Tom FeeleyTwisting the Minds of the American PeopleTue Mar 8, 2005 23:1064.140.158.35
Twisting the Minds of the American People
More War Crimes
By Brian Cloughley
The attitude of millions of Americans is exactly that of the German supporters of fascism in the 1930s and early 1940s. - The present wave of hysterical intolerance in the US makes the McCarthy years of persecution look benign, because the idea has been planted by Bush and his people that US citizens are superior in every possible way. There can be no admission of frailty, and no acceptance of equality. International law and treaties are ignored or treated with contempt, and human dignity has become irrelevant. Hysterical ultra-nationalism is thriving and gathering pace.
The Resort to Torture
There's no justification for kicking an enemy [POW] when he’s wounded on the ground in front of you and about to die”
By Ghali Hassan
A recently released army documents detail ongoing sadistic abuse, torture and murder of Iraqi Prisoners of War (POW) and Iraqi detainees by US and British forces in occupied Iraq.
The Way Tyranny Works
Opposing It Is Unpatriotic!
Theodore E. Lang
Politics conveys and legitimizes the power to steal, kill, transfer rightfully-owned wealth and property wrongfully to others, and to kidnap and incarcerate those who oppose the “legitimate authority” of the corrupt politicians.
Senior Iraqi official slain, 15 headless corpses found :
"Al-Qaeda militants" gunned down a senior Iraqi offical Tuesday and soldiers discovered 15 beheaded bodies as the furore over the US shooting of an Italian intelligence agent threatened to carve a deep rift between Washington and Rome.
US troops clash with Iraqi insurgents :
At least seven people were reported to have been killed in violence in Iraq today
RAF Hercules that crashed killing 10 'was hit by missile':
A missile fired by insurgents from the ground probably destroyed an RAF Hercules C-130 cargo plane in Iraq with the loss of 10 British special operations servicemen, an interim report by Ministry of Defence accident investigators has revealed.
Army report: U.S. lost control in Iraq three months after invasion :
The report was authored by Maj. Isaiah Wilson, the official historian of the U.S. Army for the Iraq war. He deemed the military performance in Iraq mediocre and said the army could lose the war.
Iraq - A Quarterly Report:
Are you one of the millions of delusional Americans who believe things are "getting better" in Iraq? You can hardly be blamed.
'Ramadi Madness': Scene by scene:
Scene 12: Titled 'Bloodclot': Nighttime outdoors. A detainee who appears to have been shot is moaning. Soldier holding a gun looks at the camera and says, "This (expletive) shot at me." Soldier appears to kick wounded detainee.
Creating Another Fallujah Horror Show:
Two new pictures of Zarqawi issued as net tightens:
They became public as the city of Samarra was surrounded by United States troops and Iraqi army soldiers after intelligence reports that Zarqawi was hiding in the insurgent stronghold north of Baghdad.
"Foreign Forces Must Leave Iraq as Soon as Possible," Declares the Head of the Shiite Alliance:
No one in Iraq desires the establishment of permanent foreign bases on our land. The United Nations Security Council resolutions are clear: it will be up to the elected Iraqi government, when the time comes, to give those forces a specific departure date. As soon as possible."
Over million Lebanese take to the street in support of Syria:
They condemned "the US and French interference in Lebanon's affairs and shouted that Resolution 1559, "which serves Israel's interests, is aimed at undermining the Lebanese resistance."
Hezbollah supporters cram Beirut to support Syria:
Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese swarmed into Beirut today for a mass rally called by the Shia Muslim group Hezbollah to denounce Western interference in the country and global demands for Syria to pull out its troops.
Arab nations see Bolton nomination as signal of tough U.S. line on Iran, Syria:
Some in the Middle East saw Bolton's nomination, announced Monday, as a sign that hard-liners in favor of a more aggressive U.S. policy abroad are becoming stronger in Washington.
Hopes dim for early Syrian exit from Lebanon :
Damascus summit agrees only on pullback to east
Syria Says Lebanon Pullout to Include Intelligence:
"The fact that security forces were not mentioned in the statement is merely because they move along with the armed forces. It is a given. The withdrawal is of all Syrian forces," the source told Reuters.
Giuliana Sgrena: My truth:
The Italian journalist who was injured by U.S. fire on her release in Iraq give her account of what occurred.
U.S. Rejects Italy Journalist's Claims :
"It's absurd to make any such suggestion, that our men and women in uniform would deliberately target innocent civilians. "That's just absurd," McClellan repeated.
Pentagon memo blames Italians for Iraq shooting:
The US military has said its forces gave ample warning to the driver of Ms Sgrena's car, which they said was approaching at speed when they opened fire.
George Soros says US approach to terrorism creates hate:
US billionaire financier George Soros on Tuesday slammed as dangerous Washington's strategy to fight terrorism, saying it was creating anger and resentment around the world.
The Strange Case of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali:
The case is far from as open-and-shut as the FBI might suggest. Indeed, a number of aspects of the prosecution are deeply troubling.
In case you missed it:
Our Presidents New Best Friend Boils People Alive :
Let me introduce you to our presidents new best friend, President Karimov of Uzbekistan.
Is US losing moral authority on human rights?:
Experts say prisoner abuses, war in Iraq undermine effectiveness of State Department human rights report.
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How a Contractor Cashed In on Iraq:
A $33,000 food order in Mosul was billed to the U.S.-led interim government of Iraq at $432,000. Electricity that cost $74,000 was invoiced at $400,000. Even $10 kettles got a 400 percent markup.
Video: Mosaic: World News Reports from Middle East TV For 03/07/05:
The nation's only uncensored compilation of daily television news reports from more than 15 countries in the Middle East. QuickTime Video.
'Counter-recruiters' shadowing the military :
Jim Murphy is a "counter-recruiter," one of a small but growing number of opponents of the Iraq war who say they want to compete with military recruiters for the hearts and minds of young people.
British Worker Shot Dead in Afghanistan
Russians 'kill' Chechen leader :
Mr Maskhadov, a former Soviet general, led the Chechen separatists who fought Russian forces to a standstill in the 1994-96 war. He became the republic's president after the Russian military withdrew, leading Chechnya during a brief period of independence.
Former US ambassador warned about plot to kill Chavez :
Venezuelan Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel revealed in an interview published Sunday in a Peruvian newspaper that former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela Charles Shapiro warned him of a possible plot to kill President Hugo Chavez.
Murder or Ouster for Chavez?:
Unnamed U.S. officials have branded the charge of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, that the U.S. government plans to oust him from office through assassination as “ridiculous.” Ridiculous? Maybe those particular unnamed U.S. officials aren’t familiar with a government organization known as the Central Intelligence Agency
Aggression against Venezuela would lead to crude price rise: energy official :
An aggression against Venezuela by the United States could lead to an increase in the petroleum market to up to 100 dollars per barrel, warned Energy and Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramirez.
U.S. Politician Urges Haiti to Free Former Premier:
Former Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, who started a hunger strike 16 days ago to protest his imprisonment, should be released immediately, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters said on Monday.
Bolivian Congress to Reject President's Resignation:
Bolivia's main political parties planned to reject President Carlos Mesa's resignation when Congress meets Tuesday, calling his leadership a "necessary evil" to avoid total chaos.
Bolivia's political tug of war:
Since early January, this Andean nation of 8 million has been plagued by recurring protests over fuel prices, the power of the central government, and the role of multinational companies in the economy.
Chile: Head Of Chile's Secret PoliceCharged With Torture:
Judge Alejandro Solís on Monday notified Manuel Contreras, the former head of Chile’s secret police, that he will be prosecuted for tortures he help commit during the 17-year reign of U.S. supported ex-dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Chile: Nationwide Mourning for Communist Leader Gladys Marín:
Political and social sectors of every stripe are mourning the death of Gladys Marín, the veteran leader of Chile's Communist Party and a major force in the struggle against the 1973-1990 dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
War crimes charge for Kosovo PM :
The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, has resigned after being charged with war crimes by the UN tribunal in The Hague.
Foreigners targeted by Homeland Security:
America has unjustly detained more than 5,000 foreign nationalists since December 2001, without charging any of them with a terroristic crime, said David Cole, a law professor at Georgetown University.
Dozens of terror suspects buy guns legally in U.S:
Dozens of terrorist suspects on federal watch lists were allowed to buy firearms legally in the United States last year, according to a congressional investigation that points up major vulnerabilities in federal gun laws.
McCain Group Got Big Cable Donation While Senator Promoted Company Policy:
Sen. John McCain pressed a cable company's case for pricing changes with regulators at the same time a tax-exempt group that he co-founded solicited $200,000 in contributions from the company.
Senate Defeats Minimum Wage Increase:
"I believe that anyone who works 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year should not live in poverty in the richest country in the world," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (news, bio, voting record), D-Mass., arguing for the Democratic proposal to increase the minimum wage by $2.10 over the next 26 months.
Commodity Prices Rise to 24-Year High on Rallies in Copper, Oil :
Copper reached a 16-year high, and oil rose near an all-time high in New York, extending the rally in the Reuters-CRB Index of 17 commodities to the highest since January 1981
In case you missed it:
Tsunami bomb NZ's devastating war secret :
Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal.
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