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10.Nov.2004 Washington - "Der Präsident hat die Rücktrittsgesuche angenommen", sagte Sprecher Scott McClellan.

Das Ende der Amtszeit Ashcrofts (62) hatte sich bereits im Vorfeld angedeutet.

Er gilt als Symbol der Erzkonservativen.

Bush brauche bei den Verhandlungen mit den Demokraten über die kontroversen Gesetze zur inneren Sicherheit keinen Polarisierer + "Terminator", sondern einen Vermittler,

schreibt die Zeitschrift "U.S News&World Report". Aussichtsreichster Nachfolger sei Ashcrofts früherer Vize Larry Thompson, der als erster Schwarzer dieses Regierungsamt übernehmen könnte.

Abwanderungsgedanken werden Heimatschutzminister Tom Ridge, 59, nachgesagt.
Bush-Kabinett: US-Minister Ashcroft und Evans zurückgetreten

09.Nov.2004 Niederlande: Islamische Schule in Brand gesetzt

USA News Sources

AP Wire

Christian Science Monitor

Foreign Affairs

The Nation



US Alternative Newspapers

Village Voice

International News Sources

African Newspapers

Arabic News Online

Asian Newspapers

BBC News

Daily Telegraph (London)

Eurasia News - Afghanistan

European Newspapers

The Globe and Mail

Ha' Aretz

International Herald Tribune

National Post - Canada

South American Newspapers

Sydney Morning Herald

The Times (London)

Times of India

09.Nov.2004 Testing Limits

The drumbeat of bad news from Iraq has tested the limits of even the administration's formidable capacity to influence how the American people view the Iraq reality. Pro-Bush news outlets continue to complain about excessively negative coverage and to tout administration successes, such as the painting of schools. But the images of death and destruction have made many Americans wonder if the war was worth the price.

The war's fallout also has put the Republicans' two-decade-old "perception management" strategy under the greatest stress since it became official policy during Ronald Reagan's first term.

14.Jan.1983 President Reagan formally initiated the strategy by signing classified National Security Decision Directive 77. At the time, the White House worried that a repeat of Vietnam-type anti-war sentiment might constrain U.S. foreign policy in Central America and elsewhere. Also known as “public diplomacy,” the project had a more overt side that sought to build support for U.S. policy abroad, but it also had a less-visible domestic component that targeted the American people and the press.

I describe the evolution of this process in detail in my new book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq . In essence, however, one could say that the propaganda techniques that the CIA long used abroad came home to roost in the 1980s.

Under “perception management” theory, an intelligence service follows several steps to bring a target population into line with a desired point of view. First, the population’s cultural tendencies are analyzed to ascertain its weaknesses and determine where its “hot buttons” are. Then, propaganda “themes” are developed to exploit these cultural inclinations.

On a parallel track, media outlets and think tanks are built – or bought – to ensure that the “themes” are pumped into the public discourse. Often, humor and ridicule are used as the most effective way to destroy an opponent.

For more than half a century, the CIA has employed “perception management” tactics abroad.

00.000.1953 -In CIA campaign to overthrow Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, for instance, the CIA pushed a propaganda “theme” that Mossadegh was an eccentric because he supposedly wore a bathrobe in the office.

Other strategies took aim at entire political movements.

In Vietnam, the CIA concluded that Vietnamese were superstitious, so the agency wrote up false astrological reports to predict catastrophe for Ho Chi Minh’s forces.

The CIA’s success often depended on how much media capacity the intelligence officers covertly controlled.

Countering Watergate  

00.000.1970 -s-In the late- leading USA conservatives became convinced of their need for this type of domestic infrastructure.

President Richard Nixon had been ousted over the Watergate scandal; U.S. forces were driven out of Vietnam; and embarrassing secrets were disclosed about the CIA.

In essence, conservatives became convinced that segments of the American population, the national news media and even elements of the CIA’s analytical division had become threats to the national security.

Nixon’s former Treasury Secretary William Simon took the lead in pulling together conservative foundations to invest tens of millions of dollars in think tanks, media outlets and attack groups. Even larger sums – hundreds of millions of dollars – came from South Korean theocrat Sun Myung Moon, who apparently tapped into mysterious funding sources in Asia and South America. [For more on the sources of Moon’s money, see Secrecy & Privilege .]

00.000.1976 George H.W. Bush’s year as CIA director had enabled him to build relationships of trust with a number of CIA officers whose careers ended under President Jimmy Carter.

00.000.1976 The Republican strategy benefited from that coincidence

00.000.1980 Bush brought many of these ex-spies into national politics when he ran for the presidency + then was Reagan’s vice presidential running mate.

CIA veterans, such as Donald Gregg and Walter Raymond Jr., also staffed important White House offices after the Reagan-Bush team took power.

These CIA professionals didn’t leave their intelligence training behind at Langley

26.Oct.2004 URL:
Jon Stewart v. 'Perception Management' By Robert Parry
Election 2004 is turning out to be a surprising test for the old Reagan-Bush concept of “perception management,” as more and more Americans question the official story on Iraq and seek alternative views, sometimes from satirical programs like Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” URL:

06.Nov.2004 XYZ 110604.html">Evidence of a Second Bush Coup? Election experts are struggling to explain why exit polls showed John Kerry winning by three percentage points when George W. Bush ended up on top by about that same margin. Some Democrats suspect that the Bush campaign may have employed CIA-style "cyber-war" techniques to manipulate the ballot results, a theoretical possibility but one that so far lacks evidentiary support.

04.Nov.2004 Top Priority: Media Infrastructure
Liberals face an urgent challenge to begin correcting the imbalance in the U.S. news media that has been caused by a quarter-century-old conservative commitment to build right-wing media outlets, ranging  from a 24-hour cable news network to Internet bloggers. Some of the consequences include causing the mainstream press to scuttle ever rightward and solidifying rural America as "red-state" bastions.

09.Nov.2004 Bush's 'Incredible' Vote Tallies George W. Bush's vote tallies, especially in the critical state of Florida where he earned more votes than registered Republicans, are so statistically stunning that they test the bounds of believability. Democratic activists, who worked hard to turn out millions of new voters for John Kerry, are wondering how the GOP pulled it off.

15.Oct.2004 Kerry Attacker Protected Rev. Moon The producer of an anti-John Kerry video, which will be aired on stations across the USA before the. 02.Nov.2004 election, also attacked federal investigators who were cracking down on Rev. Sun Myung Moon's mysterious money flows in the 1980s. A book by Carlton Sherwood helped silence Moon's critics + enabled the South Korean theocrat to continue funneling hundreds of millions of dollars into the USA political process.
Bush: Beyond Reason An aide to George W. Bush mocks what the White House calls the "reality-based community," making Election 2004 look increasingly like it has become a test of whether mysticism or empiricism will control U.S. actions in the world. Bush has used a variety of signals to persuade a swath of American voters that he is a messenger from God.
Jon Stewart v. 'Perception Management' The unrelenting bad news from Iraq is testing the limits of the old Reagan-Bush strategy of "perception management," using propaganda techniques to influence how the American people view international events. But another threat is the emergence of dissident sources of news, including the parody news program, Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show."

23.Sep.2004 Submitted
In Atlanta, 14% of Black Men Can't Vote Fears, Darryl; Washington Post; 

The Sentencing Project released a study yesterday showing that about 14 % of black men in Atlanta cannot vote because they are in prison, on probation or on parole. [Click here for the full article]

26.Aug.2004 Groups Say GOP Moves to Stifle Vote Becker, Jo; Washington Post; NAACP + other civil rights leaders charge that Republican Party is mounting a campaign to keep African Americans + other minority voters away from the voting polls. [Click here for the full article]

09.Nov.2004 Today's vote fraud links - Keith Olberman of NBC has come out on this issue. You can read his column here, + watch his report here. Damn good reporting.
Expect to see the con-intern demonize Olberman as they did Michael Moore. Olberman will either lose his job or find another subject. Until that happens, follow his work.
Cuyahoga County : I earlier linked to
this page, which reveals that some precincts received many (MANY) more votes than registered voters. It should be noted that Cuyahoga is a blue county in Ohio, and, as I recall, one of the last to be counted on election night. It went 66% for Kerry, who did slightly better than Albert Gore fared. Republicans can argue that any fake votes may have gone to Kerry. On the other hand, "salting" the Bush total in a blue county would be tactically clever, since a Democrat is unlikely to call for a recount in an area with a Democratic victory.
The afore-cited page links to
this report from Columbus, which includes this paragraph:
Touch screen voting machines in Youngstown OH were registering "George W. Bush" when people pressed "John F. Kerry" ALL DAY LONG. This was reported immediately after the polls opened + reported over and over again throughout the day + yet the bogus machines were inexplicably kept in use THROUGHOUT THE DAY. You've seen pretty much those same words before. The
same phenomenon occurred in Florida and other states. If it were accidental, then a "false Kerry" screen would pop up as often as a "false Bush." I've yet to read of a furious Bush supporter complaining of such a thing.
Machine errors:
This page gives a good list. Example From North Carolina:
In Craven County, all vote totals in nine of the county's 26 precincts were electronically doubled, increasing the totals for president by 11,283 more than the number of votes cast. Correcting the mistake changed the outcome of at least one race. ES&S Votronic machines used. Automatic warning of double-counting didn't work. Turnout. Sam Parry of finds that the popular vote numbers
stretch credulity. Everyone knows that the Dems achieved incredible turnout, but Republicans always manage to turn out their base well; many believe that there was limited room for improvement on their side of the aisle. Rove's announced strategy concentrated on bringing out the four million evangelicals who had not voted in 2000. But Bush received nine million more votes than he did previously. (Much the same point is made here.)
But, even if one were to estimate that 100 percent of these Evangelical voters turned out for Bush in 2004 and that 100 percent of Bush’s 2000 supporters turned out again for him, this still leaves about 5 million new Bush voters unaccounted for.
Altogether, Bush’s new 9 million votes came mainly from the largest states in the country. But nowhere was Bush’s performance more incredible than in Florida, where Bush found roughly 1 million new voters, about 11 percent all new Bush voters nationwide and more than twice the number of new voters than in any other state other than Texas. Parry goes on to describe the odd situation in Palm Beach and Broward counties, where the Dems acquired 110,000 new registrants, while the Republicans achieved only 19,000. Kerry should have improved on the Gore's totals in 2000. "Instead, Bush actually increased his vote total in the two counties by earning about 5,000 more new voters than Kerry."
Subtle oddities of this sort offer the best indications of hugger-mugger. Remember: A truly clever tally-manipulator isn't going to do something obvious, like switch Los Angeles from red to blue. A crime of this sort requires finesse .
Now hear this. Amy Goodman's
interview with Bev Harris and Aviel Rubin is a must-read (or must listen, if you so choose).
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is part of the small consortium running our elections. And they have disturbing connections to Admiral Bill Owens (connected to Frank Carlucci and Dick Cheney) and former DCI Robert Gates. Do we really want a "former" CIA-guy counting our votes?
Is paper our savior?
Dissident Voice argues that paper trails won't solve the problem of machine voting.
More open: The New York Times summarizes a report on the exit polls.
The report also theorized that the poll results more frequently overstated support for Mr. Kerry than for President Bush because the Democratic nominee's supporters were more open to pollsters. Horseshit. Why didn't this "more open/less open" inequality manifest itself in the days before electronic voting? Why don't we see a similar phenomenon in other countries?
Finally: There are a few oft-repeated arguments that I think we should retire.
1. "Damn Kerry! He conceded too early!" A concession speech is a mere tradition; it is not legally binding. From a political standpoint, he conceded at exactly the right time. Stop the internecine sniping. And stop bothering
Cameron Kerry.
2. Why won't Daily Kos/Atrios/Daily Howler/Josh Marshall/Whoever talk about this issue? They have discussed it, to some extent. But people have differing standards of evidence and differing comfort levels with a story of this nature. The folks running those fine sites have done nothing to discourage further investigation + I feel sure that they will publicize new hard facts, when and if they emerge.
3. "Those small optical scan counties in Florida went haywire!" Yeah, I was saying the same thing -- for about a day. Then I looked at the voting history in those small counties. If voter manipulation occurred in Florida (and I think it did) it occurred everywhere , in rather subtle percentages. Look to the GEMS system, the central vote tabulator.
09.Nov.2004 Blue and Red? No: Producers and Leeches We are now a country of red and blue states. Who, I wonder, picked those colors? At one time, the election-night color schema was the reverse. In 1976, Gerry Ford chanted "Go Blue!" while watching the returns come in.
I'm not happy about consigning the color red to the other side. (As perhaps you've guessed, I like red.) So let me suggest an alternative to our color-coded paradigm: Producer states and Leech states.
Producer states give more to the federal government in taxes than they receive in services. Leech states receive more than they give. Leeches steal from Producers.
Most blue states are Producers; most red states are Leeches.
Ironically, hypocritical Leech-state dwellers often accuse Producers of being pro-socialism. The terminology I have suggested would correct that false impression.
I've also noted that within the various states, the red counties tend to be Leeches and the blue counties tend to be Producers.
Take Nevada, for example: Clark county (i.e., Vegas) produces a lot of revenue for the federal government, much of which goes to next-door Nye county, where the primary employer is the Nellis Air Force Base. Nye went for Bush in a big way. The Nye-ites probably view themselves as rugged individualists, yet they suck government teat. A cammo-clad teat is still a teat.
Much the same pattern occurs here in California. The Producer counties are all close to the shoreline, and they are almost all blue. San Bernardino, our largest county, is red -- and it's an economic basketcase, except for military employment. They are leeches.
Put the Leech states together, and you have (as the currently popular cartoon reminds us) Jesusland. If we Producers were to secede, the Jesusland leeches would sink into a Third World morass. They would no longer be able to steal our money. The teat at which they suck would shrivel. Meanwhile, we Producers would soon regain the productivity of the days before the Reagan revolution, when unions were strong, taxation progressive and the working man got a decent wage.
Resolved: Everyone must replace the misleading "red and blue" terminology with the more accurate "Producer state" and "Leech state." It is so ordered. Rome has spoken.
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09.Nov.2004 SAIC.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is part of the small consortium running our elections. And they have disturbing connections to Admiral Bill Owens (connected to Frank Carlucci and Dick Cheney) and former DCI Robert Gates. Do we really want a "former" CIA-guy counting our votes?

25.Okt.2004 Die Wallfahrer-Stadt Altötting, Zentrum des Wunderglaubens + der bayerischen Marienverehrung, voll gestellt mit Klöstern und Heiligenkapellen, sieht die Analysen der Astroforscher jedenfalls mit Wohlgefallen.
Womöglich hat sie bald noch mehr Außerirdisches zu bieten. URL:,1518,druck-324750,00.html
Aber noch sind viele Fragen offen. Vor allem die Sondengänger, die als erste die Krater ausmachten, gelten als Bremser des wissenschaftlichen Fortschritts.

"Die Leute horten eimerweise exotische Metallklümpchen im Keller", erzählt ein Beteiligter, "die wollen Millionäre werden." Meteoriten bringen es bei Börsen auf bis zu 50 000 Euro pro Gramm.
Eine genaue Prüfung des Areals um Altötting ist jedoch dringend geboten, manch ein Forscher vermutet, dass dort eine Sensation schlummert, die neue Erkenntnisse über das Universum bringen könnte.
Die Leute um den Geophysiker Ernstson jedenfalls heizen die Stimmung an. Sie fanden in dem Gebiet Nägel aus der Keltenzeit - angeblich schockerhitzt. Zudem habe auf einem der Kraterränder römischer Krimskrams gelegen. Wegen dieser Indizien verlegen sie den Kometeneinschlag in die Zeit um 200 vor Christus.
Damals durchliefen die Kelten gerade ihre triumphale Schlussphase. Sie lebten von Böhmen bis nach England in großen Siedlungen, den Oppida. Auch im Chiemgau erhoben sich zwei Städte, bewehrt mit Palisaden. Deren Bewohner, das ist sicher, wären durch die Explosionswolke weggepustet worden.
Aber auch die Römer müssen das herandonnernde Geschoss bis weit nach Umbrien hinein bemerkt haben. Ist das der Grund, warum der Dichter Vergil in seinem Lehrgedicht "Georgica" eindringlich von "Leuchtungen" spricht? "Ungewohnte Erschütterungen", schreibt er, hätten einst die Alpen zum Beben gebracht.
Der Archäoastronom Michael Rappenglück nennt noch einen anderen historischen Vorfall.

_0205 -Die Annalen berichten, dass im Jahr- gehäuft Steine vom Himmel fielen. Um das grollende Firmament zu besänftigen, so die antiken Quellen, schickten die besorgten Priester Roms eine Expedition nach Kleinasien, um das Standbild der Kybele zu holen. Es war ein Kultsymbol aus schwarzem Meteoritgestein. URL:,1518,druck-324750,00.html
Griechen, Chinesen - sie alle verfolgten gebannt die mit lautem Grollen herabfallenden Materieklumpen. Die assyrischen Könige unterhielten ein Heer an Magiern, die aus Kometen meist drohendes Unheil herauslasen.
Die Gottkönige aus dem Pharaonenreich hatten womöglich sogar Fachleute, die in der Wüste gezielt nach Erzen außerirdischen Ursprungs suchten. Im Grab des Tutanchamun, direkt neben dem Oberschenkel der Mumie, lag Tuts wertvollste Waffe: Es ist ein Dolch mit einer Klinge aus meteoritischem Eisen. URL:,1518,druck-324750,00.html
Was die Männer weiter stutzig machte: Während der Feldbegehung fiepsten ständig ihre Sonden. Das Gebiet ist metallisch verseucht. Dicht bei dicht + im Schnitt 50 Zentimeter tief liegen winzige Metallkugeln im Boden. Sie enthalten so exotische Mineralien wie Xifengit + Gupeiit. Diese Stoffe sind weltweit nur aus China, der Antarktis sowie einem Tafelberg im Pazifik bekannt.
Was war da los? Hilfe suchend wandte sich das Team an den Akademiker Ernstson. Der Geophysiker nahm Lupe + Hammer + schaute sich 00.Sep.2004 Anfang einige der Krater persönlich an.
DER SPIEGEL Einschlagskrater: Komet im Chiemgau?
Der Experte wusste schnell Bescheid: "Hier ist ein kosmischer Körper eingeschlagen." Als Indiz nennt er "aufgerissenes und brekziiertes Gestein".

Auch fand er Stücke, die Zeichen eines thermischen Schocks aufweisen. Sie wurden im über 1500 Grad Celsius heißen Kometenfeuer geschmolzen + glasiert wie Murmeln.
Ernstson zufolge flog der Trumm von Nordosten heran + hinterließ ein Streufeld von 27 mal 58 Kilometer Größe. Als größten Einzelkrater wertet er den 370 Meter großen Tüttensee bei Marwang. URL:,1518,druck-324750,00.html
Wald der Feuermurmeln
_0200 Ging über Bayern- ein riesenhafter Komet nieder? Geophysiker haben im Chiemgau Krater + exotische Metallverbindungen entdeckt - Hinweise auf ein Geschoss aus dem All.

Laut heulend, mit einem gleißenden Schweif aus brennendem Methan, erschien das Objekt am Himmel, eine ungeheure Druckwelle vor sich her schiebend.

_0200 Verdutzt müssen die keltischen Druiden zum Firmament hinaufgeblickt haben.
Dort nahm das Unheil seinen Lauf: In 70 Kilometer Höhe zerbrach der Komet. Eis, Methan und Ammoniak des schmutzigen Riesen-Schneeballs verdampften.

Ein Gesteinsregen prasselte zwischen Altötting und dem Chiemsee nieder. Wälder entflammten, eine Wolke aus Staub und Asche verdunkelte die Sonne.
Was für ein Szenario wird da auf der Website des US-Blattes "Astronomy" ausgebreitet!

Ein "Chiemgau Impact Research Team", angeführt von dem Würzburger Geophysiker Kord Ernstson, berichtet dort von einem rund 1,1 Kilometer großen Projektil, das einst das Gebiet des lieblichen Freistaats verunstaltete: "Die ganze Gegend", meinen die Autoren, "muss über Jahrzehnte verwüstet gewesen sein."
Der Brocken aus den Planetenräumen rauschte angeblich in historischen Zeiten heran.

Im Katastrophengebiet standen Festungen des keltischen Adels.

_0218 Auch Hannibal, der die Alpen überquerte + mordend in Italien einfiel, könnte den Einschlag gehört haben.
25.Okt.2004 -vorige Woche- Im Eiltempo ging die Nachricht vom Big Bang in Bavaria um den Globus. Auch der Rundfunksender Iran Broadcasting berichtete. "Bild" sprach stolz vom "größten Kometen der Welt".
Doch in Wahrheit steckt hinter der Meldung eine noch undurchsichtige wissenschaftliche Befundlage.

Gleich drei Forschergruppen sind derzeit damit beschäftigt, ein astrophysikalisches Phänomen zu untersuchen, das nur wenige Parallelen hat. Im Zentrum steht das waldige Gebiet nördlich des Chiemsees.URL:,1518,druck-324750,00.html
09.Nov.2004 "Dieses Bild ist ein Meilenstein für die Gammastrahlen-Astronomie", sagte Paula Chadwick von der University of Durham. Der Supernova-Rest sei ein faszinierendes Objekt. Ian Halliday vom britischen Forschungsrat für Teilchenphysik und Astronomie (PPARC) wertete die Ergebnisse als "eindeutigen Beweis dafür, dass Supernovae große Mengen kosmischer Strahlung erzeugen können".
Die beobachtete Wolke sei erstaunlich groß, berichtete Berge, etwa doppelt so groß wie der Mond. "Wenn wir Menschen Gammastrahlung sehen könnten, würden wir die Supernova als großen Ball am Himmel erkennen."
Für Astronauten wird's nie dunkel
Trotz ihrer Gefährlichkeit für Lebewesen gilt die kosmische Strahlung als einer der wichtigsten Motoren des Lebens auf der Erde. Ihre ionisierende Wirkung hat Gene von Pflanzen und Tieren immer wieder verändert und dürfte so entscheidend die Entwicklung des Lebens beeinflusst haben. In großen Höhen ist die Strahlung stärker, für die Besatzung Interkontinental-Flügen stellt sie sogar ein Langzeit-Risiko dar.
Astronauten könnten die kosmische Strahlung sogar buchstäblich sehen, sagte Max-Planck-Forscher Berge. "Wenn sie die Augen schließen, dann ist es für sie trotzdem hell." Ursache sei der Tscherenkow-Effekt. Die hochenergetische Höhenstrahlung erzeuge direkt im Augapfel ein Feuerwerk von Miniblitzen. Berge: "Seit ich das weiß, will ich nicht mehr Astronaut werden."
09.Nov.2004 Die Kosmische Strahlung, auch Höhenstrahlung genannt, wurde 1912 von dem österreichischen Physiker Viktor Hess entdeckt, der dafür 1936 den Nobelpreis erhielt. Diese Teilchenstrahlung trifft nicht nur auf die Raumfahrzeuge außerhalb der Atmosphäre, sondern dringt zum kleineren Teil bis hinunter auf die Erde.
09.Nov.2004 Doch trotz intensiver Suche ist es bisher nicht gelungen, die Quellen dieser hochenergetischen Teilchen zu finden. Man vermutete sie in Sternexplosionen, den so genannten Supernovae. Die Explosionswolke, so die bisherige Theorie, sollte als eine Art kosmischer Teilchenbeschleuniger Atomkerne, Elektronen, Neutrinos und Gamma-Quanten ins All katapultieren.
Ein internationales Forscherteam konnte nun erstmals eine solche Wolke als Quelle kosmischer Strahlung überführen, berichtet das Magazin "Nature" (Bd. 432 S. 75). Das gerade in Betrieb genommene H.E.S.S.-Teleskop in Namibia (High Energy Stereoscopic System) lieferte die entscheidenden Daten, aus denen die Wissenschaftler ein hochauflösendes Bild der beobachteten Supernova erzeugten. "Das ist das erste Mal, dass wir eine Aufnahme von einer Quelle kosmischer Strahlung machen konnten", sagte David Berge vom Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg.
Nahost: In Ramallah weinen sie schon um Arafat

09.Nov.2004 Zeitsprung - 9. November 1989: "Das ist ja unfassbar"

09.Nov.2004 Falludscha: US-Armee befürchtet Flucht der Rebellen (

09.Nov.2004 Arafats Ende: "Wir zählen die Stunden"

09.Nov.2004 Supercomputer: IBM stößt Japans Schnellrechner vom Thron

09.Nov.2004 Zeitsprung - 9. November 1989: Sofort bedeutet sofort
Terrorprozess: Verfassungsschützer entlastet Motassadeq

09.Nov.2004 Commerzbank: 900 Investmentbanker müssen gehen

09.Nov.2004 Kosmischer Moloch: Zweites Schwarzes Loch im Zentrum der Milchstraße entdeckt

09.Nov.2004 Starker Euro: US-Reisen werden preiswerter
Amerika: Kerry soll über erneute Kandidatur nachdenken

09.Nov.2004 Iran: "Wir können massenhaft Mittelstreckenraketen bauen"

09.Nov.2004 Gedenken an Mauerfall: Ex-Premier warnt vor Faschismus
Managerhaftung: Regierung legt Gesetzesänderung auf Eis

09.Nov.2004 Schneller Lesen: Zeilen-Turbo einschalten, Seiten fressen

09.Nov.2004 Medizinische Studie: Pizza soll vor Herzinfarkt schützen

09.Nov.2004 New York: Plagiatsvorwurf gegen Ground-Zero-Architekten
Chemie: Neues Element heißt "Roentgenium"

09.Nov.2004 Kundgebung in Ramallah: "Suha, bleib doch in Paris!"

09.Nov.2004 H
e is a recipient of  the Veritas Award from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.
09.Nov.2004 Mr. Blackwell has held the nation's highest security clearance + has twice received the U.S. Department of State’s Superior Honor Award for his work in the field of human rights from the Administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton.
09.Nov.2004 Walid Jumblatt and the Lebanese government should not apologize. Paul Wolfowitz and the Zionist neocons, however, are not microbes, as Jumblatt suggested with rightful indignation.

More accurately, they are Necrotizing Fascistis on a global scale.

In other words, flesh eating bacteria.

09.Nov.2004 In fact, while the iron's hot, the United States should apologize for spending $3 billion to arm and train in the Mujahideen in Afghanistan beginning in 1979 and setting up the same "terrorist training camps" it bombed in 2001. Most of all, the United States should apologize for creating the Frankenstein and CIA asset known as Osama bin Laden.

00.000.1963 USA installing the Ba'ath Party, attempting to kill Iraqi leader Abdul Karim Qassim + handing out lists of "communists" to be murdered.

00.Nov.2004 -Now that the USA is in Iraq, it should take advantage of the undivided attention of the Iraqi people + humbly apologize for-+ should admit that its efforts led directly to the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.

00.000.1952 -the year before Kermit Roosevelt orchestrated the coup against the democratically elected Mossadegh in Iran.
The USA should apologize for allowing the CIA to install the tyrant Camille Chamoun in Lebanon.

02.Aug.2002 Wright did say that FBI bureaucrats "intentionally and repeatedly thwarted his attempts to launch a more comprehensive investigation to identify and neutralize terrorists."

And that "FBI management failed to take seriously the threat of terrorism in the U.S." Wright was careful not to illegally disclose any confidential details about what he knew, but tears filled his eyes as he apologized to the families of 11.Sep.2001 victims for the Bureau's mistakes leading up to 9/11.

He also made a tantalizing reference to his removal from a money-laundering case that, he implied, had a direct connection to investigations into terrorism.

This still-active case centers on Mohammed Abdul Hamid Khalil Salah, 49, a naturalized American citizen who was born in Jerusalem. Salah has described himself as a humanitarian who distributed money collected in the U.S. to needy West Bank Palestinian families. He's also reportedly worked in Arab-owned grocery stores, as a used car salesman and as a computer analyst for a Chicago-based Islamic charitable group, the Quranic Literacy Institute, which the FBI alleges was involved in money laundering. Institute and Muslim leaders have vehemently denied any wrongdoing. URL:
02.Aug.2002 Another FBI Agent Blows the Whistle - New evidence that the FBI quashed another terror probe before 9/11 by Jim Crogan
Wright: He’s ready to talk.

WHEN FBI COUNSEL COLLEEN ROWLEY DROPPED her bombshell, a now-famous letter to the director, detailing how bureau higher-ups thwarted attempts to investigate accused 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui, before the 11.Sep.2001 attacks, she set off a firestorm. The scorching produced a mea culpa of sorts in June from FBI Director Robert Mueller and a promise of reform.

Now there's another whistle blower telling a similar pre-9/11 tale. And so far, the FBI has gone to great lengths to silence him.

The Weekly has learned that Chicago-based special agent Robert Wright has accused the agency of shutting down his 1998 criminal probe into alleged terrorist-training camps in Chicago and Kansas City. The apparent goal of the training camps, according to confidential documents obtained by the Weekly , was to recruit and train Palestinian-American youths, who would then slip into Israel. Recruits at these camps reportedly received weapons training and instruction in bomb-making techniques in the early 1990s. The bomb-making curriculum included the sort of explosives later used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. And government documents state that two trainees came from the Oklahoma City area.

One alleged trainer at the terror camps is now fending off a government lawsuit to seize his bank accounts, car and property for alleged money laundering on behalf of the militant group Hamas. So far, no one has been prosecuted for these alleged terrorism-related activities.
02.Aug.2002 CIA Officer Criticizes Agency's Handling of Bin Laden By Dana Priest Washington Post Staff Writer

One of the most senior intelligence officers in the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit said yesterday that fewer experienced officers are assigned to defeating the al Qaeda leader and his followers now than there were on Sept. 11, 2001.

Michael Scheuer, the author of a best-selling book critical of the agency's fight against terrorism, said that even though the number of officer assigned to the task has increased substantially, "the level of experienced officers is a little less since September 11.URL: " URL:

15.Sep.2000 -Published- THE LOYAL OPPOSITION: White Flags at the Pentagon and CIA?   Warriors, Spies, and Spychasers in Retreat

David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation , is the author of The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception (Crown Publishers). URL:
15.Sep.2000 -Published- Bush, of course, is not looking to be that sort of reformer. He and his posse -- who criticize Clinton and Gore for over-engaging the Pentagon -- want a larger military ... that will stay home. So far, Bush does not seem to have obtained much political traction by pushing this spend more/do less stand. The military-industrial establishment can rest easy, though: it's getting a raise no matter who wins in November. But on key fronts -- national missile defense, espionage fear-mongering + the control of history -- the national security class has taken serious hits lately. There's no need for its leaders to raise a white flag yet. But it is heartening to imagine a bead or two of sweat on their furrowed brows.

15.Sep.2000 -Published- The test demonstrated that sophisticated systems can be rendered useless by unsophisticated flaws.

That's not a principle the national security class -- which often looks to costly technical fixes to address foreign policy dilemmas (real and imagined) -- wants to confirm. URL:

09.Nov.2004 Search Results from Nervous About Nukes Read the letter from the Project On Government Oversight to the energy secretary on securing nuclear material. URL:
09.Nov.2004 Rafah Today: Death still chases the men, women and children of Rafah through their markets, streets + houses. Not even mosques or schools are safe havens from the violence of the Occupation.

09.Nov.2004 Arafat Slowly, Fatally Poisoned: Sources: Arafat's personal physician, Dr. Ashraf Kurdi, told Aljazeera on air that “the Arafat’s health condition makes the poisoning a strong possibility”.

09.Nov.2004 Democracy Now Repoart: Arafat in Coma "Between Life and Death": We speak with Palestinian Stanford University professor Khalil Barhoum, Israeli professor Neve Gordon and we go to Ramallah to speak with Israeli journalist Amira Hass

09.Nov.2004 Rare Sight of Jewish-Muslim Harmony Outside Arafat Hospital : “We are here to express our solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters,” said Friedmann, the chief rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish community in the Austrian capital. “We feel very ashamed of the barbarity being done against the Palestinian people,” said Friedmann

09.Nov.2004 Relatives of dead soldiers condemn Blair and Bush [BGW968] : Relatives of the three Black Watch soldiers killed in Iraq have lashed out at the government's decision to send them into a more dangerous zone.

09.Nov.2004 Friends in high places : You won't have heard of the UK-USA Project, but its members include some of the most powerful men and women in the UK. Officially it exists to promote the 'special relationship', but it has been described as a Trojan horse for US foreign policy. Even its supporters joke that it's funded by the CIA. 

09.Nov.2004 The sick man of the world’s democracies: Looking at the huge queues outside polling stations on 2 November, I had to ask myself some simple questions. How many Europeans would have left such queues, refusing to wait for up to seven hours (as happened in some places in Ohio) to cast their votes?

09.Nov.2004 Group Finds Voting Irregularities in South : A national voting rights group said Friday it documented hundreds of voting irregularities affecting poor and minority voters in seven Southern states - from long lines and faulty equipment to deliberate voter intimidation.

09.Nov.2004 Cartoon

09.Nov.2004 Computer Glitch Gives Bush [BGW968] 3,893 Extra Votes : Error Will Not Change Election Outcome

09.Nov.2004 Computer Loses More Than 4,000 Early Votes: More than 4,500 Carteret County votes have been lost because officials believed a computer that stored ballots electronically could hold more data than it did.

09.Nov.2004 Palm Beach County Logs 88,000 More Votes Than Voters

09.Nov.2004 Broward machines count backward ; Early Thursday, as Broward County elections officials wrapped up after a long day of canvassing votes, something unusual caught their eye. Tallies should go up as more votes are counted. That's simple math. But in some races, the numbers had gone . . . down.

09.Nov.2004 Electronic Voting: The Stolen Election of 2004: It Is a Rigged Game

09.Nov.2004 Footprints of Electoral Fraud: The 02.Nov.2001 Exit Poll Scam

09.Nov.2004 Hello: You Are Now Living In A Fascist Empire : What few people in America understand, despite the astute observations of millions of individuals around the world, is that we are living in an empire + we are no longerliving in a democracy.

09.Nov.2004 Election 2004: Americans Endorse War, Religious Fanaticism And State Terrorism : “Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell.

05.Nov.2004 Greg Palast: Kerry Won. Here are the Facts.: I know you don't want to hear it. You can't face one more hung chad. But I don't have a choice. As a journalist examining that messy sausage called American democracy, it's my job to tell you who got the most votes in the deciding states. Tuesday, in Ohio and New Mexico, it was John Kerry.

09.Nov.2004 Sheila Samples : The Last Battle: So that's it, then. Like John Kerry says, it's time to get over it. Move on. Get on with our lives and our jobs -- let the healing begin. Sounds good, John. But I don't intend to budge until all the votes are counted, because when I started this journey I committed for the long haul.

09.Nov.2004 Russian Observer Shocked by USA Election Procedures: A Russian parliamentarian taking part in international monitoring of the USA presidential elections has said that the elections were held in violation of USA law and that that he was shocked after seeing how the elections were held.

09.Nov.2004 A four-year nightmare : It is not anti-American to reject this imperial power

09.Nov.2004 A moral dilemma The evangelical churches became instruments of political organisation. Ideology was enforced as theology, turning nonconformity into sin + the faithful, following voter guides with biblical literalism, were shepherded to the polls as though to the rapture.

09.Nov.2004 Religious right relishes chance to push agenda : Abortion + gay marriage to be targeted as moral crusaders demand election payback

09.Nov.2004 The depressing reality of this messianic President's new empire: What will he do with his second term? The one thing you can rule out is that he will seek to heal political divisions

09.Nov.2004 Evidence Mounts That The Vote May Have Been Hacked

09.Nov.2004 Media Blacks Out Voting Problems

09.Nov.2004 If Bush [BGW968] Officially Claims Victory then Democracy is Unequivocally Dead : For the first time in my life, I was consumed with hate -- overcome with treacherous thoughts against those who would dare attempt another election coup right out in plain sight. It was frightening -- I was like an out-of-control pressure-cooker that had suddenly built-up too much pressure and exploded its lid off.

09.Nov.2004 Welcome to the Gulag: One of Every 140 USA Residents is in Prison or Jail : State and federal authorities held 1,470,045 prisoners as of December 31, 2003

09.Nov.2004 Ordeal for Muslim Businessman Continues : Though he has been charged with no crime, Maswood, a 41-year-old USA citizen and father of three, has become accustomed to airport searches.

09.Nov.2004 Arma-geddon Sick of You : Bush [BGW968]'s Sword of Damocles is poised above the people and city of Fallujah, ready to wreak the pent-up wrath his addled brain thinks his tainted election victory permits. This is the bizarre world-in-a-bubble in which most Americans reside. With a chorus of Onward, Christian Soldiers and a vapid, cheerleading press, the crusade continues unabated, as the world's revulsion continues to grow. 

09.Nov.2004 Neo-Con Agenda: Iran, China, Russia, Latin America ...: An influential foreign-policy neo-conservative with longstanding ties to top hawks in the administration of President Bush [BGW968].

Bush [BGW968] has laid out what he calls ''a checklist of the work the world will demand of this president + his subordinates in a second term.''

The list, begins with the destruction of Fallujah in Iraq + ends with the development of ''appropriate strategies'' for dealing with threats posed by China + Russia +''the emergence of a number of aggressively anti-USA regimes in Latin America,'' also calls for ''regime change'' in Iran + North Korea. 

07.Nov.2004 Iraq declares martial law, 22 police killed 3 Falluja, Iraq An USA soldier was killed + another wounded when their convoy was attacked west of Baghdad + a car bomb killed another USA soldier + wounded four in western Baghdad

09.Nov.2004 Twelve Iraqi National Guards abducted, executed by militants : Militants dressed as police abducted and executed 12 Iraqi National Guards who were traveling home to Najaf, an official with a leading Shiite party said Sunday.

09.Nov.2004 Zarqawi Group Posts Video of Attack on UK Troops

09.Nov.2004 Video: Tawhid Al Jihad attacks a british convoy via suicide bombing

09.Nov.2004 Carnage and Martial Law : “The marines that have been killed over the last 5 months have been killed by a faceless enemy. The enemy there has a face, and it’s called Satan + it lives in Falluja.” These are the words of US Marine Colonel Gary Brandl, as he speaks of the imminent attack on Falluja. Who says this isn’t a holy war?

09.Nov.2004 Mothers and Children, Run and Hide! America is Coming to Town!: I cannot believe the cold manner in which the USA news announcers on TV tell us that the USA Military is dropping fliers on Fallujah telling the women and children to leave. Can you IMAGINE if such a thing happened in Seattle?

09.Nov.2004 Screams will not be heard : This is an information age, but it will be months before we learn the truth about the assault on Falluja

In case you missed it: The USA Ideology: North Americans have come to regard themselves as the "chosen people" -- in practice, a synonym for the Nazi term, Herrenvolk. This is the threat which we are facing today. And this is why USA imperialism (not "Empire") will be even more brutal than its predecessors, most of whom never claimed to have been invested with a divine mission.

In case you missed it: Smedley Butler : War Is A Racket : It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

09.Nov.2004 The Final Solution (Endlösung) for Fallujah and Ramadi : Demonisation of the enemy helps to lighten the guilt of the perpetrators that are conducting the slaughter. This process is essential as blood-stained hands can easily be cleansed but not the guilty minds. Culpability in turn generates fear; the fear of retribution.

09.Nov.2004 Fallujah: Marines turn to God : Men with buzzcuts and clad in their camouflage waved their hands in the air, M-16 assault rifles beside them + chanted heavy metal-flavoured lyrics in praise of Christ late on Friday in a yellow-brick chapel.

09.Nov.2004 Civil Rights Are a Victim of Terror War, USA Judge Says: USA Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima expressed skepticism Saturday that the Bush [BGW968] administration's war on terror can succeed without trampling the civil rights of citizens. 

09.Nov.2004 Mark Twain: The War Prayer: O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire

09.Nov.2004 Patrick Seale: And now ... 4 more years of war? : By putting Bush [BGW968] back in the White House for four more years, the USA electorate has voted for war.

Motion to impeach Blair accuses him of "gross misconduct": newspaper: The Independent on Sunday said it had obtained the text of the motion from a cross-party group of MPs, adding it would be offered for debate soon after the new parliamentary session begins later this month.

09.Nov.2004 In case you missed it: Call it What It Is: Nazi-Style Propaganda: It is not surprising the Bush [BGW968] administration uses Nazi-style propaganda to resurrect long-discredited and evil Nazi doctrines like preventive war. The Fourth Reich will come to the USA in the name of fighting terrorism and protecting “homeland security.”

09.Nov.2004 1,000 Is Just a Number, Till You See the Crosses: Veterans place a cross in the sand for every GI who's been killed in Iraq. Laid out with military precision, the memorial is visually striking, a stark message left on the doorstep of an otherwise picture- perfect reality. And each weekend the memorial is larger than the week before.

09.Nov.2004 “Nations do go crazy sometimes: The progression of symptoms we've been exhibiting here in the Good Ol' USA has entered rubber room territory”

09.Nov.2004 Uri Avnery: Arafat, A Man and his People : Wherever he may be buried when he passes away, the day will come when his remains will be reinterred by a free Palestinian government in the holy shrines in Jerusalem. Yasser Arafat is one of the generation of great leaders who arose after World War II.

09.Nov.2004 The re-election of Israel's enemy : An USA president who will give Israel four more years of freedom to act as it pleases in the territories is not a friend of this country. A true friend would save Israel from itself.

A blast from the past: What did the USA know in the 1960s about Israel's nuclear option? Apparently, the USA knew everything: Within six to eight years Israel would conduct its first test and by 1975 it would have an appropriate nuclear force, as a new study reveals.

09.Nov.2004 Sources: Arafat might be poisoned : Arafat's bureau chief of staff Tayeb Abdel Rahim told reporters in Ramallah that the possibilities that Arafat has been poisoned are one of the existing possibilities."

09.Nov.2004 House Dems Seek Election Inquiry : Three congressmen sent a letter to the General Accounting Office on Friday requesting an investigation into irregularities with voting machines used in Tuesday's elections.

09.Nov.2004 More USA war tests in Australia : The United States will be allowed to test smart bombs and other military technology in Australia, the Telegraph reported.

08.Nov.2004 Evidence Mounts That The Vote Was Hacked :

06.Nov.2004 Four car bombs, attacks kill 37 in Iraq: Samarra, Iraq : Insurgents detonated four car bombs and attacked police stations in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Saturday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 62, police and health officials said

08.Nov.2004 Gunmen kill former Iraqi intelligence officer: Gunmen assassinated a former intelligence officer in Saddam Hussein's army in eastern Iraq on Saturday, a police source said.

08.Nov.2004 US strikes destroys Falluja hospital : A hospital has been razed to the ground in one of the heaviest US air raids in the Iraqi city of Falluja.

08.Nov.2004 Prayers and tears in Falluja : The BBC News website spoke by phone to a reporter in Falluja, who described how people left in the city live on through siege and bombardment.

08.Nov.2004 10,000 US Marines prepare for a massive urban assault on Fallujah : Some 425 Iraqi soldiers will be joining the Marines to form the operation's ground force. The Times of London reports the Iraqi troops are being

incorporated into the invasion force in order to, in the words of Marine Brigadier General Dennis Hajlik, put an "Iraqi face" on the operation.

08.Nov.2004 Iraqi officer deserts with Fallujah battle plans: An Iraqi military commander has deserted US forces hours after he received a full briefing on US military plans to storm the rebel-held city of Fallujah, CNN has reported.

08.Nov.2004 The Psychopaths and Fallujah Resistance: The worlds “only” superpower is posed to flatten the city of 300,000 people in order to pacify (kill) its citizens because of their opposition to US Occupation. This new massacre is sold by the Bush [BGW968] Administration and mainstream Western media as a “necessary step to hold election” in Iraq.

08.Nov.2004 Iraqi rebels invite media to "embed" in Falluja: "We will protect and transport them to the location of the events. There will be a special building for the journalists."

08.Nov.2004 Fallujah and the Reality of War: Will the Anti-War Movement Stand Up This Time?: The assault on Fallujah has started. It is being sold as liberation of the people of Fallujah; it is being sold as a necessary step to implementing "democracy" in Iraq. These are lies.

08.Nov.2004 Coalition, Iraq reject Annan's warning letter: The United States, Britain and Iraq angrily dismissed on Friday a warning from U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan that a military offensive in the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah could jeopardize the credibility of upcoming elections in Iraq.

08.Nov.2004 Scholars Defend Iraqi Resistance, Prohibit Collaboration

08.Nov.2004 More pre-emptive strikes on the table : STRESSING the US President had a "duty to lead", Bush [BGW968] made clear yesterday he was prepared to launch more pre-emptive strikes to protect the US even if other countries continued to disagree with his policy.

08.Nov.2004 Stephen Soldz : 100,000 Iraqis Dead: Should We Believe It? : This study remains the best estimate of Iraq deaths. Its finding are truly horrifying.

08.Nov.2004 Moral Values Morons : Under the Geneva Conventions, occupying armies have a responsibility (i.e., a moral duty), to count the number of people killed on the other side. US forces in Iraq have not done so.

08.Nov.2004 The Morality of Fear: How do you attack God's minions without appearing Godless?

08.Nov.2004 The Day the Enlightenment Went Out: President Bush [BGW968] promised in 2000 that he would lead a humble country, be a uniter not a divider, that he would make conservatism compassionate. He did not need to make such false promises this time.

08.Nov.2004 Cowering in anticipation of what America might do next : Will the Bush [BGW968] White House, having flattened Falluja, start an aerial bombardment of Iran, as some of its neo-con cheerleaders have been hinting + ferment an even wider backlash across the region?

08.Nov.2004 Fascism Anyone?: Analysis of these seven regimes reveals fourteen common threads that link them in recognizable patterns of national behavior and abuse of power.

08.Nov.2004 Despotism & Democracy : Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?

08.Nov.2004 Video: President Bush [BGW968]'s One Fingered Victory Salute:

08.Nov.2004 God Help America: The People Have Spoken : THEY say that in life you get what you deserve. Well, today America has deservedly got a lawless cowboy to lead them further into carnage and isolation and the unreserved contempt of most of the rest of the world.

08.Nov.2004 Group tied to Al Qaeda issues threat to USA : The same group claimed responsibility for the train bombings in Madrid in March this year, which killed 191 people.

08.Nov.2004 Fmr. CPA Adviser on Iraq Invasion : "One of the Most Irresponsible Exhibitions of Poor Planning In Recent History"

08.Nov.2004 Bush [BGW968] [BGW968], killing people for corporate profit and personal aggrandizement.

08.Nov.2004 Ivory Coast Army Kills 8 French Troops: Ivory Coast's military killed eight French soldiers in a bombing raid on the rebel-held stronghold of Bouake on Saturday and opened fire on troops from the former colonial power in the main city of Abidjan.

08.Nov.2004 Bush [BGW968] win puts US on collision course with Iran: Despite Europe's fears, Bush [BGW968] may be tempted into an assault on Iran

08.Nov.2004 Iran nuclear stand boosted by China : Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing has said in Tehran that Beijing opposes US efforts to refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council over its nuclear programme.

08.Nov.2004 A new minority: : Kerry called for unity, but living with the enemy is not easy for his followers

08.Nov.2004 A time of outrage and loss : As Yasser Arafat lies gravely ill in a Paris hospital, the sense of anger and imminent loss felt by Palestinians and their supporters - Arabs, Muslims and hundreds of millions of others around the world - is profound.

08.Nov.2004 In case you missed it: John Pilger: "Palestine is Still the Issue" : Why Has This Documentary, Never Been Broadcast On USA Media ?

08.Nov.2004 UK Howard refuses to congratulate Bush [BGW968] URL:,3858,5057396-107980,00.html Nicholas Watt, political correspondent
The Guardian Michael Howard deepened his feud with the White House yesterday when he pointedly refused to offer the traditional post-election congratulations to Bush [BGW968] Bush [BGW968].

Angered by a White House edict banning him from meeting the president - as punishment for criticising Tony Blair over Iraq - Mr Howard said it would be wrong for him to express any view on the poll.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph the arch-Atlanticist was asked whether he was pleased that a fellow rightwinger had beaten a liberal. He said: "I made it clear that I could work perfectly well with both President Bush [BGW968] and President Kerry ... I don't think it's appropriate to express a view on those elections."

Mr Howard's remarks may appear bland.

But in the language of diplomacy they amount to a rebuke to Mr Bush [BGW968] - and in particular to his polling guru, Karl Rove, who told him he would not be welcome at the White House after he criticised Mr Blair's use of intelligence before the Iraq war.

Mr Rove was reported by the Sun as telling Howard aides: "You can forget about him meeting the president. Don't bother coming."

In his interview Mr Howard hit back at Mr Rove, who is widely credited with masterminding President Bush [BGW968]'s decisive victory. Criticising the White House for being "very protective" of Mr Blair, he added: "I am not going to be told by anyone how to do my job and if it displeases those in the White House, that's tough."

Mr Howard's decision to distance himself from the White House reflects his belief that Mr Bush [BGW968] is so unpopular in Britain that voters will be impressed by a politician who stands up to him. This has created a unprecedented situation in which a Labour prime minister will be feted at the White House while a Tory leader is cold-shouldered.

'Agreement' in Iran nuke talks: Iranian and European Union officials have reached a "preliminary agreement" on easing alarm over the Islamic republic's nuclear program following crucial talks in Paris, according to a top Iranian official.

08.Nov.2004 Israeli nukes a key to peace: Eliminating Israel's nuclear arsenal is essential to a lasting peace in the Middle East and should be part of comprehensive talks to solve the dispute over Palestine, says the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog.

08.Nov.2004 Documents: USA had plan to nuke N. Korea: Newly declassified documents revealed the United States planned as recently as 1998 to drop nuclear bombs on North Korea if the country attacked South Korea.

08.Nov.2004 US ready to put weapons in space : Defence expert says America is likely to ignore treaty ban

08.Nov.2004 Dollar expected to fall amid China's rumoured selling : The dollar could slide still further, in spite of hitting an all-time low against the euro last week in the wake of Bush [BGW968]'s re-election, currency traders have said.
Thousands of Iraqis flee to Jordan border : Thousands of Iraqi citizens late Saturday rushed to the Jordanian-Iraqi border after USA occupation troops closed the high way between the two countries and threatened to attack the two cities of al-Falluja and al-Ramadi.

08.Nov.2004 Allawi shuts Iraq's airport and borders: Iyad Allawi announced the closures during a press conference on Monday where he also gave the authority to US-led forces to storm Falluja.

08.Nov.2004 UK: Howard refuses to congratulate Bush [BGW968] : Michael Howard deepened his feud with the White House yesterday when he pointedly refused to offer the traditional post-election congratulations to Bush [BGW968] Bush [BGW968].

09.Nov.2004 Israeli nukes a key to peace: Eliminating Israel's nuclear arsenal is essential to a lasting peace in the Middle East and should be part of comprehensive talks to solve the dispute over Palestine, says the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog.

09.Nov.2004 Picture: USA Army doctors try to stabilize a four-year-old child with schrapnel wounds to the head who was brought from Fallujah to a military hospital in Baghdad

08.Nov.2004 More pictures from Fallujah

09.Nov.2004 All the makings of a war crime : A US-led attack on the Iraqi Sunni-stronghold will breach the Geneva conventions

09.Nov.2004 Video - The Power of Nightmares - Part III
The Shadows In The Cave
This is a must watch BBC documentary 
The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. In the concluding part of the series, the programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.
Watch it now!

09.Nov.2004 Video: Mission Accomplished BBC TV documentary 
23.Mar.2003-23.Dec.2003 -Seven months after- the end of the war, Sean Langan, armed with just a camera, takes a brave and eventful trip through Iraq, seeking to shed light on what life is like in this newly occupied territory.
Watch it now
It's the people stupid! By Jerry Ghinelli
“Good Americans” are repulsed by a couple of gays holding hands in public, but not by the severed limbs and destruction of a poor and impoverished people in an illegal and immoral attack on a country that was never a threat to the fiercest military machine in the history of the planet Earth.

09.Nov.2004 American Resistance Manuel Valenzuela
Do not conform, do not forget and do not let time make you indifferent. Let the peace movement be reborn, let peace and love once more supercede war and violence. Let brotherhood of humanity replace division of peoples. Let love of people triumph over love of profit. Let us retire greed and love for the Almighty Dollar, embracing instead the principles of humanity, equality and justice.  

09.Nov.2004 USA Resistance - Valid Outrage - Manuel Valenzuela 
08.Nov.2004 "
ICH" -If you are still upset at the resounding defeat of humanity that occurred on 02.Nov.2004 you have every right to be.

On that day billions of us lost a most important battle through both the vote of the ignorant, unenlightened among us the systemic fraudulent manipulation of electronic-voting machines which, it is becoming more + more apparent, helped steal victory, for the second time in four years, for Bush [BGW968] + the Republican/corporatist party.

The consequences on USA + the world of such tragedy may inevitably set us back to the dark ages + to a meeting with a most ominous destiny. 
You should be outraged that so many fellow Americans were methodically conditioned to vote against their own interests + for the benefit of the corporate world, sending the world a message of backwardness, of warmongering, of ignorance + thirst for violence.

Americans of all varieties should be incensed that so many gave Bush [BGW968] Bush a thumbs-up mandate for the feeble leadership, incompetence, violence + killing of the past + the ineptitude, violence, war, division, terror, criminality that is sure to come.

By voting Bush [BGW968] back into office we USA have lost all respect in the world,USA we have become the terrorists we fear, the war criminals we loathe + have allowed for the continued slaughter of untold thousands through the weapons of mass destruction we are so proud to manufacture. 
09.Nov.2004 Auch Verteidigungsminister Donald Rumsfeld wies Gerüchte zurück, er werde seinen Posten räumen.

Er habe mit Präsident Bush [BGW968] nach dessen Wiederwahl bereits mehrmals gesprochen und dabei sei ein Personalwechsel im Verteidigungsministerium kein Thema gewesen, sagte er.

Aus Regierungskreisen verlautete hingegen, Powell und Rumsfeld würden wahrscheinlich ihre Posten verlieren, vorerst ihre Ressorts jedoch behalten.
09.Nov.2004 Gestern wies einer von Powells Beamten zudem Medienspekulationen über seine angebliche Amtsmüdigkeit barsch zurück: "Das ist ein Haufen Mist + das war ein Haufen Mist", sagte der Sprecher des Außenministeriums, Richard Boucher, über die bereits seit Mai andauernden Gerüchte über die Zukunft Powells. Boucher hatte sich bereits vergangene Woche Journalistenfragen nach einem möglichen Rückzug Powells verbeten.
09.Nov.2004 London - Bush [BGW968] habe die Wahl auch gewonnen, um eine Außenpolitik zu verfolgen, die im nationalen Interesse der USA sei, sagte Powell der "Financial Times". Diese Politik würde auch die Interessen von Freunden und Alliierten berücksichtigen, aber Amerika würde auch allein handeln wenn es nötig sei, betonte Powell.URL:,1518,druck-327056,00.html
09.Nov.2004 Weltmacht USA
"Bush [BGW968] wird aggressive Außenpolitik weiter verfolgen"
Nach Ansicht von US-Außenminister Colin Powell wird sich die auswärtige Politik seines Präsidenten auch in der zweiten Amtszeit nicht ändern: Bush [BGW968] werde seine "aggressive" Außenpolitik weiter verfolgen. Die USA würden der internationalen Gemeinschaft die Hand ausstrecken, wo es möglich sei. URL:,1518,druck-327056,00.html

09.Nov.2004 Laut den Angaben auf der Website der Climate-Partner-Initiative, bei denen Averatec seine CO2-Zertifikate erwirbt, kostet das ökologisch reine Gewissen ungefähr 13 Euro, wenn es für eine Tonne Kohlendioxid reichen soll. Das entspricht weniger als 1,5 Prozent der Notebookpreise bei AveratecURL:,1518,druck-326959,00.html

CO2-Zertifikate: Climate Partner PC-Hersteller Averatec
09.Nov.2004 Menschenrechtsorganisationen hatten von Anfang an die geplanten Prozesse gegen Hamdan und 14 seiner Mitgefangenen vor der Militärkommission - einer Sonderform des Militärtribunals - als unfair bezeichnet.
09.Nov.2004 Ein US-Bundesgericht hat den Prozess gegen den ehemaligen Fahrer von Osama Bin Laden vor einem Sondertribunal in Guantanamo Bay gestoppt.

Richter James Robertson verlangte, dass zuerst der Gefangenenstatus des Jemeniten Salim Ahmed Hamdan von einem kompetenten Tribunal überprüft werden müsse.

Washington - "Der Präsident ist kein Tribunal", sagte der Richter gestern in Washington unter Anspielung auf die Entscheidung von Präsident Bush [BGW968],

dass die festgenommenen Qaida-Mitglieder keine Kriegsgefangenen seien. Der Richter wies außerdem die Argumentation der US-Regierung zurück,

wonach Hamdan nicht im Konflikt zwischen den USA und Afghanistan, sondern in einem separaten Konflikt mit dem Terrornetzwerk gefangen genommen worden sei.
09.Nov.2004 Card war es auch, der dem Präsidenten am 11. September 2001 die Nachricht über den Terroranschlag in New York überbrachte.

09.Nov.2004 Bush [BGW968] hält an Stabschef Card fest
US-Präsident Bush [BGW968] hat seine erste wichtige Personalentscheidung getroffen: Er hält an seinem Stabschef Andy Card fest. Dies gab das Weiße Haus in Washington bekannt. Card diente schon den früheren US-Präsidenten Ronald Reagan und Bush [BGW968] Bush.

09.Nov.2004 US-Kabinett: Bush [BGW968] hält an Stabschef Card fest

09.Nov.2004 Zeitsprung - 9. November 1989: "Was wir auch machen, wir machen einen falschen Schritt"

09.Nov.2004 Konjunkturaussichten: ZEW-Index bricht drastisch ein

09.Nov.2004 Erbstreit: Suha Arafat und die Millionen ihres Mannes

09.Nov.2004 Palästinenser: Arafats Zustand weiter verschlechtert

09.Nov.1938 Aufruf zum Kampf gegen un-Rechts-ex-theriorrhor-i-$$muss

09.Nov.2004 Heute in den Feuilletons: "Die bravste Baracke im ganzen Ostblock"

09.Nov.2004 USA: Junkie infizierte Frauen bewusst mit HIV

09.Nov.2004 Uno-Vorschlag: Afrikaner sollen mehr Insekten essen

09.Nov.2004 Guantanamo: Richter stoppt Prozess gegen Bin-Laden-Fahrer

09.Nov.2004 Ökologie für IT-Profis: Notebook kaufen und Gas geben

09.Nov.2004 Interview mit Otto: "Komik ist Vertrauenssache"

09.Nov.2004-09.Nov.1989 Ein Satz, der Geschichte schreiben wird

09.Nov.2004 Atommüll: Proteste verzögern Castor-Transport

09.Nov.2004 Weltmacht USA: "Bush [BGW968] wird aggressive Außenpolitik weiter verfolgen"

09.Nov.2004 Operation Morgendämmerung: In Falludscha tobt der Häuserkampf

09.Nov.2004 Im "Café Estrella" im Portugiesenviertel von Vauxhall sitzt João über gegrillten Sardinen + erzählt, wie es war, hier vor den Fernsehern in jener Nacht,

als er und hunderte Landsleute mit Luis Figo die Europameisterschaft verloren. Tragisch natürlich, zunächst. Ausgerechnet gegen die Griechen.

Dann allerdings fiel jemandem ein, dass die Engländer schon viel früher rausgeflogen waren + dann wurde es doch noch eine trunkene, eine selige Sause.
Es ist ja nie so, dass Immigrationen spannungsfrei verlaufen, auch die nach London nicht.

Die Leute von der Nationalen Front zum Beispiel würden die Insel gerne nach wie vor ausschließlich der sommersprossigen, rothaarigen englischen Herrenrasse reservieren.

Ihr Banner ist das St. George-Kreuz.

Und das hing in den Wochen des Fußball-Turniers nahezu aus jedem Fenster. "Da war es einfach wunderbar zu erleben, wie es lange vor unserer Fahne eingerollt werden musste."
João selber ist völlig vorurteilsfrei. Er findet, die ganze Welt sollte zusammenrücken. Keine Rasse, keine Ethnie sollte sich über die andere erheben.

Allerdings, wenn er was nicht mag, dann sind es die Nigerianer und die Jamaikaner, die drei Busstationen weiter unten in Brixton wohnen.

Die haben bei einem Freund eingebrochen. Alle? - "Nun ja", sagt João. "Es waren zwei."
09.Nov.2004 Nur rund acht Prozent der englischen Bevölkerung sind nicht weißer Hautfarbe, doch fast die Hälfte von ihnen leben in London,

dieser nicht endenden Megalopolis, diesem pompösen Empire-Theater, diesem gleichzeitig verblassten und verblasenen Weltmittelpunkt.
09.Nov.2004 Ein dreistöckiges rotgeziegeltes Haus in der Princelet Street im Londoner Eastend, der klassischen Immigrantengegend,

00.000.1719 erbaut, kurz darauf erworben von der Hugenottenfamilie Ogier, die der französischen Glaubens-Verfolgung nach London entkommen war. Später hatten Juden im Garten eine Synagoge errichtet. Noch später kamen Moslems aus Somalia, aus Bangladesch.
Irgendwann verfiel das Haus und war abbruchreif, bis es jüngst als "Museum des Gewissens" gerettet und hergerichtet wurde. Das erste seiner Art in Europa.
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