The War of HumiliationTue Apr 3, 2007 01:54
The War of Humiliation
By Robert Fisk
How pleased the Iranians must have been to hear Messers Blair and Bush shout for the "immediate" release of the luckless 15 - this Blair-Bush insistence has assuredly locked them up for weeks - because it is a demand that can be so easily ignored. And will be.
Partners in Crime
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Indeed, there is honor among thieves. Given that the US under President Eisenhower delivered a coup against the democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadeq to appease the British, the British have since been eager to fulfill their obligations towards the Americans.
Iraqi Oil Belongs To The Iraqi People
By Nancy Wohlforth and Fred Mason
A new Petroleum Law will be presented to the Iraqi Parliament that, if enacted, will put effective control of Iraq's vast oil resources in the hands of foreign companies. Nationalized since 1975, Iraq's oil was, before the years of sanctions and the invasion, the foundation for a relatively high standard of living, producing more PhD's per capita than the U.S. and a health care system prized as the best in the region.
West Has Bloodied Hands
By Eric Margolis
Who was the first high government official to authorize use of mustard gas against rebellious Kurdish tribesmen in Iraq? If your answer was Saddam Hussein's cousin, the notorious "Chemical Ali" -- aka Ali Hassan al-Majid -- you're wrong.
Arab Summit and the Carrot of Palestinian State
By Elias Akleh
The peace initiative and the false hope of ending the Arab/Israeli conflict through the two states solution are just a political trick against Arabs to introduce the false hope that peace with Israel, Arab's mortal enemy, is now possible through the present American administration, providing the Arab countries do not oppose the American policies in the region especially its aggression against Iran.
By David Michael Green
If Americans could get beyond their training, beyond Rove's marketing campaign, and beyond the psychological horrors of first degree cognitive dissonance, what they'd see is a president who - like Mugabe in Zimbabwe - came to town to fill his pockets, and just as fast as he could.
Your Modern-day Republican Party
By Glenn Greenwald
Leading GOP presidential candidates believe in the power of imprisoning American citizens with no charges or review.
The Secret War
By David Wilson
Far from being the "greatest generation", Lilly exposes the ugly underbelly of the US army's behaviour in Europe.
At least 38 killed in Iraq bloodshed:
A suicide bomber slaughtered a group of nine children in the northern oil city of Kirkuk and suspected Sunni militants executed 21 Shiite workers as bloodshed in Iraq raged on Monday.
Bodies of 19 Kidnapped Men Found in Iraq:
They said all had been shot in the head and chest in one of the biggest mass kidnappings in months.
Six U.S. occupation force soldiers killed by roadside bombs in Iraq :
Six U.S. soldiers were killed in roadside bombings southwest of Baghdad over the weekend, marking one of the deadliest periods for American troops since a new security crackdown was launched in the Iraqi capital
UK occupation force soldier dies in Basra attack:
A British soldier was killed in southern Iraq today after his patrol was attacked by insurgents, the Ministry of Defence said.
Obama says Congress will fund Iraq war after expected Bush veto :
If President Bush vetoes an Iraq war spending bill as promised, Congress quickly will provide the money without the withdrawal timeline the White House objects to because no lawmaker "wants to play chicken with our troops," Sen. Barack Obama said Sunday
Baghdad is now safe! (according to John McCain): 4 Minute Video :
According to McCain, the surge is working! and the streets of Baghdad are safe for Americans to go strolling down. The only problem? Michael Ware, who is, ya know, in Baghdad, says McCain hasn't a clue...
Kissinger says military victory not possible in Iraq:
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who helped engineer the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, said Sunday the problems in Iraq are more complex than that conflict, and military victory is no longer possible.
Iran says British sailors have all 'confessed':
Iran said on Monday all 15 British sailors it detained last month had confessed to illegally entering its waters, and broadcast new pictures of the servicemen apparently admitting to their error.
Craig Murray: How I know Blair faked Iran map:
How can you be certain which side of a boundary you are when that boundary has never been drawn?
Iran pulls sailors video as Britain changes its 'stance':
State-controlled television said today it would suspend broadcasting footage of British sailors confessing to crossing Iranian territorial waters because the government here had detected a change in "stance" by London.
Fate of Five Detained Iranians Unknown:
As the Western media turns its attention to the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters over the weekend, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a U.S. military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on Jan. 11 remains a mystery.
Iranian officer reports incursion by US warplanes:
US warplanes have violated Iranian airspace in the southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzestan, Al-Alam Arabic language news satellite channel quoted a local military chief as saying on Sunday. "Two aircraft trespassed into Iranian airspace northwest of [the southwestern
Keep out of sailors row, Iran tells Bush:
IRAN overnight urged US President George W. Bush to keep out of its row with Britain over 15 sailors it detained for allegedly entering Iranian waters illegally.
A Bogus Hostage Crisis:
Since the American people don't trust George W. Bush, let's seek a second opinion. A credible authoritative one.
U.S. colonel defends Iran's right to detain Britons:
Retired Colonel Ann Wright has defended Iran's detention of 15 British navy personnel as a legitimate right to protect its national sovereignty.
Venezuela will not fold its arms before US attack on Iran:
"Whatever happens in Iran will set the tone for what will come next. (Venezuelan) President (Hugo) Chávez and Venezuela have been very clear in this regard. We will not stay indifferent in the face of a unilateral US attack on Iran," he said.
War pimp alert:
Russian expert says Iran can make nuclear weapons:
"From a scientific point of view of course they could create nuclear weapons," Velikhov, president of Russia's Kurchatov Institute, told reporters. "When they could do it is a more difficult question."
Olmert : Israel, U.S. have no plans to attack Iran, Syria :
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday denied reports of a planned coordinated offensive in which the U.S. would attack Iran and Israel would hit Syria and Lebanon at the same time.
Pelosi conveying Israel message to Syria :
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will tell Syrian leaders when she visits Damascus this week on a trip criticized by the Bush administration that Israel will only engage in peace talks if Syria stops supporting Palestinian militants, Israel said Sunday.
France 'was seconds' from downing Israeli jet :
France and Israel are on a collision course in south Lebanon following incidents involving Israeli warplanes over- flying the positions of the French military contingent serving with the UN peacekeeping force there.
Turkey Rejects U.S. Military Request: :
The government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was said to have again rejected a Pentagon request to expand U.S. training rights in Turkey.
Suicide raid on Afghan army convoy kills nine:
Nine people, five of them children, were killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army convoy in Afghanistan yesterday, police said, while the Taliban hanged three men after accusing them of spying for British troops
Taliban attack leaves 3 Afghan police dead :
Taliban militants attacked police checkpoint in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province early Monday leaving three policemen dead, provincial police chief Asmatullah Alizai said.
Pakistan harbouring Taliban Mullah Omar, Karzai tells US daily :
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai in an interview published Sunday accused Pakistan's intelligence agencies of sheltering fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
Obscenities in Afghanistan :
As in Iraq - the war-mongers insist that 'progress' is being made. The Americans do not care about civilians dying either in Iraq or in Afghanistan. From the US perspective, perhaps every civilian killed is a future 'terrorist.'
Freedom for British resident after five years in Guantanamo :
Family who fled Saddam's torture regime rejoice as innocent man's ordeal nears end
Supreme Court won't decide Guantanamo prisoner appeal:
Over the strongly worded dissent of three justices, the high court said it would not rule on the constitutionality of part of an anti-terrorism law that Bush pushed through Congress last year. The law takes away the right of the foreign terrorist suspects at the U.S. prison in Cuba to have a judicial review of their detention.
Trial would have done Stalin proud - lawyer:
THE secret agreement that resulted in David Hicks facing only nine more months in prison may do fatal damage to an already discredited system of dealing with terrorism suspects, legal experts say.
I feared they'd shoot me, Hicks said before gag:
DAVID HICKS feared he would be shot if he did not co-operate with US interrogators, the Australian prisoner says in an affidavit for an English court case.
I'm gagged too, says Terry Hicks:
Terry Hicks said the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had written to him outlining the 12-month gag order issued to his son as part of his plea bargain to serve only nine more months in jail, mostly in Australia.
It is contradictory to condemn slavery and yet celebrate the empire:
The horrors of the past were not momentary lapses of judgment that can be redeemed through public remorse
Hillary, Rupert, and the Culture of Corruption :
By having Murdoch host her fundraiser, Hillary Clinton seems to be signaling to Murdoch that while Democratic Party activists have mobilized in recent years against media conglomeration and policies that favor and subsidize media giants, those are not concerns of hers.
Income Gap Is Widening in US:
According to the times, the new data also shows that the top 300,000 Americans collectively enjoyed almost as much income as the bottom 150 million Americans
Department of Homeland and Security wants master key for DNS:
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created after the attacks on September 11, 2001 as a kind of overriding department, wants to have the key to sign the DNS root zone solidly in the hands of the US government.
The United States is the most religious nation in the developed world, - Americans are also the most religiously ignorant people in the Western world. Fewer than half of us can identify Genesis as the first book of the Bible, and only one third know that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
Americans get an 'F' in religion :
Sixty percent of Americans can't name five of the Ten Commandments, and 50% of high school seniors think Sodom and Gomorrah were married.
Peace & Joy
"Ask the American public if they want an FBI wiretap and they'll say, 'No.' If you ask them do they want a feature on their phone that helps the FBI find their missing child they'll say, 'Yes.'" -- Louis Freeh - (1950- ) FBI Director (1993-2001) Source: Testimony on the Digital Telephony bill, 13 September 1994
"Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private." -- Lyndon B. Johnson: (1908-1973) 37th US President (1963-1969) Source: Remarks, 10 March 1967
"Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.": -- Zbigniew Brezhinsky National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter and advisor to 4 other presidents, Executive Director of Trilateral Commission Source: from his book, Between Two Ages
"When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered." -- Dorothy Thompson (1894-1961)
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