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US Terrorize The Whole World by “War on Terror” – 9 Rabiul Awal 1428 H (28.3.07)

Posted by musliminsuffer on March 28, 2007


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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

 

=== News Update ===

The American Ghosts of Abu Ghraib : War Criminal

Former Army Sgt. Sam Provance was one of the heroes of the Abu Ghraib scandal, the only uniformed military intelligence officer at the Iraqi prison to testify about the abuses during the internal Army investigation. When he recognized that the Pentagon was scapegoating low-level personnel, he also gave an interview to ABC News.

For refusing to play along with the cover-up, Provance was punished and pushed out of the U.S. military. The Pentagon went forward with its plan to pin the blame for the sadistic treatment of Iraqi detainees on a handful of poorly trained MPs, not on the higher-ups who brought the lessons of “alternative interrogation techniques” from the Guatanamo Bay prison to Abu Ghraib.

The Congress, which was then controlled by the Republicans, promised a fuller investigation. Provance submitted a sworn statement. But Congress never followed through, leaving Provance hanging out to dry. Then, in February 2007, he went to a special screening of the documentary, “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” and learned more than he expected about why the scandal died
http://consortiumnews.com/2007/032607b.html

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FBI turns citizen into a secret informer : Dictatorship

The Justice Department’s inspector general revealed on March 9 that the FBI has been systematically abusing one of the most controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act: the expanded power to issue “national security letters.” It no doubt surprised most Americans to learn that between 2003 and 2005, the FBI issued more than 140,000 specific demands under this provision — demands issued without a showing of probable cause or prior judicial approval — to obtain potentially sensitive information about U.S. citizens and residents. It did not, however, come as any surprise to me.

Three years ago, I received a national security letter (NSL) in my capacity as the president of a small Internet access and consulting business. The letter ordered me to provide sensitive information about one of my clients. There was no indication that a judge had reviewed or approved the letter, and it turned out that none had. The letter came with a gag provision that prohibited me from telling anyone, including my client, that the FBI was seeking this information.
http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/storyprint.asp?StoryID=575569

 

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PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE DR. DHAFIR SUPPORT COMMITTEE ON THE OCCASION OF

FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT¹S LECTURE AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

When Ashcroft announced his resignation in November of 2004, he gave as evidence of success in the war on terror 211 criminal prosecutions, 478 deportations, and $124 million in frozen assets. But what he neglected to mention was virtually none of these cases were actual terrorism convictions. Like Dhafir, other charity associates were convicted of white-collar crime and sanctions violation. Indeed, at the time of Aschcroft¹s resignation there was only one bona fide terrorism conviction, that of the shoe-bomber Richard Reid.
www.dhafirtrial.net

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Report: Some Unjustly Labeled Terrorists

SAN FRANCISCO ­ Businesses checking customers’ names against a Treasury Department terrorist watch list are sometimes denying services to innocent people, according to a report released Tuesday by civil rights lawyers.

The 250-page list, posted publicly on a Treasury Department Web site, is being used by credit bureaus, health insurers and car dealerships, as well as employers and landlords, according to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The list includes some of the world’s most common names, such as Gonzalez, Lopez, Ali, Hussein, Abdul, Lucas and Gibson, and companies are often unsure how to root out mismatches. Some turn consumers away rather than risk penalties of up to $10 million and 30 years in prison for doing business with someone on the list, the group said.
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Mar27/0,4670,TerroristList,00.html

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The Pentagon’s Power to Jail Americans Indefinitely : Dictatorship

Padilla had filed a motion to dismiss the case on the ground that the federal government had denied him his right to a speedy trial. Padilla has been in custody since May 2002 and his trial, which is scheduled to begin in April, is not being held until some five years later.

From May 2002 until January 2006, Padilla was held in U.S. military custody as an “enemy combatant” in the “war on terror.” In January 2006, the Pentagon chose to transfer custody of Padilla to the U.S. Justice Department, which had indicted Padilla on terrorism charges in U.S. District Court. (Ever since 9/11, U.S. officials have had the option of treating people suspected of terrorism either as “enemy combatants” or as federal-court defendants.)

Don’t forget: Jose Padilla is an American citizen. Thus, this case continues to hold ominous implications for the American people, especially when Judge Cooke’s ruling is considered in conjunction with the ruling of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the government’s “enemy-combatant” designation for Americans as part of its “war on terrorism.” That means that whatever the government has done — and continues doing to Padilla — and, for that matter, every other “enemy combatant” in its “war on terror,“ — it has the authority to do to all Americans.
http://www.fff.org/comment/com0703j.asp

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Torture Her!

So Monica Goodling doesn’t want to answer questions on Capitol Hill, eh?

This top official in the Justice Department, who serves as its liaison to the White House, is now refusing to answer any congressional questions about the US attorneys scandal. You know, the one in which George and Dick and Karl and Alberto have been hiring and firing federal prosecutors based on their willingness to politicize the legal system. That scandal (it’s so hard to keep track of them these days).

So Goodling’s lawyer has just announced that his client will be invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination – even though, mind you, she didn’t do anything wrong! – rather than testifying to Congress.

Fifth Amendment? Fifth Amendment? You mean like, the Bill of Rights? That Fifth Amendment?

Doesn’t she know that the Fifth Amendment has been suspended?

Doesn’t she know that all those amendments have been suspended?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17428.htm

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The Case Against George W. Bush : WarCriminal

The latest Bush administration scandal—the firing of eight U.S. attorneys under highly questionable circumstances — has Washington abuzz with talk of a new Watergate. The question on everyone’s mind is: Could this be the president’s Saturday night massacre—the obstruction of justice that triggers impeachment?

With prominent Republican Senators speaking out against a scandal-plagued White House, talk of impeachment has moved from the margins to the mainstream. That may seem politically far-fetched, but in fact, there is a strong case to be made.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3759

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9/11 and the Evidence

Professor David Ray Griffin is the nemesis of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory. In his latest book, Debunking 9/11 Debunking, Griffin destroys the credibility of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Popular Mechanics reports, annihilates his critics, and proves himself to be a better scientist and engineer than the defenders of the official story.

Griffin’s book is 385 pages divided into four chapters and containing 1,209 footnotes. Without question, the book is the most thorough presentation and examination of all known facts about the 9/11 attacks. Griffin is a person who is sensitive to evidence, logic, and scientific reasoning. There is no counterpart on the official side of the story who is as fully informed on all aspects of the attacks as Griffin.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17422.htm

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Rumsfeld “Deserted His Post” On Morning Of 9/11

There was a time when it was socially unacceptable, in the United States at least, to say anything bad about then defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The man who once flew over Iraq and declared the terrorism-smashed country didn’t look so bad, from the air, was widely perceived to be a cross between a witty genius, an American hero and a war-time leader of Patton and Churchillian credibility and vision. From September 11, 2001 to late 2004, Rumsfeld was all but untouchable.
http://yournewreality.blogspot.com/2007/03/rumsfeld-deserted-his-post-on-morning.html

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Federal Reserve: Hiding 9-11 Evidence?

The story is about William Bergman a senior analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago whose employment with the Bank was abruptly terminated after he sought answers to a question relating to an investigation he had been directed to undertake.

According to the Muckraker Report, Bergman had noted that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve had issued supervisory letters to the 12 Reserve Banks in the weeks after September 11, 2001 urging scrutiny of suspicious activity reports in tracking terrorism activity and financing. However, Bergman also noticed that the Board of Governors had issued a similar letter, albeit one that did not refer explicitly to terrorism, on August 2, 2001. According to Bergman, terrorism and terrorist financing were known to be part of ‘suspicious activity’ however, and the August 2, 2001 supervisory letter clearly called for scrutiny of suspicious activity, which implies and includes the tracking of terrorism activity and financing. In December, Bergman called the staff of the Board of Governors to ask why the Board had issued the August 2, 2001 letter.

Within two weeks Bergman’s assignment was abruptly terminated and his credentials canceled and he was forced to resign.
http://www.wethepeoplefoundation.org/UPDATE/Update2007-03-26.htm

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Proof of US orchestration of death squads’ killings in Iraq : War Crime

Probably everyone remembers the discovery of the Jadiriyah detention facility in November 2005. US troops were reported to have uncovered the prison in their hunt for a missing person, only to discover some 170 detainees in horrific conditions, many of them clearly the victims of obscene tortures. Although it was admitted that the facility belonged to the Interior Ministry and that the detainees were held by a secretive Interior Ministry force known as the Special Investigations Unit, the story was quickly shuffled away as yet another example of the work of Shiite militiamen, in this instance, as was the vogue at that time, the Badr Brigade [1].
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/printer_1878.shtml

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Iraq’s break-up will lead to ‘100 Years War’

The Jordanian prince warned that a possible break-up would play into the hands of Israeli “extremists,” making Israel the dominant minority in a region of minorities.
http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=105953&bolum=8

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USA & Allies Stoking Shia-Sunni Divide

The policy of divide and rule is as old as the Roman empire – a constant guide to the Christian West and implemented ruthlessly during its colonial onslaught on the rest of the world
http://www.boloji.com/analysis2/0198.htm

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Counting the cost : War Crime

The figures have now been vindicated by the government’s own advisers. It’s time we held our leaders to account for the 650,000 Iraqi dead.

Our collective failure has been to take our political leaders at their word. This week, the BBC reported that the government’s own scientists advised ministers that the Johns Hopkins study on Iraq civilian mortality was accurate and reliable. This paper was published in the Lancet last October. It estimated that 650,000 Iraqi civilians had died since the American- and British-led invasion in March 2003.
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/richard_horton/2007/03/counting_the_cost.html

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Iraqi resistance denied joining talks with the Americans

Iraqi resistance released graphical data of their operations for this month [March], from right to left:
1- Defense against attacks
2- Conducting God’s judgment
3- Bombardment
4- Suicidal operations
5- Assassinations
6- Car bombs
7- Sniping
8- Attacks
9- Road side bombs

– Spokesman of one of the Iraqi resistance factions “Mujahideen Army” denied conducting any contacts with the Americans, considering the statements of the American ambassador Zalmai Khalilzad “is an American trick”.
http://www.roadstoiraq.com/2007/03/27/iraqi-resistance-denied-joining-talks-with-the-americans/

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Khalilzad’s bogus talks with Iraq’s resistance

The Times, in its farewell paeon to departing Ambassador Khalilzad, headlines the least-secret secret of his tenure in Baghdad: that he held talks with representatives of Iraq’s resistance.

That’s pretty much correct, although Chalabi ignores the reality that the central demand of the resistance (the non-Al Qaeda-linked mainstream resistance) is the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, in exchange for which they’re willing to declare a ceasefire. The Bush administration, of course, isn’t willing to consider that.

Interesting, though, that the Times calls Chalabi a “friend of Mr.Khalilzad.” Also, in its piece, the Times forthrightly calls Khalilzad a “neoconservative,” which describes him exactly. (At a speaking engagement last fall, when I called Khalilzad a neoconservative, I was strongly criticized for saying so by Judith Kipper.) In any case, neocon Khalilzad, friend of Chalabi, is leaving Iraq.
http://robertdreyfuss.com/blog/2007/03/khalilzads_bogus_talks_with_ir.html

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 26 March 2007


  • Palestinians tortured to death in puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry” prison as efforts by regime to drive Palestinians – numbering some 20,000 escalate.
  • Death of five US troops – four of them in bomb attack in Diyala Province – admitted by American communiqués Sunday.
  • US announces start of offensive against al-Qa‘idah in arRamadi.
  • Resistance rocket slams into “Green Zone” Monday evening, Baghdad

http://www.albasrah.net/pages/mod.php?mod=art&lapage=../en_articles_2007/0307/iraqiresistancereport_260307.htm

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Video: Israeli occupation forces attack Palestinian civilians

The Palestinian Minister of Information, provided a video tape showing Israeli soldiers releasing their dogs on a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint near Bethlehem, and another tape showing Israeli soldiers abusing a Palestinian teenager at a Nablus checkpoint.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17420.htm

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Israel snubs Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice received a humiliating snub from Israel yesterday when it refused her offer to act as negotiator between its government and the Palestinian authorities.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/27/wrice127.xml

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Israel resists Rice plan for talks on peace settlement

Israeli concerns also cast doubt on the other key initiative under way in the region, the intention of Arab states in Saudi Arabia this week to relaunch the 2002 Beirut declaration, which promised pan-Arab recognition of Israel in return for Israel withdrawing to its 1967 borders.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2396030.ece

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