‚s Health Care:

Since the US military invasion and occupation of Iraq, Iraq‚s health care system has deteriorated as a result of deliberate destruction by the US administration. The most vulnerable victims of this destruction are the Iraqi children, particularly children under the age of five.
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Straw says sorry for Iraqi bloodshed:

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has offered the Muslim community a qualified apology for the casualties of the Iraq war. Speaking at an event hosted by the Muslim Council of Britain, Straw said he was “deeply sorry” for the bloodshed caused by military intervention in the country
about.upi.com/products/perspectives/UPI-20041130-015959-1757R

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Ottawa, Halifax on lockdown in preparation for Bush visit:

Helicopters, sharpshooters, riot police to protect world's most powerful politician
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20041130/BUSHSECURITY30/TPNational/Canada

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Do Canadians have a conscience? :

The majority of Canadians oppose Bush, reject the war in Iraq, and don‚t want him here.
207.44.245.159/article7394.htm

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/29/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/azv4

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Michel Chossudovsky: IMF Sponsored “Democracy” in The Ukraine:

Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko in the Ukrainian presidential elections is firmly backed by the Washington Consensus.
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO411D.html

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US intervenes in disputed Ukraine election:

Who the hell asked you, Mr. Powell?
www.wsws.org/articles/2004/nov2004/ukra-n30.shtml

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Truth and Consequences in Ukraine:

When the Bush Administration rushed to celebrate the protesters' courage and tenacity, I thought—what rank hypocrisy. These same officials have shown no respect for American pro-democracy protesters
www.thenation.com/edcut/index.mhtml?bid=7

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Criminal Investigation in Germany into Culpability of U.S. Officials in Abu Ghraib Torture
www.commondreams.org/news2004/1129-08.htm

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A weapon against ourselves :

The politicisation of intelligence means that a sensible response to terrorism is becoming impossible
www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1362604,00.html

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Religious Fundamentalism and the Growing Threat to Democracy:

With the re-election of George W. Bush, religious fundamentalism seems to be in overdrive in its effort to define politics through a reductive and somewhat fanatical moralism.
www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov2004/Giroux1129.htm

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Leo Strauss and the Grand Inquisitor:

There is a certain irony in the fact that the chief guru of the neoconservatives is a thinker who regarded religion merely as a political tool intended for the masses but not for the superior few. He therefore taught that those in power must invent noble lies and pious frauds to keep the people in the stupor for which they are supremely fit.
207.44.245.159/article7395.htm

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1 Minute Video: Heard Any Good Jokes Lately George?

Windows Media.
video.buzzflash.com/04/10/Bushs_Big_Joke.wmv

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13 US marines wounded in mortar attack south of Baghdad :

Thirteen US marines and two civilians were wounded Monday when mortar shells struck a military base south of Baghdad, a marine spokesman said.
www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34518

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Embassy sounds alarm over growing dangers in Iraq:

Disintegrating security in Baghdad was underlined in a sombre warning yesterday from the British embassy against using the airport road or taking a plane out of Iraq.
news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=588095

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Fallugah: Raw Video sent in by US Solider:

Windows Media
www.fallujah.us/download.php?f=www.fallujah.us-Raw-Footage03.wmv

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Al-Zawahri says will keep fighting U.S.-:

“We are a nation of patience and we will continue fighting you (United States) until the last hour,” Ayman Al-Zawahri said in the tape.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_ID=5831

snipurl.com/azvb

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A Close Look at Fallujah Lab:

It looks like a shelf in an elderly lady‚s bathroom, scattered with half-full and almost empty bottles so old the faded labels are peeling off. But Qassem Daoud, Iraq‚s national security adviser and Prime Minister Allawi‚s confidant, calls it a “chemical laboratory‰ where Fallujan anti occupation forces supposedly made “deadly explosives and poisons,‰ including anthrax.
www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=55313&d=30&m=11&y=2004

snipurl.com/azvc

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Iraqi National Guard Abuses Anger Public :

The US-backed and trained Iraqi National Guard is facing allegations of misconduct and ill-discipline
www.iwpr.net/index.pl?archive/irq/irq_92_1_eng.txt

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Huff and puff from General Abizaid :

The commander of the US forces in the Middle East, General John Abizaid, seems to be brewing up a storm. He has said the power of the US should never be underestimated. He further claimed America can “generate more power per square inch than anybody else in the world, and everybody knows it.‰
www.gulfnews.com/Articles/Opinion2.asp?ArticleID=141574

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'They hate our policies, not our freedom':

Quietly released Pentagon report contains major criticisms of administration.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1129/dailyUpdate.html

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Investing in War:

The Carlyle Group profits from government and conflict
www.publicintegrity.org/pns/report.aspx?aid=424&sid=200

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“War Is A Racket” U.S. Major General Smedley Butler:

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4377.htm

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Ridge to Announce Resignation Today:
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=292167

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Nearly a Month Later, Ohio Fight Goes On :

Nearly a month after John Kerry conceded Ohio to President Bush, complaints and challenges about the balloting are mounting as activists including the Rev. Jesse Jackson demand closer scrutiny to ensure the votes are being counted on the up-and-up.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=694&e=1&u=/ap/20041129/ap_on_el_pr/ohio_vote

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Afghan government condemns spraying of opium crops by mystery aircraft:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has lodged a protest with British and U.S. officials after a mystery aircraft sprayed herbicide on opium crops without authorization, his spokesman said Tuesday.
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/11/30/latest/19937Afghangov&sec=latest

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'I had soldiers break into tears':

Canada's troops patrolling war-torn Kabul have sent a sobering message home ˜ “we are overtasked, overburdened and worn out.”
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“Orphan‰ by Poverty :

It‚s hard to believe that any child would live here by choice. Yet, according to Sami Hashemi, chief protection officer for UNICEF in Afghanistan, 80 per cent of the children in the country‚s orphanages have at least one living parent.
www.iwpr.net/index.pl?archive/arr/arr_200411_149_5_eng.txt

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Social Security plan gets support:

The White House and congressional Republicans are all but certain to embrace large-scale government borrowing to help finance President Bush's plan to create personal investment accounts in Social Security, said administration officials, members of Congress and independent analysts.
www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/news/nation/10286032.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004

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Terrorism: No Name Death from the Sky

By: Jack Dalton

These are the wounds that are born out of fear, guilt, and terror. No name death falling from the sky˜that is terrorism—bombs, rockets, and mortars that fall unannounced, at any time, in any place that are capricious, indiscriminate and arbitrary when they kill and maim. I‚ve seen men that have gone thru literal hand to hand combat that turned into shaking piles of sobbing flesh during sustained mortar attacks˜abject helplessness.
207.44.245.159/article7384.htn

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Suicide bomber kills 12 in western Iraq:

A suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle outside a police station west of the Iraqi insurgent stronghold of Ramadi today, killing at least 12 people and wounding 10, hospital officials said.
www.deepikaglobal.com/latestnews.asp?ncode=22846

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Blast in Western Iraq Kills 7 Policemen:

Authorities say the policemen were lined up to get paid when the bomb exploded in the Euphrates River town of Baghdadi, about 200 kilometers from the capital .
www.voanews.com/english/2004-11-29-voa18.cfm

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Two Soldiers Killed, Three Wounded in IED Attack:

Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were killed when their patrol struck an improvised explosive device at about 11:30 a.m Monday, in northwestern Baghdad. Three other Soldiers were wounded in the attack.
www.cjtf7.com/media-information/November/041129e.htm

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Iraqi security chief arrested in alleged assassination plot :

The governor of Iraq's Shiite-dominated Najaf province says police have arrested his own security chief in an alleged plot to assassinate him.
www.kasa.com/Global/story.asp?S=2622455

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Seven US soldiers killed in three days:

Two US marines have been killed in action south of Baghdad, bringing to seven the total number killed in Iraq over the past three days, according to US authorities.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/49577761-BD04-458F-8BC6-F28BD7212426.htm

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Five killed in Iraq 'death triangle' operation:

Two US Marines and at least three insurgents were killed Sunday south of the Iraqi capital, the first casualties of a US-led sweep of the so-called “death triangle”, a US military spokesman said.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1253498.htm

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Iraq war veterans face long-lasting mental health issues, official says:

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi said Tuesday that the violent guerrilla tactics used by insurgents in Iraq will take a considerable toll on the mental health of troops, resulting in a lifetime of disability payments for many of those who return from war.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/special_packages/9783554.htm

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Relatives fear for forgotten war wounded :

Soldiers speak out as evidence points to high levels of mental and physical injuries in Iraq conflict
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1361436,00.html

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Shooting the Wounded: What Are the Rules Now?:

In the past, the United States has tried to apply the principle of “civilized warfare.” After the World War II, we tried German and Japanese officers for mistreating prisoners of war and civilians. We were one of the first nations to sign the 1949 Geneva Conventions on the conduct of war.
207.44.245.159/article7383.htm

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U.S. Group to File Iraq War Crimes Case in Germany:

Lawyers acting for a U.S. advocacy group will Tuesday file war crimes charges in Germany against senior U.S. administration officials. German law allows war criminals to be investigated wherever they may be living.
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=290019

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How to Market a Siege: The US Media and Fallujah:

American journalists have demonstrated that they are not journalists at all, but an essential component of the military apparatus. They have merged seamlessly with their army units, presenting a story-line that is consistent with the objectives of the American occupation.
www.counterpunch.org/whitney11292004.html

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Congress Pushes Penalties For Those Who Support The International Criminal Court:

‰The fact is, most Republicans want to see the International Criminal Court killed and see this as another nail in its coffin,‰ one aide said in an interview last week.
207.44.245.159/article7387.htm

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In case you missed it:

Chris Floyd: Generation Gap: I

n-depth studies by the U.S. Army after the war showed that between 80 to 85 percent of the greatest generation never fired their weapons at an exposed enemy in combat, military psychologist Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman reports in Christianity Today. Many times they had the chance, but could not bring themselves to do it.
www.sptimes.ru/archive/times/991/opinion/o_13196.htm

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Mosul: Associated Press Photos.

Warning: Contains graphic images of WAR.
cryptome.org/mk3/mosul-kill3.htm

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Asraa Mizyad Comes To America :

Asraa was suddenly knocked to the ground by the impact of an explosion from a U.S. fired missile. Multiple fragments had lodged in her head, chest, and abdomen, and severed her right arm just below the shoulder. Her father, Abdul-Ameir, found her lying unconscious on the ground.
207.44.245.159/article7385.htm

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Secrecy shrouds U.S. torture jet:

The covert procedure, which must be authorized by a presidential directive, has gained little attention inside the United States.
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/11/29/terror_suspects_torture_claims_have_mass_link?pg=full

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Jim Lobe: Pentagon uncovers propaganda failures:

Al-Qaeda and radical Islamists are winning the propaganda war against the United States, says a high-level Pentagon panel, which concluded that President George W Bush's administration's policies in the Middle East, its fundamental failure to understand the Muslim world and a lack of imagination in using new communications technologies are responsible.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FK30Aa02.html

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Iran Pledges Again to Halt All Nuke Enrichment Work:

Under the terms of the deal, Tehran pledged to suspend all activities related to plutonium reprocessing and the enrichment of uranium, a process of purifying uranium for use as fuel in nuclear power plants or, when very highly enriched, in weapons.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6935881

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Top general warns Iran not to underestimate U.S. military:

A top U.S. commander is warning Iran and others against thinking they can exploit the U.S. military because its ground troops are fighting two major missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-11-28-abizaid-iran_x.htm

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US building army base near Iran border:

The US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan are working on a military base near the country‚s western border with Iran.
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_28-11-2004_pg1_7

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Hamas mulls halting armed attacks against Israel before elections
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/29/content_2274185.htm

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Israel shocked by image of soldiers forcing violinist to play at roadblock :

The incident was not as shocking as the recording of an Israeli officer pumping the body of a 13-year-old girl full of bullets and then saying he would have shot her even if she had been three years old.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1361755,00.html

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Russia Œwill back force‚ by Ukraine president:

A senior figure in the Ukrainian presidential administration who declined to be identified said that Boris Gryzlov, President Vladimir Putin‚s personal envoy to Ukraine, had promised “diplomatic cover‰ against any international backlash prompted by such a move.
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1379054,00.html

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Ukraine's postmodern coup d'etat:

Yushchenko got the US nod, and money flooded in to his supporters
www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5072008-115040,00.html

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Russians suggest foreign help in attack:

The head of a parliamentary commission investigating the September hostage seizure at a school in southern Russia said there is evidence of involvement by a foreign intelligence agency, the Interfax news agency reported Saturday.
news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=56202

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China, ASEAN sign historic trade pacts:

China and 10 South-East Asian countries have signed historic trade pacts to pave the way for the world's biggest free-trade zone by 2010, covering two billion people.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1254247.htm

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Bush assassination allegation begins to crumble:

Colombia's government on today backpedalled on a sensational claim made by the defense minister that Marxist rebels wanted to assassinate President Bush during a recent state visit.
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/2923210

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Bush's Social Security Plan Is Said to Require Vast Borrowing:

Proponents of Bush's effort to make investment accounts the centerpiece of an overhaul of the retirement system say there are no realistic alternatives to some increases in borrowing, a requirement the White House is beginning to acknowledge.
www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/news/nation/10286032.htm

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In case you missed it: :

Fiscal Collapse in America: Privatization and Neo-Feudalism:

With no cash in the federal till — due to massive tax cuts along with huge deficits, and ultimate inability of the government to borrow further — there would no longer be much to argue about. The corporate sector would win by default, so that everything needed by the masses would have to be obtained through them at any price they would want to charge.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4114.htm

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Bush Hands Million-Dollar Public Land to Mining Company for $875 :

Last month the Bush administration handed a multinational mining company 155 acres of federally owned, prime mountaintop real estate near a Colorado ski resort. The price? Just $5 an acre
www.bushgreenwatch.org/mt_archives/000111.php

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Wal-Mart shares fall on poor holiday sales:

Wal-Mart said sales had fallen “below plan‰ in the last week of November and sales growth was down on the 2.8 per cent annual rate it had reported for October.
news.ft.com/cms/s/40804c8c-4172-11d9-9dd8-00000e2511c8.html

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Iraqi Lullaby: 2 Minute Video:

Vocals by Laura Bush and Mothers of America. Pictures Provided by President G W. Bush
207.44.245.159/article7379.htm

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Bombing The Sick And Dying:

While the North American news media have focused on the military triumph of US Marines in Falluja, little attention has been paid to reports that US armed forces killed scores of patients in an attack on a Falluja health center and have deprived civilians of medical care, food and water.
207.44.245.159/article7369.htm

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President Bush, I need some advice regarding God's Laws and how best to follow them
207.44.245.159/article7371.htm

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9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire:

Hijacking Catastrophe is powerful, understated, straightforward and educational. In a single meticulously organized hour of evidence and analysis, viewers are treated to a thoughtful explanation of modern American empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force for the current Bush administration.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004

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6,000 people may have died in Fallujah

Aid finally reaches Fallujah civilians : A spokesman said that the organisation fears that more than 6,000 people may have died in the U.S. Offensive and that thousands of families are in bad need of assistance.
www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=5853

snipurl.com/axh5

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Six dead in three Iraqi bomb attacks :

Three bomb explosions in Iraq Saturday left at least six people dead and 15 others wounded
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=565356ea50fd5f72

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US soldier killed by roadside bomb:

Anti occupation forces have detonated a roadside bomb next to a US tank patrol north of Baghdad, killing a US soldier.
www.itv.com/news/index_1429365.html

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Calls for delaying Iraq poll fuel tensions:

Iraq's main Shi'ite parties have insisted that elections should go ahead on January 30 as planned, rejecting mounting calls from Sunni and secular politicians to postpone the polls because of guerrilla violence.
uk.news.yahoo.com/041127/325/f7foy.html

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Naomi Klein: Smoking while Iraq burns :

Its idolisation of 'the face of Falluja' shows how numb the US is to everyone's pain but its own
207.44.245.159/article7381.htm

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US urges ban on antitank mines but happy with anti-personnel varieties:

The United States, stung by insurgent attacks in Iraq, has urged the international community to consider banning all sales of anti-tank and other heavy landmines, but ruled out its participation in an international conference on mines designed to maim or kill people.
sg.news.yahoo.com/041127/1/3ouye.html

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Juan Cole: 25,000 US Casualties in Iraq;

9% of Troops Put in Hospital or Killed
www.juancole.com/2004/11/25000-us-casualties-in-iraq-9-of.html

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Video: “I am waiting for his body”:

Military families speak out! A must watch video Windows Media
207.44.245.159/article7382.htm

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Chris Floyd: What makes these Bush preppy puppies run:

It's not conservative principles or moral values or national security or world freedom
www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2004/11/26/120.html

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“My pastor kept asking us to pray for George Bush”
snipurl.com/axh7

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Third of Halliburton-managed Iraq properties 'could not be located':

A third or more of the government property Halliburton was paid to manage for the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq could not be located by auditors, investigative reports to Congress show.
212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=125546568&p=125547274&n=125547328

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Abu Hanifa and its terrorists:

What gives violence legitimacy? Last Friday, in Baghdad, Iraqis attending mosque were interrupted by a US-led military assault. Several accounts of the event circulated in the hours following. Among them I would like to briefly compare two: one by an independent journalist and a second by a major newspaper.
207.44.245.159/article7380.htm

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Israel: Corridors of Power / Up in arms over civilian deaths :

Human rights groups claim over 1,500 innocent Palestinians have been killed in the past four years, and that the army must be brought to account.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/506380.html#top

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Boston suburb may become first US city to divest from Israel:

The measure stems from alleged Israeli human rights abuses and calls on Somerville's retirement board to rid the city's pension fund of $250,000 of Israel Bonds and other investments in American companies that “manufacture military equipment used in Israel's illegal military occupation,” such as Caterpillar and Boeing.
snipurl.com/awxw

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The true story on the Ukraine crisis :

Excerpt: “ Interference in Ukraine is one more example of the Bush administration‚s desperate need to keep its oil-driven “war on terrorism” train from derailing … The failure to install a pro-Western government in Ukraine will
gravely threaten the US energy conquest, and perhaps derail their imperial agenda altogether .“

blogs.salon.com/0002255/

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Colombia 'foiled attempt on Bush' :

The largest guerrilla group in Colombia ordered an assassination attempt on US President George W Bush during a recent visit there, a senior official says.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4047199.stm

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US defence sales boom in South Asia:

The US defence sales have shown robust growth in India and Pakistan, two nuclear armed rivals in South Asia, in the post 9/11 security environment.
jang.com.pk/thenews/nov2004-daily/27-11-2004/main/main7.htm

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Dollar Declines for Seventh Week Against Euro, Sets Record Low :

Traders sold dollars on concern foreign investors and central banks may reduce holdings of U.S. assets. Bank of England Chief Economist Charles Bean said international investors are unlikely to keep buying U.S. assets indefinitely, resulting in a ``possibly substantial'' drop in the dollar.
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=aaAa6HS1obgM&refer=home

snipurl.com/axhc

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Dollar slides to a record low :

China, other foreign banks show signs of disenchantment with U.S. currency
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/11/27/BUG4FA0J5H1.DTL

snipurl.com/axhe

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Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2004

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Iraqi Lullaby

2 Minute Video

Vocals by Laura Bush and Mothers of America

Pictures Provided by President G W. Bush

Watch it now !

Real Video
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7379.htm

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www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7368.htm

Download FREE real player here
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Bombing The Sick And Dying

by MILES SCHUMAN

While the North American news media have focused on the military triumph of US Marines in Falluja, little attention has been paid to reports that US armed forces killed scores of patients in an attack on a Falluja health center and have deprived civilians of medical care, food and water.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7369.htm

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Stinky And The Vulcan's

By Sheila Samples

Later, some will say, “We didn't know what they were doing to our children…we were just supporting our troops…If only the media had told us — had shown us what was going on — we would have done something to stop it.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7370.htm

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President Bush, I need some advice regarding God's Laws and how best to follow them

For Instance

Leviticus 25.44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not to Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7371.htm

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9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire

Hijacking Catastrophe is powerful, understated, straightforward and educational. In a single meticulously organized hour of evidence and analysis, viewers are treated to a thoughtful explanation of modern American empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force for the current Bush administration.

Watch It Online – Now!
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6895.htm

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US troops find 15 bodies in Iraq's Mosul :

At least 15 bodies were found on Friday by US troops in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, the US military said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/26/content_2265644.htm

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Four British Mercenaries Killed in Baghdad's Green Zone ::

The dead were former Gurkha fighters, Britain's foreign office said.
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ_ATTACK?SITE=
NYSTA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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Two Marines killed in Fallujah clash:

Two Marines were killed and three others wounded when they came under fire during house-clearing operations in Fallujah, the U.S. military said Friday.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Marines%20Killed

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'Unusual Weapons' Used in Fallujah :

The U.S. military has used poison gas and other non-conventional weapons against civilians in Fallujah, eyewitnesses report.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7374.htm

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Iraqis emerge amid the ruins of Falluja :

Relief agencies which finally reached Falluja found a city in ruins and its remaining civilian population beleaguered and hungry.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/55321BD7-F45A-41AB-987B-7DA96B9D7D3A.htm

snipurl.com/ax0g

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Blix Urges Caution over Iraq 'Chemical Weapons Lab' :

Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix tonight said he would be “surprised‰ if a chemical laboratory found in Iraq was capable of creating weapons.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3805602

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17 Parties Demand Iraq Elections Postponed :

Seventeen political parties on Friday demanded postponement of the Jan. 30 elections for at least six months until the government is capable of securing polling places.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4639011,00.html

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Sadr Reportedly Boycotting Iraq Elections:

Sadr believes fair elections can not be organized under occupation. Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr has reportedly called for boycotting general elections, due on January 30, protesting continued US occupation of his country.
www.islamonline.net/English/News/2004-11/25/article07.shtml

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The recipe for civil war :

Najaf was bombed in August. Samarra was bombed in September. Sadr City was bombed in October. Fallujah was bombed in November. Mosul may be bombed in December. And Kirkuk may be bombed in January. This is the calendar in the runup to the Iraqi elections set for January 30 next year.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FK25Ak04.html

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Turk lawmaker says US in Iraq worse than Hitler:

The head of Turkey's parliamentary human rights group has accused Washington of genocide in Iraq and behaving worse than Adolf Hitler, in remarks underscoring the depth of opposition in Turkey to U.S. policy in the region.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7377.htm

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How about we pay you to let us commit war crimes?

Congress Seeks to Curb International Court :

The Republican-controlled Congress has stepped up its campaign to curtail the power of the International Criminal Court, threatening to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in economic aid to governments that refuse to sign immunity accords shielding U.S. personnel from being surrendered to the tribunal.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7375.htm

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We don't need to worry about war crimes! God is on our side:

Rev. Bob Jones, III: God Has Granted America a Reprieve: In your re-election, God has graciously granted America-though she doesn't deserve it-a reprieve from the agenda of paganism. You have been given a mandate. We the people expect your voice to be like the clear and certain sound of a trumpet. Because you seek the Lord daily, we who know the Lord will follow that kind of voice eagerly.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7376.htm

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No More Excuses: Understanding the Americans:

For the last three and a half years I have been making excuses for Americans. You see, I was born in the US and therefore I am continually asked by non-Americans, to explain the mysterious ways of my former countrymen.
www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00353.htm

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Outlook is for war, then more war:

Powell's successor, the ghastly Condoleezza Rice, will be telling Bush only what he wants to hear, just as Donald Rumsfeld does from the Pentagon, which is that the US is locked in a struggle between good and evil which can be won only by fire and sword and, when that doesn't work in a hurry, by more fire and more sword.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/11/26/1101219747007.html

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Barghouti Won't Seek Palestine Presidency :

Jailed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti abandoned plans Friday to run in upcoming presidential elections, throwing his support behind Mahmoud Abbas, the candidate of the ruling Fatah party.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=736&e
=6&u=/ap/20041126/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

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Two more top spies quit troubled CIA :

Two more of America's top spies were reported yesterday to be leaving the CIA, as an attempt to fix the troubled agency appeared increasingly to be dividing its ranks and driving out its most experienced officials.
www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1360153,00.html

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US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev :

Funded and organised by the US government, deploying US consultancies, pollsters, diplomats, the two big American parties and US non-government organisations, the campaign was first used in Europe in Belgrade in 2000 to beat Slobodan Milosevic at the ballot box.
www.guardian.co.uk/ukraine/story/0,15569,1360236,00.html

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Ukraine state TV in revolt :

Journalists on Ukraine's state-owned channel – which had previously given unswerving support to Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych – have joined the opposition, saying they have had enough of “telling the government's lies”.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4044791.stm

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Powell's (same old) swan song:

Colin Powell's first trip to Israel and the occupied territories in 18 months saw him reading the same old script
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/718/fr2.htm

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Iran complaints about draft IAEA resolution:

Islamic republic says draft resolution presented by EU countries to IAEA is contrary to Paris accord.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11981

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Dubya: The Movie:

Need a laugh?
www.dubyamovie.com/small.html

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What Born Again Christians Teach Their Children

Or How To Hate Everyone :

This video tells us that Satan has created religions in order to deceive man. These religions include Buddhism, Catholicism, and of course, singled out for a special level of contempt, Islam.
nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/133600/index.php

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Dogma is one scary premise:

It doesn‚t matter if the dogma is political or religious, adherence to a dogmatic premise is an admission of the inability to reason. Dogma gives rise to intolerance.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7378.htm

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Dollar Heads for Weekly Decline; Foreigners May Reduce Holdings :

The dollar is poised for a seventh straight weekly drop against the euro, its longest losing streak in 10 months, on concern foreign investors and central banks may reduce holdings of U.S. assets
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=amXbX7HCjtgc&refer=home

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WTO to EU, Japan: Hit U.S. with Sanctions:

The World Trade Organization (WTO) gave final approval on Friday to the European Union, Japan and others to hit the United States with an initial $150 million in trade sanctions in a row over an illegal anti-dumping law.
olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=6930130

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Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004

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Three killed in Samarra blasts:

Three people have been killed and 14 wounded in separate bomb attacks in the restive Iraqi city of Samarra. One of the blasts was a suicide attack.
www.rte.ie/news/2004/1125/iraq.html

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20,802 US Soldiers Heavily Wounded :

The official number of US soldiers wounded in Iraq that was announced by the US DOD (department of defense) is 8458 in Iraq and 423 in Afghanistan. The US military hospital in Germany reports that 20,802 troops have been treated at Landstuhl from injuries received in “Operations Iraqi Freedom” (occupying Iraq) and “Enduring Freedom” (occupying Afghanistan).
207.44.245.159/article7367.htm

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In pockets of Fallujah, US troops still face harsh battles:

In Fallujah, just four insurgents tied down a Marine company for hours in a nighttime battle.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1126/p10s01-woiq.html

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Fallujah 101:

A history lesson about the town we are currently destroying.
www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/1683/

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U.S. struggles to find troops for Iraq, Afghanistan

The Army, which has been hard pressed to find enough soldiers to man the rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, may soon be faced with an urgent request to find another 5,000 to 7,000 troops to increase the number of boots on the ground in Iraq.
www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/10264452.htm

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Guardsmen Say They're Facing Iraq Ill-Trained:

Members of a California Army National Guard battalion preparing for deployment to Iraq said this week that they were under strict lockdown and being treated like prisoners rather than soldiers
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2026&ncid=716&e=28&u=/
latimests/20041125/ts_latimes/guardsmensaytheyrefacingiraqilltrained

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Auditor: Halliburton's Iraq Payments Should Be Cut:

The Houston-based company is the U.S. military's biggest contractor in Iraq with the potential to earn up to $18 billion for multiple contracts there. Its tasks range from cooking meals for troops to rebuilding Iraq's oil industry.
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041125/bs_nm/iraq_halliburton_dc_16

snipurl.com/awb1

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/24/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/awb2

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War on terror 'vanishes from agenda' :

You hear almost no talk – at least at the moment – about Washington's “war on terror” against al-Qaeda.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4034833.stm

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(Sovereign? ) Iraqi Trade Ministry asks permission from U.S. troops to let food trucks into Falluja
www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2004-11-23\10157.htm

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Fallujah families 'desperate for food'

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society on Thursday was able for the first time to deliver aid directly to families stranded by fighting in Fallujah

snipurl.com/awbh

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U.S. Regime Change, Torture, and Murder in Chile :

What mattered to U.S. officials was not democracy in Chile but rather the same thing that matters to them today in Iraq ˜ the installation of a ruler, brutal or benevolent, democratically elected or not, who was friendly to the U.S. government
www.fff.org/comment/com0411i.asp

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Betting on apocalypse

: The “Left Behind” series, the best-selling novels for adults in the United States, enthusiastically depict Jesus returning to slaughter everyone who is not a born-again Christian. The world's Hindus, Muslims, Jews and agnostics, along with many Roman Catholics and Unitarians, are heaved into everlasting fire:“
207.44.245.159/article7366.htm

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US 'alienating' world's Muslims :

A report by the Defence Science Board says official US talk of bringing democracy to Muslim nations is seen as “self-serving hypocrisy”.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4040543.stm

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U.S. Double Standard Prompts UN Tactical Twists:

The United States, which traditionally castigates human rights violators before the United Nations each year, has rarely or ever been formally condemned by the world body for its own transgressions of civil liberties.
www.ipsnews.net/new_nota.asp?idnews=26381

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U.N. Body Rejects Censure, Threatens Revolt:

Francis A. Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, told IPS, ''Finally, the member states of the U.N. General Assembly are taking a stand against the administration of (U.S. President George W.) Bush and its wanton aggression, war crimes and gross human rights violations all over the world, including here in the United States where they are trying to establish a police state''.
www.ipsnews.net/new_nota.asp?idnews=26426

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CIA confirms North Korea nuclear test threat :

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has confirmed North Korea threatened to test its long-range nuclear weapons, the Kyodo news agency said Wednesday.
feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=8f564db92d055250

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Mighty greenback now China's Œmoney to burn':

“It's hard to find anyone buying U.S. dollars any more. The value of the yuan is definitely going to increase.‰
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041123.wchinbuck1123/BNStory/Business/

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Gold hits new 16-year high :

Trading has been thin with US markets closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, but a persistently weak dollar is leading to predictions of new peaks in the coming days. The precious metal has jumped 13% since early September
www.sharecast.com/cgi-bin/sharecast/story.cgi?story_id=383864

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New U.S. Foreclosure Inventory Nears 30,000 in October:

The total U.S. residential foreclosure inventory available for sale in the U.S. during the month of October was 81,106 properties.
biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041108/nem025_1.html

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Four New Senators Aid Exxon's, BP's Alaska Hopes :

Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc and ConocoPhillips are among companies poised to realize a decades- old dream of drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, thanks to Republican gains in this month's U.S. Senate elections.
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aOYoQZs0VpRc&refer=us

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U.S. civilian official killed by gunfire in Baghdad:

A U.S. civilian official was killed by gunfire near Baghdad's Green Zone government compound on Wednesday, a U.S. official said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N24214991.htm

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Fort Hood Soldier Charged With Murder Of Iraqi Civilian:

A U.S. soldier was arrested and jailed on murder charges Wednesday in the death of an Iraqi civilian in January.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/breaking_news/10266120.htm

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Why Tony Blair must be impeached :

YESTERDAY, 23 MPs across the political parties laid before the House of Commons a motion calling for a select committee to examine the case for impeaching the Prime Minister for his conduct over the war in Iraq.
thescotsman.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1354242004

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Court freezes Ukraine poll result

Ukraine's Supreme Court has suspended publication of the presidential election result until it considers the opposition's complaints next week.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4042979.stm

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Ukraine on brink of 'civil war' :

Both sides in Ukraine's disputed presidential election have warned of a civil conflict, as tens of thousands of people continue to protest in Kiev.
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4040041.stm

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Ukraine Opposition Leader Calls for Strike:

Election officials on Wednesday declared Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych the winner of Ukraine's presidential election, prompting opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko to call for a nationwide strike to protest what his camp contends was brazen vote fraud.
news.findlaw.com/ap_stories/i/1103/11-24-2004/20041124111508_14.html

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Top Yukos executives flee threat of arrest:

The senior executives of Yukos have left Russia, fearing for their safety amid a flurry of arrest and search warrants issued by Russian prosecutors for managers of the embattled oil company.
news.ft.com/cms/s/1bfd7bcc-3e5d-11d9-a9d7-00000e2511c8.html

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Iran wants centrifuges exempted from uranium enrichment freeze agreement

Iran insisted Thursday it had a right to exempt some equipment from an agreement with the European Union committing it to freeze all parts of a program that can make nuclear weapons-grade uranium, a move that diplomats said threatened to scuttle the deal.
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041125/w112548.html

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Brazil gets go-ahead on uranium enrichment

BRAZIL will begin a uranium enrichment progam next month after the country got the green light from the International Atomic Energy Agency to fuel its nuclear power plants.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11501894%255E2703,00.html

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Declaration of Independence Banned at Calif School:

A California teacher has been barred by his school from giving students documents from American history that refer to God — including the Declaration of Independence.
olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6911883

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“Declaration Of Independence Banned” – It's A Lie!:

This is the BIG STORY today, on Rush, and Drudge, and the rest of the Usual Suspects. And it is a carefully planned and carefully timed lie.
seetheforest.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_seetheforest_archive.html#110134337110716232

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White House Criticizes High Court Appeal :

The Bush administration on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court not to rush a decision in an extraordinary appeal about the government's plans for military trials for foreign terror suspects.
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4636156,00.html

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Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004

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Exposed: The Carlyle Group

Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy.

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

Watch it online now!
207.44.245.159/article3995.htm

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3 Kurdish Fighters Killed in Northern Iraq:

Gunmen ambushed a convoy of Kurdish militiamen as they traveled to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, killing three and wounding nine, hospital sources in the nearby town of Arbil said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6908494

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Mosul: Two killed in attack on deputy Iraqi governor convoy :

A convoy of Nineveh province's deputy governor came under fire Wednesday in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, killing one of his bodyguards and a member of the Interior Ministry special forces, the deputy governor said.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/24/content_2257291.htm

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Two dead in Kirkuk as ''Zarqawi'' slams Muslim scholars :

Gunmen in the northern city of Kirkuk attacked Iraqi National Guard forces, killing one soldier and a civilian in the drive-by shooting, the US military said Wednesday.
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=289523&lang=e&dir=news

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Two killed in Baghdad suicide car bomb:

Suicide car bomb attack kills two in Kharkh district of western Baghdad, person filming explosion arrested.
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=11978

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Blast Kills Two U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan:

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and one wounded on Wednesday in a blast caused by an improvised bomb while they were on patrol in central Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6908624

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Afghanistan: 5 US soldiers killed in Nangarhar explosion :

According to Radio Tehran, these soldiers were killed when a US tank was destroyed by a landmine explosion. Iindependent sources have not confirmed this claim.
www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=84439

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Fallujah: Witnesses say US forces killed unarmed civilians:

A large number of people including children were killed by American snipers. US forces refused repeated calls for medical aid for injured civilians, they said.
207.44.245.159/article7361.htm

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Frayed nerves on Baghdad streets leading to `friendly-fire' incidents:

In a sign of the hair-trigger nerves on the streets of Baghdad, U.S. troops and Iraqi police sometimes mistakenly fire at cars carrying friendly foreign-security contractors, even setting off helter-skelter gunfights.
207.44.245.159/article7362.htm

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Rebels' killings intensify in Mosul :

Iraq Insurgents are kidnapping and killing Iraqi soldiers and national guardsmen with shocking regularity in Mosul, the third-largest city in Iraq and the scene of a ferocious insurgent uprising two weeks ago that followed the U.S.-led invasion of Falluja.
www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2004/11/23/news/mosul.html

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Iraqi Journalist Tells of U.S. Captivity:

An Iraqi journalist who stayed in Fallujah to report on the battle for his hometown says he and hundreds of other civilians who eventually turned themselves in to escape the violence suffered tough, sometimes humiliating, treatment from American and Iraqi guards.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/10256509.htm

snipurl.com/avm1

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Dead-Check in Falluja:

“What does the American public think happens when they tell us to assault a city?” one of them said. “Marines don't shoot rainbows out of our asses. We *ucking kill people.”
207.44.245.159/article7359.htm

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Shoot the Messenger :

When Darrin Mortenson, a former embed for a California paper, defended the NBC reporter who videotaped a U.S. Marine in Fallujah executing an injured insurgent, he got a lot of hate mail. “Go back to Iraq with a target on your back,” wrote one.
www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000725240

snipurl.com/avm2

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Medics testify to Fallujah's horrors:

The first time Jose Ramirez saw a human body ripped apart by a rocket, it took hours for him to regain his composure. Nothing in his training as a Navy medical corpsman had prepared him for the sight of the dead Marine brought in September to the military field hospital outside Fallujah.
msnbc.msn.com/id/6570940/

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Woman dies after seeing soldier son's body:

A woman who collapsed and died hours after viewing the body of her son killed while serving in Iraq suffered a heart attack, authorities said.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=BRF%20Soldier%20Mom's%20Death

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Tom Hayden: How to End the Iraq War:

Instead of assuming that the Bush administration has an “exit strategy”, the movement needs to force our government to exit. The strategy must be to deny the U.S. occupation funding, political standing, sufficient troops, and alliances necessary to their strategy for dominance.
207.44.245.159/article7365.htm

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A Formula for Perpetual War:

George Bush has declared war on “international terrorism,‰ and Putin and Sharon have eagerly joined up, using that war as an excuse to justify any act of oppression. By treating militant forces as criminals and responding only with force, the three leaders are guaranteeing that the “war on terrorism‰ will have no end.
www.wrmea.com/archives/November_2004/0411006.html

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Video: Israeli Soldiers Going In For The Kill:

A 13 year old Palestinian school girl is about to die.
207.44.245.159/article7363.htm

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Israeli officer: I was right to shoot 13-year-old child :

An Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza dismissed a warning from another soldier that she was a child by saying he would have killed her even if she was three years old.
www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1358173,00.html

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IDF chief: probe of killing of girl, 13, was 'grave failure' :

According to witness accounts by soldiers serving in the area, after the girl was mortally wounded by troops firing from the Girit outpost near Rafah, the commander of a Givati infantry company at the site fired an entire magazine of automatic fire at her prone body.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/505715.html

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Abbas supports Arafat path:

“We will not fall silent until our right of return is exercised and the plight of the refugees is solved,” he added.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11483087%255E1702,00.html

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Former Israeli army chief Rafael Eitan drowns:

Eitan, who became an outspoken rightist politician who once said Arabs should be placed in a bottle like drugged cockroaches, was swept into stormy seas at the Ashdod port on Tuesday
www.swisspolitics.org/en/news/index.php?section=int&page=news_inhalt&news_id=5357493

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/23/04:

The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
snipurl.com/avm7

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UK: Home Office 'linked to discredited claim of al-Qa'ida plot':

Supporters of David Blunkett were accused of trying to exploit public fears in an attempt to help the Government introduce anti-terrorism legislation.
news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/story.jsp?story=586062

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US rejects Ukraine poll result

Sarah Left, George Wright and agencies

A supporter of Viktor Yanukovich waves a blue flag as a Yushchenko supporter drives past in a car decorated with orange ribbons in central Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
www.guardian.co.uk/ukraine/story/0,15569,1358483,00.html

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The US secretary of state, Colin Powell, today said his government refused to accept the results of the Ukrainian presidential election, which has been marred by reports of widespread electoral fraud.

Ukraine political crisis deepens

Declared victor seeks talks with opponent; U.S. rejects vote results
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6374820/

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Chavez visit to Spain sparks coup controversy:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's fence-mending visit to Spain sparked political uproar on Tuesday when Madrid for the first time backed his allegations that the former Spanish government backed a coup against him.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L23375923.htm

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U.S. kept quiet on Chávez plot:

The U.S. government knew of an imminent plot to oust Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chávez, in the weeks prior to a 2002 military coup that briefly unseated him, newly released CIA documents show, despite White House claims to the contrary a week after the putsch.
www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wovene244053424nov24,0,5440783.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines

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U.S. Media Miss Rumsfeld's 'Dirty Wars' Talk :

If three, five, or 10 years from now, Latin America returns to the military dictatorships and ''dirty wars'' of its all-too-recent past, analysts may point to the past week's conference in Quito of the hemisphere's defence ministers — and particularly Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld's role in it — as a milestone in that journey.
www.ipsnews.net/africa/interna.asp?idnews=26410

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Rumsfeld in Nicaragua : The reason?: Fallujah and SAM-7s.:

It is unlikely that the peoples of Latin America are likely to ignore the experience of Iraq, of Fallujah. They may well consider it simple prudence to prepare adequately for armed resistance to the coming aggressions being planned against them by the government of the United States and its local allies in the region.
207.44.245.159/article7360.htm

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Economic `Armageddon' predicted:

Stephen Roach, the chief economist at investment banking giant Morgan Stanley, has a public reputation for being bearish. His prediction: America has no better than a 10 percent chance of avoiding economic ``armageddon.''
207.44.245.159/article7364.htm

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Krugman: Economic Crisis a Question of When, Not If:

The economic policies of President Bush have set the country on a dangerous course that will likely end in crisis, Princeton economics professor Paul Krugman told Reuters in an interview.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6888422

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China: The hunt for friends, and oil:

The Chinese Dragon is flexing its muscles in its Central Asian back yard. It is conducting major trade and business deals, searching for oil and resources and building infrastructure to ensure a stable, friendly environment. Russia and the US are watching closely.
www.atimes.com/atimes/China/FK23Ad03.html

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China-ASEAN new trade agreements:

A major step to Asian integration
english.eastday.com/eastday/englishedition/business/userobject1ai672063.html

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Congress Funds Psychological Tests for Kids :

One of the nation's leading medical groups, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS), decried a move by the U.S. Senate to join with the House in funding a federal program AAPS says will lead to mandatory psychological testing of every child in America ˆ without the consent of parents.
newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/11/22/215244.shtml

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Bush Wayne – A “ Caped Crusader” in a comic book world.
207.44.245.159/article7344.htm

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Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004

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It was a cold-blooded execution.

As our Humvee stopped behind the truck, a Marine in the vehicle ahead of us leapt out, pointed his rifle into the window of the pickup and sprayed it with gunfire. It was a cold-blooded execution.
www.villagevoice.com/issues/0447/wright.php

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Six US troops killed in Iraq :

The US Defence Department on Monday announced the recent deaths of a soldier and five marines from its forces in Iraq, including three who died after being transferred out of the country for treatment.
www.dawn.com/2004/11/23/top13.htm

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U.S. Death Toll in Iraq for Nov. Tops 100 :

Since the initial U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the only other month in which U.S. deaths exceeded 100 was last April, when insurgent violence flared and Marines fought fierce battles in Fallujah and Ramadi.
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SITE=NYSTA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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U.S. Troops Wounded in Iraq War Tops 9,000:

The number of U.S. troops wounded throughout Iraq since the Fallujah offensive began Nov. 7 has surpassed 850, and the wounded total for the entire war has topped 9,000, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
www.gadsdentimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041123/API/411230763&cachetime=5

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Second Sunni cleric gunned down in Iraq:

Gunmen killed a Sunni Muslim cleric in the city of Miqdadiya on Tuesday, the second such killing in Iraq in as many days, witnesses and hospital officials said.
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC318872.htm

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No one is taken in by the US lies :

The graves of Falluja show the reality of Iraq's occupation
207.44.245.159/article7352.htm

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The final battle :

Their story is the hardest to tell: that of the Iraqi civilians who have remained in the besieged city of Falluja. They have no embedded Western journalists to speak for them, only a few Iraqi correspondents. They cannot leave their homes because of the risk of constant sniper fire. They have no water to drink, no electricity. If they are injured, they have nowhere to go.
www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1350982,00.html

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Independent aid convoy enters Fallujah, forced to turn back :

A spokesman says the convoy had to turn back because of “the security conditions.” He says the workers didn't deliver any aid.
www.kvia.com/Global/story.asp?S=2603664

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Fallujah in Pictures
fallujapictures.blogspot.com/

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Dahr Jamail: Fallujah Refugees :

As of today, a spokesman for the Iraqi Red Crescent told me none of their relief teams had been allowed into Fallujah, and the military said it would be at least two more weeks before any refugees would be allowed into their city.
207.44.245.159/article7357.htm

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Linda Heard : When Seeing Is Not Believing :

Shades of the Jessica Lynch show, courtesy of Pentagon Productions, or evidence that America‚s enemy No. 2 is deficient in gray matter? You decide.
207.44.245.159/article7356.htm

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New offensive launched in Iraq:

Some 5,000 U.S. Marines, British troops and Iraqi commandos launched a new offensive Tuesday aimed at clearing a swath of “insurgent” hotbeds south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/special_packages/iraq/10254004.htm

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Confusion Reigns as U.S. Raid Misses Target in Iraq:

“You've got the wrong people,” he told the officer leading the operation in good English, his wife, daughter and two pajama-clad grandchildren cowering alongside him, trying to avoid the glare from the spotlights on the soldiers' guns.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6897831

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US general sounds election warning :

Mosul, Iraq's third largest city, faces elections at the end of January without a reliable and effective police presence, the senior US military commander there has said, after three-quarters of the 4,000-strong force either deserted or joined insurgents during a two-day uprising in the city this month.
www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1357182,00.html

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Dahr Jamail: Occupier of a Prime Minister's Chair :

The prime minister is following in the footsteps of the last president. The rule of Ayad Allawi, the U.S. appointed interim prime minister of Iraq, is now more in the style of the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein than a leader of a supposedly democratic state.
207.44.245.159/article7355.htm

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UK: MPs Table Blair Impeachment Motion :

Some 23 MPs have put their names to the motion ˆ the first such bid to impeach a Prime Minister for 198 years.
news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3794911

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Paul Craig Roberts: On to Iran:

The Bush administration is recycling the lies that it used to invade Iraq: Iran is acquiring nuclear weapons that will be given to terrorists. In a display of loyalty to a ruthless neocon administration calculated to win him appointments to corporate boards, outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters that Iran was working on nuclear missiles.
207.44.245.159/article7351.htm

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Jim Lobe : Hawks push regime change in N Korea:

The coalition of foreign-policy hawks that promoted the 2003 invasion of Iraq is pressing US President George W Bush to adopt a more coercive policy toward North Korea, despite strong opposition from China and South Korea.
www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/FK24Dg01.html

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Alert on James Brooke's Korean coverage in the New York Times:

As Judy Miller helped to mislead Americans to support the neocon's invasion and occupation of Iraq, so may we look back on James Brooke's reporting if they invade another of Bush's “Axis of Evil” in the future.
207.44.245.159/article7354.htm

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'Trophy photos'

Israeli soldiers had taken “trophy photos” and “abused” the bodies of dead Palestinians killed during army operations.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1122/dailyUpdate.html

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Court rejects petition against bill for Jews-only communities :

The High Court of Justice dismissed on Tuesday a petition seeking to prevent the Knesset from voting on a bill that would allow the establishment of communities for Jews only.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/505317.html

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Israelis elect new Palestinian leade:

Millions of Israeli voters flocked to the polls today to vote for a new Palestinian leader. Israel has taken the unusual step of giving its voters a say in who will lead the Palestinians, after years of Israeli ministers trying to make the decision themselves.
electronicintifada.net/v2/article3364.shtml

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Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 11/22/04:

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

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Professor of international law accuses Harvard of hiring “war criminal”
207.44.245.159/article7350.htm

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Lawyers attempt to have President Bush declared persona non grata in Canada
207.44.245.159/article7349.htm

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Ukraine Opposition Leader Declares Victory :

Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko declared victory in Ukraine's presidential election and took a symbolic oath of office Tuesday, warning that the country was on the verge of civil conflict. About 200,000 supporters gathered in the capital to protest alleged election fraud.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20041123/ap_on_re_eu/ukraine_elections

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China's central bank tells US not to blame others for economic woes
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=1504&e=7&u=/
afp/20041123/bs_afp/china_us_economy_forex_041123044540

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Worldwide effects of sinking dollar:

Its decline to a nine-year low is impacting everything from the price of goods at Wal-Mart to the vigor of Europe's economy.
www.csmonitor.com/2004/1122/p01s01-usec.html

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School orders boy to cover his T-shirt:

Truszkowski wore a white, short-sleeved T-shirt to school Friday with the words, “The Real Terrorist Is In The White House,” written in black on the front, and “End the Tyranny” written on the back.
www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2004/11/20schoolordersboy.html

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Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War
207.44.245.159/article7334.htm

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