t r u t h o u t | 11.17
Reviewed: Peter Lance's 9/11 Masterpiece
Fri Nov 17, 2006 17:20

t r u t h o u t | 11.17

Jason Leopold | Reviewed: Peter Lance's 9/11 Masterpiece
Jason Leopold writes, "In his forthcoming book, 'Triple Cross,' Peter Lance - a bestselling author of two previous insider accounts on the so-called war on terror, the FBI's handling of 9/11, and Islamic terrorists - has crafted yet another masterful narrative, this time turning a critical eye on the FBI and the wide-ranging intelligence failures within the agency that led up to the tragic day that has been seared in our memories for five long years."

AP Gets Shocking New Report on Gitmo
The US military called no witnesses, withheld evidence from detainees, and usually reached a decision within a day as it determined that hundreds of men detained at Guantanamo Bay were "enemy combatants," according to a new report. "These were not hearings. These were shams," said Mark Denbeaux, an attorney and Seton Hall University law professor who along with his son, Joshua, is the author of the report.

Bill Quigley | Prison for Anti-Nuke Clowns, US WMDs Protected
"While these men serve their time in prison, one hundred fifty weapons of mass destruction sit peacefully free and protected in the fields of North Dakota. The law protects these weapons and finds those who try to protect the world from their holocaust criminals. If the weapons are ever used, the people of North Dakota will not need the news to tell them. The thunderous, fiery launch of these weapons will signal the failure of justice and the end of life as we know it," writes Bill Quigley.

Bush's India-US Nuclear Deal Seen as "Horrible Mistake"
Democratic senator Byron Dorgan called the agreement "a horrible mistake" that "provides a green light" for India to produce more nuclear weapons. "I believe one day we will look back at this with great regret," he said. During debate Thursday, supporters beat back changes they said would have killed the proposal by making it unacceptable to India. Critics said the changes were necessary to guard against nuclear proliferation.

Four American Contractors Held Hostage in Iraq
Four American security contractors and their Austrian co-worker were being held hostage Friday after their convoy was hijacked in southern Iraq.

A.K. Gupta | Grand Theft Pentagon
A.K. Gupta writes: "It just goes to show how pathetic the media are that anyone believed even for a moment that Bush and the Republicans were interested in bipartisanship. Bush's push to keep John Bolton as US ambassador to the UN indicates how determined the White House is to continue the pursuit of its ideological agenda. While the mainstream media has picked up on this, few if any have noticed how the Bush administration is trying to trap the incoming Democratic majority with its absurd funding request for the war on terror."

Bush Pick for Family-Planning Post Is Criticized
The Bush administration has appointed a new chief of family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who worked at a Christian pregnancy-counseling organization that regards the distribution of contraceptives as "demeaning to women."

Iran, Living in the Mullahs' Shadow
Who really holds power in the Islamic republic? Can a young woman rally driver smoke from a hookah if she's not accompanied by a man? How did Iranian Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah? What must one avoid if one makes movies in Tehran? Why was the newspaper Sharg closed? How to explain that after twenty-seven years of the mullahs being in power, most young people are secular? To these and many other questions, Sara Daniel supplies sometimes surprising answers ...

VIDEO | Project Censored: Media Accountability Conference
Truthout Report
For the past 27 years, Project Censored, a program based at Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, California, has compiled a list of the top 25 underreported stories from around the country. This year's list, arranged and reviewed by approximately 200 students and faculty, again contains stories that, for whatever reason, were deemed unfit for American eyes by the mainstream media. We disagree.


Charge Rumsfeld with War Crimes
Charge Rumsfeld with War Crimes The Center for Constitutional Rights has just filed a criminal complaint against Donald Rumsfeld. The Bush Administration has


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