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186 page book on Prophet Muhammad on line – in 10 languages
If It Ain’t Islamic Then It Ain’t Terrorism
Utter chaos in two American cities, at least ten people dead, who knows how many hurt, others terrified and hiding under staircaises for hours; death and destruction out of a clear blue sky and not a motive to be seen … but nobody says a word about “terrorism”.
Why? Because terrorism is something that happens somewhere else? Or because if attacks such as these were classified as terrorism, then the government would have to admit it’s not doing a very good job of protecting us from terrorism.
And this is the one and only thing the government claims to be doing.
Back to 1991 Iraq War : The Iraqi tanks that were not there
Satellite photographs taken by the Soviet Union on the precise day Bush addressed Congress failed to show any evidence of Iraqi troops in Kuwait or massing along the Kuwait-Saudi Arabian border. While the Pentagon was claiming as many as 250,000 Iraqi troops in Kuwait, it refused to provide evidence that would contradict the Soviet satellite photos. U.S. forces, encampments, aircraft, camouflaged equipment dumps, staging areas and tracks across the desert can easily be seen. But as Peter Zimmerman, formerly of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in the Reagan Administration, and a former image specialist for the Defense Intelligence Agency, who analyzed the photographs said: ?We didn’t find anything of that sort [i.e. comparable to the U.S. buildup] anywhere in Kuwait. We don’t see any tent cities, we don’t see congregations of tanks, we can’t see troop concentrations, and the main Kuwaiti air base appears deserted. It’s five weeks after the invasion, and from what we can see, the Iraqi air force hasn’t flown a single fighter to the most strategic air base in Kuwait. There is no infrastructure to support large numbers of people. They have to use toilets, or the functional equivalent. They have to have food…. But where is it??
IRAQ : THE FORGOTTEN TERRORIST ATTACK
On the morning of February 14, 1991, when I turned the TV on to see the latest lies being told to the public about the U.S. bombing of Iraq, I saw a chaotic situation in Baghdad. The Amiryah bomb shelter had just been struck by two 2,000-pound superbombs. Information was sketchy, but it was evident that many people lost their lives.
The first statement from the U.S. administration was that the U.S. hit an Iraqi command and control post and the dead were military. Shortly after, the cameras showed charred bodies of women and children, so the U.S. story had to be revised. The administration then said that the building was a military target in which Saddam Hussein placed civilians to protect the military personnel.
The 2nd Most Expensive War in American History
“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking about real money,” famously quipped US Senator Everett Dirksen back in the 1960’s.
The US government has just estimated that President George Bush’s occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, and his so-called war on terror, will cost at least $690 billion by the end of next year. That’s more than the total cost to America of World War I, the Korean War, or Vietnam, and second only to the $2 trillion cost of World War II (in current dollars).
Ulster on the Euphrates : The Anglo-American Dirty War in Iraq
Imagine a city torn by sectarian strife. – Behind the scenes, in a shadow world of double-cross and double-bluff, covert units of the occupying power run agents on both sides of the civil war, countenancing — and sometimes directing — assassinations, terrorist strikes, torture sessions, and ethnic cleansing.
Unilateral Force Has Nothing To Do With Global Democracy
The US has overstepped its borders in every way. We must build a new world order to ensure security and prosperity for all
Sen. Hillary Clinton Refuses to Acknowledge Making Mistake Over Voting for Iraq War
Says No Options Should Be Taken Off The Table on Iran
American occupation forces committed a crime in Diyala
Reported that the occupation forces, committed new crime in Diyala Province, making use of telecommunications breakdown in the province:
Their first stop was Imam Al-Hussein Mosque, they fired their machine guns on the mosque destroying the minaret, later they stormed the building burning two rooms.
Their second stop was nearby civilians’ neighborhood, firing their weapons and burning 18 civilian cars killing a man and a woman, as usual media was silent about these crimes, and it will pass unnoticed.
A surge, a crackdown, three Iraqi women to be hanged with no legal counsel, no witnesses and no defense, Iraq’s VP, tortured and to be executed, a blast in two markets with over 120 dead and over 140 wounded,the continuous siege of Haifa Street, Al Adhamyia, Karrada,Al Amariya, Al Amil,Al Yarmouk…So please tell me where to begin ?
Al Sadr Fled Iraq, Fearing U.S. Bombs – Moqtada al-Sadr Reportedly Moved to Iran With Members of Mahdi Army
Feb. 13, 2007 — The story tonight in Iraq is not the arrival of more U.S. troops, but the departure of one of the country’s most powerful men, Moqtada al Sadr and members of his army.
According to senior military officials al Sadr left Baghdad two to three weeks ago, and fled to Tehran, Iran, where he has family.
IRAQ: More Troops, And More Violence
BAGHDAD, Feb 13, 3007 (IPS) – Violence and bombings have only increased after the added “surge” of 21,500 U.S. troops in Iraq.
U.S. troops presence has averaged 142,000 soldiers a month since the occupation began nearly four years ago. Through this period, violence has increased against both them and the Iraqi civilian population.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 12 February 2007.
- Resistance fighters ambush US troops in al-Qa’im near Syrian border, reportedly killing two Monday morning.
- Resistance bomb disables US vehicle in ‘Anah Sunday afternoon.
- US-backed courts change sentence on Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan from life to death.
- Bombs ravage predominantly Shi‘i district of Baghdad Monday.
- Resistance ambush in Baghdad leaves five Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen dead Monday morning.
- Puppet police chief in ad-Dulu‘iyah suffers fatal injuries when his car collides with US armored vehicle Monday evening.
- Iraqi Resistance, in control of Buhriz since December 2006, drives back US offensive Monday.
- Resistance bomb destroys puppet police vehicle in al-Yusufiyah Monday morning.
- Resistance bomb kills puppet army soldier in al-Huwayjah Monday morning.
- Resistance bomb destroys puppet “National Guard” patrol vehicle in al-Huwayjah Monday morning.
Second Helmand District Falls to Taleban
The Taleban have taken control of their second Helmand district in less than two weeks, say district officials.
In case you misssed it: Breaking The Silence: Video
A hard hitting special report into the “war on terror”
CIA contractor faces 11 years in prison for Afghan beating
A former CIA contractor convicted of beating an Afghan detainee with a flashlight and kicking him in the groin could be sentenced to up to 11 1/2 years in prison Tuesday.
Taliban switching to roadside bomb tactics – NATO
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are turning to sophisticated roadside bombs as they revert to classic guerrilla tactics against NATO, the alliance’s top operational commander said on Tuesday.
End the Israeli destruction of the holy sites and human history in Jerusalem.
Recent Israeli excavations and destruction near and under the holy sites in the Old City Jerusalem threaten to change history. These excavations, if allowed to continue, threaten to seriously distort the historical significance of the Old City of Jerusalem. The integrity of monuments and historic sites that identify the heritage of humanity, especially sites of spiritual and cultural diversity, must be protected by responsible members of the world community.
How Gaza Offends Us All
What a terrible shame it is that Gazans have not yet attained the status of human in the eyes of the Western powers, for the resistance there will continue to be an enigma until this changes. For now, however, the slaughter will continue unabated.
Palestinians ethnically cleansed from the road
In recent months Occupation authorities have escalated their policy of issuing fines to Palestinian drivers at certain checkpoints without reason. At Za’atara checkpoint near Salfit today, as well as preventing drivers with Nablus ID from passing and meticulously searching them, the IOF issued fines to some Palestinian drivers.
President Abbas; Israel Has No Right to Reject Mecca Pact
The President Mahmoud Abbas asserted Monday that “Mecca pact is a Palestinian interior business and Israel has no right to reject it.”
Our unity can now pave the way for peace and justice
The Mecca agreement gives the west the chance to break with its policy of blackmail and recognise Palestinian rights
Spin and Propaganda? U.S. could support Iran nuke power — if
White House spokesman Tony Snow Monday indicated Washington might support a civilian nuclear program in Iran if Tehran stops trying to destabilize Iraq.
CNN’s Nuke Plant Photos Identical for Both Iran and N. Korea!
Two stories posted in the last week on the CNN website, one on nukes in Iran last Wednesday, and another on nukes in North Korea on Saturday, both use the same aerial photograph of the same purported nuclear power plant!
But one is supposed to be in Iran and the other is supposed to be in North Korea!
BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW