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Key 9/11 survivor

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2007

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Key 9/11 survivor

WILLIAM Rodriguez was working as a janitor in the World Trade Center on the ninth of September 2001 when he heard explosions – from below.

THE last man to leave the World Trade Center building alive is coming to Lancaster on Thursday, February 8, to speak on his experiences during and since 9/11. Visitor news editor INGRID KENT hears what William Rodriguez has to stay and finds out why he will be travelling all the way to the UK to give a lecture

WILLIAM Rodriguez was working as a janitor in the World Trade Center on the ninth of September 2001 when he heard explosions – from below.

But William didn’t just try to save his own skin; as the only key holder for the North Tower stairwell where he was working, he unlocked doors and helped firefighters to rescue hundreds of people.

William was also the last survivor to leave the building. He spent the rest of 9/11 helping out as a volunteer in the rescue efforts, and at dawn the following morning, was back at Ground Zero continuing his efforts.

After 9/11 William lost his job and has worked ever since to help others who were affected by the atrocities.

In February William is coming to Lancaster to tell his side of the story; a story the US Government would not let him tell in full.

William, a native of Puerto Rico, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey, was employed as a maintenance worker at the 110-storey World Trade Center building for 19 years.

Arriving at 8.30am on the morning of 9/11, he went to the maintenance office located on the first sub-level, one of six sub-basements beneath ground level.

Fourteen people were in the office at that time. As he was talking with others, he says there was an incredibly loud and powerful explosion which seemed to emanate from between sub-basement B2 and B3.

There were 22 people on B2 sub-basement who also felt and heard that first explosion.
At first William thought it was a generator that had exploded, but the cement walls in the office cracked from the explosion.

“When I heard the sound of the explosion, the floor beneath my feet vibrated, the walls started cracking and everything started shaking,” said William, who was crowded together in the office with 14 other people, including Anthony Saltamachia, supervisor for the American Maintenance Company.

Just seconds later he says there was another explosion high above which made the building oscillate momentarily. This, he was later told, was a plane hitting the 90th floor.
Then he says there were other explosions just above B1 and individuals started heading for the loading dock to escape the fires caused by the blasts.
Unlocking doors for the firefighters as he went, William got to the 39th floor before he was turned back by the firefighters. As he began his descent he heard a plane hit the south tower.

Down at ground level he saw the mangled and bloodied bodies of people who had jumped. William says he will never forget the anguish that hit him, or the sight of the senseless carnage.

The Twin Towers were the only known steel frame buildings in history claimed to have failed because of fire. Other steel frame buildings have been known to burn for hours and hours and not collapse. The cause of the Twin Towers’ failure is not known because the evidence was rendered unavailable for investigation.

Independent investigators said both towers suspiciously fell “like a house of cards,” claiming that William probably heard pre-arranged detonated bomb blasts, strategically placed and timed to make it appear that the plane was the cause of the collapse.
After the trauma of losing many of his close friends and the sheer horror of the events of 9/11, William looked forward to his appearance at a closed-door hearing of the 9/11 Commission.

But he started changing his opinion as he saw how the commission worked, and also when the American media edited out his testimonies about hearing bomb blasts in the buildings, whilst the Spanish media reported his claims unedited.
William was one of the last people to testify to the commission and spoke behind closed doors, unlike other witnesses. His testimony was not included in the final report
He said the commission didn’t answer his questions and avoided the issues he was presenting. When the administration started to link the 9/11 attacks with the preparations of the 2003 Iraq war, he said he felt “manipulated and used”.

He also sought out the National Institutes of Technology, which was investigating the collapse of the WTC, but was sent packing. And the FBI was not interested in his claim that he’d met one of the hijackers ‘casing’ the buildings several months before 9/11.
In October 2004, William filed a civil lawsuit directed against George W Bush, Richard B Cheney, Donald H Rumsfeld and others, including a total of 100 defendants, together with Ellen Mariani and lawyer Phil Berg.

The RICO Act is normally used by the US government to nail organised crime as a conspiracy, but this time it was used against the government itself, claiming a conspiracy on its part.
The government filed a motion to dismiss, or at least transfer, the case on grounds of national security. Berg answered by filing an affidavit that alleged the defendants “had knowledge that the attacks were impending… but they failed to (take countermeasures), not by reason of mere negligence, confusion, or ineptitude, but because they affirmatively desired such attacks to occur.”

William said: “I have tried to tell my story to everybody, but nobody wants to listen. It is very strange what is going on here in supposedly the most democratic country in the world. In my home country of Puerto Rico and all the other Latin American countries, I have been allowed to tell my story uncensored. But here, I can’t even say a word.”
William Rodriguez will be speaking at the Hugh Pollard Lecture Theatre on St Martin’s College Campus off Bowerham Road, at 7pm on Thursday, February 8. Tickets are by donation and the event is being organised by rnif.com. Contact the venue on 01524 384383.

24 January 2007

source:
http://www.morecambetoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=34&ArticleID=1989787

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The postwar photographs that British authorities tried to keep hidden

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2007

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

The postwar photographs that British authorities tried to keep hidden

Ian Cobain

Monday April 3, 2006

The Guardian

· Treatment of suspected communists revealed
· Four court martialled after police inspector’s inquiry

Archive pictures of German prisoners held by the British following the second world war

Archive pictures of German prisoners held by the British following the second world war. Photographs: Martin Argles

For almost 60 years, the evidence of Britain’s clandestine torture programme in postwar Germany has lain hidden in the government’s files. Harrowing photographs of young men who had survived being systematically starved, as well as beaten, deprived of sleep and exposed to extreme cold, were considered too shocking to be seen.

As one minister of the day wrote, as few people as possible should be aware that British authorities had treated prisoners “in a manner reminiscent of the German concentration camps”.

Many other photographs known to have been taken have vanished from the archives, and even this year some government officials were arguing that none should be published.

The pictures show suspected communists who were tortured in an attempt to gather information about Soviet military intentions and intelligence methods at a time when some British officials were convinced that a third world war was only months away.

Others interrogated at the same prison, at Bad Nenndorf, near Hanover, included Nazis, prominent German industrialists of the Hitler era, and former members of the SS.

At least two men suspected of being communists were starved to death, at least one was beaten to death, others suffered serious illness or injuries, and many lost toes to frostbite.

The appalling treatment of the 372 men and 44 women who were interrogated at Bad Nenndorf between 1945 and 1947 are detailed in a report by a Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Tom Hayward. He had been called in by senior army officers to investigate the mistreatment of inmates, partly as a result of the evidence provided by these photographs.

Insp Hayward’s report remained secret until last December, when the Guardian secured its release under the Freedom of Information Act. The photographs seen here were removed before the Foreign Office released the report, apparently because the Ministry of Defence did not wish them to be published. That decision was reversed last week, following an appeal by the Guardian.

One of the men photographed, Gerhard Menzel, 23, a student, was arrested by British intelligence officers in Hamburg in June 1946. He had fallen under suspicion because he was believed to have travelled to the British-controlled zone of Germany from Omsk in Siberia, where he had been a prisoner of war. His weight, measured several weeks after his arrest at 10st 3lb, had fallen to 7st 10lb by the time he was transferred from Bad Nenndorf to a British-run internment camp eight months later.

In the meantime, he told Hayward, his hands had been chained behind his back for up to 16 days at a time, periods during which he was repeatedly punched in the face. He had also been held in a bare, freezing cell for up to two weeks at a time and doused in cold water every 30 minutes from 4.30am until midnight, a practice the detective discovered to have been common.

A doctor at the internment camp reported that Mr Menzel was one of a group of 12 inmates transferred from Bad Nenndorf, all emaciated and dressed in rags. Previous arrivals had also been half-starved. Some had facial scars, apparently the result of beatings. A few had scars on their shins, said to be the result of torture with shin screws which had been retrieved from a Gestapo prison at Hamburg.

Mr Menzel “was only skin and bones,” the doctor wrote. “He could neither walk nor stand up without assistance, and could only speak with difficulty because his tongue and lips were swollen and broken open.

“It was impossible to take his body temperature because it was not higher than 35 degrees Celsius and the thermometer only starts at 35.”

The prisoner was also confused, anxious and suffering memory loss, his lungs were badly infected and his blood pressure was dangerously low. Only after being washed, fed and heated with lamps could his body temperature be raised to 36.3C, but the doctor feared his chances of survival were slim.

Another man pictured, Heinz Biedermann, 20, a clerk, had been arrested in October 1946 because he was in the British zone, while his father, who lived at Stendal in the Russian zone, had been identified as “an ardent communist”. By the time he was transferred from Bad Nenndorf four months later his weight had fallen from 11st 3lb to 7st 12lb. He said he had been held in solitary confinement for much of the time, threatened with execution, and forced to live and sleep in sub-zero temperatures while barely clothed.

One British army guard told Inspector Hayward that Mr Biedermann had “wasted like a candle” during his imprisonment. Another, a private in the Essex Regiment, told the detective that he complained that he and his comrades were behaving as badly as Germans. “I became very unpopular after this … the sergeant appeared to take a poor view of my remarks.”

On Mr Biedermann’s transfer to the internment camp, an officer at Bad Nenndorf requested he be detained “for an adequate time” to prevent him giving the Soviets “detailed information on this centre and methods of interrogation”.

Foreign Office records show that the navy officer commanding the internment camp, Captain Arthur Curtis, was so shocked by the condition of the men being sent to him that he ordered these photographs be taken to support his complaints about the treatment of these “living skeletons”. Photographs of several other prisoners, taken at the same time, appear to have vanished from the Foreign Office files.

On the other side of the British zone, meanwhile, a Royal Artillery officer was complaining about the state of Bad Nenndorf inmates who were being dumped from a truck at the entrance to a military hospital. Some weighed little more than six stones, and two died shortly after their arrival.

The records show that Bad Nenndorf was run by a War Office department called the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (CSDIC).

By late 1946, CSDIC appears to have lost interest in Nazis, and was targeting communists. It appears the prisoners were questioned about Soviet methods and intentions, rather than about the Communist party itself.

Some of Bad Nenndorf’s inmates were indeed spying for the Soviets: one prisoner, who was half-Norwegian and half-Russian, told Hayward he was an officer in the NKVD, the predecessor of the KGB, and had been operating continuously in Germany since 1938. Another, a German journalist who had been freed by the Soviets from a Gestapo prison, was caught flying into Croydon aerodrome with false British papers. Both men were starved and badly tortured.

Others clearly were not spies, however. One man who was starved to death was a gay ex-soldier caught with forged papers while crossing into the British zone in search of his lover, while the other was a young German who was being interrogated because he had volunteered to spy for the British in the Russian zone, and was wrongly suspected of lying because of an official error over his medical records.

Four British officers were court martialled after Hayward’s investigation. Declassified documents show that the hearings were held largely behind closed doors to prevent the Soviets from discovering that Russians were being detained.

Another consideration was admitted to be the determination to conceal the existence of several other CSDIC prisons. While it is now known that one interrogation centre was in central London, little is known about those in Germany, other than their locations.

Following the courts martial, the prison at Bad Nenndorf, which was in a converted bath-house, was replaced with a purpose-built interrogation centre near an RAF base at Gütersloh, and orders were issued for inmates to be examined by a doctor before interrogation. It is unclear when this centre closed.

The only officer at Bad Nenndorf to be convicted was the prison doctor. At the age of 49, his sentence was to be dismissed from the army. The commanding officer, Colonel Robin Stephens, was cleared of a charge of “disgraceful conduct of a cruel kind” and told he was free to apply to rejoin his former employers at MI5.

source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/article/0,,1745662,00.html

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY DECLARES SADDAM DETENTION AND TRIAL ILLEGAL AS A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2007

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY DECLARES

SADDAM DETENTION AND TRIAL ILLEGAL

AS A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW


An United Nations expert human rights law body has declared the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein before an Iraqi special court is illegal because it violates the right to fair trial under international law.

In the decision hand down on 1 September 2006, but not provide to the former Iraqi President’s lawyers until just a few days ago, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that the “deprivation of liberty of Mr. Saddam Hussein is arbitrary, being in contravention of article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights to which Iraq and the United States are parties.”

The Working Group—which consists of legal experts from Iran, Algeria, Paraguay, Spain and Hungary—spent more than two years collecting information and reviewing the case before making its decision. The Working Group’s decisions are based on its interpretation of international treaties, primarily the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. In this case the Working Group found article 14 of the International Covenant to have been violated in numerous ways.

On 30 November 2005, the Working Group had issued a Preliminary Opinion and requested the United States and Iraq to remedy the situation. Since then, as a second trial began, another defence lawyer has been killed, the United States government has continued to fail to provide adequate security, a relative of one of judges has been killed, the defence lawyers have been threatened to the extent that they can no longer safely participate in proceedings, and the violations of due process in the courtroom have continued.

“The decision of the UN Working Group is not surprising. Anyone who has been following the trial knows that it has been a gross abuse of law. The Working Opinion vindicates what I and other international legal experts have been claiming for months. The ball is now in the United States’ court. Together with the occupation government it have installed in Iraq, the United States government must decide if it will respect international law or whether it continue to act with disrespect for this law,” said Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler, a professor law at An-Najah National University and the lawyer for the former Iraqi President who filed the case.

Doebbler added, “If the United States continues to so blatantly violate international law, the rest of the international community must impose very serious consequences. If they do not, we will have lost the war to all those who say that law does not count and that violence is the only way forward. Is this the message George Bush wants to send? It is the message he is sending.”

The Working Group lacks authority to enforce its decisions, however, states that act contrary to the decision of the Working Group have been viewed a pariah state in the international community and often been subjected to sanctions, restrictions on the travel of their officials, and boycotts.

For further information contact Mr. Arno Develay at +1-646-853-7472 (The decisions are attached).

No. 31/2006 and Preliminary Opinion (14 pages total).

source:
http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2006/1106/un-saddam_011106.htm

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US Terrorize The World – 6 Muharram 1428 H (25.1.07)

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 25, 2007

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Taleban ‘to build Afghan schools’

The Taleban movement has earmarked $1m to set up schools for children in southern Afghanistan, a senior
official of the militant group has said. Abdul Hai Mutmain said a Taleban panel would start commissioning schools in March and April, 2007.

In much of southern Afghanistan there are no schools or most of them have been closed following arson and
threats by armed militants. The government blames the Taleban for these incidents, a charge they reject.

A Taleban statement said the schools would be run in accordance with a syllabus that was used in the
mujahideen schools in 1980s.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6291885.stm

SEE ALSO:Welcome to Taleban country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6291737.stm

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Key 9/11 survivor in Lancaster

THE last man to leave the World Trade Center building alive is coming to Lancaster on Thursday, February 8, to speak on his experiences during and since 9/11. Visitor news editor INGRID KENT hears what William Rodriguez has to stay and finds out why he will be travelling all the way to the UK to give a lecture.

WILLIAM Rodriguez was working as a janitor in the World Trade Center on the ninth of September 2001 when he heard explosions – from below.

In February William is coming to Lancaster to tell his side of the story; a story the US Government would not let him tell in full.
http://www.morecambetoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=34&ArticleID=1989787

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9/11 : ‘There is no war on terror’

Outspoken DPP takes on Blair and Reid over fear-driven legal response to threat

The director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald, put himself at odds with the home secretary and Downing Street last night by denying that Britain is caught up in a “war on terror” and calling for a “culture of legislative restraint” in passing laws to deal with terrorism.

Sir Ken warned of the pernicious risk that a “fear-driven and inappropriate” response to the threat could lead Britain to abandon respect for fair trials and the due process of law.
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,1997247,00.html

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War Criminal : The postwar photographs that British authorities tried to keep hidden

For almost 60 years, the evidence of Britain’s clandestine torture programme in postwar Germany has lain hidden in the government’s files. Harrowing photographs of young men who had survived being systematically starved, as well as beaten
http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/article/0,,1745662,00.html

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War Criminal : Supporting the Troops? Senator Webb Puts Bush in the Cross-hairs

During President Bush’s State of the Union speech last night and during Senator Jim Webb’s Democratic Party response, two key observations were made that put the President’s continuing mishandling of his illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq into sharp focus.

Although Mr. Bush correctly observed that, “in the minds of the terrorists, this war began well before September 11th,” had he been honest, he would have added: “And, yes, we planned to overthrow Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq long before September 11th. We simply used September 11th as a pretext, in order to exploit your fear and rage.”
http://www.walter-c-uhler.com/Reviews/webb.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 3,062
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The U.S. War On Iraq Costs $360,826,862,285 – See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS BODY DECLARES SADDAM DETENTION AND TRIAL ILLEGAL AS A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

An United Nations expert human rights law body has declared the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein before an Iraqi special court is illegal because it violates the right to fair trial under international law.
http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2006/1106/un-saddam_011106.htm

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To Human Rights Organizations

The Criminal Iraqi Tribunal which was formed by the Occupation Power in Iraq will convene on January 25 to reverse its sentence passed against the Vice President of Iraq Mr. Taha Yassin Ramadan from Life to Death.

It seems to us that the illegal government of Iraq fell under the domination of Iran and the occupation forces to lynch all the Iraqi Leaders, one by one, as they have done brutally, to President Saddam Hussein and his colleagues, Mr. Barazan al-Tikriti and Judge Awad Hamad al-Bandar. The illegal and brutal execution of these men was and still is a nightmare to many of us.
http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m29997&hd=&size=1&l=e

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Uncovering the American Farce over Iraqi President’s Assassination

It seems that the American President George Bush does not tire from ignoring big blunders that he and his Neo-conservative led Administration commit. He also keeps reiterating reports (which have been proven to be false) that his country and its collaborators in Iraq and the Arab region can win the war in Iraq. By winning the war, he dreams of reducing the people of this country of 6,000 years of civilization to mere servants of the American Empire and force them into turning their backs on their Arab identity.
http://english.alarabonline.org/display.asp?fname=2007%5C01%5C01-23%5Czopinionz%5C960.htm&dismode=x&ts=23/01/2007%2011:12:28%20%C3%95

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Naked colonialism : Iraq’s new oil law: not even a figleaf

“By 2010 we will need on the order of an additional fifty million barrels a day. So where is the oil going to come from? … While many regions of the world offer great oil opportunities, the Middle East with two thirds of the world’s oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies.”

It hadn’t even been seen by Iraqi legislators yet, but details of a new “Iraqi” hydrocarbons law, drafted in reality by U.S. contractors, were revealed Jan. 7 in the Independent, a major London newspaper that has been critical of the Iraq war.

Once information about the leaked document got out, it was condemned around the world as an unprecedented giveaway to the multinational oil companies-in particular, those based in the U.S. and Britain.

“Its provisions are a radical departure from the norm for developing countries,” wrote the Independent. “[U]nder a system known as ‘production-sharing agreements,’ or PSAs, oil majors such as BP and Shell in Britain, and Exxon and Chevron in the U.S., would be able to sign deals of up to 30 years to extract Iraq’s oil.
http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_23837.shtml

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Senate Panel Votes Against Bush on Iraq

The Democratic-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee dismissed President Bush’s plans to increase troops strength in Iraq on Wednesday as “not in the national interest,” an unusual wartime repudiation of the commander-in-chief. The vote was 12-9 and largely along party lines.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6368629,00.html

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Text of Iraq Resolution

Following is the text of the non-binding resolution on the Iraq war that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved on Wednesday by a 12-9 vote:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070124/ap_on_go_co/us_iraq_resolution

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Japan minister: Iraq war a mistake

Japan’s defence minister has called the US war on Iraq a “mistake” and said he never supported it.
http://tinyurl.com/ytogll

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US helicopters strike high-rises in Baghdad battle

U.S. helicopters attacked gunmen holed up inside high-rise buildings in Baghdad on Wednesday in what the U.S. military said was an operation to regain control of a major street cutting through the heart of the city.

The US is fighting to “regain” streets. i.e. the US is no longer in control of Baghdad, and by attacking high-rises, the US has stopped worrying about collateral damage.

Conclusion: The tactical situation in Baghdad is deteriorating.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/COL428635.htm

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Wednesday: 83 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed; 66 Iraqis Wounded

U.S. forces conducted major operation along Haifa Street in Baghdad today. Dozens were killed and many were injured. Throughout the country, at least 83 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 66 were wounded. At least three U.S. servicemembers were also killed.

One soldier was killed and another two injured during an unspecified military operation today in Baghdad. Two Marines were killed in separate events in Anbar province on Tuesday. Also, a twelve-year-old boy died from wounds received during a raid conducted by U.S forces north of Baghdad.
http://www.antiwar.com/updates/?articleid=10386

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Women and children injured as US helicopters strike buildings in Baghdad

A local journalist said he helped transport 37 wounded people to hospital, including women and children, in three ambulances that managed to get through the security cordon.
http://tinyurl.com/yt9u74

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Tuesday, 23 January 2007.

  • US-imposed blockade of al-Hadithah takes toll on innocent lives.
  • Bomb disables US Humvee in al-Hadithah.
  • Resistance fighters battle US troops in al-Hadithah Tuesday morning after mortars struck US headquarters in al-Haqlaniyah Monday night.
  • US imposes super tight “security” around al-Fallujah, but the result appears to be more rather than fewer Resistance attacks.
  • Resistance bomb damages Humvee near al-Fallujah before dawn Tuesday.
  • Resistance bomb disables US Bradley armored vehicle near al-Fallujah Tuesday morning.
  • Resistance blasts US headquarters in as-Saqlawiyah with heavy mortars Tuesday morning.
  • Former Republican Guard general assassinated in al-Fallujah.
  • Residents of Baghdad neighborhood shoot down US helicopter gunship Tuesday morning.
  • Sadr spokesman reportedly acknowledges ties to Iranian Revolutionary Guards; says puppet “Prime Minister” al-Maliki also involved.
  • US cuts off Internet access from many Sunni districts of Baghdad, sparking fears of impending American offensives against civilian neighborhoods.
  • Shi’i sectarian militias in puppet “Shock Troop” uniforms abduct 27 Palestinians in Baghdad before sunrise Tuesday.
  • Week-long US arrest campaign against pro-Iranian Jaysh al-Mahdi contrasts with deadly battles against Iraqi Resistance movement. US seen as hoping to use Jaysh al-Mahdi captives to bargain with Iran over control of Iraq, region.
  • Day of Civil Disobedience Tuesday in Tikrit to protest US arrests of prominent local personalities.
  • Resistance blows up puppet governor’s offices in Ba’qubah after office hours Monday.
  • Resistance bomb wound puppet “Oil Protection Police” southwest of Kirkuk.
  • Resistance fighters ambush puppet police patrol northeast of Bayji Monday evening.
  • Captured Iranian agents in al-Mawsil acknowledge plans to carry out sectarian attacks in northern Iraq.
  • Two Resistance attacks target puppet police in al-Mawsil Tuesday morning.
  • Resistance bomb near al-Mawsil leaves US soldier reported dead Monday evening.
  • Car bomb targets puppet army, bomb rips through Kurdish separatist party headquarters in Sinjar in northern Iraq.
  • Resistance bomb targets car carrying members of Shi’i sectarian party in al-Basrah Monday.

http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2007/0107/iraqiresistancereport_230107.htm

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Zionist Crime : Jewish Like Me

“The misuse of history to make Israel, the obvious colonial power and occupier, seem like a victim of the same oppression we faced in Europe, invoked memories of how elites of European states would present themselves as victims of the Jews to maintain their own power.”
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6423.shtml

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Israel troops kill Palestinian in occupied Gaza

Palestinian security officials in Gaza said the Israelis had informed them of the incident and that the three men had apparently been manual laborers trying to slip into Israel to find work.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070124/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians_shooting

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The transformation of the IRA shows why Israel should talk to Hamas

Only negotiations with both main Palestinian parties can deliver the peace deal that the two peoples now support
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1997274,00.html

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Fence cuts Palestinian cave dwellers off from wood

Home sweet home for Suleiman Hawamdeh, a 73-year-old father of 10, is a deep cave in a barren West Bank hillside separated by a barbed-wire fence from a modern Jewish settlement.
http://tinyurl.com/yur25f

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Israel: Smears for Fears

Wes Clark just got caught up in the rigged rules for discussing Israel-related issues in America.
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=12394

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American students attack Palestinian students on US soil

“It was the ugliest thing I have ever seen,” said Awartani, a freshman pursuing a double major in aerospace and mechanical engineering at NC State. “I’ve seen Israeli soldiers doing this to me in Palestine, but I’ve never seen this with citizens. It just came with punches, kicks and brass knuckles. There were witnesses that told me they were picking up rocks and bricks and hitting me.”

Stalin used to call people like this “Useful idiots.” They will turn the US into another Apartheid Israel if they are not stopped.
http://www.yesweekly.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=2078&TM=82117.45

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Taliban kill 4 Dutch occupation force soldiers in Uruzgan

Four NATO occupation force soldiers were killed in a clash between Taliban and NATO forces at a village near Tirinkot in Uruzgan province of Southern Afghanistan.
http://paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?166955

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US bombs southern Somalia-US officials

The United States launched a second air strike in southern Somalia this week, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, marking the second U.S. attack this month.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N24384537.htm

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Mortars Hit Somalia Airport; 2 Said Dead

Gunmen launched several mortars at Mogadishu International Airport on Wednesday, killing at least two people and wounding several others, witnesses said.
http://tinyurl.com/243vmz

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Depleted Uranium Poison Explosions Target US Citizens

There are efforts underway to oppose explosions of radioactive materials by the US government into the air in which we breathe. This article will outline various reasons why and how radioactive explosive “tests” are harming America – and describe the efforts of citizens in one area of the country who are now working to try to put a stop to them.

Like most people over 21, you may already know that the United States used to “test” nuclear bombs in the NV and NM deserts, right out in the open air. If asked, most people would probably be able to tell us that yes indeed, both above ground and below ground “nuclear testing” in the United States ended years ago. Yet, even though 1992 saw its last nuke bomb “test” inside the United States, how many know that our government is still firing radioactive explosives into our atmosphere? This fact appears to be one of Uncle Sam’s “dirtiest” not-so-little, well-kept secrets.
http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_23826.shtml

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Big Oil, Big Brother Win Big in the State of the Union

There was that tongue again. When the President lies he’s got this weird nervous tick: He sticks the tip of his tongue out between his lips. Like a little boy who knows he’s fibbing. Like a snake licking a rat. In his State of the Union tonight the President did his tongue thing 124 times — my kids kept count. But it wasn’t all rat-licking lies.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/95/2/

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UK: ‘There is no war on terror’

The director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald, put himself at odds with the home secretary and Downing Street last night by denying that Britain is caught up in a “war on terror” and calling for a “culture of legislative restraint” in passing laws to deal with terrorism.
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,1997247,00.html

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In case you missed it? ”The Last Days of the American Republic.”

The largest element in our budget of discretionary spending goes for national security. We are spending today more on national defense, so-called really on war, than all the other nations on earth combined. That’s an astonishing figure. Its also amazing to see that perhaps, 20,000 insurgents in Iraq have fought to a standstill 130,000 of the most-highly trained, heavily equipped troops on earth.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13602.htm

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Dictatorship : Gonzales says the Constitution doesn’t guarantee habeas corpus

Attorney general’s remarks on citizens’ right astound the chair of Senate judiciary panel
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/24/MNGDONO11O1.DTL

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Dictatorship : Your Local Police Force Has Been Militarized

In recent years American police forces have called out SWAT teams 40,000 or more times annually. Last year did you read in your newspaper or hear on TV news of 110 hostage or terrorist events each day? No. What then were the SWAT teams doing? They were serving routine warrants to people who posed no danger to the police or to the public.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/96/2/

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Dictatorship : The Empire Turns Its Guns on the Citizenry

In recent years American police forces have called out SWAT teams 40,000 or more times annually. Last year did you read in your newspaper or hear on TV news of 110 hostage or terrorist events each day? No. What then were the SWAT teams doing? They were serving routine warrants to people who posed no danger to the police or to the public.
http://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=10382

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End Corporate Control Over Our Media

If You Are Concerned About Health Care, Iraq, the Economy, Global Warming You Must Be Concerned About Corporate Control of the Media.
Audio and transcript
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16252.htm

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Hey, Gang of 500 – Fox News is Not a Real News Outlet

This blog post was put together by a number of people in the progressive movement who believe that journalism matters and that Fox News Channel does great disservice to the institution of the media (perhaps intentionally) by pretending to be legitimate members of the press.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/97/2/

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Dictatorship : 81-Year-Old Liberals Now Terror Threat

Like most Americans, 81-year-old Dan Tilli isn’t a big fan of President Bush. And like many older Americans, he writes letters to the editor of his local paper, The Express-Times in Easton.

Unlike most Americans, Dan Tilli got a visit from the Secret Service after writing a letter bashing President Bush.
http://willdo.philadelphiaweekly.com/archives/2007/01/81yearold_liber.html

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28% and Counting, the Disintegration of a President

As the resounding echo of the unnecessary clapping ends tonight we will have heard nothing new from the 43rd President of the United States. Each year brings a new opportunity for the President to try and turn around what is the worst legacy since Herbert Hoover. Yet each year George Bush insists that up is down and black is white. Each year he reminds us that he does not listen, he does not learn. He simply plods through each State of the Union Address using specious arguments and flat out lies to advance the neoconservative agenda that has been soundly rejected by the American people.
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_anthony__070124_28_25_and_counting_2c_th.htm

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82% of Germans think Bush worst US President ever!

And the Germans KNOW crappy leaders!
http://www1.spiegel.de/active/vote/fcgi/vote.fcgi?voteid=4140&choice=1&aktion=setcookie

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Panama’s Noriega set to be released

Noriega, the military ruler toppled by a massive U.S. invasion of his country in late 1989, was automatically eligible for parole after serving close to two-thirds of his 30-year federal sentence.
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/16530906.htm

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In case you missed it: “The Panama Deception”

This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. (Sound familiar?). The excuse given was to get the drug lord, General Noriega, who had been on the CIA’s payroll for 20 years.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4078.htm

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