Freedom Tower Features Attack Precautions
The newest plan for the Freedom Tower at the former World Trade Center site features a more bomb-resistant design pushed well away from the street and incorporating heavily protected elevators and utilities.Ex-Detainees Allege The Holy Koran Was Abused
The Pentagon denied the accusations and said al Qaeda training manuals instruct prisoners to make such charges.The Big Lie
Stripped of the usual lies that have driven his Iraq policy from the start, President George W. Bush Tuesday went back to square one and played the big one – trying to tie the 9/11 terrorist attacks to his failed war.Bush 'exploiting 9/11'
"The US military presence in Iraq has become a powerful recruiting tool for terrorists, and Iraq is now the premier training ground and networking venue for the next generation of jihadists!"Bush slammed for Iraq link to 9/11
Bush never used the term "insurgent," referring to them instead as "terrorists."Bush rejects Saddam 9/11 link
Many Americans believe that some of the hijackers were Iraqi - when none were - and that the attacks had been orchestrated by Baghdad, despite any concrete evidence to support that.
This confusion has been partly attributed to, at best a lack of clarity by the administration and at worst, deliberate obfuscation. As recently as last Sunday, Vice-President Dick Cheney, refused to rule out a link between Iraq and 11 September, saying "'we don't know".So let’s try to get this straight. We invaded Iraq because Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, except he didn’t, and because he was tied in to the attacks of September 11, except he wasn’t. We’re staying in Iraq, President Bush said Tuesday night, because terrorists with the same ideology as those behind 9-11 have congregated there since we arrived.
Rather than go after Osama bin Laden directly, we decided to overthrow Hussein to enable bin Laden’s legions to relocate to Iraq and defeat them there. So much for straightforward strategy. This was cunning beyond belief -- indeed, beyond comprehension.Bush's Iraq-9/11 link irks US press
And while Iraq's connection with September 11 "is not spurious" since Iraq is now crawling with terrorists, Bush "did not explain how a war meant to remove a tyrant believed to wield weapons of mass destruction turned into a fight against Muslim militants, a transformation caused in part by his administration's many errors" since Saddam Hussein was toppled two years ago.GOP lawmaker: Saddam linked to 9/11
"Saddam Hussein and people like him were very much involved in 9/11," Rep. Robin Hayes said."Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information."
-- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.THE US GOVERNMENT INFORMED OTHER NATIONS OF THE PLAN TO INVADE AFGHANISTAN MONTHS BEFORE THE ATTACKS ON THE WORLD TRADE TOWERS!
How lucky for our government that just when they are planning to invade another country, for the express purpose of removing that government, a convenient "terrorist" attack occurs to anger Americans into support for an invasion.Bush Tries to Rally the Troops
To counter public perceptions that the war isn't worth the cost in dollars and human lives, the President made a cogent rebuttal. "Amid all this violence, I know Americans ask the question: Is the sacrifice worth it? It is worth it, and it is vital to the future security of our country."In 1999, Bush Demanded A Timetable
"Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy , I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn."For U.S. troops, the question is ‘Who can you trust?’
A hard fact of life on top of a President who lied to trick them into the far in the first place.Bush Critics Call for More Troops in Iraq
Democrats in particular criticized Bush for again raising the Sept. 11 attacks as a justification for the protracted fight in Iraq after the president proclaimed anew that he plans to keep U.S. forces there as long as necessary to ensure peace.17 troops died in chopper crash, U.S. says
Tuesday’s crash came after three months of unprecedented fighting that has killed about 465 suspected insurgents, 29 U.S. troops, 43 Afghan police and soldiers, and 125 civilians. The violence has left much of Afghanistan off-limits to aid workers and has heightened concerns that the war here is escalating into a conflict on the scale of that in Iraq.U.S. Helicopter Apparently Downed by Hostile Fire
Tuesday's attack would apparently be the first time a U.S.-led coalition aircraft here has been downed by hostile fire, representing a major new threat to the coalition. The U.S.-backed mujahedeen war against Soviet occupiers in Afghanistan in the 1980s finally turned when the Afghan fighters acquired the ability to shoot down Soviet aircraft.Bush at Fort Bragg—fear-mongering, lies and desperation
The decisive issue posed by the eruption of American militarism is the need for the building of a political movement against war, independent of the Democrats and Republicans and based on the American working people. Such a movement must begin with the demand for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq. It must reject the entire fraud of the “war on terror,” and insist that all those who conspired to launch the war in Iraq be held responsible both politically and criminally.George W. Bush, One Lying Son of a Bitch
Note to the military: It is getting pretty damn hard to support you when I watch you cheer this vile criminal as he lies to you and asks you to die for his PNAC handlers. Iraq was not your enemy and they were not threatening our liberty, our freedom or our safety. You swore to protect our liberty, freedom and our Constitution. You did not swear to achieve the goals of the ruling elite. Wake up and start understanding that it is the anti-war movement who support you while your commander in chief lies to you. Start thinking for yourself. Would you rather have a yellow ribbon on your grave or would you rather have the support, admiration and appreciation of the anti-war community who spend their lives looking out for your best interest?Bush is sticking to the lies that he included in the formal letter and report that he submitted to the United States Congress within 48 hours after having launched the invasion of Iraq. In the letter, dated March 18, 2003, the President made a formal determination, as required by the Joint Resolution on Iraq passed by the U.S. Congress in October 2002, that military action against Iraq was necessary to "protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq," as well as suggesting that the war is part of a global campaign against those behind the attacks of September 11, 2001.
But Iraq couldn't even shoot down an airplane after endless and illegal provocation during the summer of 2002. What was the threat? That they would nuke us in 45 minutes, that unmanned planes would spray us with killer chemicals? These lies have all been shredded, and yet the idea that there was a threat is still new news to ABC News.Washington in crisis over opposition to Iraq war
The near universal dismissal by the American media of the significance of the so-called Downing Street memo—the British document confirming that the Bush administration “fixed” US intelligence to provide a false justification for an unprovoked war—is one more example of the media’s complicity in this aggression.Bliar Defends Iraq War, Dismisses Memo
"Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD,'' read the memo, seen by The Associated Press. "But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.''A Quick Way to End the Insurgency: Impeach Bush Now
The people of the U.S. can demand an impeachment of Bush and signal to the people of Iraq, the Mideast and the world that they will take matters into their hands and show they want a modicum of people and justice on this planet. That is, if the people of the U.S. actually do want a modicum of peace and justice on this planet.Police open fire on Iraq crowd - witnesses
Bush made a big deal last night about how many Iraqis were joining up with the defense forces, but as this article shows, there simply aren't any otherjobs than police and army if the Iraqi people want to eat.Soldiers Fire in Air to Break Up Gaza Clash
Sharon also said rabbis who urged their followers to resist the evacuation should be punished.Israel's planned withdrawal from Gaza Strip surrounded by continuous clashes
Young Jewish settlers went on a stone-throwing rampage after clashing with Israeli troops at an outpost on the outskirts of this Jewish settlement.Rightist Jews, Palestinians clash in Gaza
"Mohammed is a pig," read graffiti daubed by Jewish squatters on a house wall. A yellow flag of the outlawed anti-Arab group Kach waved from its roof.Extremist Israelis Block Highway Over Gaza
The growing violence drew sharp condemnation from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who called on authorities to use an ``iron fist'' against extremists who he said are threatening to divide the country.Jail for soldier who sided with settlers
AN Israeli soldier who disobeyed orders to remove Jewish settlers attempting to block army bulldozers from demolishing deserted buildings in a settlement in Gaza has been sentenced to 56 days in jail.Thousands riot in China, attack police, burn cars
The violence was the latest in a series of protests which the Communist Party, in power since 1949, fears could spin out of control and become a channel for anger over corruption and a growing gap between rich and poor.