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White terrorists don’t make news in the UK

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 9, 2006

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

White terrorists don’t make news in the UK

By: stopwar/Burnley Citizen on: 07.10.2006 [11:15 ] (1562 reads)

If this was a muslim man, half of Burnley would have been cordoned off, and it would have been all over our media for days. But in this case… silence.

This is like the cases here in the US of Irv Rubin (who was arrested for plotting to blow up a US Congressman) and Dr. Robert Goldstein (caught with maps to 30 Mosques and enough explosives to destroy most of them), neither of which were ever referred to as “terrorists” in those very few US media stories that even bothered to report the arrests.

Ex-BNP man faces explosives charge
By Andrew Hewitt

If this was a muslim man, half of Burnley would have been cordoned off, and it would have been all over our media for days.

But in this case… silence. Could Jack Straw have been creating a smokescreen with his rant about veils, one wonders – sw

A FORMER British National Party member has been accused of possessing the largest amount of chemical explosives of its type ever found in the country.

Robert Cottage, 49, of Talbot Street, Colne, appeared before Burnley magistrates charged with possession of an explosive substance.

Cottage was charged under the Explosives Substances Act 1883 on Monday night after forensic experts searched his home, allegedly discovering chemical components which could be used to make explosives.

Police sealed off Cottage’s home last Thursday and finished their search at the weekend.

Officers claim that their find is the largest haul of chemicals of its kind discovered in someone’s home in the country.

However, the exact nature of the chemicals has not been revealed.

David Leach, representing Cottage made no application for bail.

Magistrates remanded Cottage in custody and referred his case to Burnley Crown Court where he is due to appear later this month.

Cottage, a sub-contracted driver for Lancashire County Council, stood for the BNP in the May elections in the Vivary Bridge ward of Colne.

l Police were yesterday searching a house in Trent Road, Nelson, where a 62-year-old-man was arrested in connection with the investigation.

He was last night being quizzed by detectives (link: http://www.burnleycitizen.co.uk/news/newsheadlines/display.var.951775.0.exbnp_man_faces_explosives_charge.php )

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Compare with this fact :

OLD TRAFFORD

by Lambros on 07.10.2006 [19:41 ]

This is the first time I have read about this compared it to Old Trafford in 2004 when the British people were alerted to an amazing coup.

They learned how the police had seized a terrorist gang just as it prepared to launch an audacious bomb attack on Old Trafford stadium on match day, an attack which could have killed thousands of people.

It was a national sensation.

And yet there was not a shred of truth in the story.

The police and, to an extent the media, are responsible for the invention.

On the morning of Monday 19 April 2004, more than 400 officers from four police forces, many of them armed, raided half a dozen houses, flats and businesses in and around Manchester.

They arrested eight men, one woman and a 16-year-old boy.

They were held for several days and intensively interrogated. In due course the suspects were released.

No charges were ever laid.

The newspapers, by contrast, had no doubt about what the story was.

The front page of The Sun proclaimed: “MAN U SUICIDE BOMB PLOT”.

On pages four and five the paper claimed: “EXCLUSIVE: MAN UTD SUICIDE BLASTS FOILED”.

Once the story had started to run, it was further fuelled by the Manchester police. Rather than issue a cool denial, they played it up by holding a press conference. The accompanying press release read: “We are confident that the steps that we have taken to date have significantly reduced any potential threat in the Greater Manchester area.”

With the weekend fixtures looming, it went on: “Greater Manchester Police and Manchester United Football Club have put in place extra security measures to reassure the public about the safety of both matches.”

One of the suspects, a Kurd, suffered so badly from having his name linked to a terrorist plot that he wants to remain anonymous.

He told me how Old Trafford had cropped up in his interrogation: “I was in the police station and the interview stopped, like a rest, and somebody, they bring in the coffee and they ask me what you like? I say I like the football. Oh, who do you support? They ask me just like a friendly, who do you support? I say Manchester United. Oh, how long you support Manchester United? I said a long time I support Manchester United, when I was tiny, I was small, you know and all my family supported Manchester United … they asked me, have you been football ground? I said, of course I’ve been to the football ground. Two years ago, long time ago, I can’t remember.”

These questions were surely prompted by the discovery, at the anonymous suspect’s flat, of Manchester United paraphernalia: a poster of Old Trafford, and ticket stubs the suspect had kept as souvenirs of his only visit to the ground, when he had gone with a friend to watch United play Arsenal the year before.

The two friends had bought their tickets from touts, which meant that they sat at different parts of the ground.

The Sun reported that the bombers planned to sit at different parts of the ground, in order to cause maximum damage with their bombs. This claim can only have been based on the fact that the old ticket stubs found by the police were for seats in different parts of the stadium. This information had not been made public, so The Sun could only have obtained it from the police.

The Kurds I spoke to had come to Britain in order to escape the brutality of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Perhaps their most meaningful emotional connection with Britain was a love for Manchester United, which was why they kept the souvenirs in their flat.

The Manchester police discovered nothing else suspicious.

Nevertheless the police probably viewed the Manchester United souvenirs as potential evidence of a bomb plot. This evidence was then prematurely leaked, through unofficial police sources, to the press.

Manchester police then encouraged the story to run by issuing public statements that, while falling a long way short of giving outright confirmation, could be read as corroborating the story.

Disgracefully, the Greater Manchester Police refused to launch an investigation into the numerous leaks.The reporting of this incident was inflammatory and misleading. It caused needless alarm among millions of TV viewers and newspaper readers. It stirred up anti-Islamic prejudice. It ruined the lives of several of the suspects. They lost their homes, their jobs and their friends as a result. They have never received a personal apology, either from the police or from the press.

source:
http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/104841

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9/11 : Guards describe Guantanamo prisoner abuse

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 9, 2006

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Guards describe Guantanamo prisoner abuse

Will Dunham / Reuters

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October 7 2006

Guantanamo guards described physically and mentally abusing detainees, including slamming one’s head into a cell door and denying them privileges merely to anger them, a U.S. Marine said in a document made public on Friday.

“Examples of this abuse included hitting detainees, denying them water, and removal of privileges for no reason,” the Marine Corps sergeant stated in a sworn affidavit sent to the Pentagon’s inspector general’s office for investigation.

The affidavit, signed on Wednesday, was provided by lawyers representing some of the approximately 455 foreign terrorism suspects held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It represents the latest in a series of allegations of abuse of Guantanamo detainees by U.S. personnel.

The name of the sergeant, a female paralegal in a detainee criminal case, was blacked out. The sergeant described an hourlong conversation with guards at a bar at the base on September 23, but the affidavit mentioned only the first names of those accused of taking part in the abuse.

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand, a spokesman for the military task force running the Guantanamo facility, said: “The mission of the Joint Task Force is the safe and humane care and custody of detained enemy combatants. Abuse or harassment of detainees in any form is not condoned or tolerated.”

“The Joint Task Force will cooperate fully with the inspector general to learn the facts of the matter and will take action where misconduct is discovered,” Durand added by e-mail.

A Navy sailor named Bo told of beating detainees. “One such story Bo told involved him taking a detainee by the head and hitting the detainee’s head into the cell door,” the sergeant wrote, adding that Bo stated that others at Guantanamo knew of his actions and did not punish him.

A guard named Steven said that even when the conduct of detainees was good, guards would take away personal items. “He said they do this to anger the detainees so they can punish them when they object or complain,” she stated.

‘A COMMON PRACTICE’

The affidavit said about five other guards talking at the bar admitted to hitting detainees, including punching them in the face. “From the whole conversation, I understood that striking detainees was a common practice. Everyone in the group laughed at the others’ stories of beating detainees,” she wrote.

Lt. Col. Colby Vokey, a Marine lawyer assigned to defend a Canadian detainee, Omar Ahmed Khadr, charged with murder, said in a memo to the inspector general’s office that the abuse described violated U.S. and international law.

The United States has faced international criticism over its indefinite detention of Guantanamo detainees, many held more than four years without charges. The Pentagon contends the facility is vital to detain and interrogate terrorism suspects who might otherwise return to the battlefield.

Wells Dixon, a lawyer representing four current Guantanamo detainees, said the latest account of abuse reflected a complete breakdown in the chain of command at Guantanamo and a lack of accountability by senior military officials there.

“The fact that members of the U.S. Navy can sit around at a bar and laugh about beating detainees for no reason is outrageous. We’re one step away from Abu Ghraib (Iraq prison abuse scandal) or possibly worse,” Dixon said.

source:
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m27286&hd=0&size=1&l=t

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Europe’s Roma Ask U.N. To Recognize Them As Holocaust Victims

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 9, 2006

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Europe’s Roma Ask U.N. To Recognize Them As Holocaust Victims

October 4, 2006 8:50 p.m. EST

Europe’s Roma, or gypises, asked the United Nations to include them in Holocaust commemorations and to be recognized as victims of the Nazis.

Watch how Israel reacts to this.

Yvonne Lee – All Headline News Staff Reporter
New York, NY (AHN) – Europe’s Roma, or gypises, asked the United Nations to include them in Holocaust commemorations and to be recognized as victims of the Nazis.

The German Central Council for Sinti and Roma introduced plans for an exhibition at U.N. headquarters that details gypsies who died in the Holocaust and the discrimination they still endure in Europe.

The exhibition will open January 25 as part of annual events commemorating the U.N. International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

The council’s Chairman Romani Rose spoke about the exhibition at a news conference that was sponsored by Germany’s U.N. mission.

Rose said to Reuters, “The objective of this exhibition is to raise public awareness of the Holocaust and the murder of half a million Sinti and Roma, which is not as well known as the murder of six million Jews.”

According to Reuters, between 200,000 and 800,000 Roma people were killed in Nazi concentration camps.

Rose said, “Over 60 years after the end of the Second World War, Roma and Sinti continue to face cases of serious violations of their human rights… And there is still insufficient knowledge in the international community of the historical dimension of the Holocaust against the Roma and Sinti.”

Roma and Sinti are the largest minority in central and eastern Europe, with about 12 million people.

source:
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005074849

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Film on Pedophile Priest Revives Focus on Cardinal

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 9, 2006

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

The New York Times

October 7, 2006

Film on Pedophile Priest Revives Focus on Cardinal

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 — A documentary film featuring an extraordinarily candid interview with a former priest convicted of molesting children has heightened interest among law enforcement officials here in considering a criminal case against Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, says a prosecutor who has been investigating sexual abuse cases involving priests.

In the documentary, “Deliver Us From Evil,” the former priest, Oliver O’Grady, describes how he abused young boys and girls across central California over 20 years, including a period in the 1980’s when Cardinal Mahony was his superior as the bishop in Stockton.

The former priest, who lives in Ireland, said he was able to continue abusing children in part because of actions by Cardinal Mahony, who now heads the country’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, here in Los Angeles, and is among the church’s most influential American leaders. Mr. O’Grady says in the film that as bishop in Stockton, the cardinal moved him from parish to parish in the face of abuse accusations.

“The film does certainly charge the atmosphere here in Los Angeles,” said William Hodgman, the top deputy of the target crimes division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, who coordinated prosecutions of priests in Los Angeles.

The film also “will fuel ongoing consideration as to whether Cardinal Mahony and others engaged in criminal activity,” Mr. Hodgman added.

Joe Scott, a spokesman for the district attorney, Steve Cooley, confirmed that characterization.

The lawyer for the Los Angeles archdiocese, Michael Hennigan, said Friday, “If Mr. Hodgman is suggesting in any way that the cardinal is the subject of a criminal investigation, he is being irresponsible and in our judgment is committing prosecutorial misconduct.”

Mr. O’Grady, who confessed to abusing boys and girls as young as 9 months old and also adult women, said in the documentary that “I should have been removed” from the priesthood by Cardinal Mahony. In 1993, he was convicted on four counts of “lewd and lascivious” acts with two preteen brothers and served seven years in prison.

Cardinal Mahony, who was the bishop in Stockton from 1980 to 1985, when he was appointed archbishop of Los Angeles, has disputed Mr. O’Grady’s account of events. His spokesman, Tod Tamberg, said Mr. O’Grady’s comments in the documentary were not believable.

“The film rests on the credibility of a convicted child molester who lied to his bishop, to his therapists, to the families of the young people he abused and to law enforcement,” Mr. Tamberg said. “He is the classic pedophile. He lies to conceal his activity from public view.”

But Mr. Hodgman said officials in the district attorney’s office believed that Mr. O’Grady’s revelations in the documentary, along with documents obtained from the archdiocese through subpoena, had given new evidentiary muscle in determining whether criminal acts were committed in handling pedophilic priests.

Mr. Hodgman, who appears in the documentary, declined to comment about the content of the documents, which he said his office had spent several years trying to obtain.

In a telephone interview on Thursday from Ireland, Mr. O’Grady maintained that he informed Cardinal Mahony of his “situation” while working as a priest in Stockton. “I told him I would go to counseling and he said fine,” Mr. O’Grady said. “We thought I had resolved it.”

The film was written and directed by Amy Berg, a former television producer. It features a taped deposition from 1997 stemming from a civil trial in Stockton in which the brothers in the criminal case against Mr. O’Grady brought suit against the local diocese, alleging that its bishops — including Cardinal Mahony — failed to prevent Mr. O’Grady from having contact with children in the face of evidence of his history of abuse.

In that deposition, Cardinal Mahony denied having known that Mr. O’Grady was a pedophile. The brothers’ lawyers presented a police report about Mr. O’Grady’s being accused of molestation along with a 1976 letter to one victim, an 11-year-old girl, in which Mr. O’Grady admitted molesting her.

In a 2004 deposition related to civil trials in Los Angeles, Cardinal Mahony stated that expressing sexual urges toward a 9-year-old would not be automatic cause for removing a priest from duty. He also said he barely knew Mr. O’Grady, though lawyers in the cases presented warm letters exchanged between the two.

In the Stockton civil case, a jury awarded $30 million in damages to the brothers in 1998, an award reduced to $7 million in negotiations. According to news media accounts at the time, jurors said they did not find Cardinal Mahony’s testimony, that he was unaware of Mr. O’Grady’s proclivities, credible.

“I was in Stockton for that trial,” said David Clohessy, the national director of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. “The jurors were crystal clear that they didn’t buy what he was saying.”

The Los Angeles district attorney’s office is currently prosecuting or investigating several criminal cases of sexual abuse by priests in Los Angeles County, where there are also more than 500 civil suits, some naming Cardinal Mahony.

In September, a man from Mexico City filed suit against the Diocese of Tehuacán, Mexico, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Cardinal Mahony and his counterpart in Tehuacán, alleging that the two of them transferred a priest to the United States in 1987 despite knowing he had molested minors in Mexico.

The district attorney has had protracted battles with the archdiocese over obtaining church records, and has long examined Cardinal Mahony’s criminal culpability in the unresolved cases, Mr. Hodgman said.

Criminal cases against church leaders are rare and extraordinarily difficult to pursue. Legal experts said prosecutors might hope Mr. O’Grady’s statements would help them establish a pattern of Cardinal Mahony responding inadequately to reports of abuse.

“What the movie does is confirm that this was a longstanding practice of covering up,” said Prof. Marci A. Hamilton of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in New York, who is an expert on church-state cases. “It corroborates evidence. But whether the movie by itself could be aired in the courtroom is another issue”

No senior Roman Catholic Church official in the United States has been prosecuted in a sex-crimes case, Professor Hamilton said. Because most victims do not come forward until years or even decades after they are abused, the statute of limitations has been a preventive bar.

“The statute of limitations has been a huge impregnable wall,” Professor Hamilton said. “To the extent that a movie like this stirs up the passions of rank-and-file Catholics and citizens it makes it harder for Mahony to say he is being singled out. He has such a history and the numbers are so large, it has been frustrating for prosecutors to get nowhere.”

Mr. Tamberg, the Los Angeles Archdiocese spokesman, dismissed the notion that the film would harm the cardinal. “It is such a biased piece of filmmaking,” he said, “that it has no credibility and will almost certainly have no credibility in the eyes of authorities.”

The documentary, which won first place in the documentary category at the Los Angeles film festival in June, will be publicly released in New York, Los Angeles and Boston next week.

>From the 1970’s to the 1990’s, Mr. O’Grady concedes in the film, he sexually abused children. He also describes conversations with Cardinal Mahony about his sexual feelings toward children, and his troubles with law enforcement officials and angry families in towns where he committed his abuse.

(The Stockton police are portrayed in the documentary as filing a report on Mr. O’Grady, and having dropped their investigation after church officials assured them that he would be removed from the parish. A spokeswoman for the department, Roseann Clark, said the department had no record of an investigation into him.)

After the incident in Stockton, but long before his conviction, Mr. O’Grady was moved to another parish — his fourth.

The film also features interviews with several of his victims and their parents, whose festering anguish and heartache seem to have healed little over the years.

Ann Jyono, one of Mr. O’Grady’s victims and a central character in the film, said in a telephone interview Thursday that she was a practicing Catholic, and that while she longed to see Cardinal Mahony prosecuted, she would settle for a conversation with him about her years of abuse at Mr. O’Grady’s hands.

“I hope people appreciate that it is not easy to be naked in front of everybody with your shame,” Ms. Jyono said. “In this film, you find out that Mahony had a hand in everything that happened to me.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/07/us/07priest.html?ei=5090&en=384d2bf25bf0bf55&ex=1317873600&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

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US Terrorize The World – 16 Ramadhan 1427 H (9.10.06)

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 9, 2006

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

White terrorists don’t make news in the UK

If this was a muslim man, half of Burnley would have been cordoned off, and it would have been all over our media for days. But in this case… silence.

This is like the cases here in the US of Irv Rubin (who was arrested for plotting to blow up a US Congressman) and Dr. Robert Goldstein (caught with maps to 30 Mosques and enough explosives to destroy most of them), neither of which were ever referred to as “terrorists” in those very few US media stories that even bothered to report the arrests.
http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/104841

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Incitement to hatred

Politicians and the media are creating an ominous climate by exploiting fear and ignorance of Muslims
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1889674,00.html

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TORTURE SCANDAL : Guards describe Guantanamo prisoner abuse

Guantanamo guards described physically and mentally abusing detainees, including slamming one’s head into a cell door and denying them privileges merely to anger them, a U.S. Marine said in a document made public on Friday.

“Examples of this abuse included hitting detainees, denying them water, and removal of privileges for no reason,” the Marine Corps sergeant stated in a sworn affidavit sent to the Pentagon’s inspector general’s office for investigation.

And hey, courtesy of Congress having passed the Military Commissions Act, this is all fine and dandy: these are simply “agressive measures” applied in the name of getting information.

Makes you really proud to be an American, doesn’t it?
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m27286&hd=0&size=1&l=t

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9/11, Our Satyagraha (Message to the Anti-war Movement)

The whole ordeal in the first Gulf war made me realize that things are not always what they seem to be. Yet, a decade later, on the morning of September 11th immediately after the towers fell, even though I intuited that the Bush administration was behind the attacks, I chose to believe the official story, because I did not dare to believe otherwise.

It wasn’t until the Bush administration started incessantly insisting that Iraq had WMDs, that I realized that something was not right.
http://www.911blogger.com/node/3540

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Our Journey to Fascism

By way of a ceaseless bombardment of advertising imagery, we exist in a nonstop, holographic, corporate Nuremberg rally of the collective mind. We need not participate in old school, torch-lit processions of Brown Shirts through the streets: This brand of all-media penetration proto-fascism has been internalized.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15234.htm

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A special comment about lying : Keith Olbermann on the difference between terrorists and critics

“The president of the United States – unbowed, undeterred and unconnected to reality – has continued his extraordinary trek through our country rooting out the enemies of freedom: the Democrats.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15232.htm

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The Age of Terror – a landmark report

With chaos stretching from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean, we have never lived in a more dangerous time. Over the next 15 pages and 7,000 words, our man in the Middle East looks back over a lifetime of covering war and death, and lays out a bleak future for all of us – one that even those living in the comfort of the Home Counties cannot escape.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15235.htm

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“Capitol Crimes”

Video – “The scale of corruption still coming to light dwarfs anything since Watergate. In one sense it’s the age-old tale of greed, but greed encouraged now by the way our system works. Deep in the plea agreements of Jack Abramoff and his cronies is the admission that they conspired to use campaign contributions to bribe politicians; campaign finance is at the core of the corruption.
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/moyersonamerica/media_players/chapter1-2.html

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Europe’s Roma Ask U.N. To Recognize Them As Holocaust Victims

Europe’s Roma, or gypises, asked the United Nations to include them in Holocaust commemorations and to be recognized as victims of the Nazis.

Watch how Israel reacts to this.
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005074849

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Bush’s America Had Been Telling the World to F#%K OFF. The American News Media “Forgot” to Mention This to You!

http://tvnewslies.org/blog/?p=460

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MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIE : How the NY Times Misreports

While arguing that paying attention to international law would contribute to a better editorial policy at the Times that in turn would produce better journalism, we present a number of case studies to argue the point, including to some degree Judith Miller’s reporting on Iraqi WMD. Though her reporting had little to do with international law per se, her news pieces on Iraq’s WMD helped to demonstrate that the Times’ journalistic standards as applied to Iraq from 2002-03 were very poor, and that such standards could be improved by invoking international law where appropriate. One effect in the case of Iraq would have been to show that, even if Iraq had WMD as the Bush administration asserted and had violated UN Security Council resolutions as a result, these would not have been grounds under international law to invade Iraq under the circumstances.
http://brickburner.blogs.com/my_weblog/2006/10/how_the_ny_time.html

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The Secret Letter From Iraq

an unidentified farmer in a fairly remote area who, after being asked by Reconnaissance Marines if he had seen any foreign fighters in the area replied “Yes, you.”
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1543658-1,00.html

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Iraq: At least 56 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation

U.S. and Iraqi troops said they killed 30 “gunmen” on Sunday in the southern city of Diwaniya during an operation to detain a “high-value” suspect
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/RAS835018.htm

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Medic says marines murdered Iraqi

A Navy medic has told his court-martial in California how US marines seized an Iraqi civilian, threw him into a hole and shot him in the head 10 times
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5414396.stm

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America ponders cutting Iraq in three

AN independent commission set up by Congress with the approval of President George W Bush may recommend carving up Iraq into three highly autonomous regions, according to well informed sources.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2393750,00.html

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Britain tried to curb U.S. on Iraq war- ex-minister

Blunkett: Britain was incapable of stopping war plans by Cheney, Rumsfeld
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15237.htm

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Hidden victims of a brutal conflict: Iraq’s women

Abduction, rape and murder are the punishments for any woman who dares to hold a professional job. A month-long investigation by The Observer reveals the terrible reality of life after Saddam
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1890260,00.html

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U.S. Casualties in Iraq Rise Sharply

Last month, 776 U.S. troops were wounded in action in Iraq, the highest number since the military assault to retake the insurgent-held city of Fallujah in November 2004, according to Defense Department data. It was the fourth-highest monthly total since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

How many more have to die and get wounded in this military misadventure?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/07/AR2006100700907.html

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 7 October 2006.

  • Massive bomb east of Hit leaves six US troops reported dead.
  • US locks down ad-Dulu’iyah after high-explosive Resistance bomb reportedly kills two American troops.
  • Resistance sharpshooter’s bullet reportedly kills US soldier in Ba’qubah Saturday morning.
  • Resistance pounds US base in al-Hadithah with rockets and mortars Saturday night.
  • Resistance bomb blasts US patrol in ar-Ramadi.
  • Resistance fighters battle massive US force in al-Fallujah Saturday night.
  • Resistance blasts joint US-Iraqi puppet headquarters in al-Karmah Saturday.
  • Bodies of 53 more victims of pro-American security forces and Shi’i sectarian gangs found tortured and murdered in 24 hour period in Baghdad.
  • Resistance bomb targets US patrol in Baghdad’s al-A’zamiyah district.
  • Resistance fighters assault puppet army checkpoint in al-Ishaqi Friday evening.
  • Resistance bombards joint US-Iraqi puppet headquarters in Samarra’ Friday morning.
  • Resistance bomb blasts puppet “National Guard” patrol near al-Hillah Friday afternoon.
  • US launches campaign of mass raids, arrests near Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
  • Resistance car bomber blasts puppet army patrol in Tall ‘Afar.

http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2006/1006/iraqiresistancereport_071006.htm

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COVER-UP/DECEPTIONS : Taliban official warns of Ramazan attack on US

The head of the Islamabad-based Al-Quds Media Centre has received an audio message from Karl Rove, er, ummm, I mean ‘a senior Taliban leader’, yeah, that’s it, ‘a senior Taliban leader’, in which he asked Muslims living in the US to leave the country as soon as possible “because God’s punishment would fall on America just before the elections. Yeah, that’s it. Sure, sure. Yeah. ”
http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=3513

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Afghan violence worst in five years

Figures released by the Nato occupation force say the attacks are part of an intensified Taliban “insurgency” that has brought the worst violence since 2001.
http://www.itv.com/news/world_cd213afb54fa133e5d434bdd2740d667.html

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Marine statement indicates Guantanamo guards bragged about beatings

A 19-year-old sailor referred to only as Bo “told the other guards and me about him beating different detainees being held in the prison,” the statement said.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-10-06-guantanamo_x.htm?POE=click-refer

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Guantánamo defense lawyer forced out of Navy

The Navy lawyer who took the Guantánamo case of Osama bin Laden’s driver to the U.S. Supreme Court – and won – has been passed over for promotion by the Pentagon and must soon leave the military.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003294468_lawyer08.html

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UK: Police and social services may be exempt from death-in-custody Bill

The police and other official bodies could escape prosecution for the death of people in police custody, army barracks or prison or local authority care, if exemptions to a new Bill are agreed this week.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1819640.ece

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Contractors in Afghanistan are making big money for bad work

See: http://www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_43472.shtml

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Canada Need Not Follow The US

The lessons the US has failed to learn after 15 years of misadventure in Viet Nam, may be willing to learn after 5 year long misadventure in Afghanistan and 3 years of destruction and terror in Iraq. It appears that the US administration is now considering to negotiate with the Talibans, just what NDP leader Jack Layton and many other sensible people in Canada have been saying all along.
http://www.countercurrents.org/us-choudry091006.htm

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Haniyeh promises right of return

During Hamas support rally in Gaza, PA prime minister promises thousands of supporters: We won’t give up, you will yet return to Palestine, al-Aqsa. Haniyeh nearly collapses during speech due to Ramadan fast and heat, but quickly resumes speech
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3311891,00.html

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A million killers in waiting

Hostilities may be over, but over one million unexploded cluster bombs continue to threaten Lebanese lives
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/815/re8.htm

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The mystery of America

happens once every few months. Like a periodic visit by an especially annoying relative from overseas, Condoleezza Rice was here again. The same declarations, the same texts devoid of content, the same sycophancy, the same official aircraft heading back to where it came from.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=771541

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The Struggle for Palestine’s soul

Israel has always found reasons for oppressing, destroying and killing in Gaza, whatever the circumstances. Let us not forget that Israel’s occupation began four decades ago, long before anyone had heard, or dreamt, of Hamas. Israel’s rampages through Gaza have continued unabated, even though Hamas’ military wing refrained from retaliating to Israeli provocations and maintained a ceasefire for more than a year and a half.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15231.htm

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Just Another Mother Murdered

Neighbors report that Israeli soldiers had been beating her husband because he wasn’t answering their questions. Foolishly or valiantly, how is one to say, the 35-year-old woman had interfered. She tried to explain that her husband was deaf, screamed at the soldiers that her husband couldn’t hear them and attempted to stop them from hitting him. So they shot her. Several times.
http://www.counterpunch.org/weir10062006.html

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Witnesses: IDF troops beat two handcuffed Palestinians at Nablus checkpoint

Israel Defense Forces soldiers brutally beat two Palestinian brothers at the Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus early Sunday morning.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/771962.html

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Israel’s Lebanese Allies At Risk

Israeli troops have left southern Lebanon, but some of their former Lebanese allies are refusing to go back to their own villages. Hated by Hizbollah who regard them as traitors, they’re part of a rebel force which once fought alongside Israel.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/video/videoplayer/0,,31200-lebanon_p21864,00.html

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US terror agencies get easier access to airline data

Anti-terror agencies in the US will gain easier access to the personal data of European airline passengers under a streamlined information-sharing deal hammered out by Washington and the EU.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2392074,00.html

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Film on Pedophile Priest Revives Focus on Cardinal

A documentary film featuring an extraordinarily candid interview with a former priest convicted of molesting children has heightened interest among law enforcement officials here in considering a criminal case against Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, says a prosecutor who has been investigating sexual abuse cases involving priests.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/07/us/07priest.html?ei=5090&en=384d2bf25bf0bf55&ex=1317873600&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

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