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OUR 'FRIENDS,' THE ISRAELIS – In 1967, they tried to sink the U.S.S. Liberty, Retired Captain Ward Boston, a former U.S. Navy attorney who was senior legal counsel to the military investigation of the near sinking of the U.S.S. Liberty by the Israelis, in 1967, has finally revealed the truth in a signed […]

The Axis of Hubris, President George Bush and the United States are in a serious situation in Iraq for one reason only: neoconservatives will permit no dissent. Neoconservatives used their presidential appointments and Vice President Cheney to silence the CIA and Defense and […]

White House 'blocking' 9/11 inquiry

AFP, Democrats and Republicans have accused the White House of stonewalling the federal commission investigating the September 11, 2001, attacks by blocking its demands for documents, despite threats of a subpoena. “I call on the White House to turn over […]

Iraq Paradox: Cracking Down While Promoting Freedom

New York Times, WASHINGTON, Oct. 27

Never mind the talk, Mahathir's legacy is Muslim democracy

smh, Mahathir Mohamad is retiring as Prime Minister of Malaysia. Retiring, not fleeing in disgrace, not moving to Saudi Arabia to hide from international law, not avoiding a looming corruption scandal, not forced out by street protests, and not facing […]

The axis of oil: how a plan for the world's biggest pipeline threatens to wreak havoc

The Independent, It is a story of empire-building, intrigue, espionage, double-dealing and arm-twisting that Rudyard Kipling would have been proud to write. Kipling popularised the phrase “The Great Game” to describe the secret battle to dominate central Asia fought between […]

Israel ignores road-map over illegal outposts

Independent Digital , The Middle East peace process was marred yesterday by fresh violence on the Lebanese border and an admission from the Israeli government that it will provide new services to illegal settlement outposts it pledged to dismantle under […]

Deadly walls of flame — 'It's almost like a war'

San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego — The death toll rose to 15 people Monday as out-of-control fires raged from Ventura County to the Mexican border, ravaging hundreds of thousands of acres and forcing people to run for their lives in […]

Holy Month Begins In Anger and Ruin

The Washington Post , BAGHDAD, Oct. 27 — The din of destruction filled the streets of the working-class neighborhood of Shaab. Sirens of ambulances carrying the dead and wounded wailed past barbed wire, glass shoveled from gutted shops clanged on […]

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