Information Clearing House Archive – For the Month of July 2003 – Part 4

July 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

For the Month of July 2003 – Part 4

Two 9-11 hijackers ‘lived with FBI informant’

THE FBI lost a chance to uncover the September 11 plot by failing to investigate evidence that two of the suicide hijackers were living with a bureau informant.

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/archive/22-7-19103-23-33-14.html

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Information Clearing House Archive – June 2003 Part 2

July 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

For the Month of July 2003 – Part 2

Venezuela Refuses To Sign Agreement With US Over ICC:

The United States suspended more than 47 million dollars in military aid to 35 countries on Tuesday for their failure or refusal to give US citizens immunity from the ICC.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2003-07/05/content_955487.htm

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Information Clearing House July 2003 – Part 1

June 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

For the Month of July 2003 – Part 1

[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]

Bush ‘Indicted’ Over War Crimes:

A group of Japanese lawyers unveiled documents Monday “indicting” U.S. President George W. Bush for war crimes

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3970.htm

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Ignorance is a (conditioned) state of mind By William Bowles

30 July 2003

Ignorance: Ig = in, nocere = not knowing. In a state of not knowing; a “United States of Not Knowing” (Thank you Patricia)

In an essay, ‘How hatred was born’ (sub-titled ‘Ignorance is not bliss’), in the Independent Review (29/07/03) the black American writer Walter Mosley, makes the comparison between the rage that black Americans feel towards a system, run by whites, that has oppressed and exploited them for generations, and the rage felt by people in the Middle East toward Americans (or does he mean America?).

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The Death of Dr David Kelly: Dark actors – dark forces? By William Bowles

28 July 2003

So Dr David Kelly’s media contact on the New York Times was, according to the Independent on Sunday (27/07/03), Judith Miller (more on Ms Miller below). The same piece also alluded to the fact that Kelly had had a longstanding relationship with journalists. The more we know about Kelly, the less we know. What is absolutely clear, is that he played a key role in the creation of the September 2002 document. There are many unanswered questions about Kelly’s role in the run-up to and the invasion, such as: Continue reading

Will we ever be told the truth about the death of Dr David Kelly? by Melanie Philipps

24 July 2006 — Daily Mail

Everyone knows, don’t they, that most untoward events generally have banal explanations such as muddle, incompetence or sheer blind chance.

To believe otherwise is to run the risk of being branded a ‘conspiracy theorist’, a small step away from being lumped together with the kind of people who think that crop circles are designed by visitors from Mars or that Princess Diana was murdered by MI6.

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Liberia: rewriting history By William Bowles

27 July 2003

“Another day, another atrocity in Liberia’s blood-soaked capital Monrovia” is how the Independent tells it to us (26/07/03). And of course, the predictable pleas for ‘intervention’ by the “world’s superpower” from liberal commentators. The entire history of how Liberia got to be where it is today, and especially the role of the US, the IMF and the World Bank in creating the current situation, has been erased from our consciousness by the corporate media.

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Mind your language! Part Three By William Bowles

23 July 2003

Isn’t it amazing. All this time, since the ‘sexed up’ story first appeared, Gilligan, we were told, was the sole source of the story, hence his ‘unreliability’. Then, yesterday, the press carried reports about at least thee other UK journalists who had also been contacted by Dr Kelly and now, it seems there’s even a tape of Gilligan’s meeting with Kelly. The meek and mild-mannered Dr Kelly seems to have gotten around quite a lot for a man reportedly trying to keep a low profile.

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The Death of Dr David Kelly: Opening a can of worms By William Bowles

21 July 2003

Who was Dr David Kelly?
Head of the infamous Porton Down, Britain’s own WMD factory from 1984 to 1992, and who in 1989 was approached by MI6 to help debrief a Soviet defector from the Soviet Union’s CBW programme, it seems inconceivable that a man with this kind of background and over such a long period of time, wasn’t privy to the most confidential government information, which gives the lie to the claim by the government that he was approached some time in 2002 to supply information to the September document simply because he was the most knowledgeable person in the field, unless he was utterly trustworthy on a political level. Moreover, there was a six month delay between the announcement of publishing the document and the date of its actual publication, a delay which hasn’t been explained.

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Mind your language! Part Two By William Bowles

21 July 2003

So we have the ironic situation of BBC News reporting on its own alleged unreliability. Can the news be trusted? What is the future of public broadcasting and so on. Yet of course, the nature of the lack of trust in the state media is entirely misdirected. It’s okay that the coverage of the war and the reasons for it, are, as a matter of course, misreported, but as soon as the media gets too close to reporting the real reasons, the roof falls in! Continue reading

Opening a can of worms By William Bowles

21 July 2003

Who was Dr David Kelly?
Head of the infamous Porton Down, Britain’s own WMD factory from 1984 to 1992, and who in 1989 was approached by MI6 to help debrief a Soviet defector from the Soviet Union’s CBW programme, it seems inconceivable that a man with this kind of background and over such a long period of time, wasn’t privy to the most confidential government information, which gives the lie to the claim by the government that he was approached some time in 2002 to supply information to the September document simply because he was the most knowledgeable person in the field, unless he was utterly trustworthy on a political level. Moreover, there was a six month delay between the announcement of publishing the document and the date of its actual publication, a delay which hasn’t been explained.

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Blair into Blah doesn’t go: anatomy of a con By William Bowles

16 July 2003

Well will Cheney resign? Who cares. Compare the situation in the US with that in the UK, where exactly the same (faked) information has been doing the rounds for the past couple of years, yet the Blair talk is increasingly blah talk and defiant blah at that. But Tony Blair can protest til the cows come home, it won’t change a thing.

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Biting off more than can be chewed? By William Bowles

16 July 2003

It’s fashionable to think that the US imperium has gotten itself into a quagmire with its occupation of Iraq, but of course this view depends on whether or not, the US cares about what happens to Iraq. And if the situation in Afghanistan is anything to go by, having served its purpose (whatever that is), the Iraqis can go to hell. Cynical? Well not on my part but yes, cynical on the part of the US power elite. And also intrinsically a part of a deeply racist imperialist mindset, that values the lives of Iraqis as less than zero as indeed it does that of Liberians, Afghanis, Congolese, Haitians, Cubans, Nicaraguans, Palestinians…. We in the West, comfortable in our living rooms watching the ‘news’ on our widescreens, simply don’t comprehend that the vast majority of the world’s population have an entirely different take on reality.

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A conspiracy of silence? By William Bowles

14 July 2003

I pointed out in ‘9/11: Connecting the dots’, the cynical manipulations of our political leaders regarding events and their causes, when subjected to analysis, reveal the underlying truths. But as important, is the complicity of the mass media in covering up the reality of events, especially in the light of the latest ‘revelations’ that expose the fraudulent nature of the reasons for the invasion of Iraq and its subsequent re-colonisation.

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