THE REPUBLIC IS DEAD
Either the US Government will collapse as did the USSR (best case) or there will be a revolt (worst case).http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/
White House: Grenade did target Bushhttp://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050518-104718-7708r
The FBI said the grenade, wrapped in a dark handkerchief, fell about 100 feet from the podium where Bush was speaking and "simply failed to function due to a light strike on the blasting cap."
Bush visit brings controversyhttp://www.freep.com/news/mich/bush19e_20050519.htm
"As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort," the letter says. "We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war in Iraq."
New Pope Benedict XVI a Strong Critic of Warhttp://www.cjd.org/paper/benedict.html
Even after the war, Cardinal Ratzinger did not cease criticism of U.S. violence and imperialism: "it was right to resist the war and its threats of destruction...It should never be the responsibility of just one nation to make decisions for the world."
Seeing is no longer believing. The image you see on the evening news could well be a fake—a fabrication of fast new video-manipulation technology.http://web.archive.org/web/20000711055157/http:/www.techreview.com/articles/july00/amato.htm
The same technology George Lucas uses to send you to the galaxy far, far, away can be used by the media and government into sending your taxes and children to a war, far, far away.
Looking this war in the face proves difficult when the press itself won't even put in an appearance!http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0520,schanberg,64027,6.html
"I understand the criticisms about blood and gore. I don't seek that. When I approach a body on the ground after a battle, I'm determined to give dignity to that person's life and photograph him with respect. But sometimes, as with my pictures of child victims, the greatest dignity and respect you can give them is to show the horror they have suffered, the absolutely gruesome horror." Leeson went on: "War is madness. Often when I was in it, I would think of my work as dedicated to stopping it. But I know that's unrealistic. When I considered the readers who would see my photos, I felt I was saying to them: 'If I hurt inside, I want you to hurt too. If something brings me to tears, I want to bring you to tears too.' "The ideology of ignorance
During our Fallujah assault, the Independent noted that as we were being told of that “victory,” “at the same moment an insurgent offensive had captured most of Mosul.” The same Whackamole game played out from village to village in … yep … Vietnam.Iraq veterans' unspoken epidemic
Buried deep inside every serving soldier in Iraq is the awareness that the war was morally wrong, built on lies, a conquest only masquerading as humanitarian 'kill-them-to-save-them' benevolence. Now that they are home, that awareness is forcing its way into their consciousness, and they are having trouble facing what the government has turned them into.The Grand Illusion - A Nation Willingly Deceived
That incriminating "smoking gun" memo proving the Bush and Blair Administrations pre-determined an invasion and occupation of Iraq long before the invasion occurred has apparently come and gone, barely noted in the American press, AWOL from editorial pages.Losing in Iraq
If Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Rice and the other fearless Republican hawks had tours in Vietnam instead of tours for draft deferments, they would have not been giddy for this war with Iraq. They would have run just like they personally ran from wars in Korea and Vietnam. If they had not slipped out the back door of their generations’ wars, they would have known that Iraq was a trap. But they didn't and today we have the humdinger of a problem in Iraq.U.S. Claims Over Siege Challenged
Abu Ahmed, a resident of Al-Qa'im, told IPS on telephone that ”all the fighters here are Iraqis from this area.” He said continuing violations by U.S. soldiers had provoked people into confronting the occupying forces. He said troops had been raiding homes, sending women into the streets without their hijabs and entering areas where women sleep.
”The fighters are just local people who refuse to be treated like dogs,” he said. ”Nobody wants the Americans here.” Abd al-Khaliq al-Rawi, head of communications for the local government in Al-Qa'im said on Al-Jazeera television that the fighters were all local Iraqis. ”We have not seen any outsiders. The fighters are from the area. They are resisting the occupation.”
Anti-War Protesters Show Up At Military Recruitment Seminarhttp://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=3361045&nav=0RZFa0Vm
"We believe like President Bush believes that the best way to ensure that terrorism doesn't fester and grow is to insure the societies that people live in are free and democratic," The American Nazi said.
"Brit Fries Senators in Oil"http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=639588
British MP George Galloway's masterpiece in controlled anger before a US Senate committee this week should remind everyone that the most damaging censorship of all is the kind we impose only on ourselves.
Generals Offer Sober Outlook on Iraqi Warhttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/19/international/middleeast/19iraq.html?ex=1117166400&en=7b747d7eebd27dc2&ei=5070
"I think that this could still fail," the officer said at the briefing, referring to the American enterprise in Iraq. "It's much more likely to succeed, but it could still fail."Bush: Not Enough US Bureaucrats in Iraq
Evil Emperor George WMD Bush on Wednesday acknowledged problems with the post-war effort in Iraq and said the United States must respond more quickly to help new democracies build stable institutions.
Gunmen in Iraq kill top Shiite cleric's aide, Again!http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/05/19/iraq.main/index.html
OCCUPIED BAGHDAD, New Iraq - An aide to Iraq's most powerful Shiite cleric was shot to death Thursday in Baghdad, police said, the second of his aides killed this week.Time for U.S. to withdraw from Iraq
I was standing on the floor of the House, speaking with Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii about legislation we are about to introduce to get the US out of Iraq when a great commotion occurred inside the chamber. "Get down, get down!" someone shouted. A rumor of explosives in the House Gallery. Members crouched behind benches. The Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, was standing just a few steps away. He was immediately surrounded by a number of security personnel who whisked him off the floor. Members then ran from the floor, down the stairs and out the side entrances, joining thousands of tourists, running down the streets away from the Capitol. It was a scene reminiscent of 911 which occurred exactly forty-four months ago, except for a fighter jet which soared above. I Iearned from police and other members that a Code Red had been declared. The first one. It meant there was an imminent danger, from the air? Rumors of a plane invading Capitol airspace. But then... No more jets. The skies were quiet, but sirens screamed, limousines carrying foreign leaders sped away, capitol police waved their machine guns as they barked instructions to the crowds to move away from the Capitol. Thousands streamed away and then, just as quickly, they streamed back toward the Capitol as an "all clear" was announced.Probe of former AIPAC staffers centers around Iraq
Conversations that two top American Israel Public Affairs Committee staffers allegedly had with a Washington Post reporter and an Israeli diplomat appear to be a focus of a US government investigation that could lead to espionage charges against the two.Pulling US strings on Israel
Many observers have long suspected that key supporters for the Iraq war inside the administration - including Wolfowitz and Feith - were at least in part motivated by their views on Israeli security. These views were also in line with the stance of AIPAC and several other pro-Israel outfits.Violence Threatens to Halt Mideast Talks
Who gets what they want? THAT is who is behind the violence.
The US and its 'special' dictatorhttp://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/GE17Ag01.html
"I am delighted to be back in Uzbekistan. I've just had a long and very interesting and helpful discussion with the president ... Uzbekistan is a key member of the coalition's global war on terror. And I brought the president the good wishes of President Bush and our appreciation for their stalwart support in the war on terror ... Our relationship is strong and has been growing stronger." - US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Tashkent, February 2004
Ready, steady, cook up reasons for supporting the boiling butcherhttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,21131-1615294,00.html
. Karimov may be a vicious, murdering, malevolent despot, but he is our vicious, murdering, malevolent despot so, like Saddam, he can boil, shred and gas away until we tire of uses for him. Saddam was in the right place, sharing our hostility towards Iran at the right time, and so we armed him to the teeth in the name of a cause. Karimov, a nasty member of the regional Soviet hierarchy even before independence in 1991, stands beneath another flag of convenience. He is frightened of Islam, rich in gas and oil, and within striking distance of Afghanistan. An American airbase, which Karimov allowed to be built at Khanabad, now protects the American-owned pipeline carrying Central Asia’s black treasure through Afghanistan to the sea. Is it not strange that all our pals have the same thing in common?
'War on terror' at odds with 'war on Castro'?http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0518/dailyUpdate.html
Cuban and Venezuelan demands for extradition of ex-CIA 'terrorist' suspect pose challenge for US.PATRIOT ACT 2: FBI SUBPOENAS WITHOUT A COURT...
GOP Aides Say New Patriot Act Obliges Bush
Britons formerly held in US camps allege they saw guards desecrate Koranhttp://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=42096
"I saw incidents that provoked fury, including the placing of Qurans (Korans) in an area used as a latrine"
A Fire Bell in the Night for the West?http://www.antiwar.com/scheuer/?articleid=6001
Objectively, the negative reaction of Muslims at all societal levels to the Newsweek story, and their reluctance to credit the magazine's retraction, should not have been a surprise in the West – and yet there is every indication of Western shock. This reaction can only be explained by the West's stubborn and widespread belief that Muslims have no legitimate complaints about Western actions. The Sunni mufti of Lebanon put this reality concisely during the Koran controversy, suggesting that such self-delusion is a recipe for the West's ultimate defeat. "Every day," Sheik Qabbani said, "the United States commits new follies that deepen the hatred of the Islamic world toward it, and still Americans officials say 'why do they hate us?"
Koran blunder transcends media vs. White House ?http://story.news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20050519/cm_usatoday/koranblundertranscendsmediavswhitehouse
This is about the risk that the nation could lose the war against terrorism for failing to understand Islamic culture. And it is about another setback in the war of ideas between the West and Islamic fanatics for the minds of moderate Muslims.
Representing the government that sent an entire nation to war based on false premises concerning weapons of mass destruction, State Department spokesman, Richard Boucher, said at a briefing in Washington that "It's appalling, really, that an article that was unfounded to begin with has caused so much harm, including loss of life.http://www.cjrdaily.org/archives/001517.asp
COWARDICE IN JOURNALISM AWARD FOR NEWSWEEKhttp://www.gregpalast.com/
GOEBBELS AWARD FOR CONDI
Democratic Senate leader Durbin defends filibuster, raises concerns on media, Gannonhttp://rawstory.com/exclusives/byrne/durbin_filibuster_interview_story_518
Asked what he thought Gannon was doing in the White House, Durbin laughed.
“I have no idea,” he told RAW STORY
. “Maybe he gets a free lunch out of it. It must have been a heady feeling to be sitting there in the White House press corps and have the president calling on you and here you are dreaming up ways to fawn and throw bouquets at the president.”Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Thursday that President Bush and Republican senators are trying to "rewrite the Constitution and reinvent reality" in their push to confirm controversial judicial nominees.
Reid says that the Constitution does not require that judicial nominees get confirmation votes, allowing the minority to block them. Bush and other Republicans who argue otherwise "rewrite the Constitution and reinvent reality," he said.