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20.Oct.2004 Türkei: "NVA-Panzer im Einsatz gegen Kurden"

20.Oct.2004 Umstrittene Kerry-Doku: US-Sender feuert kritischen Reporter

20.Oct.2004 Internationaler Städtepreis: Münster zur lebenswertesten Stadt der Welt gewählt

20.Oct.2004 400 Wale getötet: Tierschützer verklagen japanische Firma

20.Oct.2004 50 Jahre Cern: Kernforscher feiern Jubiläum

13.Oct.2004 anglo american plc | Home Page Anglo Coal's Seminar Click here to listen to the presentation. Anglo American represents a powerful world of resources.

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20.Oct.2004 Web Ergebnisse 1 - 78 von ungefähr 173 für International Petroleum-Cartel in IranURL:
00.Dez.1923 schloß die iranische Regierung einen Konzessionsvertrag über Bohrungen in Nordpersien mit der Firma Sinclair ab.

Gegen diesen Vertrag erhoben UK England + [Sowiet]Rußland Einspruch.

Er mußte rückgängig gemacht werden, nachdem während der Verhandlungen der USA Konsul Major R. W. Imbrie ermordet worden war.

Offensichtlich waren die USAmerikaner mit der Abenteuerlichkeit der Politik im Orient noch nicht vertraut.{PERSIEN [12]}

20.Oct.2004 North Sea oil is one of BP's most important assets
The merger of BP + Amoco is creating one of the strongest energy + petrochemical companies in the world,

with a market capitalisation of $110bn + interests in more than 70 countries world wide. URL:
19.Oct.2004 Business: The Company File - From Anglo-Persian Oil to BP Amoco URL:
11.Aug.1998 | The Company File
BP and Amoco in oil mega-merger - Now, 97 years after Knox D'Arcy, William set off to explore the Iranian desert,

the company has transformed itself into BP Amoco, one of the world's largest oil producers + UK Britain's largest company. URL:
19.Oct.2004 The Forgotten Coup: Violence Erupts in Haiti, Activists and Political Leaders Arrested

19.Oct.2004 Has Bush lost his reason? : The President's apparent mental fragility should give US voters pause for thought at the ballot box

19.Oct.2004 Clerks spill Bush v. Gore details: Former USA Supreme Court law clerks from the court’s 00.000.2000-00.000.2001 term speak out – under cover of anonymity – about what they saw behind the scenes during the fateful case of Bush v. Gore.

19.Oct.2004 Bush urged to 'pull the plug' on voter purge: Several days before the state's felon voter list was sent to county elections offices across Florida, state officials expressed doubts about its reliability.

19.Oct.2004 Fla. Court Rules on Provisional Ballots : People who cast a provisional ballot at the wrong precinct are not entitled to have their votes counted,Florida Supreme Court ruled Monday

19.Oct.2004 Elections Chief in Fla. County Resigns : Stafford, John, Duval County Supervisor of Elections who was heavily criticized by Democrats because of voting problems in the 2000 presidential election, resigned Monday, citing health reasons.

19.Oct.2004 Sinclair Fires Washington Bureau Chief : The Washington bureau chief for Sinclair Broadcast Group said he was fired Monday after he criticized the company's plans to produce a news program based on a documentary critical of John Kerry's Vietnam-era anti-war activities.

01.Jul.2004-31.Sep.2004 19.Oct.2004 -during the third quarter- Job Cuts in Tech Sector Soar, Report Finds: USA-technology sector suffered another round of widespread layoffs, with computer firms slashing jobs most aggressively, a report said on Monday.

19.Oct.2004 Private Investors Abroad Cut Their Investments in the USA

19.Oct.2004 UK: Labour in revolt over deployment of troops under US command

19.Oct.2004 Soldiers fear that they are 'sleeping with the enemy' : Adrian Blomfield discovers deep mistrust between American troops and Iraqi soldiers they are training

19.Oct.2004 Seeking out monsters : By committing himself to preventive war, George Bush has overturned two centuries of USA thinking on global diplomacy

19.Oct.2004 Westerners at greater risk after Iraq war: report: The Institute says operational mistakes have led to an increased threat of terrorism against the West.

19.Oct.2004 'Dirty wars' have dirty little secrets: the Honduras-Baghdad connection

19.Oct.2004 The Man Who Bought the Oil From Iraq: Billions of dollars of Iraqi oil had been sold under a United Nations program - and food and other goods bought with the proceeds - when Saddam Hussein decided in 2000 that he personally wanted a bigger cut of the action. Documents now suggest that at least one USA company acceded to that demand, paying surcharges that kept the oil flowing

19.Oct.2004 So, Did Saddam Hussein Try to Kill Bush's Dad?: Now that President George W. Bush's allegations about former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's ties to al-Qaeda and ambitious weapons programmes have been thoroughly discredited, another outstanding charge remains to be resolved.

19.Oct.2004 Vanunu: Dimona nuclear reactor to cause disaster: "Israel + Jordan are on the edge of a human + ecological disaster that could have consequences all the way to Greece,"

said Mordechai Vanunu Monday in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro in Jerusalem.

19.Oct.2004 Bush and Kerry can at least agree on one thing: supporting Israel: With the enemies of Israel + the enemies of the USA increasingly lumped together + a strong Israel lobby in the USA, neither candidate can afford to criticize Zion
01.May 2003-19.Oct.2004 -Since- our USA commander-in-chief announced “mission accomplished”, the insurgents have seized the initiative in Iraq +

we’ USA re also not winning the even-more-consequential worldwide battle against the Islamic jihadists David H. Hackworth : Memo for the President-Elect

19.Oct.2004 Use of civilian contractors in war zones is at record levels: The „war against terror“

constitutes the greatest use of civilian contractors in American history.

They do everything from serving chow to armed combat, some of them earning salaries of $200,000 a year or more.

19.Oct.2004 Paul Krugman: Feeling the Draft: Those who are worrying about a revived draft are in the same position as those who worried about a return to budget deficits

00.000.200- -four years ago- when President Bush began pushing through his program of tax cuts.

Back then he insisted that he wouldn't drive the budget into deficit - but those who looked at the facts strongly suspected otherwise.

Now he insists that he won't revive the draft. But the facts suggest that he will.

19.Oct.2004 UK: Hoon faces growing Iraq revolt : The defence secretary, declared UK would be "failing in its duty" to an ally if it did not accede to a US request to send troops into US-controlled sectors south of Baghdad.

19.Oct.2004 Marines Vent Frustration in Western Iraq: "We are losing guys left and right," says Cpl. Cody King, 20, of Phoenix, not hiding his anger. "All we are doing around here is getting blown up."

19.Oct.2004 U.S. Mutiny Soldiers Say Army Ignored Complaints

19.Oct.2004 By the thousands, soldiers 50 and older are being deployed "The hardest part about going," Thomas said, "is when my granddaughter asks me why I'm not going to be home for Xmas."

19.Oct.2004 Attack on pipeline halts Iraq's oil exports : An attack on a pipeline in northern Iraq has halted exports of oil via Turkey, Iraq's state oil company said on Tuesday.

19.Oct.2004 "Der Spiegel" : Zarqawi's Mysterious Message : Is al-Qaeda planning a larger assassination attempt,

is it even demanding a victory for Bush

in order to present its supporters with a clear enemy?

19.Oct.2004 The Power of Nightmares: In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world.

19.Oct.2004 -Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network. But just as the dreams weren't true, neither are these nightmares.

19.Oct.2004 Operation Desert Fraud: How does a freelance torturer claiming false military credentials turn up in American living rooms as an expert on the war on terror?

19.Oct.2004 US planes pound Falluja: Falluja's chief negotiator Khalid al-Jumaili, released yesterday after three days in US custody, said the hunt for al-Zarqawi was a pretext to attack the town, comparing it to USA assertions that Iraqi president Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction before last year's invasion

19.Oct.2004 Kidnapped charity chief warned of Iraq's humanitarian crisis: According to Fisk, Hassan speaks fluent Arabic with an Iraqi accent. “She was very careful not to involve herself in any political discussion,” he said, although she “was very much against the UN sanctions.”

19.Oct.2004 Cheney: Terrorists May Nuke U.S. Cities : Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday evoked the possibility of terrorists bombing USA cities with nuclear weapons + questioned whether Sen. John Kerry could combat such a threat, which the vice president called a concept ``you've got to get your mind around.''

19.Oct.2004 The ‘Catastrophic’ Success of the Republican Party:  Manuel Valenzuela: ‘Third World’ Election
Victory by any means necessary is their call to arms; corruption + fraud + deceit are their weapons.

Florida is but a small cell in an increasingly malignant tumor +

diseased are we all as the cancer slowly killing us awakens once more to destroy the very principles this great nation USA was founded on.  Continued

19.Oct.2004 The World According to Bush Video Documentary -This film aims to pass through the looking glass + to show how the Bushes, father + son, have not only dined with the devil but have often invited themselves to his table. Watch It Online

00.000.1914 eröffnet Churchill im Unterhaus, daß die UK britische Admiralität <+ eine andere Regierungsinstitution 56 % des Kapitals der

Anglo-Persian Oil Company” halten.» In: Der Spiegel, Nr. 20 (1951). [2]

[5] Einzelheiten dieses Vertrages bei Jerrold L. Waiden: 'The International Petroleum-Cartel in Iran - Private Power and The Public Interest>, in: Journal of Public Law, Nr. 11/1 (1962), S. 64-121.

19.Okt.2004 Opel-Krise -Wilder Streik geht weiter - Arbeiter misstrauen Betriebsräten URL:,1518,druck-323908,00.html
19.Okt.2004 Die Kluft verläuft zwischen Betriebsrat + Belegschaft - + sie wird immer tiefer.

Einzelne Arbeiter warfen den Betriebsräten vor, die Belegschaft spalten zu wollen.

Die Betriebräte sehen dagegen die Gefahr, dass ein zu langer Protest ihre Verhandlungsposition drastisch verschlechtern könnte + werfen den Scharfmachern Sabotage vor. URL:,1518,323908,00.html
Sir William Knox D'Arcy und die Folgen

00.000.1901-20.Okt.2004 -Seit der Entdeckung der überaus reichen Ölvorkommen in Südpersien zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts [ 00.000.1901]

dreht sich die iranische Geschichte + die auf Persien gerichtete Politik aller ausländischen Mächte fast nur noch um einen Punkt: Öl.

Es gibt seither kein innen- oder außenpolitisches Problem von Bedeutung, das nicht an irgendeiner Stelle in Zusammenhang mit dem Öl stände + eine isolierte Behandlung zuließe.

Erst recht ist jedes Interesse, das Persien im Ausland findet, zunächst auf diesen Aspekt gerichtet, dem sich alle übrigen politischen Zielsetzungen unterordnen.

Nach den gescheiterten Versuchen einiger Engländer, ihre von den persischen Königen erwirkten Konzessionen auszunutzen, gelang es

1901 dem Ingenieur William Knox D'Arcy, mit dem damaligen Schah einen Vertrag abzuschließen, der ihm für 60 Jahre das ausschließliche Recht übertrug,

auf dem gesamten persischen Territorium mit Ausnahme der unter russischem Einfluß stehenden fünf nördlichen Provinzen nach Erdöl zu suchen +

Fundstellen auszubeuten + das Öl zu exportieren.

Dagegen verpflichtete sich D'Arcy, im Laufe von zwei Jahren eine oder mehrere Gesellschaften zur Durchführung dieses Projekts zu gründen, der iranischen Regierung

16 % seiner jährlichen Profite sowie einen Barbetrag von 20.000 Pfund auszuzahlen + ihr Aktien seines Unternehmens im Wert von 20.000 Pfund zu überlassen.

00.000.1919 bestanden die UK Engländer auf dem Abschluß eines Handelsvertrages, der Persien de facto zu einem UK britischen Protektorat machte), eine Neubelebung des geistigen + kulturellen Lebens einsetzte, die diesmal, trotz einer Analphabetenquote von 80 % -90 %, auch die breite Masse des Volkes ergriff.

Die Aktivierung des politischen Interesses + die Aufklärung der Bevölkerung, die bisher vorwiegend mit den irrationalen Elementen der Religion abgespeist worden war, hä .."
00.000.1919 Anglo-Persian Agreement of- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. URL: Editing

19.Okt.2004 Google Desktopsuche: Fotografisches Gedächtnis
Wer Ordnung hält, ist nur zu faul zum Suchen: Was einst als sarkastischer Kommentar über schlampige Zeitgenossen gemeint war, kann man künftig wörtlich nehmen.

Desktop-Suchsysteme erleichtern das Leben + liegen im Trend, + wie immer hat Google die Nase vorn. Was nicht bedeutet, dass der PC-Schnüffler keine Gefahren birgt.

19.Okt.2004 This article is about the corporation known as BP. See also BP (disambiguation)

BP (formerly British Petroleum and Amoco ) is a petroleum company headquartered in London,UK United Kingdom.

00.000.2001 BPAmoco was formed by what was officially described as the merger of British Petroleum + Amoco to avoid competition issues.

00.000.2001-00.000.2002 -after one year of joint operations- however, the two giants merged most operations + took on the initialism "BP," using the tagline "Beyond Petroleum."

00.000.2002 they became officially BP, with the letters officially meaning nothing.

00.000.2001 -around the time BP "merged" with Amoco- BP also acquired Arco.

00.000.0000-00.000.0000 -once- Arco was the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company.

00.000.197- -Previously (mid-1970s)- British Petroleum had acquired Standard Oil of Ohio or Sohio.

20.Oct.2004 Most Amoco gas stations in the USA are in the process of changing the look + name to BP British Petroleum.

However in some USA states, the buildings + pumps are changing to BP, but the signage is staying Amoco.

20.Oct.2004 It is speculated that Arco stations may soon be rebranded BP, but retain their Arco unique business practices.

Arco is also attached to the Convience Store AMPM which was included in the acquisition by BP . URL:

19.Okt.2004 Standard Oil of Ohio From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Standard Oil of Ohio or Sohio was an American oil company that was acquired by British Petroleum, now part of BP.

00.000.1911 -after the antitrust breakup -in- of Standard Oil -the original Standard Oil company founded by John D. Rockefeller- Standard Oil of Ohio or Sohio was one of the successor companies.

00.000.1970 -in the s- BP took majority ownership of the Standard Oil of Ohio or Sohio company in return for its BP share of the Prudhoe Bay oilfield in Alaska.

00.000.1987 -after all ## other Standard Oil descendants had ceased use of the name Standard , Standard of Ohio, proud to be the original, sought to corporately rebrand itself under the Standard name while continuing to use the Sohio brand + others to sell gas.

00.000.1987 00.000.1988 the next year However, BP bought out the minority interest + absorbed the Standard brands, 00.000.1991 Sohio being the last to go in.

00.000.2001 When BP merged with Amoco, its American headquarters moved from the former Standard Oil building on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago. URL:

00.000.2001-19.Okt.2004 ChevronTexaco From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. URL:

00.000.2001 ChevronTexaco, formed by merger of Chevron Corporation + Texaco, headquartered in San Ramon, California, is a large USA United States oil company.

00.000.2003 it was revealed that ChevronTexaco had engaged in illegal trade with Iraq +

00.000.2003 ChevronTexaco had had to pay a 14.000 $ fourteen thousand $ fine to the USA government. See also: Gulf Oil

05.Sep.2004 It's too easy to blame bin Laden -Jason Burke- The Observer
Heads of security services + governments around the world have something in common with bin Laden, Osama.

They all stand to benefit from exaggerating the capabilities of al-Qaeda.

The idea that bin Laden is a global terrorist mastermind, able to engender violence worldwide, flatters him + helps in the competition with other terrorist outfits for recruits + funds.

The benefits of myth-making are also clear to the Russians (+ the Uzbeks + Filipinos + Algerians, to name but three serial human-rights abusing governments who constantly claim, disingenuously, that the insurgents that they are fighting in their respective lands are linked to 'al-Qaeda').

Active participation in the 'war against terror' triggers a flood of material + moral support from Washington as well as legitimising tactics the West otherwise wouldn't approve of. It means long-term grudges underpinning any insurgency – discrimination + economic mismanagement + repression - can be ignored + the 'al-Qaeda bogeyman' blamed instead. URL:,,1297657,00.html

19.Okt.2004 11:37 FARO Explosões provocadas pela PSP assustam população

Ao que tudo indica foi o próprio Comando Nacional da PSP que provocou, esta terça-feira, as duas explosões na zona da Senhora da Saúde, em Faro.

Tudo não passou de um exercício que causou o pânico e o alarme na população.
As explosões deflagraram numa área descampada, mas que tem por perto algumas casas e um centro comercial.
A PSP de Faro garantiu que não sabia de nada e que a responsabilidade das duas deflagrações é do Comando Nacional da PSP.
Terá sido esta última unidade que deu ordens para a equipa de inactivação de engenhos explosivos fazer este simulacro.
A primeira explosão, que ocorreu cerca das 07:00 horas, provocou um grande susto às pessoas que moram nas imediações, na medida em que as suas casas e camas tremeram.
A PSP de Faro andou a inquirir as pessoas que ouviram a primeira explosão e a perguntar se tinham visto alguém nas imediações, mas o Relações Públicas do Comando Nacional da Polícia, Hipólito Cunha, nega que tenha havido descoordenação entre duas as entidades.URL:
19.Okt.2004 Google Desktopsuche: Fotografisches Gedächtnis
XXL-Züchtung: Super-Meerschwein schmeckt nach mehr

19.Okt.2004 Blutprobe: Umweltgifte in EU-Ministern gefunden

19.Okt.2004 Atomgespräche in Peking: China erhöht Druck auf Nordkorea

19.Okt.2004 Pharmaindustrie: "Langzeitstudien sind nicht in jedem Fall vernünftig"

19.Okt.2004 US-Autor Jonathan Lethem: Die Geheimnisse von Brooklyn

19.Okt.2004 Internet-Telefonie: 032-Vorwahlen schon Anfang 2005

19.Okt.2004 Truppenverlegung im Irak: Briten wollen US-Armee aushelfen

19.Okt.2004 Erziehungsdiktatur Amerika: To park or not to park

19.Okt.2004 Indiens Robin Hood getötet: "Wir wollen seine durchlöcherte Leiche sehen"

19.Okt.2004 Herbstgutachten: Hoffnungen auf einen starken Aufschwung sind verflogen

19.Okt.2004 Mathematische Vorhersage: Wie eine Seuche die Welt überzieht

19.Okt.2004 Opel-Proteste: In Rüsselsheim, Antwerpen und Eisenach stehen die Bänder still

19.Okt.2004 Recht: Urteile des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte nicht zwingend

19.Okt.2004 Pakistan: Die Liaison des Einbeinigen

19.Okt.2004 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Der Skandal des Antisemitismus ist quicklebendig"

19.Okt.2004 BSI: Viren-Info per Newsletter

19.Okt.2004 Iraq: When Soldiers Say No

19.Okt.2004 Monopoly-Spiel in der Goldbranche: Südafrikaner und Russen pokern um Macht

19.Okt.2004 Tech-Koloss: IBM legt in schwieriger Zeit zu

19.Okt.2004 Irak: USA greifen Ziele in Falludscha an

19.Okt.2004 Proteste gegen Sparpläne: Wut der 40.000 trifft GM in ganz Europa

19.Okt.2004 Terrorrazzien in Spanien: Polizei nimmt mutmaßliche islamistische Extremisten fest

19.Okt.2004 Migration aus Nordafrika: Beckstein will Bundeswehr Flüchtlingslager bauen lassen

19.Okt.2004 US-Wahlkampf: "Bush ist jenseits der Inkompetenz"

19.Okt.2004 URL:
FBI probes DOD office - (United Press International) ... FBI probes DOD office By Richard Sale UPI Intelligence Correspondent. ... formerly known
as the Pentagon's Office of Special ... teams of FBI agents, FBI officials told ...

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19.Okt.2004 What is one to make of this lack of reportorial curiousity about evidence of a massive fraud--possible cheating by the president on three nationally televised campaign debates--on the part of the national media?

If it were just a matter of lousy news judgement, it would be bad enough, but the fact that both the Times + the Post saw the need to publish serious stories about the matter the day the story broke, and that CNN saw it as important enough to air on CNN International, shows that something worse is going on -the deliberate deep-sixing of a story embarrassing to the president.

The White House + the Bush campaign, for their part, continue to dismiss questions about what Bush was wearing in the debates + on other occasions, by attributing the story to "the Internet."

In fact, as has been the case with many of the important stories about the Iraq war + the Bush administration, the Internet is proving to be where the real journalism is happening.

19.Okt.2004 Since writing my initial expose in Salon magazine, I was deluged with requests for interviews by local station news programs + talk show hosts, all of whom gave the story serious coverage. Bu no calls from national radio news programs--not even NPR, which never did a piece, only a commentary a week late on its On the Media program.

On the big TV networks, the story was handled as comic relief.

It made Letterman, Leno and Comedy Central, but not the news programs--though they are the ones with the video archives which reporters should be combing for more evidence of Bush's high-tech speaking aids.

If they bothered to do such digging, they'd find, as I have, that Bush also had that peculiar bulge on his back on other important occasions, as when he went to answer questions from the 11.Sep.2001 Commission.

Would Americans want to know about that? I should think they would. URL:
19.Okt.2004 Let's start with CNN.

This once daring + innovative all-news television network, after falling into the hands of Time-Warner and particularly of late, has become so frightened by the marketing success of Fox News that it has virtually become a clone of Rupert Murdoch's semi-official Bush propaganda network. This became apparent to me when I was living in Taiwan last spring. The CNN International edition I watched in Kaohsiung was showing graphic reports of slain civilian victims of U.S. bombs in Iraq + of dead and wounded American troops--images that my friends back home in the U.S. weren't seeing.

Obviously, CNN had the tape + felt it was newsworthy, or they wouldn't have been showing such scenes abroad, but they were hiding it all from the viewers at home. URL:
19.Okt.2004 The scandal of George Bush's earpiece debate cheating device continues to grow.

I just got a look at the full Fox tape of President Bush's May '04 joint news conference with French President Jaques Chirac.

In that tape, as in several other tapes I've seen, Bush can be heard seemingly getting prompting from another voice.

About 12 seconds into the piece, the leading voice says, "And I look forward to working to" Bush comes in with "And I look workin'And I look forward to workin' to"

The verbal slip-up makes it clear that this is no electronic echo or sound synchronization problem.

At another point, about one minute + sixteen seconds into the tape, the leading voice lets out a loud exhale of breath. Bush does not follow suit.

There is no preceding voice when a reporter is heard asking a question.

Also, at one minute + 28 seconds into this tape, Bush reaches up + manipulates something in his ear, at which point there is a static noise + the sound of a speaker acting up, until he removes his fingers from his ear.

There is no wire going up to his ear, indicating that the earpiece in his right ear is wireless.URL:
18.Oct.2004 The truly horrific part is that, these two candidates are killing real people and they are destroying real countries. Bush in his capacity as the U.S. President and Kerry in his capacity as a U.S. Senator.

Their combined actions as politicians are what defines the psycho-politics that have captured the world and are holding every person on the planet as hostage. It is just insane.
18.Oct.2004 Humans are only to be considered ’sound bites’ and some great video footage of ’collateral damage’.
18.Oct.2004 Bush waged his preemptive war on Iraq and Congress sat on Capitol Hill and remained silent.

The people of USA have for the most part, remained complicit + silent as Bush does his very best to finish his preemptive genocide on the Iraqi people before someone, anyone in the USA wakes up + starts to ask the questions.
18.Oct.2004 Presidents, Prime Ministers + psycho-politics

26.Aug.2002 Dick Cheney : “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.”
28.Apr.2003 Tony Blair “Before people crow about the absence of weapons of mass destruction, I suggest they wait a bit.”
06.May 2003 George W. Bush “I’m not surprised if we begin to uncover the weapons program of Saddam Hussein--because he had a weapons program.”
“Saddam Hussein destroyed his last weapons of mass destruction

more than a decade ago +

his capacity to build new ones

had been dwindling for years

by the time of the Iraq invasion.” Charles Duelfer Iraq Survey Group

18.Oct.2004 Fallujah negotiator questions Zarqawi ultimatum

Iraq's interim prime minister has threatened to attack Fallujah unless it turns in foreign militants, but a negotiator for the rebel-held city said its people were being asked to chase shadows.

Iyad Allawi told Iraq's interim assembly that Fallujah must surrender Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, America's top enemy in Iraq, or face military action.

"We want to know what proof there is that Zarqawi is in Fallujah," Hatem Maddab, a member of a Fallujah negotiating committee, told Arabic Al Jazeera television, adding that the government had now halted peace talks.

US warplanes have repeatedly struck at targets the military says are hideouts used by Zarqawi and his followers in the Sunni Muslim city 50 kilometres west of Baghdad.

"Zarqawi is like the weapons of mass destruction that America invaded Iraq for," Mr Maddab said, alluding to Saddam Hussein's arsenal of banned arms that proved not to exist.

"We hear about that name (Zarqawi), but he is not here. More than 20 or 30 homes have been bombarded because of this Zarqawi and his followers but only women, children and the elderly have been affected," the negotiator added.

He said the fate of Zarqawi had not been raised in talks with the interim government aimed at restoring state authority in Fallujah before nationwide elections due in January.

"At this point in time, the negotiations are halted for the sake of consultation. We did not suspend any negotiations ... they were stopped by the government," Mr Maddab said.

Most wanted man /
18.Oct.2004 Best thing that can happen: Kerry wins in the electoral college but loses the popular vote. That way, we can finally get the country united against this outdated system.
PS -- I hear the bulge got mentioned on "Meet the Press." How much longer can the GOP laugh this one off? /
18.Oct.2004 Khashoggi + cults? Daniel Hopsicker has a
startling new piece on the Heaven's Gate suicide cult + its alleged links to - get this - Saudi wheeler-dealer Khashoggi, Adnan.
18.Oct.2004 Promptergate: The best evidence Read this new piece by David Lindorff
right now. He presents what may be the best evidence so far that we are dealing with a very real situation.
For those of you who still prefer to believe that the Bush-in-France "pre-echo" was a mere technical glitch, as opposed to evidence of prompting -- prepare to have your comforting illusions shattered. /

18.Oct.2004 Unfit for service New information with regard to the meaning of a special code which appears on George W. Bush’s Air National Guard discharge papers indicates that he was being thrown out of the Air National Guard for failing “to possess the required military qualifications for his grade or specialty, or does not meet the mental, moral, professional or physical standards of the Air Force.” In other words, he was unfit for service. For the full details,
see here.
The only question: Who pulled strings to make sure this fact did not continue to haunt W?

18.Oct.2004 Competitive zeal, a desire to boost ratings, bullheadedness--all these factors may have contributed to "Rather-gate," CBS's gaffe led by Dan Rather over the presumably fake documents about George W. Bush's National Guard career. It is a painfully familiar story: Hyper-competitive people who push the boundaries of truth (or of the law) are everywhere.
What makes the CBS story so tantalizing is that "lay people"--call them readers or viewers or just plain old ordinary Joes and Janes, anyone but professional journalists--were the truth squad. A few people who knew a lot about typewriter fonts began asking well-informed questions the online journals known as blogs. A decade ago, these people might have shared their musings with their friends or in a letter to a local newspaper. (The newspaper, of course, might have ignored it.) But these days, it takes no more clicks to reach a blog as it does to reach CBS's own Web site. And in a matter of days, the questions raised in those blogs forced CBS to 'fess up that it didn't have its facts nailed down. URL:

18.Oct.2004 On-chip firewall guards PCs

18.Oct.2004 4:6:53 PM U.S. stocks gain as oil falls; IBM gains after-hours

18.Oct.2004 Video: Artificial Heart Approved
18.Oct.2004 5:15 PM
FDA Approves Artificial Heart
Oct.2004 AM ET WASHINGTON - The national security adviser under the first President Bush (news - web sites) says the current president acted contemptuously toward NATO (news - web sites) + Europe after 11.Sep.2001 + is NOW trying to cooperate now out of desperation to "rescue a failing venture" in Iraq (news - web sites) + Afghanistan (news - web sites).

Brent Scowcroft, a mentor to the current national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites), also said in an interview published in UK that Bush is inordinately influenced by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites).

"Sharon just has him wrapped around his little finger," Scowcroft told London's Financial Times.

"I think the president is mesmerized." URL:
Recent overtures to cooperate in Afghanistan and Iraq with the United Nations (
news - web sites) and NATO were "as much an act of desperation as anything else ... to rescue a failing venture." URL:
18.Oct.2004 On Israel and Sharon, the former security adviser said Sharon calls Bush after strongly retaliating for a Palestinian suicide attack and says: "`I'm on the front line of terrorism,' and the president says, `Yes, you are.'Scowcroft said Sharon "has been nothing but trouble." " URL:

18.Oct.2004 Consider this: stay out of American electoral politics. Unless you would like a company of US Navy Seals - Republican to a man - to descend upon the offices of the Guardian, bag the lot of you + transport you to Guantanamo Bay, where you can share quarters with some lonely Taliban shepherd boys. USA URL:,,1329728,00.html

19.Oct.2004 Ruling sends press freedom reeling URL:

18.Oct.2004 The European Court has quietly brushed aside 50 years of international case law in a landmark judgement on press freedom

by ruling that Brussels does not have to comply with European human rights codes.

In a judgement with profound implications for civil liberties, European judges backed efforts by the European Commission to obtain the computers + address books + phone records + 1000 pages of notes seized by Belgian police - on EU instructions - from Hans-Martin Tillack, the former Brussels correspondent of the German news magazine Stern .

It is a test case of whether the European Court will adhere to the democratic freedoms + liberal principles upheld for the last half-century by Europe's leading rights watchdog, the non-EU Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, or whether it will pursue a more authoritarian line as its power grows.

Tillack had written a series of hard-hitting exposes of EU fraud + skulduggery, relying on inside sources.

By obtaining his archive of investigative files amassed over five years, the commission can identify sources + "burn" a generation of EU whistleblowers.

Tillack was arrested by Belgian police in March + held incommunicado for 10 hours for allegedly bribing an official to obtain internal EU documents.

The action was requested "urgently" by the EU's anti-fraud office, which said Tillack was about to leave for the USA. In fact, he was moving back to Hamburg.

Leaked anti-fraud office documents have since shown that the allegation was concocted over dinner between two commission spokesmen.

Raymond Kendall, the former Interpol chief + now head of an anti-fraud office oversight board, testified to the House of Lords in May that officials had acted improperly "purely on the basis of hearsay" and were "obviously" in collusion with Belgian police to identify Tillack's sources.

Tillack filed a lawsuit at the European Court with the backing of the International Federation of Journalists to block commission access to his records.

The federation pleaded that the EU's attempt to identify a journalist's sources in that way was a "flagrant violation" of press protection established over many years in European Convention law.

If the commission was allowed to sift through his records, it would render investigative journalism "virtually impossible" in Brussels.

The EU's Court of First Instance ruled against Tillack last week on the grounds that the case was a strictly Belgian matter.

The European judges accepted commission claims that it played no role in Tillack's arrest, despite the leaked anti-fraud office documents that show it orchestrated the raid from the outset.

The Telegraph, London

18.Oct.2004 Yeshiva student apologizes to archbishop for spitting : A yeshiva student who spat at the Armenian archbishop in Israel and at a 17th-century cross during last week's procession marking the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem's Old City has met with heads of the Armenian community and apologized for his actions, police said Sunday.

18.Oct.2004 Jerusalem's disgrace : "It is intolerable that Christian citizens of Jerusalem suffer from the shameful spitting at or near a crucifix. Similar behavior toward Jews anywhere in the world would immediately prompt vehement responses."

18.Oct.2004 Any means necessary : In the 00.000.1960 s, police dogs + billy clubs kept black Americans from the polls. Today's methods are more refined

18.Oct.2004 Changing Electoral College not likely: "When you vote for president ... you are not in fact voting directly for a candidate.

You are indicating who you wish the votes of your state to be cast for in the Electoral College," said Steve Easton, a political scientist from the University of Missouri.

18.Oct.2004 Maureen Dowd: Vote and Be Damned: First Dick Cheney said that supporting John Kerry could lead to another terrorist attack.

Then Dennis Hastert said Al Qaeda would be more successful under a Kerry presidency than under President Bush.

Now the Catholic bishops have upped the ante, indicating that voting for a candidate with Mr. Kerry's policies could lead to eternal damnation.

18.Oct.2004 Kerry says Bush has 'January surprise' -- cutting Social Security benefits: Accusing President Bush of plotting a "January surprise" to cut Social Security benefits, Sen. John Kerry Bush told voters here and in Ohio yesterday that Bush's plans for "privatizing" the entitlement program could cost them as much as 45 percent of their monthly checks.

18.Oct.2004 Ruling sends press freedom reeling: The European Court has quietly brushed aside 50 years of international case law in a landmark judgement on press freedom by ruling that Brussels does not have to comply with European human rights codes.

18.Oct.2004 Australia rejects UN troops request: The Foreign Ministry has confirmed Australia has rejected suggestions it send more troops to Iraq to help protect the United Nations mission there.

18.Oct.2004 Afghan Candidate Claims Fraud in Elections : The chief rival of interim President Hamid Karzai said he has evidence of organized fraud in Afghanistan's election and accused the U.N.-Afghan electoral commission on Monday of ignoring his complaints.

18.Oct.2004 'When we came back they had destroyed all the houses' : Chris McGreal reports from Jabaliya refugee camp

18.Oct.2004 Israel violating international law by destroying homes in Gaza : According to a human rights report released Monday.

18.Oct.2004 EU sanction expected over Gaza : The Foreign Ministry fears an increase in European pressure on Israel, up to and including the possibility of suspending Israel's free-trade agreement with the European Union, in light of the growing European criticism of Israel's actions in the territories and of the policy declarations emanating from Jerusalem.

18.Oct.2004 No Atonement: The New Ten Commandments for Israel's National Policies

18.Oct.2004 Ralph Nader: Criticizing Israel is Not Anti-Semitism: A Letter to Abraham Foxman

18.Oct.2004 Muslim peacekeepers for Iraq nixed: Bush said no to plan to send Muslim peacekeepers to Iraq to help UN organize elections

18.Oct.2004 How The U.S. Bought Off Poland: U.S. dollars wooed ally in Iraq coalition: As the Bush administration scrambled last year to pull together a "coalition of the willing" to wage a war in Iraq, it simultaneously negotiated and financed an unprecedented multibillion-dollar arms deal with Poland - a compact that promises to funnel at least $6 billion in U.S. investments into the former Warsaw Pact nation, which has become one of the USA' primary wartime supporters.

18.Oct.2004 Annan: World not safer after Iraq war : Annan has previously described the US-led war that toppled Saddam Hussein as "illegal

18.Oct.2004 UK: No10 did not tell truth about Iraq, says diplomat who quit : A high-flying diplomat who helped frame the Government arguments that laid the groundwork for the Iraq war, has resigned because Downing Street "did not tell the whole truth" about the Iraqi threat.

18.Oct.2004 Former CIA man casts doubt on Iraq's WMD

18.Oct.2004 A War Without Reason: This is a war that never made sense and now we are seeing - from the troops on the ground, from our allies overseas and increasingly from the population here at home - the inevitable reluctance to forge ahead with the madness.

18.Oct.2004 Eric Margolis : Yankees are blind to blundering Bush : Why do so many Americans still support George W. Bush after all those damning revelations about Iraq? That's the question I'm invariably asked when abroad.

18.Oct.2004 Howard Zinn: Our War on Terrorism: Unless we reexamine our policies--our quartering of soldiers in a hundred countries (the quartering of foreign soldiers, remember, was one of the grievances of the American revolutionaries), our support of the occupation of Palestinian lands, our insistence on controlling the oil of the Middle East--we will always live in fear

18.Oct.2004 Ex-Security Adviser Rips Bush Diplomacy : Brent Scowcroft, a mentor to the current national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, also said in an interview published in England that Bush is inordinately influenced by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

18.Oct.2004 Report: U.S. Troops Undersupplied in Iraq: The former U.S. commander in Iraq issued an urgent plea to the Pentagon last winter for supplies, saying he was unable to sustain readiness.

18.Oct.2004 -: Dear Limey assholes : Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two shits what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies

18.Oct.2004 The erudite and soft spoken of Clark County, Ohio: If Americans truly do not care how the world sees USA + Americans, we are doomed as a nation + people.

18.Oct.2004 Oil Prices Fall On Profit-Taking Associated Press -

18.Oct.2004 PM ET November crude futures traded at $53.20 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a decline of 3%.

18.Oct.2004 After consultations with some Arab countries on ways to avoid a crisis, the USA has decided to arrange a military coup with the assistance of young Baathists + some Iraqi secular figures. The disarming of the Iraqi Shia and the accusations claiming that former members of the Badr Brigades and SCIRI have assassinated members of Iraq’s National Intelligence Agency are the first steps of the military coup in Iraq. URL:

18.Oct.2004 Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi’s government’s insistence on disarming the Shia groups and the questionable visits of Iraqi officials to Jordan reveal that a conspiracy against the Iraqi nation is being formed.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the Al-Dalim, Al-Takrit, Al-Jabour, and Al-A’ni tribes have kept their arms and are being prepared to play an active role in Iraq’s political future, while most of the Iraqi Shia groups in central and southern Iraq have handed over their weapons. URL:
18.Oct.2004 It is common practice for the lower ranks of the police and military forces to be trained in their home country. Usually only high-ranking officers and commanders are sent abroad for training.

In light of this, the fact that new recruits to the Iraqi police and the newly-established military forces have been dispatched to Jordan indicates that they are going to be prepared for a significant mission.

On the other hand, the USA has sent 60 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials to Jordan on the pretext that they will be interrogating some Al-Qaeda members. This is also part of the U.S. plot to stage a military coup against the Iraqi nation. URL:
18.Oct.2004 The sudden dispatch of over 50,000 Iraqi military + police forces to Jordan for training is a sign that something is afoot. URL:
18.Oct.2004 Hidden players brewing coup in Iraq -The recent activities of the USA + some of Iraq’s neighboring countries as well as some undiplomatic statements by several Iraqi military and security officials indicate that a military coup against the majority in Iraq is being planned.

The recent irresponsible statements of Iraqi National Intelligence chief Mohammed al-Shahwani suggest that internal + foreign elements are forming a conspiracy to surreptitiously return remnants of the Baath Party to power.

In addition, it is a bad omen that the staff of Iraq’s National Intelligence Agency is mainly made up of former Baath Party members. URL:

18.Oct.2004 3 Cheshvan 5765, Monday, October 18, 2004 21:48

18.Oct.2004 Bush's core Republican support lies in the suburbs and Bible-belt rural areas, where many people rely on TV sound bites for their world view, and have little understanding of history, geography or foreign affairs. This is the new "dumbed-down Republicans Party," fertile ground for nationalist hysteria, religious extremism, and anti-foreign xenophobia

18.Oct.2004 Republicans don't care. Amazingly, a recent CNN/USA Today poll showed 62% of Republicans still believe Iraq was behind 11.Sep.2001 . This is after a flood of contrary evidence and Duelfer's report.

How can Republicans remain so blinkered? Part of the fault lies with the sycophantic national media, which collaborated with the Bush administration in whipping up war fever. The media still are not telling people the truth about Iraq, Afghanistan, or the so-called war on terrorism.

The media utterly failed to remind Americans that Bush, who loves to play war leader, actually claimed Iraqi drone aircraft were poised to fly off ships in the North Atlantic and bombard America with germs. Bush should have been laughed out of office for believing and promoting this comic-book nonsense.

Many Republicans simply don't see what the rest of the world does. So what if Iraq was no threat? Don't bother these golf club Rambos with details. They're delighted to see the U.S. pounding Arabs in revenge for 11.Sep.2001 .

"In 2003," he writes, "the U.S. invaded a country that did not threaten us, had not attacked us + did not want war with us, to disarm it of weapons we have since discovered it did not have."

White House assurances that U.S. troops would be greeted in Iraq with flowers were as laughable as its pledges Mideast peace and democracy would ensue.

Chief U.S. arms inspector Charles Duelfer's recent, 960-page report contradicted almost every Bush administration prewar claim about Iraq, which were used to justify an illegal war that has killed 20,000 Iraqis and more than 1,000 Americans, caused 14,000 U.S. casualties and will soon have cost $200 billion US -- when Washington can't even supply flu vaccine.
Causa Buttiglione: Vatikan beschwert sich über neue Inquisition

18.Oct.2004 Urananreicherung: Iran will über sein Atomprogramm verhandeln

19.Okt.2004 Zum anderen will es nicht so recht wie ein Zufall aussehen, dass die Message aus dem Irak so kurz vor der 02.Nov.2004 anstehenden Präsidentschaftswahl in den USA an die Öffentlichkeit dringt.

Eine Hypothese:

Die nun geoffenbarte Verbindung zwischen al-Qaida + dem Irak stärkt den Amtsinhaber George W. Bush,

der mit diesem Argument in den Krieg gezogen war - und eben das wollen die Terroristen erreichen.

Denn für die Stilisierung ihres Dschihads als Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse, Islam und Christentum, eignet sich Bush unbestritten besser als sein Herausforderer John F. Kerry.

Für beide Theorien fehlen freilich noch Indizien, die über das Schreiben Sarkawis hinausgehen. URL:,1518,323713,00.html
18.Oct.2004 Treueschwur für Bin Laden: Sarkawis mysteriöse Message

19.Okt.2004 Anschläge von Madrid: Innenministerium schlug Geheimdienstwarnungen in Wind

18.Oct.2004 US-Präsidentschaftswahl: Florida öffnet die Wahllokale

18.Oct.2004 "Zwölf Stämme": Sieben Väter widerstandslos verhaftet

18.Oct.2004 Interview zum Hirnforschungs-Manifest: "Gehirne schaffen Wunderbares"

18.Oct.2004 Suchaktion unterbrochen: "Ötzi"-Entdecker in den Alpen verschollen

18.Oct.2004 Datenschutz-Studie: Haarsträubende Sicherheitsmängel in Behörden

18.Oct.2004 Bakterielle Besiedler: Wie Mikroben den Menschen kapern

18.Oct.2004 Hilferuf im Irak: USA bitten Briten um Truppenverlegung

18.Oct.2004 Jagdtaktik der Killerwale: Überraschungsangriff im Rudel

18.Oct.2004 Wall-Street-Ausblick: Das Ende des Telefons

18.Oct.2004 Protest in Bochum und Rüsselsheim: "Ab jetzt tut das Opel richtig weh"

18.Oct.2004 Volvo Concept Car 3CC: Rauchloser Renner

18.Oct.2004 Irak: Partisanen gefährdeten Nachschub der US-Armee

18.Oct.2004 Großer Erreger: Monstervirus als Lebewesen anerkannt

18.Oct.2004 Opinion: A War Without Reason

18.Oct.2004 Konjunkturkiller: Öl jetzt teurer als 55 Dollar pro Barrel

18.Oct.2004 Freies Land, freier Handel: USA kippen das Gänseleberpasteten-Embargo

18.Oct.2004 Zutaten:
1 mittelgroße gewürfelte Zwiebel
25 g Butter
500 g trockener Toast, Brötchen oder Brezel
1/4 l warme Milch (ca. 65 Grad)
3 Eier
1 kleines Bund gehackter Petersilie
Salz, Pfeffer, Muskat

600 g Pilze (Steinpilze, Pfifferlinge, Maronen, Birkenpilze, was Sie im Wald finden und - wichtig! - kennen)
4 Stangen Frühlingslauch
3 Zweige Thymian
1 Zweig Rosmarin
25 g Butter
1 gehackte Knoblauchzehe
200 ml Sahne
100 ml Weißwein
Salz, Pfeffer

18.Oct.2004 Zukunft des Mobiltelefons: 20 Gramm leicht, zwei Tonnen schwer

18.Oct.2004 US-Wahlkampf: TV-Duelle verloren - doch in Umfrage führt Bush klar

18.Oct.2004 Freeman's Food: Zurück zur Natur