By Agence France-Presse
CIA analysis finds no Iranian nuclear weapons
Sun Nov 19, 2006 18:07


CIA analysis finds no Iranian nuclear weapons drive

By Agence France-Presse

A classified draft CIA assessment has found no firm evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, as alleged by the White House, a top US investigative reporter said on Saturday.


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Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? More Than 655,000

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's War 2865

The War in Iraq Costs

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A terrible legacy of hatred and death

By Robert Fisk

This is the hell we have bequeathed to the Arab peoples of Iraq.

Israel Orders Murder of Elected Hamas Politicians

By Uzi Mahnaimi, Tel Aviv

According to Israeli security sources, a decision to assassinate leading Hamas politicians was taken by Olmert and his defence minister, Amir Peretz. Early yesterday Israeli missiles struck Hamas targets in Gaza, including a charity run by the group.

The Next Act

Is a damaged Administration less likely to attack Iran, or more?

By Seymour M. Hersh

The United States does not want to go into Iran, but, if Israel feels more and more cornered, there may be no other choice.”

Glenn Beck Interviews Benjamin Netanyahu

War Pimp Alert: 5 Minute Video

U.S. & Israeli Propaganda Manufacturing Consent For War With Iran.

Rep. Rangel Will Seek to Reinstate Draft


Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 if the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way.

Plea deals pile up in Iraq murder cases

Experts surprised that military has agreed to lighter sentences

By The Associated Press

“They killed a 52-year-old crippled man in cold blood,” Lt. Col. John Baker, a prosecutor, said during a recent hearing. “They killed a retired police officer with 11 children and four grandchildren.

United States Rides Weapons Bonanza Wave

By Frida Berrigan

War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the world's weapons manufacturers. This year, military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993.

Why We Fight

A Must Watch Film By Eugene Jarecki

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.

At least 59 killed (Sunday) as U.S. occupation grinds on:

A total of 11 bodies were brought to Baquba hospital, the victims of assassinations and executions in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad

At least 37 killed (Saturday) in another bloody day of U.S. occupation:

Police found 20 bodies in different areas of western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

Bomb kills 20 people in an Iraqi city :

A suicide bomber in a minivan killed 20 people and wounded 46 after detonating the explosives near a crowd of day laborers in a southern Iraqi city, police said.

Major battle in Iraq's Baqouba kills 18:

Iraqi resistance and American forces fought Sunni insurgents in an hours-long street battle Saturday in the increasingly violent city of Baqouba

Allawi shapes up as Iraq's iron man:

A FORMER Iraqi prime minister who is tipped to return as a “strongman” leader if Baghdad’s faltering government falls has challenged the American-led coalition’s objective of creating a western-style democracy even though the country is in turmoil.,,2089-2460035,00.html

Kissinger: Iraq Military Win Impossible :

Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.,,-6226157,00.html

General: Cut Iraq strength by one-third:

The U.S. would have to slash combat forces in Iraq to 10 brigades by Christmas to keep the Army from breaking, said retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey.

Intervention in Iraq 'pretty much of a disaster' admits Blair,:

Tony Blair conceded last night that western intervention in Iraq had been a disaster. In an interview with Al-Jazeera, the Arabic TV station, the prime minister agreed with the veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost when he suggested that intervention had "so far been pretty much of a disaster".,,1951267,00.html

In case you missed it:

Blair planned Iraq war from start:

INSIDE Downing Street Tony Blair had gathered some of his senior ministers and advisers for a pivotal meeting in the build-up to the Iraq war. It was 9am on July 23, 2002, eight months before the invasion began and long before the public was told war was inevitable.

Congress to probe UK's claims on Iraq uranium :

British intelligence reports on Saddam Hussein's alleged efforts to buy uranium ore from Niger will be at the centre of new American investigations into the Iraq war by the newly elected Democrat-run Congress.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi : Bringing the War to an End is my Highest Priority as Speaker:

I told my colleagues yesterday that the biggest ethical issue facing our country for the past three and a half years is the war in Iraq.

In case you mised it:

"An American Killing Field":

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, speaks of the reality of life in Iraq under U.S. occupation. 6 Minute Video:

War pimp alert:

Islamic militancy could yield world war-US general:

The top U.S. general in the Middle East said on Friday that if the world does not find a way to stem the rise of Islamic militancy, it will face a third world war.

Israeli aircraft strikes Gaza :

Hospital officials said an elderly passerby aged over 70 died of his wounds after being hit in the strike.,,1951740,00.html

Israeli attack kill two in occupied Gaza:

Israeli occupation forces in the northern Gaza Strip shot dead two Palestinians and wounded three others, medical sources saids. Said Hahjuj, 20, a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was shot dead in Umm Nasser on Gaza’s northernmost border. Thaer Al Masry, 16, was later shot dead in the same village, medical sources said.

Amira Hass : 25-year-old Palestinian shot for protesting IDF's treatment of women :

A critically wounded Palestinian youth is hospitalized at Beilinson, allegedly after Israeli soldiers shot at him for protesting their treatment of women.

Palestinians block Israeli air raid :

The Israeli military abandoned a planned air strike on the home of a Palestinian fighter in Gaza after hundreds of Palestinians formed a human shield around the building.

Report: Olmert Orders Murder of Hamas Leaders Here & Abroad :

According to a report in the Sunday Times published in Britain, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered the security establishment to target Hamas leaders in PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous areas and abroad.

UN asks Israel to vacate Gaza: US opposes, EU backs resolution:

The UN General Assembly on Friday voted overwhelmingly to condemn Israel for "indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force" in its military offensive in Gaza which, according to the Palestinian ambassador, threatens to "destroy the entire people."

Gillerman: UN hijacked by evil forces :

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday evening discussed a proposal to establish a "committee to look into the facts" of the Beit Hanoun incident , in which 19 Palestinians were killed.,7340,L-3329422,00.html

Bolton in extraordinary outburst against United Nations:

Bolton was furious over the adoption by the General Assembly of a resolution which said the assembly regretted the deaths of 19 civilians in an attack by the Israeli military in the town of Beit Hanoun last week.

Bolton is Israel's secret weapon, says Gillerman:

After a staunch defence of Israel on Friday night in the UN General Assembly, John Bolton, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, has been described by his Israeli counterpart as, "Israel's secret weapon."

World must take decisive step to stop Israel:

Ahmed bin Abdullah described the Israeli massacre at Beit Hanoun and the continued Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, as war crimes and crimes against humanity adding these crimes would be a mark of disgrace on the face of the world community if it did not take a decisive step.

Hamas spokesman: U.S. policy on group main obstacle to peace :

The Hamas-led Palestinian government said on Saturday that the United States, rather than Hamas, must change its policies if it hopes for peace.

Violence continues in Darfur : BBC Video Report:

Militia violence in Darfur, a region where more than 200,000 people have died in years of conflict, is still occuring.

Leading Russian critic of Putin's regime is poisoned in London:

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into an audacious attempt to murder – using a deadly poison – a leading Russian defector at a restaurant in London.

Kremlin 'was complicit in Chechen murders':

The European Court of Human Rights has found the Kremlin complicit in the murder and abduction of Chechen civilians snatched by Russian troops between 2000 and 2002.

Blair hit by Saudi 'bribery' threat:

SAUDI ARABIA is threatening to suspend diplomatic ties with Britain unless Downing Street intervenes to block an investigation into a 60m “slush fund” allegedly set up for some members of its royal family.,,2087-2459780,00.html

Cuba blasts Swiss banks for cutting off business:

"The actions of these two banks have nothing to do with respect of the law or looking after their banking transactions. It is simply an act of submission to the US, which they don't dare confess," the Cuban bank said.

Chertoff says U.S. threatened by international law:

"International law is being used as a rhetorical weapon against us," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, a former federal appellate judge, said in a speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative policy group.

Gonzales Blasts Surveillance Critics:

Gonzales was the second administration official in two days to attack a federal judge's ruling last August that the program was unconstitutional. Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday called the ruling "an indefensible act of judicial overreaching."

Case against Padilla 'light on facts':

That was the assessment of a federal judge who dropped the most serious conspiracy count. Prosecutors are appealing.

"Al-Qaida Member" Key Padilla Case Source:

Padilla's lawyers argue the evidence should be suppressed because, among other things, Zubaydah and Muhammad may have been tortured and Zubaydah was being treated with medication for gunshot wounds that raises questions about his reliability.

Senate Dems plan overhaul of military tribunals bill :

Several key Senate Democrats are planning to overhaul the newly minted legislation governing military tribunals of detainees.

The Albatross: Why the Democrats Should Cut Loose Lieberman: :

If the Democratic Party were a real opposition party--a party of principle filled with fighters--I'd say maintaining control of the Senate, even with by a margin of a single, fragile vote, would be important and valuable.

Republicans plot to bring down Pelosi ... and Clinton with her:

New Speaker's embarrassing week has made it easier for her opponents to attack

Rubin, Volcker Say Investors May Avoid Buying Dollars :

Robert E. Rubin, Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said foreign investors probably won't keep increasing dollar holdings, raising the risk of a slump in the currency.

Cracked it!:

Three million Britons have been issued with the new hi-tech passport, designed to frustrate terrorists and fraudsters. So why did Steve Boggan and a friendly computer expert find it so easy to break the security codes?,,1950226,00.html

Prescription for high costs: Let U.S. negotiate drug prices :

American seniors pay far more for brand-name prescription drugs than their peers in Denmark, Canada or France. Why?,CST-EDT-edits17a.article

Paul Craig Roberts: Milton Friedman In Memoriam:

Early in the morning of November 16, 2006, at the age of 94, Milton Friedman passed away. Friedman was the great economist of our time who more than anyone saved the economics profession from dogma.


Peace & Joy
Tom Feeley
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