Post American
68-year-old man gets shock of a lifetime when Cheney comes to town
Some words were exchanged, and the next thing you know Jay Saddington, of Warwick, Pa., was zapped with 50,000 volts from a police stun gun.

Oil Surges $2 on 'Super-Spike' Prediction
Oil hurtled back up to $56 a barrel on Thursday as Goldman Sachs bank, the biggest trader of energy derivatives, said prices could ultimately surge all the way above $100!

Dollar Drops Versus Euro, Yen After U.S. Jobless Claims Rise

Iran War in June 2005
Could it be that an Israeli-American bombing assault to disrupt Iran is the only way to counter this Iranian economic assault on the U.S. dollar?

Mr. Magoo Flying America into Disaster
And America is flying blind into mountains of disaster. As Bette Davis once said, "Hold onto your hats. It's going to be a bumpy ride."

Seymour Hersh: Bush is "Unreachable"
Hersh warned that when the price of oil reaches $68-$69 a barrel, this will be the crunch point in terms of real economic decline. If Bush wants to move against Iran, which is pumping about 3.9 barrels a day, he’s heading for trouble. According to Hersh, Iran will scuttle every ship in the Straights of Hormuz and the Malaca Straits in Indonesia. It will take months of dredging and salvaging to approach normalcy.

Bush Discusses WMD Report
The most solemn duty of the American President is to protect the American people.

Terri Schiavo Dies at 41
"Today, millions of Americans are saddened by the death of Terri Schiavo," he said. "Laura and I extend our condolences to Terri Schiavo's families. I appreciate the example of grace and dignity they have displayed at a difficult time. I urge all those who honor Terri Schiavo to continue to work to build a culture of life."

Pope Getting Nutrition From Tube in Nose
Pope's 'Living Will' Wants Life Support to the End

Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege."
Fonda, whose memoir "Jane Fonda: My Life So Far" comes out next week, said she did not regret meeting with American POWs in North Vietnam or making broadcasts on Radio Hanoi. "Our government was lying to us and men were dying because of it, and I felt I had to do anything that I could to expose the lies and help end the war," she said.

Bush's plunge in polls tied to domestic issues
His approval rating climbed to 90 percent after September 11, which was the highest level attained by any president in the 67-year history of such polling.

Bush knew of terrorist plot to hijack US planes,11209,718312,00.html

Bush Knew Iraq Info Was Dubious
...despite objections from the CIA.

Bush Knew About Leak of CIA Operative's Name
Wilson has said he believes his wife's name was leaked because of his criticism of Bush administration claims that Iraq had tried to obtain uranium from Niger, which Wilson investigated for the CIA and found to be untrue.

Panel: CIA 'Dead Wrong' on Iraq WMDs
Bush appointed the commission a year ago, signing on to the idea of an independent investigation only belatedly. The White House had said it wanted to give the weapons search in Iraq more time.

Bush Welcomes Results of WMD Report
While the report dealt at length with how the United States overestimated the threat from former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Bush focused his response on the need to avoid underestimating threats.

Iraq: The Trail of Disinformation
So, where did all this bad information come from? While the culprits would like to pin the blame on the Central Intelligence Agency, the facts point in a different direction. To cite just one example, the now-discredited claim that Saddam was trying to buy "Yellow Cake" Uranium from Niger came from the Pentagon, specifically from Paul Wolfowitz, using information the CIA stated was unreliable. Wolfowitz, and his assistant Douglas Feith, set up a special office called the "Office of Special Plans" in 2001, that fed information to the White House to urge the attack on Iraq. Shortly after the invasion, the OSP was disbanded.

FLASHBACK: Some CIA analysts felt pressure from Cheney over Iraq
Linked in light of today's report dumping the blame for the lies about Iraq's WMDs onto the CIA.

FLASHBACK: Report Says Cheney Pressured CIA on Iraq Report Says Cheney Pressured CIA on Iraq
Linked in light of today's report dumping the blame for the lies about Iraq's WMDs onto the CIA.

FLASHBACK: Cheney's CIA visits pressured us: analysts
Linked in light of today's report dumping the blame for the lies about Iraq's WMDs onto the CIA.

Four GIs Killed in Action in Iraq

Iraqis, Not Coalition, Must Defeat Insurgents, Rumsfeld Says

U.S. Holds About 10,500 Prisoners in Iraq
About 100 of those prisoners are under age 18!

The World Bank's board on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, an architect of the Iraq war, to be the next president of the 184-nation development bank.
The bank's stated mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in developing countries.

Child hunger in Iraq said about double
Malnutrition among the youngest Iraqis has almost doubled since the US-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, a hunger specialist told the UN Human Rights Commission yesterday in a summary of previously-reported studies on the nation's health.

Scientific Analysis Suggests US Presidential Vote Counts May Have Been Altered
A state-by-state analysis of the discrepancy between exit polls and official election results shows highly improbable skewing of the election results, overwhelmingly biased towards the President.
  It’s nice to live in a free democracy, isn’t it?
One run by ideologues and perverts.!
The dollar is in steady decline against almost all foreign currency, the balance of trade is a terrible disaster, our military policy, which exists solely to support Israeli Mideast goals, is killing both innocent Iraqi civilians by the tens of thousands and at the least over 6,000 GIs. Oil is not being sold, by nearly every producer, to the United States because they view Bush as another Hitler or Stalin and his soldiers as SS thugs and gas will eventually reach $5.00 a gallon at the pump, at least according to a Treasury Department confidential bulletin. When that happens, the pleasure-loving Americans might actually get fed up with Adolf Bush and throw him and his pseudo-intellectual thugs into the Potomac.

Nuke the Holy Land--For World Peace
I imagine a nation of dimwit leaders, who cannot even devise a life-saving plan to save one woman with a feeding tube, could hardly attain the wisdom of Solomon or the compassion of Jesus. But if someone doesn't acquire some diplomatic sense soon, we'll all be witnesses to an apocalyptic light show the world will not soon forget. Coming to a shrine or holy site near you.

Slay Goliath, sail the Ark – it will be a hell of a ride at Holyland,,2-1544218,00.html
Before leaving Ark Alive, billed as the place “where Disney meets the Bible”, children would also have the experience of expulsion from the Garden of Eden, being swallowed by a whale, escaping from a lion’s den and walking on water.

Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership
On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest open elections. For years they had asked for state or federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud (forged ballots, secret ballot counts and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies) by the local political boss. They got no help.

Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up',3604,1447863,00.html

Earth's health deteriorating, warns UN study

The Energy Crunch to Come
Soaring Oil Profits, Declining Discoveries, and Danger Signs

Indonesia Quake Death Toll Reaches 1,000

Pope gets feeding tube

The War on Terror Is a War on Freedom
And the real fun starts when you say "enough!"

Sleepwalking to disaster in Iran
Why June 2005?, I asked. 'The Israelis are concerned that if the Iranians get their nuclear enrichment programme up and running, then there will be no way to stop the Iranians from getting a nuclear weapon. June 2005 is seen as the decisive date.'

While Bush is bringing the light of "democracy" to the Middle East and beyond, the forces of darkness are aiming at the soft underbelly of the American giant – and sharpening their blades on the battlefields of Iraq.
Whether bankruptcy forces us into taking the right course, or the neocons drive us over the cliff, it seems that disaster is bound to overtake us in any event.

George W. Bush Discusses Freedom and Democracy!
In a democracy, the government must uphold the will of the majority while respecting the rights of minorities. (Applause.)

The Secret Service is investigating the claims of three people who say they were removed from President Bush's town hall meeting on Social Security last week because of a bumper sticker on their car that read: "No More Blood for Oil."
"They're screening the people who are allowed to come and then they're profiling them in the parking lot," he said. "It's quite extraordinary, and disappointing."

Q Scott, another question about this trip to Iowa tomorrow. And this is an issue that's come up here before, but it's back in the news today. There's a wire story from Colorado that three people were barred -- who had tickets to go to the President's Social Security conversation in Colorado were barred because of a bumper sticker that someone thought to be anti-Bush. Can you tell us what the guidelines are for local volunteers, in terms of allowing people to come in and hear their President speak?
MR. McCLELLAN: In terms of volunteers?
Q In the past you've blamed this kind of thing on over-zealous volunteers.
MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know all the specific circumstances you're bringing up regarding that event. But in terms of the events, we distribute tickets to these conversations, and they are typically given to congressional offices or institutions like -- at Notre Dame University we provided tickets to the university, and they distributed those tickets, or a congressional office distribute the tickets. In Tennessee, when we were, I believe it was Memphis -- when we were in Memphis we provided some tickets to Congressman Ford's office. And I think he had 40 or 50 tickets that he distributed. And so people came to the events, as well.
We welcome a diversity of views at the events. Obviously, the conversations that the President is participating in are designed to educate the American people about the problems facing our Social Security system, the problems that are facing it for our children and grandchildren. And so it's part of an educational effort. I think that there's plenty of people out there talking about the other side of the issue, and you see those people talking about it on a daily basis.
Q What are the marching orders that are given to the people at the door?
MR. McCLELLAN: I'm sorry?
Q What are the marching orders --
MR. McCLELLAN: I don't know. I'll be glad to look into it and see what else I can find. I don't know if there's formal marching orders, as you referred to them. But I'll be glad to look at them.
Q Are you concerned that the President is not hearing a lot of different viewpoints in these conversations?
MR. McCLELLAN: I think the President hears a lot of different viewpoints every day, when we follow the news. I mean, there's plenty of viewpoints being expressed on this issue. As I said, these conversations are about educating the American people about the problems facing Social Security. That's what they're designed for, to talk about the problems that we face and to talk about possible ideas for solving it. I think the American people expect that when members of Congress and their elected officials in Washington, D.C., see problems, that they work together to find ways to solve those problems.

The president has held Social Security rallies in more than a dozen states this year. The crowds are closely monitored for possible disruptions, and protesters are quickly escorted away.
Protesters often stand out because the crowds are packed with Bush supporters, who have been invited by a local GOP House member or organization. Those onstage at most of the town hall meetings are carefully screened people from the area who agree with the president's Social Security proposal. The participants typically rehearse what they will say with members of the president's advance team and rarely, if ever, say anything critical about his plan for private accounts.

Dubya's poll ratings go into free fall
Bush doesn't care if Schiavo lives or dies. Her body -- like the bodies of the 100,000 Iraqis he has killed, like the bodies of the American soldiers being chewed up every day in his Babylonian conquest, like the bodies of the poor and working people whom he is methodically and remorselessly cutting off from medical care, financial protection against catastrophic illness, and legal redress against corporate predators -- is just a means to an end, the only end Bush cares about: increasing the power and wealth of his own rapacious circle of privileged elites.

The time has come to let Terri Schiavo die with dignity - and in peace.

I have to confess...when I first heard that Laura Bush was heading for Afghanistan, the first thing that popped into my mind....they are going to "off" Pickles for the sympathy to improve W's ratings.

"It is a life issue that really does require government to be involved," Bush said aboard a plane bound for Afghanistan, where she was promoting education and women's rights.
Early Wednesday, a man was arrested when he tried to bring a plastic cup of water into the hospice. Officers stopped him at the gate as he shouted: "You don't know God from Godzilla!"

Almost twice as many Iraqi children are suffering from malnutrition since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein! many as 100,000 more Iraqis - many of them women and children - had died since the start of the U.S.-led invasion than would have been expected otherwise, based on the mortality rate before the war.

Iraqis caught a rare glimpse of their new parliament in action yesterday but were left surprised and disgusted as legislators failed to make any progress in naming a government almost two months after January's elections.
Instead, the proceedings degenerated into farce and chaos before they were eventually aborted altogether. "The only difference is that we were once ruled by a dictator and now we are ruled by clowns." Inside the conference centre that is temporarily housing the assembly, legislators queued up to receive gift wrapped mobile telephones!

Pentagon has clearer view of Iraq insurgency

Car Bomb in Western Baghdad
A suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself up near a police patrol protecting pilgrims, killing two policemen.

U.S. Soldier: Killing Iraq Man Was 'Honorable'
The killing was filmed by a U.S. drone surveillance aircraft.

Rice Alarms Reformist Arabs with Stability Remarks
Washington would speak out for "freedom" without offering a model or knowing what the outcome would be.

Powell: U.S. Too Blustery Before Iraq War
"Some of this information was wrong. I didn't know that at the time,'' Powell was quoted as saying. "I have to live with that.''

Dissent on Intelligence Is Critical, Report Says

The US military has acknowledged it was responsible for killing two journalists working for Dubai-based satellite channel al-Arabiya who were shot close to a checkpoint in the Iraqi capital earlier this month.
The US military initially said it was unlikely its bullets had killed them.

New memo indicates Gen. Sanchez signed off on Abu Ghraib abuses, perjured himself before Congress
The ACLU today released a memo signed by Lieutenant General Ricardo A. Sanchez authorizing 29 interrogation techniques, including 12 which far exceeded limits established by the Army’s own Field Manual. More specifically, it points out that Gen. Sanchez committed purjury when testifying before Congress.

So now we know for sure what we all knew anyways: the only reason that anyone gave a happy monkey fuck about torture at Abu Ghraib is because someone blew the whistle. Because, see, now that we know about the torture of prisoners at a military base in Mosul, torture that occurred at the hands and clubs and other devices of Americans, it's pretty obvious what was already obvious except for those in deep Republican denial: torture is systematic, far-ranging, and unending for those imprisoned in the maniacal war on "terror."
Michel Foucault, that French bondage sodomite, knew that the tortured body had been disappeared from view on purpose: in Discipline and Punish, he considers "the disappearance of torture as a public spectacle. Today we are rather inclined to ignore it; perhaps, in its time, it gave rise to too much inflated rhetoric; perhaps it has been attributed too readily and too emphatically to a process of 'humanization', thus dispensing with the need for further analysis. . .Punishment of a less immediately physical kind, a certain discretion in the art of inflicting pain, a combination of more subtle, more subdued sufferings, deprived of their visible display, should not all this be treated as a special case, an incidental effect of deeper changes? And yet the fact remains that a few decades saw the disappearance of the tortured, dismembered, amputated body, symbolically branded on face or shoulder, exposed alive or dead to public view. The body as the major target of penal repression disappeared." At Guantanamo and in the new and old dungeons of Iraq, the American state is at work, in secret, making its frustrations known on the hidden bodies of those guilty and not guilty. He is us. Goddamnit, he is us.

Jacko: I was virgin till 32

Photographer Larry Clark was hot for teen decadence before the rest of the culture caught on.

Is it not a strange blindness on our part to teach publicly the techniques of warfare and to reward with medals those who prove to be the most adroit killers? – Marquis de Sade
U.S. to create list of 'unstable' nations
Every Muslim nation in the world is on that list!

Resistance shelling drives US to abandon barracks near ar-Ramadi.
Americans throw local families out of their homes and move in, using civilians as human shields.

The Wounded
In the cargo hold of a C-17 aircraft, soldiers treated at the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad, await evacuation to a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.

A Life Changed by War

OCCUPIED BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. soldier was killed in a non-hostile incident in Iraq.
The statement said the soldier died "in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom."

President Discusses Freedom and Democracy
We ask for God's blessings on the brave souls of Iraq, and God continue to bless the American people. Thank you. (Applause.)

Once Again, Bush Pulls the Plug on Democracy
The Secret Service says it is investigating the claims of three people who claim they were removed from President Bush's town hall meeting on Social Security last week after being singled out because of a bumper sticker on their car.

If George W. Bush were to hold up a carrot and call it a watermelon, the American news media would immediately begin calling carrots watermelons. That’s an undeniable fact. Equally undeniable is the fact that we have long passed the point when we can trust the American corporate media to report the news. But even more distressing is the fact that we now have reached the point when we cannot even trust them with the English language.

A new report says U.S. intelligence agencies haven't learned to share information, despite lessons of 9/11.
The panel was created last year to examine how U.S. intelligence could have been so embarrassingly wrong about Saddam Hussein's nonexistent WMD arsenal.

So, the trail of the lies that started a war goes from the White House, to the Pentagon, to the Office of Special Plans. But where was the OSP getting their information?
So, this is the trail of the lies that started a war, beginning at the White House, and via Dick Cheney moving upstream to the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans, under Wolfowitz and Feith, then from OSP to an parallel group operating out of Ariel Sharon's office in Israel.

The closest parallel I can think of to current American politics is Israel. There was a time, not that long ago, when moderate Israelis downplayed the rise of religious extremists. But no more: extremists have already killed one prime minister, and everyone realizes that Ariel Sharon is at risk.
America isn't yet a place where liberal politicians, and even conservatives who aren't sufficiently hard-line, fear assassination. But unless moderates take a stand against the growing power of domestic extremists, it can happen here.

It Can't Happen Here
Those who believe a police state can't happen here are poor students of history. Every government, democratic or not, is capable of tyranny. We must understand this if we hope to remain a free people.

Jeff Gannon is back -- at the National Press Club?, whose real name is James Guckert, resigned his job with the conservative Talon News last month after it was revealed he had used a pseudonym, had little journalism background, and had ties to male escort Web sites.
A car bomb struck a US military patrol Saturday in the Iraqi capital, killing two US soldiers and injuring two others. Earlier, the US military announced a Marine died in action in a restive central province.
Meanwhile, four US soldiers died when their vehicle struck a land mine in central Afghanistan on Saturday, the military said. It was unclear whether the mine was freshly laid or a leftover from the country's long wars.

Army Probe Finds Abuse at Base Near Mosul,1280,-4893566,00.html

A Threat Greater Than Terrorism
Reality has yet to penetrate the Oval Office or America's "red state" consciousness. The gratuitous invasion of Iraq, the torture and the war crimes have made America despised the world over. Our once formidable alliances are shattered.

Pentagon Will Not Try 17 G.I.'s Implicated in Prisoners' Deaths
The headline says it all. If the soldiers are not being punished for killing prisoners, then killing prisoners IS officially sanctioned policy.

Reservist: Knee blows that killed 2 detainees were approved
Has it gotten through to you yet? Do you see what America has been turned into by the Neocons? The USA is the 21st Century version of the Nazis!

Iran is quietly stockpiling high-tech small arms, military equipment
Wouldn't you? I mean it doesn't take a genius to see that Bush is replaying the same propaganda run-up to the invasion of Iraq with Iran. Iran knows Bush is going to send your kids to invade. It is only to be expected that they will prepare to kill as many of your kids as they can to save their own kids from being killed. That's what war is; old farts sending young kids to get killed while parents sit too afraid to say "no".
Robot fires blast of water at bag belonging to customer who had a dispute about a check.
Kevin McDermott, 44, 100 block of East Ninth Street, was booked on a preliminary charge of terroristic mischief, a felony, and was being held Thursday at the Arrestee Processing Center

Why don't the Americans just shoot Terry Schiavo in the head?

New Poll Might Make Press Re-think Massive Coverage of Terry Schiavo Case
Bush's overall approval was at 43 percent, down from 49 percent last month. 43 % huh?

Polls Show Drop for Bush's Job Approval
The Gallup poll found Bush losing support among men, self-described conservatives and churchgoers while the CBS poll found a drop among men and Republicans.

While Bush obsesses over Schiavo, Native Americans criticize his silence on bloody Minnesota school shooting
In the hours after the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999, President Bill Clinton publicly expressed his condolences and followed up a few days later with a radio address in which he proposed new gun control measures and school safety projects.

And They Call Themselves Christians?
...the real tragedy, of course, is not the needless deaths and dismemberments of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians (as well as 1,500+ American soldiers dead and thousands more horribly injured), but the decision to show mercy to a single American woman who has been comatose for 15 years.

Soldiers Speak Out

Bliar faces backbench backlash as pressure mounts to publish war advice
If the war was illegal, not only would British troops be potentially liable to face prosecution under an international war crimes tribunal but legal action could be taken against the Ministry of Defence by injured soldiers or relatives of troops killed in action.

Iraq Checkpoint Killings Unchecked
Killers must be held accountable, especially those in uniform.

Cuba to present nine counts against Washington in Human Rights Commission
Cuba is to counter the US by claiming that while there are wars, there are no conditions for the respect for human rights. The horrific medieval torture chambers at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay are reminders of the innate evil in Washington's foreign policy and of the callous disregard for human life shown by the Bush regime.

The United States committed “grave violations of human rights” against detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Foreign Affairs Committee of Britain’s parliament said on Friday.

War with the values of a revolution
Yes, I know war is hell and ugliness abounds in every corner. I also understand that in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, we are up against a vicious enemy, which, if it had the power, would do great harm to our country. You do not deal with such people with kid gloves. But killing prisoners of war, presumably in the act of torture, is an inexcusable outrage.

How the Department of Defense mishandled the disaster at Abu Ghraib.

U.S. forces thwart major escape in southern Iraq
Camp Bucca is almost twice the size of Abu Ghraib, which was the scene of last year's prisoner abuse scandal that has prompted widespread changes in the handling of detainees. There are 3,243 detainees at Abu Ghraib, and another 114 after a camp near the Baghdad airport, which includes Saddam Hussein and other top officials of his deposed government.

War's effect felt across Mideast
So now they have struck in Qatar. Nice, friendly, liberal Doha, with its massive U.S. air base and its spiky, argumentative al-Jazeera television, its modern shops and expatriate compounds and luxury hotels. Ever since al-Qaida urged its supporters to strike around the maritime Arab kingdoms of the Gulf, the princes and emirs have been waiting to find out who's first. The suicide bomber -- and the killing of a Brit -- gave them their answer.

The Missing WMD Report
A President doesn't have to worry about troubling answers if no one asks the questions.

WMD report expected to blast U.S. agencies
In contrast to the Sept. 11 commission, the WMD commission's work has been done largely behind closed doors, with only brief press releases about witnesses who appeared.

Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2000 — The fire and smoke from the downed passenger aircraft billows from the Pentagon courtyard. Defense Protective Services Police seal the crash sight. Army medics, nurses and doctors scramble to organize aid. An Arlington Fire Department chief dispatches his equipment to the affected areas.
The Pentagon was a model and the "plane crash" was a simulated one.

On 9/11, CIA Was Running Simulation of a Plane Crashing into a Building
In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant aircraft crashed into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn't terrorism -- it was to be a simulated accident.

When bin Laden's group moves, says Hussain, they go in caravans and dress in women's clothing to avoid detection by satellite.
"Now I have also given orders that when every vehicle is checked, the women are asked to say something so that you can make out whether it is a male voice or a female voice," he says.

On the fast track to fascism
The news blackout of this juicy story is distressing. America's corporate and political elite control the news media. Freedom of information and speech are quickly becoming relics of a bygone republic. America is on the fast track to fascism.

Censor Alert
Congress considers controls for cable TV and the Internet

Opposition demonstrators pushed past riot police and seized the presidential headquarters Thursday in this Central Asian country, toppling the government in the third successful popular revolt in a former Soviet republic in 16 months. President Askar Akayev dropped from sight, and Russian news agencies reported that he had flown to neighboring Kazakhstan.
In the capital, Bishkek, the supreme court quickly nullified the results of disputed elections that had sparked the uprising.

Looters in Kyrgyzstan capital have 'gone mad'
'Unconstitutional coup' claimed

Angolans die from Ebola-like bug
The symptoms, similar to Ebola, include vomiting, bloody discharge and fever.

White House Refuses to Answer Disturbing Questions
U.S. Dollars Fuel China Nukes

As Green as a Neocon: Why Iraq hawks are driving Priuses

Bush, Sharon Meet To Plan Iran Attack
Why Would Iran Want Nukes?

Rice: Israel Expansion 'At Odds' With U.S.
Rice said the Israeli plan to add 3,500 housing units to the Maale Adumim settlement east of Jerusalem was "not really a satisfactory response."

U.S. Envoy Reiterates Settlements Support
Kurtzer's remarks Friday came after the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot quoted him as telling a group of Foreign Ministry cadets that there is no understanding between the United States and Israel over future control of settlement blocs. Kurtzer angrily denied the Yediot report, saying it had "no basis in fact."

One isn't supposed to say this, but many people believe that Israel now holds the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in its hands. This is what is known as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
No decent American would think of reducing American Jews to the status of Palestinians in Israel. The idea is almost absurd. Yet Americans are taxed to subsidize the oppression of Palestinians, on the flimsy pretext that they are helping an "ally" in America's own self-interest to be hated and despised by the whole Muslim world.

Syria's ambassador to Washington said on Wednesday he hoped the United States and Israel would follow his country's example and withdraw from Iraq and Palestinian areas, just as Syria was leaving Lebanon.
"I hope this will inspire other countries in the Middle East to withdraw their occupations from Iraq and Palestine and from Syria itself," he said.
This is a really interesting period of my life. The public is discovering that our Republic is run by fags and Jesus freaks, the President is stealing the Treasury for his retirement fund, we are losing the war in Iraq, the PRC is threatening to dump our dollars and ruin us, gas will go to $5 a gallon, our Senate is wasting time trying to pose as saviors of a brain-dead turnip in Florida, we have no oil coming in and they are going to drill everywhere possible, including downtown Houston and Arlington Cemetery, it’s very clear that Bush and Rove have perverted and bought out the media wholesale so that no one believes what any of them say anymore, the religious wierdos are trying to force their fairy tale nonsense on everyone else, there is a growing frenzy in the White House to manufacture some “terrorist” incident so that doubting Americans can return to worship at Bush’s shrine, our “allies” are leaving our Coalition in droves, we bribed the Italian Prime Minister to stay with us, ( the Poles and Ukrainians can easily be bribed with the chump change in Bush’s living room couch), thousands of soldiers are deserting, shooting themselves in the feet or fleeing to Ireland or Canada, Jeff Gannon and Ken Lay are threatening to “tell all’ if Bush doesn’t do something nice for them. Like pardon them and rehire them. This list goes on and on and now you see why I call this the Monkey Palace. If the Bush supporters in Iowa could spend one day in this place, they would reregister Communist and chase Bush, Fat Karl and others down Pennsylvania Avenue armed with farm implements. Fat Karl would be the first to collapse and the mob would be carrying bits and pieces of him around the Mall on pikes. FOX would go into mourning and the pathetic “Ann Coulter” would go back to the family pig farm in tears. Yesterday, I encountered a staffer, an older woman with sensible shoes and a cat at home named ‘Mr. Wumples’ who actually cried in my office because she discovered certain very ugly things about Her Sacred President. She may quit and take up work as a crematory operator. I always say you get what you pay for and when the Fiscal End Days come upon us and Bush is safe from extradition in his new tica in Costa Rica, that loud noise in the background is me laughing because all of my money is tied up in gold and euros.”

It's really sad that we see more coverage of the American Idol voting fiasco in the news (?) than we ever saw about the complications in Ohio and across the U.S. for the 2004 presidential election. Guess that's where the priorities lie. Beautiful country!

The 2004 US Elections:The Mother of all Vote Frauds
"Those who cast the votes decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything." - Joseph Stalin

What occurred in Iraq on Jan. 30, 2005 was an American-brokered event, not an expression of Iraqi national unity. The U.S. lowering of the Shi'a vote is case in point.
Elections have been used in the past to cover up inherently non-democratic processes. Stalin had elections, as did Hitler. So did Saddam Hussein. The Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and Ba'athist Iraq were not burgeoning democracies, but totalitarian dictatorships. The point here is that elections don't bring democracy. The roots of any democracy lie in a people united in their desire to govern in accordance with a rule of law that guarantees the rights of all. Such people then create conditions in which elections can certify their desire by selecting those who will govern. This produces democracy. What occurred in Iraq on Jan. 30, 2005 was anything but such an expression of Iraqi national unity.

Counter-recruitment has become a key battleground in the effort to stop the war in Iraq and prevent future military adventures by George W.M.D. Bush and a compliant Congress.
Rather than PR campaigns with calls to patriotism, the military needs to reevaluate its programs, and the United States needs to reconsider its war-based approach to foreign relations. The public is getting wise to their racket and may soon refuse to be fooled by their efforts.

Army Expects Recruiting to Slump Further
One of those new approaches is designed to persuade more parents to steer their children to the Army."We're going to appeal to patriotism," he said.That might be done through a new advertising campaign, he said. He also is encouraging more members of Congress as well as senior Army leaders and Army boosters to spend time in local communities touting the benefits of military service.

Paralyzed Iraq vet to seek experimental treatment
"I have to go out of the country to do it because it's illegal in the United States, because it's a stem cell procedure!"

US soldier killed in Baghdad
Iraqi forces located two beheaded bodies believed to be of Iraqi soldiers on the main road between Baghdad and Abu Ghraib today.

Two US, two Iraqi soldiers wounded in Mosul suicide car bombing
Attacks against Iraqi and US forces are an almost daily occurrence in Mosul, which has become a new front for the insurgency since November.

Diving Into Falluja
“Look in my eyes. I have the eyes of a former sniper. You thought you had the goods on George Bush, didn’t you? You’ve been sandbagged, boy.”

Five Killed by Friendly Fire in Iraq
In the former rebel stronghold of Fallujah, police patrolled the streets and imposed a sudden, late-afternoon curfew, shouting through loudspeakers: "Close your stores and go home!" They also set up checkpoints and searched cars in the city.

OCCUPIED FALLUJAH, Iraq - Clashes erupted Thursday between Iraqi forces and rebels in the former rebel citadel of Fallujah
"There are clashes between the army and police and insurgents, but we don't have a toll yet," the defense ministry official said.

OCCUPIED BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 85 militants at a suspected training camp along the marshy shores of a remote lake, one of the highest guerrilla death tolls of the two-year insurgency, officials said Wednesday.
"This string of successes does have positive repercussions in that it may convince Iraqis not supporting the insurgents - but not supporting the United States either - to perceive that the tide is turning and not go with the insurgents?"

Accounts of Iraq Raid Rife With Discrepancies
US military officials said the camp housed between 80 and 120 insurgents who were planning attacks on Iraqi cities, and that the role of US troops was only to provide helicopter support for Iraqi forces, CNN reported.

Insurgents cling to training camp after Iraq-US assault
A fighter named Amer, who claimed membership in the Secret Islamic Army of Iraq, said the men had never abandoned the camp and only 11 of his comrades were killed in airstrikes on the site.

U.S. bars Italians from examining victim’s car
Vowing to shed light on the incident, Washington has ordered an investigation into the shooting!

Once-Beautiful Baghdad Becomes Eyesore
Known for centuries as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, its landscape has been marred by concrete blast walls, barbed wire, steel barricades, sandbags and crumbling buildings pockmarked by bullet holes or gutted by explosions.

BUSH: US Not Planning to Attack Iran
Bush says speculation that the United States might attack Iran to end its nuclear program is "just not the truth," although he refuses to rule out the possibility entirely.

BLIAR: Nobody planning to attack Iran
"I don't know of anybody planning military action against Iran," Blair said.

Israel planning to strike Iran nuke plants
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she was not aware of the Israeli plans.

Iraq war: The smoking gun?
The critical paragraph of her letter, published yesterday under the Freedom of Information Act, was blanked out by the Government on the grounds that it was in the public interest to protect the privacy of the advice given by the Attorney General. But last night the contents of the paragraph were leaked, and Tony Blair was facing fresh allegations of a cover-up.
  If Jesus returns, Karl Rove will kill him
Systematic sexual abuse by both prison guards and Catholic priests? The wholesale slaughter of Iraqi children? The debasement by corporate money of both church and state? Christ would lead the non-violent charge against these cornerstones of GOP rule---until Rove killed him.
But would Jesus stand for the slaughter of 100,000 Iraqis in his name merely because of oil and dubious Biblical prophecy? How would Christ view a president in love with the gas chamber and electric chair? What would Jesus, who hated hypocrisy above all, say about a Bush who scampers back to prolong the life of a brain-dead woman who wanted to die, but who gleefully executes 150 people as governor and as many more as president as he can get his hands on? How would Jesus cope with a self-proclaimed Divinity demanding the death penalty for children?

The Death of the Dollar
Ceasar was supposed to be a god. Julias Caesar was killed on the Ides of March. (March 15th)

Bush's top economic advisers have conveyed that a "nightmare" scenario of $4 a gallon is extremely unlikely in the short term.

Secret US plans for Iraq's oil - The industry-favoured plan was pushed aside by a secret plan, drafted just before the invasion in 2003, which called for the sell-off of all of Iraq's oil fields. The new plan was crafted by neo-conservatives intent on using Iraq's oil to destroy the Opec cartel through massive increases in production above Opec quotas.
Obviously, that plan backfired.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, who argued he could not get a fair trial without access to al Qaeda captives who could help his defense.
Moussaoui is the only person charged in the United States in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified."

FLASHBACK: 9/11 tragedy considered Israel's "Hannukah miracle"
The Israeli political-security establishment is coming to the conclusion that the terror attacks on September 11 were a kind of "Hanukkah miracle" for Israel, coming just as Israel was under increasing international pressure because of the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians.

The reality is that this nation's politicians and media leaders all have secrets to hide. Mistresses, drug habits, links to that airfield in Mena, Arkansas, BCCI cash sitting in that bank in Barbados, loot from ADFA in the Cayman's; in a corrupted society only the corrupt can reach the heights of power, and they all have secrets to hide. They are all vulnerable to blackmail. And being the kind of people who were willing to, and usually did, anything to get power, they are also the people willing to do anything to keep it. Look the other way when the drugs come in, spike an embarrassing news story or plant a fake one that embarrasses your enemy, alter the books, destroy a report, falsify data, destroy evidence, maybe even allow the military might of the United States and the blood of her children to be tricked into fighting someone else's war.

Israel's Blackmail Moves Into High Gear - Bush as a young man supposedly experimented with marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol. Bush was a college cheerleader, and according to Kitty Kelly his nickname was "The Fabulous Mr. Lips", for his habit of performing oral sex on men.
Bush is a psycho WHO will do whatever he is told - He believes he is gifted and God guides him.
He sat back as Israel pulled 9/11. Then he bombed Afghanistan after the Taliban threw out the Jewish drug lords. Bush closes his eyes as Israel slaughters Arabs on a daily basis, with US weapons. 10,000 Americans are maimed or killed when Bush invades Iraq for Israel. Bush said nothing about Israeli intel being the force behind Hariri's murder, and stands ready to attack Syria.

Jeff Gannon, most likely alias Johnny Gosch, was reputedly a torture expert, used as an expert by those acting as advisors to George W. Bush. telling the occupant of the White House how to circumvent and defeat the U.S. Constitution and how the U.S. could sidestep its mandatory responsibilities as signatory to the Geneva Conventions on the humane treatment of prisoners.
Jeff Gannon has been an Escort Service and traveling whorehouse operative, who from time to time ostensibly stayed upstairs at the White House, at the apartment of George W. Bush. Gannon's torture expertise came from sexual perversions such as S-M. And Gannon ostensibly traveled to U.S. facilities where torture of so-called "terrorist suspect" prisoners was used. Such as at Guantamino Bay and Baghdad prison, in U.S.. foreign invader occupied Iraq. The Boston area is where deep cover operative Valerie Plame operated behind a CIA proprietary consulting firm. She had under her supevision upwards of one hundred CIA penetration agents resident and inserted in places around the globe hostile to the U.S. Some of these operatives may have been flown near to their destinations by a Red Sox jet. A Special Federal Prosecutor in Chicago, through federal grand juries, is compiling data that tends to show that Jeff Gannon, while in or near the White House with George W. Bush, was given data and documents directly by Bush himself used to blow the cover of deep CIA operative Valerie Plame. And that this was used as a reprisal against Plame because her husband, a former U.S. Ambassador, criticized Bush. The consequences are treasonous acts by Bush subject to his removal from office by Impeachment trial as well as subjecting him to severe federal criminal penalties. Quite a number of the penetration agents supervised by Plame, were murdered as a result of the unlawful public disclosure by George W. Bush as supervised by George H.W. Bush..

Red Sox partner says CIA chartered his jet,1,1593500.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
Acknowledges craft flew to Guantanamo

Gannon/Guckert Interviewed by 'NY Times'
NYT: Q."Jeff, you're not a whore,are you. A. "Not Really" NYT: Q. Those bloggers are lying scumbags, right." A. "Damn Right". NYT Editorial Staff Conclusion: They're you have it ladies and gentlemen. Case Closed.

After an extraordinary intervention by the U.S. Congress and President Bush, a federal judge ordered a hearing on Monday on the fate of a brain-damaged Florida woman whose feeding tube was removed late last week.
But a new ABC News poll on Monday showed Americans strongly disapproved of the intervention by Congress and two thirds believed lawmakers were using her case for political gain. Seventy percent called it inappropriate.

When you do not stand up and call for justice when you witness crime, you are, at minimum, an accomplice after the fact. And if you are FUNDING a criminal government that you refuse to hold accountable you are NOW, through silent consent and material support, a co-conspirator.
And in a conspiracy, ALL members are equally and fully liable for ALL crimes committed by any co-conspirators. The short version is: If you don’t uphold your personal duty to justice that all men owe, you are no longer owed justice, you have exited the civil contract and are now an animal. A dangerous one. So expect to be exterminated. Fuck ‘em!
Bush And Bald Men
Now, if Terri's parents are smart, they will shave her head bald. Bush can't resist that one! Why he could even show up to place his protective Christ-like hands on her bald head, as they re-attach her feeding tube. Photo opportunity there--and an excellent picture to put in the new bible chapter about the return of Christ)The nurses should be aware that he may well, in his moment of Messianic fever, try to wrap himself (oops I mean Himself) in Terri's white bedsheets, just to complete the picture.

Israel's Blackmail Moves Into High Gear
Bush as a young man supposedly experimented with marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol. Bush was a college cheerleader, and according to Kitty Kelly his nickname was "The Fabulous Mr. Lips", for his habit of performing oral sex on men.

500 hours Guantanamo abuse videotaped...,10117,12613005-29277,00.html
The Government is refusing to release the tapes because of "privacy concerns".

Attacks across Iraq kill civilians
Iraqi soldiers a day after U.S. military clashes with insurgents

Deconstructing Iraq: Year Three Begins
The most significant fact of our Iraq War and occupation (and war), which can't be repeated too many times, is that the Bush administration busted into the country without an exit strategy for a simple reason: they never planned to leave – and they still don't. If you have a better reason for taking a withdrawal position and pressing for it, let me know by at least the beginning of
Year Four of the Iraqi Deconstruction Era.

Why Iraq Withdrawal Makes Sense
Only clear opposition to the war can change the terms of the national debate. Taking the paths of least resistance won't get us very far.

MI6 chief told PM: Americans ‘fixed’ case for war,,2087-1533385,00.html

Bush's top economic advisers have conveyed to the president that a "nightmare" scenario of $4 a gallon is extremely unlikely in the short term.
Two years after invasion, few are celebrating
"These bastards shot a cousin of mine a few weeks ago for not getting out their way," snarls one driver over the grind of frantically reversing gearboxes. "Who the fuck do they think they are?"

Two Years Later, Iraq War Drains Military
The Iraq war has also led to a drop in the overall readiness of U.S. ground forces to handle threats at home and abroad, forcing the Pentagon to accept new risks -- even as military planners prepare for a global anti-terrorism campaign that administration officials say could last for a generation.

Bush says Iraq attack made America safe?
Bush mentioned Saddam's use of chemical weapons in the past, but not the stockpiles of chemical andbiological weapons -- a key U.S. prewar justification for military action -- that were not found after the invasion.

Around 100,000 protest in London on second anniversary of Iraq War
It is reported that the protesters will place a coffin at the gate of the US embassy and the rally will be the first mass demonstration to pass the embassy since it became a flashpoint of anti-Vietnam War protests in 1968. Enditem

Insurgents number 20,000 in Iraq
Iraqi ministry of defense officials said late last year the insurgency probably numbers around 200,000, including those who provide active support to the fighters.

Syria, Iran aiding Iraq insurgents?
Al Qaeda or other terrorists also are attempting "to use chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear weapons," he said.

The U.S. military victory against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq gets the credit for "inspiring democratic reformers from Beirut to Tehran," Bush said Saturday.

A car bomb explosion rocked a predominantly Christian suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut shortly after midnight, injuring at least nine people.
Political opposition groups and many average Lebanese accused the Syrians and Lebanon's pro-Syrian government of involvement - accusations both authorities vehemently denied. But, the assassination has sparked a political crisis in Lebanon and massive street demonstrations both for and against Syria's presence in the country.

Venezuela's 'Anti-Bush' Fears Assassination
The point is not that Washington is murderous or that Chavez is paranoid. The talk of assassination, whether idle or not, reflects the reality that the stakes are high in the power struggle between Chavez and the Bush administration.

Pentagon power play
Turf wars and bad analysis are just two likely products of the disastrous new intelligence reform.
Oil Prices Soar Above $57 on Supply Fears

Rice Says U.S. Should Not Have Abandoned Afghanistan

A bomb blast in Afghanistan has killed at least five people as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a one-day trip, pledging long-term U.S. commitment to support the country's transition to democracy.
The Taliban harbored Usama bin Laden's "al Qaeda" terror network, which attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. U.S.-led forces launched a military campaign later that year and ousted the Taliban from power.

It's been 1,277 days since G.W.B. said he'd catch U.B.L. 'Dead or Alive!'

Usama bin Laden:A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified."

Senior Israeli officials expressed high satisfaction after hearing news of choosing Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, one of Bush's administration's hawks, to take over as head of the World Bank.
Wolfowitz, a leading neo-conservative, is widely viewed as a close friend to Israel, who is quite aware of the Middle East issues. Wolfowitz, 61, is one of the most forceful officials in Bush's administration who claimed that the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. He also predicted that Americans would be welcomed as liberators rather than occupiers once they oust Saddam's regime.

Wolfowitz: Iraq war was about oil
"...for reasons that have a lot to do with the US government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on: weapons of mass destruction."

"There's a lot of money to pay for this that doesn't have to be US taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people," Mr Wolfowitz told a House of Representatives hearing on March 27 2003. "On a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50bn and $100bn over the course of the next two or three years," he said. "We're dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon."
In the two years since the invasion, Iraq's oil revenues have totalled $25bn (€18.6bn, £13bn), despite soaring world prices. The cost of the war and reconstruction has exceeded $200bn so far.

U.S. House backs $81.4 billion war spending bill
The bill would bring to almost $300 billion the amount Congress has authorized in emergency war spending since U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq in March 2003.

Iraq National Assembly Celebrates "Freedom"
While it was a historic day for Iraqi democracy, Wednesday also served as a reminder of a scarred past the 17th anniversary of a chemical attack that Saddam ordered on the northern Kurdish town of Halabja.

This is serious stuff, because the US Army War College tells us that 1.4 million Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the sanctions, which is 3,000 times more than the number of Kurds who supposedly died of gassing at the hands of Saddam.

Silvio Berlusconi came under fire Thursday, a day after he clarified his announcement that Italian troops could pull out of Iraq in September, saying the possible date was no more than a "hope."
Public opinion in Italy is strongly against the war and Italy's involvement, and the premier has been under increasing pressure to pull out the troops since the March 4 killing in Baghdad of an Italian intelligence agent who was escorting a recently released hostage to freedom. The agent was killed by U.S. troops, who mistakenly opened fire on his vehicle.

The Bush administration took specific legal steps that cleared a U.S. Special Forces assassination team in Iraq from any future criminal proceedings arising from their assassination of Italian SISMI intelligence number two man Nicola Calipari.
The U.S. hit team wanted to kill Calipari and Sgrena because they had intimate knowledge of the Iraqi resistance and how some loyalists of the U.S.-supported Iraqi regime may have cooperated with the alleged Zarqawi forces to seize Western hostages and decapitate them on videos for propaganda purposes. Many of the beheading videos show masked men who do not appear to be extremist Muslim Iraqis or even Arabs from their build, stance, sporting of jewelry, and, in one case, speaking Russian.

FLASHBACK: Berg Met with Shady Iraqi
Before his highly visible execution, Nick Berg was partners with Aziz al-Taee in Iraq. After Nick's murder, Aziz al-Taee (despite a criminal background) became a media star, appearing at Clear Channel sponsored rallys pointing the finger of blame for Berg's death at Hussein, and assuring Americans that the people of Iraq were desperate for liberation.
Now, a new wrinkle has surfaced. Just as Aziz al-Taee was promoting the war in Iraq, Aziz al-Taee himself was being promoted by ... Jeff Gannon, White House Whore.

So, we have Gannon the unseemly propogandist of sham news organization interviewing criminal propagandist Al-Taee of sham Iraqi-making the case for war organization.
In light of the plans of OSP to pay "foreign" journalist to spread its propaganda, this seems worth a look.
Oil Prices Shoot to New High

Iraq Insurgency 'Still Very Strong'
A US marine was killed in the western Anbar province yesterday.More than 1,500 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion in March 2003.

$225 Billion and No Exit Plan
With the latest request, the average household will pay nearly $2,000 in taxes. To honor the lives lost and to justify the huge budget deficits this war has caused, the American people deserve a plan.

70% of Americans Think Iraq Toll Too High
Americans rank promoting democracy abroad at or near the bottom of acceptable reasons for using military force.

Antiwar Activists Find Military Allies
" We've been to Iraq. We've seen it. We know it's wrong. We have to end it."

Allies Committed to Iraq, Bush Says
Mr. Bliar is also facing internal opposition to the war in his own country.

The Trials of Tony Bliar
British Prime Minister Tony Bliar, whose willingness to go along even with the most illegitimate and dangerous of Bush's mad schemes has made him a hero to American conservatives, is paying a high price for being what his countrymen refer to as "Bush's lapdog."

Nations Leaving Iraq Amid Anti-War Gains
About 150,000 U.S. troops shoulder the bulk of the responsibility and suffer the most casualties.

Bush: No Timetable for U.S. Troops Coming Home
Some 14 nations have withdrawn troops since the U.S.-led March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Syria to give Lebanon pullout timetable
U.S. President George W. Bush has demanded that Syrian troops, along with its less visible intelligence agents,leave before Lebanon's general election due in May.

Thousands of Lebanese demonstrators, chanting "Death to America" marched on the U.S. embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, burning American and Israeli flags, and denouncing the U.S. interference in Lebanon.
"Don't interfere, leave us alone, we don't want your fake democracy that we saw ... in Iraq ... through your massacres and human rights breaches there ... and in Palestine through your support to Israeli massacres," one speaker said at the rally.

If the U.S. government doesn't plan to occupy Iraq for any longer than necessary, why is it spending billions of dollars to build "enduring" bases?

US troops shoot dead Iraqi general: police
No immediate reaction
was available from the US military.

US military denies report US troops killed Iraqi general
The gang that couldn't shoot straight.

The Bush administration took specific legal steps that cleared a U.S. Special Forces assassination team in Iraq from any future criminal proceedings arising from their assassination of Italian SISMI intelligence number two man Nicola Calipari.
The U.S. hit team wanted to kill Calipari and Sgrena because they had intimate knowledge of the Iraqi resistance and how some loyalists of the U.S.-supported Iraqi regime may have cooperated with the alleged Zarqawi forces to seize Western hostages and decapitate them on videos for propaganda purposes. Many of the beheading videos show masked men who do not appear to be extremist Muslim Iraqis or even Arabs from their build, stance, sporting of jewelry, and, in one case, speaking Russian.

The Eyewitnesses Must Be Crazy
Discrediting Sgrena and other witnesses to unfortunate incidents

Americans talking to themselves in Fallujah
"There is a good reason that the U.S. Administration would want to discourage any focus on Fallujah at this time. In the last weeks, residents who fled the fighting in the city have been beginning to return, and even those who have not lost family members are finding utter devastation of their former lives. Fallujah, under a strict dusk-to-dawn curfew, has no running water, sewage system, or electricity, and that's just the utilities."

The forgotten Fallujah- U.S. offensive continues
The Atrocities committed in Fallujah is a clear example of the self-defeating insanity of the Bush Administration's strategy in the so-called "war on terror", which doesn't seem to differentiate between acts of resistance against foreign occupation and acts of terrorism against civilians.

Bush shrugged off a question about detainees being sent by the United States back to their home countries, where they could be tortured.
"The United States must make sure we protect our people and our friends from attack. One way to do so is arrest people and send them back" to their home countries, he said. "We seek assurances that no one will be tortured."

Bush declared in his State of the Union address, "Torture is never acceptable, nor do we hand over people to countries that do torture." Considering what's come to light since then, the most charitable conclusion is that Bush is completely out of the loop.
In recent weeks, past and present administration officials have confirmed that since September 2001 the Central Intelligence Agency has dispatched between 100 and 150 terror suspects to countries where fine points of law and human rights don't stop beatings, drugging or long isolation.

Exporting Prisoner Abuse
The plane made at least 600 flights to 40 countries, all of which came after 9/11, including 30 trips to Jordan, 19 to Afghanistan, 17 to Morocco, and 16 to Iraq. The plane also went to Egypt, Libya and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Torture: Bush's Nominee May Be 'DOA
Could revelations of perverse sexual torture from the Guantanamo gulag deep six the nomination of torture memo author William Haynes to the federal bench?

U.S. Military Says 26 Inmate Deaths May Be Homicide
The number of confirmed or suspected cases is much higher than any accounting the military has previously reported.

Report: 108 Died In U.S. Custody
The figure, far higher than any previously disclosed, includes cases investigated by the Army, Navy, CIA and Justice Department.

FLASHBACK: Paranoia grips the U.S. capital
This week, former military intelligence analyst William Arkin revealed a hitherto unknown directive, with the Orwellian name "JCS Conplan 0300-97," authorizing the Pentagon to employ special, ultra-secret "anti-terrorist" military units on American soil for what the author claims are "extra-legal missions."Category: ASSASSINATION

Bush Seeks to Ban Some Nations From All Nuclear Technology
"If you thought the Americans were going to bomb you, wouldn't you bury this stuff, too?"
Photographer for White House child sex ring arrested after Thompson suicide

The power of the U.S. presidency is so awesome these days it almost matches the lack of accountability of the office.

Hundreds of thousands of anti-Syrian protesters flooded central Beirut Monday in what witnesses said was "Lebanon's biggest demonstration since former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri's killing exactly a month ago. "
Organizers said a million people had joined the protest. No independent estimate was available, but witnesses said the rally looked even bigger than last week's pro-Syrian demonstration organized by Hizbollah and attended by hundreds of thousands. The authorities were pondering a ban on future demonstrations to be enforced by the Lebanese army.

It is time America understood Hezbollah for what it really is, not what the Israelis and their Zionist friends say it is. Unfortunately, our President, Bush, and Conde Rice, misunderstand, or prefer to remain ignorant of, the truth about Hezbollah.
Hezbollah defeated the Israelis is a fact, that the Israelis were an illegal occupying force in southern Lebanon (the area of the Shi'a) is a fact, that Hezbollah is now part of the Lebanese defense forces is a fact, that Hezbollah ever attacked American troops is an out and out lie.

Did Israel deliberately allow 241 American Marines to die?

Hariri reportedly assassinated to make way for large US air base in Lebanon
According to high-level Lebanese intelligence sources—Christian and Muslim—former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was reportedly assassinated in a sophisticated explosion-by-wire bombing authorized by the Bush administration and Ariel Sharon's Likud government in Israel.

UN to reveal Hariri 'cover-up',5744,12550199%5E1702,00.html

Taiwan to authorize 'non-peaceful' defense
Taiwan's ruling party responded to Beijing's anti-secession law Monday with a bill authorizing the president to use non-peaceful action in its defense.

China Law Authorizes Force Against Taiwan
The United States is Taiwan's biggest arms supplier and could be drawn into any conflict over the island.

US watches China warily
The last thing America needs now - with its military already extended in Iraq and Afghanistan - is to be sucked into a conflict with China over Taiwan.

Iraqis suspect they risked their lives at the voting polls for nothing:,0,60126.story?coll=la-home-headlines
"We've never had any real government and now this is not a real government either; these are all the same people who came riding on American tanks."

My truth (La mia verità)
I now live with no more certainties. I find myself deeply weak. I failed in my belief. I had always claimed there was need to go tell about that dirty war. And I had to decide whether to stay in the hotel or going out and chance being abducted because of my work. "We don't want anyone any more," the abductors told me. But I wanted to tell about the bloodbath in Falluja through the refugees' tales. And that morning the refugees and some of their "leaders" didn't listen to me. I had in front of me the evidence of what the Iraqi society has become with the war and they threw their truth in my face: "We don't want anyone. Why don't you stay home? What such interview can be useful for?". The worst collateral damage, the war killing communication, was falling on me. On me, who had risked it all, challenging the Italian government that didn't want reporters gong to Iraq, and the Americans who don't want our work that gives witness to what that country has really turned into with the war, despite what they call elections.
Now I wonder. Is their refusal a failure?

The only time the Bush Regime pays attention to the human rights of women is when it is trying to justify invading their countries!

Under Bush, a New Age of Prepackaged Television News
The Pentagon Channel, available only inside the Defense Department last year, is now being offered to every cable and satellite operator in the United States. Army public affairs specialists, equipped with portable satellite transmitters, are roaming war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, beaming news reports, raw video and interviews to TV stations in the United States. All a local news director has to do is log on to a military-financed Web site,, browse a menu of segments and request a free satellite feed.

Control Through Television
We have been made sheep, one and all, some more than others, becoming, over years of conditioned receptivity, members of the army of fantasy, unknowingly conscripted from birth, our minds rewired through the tools of the airwaves, made subservient creatures dumbed down by Establishment created education and television, following the commands of our masters, bowing in eternal submission to powers both known and unknown, falling prey to their deceptions and manipulations, allowing them to do with our minds as they please. For the elite, nothing has ever been easier; nothing has ever been more successful. From cradle to grave, our minds thus become their slaves.

How Television Controls And Programs Minds
Turn Off Your Television

Bush pretends to hold town hall meetings, which are more carefully screened than an audience with the Queen to ensure that Bush presents a one-sided case for his scams. No doubt he is being prompted through a receiver on his back.
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