Tuesday, September 05, 2006


9/11 Truth Activists - Thank Yourselves For This TIME Magazine Cover   Message List  

It has officially happened. After five long years, the topic of 9/11 truth has grown so large that it finally made the front cover of TIME Magazine.  When the mainstream media realizes that news harmful to the Empire can no longer be ignored?  It must now do its real job and work full-time in order to showcase, spin, and thoroughly marginalize the issue. 
The same thing just recently occurred with Uranium Weapons (mis-named Depleted Uranium or DU) as it was recently featured by the Associated Press. The slanted, only partial-truth media coverage of the use of these radioactive Uranium Weapons that are causing devastating health effects on our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq is but another example of how the media tries to do "damage control" on these subjects that are dangerous to the Empire - as they have become "hot" topics (pardon the expression) out in everyday, normal conversation.  Banking on the fact that most Americans do not get their news from alternative media, people are thus likely to continue to believe the governments' and mainstream media' reporters',  newscasters', and movie-makers' versions of these stories.  Or, so hope the domestic evil-doers in power.
The TIME article must be read and studied as a stunning example of how the propaganda spin machine works to marginalize truth that can be devastating to the Empire. It is apparent after reading this piece that writers simply do not make it through the doors of TIME and other major media venues without the requisite obedience to the DC power holders inside the Beltway.  This particular TIME writer fully cooperates with the keepers of the 9/11 "official story" by delving into the psychology of why 9/11 truth activists make the claims they do in order to hold onto such "comforting" concepts such as a "malevolent controlling force orchestrating global events".
Talk about a bass ackwards explanation of why 9/11 truth activists do what we do!  Just go ahead and ask any person who has woken up to the fact that 9/11 is an inside job if s/he has been "comforted" by this research and see what kind of look you get.  From someone who has spoken to countless numbers who have woken up to 9/11 truth, I know with great certainty that had he bothered to actually ask? This TIME reporter would have gotten any word other than "comfort" as a description of what actually happens to the psyche of the awakened! 
If Grossman had done his homework, instead of using the word "comforting" to describe the reality of the truth behind 9/11, he would have chosen a word such as shock, outrage, horror, nauseating disgust - and that's just for starters!  It is apparent that such a condescending approach and ungrounded statement was made by someone who had clearly not spoken with many who had experienced the devastating horror of learning that 9/11 was an inside job, as well as one who was fully cognizant that he would be receiving a tidy reward commensurate with his obedience to the official lie-keepers.
As Lev Grossman writes: "People who believe the second explanation live in a very different world from those who believe the first....This is not a fringe phenomenon. It is a mainstream political reality."  On that point, Grossman's absolutely right.  Our worlds are indeed different - forever changed - once we discover the horrible truths behind these lies.  And articles like this that re-iterate the many lies told to us by our government and the 9/11 Commission only serve to make us learn the actual facts that disprove the "official story" a little bit better - and spread them out just a little bit wider.
So to all those who know the official 9/11 story is a lie and have spread these truths far and wide? Let's give credit where credit is due.  If we had not been doing what we do, the necessity of TIME doing such a necessary spin piece would never have become a reality!  Certainly no thanks to the mainstream media, it is because of the efforts of ordinary people who know the truth and who do not keep it to ourselves that the likes of TIME and FOX News now have no choice but to be forced to continue to de-bunk 9/11 "conspiracy" theories.
The more effective that we are, the more the media and the talking puppet heads in power will have to spin!  And the more often they bring up the so-called 9/11 "conspiracy" stories?  The more the still un-knowing will become curious upon hearing these intriguing things and then start to do the research for themselves... just like all of us, the previously un-knowing, did at one point in time for ourselves.
Make no mistake about this. The truth - about the mass murder of 2,800 five years ago - has now hit the proverbial fan and can no longer be ignored. And, just like a genie's bottle, once it has been opened?  The entire issue of 9/11 lies has escaped right out of the bottle and can never again be put back in.  The so-called "conspiracy" theories around 9/11 have been released forevermore. And thanks to the efforts of 9/11 truth tellers everywhere?  As these articles receive more and more press, the questions and doubts concerning what Americans were told about that day will only continue to grow.
Cathy Garger
With thanks to Richard Curtis of Davidraygriffin Yahoo group for this article.
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Why The 9/11 Conspiracies Won't Go Away

Turns out, we need grand theories to make sense of grand events, or the world just seems too random
Posted Sunday, Sep. 3, 2006

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The 9/11 Credibility Gap (Interview with D R Griffin)

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The 9/11 Credibility Gap

Why we still don't know what really happened. Interview With David Ray Griffin By Abigail Lewis

Confessions of a Controlled Demolition Convert

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Documentaries / Conspiracies :: National Security Strategy (Thomas P.M.

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Documentaries / Conspiracies :: National Security Strategy (Thomas P.M. Barnett)

Author: red_gonzo
Subject: National Security Strategy (Thomas P.M. Barnett)
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:14 am (GMT -5)

This is Thomas P.M. Barnett's informative video lecture National Security Strategy where he gives a presentation on national security strategy and military transformation to officers and analysts at the National Defense University in Washington on 18th August 2006. He talks about the changing nature of warfare in the post-Cold War era, the impact of globalization on security threats and potential responses, future military force structures and strategies, as well as current threats from various regions of the world. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. Thomas P.M. Barnett was a senior strategic researcher at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and a former strategist in the Pentagon's Office of Force Transformation. He was also the author of The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century and Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating. Find out how American forces are simply the best when it comes to war but are uncapable of handling peace. 80 min. long. A must see for everyone. Note: First 10 min. are missing but the rest is there.

Barnett-Thomas.P.M.-National.Security.Strategy.08-18-2006-partial.wmv (168.9 MB)

Also see his other lectures:
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Articles :: Reply To A 9/11 Skeptic

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Author: Wokeman
Subject: Reply To A 9/11 Skeptic
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:41 am (GMT 1)

Nila Sagadevan tells of a hardcore skeptic who absolutely refuses to believe that 9/11 was a hoax despite his reading books on the subject and watching DVDs. According to Nila this skeptic wrote:

Please do a simple mind calculation and estimate how many people would be involved with all aspects of the 9/11 scheme as you describe it. Now calculate what percentage of those people are NOT in the Federal Gov't (a wild assumption that the Feds CAN keep a secret). Then do something that you can't learn in a physics class. Be honest with yourself in regard to whether all of those people could live in silence about what they (or those that they know) had done?
In reply we can say, firstly, if this person thinks of himself as a skeptic, why does he accept the official story with all its holes and total lack of supporting evidence?

Secondly we can question his request for "a simple mind calculation". There is almost no calculation involving 9/11 that is simple, so our skeptic asks for what is impossible, and is merely urging agreement with his own (unsupported) view.

Thirdly we can reply that the higher-ups in the conspiracy (such as Cheney and Rumsfeld), and some at a lower level, certainly have a motive to keep silent, since they are well-known to the public, and have their careers, their reputations and their necks at stake.

So the skeptic is really positing a number of unknown auxilliary figures, perhaps hundreds, all potential whistle-blowers like Sibel Edmonds. But (fourthly) this is mere supposition, and the number of operatives involved may well have been much less than a hundred. Professor A. K. Dewdney gives an estimate for the minimum as 36 — see http://www.serendipity.li/wot/operation_pearl.htm.

And the Finnish military expert who published the report providing evidence that small H-bombs were used in the WTC demolitions, estimates that thirty men were needed to install the cutting charges in the twin towers — see http://www.saunalahti.fi/wtc2001/soldier1.htm. Of these thirty at least half would not have known what was really going on and could easily be disposed of immediately after (or even before) 9/11, along with other low-level operatives. Those who planned on killing several thousand people in the collapse of the twin towers would certainly think nothing of killing as many low-level operatives as was needed to avoid exposure.

So, apart from the public figures who knew in advance that 9/11 would occur (even if they were not involved in the detailed planning), there may be only 20-30 operatives who remain alive. They are not likely to talk of what could bring them a death sentence if they were ever tried and convicted. And if they are the products of many years of (military or otherwise) training (or mental conditioning, or even mind-control) then it is not surprising that they do not talk.

Also it is erroneous to think of these operatives as, in our skeptic's words, "in the Federal Gov't (a wild assumption that the Feds CAN keep a secret)." Since the 9/11 hoax was crucial to the NWO plan to dominate the world, it is likely that the best and most committed operatives from the secret government were involved, not your ordinary federal employees.

Moreover, perhaps we are mistaken if we think of these operatives as people, capable of feeling guilt or shame as ordinary people are. If they are the products of twenty years of mind-control (their training beginning in the Reagan years) then they are more like zombies.

Or if not zombies then perhaps they are like cult followers, believing in a higher mission, perhaps to save their bloodline or secret society from the catastrophes that are predicted (or are planned) to befall most of the human population of the planet in the coming years.

As David Ray Griffin has remarked recently, we are dealing with demonic evil. Its instruments keep silent because it is in their interest to do so; unless they decide to say something designed to mislead, confuse or deceive.

FW: Articles :: Time Magazine's Oh So Sophisticated Psychological Explanatio

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Author: Annie
Subject: Time Magazine's Oh So Sophisticated Psychological Explanatio
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:27 pm (GMT 1)

This came through from David Ray Griffin today.

In case you haven’t seen yet.

MESSAGE: To hell with the evidence. As long as we have a psychological explanation for why people need conspiracy theories, we can ignore it---as long as we can ignore the fact that the official theory is a conspiracy theory.

But the main thing here is that for such a story to appear in TIME means that, as the writer says, the 9/11 truth movement is no longer “a fringe phenomenon. It is a mainstream political reality.”


Sunday, Sep. 3, 2006
Why The 9/11 Conspiracies Won't Go Away
Turns out, we need grand theories to make sense of grand events, or the world just seems too random

Take a look, if you can stand it, at video footage of the World Trade Center collapsing. Your eye will naturally jump to the top of the screen, where huge fountains of dark debris erupt out of the falling towers. But fight your natural instincts. Look farther down, at the stories that haven't collapsed yet.

In almost every clip you'll see little puffs of dust spurting out from the sides of the towers. There are two competing explanations for these puffs of dust: 1) the force of the collapsing upper floors raised the air pressure in the lower ones so dramatically that it actually blew out the windows. And 2) the towers did not collapse from the impact of two Boeing 767s and the ensuing fires. They were destroyed in a planned, controlled demolition. The dust puffs you see on film are the detonations of explosives planted there before the attacks.

People who believe the second explanation live in a very different world from those who believe the first. In world No. 2, al-Qaeda is not responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center. The U.S. government is. The Pentagon was not hit by a commercial jet; it was hit by a cruise missile. United Flight 93 did not crash after its occupants rushed the cockpit; it was deliberately taken down by a U.S. Air Force fighter. The entire catastrophe was planned and executed by federal officials in order to provide the U.S. with a pretext for going to war in the Middle East and, by extension, as a means of consolidating and extending the power of the Bush Administration.

The population of world No. 2 is larger than you might think. A Scripps-Howard poll of 1,010 adults last month found that 36% of Americans consider it "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that government officials either allowed the attacks to be carried out or carried out the attacks themselves. Thirty-six percent adds up to a lot of people. This is not a fringe phenomenon. It is a mainstream political reality.

Although the 9/11 Truth Movement, as many conspiracy believers refer to their passion, has been largely ignored by the mainstream media, it is flourishing on the Internet. One of the most popular conspiracy videos online is Loose Change, a 90-min. blizzard of statistics, photographs, documents, eyewitness accounts and expert testimony set to a trippy hip-hop backbeat. It's designed to pick apart, point by point, the conventional narrative of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.

For all its amateur production values--it was created by a pair of industrious twentysomethings using a laptop, pizza money and footage scavenged from the Internet--Loose Change is a compelling experience. Take the section about the attack on the Pentagon. As the film points out--and this is a tent-pole issue among 9/11 conspiracists--the crash site doesn't look right. There's not enough damage. The hole smashed in the Pentagon's outer wall was 75 ft. wide, but a Boeing 757 has a 124-ft. wingspan. Why wasn't the hole wider? Why does it look so neat?

Experts will tell you that the hole was punched by the plane's fuselage, not its wings, which sheared off on impact. But then what happened to the wings? And the tail and the engines? Images of the crash site show hardly any of the wreckage you would expect from a building that's been rammed by a commercial jet. The lawn, where the plane supposedly dragged a wing on approach, is practically pristine. The plane supposedly clipped five lampposts on its way in, but the lampposts in question show surprisingly little damage. And could Hani Hanjour, the man supposedly at the controls, have executed the maneuvers that the plane performed? He failed a flight test just weeks before the attack. And Pentagon employees reported smelling cordite after the hit, the kind of high explosive a cruise missile carries.

There's something empowering about just exploring such questions. Loose Change appeals to the viewer's common sense: it tells you to forget the official explanations and the expert testimony, and trust your eyes and your brain instead. It implies that the world can be grasped by laymen without any help or interference from the talking heads. Watching Loose Change, you feel as if you are participating in the great American tradition of self-reliance and nonconformist, antiauthoritarian dissent. You're fighting the power. You're thinking different. (Conspiracists call people who follow the government line "sheeple.") "The goal of the movie was just really to get out there and show that there are alternate stories to what the mainstream media and the government will tell you," says Korey Rowe, 23, who produced the movie. "That 19 hijackers are going to completely bypass security and crash four commercial airliners in a span of two hours, with no interruption from the military forces, in the most guarded airspace in the United States and the world? That to me is a conspiracy theory."

It's also not much of a story line. As a narrative, the official story that the government--echoed by the media--is trying to sell shows an almost embarrassing lack of novelistic flair, whereas the story the conspiracy theorists tell about what happened on Sept. 11 is positively Dan Brownesque in its rich, exciting complexity. Rowe and his collaborator, Dylan Avery, 22, actually started writing Loose Change as a fictional screenplay--"loosely based around us discovering that 9/11 was an inside job," Rowe says--before they became convinced that the evidence of conspiracy was overwhelming. The Administration is certainly playing its part in the drama with admirable zeal. If we went to war to root out fictional weapons of mass destruction, is staging a fictional terrorist attack such a stretch?

But there's a big problem with Loose Change and with most other conspiracy theories. The more you think about them, the more you realize how much they depend on circumstantial evidence, facts without analysis or documentation, quotes taken out of context and the scattered testimony of traumatized eyewitnesses. (For what it's worth, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a fact sheet responding to some of the conspiracy theorists' ideas on its website, www.nist.gov. <http://www.nist.gov.> The theories prompt small, reasonable questions that demand answers that are just too large and unreasonable to swallow. Granted, the Pentagon crash site looks odd in photographs. But if the Pentagon was hit by a cruise missile, then what happened to American Airlines Flight 77? Where did all the real, documented people on it go? Assassinated? Relocated? What about eyewitnesses who saw a plane, not a missile? And what are the chances that an operation of such size--it would surely have involved hundreds of military and civilian personnel--could be carried out without a single leak? Without leaving behind a single piece of evidence hard enough to stand up to scrutiny in a court? People, the feds just aren't that slick. Nobody is.

There are psychological explanations for why conspiracy theories are so seductive. Academics who study them argue that they meet a basic human need: to have the magnitude of any given effect be balanced by the magnitude of the cause behind it. A world in which tiny causes can have huge consequences feels scary and unreliable. Therefore a grand disaster like Sept. 11 needs a grand conspiracy behind it. "We tend to associate major events--a President or princess dying--with major causes," says Patrick Leman, a lecturer in psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, who has conducted studies on conspiracy belief. "If we think big events like a President being assassinated can happen at the hands of a minor individual, that points to the unpredictability and randomness of life and unsettles us." In that sense, the idea that there is a malevolent controlling force orchestrating global events is, in a perverse way, comforting.

You would have thought the age of conspiracy theories might have declined with the rise of digital media. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a private, intimate affair compared with the attack on the World Trade Center, which was witnessed by millions of bystanders and television viewers and documented by hundreds of Zapruders. You would think there was enough footage and enough forensics to get us past the grassy knoll and the magic bullet, to create a consensus reality, a single version of the truth, a single world we can all live in together.

But there is no event so plain and clear that a determined human being can't find ambiguity in it. And as divisive as they are, conspiracy theories are part of the process by which Americans deal with traumatic public events like Sept. 11. Conspiracy theories form around them like scar tissue. In a curious way, they're an American form of national mourning. They'll be with us as long as we fear lone gunmen, and feel the pain of losses like the one we suffered on Sept. 11, and as long as the past, even the immediate past, is ultimately unknowable. That is to say, forever.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing - Edmund Burke.
Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem Americanam appellant - Tacitus Redactus.

Father of 9/11 Victim: 9/11 was an Inside Job

The 9/11 Files
Uncovering What Really Happened on 9/11

Father of 9/11 Victim: 9/11 was an Inside Job

By Ethan

From InfoWars.com

Another 9/11 family member has gone public to rubbish the conspiracy theory that the attacks were planned and executed by nineteen incompetent Arabs with box cutters who were getting drunk in a strip club the night before and barely even made it to the airport on time. Meanwhile, hit pieces against the 9/11 truth movement continue in the lead up to the fifth anniversary of the event.

A familiar emotional shell game on the part of the debunkers is to proclaim that questioning any aspect of 9/11 disgraces the memory of the victims. This tactic is clearly not working anymore especially in light of the fact that Bill Doyle, representative of the largest group of 9/11 family members - says that half now completely distrust the official version of events.

Bob McIlvaine's son Bobby was working for Merrill Lynch in the 103rd floor of the south tower when Flight 175 struck. He was likely one of the unfortunate individuals who obeyed the Port Authority's ridiculous order for workers to stay in the building and not evacuate even after Flight 11 had ploughed into the north tower.

McIlvaine is convinced that the attacks were an inside job orchestrated by elements within the US government.

"Today, there are no ifs or buts in my mind that this was an inside job. The US government orchestrated it with the help of MI6 and Pakistan and Mossad. What they are telling us is bullshit. The hijackers were patsies and Osama bin Laden was set up," McIlvaine told the London Independent .

McIlvaine has since devoted his life to educating others on what really happened on 9/11.

Despite the best efforts of Jewish American Adam Yehiye Gadahn to propagandize the reality of the Al-Qaeda myth, Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of 9/11 and if the recent rash of hit pieces against the 9/11 truth movement are anything to go by, the establishment is stricken with concern.

There were another two major 9/11 semi-debunking pieces over the weekend, one in the San Francisco Chronicle and one in Reuters . Expect a deluge of them for the next two weeks as the five year anniversary comes to pass.

The most incongruous sentence from the Chronicle piece is where CIA involvement in 9/11 is characterized as "the epitome of preposterous beliefs that start with a conclusion and work backward to find evidence."

Wasn't it media talking heads and government officials in the hours after the attacks who were reading off the same script and ascribing blame to Bin Laden with no substantiating evidence? Did they then not present alleged "evidence" to work backward to the already pre-determined conclusion? So-called evidence that is insufficient to federally indict Bin Laden for involvement in 9/11 five years after the attack - despite the fact that it took less than three months to indict him for the 1998 embassy bombings.

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Syrian sanctuary for Iraq’s displaced Christians
Chris Walker
...Iraqi Christians made up around 3% of the population, a prosperous minority numbering 700,000 pre-war and living mainly in Baghdad, a city with more Christians than any other city in the Middle East. Well-educated, it suited Saddam to offer security and public profile, embodied in the person of Tariq Aziz, like Blair, a Roman Catholic (well, nearly). I could look across the Baghdad skyline and see a rich miscellany of Christian churches, embracing A! ssyrian, Armenian, Byzantine, Anglican, Mandeans and Methodist, some of them with a presence since the first century, six centuries before Islam began. Christians sold from their shops the local Perido beer, and had a prominent role in banking, urban planning, science and commerce. I had many Christian friends, and like all Iraqis they were very hospitable. Traumatised by the killing, kidnapping and gangsterism that constitutes life in Iraq since those fine Christian gentlemen, Bush and Blair, liberated their country, 350,000 Iraqi Christians now live as near-penniless refugees, principally in Damascus, Syria, where they have been given safe status. One such refugee, Shamun Daawd, having received death threats, recently said: "Before the war there was no separation between Christian and Muslim. Under Saddam, nobody asked you your religion. We attended each other's religious services and weddings." This confirmed my own experiences in the years I lived there, Iraq's religiou! s freedom and pluralism being explicit and vibrant...

Read the full article / Leggi l'articolo completo: http://www.uruknet.info/?p=26377

Gaza doctors encounter 'unexplained injuries'
Donald Macintyre, Independent
Doctors in Gaza are reporting what they say are unexplained injuries among the dead and wounded in operations by the Israeli military, which have killed more than 200 Palestinians in the past nine weeks. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering whether there is a case for an investigation into the injuries amid suspicions by the medics that the injuries were inflicted by what they claim may have been unidentified "non-convention! al" weapons. Beside especially severe burning "down to the bones", the doctors say that, in other cases, internal organs have been ruptured without any obvious sign of shrapnel wounds...

Read the full article / Leggi l'articolo completo: http://www.uruknet.info/?p=26383

Amid threats and assassinations
U.S. war criminals stage show trial for Saddam Hussein

Sunil Freeman, Socialism and Liberation
...The real reason Hussein and members of his government are on trial and facing execution today is that they dared to stand up to U.S. imperialism. All the rest of the charges are window dressing to deceive public opinion. Anti-war and anti-imperialist activists should expose the hypocrisy of U.S. occupation forces carrying out a trial for "crimes against humanity" while U.S. t! roops and their puppets commit daily rapes, massacres and assassinations against the Iraqi population. The U.S. occupation regime has no right to try Saddam Hussein or any of his co-defendants. They should be released immediately. Real trials for "crimes against humanity" would see Bush administration officials and Pentagon generals in the docks...

Read the full article / Leggi l'articolo completo: http://www.uruknet.info/?p=26374

Sabbah's blog
After Islam, Arab and anyone who criticize Zionist, it’s now the turn of Christ and Christians. To be a good Christian-guy, Foxman (the ADL guy) tells Christians that they should deny part of the historical facts and ripoff some parts of the Bible. In other words, change you faith so you are not labeled anti-Semitic!...

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 3 September 2006.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
In a dispatch posted at 8:15pm Makkah time Sunday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US forces had refused to allow relief supplies sent from the United Arab Emirates to the people of ar-Ramadi into the city, now under an American blockade for several months. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported from ar-Ramadi, about 110km west of Baghdad, t! hat Dr. Ahmad Ziyad al-'Ubaydi of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society had said that the US forces refused to let the food and medical supplies sent from the United Arab Emirates into the city. Dr. al-'Ubaydi said that US troops halted the supply convoy about 15km east of the city on the Baghdad-ar-Ramadi Highway and ordered the convoy to accompany US vehicles and return to Baghdad...

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Behind the Curtain of the new "Good War"
Chris Floyd
Ted Rall speaks a hard truth here, one that goes unspoken across the political spectrum, including among innumerable anti-war dissidents: "The war against Afghanistan is no different, no more justifiable, and no more winnable than the war against Iraq. Both were underfunded, poorly planned and based on lies. Neither had anything to do with 9/11." The absence of this truth from the national discourse guarantees that the country will continue to barrel dow! n the dangerous, self-defeating road of misguided militarism...

Read the full article / Leggi l'articolo completo: http://www.uruknet.info/?p=26382

More US dead in Iraq/Afghanistan than 9/11
Born at the Crest of the Empire
Not much of a peep about this in "the news." The 9/11 attacks killed 2,973 people, not including the 19 hijackers who crashed four commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. The number of troops and military contractors who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan has now reached 2,974....

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Israel formally annexes 14% of northern Bethlehem
Palestine News Network
Israel has both effectively and officially overtaken northern Bethlehem, swallowing the entire Rachel’s Tomb area. The process was slow enough, ongoing for the past two years, however it all occurred with very little fuss. Those that did protest were gassed, shot at, imprisoned, or ignored. Israel has both effectively and officially overtaken northern Bethlehem, swallowing the entire Rachel’s Tomb area. The process was slow enough, ongoing f! or the past two years, however it all occurred with very little fuss. Those that did protest were gassed, shot at, imprisoned, or ignored...

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Doctors not easy to be found in Iraq
"I spent two days looking for a doctor or a private clinic when my son was sick last month, but was in vain," complained Muwafaq Muhammed, a resident in Baghdad. As violence and sectarian strife boiling over in much of Iraq, prompting an exodus of individuals from professional class, it is not easy today for many local residents in Baghdad to find a doctor (...) "I remember George W. Bush said in 2003 that one of the big achievement was the return of jubilant exiled Ira! qis to their country after the fall of (deposed President) Saddam (Hussein)," Abdul Karim al-Rubaie, a retired lawyer said. But now there are so many Iraqis leaving the war-torn country, al-Rubaie said ironically. "Maybe it is time for me to leave and find a stable life somewhere else?" he wondered...

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A little detail on the arrest of the Al Qaeda no. 2
Born at the Crest of the Empire
We must show progress. The announcement came as talks between the United States and Iraq on transferring operational command of Iraq's forces to the Defense Ministry were deadlocked. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was demanding more independence for the U.S.-trained army that Washington hopes can take over and let Americans go home.....Hours after an "embarrassed" U.S. military again postponed a ceremony to hand command of Iraq! i troops to the government, the National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie summoned reporters to a hastily arranged news conference to announce that al Qaeda leader Hamid Juma Faris al-Suaidi had been seized some days ago. So, the handover flounders on the fact that the Iraqis really want it to be a handover, then Rubaie calls a "hastily arranged news conference" for something that happened days ago...

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Iraqi forces have arrested the second most senior operative in al-Qaida in Iraq, and the group now suffers from a "serious leadership crisis," the national security adviser said Sunday. Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Saeedi, known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, was arrested a few days ago, Mouwaffak al-Rubaie said, adding that his arrest also led to the capture or death of 11 other top al-Qaida in Iraq figures and nine lower-level members. He was the second most important al-Qaida in Iraq leader after ! Abu Ayyub al-Masri, al-Rubaie said. Al-Masri succeeded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike north of Baghdad on June 7. That’s approximately #39 in a seemingly unending series of Al Qaeda in Iraq #2’s...

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What If Canada Kidnapped George Bush?
Salim Nazzal
... What if Canada simply declares that it finds it appropriate to kidnap the American President George bush? (Canada, by the way, has a lot of oil, second only to Saudi Arabia). Of course the Americans will consider this as an act of war, they will not hesitate to give Canada an ultimatum to bring their president back, or Canada must expect the worst. And since the American media is fond of demonizing anybody who stands against US policy, Canada will be added to! the axis of evil alongside North Korea, Iran and Syria. The US Congress would hold an urgent meeting to declare Canada a terrorist country. The polls in US will show that the vast majority are in favor of invading Canada. The CNN TV will say that the episode is more dangerous than the Bay of Pigs crisis with Cuba in 1961, or even more dangerous than attacking Pearl Harbor! This hypothetical question is asked on the light of the Israeli kidnapping of 18 Palestinian elected law makers and ministers, including the Speaker of the Palestinian Parliament, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Duwaik. This action has not been met by any objection by George Bush, who declared the past month that the root cause of the Israeli war on Lebanon was kidnapping (!!!) of the two Israeli soldiers (they were not kidnapped from their homes, but captured as war prisoners in a battle)...

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Congressman Kucinich Returns From Southern Lebanon With Message of Peace
..."Village after village was reduced to piles of rubble. We saw thousands of destroyed homes. We also saw bombed out hospitals, schools, factories, churches, mosques, fire stations, gas stations, cars, bridges, roads, water systems, electric systems, banana plantations, and lemon groves," Kucinich said. "In several villages we stopped and walked through piles of concrete and dust from what had once been homes. Public areas were li! ttered with unexploded cluster bombs and land mines. The smell of death was everywhere. Homes still standing upon closer inspection had holes in the walls from artillery shells."..

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Bush says Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11: Tell that to the Troops
Jeff Thomas's blog, Alaska Free Press
... An overwhelming majority of 72% of American troops serving in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year, and more than one in four say the troops should leave immediately, a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey shows.... While 85% said the U.S. mission is mainly "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks," 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason ! for the war was "to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq." (Both False: Saddam had no ties to al-Qaeda, no role in 9/11)...

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In Iraq, which army?
The New York Times
Iraq's prime minister, Nouri Kamal al-Maliki, has a problem. His power depends on two armies. One is Iraq's national army, trained and supported by the United States. The other is the Mahdi Army, a radical Shiite militia loyal to Maliki's most powerful political backer, Moktada al-Sadr. This week, open warfare broke out between these two armies. Maliki can no longer put off making an essential choice...

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What really happened to Hamada Ashtiyeh?
Ali Samoudi
The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, is refuting Israeli government and military claims surrounding the killing of 18 year old Hamada Ashtiyeh. Israeli forces killed the young man in the northern West Bank Nablus District on 26 July. B’Tselem used field investigations and eyewitness testimony in order to ascertain what actually happened. The conclusion is that Israeli forces arrested Ashtiyeh and executed him in! cold blood...

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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq
Bahrain News Agency
Four US soldiers were killed today in separate incidents in the Iraqi capital.
A US army statement said that two soldiers were killed when their vehicle blew up in a road side bomb explosion in east Baghdad. A Marines soldier died today of sustained injuries from an accident on Friday and another soldier died after being severely injured earlier today in Al Anbar province...

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Opium Harvest at Record Level in Afghanistan, Now and in the Past
Roads to Iraq
We read that opium production reached it highest level in Afghanistan this year. Afghanistan’s opium harvest this year has reached the highest levels ever recorded, showing an increase of almost 50 percent from last year. While in 2005, the UN Drug Control and the US State Department said: the Taliban religious militia has virtually wiped out opium production in Afghanistan - once the world’s largest producer - since bannin! g poppy cultivation in July Opium in Afghanistan and Pakistan was always used by dark, underground organizations like the CIA and MI6 to fund themselves and their sub-organizations controlled terror networks...

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Saturday, 2 September 2006
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice
In a dispatch posted at 6:54pm Makkah time Saturday evening, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that US occupation forces carried out mass raids and arrests of Iraqi civilians in al-Habbaniyah, 69km west of Baghdad at noon Saturday. The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported eyewitnesses as saying that 27 local people civilians were arrested following an atta! ck by the Iraqi Resistance at dawn in which a barrage was fried at the US military headquarters set up in a primary school in the city. In their searches, US troops used police dogs that terrified children and women I the houses they raided. The correspondent said that this time the Americans did not steal anything in contrast to their usual practice...

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Sistani Helpless to Prevent Civil War
Iraq's most revered Shiite scholar Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani has said that he is helpless to prevent a civil war in Iraq, lamenting that he no longer as an influence on Shiites who have switched allegiance to militant groups and death squads. Asked whether Ayatollah Sistani could prevent a civil war, his spokesman Ali Al-Jaberi replied: "Honestly, I think not. He is very angry, very disappointed," Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday, September 3! ...

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