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May 14, 2003

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US officials say more than 90 killed in Riyadh suicide bombings

More than 90 people, including 10 to 12 US citizens, were killed in suicide bombings that rocked three expatriate housing compounds in Saudi Arabia, State Department officials said Tuesday.

"We have counted more than 90 dead," one official said, warning that the final figure could rise as the day went on.

"These are very preliminary numbers," the official added.

A second official said the current death toll from the triple blasts stood at 91 and was expected to rise. At least 30 -- and possibly as many as 44 -- US citizens were wounded, the official said....

The attacks, which have been blamed on Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network, followed dire US warnings earlier this month that terrorists were "in the final phases" of plotting attacks against US interests in Saudi Arabia.

Comment: Seems like Osama is still under the bed. What an asset he really is.

Bush: Attackers to learn 'meaning of American justice'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (CNN)

Officials suspect al Qaeda behind bombings in Saudi Arabia

[...]"These despicable acts were committed by killers whose only faith is hate," Bush said Tuesday in Indianapolis, his last stop on a tour to promote tax cuts. "And the United States will find the killers, and they will learn the meaning of American justice."

He said the bombings "remind us that the war on terror continues."

Comment: Talking like he is the hero of an action movie, with a script written by those who are targeting a specific profile. Every violent action in the world is becoming a moment of biochemical bliss for the "patriotically" inclined. Of course, we know that the real patriots value freedom and peace more than chest thumping chimpanzee antics.

Why al-Qaeda Struck in Saudi Arabia

Time Magazine On-Line

[...] message is the location and timing of this attack designed to send?

Scott MacLeod: Although there is no confirmation as yet, we can relatively safely say, at least, that this is an al-Qaeda-inspired attack, and it appears that it would have been done by Bin Laden's own organization or a local group working in cooperation with al-Qaeda. One of Al-Qaeda's primary goals is to eradicate American influence in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam...

The most worrisome scenario is that this may be the beginning of a new al-Qaeda campaign directed against the U.S. and its allies and interests, focused on the Middle East and Gulf region.

Comment: The Bush Reich would certainly be the first to know given the Bush family links to the CIA and the Bin Laden family.

[...] Bin Laden is clearly in a long-term fight...

Comment: Ah, such an easy segue way from suspicions of Al-Queda involvement to Osama is under the bed. As long as the Bush family war machine is making big bucks from war and misery, you can be sure Osama will stay under the bed.

The Riyadh Bomb

The Washington Post

[...] Though the investigation may yield unexpected results, the bombing already seems to have belied the recent assertion of Saudi Arabian Interior Minister Prince Nayef that al Qaeda was "weak and almost nonexistent." It also casts doubt on President Bush's boast, in his victory speech aboard an aircraft carrier returning from the Persian Gulf, that "we have seen the turning of the tide" in the war on terrorism.

Comment: Bush is a consumate liar. They roll off his tongue as easily as tanks off a US transport ship.

Marines liberate dangerous psychotics from Iraqi asylum

New York Times

"Of the more than 1,400 Iraqis institutionalized here at the beginning of the year, 300 remain. ... The marines broke the door down on the maximum security wing, and in no time the patients were gone, untethered from the antipsychotic drugs that stabilized many of them." And now most of them are roaming the streets. The only resident of the maximum security wing who remains at the asylum explained his rationale for staying: "I hate the world and the world hates me... I don't want the monkey to see me and I don't want to see the monkey."

Iraq: Basra: Unprotected Munitions Injure Civilians

Human Rights Watch

(Basra, May 6, 2003) Civilians are being wounded by abandoned ordnance in Basra, Iraq, because British forces have failed to secure weapons caches, Human Rights Watch said today.

Anarchy in Baghdad

CNN Aired May 13, 2003 - 07:40 ET

...KAGAN: Can you tell us your reaction to what happened in Riyadh?

MORELLO: Well, I think a lot of people have been expecting this to happen since the war began. A week or so before the war began, the government rounded up dozens, maybe hundreds, of known extremists, because there was so much growing anger over the war and a sense the United States was waging a war against Muslims...

So, it's really been a matter of when this would happen, rather than if it would happen.

KAGAN: ...A number of reports coming out in your paper in "The Washington Post" focusing especially on the predicament of women, that it's so dangerous that you really don't see a lot of women on the streets of Baghdad.

MORELLO: Well, this is -- this city looks very much like a city of men. You rarely see women around. When you talk with women, when you can track them down in their houses, they'll tell you they're scared out of their wits by the lawlessness.

There is a growing sense here that the lawlessness has been increasing.

Comment: Iraq was a secular society where women had more rights than in Saudi Arabia, that long-time American ally and beacon of democracy in the Middle East.

Palestinians injured in Israeli missile attack on Gaza refugee camp

The Canadian Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - An Israeli helicopter fired a missile into a crowd in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, wounding 30 people, after 10 Israeli soldiers were wounded nearby in a mortar attack. The violence erupted despite U.S. efforts to promote a Middle East peace plan...

Sharon's comments to the Jerusalem Post newspaper came days before a crucial weekend meeting with his new Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, and ahead of next week's meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush.

The meetings are seen as critical to jump-starting the "road map" peace plan presented by international mediators two weeks ago...

Israel and the United States are boycotting Arafat, charging that he is involved with Palestinian terrorism. European countries reject that approach, saying that Arafat remains a key player in diplomacy...

Palestinians have accepted the road map...

The road map speaks of parallel action by both sides, but Israel insists a Palestinian crackdown on militants come first...

Sharon appeared to be reversing an earlier, more compromising stand....

Comment: Sharon's sabotaging of the peace process is nothing knew. It was his trip to the Mount in Jerusalem that started the current round of violence, propelled by the Israeli-backed Hamas. Then they put the blaim in Arafat. Are these guys hard-core manipulators or what! And the ultimate manipulation is that they are going to wipe out the Jews themselves, the long-term goal of the Zionists and their puppet masters. Look at the role of the Zionists in the thirties in making deals with Hitler and the Nazis. The Zionists are not the friends of the Jewish people!

Israeli Forces Kill Three Palestinians in Gaza

Wed May 14, 2003 02:39 AM ET
By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinian security men in a gun battle and wounded at least 20 people in a separate raid on a refugee camp on Wednesday, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

The bloodshed, which followed a mortar bomb attack that wounded 10 Israeli soldiers, showed that renewed U.S.-led peace efforts after the Iraq war have made little impact on the daily violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel/PA: Roadmap Fails Rights Test

Human Rights Watch

(Jerusalem, May 8, 2003) The "roadmap" for ending Israeli-Palestinian violence will fail unless it includes basic human rights safeguards, Human Rights Watch warned today, on the eve of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Sharon: No Settlement Retreat Despite Peace Plan

Tue May 13, 2003 07:49 AM ET
By Mark Heinrich

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday rejected any talk of dismantling Jewish settlements in the foreseeable future despite U.S. calls for conciliatory gestures to advance a new Middle East peace plan...

Israel eased a travel ban on Palestinians on Sunday in a move it touted as a humanitarian gesture in response to Powell's appeals, only to seal off the Gaza Strip again on Monday.

The road map envisages Israel curbing settlement expansion in the West Bank and Gaza and Palestinians disarming militant groups to pave the way for Palestinian statehood by 2005.

Sharon, a longtime patron of settlers on land Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East war, told the Jerusalem Post newspaper that all Israeli governments had pursued settlements in some form in the past, even during periods of peace diplomacy.

"In my mind this is not an issue on the horizon right now."

Palestinian negotiations minister Saeb Erekat responded: "It is the main issue on the horizon. The road map says clearly that all settlement activities must end in the first phase. Either Israel accepts the road map with its integrity or they don't."

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas's new government has endorsed the road map and voiced dismay that Powell had not persuaded Sharon to do the same...

Sharon denied feeling pressure from the Bush administration, despite its public calls for a suspension of settlement activity as well as a halt to Palestinian attacks.

"It is not something today that anyone is dealing with. All the descriptions about the pressures (over settlements) -- there is no pressure from anyone," he said.

Comment: Sharon is probably right when he says he feels no pressure. Mossad is well-known for their blackmail of US politicians. Look what happened to Clinton when he tried to push Israel into "peace": Monica Lewinsky. But the US politicians will have the last laugh after they have blown the Middle East to smithereens. This is no joke, folks. These madmen want war, they want the death of millions, they want the whole thing to blow sky high. Wake up to SEE before it is too late!

To follow the "works" of the Bush gang, check out Steve Perry's BushWar pages.

Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President

By Neil Mackay
Interformation Clearing House

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001...

The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining global US pre- eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests'.

This 'American grand strategy' must be advanced for 'as far into the future as possible', the report says. It also calls for the US to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core mission'.

Iraqi mass grave contains 'thousands of Saddam's victims'

The Independent
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
14 May 2003

Iraqi villagers have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of several thousand people apparently put to death by Saddam Hussein's regime. It is thought to be the largest find of its kind in Iraq.

The villagers said that they found the remains of about 3,000 people. Some reports suggest there could be thousands more bodies at the site in the village of Mahawil, about 50 miles south of Baghdad...

Many of those who are buried in the village are believed to have been killed in the aftermath of the Shia uprising of 1991, which was initially encouraged but then ignored by the US. Saddam put down the uprising and is believed to have had thousands of people killed. Amnesty International said that over the past 20 years it had collected information about 17,000 disappearances in Iraq. But it said the actual figure might be much higher.

Comment: Notice this. We know that Saddam was a butcher. But then what can you say about the US in 1991 that encourages the Shiites to revolt having promised the US would back them, then left them to be massacered. The same US that sold the chemicals to Saddam for his WMD. The same Donald Rumsfeld who went the Baghdad to shake Saddam's hand in 1983.

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