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27.Mar.2002 John Sugg, senior editor at, writes that he is the source of the DEA report + provided it to

Credit for the publication of the report goes to Weekly Planet (Tampa) and Creative Loafing (Atlanta). Additional documents are due soon.

See Mr. Sugg's latest report on the topic:

24.Mar.2002 : Text in red indicates redactions in the original which have been lifted by use of a PDF utility, Pitstop.

This reminds of Cryptome's revelation of insecure PDF redactions in a New York Times publication of a secret report on the

00.000.1953 CIA/MI6 overthrow of Mossadeq .

As with the New York Times example, the rationale for revelation here is to alert named parties about the likelihood their identities have been revealed due to insecure PDF redaction.

23.Mar.2002 : Thanks to J, link to

01.Apr.2002 Insight article:

21.Mar.2002 Thanks to S, J and S.
Source:  (4.7MB)

See Anti-War report of March 21, 2002:

An article in Insight magzaine from

00.May 2000 seems to be the first major coverage of Israeli spying on the US: (now dead)

The authors researched it for a year. This Insight article was discussed in the June 2000 issue of the Washington Report :

and the next month Washington Report discusses the press's coverage of the Insight article:

As a result of the Insight article Fox News reported on Israeli spying in

00.May 2000 but subsquently removed the four-part series for unexplained reasons:

[60 pages. No date.] Suspicious Activities Involving Israeli Art Students at DEA Facilities
Sandy Berger: What Did He Take and Why Did He Take It? - BG -
Some things cry out for explanation. Like finding $90,000 in marked bills in a Congressman's freezer.

Or finding out that a blue-chip lawyer who held one of the most important jobs in the nation was willing to risk his career … Source: Real Clear Politics - Ronald A. Cass Link:… memeorandum permalink... Source:
15.Jan.2007 Think Progress » 60 Minutes: CIA_Official_Reveals_Bush,_Che?= =?ISO-8859-1?Q?ney,_Rice_Were_Personally_Told Iraq Had No WMD in Fall 2002 - BG -
Think Progress » 60 Minutes: CIA Official Reveals Bush, Cheney, Rice Were Personally Told Iraq Had No WMD in Fall
15.Jan.2007 CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS: Breaking News: Michael Ledeen Is Dead - BG -
If it is true that the American people love war, then Ledeen may have been the most American person of all.

15.Jan.2007 ShoutWire - Department of Homeland Security Can't Account For Almost Half Its Expenditures - BG -
So, follow me here, FEMA has lost and/or failed to account for a sum of money that is almost half of DHS's entire budget + 130 times greater than the amount of money that the Department of Homeland Security is willing to spend to secure the homeland.'t_Account_For_Almost_Half_Its_Expenditures

15.Jan.2007 What If Bush Were President During The Cold War?
Things might have heated up. As The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson writes, "He probably would have disconnected the hotline to the Kremlin, or at least kept Leonid Brezhnev on permanent hold." Or worse.

15.Jan.2007 Governors Lose In Power Struggle Over National Guard A little-noticed change in federal law changes who is in charge the next time a state is devastated by a disaster such as Hurricane Katrina.

15.Jan.2007 Claiming The Prize: War Escalation Aimed At Securing Iraqi Oil
New information on the US government's interventiion on behalf of big oil in Iraq as a motive for sending more troops.

For additional information and a historical perspective, see the article, "Globalism and the US Entanglement in Iraq" by Christopher Patton.

15.Jan.2007 Bush's Approval Rating Hits New Low
Public approval of Congress has edged up a bit now that Democrats are back in control, but it's still nothing to write home about.

Approval for the way Congress is handling its job rose to 32 % in the latest AP-Ipsos poll, up from a meager 27 % a month earlier.

That puts Congress on par with President Bush, whose 32 % approval rating represents a new low for him in AP-Ipsos polling.
GOP Congress "Everybody Is Scared Spitless"
After years of rock-solid party discipline + fealty to President Bush, Congressional Republicans have suddenly fractured in their new role as members of the minority, with some prominently deserting the White House on Iraq + others bolting from their leadership on popular domestic issues.

15.Jan.2007 Activists Say Tide Has Turned With New Congress
People of conscience should not live under such a morally challenged government.

15.Jan.2007 Opposition To Iraq Plan Leaves Bush Isolated
The more serious threat to the White House would be a Democratic attempt to restrict funds for more troops.Bush aides said that current funds are enough to get started +

they are counting on the notion that it will take two months until the supplemental appropriation bill providing more war funds comes to a vote.

By then extra troops will be on the ground and it will be too late for Congress to stop them.
15.Jan.2007 - By Timothy V. Gatto -
What You Wanted To Know About Bush And Iraq, But Were Afraid To Ask
The truth that we all need to understand. Sometimes we don't see what's right in front of our faces in plain sight.

By Don Williams - Bush's Gamble; Your World - We'd best get ahead of the Neocon curve and deal them out of the game. Otherwise our world's headed for chaos. It's up to people like us.
15.Jan.2007 By Allen L Roland - VOICES FROM AMERICA'S DARK SHAME
America's shame spreads across the world from Iraq to Guantanamo to New Orleans and occasionally a voice will be heard from the darkness ~ demanding to be heard by the world.

Prisoners held at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba are being driven insane by a tightening of conditions and indefinite detention without trial.

One of those voices is Jumah al-Dossari who speaks of his ongoing torture and humiliation at Gitmo.

15.Jan.2007 By Dayle E. Spencer - Entrapment In Escalating Conflict - A Lesson For The Bush Administration - Lessons for the Bush Administration in Iraq.

15.Jan.2007 By John Moffett - The No-Legged Stool
The fact of the matter is that a functional stool must have three sturdy legs. A no-legged stool ensures you will fall flat on your ass.

Personally, I doubt President Bush's Iraq plan would work

even if all three parts were realized, but I think just about everybody would agree that it will be a miracle if all three legs of the plan can be successfully implemented
15.Jan.2007 By Michael Richardson -
Former M.I.T. Weapons Designer Abandoned War And Now Offers A Plan For Peace
Former weapons designer studies roots of war and agrues we must stop the belief in the depravity of human nature and make decision-making for the common good to guide human behavior.

15.Jan.2007 By Ron Fullwood - Bush Is Escalating His Iraq Occupation To Move "Forward" Against Iran
- Under the pretext of concern for the victims of these government-affiliated death squad's vigilante justice, Bush wants to move into these Shia neighborhoods with our military forces + wage another false offensive against Iraqis to further his ambitions against Iran.

15.Jan.2007 By Daniel Geery - How To Recognize A Human Scumbag Today's lesson is about how to recognize a human scumbag.
15.Jan.2007 By James Brett - Persistence Is Futile - Bush is not the Borg, nor is his psychology relevant. He is not alone. He is supported by millions.

We have to stop analyzing George and begin removing him from office.
15.Jan.2007 By Dave Lindorff -
What's Good For GM Is Gonna Kill Us All
Forget all the earlier predictions about global warming getting nasty

00.000.2050 or

00.000.2070 . It's going to hit us much sooner + much harder. Hold on to your hats.
15.Jan.2007 By Jason Miller -
Man Fuel: Is It In You?
What could better reflect the collective psychosis of the American Empire than our mass obsession with the NFL?

Born through violent revolution, expanded by genocide, enriched by slavery + elevated to hegemony through imperialism, militarism + economic tyranny, the USA, like NFL football, embodies avaricious savagery masked by a fastidiously maintained illusion of benevolent civility.

By Scott Shuster -Mr. Bush, Put Your Presidency Where Your Mouth Is
This is my message to President Bush. Escalation of this conflict is so far out of the mainstream opinion, are you willing to risk your presidency on it?

By Bob Portune - A Question Of Credibility
Given the Bush Administration's track record on... well, on just about everything so far, how can any intelligent human being think that the President might just be right this time around?

Taking Responsibility Needs To Be Personal. Bush Made Sure His Wasn't

By W. Christopher Epler (Bill) - Bush Isn't An Exception; He's Simply The Rule Writ Large
Bush is a symptom of an underlying Bush/Republican putrescence and "seeing this" liberates meta political, real world action.

15.Jan.2007 By Dean Powers - New York Post Attempts Op-Ed News Bravado
You know the Republican Party is in trouble when they start trying to pick up the feminist bloc of voters.

By Andrew Bard Schmookler - The Oil Companies Disinformation On Global Warming
Corporate hacks try to muzzle congressional critics who are calling them on their immoral attempt to pad their profits at the expense of the future of the planet.

15.Jan.2007 By Paul Rogat Loeb - A Storm Of Denial
How the media is ignoring the escalating number of global warming related disasters + why it's hard for all of us to deal with this issue

By By Robert Parry - The U.S.-Iran-Iraq-Israeli-Syrian War
At a not-for-quotation pre-speech briefing on Jan. 10, George W. Bush and his top national security aides unnerved network anchors and other senior news executives with suggestions that a major confrontation with Iran is looming.

By Dave Lindorff - Of Geese, Ganders And A Presidential Loon
It's simple. US attacks Iranian Consulate in Irbil. Someone attacks US Embassy in Greece. Is anyone surprised?

By Sherwood Ross - Can Hugo Chavez Beat The Devil?
Can Venezuela's Hugo Chavez beat the devil? Is it possible for any leader to nationalize any industry anywhere without incurring the wrath of the White House?

By Larry Sakin - With The Terrorists
About five years ago, President Bush gave Americans a choice: we could either be with him or with the terrorists. It was an awful coercion of democratic principle but hey- we all knew back then that Bush could hardly spell democracy much less define it. The same options are still on the table today and I have to say, sorry Mr. Bush, but I gotta go with the terrorists.

By Carol Wolman - Nuclear Armageddon? The Rapture Cult, Path Of Death
A look at the Christofascist ideology which allows and encourages suicidal behavior on the part of the man with his finger on the button

15.Jan.2007 By Rob Kall - Pro Bono Lawfirms Threatened By Gitmo Official For Defending Detainees

When does an American turn into a monster?

A Nazi?

A Joe McCarthy?

A threat to democracy?

Threatening noble people who do the difficult, sometimes punishingly thankless job of standing up for justice is one way the right wing is now pumping through its echo chamber.
15.Jan.2007 By Mick Youther -
It Is Time To Rebel Against King George
The American people did their part in the 2006 election. They voted against the Bush Republicans, the Bush Wars + the "unitary Presidency".

Now it is up to the new Congress to let this President know that he is not a King.

He is a public servant--the head of one co-equal branch of government--bound to obey the Constitution, our international treaties + the laws of our land.
15.Jan.2007 By Brent Budowsky -
Charles "Cully" Stimson Should Be Fired For Threatening Lawyers Representing Detainees.
15.Jan.2007 By Sherwood Ross- More Americans Dying From Lack Of Health Insurance Than In Iraq
Dreadful as the casualty reports from Iraq may be, more Americans are dying from inadequate health care here at home owing to the criminal negligence of the Bush Administration.

15.Jan.2007 Alex Jones Watch #4: Overblown Headline - BG - The snippet below is taken from today:
This headline is inexcusably sloppy (althought it could be worse, it could say Cheney let Flight 77 hit the Pentagon).
The error originates with the person who posted the referenced video at youtube.
EX-CIA Ray McGovern "Cheney Let the Plane Hit the Pentagon"
15.Jan.2007 American Thinker: Descent into Hell - BG -
Blogger Thoughts: How many people read something like this, or watch "24" + know that the official story of 9/11 is a myth?

15.Jan.2007 DEA report on Israeli spies - BG -

President Bush's escalation of the Iraq War is premised on a profound misunderstanding of who the enemies are, how to deal with them + what the limits are of U.S. Power.
15.Jan.2007 OAKLAND/Police spies chosen to lead war protest - (Flashback 2003) - BG -OAKLAND/Police spies chosen to lead war protest
15.Jan.2007 Exxon cuts ties to warming skeptics - Environment - - BG -Exxon cuts ties to global warming -
15.Jan.2007 Laura Knight Jadczyk: EXPOSED!!! - BG -Laura Knight Jadczyk: EXPOSED!!! ... Source:
15.Jan.2007 High Quality For Members: Detention Camp For American Citizens? - Paul Joseph Watson -A detention camp in Taylor Texas that currently holds hundreds of rebuffed asylum seekers who
15.Jan.2007 Presidential Candidate Fears "Gulf Of Tonkin" To Provoke Iran War - Paul Joseph Watson -Developments converge to signify inevitable conflict despite ongoing chaos in Iraq
15.Jan.2007 Everything is Unacceptable. - Judd  -

“In six years in office, President Bush has found a lot of things to be unacceptable — most recently, the situation in Iraq.” The Swamp has the full rundown.
15.Jan.2007 January 15, 2007 - Think Progress  -

“The handwritten personal papers of Martin Luther King Jr.. including his sermons and the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, will be on display in Atlanta today.”

$72.9 million : Amount that has been raised to fund a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Mall. The memorial is expected to cost $100 million.

The White House has denied a Guardian report that Bush is preparing to make an “historic shift” on global warming in his State of the Union address.

“[The story] is inaccurate on all fronts,” a White House official said, “+ especially regarding the State of the Union.”

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), which represents 45,000 churches, has joined with leading scientists to fight global warming.

“Whether God created the Earth in a millisecond or whether it evolved over billions of years, the issue we agree on is that it needs to be cared for today,” said Rich Cizik of the NAE.

President Bush’s escalation plan is facing “some of its fiercest resistance from the very people it depends on for success: Iraqi government officials.”

Private contractors, civilian government employees, embedded journalists + other civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan “could be subject for the first time to military courts-martial under a new federal provision.”

Frederick W. Kagan. an American Enterprise Scholar who “has the president’s ear” on Iraq and crafted the escalation plan, is actually not a “military expert,” according to a look at his resume.

And finally: After six years in office, President Bush has now spent one full year at Camp David . “Mark Knoller, CBS White House correspondent and the unofficial archivist for the White House press corps, reports on the CBS Web site that the Bushes took off Friday for their 116th visit to the beautiful presidential retreat and their 365th day there.” As of Jan. 1, Bush has spent 405 full or partial days at the Crawford ranch.
15.Jan.2007 ‘Administration leaving out important details on Iraq.’ - Amanda  -

McClatchy: “President Bush and his aides, explaining their reasons for sending more American troops to Iraq, are offering an incomplete, oversimplified and possibly untrue version of events there that raises new questions about the accuracy of the administration’s statements about Iraq.” (HT: DailyKos)
15.Jan.2007 Chalabi still in charge of de-Baathification in Iraq. - Amanda  -

Ahmed Chalabi, the disgraced Iraqi exile who misled the USA into Iraq, remains chairman of the Supreme National Commission for De-Baathification, “which continues to have ultimate authority to decide which ex-Baathists can return to work and which cannoot.”
15.Jan.2007 Die neue (Un)Sicherheitspolitik Deutschlands (11) Idiotie des Machthungers - sfux -Michael Schulze von Glaßer ?

Deutschlands Sicherheit ist bedroht. Jedenfalls nicht so wie es die Bundeswehr in ihrem - gemeinsam mit der Bundesregierung - herausgegebenen ?Weißbuch 2006 zur Sicherheitspolitik Deutschlands und zur Zukunft der Bundeswehr? darstellt.
Globalisierung wird von der Bundeswehr, deren Weiser mit ihren Äußerungen auf mich den Eindruck erwecken, sie könnten paranoid sein, als äußerst feindselig angesehen. Dennoch propagieren sie...

No Drugs in Afghanistan? - sfux Stephan Fuchs -

Verblüffend was man auf der Suche nach Drogenlabors ? geheimen Flugplätzen und Transportwegen findet. Früchte mit Gewinn von 17 Millionen US Dollar. Jene haben in der Region um das Städtchen Shurandam in Kandahar den Mohn verdrängt und exportiert sich als Schlager. 21,000 Tonnen Rosinen, Feigen, Walnüsse und 16 Tonnen Frischfrüchte. Demonstrativ in den Stein gezeichnet steht, für die Spionagesatelliten und...
Aspirin 'stops asthma developing' -The common painkiller aspirin may prevent asthma developing in adults, a US study suggests.
15.Jan.2007 Thailand hit by bird flu outbreak Thailand confirms its first outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus for six months, in the north of the country.
15.Jan.2007 Deaths rise as US storm spreads Ice storms in the US have now killed about 30 people and left hundreds of thousands without power.
15.Jan.2007 Nepal Maoists enter parliament Maoist rebels take their seats in a new interim parliament in Nepal under a historic deal ending 10 years of war.
15.Jan.2007 Egypt backs US strategy on Iraq Egypt tells visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice it supports the new US strategy on Iraq.
15.Jan.2007 Six accused of London bomb plot Six men planned to carry out "murderous suicide bombings" in London on 21 July 2005, a court hears.
15.Jan.2007 Diana inquest to sit without jury The inquest into the death of Princess Diana will not be heard by a jury, the coroner says.
15.Jan.2007 Somalia shuts down broadcasters The main broadcasters in Somalia's capital are shut down, as the president set up a new team to end "chaos".
15.Jan.2007 Ecuador swears in new president Ecuador swears in a new president, Rafael Correa, who has promised a "citizens' revolution".
15.Jan.2007 No 'quick fix' for Bush Iraq plan There are no guarantees of success of the new US-Iraqi security drive in Baghdad, a top US general says.
15.Jan.2007 Asian states sign key energy deal Leaders at an East Asian summit agree to promote energy security and find alternatives to fossil fuels.
15.Jan.2007 Malaysia floods test aid efforts Relief centres in southern Malaysia try to cope with more than 100,000 people evacuated after heavy floods.
15.Jan.2007 Arrest over Russian banker murder A Russian court sanctions the arrest of an ex-banker over his suspected role in the murder of Andrei Kozlov.
15.Jan.2007 Iran presses on with enrichment Iran says it is pressing ahead with its nuclear programme despite recent sanctions by the UN Security Council.
15.Jan.2007 Iran's leader urges Muslim unity Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, calls for greater Muslim unity amid continuing fears over Iraq.
15.Jan.2007 Pakistan 'nuclear' kidnap foiled Police in north-west Pakistan say they have foiled the attempted kidnapping of six nuclear officials.
15.Jan.2007 Alert system dubbed a 'shambles' The government faces criticism over a system set up to warn the public about changing terror threats.
15.Jan.2007 Push for EU Holocaust denial ban Germany hopes to introduce laws banning Holocaust denial and Nazi symbols across the entire EU.
15.Jan.2007 Rice makes bid for Mid-East peace The US secretary of state, Israel's PM and the Palestinian leader agree to hold a three-way summit soon.
Iran and Nicaragua vow close ties Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pledges closer ties with Nicaragua as he continues a tour of Latin America.
15.Jan.2007 First stars in telescope's sights Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will shed light on the beginnings of the Universe.
15.Jan.2007 The Trouble with Physics - samzenpus 39 - SpaceAdmiral writes

"You've likely heard of Lee Smolin's book The Trouble with Physics. It has created a lot of controversy because it argues that string theory gets far too much attention and money, despite a complete lack of evidence. It accuses string theorists of groupthink. Smolin has dabbled in string theory from time to time but he's a proponent of the alternative loop quantum gravity. Although irrelevant to this book review, he has also suggested that it is possible that universes reproduce via black holes, making them prone to pressure similar to natural selection (universes that produce a lot of black holes are more successful spawners than those that don't). In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins quotes Nobel-winner Murray Gell-Mann as once saying, "Smolin? Is he that young guy with those crazy ideas? He may not be wrong."" Read the rest of SpaceAdmiral's review.
3D Printers To Build Houses - kdawson 256 - gbjbaanb writes to point out an article in the Sunday Times describing two separate programs where robots are being developed to build houses.

The Los Angeles project is farther along than the one in the UK, but the article provides more details on the techniques employed in the latter. Liquid concrete and gypsum will be sprayed from nozzles in a manner analogous to an inkjet printer. From the article: "The first prototype — a watertight shell of a two-story house built in 24 hours without a single builder on site — will be erected in California before April. The robots are rigged to a metal frame, enabling them to shuttle in three dimensions and assemble the structure of the house layer by layer. The sole foreman on site operates a computer programmed with the designer's plans... Inspired by the inkjet printer, the technology goes far beyond the techniques already used for prefabricated homes. 'This will remove all the limitations of traditional building,' said [an architect involved with the UK project]. 'Anything you can dream you can build.'"
New Plan In UK For "Big Brother" Database - kdawson 173 -POPE Mad Mitch writes

"The BBC is reporting that Tony Blair is going to unveil plans on Monday to build a single database to pull together and share every piece of personal data from all government departments.

The claimed justification is to improve public services. The opposition party and the Information Commission have both condemned the plan as another step towards a 'Big Brother' society. Sharing information in this way is currently prohibited by the 'over-zealous' data protection legislation. An attempt to build a similar database was a key part of the, now severely delayed, ID card scheme."
15.Jan.2007 Convicted Watergate 'plumber' claims LBJ may have had JFK assassinated 
E. Howard Hunt writes a book. posted by Prof. Hex
15.Jan.2007 Stonehenge most likely didn't stand alone  The world famous Stonehenge in the plains of Salisbury in southern England that has intrigued anthropologists for centuries did not stand in isolation, but was juxtaposed between two more world famous prehistoric stone formations. posted by Prof. Hex
15.Jan.2007 Modern Remedy From Ancient Lore: Rosemary  Egyptians and Greeks considered rosemary to be a sacred plant, associated with love, death + remembrance. In Egypt rosemary was used to embalm the dead + sprigs were placed in tombs to symbolize the memory of the departed. posted by Prof. Hex
13.Jan.2007 Reading Bush “If you are afraid to speak out, you are not in America any more” - ‘unknown’ - By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
The USA, once known as the beacon of democracy, finds itself in a dilemma. It is faced with a President that is deaf to the people.

10.Jan.2007 -In his address to the nation on- he left little doubt that he means to rule over the people he was ‘elected’ to serve. Continue
15.Jan.2007Humble beginnings for Evo Morales' sweeping land reform in Bolivia : The hamlet of Pueblos Unidos, or “People United,” is the first community founded on land redistributed by Morales + represents a crucial first step in the populist leader's vision of lifting his fellow Bolivians out of South America's severest poverty.

15.Jan.2007 Peron arrested in Spain : Spanish police have arrested Isabel Peron, the former Argentine president, in Madrid one day after an arrest warrant was issued by an Argentine federal judge.
15.Jan.2007 Kuwait media: U.S. military strike on Iran seen by April : The report, written by Arab Times' Editor-in-chief Ahmed al-Jarallah citing a reliable source, said that the attack would be launched from the sea, while Patriot missiles would guard all Arab countries in the Gulf.

15.Jan.2007 Top Dem Wesley Clark Says ‘N.15.Jan.2007. Money People’ Pushing War With Iran :

Retired general Wesley Clark drew harsh criticism this week after reportedly saying that “New York money people” are pushing America into a war against Iran.

15.Jan.2007 Uri Avnery: Manara Square, Ramallah : IT WAS murder in broad daylight.

Undercover soldiers disguised as Arabs, accompanied by armored vehicles and bulldozers and supported by helicopter gunships, invaded the center of Ramallah.

Their aim was to kill or capture a Fatah militant, Rabee' Hamid. The man was wounded but managed to escape.

15.Jan.2007 Separation among Israelis and Palestinians even in vehicles: The Palestinians in the West Bank will add another suffering to their lives by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).

Beside the Separation Wall that shatters the West Bank and more than 400 roadblocks, the (IOF) will implement the discriminatory Israeli order which prohibits Israelis + tourists from using their vehicles to transport Palestinians in the West Bank without an army permit.

15.Jan.2007 Olmert 'ashamed' at video of settler insulting Palestinian : Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that he was flabbergasted by a homemade video posted on the Internet that shows a Jewish settler in the West Bank town of Hebron repeatedly insulting a Palestinian woman as a soldier stands calmly by.
15.Jan.2007 Iraqi rebels make $1bn/yr from refinery : Iraqi militants are taking most of the $1.5 billion a year that is stolen from Iraq's main oil refinery through smuggling and corruption, the government told parliament.

15.Jan.2007 Shock and oil: Iraq's billions & the White House connection : The American company appointed to advise the US government on the economic reconstruction of Iraq has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars into Republican Party coffers

15.Jan.2007 US accuses Iran over officials seized in Iraq: The USA accused five Iranians it arrested in Iraq of running arms and money to Iraqi militants as Iraq joined Iran in calling for the men's release. Washington also told Arab allies it would do more to contain Tehran.

15.Jan.2007 War pimp alert: US forces turn on Iranians: Mr Bush signed the clandestine directive after he was given new intelligence on the scale of Iranian operations to foment violence in Iraq.
15.Jan.2007 You owe us, Bush says: "(The) Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude."

15.Jan.2007 Iraq's Lost Children: Sectarian warfare is reshaping Iraq in all sorts of malevolent ways day in and day out. But it is also forging the future by poisoning the next generation of Iraqis.
15.Jan.2007 US military strike on Iran seen by 00.Apr.2007 - By Ahmed Al-Jarallah - Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times
The attack will be launched from the sea and Patriot missiles will guard all oil-producing countries in the region, they add. Recent statements emanating from the USA indicate the Bush administration’s new strategy for Iraq doesn’t include any proposal to make a compromise or negotiate with Syria or Iran.

15.Jan.2007 Chavez and Iran unveil "anti-US" fund - By Al Jazeera

The presidents of Iran and Venezuela have agreed to spend billions of dollars to help other countries free themselves from what they describe as US domination. Continue

15.Jan.2007 Palestinian Opposes Provisional State - By THOM SHANKER and GREG MYRE
“We have also noted to Minister Rice our decision to end any temporary or transitional solutions including a state with temporary borders because we do not believe it to be a realistic choice that can be built upon,” Mr. Abbas said during a joint news conference with the secretary of state.

15.Jan.2007 Absolute Power - The real reason the Bush administration won't back down on Guantanamo. -By Dahlia Lithwick
Why is the USA poised to try Jose Padilla as a dangerous terrorist, long after it has become perfectly clear that he was just the wrong Muslim in the wrong airport on the wrong day?

15.Jan.2007 A Time to Break Silence - "A time comes when silence is betrayal." - By Rev. Martin Luther King
In his "Beyond Vietnam" speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he was murdered -- King called the USA "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."
Audio and transcript

15.Jan.2007 Remember Segregation
Founded in the core belief that segregation is, was and has always been wrong, this campaign is intended to make people stop, think and perhaps get a little uncomfortable in the process of realizing the modern day importance of Dr. King's life.

15.Jan.2007 Holiday Hypocrisy- By Stephen Lendman
Borrowing the line from Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore:

"Things are seldom as they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream."

It's as true here in the US today as it was in 19th century England + its message explains how to understand + view our affairs of state + why the title of this essay was chosen -

to reflect on our national federal holidays that, in fact, represent something much different than the stated reasons we commemorate them for. Continue
15.Jan.2007 U.S. in national crisis, majority tell Pollster Zogby. "Nation Now Needs a New Reagan or FDR." We'll take the FDR option, please.

15.Jan.2007 Dave Eggers Writes a Brilliant Fictionalized Novel About One of the Real "Lost Boys of Sudan" and His Journey to America, Amidst a Merciles World
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15.Jan.2007 New White House Spin: Iraq at Center of War on Terror... "Geographically!" -- A BuzzFlash News Alert
How Bush?s Death Warrant on American GIs Sucks the Air Out of the Democratic Do-Something Congress - A BuzzFlash Editorial
On Martin Luther King Day, Remember that "I Have a Dream." Read the Speech. 1/15

15.Jan.2007 Watch Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech on Film 1/16
The BuzzFlash Mailbag -- Uncensored and Unvarnished Truth from BuzzFlash Readers.
Iran target of US Gulf military moves, Gates says 1/16

15.Jan.2007 "As George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney inveighed against their Democratic critics, the White House tried to prevent a Republican mutiny on Capitol Hill from engulfing the President's bitterly contested decision to send more than 20,000 extra US troops to Iraq. The moves came as public opposition to Mr Bush's new policy seemed, if anything, to harden, while Congress geared up for what is shaping up as the fiercest constitutional battle over the war-waging powers of a President since the Vietnam war." 1/15
15.Jan.2007, make no mistake, it is becoming increasingly + unequivocally clear that this is their agenda, leaping beyond the law. Which is, make no mistake, our gravest threat. Permalink
15.Jan.2007 President is Commander in Chief when the military is called into service by the Congress.

In other words, he decides what actions the various services will take once Congress has declared war, but that is about it.

Congress holds all the other cards in this game.

In fact, it's a bit like a board game where the President can shuffle the cards and move the pieces, but Congress not only makes the board and the cards + the pieces, they decide when and if the game is even played.
15.Jan.2007 the President planning to attack Iran + does he really believe he can do this without Congressional approval? Biden delivered the ultimate ultimatum:

If he does, then there will be a Constitutional confrontation.
This is very very good news, especially from the man who tried just last week to claim that there is little Congress can do, by the purse or otherwise, about the President's plans to send in more troops.
So I just thought I'd take this opportunity to remind everyone what the Constitution actually has to say about who can do what when with the military. Article I, Section 8:
The Congress shall have the power....
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming + disciplining, the Militia + for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the USA, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers + the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress. ....
Article II, Section 2:
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the USA + of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the USA;

.... Compare and contrast the amount of power given over the military to Congress and to the President.

The Congress has power over raising, supporting + maintaining forces, their appropriations, the rules governing and regulating them, calling forth the militia and every other aspect of its conduct + the declaration of war.
15.Jan.2007,1518,druck-459471,00.html Die Berechnung des Professors ist so interessant wie unwiderlegbar - über die Kostenfrage neuer Reaktoren lässt sich allenfalls halbseriös spekulieren. Die bisherigen Atom-Anlagen bieten immerhin den Anhaltspunkt, dass die Kosten bisher stets höher ausfielen als zunächst angenommen. Im vergangenen Jahr musste die halbstaatliche Aufsichtsbehörde NDA ihre Kostenprognose für die Beseitigung aller derzeit betriebenen Atom-Anlagen um umgerechnet 23 Milliarden Euro auf 104 Milliarden Euro korrigieren. Das war Wasser auf die Mühlen der Lobby-Gruppe Friends of the Earth : Den immensen Rückbau-Kosten weitere Ausgaben für neue Reaktoren hinzuzufügen "wäre finanziell Wahnsinn und würde Investitionen aufsaugen, die besser Energie-Sparmaßnahmen und erneuerbaren Energiequellen zugute kämen".

Unklarheit über 30 Kilo Plutonium
15.Jan.2007,1518,druck-459471,00.html Unterdessen gerät die Insel in immer größere Abhängigkeit von politisch unsicheren Gas-Lieferanten wie Russland und Algerien. Durch die Öl- und Gas-Vorkommen unter der Nordsee gehörte Großbritannien bis 2004 zu den Netto-Exporteuren; angesichts schwindender Reserven wird das Land Regierungsberechnungen zufolge in zwanzig Jahren sein Erdgas zu 90 Prozent aus dem Ausland beziehen.

Kosten stets höher als angenommen
15.Jan.2007,1518,druck-459766,00.html Greenpeace warnt nicht nur vor den Folgen bei Tieren, die mit Plastikabfällen ihre Mägen verstopfen. Problematisch sei auch, dass der Kunststoffmüll wasserunlösliche Substanzen wie DDT und PCB binde. Das Plastik wirke dadurch wie ein Giftschwamm. Meerestiere, die den Abfall aufnähmen, würden so vergiftet und im nächsten Schritt auch weitere Glieder der Nahrungskette.

Der Müllteppich ist entstanden, weil die Menschheit seit Jahrzehnten ihre Abfälle im Meer verklappt. Kunststoffe brauchen mitunter mehrere hundert Jahre, bis sie sich zersetzen. Nach einer Studie des Uno-Umweltprogramms Unep treiben mittlerweile bis zu 18.000 Plastikteile auf jedem Quadratkilometer Meeresfläche.
15.Jan.2007,1518,druck-459766,00.html Vor den Gefahren der gigantischen, im Meer kreisenden Müllteppiche hatte zuletzt auch die Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace gewarnt. Mit dem Schiff "Esperanza" hatten Aktivisten einen anderen Kreisel, den sogenannten Nordpazifikwirbel, im Oktober und November durchkreuzt. Auf einem Strandabschnitt von Hawaii hatten die Umweltschützer unter anderem Feuerzeuge, CD- Hüllen, Eimer, Kabeltrommeln und Einmalrasierer eingesammelt.

Müllteppich der Größe Zentraleuropas
15.Jan.2007,1518,druck-459766,00.html Nach Ebbesmeyers Modell bewegt sich der Müll mit elf Zentimetern pro Sekunde in einem riesigen Kreis. Er braucht zwei bis vier Jahre für eine Runde. Diese Daten verglich der Forscher mit Beobachtungen aus dem Nordpazifik. 1992 waren beispielsweise 30.000 Stück Spielzeug von einem Frachtschiff über Bord gegangen, das auf dem Weg von Hongkong in die USA war. Seitdem wird an den Stränden von Sitka in Alaska etwa alle drei Jahre Spielzeug angespült. Dies deckt sich mit den Vorhersagen Ebbesmeyers, die er im Fachblatt "Eos" veröffentlicht hat.

Feuerzeuge und CD-Hüllen am Strand
Neue Exekutionspanne: Iraks Hinrichtungsjustiz stößt auf internationale Kritik

15.Jan.2007 Börsenschluss: Dax erreicht Sechs- Jahres- Hoch
15.Jan.2007 Zerfallende Geldscheine: Jede Woche bis zu 150 neue Brösel- Euros
15.Jan.2007 Falscher Frühling: Rekordwärme verwirrt die Natur
Neue Schätzungen: Krieg gegen den Terror teurer als Vietnam- Krieg
15.Jan.2007 Kernenergie: Briten setzen auf Wind, Wasser - und Atom

15.Jan.2007 Wirbel im Pazifik: Plastikmüll fährt Karussell
15.Jan.2007 An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control A formal Pentagon policy on the use of non-lethal weapons was prepared last year ...

Primary Image, Racal, Radmec, Sarasota Automation, Securicor Datatrak, ...
Private Military Companies (firms): The role of Aegis in Iraq


23.Feb.2003 ... Marine Security Guard in the Pentagon. 4th Floor Naval Command Center, Armed. 1980 ... - Comments

00.000.2002 Wackenhut, part of which was acquired by Danish company Group 4 Falck (now Group 4 Securicor ) + part of which recently was renamed the Geo Group.

15.Jan.2007 NucNews - August 4, 2004 Pentagon Prepares Missile Defense

04.Aug.2004 Pentagon ... Wackenhut is owned by the British company Securicor .
Ernst Fraenkel: Der Doppelstaat.

Klappentext:Ernst Fraenkels ' Doppelstaat ' ist ein Klassiker, ein Standardwerk über die Politik, die Justiz und das Recht im Nationalsozialismus.

15.Jan.2007 Ernst Fraenkel: Der Doppelstaat - Rezension

Der nationalsozialistische Staat zerfiel, wie Fraenkel in Der Doppelstaat anhand akribisch detaillierter Quellenauswertung belegt, in zwei voneinander ...

15.Jan.2007 Presidential Address George W. Bush’s Cowboy Politics: An Inquiry
style + policies, public opinion polls are relevant and widely available. Most ... 9/11 transformed Mr. Bush by crystallizing his life’s purpose. ...

15.Jan.2007 CPUSA Online - Main Political Report to the Oct 15-16 NC Meeting Justices like Scalia + Thomas are disdainful of public opinion.

Instead of crystallizing an enduring right wing majority—Karl Rove ’s dream—the right ...

15.Jan.2007 1 Chapter 1 Theories of Political Communications On May 1 1997 the ... - HTML-Version
and decisive impact upon shaping public opinion + ultimately voting. choices. ... as this proved a ' crystallizing ' moment for the other factors troubling ...

15.Jan.2007 I'm more ignorrant than you are. I should get an award. | MetaFilter Are Tony's spin doctors + Rove's brain trust that stupid? ... Bernays, author of the books " Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923); Propaganda (1928); ...

15.Jan.2007 Karl Rove & the Spectre of Freud’s Nephew by Stephen Bender

In his first work, the hugely influential Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923), ... Karl Rove – given the above nickname by our jocular President – is an ...
20051017 Bernays and Rove both recognized the need for Americans in particular to feel as ...

In Crystallizing Public Opinion Bernays related how governments + ...
20061201 BG It is said Karl Rove once told Michael Ledeen to fax his "ideas" to him + ... 20051017 In Crystallizing Public Opinion. Bernays related how governments + ...
Whiting's Writings - Christmas Letter

(He turned down Francisco Franco + Hitler, but he would later learn that his seminal Crystallizing Public Opinion of 1923 was of major assistance to ... - Seeking Truth On Wiretaps

And no one—despite Karl Rove ’s insincere insinuations—doubts the magnitude of ...

Public hearings serve the vital purpose of crystallizing public attention ...

Daily Kos: American Psychologists Save Torture for BushCo (or How ... Karl Rove & the Spectre of Freud's Nephew ...

In his first work, the hugely influential Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923), Bernays noted that the ...

.com - Transcripts It moved public opinion . But that's the burden of the administration.

HUNT: Democrats demanded presidential adviser Karl Rove's apology after he made ...

propaganda then and now | MetaFilter Unless the first Rove and the second Rove are two different people?

Goebbels, said Weigand, was using my book Crystallizing Public Opinion as a basis

The Washington Monthly Cut Bush off at the knees by defining and crystallizing his worldview.

First, public opinion as expressed in polls is carefully scrutinized by ...

14.Mar.2004 Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: ... As we noted a few days ago, the vagaries of public opinion are simply too great ...

The Madrid attacks pushed Iraq back to the forefront, thus crystallizing ...


Am 4. Juli 1997 landete die "Pathfinder"-Sonde auf dem Mars - und die Mission galt schon wenige Tage später als ein Wendepunkt der Mediengeschichte. 45 Millionen Besucher verzeichnete die Website des Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) der Nasa innerhalb einer Woche. Die Leute wollten die gestochen scharfen Bilder vom Roten Planeten sehen. Es waren Besucherzahlen, die nach heutigen Maßstäben wenig spektakulär sind - damals aber einen Rekord darstellten.

Ein englisches Expeditionsheer kämpfte bereits 1880 bei Maiwand gegen die Paschtunen - und verlor.

Und heute sind es die Taliban, das Frankenstein-Monster der Stammesgebiete und Afghanistans, die erneut britische Truppen in deren Stützpunkten belagern.

Die Parallelen zwischen damals und heute seien verblüffend, meint auch der Familienhistoriker Ben Tottenham, der früher Beamter in der englischen Exportbehörde war.

"Sie zeigen, dass schon die Vorgänger der Taliban so rücksichtslos waren wie diese," sagt er und verweist auf die Unterlagen.

Damals wie heute sei es ihnen darum gegangen, "die ungläubigen Fremden zu vertreiben".

Die Engländer nannten den Prediger "Mad Mullah of Malakand", ohne allerdings verhindern zu können, dass die Rebellion der Stammeskrieger immer weiter um sich griff.

00.000.1893 brodelte Zorn in den großen Clans, weil eine Grenze zwischen den Stammesgebieten + Afghanistan festgelegt wurde, die sogenannte Durand-Linie.

Sie war nach dem damaligen Außenminister Britisch-Indiens, Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, benannt worden + durchschnitt das Siedlungsgebiet + die Weidegründe der großen Stämme, die damals wie heute dem Volk der Paschtunen angehören.

00.Jul.1897 versammelten sich im Nordwesten der damaligen Kronkolonie Britisch-Indien Tausende von Stammeskriegern, um eine Lehmziegel-Festung der Malakand Field Force zu belagern - eine Elite-Einheit der englischen Krone, die sich aus drei Brigaden und mehreren Bataillonen indischer Sikh-Soldaten zusammensetzte.

"Wir werden fast jede Nacht von den Fanatikern angegriffen," schrieb während einer Kampfpause der Oberst William Hope Meiklejohn in einem Brief an Maud, seine Ehefrau.

Die befand sich in dem hochgelegenen Bungalow-Städtchen Murree im Pundschab, wo sich englische Offiziersfamilien gern von der Hitze der großen indischen Tiefebene erholten.

"Alibi-Ökologie" sei das Vorgehen des Reporters, kritisierte Grünen-Sprecher Yann Wehrling in einem Beitrag für die Tageszeitung "Le Monde" in dieser Woche.

Es sei doch sehr beunruhigend, so der Parteivertreter, "dass der gesamte politische und unternehmerische Pariser Mikrokosmos mit Dir einverstanden ist. Wo doch diese frisch Bekehrten genau die Leute sind, die den Planeten jahrelang geplündert haben + es auch weiter tun".

Diese Kritik sei ungerecht, konterte Hulots Sprecher Jean-Paul Besset. Die Umleitung von zwölf Milliarden Euro Agrarsubvention in den Biolandbau sei ja wohl kein Pappenstiel. Wenn ein "Eisbrecher" unterwegs sei, sei es ratsam, in der Fahrrinne zu folgen, wenn man nicht auf den Schollen festsitzen wolle, forderte der Sprecher die Grünen zu Einigkeit mit dem Fernsehmann auf.

Der Vergleich mit einem Eisbrecher ist dabei gut gewählt. Denn dass Hulot den besagten "Mikrokosmos", die Handvoll der Mächtigen und Reichen, die das Land führen, in der Öffentlichkeit auf seine Seite gebracht hat, zeigt die Macht, die eine beliebte gesellschaftliche Persönlichkeit in Frankreich in der Politik ausüben kann.

Hulot habe sich "ohne weiteres" in den Vordergrund der französischen Politik bringen können, kommentiert "Libération".

Genau wie die "Kinder von Don Quichotte", eine Gruppe von Bürgern, die zum Jahreswechsel mit spektakulären Aktionen Zugeständnisse der Regierung für Obdachlose durchsetzten.

"Dieser Erfolg zeigt die Allmacht der Umfragen und die Untertänigkeit der Politik: Sie muss sich unterwerfen oder untergehen", schreibt das Blatt.

So leicht dürften die Kandidaten der großen Parteien also den mit Hulot geschlossenen "Öko-Pakt" nicht über Bord werfen.
Vergessene Fünfziger- Jahre- Akten: Frankreich wollte Queen als Staatsoberhaupt anerkennen
Panne bei Exekution: Muslime empört über Enthauptung von Saddams Halbbruder

15.Jan.2007 Sicherheitswall für G- 8-Gipfel: Heiligendamm wird für zwölf Millionen Euro eingezäunt
15.Jan.2007 Vergessene Regierungsakten: Frankreich wollte vor 50 Jahren Union mit Großbritannien
Hochauflösende Filme: Pornoindustrie entscheidet die Formatschlacht
15.Jan.2007 Marssonde: Satellit spürt legendären Pathfinder auf

15.Jan.2007 Libby- Prozess: Irak- Kriegslügen vor Gericht
15.Jan.2007 Schiedsspruch: Gasprom darf Monopolstellung ausbauen
Spanische Herausforderung: "Wir sind uns sicher, dass wir Deutschland überholen"
15.Jan.2007 Verfassungs- Urteil in Bayern: Kopftuch nein, Kutte ja
Manipulierte Hühner: Schottische Hennen legen Anti- Krebs- Eier

15.Jan.2007 Panne im Atomreaktor: Radioaktives Wasser aus Leck ausgetreten
15.Jan.2007 Nahost: Rice vereinbart Treffen mit Olmert und Abbas
Heiliger Krieg in Malakand: Angriff der Ur- Taliban

15.Jan.2007 Gesundheitsreform: Die Lobbyisten triumphieren
15.Jan.2007 Neue Hinrichtungspanne: Saddams Halbbruder riss der Kopf ab
15.Jan.2007 Hafenverbot: Australien sperrt japanische Walfänger aus
15.Jan.2007 Energie: Junge Liberale kritisieren FDP- Bekenntnis zu Atomkraft

15.Jan.2007 USA: Bush warnt Iran vor Einmischung im Irak

15.Jan.2007 Angst vor Jobverlust: Krankenstand erreicht niedrigstes Niveau seit 1970
15.Jan.2007 Pipeline- Sperrung: Ein Mann, der mit einem Knopfdruck Weltpolitik machte

15.Jan.2007 Irak: Saddams Mitangeklagte hingerichtet
14.Jan.2007 EU- Kommission warnt: Im Mittelmeer drohen neue Flüchtlingsdramen
What's on your mind for dinner, cow brains?
First, a warning: This article may be considered extremely gross or nauseating by some readers.

It's about where red meat actually comes from and the mental distortions maintained by people who eat large quantities of animal products. So, a courtesy warning: If you're easily sickened by talk of meat...
Will Bush make a climate U-turn? - Judd -Senior British officials say Bush is “is preparing to make a historic shift in his position on global warming when he makes his State of the Union speech later this month.” 14.Jan.2007 NYT: Feds Creep Into Privacy
A couple of New York Times stories this weekend raise privacy flags.

One involves the feds snagging private citizens' financial records; the other may indicate another twist on the executive branch exerting its authority to wiretap without a court order. In Furthermore.
Kuba Flugzeugbomber und CIA Agent in Amerika unter Anklage wegen Meineid - sfux Stephan Fuchs - Am

06.Okt.1976 wurde ein kubanisches Passagierflugzeug mit 73 Passagieren in die Luft gesprengt.

Deklassiffizierte US Dokumente zeigen nun, dass einer der hauptverdächtigen für die CIA arbeitete.

Luis Posada Carriles, ein in Kuba geborener Venezolaner + Anti- Castro Aktivist war Informant + Agent für die Geheimdienstbehörde.

Nun hat ein amerikanisches Bundesgericht in Texas...
20.Aug.2001 : Moussaoui Associate Bailed Out of Custody by Subject of Counterterrorism Investigation - BG -
Hussein al-Attas, an associate of Zacarias Moussaoui, is released from an immigration detention center on bail. Al-Attas was questioned and detained shortly after Moussaoui's arrest Source:

14.Jan.2007 The top FBI official for San Diego, on the firing of U.S. Attorney Carol Lam: "I guarantee politics is involved." - BG -
14.Jan.2007 Dept. of Defense Source: Troop 'Surge' More of a 'Trickle' - BG -Blogger Thought: This news article tends to confirm the idea that the whole "surge" "battle" is simply a smoke screen.

14.Jan.2007 - Browne to step down from BP in July - BG -
14.Jan.2007 Bush: I’m Sending More Troops To Iraq No Matter What Congress Does - Judd  -

This week, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced a resolution requiring President Bush to gain new congressional authorization before escalating the War in Iraq.

President Bush, however, says that he is going to send more troops to Iraq no matter what Congress does. Watch an excerpt from his 60 Minutes interview tonight:

Legal scholars on the right and left agree that Congress has the legal power to prevent an escalation or end the war completely. Transcript:

Q: If you have the authority to put the troops in there no matter what the Congress wants to do.

BUSH: I think I’ve got, in this situation I do, yeah. I fully understand they could try to stop me from doing it. But I’ve made my decision. And we’re going forward.
Contradicting Bush, Cheney Claims ‘We Have In Fact Made Enormous Progress’ In Iraq - Faiz  -

For years, President Bush and Vice President Cheney have asserted that “absolutely, we’re winning” in Iraq.

Bush put an end to such happy talk last Wednesday night, omitting suggestions that we’re “winning” or making “progress,” and instead stating:

The violence in Iraq [over the last year] — particularly in Baghdad — overwhelmed the political gains the Iraqis had made. …

And the result was a vicious cycle of sectarian violence that continues today. The situation in Iraq is unacceptable to the American people — and it is unacceptable to me.

Vice President Cheney does not appear to share the same assessment of the situation in Iraq as Bush.

On Fox News this morning, Cheney claimed, “If you look at what’s transpired in Iraq, Chris, we’ve made enormous progress.” Watch it: Full transcript:

WALLACE: The president and you have repeatedly said that you are on the path to victory, sometimes proposing exactly the opposite policy of what the president did this week. Let’s take a look.

[begin Fox video clip]

BUSH: Sending more Americans would undermine our strategy of encouraging Iraqis to take the lead in this fight.

BUSH: Not only can we win the war in Iraq, we are winning the war in Iraq.

BUSH: Will we be nimble enough? Will we be able to deal with the circumstances on the ground + the answer is yes, we will.

BUSH: Absolutely we’re winning.

[end Fox video clip]

WALLACE: Mr. Vice President, why should we believe that this time you’ve got it right?

CHENEY: If you look at what’s transpired in Iraq, Chris, we have in fact made enormous progress.
Bush calls Iraq critics ‘irresponsible.’ - Amanda  -

From President Bush’s radio address today: “But those who refuse to give this [escalation] plan a chance to work have an obligation to offer an alternative that has a better chance for success. To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible.”

(Note to the President: Progressives do have a plan, called Strategic Redeployment.)
14.Jan.2007 New Forest Service chief bad news for forests. - Amanda  -

Abigail Kimbell, President Bush’s new appointment to head the U.S. Forest Service, helped developed Bush’s “healthy forests program,” widely “criticized by environmentalists as a giveaway to logging companies.” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) said Kimbell has shown she is “inclined to raise fees, close campgrounds and otherwise make it harder for people to access their lands to raise revenue.”
14.Jan.2007 US warns Iran on Iraq 'meddling' US Vice President Dick Cheney warns Iran not to interfere in Iraq, saying it is "fishing in troubled waters".
14.Jan.2007 Anti-cancer chicken eggs produced Chickens that can lay eggs containing cancer-fighting proteins have been created by scientists in Scotland.
14.Jan.2007 Ganges flushed for Hindu bathers India's Ganges river is flushed with fresh water to improve bathing for millions of Hindus at a key festival.
14.Jan.2007 US woman dies after water contest A US woman who took part in a water-drinking contest to win a video game system dies of water intoxication.
14.Jan.2007 Spanish march against Eta attack Hundreds of thousands of people march through Madrid and Bilbao protesting against an Eta bomb attack.
14.Jan.2007 Iran demands nationals' release Iran demands the US military free five Iranians detained in Iraq as the US again accuses Tehran of aiding insurgents.
14.Jan.2007 China cuts domestic petrol prices China surpringly cuts the retail price of petrol and aviation fuel for the first time in 19 months.
14.Jan.2007 Drug 'strangles cancer's spread' The spread of prostate cancer can be halted using a drug which cuts off tumour cells blood supply, a study says.
14.Jan.2007 EU plans attack on car emissions The cost of gas-guzzling cars may soar under plans from the European Commission to cut the amount of CO2 emissions.
14.Jan.2007 Iran and Venezuela back oil cuts Iran and Venezuela call for Opec to cut oil production, as the Iranian president begins a Latin American tour.
14.Jan.2007 Moscow and Minsk resolve oil row Russia agrees to slash duty on crude oil exported to Belarus, ending a dispute which disrupted EU energy supplies.
14.Jan.2007 Comet McNaught Visible in Broad Daylight - CmdrTaco 42 - AbsoluteXyro writes

"As the amateur astronomers among us already know, Comet McNaught has been gracing the early morning and late evening skies... as it approaches the Sun, some estimate it has the potential to become 40 times brighter than Venus, or a magnitude of -8.8! In fact, it has recently been reported at that Comet McNaught is now visible in broad daylight! From the article: "It's fantastic," reports Wayne Winch of Bishop, California. "I put the sun behind a neighbor's house to block the glare and the comet popped right into view. You can even see the tail.""
Doomsday Clock To Advance - kdawson 240 - Dik Zak writes

"Many news sites are reporting that the magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists intends to move the hands of the Doomsday Clock on Wednesday 17 January. The clock was started at seven minutes to midnight during the Cold War and has been moved forward or back at intervals, depending on the state of the world and the prospects for nuclear war. Midnight represents destruction by nuclear war. It is not revealed in which direction the hands of the clock will be moved, but it should be safe to assume that they will move closer to midnight: the magazine cites 'worsening nuclear [and] climate threats.' The clock stood at two minutes to midnight when both the USA and the Soviet Union tested nuclear weapons in 1953. The farthest away from midnight it ever got was 17 minutes, in 1991 when both superpowers signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. It currently stands at seven minutes to midnight."

Es ist die verheerendste Flutkatastrophe in Malaysia seit 100 Jahren:

Viele Dörfer in der südlichsten Provinz Johor sind komplett überschwemmt, mehr als 90.000 Menschen sind vor den Wassermassen geflüchtet. Noch ist ein Ende der heftigen Regenfälle nicht in Sicht.
Premierminister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi erklärte, die Regierung würde den Notstand für Südmalaysia ausrufen, wenn sich die Flut noch verschlimmert.
14.Jan.2007 Sunniten- Aufstand im Irak: Dschihad- Kommandeure klagen über al- Qaida

14.Jan.2007 Sensation: Jugendlicher düpiert erneut die Golfelite
14.Jan.2007 Flut in Malaysia: 90.000 Menschen auf der Flucht

14.Jan.2007 Allianz Venezuela- Iran: Chavez und Ahmadinedschad vereint im Widerstand gegen USA
14.Jan.2007 Erdbeben im Pazifik: Zehntausende ignorierten Tsunami- Warnungen
Befragung: Deutsche zweifeln an schnellem Atomausstieg
George Orwell Shopkeepers At War I

I began this book to the tune of German bombs + I begin this second chapter in the added racket of the barrage.

The yellow gun-flashes are lighting the sky, the splinters are rattling on the housetops + London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.

Anyone able to read a map knows that we are in deadly danger.

I do not mean that we are beaten or need be beaten.

Almost certainly the outcome depends on our own will.

But at this moment we are in the soup, full fathom five + we have been brought there by follies which we are still committing + which will drown us altogether if we do not mend our ways quickly.

What this war has demonstrated is that private capitalism – that is, an economic system in which land, factories, mines + transport are owned privately + operated solely for profit – does not work.

It cannot deliver the goods.

This fact had been known to millions of people for years past, but nothing ever came of it, because there was no real urge from below to alter the system + those at the top had trained themselves to be impenetrably stupid on just this point.

Argument + propaganda got one nowhere.

The lords of property simply sat on their bottoms + proclaimed that all was for the best.

Hitler's conquest of Europe, however, was a physical debunking of capitalism.

War, for all its evil, is at any rate an unanswerable test of strength, like a try-your-grip machine.

Great strength returns the penny + there is no way of faking the result.
Bilder-Fake, der/das

-s, -s; Fernsehen und Kino; bei Google zuletzt 7436mal gesehen (am 9.9.2005)

Fatale Foto-Fakes Weder ein göttliches noch ein teuflisches Zeichen ist auch die in Rauschwaden gezeichnete Satansfratze. die mehrere im Netz kursierende Fotomontagen zeigen .

Der fragwürdigen Kreativität einiger Hobby-Grafiker entspringen zudem etliche andere Foto-Fakes :

Eins zeigt einen Touristen auf der Plattform des World Trade Centers + im Hintergrund ein anfliegenes Flugzeug, ein anderes den angeblich geplanten Neubau des Centers, dessen Form an eine obzöne Handgeste erinnert .

Weiter kursiert das Bild eines fliegenden US-Kampflugzeuges. auf dessen Unterseite die Warnung geschrieben steht : Wer dies lesen kann. ist erledigt .

Alle diese Bilder-Fakes stammen übrigens eindeutig aus Amerika .
14.Jan.2007 | Artists | The Libertines Artists bei Visions:

00.000.1995 -Libertines, The. Musikmagazin für alternative Musik, online seit-.Neuigkeiten von The Vines, Muse, The Libertines, All - American Rejects. The Secret Machines, Devo, Black Label Society ... Boys In The Band. Lyrics, Audio, Tabs und mehr ...

220403antiwarblogg Putschist Bush Fakes Facts to Attack Iraq In the shadow and thunder of .." ".. war cloud over Iraq, I shout to show how the lying pair of Bush and Blair sow ...
14.Jan.2007 ELEKTROLURCH GIMMICKZ - FUN FOTOS Bush beim lesen • Bush und der Papst • Frodo has failed. ### FUNNY FAKES ### darüber lachen die USA ### · ### FUNNY FAKES ###.

11.Sep.2001 ...

14.Jan.2007 pencilpool ... Bush ’s henchman, who call critics of his policies traitors and cowards. ... At stake is the issue of who is ultimately responsible for the fakes that ...

14.Jan.2007 Wie entsteht ein Planet?

Um die Ursonne herum nimmt die kreisende interstellare Wolke immer mehr die Form einer flachen Scheibe an. In ihr wachsen durch fortlaufende ...

Some chroniclers of the time said Da Vinci had experimented with unstable paints that had rapidly degraded, leaving the painting irreparably damaged.

But Seracini said documents show that at least the centerpiece was admired and copied for decades, until Vasari began his work at Palazzo Vecchio.

Vasari himself, who wrote biographies of several artists including Leonardo, would have been loath to destroy Leonardo's work.

He is known to have salvaged other art by leaving works cocooned between walls when he made renovations, the researcher said.
14.Jan.2007 Hunt for Leonardo Da Vinci painting to resume in Florence 

A real-life Da Vinci mystery,

complete with tantalizing clues + sharp art sleuths, may soon be solved, as researchers resume the search for a lost Leonardo masterpiece believed to be hidden within a wall in a Florence palace. posted by Prof. Hex
14.Jan.2007 Cyber-Sleuths Try To Crack Missing Boy Mystery  Net detectives take on the Trenton Duckett mystery. I like to call them "Netectives". posted by Prof. Hex
14.Jan.2007 Drilling 'boosts Homeric theory'  The Mediterranean island of Kefalonia was probably once two separate islands, new geophysical studies suggest.
Really good article, with pics.
If correct, the researchers say, it would support their view that Paliki was the real site for Homer's Ithaca -
posted by Prof. Hex
14.Jan.2007 Robert Anton Wilson, 74, Who Wrote Mind-Twisting Novels, Dies  Best obituary headline ever. posted by Prof. Hex

14.Jan.2007 CIA plane ownership leads to inquiry 

14.Jan.2007 The Oregon State Bar is investigating a Portland attorney who represented a company that owned an executive jet the CIA reportedly used to transport terrorist suspects to foreign countries for interrogation.

posted by Prof. Hex

14.Jan.2007 Satellites to illuminate mystery of northern lights 

A team of scientists from Canada and the USA will launch an ambitious project in February to unravel the science behind the shimmering aurora borealis seen in northern skies. posted by Prof. Hex
14.Jan.2007 Professor re-examines mysterious document  Ten meters long and at least 1,000 years old, the Joshua Roll is one of the most mysterious documents in history. Via the Anomalist. posted by Prof. Hex
14.Jan.2007 Desire for streetcars surges in US 

Despite being celebrated in literature + film, streetcars had largely disappeared from America's cities by the end of WWII., to be replaced by buses + trains.

Now, they are steadily making a clattering comeback. About time. Via Raw Story. posted by Prof. Hex
14.Jan.2007 Somalia and Ethiopia to be Unified? : What the mainstream media fails to report about is the U.S.-backed Somali government’s attempts at merging Somalia + Ethiopia with unified borders, a single currency, joint management, a single passport + a joint military force.

14.Jan.2007 Instead of “al-Qaeda,” U.S. Kills Nomads in Somalia : As usual, it takes a few days for the truth to emerge, not that the corporate media here in America notices.

14.Jan.2007 Nicaragua's Ortega signs trade pact: - Nicaraguan revolutionary Daniel Ortega's first day as president was spent signing a socialist trade pact with allies Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba + planning a meeting with Iran's hard-line president, actions sure to irritate the U.S. government.

14.Jan.2007 In case you missed it: Video: Nicaragua - A Nations Right To Survive: A Documentary Film By John Pilger: In 1979, the Sandinistas won a popular revolution in Nicaragua, putting an end to decades of the corrupt US-backed Somoza dictatorship. They based their reformist ideology on that of the English Co-operative Movement, but was to prove too ‘radical’ for the Reagan administration. This is a must watch

14.Jan.2007 U.S. policies have made Israel less safe, experts say: After years of supporting the Bush administration's policy in the Middle East, a growing number of Israelis are openly criticizing the USA for creating more, not less, danger for Israel.

14.Jan.2007 Clinton vs. McCain: Who's really better for Israel? : For the first time since we started this project, we learn that most of the panel, in a two way race between the two leading candidates, prefers Hillary Clinton the Democrat over John McCain the Republican. This conclusion, though, doesn't change the fact that on average McCain keeps getting higher marks from the panel.

14.Jan.2007 Robert Fisk: This jargon disease is choking language : In the military sex-speak of the Pentagon, Iraq would endure a 'spike' of violence

14.Jan.2007 Homero Guajardo: How many lies can one presidential speech hold?: A critique of Bush's address to the nation

14.Jan.2007 NGOs to sue US over WMD claims: 30 non-governmental organisations in Niger said overnight they are going to sue the USA for nearly two billion dollars for "unfairly accusing" Niger of selling uranium to the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

14.Jan.2007 China, Russia veto US draft resolution on Myanmar: The rare double veto by China and Russia, which often worked hand in hand to rein in the only remaining superpower, came despite attempts by the USA to water down the draft's language.

14.Jan.2007 Trapped at Guantanamo: Mustafa, a former karate champion who suffered months of facial paralysis from a brutal beating inflicted by Guantanamo camp soldiers, worries about his ailing mother in Algeria. With each passing day, it becomes more likely that he will never see her again.

14.Jan.2007 Official Attacks Law Firms on Detainees: The senior Pentagon official in charge of military detainees suspected of terrorism said in an interview this week that he was dismayed that lawyers at many of the nation’s top firms were representing prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba + that the firms’ corporate clients should consider ending their business ties.

14.Jan.2007 Britons to be scanned for FBI database: Millions of Britons who visit the USA are to have their fingerprints stored on the FBI database alongside those of criminals, in a move that has outraged civil rights groups.

14.Jan.2007 Senators aim to restrict Net, satellite radio recording: Satellite and Internet radio services would be required to restrict listeners' ability to record and play back individual songs, under new legislation introduced this week in the U.S. Senate.
14.Jan.2007 Rice Warns Iraq PM: "To say that your patience isn't limited is simply to say that the Iraqi government needs to start to show results," Rice told reporters before arriving in Israel on Saturday

14.Jan.2007 Iraqi PM delivers belated support for new US strategy: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has delivered a lukewarm endorsement of a new US policy to rescue his country from civil war as Baghdad braced nervously for stepped-up security operations.

14.Jan.2007 New US tactics face ultimate test in Baghdad: Drawing heavily on the lessons of nearly four deadly years in Iraq, the USA' biggest and deadliest war since Vietnam, the new doctrine challenges accepted practice and tactics long honed by the US military.

14.Jan.2007 Bush gave order for raids on Iranians in Iraq : : A recent series of American raids against Iranians in Iraq was authorized under an order that President George W. Bush decided to issue several months ago to undertake a broad military offensive against Iranian operatives in the country, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

14.Jan.2007 Iraq FM Defends Detained Iranians: Five Iranians detained by U.S.-led forces were working in a decade-old government liaison office that was in the process of being upgraded to a consulate, the Iraqi foreign minister said Friday.

14.Jan.2007 War pimp alert: U.S. Forces Fighting Iranians In Iraq: Pentagon sources tell CBS News the U.S. military has planned covert cross-border raids into Iran — but so far none has been approved.

14.Jan.2007 War pimp alert: US sends warplanes to Turkey's Incirlik military base: According to Local Cihan News Agency, at least 16 F-16 jets joined by early warning system AWACS airplane, as well as tanker airplanes landed here at Incirlik coming from an American base in Germany.

14.Jan.2007 Iranian Jews Reject Outside Calls To Leave : In recent months, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Israeli officials and some American Jewish communal leaders have urged Iranian Jews to leave. But so far, despite generally being allowed to travel to Israel and emigrate abroad, Iranian Jews have stayed put.

14.Jan.2007 China Tells US Not to Interfere in Relations with Iran: China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Liu Jianchao, says China has every right to do business with Iran + the U.S. has no right to comment on the two countries' dealings.

14.Jan.2007 China firm close to signing $3.6b deal for Iranian gas field investment : A second Chinese oil company is close to signing a memorandum of understanding to invest $3.6 billion in an Iranian gas field amid U.S. pressure for Beijing to scrap another similar deal, a news report said Friday.

14.Jan.2007 In case you missed it: The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy: For four decades, relations among the major nuclear powers have been shaped by their common vulnerability, a condition known as mutual assured destruction. But with the U.S. arsenal growing rapidly while Russia's decays and China's stays small, the era of MAD is ending -- and the era of U.S. nuclear primacy has begun.
14.Jan.2007 Reading Bush

“If you are afraid to speak out, you are not in America any more” - ‘unknown’ - By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
The USA, once known as the beacon of democracy, finds itself in a dilemma. It is faced with a President that is deaf to the people. In his address to the nation on January 10, 2007 he left little doubt that he means to rule over the people he was ‘elected’ to serve.

14.Jan.2007 Johnny got his gun -By William Blum
Iran apparently believes that American leaders would be so deeply distressed by the prospect of their young men and women being endangered and possibly killed that they would forswear any reckless attacks on Iran. As if American leaders have been deeply stabbed by pain about throwing youthful American bodies into the bottomless snakepit called Iraq.

14.Jan.2007 In Case You Missed it Video: Nicaragua - A Nations Right To Survive - A Documentary Film By John Pilger

00.000.1979 the Sandinistas won a popular revolution in Nicaragua, putting an end to decades of the corrupt US-backed Somoza dictatorship. They based their reformist ideology on that of the English Co-operative Movement, but was to prove too ‘radical’ for the Reagan administration. Click to view

14.Jan.2007 Culture of War: Source of Human Suffering and Death -By Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.
If the US President was not born and raised in a culture of war, he would have never dreamt in a million years to invade a nation that posed no threat whatsoever to the USA.

14.Jan.2007 George W. Bush: A Symptom of Disease -By Charles Sullivan
Sometimes you look around and wonder how things could have gone so wrong so quickly. America has become the antithesis of everything she purports to be. We are the greatest purveyors of violence the world has ever known; the largest weapons dealers on earth; and death and misery are our principal exports. Everything is for sale here, even men’s tormented souls—at least, those who still possess them.

14.Jan.2007 Housing Bubble Bloodbath -By Mike Whitney
Imagine mortgage payments that suddenly jump from $1,300 per month to more than $2,000 on a $129,000 house. That’s what many people will be facing in 2007 when their loans reset and they are suddenly forced out of their homes and onto the streets .


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14.Jan.2007 The price tag for the Iraq conflict and overall effort against terrorism is expected to surpass Vietnam's next year. Bush is spending our tax dollars -- like a dry drunk sailor --to benefit war profiteers.
Triumph of a Madman, or the Last Game of Chicken Before the Straight Jacket Arrives? "The bipartisan opposition to President Bush's troop-increase plan has proved more intense than his advisers hoped and has left them scrambling to find support, but the White House is banking on the assumption that it can execute its "new way forward" in Iraq before Congress can derail it."

14.Jan.2007 It's Time for BuzzFlash to Ask for Your Help In Paying Its Upcoming Visa Bill. Be Generous. We Accept No Advertising, Charge No Subscription Fees + Don't Charge for Our Alerts. We Don't Sell Our E-mail List Either. If This is How You Want Your Media, Buy a Premimum or Make a Donation Now.

14.Jan.2007 New U.S. Embassy in Iraq cloaked in mystery: Baghdad locale, slated to be completed in 2007, to be largest of its kind 1/14
BuzzFlash Thoughts from the Media Reform Conference in Memphis -- January 12-14. A BuzzFlash News Analysis

14.Jan.2007 Marching to Persia: First Blows Struck in Bush's War on Iran 1/14
Bush Challenges the World: What's Your Plan to Clean up the Mess I Made? Huh? 1/14
Lieberman to Katrina Victims: Drop Dead, If You Haven't Already 1/14

14.Jan.2007 Don't Forget That Bush is Also Trying to Step on the Common American Agenda of the First 100 Hours of the Democratic Congress: "House Republican leaders, who confidently predicted they would drive a wedge through the new Democratic majority, have found their own party splintering, with Republican lawmakers siding with Democrats in droves on the House's opening legislative blitz." 1/14

14.Jan.2007 Toledo Blade: "Bush had one more opportunity, in a televised speech Wednesday night from the White House, to convince the American people he knows what he is doing in Iraq. He failed." 1/14
14.Jan.2007 I'll let Orwell have the floor again. This time, the quote will reflect his actual views. These words appeared in his Notes on Nationalism : Much of the propagandist writing of our time amounts to plain forgery. Material facts are suppressed, dates altered, quotations removed from their context and doctored so as to change their meaning. Permalink
14.Jan.2007 What kind of person routinely engages in such tactics? Who are these people? Twenty years ago, they did not exist within our major media; today, they are the media. How did they achieve their august positions? Those who sneer at the notion of conspiracy should explain how dozens of right-wing hacks can spout the same meme at the same time, often in the exact same words, cued by an unseen conductor. That chorus of calumny testifies to the existence of an arrangement -- of a conspiracy.
14.Jan.2007 Oscar Wilde's observation:
Quotation can be slander
If you gerrymander.
The trick is easy and effective. That's why the right does it all the damn time .
I make this point as a response to the right-wing spin machine's attack on Nancy Pelosi. Her remarks to Condi Rice made perfect sense -- when viewed in context. Indeed, Pelosi was downright eloquent. Yet sans context and rearranged, her words were made to seem heartless.
The best writing on the matter comes from Brad Friedman,
here and here.
But the Rovian hordes are not the only ones at fault here: Even the
New York Times has transfigured Pelosi into a heartless harpy.

Die "falschen" Skinheads in HH 17.10.2006 "Wir sind Skinhead, was seid Ihr?"
Auf Indymedia lesen wir einen
Bericht zur RASH-Action am 14.10.2006 in Hamburg während einer NPD-Demo:
"Gut 20 Red and Anarchist Skinheads (RASH-Skins) tauchten am 14. Oktober 2006 an der S/U-Bahnhaltestelle Sternschanze auf, um Richtung HH-Wandsbek zur Auftaktkundgebung der Nazis zu fahren und dort Verwirrung zu stiften.....
(Die Bullen sortierten die RASH-Skins als Nazis und wurden mit Schutzbegleitung und unter "Nazis raus"-Rufen die Wandsbeker Chaussee entlang Richtung Auftaktkundgebung der Nazis eskortiert. Dort befanden sich gegen 12:00 Uhr erst 50 Nazis.
Fünfzig Meter vor der Auftaktkundgebung, ertönte auf einmal "Alerta, alerta, Antifascista!" und die vermeindlichen Nazi-Boneheads entfalteten ein Transparent mit der Aufschrift "RASH - Red and Anarchist Skinheads Hamburg", sowie Antifa- und "Skins gegen Nazis"-Fahnen. Außerdem war die Parole "Wir sind Skinheads, was seid ihr?" zu hören."

03.Nov.2006 Ein anschauliches Yes Men-Portrait aus der taz-nord
(26.10. 2006) ist nachzutragen. Anlass war die Aufführung der Doku "The Yes Men" im Hamburger Kino 3001:
"Hochstapler im Dienste der Aufklärung
Ihre zentralen Waffen sind "Identitätsdiebstahl" und "Identitätskorrektur". Das 3001 zeigt bis zum Dienstag die Dokumentation "The Yes Men" über die Aktionen der gleichnamigen Kommunikationsguerrilla-Gruppe."
Der ganze Artikel bei der
Kinoankündigung: "Erstaufführung - The Yes Men
O.m.U.; USA 2003, Regie, Buch & Kamera: Regie: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith; 80 Min.
Sie sind die Spaßguerilla im World Wide Web: die Yes Men, Hochstapler im Dienste der Aufklärung. Nicht nur auf ihrer Website parodieren sie die Welthandelsorganisation WTO. Um auf Missstände hinzuweisen, die die wirtschaftliche Globalisierung nach sich zieht, geben die Yes Men auch gefälschte Pressemitteilungen und Stellungnahmen im Namen der WTO heraus, gelegentlich treten ihre Mitglieder auf Tagungen als vermeintliche WTO-Vertreter auf, wo sie subversive Absurditäten verkünden ? zum Beispiel die Selbstauflösung der Welthandelsorganisation. Einer, der dies glaubhaft fand, war der kanadische Parlamentsabgeordnete John Duncan. Im Verlauf einer erregten Plenarsitzung wollte er von seiner Regierung wissen, ???welche Auswirkungen dies auf unsere Positionen in Hinblick auf Holz, Landwirtschaft und andere Streitfragen der internationalen Handelspolitik haben wird?. Rund dreihundert Mitverschwörer besitzen die Yes Men weltweit. Der Film blickt auf die Anfänge ihres globalen Engagements zurück und rekapituliert einige ihrer spektakulärsten Aktionen. Dazu gehören die als ???Lösung des Welthungerproblems? verbreitete Empfehlung, die Dritte Welt möge sich doch bitte von übrig gebliebenen Hamburger-Klopsen aus den Industrienationen ernähren, oder die Präsentation eines Management-Freizeitanzugs, der es seinen Trägern möglich macht, säumigen Arbeitskräften in Drittweltländern ferngelenkte Elektroschocks zu verabreichen.
26.10 bis 31.10. um 19.00."

" F für Fake. Fälschungen, Grubenhunde und Hoaxes. Wie provokante Aktionen im Umgang mit Medien zur Kunstgattung wurden. Das Falsifikat hat gerade in Österreich eine lange Tradition."
Österreich: Kein Prozess gegen News 23.11.2006 Wir erinnern uns. Der Wiener Journalist Hans Weiss und eine vermeintliche slowakisch Pflegerin entlarvten, wie das unsägliche österreichische Magazin "News" an seine
Fakten zu kommen pflegt. Nunmehr wird nicht dem Presser-Organ der Prozess gemacht, sondern denjenigen, die gezeigt haben, wie diese Kamerilla zu arbeiten pflegt. In fast allen österreichischen Medien wird darüber berichtet. Niemand regt sich aber über die Gier auf, mit der diese Journaille vermeintliche Fakten schafft. Es ist diese Gier, die zu der Fälschung geführt hat. Wir sagen: Weiter so Österreich!
22.Nov.2006 Die Presse:

14.Jan.2007 Es lebe die Straße!
14.Jan.2007 Steet Art ohne Straße ist wie Latte Macchiato ohne Milch. 14.Jan.2007
"Im Wiener Zeitung-Extra macht Walter Klier auf die Neuausgabe eines aktuell gebliebenen Werks des tschechischen Autors Jaroslav Ha?ek aufmerksam; Ha?ek - zunächst anarchistisch, dann kommunistisch politisch aktiv - schreibt darin über eine 1911 von ihm gegründete Spaßpartei, die einmal zur Wahl antrat und gigantische 36 Stimmen bekam. Stolz ist allerdings der Preis, um den das 144-Seiten-Buch vom Parthas-Verlag nun angeboten wird, nicht weniger als 48 Euro werden verlangt."
Bloss warum der sich selbst als links inserierende Tantner sich mit Amazon verbandelt (Gibt das wirklich soviel Kohle?), steht wiederum auf einem anderen Blatt.

Es ist ein großes Glück, dass der Berliner Parthas Verlag die 1971 erstmals erschienene deutsche Fassung nun wieder einer interessierten Öffentlichkeit vorgelegt hat. Eines der Merkmale des politischen Lebens ? und zwar zu allen Zeiten, in allen Ländern ? ist ja die Diskrepanz zwischen Sein und Schein, zwischen großen Worten und der zähen Wirklichkeit; und die unnachahmliche Art, in der Hasek den damals grassierenden Blödsinn satirisch bearbeitet hat, erheitert auch uns Heutige, obwohl Anlässe und Slogans von damals längst vergessen sind.
Als Beispiel für Haseks zeitlose Gültigkeit möchte ich kurz aus der "Rede über die Gegenkandidaten" zitieren: "Leider trifft jedoch auch das Wort ?Gauner? nicht vollkommen die private und öffentliche Aktivität meiner Herren Gegenkandidaten + so werde ich mich bemühen, ihren Charakter besser zu erfassen, ohne sie mit dem Wort ?Schurke? beleidigen zu wollen. Wer diese Herren freilich kennt, der weiß positiv, dass die Wörter ?Gauner? und ?Schurke? allzu maßvoll sind + absolut nicht ausreichen, um ihren Charakter treffend zu kennzeichnen . . ."

20050221 Feb.2005 Web Results 1 - 14 of about 1200 for picture nasa debate "bush earpiece" . ... CLOAK AND DAGGER CLICK HERE FOR HOW BUSH [BGW968] STOLE THE 02. ...
14.Jan.2007 Defense Tech: Murky Future = Cash Conundrum Cloak and Dagger ... + re-appear in front of NASA Engineers + police + millions ot audiences.


14.Jan.2007 RusEnergy Baku Gas&Oil RusEnergy Pipeliners Zee Beam ... NOVATEK, an independent gas producer. will benefit the most from the price rise, Konchin believes.

14.Jan.2007 TVtouring > Nachrichten > Main-Rhön Damit erhöhte sich die Zahl getöteter amerikanischer Soldaten aus Schweinfurt auf 15. Insgesamt sind zur Zeit rund 4.000 Schweinfurter US-Soldaten im Irak ... Wieder starben drei GIs im Irak · SCHWEINFURT (FAN) Die Schweinfurter US-Militärgemeinde hat erneut Abschied von drei Soldaten nehmen müssen, die am ersten ...

01.Sep.2006 AKtg2006: Rede P.Strutynski in Schweinfurt,1.9.06 Rede zum Antikriegstag 2006 von DGB + Friedensratschlag in Schweinfurt.

... Wir kennen etwas ähnliches aus dem Irak. Die USA hatten seiner Zeit ...

AKtg2004 - Rede Frank Firsching in Schweinfurt Zwar ist der Krieg im Irak offiziell vorbei, Frieden herrscht aber noch lange nicht.

Frank Firsching ist Vorsitzender der DGB-Region Main-Rhön/Schweinfurt.

09.Feb.2003 Schweinfurt-U$-$oldat täU$chte Anschlag auf sich vor – Wie der HERR – So's GESCHERR -

Der Konflikt zwischen Deutschland + den U$A in der Irak -Frage eskaliert weiter: ...
Anti-sémitisme - Anti-Semitism
Cet article décrit le développement et l'histoire de l'anti-sémitisme traditionnel.

widerst@nd! - MUND vom Freitag, 06.05.2005
"Dadaistische Musik" mit dem Straßenmusiker Tullipan. vor der Gloriette (Schlosspark ... alors que l'Etat turc continue ses ...

14.Jan.2007 1 Alexander Klähr: Frauenbilder in der graphischen Literatur ... - HTML-Version
00.Jun.1940 Den Prototyp der Superheldinnen hatt Will Eisner mit Lady Luck geschaffen, ... Der Erfolg von Black Cat und Wonder Woman zog Auftritte weitere ...

14.Jan.2007 Peter Kamber Anti-fascists are discouraged lately - fascism budding again with black shirts appearing in Pavia + Cremona + Varese + Milan, on people who would not wear ...

14.Jan.2007 Marlene Mansfeldt Barbara Lüthi Max Loong Gina Kern Sonja Lier ... - HTML-Version
einzige Religion in China ist Geld. Wie merkt man das? Die Chinesen stehen unter- ... sie auch noch im „ Kostümverleih Rosita Lier“ in Bern, mit ...

20050116 Jan.2005 Harry The Nazi ": Politiker fordern europaweites Verbot von NS-Symbolen ... als dieser die Uniform bei einem Kostümverleih besorgt habe ...
Weblog von Heidi Da war aber noch ein alter Nazi . Der stolzierte da in seinem Präsidium rum echt ...

22.Feb.2022 -Am- werden alle Soldaten der Welt ihre Waffen niederlegen und zur ...

14.Jan.2007 Forum Kreative Fotografie - Polizeiliche Willkür, wie entgegentreten?

Nicht alle Polizisten sind relaxed, vor allem wenn man sie mit Nazis in einen Topf schmeißt + generell als 'dumm' ... " Soldaten sind Mörder". Viel Glück.

14.Jan.2007,1518,druck-458649,00.html Anfang des Jahres hatte ein Kollege von Landwüst eine Zählung fremder Wassertiere in Deutschland veröffentlicht:

Seinen Untersuchungen zufolge finden sich 46 fremde Arten an der Nordseeküste, 27 an der Ostseeküste und sogar 76 in den Flüssen.
14.Jan.2007,1518,druck-458649,00.html Die Grundeln stehen für einen größeren Trend.
14.Jan.2007,1518,druck-458649,00.html 2002 tauchten die ersten Marmorierten im niederländischen Rhein bei Nijmegen auf. In der Mosel wurden bereits die unteren Staustufen besiedelt.

Christian von Landwüst, Biologe an der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde in Koblenz, erwartet, dass die Kleinfische schon bald nach Frankreich einwandern und dort über die Kanäle in andere Gewässersysteme eindringen werden. Der Weg über die Mosel führt die fremde Art flussaufwärts, genauso wie der Weg von der Mainmündung in den Karlsruher Hafen - und in die Hände von Götz Kuhn.

Die stummeligen Fischlein kommen nicht alleine
14.Jan.2007,1518,druck-458649,00.html Viel weiter östlich, in den Einzugsgebieten von Dnjepr, Don und Wolga, beobachteten Fachleute denselben Trend. Heute tummeln sich die Grundeln Mitten in Moskau. Als blinde Passagiere überquerten sie sogar in Ballastwasser- Tanks von Schiffen den Atlantik und erreichten so Nordamerika, wo die schuppigen Siedler bereits alle großen Seen kolonialisiert haben.
14.Jan.2007,1518,druck-458649,00.html Für seinen Expansionsdrang ist der fremde Fisch berüchtigt. Zoologen haben seine Ausbreitung über die Jahrzehnte verfolgt.

Die Grundeln sind ein Paradebeispiel für die natürliche Ausbreitung einer reisefreudigen Art - und wie diese durch das Zutun des Menschen unterstützt wird. Erheblich.

Die ursprüngliche Heimat der Grundeln liegt in den brackigen Küstengewässern des Schwarzen und des Kaspischen Meeres, sowie den Unterläufen der hinein mündenden Flüsse. Fischer haben Buch geführt: Um das Jahr 1900 kamen Marmorierte Grundeln in der Donau 50 Kilometer stromabwärts von Wien vor. Weiter westlich jedoch nicht, diese Verbreitungsgrenze blieb lange Zeit stabil. In den achtziger Jahren überkam die Tiere dann eine erstaunliche Wanderlust. Rasch breiteten sie sich stromauf bis Kelheim in Bayern aus.
Holz als Anlage: Sparen mit der Baum- Sparkasse
US- Razzia im Irak: Streit um iranische Gefangene

14.Jan.2007 Fremde Fische: Invasion der kaspischen Grundeln

14.Jan.2007 Terrorbekämpfung: CIA und Pentagon verschafften sich Finanzdaten von Tausenden US- Bürgern
13.Jan.2007 Verstaatlichung in Venezuela: Chavez macht Ernst bei der Energie

14.Jan.2007 Nazi- Massaker von Marzabotto: Lebenslange Haft für zehn SS- Männer
14.Jan.2007 Nach Bombenanschlag von Madrid: Hunderttausende marschieren gegen Eta- Gewalt

14.Jan.2007 Irak- Strategie: Bush will Taten von den Demokraten sehen
13.Jan.2007 Norwegen: Ölpest nach Frachter- Havarie
13.Jan.2007 Smuggling - News - Times Topics - The New York Times - Narrowed by ... Secord. a key figure in the Iran-contra affair + Edwin P. Wilson, the renegade CIA ...

Peace Action West - Timeline of the Conflict in Iraq Richard Secord is responsible for planning a second rescue attempt, which never takes ...

The deal would be carried out by Sarkis Soghanalian. who the Army ...

Edwin P. Wilson

09.Nov.1981 CBS News reported Secord had helped Wilson sell ... on the parallel scale of either an Edwin P. Wilson or a Sarkis Soghanalian.

13.Jan.2007 ldtumultyHTML-Version Lt. General, Richard Secord. USAF, (Ret.) Federal Bureau of Prisons ...

Arms dealer, Sarkis Soghanalian. a CIA agent-in-place in Iraq was playing Saddam ...
For all people from the USA - Tranceaddict Forums

Seaton, business associate of Richard Secord. the right-wing US Army ... felon John Mitchell + Sarkis Soghanalian. a Turkish-born Lebanese citizen.
13.Jan.2007 Democratic Underground Forums - Turki worked directly with agency operatives like Sarkis Soghanalian + Ed Wilson, + Albert Hakim was part of the Hakim/Secord/Zucker money-laundering ...
13.Jan.2007 M of A - Open Thread 05-96

According to Sarkis Soghanalian Adham brought Mark Thatcher into the arms business. ... about each other's activities allowed Shackley + Secord von Marbod, ... 13.Jan.2007 File:/files/Government/Intelligence/CIA-DIA/cia1.txt Richard Secord. who accompanied McFarlane on his Iran mission. ... has on at least one occasion turned to Lebanese arms merchant Sarkis Soghanalian. ...
SPY article on Wackenhut Wackenhut agent David Ramirez, the company considered Soghanalian "a very ... the hands of Secord by the CIA + Secord called in Wackenhut to handle ...


Soghanalian who has been credited with being Saddam Hussein's leading arms ... was placed in the hands of Secord by the CIA + Secord called in Wackenhut ...

13.Jan.2007 Wackenhut - Inside The Shadow CIA

Barbouti met with Secord in Florida on several occasions + phone records ... felon John Mitchell + Sarkis Soghanalian. a Turkish-born Lebanese citizen.


We would be greeted as liberators, with flowers.

As they stood up–we would stand down, we would stay the course, we were never 'stay the course',

The enemy was al Qaeda, was foreigners, terrorists, Baathists.

The war would pay for itself, it would cost 1-point-7 billion dollars, 100 billion, 400 billion, half a trillion dollars.

And after all of that, today it is his credibility versus that of generals, diplomats, allies, Republicans, Democrats, the Iraq Study Group, past presidents, voters last November + the majority of the American people.

MSNBC has more….
13.Jan.2007 Israelis Seen Abusing Caged Palestinians - BG -Israelis Seen Abusing Caged Palestinians -
13.Jan.2007 Informed Comment - BG -
To listen to Bush's speech on Wednesday, you would imagine that al-Qaeda has occupied large swathes of Iraq with the help of Syria and Iran and is brandishing missiles at the US mainland.

That the president of the USA can come out after nearly four years of such lies and try to put this fantasy over on the American people is shameful. (Read on Source)... Source:
13.Jan.2007 Articles of Impeachment of

President George W. Bush + Vice President Richard B. Cheney,Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld +Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the USA, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for + Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. -

Bush Iraq Plans Buck Public Opinion
Opinion polls show declining public confidence in Bush's conduct of the war, with the majority opposed to his proposal to send more troops to secure Baghdad.

A USA Today/Gallup poll said Americans oppose the idea of increasing troop levels in Iraq by 61 % to 36 %.
Risk To World Economy Rises From Climate And Disease
The world economy is under growing threat from risks such as climate change, terrorism, pandemics and oil prices because of inadequate action by governments and business, a network of experts said on Wednesday. A report by the World Economic Forum, the reinsurer Swiss Re, Citigroup bank and US broker Marsh and McLennan warned of "a fundamental disconnect between risk and mitigation". It said levels of risk were rising...

13.Jan.2007 Defiance And Delusion
George Bush's announcement last night that he is going to pour more troops into Iraq was the last throw of the dice in a misconceived enterprise that has dragged his country, this country + the Middle East into a nightmare.

Democratic Senators Want Agency Data-mining Reports
The government's mining of information from public- and private-sector databases for clues to terrorism and crime is widespread and federal agencies should regularly report to Congress on such activities, lawmakers said Wednesday. "The overwhelming majority of these data-mining programs use, collect + analyze personal information about ordinary American citizens," says Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy.

13.Jan.2007 By Russ Wellen - Just Like With Torture, Cheney's Got His Teeth Sunk Into Iran So much creative destruction, so little time.
13.Jan.2007 By Dave Lindorff - Bush's Address: Blood For Face -Many Americans + many, many more Iraqis will die simply because Bush is too cowardly to admit that his Iraq War has been a collossal disaster.

13.Jan.2007 By Dean Powers - Media "Deeply Divided" About Rhetoric
After weeks of destructive accounts of a "deeply divided" majority party, Democrats are threatening to hold a vote on Bush's proposed troop surge that could signal strong Democratic unity and call into question the agendas or at least accuracy of major news organizations.

13.Jan.2007 By Doug Thompson -Same Game, Same Results, Same Madness
You can draw many analogies out of what Bush said in his disjointed, rambling speech to the nation but a reasonable person can come to only one conclusion: The President of the USA has run out of excuses, options or rationalizations for a failed, ill-conceived, illegal and immoral action that will go down in history as a massive political and military debacle.

13.Jan.2007 Markos Moulitsas, Material Girl
"The challenge playing out across the broader Middle East is more than a military conflict," President Bush said last night. "It is the decisive ideological struggle of our time." Markos "Kos" Moulitsas begs to differ:

I can't take anyone bellowing crap like "decisive ideological struggle of our time" seriously when they refuse to call for the sort of national sacrifice that a real "decisive ideological struggle of our time" would demand.

If Bush and his pals truly believe the fate of Western civilization hangs in the balance, they should show they mean it. Mobilize the country. Call for a draft. . . .

And yeah, of course they won't go anywhere near a draft. They don't believe in their war that much, enough to kill them electorally for a generation. But if the struggle is so dire and dark, why not do something as tame as repeal their precious tax cuts for the wealthy?
Distracting Congress from the Real War Plan - BG -
Is the surge an orchestrated distraction from the real war plan? A good case can be made that it is. The US Congress and media are focused on President Bush's proposal for an increase of 20,000 US troops in Iraq, while Israel and its American neoconservative allies prepare an assault on Iran.... Source:

13.Jan.2007 Cunningham Prosecutor Forced Out - BG -
The epic Duke Cunningham scandal gets weirder: Carole Lam, the San Diego U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the corrupt former lawmaker, is being quietly pushed out by the Bush administration. Lam's office has recently been troubling the CIA and Capitol Hill... (Read on Source)... Source:

13.Jan.2007 Attack on Iranians in Iraq - BG -

WASHINGTON - An order from President Bush authorized a series of U.S. raids against Iranians in Iraq as part of a broad military offensive, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.
13.Jan.2007 On the Editorial Page - The case of Sandy Berger and the purloined archives gets stranger all the time.
13.Jan.2007 The Post lead plays stenographer at yesterday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, in which Secretary Gates offered details on Bush's plans for Iraq + said that the potential success or failure of the big Baghdad surge would be evident in a few months. Gates was quick to emphasize that if it is successful, we can begin drawing down troop levels--perhaps by the end of the year. Pace, meanwhile, assured the senators that the USA has no immediate plans to invade Iran, a notion also dismissed by Press Secretary Tony Snow, who called it "urban legend." To continue reading, click here.
13.Jan.2007 today's papers
Duke Out - By Conor Clarke

The Washington Post leads with another day of Capitol Hill hearings, in which Defense Secretary Robert Gates + Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace took more questions on President Bush's plans for Iraq.

The New York Times leads with Condoleezza Rice's acknowledgement that Bush authorized raids against Iranians in Iraq.

The Los Angeles Times meanwhile, gives its top spot to the spat over the Iraqi prime minister's pick for the number-one military job in Baghdad,
"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants," Louis Brandeis
famously observed, "electric light the most efficient policeman."
13.Jan.2007 Watch "The Century of the Self" on Google Video - BG -
The Century of the Self - 58 min 16 sec – 06-Aug-2006 - Average rating: (131 ratings) - Description: The best documentary ever!! A masterpiece from BBC4 that shows the reality of the american identity !!

The artefacts most likely belonged to modern humans and dated to about as early as 45,000 years ago, said Professor Hoffecker. However they were dissimilar to artefacts found at the other European sites, he added.
13.Jan.2007 When the law doesn't work, try blackmail - BG -
White House Tries Economic Pressure on Lawyers Representing Guantanamo Detainees

I'm sorry, but this is just disgusting. Now that there's a real chance that the might lose in the courts, the White House is trying to put the economic screws on lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees.

This radio interview with Cully Stimson, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, heralds the start of an organized campaign by the White House to encourage major law firm clients to pressure those firms to drop their pro-bono representation of Guantanamo detainees.

The Washington Post had a forceful editorial about this today, which says almost everything that needs saying:

MOST AMERICANS understand that legal representation for the accused is one of the core principles of the Ameri... Source:
13.Jan.2007 Padilla terror trial delayed for three months for competency evaluation - BG -
[JURIST] The federal district court that will hold the trial of alleged terrorist Jose Padilla [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and two other alleged al-Qaeda operatives announced Friday that it will delay the trial for 3 months, partly in response to t... Source:

13.Jan.2007 US strikes on al-Qa'ida chiefs kill nomads - BG -
13.Jan.2007 Independent Online Edition > UK Politics - BG -Shoot the messenger: PM blames media for anti-war mood<br/><br/>
13.Jan.2007 Americans aren't fat because they lack willpower; they're fat because they're broke - by Violent Acres
Excerpt: If you only have $5 in your pocket, you can't afford to buy a piece of grilled salmon with a side of steamed asparagus. But you do have enough for a value meal at McDonalds, don't you?

I've never seen a fruit cup for sale that cost under $3. But I can buy a candy bar for 50 cents.
Am I getting through to you people yet?
Impeaching, prosecuting Nixon could have elevated the nation - by Amy Goodman, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Excerpt: Rather than explain Watergate, we hear the same chorus from all the networks, that the nation needed to move beyond Watergate, needed to "heal," and that the pardon, while controversial, was needed.

The pundits agree that prosecuting Nixon would have led the country in a downward spiral.
But there is another scenario. Impeachment and/or prosecution could have shown Americans that no person is above the law, that all governments must be held accountable.
Are we still going to support Israel if they use nuclear weapons? - by Cenk Uygur, The Huffington Post
Excerpt: If we condone Israel using a nuclear weapon against a Muslim country, then we will not have a "war on terror" anymore, we will have the war against Islam that some of the conservative nut-jobs in this country have been hoping and pushing for. Do you know that there are one billion Muslims in the world? One billion.
Comment: It's well-known that Israel has nuclear weapons + increasingly common knowledge that Israel has plans to use those weapons.

In light of this, the silence from the Bush-Cheney administration makes it pretty dang obvious that this criminal White House would indeed support Israel's use of nukes. Helen & Harry Highwater PERMANENT LINK
13.Jan.2007 What if American forces attack Pakistan? - by Fahd, Chowrangi
Excerpt: Had somebody told Iraqis even in late 80's that America would attack them, they would have ridiculed him at great lengths. Had somebody even merely mentioned to Afghans in 90's that after Russia, US will attack their country, they would have considered him crazy. If somebody tells us Pakistanis today that America will attack us in future, what will we do?
Comment: Note that such an attack isn't far-fetched at all. There have existed contingency plans for an attack in the event that the US puppet leader there falls, for years now -- due to the Pakistani nuke arsenal + how bin Laden or others might get a piece of it (there's been several assassination and coup attempts). There's also the possibility of an attack if nuclear war suddenly looked likely between Pakistan and India -- which has almost happened once already, a few years back. And lastly, if the puppet strays too far from Bush's orders, that too could cause an attack.

13.Jan.2007 Iran: The next senseless war
Second U.S. carrier group to deploy to Gulf
Excerpt: The Pentagon will send a second aircraft carrier and its escort ships to the Gulf, Defense [sic] officials said on Wednesday, as a warning to Syria + Iran and to give commanders more flexibility in the region.
"An American strike in Iran is essential for our existence," says Israeli General
Excerpt: The general urges the Israeli lobby to turn to Hillary Clinton and other potential presidential candidates in the Democratic Party so that they support immediate action by Bush against Iran.

The lobby must also approach the Europeans, he adds, so Bush won't find himself isolated + he calls for Israel to "clandestinely cooperate with Saudi Arabia so that it also persuades the U.S. to strike Iran."
As Scott Ritter says, a U.S. war in Iran will be a war made in Israel.
Attack on Iran could bring devastation to Arab world
Excerpt: The effect would also be devastating on US-Arab relations, on Israel's long-term security, on the flow of oil from the Gulf, on the oil price, on the economies of the industrial world + on the already highly fragile dollar. And yet, some influential voices argue that the only way the US can hope to "win" in Iraq is to destroy Iran.
Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran
Excerpt: Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.

Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear "bunker-busters", according to several Israeli military sources.
11.Jan.2007 George Bush announces a last push for "victory" in Iraq
George Bush believes that sending 20,000 more troops to Iraq may provide victory -

- Rates rise in Britain + the ECB may follow suit
13.Jan.2007 The Bank of England surprises almost everyone + the ECB may raise rates soon
13.Jan.2007 - Blast at U.S. Embassy Called 'Terrorism'

- Gov't: Somali Warlords Agree to Disarm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's warlords have agreed to disarm and join a new national army, a government official said Friday as violence in the capital brought home the challenge of restoring order in this fractious and heavily armed country..
13.Jan.2007 - Intelligence Chiefs Pessimistic In Assessing Worldwide Threats...
Iraq is at a violent and "precarious juncture," while al-Qaeda is significantly expanding its global reach, effectively immune to the loss of leaders in battle, Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte told Congress yesterday.
13.Jan.2007 Daily Kos: Wes Clark takes on AIPAC! - BG -Wes Clark takes on AIPAC! -
13.Jan.2007 Mr. President, This War Is Over
In a final attempt to salvage his presidency and secure his legacy, President George W. Bush has announced yet another "strategy for victory" which calls for introducing 21,000 additional troops into the killing fields of Iraq. The point that the president and much of the Washington establishment refuses to concede is that the Iraq war is already over.

13.Jan.2007 IRAQ: Escalating Failure
Last night, President Bush disregarded the opposition of U.S. military commanders, lawmakers of both parties, the Iraq Study Group (ISG) + the American public and announced to the nation that he plans to increase America's presence in Iraq by approximately 21,500 troops, with no timetable for when troop levels would be drawn back down.

13.Jan.2007 New U.N. Chief Wants Guantanamo Prison Shut Down
New U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon believes the U.S. prison at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay should be shut down, he said on Thursday.

"Like my predecessor, I believe that the prison at Guantanamo should be closed."
Surge Plan Actually 2 Years Old, Devised By American Enterprise Institute
Bush and Cheney aren't just flip-flopping they're flopping. Or maybe it should be called "flail and fail".

After replacing Rumsfeld and top generals, they now want to try suggestions in the AEI's report "Choosing Victory:

A Plan for Success in Iraq". The idea one can "Choose Victory" in war shows how haughty Bush's fantasy world is, although Cheney, who hand picked the AEI "sell-job", just has a soft spot for war profiteers.

13.Jan.2007 THE REAL BUSH/MALIKI DEAL: Iraqi Regime Set To Hand Over Oil Reserves To US Energy Giants
As the Bush administration prepares to escalate military violence against the Iraqi people the US-installed regime in Baghdad is set to approve a new hydrocarbon law

that will hand unprecedented control of the country's vast oil reserves to US + British energy conglomerates.

The new law makes a mockery of any claims of Iraqi sovereignty and underscores that the real aim of the bloody enterprise by US imperialism...
Where They Come From - A Map Of The Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice Dead
3022 US casualities. Whom is zooming who? Take the electoral college for a spin on this one...

13.Jan.2007 Barrage Of Criticism For Bush Iraq Plan
Democrats and Republicans slammed the new US plan to surge troops into Iraq as a tragedy and the worst blunder since Vietnam, as the Bush admin admitted it had no idea how long the forces would stay.

Bush + top aides faced fierce criticism as they launched a hard sell to convince a nation weary of a war which has claimed 3,000 US lives that the last-ditch bid to step up the battle can work.

13.Jan.2007 Lieberman Applauds Bush Plan For Iraq
'Lying His-Lips-Are-Moving Joe' says, "The president did not take the easy path, but he took the correct and courageous course."

"It is a dangerous illusion to believe that we can depart Iraq and the inevitable killing fields and terrorist violence will not follow us in retreat -- even to our own shores."
Ariel Sharon Warned Bush About Occupying Iraq
Be sure not to go into Iraq without a viable exit strategy.And ready a counter-insurgency strategy if you expect to rule Iraq,which will eventually have to be partitioned into its component parts.

Finally,please remember that you will conquer,occupy + leave,but we have to remain in this part of the world.

Israel does not wish to see its vital interests hurt by regional radicalization&the spillover of violence beyond Iraq.
U.S. Embassy In Athens Hit By Rocket Attack The attack rocked the embassy compound but caused no injuries. A “Revolutionary Struggle” terror group claimed responsibility.

13.Jan.2007 Arab Allies See Bush Fix For What It Is - Not Much - With the shrapnel of war flying outward from Iraq, even the US's Arab allies are greeting news of Bush's troop 'surge' with gloomy silence, writes Ian Black
13.Jan.2007 By Anthony Wade - The Blood Stained Hands Of Rhetoric And Accountability
Enough is enough. Words matter. If you are reporting on this ongoing dance between the cautious dems + the insane president, you need to stop using phrases designed to frame things unfairly.

Not doing so makes you just as guilty as those who pull triggers. The pen is a weapon, words can kill.

13.Jan.2007 By Dave Johnson The Escalation
Surge is a focus-group word, designed to sell an escalation of the war.

It is ALWAYS about appearances and political strategies not reality or the good of the country with this crowd.

13.Jan.2007 By Randolph T. Holhut The Ultimate Cost Of Bush's Hubris In Iraq
The "new way forward" in Iraq will mean more dead, more wounded and more trouble for the U.S.

13.Jan.2007 By Greg Palast - WAIST DEEP IN THE BIG MUDDY

13.Jan.2007 By Dan Lee Bush Is Shining
I tuned in the speech to try and keep an open mind + not dismiss the President without giving him a hearing. Now I dismiss him and think he needs a sanity hearing.

13.Jan.2007 By Christopher Patton - Globalism And US Entanglement In Iraq
President George Bush is sending thousands of additional troops to Iraq + there is nothing that Congress can or will do about it.

The primary reason for Congressional impotence goes back to the first time the President sent troops into Iraq.

The outcome of America's Iraqi adventures will greatly impact America's prestige and influence in the world + as a consequence the dollar's strength and state of the US economy.

13.Jan.2007 By Steven Leser - Bush To US - Let Me Risk Your Children To Try To Fix The Un-fixable In Iraq
Like a feudal monarch, Bush is deepening our risk and commitment to war despite the fact that over 70% of the country disagrees with his actions and policies.

Bush does not care what any of us think or want and in a further illustration of this, he engaged the troops immediately before the congress had the opportunity to advise + consent (or dissent) to his actions.

13.Jan.2007 By Michael Richardson - Supreme Court Hits Ralph Nader With $89,821 Bill For His 2004 Pennsylvania Ballot Bid Upholding First-of-kind Ruling
The Supreme Court has penalized Ralph Nader for seeking the Pennsylvania ballot in 2004 upholding a first-of-kind ruling.

Why is Bush not only repackaging an obvious Failure but why is he continuing to lie with such feigned sincerity ?

Because Bush and Cheney will not take their hands out of the Iraqi OIL monkey trap ~ + are willing to expend billions of dollars + thousands of lives in order to legally obtain the long term oil agreements ( PSA'S or Production Sharing Agreements ) from a U.S.tainted Iraqi government that Iraqis do not trust.
13.Jan.2007 By Adrian Kuzminski -
Snatching Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat: How The Democrats Can Keep From Being Arrested
What the Democrats need to do to keep from Being Arrested after the Bush coup

13.Jan.2007 By Debby Bodkin - The Many Forms Of Terrorism
The world continues to fight the war against terrorism, yet, how many individuals, legal, government, political or religious leaders have actually taken the time to analyze the serious life long disabilities + "terror" that children + families are forced to endure, without resources, due process or justice in a court of law?

13.Jan.2007 By Evelyn Pringle - Public Has Right To Know Secrets Revealed In Zyprexa Documents

13.Jan.2007 By Gustav Wynn - Bush's Perilous Provocations Ask The Question - Is He Begging For Impeachment?
Bush enflames tensions in Kurdistan, Somalia and Iran. In light of recent international incidents, Congress may need to quickly consider impeachment in the interest of national security!

13.Jan.2007 By Michael Sandstrom - You Are A Soldier, Help Save America - Save America, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, our children because you can. You are a Soldier. Take off your Blinders, open your eyes.
He keep's on gambling, saying to his friends, all I need is one more chance, I'm hot, I can feel it this time, I know I can still win. Eventually, if he's lucky, his friends drag him out of the casino, cutting his losses. Compare that to the President of the world's most powerful nation, who is pushing for permission to gamble with 21 thousand more of his own people's lives.

13.Jan.2007 By David Swanson - Land Of Enchantment And Impeachment
There is a decent chance that within the next month or two the New Mexico State Legislature will ask the U.S. House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

13.Jan.2007 By Abbas Sadeghian - The Neuropsychology Of George W. Bush
explanation of Bush's dyslexia, concrete thinking, dyslexia, poor reading skills, current manifestation of his chronic alcoholism and addiction, hyper-religiosity, IQ at low end of average...

12.Jan.2007 Politics: Did We Just Declare War on Iran? - BG -
Did We Just Declare War on Iran?
Decoding this week's sound bites.
By Shmuel Rosner
Donald Rumsfeld's tenure as secretary of defense is quickly fading from memory, but yesterday, as his successor shuttled from briefing to hearing, one of Rumsfeld's famous aphorisms came to mind: If you can't solve a problem, enlarge it.

Coming from Gates, it sounded technical rather than slick. "We are beginning to move aggressively to try + identify + root out the networks that are involved in helping to bring Iranian-supplied [bombs] into Iraq," Gates said. If you can't solve Iraq, enlarge it. While you were sleeping, the war with Iran might have begun. To continue reading, click here.
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In Jurisprudence. Emily Bazelon outlines ways Congress could stop the war if it wanted to. Instead of merely passing a resolution expressing disapproval, Democrats could invoke some options with real bite. One option would be to unauthorized the war--or reauthorize it on a limited basis. "The idea is that the reasons we thought we were going to war--Saddam's supposed weapons of mass destruction and alleged operational relationship with al-Qaida--have nothing to do with the current conflict," Bazelon argues. Congress could also cut off money, attach conditions to money, or set a time limit for withdrawal or redeployment. In The Big Idea. Jacob Weisberg argues that Congress won't stop the war because of "learned helplessness." In a classic experiment, Weisberg writes, "dogs subjected to repeated electrical shocks would prostrate themselves and whine, even when escaping the abuse lay within their power. As with canines, so with congressmen." Despite their power to influence the direction of the war, Democrats are acting "like onlookers at the scene of a disaster, mysteriously paralyzed and unable to act."
13.Jan.2007 SAP Downgrade Rating-Update: Toronto ( AG) - Die Analysten von CIBC World Markets stufen die Aktie von SAP (ISIN DE0007164600/WKN 716460) von "sector outperform" auf "sector perform" zurück. Man habe zunehmend Bedenken, ob SAP wieder das Wachstum der Lizenzerlöse auf ca. 15% erhöhen könne. (12.01.2007/ac/a/u)
13.Jan.2007 Bush challenges Iraq plan critics - President Bush hits back at critics of his revised plan for Iraq, as his secretary of state begins a tour of the Mid-East.
House passes prescription drug reform. - Nico  -

The House this afternoon passed legislation to repeal the Bush administration-backed provision of the 2003 Medicare prescription drug law that forbids Medicare from negotiating lower prices for seniors. “The 255 to 170 vote wasn’t enough to override a threatened veto from President Bush, who said he won’t accept the measure in its current form. Supporters said the government could save $96 billion over 10 years by negotiating for drugs bought in bulk.”
13.Jan.2007 Official U.S. Military Dictionary Includes ‘Escalation,’ Not ‘Surge’ - Nico  -

The official Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms offers new evidence in the debate over Iraq terminology. As’s Adam Green notes, the Pentagon’s dictionary has no entry for “surge” but does have an entry for “escalation”:

(DOD) A deliberate or unpremeditated increase in scope or violence of a conflict.

ThinkProgress has argued that media outlets are misleading Americans when they use the term “surge” to describe President Bush’s new Iraq proposal.

As we documented Wednesday, when “surge” was first adopted by the mainstream media

00.Nov.2006, the term was specifically defined as a “temporary,” “short-term” increase in U.S. forces. In fact, the most prominent advocates of escalation all reject a short-term increase in U.S. forces + the Bush administration will not specify the length of the current policy. “I think no one has a really clear idea of how long that might be,” Defense Secretary Gates said yesterday.
13.Jan.2007 Senate votes to deny convicts pensions. - Amanda  -

“Members of Congress convicted of serious crimes would lose their taxpayer-paid pensions, sometimes totaling more than $100,000 a year, under a measure unanimously approved by the Senate Friday.”
13.Jan.2007 Donald Trump: Let’s bomb Iran. - Nico  -

Trump today on Bush’s speech: “You know, the one thing I sorta liked was what they were saying about Iran. I believe you have to go in and strike Iran — not with soldiers. You know, it’s not a world of soldiers anymore. It’s a world of air. It’s a world of different kinds of, you know, we’ve changed.”
After Negotiating India Nuclear Deal, State Dept. Official Gets Lucractive Job Lobbying For India - Amanda  -

Stephen G. Rademaker, U.S. assistant secretary of state for arms control, is leaving the State Department for a lucrative lobbying job at the firm of Barbour Griffith & Rogers.

While assistant secretary of state, Rademaker negotiated a controversial deal allowing the USA to sell nuclear technology to India, which is not a member of the important nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Critics argued that the Bush administration “abandoned the one incentive states have to stay in the NPT, without providing an alternative framework to sustain the effort to control proliferation.”

Less than a month after that deal was ratified by Congress during its lame duck session

00.Dec.2006 , Rademaker is leaving the State Department to join Barbour — which lobbied on behalf of the Indian government for the nuclear pact.

00.Sep.2005 Barbour signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with India to work on “developing, refining and expanding relationships between Indian officials and the U.S. foreign policy-making apparatus in the Executive + Legislative Branches.” Mainly though, Barbour was one of two firms hired by the Indian government with the aim of “pushing the [nuclear] deal through Congress.”

The Sunlight Foundation has more on the Bush administration and the revolving door.
13.Jan.2007 “I would confess I’m no expert on Iraq.” - Nico – Defense Secretary Robert Gates, during congressional hearings yesterday.

“Later, asked about reaching the right balance between American and Iraqi forces, he told the panel he was ‘no expert on military matters.‘”
12.Jan.2007 January 12, 2007 - Think Progress  -

President Bush’s address at Fort Benning, GA, yesterday, “received a less enthusiastic reception than has been the case on his past visits to military bases to promote his Iraq policy.” The 300 soldiers who joined Bush were prohibited from talking with reporters afterward, to “ensure that there would be no discordant notes.”

U.S. troops “launched two raids on Iranian targets in Iraq yesterday,” detaining five Iranians and confiscating “vast amounts of documents and computer data.” U.S. officials said the raids “are part of a new U.S. intelligence and military operation launched last month against Iran.”

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) “has quietly backed away from his pre-election demands that the White House turn over potentially embarrassing documents relating to its handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.”

Al-Qaeda is “strengthening itself across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe” and cells are “rebuilding their strength” in Pakisan, according to outgoing National Intelligence Director John Negroponte.

75: %age of Americans who think President Bush should have to get congressional approval before he escalates the war in Iraq, according to a new CBS News poll.

The House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill today repealing “a Republican-approved ban on letting the government negotiate with manufacturers for lower prices ” for prescription drugs for 23 million seniors. President Bush announced he will veto the legislation.

“Iraq is the only major U.S. conflict, except for the 1846-48 Mexican-American War, in which citizens haven’t been asked to make a special financial sacrifice ,” Bloomberg reports. “President George W. Bush opposes tax increases, even as the costs escalate far beyond predictions and he calls for more troops.”

“Top officials at the Internal Revenue Service are pushing agents to prematurely close audits of big companies with agreements to have them pay only a fraction of the additional taxes that could be collected, according to dozens of I.R.S. employees who say that the policy is costing the government billions of dollars a year.”

Bloggers “ will be allowed to cover the criminal trial of former White House staffer Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby alongside reporters from traditional media outlets.” The arrangement is the “first for a high-profile court case.” Sheldon Snook of the U.S. District Court in Washington noted, “Bloggers are part of the media landscape and if we were to ignore bloggers, we would be ignoring reality.”

And finally: “The White House
Breaking: - Nico  - MSNBC: “An explosion ripped through the U.S. embassy compound in central Athens on Friday, a police source said.”
How to escalate a war - Nico  -

when your military is already overstretched: “The Pentagon has abandoned its limit on the time a citizen-soldier can be required to serve on active duty, officials said Thursday, a major change that reflects an Army stretched thin by longer-than-expected combat in Iraq. … Until now, the Pentagon’s policy on the Guard or Reserve was that members’ cumulative time on active duty for the Iraq or Afghan wars could not exceed 24 months. That cumulative limit is now lifted; the remaining limit is on the length of any single mobilization, which may not exceed 24 consecutive months.”

The New York Times reported [18] on

April 27, 2006 that on

April 13, 2005, Posada requested political asylum in the USA through his attorney.

He is being held on accusations he entered the country illegally across the Mexican border.

On May 3, the Venezuelan Supreme Court approved an extradition request for him.

Speaking the same day in Washington, D.C., State Department Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger Noriega stated that Posada might not have been in the USA.

Noriega added that charges against him "may be a completely manufactured issue."

However declassified FBI and CIA reports show that the agencies suspected his involvement in the airline bombing within days of its occurrence. [4] [5]

00.Apr.2005 -After his release from prison in Panama- Posada sought political asylum in the USA.

Venezuela, where he had broken out of prison in the 1980s, has formally requested Posada's extradition, [14] as has Cuba. [15]

A Department of Homeland Security judge ruled that he cannot be deported because of alleged threat of torture in Venezuela. [16]

22.Mar.2006 -According to Cuba's official newspaper on- the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) informed Posada that he would continue to be detained on the grounds that he continues "to present a danger to the community and a flight risk" and claimed that he has "a history of engaging in criminal activity, associating with individuals involved in criminal activity + participating in violent acts that indicate a disregard for the safety of the general public".

With Guillermo Novo Sampoll, Orlando Bosch and Gaspar Jiménez Escobedo, he founded the Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations (CORU). [17]

[edit] Seeking asylum in the U.S.
Posada was reportedly disappointed with the reluctance of American news organisations to report the bombing attacks, saying "If there is no publicity, the job is useless.
Contras and Central America

In Central America, Posada was assigned as deputy to Félix Rodríguez, a CIA operative who

00.000.1967 had overseen the capture + execution of Ernesto "Che" Guevara .

The pair were to coordinate drops of military supplies to the Contras, a paramilitary collective opposed to the leftist Sandanistas in Nicaragua.

Posada was well paid for his role, receiving $3000 per month plus expenses from U.S. Major General Richard Secord, who was directing operations for Oliver North. [6] [10]

The subsequent Iran-Contra investigations cast light over U.S. operations in the region + several of Posada's connections, including Félix Rodríguez were asked to testify.

Posada remained in El Salvador during the hearings before signing up as a security advisor to the Guatemalan government. He also remained in contact with Cuban exile groups during this period. [6]

00.Feb.1990 Posada was shot whilst sitting in his car in Guatemala city by unknown assailants that Posada believed were Cuban assassins.

In his memoir, Posada said that his recovery and medical bills were paid by the Cuban American National Foundation, with additional payments from Richard Secord. [11]

Though recuperating in Honduras, the FBI believed that Posada was responsible for 41 bombings in the country, Posada himself admitted to planning numerous attacks against Cuba + seeking assistance from the Honduran military to aid his cause, which was not forthcoming. [6]
13.Jan.2007 Opfer des CIA MK ULTRA Programmes verklagt Regierung - sfux Montréal -

Kanada droht eine millionenschwere Sammelklage wegen der mutmasslichen Unterstützung eines CIA- Forschungsprogramms zur Bewusstseinskontrolle während des Kalten Krieges.
Die Kanadierin Janine Huard beantragte vor einem Bundesgericht in Montréal die Zulassung einer Klage gegen die kanadische Regierung, wie ihr Anwalt Alan Stein der Nachrichtenagentur AFP am Freitag sagte.
Huard wirft dem kanadischen Staat Komplizenschaft...

Kuba Flugzeugbomber und CIA Agent in Amerika unter Anklage wegen Meineid - sfux Stephan Fuchs - Am

06.Okt.1976 wurde ein kubanisches Passagierflugzeug mit 73 Passagieren in die Luft gesprengt.

Deklassiffizierte US Dokumente zeigen nun, dass einer der hauptverdächtigen für die CIA arbeitete.

Luis Posada Carriles, ein in Kuba geborener Venezolaner + Anti- Castro Aktivist war Informant + Agent für die Geheimdienstbehörde CIA. Nun hat ein amerikanisches Bundesgericht in Texas...
13.Jan.2007 Anschlag auf US-Botschaft in Athen - Angriff mit Rakete - sfux Athen -

Die US-Botschaft in Athen ist mit einer Rakete angegriffen worden. Dies teilte die griechische Polizei am Morgen mit. Verletzt wurde niemand.
Die Rakete sei in der Nähe des Haupteingangs eingeschlagen und im Innern des Gebäudes explodiert, sagte die Polizei weiter. Wer für den Angriff verantwortlich war, war zunächst nicht bekannt. Die Explosion sei um 04.55 Uhr MEZ gehört worden, teilte die Feuerwehr mit.

U.S. sends stealth fighter planes to South Korea - sfux Seoul -

The USA is deploying a squadron of stealth fighters to South Korea, a U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday, amid speculation that North Korea may be ready to test a second nuclear device.
The USA is sending about 15 to 20 of its F-117A Nighthawk fighters to South...

Die neue (Un)Sicherheitspolitik Deutschlands (10) Superschnüffler - Verfassungskiller - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer ?

Zum ?Wohl des Volkes? gehört ein gewisser Wohlstand, der aber in diesen Zeiten des gekürzten Arbeitslosengeldes und gestiegenen Ausgaben für ?Verteidigung? für viele Menschen längst nicht mehr gegeben ist + obwohl die Armee im Grundgesetz dazu verpflichtet ist das Wohl des eigenen Volkes zu schützen, kommt sie dieser Aufgabe immer weniger nach.
Die neue (Un)Sicherheitspolitik Deutschlands (9) Angriffskriege über alles - sfux Michael Schulze von Glaßer ?

Im Weißbuch unterstreicht die Bundeswehr den Status des Grundgesetzes als höchstes Gut der deutschen Gesellschaft und stellt sich wie selbstverständlich unter diese Verfassung. Dabei handelt die Bundeswehr oft mit sehr zweifelhaften und unrechtmäßigen Methoden:
Scientists decode sex bug genes Scientists crack the genetic code of an organism that causes millions of sexually transmitted infections a year.
13.Jan.2007 Wonder organ transplant solution A new liquid to preserve organs could significantly improve the outcome of transplant operations.
13.Jan.2007 Bird flu returns to Nigeria farms New cases of bird flu are recorded on two farms in north-western Nigeria, officials say.
13.Jan.2007 Rice begins Mid-East peace push The US secretary of state is in Israel as part of efforts to revive peace talks and win support for US Iraq plans.
India-Pakistan talks 'positive' Pakistan's President Musharraf says conditions are good to resolve outstanding issues with India.
13.Jan.2007 Asian nations pledge closer ties Ten Asian nations meeting at a Philippines summit agree on closer ties, free trade and an anti-terrorism pact.
13.Jan.2007 Ahmadinejad tours Latin America Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flies into Latin America for a visit likely to alarm Washington.
13.Jan.2007 Argentine ex-president arrested Spanish police arrest Argentine ex-President Isabel Peron over the disappearance of a leftist activist in 1976.
13.Jan.2007 Two die of bird flu in Indonesia Indonesian health officials say two more people have died of bird flu, raising the country's death toll to 61.
13.Jan.2007 Israel names first Arab minister Israel's first Arab cabinet minister is appointed by Labour party leader and defence minister Amir Peretz.
Al-Qaeda 'rebuilding' in Pakistan US intelligence chief John Negroponte says al-Qaeda leaders have found a secure hideout in Pakistan.
13.Jan.2007 First stars in telescope's sights Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will shed light on the beginnings of the Universe.
13.Jan.2007 UK's existence is at risk - Brown The United Kingdom's existence as a single country is at risk from nationalists, Gordon Brown says.
13.Jan.2007 Clues found for early Europeans An archaeological find in Russia sheds light on the migration of modern humans into Europe.
13.Jan.2007 Russia proposes Belarus oil deal Russia agrees to slash the duty it plans to charges Belarus for crude oil, after a long dispute.
13.Jan.2007 US House backs Medicare bill The US House of Representatives passes a bill requiring the government to directly negotiate lower drug prices.
13.Jan.2007 Chinese facing shortage of wives China will have 30 million more men than women by 2020 making it hard for them to find wives, a report says.
13.Jan.2007 Blair defends intervention policy Tony Blair admits his foreign policy is "controversial" but says it should continue after he has stepped down.
13.Jan.2007 New US Iraq policy faces scrutiny US Defence Secretary Robert Gates faces Senate questions amid criticism of plans to send more US troops to Iraq.
13.Jan.2007 Rocket hits US embassy in Athens Attackers fire a rocket at the US embassy in the Greek capital, Athens, causing some damage but no injuries.
13.Jan.2007 Russia seeks UK help in spy probe Russian prosecutors seek UK permission to question more than 100 witnesses in the Litvinenko case.
13.Jan.2007 Iraq backs Iranians seized by US Six Iranians held in a US military raid in Iraq had the approval of the authorities, Iraq's foreign minister says.
13.Jan.2007 Government looks at data shake-up Access to public sector information could soon be completely free the government has revealed.
13.Jan.2007 Formula For Procrastination Found - kdawson kandela writes

"Science Daily reports that a University of Calgary academic has published a paper titled The Nature of Procrastination: A Meta-Analytic and Theoretical Review of Quintessential Self-Regulatory Failure in the Psychological Bulletin. The research reveals that most people's New Year's resolutions are doomed to failure, most self-help books have it completely wrong when they say perfectionism is at the root of procrastination + procrastination can be explained by a single mathematical equation. The research is apparently the culmination of 10 years work. However, no indication was given of how much time was spent putting it off before it was begun." From the article: "Essentially, procrastinators have less confidence in themselves, less expectancy that they can actually complete a task... Perfectionism is not the culprit. In fact, perfectionists actually procrastinate less, but they worry about it more."
20041206 Paul Weyrich, founder of Heritage Foundation + Free Congress Foundation, who employed Fabianist/British race scientist Roger Pearson of the World Anti-Communist ...
00.000.1987 -The- surprise attack on the Stark exemplifies the dangers posed by anti-ship cruise missiles.

And the dangers are much more serious in the case of the Sunburn, whose specs leave the sub-sonic Exocet in the dust.

Not only is the Sunburn much larger and faster, it has far greater range + a superior guidance system.

Those who have witnessed its performance trials invariably come away stunned.

According to one report,

00.Oct.2001 -when the Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani visited Moscow- he requested a test firing of the Sunburn, which the Russians were only too happy to arrange.

So impressed was Ali Shamkhani that he placed an order for an undisclosed number of the missiles.
BuzzFlash Thoughts from the Media Reform Conference in Memphis -- January 12-14. A BuzzFlash News Analysis
Bush Challenges the World: What's Your Plan to Clean up the Mess I Made? Huh? 1/14
Lieberman to Katrina Victims: Drop Dead, If You Haven't Already 1/14

13.Jan.2007 Colbert I. King: From Dr. King, a Reminder on Iraq 1/14
Bill Moyers Speaking at the National Conference for Media Reform: Part I 1/13
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13.Jan.2007 As the Media Reform Movement Meets in Memphis, a Must Read. Elliot D. Cohen: How Do You Spell ?DICTATOR?? -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution. "The mainstream, corporate media need collectively to set the record straight if only for the sake of their own survival. (Behemoth corporations like GE and Time Warner have deep pockets but no inherent moral conscience.) Under their watch, a dictator has risen to power. These news organizations have betrayed their constitutional charge as "Fourth Estate" during a time when checks and balances were so direly needed."
Was Bush's GI Death Warrant Escalation Speech Really about Goading Iran Into War?
Why Do We Let a Psychiatrically-Impaired Man Keep Tossing Matches on Gasoline? "Recent U.S. military raids against Iranians in Iraq were authorized by President George W. Bush under an order for a broad offensive against Iranian operatives in the country, the New York Times said on its Web site on Friday."

13.Jan.2007 Internet- Botschaft: Iraks al- Qaida spottet über Bushs neue Strategie
13.Jan.2007 Mehreinnahmen: Bundesministerien verzeichnen explodierendes Gebührenaufkommen
Übertritt zum Islam: Zahl der Konvertiten hat sich vervierfacht
In der Google-Zentrale in Kalifornien sorgen die jüngsten Meldungen nicht für Verwunderung. Ein Sprecher erklärte, die Software könne zu "guten und schlechten Zwecken" genutzt werden, schließlich sei sie offen zugänglich. Die Bedenken würden jedoch ernst genommen. "Natürlich haben wir immer ein offenes Ohr für die Bitten einer Regierung."
13.Jan.2007 Language Fluency and Alzheimers A new Canadian study shows bilingualism may delay the onset of dementia.
11.Jan.2007 Jan. 11, 1922: Nice Shot Diabetics of the world, rejoice. Insulin is here. Compiled by Tony Long.
13.Jan.2007 Tech Politics Podcast: Net neutrality back in new Congress Start of the 110th Congress brings with it proposals for privacy and digital copyright as well.
13.Jan.2007 Data broker in HP 'pretext' case pleads guilty Blog: The U.S. Attorney's office on Friday won the first conviction in the Hewlett Packard spying case.Bryan Wagner, a data broker hired...
13.Jan.2007 BP to build five wind power facilities Blog: BP (formerly British Petroleum) announced on Friday that it plans to build wind power projects at five sites around the United...
13.Jan.2007 Senate Bill Again Aims to Restrict Internet Radio - Zonk 32 -JAFSlashdotter writes

"If you enjoy MP3 or OGG streams of internet radio, it's time to pay attention. This week U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander, Joseph Biden, Dianne Feinstein + Lindsey Graham decided to reintroduce the 'Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music (PERFORM) Act'. An Ars Technica article explains that PERFORM would restrict our rights to make non-commercial recordings under the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 + require satellite and internet broadcasters to use 'technology to prevent music theft'. That means goodbye to your favorite streaming audio formats, hello DRM. The EFF said pretty much the same when this bill last reared its ugly head in April of 2006. It's too soon to get the text of this year's version (S.256) online, but it likely to resemble last year's S.2644, which is available through Thomas."
How Can We Convert the US to the Metric System? - Cliff 113 - thesolo asks:

"Despite past efforts of the 1970s and 1980s, the USA remains one of only three countries (others are Liberia and Myanmar) that does not use the metric system. Staying with imperial measurements has only served to handicap American industry and economy. Attempts to get Americans using the Celsius scale, or putting up speed limits in kilometers per hour have been squashed dead. Not only that, but some Americans actually see metrication efforts as an assault on 'our way' of measuring. I personally deal with European scientists on a daily basis + find our lack of common measurement to be extremely frustrating. Are we so entrenched with imperial units that we cannot get our fellow citizens to simply learn something new? What are those of us who wish to finally see America catch up to the rest of the world supposed to do? Are there any organizations that we may back, or any pro-metric legislators who we can support?"
Undersea Cable Repair Via 19th Century Tech - Zonk 46 – Story going across the wires about an old-fashioned way to fix a modern convenience.

Taiwanese boaters are using simple hooks to fish up the fiber-optic cables damaged in an earthquake late last year.

The outage that resulted kept millions of users offline in half a dozen countries around the Pacific rim. From the article:

"They work 24 hours a day but the weather can hinder their progress. Walters said one ship is waiting for 30 to 40 mile-an-hour winds (48 to 64 kilometres- an-hour) to die down in the Bashi Channel. The winds have stirred up 10 to 12 metre waves ... After arriving at the scene they survey the ocean bottom to assess whether the contour has changed + the degree of sediment movement. Then the traditional tools are brought out. A rope with a grapnel on the end is played out, down into the depths + towed over the sea floor until tension registers on a graph on the ship, indicating contact has been made with the cable. Today's fibre optic cables are just 21 millimetres in diameter."
The Snoop Next Door Is Posting to YouTube - Zonk 153 - Carl Bialik from WSJ writes

"Your most trivial missteps are increasingly ripe for exposure online, reports the Wall Street Journal, thanks to cheap cameras and entrepreneurs hoping to profit from websites devoted to the exposure. From the article: 'The most trivial missteps by ordinary folks are increasingly ripe for exposure as well. There is a proliferation of new sites dedicated to condemning offenses ranging from bad parking and leering to littering and general bad behavior. One site documents locations where people have failed to pick up after their dogs. Capturing newspaper-stealing neighbors on video is also an emerging genre. Helping drive the exposés are a crop of entrepreneurs who hope to sell advertising and subscriptions.' But other factors are at work, including a return to shame as a check on social behavior, says an MIT professor."
13.Jan.2007 I have said repeatedly that Bush + Cheney cannot allow the Dems to take charge of the various Congressional committees, with investigatory subpoena power.

If martial law is now their intention, it is no wonder that Bush looked, as dr. elsewhere put it, "scared" during his surge speech.

He is embarking on a coup for which the legal penalty is death. # posted by unirealist

I believe Bush wants more than anything to bomb Iran but I just do not see it happening.

Someone will tie his hands prior to the actual event however, he is setting it all up now.

You reckon Congress just doesn't understand Bush yet?> Or you reckon Congress wants war with Iran?> # posted by Anonymous
13.Jan.2007 Bush has intentionally placed our brave seamen in harm's way.

He wants them to die so that he can have reason to send nukes flying and to secure the oil fields of Iran.
We can see it. The plan is obvious to anyone who is paying attention.
# posted by
13.Jan.2007 Bush/Cheney/Rice are so deluded that they would rather drag us into WWIII. than acknowledge they were wrong in invading Iraq. # posted by unirealist
13.Jan.2007 This is a rediculous situation. Cheney + Bush should both be indicted for their betrayal of the American people + it should happen soon. President Pelosi will do just fine. # posted by Anonymous
13.Jan.2007 I'm cynical.

I'm thinking that if a missile (or something purported to be a missile) takes out the Eisenhower or another big boat, Bush's approval ratings will hit 70% or higher, the Dems will be understandably cowed into giving him whatever he asks for (thereby splitting the Dems), a new draft will be instituted + 300,000 troops enter the region. # posted by Joseph
13.Jan.2007 Israelis turns against Bush

A growing number of Israeli political scientists have decided that Bush's Iraq policy has made the world more dangerous for Israel.

How will our "Christian Zionists" react to this news? How will our more fervent anti-Zionists react? Permalink
13.Jan.2007 Responsabilidade Civil Ambiental em Portugal-Legislação e ... A Constituição da República Portuguesa assumiu, ao nível do direito constitucional ... executados com máquinas que fazem intenso barulho. não permitam aos ...

13.Jan.2007 O Impertinente OI – Na sua opinião, a legislação portuguesa adequa-se aos problemas ambientais do nosso ... O que para muitos é barulho. para outros é uma forma de estar. ...

13.Jan.2007 Poesia do Dia a Dia "Animais no Mundo": Indignada! Tentarei chamar a v/atenção para as deficiências da legislação portuguesa e ... e também quanto ao mau cheiro e incómodo barulho que se faziam sentir, ...

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PROVA DE LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA/LEGISLAÇÃO ... No país dos decibéis. Será que o baixo crescimento da economia não seria o resultado do excesso de barulho ?

13.Jan.2007 Irak- Strategie: Bush pocht auf seine Befehlsgewalt
Global Warming Only a Theory, Says School Board - Zonk 245 - BendingSpoons writes

"A Seattle school board has placed a moratorium on screenings of 'An Inconvenient Truth', having found its subject matter too controversial. Echoing the language of the evolution debate, the school board found that students must be told that global warming is only a theory and presented with an opposing viewpoint. The ban was prompted by the complaints of a parent: '"Condoms don't belong in school + neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."'"
Expensive U.S. Spy Satellite Not Working - Zonk 230 - Reuters article about some trouble the U.S. is having communicating with a spy satellite.

The sensor package was launched last year by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office + is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It has apparently hung in a low orbit for months now + efforts to communicate with it have been unsuccessful. From the article: "The official said the problems were substantial and involved multiple systems, adding that U.S. officials were working to reestablish contact with the satellite because of the importance of the new technology it was meant to test and demonstrate. The other source said the satellite had been described to him as 'a comprehensive failure.' There was no suggestion by either of the sources that the satellite had been purposely damaged as part of a terrorist attack. Another government official said he had no information about any attacks on U.S. satellites."
Gates Foundation Revokes Pledge to Review Portfolio - Zonk 206 - NewsCloud writes

"After the LA Times reported that the Gates Foundation often invests in companies hurting the very communities Bill and Melinda want to help, the Seattle Times reported the foundation planned 'a systematic review of its investments to determine whether it should pull its money out of companies that are doing harm to society'. Shortly after that interview, the Gates Foundation took down their public statement on this and replaced it with a significantly altered version which seems to say that investing responsibly would just be too complex for them and that they need to focus on their core mission: 'There are dozens of factors that could be considered, almost all of which are outside the foundation's areas of expertise. The issues involved are quite complex...Which social and political issues should be on the list? ... Many of the companies mentioned in the Los Angeles Times articles, such as Ford, Kraft, Fannie Mae, Nestle + General Electric, do a lot of work that some people like, as well as work that some people do not like. Some activities might even be viewed positively by some people and negatively by others.'"
Mars Probe May Have Spotted Sojourner Rover - Zonk 137 - Maggie McKee writes

"NASA's eagle-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may have spotted the tiny, toaster oven-sized Sojourner rover just a few meters away from its companion, the Mars Pathfinder lander. It appears to have crawled there in an attempt to re-establish contact with the lander after the lander had already died. But the pictures aren't clear enough to definitively ID the rover + it's possible Sojourner simply took off on its own. If it were miraculously still alive after 10 years, it could be 3 kilometers away from Pathfinder — and probably impossible to find, even with MRO."
Does Income Inequality Matter? - Cliff 974 - theodp is concerned about the following:

"Alarmed by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein's record-setting $53M bonus, Charles Wheelan (aka The Naked Economist) argues that income inequality matters. Wheelan notes that the Gini Coefficient (a measure of income inequality) for the U.S. has been moving away from countries like Japan + Sweden + closer to that of Brazil, where the murder rate is 5X that of NYC + crime is materially impacting GDP."
MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents - CowboyNeal 485+ - "The MPAA + other anti-piracy watchdogs have been caught trapping people into downloading fake torrents, so they can collect IP addresses + send copyright infringement letters to ISPs. The battle between P2P networks and copyright holders seems to be a never ending battle. It will be interesting to see how much the anti-piracy groups practices change once they begin begin selling movies and TV shows legally on"
IBM Breaks Patent Record, Wants Reform - kdawson 107+ - "IBM set the record for most patents granted in a year for 2006.

At the same time, IBM points out that small companies earn more patents per capita than larger enterprises + pushes for reform to address shortcomings in the process of patenting business methods:

'The prevalence of patent applications that are of low quality or poorly written have led to backlogs of historic proportions + the granting of patents protecting ideas that are not new, are overly broad, or obvious.'

And the company has been committing itself to a new patent policy:

'Key tenets of the policy are that patent quality is the responsibility of the applicant; that patent applications should be open to public examination + that patent ownership should be transparent; +

that business methods without technical content should not be patentable.'"
Women "Advertise" Fertility - kdawson 287+ - Dik Zak writes with word of a paper published in the journal Hormones and Behavior.

A study found that women take greater care over their appearance when they are at peak levels of monthly fertility.

The researchers took two photos of each of 30 women, one near ovulation + one at the other end of her cycle.

They then showed the paired photos (with faces obscured) to a group of observers, who were asked to judge in which photo the women were trying to look more attractive.

The observers chose the "high fertility" subject nearly 60% more of the time than would be expected by chance, according to the writeup.
Wikileaks — Anonymous Whistle-Blowing - kdawson 141+ - too_old_to_be_irate about a site that word got out on before they were ready.

Wikileaks aims to be an anonymous + uncensorable repository of leaked documents, posted for commentary by interested parties.

It's expected to go live in a month or two.

From the site:

"Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable version of Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis.

Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa + the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the west who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their own governments and corporations.

We aim for maximum political impact;

this means our interface is identical to Wikipedia + usable by non-technical people.

We have received over 1.1 million documents so far from dissident communities + anonymous sources."
"Ihr tut den Arbeitern unrecht, wenn ihr glaubt, sie sind mit dem ...

Eine weitere + in Teilen fortführende Ergänzung erfuhr die Behandlung von Streiks im NS durch einen Aufsatz von Doris Kachulle in der "1999". ...

13.Jan.2007 Everything about Richard V. Allen

00.000.1981-00.000.1982 Richard V. Allen. Richard V. Allen was the United States National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan. Allen received his BA + ...

00.Mai 2007 mei 2005 ... meent de vroegere adviseur van de socialistische president Mitterrand. ... van de 'Alice Cooper Veiling' gaan naar The Solid Rock Foundation . ...

20050301 ... from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation + the Castle Rock Foundation.

00.000.2000 the Castle Rock Foundation paid a membership fee of $10000. ...
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27.Feb.2005 The Commons: Mellon Scaife of Pittsburgh, the Smith Richardson Foundation (Vicks), the Castle Rock Foundation (Coors beer) + the Koch family foundations (energy).
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13.Jan.2007 JSTOR: The Revisions of Seven Pillars of Wisdom In May 1919 the Wahabite sect under Ibn Saud crushed the Hashemites (Feisal's ... in the summer of 1917 (as Lawrence learned after he captured Aqaba ), is, ...

13.Jan.2007 Middle Eastern Oil: An Historical Perspective and Outlook

00.Apr.1939 -But when in- the price was worth it- King Ibn Saud turned the valve on a pipeline feeding the terminal at Ras Tanura + opened the flow of Saudi ...

13.Jan.2007 Bürgerrechtsbewegung Solidarität, Nachrichten-Archiv
00.Jan.2005 wurde erstmals seit

00.000.1877 das Ergebnis einer Wahlmännerabstimmung ... warum die Wählerlisten in Cuyahoga County zu unrecht " gesäubert" wurden; ...

20041018 Oct.2004 Schummel -Prinz Harry: Hat er oder hat er nicht? ... Thousands of jihadists have been created, ready to die in holy war against the Great Satan.

My favorite books. John Bunyan - The Holy War John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress ... John Kessel - Mrs. Schummel Exits a Winner ...


Gruppioni und der Gesichtsspezialist Frabcesco Mallegni von der Universität Pisa gaben dem Dichter, der von 1265 bis 1321 lebte, nun mit Hilfe moderner Computertechnologie ein humaneres Antlitz zurück.

Für die Gesichtsrekonstruktion nutzte Gruppioni den in den zwanziger Jahren aus Knochenresten zusammengesetzten Schädel Dantes + fügte ihm den Kiefer hinzu, wie "La Repubblica" berichtete.

Die Rekonstruktion des Schädels soll nur um maximal fünf Prozent vom Original abweichen.
Der nun datierte Hofmeyr-Schädel schließt diese Lücke: Der afrikanische Schädel sei 36.000 Jahre alt.

Ausgerechnet aus der Zeit, zu der die Menschen die Südsahara-Gebiete verlassen haben sollen, gab es bislang keine Fossilien - also keinen handfesten Beweis für die "Out of Africa"-Hypothese. Nun scheint es den aber endlich zu geben: Ein Schädel, der nahe der Stadt Hofmeyr in der südafrikanischen Provinz Oskap gefunden wurde, soll die Zeitlücke jetzt geschlossen haben, berichtet ein internationales Forscherteam im Wissenschaftsmagazin "Science".

Die Vorfahren aller heute lebenden Menschen sollen vor 100.000 bis 200.000 Jahren südlich der Sahara gelebt haben. Von dort aus sei der moderne Mensch vor etwa 65.000 bis 25.000 Jahren aufgebrochen und habe die alte Welt - außer Afrika also Europa, Asien, Australien und die pazifischen Inseln - besiedelt. Schließlich gelang dann der Sprung über die Beringsstraße nach Amerika, in die neue Welt. Darauf deuten die meisten genetischen Untersuchungen hin. Die meisten von ihnen wurden an heute lebenden Menschen vorgenommen.

Fossilien aus der Aufbruchszeit fehlen allerdings: Jene menschlichen Knochen, die in Afrikas südlich der Sahara gefundenen wurden, sind entweder rund 70.000 oder nur rund 15.000 Jahre alt. Offenbar stammt keines aus der Zeit dazwischen - bislang.

Datierung deutet genau auf die klaffende Lücke
Somali Jihadist: We're Not Al-Qaeda: The U.S. brands the organization as an ally of al-Qaeda; in reality, it is also a nationalist anti-warlord movement that contains many Muslim moderates and has no international ambitions

13.Jan.2007 Somalia: Fighting “terrorism” or quest for oil?: What has been the concrete involvement of the U.S. in this war between Ethiopia and Somalia, two of the poorest countries in the world?

13.Jan.2007 America's interests in Somalia: Four major U.S. oil companies are sitting on a prospective fortune in exclusive concessions.

13.Jan.2007 Somalia - the Next Afghanistan + Iraq?: Africans have constantly warned of the American military design on the Eastern seaboard. Yet, our "leaders" have thoughtlessly been currying favour with this vicious military power. In the horn, the heavily militarized Ethiopia has become their 'on the scene agent', doing the dirty work of the American warmonger.

13.Jan.2007 Pakistan attacks militant supply trucks across border from fierce Afghan battle: The army, acting on intelligence provided by the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, used mortars and artillery in the attack Wednesday night at Gurvek, near the border, spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan told The Associated Press.

13.Jan.2007 Pakistan rejects U.S. spy chief's charge it harbors Qaida leaders : Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that John Negroponte's claim that Pakistan represents a major source of Islamic extremism and a refuge for top terror leaders is "incorrect."

13.Jan.2007 Rabbis throw book at Jimmy : Outraged by Jimmy Carter's controversial new book, the nation's largest organization of rabbis yesterday pulled out of a planned visit to the former President's human rights center in Atlanta.

13.Jan.2007 U.S. set to announce plea deal with Israeli "crime kingpin" on drug charges : Under the agreement between the parties, Rosenstein will serve 12 years in an Israeli prison. The parties decided that U.S. authorities would not be confiscating Rosenstein's assets, as they had requested.

13.Jan.2007 Western companies may get 75% of Iraqi oil profits: Iraq's massive oil reserves may be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies - which could end up grabbing up to 75% of the beleagured nation's oil profits - under a law seen coming before the Iraqi parliament within days, the Independent reported on its Web site Monday.

13.Jan.2007 Rep. Ron Paul explores run for president: Paul filed papers in Texas to create a presidential exploratory committee that will allow him to raise money. In 1988, Paul was the Libertarian nominee for president and received more than 400,000 votes.

13.Jan.2007 Pentagon Abandons Active-Duty Time Limit: The Pentagon has abandoned its limit on the time a citizen-soldier can be required to serve on active duty, officials said Thursday, a major change that reflects an Army stretched thin by longer-than-expected combat in Iraq.

13.Jan.2007 Gov't Changes Student Military Recruiting : The New York Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of several high school students after the DoD's billion dollar Joint Advertising and Market Research Studies (JAMRS) military recruitment program began collecting, maintaining + distributing their personal and private information + that of millions of other high school students, in a rogue database

13.Jan.2007 This is a US torture camp: Evidence of prisoner abuse at Guantánamo is overwhelming - and it hasn't made anyone safer

13.Jan.2007 U.S. Has Lost Credibility On Rights, Group Asserts: The advocacy group Human Rights Watch said yesterday that Washington's once-powerful role as a prime defender of human rights had effectively ended

13.Jan.2007 Stop Shock Treatment To Punish Students With Disabilities: The New York Civil Liberties Union today called on the New York State Board of Regents to reject regulations that would permit New York State schools to use electric skin shock, electric shocks, beatings, isolation, restraints, food deprivation + other "aversive" stimuli to control the behaviors of children with disabilities.

13.Jan.2007 Scientists prepare to move Doomsday Clock forward: The keepers of the "Doomsday Clock" plan to move its hands forward next Wednesday to reflect what they call worsening nuclear and climate threats to the world.
13.Jan.2007Somali Jihadist: We're Not Al-Qaeda: The U.S. brands the organization as an ally of al-Qaeda;

in reality, it is also a nationalist anti-warlord movement that contains many Muslim moderates and has no international ambitions

13.Jan.2007 Somalia: Fighting “terrorism” or quest for oil?: What has been the concrete involvement of the U.S. in this war between Ethiopia and Somalia, two of the poorest countries in the world?

13.Jan.2007 America's interests in Somalia: Four major U.S. oil companies are sitting on a prospective fortune in exclusive concessions.

13.Jan.2007 Somalia - the Next Afghanistan + Iraq?: Africans have constantly warned of the American military design on the Eastern seaboard.

Yet, our "leaders" have thoughtlessly been currying favour with this vicious military power.

In the horn, the heavily militarized Ethiopia has become their 'on the scene agent', doing the dirty work of the American warmonger.

13.Jan.2007 Pakistan attacks militant supply trucks across border from fierce Afghan battle: The army, acting on intelligence provided by the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, used mortars and artillery in the attack Wednesday night at Gurvek, near the border, spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan told The Associated Press.

13.Jan.2007 Pakistan rejects U.S. spy chief's charge it harbors Qaida leaders : Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that John Negroponte's claim that Pakistan represents a major source of Islamic extremism + a refuge for top terror leaders is "incorrect."

13.Jan.2007 Rabbis throw book at Jimmy : Outraged by Jimmy Carter's controversial new book, the nation's largest organization of rabbis yesterday pulled out of a planned visit to the former President's human rights center in Atlanta.

13.Jan.2007 U.S. set to announce plea deal with Israeli "crime kingpin" on drug charges : Under the agreement between the parties, Rosenstein will serve 12 years in an Israeli prison. The parties decided that U.S. authorities would not be confiscating Rosenstein's assets, as they had requested.

13.Jan.2007 Western companies may get 75% of Iraqi oil profits: Iraq's massive oil reserves may be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies - which could end up grabbing up to 75% of the beleagured nation's oil profits - under a law seen coming before the Iraqi parliament within days, the Independent reported on its Web site Monday.
13.Jan.2007Turk PM asserts right to intervene in Iraq, raps US : Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Friday reaffirmed Turkey's right to send troops into Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels there and chided U.S. officials for questioning it.

13.Jan.2007 Iraq Seeks Release of Iranians Seized by U.S.: Iraq's foreign minister said he was seeking the release of five Iranians seized by U.S. troops from a representative office of the Tehran government in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil on Thursday.

13.Jan.2007 Dutch minister criticises U.S. troop plan for Iraq: Dutch Foreign Minister Bernard Bot on Friday criticised the U.S. President George W. Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, saying he doubted it would yield results.

13.Jan.2007 Russia condemns U.S. raid on Iranian office in Iraq: Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday a raid by U.S. troops on an Iranian government office in northern Iraq was unacceptable and a violation of international rules.

13.Jan.2007 War Pimp Alert: US says raid in N. Iraq, capture of Iranians, based on plans "to kill Americans: White House spokesman Tony Snow on Friday said the raid was conducted after intelligence was received indicating efforts

were being made to kill Americans and destabilize the Iraqi government.

13.Jan.2007 Bush's tough tactics are a 'declaration of war' on Iran: A leading UK-based Iran specialist, Ali Ansari, said the incident was an "extreme provocation". Dr Ansari said that Mr Bush's speech on future Iraq strategy amounted to "a declaration of war" on Iran.

13.Jan.2007 US denies Iran attack plans: THE White House has flatly dismissed what it called a "rumour and urban legend" that the USA was gearing up for military action against Iran or Syria.

13.Jan.2007 An admiral to command a land war? : President George W. Bush's choice of a Navy admiral to head Central Command after Gen. John P. Abizaid has set tongues wagging. Why send an admiral to command a land battle unless you don't expect the battle to remain a land one?

13.Jan.2007 Does Bush have authority to strike Iran? Pat Buchanan - 4 Minute video

13.Jan.2007 War pimp alert: New Arms Shipments to Iraqi Militia Detected : US military intelligence sources tell ABC News that large shipments of weapons have been smuggled to Iraqi militia over the past five weeks, including dozens of Iranian supplied EFP's. or Explosive Form Projectiles, highly effective against armored vehicles.

13.Jan.2007 In case you missed it: Top U.S. Military Official: No Evidence of Iran Involvement in Iraq : Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, said today he has no evidence the Iranian government has been sending military equipment and personnel into neighboring Iraq.

13.Jan.2007 In case you missed it: British Find No Evidence Of Arms Traffic From Iran: Maj. Dominic Roberts of the Queen's Dragoons said: "We have found no credible evidence to suggest there is weapons smuggling across the border."

13.Jan.2007 In case you missd it: 'No proof' of Iran nuclear arms" : The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has not found conclusive evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, a US magazine has reported.

13.Jan.2007 Iran: U.S. Expert Predicts Oil-Export Crisis Within A Decade : Economic geographer Roger Stern has predicted in a recent study in a U.S. National Academy of Sciences publication that Iran might run out of oil for export by 2015. Stern, a researcher at John Hopkins University, spoke with RFE/RL correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari about what this might mean.

13.Jan.2007 Pepe Escobar : Somalia: Afghanistan remixed : The "war on terror" is back with a bang. First Afghanistan, then Iraq and now Somalia. And Iran could well be the next Islamic nation to be bombarded by the US - as President George W Bush telegraphed in his "surge" speech on Wednesday.
13.Jan.2007Baghdad Crackdown -By Mike Whitney
The crackdown in Baghdad and the anticipated bombing of Iran will have no significant affect on the war’s outcome. America has lost its ability to influence events positively or to arbitrarily assert its will. We’re now facing “death by a thousand cuts” and the steady erosion of US power.

13.Jan.2007 The Plan for Economic Strangulation of Iran -By Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar
The current US strategy is to starve the Iranian oil and gas industries of new investments, thereby reducing the Iranian government’s revenues which are hoped will in turn reduce Iran’s ability to maintain not only its armed forces, but also the government’s social obligations to its people (subsidies, salaries, etc.).

13.Jan.2007 Escalation is Hardly the Answer -By Congressman Ron Paul
I am concerned, however, that a contrived Gulf of Tonkin- type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran.

13.Jan.2007 Keith Olbermann: Bush's legacy: The president who cried wolf -Video and Transcript
Only this president, only in this time, only with this dangerous, even messianic certitude, could answer a country demanding an exit strategy from Iraq, by offering an entrance strategy for Iran.

13.Jan.2007 Murtha's Plan to Stop Bush -By Ari Berman
Murtha announced his intention to use the power of the purse to try and close US prisons at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, eliminate the signing statements President Bush uses to secretly expand executive power and restrict the building of permanent bases in Iraq.

13.Jan.2007 George W. Bush: A Symptom of Disease -By Charles Sullivan
Sometimes you look around and wonder how things could have gone so wrong so quickly. America has become the antithesis of everything she purports to be. We are the greatest purveyors of violence the world has ever known; the largest weapons dealers on earth; and death and misery are our principal exports. Everything is for sale here, even men’s tormented souls—at least, those who still possess them.

13.Jan.2007 Manufacturing Consent Video
Noam Chomskey, explores how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of the USA populace.
Click to view

13.Jan.2007 U.S. Somalia air raids hit nomads, 70 dead - Oxfam -By Reuters
U.S. air attacks have mistakenly targeted nomadic herdsmen gathering round fires, killing 70, British-based aid agency Oxfam said on Friday.

13.Jan.2007 NATO Occupation Forces Kill Afghan Civilians, Police Say -By Reuters
NATO aircraft attacked "Taliban rebels" in southern Afghanistan + killed 16 insurgents + 13 civilians, Afghan police said on Friday, but NATO denied causing civilian casualties.

13.Jan.2007 The Real Friends of Terror Video Documentary -

"What is the difference between the horror + the violence created by suicide bombers + the horror + the violence created by bombs dropped from 30,000 feet by airplanes?" Continue

13.Jan.2007 In case you missed it : The Power of Nightmares Video Documentary
In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world.

Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

The most frightening of these is the threat of an international terror network.

But just as the dreams were not true, neither are these nightmares. Click to view