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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 3,155
The U.S. War On Iraq Costs $369,480,130,242 – See the cost in your community
Anti-Terrorism Act sections likely to die: Without parliamentary approval to renew, the provisions will automatically expire on Thursday.
OTTAWA Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered an 11th-hour compromise Monday to salvage two controversial weapons in the government’s anti-terrorism arsenal.
And his justice minister, Rob Nicholson, said he’s open to other possible compromises. But the Liberals dismissed all the gestures as too little, too late.
Takbeer, Allahu Akbar! Islamic Society of Boston Wins Major Court Ruling on February 23rd
The Islamic Society of Boston is pleased to announce that a Massachusetts superior court judge has ruled that the lawsuit brought against the Islamic Society of Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Roxbury Community College is without merit and has been dismissed. The Court ruled that the lawsuit was improperly brought by the plaintiff James Policastro and stated that if Mr. Policastro had any legitimate issue with the project, he should have participated in the multi-year public process which led to the project’s approval.
Muslim girl ejected from tournament for wearing hijab
Five young teams from across Canada walked out of a Quebec soccer tournament Sunday because a young Muslim girl was ejected for wearing a hijab.
So, who is the terrorist?
israeli_terrorist_forcesOver 5,000 Palestinians killed by the Israeli army since 2000. Since the outbreak of the second Palestinian Intifada in September 2000, until late January 2007, the Israeli army has killed 5,050 Palestinian men, women and children, wounded 49,760 others and detained 10,4000 others.
351 Palestinian women have been killed, 150 patients have died at checkpoints and 66 others have been killed due to beating by Israeli settlers. 36 medical staff have been killed, 9 members of the press, and 220 sportsmen.
It is widely believed in the Western world that respect for civil and political liberties is more highly advanced in the United States and among countries of the Anglo-American orbit than it is anywhere else. The idea is so deeply ingrained that even egregious abuses of human rights by the US government (most recently in connection with the “war on terror”) are insufficient to discredit the fiction among US citizens that their government is the world’s principal human rights champion. While the US government has been criticized by such human rights organizations as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, the criticisms have been made in the context of concern that the US is squandering its human rights moral authority – criticism that serves to reinforce the dogma, not challenge it.
Iraqis are People, too
After spending two heart wrenching hours listening to two Iraqi gentlemen, one an educator, one a scientist, giving agonizing testimony about what is really going on in Iraq (outside the Green Zone), in Istanbul, I returned to my nearby hotel room and read something from the AP that tore my heart apart even further.
Hypocrisy in The Middle East
The tired assertion that America “supports democracy” in the Middle East is increasingly transparent. It was false 50 years ago, when we supported and funded the hated Shah of Iran to prevent nationalization of Iranian oil, and it’s false today when we back an unelected military dictator in Pakistan- just to name two examples.
American Plutocracy and the war on Workers
As we look to the democrats in Congress to end the occupation of Iraq and to divert another impending disaster in Iran, we must recognize that, like the commercial media, these people are working for the Plutocracy, not for the public good.
I was talking with some foreign journalists about the situation in Iraq and the reasons behind the US invasion to Iraq, one of the British journalist told me that the real reason of the war was Bush, the son, desire to revenge for his father.
I looked at the man and really could not believe what he had said, I was completely shocked of his speech.
Is it believable that that journalist believe in such thing and if it is true, is it believable that the president of the supreme state in the world belives in revenge?
‘Exodus’ of Iraq’s ancient minorities
Iraq’s minorities, some of the oldest communities in the world, are being driven from the country by a wave of violence against them because they are identified with the occupation and easy targets for kidnappers and death squads. A “huge exodus” is now taking place, according to a report by Minority Rights Group International.
Occupation killed a family of seven members in Iraq
Reported on Qudspress, an Iraqi ambulance man, reported that US military killed a family of seven people with their taxi driver, in their way to leave Iraq for Jordan.
The eyewitness Ahmed Khalaf Aljoaani said:
American forces opened fire on the car “GMC” with a family in it, a father, the mother and five children and the taxi driver in their way to Jordan to escape the deteriorating situation, all killed.
The American forces blocked the area of the incident, which was on the international highway, near Al-Qaim city for an hour, re-opening after the removal of the bodies, and prevented two photo-journalists from photographing the accident.
Egypt closes satellite TV feed from private Iraqi channel that supports Sunni insurgents
CAIRO, Egypt: Egypt has stopped the transmission by its TV satellite of Al-Zawraa, a private Iraqi channel whose propaganda on behalf of the Sunni insurgency had drawn fire from the U.S. and Iraqi governments, an Information Ministry official said Monday.
Heads of ‘death squads’ escape punishment
The current security plan in which tens of thousands of U.S. and Iraqi troops are involved to pacify Baghdad was thought to target members and leaders of death squads.
Chalabi Surges Back to Prominence
The chief architects of Pentagon-di rected disaster in Iraq are gone.
Donald (“the Army you have”) Rumsfeld has left the building.
So has his deputy, Paul (Iraq can “finance its own reconstruction”) Wolfowitz.
Their policy undersecretary Doug (“how a transition would occur is not known precisely”) Feith was just raked for goosing prewar intelligence.
Former viceroy Paul (“I never heard back from him about the report”) Bremer is home and busily trying to spread the blame.
Democrats reinforce “war on terrorism” lie
In another display of true colors, the Democrats are considering legislation to limit the Bush administration’s war powers in Iraq to “fighting Al-Qaeda.”?
This deception clearly demonstrates, once again, that the Democrats are politically and morally bankrupt — and every bit as enthusiastic as the Bush administration in spreading the endless “war on terrorism” conquest to every corner of the world.
How Democrats are Buying the Iraq War
Last week, members of the Smedley Butler Brigade of Veterans for Peace organized an office occupation of Representative Ed Markey’s office in Massachusetts.
‘Mercenaries’ to fill Iraq troop gap
MINISTERS are negotiating multi-million-pound contracts with private security firms to cover some of the gaps created by British troop withdrawals.
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 25 February 2007
- US troops blow up ‘Anah Post Office with no explanation before the eyes of astonished local residents.
- Mortar shells of unknown origin slam into al-Fallujah street midday Sunday.
- Resistance bomb in as-Saqlawiyah leaves three US troops reported dead.
- Resistance marksman kills puppet soldier in al-Fallujah.
- US troops arrest, terrorize three local men in al-Fallujah Saturday night.
- Mysterious bomb explodes near al-Mustansiriyah University college killing, wounding dozens.
- Resistance fighters shoot down unmanned US spy plane over western Baghdad Sunday afternoon.
- Car bomb targets Iranian embassy guards in Baghdad’s as-Salihiyah district.
- Two US troops reported killed in “huge explosion” in northern Baghdad.
- US troops raid house in al-Mawsil, kill two brothers on Saturday.
- US to return cell phone service to ar-Ramadi in hopes local will use it to report Resistance activity.
- “Maybe drunk or just having fun,” US sniper kills Iraqi civilian in Hit.
- Resistance bomb kills puppet policeman in al-Miqdadiyah. Resistance bomb targets puppet troops in al-Miqdadiyah.
- Ba‘qubah , Resistance fighters assault puppet police checkpoint Saturday afternoon.
- Resistance bomb wounds two puppet policemen in al-Mawsil Sunday morning.
- Puppet policeman killed in al-Mawsil. US troops raid house in al-Mawsil, kill two brothers on Saturday.
- Tall ‘Afar, Two puppet policemen wounded in Sunday Resistance ambush.
- Bomb wounds British troops just north of al-Basrah.
13 Years of Lesson after Al-Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre – A Memorial History for the 29 Palestinian Martyrs
The dawn of Friday 15 Ramadan 1414 a.h. / 25 February 1994 marked the first of three massacres perpetrated by Israeli settlers accompanied by the Israeli Army. There were more than 30 martyrs and 270 injured. The main massacre toke place while the victims were performing al- Fajr (Dawn) Prayer at Al Ibrahimi mosque.
Olmert tells defense heads to prepare for war with Syria
The cabinet heard intelligence assessments from the Mossad, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), Military Intelligence, the National Security Council and the Foreign Ministry.
Palestinian killed as Israel occupation forces reinvade Nablus
Shops and schools remained closed Monday, when Israeli soldiers shot dead a 42-year-old Palestinian noncombatant and injured his son in their home during a large-scale search-and-arrest operation.
Suicide bomber kills police officer in occupied Afghanistan
A suicide attacker blew himself up near a police station in southeastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing a police officer and wounding another, an official said.
9/11 : TV cameraman among detainees at Guantanamo
NAVAL BASE GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — A TV cameraman is getting an inside view of life at Guantanamo Bay prison, only he is unable to get out and tell the story.
Sami al-Hajj, of the Al Jazeera TV network, was stopped at the Afghanistan border by Pakistani authorities in December 2001, turned over to U.S. forces and hauled in chains six months later to Guantanamo, where about 390 men are held on suspicion of links to al Qaeda or the Taliban.
U.S. Severe Poverty Rate at Highest in Three Decades
The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty has reached a 32-year high as the gulf between the nation’s “haves” and “have-nots” continues to widen.
16 Million Americans Now in Deep Poverty- Poorest City Is Washington, D.C With 10.8% Being Severely Poor
(CBS4) WASHINGTON The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty is the highest in thirty years, in which millions of working Americans are falling closer to the poverty line, and the gulf between this country’s ”haves” and ”have-nots” gets wider.
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