Information Clearing House Archive August 2003 Part 4

August 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

For the Month of August 2003 – Part 4

[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]

U.S. military may be needed for Israel-Palestinian stability, key Republican says:

The Bush administration “has to figure out who is going to go after the terrorists,” Lugar said, adding that U.S. military involvement “has to be a potential possibility.”

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=
/news/archive/2003/08/24/national1457EDT0489.DTL

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Information Clearing House Archive August 2003 — Part 3

August 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

For the Month of August 2003 – Part 3

[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]

Blair’s 45-minute claim on Iraq was hearsay:

Tony Blair’s headline-grabbing claim that Iraq could deploy weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes of an order to do so was based on hearsay information.

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,12956,1020033,00.html

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Information Clearing House Archive August 2003 Part 2

August 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

For the Month of August 2003 – Part 2

[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]

Christmas shopping? Don’t forget your George W. Bush – U.S. President and Naval Aviator – 12″ Action Figure

Can you believe this?

http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html?PID=2431939&ctid=17&ls=toys&_ts=y

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Information Clearing House August 2003 – Part1

August 2003 — Information Clearing House Archive

For the Month of August 2003 – Part 1

Al Qaida wins a battle:

Although Islamic terrorists may eventually lose the War on Terrorism, they have clearly won the most recent battle: Operation Iraqi Freedom.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4320.htm

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Off the Hook? By William Bowles

29 August 2003

Well predictably the media here in the UK has, by and large, given Blah a clean bill of health, not because he didn’t lie but because he did such a good job of lying. Apparently, the more articulate you are at the business of dissembling, the more kudos you acquire. This is the ‘post-modern’ world where form takes precedent over content.

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Trust- Belief – Exaggeration By William Bowles

28 August 2003

Blair, Campbell, Goebbels and the Word
As the state is increasingly exposed as fraudulent, so the media has created a barrier that absorbs direct attack by deflecting criticism into the ‘nooks and crannies’ of the management of the state machine. How it does this is revealed by the nature of the relationship between the state and the media and the use of language, where the grammar and syntax becomes critical to the process of persuasion.

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A marriage made in hell By William Bowles

23 August 2003

The media’s complicity in putting spin on the spin
The media’s response to the ‘revelations’ of the Hutton inquiry reveals more about the nature of corporate journalism than it does about the role of the government’s propagandists. And especially, the back-peddling being performed in an attempt to justify the complicity of the media in not seeing what was patently obvious to anyone who cared to look, namely that the government lies and lies on a consistent basis about its reasons for invading Iraq.

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Mission Impossible By William Bowles

22 August 2003

Never has the meaning of the global village struck home in quite the way as in the present circumstances. Past empires have been able to hide behind distance and disinformation, but the current imperial project is, in spite of all the efforts to hide it, being built inside a goldfish bowl, where every move, every stratagem is immediately subject to scrutiny from a myriad of observers.

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End Game? By William Bowles

21 August 2003

What’s an empire to do when it’s barely started on its ‘mission’ (ordained by a God no less) and the damn thing starts falling apart? Blame the ‘international terror network’ of course. And of course, that’s what the Imperium is doing as it casts about for suitable suspects. And there’s no shortage on which to pin the ‘blame’. But is anyone buying it? Not judging by the media’s reaction. Today’s Independent (21/08/03) for example, had this to say: Continue reading