By Paul Craig Roberts
9/11 Explains the Impotence of the Anti-war Movement
Fri Sep 14, 2007 18:46
 

9/11 Explains the Impotence of the Anti-war Movement

By Paul Craig Roberts

The 9/11 attacks gave neoconservatives their "new Pearl Harbor" that enabled them to implement their hegemonic agenda in the Middle East. The 9/11 attacks gave Americans boiling with accumulated frustrations a foe upon whom to vent their rage. Politicians, even Democrats, could show that they stood tall for America. George W. Bush has invested two presidential terms in "fighting terror" by invading countries in the Middle East.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18391.htm

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Bush Calls for Permanent US Military Occupation of Iraq

By Barry Grey

President Bush's nationally televised speech, delivered Thursday evening from the Oval Office, was the low point of a week of lies and absurdities designed to justify the United States' bloody colonial war in Iraq. The ugly farce began with the congressional testimony Monday and Tuesday of Gen. David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, and US Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18390.htm

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Poll: Civilian Death Toll in Iraq May Top 1 .2 Million

By Tina Susman

A British survey offers the highest estimate to date.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18384.htm

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The General Lies

We've heard it before - more troops will win the war

By Robert Scheer

OF COURSE, Gen. David Petraeus predicts success in the Iraq war. What wonders couldn't generals achieve with more troops and more time? The battle is always going well until it is lost, and then they blame defeat on the politicians and the public.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18385.htm

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Facts Belie Petraeus' Case, Say Humanitarian Groups

By Aaron Glantz

A joint ABC/BBC poll released this week shows 70 percent of Iraqis believe security has deteriorated since the Bush administration increased the number of troops in Iraq this Spring. Some 60 percent believe attacks on U.S. forces are justified, a number that includes 93 percent of Sunnis.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18382.htm

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Just Ask The Iraqis

By Marie Cocco

Resentment against Americans is undiminished, and has reached such levels that 57 percent of Iraqis say that violence against U.S. forces is acceptable, up six points from when the survey was last conducted in March. In February 2004, only 17 percent of Iraqis said they condoned violence against the Americans in their midst.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18383.htm

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Michael Klare on the Internal War For Control of Iraq's Oil

Democracy Now! - Audio & Transcript

We speak with Michael Klare, author of "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum." Klare says, "There's a second war underway in Iraq that's a war for the control of the oil wealth. That's a war that is pitting Kurds against the Arabs of the country, Shiites against Sunnis, and Shiite against Shiite. Because eventually the Americans are going to leave and the people of Iraq know this."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18389.htm

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Stitch-up

By John Kampfner

Britain's US ambassador leaves after four years dogged by Iraq. David Manning talks exclusively to John Kampfner about a president, a premier and the deceptions on the eve of war.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18388.htm

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Stopping The Next War

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Speaking to the American Legion, Bush used rhetoric against Iran equal in bellicosity to anything he used on Iraq before invading. Iran "is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism." Iran "funds terrorist groups like Hamas. ... Iran is sending arms to the Taliban." Iran's pursuit of nuclear technology threatens to put the Middle East and Gulf "under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18379.htm

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9/11 Explains the Impotence of the Anti-war Movement

By Paul Craig Roberts

The 9/11 attacks gave neoconservatives their "new Pearl Harbor" that enabled them to implement their hegemonic agenda in the Middle East. The 9/11 attacks gave Americans boiling with accumulated frustrations a foe upon whom to vent their rage. Politicians, even Democrats, could show that they stood tall for America. George W. Bush has invested two presidential terms in "fighting terror" by invading countries in the Middle East.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18391.htm

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September 11: The Epitome of American Arrogance

By Lucinda Marshall

In what can only be called the epitome of American arrogance, concern for the plight of the Iraqi people, particularly the 4 million of whom are now refugees is absent from the rhetoric, the clear implication being that that our suffering, which is the result of our own failed policies, is far more important than the suffering we have inflicted upon others.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18387.htm

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Debate Essential To Arab-Israeli Peace

By Amy Goodman

"The word 'apartheid' is exactly accurate. This is an area that's occupied by two powers. They are now completely separated. Palestinians can't even ride on the same roads that the Israelis have created or built in Palestinian territory.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18381.htm

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The Greatest Story Never Told

By Stephen Lendman

No issue is more sensitive in the US than daring to criticize Israel. It's the metaphorical "third rail" in American politics, academia and the major media. Anyone daring to touch it pays dearly as the few who tried learned. Those in elected office face an onslaught of attacks and efforts to replace them with more supportive officials.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18392.htm

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Back to the Future in the Guatemalan Elections

By Cyril Mychalejko

The September 9 election to replace Guatemalan President Oscar Berger featured more body bags than tangible ideas to improve the country. Now facing a runoff election, voters are left with the tired choice between a military strongman and an oligarch.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18386.htm

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Iraq: At least 51 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

Eleven bodies were found throughout Baghdad on Thursday, police said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ANW449334.htm

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An assassination that blows apart Bush's hopes of pacifying Iraq :

Last week George Bush flew into Iraq to meet Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, leader of Anbar province. This week General David Petraeus told the US Congress how Anbar was a model for Iraq. Yesterday Abu Risha was assassinated by bombers in Anbar
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2961318.ece

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Pepe Escobar : Mr Bush, your sheikh is dead :

Some may call it divine providence, some may call it Allah's bidding; in the end it was up to real Iraq to intervene and shatter the "surge is a success" story sold to US and world public opinion by President George W Bush and his top man in Iraq, General David Petraeus.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/II15Ak03.html

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Al-Qaeda video shows remains of US pilot:

The video posted on the internet by the media arm of the Islamic State in Iraq showed the body of a dead man in a flight suit wearing a parachute harness and lying in an open area.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22416790-38201,00.html

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Georgia says to cut Iraq force from 2,000 to 300:

Ex-Soviet Georgia will cut its troops in Iraq to less than a quarter of the current contingent by next June, the defence minister said on Friday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14170951.htm

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Juan Cole: Iraq Oil Bonanza for Hunt; Displacement, Hunger, Alcoholism, Addiction for Iraqis:

Texas oil cronies readying to clean up.
http://www.alternet.org/story/62134/

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Iran's president predicts Bush will stand trial for Iraq war:

President Bush and other American officials will one day face trial just like deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for "the catastrophes they caused in Iraq," Iran's supreme leader said Friday.
http://snipurl.com/1qqli

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Iran Gets China's Support on Nuclear Issue: -

A senior Iranian government envoy is visiting China to bolster support for a long-time ally, amid a new U.S. push for Security Council sanctions over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.
http://www.crosswalk.com/news/11554117/
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India strongly opposes any US military action against Iran:

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the row over Iran's nuclear program should be resolved through dialogue and the ongoing talks between Tehran and the UN atomic watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should be allowed to reach the logical conclusion.
http://snipurl.com/1qqlk

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European Union fends off US laws on Iran :

The European Union is trying to fend off moves by the US Congress to punish foreign firms that do business in Iran, diplomats say.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=72178

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EU waiting for right political climate to seal Syria accord:

The accord, on which the two sides completed negotiations in October 2004 but which needs ratification, aims to set up a free-trade zone by 2010. Syria will become the last Mediterranean country to have an accord with the EU.
http://snipurl.com/1qqll

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British academics warn US is preparing "shock and awe" attack on Iran:

Full report: PDF file.
http://www.rawstory.com/images/other/IranStudy082807a.pdf

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Pakistan Suicide Attack Kills 15 Soldiers:

The Tarbela facility, about 100 km south of the capital Islamabad, is the headquarters of a counterterrorism quick reaction force. The victims belonged to the army's Zarar commando group, which participated in operations against militants in Islamabad's Red Mosque.
http://snipurl.com/1qqlm

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Bhutto Sets Oct. 18 Return To Pakistan:

Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is coming home next month to press for the restoration of democracy, regardless of the outcome of her talks on sharing power with Pakistan's U.S.-allied military president, her party said Friday.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/14/ap/world/main3262172.shtml

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12 killed in Afghan firefights-US military:

Afghan and US-led coalition troops killed 10 Islamist Taliban guerrillas in firefights in the south today, the US military said, while two policemen died in a roadside bomb blast in the east.
http://www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG4_sub.asp?ccode=ENG4&newscode=3074

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Taliban commander says reports of death premature:

Taliban commander Mullah Brother told Reuters on Friday he was "alive and well," more than two weeks after the Afghan government announced he had been killed.
http://snipurl.com/1qqlo

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Afghanistan sliding further into war, says Red Cross:

AFGHANISTAN is sliding ever further into conflict with more than half of the country affected and several regions out of reach of humanitarian aid, a senior international Red Cross official warned today.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22416535-401,00.html

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Israeli aircraft strike car allegedly carrying Palestinian militants near Gaza City:

A witness who would only give his name as Mohammed said he saw a car stop suddenly and the passengers jump out just before the vehicle exploded. The blast was apparently caused by a missile, Mohammed said.
http://snipurl.com/1qqlq

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Living off scraps: The West Bank's bitter harvest :

To Israeli squatters on the West Bank, it's just the dump where their rubbish ends up. To many Palestinians, it's the key to their families' survival
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2961305.ece

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Palestine: democracy not Zionism :

Those who truly seek justice and peace in the Middle East must dare to speak openly and honestly of the "Zionism problem" - and then to draw the moral, ethical, and practical conclusions that follow.
http://snipurl.com/1qqlr

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Bolivia: - Dancing with Evo Morales: Video:

He jokes that he's America's worst nightmare and plans to nationalise Bolivia's oil industry and overturn the old social order. As yet another South American country 'goes left', we profile Bolivia's new President.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-JA7IgatqE

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ACC orders commandwide standdown Friday:

The entire command - about 100,000 active-duty airmen - is standing down training flights and many other operations as part of a command-wide safety day. Command boss Gen. Ronald Keys ordered the Sept. 14 safety standdown in the wake of the Aug. 30 nuclear incident at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
http://snipurl.com/1qqds

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"Democracy While Black" -

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Arrested, Charged with Assault While Entering Petraeus Hearing
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/13/1445202

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Run on British Bank: Northern Rock customers queue for cash as crisis hits high street:

Despite Northern Rock's assurances that there was no need for customers to panic, queues continued to build steadily at the London branches visited by the Daily Telegraph today.
http://snipurl.com/1qqlu

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Foreclosures gain on sales:

For roughly every two homes sold in August in the capital region, one house went into foreclosure, according to the newest sales statistics released Thursday
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/378452.html

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Likelihood of a Recession Is Given Better Odds:

Economic forecasters are boosting the odds of a recession over the next 12 months as the housing slump deepens and the credit crisis continues
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118954072982324112.html

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Living in a Housing Bubble:

In the interview, the Dr. dishes on the disconnect between median home prices and incomes, proposed mortgage bailouts, the way bubbles pop, and Real Homes of Genius.
http://snipurl.com/1qqlv
 
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Dollar's retreat raises fear of collapse:

Finance ministers and central bankers have long fretted that at some point, the rest of the world would lose its willingness to finance the United States' proclivity to consume far more than it produces - and that a potentially disastrous free-fall in the dollar's value would result.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/13/news/econ.php

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Challenge to Scientific Consensus on Global Warming :

The following report emanates from the Hudson Insitute, which is supported by big business including the oil companies. The suppression of this research on Global Warming, however, is nonetheless corroborated. And consequently we felt that it was important to bring this article to the attention of our readers.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6764

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Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies Chill Global Warming Fears:

The latest study to cast doubt on climate fears finds that even a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide would not have the previously predicted dire impacts on global temperatures.
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?d87f58c3-be16-4959-88e2-906b7c291fd6

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9/11: 5 Minute Video:

Dr. Robert Bowman the impossibility of the official government story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1nyRHhqRGA 

 

 

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