Tom FeeleyThe War on ConsciousnessTue Jun 12, 2007 20:34
The War on Consciousness
By Paul Levy
We have the most criminal regime in all of our history wreaking unspeakable horror on the entire planet, while simultaneously waging war on the consciousness of its own citizens - US. If we aren't aware of this, we are unwittingly playing into, supporting and complicit in the evil that is being perpetrated in our name.
Iraq: At least 9 killed as U.S occupation grinds on:
A suicide car bomber killed three police officers and wounded 15 other people at a checkpoint west of Ramadi
Arming a civil war:
AS THE saying goes, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." It may be catchy, but history has shown its peril as foreign policy. It's now the risky strategy U.S. commanders are following in arming Sunni fighters who pledge to hunt down al Qaeda guerrillas in Iraq.
US signals permanent stay in Iraq:
This spring's debate over a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq may have implied that the US presence there is likely to wind down soon, but
recent comments from both the administration and military officials suggest a different scenario.
Child labour on the rise as poverty increases:
Iyad Abdel-Salim, 12, left school six months ago and has been working to boost the family income. His father was killed in Iraq's political violence. As the only boy in the family, and with three smaller sisters to look after, he was forced to go onto the streets and work.
British Parliament rejects Iraq inquiry :
The House of Commons on Monday rejected a motion by the opposition Conservative Party calling for a formal inquiry into the British government's decision to go to war in Iraq.
Sen. Clinton Wants Troops in Iraq for at Least 10 Years:
Senator Hillary Clinton said that her first priority if elected would be to "bring our troops home." She did not say ALL our troops, Koppel points out, and she does not mean ALL our troops. She told the New York Times three months ago that some forces would have to remain
Iran to make U.S. "regret" detention of Iranians-FM:
"We will make the Americans regret their ugly and illegal action against the Islamic Republic of Iran's consulate in Arbil, Iraq, and the abduction of the five Iranian diplomats," Mottaki said, according to the state broadcaster's Web site.
Manufacturing Consent For War With Iran:
U.S. diplomat accuses Iran of passing weapons to Taliban:
A senior U.S. diplomat accused Iran on Tuesday of transferring weapons to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan - the most direct comments yet on the issue by a ranking American official.
ElBaradei warms of 'brewing confrontation' between U.S. and Iran:
The director general of the UN nuclear inspection agency has warned Tehran and Washington for the first time that their yearlong stalemate over Iran's nuclear activities is turning into a "brewing confrontation" that "urgently needs to be defused."
US Diplomat Expects Talks On New UN Resolution On Iran In Weeks :
"We will have to move forward at the Security Council for a third ... resolution in a matter of weeks," he told reporters.
US occupation forces kill seven Afghan police:
US-LED forces in Afghanistan have mistakenly killed seven policemen in an air strike on Taliban forces, according to Afghan officials.
Gunmen fire at Afghan girl students, kill two:
Gunmen riding on a motorbike fired at girls outside a school in occupied Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two and wounding six, authorities said.
Canadian Occupation Force Solider Killed, Two Wounded :
A Canadian soldier was killed and two others were wounded after a roadside bombing in Afghanistan on Monday. The attack occurred about 40 kilometres north of Kandahar City.
Hamas captures Fatah security HQ in Gaza:
Hamas gunmen captured the headquarters of the Fatah-allied security forces in northern Gaza, seizing control of a key prize in the bloody power struggle between the sides, Hamas and Fatah officials said.
Gaza slides towards 'civil war' :
Fighters from the armed wing of Hamas have stormed two compounds belonging to forces loyal to the Palestinian president in the Gaza Strip as factional fighting in the Occupied Territories intensifies
Gaza fighting descends into new brutality:
"Snipers on rooftops killing people. Bodies mutilated and dumped in the streets in very humiliating ways. Houses bombarded and civilians killed. What else does civil war means but this?"
Oprah criticized for pro-Israel stance:
The Joint Advocacy Initiative, a partnership between the east Jerusalem YMCA and the YWCA of Palestine, said in a June 8 letter that Winfrey's willingness to visit Israel was "very shocking" considering her image as someone who "stands with oppressed, marginalized people, fights racism, and works for justice and human rights."
Israel critic denied post at university :
A top American university has denied tenure to a prominent academic amid allegations of anti-Semitism and his defence of the Palestinian cause.
Lebanon army, militants fight on at refugee camp:
Heavy fighting raged on Tuesday between Lebanese troops and al Qaeda-inspired militants at a Palestinian refugee camp, the battleground for Lebanon's bloodiest internal violence since the civil war.
Bloody camp war exposes frailties of Lebanese army :
Elite army units have been trying to crush a few hundred Fatah al-Islam fighters at Nahr al-Bared camp in north Lebanon since May 20. At least 136 people have died in the fighting, including 60 soldiers. More than 150 soldiers have been wounded.
US to sidestep Russia veto on Kosovo:
THE US is pressing for a quick UN vote on Kosovo but is ready to take on Russia's threat of a veto and move to unilaterally recognise the Serbian province's right to independence.
Chris Floyd : Seasons in Hell: Voices From the American Gulag :
The Independent has a remarkable story on Sami al-Haj, the Sudanese journalist who has been held in George W. Bush's concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay for five years. Haj has not been charged with any crime, but he is undoubtedly guilty of a grave sin in the eyes of the Bush Regime: he is a cameraman for Al Jazeera.
Incendiary Weapons Are No 'Allegation':
Reviewing the London-based anti-Iraq War play Fallujah, New York Times reporter Jane Perlez wrote (5/29/07), "The denunciations of the United States are severe, particularly in the scenes that deal with the use of napalm in Fallujah, an allegation made by left-wing critics of the war but never substantiated."
Male U.S. veterans have higher suicide risk -study:
Male U.S. veterans are twice as likely to die by suicide than people with no military service
WMD Dumped at Sea:
"The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the sea, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste - either tossed overboard or packed into the holds of scuttled vessels."
Arctic ice cap melting 30 years ahead of forecast : -
The Arctic ice cap is melting much faster than expected and is now about 30 years ahead of predictions made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.S. ice expert said Tuesday.
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