ICH: Harold Pinter : Why George Bush is Insane
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Subject: ICH: Harold Pinter : Why George Bush is Insane
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 19:13:28 -0400 (EDT)
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"America is a quarter of a billion people totally misinformed and disinformed by their government. This is tragic but our media is -- I wouldn't even
say corrupt -- it's just beyond telling us anything that the government doesn't want us to know." Gore Vidal

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Constant apprehension of war has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force with an overgrown
executive will not long be safe. companions to liberty. -- Thomas Jefferson

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They hang the man and flog the woman
That steal the goose from off the common,
But let the greater villain loose
That steals the common from the goose.
The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common'
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back.

English folk poem, circa 1764

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

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,245
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$412,787,219,804
See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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Resist The War Drive Against Iran

By George Galloway. MP

The commander of the ship HMS Cornwall unwittingly captured the mentality of imperial occupation when he said the sailors had been captured in "our waters". He meant the waters belonging under international law and treaty to the Republic of Iraq.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17447.htm

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Brinkmanship Unwise in Uncharted Waters

By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

There is real danger that this incident, and the way it plays out, may turn out to be outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair's last gesture of fealty to President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and "neo-conservative" advisers who, this time, are looking for a casus belli to "justify" air strikes on Iran.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17454.htm

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Iran - How To Start A War

By Gwynne Dyer

Any day now, a minor clash along Iraq's land or sea frontier with Iran could kill some American troops and give President Bush an excuse to attack Iran, if he wants one - and he certainly seems to.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17449.htm

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Why George Bush is Insane

By Harold Pinter

The US is at this moment developing advanced systems of "weapons of mass destruction" and it prepared to use them where it sees fit. It has more of them than the rest of the world put together. It has walked away from international agreements on biological and chemical weapons, refusing to allow inspection of its own factories. The hypocrisy behind its public declarations and its own actions is almost a joke.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17452.htm

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Robert Fisk On Shakespeare And War

By Robert Fisk

In an age when we are supposed to believe in the "War on Terror", we may quarry our way through Shakespeare's folios in search of Osama bin Laden and George W Bush with all the enthusiasm of the mass murderer who prowls through Christian and Islamic scriptures in search of excuses for ethnic cleansing. Indeed, smiting the Hittites, Canaanites and Jebusites is not much different from smiting the Bosnians or the Rwandans or the Arabs.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17448.htm

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Democracy Is For The rich

By Kevin Barr

Modern democracy may be regarded as a dishonest farce used to keep the masses from getting restless by providing the hope that things might get better when they have another election.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17453.htm

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A Sacred Right

By Salman Abu-Sitta

Why should I, a Jew from north London, be permitted to take up Israeli citizenship, when that right is denied to a Palestinian who languishes in a refugee camp in Lebanon? Especially when I acknowledge that a large majority of those that left in 1948 were ethnically cleansed by Israeli forces.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17450.htm

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Iraq: At least 181 Iraqis killed as Muqtada al-Sadr issued a scathing attack on U.S.:

Muqtada al-Sadr, blamed Washington for Iraq's troubles and called for a mass demonstration April 9 - the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
http://www.columbiatribune.com/2007/Mar/20070330News013.asp

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45 bound and shot dead in revenge attack:

Shia gunmen rounded up, bound and shot dead at least 45 Sunni men during a two-hour orgy of vengeance yesterday, in Tal Afar
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article1582343.ece

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Twenty five bodies found in Mosul :

A police source in Mosul told KUNA Friday that the Iraqi patrol vehicles were able to discover the corpses in scattered places in the city.
http://snipurl.com/1el5d

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Over 20 people killed, wounded in U.S. occupation forces attack on Iraqi village

More than 20 people were killed and wounded when U.S. troops pounded a village east of Baghdad early on Friday, a well-informed police source said.
http://snipurl.com/1el5g

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U.S. bombs kills 16 people in Baghdad:

Iraqi state television said Friday that U.S. occupation forces killed 16 people in Sadr City, a Shiite stronghold in eastern Baghdad, while the U.S. military said they raided the Shiite bastion and detained a suspected militant.
http://english.people.com.cn/200703/30/eng20070330_362574.html

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Talabani lashes out at US policy in Iraq under 'occupation'

"The decision to turn the liberation of Iraq into an occupation ... with the dire consequences this had internally and the fears (it aroused) in Arab, regional and international arenas, all this was contrary to what Iraqi parties and national forces were planning at the time," he said.
http://snipurl.com/1el5j

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U.S. rejects Saudi view of Iraq as occupied

The United States on Thursday rejected Saudi Arabia's charge that Iraq is under an "illegitimate foreign occupation" and said U.S. troops are there at Iraq's invitation, under a U.N. mandate.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070329/pl_nm/saudi_usa_dc_2

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George Bush's Land Mine:
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George Bush has a land mine planted in the supplemental appropriation legislation working its way through Congress. - He threatens a veto, but he might well be bluffing. Buried deep in the legislation and intentionally obscured is a near-guarantee of success for the Bush Administration's true objective of the war-capturing Iraq's oil-and George Bush will not casually forego that.
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/03/30/201/

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Tehran Levels New Charges About Seized Britons:

An official Iranian news agency, quoted a naval official on Thursday as saying that the Britons, in two inflatable, high-speed patrol boats from the frigate Cornwall, had entered Iranian waters several times before they were seized. The Iranian official said Iran had film showing intrusions.
http://snipurl.com/1el5n

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British marine 'apologises' to Iran :

Iranian television has broadcast an interview with a captured British marine in which he admitted to entering Iranian waters illegally and apologised to the Iranian people.
http://snipurl.com/1el5o

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Mottaki: UK should apologize to Iran :

Saudi based daily Al-Riyadh on Friday quoted Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying that the British government as the first step to resolve the issue of its arrested sailors should officially apologize to Iran.
http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-24/0703301007145012.htm

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A fake British map? More on the Captured Brits:

"The British Government has published a map showing the coordinates of the incident, well within an Iran/Iraq maritime border. The mainstream media and even the blogosphere has bought this hook, line and sinker.
http://barrylando.com/?p=136

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A peculiar outrage:

The treatment of Faye Turney is wrong - but not in the same league as British and US abuses
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2046116,00.html

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Britain fails to gain strong UN support in row with Iran:

Britain on Thursday failed to secure strong UN Security Council support for its tug-of-war with Iran over the capture and continued detention of 15 British naval personnel by Tehran.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070329/wl_afp/iranbritainmilitary

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Crisis in the Gulf -July 1988 The Vincennes:

On July 3, 1988 a U.S. Navy Cruiser Vincennes shot down an Iran Air Flight 655, a commercial airbus, killing all 290 passengers and crew.
http://barrylando.com/

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Russian Intelligence Predicts U.S. Missile Strike on Iran in Early April

Russian intelligence believes that the U.S. Armed Forces have nearly completed preparations for a possible military operation against Iran, and will be ready to strike in early April
http://mosnews.com/news/2007/03/30/iranstrike.shtml

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San Diego families prepare for warship's departure:

Up to five-thousand sailors and Marines will be aboard the aircraft carrier when she sets sail from Naval Air Station North Island, headed for the Persian Gulf.
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?s=6299667

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ElBaradei: Iran not a nuclear threat to world :

In an interview with Al-Arabia television network, he said the country poses no nuclear threats to any country around the globe.
http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-22/0703307094181653.htm

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Iran: Attack fears spurred nuclear block:

Iran, in a confidential letter posted Friday on an internal Web site of the U.N. nuclear monitor, said its fear of attack from the U.S. and Israel prompted its decision to withhold information from the agency.
http://snipurl.com/1el5w

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Israel: Greenpeace warns of nuclear mishap:
An earthquake or an attack at the Nahal Sorek research reactor, located 30 km. from Tel Aviv, could have disastrous consequences, according to the report.
http://snipurl.com/1el5y

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U.S. to vet Abbas's forces before training begins:

Members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's presidential guard eligible for U.S.-funded training and equipment will be screened in advance for militant ties, U.S. documents showed on Wednesday.
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL2865819520070328

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Israel: War was a catastrophe, top security officials told Olmert :

The heads of Israel's main security organizations, the Mossad and the Shin Bet, harshly criticized the results of the Second Lebanon War during a meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, calling it "a national catastrophe."
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3383151,00.html

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In the service of the Jewish state :

In the late 1940s, Walther (Walter) Rauff, an SS officer who was responsible for the murder of at least 100,000 people and was wanted by the Allies as a war criminal, was employed by the Israeli secret service. Instead of bringing him to justice it paid him for his services and helped him escape to South America.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/843805.html

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200 Killed As Somali Violence Downs Helicopter:
Ethiopia occupation forces said on Friday its military has killed 200 armed opponents during a major offensive in the capital.
http://snipurl.com/1el65

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Pakistan : Fights near Afghanistan kill 52: -
Fighting between local and foreign militants Friday killed 52 people, bringing to more than 200 the number of dead in recent days in a conflict between Pakistanis and suspected al-Qaida-linked extremists, a senior official said.
http://snipurl.com/1el66

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Sixteen killed in Afghan occupation: :

SECURITY forces killed 13 Taliban in battles in southern Afghanistan, while two police and a security guard died in rebel attacks.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21473442-38197,00.html

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NATO occupation forces soldier killed, 3 wounded in Afghanistan :
The military said four soldiers suffered injuries in the operation Thursday evening. They were moved to a US medical facility, where one of them succumbed to his injuries
http://snipurl.com/1el69

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Afghan war may be lost: experts:
Two Afghanistan experts painted a sobering picture of the conditions there yesterday, arguing support among Afghans for NATO forces is plummeting, the U.S.-driven policy of poppy eradication is wrongheaded, and the war might not be winnable in its present form.
http://snipurl.com/1el6b

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Hicks coming home:
He was formally convicted last night of providing material support to terrorism and will receive a maximum of seven years in jail as part of a plea deal agreed this week. The sentence is expected to be handed down this weekend.
http://snipurl.com/1el6c

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Hicks: Back In Australia Within Weeks, Banned From Speaking To The Media For One Year:

David Hicks has admitted that he did take the side of the Taliban in the Afghanistan War, weeks after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and that he did go to the front lines. For two hours. He then fled, catching a cab back to Pakistan. He was then captured by the Northern Alliance and sold for a bounty to American forces.
http://snipurl.com/1el6f

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Guantanamo prisoner says he was tortured by U.S.:

A Saudi man held in US custody for five years has told a military hearing he was tortured into confessing a role in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6511921.stm

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Gates says Guantanamo trials lack international credibility:
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that trials of war on terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba lack international credibility because of the taint of past treatment of detainees.
http://snipurl.com/1el6h

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Camp Delta inmate 'who helped MI5' to be freed :

For many years the British Government had refused to help Mr Rawi and the eight other British residents still held by the Americans at the US naval base in Cuba because they did not have the same legal status as UK nationals.
http://snipurl.com/1el6l

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Potential Padilla jurors show bias:

"After the 9/11 acts and other acts around the world, it would be difficult to listen and not think they are guilty," a 23-year-old woman wrote in her questionnaire. "I cannot tolerate terrorism. It's time to put a stop to it."
http://www.kentucky.com/513/story/29455.html

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Mumia Abu-Jamal : Empire of Fear! : 3 Minute Video:

Make this moment, this day, this era, one of speaking out against the Empire. Make it a time for joining together with others who share your fears, and your hopes. Make it an age of marching against the madness that assaults our senses. Make it a chance for change, or it will be with us, forever.
http://snipurl.com/1el6q

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Key Rove aide fingered in US Attorney investigation to step down; Could face subpoena:

Multiple sources reported today that a top aide to President George W. Bush's key adviser Karl Rove will soon step down from her job in the White House.
http://snipurl.com/1el6s

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Ex-aide: Gonzales signed off on attorney firings:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was briefed regularly over two years on the firings of federal prosecutors, his former top aide said Thursday, disputing Gonzales' claims he was aware of the dismissals from afar and newly undercutting his already shaky credibility.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17852146/

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