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"We will never back down, we will never give in, and we will never accept anything less than complete victory," Bush said. "I've come to thank you for your valor and to thank you for your patriotism,'' Bush told more than 3,000 troops and their families at an outdoor speech. He said their dedication is helping win the war on terror. ``Because of your courage, every day is Independence Day."

A Marine reservist back from a tour in Iraq was charged with attempted murder in the shooting of three teens on the Fourth of July!
Graffiti referencing Chicago-area gangs is increasingly being found in Iraq. The spray-painted gang art has shown up on everything from armored vehicles to concrete barriers and bathroom stalls, and some fear it may indicate an increase in gang activity in the military.

Ex-G.I. in Rape-Killing Case Left Army Under Mental Illness Rule
Army officials also confirmed that Mr. Green had served in the same company as three soldiers who were ambushed in June at a checkpoint in Yusufiya. Two soldiers who survived that ambush were taken prisoner by insurgents and later killed and mutilated. Army investigators have been looking into whether the attack was in retaliation for the rape and killing of the Iraqi family.

Defining rape and murder in a war zone?
Former soldier Steven D. Green was arrested last week in North Carolina and charged with raping an Iraqi woman and killing her and three members of her family while he was stationed at Mahmoudiyah, Iraq, last March.
If found guilty, he faces the death penalty. Four other members of Green's unit, the 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, are under investigation. The Mahmoudiyah incident is one in a recent series of military investigations of murders by U.S. troops in Iraq. Four soldiers face murder charges in the deaths of three Iraqi detainees in Salaheddin Province in May. Seven Marines and a Navy Corpsman face murder charges in the death of an Iraqi man in Hamandiyah in April. The Marine Corps is also investigating the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last November.

After three years of war, allegations of U.S. soldiers abusing civilians often draw more media attention in the United States than in Iraq. And they generate little more than perfunctory statements from Iraq's leaders, who depend on American troops for their political and physical survival.,0,321287.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines
However, such reports do serve to motivate insurgents, who seize upon them for propaganda value. The allegations also undermine public confidence in the U.S.-backed government and complicate America's hopes of reducing forces.

Bomb Kills 12 Near Shrine; Marines Raid Iraqi Hospital,1,1607776.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Attacks on houses of worship have stoked tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

Iraqi PM: Immunity for int'l forces 'emboldens' them to commit crimes 'in cold blood'
In announcing an inquest into the rape and killings case, Iraq's Prime Minister said that immunity for international forces "emboldens" them to commit crimes "in cold blood."

Reuters: Gunmen kill judge in southern Baghdad
Gunmen killed Salah Hasan, a judge, when they opened fire at his car while he was driving in southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. His driver was wounded, the source added.
07/06/06 KUNA: Two civilians wounded in explosion in Kirkuk
Two Iraqis were wounded Thursday in an explosion that rocked the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. An Iraqi police source told KUNA that an explosive device blew up in central Kirkuk wounding two civilians.
07/06/06 IPS: Iraqi journalist dies in the crossfire
Inter Press Service (IPS) contributor Alaa Hassan was killed on his way to work last Wednesday. He was 35 years old. He is survived by his mother, four brothers, five sisters and his new wife who is pregnant with their first child.
07/06/06 Sapa-AFP: 35 corpses found across Baghdad
Thirty-five corpses have been discovered in different areas of the Iraqi capital over the past 24 hours, most of them showing signs of torture, police reported.
07/06/06 startribune: Former Blackwater Employee Charged
A former Blackwater USA employee was charged with trying to extort her former employer by threatening to leak to the media information about four contractors killed in Iraq.

Clashes between Israelis and Gaza gunmen
Fierce fighting has broken out between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen in northern Gaza, after Israel sent tanks into the area to try to stop rocket fire.

White House to Chabad: Bush won’t press Israel
"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it." Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

Uh isn't the REAL reason for all the terrorism against the US is the US support for ISRAEL, and the other Arab dictators around the region?

Israeli Spying - Part 1 of 4
"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.

Report: CIA unit that hunted bin Laden closed
No use hunting for a dead guy, right?

CIA confirms voice on tape is bin Laden's,0,2426118.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-print
The Bush administration said yesterday it had verified that an audio message posted on the Internet is in Osama bin Laden's voice?

U.S. defense readied for N. Korea test
In the past, U.S. officials have said the fledgling missile defense system, while still being tested, has been made “operational” many times since taking shape in 2004. But they have never specified a specific moment.

Ok, so the world is focused on: 1) The atrocity of the Israelis against the Palistinians 2) The "aggression" of North Korea's test launching missiles 3) The shuttle flaws and problems
What is it that we are being directed away from?
Could it be: 1) the Somalia "thing"? 2) Russia's "sounding up" of their currency? 3) The failure of threats to move Iran to capitulate? 4) The impending collapse of the world economy (a pandemic)?
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So when do we get invaded to remove the rogue government that spies on its own people, gases its own people during anti War protests, stages "terrorist" attacks, holds crooked elections, attacks other nations without cause, and uses torture on innocent people looking for WMD that don't exist?

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