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Signs of the Times for Wed, 13 Sep 2006

Wednesday September 13, 2006 12:46 PM
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush is trying to break an election-season deadlock with congressional Republicans over bills that would give the White House broad authority to monitor, interrogate and prosecute terrorism suspects.

Senators and House leaders want to impose new restrictions on the administration, saying they won't give the president a blank check over the war on terror.

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Comment: So, in other words, Bush is looking for "legal tools" to avoid the law.

September 12, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.

The object is basically public relations. Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions from others about possible safety considerations, said Secretary Michael Wynne.

"If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne. "(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press."

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Comment: Don't you just love it when they come right out and say what's on their minds? 2006-09-13 07:41:08
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Fifty-seven percent of Americans believe that terrorists will "always find a way to launch attacks no matter what the U.S. government does," according to a latest CNN poll released on Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 5,000 terrorists have been captured or killed in the 5 years since 9/11 terror attacks, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Monday.

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Comment: The CIA claims they have killed or captured 5,000 "terrorists". How many of those have had any sort of due legal process? How many of these dead had anything to do with terrorism? How many of those in the US "detention", i.e., torture camps, have the remotest connection with "radical Islam"? How many were just in the wrong place at the wrong time or the victim of a personal vendetta?

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | 12:01 PM MT
CBC News
Canadians boarding a flight to Calgary last week should not have been fingerprinted and photographed at the Denver airport, says a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A dozen Canadian passengers on a United Airlines flight were pulled to one side just before boarding the plane, says passenger Mike Dunford.

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By A.K. Gupta
From the August 31, 2006 issue
After Sept. 11, there was a moment where one could imagine an intelligent response: Instead of bombs and belligerence, the United States could have used discussions and development to address the root causes of terrorism. But that was too much to expect of the American Empire.

To the Bush administration, the dead of Sept. 11 represented a unique opportunity to remake the world through war.

It took mere hours for Rumsfeld to direct his underlings to find intelligence that could serve as a casus belli against Iraq. It took nine days for Bush to impose a with-us-or-against-us mentality upon the world. And it took barely six weeks for the structures of a police state to come into being with the Patriot Act.

There was little doubt at the time that the eagle was soaring. Few opposed the power grab at home, the Taliban were scattered in a few weeks, and nations rushed to enlist in the "war on terror." It was no longer just cranky Marxists who talked of imperialism; liberals and conservatives alike hailed a reinvigorated Pax Americana.

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By Pepe Escobar Sep 12, 2006
SANTIAGO, Chile - You don't need an Osama bin Laden to pull a September 11. Forget Boeings-turned-into-missiles crashing into twin towers. Switch for a moment to four military planes bombing a presidential palace - and replay a different September 11 movie starring Dick and Henry. "Dick", of course, is the late US president Richard Nixon. "Henry" was his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger. Foreign policy-wise, it's quite an enlightening plot.

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Wednesday September 13, 2006 12:01 PM
AP Special Correspondent
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - The government will not seek the death penalty for a Marine Corps corporal who is among eight troops charged with murder and other crimes in the shooting of a civilian Iraqi man, a military prosecutor told a hearing officer Tuesday.

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Wednesday September 13, 2006
Thousands of riot police have formed human barricades around a South Korean farming village as workers began bulldozing a site for the new US military headquarters in the country.

A police helicopter hovered as five earthmovers, backed by 400 helmeted workers carrying plastic shields, rolled into four villages near an existing US camp near Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Seoul.

"Stop your illegal demolition work!" dozens of elderly residents chanted as about 15,000 riot police sealed off the village of about 130 houses.

Scuffles broke out when police dragged down about 20 anti-US activists who chained themselves to the rooftops of houses but there were no injuries.

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