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"You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism." - Cindy Sheehan

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AFP
Wed Nov 16, 2:16 PM ET
CAIRO - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said it had won 34 seats in the first phase of legislative elections, in a breakthrough for the banned but tolerated Islamist group.

Its candidates, campaigning under the banner "Islam is the solution" in the three-phase election, are aiming for an overall tally of between 50 and 70 seats in the 454-seat parliament.

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Comment: Although the Muslim Brotherhood may sound like some sort of age-old society charged with protecting ancient relics in an Indiana Jones movie, there is far more than meets the eye when it comes to this particular group:

By Henry Makow Ph.D.
November 25, 2002
The headquarters of Islamic terrorism is London, England, where the Anglo-American Establishment sponsors the radical "Muslim Brotherhood" in order to advance its long-term goal of plutocratic global dictatorship. [...]

"Osama bin Laden is not, nor has he ever been, the leader of the international Islamist movement which is directed by the International Muslim Brotherhood."

Goodgame continues: "Osama bin Laden has been used effectively as a figurehead for the Brotherhood's militant branch to take responsibility for its atrocities, but he is not the mastermind... By the same token, the Muslim Brotherhood is a tool by the British-based Globalists whose main objective is to overthrow the established world order and create a new one-world system of global governance."

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Comment: It is interesting that Makow states above that "Hamas is a product of the Muslim Brotherhood". It is also very likely that Hamas is a product of Israeli intelligence, as is "al-Qaeda" (click here for more info).

Kurt Nimmo writes:
Israel "aided Hamas directly — the Israelis wanted to use it as a counterbalance to the PLO," Tony Cordesman, Middle East analyst for the Center for Strategic Studies, told the UPI's Richard Sale in 2002. Hamas is a descendant of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic organization long ago penetrated by the CIA.

"There is a long historic alliance between the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood," writes Peter Goodgame. "The entire Bin Laden-CIA created 'mujahideen' network came from the Muslim Brotherhood."

As we now know, Prince Turki of Saudi intelligence, in cahoots with William Casey of the CIA and Pakistan's ISI, sent bin Laden to Afghanistan and bankrolled the Services Center (Makhtab al-Khidmat) of the Jordanian Palestinian Abdullah Azzam, in the offices of the World Muslim League and Muslim Brotherhood in Peshawar (see Rashid, Taliban, p.131).


As for Makow's comment that mankind is in the clutches of a multigenerational conspiracy, consider just how long the fake "Islamic terror" game has been going on. From A Brutal Friendship - The West and the Arab Elite by Said K Aburish:
"According to CIA agent Miles Copeland, the Americans began looking for a Muslim Billy Graham around 1955... When finding or creating a Muslim Billy Graham proved elusive, the CIA began to cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim mass organization founded in Egypt but with followers throughout the Arab Middle East... "

www.chinaview.cn
2005-11-17 22:11:17
GAZA, Nov. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Thousands of al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, armed wing of the dominant Fatah movement, demonstrated in the Gaza City on Thursday, calling on the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to carry out investigations into the death of the late leader Yasser Arafat.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 November 2005, 08:31 GMT
BBC
US Vice-President Dick Cheney has launched a vitriolic attack on politicians accusing the White House of misusing intelligence to invade Iraq.

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Comment: Well, we agree with one thing Mr. Cheney said. The Democrats are, indeed, opportunists. When US public opinion wanted war, they wanted war; now that public opinion has shifted, so have the Dems. That's principle for ya!

That aside, it is both remarkable and predictable to see the Bush administration picking up the "Our opponents are rewriting history" meme. It is predictable because what else are a bunch of psychopaths going to do but accuse the opponents of the war of their own crimes. It is remarkable because the White House has bragged about how it is creating a new reality while their opponents are mired in a reality-based mindset, so the Bush administration have admitted that their history is fake. This idea appears to be the key to understanding what they are trying to do.

It has nothing to do with the truth.

When the president or vice-president accuse their opponents (we hestitate to call the Democrats opponents of the war for obvious reasons) of rewriting history, they are referring to a rewriting of the false history that was written by the White House in the first place, a history that was, by its own admission, not reality-based, that is to say, not true. However, Cheney and Bush have not accused the Democrats and others of not telling the truth; they are accused of telling a different story than the White House. The Democrats are writing a different history than the false Republican history.

However, one shouldn't fall into the trap of thinking that the new Democratic history has any more to do with the truth than the original, for the truth is that the US is an imperialist aggressor in Iraq, had no justifiable or legal reason whatsoever for invading the country, and has no justifiable or legal reason for remaining. The US is the wrong side in this war.

How many Republicans or Democrats are willing to write that history?

Sidney Blumenthal
Thursday November 17, 2005
The Guardian
Bush's White House is dismissive of history, yet increasingly desperate to rewrite it.

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By Conn Hallinan
Asia Times
(Posted with permission from Foreign Policy in Focus)
In wake of a United Nations investigation implicating a number of Syrian and Lebanese officials in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, the Bush administration is calling for international sanctions and leaking dark hints of war.

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KATHERINE SHRADER
Associated Press
Nov 16, 2005
Enough prisoners to nearly fill the NFL's largest stadium...

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Comment: What was the number of Jews detained by the Germans during the first two years of WW II? Are we getting close yet?

AFP
Thu Nov 17, 3:13 AM ET
WASHINGTON - The former US commander of Abu Ghraib prison says that she was held up unfairly as a scapegoat by "male warriors" but the real blame for the abuse scandal rests with military leaders and the White House.

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Comment: As the former commander of Abu Ghraib, it is highly unlikely that Karpinski had no idea what was happening in "her prison". On the other hand, it seems very likely that she was used as a scapegoat to protect the Bush gang.

by Mike Whitney

How can the Senate vote to ban habeas corpus?!?

It makes no sense at all. It’s like voting for an end to freedom. And, yet, this is exactly what happened on Friday, November 11, when the Senate passed the (Lindsay) Graham amendment which overturns an earlier Supreme Court ruling (Rasul vs. Bush) allowing Guantanamo detainees to challenge their imprisonment in federal court. By a 49 to 42 margin the Senate approved the measure which effectively deprives them of the right to know why they are being held or of any legal means to defend themselves.

None of the Guantanamo inmates have ever been charged with a crime. The Senate vote ensures that they never will.


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Comment: There is clearly only one reason as to why the U.S. government would hold anyone prisoner and deny them the right to know why they are being held or present any charges against them. Surely we don't have to actually spell it out?...

Nov. 13, 2005
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal
Vin Suprynowicz
When I met with Dawn last weekend she told me she was wearing exactly what she'd been wearing as she entered the security checkpoint at Oakland International Airport Aug. 27 -- a navy blue jacket with two small American flag pins and two political buttons with writing on them. The larger one reads "Dissent is Patriotic." The smaller, red one bears a smiling portrait of President Bush, labeled "Daddy's Little War Criminal."

She's convinced that's what started the trouble.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Minneapolis Star-Tribune (Minnesota)
by Bill O'Brien
Sleep, America, sleep. Sleep the dreamy, undisturbed sleep of the contented. Breathe deeply to the cadence of our president's lullaby: "We are strong, you are safe, go to sleep."

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OCAction Center
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Public comments are now being accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its newly proposed federal regulation regarding the testing of chemicals and pesticides on human subjects. On August 2, 2005, Congress had mandated the EPA create a rule that permanently bans chemical testing on pregnant women and children. But the EPA's newly proposed rule, misleadingly titled "Protections for Subjects in Human Research," puts industry profits ahead of children's welfare. The rule allows for government and industry scientists to treat children as human guinea pigs in chemical experiments in the following situations:

  1. Children who "cannot be reasonably consulted," such as those that are mentally handicapped or orphaned newborns may be tested on. With permission from the institution or guardian in charge of the individual, the child may be exposed to chemicals for the sake of research.

  2. Parental consent forms are not necessary for testing on children who have been neglected or abused.

  3. Chemical studies on any children outside of the U.S. are acceptable.



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Comment: Well, really now - how are the PTB supposed to create a new "Master Race" in the Homeland if they can't conduct hideous experiments on mentally handicapped and abandoned children to "purify" the population?!

And many people STILL think that comparing the current leadership in the US to Hitler's Nazis is crazy...

By Spengler
Asia Times
Never have the governments of the old Atlantic alliance appeared as weak as they do today. President George W Bush, his popularity ruined and his political agenda junked, is boxed into a corner, but his position seems enviable compared to that of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who just lost a decisive battle over anti-terror measures.

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By Ramtanu Maitra
16 November 2005
Asia Times
Reports indicate the West is now working toward a "solution" to the opium explosion in Afghanistan, namely the licensing of legal opium production for medical purposes.

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Comment: What is being attempted here is a legal smoke-screen to justify the continued production of opium so that policy makers and politicians in the West can tell their constituants that something has been done about the problem without interferring in a profitable business that finances covert acitivies and secret projects.

17 November 2005
AFP
PARIS, Nov 17 (AFP) - The situation throughout France has returned to normal after nearly three weeks of urban violence that left 9,000 vehicles torched and during which almost 3,000 people were arrested, police said Thursday.

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Comment: Could there be a link between the poll showing Sarkozy's popularity has increased and the end to the rioting? Funny they both occur at the same time....

17 November 2005
AFP
PARIS, Nov 17 (AFP) - France's weeks of riots may have created many victims, but they have also produced a clear victor: Nicolas Sarkozy, the ambitious interior minister who sees himself becoming the next French president.

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Comment: There is a fear on the part of many French of Arab immigrants who have come to France in the last fifty years. Due to many conditions, these immigrants have remained closeted in the suburbs, unable to integrate into French society. France is now paying the price for its colonialist past.

Into this powder keg marches France's Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Sarkozy. He is arrogant, energetic, and a strong Atlanticist, that is, a European who wishes to develop stronger ties with the United States. He is bringing an American political style to France along with his calls for a neo-liberal economic and a restructuring of France's social net in favour of international capital.

In short, the man is a menace, a Trojan Horse for ideas the French have long resisted and continued to resist in their vote against the European Constitution last May. After the rejection of the Constitution, it was clear that more drastic measures would have to be taken to make the French understand that the American way was the only way.

Then we had the riots. Convenient, n'est-ce pas?

And Sarko benefits.

Very convenient, n'est-ce pas?

Jon Henley in Paris
Thursday November 17, 2005
The Guardian
France's interior minister and presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy, his popularity soaring, last night threw down the gauntlet to President Jacques Chirac, saying some form of affirmative action was essential to overcome the problems of the country's ethnic minorities.

After three weeks of the worst urban violence to hit France for 40 years, Mr Sarkozy, one of very few French politicians to favour positive discrimination, said in an interview and in the senate that "special measures" were needed to help youths of north and black African origin find jobs.

Mr Chirac, in a televised address on Monday, ruled out such an approach. The principle that all its citizens are equal, regardless of race or religion, means France has long rejected positive discrimination as contrary to its republican values.

But Mr Sarkozy, buoyed by an opinion poll saying his approval rating had soared by 11 points since the rioting started on October 27, told the senate that "some positive discrimination is needed to provide opportunities to France's young".

In an interview with L'Express, he said: "I challenge the idea that we all start life on the same line. Some people start further back because they have a handicap - colour, culture or the district they come from. We have to help them."

Comment: This is a very subtle piece of manipulation by Sarkozy. In the battle against discrimination, it is far from effective to promote the concept of innate equality from birth, regardless of situation, than highlighting the fact that immigrants are somehow different or "start further back." Sarkozy obviously believes that his rise in the polls is evidence of a hidden militancy in French attitudes towards immigrants, and plans to push his right-wing agenda as far as he can in the hope that it will land him the Presidency.

By Daniel Williams
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, November 16, 2005; A12
MARSEILLE, France, Nov. 15 -- While several other French cities were under curfew this weekend as an antidote to violence and riot police set themselves at the ready in central Paris, a North African wedding party sped around the harbor at Marseille's Old Port, horns blaring and young men hanging out the automobile windows.

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AFP
November 16, 2005
ROME - Italy's senate approved a sweeping constitutional reform devolving powers to the country's 20 regional governments, finally sealing a pact between ruling Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his partners in the small but influential Northern League.

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Comment: Are we really supposed to believe that Berlusconi canceled a trip to Israel to make sure that his "successor" will have more dictatorial powers starting in 2012?!

Last Updated Tue, 15 Nov 2005 18:04:14 EST
CBC News
Smoking has been banned in workplaces, restaurants and theatres, leaving the great outdoors as the next frontier for anti-smoking campaigns.

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Comment: Ah, yes. The anti-tobacco facists move on to the next step in eliminating smoking altogether. Now it is a question of air pollution, banning smoking outdoors. We all know that global warming is being caused by cigarette smoke, right? You didn't? Well, there are certainly any number of scientific studies coming down the pipeline to make the argument. Forget factories and cars as contributory factors to air pollution. It's all cigarette smoke! Ban cigarettes to end global warming!

Does that sound absurd? Do you think we are pushing things too far? Well what about this:

The danger and the extremism of the anti-smoking movement is clearly shown in the final paragraph of this article: if the anti-smokers get their way, parents who smoke in their own homes and cars with children present may one day be charged with child abuse! It doesn't matter what kind of parents they are, smoking will automatically qualify them as child abusers!

Where will it end? The hysteria directed at smokers is reminiscent of the anti-communist hysteria in the United States at the height of the Red Scare. Smokers are made to be completely Other. Smokers are labeled junkies, killers and murderers (because of second-hand smoke. They are dehumanised. The debate is not scientific, logical, and disinterested; it is emotional and fed by scare tactics.

We understand that there are people who are allergic to smoke. We are not saying that every public space should be a smoking zone. However, it is a far cry from restricting smoking areas to going so far as to ban it altogether and label smokers child abusers! This is intolerance, and anti-smokers are encouraging and fomenting this intolerance.
And, fundamentally, who does such a climate of intolerance benefit?

By John Hanchette
Niagara Falls Reporter
Nov. 1 2005
OLEAN -- Last week's column warned of imminent federal legislation that would toss powerful pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars and complete protection from liability suits in case untested and experimental bird flu vaccines damage American recipients. It drew heavy response.

The bill (S. 1873) -- a big congressional wet kiss to the drug industry -- is dressed up in a noble-sounding title: "Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act."

In essence, however, it would force Americans to receive inoculations against a disease that has yet to kill one of them, while removing their constitutional right to seek redress in our courts in case of injury or death from the shots because of company negligence. The proposal, now moving its way through the Senate, would also ban citizens from using the Freedom of Information Act and other popular informational laws to discover whether the new vaccine (when it is finally produced) was effective and safe, and even whether anyone had suffered adverse reactions to it.

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Comment: This bill provides us with a good insight into just how a population can be fooled into thinking they live in a functioning Democracy, while their government embraces policies that are normally the domain of the most totalitarian of regimes.

One of the minor apsects of this piece of Draconian legistaltion is that working families, the disabled and seniors will have to pay more for their basic prescription drugs. While the average U.S. citizen will likely just accept this price hike with a sigh and put it down to the "cost of living", the reality is that this is a deliberately planned and implemented policy to line the pockets of the "elite" with millions (or billions) at the expense of the average citizen.

Correct us if we are wrong here, but isn't defrauding the population of their hard-earned wages illegal in Democratic countries? Isn't the forced administration of drugs something that we usually only hear about in the torture chambers of the most barbaric regimes somewhere "out there" in the rest of the world?

Welcome to fascism by deception.

By Myra P. Saefong
MarketWatch
Last Update: 4:11 PM ET Nov. 16, 2005
SAN FRANCISCO -- Gold futures climbed over $10 an ounce Wednesday to close at a one-month high, while silver prices finished above $8 an ounce for the first time since December 2004 and platinum futures set records.

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By Christa Case
The Christian Science Monitor
Wed Nov 16, 3:00 AM ET
In Cambridge, Mass., Nicholas Negroponte and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been chipping away at a long-held dream: producing a laptop so cheap that governments could afford to link every child in the world to the Internet.

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Comment: Every child in the world will be hooked up to the internet! Isn't it great? Unfortunately, not every child in the world will have food to eat and clean water to drink...

By SEAN MURPHY
Associated Press
Wed Nov 16, 9:42 PM ET
EDMOND, Okla. - Tasha Henderson got tired of her 14-year-old daughter's poor grades, her chronic lateness to class and her talking back to her teachers, so she decided to teach the girl a lesson.

She made Coretha stand at a busy Oklahoma City intersection Nov. 4 with a cardboard sign that read: "I don't do my homework and I act up in school, so my parents are preparing me for my future. Will work for food."

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By MATT CURRY
Associated Press
November 17, 2005
DALLAS - Amateur fossil hunter Van Turner felt certain he had found something important during his search of earth turned up by bulldozers making way for a new subdivision in Dallas County.

Sixteen years later, scientists finally confirmed that Turner had discovered the first well preserved early mosasaur found in North America — a prehistoric lizard that lived 92 million years ago that evolved into what some call the "T. Rex of the ocean."

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By Leonard David
Senior Space Writer
16 November 2005 01:36 pm ET
There is one question that persistently circles the community of Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) true-believers: If the government has nothing to hide, UFO fans often ask, then why is it keeping so many UFO records under lock and key?

"Well, it turns out that the government does have something to hide, but it has nothing to do with extraterrestrials," said Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C.

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Comment: The one article entitled UFO's and the Intelligence Community Blind Spot to Surprise or Deceptive Data is used to try and show that the NSA is not at all interested in the UFO phenomenon itself.

Unfortunately, we are still left with the NSA employee who actually attended a UFO symposium and other reports, one of which is mentioned only by its title: UFO Hypothesis and Survival Questions. This paper doesn't exactly sound like something written by an agency that has absolutely no real interest in the phenomenon...

As with most "declassified" documents relating to the subject of UFOs, it seems the NSA papers are only intended to sow more confusion and distract serious researchers.


Reuters
Wed Nov 16, 9:07 AM ET
WASHINGTON - Just a few minutes spent patting a dog can relieve a heart patient's anxiety and perhaps even help recovery during a visit to the hospital, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

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Reuters
November 17, 2005
TOKYO - A giant white radish that won the hearts of a Japanese town by valiantly growing through the urban asphalt was in intensive care at a town hall in western Japan on Thursday after being slashed by an unknown assailant.

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