In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Eid Mubarak Syawal 1 , 1427 H
May Allah accept from us and you.
=== News Update ===
Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 655,000
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2811
Cost of America’s War in Iraq $337,580,504,977 – See the cost in your community
The real problem is that it is illegal for one country to invade another country
Much has changed in the way the mainstream media deal with the war in Iraq. Most commentators now acknowledge the war is a disaster and will hurt the Republicans badly in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
But one thing hasn’t changed — the willingness to believe that the motives for war, however misguided, were basically honourable. So the criticism centres instead on the Bush administration’s inept handling of the war.
Torture as a tool of democracy
The existence of a clandestine network of CIA prisons where suspected Al Qaeda terrorists and other alleged Islamic militants are held and tortured to obtain information first was revealed by the Washington Post’s Dana Priest in a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning reports. Ron Suskind’s excellent account of the war on terror, “The One Percent Doctrine,” sketched in further insights. British journalist Stephen Grey now builds on that work in “Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program.” His account is an impressively detailed investigation that includes original reporting, public documents and a rather remarkable number of on-the-record interviews.
Murdered in broad daylight – California Muslim woman victim of racist atrocity
The brutal murder of a Muslim woman in Fremont, Calif., has sent a wave of fear through the city’s Afghani community. On Oct. 19, Alia Ansari was walking down a residential street with her 3-year-old daughter when a man stopped his car, stepped out and shot her once in the head. He then got back in the car and sped away.
Christian Zionism: An Egregious Threat to U.S. – Middle East Understanding
10/27/06 “CNI” — – Christian Zionism, a belief that paradise for Christians can only be achieved once Jews are in control of the Holy Land, is gathering strength in the United States and forging alliances that are giving increasingly weird shape to American policy toward the Middle East. The nature of the movement and its detrimental impact on policy was the subject of the 22nd Capitol Hill public hearing presented by the Council for the National Interest yesterday.
The Myth of the “Anfal Genocide”. Did Saddam Hussein “Kill the Kurds”?
Many crimes against Iraq have been justified by the demonization of Saddam Hussein. Invasion was justified by claims that he possessed “weapons of mass destruction,” had ties to al-Qaeda, and posed a threat to the territorial United States.
The claims turned out to be lies. There were no “weapons of mass destruction” or programs to develop them. There were no ties to al-Qaeda. He did not threaten U.S. territory.
Ethnic Cleansing in a Baghdad Neighborhood?
U.S. soldiers have uncovered evidence that one Shi’ite militia is engaged in a systematic campaign of violence and intimidation to clear out Sunni residents
US airstrike kills six civilians in occupied Iraq
Six Iraqis, including three women and two children, have been killed in a US air strike in the city of Ramadi in western Iraq, a doctor said.
October a dark month for US as toll hits 98
OCTOBER became the deadliest month for US soldiers in Iraq in nearly two years with the announcement of the death of a US Marine in the western Anbar province.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 28 October 2006.
- US Marine reported killed by Resistance sharpshooter’s bullet in al-Hadithah Friday morning.
- · Heavy fighting reported in ar-Ramadi Friday afternoon.
- · Three US troops reported killed in Resistance ambush in Samarra’ market Friday morning.
- Resistance, Iraqi puppet forces engage in combat near the Saudi border in western Iraq’s al-Anbar Province Saturday night.
- Resistance mounts attacks on US forces in al-Fallujah Saturday.
- Violent battle in al-Fallujah leaves three US soldiers reported dead.
- Five civilians killed in US air raid in southern ar-Ramadi at dawn Saturday.
- US troops, equipment deploy in force in ar-Ramadi, seizing control of the city and launching house-to-house raids.
- US seals off al-Fallujah, launches mass raids and arrests.
- Resistance fighter assault puppet “Interior Ministry Shock Troop” check point in Baghdad Saturday afternoon.
- On Friday another 45 Iraqi puppet troops were abducted elsewhere in Diyala Province.
- Resistance fighters abduct 11 more puppet army troops near al-’Azim in Diyala Province.
NATO blasted for Afghan civilian deaths
NATO-led troops are not doing enough to protect civilians during military operations in Afghanistan, and the deaths of noncombatants are turning the population against the Western alliance, Human Rights Watch said.
Fresh fighting engulfs ‘Taliban-free’ region
Appeals to Nato nations with troops stationed in less hostile regions of Afghanistan, such as Germany, Turkey and France, have become increasingly vociferous in recent weeks with Nato commanders stating that they are 2,500 men short of the force they require.
German paper publishes new Afghan skull photos
BERLIN (Reuters) – A German newspaper on Saturday published new photographs purporting to show German soldiers desecrating human bones in Afghanistan, including a mock execution of a skeleton assembled from various human remains.
The Lancet on Southern Lebanon: Yet another country infested with cluster bombs
After Vietnam, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, southern Lebanon has become the latest horrific example of the consequences of international inaction over cluster bombs. In a report released last week, Foreseeable harm: the use and impact of cluster munitions in Lebanon: 2006, the UK organisation Landmine Action estimates, based on field research, that on average three or four civilians have been killed or injured by submunitions from cluster bombs every day since the ceasefire in August. 35% are children, who pick up these often brightly coloured, sometimes ball-shaped objects. In addition, farmers’ harvests are impeded, and schools, roads, houses, and gardens are still littered with unexploded munitions.
Mystery of Israel’s secret uranium bomb
Alarm over radioactive legacy left by attack on Lebanon
Did Israel use a secret new uranium-based weapon in southern Lebanon this summer in the 34-day assault that cost more than 1,300 Lebanese lives, most of them civilians?
An enigma that only the Israelis can fully explain
If the Israelis or the Americans want to avoid accusations, at the very least, of a cavalier attitude to the use of nuclear waste products, they need to explain what was in that bomb and why it was there.
US terror law ‘could violate international treaties’
Washington’s new anti-terrorism law could end up violating international treaties protecting detainees, with some provisions denying suspects the right to a fair trial, a key UN rights expert said today.
Swiss Find Evidence of CIA Spy Attempt
BERN, Switzerland (AP) – Swiss authorities have found enough evidence to seek a full investigation into allegations the CIA was trying to obtain personal details of about 500 labor union members, most of them Arabs, officials said Friday.
Airport screeners fail to see most test bombs
Screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the starting points for the Sept. 11 hijackers, failed 20 of 22 security tests conducted by undercover U.S. agents last week, missing concealed bombs and guns at checkpoints throughout the major air hub’s three terminals, according to federal security officials.
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