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Bush Continues to Unite the World… Against Him

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


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=== News Update ===

Bush Continues to Unite the World… Against Him


January 23, 2007

by Jim Lobe

Despite two years of a concentrated effort by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her public diplomacy major-domo Karen Hughes to boost Washington’s global image, more people around the world have an unfavorable opinion of U.S. policies than at any time in recent memory, according to a new BBC poll released Monday.

The survey, which polled more than 26,000 people in 25 countries, including the U.S., between November and January, found that a 49 percent plurality overall believes the U.S. is playing a “mainly negative” role in the world today, compared to less than a third (32 percent) who said Washington’s influence was “mainly positive.”

And in the 18 countries where respondents were asked the same question in each of the past two years, the latest poll found a substantial drop in the percentage who said they viewed U.S. influence as positive, from 40 percent in 2005, to 36 percent last year, to 29 percent in 2007.

“According to world public opinion, these days the U.S. government hardly seems to be able to do anything right,” said Steven Kull, director of the University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), which, along with Canada-based Globescan, conducted the survey.

Germany and Indonesia, where nearly three out of four respondents said they had a mainly negative opinion of U.S. influence, were the least favorable, while 69 percent of French and Turkish respondents agreed.

The sharpest drops in positive ratings over the past year were found in Poland (62 percent in 2006 compared to 38 percent in 2007), Indonesia (40 percent to 21 percent), the Philippines (85 percent to 72 percent), and India (44 percent to 30 percent).

Respondents in the United States also showed greater opposition to their government’s policies than in previous years, according to the survey.

Another Washington Post-ABC News poll, released on the eve of President George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech to Congress Tuesday, found that 65 percent of respondents oppose the so-called “surge” of more than 21,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, while 48 percent called the war the most important issue today.

The findings of the BBC poll echo those of another major survey of 14 foreign countries released last June by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project. It found that Washington’s global image had slipped over the previous year, particularly in Europe and Asia, as well as predominantly Muslim countries, and that Washington’s continuing intervention in Iraq appeared to be the main cause.

The new BBC poll found that the most negative views were evoked by policies pursued by the Bush administration in connection with its “global war on terror” and the Middle East.

Nearly three in four respondents overall (73 percent) said they disapproved of Washington’s role in the Iraq war. Opposition was particularly intense in Egypt, France, and Lebanon where more than three out of four respondents said they “strongly disapprove[d].”

At the same time, more than two out of three (68 percent) overall said the U.S. military presence in the Middle East provokes more conflict than it prevents. More than four out of five respondents in three Latin American countries – Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico – and in two mainly Muslim countries – Egypt and Indonesia – took that position.

Conversely, only 17 percent overall said they thought Washington’s military presence exercised a stabilizing influence in the Middle East. The most positive views on this question were found in Nigeria, the only country where a plurality (49 percent) said it was stabilizing, the Philippines (41 percent), and Kenya (40 percent).

Perhaps not coincidentally, the same three countries were the only ones, aside from the U.S. itself, where majorities of respondents said Washington’s influence in the world was “mainly positive.”

On related issues, 67 percent of all respondents said they disapproved of Washington’s handling of detainees at Guantanamo, while only 16 percent, concentrated in Kenya, Nigeria, India, the Philippines, and the U.S., said they approved.

Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of respondents overall also said they disapproved of U.S. policy during last summer’s war between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, compared to 21 percent – again concentrated in the same five countries – who said they approved.

Opposition to the U.S. role in the conflict, during which Washington strongly backed Israel and repeatedly defended it in UN Security Council deliberations, was particularly intense in Argentina (79 percent “strongly disapproved” of the U.S. role), Egypt (78 percent), Lebanon itself (76 percent), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (71 percent), France and Brazil (63 percent).

Sixty percent of respondents overall said they disapproved of Washington’s handling of Iran’s nuclear program, while 28 percent, including majorities in Kenya, Nigeria, and the Philippines and a plurality in India, said they approved. Disapproval was most intense in Argentina and three predominantly Sunni countries – Egypt, UAE, and Turkey – while opinion was most polarized in Lebanon where 26 percent “strongly approved” of U.S. policies and 54 percent “strongly disapproved.”

While disapproval among all respondents of U.S. policies on Middle East issues ranged from 60 percent (Iran’s nuclear program) to 73 percent (the Iraq war), somewhat smaller overall majorities said they disapproved of Washington’s handling of North Korea’s nuclear program (54 percent) and global warming (56 percent) while compared to 30 percent and 27 percent, respectively, who said they approved.

On North Korea, U.S. policies enjoyed the support of majorities in the two African countries, and the Philippines, and pluralities in India and Poland. A plurality in Australia disapproved, as did a small majority in South Korea. Significantly, in China, 56 percent of respondents said they disapproved, while 27 percent voiced approval.

On global warming, opposition to the Bush administration’s policies was highest among European nations, particularly France and Germany (86 percent), Britain and Portugal (79 percent), and Italy (74 percent), all of which have ratified the Kyoto Protocol. In Australia, which, like the U.S., has not ratified the treaty, 68 percent of respondents said they opposed Washington’s policies, while in Russia, which has ratified Kyoto, a plurality of 46 percent agreed.

Majorities of Filipino, Kenyan, and Nigerian respondents and pluralities of Chinese, Indian and South Korean respondents said they approved of U.S. policies on global warming, while, within the developing world, disapproval was most widespread in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Lebanon, Turkey, and the UAE.

A 54 percent majority of U.S. respondents said they also disapproved of U.S. policies on global warming.

Overall, 57 percent of U.S. respondents said the country’s overall influence on the rest of the world was “mainly positive,” compared to 28 percent who disagreed.

On specific policies, 57 percent said they disapproved of their government’s handling of the Iraq war and of the Israeli-Hezbollah war; 60 percent said they disapproved of its handling of Guantanamo detainees; and 53 percent said they believed the U.S. military presence provokes more conflict than it prevents.

A plurality of 50 percent of U.S. respondents said they disapproved of the government’s handling of Iran’s nuclear program, while the same plurality said they approved of its handling of North Korea’s.

source:
http://www.antiwar.com/lobe/?articleid=10375

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NATO’s Hidden Terrorism

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


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=== News Update ===

NATO’s Hidden Terrorism


The Strategy of Tension


22 January 2007

by Silvia Cattori

Daniele Ganser, professor of contemporary history at Bale University (France) and chairman of the ASPO – Switzerland, published a landmark book about “NATO’s Secret Armies.” According to him, during the last 50 years the United States have organized bombings in Western Europe that they have falsely attributed to the left and the extreme left with the purpose of discrediting them in the eyes of their voters. This strategy is still present today, inspiring fear for the Islam and justifying wars on oil.

Silvia Cattori: Your book about NATO’s Secret Armies [1] explains that the strategy of tension [2] and the False Flag terrorism [3] imply great dangers. It teaches us how NATO – together with the intelligence services or the West European countries and the Pentagon – utilised secret armies during the Cold War, hired spies among the extreme right wing, and organized terrorist acts for which they blamed the left. Becoming aware of this, we can wonder about what is likely to happen today behind our back.

Daniele Ganser: It is extremely important to understand what the strategy of tension truly represents the way it works nowadays. This can help us clarify the present and to see more clearly to what extent it is still in action. Only a few people know what the expression ’strategy of tension’ means. It is very important to talk about it, to explain it. It is a tactic that involves carrying out criminal acts and attributing them to someone else. By the term ’tension’, we mean emotional tension, all that which creates a feeling of tension.
By ’strategy’ we make reference to that which increases people’s fear in regard to a determined group. These secret structures of NATO had been equipped, financed and trained by the CIA, in coordination with the M16 (the British secret service), to fight against the Army of the Soviet Union in a case of war, but also according to the information to which he have access today, to commit terrorist acts in several countries [4]. That is how, since the 70s, the Italian secret services have been using these armies to foment terrorist attacks, with the purpose of causing fear among the population, and later, to accuse the communists of being the authors. The strategy of tension was designed to serve the purpose or discrediting, weakening and stopping communism from reaching executive power.

Silvia Cattori: To learn what it means is one thing. But it is still difficult to believe that our government could have let NATO, the West European intelligence agencies and the CIA act in such a way that could threaten their own citizens’ security!

Daniele Ganser: NATO was at the core of this clandestine network linked to terror; the Clandestine Planning Committee (CPC) and the Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC) were two substructures of the Atlantic Alliance, and they are clearly identified today. But, now that this has been established, it is still hard to know who was doing what. There are not any documents proving who was at the head, who organized the strategy of tension, how NATO, the West European intelligence services, the CIA, M16, and the hired terrorists among the extreme right, distributed each other’s roles. The only certainty that we have is that there was, inside these clandestine structures, some elements that used the strategy of tension. The terrorists from the extreme right have explained in their statements that it was NATO’s secret services that had supported them in this clandestine war. But when we ask for explanations from some members of the CIA or NATO – which I have done for many years – they limit themselves to say that it could be possible that a few criminal elements might have managed to avoid control.

Silvia Cattori: Were these secret armies active in every Western European country?

Daniele Ganser: In my research, I put forward evidence that these secret armies not only existed in Italy, but also in all Western Europe: in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Luxembourg and Germany. In the beginning, we thought that there existed only one guerrilla-structured organization, and therefore, that all these secret armies had participated in the strategy of tension, and therefore, in terrorist acts. However, it is important to know that not all these secret armies have been involved in attacks, and to understand what differentiated them.
What appears to be clear today, is that NATO’s clandestine structures, usually called ’Stay Behind groups’ [5], were created in the beginning to act as a guerrilla in case of an occupation of Western Europe by the Soviet Union. The United States stated that the guerrilla networks were necessary to overcome the lack of preparedness of the countries attacked by Germany.
Several of the countries that were occupied by the Germans, like Norway, wanted to learn the lessons of their incapacity to resist the occupier, and they said to themselves that, in case of a new occupation, they had to be better prepared, to have another option at hand and to count with a secret army in case that the official one were to be defeated. Inside these secret armies, there were honest people, sincere patriots, who only wanted to defend their countries from an occupation.

Silvia Cattori: If I understand well, these Stay Behind groups, whose original goal was to be prepared in case of a Soviet invasion, have been deviated from that goal and were reorganised to defeat the left. From that, it is difficult to understand why the left parties have not investigated this or denounced this earlier.

Daniele Ganser: When we take the case of Italy, it appears that, every time that the communist party has interviewed the government to find an explanation about the secret army that was operating in this country under the coded name of Gladio [6], there was never any answer, under the pretext that it was a ’state secret’. It wasn’t until 1990 that Giulio Andreotti [7] recognised the existence of Gladio and its direct links with NATO, the CIA, and M16 [8]. _ It is also during that time that the judge Felice Casson was able to prove that the true author of the bombing in Peteano in 1972, that had shocked Italy, and that had been attributed up to that moment to the extreme left militants, was Vincenzo Vinciguerra, linked to ’Ordine Nuovo’, a group of the extreme right wing. Vinciguerra avoided blame for the bombing in Peteano with the help of the Italian secret services. Vinciguerra also spoke about the existence of this secret army, Gladio. He explained that, during the Cold War, these clandestine acts had caused the death of women and children [9]. He stated as well that this secret army controlled by NATO, had branches all around Europe. When this information was released, there was a political crisis in Italy. And it is thanks to the investigations of the judge Felice Casson that we got to know about NATO’s secret armies.

In Germany, when in 1990 the SPDs (German Social Democrat Partisans) became aware that in their country – as well as in all the other European countries – there was a secret army, and that this structure was linked to the German secret services, they loudly denounced it as a scandal and accused the Christian democratic Party (CDU). This party reacted by saying: “If you accuse us, we are going to say that, you too, together with Willy Brandt, you have been involved in this conspiracy”. This happened at the same time as the first elections of the reunified Germany, which the SPD hoped to win. The leaders of the SPD understood that that was not a good electoral subject; in the end, the story was twisted in such a way as to make the existence of these secret armies seem justified.
In the European Parliament, in November 1990, many members exclaimed that the existence of such clandestine armies could not be tolerated and that the European people needed to know the true origin of terrorist acts and that an inquiry was needed. Therefore, the European Parliament wrote a complaint to NATO and to president George Bush Senior. But nothing was done. It is only in Italy, Belgium and Switzerland that there have been public queries. And they are the only three countries that have set some order in this subject, and that have published a report about their secret armies.

Silvia Cattori: What about today ? Are these secret armies still active? Is it possible that there exist secret national structures which escape the control of each State?

Daniele Ganser: For a historian, it is difficult to answer that question. We haven’t got an official report of each country. In my books, I analyse some facts that I can prove. Concerning Italy, there is a report stating that the secret army Gladio has been destroyed. About the existence of the secret army P26 in Switzerland, a report was also issued by the Parliament, in November 1990. Therefore, these clandestine armies, which had stocked explosives in hidden places everywhere in Switzerland, have been dissolved.
But in the other countries, nothing was done. In France, while president François Mitterrand stated that all that belonged to the past, we discovered later that these secret structures had always been present when Giulio Andreotti suggested that the French president was lying: “You say that the secret armies do not exist anymore; but, during 1990’s secret meeting in the autumn, you, the French, were also present; don’t say that this doesn’t exist anymore.” Mitterrand became quite angry with this Andreotti because, after this revelation, he was forced to rectify his statement. Later, the head of the French secret services, admiral Pierre Lacoste, confirmed that these secret armies existed in France as well, and that France had also been involved in terrorist attacks. [10]. It is therefore difficult to say whether all this has been solved or not. And, even if the Gladio structures have been dissolved, new armies might have been created, still utilizing this technique of the strategy of tension and the False flags.

Silvia Cattori: Can we speculate that, after the fall of the USSR, the United States and NATO have continued developing the strategy of tension and of the false flags in other fronts?

Daniele Ganser: My research is based in the period of the Cold War in Europe. But it is known that there have also been false flags in other places, where the States’ responsibility was proved. For example: the Iran bombings in 1953, for which the communist Iranians were blamed at first. So it happened that the CIA and the Mi6 had used some agents provocateurs to orchestrate the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh’s administration, within the framework of the war, to control the oil. Another example: the bombings in Egypt, in 1954, for which the Muslims were accused first. It was proved later that, in what was called the Lavon affair [11], it was the agents of Mossad who had been the perpetrators. This time, it was for Israel to stop the British troops from leaving Egypt, to make them stay there, and also to ensure the protection of Israel. Therefore, we have examples in history showing that the strategy of tension and the false flags have been used by the US, Great Britain and Israel. Given that throughout their history other countries have also used the same strategy, the research must continue in these fields.

Silvia Cattori: These clandestine structures of NATO, created after the Second World War, to supply the European countries with a guerrilla capable of resisting the Soviet invasion, ended up serving nothing but to build criminal operations against the European Citizens? Everything leads to the thought that the United States have another purpose!

Daniele Ganser: You are right in raising this question. The United States were interested in the political control. This political control is an essential element of Washington and London’s strategy. General Geraldo Serravalle, at the head of Gladio, the Italian network Stay-behind, gives an example of this in his book. He tells us that he understood that the United States were not interested in the preparation of the guerrillas against an eventual Soviet invasion, when he saw that, what interested the CIA agents who went to the training exercises of the secret army that he was leading, was to make sure that the army worked, could control the communist militants. Their fear was that the communists took the power in countries such a Greece, Italy and France. Therefore, the strategy of tension was meant to serve that purpose: to orient and influence the politics of certain countries of Western Europe.

Silvia Cattori: You have talked about an important emotional factor in the strategy of tension. Therefore, the terror, whose origin is vague, uncertain, the fear that it causes, all that helps to manipulate the public opinion. Are we not assisting today to the same kind of procedure? Yesterday, we fuelled the fear of communism, today aren’t we fuelling the fear of Islam?

Daniele Ganser: Yes, there is a very clear parallel. During the planning of the war in Iraq, it was said that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons in his possession, that there was a link between Iraq and the Al-Qaeda terrorists. But none of that turned out to be true. By means of these lies, it was intended to make people believe that Muslims wanted to spread terrorism all around, and that this war was necessary to fight against terror. However, the true reason for this war is the control of energy resources. This is due to the fact that the geology, the richness in gas and oil, are concentrated in the Muslim countries. He who wants to monopolize them, must hide behind this type of manipulations.
We cannot say that there is not a lot of oil left because the global production – the ’peak oil’ [12] – is going to arrive probably before 2020, and that therefore oil must be taken from Iraq, because people would say that children must not be killed to obtain oil. And they are right. They can’t be told, either, that in the Caspian Sea there are huge reserves and that there is a plan to create a pipeline that would go to the Indian Ocean but, given that it’s is not allowed to go through the South of Iran or the North of Russia, it must pass through the East, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, and therefore, this country must be under control. That is why Muslims are labelled as “terrorists”. It is all a big lie, but if it is repeated a thousand times that Muslims are “terrorists”, people will end up believing it and thinking that the wars against Muslims are useful; and to forget that there are several types of terrorism, that violence is not necessarily a feature of Islam.

Silvia Cattori: So, these clandestine structures might have well been dissolved, but the strategy of tension continues?

Daniele Ganser: Exactly. The structures might have been dissolved, and other ones could have been formed. It is important to explain how, in the strategy of tension, the tactic and manipulation work. None of that is legal. But, for the governments, it is easier to manipulate people than to tell them that they are trying to get hold of somebody else’s oil. Nevertheless, not all these attacks arise from the strategy of tension. But it is difficult to know which ones are the manipulated attacks. Even those who know the amount of attacks that have been manipulated by the governments to discredit a political enemy, can be confronted by a psychological obstacle. After every bombing, people are afraid, they feel confused. It is very difficult to accept the idea that the strategy of tension, the strategy of false flag, is a reality. It is easier to accept the manipulation and to say: “I have kept informed for 30 years, and I have never heard about these criminal armies. The Muslims are attacking us; this is why we fight against them.”

Silvia Cattori: Since 2001, the European Union has created anti-terrorist measures. Later, is has been seen that these measures have allowed the CIA to kidnap people, to move them to secrete places and torture them. Have the European States become a sort of hostages to their submission to the United States?

Daniele Ganser: The European countries have had quite a weak attitude concerning the United States after the attacks on September 11th, 2001. After having confirmed that the secret prisons were illegal, they let them continue. The same happened with the prisoners in Guantanamo. Many voices stood up in Europe to say: “The prisoners cannot be deprived of a lawyer or defence.” When Mrs. Angela Merkel mentioned this question, the United States clearly suggested that Germany was a little bit involved in Iraq, that its secret services had contributed to prepare this war, and therefore they must shut up.

Silvia Cattori: Within this context, where there are still many unclear areas, what type of security can NATO give to the peoples it is supposed to protect if it allows the secret services to manipulate in this way?

Daniele Ganser:Concerning the terrorist attacks carried out by the secret armies of the network Gladio during the Cold War, it is important that we are able to determine clearly which is the real implication of NATO in this, to know what really happened. Is this about isolated acts secretly organised by NATO? Until this day, NATO refuses to talk about the strategy of tension and terrorism during the Cold War. NATO refuses all questions related to Gladio.
Today, NATO is used as an offensive army, even though this organization was not created to play that role. It was activated in that sense on September 12th 2001, immediately after the attacks in New York. NATO’s leaders affirm that the reason for their involvement in the war against the Afghans is to fight against terrorism. However, NATO is in danger of losing that war. Therefore, when that happens they will be a big crisis, a debate. And this will allow us to know whether NATO is really fighting a war against terrorism, or if it is trying to create an analogous situation to that of the Cold War with the secret army Gladio, where she had a link to terror. The next few years will tell us if NATO has acted outside the mission that was accorded to it: to defend the European countries and the Unites States in case of Soviet invasion, an event that has never occurred. NATO was not funded to take over the oil and gas of the Muslim countries.

Silvia Cattori: We could understand that Israel, who is interested in widening the conflicts in the Arabic and Muslim countries, encourages the United States in that direction. But, we cannot see what it is that interests the European countries and that makes them engage their troops in the wars decided by the Pentagon, as was the case in Afghanistan.

Daniele Ganser: I think that Europe is confused. The United States are in a strong position, and the Europeans have a tendency to think that the best thing is to collaborate with the strongest one. But we would have to think about this more thoroughly. The European politicians give in easily to the pressure put by the US, who is always asking for more troops in this or that front. The more the European countries give in, the more they subordinate, and the more they will find themselves confronted to bigger and bigger problems. In Afghanistan the Germans and the British are under the command of the American army. Strategically, it is not an interesting position for these countries. Now, the US has asked the Germans to engage their soldiers in the South of Afghanistan as well, in the areas were the battle is the hardest. If the Germans accept, they take the risk of being massacred by the Afghan forces which refuse the presence of any king of occupier. _ Germany should ask itself seriously whether she should not rather withdraw their 3000 soldiers from Afghanistan. But, for the Germans, to disobey the US’ orders, to which they are a bit like lieges, it is a very hard step to make.

Silvia Cattori: How much do our current government know today about the strategy of tension ? Can they just let the war-doers foment coups d’état, kidnap and torture people without reacting? Have they any means to stop these criminal activities?

Daniele Ganser: I do not know. As an historian, I observe and take notes. As a political adviser, I always say that one must never give in to the manipulations that try to induce fear and to make people believe that the “terrorists” are always the Muslims; I say that this is about a struggle for controlling the energy resources; that some means of surviving the lack of energy must be found without needing to go to a militarization. Problems cannot be solved in this way; they only become worse.

Silvia Cattori: When we observe the demonisation of the Arabs and Muslims in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, we might think that this does not have anything to do with the oil.

Daniele Ganser: No. In this case not. But, in the US perspective, it is definitely about taking control of the energy reserves of the Eurasian block that is situated in a ’strategic ellipse’ that goes from Azerbaijan to Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf, passing through Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. It is precisely over there, in that region where this false war ’against terrorism’ is taking place, that the biggest oil and gas reserves are concentrated. In my opinion, it is not about anything else but a geo-strategic game inside which the European Union can do nothing but lose. Because, if the US takes hold of the resources, and the energy crisis becomes worse, it will tell them: “You want gas, you want oil. Very well, in exchange we want this and that.” The US is not going to give the oil and gas for free to the European countries. A few people know that the “peak oil”, the maximum production of oil in Europe – the production to Norway and Great Britain – is declining.
The day when people will realise that these wars ’against terrorism’ are manipulated, and that the accusations against the Muslims are, among other things, propaganda, they are going to be surprised. The European countries must wake up and understand once and for all how the strategy of tension works. And they must also learn to say “no” to the US. Moreover, in the US also, there are many people who do not want this militarizing of the international relationships.

Silvia Cattori: You have also done some research on the attacks that took place in September 11th 2001 and you have signed a book [13] jointly with other intellectuals who worry about the inconsistencies and contradictions of the official version of these events, as well as the conclusions of the commission of survey ordered by Mr. Bush. Do you not fear being accused of being a “conspiracy theorist”?

Daniele Ganser: My students and other people have always asked me : if this “war against terrorism” concerns indeed the oil and gas, the 911 attacks have also been manipulated, haven’t they? Or is it a coincidence that Osama Ben Laden’s Muslims have struck exactly at the precise moment that the occidental countries were starting to understand that an oil crisis was announcing itself?
Therefore, I became interested in what had been written about September 11th and I also studied the official report that was presented in 2004. When we dig into this subject, we realize from the start that there is a big worldwide debate around what really happened on 911. The information that we have is not very precise. What makes one question this 600 page report is that the third tower that collapsed on that day is not even mentioned. The commission only talks about the collapsing of two towers, the Twin Towers. But there is a third 170 meters high tower that collapsed too; the WTC 7 tower. A small fire is mentioned concerning it. I have talked to professors who know very well the building structures; they say that a small fire cannot destroy such a big structure. The official story of 911 and the commission’s conclusions, are not reliable. This lack of clarity puts the researchers in a difficult situation. The confusion predominated as well about what really happened at the Pentagon. In the pictures that we have, it is very difficult to see a plane. We cannot see how a plane would have fallen there.

Silvia Cattori: The Venezuelan Government has asked the US for further explanations to clarify the origin of the attacks. Would this not be the example to follow?

Daniele Ganser: There are many uncertainties about September 11th. Politicians, members of the academia and citizens can all claim to explain what really happened. I think that it is important to continue asking questions. It is an event that no one can forget; everybody remembers where he/she was at that precise moment. It is unbelievable that five years later, we still cannot see clearly what happened.

Silvia Cattori: It is almost as if none of the structures created wanted to doubt the official version. Is it possible that they let themselves be manipulated by the lack of information organized by the ones who organize the strategy of the tension and the False flags?

Daniele Ganser: We are prone to manipulation if we are afraid. Afraid of losing the respect from the people that we love. We cannot go out of this spiral of violence and terror if we let the fear take over. It is normal to be afraid, but we must overtly talk about this fear and about the manipulations that generate it. Nobody can escape their consequences. This is even more serious when the politicians in charge react often under the effect of fear. One must find the strength to say: “Yes, I am afraid to know that these lies make people suffer; yes, I am afraid to think that there is less oil left; yes, I am afraid to think that this terrorism they talk about is the consequence of manipulations, but I will not let myself become intimidated.”

Silvia Cattori: Up to what extent do countries like Switzerland participate, right now, in this strategy of tension?

Daniele Ganser: I do not think there is any strategy of tension in Switzerland. This country does not know any terrorist attacks. But, it is true that, in Switzerland as everywhere else, the politicians are afraid of the US and its strong position, and they have a tendency to say to themselves: “They are good friends, we’d better not fight against them.”

Silvia Cattori: Doesn’t this way of thinking and of covering up the lies that arise from the strategy of tension make everyone an accomplice of the crimes that it causes? To start with the journalists and the political parties?

Daniele Ganser: I personally think that everyone – journalists, professors, politicians – must think about the implications of the strategy if tension and the false flag. Here we are, indeed, in presence of phenomena that escape from every kind of agreement. That is why, every time that there are terrorist attacks, we must ask questions and try to understand what that implies. It is only on the day that we officially admit that the false flags are a reality, that it will be possible for us to create a list of the false flags that took place in history and to agree upon what should be done.
The subject that interests me is how to achieve peace. It is important to open a debate on the strategy of tension and to take cognizance of the fact that this is a very real phenomenon. Since as long as we do not recognize its existence, we cannot act. That is why it is important to explain what the strategy of tension truly means. And, once we have understood, we must not let fear and hatred against one group win. We must say to ourselves that it is not only one country that is involved in this; that it is not only the United States, Italy, Israel or the Iranians, but that it occurs everywhere. Even if certain countries participate in a more intensive way than others. We must understand, without blaming one country or one person. Fear and hatred do not help us to advance, they paralyse the debate. I see many accusations against the Unites States, against Israel and against great Britain, or alternatively against Iran and Syria. But the search for peace teaches us that one must not get lost in accusations based on nationalism, and that neither hatred nor fear are needed; that the most important thing is to explain the reality. And this comprehension will be beneficial for everybody.

Silvia Cattori: Why is your book about NATO’s secret armies published in English, translated into English, Turk, Slovenian and soon Greek, but it is not published in French?

Daniele Ganser: I haven’t found any publisher in France, yet. If any publisher happens to be interested in publishing my book, I will be very pleased to see it being issued in French.

source:
http://mparent7777.blogspot.com/2007/01/natos-hidden-terrorism.html

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Fugitive warlord claims U.S. facing Soviet-style defeat in Afghanistan

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


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Fugitive warlord claims U.S. facing Soviet-style defeat in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

Published: January 23, 2007

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The United States faces a Soviet-style humiliation in Afghanistan, a fugitive Afghan warlord claimed in a video message while taunting Pakistan for aiding U.S.-led counterterrorism operations.

In a recording obtained by The Associated Press in Pakistan, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar also accused Washington of fomenting conflict among Afghan ethnic groups on a scale comparable with the strife in Iraq.

“Everyone knows that the American aggressors are faced with defeat in every part of the country,” Hekmatyar said. “They were unable to achieve their goals by bombing innocent Afghans, their villages and homes. They are preparing to leave like the Soviet troops.”

Hekmatyar leads a militant faction blamed along with Taliban and al-Qaida fighters for an intensifying insurgency in Afghanistan, despite the presence of an expanding number of foreign troops.

U.S. and NATO officials insist they can still defeat the insurgents, while calling for an acceleration of reconstruction projects and warning that time is running out to persuade ordinary Afghans that the country is heading for a stable, democratic future.

In a video message publicized Monday, al-Qaida deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri also contended that al-Qaida and Taliban were regaining control in Afghanistan.

The 24-minute recording from Hekmatyar was undated. It was also unclear where it was recorded. However, Hekmatyar refers to the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha at the turn of the year.

In comments aired on Pakistani television earlier this month, Hekmatyar claimed his fighters helped al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and al-Zawhri escape intense U.S. bombardment in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora mountains five years ago.

Seated before a dark backdrop in a black turban and apparently reading from text positioned off-camera, Hekmatyar repeatedly invoked Islam to urge Afghans to unite in order to expel foreign soldiers, topple President Hamid Karzai and install an Islamic government.

He complained that Washington ­ along with Russia, Iran and India ­ was favoring the Tajik-dominated Northern Alliance, which helped U.S. forces drive out the Taliban in late 2001, over ethnic Pashtuns.

That, he forecast, could lead to a conflict similar to the civil war that engulfed Afghanistan after Soviet troops ended their 10-year occupation in 1989 and pitched Hekmatyar’s Pashtun-dominated Hezb-i Islami faction against ethnic Tajik rivals.

He claimed that Washington and others had filled the Afghan army and police with Shiites, members of a Tajik faction and communists.

“This is the same thing that they did in Iraq,” Hekmatyar said. “They want non-Pashtuns to fight against the Pashtuns and Shiites to fight Sunnis.”

Afghan and U.S. officials deny that claim, saying its fledgling security forces fairly reflect the ethnic and religious balance of Afghanistan.

Taking aim at Pakistan, Hekmatyar said Islamabad could deploy all its troops to the troubled border region, clamp down on religious schools suspected of supplying militant recruits, and still “America will not be pleased with you.”

Pressing the case for foreign troops to leave, he cited the withdrawal in October of British troops from Musa Qala, a town in southern Afghanistan, under an agreement with tribal elders that they would keep out Taliban fighters.

source:
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/23/asia/AS-GEN-Pakistan-Hekmatyar.php

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US occupation turns 3.7 million Iraqis into refugees

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


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=== News Update ===

US occupation turns 3.7 million Iraqis into refugees


By James Cogan

23 January 2007

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported this month that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq has forced one out of every eight Iraqis to flee their homes­more than 3.7 million people. The agency described the refugee crisis caused by the Iraq war as the worst in the Middle East since the ethnic cleansing that accompanied the creation of Israel in 1948. The Zionist military and paramilitary death squads drove an estimated 711,000 Palestinian Arabs from their land.

UNHCR estimates that two million Iraqis are now living outside the country­including those who left before 2003 but have failed to return due to the country’s catastrophic situation. Some 50,000 Iraqi émigrés returned in 2005, but just 1,000 came back last year.

Another 1.7 million Iraqis have been internally displaced. At least 500,000 people fled their homes in 2006 as a result of US military repression and the dramatic rise in sectarian violence between rival Shiite and Sunni militias in the wake of the destruction of a prominent Shiite mosque in Samarra last February. It is thought that 80,000 to 100,000 people are joining the ranks of internal and external refugees each month.

The cause of the refugee crisis is the political, economic and social collapse in Iraq after close to four years of US occupation. The UN Human Rights Office report for the period November 1, 2006 to December 21, 2006, stated: “The civilian population remains the main victim of the prevailing security situation, characterised by terrorist acts, action by armed groups, criminal gangs, religious extremists, militias, as well as operations by security and military forces. The resulting insecurity, sectarian prejudice, and terror negatively and comprehensively affect the enjoyment of basic rights and freedoms by the population at large. In addition, growing unemployment, poverty, various forms of discrimination and increasingly limited access to basic services, prevent most citizens from realizing their economic, social and cultural rights.”

The UN specifically condemned the actions of the US military: “Armed operations by the Multinational Forces-Iraq [the official title of the US-led occupation forces] continued to restrict the enjoyment of human rights and to cause severe suffering to the local population. Continued limitations of freedom of movement and lack of access to basic services such as health and education are affecting a larger percentage of the population and depriving it of basic rights for extended periods of time.”

Many Iraqis have felt they had no choice but to leave the country. While there are no precise numbers, up to 800,000 are taking refuge in Syria; another 700,000 in Jordan; 100,000 in Egypt; 40,000 in Lebanon; 50,000 in Iran and a large number in Turkey.

The Iraqi refugees are being accorded no rights. The Jordanian monarchy labels them as “temporary visitors”. It has not made any request for international assistance and is not cooperating with agencies such as UNHCR. Only 21,000 Iraqis in Jordan have been registered by the UN and just 800 have been recognised as refugees eligible for international resettlement.

Syria has also rejected calls for Iraqis on its territory to be recognised as refugees and is treating them as tourists or illegal immigrants. Iran has sealed its borders to any more Iraqis, while the Gulf States, such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, are refusing to allow them to enter their territory at all. While doing nothing to assist refugees, Saudi Arabia has allocated $500 million to construct a fence along parts of its 1,000-kilometre border with Iraq, to prevent “terrorists” and “illegal immigrants” from entering. The fence will have security gates, guard posts and electronic movement sensors.

The majority of Iraqi émigrés live in considerable hardship and a significant proportion are sinking into complete poverty. Jordan charges Iraqis for all services, including a $US225 fee for a one-year work permit. Many families are reportedly sharing small apartments and paid employment is difficult to obtain. Syria has now begun charging refugees for health care and also limits their ability to work. More than 10 percent of Iraqi families in Syria are headed by women due to the death, imprisonment or disappearance of their men. UNHCR noted this month that there are increasing reports of female Iraqi refugees being forced into prostitution.

The strain of the inflow on Jordan is leading to an ever-more restrictive attitude toward the Iraqi refugees, who now make up 10 percent of the population. This would be equivalent to the US taking in 30 million refugees. Fearful of political unrest among the desperate émigré community, Jordan has begun blocking entry to males aged between 17 and 35. It is refusing to renew the visas of Iraqis already within its borders and has stepped up deportations. As a result, Syria has become the primary destination for Iraqis seeking to escape the carnage at home, with an estimated 40,000 entering the country each month.

Many of those who have fled are secular Iraqis. It is believed that 40 percent of the professional middle class has left the country since 2003. Many held positions in Saddam Hussein’s Baathist regime and have been persecuted by the US occupation. They also face death or abuse at the hands of both Sunni and Shiite religious fundamentalists. Members of Iraq’s Assyrian Christian minority have also left the country in large numbers. An estimated 750,000 Christians have fled since the US invasion.

The US and British governments­which bear the responsibility for the war and the subsequent humanitarian disaster­have refused to do anything about the crisis. The US has accepted a total of just 466 Iraqi refugees since 2003. According to the British Home Office, 160 Iraqis were accepted by Britain as refugees in 2005. The applications of another 2,685 were rejected. In the third quarter of 2006, the period for which the most recent statistics are available, the Blair government accepted only 10 Iraqi refugees, while rejecting the applications of 165.

The other major European powers have been equally restrictive. Draconian regulations ensured that only 230 Iraqis were allowed to enter Germany last year and just 13 into France. Sweden, by contrast, granted asylum to 8,951 Iraqis in 2006. The Australian government­one of the main supporters of the Iraq war­accepted 1,834 refugees from Iraq in 2005-2006, from more than 20,000 applications.

Within Iraq, hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDP’s) are relying on their extended families or charitable networks to survive.

There are close to 80,000 IDPs in the majority Sunni Arab province of Anbar, which borders Syria and Jordan and is a major focus of the anti-occupation insurgency. Many of the displaced have had their homes destroyed by the US military during its operations to suppress the anti-US fighters in cities like Ramadi and Fallujah. Others are Sunnis from Baghdad and other areas seeking to escape sectarian persecution at the hands of the militias and security forces loyal to the Shiite parties that dominate the pro-US government. There are some 50,000 displaced in Baghdad itself.

This month, Mohammed Rubaie, a displaced Sunni in Baghdad, told the Los Angeles Times that in October he was confronted by “two gunmen dressed in black, with the police backing them up. They were saying, ‘Sunnis you should leave now. It’s the last warning to you all. We’re going to burn your houses one by one. When our neighbour’s house was burnt, I felt it was time for us to leave”.

Large numbers of Shiites have fled to the predominantly Shiite-populated southern provinces of Iraq to escape equally brutal violence by Sunni extremists. Nearly 40,000 arrived in Karbala last year alone. Other southern provinces reported a 10-fold increase in the number of displaced persons seeking housing and assistance.

The escalation of the war set in motion by the Bush administration this month, which involves a massive increase in the violence in Baghdad, will inevitably force many more Iraqis to flee. UNHCR, however, is expecting to have just $US60 million and limited staff this year to respond to the already enormous existing crisis.

source:
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/jan2007/refu-j23.shtml

See Also:
For an international mobilization of workers and youth against the war in Iraq
[22 January 2007]
The war in Iraq and American democracy
[20 January 2007]

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Church Prostitute Scandal

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Church Prostitute Scandal

Ted Haggard Says Evangelicals Have the ‘Best Sex Life’

Former Evangelical President Talks Frankly About Sex in a New Documentary by Alexandra Pelosi.

Haggard resigned from the church in 2006, after a scandal linked him to drugs and a male prostitute.

Jan. 22, 2007 ­ – Much has been made of America’s so-called religious divide, but few of the discussions and debates resemble Alexandra Pelosi’s new film, “Friends of God.”

The HBO documentary shows the Rev. Ted Haggard, the former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, talking frankly about how evangelical Christians have sex more than any other religious group.

Haggard resigned from the church in 2006, after a scandal linked him to drugs and a male prostitute.

Haggard served as Pelosi’s tour guide through the evangelical community. In the film, he proclaims that evangelicals have the best sex lives in the world.

“You know all the surveys say that evangelicals have the best sex life of any other group,” he says.

In the documentary, Haggard asks an evangelical next to him how often he has sex with his wife. The man replies, “Every day.” Haggard then explains that evangelicals have a lot of love and says to Pelosi, “You don’t think these babies come out of nowhere?”

For Pelosi, the scandal surrounding Haggard is hard to comprehend.

“Because Pastor Ted was my tour guide, he was so good to me. He took me under his wing,” she said.

“Most people think of evangelicals as being these holy roller, Jesus freaks, and Ted wasn’t like that,” she said. “It was interesting for me to say, these are good people. He was a reasonable, normal everyday man. So, it was hard to stomach what had happened.”

‘I Felt Like I Was on a Field Trip’

Born and bred in a blue state as the daughter of the new speaker of the House, Pelosi surrounded herself with reds to find out how the “other side” lived. When she started making “Friends of God,” Pelosi wasn’t used to speaking so frankly about religion.

“I had made two political documentaries, and I was trying to get away from politics. And growing up, they always said two things you’re not supposed to talk about in polite conversation is politics and religion,” she said.

Although she only ventured a couple hundred miles away from her New York home, for Pelosi, profiling the Midwest felt somewhat like exploring a foreign land.

“When you’re in the Bible Belt, it’s hard to walk into the front door and say, ‘Hi, I’m from New York, from HBO, and I’m here to talk to you,'” she said. “I felt I was on a field trip because they were studying me, and I was studying them.”

Pelosi came away from the experience with an understanding of how evangelicals affect the political sphere, particularly the presidential race.

“Evangelicals are the largest majority bloc in America. … I don’t think you can win without them,” she said. “I think if you unified, you’ll lose if they go against you. John Kerry learned that. Al Gore learned that, and Hillary Clinton will learn it.”

Learning From Evangelicals

Pelosi also realized that it was important to expose children to religion at a young age. She wants to make sure her 2-month-old son gets in the habit of going to church.

“There’s a lot of secular television that provides bad role models. It is important to expose your kid to religion, any religion, otherwise they’ll become uncharged, and those are the ones who may later in life fall into more extreme religions,” she said.

She believes everyone can learn something from evangelicals, even if the lesson is not religious. The group’s dedication to church and its cause impressed Pelosi.

“They were so organized, and that is something everybody can learn something from,” she said.

source:
http://rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FGMA%2Fprint%3Fid%3D2813078

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Zionist Criminal : Israel Builds Synagogue Under Al-Aqsa: Palestinians

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Israel Build Synagogue Under Al-Aqsa: Palestinians 

IslamOnline.net – January 3, 2006

Occupied Jerusalem – The Supreme Islamic Association and Al-Aqsa Association for Construction of the Holy Shrines accused Israel on Tuesday, January 3, of building a Jewish synagogue beneath Al-Aqsa Mosque, warning that the continued Israeli excavations jeopardize the mosque’s structure.

“The synagogue has been built right beneath Al-Aqsa Mosque, some 90m from the Dome of the Rock,” Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement inside the Green Line, told a press conference in the holy city, reported Al-Jazeera.

He said the synagogue includes seven rooms tracing the Jewish history.

“One of these rooms features Germany’s Nazi rule and the World War II Holocaust.”

Salah said that works were in full swing to build another synagogue for women under the mosque.

The conference featured video footages and photos documenting the synagogue as well as the continued Israeli excavations.

Al-Haram Al-Sharif, which includes Al-Aqsa Mosque, represents the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Jews claim that their alleged Haykal (Temple of Solomon) exists underneath Al-Haram Al-Sharif which was the first qiblah (direction Muslims take during prayers).

Al-Haram Al-Sharif’s significance has been reinforced by the incident of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj (the night journey from Makkah to Al-Quds and the ascent to the Heavens by Prophet Muhammad).

“Full Swing”

Sheikh Ekrema Sabri, the Mufti of Al-Quds and Palestine, echoed a similar warning.

“The Israeli authorities have been exploiting the big gates of the western side of al-Aqsa since 1996 through conducting a series of excavation works which ended with clandestinely erecting a synagogue,” he told the same conference.

“Constructing such a synagogue proves that the Israelis did not find any sign for their alleged Haykal, that is why they made up some rooms to vaguely narrate their religious history,” Sabri added.

He urged the Arab and Islamic worlds to intervene to halt Israeli excavations under Al-Aqsa.

Salah, meanwhile, warned that Israeli excavations under the holy site were threatening the structure of the mosque.

“A truck driver was assigned to move equipments to the excavation sites and he was shocked to see a huge tunnel under the mosque that can allow a truck to pass through,” he said.

He said excavations under the mosque are continuing in full swing to establish the Haykal before 2007, dismissing them as a “black stain” on Israel.

Israeli authorities recently unveiled an underground site that they say strengthens Jewish ties to the compound.

Palestinian and Jordanian archeologists have warned that ongoing Israeli excavations have weakened the foundations of the mosque, cautioning it would not stand a powerful earthquake.

A part of the road leading to one of the mosque’s main gates collapsed in February, 2004 due to the destructive Israeli digging work.

New Intifada

Salah warned that the Israeli aggressions against the Muslim holy site would have grave repercussions.

“You are inviting an uprising against you just to stop your attack on the mosque,” he said, addressing himself to the Israeli government.

Al-Aqsa Intifada broke out in September 2000 after a provocative visit by then opposition leader Ariel Sharon to the mosque.

In 1996, eighty people were killed in clashes with the Israeli occupation forces to protest the opening of an Israeli tunnel alongside the compound.

On August 21, 1969, Al-Aqsa was set ablaze, gutting its southern wing –- some 1,500 square meters out of a total of 4,400 — and destroyed the historical pulpit established by Muslim hero Salahudin Al-Ayyubi.

Palestinians pointed the finger at Jewish extremists and the Israeli government, which claimed that the fire was triggered by a short circuit but later admitted that a man from Australia, who sought refuge in a kibbutz, was found guilty.

The man was set free after receiving psychiatric counseling
www.islam-online.net/English/News/2006-01/03/article09.shtml

Comment

The above report is likely to inflame Muslim opinion worldwide – maybe as intended – and coupled with growing tension over Iran, could ultimately lead to a global clash of cultures.

However, this is not entirely unexpected. It has in fact been in the pipeline for a long time. Over a century ago one of modern Freemasonry’s guiding lights outlined just such a clash when he spoke of how a Third World War could be ignited by provoking a clash between Islam and Zionism

According to Pike: “The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World.”

We could be witnessing the opening moves in just such a clash of cultures.

source:
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=4061

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Zionist Crime : What was the crime of this Palestinian baby?

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
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=== News Update ===

What was the crime of this Palestinian baby?

From: “Mohammed A” <ayub57@hotmail.com>
Subject: {(SaveYoungMuslims)} What was the crime of this Palestinian baby?

As-salaamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,

Hope you are in the best of health and Imaan (faith), Ameen.

I just wanted to share a short story a brother told at the Interpal event. It’s a really horrbile story, but sadly it is the norm in Palestine.

A husband was rushing his wife to the hospital in his car as she laid there in extreme labour pains. They then were stopped by israeli soldiers when they got to one of those road stops (they’re all over Palestinian roads). The soldiers just laughed at her and they knew that she needed to be at the hospital immediately. They then checked them (i think for passes etc) and they purposely took their time.

She coulnd’t bare the pain and fell out of the car onto the sand. The soldiers laughed more. As she gave birth she felt the baby’s head hit the floor and she quickly took it up to her chest. She could feel the baby breathing against her chest. After a short while the breathing stopped and her newborn child sadly passed away in her arms.

Imagine this sister’s pain as she carried her baby for 9 months, gave birth on the sand in so much pain only to loose her baby, because she was prevented from reaching the hospital.

So many of our sisters give birth this way and loose their babies because of this. This shows us the extent of pain and suffering they go through all the time.

May Allah keep them strong, ease their pain and give them a place in Jannah where they can be happy and peaceful forever, Ameen.

Take care Inshallah,
May Allah make it easy for us to help our suffering brothers and sisters around the world, we have so much 2 be greatful for.

Wa ‘alaikum assalaam

Please pass this story on so that people can see what they go through ,how much we should help them and how greatful we should be.

Jazakallah khair

source:
http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/69

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9/11 : Dr. Sami Al-Arian Begins Hunger Strike

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007


bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Dr. Sami Al-Arian Begins Hunger Strike


Never Convicted Muslim Professor Lingers in Prison and Harassed by the Government

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 23, 2007 (MASNET) Yesterday, Dr. Sami Al-Arian began a hunger strike to protest continued government harassment. Earlier, Dr. Al-Arian appeared before a new grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was subpoenaed by a federal prosecutor to testify a second time in the same case. After Dr. Al-Arian expressed his ethical stance against testifying, a judge in the Eastern District of Virginia held him in civil contempt, once again prolonging his suffering and imprisonment by up to 18 months. Dr. Al-Arian’s originally scheduled release date is April 13.

Last November, the same judge placed Dr. Al-Arian in civil contempt for not testifying. At the time, his attorneys argued that cooperation was a clear violation of the plea agreement he reached with Florida prosecutors last May. One month after he was held in contempt, the grand jury term expired. However, less than a month later, a new grand jury was once again impaneled by Gordon Kromberg, a federal prosecutor who allegedly boasts about his contempt for Muslims and Arabs while touring Israel.

During yesterday’s court appearance, Dr. Al-Arian’s attorney requested to delay the judge’s decision until further evidence could be brought to light supporting Dr. Al-Arian’s decision not testify and the highlighting the government’s abuse of power. However, the judge denied the request and ordered that Dr. Al-Arian be held in civil contempt. -Please read below Dr. Al-Arian’s statement before the judge-

This is the second hunger strike by Dr. Al-Arian, who is a diabetic, during his nearly four-year imprisonment. Following his February 20, 2003 incarceration, he went on a 140-day hunger strike to protest the government’s political persecution. During that time, he was hospitalized and lost 45 pounds.

In recent weeks, Dr. Al-Arian has been placed under particularly arduous conditions after he was moved from Warsaw, Virginia to Atlanta because of what prison authorities deemed a “mistake.” Not only did the nonsensical move further isolate Dr. Al-Arian from family and friends, but he was also denied phone calls and visitations in Atlanta.

Mahdi Bray, Executive Director of MAS Freedom Foundation stated “The government after years of incarcerating Dr. Al-Arian and spending millions of the taxpayers’ dollars, was unable to get a single conviction by a federal jury in this case. In short they lost the case. Yet they’ve used every trick in the book to persecute Dr. Al-Arian and his family. His prison treatment is extremely inhumane, including periods of 23 hour lock-down in a rat and roach infested environment, deliberately improperly dressed while forced to walk in sub-freezing weather, and threats and abuse from guards and U.S. marshals. These latest developments in Dr. Al-Arian’s case are a clear and outrageous display of government corruption and abuse of power. In spite of an agreement intended to resolve his case once and for all, the government has continued to harass Dr. Al-Arian and mire him further in legal purgatory. Clearly the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is complicit in the inhumane treatment of Dr. Al-Ari!
an. Congress, who has oversight over the U.S. prison system, needs to be alerted to this abuse and inhumane treatment.”

Dr. Al-Arian vows that he will remain on a hunger strike until the government ends its vindictive campaign against him and allows him to return to his wife and children.

ACTION TO BE TAKEN

Please write to the following individuals to ask for an immediate end to Dr. Al-Arian’s suffering:

1- Honorable Judge Gerald Lee
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

2- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001
Fax Number: (202) 307-6777
BY E-MAIL:
E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General,
may be sent to AskDOJ@usdoj. gov.

3- The Honorable John Conyers, Jr
2426 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5126
(202) 225-0072 Fax
John.Conyers@ mail.house. gov

4- Senator Patrick Leahy
433 Russell Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
(299029)224- 4242
senator_leahy@ leahy.senate. gov

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Dr. Al-Arian’s Statement before Judge Gerald Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia
January 22, 2007 (Fair summary not verbatim):

“Thank you, your honor, for giving me the opportunity to address the court. First of all, I have no contempt whatsoever for this honorable court, but all the respect in the world for it.

The initial draft of the plea agreement presented by the government to my defense team contained a cooperation clause. I told my defense team, Bill Moffitt and Linda Moreno, that my belief system and conscience are totally against talking about anyone, and if the government insisted on including this section they should break off negotiations and proceed towards trial. The chief prosecutor in my trial, Mr. Terry Zitek, acknowledged as much during the November 6, 2006 hearing in Tampa before Judge Moody when he said: `Mr. Al-Arian said no cooperation and we said fine and took it out.’

Furthermore, from the outset of the negotiations both the government and the defense agreed that the disposition of the count I pleaded to on level 26 with three points deduction to level 23. The sentencing guideline for level 23 is 46-57 months. It was also agreed between the parties that I will receive time served and have an expedited deportation. Therefore, the government agreed to recommend the low-end of the guideline, which was essentially time served.

However, there was always the risk that the judge (Moody) would go for the higher end or somewhere in between. So I asked Mr. Bill Moffitt what we could do to ensure the low end. He advised me that the only way to guarantee the low end would be to include cooperation which I totally ruled out; this would have reduced it to level 21 with a maximum sentence of 37 months, way below the time served. So I took the risk of serving 11 more months; in fact I am serving 11 more months for totally refusing the cooperation section.

Moreover, in August 2000, I was subpoenaed by the government in a federal immigration proceeding, and I was asked the following question: “Do you believe in the use of violence to free Islam? My answer was one word, “No.” Despite the absurdity and awkwardness of such a question, it was count 47 in the indictment and count 50 in the superseding indictment.

I also would like to bring to the court’s attention to the way I have been treated for the past three weeks. In the past three weeks, I have been to four prisons. I spent fourteen days in the Atlanta penitentiary under 23-hour lockdown, in a roach and rat infested environment. On two occasions, rats shared my diabetic snack. When I was transported from Atlanta to Petersburg (Virginia) and from Petersburg to Alexandria, they allowed me only to wear a t-shirt in subfreezing weather during long walks. In the early morning, the Atlanta guard took my thermal undershirt which I purchased from the prison and threw it in the garbage and when I complained, he threatened to use a lockbox on my handcuffs which would make them extremely uncomfortable. In Petersburg, the guard asked me to take off my clean t-shirt and boxers and gave me dirty and worn out ones. When I complained, he told me to `shut the f up.’ And when I asked why he was treating me like that, he said `because you’re a terrorist.’ When I further complained to the lieutenant in charge, he shrugged it off and said if I don’t like it, I should write a grievance to the Bureau of Prisons. When I said he had the authority to give me clean clothes, he refused and said if I don’t like it I should write a grievance to the Bureau of Prisons. During one of the airlifts, an air marshal further tightened my already tightened handcuffs, and asked me `Why do you hate us?’ I told him, `I don’t hate you.’ He said, `I know who you are, I’ve read your s-h-i-t.’ These are examples of the government’s harassment campaign against me that’s been taking place for years because of my political beliefs.”

The judge then interrupted Dr. Al-Arian and told him that he should not be harassed but that he (the judge) has no control over the bureau of prisons. He added that Dr. Al-Arian should not be mistreated because of his political beliefs. He nonetheless held him in contempt.

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The Freedom Foundation is the public affairs arm of the Muslim American Society (MAS), a national grassroots religious, social, and educational organization. MAS is America’s largest grassroots Muslim organization with over 50 chapters nationwide. Learn more at www.masnet.org

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US Terrorize The World – 5 Muharram 1428 H (24.1.07)

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 24, 2007

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

What was the crime of this Palestinian baby?

As-salaamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, Hope you are in the best of health and Imaan (faith), Ameen.

I just wanted to share a short story a brother told at the Interpal event. It’s a really horrbile story, but sadly it is the norm in Palestine.

A husband was rushing his wife to the hospital in his car as she laid there in extreme labour pains. They then were stopped by israeli soldiers when they got to one of those road stops (they’re all over Palestinian roads). The soldiers just laughed at her and they knew that she needed to be at the hospital immediately. They then checked them (i think for passes etc) and they purposely took their time.
http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/69

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The Restrictions Remain: Life Under Prohibition in Palestine

All the promises to relax restrictions in the West Bank have obscured the true picture. A few roadblocks have been removed, but the following prohibitions have remained in place. (This information was gathered by Haaretz, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Machsom Watch)
http://www.counterpunch.org/hass01222007.html

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Israel Builds Synagogue Under Al-Aqsa: Palestinians

Occupied Jerusalem – The Supreme Islamic Association and Al-Aqsa Association for Construction of the Holy Shrines accused Israel on Tuesday, January 3, of building a Jewish synagogue beneath Al-Aqsa Mosque, warning that the continued Israeli excavations jeopardize the mosque’s structure.
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=4061

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Aqsa foundation: Zionist IOA digging secret tunnel under the Aqsa Mosque

Officials in the Aqsa foundation that caters for Muslim holy shrines in occupied Palestine have unveiled that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) was secretly digging a tunnel under the Aqsa Mosque that jeopardizes its foundations.

Director of the foundation Farid Al-Haj Yahya affirmed that his institution possesses audiovisual evidence to substantiate the charges, and that it will distribute this evidence to the media in a press conference it will hold in the coming days.
http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/am/publish/printer_21198.shtml

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Dr. Sami Al-Arian Begins Hunger Strike

Never Convicted, Muslim Professor Lingers in Prison and Harassed by the Government

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 23, 2007 (MASNET) Yesterday, Dr. Sami Al-Arian began a hunger strike to protest continued government harassment. Earlier, Dr. Al-Arian appeared before a new grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was subpoenaed by a federal prosecutor to testify a second time in the same case. After Dr. Al-Arian expressed his ethical stance against testifying, a judge in the Eastern District of Virginia held him in civil contempt, once again prolonging his suffering and imprisonment by up to 18 months. Dr. Al-Arian’s originally scheduled release date is April 13.

Montreal Muslim News Network – http://www.montrealmuslimnews.net

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Arar: America’s deep shame

Let’s be clear about this: Maher Arar — victim of an American “midnight rendition” to Syria for imprisonment and torture — is an innocent man.

Not just in law, although the presumption of innocence would be enough to make that true. Arar is innocent because at least three national security agencies — the RCMP, CSIS and the CIA — have not produced one scintilla of evidence against him despite pressure on them to do so.
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1169247013057&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

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Bush Continues to Unite the World… Against Him

Despite two years of a concentrated effort by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her public diplomacy major-domo Karen Hughes to boost Washington’s global image, more people around the world have an unfavorable opinion of U.S. policies than at any time in recent memory, according to a new BBC poll released Monday.
http://www.antiwar.com/lobe/?articleid=10375

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Views on U.S. Drop Sharply In Worldwide Opinion Poll

Global opinion of U.S. foreign policy has sharply deteriorated in the past two years, according to a BBC poll released on the eve of President Bush’s annual State of the Union address.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/22/AR2007012201300_pf.html

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Gangsters for Capitalism

Although benign U.S. intentions are an article of faith among many Americans, theft, murder and oppression have always been central to U.S. policies and practices in the non-white world. George Bush’s crusade for ‘democracy’ is yet another chapter in the shameful saga.

“The U.S. has routinely destroyed democracy throughout the globe while its leaders spout words about spreading democracy.”
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/2007/01/gangsters-for-capitalism.html

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America’s War On Iraq – At Least 655,000 + +

http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’sWar On Iraq 3,059
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The U.S. War On Iraq Costs
$360,583,127,860

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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War Criminal : US occupation turns 3.7 million Iraqis into refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported this month that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq has forced one out of every eight Iraqis to flee their homes-more than 3.7 million people. The agency described the refugee crisis caused by the Iraq war as the worst in the Middle East since the ethnic cleansing that accompanied the creation of Israel in 1948. The Zionist military and paramilitary death squads drove an estimated 711,000 Palestinian Arabs from their land.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2007/jan2007/refu-j23.shtml

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Iraq Residents: Baqouba is deadly ghost city

Many residents of Baqouba say they live hunkered down in cold, dark houses afraid to go out, that the once mixed Shiite-Sunni neighborhoods are riven by sectarian cleansing, that the police force has virtually collapsed, and that longtime rituals – like the annual orange festival – have become unthinkable.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iraq_a_city_s_tale

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How We Can End the Occupation of Iraq

President George Bush deflects criticism of his war plans by claiming that his critics have no plans of their own. Vice President Dick Cheney, meanwhile, asserts that matters of war must be left in the hands of the President (presumably no matter how brilliant your alternative plan).

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) has had an exit plan on his website for over three years. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D., Calif.) has held several hearings discussing exit plans over the past year and a half. Peace activists, including Tom Hayden, have published and promoted a variety of exit plans over the past couple of years, and have even gone so far as to meet and discuss them with members of the Iraqi Parliament.
http://mparent7777.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-we-can-end-occupation-of-iraq.html

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Zawahiri challenges Bush to send the ‘entire army’ to Iraq

Al-Qaida’s deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri has mocked President George Bush’s plan to send 21,000 more troops to Iraq, challenging him ­ in a new videotape ­ to send “the entire army” and vowing insurgents will defeat them.

The Washington-based Site Institute said it had intercepted the video, which had not yet been posted on Islamic militant websites, where messages of that type are usually posted.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2177981.ece

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IRAQ : DICK CHENEY OPRDERED TENT TO ACCEPT RESPONSABILITY FOR NIGER URANIUM HOAX!

David Shuster is on MSNBC … SOTU false claim re: uranium in Niger: VP Cheney asked Tenet to take complete responsibility for the mistake, and make clear that Cheney & Bush didn’t know that it was a false claim.
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/1/23/114356/173

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Iraq : View of US’s global role ‘worse’

The World Service survey, conducted in 25 nations including the US, found that three in four respondents disapproved of how Washington had dealt with Iraq.
http://rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.bbc.co.uk%2F2%2Fhi%2Famericas%2F6286755.stm

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U.N. warns Iraq sliding to abyss

A U.N. envoy said on Tuesday Iraq was sliding “into the abyss of sectarianism” and urged Iraqi political and religious leaders to halt the violence after two car bombs in a Baghdad market killed 88 people.
http://tinyurl.com/3xpz9p

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Iraq : You wont believe how much the war is costing us

http://www.flicklife.com/afcfc22149d77babee96/You_wont_believe_how_much_the_war_is_costing_us.html

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Soldier acquitted of beating Iraqi suspects in Basra

A soldier has been acquitted of beating and seriously injuring an Iraqi captive during a round-up of civilians in Basra in 2003.
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article2177989.ece

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Security company helicopter shot down over Baghdad

The helicopter of a private U.S. security company was shot down Tuesday over a predominantly Sunni neighborhood in central Baghdad and there were casualties, a senior Iraqi defense official said.

The crash came three days after a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Baghdad, killing all 12 soldiers aboard.
http://www.kare11.com/news/national/national_article.aspx?storyid=148709

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Troops round up 600 “militiamen”

More than 600 Mahdi Army “militiamen” and 16 of their leaders had been arrested by Iraqi and US forces and were awaiting prosecution, the US military said in a statement.
http://tinyurl.com/2lrlds

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5 Civilians Dead In Baghdad Copter Crash

Helicopter Owned By U.S. Security Company Goes Down Over Sunni Neighborhood
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/23/iraq/main2387698.shtml

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3 U.S. Occupation Force Troops Killed In Iraq

The U.S. military said Tuesday that three American troops had been killed in fighting in Iraq, including a Marine who died south of Baghdad and two soldiers.
http://tinyurl.com/2tq8b4

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 22 January 2007.

  • At least five US troops reported killed in day of extensive fighting in Baghdad Sunday.
  • Four US troops killed in Resistance bombing in al-Mawsil midday Sunday.
  • US troops capture three Iranian Revolutionary Guards who illegally entered Iraq in al-Mawsil on Saturday afternoon.
  • British admit one British soldier killed in bomb attack in al-Basrah Sunday morning.
  • To completely seal off ‘Anah from outside world, US forces prohibit all Internet access, threaten immediate arrest for anyone going on line.
  • US artillery kills four Iraqi farmers after Resistance pounds US al-Habbaniyah base with heavy mortars Monday morning.
  • Two US troops reported killed in bomb attack in ar-Rutbah near Jordan border Monday morning.
  • Huge Resistance bomb in al-Karmah rips Humvee apart.
  • “Another day, another Humvee” becomes motto of Baghdad district as strikes on US forces continue at high pitch.
  • Resistance car bomber blows up puppet “National Guard” checkpoint, killing 15 puppet troops in Baghdad Monday morning.
  • Puppet “Iraqi National Guard” forces take over Tuesday Market in Baghdad to use for launching operations.
  • Resistance bomb rips US vehicle apart, reportedly killing three American troops in ad-Dulu’iyah at noon Monday.
  • Four US troops reported killed in powerful bomb explosion in al-Mahmudiyah.
  • US acknowledges American soldier killed in Ninwa Province.

http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2007/0107/iraqiresistancereport_220107.htm

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Dictatorship : U.S. drafts Holocaust denial resolution

To be followed by the “9-11 denial resolution” which will punish everyone who does not accept the official story of 9-11, and the “Bush is a nice guy denial resolution” which will jail those who do not like the President, leaving the entire country to be supported by just 47 people.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/230107Holocaust.htm

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Dictatorship : The Pentagon vs. Press Freedom

We often hear that the Pentagon exists to defend our freedoms. But the Pentagon is moving against press freedom.

Not long ago, journalist Sarah Olson received a subpoena to testify next month in the court-martial of US Army Lt. Ehren Watada, who now faces prosecution for speaking against the Iraq War and refusing to participate in it. Apparently, the commanders at the Pentagon are so eager to punish Watada that they’ve decided to go after reporters who have informed the public about his statements.
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012207R.shtml

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Dictatorship Gonzales: ‘There Is No Express Grant of Habeas Corpus In The Constitution’

Yesterday, during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claimed there is no express right to habeas corpus in the U.S. Constitution. Gonzales was debating Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) about whether the Supreme Court’s ruling on Guantanamo detainees last year cited the constitutional right to habeas corpus. Gonzales claimed the Court did not cite such a right, then added, “There is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution.”

Specter pushed back. “Wait a minute. The constitution says you can’t take it away, except in the case of rebellion or invasion. Doesn’t that mean you have the right of habeas corpus, unless there is an invasion or rebellion?” Specter told Gonzales, “You may be treading on your interdiction and violating common sense, Mr. Attorney General.”
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/01/19/gonzales-habeas/

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No Way In – No Way Out

Americans who cherish freedom would do well to stop stumbling around in the trees and forests of the illegal immigration debate and see that the Bush administration is well on its way to closing the borders of the entire nation, not only to people trying to get in, but to citizens trying to get out.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/84/1/

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Stop the Jewish barbarians in Hebron

It is unthinkable that the memory of Auschwitz should serve as a pretext to ignore the fact that living here among us are Jews that behave toward Palestinians exactly the way that German, Hungarian, Polish and other anti-Semites behaved toward Jews.
http://tinyurl.com/3cxlue

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Hillary Clinton and the Israel Lobby

AIPAC’s hypocrisy is nauseating. The Goliath lobbying organization wants Iran to cease to procure nukes while the crimes of Israel continue to be ignored. So who is propping up AIPAC’s hypocritical position? None other than Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.

As one of the top Democratic recipients of pro-Israel funds for the 2006 election cycle, pocketing over $83,000, Clinton now has Iran in her cross hairs.

It is high time to stop the madness of electing people to high office who do not put America first, and are simply acquisitions of various elements which don’t really care if this Republic lives or dies.

As long as US foreign policy continues to be driven by these “acquisitions”, we can expect no real domestic prosperity here at home, nor greater peace in the world at large.
http://www.antiwar.com/frank/?articleid=10372

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Israeli president to be charged with rape

Prosecutors intend to charge President Moshe Katsav with rape and other crimes against female employees, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday, in what would be an unprecedented indictment against an Israeli head of state.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070123/wl_nm/israel_president_dc_3

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Thousands in Germany, Italy are told they will be deploying in mid-2007

Some 8,500 soldiers from 43 units in Germany and Italy have received official word that they will be deploying to either Iraq or Afghanistan later this year, U.S. Army Europe officials announced Monday.
http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fstripes.com%2Farticle.asp%3Fsection%3D104%26article%3D42982

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Fugitive warlord claims U.S. facing Soviet-style defeat in Afghanistan

The United States faces a Soviet-style humiliation in Afghanistan, a fugitive Afghan warlord claimed in a video message while taunting Pakistan for aiding U.S.-led counterterrorism operations.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/23/asia/AS-GEN-Pakistan-Hekmatyar.php

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Suicide attack kills 10 Afghans near NATO occupation forces base

A suicide attacker blew himself up among a crowd of Afghan labourers queuing to enter a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan early Tuesday, killing 10 and wounding 14, an official said.
http://tinyurl.com/2pnaxk

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Afghan shot by Canadian troops

The man ignored shouts and three warning shots as he was approaching a Canadian military convoy which had stopped after one of its vehicles had driven off the road, according to a spokeswoman for the Canadian military based at KAF.
http://tinyurl.com/3byopg

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Travel to U.S. off 17 pct since 9/11

A 17 percent drop in overseas travelers to the United States since the September 11 attacks has cost the country more than $15 billion in lost taxes and nearly 200,000 jobs, a study showed on Tuesday.

Since the September 11 attacks, the United States has tightened security measures and toughened its visa and entry requirements. As a result, the country was ranked as the world’s most unfriendly to visitors in a survey conducted last year of travelers from 16 nations.

For states heavily dependent on tourism, this is a problem.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070123/us_nm/usa_travel_dc

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Hours before State of Union, Bush approval drops to low of 28 percent

On the day of his State of the Union speech, President Bush’s approval rating has dropped to a new low of twenty-eight percent, and sixty-four percent “disapprove of the way he’s handling his job,” according to CBS News.

They really ought to stop doing these polls inside defense factories. Meanwhile, here is a sneak-preview of Bush’s State of the Union Speech
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Hours_before_State_of_Union_Bush_0123.html

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Church Prostitute : Ted Haggard Says Evangelicals Have the ‘Best Sex Life’

Haggard resigned from the church in 2006, after a scandal linked him to drugs and a male prostitute.
http://rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FGMA%2Fprint%3Fid%3D2813078

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