ICH: 'Blow up my city and I'll blow up yours'Tue Jul 18, 2006 18:10
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Subject: ICH: 'Blow up my city and I'll blow up yours'
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 22:50:18 +0200
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Don't be deceived when they tell you things are better now. Even if there's no poverty to be seen because the poverty's been hidden. Even if you ever got more wages and could afford to buy more of these new and useless goods which industries foist on you and even if it seems to you that you never had so much, that is only the slogan of those who still have much more than you. Don't be taken in when they paternally pat you on the shoulder and say that there's no inequality worth speaking of and no more reason to fight because if you believe them they will be completely in charge in their marble homes and granite banks from which they rob the people of the world under the pretence of bringing them culture. Watch out, for as soon as it pleases them they'll send you out to protect their gold in wars whose weapons, rapidly developed by servile scientists, will become more and more deadly until they can with a flick of the finger tear a million of you to pieces: Jean Paul Marat
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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? As Many As 250,000
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's War 2553
The War in Iraq Costs
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Israel kills another 42 Lebanese civilians
By Juan Cole
There may be an element of ethnic cleansing in Israeli tactics.
Lebanon civilian deaths morally not same as terror victims -- Bolton
By Agence France Presse
US Ambassador John Bolton said there was no moral equivalence between the civilian casualties from the Israeli raids in Lebanon and those killed in Israel from "malicious terrorist acts".
City mourns air strike dead
By Clancy Chassay in Tyre
Whatever the Israelis' intended target, the bomb fell on a small water canal next to the Qasmia refugee camp, home to about 500 Palestinians. Its victims were 11 children taking an afternoon swim in the canal.
Leviathan run amok
By Pepe Escobar
The perception in the Arab street - as well as for most of the world's 1.4 billion Muslims - has been reinforced: the US/Israel axis seems to hold a license to kill Arabs with impunity.
"The Insane Brutality of the State of Israel"
Atrocities in the Promised Land
By Kathleen Christison
It needs to be said now, loudly: those who devise and carry out Israeli policies have made Israel into a monster, and it has come time for all of us -- all Israelis, all Jews who allow Israel to speak for them, all Americans who do nothing to end U.S. support for Israel and its murderous policies -- to recognize that we stain ourselves morally by continuing to sit by while Israel carries out its atrocities against the Palestinians.
Fmr. Director of the CIA calls for U.S. attack on Syria
2 Minute Video
"I think the last thing we want to do now is to start talking about ceasefires"
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'Blow up my city and I'll blow up yours'
By Robert Fisk in Kfar Chim Lebanon
We pant like dogs as we run for the vast palace in which the Lebanese Prime Minister holds court and where the men from the United Nations have arrived to bring us Peace in Our Time.
Uncensored Video - News Reports From Across The Middle East
Nassrallah: Hezbollah Missiles Can Strike Beyond Haifa - LBC TV, Lebanon
This video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war and should only be viewed by a mature audience Click here to watch.
One Giant Gaza Strip from the Caspian to the Red Sea
By Mike Whitney
Israel’s rationale is merely an apology for state terrorism and it’s utterly meaningless in respect to the enormous damage they’ve caused.
Israel's path to total war
By Kaveh L Afrasiabi
Despite dire warnings by certain US politicians, such as Senator John Warner, the Bush administration has failed to call on Israel to halt its offensive, opting instead to focus on Syria and Iran - reminding one of the Vietnam War when Moscow or Peking (Beijing) were often blamed for the efforts of the North Vietnamese.
Writing with their children’s blood.
By Sam Bahour
Israel’s disregard for the rule of law, let alone the well-being of its own captured soldiers, coupled with the US’s blind and public support of every Israeli violation of UN resolutions and acts of aggression is the foundation that was poured to allow for Israel’s current rampage.
Nearly 6,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed In May, June as U.S. occupation continues:
The report by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, which was released today, said most of the victims were killed in Baghdad.
200 dead, wounded in south Baghdad car explosion, Maliki vows justice:
Death toll of the car explosion that occurred earlier Tuesday in the southern Iraqi city of Al-Kufa rose to 135 while the number of wounded mounted to 65, Iraqi Police sources said.
Another 14 bodies found outside Iraq massacre town:
Iraqi authorities have discovered 14 bodies south of Baghdad near the town of Mahmudiyah, where 48 civilians were massacred at a market earlier this week.
Roadside bomb kills another nine Iraqis north of Baghdad:
A roadside bomb Tuesday killed nine Iraqis, including six policemen, at Howeija, 250 kilometres north of Baghdad, a police source said.
Two U.S. soldiers killed in attacks in Iraq :
Two U.S. soldiers were killed in two attacks in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Tuesday
Lebanon: Another 15 killed from air strikes in Beirut:
According to Lebanese military sources, 15 people were killed, among them 11 soldiers, and another 65 were injured following an Israeli air force attack near Beirut.
World Health Organization: Lebanese Residents Displaced by Israeli Bombardment Expected to Top 900,000:
We go to Beirut to get a report from Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid of the Washington Post.
'It is madness. Why is no one doing anything to stop this?':
A humanitarian disaster is unfolding in southern Lebanon where the Israeli war machine, determined to destroy Hezbollah once and for all, has been pounding the scruffy villages that dot these stony hills and valleys.
Israeli airstrike destroys medical truck :
A truck carrying United Arab Emirates medical aid for Lebanon was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike today, an Emirates official said.
Jonathan Cook: Notes from northern Israel:
This is all part of Israel’s claim that it is fighting George Bush’s “war on terror”. Predictably, the BBC obliged by regurgitating this piece of racist nonsense.
Patrick J. Buchanan: Where are the Christians?:
Israel's rampage against a defenseless Lebanon – smashing airport runways, fuel tanks, power plants, gas stations, lighthouses, bridges, roads and the occasional refugee convoy – has exposed Bush's folly in subcontracting U.S. policy out to Tel Aviv, thus making Israel the custodian of our reputation and interests in the Middle East.
Israeli children sign their missiles ‘with love’ :
Never have I witnessed such an appalling display of utter contempt for human life. And they're not even ashamed to beam it across the globe, for all the world to see.
Photos of War taken by Lebanese People:
Blaming The Victim In Gaza:
Few readers will be aware that on June 24, the day before the "kidnapping", Israeli commandos had entered the Gaza Strip and captured two Palestinians claimed by Israel to be members of Hamas.
Michael Lerner: Middle East Violence: Neocons' Fantasy:
The champions of American global empire are using the latest upsurge of violence in the Middle East to give new life to their discredited plan to extend the war in Iraq to Syria and Iran. The neo-con Weekly Standard has taken the lead in its July 24th cover issue, proclaiming that the current violence is "Iran's Proxy War" against the West.
Interview: Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad on U.S. Foreign Policy, the Resistance in Iraq, Syrian-Lebanese Relations:
An interview with Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad. Audio and transcript
War pimp alert:
Blair: Iran and Syria must stop Middle East crisis :
"Hizbullah is supported by Iran and Syria, by the former in weapons, weapons incidentally very similar if not identical to those used against British troops in Basra, [and] by the latter in many different ways and by both financially," he told MPs.
War pimp alert: Iran's
Hizbollah says ready to attack US, Israel:
If America wants to ignite World War Three ... we welcome it," he said.
War pimp alert:
Israel in its best position to mount air strike on Iran :
Israel is in the best position militarily in its history to mount air strikes against Iran, after a decade of buying U.S.-produced long-range aircraft, penetrating bombs and aerial refueling tankers.
In case you missed it:
Lebanon exposes Mossad network:
Lebanese authorities have broken up an Israeli spy ring whose members have claimed responsibility for a string of killings of leading Hezbollah and Palestinian militants since 1999.
Nine rebels killed; Taliban captures southern Afghan district:
Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday that militants captured a southern district after 16 days of heavy fighting as a battle in the southern province of Uruzgan killed at least nine suspected Taliban fighters.
Suicide bomber kills 3 in Afghanistan :
A suicide bomber kills three people in an Afghan government compound in the southern province of Helmand.
One coalition soldier killed, 11 wounded in S. Afghanistan :
One coalition soldier was killed and 11 others injured during a fierce battle against Taliban militants in the southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, coalition forces said in a press release on Tuesday.
Taliban seize control of two towns in chaotic province:
A local official said Taliban forces were now ``moving freely'' around the Garmser and the surrounding district.
Rupert Cornwell: A telling insight into the one-sided relationship with Bush :
The live microphone exchanges captured yesterday between George Bush and Tony Blair offer a snapshot between an articulate but ultimately subordinate Prime Minister and the verbally stumbling President.
Terror survey has frightening outlook:
Some 84 percent of the analysts disagreed with President George W. Bush's assessment that the United States was winning the war on terror.
The Ugly Truth: Our President is an Imbecile:
You don't have to be an intellectual to see how painfully stupid our president is.
U.S. is called unhelpful in probe of abduction:
Germany said Sunday that the U.S. has refused to help probe the alleged CIA abduction of a German citizen.
Gonzales: Bush blocked eavesdropping probe:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that President Bush personally blocked Justice Department lawyers from pursuing an internal probe of the warrantless eavesdropping program that monitors Americans' international calls and e-mails when terrorism is suspected.
Bob Herbert: The Definition of Tyranny :
Congress is dithering and the American public doesn't even seem particularly concerned as the administration of George W. Bush systematically trashes such fundamental American values a
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