My Story
Thu Aug 30, 2007 17:19
 

 
My Story

By Army National Guard Spc. Eleonai "Eli" Israel

Two months ago, I took a stand that changed my life forever. As a Soldier, a JVB Protective Service Agent, and a Sniper with the Army who had been in Iraq for a year (running over 250 combat missions), I refused to continue to be a part of the occupation. I regret nothing. This is my story.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18279.htm

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Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3735
http://icasualties.org/oif/

Cost of U.S. War and Occupation of Iraq
$447,304,180,745

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

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Liberals, Bush Unite in Ethnic Cleansing of Iraq

By Chris Floyd

It is now obvious that one impetus behind the "surge" was to accelerate the "ethnic cleansing" of Iraq. Given the manifest failure to establish a strong central

government to serve as a client state, the conquerors now find it easier to deal with separate ethnic enclaves, which can police themselves, shake out their own

internal conflicts (however bloodily) and thus establish some kind of solid leadership that can cut deals and guarantee investments.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18278.htm

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US-Allawi Coup May Be On Its Way

By Arianna Huffington

As we all await the Petraeus Report on the state of the surge, we may also need to be anticipating the Allawi Coup.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18277.htm

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Empire or Freedom?

By Jacob G. Hornberger

The 9/11 attacks brought to the surface a dilemma that everyone, especially libertarians, must now confront: whether to choose a pro-empire, pro-intervention foreign policy or a free society.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18276.htm

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My Story

By Army National Guard Spc. Eleonai "Eli" Israel

Two months ago, I took a stand that changed my life forever. As a Soldier, a JVB Protective Service Agent, and a Sniper with the Army who had been in Iraq for a year (running over 250 combat missions), I refused to continue to be a part of the occupation. I regret nothing. This is my story.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18279.htm

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History Will Not Absolve Us

By Nat Hentoff

Leaked Red Cross report sets up Bush team for international war-crimes trial.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18280.htm

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Iraq: At least 25 killed in another bloody day of U.S. occupation:

Joint U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 16 "gunmen" and arrested 11 suspects in Baquba.
http://www.antiwar.com/updates/?articleid=11528

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I won't resign: Iraqi leader lashes out at critics:

Prime minister rebuts U.S. senators, French official; says U.S. troop surge is not responsible for improved security
http://www.contracostatimes.com/nationandworld/ci_6748376

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Dahr Jamail: Propaganda about the surge : Audio:

MP3: Dahr Jamail, unembedded independent journalist, discusses the absolute humanitarian catastrophe that the U.S. has created in Iraq, the fact that all the propaganda about the surge is "working," is a bunch of lies, Dahr measures the fate of Nouri al-Malaki's government in the face of the proposed Allawi coup.
http://dissentradio.com/charles/2007-08-22dahrjamail.mp3

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U.S. report finds Iraq failing on goals:

The White House on Thursday played down a congressional report showing Iraq had achieved few of the political and security goals set by Washington, saying the standards were too high to meet.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N30248200.htm

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Active-duty US troops become outspoken critics of Iraq war :

A recent op-ed about the war in Iraq charged that upbeat official reports amount to "misleading rhetoric." It said the "most important front in the counterinsurgency [had] failed most miserably." And it warned against pursuing "incompatible policies to absurd ends."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20070829/ts_csm/aspeakout

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Iraq says making progress ahead of key reports:

Iraq's foreign minister said on Thursday the government had made progress in responding to U.S. goals for improved security and political reconciliation ahead of key reports soon to be delivered to the U.S. Congress.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L30476900.htm

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Pentagon probes missing weapons, contract fraud:

The Pentagon's independent watchdog has launched a probe into the military's inability to account for weapons in Iraq after reports that Kurdish militants were using U.S. arms to attack Turkey, the Defense Department said on Wednesday.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N29348754.htm

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US court hearing set for accused Iraq massacre leader:

A U.S. Marine accused of leading troops who Iraqi witnesses say massacred 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha will appear on Thursday for proceedings to determine if he should face court-martial.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N29375475.htm

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al-Qaida: We Killed U.S. 'Official':

The Islamic State of Iraq claimed the killing of an embassy "official" it identified as Zaher Abdel Mohsin Abdel-Saheb took placeSaturday as revenge for "the Muslim women who are still captives in the prisons of Shiites and crusaders."
http://www.620ktar.com/?nid=46&sid=580185

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Cindy Sheehan's Political Ambitions :

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan's plan to challenge Representative Nancy Pelosi for her Congressional seat in November 2008 has elicited cries of praise and dismay across the progressive political spectrum.
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070910/kvh_sheehan

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Nuclear agency calls Iranian cooperation of its investigation significant :

The assessment is expected to make it more difficult for the United States to rally support for a new round of sanctions against Tehran.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070830-0842-nuclear-iran.html

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US Downplays IAEA Report On Iran Nuclear Cooperation :

The U.S. downplayed the importance of an International Atomic Energy Agency report Thursday that detailed significant progress from Iran with its nuclear probe.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bi

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Iran warns against new UN sanctions :

A senior Iranian envoy has warned the US and its allies against pushing for new UN Security Council sanctions against hiscountry, suggesting Tehran could retaliate by ending its co-operation with UN inspectors probing its nuclear programme.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bk

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A hidden menace in Bush's words on Iran :

The George W Bush administration has seemingly taken advantage of the Congressional recess to escalate tensions with Iran.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IH31Ak01.html

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NATO occupation force soldier, Afghan interpreter killed :

A soldier with the NATO-led military force in Afghanistan and an Afghan interpreter were killed Thursday while on patrol in the insurgency-hit south of the country, NATO said, cited by AFP
http://www.focus-fen.net/?id=n120736

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Wanted Taliban leader killed in raid:

Afghan ministry: A wanted Taliban insurgent leader in Afghanistan, Mullah Brother, was killed on Thursday in a U.S.-led raid in the southern province of Helmand, the Afghan Defence Ministry said, citing ground commanders.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bl

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We'll follow Dutch out of Afghanistan, says Nelson:

AUSTRALIA would most likely follow should Dutch troops withdraw from southern Afghanistan, Defence Minister Brendan Nelson says.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bm

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Taliban kidnap over 100 soldiers in Pakistans Waziristan region :

Taliban militants Thursday kidnapped more than 100 soldiers in Pakistans restive South Waziristan tribal agency, bordering Afghanistan, forty-eight hours after tribal elders secured the release earlier of 15 kidnapped soldiers after extensive negotiations.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bo

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Two Lebanese soldiers killed in N camp battle :

Two Lebanese soldiers were killed Thursday during the battles with Islamist militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon as the military helicopters staged seven air raids on the militants' locations.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/31/content_6635266.htm

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Wives of Islamic militants, evacuated, tell families of hardships at besieged camp:

The two women are living in this southern Lebanese Palestinian refugee camp, where their stories, recounted by their families, shed a bit of light on the confusion surrounding the militant group since the siege began.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bp

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'No elections if Hamas will win':

In a radical departure from the position he has held since Hamas took over Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas now maintains that legislative and presidential elections should not be held until the West Bank and Gaza are reunited under a single leadership.
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/860/re5.htm

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Palestinian economy ever further shackled to Israel: :

The economy of the Palestinian territories is increasingly tied to Israel as poverty, violence and occupation restrict the prospects for independent growth, a United Nations report said on Thursday.
http://snipurl.com/1q5br

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Dark side of Jewish dream:

Last month Israel's parliament overwhelmingly endorsed the first stage of a bill which would formally allow the JNF to continue its established practice of barring non-Jews from leasing land and housing held in its name - 13 per cent of the area of Israel, much of it now prime real estate.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bt

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The colonial mistake:

Mixing religion and politics was a colonial scheme that is now haunting the West
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/860/op11.htm

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8 months on, Somalia's government cannot tame occupied Mogadishu:

The killings in Mogadishu, Somalia's bloodstained capital, are not going away. Nearly every day, the city endures street battles, roadside bombs, showers of bullets.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bv

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Protest violence spreads in Chilean capital, 750 arrested :

The protest was called by Chile's largest labor federation to demand better conditions for workers frustrated that they haven't received a greater share of the nation's economic boom.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bw

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Mourners die as fever grips Congo:

More than 100 people have died in a remote part of Congo, including all those who attended the funerals of two village chiefs, in what health officials fear is an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever.
http://snipurl.com/1q5bx

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China 'must clarify' arms spending :

China must be more transparent about its soaring military budget to ease conerns about Beijing's military intentions, Japan's defence minister has said.

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Let Us Work Towards Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
emailtom@cox.net

 

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