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Disaster looms as 'Saddam dam' struggles to hold back the Tigris

As world attention focuses on the daily slaughter in Iraq, a devastating disaster is impending in the north of the country, where the wall of a dam holding back the Tigris river north of Mosul city is in danger of imminent collapse.

"It could go at any minute," says a senior aid worker who has knowledge of the struggle by US and Iraqi engineers to save the dam. "The potential for disaster is very great."

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Chirac knows cause of Arafat's death

An aide to the late Palestinian President says the former French President Jacques Chirac knows the circumstances of Arafat's death.

Nuke

Tancredo Again Calls for Bombing Mecca, Medina




After presidential selectee hopeful and neocon psychopath Tom Tancredo once again suggested bombing Mecca and Medina as "the best way he can think of to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the US," according to the International News, a Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group declared his threat "unworthy of anyone seeking public office in the United States." In fact, as a psychopath, Tancredo has the required skillset for office, although as a one percenter at the bottom of the potential selectee heap he won't be taking up residency at the White House.

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France-Libya arms deal "nothing to do" with Bulgarian medics' release

A top French official said Saturday that the possibility of a deal in exchange for Libya's release of Bulgarian medics was "a subject that never came up in our discussions."

France confirmed Friday that Libya had reached a major arms deal with the European aerospace giant EADS, the first since a weapons embargo was lifted on Tripoli in 2004 and a potential source of embarrassment for President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Critical Thinking And The War On Terrorism




I suppose it was always going to happen, and I suppose it was the fact that it was always going to happen and that 'the powers that be' knew it, that they exert so much effort in attempting to keep the people distracted. The war on terror has begun to unravel and descend into the only thing it could - farce, albeit a rather insidious and complicated one.

Vader

A generous gift from a fellow psychopath: Olmert welcomes 'significant' ($30bil.) boost in U.S. military aid

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday welcomed an "important and significant improvement" in the amount of American military aid to Israel, which aims to calm fears over an impending major U.S. weapons sale to Saudi Arabia.

Comment: It looks like US is bribing Israel, so it won't sabotage this "major deal" in any way.

Sources in Jerusalem told Haaretz over the weekend that Washington is prepared to increase military aid to Israel in order to ease the defense establishment's concern over the proposed American weapons sale to Riyadh.

Olmert added that Israel appreciates Washington wishes to boost moderate Arab states through weapons sales.

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Sarkozy: The curious case of the Bulgarian medics



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FEW would have predicted precisely this outcome.

On Tuesday July 24th five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, who had been imprisoned for more than eight years in Libya, were finally freed. The six workers had been convicted of deliberately infecting some 400 children in eastern Libya with HIV, despite their claims of innocence and despite evidence that the children probably contracted the virus as a result of poor hospital hygiene. The medics had faced the death penalty, but last week their sentence was commuted to life imprisonment after a mysterious payment of $460m was agreed to be made - through an international fund - to the victims' families.

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Sarkozy heads to Libya at start of African tour

French President Nicolas Sarkozy heads Wednesday to Tripoli for strategic talks with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, ahead of his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as head of state.

Sarkozy announced he would make the "political trip" to Tripoli after French efforts contributed to the release of six foreign medics held in Libya since 1999 on charges of having infected children with AIDS.

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Israeli release of prisoners an example of Zionist propaganda



In the last 2 weeks, the mass media has been flooded with news about the Israeli release of 250 Palestinian prisoners. As a matter of fact, the propaganda exercise started 4 weeks ago on the 26th of June when this article from Reuters announced:
"Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Monday he was ready to free about 250 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture to help President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah faction."

Comment: A note on the video at the beginning of this editorial:

Israeli and US propaganda about the "Middle East conflict" has effectively convinced most people that there is indeed a real "conflict" going on between Israelis and Palestinians, or more to the point, that there are two sides that are in fact "at war" with each other. This is simply not true. And it is this propaganda that we sought to fight in making this video.

In general, we must consider the fact that people have been misled by this propaganda, but we cannot promote any part of this propaganda in our efforts to fight it. The reality of the situation is that, while a small percentage Palestinians have rudimentary weapons, they have no effective way to use even these weapons, meaning that they may as well not have them. In most instances, the ONLY weapons that the Palestinians have to fight back with are stones. This is the reality that is not presented by the mainstream media.

Further evidence that this is in fact the reality on the ground in Palestine is seen in the record of Israeli soldiers that have been killed by Palestinians with guns. Virtually none. Recent reports of the activities of the Fatah party and in particular Mohammed Dahlan, shows quite clearly that the weapons in the hands of Palestinians are put there by Israel and are either for propaganda purposes (to suggest that the Palestinians have an effective means to wage war against Israel) or are used to sow discord between the Palestinian factions.

As for "suicide bombings", we have already revealed the reality that lies behind this here

Every one of the 1.3 million Palestinians in the Gaza strip are targets for Israeli guns. There are 168,000 active IDF troops, ALL of them have access to the latest weaponry. Of the 1.3 million Palestinians in the Gaza strip, about 10,000 at most, are Hamas members/militia and only they have access to the weapons that are allowed them by Israel. The other 1.29 million Palestinians have stones, or nothing, as shown in the video, yet everyone on of them is a target for the 168,000 heavily armed IDF.

So basically, 10% of the Gaza population has a gun, and 100% of their enemy has a gun. Portraying the IDF Vs the Palestinians as rocks against high tech weapons is therefore a largely accurate reflection of the situation.

Picture, if you will, the scenario of a landlord and an unruly peasant worker. The peasant has insulted the "honor" of the landlord in some way and he demands "satisfaction". Basically, the landlord wants to kill the peasant, yet he does not want it to appear to others that he has murdered the peasant in cold blood. So he arranges a "duel".

Before the duel, he arranges for his men to break the peasant's arms, and then supplies the peasant with a gun that does not work with which to fight. The duel takes place with the expected results. To the onlookers however, it appears that a "fair fight" has taken place.

This scenario describes the situation in the Middle East conflict very well.

For all its contrived complexities, the Israeli/Palestine matter is not complex. It is creeping genocide. From an historical point of view, the Nazi murder of 12 million people was not "complex". It was mass murder. Exactly HOW the Nazis went about committing their crimes and how they covered it up IS perhaps complex, but the FACT of what they did is not complex. The events of Nazi Germany vis a vis the Jews and 6 million other minorities in Germany at that time provides another very real parallel to what is happening in Palestine.

Genocide is the most heinous act that can be perpetrated by psychopaths against normal human beings. In each historical instance, genocide has been carried out under a cloak of lies and subtle and not-so-subtle disinformation and manipulation of the facts of the matter by one or more of the perpetrators or "interested parties". This manipulation is always an attempt to "muddy the waters" and create the impression that the blame does not lie only with one side, but is shared between the two sides. This is a common ploy of the psychopath when committing unspeakable crimes, crimes for which they are the SOLELY responsible.

The end result of this propaganda is that the public is left with the feeling that "the truth lies somewhere in the middle", that war "just happens", that war in fact has a sort of life of its own and that no one is really responsible. Consider the fact that it is by way of this meme that ALL wars instigated by psychopaths have been and continue to be sanctioned by the masses, even those who suffer most as a result.

The only method at our disposal by which we can hope to level the playing field in favor of the victims (ultimately ALL normal human beings) is to continuously reveal the FULL Truth of the matter - that, in the case of Israel/Palestine "conflict", there is NO conflict. It is not a low level "war" between two armed forces, it is the slow creeping genocide of one defenseless people by another fully armed one.

You are however correct in stating that by presenting the Truth of the matter as we do in this video, we will likely be accused of "misleading" and "distorting the facts", even when in reality we are not. We cannot avoid this because we cannot shrink from exposing the FULL Truth of this particular matter, before it is too late, because it IS getting very late, and we would like to avoid finding ourselves in a situation where, when the "lights" finally go out over the "holy land", we are forced to admit that the FULL Truth of the true reasons for yet another round of mass murder was not laid out, at least somewhere.


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Contacting the Guardian Over Shoddy Journalism

A week ago, the UK Guardian published an article entitled: US House calls for Iraq pullout by spring by James Sturcke, where he stated:
"There have also been around 70,000 Iraqi civilian deaths as a result of the military action by the US and its allies, according to the Iraq Body Count website."