I C HThe Words None Dare Say: Nuclear WarThu Mar 1, 2007 18:55
The Words None Dare Say: Nuclear War
By George Lakoff
A familiar means of denying a reality is to refuse to use the words that describe that reality. A common form of propaganda is to keep reality from being described.
Does the Israeli Tail Wag the American Dog?
By Kathleen and Bill Christison
If the United States is unable to distinguish the world’s or its own real needs from those of another state and that state’s lobby, then it simply cannot say that it always acts in its own best interests.
Australia: The New 51st State
By John Pilger
John Howard's servility to the US is even greater than Tony Blair's and has earned him the nickname Bush's deputy sheriff. The conspiracy between Washington, the media and politicians is eroding the country's freedoms.
Iraq: At least 131 killed in ongoing U.S. occupation:
Iraqi security forces battled "al Qaeda insurgents" in a village near Falluja on Wednesday and there were conflicting reports of casualties. The interior ministry said 80 insurgents were killed and 50 captured.
Frustration growing over violence in Iraq:
Police in the capital also found the bodies of 31 men who had been shot, apparent victims of Shiite death squads. The U.S. military reported the deaths of five American soldiers.
US commanders admit: we face a Vietnam-style collapse:
Elite officers in Iraq fear low morale, lack of troops and loss of political will
McCain Says U.S. Lives 'Wasted' in Iraq:
Republican presidential contender John McCain, a staunch backer of the Iraq war but critic of how President Bush has waged it, said U.S. lives had been "wasted" in the 4-year-old conflict. Democrats demand the Arizona senator apologize for the comment
Dems Nix Idea of Military Budget Cuts :
Just hours after floating the idea of cutting $20 billion from President Bush's $142 billion request for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan next year, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad was overruled by fellow Democrats Thursday.
Kucinich introduces bill to immediately end Iraq occupation :
HR 1234 is a plan for the United States to use existing money to bring the troops and necessary equipment home and transition to an international security and peacekeeping force.
Allawi’s party threatens to quit Iraqi government: -
Iraqi National List accuses Maliki’s government of sectarian bias, narrow-mindedness
Snow at CPAC: We didn't create the war in Iraq,:
Speaking at the Omni Shoreham Hotel's Regency Ballroom in Washington DC, the presidential advisor said, "We didn't create the war in Iraq. We didn't create the war on terror."
In case you missed it:
Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq:
The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.
Major UK childrens charity pulls out of Iraq:
"Save the Children UK" closed its offices in Erbil, northern Iraq. The charity said in a statement the ongoing insurgency had made its work increasingly difficult and the decision to leave was taken "with great regret."
U.S. official to visit Syria on Iraqi refugees :
A high-ranking U.S. official will visit Syria along with a UNHCR official in the coming weeks to discuss the issue of Iraqi refugees, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Thursday.
"No Greater Enemy": An interview with Paul Craig Roberts:
"I am an honest and forthright critic of the Bush-Cheney regime. Like many Americans, I welcomed the election of Bush as an antidote to Clinton's gratuitous bombing of Serbia and lying to the American people. Bush criticized the idea of America as world policeman and vowed to abandon that role."
Bolton Says U.S. Should Seek `Regime Change' in Iran:
John Bolton, the former American envoy to the United Nations, said the U.S. should pursue ``regime change'' in Iran because European governments refuse to back sanctions tough enough to halt the suspected Iranian nuclear-bomb program.
Chief of ex-Soviet military pact warns U.S. against striking Iran:
The Russian head of a military pact including several ex-Soviet nations warned the United States on Thursday not to use force against Iran, saying a military strike would not succeed in stopping Iran's nuclear program but would destabilize the region.
Lieberman: We can face Iran alone:
Israel can deal with the Iranian nuclear threat alone if necessary, Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman Minister told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Wednesday.
Iran president to visit Saudi amid tension:
Iran's president on Saturday makes his first official trip to Saudi Arabia, a U.S. regional ally that is leading a diplomatic drive to curb Tehran's growing influence in Lebanon and Iraq.
Two killed in Afghan bombing:
A bomb targeting a provincial police chief's vehicle in western Afghanistan killed two people and wounded 53 Thursday while authorities found the bullet-riddled body of a kidnapped doctor.
Ready to take on the world:
Al-Qaeda will this year significantly step up its global operations after centralizing its leadership and reviving its financial lifelines. Crucially, al-Qaeda has developed missile and rocket technology with the capability of carrying chemical, biological and nuclear warheads, according to an al-Qaeda insider who spoke to Asia Times Online.
Going Back to North Korea, Hat in Hand:
Five years and an outlaw nuke test after President Bush blew up the peace process with Pyongyang so he could look tougher than his predecessor, he capitulated completely earlier this month in accepting a negotiating framework that tacitly accepts the huge surge in the communist state’s estimated nuclear arsenal. Bush blinked big-time. .
U.S. Blasted for Treatment of Detainees :
The U.N. human rights chief expressed concern Wednesday at recent U.S. legislative and judicial actions that she said leave hundreds of detainees without any way to challenge their indefinite imprisonment.
US files charges against Hicks:
Australian David Hicks has been charged with "material support for terrorism" and referred to trial by a special military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Bedouin girl shot in head; IDF suspected:
A Bedouin girl in the northern Negev was shot in the head on Wednesday, apparently by a soldier of the Israel Defense Forces. The military police are investigating.?
'Racist' forced to withdraw bid for Israeli cabinet post:
Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the most right-wing party in Israel's governing coalition, was forced last night to cancel his nomination of a colleague condemned as a "true racist" to the Tourism Ministry.
US representatives approve cooperation with Israel:
The House of Representatives approved legislation that would enhance homeland-security cooperation between the United States and Israel . The bill is expected to pass in the Senate within the upcoming weeks.
Dr David Kelly - The Conspiracy Files : BBC 2 Investigates: :
Rowena Thursby and MP Norman Baker and their investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly.
Antiwar Radio: Charles Goyette Interviews Seymour Hersh:
Hersh discusses how America is now backing Salafist Sunni radicals against Hezbollah in Lebanon, Shi’ite radicals in Iraq, every kind of radical but the Shi’ites in Iran, the manner in which American black ops are financed, why this is all worse than Iran-Contra.
This is a must listen
‘US Officials Regularly Meet with the PKK Terrorists’ :
Ibrahim Polat also argued that the Americans gave Osman Ocalan a suitcase full of US dollars. According to Mr. Polat the US officials in Iraq met every month with Murat Karayilan, the head of the active armed PKK militants,
In case you misssed it:
John Pilger: Recalling Pol Pot's Terror, But Forgetting His Backers:
"It is my duty," wrote the correspondent of the Times at the liberation of Belsen, "to describe something beyond the imagination of mankind." That was how I felt in the summer of 1979, arriving in Cambodia in the wake of Pol Pot's genocidal regime.
In case you misssed it:
Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia: Video:
John Pilger vividly reveals the brutality and murderous political ambitions of the Pol Pot / Khmer Rouge totalitarian regime which bought genocide and despair to the people of Cambodia while neighboring countries, including Australia, shamefully ignored the immense human suffering and unspeakable crimes that bloodied this once beautiful country
Walter Reed hospital chief fired by Army:
The Army fired the general in charge of Walter Reed Army Medical Center after disclosures about inadequate treatment of Iraq vets and other wounded soldiers.
US profiling program raises fears:
US government technologists testing a proposed new data-mining system may already have violated privacy laws by, "reviewing real information, instead of fake data"
Species under threat: Honey, who shrunk the bee population?:
Across America, millions of honey bees are abandoning their hives and flying off to die, leaving beekeepers facing ruin and US agriculture under threat. And to date, no one knows why. Michael McCarthy reports
Matt Simmons (Bloomberg): Peak Oil Now,
5 Minute Video: Oil Perhaps to $300
Let us work towards
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Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams
"If for decency, progress, order and liberty in the community and nation we cannot rely upon the character, sentiments, allegiances, and moral habits of the people, upon what, in heaven's name, can we rely?" Charles Beard 1874-1948
". . .government is instituted for the protection, safety, and happiness of the people, and not for profit, honour, or private interest of any man, family, or class of men. . .the origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation, vested with certain powers to guard the life, liberty and property of the community. . ." Mercy Otis warren 1728-1814, poet, historian, patriot, and advocate of the Bill of Rights
"I would be better to trust the many than the few, who are infected with the plague of self-interest and selfishness." Tom Paine, 1737-1809, from "The Rights of Man".
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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 3,163
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Americans Have Lost Their Country
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Bush-Cheney regime is America’s first neoconservative regime. In a few short years, the regime has destroyed the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, the Geneva Conventions, and the remains of America’s moral reputation along with the infrastructures of two Muslim countries and countless thousands of Islamic civilians. Plans have been prepared, and forces moved into place, for an attack on a third Islamic country, Iran, and perhaps Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon as well.
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