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Big Victory of Iraqi Muslim Resistence

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006


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=== News Update ===

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 10 October 2006

Baghdad.

Iraqi Resistance rockets blast into biggest American arsenal in Iraq setting off unprecedented explosions, illuminating Baghdad sky just before midnight Tuesday.

In a dispatch posted at 12:30am Makkah time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a short while earlier Iraqi Resistance forces had attacked and blown up the largest US weapons arsenal depot in the American General Headquarters in the south of Baghdad.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the arsenal, located in the as-Saqr Base in the south of Baghdad is the main supplier of equipment to the US forces. It came under Resistance rocket attack late on Tuesday night. At the time of reporting, mountains of American arms and ammunition were continuing to explode in the sky in a huge fire unprecedented in Baghdad’s history.

In response, US aircraft hysterically rocketed and bombed various parts of the city, the correspondent reported, trying to knock out the launch sites of the rockets that blasted into the American arsenal.

A source in the Iraqi puppet regime told Mafkarat al-Islam that the Resistance blasted the American arsenal, known as Camp Falcon, with Grad and Katyusha rockets.

The source admitted that dozens of Americans had been killed or wounded in the blasts that were still ripping the American arsenal apart. The source said that the US forces were unable to do anything to stop the massive inferno of flame and explosions that was lighting up the Baghdad sky like fireworks.

Reuters reported the puppet regime’s “Iraqiyah” television network as showing pictures of a huge fire lighting up the night sky. Reuters reporters in central Baghdad heard more than 30 explosions, which began at about 11pm local time Tuesday night.

The puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” said the explosions had rocked three neighborhoods close to Forward Operating Base Falcon in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.

US aircraft attack districts in Baghdad around midnight Tuesday – Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 11:55pm Makkah time Tuesday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US warplanes were at that moment attacking several areas in the heart of Baghdad.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the American rockets were setting off thunderous explosions in the al-Bayya‘ Bridge area and the al-‘Amil neighborhood of the occupied Iraqi capital.

A short while earlier, a US fighter-bomber rocketed a house in the as-Sayyidiyah area of Baghdad. No further details were immediately available on the nature or extent of casualties because the nighttime curfew was in force when the Americans attacked.

In yet another attack, the Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent reported that the headquarters of the puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry Shock Troops (Maghawir)” in the ash-Shurtah ar-Rabi‘ah district were at that time under fierce bombardment and were on fire. American helicopters were swarming over the area, the correspondent reported.

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Nine huge American transport planes unload casualties from devastating Resistance strike on US Falcon Base in Baghdad just before midnight Tuesday, indicating heavy American losses.

In a bulletin posted at 2am Makkah time before dawn Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported its correspondent in al-Habbaniyah as saying that the US military hospital at the massive American-occupied air base there had begun to receive dead and wounded personnel from the devastating Resistance rocket assault on the US Falcon arsenal in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah. Just before midnight Tuesday, the Iraqi Resistance fired barrages of Katyusha and Grad rockets into the arsenal, the largest such facility in occupied Iraq, causing the ordnance to begin to explode. Western news reports stated that the blasts continued for hours lighting up the nighttime sky over Baghdad.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported at that hour that three huge US transport aircraft emblazoned with the red cross had flown into the base, and casualties were being unloaded and sent into the hospital at the al-Habbaniyah base, located some 70km west of Baghdad.

Later, in a dispatch posted at 2:45am Makkah time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that two more huge transport planes had arrived in the US-occupied al-Habbaniyah airbase, 70km west of Baghdad carrying casualties from the devastating Resistance assault on America’s Falcon Base in the US-occupied as-Saqr (Falcon) Forward Base in Sukkaniya located in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah.

The al-Habbaniyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses in the village of al-Bu Mar‘i, about 2km from the US-occupied air base, as saying that as of that time, a total of five enormous transport planes had flown into the base emblazoned with the red cross. The transports came in under fighter escort, the fighter planes remained aloft circling al-Habbaniyah as the transports set down.

The witnesses said that the US occupation forces illuminated the base – something they do not normally do – as swarms of American helicopters prowled the skies around the area, trying to prevent Resistance rocket attacks.

Then in a dispatch posted at 5:15pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that at 7am Wednesday morning the last of a total of nine huge transport planes had landed at the US-occupied al-Habbaniyah airbase, site of America’s largest military hospital in the country, during the night.

The al-Habbaniyah correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the transport planes continued to land and take off all night and into Wednesday morning ferrying back and forth under fighter escort from Baghdad loaded with dead and wounded Americans.

The correspondent reported eyewitnesses as saying that the aircraft did indeed fly into al-Habbaniyah from Baghdad. The huge transport planes arrived over al-Habbaniyah with fighter escort and then would break away from the warplanes land at the airfield and then take off again after about 20 minutes.

A source in the Iraqi puppet army told Mafkarat al-Islam that the US forces transported more than 90 Iraqi puppet troops to hospital for treatment after the blasts began to shake the southern part of the city. This number was confirmed by Dr. ‘Umar ‘Abdallah ar-Rawi of ar-Ramadi Hospital who told Mafkarat al-Islam that “90 wounded Iraqi troops were brought to us late in the night.” He indicated that the Americans requested his hospital to clear a wing for them and they did so.

Residents of al-Habbaniyah agreed that nine massive transport planes arrived at various times during the night and into the morning bringing casualties to the US military hospital at the base. The first three planes arrived at 1am local time, witnesses said. The fourth plane landed at about 1:30am, then a fifth about 10 minutes later. Then at 3:30am two more large transports arrived at al-Habbaniyah airbase, and the last two transports were seen coming in at 7am local time Wednesday morning.

Although the nighttime curfew is usually lifted at around 6am each morning, the correspondent reported that US forces only opened the roads and lifted the automobile curfew in al-Habbaniyah at 8am Wednesday morning.

In its announcements regarding the attack, US officials denied that the attack on the arsenal caused any casualties at all. Mafkarat al-Islam observed, however, that the landing of nine massive transport planes carrying US casualties was an important indicator that the number of Americans killed or wounded in the Resistance assault on Falcon arsenal was very substantial.

The new American military hospital in al-Habbaniyah, reportedly the largest in occupied Iraq, was opened on 12 May this year in response to rising US casualties.

Baghdad.

Remains of US Falcon arsenal described as “burned out wasteland with no buildings.” US helicopters dump water on site during the day Wednesday to extinguish last flames. Puppet officials estimate US losses could exceed US$1 billion.

In a dispatch posted at 4:15pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that a source in the puppet “Iraqi Defense Ministry” had revealed that US forces and their Iraqi puppet allies would begin clearing and cleaning away the US Forward Base Falcon (as-Saqr Base) in Sukkaniya in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah on Wednesday.

The puppet “Defense Ministry” source told Mafkarat al-Islam that the base would never return to the way it had been prior to the attack and that it was now a “burned out wasteland with no buildings.”

The source said that at the present time US helicopters were pouring water intensely on the remains of the arsenal to make sure that the last flames of the fire were finally extinguished. Earlier on Wednesday, US forces announced that the fires were still burning in the arsenal which the Americans admitted was the biggest in Iraq and which they acknowledged had been destroyed. The US military claimed that the devastating explosions that lasted for hours and lit up the skies over Baghdad caused no casualties.

Losses could top US$1 billion.

In a dispatch posted at 4pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Iraqi puppet officials expected that the losses sustained by the US military as a result of the destruction of the Falcon Arsenal would total more than a billion US dollars.

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Major General Bilal Ahmad al-‘Ithawi, an adviser to the puppet “Iraqi Defense Minister” for transport and supply, visited ad-Durah on Wednesday morning and said that the attack had inflicted enormous losses on the US military that could total more than US$1 billion.

General al-‘Ithawi said that the Falcon base was the biggest US arsenal in central Iraq and was the launching point for US military operations. The arsenal contained more than 50 tanks; numerous artillery pieces; a landing strip for Chinook helicopters, some of which were parked there when the place exploded; in addition to armories containing weapons and ammunition. He said that all the buildings and furnishings of the base had been totally destroyed, and the archive records of the US troops was completely wiped out.

General al-‘Ithawi said however that the biggest fear among Iraqi puppet officials during the night was that the Americans might have stockpiled low grade nuclear arms or chemical weapons such as were used in the Second Battle of al-Fallujah in the base. Had such weapons been there, the death toll of Iraqi residents of Baghdad could have been in the thousands.

US troops seen hauling away at least 30 burned out tanks and armored vehicles from ruined Falcon arsenal.

In a dispatch posted at 11:15pm Makkah time Wednesday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that as of 5:30pm Wednesday afternoon Baghdad time, at least 30 US Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles were known to have been destroyed in the devastating Resistance attack on the Falcon Arsenal in southern Baghdad.

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses who lie in the ar-Rashid section of southern Baghdad as saying that the US had used 13 huge military transport trucks to haul completely charred American armored vehicles out of the remains of the American Falcon base. The US forces hid the burnt wreckage of the vehicles behind the vegetable wholesale market known as the ‘Ulwat ar-Rashid Commercial Market.

Witnesses reported that about 15 minutes before sunset Wednesday, the procession of vehicles under US helicopter air cover and escorted by Humvees took the wrecked vehicles, estimated to number at least 22 to the back wall of the ‘Ulwah. The Americans then set up a guard post to control access to the wrecked vehicles.

The Americans also set up a checkpoint 2km away where they confiscated cell phones with built-in cameras because travelers on their way to the village of as-Sa‘idat would be able clearly to see the wrecked armored vehicles.

Meanwhile, residents of the al-Khadra’ neighborhood and a number of Iraqi traffic wardens told Mafkarat al-Islam that they had seen giant American trucks carrying charred US tanks. The witnesses said that the vehicles had no apparent damage to their external shells, as usually is the case when they are burned in the explosion of a roadside bomb or shoulder-fired rockets. Witnesses said that the number of burned tanks being hauled through their area was between eight and 12.

As of the time of reporting men of the American 4th Engineering Division were still working together with a cleanup unit of Iraqi puppet army to haul away wrecked US vehicles and other wreckage of the American base with the help of American helicopters and cranes.

US forces have completely blocked the road that runs by the ruined base. Residents of the al-Mahdiyah al-Ula section of the city whose houses are opposite the base reported that there were US vehicles that had been totally destroyed and were still inside the base waiting for the teams of cleanup troops to get to them.

The witnesses also told Mafkarat al-Islam that high-ranking American officials had visited the site during the first hours of Wednesday under very heavy guard.

Iraqi puppet army orders two regiments to move into southern Baghdad to fill gap left by decimated US forces.

In a dispatch posted at 10:20pm Makkah time Wednesday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Iraqi puppet “Defense Ministry” had issued orders to two regiments of the Iraqi puppet army currently based in the city of al-Kut, 150km southeast of Baghdad in Wasit Province, to move out within 24 hours and take up positions in southern Baghdad.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the transfer of the forces was intended to fill the gap left by the heavy losses of US troops in the southern Baghdad area as a result of Tuesday night’s devastating attack on the Falcon arsenal.

Thick smoke, the smell of gunpowder envelope Baghdad hours after Iraqi Resistance midnight rocket barrage destroys US Falcon arsenal in as-Saqr Base.

In a dispatch posted at 3am Makkah time before dawn Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that hours after the devastating Resistance rocket attack that ignited the US Falcon arsenal in the occupied as-Saqr Base in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah, thick smoke was still rising into the sky over the occupied Iraqi capital.

The Baghdad correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that thick smoke was enveloped large swathes of the city. The distinct smell of gunpowder suffused the air in many parts of Baghdad, including ad-Durah, al-Bayya‘, al-Yarmuk, al-‘Amiriyah, the al-‘Amil neighborhood, al-Jihad, al-Mansur, Abu Dushayr, and many other places across the sprawling Iraqi capital.

The sky above was now black with smoke, the correspondent wrote, having been clear earlier that nigh before the Resistance blasted the arsenal. About one-third of Baghdad was covered in smoke from the exploding American camp.

Resistance group Islamic Army of Iraq claims responsibility for rocket attack on Falcon arsenal.

In a dispatch posted at 11am Makkah time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Iraqi Resistance group the Islamic Army in Iraq had issued a communiqué taking responsibility for the devastating attack on the US arsenal at the as-Saqr (Falcon) Forward Base Tuesday night.

Al-Jazeera satellite TV, as monitored by Mafkarat al-Islam, reported the communiqué as saying that “fire support units for rockets and mortars bombarded the base of the US occupying army with two Katyusha rockets and three mortar shells.”

The communiqué, which al-Jazeera said had not been authenticated, said that the missiles “by the grace of God landed amongst mountains of munitions and began to explode and throughout Baghdad the thunder of the explosions could be heard.”

Resistance attacks reported throughout Baghdad Tuesday night.

The patriotic Iraqi website albasrah.net reported early Wednesday morning that the pro-American Badr Brigades had reported on their news service that in addition to blowing up the massive US arsenal in Sukkaniya Tuesday night, Resistance forces had also fought battles in the Baghdad district of al-Mansur. In addition, Resistance fighters blasted an-Nusur Square with mortars and attacked a puppet army checkpoint. An Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded near a fuel station in al-Mansur and explosive devices were reported blasting targets in the Baghdad district of as-Sayyidiyah.

AlBasrah reported that the destruction of the American arsenal in Sukkaniya was the beginning of an Iraqi Resistance offensive.

source:
http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?header=gen&mod=newse

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U.S. Military Has Killed 127-238,000 Iraqi Civilians

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006

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=== News Update ===

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

U.S. Military Has Killed 127-238,000 Iraqi Civilians

A just released study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, published in the current issue of the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet, reports that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has led to the deaths of between 426,000 and 794,000 Iraqis. This is a substantial increase over the 100,000 dead that the same research group found through 2004, based upon a smaller survey, and it represents an astonishing 2.5 percent of the country’s total population.

The grim news was widely–though not universally–reported in the U.S. media (my local paper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, blacked it out), but few news organizations reported the most disturbing finding of the study, which was that 31 percent of those killed were acatually slain by U.S. and “coalition” forces (actually by U.S. forces, since most of the other foreign forces working with the U.S., with the exception of the British, have not played combat roles, and even the British have largely operated in the south where fighting has been much less severe.

That means U.S. forces have, since the March 19, 2003 invasion, killed between 132,000 and 246,000 Iraqis. It should be recalled that the Pentagon has estimated that the insurgency numbers perhaps 20-40,000 individuals, and they have only succeeded in killing a fraction of them. Assuming generously that the military has succeeded in killing maybe a quarter of the enemy fighters, that would be 10,000 people at most, leaving the U.S. civilian death toll at 122,000-236,000. The Christian Science Monitor, no radical rag, once did a survey and found that U.S. forces were killing civilians in Iraq at a rate of 30 for every enemy fighter slain. At that rate, it would appear, if the peer-reviewed Lancet study is correct, that the U.S. invasion and occupation forces have killed between 127,000 and 238,000 civilians. At least a third and perhaps a half of those killed, various studies of Iraqi casualties have made clear, have been children.

This is the grand war of liberation and democracy that our bloodstained president hails as his legacy!

This is the war that we are told is making America safer.

Just to put things in a little perspective, the Iraqis killed at the hands of our “heroes” in uniform on orders of this great commander in chief represent about one percent of the Iraqi population of 24 million. If a comparable number of Americans were being killed in a war, it would be as if we had lost between 1 million and 1.9 million people! Imagine Americans referring to any army that did such a thing as a “liberator”! Anyone who thinks that we are making friends this way in Iraq has to be an idiot.

It boggles my mind how the U.S. share of this slaughter could have been kept out of the report offered in the New York Times or USA Today. (The Times did run some small pie charts that showed in a dark shade the share of deaths caused by U.S. forces, but because no numbers or percentages were provided, and because no such figures appeared in the accompanying story, the impact was greatly diminished.) Even NPR, in its 10/11 story on the Lancet figures, tiptoed around the issue of how many of the dead died at the hands of American forces, and the 31 percent figure in the study never made it onto the air, not did any totals. Somehow the idea that a lot of people have died in the wake of the U.S. invasion is okay, but not the idea that people were actually shot dead, bombed, burned or run over by our guys.

What made the Times article, which ran on an inside page, particularly offensive, was a page-one story that ran on the same day, headlined “3rd Iraq Death Has One town Shaken to Core.” This piece looked in detail about how the deaths in Iraq of three servicemen from the New York hamlet of Highland, had caused such widespread grief and anguish in a small American town. How on earth could editors give that story–excellent and poignant as it was in its own right–such prominence while burying a report about the wholesale slaughter of a people by U.S. forces? Don’t the editors realize that every one of those Iraqi deaths was producing the same kind of grief and anger in towns and villages across Iraq?

Americans still haven’t grasped the horror that American troops are inflicting upon the Iraqi people, and hiding these numbers–and the American military’s direct responsibility for nearly a third of them–is an example of why.

The Bush administration has carefully seen to it that Americans will not see the evidence of American deaths and injuries. Coffins are flown in to Dover Airbase, a closed military compound in Delaware, at night. The administration has also blacked out Iraqi deaths by refusing to provide body counts from U.S. military actions, and by preventing reporters from operating in Iraq unescorted.

The Lancet study has burst that veil of secrecy, at least partially, though the U.S. media continues to cooperate for the most part, it appears, in keeping the ugliest truth–the U.S. civilian casualty rate in Iraq–out of their reports. If you want that kind of information, you have to go to the Lancet report itself or to the British newspapers, like The Guardian, which have it stated clearly.

source:
http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/2006.10.01_arch.html#1160582541048

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Study: 655,000 Iraqis died as a result of invasion

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006

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=== News Update ===

First Published 2006-10-11, Last Updated 2006-10-11 13:22:14



Iraqi blood runs cheap, runs dry

Study: 655,000 Iraqis died as a result of invasion

British journal the Lancet says one in 40 of Iraqi population died due to effects of 2003 US-led invasion of country.

PARIS – US researchers estimate that 655,000 Iraqis, or around one in 40 of the Iraq population, have died as a result of the 2003 invasion of their country, according to a study to be published on Thursday by the British journal The Lancet.

In October 2004, a paper also published in The Lancet calculated that almost 100,000 deaths had occurred in Iraq between March 2003 and September 2004 as a result of violence and heart attack and aggravated health problems.

Updating this, a team led by Gilbert Burnham of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, sought to make an estimate of deaths in the post-invasion period from March 2003 to June 2006, and compared the mortality before the invasion, from January 2002 to January 2003.

They randomly selected 47 sites across Iraq, comprising 1,849 households and 12,801 people.

Interviewers asked householders about births, deaths and migration and if there had been a death since January 2002 and, if so, asked to see a death certificate to note the cause.

Of the 629 deaths recorded, 547, or 87 percent, were in the post-invasion period.

Extrapolated across the country, 654,965 premature deaths — 2.5 percent of the population — have occurred since March 2003, the study says.

Around 601,000 were due to violence; around half of the deaths in this category were due to gunfire.

“The number of people dying in Iraq has continued to escalate. The proportion of deaths ascribed to coalition forces has diminished in 2006, although the actual numbers have increased every year,” the study says.

“Gunfire remains the most common cause of death, although deaths from car bombing have increaseed.”

The study acknowledges weaknesses in its data collection, saying that the “extreme insecurity” during the survey limited the number of teams that ventured out to interview families and the time they could spend interviewing.

“Calling back to households not available on the initial visit was felt to be too dangerous,” it adds.

But there was also the possibility that some deaths may have gone unrecorded, it says.

“Families, especially in households with combatants killed, could have hidden deaths. Under-reporting of infant deaths is a widespread concern in surveys of this type. Entire households could have been killed, leading to survivor bias.”

The authors describe the Iraq conflict as a humanitarian emergency that required an independent body to assess the high mortality.

“Although such death rates might be common in times of war, the combination of a long duration and tens of millions of people affected has made this the deadliest international conflict of the 21st century,” it says.

The study is published online by The Lancet. The 2004 study, lead-authored by Les Roberts, also of Johns Hopkins, suggested the risk of death in post-invasion Iraq was 250 percent higher than before the invasion.

source:
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/iraq/?id=17816

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Study Claims Iraq’s ‘Excess’ Death Toll Has Reached 655,000

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006

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=== News Update ===

washingtonpost.com

Study Claims Iraq’s ‘Excess’ Death Toll Has Reached 655,000

By David Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 11, 2006; A12

A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.

The estimate, produced by interviewing residents during a random sampling of households throughout the country, is far higher than ones produced by other groups, including Iraq’s government.

It is more than 20 times the estimate of 30,000 civilian deaths that President Bush gave in a speech in December. It is more than 10 times the estimate of roughly 50,000 civilian deaths made by the British-based Iraq Body Count research group.

The surveyors said they found a steady increase in mortality since the invasion, with a steeper rise in the last year that appears to reflect a worsening of violence as reported by the U.S. military, the news media and civilian groups. In the year ending in June, the team calculated Iraq’s mortality rate to be roughly four times what it was the year before the war.

Of the total 655,000 estimated “excess deaths,” 601,000 resulted from violence and the rest from disease and other causes, according to the study. This is about 500 unexpected violent deaths per day throughout the country.

The survey was done by Iraqi physicians and overseen by epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings are being published online today by the British medical journal the Lancet.

The same group in 2004 published an estimate of roughly 100,000 deaths in the first 18 months after the invasion. That figure was much higher than expected, and was controversial. The new study estimates that about 500,000 more Iraqis, both civilian and military, have died since then — a finding likely to be equally controversial.

Both this and the earlier study are the only ones to estimate mortality in Iraq using scientific methods. The technique, called “cluster sampling,” is used to estimate mortality in famines and after natural disasters.

While acknowledging that the estimate is large, the researchers believe it is sound for numerous reasons. The recent survey got the same estimate for immediate post-invasion deaths as the early survey, which gives the researchers confidence in the methods. The great majority of deaths were also substantiated by death certificates.

“We’re very confident with the results,” said Gilbert Burnham, a Johns Hopkins physician and epidemiologist.

A Defense Department spokesman did not comment directly on the estimate.

“The Department of Defense always regrets the loss of any innocent life in Iraq or anywhere else,” said Lt. Col. Mark Ballesteros. “The coalition takes enormous precautions to prevent civilian deaths and injuries.”

He added that “it would be difficult for the U.S. to precisely determine the number of civilian deaths in Iraq as a result of insurgent activity. The Iraqi Ministry of Health would be in a better position, with all of its records, to provide more accurate information on deaths in Iraq.”

Ronald Waldman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University who worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for many years, called the survey method “tried and true,” and added that “this is the best estimate of mortality we have.”

This viewed was echoed by Sarah Leah Whitson, an official of Human Rights Watch in New York, who said, “We have no reason to question the findings or the accuracy” of the survey.

“I expect that people will be surprised by these figures,” she said. “I think it is very important that, rather than questioning them, people realize there is very, very little reliable data coming out of Iraq.”

The survey was conducted between May 20 and July 10 by eight Iraqi physicians organized through Mustansiriya University in Baghdad. They visited 1,849 randomly selected households that had an average of seven members each. One person in each household was asked about deaths in the 14 months before the invasion and in the period after.

The interviewers asked for death certificates 87 percent of the time; when they did, more than 90 percent of households produced certificates.

According to the survey results, Iraq’s mortality rate in the year before the invasion was 5.5 deaths per 1,000 people; in the post-invasion period it was 13.3 deaths per 1,000 people per year. The difference between these rates was used to calculate “excess deaths.”

Of the 629 deaths reported, 87 percent occurred after the invasion. A little more than 75 percent of the dead were men, with a greater male preponderance after the invasion. For violent post-invasion deaths, the male-to-female ratio was 10-to-1, with most victims between 15 and 44 years old.

Gunshot wounds caused 56 percent of violent deaths, with car bombs and other explosions causing 14 percent, according to the survey results. Of the violent deaths that occurred after the invasion, 31 percent were caused by coalition forces or airstrikes, the respondents said.

Burnham said that the estimate of Iraq’s pre-invasion death rate — 5.5 deaths per 1,000 people — found in both of the Hopkins surveys was roughly the same estimate used by the CIA and the U.S. Census Bureau. He said he believes that attests to the accuracy of his team’s results.

He thinks further evidence of the survey’s robustness is that the steepness of the upward trend it found in excess deaths in the last two years is roughly the same tendency found by other groups — even though the actual numbers differ greatly.

An independent group of researchers and biostatisticians based in England produces the Iraq Body Count. It estimates that there have been 44,000 to 49,000 civilian deaths since the invasion. An Iraqi nongovernmental organization estimated 128,000 deaths between the invasion and July 2005.

The survey cost about $50,000 and was paid for by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies.

Staff researcher Madonna Lebling contributed to this report.

source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/10/AR2006101001442_pf.html

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War Crimes Committed by the United States in Iraq and Mechanisms for Accountability

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006

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=== News Update ===

War Crimes Committed by the United States in Iraq and Mechanisms for Accountability

This report was prepared by Consumers for Peace.org with the advice of Karen Parker, noted lawyer in human rights and humanitarian law. Ms. Parker is President of the San Francisco-based Association of Humanitarian Lawyers (www.humanlaw.org) and Chief Delegate to the United Nations for the Los Angeles-based International Educational Development/Humanitarian Law Project (IED/AHL), an accredited non-governmental organization on the U.N. Secretary-General’s list.

Click here to read the full report in PDF format in a new window.

source:
http://www.consumersforpeace.org/news_war_crimes_iraq_accountability.html

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Taliban are winning

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006

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=== News Update ===

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Taliban are winning

(MINNEAPOLIS) STAR TRIBUNE

Britain is atwitter over a row between Prince Harry and his military unit, which has banned him from combat in Afghanistan. Prince Harry is said to be furious with the decision and has threatened to quit the military if it follows through.

Good for Prince Harry; that’s the sort of mettle all would-be leaders (even titular leaders) should demonstrate. We’d like to see him serve in Afghanistan — not because of any desire to see the prince come to any harm, but because with such a famous person in Afghanistan perhaps that conflict would get the attention and the troops it deserves.

To put it succinctly, the Taliban is winning in Afghanistan, five years after its leaders were driven from power for harboring and assisting al-Qaida as it laid plans for the Sept. 11 attacks.

Taliban troops have retaken control of broad swatches of the country and are beginning to stand and fight NATO units head to head. Violence is at its highest level since the early days of the conflict. The much-ballyhooed reconstruction and peace that the U.S. invasion was supposed to usher in are now distant and empty promises.

The NATO commander for Afghanistan, British Gen. David Richards, over the weekend asked that additional troops be deployed to the country. He warned that unless progress is made in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan within the next six months, the civilian population might well shift its allegiance away from NATO and to the Taliban.

Experts on Afghanistan warn, yet again, that the country is approaching a “tipping point.” This time they might be right. It is also a potential tipping point for NATO: Afghanistan is the place where the postwar alliance is expected to either prove itself or close up shop.

When the Afghan war started, NATO pledged to help, but few members had either men or machines up to the fight. Five years on, a force of 32,000 has been cobbled together from a number of nations (the bulk being British and American), and is now in charge of the entire Afghan operation under Richards. If the Taliban outshines NATO in combat, it will likely be time to retire the colors at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Unfortunately, the Bush administration convinced itself the Taliban would be a pushover. That’s the only way it could have rationalized taking on Saddam Hussein at the same time.

Thus critical units were pulled off the line prematurely in Afghanistan so they might prepare for deployment to Iraq. Thus too few American forces were available to close in on Osama bin Laden when he was cornered in Tora Bora.

So maybe having Prince Harry deploy to Afghanistan would be a good thing. With such a famous head on the line, perhaps the Bush administration would be forced to give the Afghanistan mission the extended focus it is due.

source:
http://www.hollandsentinel.com/stories/101106/opinion_20061011019.shtml

===

-muslim voice-
______________________________________
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9/11 : American traitor? Adam Yahiye Gadahn, The Fake Terrorist

Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

American traitor?

Posted by Pete Williams, Justice Correspondent (12:44 pm ET, 10/11/06)

For the first time in more than 50 years, federal prosecutors are preparing to charge an American citizen with treason. Barring any last-minute complications, the charges will be filed today against Adam Gadahn, the American who has appeared in at least four al-Qaida videos, the most recent one in September.

Treason is the only crime specified in the Constitution and requires either confession in open court or the testimony of at least two witnesses to get a conviction. Prosecutors believe with millions of witnesses to his videos, they have enough proof, but the decision will be controversial, given that so little is known about the circumstances of the videos.

N_pwilliams_gadahn_061011standardBorn Adam Pearlman in California and raised on a goat farm in Riverside Co., he converted to Islam in his late teens. His parents say he moved to Pakistan in 1998. In 2004, the FBI revealed that it believed he was one of a group of al-Qaida terrorists planning some kind of attack later that year. In October of 2004, calling himself “Azzam the American,” he first showed up in an al-Qaida video.

source:
http://dailynightly.msnbc.com/2006/10/american_to_be_.html

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Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist

Images from official FBI wanted poster for terrorist Adam Yahiye Gadahn


The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.

But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.


See Also:

Israeli suspected to be a member of al-Qaeda arrested in the Philippines

Is ‘Al Qaeda’ the modern incarnation of ‘Emmanuel Goldstein’?

A “Palestinian Terrorist” Wearing the Star of David

The 5 Dancing Israelis Arrested on 9/11


Al-Qaeda cleric exposed as an MI5 double agent

ONE of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent working for MI5, raising criticism from European governments, which repeatedly called for his arrest.

Britain ignored warnings – which began before the September 11 attacks – from half a dozen friendly governments about Abu Qatada’s links with terrorist groups and refused to arrest him. Intelligence chiefs hid from European allies their intention to use the cleric as a key informer against Islamic militants in Britain.

Indignant French officials accused MI5 of helping the cleric to abscond. While he remained on the run, one intelligence chief in Paris was quoted as saying: “British intelligence is saying they have no idea where he is, but we know where he is and, if we know, I’m quite sure they do.”

Almost a year later Abu Qatada was found hiding in a flat not far from Scotland Yard.


How many phony ‘al Qaeda’ cells have Mossad agents successfully set up around the world?

Are ALL Al Qaeda really working for Israel?


>From a reader:

So,

1. We have MI5 (British CIA) posing as Alqueda.
“Al-Qaeda cleric exposed as an MI5 double agent”, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-3-1050175,00.html

2. We have Mossad (Israel CIA) posing as ALqueda in Palestine: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html
http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2002/2949idf_qaeda.html
http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j120902.html
http://www.propagandamatrix.com/palestinians_arrest_al_qaeda_poseurs.htm
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=241042&contrassID=2&subContrassID=5&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y&itemNo=241042
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/terrorist.html

3. We have USA posing as Alqueda:
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html

The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah. But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.

3. We have israel posing as alqueda in the phillipines.
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/qaeda_philippines.html
http://www.mb.com.ph/PROV2004061411759.html

4. British SAS posing as Iraqi Insurgants:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/424614.stm

The two British operatives, arrested by Basra police and later freed by a British military operation, were identified by the BBC as “members of the SAS elite special forces” (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/424614.stm). They were disguised by wigs and Arab dress. Iraqi sources reported that the Iraqi police were watching the two, and when they tried to approach them they shot two policemen and tried to escape the scene. The Iraqi police chased and captured them, to discover large amount of explosives planted in the car, which apparently was planned to be remotely detonated in the busy market of Basra. The SAS involvement in Iraq was discovered on the 30th of January 2005 when an RAF Hercules plane crashed near Baghdad killing then British servicemen after dropping off fifty SAS members north of Baghdad to fight Iraqi guerillas.

ARE YOU FUCKIN SURE YOU ARE WATCHING THE RIGHT ENEMY !!!!!!!

CIA + Mossad + MI5 = AlQueada

The greatest false-flag operations conducting in the history on man !!!! In case you weren’t paying attention…

  • When Osama Bin Ladin Was Tim Osman
  • War and Globalization – The Truth Behind September 11th
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski: “Your cause is right, God is on your side.”
  • CIA reins in loose cannons, and keeps their Al Qaeda creation alive and well
  • http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_history&Number=1151402&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1&t=1#Post1151402“>CIA “Arranged” for Passports for Al Qaeda Terrorists & Brought Them to the USA to Recruit for Jihads
  • Will the CIA Leave Their Saudi Partners in Crime Holding the Bag?
  • “New Al-Qaeda” like New Coke,only harder to buy
  • “The Farce Goes On – The Hunt for Ayman Zawahiri, Mohammad Omar, & Osama
  • “Moussaoui, Khadr, & Ressam Are “Graduates” of CIA’s Khalden Camp for Afghanistan & Balkans “Jihads”
  • Bin Laden Puppetmasters Smoked Out In Balkans
  • The CIA arranged for HUM guerrillas to fight in Bosnia & Kosovo
  • Bin-Ladin and KLA have a ‘joint’ cash box in the United States
  • The CIA & Bin Laden worked hand-in-glove in KLA operations
  • U.S. Protects Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Kosovo
  • Wolfowitz Meets “in Private”with NLA Terrorist Ali Ahmeti
  • America used Islamists to arm the Bosnian Muslims
  • Bosnia, 1 degree of separation from Al-Qaeda
  • Where was the “Concern” about “al-Qaida Operating in Iran” during the War in Bosnia?
  • Terror mastermind with taste for high life
  • US Has Al Qaida Backers List
  • U.S. had agents inside al-Qaeda
  • CIA Told “Malaysian secret police” to “Monitor” Al Qaeda Meeting on Plans to Hit WTC on 9-11-2001
  • The CIA’s “Operation Cyclone” – Stirring the Hornet’s Nest of Islamic Unrest”
  • The Muslim Brotherhood: The Globalists’ Secret Weapon
  • U.S. Armed, Promoted Accused September 11 Terrorist Mastermind
  • CIA Bankrolled System of Madrassas & Training Camps to Brainwash “Jihad” Warriors
  • British Press Gagged on Reporting MI6’s £100,000 bin Laden Payoff
  • Ramzi Yousef was part of a CIA recruitment drive in New York and he did have “ties” to Bin Laden
  • CIA Recruits Terrorist Agents At Guantanamo
  • Oregon group thrives despite al Qaeda ties
  • Sniper link to al Qaeda investigated
  • Who is behind the “Terrorist Network” in Northern Iraq, Baghdad or Washington?
  • How Al Qaeda lit the Bali fuse
  • Did Rambo ever stop loving Osama?

    source:
    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html

    ===

    -muslim voice-
    ______________________________________
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    US Terrorize The World – 19 Ramadhan 1427 H (12.10.06)

    Posted by musliminsuffer on October 12, 2006

    bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem

    In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

    === News Update ===

    Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War? As Many As 655,000

    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm

    Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush’s War 2753
    http://icasualties.org/oif/

    Cost of America’s War in Iraq $333,337,735,154 – See the cost in your community
    http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

    ===

    Iraqi war death toll ‘at 655,000’

    An estimated 655,000 Iraqis have died since 2003 who might still be alive but for the US-led invasion, according to a survey by a US university. ‘The survey is to be published in a UK medical journal, the Lancet, on Thursday.

    In an accompanying comment, the Lancet’s Richard Horton acknowledges that the 2004 survey provoked controversy, but emphasises that the 2006 follow-up has been recommended by “four expert peers… with relatively minor revisions”.’
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6040054.stm

    ===

    Study Claims Iraq’s ‘Excess’ Death Toll Has Reached 655,000

    A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/10/AR2006101001442_pf.html

    ===

    2.5 percent of Iraqi’s population have died as a consequence of the U.S. invasion, war and occupation.

    Estimated 654,965 additional deaths in Iraq between March 2003 and July 2006.
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15266.htm

    ===

    Study: 655,000 Iraqis died as a result of invasion

    British journal the Lancet says one in 40 of Iraqi population died due to effects of 2003 US-led invasion of country.

    PARIS – US researchers estimate that 655,000 Iraqis, or around one in 40 of the Iraq population, have died as a result of the 2003 invasion of their country, according to a study to be published on Thursday by the British journal The Lancet.
    http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/iraq/?id=17816

    ===

    Study estimates 655 000 excess Iraqi deaths since start of war

    see:
    http://www.thelancet.com/
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,1892888,00.html
    http://www.thelancet.com/webfiles/images/journals/lancet/s0140673606694919.pdf
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6040054.stm
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-10-10-iraq-dead_x.htm
    http://www.juancole.com/
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/11/AR2006101100413.html

    ===

    U.S. Military Has Killed 127-238,000 Iraqi Civilians

    A just released study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, published in the current issue of the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet, reports that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has led to the deaths of between 426,000 and 794,000 Iraqis. This is a substantial increase over the 100,000 dead that the same research group found through 2004, based upon a smaller survey, and it represents an astonishing 2.5 percent of the country’s total population.
    http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/2006.10.01_arch.html#1160582541048

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    Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey

    By Gilbert Burnham, Riyadh Lafta, Shannon Doocy, Les Roberts

    The number of people dying in Iraq has continued to escalate. The proportion of deaths ascribed to
    coalition forces has diminished in 2006, although the actual numbers have increased every year. Gunfire remains the
    most common cause of death, although deaths from car bombing have increased.

    Read The Full Report [pdf]
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/lancet101106.pdf

    ===

    War Crimes Report Shows US Violations of International Law

    Demands Prosecution of US Military and Civilian Leaders

    The violence of the Iraq War, the chaos that has come to Iraq, can be traced directly to the illegality of the invasion and occupation of that country and the illegality of the tactics and weapons being used to maintain the occupation. U.S. War Crimes in Iraq and Mechanisms for Accountability documents these violations and calls on us all to demand investigation and prosecution of violations of international law by military and civilian leaders.
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15261.htm

    ===

    War Crimes Committed by the United States in Iraq and Mechanisms for Accountability

    This report was prepared by Consumers for Peace.org with the advice of Karen Parker, noted lawyer in human rights and humanitarian law. Ms. Parker is President of the San Francisco-based Association of Humanitarian Lawyers (www.humanlaw.org) and Chief Delegate to the United Nations for the Los Angeles-based International Educational Development/Humanitarian Law Project (IED/AHL), an accredited non-governmental organization on the U.N. Secretary-General’s list.
    http://www.consumersforpeace.org/news_war_crimes_iraq_accountability.html
    http://www.consumersforpeace.org/pdf/war_crimes_report.pdf

    ===

    The Mushroom Cloud over the U.N.

    The Bush administration has repeatedly rejected North Korea’s appeals for a “non-aggression” pact. Bush believes that he has the inherent right to attack whomever he chooses if it is in the national interest, which is to say, if it furthers his ambitions for global domination.
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15271.htm

    ===

    Torture, Moral Values, and Leadership of the Free World

    In the discussions of the new torture-permissive legislation the media do not bring up Bush’s statement of June 26, 2003, that “Freedom from torture is an inalienable human right. Yet torture continues to be practiced around the world by rogue regimes,” and that in this struggle “we are leading this fight by example.”[6] This display of hypocrisy without limit, and its unintended and unrecognized designation of the United States as a “rogue regime,”
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15270.htm

    ===

    Bush Vows US Will Remain in Iraq, Dismisses Report on War Deaths

    The president dismissed a study published Wednesday that estimated some 655,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the war. He said he does not consider the report credible, and that the methodology used is “pretty well discredited.”
    http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-10-11-voa41.cfm

    ===

    U.S. Business Will Try To Discredit Iraq “Excess’ Death Toll” Study

    Can you imagine the profits being made by the military-industrial complex on all this? Do they really want the US public to know the truth about what the weapons they produce have done to Iraqis?
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15268.htm

    ===

    2,660 Iraqi Civilians Killed in Sept.

    More than 2,660 Iraqi civilians were killed in the capital in September amid a wave of sectarian killings and insurgent attacks, an increase of 400 over the month before, according to figures from the Iraqi Health Ministry.
    http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2006/10/11/ap/international/d8kmgf0g0.txt

    ===

    More than 300,000 Iraqis have fled their homes

    Some 890,000 other Iraqis have also moved to Jordan, Iran and Syria in the last three years
    http://tinyurl.com/nrjz8

    ===

    Lloyd inquest: US footage showed

    A US military video shows the build up to ITN reporter Terry Lloyd’s killing in Iraq, but mysteriously fifteen crucial minutes appear to be missing.
    http://www.channel4.com/player/v2/player.jsp?showId=2162

    ===

    At least 16 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation

    The bodies of five men bound and blindfolded with multiple gunshot wounds, bearing signs of torture, were separately found in central Kut, 170 km (106 miles) southeast of Baghdad
    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO137481.htm

    ===

    Video: Iraqi Resistance attack on the U.S base near Aldora

    http://media.3112.net/archive/2006/10/11/3112.net_60b51a6376bd44afdee653c3d866edd9.wmv

    ===

    Baghdad: Mortars destroy US ammo dump

    A blaze that destroyed an ammunition dump at a US military base in occupied Baghdad was caused by a mortar attack, a US spokesman has said.
    http://tinyurl.com/ny4v4

    ===

    In Iraq, U.S. “contractor” deaths near 650

    The occupation of Iraq has killed at least 647 civilian contractors to date, according to official figures that provide a stark reminder of the huge role of civilians in supporting the U.S. military occupation.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061010/lf_nm/iraq_usa_contractors_dc_2

    ===

    US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,750

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061010/ap_on_re_us/iraq_us_deaths

    ===

    Report Indicates that 1 in 4 Veterans of the Global War on “Terrorism” Claim Disabilities

    One in four veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are filing disability claims, according to records released by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) under the Freedom of Information Act after nine months of denying their existence and posted today on the National Security Archive Web site.
    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20061010/index.htm

    ===

    Taliban are winning

    Taliban troops have retaken control of broad swatches of the country and are beginning to stand and fight NATO units head to head. Violence is at its highest level since the early days of the conflict.
    http://www.hollandsentinel.com/stories/101106/opinion_20061011019.shtml

    ===

    Murder and apartheid in the name of Jesus: 5,000 devout Christians march for Zionism in Jerusalem

    More than 5,000 evangelical Christians, including believers from as far afield as Congo and New Zealand, marched through Jerusalem yesterday to voice their support for Zionism and the state of Israel.

    The event was organized by the International Christian Embassy of Israel.
    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/772882.html

    ===

    Ignatieff describes Qana attack as a ‘war crime’

    Comments made by Michael Ignatieff accusing Israel of committing a “war crime” during its Lebanon offensive last summer have sparked outrage among Canadian Jewish groups.
    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061011/ignatieff_comments_061011/20061011?hub=Politics

    ===

    A re-run of the Lebanon war in Palestine?

    There are ominous signs that the long-contemplated plan to overthrow the democratically-elected Hamas-led Palestinian Authority cabinet is about to enter its most dangerous phase: a political coup, supported by local militias, with foreign and regional backing. This could ignite serious intra-Palestinian violence. With Iraq providing a dreadful warning of how foreign occupation can foster civil bloodshed, everything must be done to expose and thwart this dangerous conspiracy.
    http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5838.shtml

    ===

    2 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Occupation Troops

    Mansour was at his window watching a gunbattle between militants and Israeli troops when a single bullet struck him in the head, they said
    http://www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/feeds/ap/2006/10/11/ap3082213.html

    ===

    When migrants look like terrorists

    The four people killed recently along the Israel-Egypt border appear to have little in common: two Egyptian policemen, a Bedouin drug smuggler and a Sudanese refugee. However, the circumstances of their deaths share a very obvious factor: They are the direct result of the Israel Defense Forces’ new border policy.
    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/772478.html

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    Italian TV: Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip

    An investigative report to be aired on Italian television today raises the possibility that Israel has used an experimental weapon in the Gaza Strip in recent months, causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns.
    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=772894

    ===

    Instructor who doubts 9/11 compares Bush to Hitler

    MILWAUKEE – A University of Wisconsin-Madison instructor who has come under scrutiny for saying that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks compares President Bush to Adolf Hitler in an essay that his students are being required to buy.

    The essay, “Interpreting the Unspeakable: The Myth of 9/11,” is part of a $20 book of essays from 15 authors called “9/11 and American Empire: Muslims, Jews, and Christians Speak Out,” according to an unedited copy first obtained by WKOW-TV in Madison and later by the Associated Press.
    http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/15726943.htm

    ===

    American traitor?

    For the first time in more than 50 years, federal prosecutors are preparing to charge an American citizen with treason. Barring any last-minute complications, the charges will be filed today against Adam Gadahn, the American who has appeared in at least four al-Qaida videos, the most recent one in September.
    http://dailynightly.msnbc.com/2006/10/american_to_be_.html

    ===

    Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist

    The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.

    But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.
    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html

    ===

    US free speech? Jewish complaints stopped launch party

    The British-based author and former publisher Carmen Callil has become embroiled in a growing dispute over the limits of freedom of speech in America after a party celebrating her new book on Vichy France was cancelled because of the opinion she expresses about the modern state of Israel.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1892432,00.html

    ===

    Interview With Prof. Tony Judt On His Experiance With Pro-Israeli Lobby and ADL Censorship

    “The talk was cancelled because the Polish Consulate had been threatened by the Anti-Defamation League. Windows Media
    http://www.innworldreport.net/video_launcher.php?2006-10-05i

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    Twilight of the Assassins

    It was the first act of airline terrorism in the Americas: thirty years ago, seventy-three people died in the bombing of a Cuban passenger plane. Now, one alleged mastermind lives freely in Miami, while another awaits trial on other charges in Texas.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/prem/200611/cuba

    ===

    Testing the Definition of “Terrorism”

    Luis Posada Carriles and the U.S.
    http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=40&ItemID=11162

    ===

    Jose Padilla claims US government tortured him

    “The government’s conduct vis-a-vis Mr. Padilla is a stain on this nation’s character, and through its illegal conduct, the government has forfeited its right to prosecute Mr. Padilla,” his lawyers said in a legal motion filed this week.
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15265.htm

    ===

    Al Qaeda Suspect: U.S. Government Gave Me LSD

    An alleged operative for Al Qaeda imprisoned for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant is saying he was tortured and forcibly medicated with “a sort of truth serum” while in a Navy brig.
    http://www.nysun.com/article/41305?access=689835

    ===

    “Why does habeas corpus hate America”: 8 minute video

    What the Military Commissions Act of 2006 means to America and our Constitution.
    http://informationclearinghouse.info/article15272.htm

    ===

    U.S.: Attack Dogs Used Against Prisoners

    Five state prison systems in the United States permit the use of aggressive, unmuzzled dogs to terrify and even attack prisoners in efforts to remove them from their cells, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report.
    http://www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_43582.shtml

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    America’s dirty secret: India becomes the gasoline gusher

    Subcontinent to fill the petrol production gap in the United States and Europe
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/india/story/0,,1892584,00.html

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    N Korea: Sanctions ‘an act of war’

    “If the US continues to hassle us and add pressure, we will consider this as a declaration of war and subsequently take physical measures,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.
    http://tinyurl.com/rpwdu

    ===

    -muslim voice-
    ______________________________________
    BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW

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