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The shame of silence in the face of Israeli and US crimes

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 10, 2006

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Where are the voices?

The shame of silence in the face of Israeli and US crimes

By Paul J. Balles

10/09/06 “Information Clearing House” — — Where are the voices of moral righteousness that the world has always depended upon to rein in the evil forces of conquering warlords? The teachers and professors – why are they silent? The virtuous – the clergy and elders of church and mosque and synagogue – who covered their mouths with duct tape and broke their pens and keyboards?

In an earlier time those voices rang out louder than anthems for the dead. They brought the public who look for their guidance and counsel into the streets. The places of worship and the places of learning provided pulpits and podiums from which men and women of honour and integrity taught and guided the rest of us.

Where are those voices today when we need them most? Where have they been in the years since the self-appointed warlords took the reins of government and turned us all into accessories to the last half-century’s most heinous crimes against humanity?

The constant crimes against the Palestinians alone have been raging for more than 50 years. For five decades, much of the rest of the world has tacitly accepted the occupying warlords’ self-justification for murder, dispossession, theft, destruction, assassinations and torture of Palestinians.

Why the tacit acceptance of these crimes when the justification is that an Israeli life is worth 200 Talmudic times the life of a Palestinian? Where have the voices of the righteous been while these atrocities have been committed in the guise of defence?

Forty-four innocent children have been massacred in Gaza after two or three Israeli military were killed by Hamas. All of this hatred was visited upon the innocent while Lebanon burned and the world’s presses rang out with condemnation of Hezbollah.

Here are just a few of the reported casualties of tribal murder in Gaza:
Bara Nasser Habib, aged three (hit by shrapnel to the head and body, Gaza City, 26 July 2006)
Shahed Saleh Al-Sheikh Eid, three days old (bled to death after airstrike, Al-Shouka, 4 August 2006)
Rajaa Salam Abu Shaban, aged three (died of fractured skull in air raid, Gaza City, 9 August 2006 )
Khaled Nidal Wahba, 15 months old (died of wounds from an airstrike, 10 July 2006)
Rawan Farid Hajjaj, aged six (killed with his mother and sister in an airstrike, Gaza City, 8 July 2006)
These are only a few of a multitude of babies slaughtered by indiscriminate tribal hatred of Israelis for Palestinians. Are these children less human or less deserving of life than their Semitic counterparts?

Ordinary apathetic Americans don’t know and don’t care what happens to these “ferners”. As with the massacred in Darfur, foreign children are not children, but numbers. They’re mere data that the news reports play with to convince the masses that the media is concerned about what happens in the world. They’re not!

The media doesn’t show pictures of these slaughtered babies because revelations of that kind of truth might, according to the devils in the administration, fuel terrorism.

When someone like Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stands at the podium in the UN and calls G.W. Bush a devil, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd labels Chavez “a world-class nutbar”. She can, and does, call Bush names herself, but the Venezuelan president isn’t allowed to speak such truths.

What made Chavez “a world-class nutbar” Maureen? Was it his statement that “The immoral veto of the United States allowed the Israelis, with impunity, to destroy Lebanon. Right in front of all of us as we stood there watching, a resolution in the council was prevented?” She didn’t say. She simply labelled Chavez a nutbar.

Perhaps Dowd faulted Chavez because he recommended Noam Chomsky’s book Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance. Chomsky’s is one voice in the wilderness trying to rein in the evil forces of conquering warlords. Where are the rest?

Professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt have made, and are still making, a great effort to speak out against the Israeli lobbyists who control the US Congress and the media through their organized Israeli-first campaigns. But where are the rest?

The Internet allows a few, mostly unheard, voices to broadcast truths to small, select audiences of little consequence. But where are the hundreds – nay thousands – of voices of the intellectuals of America who should know better and who should speak out?

Professors, ministers, attorneys, medical professionals, judges: I’m ashamed of you! Have you lost all sense of civic responsibility? Or do you simply sleep or play while the business profiteers and the lords of war murder and maim and massacre innocents in your names?

Paul Balles is a retired American university professor and freelance writer who has lived in the Middle East for 38 years. http://www.pballes.com

source:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15244.htm

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Wars and propaganda machines

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 10, 2006

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Wars and propaganda machines

By Rodrigue Tremblay

The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust [our own] government statements — I had no idea until then that you could not rely on [them].” –James W. Fulbright (1905-1995), former US senator

Third sorrow: “The replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions.” –Chalmers Johnson, (Sorrows of Empire)

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” –Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda

10/09/06 “Online Journal Propaganda machines are dangerous, even more so in a democracy than in a totalitarian regime, because their goal is to confuse, disinform, lie, raise fear and manipulate the opinions of the people.

Indeed, those few hands that control the media have the power to turn lies into truth and truth into lies, without being contradicted, because they also have the power to silence any competing voices. This is the worse monopoly one can find, much worse than any economic monopoly. Indeed, when a small elite in power start using propaganda intensively, it makes a mockery of the democratic principle of self-government by the people. In fact, people begin to distrust the government because it has become a source of half-truths, lies and disinformation. Discouragement and apathy follow because people know that their views do not count and that the oligarchy in power will do whatever it wants, no matter what the supposedly ‘sovereign’ people thinks. It is only when the media are free and independent that people can hope to be honestly informed and be free from government manipulation.

We have a clue about how powerful political propaganda can be when we consider that, more than a year after the Iraq invasion, just before the 2004 presidential elections, a Harris Poll reported that 62 percent of all American voters, and 84 percent of those planning to vote for Bush II, still were of the opinion that Saddam Hussein and Iraq had ”strong links” to al Qaeda, and 41 percent of all voters, and 52 percent of Bush backers, believed that Saddam had ‘‘helped plan and support the hijackers” who attacked the USA, on 9/11. What’s more, as an amazing tribute to the force of political propaganda and the tactics of big lies, a whopping 85 percent of the American soldiers themselves still believed, in 2006, three years after the invasion, the falsehood that they were fighting in Iraq “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks,” while 77 percent thought that a major reason for the war was “to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq.”

Today, a solid majority of Americans think that the Iraq war was a mistake and many are lucid enough to know they have been misled. Indeed, nearly two-thirds of Americans, an overwhelming majority, are now opposed to the war. But, it is too late. The damage has been done, and the U.S. is now solidly bogged down in Iraq. In fact, what is the Bush-Cheney administration’s answer to popular rejection? Its response: “Stay the course,”Full speed ahead!” Indeed, notwithstanding the tremendous pro-war propaganda originating from the partisan American media, 61 percent of Americans now oppose the war in Iraq. What is even more damning, a vast majority of Iraqis are turning against the invaders and occupiers. Seventy-one percent of Iraqis see the U.S.-led coalition not as “liberators” but as “occupiers,” and 78 percent consider the U.S. military presence in Iraq to have a destabilizing influence. And, not surprisingly, a solid majority of them support an immediate military pullout of foreign troops from their country.

In their grandiose plan, the neocon Bush team intends to have American troops occupy the country of Iraq illegally for as long as one can foresee. They built 14 permanent military bases there and they are constructing a military fortress disguised as an embassy to host the equivalent of a medium-size American town. That way, the United States is sure to be at war in the Middle East for decades to come.

Before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the neocon propaganda machine in the media, led by Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News (News Corp), assisted by ABC (Disney), NBC (GE), CBS (Viacom), TBS (Time Warner), CNN (Time Warner), MTV (Viacom), plus the Weekly Standard (News Corp), the National Review, the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal (Dow Jones), the New York Post (News Corp), the New York Sun, the Washington Times (Sun Myung Moon), etc., initiated an all-out propaganda campaign to persuade the American people that Saddam Hussein was really the villain behind the 9/11 attacks, not the Taliban of Afghanistan or bin Laden’s alleged al Qaeda terrorist network. They succeeded so well in this endeavor that many Americans believed the fabricated fable and swallowed the bait — hook, line, and sinker.

Then the neocons persuaded born-again George W. Bush that he had a mission from ‘God’ to fight the evil of Islamist terrorism. They whispered in his ear that the ‘Devil’ was in Iraq, not in Afghanistan. Thus, Bush II could enthusiastically proclaim that “Across the world, and across the years, we will fight these evil ones, and we will win.” Canadian neocon David Frum introduced in a Bush speech the idea of targeting three countries — Iran, Iraq, and North Korea — as the evils he had to fight, without even mentioning Osama bin Laden or al Qaeda. And, just as with the monkey on the elephant’s back, the neocons led the American elephant into the Iraqi quagmire. Even today, most Americans ignore what really happened and why they have soldiers in Iraq to kill and to be killed.

As a rule, professional news media in a democracy should be independent, objective and, as much as possible, factual and neutral in reporting news and events. This means that they should not have a systematic bias and should not be under government control or under the total control of special interest groups. Indeed, to be informed is a prerequisite for the citizenry to be able to exercise its democratic rights. If the media systematically slant the news or remain content to serve as conveyor belt for state propaganda, this results into a direct attack on democracy itself.

Unfortunately, over the last decade, American corporate media have developed the lazy tendency of being “embedded” with the government and of presenting uncritically the government spin on things and events, as if this was always the truth. Some have gone so far in that direction that they seem to be reproducing the relationship that existed in the former Soviet Union between the government and the media, the latter being a simple extension of the former. A case in point: they have no qualms about accepting selective invitations to secret meetings in the Oval Office to be ‘briefed’ and cheered up in their public support of the Bush-Cheney administration.

The results of this government-inspired disinformation is all there to be seen:

  1. Three years after this was officially disproved, half of Americans still believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) before Bush II decided on his own to launch his war of aggression;
  2. Close to one-quarter of Americans still cling to the idea that the government of Iraq was behind the attacks of 9/11. Since no such misinformation exists in other countries, this could only mean that public government officials, assisted by the neocon media and government propagandists, have consciously spread and perpetuated the disinformation and are, therefore, mainly responsible for the abysmal and dangerous ignorance found in a large and probably decisive segment of the American electorate.

There is no area where general information is as profoundly at odds with what is known in the United States compared to what is known in the rest of the world as with questions dealing with the state of Israel and the Middle East. Thanks to the powerful pro-Israel Lobby and its propaganda (Hasbara) machine, Americans seem to live on a different planet than the rest of the world. — Americans, for example, are far more likely than Europeans to side with Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A Pew Global Attitudes survey taken between March and May (2006) found that 48 percent of Americans said that their sympathies lay with the Israelis; only 13 percent were sympathetic towards the Palestinians. By contrast, in Spain for example, 9 percent sympathized with the Israelis and 32 percent with the Palestinians. The main reason for this cleavage is the fact that Americans do not receive the same news as the rest of the world. In the U.S., news directly or indirectly involving Israel is filtered, slanted and adjusted by spin organizations in order to present Israel as the innocent victim, even when it does the killing and the destruction, as its indiscriminate bombings of civilian areas in Lebanon, during the summer of 2006, amply demonstrated.

For this purpose, for example, the Lobby has its own propaganda coordinating organization, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). Its mission is to see that American media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines) toe the line on Israel and on American policies toward Israel, not hesitating in the process to smear journalists or authors who dare criticizing the actions of the Israeli government or who offer more balanced viewpoints. It also takes the necessary political steps to make sure that the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] does not impede the move toward concentration of media ownership in the U.S.

What are the conclusions to be drawn from all this?

First, there is the need for free societies to be aware when they are subjected to incessant and systematic campaigns of indoctrination and disinformation, the more so if it is to wage wars of aggression abroad. Second, the threat of excessive concentration of media ownership should always be a paramount preoccupation in a democracy, if freedom of information is to be preserved.

Rodrigue Tremblay is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Montreal and can be reached at rodrigue.tremblay@ yahoo.com. He is the author of the book ‘The New American Empire‘. Visit his blog site at www.thenewamericanempire.com/blog.

source:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15241.htm

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The Two Faces Of Rumsfeld

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 10, 2006

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

The Two Faces Of Rumsfeld

2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea
2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change

Randeep Ramesh

Friday May 9, 2003 (The Guardian) Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, sat on the board of a company which three years ago sold two light water nuclear reactors to North Korea – a country he now regards as part of the “axis of evil” and which has been targeted for regime change by Washington because of its efforts to build nuclear weapons.

Mr Rumsfeld was a non-executive director of ABB, a European engineering giant based in Zurich, when it won a $200m (£125m) contract to provide the design and key components for the reactors. The current defence secretary sat on the board from 1990 to 2001, earning $190,000 a year. He left to join the Bush administration.

The reactor deal was part of President Bill Clinton’s policy of persuading the North Korean regime to positively engage with the west.

The sale of the nuclear technology was a high-profile contract. ABB’s then chief executive, Goran Lindahl, visited North Korea in November 1999 to announce ABB’s “wide-ranging, long-term cooperation agreement” with the communist government.

The company also opened an office in the country’s capital, Pyongyang, and the deal was signed a year later in 2000. Despite this, Mr Rumsfeld’s office said that the de fence secretary did not “recall it being brought before the board at any time”.

In a statement to the American magazine Newsweek, his spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said that there “was no vote on this”. A spokesman for ABB told the Guardian yesterday that “board members were informed about the project which would deliver systems and equipment for light water reactors”.

Just months after Mr Rumsfeld took office, President George Bush ended the policy of engagement and negotiation pursued by Mr Clinton, saying he did not trust North Korea, and pulled the plug on diplomacy. Pyongyang warned that it would respond by building nuclear missiles. A review of American policy was announced and the bilateral confidence building steps, key to Mr Clinton’s policy of detente, halted.

By January 2002, the Bush administration had placed North Korea in the “axis of evil” alongside Iraq and Iran. If there was any doubt about how the White House felt about North Korea this was dispelled by Mr Bush, who told the Washington Post last year: “I loathe [North Korea’s leader] Kim Jong-il.”

The success of campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq have enhanced the status of Mr Rumsfeld in Washington. Two years after leaving ABB, Mr Rumsfeld now considers North Korea a “terrorist regime _ teetering on the verge of collapse” and which is on the verge of becoming a proliferator of nuclear weapons. During a bout of diplomatic activity over Christmas he warned that the US could fight two wars at once – a reference to the forthcoming conflict with Iraq. After Baghdad fell, Mr Rumsfeld said Pyongyang should draw the “appropriate lesson”.

Critics of the administration’s bellicose language on North Korea say that the problem was not that Mr Rumsfeld supported the Clinton-inspired diplomacy and the ABB deal but that he did not “speak up against it”. “One could draw the conclusion that economic and personal interests took precedent over non-proliferation,” said Steve LaMontagne, an analyst with the Centre for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington.

Many members of the Bush administration are on record as opposing Mr Clinton’s plans, saying that weapons-grade nuclear material could be extracted from the type of light water reactors that ABB sold. Mr Rumsfeld’s deputy, Paul Wolfowitz, and the state department’s number two diplomat, Richard Armitage, both opposed the deal as did the Republican presidential candidate, Bob Dole, whose campaign Mr Rumsfeld ran and where he also acted as defence adviser.

One unnamed ABB board director told Fortune magazine that Mr Rumsfeld was involved in lobbying his hawkish friends on behalf of ABB.

The Clinton package sought to defuse tensions on the Ko rean peninsula by offering supplies of oil and new light water nuclear reactors in return for access by inspectors to Pyongyang’s atomic facilities and a dismantling of its heavy water reactors which produce weapons grade plutonium. Light water reactors are known as “proliferation-resistant” but, in the words of one expert, they are not “proliferation-proof”.

The type of reactors involved in the ABB deal produce plutonium which needs refining before it can be weaponised. One US congressman and critic of the North Korean regime described the reactors as “nuclear bomb factories”.

North Korea expelled the inspectors last year and withdrew from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in January at about the same time that the Bush administration authorised $3.5m to keep ABB’s reactor project going.

North Korea is thought to have offered to scrap its nuclear facilities and missile pro gramme and to allow international nuclear inspectors into the country. But Pyongyang demanded that security guarantees and aid from the US must come first.

Mr Bush now insists that he will only negotiate a new deal with Pyongyang after the nuclear programme is scrapped. Washington believes that offering inducements would reward Pyongyang’s “blackmail” and encourage other “rogue” states to develop weapons of mass destruction.

source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/

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US Terrorize The World – 17 Ramadhan 1427 H (10.10.06)

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 10, 2006

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Wars and propaganda machines

Propaganda machines are dangerous, even more so in a democracy than in a totalitarian regime, because their goal is to confuse, disinform, lie, raise fear and manipulate the opinions of the people.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15241.htm

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Where are the voices?

The shame of silence in the face of Israeli and US crimes

Where are the voices of moral righteousness that the world has always depended upon to rein in the evil forces of conquering warlords? The teachers and professors – why are they silent? The virtuous – the clergy and elders of church and mosque and synagogue – who covered their mouths with duct tape and broke their pens and keyboards?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15244.htm

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Rice: To Hell!!

Rice is continuing her efforts to be white; to be Bush more than Bush him self, yet she will stay black.. Here I am not trying to be racist but Rice pushes me to think in this way; since she began her career as a top US official she behaves in a way shows being complicated being black and not pretty.. She found her life chance through being the shadow Bush the first.. Living with the bloody Bushes family; she discovered the privilege of being white and wealthy in the States. She is smart; yet she used her smartness in a very ugly way: to be against every body who is against the Bushes policy which is trying to destroy the world.
http://www.thewomaniwasblog.blogspot.com/

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BUSH’S SECRET ADVISOR HAS BLOODY PAST

As more U.S. soldiers die in Iraq, and President Bush tells Americans he will “stay the course” even if his only supporters are his wife and their dog, Barney, reports have come out that Bush is getting advice from a man who knows all about failure.
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/bloody_past.html

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Iraq Arrests Cooks After Hundreds of Police Poisoned

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061009/wl_afp/iraqunrestpolice

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Iraqi Official Says 11 Soldiers Dead From Poisoning; Another Official Denies It

http://www.columbian.com/news/APStories/AP10092006news65862.cfm

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Iraq Police Poisoned With Australian-Supplied Food

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20551006-2,00.html

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Three Iraqi Police Die, Hundreds Sick After Poisoned Meal

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061009/ts_afp/iraqunrestpolice

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Iraq “Vice President’s” Brother Killed

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20550416-1702,00.html

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Get the Danish troops home now

http://fritirak.blogspot.com/2006/10/get-danish-troops-home-now.html

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Australian Poll: Bring Troops Home From Iraq Now

http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/fairenough/age28.html

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Poll: Opposition to Iraq War Reaches 61 Percent in US

http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13402

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US Forces Focus on Baghdad, Leaving Western Iraq in Limbo

http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/ap/2006/10/09/africa/ME_GEN_Iraq_Bets_on_Baghdad.php

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Worries over growing violence in northern Iraq amid the fight for Baghdad

http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/ap/2006/10/08/africa/ME_GEN_Iraq_Stormy_North.php

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40 corpses found in occupied Baghdad in past 24 hours

Some 40 corpses have been found in scattered places here in the last 24 hours, an Interior ministry source said on Monday.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/Home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=911902

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At Least 13 Killed, 46 Wounded by Baghdad Car Bomb

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061009/ts_nm/iraq_bomb_dc

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Sunday: 77 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed, Including 30 Militiamen Killed by US/Iraqi Forces

http://www.antiwar.com/updates/?articleid=9819

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US, Iraqi Troops Kill 30 in Battle With Shi’ite Militia

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061008/ts_afp/iraq

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U.S.: 30 rebels killed in mostly Shiite Iraqi city

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/10/08/iraq.main/

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91 Dead, 41 Wounded, Including US Soldier, in Saturday Iraq Violence

http://www.antiwar.com/updates/?articleid=9817

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Saturday Violence Around Iraq Leaves 30 Iraqis, American Soldier Dead

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/10/07/iraq.main/

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Three Marines Killed in Western Iraq

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061009/wl_nm/iraq_marines_dc

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Nearly 800 US Soldiers Wounded in Iraq in September

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/northamerica/article_1209503.php/Nearly_800_US_soldiers_wounded_in_Iraq_in_September

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US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,744

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061008/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_us_deaths

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Two US Soldiers Killed in Fighting in Iraq

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200610081510.htm

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US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,739

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061007/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_us_deaths

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 8 October 2006.

  • Resistance attacks US Bradley armored vehicle in ar-Ramadi Sunday morning, reportedly killing five American troops.
  • US occupation troops kill chief of al-Bu Hamdan tribe in as-Saqlawiyah Sunday morning.
  • Two US troops reported killed in Saturday evening roadside bombing in as-Saqlawiyah.
  • London Sunday Times: US moving closer to open endorsement of three-state split of Iraq.
  • Resistance ambushes American food convoy in al-Ishaqi, destroying five trucks and killing five mercenary drivers Sunday afternoon.
  • Sunday morning Resistance bomb in Samarra’ leaves two US troops reported dead.
  • Resistance car bomb in al-Miqdadiyah reportedly kills two American troops who were trying to disarm it Sunday afternoon.
  • Resistance blasts US al-Habbaniyah base with Grad rockets Sunday afternoon.
  • Resistance bomb blasts US patrol near al-Hadithah dam Saturday.
  • Resistance bombards US headquarters in Hit Saturday.
  • Resistance bombards puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry Shock Troop” headquarters in western Baghdad’s al-Jihad district midday Sunday.
  • Resistance fighters eliminate member of pro-US Kurdish separatist party in al-Mawsil Saturday.

http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2006/1006/iraqiresistancereport_081006.htm

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NATO Chief Warns of Afghan Tipping Point

NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan warned on Sunday that a majority of Afghans would likely switch their allegiance to resurgent Taliban militants if their lives show no visible improvements in the next six months.
http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fapnews.myway.com%2Farticle%2F20061008%2FD8KKLPN80.html

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Blast in east Afghanistan kills 3 officials

An explosion occurred on Monday morning in Khogiani district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan kills at least 3 local officials and injured 2 soldiers, police said.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200610/09/eng20061009_310204.html

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Two Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces

Palestinian medics said a 14-year-old boy was killed in northern Gaza.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6034099.stm

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A Palestinian killed and others injured in Israeli bombardment of occupied Gaza

A Palestinian man was killed and four others were seriously injured when the Israeli army bombed a house in Beit Hanoun area northern Gaza Strip on Monday, local radio stations said.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=911810

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America trains Abbas’ loyalists in secret camp in Jericho

In an apparent American step to ignite a Palestinian civil war, high-ranking Palestinian sources have unveiled that the United States was establishing a secret military camp in the West Bank city of Jericho to train the PA presidential guards (Force-17).
http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/am/publish/article_20169.shtml

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The Two Faces Of Rumsfeld

Director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea. 2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3303.htm

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Welcome to the Nuclear Club!

Rest assured that while President Bush was at a podium in the White House on Monday denouncing the North Korean nuclear test as a “provocative act,” Karl Rove was hard at work to fine-tune plans for a rhetorical onslaught linking this crisis to the “war on terror.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15246.htm

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Nuclear Blackmail

North Korea has repeatedly agreed to junk its nuclear weapons provided the US does three things: 1. deal directly with Pyongyang, which Washington refuses to do; 2. provide security guarantees that the US will not attack North Korea; 3. provide economic aid. The Bush Administration’s hard-line neoconservatives refuse to ‘validate’ North Korea’s totalitarian regime through direct talks. Neocons are determined to overthrow Kim Jong-il.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15243.htm

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Ambling towards Disaster; Bush’s North Korea Policy

It took 6 years of relentless threats, sanctions and belligerence, but Bush finally succeeded in pushing Kim Jong-Il to build North Korea’s first nuclear bomb. Now, Kim can just add a few finishing touches to his ballistic-missile delivery system, the Taepo-dong ICBM, and he’ll be able to wipe out the 9 western states with a flip of the switch.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15240.htm

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Bush’s Nuclear Apocalypse

The aircraft carrier Eisenhower, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio, guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage, guided-missile destroyer USS Mason and the fast-attack submarine USS Newport News, is, as I write, making its way to the Straits of Hormuz off Iran. The ships will be in place to strike Iran by the end of the month. It may be a bluff. It may be a feint. It may be a simple show of American power. But I doubt it.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15245.htm

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Israel (which has hundreds of warheades) gets indignant about North Korea’s test

“It could be a good thing,” Sneh told Israel Radio, explaining that Israeli policymakers and advocates should use the developments in North Korea to convince the international community to “do something [about Iran] before it’s too late.”

Israel is trying to claim that Iran must be attacked BECAUSE of North Korea’s nuclear test!
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1159193402025

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Police ‘exaggerated evidence’ against British 9/11 suspect

POLICE and prosecutors are facing allegations that they misled a judge and grossly exaggerated evidence against the only man to be detained in Britain over September 11
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2395400,00.html

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‘The FBI has decided to lie…’ about Foley emails [VIDEO]

The emails suggest criminal activity and CREW sent them to the FBI (3 different departments in fact) several months ago, but the FBI did nothing.
http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/evan/42722

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Should presidents be allowed to serve more than 2 terms?

Bills introduced in Congress to repeal 8-year restriction of 22nd Amendment
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52246

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