Tom Feeley
Doomsday for the Greenback
Wed Apr 11, 2007 01:58

 
Doomsday for the Greenback

By Mike Whitney

The American people are in La-la land. If they had any idea of what the Federal Reserve was up to they'd be out on the streets waving fists and pitchforks. Instead, we go our business like nothing is wrong. Are we really that stupid?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17512.htm

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The Federal Reserve Monopoly Over Money

By Ron Paul

Few Americans give much thought to the Federal Reserve System or monetary policy in general. But even as they strive to earn a living, and hopefully save or invest for the future, Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank are working insidiously against them. Day by day, every dollar you have is being devalued.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17510.htm

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Kissinger's Useful Idiot Bush Now Finds Himself Alone and Friendless

By Bill Gallagher

King Rat, Henry Kissinger, is leaving the USS Shrub to save face. His departure underlines the willingness of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to continue sending young Americans to die in a venture they know has failed. Kissinger is an expert in that area.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17511.htm

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What Lack of Courage Cost

By Patrick J. Buchanan

The Democratic Congress thus faces this April a humiliating climb-down, and all because of a Democratic Senate's vote in October 2002 - Tom http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17508.htm

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Death from Above

By Mickey Z.

To them, "Death from Above" is a source of martial pride and patriotic passion.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17513.htm

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U.S.-Made Mess in Somalia

By Ivan Eland

The media often report overseas developments, but don't always explore their underlying causes, which, in many cases, conveniently lets the U.S. government off the hook. The recent internecine violence in Somalia provides a classic example.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17509.htm

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Report: Somali clashes kill more than 1,000 :

Recent fighting between Ethiopian-backed government troops and Islamic insurgents in Somalia's capital killed more than 1,000 civilians and wounded 4,300, according to a report by the largest clan in the battle-scarred city.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-04-10-somali-clashes_N.htm

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At least 34 people drown in exodus from Somalia to Yemen :

At least 34 people being smuggled from Somalia across the Gulf of Aden drowned after being forced overboard by smugglers in deep waters off the coast of Yemen, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-04/10/content_5959514.htm

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Somalia - Yemen: More than 15,000 Somali refugees live in squalid conditions:

Amnah Abdul-Hamid, 26, escaped war in Somalia in search of a better life in Yemen. But since arriving four years ago, her two children have died of diarrhoea and she is now sick and destitute.
http://snipurl.com/1g02q

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Battles between Yemen army, rebels leave at least 85 dead :

At least 35 government troops and 50 Shiite rebel fighters have been killed in fighting in the restive province of Saada in northern Yemen over the past week, a government official said on Monday.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/49618.html

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Iraq: At least 61 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

A suicide bomber targeting police recruits outside a police station killed 17 and wounded 33, including three civilians, in the town of Muqdadiya, 90 km (50 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/BAY024109.htm

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U.S. forces in heavy clashes in Baghdad:

U.S. and Iraqi forces backed by attack helicopters fought gunmen in Baghdad on Tuesday, witnesses said, in what appeared to be the heaviest battle in the capital since a security crackdown was launched in February.
http://snipurl.com/1g02u

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Allawi urges U.S. to curb Iraq's Shi'ite majority:

The United States must make a strategic U-turn if it is to salvage the political situation in Iraq after four years of a botched occupation, a former top minister in Iraq's transitional government said yesterday.
http://snipurl.com/1g02z

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US soldier causes Italy furore before murder trial:

Lozano also upset the woman he shot and wounded, Sgrena, by saying that she had done well for herself after the incident by becoming famous and writing a book
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L10405385.htm

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Story of the Forged Iraq-Niger Docs:

We had the chance to see how the documents were badly faked. And the most surprisingly thing was that we had the chance to identify the person who had a main role in faking the documents. And the name of this guy was Rocko Martino, a former Italian SISMI agent.
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/10/1321236

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Iraqi insider details U.S. mismanagement after fall of Saddam:

In a rueful reflection on what might have been, an Iraqi government insider details in 500 pages what he calls the U.S. occupation's shocking mismanagement of his country - a performance so bad, he writes, that by 2007 Iraqis had "turned their backs on their would-be liberators."
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/09/news/insider.php

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Taliban attacks leave eight dead in Afghanistan:

Taliban militants ambushed an Afghan army convoy with rockets and heavy machine guns in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing four soldiers and injuring 19 others, the defence ministry said.
http://snipurl.com/1g03b

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Afghan government bans Al-Jazeera programs on local TV station:

The government ordered an Afghan TV station to suspend broadcasts of Al-Jazeera's English-language programs, the station's director said Tuesday.
http://snipurl.com/1g03d

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Iran to pull out of nuclear treaty 'if further pressure' :

Iran will be obliged to pull out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if it is subjected to further international pressure over its atomic programme, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani warned on Monday.
http://snipurl.com/1g03i

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Experts doubt Iran's claim to be nuclear power:

Many experts and officials cast doubt on Iran's claim, including an assertion that it had fed gaseous uranium into 3000 centrifuges to begin purifying nuclear material on an industrial scale.
http://snipurl.com/1g03k

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UN Inspectors Arrive To Check Iran's Nuclear Enrichment Plant : -

Two U.N. inspectors have arrived in Iran to visit its uranium enrichment plant, the authorities said Tuesday as Western governments and experts expressed dismay and skepticism over Iran's announcement that it is now enriching uranium in industrial quantities.
http://snipurl.com/1g03p

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Iran's "Industrial" Nukes: Yawn:

So, in case you missed it, some members of the news media are freaking out, reporting Ahmadinejad's claim that Iran is enriching uranium "on an industrial scale," - and parroting the usual pundits' warnings that the end of the world is just around the corner. Repent!
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/04/whatever_so_in_.html

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The NeoCons' Decision to Bomb Iran :

"We are conducting military operations inside Iran right now. The evidence is overwhelming, from both the Iranians [and] Americans, and Congressional sources."
http://snipurl.com/1g03s

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US Navy builds Stingray-esque base in Indian Ocean:

Reports have emerged that the US Navy is upgrading its submarine base at the isolated tropical atoll Diego Garcia, which is formally British territory.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/07/marineville_in_diego_garcia/

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In case you missed it:

Stealing a Nation - Special Report by John Pilger :

Video": STEALING A NATION (2004) is an extraordinary film about the plight of people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean - secretly and brutally expelled from their homeland by British governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s, to make way for an American military base
http://snipurl.com/1g03v

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How Syria Helped US in "War on Terror":

And How Bush Said "Thanks":
http://www.counterpunch.org/abourezk04102007.html

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Israeli spy case:

Media seeks public access in upcoming AIPAC lobbyists' trial:

News organizations filed documents in federal court Monday opposing a government request to close portions of an upcoming trial of two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of violating the Espionage Act.
http://snipurl.com/1g043

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Israeli spy case:

Aipac Prosecution: Limited Access Is Constitutional:

A government proposal to limit public access to evidence in the trial of two pro-Israel lobbyists is constitutional and represents a reasonable attempt to safeguard classified information, prosecutors argued in a brief filed last week in federal court in Virginia.
http://www.nysun.com/article/51871?access=726172

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In case you missed it:

Israeli spy case: Ex-AIPAC staffers say Condi leaked them classified info:

Two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee say Condoleezza Rice was their informant on sensitive national security matters.
http://snipurl.com/1g046

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House Panel Subpoenas Gonzales for Documents:

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales today seeking hundreds of pages of new or uncensored records related to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year, officials said.
http://snipurl.com/1g04c

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Lawyer: U.S. protecting Cuban militant :

A lawyer representing the Venezuelan government on Monday accused the United States of shielding a Cuban militant from standing trial for allegedly planning the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner
http://snipurl.com/1g04e

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Judge rejects Padilla torture argument:

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke stressed - that she was not passing judgment on the torture allegations. Rather, she said the effort to dismiss the case for "outrageous government conduct" was faulty on legal grounds.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070410/ap_on_re_us/padilla_terror_charges

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Guantanamo force-feeds detainees :

Rights groups called on the US to halt the "brutal" tactic, which includes strapping detainees to a chair
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6541091.stm

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MI5 blunder led to ghost flight and jail for 'extremists':

An inquiry into MI5's alleged complicity in the detention without trial at Guantanamo Bay of two British residents is believed to have concluded that the intelligence service made serious mistakes, The Times has learnt.
http://snipurl.com/1g04j

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IRA 'not behind' ex-spy killing :

The family of a former British spy has said they do not believe the IRA was responsible for his murder.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/4886774.stm

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UK: Secret paper reveals Labour's lies over ID cards:

The Government faces damaging claims of misleading voters over ID cards after documents revealed it always planned to make the controversial scheme compulsory.
http://tinyurl.com/2m7h3y

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Welcome to America:

Canadian Student spent 11 hours in Georgia jail for minor traffic violation:

23-year-old fingerprinted, forced to strip naked, don jail outfit and left in cell with inmates while officials checked her immigration details
http://tinyurl.com/yqmndv

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Praying for the Apocalypse:

This theology of despair is empowered by widespread poverty, violent crime, incurable diseases, global warming, war in the Middle East and the threat of nuclear calamity.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/praying_for_the_apocalypse/

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More Uninsured Means More Healthcare Corporate Profits:

The nation is entering a health care crisis, many leaders and experts say. An estimated 46 million people do not have health insurance because they cannot afford it, and the U.S. has one of the poorest health profiles of the developed world.
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=37237

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Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
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"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." -- James Bovard - 1994 Source: Lost Rights. The Destruction of American Liberty (St. Martin's Press: New York, 1994), p. 333

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"The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace: James Madison

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A centralised democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch; and if the vigour of the nation is to continue unimpaired, each individual, each family, each district, must preserve as far as possible its independence, its self-completeness, its powers and its privilege to manage its own affairs and think its own thoughts.": James Anthony Froude (1818-1894) Author and historian Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects

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"The enemy aggressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the Deity to regenerate our victims while incidentally capturing their markets, to civilise savage and senile and paranoid peoples while blundering accidentally into their oil wells.": John Flynn, 1944


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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
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Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,282
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$415,650,684,597

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