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Observer A 43-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the leak of documents from the investigation into the death of Jean-Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician wrongly shot by police as a terrorist suspect after the London bombings in July.

Leicestershire Constabulary was asked, as an outside authority, to investigate the leak after ITV News ran details of the inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into the shooting at Stockwell underground station on 22.Jul.2005

The leaked documents showed that police statements immediately after the shooting were misleading, including comments made by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair
But Miller continues to be blasé. “If your sources are wrong, you are wrong. I did the best job I could,” she told Times reporters for the piece.  
The marketing is over but the war goes on. The press is baying and the law closes in. The team of Bush loyalists in the White House is demoralized and braced for disaster.
18.Oct.2005 Strange Relations 
Would you believe that George Bush and Colin Powell are related? posted by Prof. Hex at 1:43 AM

Biological alarm in Washington  On Sept. 24, 2005, tens of thousands of protesters marched past the White House and flooded the National Mall near 17th Street and Constitution Avenue. They had arrived from all over the country for a day of speeches and concerts to protest the war in Iraq. It may have been the biggest antiwar rally since Vietnam. A light rain fell early in the day and most of the afternoon was cool and overcast.
Unknown to the crowd, biological-weapons sensors, scattered for miles across Washington by the Department of Homeland Security, were quietly doing their work. The machines are designed to detect killer pathogens. Sometime between 10 a.m. on Sept. 24 and 10 a.m. on Sept. 25, six of those machines sucked in trace amounts of deadly bacteria called Francisella tularensis. The government fears it is one of six biological weapons most likely to be used against the United States.

Worth a read. It's Salon so you might have to watch a short ad.

24.Oct.2005 The past is the present is the future With so much history in the making right now, you may feel as though now isn't the time to review scandals of yore. But those who do not study history are condemned to relive it. Yes, that's a cliche; it's also true.
Case in point: Gary Buell's recent look back at the
Secret Army Organization, a militia-like provocateur group of the early '70s -- whose leaders were run by the FBI.
The SAS represented the plausibly deniable "action arm" of an extremist group within the government which felt that Nixon had sold out by pursuing detente. I've discussed this group in past posts, which looked back at Hoover, Angleton + the Moorer-Radford affair.
Another plot targeted the 1972 Republican National Convention. In this scenario, terrorists falsely identified as Vietnam Veterans Against the War personnel were to bomb and gun down delegates.
John Kerry helped to lead the VVAW at that time. He must have pissed off someone .
The ultimate goal: A far-right (to the right of Nixon) military takeover of the United States.
One informant (whose reliability has been questioned) maintained that the plot included Watergate burglars James McCord and E. Howard Hunt. If that's true, we may better understand the arguments profferred by many observers that these two men intentionally "bungled" the Watergate burglary to embarrass Nixon.
Why is all this past-tense material still relevant?
1. Because the ideological heirs of that far-right faction have achieved power in the present administration.
2. Because the public must understand that this strategy -- mass death engineered to seem the work of an opponent -- has precedent. The extreme right really will use such tactics to acquire and maintain power.
Understand the past and you will better understand the future.
24.Oct.2005 Permalink

24.Oct.2005 did the levees go? It's STILL a mystery! As we deal with Wilma, let us not forget the lingering Katrina controversies.
24.Oct.2005 Marines stood nearby + their commander, Brig. Gen. James Mattis, ached to join the fight to get Bin Laden. His request was denied.
Mattis, along with another officer with whom I spoke, was convinced that with these numbers he could have surrounded and sealed off bin Laden's lair, as well as deployed troops to the most sensitive portions of the largely unpatrolled border with Pakistan. He argued strongly that he should be permitted to proceed to the Tora Bora caves. The general was turned down.

An American intelligence official told me that the Bush administration later concluded that the refusal of Centcom to dispatch the marines - along with their failure to commit U.S. ground forces to Afghanistan generally - was the gravest error of the war. It gets worse.
At this same time -- November, 2001 -- the administration received word from MI6 that Pakistani scientists had sold nuclear secrets to Bin Laden.

DCI George Tenet flew to Pakistan and got into a screaming match with the head of ISI (Pakistan's intelligence service). Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, a key figure in the development of the Pakistani bomb, was interrogated at the American embassy.
One would think that the ultimate nightmare scenario -- a nuke-equipped Osama Bin Laden -- would have made his capture the + I mean THE number-one priority.

So why didn't the administration call in the Marines?
This scandal could -- should -- be massive .
Roughly 1500-2000 warriors accompanied Osama Bin Laden in Tora Bora until he made his escape, walking over snow-covered trails to a new hideout in a lawless area of Pakistan.

The actual date of the escape remains disputed: Some sources state November 29, 2001, while the most recent NYT account gives the date of December 19. (I presume Berntsen will help us here.)
At the very same time, according to Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack , the Cheney administration (may we use that term?) tasked Franks with creating detailed plans for an invasion of Iraq. Iraq took precedence.

Franks was so distracted by this new undertaking that he could devote little time to the capture Bin Laden.
Or so runs the least embarrassing scenario. Some have posited a more disturbing idea: A faction within this administration intentionally allowed Bin Laden to get away.
From a Newsweek overview of Berntsen's book:
Berntsen says he had definitive intelligence that bin Laden was holed up at Tora Bora -- ?intelligence operatives had tracked him -- and could have been caught.

"He was there," Berntsen tells NEWSWEEK.

Asked to comment on Berntsen's remarks, National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones passed on 2004 statements from former CENTCOM commander Gen. Tommy Franks.

"We don't know to this day whether Mr. bin Laden was at Tora Bora in 00.Dec.2001 ," Franks wrote in an. 19.Oct.2005 New York Times op-ed.

"Bin Laden was never within our grasp." Berntsen says Franks is "a great American. But he was not on the ground out there. I was."
22.Oct.2005 What really happened at Tora-Bora?

According to former CIA man Larry Johnson, the Bush administration will have to withstand a new controversy: Why did American forces fail to capture Osama Bin Laden?
The CIA field commander for the agency's Jawbreaker team at Tora Bora, Gary Berntsen, has finally got approval to publish his book, which will hit the streets on 27.Dec.2005 ...

Bernsten's key point in the book is his testimony that he and other U.S. commanders did know that bin Laden was among the hundreds of fleeing Al Qaeda + Taliban members. 24.Oct.2005
Judy knew -- but not W 00.Jul.2001 :

An intelligence source, tasked with intercepting terrorist communications, gave Judith Miller word of a big upcoming strike against the USA. The obvious question: Why brief her and not the President? Permalink 24.Oct.2005
The non-partisan Government Accounting Office offered its
report on electronic voting + found many problems -- the audit logs and the vote itself can be hacked.

Left-wing bloggers have been making this argument for months -- years, actually -- while the mainstream media ostriches simply kept repeating such-things-cannot-be .
Does the report go far enough? I've only skimmed, but so far, I would have to say no.
Carlson emphatically said that there is no evidence that the levees were deliberately blown in New Orleans.

In fact (as Spike Lee, also on the panel, should have pointed out) we have several named witnesses who claim that explosions did occur.

Others counter that these witnesses were mistaken. We should recognize the difference between disputed evidence and no evidence.
3. He averred that Congress bears much of the blame for the Iraq war, since they voted for it. In fact, Congress authorized war only if Saddam Hussein refused inspections. But weapons inspectors did enter the country + they did their work unhindered. From the start, this war was unauthorized, unconstitutional + illegal.
Data on FBI cite abuses in secret surveillance : The FBI has conducted clandestine surveillance on some US residents for as long as 18 months at a time without proper paperwork or oversight, according to classified documents scheduled to be released today.

24.Oct.2005 Australia: How's this for sedition? : The latest legislative threat to our freedoms is worthy of contempt

24.Oct.2005 Keep terribly mum : Proposed legislation in Australia would make it a crime for one parent to tell the other that their child had been detained under anti-terror laws.

24.Oct.2005 US prison population continued to grow in 2004 : The U.S. prison population, already the largest in the world, grew by 1.9 % in 2004, leaving federal jails at 40 % over capacity, according to Justice Department figures released on Sunday.

24.Oct.2005 U.S., Britain Urge Action Against Syria: A Syrian official, deputy Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, said the pressure on Syria was because of America's aim of dominating the region.

24.Oct.2005 Diplomat: Russia trying to save Syrians: While the Americans are considering which steps to take against Syria in the U.N. Security Council session on Tuesday in which the U.N. report on the murder of Hariri will be presented, a senior diplomatic source in New York tells Ynet that "the toughest nut to crack is Russia, which is trying to save the Syrians"

24.Oct.2005 Syria: The Next Iraq: The news from Syria shows that the neoconservative plan for the Middle East is still in play

24.Oct.2005 Palestinian official: Peace hope fading : The Palestinian Authority is steadily losing faith in the US-backed peace plan for the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Editor's arrest on Blasphemy charges highlights difficulties facing journalists : The arrest of the editor in chief of an Afghan women's magazine is causing concern and fear among journalists in the country. Ali Mohaqiq Nasab ran the respected monthly magazine called "Women's Rights"
24.Oct.2005 In case you missed it:
Malnutrition among Iraqi children has almost doubled since U.S. invasion : Children who are acutely malnourished are literally wasting away + for severe cases their condition can be fatal. Acute malnutrition sets in very fast and is a strong indicator of the overall health of children.

24.Oct.2005 Bush at bay: The CIA leak inquiry that threatens senior White House aides has now widened to include the forgery of documents on African uranium that started the investigation, according to NAT0 intelligence sources.

24.Oct.2005 Prelude to a Leak: Gang fight: How Cheney and his tight-knit team launched the Iraq war, chased their critics—and set the stage for a special prosecutor's dramatic probe.

24.Oct.2005 Bob Herbert : How Scary Is This? : The White House is sweating out the possibility that one or more top officials will soon be indicted on criminal charges. But the Bush administration is immune to prosecution for its greatest offense - its colossal and profoundly tragic incompetence.

24.Oct.2005 Patrick J. Buchanan: The Greatest Scandal: Today, this town is salivating over the prospect that Karl Rove and "Scooter" Libby will be indicted for outing Joe Wilson's wife as a CIA operative. Thirty months ago, many of those anxious to see the White House brought down were hauling its water. Consider the role played by our newspaper of record, the New York Times.

24.Oct.2005 Brent Scowcroft "Breaks Ranks" with George W. Bush: In "Breaking Ranks: What Turned Brent Scowcroft Against the Bush Administration?", Jeffrey Goldberg coaxes Brent Scowcroft to delineate his differences with the foreign policy proclivities of George W. Bush, Condoleeza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Cheney + others.

24.Oct.2005 Gassing Iraqis: Karen Hughes Tells a Big Lie : Karen Hughes, Bush’s propaganda minister on call, is apparently a habitual liar.

24.Oct.2005 The Troops Don’t Defend Our Freedoms : As a practical matter the troops serve not as a defender of our freedoms but instead simply as a loyal and obedient personal army of the president, ready and prepared to serve him and obey his commands.
Making a killing : The American government is hiring private security firms to stabilise Iraq — and paying them a fortune to do it. But many of them are unregulated and operate outside the law. Jon Swain joins the hired guns on the streets of Baghdad — and assesses the real cost of privatising war

24.Oct.2005 The Weapons of Misperceptions: It is trendy to view any revolutionary movement worthy of its cause as a bunch of terrorists. This attitude is but a terminally lazy reflection. Should the intelligent impulse to honest enquiry be nipped in the bud in any free and democratic state then the concept of a "free world" becomes slightly more farcical.
U.S. Operatives Killed Detainees During Interrogations in Afghanistan and Iraq : CIA, Navy Seals and Military Intelligence Personnel Implicated

24.Oct.2005 Torture in Iraq: Firsthand Accounts of Torture of Iraqi Detainees by the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division," a report issued by Human Rights Watch
A State Of Inequality -By Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel
The United States is now the third most unequal industrialized society after Russia and Mexico. This is not a club we want to be part of. Russia is a recovering kleptocracy, with a post-Soviet oligarchy enriched by looting. And Mexico, despite joining the rich-nations club of the Organization for Economic and Community Development, has some of the most glaring poverty in the hemisphere.

Intelligence: MI5 Archives Joint Intelligence Committee.

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Irak/USA: Die Faelscher von London // Freibrief fuer Killer in US-Uniform // "Bush - Terrorist Nr. 1" // Ritual + ...
Nachricht aus der Newsgroup cl.menschenrechte.asien von Gerhard Lange c/o GIV vom 25.Frb.2005 ... Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 24.Feb.2005 ... caused by U.S. involvement in their national affairs. Contacts ... are the major military Contractors that have raked in ...  

Deutsche Telekom: In Zukunft gilt wieder Wachstum vor Gewinn

24.Oct.2005 ALG-II-Missbrauch: Engelen-Kefer verurteilt Generalverdacht gegen Arbeitslose
24.Oct.2005 Perfil da Empresa Google [Voltar à página inicial do Google.]  

Perfil da Empresa Início Tudo sobre o Google » Perfil da Empresa     Centro de Imprensa     R

azões para usar o Google Sobre o Google A missão da Google é oferecer a melhor experiência de pesquisa na Internet, ao tornar a informação mundial acessível e útil a nível universal.

Responsável pelo desenvolvimento do maior motor de busca do mundo, a Google oferece o caminho mais rápido e fácil para encontrar informação na web.

Com acesso a mais de 1,3 bilião de páginas, a Google proporciona resultados relevantes para usuários de todo o mundo, normalmente em menos de meio segundo.

Actualmente, a Google responde a mais de 100 milhões de consultas por dia.

A Google foi fundada em 1998 por Larry Page e Sergey Brin, dois estudantes Doutorados da Universidade de Stanford.

00.Jun.1999 a empresa privada anunciava ter assegurado $25 milhões de dólares em financiamento de capital.

Os sócios fundadores incluem a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers e a Sequoia Capital.

A Google presta serviços através do seu próprio site público,, e também oferece soluções de pesquisa na web, em associação com provedores de conteúdo.

Sobre a Tecnologia do Google

A tecnologia inovadora de pesquisa do Google, aliada ao design elegante do interface do utilizador, destacou o Google dos restantes motores de busca actuais de primeira-geração.

Mais do que utilizar apenas tecnologia de meta-pesquisa ou de pesquisa de palavras-chave, o Google baseia-se na avançada tecnologia PageRank?, que assegura que os resultados mais importantes aparecem sempre em primeiro lugar. O PageRank faz uma medição objectiva da importância das páginas web e calcula-se por meio de uma equação de 500 milhões de variáveis e mais de 2 biliões de termos.

O PageRank utiliza a vasta estrutura de links existentes na web como uma ferramenta organizacional. Essencialmente, o Google interpreta um link de uma Página A para uma Página B como um "voto" da Página A em direcção à Página B. O Google avalia a importância de uma página pelo número de votos que recebe. Por sua vez, a página que lança esse voto também é analisada pelo Google. Os métodos complexos e automatizados de pesquisa do Google impossibilitam qualquer tipo de interferência humana. Ao contrário de outros motores de busca, o Google é estruturado de tal maneira que ninguém pode comprar uma posição mais alta ou influenciar comercialmente os resultados das pesquisas. Uma pesquisa do Google é uma forma honesta e objectiva de encontrar, facilmente, sites de alta qualidade. Equipa de Administração Dr. Eric E. Schmidt, Chairman e CEO Larry Page, Co-fundador & Presidente, Produtos Sergey Brin, Co-fundador & Presidente, Tecnologia Omid Kordestani, Vice-presidente, Desenvolvimento de Negócios & Vendas Wayne Rosing, Vice-presidente para a área de Engenharia Cindy McCaffrey, Vice-presidente, Comunicação Empresarial Joan Braddi, Vice-presidente, Serviços de pesquisa Tim Armstrong, Vice-presidente, Vendas de Publicidade Urs Hölzle, Parceiro Google Craig Silverstein, Director para a área de Tecnologia O Significado de Google Google é um trocadilho com a palavra 'googol', que foi inventada por Milton Sirotta, sobrinho do matemático americano Edward Kasner, para designar o número representado por 1 seguido de 100 zeros. O uso do termo Google reflecte a missão da empresa de organizar o enorme montante de informação disponível na web e no mundo. [o ooO] ©2001 Google - Página Inicial - Tudo sobre o Google
24.Oct.2005 Dr. Asa Hilliard of Georgia State University Department of Educational Foundations; Marvin Minsky + Stewart Brand;the philosophers Hubert Dreyfus + John Searle; poet Susan Griffin, + Vera John Steiner, author of Notebooks of the Mind , share their thoughts on consciousness, thinking + learning with producer Adi Gevins.
Listen to Thinking About Thinking: Part II with Real Player

Favorable testimony deals notwithstanding, internet controversy  continues to rage because the 11.Sep.2001 Commission conducts 90 % of its investigation in secret,

failing to hear public testimony from boarding gate personnel, cleanup + catering crews with less security scrutiny, air traffic controllers, military pilots in the air on 11.Sep.2001 +

their ordinance crews, Securities & Exchange commissioners who ordered the still-secret "control list" of pre-attack insider trades, + Lockheed-Martin officials who hold the air-traffic system contract--

for an explanation as to whether the integrity + control of the doomed jets could have been compromised in any manner. 
Instead, Americans have been forced to accept the politically expedient desire to conclude well before November's election--stampeding the most important investigation since Watergate--to avoid electoral ramifications at the expense of truth, accountability and justice.
Relative of alleged hijacker permitted to leave country without questioning?   

Lozells ist mehrfach Schauplatz von Rassenunruhen gewesen. Es gibt dort eine große Gemeinde von Einwanderer aus der Karibik, in jüngster Zeit tauchten auch südasiatische Gangs auf.

Zu schweren Auseinandersetzungen mit den Sicherheitskräften kam es 1985. Auslöser war damals die Verhaftung von zwei Schwarzen im Nachbarbezirk Handsworth.
Auch der für den Bezirk zuständige Parlamentsabgeordnete, Khalid Mahmood, wies den Verdacht zurück, es könne sich um Rassenunruhen gehandelt haben. "Es waren Einzelne, nicht mehr als 30 Personen, die das Chaos veranstalteten", sagte der der britischen BBC. "Die Mehrheit der Gemeinde hält noch immer eng zusammen." Eine Reporterin der britischen Nachrichtenagentur PA berichtete indes von weit mehr Randalieren.

Auch sie sei am Samstagabend angegriffen worden, als sie durch Lozells gefahren sei. "Es war eine riesige Gruppe, mehr als hundert Jugendliche mit Kapuzen, die Baseballschläger schwangen", berichtete Alex Thompson.

"Sie haben auf meinen Wagen geschlagen und ihn getreten. Auch die anderen Autos wurden attackiert."
Die Behörden bemühten sich, die Sorge vor neuen Rassenunruhen wie in den 80er Jahren zu beschwichtigen. "Dies ist das Werk einer kleinen Personengruppe und spiegelt keine Spannungen in der Bevölkerung wieder", sagte Polizeisprecher David Shaw. Es gebe bislang auch keine Beweise für eine Vergewaltigung. Er rief das mutmaßliche Opfer auf, sich bei der Polizei zu melden.

In Birmingham ist es in der Nacht zum Sonntag zu den schwersten Unruhen seit Jahren gekommen. Ein Mann wurde dabei getötet. Es gab dutzende Verletzte, darunter auch Polizisten.

Birmingham - Auslöser waren Gerüchte über die Vergewaltigung eines 14-jährigen Mädchens aus der Karibik durch einen Südasiaten, wie die Polizei der nordenglischen Stadt mitteilte.

Vertreter der schwarzen und der asiatischen Gemeinde trafen sich am Samstagabend in einer Kirche des Stadtteils Lozells, um über die Vorwürfe und die Abwendung möglicher Racheakte zu beraten.

Laut Augenzeugen begannen plötzlich etwa 30 Südasiaten, Steine auf die Teilnehmer der Versammlung zu schleudern, weil man ihnen den Zugang verwehrte.
Bei den folgenden Straßenschlachten wurden dutzende Geschäfte verwüstet und Autos in Brand gesteckt. Hunderte Bereitschaftspolizisten waren im Einsatz, sie wurden mit Flaschen und Baseballschlägern angegriffen.

Die Randalierer gingen auch mit Messern aufeinander los. Ein etwa 20 Jahre alter Schwarzer wurde so schwer verletzt, dass er im Krankenhaus starb, wie die Polizei mitteilte. Ein Beamter erlitt eine Schussverletzung.

Mehrere Menschen seien festgenommen worden, teilte die Polizei weiter mit.
Auch die Bundesregierung unterstützt diese Maßnahme: "Wir werden uns in Brüssel dafür einsetzen, dass der Import von Wildvögeln unterbunden wird", sagte Verbraucherminister Jürgen Trittin.

Deutschland werde dies in der nächsten Woche in Brüssel vorschlagen, erklärte der Staatssekretär im Verbraucherschutzministerium, Alexander Müller.

Der Fall des in London verendeten Papageis zeige, dass es in diesem Geschäft Vertriebswege gebe, die nur schwer zu kontrollieren seien. In Surinam gebe es keine für den Menschen gefährliche Vogelgrippe.

"Man weiß nicht so genau, wo der vorher sonst überall war oder wo er sich angesteckt hat", sagte Müller.
Die Weltgesundheitsbehörde WHO fürchtet, dass eine Mutation des gefährlichen H5N1-Virus' dieses auch von Mensch zu Mensch übertragbar machen könnte. Die Folge wäre eine Grippe-Pandemie.

Immer mehr Staaten ergreifen deshalb Schutzmaßnahmen: Tschechien untersagte den Verkauf von Hühnern auf Märkten sowie öffentliche Vogelschauen;

China ließ nach einem erneuten Ausbruch der Seuche in der Inneren Mongolei Bauernhöfe, Flughäfen und Bahnhöfe in der Hauptstadt Peking verschärft kontrollieren.

Schweden hat den ersten Fall von Vogelgrippe bestätigt. Die an der Seuche verendete Ente war allerdings nicht an dem gefährlichen H5-Virus erkrankt, wie eine virologische Untersuchung ergab.

Stockholm - Experten des nationalen Veterinärinstituts hatten vier tote Enten untersucht, die in der Region Eskilstuna westlich der Hauptstadt Stockholm entdeckt worden waren.

Das Tier litt jedoch nicht an der gefährlicheren Virus-Variante H5, wie eine Untersuchung schwedischer Virologen am Sonntag ergab.
Thailändische Gesundheitsbehörden gaben unterdessen wegen einer möglichen Übertragung der Vogelgrippe von Mensch zu Mensch Entwarnung: Ein siebenjähriger Junge, der an Vogelgrippe erkrankt sei, habe sich nicht bei seinem ebenfalls infizierten und inzwischen verstorbenen Vater angesteckt. Das Virus sei in beiden Fällen von Federvieh übertragen worden, hieß es.

Der Junge habe die Krankheit überstanden und könne vermutlich in zwei Wochen wieder nach Hause.
Bis zum Wochenende waren bereits in Russland, Rumänien, Griechenland und der Türkei Vogelgrippe-Fälle aufgetaucht. Nach russischen Angaben vom Samstag starben in der Ortschaft Sunali im Ural mehr als 30 Hühner.

Schon vor mehreren Monaten waren dort etliche Tiere an dem aggressiven H5N1-Virus verendet. Sieben Menschen würden überwacht, die mit den infizierten Hühnern in Kontakt standen, hieß es.
In Schweden wurden am Freitag vier tote Enten entdeckt, von denen eine an Vogelgrippe erkrankt war. Das Veterinärinstitut erklärte heute, es handele sich nicht um das H5N1-Virus.
Serbien verschärfte die Kontrollen an der Grenze zu Kroatien, Montenegro begann am Sonntag Geflügel auf Vogelgrippe zu testen.

Bosnien verbot die Einfuhr von Geflügel und Geflügelprodukten aus Kroatien, auch die EU bereitete ein Einfuhrverbot vor.
Die Behörden in Surinam betonten, das Tier sei bei seinem Export gesund gewesen. Die britische Chefveterinärin Debbie Reynolds vermutete eine Ansteckung bei anderen Vögeln in der Quarantäne.

Auch an toten Vögeln aus Taiwan würden Tests durchgeführt, sagte Reynolds. Nach britischen Angaben starb auch ein anderer Vogel in der Quarantäneeinheit, doch hätten Tests bei ihm keinen Hinweis auf Vogelgrippe ergeben.

Alle Vögel in der Quarantäne seien inzwischen getötet worden.

Die gefährliche Variante der Vogelgrippe hat jetzt auch Großbritannien erreicht. Bei einem verendeten Papagei wurde das auch für Menschen gefährliche H5N1-Virus festgestellt.

Damit ist die Seuche in Europa weiter auf dem Vormarsch.

London - Das aus Surinam importierte Tier starb nach Behördenangaben in Quarantäne, kam also nicht mit einheimischem Geflügel in Kontakt.

Der Papagei traf im September in Großbritannien ein und wurde mit Vögeln aus Taiwan in Quarantäne gehalten. Er verendete Anfang vergangener Woche.
Interaktive Grafik: Die Ausbreitung der Vogelgrippe

23.Oct.2005 H5N1-Virus in Großbritannien: Vogelgrippe weiter auf dem Vormarsch

23.Oct.2005 Rechtsruck: Lech Kaczynski wird Polens neuer Präsident

23.Oct.2005 Süditalien: Mehrere Tote bei Unwetter

23.Oct.2005 Hurrikan: "Wilma" nimmt Kurs auf Florida
Energie: Umweltbundesamt warnt vor verlängerten AKW-Laufzeiten
Vergewaltigungsgerücht: Unruhen in Birmingham
Hurrikan "Wilma": Cancun erwartet den nächsten Angriff
Trost im Einsatz: Singendes Kopfkissen für gestresste Soldaten
Seuche: Vogelgrippe in Schweden
Bayern: Behörden sollen frühzeitig vom Fleischskandal gewusst haben
Poll shows Iraqis back attacks on UK, US forces : Eighty-two % of those polled said they were "strongly opposed" to the presence of the troops.

23.Oct.2005 Secret MoD poll: Iraqis support attacks on British troops : 65 % of Iraqi citizens support attacks and fewer than one per cent think Allied military involvement is helping to improve security in their country.

23.Oct.2005 Officials: al-Zarqawi has expanded terror network to 40 nations: U.S. intelligence officials say Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has expanded his terrorism campaign in Iraq to extremists in two dozen terror groups scattered across almost 40 countries, creating a network that rivals Osama bin Laden’s.

23.Oct.2005 US diplomat points to neocon ideology behind Iraq war: A veteran US diplomat who served as a government adviser in Iraq says US policy in the country at the initial stage of the occupation was driven by neoconservative ideology rather than careful preparation and clear understanding of issues.

23.Oct.2005 Judith Miller's Dirty Little Secret: The neo-con cabal and the Israeli lobby are an instrumental force in framing the foreign policy of the United States towards the Middle East. Other political forces had considerable influence in charting the path to war – including the equally formidable Saudi lobby and the usual suspects in the military industrial complex.

23.Oct.2005 Lawyers in CIA-leak case say charges possible this week: Top administration officials are expected to learn from Fitzgerald as early as Monday whether they will face charges as the prosecutor winds up his nearly two-year investigation, the lawyers said.

23.Oct.2005 Leak case returns spotlight to rationale for Iraq war : The legal and political stakes are of the highest order, but the investigation into the disclosure of a covert CIA officer's identity is also just one skirmish in the continuing battle over the Bush administration's justification for the war in Iraq.

23.Oct.2005 Frank Rich : Karl and Scooter's Excellent Adventure : We don't yet know whether Lewis (Scooter) Libby or Karl Rove has committed a crime, but the more we learn about their desperate efforts to take down a bit player like Joseph Wilson, the more we learn about the real secret they wanted to protect: the "why" of the war.

23.Oct.2005 Prosecutor got OK to expand leak probe in '04: In a letter dated Feb. 6, 2004, then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey said that he was clarifying, "at your (Fitzgerald's) request," the added authority to investigate and prosecute "crimes committed with intent to interfere with your investigation."

23.Oct.2005 Islamists and Mujahedeen Secure Victory in Afghan Vote : More than a month after the elections, nearly all provisional results have finally been released for Afghanistan's Parliament and provincial assemblies, cementing a victory for Islamic conservatives and the jihad fighters involved in the wars of the past two decades.

23.Oct.2005 'We have proof UK bombed us' : Iran said yesterday it has proof that Britain was involved in a double bomb attack last week that killed six people and injured more than 100 in Ahvaz.

23.Oct.2005 Blair’s New Tune on Iran: British officials used to be certain that a military attack on Iran was out of the question. Now, it seems, they’re not so sure.

23.Oct.2005 Syria hits out against Hariri murder claims : In the first official reaction to emerge from Damascus, Syrian foreign ministry adviser Riad Daudi told a press conference his government rejected the report, which was biased and aimed at hurting Syria. He said the conclusions were 'without any foundation'.

23.Oct.2005 Pivotal Witness in Mehlis Report is a Convicted Swindler : The alleged intelligence agent al-Sadik, 42, on whose testimony a considerable portion of the investigation is based, has been convicted of , embezzlement and fraud, among other crimes.

Even within the UN Commission investigating the murder of Lebanon’s former Prime Minster Rafik al-Hariri, which presented its report on Thursday, there is doubt of the credibility of the Syrian witness.

23.Oct.2005 CIA likely to avoid charges in most prisoner deaths: Despite signs of CIA involvement in at least 4 prisoner deaths in Iraq + Afghanistan, CIA workers appear likely to escape criminal charges in all but one case.

23.Oct.2005 Police to probe US ‘torture flights’ landing in Scotland: SCOTTISH police are to launch an investigation into CIA “torture flights” which fly in and out of Glasgow and Prestwick airports, ferrying kidnapped war on terror suspects around the world.

23.Oct.2005 'I stand by my words. And even more, I stand by my right to say them...' : When the acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk recalled his country's mass killing of Armenians, he was forced to flee abroad. As he prepares to accept a peace award in Frankfurt, he tells Maureen Freely why he had to break his nation's biggest taboo

23.Oct.2005 Report: Texas Overpaid Miers in Land Sale : Texas officials paid Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' family more than $100,000 for a small piece of land in 2000 - 10 times the land's worth - despite the state's objections to the way the price was determined, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported Saturday.

23.Oct.2005 Report: Contractor overcharged U.S. gov't.: In audits obtained by the Washington Post, federal auditors found Unisys overbilled taxpayers for some 171,000 hours' worth of labor and overtime by charging up to $131 an hour for employees who were paid no more than $46.43 an hour.

23.Oct.2005 Vermont GOP candidate gets caught lying through his teeth: Here's where it gets interesting. Freyne writes "So, Rich Tarrant, the wealthy, wannabe U.S. senator from Vermont, does support a woman's right to choose, right? Wrong." Here's how we know:
U.S. Military Claims To Have Killed 20 "Insurgents" Near Syrian Border : The U.S. military said soldiers and warplanes killed 20 insurgents and destroyed five "safe houses" in Iraq.
The ploy of the Iraqi referendum -By Elias Akleh
The American power elite has been very proficient in this type of manipulation; after all, they had used the same tactics for almost 227 years since the establishment of the American Constitution, to impose their own ideologies on the people + make them believe that these ideologies are their very own.

Huge majority of Iraqis want coalition to go
82 per cent, according to the report -By Ned Temko

The government has been dealt an embarrassing double blow in its battle to convince the public it is beating insurgency in Iraq and the threat of terrorism at home, according to confidential reports leaked to today's newspapers. Continued
SchNEWS Issue 444 - Friday 5th March 2004    Friday, March 05 2004 @ 08:28 AM PST Contributed by: Admin Views: 121 Submitted by Reverend Chuck0: SchNEWS Issue 444 - Friday 5th March 2004
On March 1st, 1984, Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party announced the closure of Cortonwood colliery in Yorkshire - signaling her government's determination to ram through a massive programme of pit closures and destroy the power of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Miners had no choice but to fight, or see their lives and communities devastated. The longest major industrial battle in British history had begun - a battle that still defines the political landscape of today.
The full force of the state was used against the striking miners.
20,000 police were coordinated by Scotland Yard and they used massive computer-backed data gathering for intelligence.

Tactics such as road-blocks, political questioning, curfews, beatings, illegal fingerprinting and photographing, snatch squads, phone taps, infiltration and agent provocateurs were widespread.
Alongside this was the mobilisation of the media and the law.

In the press, Thatcher compared the pickets to IRA bombers.

James Anderton, Chief Constable of Manchester said mass pickets were "acts of terrorism without the bullet and the bomb," while the Police Federation warned that its members might be unable to serve
the public under a Labour government after the Labour conference criticised police violence!





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1. "Origins and Fundamental Causes of International Terrorism," UN Secretariat, reprinted in M. Cherif Bassiouni, ed., International Terrorism and Political Crimes (Charles Thomas, 1975).

2. Claire Sterling, Walter Laqueur; see chapter 5. For references and discussion, see my Towards a New Cold War (TNCW) (Pantheon, 1982), 47f. + my chapter in Chomsky, Jonathan Steele and John Gittings, Superpowers in Collision (Penguin, 1982, revised edition, 1984). For

extensive discussion and documentation on the topic, see Edward S. Herman, The Real Tenor Network (South End Press, 1982).

3. A distinct category is the much more severe crime of aggression, as in the case of the U.S. attack against South Vietnam, then all of Indochina; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; the U.S.-backed invasions of Timor and Lebanon by its Indonesian and Israeli clients, etc. Sometimes the categories are blurred; we return to some cases.

4. Washington Post, June 30, 1985; Time, October 11, 1982; Goodman, New York Times, February 7, 1984.

5. See references of note 3 + chapter 5, pp. 130-2.

6. Economist, June 14; Victoria Brittain, Guardian, June 6; Anthony Robinson, Financial Times, June 7, 1986, from Johannesburg. The eport was also carried by BBC World Service. The ship that was sunk may have been a Cuban food ship. See also Israeli Foreign Affairs,

July 1986.

7. There was no mention at all in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, the news weeklies and other journals listed in the magazine index. The Washington Post ran a 120-word item from Moscow on p. 17, June 8, reporting Soviet condemnation of the South African attack.

8. For background, in October 1976 a Cubana airliner was destroyed by a bomb in flight with 73 killed including the entire Cuban Olympic gold medal fencing team (compare the actual events of the "Munich massacre," one of the peak moments of Palestinian terrorism). The terrorist action was traced to Orlando Bosch, probably the leading figure of international terrorism, who had been trained by the CIA along with his close associates in connection with the terrorist war against Cuba and "had close relations with (and has been on the payroll of) the secret police of Chile and Venezuela," who, in turn, "were tutored by the CIA and maintain close relations with it today" (Herman, Real Terror Network, 63). What would the U.S. response have been? The question is academic, since the first sign of a Cuban soldier near Venezuela would probably have evoked a major attack against Havana. On the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, see chapter 2 and references cited. The figure of about 200 Russians killed "operating in

the area of Syrian air defense forces" during the (unprovoked and unexpected) Israeli attack on Syrian forces in Lebanon is given by Aviation Week & Space Technology, December 12, 1983. Syrian forces had entered Lebanon with the agreement of the U.S. and Israel + were scheduled to complete a six-year stay later in the summer of 1986. On these events, see my Fateful Triangle (South End Press, 1983).

9. On the real world, see Gabriel Kolko, Politics of War (Random House, 1968), the classic and still unsurpassed account, despite much valuable subsequent scholarship; TNCW; and my Turning the Tide (ITT) (South End Press, 1985) + sources cited. On more recent material, see my Deterring Democracy (Verso, 1991; Hill & Wang, 1992), chapter 11 + sources cited. Melvyn Leffler, "Adherence to Agreements: Yalta and the Experiences of the Early Cold War," International Security, Summer, 1986; Leffler's conclusion is that "In fact, the Soviet pattern of adherence [to Yalta, Potsdam + other wartime agreements] was not qualitatively different from the American pattern." It should be noted that in Greece and South Korea in the late 1940s the U.S. organized mass slaughter operations as part of the worldwide program of destroying the anti-fascist resistance, often in favor of Nazi and Japanese collaborators.

10. Released Soviet archives reveal that "U.S. and British intelligence were supporting Ukrainian and Polish underground rebel actions against Soviet forces long before victory over Germany," tying down several hundred thousand Soviet troops and killing thousands of officers, thus retarding significantly the liberation of Europe from Nazi rule, with grim consequences too obvious to be discussed. That continued without substantial change after the war. Jeffrey Burds, "The Early Cold War in Soviet West Ukraine, 1944-1948," The Carl Beck Papers No. 1505, January 2001, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh. These may be the most significant of the rev elations so far from released Russian archives + among the least known.

11. See TNCW, chapter 3 + my introduction to Morris Morley and James Petras, The Reagan Administration and Nicaragua (Monograph Series No. 1, Institute for Media Analysis, New York, 1987).

12. The groundwork had already been laid in the United States and in a series of conferences for future terrorologists organized by Israel, which  has  an  obvious  interest  in  this  propaganda  operation. Commenting on the second Israeli-organized conference on terrorism,

held in Washington, Wolf Blitzer observes that the focus on Arab terrorism and the enthusiasm expressed by many notable speakers for Israeli terrorism and aggression (particularly, its 1982 invasion of Lebanon), provided "clearly a major boost for Israel's own Hasbara campaign in the United States, as recognized by everyone involved" (Blitzer, Jerusalem Post, June 29, 1984); the word "hasbara," literally "explanation," is the term for Israeli propaganda,expressing the thesis that since Israel's position is so plainly correct on every issue, it is only necessary to explain; propaganda is for those with something to

conceal. For more on the judgments expressed in the conference, see chapter 3, note 20.

13. Kennedy's program was limited to the second and third plank of the Reagan agenda; the first, enacted with the support of Congressional Democrats in direct violation of the will of the public, reflects the decline in relative U.S. power in the intervening years. It is no longer feasible to pursue "great societies at home and grand designs abroad," in the words of Kennedy advisor Walter Heller, so the former must be abandoned. On public attitudes, see ITT, chapter 5 + Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers, Atlantic Monthly, May 1986. On the relation

of Reagan's programs to those of the latter phases of the Carter Admin istration, which the Reaganites extended, see TNCW, chapter 7 + TTT, chapters 4 and 5. See also Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, Inequity and Intervention (South End Press, 1986).

14. On these matters, see TNCW, particularly chapters 1 and 2. The human rights program, largely a Congressional initiative reflecting the change in public consciousness, was not without significance, despite its exploitation for propaganda purposes and the hypocritical

application, which consistently evaded atrocities by client-states, exactly the opposite of the standard charge. See Chomsky and Herman, Political Economy of Human Rights, particularly vol. I.

15. World Press Review, February 1986.
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23.Oct.2005 Umfrage: Viele Iraker billigen Anschläge auf Alliierte
Hariri-Mord: Erster Verdächtiger verhaftet
23.Oct.2005 Here's a good example, which comes to us by way of
Daniel Hopsicker:
00.000.1993-00.000.1994 -Back in- many observers wondered why new Clark County elections chief Kathryn Ferguson would commit to what turned out to be tens of millions of dollars in expenditures to adopt Sequoia Pacific’s electronic voting machines.
So determined was Ms. Ferguson to buy the Sequoia machines for Las Vegas that a former member of her elections department team stated Ferguson resorted to the simple exigency of having Sequoia Pacific's representative send a list of bid specifications designed so that Sequoia's machines were the only ones that could meet them.
This hardly seems sporting. And its definitely illegal.

Asked at the time, Ferguson said she had no concern that her acceptance of a job at Sequoia Pacific might appear to be a payoff for favors rendered.
Today Kathryn Ferguson is ES & S's chief spokesman.

She's good to go.

Sequoia execs Pasquale "Rocco" Ricci + Phil Foster were indicted after they were caught paying a Louisiana Elections official an $8 million bribe to buy their voting machines.

That sort of thing goes on all the time . Why else would any politico have anything to do with these devices, given the widespread public distrust?
Let us not forget Howard Ahmanson, the money-man behind ES&S. He is a firm backer of the Christian Dominionist movement -- a movement that hopes to do away with democracy altogether. This man once said that "My purpose is total integration of Biblical law into our lives." No man who thinks that way should be allowed anywhere near any company entrusted with counting our votes.
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