By Paul Craig Roberts
The War Criminal in the Living Room
Sat Sep 1, 2007 20:12
 

THE Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians' military capability in three days, according to a national security expert.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18290.htm

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The War Criminal in the Living Room

By Paul Craig Roberts

The media is silent, Congress is absent, and Americans are distracted as George W. Bush openly prepares aggression against Iran. - US war doctrine has been altered to permit first strike nuclear attack on Iran and other non-nuclear countries.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18287.htm

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Hillary Clinton Is Willing to Nuke Iran

1 Minute Video

This Woman Is Crazy! She must be stopped.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18285.htm

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Are We 'Good Germans'?

By Ed Ciaccio

Bush wants our always-accommodating Congress, Democrats and Republicans, to declare a part of Iran's military as "terrorists." This will enable him to attack Iran without Congressional authorization.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18291.htm

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U.S. Obsessed With Using Force

By Reason Wafawarova

SINCE the United States assumed global leadership from Britain at the end of the Second World War; when it emerged as the biggest beneficiary of the war, a development that saw it declare the era of "the American century", Washington has been obsessed with using force to thwart small countries.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18284.htm

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More Than 1,800 Iraqis Killed in August

By Robert H Reid

Civilian deaths rose in August to their second-highest monthly level this year, according to figures compiled Saturday by The Associated Press. That raises questions about whether U.S. strategy is working days before Congress receives landmark reports that will decide the course of the war.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18289.htm

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Behind Allawi's Bid for Power

By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

Over time, CIA officials pushed Allawi as a more acceptable and reliable potential successor to Saddam than Ahmed Chalabi, a rival Iraqi exile (and Allawi relative) whose ambitions to succeed Saddam were heavily promoted by neoconservative intellectuals and civilian Pentagon aides to former Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18281.htm

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Secret Report:

Corruption is "Norm" Within Iraqi Government

By David Corn

Maliki's government is "not capable of even rudimentary enforcement of anticorruption laws," the report says, and, perhaps worse, the report notes that Maliki's office has impeded investigations of fraud and crime within the government.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18282.htm

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New Orleans After 24 Months

By Greg Palast

We needed an answer to a weird, puzzling and horrific discovery. Among the miles and miles of devastated houses, rubble still there today in New Orleans, we found dry, beautiful homes. But their residents were told by guys dressed like Ninjas wearing "Blackwater" badges: "Try to go into your home and we'll arrest you."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18292.htm

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Where Did The Money Go?

By Geoff Pender

It's hard for the average working stiff to contemplate a number as vast as the $23.5 billion the federal government has allocated to Mississippi for Katrina recovery. Think of it this way: It's enough money to buy two average-sized houses for each of the 65,000 families in Mississippi who lost their homes.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18286.htm

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US/Mex: Failed System & Failed State

By Jim Willie

In my estimation, the USGovt, the USMilitary, and the shadowy groups who bear alphabet soup on unmarked lapels instill 1000 times as much fear in my life as any Moslem lunatic in a faraway land.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18283.htm

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Bowed But Not Broken

The War on Working Americans

By Stephen Lendman

A recent study released by the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) shows the dire state of things. It reported about one in three jobs in the country, about 47 million of them, pay low wages (defined as two-thirds the median wage or $11.11 per hour or less) with few or no benefits like health insurance, pensions or retirement accounts.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18288.htm

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Strange Goings-on Here in Lebanon ..

By Robert Fisk

Stories that just don't seem to make it into print.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18293.htm

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Afghan, U.S.-led occupation troops kill 70 "Taliban" in clashes:

The surge in militant attacks comes despite the presence of more than 50,000 foreign troops and 110,000 Afghan police and military officers, as well as a multimillion dollar reconstruction effort to rebuild the shattered nation.
http://tinyurl.com/2aatqy

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Iraq: At least 32 killed as bloody US occupation continues: -

A roadside bomb killed five Iraqi soldiers on patrol in northern Mosul, army Brigadier-General Noor Al-Deen Hussain said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01538062.htm

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Bush to Hear Military's Concerns on Iraq :

In a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a secure conference room dubbed ``the Tank,'' Bush was expected to hear deep concerns from leaders of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines about strains that are building on the force - and on troops' families - as a result of lengthy and repeated tours in Iraq.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6888297,00.html

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Ret. U.K. Army Head Slams U.S. Iraq Policy:

Gen. Sir Mike Jackson, who retired in August 2006 as chief of the general staff, said Rumsfeld was "one of those most responsible for the current situation in Iraq,"
http://tinyurl.com/yrs9dx

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General backed over US attack :

Politicians and military figures have thrown their weight behind General Sir Mike Jackson after he launched a scathing attack on the US for mishandling the aftermath of the Iraq war.
http://tinyurl.com/yw95q5

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'Surge' units set to exit Iraq by August '08 :

Commanders in Iraq are drawing up a plan to withdraw U.S. troops to "pre-surge levels" at the rate of about one brigade per month, which would keep the last of the surge troops in the country until August, Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno said Friday.
http://tinyurl.com/2n7fvx

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Some see 'coup' as Iraq's best hope:

In the lobbies of luxury hotels and the apartments of exiles, an assortment of Iraqi politicians has been spending the summer vacation plotting a new Iraqi coup
http://tinyurl.com/24u64w

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De Palma's Iraq war film stuns Venice festival:

BRIAN De Palma, the director of Hollywood hits such as Mission: Impossible and Scarface, stunned the Venice Film Festival yesterday with a harrowing film about the Iraq war.
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1391272007

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Pentagon confirms missile incident:

Pentagon officials confirmed today that an Air Force C-130 car­rying Alabama lawmakers in Iraq was fired upon by surface-to-air missiles on Thursday night.
http://tinyurl.com/ys67fl

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Walt & Mearsheimer's Proof That 'Tail Wagged the Dog':

It is progressive American Jews who as much as anyone ought to be morally and spiritually engaged by this book. I hope that the JJ Goldbergs and Dan Fleshlers and Seymour Hershes and Glenn Greenwalds and Jerrold Nadlers of the world (none of whom supported this war) will at last turn on the neocons openly and say, Your wrongheaded policies about Israel are a big reason our country is in Iraq, how do you answer?
http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/2007/09/more-on-walt-me.html

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Man pleads guilty in Iran gun plot:

An Iranian-born California man pleaded guilty in a scheme to buy submachine guns and sell them to Iranian government officials opposed to that country's current president, US court records showed.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/08/31/1188067325440.html

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In case you missed it:

Weapons Given to Iraq Are Missing:

The Pentagon has lost track of about 190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, according to a new government report
http://tinyurl.com/2sjxrq

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USA equipping a private army in preparation for an invasion of Venezuela:

Someone is building and equipping a private Army in South America and we get to pay for it. Congress knows nothing about this. It looks like preparation for an invasion of Venezuela, if we had to take a guess.
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=75673

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Iran reportedly bombs villages in northern Iraq:

"It was a bad day when some 20 shells hit our village in a single day last week. We were crying as we prayed to God to protect us from the bombs of the Islamic Republic of Iran," said Serwa Ibrahim, one of the few remaining villagers in Mardow, about 25 miles from the Iranian border.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20542458/

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El-Baradei Says Iran Agreement Could Be 'Last Chance' :

Muhammad el-Baradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says he is hopeful that progress can be achieved in the standoff over Iran's nuclear program.
http://tinyurl.com/2f2o8r

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Iran still trusts Russia over completing nuclear plant:

'Negotiations with the Russians are continuing on completing the Bushehr plant and the Russians have just recently said that they are willing to finish the work. We still trust them,' Mehr news agency quoted Mottaki as saying.
http://tinyurl.com/ywrdjz

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Suicide Bomb Kills Seven In Pakistan :

A pair of suicide bombers rammed a car packed with explosives into a paramilitary truck in the Mamond area of Bajaur Agency, killing three security troops and two civilians along with the two bombers.
http://tinyurl.com/yvv7nh

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Pakistan Power-Sharing Talks Deadlocked :

Power-sharing talks between former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto and President Gen. Pervez Musharraf were deadlocked Saturday, setting back efforts to end military rule as pressure grows to restore democracy.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6890697,00.html

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Army backs Musharraf-Bhutto 'deal':

Pakistan's embattled President Pervez Musharraf has received the support of the Army in his bid to enter into a power-sharing 'deal' with former Premier Benazir Bhutto but facing a rebellion in the rank and file of the ruling party, according to media reports.
http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=91622

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Australia: Nine Army Rocket Launchers Still Missing :

APEC Summit Begins In Sydney - President Bush To Arrive Tuesday
http://theorstrahyun.blogspot.com/2007/08/nine-anti-tank-rocket-launchers-still.html

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Jose Padilla And The Road To Hell :

Religions describe hell to be complete separation from God, and if this version is true, then the torture chambers in which Jose Padilla and the other hundreds of suspected terrorists are currently confined can be viewed as hell - for they are created out of such madness and damnable logic that the only outcome they produce is further
http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_112538.asp

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Leading lender likens US credit crisis to Great Depression:

The US financial industry displayed fresh signs of distress from the credit crunch afflicting global money markets yesterday, with one mortgage provider describing lending conditions as the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
http://tinyurl.com/yr8rwf

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Did the White House Rig the Stock Market?:

"All of a sudden, around 2:00 or 3:00 some buyers stepped in and started buying up everything in sight. Before long it was 4:00 and the Dow was in positive territory. Who was the mysterious buyer? Perhaps it was the Plunge Protection Team averting a financial disaster
http://tinyurl.com/2y55u3

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In case you missed it:

Plunge Protection Team:

The chairman of the New York Stock Exchange has called the White House chief of staff and asked permission to close the world's most important stock market. By law, only the president can authorize a shutdown of U.S. financial markets.
http://tinyurl.com/28463

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Conservative Republicans Have Only One Choice In 2008:

No real conservative could support Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Fred Thompson, or Newt Gingrich. When it comes to historic conservative principles, each of these men is as phony as a three dollar bill.
http://buchanan.org/blog/?p=831

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NEWS FOR 08/31/07

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Iraq: at least 41 killed as savage U.S. occupation grinds on:

Police found five bodies in different districts of Baghdad on Thursday, police said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L31572056.htm

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Marine killed five unarmed Iraqi men :

Dela Cruz, who was granted immunity from prosecution in the case after murder charges against him were dismissed in April, said he opened fire into the men's lifeless bodies and that Wuterich later told him to lie about the incident.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N31270252.htm

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Standing on the bodies of 3 million Vietnamese :

New McCain Push on War, His Candidacy :

``The transcendent issue of the 21st century is the struggle against radical Islamic extremism and I, with considerable ego, say that I'm the best prepared and qualified to meet this challenge,'' the Arizona senator says in a new online video that details his decades-long military career and includes footage of his nearly six-year Vietnam imprisonment.
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=3544832

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UPI Poll: U.S. energy source less secure:

A solid majority -- 56.3 percent -- of those who took part in an Aug. 17-20 poll said they believed the Iraq war has made U.S. energy supplies less secure.
http://tinyurl.com/yns2bd

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Twelve Afghans killed in attacks on foreign military:

Ten civilians were killed when Taliban rebels fired rockets at a US base in eastern Afghanistan Friday, while two Afghan soldiers died in a suicide bombing outside Kabul airport.
http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=191929

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Taliban was paid $2.46m for hostages :

Citing unidentified sources in Afghanistan, a Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun said Afghan mediators persuaded South Korea's ambassador in Kabul that there was no other way to end the six-week kidnap ordeal.
http://tinyurl.com/2hcdoa

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South Korea denies paying Taliban ransom :

At the face-to-face negotiations with the Taliban, Seoul reiterated its pledge to withdraw its contingent of around 200 medics and engineers from Afghanistan, and agreed to ban all Korean Christian mission work in the Muslim country.
http://tinyurl.com/yqgjwg

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Palestinians Poorer Than Ever:

Poverty in the Palestinian territories has reached "unprecedented levels" because they have been held under an "economic siege" for almost seven years, a United Nations body has found.
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39100

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U.S. coordinator plans 5 new Palestinian battalions in W. Bank :

The plan, whose aim is to bolster Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, requires the approval of Israel if arms and equipment are to be transferred for the new force, political sources in Jerusalem said Wednesday.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/899120.html
 
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Israel slams UN-sponsored Palestinian conference :

Israel on Friday attacked a UN-sponsored conference on Palestinian rights as a "virulent anti-Israeli propaganda effort" and criticized the United Nations and European Parliament for their role in the event.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3444317,00.html

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Obama Wants Divestment Issue For His Own:

With Jewish campaign money more critical than ever and Jewish votes potentially important in a handful of key states, most of

 

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