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|"If they do it, it's terrorism, if we do it, it's fighting for freedom." -
Anthony Quainton, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1984: Anthony Quainton - Source:
Off the record response of the Ambassador to a group of concerned U.S. citizens
when asked to explain the difference between U.S. government actions in
Nicaragua and the violence it condemns as terrorism elsewhere in the world.
It is in the nature of imperialism that citizens of the imperial power are
always among the last to know--or care--about circumstances in the colonies:
The president has adopted a policy of 'anticipatory self-defense' that is
alarmingly similar to the policy that imperial Japan employed at Pearl Harbor,
on a date which, as an earlier American president said it would, lives in
infamy. Franklin D. Roosevelt was right, but today it is we Americans who live
in infamy: Arthur Schlesinger.
The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make
them long for it: Louis Simpson
I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who
have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who
cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. Some of these young men
think that war is all glory but let me say war is all hell: William Tecumseh
"The greatest spiritual practise is to transform love into service": Sai Baba
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least
655,000 + +
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America'sWar On Iraq 3,115
The U.S. War On Iraq Costs
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From the Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Iraq
By Craig Unger
The same neocon ideologues behind the Iraq war have been using the same
tactics—alliances with shady exiles, dubious intelligence on W.M.D.—to push for
the bombing of Iran. As President Bush ups the pressure on Tehran, is he
planning to double his Middle East bet?
How Not to Inflame Iraq
By Javad Zarif
Iranian ambassador to the United Nations
The American administration can also contribute to ending the current nightmare
— and preventing future ones — by recognizing that occupation and the threat or
use of force are not merely impermissible under international law, but indeed
imprudent in purely political calculations of national interest.
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The World Can't Wait, Won't Wait, Isn't Waiting
Cynthia McKinney Speech
Kuala Lumpur Peace Conference
"Something is happening in our world!" The world's marginalized, exploited, and
dispossessed are taking center stage because they have decided to defy imperial
domination. They are saying that resource wars that hurt the masses and benefit
the few are illegal, immoral, and just plain wrong.
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U.S. Caves In on North Korea
By Mike Whitney
There’s been plenty of saber rattling and bold talk about forcing North Korea to
abandon its nuclear weapons program, but after a 6 year standoff, Bush has
decided to give in to Kim Jung Il’s demands.
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Jonah Goldberg's Gambling Debt
Will the Tribune Company Pay It Off?
By Jeff Cohen
There are many shades of rightwing punditry in our country. Among the shadiest is Jonah Goldberg.
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Canadian, U.S. and Mexican officials held secretive meeting on integration
By Kelly Patterson
CanWest News Service
Canadian, U.S. and Mexican politicians discussed using "stealth" to overcome
public resistance to the integration of the three countries at a confidential
meeting last year, according to documents just released under U.S. Freedom of
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Iraq: At least 70 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:
Gunmen shot dead 14 men from the same Sunni Arab family near the town of Balad,
north of Baghdad, after storming two neighbouring homes and separating the men
from the women and children, police said. A 15th man, shot six times, is in
critical condition in hospital.
U.S. occupation forces kill 45 civilians, 13 Iraqi fighters in Baghdad
Police and hospital officials in the area offered a conflicting accounts, saying
the airstrike hit the village of Zaidan, south of Abu Ghraib and flattened four
houses, killing 45 people, including women, children and old people.
Marine 'congratulated' men for murder of Iraqi civilian: witness :
A US Marine squad leader congratulated soldiers "for getting away with murder"
after an Iraqi civilian was bound and shot dead at point-blank range, a military
court has heard.
US fears Iraqi insurgents have better missiles as helicopter is downed :
Fears that Iraqi insurgents may be using either improved missiles or better
tactics mounted after the fifth helicopter in just over two weeks was shot down
by an anti-aircraft missile north-west of Baghdad.
US detains Iraq minister in raid :
US and Iraqi forces have detained the deputy health minister during a raid on
the Health Ministry building in central Baghdad, a ministry spokesman and
Iranian official: U.S. seeks to mask failure in Iraq by scapegoating Iran: I
ran's ambassador to the United Nations said in a commentary published Thursday
that the United States was trying to use Iran as its "scapegoat" for the failed
policy in Iraq and called on the U.S. to cooperate to end violence in the
Iran will defend itself with 'worldwide strike' if attacked:
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has today warned that if under attack,
Iran will hit back at US interests worldwide.
Iran tests missiles "able to sink big warships":
"These missiles, with a maximum range of 350 km (220 miles), can hit different
kinds of big warships in all of the Persian Gulf, all of the Sea of Oman and the
north of the Indian Ocean," senior Revolutionary Guards naval commander Ali
Iran says CIA, Mossad spy ring detected:
Iran's intelligence minister said Thursday the government had detected a network
of US and Israeli spies, and detained a second group of people who planned to go
abroad for espionage training, state television reported.
Rice confronted over Iran evidence :
Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, has been confronted in congress
over the US administration's failure to provide firm evidence for Iran's alleged
nuclear weapons development.
Alliance split over Iran nuclear defiance :
Europeans are accusing Americans of strong-arming them into cracking down on Iran in the latest
trans-Atlantic conflict, a dispute that is straining efforts to maintain a joint
front on Tehran over its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment.
We must oppose any attack on Iran:
We Iranians, MPs and campaigners demand that the British government oppose and
condemn any form of military confrontation with Iran.
Poll: Forty percent of U.S. voters believe the Israel Lobby has been a key
factor in going to war in Iraq and now confronting Iran:
A new poll commissioned by the Council for the National Interest Foundation
shows that a significant number of Americans are wary of the power of the Israel
lobby, and believe it is behind the invasion of Iraq and the current belligerent
tone of the White House and Congress toward Iran.
Israel, U.S. begin discussions on renewal of foreign aid package :
The Bush administration this week asked Congress for $2.4 billion in financial
aid for Israeli security needs, the highest amount possible under America's
current agreement with Israel.
Palestinians agree on unity government: -
Rival Palestinian factions reached a comprehensive deal Thursday on forming a
government of national unity at marathon talks in Mecca, officials from both
Israeli PM to U.K.: Enact law prohibiting IDF officers' arrest in Britain :
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked British Foreign Minister Margaret Becket on
Wednesday to enact a law preventing the arrest of Israel Defense Forces officers
in British territory, during their meeting in Jerusalem.
Britain is a 'police state for Muslims' :
"It's a police state for Muslims," Mr Bakr told the BBC. " It's not a police state for
everyone else, because these terror laws are designed specifically for Muslims,"
Pakistani agent shot dead :
A Pakistani intelligence official has been killed in a semi-autonomous tribal
region in the country's northwest, government officials have said.
US set for North Korea climbdown:
The US was set for embarrassing climbdown as a new round of six-nation talks
over North Korea opened today, offering the best hope of a breakthrough since
the standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme began in 2002.
Political fudge can't hide sham of Hicks charges:
So after five years all we have are these pathetic and phoney charges. But David
Hicks is still not charged. The United States is walking all over the Prime Minister's mid-February deadline
Chris Hedges: The Christian Right’s War on America:
Robert Scheer and James Harris speak with Chris Hedges, the veteran journalist
and author of the new book “American Fascists,” about the threat of the radical
Christian movement, and about how getting it right on Iraq ended his
relationship with The New York Times.
Cheney Surprised by Libby's Account:
Libby's account of the conversation came near the end of nearly eight hours of
audiotapes of his 2004 grand jury testimony that prosecutors finished playing at
his trial Wednesday.
Exxon Record Shows Company Took Less Profit In Run Up To The Election;:
The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) said today's earnings
reports show that industry leaders cut domestic refining profits in the run-up
to the November election in order to lower gasoline prices, very likely hoping to influence
the mid-term election.
Bush's uncle tangled in options probe:
President George W. Bush's uncle, William H.T. "Bucky" Bush, was part of a group
of outside directors at a defense contractor who realized about $6 million in
unauthorized pay from an options backdating scheme, according to U.S. securities
HSBC warns over US mortgage bad debt:
HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, last night gave warning that bad debts in its
troubled US mortgage lending business would be 20 per cent higher than forecast.
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