Analysis by Lucy Komisar
Questions Linger About Bush, Bin Laden And BCCI.
Fri Apr 6, 2007 01:06

 
Questions Linger About Bush, Bin Laden And BCCI.

Analysis by Lucy Komisar

The link between Hussein and Bin Laden was their banker, BCCI. But the link went beyond the dictator and the jihadist -- it passed through Saudi Arabia and stretched all the way to George W. Bush and his father.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17488.htm

Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. In the Middle Ages when the feudal lords who inhabited the castles whose towers may still be seen along the Rhine concluded to enlarge their domains, to increase their power, their prestige and their wealth they declared war upon one another. But they themselves did not go to war any more than the modern feudal lords, the barons of Wall Street go to war.

The feudal barons of the Middle Ages, the economic predecessors of the capitalists of our day, declared all wars. And their miserable serfs fought all the battles. The poor, ignorant serfs had been taught to revere their masters; to believe that when their masters declared war upon one another, it was their patriotic duty to fall upon one another and to cut one another's throats for the profit and glory of the lords and barons who held them in contempt. And that is war in a nutshell.

The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose-especially their lives.

Eugene Debs : 16 June 1918: The speech was given to about 1,200 people and was later used against Debs to make the case that he had violated the espionage Act. The judge sentenced Debs to ten years in prison:

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Politically speaking, tribal nationalism always insists that its own people is surrounded by "a world of enemies", "one against all", that a fundmental difference exists between this people and all others. It claims its people to be unique, individual, incompatible with all others, and denies theoretically the very possibility of a common mankind long before it is used to destroy the humanity of man: Hannah Arendt, from her book The Origins Of Totalitarianism p.227


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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 665,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,265
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$414,489,764,246

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Questions Linger About Bush, Bin Laden And BCCI.

Analysis by Lucy Komisar

The link between Hussein and Bin Laden was their banker, BCCI. But the link went beyond the dictator and the jihadist -- it passed through Saudi Arabia and stretched all the way to George W. Bush and his father.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17488.htm

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Senator Feinstein's War Profiteering

Democratic Blood Money

By Joshua Frank

Here's a brief rundown of the Feinstein family's blatant war profiteering.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17485.htm

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Hang Up on War

By Amy Goodman

If you are upset that Congress won't defund the war in Iraq, there's something you can do: Stop paying a tax. Legally.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17486.htm

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In Case You Missed It

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

By Rev. Martin Luther King -Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967

"A time comes when silence is betrayal." That time has come for us in relation to Vietnam.- - I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.

Audio and transcript
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2564.htm

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Jesus Guilty! A Slice of Roman Talkback

By Peter Fleming

Well, we got him. It's been a long time coming, but, finally: he's confessed. Egg on the face of all his supporters this afternoon, as self-confessed terrorist Jesus Christ gets exactly what he deserved. And some would say crucifixion is too good for the likes of him.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17487.htm

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From Economic Apartheid to Political Revolution

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

Americans have always accepted a certain level of economic inequality as the inevitable consequence of an open capitalist society where some people through their own efforts do better than others. The presumption is that there is fairness in the marketplace and economic system. What a quaint, outdated belief.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17489.htm

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In case you missed it

War by Other Means

Documentary film By John Pilger

John Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing loans with Third World countries, who are then unable to meet ... all the cripling interest charges. Won Geneva International TV Award at the North-South Media Encounters event, Geneva, 1993

Click to view
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17490.htm

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At least 41 kiled as U.S. occupation grinds on:

Nine occupation forces soldiers were killed( 5 U.S. and 4 British) over the past 24 hours. Gunmen killed 10 Iraqi soldiers and wounded one in an attack on a military checkpoint near the northern city of Mosul on Thursday, an army officer said
http://snipurl.com/1fcvq

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US helicopter 'shot down' in Iraq :

They said the helicopter came under attack near Latifiya, 40km (25 miles) south of the capital, Baghdad.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6528953.stm

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Iraqi prime minister says some officials are involved in terrorism:

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told U.S. President George W. Bush in a recent videoconference that some Iraqi officials are involved in terrorism, government officials said Wednesday.
http://snipurl.com/1fcvr

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25% of UK Iraq aid budget goes to security firms:

The UK has spent 165m on hiring private security companies in Iraq in the past four years - the equivalent to around a quarter of the entire Iraq aid budget, it has emerged. A further 43m has been spent on private guards in Afghanistan since 2004
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2048009,00.html

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Celebrating Iraqis parade macabre souvenirs:

Iraqis celebrated the death of four British soldiers in a roadside bomb by parading the victims' helmets and equipment. The disturbing scenes came after the four were ambushed while on patrol in Basra last night.
http://snipurl.com/1fcvt

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War pimp alert:

Blair suspects Iran's hand in Iraq attacks:

Tony Blair today warned that "elements of the Iranian regime" were arming insurgents in Iraq after it was confirmed four British troops were killed in Basra last night.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2050838,00.html?gurss&feed=12

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US secretary of defense says Iranian "detainees" will not be released :

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that the United States was not planning to release the five Iranians arrested in January in a raid on the Iranian consulate's office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3385173,00.html

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'We Gathered Intelligence:

Sky News went on patrol with Captain Chris Air and his team in Iraqi waters close to the area where they were arrested - just five days before the crisis began. We withheld the interview until now so it would not jeopardise their safety.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-1259413,00.html

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U.S. Helped Free Iranian Diplomat:

The Iranian diplomat released Tuesday preceding the announcement that Iran would free the 15 British sailors it had taken hostage was being held in a joint Iraqi and American facility, and was released in part because of a decision at the highest levels of the American government.
http://www.nysun.com/article/51853

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The US can learn from this example of mutual respect:

The outcome of the crisis between Iran and Britain provides a lesson on how to deal with the wider international standoff
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2050168,00.html

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Kuwaiti media: U.S. to attack Iran by end of April :

The United States is planning to attack Iran's nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities by the end of this month, Kuwait-based daily Arab Times reported Wednesday.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-04/05/content_5937874.htm

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Iran ready to defend itself from possible U.S. attack - speaker :

The last few days have seen reports in Russian and foreign media that the U.S. has scheduled an operation, codenamed Bite, against Iran for 4:00 a.m. local time April 6. The operation, should it materialize, would deliver air strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities over a 12-hour period.
http://en.rian.ru/world/20070405/63182392.html

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Russia deems Iran's defense system strong enough to resist U.S. attack :

Iran has a strong air defense potential to resist possible U.S. air strikes, a senior Russian military official told a news conference on Thursday
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-04/06/content_5940144.htm

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Russia says no grounds for US military strike on Iran :

Russian-American consultations do not "create an impression that Washington is planning to attack Iran tomorrow," Ria Novosti quoted deputy foreign minister Alexander Losyukov as saying.
http://snipurl.com/1fcw1

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Israel objection stalls U.S. arms sale to Saudis: paper:

Objections by Israel are delaying Bush administration plans for a major arms sale to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies aimed at deterring Iran, The New York Times reported on Wednesday
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=3010642

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The Saudi Royal Family: Video:

This film profiles the secretive House of Saud, from the oil boom of the 40s and 50s, to the complicated and fraught relations with the west amid rising fundamentalism
http://snipurl.com/1fcw2

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Criminalizing Solidarity: Sami Al-Arian and the War of Terror:

Dr. Sami Al-Arian, Palestinian political prisoner, is being held in a prison hospital, after a debilitating 60-day hunger strike seeking to draw the attention of the nation and the world to the injustice visited upon him, jailed for his commitment to justice and dignity for his homeland.
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6767.shtml

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In case you missed it:

Sami Al-Arian: The Terror Verdict TV Networks Ignored:

Courtroom defeats for prosecutors don't come much more embarrassing than the one suffered Tuesday in the Florida terror trial of Sami Al-Arian, who was acquitted on key charges of abetting terrorists.
http://snipurl.com/1fcw5

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3 Republicans part with Bush on Syria:

Three Republican congressmen who parted with President Bush by meeting with Syrian leaders said Wednesday it is important to maintain a dialogue with a country the White House says sponsors terrorism.
http://snipurl.com/1fcw6

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Local employee of U.S. base killed, 3 injured in occupied Afghanistan :

Unknown armed men opened fire on a car of local employees of the U.S. military-civilian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province Thursday, killing one and wounding three, a local official said.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200704/05/eng20070405_364122.html

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Occupied Afghanistan: 200 police search for missing French aid workers:

A purported Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, said militants kidnapped the five in Nimroz province - a claim that could not be independently confirmed.
http://snipurl.com/1fcw9

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Lindh asks Bush to set him free:

The lawyer and parents of John Walker Lindh, the American-born Taliban soldier serving 20 years in prison after his capture in Afghanistan, called on President Bush on Wednesday to commute his sentence and set him free.
http://snipurl.com/1fcwb

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Guantanamo conditions 'worsening' :

Conditions for detainees at the US military jail at Guantanamo Bay are deteriorating, with the majority held in solitary confinement, a report says
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6526589.stm

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'Outsourced Guantanamo' -

FBI & CIA Interrogating Detainees in Secret Ethiopian Jails, U.S. Citizen Among Those Held
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/05/141256

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CIA 'secretly detaining' al-Qa'eda suspects:

They include women and children as young as seven months and were arrested in Somalia and Kenya as they fled December's rout of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) around Mogadishu
http://snipurl.com/1fcwf

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U.S. tries new strategy with occupied Somalia :

The United States is using surrogate nations and financial aid in an effort to prevent Somalia from slipping further into chaos as militias battle in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-04-04-somalia-us-strategy_N.htm

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UN warns of Darfur 'catastrophe' :

Holmes said it was time for politicians and concerned leaders to stop playing "protracted games with each other, with little or no thought to the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of their fellow citizens, whom the international community meanwhile keeps alive".
http://snipurl.com/1fcwh

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Australia: Our own laws condemn Hicks' trial:

The Howard Government has been prepared to break Australian laws in order to further its objects, secure in the knowledge that while it retains power, it is immune from the operation of the law.
http://snipurl.com/1fcwi

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Hicks gag meaningless, says Ruddock :

A PLEA deal condition that prevents David Hicks speaking to the media for 12 months would not be enforceable in Australia, Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said.
http://snipurl.com/1fcwl

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Rice trying to dodge hearing on Iraq-Niger documents :

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appears to be seeking to avoid testifying before a committee hearing concerning the intelligence used to justify the Iraq War and other matters, according to a report in today's Washington Post.
http://snipurl.com/1fcwn

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Aipac Spy Case Prosecutor Caught Up in Justice Department Scandal :

The escalating controversy over the Bush administration's dismissal of eight federal prosecutors has ensnared the high-ranking Justice Department official who brought charges against two pro-Israel advocates for allegedly leaking classified information.
http://snipurl.com/1fcwo

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Bush Bypasses Senate to Name Ambassador:

The appointment, made while lawmakers were out of town on spring break, prompted angry rebukes from Democrats, who said Bush's action may even be illegal.
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/ap/story.asp?AP_ID=D8OA3S880

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Bush Bypasses Congress to Install New Head of Regulatory Office:

Bush renominated Dudley on Jan. 9, but with Democrats in control in the 110th Congress, the nomination was virtually certain to fail in the Senate.
http://public.cq.com/docs/cqt/news110-000002484899.html

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Presidential Candidate: Ron Paul on 'Real Time' with Bill Maher: 6 Minute Video:

Disband the CIA will reduce terrorism
http://snipurl.com/1fcws

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Chertoff: Next 9/11 could be launched by Europeans :

Mr. Chertoff insisted that America required additional information, including e-mail addresses and credit card details, to vet European passengers
http://snipurl.com/1fcwv

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The 911 Mystery Plane:

On September 11 2001, as th

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