Hell is being reserved for Colin Powell
Sat Feb 17, 2007 22:41

Hell is being reserved for Colin Powell

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American Betrayal

By David Michael Green

Surely the hottest place in Hell is being reserved for Colin Powell, who not only violated all his experience, principles, honor and reputation by failing to speak out against the war, but in fact sold that war to a then-skeptical American public by means of his United Nations exhibition in political pornography.

Business As Usual

By Irene Rheinwald

Empire building, the consequence of self-delusion, arrogance, and xenophobia, is actually economic exploitation. The spoils of war are paramount: not democracy, not enlightenment, nor freedom, liberty, and certainly not self-determination. To assert such lofty motives is disingenuous dissembling. Why is the United States only interested in “liberating” countries swimming in natural resources such as oil?

Jailed 2 Years, Iraqi Tells of Abuse by Americans


The American detention camps in Iraq now hold 15,500 prisoners, more than at any time since the war began. The camps are filled with people like Mr. Ani who are being held without charge and without access to tribunals where their cases are reviewed, the Times examination published last December found.

Lord knows we've suffered enough already - Keep Them Out Of Ohio

By Mike Ferner

"Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has a message for President Bush: any plan to relocate to the US thousands of refugees uprooted by the Iraq war shouldn't include Ohio.

In case you missed it:

To Restore Democracy : First Abolish Corporate Personhood

By Thom Hartmann

For twenty years corporate personhood was debated. Across America, politicians were elected repeatedly on platforms that included the regulation of corporations, particularly the railroads. But the legal fight continued - and in 1886 the railroad hit paydirt.

In case you missed it:

The Corporation

This is an extraordinary film about the creation of the American corporation, its legal organizational model, its global economic dominance and its psychopathic tendencies, and its incredible ambition to influence every aspect of culture in its unrelenting pursuit of profit. Video.

Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World

By Michael Parenti

There is a “mystery” we must explain: How is it that as corporate investments and foreign aid and international loans to poor countries have increased dramatically throughout the world over the last half century, so has poverty? The number of people living in poverty is growing at a faster rate than the world’s population. What do we make of this?

At least 18 killed in occupied Iraq:

A double car bombing killed at least 10 people and wounded 83 in a crowded market in a predominantly Kurdish area of the northern city of Kirkuk, police said. Hospital officials said the injuries of many victims were life-threatening.

Anti-aircraft missiles found near Baghdad-military:

Iraqi security forces found 50 surface-to-air missiles in a weapons cache near Baghdad on Saturday, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

House Rejects Bush's Surge Plan:

The Democratic-led House sent a powerful message barreling down Pennsylvania Avenue toward President Bush on Friday, telling him it opposes his latest troop buildup in Iraq and will soon try to curtail military operations in the war zone.

Senate Blocks Iraq War Resolution Debate:

Republicans foiled a Democratic attempt to rebuke President Bush over his deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops. The vote was 56-34. That was four short of the 60 needed to advance the measure, which is identical to a nonbinding resolution that Democrats pushed through the House on Friday.

The Forgotten Families:

Grandparents Raising Slain Soldiers' Children Are Denied A Government Benefit Intended to Sustain the Bereaved

Bush all set to attack Iran: Report:

The Bush administration's preparation to strike Iran is complete with the top commander of the US Central Command having received computerised plans for ‘Operation Iranian Freedom’, a report has said.

US-North Korean Nuclear Agreement:

Clearing The Decks For Iran: Far from marking a fundamental change in the militarist course of the Bush administration, the deal represents a temporary and tactical shift that conveniently sidelines a potentially explosive issue as the US prepares for war against Iran.

India's anti-Iran votes were coerced, says former US official :

India's votes against Iran, in turn, 'paved the way for the Congressional vote on the civilian nuclear proposal last year'.

Iran: Minister briefs media on plans to avoid impact of sanctions on oil industry:

Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh said here Saturday that to avoid the impact of sanctions on the country's oil industry, special plans have been drawn up, just as the industry has been expanding over the past 20 years despite sanctions.

Iran's top leader: Oil, gas reserves will dry up, Tehran needs to produce nuclear fuel:

"Oil and gas reserves won't last forever. If a nation doesn't think of producing its future energy needs, it will be dependent on domination-seeking powers," the television quoted Khamenei as saying.

MP says Switzerland plans to guarantee enrichment in Iran:

A Majlis deputy said here Saturday that a plan has been presented by Switzerland to settle the dispute between the West and Iran over the latter's peaceful nuclear activities and guarantee enrichment inside Iranian territory.

Iran police clash with armed group after bomb:

Clashes broke out between police and an armed group following a bomb explosion in southeast Iran on Friday, Fars news agency reported.

Unnamed sources?: Report: Weapons used in attack in Zahedan, Iran come from U.S. :

Relevant documents, photographs and film footage, which show that the explosives and arsenals used in the attack were American, would soon be made public, an "informed source" was quoted as saying.

IED Lies: :

The US claims that Iran supplies Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS) to Iraqi insurgents. No serious evidence has been provided.

Syria and Iran vow unity against US :

Al-Assad arrived in Iran for a two day visit aimed at bolstering robust ties, his second trip to the Islamic republic since Ahmadinejad took power in August 2005.

Interview with Stephen Kinze:

Let's start with history. In 1953 the Eisenhower administration backed a coup against the elected leader of Iran, a man named Mossadegh, who had sought to nationalize the country's oil industry.

Olmert, Bush agree to shun Palestinian govt :

An official in Olmert's office told Reuters that the agreement was reached in a telephone conversation on Friday between the two leaders.

Palestinian leader Abbas says world must learn to live with Fatah-Hamas coalition:

"President Abbas told David Welch that the Mecca agreement was the only possible agreement and the world must deal with it," Abu Rdeneh said.

Italian FM says Europeans acknowledge new Palestinian goverment:

Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said on Saturday at a meeting with Meretz Chairman MK Yossi Beilin in Italy, that a majority is forming among the members of the European Union to acknowledge the new Palestinian government.

Worshippers Barred From Aqsa Mosque:

The Israeli police arrested more than 30 Palestinians in the Old City of Jerusalem yesterday as clashes erupted between Palestinians and heavily-armed Israeli police over Israel’s continued excavations at Al-Maghareba Gate on the Al-Aqsa compound during Friday prayers.

Wolf Blitzer is a Zionist?: 7 Minute Video:

Zionism - "is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. To deny Zionism, to reject Zionism, is about as racist an element as you can get"

Two unarmed Afghans civilians killed by NATO occupation troops:

Two unarmed Afghan civilians have been shot and killed by NATOoccupation forces in a pair of bizarre, seemingly unrelated incidents.

Pakistan urges Afghanistan to open dialogue with Taliban :

Ali Muhammad Jan Aurakzai, a former general who is now governor of the North West Frontier Province bordering Afghanistan, warned the Taliban-led insurgency was already turning into a "liberation war" in Afghanistan.

Russian-U.S. ties hit new low:

For all the talk of strategic partnership and even personal friendship between Putin and President George W. Bush, the relationship between Russia and the United States has reached its lowest point since the Soviet Union collapsed a decade and a half ago

US military planes criss-cross Europe using bogus call sign:

THE American military have been operating flights across Europe using a call sign assigned to a civilian airline that they have no legal right to use.

Documents show new secretive US prison program isolating Muslim, Middle Eastern prisoners :

The US Department of Justice has implemented a secretive new prison program segregating "high-security-risk" Muslim and Middle Eastern prisoners and tightly restricting their communications with the outside world in apparent violation of federal law

Neo-Nazi rally was organized by FBI informant:

That revelation came Wednesday in an unrelated federal court hearing and has prompted outrage from black leaders, some of whom demanded an investigation into whether the February 2006 march was, itself, an event staged by law-enforcement agencies.

Foreclosures surge 42 percent in 2006:

One out of every 92 households filed for foreclosure in 2006, suggesting that many homeowners are overextended in mortgage debt, group says.


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