ICH: ‘We Must Resist!'Sat Mar 17, 2007 17:14
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Subject: ICH: ‘We Must Resist!'
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 22:52:25 +0100
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"We must make clear to the Germans that the wrong for which their fallen leaders are on trial is not that they lost the war, but that they started it. ": U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, U.S. representative to the International Conference on Military Trials, Aug. 12, 1945
To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole: Nuremburg War Tribunal regarding wars of aggression
"A Society that is in its higher circles and middle levels widely believed to be a network of smart rackets does not produce men with an inner moral sense; a society that is merely expedient does not produce men of conscience. A society that narrows the meaning of "success" to the big money and in its terms condemns failure as the chief vice, raising money to the plane of absolute value, will produce the sharp operator and the shady deal. Blessed are the cynical, for only they have what it takes to succeed." --- The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills
"Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of the colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change. Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." -- Robert F. Kennedy
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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 3,203
The War in Iraq Costs
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War Without Win - A White Paper On Iran
By William John Cox
The soil of Iran is soaked with the blood shed by its people who have defended their homes and culture for thousands of years. The threats of the American neocons, who believe that Iran and its oil is theirs for the taking, are expressions of hypocrisy in the extreme. Iran has repeatedly demonstrated its desire to obtain and maintain friendly relations with the United States.
United State of Minds
By Daniel M Pourkesali
America 's methods of mind control or better put, manufacturing consent through efficient and careful use of media, must be the envy of every tyrannical dictator ruling the most oppressive regimes in the world.
The Bush Regime Needs To Be Stopped
By Ted Bohne
I find it hard to believe that there hasn’t been mutiny en masse in all the armed forces, but especially those on the ground. They’re being massacred by an inept officer corps, and general officers of which some have their lips glued squarely on Bush’s ass.
‘We Must Resist!'
By Cynthia McKinney
"Voting is necessary, but it isn't enough to get the kind of change we must now demand"
Was I a Good American in the Time of George Bush?
By Rebecca Solnit
Too many of us have done too little to stop the crimes of this White House. We are waking up but what took us so long?
Cheney's Baffling Clout
Comedy Central 5 Minute Video
The only think that I would trust Cheney for advice on -- if I had a dead hooker in my hotel room."
Indentured Servants in America
By BOB HERBERT
NY Times Op-Ed
A must-read for anyone who favors an expansion of guest worker programs in the U.S. is a stunning new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center that details the widespread abuse of highly vulnerable, poverty-stricken workers in programs that already exist.
Iraq occupation leave 26 dead:
CAR bombs and shootings killed 26 people in Iraq overnight and the US military announced the deaths of five more troops, as Britain's Tony Blair asserted the country is not in the grip of civil war.
Attacks in Iraq hit all-time high:
THE number of attacks in Iraq during the last three months of 2006 was the highest for any such period since 2003, a Pentagon progress report to Congress said today.
Iraqi "insurgents" keep up car bomb campaign:
Four car bombs, two of them in Baghdad, killed 16 people in occupied Iraq on Thursday as a U.S. commander said a security crackdown in the capital was reducing casualties from the weapon of choice of insurgents.
Patrick Cockburn: Baghdad Under Surge:
Baghdad has broken up into a dozen different cities at war with each other. Walls are covered with slogans in black paint saying "Death to Spies". Any Shia caught in a Sunni district will be killed as a spy or because of his religion and vice versa.
Spinned Surge: Don't buy the claims that the military escalation in Iraq is working: :
The job of neoconservative writers analyzing the Iraq war has largely been to obscure objective analysis and provide talking points for war supporters.
Hakim insists on Iraqi say in U.S. operations:
One of Iraq's most powerful Shia leaders, Abdel Aziz Hakim, demanded the government to have a say in security operations being conducted by U.S. forces
Give Us Some Real Political Leaders:
"I am ashamed to say that I am or even was an Iraqi politician after all the damage to our country that we caused. It is entirely our fault and there is no question about that."
Gen. Petraeus and a High-Profile Suicide in Iraq :
Col. Ted Westhusing, a West Point scholar, put a bullet in his head in Iraq after reporting widespread corruption. His suicide note -- complaining about human rights abuses and other crimes -- was addressed to his two commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, now leader of the U.S. "surge" effort in Iraq. It urged them to "Reevaluate yourselves....You are not what you think you are and I know it."
Biden To Bush: "You're leading us off a cliff. Stop!" :
Clearly having had enough of Republican colleagues putting their blind loyalty to George W. Bush ahead of American opinion and the lives of our troops, Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) gave a powerful speech on the Senate floor Wednesday in which he ripped the GOP for their failure to lead and fulfill their duties to our country.
A desperate Army is scraping the bottom:
An Army already stretched painfully thin is now being asked to find the additional 25,000-plus troops to man President Bush's escalation in Iraq and, it's now obvious, prepare for additional combat rotations next year.
House panel sets 2008 Iraq pullout:
A Democratic plan to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by September 1, 2008, was approved by a key committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
Robert Baer : Iraq's Mercenary King:
As a former C.I.A. agent, the author knows how mercenaries work: in the shadows. But how did a notorious former British officer, Tim Spicer, come to coordinate the second-largest army in Iraq—the tens of thousands of private security contractors?
Clinton foresees residual force in Iraq if she is elected:
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says that, if elected president, she foresees a "remaining military as well as political mission" in Iraq and would keep a reduced but significant military force there to fight Al Qaeda, deter Iranian aggression, protect the Kurds and possibly support the Iraqi military.
Israel warns US against quick Iraq exit:
Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has warned the United States against a quick departure from Iraq, saying it would lead to instability in the region.
AIPAC backed removal of Iran war provision :
AIPAC lobbying helped remove a provision from a bill that would have required President Bush to seek congressional approval for war against Iran
'Big six' clinch Iran nuclear deal :
Six major powers announced an agreement on Thursday to impose new UN sanctions on Iran for its nuclear programme, but Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed the initiative would not sway his country
U.S.: Iran must comply with "U.N." demands:
As a United Nations member, Iran must comply with U.N. resolutions demanding the end of its nuclear enrichment program, says U.S. Ambassador Alejandro Wolff.
Anti-Iran draft resolution submitted to UNSC:
The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (5+1 Group) submitted the anti-Iran draft resolution to the UNSC non-permanent members, which once more underlines suspension of enrichment process.
Bullying states use science to suppress nations;
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday referred to the US and Britain as bullying countries using science and power to suppress and plunder the world nations and constantly seeking to sow seed of discord among nations.
Support for Regime Change Falls to 15% in U.S.:
Only 15 per cent of respondents believe the United States should try to change a dictatorship to a democracy where it can, down 12 points since April 2004.
Palestinians agree unity government :
Ismail Haniya, the Palestinian prime minister, has said Mahmoud Abbas, the president, has accepted the coalition government he presented to him in Gaza City on Thursday.
Profiles: Palestinian unity cabinet :
Ismail Haniya would continue to be the prime minister in the new government. The following is a tentative list of would-be ministers in Haniya's new unity cabinet:
Nine killed in occupied Afghanistane:
NINE people were killed and around 40 hurt in attacks around Afghanistan - the latest in a wave of Taliban-style suicide bombings causing most of the casualties.
U.S. pays kin in deaths of Afghan boys:
The American colonel bowed his head at the fresh dirt graves of three young boys marked by brightly colored martyrs' flags Wednesday. Then he sat down next to the boys' fathers, expressed his condolences and handed them an envelope full of cash.
Top Taleban leader sounds warning :
Top Taleban commander Mullah Dadullah told the BBC that 1,800 suicide bombers were ready to go into action.
'Self-immolation by oppressed Afghan women is rising':
One woman committed suicide by setting herself ablaze after her father-in-law tried to rape her. Another set herself on fire because her brothers would not let her marry, preferring that she remain their servant at home. Yet another told her mother before she died that her husband beat her daily.
Alleged Architect Of 9/11 Confesses To Many Attacks:
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, confessed at a Guantanamo Bay military hearing that he planned and funded that al-Qaeda operation and said he was involved in more than two dozen other terrorist acts around the world
How to extract a false confession :
CIA holds young sons of captured al-Qa'eda chief :
Two young sons of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11 attacks, are being used by the CIA to force their father to talk.
In case you missed it:
Harsh C.I.A. Methods Cited in Top Qaeda Interrogations:
The Central Intelligence Agency has used coercive interrogation methods against a select group of high-level leaders and operatives of Al Qaeda that have produced growing concerns inside the agency about abuses, according to current and former counterterrorism officials.
Judge rules Khartoum behind attack on USS Cole:
A US federal judge blamed Sudan for the first time yesterday for the al-Qaida attack on the USS Cole in 2000 that killed 17 seamen. The judge, Robert Doumar, said there was "substantial evidence" to support the claim.
Panel OKs subpoenas in attorney probe:
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the U.S. attorneys they fired to tell the story of the purge that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Aborted DOJ Probe Probably Would Have Targeted Gonzales :
Bush personally intervened to sideline the Justice Department probe in April 2006 by taking the unusual step of denying investigators the security clearances necessary for their work.
Whose Mortgage Crisis?:
It is high time to block predatory lending of all kinds by reinstating usury laws, limiting interest rates, penalties and fees that creditors can charge.
Mortgage lenders can't claim that no one told them so:
As the market for risky mortgages collapses, dragging home values and stock prices down with it, one of the most telling features is how utterly avoidable the meltdown was.
Children's medicine contains banned additives:
Many over-the-counter medicines for babies and children contain a cocktail of additives that are banned in food aimed at under threes, a report reveals today.
Let us work towards
Peace & Joy
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