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Dictatorship : CIA-Sponsored Kidnappings And Torture Undermine Anti-Terror Efforts
Imagine agents of a foreign government say, Russia or China deciding that certain Americans might be plotting against their country. Imagine those agents seizing the Americans while they’re on vacation abroad. Imagine those agents then secretly transporting the Americans for interrogation to a third country notorious for its use of torture in interrogations, where they are no surprise tortured.
Dictatorship : The Power of Nightmares
In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares. The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares.
War Crime : Hiroshima, the pictures they didn’t want us to see
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed about 250.000 people and became the most dreadful slaughter of civilians in modern history. However, for many years there was a curious gap in the photographic records.
War Criminal : Mahathir fires war crimes volley at Bush
Malaysia’s former premier and outspoken critic of the West Mahathir Mohamed yesterday slammed US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair as war criminals and murderers.
Abu Ghraib: “Man In the Hood” provides testimony at War Crimes Conference
It was a moving experience for me to to meet Professor Ali Shalah, a man of tremendous courage and determination. Professor Ali Shalah has given us the strength to challenge the war criminals in high office and ultimately bring them to justice.
Global Research will shortly be publishing the full transcript of Professor Ali Shalah’s presentation to the War Crimes Venue in Kuala Lumpur. Being a scholar and a theologian, professor Shalah was able to describe and analyse his detention and torture in the hands of the US military. There are 150,000 prisoners in Iraq who are illegally detained by Occupaiton forces in violation of the Geneva Convention. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which has a mandate under Geneva convention has no access to to thousands of detainees.
9/11 Military: No Gitmo guard abuse evident
An Army officer who investigated possible abuse at Guantanamo Bay after some guards purportedly bragged about beating detainees found no evidence they mistreated the prisoners — although he did not interview any of the alleged victims, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
9/11 : Kentucky Teacher Placed In Psych Ward For Declaring 9/11 Was An ‘Inside Job’
Michael Cook has been persecuted and placed in a psychiatric ward simply for saying 9/11 was an inside job and possessing firearms registered legally in Kentucky.
His story is just another in a long line cases where law abiding citizens have been systematically deprived of their due process rights and trampled on by a fascist mindset controlling America.
Who Are The Real Terrorists In Iraq?
An article in the Sunday Telegraph this weekend pointed towards evidence that an secretive and elite unit of the British army is actively engaged in recruiting and training Iraqi insurgents and terrorists as double agents.
ATTENTION IRAQI PEOPLE: You are being played for suckers. That isn’t Sunni killing Shia or Shia killing Sunni. It’s the US and UK tricking you all into killing each other, so you won’t unite against the invaders.
Smarten up. That smelly dude trying to talk you into killing your neighbors is working for the enemy.
Fourth Anniversary of Powell’s Lies
Editor’s Note: On Feb. 5, 2003, Colin Powell – then considered one of the most trustworthy leaders in the United States – went before the United Nations and made the case for a preemptive invasion of Iraq, a presentation that we now know was replete with false claims and exaggerated evidence.
But the impact of Powell’s speech on U.S. public opinion then cannot be overstated. Powell effectively de-legitimized the war’s opponents and turned the major U.S. news media into a virtual monolith of misguided consensus for the invasion.
CREW’s Latest Report reveals 25 Most Corrupt Members of the Bush Administration
Today, CREW released a new report, “Criminals and Scoundrels: The 25 Most Corrupt Members of the Bush Administration.” The full report with exhibits can be found here.
CREW found and documented more than more than 160 cases of misconduct over the last six years and then narrowed the list based on type of offense, the official’s level of responsibility and the impact on the public trust. The majority of the officials in the report have been convicted of crimes, are currently under criminal investigation, or are being investigated by the inspector generals of their respective agencies.
Killing Of 16 Children Sparks War In Fallujah City
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 (Bernama) — The killing of hundreds of people in Fallujah was sparked off when children below the age of 16 demonstrated in the streets of the city protesting against the American occupation of their school and the invasion of Iraq, a war crime victim told a war conference, here Wednesday.
Rattling the Cage: It’s Bush vs. America – and Bush wins
You watch these clowns in Congress, these eunuchs who don’t have the balls to even pass what a Bush ally laughed off as a “confetti resolution” – a symbolic statement that wouldn’t force Bush to withdraw but would at least officially express Congress’s opinion in favor of withdrawal.
Please do not touch my…Democracy
Do you want to hear the latest joke ? Seriously now do you ?
Al Maliki, Iranqi’s PM , our visionary of the 21st century, is worried that other Arab countries will envy his democracy. I am not kidding you. He said so himself.
He used the word “fear”. Arab countries fear the new democracy that has become Iranq, because other Arab countries are Dictatorships a la Saddam Hussein style . I wish they were but unfortunately they are not. Had they been , Iraq would still be Iraq and not Iranq.
Billions missing: Bremer quizzed over cash for Iraq
Paul Bremer told a Congressional committee investigating allegations of waste and fraud that he had done his best to kick-start Iraq’s economy. – Much of the money went missing and critics say there was no system to track how it was used.
War is a racket! $12 Billion Missing: Waste in War: Where Did All the Iraq Reconstruction Money Go?
In his opening statement, Rep. Waxman claimed $12 billion dollars were sent to Iraq between May 2003 and June 2004 and is unaccounted for by the U.S. government.
In case you missed it: Video – Iraq’s Missing Billions
Exposed: How American Contractors With The Help Of U.S. Government Raped Iraq
U.S. soldiers indicted in Iraq kickback probe
Three Army Reserve officers and a U.S. contractor were indicted Wednesday as part of a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars of Iraq reconstruction projects to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars, jewelry and other pricey goods.
El Paso Corp. to pay $7.7 million U.N. oil-for-food fine
Houston-based El Paso Corp. will pay more than $7.7 million to settle claims it purchased oil knowing some of the money went for illegal kickbacks to the former Iraqi government through a United Nations-sponsored humanitarian program.
Luana Martiri, Iraq “I discovered I was made pregnant by a rapist”
BAGHDAD, 7 Feb 2007 (IRIN) – “I’m a 22-year-old Christian student in Iraq. Two months ago I was raped by an Iraqi soldier following a raid at my home.
“I thought very hard before agreeing to tell my story. But I cannot allow other girls to suffer the same violence I suffered. in addition to being discriminated against and lacking support.
Kirkuk Arabs face relocation
Kirkuk has been home to a mixed population of Kurds, Arabs, Turkomans and Assyrians for centuries [AFP]
An Iraqi government committee has decided to relocate tens of thousands of Arabs currently living in the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk.
The Iraqi Higher Committee for the Normalization of Kirkuk ruled that Arabs descended from those who moved to the city after 1957 would be returned to their original home towns and given compensation.
Second swipe at US from Abe’s cabinet
A SECOND member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet, Foreign Minister Taro Aso, has criticised the US campaign in Iraq, describing Washington’s strategy as “very childish”.
7 Killed as helicopter confirmed down in Iraq
Witnesses said the helicopter had been shot down in a field in the Sheik Amir area northwest of Baghdad, sending smoke rising from the scene, in a Sunni-dominated area between the Taji air base 20km north of Baghdad and Garma, 30km to the west of the capital.
All 7 aboard killed in copter crash, U.S. says
Official says chopper not hit by hostile fire, but Iraqi insurgents claim attack
US soldier killed by anti-occupation forces in Baghdad
A US soldier was killed by an Iraqi resistance gunman southwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, A Multi-National Forces (MNF) statement said on Wednesday.
Italy to try U.S. soldier for agent’s death
A Rome judge on Wednesday ordered a U.S. soldier to stand trial on homicide charges for shooting dead an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq in 2005 as he was escorting a newly freed hostage to safety, prosecutors said.
British took part in friendly fire inquiry which cleared US pilots
The American gov´t lied to the people, the British government lied to the people, the German government lied to the people….. This is democracy and government BY the people???
Transcript and video: US friendly fire killing of British soldier
Transcript from a leaked cockpit video of the attack in which a British soldier, Lance-Corporal of Horse Matty Hull, was killed by friendly fire in Iraq. The US military haD refused to release the footage
Slaughter and Spin in the Battle for Najaf
It has been cast as a ferocious battle against a mighty opponent: a fanatical “apocalyptic cult” storming the holy city of Najaf with hundreds of warriors led by a self-proclaimed Islamic Messiah, their frenzy quelled only at the last moment by a massive intervention of American firepower
US refusenik officer calls Iraq war illegal
An army lieutenant who said he refused to be deployed to Iraq because he believed the war was illegal will take the stand in his own defence, his lawyer said.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 6 February 2007.
- Iraqi “commanders” of Bush – al-Maliki Offensive against Baghdad population named.
- Resistance fighters ambush US patrol 1km from “Green Zone” Tuesday as a reported 13 American troops die in Baghdad Tuesday.
- Resistance bomb leaves US soldier dead near al-Hillah Monday afternoon.
- British headquarters in al-Basrah shelled Tuesday afternoon.
- Resistance bomb kills three puppet policemen in al-Baghdadi Monday evening.
- Resistance bombards US base near al-Fallujah Monday night.
- Resistance fighters repulse sectarian militiamen intent on expelling Sunnis from south Baghdad district.
- US forces carry out mass arrests in Bayji on Monday.
- Joint force of puppet troops, Shi‘i sectarian militia raid Sunni area in al-Basrah.
More settlers videos: “We killed Jesus, we are proud of it!”
British film crew threatened by druken settler in Hebron: Tel Rumeida is a small Palestinian neighborhood deep in the West Bank city of Hebron. Palestinian families from whom these settlers occupied lands, live directly next to these settlers and are often virtual prisoners in their homes, subject to the settlers’ violent attacks and destruction of property.
This is the pretty face of the occupation, trust me. And if you missed the previous two parts of our lovely occupiers, you can still check them here and here.
This is why we all LOVE these settlers, yeah…!
Pre-Emptive Strike Against Chirac
For a long time, there has been an unwritten law that only Jews (at risk of being called “self-hating”) may criticize Zionism. But things have gone too far. This aggressive paranoia of Israel is not just a “Jewish question”, it is dragging the whole world into disaster.
Racist Zionist Islamophobia, Sacrilege & Palestinian Genocide
ImageAPARTHEID ISRAEL has imposed restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third-holiest site (the site of the Prophet Muhammad’s ascension) – only Muslim men who are married, over 45 years old and have a blue Israeli identity card, as well as all Muslim women, will have access to the Temple Mount. Muslim leaders have protested the restriction of religious observance and threat to the foundations of the mosque
Muslim protests as Israel digs at holy site
Israeli archaeologists began digging up a stone ramp near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday, bringing immediate protests from Palestinians and condemnation from the king of Jordan.
PCHR Calls for Immediate Intervention to Stop the Destruction of Islamic Holy Sites in Occupied Jerusalem
PCHR calls upon the international community represented by governments and international organizations, specifically UNESCO, to intervene immediately to put an immediate end to Israeli destruction of Islamic holy sites in occupied Jerusalem, especially around Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Centre appeals to these bodies to take immediate action to stop Israeli excavations, and to provide protection for Palestinians and their rights, especially their cultural and religious rights; and provide protection for Islamic holy sites, which are an important part of human culture and civilization. The destruction of Islamic holy sites constitutes a flagrant violation of International Humanitarian Law and International Law, especially the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949), which prohibits the destruction of civilian properties.
Dozens of Bedouin left homeless after six houses destroyed in Negev
The Interior Ministry and the Israel Lands Administration on Wednesday razed six homes occupied by some 70 Bedouin in “an unrecognized village” in the Negev.
Bomb blasts kill eight in occupied Afghanistan
A series of bomb blasts in occupied Afghanistan has killed eight police and guards in the latest attacks linked to the Taliban “insurgency.”
Italy tells Canada, other allies, to butt out of its Afghan policy decisions
Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema sent a protest letter to six allied countries Tuesday, accusing them of interfering in Italian affairs with their public appeal for Rome to keep its troops in Afghanistan.
Truth or Consequences: Some Questions for President Bush
President Bush makes a big deal out of his alleged “faith.” Certainly a part of that faith ought to be speaking and behaving honestly. Just recently, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece saying Vice President Dick Cheney should come clean with the American people by either answering a few questions or resigning. But if coming clean with the American people is required of the vice president, surely it is also required of the president, and Bush too, has a few questions to answer. If failure to answer honestly means Cheney should resign, Bush should be held to at least as high a standard.
U.S. fails to sign treaty banning secret prisons
Nearly 60 countries signed a treaty on Tuesday that bans governments from holding people in secret detention, but the United States and some of its key European allies were not among them.
Remote Polish airstrip holds clues to secret CIA flights
In late 2002 and 2003, there was a flurry of unusual activity at Mazury-Szczytno International Airport, a former military facility that happens to be near a Polish intelligence training complex where European investigators suspect the CIA maintained a secret interrogation and detention facility.
Stand up to U.S. on banking restrictions, Muslim groups say
Prime Minister Stephen Harper should stand up to the U.S. government and make it stop pressuring Canadian banks into denying U.S. dollar accounts to customers of certain nationalities, Muslim groups said yesterday.
Senator to propose surveillance of illegal images
A forthcoming bill in the U.S. Senate lays the groundwork for a national database of illegal images that Internet service providers would use to automatically flag and report suspicious content to police.
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