ICH: U.S. Marine Beheaded
Sun May 27, 2007 18:13

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Subject: ICH: U.S. Marine Beheaded
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 17:19:33 -0400 (EDT)
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We, women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country, to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs." From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says: "Disarm, disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."-Julia Ward Howe

Mark Twain: The War Prayer

O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire;

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When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?: Eleanor Roosevelt:

The pioneers of a warless world are the youth that refuse military service: Albert Einstein

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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War On Iraq - At Least 655,000 + +

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,454

The War in Iraq Costs

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Pictures Purport To Show U.S. Marine Beheaded and Abused


These images depict the savagery and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience.


I Lost my Son to a Conflict I oppose. We Were Both Doing Our Duty

By Andrew J. Bacevich
Special to The Washington Post

Parents who lose children, whether through accident or illness, inevitably wonder what they could have done to prevent their loss. When my son was killed in Iraq earlier this month at age 27, I found myself pondering my responsibility for his death.


Operation Freedom From Iraqis


WHEN all else fails, those pious Americans who conceived and directed the Iraq war fall back on moral self-congratulation: at least we brought liberty and democracy to an oppressed people. But that last-ditch rationalization has now become America's sorriest self-delusion in this traged.


War Criminal

When I look to the future in Iraq, I start by studying the past

By Paddy Ashdown

Those who, like me, supported the removal of Saddam Hussein by force now have to face up to the awkward task of deciding what can be salvaged from the mess.


When Oil and Water Mix

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

America's relentless drive to dominate the Middle East and its oil, blends well with Israel's insatiable appetite for water and unstoppable expansion. It is said that oil and water do not mix - but when they do, it becomes a lethal concoction with no easy solution. The fatal blend engulfing the Middle East today seems to have no end in sight other than darker clouds showering more innocent blood.


How Can Bush Bring Freedom and Democracy to Iraq When He Brings Tyranny to America?

Paul Craig Roberts

The Democrats are far from being alone in lacking the vision to see the abyss into which their cynicism is leading us. With the corporate media serving as propaganda ministry for the administration, Cheney will be able to whip up enough fear and anger to convince the American people that the use of nuclear weapons was imperative.


The Swan Song for the Democratic Party

By Mike Whitney

By capitulating to Bush, the Democratic Party has cut the ground out from beneath itself and hastened its own demise. Good riddance. Now, let's push the rusty hulk out of the road and go forward.


Why We Fight


What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine.


Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Video: Interview with author Stephen Kinzer

If you think George W. Bush and the neoconservatives inducted "regime change" into American foreign policy's hall of fame? Think again. Long before Iraq, U.S. presidents, spies, corporate types and their acolytes abroad had honed the art of deposing foreign governments.


Globalization And Democracy: Some Basics

By Michael Parenti

Free trade is not fair trade; it benefits strong nations at the expense of weaker ones, and rich interests at the expense of the rest of us. Globalization means turning the clock back on many twentieth-century reforms: no freedom to boycott products, no prohibitions against child labor, no guaranteed living wage or benefits, no public services that might conceivably compete with private services, no health and safety protections that might cut into corporate profits.


Sunday: Iraq: At least 48 killed as U.S. occupation grinds on:

Two U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside bombs on Saturday -- one in Diyala province north of Baghdad and the second in the west of the capital, the U.S. military said.


Saturday: Iraq: At least 91killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation:

The bodies of 20 people were found in various parts of Baghdad in the past 24 hours


US, British occupation forces killed 15 civilians :

An Iraqi deputy claimed that US and British fighter jets bombarded civilian areas in Baghdad and Basra, 550 kilometres south of the capital, killing at least 15 people and wounding 20 others


Another 8 U.S. occupation force soldiers killed in Iraq - military:

In the worst attack, three soldiers were killed and two were wounded while on patrol in Salahaddin province on Saturday


U.S. Mercenaries Open Fire in Baghdad:

Employees of Blackwater USA, a private "security firm " under contract to the State Department, opened fire on the streets of Baghdad twice in two days last week, and one of the incidents provoked a standoff between the security contractors and Iraqi forces, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.


US, British forces battle Mehdi Army in Baghdad, Basra:

U.S. and British forces battled Mehdi Army fighters in Baghdad and the southern city of Basra after their leader, Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, made a rare public appearance and called on U.S. troops to get out of Iraq.


British forces face backlash after Mahdi Army chief is shot dead:

Soldiers attacked by militamen in Basra after joint operation with Iraqis ends in violence


Only 11% Of UK adults support the war and occupation of Iraq:

Only 17 per cent of respondents approve of the way Tony Blair is handling the current situation with Iraq, and just nine per cent feel the same way about George W. Bush


Infant mortality in Iraq soars as young pay the price for war :

Figures collated by the charity show that in 1990 Iraq's mortality rate for under-fives was 50 per 1,000 live births. In 2005 it was 125.


Jim Lobe: Intel Agencies Warned of Post-War Risks:

Two major studies prepared by the U.S. intelligence community and distributed to senior officials in every relevant agency two months before Washington's invasion of Iraq warned of many of the problems that have turned the U.S. occupation there into the worst foreign policy crisis since at least the Vietnam War.


Book suggests Clinton failed to read memo on Iraq:

A new biography of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton suggests she did not read a key national intelligence document before casting her October 2002 Senate vote to authorize the war in Iraq.


Al-Qaeda warns Bush: Cash won't buy victory:

AN AL-QAEDA front group yesterday warned US President George Bush that the Iraq war funding recently approved by Congress would not improve chances for success in the country


$100bn more to fight 'terror":

AMERICAN spending on Iraq and Afghanistan has eclipsed the cost of the Vietnam War, making the War on Terror the second most expensive conflict in United States' history.


Feingold, Kucinich Denounce the Democratic Cave:

No amount of extenuation can minimize the fact that the Democrats, who were brought to power in Congress to end the war, have just signed on to another $120 billion for that war.


Educating Rudy Press Conference: Video 13 Minutes:

Congressman Ron Paul and Michael Scheuer educate Rudy Giuliani on American foreign policy (May 24, 2007)


Army must come clean on torture in Iraq, say MPs:

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has written to the MoD asking it to reconcile what appear to be glaring differences between the department's official line on what is permissible and evidence given at the recent court martial of seven British soldiers.


Report: Cheney aide clearing path to bomb Iran :

Vice President Dick Cheney believes the US should not be pursuing a diplomatic path with Iran, and a senior aide to the vice president has been meeting with national security think tanks and consultants in Washington to "help establish the policy and political pathway to bombing Iran,"


Ya'alon: bring down Iranian regime,:

Attempts to prevent the nuclearization of Iran will fail, according to former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon, who asserted that the military option should be examined and the Iranian regime should be brought down.


Bush okayed 'soft revolution' in Iran:

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) received presidential approval for a covert operation in Iran aimed at destabilizing the Islamic Republic by "non-lethal" means


Bush sanctions 'black ops' against Iran :

Under the plan, pressure will be brought to bear on the Iranian economy by manipulating the country's currency and international financial transactions.


70pc of Iran oil income in non-US dollar :

Iran, embroiled in a row with Washington over its nuclear programme, has increased the amount of its oil export earnings in currencies other than US dollars to about 70 per cent, an Iranian official said yesterday.


Iran says it has uncovered U.S. spy networks:

Iran said Saturday it has uncovered spy rings organized by the United States and its Western allies, claiming on state-run television that the espionage networks were made up of "infiltrating elements from the Iraqi occupiers


Fact or fiction?:

U.S. disbands unit created to pressure Iran and Syria: :

The Bush administration has dismantled a special committee that was established last year to coordinate aggressive actions against Iran and Syria, according to State Department officials.


A must listen audio interview with Scott Ritter: MP3:

Scott Ritter, discusses the irrationality of Bush's Iraq policy, the Democrats betrayal of the Antiwar Left, Mitt Romney's fit over ABC News' reporting Cheney's leak of the finding authorizing CIA action against Iran, the pretext of Iran's nuclear program as the excuse to bomb them


Israeli Bomb's Kill 5 In occupied Gaza:

Israel bombed a series of "Hamas facilities" in Gaza on Saturday, killing at least five Palestinians and wounding six, and arrested another Palestinian cabinet minister, Wasfi Kabaha, a member of Hamas, at his home in the occupied West Bank.


Israeli killed in Palestinian rocket attack:

A Hamas rocket attack from Gaza killed a man in Israel on Sunday and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged unlimited military action against the militant group, saying "no one involved in terror" would be immune


Gen. Dayton admits US is helping Fatah:

Congress recently allowed $59 million to be used to further Dayton's efforts at training the presidential guard of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah.


Fatah's armed wing claims responsibility for attack near Jerusalem :

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, armed wing of Fatah of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, claimed responsibility on Saturday night for an earlier attack on Israeli troops in east Jerusalem.


Secret memo shows Israel knew Six Day War was illegal :

The declaration by Theodor Meron, the Israeli Foreign Ministry's legal adviser at the time and today one of the world's leading international jurists, is a serious blow to Israel's persistent argument that the settlements do not violate international law, particularly as Israel prepares to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the war in June 1967.


'Massacre' at Lebanon refugee camp :

Saad Touhan angrily holds out a piece of bloodied shrapnel. It passed through the stomach of her teenage daughter Manal, and wounded her in the hand as well.


UN pleads for civilians trapped by Lebanon camp siege:

The United Nations pleaded for the welfare of thousands of civilians trapped by the Lebanese army's siege of Islamist militants holed up in a refugee camp as the few hundred who escaped on Saturday told harrowing tales.


US sends more arms to Lebanon; militants issue warning ;

The militant Fatah Al Islam group, which has vowed to fight to the death, said in a statement the US military supplies included nerve gas and cluster bombs. "If they use unconventional weapons against us, we will respond with unconventional attacks everywhere," said the statement, read by the group's spokesman Abu Salim Taha.


Norway offers emergency relief for Lebanon :

Norway is channelling 2 million Norwegian krone (about 0.33 million U.S. dollars) of emergency relief to Lebanon, focusing on health care issues, according to reports reaching here from Oslo on Saturday.


Sunday: Afghan clash kills 10 militants, 2 policemen :

A clash killed 10 Taliban militants and two Afghan policemen in the southern Kandahar province, a loc

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