May 2003 — Information Clearing House
[From the Archives. I’ve been archiving ICH digests since 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]
DID THE US GAS ITS OWN PEOPLE? YES:
A short clip from Investigative Reports – concerning biological testing on US cities (5 minutes)
SECRET EXPOSURE: U.S. TESTED CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON OWN CITIZENS
OPERATION NORTHWOODS: ACTS OF TERRORISM THAT NEVER HAPPENED:
In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people
and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.
RICHARD PERLE: WE WON’T STOP IN IRAQ “We are not going to stop there. We shall
continue to fight against countries who harbour terrorists and develop weapons of mass destruction.”
OCCUPATION AND IRAQI INTIFADA: Now the Real War Starts
ROAD TO SYRIA AN OPEN BOOK: The rape of Iraq (or as future historians will doubtless call it,
“The Dawn of the Shiite Empire”) was planned openly several years ago by Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.
Now it turns out that the recent Syria — threats of sanctions, “surgical” strikes, and “regime change” — was also
carefully planned, by many of the same people, long before the Bush Regime seized power.
SHI’ITE CLERGY TAKE CHARGE IN IRAQ: YOUNG men authorized by the Hawza seminary in Najaf are
standing guard at street corners in plain gray uniforms, wielding Kalashnikov rifles.
PEACEFUL’ NUCLEAR POWER FUELS SPREAD OF WEAPONS: The “domino theory of the 21st century
may well be nuclear,”
MURDOCH HELPED START WAR ON IRAQ, SAYS TURNER
MORE ABOUT CONSPIRACIES AND OIL: Itís fashionable to decry opponents of the invasion of Iraq
(and other points East) who cite oil as the basic rationale as ëconspiracistsí.
A WAR ON ENLIGHTENMENT: The deadly rain of missiles on Baghdad has dealt a major setback to
what historians someday may call the Age of Human Rights.
U.S. SOLDIER KILLED IN TIKRIT
HOW MANY WARS ARE IN US? The quick success of U.S. and British forces on the battlefield in Iraq,
against minimal resistance, encourages the notion that the Bush administration’s policy of pre-emptive war can work.
FIGHTING IS OVER BUT THE DEATHS GO ON: Mines have killed up to 80 civilians since the conflict ended.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN DIE IN AFGHAN FACTIONAL FIGHTING: Factional fighting claimed the
lives of 38 civilians, including women and children, as well as 26 soldiers executed in a remote province of
north-western Afghanistan, the UN said yesterday.
PARIS AND BERLIN PREPARE ALLIANCE TO RIVAL NATO
AL-QAIDA LINKS STILL DUBIOUS: Western intelligence officials are playing down the significance of
documents appearing to show that Saddam Hussein’s regime met an al-Qaida envoy in Baghdad in 1998.
BRITISH INTELLIGENCE SADDAM LINK TO AL-QAEDA IN DOUBT
SCOTT RITTER: US LIED ABOUT WMDS
IS AMERICA BECOMING FASCIST?
LIBRARIANS BRISTLE AT PATRIOT ACT: Across the country librarians and bookstore owners are
worried that reading the wrong book could make them suspect.
U.S. CORPORATE MEDIA AND HOMELAND SECURITY MOVE TOWARDS TOTAL
INFORMATION CONTROL: Freedom of information in American society is in danger because corporate
media needs to maintain access to official sources of news.
POLICE GET POWER TO CHECK PRINTS ON THE SPOT: Portland police may soon be asking for more
than a license when making a traffic stop, but also requesting a motorist to stick out a thumb and forefinger.
IRAQ ‘MAY HAVE TO QUIT OPEC’ AND NATIONALIZE OIL INDUSTRY: In the right hands the output
of 7 million barrels a day is achievable in about six years. Such high production would, however, place a strain on
Iraq’s relations with Opec and threaten a slump in world oil prices.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: U.S. MISLEADING ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS
WHAT’S GOING ON? What are the political classes of the Anglo-Saxon Alliance afraid of? Is it really a handful of
messianic terrorists or WMDs or ërogue statesí, the ëaxis of evilí and the other convenient comic book caricatures that
have been trundled out ad nauseum for consumption by the masses?
FORMER IRAQI NUCLEAR SCIENTIST: ”THE MIRAGE OF IRAQ’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION”
TEXT OF ‘SADDAM HUSSEIN LETTER’ The text of a letter allegedly written and signed by Saddam Hussein,
published by the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.
NEOCONS IN DENIAL: IT’S A ‘CONSPIRACY THEORY’ TO BLAME NEOCONS FOR THE WAR ñ EVEN
THOUGH THEY SPENT THE LAST DECADE AGITATING FOR IT
US TROOPS FIRE ON FALLUJA CROWD, IRAQIS SAY 2 DEAD: U.S. troops opened fire on Wednesday for the
second time this week on an angry crowd in the Iraqi town of Falluja, near Baghdad.
DOGS OF WAR: LIVING ON LIES AND DEATH: “A LIE OF PEACE” FLASH PRESENTATION
WAR CRIMES CASE AGAINST US “GOING AHEAD” The suit, brought by 19 Iraqis, accuses General Franks
of war crimes during the Iraq conflict.
TO THE US TROOPS IT WAS SELF-DEFENCE. TO THE IRAQIS IT WAS MURDER
PATRIOT RAID: Two weeks ago I experienced a very small taste of what hundreds of South Asian immigrants
and U.S. citizens of South Asian descent have gone through since 9/11, I was held, against my will and without
warrant or cause, under the USA PATRIOT Act.
PHANTOM WMDS WHERE ARE THEY? THE WORLD IS WAITING. The sour joke is: “Of course we know
the Iraqis have weapons of mass destruction. We have the receipts.”
SADDAM LETTER SENT TO ARAB NEWSPAPER: A LONDON-BASED Arabic newspaper says it has received
a handwritten letter signed by Saddam Hussein.
PUTIN,WE ARE NOT WITH YOU AND WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU: The Russian president, refused to lift UN
sanctions and mocked the possibility that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq..
BLAIR WARNS RIFTS COULD LEAD TO NEW COLD WAR: The prime minister, who has always advocated
a strong relationship between the US and Europe, said the war had highlighted the dangers of a Europe that
aspired to rival America.
BATTLING FOR THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC A battle for the soul of the American republic
has begun in Washington. This is a battle of ideas being waged by people with an imperial concept of American
power, or “flag conservatives”
SHI’ITES IN REVOLT: WHY PAUL WOLFOWITZ IS IN A STATE OF SHOCK
BUSH APPOINTEE DANIEL PIPES, AMERICAS LEADING ISLAMOPHOBE CALLS FOR
A DICTATOR IN IRAQ
GAME OF NERVES IN NORTHEAST ASIA What would happen if tomorrow a few US fighters bombed all
known North Korean facilities engaged in the production of nuclear weapons? Would Pyongyang retaliate?
Would it fire missiles at Japan or bombard Seoul?
U.S. EYES JAPAN’S HELP IN POSSIBLE N KOREA BLOCKADE
AMERICANS NOT GIVING MUCH TO HELP IRAQI CHILDREN: Many Americans might be under
the impression their government and military were taking care of humanitarian needs in Iraq and therefore
did not need to contribute.
FOUR EU STATES AGREE ON FORCE HQ: Four European Union countries that opposed the U.S.-led
war in Iraq agreed on Tuesday to create a multinational force headquarters next year, in what they called a
drive to boost European defense integration.
US PULLS OUT OF SAUDI ARABIA: The United States has said that virtually all its troops, except some
training personnel, are to be pulled out of Saudi Arabia.
BIN LADEN’S MAIN DEMAND IS MET: America’s announcement of its intention to withdraw its military
bases from Saudi Arabia answers Osama bin Laden’s most persistent demand.
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
– Albert Einstein
Lyrics: ìWhatís Goiní Onî by Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye Bio
IRAQIS SAY U.S. TROOPS KILL AT LEAST 13 PROTESTERS: Between 13 and 17 people were
killed and many wounded when soldiers occupying a local school fired on unarmed demonstrators.
DID OUR LEADERS LIE TO US? DO WE EVEN CARE? “Everyone knows he lied about weapons
of mass destruction being the point of the war.”
THERE MAY BE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ, FOREIGN SECRETARY
JACK STRAW ADMITTED YESTERDAY: He told the Commons that war was declared because
the regime had ONCE been in possession of them.
MATTERS OF EMPHASIS: ìWe were not lying,” a Bush administration official told ABC News.
“But it was just a matter of emphasis.” The official was referring to the way the administration hyped
the threat that Saddam Hussein posed to the United States.
RUMSFELD HERALDS ‘FIRST STRIKE’ ERA: Donald Rumsfeld has said that his country has entered
a new era in which it must pre-emptively seek out and prevent attacks by terrorists and terrorist states.
US THREATENS BELGIUM OVER PLANNED WAR CRIMES INDICTMENT
SPOOKED: The whole strange thing began nearly two years ago, when an acquaintance e-mailed me,
wondering why the Secret Service had contacted him to ask if he thought I was a threat to George W. Bush.
SECURITY CHECKS ON LOCAL OFFICIALS RAISE CIVIL LIBERTIES ALARMS
PRIVILEGE REVOKED: The government says it can pry into the attorney-client relationship all it wants.
WOMAN WHO DATED THE PRESIDENT LANDS PLUMB JOB: The White House made a number
of recess appointments last week as Congress fled for spring break. One was April H. Foley, a “homemaker.”
ROBERT FISK: DID THE UNITED STATE MURDER JOURNALISTS? I donít believe this.
General Blount lied about his tank crew on the Tigris river. ìGeneralî Powell went along with this lie.
AMERICANS HAVE GOOD REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THEIR LEADERS
NEWEST US COLONY RULED BY AIR POWER: America now controls the Mideast’s second
largest oil producer.
WE DON’T NEED YOUR HELP: I was asked by a concerned American what she could do to help
the Palestinian people. For the first time, I understood how Malcolm X would have felt when he was
asked by a white American what she could do to help blacks in America. Malcolm Xís answer was “Nothing.”
DEPTH OF WALL STREET CORRUPTION EXPOSED: A two-year investigation into Wall Street
corruption drew to a close yesterday with a $1.4 billion settlement, fraud charges against major banks
and disgrace for some of the financial world’s leading figures.
US PROPAGANDA EXPOSED “SO WHO REALLY DID SAVE PRIVATE JESSICA?” The rescue
of Private Jessica Lynch, was not the heroic Hollywood story told by the US military. Democracy NOW,
Interviews Richard Lloyd Parry, foreign correspondent for the London Times.
WELCOME TO THE SARS CAMP: 1,000 SOLITARY, STERILE, WHITE ROOMS: The white, sterile
rooms will soon become an enormous camp where the city’s victims of Sars will be shut away.
ANOTHER FALSE ALARM? EXPERTS BELIEVE POSITIVE TESTS FOR CHEMICALS WERE WRONG.
HALLIBURTON DEFENDS NO-BID IRAQ CONTRACT: ìWhy would a defense secretary, former chief
of staff to a president and former member of Congress with no business experience become the CEO of a
multibillion-dollar oil services company,î asks Lewis. ìHe was brought in to raise their government contract
profile and he did.î
WHO FUND$ THE NEOCON$?: BRADLEY FOUNDATION IS EPICENTER
OF NEOCON WARMONGERING.
THE NEXT PRESIDENT: This is how America chooses its presidentsóthrough money,
media, polling, and more money.
ISRAELI CALLS FOR ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN IRAN, SYRIA
EYEWITNESS REPORT: US SOLDIERS STRIPPED FOUR IRAQI MEN AND
FORCED THEM INTO THE STREET: Democracy NOW interview with the
Norwegian Reporter Who Broke The Story.
GREG PALAST: BBC INVESTIGATION INTO HOW VOTER DATA WAS
USED TO PREVENT DEMOCRATS FROM VOTING IN THE LAST
THAT OIL IS OURS: If they won’t give us gratitude, let’s take it, in the form of oil.
– No, this oil is ours. France, Germany, Russia, they get zilch.
A ROAD TO NOWHERE OR IS IT TEHRAN?
ISRAELI TROOPS RAID GAZA, 15 PALESTINIANS KILLED Those killed
include a toddler and a boy aged 13.
EYEWITNESS REPORT: I watched in horror as American troops opened fire
on a crowd of 1,000 unarmed people here yesterday.
CROWD CONTROL, AMERICAN-STYLE: The 37 people who were carried into
them from 10pm onwards last night — all shot with 50mm high caliber bullets —
blowing off legs, ripping open abdominal cavities, shattering bones, tearing through muscles.
PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT WONT ALLOW PUBLIC HEARING INVESTIGATING
POSSIBLE WAR CRIMES BY PRESIDENT BUSH
LETTER OF PROTEST FROM THE MAYOR OF HIROSHIMA TO PRESIDENT BUSH:
I demand that you immediately begin demonstrating a willingness to implement the
“unequivocal undertaking” to eliminate your nuclear arsenal.
NORTH KOREA WARNS OF WAR IF U.S. USES SANCTIONS
WAR AND STRIFE HELP BP TO RECORD FIRST-QUARTER PROFIT
DORMITORY COLLAPSES IN STRONG QUAKE IN TURKEY; 85 STUDENTS
STILL BURIED UNDER DEBRIS
THE SECRETS OF SEPTEMBER 11: By refusing to declassify many of its most
significant conclusions, the administration has essentially thwarted congressional
plans to release the report by the end of this month.
A SIMPLE REQUEST – PUT MY SON’S NAME ON A BOMB: Another proud
moment for the Bush cabal and the US military.
US MARINE INVESTIGATED FOR WAR CRIMES AFTER NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW
CONDOLEEZZA RICE HAS TALKED HER WAY INTO A U-TURN
PLANS TO SET UP UK MILITARY BASE NEAR BASRA – JANE’S
THE PLOT THICKENS: GOODBYE NATO ñ HELLO EDF?: THE LESS DEVELOPED
COUNTRIES IN EUROPE ARE NOW THE ëNEW EUROPEí According to Rumsfeld,
black is white and white is black. The world is turned on its head as the US/UK rewrites reality.
US TELLS IRAQ OIL MINISTERS NOT TO ACT WITHOUT ITS OK
FULL TEXT: ROAD MAP TO A PERMANENT TWO-STATE SOLUTION TO
THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
A ROAD MAP TO THE ROAD MAP: Commentators see no alternative to a plan
with dismal prospects.
ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE, ONE STATE: THE ONLY HOPE FOR LASTING
PEACE IN PALESTINE-ISRAEL: More than any other government in the world today,
Israel violates the principle of equal rights for all under its jurisdiction.
THE CASE FOR BI-NATIONALISM: Why one state ‘liberal and constitutionalist’ may
be the key to peace in the middle east
THE ONE STATE SOLUTION: The only thing that Israelis have to give up is their racism.
THE IRON TRIANGLE: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CARLYLE GROUP.
President Bush Senior. President Bush Junior. Former British Prime Minister John Major.
Former Secretary of State James Baker. Secretary of State Colin Powell. The half brother of
Osama Bin Laden. These are just some of the high profile figures who have played a direct role
in the rise of one of the most powerful and influential and secretive firms in Washington.
DEPT OF CONNECTIONS: THE CONTRACTORS. How members of the Bush administration
and the Bin Laden family profits from the destruction and rebuilding of Iraq.
CARVING UP THE HOMELAND SECURITY PIE: Only to the most naive did the Department
of Homeland Security sound promising. To seasoned observers of government, the idea of a new
$40 billion DC bureaucracy means only one thing: billions for those who somehow manage to get
their hands on the cash. Who are these people?
ONE COALITION SOLDIER WAS KILLED and several were injured during separate incidents
that have taken place since yesterday morning.
SOLDIER KILLED BY BLAST TAKES BRITISH TOLL TO 33
IMPATIENT JUSTICE: CONGRATULATIONS. WE’VE JUST WON THE WRONG WAR.
BUSH’S TOP GUN PHOTO-OP
HOW GEORGE WALKER BUSH WALKED AWAY FROM DUTY WHILE IN THE
NATIONAL GUARD AND HOW HE HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT.
WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE? THE BUSH WAR RECORD
FOR BUSH, THE MILITARY IS THE MESSAGE FOR ’04 The president, in linking Iraq
closely to al Qaeda, implied that Hussein had a hand in the September 11 attacks — a connection
has been widely described by intelligence analysts as tenuous, if it exists at all.
MOUSSAOUI INCLUDES QUIZ FOR ASHCROFT: Accused terrorism suspect Zacarias
Moussaoui included a multiple-choice test for Ashcroft in some of the 17 handwritten motions
released Thursday by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema.
U.S. HIRES CHRISTIAN EXTREMISTS TO PRODUCE ARABIC NEWS:
CLERIC’S KILLING SETBACK TO U.S. CIA lost an ally and $13M
WAR ON TERRORISM: DEMOCRATS REJECT EXPANDED CIA POWERS: Requiring Internet
providers, credit card companies, libraries and a variety of other groups to produce such things as
phone records, bank transactions and e-mail logs.
12 MASSACRED IN RAID ON GAZA CITY: A Palestinian baby was shot in the head in
a new Israeli onslaught on Gaza City.
PUNISHING FRANCE: U.S. SHOOTS ITSELF IN THE FOOT
INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS CHALLENGE BUSH: We write to express deep concern over the
growing mistrust and cynicism with which many, including veteran intelligence professionals inside
and outside our movement, regard the intelligence cited by you and your chief advisers to justify
the war against Iraq.
AN INSULT TO BRITISH INTELLIGENCE: Ministers doctored secret service briefings
to get their way over Iraq.
INSIDE MY CIA DIARIES: Two axioms still play out as absurd stories are supplied by
men with bad teeth and bloody hands.
AMERICAN DENIALS ENRAGE FALLUJAH: American Central Command has dismissed
reports that US troops shot dead 13 civilians at a demonstration in Fallujah as “allegations”
that are unlikely to be proved.
PICTURES OF MASSACRE AT FALLUJAH, IRAQ
U.S., U.K. WAGED WAR ON IRAQ BECAUSE OF OIL, BLAIR ADVISER SAYS
US NAVAL WAR COLLEGE: The Top 100 Rules of the New American Way of War.
The United States Stands Ready for Any Type of War.
IRAQ: GRENADE ATTACK WOUNDS SEVEN US SOLDIERS
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BUSH FIRES WARNING AT US ‘ENEMIES’: In an apparent warning to North Korea, Iran,
Syria and other countries accused by Washington of helping terrorists or pursuing weapons of mass
destruction, Bush said the United States would not stand idly by in the face of serious danger from
the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical arms.
POWELL DEMANDS SYRIA COOPERATE WITH U.S. IN MIDEAST: “We’ve provided some
other suggestions to the Syrians that they have taken under advisement, and I expect to hear back
from them in the future,” he told reporters.
CUBA: CRITICISM OF TRIALS OF SUBVERSIVES MISPLACED: The accused
(so-called “journalists,” “intellectuals,” and “dissidents”) had, indeed, been organized, paid,
supplied and rewarded by James Cason, head of the U.S. Interest Section in Havana. A Must Read
ISRAEL: DEAD CAMERAMAN ‘CARRIED WHITE FLAG’ Israeli soldiers who killed a
British television cameraman, James Miller, in southern Gaza could have been in no doubt
about his identity as a journalist.
POWELL REJECTS ARAB-BACKED UN RESOLUTION ON RIDDING THE MIDDLE
EAST OF WMD’S
WEAPONS OF MASS DISTORTION: The concept of WMD is dishonest. When they are
in friendly hands we call them defence forces
WHERE IS THE FEARED IRAQI ARSENAL? When Secretary of State Colin Powell went
to the United Nations in Februar y – he put his reputation on the line.
RICE ACTIONS ON SYRIA DISPUTED UPI’s report, published Friday afternoon, quoted
unidentified administration officials as saying that a combination of Pentagon hawks and senior
Israeli officials had been pressing the United States to expand the ground war to Syria.
ISRAEL PLANS PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD IN JORDAN: Jordan can be the new
homeland of Palestinians in return for allowing it to have lucrative reconstruction contracts
in Iraq, revealed an Israeli plan Saturday, May 3.
RIGHT-WING THINK TANKS RULE DC: CONSERVATIVE thinktanks exert a considerable
influence over the Bush administration and the US media.
JESUS PLUS NOTHING: Undercover among Americas secret theocrats. A Must Read
A MEAN-SPIRITED AMERICA: Today, I fear my own government more than I do terrorists
ESTABLISHING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ? LETíS FIX IT HERE FIRST: The ‘divine right
of kings’ has been modified into a kind of ëdivine right of elected leaders.
TV-FRIENDLY BUSH VISIT CAUSED A FEW CHANGES: Ari Fleischer, dismissed any
suggestion that the overnight trip was custom-ordered to provide campaign footage for
Bush’s re-election campaign.
NO GRASP: Why a far-reaching American empire will not serve anyone’s interests, least of all ours.
THE US ECONOMY HAS LOST TWO MILLION JOBS IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.
DO WE REALLY HAVE FREE SPEECH? In the U.S., we can allow people to talk freely.
We don’t need to stifle speech to stifle dissent. We just have to block our ears.
GARNER OUT IN IRAQ SHUFFLE: “They [the White House] lost confidence in Garner’s
ability to supervise the transition to Iraqi democracy.î
THE BATTLE FOR BAGHDAD COST THE LIVES OF AT LEAST 1,101 IRAQI CIVILIANS:
The hospital records say that another 1,255 dead were “probably” civilians, including many
women and children.
ROADMAPS, PRINCIPLES AND A BROKEN MIRROR: We are a decent people for sure,
forever desiring to do good but unaware of what is done in our name abroad.
AFGHANISTAN: LAUNCHPAD FOR TERROR: New cells are in place in Afghanistan, Pakistan
and the United Arab Emirates and they will be responsible for carrying out attacks – including suicide
attacks – against United States interests in a number of regions. This will be the new face of al-Qaeda,
which will emerge soon with a new name and under new command.
ISRAELI TROOPS KILL BRITISH CAMERAMAN: Israeli troops shot and killed a British
cameraman late Friday as he filmed Israeli bulldozers razing Palestinian houses.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO HAVE YOUR HOME DEMOLISHED BY ISRAELI TERROR SQUADS VIDEO
BECAUSE THEY CAN “Target of opportunity”, the phrase that was used to describe the opening
salvo pretty much sums up “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.
N. KOREA HAS ‘300 NUKES’,ALL LOCKED ONTO AMERICAN CITIES
US: ‘SADDAM HAD NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION’ The Bush administration has
admitted that Saddam Hussein probably had no weapons of mass destruction.
REAL AMERICAN AGENDA NOW BECOMING CLEAR: A superpower like the United States
does not invade a pipsqueak power like Iraq ó outside the framework of international law and against
worldwide opposition ó only for its publicly stated reasons.
CORPORATE COLONIALISM: Like one of the 19th-century European colonial empires, the Bush
government is calling on Bechtel, Halliburton, and other major corporations to take over the job of
running the Iraqi colony. These companies are to act in the name of the government. They are to be
paid out of our taxes. It might just as well be the British East India company.
U.S.-BACKED IRAQI EXILES ARE WORKING FOR SAIC, A DEFENSE CONTRACTOR:
The team will live and work in compounds guarded by American soldiers. But technically, they are
working for SAIC, a defense contractor, and their heavily guarded offices outside Washington have
been equipped with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses that betray no hint of a Pentagon link.
Why does this stink so badly to so many people? The reality is that the majority in the United States
is relishing every ill-concealed motive, sucking greedily at every image of an Arab nation being destroyed,
nodding self-righteously at every clip of the jubilantly ‘liberated’ – and stamping in indignant outrage at
every perceived ‘thwarting’ by an ungratefully ignorant lower form of life.
Neoconservatives push for a new world order: Kristol refuses to strut his stuff, because he knows how
fast the high and mighty can be brought low in this town; after all, he was once Vice President Dan Quayle’s
chief of staff. Still, he can’t resist contending that Sept. 11 made all the “neocons” look like prophets.
ROBERT FISK: SO HE THINKS ITíS ALL OVER… When Iraqi civilians look into the faces of
American troops, President Bush famously told the world on Thursday, ìthey see strength and kindness and
goodwillî. Untrue, Mr Bush. They see occupation.
HUMOR: THE GREAT DEBATE – BUSH VS. BUSH:
“AMERICA: THE FAILED EXPERIMENT” Today, it is the most powerful nation on earth in every
sense of the word, except moral. The moral authority of the United States comes from the barrel of a gun.
ABU MAZEN: WAIVING RIGHT OF RETURN AN ISRAELI ‘DREAM’ We absolutely refuse to
waive the (Palestinian) right of return as a precondition for Israel’s approval of the ‘roadmap’
WHOSE ‘ROAD MAP’? George W. Bush has a ‘road map’ to peace in the Middle East ñ and so
does would-be ethnic cleanser Benny Elon.
JORDAN NOT ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT BEING PALESTINIANS’ ALTERNATIVE HOMELAND
GEORGE W. CHRIST? Here is a man intent upon making war on as much of the Muslim world as he
can put his hands around, while wrapping around himself the image and prophesies of Jesus Christ.
What is next?
THE BIGGEST BOMB IN BUSH’S ARSENAL “IT was absolutely a photo-op created for
(US President George) Bush’s re-election campaign commercials,” according to MacArthur.
“CNN, MSNBC and Fox swallowed it whole.”
THEATRE DIRECTOR ATTACKED OVER CRITICAL US PLAY One man held him down,
while another cut his face.
SCOTT RITTER IS CALLING FOR REGIME CHANGE IN WASHINGTON. ìI want the president
impeached because he lied to the Congress of the United States,î Ritter said.
OUR NATIONAL PRIORITIES Defense Spending = 49.2% Education, Training, Employment
and Social Services = 9.9%
GLOBAL MENACE: The U.S. spends more on what they euphemistically call “defense” than all the
countries who are members of the Security Council combined. As a matter of fact the U.S.spends more
on it’s military than all the countries of the world combined.
DID THE IRAQI ARMY TAKE A DIVE FOR THE U.S.? Le Monde’s correspondent in Baghdad
wrote that Sufyan ordered his troops to lay down their arms and go home. A short time later, an Apache
helicopter escorted Sufyan from the Al Rashid camp, east of Baghdad, to an undisclosed safe haven.
PAYING CASH TRIGGERS ALERT FOR TERRORISM IN NEW WORLD
US SOLDIER SHOT IN BAGHDAD: A United States soldier patrolling the streets in the Iraqi
capital has been shot in the head and wounded by an unidentified Iraqi civilian.
SCOTTISH MP TAM DALYELL: ‘ZIONIST CABAL RUNS POLICY ON ISRAEL’ TONY Blair
has been accused of surrounding himself with a “cabal” of Jewish advisers in an astonishing attack
by Scotlandís most senior MP.
SHARON ORDERS MOSSAD TO INTENSIFY SPY OPERATIONS against Islamic
organizations in the UK.
ISRAELI ENVOY HEADS FOR US TO LOBBY AGAINST ‘ROAD MAP’
UK: PEACE FORCE FOR IRAQ MAY TAKE HALF THE ARMY
THE BUSH DOCTRINE: EXPORTING DEMOCRACY BENEFITS THE U.S.
at the barrel of a gun if necessary.
UNDERSTANDING THE WAR ON TERRORISM: “Pax Americana” And Preemptive Force.
PDF File. A MUST READ
BIG BROTHER IS STILL WATCHING: On Thursday of last week, someone inside a secret
meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee spotted a new paragraph in the intelligence
authorization bill for fiscal year 2004.
THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: WHEN THE PHOENIX COMES
HOME TO ROOST: Information management is key in the Bush Regimeís effort to make terror
the organizing principle in American society, while at the same time making its homeland security
apparatus appear to be legal, moral, and most importantly, popular. A Must Read
“GO OUT FROM OUR CITY…”Okay, so you skip the National Museum and the National
Library, the local hospitals and the various governmental ministries, but the Baghdad Nuclear
Research Facility? Not a patrol, not a tank, not a single guard? Earth to Bush administration”
HORROR IN YOUR OWN HOME: We are raising a generation of kids to whom morality and
fairness, as well and truth and honor, are no longer important.
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NEOCONSERVATIVES: They emerged from behind the scenes politically to change American
foreign policy. But they’ve always been there, and Iraq is only one of their goals.
IMPERIAL OVERSTRETCH IN IRAQ
IS BUSH A WAR CRIMINAL? The spin from the Administration is now all about “liberation,”
because it is simply too embarrassing, indeed potentially criminal, for Bush and his cronies to
fess-up to their deceit.
IRAQ IS NOW THE BIGGEST CONSTRUCTION SITE IN THE WORLD. Devastated, taken
apart, impoverished, in many respects Iraq has returned to “the Stone Age.”
MALAYSIA WILL NOT ACCEPT US-APPOINTED GOVERNMENT
US TROOPS ‘ENCOURAGED’ IRAQI LOOTERS: General Tommy Franks is threatened with a
Belgian war crimes trial alleging US troops failed to prevent looting in Iraq. BBC News Online
uncovers evidence suggesting his soldiers even egged on some looters.
GORBACHEV SAYS U.S. ‘CAST ASIDE” INTERNATIONAL LAW TO GO TO WAR WITH IRAQ
GARNER TO BE REPLACED BY FORMER DIPLOMAT: Although the change replaces a
Pentagon appointee with a State Department person, Mr Bremer is thought to be close to neo-conservatives
around the US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
EXPOSED: THE REAL TERROR NETWORK: George Bush has appointed Paul Bremer as the ‘civil
administrator’ of Iraq, heís part and parcel of the same pack of conservative wolves that run the Pentagon,
the State Department, the CIA, the FBI, the NSA and of course, the Department of Homeland Security.
A MUST READ.
PASTRY CHEF FLOWN IN ON IRAQ MISSION: Pastry chef Yves Reynaud, with French colors on his collar,
flew in a U.S. Air Force transport to Baghdad on a vital mission.
IRAQI WELCOME FOR US TURNS TO FURY: This is the way the war ends: not with the jubilation
of the liberated but with the whimpering of ragged children. “Water! Water!” they cry, running from the
roadside towards passing cars, thrusting their fingers towards their mouths in the salute of the thirsty.
QUESTIONS LINGERING ON THE BATTLEFIELD: As the fog of war and propaganda begin to
dissipate, isn’t it time for some real journalism? Or are we becoming a mirror of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
ISRAELIS FIRE ON PARENTS OF INJURED BRITISH PEACE ACTIVIST
WHERE IS THE OPPOSITION? Democratic dissent has folded in the face of Republican hegemony,
but not because the Republicans have won the political argument: it is because the Democrats have
picked up their principles and left the battlefield. A MUST READ.
MAN ON HORSEBACK: George Bush’s “Top Gun” act aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln ó c’mon,
guys, it wasn’t about honoring the troops, it was about showing the president in a flight suit ó was as
scary as it was funny.
CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTS SHOW DEPTH OF BUSH FUND-RAISING: The documents,
which surfaced in the courtroom fight over the new campaign finance law, offer new details about
Mr. Bush’s most active fund-raisers ó including his top three, who were awarded plum jobs as ambassadors.
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NORMAL? THE sanctimonious attitude of those who claim to speak for us through ëourí mass media,
on the benefits of ëourí brand of freedom is staggering. More staggering is the absolute acceptance by the
media pundits of the official view on what constitutes normalcy.
FIRM IN FLORIDA ELECTION FIASCO EARNS MILLIONS FROM FILES ON FOREIGNERS:
A data-gathering company is being paid millions of dollars by the Bush administration to collect detailed
personal information on the populations of foreign countries, enraging several governments who say the
records may have been illegally obtained.
TWO US SOLDIERS SHOT DEAD IN BAGHDAD Two American soldiers have been killed in
separate attacks in Baghdad.