By Jim Austin
The Power of One
Mon Jan 29, 2007 21:07

 
The Power of One

By Jim Austin

"The authority to kill U.S. citizens is granted under a secret finding signed by the President,,," This cheery note was included in a newspaper article written by John Lumpkin of the Associated Press. The article goes on to say that the CIA will only kill us if they think we are members of Al Qaeda.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/192/52/

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +
http://tinyurl.com/usq4x

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,080
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The U.S. War On Iraq Costs
$362,150,916,304

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

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America ‘Poised to Strike at Iran’s Nuclear Sites’ From Bases in Bulgaria and Romania

By Gabriel Ronay

PRESIDENT BUSH is preparing to attackIran'snuclearfacilities before the end of April and the US Air Force's new bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia..
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/186/52/

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Inflation and War Finance

By Ron Paul

Congress has spent more than $500 billion on specific appropriations for Iraq. This sum is not reflected in official budget and deficit figures. Congress has funded the war by passing a series of so-called "supplemental" spending bills, which are passed outside of the normal appropriations process and thus deemed off-budget.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/189/52/

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The Power of One

By Jim Austin

"The authority to kill U.S. citizens is granted under a secret finding signed by the President,,," This cheery note was included in a newspaper article written by John Lumpkin of the Associated Press. The article goes on to say that the CIA will only kill us if they think we are members of Al Qaeda.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/192/52/

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Cheney Spars with Blitzer Over Criticism of Iraq

2 Minute Video

During an exclusive interview with Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room, an especially brash Vice President Cheney called criticism of his administration's handling of Iraq "hogwash"
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/187/59/

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US Plans To 'Fight The Net' Revealed

By Adam Brookes

A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/185/52/

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Howard Zinn: A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

Video

Howard Zinn discusses his latest collection of essays at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. " A Power Governments Cannot Suppress" critiques America's response to 9/11, examines the current state of democracy and government responsibility in America and cites examples of when government has overstepped throughout American history.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/188/59/

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Iraq: At least 22 killed as U.S. occupation continue:

Three mortars killed 11 people and wounded 28 more in Zaafaraniya, southeast of Baghdad, a police source said.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PAR926903.htm

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Another Twelve killed ahead of Ashura rite sacred ceremony:

Gunmen raked the convoy of Adel Abdel Mohsen with automatic weapons fire in Yarmuk, western Baghdad, killing him and his daughter Acile, an engineer at the ministry, as well as their driver and bodyguard.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21133987-401,00.html

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Hundreds killed in Iraq "battle":

Iraqi and U.S. occupation forces have killed some 300 alledged "armed" members of a "Muslim cult" in a day-long battle involving US tanks and aircraft near the holy city of Najaf, Iraqi police,
http://tinyurl.com/37aduh

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Iraq cult leader among Najaf dead :

Women and children who had joined the force of up to 700 fighters may be among the casualties, Shirwan al-Waeli, national security minister, said.
http://tinyurl.com/2ksgzs

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Juan Cole : Hundreds Killed: What happened in Najaf? :

Well, a big battle took place at the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Saturday night into Sunday, but there are several contradictory narratives about its significance.
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/184/52/

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French report: Former U.N. envoy Bolton says U.S. has 'no strategic interest' in united Iraq:


Bolton, who resigned last month from his temporary appointment as U.N. ambassador, also told the French daily Le Monde that U.S. President George W. Bush's administration acted too slowly to hand power over to Iraqis after toppling Saddam Hussein in 2003.
http://tinyurl.com/343dxp

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Turkey warns of ?endless war? if Iraq divided :

Turkey urged the United States not to leave a power vacuum when it leaves Iraq or allow the country to be partitioned, saying a divided Iraq would slip into ?endless war? involving all of its neighbors.
http://tinyurl.com/ysekpo

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McConnell skeptical Iraq resolution will pass:

The Senate's top Republican doubts that a resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq will pass, saying most lawmakers in his party believe "this is the last chance for the Iraqis to step up
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16868079/

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Clinton says Bush should pull troops from Iraq by 2009:

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Bush should withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq before he leaves office, asserting it would be ``the height of irresponsibility'' to pass the war along to the next commander in chief.
http://tinyurl.com/2br3kh

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War pimp alert: U.S.:

Iran giving weapons to kill troops :

The White House says there has been growing evidence over the last several months that Iran is supporting terrorists inside Iraq and is a major supplier of bombs and other weapons used to target U.S. forces.
http://tinyurl.com/2h45tn

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Iranian Reveals Plan to Expand Role in Iraq:

Iran's ambassador to Baghdad outlined a plan to expand its economic and military ties with Iraq that will almost certainly bring more conflict with the US.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,462992,00.html

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Bush Warns Iran Against Action in Iraq :

Bush's warning was the latest move in a bitter and more public standoff between the United States and Iran. The White House expressed skepticism about Iran's plans to greatly expand its economic and military ties with Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/2569xq

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War pimp alert: Experts: US-Iran tensions could trigger accidental war:

Tensions between the United States and Iran have risen to the point where a war could be kicked off by mistake, an outcome that neither Tehran nor Washington wants, US military officials and private analysts say.
http://tinyurl.com/2d4sv2

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UN nuclear watchdog proposes ‘timeout’ by both sides on Iran’s nuclear programme:

The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency is calling for a “timeout” on the Iranian nuclear issue, with Iran suspending uranium enrichment and the international community suspending sanctions over a programme that Tehran says is for producing energy
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=21368&Cr=iran&Cr1=iaea

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Shell defies US pressure and signs 5bn Iranian gas deal:

Shell has signed an important deal to help Iran develop a major gas field, ignoring growing pressure from George Bush to isolate the country for being part of what he alleges is an "axis of evil
http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,2001515,00.html

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Hamas-Fatah clashes leave four Palestinians killed:

At least four Palestinians were killed Monday in clashes between the supporters of Fatah and Hamas movements in Gaza Strip.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=947235

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Several die in Israel suicide blast :

The bomber blew himself up on Monday, killing three other people and wounding more, in a cafe-bakery in the Red Sea holiday town near the Jordanian and Egyptian borders.
http://tinyurl.com/2a9yj7

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Hamas and Fatah agree ceasefire :

Hamas and Fatah have agreed to a ceasefire in Gaza effective from 3am (0100 GMT) on Tuesday, the Palestinian foreign minister has said
http://tinyurl.com/22aelv

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Russia says Hamas to recognize earlier accords with Israel :

Hamas is ready to recognize earlier accords with Israel thanks to the joint effort of Russia and Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here on Monday.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-01/30/content_5671586.htm

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Egypt: Hamas ready to recognize Israel:

Egypt's top political adviser to the president says the Palestinian Hamas movement is ready to recognize Israel if the latter talks with the group.
http://tinyurl.com/23l6wg

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Let Our Children Live:

"We Are All Victims of the Occupation"
http://www.counterpunch.org/peled01292007.html

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Israel 'broke US arms deal terms' :

Israel probably violated the terms of its arms deals with Washington by using US-made cluster bombs in Lebanon last year, a US government report says.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6310945.stm

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Cluster bomb wounds two Belgian soldiers in Lebanon:

A cluster bomb explosion has wounded two Belgian soldiers on demining operations in southern Lebanon following last summer's war between Hezbollah and Israel, a UN spokesman said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070129/wl_mideast_afp/lebanonbelgiumun

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Israel to "buy" thousands of US smart bombs - report:

The Israeli army will purchase 100 mln usd worth of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) -- low-cost kits produced by Boeing (nyse: BA - news - people ) that turn free-fall bombs into guided 'smart' munitions.
http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2007/01/29/afx3370132.html

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Occupied West Bank: New construction at illegal outposts slated for evacuation :

Recent aerial photographs show new construction at four illegal West Bank outposts which have been slated for evacuation, the Peace Now movement said on Sunday.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/818755.html

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Hezbollah leader vows to fight back if U.S. operations target the guerrilla group:

Hassan Nasrallah said he was reacting to a recent report in the Washington Post that said U.S. President George W. Bush's administration has authorized widening a list of approved operations against Hezbollah in Lebanon aimed at curtailing Iran's influence in the region.
http://tinyurl.com/yqcxgp

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Militants kill Afghan police, wound two others :

Taliban militants raided police checkpoints in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, killing one policeman and wounding two others, provincial police chief Asmatullah Alizai said Monday.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-01/29/content_5670632.htm

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"Insurgents" killed in Afghanistan clashes:

Coalition special operation forces clashed with insurgents in two separate engagements and again called for close air support.
http://tinyurl.com/27294o

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US offers advanced missile system to India :

The US is offering India one of the world's most formidable shipboard missile systems that has the potential of being integrated with the country's indigenous missiles.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/24902.html

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India, Russia to Conduct Joint Military Exercise in North West Russia:

Close ties between the Russian and Indian military are part of a "strategic partnership" between Moscow and New Delhi, which has replaced the Cold War alliance of the two nations.
http://www.india-defence.com/reports/2845

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An atomic threat made in America:

How the U.S. spread bomb-grade fuel worldwide — and failed to get it back
http://tinyurl.com/2bg5ht

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Abdullah Says Malaysia Has Shifted Reserves Away From Dollar:

Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said his country has shifted some of its $82 billion of currency reserves away from the dollar and that potential foreign-exchange volatility may hurt exporters.
http://tinyurl.com/yt7l9d

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Venezuela Plans to Follow Iran’s Suit, Buy Anti-Missile Systems from Russia:

The cost of the deal to acquire Tor-M1 rockets is estimated at $290 million.
http://mosnews.com/money/2007/01/29/venezuelaams.shtml

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Venezuela's Chavez slams Mexico for forging strong ties with Washington:

Chavez said Felipe Calderon was following in the footsteps of former Mexican President Vicente Fox by making Mexico "subordinate to (U.S.) imperialism and world capitalism."
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/28/america/LA-GEN-Venezuela-Mexico.php

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U.S. security trumps freedom.:

The warning is that Canada and the U.S. are on fundamentally different paths when it comes to matters of terrorism and human rights. The lesson is that until Ottawa gets more aggressive with our friends in the war on terror, a Canadian passport won't mean much
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/175534

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Pete Seeger: Bring Them Home

A blast from the past! - Live from 1969..
http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/190/59/

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Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
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Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams

 

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