MASS GRAVES FOR THE PUMP AND THE PRICE IS SET
Oil Prices Shoot to New Highhttp://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050316/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices_34
Iraq Insurgency 'Still Very Strong'http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4258786
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 Planhttp://www.antiwar.com/orig/leaver.php?articleid=5216
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 Highhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A37812-2005Mar15?language=printer
Americans rank promoting democracy abroad at or near the bottom of acceptable reasons for using military force.
Antiwar Activists Find Military Allieshttp://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050328&s=houppert
" We've been to Iraq. We've seen it. We know it's wrong. We have to end it."
Allies Committed to Iraq, Bush Sayshttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/16/politics/16cnd-prexy.html
Mr. Bliar is also facing internal opposition to the war in his own country.
The Trials of Tony Bliarhttp://www.thenation.com/thebeat/index.mhtml?bid=1&pid=2260
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 Gainshttp://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050315/ap_on_re_eu/crumbling_coalition_3
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 Homehttp://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050316&cat=news&st=newsd88s5m4o0&src=ap
Some 14 nations have withdrawn troops since the U.S.-led March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Syria to give Lebanon pullout timetablehttp://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5597588
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.http://www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=7408
"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?http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2005/03/enduring_bases_iraq.html
US troops shoot dead Iraqi general: policehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1324274.htm
No immediate reaction
was available from the US military.
US military denies report US troops killed Iraqi generalhttp://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=38837
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.http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/031505Madsen/031505madsen.html
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 Crazyhttp://www.antiwar.com/whitehurst/?articleid=5194
Discrediting Sgrena and other witnesses to unfortunate incidents
Americans talking to themselves in Fallujahhttp://electroniciraq.net/news/1770.shtml
"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 continueshttp://www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/review/article_full_story.asp?service_ID=7500
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.http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050316&cat=frontpage&st=frontpageap20050316_983&src=abc
"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.http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/latimes562.html
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 Abusehttp://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/06/national/main678373.shtml
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 Homicidehttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/16/politics/16abuse.html?hp&ex=1111035600&en=943ed6fbc944e7de&ei=5094&partner=homepage
The number of confirmed or suspected cases is much higher than any accounting the military has previously reported.
Report: 108 Died In U.S. Custodyhttp://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/16/terror/main680658.shtml
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 http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2005/02/06/922316.html
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 Technologyhttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/15/politics/15treaty.html?ex=1111554000&en=6448e4e628fb2a02&ei=5070
"If you thought the Americans were going to bomb you, wouldn't you bury this stuff, too?"