In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
=== News Update ===
US BEHIND EXPELLING PARIS AIRPORT MUSLIMS
PARIS — The expulsion of seasonal Muslim workers from the Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris over “security concerns” came under pressures from American and British authorities, sources told IslamOnlne.net.
A source with the Union of Muslim Organizations of Saint Denis said Saint Denis Mayor Jean Francois Cordet had told union’s head Mohammed Hanish at an iftar banquet during the last days of Ramadan about the pressures.
9/11 Another terror plot hoax: British Court Frees Airline Plot Suspects
Two brothers charged in an alleged plot to blow up U.S. bound airliners were released Wednesday after a British court ruled the evidence against them was insufficient to warrant a trial
British universities encouraged to spy on ‘Asian-looking’ students
Lecturers and staff at British universities will be asked to spy on “Asian-looking” and Muslim students they suspect of supporting terrorist acts and involvement in Islamic extremism
Former” terrorist” accepts Amnesty International’s top human rights award
Former president Nelson Mandela on Wednesday accepted the Ambassador of Conscience Award, the most prestigious honour given each year by the human rights group Amnesty International.
THE LIE OF THE CENTURY
The Downing Street Memo is only the beginning of the proof we were all lied to.
“All war is based on deception.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War
There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.
Bush still wants to conquer the world
Ackerman has set out to find out what is going on, in an old-fashioned, reportorial way. He met administration and military obstruction at every step, but has emerged with a relatively clear picture of the base structure that exists or is being built (four huge, isolated or fortified complexes, plus the monstrous “embassy” in the Baghdad Green Zone ), but without an explanation for why they are there.
He thinks that the reason for the lack of explanation is that the Pentagon itself does not know what these bases are for, since George Bush has never told them.
I am appalled that we have a president so inhuman – A life too ordinary
President Bush seems to have been untouched by the burden of war, but this is a sign of weakness rather than a display of strength.
Sometimes it is the little things that reveal so much about the bigger ones. Last Wednesday President Bush met with a group of conservative journalists and talked, extensively and informally, about the war in Iraq. The news lies not in the fact that only conservatives were invited; Bush is not, at least by his actions, president of the United States but only president of the Republicans who happen to live in the United States. Nor was it newsworthy that the president, despite his decision to abandon the language of “stay the course” in Iraq, told these rightwing stalwarts that he was indeed prepared to stay the course.
In the US Empire “Truth is Treason”
The Fear Merchants – An audio essay by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Must listen – Two minute audio
The Spoils of Corruption
The mainstream media, like organized religion, is used to program public perceptions-to steer us away from truth and to perpetuate fairy tales that extol the virtues of bribery, violence, and greed. It makes useful idiots of those who cannot think for themselves and persuades them to act like fools in the eyes of the world.
“Starving The Beast.”
How the Corporatocracy Sets the Rules of the “Game” To Create Peons.
Kicking off with the detailed argument that black voters in Florida were systematically disenfranchised in the 2000 presidential election, the film then pulls double duty: It’s a fine-tooth examination of both the continued, unconstitutional marginalization of black voters in America and the attempts by various political and media machines to crush McKinney in retaliation for her outspokenness on that subject and on the illegality of the war in Iraq.
The Enlightenment of Resistance
Resistance will begin when the many begin the healing of civilization and the planet, when a massive movement commences to purge warmongering leadership from our midst, when a tidal wave of humanity floods the concrete jungles and steel canyons we live in, marching to the drumbeats of peace, non-violence and universal harmony. That is Revolution at the dawn of the 21st century
665,000 Iraqi’s Killed Since U.S Invasion: Lancet Report Co-Author Responds To Question
A recent study published in The Lancet medical journal estimated that 655,000 Iraqi people have been killed as a result of the March 2003 US-UK invasion of Iraq.
“There has never been an American army as violent and murderous as the one in Iraq”
Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh slams Bush at McGill address
Hersh described video footage depicting U.S. atrocities in Iraq, which he had viewed, but not yet published a story about. He described one video in which American soldiers massacre a group of people playing soccer.
Depleted uranium risk ‘ignored‘
UK and US forces have continued to use depleted uranium weapons despite warnings they pose a cancer risk, a BBC investigation has found.
America’s Greatest Crime : Military Use Of DU
American Use Of DU is “A crime against humanity which may, in the eyes of historians, rank with the worst atrocities of all time.” US Iraq Military Vets “are on DU death row, waiting to die.”
UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY DECLARES SADDAM DETENTION AND TRIAL ILLEGAL AS A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
An United Nations expert human rights law body has declared the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein before an Iraqi special court is illegal because it violates the right to fair trial under international law.
Baghdad is under siege
Sunni insurgents have cut the roads linking the city to the rest of Iraq. The country is being partitioned as militiamen fight bloody battles for control of towns and villages north and south of the capital. As American and British political leaders argue over responsibility for the crisis in Iraq, the country has taken another lurch towards disintegration. Well-armed Sunni tribes now largely surround Baghdad and are fighting Shia militias to complete the encirclement. The Sunni insurgents seem to be following a plan to control all the approaches to Baghdad. They have long held the highway leading west to the Jordanian border and east into Diyala province. Now they seem to be systematically taking over routes leading north and south…
Saudi study: Iraq a ‘lost battle’
Damning analysis says all indications point to current state of civil war, disintegration of Iraqi state.
U.S. “blunders” in Iraq are staggering
U.S. officials on the bases paid cash to fly-by-night Iraqi agents to cart away new vehicles and spare parts – along with generators – that had been left behind by Saddam’s army. The Iraqis then sold the valuable equipment in Syria and Jordan and paid kickbacks to the U.S. officials.
Good tidings from the Islamic army in Iraq : a ground to ground missile, christened Abir
Your brothers in the Islamic Army in Iraq announce the best tidings of what the Lord has granted them with his generosity and his success and enabled your brothers in the Industry and in the development section to produce a ground to ground missile able to reach 20 kilometers and carries an explosive device weighing 20 kilograms. We have christened this missile (Abir) to remind the Islamic nation, our sister Abir’s wounds (the daughter of al Mahmudya) whom the Occupation maculated her chastity and who went to her creator complaining about her bloodthirsty US enemy and the weakness of her Nation…
A truly scary Iraq scenario
The astounding arrogance that underwrites Bush’s smug determination to keep killing and maiming tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of people is no different than that of Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Both knew the war was a failure, but determined to “stay the course” for a decade out of a misguided belief in protecting an image of American infallibility that was paired with shameful political motives.
Military Charts Movement of Conflict in Iraq Toward Chaos
The slide shows Iraq as moving sharply away from “peace,” an ideal on the far left side of the chart, to a point much closer to the right side of the spectrum, a red zone marked “chaos.”
U.S. Soldier Charged With Premeditated Murder of 3 Iraqi Detainees
The case is one of two involving soldiers from the division accused of killing Iraqis during a deployment to Iraq that ended in September.
Child victims of Iraq’s war trouble U.S. medics
Staff at the U.S. military hospital in Baghdad are used to horrific injuries but when the limp, bullet-riddled body of a 5-year-old Iraqi boy was zipped up in a grotesquely oversized bodybag, it was different. It got worse when they heard he was shot by an American.
A Real American Hero: Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
The true stories of how American troops, killed in Iraq, actually died keep spilling out this week. Now we learn, thanks to a reporter’s FOIA request, that one of the first women to die in Iraq shot and killed herself after objecting to harsh “interrogation techniques.”
Dahr Jamail: U.S. Military Adopts Desperate Tactics
Increased violence is being countered by harsh new measures across the Sunni-dominated al-Anabar province west of Baghdad, residents say.
U.S. deaths in Iraq for October hit 104
The U.S. military reported the death of a soldier in fighting yesterday in volatile Anbar province west of Baghdad, raising to 104 the number of American service members killed in combat in October — the fourth deadliest month since the war began.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 31 October 2006.
- US troops gun down local man in ‘Anah.
- Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in al-Fallujah.
- Four US troops reported killed in Resistance ambush in at-Tarimiyah Tuesday morning.
- Resistance fighters battle puppet police in al-Fallujah Tuesday morning.
- Resistance bomb destroys mercenary security guard car in al-Fallujah reportedly killing all aboard.
- Resistance men battle US troops in al-Fallujah Monday night.
- Resistance ambushes US column in al-Fallujah Monday afternoon.
- Resistance bomb targets puppet “National Guards” in al-Fallujah Monday afternoon.
- Puppet policeman killed in Resistance bombing in southeastern Baghdad.
- US seals off al-’Amiriyah in western Baghdad, launches massive searches.
- Resistance bomb destroys puppet “Nationarl Guard” Humvee in Tikrit.
- Four US troops reported killed in Resistance ambush in at-Tarimiyah Tuesday morning.
- Resistance fighters attack puppet police station in Bayji on Monday.
- Bodies of executed puppet troops found near Ba’qubah Tuesday afternoon.
- Resistance sharpshooter kills Iraqi puppet soldier in al-Yusufiyah.
- Resistance bomb targets puppet police official in Kirkuk.
- US troops open fire on car in al-Mawsil, killing three Iraqis
Over 80 people victims of possible extrajudicial execution in Pakistan
Amnesty International is concerned that at least 82 people in a madrassa (religious school) may have been extrajudicially executed in an aerial attack at dawn of 30 October in Bajaur. No attempt appears to have been made to arrest the victims who were described by army spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan as some 70 to 80 “militants”
Report: U.S. led Pakistan school attack that killed 80
A senior Pakistani intelligence source told the network Pakistani helicopters joined Monday’s operation after an unmanned drone fired two missiles at the Islamic school near the Afghanistan border.
Residents linking U.S. to deadly attack in Pakistan
A day after Pakistan’s deadliest attack of the “global war on terror,” residents say that U.S. surveillance drones fired at least some of the missiles that killed an estimated 80 people in a religious school near the Afghan border.
Inquiry urged into Pakistan raid
Human Rights Watch has urged Pakistan to allow an independent inquiry into Monday’s bombing of an Islamic school in which 80 people were killed.
Afghan Bomb Kills 3 NATO Occupation Force Soldiers
A roadside bomb ripped through a NATO vehicle, killing three soldiers on patrol in a mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan.
9 Killed as Israel launches major attack on occupied Gaza
Some 60 people were wounded as troops, backed by tanks and helicopter gunships, carried out the raid.
Video Shows Unarmed Palestinian Shot By Israeli Occupation Forces
Israeli Minister: Treat Gaza like Chechnya
Lieberman’s cabinet debut: ‘Emulate Russia’s treatment of Chechnya
Pause for Peace
HERE in Gaza, few dream of peace. For now, most dare only to dream of a lack of war. It is for this reason that Hamas proposes a long-term truce during which the Israeli and Palestinian peoples can try to negotiate a lasting peace.
Zionists seek to silence critics of US policy toward Israel
Prominent Zionist groups and individuals in the US are conducting a campaign of intimidation against liberal and left-wing critics of the Israeli regime and Washington’s policy toward Israel.
Israel’s New Arsenal
What bizarre science-fiction horrors have to occur before the American media wakes up to the strange war that Israel is prosecuting against Palestinian and Lebanese civilians?
Bahrain clamps down on talks of ‘spy’ allegations
Bahrain has censored local and foreign Internet sites for discussing a report by an alleged British spy who claimed to have uncovered a plot to maintain Sunni domination of the Gulf kingdom,
US-Latin American Relations
Measuring The Rise or Fall of US Power : A realistic analysis demonstrates that political interventions, class conflict and international markets play a major role in shaping US-Latin American relations and more particularly the ascent and decline of US imperial power, social revolutionary forces and the other political variants in between.
Alleged al Qaeda agent Padilla claims torture
Presiding U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Monday gave the U.S. attorney’s office until November 14 by to respond to Padilla’s allegations, according to an order released by the court.
Maine activist arrested while wearing terrorist costume, carrying toy gun
The lawyer who divulged President George W. Bush’s drunken-driving arrest days before the 2000 election was arrested Tuesday after he was spotted on a highway overpass wearing an Osama bin Laden Halloween costume and holding a toy gun.
The theft of American elections is a media issue
ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and the AP own the exit polls and have defied John Conyers’ request for the raw data, keeping that data secreted from even qualified independent researchers.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW