US military strike on Iran seen by April ’07
Sun Jan 14, 2007 21:54

 
US military strike on Iran seen by April ’07

By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times

The attack will be launched from the sea and Patriot missiles will guard all oil-producing countries in the region, they add. Recent statements emanating from the United States indicate the Bush administration’s new strategy for Iraq doesn’t include any proposal to make a compromise or negotiate with Syria or Iran.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16169.htm

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Chavez and Iran unveil "anti-US" fund

By Al Jazeera

The presidents of Iran and Venezuela have agreed to spend billions of dollars to help other countries free themselves from what they describe as US domination.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16172.htm

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Palestinian Opposes Provisional State

By THOM SHANKER and GREG MYRE

“We have also noted to Minister Rice our decision to end any temporary or transitional solutions including a state with temporary borders because we do not believe it to be a realistic choice that can be built upon,” Mr. Abbas said during a joint news conference with the secretary of state.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16167.htm

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Absolute Power

The real reason the Bush administration won't back down on Guantanamo.

By Dahlia Lithwick

Why is the United States poised to try Jose Padilla as a dangerous terrorist, long after it has become perfectly clear that he was just the wrong Muslim in the wrong airport on the wrong day?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16171.htm

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A Time to Break Silence

"A time comes when silence is betrayal."

By Rev. Martin Luther King

In his "Beyond Vietnam" speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he was murdered -- King called the United States "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." Audio and transcript
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2564.htm

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Remember Segregation

Founded in the core belief that segregation is, was and has always been wrong, this campaign is intended to make people stop, think and perhaps get a little uncomfortable in the process of realizing the modern day importance of Dr. King's life.
http://www.remembersegregation.org/

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Holiday Hypocrisy

By Stephen Lendman

Borrowing the line from Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore: "Things are seldom as they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream." It's as true here in the US today as it was in 19th century England, and its message explains how to understand and view our affairs of state and why the title of this essay was chosen - to reflect on our national federal holidays that, in fact, represent something much different than the stated reasons we commemorate them for.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16170.htm

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Iraq: At least 95 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation:

Police in Baghdad found 40 bodies, many tortured and shot dead, in different parts of the capital in the past 24 hours
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14114286.htm

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Baghdad: Morgue took 16,000 unidentified bodies in 2006 :

About 1,350 bodies were received in December, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Iraqi government has banned officials from releasing data on casualty rates.
http://www.gulfnews.com/region/Iraq/10096986.html

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You owe us, Bush says:

"(The) Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude."
http://tinyurl.com/yboq4z

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Iraq's Lost Children:

Sectarian warfare is reshaping Iraq in all sorts of malevolent ways day in and day out. But it is also forging the future by poisoning the next generation of Iraqis.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16610767/site/newsweek/

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Iraqis get all-firing foretaste of Bush's final Baghdad gamble:

The fighting has seen him trapped with two blind daughters in one room in the city centre since Wednesday morning, without water or electricity and with nothing to eat but beans. Hamed, a 55-year-old retired civil servant, is now growing desperate.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2546344,00.html

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US diluting Iraq surge, general says :

The military mastermind of President George W Bush's new troop "surge" strategy for Iraq has hit out at signs that the Pentagon is watering down the proposal for political reasons.
http://tinyurl.com/yapqly

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If Bush can't control Iraq, the UN must do it :

The president's critics must realise that it is not he and his advisers who will pay the heaviest price for their blunders, but the people of Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/ydoekc

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US objects to Maliki's choice for top officer:

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has filled the top military job in Baghdad with a virtually unknown Iraqi officer chosen over the objections of top US and Iraqi military commanders, according to officials from both governments.
http://tinyurl.com/yjumpj

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Attack on Sadr will widen war in Iraq:

Now he holds the future of Iraq in his hands. He has far more popularity and legitimacy than many of the pro-American Iraqi leaders cowering in the Green Zone. He is seen by millions of Shia in Baghdad and across southern Iraq as their spiritual and national leader.
http://tinyurl.com/yzg935

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Iraqi rebels make $1bn/yr from refinery :

Iraqi militants are taking most of the $1.5 billion a year that is stolen from Iraq's main oil refinery through smuggling and corruption, the government told parliament.
http://www.tradearabia.com/tanews/newsdetails_snOGN_article117559.html

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Shock and oil: Iraq's billions & the White House connection :

The American company appointed to advise the US government on the economic reconstruction of Iraq has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars into Republican Party coffers
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article2152438.ece

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US accuses Iran over officials seized in Iraq:

The United States accused five Iranians it arrested in Iraq of running arms and money to Iraqi militants as Iraq joined Iran in calling for the men's release. Washington also told Arab allies it would do more to contain Tehran.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1487138.htm

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War pimp alert:

US forces turn on Iranians:

Mr Bush signed the clandestine directive after he was given new intelligence on the scale of Iranian operations to foment violence in Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/yxyc33

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After the surge ... what next?:

President Bush, under fire for sending 20,000 extra troops into Iraq, is now ready to target Iran for the chaos in Baghdad and beyond
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1989912,00.html

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Cheney: Iran 'Fishing In Troubled Waters':

Cheney said the arrest of some Iranians in Iraq and the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier and other forces are "reassurance to our friends in the region that the United States is committed to their security and that we're a major presence there now and we expect to continue to be one in the future."
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/breakingnews/article_21258947.shtml

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Kuwait media: U.S. military strike on Iran seen by April :

The report, written by Arab Times' Editor-in-chief Ahmed al-Jarallah citing a reliable source, said that the attack would be launched from the sea, while Patriot missiles would guard all Arab countries in the Gulf.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16168.htm

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Top Dem Wesley Clark Says ‘N.Y. Money People’ Pushing War With Iran : -

Retired general Wesley Clark drew harsh criticism this week after reportedly saying that “New York money people” are pushing America into a war against Iran.
http://www.forward.com/articles/top-dem-wesley-clark-says-ny-money-people-pu/

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Uri Avnery: Manara Square, Ramallah :

IT WAS murder in broad daylight. Undercover soldiers disguised as Arabs, accompanied by armored vehicles and bulldozers and supported by helicopter gunships, invaded the center of Ramallah. Their aim was to kill or capture a Fatah militant, Rabee' Hamid. The man was wounded but managed to escape.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16173.htm

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Separation among Israelis and Palestinians even in vehicles:

The Palestinians in the West Bank will add another suffering to their lives by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). Beside the Separation Wall that shatters the West Bank and more than 400 roadblocks, the (IOF) will implement the discriminatory Israeli order which prohibits Israelis and tourists from using their vehicles to transport Palestinians in the West Bank without an army permit.
http://www.asiantribune.com/index.php?q=node/4139

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200 killed in Darfur tribal clashes:

More than 200 people have died in clashes between ethnic African farmers and nomadic Arabs in South Darfur in the past week, leading the Sudanese government to send emissaries to try to reconcile the tribes involved, officials said Saturday.
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article19744

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SAS hunts fleeing "Al-Qaeda" Africans:

The suspects are trapped between invading Ethiopian troops — assisted by US special forces and American mercenaries — and the Kenyan army and SAS troops who are acting as “training advisers” but have been leading operations along the border, providing a “screen” to trap terrorists.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2546108,00.html

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Brit, 16 Taliban killed in Afghanistan:

British troops crawled up a dusty, barren hill in pre-dawn light to launch an attack on a Taliban position that left 16 suspected insurgents and one British Marine dead.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1104AP_Afghanistan_Battle.html

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Bolivian protests result in deaths :

Violent protests over a Bolivian state governor's call for more local autonomy have killed two and injured at least 130, officials said
http://tinyurl.com/ymus2y

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Humble beginnings for Evo Morales' sweeping land reform in Bolivia :

The hamlet of Pueblos Unidos, or “People United,” is the first community founded on land redistributed by Morales, and represents a crucial first step in the populist leader's vision of lifting his fellow Bolivians out of South America's severest poverty.
http://tinyurl.com/ycp9v6

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Peron arrested in Spain :

Spanish police have arrested Isabel Peron, the former Argentine president, in Madrid one day after an arrest warrant was issued by an Argentine federal judge.
http://tinyurl.com/yk5m22

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Buddhists shot dead in Thailand :

Two Buddhist men and a woman have been killed in separate attacks by Muslim fighters in the south of Thailand, an area that has suffered violence for three years.
http://tinyurl.com/yj9g6y

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Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
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Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams

"War is the health of the State. It automatically sets in motion throughout society these irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with the government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals which lack the larger herd sense.": - Randolph Bourne (1886 -1918) Source: in War and the Intellectuals, 1964

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"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921

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"All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it." - Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French historian - Source: Democracy in America, 1835

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If we were to judge the US by its penal policies, we would perceive a strange beast: a Christian society that believes in neither forgiveness nor redemption: George Monbiot

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's Rape Of Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's Rape Of Iraq 3,018
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The Rape of Iraq Costs
$358,287,970,262

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182


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