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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Information Clearinghouse Reply with quote

From: Tom Feeley - email to Dr. Shabbir

"The man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less of a
charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he
wants others to be themselves, also." -- Elbert Hubbard - (1856-1915)

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"Loud speech, profusion of words, and possessing skillfulness in expounding
scriptures are merely for the enjoyment of the learned. They do not lead to
liberation."-- Adi Shankaracharya (c. 650) Hindu reformer

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"The real searcher after truth will not receive the old because it is old, or
reject the new because it is new. He will not believe men because they are dead,
or contradict them because they are alive. With him an utterance is worth the
truth, the reason it contains, without the slightest regard to the author. He
may have been a king or serf -- a philosopher or servant, -- but the utterance
neither gains nor loses in truth or reason. Its value is absolutely independent
of the fame or station of the man who gave it to the world." -- Robert G.
Ingersoll - (1833-1899) American political leader, orator

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"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." --
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - (1749-1832)

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Read this newsletter online http://tinyurl.com/dy6yy

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? More Than 655,000
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's
War 2979
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$353,301,970,914

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Troop 'surge' in Iraq would be another mistake

BY W. PATRICK LANG and RAY MCGOVERN

Robert Gates' report to the White House on his discussions in Iraq this past
week is likely to provide the missing ingredient for the troop ''surge'' into
Iraq favored by the ''decider'' team of Vice President Dick Cheney and President
George W. Bush.
http://tinyurl.com/yzg62p

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Top Ten Myths about Iraq 2006

By Juan Cole

Myth number one is that the United States "can still win" in Iraq. Of course,
the truth of this statement, frequently still made by William Kristol and other
Neoconservatives, depends on what "winning" means. But if it means the
establishment of a stable, pro-American, anti-Iranian government with an
effective and even-handed army and police force in the near or even medium term,
then the assertion is frankly ridiculous.
http://tinyurl.com/ydkn83

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Military considers recruiting foreigners

Expedited citizenship would be an incentive

By Bryan Bender

The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering
expanding the number of noncitizens in the ranks -- including disputed proposals
to open recruiting stations overseas and putting more immigrants on a faster
track to US citizenship if they volunteer -- according to Pentagon officials.
http://tinyurl.com/yaw5kx

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Why Did Russia And China vote to sanction Iran?

By Jorge Hirsch

While Russia may prefer for its own reasons that Iran not enrich uranium, it fully recognizes that Iran's
pursuit is legal under international law. Furthermore, as Western news media
constantly emphasize, Russia and China have extensive commercial ties with Iran,
hence it is not in their interest to antagonize Iran. Their support of UNSC1737
doesn't seem to make sense.
http://tinyurl.com/yjjlmz

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Iran backed dangerously into a corner

By Linda S. Heard

Washington and Tel Aviv, aided by London, are taking this region on a collision
course. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Mousa once warned that the invasion of
Iraq would open the gates to Hell. They opened alright but if there is war with
Iran they may take a long time to swing shut.
http://tinyurl.com/ykyumq

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Will Stinky Cut The Big One?

by Sheila Samples

Bush is a brutal, pathological liar -- arguably a homicidal maniac. After losing
two wars against helpless, unarmed nations, he's bored. The Decider is moving on
to greater things, and those who know how to listen to him know the decision to nuke Iran has already been made.
http://tinyurl.com/y23x3r

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Washington's Game in Turkmenistan

By Mike Whitney

At the very least, Niyazov’s death has turned out to be another “great
opportunity” for Uncle Sam and it looks like Bush may have already put the
pieces in place to take full advantage of it.
http://tinyurl.com/ymnfat

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In Somalia, a reckless U.S. proxy war

By Salim Lone

Undeterred by the horrors and setbacks in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon, the
Bush administration has opened another battlefront in the Muslim world. With
full U.S. backing and military training, at least 15,000 Ethiopian troops have
entered Somalia in an illegal war of aggression against the Union of Islamic
Courts, which controls almost the entire south of the country.
http://tinyurl.com/yjkb89

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Why Condemning Israel and the Zionist Lobby is so Important

By James Petras

We American have a necessity to put our fight against Israel and its Lobby at the very top of our political agenda. It is not because Israel has the worst human
rights agenda in the world – other states have even worst democratic credentials –
but because of its role in promoting its US supporters to degrade our democratic
principles, robbing us of our freedom to debate and our sovereignty to decide
our own interests.
http://tinyurl.com/yew54c

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Historical Perspectives on Latin American and East Asian Regional Development

By Noam Chomsky

There was a meeting on the weekend of December 9-10 in Cochabamba in Bolivia of
major South American leaders. It was a very important meeting. One index of its
importance is that it was unreported, virtually unreported apart from the wire
services.
http://tinyurl.com/ycakg9

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Iraq: More than 94 people killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

The bodies of six people, gagged and bound, were found in two districts in
Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, a hospital source said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO624150.htm

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7 Americans Killed in Iraq; 90 in Dec. :

At least 54 Iraqis died Tuesday in bombings, officials said, including a
coordinated strike that killed 25 in western Baghdad. Separately, the U.S.
military announced the deaths of seven American soldiers
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/26/ap/world/mainD8M8MBBG0.shtml

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Occupied Iraq: At least 73 killed on a bloody Christmas Day:

A total of 29 bodies were found shot dead, with most showing signs of torture,
in different districts of Baghdad
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM522917.htm

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UK raid angers Basra politicians :

Basra City Council has withdrawn co-operation from UK forces in southern Iraq
after the police's serious crimes unit was disbanded by troops. More than 1,000
troops blew up a police station run by the unit, which has been blamed for
robberies and death squads.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6209249.stm

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U.S. military deaths in Iraq tops number killed in 9/11 attacks:

The U.S. military death toll in Iraq has reached at least 2,974, one more than
the number of deaths in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States,
according to an Associated Press count on Tuesday.
http://wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=5857468

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Ron Paul: More of the Same in 2007:

Incoming congressional leaders have publicly stated their support for increasing
troop levels, and Democrats have no intention of pursuing any serious withdrawal
plan in Congress. They will not withhold war funding. The war will plod on, and
Democrats will call for more of the same.
http://tinyurl.com/yaxxur

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U.S. officials send fugitive minister out of Iraq :

A fugitive former Iraqi minister, with dual U.S. citizenship, flew to Jordan in
an American plane after escaping from a Baghdad jail earlier this month,
Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Bakheet said on Tuesday.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L26386901

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Iraqi court says Saddam must hang in 30 days:

Iraq's highest appeals court today upheld Saddam Hussein's death sentence and
said he must be hanged within 30 days for the killing of 148 Shiites in the
central city of Dujail.
http://www.yakima-herald.com/page/dis/287821274558334

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Will Bush or Blair be held responsible?:

Horrors that mirrored Saddam's worst excesses:

The Serious Crimes Unit was regarded as one of the most corrupt elements of the
British-mentored and trained constabulary in Iraq’s second city.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2518729,00.html

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Iraqi lawyer wants Haditha massacre marines in Iraqi courts:

The Iraq lawyer points out that harsher sentences are delivered for killings of
American citizens. Only an Iraqi court can deliver justice for killings of Iraqi
citizens in Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/yalu33

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U.S. Military graduates calls War in Iraq illegal and criminal:

America stands shamed in the eyes of the world thanks to the Bush
administration’s crime spree. And, as a partial result, the Democrats scored a resounding triumph in an
election where only 40.4% of eligible Americans cast ballots. 40.4%! So much for
urgency.
http://tinyurl.com/ynyddh

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Experts: Iraq vets wrongly diagnosed:

'Personality disorder' assessment allows for quick honorable discharge but tags
veterans with a label that is hard to remove.
http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/fairenough/aas0.html

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Soldier went AWOL over atrocities:

Soldier tried to report abuses but was rebuffed
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A41687

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Biden vows to fight any Iraq troop boost:

The incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he will
fight President Bush if the decision is made to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.
http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=5859073

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US Sen. Biden says intends to run for president :

Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden, one of the Democratic party's leading voices on
foreign policy and a sharp critic of President George W. Bush's handling of the Iraq war, on Tuesday said he intends to run for
president in 2008.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3344950,00.html

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Noam Chomsky Comments on the Iraq Study Group Report:

What matters is the opinion of Iraqis. If there is remaining doubt, the question
of withdrawal should be submitted to a referendum, conducted under international
supervision to minimize coercion by the occupying forces and their Iraqi clients
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/opinion/?id=18938

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U.S. Detains Two Iranians In Iraq:

Two Others Released Who Had Diplomatic Immunity; Iraqi President 'Unhappy' About
Incident
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/25/iraq/main2295239.shtml

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Iran summons US representative over detention of diplomats: -

This move will have unpleasant consequences,’ the spokesman said without giving
further details.
http://tinyurl.com/sjyvl

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Report says Iran’s oil exports could decline to zero in less than a decade:

Iran is suffering a staggering decline in revenue from its oil exports, and if the trend
continues income could virtually disappear by 2015, according to an analysis
released Monday by the National Academy of Sciences.
http://news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=173850&srvc=news

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U.S. pursues financial strategy against regimes it can't otherwise corral :

Over the past year, the Bush administration has persuaded bankers across Europe
and Asia to choke off some Iranian and North Korean access to the world
financial system, using the taint of terrorism and corruption as leverage.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20061226-0805-financialsanctions.htm
l

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Ethiopia pushes deeper into Somalia :

Thousands of Ethiopian troops, backed by aircraft, artillery and tanks, have
escalated a military offensive against fighters from the Islamic Courts Union.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4A2D7333-9E99-4B63-A455-A1260251BED8.htm

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Ambush kills 14 Colombian soldiers :

Fighters have ambushed an army patrol in southern Colombia, killing 14 soldiers,
amid continuing violence over control of a remote village.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/BFB89EFE-556B-49A1-91AF-EF50873DB0A0.htm

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Clashes leave 2 militants dead, 7 wounded in occupied Afghanistan :

Clashes between Afghan police and anti-government militants left two rebels dead
and seven others wounded in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, provincial
governor Akram Khapalwak said Monday.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200612/26/eng20061226_335762.html

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Pakistan to mine and fence Afghan border:

Pakistan said on Tuesday it would lay landmines and put up fences along parts of
its border with Afghanistan in response to international concerns that Taliban
militants can slip between the two countries with ease.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/f4b31b4c-950a-11db-a911-0000779e2340.html

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Surge in overdoses blamed on powerful Afghan heroin:

A steep rise in drug overdose deaths in Los Angeles is being blamed on an influx of highly potent heroin from occupied Afghanistan
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061226/hl_afp/uscrimedrugs_061226180000

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Groups Mute Criticism of Iraq Report :

Jewish and pro-Israel groups, after initially greeting the report of the
Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group with outrage, have begun to mute their
criticisms on the basis of assurances that the Bush administration will not
adopt the report’s proposed linkage between Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict.
http://www.forward.com/articles/groups-mute-criticism-of-iraq-report/

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Once, Labour wanted Blair to go, now it wants him in jail:

Perhaps some of Labour’s hatred for Blair is because many feel that the party
has been kidnapped by an outsider. They see the prime minister as a barely
disguised Tory who has trampled on Labour’s constitution and traditions
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,24392-2517634,00.html

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US and EU visit Fatah training base :

US and European officials have visited a base in Jordan where Fatah is training troops to reinforce Mahmoud Abbas,
the Palestinian president, in any showdown with Hamas.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/03338AED-5317-4328-A3EA-DC99977F3C42.htm

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Israeli PM agrees to transfer $100 million in frozen Palestinian taxes to Abbas:

Olmert agreed to a series of concessions to help bolster the PA chairman,
including the transfer of $100 million in frozen taxes collected on behalf of
the PA. The funds will be transferred directly to Abbas, and not to the
Hamas-led government.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/804608.html

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Dr.César Chelala: Innocents pay the price of Gaza war :

On a recent visit to Gaza, Louise Arbour, the UN High Commissioner for Human
Rights, stated that "massive" violations against civilians have taken place in
the Gaza Strip. The lack of accountability for human rights violations in Gaza
leaves the local population with no one to turn to when there is a breach, she
told journalists.
http://tinyurl.com/ymsusn

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New Ilegal settlement planned for former Gaza squatters:

The Defense Ministry has approved the building of a new settlement in the
northern Jordan Valley, outside of the West Bank separation fence, which will
house families evacuated from Gaza settlements.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/805829.html

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U.N. Chief Pressured To Bypass Businessman :

The incoming United Nations secretary-general has yet to take office, but a
controversy is already engulfing his nascent relationship with the American
Jewish community.
http://www.forward.com/articles/un-chief-pressured-to-bypass-businessman/#

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Disappearing world: Global warming claims tropical island :

Rising seas, caused by global warming, have for the first time washed an
inhabited island off the face of the Earth.
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2099971.ece

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Interior, Pentagon Faulted In Audits:

Defense auditors said that deal cost taxpayers millions more than necessary, and they have referred the matter for possible criminal investigation.
http://tinyurl.com/ykemvc


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Peace & Joy
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1765) John Adams
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:41 pm    Post subject: Information Clearinghouse - Tom Feeley, USA Reply with quote

"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and
owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in
their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control
ourselves.": Howard Zinn, historian and author

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"The point of public relations slogans like "Support our troops" is that they
don't mean anything... That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to
create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be
for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. Its crucial
value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean
something: Do you support our policy? That's the one you're not allowed to talk
about.": Noam Chomsky

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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell,
philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)

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Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to
humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our
country shall be righteous as well as strong: James Bryce


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Read this newsletter online http://tinyurl.com/dy6yy

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? More Than 655,000
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's
War 2983
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$353,535,575,374

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Five Years of Infamy: Close Guantanamo!

By Colonel Ann Wright, Retired

As a retired US Army colonel with 29 years of service on active duty and in the
US Army Reserves, and as a US diplomat for 16 years, I firmly believe that there
must be accountability and responsibility for criminal actions that we know have
occurred - whether the perpetrators are in the Pentagon, the CIA, the Justice Department, or the White House.
http://tinyurl.com/ygbkd7

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Freedom's prize in disturbing war

By BILL KAUFMANN

U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins' revelation Maher Arar is still
considered a threat to his nation and is barred from entering it should be seen
in the context of the Bush administration's rap sheet on abduction, torture,
rendition, false imprisonment and kangaroo justice.
http://tinyurl.com/yefk99

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Will Stinky Cut The Big One?

by Sheila Samples

Bush is a brutal, pathological liar -- arguably a homicidal maniac. After
losing two wars against helpless, unarmed nations, he's bored. The Decider is
moving on to greater things, and those who know how to listen to him know the
decision to nuke Iran has already been made.
http://tinyurl.com/ylaojp

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A Look Back and Ahead In An Age of Neocon Rule

By Stephen Lendman

The US ranks 41st in infant mortality, and the World Health Organization (WHO)
ranks the country 37th in the world in "overall health performance" and 54th in the fairness of
health care despite spending at a current level overall of around $2 trillion a
year or about double the amount per capita of the OECD countries that deliver
superior health care overall to their citizens as a national priority.
http://tinyurl.com/ymlgua

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At least 98 killed in occupied Iraq:

A total of 40 bodies were found, shot dead and most showing signs of torture
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PAR734314.htm

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Anger in Iraq's Najaf after U.S. kills Sadr aide:

Thousands of supporters of anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr marched
through the holy Iraqi city of Najaf in an angry funeral procession after a
senior Sadr aide was killed by a U.S. soldier on Wednesday.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2754298

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Roy Hattersley: What has long been a catastrophic tragedy is also now a horrific
farce:

The British occupation army's assault on its own police force in Basra confirms Iraq as a far greater disaster than Suez
http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329671150-103677,00.html

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Talabani awaits ruling on execution :

If presidential approval is not required, Saddam would lose his last legal means
of avoiding the death penalty.
http://tinyurl.com/yh6t69

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Saddam: Farewell letter urges Iraqis not to hate:

"I also call on you not to hate the people of the other countries that attacked
us," it said of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
http://tinyurl.com/yja6xw

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Saddam Hussein's Baath party threatens to retaliate if their leader is executed:

Saddam Hussein's Baath Party threatened Wednesday to retaliate if the ousted
Iraqi leader is executed, warning in an Internet posting it would target U.S.
interests anywhere.
http://tinyurl.com/yng42m

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Reverse Decision to Execute Saddam:

The Iraqi government should not implement the death sentence against Saddam
Hussein, which was imposed after a deeply flawed trial for crimes against
humanity, Human Rights Watch said today
http://tinyurl.com/yhp3wm

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In case you missed it:

Ministers were told of need for Gulf war ‘excuse’:

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in
an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of
making it legal.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1650822,00.html

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The real menace:

The public, seeing through the tissue of Bush administration lies told to
justify an invasion that never had anything to do with the terrorist attacks of
Sept. 11 or weapons of mass destruction, now has begun a national questioning:
Why are we still in Iraq?
http://tinyurl.com/ydpryy

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Another 3500 US troops to Middle East:

THE Pentagon said today it would send about 3500 troops to Kuwait as a standby
force for Iraq or elsewhere in the region
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,20981307-5005361,00.html

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War pimp alert:

U.S. says evidence links Iran military to plots in Iraq:

The U.S. military said it had credible evidence linking Iranians and their Iraqi
associates, detained here in raids last week, to criminal activities, including
attacks against U.S. forces
http://tinyurl.com/yctl5x

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The gathering Gulf storm:

One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the renewed US
campaign about the Iran nuclear issue camouflages a struggle for the domination
of the Gulf and the Middle East region that set the tempo of the Cold War in the
last century and will significantly determine the contours of the world order
struggling to be born.
http://tinyurl.com/yadjyo

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Iran summons UK ambassador over Blair remarks :

Iran summoned Britain's ambassador in Tehran to its foreign ministry to hear its
"strong objections" to British Prime Minister Tony Blair's claim that the
Islamic republic poses a threat to the region.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061226/wl_mideast_afp/iranpoliticsbritain

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Iran's parliament votes to revise ties with the U.N. nuclear agency :

The bill passed by Iran's parliament said the government was ''obliged to
accelerate the country's peaceful nuclear program and revise its cooperation
with the International Atomic Energy Agency based on national interests.''
http://tinyurl.com/yhydlf

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Iran's oil revenue running dry, analysis shows:

Iran is suffering a staggering decline in revenue from its oil exports, and if
the trend continues income could virtually disappear by 2015, according to an
analysis published Monday in a journal of the National Academy of Sciences.
http://tinyurl.com/yckh8a

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Iran's nuclear drive linked to looming oil crisis: US study:

"The regime's dependence on export revenue suggests that it could need nuclear
power as badly as it claims," Stern wrote.
http://www.spacewar.com/2006/061226030031.kd1802go.html

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Building a Vichy Army for Palestine :

Badr Brigade Not Ready to Reinforce Abbas:

Israel has already agreed in principle to allow the unit to enter Gaza to
reinforce pro-Abbas forces there. However, senior political and security sources say the
Badr Brigade is not yet ready to operate.
http://tinyurl.com/ym7rzp

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EU reminds Israel West Bank settlement "illegal":

The European Union Wednesday strongly criticised Israel's approval of a new
settlement in the occupied West Bank for the first time in more than 10 years,
describing it as illegal under international law.
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/YSAR-6WVQFQ?OpenDocument

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Finland condemns Israel's new "settlement" construction in occupied West Bank :

Such unilateral actions are illegal under international law and threaten to
render the two-state solution physically impossible to implement, the statement
said.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-12/28/content_5540098.htm

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Israel "Settlement" Breaks Promise to U.S. :

Israel has approved a new settlement in the West Bank to house former Jewish
settlers from the Gaza Strip, officials said Tuesday, breaking a promise to the
U.S. to halt home construction in the Palestinian territories.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6304475,00.html

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State Department challenges Israel:

Israel's plan to construct a new settlement on the West Bank drew rare criticism
Wednesday from the Bush administration.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061227/ap_on_go_ot/us_israel

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U.S. Judge Dismisses Suit Against Israeli General :

In a December 14 decision, Judge Paul Friedman argued that the retired Israeli
general is immune from any legal measures in the United States since his actions
were carried out as part of his official capacity in the Israeli military.
http://www.forward.com/articles/us-judge-dismisses-suit-against-israeli-general-
1/

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'Corrie' canceled in Canada:

Play has potential to offend Jewish community
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117956295.html?categoryid=19&cs=1

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Afghan civilian killed by NATO occupation soldiers:

The Afghan was at least the eighth civilian to be killed since November 15 by gunfire from Nato soldiers on public roads.
http://tinyurl.com/yl3tug

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Taliban confirm top commander killed:

A Taliban commander confirmed on Wednesday that the rebels' military chief in
southern Afghanistan had been killed in a U.S. airstrike on December 19
http://tinyurl.com/yztvnu

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Afghanistan may destabilise Pakistan, India - Armitage:

Failure to restore peace to Afghanistan may jeopardise stability in neighbouring
Pakistan and have a knock-on effect on India, former U.S. deputy secretary of
state Richard Armitage said on Monday.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=SIN284489

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U.N. voices concern over Pakistan plan to mine part of border with Afghanistan :

A top U.N. human rights officer said Wednesday that Pakistan's plan to mine
parts of its border with Afghanistan would only add to civilian casualties in a
region already littered with unexploded ordnance
http://tinyurl.com/ygzf2g

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Pakistan's Afghan border fence plan "impractical":

A Pakistani plan to build a fence and lay landmines on parts of its Afghan
border is impractical and will not stop an intensifying Taliban insurgency in
Afghanistan, analysts said on Wednesday.
http://tinyurl.com/yma3q6

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Afghan heroin supply on rise across America:

The amount of high-quality heroin throughout America is surging because of an
increasing supply from Afghanistan, and with it the fear that record-breaking
poppy harvests after the U.S. invasion are fueling more addictions and overdose
deaths back home.
http://tinyurl.com/y9napx

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Fighting re-erupts in eastern Congo; 19 killed:

Fighting broke out in eastern Congo today between government troops and forces
loyal to a dissident general, killing at least 19 people, a U.N. official said.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/4428941.html

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Ethiopian forces advance on Mogadishu:

Ethiopian forces pushed to within 18 miles of the Islamist stronghold of
Mogadishu today, as international criticism of their incursion into Somalia mounted.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1979036,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=
1

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African Union orders Ethiopia out :

The African Union has demanded that all foreign players, including Ethiopia,
immediately withdraw their forces from Somalia.
http://tinyurl.com/yzwmwr

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US Defends Ethiopian Action in Somalia:

"Ethiopia has genuine security concerns with regard to developments in Somalia
and has provided support at the request of the legitimate governing authority,
the Transitional Federal institutions."
http://voanews.com/english/2006-12-26-voa36.cfm

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Absence of US diplomacy blamed for Somalia 'flare-up":

US support for Ethiopia's incursion into Somalia highlights another failure by
Washington to use diplomacy rather than military might in dealing with Islamist
threats to its moderate allies, analysts say.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061227/pl_afp/somaliaunrestethiopia

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Australia: Billions lost in Defence black hole:

DAYS after the Defence Department launched an inquiry into fears that criminals have gained
access to army shoulder-fired rocket launchers, the Auditor-General has found it
cannot adequately account for inventory and "repairable items" worth $3.9
billion.
http://tinyurl.com/ydu8gx

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Courts Side With NSA On Wiretaps:

In at least 17 criminal cases, federal district judges - have ruled against
requests to force the government to tell defendants, most accused of
terrorism-related crimes, whether the NSA eavesdropped on them without a court
warrant.
http://www.nysun.com/article/45686

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The GOP's $3 Billion Propaganda Organ:

The American Right achieved its political dominance in Washington over the past
quarter century with the help of more than $3 billion spent by Korean cult
leader Sun Myung Moon on a daily propaganda organ, the Washington Times,
according to a 21-year veteran of the newspaper.
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/122706.html

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Carolyn Baker: The Good Shepherd": When Patriotism Murders Humanity:

I heard one reviewer describe the film as an attempt to “take on” the CIA, yet I
came away on the one hand in awe of its psychological depiction of Edward
Wilson, but also aware of the film’s paucity of information regarding the
agency’s sordid machinations before, during, and after the Cold War.
http://tinyurl.com/yzclxg

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Castro 'does not have cancer' :

A Spanish surgeon who has examined Fidel Castro has said that the Cuban leader
does not have cancer.
http://tinyurl.com/ydoetj

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U.S. doctors are being trained in Cuba:

Many aspiring doctors are leaving the United States to receive free medical
training in Cuba.
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/16325116.htm

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Seething Cuba slams Costa Rica’s Arias as pawn of US:

Cuba was outraged in particular when in recent statements Arias ‘disrespectfully
and unethically compared Fidel (Castro) with the late Chilean dictator Augusto
Pinochet,’ the statement added.
http://tinyurl.com/yz8wlk

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U.S. seizes funds purchased for ex-Nicaraguan President Aleman:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials seized $700,000 worth of
Certificates of Deposit purchased on behalf of former Nicaraguan President
Arnoldo Aleman with money stolen from the Central American country's government,
officials said Wednesday.
http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/16329961.htm

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Chavez targets Venezuela homeless woes :

President Hugo Chavez has pledged to do away with homelessness in Venezuela
through an aggressive outreach program that is offering street people communal
housing, drug treatment and a modest stipend.
http://www.dominicantoday.com/app/article.aspx?id=20893

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Yes, oil from Venezuela:

THERE'S BEEN a lot of controversy lately over whether Citizens Energy Corp.
should distribute -- and the poor should accept -- discount heating oil from
Venezuela while that country is under the leadership of President Hugo Chávez.
http://tinyurl.com/yjkeht

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Richest 2 percent own more than half the world:

Two percent of adults command more than half of the world's wealth, while the
bottom 50 percent possesses just 1 percent, according to a U.N. development
institute study
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1806182006

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Climate change at crisis level:

The United States produces about one-fourth of the world's carbon dioxide
emissions, yet we're the only major nation that officially denies there's a
problem. This is the year for all of us -- government, business, individuals --
to aggressively attack global warming.
http://tinyurl.com/yknu4m

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Latest Katrina Disaster: Waste Estimate Doubles to $2 Billion:

Turns out the Bush Administration´s handling of Katrina was even worse than we
thought, which is saying something.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2006/12/3171_latest_katrina.html

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Dollar Declines on Speculation U.S. Consumer Confidence Dropped :

The dollar had its biggest drop this month against the yen on speculation waning
consumer confidence in the U.S. will increase the likelihood for a cut in interest rates by the
Federal Reserve in the first quarter.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=an4JRF0g4CK8&refer=europe

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U.S. Recession Ahead, Researcher Forecasts:

The United States will slide into a "systemic recession" influenced by high
consumer debt and low incomes in 2007, a leading trends researcher predicted.
http://tinyurl.com/ycpa7d

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Homeowners' losses are others' gains :

Profits from defaulted loans are soaring as lawyers, listing agents, property
managers, investors and auctioneers get a piece of the pie.
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_4900525

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World's `Worst' Visa System Scares Business Away From the U.S. :

For growing numbers of international business travelers, visa and customs
regulations are making trips to the U.S. a thing of the past.
http://tinyurl.com/ylvy3b

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Peace & Joy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: HANGING SADDAM Reply with quote

Tom Feeley - Email

"Herein lies a riddle: How can a people so gifted by God become so seduced by
naked power, so greedy for money, so addicted to violence, so slavish before
mediocre and treacherous leadership, so paranoid, deluded, lunatic?" : Philip
Berrigan - Source: Hell, Healing and Resistance Veterans Speak

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Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is
dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find
criticism subversive: Henry Steele Commager - (1902-1998) Historian and author

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Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder.... the working
class who fight all the battles, the working class who make the supreme
sacrifices, the working class who freely shed their blood and furnish their
corpses, have never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. It
is the ruling class that invariably does both. They alone declare war and they
alone make peace....They are continually talking about their patriotic duty. It
is not their but your patriotic duty that they are concerned about. There is a decided difference.
Their patriotic duty never takes them to the firing line or chucks them into the
trenches. Eugene V. Debs

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War Is A Racket : I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am
sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original
thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended
animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher- ups. This is typical with
everyone in the military service: Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.
http://tinyurl.com/9vl8d

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? More Than 655,000
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's
War 2989
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$353,769,746,058

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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The Disrespect for Truth has Brought a New Dark Age

By Paul Craig Roberts

At the beginning of the scientific era, men had the hope that the ability to
discover truth would free mankind from superstition, dogma, and the service of
power. The belief in truth was powerful. Truth would deliver justice and bring
an end to status-based privileges and the falsehoods propagated by privilege.
The faith in truth was short-lived. Today propaganda is everywhere in the
ascendency.
http://tinyurl.com/sfr5p

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Hanging Saddam

By Mike Whitney

The execution of Saddam Hussein is another grim chapter in the catalogue of war
crimes perpetrated against the Iraqi people. It is a gratuitous act of barbarism
devoid of justice.
http://tinyurl.com/yym2aw

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The Criminality of the State

By Albert Jay Nock

"The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is
completely unhistorical." No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all
predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of
self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its
own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope
of its own activity.
http://tinyurl.com/umpcb

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War Is A Racket

Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

Audio Documentary

He joined the Marine Corps when the Spanish American War broke out, earned the
Brevette Medal during the Boxer Rebellion in China, saw action in Central
America, and in France during World War I was promoted to Major General. Smedley
Butler served his country for 34 years, yet he spoke against American armed
intervention into the affairs of sovereign nations.
http://tinyurl.com/9vl8d

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At least 17 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:

A suicide bomber killed 10 people and wounded 11 near a Shi'ite mosque in the
town of Khalis, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L29787420.htm

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U.S. occupation Forces Kill 6 During Raids in Iraq :

U.S. troops killed six people and destroyed a weapons cache Friday in separate
raids in Baghdad and northwest of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. military said.
http://tinyurl.com/vsw8y

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Four Iraqi soldiers killed, injured in attack southwest of Kirkuk : -

Four Iraqi soldiers were killed on Friday and another was injured in an attack
by unknown armed men southwest of Kirkuk northern Iraq, an Iraqi military source
said.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=938471

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U.S. weighs sending 17,000 to 20,000 more troops to Iraq :

The Bush administration is considering an increase in troop levels in Iraq of
17,000 to 20,000, which would be accomplished in part by delaying the departure
of two Marine regiments now deployed in Anbar Province, Pentagon officials said.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/12/29/news/policy.php

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Riverbend: Iraqi Girl Blog: You know your country is in trouble when: :

An 8-year war and 13-year blockade are looking like the country's 'Golden
Years'.
http://tinyurl.com/ylxwfv

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Iraq poll: U.S. troops departure is asset:

About 90 percent of Iraqis feel the situation in the country was better before
the U.S.-led invasion than it is today, according to a new ICRSS poll
http://tinyurl.com/tmyyf

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World laughing at US: Mahathir:

"The whole world is laughing at America, at the stupidity of the decisions they
made and at the refusal to recognise the situation." He described US President
George W.Bush as being in "total self-denial".
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20989417-2703,00.html

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Saddam to be hanged before noon Saturday :

Iraqi" former president" Saddam Hussein could be hanged before noon Saturday,
Iraqi state television reported on Friday night.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-12/30/content_5548322.htm

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Confusion surrounds Saddam fate :

US officials have handed over Saddam Hussein to Iraqi authorities for execution, his chief lawyer
has said, but conflicting accounts swirled over whether the deposed president
would be hanged within hours.
http://tinyurl.com/y3h5bv

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Saddam still in our custody, says US:

IRAQ'S "former president" Saddam Hussein, who is sentenced to hang soon, still
is in US custody and has not been handed over to Iraqi authorities, a State
Department spokesman said today.
http://tinyurl.com/y8cl6k

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Lawyers Work to Stop Saddam's Execution:

Lawyers for Saddam Hussein asked a U.S. judge to block his transfer to the
custody of Iraqi officials poised to carry out his execution.
http://tinyurl.com/y26dyd

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Saddam's Hanging Verdict Is Illegal And Unjust:

Are we now going to compound our illegal preemptive attack and occupation of
Iraq, where we set up and implemented a U.S. controlled coalition government,
where we stage managed a flawed election and judicial system and where we now
have condoned the hanging of this sovereign country's leader after a mock U.S. managed monkey trial ?
http://blogs.salon.com/0002255/2006/12/28.html

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Who will hang for this crime? :

Paying The Price: Killing The Children Of Iraq: A documentary film by John
Pilger:

Sanctions enforced by the UN on Iraq since the Gulf War have killed more people
than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, including over half a
million children - many of whom weren't even born when the Gulf War began.
http://tinyurl.com/stgha

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Who will hang for this crime? :

The Secret Behind the Sanctions;

How the U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's Water Supply
http://www.commondreams.org/views01/0808-07.htm

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Ritter Reflects On "Iraq Pretext":

The US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, had "nothing to do with those elusive
weapons of mass destruction, as claimed by President Bush and his coalition of
the willing ... It was all about regime change, no matter the cost".
http://tinyurl.com/y7cqvn

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Poll: Bad guy of 2006: President George W. Bush:

Bush won the villain sweepstakes by a landslide, with one in four respondents
putting him at the top of that bad-guy list. When people were asked to name the
candidate for villain that first came to mind, Bush far outdistanced even Osama
bin Laden
http://www.nbc30.com/news/10623325/detail.html

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Released diplomats handed over to Iranian officials in Baghdad:

The two were arrested in the Iraqi capital in a clear example of violating
international norms and regulations and regardless of their political immunity.
http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-22/0612294404124935.htm

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US slams Teheran's moves :

A White House spokesman, Scott Stanzel, urged the Islamic Republic to
"immediately" conform to the demands of the UN Security Council to suspend its
enrichment of uranium, a practice the US fears is a cover for developing nuclear
weapons.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200612/29/eng20061229_336792.html

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Dilip Hiro: 2007: Tehran on the rise:

It's going to be a make-or-break year for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/dilip_hiro/2006/12/2007_iran.html

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Book: Israel, Lobby Pushing Iran War :

Ritter writes, “in exploiting the ignorance of the American people about nuclear
technology and nuclear weapons so as to engender enough fear that the American
public has more or less been pre-programmed to accept the notion of the need to
militarily confront a nuclear armed Iran.”
http://www.forward.com/articles/book-israel-lobby-pushing-iran-war/

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PM urges Australia to go nuclear :

He said on Friday: "It is foolish and backward-looking and old fashioned of
people to say, 'Well, we will always oppose the use of nuclear power'."
http://tinyurl.com/y9cfeh

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10 "Taliban" killed in clash :

NATO forces called in a helicopter to attack the Taliban, Ayub said, adding that
after the clash ended, the bodies of more than 10 "Taliban" were recovered.
http://paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?164596

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Taliban will never accept defeat, says Mullah Omar:

Fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar called on Friday on his fighters to
avoid harming civilians in Afghanistan in an anti-government insurgency he said
would never accept defeat.
http://tinyurl.com/vykhv

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US forces ‘captured and freed Taliban leader’ :

"He should never have been given a second chance to resume his insurgent
activities. It would have saved many coalition lives if he had still been in
custody," he said.
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/77668.html

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NYT Reporter: I Was Assaulted by Pakistani Agents:

New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall tells ABC News she was assaulted by
plain-clothed government security agents while reporting in Quetta, a Pakistani
city near the Afghan frontier where NATO suspects the Taliban hides its shadow
government.
http://tinyurl.com/uky3e

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How I Was Kidnapped by the CIA:

Letter from Abu Omar al Masri Imprisoned in Egypt
http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=3&id=7483

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Killing of Palestinians triples :

From January to December 2006, the Israeli military killed 655 Palestinians in
the West Bank and Gaza, according to the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem - a
huge rise on last year.
http://tinyurl.com/y67h5w

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The temples of the occupation :

So far, of the dozens of checkpoints promised to be removed from the West Bank
in a "gesture" to Mahmoud Abbas, not a single checkpoint has been dismantled.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/806575.html

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Rice Told Lieberman: ´Choke Hamas´ :

American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Strategic Affairs Minister
Avigdor Lieberman in Washington this month that Israel must "choke off" Hamas,
the Hebrew newspaper Ma'ariv reported.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=118296

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The Evil of Collaboration :

There are two major contenders in the Middle East for eponymous recognition as
traitors: Lebanon's prime minister, Fouad Siniora, and Palestine's president, Mahmoud Abbas, are willing to sell out their
kinsfolk to Zionists and imperialists.
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Dec06/Petersen27.htm

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Israeli journalist reveals the secrets of the assassination of Arafat by Ariel
Sharon:

The recently deceased Israeli writer, Uri Dan, who was close to Ariel Sharon,
the former Israeli Prime Minister, published a book in France in which he
accused Sharon of assassinating the former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat
by poisoning him.
http://tinyurl.com/tv4v5

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Hundreds may have been killed in Somalia - Red Cross:

The Geneva-based organisation called the military escalation over the past 10
days "the heaviest fighting in a decade" in Somalia, which has suffered 15 years
of civil conflict and a series of natural disasters, including severe floods.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3346125,00.html

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This 'victory' could mean a return to anarchy:

Ethiopian troops, with Washington’s tacit approval, have routed the Islamists who seized power in Somalia last June. The official
Government forged by the international community in 2004 can take power. Good
news, surely?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2522027,00.html

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Second Dirty War witness missing :

A man who testified he was tortured by Argentina's military junta has become the
second witness in the "Dirty War" trials to go missing in recent months.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6216279.stm

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Affluent freeze out homeless:

A Toronto church's plan to feed and house 12 homeless people one night a week
during the worst of the winter has been put on hold after residents of a tony
Beach enclave threatened it with a legal injunction.
http://www.thestar.com/article/165736

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Giant ice island breaks off Arctic shelf:

An ice island the size of a small city is adrift in the Arctic after breaking
free from one of Canada's largest ice shelves, scientists said today.
http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1979937,00.html?gusrc=r
ss&feed=1

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Peace & Joy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: From Tom Feeley, USA Reply with quote

"All of us have heard this term 'preventive war' since the earliest days of
Hitler. I don't believe there is such a thing; and, frankly, I wouldn't even
listen to anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing: Dwight
Eisenhower - Source: Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, Bush and America's
Willing Executioners would be Guilty at Nuremberg, The Free Press (Columbus,
Ohio), 3/2/03

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A people living under the perpetual menace of war and invasion is very easy to
govern. It demands no social reforms. It does not haggle over expenditures for
armaments and military equipment. It pays without discussion, it ruins itself,
and that is an excellent thing for the syndicates of financiers and
manufacturers for whom patriotic terrors are an abundant source of gain: Anatole
France, pseudonym for Jacques Anatole Thibault (1844-1924)

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"The misapprehension springs from the fact that the learned jurists, deceiving
themselves as well as others, depict in their books an ideal of government --
not as it really is, an assembly of men who oppress their fellow-citizens, but in accordance
with the scientific postulate, as a body of men who act as the representatives
of the rest of the nation.

They have gone on repeating this to others so long that they have ended by
believing it themselves, and they really seem to think that justice is one of
the duties of governments.

History, however, shows us that governments, as seen from the reign of Caesar to
those of the two Napoleons and Prince Bismarck, are in their very essence a
violation of justice; a man or a body of men having at command an army of
trained soldiers, deluded creatures who are ready for any violence, and through
whose agency they govern the State, will have no keen sense of the obligation of
justice. Therefore governments will never consent to diminish the number of
those well-trained and submissive servants, who constitute their power and
influence."

Leo Tolstoy -- Source: Writings on Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence (Signet
Books, 1968), pp. 238-239.

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? More Than 655,000
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's
War 2989
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$354,340,793,410

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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A dictator created then destroyed by America

By Robert Fisk

In the aftermath of the international crimes against humanity of 2001 we have
tortured, we have murdered, we have brutalised and killed the innocent - we have
even added our shame at Abu Ghraib to Saddam's shame at Abu Ghraib - and yet we
are supposed to forget these terrible crimes as we applaud the swinging corpse
of the dictator we created.
http://tinyurl.com/yf53xc

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The Black Bull died today

By Mirza Yawar Baig

Are we, the people of the world saying that it is the right of America or anyone with the power to do so, to take by force what they
want from whoever they want? Are we, the people of the world, saying that it is
the right of the rapist to rape? Are we, the people of the world, saying that it
is the right of the bandit or the highway robber to hold you up and take from
you what he wishes by force? Because in my opinion, by remaining silent, that is
exactly what we will be saying. You decide what you want to do. I have already
made my decision..
http://tinyurl.com/ygfsau

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And the Empire Mourned…

By Jason Miller

In the wake of the United States’ recent facilitation of Saddam Hussein’s
hanging, we in the self-proclaimed “bastion of human rights” are in the midst of
six days of mourning for a man would have swung from the gallows long ago had he
been judged by the same standards as Saddam. http://tinyurl.com/yfmdnq

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Federal Bureau of Intimidation

By Howard Zinn

They don’t like social movements. They work for the establishment and the corporations and the politicos to keep things as they are. And they want to frighten
and chill the people who are trying to change things. So the best defense
against them and resistance against them is simply to keep on fighting back, to
keep on exposing them.
http://tinyurl.com/ycbwue

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77 killed as carnage grips occupied Iraq :

Carnage has gripped Iraq after Saddam Hussein has been executed when 77 people
died in bomb attacks and December became the deadliest month for American forces
in more than two years.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/249950/1/.html

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Video Shows Saddam at the gallows :

Dec. 30 - Iraqi state television and Al Arabiya television have shown footage of
former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein being led to the gallows and a noose being
placed around his neck.
http://tinyurl.com/y55uha

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Video - Saddam's body displayed on TV :

Dec. 30 - Biladi, a Shi'ite-run channel in Iraq has showed Saddam Hussein's body
lying with his neck twisted and with what appeared to be blood or a bruise on his left cheek.
http://tinyurl.com/y3s56p

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3 Minute Video: Ramsey Clark reacts to the execution of Saddam Hussein:

"A tragic assault on truth and justice"
http://tinyurl.com/y369yg

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Juan Cole: Saddam: The death of a dictator:

Through the bumbling of the U.S.-backed regime, justice becomes revenge, and a
despot becomes a martyr.
http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2006/12/30/saddam/print.html

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Saddam: The questions that will live on :

"It takes remarkable obedience to authority to believe that the US would have
'liberated' Iraq - or taken revenge - if its main exports were lettuce and
pickles, and the major petroleum resources were in the South Pacific."
http://tinyurl.com/y5rqmj

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Arab haj pilgrims outraged at Saddam execution:

The death could harden hatred for Shi'ite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, a bastion of
Sunni Islam whose Islamic orthodoxy -- known as Wahhabism -- regards Shi'ites as
virtual heretics.
http://tinyurl.com/vyma4

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Hanging Saddam ‘barbaric’ says top EU official :

Hanging former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was 'barbaric' and may turn him
into a martyr, the European Union's aid and development Commissioner said.
http://tinyurl.com/tntwj

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Arabiya says Saddam half-brother, ex-judge executed:

Arabic satellite channel Arabiya said Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barzan
al-Tikriti and former judge Awad al-Bander were also executed by hanging on
Saturday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L3077992.htm

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Libya declares national mourning for Saddam:

LIBYA declared three days of national mourning today after the execution of
Iraqi ex-president Saddam Hussein who had been a "prisoner of war," official
media said.
http://tinyurl.com/y3jya2

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Tariq Ali: Saddam at the End of a Rope:

What's Good for Saddam May Be Good for Mubarak or the Saudi Royals
http://www.counterpunch.org/tariq12302006.html

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Robert Fisk: Review of the year: The Middle East :

Pray for little countries that believe in empty promises of a superpower
http://tinyurl.com/y7t9bb

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Explosions kill two British soldiers in Afghanistan:

A BRITISH soldier has died after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in
southern Iraq.
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1927902006

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Lack of Afghan war crime trials shows 'double standard':

An Afghan official said Saturday that Saddam Hussein's trial and execution show
a double standard in the international community, as no one in Afghanistan has
been prosecuted for atrocities from the country's 25 years of war.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/30/asia/AS_GEN_Afghan_Saddam.php

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700 Pakistanis missing since start of war on terror :

A fresh Amnesty International report reveals that several out of hundreds of
detainees have been sold to the US by the Pakistani government. Family members
and eyewitnesses to many of these disappearances or illegal detentions or
abductions
http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?164402

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Ethiopian occupation force tanks roll to crush Islamist call to arms:

Ethiopian tanks rumbled south from Mogadishu to attack Somali Islamists on
Saturday after the religious movement's leaders called on fighters and residents
in the port city of Kismayu to drive out the foreign "occupiers".
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L30653734.htm

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Children being forced to fight in Somalia -- UNHCR:

Children as young as 12 are being recruited to fight in the conflict between
Somali government forces and rival Islamists, the United Nations refugee agency
said on Saturday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L30858859.htm

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Israel: What to do with Iran?:

We must coordinate independent strike with US, prepare for Iranian response
http://tinyurl.com/yjjtgg

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U.S. Eyes Support for Abbas' Forces:

The Bush administration is holding talks with Congress about providing training
and other support to security forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority.
http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/ap/2006/12/29/ap3288550.html

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Slime Throwing as "Debate": The Dershowitz Treatment:

Jimmy Carter's book plainly threatens to ignite a serious mainstream discussion
of the Israel-Palestine conflict. To avert such a disaster he just as plainly
must be reduced to ridicule and the debate turned into a circus. Enter Alan
Dershowitz.
http://www.counterpunch.org/finkelstein12292006.html

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12/29/06

Saddam Hussein hanged, says Al Hurra TV station:

U.S.-backed Iraqi television station Al Hurra said Saddam Hussein had been
executed by hanging shortly before 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday.
http://tinyurl.com/ykgdlt

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Saddam 'calm' as he met his death:

"It was very quick. He died right away," one of the official Iraqi witnesses
said.
http://tinyurl.com/ymyfn6

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'He Was Carrying A Koran':

"Before the rope was put around his neck, Saddam shouted: 'God is great. The
nation will be victorious and Palestine is Arab'."
http://tinyurl.com/yh5wsh


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"True compassion, is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that
an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the
weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these: George
Washington Carver:


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To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one's own, is ever the
beginning of one's real ethical development: Felix Adler:

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...when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying
with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility
and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep,
clear, limitless compassion for all beings: Sogyal Rinpoche

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Read this newsletter online http://tinyurl.com/dy6yy

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? More Than 655,000
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's
War 3,000
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$354,624,841,814

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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He takes his secrets to the grave. Our complicity dies with him

By Robert Fisk

How the West armed Saddam, fed him intelligence on his 'enemies', equipped him
for atrocities - and then made sure he wouldn't squeal.
http://tinyurl.com/yzvpg9

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Unofficial Video Of Saddam Hanging

Officials taunted Saddam on the gallows

After he falls through the trap, abruptly cut off in his recitation of the
Muslim profession of faith, someone in the room cries "The tyrant has fallen!"
and the film shows the 69-year-old former strongman swinging on the rope, his
eyes open and his neck twisted at a 90-degree angle to his right.

3 Minute Video

WARNING

Some viewers may find the video disturbing. It should only be watched by a mature audience.
http://tinyurl.com/ylka4c

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Hold these grotesque executioners to account

By Iain Macwhirter

The execution of Saddam may have brought "closure" to the White House, but it
left a bitter taste in the mouths of the rest of us. He was executed under the
auspices of an Anglo-American occupation that has brought little but death and
destruction to Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/yesr5p

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Selective Justice And The Execution Of Saddam Hussein

By Gregory Elich

It is impossible to avoid concluding that the trial of Saddam Hussein was little
more than a case of selective justice, meant to provide post-justification for
an invasion that was itself a grave violation of international law.
http://tinyurl.com/yj9nzu

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The Executioner's Face is Always Well Hidden

By Jerry Ghinelli

The government of France announced early today that former US President George
Walker Bush was executed for crimes against humanity, after all his legal
appeals had been thoroughly exhausted.
http://tinyurl.com/yzs44d

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At least 14 killed as U.S. occupation continues:

A total of 12 bodies were found shot dead and most showing signs of torture on
Saturday in different districts of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L31853943.htm

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Rupert Cornwell : How Washington and London helped to create the monster they
went to war to destroy:

The dealings between the US and Saddam's Iraq over the quarter of a century
before 2003 are a story of deceit, miscalculation and strategic blunders by both
sides. And they began, as they would end, in the shadow of a common enemy: Iran.
http://tinyurl.com/yf33th

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Pledging revenge, hundreds flock to Saddam's tomb:

In an outpouring of grief and anger from Saddam's fellow Sunni Arabs at the
Shi'ite-led government that rushed through the execution, mourners knelt and
prayed by the tomb in Awja over which the Iraqi flag had been draped.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L31887490.htm

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'He is already history':

In this remarkable dispatch, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, one of the few journalists who
can still move freely about Baghdad, watches the execution with Sunni insurgents
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1980557,00.html

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Death of One Tyrant a Coverup of Crime by Another:

Once again the barbarians have succeeded in professing human dignity while
ignoring human life's sanctity. My thoughts are filled with disgust as the so
called civilized world revels in the hanging of Saddam Hussein yesterday.
http://tinyurl.com/ydpbzw

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Victor's justice :

The deliberate taking of a human life is a crime. It cannot be right, therefore,
to punish a crime by committing another. Ultimately, nothing can resist the
force of that argument and eventually the death penalty will be outlawed all
over the world. But not, yet, in Iraq, or in most southern states of the US.
http://tinyurl.com/ymk4c9

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In Search of a Criminal:

Donald Rumsfeld's Name Tops the List of Accused of War Crimes
http://www.law.com/jsp/dc/PubArticleDC.jsp?id=1166522799501

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Afghans protest killings of civilians by US-led troops :

A protest was held in the eastern Afghanistan on Sunday over the alleged killing
of two civilians and arrest of three by US-led troops.
http://www.gulfnews.com/world/Afghanistan/10093363.html

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US will be defeated in Afghanistan: :

A former senior CIA operative who tracked Osama Bin Laden for 10 long years
foresees "an apparent American defeat in Afghanistan".
http://tinyurl.com/yad3jm

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The case for Iran:

Alarmist assessments of Iran's nuclear program lack a key component: evidence.
http://tinyurl.com/ymt88w

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Stephen Lendman : Ariel Sharon Accused of Assassinating Yasser Arafat :

To those knowledgeable about Israel's history since it became a state in 1948
and earlier, this revelation, if true, should come as no surprise.
http://tinyurl.com/yegyu6

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Artillery rains down on Somali Islamist bastion:

"Somali government forces" and Ethiopian allies rained down mortars and rockets
on Islamist fighters dug in near a southern port town on Sunday to start a
battle that could be the last stand for the Islamists.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L31498182.htm

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U.S. trainers prepare Ethiopians to fight :

As soldiers of Ethiopia’s Christian government continued to rout Islamist
militiamen in southern Somalia this week, 2nd Cpl. Wonderfraw Niguse celebrated
his own victory on the parched scrublands of eastern Ethiopia hundreds of
kilometers to the north.
http://stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=42481

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Morales says Cuban doctors top U.S. medical aid:

In a Friday interview with Bolivian radio network Fides, Morales said the
assistance of Cuban leader Fidel Castro -- who has sent Bolivia some 1,700
doctors and paramedics this year alone, setting up free hospitals and eye
clinics throughout Bolivia -- outshines the United States' own medical aid.
http://tinyurl.com/yhqfnz

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Living in America’s Fringe Economy:

Millions of Americans live on the margins of the American economy, depending on
the likes of payday lenders and pawnshops, who charge excessive interest rates
and superhigh fees for their services
http://alternet.org/workplace/45813

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U.S. tumbles to #5:

For the second year running, we’re not naming the U.S. as the best place in the
world to live. In our 2007 Quality of Life Index, the U.S. again fails to claim
top honors.
http://www.internationalliving.com/expat_matters/free/12-31-06-quality-of-life.h
tml


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Another nation is made out to be utterly depraved and fiendish, while one's own
nation stands for everything that is good and noble. Every action of the enemy
is judged by one standard - every action of oneself by another. Even good deeds
by the enemy are considered a sign of particular devilishness, meant to deceive
us and the world, while our bad deeds are necessary and justified by our noble
goals, which they serve.: Eric Fromm

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In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed.:
Eduardo Galeano

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"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the
oppressor.": Bishop Desmond Tutu -(1931- ) Nobel Prize for Peace 1984

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"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the
betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.":
Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924- 1998)

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America's Rape Of Iraq 3,002
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$354,840,637,343

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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A Lynching...

By Riverbend

A lynching shall go down in history as America's biggest accomplishment in Iraq.
So who's next? Who hangs for the hundreds of thousands

who've died as a direct result of this war and occupation? Bush? Blair? Maliki?
Jaffari? Allawi? Chalabi?
http://tinyurl.com/y5b8l6

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The Barbaric Lynching of President Saddam Hussein

By Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

On the Holy day of Eid, the world watched in horror at the barbaric lynching of
President Saddam Hussein of Iraq, allegedly for crimes against

humanity. This public murder was sanctioned by the War Criminals, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair.
http://tinyurl.com/y8ecnq

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Conveniently Forgotten

By Tariq Ali

It was symbolic that 2006 ended with a colonial hanging - most of it shown on
state television in occupied Iraq. It has been that sort of year in the

Arab world. The trial was so blatantly rigged that even Human Rights Watch had
to condemn it as a travesty.
http://tinyurl.com/y284zj

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The Conscience Of The Conqueror.

The western anti war movement - the left boot of imperialism?

By Kola Odetola

The silence of the western antiwar movement on the lynching of Saddam Hussein is
deafening and is increasingly beginning to prove what a lot

of discerning people have suspected all along – that the mainstream anti-war
movement (including large parts of its left wing) in the west is the

well concealed left boot of western imperialism, the conscience of the
conqueror.
http://tinyurl.com/u9xcy

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Rings of War

By Charley Reese

The soldiers can't declare peace. The people of Iraq can't declare peace. Only the
American politicians can end this war, and they can't end it by

sending more Americans to the killing fields. That ploy didn't work in Vietnam,
and it won't work in Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/y3trvp

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The US-Saudi-Wahabi Nexus !

By K Gajendra Singh

The break up of US-Saud-Wahab nexus will release the Muslim masses kept chained
to backward ideas and usher in modern education,

science , new ideas and progress to face the West.
http://tinyurl.com/w8lrs

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At least 50 killed as brutal U.S. occupation grinds on:

Police found 40 bodies in Baghdad in the past 24 hours, including 15 in one
place near the Sheikh Maa'rouf cemetery in western Baghdad, an interior ministry
source.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L01874645

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U.S. Troops Kill 6 in Raid in Iraq :

Police described the incident as an airstrike that killed four members of a
family and wounded a guard outside al-Khafaji's house. A man at the scene said a guard at al-Mutlaq's office was also
killed, but the police could not confirm his account.
http://bob.wjla.com/headlines/0107/384455.html

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Accounts Vary Over Deadly U.S. Military Raid In Baghdad :

In an interview with Reuters, Al-Mutlaq is quoted as saying a family of four was
killed in an adjacent building during the raid, including two children, as well
as two of his security guards.
http://tinyurl.com/y2bpuf

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Insurgents kill family of five:

"INSURGENTS" shot dead an Iraqi family of five - three children and their
parents - as they were driving home to

Baghdad from the restive northern city of Mosul, police said Monday.
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,21000489-5001028,00.html

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Fact or fiction?

US sought to delay Saddam execution-Iraqi source:

"The Americans wanted to delay the execution by 15 days because they weren't
keen on having him executed straight away," said the senior Iraqi official, who
was involved in the events leading to Saddam's death and spoke on condition of
anonymity.
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=MAC154835

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Former Saddam judge says execution violates Iraqi law :

The first chief judge who presided over Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes
against humanity has said that the late dictator's execution by the Iraqi
government was illegal.
http://tinyurl.com/w9bdj

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Saddam's illegal execution is part of US war plan:

When will the people stand trial who have used cluster bombs and white
phosphorous against

the Iraqi people; those who are guilty of the siege of Fallujah and Najjaf that
bombed and starved these cities' population to death; those who are

responsible for the anarchy and chaos the Iraqi people had to endure after the
"liberation"?
http://tinyurl.com/tkqpg

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Saddam tended birds and plants in jail, nurse says:

Master Sergeant Robert Ellis was under orders to prevent the former Iraqi
dictator from dying in US custody.
http://tinyurl.com/y5fjzq

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In case you missed it:

Did the U.S. Help Saddam Acquire Biological Weapons:

It is hard to believe that, during most of the 1980s, America knowingly
permitted the Iraq Atomic Energy Commission to import bacterial cultures that
might be used to build biological weapons. But it happened. [Congressional
Record: September 20, 2002 (Senate) ]
http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2002_cr/s092002.html

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In case you missed it:

Self-Described Economic Hit Man John Perkins:

“We Have Created the World’s First Truly Global Empire”: Most of the people in
the United States have no idea that we've created this empire and, in fact,
throughout the world it's been done very quietly, unlike old empires, where the
army marched in.
http://tinyurl.com/y6j25j

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Americans Want a Rapid Exit from Iraq but Elected Leaders Aren’t Even
Considering It:

Ending the occupation will reduce violence, immediately save more than $100
billion and respect the wishes of the American people. Why is Washington, DC ignoring the obvious?
http://baltimorechronicle.com/2006/122906ZEESE.html

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Send 500,000 impeachment letters to Pelosi by her first day as speaker Jan. 3:

Emails are nice, but letters and faxes make a physical pile that form a powerful
visual, and that should be Pelosi opening her door and being buried by letters.
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/12/351407.shtml

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Foreign occupation forces kill two civilians in Afghanistan: officials:

More than 200 people travelled in convoy to the capital of Nangahar province
Sunday with the bodies of the men killed hours earlier to demand authorities
confront the forces involved, provincial governor Gul Agha Sherzai said.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/250146/1/.html

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"Taliban bomb" in occupiedAfghanistan kills two policemen

A bomb suspected to be planted by the Taliban, has killed two policemen in
western Afghanistan.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s1820170.htm

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Mullah Omar issues Eid message :

"Afghans have always expelled their enemies by force and no enemy or aggressive
force has left Afghanistan at its own will... They have committed aggression and
we will drive them out."
http://tinyurl.com/wrj6w

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Media blind to Afghan civilian deaths :

This article examines several recent instances of NATO forces killing Afghan
civilians
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=49&ItemID=11746

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Australia has betrayed Hicks, says Fraser:

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser says he never thought he would see the time
Australia departed from providing justice to all citizens like it has with David
Hicks.
http://tinyurl.com/y4n2yl

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Somali premier offers amnesty :

Somalia's interim prime minister has offered an amnesty to Union of Islamic
Courts fighters. On Monday, Ali Mohamed Gedi, the Somali interim prime minister,
ordered all Somalis to hand over their weapons by Thursday.
http://tinyurl.com/yxvyqp

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US 'licence to snoop' on British air travellers:

Britons flying to America could have their credit card and email accounts
inspected by the United States authorities following a deal struck by Brussels
and Washington.
http://tinyurl.com/ylycp8

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World faces hottest year ever, as El Niño combines with global warming :

As the new year was ushered in with stormy conditions across the UK, the
forecast for the next 12 months is of extreme global weather patterns which
could bring drought to Indonesia and leave California under a deluge.
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2116873.ece

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Poll: Americans Predict Attacks in 2007 :

Another terrorist attack, a warmer planet, death and destruction from a natural
disaster. These are among Americans' grim predictions for the United States in
2007.
http://tinyurl.com/twwng

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America's Red Ink:

To put the figures in perspective, $50 trillion is $440,000 per American
household and is more than nine times as much as the median household income.
http://tinyurl.com/yjqm7p

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At the Capitol, VIP Roll Call Has Many No-Shows:

President Bush sent his regrets; he was cutting cedar and riding his bike on his
ranch in Texas. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his deputy, Richard
Durbin, couldn't make it, either; they were on a trip to visit Incan ruins.
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a pass, too -- as did nearly 500 of the
535 members of Congress.
http://tinyurl.com/sbskt

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Feeley's email:

Each of the Iraqi children killed by the United States was our child. Each of
the prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib was our comrade. Each of their screams was
ours. When they were humiliated, we were humiliated. The U.S. soldiers fighting
in Iraq - mostly volunteers in a poverty draft from small towns and poor urban
neighborhoods - are victims just as much as the Iraqis of the same horrendous
process, which asks them to die for a victory that will never be theirs:

Source: Arundhati Roy, "Tide? Or Ivory Snow? Public Power in the Age of Empire,"
http://www.democracynow.org/static/Arundhati_Trans.shtml

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"If a country develops an economic system that is based on how to pay for the
war, and if the amounts of fixed capital investment that are apparent are tied
up in armaments, and if that country is a major exporter of arms, and its
industrial fabric is dependent on them, then it would be in that country's
interests to ensure that it always had a market. It is not an exaggeration to
say that it is clearly in the interests of the world's leading arms exporters to make sure that there
is always a war going on somewhere.": Marilyn Waring - Source: Documentary
'Who's Counting', based on her book 'Counting for Nothing'.

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Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil but as a necessity, or even a
duty: Simone Weil

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Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as
his principle: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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===
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America's Rape Of Iraq 3,006
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$355,636,654,366

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

===

Another Thousand Lives

By Bob Herbert

If there were politicians here at home with some of the courage of the troops in the field, we could begin saving lives rather than
watching helplessly as the Bush White House continues to sacrifice them. Three
thousand and counting is enough.
http://tinyurl.com/y2bb7k

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Soldiers and Imperial Presidents

By Charles Sullivan

Military service is one of America’s sacred cows; it is something that is rarely
questioned and is surrounded by an invisible aura of nobility. No one,
especially those who serve, wants to think of their time in the military as
anything less than honorable and worthy of glorification.
http://tinyurl.com/yx5p5g

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Saddam’s Execution and the coming Campaign in Baghdad

By Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar

It is evident that United States will in the near future attack Al-Sadr forces
in Baghdad and will try to crush and disband his militia the Mahdi Army. This
attack will result in resignation of Al-Sadr’s supporters in the parliament,
creating a vacuum which can then be filled with the Sunnis.
http://tinyurl.com/y3yjhb

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In Padilla Wiretaps, Murky View of ‘Jihad’ Case

By DEBORAH SONTAG

Tens of thousands of conversations were recorded. Some 230 phone calls form the
core of the government’s case, including 21 that make reference to Mr. Padilla,
prosecutors said. But Mr. Padilla’s voice is heard on only seven calls. And on
those seven, which The Times obtained from a participant in the case, Mr.
Padilla does not discuss violent plots.
http://tinyurl.com/y3chjw

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Iraq: At least 24 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:

Two car bombs near a petrol station killed 13 people and wounded 22 in Baghdad's
western upscale Mansour district
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L04347809.htm

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Bush could send more 40,000 US troops to occupied Iraq:

News reports: increase of US forces in Iraq estimated to be between 9,000 and
40,000 extra troops.
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=19036

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Key Democrat might consider troop boost in Iraq

Michigan Democrat Sen. Carl Levin (news, bio, voting record) also predicted the Republican president would soon find a way to end the
"open-ended commitment" of U.S. troops to Iraq, even if Bush does propose a
short-term boost in forces.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070104/pl_nm/iraq_usa_troops_dc_3

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Iraq Vets Left in Physical and Mental Agony:

The number of injured has far outstripped the dead, with the Veterans
Administration reporting that more than 150,000 veterans of the Iraq war are
receiving disability benefits.
http://tinyurl.com/y4gx6p

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Poll: More troops unhappy with Bush’s course in Iraq :

For the first time, more troops disapprove of the president’s han dling of the
war than approve of it. Barely one-third of service members approve of the way
the president is handling the war, ac cording to the 2006 Military Times Poll.
http://www.militarycity.com/polls/2006_main.php

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Zbigniew Brzezinski,: US policy in the Middle East:

Brzezinski argues that America “must accept the fact that real leadership in
Iraq should be based on a coalition of the Shia clergy commanding the loyalty of Shia militias and of
the autonomous Kurds and that the sooner a date is set for US departure, the
sooner the authentic Iraqi leaders will be able to enlist Iraq’s neighbours in a
wider regional effort to promote a more stable Iraq.”
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/a2be2f0e-83c4-11db-9e95-0000779e2340.html

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Rattled America will find it can't spin itself out of this one:

GEORGE Bush will be hard put persuading three, four or five thousand American
soldiers, marines and reservists who have already been there to go back to Iraq
this year, to face 4 million Sunnis displeased by the Saddam hanging. Hard put
too to persuade Nuri al-Maliki to stay in office, and stay alive, till they get
there.
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/01/04/1167777215118.html

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'Tony Blair is a liar', says dead soldier's fiancee:

Rebecca Barnes, also a serving soldier in Iraq who recently shook hands with the
Prime Minister on a visit to British troops, broke ranks to speak out about Tony Blair's deceit after her fiancee, Sergeant Graham
Hesketh died in a roadside bomb.
http://tinyurl.com/t89cq

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A promising Iraqi province is now a tinderbox:

U.S. and Iraqi officials interviewed in recent days blamed the sharp downturn on
a combination of U.S. neglect and abuses by the Iraqi army. U.S. troops largely
disengaged from security here for weeks at a time, they say, handing the reins
to Iraqi forces who proved to be abusive and ineffective.
http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/fairenough/latimes703.html

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Patrick Cockburn : Saddam: From monster to martyr? :

How Bush and Blair's choices have led to disaster in Iraq, culminating in a
chaotic execution that is fuelling civil war
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2124262.ece

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Reports Saddam executed by militia:

An Iraqi official says the hanging was supposed to be carried out by hangmen
employed by the Interior Ministry, but that militias infiltrated the
executioners' team.
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/default.aspx?id=69125

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Moqtada al-Sadr may have been present at the execution of Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein:

"I saw al-Sadr wearing the black hoods inside the room – the eyewitness said –
and there was also Abdulaziz al-Hakim [leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic
Revolution in Iraq – SCIRI]. They were among the six men wearing hoods that one
can see in the images aired by the TV".
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m29511&s1=h1

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Kuwaiti in talks to buy Saddam's 'noose' :

The businessman is apparently ready to pay any amount of money for the noose.
According to sources, it is with Shiite leader Muqtada Al-Sadr and the
businessman's representatives are negotiating with him.
http://www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/kuwait/Viewdet.asp?ID=9485&cat=a

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Guards did not even allow Saddam to sleep :

Baghdad: In the middle of the night, hours after Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki
signed the death warrant on Friday evening, Saddam Hussain was moved from US custody at Camp Cropper, near Baghdad airport, and handed to the Iraqi
authorities.
http://tinyurl.com/v49go

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Saddam bid "courteous" adieu to U.S. captors:

Saddam Hussein thanked his American jailers as they sent him to his death on
Saturday but he lost some of his composure when they handed him over to the
Iraqis who would hang him, a U.S. general said on Wednesday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L03187486.htm

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Robert Scheer: Hussein -- terrorist or terrorized?:

SOMEONE has to say it: The hanging of Saddam Hussein was an act of barbarism
that makes a mockery of President Bush's claim it was "an important milestone on
Iraq's course to becoming a democracy."
http://tinyurl.com/y23jfc

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Hanging will haunt Bush: -

I am taken aback by the reaction in India to Saddam Hussein's hanging. The anger
cuts across religious and political divides.
http://www.thestar.com/article/167592

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In case you missed it:

Exclusive: Saddam key in early CIA plot:

While many have thought that Saddam first became involved with U.S. intelligence agencies
at the start of the September 1980 Iran-Iraq war, his first contacts with U.S.
officials date back to 1959, when he was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad
tasked with assassinating then Iraqi Prime Minister Gen. Abd al-Karim Qasim.
http://www.upi.com/archive/view.php?archive=1&StoryID=20030410-070214-6557r

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The "Demonization" of Muslims and the Battle for Oil:

Throughout history, " wars of religion" have served to obscure the economic and
strategic interests behind the conquest and invasion of foreign lands. "Wars of
religion" were invariably fought with a view to securing control over trading
routes and natural resources.
http://tinyurl.com/sb6dq

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Iraq postpones execution of Saddam aides:

A senior official from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said the execution was postponed "due to international
pressure."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070104/ts_afp/iraq_070104103702

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Twenty "insurgents" killed in occupied Afghanistan: officials :

Afghan and foreign troops killed 20 rebels, including two commanders, in
operations against militants in southern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday
http://www.thenews.com.pk/update_detail.asp?id=15544

===
Blast Claimed by "Taliban" Kills 5 :

A roadside bomb killed five Afghan security forces and wounded four as they
patrolled with NATO troops in occupied Afghanistan, an army chief said Thursday.
http://tinyurl.com/w36lm

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NATO: Too many Afghan civilians killed:

NATO said Wednesday that it killed too many Afghan civilians during fighting
last year against resurgent Taliban militants, but that the occupation forces
was working to change that in 2007.
http://tinyurl.com/y32gka

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Four dead, 20 wounded as Israeli occupation forces invade Ramallah:

At least four Palestinians have been killed in a major Israel army operation in
the West Bank city of Ramallah that wounded around 20 other people, medics said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070104/wl_mideast_afp/mideastconflict

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Abbas harshly condemns Israeli raid in Ramallah:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas harshly condemned Israel's deadly raid into
the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, saying it "proved that the Israeli
calls for peace and security are fake."
http://tinyurl.com/y49kzw

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MKs from Six Parties Protest Olmert-Mubarak Meeting :

Knesset Members from six parties, including two from the government's Kadima
party, have asked Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to call off his meeting with
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, which is to take place Thursday evening in
Sharm el-Sheikh. They said the meeting should be condition on a reciprocal visit
by the Egyptian leader to Israel.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=118778

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War pimp alert:

U.S. Finds Iran's 'Smoking Gun' in Iraq:

American forces have found a "smoking gun” that proves Iran is supporting the insurgency in Iraq – captured Iranian documents showing the country
is abetting both Sunni and Shiite terrorists.
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/1/4/120012.shtml?s=ic

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War pimp alert:

Exclusive: Iran War "In 2 Years":

A WAR against Iran could be launched within the next two years, a senior adviser
to George Bush warned last night.
http://tinyurl.com/y953dl

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Second U.S. carrier group to deploy to Gulf: :

The Pentagon will send a second aircraft carrier and its escort ships to the
Gulf, defense officials said on Wednesday, as a warning to Syria and Iran and to
give commanders more flexibility in the region.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070103/ts_nm/usa_gulf_navy_dc

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Israel seeks operational link with U.S. missile defense system :

Israel wants to increase the likelihood of the U.S. deploying emergency missile
defense systems within Israeli territory.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/808848.html

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Netanyahu Wants Economic Boycott on Iran :

Knesset Member Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu told Likud party leaders in Tel Aviv
Thursday that he plans a new campaign to pressure Western nations to stage an
economic boycott against Iran, which is building a nuclear facility amid fears
it will be used for military purposes.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=118776

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US to launch campaign to isolate Iran financially: report:

The United States is ready to launch a new diplomatic initiative with several
European countries to try to isolate Iran financially
http://www.spacewar.com/2006/070102175614.4r7b2m2o.html

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Russia warns against Iran action:

COUNTRIES taking action against Iran independent of the United Nations, as
called for by Washington, would not be helpful in luring Tehran back to
negotiations on its nuclear program, Russia said today.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21009472-38198,00.html

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Hersh: US, Israel support PKK's Iran wing

Ankara, which has been pressing the United States for action to eliminate the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq, responded with
caution to a fresh report by leading U.S. investigative journalist Seymour Hersh
that Washington was backing the group's Iranian wing to destabilize the Islamic
republic.
http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=41943

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Report: UN staffers face allegations of rape, sexual abuse in southern Sudan:

U.N. peacekeepers in southern Sudan face several allegations of raping and
sexually abusing children, some as young as 12, a British newspaper reported
Tuesday.
http://tinyurl.com/y2uy2g

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US helped Ethiopian choppers target Somalia Islamists:

Ethiopian helicopters, helped by US intelligence, nearly hit Somali Islamist
leaders after they fled their last stronghold, officials have said.
http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=157874

===
Anarchy fears in Somalia:

A fuel truck has been attacked by Somali militiamen, sparking concern the
country could return to its lawless past
http://tinyurl.com/y6myac

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Stephen Lendman : The Spirit of Tom Paine :

It's never to late to act, but it's high time we realized we'd better do it and
quickly. Freedoms don't protect themselves and are easily lost the way Edmund
Burke explained saying: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for
good men to do nothing." Abolitionist Wendell Phillips added "Eternal vigilance
is the price of liberty."
http://tinyurl.com/y284u7

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Bush pushes envelope on U.S. spying :

The President asserted his new authority when he signed a postal reform bill
into law on Dec. 20. Bush then issued a "signing statement" that declared his
right to open people's mail under emergency conditions.
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/485561p-408789c.html

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Bush says feds can open mail without warrant:

President Bush quietly has claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail
without a judge's warrant.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003508676_mail04.html

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Negroponte Stepping Aside As Top Spy :

National Intelligence Director John Negroponte, who has been closely involved
with U.S. policy on Iraq, will trade in his job as top spy to become No. 2 to
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6322502,00.html

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But It's Thomas Jefferson's Koran!:

Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, found himself
under attack last month when he announced he'd take his oath of office on the
Koran -- especially from Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who called it a threat to
American values.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/03/AR2007010300075.
html

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Robertson says God told him of ''mass killing'' in U.S. in 2007: -

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson cited communications with God in predicting
Tuesday that horrific terrorism aimed at the United States will result in "mass
killing" during the second half of 2007.
http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=116941&ran=154733&tref=po

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'Why the US should be worried':

The United States is facing competition from beyond its borders as well as
internal difficulties. Its lower and middle class families are slowly turning
out to be the biggest losers of current globalisation. The United States, like
ancient Rome, is beginning to be plagued by the limits of its power.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1887880,0093.htm

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Paul Krugman: A Healthy New Year :

A scathing article in yesterday's Los Angeles Times described how insurers
refuse to cover anyone with even the slightest hint of a pre-existing condition.
People have been denied insurance for reasons that range from childhood asthma
to a "past bout of jock itch."
http://tinyurl.com/y37w54

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Parts of U.S. Experience Warm Winter :

New York City saw a November and December without snow for the first time since
1877. And New Jersey had its warmest December since records started being kept
111 years ago.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/03/ap/national/mainD8ME29RO0.shtml

===

Peace & Joy
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"The idea of creating systems designed to threaten, coerce, and kill, and to
imbue such agencies with principled legitimacy, and not expect them to lead to
wars, genocides, and other tyrannical practices, expresses an innocence we can
no longer afford to indulge." - Butler D. Shaffer Professor, Southwestern
University School of Law June 9, 2003

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If a war be undertaken for the most righteous end, before the resources of peace
have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a
national crime.": Charles Eliot Norton - (1827-1908) American educator, writer,
and editor who founded the Nation (1865)

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"To act without clear understanding, to form habits without investigation, to
follow a path all one's life without knowing where it really leads -- such is
the behavior of the multitude.": - Mencius - [Mengzi Meng-tse] (c.371 - c.288
B.C.) Chinese Confucian philosopher

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"Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even
because he is right, but because he is human." - John Cogley Source: Commonwealth, 24 April 1959

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"Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not
permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to
another's control... to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of
outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly
overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It
extracts the forgiver from someone else's nightmare.": - Lance Morrow

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America's Rape Of Iraq 3,006
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$356,170,404,988

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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"Surge" Without Congressional Approval Is Impeachable Offense

By Francis Boyle
Professor of international law at the University of Illinois

Failure to obtain additional authorization from Congress for this substantial
enlargement of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq would constitute an impeachable offense
under the terms of the United States Constitution for violating the
Constitution's War Powers Clause and Congress's own War Powers Resolution."
http://tinyurl.com/yk49tl

Pelosi, Reid urge Bush not to deploy troops

By PETER BAKER and ROBIN WRIGHT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared Friday
that "it is time to bring the war to a close" and warned President Bush that
sending more U.S. troops to Iraq would be unacceptable to the Democratic
majority that has just taken over Congress.
http://tinyurl.com/ymprho

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The Surge: Political Cover or Escalation?

Paul Craig Roberts

Western domination of the Muslim world succeeded by not picking a fight with all
of the disunited Arabs at the same time.
http://tinyurl.com/yf8ryw

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Bush won't end Iraq war on his own

By Molly Ivins

The president of the United States does not have the sense God gave a duck--so
it's up to us. You and me.
http://tinyurl.com/yg4wvx

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Murder in Haditha

By Josh White

Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, the squad's leader, shot the men one by one after
Marines ordered them out of a white taxi in the moments following the explosion,
which killed one Marine and injured two others, witnesses told investigators.
Another Marine fired rounds into their bodies as they lay on the ground.
http://tinyurl.com/ybgqr3

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In Case You Missed It

Iraqi Girl tells of US Attack in Haditha

Video

Ten-year-old Iman Walid witnessed the killing of seven members of her family in
an attack by American marines last November. The interview with Iman was filmed
exclusively for ITV News by Ali Hamdani,our Iraqi video diarist.
http://tinyurl.com/l4qbg

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They have made a killing

By Terry Jones

The US has spent a million dollars for every dead Iraqi - is that what they mean
by value for money?
http://tinyurl.com/yh8fhq

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The whole bloody thing was obscene

By Robert Fisk

The lynching of Saddam Hussein - for that is what we are talking about - will
turn out to be one of the determining moments in the whole shameful crusade upon
which the West embarked in March of 2003.
http://tinyurl.com/yb27cj

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Justice Is Done: Why Doesn't It Feel Like It?

By Joan Chittister

They tied a cloth around Hussein's neck before dropping the heavily knotted
noose over his head. It's an interesting humanitarian gesture designed surely,
to prove that a barbaric act by civilized people is more humane than the
inhumanity of its violent counterparts. After all, saving the neck of a hanging
victim from rope burns is not only hardly necessary, it is also ludicrous,
laughable, absurd.
http://tinyurl.com/ygc9lp

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Iraq: At least 70 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:

Police in Baghdad found 47 bodies, many shot and tortured, in the 24 hours to Friday night, an
interior ministry source said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L06738343.htm

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Report: Iraqi Army Kills 30 "Militants":
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2775548

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Clashes in Baghdad after 27 bodies found: -

Iraqi police clashed with gunmen in central Baghdad on Saturday when they went
to investigate a report that 27 bodies had been found in one location near a
cemetery, police and interior ministry sources said.
http://tinyurl.com/yagwj6

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Police says 15 dead bodies hanged to death in Baghdad:

At least 15 of the 27 bodies, found west of the capital, were hanged to death
near a cemetery, said a police source Saturday
http://www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=939928

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Sunni Group: Iraqi Govt. Linked To Militias:

The Association of Muslim Scholars said it had obtained information that
militias were planning to attack neighborhoods in Baghdad.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=nation_world&id=4908707

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U.S., Iraqis to launch new assault on Baghdad: -

Iraqi forces backed by U.S. troops will begin a neighborhood-by-neighborhood
assault on militants in the capital this weekend as a first step in the new
White House strategy to contain Sunni insurgents and Shiite death squads, key
advisers to the prime minister said Friday.
http://tinyurl.com/yavjxn

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Video: US tank on fire in Falluja:

A US tank is seriously damaged and catches fire after it struck a roadside bomb
in Falluja
http://tinyurl.com/y9s3du

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Robert Fox: Cheney's last stand

Contrary to the recommendations of the Baker-Hamilton report, Dick Cheney
believes that sending extra troops to Iraq will deliver success.
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/robert_fox/2007/01/dick_cheneys_last_stand.h
tml

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From all corners, support grows for Iraq peace plan :

A blueprint for peace in Iraq has won praise from across the political
establishment as senior figures from all parties urged a new strategy to bring states across the Middle
East into the struggle to end the conflict.
http://tinyurl.com/ym7job

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Justin Raimondo : Confronting the Empire : It's time … :

Get on board the Middle East war-escalator – Republicans, Democrats, one and
all! Screw the American people and the recent election results – that was then,
this is now.
http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10269

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Crimes Against Humanity From Ford to Saddam:

If we do not limit our analysis of Ford to his role as a U.S. "statesman," and
instead examine his behavior through an internationalist lens similar to that
employed to judge Saddam Hussein and concerned with crimes against humanity, we
find that Ford, too, was responsible for mass murder-in East Timor.
http://www.counterpunch.org/nevins01062007.html

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Guatemalan Files Renew Hope of Justice :

Few families from Guatemala's Indian majority were spared in the 36-year war and
its state-sponsored obliteration of hundreds of villages. On top of the known death toll, some 40,000 people simply
disappeared.
http://tinyurl.com/yj4flo

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4 killed as Hamas says U.S. is funding a 'revolt' against our government:

"We demand that Abbas reject this U.S. policy, which is tearing the Palestinian
people apart,"
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/809845.html

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Abbas demands that rival Hamas join security forces:

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has demanded that a force led by the ruling
Hamas movement be integrated into existing security structures as factional
tensions simmered in Gaza following two days of deadly clashes.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070106/wl_mideast_afp/mideast

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Nancy Pelosis : You Don't Speak for All Americans on Palestine:

Since Mrs. Pelosi is so concerned about America 's tarnished image abroad, she
should stop pandering to the powerful pro-Israeli lobby. Maybe then we can have
a genuine and just peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
http://tinyurl.com/y9g88a

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Anti-Ethiopian protests rock Somali capital: -

Ethiopian occupation troops and Somali protesters exchanged fire in Mogadishu on
Saturday killing three people, witnesses said, as hundreds of Somalis
demonstrated against the foreign forces and a government disarmament drive.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070106/ts_nm/somalia_conflict_dc

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William S. Lind : Somalia: A State Restored?:

A makeshift state, the Transitional Federal Government, which had been created
years ago by other states but was almost invisible within Somalia, was installed
in Mogadishu. The Somali state was restored – or so it seems.
http://tinyurl.com/yfmgdh

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America's new puppet

By its ill-judged invasion of Somalia, Ethiopia has become an accomplice in
Bush's war on terror
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1983296,00.html

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Fact or propaganda?:

American Passports Found on Bodies of Al Qaeda Fighters in Somalia:

A senior official in the Somali government's new Ministry of the Interior told ABC News government forces had recovered "dozens of foreign passports," including
several American passports, on the bodies of al Qaeda fighters killed in combat
between forces affiliated with the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) and Ethiopian
forces in Somalia
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/01/american_passpo.html

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Howard government unveils new “Australian values” citizenship test:

Howard announced that migrants would have to answer 30 multiple-choice questions
on Australian society and history from a collection of 200, with all questions
and responses exclusively in English
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/jan2007/aust-j06.shtml

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FBI probes death threat against Muslim leader:

The FBI said Friday that it is investigating a death threat sent to the leader
of a local Muslim group after U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer rescinded a certificate
her office had awarded to him.
http://tinyurl.com/ybfto4

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Trial will debate 2nd Amendment rights:

Defendant is accused of having 'militia' weaponry
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53649

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"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get
used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To
seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify
what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never
power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And
never, never, to forget. "

- Arundhati Roy

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America's Rape Of Iraq 3,012
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$356,449,842,421

See the cost in your community
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Israel plans a tactical nuclear strike on Iran.


By Uzi Mahnaimi in New York and Sarah Baxter in Washington report

Israel will not tolerate Iran going nuclear and military sources say it will use
tactical strikes unless Iran abandons its programme. Is Israel bluffing or might
it really push the button? - Two fast assault squadrons based in the Negev
desert and in Tel Nof, south of Tel Aviv, are already training for the attack.
http://tinyurl.com/uyb82

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Blood And Oil:

How the West will profit from Iraq's most precious commodity

By The Independent

A new law that would give Western oil companies a massive share in the third
largest reserves in the world. To the victors, the oil? That is how some experts
view this unprecedented arrangement with a major Middle East oil producer that
guarantees investors huge profits for the next 30 years.
http://tinyurl.com/t6hgg

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Who benefits from escalating chaos in Iraq?

By Rep. Ron Paul

We have performed a tremendous service for both bin Laden and Ahmadinejad, and
it will cost us plenty. The violent reaction to our complicity in the execution of Saddam Hussein is yet to come.
http://tinyurl.com/y84ecd

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The Timely Death of Gerald Ford

By Frank Rich

Two months after Americans spoke decisively on Election Day, the president is
determined to overrule them. Our long national nightmare in Iraq, far from being
over, is about to get a second wind.
http://tinyurl.com/y5ftoa

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The Unmentionable Hypocrisy: Hussein Hanged, Bush and Blair Remain in Power

By Sean M. Madden

Saddam Hussein was hanged a week ago, today, for executing 148 people. Yet, even
by conservative estimates, George W. Bush and Tony Blair are responsible for
hundreds, or thousands, of times more deaths due to their war of aggression —
the supreme international crime — in Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/y2k2cf

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Iraq: At least 43 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:

Police found the bodies of 17 people, many tortured and with gunshot wounds, in
different parts of Baghdad on Sunday, an interior ministry source said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAM045328.htm

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Five corpses found in Mosul:

The Iraqi Police found five unidentified corpses in separate parts of Mosul. The
bodies were shot several times in the head and chest, said a police source.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=940197

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Sadr meets top Iraq Shi'ite Sistani:

Shi'ite cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr met the reclusive spiritual
leader of Iraq's Shi'ite majority, Grand Ayatollah Ali al- Sistani, on Sunday,
aides to Sadr said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC759981.htm

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More troops for Iraq 'too little, too late': former NATO commander:

The former commander of NATO forces in Kosovo, General Wesley Clark, has said
that sending more US troops to Iraq would be "too little, too late", and could
worsen the situation for coalition forces.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070107/wl_mideast_afp/usiraqmilitarynato

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A drop into the abyss:

Saddam jailed me but his hanging was a crime. Iraq's misery is now far worse than under his rule
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1982309,00.html

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Fact or propaganda?:

U.S. and Iraqis clashed over Saddam's execution:

Even before a smuggled cellphone camera recording revealed the derision Saddam
faced on the gallows, the hanging had become a metaphor, among Maliki's critics,
for how the "new Iraq" is starting to resemble, albeit in paler shade, the
repressive, vengeful place it was under Saddam.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/07/news/saddam.php

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Half of Americans Link Hussein and al-Qaeda:

Many adults in the United States believe Saddam Hussein collaborated with a
terrorist network, according to a poll by Knowledge Networks for the Program on
International Policy Attitudes. 32 per cent of respondents think Iraq gave
substantial support to al-Qaeda, and 18 per cent think the Iraqi government was
directly involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/14319

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New leader with the $10m bounty:

The 64-year-old fighter, stricken with leukaemia, who befriended Saddam as a
young man, supposedly cried and read the Holy Koran when he heard that his
comrade had been executed early Saturday morning, a senior Baath official said.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-2530419,00.html

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Marines' Photos Provide Graphic Evidence in Haditha Probe:

Among the images, there is a young boy with a picture of a helicopter on his
pajamas, slumped over, his face and head covered in blood. There is a mother
lying on a bed, arms splayed, the bodies of three young children huddled against
her right side.
http://tinyurl.com/y6fnw7

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Defense in 'Fragging' Case Granted Help :

A judge ordered the government Friday to pay for an independent investigator who
will help prepare a defense for a soldier accused of killing two superior
officers in Iraq.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/05/ap/national/mainD8MFBTL00.shtml

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Leahy Introduces Bills To Combat War Profiteering, Public Corruption:

Incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), introduced
a package of bills Thursday targeting corrupt officials and private companies
seeking to defraud American taxpayers and troops.
http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200701/010407b.html

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Don’t Forget the Greatest Crime:

Prior to the elections, Republicans attempted to take trump out of the
Democrat’s hands by warning the public of Democratic designs to launch bitter
partisan investigations of the Bush administration, possibly including
impeachment hearings. Horrors! Democrats duly took notice
http://tinyurl.com/yx2638

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Bomb kills newborn twins, mothers in occupied Afghanistan:

A bomb planted on the side of a road killed newborn twins, their mother, and
grandmother in southeastern Afghanistan Sunday, while gunmen on a motorbike shot
dead a school principal, police said.
http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070107-093745-8674r

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Starving Afghans sell girls of eight as brides:

Villagers whose crops have failed after a second devastating drought are giving
their young daughters in marriage to raise money for food
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1984396,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=12

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Blow for Britain as Helmand's 'cleanest' governor is sacked:

President Karzai of Afghanistan has fired the Governor of Helmand province, a
severe setback to Britain’s strategy in the lawless region at the heart of the
Taleban resurgence
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2495195,00.html

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Israeli Foreign Ministry rejects newspaper claim it plans to use nuclear weapons
against Iran:

A British newspaper reported Sunday that Israel has drafted plans to strike as
many as three targets in Iran with low-yield nuclear weapons, aiming to halt
Tehran's uranium enrichment program. The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied the
report.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/07/europe/EU-GEN-Britain-Israel.php

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Iran promises quick response to any attack:

"Anyone who attacks will regret their actions very quickly," Iranian Foreign
Ministry spokesman Muhammad Ali Husseini said.
http://www.cjp.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=206230

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2007: Decisive Year for the Israeli-Neocon Attack Iran Plan :

As if to kick off the New Year, and usher in the required political mindset, the
Israelis are switching the attack Iran mantra into hyperdrive.
http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=708

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Rattling the Cage: A bigot called Bibi:

Binyamin Netanyahu, who every poll says is by far the most popular politician in
Israel, should be ranked with Jean Le Pen, Jorge Haider and the rest of the
Western world's racist demagogues.
http://tinyurl.com/t8bme

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Christians Suffer With Muslims, Says Gaza Priest:

Father Manuel Musallan, known affectionately by his flock as 'the pope of Gaza',
said that Christians in the troubled region live happily alongside the Muslim majority and that both suffer from Israeli
policies
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christians.suffer.with.muslims.says.gaza.p
riest/8973.htm

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Hurricane Carter :

Leaders of the Democratic Party went into near panic and fell over one another
disassociating themselves from Carter's book and his criticisms of certain
Israeli policies.
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070122/siegman

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US deports imam to West Bank :

"We have deep concern for the family and the three young daughters who are US
citizens and his wife, who did not get a chance to say goodbye,"
http://tinyurl.com/v8x58

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Russian anger over new US sanctions:

Russia has accused the US of illegally imposing sanctions on some Russian
military firms which Washington says were co-operating with Iran and Syria.
http://tinyurl.com/vf9tx

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Lebanon reform plan approved :

The five-year reform plan centres on social and financial reforms and
privatisation of the telephone and electricity sectors.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3820923C-AF95-4918-B3B8-EC9D5D9DD0C7.htm

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Return Our Rapist or Else ...:

Bush pledged to give the Philippines every assistance in his flailing,
stumblebum "war on terror"--except when its government doesn't do exactly what
Washington demands. When Manila dared behave contrary to US orders there had to
be revenge.
http://tinyurl.com/y8ogbo

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Poor Getting Poorer As Economy Grows :

Why, in a country where the economy has grown by leaps and bounds and social
spending has increased steadily for decades, do the richest Costa Ricans keep
getting richer and the poorest 20% keep slipping further into poverty?
http://www.ticotimes.net/topstory.htm

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In case you missed it:

Bayer Dumps AIDS Infected Drugs On European and Asian Markets:

Bayer Corporation knowingly dumped medicine that was contaminated with the AIDS
virus on the European and Asian market after it killed people in America.
http://tinyurl.com/y962q8

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Tortured in the death chamber:

THE EXECUTION system was halted last month in three states that account for
almost a third of prisoners awaiting the sentence of death.
http://www.socialistworker.org/2007-1/614/614_07_LethalInjection.shtml

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Stranger than fiction?

Pentagon Advisor Doubts Wisdom of U.S. Military's Recruiting Muslims:

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob Maginnis, a Pentagon advisor and national defense
expert, believes U.S. military officials are making a radical mistake by trying
to make America's armed services more attractive to Muslims.
http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/42007e.asp

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FBI to store arrivals' full fingerprints:

AUSTRALIANS face having the fingerprints of both hands scanned on arrival in the
United States and the details stored on an FBI database, under a reported
security crackdown in the country's airports. Citizens of Australia, New
Zealand, Japan, Britain and other European nations would be subject to the new
requirement, the report suggests.
http://tinyurl.com/uxt6j

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Keith Olbermann: Is Bush Reading Your Mail?

5 minute video:
http://tinyurl.com/sb8ne

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"Peoples of Egypt, you will be told that I have come to destroy your religion.
Do not believe it! Reply that I have come to restore your rights!" (Napoleon
Bonaparte, 1798)

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"Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but
as liberators. Your wealth has been stripped of you by unjust men... The people
of Baghdad shall flourish under institutions which are in consonance with their
sacred laws." (General F.S. Maude, commander of British forces in Iraq, 1917)

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If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to
be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law: Henry David
Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849


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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America's Rape Of Iraq 3,014
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$356,661,812,429

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Is Bush’s War Winding Down or Heating Up?

The Coming Attack on Iran

Paul Craig Roberts

The US media is totally unreliable. It cannot go against Israel, and it will
wrap itself in the flag just as it did for the invasion of Iraq. The American
public has been deceived (again) and believes that Iran is on the verge of
possessing nuclear armaments to be used to wipe Israel off the map.
http://tinyurl.com/w7xve

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Many more sons will die while the Democrats do nothing to stop the war

By Gary Younge

They have failed to take on the principal reason they were elected and,
tragically, the US public is unlikely to force them to.
http://tinyurl.com/yydw5x

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The Fed’s role in the Housing Crash of ‘07

By Mike Whitney

The American people appear to be oblivious to the economic hurricane which is
expected to touchdown in late 2007. That’s when $1 trillion in ARMs (Adjustable Rate
Mortgages) will “reset” triggering a massive increase in foreclosures and
plunging the country into a deep recession.
http://tinyurl.com/y8lso2

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South America: Toward an alternative future

Noam Chomsky

The subcontinent, from Venezuela to Argentina, may yet present an example to the
world on how to create an alternative future from a legacy of empire and terror.
http://tinyurl.com/y5zolf

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CIA kidnap victim offered $2 million In hush money

By John Crewdson,

Feb. 17, 2003, is when Abu Omar vanished while walking down a side street in
Milan, Italy. Prosecutors in Milan charge that he was kidnapped by the CIA and
flown to Egypt, where he has been imprisoned for most of the time since then.
http://tinyurl.com/y3j35l

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Iraq: At least 106 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

Iraqi army troops killed 26 "insurgents" and wounded 43 others during the past
24 hours in different parts of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PAR837616.htm

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US twists civilian arms to fill Fortress Baghdad:

The embassy compound being built inside Baghdad’s Green Zone covers 104 acres,
making it six times larger than the United Nations compound in New York. A city
within a city for more than 1,000 people, it will have its own water, sewers and
electricity, six apartment buildings, a Marine barracks, swimming pool, shops
and some walls 15 feet thick.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/44bb3006-9e80-11db-ac03-0000779e2340.html

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New U.S. Iraq commander says may need three years:

The new commander of U.S. combat forces in Iraq said on Sunday it may take two
to three years to meet American goals but that an increasingly independent Iraqi
government may change the U.S. role there within a year.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC751711.htm

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Iraq war could cost US over $2 trillion, says Nobel prize-winning economist:

The real cost to the US of the Iraq war is likely to be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion (£1.1 trillion), up to 10 times
more than previously thought, according to a report written by a Nobel
prize-winning economist and a Harvard budget expert.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1681119,00.html

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Saddam lawyers claim his body was abused:

Lawyers of deposed Iraqi leader say they will sue Iraqi government at
International Court of Justice over abuses by executioners during and after
execution. She claimed that Muqtada al-Sadr was present at the execution.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3349346,00.html

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Mahathir wants to criminalise war :

George Bush and Tony Blair are war criminals worse than Saddam Hussein, Mahathir
Mohamad, the former Malaysian prime minister has said.
http://tinyurl.com/y5mdxb

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Baghdad 2025: The Pentagon Solution to a Planet of Slums:

So you think that American troops, fighting in the urban maze of Baghdad's huge
Shiite slum, Sadr City, add up to nothing more than a horrible mistake, an unexpected fiasco? The Pentagon begs to differ
http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=155031

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Monica Benderman : Silencing Conscience :

What is wrong with a country where a soldier's "dictates of conscience, religion
or personal philosophy," personal experiences in combat, and faulty orders from
command are irrelevant issues in the defense of that soldier's moral decision to
follow his conscience?
http://tinyurl.com/y6psk4

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China 'anti-terror' raid kills 18 :

Chinese police have killed 18 people in a raid on an alleged militant training
camp in the western autonomous region of Xinjiang, officials say.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6241073.stm

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2 suspected Taliban killed, 4 detained:

NATO occupation troops and Afghan police killed two suspected Taliban militants
and detained four others in the south, officials said.
http://tinyurl.com/yx5c9p

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Sniper celebrates with cigar after killing "Taliban officer":

A ROYAL Marine sniper from Edinburgh has described marking his first kill with a cigar after "slotting" a Taliban
commander from more than 1000 metres.
http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=39472007

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22 to a cell - life in a notorious Afghan prison:

She shares a bunk-lined room with 11 other women and 10 children.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,1984837,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=12

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War with Iran is imminent:

In addition to moving additional military forces into the region, President
Bush is putting into place a new political and military command team, all in
preparation for an expanded war in the Middle East.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53669

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Democrats: Nuclear Iran unacceptable:

Iran with nuclear weapons is unacceptable, new House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
told The Jerusalem Post hours after entering the party leadership position. - He
also said that the use of force against Teheran remained an option.
http://tinyurl.com/ycfdcv

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Military strike is only way to stop Iran, says top Israeli strategist :

A top Israeli strategic analyst says armed force is the only way to stop Iran
acquiring nuclear weapons if the international community does not impose
effective sanctions.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2134877.ece

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U.S. puts squeeze on Iran's oil fields:

As Washington wages a very public battle against Iran's quest for nuclear power,
it is quietly gaining ground on another energy front: the oil fields that are
the Islamic Republic's lifeblood.
http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/fairenough/latimes716.html

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Pentagon Exaggerates China’s Nuclear Capability:

The U.S. military, intelligence agencies, and conservative think tanks and news
organizations are exaggerating China’s nuclear weapons capability to justify
developing a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, according to a
report issued today by the Federation of American Scientists
http://fas.org/main/content.jsp?formAction=297&contentId=568

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Where the Bombs Are: Ever wondered where all those U.S. nukes are stored? :

A new review published in the November/December issue of the Bulletin of the
Atomic Scientists shows that the United States stores its nearly 10,000 nuclear
warheads at 18 locations in 12 states and six European countries
http://tinyurl.com/y9zzqw

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Fallout Calculator :

This java-based interactive calculator shows the distribution of fallout, by
wind, from nuclear bomb blasts of various yields. In using the calculator, you
may select from an assortment of virtual satellite maps of major world cities.
http://www.fas.org/main/content.jsp?formAction=297&contentId=426

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Hamas warns: Abbas responsible for bloodshed :

Statement issued by six armed factions affiliated with Hamas slams Palestinian
president's decision to dissolve government's special security force. 'Anyone
who tries to take such action will be held accountable for the consequences,'
groups declare
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3349542,00.html

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Experts Suggest the CIA, Not Kim Jong-il, is Counterfeiting Dollars :

“Sources allege that the CIA prints the falsified 'Supernotes' at a secret
facility near Washington to fund covert operations without Congressional
oversight.”
http://www.watchingamerica.com/frankfurterallgemeine000008.shtml

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Bush Senior Early CIA Ties Revealed : -

Newly released internal CIA documents assert that former president George
Herbert Walker Bush's oil company emerged from a 1950's collaboration with a
covert CIA officer.
http://realnews.org/rn/content/zapata.html

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Somali occupation forces capture jungle base :

It leaves Islamic courts fighters sandwiched between the US forces patrolling
the coast and Kenyan forces stationed at the border."
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/63C5E5C1-A39F-405E-B40D-DA7A651A4D44.htm

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Pentagon to train a sharper eye on Africa:

One of Donald Rumsfeld's last acts before Robert Gates replaced him last month as Defense secretary was to urge President Bush to let the
Pentagon create a new Africa Command to pay more attention to the troubled
continent. Mr. Bush is said to have agreed to the idea and is expected announce
it early this year.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0105/p02s01-usmi.html

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U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 1998-2005 -

[pdf format]
http://www.videos1.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/usarmssales98-2005.pdf

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'We are on a knife edge – we have to engage Bush':

Global trade talks that are intended to improve the lives of billions of poor
people stand on the brink of failure, Peter Mandelson, the European Trade
Commissioner, has told The Times.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2536621,00.html

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FTSE100 companies see profits double:

New research, estimates that companies in the FTSE100 generated profits after
tax of £73.2bn last year, an increase of more than 100 per cent from 2003 levels
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/01/07/cnftse07.xml

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"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to
us what the exit strategy is." : Texas Governor George W. Bush, April 9, 1999,
on the US intervention in Kosovo

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Conquered states that have been accustomed to liberty and the government of
their own laws can be held by the conqueror in three different ways. The first
is to ruin them; the second, for the conqueror to go and reside there in person;
and the third is to allow them to continue to live under their own laws, subject
to a regular tribute, and to create in them a government of a few, who will keep
the country friendly to the conqueror: Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

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"It is indeed probable that more harm and misery have been caused by men
determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing
evil.": Fredrich August von Hayek - (1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic
Sciences 1974 - Source: The Constitution of Liberty (Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1972), p. 146.

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===
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America's Rape Of Iraq 3,014
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$356,989,440,352

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

===

U.S. Targeted Assassination in Somalia, Many Civilians Reported Killed

Audio Interview with Salim Lone

Reports have also emerged that suggest U.S. Special Forces and CIA paramilitary
teams are now directly embedded with Ethiopian forces in Somalia. Earlier this
year, the CIA was accused of backing a group of Somali warlords.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16110.htm

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Who is planning our next war?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

As Americans await Bush's address announcing a "surge" of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S.
troops to Iraq, we may be missing the larger picture. The War Party is turning its attention from
Iraq – to Iran.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16113.htm

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Bush's Rush to Armageddon

By Robert Parry

George W. Bush has purged senior military and intelligence officials who were
obstacles to a wider war in the Middle East, broadening his options for both
escalating the conflict inside Iraq and expanding the fighting to Iran and Syria
with Israel’s help.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16114.htm

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The Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse

By Norman Solomon

Bush can keep riding the madness of militarism at a gallop unless people on
Capitol Hill stop nourishing it with appropriations. And they won't do that
unless we find effective ways to insist that they cut off funding for the war.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16118.htm

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Video - Orwell Rolls in His Grave

"Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability
to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?..."

This chilling documentary film examines the relationship between the media,
corporate America, and government. In a country where the "top 1% control 90% of
the wealth", the film argues that the media system is nothing but a "subsidiary
of corporate America.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13062.htm

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Claiming the Prize: Bush Surge Aimed at Securing Iraqi Oil

Written by Chris Floyd

American troops will "support" the "pacification effort" with what Maliki says
calls "house-to-house" sweeps of Sunni areas. There is of course another phrase
for this kind of operation: "ethnic cleansing."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16115.htm

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Body of Saddam in the Morgue

Video

Warning - This video should only be viewed by a mature audience.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16116.htm

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U.S. soldier accused of murder had been diagnosed as homicidal

By RYAN LENZ

Once in the house, Green herded the father, mother and 5-year-old daughter to
another room, closed the door and shot them dead. Green had blood on his clothes
and boots when he returned. Green and at least two others took turns raping the
other daughter before killing her with the family's AK-47. They set her body on
fire.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16112.htm

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Terrified Soldiers Terrifying People

Dahr Jamail and Ali al-Fadhily

Ten-year-old Yassir aimed a plastic gun at a passing U.S. armoured patrol in
Fallujah, and shouted "Bang! Bang!"
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16117.htm

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Israel’s Purging of Palestinian Christians

By Jonathan Cook

Foreign visitors can leave, while Bethlehem’s Palestinians are now sealed into
their ghetto. As long as these Palestinian cities are not turned into death
camps, the West appears ready to turn a blind eye. Mere concentration camps, it
seems, are acceptable.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16111.htm

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Baghdad fighting reportedly killing 50 people:

The joint US-Iraqi forces were backed by US aircraft which fired into the Haifa
Street area, witnesses said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6243945.stm

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Another 46 killed:

Police found 40 bodies in various parts of Baghdad in the past day, an interior
ministry source said. MOSUL - Police found six bodies, including one woman, in
the northern city of Mosul, police said
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L09157098.htm

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Troop surge could affect Guard:

Top U.S. military officials,have concluded that such a buildup would require
them to reverse Pentagon policy and send the Army's National Guard and reserve
units on lengthy second tours in Iraq, defense officials said Monday.
http://tinyurl.com/y3pf35

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Congress must act against Iraq troop rise: Kennedy:

A leading Democratic senator proposed on Tuesday to block President Bush from
sending more troops to Iraq unless Congress specifically approves.
http://tinyurl.com/y4eb8e

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Democrats Split Over Their Approach to Iraq:

The new Democratic majority in Congress is divided over how to assert its power
in opposing President Bush’s plan to send more troops to Baghdad, as leaders
explore ways to block financing for a military expansion without being accused
of abandoning American forces already in Iraq.
http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/sf/nyt1_9_7_1.htm

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Ominous Signs of a Wider War:

Contrary to the advice given by the Iraq Study Group, Bush appears to be
planning for a wider war--with much higher risk of catastrophic failure--not a
gradual and dignified withdrawal from the region.
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070122/klare

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Oliver North says Bush plan 'eerily like Vietnam escalation':

Oliver North doesn't support the President's plan to for 20,000 additional
ground troops in Iraq. 0'Reilly quips that North is aligning himself with Nancy
Pelosi.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16108.htm

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Most say no to Iraq buildup :

Those surveyed oppose the idea of increased troop levels by 61%-36%. Approval of
the job Bush is doing in Iraq has sunk to 26%, a record low.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-01-08-gallup-poll_x.htm?csp=34

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UN makes $60m Iraq refugee appeal :

One in eight of Iraqis have now left their homes, with up to 50,000 people
leaving each month, the UNHCR said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6243335.stm

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Fresh Saddam pictures 'released' :

The new video reportedly shows the former Iraqi dictator with a gaping neck
wound.
http://www.channel4.com/news/content/news-storypage.jsp?id=7782428

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More Than 50 Killed By U.S. Gunships In Somalia:

The boom of rocket-propelled grenade fire echoed through Mogadishu city center
and touched off a two-minute gunfight. Hot spent shells clinked in the streets
as residents ran for cover. At least one person was hurt, Mogadishu hospital officials said.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16119.htm

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US Somali air attack kills at least 27:

"My four-year-old boy was killed in the strike," Mohamed Mahmud Burale told the
BBC from the area. Local MP Abdulkadir Haji Mohamoud Dhagane told the BBC that
27 people, mostly civilians, had been killed near Afmadow.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6243459.stm

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Salim Lone: Destabilizing The Horn:

Clan warlords, who terrorized Somalia until they were driven out by the
Islamists, and who were put back in power by the U.S.-backed and -trained
Ethiopian army, have begun carving up the country once again.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16109.htm

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Ex-CIA analyst says West misunderstands Al-Qaeda :

I think the whole war effort so far has been a mistake, in the sense that we're
slowly becoming [like] Israel, in that the only options we have open to
ourselves are military and intelligence operations.
http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=7394

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Special Forces clash with the CIA:

U.S. Special Forces teams sent overseas on secret spying missions have clashed
with the CIA and carried out operations in countries that are staunch U.S.
allies, prompting a new effort by the agency and the Pentagon to tighten the
rules for military units engaged in espionage, according to senior U.S.
intelligence and military officials.
http://oraclesyndicate.twoday.net/stories/3157932/#comments

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Nato occupation troops kill Afghan civilian :

Nato troops have shot dead an Afghan civilian who worked at a coalition base in
the south-east of the country.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6244859.stm

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Pakistan agrees to reconsider mining Afghan border:

Pakistan's foreign minister said the country would look at other options before
going ahead with a plan to mine its border with Afghanistan, after talks with
his Canadian counterpart.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070109/wl_asia_afp/pakistancanada

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Iran says nuclear "spy" arrested:

Iran said Tuesday it has arrested a man on suspicion of selling Iran's nuclear
secrets to an exiled Iranian opposition group, state radio reported.
http://tinyurl.com/y8kxrs

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U.S. cautions China over reported multibillion dollar gas deal with Iran:

The United States has urged China to reconsider a reported multibillion dollar
(euro) natural gas deal with Iran amid international efforts to sanction Tehran
for its nuclear programs, a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman said Tuesday.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/09/asia/AS-GEN-China-Iran-Nuclear.php

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US names state-owned Iranian bank as weapons proliferator: -

The US Treasury Department listed the Iranian state-owned Bank "Sepah" as a
proliferator of weapons of mass destruction, and said a ban on all transactions
between the bank and US businesses is in effect.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=940878

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Israel: The correct map :

The Knesset Education Committee has decided by a majority vote that the
pre-Six-Day-War border, or the Green Line, no longer exists.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/811055.html

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Israel: MP wants Israeli youth to learn ethnic cleansing:

Hiking, scouting and promoting the forced "transfer" of Palestinians out of the
West Bank - these are the main goals of a new youth movement formed by a
far-right Israeli MP.
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=7833
9#

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Israeli Army: "We abducted 4110 Palestinians in 2006":

A senior Israeli military official said on Monday that soldiers abducted 4110
Palestinians in several Palestinian areas in 2006.
http://www.imemc.org/article/46474?print_page=true

===
Israel says it arrested Muslim cleric deported by U.S. :

Israel is holding the former imam of Ohio's largest mosque, deported last week
by the U.S., the Shin Bet internal security service said Tuesday.
http://tinyurl.com/y2heyh

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Egypt orders probe into new torture video:

The Egyptian interior minister has ordered security services to discover the
identity of a female suspect apparently being tortured by police in a video
publicized by the press, a security source said Monday.
http://tinyurl.com/y8nm6o

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Man granted U.S. residency after decades-long battle over El Salvador death
squad allegations: :

A man denied citizenship because of charges that he tortured and murdered people
as part of a death squad in Latin America has been granted permanent residence
in the United States.
http://tinyurl.com/y5kz44

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Chavez to Nationalize Power, Phones :

"We're moving toward a socialist republic of Venezuela, and that requires a deep
reform of our national constitution," Chavez said in a televised address after
swearing in his new Cabinet on Monday. "We're heading toward socialism, and
nothing and no one can prevent it."
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=nation_world&id=4918434

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Chavez accelerates Venezuela's socialist revolution:

President Hugo Chavez is seeking increased powers from Congress, nationalizing
utilities and telecommunications companies and promising to strip the central
bank of its autonomy.
http://tinyurl.com/yysht8

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US To Express Concern About Venezuela Energy Plays:: -

U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said Tuesday he has real concerns about
Venezuela's move to nationalize its power and telecommunications industries, and
exert government control over part of the oil industry.
http://tinyurl.com/y8gcfw

===
Venezuela Stocks, Bonds Sink on Chavez's Nationalization Plans :

Venezuelan stocks had their biggest drop since President Hugo Chavez was elected
in 1998 and bonds tumbled after the leader said he would nationalize the
country's largest phone company and utilities.
http://tinyurl.com/vutbf

===
Venezuela to build 200,000 houses in Nicaragua:

Venezuela may become the first supplier of foreign aid to Nicaragua once the
Sandinista President-elect Daniel Ortega takes over, Venezuelan Ambassador to
Managua Miguel Gómez Monday told news agency AP.
http://english.eluniversal.com/2007/01/09/en_eco_art_09A822517.shtml

===
Bolivian protesters burn building :

Supporters of Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, have set fire to a state
government building in the city of Cochabamba during violent protests that
injured at least 22 people.
http://tinyurl.com/y8lsxq

===
Number of Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers double:

The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees participating in a hunger strike has more
than doubled since a month ago to 11, including five who are being force-fed,
the US military said.
http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=206589720&p=zx659x4z6

===
After five years of torture, Bisher is slowly slipping into madness:

False allegations from MI5 put my clients in Guantánamo Bay and the British
government has failed them abysmally
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1985727,00.html

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Why is my dad far away in that place called Guantanamo Bay?

Young boy's plea to Tony Blair
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article2137687.ece

===
Italian Lawyer in CIA Case Withdraws:

A lawyer for a former CIA station chief accused of involvement in the alleged
kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect withdrew from the case Tuesday, saying
statements by Italian spymasters implicating U.S. agents had undermined her
attempts to head off a criminal trial.
http://tinyurl.com/y5be7e

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Judge grants delay in mental exam for Padilla:

U-S District Judge Marcia Cooke today insisted that the examinations be finished
before Padilla's scheduled January 22th trial date.
http://www.wqad.com/Global/story.asp?S=5897480&nav=1sW7

===
Ex-spy was involved in 'blackmail scheme':

MURDERED ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was involved in a blackmail scheme
before his death, a US television documentary has claimed.
http://tinyurl.com/y4xltt

===
Blood Oil:

Could a bunch of Nigerian militants in speedboats bring about a U.S. recession? Blowing up facilities and taking
hostages, they are wreaking havoc on the oil production of America's
fifth-largest supplier.
http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/02/junger200702

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Russians turn off Europe's oil supply:

Europe’s oil supplies from Russia were being held to ransom last night as the
Kremlin fell into bitter dispute with a former Soviet satellite state.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2537540,00.html

===
How richest fuel global warming - but poorest suffer most from it:

By the end of tomorrow the average Briton will have caused as much global
warning as the typical Kenyan will over the whole of this year, according to a
report.
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2137667.ece

===
BP Ignores Warnings About Potential Leaks in Caspian Pipeline :

``The BTC pipeline is strategically important to the West as a new source of
much-needed oil,'' says John Dingell, chairman of the U.S. Congress's Energy and Commerce Committee.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aDbYpRvhzoHA&refer=home#


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What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man! Who can endure toil,
famine, stripes, imprisonment & death itself in vindication of his own liberty,
and the next moment ... inflict on his fellow men a bondage, one hour of which
is fraught with more misery than ages of that which he rose in rebellion to
oppose: Thomas Jefferson

=
"Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?":
Lillian Hellman - (1905-1984) American playwright and memoirist

=
"For in a Republic, who is 'the country?' Is it the Government which is for the
moment in the saddle? Why, the Government is merely a servant -- merely a
temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and
what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to
obey orders, not originate them." -- Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens]
(1835-1910)

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America's Rape Of Iraq 3,006
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$357,209,677,842

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Bush says U.S. will clamp down on Iran, Syria as part of Iraq strategy:

He said the United States would expand intelligence cooperation in the Middle
East and deploy Patriot missile defense systems to help allies. He also said he
would deploy an additional carrier strike group to the region.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16135.htm

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Distracting Congress from the Real War Plan

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush administration has recently doubled its aircraft carrier forces and air
power in the Persian Gulf. According to credible news reports, the Israeli air
force has been making practice runs in preparation for an attack on Iran.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16121.htm

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Israel ON the Brink

By Dr. Meir Stieglitz

As before the Iraq invasion, Israel is pushing for an all-or-nothing endgame by
presenting any compromise (involving Iranian nuclear activity) with Teheran as a
Munich-like capitulation.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16131.htm

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100,000 mercenaries, the forgotten "Surge"

By Barry Lando

What is striking about the current debate in Washington - whether to "surge"
troops to Iraq and increase the size of the U.S. Army - is that roughly 100,000
bodies are missing from the equation: The number of American forces in Iraq is
not 140,000, but more like 240,000.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16130.htm

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The Kucinich Plan For Iraq

By Dennis Kucinich

There is a compelling need for a new direction in Iraq, one that recognizes the
plight of the people of Iraq, the false and illegal basis of the United States
war against Iraq, the realities on the ground which make a military resolution of the conflict unrealistic and the urgent
responsibility of the United States, which caused the chaos, to use the process
of diplomacy and international law to achieve stability in Iraq, a process which
will establish peace and stability in Iraq allow our troops to return home with
dignity.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16123.htm

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Why the US Is Not Leaving Iraq

By: Ismael Hossein-zadeh

It is crucially important that public attention is shifted away from the
confining official narrative of the war, parroted by the corporate media and
political pundits, to the economic crimes that have been committed because of
this war, both in Iraq and here in the United States. It is time to make a moral
case for restoring Iraqi oil and other assets to the Iraqis.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16132.htm

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Politics as a Spectator Sport

By Ted Rall

Another year in Iraq, another thousand dead soldiers. This grim milestone passed as the wasteful nature of the carnage finally registered with the public; only
nine percent of Americans, "dead-enders" in Rumsfeld-speak, still think the war
was a wonderful idea.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16126.htm

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The Islamists were the one hope for Somalia

By Martin Fletcher

The Islamists have now been replaced — with Washington’s connivance — by a weak,
fragile Government that was created long before the courts won power, that
includes the very warlords they defeated and relies for survival on Somalia’s
worst enemy.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16128.htm

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At least 23 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

The bodies of four people were found shot dead and bound in the town of
Mahaweel, 75 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10732841.htm

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Battle Continues In Central Baghdad:

Iraqi and U.S. troops chased militants in and out of alleys and conducted
house-to-house searches Wednesday in a central Baghdad neighborhood, a day after fierce fighting killed 50
http://cbs4boston.com/national/topstories_story_010122134.html

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Iraq admits split in army :

Iraqi authorities admitted yesterday to divided loyalties within their security
forces, which are widely believed to be infiltrated by Shi’ite militias
embroiled in the country’s sectarian killings
http://tinyurl.com/y7a7rx

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Shia hostages hanged in streets in revenge for Saddam's execution:

Saddam Hussein's execution has inspired a gruesome cycle of revenge, with scores
of Shia Muslims found hanged from lampposts in Baghdad.
http://tinyurl.com/yl8xrr

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Talabani calls for execution delay :

Jalal Talabani, the president of Iraq, has said that he would like the
executions of Saddam Hussein's two co-defendants to be delayed.
http://tinyurl.com/y3wrxl

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Bush Takes Blame in Iraq, Adds Troops:

President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time he erred by failing
to order a military buildup in Iraq last year and said he was increasing U.S. troops by 21,500 to quell the
country's near-anarchy. "Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests
with me," Bush said.
http://tinyurl.com/vvsl5

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Bush to seek $6.8 billion for new Iraq plan:

Unswayed by doubts among Americans, President George Bush plans to announce a
$6.8 billion budget request to send 20,000 more US troops to Iraq, as well as
for jobs and reconstruction programs aimed at stabilizing the country, U.S.
officials said.
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=62371

===
Bush rhetoric on Iraq hard to square with facts on diplomacy, reconstruction and
more

Bush portrayed the ordinary people of the Middle East as being behind U.S. goals
in Iraq, in his speech to the nation Wednesday night.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/11/america/NA-GEN-US-Iraq-Fact-Check.php

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Troop Surge Already Under Way

President Bush's speech may be scheduled for tonight, but the troop surge in
Iraq is already under way.
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/IraqCoverage/story?id=2785532

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Democrats Plan Symbolic Votes Against Bush’s Iraq Troop Plan:

Senate Democrats decided to schedule a vote on the resolution after a
closed-door meeting on a day when Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts
introduced legislation to require Mr. Bush to gain Congressional approval before
sending more troops to Iraq.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16120.htm

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After Huddle, Democrats May Punt on Iraq :

Technically, the Democrats can end America’s presence in Iraq. They control
Congress, they have the power over spending, and they can cut off the money that
fuels the war.
http://tinyurl.com/y2wwpo

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Simon Tisdall: Once more unto the breach:

Bush's revised Iraq strategy is short on new ideas. If it fails he will be more
a dead duck than a lame one
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1987301,00.html

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Did Saddam Die For Our Sins?:

According to a memo written by Alexander Haig, Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State, it was the Carter White House in 1980 which encouraged
Iraq—via the Saudis—to invade Iran in the first place. Since Jimmy Carter has
always denied that charge, it would have been interesting to hear Saddam expound
on the issue.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16125.htm

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Somali officials accuse Americans of killing up to 31 civilians:

A Somali lawmaker said 31 civilians, including two newlyweds, died in Tuesday's
assault by the helicopters near Afmadow, a town in an area of forested hills
close to the Kenyan border, 350 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu.
http://tinyurl.com/yx45dt

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US attack in Somalia killed innocents-Arab League:

More CAIRO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The Arab League said on Wednesday U.S. military
action in Somalia had killed "many innocent victims" and demanded that
Washington refrain from such attacks.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10388118.htm

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New U.S strikes hit 4 places in Somalia

: U.S. forces hunting al Qaeda suspects hit four sites in air strikes in southern Somalia on Wednesday, a
Somali government source said, as international criticism mounted over
Washington's military intervention.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070110/ts_nm/somalia_conflict_dc_103

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US denies reports of new Somalia strikes:

THE United States and Ethiopia denied reports that Washington had mounted new
air strikes targeting al-Qaeda suspects in Somalia.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21042137-38195,00.html

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U.S. Special Forces Engaged in Operations on the Ground in Somalia :
U.S. special forces are working with Ethiopian troops on the ground in
operations inside Somalia today, senior U.S. and French military sources tell
ABC News.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2007/01/us_special_forc.html

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Call for US troops in Somalia:

Witnesses reported renewed air strikes aimed at "Islamic militant" targets in
Somalia today, and a Somali official claimed that a senior al-Qaida figure had
been killed. Also today, a senior Somali politician said US troops were also needed on the ground to
fight a Muslim extremist threat.
http://tinyurl.com/tm65m

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Violence engulfs Somali capital:

Mogadishu exploded in violence Wednesday morning after insurgents attacked a
government barracks during the night and soldiers responded by sealing off large
swaths of the city and searching house to house for weapons.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/10/news/somalia.php

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UN raises Somalia bombing concerns:

The United Nations secretary-general has expressed concern that the strikes
could increase hostilities and harm civilians.
http://tinyurl.com/y2l4k4

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Somali Brits are not al-Qaeda:

They are all in their early 20’s and regard themselves as British, but in recent
weeks a group of men have left their families in the UK to go to Somalia to
fight for that country’s Islamic leaders.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2540336,00.html

===
Bombs kill seven in the Philippines :

Hospital staff said among the dead were two children, boys aged eight and 12.
http://tinyurl.com/yyovo3

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CIA gets the go-ahead to take on Hizbollah :

The Central Intelligence Agency has been authorised to take covert action
against Hizbollah as part of a secret plan by President George W. Bush to help
the Lebanese government prevent the spread of Iranian influence.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16129.htm

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Hamas leader says Israel's existence is a reality :

Hamas acknowledges the existence of Israel as a reality but formal recognition
will only be considered when a Palestinian state has been created, the
movement's exiled leader Khaled Meshaal said on Wednesday.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070110/ts_nm/palestinians_meshaal_dc

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Jewish youth believe Arabs dirty, uneducated:

The poll showed that 75 percent of Jewish students believe that Arabs are
uneducated people, are uncivilized and are unclean.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3350467,00.html

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Jones: US will stand by Israel in face of Iranian threat:

United States Ambassador Richard Jones said on Tuesday that his country was
committed to Israel's security in light of the "serious threat" Iran and Hamas
posed to Israel's existence.
http://tinyurl.com/yz9n9o

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Tories back US action on Iran :

Liam Fox, the shadow Defence Secretary, has backed hawks in the White House by
calling for "nothing to be ruled out" to stop Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article2140280.ece

===
China condemns US sanctions on three firms:

China condemned US sanctions imposed last week on three Chinese companies for
allegedly selling banned weapons to Iran and Syria, calling the accusations
"totally groundless."
http://tinyurl.com/umxdj

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U.S. sends stealth fighter planes to South Korea:

The United States is deploying a squadron of stealth fighters to South Korea, a
U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday, amid speculation that North Korea may
be ready to test a second nuclear device.
http://tinyurl.com/y7cw2u

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Ted Rall: The Fatal Hazing of a Dictator:

Take note, dictators considering an alliance with the United States: we'll throw
you to the wolves as soon as you cease to be useful.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16127.htm

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Prison decried as 'abomination':

A legal aid group representing Guantanamo Bay detainees condemned the U.S.
military prison Tuesday as an ``abomination'' and called on Washington to close
the facility, which opened five years ago this week.
http://snipurl.com/178hi

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In case you missed it:

The Road To Guantanamo:

Video: Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US
custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors
that awaited them there, until finally they were released without charge or
apology.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15880.htm

===
Police Entrapment in Terror Case?

NYC Subway Bomb Plotter Says He Was Set Up By Paid NYPD Informant
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/10/151203

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Venezuela says will not confiscate telecom:

Venezuela on Wednesday ruled out using confiscation to nationalize the country's
largest telecommunications firm CANTV and said it could compensate shareholders
for the planned take-over.
http://snipurl.com/178im

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Chavez to seek unlimited terms :

Chavez, president since 1999, made the comments when he was sworn in for a new
six-year term on Wednesday.
http://snipurl.com/178j8

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Daniel Ortega To Be Sworn In As Nicaraguan President :

Former revolutionary Daniel Ortega will be sworn in as the Nicaraguan President
on Wednesday and his swearing-in ceremony will be attended by some of the United
States' biggest "enemies," including Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Bolivian President
Evo Morales and representatives from Cuba and Iran.
http://snipurl.com/178jr

===
Bill Moyers has harsh words for president, Christian right:

Television journalist Bill Moyers slammed President Bush on Tuesday for "mind-boggling" contempt for
proof of global warming and blamed what he called Bush's dependence on
conservative Christians and multinational corporations.
http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=117351&ran=32353

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EU: Climate change will transform the face of the continent ?":

Europe, the richest and most fertile continent and the model for the modern
world, will be devastated by climate change, the European Union predicts today.
http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2140265.ece

===
Uranium 'killing Italian troops' :

Italian soldiers are still dying following exposure to depleted uranium in the
wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, their relatives say.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6247401.stm

===
Rural town holds Friday 'pig races' to offend Muslims:

4 Minute Video: Members of a small rural town are concerned about plans to build
a mosque in their community.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16124.htm

===
Study: 744,000 homeless people in U.S

A majority of the homeless were single adults, but about 41 percent were in
families, the report said.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16564208/

===

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Tom Feeley's email Reply with quote

“To initiate a war of aggresion…is not only an international crime, it is the
supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it
contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” - Nuremberg Tribunal
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"The US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN
charter." UN Chief Kofi Annan - -September 2004. Source BBC

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"Any excuse will serve a tyrant." : Aesop - (c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek
fabulist Source: The Wolf and the Lamb

===

Read this newsletter online http://tinyurl.com/dy6yy

===
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America'sWar On Iraq 3,024
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The U.S. War On Iraq Costs
$358,287,970,262

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

===

Murtha proposes bill to choke funding for surge

By Eric Pfeiffer

Mr. Murtha said that he doesn't think Democrats can stop Mr. Bush from
instituting the first wave of a troop surge, but that his panel will be able to
pass legislation to stop further waves within a month. "I don't know how many
troops they can get in the field before we get our bill up and passed in the
Congress," he said.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16185.htm

===
John Murtha: “It’s a whole new Ballgame”

By Mike Whitney

Murtha is demanding that the administration “stop extending tours of duty, stop
depleting our strategic reserves, and retrain returning soldiers so they can be
‘recycled’” according to the normal procedures. He knows that the military is
gravely over-stretched, so he’s trying to derail the war with bureaucratic red
tape.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16191.htm

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President Bush: Meet Walter Jones

By Patrick J. Buchanan

I don't believe it. If tomorrow Bush took out Iran's nuclear facilities, would a
Senate that lacks the courage to cut funds for an unpopular war really impeach him for
denying a nuclear capability to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Bush's lawyers would make
the same case Nixon made for the 1970 "incursion" into Cambodia – and even a
Nixon-hating Democratic House did not dare to impeach him for that.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16196.htm

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Where's the outrage?

By Gary Kamiya

A real antiwar movement would end our Iraq disaster. But the middle class
doesn't care enough to protest, so the kids who go to community college will
keep dying.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16195.htm

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Escalation Against Iran

The Pieces Are Being Put in Place

By Col. Sam Gardner

The pieces are moving. They’ll be in place by the end of February. The United
States will be able to escalate military operations against Iran.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16197.htm

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More Blood for Oil

By Carl Bloice

Forget about all that stuff about Ethiopia having a 'tacit' o.k. from Washington to invade Somalia. The decision was made
at the White House and the attack had military support from the Pentagon. The
governments are too much in sync and the Ethiopians too dependent on the U.S. to
think otherwise.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16194.htm

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Chalmers Johnson: Republic or Empire

Audio Interview By Jeff Blankfort

Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback and Sorrows of Empire, discusses the
build-up of the US empire based on Keynesian military spending, its conflicts
with the concept of the US as a republic, and its inevitable downfall.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16189.htm

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"This is the moment freedom begins"

By Bill Moyers:

"Virtually everything the average person sees or hears outside of her own
personal communications, is determined by the interests of private,
unaccountable executives and investors whose primary goal is increasing profits
and raising the country's share price. More insidiously, this small group of elites determine what ordinary people do not see or
hear. "

Audio and transcript This is a must listen / read
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16193.htm

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Bomb blasts in occupied Baghdad leave 109 dead :

An explosion outside a Baghdad university as students were heading home for the
day killed at least 65 people on Tuesday, in the deadliest of several attacks on
predominantly Shiite areas.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070116/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

===
Another 38 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

A total of nine bodies, including a policewoman, were found shot dead on Monday
in different districts of the northern city of Mosul
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16286417.htm

===
Four U.S. occupation force soldiers killed in northern Iraq:

Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a bomb in northern Iraq on Monday, the
military said in a statement on Tuesday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/MAC664150.htm

===
UN : 34,000 Iraqi civilians killed during U.S. occupation in 2006:

Gianni Magazzeni, the chief of the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq in Baghdad,
said 34,452 civilians were killed — an average of 94 per day.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070116/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

===
US, Jordan, Syria Must Open Doors to Iraq Refugees:

The administration should significantly increase the number of Iraqi refugees it
will resettle this year and contribute quickly and generously to the UN refugee
agency's appeal for financial assistance, Human Rights Watch said
http://tinyurl.com/295y6p

===
Spain seeks US soldiers' arrest :

Spain has issued an international arrest warrant for three US soldiers accused
of causing the death of a TV cameraman during the Iraq war.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6268461.stm

===
Officials cagey on driver shot in Iraq:

Foreign Affairs officials have refused to say whether the American contractor
who was shot and killed by Australian troops in Baghdad on Saturday had an
appointment at the Australian embassy.
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/01/15/1168709679797.html

===
Iraqis will never accept this sellout to the oil corporations:

The US-controlled Iraqi government is preparing to remove the country's most
precious resource from national control
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16190.htm

===
Saudi Arabia skeptical about Iraqi government:

President Bush's new plan to save Iraq got a skeptical reception from Saudi
Arabia on Tuesday, as Washington's close ally questioned whether Iraq's weak
government can rein in sectarian tensions and stabilize its neighbor.
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/16472632.htm

===
MSNBC: Saudi Arabia mulls sending troops to Iraq :

NBC News' Andrea Mitchell reported on MSNBC that Saudi Arabia is mulling whether
or not to send troops to Iraq, to "protect their interests" there.
http://tinyurl.com/yf4u4u

===
Iraq vets' suicide rate soars:

While over 3,000 American soldiers have died in hostilities, a growing number have taken their own lives, often because of the
horrors of fighting the war.
http://www.channel4.com/news/special-reports/special-reports-storypage.jsp?id=43
72

===
Service members join war protest:

Several dozen service members joined peace activists today to call for an end to
the war in Iraq, part of a nationwide effort that links a growing group of
active-duty protesters to the peace movement.
http://tinyurl.com/28nkde

===
Mike Whitney: “When will this Nightmare End?”:

The war in Iraq is not an “ideological struggle against Islamic extremism”, as
Bush avers, but a brutal colonial war aimed at Iraqi civilians; the rest is
merely smoke and mirrors.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16188.htm

===
Selective Amnesia:

The pundits who sold the Iraq War change their tune and bury their records.
http://www.amconmag.com/2007/2007_01_15/article1.html

===
Iraq edges closer to Iran, with or without the U.S.:

The Iraqi government is moving to solidify relations with Iran, even as the United States turns up the rhetorical
heat and bolsters its military forces to confront Tehran's influence in Iraq.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16192.htm

===
Dilip Hiro: Cords that cannot be broken:

Several months before his declaration in a televised speech on January 10 that
the Pentagon would go after the Iranian networks in Iraq, President Bush signed
secret orders authorising military action to counter Iran's ambitions in Iraq
and the broader Middle East.
http://tinyurl.com/ynqp32

===
Iranian troops shoot down U.S. spy drone: report :

Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane, local Fars News Agency
reported on Tuesday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16200.htm

===
Allies 'go after' Iran as beefed-up naval force sails for Gulf:

Britain is joining an American military campaign to blunt Iranian influence in
Iraq and the Gulf.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2548888,00.html

===
Russian missiles delivered to Iran: Ivanov:

Russia has delivered new anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran and will consider
further requests by Tehran for defensive weapons, Russian Defense Minister
Sergei Ivanov said on Tuesday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16198.htm

===
Exiles train to overthrow Tehran :

From their base the fighters cross the porous border into Iran to carry out
attacks. Al Jazeera witnessed a group of highly motivated men carry out a mock
attack on Iranian forces.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/AC80DB12-464B-45CE-9B04-05D24AA23390.htm

===
AP: Iran Gets Army Gear in Pentagon Sale :

A Pakistani arms broker convicted of exporting U.S. missile parts to Iran
resumed business after his release from prison. He purchased Chinook helicopter
engine parts for Iran from a U.S. company that had bought them in a Pentagon
surplus sale.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6348793,00.html

===
30 "militant" killed in Pakistan :

Pakistani security forces Tuesday killed at least 30 "militants," including some
foreign fighters, in the South Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan,
a military spokesperson said.
http://www.teluguportal.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=28495

===
President dubs alleged Pearl killer MI6 spy:

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has disclosed that Omar Sheikh, who
kidnapped and murdered American journalist Daniel Pearl and is now facing death
penalty, was actually the British secret Agency MI6’s agent and had executed
certain missions on their behest before coming to Pakistan and visiting
Afghanistan to meet Osama and Mullah Omar.
http://tinyurl.com/h5nu4

===
Israeli, Syrian representatives reach secret understandings :

In a series of secret meetings in Europe between September 2004 and July 2006,
Syrians and Israelis formulated understandings for a peace agreement between
Israel and Syria. The main points of the understandings are as follows:
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/813817.html

===
Turkey plans to extend gas, oil and water pipelines to Israel :

Turkey and Israel have tentatively agreed on building a network of pipelines to
ship oil, natural gas and water from Turkey to Israel, the The Turkish Energy
Ministry said Tuesday.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/814191.html

===
Palestinians harassed by Jewish settler in Hebron cage :

Video obtained by B'Tselem shows just one example of suffering Palestinians
endure on daily basis from Jewish settlers
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16187.htm

===
Prof. Ilan Pappe: The Cleansing of Palestinians:

Audio: Prof. Pappe recounts details of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and
the implications for today. This is a must listen
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16199.htm

===
Olmert to face corruption probe :

Israel's justice ministry has said its chief prosecutor has ordered an
investigation of Ehud Olmert, the country's prime minister, over his alleged role in the privatisation of Israel's second-largest bank.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/523A7F0A-1CDF-42E4-A133-677EE1ABE449.htm

===
Castro prognosis 'very grave' after failed surgery:

Fidel Castro is in a "very grave" condition after three failed operations, a
Spanish newspaper reported today in the first detailed account of the Cuban
leader's illness.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/cuba/story/0,,1991499,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=1

===
Bolivian governor calls off autonomy plans:

The governor of Cochabamba in central Bolivia said on Monday he will stop
pressing for a referendum on regional autonomy, the issue that sparked deadly
street clashes last week
http://tinyurl.com/35x4qa

===
U.S. guns pour into Mexico :

Arms race among drug cartels, end of ban in America result in flood of
high-power weapons over border
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0116americanguns0116.html

===
Italy to give green light to U.S. air base expansion:

Italy will not object to U.S. plans to expand one of the largest American military
bases in Europe, Prime Minister Romano Prodi said on Tuesday, despite divisions
in his centre-left government over the Vicenza air base.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070116/wl_nm/italy_usa_base_dc_4

===
Democrats in Senate Fail to Block Bill on Ethics :

After campaigning for months on a promise to tighten ethics rules, Senate
Democratic leaders tried unsuccessfully Thursday to block a measure that would
shine a light on the shadowy practice of earmarking federal money for lawmakers’
pet projects.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/12/washington/12ethics.html?ref=politics

===
Libby perjury trial will drag in Iraq policy :

The biggest US political court case for decades opened in Washington today when
Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former chief of staff to vice-president Dick Cheney,
went on trial for perjury.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1991787,00.html

===
Passenger wins discrimination case :

John Cerqueira, a US citizen of Portuguese descent, charged that he was removed from a
2003 flight at Boston's Logan International Airport because he appeared Middle
Eastern, and was denied service even after police determined he did not pose a
threat.
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8A828CD3-AA25-4BA6-A9C4-15940CDCE979.htm

===
Big Brother's new toy:

It will be powered by solar energy, and will stay in a geocentric orbit for up
to a year, undetectable by ground-based radar. You can't see it from the ground.
But it can see you.
http://athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=25082

===
Cold Snap Destroys Most Calif. Citrus:

Three nights of freezing temperatures have destroyed up to three-quarters of
California's $1 billion citrus crop, according to an estimate issued Monday as
forecasters warned the weather could continue.
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070116/D8MM27C83.html


===

Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
===
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Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the
subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The
history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the
increase of it: Woodrow Wilson

=
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred
years.
These nations have progressed through this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complaceny to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.
Sir Alex Fraser Tyler: (1742-1813) Scottish jurist and historian


===

Read this newsletter online http://tinyurl.com/dy6yy

===
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,041
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The U.S. War On Iraq Costs
$359,821,930,371

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

===

How Congress Can Stop the Iran Attack

Or be complicit in nuclear war crimes

By Jorge Hirsch

President Bush is invoking his "commander in chief" authority to escalate the
war in Iraq, and he will likely also invoke it to launch an aerial attack
against Iran. Congress has long ago abdicated and delegated to the President its
constitutional responsibility to initiate wars. Yet Congress still has one
surefire way to influence events: it has the constitutional authority to make
the "nuclear option" against Iran illegal. In so doing, it would stop the
relentless drive to war against Iran dead in its tracks.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/31/1/

===
Show Me The Intelligence

By Ray McGovern

Have you noticed? Neither President George W. Bush nor Vice President Dick Cheney have cited any U.S. intelligence assessments to support their fateful
decision to send 21,500 more troops to referee the civil war in Iraq. This is a
far cry from October 2002, when a formal National Intelligence Estimate (NIE)
was rushed through in order to trick Congress into giving its nihil obstat for
the attack on Iraq.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/28/1/

===
Bush’s War on Perception

The bombing of the Golden Mosque

By Mike Whitney

We’ve heard a lot about the bombing of Samarra’s Golden Mosque lately. Bush has
brought it up twice in the last week alone. It’s a critical part of the
administration’s rationale for the occupation of Iraq, so we can expect to be
reminded of it nearly as often as 9-11.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/32/1/

===
The Central Question

By Charley Reese

Government routinely lies, and so do many corporations. That mysterious
commitment to the public good, which once joined Americans from many different
classes and positions, seems to have dissolved. Integrity, which simply means being true regardless of consequences to
one's own beliefs, seems to have no market value in America today.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/30/2/

===
Agents of Influence

By Robert Dreyfuss

Did Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, run a covert program with
operatives in high-level US government positions to influence the Bush
Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq? The FBI wants to know.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16234.htm

===
Rogue State America

By John B. Judis

What exactly are we doing in the horn of Africa, where we have encouraged the
Christian government of Ethiopia to invade Somalia and replace its Islamic
government? As far as I can tell, we have violated international law, committed
war crimes, helped Al Qaeda recruit new members, and involved ourselves in a
guerrilla war that could last decades.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16223.htm

===
One Hundred Years of Jewish Solitude

BY Gilad Atzmon

Zionism is no longer a young movement. It has been almost one hundred and ten
years since the 1st Zionist Congress was held and nearly ninety years have
passed since the Balfour Declaration (1917) was issued. It’s been just under six
decades since the formation of the Jewish State and the mass ethnic cleansing of
the vast majority of the indigenous Palestinian population took place.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/29/1/

===
Israel / Palastine : One Country: Reviewing an Alternative Vision

By Remi Kanazi

A new line of thinking transpired during Ariel Sharon's administration. The
iron-fisted military man, once fixated on annexing the remainder of occupied
Palestine, came to grips with Israel's demographic reality: Israel could not
forever control the occupied territories without eventually assuming
responsibility of its inhabitants.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/27/1/

===
At least 73 killed as U.S occupation continues:

Police found 29 bodies with gunshot wounds to the head and signs of torture in various parts of Baghdad in the 24
hours to Saturday evening
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20547671.htm

===
18 Bodies Found:

Police patrols recovered the bodies of 18 people, including a politician from
Sunni Arab-dominated Fallouja. Some of the corpses bore signs of torture.
http://snipurl.com/17y52

===
Deadliest days for US troops in Iraq:

The U.S. military announced the deaths of 16 soldiers, including 13 killed on
Saturday when a helicopter went down northeast of Baghdad.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L02103499.htm

===
Let them kill us says Sadr :

Iraq's radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr said in an interview published
yesterday in an Italian newspaper that his Mahdi Army militia would not resist
the Iraqi prime minister's planned security crackdown during the month of
Muharram.
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=167791&Sn=WORL&IssueID=29306

===
Kurdish Iraqi soldiers are deserting to avoid the conflict in Baghdad:

Kurdish soldiers from northern Iraq, who are mostly Sunnis but not Arabs, are
deserting the army to avoid the civil war in Baghdad, a conflict they consider
someone else's problem.
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/16502266.htm

===
Andrea heeded America's call, and paid with her life:

All foreigners are targets in Iraq, Americans especially. Even those who come to
the country to do good share the fate of those who come to kill.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2169224.ece

===
Bush Vs. War Powers Act:

The Iraq resolution invoked the War Powers Clause, therefore requiring the
President of the United States to gain congressional approval for all troop
deployment, as stated in Section 2(b) of the War Powers Act, which points to the
Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution as the basis for legislation on
the war powers.
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=340251&rel_no=1

===
War costs to hit $8.4bn per month :

The steadily rising Iraq war price tag will reach about $8.4 billion a month
this year, Pentagon spokesmen said
http://snipurl.com/17y57

===
US plans envision broad attack on Iran -analyst:

U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program
goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the
country, a former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Friday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16233.htm

===
Iran masses troops along borders with Iraq -- source :

A Pishmerga source said that Iran has beefed up its troops stationed along the
main border crossing (Pashmakh), midway between the Kurdish Penjavin city and
the Iranian Miriwan city.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=944040

===
Palestinians Abbas and Meshaal to meet in Damascus :

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal are due to
meet late on Saturday in the Syrian capital to try to solve the political crisis between them, a high level Hamas member said.
http://snipurl.com/l00v

===
Mr Benn where has our £400m Afghan aid money gone?:

Hundreds of millions of pounds in British aid has been pumped into Afghanistan
to help children like little Dawoud. And yet he is dying.
http://snipurl.com/11zwd

===
China Shows Assertiveness in Weapons Test:

China’s apparent success in destroying one of its own orbiting satellites with a
ballistic missile signals that its rising military intends to contest American
supremacy in space, a realm many here consider increasingly crucial to national
security.
http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070120/ZNYT03/701200476

===
Chinese missile destroys satellite in space:

Britain today joined the US, Japan and Australia’s condemnation of China after
the communist country used a ballistic missile to destroy a orbiting satellite.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/19/wchina19.xml

===
In case you missed it:

Beijing secretly fires lasers to disable US satellites:

China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy
satellites by "blinding" their sensitive surveillance devices, it was reported
yesterday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/09/26/wchina226.xml

===
Robert Fisk : Award-winning writer shot by assassin in Istanbul street:

He tried to create a dialogue between the two nations to reach a common
narrative of the 20th century’s first holocaust. And he paid the price : two
bullets shot into his head and two into his body by an assassin in the streets
of Istanbul yesterday afternoon.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16235.htm

===
The Future of Food : Video:

The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth
behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly
filled grocery store shelves for the past decade
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16236.htm


===

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Tom Feeley
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1765) John Adams
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the
subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The
history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the
increase of it: Woodrow Wilson

=
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred
years.
These nations have progressed through this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complaceny to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.
Sir Alex Fraser Tyler: (1742-1813) Scottish jurist and historian


===

Read this newsletter online http://tinyurl.com/dy6yy

===
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,041
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The U.S. War On Iraq Costs
$359,821,930,371

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

===

How Congress Can Stop the Iran Attack

Or be complicit in nuclear war crimes

By Jorge Hirsch

President Bush is invoking his "commander in chief" authority to escalate the
war in Iraq, and he will likely also invoke it to launch an aerial attack
against Iran. Congress has long ago abdicated and delegated to the President its
constitutional responsibility to initiate wars. Yet Congress still has one
surefire way to influence events: it has the constitutional authority to make
the "nuclear option" against Iran illegal. In so doing, it would stop the
relentless drive to war against Iran dead in its tracks.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/31/1/

===
Show Me The Intelligence

By Ray McGovern

Have you noticed? Neither President George W. Bush nor Vice President Dick Cheney have cited any U.S. intelligence assessments to support their fateful
decision to send 21,500 more troops to referee the civil war in Iraq. This is a
far cry from October 2002, when a formal National Intelligence Estimate (NIE)
was rushed through in order to trick Congress into giving its nihil obstat for
the attack on Iraq.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/28/1/

===
Bush’s War on Perception

The bombing of the Golden Mosque

By Mike Whitney

We’ve heard a lot about the bombing of Samarra’s Golden Mosque lately. Bush has
brought it up twice in the last week alone. It’s a critical part of the
administration’s rationale for the occupation of Iraq, so we can expect to be
reminded of it nearly as often as 9-11.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/32/1/

===
The Central Question

By Charley Reese

Government routinely lies, and so do many corporations. That mysterious
commitment to the public good, which once joined Americans from many different
classes and positions, seems to have dissolved. Integrity, which simply means being true regardless of consequences to
one's own beliefs, seems to have no market value in America today.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/30/2/

===
Agents of Influence

By Robert Dreyfuss

Did Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, run a covert program with
operatives in high-level US government positions to influence the Bush
Administration's decision to go to war in Iraq? The FBI wants to know.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16234.htm

===
Rogue State America

By John B. Judis

What exactly are we doing in the horn of Africa, where we have encouraged the
Christian government of Ethiopia to invade Somalia and replace its Islamic
government? As far as I can tell, we have violated international law, committed
war crimes, helped Al Qaeda recruit new members, and involved ourselves in a
guerrilla war that could last decades.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16223.htm

===
One Hundred Years of Jewish Solitude

BY Gilad Atzmon

Zionism is no longer a young movement. It has been almost one hundred and ten
years since the 1st Zionist Congress was held and nearly ninety years have
passed since the Balfour Declaration (1917) was issued. It’s been just under six
decades since the formation of the Jewish State and the mass ethnic cleansing of
the vast majority of the indigenous Palestinian population took place.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/29/1/

===
Israel / Palastine : One Country: Reviewing an Alternative Vision

By Remi Kanazi

A new line of thinking transpired during Ariel Sharon's administration. The
iron-fisted military man, once fixated on annexing the remainder of occupied
Palestine, came to grips with Israel's demographic reality: Israel could not
forever control the occupied territories without eventually assuming
responsibility of its inhabitants.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/27/1/

===
At least 73 killed as U.S occupation continues:

Police found 29 bodies with gunshot wounds to the head and signs of torture in various parts of Baghdad in the 24
hours to Saturday evening
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20547671.htm

===
18 Bodies Found:

Police patrols recovered the bodies of 18 people, including a politician from
Sunni Arab-dominated Fallouja. Some of the corpses bore signs of torture.
http://snipurl.com/17y52

===
Deadliest days for US troops in Iraq:

The U.S. military announced the deaths of 16 soldiers, including 13 killed on
Saturday when a helicopter went down northeast of Baghdad.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L02103499.htm

===
Let them kill us says Sadr :

Iraq's radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr said in an interview published
yesterday in an Italian newspaper that his Mahdi Army militia would not resist
the Iraqi prime minister's planned security crackdown during the month of
Muharram.
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=167791&Sn=WORL&IssueID=29306

===
Kurdish Iraqi soldiers are deserting to avoid the conflict in Baghdad:

Kurdish soldiers from northern Iraq, who are mostly Sunnis but not Arabs, are
deserting the army to avoid the civil war in Baghdad, a conflict they consider
someone else's problem.
http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/16502266.htm

===
Andrea heeded America's call, and paid with her life:

All foreigners are targets in Iraq, Americans especially. Even those who come to
the country to do good share the fate of those who come to kill.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2169224.ece

===
Bush Vs. War Powers Act:

The Iraq resolution invoked the War Powers Clause, therefore requiring the
President of the United States to gain congressional approval for all troop
deployment, as stated in Section 2(b) of the War Powers Act, which points to the
Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution as the basis for legislation on
the war powers.
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=340251&rel_no=1

===
War costs to hit $8.4bn per month :

The steadily rising Iraq war price tag will reach about $8.4 billion a month
this year, Pentagon spokesmen said
http://snipurl.com/17y57

===
US plans envision broad attack on Iran -analyst:

U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program
goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the
country, a former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Friday.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16233.htm

===
Iran masses troops along borders with Iraq -- source :

A Pishmerga source said that Iran has beefed up its troops stationed along the
main border crossing (Pashmakh), midway between the Kurdish Penjavin city and
the Iranian Miriwan city.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=944040

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Palestinians Abbas and Meshaal to meet in Damascus :

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal are due to
meet late on Saturday in the Syrian capital to try to solve the political crisis between them, a high level Hamas member said.
http://snipurl.com/l00v

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Mr Benn where has our £400m Afghan aid money gone?:

Hundreds of millions of pounds in British aid has been pumped into Afghanistan
to help children like little Dawoud. And yet he is dying.
http://snipurl.com/11zwd

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China Shows Assertiveness in Weapons Test:

China’s apparent success in destroying one of its own orbiting satellites with a
ballistic missile signals that its rising military intends to contest American
supremacy in space, a realm many here consider increasingly crucial to national
security.
http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070120/ZNYT03/701200476

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Chinese missile destroys satellite in space:

Britain today joined the US, Japan and Australia’s condemnation of China after
the communist country used a ballistic missile to destroy a orbiting satellite.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/19/wchina19.xml

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In case you missed it:

Beijing secretly fires lasers to disable US satellites:

China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy
satellites by "blinding" their sensitive surveillance devices, it was reported
yesterday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/09/26/wchina226.xml

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Robert Fisk : Award-winning writer shot by assassin in Istanbul street:

He tried to create a dialogue between the two nations to reach a common
narrative of the 20th century’s first holocaust. And he paid the price : two
bullets shot into his head and two into his body by an assassin in the streets
of Istanbul yesterday afternoon.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16235.htm

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The Future of Food : Video:

The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth
behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly
filled grocery store shelves for the past decade
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16236.htm


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Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
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Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August
1765) John Adams
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