ICH: Turn Off the Life Support: America is Dead
Fri Mar 9, 2007 20:40

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Subject: ICH: Turn Off the Life Support: America is Dead
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 01:05:13 +0100
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"In the general course of human nature, a power over man's substance amounts to a power over his will." -- Alexander Hamilton

"We meet," it said, "in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin....Corruption dominates the ballot box, the[state] legislatures and the Congress and touches even the bench.....The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion silenced....The fruits of the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes for a few." - The founding convention of the People's Party – better known as the "Populists" (1892).

"Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty." Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1877-1881) - 19th President of the United States

"All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for thir future security." : The Declaration of Independence (1776)



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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,189

The War in Iraq Costs

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Turn Off the Life Support: America is Dead


Turn off the life support. Disconnect the IVs. Bring in the priest for last rites. The US of A is brain dead with no chance for revival.

Beyond Quagmire

By Tim Dickinson

The war in Iraq isn't over yet, but -- surge or no surge -- the United States has already lost. That's the grim consensus of a panel of experts assembled by Rolling Stone to assess the future of Iraq. "Even if we had a million men to go in, it's too late now," says retired four-star Gen. Tony McPeak, who served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War. "Humpty Dumpty can't be put back together again."

The Deserter's Tale

Video Report

US Soldier Joshua Key has told Tony Jones about his new book, which concludes that American soldiers were behaving like terrorists in the Iraq war, as a result of their training.

Video and transcript

A Predator Becomes More Dangerous When Wounded

By Noam Chomsky

It's widely reported when Ahmadinejad says Israel shouldn't exist - but there is silence when Khamenei says that Iran supports the Arab League position on Israel-Palestine, calling for normalisation of relations with Israel if it accepts the international consensus of a two-state settlement.

George Bush's Samson Option

By Stephen Lendman

Full-scale war on Iran may just be a concocted terrorist attack away from starting the "shock and awe."

Iraq: The Hidden Cost Of The War

By Andrew Stephen

America won't simply be paying with its dead. The Pentagon is trying to silence economists who predict that several decades of care for the wounded will amount to an unbelievable $2.5 trillion.

“Black Tuesday”; Aprčs le deluge

By Mike Whitney

Last week the stock market bull plopped down on an I.E.D. and wound up in intensive-care sucking food from a straw and drifting in and out of consciousness. That put Paulson on the road to South Korea, Japan and China where he’ll meet up with his foreign counterparts to strategize on the deteriorating state of world markets. It’s a daunting task.

In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts

A Documentary Film By Danny Schechter,

The Emmy-winning former ABC News and CNN producer's new hard-hitting documentary investigates why so many Americans are being strangled by debt. It is a journalistic confrontation with what former Reagan advisor Kevin Phillips calls "Financialization"--the "powerful emergence of a debt-and-credit industrial complex."

Justice Dept.: FBI Misused Patriot Act


The FBI improperly and, in some cases, illegally used the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about people in the United States, a Justice Department audit concluded Friday.

NSA Pressured LA Times To Kill Domestic Spying Story

Video report

While working at AT&T headquarters in San Francisco, Klein discovered (and had the courage to speak out about) a secret eavesdropping room that all of the company's traffic was routed through.

Ghawar Is Dead!

By Matthew S. Miller

The Wide-Spread Use of Advanced Extraction Techniques are Killing the Mother of All Oil Fields.

Oil, War and Geopolitics:

A Must Watch - Video Lecture - Q &A - Michael Klare

The Global Struggle Over Disappearing Petroleum . Real Video

At least 13 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

The U.S. military said an Apache attack helicopter killed 12 "insurgents" who were planning to ambush a U.S. patrol on a highway west of Baghdad airport

Killings drive women to become suicide bombers:

Um Abdallah, 41, has a difficult task ahead of her - she has to learn how to use a gun and begin preparing for a day she believes is going to be one of God's forgiveness and revenge against foreign forces occupying her country.

Petraeus says U.S. will have to negotiate with Iraqi militants:

The general leading the troop surge in Iraq admitted Thursday the new offensive won't defeat the insurgents and said the U.S. will have to negotiate with militants.

Maliki suspends UK military cooperation :

The government of Iraq has put on hold all its collaboration with British military forces deployed to that country, Al-Iraqiyah news network reported.

Iranian influence soaring in Iraq

Shiites, Sunnis say Tehran is winner of U.S. invasion

Georgia to double troops in Iraq :

Georgia has announced that it will more than double the number of troops it has serving with the US-led forces in Iraq from 850 to 2,000.


House endorses further NATO expansion:

On a voice vote, the House backed a resolution calling for the "timely admission" to the alliance of Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, and two former republics of the old Soviet Union, Georgia and Ukraine.

The Four Unspeakable Truths:

When it comes to Iraq, there are two kinds of presidential candidates. The disciplined ones, like Hillary Clinton, carefully avoid acknowledging reality. The more candid, like John McCain and Barack Obama, sometimes blurt out the truth, but quickly apologize.

Israeli army 'used human shields' :

The B'Tselem group said it had testimony from a 15-year-old boy, his 24-year-old cousin and also an 11-year-old girl.

Nablus: Operation "Hot Winter" - Interview with Human Shield: Video:

This short interview was conducted in the aftermath of the Israeli Occupation Forces' operation "Hot Winter" in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Russian, Iranian negotiators fail to agree on Boushehr reactor financing :

Russia and Iran have failed to come to terms on a deal paving the way for nuclear fuel to be shipped from Russia to the Boushehr nuclear reactor project, which is being built under Russian supervision, Interfax News Agency said Friday.

Israel behind Iranian general's 'defection,' US official says :

Washington Post quotes official as saying that Asgari's disappearance was voluntary, orchestrated by Israel. Another American official says former Iranian defense official is providing Western intelligence agencies with information on Hizbullah-Iran ties

Mossad implicated in missing defector mystery:

One of the sources said Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence agency which is known to have extensive contacts in Iran, coordinated his defection although there was no official confirmation from the Jewish State.

Bedein: Israel On Alert For Iranian Attack :

Israeli officials said their Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry have increased security on embassies and legations throughout the world. They said the government declared an alert after Tehran accused the Jewish state of abducting a senior Iranian official.

U.S. has met discreetly with Iran over years:

The White House insists that the United States won't talk directly with Iran until Tehran suspends its nuclear program. But U.S. officials have been discreetly meeting their Iranian counterparts one-on-one for more than a decade, often under the auspices of the United Nations.

Israel planned for Lebanon war months in advance, PM says:

Preparations for Israel's war in Lebanon last summer were drawn up at least four months before two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbullah in July, Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, has admitted.

EU plans to re-engage with Syria :

The European Union is preparing to restart high-level contacts with Syria for the first time in two years.

Jimmy Carter: Palestinians 'Victims of Oppression':

Despite the storm it ignited, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter held fast Thursday to his accusation that Israel oppresses the Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza and seeks to colonize the land.

Soldier dies in attack on Afghan base:

View GalleryA British soldier was killed in a grenade attack on his base in Afghanistan yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said.

Afghan Official a Convicted Trafficker :

When the deal went down in Las Vegas, the seller was introduced only as ``Mr. E.'' In a room at Caesars Palace hotel, Mr. E exchanged a pound-and-a-half bag of heroin for $65,000 cash - unaware that the buyer was an undercover detective. The sting landed him in Nevada state prison for nearly four years.

US sends spies into Pakistan to kill bin Laden:

America is stepping up its hunt for Osama bin Laden by dispatching additional CIA operatives and paramilitary officers to Pakistan to kill or capture the al-Qa'eda leader.

Pakistan threatens US alliance :

Pakistani legislators have threatened to halt counterterrorism cooperation with Washington if American military aid is made conditional on Islamabad's commitment to fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Two peacekeepers killed in Darfur :

Two African Union peacekeepers have been killed and another critically wounded after being shot by gunmen in Darfur, the AU said Wednesday.

Congo official in uranium scandal :

A minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that his top nuclear research official is part of an international network to illegally mine and export uranium.

Turk convicted of genocide denial :

A court in Switzerland has found Dogu Perincek, head of the Turkish Workers' Party, guilty of denying that mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 amounted to genocide.

Egypt anger over US rights report :

The report mentioned several cases in Egypt including torture of prisoners and allegations of arbitrary arrests.

Secretive US hearings raise concern :

Fourteen Guantanamo Bay prison detainees are due to face their first hearings before US military panels, without legal representation and with reporters barred from the proceedings.

Homeland Security revives supersnoop:

Homeland Security officials are testing a supersnoop computer system that sifts through personal information on U.S. citizens to detect possible terrorist attacks, prompting concerns from lawmakers who have called for investigations

Iraq Is A Web Of Deceit:

A TOP mover and shaker in the government of George Dubya Bush faces up to 30 years in jail for lying about the Iraq war.

Libby set to win pardon and escape jail term:

A White House official said last night that there was a "strong expectation" that President George W Bush would pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the disgraced aide.

Bush and Chavez on duelling tours of Latin America:

Their ideological rivalry heated up as Bush visited Brazil to reach out to Latin America's moderate left and Chavez responded with a trip to Argentina where he said the U.S. leader deserved the "gold medal for hypocrisy."

Brazil Police Battle Bush Protesters:

Police and anti-Bush protesters also clashed in Colombia, where Bush is scheduled to visit on Sunday

EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gases:

EU leaders agreed Friday on a bold set of measures to fight global warming, pledging that a fifth of the bloc's energy will come from green power sources such as wind turbines and solar panels by 2020 and 10 percent of European cars will run on biofuels.

Belafonte's fires undimmed at 80 :

Harry Belafonte at 80 has a real story to tell. He remembers, for example, a barely known political hopeful turning up at his apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


Let us work towards

Peace & Joy

Tom Feeley
Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams

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