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Canadian scholar: Muslims under siege in the West – Muslims are Victims of 9/11 Genocide
A well-known Canadian journalist and scholar has dismissied the so-called threats to the West from Muslims as a “canopy devoid of all truth.”
“Muslims are under siege, not the other way round,” Haroon Siddiqui, editor emeritus of Canada’s largest-selling paper Toronto Star told a conference in Brussels on Friday.
He said Muslims have become the biggest victims of 9/11.
“Between 50,000 to 600,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the US illegally invaded the country.
“And nobody knows how many civilians have died in Afghanistan.
9/11 Victim : Charkaoui hails high court ruling
MONTREAL -Terrorism suspect/high school teacher Adil Charkaoui breathed a long sigh of relief Friday, built up over four years since he was first arrested on the way back from a doctor’s appointment and told he was one of Canada’s biggest threats to national security.
After two years in a two-metre-by-three-metre cell, followed by two years under virtual house arrest, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Charkaoui’s treatment, with no charges ever laid or evidence revealed, was unlawful.
In a unanimous decision handed down Friday, nine Supreme Court Justices quashed the security certificates which have allowed the government to detain Charkaoui and four other Muslim men indefinitely, saying they run counter to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
7 Reasons To Nuke The USA
According to the doctrine of pre-emptive strike which the US has adopted since 9/11, it too can be subjected to a pre-emptive nuclear strike, as it poses a threat to other peaceful nations of the world. The US has a sordid track record for using such weapons against civilians and it has constantly maintained a large stockpile of such weapons of mass destruction, and continuously develops them. There are additional reasons to nuke the US, however I have decided to highlight only seven.
Will America Face the Truth About 9/11?
If we have the courage to face the fact that our nation has descended into a swamp of corruption and evil, perhaps we can still salvage the future for ourselves and our children. We should draw strength from the knowledge that the 9/11 nightmare, bad as it was, might have been even worse.
More proof the Israelis were shadowing the 9/11 hijackers
It was the tail-end of a bleak November, 2001: a pall of shocked numbness hung over the country, and a rising war hysteria had nearly everyone cowed. Americans were just beginning to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and focus on what had happened, and how to react. It was very early on the morning of the 23rd when, scanning the headlines, I came across a Washington Post story by John Mintz: “60 Israelis Detained on Tourist Visas Since Sept. 11.” Odd, I thought, why go after the Israelis, probably the least likely suspects?
Is Israel blackmailing Bush with the truth behind 9-11?
“In 2002, a special high level telephone and computer tapping sub-agency was set up by order of Rumsfeld at the suggestion of Cheney. Their job? To spy on important people; diplomats, Democratic senators and congressmen, potential enemies of the administration and people neither Cheney nor Bush personally liked.
Like Topsy, this growed to the point where the group was spying on people the senior military at the Pentagon didn’t like or trust. One of their top targets has been Israeli diplomats, their intelligence agents operating here, quite openly, and at the CIA especially and so-called Israeli action groups like AIPAC.
When Cheney got wind of that, he screamed like a scalded cat and the group was ordered to immediately cease and desist spying…but only on the Israelis. Much of this material, reams and reams of it, have been Xeroxed and have been circulating around Washington for about two years. Although much of this material relates directly to the American political and diplomatic endeavors, the American media will never touch any of it. Bush himself is fanatically pro-Isreal as was John Ashcroft and woe to anyone who issued one word of criticism of that problematical state.
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 3,154
The U.S. War On Iraq Costs $368,993,134,264 – See the cost in your community
U.S. Population Underestimate Iraqi Death Toll
Americans are keenly aware of how many U.S. forces have lost their lives in Iraq, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll. But they woefully underestimate the number of Iraqi civilians who have been killed.
Rape, murder — and conspiracy
Most of you know about Steven Green, the soldier accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and then murdering both her and her family last March. Green hails from Midland, Texas, the same town the Bush family used to call home.
Blame it all on Bush. That is our mantra right now
If we end up creating a huge conflagration in the Middle East we will “blame it all on Bush.” He is the worst President ever in American history. He lied us into an unnecessary war. He created unnecessary conflict. He inflamed the terrorism of the Middle East.
Tony Blair Makes Comical Ali Seem the Voice of Reason
The former Iraqi regime spokesman’s boasts seem almost prophetic. Unlike the prime minister’s deluded declarations.
It Can Happen Here
For the first time since the resignation of Richard M. Nixon more than three decades ago, Americans have had reason to doubt the future of democracy and the rule of law in our own country.
“Insurgents” kill 10 policemen in attack on checkpoint near Baghdad
“Insurgents” earlier stormed an Iraqi police checkpoint near Baghdad airport, killing eight policemen in a bold challenge to a U.S.-backed security crackdown in the capital aimed at halting sectarian violence.
Another U.S. Military Assault on Media
“They killed our colleagues, closed so many newspapers, arrested hundreds of us and now they are shooting at our hearts by raiding our headquarters. This is the freedom of speech we received.”
Life in Baghdad
Life in baghdad is like Hell, I used the term Hell and yet its worse than hell. People are locked up in their homes trying to be safe and yet they’re not safe enough. streets are almost empty all the time and though they aren’t safe enough. All life’s activites are stopped, for me I stopped going to school two months ago, and now I only go there if I have an exam or an important lab.
Life in Baghdad became less meaningful, there is no life in the city, people are scared to go out, they are afraid of fake police patrols or fake check points, they are afraid of random explosions, they are afraid of black militias and gunmen who would kill people for sectarian reasons.Horro is everywhere, people are terrified even from their own shadows.
Chalabi’s back — again
In today’s WSJ, Yochi Dreazen has piece about the latest return of Ahmed Chalabi, this time a special adviser to the Baghdad surge. In fact, Chalabi never really went away. But his new job puts him back at the center of things.
Those seeking background on Chalabi, and his long ties to the neocons, ought to take a look at my 2002 profile of the man for The American Prospect, the first significant piece on him in the U.S. media.
Alleged intel fixer Chalabi to assume new role as part of ‘surge’
Ahmed Chalabi, the former deputy prime minister of Iraq who has come under suspicion for his pre-war involvement in supplying questionable intelligence supporting the invasion, has assumed a new role within the Iraqi government, according to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal.
Who is Ahmad Chalabi : Chalabi’s long and winding road from (and to?) Baghdad
If T.E. Lawrence (“of Arabia”) had been a 21st-century neoconservative operative instead of a British imperial spy, he’d be Ahmed Chalabi’s best friend. Chalabi, the London-based leader of the Iraqi National Congress (INC), is front man for the latest incarnation of a long-time neoconservative strategy to redraw the map of the oil-rich Middle East, put American troops — and American oil companies — in full control of the Persian Gulf’s reserves and use the Gulf as a fulcrum for enhancing America’s global strategic hegemony. Just as Lawrence’s escapades in World War I-era Arabia helped Britain remake the disintegrating Ottoman Empire, the U.S. sponsors of Chalabi’s INC hope to do their own nation building.
Nearly 800 contractors killed in Iraq
In a largely invisible cost of the war in Iraq, nearly 800 civilians working under contract to the Pentagon have been killed and more than 3,300 hurt doing jobs normally handled by the U.S. military, according to figures gathered by The Associated Press.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 23 February 2007
- US retaliates for Resistance attack on al-Habbaniyah base by shelling residential area, killing four civilians.
- US continues lockdown and attacks on ar-Ramadi with civilian death toll standing at 30.
- US soldier reported killed by Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter in ‘Anah Friday morning.
- Resistance bomb destroys US Intelligence vehicle, killing agents inside near Samarra’ Friday morning.
- Four US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing in Tikrit Thursday afternoon.
- Resistance ambush leaves two puppet policemen dead in al-‘Awjah Friday morning.
- Son of SCIRI chief arrested by US forces en route to Iran.
- Resistance pounds US camp in ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah with mortars early Friday afternoon.
- Fuel tanker filled with explosives blows up at US checkpoint in ar-Rutbah Friday afternoon.
- Resistance mortars pound US base in Abu Ghurayb Friday morning.
- Resistance bomb damages US Humvee in al-Ghazaliyah Friday morning.
- Resistance bombards puppet police headquaters in al-Kazimiyah with heavy mortars Friday morning.
- Resistance sharpshooter kills puppet “Shock Troop” captain at checkpoint Friday morning.
- Resistance fighters attack two men working on US base in Balad.
- Resistance mortars pound US base in al-Yusufiyah area Friday morning.
- Resistance bomb disables US Humvee near al-Huwayjah at noon Friday.
Taliban ‘in control’ in Helmand
Al Jazeera has uncovered evidence that Taliban fighters are now in effective control of large parts of a key province in southwest Afghanistan, despite recent claims by Nato that their bases had been destroyed.
James Bays spent two days with the Taliban in Helmand and found that the group is running schools and medical facilities, and is travelling armed and unchallenged by Nato-led forces.
No Change on Sanctions After Abbas Trip
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ended his European tour Saturday without persuading any country to end crippling economic sanctions based on his power-sharing deal with the rival Islamic militant Hamas.
“Amana – The Settlement Movement”, a Zionist organization, hosting USA fair in NJ, promoting apartheid and the illegal sale of occupied land
“Amana – The Settlement Movement”, a Zionist organization, will host a real estate fair in Teaneck, New Jersey to recruit more colonizers to illegally occupy Palestinian land in the West Bank. The event announcement declares: “Come learn how you, a group of friends or even a community can own a home and strengthen the Zionist dream.”
46 of 49 Nations OK Ban on Cluster Bombs
Some key arms makers – including the U.S., Russia, Israel and China – snubbed the conference of 49 nations. Of those attending, Poland, Romania and Japan did not approve the final text.
Nichols says bombing was FBI op
The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing
Neo-Nazi rally was organized by FBI informant
A paid FBI informant was the man behind a neo-Nazi march through the streets of Parramore that stirred up anxiety in Orlando’s black community and fears of racial unrest that triggered a major police mobilization.
The US psychological torture system is finally on trial
America has deliberately driven hundreds, perhaps thousands, of prisoners insane. Now it is being held to account in a Miami court
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