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US Terrorize The World – 4 Rabiul Awal 1428 H (23.3.07)

Posted by musliminsuffer on March 23, 2007


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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

 

=== News Update ===

Deaths In Iraq Have Reached 1 Million : US WarCriminal

Grim claim on fourth anniversary of conflict. THE number of deaths in Iraq since the start of the conflict could be as high as one million, it was claimed yesterday.

On the fourth anniversary of the invasion by Allied troops, an Australian scientist insisted the true death toll dwarfed previous estimates. Dr Gideon Polya said: “Using the most comprehensive and authoritative literature and UN demographic data yields an estimate of one million post-invasion excess deaths in Iraq.”

His figure is far higher than the biggest previous estimate of 655,000.

A spokesman for the Stop The War Coalition said the figure was “astonishing”, adding: “Four years after the start of the conflict in Iraq, we can now see what a disaster the war has been.

“Everything we predicted would happen has taken place, but it has been far worse than we feared.”

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett has hit back at Hans Blix. The former UN chief weapons inspector had claimed that, aside from Saddam Hussein’s fall, everything in Iraq since the invasion had been a disaster. Yesterday, Beckett said: “It’s complete nonsense. I’m surprised at Hans Blix saying something so foolish and so negative.”

She insisted there had been “a massive amount of change” in Iraq, including elections. President George Bush came under more pressure after seven US troops were killed in Iraq at the weekend. And the US military blamed al-Qaeda for chlorine bomb attacks that killed two people in Anbar province.
http://globalavoidablemortality.blogspot.com/

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One million post-invasion Iraqi excess deaths ignored – Silence of Mainstream media

MWC NEWS readers may have encountered a recent article of mine in which the post-invasion excess deaths (avoidable deaths, deaths that did not have to happen) in Occupied Iraq were estimated at 1 million (ONE MILLION). This estimate was based on the very latest medical literature and UN Population Division data sources that were carefully documented in the 2 February 2007 article.

Accordingly I have RE-CALCULATED the “post-invasion Iraqi excess deaths” as of March 2007, making 5 ESTIMATES using 4 INDEPENDENT SETS OF DATA as set out below. The key sources are UNICEF, the UN Population Division and scientific papers from the top US medical epidemiology group in the World’s top Public Health Department (the Bloomberg School of Public Health) at the top Johns Hopkins University and published peer-reviewed in the top medical journal The Lancet (for further details and detailed documentation of what follows see MWC News and HERE ):

(a) From UN Population Division Data using the death rate in Iraq’s peaceful but impoverished neighbours Jordan and Syria as a baseline, the post-invasion excess deaths in Occupied Iraq totals 0.6 million (by way of comparison, the corresponding post-invasion under-5 infant mortality figure is 0.5 million).

(b) Detailed analysis of infant mortality and avoidable mortality (excess deaths) for every country in the world since 1950 reveals that for impoverished Third World countries “under-5 infant mortality” is about 0.7 times the “total avoidable mortality”. From the latest UNICEF data we see that 122,000 under-5 year old infants die each year in Occupied Iraq i.e. 122,000 x 4 = 488,000 would have died over the 4 years since the invasion; dividing by 0.7 yields an estimate of 697,000 post-invasion avoidable deaths in Occupied Iraq i.e. 0.7 million.

(c) Roberts et al (2004) in The Lancet estimated a post-invasion Iraqi annual death rate of 12.3 persons per 1,000 of population. Subtracting the annual death rate in impoverished but peaceful neighbouring Syria and Jordan (about 4 deaths per 1,000 of population) we get a post-invasion annual avoidable death rate of 8.3 per 1,000 or 8,300 /million. Assuming an average population of 27 million this yields an estimated post-invasion avoidable mortality of 8.3 x 27 x 4 = 896,000 i.e. 0.9 million.

(d) Using the latest 2006 Johns Hopkins data ( indicating 13.3 deaths annually per 1,000 people and an Iraqi pre-invasion death rate of 5.5 deaths per 1,000) yields an excess death rate of 7.8 /1,000 i.e. 7,800 /million and a population of 27 million yields excess deaths = 7,800 x 27 x 4 = 842,000 i.e. 0.8 million.

(e) Taking the 2006 Johns Hopkins data but using a Jordan/Syria baseline of 4 deaths per 1,000 (as opposed to a baseline of 5.5 deaths/1,000 for Iraq after 12 years of crippling Sanctions) gives an “annual excess death rate” of 9.3 per 1,000, 9,300/million and post-invasion excess deaths totalling 9,300 x 27 x 4 = 1,004,400 i.e. 1.0 million as of March 2007.

source:
http://mwcnews.net/content/view/12904/42/

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ABC (Under)counting Iraqi Dead

ABC News is marking the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War this week by reporting on its major survey of Iraqi public opinion. But when it comes to one fundamental tally of the cost of the war—the number of Iraqis who have been killed by the war—top ABC anchors are minimizing the death toll.

On the Sunday morning show This Week (3/18/07), George Stephanopoulos reported: “More than 3,200 U.S. military dead. At least 24,000 wounded. About 60,000 Iraqis killed.” The next day on Good Morning America, his ABC colleague Diane Sawyer mentioned almost the same figures: “3,218 U.S. military fatalities and 24,042 U.S. wounded, not to mention the some 60,000 Iraqis who have been killed.”
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3064

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One Thousand, Four-Hundred And Sixty Days That Will Live In Infamy : War Criminal

This is the length of time that the Deciders & his mercenaries have been devastating Iraq, one Iraqi at a time, with the tacit approval of too many Americans, for far too long. The Decider, speaking to the nation today noted that if we were to pull out, ‘that would be disastrous for the security of this nation.’ He’s been making noises like that for a long time now: Bush should have thought about all that “before” he decided to have his tantrums that led to the invasion of Iraq-now it’s too late!

Over 10 million people told him that, the UN told him that, the Atlantic Alliance told him that and NATO told him that ­ but did he listen? Hell NO, he was George W. Bush, the Dictator in waiting.

It looks like the dawning of the fifth year of this war-a war that will go down in history as one of the most heinous continuous crimes ever committed under so many false pretenses-may finally be about to come to a screeching halt! Call people, talk to people, make some noise about this Outrage-if we can do that long enough and loud enough, (during the week as well as on weekends) then just maybe something in this nightmare will finally begin to really change-for the better!
http://www.rense.com/general75/1460.htm

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Armenian Church leader denounces “treason” of Shi‘ah in Iraq, says Iraqi Resistance never attacked churches and only targets enemies of Iraq.

In a dispatch posted at 5:57pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the head of the Armenian Christian community in Baghdad has accused the Shi‘ah of Iraq of treason to the country in favor of Iran and America and said that it had been proven that the Christians in the country were more patriotic than the Shi‘ah.
http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2007/0307/iraqiresistancereport_210307.htm

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Body of martyred Iraqi Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan buried near grave of martyred President Saddam Husayn in al-‘Awjah. Witnesses say body bore signs of abuse.

In a dispatch posted at 3:23pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the body of the martyred Iraqi Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan, assassinated in an “execution” carried out by the American-backed puppet regime, was laid to rest in the village of al-‘Awjah near the grave of Iraq’s martyred President Saddam Husayn. The event took place under heavy American guard.

The Shaykh who supervised the washing of the Vice President’s body told Mafkarat al-Islam that the body showed signs of beating after death, as there were boot prints on his face and chest.
http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2007/0307/iraqiresistancereport_210307.htm

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War Crime : Remembering Rufina Amaya

On March 9 The New York Times ran an obituary on Rufina Amaya who died at 64 in El Salvador, of a stroke, the previous Tuesday. We should all remember the ordeal experienced by Ms. Amaya at the hands of troops specifically trained by U.S. Special Forces.

We read in the papers today that the U.S. plans on the “Salvadorization” of the Iraqi counterinsurgency as a way to bring about an American victory. In fact, The New York Times Magazine in a 2005 article (May 01) revealed that the Iraqi counterinsurgency was being advised by an American who led the Special Forces in El Salvador in the 1980s.

What can Iraqi civilians expect to face? Well, here is the story of Rufina Amaya and her village, El Mozote, and what happened to her and it at the hands of the American trained troops. This information is all publicly available on the internet (Wikepedia, articles from the The New Yorker, New York Times and Washington Post, among others).
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17387.htm

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Wars will Cost Trillions to US People

Washington, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The cost of the wars unleashed by President George W. Bush´s government could exceed $1 trillion by the end of his term of office, a study predicted on Wednesday.
http://www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7bA942535D-D5D9-480E-9B1E-C227DEB6CDD1%7d)&language=EN

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Iraq War : Think the Nation’s Debt Doesn’t Affect You? Think Again

In addition to borrowing from the world’s poorest countries, Bush & Co. are secretly confiscating your hard-earned dollars to support their out-of-control spending habits.

Sometime in the next year, Congress will start going through their periodic rituals and related public relations charades in an effort to absolve themselves of any blame for raising of the federal government’s debt ceiling.
http://www.alternet.org/story/49418/

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Bush’s war fuels highest level of defense spending since WWII

As the Iraq war enters a fifth year, the conflict that President Bush’s aides once said would all but pay for itself with oil revenues is fueling the highest level of defense spending since World War II.
http://www.capitolhillblue.com/cm/content/view/303/159/

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U.S. raids Iraq mosque, kills worshippers

BAGHDAD, Iraq – The U.S. military, Iraqi government officials and witnesses here offered conflicting accounts Tuesday of whether several people killed during a Baghdad raid Monday night were armed insurgents or civilians gathered at a mosque.
http://mparent7777.blogspot.com/2007/03/us-raids-iraq-mosque-kills-worshippers.html

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Scenes from an Iraki Childhood

This photograph is the perfect metaphor for what America has done to our children’s lives. The photograph was taken on today March 21st 2007 in al-Shula Baghdad.

The British news paper “The Guardian” has published a link to one of a series of video reports that they are producing in partnership with the British Broadcaster ITN.
http://gorillasguides.com/2007/03/22/scenes-from-an-iraki-childhood/

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Sunni insurgency continues to grow

WASHINGTON (Map) – The Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq is larger and more organized than it was two years ago, according to a U.S. military analyst.

The analyst spoke of a force of 70,000 hard-line operators and part-time supporters who are rebelling against the new security crackdown in greater Baghdad. Two years ago, U.S. commanders pegged the Sunni insurgency at 20,000, although a solid number has always been elusive.
http://www.examiner.com/a-630617~Sunni_insurgency_continues_to_grow.html

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Aftermath – US base in Iraq – Mortar / rocket attacks

  • Pic 1-4 Falcon Base
  • Pic 5 Sadd-Hadetha Base
  • Pic 6 Asab Base
  • Pic 7 Base in North Iraq
  • Pic 8 Habaneyah Base
  • Pi 9-10 A British Base in Iraq

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=84f_1174489555&p=1

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Iraq & Washington’s Systemic Failure

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney may deserve the most blame for the Iraq War, but a core reality shouldn’t be missed: the four-year-old conflict resulted from a systemic failure in Washington – from the White House, to congressional Republicans and Democrats, to an insular national news media, to Inside-the-Beltway think tanks.
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2007/031807.html

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The War of Words

Let’s stop dignifying this messo’potamia in Iraq by calling it a war. What has happened in Iraq is NOT a “war,” it was never a “war,” and the only real “war” that could ever come of our presence there is a civil war that no one in this administration can admit, and that we should not be party to in any way, shape or form. Certainly not now, after all.
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2007/03/war-of-words.html

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 21 March 2007

  • Fierce fighting that has been raging since Saturday between Resistance men believed to belong to al-Qa‘idah on the one hand, and tribesmen enrolled in the puppet “al-Anbar Salvation Council” police on the other has now left 35 dead
  • US soldier in “Green Zone” reportedly sells 30 photos of Iraqi President Saddam Husayn in his prison cell to Fox News for US$100,000.
  • Armenian Church leader denounces “treason” of Shi‘ah in Iraq, says Iraqi Resistance never attacked churches and only targets enemies of Iraq.
  • With Resistance attacks on truck convoys and aircraft increasingly costly, US hopes to use Iraqi railroads to supply its far-flung network of bases in western, northern Iraq.
  • Body of martyred Iraqi Vice President Taha Yasin Ramadan buried near grave of martyred President Saddam Husayn in al-‘Awjah. Witnesses say body bore signs of abuse.
  • US arrests of Jaysh al-Mahdi gunmen in al-Mada’in in moves increasingly denounced as “superficial.”
  • British vacate at-Tuwaysah base in al-Basrah after four years of attacks, losses.
  • Attack leaves local puppet official dead at Shi‘i mosque in al-Basrah.
  • Drive to stir sectarian violence continues as two more bodies of tortured Sunni youths are found in al-Mada’in.
  • Al-Khalis, Resistance ambushes puppet army patrol Tuesday.
  • Buhriz, US troops arrest six during raids, searches.

http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2007/0307/iraqiresistancereport_210307.htm

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Israeli racism

Following a rather innocuous story on Israel’s political problems, this blog received a rather vicious “megaphone” treatment — and if that term is unfamiliar to you, scroll down. In response to this “troll conspiracy,” I shall endeavor to print a story about Israel at least once a day.

In the Palestinian city of Hebron, Israeli settlers whose behavior is indistinguishable from that of Hitler’s goons, assailed a 57 year-old Danish human rights activist named Anna Maria, calling her a “Nazi” simply because she was trying to protect Palestinian children from being brutalized. Israeli police arrested not the assailants, but Maria.
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2007/03/israeli-racism-part-2.html

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Gaza Strip

In January of 2001, American director James Longley traveled to the Gaza Strip. His plan was to stay for two weeks to collect preliminary material for a documentary film on the Palestinian Intifada. It was during his stay that Ariel Sharon was elected as Israeli Prime Minister. As violence erupted around him, Longley threw away his return ticket and filmed for the next three months, acquiring nearly 75 hours of footage.

Gaza Strip, his first feature documentary, is an extraordinary and painful journey into the lives of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip struggling with the day-to-day trials of the Israeli occupation. Filmed in verité style and without narration, Gaza Strip at last gives voice to a population largely ignored by mainstream media.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17386.htm

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“Damned Proud” of Dead Arab Women & Children : War Criminal

Former US United Nations Ambassador John Bolton told the BBC today that he was “damned proud” of how the U.S. intentionally blocked efforts to achieve a ceasefire last summer when Israel was bombing Beirut and many other locales in Lebanon.
http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/990

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9/11 : Former CIA official supports Professor’s claim that official 9/11 Islamist conspiracy theory are lies

David Ray Griffin is widely recognized as one of the leading spokespersons of the 9/11 truth movement. This is by virtue of his previous four books on the subject. Professor Griffin and a growing list of scholars, other researchers as well as diverse experts and activists, reject the official Islamist mastermind conspiracy theory about 9/11 advanced by Establishment interests.

Although the 9/11 truth movement was long ignored by the U.S. government and the mainstream media, recent polls have shown that (as Time magazine has acknowledged) the rejection of the official theory has become “a mainstream political phenomenon.”

It is not surprising, therefore, that the U.S. government and the Big Business controlled media have shifted tactics. No longer ignoring the 9/11 truth movement, they have released a flurry of stories and reports aimed at debunking it.

In David Ray Griffin’s new book entitled Debunking 9/11, shows that these attempts can themselves be easily debunked.

“Debunking 9/11 is a superb compendium of the strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies. Tragically, the entire course of U.S. foreign and domestic policies since that date has grown out of these almost certain falsehoods,” says Bill Christison, former senior official of the CIA.
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/03/21/01412.html

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Detainee abuse in CIA secret prisons documented in ICRC report

Detainees held in secret prisons operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] throughout the globe were subject to abuse and sleep deprivation, according to a confidential report prepared by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) [official website]. In interviews with former detainees, the ICRC reports that it learned that terror suspects were forced into “stress positions” and subjected to sleep deprivation in attempts by the CIA to gain information from them. According to anonymous US officials, the report is based solely upon interviews with detainees, and has yet to verified.

This is the first independent report to be prepared concerning the CIA prisons. Last month, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on President George W. Bush to account for so-called “ghost prisoners” whose whereabouts and identities have been kept secret since September when Bush acknowledged [JURIST report] the existence of secret CIA prisons. HRW also released a supporting report [text; press release] Tuesday in which a former CIA detainee, Marwan Jabour, recounted his experiences in a secret CIA prison. AP has more.
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2007/03/detainee-abuse-in-cia-secret-prisons.php

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Amnesty urges governments not to cooperate with US military trials

The human rights group Amnesty International has called on foreign governments not to cooperate with United States military trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees. In a report, Amnesty International says other countries should refuse to provide evidence for prosecutions. The White House insists it needs to try dangerous individuals as part of its efforts to combat terrorism. Amnesty spokesman Steve Ballinger says the tribunals lack the independence needed to ensure fair trials.

“They’re run entirely by the US Department of Defence, a military judge, and a panel of five to 12 serving armed forces officers,” he said.

“They’ll allow evidence that’s been obtained under duress and from illegal, secret detention centres and hearsay evidence.

“Efforts on the part of defence attorneys to challenge evidence that’s been coerced out of witnesses, which is notoriously unreliable, can simply be stonewalled on national security grounds.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200703/s1879179.htm

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9/11 and other “big lies” examined.

The imagery of the über-industrial Holocaust is so gut-wrenchingly horrific that anyone challenging the story is deemed criminally guilty of intent to incite racial hatred or civic disorder.

The subjectivity involved in evaluating intent explains the many glaring examples of double standards surrounding the ‘holocaust denial’ controversy.

For example: the ‘establishment’ historian Raul Hilberg states that the number of those murdered in Auschwitz was not four but one million, whilst the total number of Jews who died in WW II was not six but five million. When he makes such revisions, this is not considered ‘denial’.

Yet when an ‘unapproved’ historian such as David Irving cites the same figures or, for example, that the gas chamber at Auschwitz is a post-war Soviet construction, during his trial in Austria he was not allowed to bring in the Auschwitz director to testify because no question regarding the truth or falsehood of any aspect of the Holocaust was allowed.
http://www.peacebytruth.com/main.php?Post=88&PHPSESSID=482703f97bda82fd8bf70a7bcef84ab1

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9/11 Truthers Confront Alan ‘Mengele’ Dershowitz

Brainwashed rapture-stoned fake Christians & Israeli-firsters scream and boo, throw their toys out of the playpen

Activists from the Philly 9/11 Truth organization confronted arch-Neo-Con and torture advocate Alan ‘Mengele’ Dershowitz at a speaking event last week, causing his fake Christian Israeli-first vulture audience to boo and throw their toys out of the pram, shortly before security were called to drag the dissenters out of the building for the crime of asking a question.

Dershowitz is no stranger to advocating “tough tactics” in fighting his political enemies, for it was the Harvard law professor himself who was perhaps the first public figure after 9/11 to call for the torture of terrorism suspects. We can thank Dershowitz for being the trailblazer of a legacy that led to Abu Ghraib, the policy of raping and torturing children to make their parents talk, and the farce of military tribunals and Guantanamo Bay.

Dershowitz’s stance was crystallized at a January 2002 event in New York, when he advocated the insertion of a sterilized needle under the fingernails to produce “excruciating pain.” Thanks Alan! You were a real torch bearer for liberty and justice back in those difficult post-9/11days!
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2007/220307truthersconfront.htm

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Professor Sami Al-Arian Enters 54th Day of Hunger Strike

Sami Al-Arian is in dire condition. The jailed Palestinian professor has lost over 50 pounds as he enters the 54th day of a hunger strike to protest the circumstances of his continued imprisonment. DN speaks with his wife, Nahla Al-Arian.
http://www.palestinechronicle.com/story-03210761914.htm

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FBI Violations May Number 3,000, Official Says

The Justice Department’s inspector general told a committee of angry House members yesterday that the FBI may have violated the law or government policies as many as 3,000 times since 2003 as agents secretly collected the telephone, bank and credit card records of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals residing here.

Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said that according to the FBI’s own estimate, as many as 600 of these violations could be “cases of serious misconduct” involving the improper use of “national security letters” to compel telephone companies, banks and credit institutions to produce records.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/20/AR2007032000921_pf.html

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WHY WE (US) NEED THE “WE THE PEOPLE” ACT (H.R. 300)

The United States of America was created to be a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. A Constitutionally limited republic is restricted to the protection of individual rights. As outlined in our Constitution, the role of the federal government is strictly controlled in well-defined responsibilities. According to the 10th Amendment, all other powers and responsibilities are assigned to the 50 individual, sovereign States, which also are Republican governments.

A democracy is ruled by a majority of votes. Under such a system, no rights may be guaranteed since a simple majority can overturn them. The result of a democracy is a form of collectivism, which denies individual rights.
http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom78.htm

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