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July 28, 2003
Comment: A catalogue of many historical accounts of meteors and asteroids falling all over the earth such as this one:
In a programme called Bidze-Nduan (Bury the fire) which deals with "peace, tranquillity and the order reigning in the country" the radio declared that President Teodoro Obiang Nguema was "in permanent contact with the Almighty".
can decide to kill without anyone calling him to account and
without going to hell because it is God himself
Comment:Nguema and Bush have a lot in common, not only do they both love oil, here are Bush's exact words, quoted by Haaretz:
Herewith, definitions to keep on top of current events
By ERIC MARGOLIS -- Contributing Foreign Editor
very difficult keeping up with Mideast news due to the Orwellian
newspeak coming from Washington.
• Liberation - Invasion.
• Coalition - The U.S. and British invaders, plus some troops from rent-a-nations like Romania and Poland. In the past, "the coalition" would have been called imperial forces and mercenary auxiliaries.
• Dictator - A ruler you don't like, or who does not cooperate.
• Statesman - A cooperative dictator.
• Stability - when things go the way Uncle Sam likes, ie., the status quo.[...]
• Terrorism - violent acts by dangerous fanatics and malcontents who refuse to accept the downtrodden status assigned to them by Washington.
• Anti-terrorism - State terrorism.[...]
• Torture - a foul act committed by your enemies. When your side does it, it's called intensive interrogation in Guantanamo.
• Homeland security - bolting the barn door after the horse has escaped by rounding up Muslims and denying them due process of law.
• French - Insubordinate ingrates and depraved chain-smokers who had the nerve to try to block the jolly little war in Iraq, and now sneer, "we told you so."
• Germans - Untrustworthy. Just when you order them to be warlike again, they go soft. Wait until they see the next dozen WWII epics from Hollywood.
• Canadians - A bunch of pot-smoking, pinko, wimp nancy boys who marry their best friends and refuse to obey orders from the Great White Father in Washington.
• Islam - An evil faith that promotes violence and hatred, as proven by the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, who learned about the agents of the devil while encountering them in motel rooms.[...]
By Charles Clover in Baghdad
Five US soldiers were killed over the weekend in a spate of attacks by Iraqi militants, as a new study warned that the US may soon find itself in the midst of "a third Gulf war against the Iraqi people".
TIKRIT, Iraq - American forces focused their hunt for Saddam Hussein around his Tigris River hometown and reported a near-miss Sunday in a raid to capture his new chief of security - and perhaps the ousted dictator himself. A U.S. soldier was killed south of Baghdad, the latest death in a spike of guerrilla attacks. [...]
Monday July 28, 5:59 AM
Arab news networks are also encouraging violence against US troops in Iraq, the US deputy secretary of defense charged Saturday, singling out the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya which he said were "slanting news incredibly".
"We're talking to the owners of these stations and asking for some balance," Paul Wolfowitz said.
"What I'm complaining of are false reporting and very biased reporting that has the effect of inciting violence against our troops, and these governments should stop and realize that this is not a game, that they are endangering the lives of American troops," he added. [...]
(IslamOnline.net) -- U.S. soldiers in Iraq are escaping from Iraq
under the guise of Kurdish citizens, wearing the famous Iraqi and
Arab al-Dashdasha (loose headdress) which has become mush
sought-after recently, Iraqis told IslamOnline.net Sunday, July
Comment: This is from an Islamic source, if anyone finds this story covered by the "Western" media please email us. Is it being suppressed or is it propaganda?
Thomas and Rod Nordland
IN THE CASE OF the platoon he described slogging through the rice fields in ‘Nam, those items included love letters from home, grenades and land mines, lucky charms, insecticide, copies of Stars and Stripes, fingernail clippers, bags of marijuana, bandages, psyop leaflets and tanning lotion. “Often,” O’Brien writes, “they carried each other, the wounded and the weak.”
did Uday Hussein carry to the fight? After a hot and noisy siege
last week, American soldiers found, in the rubble near his body,
his briefcase. The contents, NEWSWEEK has learned, included
painkillers, numerous bottles of cologne, Viagra, unopened
packages of men’s underwear, dress shirts, a silk tie and a
single condom. Uday and his brother, Qusay, also had with
them a huge stash of cash, as well as, for some reason, two
Arabs have never been squeamish about death. They see too much of it. So on the streets of Baghdad Iraqis will pore over the all-too-soon-to-be-iconic photographs of Uday and Qusay.
They will say, some of them, "Yes, that's them, the terrible brothers, the 'lion-cubs' of the monster of Baghdad." And others will ask--a good question this--why couldn't they see them yesterday, or indeed the day before? [...]
And history, which has an unhappy way of reorganising the most staged of events, might just conspire to turn these photographs into those of martyrs. Which is what the Baath militiamen will do. Cruel the brothers may have been. But cowards? That will be the message. [...]
The Americans are experts in siege techniques (viz General Manuel Noriega). So why not put a cordon round the villa, evacuate local civilians, point lights at the building, blast it with loud music (the Noriega technique) and starve them out? No Iraqi would have been able to doubt the truth if they eventually saw Uday and Qusay Hussein emerging with their hands up.
But no. In went the rockets from the Kiowa CH-58 helicopters, in went the 10 TOWS, in went the 50-cal machine-gun bullets--there were also Apache gunships and A-10 anti-tank aircraft in readiness,--and on the third attempt to enter the house, "there was no fire as we moved up the stairs". Surprise, surprise. But then again, had not General Sanchez admitted that preparations had been made to "neutralise the target"?
Now there are Iraqis aplenty comfortable with the thought that Uday and Qusay are dead, especially Uday. His cruelty was legendary. "It would be justice after what he has done," an old Iraqi friend of mine said. But note the words "would be". The level of scepticism remains high despite the pictures. [...]
"This is all a deception. The Americans are just playing games," said housewife Sajida Abdel Rahim. "Besides why is it such a big deal? Don't you think the British and Americans commit atrocities?" [...]
Bremer suggested he didn't care whether Saddam, his sons or others on the American most-wanted list were taken dead or alive. Experts disagreed.
"If the Americans captured Uday and Qusay, they would have known all about the old regime, all about the weapons of mass destruction and resistance groups," said Fouad Allam, an Egyptian terrorism expert. [...]
And everybody I spoke to today -- without exception, including the most mild-mannered middle class people, including the father of my own driver who is a friend of mine, all said the Americans must go -- they must go now. We don't accept occupational forces in this country.
Nathan Guttman, Haaretz Correspondent
WASHINGTON - American intelligence services should take a leaf out of Israel's book and cooperate with its security services to learn how to acquire intelligence from human sources, says the report from the U.S. congressional inquiry into the events of September 11, 2001.
In its recommendations the report calls for a new agency that "should endeavor to learn from both the successes and failures" of Israel's "humint" (human intelligence) strategy. "Their aggressive tactics and inventive use of non-official covers may serve as a useful guide for this new agency," the report continues. "The Israelis have had notable successes in penetrating terrorist organizations and we should learn from their efforts."
Comment: There you have it, folks. The US intelligence agencies need to learn from the people that organised the attack on the World Trade Center, Israel intelligence. And this "inventive use of non-official covers", would this include moving companies? Art students?
If we lived in a rational and sane world, one would expect that if such a horrifying event as 9/11 was carried out, that the government of the country attacked would want a thorough investigation into what happened. Call me a raving idealist, but it seems to me that this is something of a minimum that the citizens would expect from their elected representatives. Bush fought like a cornered chimpanzee on a banana boat to prevent this kind of investigation from happening. They have refused to cooperate with the Congressional investigation, they are refusing to release relevant documents; they are stonewalling.
Might one be tempted to ask "Why?"? What does the Bush Reich have to hide? What else could it be than their own guilt. Not simply incompetence, which is the fallback story, the story they will be willing to accept to prevent the truth of their own guilt from getting out. Admitting to incompetence is nothing if the truth is that they organized the whole thing, from the rigged elections in 2000, a veritable coup where a clique took power, through to the events of 9/11, Afghanistan, and Iraq. In fact, let the world think they are incompetent, like the frat-boy image of the Commandant-in-Chief. While you are being laughed at, you're sticking knives in their backs.
Of course, Bush may well be being set up. He can be sacrificed if needed, either impeached or assassinated. The fascist state could certainly be consolidated if the president were to be killed. That would be the excuse to bring in Patriot Act 3, for carting off anyone who "dissented". The CIA has a lot of experience in this type of work, having killed political leaders the world over. As we note below, the schism between the "Patriots" of the CIA and the Bush Reich is growing.
July 25, 2003
Tel Aviv-- Rejecting the claims of the Israeli government prosecution, Judge Gabriel Kling ruled July 24, that three international peace activists do not represent a "security risk" to the state of Israel.
Continuing that "to protest is not illegal," Kling's statement appears to set a hopeful precedent in the case of three. Primarily, it allows them to be released on bail, until their next hearing, which will come before the Israeli High Court in October. At that point, the courts will again consider the claim of the Ministry of the Interior that the three represent a security risk and should be deported immediately.
Israel gets biggest share of American aid assigned to the
The bill appropriates $456 million in military and economic aid for Jordan and $35 million for aid to Lebanon. For the first time, it would provide $20 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA). In approving the measure, the House rejected an attempt to include Syria on the government's list of state sponsors of terrorism ineligible to receive military training aid.
On Saturday morning, three American troops were killed in Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad, and four were wounded in a grenade attack.
Another U.S. soldier died and two others were wounded later in the afternoon when their convoy was attacked west of Baghdad near the Abu Ghraib prison.
The deaths of the soldiers brought to 163 the number of soldiers killed in action in Iraq since the start of the war.
The US Army had warned that attacks might intensify after the US killed Saddam Hussein's two sons Uday and Qusay in an intense raid Tuesday in the northern city of Mosul while another group had vowed to avenge the deaths.
Ten US soldiers have now died since the brothers were killed. (Albawaba.com)
US authorities urge cancellation of
Batelco’s GSM service in Iraq
Comment: We looked at this story yesterday. The US government talks about the "free market"; the US ideologues of capitalism love to talk about "entrepreneurial spirit" and "risk-taking". But look what happens when a company, not from the US, shows both qualities. Just another example of US hyprocrisy and use of the double standard.
Libertarians and members of was once called the "Old Right" can talk about the virtues of the free market and rail against the government in Washington and how the "closet socialists" have perverted the real nature of free enterprise. But so what? How can this ideal exist in a world where the psychopaths seem to float to the top? The old adage says that it only takes one rotten apple to spoil the basket. How can there be any justice in this world when this is the case? How many of us have had the experience of a group that works well until one person decides to make it serve his or her own interests and not those of the group? The one-sided individualism of the proponents of a decentralized, free market is the perfect environment for the pyschopath.
Without a radical transformation of the individual himself, these structures can not work. But this transformation must of necessity be internally driven; it cannot be imposed from above. This was one of the many errors of the comunist system. It thought it could legislate internal change or force it through brutality.
There are no solutions to these problems within this world. That is why those who think we are taking a political position are wrong.
US sets up trade bank in Iraq
The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has been established as a separate government entity, independent of the Central Bank of Iraq. It will provide financial and related services to facilitate the importation and exportation of goods and services to and from Iraq...
administrators are expected select a number of international banks
by August to run the bank, reported Wall Street Journal. Some of
the banks that have expressed interest in the bid are JP Morgan
Chase & Co, which has joined forces with Britain's Standard
Chartered, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, the
National Bank of Kuwait and Poland's Millennium Bank.
Israel normalizes trade ties with
The brother of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas is being tried in absentia by Jordan’s State Security Court for the forgery of documents connected to a bank embezzlement scam. Ahmad Reda Shehadeh Abbas is one of six men being prosecuted in a larger a $500 million bank fraud case.
15:25 Sunday 27th July 2003
Britain's new envoy to Iraq says Saddam Hussein should be brought to trial for his crimes, not killed like his sons Uday and Qusay.
The call from Sir Jeremy Greenstock - who quits his role as UN ambassador to take up the Baghdad posting in September - has been backed by a prominent member of the new Iraqi Governing Council, Ahmed Chalabi. [...]
A raid in Baghdad by elite US troops searching for Saddam Hussein has reportedly left up to five Iraqi civilians dead.
Local people accused the Americans of "hysteria", the BBC's Mike Donkin reports from the scene.It is thought, our correspondent says, that the squad believed a relative of Saddam - perhaps his son Ali from his second wife - was hiding in the house.But they left after a search, making no arrests.The house owner, tribal chief Prince Sabir Rabiyah, was not there during the raid but later told reporters he had not seen Saddam since the end of the war."I found the house was searched in a very rough way," he told AP news agency.
Comment: Such stories as: FALSELY CLAIMED WHITE HOUSE HAD NO PRIOR WARNING OF HIJACKINGS, PUBLICLY CLAIMED TO SEEK PEACE, WHILE TELLING STATE DEPT. WAR PRE-DETERMINED, FALSELY CLAIMED WHITE HOUSE DID NOT KNOW OF NUCLEAR MISGIVINGS, ADMITTED WHITE HOUSE KNEW MISGIVINGS, FALSELY CLAIMED CIA APPROVED, ADMITS CIA OBJECTED, and THEN CLAIMED THAT SHE SIMPLY DIDN’T READ MEMO.
Dana Milbank and Mike Allen
Just weeks ago, Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser, made a trip to the Middle East that was widely seen as advancing the peace process. There was speculation that she would be a likely choice for secretary of state, and hopes among Republicans that she could become governor of California and even, someday, president.
[...]Lugar mentioned a possible cost of US$30 billion [...]
As she watched Private Jessica Lynch's emotional homecoming on television last week, Arlene Walters struggled to suppress her growing anger. [...]
For Mrs Walters, however, the standing ovation and praise lavished on the young woman soldier, who was captured by Iraqi forces and later freed in a dramatic American raid, served only to highlight the contrasting treatment of her dead son, who fought in the same unit.
It was, fellow soldiers have told her, Sgt Donald Walters who performed many of the heroics attributed to Pte Lynch in the fanfare of publicity designed to lift the nation's morale, and Sgt Walters who was killed after mounting a lone stand against the Iraqis who ambushed their convoy of maintenance vehicles near Nasiriyah. [...]
[...]"Jihad is spreading like wildfire in Pakistan," claims an official in the country's Interior Ministry. He says that according to several jihadi publications between January and June 2003, Islamic groups recruited over 7,000 young boys aged between 18 and 25. [...]
July 28, 5:09 AM
No one was injured in the attack, which came after an anonymous caller claiming to speak for the Basque separatist organisation ETA warned of an explosive device at the outdoor parking lot, police said. [...]
Families move to infamous Love Canal
"I choose not to think about it," said one mother, pushing her infant on a swing set at a playground next to the now filled-in dump site. "We don't have any control over it." [...]
Comment: The Bush Reich has succeeded in making so many Americans feel the same way regarding it's continual onslaught on their freedoms and constant war-mongering. What will it take before we all decide we have had enough? This complete feeling of powerlessness is exactly what we are supposed to feel, as they continue to dismantle the U.S.A. right before our eyes. Their song and dance numbers are for the play over our mind and soul. An attempt to break us, as they use our energy to fuel their murderous ideals.
The US Deputy Secretary of Defence, Paul Wolfowitz, has dashed hopes of a US-led intervention in Liberia, saying the US will play no more than a supporting function in peacekeeping operations in the war-torn country.
Heavy fighting is continuing around the capital Monrovia, and the country's second port, Buchanan, after rebels rejected a ceasefire proposal by the US ambassador.
The first Nigerian peacekeepers are not expected to arrive until the end of this week. President Charles Taylor has repeatedly said he will step down when peacekeepers arrive. Food and water supplies for the 1 million people trapped in Monrovia are said to be critically low.
MONROVIA, Liberia -The U.S. ambassador to Liberia on Sunday appealed to rebels to pull back from the bloodied capital to allow food and other aid into the city crowded with hungry refugees, while shelling around the rebel-held port killed at least 16 civilians.
Explosions rocked Monrovia as rebels and government forces battled at key crossings leading to President Charles Taylor's downtown stronghold. Government commanders and residents reported that the rebels were stepping up their eight-day drive into the city.
Christopher Reeve is visiting Israel to study the country's treatment of spinal injuries and further his campaign for stem cell research. [...]
During the five-day trip, he will visit Israeli research institutions, tour facilities for the disabled and meet Israelis paralysed in terrorist attacks. He also is expected to meet Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site. [...]
FORMER AIDE TO NIXON CLAIMS PRESIDENT APPROVED BURGLARY DURING A PHONE CONVERSATION
So there you have the new Bush team spin on Iraq: Ahmed Chalabi would have had a police force in place, but the CIA wouldn't let him.
When exactly did the CIA become the GOP's new Bill Clinton?
A half-dozen former CIA agents investigating prewar intelligence have found that a secret Pentagon committee, set up by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in October 2001, manipulated reams of intelligence information prepared by the spy agency on the so-called Iraqi threat and then delivered it to top White House officials who used it to win support for a war in Iraq.
[...] The ad-hoc committee, called the Office of Special Plans, headed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith and other Pentagon hawks, described the worst-case scenarios in terms of Iraq's alleged stockpile of chemical and biological weapons and claimed the country was close to acquiring nuclear weapons, according to four of the CIA agents, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the information is still classified, who conducted a preliminary view of the intelligence.
Julian Borger in New York
The military top brass was reluctant to approve release of the photographs, citing the military tradition of respecting enemy dead, concern over appearing to gloat over the bloody, damaged bodies, and fear of setting a precedent that could easily backfire for families of American soldiers. In the past, Washington has responded angrily to any publication of photographs of American dead.
[...] However, there were clear signs that the decision to release the photographs cut against the grain of US military culture. Serving officers did not comment, but Colonel Dan Smith, a retired military intelligence officer, said: "We have a tradition of respecting the dead ... We objected to the showing of bodies of American servicemen. It's kind of ironic that we turn around and display dead folks now."
The Bush administration pointed out that publishing the photographs did not contravene the Geneva conventions. But in March, when dead US soldiers were shown by Iraqi television and Arab networks, Washington condemned the broadcasts. General John Abizaid, now commander of US troops across the Middle East, described them as "disgusting".
Comment: More in the on-going battle between the Bush Reich and the CIA. Can anyone say "Good cop, bad cop?" On the one side, the Bushies: the prez himself, the neocons in the Pentagon, and Condo Rice. On the other, the CIA, the military (who are not appalled at killing civilians, but who are upset that the pictures of the sons were published), and alternative media sources. What is wrong with this picture?
Is Bush being set up for a fall? Are the CIA and the military being set up as the Hero in the White Hat? As the calvary ready to charge to save the encircled American People? Will true American "Patriots" come to the rescue, saving America from the "UnAmerican" activities of the Jewish Neocons?
Something very ugly is being prepared. The pieces are being put into place. All we have are observations and questions.
July 25, 2003 Posted: 1425 GMT
The grounding of the U.S. shuttle fleet following the shuttle Columbia's disaster on February 1 boosted the importance of Russia's space program, leaving Russian Soyuz crew capsules and Progress cargo ships as the only links to the international space station for the time being. [...]
The space agency's complaint, which made Russian television newscasts, came amid a flap between the Russian Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Embassy over new U.S. visa requirements, under which virtually anybody applying for a nonimmigrant visa anywhere in the world will be required to appear in person for an interview beginning August 1. [...]
The mysteries of how the brain controls everything from language to movement could be explained by a "map" created by scientists.
The international team behind the atlas used thousands of images of the brains of people of all ages, and with a range of conditions.
They hope to create the most comprehensive picture yet of the brain's structures and functions.
They have carried out brain scans on 7,000 people to obtain the data needed to create the map, and they say they will continue to add to the atlas as more research is carried out.
Comment: Now if they would release information on how the psychopath's brain is different from the human brain...
[...]"This was a total shock. Nobody expected it. Nobody saw it coming," said Fernandez, 23. "He didn't seem angry." [...]
[...] This week, it was revealed that the Times Company's development partner for the headquarters project has asked city officials for $400 million in federally financed "Liberty Bonds." The federal program was meant for rebuilding in New York City's Sept. 11 disaster zone, not for subsidizing a private newspaper's long-planned palatial ambitions. [...]
BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) - Not long after the family of Feraris "Ray" Golden found his dead body dangling from a tree outside his grandmother's home, ugly suspicions began to surface. [...]
Friends say Golden was dating a white policeman's daughter in this rural farming community of about 15,000, divided almost equally between black and white residents.
The uneasiness after his death in May became so rampant that NAACP leaders called for an inquest into the lynching rumors.[...]
Monday July 28, 12:08 PM
by Heather Coffin
[...] This is not a case of narcissistic personality disorder; this is how George Soros exercises the authority of United States hegemony in the world today. Soros foundations and financial machinations are partly responsible for the destruction of socialism in Eastern Europe and the former USSR. He has set his sights on China. He was part of the full court press that dismantled Yugoslavia.
Calling himself a philanthropist, billionaire George Soros' role is to tighten the ideological stranglehold of globalization and the New World Order while promoting his own financial gain. Soros' commercial and "philanthropic" operations are clandestine, contradictory and coactive. And as far as his economic activities are concerned, by his own admission, he is without conscience; a capitalist who functions with absolute amorality. [...]
A British couple and their two sons have been arrested in Greece after allegedly beating the owner of a tourist shop, leaving him with a broken leg. [...]
13:40 Sunday 27th July 2003
An Indian woman has bled to death after thugs cut off her legs to steal two silver anklets she was wearing.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that it believes
exploits are being created to attack computers compromised by a
vulnerability recently disclosed by Microsoft in its Windows
Louis Saia III says a vision of the Virgin Mary marked a turning point in his battle with a corporation over control of his freight invention.
Linda A. Johnson
[...]Kher, now a stay-at-home dad, got one month's severance pay and is collecting $300 per week in unemployment benefits. His family went without health benefits for two months until his wife found a job offering the insurance.
Still, he's received more aid than most Americans laid off since 2000, according to a new study by researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Connecticut.
[...]The study found that one in five, or 18 percent, of those interviewed had been laid off during the 2000-2003 period. The study randomly targeted 1,015 working-age adults.
And of those who lost their jobs, only 49 percent of the ones who had earned $40,000 or more annually said they received unemployment insurance. For those who made under $40,000 a year, the number with unemployment insurance shrinks to 35 percent.[...]
A BBC team says it has shown there is no such thing as the Loch Ness monster.
Using 600 separate sonar beams and satellite navigation technology to ensure that none of the loch was missed, the team surveyed the waters said to hide Scotland's legendary tourist attraction but found no trace of the monster. [...]
Fierce storms batter southern
Violents storms late Sunday caused widespread damage in Germany's southern state of Bavaria, where authorites used a snowplough to remove hail stones blocking a section of the Munich-Stuttgart highway, authorities said. [...]
173 fishermen missing after 20 trawlers sink in
rough Bangladesh sea
At least 173 fishermen were missing Sunday off Bangladesh's coast after 20 trawlers sank in rough weather in the Bay of Bengal, as six other people died in a separate capsizing, officials said. [...]
Infant ‘Driver’ Gets a Ticket
By MICHAEL WERNER
It went as any good "B" movie should: Distressed woman shrieks her way up ladder to escape menacing black monster. [...]
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