"Why Casey Died For Nothing"Wed May 30, 2007 01:03
"Why Casey Died For Nothing"
By Cindy Sheehan
This is my resignation letter as the "face" of the American anti-war movement. This is not my "Checkers" moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my resources.
What Military Service Qualifies Bush To Lead Iraq War
By: Evelyn Pringle
This country is now paying a heavy price for Bush's lack of military experience, and his taunting invitation of "bring it on," that has resulted in a never ending stream of challengers traveling to Iraq to teach our loudmouth President a lesson.
Bush's New Middle East
By Mike Whitney
It's hard to know what Bush hopes to accomplish by backing the bloody siege of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, but one thing is certain; things are never as they seem. In an interview on Democracy Now last week, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh stated that, Fatah al-Islam---the group of Sunni extremists inside the camp--were getting material support from the Saudis, the Bush administration and members of the Lebanese political establishment.
Shrinks and the SERE Technique at Guantanamo
By Stephen Soldz
Psychologists were central to the development of the abusive interrogation paradigm developed at Guantanamo and migrated to Abu Ghraib and other Iraqi prisons.
Celebrating the Rule of Force, Not Freedom
By William L. Anderson
Americans might be honoring the dead from U.S. wars, but in no case did any of those dead whom we memorialize today die for "our freedom." They died, instead, because our political classes pointedly understand that promoting war is good for them.
At least 80 killed in U.S occupied Iraq:
At least 23 people were killed and 68 others wounded when a powerful bomb in a parked bus exploded in central Baghdad, police said.
Eight US soldiers killed in Iraq :
Two U.S. military personnel were killed when their helicopter came down under enemy fire north of Baghdad and six more died when a column of vehicles heading to the crash site was ambushed,
Britain to hold emergency meeting on Iraq kidnap:
The British government's top-level emergency committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss the kidnap of several British nationals in Iraq, a government spokeswoman said.
Kurds and Shia Fight for Power in Baghdad:
An eyewitness to the 14 Sunni men being detained by the Mehdi army spoke with IPS, requesting his name withheld. He believes the U.S. military has taken sides between the militias and are pitting them against one another.
Worse than the worst:
Iraq: it's worse than you can possibly imagine, and worse than we can possibly know.
Desperate Iraqi Refugees Turn to Sex Trade in Syria :
Back home in Iraq, Umm Hiba's daughter was a devout schoolgirl, modest in her dress and serious about her studies. Hiba, who is now 16, wore the hijab, or Islamic head scarf, and rose early each day to say the dawn prayer before classes.
Military leaders doubtful about success in Iraq:
US MILITARY leaders in Iraq are increasingly convinced that most of the broad political goals President George Bush laid out early this year when he announced his troop build-up will not be met this year and are seeking ways to redefine success.
Clinton didn't read 2002 Iraq report:
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is among several presidential candidates who didn't read a 2002 intelligence report on Iraq before voting for war. Members of Congress had to read the report in a secure location but The Washington Post said in 2004 only six senators registered and read it before the vote authorizing the invasion.
Iraq begins to export Islamist fighters :
The war in Iraq, which President George W. Bush said was necessary to combat Islamic extremism, is beginning to export guerilla fighters to neighboring countries and beyond
Lebanon Fatah Al-Islam - Video - Aljazeera English;
Dr Fawaz Gerges joins a panel of experts as we unravel the web of Lebabon's political landscape
Pregnant woman, three men killed at Lebanese checkpoints :
Four people, including a pregnant woman, were killed early Tuesday in the Lebanon as the death of a soldier brought the toll to at least 79 dead and further intensified tensions, local media said.
Soldier killed in fighting at besieged Lebanon camp :
A soldier was killed in sporadic fighting in Lebanon on Tuesday on the ninth day of a deadly showdown between the army and an Islamic extremist militia that has trapped thousands of civilans inside a squalid refugee camp.
Hizbullah Move To Aid Nahr el Bared :
Nasrallah has taken a very risky step. Nasrallah's statement was received with much relief by the population in the Palestinian camps. It provided a much needed political, human and moral support at a time where being Palestinian in Lebanon is a real curse
'We have no rights and no future':
The standoff between the Lebanese army and Islamic militants has focused attention on the 400,000 Palestinian refuges in the country
UN envoy says Israel attacks on Gaza excessive:
A U.N. human rights investigator criticised Israel on Tuesday for violating international law in the Gaza Strip through a "disproportionate" use of force and killing of civilians.
Israel Gets OK to Expand Gaza Attacks:
The Israeli campaign - which has relied primarily on intensified airstrikes in the past two weeks - has forced Hamas leaders to lie low in recent days. On Monday, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas stayed away from a weekly Cabinet meeting in Gaza City.
Israelis seize Fatah legislator :
In the past year Israel has held dozens of sitting MPs from the militant winner of the 2006 elections, Hamas, but he is the first from the rival Fatah group.
UK occupation forces soldier is killed by Taliban :
"The soldier died as a result of enemy action. Next of kin have been informed and have requested a 24-hour delay before the soldier is named."
Afghan women cry for help : 3 Minute Video :
Self-immolation by women continues to be a problem in the Afghan province of Herat, with on average 10 women a month attempting suicide by setting themselves on fire. Not all of them succeed.
Military action eyed against Kurds: -
Warning that "our patience has run out," the Turkish government has authorized the army to draft a plan for a major military thrust into Iraq to smash Kurdish rebel bases there "once and for all."
Blix: Iran nuclear halt 'not logical' :
In an article published in the Boston Review, Hans Blix said it would be easier to convince Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment if nuclear countries agreed to do the same thing.
Should U.S. intervention in Sudan be supported? A Closer Look :
The U.S. calls Sudan a failed and rogue state. Its internal conflicts are portrayed as a fight between Muslims and non- Muslims and blacks and Arabs. A study of the history of Sudan, especially the modern era impact of external political and economic forces from just before the turn of the 20th century to the present, contradicts and distorts those simple labelings.
Russia Tests New Intercontinental RS-24 Ballistic Missile :
The RS-24 missile, capable of carrying up to 10 warheads, is designed to evade missile defense systems, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.
Putin calls for emergency meeting on European arms treaty:
Russia on Monday called for an emergency meeting with the United States and European countries to discuss the future of a treaty that President Vladimir Putin suspended last month and has threatened to withdraw from altogether.
Venezuela's RCTV: Sine Die and Good Riddance :
Along with the other four major corporate-owned dominant television channels (controlling 90% of the nation's TV market), RCTV played a leading role instigating and supporting the aborted April, 2002 two-day coup against President Chavez
New Swedish Documents Illuminate CIA Action:
Probe Finds 'Rendition' Of Terror Suspects Illegal
An Extraordinary Violation of International Law:
Some say lack of due process in kidnappings and detention at secret prisons amounts to war crimes
Democrats in Washington want to keep impeachment off the table:
The push to impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney is gaining a hearing in some parts of the country, but not in Washington.
Oil companies salivating over U.S. reserves:
Colorado and Utah have as much oil as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Nigeria, Kuwait, Libya, Angola, Algeria, Indonesia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates combined. Trapped in limestone up to 200 feet thick in the two Rocky Mountain states is enough so-called shale oil to rival OPEC and supply the United States for a century.
Net taxes could arrive by this fall:
The era of tax-free e-mail, Internet shopping and broadband connections could end this fall, if recent proposals in the U.S. Congress prove successful.
Bad Medicine: Ruthless Health Care Policy in America:
In 2005, when Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee announced he would reform his state's Medicaid program, people took him at his word. Little did they know that Bredesen's idea of reform meant cutting 170,000 people off the program almost overnight.
Peace & Joy
"The War between the States... produced the foundation for the kind of government we have today: consolidated and absolute, based on the unrestrained will of the majority, with force, threats, and intimidation being the order of the day. Today's federal government is considerably at odds with that envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. . [The War] also laid to rest the great principle enunciated in the Declaration of ndependence that 'Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed'.": - Walter E. Williams (1936- ) Columnist, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
"Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.": - Anne Bradstreet
"The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false." -- Paul Johnson (1928- ) British Roman Catholic journalist, historian, speechwriter and author "One day posterity will remember these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage." - Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933- ) Russian poet 1969
"Make no laws whatever concerning speech, and speech will be free; so soon as you make a declaration on paper that speech shall be free, you will have a hundred lawyers proving that "freedom does not mean abuse, nor liberty license," and they will define freedom out of existence." - Voltarine De Cleyre (1866-1912) Source: The Cry for Justice (Upton Sinclair)
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
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