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News  U won't find on  CNN

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

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,400
The War in Iraq Costs

See the cost in your community

Kent State 37 Years Later
By Cindy Sheehan
Before we can purge our country of the hatred that is fed by greed, we must purge our own hearts of the hatred that is fueled by bitterness. Let's stand peacefully, yet firmly and fearlessly in the face of the war machine that devours our children with their blood soaked hatred.

Bush met with Christian leaders to rally support for Iran policy:
"I was invited to go to Washington DC to meet with President Bush in the White House along with 12 or 13 other leaders of the pro-family movement," Dobson disclosed on his radio program Monday. "

And the topic of the discussion that day was Iraq, Iran and international terrorism. And we were together for 90 minutes and it was very enlightening and in some ways disturbing too."
Christians to train in Israel advocacy:
On college campuses across the United States, Christian students are asking to join efforts to "make the case for Israel" alongside their Jewish counterparts, and this week their requests will begin to materialize.
Tribal Indians condemn pope :
Indian leaders in Brazil have reacted angrily to comments by Pope Benedict that they had been purified by the Roman Catholic church since Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492.

We're All Responsible for Iraq
By James Reston
the hypocrisy toward our troops is another instance of moral and political guilt.

 When a person flaunts his patriotism and then tolerates the exploitation of soldiers, then that citizen is morally culpable for that outrage and a participant in it.

Somali forces ban women's veils :
Somali security forces have begun seizing and even burning Muslim women's face veils in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, official sources and witnesses say.
One War Criminal Down, A Fistful to Go
Paul Craig Roberts
Many wonder why Blair destroyed his reputation and that of his country, put himself at risk of being hauled before the International Criminal Court, and squandered his time as prime minister providing cover for George Bush's war of aggression.

 The answer must be money. We will see which US corporate boards take Blair as a director and which groups pay him six-figure honorariums for speeches.
Fighting the Taliban : Video :
The story of a six day battle the ministary of defense did not want you to see

Israeli Occupation Forces Shot Palestinian woman 'loses baby' :
A pregnant Palestinian woman lost her baby after being shot by Israeli occupation troops during an attack in the West Bank city of Nablus
They Hate Us For Our Hypocrisy
By Eugene Robinson
The Bush administration says that its zero-tolerance policy against terrorism applies to all suspected evildoers, not just Muslims, and that its zero-tolerance policy against Cuba is a principled position, not just an exercise in pandering to the implacable anti-Castro exiles in Miami. On both counts, evidence suggests otherwise.
The CIA -- a Terrorist Organization
By Claudia Nelson
The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) can be considered a terrorist organization according to both international and American definitions of terrorism.
Countdown to War on Iran:
George Bush has shown no evidence he has given up the idea of attacking Iran. Such an attack would be a disaster for European relations with the Middle East warns Alain Gresh.
In case you missed it:
Video Israel Doesn't Want You to See :
Israeli army embarrassed by video broadcast

Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: hope on May 17, 2007, 11:36:52 PM
BarakAllahu feeki sis for the info!

Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on May 18, 2007, 01:27:53 AM


The Good American

By Scott Ritter

...It’s a shame for these Legionnaires that the Iraqis couldn’t have turned out to be blond, blue-eyed Germans who looked like us, and whose women could be wooed with chocolate and nylon stockings by the noble American liberator and occupier.

Or, short of that, passive Japanese, who freely submitted their women to the massage parlors and barracks of their American conquering heroes while their men rebuilt a shattered society.

...A recent U.S. Army survey shows that some 40 percent of American soldiers and Marines support the use of torture as a means of gathering intelligence.

Some 66 percent would refuse to turn in a fellow soldier or Marine for abusive actions against civilians, and less than 50 percent believe that noncombatants should be treated with dignity and respect. Ten percent of those surveyed actually admitted to abusing civilians and their property for no reason whatsoever

...I yearn for a time when “good Americans” will be able to stop and reverse equally evil policies of global hegemony achieved through pre-emptive war of aggression. I know all too well that in this case the “enemy” will only be emboldened by our silence, since at the end of the day the “enemy” is ourselves.

I can see the Harvard professor shaking an accusatory finger at me for the above statement, chiding me for creating any moral equivalency between the war in Iraq and the Holocaust. You’re right, Mr. Dershowitz. There is no moral equivalency. In America today, we should have known better, since we ostensibly stand for so much more.

 That we have collectively failed to halt and repudiate the war in Iraq makes us even worse than the Germans.

The Pro-Israel Lobby and US Middle East Policy:
The Score Card for 2007
By James Petras
Today the 'Israel Firsters' do not have to 'mobilize the Democratic Congress' - they are automatically programmed to work for Israel, as is the US President.

War criminals praise each other:
Bush-Blair summit yields no regrets over Iraq tie:
Shoulder to shoulder at the White House for the last time before Blair steps down on June 27, the two leaders heaped praise on each other and defended themselves against critics of a war that is increasingly unpopular in both countries

Ron Paul on Blowback
By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
Now, I know this is a lot for the tender ears of Americans to take, who like to think that their government reflects their own values of faith, freedom, and friendliness. But here is the point that libertarians have been trying to hammer home for many years: the US government is the enemy of the American people and their values. It is not peaceful, it is not friendly, it is not motivated by the Christian faith but rather power and imperial lust.

Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on May 29, 2007, 05:02:19 PM



Why I Am Leaving the Democratic Party
By Cindy Sheehan
Congratulations Congress, you have bought yourself a few more months of an illegal and immoral bloodbath. And you know you mean to continue it indefinitely so "other presidents" can solve the horrid problem BushCo forced our world into.

U.S Army Destroys a Mosque: 1 Minute Video:
How the U.S. Helps Build A Resistance Movement In Iraq:

Why Congress Caved to Bush

Patrick J. Buchanan ws/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55864

The anti-war Democrats are crying betrayal - and justifiably so. For a Democratic Congress is now voting to fully fund the war in Iraq, as demanded by President Bush, and without any timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal ...

Why did the Democrats capitulate? Because they lack the courage of their convictions. Because they fear the consequences if they put their anti-war beliefs into practice.

Because they are afraid if they defund the war and force President Bush to withdraw U.S. troops, the calamity he predicts will come to pass and they will be held accountable for losing Iraq and the strategic disaster that might well ensue.

How Many More Will Die for Bush's Ego?

Paul Craig Roberts ml

As long as Bush remains in office, the neoconservatives will demand more wars. In the current issue of "Foreign Policy," neocon Joshua Muravchik stridently insists that Bush bomb Iran before he leaves office. Muravchik urges his fellow neocon warmongers to "pave the way" for the bombing of Iran and to "be prepared to defend the action when it comes."

 As Middle East expert Anthony Sullivan writes, the neoconservatives are "fifth columnists" whose "real concern is not the United States but Israel." Sullivan writes that "it is past time that neoconservatives and their movement be left to drown in the deepest reaches of the ocean."

Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on May 30, 2007, 01:41:24 AM

"Good Riddance Attention Whore"

By CindySheehan

This is my resignation letter as the "face" of the American anti-war movement.

 This is not my "Checkers" moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system.

This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my resources.

Good-bye America are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.

It’s up to you now.

full  article here

Why Casey Died For Nothing"

By Cindy Sheehan
This is my resignation letter as the "face" of the American anti-war movement.

This is not my "Checkers" moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my resources.

Worse than the worst:
Iraq: it's worse than you can possibly imagine, and worse than we can possibly know.

Clinton didn't read 2002 Iraq report:
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is among several presidential candidates who didn't read a 2002 intelligence report on Iraq before voting for war. Members of Congress had to read the report in a secure location but The Washington Post said in 2004 only six senators registered and read it before the vote authorizing the invasion.

Afghan women cry for help : 3 Minute Video :
Self-immolation by women continues to be a problem in the Afghan province of Herat, with on average 10 women a month attempting suicide by setting themselves on fire. Not all of them succeed.

Blix: Iran nuclear halt 'not logical' :
In an article published in the Boston Review, Hans Blix said it would be easier to convince Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment if nuclear countries agreed to do the same thing.

UN envoy says Israel attacks on Gaza excessive:
A U.N. human rights investigator criticised Israel on Tuesday for violating international law in the Gaza Strip through a "disproportionate" use of force and killing of civilians.
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on June 03, 2007, 03:54:46 AM


Why I am Ashamed to be a U.S. Citizen

By Doug Soderstrom

I never cease to be amazed at how terribly ethnocentric the typical American tends to be.

It is almost as if having been born in the United States confers upon one the right to think of himself as a privileged person, a contrived sense of status that no doubt lies at the very heart of everything that I will discuss in this paper.


Democrats Are Weak

Video: Interview With Cindy Sheehan

In a rare live interview following her Memorial Day farewell message, she talks with Riz about why she is leaving the peace movement, her disillusionment with US policy and what lies ahead.


Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on June 12, 2007, 05:07:18 AM


[color="blue"]  Salaam/peace   

Lies and outrages... would you believe it?
By Robert Fisk
It was Israel which attacked Egypt after Nasser closed the straits of Tiran.
Lies, Sighs and Politics
By Paul Krugman
Folks, this is serious. If early campaign reporting is any guide, the bad media habits that helped install the worst president ever in the White House haven't changed a bit

Bush in "Fantasyland" :
"President Bush is rushing to deploy a technology that does not work against a threat that does not exist,"

Putin's Censored Press Conference
The transcript you weren't supposed to see
By Mike Whitney
The Bush administration has carried out an aggressive strategy to surround Russia with military bases, install missiles on its borders, topple allied regimes in Central Asia, and incite political upheaval in Moscow through US-backed "pro-democracy" groups.

 These openly hostile actions have convinced many Russian hard-liners that the administration is going forward with the neocon plan for "regime change" in Moscow and fragmentation of the Russian Federation. Putin's testimony suggests that the hardliners are probably right.

War Pimp Alert
U.S. Senator Says Military Action in Iran Possible
By Reuters
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a long-time supporter of the Iraq war, said on Sunday military force might be necessary to stop Iran from training and equipping extremists who are killing U.S. troops.

Widespread Lies -- An American Woe
By Emily Spence
How could such a sizable portion of US citizens be so easily duped and what agents are responsible for such easy acceptance of erroneous conclusions? In other words, who created these bogus sets of facts and, equally important, were they deliberately crafted?

George Bush's Power Grap ... . Is martial Law Coming?
10 Minute C-Span Video

Loss of Liberty : Video
'Loss of Liberty' dramatically attempts to prove, beyond any doubt, that the attack by Israel on June 8, 1967 against the US naval intelligence gathering ship USS Liberty, in which 34 Americans were killed and 171 wounded, was deliberate.
The picture that proves 'torture flights' are STILL landing in the UK:
The row over CIA 'torture flights' using British airports has deepened following fresh evidence that a plane repeatedly linked to the controversial programme landed in the UK just days ago.
Torture is NEVER justified...and our spineless leaders must find the courage to tell that to Bush:
The tycoon who famously donated £5m to the Tories tells why he now feels compelled to give his money to a very different cause

Have We Just Seen The Last U.S. Combat Injury In Iraq? :
This photo -- taken by embedded photojournalist Michael Kamber two weeks ago during a fateful patrol in search of missing U.S soldiers -- could well become the last visual evidence of U.S. casualties in the Iraq war.

In case you missed it:
Kidnap and Torture American Style: Video:
Kidnap and Torture American Style follows the stories of terror suspects. Some of them are British residents, who have been snatched from streets and airports throughout the world before being flown to the Middle-East and Africa. In countries such as Syria and Egypt, they undergo agonising ordeals before being incarcerated, without ever facing an open trial.
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least

655,000 + +
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3504
The War in Iraq Costs
See the cost in your community
Don't Trust Government
By Charley Reese
In reading an excellent book, Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation, by R.T. Naylor, I suddenly realized why Adolf Hitler was so popular during the first years of his administration.

All They Have is Each Other..
By Sheila Samples
To Bush, body bags and deaths are simply an inconvenience and, with the help of the corporate media, he is very adept at hiding them from prying eyes.
"So Who Are we Honoring Here?"
By David Michael Green
Maybe this was once the land of the free and the home of brave, perhaps way back in the olden times of the twentieth century. But right now the free are at home with their wide-screen TVs and the brave are retiring from the field, exhausted and disgusted.


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Post by: Muslim Woman on June 19, 2007, 10:05:10 AM

The Measure of a Life, in Dollars and Cents
By Walter Pincus
What's an Iraqi life worth? How about an Iraqi car? - For the U.S. military in Iraq, it may be roughly the same.

What Every American Should Know About Iraq
By David Michael Green
While many can imagine political leaders making mistakes, most Americans find it inconceivable that an American president could actually put personal or political interests ahead of the national interest or the welfare of the troops, especially on so grave an issue as war and peace.

In the Absence of Reason
By Charles Sullivan
My coworkers are good people, but they are sadly misinformed about the world in general, and things political in particular.

They have subscribed to the mythos that the United States can do no wrong, and that the actions of the government in the Middle East, and elsewhere, are not only justified, but sanctified by god. That is the thinking behind manifest destiny.

A cry for justice from a good man who expected us to protect his son
By Robert Fisk
I had seen British military brutality in Northern Ireland - I had even been threatened by British officers in Belfast - but I somehow thought that things had changed, that a new, more disciplined army had emerged from the dark, sinister days of the Irish conflict.

 But I was wrong.

Baha Mousa, Daoud's son, had died from the injuries he received in British custody, a young, decent man whose father was a cop, who did nothing worse than work as a receptionist in a Basra hotel.

War Foretold: Mark Twain and the Sins of Our Race
By Ramzy Baroud
When I resorted to Mark Twain's writings I attempted to escape, at least temporarily from my often distressing readings on war, politics and terror. But his "The Mysterious Stranger", although published 1916, still left me with an eerie feel.

The imaginative story calls into question beliefs that we hold as a "matter of course" - a favorite phrase of his. It summons the awful tendencies of "our race": our irrational drive for violence, be it burning 'witches' at the stake or engaging in wars that only serve the "little monarchs and the nobilities."

Verse of the day –

Be patient (O Muhammad  (p ) of what they say,
and remember Our slave Dâwûd (David), endued with power.

 Verily, he was ever  oft-returning in all matters and in repentance (toward God ). (  38 : 17 )
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on June 21, 2007, 01:35:39 AM

Exposed : Abu Ghraib - Sodomy And Humiliation

 :-[    :omg:     :mad:

Must Listen: Democracy Interviews Seymour Hersh
Seymour Hersh Reveals Rumsfeld Misled Congress over Abu Ghraib. How Gen. Taguba says the military has unpublished photographs and videos that show the abuse and torture was even worse than previously disclosed.

That includes video of a male American soldier in uniform sodomizing a female detainee, and information of the sexual humiliation of a father and his son.
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Post by: hope on June 21, 2007, 11:33:20 AM
 :vangry: :mad:
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on June 21, 2007, 05:12:25 PM

Salaam/ peace ;

Poems Speak for Tortured Gitmo Souls


Click to read some of the poems
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The US fears "the power of words to make people outside realize that these are human beings who have not had their day in court," Falkoff says.
CAIRO — Poems scratched on paper cups and written with toothpaste by detainees at Guantanamo will soon be out in a book, giving in rare insight into their harrowing dilemma and fading hopes, The Independent reported on Thursday, June 21.

"What the military fears is not so much the possibility of secret messages being communicated, but the power of words to make people outside realize that these are human beings who have not had their day in court," says Marc Falkoff, the book editor.

The 84-page volume "Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak" will hit the shelves in August, combining 22 poems by 17 detainees.

Falkoff, a Law professor at the US Northern Illinois University and attorney for several detainees, said the idea came out in 2005 when he received two poems written in Arabic from his clients.

He contacted other lawyers and discovered that they had received poems from other detainees.

Some of these works were originally scratched into foam beverage cups with pebbles, and had to be recreated from memory when the cups were confiscated.

Falkoff said the US Department of Defense did not approve the release of poetry in its original language and the works were translated into English under stifling censorship.

The US military even prevented publication of many other poems.

"These are the same military censors who in 2004 tried to stop me receiving allegations of abusive treatment of my clients who were being subjected to intense heat and cold and forced to remain standing."

The US has been holding hundreds of detainees in the notorious detention center since 2002.

In a new stunning blow and embarrassment to the Bush administration, US military judges dropped on Monday, June 4, all war crimes charges against the only two detainees facing trial.

Tortured Souls 

"Mohammad, I am afflicted," Hai says in his poem, addressing the son he has never seen.
Falkoff said the book is an attempt to give voice to the detainees and convey their plight to the world.

In one of the works, "death poem", Bahraini Jumah al-Dossari, held in solitary confinement since 2003, reveals his torment.

The 33-year-old has tried to take his own life 12 times since his being thrown into Guantanamo.

Take my blood.

Take my death shroud and

The remnants of my body

Take photographs of my corpse at the grave, lonely.

Send them to the world,

To the judges and

To the people of conscience,

Send them to the principled men and the fair-minded.

Other poems fature feelings of homesickness and missing loved ones, like one written as a conversation with the surrounding sea.

"Do our chains offend you? ... You are taunting us in our captivity," reads the poem.

"I want to dive into you and swim back to my home."

In his poem, "Humiliated in the Shackles", Sami al-Haj, who was covering the Afghanistan war for al-Jazeera at the time of his arrested in 2001, addresses the son her has never seen.

Mohammad, I am afflicted.

In my despair, I have no one but Allah for comfort.

The oppressors are playing with me,

As they move freely around the word.

To Allah I direct my grievance and my tears.

I am homesick and oppressed.

Mohammad, do not forget me.

 Verse of the day—

God curses usury, and blesses acts of charity. God has no love for ungrateful sinners. The Lord will reward those who have faith and do good works, who say their prayers and pay the poor-rate. They have nothing to fear or regret.

-Qur'an, Al-Baqara, Surah 2:276
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Post by: Muslim Woman on June 22, 2007, 04:00:39 AM

In case you missed it:
 Blank-Check Aid To Israel Costs U.S. Tax Payers $10 Billion Per Year:
 Congress skillfully gives Israel $10 billion a year to expand its brutal occupation of Palestinian lands in a manner that hides the amount from taxpayers.
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Post by: hope on June 22, 2007, 07:14:39 AM
The CIA and Fatah; Spies, Quislings and the Palestinian Authority

By Mike Whitney

06/20/07 "ICH " -- - When Hamas gunmen stormed the Fatah security compounds in Gaza last week they found huge supplies of American-made weaponry including 7,400 M-16 assault rifles, dozens of mounted machine guns, rocket launchers, 7 armored military jeeps, 800,000 rounds of bullets and 18 US-made armored personnel carriers. They also discovered something far more valuable--- CIA files which purportedly contain "information about the collaboration between Fatah and the Israeli and American security organizations; CIA methods on how to prevent attacks, chase and follow after cells of Hamas and the Committees; plans about Fatah assassinations of members of Hamas and other organizations; and American studies on the security situation in Gaza." (Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily. com )

If the documents prove to be authentic, they will confirm what many critics of Fatah believed from the beginning; that US-Israeli intelligence agencies have been collaborating with high-ranking members of the PA to help crush the Palestinian national liberation movement. The information could be disastrous for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his newly-appointed "emergency government". It could destroy their credibility before they even take office.

The extent of Fatah's cooperation with the CIA is still unknown, but an article in The New York Sun, ("Hamas Takes over Gaza Security Services" 6-15-07) suggests that the two groups may have been working together closely. Former Middle East CIA operations officer Robert Baer, who was interviewed in the article, said that the discovery of the documents was "a major blow to Fatah" and will show "a record of training, spying on Hamas".

Baer added ironically, "Fatah equals CIA is not a good selling point."

Baer is right. The uncovering of the documents is "big trouble" for Abbas who is already facing a loss of public confidence from his closeness to Israel and for his appointment of Salam Fayyad, the ex-World bank official who the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz calls "everyone's favorite Palestinian. "

Perhaps more significant is the fact that members of Hamas who spoke with WorldNetDaily claimed that "the files contain, among other information, details of CIA networks in the Middle East" and that Hamas plans to "use these documents and make portions public to prove the collaboration between America and traitor Arab countries." Imagine what a headache it will be for the Bush administration if Hamas exposes the broader network of US spies and Arab quislings operating throughout region.

Bush Support for "Regime Change" in the PA

It's no secret that the Bush administration has been funneling money to Palestinian militias that are preparing to overthrow Hamas. On Monday, Condoleezza Rice announced that the US would resume "full assistance to the Palestinian government" and end the year long boycott to the people in the West Bank. The new aid—which could amount to as much as $86 million---will be used to shore up the PA security apparatus and pay the salaries of officials in the "emergency government." The uncovering of the CIA documents in Gaza will cast a cloud over the administration' s largesse and make Abbas look like a Palestinian Karzai who gets financial treats from Washington to follow their diktats.

Yesterday, Condoleezza Rice was given the task of outlining the administration' s new policy vis-à-vis the Abbas' "emergency government". The Bush team had already decided the night before that they would throw their full support behind Abbas and his "unelected" clatter of pro-western stooges. Rice could hardly contain her glee the next day when she ascended the podium and began wagging her finger reproachfully at Hamas:

"Hamas has made its choice," Condi growled. "It has sought to attempt to extinguish democratic debate with violence and to impose its extremist's agenda on the Palestinian people in Gaza, now responsible Palestinians are making their choice and it is the duty of the international community to support those Palestinians who wish to build a better life and a future of peace."

This typically Orwellian statement was intended to justify the deposing of the legally-elected government of Palestine. No matter; Rice's pronouncements are always reiterated verbatim in the media without challenge regardless of how incongruous they may be.

The Bush administration had plenty of time to observe developments on the ground and make an informed decision about what to do next. There was no need to hurry. Instead, they decided to blunder ahead and launch their "West Bank First" policy which commits US support to Abbas without any consideration of the public mood. The frantic pace of the decision-making, makes it look like Bush and Olmert are elevating Abbas to promote their own political agendas. Naturally, the Palestinians can be expected to resent this conspicuous outside meddling.

Former President Jimmy Carter was the first to blast Bush's new plan. He said that "the United States, Israel and the European Union must end their policy of favoring Fatah over Hamas, or they will doom the Palestinian people to deepening conflict between the rival movements…. Carter said that Hamas, besides winning a fair and democratic mandate that should have entitled it to lead the Palestinian government and that the Bush administration's refusal to accept the 2006 election victory of Hamas was 'criminal.'"

Carter's comments appeared in just one newspaper--the Jerusalem Post. The ex-president has been increasingly marginalized since he dared to imply that Israel is an apartheid state. But Carter's analysis is dead-on---Bush is just aggravating an already tense situation. He'd be better off trying to bring the two sides together and reconciling their differences rather than igniting a potentially explosive confrontation. Besides, Abbas' close ties to Washington and Tel Aviv doesn't bode well for his government's long-term prospects. The US and Israel are widely reviled in the occupied territories and, as author Khalid Amayreh says, "Palestinians won't accept a Vichy Government.

Three days ago Abbas disbanded the Hamas-dominated parliament and sacked Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Abbas had no legal justification for this action. In fact, the "Basic Law" which applies to this case stipulates that "The President cannot suspend the legislative Council during a state of emergency" and there is "no provision whatsoever for an emergency government". The president does not even have the authority to "call for new elections"-- -let alone, replace the elected representatives of the people. Abbas only support comes from political leaders in Tel Aviv and Washington and their reluctant accomplices in the EU.

The key issue here is whether democratic elections have any real meaning or if they can simply be rescinded by executive decree?

This question should be as relevant to Americans as it is to Palestinians. After all, both people now face a similar predicament; the flagrant abuse of executive authority to enhance the powers of the president. In both cases, the president must be forced to conform to the law. Democracy cannot be decided by fiat.

Free elections are not a crime---that is, unless one lives in the Occupied Territories. Then voting for the candidate of one's choice provides the justification for cutting off food, water, medicine, and financial resources—as well a stepping up a campaign of illegal detentions, destruction of personal property and targeted assassinations.

This is what the "Bush Doctrine" looks like in the Gaza Strip today. The occupants of the "most densely populated place on earth" participated in the balloting at insistence of the Bush administration and they've been rewarded for their cooperation with a savage boycott and daily brutality.

If Bush didn't want democracy, then why did he force it on the Palestinians?

Political powerbrokers in the US and Israel immediately rejected the election results and initiated a plan to scuttle Hamas through economic strangulation, persistent harassment and covert warfare. For the last year, the newly "elected" government has shown remarkable restraint under constant assault. Hamas has kept its word and refrained from suicide bombings in Israel even though hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been killed or injured during that same time. In fact, there has NOT BEEN ONE HAMAS-BACKED SUICIDE BOMBING SINCE THE PARTY TOOK OFFICE. (This fact is invariably ignored by the media which is far-more sympathetic to the Israeli position) We should remember that suicide bombing has been used for years as the excuse for putting off "final settlement" negotiations. Now that the bombing has stopped, Israel has invented an entirely new excuse to avoid dialogue, that is, that Hamas "refuses to recognize the state of Israel".

Actually, it is Israel that refuses to accept Palestinian statehood--- a fact that is further underlined by its relentless efforts to topple the Hamas government.

Hamas has done nothing illegal since they were elected. The Qassam rockets which are fired into Israel are the unavoidable corollary of the 40-year long occupation. How is Hamas supposed to stop these sporadic attacks? If Israel seriously believed that Hamas was responsible for the rockets, they wouldn't hesitate to arrest or kill every leader in the current parliament. The fact is, Israel knows that Hamas is not instigating these attacks. It's just another red herring.

Regardless of what one may think about Hamas, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has shown that he is a man who can be trusted to keep his word. In an interview in the Washington Post with Lally Weymouth, Haniyeh and asked him if Hamas sought the "obliteration of the Jewish people"? (another myth propagated in the western press)

Haniyeh answered, "We do not have any feelings of animosity toward Jews. We do not wish to throw them into the sea. All we seek is to be given our land back, not to harm anybody."

This, of course, is not the response that neocon extremists in the US-Israeli political establishment want to hear. It undermines the rationale for the ongoing military occupation and expansion of illegal settlements. They would rather promote the image of Palestinians as vicious radicals bent on the Israel's complete annihilation. But how accurate is that image?

In a particularly affecting editorial in the Washington Post, Prime Minister Haniyeh stated his case in simple terms. He said:

"As I inspect the ruins of our infrastructure- --all turned to rubble once more by F-16s and American-made missiles -- my thoughts again turn to the minds of Americans. What do they think of this?

They think of the pluck and "toughness" of Israel, "standing up" to "terrorists." Yet a nuclear Israel possesses the 13th-largest military force on the planet, one that is used to rule an area about the size of New Jersey and whose adversaries there have no conventional armed forces. Who is the underdog, supposedly America's traditional favorite, in this case?

I hope that Americans will give careful thought to root causes and historical realities, (of) why a supposedly "legitimate" state such as Israel has had to conduct decades of war against a subject refugee population without ever achieving its goals.

Israel's nearly complete control over the lives of Palestinians is never in doubt, as confirmed by the humanitarian and economic suffering of the Palestinians since the January elections. Israel's ongoing policies of expansion, military control and assassination mock any notion of sovereignty or bilateralism. Its "separation barrier," running across our land, is hardly a good-faith gesture toward future coexistence.

But there is a remedy, and while it is not easy it is consistent with our long-held beliefs. Palestinian priorities include recognition of the core dispute over the land of historical Palestine and the rights of all its people; resolution of the refugee issue from 1948; reclaiming all lands occupied in 1967; and stopping Israeli attacks, assassinations and military expansion. Contrary to popular depictions of the crisis in the American media, the dispute is not only about Gaza and the West Bank; it is a wider national conflict that can be resolved only by addressing the full dimensions of Palestinian national rights in an integrated manner.

This means statehood for the West Bank and Gaza, a capital in Arab East Jerusalem, and resolving the 1948 Palestinian refugee issue fairly, on the basis of international legitimacy and established law. Meaningful negotiations with a non-expansionist, law-abiding Israel can proceed only after this tremendous labor has begun".

Haniyeh's appeal to the American people helps us understand that what Hamas really wants is for Israel to conform to "unanimously approved" UN resolutions "predicated on historical truth, equity and justice."

Does that sound unreasonable? Wasn't the same demanded of Saddam?

Haniyeh is not a madman nor is he an "Islamofascist. " In fact, it may be that Haniyeh's dreams are not that different from the average Israeli citizen.

Consider the polls that were conducted just days after the election of Mahmoud Abbas. One survey showed that nearly 80% of Israelis supported immediate peace talks with the new Palestinian president. The Israeli leadership, of course, stubbornly refused even though Yasir Arafat had died a month earlier. The Israeli political establishment is resolutely against peace talks or negotiations. Unlike the vast majority of Israeli citizens--Israel's ruling elite reject the principle of "land for peace!"

Perhaps, Arafat wasn't the "obstacle to peace" after all. Perhaps it was just a PR swindle to avoid real dialogue?

Israeli leaders have no intention of negotiating with the Palestinians, regardless of what the Israeli public wants or who's sitting in Ramallah. The Zionist "grand plan" will not be compromised by conferences or bartering. The military occupation and settlement activity will continue until US support dries up and Israel is forced to the bargaining table. Until then the onslaught will continue.

Another Siege of Gaza?

Ha'aretz reports that Israel is planning to launch a military operation in Gaza aimed at crushing Hamas.( "Barak planning military operation in Gaza within weeks" 6-17-07) The invasion will involve 20,000 troops, armored vehicles, tanks, and air support.

But what is the justification? Is it because the US-Israeli plan to overthrow Hamas with Palestinian militias failed? Or is it because the duly-elected government has reclaimed the power it was given at the ballot box?

According to an Israeli official, the invasion will be in response to the firing of Qassam rockets into Israel or another suicide bombing.

In other words, Israel is devising a pretext for "regime change" EVEN BEFORE THEY ARE ATTACKED. Until then, the border crossings will remain closed, the blockade will be tightened, and the economic asphyxiation will continue.

In the face of US-Israeli plotting, consider the comments of Prime Minister Haniyeh, who articulates as well as anyone, the aspirations of the Palestinians people:

"We do not want to live on international welfare and American handouts. We want what Americans enjoy -- democratic rights, economic sovereignty and justice. We thought our pride in conducting the fairest elections in the Arab world might resonate with the United States and its citizens. Instead, our new government was met from the very beginning by acts of explicit, declared sabotage by the White House. Now this aggression continues against 3.9 million civilians living in the world's largest prison camps.

We present this clear message: If Israel is prepared to negotiate seriously and fairly, and resolve the core 1948 issues, rather than the secondary ones from 1967, a fair and permanent peace is possible. Based on a hudna (comprehensive cessation of hostilities for an agreed time), the Holy Land still has an opportunity to be a peaceful and stable economic powerhouse for all the Semitic people of the region. If Americans only knew the truth, possibility might become reality".

Hamas history of violence is problematic, but it should not be an insurmountable obstacle to peace. The IRA had a similar history and, yet, those issues were ultimately resolved through the Good Friday peace accords. Now, the warring factions have joined together in a power-sharing agreement and there's reason to believe that the armed struggle phase of the conflict is over. A similar remedy is possible between Israel and Palestine.

Hamas entry into the political system should be seen for what it is--- a step in the right direction. It is an indication that they are tired of the armed struggle and want to pursue a political solution. Israel and the US should be receptive to this. They should reward Hamas' efforts to stop the suicide bombing and agree to backchannel negotiations. That will determine whether common ground can be reached on any of the main issues. If the violence resumes, Israel can always return to its present strategy but, it's certainly worth a try.

At the very least, Bush and Olmert should respect the will of the Palestinian people and allow Hamas to perform its duties without further hectoring, sanctions, violence or sabotage. The US and Israel have no right to intervene in the affairs of a sovereign government. If Hamas perpetrates violence against Israel, then Israel has every right to respond. But until then, they should show restraint and try to play a constructive role in strengthening the emergent Palestinian democracy.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on June 26, 2007, 02:03:19 AM

Goodbye to the city upon a hill and to its fabled economy
By Paul Craig Roberts
The U.S is being destroyed. Many U.S citizens are unaware, others are indifferent, and some intend it.

The destruction is across the board: the political and constitutional system, the economy, social institutions including the family itself.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on June 30, 2007, 01:29:36 AM

Is push for Iran war in interests of U.S. or Israel?:
Before we get ourselves into another quagmire that sacrifices our troops and our treasure in a war that makes us less safe, we should think seriously about whether it is for the protection of American interests or the interests of Israel
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Post by: Muslim Woman on June 30, 2007, 01:44:31 AM

London Bomb--What a Crock of Crap!!

Larry C Johnson

So I turn on the telly this morning and find breathless CNN anchors hyperventilating over the nuclear suicide car weapon of mass destruction discovered smoldering outside of a London nightclub.

  One report from the scene notes that:

    London police were contacted when witnesses saw a Mercedes being driven erratically near London West End night club Tiger Tiger, and the driver jumped out of the automobile and ran away. The car was reported to have two gasoline canisters and be full of nails.

CNN adds:

    Explosives officers discovered the fuel and nails attached to a "potential means of detonation," inside the vehicle. Officers "courageously" disabled the trigger by hand, he said. Security sources told CNN that the "relatively crude device" in the first car contained at least 200 liters, or about 50 gallons, of fuel in canisters.

You know what you call a vehicle with 50 gallons of gas?  A Cadillac Escalade.  The media meltdown over this incident is simply shameful.

For starters, gasoline is not a high explosive.  If we were talking 50 pounds of Semtex or the Al Qaeda standby, TATP, I would be impressed.  Those are real high explosives with a detonation rate in excess of 20,000 feet per second. 

Gasoline can explode (just ask former owners of a Ford Pinto) but it is first and foremost an incendiary.  If the initial reports are true, the clown driving the Mercedes was a rank amateur when it comes to constructing an Improvised Explosive Device aka IED.  Unlike a Hollywood flick the 50 gallons of gas would not have shredded the Mercedes into lethal chunks of flying shrapenal.

The fact that "officers courageously disabled the trigger by hand" coupled with the report of the smoke in the car leads me to believe that the mad London "bomber" tried to construct a Molotov cocktail of sorts and lit a cloth fuze.  Fortunately he left the windows in the car up and there was not enough oxygen to really get the fire going.  Looks like the brave British police reached in and snuffed the flame.

Judging from the overreaction to this non-incident I think we can safely conclude that Osama Bin Laden will remain holed up in Pakistan and let the fear mongers at CNN, MSNBC, and FOX do the dirty business of scaring the shit out of people.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 01, 2007, 02:11:55 AM

The Bush/Cheney Holocaust in Iraq
Criminality, Immorality, Incompetence and Desperation
By Walter C. Uhler
In order to support their BIG LIE about the grave and growing threat to the U.S. posed by Iraq, the Bush/Cheney regime not only pressured the intelligence community to produce conclusions that supported its own preconceptions about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and ties to al-Qaida, it also embellished and lied about that intelligence. Moreover, it fabricated damning intelligence where the intelligence community found none.

Tony Blair: A true friend of Israel:
"A true friend of the State of Israel," said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of his outgoing British counterpart Tony Blair.

He was appointed this week as special envoy for the Middle East Quartet with a portfolio focused on Palestinian economic and political reform
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 02, 2007, 01:31:33 AM

'Abu Henry' And The Mysterious Silence
By Robert Fisk
"Abu Henry" says we may have to remain in Afghanistan for decades to protect Afghans from the Taliban. Our ambassador in Kabul - Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, KCMG, LVO, to be precise - apparently sees no contradiction in this extraordinary prediction.
Gen Taguba Unveils Abu Ghraib, US Gulag
" The Abused Are Only Iraqis !"
By K Gajendra Singh

The current direction of US led Western civilization , if you can call it so, is hurtling along retrograde evolution of human animal ; away from the divine and spiritual moorings and identity as all religions discovered intuitively over millennia to a world of heedless and headless consumerism like an unerring laser to wards self destruction, Nuclear bombs and cold nights or climate catastrophes and apocalypse.

Sicko (2007) - Michael Moore : Video:
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 05, 2007, 10:06:05 AM

Consider the Source: 'NYT' Reporter Targets Iran :
As if he hadn't already done enough damage, helping to promote the American invasion of Iraq with deeply flawed articles in The New York Times, Michael R. Gordon is now writing scare stories that offer ammunition for the growing chorus of neo-cons calling for a U.S. strike against Iran.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 06, 2007, 04:42:29 PM

In case you missed it:
Afghan Massacre : The Convoy of Death:
Video: In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

The Mess They Made by Gwynne Dyer:
America is going home from Iraq bloodied, but the sky won't fall unless George W. Bush bombs Iran

Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month:
Media Silence About the Carnage in Iraq

Australian Government Defense Minister Admits
Iraq deployment linked to oil: Nelson
By ABC News - Australia
Defence Minister Brendan Nelson says securing the world's oil supply is one of the Federal Government's considerations as it decides how long to keep troops in Iraq.

  verses  for this life & the life hereafter :

For, [when] God judges, there is no power that could repel His judgment: and swift in reckoning is He!

-Quran (13:41)

Say: "Truly, my prayer and my rituals, my life and my death, are (all) for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds

 Al-An`am 6:162
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 08, 2007, 10:34:40 AM

For Iraqis, it's 9/11 every day.
Dr. Dahlia Wasfi - Life in Iraq Under U.S. Occupation
Must Watch Video
Shortages; lack of electricity; potable water; tanks rolling through the streets night and day; gunfire and explosions. Iraqi health care in shambles. 200 bodies turn up daily in the Baghdad morgue. For Iraqis, it's 9/11 every day.

Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month:
Media Silence About the Carnage in Iraq

Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust :
It is especially painful for me, as an American Jew, to feel compelled to portray the ongoing and intensifying abuse of the Palestinian people by Israel through a reliance on such an inflammatory metaphor as 'holocaust.'
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 14, 2007, 05:07:16 PM

Lawmaker Hints at Bush's Role in 9/11

 A US Congressman has charged that President George W. Bush might have played a role in the 9/11 attacks to get extraordinary powers like the ones granted to Nazi Adolf Hitler in the wake of the massive burning of the German parliament in 1933, reported the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, July 14.
"It's almost like the Reichstag (German parliament) fire, kind of reminds me of that," Keith Ellison, a Democratic Rep., told an audience of 300 members of Atheists for Human Rights organization at his home state of Minnesota.

He was referring to the terrorist 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City and the Pentagon near Washington D.C. by three hijacked planes. The attacks were claimed by Al-Qaeda organization of Osama Bin Laden.

"After the Reichstag was burned," Ellison added, "they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."

Just a week before the general elections in Germany, the Reichstag building was set ablaze on February 27, 1933.

Historians argue that the Nazis were apparently behind the fire in a bid to discredit the Communists, seize emergency powers and restrict civil rights.

Hitler's police were also allowed to seize property and hold people incommunicado.

Following the 9/11 attacks, Bush was granted exceptional powers by Congress.

US media further reported that Bush had even trespassed his powers, revealing that he authorized spying on the country's main communications systems without court-approved warrants.

The Bush administration further established the notorious Guantanamo prison in Cuba following the September 11 attacks. It holds there hundreds of terror suspects detained as part of the so-called "war on terror."

Under the military powers granted to Bush, the US invaded Afghanistan late in 2001 to topple Taliban, and Iraq two years later to oust Saddam Hussein on the claims that he had weapons of mass destruction and forged close links with Bin Laden.

The two claims were late refuted by intelligence and congressional reports, which left Bush red-faced.

Career at Risk

Ellison, the first Muslim to join Congress in US history, said he would not dare to accuse the Bush administration of masterminding the 9/11 attacks, fearing for his career.

"I'm not saying it was a [US] plan, or anything like that because, you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box – dismiss you," said Ellison.

Some conspiracy theories argue that the collapse of the World Trade Center was the result of a controlled demolition.

Some activists and intellectuals, including Americans, did not buy that the massive terrorist operation was the work of poorly-equipped Al-Qaeda, arguing that the attacks were orchestrated by the Bush administration to enforce into dominance drive on the world by force.

Some theorists also contend that the third airliner did not crash into the Pentagon and that it was shot down by a missile.

A recent Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll said that more than one-third of Americans believe US officials helped in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop them.

The White House released a security memo in 2004 — under the Freedom of Information Act — that warned of possible terrorist acts in the US one month before the 9/11 attacks.

The memo was received by Bush on August 6, 2001, and warned that Al-Qaeda network of Osama Bin Laden had penetrated the United States and could resort to plane hijackings.

French Minister of Housing Christine Boutin almost became the first high-profile politician in the West to suggest that Bush might have been behind the attacks, which created a new world order.

He charges came in a TV interview one year ago, when she was the deputy speaker of the National Assembly.

The interview started to seep into the mainstream media earlier this month.
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Post by: >Soulja Gyal< on July 14, 2007, 09:10:42 PM

omr!! this is tooooooo much!!!!!!!!!  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[



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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 16, 2007, 10:31:20 AM

Veterans Unveil Iraq Atrocities

.....A two-year-old toddler has left deep psychological scars on Spc. Michael Harmon, 24, a medic who served a thirteen-month tour beginning in April 2003 with the 167th Armor Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division, in Al-Rashidiya, a small town near Baghdad.

"I go out to the scene and [there was] this little, you know, pudgy little 2-year-old child with the cute little pudgy legs, and I look and she has a bullet through her leg," he recalled.

"An IED [improvised explosive device] went off, the (American) gun-happy soldiers just started shooting anywhere and the baby got hit," added Harmon.

"And this baby looked at me, wasn't crying, wasn't anything, it just looked at me like--I know she couldn't speak. It might sound crazy, but she was like asking me why. You know, Why do I have a bullet in my leg?... I was just like, this is--this is it. This is ridiculous."

Punishing Victims

One of dozens of clips the veterans gave to The Nation shows a fellow American soldier acting as if he is about to eat the spilled brains of a dead Iraqi with his brown plastic army spoon.

"Take a picture of me and this motherf***," a soldier who had been in Mej?a's squad said as he put his arm around the corpse.

"Damn, they really f*** you up, didn't they?" laughed the soldier.

The scene, Mej?a said, was witnessed by the dead man's brothers and cousins.
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Post by: * on July 16, 2007, 09:47:55 PM

.....A two-year-old toddler has left deep psychological scars on Spc. Michael Harmon, 24, a medic who served a thirteen-month tour beginning in April 2003 with the 167th Armor Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division, in Al-Rashidiya, a small town near Baghdad.

"I go out to the scene and [there was] this little, you know, pudgy little 2-year-old child with the cute little pudgy legs, and I look and she has a bullet through her leg," he recalled.

"An IED [improvised explosive device] went off, the (American) gun-happy soldiers just started shooting anywhere and the baby got hit," added Harmon.

"And this baby looked at me, wasn't crying, wasn't anything, it just looked at me like--I know she couldn't speak. It might sound crazy, but she was like asking me why. You know, Why do I have a bullet in my leg?... I was just like, this is--this is it. This is ridiculous."

aww.. so sad, theres so much wrong going on in the world, and innocent people have to suffer, its worse knowing that children are sufering  :cry: :cry:

One of dozens of clips the veterans gave to The Nation shows a fellow American soldier acting as if he is about to eat the spilled brains of a dead Iraqi with his brown plastic army spoon.

"Take a picture of me and this motherf***," a soldier who had been in Mej?a's squad said as he put his arm around the corpse.

"Damn, they really f*** you up, didn't they?" laughed the soldier.

The scene, Mej?a said, was witnessed by the dead man's brothers and cousins.

I hate this worls its so corrupt  :mad:

Jazakillah khayr for posting ukhtee

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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 18, 2007, 04:01:57 AM

Impeach Now

Or Face the End of Constitutional Democracy

By Paul Craig Roberts

Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran. Continue


“What Are We Supposed To Do With Our Dead”

Odds n’ Ends in the War on Terror       

By Mike Whitney

God help us for what we have done to the Iraqi people. Continue


Confrontation in Alabama

Cindy Sheehan Meets A "Chickenhawk"

Video and interview with Cindy  Sheehan

We have a young man, who first confronts Cindy Sheehan, than attacks a Vietnam Veteran, one who fought in that conflict and knows War and opposes what is going on now, telling him he if he hates America he shouldn't be getting what is owed him, for his service. Continue


Last Letters Home

A Must watch video

Last Letters Home, read by the families of ten men and women killed in action in Iraq. Continue
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 25, 2007, 11:03:28 AM

Office Arrests

The Shame of John Conyers

By Dave Lindorff

If Rosa Parks had lived two years longer, what happened today in the halls of Congress might have killed her. It certainly would have broken her heart. Continue


I Announce My Candidacy Against Nancy Pelosi in California's 8th.

By Cindy Sheehan

I am committed to challenging a two-party system that has kept us in a state of constant warfare for the last 60 years and has become more and more beholden to special interests and has forgotten the faces of the people whom it represents. I am committed to using our strength as a country to wage peace and to elevate the status of every citizen in our country by converting the enduring war economy to a prosperous one with lasting peace. Continue


Lets Not Forget

Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President

By Neil Mackay

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001. Continue


In case you missed it

The President's Real Goal In Iraq

By Jay Bookman

The official story on Iraq has never made sense. The connection that the Bush administration has tried to draw between Iraq and al-Qaida has always seemed contrived and artificial. In fact, it was hard to believe that smart people in the Bush administration would start a major war based on such flimsy evidence. The pieces just didn't fit. Something else had to be going on; something was missing. Continued


In case you missed it

Dick Cheney’s Song of America

By David Armstrong

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful. Continue


In Case You Missed it

The Project for the New American Century

By William Rivers Pitt

The People versus the Powerful is the oldest story in human history. At no point in history have the Powerful wielded so much control. At no point in history has the active and informed involvement of the People, all of them, been more absolutely required. Continue
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 01, 2007, 02:20:50 AM

Are you brave enough to watch? Salee Story

2 Minute Video
The failure of the media to tell stories such as Salee's has deprived the American people of the ability make informed judgments about US foreign policy. Click to view
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 01, 2007, 02:22:36 AM

Who owns you?
George Carlin - 3 Minute Video:
The game is rigged! Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.

Impeachment as Political Solution to Iraq War
 By James Rothenberg
Improperly framing Iraq as a war benefits those responsible for it and obscures the clearest path to a saner future. If instead Iraq was framed as the armed assault that it was (billed as "Shock and Awe"), there is a logical, expedient political solution at our disposal - impeachment.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3653
The War in Iraq Costs
See the cost in your community
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 02, 2007, 02:42:03 AM

Why Is Half Of Iraq In Absolute Poverty ?

 :mad:   :rofl:   :omg:
By Layla Anwar
What have Iraqis done to you? Did they invade you? Did they steal your homes? Did they imprison you?

Did they torture you? Did they rape you?

 Did they occupy your lands?

Of course, some of you will come and present me with your usual condescending, paternalistic, patronizing lists of political theories, attempting to explain the inexplicable.

Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on August 02, 2007, 02:43:28 AM

Each of the Iraqi children killed by the United States was our child.

Each of the prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib was our comrade.

Each of their screams was ours. When they were humiliated, we were humiliated.

The U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq - mostly volunteers in a poverty draft from small towns and poor urban neighborhoods - are victims just as much as the Iraqis of the same horrendous process, which asks them to die for a victory that will never be theirs: Arundhati Roy

Source: Arundhati Roy, "Tide? Or Ivory Snow? Public Power in the Age of Empire," 8/24/04
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 04, 2007, 04:56:49 PM

Israel's Jewish Problem in Tehran
So why hasn't Iran started by wiping its own Jews off the map?
By Jonathan Cook
Iran is the new Nazi Germany and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the new Hitler.

 Or so Israeli officials have been declaring for months as they and their American allies try to persuade the doubters in
Washington that an attack on Tehran is essential.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 08, 2007, 11:06:55 AM

Information Clearing House Newsletter
ICH: Cindy Sheehan: The Other War

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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3680
The War in Iraq Costs
See the cost in your community

The Uncounted Casualties of War
By Amy Goodman
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Lucey is not counted among the Iraq war dead. But he did die, when he came home. He committed suicide. His parents are suing the Department of Veterans Affairs and R. James Nicholson, the secretary of veterans affairs, for wrongful death, medical malpractice and other damages.
At U.S. base, Iraqis must use separate latrine
By Mike Drummond
Here at this searing, dusty U.S. military base about four miles west of Baqouba, Iraqis - including interpreters who walk the same foot patrols and sleep in the same tents as U.S. troops - must use segregated bathrooms.
The Other War
By Cindy Sheehan
The peace movement is not united on Afghanistan, because many people think that it is a "good war." I believe no such thing and I promise you that I will be more vigilant about exposing that war crime, too."
The Mamma Mia Anti-War Movement
By Gabriele Zamparini
I give all my sympathy to the Iraqi and Afghan resistance movements. They are fighting for their land in their land and that's all we need to know. If we have to use an abused word, they are the real heroes. Not those mass murderers who fly their fat asses on those expensive death toys and drop tons of bombs upon homes, mosques, schools and hospitals
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 08, 2007, 11:17:39 AM

CIA, not Pakistan, should be asked about Osama’s whereabouts: : Owais Ahmed Ghani, governor of Balochistan,
 said here on Thursday that it is the CIA and not Pakistan that should be asked where Osama Bin Laden is, since it was the
 CIA that recruited, trained and shepherded the future chief of Al Qaeda during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the ensuing conflict.

British woman watches in shock as Israeli bulldozers raze her home: Six months pregnant and exhausted,

 British mother Jessica Barhoum is still shocked that Israeli authorities ordered her, her husband and their baby out of bed at daybreak
and pulverized their home. "I can't believe that it's lawful, that this law exists.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 09, 2007, 01:32:47 AM

The Pentagon's latest Big Lie
By Mike Whitney
The War Dept.'s latest fraud appeared in this week's newspapers under the ominous-sounding headline:
"US Kills Mastermind of Iraq Shrine" The article is similar to hundreds of other stories we've seen in the passed few years
 boasting of the murder of an "alleged" terrorist kingpin whose evil deeds have prevented democracy from flourishing in Iraq.

 Oh, please.

Uncle Sam, Your Banker Will See You Now
Paul Craig Roberts
Early this morning China let the idiots in Washington, and on Wall Street, know that it has them by the short hairs. Two senior spokesmen for the Chinese government observed that China's considerable holdings of US dollars and Treasury bonds "contributes a great deal to maintaining the position of the dollar as a reserve currency."

Beyond Disaster
By Chris Hedges
The war in Iraq is about to get worse -- much worse.

The Democrats' decision to let the war run its course, while they frantically wash their hands of responsibility,
means that it will sputter and stagger forward until the mission collapses. This will be sudden. The security of the Green Zone,
our imperial city, will be increasingly breached. Command and control will disintegrate. And we will back out of Iraq humiliated and defeated.

Let Us Now Praise an Infamous Woman -- and Our Own Possibilities
By Norman Solomon
A grand total of two people in the entire Congress were able to resist a blood-drenched blank check for the Vietnam War.

Decades later, a single Congress woman stood up after September 11, 2001 and voted against the gathering madness.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 10, 2007, 01:22:09 AM

Iraq: Over 1 Million Killed Since U.S. Invasion :
The number is shocking and sobering. It is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the US media, yet it is based on the only scientifically valid study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.

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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,000,985
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3684
The War in Iraq Costs
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 12, 2007, 01:38:13 AM

No End in Sight
By Roger Ebert
Remember the scene in "A Clockwork Orange" where Alex has his eyes clamped open and is forced to watch a movie?

I imagine a similar experience for the architects of our catastrophe in Iraq. I would like them to see "No End in Sight," the story of how we were led into that war, and more than 3,000 American lives and hundreds of thousands of other lives were destroyed.
Military Families Face Deployment Stress :
On the day her husband left for Iraq on his third tour in six years, Jennifer James slipped into the shower to cry, thinking no one would hear her.,,-6843652,00.html

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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 14, 2007, 10:14:21 AM

Policy of Genocide
By: Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
The demon of greed never seems to get enough.   Over 1 million dead Iraqis -  with Dick Cheney's old company KBR/Halliburton being the prime benefactor of theft, Mr. Cheney now has his eyes on Iran. More bodies, dead ones, are needed for the task. Once again, his old company, KBR/Halliburton, not only comes to the rescue, but benefits from the deal.
In Case You Missed It
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire
Must Watch 1 Minute Video
In this interview from April 15th, 1994, Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea. He also stipulates that "not very many" American soldiers' lives were worth losing to take out Saddam during the Gulf War.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 16, 2007, 01:05:29 AM

No Light, Just Tunnel
The Bipartisan Guarantee of More War in Iraq
By Chris Floyd
We invaded your country. We occupied your country. We wrote your constitution, in which the arbitrary decrees of our colonial viceroy were imposed as fundamental law. We looted your money. We armed your sectarians. And we are going to keep a large number of troops in your country, come what may. But we aren't going to baby-sit you anymore. No, if you don't get your act together --
and sign the goddamned Oil Law already -- we are just going to withdraw to our permanent bases and watch you kill each other. --

That is the sum total of the leading Democratic candidate's position on Iraq.

"No American President Can Stand Up To Israel."
By Paul Craig Roberts
Many Americans are unaware of the influence of the Israel lobby. Instead they think of the US as "the world's sole superpower," a macho new Roman Empire whose orders are obeyed without question or the insolent nonentity is "bombed back to the stone age." Many Americans are convinced that military coercion serves our interest.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 18, 2007, 01:01:17 PM

Electricity cut off in most of Gaza as Israel halts fuel deliveries:
Power was cut in most of the Gaza Strip as of 1500 GMT on Friday because of a lack of fuel deliveries from Israel, the director of the Palestinian electricity company said.
UK peer blames Israel for extremism:
The Palestinians have been brought to their knees. A cultured and well-educated society with high skill levels has been reduced to a Third-World country. The statistics are there for all to see."
Backlash Over Book on Policy for Israel :
"The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" is not even in bookstores, but already anxieties have surfaced about the backlash it is stirring, with several institutions backing away from holding events with the authors.

 Backspin for War
The Convenience of Denial
By Norman Solomon
The man who ran CNN's news operation during the invasion of Iraq is now doing damage control in response to a new documentary's evidence that he kowtowed to the Pentagon on behalf of the cable network. His current denial says a lot about how "liberal media" outlets remain deeply embedded in the mindsets of pro-military conformity.


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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 20, 2007, 03:26:48 AM

War Profiteering and Corruption
By Tom Turnipseed
A businesswoman in my home county of Lexington, South Carolina, pleaded guilty on August 16, 2007 to defrauding U.S. taxpayers of $20.5 million in shipping costs for Pentagon supplies. According to a front page story in The State newspaper, "Charlene Corley, 46, pleaded guilty to a nine-year fraud that included charging the Pentagon $998,798.38 for shipping two 19 cent bolt washers."

"In Debt We Have Trusted,"For over 300 years
By Jim Kirwan
After decades of searching for the lynch-pin that literally holds everything about this corrupted world together; this morning brought an answer in a Forty-seven minute video. It asks a seemingly very simple question: Where Does Money Come From?

U.S. Media Ignores Estimate of 1 Million Iraqi Deaths:
Yesterday a radio interviewer in South Africa asked me what had been the response of the "mainstream media in the United States" to Just Foreign Policy's ongoing estimate of the Iraqi death toll from the U.S. invasion and occupation, which on Thursday crossed the one million mark.
Survivors of bombs left to die in rubble:
Official says there are insufficient resources to uncover survivors of Iraq's worst ever suicide attacks last Tuesday

British forces useless in Basra, say officials:
"The short version is that the Brits have lost Basra, if indeed they ever had it. Britain is in a difficult spot because of the lack of political support at home, but for a long time - more - they have not been engaged in Basra and have tried to avoid casualties.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 22, 2007, 10:11:09 AM

Information Clearing House Newsletter
A Debt Culture Gone Awry
"The history of mankind is a history of the subjugation and exploitation of a great majority of people by an elite few by what has been appropriately termed the 'ruling class'. The ruling class has many manifestations. It can take the form of a religious orthodoxy, a monarchy, a dictatorship of the proletariat, outright fascism, or, in the case of the United States, corporate statism. In each instance the ruling class relies on academics, scholars and 'experts' to legitimize and provide moral authority for its hegemony over the masses." : Ed Crane
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power: Benito Mussolini
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group," : Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fascism is capitalism plus murder." : Upton Sinclair

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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,017,086
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3707
Cost of U.S. War and Occupation of Iraq
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By Cindy Sheehan from Amman
The Iraqis wanted to assure us that the violence between Iraqis is caused and encouraged by the Americans who want Iraqis fighting each other to create this chaos that allows America to steal their oil and otherwise destroy their country.
Iraq Progress Report: A Time to Assess and Reflect
By Stephen Lendman
We're now "losing two wars and creating a vast arc of profound strategic and political instability from the Mediterranean Sea to South Asia." In addition, we reignited the arms race in Europe, turned a friendly Russia into a foe, and are heading the country toward possible bankruptcy through reckless fiscal policy.
Back to School During Wartime
By Sunsara Taylor
You didn't carve up the earth with man made borders, subjugate whole peoples, drive millions from their families and homelands in a desperate search for work in the leaner and meaner globalized economy-but you can't escape the fact that the clothes on your back, the food you eat, the roads you drive on, the computers you use were all made through this global system of capitalist exploitation and plunder, including of millions of children literally chained to machines working 12, 14, 16 hours a day.
The Rove Legacy
 4 Minute Video: Bill Moyers bids farewell to Karl Rove
 "Greed and God won 4 elections in a row".
A Debt Culture Gone Awry
By Hamid Varzi
The U.S. economy, once the envy of the world, is now viewed across the globe with suspicion.

 America has become shackled by an immovable mountain of debt that endangers its prosperity and threatens to bring the rest of the world economy crashing down with it.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 23, 2007, 05:59:21 PM

Crisis in the Green Zone
By Jonathan Steele
Nuri al-Maliki's outburst against US criticism is bad news for George Bush, whose political project for Iraq now looks more fragile than ever.
At Iraq's Front Line, U.S. Puts ex-foes On Payroll
By Peter Graff
Slowly but deliberately, U.S. forces are enlisting groups of armed men -- many probably former insurgents -- and paying cash, a strategy they say has dramatically reduced violence in some of Iraq's most dangerous areas in just weeks.

France Invades US
Following Us Home...
By Jerry Ghinelli
Nearly halfway through its fifth year, the French mission to bring democracy to the US, free the American people from the tyranny of George W. Bush and rid the world of America's stockpile of weapons of mass destruction has entered yet another phase, as blame, finger pointing and the "D" word (defeat) have now crept into the dialogue.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 24, 2007, 01:35:13 AM

Why Cheney Really Is That Bad
By Scott Ritter
The vice president is the single greatest threat to American and international security in the world today. Not Osama Bin Laden. Not the ghost of Saddam Hussein.

Not Ahmadinejad or Kim Jung Il. Not al-Qaida, the Taliban, or Jose Padilla himself. Not even George W. Bush can lay claim to this title. It is Dick Cheney's alone.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 25, 2007, 04:50:12 PM

Bush to CIA: 'Leave No Marks':
With no sign of torture on a prisoner, then it didn't happen, right?,hentoff,77589,2.html
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 27, 2007, 01:42:03 AM

The Problem Isn't Mr. Maliki :
NYT Editorial: Blaming the prime minister of Iraq, rather than the president of the United States, for the spectacular failure of American policy, is cynical politics, pure and simple. It is neither fair nor helpful in figuring out how to end America's biggest foreign policy fiasco since Vietnam

U.S. troops 'fire first and think later,' say British soldiers Tim Albone in Kabul :
The friendly-fire deaths in Helmand have reopened a schism between American and British troops over how to fight the Taleban in occupied Afghanistan.

Whistle Blowers On Contractor Fraud in Iraq Face Penalties
By Deborah Hastings
One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted. Or worse.

New Pro-Iraq-War Organization Hides Its Pro-Israel Agenda:
Ari Fleischer was on Hardball speaking up for Freedom's Watch, a new organization that is buying ads to support George Bush's war "plans" in Iraq. Fleischer warns that if we don't stay the course, the whole region will "explode."

US won't tell Britons why they're banned from travelling to America:
British holidaymakers and businessmen banned from travelling to America under anti-terror
 laws will no longer have any right to know why they have been turned away.

U.S. has second worst newborn death rate in modern world, report says:
American babies are three times more likely to die in their first month as children born in Japan, and newborn mortality
is 2.5 times higher in the United States than in Finland, Iceland or Norway, Save the Children researchers found.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 29, 2007, 08:27:59 AM

Why the US and Israel Should Lose Middle East Wars
By Bill Christison - Former CIA Analyst
Let's say it bluntly. War with Iran is inevitable before January 2009 unless Bush and Cheney are both impeached first. New Israeli-U.S. hostilities in Lebanon are also likely. Either warfare or covert actions conducted by the U.S. and/or Israel to bring about regime change in Syria are also probable.

A French Poodle For a Lapdog
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Mr. Bush must be ecstatic these days. Although the loss of Tony Blair, his lapdog, must have eroded his comfort level, a more tantalizing pet ally has sprung on his lap.

The recently elected French President, Mr. Sarkozy, seems to be far more aggressive and protective of this President's ambitions, ready to pounce on any obstacle standing in the way of Mr. Bush's crusade to sacrifice the Middle East to appease Israel's expansionist ambitions.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 30, 2007, 09:39:32 AM

"Any excuse will serve a tyrant." : Aesop - (c. 550 B.C.) legendary Greek fabulist Source: The Wolf and the Lamb
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Has Bush Boxed Himself In?
By Pat Buchanan
As Americans anguish over how to extricate this country from Iraq without a disaster greater than what we now have, and without our friends suffering the fate of our friends in Cambodia and Vietnam, they had best brace themselves. This escalator is going up.
More Shame, More Sorrow
By Paul Craig Roberts
In the administration of George W. Bush, the Republican Party has achieved the greatest combination of idiocy and evil in human history.
Iraq, Iran and the Moral Rot Infecting the Soul of America
By Walter C. Uhler
The more I read history, the more I'm convinced that the United States, far from being God's appointed beacon for all mankind, was always a big talking, poor performing country in which the massive and willful stupidity of the majority engendered a moral rot incapable of withstanding manipulation and seduction by self-serving business/political interests.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 31, 2007, 01:36:28 AM

Liberals, Bush Unite in Ethnic Cleansing of Iraq
By Chris Floyd
It is now obvious that one impetus behind the "surge" was to accelerate the "ethnic cleansing" of Iraq. Given the manifest failure to establish a strong central
government to serve as a client state, the conquerors now find it easier to deal with separate ethnic enclaves, which can police themselves, shake out their own
internal conflicts (however bloodily) and thus establish some kind of solid leadership that can cut deals and guarantee investments.
US-Allawi Coup May Be On Its Way
By Arianna Huffington
As we all await the Petraeus Report on the state of the surge, we may also need to be anticipating the Allawi Coup.
Empire or Freedom?
By Jacob G. Hornberger
The 9/11 attacks brought to the surface a dilemma that everyone, especially libertarians, must now confront: whether to choose a pro-empire, pro-intervention foreign policy or a free society.
===Active-duty US troops become outspoken critics of Iraq war :
A recent op-ed about the war in Iraq charged that upbeat official reports amount to "misleading rhetoric." It said the "most important front in the counterinsurgency [had] failed most miserably." And it warned against pursuing "incompatible policies to absurd ends."
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 05, 2007, 12:54:07 AM

Shooting The Messengers
By Mariano Aguirre
One reason that the US government, politicians and people don't have a clear idea of the situation in Israel/Palestine is that any criticism or complaint about Israel, no matter how well-researched and moderate, is swiftly attacked by lobbies in the US as being anti-semitic.

Is George Bush Restarting Latin America's 'Dirty Wars'?
By Benjamin Dangl
In May of 2005, the Paraguayan Senate voted to allow U.S. troops to operate in Paraguay with total immunity. Washington had threatened to cut off millions in aid to the country if Paraguay did not grant the U.S. troops entry.

In July of 2005 hundreds of U.S. soldiers arrived in the country, and Washington's funding for counterterrorism efforts in Paraguay doubled.

Hurricane Katrina and War-What Is the Connection?
By Ismael Hossein-zadeh
On the face of it, there is no connection between Katrina's tragic devastation of New Orleans and the recent U.S. wars of choice.

It can be shown, however, that the death and destruction wrought by Katrina have been (at least in part) a submerged or invisible part of the enormous costs of the escalating war and military spending.

In the US, Class War Still Means Just One Thing:
The Rich Attacking The Poor

By Gary Younge in New York
The Democrats need to represent the swelling ranks of have-nots as vigorously as Bush has stuck up for the haves :
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 06, 2007, 01:07:02 AM

Why Is Bush Smiling?
By Robert Scheer
In the effort to retaliate against terrorists who hijacked planes six years ago with an arsenal of $3 knives, this year's overall defense budget has been pushed to $657 billion.

We are now spending $3 billion a week in Iraq alone, occupying a country that had nothing to do with the tragedy that sparked this orgy of militarism.
Surrender Should Not Be an Option
By Congressman Ron Paul
Defense of our homeland is one thing. Offensive tactics overseas are quite another. Worse yet, when our newly minted enemies find their way over here, where will our troops be to defend us?
Phase III of Bush's War
By Patrick Buchanan
Those who hoped that - with the victory of the antiwar party in 2006, the departure of Rumsfeld and the neocons from the Pentagon, the rise of Condi and the eclipse of Cheney - America was headed out of Iraq got a rude awakening.

They are about to get another.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 14, 2007, 04:42:52 AM

We're losing in Afghanistan too:
Contra Donald Rumsfeld's rosy assessment, the country looks a lot like it did on Sept. 10, 2001.

Meet Gen. David Petraeus:
His Militia Strategy Plunged Iraq Into a Civil War, And Now He's Back for More

More than 100,000 Iraqis in jail: U.S. troops hold 23,600 Iraqis almost all of them without trial.
The U.S. has promised to release 50 of them every day throughout Ramadan. But the U.S. is not the only authority with the right to jail Iraqis.

 Iraqi armed forces and police can also imprison Iraqis without trail and informed sources say there are more than 82,000 Iraqis in government jails.\\2007-09-13\\kurd.htm
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 17, 2007, 02:56:56 AM

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Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq


An Open Letter to the New Generation of U.S. Military Officers:
"The Nuremberg Principles says that we in the military have not only the right, but also the DUTY to refuse an illegal order.

It was on this basis that we executed Nazi officers who were 'only carrying out their orders'..."
Tail between legs:
All the spin in the world can't change the facts on the ground in Iraq,

 Victims Of The Death Squads
One family's harrowing story of kidnap and murder in Iraq
By Kim Sengupta
Nadia Hayali tells Kim Sengupta of the day her family were seized and she lost her husband, a story that gives the lie to claims that US forces are succeeding in Baghdad.
Bush the Jihadist: :
For Bush to declare "war" on Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda was actually to exaggerate their importance - and glorify their actions. Worse, it was his declaration of "war" that led in 2001 to the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and, in 2003, to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
CIA analyst says West losing in Iraq, Afghanistan :
The West is losing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because it does not understand the true motives of terrorists and is thus taking wrong strategies against them, a former analyst of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Sunday.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 18, 2007, 09:08:04 AM

Bush's Fake Sheik Whacked:
The Surge and the Al Qaeda Bunny
A special investigative report from inside Iraq
By Greg Palast
Here's what you need to know that NPR won't tell you.
1. Sheik Abu Risha wasn't a sheik.

2. He wasn't killed by Al Qaeda.

3. The new alliance with former insurgents in Anbar is as fake as the sheik - and a murderous deceit..

US deficit widens, israel posts surplus:
WHY - if israel's economy is in such good shape and ours is in such bad shape - does our government keep giving them billions upon billions of our tax dollars???

The Triumph of Structured Finance
Failing Banks, Toxic Bonds and Mortgage Laundering         
By Mike Whitney
By now, you've probably seen the photos of the angry customers queued up outside of Northern Rock Bank waiting to withdraw their money. The pictures are headline news in the UK but have been stuck on the back pages of US newspapers.

The reason for this is obvious---the same Force 5 economic-hurricane that just touched ground in Great Britain is headed for America and gaining strength on the way.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 20, 2007, 02:38:05 AM

America's Addiction to Debt Finally Crashes the System:
Market evangelists created the wreckage, but ordinary working people will bear the greatest burden.
Almighty US dollar turns into 'American peso':
Since 2001 the dollar has lost more than half its value against the euro. It now costs nearly $1.40 to buy one euro.

 And it isn't just the euro that seems to be growing stronger against the US dollar. It has declined against many other major world currencies, and even including minor ones like our peso, reflecting the dollar's loss of purchasing power.
Current Foreclosure Crisis Deemed the Worst in U.S. History:
According to the most recent foreclosure numbers released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the U.S. is embroiled in the worst foreclosure crisis in recorded history. More than 14 percent of subprime borrowers are defaulting, and prime borrowers are beginning to follow suit.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 03, 2007, 08:30:25 AM

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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,077,232
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,801
Cost of U.S. War and Occupation of Iraq


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Let's Try Partitioning The US
By Linda S. Heard
Isn't Iraq supposed to be a sovereign nation with an elected government? If so, then why is the US Senate attempting to meddle in its affairs by overwhelmingly passing a resolution calling for the country's partition into three, which is tantamount to ethnic cleansing?
"But What Can We Do?"
By William Blum
Watching as the Bush fascists march into Afghanistan, bombing it into a "failed state"; then Iraq: death, destruction, and utterly ruined lives for 24 million human beings; threatening more of the same endless night of hell for the people of Iran.
Q and A For The People Of A Forsaken Republic
Addressing the origins of the Whose-Your-Daddy Nation
By Phil Rockstroh
When a nation manifests a mixture of mass ignorance and official mendacity, in combination with uncheck power emanating from an insular and arrogant elite, a golden age of peace and plenty is as possible as holding a tea dance in a tsunami.
Time to Boycott Voting
By Joel S. Hirschhorn
After many years of political disappointment, more progressives, liberals and conservatives - and certainly moderates and independents - know in their hearts that voting for Democrats or Republicans is a waste.

Just imagine if voter turnout was cut to 25 percent or less! Let the whole world see Americans boycotting a broken and corrupt political system and rejecting what has become a delusional democracy.
Delusion of Exceptionalism
By Paul Campos
Nationalism is perhaps the most interesting delusion of modern times. Its power is illustrated by the fact that lots of otherwise sensible people are unapologetic nationalists, even though nationalism requires its adherents to subscribe to various bizarre beliefs.
Who Runs The World
Why You Need To Know Immediately
By Carolyn Baker
This parallel world remains unseen in the daily struggles of most of humanity, but, believe me, it is there: a cesspool of duplicity and lies and double-speak and innuendo and blackmail and bribery.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 21, 2007, 11:40:59 AM

"Amen" for Israel, say Christian Zionists:
"Coming here just does something inside of me," McCaleb said at Shiloh, a holy Jewish site in the occupied West Bank where the Bible says the Ark of the Covenant once rested.

"This land belongs to God, and God gave it to the Jews
New revelations in Israeli attack on American spy ship:
Veterans, documents suggest U.S., Israel didn't tell full story of deadly '67 incident
U.S.S Liberty: Dead in the Water : Video:
During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats.

Loaded Language and Loaded Guns
The Meaning of Opposites
By Charles Sullivan
One can no longer understand US governmental policy on the basis of conventional language or traditional wisdom. Language itself and its long-established meanings were long ago twisted and distorted in order to deceive the people.

Now war is peace and terror and occupation is liberation.

In order to make sense of what is happening, it is important to understand everything within the context of a specific economic philosophy, and the distorted capitalist system that spawned it.
The Right to Exist
By Sonja Karkar
It is a curious phrase this "right to exist". Israel wants the world to accept its "right to exist" as a state, but it denies the indigenous Palestinians their right to exist as a people in their own land.
At the Heart of Who We Are As a People
By John Frohnmayer
Impeachment of President Bush is necessary to maintain our government's separation of powers, our checks and balances, our Constitution's integrity.

Jimmy Carter Slams Bush On Human Rights
By The Associated Press
Says U.S. Has Tortured Prisoners, Ignoring Geneva Convention.

Video - Alive in Baghdad - Iraq
Baghdad Hospital Children's Ward
Alive in Baghdad takes you to the children's ward of Baghdad Hospital, to make visible the plight of some very sick children, stricken with cancer by the presence of Depleted Uranium munitions, left over from the last to US wars in Iraq.

Gwynne Dyer: Afghanistan - A war won and lost:
It was a very clever politico-military operation, and by December of 2001 all of Afghanistan was under the control of the United States and its local allies for a total cost of 12 American dead.

Then, for no good reason, it fell apart, and now the war is lost.
US silent on Israel grab of Arab land:
The United States refused to immediately comment Wednesday on Israel's decision to confiscate Arab land near Jerusalem, one day before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was to head to the region.
 "I'm Ashamed Of This"
 Video: Jim Lehrer interview with Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Mike Gravel
 MIKE GRAVEL: I love my country, and I love the human race. And I want to see a change made in the leadership of our country so we can do more to protect the human race....

With respect to my country going to war when there's no reason to go to war, killing human beings, I'm ashamed of this.
Two Knights and a Dragon
By: Uri Avnery
The small, determined Jewish groups in the US who support the Israeli peace movements are remorselessly persecuted.

Some of them fold after a few years. Members of Israeli peace groups who are sent to America are boycotted and slandered as "self-hating-Jews"
Dissenting At Your Own Risk
By Cecilie Surasky
Why is Israel's increasingly brutal 40-year occupation of Palestinian land regularly debated in the mainstream media abroad, including in Israel, but not here?

And why is there an almost total lack of discussion among presidential candidates about the dollars that subsidize this occupation and the American diplomatic support that makes it possible?
"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked
By Stephen Lendman
Iraq above all other nations today is a ghoulish testimony to the myth of free market magic, but it's even worse than that.

It proves Friedmanomics a crime against humanity and the man who led it a Nobel prize-winning fraud whose legacy is failure. His real time record is so horrific, it's unrevealed in the mainstream to suppress it.

Sidney Blumenthal: Red, white and mercenary in Iraq:
Under the cloak of freedom, the U.S. exempted Blackwater and other contractors from Iraqi law -- and destroyed its own democratic credibility.
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Post by: hope on October 22, 2007, 08:32:17 AM

They didn't just discredit their own democratic ability, they discredited their own country, their own people, and their ownselves!!!

Allah help those who help themselves for the betterment of their soul ameen!


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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 23, 2007, 04:39:35 AM

Welcome to The USA
Say What You Like, Just Don't Say It Here :
The American commitment to free speech is the most robust in the world. But these days that tolerance stops at the border

US Army Lures Foreigners with Promise of Citizenship
By Cordula Meyer in Washington
More than 30,000 foreign troops are enlisted in the US Army, many of them serving in Iraq. Their reward for risking their lives for their adopted country is US citizenship.

Iraqi gov't protests deadly U.S. raid in Baghdad:
Associated Press photos showed the bodies of two toddlers, one with a gouged face, swaddled in blankets on a morgue floor.

Their shirts were pulled up, exposing their abdomens, and a diaper showed above the waistband of one boy's shorts.

 Relatives said the children were killed when helicopter gunfire hit their house as they slept.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,091,858
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,834
The War in Iraq Costs
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Post by: hope on October 25, 2007, 05:41:47 AM
grrrrrrrrr this link, I read it,

yeah, well it is exactly what "Kissinger" said....KEEP ISLAM OUT OF THE STATES....that ISLAM IS A PROBLEM IN THE STATES.....grrrrr those words are NOW BEING PUT TO USE BY THIS JEWISH ZIONIST!  The Problem is THEY ARE SCARED THAT PEOPLE WILL FIND OUT THE TRUTH AND THEY  CAN'T ALLOW THAT ON ACCOUNT OF ALL THEIR LIES AND FALSE ACCUSATIONS!!!  grrrr I HATE LIARS!  Am embarressed by my government....noooo am not embarrassed, am over that, am bothered that the US Govt. IS NOT A GOVERNMENT ANYMORE!  THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE

 :ggrr: :vangry:

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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 15, 2007, 05:04:12 AM

In Iraq, The Silence Of The Lambs
By Ali al-Fadhily
"I would like to agree with the idea that violence in Iraq has decreased and that everything is fine," retired general Waleed al-Ubaidy told Inter Press Servce (IPS) in Baghdad. "But the truth is far more bitter. All that has happened is a dramatic change in the demographic map of Iraq."
Iraq War Is A Betrayal Of American Democracy
By Matt Howard
In 2003 I illegally invaded the sovereign nation of Iraq with 1st Tank battalion 1st Marine Division. My commander in chief unleashed the world's fiercest fighting force upon the country and people of Iraq, and now those of us used and betrayed by him are demanding justice.
The Grand Delusion
By Joel S. Hirschhorn
Virtually everything that Bush correctly gets condemnation for could have been prevented or negated by Democrats, if they had had courage, conviction and commitment to maintaining the rule of law and obedience to the Constitution.
The Book That Can't Be Published In America
By Alan Hart, author of  Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews
The question Americans asked in the immediate aftermath of the horror of 9/11 was "Why do they hate us?" And in many American minds the "they" of the question were not only the violent Islamic fundamentalists who, according to the official version of events, were solely responsible for bringing down the Twin Towers, but Arabs and Muslims everywhere - about a quarter of humankind.
The Lobby
By Paul Craig Roberts
That the vast majority of Americans know nothing of this is testimony to the power of the Israel Lobby.
Saying NO to the Hunters of Atzmon
An introduction by Gilad Atzmon:
The following is another shocking glimpse into the activity of the Zionist ADL within the Palestinian solidarity movement.

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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,112,454
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,863
The War in Iraq Costs
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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 18, 2007, 01:33:40 AM

Lest We Forget
By John Pilger
On Remembrance Day 2007 - Veterans Day in America - the great and the good bowed their heads at the Cenotaph. Generals, politicians, newsreaders, football managers and stock-market traders wore their poppies.

Hypocrisy was a presence. No one mentioned Iraq. No one uttered the slightest remorse for the fallen of that country. No one read the forbidden list.

Torturing Palestinian Detainees
By Stephen Lendman
Since the early 1990s, B'Tselem published more than ten reports on Israelis' use of torture and mistreatment of Palestinian detainees. This is the latest one in an effort to raise public awareness and help abolish these abhorrent practices.

"We won't take it any more."
Address by Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson
We raise our voices in unison to say to President Bush, to Vice President Cheney, to other members of the Bush Administration (past and present), to a majority of Congress, including Utah's entire congressional delegation, and to much of the mainstream media: "You have failed us miserably and we won't take it any more."
===120 US war veteran suicides a week:
THE US military is experiencing a "suicide epidemic" with veterans killing themselves at the rate of 120 a week, according to an investigation by US television network CBS.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 22, 2007, 01:24:45 AM

Needing Peace
By Monica Benderman
I received an email last week. Almost two pages long and with only enough sentence breaks to count on one hand, it was coming from a place I knew all too well and recognized instantly - the heart of a military wife who wanted to lose control but knew she was all that stood between her husband and heartbreak.

Chris Dodd: It Is Time to Investigate the White House's Betrayal of Trust:
The President knowingly instructed his chief spokesman to mislead the American people, there can be no more fundamental betrayal of the public trust.

GOP Jewish group polls on Iran strike :
A U.S. conservative group led by major Republican Jews is testing for reactions to a potential Israeli strike on Iran

McClellan points finger at Bush, Rove :
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan names names in a caustic passage from a forthcoming memoir that accuses President Bush, Karl Rove and Vice President Cheney of being "involved" in his giving the press false information about the CIA leak case

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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 22, 2007, 04:11:39 PM

It's Treason:
Dems Stay Silent on Bush White House Crimes

Suffer the Children
Number of children dying higher than when the country was under sanctions.
By Hind al-Safar in Baghdad
According to a report released in May 2007 by aid agency Save the Children, "Iraq's child mortality rate has increased by a staggering 150 per cent since 1990, more than any other country."
In Case You Missed it
Paying The Price: Killing The Children Of Iraq
A documentary film by John Pilger
Sanctions enforced by the UN on Iraq since the Gulf War have killed more people than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, including over half a million children - many of whom weren't even born when the Gulf War began.
George Galloway on Question Time
Video - Broadcast - 25th Oct 07
The Palestinian Path to Peace Does Not go Via Annapolis
By Jonathan Steele
As the United States-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian meeting in Annapolis, Maryland, approaches, the key question is what follows when it fails. Fiasco is looming, so what do the Palestinians do next? In their decades-long bid for justice, they have already tried everything.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 25, 2007, 01:17:16 AM

Former US Commander Criticizes Bush on Iraq :
The former U.S. commander of multi-national troops in Iraq says President Bush's strategy there is failing because it relies too much on military force and not enough on political reconciliation.

Robert Scheer: Iraq Money Down the Rat Hole:
The true cost of this war for ordinary Americans shames the leading Democrats, who prattle on about needed domestic programs that will never find funding because of future war-related government debt.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,118,846
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In
America'sWar On Iraq 3,875
The War in Iraq Costs

===Forecast: U.S. Dollar Could Plunge 90 pct
"We are going to see economic times the likes of which no living person has seen," Trends Research Institute Director Gerald Celente said, forecasting a "Panic of 2008."
Banks Gone Wild
By Paul Krugman
"What were they smoking?" asks the cover of the current issue of Fortune magazine. Underneath the headline are photos of recently deposed Wall Street titans, captioned with the staggering sums they managed to lose.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 06, 2008, 01:48:18 AM

Did Bush Watch the Torture Tapes?
By Scott Horton
The Times (London) Washington correspondent, Sarah Baxter, reporting with a summary of the developments in the case involving the CIA's destruction of recordings of the treatment of Abu Zabaydah, points to the growing belief in Washington that President Bush viewed the torture tapes.

Bush, Musharraf, and the Slaying of Bhutto:
Musharraf never faced a serious demand from the Bush administration to protect Bhutto.

Pak journalist: It was not Taliban:
Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam says the Taliban, who are already being named as the culprits, could have had no real interest in assassinating Benazir Bhutto.
Bhutto said she'd blame Musharraf if killed:
Two months before her death, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto sent an e-mail to her U.S. adviser and longtime friend, saying that if she were killed, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf would bear some of the blame.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 06, 2008, 01:52:36 AM

We Are All Prisoners Now
By Paul Craig Roberts
All Americans are now imprisoned in a world of lies and deception created by the Bush Regime and the two complicit parties of Congress, by federal judges too timid or ignorant to recognize a rogue regime running roughshod over the Constitution.

As 2007 Ends, Most Americans Oppose Iraq War:
68 per cent of respondents oppose the U.S. war in Iraq, and 69 per cent call for a withdrawal of all or some U.S. troops from the country.

Iraq war splits military families:
Close family members of U.S. troops are split on whether the Iraq invasion was a mistake, and 55 percent disapprove of President Bush's job performance, according to USA TODAY/Gallup polls focusing on immediate relatives of service members.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 06, 2008, 04:25:35 PM

Resistance and Hope
By Charles Sullivan
If we Americans are nothing more than hopelessly addicted consumers who think of ourselves as an exceptional people with special entitlements; if we see ourselves as god's morally superior chosen people; if we are selfish and greedy beyond redemption-then we are complicit in all of the horrible crimes that government commits in our name.
Only One Thing Unites Iraq: Hatred Of The US
By Patrick Cockburn
57 per cent of Iraqis believe that attacks on US forces are acceptable.

CIA photos 'show UK Guantanamo detainee was tortured'
By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor
Lawyers for a British resident who the US government refuses to release from Guantanamo Bay have identified the existence of photographs taken by CIA agents that they say show their client suffered horrific injuries under torture.
Trust is Dead
By Phil Hoskins
This experiment in government we like to call democracy depends upon a certain level of trust, not only of government and elected officials, but maybe more importantly among the people themselves. After many years under attack, we can now declare trust dead.

9/11 Truth Manifesto
By Joel S. Hirschhorn
We confront more than power elites. There is psychological resistance of millions of Americans to painful 9/11 truth - a shameful, "unthinkable" truth about their elected government.
An Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove
How American Democracy Relies on Fascism
By Ted Rall
What would you do if you learned that Bush Administration officials wanted to round up thousands of Americans and throw them into concentration camps?
The Sack of Annapolis:
If you want to appreciate just how hopelessly entangled America has become in the fate of modern day Israel and Zionism, you may want to take a look at an eye-opening article of December 5th in the Jerusalem Post. It is entitled "Annapolis-A True Zionist Victory" by Dr. M.K. Ephraim Sneh.
9/11 Commission: Our investigation was "obstructed":
The bi-partisan co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission, Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, jointly published an Op-Ed in today's New York Times which contains some extremely emphatic and serious accusations against the CIA and the White House.


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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 07, 2008, 12:39:40 AM

Why I Believe Bush Must Go
Nixon Was Bad. These Guys Are Worse
By George McGovern
As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.
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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq 1,163,944
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,910
The War in Iraq Costs
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 08, 2008, 12:03:20 AM

Sibel Edmonds, Turkey and the Bomb
A Real 9/11 Cover-Up?
If a new article just published Saturday in the Times of London based upon information provided by US government whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, we have not only solid evidence of prior knowledge of 9-11 by high up US government officials, but evidence of treasonous activity by many of those same officials involving efforts to provide US nuclear secrets to America's enemies, even including Al Qaeda.
Nukes, Spooks, and the Specter of 9/11
By Justin Raimondo
We're in big trouble if even half of what Sibel Edmonds says is true...
Imperialist Propaganda
Second thoughts on Charlie Wilson's War
By Chalmers Johnson
It makes the U.S. government look like it is populated by a bunch of whoring, drunken sleazebags, so in that sense it's accurate enough. But there are a number of things both the book and the film are suppressing.
The Bilderberg Group - Rulers of the World
"The war is not against Bin Laden. We are the enemy"
- Audio -
Interview with investigator and author, Daniel Estulin, on his book, "The True Story of the Bilderberg Group", which describes an annual gathering where the European and American political elite, and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all come together to discuss the economic and political future of humanity.

Highly secretive, the press has never been allowed to attend, nor have statements ever been released on the group's conclusions or discussions. Also discussed are the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
Killer of U.S. Soldiers Becomes a Hero:
The recent killing of two U.S. soldiers by their Iraqi colleague has raised disturbing questions about U.S. military relations with the Iraqis they work with.

Revealed: Indian troops in Afghanistan:
The newspapers here in Delhi reported yesterday that two Indian soldiers were killed by a suicide in Afghanistan in the SouthWestern province of Nimroz. It's a particularly interesting fact because the presence of Indian troops in Afghanistan has gone unreported in the West
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 10, 2008, 01:12:44 AM

UN Says About 151,000 Iraqis Killed Since 2003
By Khaleej Times
The World Health Organization said Wednesday a large-scale household survey showed an estimated 151,000 Iraqis were violently killed since the US-led invasion of their country in March 2003 to the middle of 2006.
The Myth Of Sectarianism
The policy is divide to rule
The snow job by the corporate media on the issue of sectarianism in Iraq has ensured that the public buys into the line that the Sunni and Shia will dice one another up into little pieces if the occupation ends.
Straight Talk
By Layla Anwar
Americans still pretend they brought Democracy to Iraq. Keep on deluding yourselves folks. Had I been in charge of your Education, I would grant you free PHD's in Deceit, Duplicity and Denial.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 11, 2008, 12:11:25 AM

The "Good Good War" Is A Bad War
By John Pilger
John Pilger describes how the invasion of Afghanistan, which was widely supported in the West as a 'good war' and justifiable response to 9/11, was actually planned months before 9/11 and is the latest instalment of 'a great game'.

Chief rabbi thanks Bush for 'war against Iraq':
"I want to thank you for your support of Israel and in particular for waging a war against Iraq," Metzger told Bush, according to the chief rabbi's spokesman.

Gideon Levy : Bush: A hostile president :
There are also few other countries where the lame duck from Washington would not be greeted with mass demonstrations; instead, Israel is making great efforts to welcome him graciously.
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Post by: hope on January 11, 2008, 07:13:45 AM

Ya know, Prez Bush is to be headin our way here in UAE and will be stayin at the "Famous" Most beautiful Palace in the world astaghfirAllah!  They even closed off my husband's work and the Hilton next to it and the mall down the street from it due to "his" arrival!  Amazing, they treat him better than they do us(can't even build our land yet he, the one that is killing muslims is getting the royal treatment~!!!)  But what can ya do but sit back and watch what is to come next!  AstaghfirAllah!

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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 11, 2008, 11:13:06 AM

............the one that is killing muslims is getting the royal treatment~!!!) 

 :omg:    :flu:

i regularly pray  that   i don't die without   seeing  the punishment  /  hedaya  of Bush  , Blair , chenny , Rumsfield & others responsible for  the sufferings of  our  bro & sisters in  Iraq , Afghanistan , palestine.
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Post by: hope on January 12, 2008, 02:01:48 PM
lol you should hear my husband's dua's  :mellow: :S
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 12, 2008, 04:04:20 PM

lol you should hear my husband's dua's[/b]  :mellow: :S[/color][/font]

& the dua is .......????
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 14, 2008, 01:10:17 AM

Iraqi Children Pay Heavy Price of War
By Dr. Cesar Chelala
One child dies every five minutes because of the war, and many more are left with severe injuries.

States Within The USA Need To Rebel
By Jim Kirwan
We know people no longer have any rights in the USA - now the same is apparently true for our supposedly sovereign States as well?

Is a Palestinian State a Real Threat To The Israel?
4 Minute Video - Norman Finkelstein & Wolf Blitzer
Israel: Is The Fourth Largest Military In the World - What Does It Have To Fear From A Palestinian State?
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 14, 2008, 01:19:34 AM

Report: 121 Iraq, Afghanistan veterans kill after return to US:
At least 121 US veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have either committed homicide or are suspects in homicide cases upon their return to life in their own country, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles :
A series of articles and multimedia about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have committed killings, or been charged with them, after coming home.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 14, 2008, 01:51:05 AM

Bush Holy Land Pilgrimage…No Mosques
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Post by: hope on January 14, 2008, 05:45:37 AM

He is here in UAE now and will be gone tomorrow.  I saw his speech he gave at the Palace and man, he said some pretty good lies and you could see right through him.  I betcha he thought he was the only good person and the only best one there.  His pride is gonna sneak up and bite him on the *** one day.  Imagine him talking about democracy when in fact, the most disasterous democracy shown is stemming from AMERICA!!!!!  A'authu billehi minishaytonnirajeeem!!!  grrrr he makes me wanna puke.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 15, 2008, 12:51:39 AM

Oh, By the Way
The Iraqis Don't Really Want Us
By William Blum
Did you miss this? It should have been the lead story in every newspaper and radio and TV program in America. In the Washington Post it was on page 14. In virtually all of the rest of the media it was on page zero, channel zero, 0000 AM or 00.0 FM.
Pentagon, Big Pharma
Drug Troops to Numb Them to Horrors of War
By Penny Coleman
The DoD is flirting with the idea of medicating soldiers to desensitize them to combat trauma -- will an army of unfeeling monsters result?

By Layla Anwar
Stress is when you have been no with water and no electricity for over 5 years. That is stress. Stress is when you have no job because some *ucking backward retard came and occupied your country, pillaged it and stripped you of your livelihood. That is stress.
Layla Anwar: Indicting the Reader
By Garda Ghista
Layla Anwar wants desperately for us, the reader, the American, and whoever else collaborates with us, to grasp the horror that is Iraq.
Toward Militarism, War, Empire, Caskets, and Bankruptcy
By Jacob G. Hornberger
The incident in the Gulf of Tonkin - excuse me, Gulf of Hormuz - this past week confirms how easy it is for an American ruler to send the entire nation into war, especially given that he is now permitted to ignore the constitutional provision requiring a congressional declaration of war. If the captains of those U.S. battleships and destroyers had blown those Iranian speedboats out of the water, one can already hear Bush and Cheney proclaiming, "We've been attacked! We've been attacked!
The End of the Road for George W. Bush
By Chris Hedges
The Gilbert and Sullivan charade of statesmanship played out by George W. Bush and his enabler, Condoleezza Rice, as they wander the Middle East is a fitting end to seven years of misrule. Despots stripped of power are transformed from monsters into buffoons. And this is the metamorphosis that is eating away at the Bush presidency.
Candidates' Unconditional Support Isn't Right for Jewish State
By John J. Mearsheimer
Once again, as the presidential campaign season heats up, the leading candidates are going to enormous lengths to demonstrate their devotion to the state of Israel and their steadfast commitment to its "special relationship" with the United States.
Bush's Voodoo Stimulus Package: $250 "Freebie" For Every Taxpayer       
By Mike Whitney
In the next couple of weeks, George Bush will prove that the last 30 years of supply side, free market economics was nothing more than a overripe pile of horse manure. In fact, right now, the B-52s are being loaded with pallets-full of freshly-minted hundred dollar bills which will be air-dropped "from sea to shining sea" as soon as King George gives the nod. Think I'm crazy?
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 15, 2008, 01:11:08 AM

Arab Press Reactions To Bush Visit: 'An Absurd, Sadistic Image':
"This black caricature of George W. Bush in (Bahrain capital city) Manama is a fitting conclusion to the Arab tragedy.

It's an absurd, sadistic image: the sheikh of Bahrain welcoming his exceptional guest with ... a golden sword -- the symbol of loyalty and submission, meaning: "Bleed me white my lord, if my death pleases you!"
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 16, 2008, 02:10:20 AM

Bush Meets Olmert
By Uri Avnery
Which of the two men is the leader of the greatest power on earth and which is the boss of a small client state? A visitor from another planet, attending the press conference in Jerusalem, would find it hard not to answer: Olmert is the president of the great power, Bush is his vassal. C

The War in Iraq - 1,760 Days and Counting
By Robert Higgs
On October 19, 2001, in speaking about the new government controls and heightened surveillance already being clamped on the American people in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney said that the new war "may never end. At least not in our lifetime. . . . The way I think of it is, it's a new normalcy." We should have taken his grim forecast more seriously.
Imperial Hubris: Lessons For America
By Fritz Stern
A bombastic leader, a country at war and a nation at war with itself? German history holds a cautionary tale for America.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 17, 2008, 12:55:14 AM

Wounded Vets Trade One Hell for Another
 By Aaron Glantz
Last year, the United States woke up to the reality of hundreds of thousands of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan -- and began to grapple with what to do about it.

Iraq healthcare in disarray, report says:
Up to 75 percent of Iraq's doctors, pharmacists and nurses have left their jobs since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. More than half of those have emigrated, the report by health organisation Medact said.
Syria Condemns Massacre of Gaza:
Syria condemned the massacre committed by the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of 19 Palestinians and wounded dozens, Minister of Information Mohsen Bilal said on Wednesday.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 19, 2008, 09:26:40 AM

Canada Puts U.S., Israel On Torture Watchlist
By Reuters
An official Canadian government document has put both the United States and Israel on a watch list of countries where prisoners run the risk of being tortured, CTV television reported on Thursday.

Congressman Robert Wexler - Cheney Impeachment Stronger than Watergate
5 Minute Video
Robert Wexler (D-FL) took to the House floor to urge the House Judiciary Committee to begin impeachment hearings into Vice President Cheney for "high crimes and misdemeanors." - History demands that we take action, because the case against Vice President Cheney is far stronger than the illegalities surrounding Watergate.

Blowback In The War On Terror
By Anita Inder Singh
Can the war against global terrorism be won? Or do two badly bent prongs in America's anti-terrorist campaign, in Afghanistan and Iraq, suggest that the war is unwinnable, in part because the US has engaged in unrealistic realpolitik, flouted international law and disregarded human rights?

No Peace
By Charley Reese
Let's review the situation from the standpoint of international law. The West Bank, Gaza, the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and a smidgen of Lebanon the Israelis still occupy are officially designated as occupied territories.

Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims
Leader and Vassal
By Paul Craig Roberts
After pandering to Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert's right-wing government last week, US president George W. Bush carried the Israeli/neoconservative campaign against Iran to Arab countries.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 19, 2008, 09:33:33 AM

Find the Truth About Bush's Wars
Nancy Pelosi, You Must Impeach!
By Richard Behan

Iraqi refugees: "We can't return" :
Umm Ali, describes what she found when she visited the home in Baghdad she had fled a year earlier.

Madam Speaker, if you will not impeach, then you must refute this history, if you can?
What The CIA Had To Destroy
By Nat Hentoff
The many reasons this torture evidence was too hot to handle.
Monsters Of Our Own Making
By Rosa Brooks
Foreign policy nightmares are everywhere for the U.S. these days.
In case you missed it
America Is A Bully. OK. There, I Said It!
By Tom Feeley
9/11 has taught us nothing. We have become narcissistic and self centered; like the drug addict who refuses to look at himself, we rage on about how everyone is against us, and use our denial to continue our self destructive behavior. In search of another fix we roar across the world dropping bombs on anyone who may try to point out that our sickness is self-imposed.
Mike Huckabee - We Should Amend The Constitution So It Fits With God's Standards
1 Minute Video
Mike Huckabee claims that he would rather change the constitution than the word of the living God and that we should amend the constitution so that it fits with God's standards
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 20, 2008, 12:50:29 AM

Waiting for Gaza to Die


Seven-month old Mohammed Abu Amra, who is struggling with suspected cystic fibrosis and immune deficiency, might not live long enough to understand how his life is affected by a political power play of which he was no player; Suzanne Baroud reflects on Gaza...
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 24, 2008, 01:19:24 AM

This "Brutal World"
By Paul Craig Roberts
How did Western Civilization get a monopoly on "moral conscience" when it has no morality?
Civilization! - *Some Restrictions May Apply
3 Minute Video - Satire
Tired of primitive living? Why not try Civilization.
Why Jose Padilla's 17-Year Prison Sentence Should Shock and Disgust all Americans
By Andy Worthington
The news that US citizen Jose Padilla has received a prison sentence of 17 years and four months should provoke outrage in the United States, although it is unlikely that there will be much more than a whimper of dissent.

George Bush and White House issued 935 false statements:
US President George W Bush and other top officials issued almost one thousand false statements about the national security threat from Iraq following the September 11 attacks, according to a study by two not-for-profit organisations.,23599,23097132-1702,00.html
Web Site Assembles U.S. Prewar Claims :
Students of how the Bush administration led the nation into the Iraq war can now go online to browse a comprehensive database of top officials' statements before the invasion, connecting the dots between hundreds of claims, mostly discredited since then, linking Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda or warning that he possessed forbidden weapons.
In case you missed it
The Incredible Lying BushCo
This just in: More irrefutable proof that Dubya's is the slimiest administration in 100 years. Like you even needed more proof.
In case you missed it
Noble lies and perpetual war: Leo Strauss, the neo-cons, and Iraq
Are the ideas of the conservative political philosopher Leo Strauss a shaping influence on the Bush administration's world outlook? Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury - a leading scholarly critic of Strauss - and asks her about the connection between Plato's dialogues, secrets and lies, and the United States-led war in Iraq.

One Step Closer to a Cheney Impeachment
By Marjorie Cohn
Nine out of 23 Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee favor starting impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. Six of the nine are co-sponsors of H.R. 799, which contains three articles of impeachment.
Going Bankrupt
By Chalmers Johnson
Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic.
Worries That the Good Times Were Mostly a Mirage
The recent financial turmoil has many causes, but they are tied to a basic fear that some of the economic successes of the last generation may yet turn out to be a mirage. That helps explain why problems in the American subprime mortgage market could have spread so quickly through the world's financial system.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 26, 2008, 01:42:11 AM

In case you missed it
Bush-Hitler: Hypnotizing The Masses
By Russell M. Drake
Said by some to be more dangerous than Osama bin-Laden, he has been condemned as a "war maniac," called a "moron" by the Canadian prime minister's chief spokeswoman, ridiculed as "The English Patient" for his struggles with language, and likened to Adolf Hitler. Of all the labels hung on George W. Bush, the hardest to shake may be the comparison with Hitler.

The End of Privacy
By Elliot Cohen
The Bush administration appears to have changed its strategy and is devising a bold new plan that would strip away FISA protections in favor of a system of wholesale government monitoring of every American's Internet activities. Now the national director of intelligence is predicting a disastrous cyber-terrorist attack on the U.S. if this scheme isn't instituted.

Chomsky On World Ownership
By Michael Shank
Chomsky on how the U.S. government's belief in its ownership of the world shapes its foreign policy.
In case you missed it
The Myth of American Exceptionalism
By Howard Zinn - Video
Today, says Zinn, we have a president, who more than any before him, claims a special relationship with God. Zinn worries about an administration that deploys Christian zealotry to justify a war against terrorism, a war that in reality seems more about establishing a new beachhead in the oil-rich Middle East. He also sees great danger in Bush's doctrines of unilateralism and pre-emptive war, which mark a great leap away from international standards of morality.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 27, 2008, 11:36:41 AM

Dear Soldiers: Your Government Lied to You
By Aaron Glantz
When young American men and women sign up to serve in US military, our government makes a basic promise to them: that if they are wounded in the line of duty they will get the care they need. Unfortunately, for tens of thousands of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, that's a promise that only exists on paper.
===The Profile of a Third World Country
How Bush Destroyed the Dollar
By Paul Craig Roberts
It is difficult to know where Bush has accomplished the most destruction, the Iraqi economy or the US economy.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 27, 2008, 12:14:41 PM

More than 72,043 battlefield casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan:
The Pentagon officially reported 72,043 battlefield casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan through Jan. 5, 2008. In addition, VA hospitals and clinics have treated 263,909 unplanned patients from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,932
The War in Iraq Costs
See the cost in your community
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 28, 2008, 12:08:39 AM

Dead For Lies
By Cindy Sheehan
It is imperative that BushCo be impeached for past, present and future high crimes and misdemeanors. They have not only lied about the reasons for invading and occupying Iraq, but they have used their war of terror to redefine and lie about torture and commit unspeakable crimes against humanity.
What A Great Freakin' War!!

By David Michael Green
For months - nay, years! - I've been ranting about how screwed up the war in Iraq has been, and how disastrous have been its consequences. What a fool I've been! In reality, it's actually turned out pretty great.
The Doctrine of Blatancy
By M. Yawar Baig
The Doctrine of Blatancy works something like this: First identify our (US of A) area of benefit (where can we maximize our power and wealth?) Next look for locals who will collaborate with us to help achieve our ends. Of course there are always scraps from the table to be thrown to them. And most dogs are satisfied with that.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 29, 2008, 11:27:09 AM

Chief Rabbi Says Move Gazans to a Palestine in Sinai
By Saul Sadka
Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger has been quoted as calling for Gazans to be transferred to the Sinai Peninsula, to a Palestinian state which he said could be constructed for them in the desert.
Ethnic Cleansing?
 The Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel
Video Interview
Click to view
American Liberty Teetering on Edge of Abyss
By Paul Craig Roberts
"Your papers please" has long been a phrase associated with Hitler's Gestapo. People without the Third Reich's stamp of approval were hauled off to Nazi Germany's version of Halliburton detention centers. Today Americans are on the verge of being asked for their papers, although probably without the "please."

The Fear Factory
By Guy Lawson
The FBI now has more than 100 task forces devoted exclusively to fighting terrorism. But is the government manufacturing ghosts?
In Case You Missed It
The Power of Nightmares
Must See Video Documentary
In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares. The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares.
Bush Orders NSA To Snoop On US Agencies
Cyber attack fear used to expand spy grid
By Ashlee Vance in Mountain View
Not content with spying on other countries, the NSA (National Security Agency) will now turn on the US's own government agencies thanks to a fresh directive from president George Bush.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 30, 2008, 02:07:33 AM

Iraqi Occupation : One Day = $720 Million
2 Minute Video
The Iraq war has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of U.S. military personnel. It is also costing $720 Million dollars each day - dollars that could be spent in much more constructive ways.

"We Can't Afford to Let Them Spill the Beans"
Sibel Edmonds on Marc Grossman
By Gary Leupp
I am not one to easily embrace conspiracy theories, and in particular have found the idea that 9-11 was somehow an inside job too incredible for serious consideration. On the other hand, there are some very fishy aspects to some officials' behavior pertaining to the attacks.
Traffic Jam On The Highway To Hell
By Sheila Samples
I used to think Americans had been whipped by 9-11 terror confusion into some sort of national stupor. That's not so. We're trapped in a massive spiritual paralysis. Normal people are simply not equipped to deal with remorseless psychopaths.
A Culture Of Greed And Corruption
By Joseph M. Cachia
When greed masquerades as need through fraudulent pretences and means. we should not let our moral impulses betray us.
Liberty, Democracy, Brutality
By David Cronin
Many EU politicians treat Israel as a state that holds the highest European ideals dear. But this is hogwash.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 31, 2008, 01:54:25 AM

NATO Genocide in Afghanistan
By Ali Khan
Ali Khan argues that the internationally recognized crime of genocide applies to the intentional killings that NATO troops commit on a weekly basis in the poor villages and mute mountains of Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban.
West Will Never Beat Taliban
By Matt Wade Herald Correspondent in Islamabad and agencies
A FORMER head of Pakistan's military intelligence says Australia's troop deployment in Afghanistan is doomed to failure and has urged the Government to withdraw its forces as quickly as possible.
The Gulag Comes to America:
A Political Prisoner: The Don Siegelman Case
By Ernest Partridge
Today, Don Siegelman, former governor of the state of Alabama, sits in a federal prison, sentenced to a seven year term for bribery. Every day that Siegelman remains in prison every American citizen who openly dissents from the policies and protests the criminality of the Bush/Cheney regime is less free and more vulnerable to politically motivated prosecution.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 01, 2008, 02:59:39 AM

US Invasion And Occupation Killed One Million Iraqi's
More than one million Iraqis have been killed because of the war in Iraq since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003, according to a study published Wednesday.
Survey shows US invasion and occupation of Iraq has killed more than a million:
The last complete census in Iraq conducted in 1997 found 4.05 million households in the country, a figure ORB used to calculate that approximately 1.03 million people been killed as a result of the US war, the researchers found.

Testimony of a US ex-marine Who Served In Iraq
By Rosa Miriam Elizalde
"I'm 32 and I am a trained psychopathic murderer. The only things I can do are to sell youths the idea of joining the marines and kill. I am not able to keep a job. For me civilians are despicable people, mentally retarded and weak persons, a flock of sheep. I am their sheepdog. I am a predator. In the army they used to call me Jimmy, the Shark".

British Soldiers Accused of Torturing Iraqi Prisoners
By The Daily Mail
Death certificates to go before the court are said to state that corpses of Iraqis rounded up showed signs of "mutilation" and "torture".

US Oil Companies Offered Five Million Dollar Bribes To Iraqi MP's?
Reported today on Akhbar Alkhaleej newspaper
An Iraqi MP preferred to remain anonymous told the newspaper that highly confidential negotiations took place by representatives from American oil companies, offering $5 million to each MP who votes in favor of the Oil and Gas law.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 02, 2008, 01:42:31 AM

American Justice - To the Dark Side
We are all torturers now
4 Minute Video
This is the America that our leaders want us to be proud of?  This is the America we have built? This is who we are?
The Evolution of Evil
By Joel S. Hirschhorn
Activists and dissidents should understand that evil forces and tyrannical governments have evolved. Just as human knowledge and science expand, so do the strategies and instruments used by rulers, elites and plutocrats. By learning from history and using new technology they have smarter tools of tyranny.

Iniquities and Inequities of War
By Ray McGovern
I also thought of the two dozen Guantanamo detainees who tried to starve themselves to death two and a half years ago. They, too, were strapped onto gurneys, while thick plastic tubes were forced through their noses to force-feed enough nourishment to keep them alive, lest the Bush administration be embarrassed.
John McCain is Dr. Strangelove
1 Minute Video By Robert Greenwald
"There will be other wars" Click to view
"I Have ... A Cunning Plan"
By Lawrence Of Cyberia
We want all this land, but we don't want those Arab people what live on it. These days, you can't simply bundle people onto wagons and cart them away, you have to have a more positive policy that will sort of ... encourage ... people to leave. So ... how about if we pretend we want to get along with them, and start having talks about how we're all going to share the land. We could call it ... a peace process.
In Opposition To The Protect America Act
By Rep. Ron Paul, M.D.
The mis-named Protect America Act allows the US government to monitor telephone calls and other electronic communications of American citizens without a warrant. This clearly violates the Fourth Amendment the US Constitution.
Clinton Reflux Syndrome
By David Michael Green
There's one hell of a lot of clean-up that needs to be done in America, and that includes some serious payback to the criminals (read Republicans) and their enablers (read Democrats) who have looted the country blind.
Sitting Out the Election
By Mary Pitt
It is reminiscent of the summer months in television entertainment. All that we have to anticipate is a choice among reruns. On the Republican side, we are left with a Southern Baptist preacher who would prefer that we return to the dark ages, with witch-burning and stocks in the public square. Then there is John McCain who has nothing more to offer than the old men on Memorial Day, stuffed into their uniforms and trying to look as if they are ready to take the next hill.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 02, 2008, 09:44:39 AM

British Soldiers 'Tortured and Killed' 22 Iraqis
Out of the 31 people detained only nine survived and they claim they were subjected to torture.

Iraqis Are People, Too
3 Minute Video
Arrogance, Racism Or American Exceptionalism ? You decide.
===NATO winning battles, losing Afghanistan:
"Make no mistake", begins a new issue brief from non-partisan think-tank the Atlantic Council of the United States, "NATO is not winning in Afghanistan".
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 04, 2008, 04:21:00 PM

War in Iraq
Defeat Without End
By Robert C. Koehler
We've already failed in Iraq, and throughout the Middle East and Central Asia - failed with consequences beyond reckoning. God knows someone will have to take a swig of political courage and acknowledge it one of these days, simply to stop the lie - the lies, a governmental cluster bomb of them - from doing further harm.
Democracy Is a Beautiful Thing
By William Blum
Why was the primary vote for former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich so small when anti-Iraq war sentiment in the United States is supposedly so high?
Another World is Necessary
By Serene Assir
The Palestinian people of Gaza moved the world by breaking out and materially reclaiming their stolen freedom of movement, rights to travel to and from their country, and right to resist the illegal status imposed on them through occupation since 1967 and economic and near-total physical blockade since the democratic election of Hamas in the legislative election of January 2006.
Defending Israel to the "End Times"
By Bill Berkowitz
These are busy days for Christian Zionists.
Israeli Soldiers Speak Out
A searing interview with Avichai Sharon and Noam Chayut, both veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces and members of Breaking the Silence. - After thorough introspection, these young men have chosen to speak out about their experiences as self-described "brutal occupiers of a disputed land."
Hillary Clinton Again Lies about Iraq
By Stephen Zunes
In Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton lied again about Iraq.
Mukasey's Radical Worldview Is Now The Norm
By Glenn Greenwald
Mukasey explicitly embraces the most extreme theories of presidential omnipotence and lawlessness and displays as much Cheney-ite contempt for the notion of Congressional oversight as the Vice President himself. He repeatedly endorsed patently illegal behavior -- including torture -- and refused even to pretend that he cared what the Senate thought about any of it.
Stepford Republicans: All Caught on Tape!
By Jeff Cohen
Stepford Wives become robotically subservient only to their husbands; they pose no threat to the rest of us. But Stepford Republicans become subservient to right-wing forces of corporatism, war and prejudice. Once converted into mindless ideologues, Stepford Republicans are a threat to us all.
The Madness of John McCain
By Justin Raimondo
A militarist suffering from acute narcissism and armed with the Bush Doctrine is not fit to be commander in chief.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 05, 2008, 02:16:07 AM

George Bush Delivers The Horse's Head
By Mike Whitney

In the last two weeks, the Gulf leaders have watched nervously while the Federal Reserve has slashed rates by a whopping 125 basis points. The cuts are steadily eroding the $1 trillion of capital they have invested in US Treasuries and securities. Indeed, the price of friendship is quite high.
Bankers Gone Bonkers
Global Finance and the Insanity Defense
By Pam Martens
With Wall Street capital disappearing as fast as foreclosures are climbing, one foreign head of state had an epiphany. French President Nicholas Sarkozy advanced the idea recently that the global financial system is "out of its mind."
Disowned By The Ownership Society
By Naomi Klein
Washington think-tanker Grover Norquist predicted that the ownership society would be Bush's greatest legacy, remembered "long after people can no longer pronounce or spell Fallujah."

Yet in Bush's final State of the Union address, the once-ubiquitous phrase was conspicuously absent. And little wonder: rather than its proud father, Bush has turned out to be the ownership society's undertaker.
Leaked Classified Documents Show Bush Authorized US Troops In Iran And Syria
American military forces in Iraq were authorized to pursue former members of Saddam Hussein's government and terrorists across Iraq's borders into Iran and Syria, according to a classified 2005 document that has been made public by an independent Web site.
Torture Does Not Work, as History Shows
By Robert Fisk
"Torture works," an American special forces major - now, needless to say, a colonel - boasted to a colleague of mine a couple of years ago. It seems that the CIA and its hired thugs in Afghanistan and Iraq still believe this.
Why Were The Tapes Destroyed?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Many Americans are content with the 9/11 Commission Report, but the two chairmen of the commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton are not. Neither was commission member Max Cleland, a US Senator who resigned from the 9/11 Commission, telling the Boston Globe (November 13, 2003): "This investigation is now compromised."
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 06, 2008, 04:57:44 AM

Iraqi Scientist Gave CIA Information That Should Have Prevented War
By Agence France Presse (AFP)
When Saad Tawfiq watched then-US Secretary of state Colin Powell's presentation to the United Nations on February 5, 2003, he shed bitter tears as he realized he had risked his life and those of his loved ones for nothing.
Did Rumsfeld Authorize War Crimes?
The Secret Rules of Engagement in Iraq
By Stephen Soldz
Congress should demand access to these documents to determine the extent to which attacks resulting in civilian casualties were authorized, potentially providing insight into who was responsible for possible war crimes committed in the course of the occupation.
How to create an Angry American
Must watch 6 Minute Video
So what are you going to do about it? Click to view
War By Accident?
By Karen Kwiatkowski
Cheney lives, and he wants more war. According to former CIA officer Phil Giraldi, Cheney remains hard at work fomenting some kind of attack or even war with Iran - and beyond that, he and George W. Bush don't believe their own CIA's latest intelligence assessment on Iran, indicating, in short that when it comes to Iran, we have little to fear but fear itself.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 07, 2008, 12:20:48 AM

The Machine Gun of Capitalism
Dead soldiers, peak oil and mind-boggling profits; praise Jesus, the machine's still working
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
A flurry of pink slips fluttered over the job sector as corporate payrolls were sliced like sour pie. Foreclosures are skyrocketing and new home sales across the nation are plummeting faster than Britney Spears' serotonin levels.

A nasty recession is either creeping or flooding in, depending on your perspective and how recently you purchased your home and/or tried to dump your Google stock.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 08, 2008, 02:19:01 AM

The Bush Bust of '08
"It's All Downhill From Here, Folks" 
By Mike Whitney
The FDIC has begun the "death watch" on the many banks which are currently drowning in their own red ink.
Iraq's Tragic Future
By Scott Ritter
Rather than offering a word-for-word renouncement of the president's rosy assertions concerning Iraq, I will instead initiate a process of debunking the myth of American success by doing that which no politician, current or aspiring, would dare do: predict the failure of American policy in Iraq.
McCain: Straight Talk and Militarist Madness
By Justin Logan
In the New Hampshire primary, exit polls revealed that 38 percent of those voting in the Republican primary who "strongly disapprove" of the war in Iraq cast their ballot for John McCain.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 09, 2008, 02:03:13 AM

Top US Lawyer And UNICEF Data Reveal Afghan Genocide
By Dr Gideon Polya
Those Bush-ite and neo-Bush-ite politicians, military and Mainstream media executives complicit in the Afghan Genocide should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court.
Does The Brownshirt Party Have Aces Up Its Sleeve?
By Paul Craig Roberts
In a McCain Regime, Cheney will be back in office with another stint as Secretary of War. Norman "Bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran" Podhoretz will be Undersecretary for Nuclear War with General John "Nuke them" Shalikashvili as his deputy. Rudy Giuliani will be the Minister of Interior in charge of Halliburton's detention centers into which will be herded all critics of war and the police state. billy kristol will be chief White House spokesliar.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 15, 2008, 12:41:59 AM

Rule By Fear Or Rule By Law?
Lewis Seiler,Dan Hamburg
Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."
Exclusive! The FBI Deputizes Business
By Matthew Rothschild
The FBI has a new set of eyes and ears, and they're being told to protect their infrastructure at any cost. They can even kill without repercussion.
Following Orders
 By Mark A. Goldman
If I have my facts straight, Hitler killed only one person in his lifetime: himself. All the other atrocities that are attributed to him were carried out by people who were only following orders.
Most of Us Will Eat Shit Until the Day We Die
By Arthur Silber
You can call it Republican shit. You can call it Democratic shit. You can call it progressive shit. It's still shit. It's still murder, and torture, and criminal war, and a growing surveillance state. If you vote for the Democratic or the Republican candidate for president -- and if you vote for almost any of the candidates for national office -- you're voting for murder. You're voting for torture. You're voting for criminal war. You're voting for the growing surveillance state.
Court Declares Corporations Are People, Some Human Beings Are Not
By Jeffrey Kaplan
Two of three judges ruled the men -- because they are not U.S. citizens and, technically, were not imprisoned in the U.S. -- were not legally "persons" and, therefore, had no rights to violate.
Bush Calls on France for Help
War without end
By Paul Craig Roberts
War funding supports Bush's aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan and his continuing efforts to occupy both countries in order to turn them into puppet states.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 15, 2008, 10:28:20 AM

A Tidal Wave of Misery is Engulfing Iraq
By Michael Schwartz
The degradation of Iraq under the American occupation regime was what initially set in motion the forces that led to the exile of much of the country's most precious human resources- Without them, Iraq must continue its downward spiral toward a nation of slum cities.
The Chicken Doves
By Matt Taibbi
Elected to end the war, Democrats have surrendered to Bush on Iraq and betrayed the peace movement for their own political ends.
The US-NATO Preemptive Nuclear Doctrine
Trigger a Middle East Nuclear Holocaust to Defend "The Western Way of Life"
By Michel Chossudovsky
The controversial NATO sponsored report entitled "Towards a Grand Strategy for an Uncertain World: Renewing Transatlantic Partnership". calls for a first strike use of nuclear weapons. The preemptive use of nukes would also be used to undermine an "increasingly brutal World" as a means to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction:
Europeans See What America Cannot
By Eric Margolis
If impassioned claims by U.S. and Canadian politicians that the little Afghanistan war must by won at all costs, then why don't they stop orating, impose conscription, and send 400,000 soldiers, including their own sons, to fight in Afghanistan?
How The Spooks Took Over The News
By Nick Davies
Shadowy intelligence agencies are pumping out black propaganda to manipulate public opinion - and that the media simply swallow it wholesale.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 15, 2008, 05:31:04 PM

Waterboarding for God and Country
By Ray McGovern
After one spends 45 years in Washington, high farce does not normally throw one off balance. I found the past few days, however, an acid test of my equilibrium.
McCain Found a Tool With Which to Woo Conservative Republicans: Israel
By Shmuel Rosner
Senator Joe Lieberman is playing a role here. The staunchest Jewish supporter McCain has, Lieberman can promise both Jews and Evangelical voters that McCain is the candidate who will not abandon Israel (no wonder some people still think Lieberman is McCain's top pick for Vice President).
No Room For Two States
By Hassan Nafaa
The case for a single state solution for Palestine is irrefutable.
Out of America
By Rupert Cornwell
Whoever wins the presidency will most likely fail to take on the unholy trinity of arms manufacturers, the Pentagon, and Congress.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 15, 2008, 05:37:53 PM

In case you missed it
Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons
A Must Watch Video Documentary
Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq? Click to view
Terrorism is only terrorism when it is an act against an Israeli?:
Israeli minister hails killing of Hezbollah leader:
"I, of course, do not know who carried out the assassination of Imad, but he should be blessed," said Environment Minister Gideon Ezra
Terrorism is only terrorism when it is an act against Israel or US:
US lauds death of Hezbollah leader :
The United States has applauded the killing of Hezbollah leader Imad Moughniyah in a car bomb in Damascus, calling him a cold-blooded murderer responsible for many deaths.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 16, 2008, 12:39:27 AM

The Torture State's Domestic Face :
This sort of thing isn't supposed to happen -- at least not to attractive, middle-class, middle-aged American women
Document Shows Army Blocked Help for Soldiers:
A document from the Department of Veterans Affairs contradicts an assertion made by the Army surgeon general that his office did not tell VA officials to stop helping injured soldiers with their military disability paperwork at a New York Army post.

Talking to a Wall
Palestine in the Mind of America
By Kathleen and Bill Christison
The self-absorption evident during this meeting, the general "don't-rock-the-boat" posture, the overwhelming lack of concern for the victims of Israeli and U.S. power amount to a license to kill for the U.S. and its allies. The same unconcern allowed the United States to get away with killing millions of Vietnamese decades ago; it gives license to mass U.S. killing in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bringing Down The New Berlin walls
By John Pilger
John Pilger describes how the Palestinian breakout of Gaza offers inspiration for people struggling to bring down the new Berlin Walls all over the world.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 18, 2008, 12:14:34 AM

'Dodgy dossier' was 'wrong', its author says:
John Williams, a former Foreign Office aide, said last night that publication of his document would expose how members of Tony Blair's team were locked in a mindset that made military action inevitable.

US Elections: The Iraq Factor
By Ramzy Baroud
Obama, - has proven to be just as self-serving and easily manipulated as the rest.

If he can so readily support the starvation of 1.5 million people, who is to guarantee that he will not renounce his moral stances on issues pertaining to Iraq, Iran, and indeed America itself?

Congress's Betrayal of the American Worker
By Richard Backus
The public's inability or unwillingness to face up these betrayals will result in the destruction of the working class in the U.S.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 19, 2008, 12:12:26 AM

What Do We Stand For?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Do we Americans have any honor, any humanity, any integrity, any awareness of the crimes our government is committing in our name? Do we have a moral conscience?
UK: Secret Iraq Dossier Published
By Chris Ames
The government has been forced to publish the secret first draft of the Iraq WMD dossier written by a Foreign Office spin doctor.
Canada's Secret War in Iraq
By Richard Sanders
Most Canadians still proudly believe that their government refused to join the Iraq War. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here are some of the ways in which we joined the fray.
'Europeans Hide Behind the Unpopularity of President Bush'
An Interview with  Henry Kissinger
We are in a war against radical Islam that is trying to overthrow the moderate elements in the Islamic world and which is fundamentally challenging the secular structures of Western societies. All this is happening at a difficult period in European history.

More than one-third of illegal settlements built on private Palestinian land: Report
 The Associated Press
JERUSALEM: More than one-third of Israel's 122 West Bank settlements were built on land confiscated from private Palestinian owners on security grounds, including some erected after the Israeli Supreme Court outlawed such seizures three decades ago.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 20, 2008, 01:13:09 AM

CIA Attacks Inside Pakistan Without Approval
Unilateral Strike Called a Model For U.S. Operations in Pakistan
By Joby Warrick and Robin Wright
Independent actions by U.S. military forces on another country's sovereign territory are always controversial, and both U.S. and Pakistani officials have repeatedly sought to obscure operational details that would reveal that key decisions are sometimes made in the United States, not in Islamabad.
US Paying Insurgents Not to Fight
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Bush regime is paying Sunni insurgents $800,000 a day not to attack U.S. forces. That's right, 80,000 members of an "Awakening group," the "Sons of Iraq," a newly formed "U.S.-allied security force" consisting of Sunni insurgents, are being paid $10 a day each not to attack U.S. troops. Continue
Crusade of Surge and Siege
Homeland Born and Bred
By Manuel Valenzuela
What patriots used to call the United States of America, now named, simply, and appropriately, Amerika, a place where corporations enjoy more rights and protections than the People, where corporations - through their products and policies - help kill hundreds of thousands of human beings every year in the name of profit over people.
Slouching Towards Petroeurostan
By Pepe Escobar
It was a discreet, almost hush hush affair, but after almost three years of stalling and endless delays, it finally happened. Now more than ever, it may also signal a true geoeconomic earthquake - way beyond a potentially shattering blow to US dollar hegemony.
Time to Retire America's Failed Cuba Policy
By Sarah Stephens
Fidel Castro has announced his retirement. He will be replaced in a peaceful succession, without the violent upheaval that U.S. policy makers have been predicting since the 1960s.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 21, 2008, 02:04:43 AM

Disinformation Flies as US Raises Iran Bar
By Kaveh L Afrasiabi
A new report on Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is about to be released and US "pre-emptive" diplomacy, aimed at preventing an IAEA "clean bill of health" that could derail Washington's effort for a new round of UN sanctions on Iran, is at full throttle - with the timely help of disinformation.

Rigged Trials at Gitmo
By Ross Tuttle
Secret evidence. Denial of habeas corpus. Evidence obtained by waterboarding. Indefinite detention. The litany of complaints about the legal treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is long, disturbing and by now familiar. Nonetheless, a new wave of shock and criticism greeted the Pentagon's announcement on February 11 that it was charging six Guantánamo detainees, including alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, with war crimes--and seeking the death penalty for all of them.
Crusade of Surge and Siege
Cages of Conquest
By Manuel Valenzuela
To look inside one of America's gulags is to look back at dark history, to times of brutality and primitiveness, using the tunnel of hindsight to peer at the dungeons of the Roman Empire and of the Middle Ages, with their chained and caged collections of dissidents, enemies and scapegoats, their persecuted and tortured, and their sadism and thirst for blood.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 22, 2008, 12:57:31 AM

It's Time to Dump the Federal Reserve
The system is self-destructing.

By Mike Whitney
Many of the banks are technically insolvent already, hopelessly mired in their own red ink. Public confidence in the nations' financial institutions has never been lower. Monetary policy and deregulation have failed. The system is self-destructing.
How Labour Used The Law To Keep Criticism Of Israel Secret
By Richard Norton-Taylor
Exclusive: Concern over nuclear arsenal removed from Iraq dossier.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 23, 2008, 02:46:29 AM

More Lies From The Bush Fascists
By Paul Craig Roberts
Terrorists can only be stopped, Bush says, if Bush has the right to spy on everyone without any oversight by courts.
If Kosovo, Why Not Palestine?
By John Whitbeck
It is time for the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership to challenge the international community on Palestinian independence.
 UK troops accused of executions and torture in Iraq:
Lawyers for five Iraqis have accused British soldiers of mass executions and torture and called for a police investigation into an "atrocious episode" in British army history.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 24, 2008, 02:11:52 AM

Where's The Iraqi Voice?
By Noam Chomsky
According to Iraqis, there is hope of national reconciliation if the invaders, responsible for the internal violence, withdraw and leave Iraq to Iraqis.
In Tatters Beneath a Surge of Claims
Analysis by Ali al-Fadhily and Dahr Jamail
The Iraqi government has issued instructions to all security and health offices not to give out the body count to the media. Dozens of bodies are found every day across Baghdad, residents say. Morgue officials confirm this.
In Case You Missed It
Dahr Jamail - Beyond the Green Zone
Dahr Jamail - Unembedded Journalist talks about his amazing experiences reporting the Iraqi side of the war. Torture, white phosphorus and deadly attacks unfold in graphic stories of the American occupation.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 27, 2008, 01:04:00 AM

Confessions of a Gitmo Guard
A Nightmare World of Torture and Prison Guard Suicides
By Debbie Nathan
A psychiatrist who has treated former military personnel at Guantánamo prison camp is telling a story of prisoner torture and guard suicide there, recounted to him by a National Guardsman who worked at Guantánamo just after it opened.
How Did America Become a Country That Tortures?
By Cynthia Fuchs
Anything Goes: "Taxi to the Dark Side"
Inside the Fires of Imperialism
Through Middle East Eyes
By Manuel Valenzuela
Empires continuously seek to maintain and grow, not slow down and shrink. For this reason America will not slow down its imperial ambitions, just as it will only demand that its hegemony be allowed to expand. It will seek to crush all competition, just as will try to grow at the expense of the rest of the world.
America's Ghost Story
By James Carroll
Military power, that is, functions in America the way state religion has functioned in other societies. The Pentagon is the temple of this religion. It has dogmas, rituals, high priesthood, saints, cults of sacrifice, sacred language and a justifying narrative - what theologians call "salvation history."
Playing Politics With Intelligence:
Bush and his top associates have a tradition of selectively disclosing intelligence findings that serve their political agenda -- while aggressively asserting the need to keep secret the information that would tend to discredit them.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 01, 2008, 12:59:09 AM

US: Vets Break Silence on War Crimes
By Aaron Glantz
"Americans are bred deep into their psyches to think of America as a good country and, I think, much harder than just the hurdle of getting troops out of Iraq is to get Americans to realise the terrible things we do in the name of the United States."
The True Cost Of War
By Aida Edemariam
In 2005, a Nobel prize-winning economist began the painstaking process of calculating the true cost of the Iraq war. In his new book, he reveals how short-sighted budget decisions, cover-ups and a war fought in bad faith will affect us all for decades to come.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 10, 2008, 12:07:48 AM

McCain: Baghdad as dangerous as an American city :
McCain is either lying about Iraq, has no idea what's going on

The Meaning of Gaza's 'Shoah'
Israel Plots Another Palestinian Exodus
By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth
Gaza's depopulation, with the Strip squeezed on three sides until the pressure forces Palestinians to break out again into Egypt. This time, it may be assumed, there will be no chance of return.
The Silent Violence of Gaza's Suffering
That Candidates and Congress Ignore
By Ralph Nader
The world's largest prison-Gaza prison with 1.5 million inmates, many of them starving, sick and penniless-is receiving more sympathy and protest by Israeli citizens, of widely impressive backgrounds, than is reported in the U.S. press.
American Empire Comes At A Very High Price
By Cynthia Tucker
Not one of the remaining political candidates -- not Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, much less John McCain -- talks about significantly downsizing the military-industrial complex and decreasing our military footprint around the world. Superpowers are darned expensive, and the United States simply doesn't have the money for all that anymore.

An open source video compilation, Propaganda offers a critical look at the "mainstream" media, featuring interviews and lectures by Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Amy Goodman and much more. Click to view
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 11, 2008, 06:22:18 PM

Truce or Bloodbath
By Azzam Tamimi
A recent poll published in the Israeli daily Ha'aretz suggested that 64% of Israelis favoured a negotiated truce with Hamas. But in the past few days, a military onslaught that has so far claimed more than a hundred Palestinian lives, mostly women and children, has made it clear that the Israeli leadership is not interested in any peaceful exit from the current predicament..
Why Isn't Iraq in the 2008 Election?
By Noam Chomsky
The highly regarded British polling agency, Oxford Research Bureau, has just updated its estimate of deaths. Their new estimate a couple of days ago is 1.3 million. That's excluding two of the most violent provinces, Karbala and Anbar. On the side, it's kind of intriguing to observe the ferocity of the debate over the actual number of deaths. There's an assumption on the part of the hawks that if we only killed a couple hundred thousand people, it would be OK, so we shouldn't accept the higher estimates. You can go along with that if you like.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 14, 2008, 09:06:32 AM

I Inadvertently posted an incorrect website address for Mike Whitney's article in today's (13/03/08) newsletter.
The corrected copy is provided below.
Roubini's Nightmare Scenario;

By Mike Whitney

America is going broke and the rest of the world knows it. Bernanke is just speeding the country along the ever-steepening downward trajectory.
Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley

News You Won't Find On CNN

NOTICE: George W. Bush has issued Executive Orders allowing the National Security Agency to read this message and all other e-mail you receive or send---without warning, warrant or notice. Bush has ordered  this to be done without any legislative or judicial oversight.  You have no recourse nor protection save to call for the impeachment of President Bush and other government officials who are  involved in this illegal and unconstitutional activity.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 19, 2008, 12:27:28 AM

Children of Palestine and Israel

Cannon Fodder For The Rapture

By Robert Weitzel

John Hagee is not without fawning friends in Washington. Presidential hopeful John McCain made a campaign stop at the Summit and admitted to the audience that, "It's very hard trying to do the Lord's work in the city of Satan ..."

The Illusion of Democracy - If We Can Keep It

By Peter Chamberlin

We know today that many of the leading voices screaming for Muslim blood and total world war are respected religious leaders. Our greatest national leaders pretend to honor God and country by their outrageous plans for death and outright genocide, even though the apparent outcome of the neocon war will be the end of America as we know it. But that is the goal of the Armegeddon-loving preachers of the Christian-Zionist movement.

In case you missed it

The Despoiling of America

How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State

By Katherine Yurica

George W. Bush began to wield the sword of God's revenge with relish from the beginning of his administration, but most of us missed the sword play. I have taken the liberty to paraphrase an illustration from Leo Strauss, the father of the neo-conservative movement, which gives us a clue of how the hiding is done:


The Collapse of American Power

Paul Craig Roberts

In his famous book, The Collapse of British Power (1972), Correlli Barnett reports that in the opening days of World War II Great Britain only had enough gold and foreign exchange to finance war expenditures for a few months. The British turned to the Americans to finance their ability to wage war. Barnett writes that this dependency signaled the end of British power.


America Was Conned - Who Will Pay?

By Larry Elliott, economics editor

The crisis will only end when house prices stop falling and banks stop racking up huge losses on their loans. Doing that, however, will require the US government to intervene directly in the real estate market to end the wave of foreclosures. Ideologically, it is ill-equipped to take that step and, as a result, property prices will fall and the financial meltdown will go on and on.


Bush Consolidates the National Security State

By Tom Burghardt

The Washington Post revealed Friday that the FBI is continuing its systematic violation of Americans' Fourth Amendment guarantees against "unreasonable searches and seizures."


NATO air strikes leave 32 civilians, 18 rebels dead in occupied S Afghanistan :

"It was Monday afternoon when villagers were busy in playing local game the stone throwing in Marmal village of Sangin district, suddenly the aircraft of the NATO-led Occupation Force appeared and dropped bombs, killing 50 on the spot," Hajji Dad Mohammada told Xinhua.


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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 03, 2008, 05:20:17 AM

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,251,944"
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 4,127
The War And Occupation Of Iraq Costs

See the cost in your community
Bush Must Be Stopped Before Starting War With Iran
An attack on Iran by either the U.S. or Israel and the ensuing regional war will propel us into the Armageddon-type scenario in the Middle East relished by the lunatic fringes of the radical Christian right.

And so, we barrel mindlessly toward a Dr. Strangelove self-immolation.
We Lie and Bluster About Our Nukes - And Then Wag Our Fingers At Iran
By George Monbiot
By failing to disarm and breaking the rules when it suits, nuclear states are driving proliferation as much as Ahmadinejad.
Held Hostage For Six Years In Guantanamo
Sami El Haj, Al Jazeera Journalist, Tells His Story
By Silvia Cattori
Standing straight and tall, an impressive and deeply introspective man, Sami El Haj walks with a limp and the help of a walking stick. Neither laughter nor smiles light up the refined face of this man, old before his time.

 A deep sadness pervades him. He was 32 years old when, in December 2001, his life, like that of tens of thousands of other Muslims, became a horrific nightmare.

The struggle against Jerusalem's quiet ethnic cleansing
Palestinians Face Home Demolitions Spree By Israel
By Jonathan Cook
In the first hours of dawn, Nader Elayan was woken by a call from a neighbour warning him to hurry to the house he had almost finished building. By the time he arrived, it was too late: a bulldozer was tearing down the walls. More than 100 Israeli security guards held back local residents.
The Real State of the US Economy
 Henry Paulson Has Lost  Control Over US Finance
 By William F. Engdahl
Behind the reassuring statements from Paulson and others that the "worst is over" the reality of the credit collapse since August 2007 is a deepening economic contraction which I have said several times in this space will surpass the Great Depression of the 1929-1938 period.
Economic Free Fall?
By William Greider
The nation, meanwhile, is flirting with historic catastrophe. Nobody yet knows how bad it is, but the peril is vastly larger than previous episodes, like the savings and loan bailout of the late 1980s.

The dangers are compounded by the fact that the United States is now utterly dependent on foreign creditors--Japan and China lead the list--who have been propping us up with their lending.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 05, 2008, 09:07:12 AM

 The Ticking Iraqi Clock
By John Bruhns
It's crucial for us all understand the Iraqi insurgency has been disguised by the Bush Administration as AQI -- Al Qaeda in Iraq .

Catchy name isn't it -- and oh what a convenient excuse to keep the war going.

Let's justify the last 5+ years of death and destruction by lumping the violent reaction of the Iraqi people to an occupation of their land into the same category as those who orchestrated and carried out 9/11.
Home Truths You'll Never Read in the Press
Who's Really Running Iraq?
The success of 'the Surge' is becoming almost received wisdom in the US. This is strange since, if the US strategy did win such an important victory, why do America generals need more soldiers, currently 147,000 of them, in Iraq than they did before 'the  Surge' started?
Did McCain's Foreign-policy Advisor Profit From the Iraq War?
By Mark Benjamin
In a confidential memo, a company tells investors consultant Randy Scheunemann can help it win Iraqi oil contracts -- because he was a "key player" in getting the U.S. to invade.

Producing Christian ambassadors for Israel:
For the fifth consecutive year, New York-based evangelical Christian ministry Eagles' Wings brought a group of high-achieving Christian students to Israel this week for a three-week-long trip aimed at forging deeper bonds between participants and the State of Israel

FBI Was Told To Blame Anthrax Scare On Al Qaeda By White House
"They really wanted to blame somebody in the Middle East," the retired senior FBI official told The News.
Journalists, Their Lying Sources, and the Anthrax Investigation
By Glenn Greenwald
The death of government scientist Bruce Ivins has generated far more questions about the anthrax attacks than it has answered. I want to return to the role the establishment media played in obfuscating the anthrax investigation for so long and, at times, aiding in what was clearly the deliberate deceit on the part of Government sources.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 07, 2008, 04:17:40 AM

The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today
By John Pilger
Catching war criminals is fashionable again. Radovan Karadzic stands in the dock, but Sharon and Olmert, Bush and Blair do not. Why not? The memory of Hiroshima requires an answer
Baghdad, 5 Years On
The Killing Fields
Video by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad.
 One Baghdad's killings fields on the edge of Sadr City. The scene of thousands of sectarian murders over the last three years, it is a desolate and evil place: 'Only the killers and the killed ever come here' says Abdul-Ahad. Here in the thousands of unmarked graves lie the victims of militia gangs.
Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act
By Steve Watson
Amazing revelations have emerged concerning already existing government plans to overhaul the way the internet functions in order to apply much greater restrictions and control over the web.
Gitmo Detainees Subject to Detention Even if Acquitted: Pentagon
Some detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will likely never be released because of the danger they pose, and those tried and acquitted will still be subject to continued detention as enemy combatants, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.
The Irrelevancy of the Gitmo Trials
By Jacob G. Hornberger
If the Pentagon can continue imprisoning a defendant who has been acquitted, then what's the point of a trial? Isn't the trial more in the nature of a show trial, similar to those conducted by the Soviet Union?
In Case You Missed it
Gun-at-the-head Diplomacy
This War Came From a Think Tank
By Jochen Boelsche,
It was in no way a conspiracy. As far back as 1998, ultra right US think tanks had developed and published plans for an era of US world domination, sidelining the UN and attacking Iraq. These people were not taken seriously. But now they are calling the tune.


"Neocon Flap Highlights Jewish Divide"
By Alan Hart
Commentators should stop equating Zionism with Judaism. The difference between the two, why they are total opposites, is THE key to understanding who must do what and why for justice and peace in the Middle East.
Only We Can End the Conflict
An Israeli Jew in Gaza
By Jeff Halper
n another few days, I will sail on one of the Free Gaza movement boats from Cyprus to Gaza. The mission is to break the Israeli siege, an absolutely illegal siege which has plunged a million and a half Palestinians into wretched conditions: imprisoned in their own homes, exposed to extreme military violence, deprived of the basic necessities of life, stripped of their most fundamental human rights and dignity. The siege violates the most fundamental principle of international law: the inadmissibility of harming civilian populations.

Racism and Genocide
Lies of Our Times
By James Petras
One of the hallmarks of totalitarian ideologues is the use of the big lie: a virulent attack on a defenseless group and then a categorical denial turning victims into executioners and executioners into victims.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on August 10, 2008, 06:06:55 AM

 United by Misery:
Two Boys from Gaza and Nilin
By Ramzy Baroud
Ahmed Moussa was a 12-year-old Palestinian boy from the West Bank village of Nilin, near Ramallah. Mohamed Bahloul is a 12-year-old Palestinian boy from Gaza City.

The former was shot and killed 29 July by Israeli forces following a peaceful protest against the Israeli apartheid wall.

The latter is awaiting death in a dilapidated hospital in Gaza.

The Mask of Altruism Disguising a Colonial War
 Oil will be the driving factor for military intervention in Sudan
 By John Laughland
The absence of anti-war scepticism about the prospect of sending troops into Sudan is especially odd in view of the fact that Darfur has oil.

For two years, campaigners have chanted that there should be "no blood for oil" in Iraq, yet they seem not to have noticed that there are huge untapped reserves in both southern Sudan and southern Darfur.
War between Russia and Georgia orchestrated from USA
By Pravda
Russian officials believe that it was the USA that orchestrated the current conflict. The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, believes that the current conflict is South Ossetia is very reminiscent to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo.
Tape: Top CIA official confesses order to forge Iraq-9/11 letter came on White House stationery
By John Byrne
In damning transcript, ex-CIA official says Cheney likely ordered letter linking Hussein to 9/11 attacks.
Showdown with Nancy Pelosi
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on the ballot
By John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writer
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan qualified Friday for a November showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, collecting the signatures needed to get on the ballot as an independent candidate for Congress. - While Sheehan said Friday that she has raised more than $300,000 for the race, Pelosi had collected more than $2.3 million by the end of June and had $455,138 in the bank.
In Plain English
Why the Drug War is a Crime against Humanity Explained
By Carmen Yarrusso
Like the Iraq war and the "war on terror", the so-called "drug war" is a government contrived "war" based on lies that generates massive profits for a few while causing massive suffering for many.
How To Blow It
By Michael Moore
It's the most winnable presidential election in American history - but the Democrats are old hands at losing. Michael Moore offers some helpful hints on how they might gift it all to the Republicans.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 12, 2008, 04:38:34 PM

On the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights.
We Celebrate 60 Years of Failure
By Cindy Sheehan
Human rights have been converted from a noble goal into an instrument of foreign policy used by
rich and powerful nations against the poorest and weakest people of the world.

U.S. Keeps Silent as Afghan Ally Removes War Crime Evidence
By Tom Lasseter
Seven years ago, a convoy of container trucks rumbled across northern Afghanistan loaded with a human cargo of suspected Taliban and al Qaida members who'd surrendered to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, an Afghan warlord and a key U.S. ally in ousting the Taliban regime.
In case you missed it:
Afghan Massacre : The Convoy of Death
In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 16, 2009, 01:59:23 AM

Gaza Witness Reports

Al Naakba 2009

By Vittorio Arrigoni;

They parade in fear, their eyes looking upwards, surrendering to the sky showering terror and death upon them,
fearing the earth that keeps shaking under every step they take, opening craters where there were houses, schools,
universities, markets, hospitals, and burying their lives within them forever.


Ismail Haniyeh: My message to the West -

Israel Must Stop the Slaughter

By Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of Gaza

Ultimately, the Palestinians are a people struggling for freedom from occupation and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees to their villages from which they were expelled. Whatever the cost, the continuation of Israel's massacres will neither break our will nor our aspiration for freedom and independence.


'War on Terror' Was a Mistake, says Miliband

By Julian Borge

Foreign secretary argues west cannot kill its way out of the threats it faces.

"There Will Be Another War"

Norman Finkelstein - Hezbollah, the Honour of Lebanon:

This Is A Must Watch 9 Minute Video

Norman Finkelstein, talks about the Lebanese militia Hezbollah and openly supports and praises their resistance: "They (Hezbollah) show courage, they show discipline, I respect that"

Israel's Free Ride Ends
As Israel pulverises Gaza, questions and doubts about Israeli policy are becoming more prominent in the American media
By Michelle Goldberg
It's a common, almost clichéd observation that the American media is less critical of Israeli policy than the Israeli media. In mainstream American depictions of the ceaseless misery of the Middle East, Israeli righteousness and Arab violence are routinely emphasised. The reality of Israeli settlements and Palestinian suffering have been, at best, a footnote.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 05, 2009, 02:26:07 AM

Barbaric Israel

By Glen Ford
A nation that has violated "every norm of civilized behavior and international law" since its founding in 1948 is held virtually blameless by the U.S. corporate media - Israel sycophants of the lowest order. "Now members of the Israeli Defense Force themselves are coming forward to admit that they committed war crimes" - but the U.S. press is censoring their confessions!

Changing The Rules Of War
By George Bisharat
Israel has a lengthy history of unpunished abuses of international law - among the most flagrant its decades-long colonization of the West Bank. To its credit, much of the world has refused to ratify Israel's violations. Unfortunately, our government is an exception, having frequently provided diplomatic cover for Israel's abuses. Our diplomats have vetoed 42 U.N. Security Council resolutions to shelter Israel from the consequences of its often illegal behavior.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 21, 2009, 01:00:29 AM

CIA Waterboarded al-Qaida Suspects 266 Times
By Matthew Weaver and agencies
The CIA waterboarded two al-Qaida terror suspects a total of 266 times, according to a report that suggests the use of the torture technique was much more extensive than previously thought.

Will Obama Wash Bush's Dirty Laundry?
"President Obama, You Are Wrong"
By Keith Olbermann:
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's "Special Comment" Takes on President Obama's decision not to prosecute CIA Interrogators for torture.

'America Lives in a Fascist State' - Trend Forecaster
By Russia Today
The merger of corporate and government powers in modern America is plain and simple fascism, believes Gerald Celente, the founder of the Trends Research Institute and publisher of Trends Journal.
Major Scandal Erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC
By Glenn Greenwald
Back in October, 2006, Time reported that the DOJ and FBI were investigating whether Harman and AIPAC  "violated the law in a scheme to get Harman reappointed as the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee" and "the probe also involves whether, in exchange for the help from AIPAC, Harman agreed to help try to persuade the Administration to go lighter on the AIPAC officials caught up in the ongoing investigation.

US Attack Kills Women, Children :
As many as eight people, including women and children were killed and several others injured in the suspected US drone attack on Gangi Khel area of Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan Agency on Sunday morning, locals said.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 23, 2009, 03:59:46 AM

British soldiers 'tortured and murdered 20 Iraqis, then covered it up with firefight claim':
They were taken away to a camp where they were beaten with a rusty tent pole, punched, slammed against walls, denied water, blasted with loud music, and forced to strip naked in the presence of a woman, the court heard. The next day, only nine men from the group captured remained alive - and 20 corpses were returned to their families.

Major Charles Burney Confirms Torture Was Carried Out to Get False Iraq-al Qaeda Link:
The Senate Armed Services Committee report does a very good job of describing the process by which Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld drove prisoner interrogation techniques into the realm of torture.

Torture orders 'came from the top':
TOP US officials, not a "few bad apples" of low rank, were behind harsh military interrogation tactics that spread from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan to Iraq, a new Senate report says.,27574,25370033-401,00.html
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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 07, 2009, 03:53:15 AM

Who Will Stop the AIPAC Jews Before it is Too Late?
By Medea Benjamin
While I was being tackled by security guards at Washington's Convention Center during the AIPAC conference for unfurling a banner that asked "What about Gaza?," my heart was aching.

In pictures: US Afghanistan attack kills more than 100

Change.... What Change?
US Afghan Strikes Kill 100, 'Mostly Civilians'
Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Younus Rasouli said he had seen the bodies of 20 children brought by villagers to the provincial capital, also called Farah.
'Dozens of bodies' found in Afghan area hit by US attack:
The International Committee of the Red Cross reported on Wednesday that its officials saw women and children among dozens of bodies in two villages targeted by air strikes. A former Afghan government official said up to 120 people died in the bombing on Monday night.
In case you missed it
Breaking The Silence
Video By Award winning journalist John Pilger
A hard hitting special report into the "war on terror" Click to view
Afghans to Obama
Get Out, Take Karzai With You
By Patrick Cockburn
Suppose the president's motorcade this week had taken a different route and headed, not for the airport, but for the southern outskirts of Kabul, he would soon have experienced the limits of his government's authority.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 14, 2009, 01:46:18 AM

List of 140 Afghan Killed In US Attack Includes 93 Children
By Reuters
The list, obtained by Reuters, bears the endorsement of seven senior provincial and central government officials, including an Afghan two-star general who headed a task force dispatched by the government to investigate the incident.
Barack Obama - Mass Murderer
By Dan Spielberg
If you are a poor, hapless Afghan civilian whose family's bodies were ripped apart by U.S. bombs, does it really make a difference to you if the air "strikes" were ordered by the Moron from Texas, George W Bush, or the Agent of Change, Barack Obama? I would think not.
===The Hidden Hand of Dick Cheney
By Juan Cole
Out of office, he continues to push his tortured version of reality -- and his vision of an imperial presidency -- and there are signs he is succeeding.

Pelosi The Enabler
By Robert Scheer
Should the members of the 9/11 Presidential Commission not have been informed that two of the "key witnesses" upon whom their report was based had provided the information critical to the report's conclusions only after being waterboarded a total of 266 times?

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Post by: hope on May 14, 2009, 04:51:18 AM

This one is interesting...agh how our govt fools people!!!!!

Family of Secrets
This is a must listen
By Guns and Butter
"Family of Secrets", The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put It In The White House, and What Their Influence Means For America, with author Russ Baker.


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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 15, 2009, 12:40:04 AM

Who Rules America?
By Paul Craig Roberts
What do you suppose it is like to be elected president of the United States only to find that your power is restricted to the service of powerful interest groups?
Lawrence Wilkerson Drops an Iraq-Torture Bombshell
By Bob Fertik
What I have learned is that as the administration authorized harsh interrogation in April and May of 2002 -- well before the Justice Department had rendered any legal opinion -- its principal priority for intelligence was not aimed at pre-empting another terrorist attack on the U.S. but discovering a smoking gun linking Iraq and al-Qa'ida.

Why Don't We Care About Sri Lanka?
By Dean Nelson
Western governments and societies are always quick to condemn atrocities in the Middle East and Africa. But there's been a lack of comparable outrage over the events in Sri Lanka.

War crimes against children: new report on the 313 children killed during Gaza attack:
A new report released today reveals the true extent of child killings by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip during its 23 day offensive on Gaza between 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009.
1,400 dead · 5000 homes destroyed · Remember Gaza 16 May:
National Demonstration Saturday 16 May. Assemble 12noon Malet St London WC1E 7HY March to Trafalgar Square
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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 16, 2009, 05:18:22 AM

New 'Prisoner Abuse' Photographs Emerge Despite US Bid to Block Publication
By Alex Spillius in Washington
Graphic photographs of alleged prisoner abuse, thought to be among up to 2,000 images Barack Obama is trying to prevent from being released, emerged yesterday.
In Case You Missed It
Abu Ghraib - The Sequel
This is a must watch video
These are the photos the American Government doesn't want you to see. While researching a story on guards at Abu Ghraib, I obtained a copy of the unreleased photographs and videos. Taken at the same time as the photos released in 2004 and often of the same abuses, this is the first time they have been shown to the public.
Will They Hate Us for the Secret Photographs?
By Jacob G. Hornberger
What are Obama and the Pentagon using as an excuse to keep these photographs secret? They're saying that foreigners will get angry if they see photographic evidence of bad things that U.S. officials have been doing to foreigners as part of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11. Isn't that an implicit admission that foreigners do get angry over the bad things that the U.S. government does as part of its foreign policy?
We Tortured To Justify War
By Joe Conason
Dick Cheney keeps saying "enhanced interrogation" was used to stop imminent attacks, but evidence is mounting that the real reason was to invent evidence linking Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida.
Rumsfeld Remained
 You're A War Criminal
 At the entrance to the White House Correspondents Dinner, Donald Rumsfeld remained by Codepink "You're A War Criminal"
"Get Out of Iraq. Get Out Afghanistan"
"Come Home America."
By Dennis Kucinich
"Don't tell the American people that you are ending the war by continuing to fund the war. Don't tell the American people that the war will end when their plans leave 50, 000 troops in Iraq. Don't tell the American people that the way out of Afghanistan is to escalate our presence.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 14, 2009, 04:19:06 AM

"Myth America

10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution"

By Cindy Sheehan

It's time to break the sick relationship that we have with the Robber Class and do something about it! They can only rob us, if we allow them to.


The Israel Project's Secret Hasbara Handbook Exposed

By: Richard Silverstein

Anyone who wants to get inside the head of the Israel lobby must read this document. I know my enthusiasm will mark me as a real I-P wonk, but this is the real deal and worth spending some time parsing and deconstructing.


Desperate Fanatics
The ADL Pounds The Table!

The ADL's shift in emphasis from justifiably combating bigotry (the "old" anti-Semitism) to being an advocate for Israel by suppressing critics and criticism of Israel's misconduct (the "new" anti-Semitism) has been dramatic.


Stop The Presses! The CIA Lied

By Emile Schepers

The C.I.A. was invented to spread lies, and to do a lot of other, worse things. It came into being after the end of the Second World War, when U.S. foreign policy was revamped to fight the Cold War, started out lying and has never stopped.


Cheney, the CIA, and Congress: Now What?

By Mcjoan

Senators are shocked, shocked I say, to discover that Dick Cheney directed the CIA to lie to them about a post-9/11 intelligence program. Certainly no one could have foreseen that.


THE CIA Assassination Program

By Adam Serwer

Siobhan Gorman reports in the Wall Street Journal that the CIA program recently disclosed to Congress by Leon Panetta was designed to target high-level Al Qaeda leaders for assassination--something the CIA has been explicitly barred from doing since the Ford administration.

I've Seen 1,200 Torture Photos

By David Swanson

Prisoner with an ID (153399) is shown missing a good portion of his head. This is one of a number of dead bodies shown in the photographs.

SBS (the Australian news outlet) found an Army report on his death and concluded that these dead prisoners had likely been shot by guards during a riot or murdered by guards in other circumstances.

Others have claimed mortar attacks from outside the prison are to blame.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on June 08, 2010, 05:34:23 AM


Children Of Gaza
Are You Brave Enough To Witness Life In Gaza?
Must Watch Documentary
Surrounded by the remnants of the demolished Gaza Strip and increasingly isolated by the blockade that prevents anyone from rebuilding their homes and their lives, Children of Gaza is a shocking, touching and uniquely intimate reflection on extraordinary courage in the face of great adversity.

Becoming Gods
 Ethnically Cleansing Palestinians
 By Chris Hedges.
 Excerpts from a speech by Chris Hedges.
The Tacitus Principle:
How Israel and its Apologists Defend the Indefensible
By Élise Hendrick
How to Lie With Sources: Terrorist Charities and Bogus "Intelligence Reports"

The Truth Behind the Israeli Propaganda
By Robert Fisk
The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists - and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships - are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli journalists are writing about the killings with the courage that Western journalists should demonstrate.
The Hijacking of the Truth: Film Evidence 'Destroyed'
By Catrina Stewart
Soldiers fired down on the protesters from the helicopters before an Israeli soldier had even set foot on the ship. A man next to him was shot through the top of his head, dying instantly.
The Audacity of Israel
By Cindy Sheehan
We here in the U.S. need to demand that our tax dollars stop going to help Israel violently occupy Palestine and help Israel be a major destabilization force in the region, but we also need to look at our own complicity.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 27, 2010, 03:58:49 AM

Afghanistan War Logs:
Massive Leak of Secret Files Exposes Truth of Occupation
By Nick Davies and David Leigh
Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troops · Covert unit hunts leaders for 'kill or capture' · Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato · Read the Guardian's full war logs investigation
How US Marines Sanitised Record of Bloodbath
By Declan Walsh
War logs show how marines gave cleaned up accounts of incident in which they killed 19 civilians.
Secret CIA Paramilitaries' Role in Civilian Deaths
By David Leigh
Innocent Afghan men, women and children have paid the price of the Americans' rules of engagement.
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Endgame in Afghanistan:
'It's Taken a Year to Move 20km'
As the war in Afghanistan enters its final chapter, Sean Smith's brutal, uncompromising film from the Helmand frontline shows the horrific chaos of a stalemate that is taking its toll in blood

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A Plea for Common Sense

Why NATO Should Withdraw from Afghanistan
By Christoph Schwennicke
It is difficult for politicians to admit they were wrong. But when it comes to Afghanistan, the consequences of not doing so could be high. It is time for the West to cut its losses and withdraw.
"The Real Terrorist Was Me"

Speech By War Vetran
Video & Transcript
Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 12, 2010, 10:07:50 AM

Killing Each Taliban Soldier Costs $50 Million


Killing 20 Taliban costs $1 Billion / Killing all the Taliban would cost $1.7 Trillion


By Matthew Nasuti


The Pentagon will not tell the public what it costs to locate, target and kill a single Taliban soldier because the price-tag is so scandalously high that it makes the Taliban appear to be Super-Soldiers. As set out in this article, the estimated cost to kill each Taliban is as high as $100 million, with a conservative estimate being $50 million. A public discussion should be taking place in the United States regarding whether the Taliban have become too expensive an enemy to defeat.

 Each month the Pentagon generates a ream of dubious statistics designed to create the illusion of progress in Afghanistan. In response this author decided to compile his own statistics. As the goal of any war is to kill the enemy, the idea was to calculate what it actually costs to kill just one of the enemy. The obstacles encountered in generating such a statistic are formidable. The problem is that the Pentagon continues to illegally classify all negative war news and embarrassing information. Regardless, some information has been collected from independent sources. Here is what we know in summary and round numbers:

1. Taliban Field Strength: 35,000 troops
2. Taliban Killed Per Year by Coalition forces: 2,000 (best available information)
3. Pentagon Direct Costs for Afghan War for 2010: $100 billion
4. Pentagon Indirect Costs for Afghan War for 2010: $100 billion

Using the fact that 2,000 Taliban are being killed each year and that the Pentagon spends $200 billion per year on the war in Afghanistan, one simply has to divide one number into the other. That calculation reveals that $100 million is being spent to kill each Taliban soldier. In order to be conservative, the author decided to double the number of Taliban being killed each year by U.S. and NATO forces (although the likelihood of such being true is unlikely). This reduces the cost to kill each Taliban to $50 million, which is the title of this article. The final number is outrageously high regardless of how one calculates it.

To put this information another way, using the conservative estimate of $50 million to kill each Taliban: It costs the American taxpayers $1 billion to kill 20 Taliban. As the U.S. military estimates there to be 35,000 hard-core Taliban and assuming that no reinforcements and replacements will arrive from Pakistan and Iran: Just killing the existing Taliban would cost $1.75 Trillion.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 26, 2010, 05:28:29 AM

Torture, Killing, Children Shot
How the US Tried to Keep it all Quiet

Reports by Emily Dugan, Nina Lakhani, David Randall, Victoria Richards and Rachel Shields

Today, seven and a half years on from the order to invade, the largest leak in history has shown, far more than has been hitherto known, just what was unleashed by that declaration of war. The Iraqi security services tortured hundreds, and the US military watched, noted and emailed, but rarely intervened. Continue


The Shaming of America

By Robert Fisk

As usual, the Arabs knew. They knew all about the mass torture, the promiscuous shooting of civilians, the outrageous use of air power against family homes, the vicious American and British mercenaries, the cemeteries of the innocent dead. All of Iraq knew. Because they were the victims. Continue


WikiLeaks and Assange Honored

By Ray McGovern

You are not likely to learn this from the "mainstream media," but WikiLeaks and its leader Julian Assange have received the 2010 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) award for their resourcefulness in making available secret U.S. military documents on the Iraq and Afghan wars. Continue

US airstrike kills 50 Afghan civilians: At least 50 civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the Taliban have announced.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,366,350"

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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 27, 2010, 05:43:57 PM

WikiLeaks Exposes Rumsfeld's Lies

By Ellen Knickmeye

Recent revelations by WikiLeaks show how top American leaders lied, knowingly, to the American public, to American troops, and to the world. Ellen Knickmeyer on the carnage she saw as Baghdad bureau chief. Continue

A Worse Record Than Saddam's

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Fewer and fewer global citizens now believe the rapturous anthems and sombre panegyrics of God's own America. Continue


Israel is Relieved Not to be The Only War Criminal

By Gideon Levy

The voice of joy, the voice of rejoicing is heard in Israel: The Americans and British have also committed for war crimes, not only us. Continue

'US troops beheaded Iraqi detainee',: American forces decapitated an Iraqi last year on the order of their higher-up, show recently-exposed US military documents.

Tea Party Backing Candidate Who Allegedly Shot Unarmed Iraqis 60 Times

By Eric W. Dolan

A Tea Party-backed candidate who allegedly murdered two unarmed Iraqis could win a seat in the House of Representatives. Continue

Israel Ranks Among Western World's Most Corrupt Countries:

By Lior Dattel and Reuters

Receiving a score of 6.1 out of 10 Israel is in 22nd place out of 33 OECD members; meanwhile, U.S. drops out of top 20 least corrupt countries. Continue

Believe It Or Not?
Pentagon in Charge of Aid to Israel?

By Yitzhak Benhorin

Republicans considering transferring Israeli security aid budget from State Department to Pentagon, in order to ensure it continues while enabling them to stop money flow to other countries. Continue

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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 20, 2010, 03:06:06 PM

Pentagon Blows up Thousands of Homes in Afghanistan
Repeating the horrors of the Vietnam War

By Brian Becker

The Obama-ordered surge in Afghanistan has been secretly blowing up thousands of homes and leveling portions of the Afghan countryside.

4 Common Myths about the War on Terrorism

By Reese Erlich

The US will never win the War on Terrorism. The term will simply fade into the history books, along with the empire itself.

Defend Julian Assange

By WikiLeaks Staff Editorial

Because of the nature of the work performed by WikiLeaks both the organization and Julian Assange are constantly under attack.

The 'Porno Scanners'
A Bizarre Tale of Graft and Sleazy Political Opportunism

By Michael Collins

Chertoff was caught red handed shilling for full body scanners on behalf of a company that was a client of Chertoff's consulting company.

Welcome to America: Airport staff 'exposed woman's breasts, laughed':

A WOMAN is suing over an incident where airport staff allegedly pulled down her top and joked about her breasts in public view.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 29, 2010, 08:33:19 AM

WikiLeaks Under Attack; No Comment From State Department
By Chris Good
Scanned front page of Monday's Der Spiegel quotes officials calling Ahmadinejad 'Hitler'.


Israel Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran
WikiLeaks: Netanyahu Warned U.S. Iran 'Months Away' From Nuclear Bomb
By Haaretz Service
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed in 2009 that Iran was months away from achieving military nuclear capability, classified documents released by WikiLeaks on Sunday quote a State Department official as saying.


Oceans of Blood and Profits for the Mongers of War
By Robert Fisk
Coming soon to a war near you; oceans of blood, bodies torn to shreds, of course. But bring your credit card. Or a cheque book. It's big business. And there may be profits.


Der Spiegel: US officials called Ahmadinejad 'Hitler':
According to the German daily, while French President Nicolas Sarkozy is the emperor who has no clothes. The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is "motivated by paranoia", the report says.,7340,L-3991029,00.html

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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 01, 2010, 12:03:12 AM


Fabricating Terror
By Paul Craig Roberts
The United States of America, "the city upon the hill," "the light unto the world," has become Nazi Germany.
US Cable Confirms US Killed Women and Children In Yemen
By Michael Isikoff
The U.S. media paid scant attention in June when Amnesty International released a report charging that U.S. cruise missiles carrying cluster bombs had struck the village of al Majalah in southern Yemen on Dec. 17, 2009, killing 41 civilians, including 14 women and 21 children.

UN slams US over 'espionage' revelations:
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman says organization will take up issue 'with our US counterparts on various levels'. White House: Stealing of classified information a crime, Obama 'not pleased',7340,L-3991785,00.html

WikiLeaks: family unable to see suspect Bradley Manning:
The family of Bradley Manning, a suspect in the passing of secret documents to WikiLeaks, have been unable to visit him in jail despite making the journey to America.

Wikileaks' next target: A major US bank:
He's been relentlessly revealing some of the US government's most deeply held secrets, but for his next act, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will expose the corruption of a major American bank.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 04, 2010, 03:16:32 AM

History Will Win

By Julian Assange

The Cable Gate archive has been spread, along with significant material from the US and other countries to over 100,000 people in encrypted form. If something happens to us, the key parts will be released automatically.

John Pilger - Wikileaks - The War You Don't See


Award winning journalist John Pilger speaks on Australian radio about the absurdities put forward by members of the American government.

Why Amazon Caved, and What It Means for the Rest of Us

By Lauren Kirchner

Amazon Web Services dropped WikiLeaks material from its servers on Tuesday, a move that is widely assumed to be a direct response to pressure from the Senate Homeland Security Committee.


Rightwing Nut Job Says
Assassinate Assange

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Web provocateur undermines war on terror, threatens American lives.


The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange

By David Samuels

Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents available on Wikileaks -- and, predictably, no one is grateful.

Cable reveals US behind airstrike that killed 21 children in Yemen:

A diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks shows that the US military covered up the killing of dozens of civilians during a cruise missile strike in south Yemen in December 2009.

'US govt. spied on American citizens':

ACLU obtained a series of documents previously regarded as secret internal documents through a court battle, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 05, 2011, 04:34:44 AM

WikiLeaks' Most Terrifying Revelation
Just How Much Our Government Lies to Us
By Fred Branfman
Wikileaks has shown that our government and military form a 'vast lying machine' that perpetrates mass murder in our name.


Psychologists Protest 'Inhumane, Harmful' Treatment of Bradley Manning
By Daniel Tencer
"History suggests that solitary confinement, rather than being a rational response to a risk, is more often used as a punishment for someone who is considered to be a member of a despised or 'dangerous' group," the letter stated.


US Justice On Trial
By Yvonne Ridley
America's international standing as a fair and just country does not match its superpower status as the world's greatest democracy. When it comes to basic human rights it is there in the gutter alongside some of the world's most toxic, tinpot dictatorships and authoritarian regimes.

 America in Decline
Why Germans Think We're Insane
By Democrats Ramshield
A look at our empire in decline through the eyes of the European media.

In Case You Missed It
Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons
By Deborah Davies
Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?



Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,421,933"
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq:  4,745
Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,283
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Wikileaks Mirrors
Wikileaks is currently mirrored on 2194 web sites
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 20, 2011, 01:44:56 AM

The Media in America: Selling Views, Calling it News


By Prof. John Kozy


America's journalists are not "newshounds." They are nothing more than salesclerks, hocking the products their employers want to sell. The pretty faces that now function as most television news anchors are no different than the pretty models used to sell other products.

US was Cheerleader for Massacre

Wikileaks Cables on Israel's Gaza Onslaught


By Kathleen Christison


The cables make clear, were any further disclosure needed, exactly where the United States stands with respect to Israel's unprovoked attacks on Palestinians and its other Arab neighbors.

In Case You Missed it
Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons


Video Documentary By Channel 4


They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for Channel 4 . It's terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you're not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, you are witnessing young men dying.

US Kills 5 People In Pakistan:

Officials in Peshawar, the capital of the northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, confirmed the attack and death toll, but few other details were immediately released.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 22, 2011, 01:34:34 AM

Iraq Was Illegal

Blair Acknowledges That Warning Ignored

By Radio New Zealand

Tony Blair has acknowledged that he ignored the warning of his then-Attorney General that attacking Iraq was illegal without United Nations approval.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,421,933"


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq:   4,754

George Galloway calls for former PM Tony Blair to face war crimes charge
Jan 21 2011 By John McEachran

GEORGE GALLOWAY last night demanded that ex-Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell and former PM Tony Blair should stand trial for war crimes.

The Record columnist clashed with Campbell on the BBC's Question Time over the invasion of Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein from power.

With Blair due to return today to give evidence for the second time to the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war, the panel were asked if they thought the invasion had been illegal.

Galloway, who last week announced he was going to stand for the Scottish parliament at the election in May, was in no doubt.

He stormed: "I look forward to the day when Mr Blair is not in front of establishment stooges but is in The Hague facing war crimes charges at the international court.

"And by the way, Alistair Campbell has the same blood on his hands and ought to be in the dock with him."

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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 17, 2011, 12:15:49 AM

Liar Tells The Truth?
Defector Admits To WMD Lies That Triggered Iraq War

By Martin Chulov and Helen Pidd in Karlsruhe

Man codenamed Curveball 'invented' tales of bioweapons - Fabrications used by US as justification for invasion.



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These Pages Depict The Horror And Reality Of War



Recalling the Slaughter of Innocents

By Ray McGovern

Twenty years ago, as Americans were celebrating Valentine's Day, Iraqi husbands and fathers in the Amiriyah section of Baghdad were peeling the remains of their wives and children off the walls and floor of a large neighborhood bomb shelter.


"I'm Taking You Out With a Drone to Save You From Torture"
Inside the Killing Machine

By Tara Mckelvey

President Obama is ordering a record number of Predator strikes. An exclusive interview with a man who approved 'lethal operations.'

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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 09, 2011, 01:13:34 AM

How Many Afghan Children Can We Kill Before It Makes The News?
The number of Afghan boys gathering firewood killed by a March 1 U.S./NATO helicopter attack in Kunar Province: Nine. The number of stories about the killing of the nine children on ABC, CBS or NBC morning or evening news shows (as of March 6): Two.


Don't Forget Bradley Manning
By Duncan Campbell
Tomorrow morning, Private First Class Bradley Manning will be required to stand naked for the daily roll call in the US marine base in Quantico, Virginia, where he is being held on multiple charges, including "aiding the enemy", for his alleged role in the release of tens of thousands of US security files to WikiLeaks.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 11, 2011, 12:18:50 AM


How The So-Called Guardians Of Free Speech Are Silencing The Messenger
By John Pilger
As the United States and Britain look for an excuse to invade another oil-rich Arab country, the hypocrisy is familiar. Colonel Gaddafi is "delusional" and "blood-drenched" while the authors of an invasion that killed a million Iraqis, who have kidnapped and tortured in our name, are entirely sane".

Michael Moore: "This Is War"
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 Michael Moore "If You Live Within Driving Distance Of The Wisconsin Capitol GO THERE!

Welcome To America
TSA Pat-down of Pregnant Woman
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US occupation forces kill president Karzai's cousin:
Meanwhile, people took to the streets in Kandahar, chanting anti-US slogans to protest another US-led attack on civilians in the village of Jiri.


German occupation troops kill Afghan woman, local police chief says:
German soldiers in northern Afghanistan have killed a civilian woman and injured another, police said Thursday.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 14, 2011, 08:36:11 AM


Obama Defends Abuse Of Private Bradley Manning
By Patrick Martin
If another country were meting out similarly sadistic treatment to a captured American POW, the Pentagon and the American media would be howling about war crimes.

But Manning's treatment has been largely blacked out of the corporate-controlled mass media.

US kills 7 people in Pakistan: :
Pakistani intelligence officials say two suspected US missile strikes have killed seven "militants" in the country's tribal region.

Majority Want U.S. Troops Out Of Afghanistan Within A Year:
On the same day that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that America would continue to have a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014, a new poll finds that the majority of Americans want all U.S. troops withdrawn within one year.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,421,933"
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq:  4,757
Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,365
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 19, 2011, 05:15:32 AM

Shame, Shame, Shame Once Again on the US and the UN.

By Cindy Sheehan

The United Nations is a failed organization that seems to promote war and inequality by being a rubber-stamp for US violence.


Can We Get a No-Fly-Zone For Pakistan?
U.S. Kills as Many as 80 Civilians in Pakistan

By Xinhua

Pakistan's army chief said in a press release that it is highly regrettable that a jirga, or open-air meeting, of peaceful citizens including elders of the area was carelessly and callously targeted with complete disregard to human life.


CIA Agents `Blood Money Was Paid By S. Arabia`

By Anwar Iqbal

Did US give permission to Saudi Arabia to invade Bahrain in return of Saudi paying "blood money" for release of CIA agent in Pakistan?


Getting Away With Murder
Hillary Helps US Mercenary Escape Justice

By Mike Whitney

The CIA is a lawless, free-wheeling fraternity that operates beyond any ethical or moral code. If Davis was colluding with terrorists or stirring up sectarian antagonism, it would be par for the course.


George Galloway: Saudi Arabian Invasion of Bahrain

By Press TV

Galloway suggests that a deal was done between the US and Arab rulers, whereby the Arab League would back the no-fly rule over Libya and in return the US would acquiesce to the Saudi invasion of Bahrain.


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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 20, 2011, 12:18:20 AM

Selective Nature of UN Intervention

By Sasha Simic


When Israel bombed Gaza at the end of 2008 in a brutal action which killed 1,300 people and destroyed 20,000 buildings, there was no question of the US allowing the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza to protect its people, 50% of which are children.


The UN Security Council Has Not Authorized Regime Change in Libya

By Robert Naiman


Some of the reporting on the Security Council resolution has been misleading. The Security Council has not authorized military action for any purpose. The Security Council has authorized military action necessary to protect civilians.


Libya, Hypocrisy and Betrayal by the United Nations

By Felicity Arbuthnot


Shame on France, shame on Britain and the US and a UN avowed: "... to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Every shattered body, every child maimed or blown to bits, every widow, widower, orphan, will have their name of those countries, and the UN., written in their blood in their place of death.


Washington and the Civilians of Libya

By Lawrence Davidson


It was Oscar Wilde who once said that "the true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.


Robert Fisk: First it was Saddam. Then Gaddafi. :

 Now there's a vacancy for the West's favourite crackpot tyrant

Where are the UN resolutions to protect civilians in Bahrain?:

If you're rebelling against a dictator who's been a thorn in America's side, you get airstrikes and UN resolutions; if you're rebelling against tyrants who are forthcoming with their oil or ports, you're lucky if the Secretary of State will bestir herself for a round of finger-wagging as your comrades are coldly murdered in the streets.

30 Bahrain police chase protesters trying to rescue an injured man with only seconds to spare : Video -

Bahrain men are desperately trying to rescue there friend.

Rubber Bullets Fly at Anti-Obama Protest In Rio:

"They came after us with clubs and tear gas and attacked," according to protestor Thiago Hastenheiter. "They chased us through the streets and started firing rounds of rubber bullets."

Helen Thomas to Playboy: White House in pockets of the Israeli lobbies:

Thomas told Playboy that "everybody knows my feelings about the Palestinians," adding "sure, the Israelis have a right to exist-but where they were born, not to come and take someone else's home.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 22, 2011, 12:22:20 AM

US Army 'Kill Team' in Afghanistan Posed for Photos of Murdered Civilians
By Jon Boone
- WARNING - Images depict the reality and horror of war - Viewer discretion advised.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,421,933"
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq:  4,757
Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,373
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

 Arab League chief condemns killing of Libya civilians by Western powers:
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa calls for emergency meeting to discuss situation in Libya, says Arabs did not want military strike on Libya by Western powers when the League called for a no-fly zone.

West in "Mediaeval Crusade" on Gaddafi, Putin Says
By Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy
China's official newspapers on Monday stepped up Beijing's opposition to air attacks on Libya, accusing nations backing the strikes of breaking international rules and courting new turmoil in the Middle East.

CIA Rambo Escapes Pakistan
By Eric Margolis
The US government just decided Islamic shariah law is not so bad after all - at least not in the case of jailed CIA agent Raymond Davis.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 26, 2011, 05:01:32 AM

Libyan Civilians Injured in US Pilot Rescue

Channel 4 Video Report

After hosting a party for a stricken US pilot, Libyan civilians are fired upon and injured by US rescue team.

Libya, Obama, and the Five-Second Rule

Special Comment By Keith Olbermann

Mr. President. We are not clear why we are fighting, who exactly we are fighting with, who the 'rebels' are that we're fighting for, what a No-Fly Zone accomplishes with a dictator who has ground troops, how long we are to be there, to whom we are to "hand-off," and


Obama and Libya

By Butler Shaffer

Does anyone not suspect that the total lack of impeachment talk from members of Congress might be due to "our representatives" who, like Obama and the RCA Victor dog, are busy listening to their "masters' voice"?
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 31, 2011, 02:25:34 AM

Kill Teams in Afghanistan: The Truth

By Malalai Joya

These disgusting photos of murdered Afghans reveal the aggression and racism underpinning the occupation of my country.



Obama Authorizes Secret Support for Libya Rebels

By Mark Hosenball

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.



Libyan Rebel Leader Spent Much of Past 20 Years in Langley Virginia

By Chris Adams

Since coming to the United States in the early 1990s, Hifter lived in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. Badr said he was unsure exactly what Hifter did to support himself, and that Hifter primarily focused on helping his large family.


American Media Silent on CIA Ties to Libya Rebel Commander

By Patrick Martin

The selection of a longtime CIA collaborator as commander of the rebels makes nonsense of the official claim that the United States is intervening militarily in Libya to protect civilian lives.


Arming Libya Rebels Not Allowed by UN Resolutions

By Robert Booth

The US is likely to be in breach of the UN security council's arms embargo on Libya if it sends weapons to the rebels, experts in international law have warned.


The Euro-US War on Libya: Official Lies and Misconceptions of Critics

Must Read - By James Petras and Robin Eastman-Abaya

If not to prevent genocide, grab the oil or promote democracy (via Patriot missiles), what, then, is the driving force behind the Euro-US imperial intervention?


How to Waste Money and Lives: The American Prison System

By Celia Chazelle

In 1970, fewer than 200,000 Americans were incarcerated. Today, with some 2.3 million in prison or jail, the US has more people and a higher percentage of its population locked up than any other country.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 13, 2011, 01:59:39 AM

Afghanistan: 2 US servicemen killed in first drone 'friendly fire' incident:

US troops had been killed in a "friendly fire" incident involving an unmanned aircraft.

U.S. Doesn't Count Civilians Killed by Drones

By Justin Elliott

While Obama talks of saving civilians in Libya, information about innocents killed by U.S. drones is kept secret.

Support for U.S. Military Action in Libya Down to 39% With 37% Opposed:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters now agree with the president's decision to take military action in Libya, down from 45% two weeks ago just after the mission began.

More Libyan civilians killed in NATO bombings:

NATO warplanes in Libya have reportedly killed several civilians - including women and children - in a bombing south-west of the capital Tripoli.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 25, 2011, 01:13:18 PM


Among inmates who proved harmless were an 89-year-old Afghan villager, suffering from senile dementia, and a 14-year-old boy who had been an innocent kidnap victim.

The old man was transported to Cuba to interrogate him about "suspicious phone numbers" found in his compound. The 14-year-old was shipped out merely because of "his possible knowledge of Taliban...local leaders"

'Guantanamo files': Dozens held were innocent  
Leaked files reveal details of interrogations of "high-risk" detainees, but suggest many innocents were also rounded up.

US officials were said to have found no reason recorded for some detainees' transfer to Guantanamo [Al Jazeera]

The United States released dozens of so-called "high-risk" detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison facility and held more than 150 innocent men for years, according to new reports about a trove of leaked military documents.

The more than 700 classified military files, part of a massive cache of secret documents leaked to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, were made available to select US and European media outlets and made public on Sunday.

It was not clear if the media outlets published the documents with the consent of WikiLeaks - and it was not immediately possible to independently verify all of the leaked documents.

The files are reported to reveal new information about some of the men held at the US prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including details of the more than 700 detainee interrogations and evidence the US had collected against the "terror" suspects.

The files - called Detainee Assessment Briefs or DABs - describe the security intelligence value of the detainees and whether they would be a threat to the US and its allies if released.

'High-risk' threat

To date, 604 inmates have been transferred out of Guantanamo while 172 remain detained.

Thousands of pages of the files are reported to reveal that most of the prisoners who remain at Guantanamo - 130 of them - have been rated as posing a "high-risk'" threat to the US if they are freed without rehabilitation or supervision.

Even more of the George W Bush-era "war on terror" suspects were branded "high-risk" before being released or handed to other governments, The New York Times, one of the newspapers that received the documents, reported.

The documents show some inmates were described as more dangerous than previously known to the public and could complicate efforts by the US to transfer detainees out of the prison.

However, the documents also show that dozens of detainees were found to be innocent, after being held for lengthy periods.

At least 150 people were innocent Afghans or Pakistanis, including drivers, farmers and chefs, who were rounded up as part of frantic intelligence gathering, and then detained for years.

In several cases, senior US commanders were said to have concluded that there is "no reason recorded for transfer".

Al Jazeera file

The documents also show instances in which authorities were concerned less with containing dangerous suspects than on extracting intelligence.

One file shows that Sami al-Hajj, an Al Jazeera journalist held at Guantanamo for six years, was detained partly in order to be interrogated about the news network.

His file states that one of the reasons he was detained was "to provide information on … the Al Jazeera news network's training programme, telecommunications equipment, and newsgathering operations in Chechnya, Kosovo and Afghanistan, including the network's acquisition of a video of UBL [Osama bin Laden] and a subsequent interview with UBL",  the Guardian, another newspaper that viewed the files, reported.

Al-Hajj was released in 2008 and has since returned to work for Al Jazeera.

Hundreds of other detainees reportedly underwent aggressive interrogation techniques before it was determined that they were low-level fighters.

Legal limbo

The administration of US president Barack Obama criticised the publication of the files as "unfortunate", calling them "sensitive information".

"It is unfortunate that several news organisations have made the decision to publish numerous documents obtained illegally by WikiLeaks concerning the Guantanamo detention facility,'' ambassador Daniel Fried, the Obama administration's special envoy on detainee issues, and Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell, said in a joint statement.

But they added that the documents were out of date, and that the administration's Guantanamo review panel, established in January 2009, had made its own assessments.

"The assessments of the Guantanamo Review Task Force have not been compromised to WikiLeaks. Thus, any given DAB (Detainee Assessment Briefs) illegally obtained and released by WikiLeaks may or may not represent the current view of a given detainee''.

Obama pledged two years ago to close the prison, but it remains in legal limbo.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 17, 2011, 02:22:13 AM

Israel forces kill 21 protesters and injure over 200 people:

Today can only be described as "Bloody Sunday" following the deaths of 21 people, and over 200 injured by Israeli forces. 10 people are reported dead in Lebanon, 8 in Syria, 2 in Gaza, and 1 in the occupied West Bank.

Israel fires warning shots at aid ship:

"Currently the ship has been forced to anchor in Egyptian waters, 30 nautical miles from Gaza," he further explained.

A Malaysian journalist on board said Israeli naval ships stopped the vessel with a volley of gunfire.

Israeli Apartheid and The Nakba :

Please join the millions of decent people around the world who are crying out against Israel's ongoing persecution of the Palestinians.

Send the link to this video to your elected representative and make sure he or she does something about it.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 18, 2011, 01:58:26 AM

A Declaration of Empire
Proposed law would vastly expand boundaries of US military mission

By James Carroll

Washington is simply above the law. What would Americans make of pilotless drone attacks coming in from Mexico to target, say, drug kingpins holed up in mansions in the hills above San Diego?

Can Americans Be Unplugged?
The ongoing bin Laden saga

By Paul Craig Roberts

Has anyone independent of Washington examined the alleged bin Laden diary and confirmed that it was in bin Laden's handwriting?

These kind of questions are the kind the media, back when we had one, used to ask.

Osama bin Laden's Guns Found 'Only After' US Navy Seals Killed Him

By Declan Walsh in Islamabad

AP revelation fuels claims al-Qaida chief was illegally executed.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 20, 2011, 01:22:47 AM

Ron Paul: We'll Occupy Pakistan, Too
The helicopters that landed in Abbottabad won't be the last to put American troops on the ground in Pakistan, says Rep. Ron Paul.

In case you missed it:
How I fought to survive Guantánamo:
For nearly six years, British resident Omar Deghayes was imprisoned in Guantánamo and subjected to such brutal torture that he lost the sight in one eye. But far from being broken, he fought back to retain his dignity and his sanity.

Veteran U.S. Diplomat: We Are Becoming the USSR:
Don't expect to hear a topic like this discussed on your favorite cable news channel -- or politicians seeking the Presidency, for that matter -- any time soon.

Nakba day: we waited 63 years for this:
The remarkable bravery of refugees on Nakba day was the first act of a Palestinian summer

Assassination Nation:
Are there any limits on President Obama's license to kill?
By James Bovard
The Obama administration now claims a right to kill Americans without a trial, without notice, and without any chance for targets to legally object.


Fact or fiction?
 Libyan Rebels Signed 30-Year Israel Military Base Contract With Israel?:
The document - reveals the contents of the agreement signed between Israel and the National Transition Council of Libya in Benghazi, which consists of creating a military base on the Libyan border, while Israel supported the Libyan opposition by providing weapons, making pressure on European countries to recognize the CNT and training the members of the opposition in order to prepare a strong army.
 To whom will you entrust your liberty? Who will you rely on to tell you the hard facts? Who will you trust to collect and deliver vital information to your email inbox?

Information Clearing House has been described by John Pilger as having a "wonderfully free rebellious spirit" If you agree with John act now click the link  .
Or if you prefer, send a check or money order, (US Dollars) Information Clearing House, PO Box 365 Imperial Beach, CA 91933. USA.

Thank you. Your help is greatly appreciated. Tom Feeley
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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 31, 2011, 01:31:35 AM

An alternative view of Memorial Day
Remember the Lies and Liars that Killed Them.

Twelve children killed in another US massacre in Afghanistan:
American forces in Afghanistan killed twelve children and two women in a night-time bombing of two houses in Nawzad district of Helmand province Saturday.
The War Prayer : Video
By Mark Twain
O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead.


The American War Machine
Must Watch 9 Minute Video
-WARNING - This video contain language that some people may find offensive.


From Bush to Obama, the Snooping Goes On
By Dan Kennedy
The Patriot Act's section 215 - just renewed by Congress - permits almost unlimited powers of surveillance of US citizens.

This is America!
Arrested For Dancing?
On May28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment's champion; a clear violation of their right to free-expression.

Donor Bread (Money) and Congressional Circuses
By Lawrence Davidson
American Zionists are starting to turn the screws on President Obama and the Democratic Party.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on June 14, 2011, 09:29:19 AM

Non-battle Scars:

US Military 'Rape Victim' Shares Her Pain

1 in 3 Female Soldiers are Raped or Sexually Assaulted by Fellow US Servicemen


America's war in Iraq has left many scars on both sides of the conflict. But unseen by most are incidents inside U.S. barracks, one of the most worrying being sexual assaults on female soldiers by their colleagues.

 In an exclusive interview, RT's Marina Portnaya spoke to an Iraq veteran who claims she was assaulted twice while on her tour of duty.

Rape victim refuses to pay rapist:
Iraqis: We won't "repay" U.S.:

The suggestion by a U.S. congressman that Iraq repay the United States for the money it has spent in the country has stirred anger, with an Iraqi lawmaker ridiculing the idea as "stupid" and others saying Iraqis should be compensated for the hardships they've endured.
Libyan Resource Nationalism
Why the NATO Powers are Trying to Assassinate Moammar Gaddafi

By Brian Becker

Wikileaks-released State Department cables from November 2007 and afterwards show the real reason for the mounting U.S. hostility to the Libyan government prior to the current civil war.

Just 26% Favor Continued Military Action in Libya:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters feel the United States should continue its military actions in Libya. Forty-two percent (42%) are opposed and 32% are undecided.

Ninety Percent of Petraeus's Captured "Taliban" Were Civilians

By Gareth Porter

When Petraeus decided in mid-August to release the figure of 1,355 Taliban rank and file allegedly captured during the 90-day period, he already knew that 80 percent or more of that total had already been released.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,455,590"


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq:  4,778

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan :  2,522


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 12, 2011, 08:59:10 AM


America's 'detainee 001' – the persecution of John Walker Lindh

Frank Lindh, father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, explains why his son is an innocent victim of America's 'war on terror'.

Next Up: Pakistan
Ominous signs of a major new war

By Justin Raimondo

While keeping the heat on for a direct attack on Iran, the powerful pro-Israel lobby - the driving force behind the anti-Iran crowd - is biding its time, confident they'll win in the end.

In the meantime, they are carefully building up momentum for the final push toward war, and a key part of that is agitating for a complete break in US-Pakistan relations.

The Great Generational Threat

By Glenn Greenwald

The U.S. is doing everything possible to ensure that Terrorism remains as large as a threat as possible.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 21, 2011, 02:41:43 AM

1 Million Dead in Iraq?
6 Reasons the Media Hide the True Human Toll of War -- And Why We Let Them

By John Tirman

Most Americans turn a blind eye to the violent acts being carried out in their name.


Watch: Israeli Officer Points Loaded Gun at Unarmed Palestinian

By B'Tselem

YouTube video uploaded by B'Tselem shows an IDF officer cocking his gun and pointing it at a Palestinian man.

Sorry, Soldiers, I Don't Thank You For Your Service.

By Laurence M. Vance

It is without question that Americans are in love with the military. Even worse, though, is that their love is unqualified, unconditional, unrelenting, and unending.

10 Questions The MPs Will Not Ask Murdoch

By Robin Beste

What was it about the relationship with Murdoch that made Tony Blair feel it was appropriate to take a phone call from a newspaper proprietor just hours prior to - ordering the country's armed forces to war?


Phone Hacking: Murdoch Paid US Anti-bribery Law Lobbyists

By Ed Pilkington

Rupert Murdoch donated $1m to a pro-business lobby in the US months before the group launched a high-profile campaign to alter the anti-bribery law.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on July 23, 2011, 01:44:37 AM

Rape shame of the US military:

A US female soldier in Iraq is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by an enemy. Yet most cases go unreported

London exhibition shows horrors of US drone attacks on Pakistan:

Pakistani human rights lawyer Mirza Shahzad Akbar condemned the unmanned aircraft firing missiles in the North Waziristan region, which have resulted in more than 2,200 deaths, mostly innocent civilians.

James Murdoch misled MPs, say former NoW editor and lawyer:

Colin Myler and Tom Crone challenge News Corp executive's statement to MPs at phone-hacking hearing


Amid Murdoch Scandal
Israel Backers Worry About Muting of Pro-Israel Media Voice

By Ron Kampeas ·

Supporters of Israel are worried that a diminished Murdoch presence may mute the strongly pro-Israel voice of many of the publications he owns.

Working in the US for .23 cents/hour:

How major defense corporations are benefiting from prison labor and undercutting wages for millions in the country.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 09, 2011, 12:39:53 AM

Take The Pledge

"I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year,
I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza to demand that America's resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation.

We can do this together. We will be the beginning."
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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 10, 2011, 12:26:01 AM


For The Love of Israel:
Congresswoman's Misguided War on the UN
By Ramzy Baroud
Although many in the US government aspire to her level of commitment to Israel, few can measure up to a dedication that extends beyond the very interests of her own country.

Murder of popular radio host and writer has Iraqis fearing a new dictatorship:
Death threats did not stop Hadi al-Mahdi, a popular radio talk show host in Baghdad, from criticizing and mocking the Iraqi government's waste and inefficiency. What silenced him was his actual death.

Murder of popular radio host and writer has Iraqis fearing a new dictatorship:
Death threats did not stop Hadi al-Mahdi, a popular radio talk show host in Baghdad, from criticizing and mocking the Iraqi government's waste and inefficiency. What silenced him was his actual death.

Libya video, rebel admits that most people supported Gaddafi

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Post by: Muslim Woman on September 28, 2011, 02:40:10 AM


America's "Worst Enemy"
The Latest Orchestrated Threat and The End of History

By Paul Craig Roberts

Have you ever before heard of the Haqqanis? I didn't think so. Like Al Qaeda, about which no one had ever heard prior to 9/11, the "Haqqani Network" has popped up in time of need to justify America's next war--Pakistan.

Killing Without Trial
Drones Make War Too Easy


Negative reaction to our drone attacks has been strongest in Pakistan, where drones are regarded as a terror weapon.

Chávez, Evo y Obama
A monstrous crime committed by the US and their NATO allies

By Fidel Castro

Was it not precisely the government of the State hosting the UN that ordered the butchery in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the mercenary attack on the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, the invasion of Santo Domingo, the "Dirty War" in Nicaragua, the occupation of Grenada and Panama by US military forces and the massacre of Panamanians in El Chorrillo?

Obama's Speech, Abu Mazen's Gamble

By Uri Avnery

A wonderful speech. A beautiful speech. - A work of art. The art of hypocrisy. Almost every statement in the passage concerning the Israeli-Palestinian issue was a lie. A blatant lie: the speaker knew it was a lie, and so did the audience.

Obama Is A Political Prostitute
The Disappearance of President Obama & Netanyahu's Security Scam

By Alan Hart

Barack Obama is still occupying the Oval Office but on policy for Israel-Palestine he is no longer the president.

The Wonderful World of Tony Blair

Must Watch - Channel 4 Investigation

Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East.

US-led forces kill 19 Afghan civilians:

Head of the provincial council of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nuristan said on Monday that the deadly operation had been conducted by foreign forces last Wednesday. Similar operations by US-led troops in eastern provinces of Wardak, Logar and Paktia left at least 12 people dead and injured several others on Sunday.

'Why is Israel allowed to have nukes?':

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Erdogan noted that Israel is the only player in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons and asked, "Why is it that countries banning Iran from having nuclear weapons don't also ban Israel from having nuclear weapons?"

Canadians protest 'murderer' Cheney's visit:

Shouting "Shame, Shame!" and "Arrest Dick Cheney!" raucous protesters shoved and grabbed at people who paid $500 apiece to hear the former US vice president speak in Canada.

Michael Moore At Occupy Wall Street 9-26 -

Video -
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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 10, 2011, 05:22:35 AM


Julian Assange: 'Journalists are war criminals' Special:
Listing a series of wars, including WWII, Somalia, and the 2003 Iraq War, Assange said that wars like Afghanistan are the result of lies. He also called journalists war criminals because of the media's role in the spread of such lies.

We Are The 99 Per Cent
By Mark Ruffalo
Occupy Wall Street is a peaceful stand against the big American rip-off. Support it and regain your dignity.


Stop The Machine Occupies Washington
By Stephen Lendman
Years ago it was lost. Nonetheless, it continues without end. The business of America is war, permanent wars, multiple ones. One nation after another is plundered for wealth and power while homeland needs go begging.

Afghanistan: Ten Years of Aimless War
By Eric Margolis
After ten years of war costing at least $450 billion, 1,600 dead and 15,000 seriously wounded soldiers, the US has achieved none of its strategic or political goals.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on October 13, 2011, 02:38:48 AM

Armed Chinese Troops in Texas!

By Ron Paul

Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles.

The Seven Biggest Economic Lies

By Robert Reich

The Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can't become a national movement for a more equitable society - unless more Americans know the truth about the economy.

Occupy Wall Street:
"Low Budget" and "Pretty Nothing Burgers"

CBC Video and Transcript

CBC continued its ongoing snide, dismissive, and condescending coverage of the third week of Occupy Wall Street with an interview with author/activist/Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges.

Were NATO strikes on Gaddafi's home town justified?:

"What did America and NATO bring to us? Did they bring apricots?" one man shouted at a Reuters journalist in Sirte last week. "No, they brought us the shelling and the strikes. They terrorised our kids."


Lights. Camera. Faction! NATO's pressure on war-press: : Video Report -

Massive civilian casualties and failure to finish the job in Libya have turned opposition to NATO's invasion into open anger at the intervention, and at manipulation of media coverage of the conflict.


Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran:
Foiled (Alledged) Plot Moves Tehran to the Top of the U.S. Policy Agenda:"

ABC News reported some startling news today: the Department of Justice has charged two men working for "factions of the Iranian government"--specifically a branch of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps called the the Quds Force--of plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's U.S. ambassador,

Boston Police Attack Veterans for Peace:

Video -

Why Did You Shoot Me?
No More Victims: Stop the Wars and Bring the Troops Home

Must Watch Video

After ten years of war, it's time for Americans to act decisively: we must end the wars and commit our resources to creating jobs and rebuilding the ramshackle infrastructure of our own country.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 18, 2011, 01:37:56 AM

Israeli Forces Drag Palestinian Freedom Riders From Settler Bus


"It's just because I'm Palestinian" shouts a young woman toward the Israeli soldiers dragging her from a bus that serves Israel's settler population and travels its segregated roads.

Occupy USA
Day Of Action

Live Video Stream

Click to view


Fake Terror Plots, Paid Informants
The Tactics of FBI 'Entrapment' Questioned

By Paul Harris in New York

Critics say bureau is running a sting operation across America, targeting vulnerable people by luring them into fake terror plots.

Cost Of war

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,810


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001


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Post by: Muslim Woman on November 19, 2011, 12:50:10 AM

The Right To Dream
We Are Fighting For Justice

By Arundhati Roy

...the army of the United States is waging a war of occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan. US drones are killing civilians in Pakistan and beyond. Tens of thousands of US troops and death squads are moving into Africa. If spending trillions of dollars of your money to administer occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan is not enough, a war against Iran is being talked up.

Over 30,000 People Rally in New York City :
November 17: Historic Day of Action for the 99%
Tens of thousands took action Thursday, November 17 to demand that our political system serve all of us - not just the wealthy and powerful.

Pakistan: US kills 32 people in short span of three days:  The predator planes killed as many as eighteen people when they targeted a house in Sararogha area, situated at the confluence of North and South Waziristan agencies, with a barrage of hell fire missiles.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 01, 2011, 01:39:19 AM

Dead Afghan Kids Still Not Newsworthy

By Peter Hart

Back in March, we wondered when U.S. corporate news outlets would find U.S./NATO killing of Afghan kids newsworthy. Back then, it was nine children killed in a March 1 airstrike. This resulted in two network news stories on the evening or morning newscasts, and two brief references on the PBS NewsHour.

McCain says American Citizens Can Be Sent to Guantanamo

By Matthew Rothschild

U.S. citizens beware: A bill being debated on the Senate floor this week is likely to pass, and if it becomes law, you could be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

What if the Constitution No Longer Applied?

By Judge Andrew Napolitano

What if the president, meant to be an equal to Congress, has become a democratically elected, term-limited monarch?

The Folly of Sanctions

By Ron Paul

We should be clear about this: sanctions against Iran are definite steps toward a US attack.

Obama Fulfilling the Neocon Dream
Mass Regime Change in Muslim World?

Glenn Greenwald

It seems pretty clear to me that although we may not be doing it with as much of an overt war as the neocons would like, it's just a slightly more subtle and different means of achieving the same end.

Darwinian Stupidity

By Richard Schwartzman

Only a warmongering nation that makes enemies needs military bases all over the globe.

Where Has All The Money Gone?
Iraq: US Militarism Created Culture of Corruption

RT Video

In some parts of Iraq there is still no running water and Raed Jarrar, blogger and Iraqi American Political Activist, joins us to help find out where the billions of dollars gone.


"How Could This Happen in America?"
Why Police Are Treating Americans Like Military Threats

By William Hogeland

"Disconnect: liberals see a suddenly 'militarized,' possibly federalized police force. Black people see 'the usual.'"

Los Angeles police clear Occupy LA camp  - Video -


Gerald Celente : Prepare for an Economic 9/11 and Economic Martial Law

Must Listen Audio Interview

"The entire global economic system is collapsing"
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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 08, 2011, 01:18:43 AM



Tennessee Family Home Burns While Firefighters Watch

By Eric Pfeiffer

A Tennessee couple helplessly watched their home burn to the ground, along with all of their possessions, because they did not pay a $75 annual fee to the local fire department.




88 Year Old Lady Violated At Kennedy Airport


With age come such things as catheters, colostomy bags and adult diapers. Now add another indignity to getting old -- having to drop your pants and show these things to a complete stranger.

Birth defects, rubble still scar Iraq's Falluja:   As U.S. forces pull out of Iraq, residents and officials in Falluja say they leave behind bullet-riddled homes, destroyed infrastructure and a worrying increase in birth defects and maladies in a city polluted by weapons and war chemicals.


This Is Israel!!! - Video Shows Israeli Soldiers Beating Palestinian Man - Video -   Barbarism, inhumanity, war crimes...


And now for something completely predictable
War with Iran

By Terry Jones

The US government spent a staggering $US687 billion on ''defence'' last year. Think what could be done with that money if it were put into hospitals, schools or to pay off foreclosed mortgage.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 12, 2011, 12:31:11 AM

The Real Definition of Terrorism

By Glenn Greenwald

If the U.S. invades and occupies your country, and you respond by fighting back against the invading army - then you are a . . . Terrorist.


The Goal is Not to Occupy it is to End Corporate Rule

By Kevin Zeese

We seek to replace the rule of money with the rule of people.

Must we Permit the US Military to Detain Americans Without Trial?

By Seema Jilani

The National Defense Authorisation Act before Congress threatens further erosion of US citizens' civil liberties.

Baghdad: The Most Dangerous Citiy in the World:
Research consulting firm Mercer has released its 2011 Quality of Living Report. Baghdad is the most violent city on the list.

Huge numbers of Iraqis still adrift within the country:
 "Iraq had the first or second or largest number of refugees, inside and outside, of any country in the world; now it is the third or fourth," said Dendar Duski, the minister of migration and displacement in Baghdad.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 18, 2011, 04:30:06 AM

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran
US Court Claims Iranian 9/11 Link


A US court has won a default judgement that Iranian officials, including its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, provided help to the 9/11 hijackers behind the worst terror attack on American soil.

No, The U.S. Is Not Leaving Iraq

By Justin Elliott

Thousands of armed U.S. private contractors will be based in the country, and the potential for violence is real.

Why Do They Hate Us?


By Dave Lindorff


Let's dispense with the euphemistic term "contractors," which is meant to bring to mind the image of a couple of overweight construction workers. In Iraq, and especially in lawless areas like Anbar at that time, "contractor" means "mercenary,"



The Trial of Bradley Manning
Rule of Law or Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation & Retribution

By Ann Wright

Hundreds of supporters will gather today, Saturday, December 17, for a large rally and march.

War criminal visits crime scene:
Leon Panetta becomes first Pentagon chief to visit Libya:  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Tripoli Saturday, taking advantage of the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in an eight-month civil war to become the first Pentagon chief to set foot on Libyan soil.

Obama's "Mission Accomplished"
Troops and Prisons Move, Wars and Torture Never Ends

By Ted Rall

War is an addiction. If we wanted to, we could quit any time.

"America's entire war on terror is an exercise in imperialism. This may come as a shock to Americans, who don't like to think of their country as an empire. But what else can you call America's legions of soldiers, spooks and special forces straddling the globe?" :  Michael Ignatieff, New York Times, Jul. 28, 2002 

"I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism".  - Paul Robeson
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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 20, 2011, 01:44:39 AM


New Pictures of Iraq Atrocity, With Documents and Video

By David Swanson


The Iraqi was detained and questioned then with his hands tied behind his back, SGT Rogers skinned his face.


The US is Blind to the Price of War 

That is Still Being Borne by the Iraqi People

By Gary Younge


Every effort must be made to thwart those who seek to embellish and distort America's lamentable legacy in Iraq.


War Without End, Amen:
The Reality of America's Aggression Against Iraq

By Chris Floyd


This is the reality of what actually happened in Iraq: aggression, slaughter, atrocity, ruin. It is the only reality.


Killing Without Consequences
No Fear: Memory Adjustment Pills Get Pentagon Push

By Katie Drummond


A cutting-edge, controversial realm of treatment. One that'd see military personnel popping a pill to wipe away the fear they associate with traumatic memories.

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Post by: Muslim Woman on December 31, 2011, 08:47:33 AM


Iran, Another False Enemy?

By Stephen_Merrill

How would the people of the United States respond to the acts of warfare already underway against Iran, if launched against them?



The Lies of War
Leaving Iraq, Remembering Vietnam

By Jack Random

The lies of war are forgotten as easily and readily as the wrappings of Christmas or the resolutions of a new year.  Like a child still in diapers, the lessons of war must be learned again and again until finally they are taken to heart.



How Many U.S. Soldiers Were Wounded in Iraq? Guess Again.

By Dan Froomkin

The true number of military personnel injured over the course of our nine-year-long fiasco in Iraq is in the hundreds of thousands -- maybe even more than half a million.



Toy Soldiers

By Mumia Abu-Jamal

According to recent news accounts, shattered and shredded body parts and remains of U.S. servicemen were found in a landfill.



United States As A Global Power: New World Disorder


The US is struggling with a paradox: while its military power retains global reach, its role as world leader is gradually ending.



U.S. Behind Deliberate Murder Of Qadhafi: Russia

By Vladimir Radyuhin

The report said the order to liquidate Qadhafi was given to U.S., French and British commandos. The Russian Foreign Ministry details numerous instances of mass killings of hundreds of civilians.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 07, 2012, 01:12:34 AM

Killing Kids is So American


Jaime Gonzalez, 15, killed in school by police bullets for holding a pellet-gun pistol

By Dave Lindorff

January 06, 2012 " --  "ThisCan'tBeHappening" --   According to news reports, 15-year-old eighth-grader Jaime Gonzalez, who was shot and killed yesterday by police in his middle school in Brownsville, TX, was hit at least two times: in the chest and once “from the back of the head.”

Police say they were called by school authorities because Gonzalez was carrying a gun, which turned out, at least according to the police, to be a "realistic-looking" pellet gun, a weapon that uses compressed air to fire a metal pellet which, while perhaps a threat to the eye at close range, does not pose a serious threat to life.

....Child victim of the US "collective punishment" assault on Fallujah in November 2004

I’m referring here to Iraq and Afghanistan, where thousands of kids even younger than Jaime Gonzalez, most of whom were not even armed, have been killed by American bombs and by the guns of American soldiers, and whose deaths evoke not the slightest word of sympathy or regret from either the killers themselves or the leaders, military and civilian, who issue the orders that led to their deaths. Nor is any concern about this slaughter of innocents expressed by the millions of Americans whose taxes pay for this ongoing atrocity.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 11, 2012, 08:24:28 AM

After Iran, Venezuela?
By Mike Whitney
As soon as Obama is finished "liberating" Tehran, it'll be on to Venezuela. You can bet on it.

Humanitarian Bombing
"Shame On You Americans"
Looking into the faces of those we kill.
Why Do We Ignore the Civilians We Kill in US Wars?

By John Tirman
Why the American silence on our wars' main victims? Our self-image, based on what cultural historian Richard Slotkin calls "the frontier myth" - in which righteous violence is used to subdue or annihilate the savages of whatever land we're trying to conquer.

My Guantánamo Nightmare
I went on a hunger strike for two years because no one would tell me why I was being imprisoned.

Twice each day my captors would shove a tube up my nose, down my throat and into my stomach so they could pour food into me.

 It was excruciating.

In case you missed it:

Iraqi Girl tells of US Attack in Haditha:

Ten-year-old Iman Walid witnessed the killing of seven members of her family in an attack by American marines last November.

 The interview with Iman was filmed exclusively for ITV News by Ali Hamdani,our Iraqi video diarist.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 13, 2012, 02:54:45 AM

January 12, 2012 - Graphic Video - - Viewer Discretion Advised

I Spit on Your Grave

Video : US Marines Urinating On Corpses


Many parents who wouldn't think of letting their children see the above-named movie wouldn't think twice if their children joined the Marines--the US Marines where Marines not only spit on graves, they urinate on corpses.

 No wonder Afghan leaders labeled the just-discovered video footage "a recruitment tool for the Taliban." And Americans wonder why many in the Muslim world hate us?

Oh, but this is just a few bad apples in the military. This has been said so often and for so long that it's getting to the point where so many apples are bad it is hard to find a good one.

 You know, the good ones who just kill for the US government without killing civilians for sport, bombing wedding parties, carrying out battlefield executions, killing hundreds with cluster bombs, covering up botched raids, posing for pictures with their victims, murdering civilians, and keeping body parts of their victims
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 14, 2012, 02:40:20 PM

Herding Americans to War with Iran

By Robert Parry

For many Americans the progression toward war with Iran has the feel of cattle being herded from the stockyard into the slaughterhouse, pressed steadily forward with no turning back, until some guy shoots a bolt into your head.



Nuclear Assassinations Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Dr. Ismail Salami

Iran is certainly prepared for the worst but its enemies too should for their part expect similar consequences if they wish to persevere in their path of mischief.



Mossad Agents Posed as CIA to Recruit Terrorists to Fight Against Iran'

By Barak Ravid

Israeli Mossad agents posed as CIA officers in order to recruit members of a Pakistani terror group to carry out assassinations and attacks against the regime in Iran, Foreign Policy revealed on Friday, quoting U.S. intelligence memos.



Why is President Obama sending 12, 000 U.S. troops to Libya?

By Cynthia McKinney

I receive the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our President now has 12,000 U.S. troops stationed in Malta and they are about to make their descent into Libya.



Piss on War
Death, Desecration, and Afghanistan

By Hamilton Nolan

Do you know what is worse than having your dead body urinated upon? Being killed. Being shot. Being bombed. Having your limbs blown off.



Americans can Choose Between Being American Or Human
But Not Both Presently

By Jay Janson

Shall Americans choose between sanity or empire, or choose not to choose but to change America?



Haiti, Raped by the US Since 2004, and Still Bleeding

By Glen Ford

"Since 2004, Haiti has been methodically stripped of its sovereignty, made into a protectorate of the United Nations," which is merely a front for the United States.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 17, 2012, 02:00:48 AM

Inside Mossad's War On Tehran
How Israel Killed Iranian Scientist
By Marie Colvin and Uzi Mahnaimi
Report reveals the step-by-step procedure behind the killing of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan as he was on his way to the Natanz uranium enrichment.
'Iran Will Respond To Nuclear Killings'
By Press TV
A senior Iranian commander has warned of a crushing response to the Israeli regime as well as the US and Britain for their role in the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists.
When Is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist?
By Alan Hart
Answer: When he or she is an Israeli Mossad agent or asset.
U.S. Government Funding Terrorist - Forging Documents
Upon Which the Warmongers Are Relying
By George Washington
The IAEA report being trumpted as a casus belli contains no new information, but is based on a re-hashing of old, debunked claims stemming from "laptop documents".
Will Netanyahu's Provocations Backfire?
By William deB. Mills
Netanyahu's combined efforts to push the U.S. into a war on Iran as a smokescreen for his plan to absorb the West Bank and to manipulate the U.S. presidential election may open the door to an alliance of U.S. and Israeli national security officials who believe in security through peace and justice.
The 'Invented People' Stand Little Chance
By Robert Fisk
His statement that the Palestinians were an "invented people" marked about the lowest point in the Republican-Christian Right-Likudist/Israel relationship. So deep has this pact now become that you can deny the existence of an entire people if you want to become US president.
Voters Choice: Ron Paul or Bibi Netanyahu
By William A. Cook
Why invade Iran ? Ask first, why did we invade Iraq ? Why did we not object to Israel 's bombing in Syria ? Why didn't we object to Israel 's invasion of Lebanon or Gaza ?
Faith - and Occasionally Israel - Play Central Role in Bible Belt
By Natasha Mozgovaya
No matter where Republicans travel across the state, 'faith', 'values', and the Jewish state become unavoidable hot-button issues.
Why I'm Suing Barack Obama
By Chris Hedges
If this law is not revoked we will be no different from any sordid military dictatorship. Its implementation will be a huge leap forward for the corporate oligarchs who plan to continue to plunder the nation and use state and military security to cow the population into submission.
For Too Many African-Americans
Prison is a Legacy Passed from Father to Son
By Gary Younge
Today is Martin Luther King Day. But with more African-American men facing jail than were enslaved in 1850, there is little to celebrate.
Martin Luther King: Praised in Words, Defamed in Deeds
By Tony Cartalucci
If you want to honor King and his life's work, honor it by implementing the words he uttered while alive, not by playing along with a system that resisted him until his death, and has since dishonored him.
Police Officer Beating 66-year-old Man Suffering from Dementia
Flowers was also punched repeatedly, and another officer used a stun gun to shoot him in the face.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 18, 2012, 02:48:20 AM


Iran's Nuclear Scientists are not Being Assassinated.

They are Being Murdered
By Mehdi Hasan
Killing our enemies abroad is just state-sponsored terror - whatever euphemism western leaders like to use.
Washington Moves The World Closer To War

By Paul Craig Roberts

What these "leaked" stories of Washington's warnings and protests to Israel are all about is to avoid Washington's responsibility for the war Washington has prepared.
In Signal to Israel and Iran, Obama Delays War Exercise

By Gareth Porter and Jim Lobe

The postponement of a massive joint U.S.-Israeli military exercise appears to be the culmination of a series of events that has impelled the Barack Obama administration to put more distance between the United States and aggressive Israeli policies toward Iran.
The Myth of "Isolated" Iran
Following the Money in the Iran Crisis
By Pepe Escobar
This larger-than-life psychodrama we call "Iran" may turn out to be as much about China and the U.S. dollar as it is about the politics of the Persian Gulf or Iran's nonexistent bomb.
US, Not Iran, Is To Blame

By Sandhya Jain

As America escalates tension with Iran, the world should stand by Tehran and the UN must cease to behave like the handmaiden of the West.

US Special Forces In Syria?

Does our country have troops in Syria and if so, why?

By Nadin Abbott
On January 2, a soldier in San Diego linked to Special Forces posted on his Facebook page that he was deploying to Syria. The soldier's Facebook page has been scrubbed, as well as almost all references to him.
The Divergent Faces of Israel

By Lawrence Davidson
Could it be that the "only democracy in the Middle East," - is morphing into a fascist state?
Pissing Contests...
By Layla Anwar

I've been reading quite a bit about the politics of "Urination", a series of articles expressing "indignation" at the video that proudly circulated, about some of your brave boys "urinating" on dead corpses of Afghans after being murdered by you.
Is Our Military Addicted to 'War Porn'?

By Matthis Chiroux

To myself and the majority of veterans I associate with, the barbarity of these images is synonymous with our experiences within a military at war. No crime our brothers and sisters commit really surprises us anymore.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 25, 2012, 05:02:44 AM

In Police Training, a Dark Film on U.S. Muslims
Ominous music plays as images appear on the screen: Muslim terrorists shoot Christians in the head, car bombs explode, executed children lie covered by sheets and a doctored photograph shows an Islamic flag flying over the White House.

Stop the Madness
Despite all the hype, Iran's nuclear program has yet to violate international law. It's time to calm down, think, and above all halt the rush to war.

A Sad Day for the Rule of Law
Rules of American Justice: A Tale of Three Cases
By Glenn Greenwald
When the purpose of American justice is to shield those who with the greatest power who commit the most egregious crimes, while severely punishing those who talk publicly about those crimes, it's hard to imagine how it can get much more degraded or corrupted than that.

US Steps Outside the Law as the War on Terror Drones On
By Justin Randle
The use of unmanned aircraft belies America's rhetoric about its values.

US Drowning in Hypocrisy
By Paul Craig Roberts
As the western "democracies" become increasingly lawless, the mask of law that imperialism wears is stripped away and with it the sheen of morality that has been used to cloak hegemonic ambitions.
An ACTA of War
Secret Censor Tool To Shake Up World Wide Web
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has been quietly signed or ratified by most of the developed world and is arguably the biggest threat to Internet freedom yet.

"Let us be peace and joy"

Tom Feeley
Cost Of war

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,876

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
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Post by: Muslim Woman on January 31, 2012, 01:29:21 AM

Fingers Itch for a War on Iran

By Vijay Prashad

If you ask Iranians, they will tell you that the war against Iran has already begun.



The Demonisation of Iran
How Israel is using sanctions and terror bombing to provoke Iran into war

By Patrick Cockburn

The way in which the growing confrontation with Iran is being sold by the US, Israel and West European leaders is deeply dishonest.



Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico

By Tom Engelhardt

Stop for a moment the next time you hear of American or Israeli plans for the further destabilization of Iran and think: what would we do if the Iranians were planning something similar for us?



Democratic Elections in the Middle East: Why the Islamists Win

By Lawrence Davidson

U.S. politicians - usually know little or no relevant history and are therefore oblivious to reality in the Middle East.



Torture, and Impunity in US Courts

By Jonathan Hafetz

The decision to throw out Jose Padilla's suit threatens the core freedoms guaranteed to US citizens by the constitution.



Any Talk of Values is a Joke

By George Galloway

HILLARY Clinton said - that the slaying of apparently unarmed, barefoot, skinny Afghan youths by armed US Marines who could hardly wait to urinate on the deceased was "inconsistent with American values".




Social Justice Quiz 2012: Thirteen Questions

By Bill Quigley and Sam Schmitt

The poverty rate among children in the US is over 20 percent. How does US compare with the rest of the 30 nations surveyed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development?


 Crises of Capitalism

Must Watch Short Video

David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?

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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 02, 2012, 02:15:32 AM

Day of Mass Action to Stop War on Iran

February 4, 2012

NO war - NO sanctions - NO intervention - NO assassinations.




Israel's War on Democracy

By Conn Hallinan

While that equality never fully applied to the country's Arab citizens, Israel was, for the most part an open society.



We Are All Suspects Now

By John Pilger

Washington's enemy is not "terrorism" but the principle of free speech and voices of conscience within its militarist state.



A Journey To The End Of Empire:
It Is Always Darkest Right Before It Goes Completely Black

By Phil Rockstroh

Atrocious acts can be committed by the state, with increasing frequency, because, over the passage of time, such outrages will have been allowed to pass into the realm of the mundane, and are thus bestowed with a patina of acceptability.



Hatuey's Rebellion
The First American Freedom Fighter

By William Loren Katz

This February 2nd stands as the 500th anniversary of the death of Hatuey, an Indigenous American fighter for independence from colonialism not mentioned in the same breath as Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.



Whitewashing Black History Month

By Gary Younge

Arizona's suppression of Mexican American studies fits a pattern of making history serve an exclusionary nationalist mythology.



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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 03, 2012, 01:30:20 AM

Obama: Not Cool, Just Cold-Blooded

By Glen Ford

"When the U.S. president arrogates to himself the right to bomb and kill at will, he makes himself an outlaw."

Divining the Truth about Iran

By Ray McGovern

You will almost never see in a major U.S. newspaper the assessment - backed by the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies - that Iran is NOT building nuclear weapons.

Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran:
Israel Says Iran Has Material For Four Nuclear Bombs:  General Aviv Kochavi said on February 2 that Iran has accumulated nearly 100 kilograms of material at an enrichment level of 20 percent.



Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran:
 Iran developing missile to hit US, senior Israeli official says:  Iran is developing a missile with a 10,000 kilometre range, which would put the US within range of attack, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Thursday.

Let us be peace and joy"

Tom Feeley
Cost Of war

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,882


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001


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Post by: Muslim Woman on February 05, 2012, 04:51:40 AM

An Attack on Iran Must be Stopped

By Andrew Murray

As the US and UK gear up for another senseless war in the Middle East, one thing is certain - it will end in disaster.



The Growing Iranian Military Behemoth?

By Glenn Greenwald

American political officials and commentators feel free to insist, with a straight face, that Iran is an aggressor nation posing a serious threat to the U.S.: such a serious threat, in fact, that war may be necessary to stop it.


 Presstitute alert:
Iran stonewalls U.N. nuclear watchdog on (Unnamed) site-diplomats:  Iran's apparent reluctance to let U.N. inspectors visit a military site near Tehran underlines the uphill task they face in getting the Islamic state to address suspicions it may be seeking to develop nuclear weapons, Western diplomats say.



Crack Israeli commando unit formed to target Iranian nuclear programme:  Mossad hit squads have already carried out assassinations on key Iranian scientists and the Depth Corps has been sent deep inside Iran to prepare an all-out strike against its nuclear programme.



Assassination Unit set up inside Iran:  Israeli Defence Ministry official were quoted as saying that the unit has been organized "to coordinate deep penetration operations in other countries as well."



Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran:
Israeli embassies, consulates raise alter over Iranian threats: -
Israel has raised the alert level at its consulates and embassies due to fears of an Iranian terror attack, Israeli radio revealed Saturday.


A War Anniversary that U.S. Wishes to Forget

By Emil Guillermo

Feb. 4 marks the anniversary of a war America won - but doesn't care to crow about. When the memory only produces shame and regret, you can understand why.


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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 11, 2012, 12:07:38 AM


Weapons Financed By US Kill Unarmed Palestinians and U.S. Citizens.
By David Elkins
"U.S. weapons provided to Israel at taxpayer expense make the U.S. complicit in Israel's human rights abuses of Palestinians living under Israel's 44-year military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip"

America Gone Stupid Over Iran
Making The Same "Mistake" Twice
By Lawrence Davidson
The politicians appear to be out for blood. One wonders how many dead and maimed bodies will satisfy them?
 The Dirty War on WikiLeaks
By John Pilger
Media smears suggest Swedish complicity in a Washington-driven push to punish Julian Assange.

Stop the Machine!!!!!
Must Watch Short Video 
A brief and crucial history of the United States.

'War on Terror is War on Liberty'
Farage demands that the UK break treaty with US
By Nigel Farage: EU MP
"No British court has ever been allowed to examine the evidence against Mr Tappin and I believe this Treaty, signed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, needs to be amended and the British government needs to stand up for its own people.

Life in America on Two Dollars a Day
Or Why American Poverty Will Soon Match That of the Third World
By CanSpeccy
The latest poverty statistics that show the number of American families with an income of less than two dollars per person per day more than doubled between 1996 and 201.
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Post by: graygen girl on March 13, 2012, 01:49:52 PM
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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 15, 2012, 11:45:17 PM

thanks dear gg :)

Cold-blooded Murder
Targeted Killings: US and Israeli Specialties

By Stephen Lendman

International law permits justifiable self-defense. Targeted killings are prohibited, especially premeditated ones like America and Israel repeatedly commit for reasons other than claimed.

Press Freedom? Obama Just Another Tin-pot Dictator
Why is President Obama Keeping Yemeni Journalist in Prison?

By Democracy Now!

The Obama administration is facing scrutiny for its role in the imprisonment of a Yemeni journalist who exposed how the United States was behind a 2009 bombing in Yemen that killed 14 women and 21 children.

Homeless In The USA
One Family's Story In Pictures

By Lucy Nicholson

One in 45 children, totalling 1.6 million, is homeless, the highest number in United States history.

Hunger: The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools

By Bill Bigelow

During the first winter of famine, 1846-47, as perhaps 400,000 Irish peasants starved, landlords exported 17 million pounds sterling worth of grain, cattle, pigs, flour, eggs, and poultry -- food that could have prevented those deaths.

Engineering Consent For An Attack On Iran:
Lieberman: Nuclear-Armed Iran a 'Global Threat':   Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday warned that a nuclear-armed Iran would "destabalize the region" and constitute a "global threat."

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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 20, 2012, 06:57:21 AM


Rape and Murder in Afghanistan

By Stephen Lendman

Major media scoundrels whitewashed the crimes by shamelessly blaming one soldier to absolve others, and most of all, higher-ups responsible for permitting a culture that condones and encourages them.

What Motivates Americans to Kill Muslims?
Discussing the Motives of the Afghan "Shooter"

By Glenn Greenwald

Here's a summary of the Western media discussion of what motivates Muslims to kill Americans: they are primitive, fanatically religious, hateful Terrorists.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq:  4,801

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,930

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001

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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 21, 2012, 08:07:52 AM

Afghanistan Massacre

No One Asked Their Names

By Qais Azimy

Mainstream media outlets channelled a significant amount of energy into uncovering the slightest detail about the accused soldier . But the victims became an anonymous footnote. Just the number 16. No one bothered to ask their ages, their hobbies, their aspirations. Worst of all, no one bothered to ask their names.


Abu Ghraib US Soldier Feels No Compassion For Her Victims


"Their lives are better. They got the better end of the deal," England was quoted as saying. "They weren't innocent. They're trying to kill us, and you want me to apologise to them? It's like saying sorry to the enemy."


Soldier Accused Of Afghan Atrocity Made Disturbing Facebook Comment About Shooting "Hagi"  "Giving money to Hagi instead of bullets don't seem right."

....The word "Hagi" appears to be the slang U.S. military term "hajji," a pejorative commonly used by American soldiers to refer to Iraqis

NATO must pay for errors in Libya - Amnesty:  The watchdog said it has documented 55 cases of named civilians, including 16 children and 14 women, killed in air strikes in the capital Tripoli and the towns of Zliten, Majer, Sirte and Brega.

Pentagon says it has no records of bin Laden's death; :  The Pentagon said it could not find any death certificate, autopsy report or results of DNA identification tests for bin Laden, or any pre-raid materials discussing how the government planned to dispose of bin Laden's body if he were killed.

Who Benefited
Insider Trading 9/11 ... The Facts Laid Bare

By Lars Schall

Is there any truth in the allegations that informed circles made substantial profits in the financial markets in connection to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, on the United States?



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Post by: Muslim Woman on March 31, 2012, 01:46:42 AM

Child witnesses to Afghan massacre say Robert Bales was not alone
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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 04, 2012, 04:51:25 AM

George Galloway: Why I Won't Condemn Attacks on UK Soldiers in Afghanistan

George Galloway, interviewed after his sensational election victory to become MP for Bradford West, responds to the question, "Do you condemn those attacking British soldiers in Afghanistan?"[/size][/font] (
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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 04, 2012, 05:13:44 AM

Comments of the readers :

Bless him. It is so refreshing to hear a person speak the simple truth about a situation like this.

George Galloway is one who is deserving the Nobel Peace Prize. He speaks TRUTH and he has COMPASSION for others. Compare him to most of those in our U S government--nothing but WARMONGERS there!, whereas Galloway is for PEACE. Mr Galloway ,just keep up the GOOD FIGHT for whats RIGHT. God bless and peace to all.

What a sensible human being. I am so glad others agree, and re-elected him as MP.

I wish George Galloway could be cloned and a few hundred of himself were here in the USA and holding elected office.

But just imagine the howls and screams if a USAmerican politician had responded like Galloway just did. USAmericans are too stupid and their heads to full of propaganda to think logically.
Live long and stay healthy, George. You are greatly needed in this world.
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Post by: Muslim Woman on April 06, 2012, 12:36:19 AM

We Can't Let Him "Get Away With It."
President Bush and VP Cheney Should Take the Stand on War Lies
By Cynthia L. Cooper 
Lying to the U.S. Congress is a federal crime under Section 1001 of the federal code, and working in concert with others to lie to Congress is prohibited by conspiracy laws under Section 371. (

The Drone and the Cross, a Good Friday Meditation 
By Brian Terrell 
Were Jesus to preach today as he preached in Jerusalem two millennia ago, instead of a cross of wood the instrument of his passion might be a hellfire missile fired from a predator drone. ( 

Hidden By Our Main Stream Media
The Real Face Of Israeli Occupation
A view of Israel that the US media tends to leave out. ( 

The United States as Number Two 
By Dean Baker 
Political leaders in the U.S. will no doubt catch up with the reality of the new U.S. position in the world - probably about the time that they accept global warming and evolution. (
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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 09, 2012, 01:08:40 AM

US Kills 5 Afghan Kids 
By Glenn Greenwald 
The way in which the U.S. media ignores such events speaks volumes about how we perceive them. ( 
Hillary Clinton Admits the U.S. Government Created al-Qaeda 
Click to view ( 
President Paul
America's best bet on foreign policy.
By Michael Scheuer 
Paul's call for staying out of other people's wars unless genuine U.S. national interests are at stake is deemed radical, immoral, even anti-American. Amazing. ( 
Stop the Pointless Demonization of Putin 
By Stephen F. Cohen 
Not infrequently, Putin is compared to Saddam Hussein and even Stalin. ( 
A Vital (and Unlearned) Lesson from Julius Caesar 
By Glenn Greenwald 
When a band of Roman traitors was uncovered, he urged they not be killed due to the precedent it would set. ( 
Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial 
By Andy Worthington 
While people like Jose Rodriguez remain free to peddle their lies and distortions about torture, and to profit from it, America's name not only continues to be tarnished, but the American public also continue to be shamefully misled. ( 
Watch What You Say
Welcome to America's Biggest Spy Center
By James Bamford 
What will be going on within the top-secret walls of the $2 billion Utah Data Center? The answer...surveillance - but not just surveillance - we're talking the biggest spy center this nation has ever seen. ( 
Kelly Thomas Video: 'Dad, They Are Killing Me' 
By LA Times 
Warning - Video Contains Scenes Of Shocking Police Violence 
The sounds of the baton and a fist hitting the homeless man can be heard on an audio recorder that one of the officers had on his belt. Several spectators in the courtroom left during the video, and the judge paused it at one point as people in the crowd groaned. (
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Post by: Muslim Woman on May 23, 2013, 03:30:48 AM

Don’t Interact, Don’t Talk, They Are Not Humans’ - Gitmo Guard's Basic Orders


Detainees participate in an early morning prayer session at Camp IV at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base (Reuters / Deborah Gembara)[/size] [/size]


May 22, 2013 "

[/size]RT ([/font][/size]" - One of the methods used to extract information from Muslim inmates in Guantanamo was to apply sexual interrogation techniques, Terry Holdbrooks, former guard at the camp has told RT.

Such a degradation methods, the former US soldier said, were used on innocent men. Holdbrooks, who wrote a book about GITMO prisoners, claims that it is the inmates’ religious perseverance in the face of pain and humiliation made him convinced that US was not fighting for the right cause.

[/size]RT:[/b] What did you experience at the detention camp that changed you?[/i][/font][/font]

[/size]Terry Holdbrooks:[/b] To be honest with you I would not even know where to begin with that. Initially seeing religion practiced the way that the detainees practice Islam is a really life changing experience in itself. I have not really seen any kind of any serious devotion, the faith like that growing up in the US.[/font][/font]

[/size]The torture and information extraction methods that we used certainly created a great deal of doubt and questions in my mind to whether or not this was my America. But when I thought about what we were doing there and how we go about doing it, it did not seem like the America I signed up to defend. It did not seem like the America I grew up in, I grew to believe in. And that in itself was a very disillusioning experience. There was a great deal of personal growth that took there as well.
[/size]RT:[/b] Could you describe the relationship between the guards and detainees at Guantanamo back when you were serving (and how has it changed since then)?[/i][/font][/font]

[/size]TH:[/b] I suppose that if we’re going to take a stroll down the memory lane, Brandon Neely was there first. He was there when it was camp x-ray. It was essentially dog cages, nothing more. It was dog kennels, I suppose you can say. When I was there camp Delta was in full swing. Delta housed about 612 men that would be the general population of the camps.[/font][/font]

[/size]RT:[/b] Were you given any orders as how to treat the inmates?[/i][/font][/font]

[/size]TH:[/b] Our interaction with the detainees was such that we were told not to talk to them, not to treat them as humans, to not engage in conversation with them whatsoever. And the army sort of made a mistake by allowing somebody who is inclined to sociology and to studying people by leaving me with individuals from all over the world unsupervised for eight hours. I was very low in rank so I was delegated all the work, while those who were higher in rank were sitting in the air-conditioned shacks, nurturing their hangovers. So the instructions I was given were simple – don’t interact, don’t talk, they are not humans.[/font][/font]
[/size]RT:[/b] There have been reports of torture and other human rights violations happening at the prison camp. Could you tell us what you saw?[/i][/font][/font]

[/size]TH:[/b] We can begin with experiences I had the pleasure of having. Myself, Eric Sarr and another Guantanamo guard were involved in this. Eric was a linguist and he was working with an interrogator.[/font][/font]

[/size]We took the detainee into interrogation and throughout the interrogation the interrogator took off her clothing. She essentially gave the detainee a lap dance, tried to arouse him and then let him believe that he had menstrual blood on him. We then took the detainee back to his cell and were told that he was not allowed to have shower privileges nor fresh water for days. The idea behind this being that if he could not clean himself he would not be able to pray, if he could not pray, he could not practice Islam. Essentially it was an idea to break him down spiritually.

[/size]Omar Khadr and a number of other detainees, I remember hearing just few moments ago Shaker Aamer, they were privileged to something we called the frequent flyer program, where we would essentially move them every two hours. Whether we were moving them from camp Delta to camp Echo or moving them from Bravo block to Charlie block, be it a little move or a big move, the idea is that every two hours they would be moved and they would not be able to sleep. This was essentially to wear down their psyche and make them more probable to give out their information during interrogation.

[/size]But what has questioned me ever since I first saw it, it seemed that most of these men were innocent and as numbers are starting to show, we’ve sent over 600 of them home, so they must have been innocent; if we knew that we were purchasing men that were innocent, why were we trying to interrogate innocent men? What were we hoping to get from them?

[/size]Some of the tactics I saw practiced in Guantanamo, I just want to never want to relive again and then a great deal of regret takes place and then I did not take the most productive use of some years after Guantanamo. I tried to drown away some of those memories and that is something you cannot do. You have to confront it.

[/size]Holdbrooks has written a book, entitled "Traitor?" (, to be published in the Summer of 2013
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on October 19, 2013, 06:31:38 AM

Pakistan TV Exposes bin Laden Killing Hoax

By Paul Craig Roberts

This interview of an eyewitness to the entire event is powerful evidence that the Obama regime's story of the killing of Osama bin Laden and his burial at sea is a hoax and a lie.
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on November 10, 2013, 03:36:17 PM

6 Things You Buy That Help Support Israeli Brutality

By Alex Kane

Buying products like SodaStream machines helps fuel Israel's control over Palestinians.
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on November 10, 2013, 03:39:08 PM

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(People of good conscience have chosen to boycott israeli products and companies supporting the zionist entity)

List: (
Useful Links at (
Keep an eye on the goods bar code: Israel's country prefix is 729.
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on January 14, 2015, 08:06:30 AM

Charlie Hebdo and the Hypocrisy of Pencils
By Corey Oakley
What but cruel mockery is the contention that Western "civilisation" fights its wars with the pen and not the sword?

March of the Hypocrites
By Justin Raimondo
Those marchers will soon be cheering their soldiers as they go marching off to war, with "Je suis Charlie" inscribed on their banners.
A Message From the Dispossessed
By Chris Hedges
The cartoons of the Prophet in the Paris-based satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo are offensive and juvenile. None of them are funny. And they expose a grotesque double standard when it comes to Muslims.
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on March 31, 2015, 07:50:26 AM

‘Patriot’ Terrorist Frames Muslims With Quran Bomb

--  Yasir Qadhi

A man who described himself as a 'patriot' attempted to blow up a bomb in a park in Georgia, and frame Muslims. He packed a copy of the Quran (as if Muslims blow up Qurans?!), and wrote a foreign sounding name on the backpack.

Thankfully, he was caught before he could set the bomb off. His motive? He wanted Americans to fear the threat of 'radical Islam', so he wanted to bomb something to terrify them into action.

Not surprisingly, as of yet, he will NOT be charged with terrorism related offenses (which carry a much more severe penalty). Also not surprisingly, this news has barely made any headlines in America (and I don't need to tell you what would have happened if a Muslim had actually been caught with such a device).

Rather than fear 'radical Islam', America has more to fear from radical right-wing terrorists and Islamophobes who want us to fear 'radical Islam'.
Title: Re: News U won't find on CNN
Post by: Muslim Woman on May 28, 2015, 09:23:04 AM